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Joka A. Corbett, Editor aad Publisher
PablliM every Thursday at Wllllaton, N. D.. and antar
mt at the Wllllaton Poatofflca aa aaeond elaaa mall matter.
There are some things money won't buy. We can't
buy victory with money.
Last winter and this spring our friends in Europe,
the Allied nations, had to have wheat. They had plen
ty of money to buy the wheat and wealthy America
would have been glad to have furnished more, but
money could not buy wheat that was not on the mar
kets. The wheat we sent Europe this year was price
less. It did not come from the markets but from the
sacrifice and devotion of the American people.
Now we must send sugar in the same way. Sugar
that does not exist cannot be bought at any price. To
win this war we must have sugar for our Allies and
for our soldiers in Prance. We must get this sugar
the same way we got our wheat, by the havings made
by the American people. That is why the United
States Food Administration is now limiting the use
of sugar.
Manila has voted a monument and memorial tablet
to Thomas Claudio, the first native to die with the
American forces in France. This recognition of his
death as an American soldier is an evidence of the
depth of feeling in the Philippines and the islanders'
unswerving faithfulness to the pledge of support to
the government that they made when the United States
entered the struggle.
The Filipinos early announced their loyalty to the
United States. They were prompted to this not only
by a sense of gratitude to this country but by an in
herent fear and abhorrence of Germany.. They had
seen the Germans exercise their boasted superiority
in dominating and oppressing the natives of German
colonies of the east. They knew of German barbarities
in South Africa and there was not a leader in all the
archipelago Who had not heard of the kaiser's orders
to his troops sent on the punitive expedition to China,
"Use your weapons so that for a thousand years no
Chinese will dare to look upon a German askance."
They contrasted this treatment with the consideration
that they had received from the United States. When
the news was received in Manila of America's entry
into the war 50,000 persons answered the call spon
taneously and marched to the residence of the gover
nor general and cheered the representativs of American
Manul L. Querzon, first president of the Philippine
senate, came to Washington to tender a division of
Filipino troops for war service. "Every province,
every district, every municipality," he said, "recorded
its desire to aid in all possible ways the preparations
to take a real part in the war." Among the first to
offer their service were members of the Filipino Vet
erans association, men who had served under the Fil
ipino flag and had fought in the revolts against the
United States government. The whole national guard
of the island, numbering about 25,000 men, volunteer
ed for federal service, and many of the tribesmen who
had served in the scout or constabulary organizations
clamored for a chance to take an active part in the
war. There was no official public statement of how
large a force was taken from the Philippines, but the
the city
an opportunity to prove the sincerity
Manila shows that the islands had
Not the Filipinos alone have shown their loyalty to
this government. Porto Rico has provided almost
000 men and many officers, besides subscribing liberal
ly to the Red Cross and $3,000,000 to the Liberty Loan
bonds. Hawaii was called upon to supply 2,403 men
for the army of guards and responded at once with
5,000 volunteers. The islanders' allotment for the Lib
erty loans was $3,000,000. They subscribed $8,500,000.
In addition to these contributions, all the islands ow
ing allegiance to the United States have given men to
the navy, in which they are making admirable records.
It is a magnificient testimonial to the system of
government which the United States has exercised in
her dependencies that there has not been in any of
them a single discordant note during the war. Instead
there has been the highest sense of support and loyalty.
This is the more gratifying because we were solemnly
warned, by no commentators more solemnly than by
those of German extraction, that we could never learn
to govern colonies, and that our ambition to win the
hearts and cultivate the minds of our wards, instead
of merely exploiting their lands and labor, was destined
to costly and humiliating disappointment.—New York
It is a maxim as old as warfare that enemies should
always remember that they will, by and by, be friends,
and therefore commit no act that will make a future
friendship difficult or insincere. The Germans have
deliberately disregarded the maximum, and they must
take the consequences, for, however the war may end,
the conduct of it by Germany has built up the most in
tense abhorrence.
Do we hate the German? No hate is not the
word. We do not hate the wild beast that lies in am
bush to spring upon us and suck our blood. We do not
hate the sneak thief or the midnight assassin. We
look upon them without anger, but as something that
drivn out
must be destroyed, and we do not make friends with
them even when they profess to reform and give up
their evil practices.
We shall not be friends With the Germans. All
such intimacies as exchange professorships, honorary
degrees for their eminent scholars, naval visits be
tween their country and ours—all the official courtesies
and hospitality that in other days have been inter
changed between Americans and Germans—are things
of the past. Perhaps the Germans will reconcile them
selves to the situation as contentedly as we. But
tur does not disdain world wide trade in articles pro
duced by German industry. The movement to thwart
the Germans in any conquest of foreign markets has
made great progress and increases in momentum every
day. Through their national organizations English
and French sailors have pledged themselves to serve
on any ship engaged in trade to Germany or from it.
