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Today $1.50 per year in advance VOL. XXIV, NO. 19. GIMISIIUS PARCELS FOR D. S. SOLDEHtS EVERY. SOLDIER SHOULD RE CEIVE XMAS ROX—RULES AS TO SIZE AND WEIGHT GIVEN The War Department is desirous that each man serving, in the Amer ican Expeditionary Forces in Europe shall receive a remembrance from home at Christmas .time, and advises that because of transportation and distribution difficulties but one par cel of standard size and weight c%p be sent to each. To this end arrange ments have been made* with the War Department whereby Christmas par cels may be mailed to members of the American Expeditionary Forces, in EUrope under the following condi tions: 1. Each soldier or other member of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe will be allowed to receive one Christmas parcel for which pur pose he will be furnished, through army channels, a "Christmas Parcel Label" bearing the correct name and address of the soldier or member and also the name of the person degig 'nated to mall the parcel. The labels will be prepared to serve as address labels for the parcels. The label fur nished -each soldier or other member of the American Expeditionary Forces Tjrill be sen* *y him to the person who is to mail «,ne Christmas parcel. No Christmas parcel for members of the Expeditionary Forces in Europe will be accepted for transmission without such label. 2. All Christmas paiiels must oe of standard size, 3 inches by 4 inch es by 9 inches, and shall not exceed 3 pounds in weight, for which pur pose cartons of the size prescribed will be distributed through the local Red Cross Chapters throughout the country. No person will be furnished a carton except upon presentation of a "Christmas Parcel Label" received from abroad. 3. The parcels must contain no prohibited or unmailable articles. Perishable food products are not p«r mitted. 4. After the cartons have "been filled by the persons who receive them, they shall be returned to a Red Cross receiving station where in spectors appointed by the Red Cross will carefully examine each parcel and supervise its wrapping and the affixing of the "Christmas Parcel Label" and the necessary postage stamps, the latter to be furnished by the sender of the parcel. When the parcels have thus been packed and wrapped and otherwise prepared for transmission, the Red Cross will affix to each parcel a certificate in the form of a seal showing that the par cel has been inspected and eontains no prohibited or unmailable matter. Such certificates will be accepted by the Postal Service and Army authori ties as evidence that the parcels conform to the conditions prescribed and obviate the necessity of subse quent examination. The parcels must be left at the Red Cross receiving stations which will deposit them in' the mails for dispatch. 5. Christmas parcels must bear the name and address Of the sender and will be addressed substantially as follows: "Christmas Box Department, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, For ,' Organization American Expeditionary Forces" Parcels so addressed will be charge able with postage at the fourth class or parcelpost zone rale applicable be tween the office where mailed and Hoboken, New Jersey, to be prepaid by stamps affixed. 6. Parcels may bear inscriptions such as "Please do not open until Chris tmas," "Merry Christmas," "Happy New Year," "With Best Wishes" and the like. 7. In order to assure the arrival of Christmas parcels abroad and the delivery to the addressees by Christ mas all such parcels must be mailed on or before November 20, 1918. The foregoing does not in any way change the instructions heretofore issued regarding the acceptance pf parcels up to7 pounds in weight for members of the American Expedi tionary Forces in Europe which con tain articles sent in response to the written request of a member approv ed by his regimental commander or other officer authorized to approve such requests. Contractor Moves To Illinois Contractor W. W. Horton who has been located here in Williston for the past year or so is making prepara tions to move to Illinois where he has a farm about thirty-five miles north west of Chicago. Mr, Horton expects to spend most of his time looking after the farm. State Historical Society XX Our Country! In Her intercoura* with foreign Dr. F. W. MacManus Leaves Here Today r, Dr. F. W. MacManus of this dty having been appointed a Captain in the Medical Corps of the U. S. Army leaves Williston today for Fort Ogle thorpe, Georgia, where he will remain a short while before taking his post at Camp Greenleaf near Savanah, Georgia. 