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or—Lynn J. Fnutor,
Un. Governor—A. T. KraabcL
liMilitj State—Tfcomu HAU.
•adltor—Carl R. Kosltaky.
AHarMr General—Wm. I*ag«r,
OMnmisaloner of Insurance—
A A. Olanes*,
OMnmisaloner of Agriculture and
Labor—John H. Haftn.
Supt. of Schools—N. C. McDonald.
Ovmmtoioners of Railroads—S. J.
Aandah.. Chaa. W. Blelck, M. P.
Auditor—IB. C. Stocker.
Sheriff—W. O. Hendricks,
Clark of Court—M. Tellefson,
*eglster of Deeds—J B. Heck,
States Attorney—J. IS. Williams,
Judge—Goo. P. Gibson,
Supt. of Schools—M. EL McCurdy.
Engineer of Highways—H. Robinson
C. W. Poe, President.
E. I. Schulz, finance.
G. M. Wallbrecht, water.
C. M. Dlesen, street.
O. V. Bowman, police.
Jt. W. Brownson, Auditor.
Martin Holtan. President
Fred W. Macomber,
W. J. Blckert.
Aug. E. Johnson. Cleric,
JOHN SATTERLUND Proprietor
Published every Friday at Washburn,
McLean County, North Dakota
Entered at the Postoffice at Washburn,
North Dakota, as second Class Matter
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1919
WHO IS STUPID NOW?
Professor H. towers, in his buK
"America Among the Nations," tells
of u German who :t: titr'ted to him
ear y in the war that tho Uniterl
States was incre'ibly stupid it was
overlooking the opportunity to take
Canada. And as he reflected on the
subject, he says, it was increasingly
clear that the United States had no
interest in taking Canada—all moral
considerations aside—because it al
ready has Canada has it in the sense
that the two countries are 'spiritually
There is no formal allegiance be
tween the British commonwealth and
the Uhited States, and none is needed.
•As has been said, they constitute a
great fellowship in common ideas of
freedom, in the institutions embodied
in the common law, in their literature
and their spiritual leadership.
In the last few years they have
learned to work together, and with
the other great European democrac
ies, particularly with France. The as
sociation of these free people in the
interest of civilizaton is one of the
most significant results of the war. it
is for America to resilve that this
association shall endure.—Exchange.
WHAT HAPENED 30 YEARS AGO
Chicago has put fifteen million dol
lars into new buildings during the past
year. New York doubled that. Bis
marck, the capital of Dakota, with its
four thousand people, has spent three
quarters of a million for buildings in
the past six months. Not a bad show
ing surely in comparison with the
great cities of the country
Washburn will soon have a daily
mail and telegraph line. Who says
the enterprising citizens of this place
are not "getting there."
The members of the H. O. T. club
of Washburn were handsomely enter
tained on Saturday last at the farm
residence of Mr. Anderson. The date
oi the next meeting has not yet been
Bismarck was visited by a destruc
tive conflagration on Monday morn
ing last, the store building and resi
dence of Mr. George Peoples being en
tirely consumed by the fiery element.
The loss is -stimated at $10,000 in
Now that the Hon. W. D. Washburn
declines to be candidate for re-election
in the Fourth Minnesota district the
chances of Hon. Loren Fletcher to be
come his successor are being generally
canvassed. The Minneapolis Evening
Journal has interviewed eighty five
leading citizens of Minneapolis on the
subject, and they almost with one
voice favor the selection of Mr. Flet
cher. A newspaper correspondent at
Chicago reentry interviewed Senator
Sabin' on the subject and he is alleg
ed to have said, "If the old man is
really out on the war path perhaps it
-would be well for the game to sur
One of the creatures most adept at
mimicry Is the fiddler crab. This cu
rious creature is an expert in trench
digging. He carries with him, as part
of his body, an extraordinary weapon
•which. serves as spade, sword and
spoon. This is an enlargement of one
claw shaped so much like a fiddle that
it gives the crab its name.
An Hour a Day
By REV. HOWARD W. POPE
Moody Bible Institute,
TEXT—What! Could ye not watch with
me one hour?—Matt. 26:40.
