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VOL. XXIV NO. 1. 86 C,°"n1tveS Minnesota Primaries Monday Result in Nomination of J. A. Burnquist For Governor—Myers Has Largest Vote For Mayor of Minneapolis increasmg his lead in each of the ten congressional districts. Most of the contests were decided without incident. Only one of the congressmen seeking re-election in the ten districts was seemingly beat en. In the Fifth district where a sharp five-cornered fight took place, Rep. Ernest Lundeen was more than 1,000 votes behind Walter H. yew ton, of Minneapolis, for the Repub lican nomination. Nonpartisan league politics atract ed very little attention in the congres sional contests except in the Fifth district in this fight, where opponents of Lundeen charged-that he had "anti war" tendencies. J. E. Meyers, who was drafted by the Republican conference to run for mayor of Minneapolis, led the field. Thomas Van Lear polled the second highest vote, and will oppose Meyers at the election. Meyers' majority, ac cording to almost complete returns, was about 2,000. Judge W. L. Comstock, of Man kato, was nominated by the Demo crats, by a heavy majority. His op ponent, was Fred E. Wheaton, of Minneapolis. St. Paul, Minn., June 18.—Gov- J. son, who was indorsed by the Demo A. Burnquist's majority for the Re- United States Senator Knute Nel- OXMIQR BEUVERS RIDSRG (INKS FLAD DAY EXERCISES BY ELKS IMPRESSIVE—LARGE CROWD FILLS THE ARMORY The Flag Day Program in the Arm ory Friday by the Elks Lodge was attended by a large audience the hajl being crowded to the doors. Music was furnished by the Hanks and Williston bands. The opening exercises by the lodge were followed by the reading of the history of the Flag by Thomas Murphy. The Tribute to the I" lag was delivered by Thos. Hogan and after the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by the audience Mr. J. F. T. O'Connor of Grand Forks delivered the address of the day. Mr. O'Connor came to us highly recommended as a public speaker and he was not over advertised. To our Mr. O'Connor gave the people some facts from the official books of the various governments and proved, to our entire satisfaction at least, that Germany had been preparing for this war for years and had practically de cided upon the year war would com mence many years ago. He told how when Dewey ordered all ships to leave Minalla harbor on account of our war with Spain that all left but the German boats and that they remained even after three requests to leave. He then signalled them that if they wanted to fight remain where hey were—and they left. The admiral in command of the German later told Dewey thai about fifteen years from that time they were coming over to attend to us and told Dewey to remember his statement for it would interest him some day. This German admiral missed the opening of the war by just one year. Mr. O'Connor told about the line tennis courts every German resi dence along the Belgium frontier had. They were made of concrete and a friends of his remarked that he would like to have one of the same kind. It turned out however that they were made four or five feet thick and 24 hours after Germany started war a large German gun was located on each of. these courts blazing away at a Belgium city. In speaking of the secret service Mr. O'Connor mentioned a number of stunts pulled off by the Americans that went to show that the Kaiser was not the only one who had a secret service on the job. In one case a number of wireless messages were (Cointinued on page 8) notion he gave one of the best talks stand the conditions of the river and ever heard in the city. His talk was will keep it in operation at all times. about the war, Germany's prepara tion, our secret service work and our part in the big fight. Loyalty Candidate Burnquist Victorious In Minnesota Fight cra publican renomination approached publican opponent, James A. Peter 50,000 this afternoon and Charles A. g0 Lindbergh, his opponent in the state- timated he would be nominated by a wide primary yesterday, continued fOUr to one majority. to lose ground. Returns from 82 of Several contests were still in doubt. Pr ®Urn0qU1St -l7' 26 and Lindbergh 78 259. Burnquist was ts, had so far outdistanced his Re n, of Minneapolis, that it was es- The five cornered race for the Repub- Ucan nomination in the Fifth (M neapolis) district was a sizz in- ier. Con- ressman Ernest Lundeen and Walter H. Newton were running neck and neck. In the Sixth district Congress man Harold Knutson or St. Cloud, forged ahead after a poor start and his renomination seemed assured. In the First district Congressman Sid ney Anderson was ahead. In the Third few returns had been received. Congressman Charles R. Davis, was behind Charles R. Pye, of Northfield. Congressman Andrew J. Volstead seemed to have a safe lead in the Seventh. Congressman Halvor Steen erson was renominated in the Ninth and in the Tenth district Congress man Thomas R. Schall of Minneapolis, had a big lead. There were no ."oil tests in three districts. Scatteiing returns showed that all incumbents seeking renomination for state of