4r. MacManus has been with us here in Williston for a num ber of years and his services will be missed by the people here. His many friends wish him God Speed on his journey of mercy. Helpers Wanted To Nurse The Sick Men or Women As the present epidemic contin ues the local Red Cross is finding the steady work and longer hours of service is bound to impair the health of those now assisting. Con sequently we find it necessary to call for more workers. The pres ent nurses are finding the hours of actual work too long. By the help of more women and men these "shifts" can be shorter. If you can spare a few hours each day, call No. 161 and the Red Cross will furnish" you with full infor mation. Please call today. We need your help. LOCAL CHAPTER RED CROSS WRIGLEY GIVES TIN-FOIL TO THE GOVERNMENT To help meet the needs of the Gov ernment, Wrigley's will discontinue the use of tin-foil as a wrapping for "Juicy Fruit" chewing gum, in order to releasp this valuable material to Uncle St^rn. Hundreds of thousands of pounds per week of tin-foil will thus be made available to the Government, it is said. "Juicy Fruit" will hereafter appear in the hermetically sealed pink wrapper same as "Spearmint." "Doublemint" will also be wrapped in waxed pink paper, instead of green. Shoots Neighbor Then Kills Self John Engelhart of Ross shot and killed a neighbor, Henry Wiltse, on Wednesday night of last week and then shot himself. Wiltse was a mar ried man and leaves a wife and two children. Engelhart was a single man. From reports it seems that Engelhart had it in for Wiltse and two other neighbors. After the shoot ing he went to the school house and wrote on the blackboard stating that he tried to get the other two but fail ed. He then shot himself. The killing was premeditated as he had made arrangements with his bank about all his papers and property, it is claimed. Former Graphic Printer Dies Mr. A. W. Canterbury assistant editor of the Fairview News died at his home in Fairview on October 15 from an attack of influenr.i. Mr. Can terbury was employed with the Gra phic here as foreman before leaving for Fairview last suijimer. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. The Graphic force and his former Williston friends extend their sympathies to the grief stricken wife and children. Ernest Botton Home From Camp Ernest. Botton son of S. N. Botton of this city is spending a ten day furlough here. Ernest has been sta tioned at the Great Lakes Training Station north of Chicago where he has been connected with the Naval Radio thorps. HI expects to be transferred from there' when he goes back into active service elsewhere. WEATHER REPORT U. S. Department of Agriculture Local Office, Weather Bureau Charles F. Marvin, Chief Report, of the weather condition at Williston, N. Dak., for the .week end ing October 23, 1918: Highest temperature, 72, 21st. Lowest temperature 28, 22nd. Average temperature 45 Normal temperature 40 Precipitation .03 of an inch. Normal precp'n., ..14 of an inch. Highest temperature, 83, 17, 1914. Lowest temperature, 16, 18, 1917. Greatest weekly precp'n., .41 of an inch in 1917. JOHN CRAIG, Observer. lOCtl RED CROSS. DH6 FINE WORK EPIDEMIC IS CHECKED IN CITY —HELP NEEDED—SUPPLIES SENT TO AIL IN NEED The local chapter of the American Red Cross has during the past two weeks done wonderful work in the check of the Flu epidemic which has spread over this country. The emer gency hospital which has been in op eration for the past ten days at the Odd Fellows Hall is running in fine shape and is taking care of about forty patients at present. Help is needed at the hospital and at seyeral private homes in the city and sur rounding country and anyone either man or woman who is able to aid ir. this work should report at once i'a the hospital headquarters in the Graven & Converse office in the rucg ger building (Phone 161). Men are needed especially for night duty at the Hospital. Mr. G. B. Metzger chairman of the local chapter wired the first of the week to Minneapolis for nurses and the matter was referred to the State Board of Health of North Dakota and a reply was received that it was al most impossible to supply any nurses at this time and that the work would have to be carried on by the local peo ple as much as possible. Williston