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|lf|. fSv. "i 4 -if !i:5! v'j l-i !i k"t. ••?i i: .T I' if ill p-' A tr.V<p></p>W^. V- nw.v.- •O-r- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1010 ANOTHER WAR HERO THE OLD RELIABLE Col. Oscar J. Charles, one of tln best known young officers in the army, was wounded September 29 by a shell fragment which drove his water can teen into his leg below the knee. He refused medical attention, removed the canteen himself, had it refilled, and served wounded men near him with water from it and kept command of his regiment until the battle was over. Colonel Charles was at one time adjutant at West Point, served through the Spanish war with distinc tion, was in the Moro campaign, and was one of the first officers to ask transfer to line service in the recent conflict. He commanded the Three Hundred and Sixteenth infantry in the Seventy-ninth division. NORTHWESTERN HIDE 5 FUR GO. TRAVEL JN__AIR SAFE Passengers Will Be as Secure as on Ground. British Government Is Looking For ward to Weekly Mail Service to India. London.—Some of the wonder. achieved in aerial navigation anil oili er wonders contemplated were spoken of by Maj. Gen. Sir F. H. Sykes. clue! of the air staff, in an address bcfort the chamber of commerce. It was asserted by General Sykes that in four months, between July anr October, 20 trips were made across ih English channel. Th? mileage tra versed was 8,0S5 and 1,843 passenger were carried, although flying was pus sible only on 71 days. As for the future, the government was looking forward to a weekly mui!! service to India, for which 25 machine would be required and the charge t'' sending mail a few shillings an ounci Another route contemplated was from Cape Colony to Cairo, for which air planes and flying boats would be used. Suggesting that airships might' In adopted for long distance flights, Gen eral Sykes said a German Zeppelin flew from Bulgaria to German Kmsi Africa, carrying twelve tons of ammu nition. When the Zeppelin reached Africa and the commander heard tlta: the force for which it was taking tin ammunition had surrendered the diri gible made the return journey, reach ing home safely after having been in the air without landing for four days. SOME KICK TO THIS MIXTURE Hospital Patients Adulterate Alcoho! With Formaldehyde, Then Pro ceed to Wreck (hospital. San Francisco.—As real "lire wa ter," nothing exceeds alcohol adul terated with formaldehyde. This was demonstrated here by Grace Wilson and Georgie Clark, two vagrants under treatment at the iso lation hospital. The two awoke several days ago with an awful thirst, and no other bev erage, except water, being available at the moment, they proceeded when the nurse was not looking to imbibe freely of alcohol, a bottle of which was standing nearby. Then they de cided to adulterate the alcohol with formaldehyde. The effect was very Similar to that of casting a match into a barrel of gasoline. Before the ex plosions were entirely over, the furni ture In the room was nearly all wrecked, while two policemen, who had been sent to quiet them, had been locked up In a closet. The two women were then locked in a cell and charged with disturbing the peace.... ^mEGE imiEVv^IfBWSi^FURS 28 YEARS OF SQUARE DEALING "TRY THE NORTHWESTERN HIDE & FUR COMPANY WAY" A Trial Shipment will convince you WE MAKE GOOD. Write for our FREE Trap Book No. 110, Price List and Ship ^nj Tags. THE LARGEST CONSIGNMENT H0US1 Hi THE NORTHWEST 1st. 1890 MINNESOTA ACTIVE TO THE LAST Marines Fight on Until Armistice Is Declared. Devil Dogs End Their Glorious Cam paign by Capture of the Meuse. Washington.—That marines were ac tive in the world war up to the mo ment that the armistice wont into ef fect is evidenced in a division order signed by Major General John A. Le jeune, U. S. marine corps, command ing the Second division in France, a copy of which has just been received in Washington. According to the order the Devil Dogs' :st act in the universal drama was a fiual and definite conquest of the Mouse river, where line after line of marines crossed on bridges hastily thrown across the stream by the Sec ond engineers. The Fifth an'd Sixth regiments of marines, which received their bap tism of fire at Chateau-Thierry, head ed the Second American division un der Ger"ral Lejeune. On November 10 they ln.d reached the Meuse, where Ihe Germans had thrown up strong intrenehments on the eab't bank. nridpTig the river was a hazardous feat, but it was accomplished by the Anieric. ii tillery engineers under Heavy ar "ve. Crossing the stream on bridge.' '.i'.it two feet in width was a still n-hazardous business. But apparently the marines consider nothin- hazardous to" at least at tempt. With 'he enemy's artillery and ma chine guns pouring an incessant fire upon these slender straws of passage, the iti'ir'Ties advanced. Time after time an enfilade of lire swept rows of ihem into the swirling Meuse—but they advanced. The crossing finally effected, they pressed on with undaunted courage and stormed the Iluns' stronghold on the east bank. The Germans gave way before the impetus of that furious, charge and the marines again found themselves victors in their last great battle of the war. FINDS DIAMOND IN TURKEY Bird's Unusual Voice Is Accounted for When Policeman Kills Him for ^uletide Feast. 