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"THIS IS WAR STAMP
WEEK—BUY A STAMP" VOL. XXIV, NO. 6. With the American Army on the Aisne Marne Front, July 24.—12:50 p. m.—Along the line north of Cha teau Thierry the Franco-American forces have driven the Germans out of nearly all of the Chatelet forest. The allied advance was made in considerable jumps in that area the Germans continuing their rear guard fighting and depending much upon their machine guns. Further to the west the Americans gained the ascendancy over the Ger mans and drove through and beyond the town of Epieds. American cavalry was used atone point in the operations north of the Chateau Thierry line. To the northward the most in tense resistance was offered along the extended German right flank, hut the reports are that the allies have made gaiiy and that the Ger mans have been unable to halt the movement toward their lines of sup plies. Germans Using 400,000 Men Paris, July 24.—Each day's opera tions bring further proof of the com pleteness with which the genios of General Foch has turned the tables on the Germans. Instead of slowing down to a condition of what has been called stabilization, as the gen eral public from experience expected, the allies continue to push forward in the face of determined and skilful resistance by the Germans. The enemy, according to reports, now has 35 divisions in the battle zone, 400,000 men of which are-in the region north of the Marne. In GERMAN REPORT TELLS OF DEATH OF YOUNG ROOSEVELT —BURIED WITH HONORS Amsterdam* July 21. The death of Quentin Roosevelt is confirmed by a Wolff bureau message from the front, according to a Berlin dispatch received here. The message adds that young Roosevelt was buried with military honors by the Ger mans. The story of the fatal en counter, as told by the Wolff bureau correspondent follows: "On Sunday, July 14, an American squadron of 12 battleplanes was try ing to break through the German defense over the Marne. In the vio lent combat which ensued with sev en German machine one American aviator stubbornly made repeated attacks. This culminated in a duel between him and a German non commissioned officer, who, after a short fight, succeeded in getting a good aim at his brave but unexperi enced opponent, whose machine fell after a few shots near the village of Chambry ten kilometers north of the Marne. His pocket case showed him to be Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt of the avi ation section of the United^ States army. The personal belongings of the fallen airman are being care fully kept with a view to sending them later to his relatives. Scholander Elected As County Agent At the Farm Bureau meeting that was held here Tuesday Mr. Scholandor formerly of Williston was elected to take the place of County Agent Hall who leaves here soon to take up his work at the Agricultural College. Mr. Scholander lived in Williston for five years and was the man who first had charge of the Experimental Station here. He is familiar with the county and county work and is an expert in his line of work. We feel sure that the Farm Bureau has not made any mistake in selecting a man of his caliber. Mr. Scholander was wired •s soon as the meeting was over and •^is by this time on his way to Willis ^•ton from points in Washington to re "Jlieve Mr. Hall. '^i::-At this meeting Tuesday a uniform ^Wage scale for the county during ^harvest season was decided upon. It •.."3s. as follows: $3.50 per day during liarvest for ten hours work. $4.50 per day for twelve hours work and $2.00 per day for teams. Mr. Lloyd Fridman of Grand Forks scent, several days Inst, week visiting the Rawitscher family here. 180,000 MEN LOST BY GERMAINS IN THE LAST EIGHT DAYS FIGHTING Crown Prince Up Against the Real Thing—Allies Still Hammer ing Away and Germans May Retreat to Vesle River —400,000 Huns Being Used in the Battle DEATH the opinion of military observers the violent German resistance is due more to political considerations for it is to the immediate interests of General Ludendorff from a military standpoint to straighten out his line without delay. Allied airmen report conditions back of the German lines as indi cative of a German retreat to the Vesle river. The line of the Ourcq has been virtually rendered unten able by the allies' advance to the neighborhood of Oulchy-le- Chateau and Ouchy-le-Ville, north of the stream. South,of Soissons the French and Americans are known to have reached the western bank of the Ci#e river. Should the allies suc ceed in