Tannery' Now Operating The Williston Tannery located on East Broadway just across the Little Jftuddy Bridge is now operating at full swing. Mr. L. Sowitch and F. Woodnick proprietors are ready and have equipment at the plant to man ufacture and tan hides for robes and leathers for all commercial purposes. They expect to do a retail and a wholesale business at the plant.' Farmers who have exceptionally good hides that they would like, to. keep for their own use or have made into robes can have this done here at the tannery. Ah artesian well has been drilled at the tannery and a good flow of water was struck which sup plies their engines and various ma- 2MGl*ANO WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1918. Much credit is due to those in thanks from the entire community in the excellent manner in which things have been run. food are handled through this'branch, both for the hospital and those families who are in need around town and vicinity. The supply station is bad ly in need of alcohol and anyone who has any on hand or is in a position to obtain tjie same is asked to supply same. Buttermilk, chicken broth, eggs and deserts may Ibe sent to the supply station at any time and anyone in need of same for the sick can ob tain same by calling there or notify ing them and it will be delivered. Donations of money is 'gladly accept ed here also. Aprons and caps are supplied to all those who are doing work and it should be impressed upon those wVo receive these supplies that they are the property of the Red Cross and are to be returned after use. luum ticun la The resolution further calls for the charge of the Hospital and the com-j prosecution of the war with the ut mittee, Mr. Rieger, Dr. Trainor, Miss most vigor and the occupation and Mjelde and associated nurses are due control by the allies of such German territory *as can be obtained by our military forces until peace negotia tions have been concluded. It would declare it unlawful for any official of the American government to an- Miss Baldwin, Mr. Converse dnd G. B. Metzger are in charge of the head quarters office an dthose who can give swer in any way any note, message .« fhA' (lavman assistance should report to them. SISWIIICC &I1UUIU icpun. w»v«i». Mrs. Hedderich has charge of the government or the German people or supply station at Hagen & Everson's from any official representing or pur Hardware store and all supplies- and porting to represent them on the sub- I I —r. from an attack of the influenza. Fred chines used in the tanning and clean- js stationed there with the field ar ing of hides. rPANCE may Shi always he right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. Change Clocks Sunday Morning Sunday morning at 2 A. M. is the time set by the Government to set the clocks back one hour to the old time. Jewelers and clock experts of,, the country warn the people not to turn the hands of the clock back one hour as it is apt to put the clcck out of commission but to turn them ahead eleven hours. Watches may be turn ed back without any trouble to Jthe mechanism. Another good plan and one that is sure not to cause any trouble to the clocks is to stop them entirely and start them again when the hour indicated approaches. CONGRESS MAY ORDER HUN PARLEY STOPPED Washington, Oct. 21.—Seriator Poin dexter of Washington, Republican introduced a joirft resolution today proposing that congress forbid fur ther negotiations by tho United Stat es with Germany looking to the grant ing of an aristice or peace until the German military forces have sur rendered unconditionally. It was re ferred to the foreign relations com mittee. or representation from the' German ject of peace or an armistice until the German armed forces shall have sur rendered. .1 .i* N M«MI AA iinri I rht TEACHERS EXAMINATIONS The next regular teachers' exam ination will be given November 15-15, 1918, at the Court House in Willis ton. The program is as follows: FOR FOURTH GRADE CERTI FICATES (Second Elementary) THURSDAY FORENOON Reading Rules 8:30 to 8:40 Preliminary 8:40 to 9:00 Arithmetic 9:00 to 10:30 Civics 10:30 to 12:00 THURSDAY AFTERNOON U. S. History ..1:30 to 2:30 Georgraphy 2:30 to 3:30 Grammar 3:30 to 5:00 FRIDAY FORENOON Spelling 8:30 to 9:00 Pedaeoev 9:00 to 10:30 Reading 10:30 to 12:00. FRIDAY AFTERNOON Physiology and Hygiene..l:30 to 3:00 Agriculture 3:00 to 4:30 FOR THIRD GRADE CERTIFI CATE (First Elementary) THURSDAY FORENOON Reading Rules 8:30 to 8:40 Preliminary 8:40 to 9:00 American Literature 9:00 to 10:30 Botany 10:30 to 12:00 THURSDAY AFTERNOON Elementary Algebra 1:30 to 3:30 Plane Geometry 3:30 to 5:00 FRIDAY FORENOON Physics 8:30- to 10:30 Psychology 10:30 to 12:00 FRIDAY AFTERNOON Manual Training ..