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VOL. XXIV NO. 2. 4 I Lynn J. Frazier, Nonpartisan league candidate for the Republican nomina tion for governor, has been nomin ated by a margin of probably 4,000, according to returns available at 3 o'clock this afternoon. At that hour John Steen retained a slight lead over Frazier, but the territory still out, which will account for between 15,000 to 20,000 votes, probably will wipe out Steen's narrow lead and return Frazier a winner. BattleVery Close The battle for the Republican nom ination for governor developed today into one of the closest primary elec tion contests the state has seen. At 1 o'clock this afternoon with returns in from a little better than one-half the state, John Steen held a lead of approximately 2,000 votes. The indi cations are that when the final re turns are received the winner will have a majority of less than 3,000. Steen developed unexpected strength in the rural districts of the eastern half of the state where the league majorities of last election were ma terially reduced. In the German communities of the southwestern and central west part, Frazier has a big lead. Mcintosh, which two years ago was eight to one against the league, now is going two to one for the leagt^e candidfates in Logan county, where very similar conditions existed and in McHenry and Wells counties, strong league counties two years ago,Frazier mantains the strength then develop ed and increases it in some instances. Norton-Sinclair The best judgment of the Third dis trict observers who have studied the returns available is that Norton is assured of renomination, though the margin is narrow acording to pres ent prospects. Doyle is Winner The returns still are incomplete on Democratic contest for governor, but S. J. Doyle of Fargo is far ahead on the available figures, and has been nominated. Wilkinson, his rival, was supported by the Nonpartisan league. Late returns coming in from the country districts of the state give Frazer a big lead over Steen. For State Supt. of Schools Miss Nielson (Coiiitinued on page 12) July 4th Promises To Be Big Day Through the efforts of the various local committees in charge of the Red Cross Fourth of July Celebration to be held here good work has been ac complished during the past week and the program is beginning to look more attractive every day. Captain Jeffreys in charge of the Home Guards reports that he has secured several of the other Home Guard companies in this part of the country and a iiye ly time is expected. Several outside bands are expected here on that day as well as outside ball teams. A fine program of daylight fireworks has been arranged by the committee in charge and something new and dif ferent from anything ever shown in this part of the country will be seen here on the Fourth: A grand parade is in the making and several local parties have commenced the decora tion of their floats and cars already. Remember that the proceeds cf the day all go to the Williams County chapter of the Red Cross and it is the duty of every citizen to do his share of the celebrating and help the good cause along. A grand line-up for the Auto and Horse races has been planned out by Bob Bruegger and Geo. Newton the committee in charge and an exciting time is guar anteed for all. Destructive Fire At Alexander N. D. Fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at Alexander, N. D., which destroy ed a great portion of the business section of the town and caused thou sands of dollars worth of damage. Owing to the high wind that was blowing at the time from the west the fire was carried across the streets and destroyed buildings on both sides. He is a poor sort of a patriot who car. not fin'd some way to economize norder that he may buy War Sav ings Stamps, and in so doing give the Government more money, labor and materials with which to fight the war. FM2IER NOMINATED OVER STEEN WITH MAJORITY OF JIBOIIT 4.001 Returns Not Complete Yet—Looks Like Norton ,For Congress —Miss Nielson Leads Mc Donald Results in Wil liams County R.C.DKK OUTIINEI FOR JULY-AUGUST WILLISTON BRANCH RED CROSS WILL MEET QUOTA OF DRESS INGS FOR JULY AND AUC. We have not fallen short of any quota put up to us and we will not now if every woman who reads this feels it her duty and privilege to help in this small way to win the war. A large proportion of our workers were school teachers who are away for the summer months, and more workers are needed to take their places. Wont you help a little? If you have not already helped in this great work for the suffering sol diers, right now is the time for you to begin. For the next two months only three different kinds of surgical dressings will be called for and these are the easiest to make. Just remember that our boys at the frotft are not taking a vacation this year. Every day, Sundays, Holidays and all, shells will be flying and a stream of wounded men will be flowing into the hospitals. Every day the doctors, nurses, first aid stretcher bearers and ambulance men will be using tons of surgical dressings and hospital supplies. Would you have a single one of our boys, bleed to death, get lock jaw, gangrene or die because it was not quite convenient, or you did not feel like going to the Surgical Dressings rooms in the Federal building and do ing your bit, if not your "best? Get the habit and give several afternoons or evenings a week. The rooms are open every afternoon except Sunday from 2 to 5 o'clock and every even ing except Friday, Saturday