crossing the Crise in force and in gaining the plateau to the eastward of that stream, German occupation of Soissons would prob ably be short lived. Such an ad vance also would make the line of the Vesle of slight advantage to the Germans and would probably com pel their eventual retirement to the Aisne river. For this reason the al lied efforts to forge eastward of Buzancy may be expected to be re doubled and the German resistance at this point probably will be of the sternest character. Since the fighting began July 15 the Germans are reported to have used between sixty and seventy di visions. Estimated from French headquarters place the German losses in that period at 180,000 in killed, wounded and prisoners. Alec Rawitscher On Firing Line Letter to father and mother ai Williston tell of the terrific noise of the artillery. Making it hot for the Germans. Alec left last year with the company from Minot: France, June 15, 1918. Dear Father and Mother: I am now up to the front and my address is as follows: Headquarters Co. 12th Field Artillery, 2nd Division. Matters are much more interesting up l'ere than they were behind the lines for there is more going on here at all times. The first few nights I was here I could not sleep at all, on account of all the noise but now I pay no atten tion to it at all. The more noise the merrier, for more noise less Germans. I have been up here just a week to day. Certainly am glad I am out of the Infantry for no more rifle to pack around. I now have an automatic. The day I left for the front the General came down and bid me good bye for you know I was supposed to go back to the Brig. Hdqts., as r-igrn&l man, but they needed us up here im mediately, so could not go back to the Brig. Regards to all., with love, Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign nations may She always Aloe Alec Rawitscher, Hdqts., Co. 12th F. A. 2nd Division. Mrs. S. J. Creaser and daughter Jacqualine were the guests of Miss Maude Hart at Ray last week. C. Joseph Buys O'Dell Stock A business transaction took place this week by which Mr. C. Joseph ot this city became owner of the ladies furnishings stock formerly owned by Arthur O'Dell. Mr. Joseph has had several years experience in this line of business and plans to conduct the business in the same high class man ner as formerly. He contemplates leaving shortly for the east to pur chase a full line of the best possible goods on the market so that when the store is stocked it will be second to none in this part of North Dakota or Eastern Montana. Mr. O'Dell will stay with Mr. Joseph to help with the buying and managing of the business. Mr. Joseph will open the store tomorrow and clean up as much of the old stock as possible be fore the new fall goods arrive. Your attention is' called to their announce ment elsewhere in this paper. Asa LeVett left here Wednesday on No. 2 for Minot where she was call ed regarding his enlistment in the National service. On Friday he left Minot for Minneapolis where he will enter training. MMY NILUSIII BOTS11 THE UKES INTERESTING LETTER FROM LEONARD POE TELLS OF LIFE AT TRAINING STATION seems strange not to see any women around but they are not allowed only at the Y. M. C. A. hostess house, by the gate and there visitors may be received. We received our innoculations the other day and my arms are so sore I can't touch them. crazy about getting a chance to ride in one but I may latter on. Everyone is writing letters today and reading the papers as there is no drill. Wet get up at 5 have breakfast about 6 and drill and so on until 11:30 then "chow" as they call it and drill some more till 6:30, then supper and recreation until 9 and taps. Well as it is almost dinner time I must clo3e. %&•: Great Lakes, III. Soldier Boy Married Monday Before leaving Monday one of the draft boys, Andrew Smith, of Alamo, was married and left behind him a war bride. Mr. Smith married Miss Olga Skar also of Alamo. The wed ding took place at the residence of Rev. Monson. At the program at the Armory in the evening the bride was presented with a large bouquet of red, white and blue sweet peas. be right. But Camp Farragut, July 21. Orleans, Mass., July 22.