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VOL. XXIV, NO. 27.
State in INVITED TO VISIT EKUIDMD ITALY PRESIDENT ACCEPTS INVITA TION FROM KING GEORGE AND MAY VISIT ITALY London, Dec. 16.—President Wil son has accepted an invitation from King George to visit England and it is announced he will stop here on his way home. The British officials have been awaiting the arrival of Ambas sador Davis before making any ar rangements for the entertainment of the President. ""Rome, Dec. 16.—Pope Benedict may request President Wilson to consent to act as mediator in -an ef fort to reach a reciprocal pact which will solve" the dissent which has ex isted between the quirinal and the vattcan, according to the Popolo Romano. This question, the paper states, will in no case be brought be fore the peace conference. In huge headlines the Italian press welcomes President' Wilson to Eu rope. The editorials praise the Pres ident's course during the war, the Epoca declaring: "No man in Europe since Napo leon has been made»more popular than President Wilson and no one has been more loved. He is loved today by "those who once hated him and scoffed at -him. They .see in him hopes for a better world." Italy is awaiting impatiently offi cial announcement of the President's itinerary) when he com?s to Rome. Workmen are busy day and night erecting arches, flagpoles and stands in the various streets. Paris, Dec. 16.—While President Wilson has not announced positively that he will visit Pope Benedict it now seems probable that he will do so. It is known here that the Pops is anxious to receive the President, and the Vatican officials have an nounced that the visit may be made without danger of embarrassment be cause of the differences between the Vatican and the quirinal. CDRMANY GOES KITH. BUD TO (EMMY France, Nov. 22, 1918. Dear Old Dad: Well this is Friday night and we are all packed up to leave here. There" is a movement started over Here to write "Dad" a Christmas letter.- The censorship is lifted to a certain ex tent and especially so on these spe cial letters. We are told these let ters are to be written next Sunday and they will be rushed straight thru. Well Dad the war is over and the world is at peace once again. We are all glad and I suppose the homes of America heaved a big sigh of relief. The parents that have boys over here, that are not dead will be re lieved, of a lot of worry. The epi demic of influenza is over and al though it got quite^a few, none of bur joutflt were hit. Well Dad they tell us we can write some things so I will'tell you where I I have been. Last, Xn as night we landed at Liverpool. England, after crossing the ocean on the biggest ship afloat. From Liverpool we went to Winchester, England, was there a week and then to South Hampton. We crossed to Le Havre, -France. We stayed here all night. Early the next morning we left and after be ing on the train three days we camp ed at La Courtine. It is South near (Cointinued on page 11) DIGS ALL DATA FOR WILSON'S PEACE. When President Wilson quote. facts and figures in |iis various peace stands at Versailles, he will know absolutely whereof he •peaks. Dr. Sidney Mezei, presi dent of the Colleie of New Yorft City, accompanied the president AS chairman of whose data. *eal the, committer duty it is to furnish all So sue °'e^ xx COMMIT COURSE PLEASES PEOPLE The first of the four numbers to ap pear on the Community Lecture Course appeared at the Ofpheum Theatre on Monday and Tuesday of this week.. Dr. J. G. Duling well known lecturer, delivered a very pleasing address on both days and the Jubilee Singers made the pro grams Well worth the price of ad mission. On Monday evening the .Jubilee Company was handicapped on account of the illness of two of their members but Tuesday evening the full company appeared rendering music ,of a variety that pleased the at tendance. Dr. Duling is a residentVf this state, hik home being at Dickinson and h£ has had platform experience which has covered theVentire country. His lecture on Tuesday evening en titled "Making the Best Out of Life" carried with "it a message that was a benefit to all his'listeners. The n^xt number on the program conies some time in January and it is .hoped that at this coming date more people in the community will be able to attend the entertainment. Lyric Theatre Opens Saturday Mr. "Boardman -manager of the Lyric Theatre of this city will open his house Saturday, December' 21st., after having it closed for several months on account of the Flu epi demic. Extra precaution has been taken by the management on opening and they have held off till all danger is passed. The