and Sun day evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Re member that Williston is the only branch in the county where surgical dressings are made. We would like to have women from other branches of the county come to the rooms and work any time they are in town, and we will be glad and willing to show new workers how the dressings are made. Williston Boys Plan Dance Through the efforts of several of the Williston boys a large dance has been arranged for the Williston Arm ory Friday evening, June 28th. They have secured the famous New York Cabaret Orchestra to furnish the music and also entertainment. This orchestra comes here from New York highly recommended and those who love good music and singing should by all means attend this dance. The proceeds from the dance after payirig the expenses will be turned over to the local Red Cross and it is hoped that a large crowd will attend in order to secure a nice sum for a good and just cause. Those in charge of the dance are as follows: Floyd Stewart, Elmar Halvorsen, A. P. Drapes, Rudolph Juul, Frank Evans and Gordon Phillips. PICNIC AT DAHL'S GROVE The ladies of the Episcopal Church are.giving a picnic at Dahl's grove east of the city Friday evening. The picnicers are to meet at the Church at 4 o'clock P. M. All members of the church, guild and Sunday School are invited to be present. Western Union In New Home The Western Union Telegraph Co. moved into their new and up-to-date home in the Heffernan Building the first of this week. AH new equip ment has been installed and the old battery system formerly used dis carded. The power is now furnished by three generating motors from the electric current furnished by the city. Another feature of the new office is a Duplex wire from here to Fargo by which the operators will be able to send and receive messages from there at the same time. An electric time stamp has also been installed to stamp the time that all messages are filled. In all about three thousand dollars has been spent for the new place and it is an added improvement over the old office and much better service will be rendered from now on. Stiring Talk At Armory Tuesday Sgt. Down and Father Mullay Give Interesting Talks to Large Crowds Under the auspices of the K. of C. lodge of this citv a nice sum was raised for the K. of C. war fund from the proceeds of the lectures given by Father Mullay and Sgt. Down at the Armory Tuesday evening. The talk given by Father Mullaly was very interesting and instructive and we are sorry that time did not permit him to give a longer talk. He outlined the cause why Germany was in the war and what they were fight ing for. Sgt. Down .followed Father Mullay with a talk that has not been equalled in Williston since the war began. He described the methods of trench fight ing and the life of the boys over there. He told what was expected by the boys from the people at home. He praised the U. S. draft system and expressed that it was the only demo cratic system. In explaining the life and hard ships of the trenches he said, that perhaps the greatest hardships was the loss of a fellow comrade. There was also mud, water, rats and ver min to contend with which didn't make life very pleasant. Sgt. Down also told the people that it was now the time to get busy at home and not the time to settle social and poliical troubles but to give and sacrifice till it hurt for the boys that are giving their lives. The Sgt. has been given a longer leave from Canada and will remain in the States till after July Fourth. He has made some fifteen talks in the county and will make several more before leaving. Sgt. Down Speaks This Week Sgt. Down who has been with us for the past week will remain here for a few days more and will speak at. the following places around the county this week. Friday evening at 8 P. M. at the Missouri Ridge School House No. 7. Saturday afternoon at 2 P. M. Round Btairie School. Saturday evening at 8 P. M., Bone traill. Sunday at 2 p. m. Clide West's Tyrone Branch of the Red Cross. Sheriff C. C. Mackenroth was in Tioga last Saturday afternoon with Hugh Hurlbut, accused of complicity with Harry Eustis in the stealing and slaughtering of cattle belonging to Geo. H. Smith of the Grinnell coun try. Hurlbut was located at Camp Lewis, Wash., where he had enlisted in the national army.—Tioga Gazette. Large Crowd Attends Dance At the Red Cross Dance held last Friday night at the Evans Brother's farm north of town the sum of $75 was raised for the benefit of the Red Cross. A large crowd from town attended and a good time was ex perienced by all. The barn has been wired and electric lights installed. More dances are planned for the near future at the Evan's Farm. yiiston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign nations may She always be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. WILLISTON, .WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1918. DON'T EXPECT THE CHILDREN TO DO IT ALL Owing no doubt to the good work of those hustling, keen young boys and girls who have so generously given of their time and their pennies to the thrift campaign, the impression has been cre ated in the minds of many that War Savings Stamps are for chil dren only. Let us stop to consider the matter for a moment. The Congress authorized an issue of $2,000,000,000 W. 8. S. to be sold in 1918. The purpose of the Stamps was twofold: (I) To get money for the Government for war needs (2) to instill the habit of thrift in the American.people and by the