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Members Of The Linton Branch
Paid up members of the Linton
Branch of the Emmons County Chap
ter of the American Red Cross:
Ferman B. Busby
J. M. Stewart
Carrie M. Busby
Mrs. Walter Krick
Jane Van Dyke
Fred H. Reemts
Mrs. F. II. Reemts
Mrs. T. B. Me'nhover
Miss Lydia Flegcl
Harry C. Lynn
Mrs. E. D. Fogle
Lester Reemts
Mrs. L. A. Pappenhagen ...w
Mrs. Wm. Macnider
Alice Stewart
John Meier
Mrs. Sarah A. Scott
Mrs. P. J. Schriner'
Mrs. G. H. McLeun
Mrs. E. T. Atha
-E. T. Atha
Mrs. A. 'N- Junge
Mr. A. N. Junge
Mrs. Hattite Li.iderman
Mrs. I. M. Fraese
Mr. I. M. Freeze
Mrs. H. C.' Ketchum
Mr. H. C. Ketchum
Lester Brigglu
Mrs. A. S. Secley
Miss Oteila Hauge
Laura Petrie
Clara Beckman
Bernice Tuttle
Ellen Tuttle
Wm. Macnider
H. J.'.Sidow
Hans Hanson
Mrs. H. O. Batzer
Peter DeBoer •.
Mrs. Will Grogan
Mrs. J. Groen
Mrs. Martha Green
G. Busby
ra. S. G. Busby
John Schlangen
Mrs. J. Schlangen
Peter Schriner
•I J. C. Jermane
ts Mrs.L. T. Brigga
Mr. L. T. Brigga
'Mrs. Scott Cameron
Eimrions County
A' Ked Cross Chapter
Who Have
Mrs. Lester Briggle
Mrs. F. B. Streeter
Mrs. W. -C. Wolverton
Mrs. J. J. Brokofsky
Mrs. J. M,. Stewart'
Mrs. E. H. Smith
Mrs. O. I. Shefloe
Mrs. A. R. Corwine
Mrs. H. L. Petrie
Miss Frances "Petrie
Miss Nell Wolverton
Mr. S. M. Swancy
Mrs. S. M. Swancy
Mrs. A. H. Irvine
Chas. Coventry
Mr. J. J. Brokofsky
T. B. Streets
Scott Cameron '"J
Peter Schott
Mrs. Stella Johnson
'Wm. 8chwab
Ella Page}
TWm Paget
Mrs. Alva Burge
v"' Leona Reinlce
j: --r "j
UK. D. Mickel
W^JMrs. F. B. Irvine
G. E. Mickel
",T. B. Meinhover
Mrs. W. E. Petrie
"Mrs. Richard Sautter
Ida Johnle
Mrs. A. S. Kinney
E. D. Fogle
E. H. Brant
T. J. Richardson
T. P. Lee
L. duHeaume
F. J. McConville
Ludwig Webar
F. Johnstonbaugh
Mrs. F. Johns
Ben Corbin
A. R. Corwine
E. A. Crain
Mrs. A. L. Geil
Mrs. Emma Bates
Mrs. 0.%A. Rudy
Mrs, F. J. Piet*
E. A. Crate
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Camp Mills,
Hempstead, N. Y.,
Nov. 9, 1917.
Dear $ister:
Well, you owe mo a letter, but I will
drop you a line, anyway.
I never thought a year ago that I
would be writing from this part of
the country, but I 3uppose it won't
be long before my letters will have a
French postmark—at least, 1 hope so.
We had a swell trip back here.
Came through Great Falls, Mont.,
HaVre, Mont., Williston, Miriot and
Fargo, N. D., Benson and St. Paul,
Minn., on th^ Great Northern. Out
of there through Albert Lee, Minn.,
Waterloo, Davepport and Moline, Iowa,
and into Chicago on the Rock Island.
Out of there through Indiana and
Ohio and up to Detroit. Mich., on the
Wabash. Crossed over into Cantyla,
into .Windsor, Ont., -ucross from De
troit. Qut of there on the Grand
throu gSt. Thom as,0 nt.h.T
Trunk through St. Thomas, Ont.,
and down to Buffalo, N. Y. The en
gineer that pulled our train through
Canada from Windsor to Buffalo was
a lad not over 18—didn't even have
a sign of whisker on his'face. The
men we saw, between 18 and 45, were
either cripples *r idiots. Girls work
ing switch engines and switches in th«
shops and roundhouses—all through
Canada. Left Buffalo on the LeHigh
Valley down through Pennsylvania
and back into eastern New York-,
through New York City into Jersey
City. N.J. We took the ferry, ''Red
Bank," from Jersey City to Brooklyn,
passed by the Statute of Liberty
under the East River and Brooklyn
Bridges, got into Long Island City
about 1:30, and into Camp Hempstead
about 1:30, and into Camp Hemps trad
at 5:30—six days and 5 nights on the
Well, I must close for now. Sis.
now write soon. Have been here 10
days and not a line from a relative.