1 Philadelphia.—The proverbial goose that laid the golden egg is a back num ber to the turkey Policeman John Burke tendered his family at Yuletide. The priceless bird was de scribed recently by Burke to his fellow coppers at the Thirty-nrnth and Lan caster avenue police station. "This yedr I decided I must have a turkey," said Burke. "I priced one and when told it was 49 cents a pound I threw up my hands in holy horror." 'But this is an unusual bird,' urged the dealer. "So I bought it. Now it so hap pened that this bird also possessed an unusual voice, a chirp of which it must have beea proud. It was a voice I later found was nurtured on a spe cial diet. I killed that bird with an ax to make the holiday feast, and then alas I found my mistake. Under its voice box my wife found a pure, un set blue diamond. The bird had an appetite for precious stones. If it only had been allowed to grow to maturity what a treasure box It would have been." Curbs Ambulance Speed. St. Louis.—By ft general order of Acting Chief of Police O'Brien, all po* licemen are instructed to see that no ambulance driver—public or private— exceeds 20 miles an hour in answering or returning from calls. AERIAL APRONS GUARD LOHDON Defense System Against Hun Air Raids Is Now Dis closed. PROTECTION ALMOST PERFECT How the Gothas Were Kept Away From London Forms Tense Chap ter in British Mastery Over German Air Raiders. London.—London's aerial aprons, or how the Gothas were kept away, might form one tense chapter in a book about how the British baffled the Hun air raiders. The last six months of the war there was not a single air raid on London, due, in part, to the fact that the city's defenses were such that they filled enemy flyers with ter ror. Any aviator that escaped the death traps—and the chances were about one in three he would not—gen erally was of little value thereafter for flying, because his nerves were shat tered. A British aviator who by acci dent was caught in the aerial barrage, but m^fcpged to land safely near Lon don, tossed on a bed, verging on in sanity for weeks, so horrible was the experience. Roughly, there were three chief weapons for dealing with Hun air raiders the aerial barrage, aided by searchlights fast, fighting scout planes that attacked the invaders, and aerial aprons. The Germans, it may be noted, were never able to perfect any scheme to prevent British aviators from bombing Rhine towns even in the day time. Aerial Aprons Queer Things. The aerial aprons were queer things. They reminded one of ropo portieres. Upon signal, captive bal loons were sent aloft from the out skirts of the city, the balloons being in pairs. These buoyed up a curtain of dangling ropes, a half-mile or so long. These aerial aprons served two purposes: First, they forced the raid ers to fly high, and when they flew high they could not arop bombs ef fectively second, any machine dart ing into the ropes courted destruction. When flying high they were met by the British fighting scouts. These aerial aprons were shifted daily as to height so enemy airmen could not be fore warned. London always had the protection of four score airplanes during the last year of war. These machines could mount to 20,000 feet. The avi ators were picked night flyers. At such heights it is difficult to see an other airplane at 100 yards. But at a given signal these birdmen took to the skies, jealously guarding the ap proaches to London. These brave fel lows often chased a hostile machine into the barrage and a few British birdmen were killed by their own shells. But whether it was a Zeppelin or a Gotha that was bent on baby kill ing the British scouts would swoop at their foes like hawks. The barrage was almost like drum tire. There were two outer barrages and one inner. Scores of guns, many of them six-inch rifles, were employed in this work. They generally worked in batteries of four, each unit of the battery, perhaps, being a mile or two from ihe other units. The four guns would endeavor to get a hostile plflne in the center of their box fire, and then gradually close in their fire so the enemy could not escape, the "aerial box" gradually being narrowed. The entire process depended largely upon listening devices which could de tect the approach of a humming air plane miles away. Efficient Defense System. The defense