—An en Dear Friend: lam now at Camp Farragut and the eastermost point of Cape Cod have just returned from church or yesterday, sank three barges, set a rather Catholic Mass with Joe Le- dropped four shells on the mainland. Dosquet. I found him and George fourth and their tug on fire and Merrill and Ralph Greengard all here. The action lasted an hour and was It helps some to meet people you unchallenged except for two hydro know especially when you are not planes frcr.j the Chatham aviation looking for them. George is in Camp station, which circled over the U Decanter right across the ravine and boat causing her to submerge for Ralph is in Camp Perry just north of only a moment to reappear and re here while Joe is in this Camp. sume firing. Last night, in fact every night The crew of the tow, numbering there is a show on in the "ravine" 41, ^escaped amid the shell fire in which is a natural theatre in the lifeboats. Several were wounded, trees and seats several thousand. It The barges were in tow of the tug is really a sort of a pit with seats Perth Amhoy. The attack was with around it and when they are filled out warning and only the poor mark with "Jackies" in white uniforms it manship of the German gunners per makes a picture in itself. Once a m:tted the escape of the crews. week there is a vaudeville company' The one-sided fight took place from Chicago, and during the-week three miles south of the Orleans it is all home talent. In a bunch like :oast guard station, which is located this there is real talent too. It midway between Chatham, at Elbow, Scott field (aviation camp) is not P'—nly visible, •'very far from here and the planes the onlookers fly over every once in a while. I'm Yours truly, Leonard Poe. Camp Farragut. Rousing SendofF For Draft Boys Over one hundred Williams county boys left here Monday evening for Camp Custer at Battle Creek, Mich. A splendid program was given at the Armory Monday evening prior to their leaving and a fine talk was given by C. E. Blume Superintendent of the Williston City Schools. By request Prof. Blume gave the same talk that was delivered by him on the Fourth of July at the Fair Grounds entitled The Price Paid For Democracy." His address was very stirring and patriotic from start to finish. Perhaps the largest crowd ever as sembled in the Armory for such an occasion was present there Monday evening. The building was packed tc capacity and many were unable to procure seats. Edwin A. Palmer act ed as chairman at the meeting and a short address and roll call was given by Rev. Monson. The Williston Band furnished the music for the occasion. Kit bags were furnished to all of the'draft boys at the close of the meeting by the Red Cross and escorted by the Williston Band, Home Guards, and a number of the Old Soldiers, the boys marched to the depot where they took the special train which left here about eight thirty. The following boys left here Mon day evening: Dodge Bennett Hessong, Dow. Ole Kvern, Williston. Wm. D. Edgar, Accident, Md. Charles Henry Woodfill, Wheelock. Ole Wilkum, Williston. Anthony Berstock, Manistique, M:ch O. E. S. Waagen, Grand Forks. Hans Eilertsen, Killiher, Minn. Michal Guawan, Williston. George W. Emerson, Williston. John Muller, Chaldron, Neb. Dwight R. Gilbert, Hanks. Carl C. Rambo, Hendrick, Minn. Guy Ottis Shanks, Williston. Selmer Hanson, Milwaukee, Wis. Fred Wm. Johnson, Joliet, 111. Christian Christianson, Columbus. Joseph M. Johnson, Williston. Andrew T. Estby, White Earth. Basil G. McDougal, Temple. N. Gordon Phillips, Williston. Harry B. Rawitscher, Williston. SUB DESTROYS BARGES NEAR CAPE CODE—SENDS SHELLS AT PEOPLE ON BEACH emy submarine attacked a tow off and Hiehland Light at the extreme tip of (he cape. Shell Crowds On Shore The firing was heard for miles and brought thousands to the beach from which the flashes of the guns and the outline of the U-boat were un til Williston Boys Qualify In Navy V. A. Levitt and N. Gordon Phillips who left here last week for exam ination in the aviation department of the navy report that they have suc cessfully passed the examination and have been put on the reserve list to be called at a later date. Both of these men went to Minneapolis to take the examination. Bruce O. Reep, Hanks. Roy Pennington, South Omaha Neb. Napoleon J. Cote, Whiting, Ind. Jay Marshall, Zahl. Quinter Early, Wheelock. Carl H. Hosieth, Penant Sask., Can. Henning K. Myking, McGregor. Donald Blackburn, Hillyard, Wash. Robert Carter, Markesan, Wis. Andrew Smith, Alamo. Henry Harys, Tioga. Ole Fougner, Bonetraill. Magnus A. Nelgon, Garfield, Minn. Frank Baltes, Lismore. Clarence Anderson, Billings, Mont. Henry M. Bakken, Tioga. Adrian H. Ulvin, Zahl. Ernest Breuer, Williston. Henry Schroeder, McGregor. Elmer G. Ellingson, Spokane, Wash. Henry W. Schutte, Ray. Emil Lundquist, Williston. D. H. Minckler. White Fish, Mont. John R. Young, Grenora. Joseph