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Mr. Dony Wallace is on the sick
Mr. Edgar Webb was a caller at
Todd Friday.
Mr. Frank Shanks was in Willis
ton Saturday.
The river will soon break up. We
can see water on top of the ice.
Mrs. Ettie Zimmerman spent Sun
day evening at Mrs. Frank Lowe's.
Mrs. Ettie Zimmerman and son
Kaymon were in Williston Saturday.
Mr. Carl Shanks was in Williston
Saturday to see a Dr. He has blood
poisoning in his hand.
George Wagenman called at S.
I M•••••»••••••»•»
My a Staff Corresponding
By a Stall Correspondent
Mr. John Larkin called at S. M.
Clarks Thursday.
Misses Berdie and Myrtle Clark
spent Thursday evening- visiting Ag
nes Bronder.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Blankenship, Misses
Pearl and Myrtle Clark called on Mrs.
Jas. Ramey Friday.
Mrs. R. Blankenship and son H. C.
took supper with Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Wagenman Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gromatka and
'Christian Blankenship took dinner at
S. M. Clarks Monday.
E. E. Cripe did not forget the la
dies at his sale Wednesday. He treat
ed them to pie for lunch.
Clarks Friday afternoon and got
some books from the traveling li
Tuesday, March 19th is township
election. Husbands don't forget that
your wife has a vote just the 9ameas
you have.
Miss Pearl Clark entertained the
following to a six o'clock dinner on
Tuesday evening. Misses Fay Rut
ledge, Mary Poe, Edna and Mary
Bellerose, Myrtle' Book, Ollit Ander
son, Bessie and Mary Wagenman.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Blankenship came
out from Williston last week and are
visiting friends and relatives a few
days after which they will leave for
Bremerton, Washington, where they
expect to visit their sons Albert, Rob
ert, and Herbert and families for a
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Clark, Misses
Pearl, Myrtle and Berdie Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. F. R. Rohrbacher, Miss Ila
Alexander and Mrs. R. Blankenship
were entertained Sunday by Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Grorud to a sumptuous
dinner in honor of Mrs. Clark and
Mrs. Grorud's birthdays.
By a Staff Correspondent
G. L. Welsh was in Mondak Wednes
Frank Steele of Snowden was in
Buford Monday.
Mrs. H. H. Miller was a Buford
shopper Saturday.
Jim Beisel of Marley was trading
in Mondak Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Morken spent
Sunday in Williston.
Mrs. John Warren of Marley was
shopping in Buford Saturday.
Geo. Ritter of Snowden spent part
of Wednesday with his family at this
Mrs. Jenevieve Conn of Williston
visited her daughter Miss VerlaConn
Mr. I. J. Moses of Williston was
transacting business in Buford on
Mrs. Frank Blair left for Williston
Saturday morning. Mr. Blair will
leave later.
Mrs. Nellie Bradley of Williston
came down Friday to visit her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Dishon.
Miss Satterlee has taken rooms in
the old St. Elmo Hotel for the re
mainder of the term of school.
Mrs. Walson and son Ralph of
Sutton, Mont., are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hanson.
Mrs. Joe Beisel left last Sunday
morning for Metamora, Ohio, where
she is going to take medical treat
Mrs. H. H. Miller and daughter
Rena and little Lester spent Thurs
day with Mrs. G. L. Welsh and Miss
A party of young people went out
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Miller Saturday night for a good
time. Dancing and cards were the
diversion of the evening. The music
consisted of two violins, slide trom
bone and cornet and piano. Refresh
ments were served at a late hour.
Those present were Myrtle Catey,
Agnes Welsh, Miss Havens, Ila Shir
ley, Rena Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Jene
Miller, Kenneth Welsh, Ralph and
Orian Miller, John, Cliord and Lee
McNary and George and Elmer Grest
Mr. and Mrs. Giothe were shop
ping in Williston Wednesday, Mr.
Miller taking Mr. Grothe's place at
the depot.
