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orai CITY (R. J. E. Morris, fuel for Mrs. Drew Piatt Whitney, poor relief,.... Statistics tor the distribution of ur. ban and rural populations In the United States, including In the "nrban class" towns of 2,500 or more popula tion, show 1880, 29.5 per cent of the population of the United States was urban. 1880, 70 5 per cent ot the population of the United States was rural. 1910, 46.3 per cent of the population of the United States was urban. 1910, 53.7 per cent of the population of the United States was rural. „Vt A' .5.» V, -v 1'^i ..4 A .*' Regular Meeting of the Wahpeton, North Dakota, City Couocil, held Monday evening, December 2,1918. Members Present: Raitor, Simonsen, Feiehel, Wolfe, Harris and Early. Meeting called to order and presided over by Mayor Connolly. Adnntea of the last regular meeting were read and, on motion duly carried, ordered approved. Petitioi from the Boy dcouts wUng for the use of one of the rooms In the City Hall tor the purpose of holding their meetings, such room to be heated, was read. It was moved and seconded that the room aafced for, frying the one occupied by the firemen of the city, that we permit the Boy Scouts to use and occupy the same, provided there is no objection on the part of the firemen, who have a prior right thereto. Motion Carried. Reports of the Police Magistrate, City Treasurer and Superintendent of Wa terworks were read and, on motions duly carried, were each accepted and or derer filed. Moved and seconded that the Purchasing Committee of the City Council M| authorised and empowered to purchase a steam boiler for the purpose of thaw Ing the Inlets to sewer and catch-basins. A roll-call vote was taken on the motion which wars as follows: Raitor, yes Wolfe, yes Simonsen, yes Pee ehel, yes Harris, yes Early, yes Aldermen Hodel and Frasler were absent and did not vote. Moved and seconded that the City Engineer be Instructed to make an esti mate of the coat of Installing a sewer on First Street, extending south from Dakota Avenue to such joint or points so that nil dwellings on said First St as well as any avenue that should connect with a sewer on «i»H First Stieet may be connected. A roll-call vote waft taken on the same and was as follows: Pallor, yea Wolfe, yea Simonsen, yes Peschel, yes Harrla, yes Early, yes Aldermen Hcdel and Frasler were absent and did not vote. The followtng bills were audita^ and read: GENERAL FUND Joseph Kennedy, salary as Patrolman.... $ 3M3 A. J. Connolly, salary as Mayor, 21&S0 A. Hodel, salary as Alderman......... MM Philip Raitor, salary as Aldenaaa, 24.00 P. Simonsen, salary as Alfennan 21:00 M. Peschel, salary as Alderman,. 24.00 J. J. Wolfe, salary as Aldempn, 24.00 A. D. trailer, salary a|§ Alderman, 14.00 O. L. Harris, salary as Alderman 24.00 J. R. Sarly, salary as Alderman (0.00 O. M. Olson. Treasurer's salary 25.00 F. B. SchneHer, Police Magistrate's salary,.. 25.00 C. J. Kachelhoffer, Auditor's and Attorney's salary,. 70.00 J. E. Powrle, Chief Police aftd Street CommisMoner's salary T10.00 V. McMichael, Patrolman's salary ilg.17 MAtt Hemerllck, Teamster^ salary, 7040 John Mnresh, City Hall and Park Custodian 40.00 H. E. Rice, services HO.OO H. E. Rice, money advanced for hay, 28.70 Thomas McCaffery, labor on streets, 38.40 Globe-Gazette Printing Co., supplies, 4 ,2j gg Maseppa Hook & Ladder Co., fire attendance, 20 Otter Tai! Power Co., Street, City Hall and barn lights,.......! W. D. Murphy, Mdse Leach & Gamble, Mdse., J. J. Wolfe, Mdse. Wahpeton Times, city printing, Northwest Sheet ft Iron Works. Mdse WATERWORKS W. Forkner, Superintendent's salary J. E. Myers, Engineer's salary,.... Joieph Voves, Engineer's salary, John Shebeck, labor, Otter Tali Power Co, power and current Pennsylvania Salt Mfg. Co.. Mdse BULLETIN NO. 4 It is to be noted that there is a posi. tive tendency of the people of the United States to concentrate into ur ban communities with a consequent decrease in the per capica production of staple food products. Per capita production of wheat in the United States is ind ented in tha table that follows: Year, 1876-1884, Population 50.156.000, Average Annual Wheat Production. 426, 922,000 bushels, Annual Per Capi ta Production, 8.5 buskei: Year, 1906-1914. Population. 91 !t 2.000 Average Annual Wneat Production, 712, 474,000 bushels Annual Per Capi ta Production, 7.7 bushels. It is to lie noted that this table has reference to tendencies and to facts that were operative before the Great War. It is one of the major tasks of the U. S. Boys' Working Reserve to set in motion forces that will check Moved and seconded that the bills a« audited and Tead be allow ed and ordered paid. A roll-call vote was taken on the motion and was as fol lows: Raitor, yqg Wolfe,'yes Slmosoen, yes Pescfhel, yes Harris, yes Sferly, yes. Aldermen Hodel and Frasler were absent and did not vote. Motion owde, seconded and carried that we adjourn. C- J. KACHELHOFFER, Clty Autttor. ..V .