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VOL. XXIV, NO. 25
UiTED WMt DRIVE STKl (HI II COUNTY TheUnited War Work Drive for funds in the county is still short of $3,000 of being "over the top" with the $12,000 quota alloted to Will iams County. The cause for the det fiicit is no'doubt due to the Epidemic of Influenza over the entire county, which has prevented the committees from securing their several allot ments. However prospects look fav orable for an "over the top" report when reports are in from all the oth er towns and precincts or the county. Ray has reported out in fine shape, exceeding her allotment, of $1000 by $241, making a total subscribed from Ray of $1241.00. Of this amount $725 has been paid to the treasurer. The committes in charge deserve cre dit for the excellent manner in which they conducted the camfaign. There was an error in last weeks report as to the amount sent in from Round Prairie precinct. The amount should have been $92.25 instead of the $90.25 as reported. The- total amount colected to date and turned over to the County Treas urer, Mr. Metzger, is $8,758.25, leav ing a balance of $3,241.25 to be col lected before the campaign closes. Early reports from the towns and precincts in the county who have not as yet reported to headquarters will be appreciated. Asit is desired to close up the drive as soon as possible. H. K. Biown, Sec'v. G. HI. THOMAS BPtllS G. M. TJionias, well known in the city and the community, opened his up-to-date Undertaking Parlors this week. He has rented the building formally occupied by the Salvation Army on West Broadway and has put the place in first class shape. Mr. Thomas is perhaps one of the oldest and best experienced licensed undertakers in the state of North Dakota. GIFFORD UFIFLD DIES AT TERRY MONT. Giflord Merrifield, well known in this city, having at one tirtJe an in terest in the Williston Laundiy, died at his home in Terry Montana the first of the week from pneumonia. Mr. Merrifield moved from here some two or three years ago. The body wil probably be sent to Fargo for in terment. New York,'Dec. 4.—Woodrow Wil son, President of the United States, sailed today for Europe to partici pate as one of five representatives of the United States to the peace con ference to be heid in France. The transport George Washington got under way at 10:15 a. m. For the first time in the nation's history a President stepped on board a steamer which was to take him to Europe, when today Woodrow Wilson walked up the gang plank of the transport George Washington, berthed at a Hoboken pier awaiting the executive's arrival from Wesn ington. The George Washington was prepared to sail two houre later to ex.- awhWMiiitawwwmiwiilww r.~",before 4 WILLISTON. CHI LIBRARY TO OTEII MONDAY The library will open on Monday, Dec. 9th for circulation of books. The painters are still in possession so that it may not be convenient to use the reading rooms for a few days after the opening for circulation. Books will not be fined for the nine weeks interval. Circulation will go on as though there had been no space be tween. That will be counted out. Request has come for more books for the soldiers. The great need at present is for books for the ports of embarkation in France where the men to be sent home will wait for the transports. Fiction, especially west ern, and detective sto'ries, is wanted. It can be used at once if brought in without delay. 10 EDUCATIONAL MEE1M6 IN CITY Since public meetings have been forbidden by the Board of Health, we shall not have the pleasure of a pro gram at the Boys' and. Girls Indust rial Contest this fall but exhibits of the county contestants which are as follows: corn, potatoes, canning and sewing, will be displayed at the court .room in Williston on Saturday, Dec ember 7, and the children with their I friends are invited to come in and see them. All exhibits should be in be fore the 7th of December. No educational meetings will be held in Williams County for the rest of (this year. We have received orders 'from the State Department to cancel all such meetings on account of the influenza epidemic. This includes Teachers' Institutes*. School Direct ors' meetings and Children's Indust rial Contest. Anna M. Peterson, Co. Supt. of Schools. FORMER WILLISTON UN DIES OF FID George Hicks, former owner «of the Williston Bakery, died at his home near Arnegard Friday November 29 from pneumonia. Mr. Hicks has liv ed in McKenzie county for the past three or four years and owned and operated one of the finest farms in that county. George was a member of the Williston lodge of K. of P. and also the Moose. His funeral was jheld Monday afternoon at the hour of jthre o'clock at Alexander where in 'ternment was made. Mr. Hicks leaves |to mourn his loss a wife and four 'children. PRESIDENT LEAVES FOR FRANCE France, where the President is to take part in the peace confef ence. As the George Washington swung out into the North river on a voy age unprecedented in American his stoodtory, President and Mrs. Wilson stood on the flying bridge, the high tes point to vvjiich passangers could climb. An army band on the shore played "Over There." President and Mrs. Wilson had breakfast alone in the private dining room which is a part of their suite. Later they took a short stroll on the ships de.