Mr. Harry Shatswell and sister
Francis Shatswell spent Sunday at
the Berry home across the river, re
turned home Monday.
Mrs. John Tompson from across
the river took the train here Monday
for Minnesota where she was called
by the death of a sister.
Mr. Bryan Baptie and Mr. Smith
and Mr. Bellham, plumbers of Wil
liston are at their old job, the school^
house heating plant again.
Mrs. Martin from across the river
was transacting business in Buford
Monday and Tuesday spending the
night at the Shatswell home.
Mr. Owings and his man Mr. Prevo
are working on the dam on the Mor
ken place west of town to get it com
pleted before the spring rains begin.
Rev. Schaff of Williston will hold
services in Buford at the Methodist
church next Sunday night, March 10,
at 7:30 P. M. Everybody is invited
to attend.
Mrs. Minkler of Williston was in
Buford Thursday and Friday in the
interest of the Royal Neighbors to
organize at this place. She has writ
ten quite a few policies in the short
time here.
Mr. P. A. Miller a former agent at
Buford but now of Wolf Point,
stopped at Buford Saturday on his
way to Williston to meet Mrs. Miller
who has been visiting in Missouri
for the past two months.
H. H. Miller was having dental
work done in Williston last Tuesday.
Mrs. Walson who is visiting at the
Hanson home had a telegram Thurs
day morning calling her to Foreman,
Mont., by the serious illness of a
Mr. George Compton of Froid,
Mont., came to Buford last Wednes
day and was initiated into the mis
teries of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
Mr. John Catey had a telegram
Saturday telling him of the death of
his sister in Marsaw, Indiana.
fcm in
The newspaper war goes merrily
or viciously on at Kenmare and the
latest recriminations have taken the
terse simple language of calling each
other prevaricators—spelled 1-i-a-r.
Grand Forks papers have tried to
usher U. L. Burdick into the political
ring and* make him a candidate for
congress to succeed the Hon. Patrick
D. Norton. Attorney Burdick says
"nothing doing."
Everywhere over the state the re
ports indicate that the Lutheran War
Commission for Soldiers and Sailors
Welfare work has exceeded all expec
tations and that in the recent drive
for money the organization went over
the top with a surplus that was almost
equal to the original sum at which it
Next Sunday will be observed in
many places as "Go to Church Sun
day." A tip to church goers would
be "Make it a Bring a Friend Sun
Tony Averill, arrested at Carson,
N. D., on Oct 4, last, charged with
violation of the espionage act, and
indicted at the last session of the
federal grand jury, was transferred
from the Mortoh county jail at Man
dan Friday afternoon to the Cass
county jail, on a bench warrant.
Shortly after his arrest, Averill was
taken ill and for several months was
a patient in a hospital at Mandsn.
The offense for which the indictment
was returned, is*alleged by the gov
ernment to have been committed
while he was employed with a gang
of railroad laborers in the western
part of the state.
Grand Forks, N. D.—In an effort
to combat the I. W. W. and seditious
talk in Grand Forks, an ordinance
defining vagrancy and prescribing
the penalty therefor, was given, its
first reading at the meeting of the
city council. The first and second
sections of the proposed ordinance de
fine theoretical and practical adher
ents of the sabotage system, and per
sons who teach disobedience to the
state's laws.
Bismarck is in the throes of a muni
cipal fight—the Palladium alleges ex
travagance in office of one Bertsch and
the Tribune alleges liquor men are
back of the recall election.
The plant of the Billings County
Herald, building and other matter
difficult to replace, were lost in a
fibre which put the weekly paper at
Medora out of business temporarily.
Plaza Smith and Dave Larin of the
Parshall Leader debated the Townley
Chain Store scheme recently. Smith
opposed the scheme and Larin stood
for it and the reports gathered from
the papers indicate that Smith had
the best of the argument.