-R 'f. ^'••t .-' V. *32.28 18.35 3.00 1.30 8.10 11.50 6.50 10.00 .7.7.7. 110.00 90.00 90.00 4.80 126.96.36.199.'. .7. 195 40 ..7.. .77..!.. 29.25 the tendency noted in the table and so profoundly to affect the food supply of the United States and of the world. F4MD C0N8ERYATI0X PROGSAX The Food Conservatiea Program, held at the City Hall under the aus pices of the women's clubs of the city, was a decided success. The enthu siasm shown by the great number present was an unmistakable indica tion of the interest of the Wahpeton women to the problems of the home and nation. Miss Mirick, chairman of the Fort nightly Club, presided at the meet ing. The opening number was a let ter from Commissioner Ladd, seating the object of the meeting. A vocal solo by Miss Florence Carter and community singing of Christmas Carols was enjoyed. The main feat ure of^the program was an address by Miss Fulton, in which conserva tion was ably discussed. The exist ing food pledges were unanimously approved. FATAL ACCIDEXT /In a head on collision Tuesday be tween Great Northern passenger train No. 13 and a freight train at Howard Lake, Minn., Engineer Alike Cava naugh of the passenger train was killed. Mr. Cavanaugh's home was in Breckenridge. *».»i ARE YOU A "QUITTER!" Have we any "quitters" in Wahpe ton? The showing we make in the Red Cross roll call is going to answer that question. While the war was .on, and every one was thrilled by the glorious deeds of the expeditionary forces, we had no trouble making our endta in any ot the war fund drives. Now somes the dirty, tedious, tire some task of "mopping up." We here at home «ee none of it, but all the in spiration has gone cut of the "game" for the men In Europe and the men In the camps In this country, to say nothing «t the hospitals. It is just stern, hard, thankless duty that faces them. But they are "carrying on." and here at home we mustn't "quit" The man tr woman who says: "the wafs over, I guess the Red Cross doesn't need my dollar" IB both Ignor ant and a "quitter." He Is riifffflnc on to somebody else %ls share ot the unpleasant and tremendous task of cleaning up after the fighting has ended. Spt course there are not many of the "quitters" here In Wahpeton. but overcoming inertia always requires a tremendous amount ot Energy. Ev ery name short of the 100 per cent mark on the Christmas Red Cross Roll Call ought to be considered a black mark on Wahpeton's war rec ord. The Red Cross Is catling for 100 per cent enrollment That's enough for us. Let's give it. I'EDER J. WOLD OBITUARY Peder J. Wold was born in Norway January 11th, 1837, where he grew to manhood. He immigrated to America hi 1868 and resided in Dunn County. Wis., until 1870 when he again turner! his face westward and came to Dako ta. He drove a team for the IT. S. Government for some time betwf-on Forts Abercrombie and Pembina. In 1883 he took up his former profession that of brickmaker, and started brickyard about of this village. the clay is still visible, on the Char.. Hanson land, on the west side of the railroad track. He found the clay of poor quality here and moved his plant to Abercrombie in the fall of the same year, where he operated it success fully for a number of years. JHe passed quietly away at the home of his daughter. Mrs. John Borgan, on Monday, December 2nd, of old age and general /lebility.—Walcott Re porter. -v .. -v ," •p.tt •'. ®fie IMjpeton Cimes^i WAHPETON, RICHLAND COPNTT, WORTH DAKOTA, THPR8DAY, nmmn^ ty imp "Our point of view has now been dunged (rm a *at nocessity to humanitarian appeal, in all food effort*," Mid Federal Food Adniniatrator E. F. Ladd, who* asked regarding the future work of the Food Admiaietretiett "In a cable Neeattr rstoirod from Mr. Hotter hy the Foot officials he stated that the pressing taunt for feed to Europe frees one of tho worst axaiBe disosUrs of kfcUry fa obvious h«t4h* Matte ptegraai must avail Author '"When the Aaorfean peopie fully rsalixe the predkament ef nOUeae of people la Earapa, when jtyie pfcture is preeeated t* then in all ita atartMag nsallilju there1 will he a spsitsnsees aid inataataneoue deasend ea the part of the Americas public for their relief. Sense agetey pust carrion that relief work. Ji what wiH he dene and how it will be tme is yet to he worked out hat the work that la now placed btfas the Food Administer Hon workers is to acquaint the public with the facta of Euiwpe'a needs and to prepare them for voluntary co-operation in saving east numbers from starvation, as distinguished from the enfeieoi regulations which wove necessary as a war measure, but wil aa longer bring about the desired ends." f, The packing company has a paid up capital of over $900,000. The plant construction is estimated at $450,000. A