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Page Eight RED CSOSS NEWS NOTES Mr8. Charlotte Sharpless, convicted three years ago of the murder of Learning Sharpless, her husband, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Minnesota penitentiary, inspired the organisation of a Red Cross branch in the prison that now includes prac tically every ,inmate of the institu tion. The trial of )Mrs. Sharpless in Min neapolis was jnost sensational. The "Sword Widow," as she was called, because of the alleged killing had been done wjjth a ceremonial sword, MATINEE & NIGHT NOT a MOTION PICTURE THE GIRL LAUGHS PATHOS TEARS and COMEDY Every Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sis ter, Sweetheart Should See It—It Tells the Truth and Teaches a Les son. A Vital Play. A Great Cast PRICES earned the title at the trial of "The Sphinx Woman," by her aparent lack of emotion on the witness stand. Even when sentenced she betrayed no feel ing. 'Even at that time Mrs. Sharpless, an expert seamtress, was sewing for Belgian children while she was in jail. In th« penitentiary she contin ued her work, paying for materials from her allowance. Three weeks ago she contributed a dollar to the local chapter of the Red Cross and asked for a membership. Her action led to a Red Cross campaign among members of the institution. More than 1400 inmates joined and were ROBERT SHERMAN Presents The Great White Slave Play-- WITHOUT By WHITNEY COLLINS MATINEE—Children 25c Adults 50c Evening—50c, 75c and $1.00 Nonpartisan League Rally AT WILLISTON Saturday, Jan. 19 2 O'CLOCK P. M. IN THE ARMORY Noted and able speakers will deliver addresses Interesting and patriotic subjects will be discussed. Everyone Is No Admission Fee Invited to Come. will be charged. Yon are heartily welcome whether you belong to. the League or not. "We'll Stick" "Well Win" JAN. 15 AMoral and Fearless Plea for the Betterment of Young Girls who are without Parents and Homes. A com plete Scenic Production. WILLISTON GRAPHIC given Red Cross buttons. The 11 women inmates of the in stitution are now working every evening for the Red Cross while many of the men are doing their bit after the regular prison working hours. FIRST7 AUTO LICENSE We understand that Vern Yonkers was the first auto owner in the city to get his 1918 tag. The number is 1796 and it comes much higher in price this year, auto owners paying according to horse power of their car. The new numbers are real bright, if you judge by the color and are much more noticeable than those of last year. A Gripping Drama with Stirring Situations A CHANCE Camp Dodge, Iowa, Jan. 15—Two hundred and ninety enlisted men se lected for service with the eighty eighth division of the National Army here have been relieved from duty temporarily an dassigned to the offi cers' training camp which opened Saturday. These men represent the pick of the selectives from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and a part of Illinois, those who have shown the greatest apitude for military work and who are deemed to have the potential qual ities necessary for the making of good officers. The school marks the opening of the third series of student ofPcers' training camps as conducted last spring and summer under the direc tion of the War Department. The school at Camp Dodge is com manded by Lieut. Col. R. B. Parrott, U. S. Infantry and a detail of four teen officers with Lieut. Col. J. De Camp Hall at the head as senior in structor, has been appointed to con duct the course. The training will be similar to that given at the two previous camps ex cept that instruction will be given in the infantry and artillery branches of the service only. The men will be divided into com panies of about 150 men each. One company of infantry and one battery of artillery will be assigned to the school to aid in the instruction work. This will not take place, however, un til the work is well advanced. The competition, it is predicted, will be even keener among the student officers in the school than it was in the schools conducted previously. Hundreds of applications were made by the soldiers and the sifting out process resulted in the selection of only those best fitted for the work. On completion of the course the successful students will be given