Fargo is having an automobile show
this week and the reports state that
the exhibits will exceed all previous
Non partisan league conventions
are being held in all parts of the
state and at these meetings a topic
of considerable discussion and marked
interest is the Chain store' system as
outlined by Townley' and Brinton.
There is a movement on among the
Non-partisan/league members to have
U. S. Marshal Doyle put out of office
and L. L. Shtair of Bottineau put in
his place.
Fred Gard of Divide county is the
first from that section to ftlll on the
field of battle in France.
Governor Frazier appointed the
following to the State Council of De
fense First, William English, Grand
Forks Second, Carl Nelson Cando
Third, Thos. Allen Box, Casselton
Fourth C. H. Romey, Oakes Fifth,
K. S. Ramset, Fingal Sxith, R. J. J.
Montgomery, Tappen Seventh, T. J.
Neilson, Hoople Ninth, Chas. G.
Backeburg, Bottineau Tenth, Dr. V.
S. Stickney, Stark county Eleventh,
W. Higgins, McKenzie county
Twelfth, Chiarles M. Whittner, Oliver
Governor Frazier, who under the
law is to act as chairman of the coun
cil, has called a meeting for March
14, at Bismarck, at which time the
new council will organize. The elec
tion of a secretary and vice chairman
will be the principal business of the
first meeting.
Merchants Delivery
Proving Satisfactory
The new delivery system recently
established in this city is meeting
with favor from the people and also
from the merchants who find that it
is in every way equal to individual
deliveries and has the added advantage
of being cheaper. The deliverymen
state they find it no more difficult to
deliver for all than it was for one
store. The plan As operated now pro
vides for a collection 'from all the
stores at a central station and from
that place the Various parcels, oil and
other merchandise, is sent out to the
districts into which the city is divided.
The school and state lands in Wil
liams County, North Dakota, not al
ready leased, will be offered fof- rent
at a public leasing to be held at the
Court House in the city of Williston,
in said county on Wednesday the 17th
day of April 1918, commencing at
10:00 o'clock a. m. The terms of leas
ing will be as follows:
All the lands will be oered for a
term of five years beginnig with the
season of 1918, and only for grazing
and hay purposes, at the minimum
rental of $15.00 for each quarter sec
All lands will be struck off to the
highest bidder who will be required to
pay at the time of leasing the rent
for the season of 1918, also an addi
tional fee of $3.00 for issuing lease,
which fee will be charged for each
quarter section or fraction thereof in
eluded in such case.
A list of the lands to be offered for
lease will be on file with the treas
urer of said county for public inspec
tion for at least two weeks before the
date of leasing.
Coal rights are reserved to the
state in all leaves and the Board of
University and School Lands reserves
the right to»reject any and all bids.
The only way to secure the use of
any school or state land is by leas
ing on above terms.
No person has a right to cut hay
or graze stock at any season of the
year on state land without first secur
ing a lease of the same.
Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota,
this 11th day of March 1918.
Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota,
this 11th day of March 1918.
W. J. Prater,
39-4t. Commissioner.
Olaf A. Ames was arrested by
Sheriff Strom and Chief of Police
Nolan at the Great Northern station,
Thursday as the train pulled into the
station, and on waiving examination
he was bound to the district court
under $500 bonds. When the train
pulled in Ames saw the officers and
he made an attempt to conceal him
self in a lavoratory but this proved
unavailing and on searching his ef
fects 21 pints of liquor were discov
ered and it is now held as evidence.
The production of citric acid on a
commercial scale from cull lemons has
been solved by the United States De
partment of Agriculture. Citric acid
prepared in this way has been sold
at a price several cents above the
market. Orange pulp for the man
ufacture of marmalade has been pre
pared and methods for preparing
citrus peel for the market, developed
by the United States Bureau of
The Food Administration Grain Cor
poration, which supervises the sale, or
Itself buys every bushel of wheat pro
duced In the Nation in Its progress
from country elevator to foreign buy
ers or domestic consumers, marks a
new step toward national efficiency.:
How in four short months it has been,
done is told ip the following episodes
wherein two bushels of wheat traveled
to market.
