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VOL. XXIII, NO. 15.
NOW READY BOYS EXPECT TO MOVE TO SOUTHERN CAMP THE LAT TER PART OF THIS WEEK Orders for the entrainment for Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C., of the First and Second North Dakota regi ments as soon after Monday, Septem ber 24, as the railway companies can furnish the equipment have been re ceived by Colonel John H. Fraine of the First and Colonel Frank White of the Second. Capt. H. R. Evans ex pects to get Company E on the way the latter part of this week. Seven trains will be required to move the 3,581 men and 90 officers who make up the two regiments. The First, with 2,000 men and 56 officers, will fill four trains and the second with 1,581 men and 34 officers three trains. The companies will be pick ed up at their home stations by spe cial trains running over the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Soo lines to St. Paul. The exact date of departure, the schedules of trains and the railway lines to be used will not be announced in advance. Tourist sleepers and diners will be provided for guardsmen and they will go via Chicago and Cincinnati. The units affected by the orders are located, for the First regiment: at' Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Hills boro, Grand Forks, Grafton, Minot, Williston, Wahpeton and the second battalion of the First will leave from Ft. Lincoln, where it has been quar tered for several months. It includes Companies A, F, and of Bis marck, Mandan, Dickinson and James town respectively. The units of the second are located at Beach, Dickin son, Bismarck, New Rockford, Lang don, Crosby, Carrington, Minot, Devils Lake, Rolla, Hankinson, Har vey and Ellendale, with headquar ters and supply at Bismarck and san itary detachment at Minot, in addi tion to letter companies at these points. Company of Rolla is not to move. Both regiments are almost completely equipped and are ready to move as soon as the equipment can be provided. SAN ANTONIO HAS GREAT ARMY CAMP DR. T. J. STRONG, LT. M. R. C. WRITES FRIENDS HERE ABOUT THE PLACE Lieut. Thos. J. Strong, who left Williston a few weeks ago following a call to the colors has been located at San Antonio, Texas, where he is in the hospital relief work. Dr. Strjng is getting along fine in the work and this week Mrs. Strong joined him. She is living near the camp in com pany with other relatives of army, men and both indicate that they are enjoying their new location. Dr. Strong says that the cap there cost the government about six mil lion and that all conveniences for the men and officers are provided. Camp Kelly one of the big aviation schools is just on the other side of the big camp and the army men here are get ting much experience in the business of war. Dr. Strong says that the quarters are fine and that the rainy season is just beginning. The camps are grow ing rapidly now with the incoming of the draft men and the men who have-been on the ground and made good stand chances for advancement. Friends here hope that Dr. Strong will get his share of any of the good things that may be passed out as the organization grows. PENNY MANAGERS HAVE VICE PRESIDENT E. J. NEIGH BORS AT MEETING OF STORE HEADS A. Michelich, manager of the J. C. Penney store has returned from a managers' conference at Fargo held the latter part of last week. That there will be no increase in the pres ent price of merchandise during the year, at least at their stores, is the belief of E. J. Neighbors, of New York city, vice president of the J. C. Penney Co., which has a chain of 175 busy stores scattered throughout 4 State Hiatoricar Society" X3 HIGH SCHOOL 13 COMPANY E ZERO FIRST BATTLE OF COMPANY GRID SQUAD RESULTS IN TRIMMING BY W. H. S. Company E of this city lost its first battle. However the opponents were not Germans and there was no firing done. The company was simply trying to dispute the football supremacy with the high school team and the score was 13 to 0 in favor of the students. The company boys have not had a great deal of practice and the loss of the ball by both teams on fumbles was the only feature that marred the contest from a spectator's point of view. The high school carried the ball to the one yard line twice in the early part of the game only to lose the ball and the chance to score on fumbles. The high school again took the ball after Company men punted and made some good gains by straight work. A good forward pass, Bruegger to Greengard then gave the school boys a chance to score and Greengard carried the ball behind