theatre has' been put in the best of conditio^ for the opening and a splendid program has been ar ranged for the coming week. Next Monday Mr. Boardman will have the first number of the Mid land Lyceum Course he 'expects to put on, during the winter months. This first number the Cambridge Players will appear in song and dramas and from press reports they are high class talent and well worth seeing and hearing. Your attention' is called to the announcement of the program for next week appearing elsewhere in this issue. I Wheat Average Six Bushels Per Acre The wheat average per acre for the i918 crop in the county is about six* bushels per acre according to a report from county agent Schollander received this week. From thresh re ports received to date at his-office 566,354 bushels of wheat was har vested in the county last fall. This wheat was raised on 93,823 acres which makes an average of about six bushels per acre, R. S. DRIVE IAKIM 6000 IN WllilSTOi The Red Cross Christmas drive which 'started in Williston the first of this week is making good progress and .by the end of the week it is hoped that every person in the city will have enrolled as a member. This is the statement made this morning by Chairman Paul Leonhardy. He fur ther stated that over $1,000 had been raised to date in the city on the drive. All old memberships wpth the ex ception of life memberships stop on January 1st. and those who wish to continue to belong to this worthy or ganization must sign up at' this time. Much credit is due the*wo#nen who have worked on the various can vassing committees as they have done some wonderful work. 'A house*to house canvas was made the first of the week and good success reported. Mr. Leonhardy stated that the cam paigij^would close here in the city on Saturday night and on Saturday 'a campaign will be pushed on the street of tlie city and at the two booths which are being run on this campaign, one at the Great Northern Hotel and the other at the Great Northern Depot. Mrs. J. A. Husebye of .this city is at the head of the Junior Red Cross campaign which is on at this time and manuals and supplies are being sent out to all thfe teachers of the county to aid them with the work. It is hoped that every school in the coun ty will be a 100 per cent school, that is every pupil a member of the Junior Branch. This campaign will be open till in June when the schools close but it is hoped the work will be com pleted long before that time. Miss Blanch Lindsey of Tioga was a visitor in the city Moday evening. Williston Graphic WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBEh 19, 1918. THE NECESSITY OF SAVING THE WHEAT \t WHEN 1918 CHOP WAS HARVEST ED AMERICA HAD ONLY TEN DAYS SUPPLY New York, Dec. 18.—The necessity of continued conservation of wheat was emphasized today in a statement by the federal "food board which de clared that despite restrictions im posed last spring there was less than ten days' supply of the product in America when the 1918 crop was harvested. Cessation of submarine activities and the signing of the armistice, the board stated, released large quantities of wheat with assurance of a good crop in 1919, relieved somewhat the necessity of building up a large American reserve, yet continued elim ination of waste was urged to assist the food administration in keeping its pledge to ship large quantities of' breadstuffs to hungry Europe. The board asserted that the Amer ican public by restricting the use of wheat ^arly in 1918 to the barest necessities, enabled the government, with a surplus of only" 20,000,000 bushels, to distribute 141,000,000 bushels among the Allied nations. SKOVEHOLT WOUNDED REPORT Lt. H. T. Skovholt of Williston who has been serving his country in .the medical corps of the army was re poRed slightly w«unded in the cas ualty list issued on December 13 and appearing in the official bulletin sent out by the government. This 'is the second time that Lt. Skovholt has' been wounded, the first time wds last summer shortly after going to the front. The first wound was a small wound in the shoulder and soon heal ed. Just when or how he was wounded the second time has not been learned Herbert Fields arrived home from Camp McArthur, Texas, the latter part of last week and left Monday for Wenatchee, Washington, Monday evening,'- being called there by the 'sickness of his sister Mrs. Leo Ku boske. MAJOR MURFDY TAKEN BY DEATH Major J. S. Murphy, formerly of Minot, N. D., 'a prominently known early day North Dakota resident who was for many years -a prominent leader in state political circles, died at his home in Minneapolis on/ Sat urday. Major Murphy removed from Mi not tb Minneapolis several yaiirs ago when he became associated with the Soo railroad as immigration agent. He had been ill for the past two vears. Major Murphy was 54 years old. W THE PRESIDENT OF PORTUGAL IS SHOE DIED FEW MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING HIS ASSASSIN KILLED BY THE CROWD London, Dec. 1JB.