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F. J. Steffeck, superintendent of
McKenzie county, motored to Willis
ton Tuesday to meet Edward Erick
son, state inspector of rural and con
solidated schools. They will visit
some of the consolidated schols in
McKenzie county last week.
The 'first casualty list published
brought home the war to a Willis ton
man when the name of J. G- Malone
of Austin, Minn., was reported in the
"Killed in action" column. B. T. Hart
of the Model cafe is a former Austin
man and knew Malone before he went
to the war.
A. W. Stanton, who is with the
Advance-Rumley Thresher Co., with
headquarters at Williston, was in
the city on business Wednesday says
the Fairview Tribune. Mr. Stanton
is an old time friend of O. 0. Chris
tenson of the Times force and made
this office a short call for a visit.
R. J. Murphy, son of J. R. Murphy
of this city left Monday for Ohio
where he will continue hia studies for
the Episcopal ministry at Kenyon
College. Mrs. Murphy accompanied
him as far as Minneapolis and she is
spending a few days there visiting
relatives and also buying stock for
the store here.
Alie Buffman, formerly with the
Bay Drug Co. and crack pitcher for
the Ray baseball team, who enlisted
wtih a Canadian regiment at the
start of war, has been decorated by
Queen Mary for distinctive service in
the development of athletics among
the Canadian troops at Bremshott
Fred J. Ulip of Williston and Miss
Josephine Jotaes of this city were
married yesterday afternoon at 5
o'clock at the Presbyterian manse, by
the pastor, Rev. P. J. Ericlcson. They
were unattended and the wedding was
a very quiet affair. Mr. and Mrs. Ulip
l^ft on the afternoon train for Wil
liston where they will make their
home.—Minot Daily News.
Rago & Company
NOVELTY ESCAPE ACT
Rago claims to escape from any kind of restrain
ing apparatus yet invented, introducing the fa
mous Water Tank Trick, the Russian Torture
Board and many others.
Geo. Stanley and
Unique Entertainers From the South
Quaint Character Studies in Story and Song
Their Original Comedy Skit
"THE TRAVELING MAN'S DILEMMA"
The plot concerns itself with the vow of a
traveling man and his bride
providing a number of thrills featuring a double
somersault from a high pedestal into a barrel
3 Shows Daily at 3, 7:30, 9:30 P. M.
PRICES MATINEE I0~25c
Soldiers at Childrens Prices
Hunters are going to take advan
tage of the open season next week
if the issuance of licenses is any cri
terian, county auditor Aaen having
issued 373 up to "yesterday afternoon.
There has been considerable discus
sion about hunting on Sundays over
the state but from the latest reports
from the Attorney General a man
takes his own chances when he goes
after the feathered ones on Sunday.
Last Monday while Mrs. E. B. Fair
banks and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fier
stad were picking plums along the
Little Miss9uri river. They came up
on a large' rattlesnake which show
ed fight says the Alexander Chron
icle. Mrs. Fairbanks who was the
nearest to the reptile accepted the
challenge and with a stick dispatched
his snakeship. She then severed the
eight rattles from the rest of the
snake's remains and took them home
as a trophy.
Reports from the men of this city
at Fort Snelling indicate that they
are making good progress, having a
lot of hard work and on the whole
enjoying it. L. V. Coulter visited the
boys at the camp this week and re
ports that Thomas Cooney and
George Harvey were leading squads
in the preliminaries. Glen L. Town
send writes that he is getting up in
the morning at 5 o'clock and likes
it better than newspaper work.
George Misz and E. A. Lohrke have
also written friends that the work
is going ahead in fine shape.
A petition containing the name of
nearly every big shipper of Williston
and all the business men of the city
has this week gone into the general
offices of the Great Northern railway
asking that the case of Agent Thomp
son, recently removed from duty here
be reppened. As stated in the Gra
phic last week the business public of
Williston has the idea that Minot
officials have not given the former
Williston man all that was coming to
him. There is no bad feeling in the
THE BEST BILL YET
AND YOU'LL HAVE TO ADMIT
THAT'S GOING SOME
SPECIAL HEADLINE ATTRACTION
Word from Plentywood is that Fred
Pierson and wife, arrested a few days
ago charged with abondoning and
causing the death of their few weeks
old child, had confessed after being
returned to Montana. It is qjider
stood th#it Mrs. Pierson broke down
after she had been brought back and
while waiting for her husband who
was in a Minot hospital following
W. J. Husebye of the Huseby Hard
ware Co., made a trip to Arnegard
the latter part of last week, and re
ports the crop conditions are any
thing but favorable. 'While through
out parts of McKenzie county are
not doing so bad, the conditions right
around Arnegard are indeed serious.
Grain at the best will be but a few
bushels to the acre, and in places
they have been completely wiped
out, on account of lack of rain. Most
of the people there however, are
looking at matters in the right light
and hope to strike it hard another
and then go after it to make up for
A. C. Rang pulled his threshing rig
to the farm of Ole Paulson 'near
Sioux Pass, last Tuesday evening and
Wednesday morning when he went to
start the machine he found that
someone had stripped the separator
of every belt and also opened the
cock fa the oil tank allowing about
500 gallons of kerosene to waste on
the ground. The thief left no trac°
that could be found but the authori
ties are hard at work on the case.