the line for the first counter. Bruegger missed goal. The second touchdown was made by straight plays the students work ing the soldiers hard and finally pushing Bruegger across for the sec ind touchdown. Ike also kicked goal making the score 13 for the high school boys. Tho there was much hard play af ter that there were no more scores made chiefly because of fumbling. The high school boys had just an edge on the Company boys, thru more practice. On defensive play the high school boys showed great stuff hold ing twice on the one-yard line. Coach Cutting is now giving most of his attention to overcoming the fumbling and hopes by hard work to have this feature well in hand when the state contests begin. Greengard and Heffernan showed improved form in getting forward passes and Brueg ger's passing is getting better each game. The line men performed well, the holding for four downs on the one yard line being the feature of the game and a considerable feat consid ering the size of their opponents. Following is the lineup and details: Bruegger ...L. E. Cormany & Sveen Levitt L. Jaynes & Slater Packard Cap L. Sheu Harvey Gettman Esta R. Carpenter Keltner R. Smith Greengard & Heffeman..R. E...Jaynes Gordon Craven & Harvey Jaynes L. H. Craven Kulas R. McDonald Capt, Lodusquet Vettle Time of Quarters 10. Min. Score—W. H. S. 13 Company E, 0. Touchdown—Greengard Touchdown—Bruegger Goal after touchdown—Bruegger.. SOLDIER'S MARRIAGE ANNULLED BY COURT MOTHER OBJECTS WHEN 14 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WEDS MILITIAMAN On the eve of the departure of Company E, first regiment North Da kota national guard, for training in North Carolina, Judge Frank E. Fisk this afternoon annulled the marriage of Joseph Burnham, 32, a private in the company, and Miss Arvilla Ran dall, a 14-year-old Williston girl. The wedding occurred August 25, at Schafer, N. D., where the couple went with others on a picnic. The license was secured on affidavit of the bride and a cousin that she was of legal age. When the couple return ed here for parental blessing, the girl's mother, Mrs. Alice Randall, took the matter up with juvenile court officials and the end of the ro mance came with the annulment of the marriage. Burnham filed the affidavit in the proceedings that he believed the girl of legal age when they were married. the country. Mr. Neighbors and his wife were visitors irt Fargo for several days during last week and were in attendance at the conference of the managers of the North Da kota branches of the* company. A. Michelich has charge of the lo cal store, and the other branches are located at Valley City, Dickinson, Carrington, Minot, Fargo, Devils Lake, Grand Forks and Crookston. P. C. Hamre, who has been in the Red River Valley looking after his crops it Perley, Minnesota, returned Thursday and reports the crops there are splendid. One of the six numbers has been heard in Williston. The Chicago Musical club won so many friends here that it has been secured for a return date. The other five numbers while new to this city have all achiev ed first rank reputations in appear ances throughout the country. The season's regular courses will be opened by the Operatic Concert party in an evening of classical music. The program will be divided into two parts, the first part consisting of sel ections from several of the operas, with a number of the well liked songs. Reformer to Speak The second number on the course will be given by Robert Parker Miles, a reformer with a national reputa tion. Mr. Miles fought through the reform which stopped the tobacco dealers of New York selling cigarettes to minors. He compelled the depart ment stores of New York to provide seats for their sales girls when not at work. He helped to suppress the vice of New York's Chinatown. Mr. Miles has traveled the world over and interviewed the most prom inent men of many nations. It is glimpses of these men which he gives his audiences in his lectures "Tallow Dips" and "Sparks." Return Engagement The third number on the course will be supplied by the Chicago Musical club which needs no introduction in Williston. Foremost among the ly ceum orchestras this organization will provide an evening of rare en tertainment, selecting its numbers as usual with a viey to high quality and entertainment for the average audience. Wallace Bruce Amsbary in an even ing of poetic interpretation will pro ivde the next evening's program. Mr. Amsbary is a poet on his own ac count and an exceptionally able in terpreter of poetry. His work has received high recognition