system was so effi cient that 75 per cent of the raiding machines were kept out of London. And those machines that got past the barrages had great difficulty in escap ing. To the terror of bursting shrap nel was added the confusion of Verey lights, some red, some blue, others green, white, vellow and orange, and these flashirfg lights, intermingled with the terrific din of the exploding shell, so confused aviators that they lost all sense of direction and space and many of their machines got out of control, becoming an easy prey. In such cases British birdmen would ap proach, firing on the enemy machine, anti-aircraft guns would halt, and the hostile plane would be brought down by a burst from the British plane. But often there were fierce duels, marked by spitfire from the machine guns of the contending flyers. The course which the raiders took was traced out, minute by minute, by the "stethoscope" operators, and di rections given to searchlight crews, anti-aircraft gunners and flashed to airdromes by aerial defense headquar ters, which conducted the battle much in the same way as a general ki the Seld. Scarcely a Gotha got through the outer London barrage unscathed. The faint hearts who couldn't penetrate the barrage often turned back, only to find the^ were outnumbered four to one by faster British machines. Cow Has Quadruplets. Adele, Ga.—A cow belonging to Al bert Wood, near here, has just land ed a sledge-hammer blow at the high cost of beef by giving birth to four well-developed calves, which give every sign of arriving at the beef Steak period in a year or so. THE HOPE PIONEER SMPYMJR HIDES FURS etc. D.BERGMAN&CO. ST. PAUL. MINN. DmI dlraot with the Itrmt and aldMt boat* la the West. Hlgheit prioei and Immediate eath raturni. Write fer price Uit, Uk and fall information. THE V, ,i_ Mb. U/ Optimistic. First Hobo (at earlv dawn) 1 dreamed last night dat 1 found a quart bottle of alcohol. Just as I removed de cork and raised de nectar to my lips a rooster crowed somewhere and woke up. Dhat's hard luck. Second Hobo—Not so. pardner in de first place probably it was wood al cohol, and. secondly, we may be able to locate dat rooster and have him for breakfast. Valuable Connections. "You treat your cook as if she were a privileged character." "As long as she is here we expect to be well taken care of." "Ill* a culinary way?" "Not entirely. She has a brother on the police torce, another brother drives a coal truck and her sweet heart is our iceman." What's a Tip for, Anyway? Noah (bossing the ark building)— Day dreaming on the job again, son? What's the Idea? Japhet—With the inside information we've got. dad, can't you think of some way we can beat the market for a few tfeoasnud simoleons?—Buffalo Express. Even It Up. Jones—1 understand that you have promised that one job to twenty dif ferent men if you are elected. Politician—True. But as I have but one chance in twenty of being elected they all stand as good a chance as I do. Diffidence. "Do you dictate your speeches to a Stenographer?" "No," answered Senator Sorghum. "My stenographer is a grammarian and a rhetorician and a logician. I'd rather write 'em out myself and try 'em for the first time on an easier au dience." TRUE. He—Much is forgiven man because he's a man. She—Yes, and a woman's much con demned because she ts a woman. Then She Laughed. Hi» freshness she could not abide. She laahed him with her tongue. "How dare you call me 'Be!' she cried He quailed and murmured "Stung!" Its Use. "Did you read where some Ameri can firms In China are encouraging their younger employees to study Chinese?" "Well, It must be one advantage to be able to read your laundry ticket" A Misdeal. Weary Traveler—Say, my friend, there's no meat in this sandwich. Waitress—No? Weary Traveler—Don't you think you'd better give that pack another shuffle and let me draw again? His Business. "So Hack gave up his part. Wasn't It a good one?" "No he expected to be quite prom Inent in the cast, but they gave him the role of a cook, and he found he wa9 to be only a feeder." THE RUBY RIN6 By ALICIA BOCKELMAN. 1 (Copyrlght, 1918, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) "If I could only have a ruby ring," sighed Margaret Kendall, "but father and mother seem determined to give me something else." She was sitting on the front porch with flushed cheeks and an angry scowl clouded her beautiful face. She pushed aside her curly, black hair, which the wind would blow In her eyes to irritate her still more. "Margaret," a voice called from up stairs, "you had better dry your tears and look cheerful." "Oh, mother, how can I be happy when you will not give me what I want for a graduation present," fretted Margaret. "Child, enough of that foolishness. You have several rings already— enough for any girl of your age. A ruby ringl No, indeed