practice of thrift save labor and materials for the Government. Can we expect the children, splendid workers that they are, to account for $2,000,000,000 of Stamps? Do we consider that the children alone of all our population need to be inculcated with the thrift idea? Are they the only spendthrifts Certainly not. War Savings Stamps are for everyone. No one, be he a mil lionaire or be he the humblest laborer, can say truthfully that he is not interested in W. S. S. and the saving program that they stand for. There are, indeed, few men and women in the land unable to save and economize more than they do now. If they want to he listed among the patriotic people of the land they must save ard economize more than they do now. The winning of the war with the least possible sacrifice demands this, for there are not enough labor and materials for the Government's war needs and for the use of the spendthrifts. Cut those useless expenditures. AH of us have them. Remcm bef that our boys in the Army and Navy do not expect luxuries and do not grumble even if they do not get all the comforts that they are supposed to get. On June 28 show the children that you, too, are enlisted in the War Savings Army. LATEST NEWS FROM THE FRONT Special to Graphic: June 27.—The Belleau Wood at Apex of the German drive towards Paris has been effec tively cleared of the enemy troops by a drive of the American troops The fighting at this sector was most desferate and the Americans are to be complimented for their bravery, 1*his position is of great importance to |he enemy and they must gain possession of the same before fur ther progress can be made towards the Meaux river. A distinguished in cident of the fight was the feat per formed by Private F. P. Lennart of Chicago who took eighty-three pris oners including five officers and marched them to the American head quarters after he had first been vol untarily captured by them. FIVE MEN TO LEAVE FOR GRAND FORKS JULY 1 Thfe following men have been se lected to go to Grand Forks July 1 for special training at government expense. M. B. Cashman of Williston. Ole Kvern, Williston. Ingwald Anderson of Bonetrail. William H- Zodrow of Minot and Herman Julson of Buford. MARRIAGE LICENSES Patrick Quinn and Marie Richard son both of Williston, June 26. Harry Albert Eustis of Grinnell and Mary Curran of Grafton June 24. Fay Allen Freeman of Williston, N. Dak., to Dorothy Rebecca Holt of Mona, Mont., June 21. Charles Sloan Evans and Katheleen Larsen both of Marmon, N. D., June 19. Cattle Thieves Sentenced Tuesday Harry Eustice, Hugh Hulbert and Don Moore were brought to trial here this week for stealing cattle, killing same and selling the meat and hides. The cattle in question were stolen from George H. Smith of Grinell last November and warrants for the ar rests of these men was made out in February but the men skipped out and were not caught till this spring. Harry Eustice was sentenced to two years at hard labor in prison at Bis marck and Hugh Hulbert who is a private in the army was sentenced to four years more of army life. Don Moore who was not brought to trial till this morning pleaded not guilty and was bound over till the fall term of court. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Field and little daughter of Malta, Mont., is visiting friends and relatives here this week. Company E. Boy Reported Wounded Word was received here the first of the week by cablegram that Bert Langeland who left here with Co. E. had been seriously wounded. His home is at Berg, N. D., over in Mc Kenzie county. E. Crouch manager of the Dakota Red Cross Kit Bags and listened to Cafe of this city made a business trip a very interesting talk by Sgt. Down to Minot the latter part of last Week, of the Canadian Army. SELECTIVE SERVICE JEN OF 6ET NUMBER THROUGH Emperor Nicholas Reported Shot Paris, June 27.—A dispatch from Kiev under date of Wednesday, June 25, declares that the reports of the assassination of former Emperor Nicholas of Russia has been confirm ed. It is declared he was killed by Bolshevik troops during their retreat on Yekaterinburg. Geneva, June 17.—(By the Asso ciated Press.)—The Ukraine bureau at Lausanne announced today it had received confirmation of the report that the Bolshevik authorities at Yekaterinburg condemned Nicholas Romanoff, the former Russia emper or, to death after a short trial and then shot him. Details of the report ed execution are lacking. Truax Picnic Well Attended A,large crowd from Williston and the surrounding country attended the Truax Farmers Picnic last Saturday. A good time was reported by all who attended and the talk given by Sgt. Down was appreciated by all who were present. County Agent Hall gave a short address and introduced Sgt. Down. The picnic was held at the Gimber ling Farm east of Williston. 70 Draft Men Left Monday About seventy draft boys left Wil liston Monday evening of this week for Camp Dodge, Iowa. Among the bunch were quite a few Williston boys. The McKenzie county boys en trained here with the Williston boys and they left on a special train over the Great Northern.. A farewell reception was given the boys at the Armory during the even ing and they were presented with their Young Men Who Registered June 5th Given Number by Lottery Scheme—Only 1200 Numbers Drawn Against 10,500 In 1917. CITIZENS TO HELP WITH THE HUT SUPERVISOR BAILEY OF THE FARM HELP DEPT. WILL ASK BUSINESS MEN TO HELP Bismarck, June 26.