wherever he has appeared. The Four Artists company, enter tainers, are next in line. This is a company of varied musical accom plishments, including an instrumen tal quartet, vocal quartet, bagpipe numbers and a wide range of enter taining features. The final number of the course as at present scheduled will be given by Ralph Parlette, a noted lecturer, who has been on the platform for the last score of years. Mr. Parlette is the editor of the Lyceum Magazine, and one of the leading men of the lyceum platform. He speaks on an average of 350 times a year and visits every state in the union each season. Our Country! In Her Intercourse with foreign nations may She always fee right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. TO EVADE SERVICE McKENZIE COUNTY FARMER BE COMES INSANE FROM WAR SCARE AND TAKES LIFE Paul J. Balliette committeed sui cide at his home three miles south west of Watford about noon Friday by shooting himself in the right tem ple with a .32 caliber revolver. The body was found by Mrs. Balliette who had returned from a journey to Wat ford within a few minutes after her husband had taken his life. Mr. Balliette had .been worrying for some time over the war and since the demonstration given at Watford for the men who entrained for Camp Dodge Wednesday he has been worse. It was .not suspected, however, that he contemplated suicide. Coroner Hinman was called from Alexander. An investigation disclosed that de ceased's mind was unbalanced and no inquest was necessary. Mr. Balliette left a note addressed to his wife, sticking in a sod wall near his body. The opening statement in the note was: "I am doing what I think best." The note then referred to something he had told his wife relative to the government seizing his property and forcing him to fight in the trenches. Then followed in structions as to the disposal of his property and the settlement of all his debts. SIX NUMBERS FOR THE NEXT COURSE CHICAGO MUSICAL CLUB WILL RETURN—FIRST CLASS NUM BERS CHOSEN Seven of the best numbers offered by the National Lyceum bureaus have been secured for next winter's lecture course, according to an an nouncement from the members of the community lecture course committee. Dates for the various attractions have just been fixed as announced else where in this issue. DECISION II CASE IS FW DISTRICT JUDGE FISK OF WILLIAMS CO. ENDS CASE OF LONG STANDING A decision in the famous Kenmare school case was rendered the first of the week by Judge Fisk of Williams county in favor of the defendants. The case, now of three years stand ing, involved the payment of $10,000 to the First National Bank of Ken mare, by the county officials as a bal ance on a $17,000 judgment obtained three years ago as a reimbursement for warrants cashed prior to that time. After the bank had obtained this judgment and some $7,000 has al ready been paid under it, suit was started by P. M. Cole and others on the grounds that the judgment was obtained illegally, and that there had been fraud on the part of the school board in permitting the judgment to be taken. Since the suit was insti tuted some $10,000 had collected in the hands of the county treasurer under a special tax levied to pay off the judgment, but under a restrain ing order granted by Judge Leighton two years ago, this sum was tied up pending the final decision. Judge Fisk, in his decision rules in favor of the bank and district and released the money. E If your personal interest of your patriotic feeling leads you to help, please- make your contributions to Miss Bessie R. Baldwin, at the James Memorial Library, if a resident of Williston, or to Miss Bertha R. Palm er, County Superintendent of Schools' office, if in the county outside of Wil liston. Unless there is some objection on the part of the old-time membership of the Choral Union the thirteen dol lars now lying idle in the treasury will be turned over this week to the Library War Fund. There has been a consultation of the old officers and it was decided to take this method of leaving it to the membership at large. ASSEMBLY EOR SOLDIER BOYS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SAY GOODBYE TO FORMER ASSO CIATES GOING TO COLORS A special high school assembly cf the two high schools was held Tues day at three thirty in the auditorium of the Senior High School, in honor of the members of Company E who had been formerly connected with the high school. The soldiers present were A. J. Vettel, Cecil Jackson, Wal ter Charnholm, Walter Shikany, Boyd Carmony. Dr. H. S. Harriss spoke to the as sembly and the Company E boys, bid ding them God-Speed, and his re marks were as always thought pro voking and contagious in their en thusiasm. In response Mr. Vettel spoke for the soldiers present, readily holding the interest of the students among whom he has worked for the past four years. Graphic WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1917. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE EOR THIS WEEK COUNTRY AND CITY PEOPLE ALL ASKEp TO HELP IN GET TING BOOKS FOR BOYS This week, September 24th-30th is known as Library War Fund Week the country over. In all cities of over 5,000 population an organized campaign is being conducted to gath er the million dollars necessary to build and equip library buildings in the thjrty-two cantonments and training camps. While Williston and Williams County are not conducting an organized campaign there are without doubt fathers and mothers of boys who will be in the training camps, and friends as well, who will be glad to give a dollar, if not more, to this splendid national movement from which they will get so much benefit. Not only will the main camps get this healthy form of recreation but the smaller camps, through the Y. M. C. A. and Kinghts of Columbus and similar organizations, will be given books and magazines in a regu lar, systematic, well-organized way. The American Library Association is behind the plan and is well fitted to see that it is carried out in a business way. It is being endorsed by the Governors of the various states, and backed up by the War Department. SCHOOL RALLY HERE NOV. 5TH MISS M. J. NEILSON OF VALLEY CITY TO BE IN CHARGE OF INSTITUTE HERE Dates for the better rural school rallies to be held in the state this fall, have been announced by State Superintendent of Public Instruction N. C. Macdonald. The rallies will cover a period of six weeks, four weeks beginning Oct. 1, and, after a week's intermission for the North Dakota Educational association con vention, will be resumed again on Nov. 5. The Williams county institute wilt be held Nov. 5 to 9, and will be in charge of Miss M. J. Neilson, superin tendent at Valley City. Miss Peter son, Williams County superintendent will not take part in the state insti tute work but has been assigned a subject for the North Dakota Edu cational Association meeting the week previous to the rally here. Joint Conference The directors in each county will meet for one day in joint conference to be in charge of the county super intendent during the forenoon and in charge of a representative of the state educational department after noon and evening. On this day of the rally will appear one or two national lecturers whose services Superinten dent Macdonald procured. These men are Dr. A. E. Winship, lecturer, au thor and publisher, and Dr. McBrien of the United States bureau of edu cation. During the course of the rallies a representative of the state superin tendent will appear in each county to directly present the policy and pro gram of the department as it per tains to rural school betterment. It is hoped by holding the rallies early in the school year' to encounter good weather and to assure a full attend ance. Conductors In Charge Conductors named for these rallies are: Institution heads, R. M. Black, Joseph Kennedy, T. A. Hilyer, F. W. Smith, G. A. McFarland, represent ing the several state normals Su perintendents L. M. Rockne, N. R. Edwards, C. J. N. Nelson, H. O. Sax vik, F. E. Karges, F. J. Steffeck, M. B. Johnstone, H. H. Bond, D. M. Stegenga, P. J. Iverson, W. I. Par sons, M. E. Mt'Ginnis, Charles Worff, W. I). Wendt, Peter Anderson, J. W. Riley, A. L. Schafer, A. C. Berg, Guri Wambheim, H. H. Maxwell, C. F. Cavett, Sol R. Eilert, Arthur Deam er, Edward Erickson, W. J. Hoover, M. J. Nielson and Mamie Sorenson Institution Professors, W. F. Clarke, A. P. Hollis, C. R. Travis, E. P. Crain, B. A. Wallace, W. M. Wemett, J. E. Switzer, O. E. Combellick, W. J. Bell, R. .Finney, L. tJ. Watson, Floyd Goodier, E. Van Middlesworth and H. C. Fish. GOOD BILL FOR THE ORPHEUM NOVELTIES WILL FILL EVEN ING NEXT WEEK WITH MELO DIES FROM IRELAND Another good bill is promised for next week's Hippodrome show at the Orpheum Friday. This bill contains plenty of comedy, good singing and dancing presented in a novel man ner by a company of clever perform ers. Little Alright is a Japanese acro bat and juggler who has appeared in all parts of the world. He is a fin ished worker and does a number of very difficult feats of juggling and balancing that have never been at tempted by anyone else doing this line of work. Harrison