Good-bye and good luck. With love,
G. C. McKitrick,
Co. A. 163rd U. S. Inf.
41st Division,
Camp Mills, Hcmpsetad, L. I.,
New York.
Real patriotism was shown this
week by one of our best citizens who,
without solicitation, approached one
of the Emmons County Board of Man
agers of the American Red Cross and
presented his check for $100, stating
that it was to be used for Che good
of the cause, and that the board of
managers could decide where it was
^needed most.
This is the patriotism that counts.
Vffe md|| talk it and act it but .we
must 0iUD put up £he fcash. All
of ut CMK^pt afford to give in $100
lum^s.-'bot wkought to give what
can a|t4^ot wait to be asked. If
had a"s^to give you couldn't put
a price on him. If you are not giv
ing a son, give%all the money you
can. We-are not going to publish
Sam Busby's name because it might
embarrass him, but we want to say
that here is a man who roally loves
his country. Who's next?
Express companies ace concentemt
4ag tlMir%ffdf4a to insure p!«mpt and
safe handling of all food products
of a perishable nature.
xA jt
2". tr-ryygg3=3|l -»w
What Is Transpiring In the Different registrants, either on
Departments Where the Affairs of
State Government Are
Tbe long drawn out fight over the
supreme court judgeships of North
Dakota took a new angle wheu Attor
ney General William linger filed a
petition with the supreme court in be-
haK of the five judges asking issuance
of a writ of mandamus to compel Karl
Kositsky, state auditor, to pay the
judges $
1,8uu which tliey claim is due
them for traveling' expenses. It is
I heir contention that the act of 1907
allows each one $5(J0 a year for ex
Inasmuch as the majority of the
indues in tho court could lie charged
with prejudice in the matter, the at
torney general's application will be
argued before a provisional court of
iliBtrict judges.
"I will light the matter through tho
courts," the auditor said, in reply to
the attorney general's petition. He
inMn:ated»that he will ask the court
to permit him to conduct the case in
behalf of what'he termed the "Peo
Charges Against Elevator Men.
('harmed with improper weighing
and grading of grain. (5. H. Sawyer of
Roach and R. I.. Olson of Berthold,
buyers for the Victoria Rlevator com
pany, and R. A. Rasmussen of Paler
mo, H. J. Arnold of Stanley, buyers
for inde|endent elevator companies,
have been cited by the North Dakota
railway commission to appear before
it to show cause why license as dep
uty state inspectors, weighers and
gr&ders should not be revoked under
the new grain grading act. Com
plaint against the fiv* named was
made by J. A. ,McGovent. chief dep
uty Inspector of weights, grades and
Rate Hearings Postponed.
The railway commission has an
nounced the postponement of all
North Dakota commodity rate hearings
until after the l'ederal rate hearing
-on the railways' petition for a general
advance has been held at Washington
on December 17. The state board. It
Is announced, will take steps to have
North Dakota represented at the
Washington hearing in order that the
state's interests may be protected.
"Rates in North Dakota already an
much higher proportionately than in
other stales." said a member of the
board. "This fact has discriminated
against North Dakota jobbing and
wholesaling institutions in favor of
the Twiu Ciliex and we do not feel
that we should be compelled to stand
fgr a still further advance."
Turns Down Big Bill.
"Some of our state departments
seem to have gained the impression
that money grows on trees in this
state," said State Auditor Kositzky,
as he pigeon-holed a bill from a high
priced Arm of Chicago engineers call
ing, for part payment on a public util
ities survey. The bill was for $2,400
it represented just half of the contract
price, and the attorney general had
been asked that It be paid out or his
legal expense fund. State Auditor
Kositsky fails to see where this item
can be listed as legal expense in the
attorney general's office. "If any state
department has a right to contract
for such a survey." said the auditor,
"I think It would be the tax commis
Many Bills Funds Low.
There have accumulated in the
state auditor's office bills approved by
the state auditing board calling for
$310,000, and there are no funds with
which to pay them. The state auditor
has been very diligent In collecting
delinquent taxes and Increasing the
state's revenues wherever possible,
but at this moment the income is
about a third million behind the out
go, and the state auditor has put a
substantial foot 'down very flatly.
Elevator May Lose License.
Tens of thousands of bushels of No.