—"Every citizen of the cities and villages of the State must stand ready to close their pri vate occupations or pleasures to as sist in the impending harvest with all the zeal and courage of the soldier" declared R. D. Bailey, Federal Su pervising Farm Help Specialist, who was in Bismarck this week for a con ference with local officials relative to the labor situation in North Dakota. Mr. Bailey has supervision of the Farm Labor problem for the Federal Department of Agriculture in Mich igan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wiscon sin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas, and he is familiar with the situation in the southern states where the harvest has already commenced. "The harvesting of this year's crop, which promises to be the largest in recent years, will be a tremendous task" Mr. Bailey states. Fortunately the United States Department of La bor is organized to direct lal.or more effectively to its proper distribution than ever before, and the United States Department of Agriculture has a vast and highly organized force of men, including a Farm Help Special ist for each state, county agricultural agents ffjr most of the counties,. and local labor agents or community com mitteemen for the communities and townships to learn the farmers'needs for farm labor. "The wheat states have heretofore depended upon a vast army of tran sient laborers for the harvest. With out them the harvest could not have been carried on" Mr. Bailey said. "The number of outside laborers will not be as large this year as be fore, for many other interests be sides harvest are calling men. If the all-necessary grain is to be harvested there is but one solution to the labor (Cointinued on page 12) $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE 1918 Washington, June 27.—America's class of 1918 stood at attention to day as the numbers assigned to each young man attaining his majority in the year ended last June fifth were drawn into the national draft lottery.- Historic events of a little less than a year ago were repeated as from a large glass bowl in a commit tee room of the senate office building: were drawn the numbers representing' 744,500 youths, the majority of whom within a few months will be enrolled in the forces fighting for democracy and against Prussianism. Secretary Baker, members of the Senate and House Military Commit tees and other high government offi cials witnessed the drawing. Each of the capules containing a "master number" to be applied to the 4,500 registration districts of the country according to the total registration. In comparison with the 10,500 num bers required to be drawn a year ago, only 1,200 numbers having the larg est number of men to register June 5, reported somewhat less than 1,000 registrants. To provide for late reg istrants and emergencies it was de cided to drawn 1,200 numbers. Affair is Much Smaller The drawing of numbers to deter mine the order in which youths of the classes of 1918 will be called into the military service was conducted here today with much the same cere mony which marked the great draw ing of a year ago. This time, however, it was a much smaller affair, and in view of the fact that the classification system more nearly determines the order of service than does the actual numer ical order, it was not surrounded with such dramatic interest. The drawing was held in the great conference room of the Senate office^ building, with Secretary Baker blind folded taking the first gelatine cap sule, with a number enclosed, from the glass bowl. It was number 246. Numbers 1168 and 818 were the sec ond and third, respectively, and thus the drawing continued to the end. Big black-boards for checking the record were placed against the wall at the rear of the room. The num bers were written on the board as drawn nd then the board was photo graphed to make a permanent, incon trovertible record. Camp Lewis Boys Entertained Monday Special to the Graphic: Monday evening Machine Gun Co. 9. from Camp Lewis, Wash., stopped here for a few minutes on their way east to take the boat for France. An ap preciative reception was tendered to them by the people of Williston which was highly appreciated by the boys of the company. The Williston Band and the Home Guards as well as a number of the towns people were at the station to meet them. Following is a letter written by the boys after leaving here which goes to show what effect a little kindness of this kind does for the boys who are going to fight oar battles: To the General Public of Willfeton.:: A letter of appreciation from the boys of Co. A.: Who came into your town for a moment and were met by such won derful friendliness and encourage ment. Friendship gives encourage ment, encouragement will build fight ing strength and the boys of Co. A., all being from the Great West have but one desire and that is to be allow ed somewhere on the battle front to prove their worth. And fight and die like men who are truly honored and loved by the many good friends they are leaving behind. Wishing our many friends of short acquaintance the best of luck, we a re Co. A. 347 M. G. Br., A. E. F. Prvt. A. E. Rhodes. GOOD ROADS DAY TODAY" Under the direction of the Willis ton Township Club the graveling of the road that runs north of town being finished today. Through the efforts of the local committee, money, men and teams were secured to com plete this work. This club has de voted a couple of days each summer to the work on this road and when the work is completed this week it will be one of the finest roads leading into Williston.