commissions as provisional second lieutenants and will return to their enlisted status until called into ac tive service and given assignments. In the interim them will return to their respective organizations. In addition to the men selected from the eighty-eighth division there are 150 graduates^ and undergradu ates from the State University of Iowa, Ames College, the College of St. Thomas and St. Paul, St. Paul's Military Academy at Delafield, Wis., and Dubuque College, Dubuque, la., and about fifty enlisted men from the regular army. Harold Bruber, a private in the 352nd infantry regiment was sen tenced to fifteen years in the federal penitentiary by1 the verdict of a gen I eral court martial following charges of desertion and refusing to obey the commands of his officers which were placed against him. Private Bruber, according to the division judge advocate, claimed to be a member of the International Bible Student's Association. As such he said it was against his principles and religion to don the uniform of a sol dier or take any part in the war. Hi sfailure to report when summon ed by his local board resulted in the desertion charge being placed against him. Private R. C. Walker, attached for duty to the base hospital here was sentenced to five years in the peni tentiary after being found guilty on charges of forgery and passing worth less checks on local merchants in Des Moines and the vicinity of the camp. Corp. Francis Noonan, Eagle Grove, and Private J. C. Williams, Ironwood, Mich., both members of Company C., 339th Machine Gune Battalion will pay for a joy ride in deputy sheriff's Ford automobile by spending six months each in the divi sion guard house at hard labor. They also will forfeit two-thirds of their pay while confined and Corporal Noonan will be reduced to te rank of private. The verdict of guilty on charges of larceny was modified by the re viewing authority and a penitentiary sentence revoked. The campaign being waged in Des Mojnes by civil and state authorities and at the camp by military authori ties to make the conditions as nearly as possible free from social diseases, has been extended to include men as well as women. The preliminary plan called for the arrest and confinement of \Vomen Camp Dodge News Letter Division Headquarters, Camp Podge, Iowa. found to be suffering from social diseases. ,Diciplinary measures have been in voked at the camp which deprive sol diers of their pay while affected to such an extent as to make it impos sible for them to perform their mili tary duties. Strict regulations also have been made relative to the treat ment to be accorded men who have been exposed and trouble is^ sure trt follow the soldiers who do not abide by the regulations. The entire com mand is inspected twice monthly for evidences of the disease. There have been less than 1000 cases of veneral diseases admitted to the base hospital since it was opened September 1. It is probably that men suffering from such causes will not be taken to France when the time comes for the division to move, according to Lieut. Col. J. R. Shook, division sur geon. But twenty-five cases were admit ted during the month of December, I which is considered remarkablv low in view of the large number of men in training. The conditions here as regards the moral situation are de cidedly better than at many other places, according to division staff of ficers. Former President William H. Taft was at Camp Dodge New Year's day and the following Wednesday speak ing under the auspices of the War Council of the Y. M. C. A. He ad dressed the soldiers by organizations assembled in the various Y. jM. C. A. buildings. Mr. Taft. explained to the men why the United States is in the war and the ends which President Wilson hopes to attain by defeating Germany and Austria. 