Never was the Master's rebuke to
the disciples more pertinent than to
day. We are liv
ing at a rapid
rate. Every one
seems to be in a
mad rush to get
there, and multi
tudes of business
men are con
the speed laws of
health and safe
ty. It is becom
ing harder all the
while to secure
time for private
or family wor
ship, while medi
at i o n on the
A slumbering church needs it, for if
it is ever awakened and set on fire for
God it must be through the instrumen
tality of those who are already on fire,
and whose earnest Intercession gives
God no rest until he establishes and
makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
A perishing world needs it—for
never will it realize that it is dead un
til it comes in contact with those who
are alive in Christ Jestis. Formal
preaching and feeble testimony will
never disturb the sleep of. the dead,
but "the people that do know their
God shall be strong, and shall do ex
ploits." When people hear about the
victorious life and see it in their
midst they will realize their own need.
And Jesus craves it. We are not
simply the servants of Jesus who go
to him for orders, but he says, "I
have called you friends," and "all
things that I have heard of my Father,
I have made known unto you." A
business man may employ hundreds of
women, and daily assign them their
work and pay them their wages, but
there is one woman whose relation to
him is entirely different. He is not
her employer but her husband. He
did not select her for the work that
she could do, but to be his wife and
Even so the church is the bride of
Christ, and far friore than the service
that we can render, he prizes our
fellowship and love.
An hour a day with Jesus gives
deep, abounding joy. "Did not our
hearts burn within us as he talked with
us by the way, and while he opened
to us the Scriptures?"
It makes our testimony more effec
tive. Some years ago I came in close
touch with a group of young people.
I soon saw that one of the number
was far superior to all the rest in
the weight of her testimony and in
her knowledge of the Bible. Then I
found the secret. She was giving an
hour a day to the study of the Bible
fcjd prayer. Her life was beautiful
and her influence unique, though her
natural gifts were only ordinary.
That hour a day with Jesus seemed to
cast a halo over all that she said and
It gives greater power in prayer. In
Acts 4:31 we read that when the apos
tles had prayed, the nlace was shaken
where they were assembled together,
and they were all filled with the Holy
Ghost. "And with great power gave
they witness of the resurrection of
the Lord Jesus and great grace was
upon them all."
And so we come back to our start
ing point, and leave with you the
question, "Could we not manage our
households, and carry on our business
and accomplish more study, and make
more money if we would spend an
hour a day with Jesus and the Bible?"
A little talk with Jesus, how It smooths
the rugged road.
How It seems to help me onward, when 1
faint beneath my load
When my heart is crushed with sorrow,
and my eyes with tears are dim.
There Is naught can give me comfort like
a little talk with him.
I cannot live without him, nor would I it
He Is my daily portion, my medicine and
He's altogether lovely, none with him can
The chief among ten thousand, the fair
est of the fair.
Bible for Every Cottage.
Give to the people who toil and snf
fer, for whom this world is Bard and
bad, the belief that there Is a better
made for them. Scatter gospels among
the villages, a Bible for every tottag*
Charter No. 6327
Word Is, we fear,
almost a lost art. Men and women
too, are using up seven days' strength
in six days' time, so that Sunday
usually finds them completely ex
Let me suggest as a remedy an hour
a day with Jesus, emphasizing not so
much the amount of time as the fact
Qf a generous period set apart each
day for fellowship with the living and
Our souls need It. How much they
need it we shall never know until we
adopt the habit. We need it both for
our information and inspiration. We
need to know God better that we may
love him more. We need to know our
selves better that we may take and
keep our proper attitude toward him.
And when we know his will we need
the constant and constraining influence
of the Holy Spirit to Incite us to do it.
Furniture and Fixtures
U. S. Treasurer)
Capital Stock paid In
Cashier's checks outstanding
THE WASHBURN LEADER, WASHBURN, NORTH DAKOTA
REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
at Washburn, In the State of North Dakota, at the close of Business on
December 31, 1918.