-k and were applauded by persons assembled on the pier. The President, in high spirits, said Sails With Our President to Peace Congress •ass SHHJSKSs an official visit in England returning. This ebJB i» tb« 8. 8. George WMtungwm. somen? North German Lloyd Steamship Co. line. FURNACE DOORS ALLIES DEMAND Williston Graphic SALVATION ARMY HARVEST FESTIVAL SALE An auction Sale will be conducted in the Salvation Army Hall (18 s. Main St.) Monday night, Dec. 9th, at eight o'clock of articles and pro ducts donated to the Salvation Army during the Harvest Festival effort. The proceeds from the sale will be used f«r the local work. he was looking forward to the voy age as a rest—indeed the first real rest since he assumed office. He knowledging his reputation for being forced rest for a few days," thus ac remarked that it mighe be "an en I a poor sailor. The George Washing ton with its convoy of war vessels I will take the southern route, going by war of the Azoras in order to I avoid the cold temperatures which would be encountered in the north ern route. An office desk in one room of the President's suite was piled high with telegrams and official documents b^ I fore the transport sailed. ,r MV WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1018 E London, Dec. ?.—A demand for the surender of Wm. Hohen/ollern '.viU (be submitted to the Neth'.-vlaiuls gov ernmcnt in the name of th" allied ea binets, according to the Express. The I views of France and Itr,.ly have been fully communicated by ihe British government and President Wilson has cedure in the case. Authority is claimed by the Ex press for the statement that although there are some little differences as to I points of .law among allied jurists ju rists Monday's conference in Downing Strecft, revealed unanimity relative to the bringing of the former Ger man emperor to answer for his crimes, The opinion is heid that Holland will not be disposed to put obstacles in the way, she will not be asked to deliver Herr Hohenzollern under the ordinary extradition laws but his sta tus will be considered analagous to that of a pirate or slave trader who is not regarded as entitled to san ctuary in any country. OPEN SEASON NOW ON NOW WANT TAFT IN SPORT FIELD "Let BUI do it" promt— to I* 6-**.»-Am«rtoni pbrue, If the *e tivitie* of former PmUnt Wil liam Howard Taft coatiiM. A movement' has now OUR SHARE OF TROUBLE Owing to the fact that the Graphic force is short a machine man and also a printer -his weks issue is rather late and in fact we are lucky in gett ing out even ..wc. We hav sent for a printer and expect our machine man back on the job next week and hope t.» get cm on time. RAILROAD OFFICAL HERE THIS WEEK W. S. Weber of St. Paul, traveling passanger agentfor the Great North ern railroad, was in the city yester day to obtain a report of the condit ions of the farms ai^d' farm produc tion of this section. Mr. Weber said that the farmers of this country have nothing to fear because they have had one or two crop failures but that they are much better off than the farmers residing in the central part of the United States and that they have wonderful possibilities and re sources ahead of them to work for and with the right management they can win out in this section quicker than any where in the count i.v. NORMAN a DICKEY nCES STORE A business transaction took place on Tuesday of this week by which Norman Dickey became owner of the Kalii Bros. General store in West Lawn. Mr. Dickey is well known here and we are sure he will make a suc ces of the business. He expects to put the store on a strictly cash basis and for the present will not run any de livery. Kalil Brothers and Tom George who have been runing the store will return to Du'f.th Minn., wher.* they expect to enter the grocery business. Word was received the first of the week from Thomas Craven at Colo rado Springs to the effect that he was improving rapidly and hoped to get home by the first of January. .OPATOPS Nm to make Mr. "Taft bow wjubi and the last court of appeal* la running American major laacae baseball. One news Itaai tells how Taft may be m. possible nea ber of the United States delegation—another tells of jumping to sport flelda—traly William is a versatile chap. A*OW IF I MAD TdetH flUNN/MG TRENTON REI) CROSS MEET There will be a meeting of the Trenton Red Cross at the school house Saturday Dec. 7, at 7:30 p. m. All having bills against the branch mail same to the Secretary so that the account:1 may be passed on at this meting. Everyone come who can. II. M. Pickering, Secy.