1 dark northern spring, averaging as
high as 97 per cent hard wheat, has
been sold- as northern spring, under
subclass 2 of the North Dakota grain
rades, at a loss of 4 cents the bushel
to the farmer, declared J. A. McGov
ern, chief deputy grain inspector. The
farmer's lack of knowledge of the new
grain grades has been taken advan
tage of at his expense, asserts Mr.
McQovern. Under the old classifies
Uon northern spring was the highest
grade- aad many termers do not rea
lise that the new classifications place
No. 1 northern spring in t|ie second
division, where it sells at 4 cents per
babel less than No. 1 dark northern
Advertise in the Record.
8327 MEri
In the first draft 8,327 men were
held by local boards as registrants
who filed no claims of any kind or
whose applications for exemption on
dependency grounds were denied.
The local boards discharged 9,429
claims or as physically unfit for ser-|
«r-' persons who willfully stayed
away and who will be arrested when
found and placed in Camp Dodge
without the privilege of filing claims.
There were 783 men who were exam
ined by lojal boards in oth slat
and upon whom no report has yet
been received.
These four classes, making a tal
of 19,657 men examined, are reported
to the president in a detailed classi
fication ormpletwl Saturday by the
district board.
Two classes of German prisoners
are now detained in this country.
One is comprised of sailors taken in
custody when the United States en
tered the war the other consists of
"alien enemies," civilians who have
been arrested and are (now being
H£td under governmental regulations
for various reasons.
The pincipal detention camp is at
Fort.McPherson, Ga., where approxi
mately 850 war prisoners are held:
at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., there are 1C5
alien enemies at Fort Douglas," Utah,
there are 517 prisoners of war and
80 interned Germans. Small detach
ments are now temporarily quartered
at Army posts throughout the coun
try, but their number is relatively
Altogether there are 2,364 actua'.
prisoners of 'war in the custody of
the War Department and about 400
interned aliens held at the request of
the Department of Justice.
It is estimated that Germany is
now holding 150 sailorA taken from
American ships by commerce raiders
and other German vessels.
Linton, North Dakota, Thursday, Nov. 29 1917 $2.00 per year, in Advance
Famous Austrian violinist, at
tacked, breaks concert dates.
Vrlts Kreisler, famous Austrian
violinist, announces that he has ask
ed to be released from all existing
contracts because of the attacks made
upon him in different parts of th#
country. "Bitter attacks have been
made upon me as sn Austrian and
because at tbe outbreak of the war
fought as an officer of the Austrian
umy an the Russian front," said a
statement issued by Mr. Kreisler.
'I have also been criticised for ful
filling engagements under contracts
Bade leag ago."
Subscribe for the Record.
ordered an
vice. In the whole state 1,118 men jin Emmons county several weeks ago,
failed to appear for examination when,
when calledi Some of these were ^a8 been made on approxi
men in the army and navy at the time
HIGH kVfmul ON
AT FROM $12 TO $50 AN
Appraisals on school lands in Em-
Commissioner W. J. Prater average
higher than any appraisals ever mn-.e
in the state of North Dakota. The
dependency Board of University and School Lands
appraisal of school land-
t^le reP01^
of the appraising com-
41,500 acres of land.
who could not return and who will be ^'',e average appraised value of the
loca'.ed by the adjutant general tand Emmons county land is approximate
credited to their proper board. Oth-
$38 an acre. The lower values placed
on any of the appraised land is $12
an acre. Some of the land was ap
praised as high as $!0 an acre, '.vhi'e
the majority of it was appraised at
from $28 to $45 an acre. The re
port of the appraising committee wi!
be received by the Board of Univer
sity and School Lumls within the no-1
few days, and it is likely that a sal.'
will be ordered.
Providing ull the land describsd in
the appraisal is sold, the transaction
will net the state more than a mil
lion dollars. Five per cent of th'
amount, or more than $200,000, wii'
constitute the cash payments bes'd-
interest at six per cent on the entire
For years there has been growin
friction and distrust between this
country und Japan. This feeling has
been intensified by the vicious atti
tude of some of our people—influenc
ed by pro-German agents and anarch
ists—in showing hostility to the Jap
anese people and similarly some of
the people of Japan, encouraged by
the same pro-kaiserist propaganda, I
have shown a needless antagonism to
ward us.
Germany, as we know, plotted to
set Japan against us in every way,
she even tried to enlist Japan and
Mexico in a scheme to invade the
United States and divide up our ter
ritory. She sought to keep us from
joining in the war, by trying to make
us think that Japan 'would jump on
our back if we did so. The German-'
subsidized newspapers in this coun
try have kept all these things alive
and falsified them in the efTort to aid
the kaiser
Japan recently sent a special mis
sion to this country, headed by Vis
count Ishil, one of the foremost Jap
anese statesmen, to clear away those
mists of doubt und suspicion and ar
range a better understanding between
the two nations. This plan has been
crowned with success. Our govern
ment announces that a frank and
friendly agreement has been signed
which piyi both countries on record
as to their sentiments and aims and
checkmates the Teuton intrigues.