One fine fall afternoon. Col. Bill
Jenkins, who farms somewhere in Mis
souri,' loaded his wheat into a wagon
and drove along the black road that
led across the prairie to town. When
he reached the co-operative elevator
of which he was a stockholder, lie,
pulled up on the scales, checked his
gross weights carefully, and began to
unload. The manager came out and
"When you want to sell this wheat?"
"I dunno," he answered. "One
time's about us good as another—,
these days. 'T won't weigh any more,
later," he added, with a dry smile.
"Wheat shrinks a lot," admitted the
manager. "I hear the Government]
wants as much wheat as it can get!
just now—understand the Allies do
eat a terrible lot of it since the war."
"What's wheat to-day?" asked Col.
Jenkins, getting interested.
"Well, let me see," parleyed the,
manager. "I guess this wheat'd be a
good No. 2 under the new grades."
"Grades? What about grades? That
Food Administration seems to mix Into
mighty nigh everything from rabbits
to axle grease."
"Hold on. Colonel," said the eleva
tor man, good-naturedly. "The Food
{Administration is not to blame. Con
Igress passed the act and told the De
partment of Agriculture to fl* the
'grades. They became effective last
July. I sent out a letter on It."
"Well, I guess you better sell for
jthe best you can," said the farmer.
|"I am needed at home." And he drove
A New Order In the Grain World.
rfl| kind might have taken
Bm place in almost every
Ltown in the great grain
belt of the Nation aft
•fc—^ er August 10 for revo
lution in grain market
ing was taking place. Uncle Sam
had started on this remarkable ex
periment he was going to see wheth
er wheat could be marketed minus
rake-offs to the., speculators. This
necessitated complete control by the
Government of storage facilities, trans
portation and distributive agencies,
and the marketing machinery for
wheat and rye.
Everybody was troubled most ot
all, the officials of the Food Adminis
tration Grain Corporation who had
undertaken, without salary, and at the
sacrifice of their personal connection
with the grain trade, to whip into
shape the forces that would drive for
ward the big business machine for
marketing American wheat. A single
control and a $50,01)0,000 nonprofit
making corporation to do the work.
This work is a necessary arm of the
Food Administration, allowing the
Government to do business quickly
and without red tape. Its stock is held
in trust by the President of the Unit
ed States. For the time of the war It
will supervise the rate or purchase
the part commercially available of the
000,090,000 bushels of wheat and the
50,000,000 surplus of rye grown in
America in 1917. Its job is to find a
market for every bushel, irrespective
of class and grade. Under its patron
age, wheat screenings are moving juit
as easily as No. 1 Northern. It must
also work out satisfactorily the local
prices for wheat at eac|i of almost
20,000 country elevator points, adjust
thousands of complaints, organize the
gathering and analysis of date, inspect
concerns reported as dealing unfairly,
solve vexatious disagreements among
the trade, and deal effectively with the
allies' purchasing agent and the neu
trals who may desire to purchase.
In the early days, following the de
termination of prices for 1917 wheat
by the President's Fair Price Commis
sion, confusion existed in every part of
the wheat-producing regions. This was
intensified by the Inauguration of the
new grain grades, as promulgated by
he Department of Agriculture, which
took place about the same time, and
led to diverse complaints and a feel
ing nmong fanners that the Grain Cor
poration of the Food Administration
was responsible for hoth the price as
determined and stricter observance ot
grain grades. But the corporation was
responsible for neither act It la pure.
(In the CovntiyGentleman)
UBLING the former's
sliure of the wheat dol
lar is one of the war
time jobs Uncle Sara has
clone since food control
became possible. After
Ave months of grap
pllng with the problem*
Uncle Sam is now trans­
lating into the pockets of both produc
ers and consumers,benefits derived by
the Ration. He has shut oft' specula
tion, produced a free market and
movement of all grades of wheat, cut
expenses and induced a normal flow of
wheat in natural directions, and ef
fected a thousand other economies.
ly an administrative arm of the Gov
ernment formed to buy grain or supeo
vise Its sale at the prices determine^
by the commission, and it must do itq
work on the basis of the new grades.