A. Siroshton, Williston Alfred E. Bates, Grenora. Gustaf A. Nordquist, Burnstad. Fred E. Seibert, Williston. Oscar Erickson, Zahl. Herman Swanson, Evansville, Minn. John B. Larson, Cleveland, O. Earl Lacey, Wiliston. Paul Braaten, Tioga. Peder H. Oie, Zahl. Ed. R. Harvey, Hanks. C. A. Netland, Cambridge, Wis. Henry E. Swanke, Granville. George Larson, Bonetraill. Levi M. Leraas, Epping. Earl Heffelfinger, Williston. Ray Greer, Bradford, O. John J. Terpstra, Los Angeles, Cal. Fred Wm. Honch, Trenton. Lewis Gray, Williston. Morgan E. Lippincott, Williston. Elmer W. Lundstrom, Hanks. Stener M. Hayden, Williston. Ole Kleven, Zahl. John A. Marshall, Ray. Geo. A. Hodgdon, St. James, Minn Ralph Greengard. Williston. David L. Dunlap, Norfolk, Va. Harry E. Backstrom, Williston. Lester Hancock, St. Louis, Mo. Geo. J. Wellman, Alamo (Continued on page 8) Graphic our country, right or WILLISTON WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1918. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. SHELLS BMBtSMB (MfDSjm SNORE Possible danger to was not thought of shell whizzed over their heads and splashed in a pond a mile inland. Three other shells buried themselves in the sands of the beach. DEATH OF MRS. AMOR OLSON OF RAY Mrs. Emma Olson wife of Amor Olson of Ray passed away here Fti day, June 19, after a brief illness, Mis* Olson was born in Norway in 1775. Funeral services were held Monday and interment made in the city cemetery. wrong.—Stephen Decatur. At a meeting of the township chair men of the Farm Bureau held Tues day at the Court House many impor tant questions were discussed for the benefit of the farmer in the near fu ture. The bureau took up the question of the supply of feed and hay for the coming winter and from a thorough survey of all the sections of the coun ty it was determined that a large amount of hay will be needed for the coming winter if not before as the hay crop here this year is very poor and far from sufficient to supply the demands. Steps must be taken at once to procure enough hay for the farmers to feed their stock during the winter and it was decided to send men to Minnesota to cut and put up enough hay to supply the needs of those who wanted it. Each township chairman was authorized to call a meeting in his district at once and ascertain the amount that, each farm er will need and report the amount to the Farm Bureau Secretary Mr. Gene Howard not later than next Tuesday so that work can be started at once on getting the hay here. It was sug gested that those farmers who could get away and furnish teams and men do so and ship them to Minnesota where there is plenty of hay to be had at this time at a very reasonable price. The farmers of course must make arrangements for cash pay ments for the hay in order to obtain the low price and not run any expense against the Farm Bureau at this time. The government seems to be very in terested at this time in the condi tions in this section of the country as Fine Progrram FCHP Community Club From a letter received this week from Alex Karr of Jamestown we are able to get some idea of the splendid program that will be furnished the Community Club during the coming year. Mr. Karr writes as follows: While in your city last week thirty six of your business and professional men were enrolled to boost our pro gram in your city. I intend to return there in the near future and secure an equal number of farmers. I am certain that your people will make your Community Club a unique affair in the history of your city and state. I am sure that all those who met with me while there agree with me that such an outcome is both de sirable and necessary. We have just completed arrange ments with the Civic Bureau of Chi cago for our list of concert and enter tainment companies. We believe that we have secured a line of talent that will make a bit hit in the large cities and at the same time go big in the smallest villages. We will have a splendid negro Jubilee Company, a very good male quartet, a ladies novelty quartet and a very fine harp orchestra. Our list is a very expen sive one but we believe that the best is none too good. WILLIAMS COUNTY FARM BUREAU II1IS VERY INTERESTING MEETING The Feed and Labor Question Discussed at Length— Township Chairmen Report Crop Conditions and Their Re ports Give Average Better than Expected Sincerely, Alex Karr. Besides these entertainment com panies there will appear a lecturer at each entertainment to help the people in the building up of the com munity. Elect Williston