1 Maj. M. A. Butler, constructing quartermaster for the cantonment here has completed his work and left for Washington, D. C., where hs will report to the quartermaster- general of the army for assignment. O. A. Leach, supervising engineer under Major Butler with a dozen of his as sistant engineering supervisors wenc to Washington three weeks ago and thence to an Atlantic seaport where it is understood Major Butler will have charge of an $11,000,000 con struction proposition for the govern ment. Major Butler's departure marks the completion of the big cantonment now housing the eighty-eighth divi sion. The total cost, it is said, will amount to approximately $6,000,000. The constructing quartermaster's work has been highly complimented by Washington both for its quality an dthe speed with which it was ac complished. Two negro soldiers, member of the contingent from Alabama which re ported for training here have died from spinal menegitis. This disease is more dreaded by medical officers than any other and every precaution is being taken to prevent its possible spread. One of the big barrack buildings near the north end of the camp and well apart from the rest has been designated as a quarrantine station for what are termed "carriers" of the disease. These carriers are men who have come in contact with sol diers affected by menegitis and are thought to have some of the germs lodged in their throats. Actual car riers may communicate the diseases to others. They are placed in this barrack building under observation and micro scopic examinations are made to de termine if they carry any Of the germs. A barrack building also has been set aside for the quarrantine of mumps which have become so pre valent. The situation with regard to this disease, however, is not consid ered serious. Private Clarence P. Morrell, Vern dale, Minn., member of company F. 313th Engineer regiment died in the base hospital from pneumonia. Tlis death is the second in the engineer regiment. The Proverb of Success. "Yes," said the millionaire, "I not only made hay while the sun shone, but I made it from the grass that grew under other people's feet." Some Opposition to Secretary Baker (Continued from page 1) importance have been made by the secretary of war without the knowl edge and ex'press consent of the pres ident. The fear of doing something that will not be approved by Presi dent Wilson pervades the war de partment. Many decisions have been held up for weeks, and occasionally for months, until the president has passed on them. When war was declared on Ger many, friends of Mr. Baker under took to warn him that sooner or later there would be tremendous war scan dals and that there would be in at tempt to make him the sacrificial goat. Mr. Baker replied that he in tended to take exceedingly great care to avoid becoming anybody's goat. President Fully Satisfied As matters stand now it will take a storm of public dissatisfaction to blow Mr. Baker out of office. Not only does Mr. Baker stand, high in the es timation of the president, but Mr. Wilson is entirely satisfied with the conduct of the war and with the preparations that have been made for putting an army in France. The president does not hestitate to say that he is proud of the record. With the revelations of inefficiency and with the various criticisms of his administration, the president has no patience. As he said in his speech to the Buffalo convention of organ ized labor, he would like to "deport all critics." There has been no inefficiency in the war departments, in the opinion of the president. True, the adminis tration hastily created a war council and shelved General William Crozier, chief or ordnance and Quartermaster General H. G. Sharp reorganized the ordnance department, placing its most important functions under civilian control, when the ex posures led to increasing demands for the creation of a department of min istry of munitions. But these- steps, in view of the president, were not due to inefficiency but to the desire to make efficiency more efficient. JliJK.o Thursday, January 10, 1918. (MMftOMS woammi la brolleiBMtd pallets bring you early pratttH. Help jour chicks builil a bona and muscle by *OQNKEY8 tSvtf in their niwh. 25o, COc. CONKKY'B HEAD L1C 7 .K)K FIX. LICK POWJ ,1.1QIUD dlsixwo of PUWUEll and ._§ nil ttOI§TMKNT. -JIQUID cilsixwo WDEll and LICK help birds Brow.JOe.ft86c.60c.mitesllcoundllcoof CON EY'S WHtTKDlAKKKKA. T'KMKDY and OONKKY'S GAPK KM iClJ both niive chicks. 25o,S0o. Alwtiys have OONKISY'S UUCP lllSMtOJY ready. 25c, 60o. THK Q. E. 06NKEY CO. Coukcy Hldg Clevelai GRAPHIC WANT ADS Advertisements under thla head wll' be Inserted for one cent a word. No ad taken for less than 20 cents. FOR SALE—Cheap, 32-54 Case Sep arator in good running order. In quire of H. V. Smith. 