But to return to our farmer and his
expectations of price.
introducing Two Bushels of Wheal
Lying side by side in his wagon had
been 2 bushels of wheat that fate had!
marked for strangely different ends.
They were very much alike, those
bushels of wheat, and to look at them
you would not have suspected the
strange and wonderful adventures in
store for them. Yet one was destined
to travel abroad for consumption in
France the other to find its way into
JGeorgia, where It was milled and its
iflour finally reached a New York
'baker on the East Side. But in the
sum of the travels made by the two,
as we shall follow them, will be un
folded the international panorama of
'wheat marketing in iine of war.
Finding a Price at a Country Point.
High war costs of production gave
our Missouri farmer much concern as
to his returns and accounted for his
idepression over the prospects of his
wheat "grading down" for that meant
a reduction of 3 cents per bushel un
der the No. 1 grade. But It graded
No. 2.
The elevator would also deduct an
and Style
mark the new coats, dresses and skirts that
are being featured this season and our offer
ings are unequalled in this city.
Coats! Coats! Coats!
There is smartness in the new tailored full-belted, slit
pocket coats of Wool Velour, Wool Basket Weave, Poplin
and Serges, in the most pleasing shades of Black, Navy,
Sammie, Pearl Gray and Tan. See them this week.
As Easter is near, there is an awaken
ing to the fact that new dresses are
and will be needed for the spring. To
meet that demand we have arriving
daily, some beautiful creations of the
dressmakers art in Crepe de Chines,
Taffetas and other fabrics that meet
the wishes of the most careful and
critical dressers. These dresses are
in all the new shades and modes that
fashion prescribes.
Beautiful waists in Crepe De Chines,
an Georgettes are. arriving and you
surely will be able to make a selec
tion from what we have.
March 16 to 23 Only
These prices on silk, satin Jersey top silk
petticoats cannot be duplicated anywhere in
Williston. All shades from which to choose.
$4.00 Petticoat, Special Price $3.45
$5.75 Petticoat, Special Price 4.75
$6.00 Petticoat, Special Price 4.98
$6.50 Petticoat, Special Price 5.45
Thursday, March 14, 1918.
additional 5 cents a bushel to cover the
fixed charge made In this locality for
handling and selling. The !5-cent
charge included the commission of 1.
cent per hushel customary in 1917
among commission men for selling the
wheat to domestic millers or foreign
The elevator man was none too sure
as to how to get at the price which
this wheat should bring. He knewi
considerably more about human nature'
than freight rates and decided to
"check up" the problem to the nearest,
zone agent of the Grafn Corporation.
So he wrote a letter to the representa
tive stationed at St. Louis. That let
ter was referred to the traffic expert
In the New York office, who transmit
ted the following rule for determining
the price of wheat at any country
There is only one price for wheat at
a country point. That price is always
to be arrived at by taking as a basis
the price at the most advantageoua
primary market where we have fixed
a price and deducting the freight to
that market and a fair handling profit.
That is the price to be paid for wheat
at any station, regardless of the point
to which it may be shipped.
Working out the price which should)
be paid for wheat at your station is
a fine occupation for an off day. 1£
you.cannot find the answer, write tOj
the Food Administration Grain Cor-,
poration in New York City and its
traffic expert will give you aid.
Finding the Price of No. 2 Wheat at
AKE an actual example:
An elevator man in
Eagle Store
Sikeston, Mo., wanted
to know what price.
No. 2 wheat should
bring at his station
when No. 1 wheat
at New York City was $2.28 per bush
el. Here is how he went about it:
The freight rate from Sikeston t*i
New York being 16.98 cents per bush-
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