This is the first work of vandals that
has been reported this fall and we
hope that the officers find the offender
and mete out a just punishment.—
Among the interesting events to
take place at the McKenzie County
Fair is Alexander's second annual
tennis tournament. The County
events will be played Wednesday
and Thursday and the open events
Thursday and Friday. Sam Craw
ford won last year's cup in the sin
gles and Sam Crawford and P.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
We especially invite all the parents
and children of the church to be pres
ent at the morning hour of worship
at 10:30, subject "The Significant
Period Of A Child's Social, Moral And
All those interested in educational
work will find something of profit at
Bible school for all grades at 11:45.
The scholars are returning and our
classes are being reorganized for ef
People's meeting at eight o'clock
subject "Evangelizing The Inevit
matter as far as the new agent is
concerned but Mr. Thompson has
many friends in the city who do not
like to see him made the "Goat," Oth
ers at this point have felt the power
of the Minot bunch and a general in
vestigation may result from the ac
tion now pending.
slight operation. Pierson was re
turned a few days ago by Sheriff
Bennett and spent the night in the
Williams county jail while the sheriff
had him here waiting to make con
nections on the branch.
Arildson won the cups in the doubles.
These cups must be won three years
consecutively to become the property
of the holders. Dr. Rogers, president
of the local club, says that several
outside players from Donnybrook
Minot, Plaza, Williston and else
where have notified him that they
are coming to take part in the tourna
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ELECT
For the ensuing year, the Knights
of Columbus have elected the follow
ing officers, and installation will take
place October 1st.
Thos. D. Murphy, Grand Knight..
B. C. Roche, Deputy Grand Knight.
T]hos. B. Hogan, Chancellor.
S. W. Callahan, Rec. Sec.
A. J. Arsenault, Financ Sec.
Daniel Bell, Treasurer.
Thos. Kelly, Warden.
Tom Higgins, Inside Guard.
John Breen, Outside Guard.
Fortuna Martineau, Trustee.
Special music and welcome for all.
Wednesday evening 7:30 is the ser
vice of study and prayer as a means
The Men's class which meets at the
Sunday School hour invites all who
do not attend any such a course in
"Social Study" to meet with them,
ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH
Preaching at 10:30 A. M.
Sunday School at 11:45 A. M,
Luther League at 7:30 P. M.
Preaching at 8:00 P. M.
The Ladies Aid will hold their food
sale at the City Grocery Saturday^
We are glad to see some interested
in their friends in bringing them out
to church. May this interest con
tinue. Com^ and worship. Let none
forsake the assembling of themselves
in the house of the Lord.
Rev. James Hoffman Batten, Minister
Service of Worship—At 10:30 A. M.
the minister will preach on "A School
of the Golden Age"—a topic especial
ly fitting to the opening of our
schools. A special invitation is given
all teachers to be present. The music
will include a soprano solo by Mini
Grace C. Jones, a new member of the
High School faculty.
Service of Instruction—The Bible
School will assemble in the Auditor
ium at 11:45 A. M. Classes are now
being reorganized for' the winter's
work. The Senior High School Girl's
class under Miss Gill and the Teach
ers Training Class directed by Miss
Baldwin will resume their sessions
Service of Inspiration—The minis
ter's subject at 8:00 .M. will be
"Sinai—Life's Perfect Law." This
is the second of the series of sermons
on "Mountain-Messages." We cor
dially invite all not connected with
other churches of the city and all
strangers Sundaying in our city to
worship with "The Church of the
Services at the Norwegian Amer
ican Lutheran Church morning and
evening at the usual'hour.
Until further notice Norwegian in
the morning and English in the even
I. G. Monson,* Pastor
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equipment by experienced dairy
man and farmer with family. Box
68, R. 1, Williston. 13-lt.
A news item in your issue of Sept.
6th, quotes Mr^. Lindsay General
Secretary of the Methodist Episcopa1
Church, as making the statement that
the Methodists have the only Chris
tian School in Lima Peru. If this
is not an error, it will explain the
rest of the articles about "Cruel Su
nerstitions" etc. In justice to thos
who. made "The hearty response" and
in justice to the memory of St. Rose
of Lima (1586-1617) who by the wa
is the only canonized Saint on the
American Continent, will you allow
me to state that even as early as her
time, there were Christian Schools in
Lima, and at the present time the
Catholic Schools, including the Uni
versity of St. Mark, founded in Lima,
1574, are numbered by the dozens.
I am confident that ^h eMethodists
of Williston will be glad to see a
correction made up of these manifest
ly false statements.
E. P. O'Neill,
Pastor, St. Joseph's Church..
Patrons of the Hotel Dyckman it.