large modern residence section is being erected by the company in the vicinity of the plant. Twenty four foundations have been laid and 18 houses are almost completed. The houses will cost from $2,500 to $3,000 each. They are modern and well equipped and offer Splendid living conditions for the workmen of the plant. The plant and residences will have its own water system and filtering plant, of approximately a halt mil lion gallons capacity per day. OPERATE NEXT SPRING The officials of the Equity Co-Oper ative- Packing Co. regret very much being unable to commence opera tions this fall, owing to the skilled labor shortage and delay in arrival of equipment due to war conditions. However, the plant will be In opera tion early this coming spring. The proposal to increase the capi tal stock of the company from $1,000,. 000 to $3,000,000 will be decided at the January meeting, the purpose of the increase being to provide greater capital for the company. It Is point ed out that the increased costs of livestock makes a greater working capital essential. PASSED AWAY Mrs. Gilbert Toppen passed away at the home of her mother. Monday evening after an illness extending over a period of ten weeks, she hav- one-half mile south ing been confined to her bed since The excavation for October 4th, when she gave birth to twin babies. Shortly after this she was taken sick with influenza which developed into a very severe attack of pneumonia. She bravely with stood this attack and was doing very nicely when sciatica rheumatism de veloped. This attack was just about over when conjestion of the lungs sat in and being weakened from the other attacks, she was not able to over come the great handicap and quietly passed away.—Walcott Reporter. •W /'Mf*".* ":1! •/.•':••. .•_•• ^. .• •. .,• .•- .. Im| EQUITY SOCIETY WILL MEET Fargo is planning an Auto Show for February 5th to 8th. The Society of Equity will have a big three day meeting January 14th 15th and 16th. Three dlrectoes will be elected and the officers will give their annual reports. The annual election of officers of the Equity Packing Plant will also be held. WILL SEND CHRISTMAS ^£8 The Ladies Auxiliary ot Company I have prepared Christmaa boxes tor all ot the boji ot the company who were wounded In battle and are con valescing in the United States. Christmaa cards and copies of the lo cal papers will also be sent to them. We print below a list ot the names of these boys—the boys who have sacri ficed so much for their country: Corp. Frank LeQuler, Ward 7, Co. 26th Int., Ft Des Moines, Iowa. Joe Lockwood, Ward 12* Co. 26th Int, Ft Des Moines, Iowa. Corp. Roy Trebll, Ward A, War De monstration Hospital, 64th Ave., A. N. Y. Pvt. Donald B. Freese, Base Hospi tal No. 2, Cape May, New Jersey. Nick Hermes, Ft Snelllng, Minn. It 1b hoped that the dtlsens of Wah peton will remember these boys and in some way show their appreciation at Christmas time. These boys offer, ed their all for their country, and some of them may be crippled for lite. Some ot ue can surely part with a little of our money ^or them. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, BWIGHT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH On Tuesday evening, December 24th a Christmas program will he given in the Congregational church at, Dwlght aa tollspfs: tjhe spirit ot the Chriatmaa Tide, la Bop, Word and Picture, with whits t^»IW''tke Ki^f, by the Sunday, ftaioot Classes. 4* illustrated story, Ben Hur, Taftb ot The Christ, with illustrated songs ot the season, will torn tha entertainment, and at arranged later vals,4he separate Class gifts, will be laid on the altar. Special eong In pantonine, with a token ot the Christmas time to each ot the children. This evening will be an entertain ing and impressive one with a fine educational feature on the Spirit ot the Christmas Time. A cordial invi tation is extended to all. Program commences promptly at eight o'clock. REV. J. E. CADWELL, Pastor. NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN CHURCH NOTES Services next Sunday forenoon at the Wild Rice church, Dwigbt, com mencing at 10:45 o'clock. 'Services at Mooreton next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Services will be conducted in the Norwegian lan guage. Services will be held on Christmas Day as follows: Wild Rice church, Dwlght, in the forenoon at 10:45 o'clock. Wahpeton Norwegian/ Lutheran church, Cor. of Michigan Ave. and 8th St., in the afternoon at 3 o'clock. W. B. DAHL, Pastor. TRINITY CHURCH The Sunday School Christmas tree will be at the church at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening, December 23rd. Christmas Carols and Hymns will be sung. Parente and friends are in vited to be present. CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES Holy Communion and Sermon at 0 A. M. All Communicants are urKc-1 to be present. AUXILIARY CLUB