fices, were leading. The Associated Press returns, when classified by congressional districts, the evening, and a good sum was taken in at the two lunch counters that was run by the Red Cross. Over 75 gallons of ice cream was sold at the stands and' sofe drinks went by the gallon. A very attractive parade (Continued on page 8) Senechals Build Ferry Boats Captain Senechal and son Fred are working on the completion of several power ferry boats to be placed at several points along the Missouri River this summer. They are anxious to place one of these boats here at Williston in place of the old pontoon bridge which would give the people of McKenzie and Williams counties excellent service in crossing the river. Fred Senechal stated that with very little effort on the part of the people or merchants of Williston the road to and from this point could be put in first class condition so that it could be used in all kinds of' weather. This will have to be done before they will place a boat at this point. This is an important issue for the merchants of Williston and some cooperation should be shown at this time in order to help a good thing along. A good crossing has been needed badly close to Wil liston and this is a chance to get the best possible one and one that will be ru by people who thfiroughly under- —Buy W. S. S.— Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Goplerud arriv ed here Friday evening from Osaire, la., and will visit with Mrs. Goplerud's sister Mrs. Brant for a short time. At first glance the quota of war savings stamps to be sold in North Dakota is startling—$13,000,000 but this quota is based on $20 per person throughout the United States, mak ing $2,000,000,000 for the whole 100, 000,000 of people in the country. On sober thought, it will be real ized that this plan is the only fair method, and by this method the people of North Dakota may be in duced to pause and think. The first Liberty loan was for this same amount, $2,000,000,000, $20 per person North Dakota took $4,000, 000, about $6 per person. Someone else had to do what North Dakota failed to do. In the second Liberty loan North Dakota took about $1l, 000,000, about $17 per person, while the whole country average was $38 per person. Someone had to make up what North Dakota was short. In the third Liberty loan the ourchase in North Dakota was about the same. $17 per person, while the whole coun try's average purchase was $42 per person. Again someone else had to STEEN TELLS FACTS ABOUT INS. HE! SAYS THOSE MAKING CHARGES KNEW THEY WERE UNTRUE— STEEN DOING HIS DUTY Bismarck, N. D., June 14, H) 18. To the People of North Dakota: Several state officials and thcr league speakers have beuu exceed ingly busy of late, telling the people of the state that I am wrongfully withholding certain interest l.ioney tempting to convey the impression that I am dishonest in the perform ance of my duties. The facts in this matter are as fol lows When I assumed the office of state treasurer my predecessor turned OVKE to me the sum of $25,000, deposited with the state treasurer by the Des Moines Mutual Hail and Cyclone In surance company of Des Moines, la., to guarantee their contracts in this state, this being in pursuance of law, which requires foreign mutuals to make a deposit of either cash or se curities before they are authorized to do business in North Dakota. This being a trust fund,, it was nec essary to keep it separate from state funds, and there being no pro vision under the law for the keep ing or investing of such funds, on my own responsibility I deposited this money in banks on demand certifi cates of deposit drawing interest at 4 per cent. When the insurance company de cided to withdraw from the state, this money had earned $1,250 in in terest, and the question arose, Who was entitled to this interest? I re ferred the matter to Attorney Gen eral Linde for an opinion, and he gave as his opinion that the state was not entitled to it, and he was not sure that the company was, in asmuch as there was no provision under the law that required the state treasurer to invest such funds, and in case it had been lost through the failure of any bank, or for any other (Cointinued on page 8) All this in the fact of the fact that North Dakota ranks among the first 10 states in wealth per person, $2, 100, against the whole country aver age of $1,100. We have appealed to congress for money to buy seed, because we were broke we have passed laws author izing counties to buy seed for the needy we are divided in two fac tions, politically, and are at each other's throats and each side accus ing the other of all the crimes in the code. With what result? Simply this, the people of other states who have been doing business with us have decided that we are unstable, unreliable and no good, and are now refusing to deal with us. Read the following quota, and Williston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign Mtkma nay She always ke right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. Qttp ftojifttttt's Appral "I earnestly appeal to every man, woman and child to pledge themselves on or before