•» 1:30 to 3:00 Domestic Science 3:00 to 4:30 Examinations will begin each day promptly at 8:30 A. M. Anna M. Peterson, tillery. KAISER'S TT-ROATS SINGING SWAN SONG Even though the submarine has long ?„esy.rsth7~ Co. Supt. of Schools Word was received this morning from Fred Seibert who is stationeo at Camp McCullan, Alabama, to thf effect that he was rapidly recovering 5HJ5JELS of the Belgium and British troops in the Northi under King All.^t and General Plumer have capturjd the submarine m.e uuns brugfjre and driven 'the Germans from the Be gi operate from a base at Wilhelmshaven. Germany, JSf™ miles to the sub cruise before reaching the dos.red »ne,—as.de from running through the British grand fl :et the now General Order 1. No public eat ing-place shall serve or permit to be served any bread or other bakery product which does not contain at least 20 per cent of wheat flour sub stitutes, nor shall it serve or permit to be served more than 2 ounces of this bread, known as Victory read, or if no Victory Bread is served, more than four ounces of other breads (such as corn bread,/muffins, Boston brown bread,.. etc.) Sandwiches or bread served at boarding camps and rye bread containing 50 per cent or more of pure rye flour, are excepted. General Order 2. No public eat ing-place shall "Serve or permit to be served bread or toast as a garniture or under meat. General Order 3. No public eat ing-place shall allow any bread to be brought to the table until after the first course is served. General Order 4. No public eat ing-place shall serve or permit to be served to one patron at any one mesl more than one kind of meat. For the purpose of this rule meat sha'l be considered as including beef, mutton, pork, poultry, and any by-products thereof. General Order 5. No public eat ing-place shall serve or permit to be served any bacon as a garniture. General Order 6. No public eat ing-place shall serve or permit to be served to any one person at any one mean more than one-half ounce of butter. General Order 7. No public eat ing-place shall serve or permit to be served to any one person at any one 'meal more than one-half ounce of Cheddar, commonly called American cheese. General Order 8. No public-eat ing-place shall use or permit the us^ of thtf" sugar bowl on the table or lunch counter. Nor shall any public eating-place serve sugar or permit it to be Served unless the guests so re quests and in no event shall the amount served to any one person at any one meal exceed one teaspoonful or its equivalent. General Order 9. No public eat ing-place shall use or permit-the use of an amount of sugar in excess of two pounds for every ninety meals served, including all uses of sugar on the table and in the cooking, except ing such "sugar as may be alloted by the Federal Food Administrators to hotels holding a bakery license. No sugar alloted .for this special baking purpose shall be used for any other purpose. General Order 10. No public eat ing-place shall burn any food or per mit any food to be burned and all waste shall fce saved to feed animals RETREATING GERMANS ARE TAKING LOADS OF LOOT FROM CIVILIANS BARREN WASTE FsROM TOURNAI TO VALENCIENNES HUNS RETREAT DURING NIGHT-AMERICANS DRIVE TOWARD METZ EXPECTED SOON FAILURE TO SETTLE LOAN PAYMENTS HELD BREACH OF CONTRACT A considerable number of subr scribers othe Fourth Liberty Loan in Williston have failed to make the required initial pay ment of 10 per cent. These sub scriptions are binding contracts. It is the duty of every sub scriber, who has not already done so, to make this initial payment at once. Failure to do so will be treated as a breach of contract with the govern ment. U..S. Treasury Department. ORDERS FOR PUBLIC EATING PLACES For the purpose of the following general orders, public eating-places shall be defined to include all hotels, restaurants, boarding houses, clubs, dining cars and steamships, and ail places where cooked food is sold to be consumed on the premises. The following general orders have been issued by the United States Food Administrator governing the opera tions of all such public eating-places,^ these orders to be effective October, 21, l6l8. It has not been deemed ad