They first set a time that the boycott should last,
and now they add a month for every new act of mari
time brutality, such as sinking a hospital ship. Com
mercial bodies in all the countries of the Allies are
making agreements not to sell for export to Germany
and not to buy German goods, even after peace is re
stored. Governments are considering by what laws
they can eucourage trade to their Allies and block
trade with Germany. Private citizens everywhere are
deciding for themselves that hereafter they will neither
buy nor use articles made in Germany.
All such measures can be carried into effect if the
Allies win. What if they should lose? Even the most
overwhelming would not enable our conquerors to con
trol either the sentiments of individuals or their choice
of those with whom they will trade therefore, the
ability to boycott all. hings German would remain. In
deed, such a vicory would intensify the feelings thai
led to the boycott.—The Youth's Companion.
G—R—A—P—H—I -C
In a naval sense, the usual tanks or landships,
whether they be British, French or German, have here
tofore been of the battleship type—that is to say, they
have been slow moving, heavily armored and power
fully armed craft, meant rather to stand up and fight
to a finish than to dash in and out of a combat and to
depend on quickness of movement as the main weapon.
But in breaking up and pursuing bands of infantry
men in the open there has been a distinct call foi a
destroyer type of tank—one that could travel at a com
paratively high rate of speed and that
higher order of mobility in general.
To the British, the originators of the tank idea, has
remained the further honor of developing a tank of
the fast destroyer type. This type, known as the whippet
has already made its appearance on the
recent open fighting, and its debut has been crowned
with success. The whippet has caterpillar treads of
the usual design, arranged on either side of a sort of
fiatcar body. On the platform of the flatcar is mount
ed a single turret which houses the crew and the sev
eral machine guns with which the whippet is armed.
The flatcar body measures 18 feet in length, while the
the turret is six feet in height. The engine is placed
at the rear of the gun turret in a separate armored
It appears that the whipDet tank can readily make
12 miles an hour, and a fully equipped Teuton infantry
man can hardly hope to maintain that speed for a pro
longed period.—Scientific American.
A children's recreation drive is on to continue dur
ing July and August, under the auspices of the Chil
dren's Bureau, Department of Labor, and the Woman's
Committee of the Council of National Defense. It will
culminate in "patriotic play week," September 1-7, in
which the work of 11,000,000 women in organizing
recreation in 10,000 communities will come to an end.
"To be strong for victory the Nation must let her
children play," said Charles Frederick Weller, asso
ciate secretary of the Playgrounds and Recreation As
sociation of America. No time nor money can be
spared from war-winning activities, but the winning
of the war depends on man power, and man power
can not be sustained in any nation without health and
wholesomeness in the children.
Far worse than exhausting America's financial cap
ital would be the exhaustion of child life, which is
man-power capital.
"England and France began as the United States
has been tempted to begin—by letting the children
pay too heavily for the war in child labor, increased
delinquency, overtaxed nerves, weakened bodies, and
premature deaths, but England and France turned to
lift war burdens from the children by giving them a
chance to play. There is urgent need to give our boys
and girls an American square deal—their safety valve
come when the world
And the world
will not
ready for
be ready for peace until
German military autocracy is crushed to death, and
the world can make a lasting peace with a self-governed
German people.
Many times we have heard that the present offensive
is the Germans' last desperate effort, and if it fails
they will be ready for peace. Possibly this is so. The
Germans have been ready for peace ever since they be
,gan the war, and are ready for peace to-day—on Gr
man terms.
Anyone who believes that the war will end when the
German offensive is stopped is going to be disappoint
ed. The Germans would be glad to have the Allies be
lieve they are near exhaustion. They have spread this
talk many times before to find that it pays unusually
Nothing would suit the Germans better than to
have us believe our work is done after the present
man drive is stopped. The Germans themselves
no such belief. If the present drive fails, the Kaiser,
Hindenburg, and Ludendorff will be busy shaping
man public opinion and getting ready for the next one.
Peace will come not by stopping a German drive,
but by the Germans failing to stop an allied drive.
less we talk about getting peace by stopping the Ger
mans fifty miles from Paris the better prepared
shall be for the big job ahead after they are
There will be no peace until the Germans have
France and Belgium and back
Rhine, and kept there.