you shall not have it." "I didn't want a gold wrist -watch, mother." "Why, Margaret, you have been ask ing for one all along until this new idea of a ruby ring came into your head. Whatever—" "Why doesn't father buy me one?" interrupted Margaret. "Father has already bought you a pearl pendant. But, Margaret, my dear, it is four o'clock and you have never once thought of Aunt Mehita bel. She will be waiting at the sta tion for you!" exclaimed Mrs. Ken dall. "Dear me I wish Aunt Mehitabei would forget to come to my gradua tion," complained Margaret, going to the garage. As she drove up the street Mrs. Ken dall breathed a sigh of relief. "Well, she is off at last. If Margaret would only like Aunt Mehitabei!" In a few minutes Margaret was at the station as the train was disappear ing around Atlantic Hill. She was jumping out of the machine when Charlie Montgomery hurried up to the station curb. "Why, Charlie," she asked, "what are you doing here?" "Oh, I was to meet two of my col lage chums on leave from camp," he panted. "Are you to meet someone, too?" "More likely someone is waiting for me," replied Margaret. "Oh, Charlie, look at Aunt Mehitabei arguing with one of the porters. Do you remember her?" "Of course I do," laughed Charlie "but look at my friends, the young lieutenants, witnessing the parley." The tardy pair rushed up to the newcomers, and after salutations, in troductions and apologies Aunt Mehita bei and Margaret were handed into their auto and had started homeward. "Land's sake, child, why were you so late?" scolded the tired traveler. "I delayed to tease mother to give me a ruby ring for graduation, but she won't," confessed her designing niece. "Ruby ring—stuff and nonsense!" cried Aunt Mehitabei. It was graduation night. Margaret was putting the last touches to her pretty gown, when a warning call from downstairs told her it was time she was ready. "Just a moment," she answered, tak ing another survey of herself. Being satisfied she snatched up her outer garments and sped down stairs. Aunt Mehitabei was-waitiug for her in the lower hall. "Margaret, here is a useful present for you," she said solemnly, handing her youthful kinswoman a book. Mar garet glanced at its title, "Household Arts." "Th—thank you very much, Auut. You are s—so kind," she stammered. The graduation exercises were about to begin. Margaret heard her name called softly. Turning around, she saw Charlie in a soldier's uniform. "Come," he said quickly, "come a little way from the door. I have some thing to say to you." Margaret followed him, somewhat bewildered. "I have been ordered to Camp Onieda and wish to say good-by. 1 would like to have you accept this little gift from me as a keepsake." Charlie drew a small box from his pocket, pressed the spring, and Mar garet saw—a ruby ring! "Why, how—" began Margaret, as tonished. "Oh, don't hesitate to take it. Your Aunt Mehitabei told me what I might give you," he pleaded. "It is just what I wanted, but' I didn't think it would come from you. I shall wear it as a talisman. But— you will come back from camp soon," she added, anxiously. "Not until I've been 'over there,'" Charlie answered, smilingly. There was no smile on Margaret's face and all the light went out of her eyes. "You will write?" he asked. "Yes," she said, putting her hand In his outstretched one. They were part ing, perhaps never to meet again in this world—so he kissed her reverent ly. The opening measures of the grand march were heard and Margaret went back to her place and whispered to a little group of her dearest friends, "Girls, what do you think my new gift is?" "What?" came the questioning chor us. "A ruby ring," she answered, with a sob in her voice. BANKRUPT'S PETITION DISCHARGE n. NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION Notice is here by gi"in tliat on Satuday March 1st, A. D. 1919, special ejection will be held in the City Hall ii the city of Hope, In the County -if Stee:? and State of North Dakota, for the purpose of submit ting to the qualified voters of the Hope Special School District the question or issuing bonds of the said District in the sum of Twenty Six Thousand Five Hun dred Dollars ($26,500.00). Said bonds to be issued in five bonds, four of same for $5000 each and one for $6,500.00. to be made payable in twenty (20) years from date of issue and to bear interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum, payable seml-an nually. Said bonds to be issued for the purpose of building: an addition to the present school building:, to be used for school pur poses, such as High School Auditorium, Class Rooms, Gymnasium, and such other equipment as is usual in high school buildings. The said election will be held in the City Hall, in the said City of Hope, North Dakota. The polls will be open at nine (0) o'clock in the forenoon and will close at four (4) o'clock in the afternoon of said 1st day of March. 