-Treas. acquainted with the meat business having worked for his father for a number of years at the City Market and also for Thomas Wright the pre sent owner of the City Marker,. Mr. give the people of the city the best of service in the meat line. Mr. Wanka is unuicided as yet what he will do but expects to remain in Williston for, the winter COULTER APfflTED 01 COUNTr COM' At a meting of the County Com missioners held yesterday afternoon, L. V. Coulter of this city was appoint ed to fill the vacancy make on the board by the resignation of M. J. Bor den, who resigned to take the posi tion of Register of Deeds. Mr. Coul ter is well known in the city having lived here for the past 2H years'and we feci sure that with his ability and knowledge of county work the board of commissioners will have nothing to fear and pointment. Vohs expects to carry a full line of jemb^r his father passed away. Clar meats, fish and foul and no boubt will much to gain by'his ap FOR GOVERNMENT LOAN SPUING SEED Many inqueries are coming to this office about the prospective Govern ment Seed Loan for spring aid, in reference to seed. So far we have ont received the necesstry applica- tion blanks or instructions and requi rements necessary for the loan from the Government. As soon as we do, we will make a newspaper announ cement and also write to those who have already handed in their names. It would be well for farmers who an tisipate making a loan with the Gov ernment to send in their names to the county agent at once so that we can yet busy as soon as the Govern ment applications arrive. I have also been asured that the banks of the county are going to do their best in assisting farmers who will need seed, so see your own banker also. The Government does not wish to loan money to parties whom the local banks will assist. Salvation Army meetings will be held every niirht., fxeunt Mondays, at eiicht o'clock. Sunday Holiness metin^s at 11:00 A. M. Sunday school 2:.'U P. M., Salvation meetine. at 8:00 P. M. Everyone welcome. Dr. Xewlove of Minot was in the city .Monday being called here in con sultation on several Flu cases. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE SHERIFF TO GET AUTO THIEVES Sheriff Mackenroth left last even ing on number .'5 for Malta Montt where he went to get Joe Burns and Jacob Laurance, the latter being also known as Albert Burns. These two young men are the ones accused of stealing W. H. Denny's auto and of also entering Weil's and Botton stores and of obtaining several hun dred dolars worth of merchandise. They went from here to Chinook and after staying there for several days put up a hard luck story to a local garage man who bought the car from them. The gentleman who purchased the car arrived in Williston yesterday and is ready to turn the car over to the former owner. When captured the men had in their possession most of the goods taken from Williston stores and it was thought by the Montana authorities that they were the same men who broke the Malta Mercantile Co. Store and stole a lot of merchandise. They were being held for that job but on account of insulfcient evidence they were unable to convict them and they are being turned over to the N. D. officials who will bring them back to \N illiston to stand trial. MAM'S FIRST INFLUENZA VICTIM Cod has seen fit to call another of his loved ones home. Clarence Johnson died at his home last Thursday, following a weks ill called his folks to his bedside Wed nesday and bid them good bye before going to his eternal home. The deceased was born April 5th, 181)8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and died November 28, 1018 at Marn-.on, North Dakota. He was a graduate Alfred Vohs, former manager of the Model Cafe, purchased the Seven Bar Meat Market during the past week from .lohn Wanka. Mr. Vohs is well of the Minneapolis grade school and had a business education. At the age of fiften he was confirmed in the Nor wegian Lutheran Church. In June 1914 he moved with his parents to North Dakota. The following Dec- 1 ence and his younger brother have since managed the farm. His mother Mrs. Ida Johnson, one brother Ern est, two aunts, Mrs.'Julius Fingum of Minesota, Miss Hilda Molmer of this state, three uncles, Herman John son of McKenzie County, Willie John son of Hoffman, Minn., Carl Ander son of this state and many friends mourn his death. Clarence was well and liked by overyone. Floral offerings were made by The Marmon Red Cross Branch and The Norwegian Church members. Fun eral services were held at the house Sunday atll A. M. The body was buried in the East Fork Cemetery by the side of his father. MAI DIES 01 WAT TO LOCAL HOSPITAL A man by the name of Don Nick Sacero, who has been traveling from Spokane Washington to Chicago be came sick enrout with the Flu and was taken of the train here. While waiting for an ambulance to take him to the hospital he died at the depot. He was a native ofGreece and leaves, a wife to mourn his death. Inter ment was made in the Williston Cem- eta E. G. SCHOLLANDER, County Agr. Agent. SALVATION ARMY MEMORIAL Service will be held in the Sal vation Army Hall Sunday night Dec. 8th at eight o'clock. Friends and workmates of the deceased comrade are especially invited. Our President^ •/stf/'i .jYThe sailing of President \yilo"i» for the peace conference In Frai.ie creates a situation In mental affairs which has »nirccl up considerable comment li pointed out by some legal nm. itv that Vice President Marshall of necessity be at the helm or state affairs, due to the ranking of his office This Is ilie ftrfei nmo in history that a prenideni has sailed to Foreign Ports during his term of office.