Man President At the first annual convention of the Young People's League of the North Dakota District of the Nor wegian Lutheran Church held in Grand Forks this week Rev. George S. Natwick of this city was elected president of the organization. A per manent organization was affected and a splendid program was given. The other officers of the organization that were elected are as follows: Rev. O. J. Nesheim, Lisbon, vice president Ella Gummer, Mayville, secretary Harold Pederson, Grand Forks, treasurer Mrs. David Steeve, Grand Forks, musical director and Rev. Mr. Nesheim, assistant musical director. ERNEST ALFRED LUNDSTROM BURIED TUESDAY Ernest Lundstrom, the thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles LundstroiQ of this city who died June 19, was buried Tuesday afternoon at 2 P. M. from the Methodist church, Rev. Hitchcock officiating. Miss Elizabeth Gangon, of tineau, N. D., has accepted a position at thl Lyric of Williston as pianist. "A STAMP A DAY WILL if KEEP THE HUNS AWAY" they had present at this meeting Mr. Fisher from the Agriculture Depart ment at Washington, D. C., and for his benefit the various township chair men gave an outline of the crop prospects and conditions in their re spective sections. It seems that it is the intention of the government to be of as much aid to the farmers here as possible and steps will probably be taken to help them further in the future but to what extent Mr. Fisher was unable to state at this time. The county crop prospect as a whole is not as discouraging as was first thought. From the survey it is estimated that the wheat average will run better than five bushels to the acre. When taking into considera tion the fact that some sections of the county will not have any wheat crop at all this average is very good. The rye crop has turned out better than expected and in some sections it is reported that twenty bushels to the acre will be harvested. The oats crop is poor in general as well as the hay crop. Below is the reports given by the township chairmen. This report does not cover the entire county as some of the districts were not repre sented at this meeting and no report could be obtained. Bull Butte—Fair crop. Wheat will run 8 to 10 bushels to acre. No hay. Judson Twp—No hay, Fair crops. Mott—Some hay. Fair crops. Twp. 153-103—Some good crops in' spots. Very little hay. Good Luck and Barr Butte—No hay. Good crops. Plenty of straw to (Cointinued on page 8) E LINER TEN TORPEDOES USED TO SINK THE GREAT SHIP—ELEVEN OF CREW KILLED London, July 24.—The White Star liner Justicia, says a Belfast dispatch today, was sunk off the Irish coast on Saturday morning, last. The Justicia carried a crew of between 600 and 700. Eleven mem bers of the crew are dead. London, July 24.—The news of the sinking of the Justicia was an nounced by The Belfast Evening Tel egraph:. The liner was torpedoed, the newspaper states. One of the crew of the Justicia is quoted by the newspaper as asserting that ten torpedoes ftere discharged at the Justicia. Four of the approaching missiles, he added were exploded by TIT fire from the ship. Ti 2 Justicia in size and tonnage,, i.cai ty approached the dimensions of the Vaterland, now in the service of the American government and being' used for a carrier of American troops to Europe. She was designed as a modern passenger liner for the trade between New York and Roterdam. An Irish Port, July 24.—Four hun dred of the crew of the torpedoed1 liner Justicia have been landed here«. They report that the liner was sunk: after a 24-hour fight with sub marines. Reunion To Be Given By Local Odd Fellows Next Wednesday evening the local order of the Odd Fellows will hold a reunion in honor of all those mem bers of the lodge who have been in the order for twentyfive years or over. A fine program is being arranged' by the committee and a light lunch-, will be served. All Odd Fellows as well as their wives and all Rebeccaa- are urged to attend. There are only four of the members of the local, lodge that have been members for over twentyfive years but there are quite a number in the lodge here that have been transferred here that have, belonged that length. Among the members that have Be^ longed to the local lodge that length of time and those who' joined here are the following: George Knicherbocker, Ed Jack, G. B. Metzger, J. C. Field. George Knickerbocker, Ed Jack, living charter member of the loca' lodge and has been an active member ever since the order was started here April 22, 1885. Subscribe for the Graphic.