the 28th of June to save constantly and to buy as regularly as possible the securi ties of the government and to do this as far as possible through membership in war savings societies. The 28th of June ends tbis special period of enlistment in the great volunteer army of production and saving here at home. May there be none unenlisted on that day." earned by a deposit of a certain for- secretary of the treasury, so he ad eign insurance company and are at- vises Mr. Rogers, that in a number Savings Committee CaUs Upon People of North Dakota to Make Good June 28 make up for North Dakota's short-1 tional War Savings day. age. In the recent Red Cross drive Adams... North Dakota contributed about 90 cents per person, while the entire country averaged about $1.70 per per son. WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1918. $1.60 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE DO NOT TRADE YOUR LIBERTY BOND SEC. McADOO ADVISES PEOPLE TO HOLD BONDS FOR INVEST MENT VALIfE Secretary McAdoo has telegraphed A. R. Rogers, Ninth District Direc tor of the Third Liberty Loan, to make appeal that Liberty Loan Bonds be not traded for merchandise or for the securities of private corporations?. It has come to the attention of the of instances the good, sound, govern ment bonds have been traded for some very doubtful securities. "But aside from warning people not to trade their government bonds for securities of no or doubtful value I. wish to appeal to bond holders in getfirai not- to trade their bonds for anything, either for good securities or for good merchandise, says Mr. McAdoo" "To do so would be to de feat in a considerable measure the purpose of the liberty loans. "I am informed that many mer chants have advertised that they would take liberty bonds of any of the three issues in exchange for mer chandise. I do not think that these merchants have intended to interfere with the purpose of the liberty loan in any way. But we have sought to have these bonds purchased for permanent in vestment out of past or future sav ings, such savings thereby effecting conservation of both labor and ma terials. To exchange these bonds for merchandise or services is to thwart the conservation feature of the Lib erty Loan campaigns. "The inadvisability of exchanging bonds for doubtful securities needs no argument. But they should not be exchanged for securities of any kind. Practically all the substantial and rep resentative investment houses have unselfishly aided in the Liberty Loan campaigns and it is inconceivable that after the magnificient work of dis tributing government bonds any ef fort should be made to substitute oth er securities." Barnes Benson Billings Bottineau .... Bowman Burke Burleigh Cass Cavalier Dickey Divide Dunn Eddy Emmons Foster Golden Valey Grand Forks.... Grant Griggs Hettinger Kidder LaMoure Logan McHenry .... Mcintosh McKenzie j,hink it all over, and then do your level best to square it by June 28, the Ne- Flag Day Proves Success-Red Cross Does Splendid Work In spite of the intense heat and the storm in the evening last Friday, Flag Day, there was a large crowd of visit ors in the city and the day proved to be»a big success. The ladies of the Red Cross started the day out bright and early with their Carnival and horns and other noise makers were in evidence long before noon hour. Parade At one thirty the Flag Day parade in charge of C. C. Reiger came for ward and proved to be one of the best and the largest patriotic parados that was ever held in Williston. Headed by John Heflfernan as marshall of the day and followed by various organiza tions with floats and patriotic cos tumes it made a very impressive ef fect upon the thousands of people lined along the streets and line of march. Two bands furnished the music for the marchers, the Willis ton Band and the Farmer's Band of Hanks. The Hanks band is due worthy mention for the fine music that they rendered through out the day and the committees in charge of the day want to extend their thanks to the Hanks Band for the part they took in the program. Program at Armory Immediately after the parade the program arranged by the Elks Lodge of this city was held at the Armory and was well attended, the house be ing packed to capacity. Large Crowd Spends Day in Williston. Elks Program Very Im pressive. Gay Time For Everybody at the Carnival. Large Sum Raised. 1 The meeting opened by the officers of the lodge after which the Reading of the His- Chautauqua Directors Elected For 1918 At a meeting held at the office of J. Arthur Cunningham Monday af ternoon the directors for the 1918 Chautauqua were elected. It is the aim of the directors to get busy at once and make the chautauqua this year a success in every way. The opening date set for the chautauqua this year is July 26th. The program is a very attractive and an educa tional one and everyone should make plans to take it all in. The following persons were elected and a meeting for the election of officers of the board will be held at C. C. Converse's office Saturday evening at eight o'clock and it is urged that all mem bers be present as the success of the chautauqua falls on them E. A. Palm er, T. C. Hutchinson, Howard Lamp man, C. E. Blume, Mrs. J. A. Husebye, Mrs. A. J. Juul, Miss Janette Craven, Mrs. H. K. Grube, Thomas Hogan, C. C. Converse. —Buy W. S. S.