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On Friday of last week all hearts
were grieved to learnx the sad news that Odell F. Sheets had passed away. He was taken to the Fergus Falls hospital where an operation was performed. Deceased was of a quiet earn est disposition and all of his work savored of good. He was a kind and loving nusband and father. Odell F. Sheets was born in Luray, Mo., August 23, 1868, and died April 12, 1918 at the Wright hospital, Fergus Falls, Minn., from appendicitis. Mr. Sheets grew to manhood at Villard, Minn., and was post master there four years. He also held the principalship in the home schools for three years, in which school Miss Margaret Stuart, whom Ije afterwards married, was assistant. Since -coming to North Dakota he has! held the position of principal in the DeLamere schools for five years, McLeod schools for three years, and at Barney for the past five years, where his wife has also been his assistant. He has spent 27 years in educational FORMER WAHPETON TOOTH DIES ATJMMP 0006E, IA. Word was received in Wahpe ton this week conveying the in formation that Chas. Wesley Lohr a brother of .Mrs. Claude R. Rawley, a former resident of this city, had passed away at Camp Dodge, la.. The body was brought to Edgeley for interment, where appropriate funeral services'were Tharaof Rev. Elmer __ir^udMoure, asshrt^] Rev/Schute and Rev. Fmlayson, both of Edgeley. Deceased was 26 years, 4 months and twenty eightdays of age. Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Rawley were residents of Wahpeton for a few months about two years ago, when Mr. Rawley learned the shoe business Balch's shop. Mr. and Mrs. Lohr, parents of the deceased, were also former residents of Wahpeton, and moved to Hank mson about two years ago. Mr. Lohr was agent for the Singer Sewmg Machine Co. while here. Miss Gladys Lohr attends high school at this place and will grad uate this month. She attended the last sad rites at Edgeley. MR. AND MRS. JOHN OENEEN CELEBRATE GOLDEN WE0DIN6 .Mr. and Mrs. John Deneen of Libby, Minn, completed 50 years of married life last Sunday. Out at the beautiful home of Post master and Mrs. Prank Arger singer at Forman, last Sunday, the anniversary was celebrated by a family reunion, which was attended by thirty-four of their children and great grandchildren including Mrs. Archie Hayes, former stenographer for Gov. Eberhardt of Minnesota, and who before her marriage was Miss Bessie Deneen and was secretary for Purcell, Bradley & Divet of Wahpeton. Mr. and Mrs. De neen still are hearty and active despite the fact that both are at seventy-fifth milestone of their SUMMONED BY DEATH ANGLE work, He was married July 8, 1900. Two them were born two children, Opal and Stuart. There was an elder daughter by a former marriage whom sur vive. The funeral was held from the M. E. church at Villard, Minn, and was in charge of the Masonic order of which he was a member, Rev. Johnson officiating and interment took place there. Those from out of town who at tended the funeral were, Mrs. W. Knapp, eldest daughter of the deceased of Milnor, N. D., Mr, and Mrs. Horton of Sisseton, S D., Mr. and Mrs. G. Tollerton of Osakis, and Mrs. Pulford, of Grey Eagle, Minn., sisters of Mrs. O. F. Sheets, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lind sey of Brainerd, Minn., Post master and Mrs. Boatman of Mil nor, N. D., Mr. and*Mrs. A. N. Butler of Sedan, Minn. Mrs. Sheets, wife of the de ceased has resumed her duties as teacher in the schools at Barney, were she has the sympathy of a large circle of friends. existence and look good for at least twenty-five more years. They were residents of both Richland and Sargent counties in the early '80ies and lived at one in Fergus Falls, Minn. PAYS WAHPETON A VISIT EN ROUTE TO DEIAMEHE ofrForman, will be a candidate for sheriff at the June primaries. Henry left that evening for De Lamere. He has two brothers in Uncle Sam's service, one in the army in France, the other on the Battleship Tennessee. FAIRMOONTWILL ENTERTAIN SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION George Worner of Great Bend was a caller at this office Mon day. He said: "The Richland County Sunday School Associa tion will hold its 24th annual con vention at Fairmoiint, May 30-31. A large representation is expect ed from all over the county. It is anon-denominational affair. We will have a good program, and good speakers from the State as sociation and pastors from the 'various churches." ENTER YOU BABY FOR THE NATIONALJIELFARE TESTS The week for the beginning of the Children's year will be May 20 to 26.' The weighing and measuring will be held at the city hall. Parents who wish to enter their children in the na tionaltest should communicate with Miss Vera E. Miles, chair man of the enrollment com mittee, Wahpeton, N.D. $12.50 VOLUME XL1II WAHPETON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 9,1918 jA« Compare Your Baby's First Four Years With Tins ft) 1^13 liule Marie mil born In a *11 lage not far from Mezieres, lr the Ardennes. In 1914 Marie's fattier, culled to tbe colors, fell at tbe Marne. And Marie A Great Net of Mercy drown through, an Ocean of Unspeakable Pain** leAroerkanRedCross The Call From No Man** Land and liur mother stayed in tbe village, which whs now in tbe Germans' bands. lu 1015 poster was pasted up ou the door of the village church, and that night Marie's mother vanished, /ilong with a score or more of other women. 