3919. The ballots which will he used at such special election shall be substantially in the following: form: OFFICIAL BALLOT On the question of issuing bonds In the sum of $26,500.00 at 4 per cent interest, payable semi-annually, to run for 20 years from the date of issue, for the purpose of erecting an addition to the present high school building, of the Hope Special School District., located in Hope. Steele County. North Dakota. For Issuing Bonds Agaist Issuing Bonds I Mark a cross (x) opposite the way in which you wish to vote. Dated at Hope. N. D. Feb. 11, 1919. By order of the Board of Education of Hope Special School District, of Hope, North Dakota. F. R. PHILIP. Clerk FOR In the District Court of the United States, District of North Dakota. In the matter of Leslie Dunn Bankrupt. In Bankruptcy. 2772 To the Honorable Charles F. Atnidon, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the District of North Dakota: Leslie Dunn, of Colgate, in the County of Steele, and the State of North Dakota, in said District, respectfully re presents that on the lUth day of Decem ber. 1918 last past he was duly adjudged bankrupt under the acts of Congress re lating- to bankruptcy: that he has duly surrendered all his property and rights of property, and has fully complied with all the requirements of said acts and of the orders of the court touching his bankruptcy. WHEREFORE. He prays that he may be decreed by the court to have a full dis charge •from all debts provable against his estate under said bankrupt acts, ex cept such debts as are excepted by law from such discharge. Dated this 17th day of January, A. D. 1019. LESLIE DUNN Bankrupt ORDER OF NOTICE THEREON District of North Dakota, ss: On this 1st day of February, A.D., 1919, on reading this Petition for Discharge of the above named Bankrupt, it is ORDHRUD by the Court, that a hearing be had upon the same before the Honor able Judge of the U.S. District Court, in the U.S. Court House at Fargo, on March ..1st. A. D. 1919. at ten o'clock in the forenoon: and that notice thereof be published in the Hope Pioneer a news paper printed in said district, and that all known creditors and other persons in interest may appear at the said time and place arid show cause, if any they have why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted.' And it is further ordered by the court, that the referee in charge shall send by mail to all known creditors copies of said petition and this order addressed to them as required by law. WITNESS: The Honorable Charles F. Atnidon, Judge-of the said court, and the seal thereof, at Fargo, in said district, on the-1st day of February, A. 1). 1919. .1. A. MONTGOMERY, (SEAL) Clerk. NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That un der authority of an Order of Sale granted by the Honorable Adam S. Moote, Judge of the County Court of the County of Steele, in the State of North Dakota, dat ed the 10th day of January, A. D., 1919, the undersigned, the administrator of the estate of Florence Tucker, late of the City of Champaign, in the County of Cham paign and State of Illinois, deceased, will sell at private sale to the highest bidder, for cash, subject to the continuation by the Judge of said County Court, the fol lowing described lands and premises, sit uated in the said County of Steele and State of North Dakota, to-wit: An un divided one-fourth (1-4) interest of, in and to the South-west Quarter (SW 1-4) of Section Thirty-two (32) in Township One hundred and forty-five (145) North, of Range Fifty-four (54) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian. The said sale will be made on or after the 25th day of February, A. What's a D., 1919. All bids must be in writing, and may be left at the oliice of C. S. Shippy, in the City of Hope, in the said County of Steele and State of North Dakota, or filed with the Judge of said County Court, or delivered to the undersigned personally. GEORGE MURRAY Administrator of the Estate of Florence Tucker, Deceased. C. S. Shippy Attorney for Administrator, Hope, N. D. 1-30-4U Fewer Japanese Silks. Just as we had learned to value Jap anese silks and crepes and so on, es pecially as substitutes in these times of shortage of so many materials, we hear that certain ships engaged in the Eastern trade, and that brought us these serviceable and charming ma terials, have been loaned to the im perial government, and that has cre ated a scarcity in transportation fa cilities. So georgettes, crepe de chines, and so on, are added to the list of growing scarcities and advancing prices. Added to this, little silk is coming from the French and Italian markets. Nickel worth? THINK IN INTEREST you (osetfo Suety time you Picture of Poster to Ba DUplayad Throughout Ninth District.