Loans and discounts $403,717.77
Total loans $403,717.77
Overdrafts, secured. None unsecuiv 1 JI.CI 1.50 1,611.50
U. S. Bonds (other than Liberty Bonds, but including U. S.
certificates of indebtedness):
U. S. Bonds deposited to secure circulation (par value) 25,000.00
U. S. bonds and certificates of indebtedness owned and
Liberty Loan Bonds:
Liberty Loan Bonds, 3%, 4, and 4Vi per cent unpledged 7,750.00 7,750.00
Bonds, Securities, etc., (other than U. S.):
Securities other than U. S. Bonds (not including
stocks) owned unpledged ... 4,590.26
Total bonds, securities, etc., other than U. S 4,590.26
Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (50 per cent of sub
Value of banking house, owned and unincumbered.... 7,787.50
Equity in Banking House
Real Estate" owned other than Banking House 11,257.67
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank 32,634.51
Cash in vault and net ^.mount due from nationi banks 52,044.40
Net amounts due from banks, bankers and trust com
panies other than included In items 13, 14 or 15 12,071.57
Total of Items 14, 16, 16, 17, and 18 64,115.97
Chei-k on banks located outside of city or town of re
l.m-tinK bank and other cash items ,,988.55
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (and due from
War Savings Certificates and Thrift Stamps actually
Less current expenses, interest and taxes paid None 7,636.82
Circulating notyji outstanding
Net amounts due to National Banks 6,800-59
Net amornts due to banks, bankers and trust companies
(other than included in items 31 or 32 30,704.03
Total of Items 32 and 33 37,504.61
Demand Deposits (other than bank deposits) subject
to Reserve (deposits payable within 30 days):
Individual deposits subject to check 172,767.41
Certificate? of deposit' due in less than 30 days (other
than money borrowed) '.
Total of demand deposits (other than bank deposits)
subject to Reserve, Items 34, 35, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40,
Only three of the many charming
styles in hats, made for the girl who
finds herself at last
Time Deposits subject to Reserve (payable after 30 days,
or subject to 30 days or more notice, nd postal savings):
Certificates of deposit (other than for money borrowed) 250,502.04
Total of time deposits subject to Reserve, Items
42, 43, .44, and 45 250,502.04
STATK OF NORTH DAKOTA, County of McLean, ss:
I, Aug. E. Johnson, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
My commission expires May'&th, 11124
JAS. T. McCULLOCH,
From the Salon Des Debutantes
up, can be
shown in our illustration. But these
threi! styles have been found great fa
with the younger women whose
individual tastes and preferences in
matters of dress, are more clearly de
ned than those of their elders. Their
young intuitions are keen and it will
have to be conceded that no millinery
could express more definitely the spirit
of youth than these hats which so
many debutantes have approved.
The hat at the left of the group Is
one of a great many interpretations
of the tam which is enjoying a long
drawn-out period of popularity. It Is
picturesque to start with, and since
the war, the glamor of the Blue Devil
of Prance has cast a spell about it.
This particular tam is made of beige
colored beaver cloth, mounted on a
beadband of grosgraln ribbon in the
same color, tucked at intervals. A
flat bow of the same ribbon fastens the
folded-in-crown to the band. These
tams are made in all the popular col
ors—with brown and purple worth
mentioning for their richness In
beaver. And there are others of vel
The pretty sqnare-crowned hat at
Become a Subscriber of the: Leader
Reserve Dist. No. 9.
AUG. E. JOHNSON. Cashier.
to before me this 10th day of January, 1919.
GEO. H. WEBER, Notary Public.
THEO. J. HAUGEBERG,
KARL KLEIN, Directors.
the right reveals beaver in combina
tion with velvet in a street hat of un
usual merit for all-round wear. It Is
a beige and firown combination having
a band and bow of brown grosgrain
ribbon. A bit of needlework of the
simplest sort holds the flat bow to
the side crown—or pretends to—and It
might be put on in a gay color.
A dressier bit of headwear appears
in the black hat of panne velvet at
the bottom of the group. It has a fac
ing of plain velvet and Is placed in
the class of things youthful by the
scalloped edge of the brim. An odd
trimming daringly placed helps out
in this regard. It is a small stiffened
tab of velvet, supporting a cabochon
made of black soutache braid which
Is fastened to the edge of the brim.
One must explain it as a vagary of
youth as well as an ornament. This
is an all-black bat which proves that
all-black may be as youthful as rose
color—if It is managed In the right
Even coliam of some of the new
salt coats are fastened at the sldft,
REPUBLICAN WOMEN CATCH
VOTES OF SISTERS FOR
THEIR PARTY IN 1920
Headed by Mrs. Medill McCormick,
Daughter of Late Mark Hanna,
They've Opened1 Headquarters in
Washington and Say They'll Share
in Shaping Party Policies.
(By Carolyn Vance Bell)
Washington, Jan. 8—"We are going
to do away with the 'big boss' idea,"
says Mrs. Medill McCormick, the new
chairman of the republican women's
national executive committee.