and Clifton are offering charming line of singing and com edy ntheir act called "Echoes from the Ould Sod" during which they introduce a number of tunful Irish melodies as well as a generous sam ple of the sparkling wit for which the Emerald Isle is famed. The Shorts are a talented pair of performers whose watchword is ver satility. Both have good voices and are splendid dancers, and while the young man does some whirlwind batin spinning he is assisted by the young lady who displays marked abil ity as a trap drummer, bringing the act to a sensational finish. An act that is a decided novelty. Is that of Les Legerts, a handsome man and a young lady who is possess ed of pluchritude in abundant quan tities. They perform a series of gymnastic feats in a most daring and graceful manner. Their head to head and hand to hand balancing is a fea ture that is bound to be a hit here BROKE JJIIL BACK AGAIN AL BARTLETT HELD FOR GRAND LARCENY MADE A BREAK WHILE OUT AS A TRUSTY A1 Bartlett a prisoner in the Wil liams county jail made a break for liberty this week that netted him one day of freedom and an additional charge against him of breaking jail. Bartlett was being used in some work about- the jail Monday after noon in charge of Jailor Lauritson. It seemed he knew that the office was shorthanded that afternoon, sev eral of the men being out in the coun try on business. He made his break as soon as left alone in the rear of the jail and by a race down First Avenue east he made the Pontoon bride before assistance could be se cured. The sheriff's office and city police at once got busy and had track of their man within a few minutes. Deputy Evanstad was stationed in the railroad yards that evening with the result that Bartlett was grabbed as he attempted to board a freight out. He had gone to the south ferry to recross and told people that he had escaped from jail. Bartlett is being held on a grand larceny charge resulting from a spree during which he is supposed to have robbed a friend of money and val uables. His home is in Canada. ERI WEDDING MONDAY PRETTY CEREMONY WITNESSED* BY COMPANY OFFICERS AND CLOSE FRIENDS. .. In the presence of only a. few friends and the officers of Company E of this city, Miss Alice lone Bor den, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Borden of this city was married at her home Monday night to Lieut. Carl E. Erickson, also well known in Williston. The ceremony was pronounced by Rev. W. K. Bloom of Minot and the bride was given away by her father. Miss Margaret Paulson of Fort Ben ton was bridesmaid and Private Wal ter Gunderson of Company E attend ed the groom. Appropriate music: featured the occasion Miss Helen El kins rendering "O Promise Me," and Miss Janette Craven accompanying. The home was beautifully decorated in colors of autumn and the national colors lent to the affair the spirit of the times. Following the marriage there was a wedding supper for the assemblage. Both of these young people are among the best known in Williston and hosts of friends will wish them happy lives. Mrs. Erickson expects to accompany her husband to the concentration camp when Company E leaves Williston and will remain until he is ordered abroad. OBITUARY Barbara Anna Rush was born in Fulton Co., Indiana, on the 14th day of June, 1854. She was married to Jacob Rufus Bishop from which union five children were born, three boys and two girls. Thirty one years ago he passed away and fifteen years later she was married to I. G. Bishop brother of the former husband, who lives at Lake Side, Montana, at which place they lived until the deceased was stricken by the fatal disease of dropsy and passed away at a local hospital on September 23rd at 7 p. m. She was a member of the Presby terian church of Minot and was a christian woman in deed as well as profession. She leaves the husband, two sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Tuesday. Rev. H. Styles Harriss officiated, and in terment being made in the city cem etry. PRETTY SOCIAL AFFAIR One of the pretty social functions of the season was given Saturday evening by Miss Nellie Larson at the Champion home on Broadway in honor of Miss Alice Borden a bride of the week. The principal feature of the party was a mock wedding, Miss Mabel Metzger taking the part of the bride and Miss Petra Hovind, the groom. The entertainment proved very interesting to all the thirty-five young lady guests. A miscellaneous shower was given Miss Borden who received many appropriate gifts and dainty refreshments were served be fore the departure of the guests.