9-tf. FOR RENT—Furnished room for rent strictly modern. 705 1st Ave. E. Tel. 387. Buller Bros., Dissolution Sale can save you money—Clothing at cost. Buy now. We take orders for Goodwin cor sets. Eagle Store. 7. LOST OR STRAYED—Heavy dark red sweater. Owner please leave same at this office. 27. WANTED Girl for general house work. Mrs. B. C. Roche, Phone 706. 23. WANTED—To rent 4 or 5 room house, modern preferred, or furnish ed rooms. Write box 958 Williston. 23. FOR SALE—Second hand Piano. In quire at T. C. Hutchinson's Store. 291tf. TO RENT—a few rooms by the week. Also house keeping suite—no children. Rates reasonable. Wegley Hotel. 30-ltp. FOR SALE—Five passenger car with self starter, electric lights, in good condition. Will trade for cattle or horses. Williston Overland Co., Wil liston, N. D. 27-tf. FOR SALE—A Maxwell town car with all weather top, Model 1917. Will sell at very reasonable figure. Car is practically new. Inquire at Graphic office. 30-4tp. FOR SALE—Good 160 acre farm for sale or will exchange same for a stock of merchandise. Farm is lo cated 2 1-2 miles from town. Is rich soil. Henry Wilson, Ladysmith, Wis. 29-8tp. For Sale—POTATOES POTA TOES. Have just arrived with a car load of spuds and apples from my home in Idaho. These spuds will make splendid seed. Come and ex amine them. Inquire for apple and potato man or phone Davis Hotel. STRAYED—Eleven head of horses from Rolla, N. D., on Dec. 6, 1917- 2 roans, 2 greys, 1 sorrel white face, and 6, 2-year-old colts. Finder hold them and notify First National Bank at Rolla, N. D., and receive a liberal reward. 27. Farmers As Bankers 5 per cent paid on Savings Accounts. S per cent paid on Time Certificates. Checking Accounts, Insurance. Open Saturday Evenings. FIRST FARMERS BANK OP MINOT Farm Loans and City Loans. THE SAVINGS LOAN & TRUST CO. Sons of Norway Bldg., Minot, N. D. MICHIGAN FARM LANDS FOR SALE GOOD SOIL in Kalkaska, Antrim and Charlevoix Counties, Michigan. Fine for wheat, oats, corn, clover and al falfa. Good roads, schools and churches. Healthful climate. 20, 40 or 80 acres at $15 to $30 per acre. Small down payment. Balance month ly or yearly. No commissions you buy direct from owner. Wage earn ers become independent. Write for big booklet telling all about this coun try. Swigart Land Co., A1258 First Nat'l. Bk. Bldg., Chicago, Illinois*. 30-3t. \OTKK OF MORTGAGE KOKK CL.OSURK S\I,K NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has been made In the terms and conditions of that certain mort gage made, executed and delivered by ttena Braseth and J. E. Braseth, her husband. Mortgagors. to Bovey-Shute Lumber Company, a corporation. Mort gagee. dated and bearing: date the 2nd day of July, 1915 and filed for record in the Office of the Register of Deeds In and for Williams County, North Dakota on the 3rd day of July. A. D. 1915 at 2:3S o'clock P. M. and duly re corded in Book 114 of Mortgages on page 546: that said default consists in the failure of said Mortgagors to pay pursuant to the terms of said mortgage or otherwise the indebted ness secured thereby. Now. Therefore, notice is further given that said mortgage will be fore closed by a sale of the premises in such mortgage hereinafter described at the front door of the court house Jn the City of Williston. County of Williams and State of North Dakota on the 16th day of February A. D. 191S at two o'clock P. M. of said day. The premises described in said morttage hereinbefere particularly described and will sold to satisfy the said Indebtedness^are those certain prem ies situated in the County of Wil liams and State of North Dakota and particularly described as follows to t: Lot four (4). Block one (1) Shrod -r's Addition to Williston, North Da •kotn. T.«.o St fVint th« war ripnartment There will be on said mortgage True it is tnat tne war aepaiimeni. on ga jj aydue 0f sale the sum of Sixty-eight and 60-100 ($68.60) dollars v'ind .said nremises aforesaid will be „«fld »,s afo-esaid to satisfy the same itdgrethpr: with the costs of sale and I' tO^nevs fees wfeiSfcijl!*4 this 10th day of January A. D..19JR,. -^Bovey-Shute Lumber Company, a corporation. Mortgagee. Palmer, Craven & Burns, Attorneys for Mortgagee. Postoffice and Office Address, Williston, No. Dak. 89-ft.