"The word executive might give
the impression that we are going to
drictate to the republican women of
the country. The opposite is true.
Our purpose is to serve these women.
We want republican women every
where to consult and confer with us."
Mrs. McCormick was appointed by
'Chairman Will Hayes of the republi
can national committee to head a com
mittee of six women who will work to
bring out women voters In 1920 on the
republican side of the fence. She is
the wife of Representative Medill Mc
Cormick, senator-elect from Illinois
and the daughter of the late Mark
Hanna of Ohio.
Mrs. McCormick is said to have in
herited a quanity of political acumen
from her father, who for many years
was chairman of the republican na
"My father believed women should
take active part in the affairs of
the world and .insisted that I become
assistant in his office," she said. "I
worked early and late during the cam
paigns, 'punching the clock' with con
"I know that with that fern in the
window, democratic women will say
that these headquarters look like an
undertaking establishment. But Wo
men simply must have flowers or
plants about," said- Mrs. McCormick.
"The executive committee was ap
pointed to serve with the republican
national committee. Women are now
going to take part in forming the poli
cies of the republican party. We are
going to help to select the representa
tives of the party instead of merely
•being asked to aid in the campaign of
those already selected."
The women who will serve on the
executive committee with Mrs. McCor
mick are Mrs. Florence Collins Porter,
California Miss Mary Garrett Hay,
i *r f'i-,^1
FRIDAY, JANUARY, 1», 1919
REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE
WASHBURN STATE BANK
In the state of North Dakota at the close
of business December 31,1918..
Loans and discounts $159,174.65
Liberty Loan Bonds 2,160.00
Overdrafts, secured and un
Warrants, stocks, tax certifl
cates, claims, etc 1,863.95
Banking House, Furniture and
Due from other
Checks and other
cash items 920.69
Cash 4,191.73 64,370.18
Capital Stock paid in $ 15,000.00
Surplus fund 6,000,00
Undivided profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid 7,691.04
subject to check $104,406.54
of deposit 8,821.32
Time certificates of
Savings deposits... 1,738.14 204,785.61
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, County
of McLean, ss:
I, W. J. Bickert, Cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
W. J. BICKERT, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 8th day of January, 1919.
GEO. H. WEBER,
Nptaxy, .Putytf!., D^-.,
My commission expires May, 9, 1924.
T. L. BEISEKER.
T. H. JEFFERY,
N. Y. Mrs. Margart Hill McCarterr
Kansas Mrs. Josephine Corliss Pres
ton, Washington, and Mrs. Raymond
Mrs. Portor was the first woman del
egate to a national convention. Miss
Hay is the head of the suffrage or
ganization in New York that was suc
cessful in procuring the vote, Mrs. Mc
Carter is an authoress and Mrs. Pres
ton is the superintendent of public in
struction in her state, and Mrs. Ray
mond Robins is head of the Womans'
Trade Union league.
The Banking Department of the State of North Dakota has
issued a certificate to this Bank for admission under the Depositor's
Guaranty Fund Law, as provided by Section 19, Chapter 126,
Session Laws of 1917. This means that your money deposited
in this Bank is GUARANTEED by the Guaranty Fund Law of the
State of North Dakota.
We oifer you absolute safety for your funds, as well as the
best of banking service, and would be pleased to have you make
this bank your banking home.
Washburn State Bank
WE PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS.
SAFE SOUND SECURE
Don't Gash In
"Wesley Willims, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. N. Williams arrived home from Camp.
Lee, Virginia, on Monday.
GEO. H. WEBER,
Your War Savings Stamps.
Uncle Sam is spending the mo
ney yon loaned him to buy food,
clothes and guns for the nren that
are lighting for you. Back up
these boys. Keep your pledge.
Real Estate Loans
JTX have facilities for handling REAL ESTATE
LOANS promptly. We have money ready walk
ing to be invested in good farm mortgages. Let us attend
to your wants in the LAND LOAN LINE.
The First National Bank
Members of United 8tates Federal Reserve Bank.
Washburn, N. Dak.
Capital and Surplus 860,000.00
I E O S
GEO. L. gOBINSON THEO. J. HAUGEBEKG
AtJG. E. JOHNSON JAS. T. McCULLOCH KABJL KbKIN