— R. J. Murphy arrived home yester day morning from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, where he has spent the past nine months. Mr. Murphy will remain here for the summer and will assist Rev. N. E. Elsworth. —Buy W. S. S.— Miss Alta Renn of Minot has been visiting here the past week. McLean 94,560 Mercer 374,120 Morton 254,100 Mountrail 65,000 Nelson 347 140 Oliver 100,820 Pembina 181,940 Pierce 282,940 Ramsey /. 807,720 Ransom 316,220 Renville 208,180 Richland 177,880 Rolette 136,120 Sargent 113,680 Sheridan 206,160 Sioux 121,280 Slope 120,760 Stark 573,ISO 180,000 Stutsman 131,340 Towner 154,220 Traill 138,960 229.060 Ward 140.740 Wells 339,000 Williams 160,400 tory of the Flag was given by Thomas dance that was held at the Armory in B. Murphy. Next came the Tribute I (Continued on page 8) 317, «80 136,800 350,000 223,700 206,620 81,160 2H6,S20 194,060 301.400 220,900 161,060 425.300 193,880 192,(580 163,380 43,700 102,020 234,829 140,320 481.820 182,940 256,760 407,460 561.360 264,230 362,860 -•$ 216.180 Total -•$ Pages 1 to 8 to the Flag by Thomas Hogan which was given in masterly style. After the Star Spangled Banner was sung by the audience the talk of the day was delivered by Hon. J. F. T. O'Con nor of Grand Forks. Mr. O'Connor is one of the best orators in the North* west and his address was right to the point and highly enjoyed by those who heard him. After Mr. O'Connor's address the audience sang America and the meeting came to a close. Carnival After the program at the Armory the Ladies of the Williston Red Cross Chapter started their Carnival in Full swing and from then on till midnight the people had a joyous time. The Red Cross auction was held on Metzgers corner and while there was a good supply of articles to be sold very little interest was taken in it and some of the articles were not sold on account of the low bids. The ladies are saving these articles for some later date and it is hoped that more interest will be taken in it at that time. Among the articles that were donated for this sale two quilts made by several children of Williston de serves mention. The quilts were made by the followingr Mamie Knutson, Myrtle Pavlek, Elsie Garrettson, Ellen Whelo, Edna Wegley, Josephene Creaser, Luella Garrettson, Howard Wegley, Frank Gehan, Harry Gehan,. Teddy Wegley, Henry Garrettson. The proceeds of the day amounted to about $933.86. $49.00 was taken in at the- AMERICAN SOLDIER TILLS ABOUT WAR CORPORAL SMITH ADDRESSES GOOD SIZED AUDIENCE AT ARMORY JUNE 13 It was unfortunate for the Willis ton people that Corporal Smith was assigned to Williston under such short notice making it impossible to secure for him an audience commensurate with his importance. Those who had the pleasure of listening to Corporal Smith's address portraying the real facts concerning our boys who are now on the firing line in France cer tainly received a treat. It was un doubtedly the most inspiring address es delivered in Williston by any of the boys back from the front. Corporal Smith was a fine young man full of the fighting spirit and had a burning message. Corporal Smith's home was in Boston and one of his ancestors fought in the battle of Concord and he seemed to main tain the fighting spirit of his dis tinguished forefather who fought for liberty with the patriots. The burden of Corporal Smith's ad dress was that the people at home should remain patriotic and support every organization that stood back of the government including the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., Knights of Colum bus and Allied organizations. His: nraise of the work of the Red Cross in France was unbounded. His con demnation of the treacherous Hun on the firing line was extreme. He said there were only two kinds of citizens •odav in America, the loyal and dis loyal and that it was the duty and business of the loyal citizens to put the disloyal citizens where they be long immediately and that if the nec ple at home would do this they should have no fear that the boys in France would complete their business. That the boys at the front are determined" not to come back until the Huns are defeated, that every soldier felt that every other soldier was standing with him in this fight and that was the reason they felt they would wn. Corporal Smith told many per sonal incidents of things he had seen with his own eyes that were almost unbelievable. He concluded his speech by stating that the boy? were going after the Huns to get their* bacon and would return with the bacon with the Rhine in it. Corporal Smith's engagement here was under the auspices of the Wil liston Chapter Red Cross of which E. C. Carney is chairman. An admis sion of 25cents was charged and the proceeds were given to the Red Cross. —Buy W. S. S.— Miss Ada Claire Brownso nreturn ed home Tuesday evening from White Earth where she has been visiting the pasjt week at the Williams ranch.