visable or necessary at the present time actually to license the operation of such public eating places, but, in cases where the patriotic co»operation of such public eating-places can not be secured by other means, the Uni ted States Food Administration will not hestitate to secure compliance with its orders through its control of ,.the distribution jf sugar, flphr and other food supplies. A failure to conform to any of the following orders will be regarded as a wasteful practice forbidden by sec tion four of the food control act of August 10,-1917. This issue 8 pages Latest War News $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE With the Allied Armies' in France and Belgium, Oct. 23. British troops were fighting their way into the center of Valenciennes early to day. They were facing a strong en emy machine gun fire from the east bank of the Scheldt canal which flows through the city. North of Valenciennes the British have forced their way almost thru the Raisnes forest. Along the entire front between Valenciennes and Tour nai rains have made the progress slow. 1 The Germans on this front have been following the tactics of retreat ing during the night. The British have not been able to establish con tact with the enemy rear guards un til noon of the next day. There appear to be good indica tions that the line on which the Germans now are resting tempor arily in this region will not be de fended for any great length of time. The entire country between Val enciennes and Tournal is as barren as a desert so far as the French in habitants are concerned. Liberated civilians say that the retreating Ger mans carry so much loot that they stagger under the loads. Apparent ly the alleged instructions given the German troops to take the most strict care as regards the property of civilians are not observed at the front. French Reach Serre London, Oct. 23. Northeast of Laon, French troops have reached the line of .the Serre river, having made an advance of two or three miles on an eight-mile front. British Make Advance British Headquarters In France, Oct. 23.—(Reuters.) The British troop^ 'in their new attack today north of Le Cateau are reported to have captured the town of Romeries, one and one-half miles northeast of Solesmes. A good many prisoners, mainly in small groups, are being brought in. The Germans are fighting doggedly. Advance- Slows Down Standing behind the Schledt river the Germans seem for the moment at least to have stabilized their line and the swift advance of the Bel gians, British and French has been slowed down. British troops, how ever, have succeeded in crossing the river east of Pecq, north of Valen ciennes. That city, too, has been entered by the British but it seems that part of tKfe place is still held by the enemy. Further south the British, Ameri cans and French are fighting hard in their attempts to break the Hund ing line. This defensive position, while not as formidable as the Hin denburg system, is sufficiently strong to delay the allies' advance material ly.'' At the last reports the British and Americans were advancing slowly east of the Selle river. The same situation obtains further down Che line, around what remains of Laon salient. the The eyes of the allied world now directed at the Lorraine Woevre sectors in expectation of an American onslaught toward Metz. are and There have been raiding opera tions there and further west during the past few days and raids are us ually the precursors of an attack. It has been established that Metz is the hinge upon which the whole German line is retiring and a blow at that fortress might, if successful, throw in confusion the whole retro grade movement which is going on from the Meuse to the North sea. Mrs. Joe Greengard returned Sat urday last from Great Lakes Train ing Station where she has been for some time with her son Ralph who has been sick with pneumonia. Mrs. Greengard reports that Ralph is get ting along nicely and will soon be out again. ,or reduced to obtain fats. General Order 11. No public eat ing-place shall display or permit to be displayed food on its premises in any such manner as may cause its deterioration. s/ that it can not be used for human consumption. General Order 12. No public eat ing-place shall serve or permit to be served what is known as double cream or cream De Luze and in any event, no cdeam containing over 20 per cent of butter fat shall be served,, E. F. Ladd, Federal Food Administrator.