The young ladles auxiliary club met on Monday evening with Mrs. John Diets and MISB Gertrude Smith at the home of the former. After the business meeting, little MIUB Isabelle Olsen violinist accom panied by Miss Arntzen on the piano played two selections which were well received. An article on "Chicago the Chic," by Miss Gorgena Baker, a paper on the "Era of Reconstruction" was given by Miss Winona Dahl. Two beautiful vo cal solos was given by Miss Boswortb. Dainty refreshments were served at the close of a delightful evening. HAVE A MODEL SCHOOL N. B. Langseth, one of Antelope's prominent farmers, was transacting business at the county seat Wednes day. Mr. Langseth is treasurer of Anteiope school district. This town ship has a consolidated school, a fine four room building, modern in its ap pointments, a fine cottage for the janitor, who boards the teachers. This school is located in the center of the townehip and is, perhaps, the finest of its kind in the state. The pupils living at a distance from the school are brought to and from the school each day in busses. The en rollment haB reached as high as 140 pupils. ,• "i -1 JUK cm PAPER NUMBER WILLIAM HOFFMAN PASSES flOX UFE William Hoffman died last Satur day night at his farm home south ot town. He was another victim ot the dreadful scourge that is passing over the country. He contracted the dto ease about two weeks before his death. He was not considered to he in any great danger until nearly ,the end, when he contracted pneumonia. William Hoffman was the son ot John Hoffman, and was born in Sum mit township, thto county, January 22nd, 1888, and would have been 31 years old the 22nd of next month. On the lth of November, 1916, he was married to MISB Rose Hunhoff, and to this union one child wa^born. William Hoffman had a fine home and everything that helps to make life desirable. Death is no respecter of persons. The funeral was conducted at St. John's Catholic church Tuesday morning, Rev. Ridder officiating, JBesldes his wife and little daugh ter, h« leaves a father, mother, one brother and three sisters to mourn his loss. The Times Joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereav ed family. 1U8TYANG4HJNNE88 Mr. Carl A. Rustvang and Miss Helma Rosella Gunness were united in bonds ot Holy wedlock Wednesday afternoon, December 18th.. The .cere mony was performed' at the homis ot the bride'a parents in Abercrombie. There were several dosen Invited guests present This young couple are well aad favorably known and they start out on life's Journey togeth. er with the most favorable prospects. The groom la one ot Abercromble'a prosperous farmers. They will make their home on the farm. IMMNM KOBE NEEDED -N In order to complete our quota in the War Savings Stamp campaign In Richland County, we have $100,000.00 yet to raise.and ..only jwti.1 Decepber 3lst to raise it. All thcSe who have pledged to purchase stamps should do so before December 31st. Uuleas every individual in Rich land County does his or her full duty durlng the few days remaining, Rich land County will be among the lag gards. Are you going to do your part?* Don't forget to do it now. WEAR YOUR 1919 BUTTON A clean-up committee appointed by the chairman of the Red CroBS drive Mrs. W. S. Lauder will canvass the town, on Saturday* afternoon Tbt* object of this committee is to give everyone an opportunity to Join the Red Cross. Wear your 1919 Red Cross Button and you will not be molested by this committee. This committee Is composed of the following high school girls: Georgiga Kuster, Ha *el and Adelaide Burnson. Loretta Mc. Ci^sker, Gertrude Burton and Dona SchneHer. HENRY S, GELLE A FlU. VICTIM Henry S. Gelle, the eighteen years old »on of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gelle, died Monday at tbe home of his par ents in Summit township. JfHe fun eral was conducted by Rev. E. Meier at the Summit township church. This esteemable young man was born and grew to man's estate in this county. Besides his parents he is survived by tbree brothers and a sis ter to mourn his untimely death. ASSISTANTS NAMED Miss Minnie Nielson, State Super intendent of Public Instruction, has named four of her assistants to go into office with her the first of the I year. They are: Deputy Superintendent—H. J. Arns dorf. Valley City. Assistant Superintendent—Geo. A. McKarland, Valley City. Clerk—J. W. Riley, Fargo. Primary Work—Miss Bertha Palmer, Williston. TAKES OWN LIFE It was reported here Tuesday that Dr. L. U. Iverson, of Christine, had committed suicide by shooting him self with a rifle. We have been un able to secure any details of the sad affair, but Dr. Iverson has been ailing for some time and it is presumed that he committed the rash act in a mom ent of despondency. He was staying at the home of his wife's father. Rev. Wisnes, where the act was commit ted.—Walcott Reporter.