—Dr. Sidonio Paes, president of Portugal, was shot and killed by an assassin shortly before midnight Saturday while he was in a railway station at Lisbon, waiting for a train 4o Oporto. Advices from Lisbon reporting the assassination say that he was 'struck by three bul lets. President Paes died within a few minutes after he was shot. The president's assailant, named Jeetne, was killed by the crowd. Lisbon, Suriday, Dec. 15.—(Havas.) —The assassin of Dr. Sidonio Paes, president 6f Portugal, made sure of his aim when he attacked today. Dr. Paes was talking with a number of ministers at a railroad station here when the young man approached the group. Drawing a pistol, he fired point blank at the president. Dr. Paes never regained consciousness. The murdered was killed by the crowd- and another man suspected of complicity was arrested. BAN ON SUGAR IS OFF On December 1st the certificates plan governing the purchase on sale of sugar by manufacturers or deal ers was rescinded, allowing manufac turers or dealers to buy sugar ac cording to their fequirements and de mand without restriction. North Da kota merchants or other dealers may now sell or purchase sugar in open market according to their needs and without restrictions. Dealers, how ever, should not sell more than four pounds per person per month or more tharv four pounds for each ninaty meals. The reason for lifting the ban at this time is that there is a conges lion of sugar in both the beet and the Louisiana cane producing districts. The customers cards used in sale of flour and sugar has been discon tinued. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank all those who sent flowers at the time of the death of our son and brother. Mr. a^d Mrs. John Albrecht and family. J. E. Brooke of Bonetraill trans acted business here on Friday last. Jhen welcome, merry Christmas tide, Another hour before we go. The rosy girl close at our side We'll kiss beneath the mistletoe. Deep, mellow bells salute the air With benisons sent far and wide. Good will and joy go everywhere Upon the golden Christmastide. —.Joel eBnton. BROADWAY BAKERY INSTALLS MACHINE A new cookie machine has arrived at the City Bakery on Broadway and has been installed. Tjiis machine is the latest of it« kind on the market and is practically the same as those used by the largest biscuit and cookie gompanies of 'the codntry. Its ca pacity is 200 cookies per minute and Mr. Borrud the manager states that he expects to have the machine run ning at full force before long and will supply the retail as well as the wholesale trade of this section of the country with all kinds of plain cookies such as are now being sent_here from eastern markets. In connection with this cookie ma chine Mr. Borrud has a bread machine 'which turns out 3600 loaves per hour which he has had in operation for some time. With the aid of these sanitary machines he is able to turn out the highest class of bakery products and throughout, the entire operation of making the products never touch human hands. How About Your -. W. S. Stamp Pledge "Our work is not done until peace is permanently established, the war bills. paid, our army brought back home and demobilized, and industry re-adjusted to normal conditions. The Government still needs the money and will need it until all of the above has been accomplished. North Dakota's quota of War Sav ings,Stamps cannot be filled through large subscriptions, one thousand dol lars, (maturity value) is the maxi mum. Every Individual, Therefore, Must Invest at Least One-Tenth of His or Her December Income in War Savings Stamps. If everybody would do thjs, titers would be no question about North Dakota making good its pledge to the Government of ten million dollars. There is still to be raised $3,660,000, in order to make our word good. If it is good, and it always has been good, lets all join in and invest thfit one-tenth and assist in putting it over in North Dakota. Instead of useless gifts make Christmas present in War Savings Stamps. Urge others to do likewise. Don't be a quitter. Invest that one tenth of your December income in War Savings Stamps." Episcopal Guild To Hold Sale The Ladies of the Episcopal Guild will hold a sale of Home Made Mince Meat at the Hagen and Eversori store on Friday and