1 la 191C Marie was still living in tbat village—existing througb the charity of tbe few elderly folk the Germans permitted to stay. In 1917 Marie, with all the children under fourteen years and all the old people left alive In tbe village, was bundled into a crowded car and shipiied into Germany, round through Switzerland and thence into France, arriving at Evian. She was underfed, of course, emaciated, sickly, dirty, too tightly dressed for the time of year. And she came into Evian with not a relative, not a friend left in all Franc* to take care of ber. Who took her? Your Red Cross I Over there in Evl&n your Red Croat took charge of ber. cared for ber to the. Red Cross Children's Hospital, CLEARANCE SALE OF SUITS Commencing Friday, May 10th 2.^2 the season's^ cleverest stAles. Good practical models for Women and Misses, shown in all colors, while the materials are berges, Gabardines, Poplins, etc. We are proud to offer these suits for your choosing as every garment will save you from 1-3 to 1-2 of their actual value. The clearance prices are: STORE, WAHPETON, N. DAK. 1 clothed" her, fed ber, Cuflt op~ Ber strength, taught ber to play—and then helped tbe French authorities find ber & HOME. Multiply Marie by 500 and you will bave some idea of Jnst one day's work your Red Cross does at Evian. It is only one of the Red Cross activities in France, to he sure—but for Just tbat one alone can you help being proud of it? Can ynu help being triad you are member of it, supporting its great work of humanity? Can you help want ing it to go on helping the Maries and the "grand-daddies" that come in at Rvlan? Bracelet watches Lavaliers, Cameo brooches, pins, pearl neck laces and rings that fashion ap proves for wear this summer, are here in a variety of beautiful designs. The New Jewelry Store, 421 Dakota Ave. adv. $19.50 Buy W. S. S. NUMBER 1 DR. KIME CLOSES llfFSJM HEBE At exactly five minutes to 4:00 o'clock on Saturday morning, the pure spirit of Dr. R. H. Devine winged its way to the happy home above. He was well known to all our people and highly es teemed by everyone. As Judge Lauder remarked the other day, when you want to make some thing of someone, you must first have a man to work upon." Such was Dr. Devine in the fullest sense of the term. He was al ways cheerful and never was happier than when performing those little acts of kindness de signed to benefit others. To him, selfishness was unknown. It is said that "death loves a shining mark." In this case that was certainly borne out. He had been ill but a few days when pneu monia claimed him as a victim. He was born at Wheeling, W. Virginia, October 11,1863, of Ir ish-American parentage, and at an early age graduated from the schools there, later entering the Jefferson medical college in Phil adelphia from which he gradu ated with honors and became a resident physician in the German hospital in that city. He came to North Dakota in 1898, just 20 years ago. A few years ago he ia a vision or a modern hospital and induced the sisters of St. Anthony to open one, which they finally did. Because of certain tax concessions the hospital was Continued on page 8 ABERCROMBIE IAD RECEIVES VERYMNFOL INJURY Last Sunday afternoon occur ed a very unfortunate accident among the little folks at-Afaer crombie. A group of them were together playing a game called "Knife," when one of the little girls, Rosella Ivers, threw the knife into the face of little Rolf Bjorke and badly injured his eye. The lad was rushed to Fargo at once but at the hour of going to press this morning word comes from Fargo that it is not yet known whether the eye can be saved or not. The knife struck) through the eye and grazed the' pupil. If no infection sets in it is believed that the eye may be saved. MRS. C. M. PICKERING BURIED JIT ALEXANDRIA Mildred Charlotte Dietz was bom at Fairbault, Mifin., Feb. 3, 1876, the daughter of Henry Dietzand wife. In the fall of 1897 she was married to C. H. Pickering. After an extended residence at Huron, S. D., follow ed by four years in Fargo, they took up their residence on the Gudger-Burton farm near Wah peton. She passed peacefully away on May 6 at the Lutheran hospital in this city. Besides her faithful husband, she is survived by her aged parents at Alexand: ria.were interment took place, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were conduct ed in this city from the Gongre- fational church by Rev. F. E. tillwell, who also accompanied the remains to their last resting place.