Ever since the Rus3o-Japan war,
Japan has been trying to extend her
sphere in China. She saw England,
Germany and the other far-away na
toins gaining both territory and trade
in China, and she felt that she was
being left out, notwithstanding her
nearness to China entitled her to spec
ial consideration there.
This new agreement recognizes that
Japan "has special inerests in China
on account of her geographical posi
tion. "In other words, it practically
applies the Monroe Doctrine to the Or
ient. At the some time the "open
door" policy, which was originated by
the United States, is to be preserved
and respected by all parties. This
policy means simply that all nations
shall have equal rights in China and
that that great but somewhat helpless
nation shall noe be made the prey of
any power. The sovereignty and ter
ritorial integrity of China are also
It is expected that there will be val
uable military results from this agree
ment. The United States need have
no fear that Japan is going to attack
us in the Pacific, and we can use sll
our warsnips in fighting Germany.
Other advantages will be gained
which the president thinks shouM not
be made public. The agreement es
tablishes an important landmark in
our history and marks a triumph of
democracy, for if the fools and kaiser
ists had had their way they would
have participated us into a war with
1* jy »«f
mons county just reported to Lund pot Tuesday morning to bid th. four
There ws a large crowd at the de­
drafted men, from this nty fare
well and wish tliem luck and a speedy
return. The men who left were
Harry Lynn, F. B. Streeter, Lint
August Parent, Tcrr.vik George
Chase, Hazelton. These men will nil
vacancies at Camp Dodge.
The Linton band was at the depot
and plnyed s-jvcral patriotic airs un
dor the direction of I)r. Smith. A
hurried collection wits taken up for
the men and the funds turned over
to Harry Lynn to be used us the men
see fit.
When we hear the patriot'c airs
and see thjse men leaving their
homes and friends to fight in the
great army of America and knowing
the cause that they are to fight for,
it make3 one feel proud of th fact
that he is an American citizen.
Battery D, .'l.'18th F. A.,
Cump IJodge, Iowa,
Nov. 10, l'J17.
Denr Sister:
I received your letter toduy. Was
very glad to hear from you.
Well, I am ok. at present, hoping
these few lines will find you the same.
We sure are having good weather
now—real Indian summer.
We sure are getting drilled hard.
We got some canons yesterday. We
were dragging lumber for canons, and
our horses came in today. Now, it
means more work. This is sure some
life. We had a program here last
week. Talk about a good time!
Had all kinds of music—piano, Jewish
banjo, violin and guitar. It sure
was good. Two of our officers had
their wives h~ro and two girls from
Des Moines. They played the piano
and sung. They sure could sing. Af
ter the program we had lunch—all
kinds of ice cream, sandwiches, mince
pie, pickles and cocoa to drink. Af
ter lunch we had a dance. We boys
among ourselves. This Battery is
the only one that ever had a good
Don't worry about me.
I saw Art Lewis Inst night and he
said the whole country had mourned
him us dead. But I guess he showed
some of them that he still was alive.
Well, I gu*?ss I'll have to rinjr-ofT
for it is soon time to go out and drill.
Good-bye. Your lovinc brother,
Recent investigations in the use of
cotton in wUr show:
A 12-inch gun disposes of a half
bale of cotton with every shot fired
a machine gun in operation will ujo
up a bale in three minutes in a naval
battle like the one off Jutland over
5000 pounds a minute are consumed
by each active warship more than
20,000 bales a year are needed to pro
vide absorbent cotton for the wounds
of the injured one change of apparel
for all the troops now engaged in the
war represents more than a million
Japan at this time.
China of course is not ecstatic over
this agreement between this country
and Japan. In fact she has'entered a
protest against it. She says, very
plausibly, that any agreement be
tween other powers is not binding on
her. This is true to a certain extent.
Though, China is a very populous
country she has long been a devotee
of pacifism and she will always be
treated by the other nations largely
as a ward until she arms herself and
is able to answer their demands with
force if necessary.—Pathfinder.
But 8he Qave It Away.
In a central Indiana city a wedding
ceremony was taking place ami the
church was thronged with the wwlety
people of the city. The bride. In the
march to the altar was noticeably pale.
Her sisters occupied senta near the
aisle, and when the bride was op|Mixlte,
one of he/ sisters said in an audible
whisper: "Have a heart, kid have a

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