Peace will come when the world is ready for
And the world will not be ready for it until the Ger
man military autocracy is crushed to death, and a
lasting peace can be made with a self-governed Ger
man people.
The Clemeneeau
Case, is a story
that is well known
to everyone, and
its adaption to the
screen ha.s
welcomed by the public,
best treats of the
this picture, on
On Monday
as one of the
season. Theda
Bara plays the leading
role, and her
admirers will welcome
her back in
Saturday of this
and Tuesday of next
have the eternal
Pauline Frederick
turi/.ation of
great novel
Those who have
tively without
new form, when
appears in a pic-
David Graham Phillips'
"The Hungary Heart."
read the story will
not want to miss
the picture, as it
has a story with a
What "Life" says about Revelation
Tiie play
able in the fact
that it comes nearer
to being a play
performed consecu­
the usual exasperating
"movie" tricks
on the screen
than anything shown
for a long time. There
is a miraculous
appearing in
episode—The Virgin
a rose bush—where
photographic trickery is used legiti-
mately. Nazimova impersonates the
story's heroine, and although her
voice is not heard, she has never ap
peared to greater artistic advantage.
The character of the artist's gamine
model, changed by a credible exper
ience in religion to a woman of char
acter, given full range of her versa
tility and to her command of physical
expression. It may not be possible
to see "Revelation" now, but it is
worth noting that there has been one
"movie" which approached being a
real drama. This wonderful picture
will appear at the Lyric on Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday of next
week. We would advise everyone
looking for the best in en­
tertainment to
Alice Brady, whose earlier Select
Pictures, "Her Silent Sacrifice,"
"Woman and Wife" and "The Knife"
have won her such enthusiastic ap
probation, will be seen here at the
Orpheum theatre on Friday and Sat
urday in her latest Select Star Series
production, "At the Mercy of Men."
In the role of Vera Souroff, Miss
Brady portrays a luckless heroine who
is wronged by one of three officers
of the Imperial Guard in a Petrograd
hotel. In the dark, she cannot iden
tify the guilty man.
Vera has an influential friend in
the Countess Zaptine, who takes
girl's case to the attention of the
Czar himself, and forthwith
the offi
cers are arrested.
out the chief
orders Count
His'sister's scorn
of the
Vera cannot pick
offender so the Czar
Nicho, the eldest of the
trio, to marry her in
the Court chapel.
leads Vera to re­
turn to the Souroff home, where her
reappearance serves to aggravate her
former fiance, Boris Litofsky, to wild
revolutionary activity. He forms an
"army of the people," headed by
Vera's father, a retired Major, and
marches on to the jail where the of
ficers are incarcerated.
How Vera attempts to rescue them
and finally carries off Count Nicho
in a wounded and unconscious con
dition, how the test of fire awakens
his love for her and brings his con
fession that he is the man involved
—all staged in these chaotic days in
Petrograd with utmost fidelity to
actual conditions, make a vehicle in
which Miss Brady's dramatic gifts
are given full expression and the re
sulting photoplay thrills and grips
the spectator.
On Wednesday and Thursday of
next week Wm. S. Hart will be seen
in "The Hell Hound of Alaska." This
is a thrilling tale of the early days
in Alaska and is one of Hart's best
Eyes Are Neglected.
Carelessness in regard to the eyes
has obviously been the cause of many
woes. As soon ns we become alive to
them we shall perceive the importance
of systematically checking these evils
and giving relief to a majority of peo
ple from unnecessary suffering.—Ex-
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Wall Street B*forethe fine of 1635
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Now open under new management
Dining Room in Connection
European Plan
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States government bond, while the
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vested in government bonds.
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from worries for the future.
4 The saving habit should be cultivated
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The Williston State Bank
A Bunch of Real Bargains
Call and see them
Broadway, Williston, N. D.
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W is to N or a a
Deposits guaranteed by the Bank Depositors Guarantee Fund
the State of North Dakota.
Motor Co.
Page Threa
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There has never been anything
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Lavoptik eye wash. One man's eyes
were so badly strained he could not
read without pain. TWO applica*
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lady had tried three different glasses
for weak, inflamed eyes. ONE Lavop
tik wash surprised her. We guar
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CASE weak, strained or inflamed
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Rheumatism Arrested
If you suffer with lame muscle* or
stiffened joints look out for impuri
ties in the blood, because each at
tack gets more acute and stubborn.'
To arrest rheumatism you must
improve your general health and
purify your blood the cod liver oil
in Scott's Emulsion is Nature's
great blood-maker while it also
strengthens the organs to expel the
impuritiea. Scott's ia helping thooa
auda who could not find other relief.

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