Saturday afternoons of this week. Here is a chance to have one of those good old fashioned mince pies for Christmas dinner. NNORE ML HANDSOF SHERIFF Tfcis week added forty-five more gallons of whiskey to the large store of this product already in the hands of the Williams county sheriff. This quantity of the amber fluid was brot to Williston by farmers who live north of Ray'who found it hid in the brush along the 'j oad. It is thought that some of the parties who were carrying whiskey from Mondak to Mi not or other North Dakota towns be came frightened and decided to dis pose of their load by leaving it in the brISsh afong the road. CLOSE R. C. WORK ROOM The Red Cross work roonf at the Elk's Home will be closed on Satur day, December 21st. and will remain closed till further notice is issued. All persons who have knitting and work that they are doing will please keep the same till the rooms are open ed again. AT TOWN OF HAWS Hugh William Ermdtinger a resi dent on a- farm nter Scobey, Mont., took his life the first of this week at his brothers farm near Hanks by shooting himself the heart with a revolver. Mr. Ermatinger was alone at the time of the shooting as his. brother had gone to Scobey to take care of his wife who died while he wafi there. It is thought that Mr. Ermatinger was out of his right mjnd when' he committed the deed. The body was brought to Williston anjl sent from Jiere to Chippejwa, Wis., for burial. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE DISS PURER STATEJUPT. STAFF MISS NIELSO SELECTS MEM* BERS OF STAFF WHICH IN CLUIJES MISS PALMER Fargo, Dec. 16.—Miss Minnie J. Nielson, superintendent of public in* structfbn-elect of North Dakota, an nounced today the appointment of four members of her staff, who will go intosoffice with her on January 1. They are: Deputy superintendent, H. G. Arns dorf, Valley City, register of the VAlley City normal school. Assistant superintendent, Geo. A. McFarland, former president" of the Valley City normal school. Clerk of the certification depart ment, J. W. Riley, Fargo, superin tendent of schools of Cass county. Miss Bertha Palmer, Wijliston, spe cialist in primary work. The Fargo educator who joins Miss Nielson's staff is one of the best known educators in the state, as are each of the other three educators.. Mr. lliley concludes his term as su perintendent of the Cass county schools on January 1, and wil lgo to Bismarck shortly thereafter to take up his work in the state office. Mr. McFarland of Valley City, who for 25 years was president of the Valley City Normal school, is one of the best known men in the state. He was executive secretary of the Da-t kofca territory, board of education, a position corresponding jto the present superintendent of instruction. His appointment will/ unquestionably meet with fhe popular approval of the nor ma! alumni Mr. Arnsilorf has been registrar of the Valley City normal school fiv,e years. He is a University of Wis consin man, where he was a pupil of Prof. A. C. Arvold, of the North Dakota agricultural college. Miss Palmer was for three years deputy superintendent of the Wil liams county schools. She is a spe cialist in primary work, and is now with the North Dakota Sunday School association in charge of its primary work. She has taught/ in the schools of Devils Lake, Larinior®, Rugby and Bismarck. FIFTY-SEVEN MEN IN CASUALTY LIST W E N E E S E E E WOUNDED, AND FOUR ARE REPORTED MISSING The names of 57 North Dakota sol diers are contained in the two cas ualty lists announced today by the department of war. Of this number, one is reported killed in action three died of dis ease 22 severely wounded eight wounded, degree undeternTSned 13 slightly wounded, and four missing in action. Private Sabastian Mischel, Dick inson, is reported killed in action. Privates Wilhelm Hanson, Plaz* Harold Lyster, Marshall, and Eugene V. Evans, Mott, are reported dead of disease. The following are repotred severe ly wounded: Sergeants George E. Greenwood, Crystal, and Oliver Hazard Perry, Minot, and Privates William A. Hillis, R. I. Wheatland John Grable Bismarck Hans J. Neilson, Kenmare Joseph M. Part ridge, Wener Marvin Elise Thomp son, Dawson Elmer R. Floodstrom, Fargo Joseph Laflash, Portal Fred erick C. Mison, Neche Daniel Pfahl, (Continued on paire 8) OOES WITH WILSONS ON PEACH- TRIP. Her daddy, Col. E. M. House,' quite ehummy with the president, aud himself a peace delegate her husband, Gordon Auchinclosa, a special assistant in the mission It is quite natural Mrs. Gordon Aufhincloss should be one of^he few women who sailed with tjie* "••osident's official party to the peace conl.-rence._ f]