Minneapolis are always assured o*
interested, courteous service in even
A Deed of Daring-
Asked what \v ts the bra wst deed be
ftad ever tieon. Lord Roberts said he
while he was on his
way to LucUnow his force was stopped
by a walled inclosnre. A little soldier,
a Punjabi Mohammedan, seeing the
difficulty, endeavored to open the door
which barred the way. Whet, he tried
draw the bolt one of his hands
off b.v one
of the enemy then
he mana .eu to unfasten the bolt with
his other hand, which was subsequent
ly nearly severed from the wrist.
His Idea of a M.racie.
•You say there are no. miracles now
"I do. most ciniLiiiiRally."
"What, for instance, would you con
jidera miracle V"
"If a man should make a fortune ti.
New York and tben go to Chicago oi
to Pittsburgh to spend it 1 should con
slder that a miracle."—Brooklyn C'ii
For Better Shooting—
MAN fe so busy these times that when he does
a couple of clays' hunting or an afternoon at
traps, he is looking for action.
You will find in our stock of hunter's equipment the
thing's you need to make your hunt complete and en
We can fit you out with guns, shells, cages, knives
r.nd in fact anything you fned for the trip. Don't start
on your trip without a Thermos bottle for your per
SEE OUR WINDOW
Hagen & Everson
Miss Marie Kaiser, the popular
New York concert soprano, who will
appear here Sept. 25th in the evening
at the Armory had a thrilling war ex
perience in Europe. At the outbreak
of war Miss Kaiser was studying
abroad and in an effort to get home
after the declaration of war she was
delayed by military authorities for
pass port examination until too late
to reach American relief ships upon
which so many Americans were brot
home. Miss Kaiser, fundless and
practically stranded, made arrange
ments to drive by automobile to the
Swiss border and take haven in beau
tiful and neutral Switzerland.
All went well until the border was
reached, there she was stopped by
military authorities. After being
held at the border post for three days,
the automobile was confiscated by
the Government and all of Miss
Kaiser's money and valuables were
taken from her and she was sent into
Switzerland penniless. By the aid of
censored marconigrams and cable
grams sent for Miss Kaiser by the
United States Ambassadors, Miss
Kaiser's plight was made known to
relatives and friends in the good old
.S. A. and relief was soon on the
way to her.
Talented Singer to Appear
at Williston Auditorium
Miss Kaiser has worked many times
RIFLJE SHOOTING AND THE NEW
The prominence given by all the
papers to the great importance of the
machine-gun and the bayonet in mod
ern warfare has apparently placed
accurate marksmanship with the in
dividual rifle among the things of
lesser account. We 'read vivid ac
counts of the' storming of a first line
trench by the English or French
troops and of the splendid way in
which they handled their bayonets, or
the holding for hours of a shell crater
by a handful of men with only one
I do not wish to disparage these
weapons in the smallest degree, for
their value has been amply demon
strated already, but I do wish to em
phasize most strongly the value of
skillful rifle work by each soldier in
the line. That any bullet must hit
what it is aimed at to accomplish any
material results is as plain as daylight
uevery man in the new National
must remember that all of the
training which he goes through, is
designated primarily to get him into
such condition that he will be physi
cally able to stand the rigors of war
fare and at the same time deliver the
goods in the trenches in the shape
of accurate work with his rifle either
as a firearm or as the handle for his
The United States Government act
Thuriday, September 18, 1917.
in conjunction with the Great Amer
icarf Wizard, Thomas A. Edison, and
has made many scientific experiments
with her voice.
It is understood that Miss Kaiser
will in some manner attempt the
difficult feat of singing a duet with
herself. Her concert here is looked
forward to with great interest.
Mrs. S. M. Hydle will entertain
her mother, Mrs. M. N. Johnson of
Thompson Falls, Montana, who is on
her way to Petersburg, N. D., where
she will look after some business in
terests. She has been visiting her
sister Mrs. L. C. Johnson, of Fargo.
The two year old son of Charles
Hellyer, was scalded the first of the
week by upsetting a pot of hot tea
upon himself. The burns were not
serious however, and at the present
time, the little one is ^recovering.
The five year old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Lindquist of Wheelock died last
week from a complication of measles
and pneumonia, and the remains were
shipped to Lathrop, Minnesota.
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care of thiscpapep
ing indirectly through the National
Board for the Promotion of Rifle
Practice, has been consistently help
ing the cause of rifle shooting in this
country for a number of years. Un
doubtedly ample provision will be
made to train the new army in this
important part of its duties.
Scattered all over the country there
are numerous rifle clubs and if there
is any prospect of your going into
service in the near future, it would
be a wise move to get in touch with
the one nearest to you and by prac
tice remove some of the rough spots
so that when you are called by the
government you will get the full ben
efit of the training given you. In
this way you will be helping the cause
along by lightening the burden of
the officers who have so much to
Generations ago civilians was not
so complex nor was warfare so com
plicated. Men lived outdoor lives to
a great extent and skill with the rifle
was aery common. The embattled
farmer was a reality in those days.
Now he exists ohly in fiction and in
the speeches of certain popular poli
Proper skill with the rifle can be
attained without great difficulty even
by a large army if only the men can
be made to realize its importance and
to devote themselves to practice with
the requisite concentration.