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a J: Stat, VOL. XXIV, NO. 36. is seizing *he peo «J»n.nd to fold their hands in decreptitude and accept for their portion eternal contempt? We enclose a copy of the absolu tions passed by our local council.1 We trust you may see fit to $ake similar action at your very first (op portunity as time is precious, and we would thank you to advise us of whatever action you take. Hhloric So5^7 Williston, N. D., Feb. 17, 1919. Gentlemen: The committee on Foreign Rela tions of our National Congress has reported favorably a resolution ad dressed to the President and the Peace Conference asking that the form of the future government of Ireland be left to the self-determina tion of the Irish people. That is not a political or sectarian movement. A national Methodist conference, the Knights of Columbus, various labor organizations, and many other re ligious, patriotic and civic bodies have given the endorsement their un qualified approval. Just now the Knights of Colum bus, an intensely patriotic organiza tion, which has borne more than its full share of the burdens of the na tion in the conduct of the Great War, is making an active campaign among all creeds and organizations asking the friends of freedom throughout the world to rally at this time to the support of the down trodden but lib-' erty loving Irish nation. Today, throughout all Europe, and Asia there are springing into life nations and. nationalities, the very names of which'sound almost mythical nations which have lived in subjugation for, centuries, forgotten by the busy' World in the Hustle and bustle and tussle of life, although they have secretly, fearfully/ cherished ambi tions and national aspirations for escape from bondage. The peoples soverignty, the land and sea* and Air of each and every nation for the people of that land: this is the gospel that the heavens and the earth are preaching and that all true hearts are seeking to embrace. As stated above it is not a religious or sectar ian movement. It is no loud round ing, inanity gotten up tor any man's praise or profit. It is 'the ariighty, passionate struggle of the tuitions of the earth hastening to Je lwro w^' and white every M^vt^n. jP,-ff*ndom Respectfully yours, Rev. E. P. O'Neill, Thos. B. Hogan, Thos. M. Cooney, Committee. The following resolutions were also drawn up by the local order and sent to the congressmen and sena tors from this district now at Wash ington At a meeting of the Knights of Co lumbus of Williston Council, 1798, held February 13, 1919, She following resolutions were passed WHEREAS, President Wilson has stated: "No peace can last or ought to last which does not reeognize and accept the principle that -govern-' ments derive all their just powers from the .consent of the governed, and that national aspirations must be respected. Peoples can now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. Self-determination is not a mere farce." Now, therefore, be it "RESOLVED, that in keeping with Miss Julia O. Newton Will Speak Here Miss Julia Newton, Home Demon stration Agent Leader of the Agri cultural College wiH be in Williston, Feb. 25. Miss Newton will speak at •the Court House in the evening at ~7:30. Naturally she will have a spe- scial message for the women. Miss fNewton is a convincing speaker so do not fail to hear her This brings two good speakers to Williston the night of February 25. Every one should make it a point to attend' and listen to the addresses -whteh will be given by. Miss Newton and Mr, T, A. Hoverstad. -•4« XX LOCAL ORGANIZATION INDORSES SELF GOVERNMENT FOR IRELAND LETTER TO VARIOUS CHURCHES AND LODGES OF CITY ASK THEIR CO-OPERATION— RESOLUTIONS ARE SENT TO CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS In view of the fact that the com mittee on Foreign Relations of our National Congress has asked the President that he propose at the Peace Conference that the future Government of Ireland be left to the Irish people, the local council of the K. of C. lodge has sent the following letter to the newspapers and to the various lodges of Williston asking them to aid them in this movement feeling that in doing so they will aid in the future peace of the world. these words of truth we hold that the right of Ireland to self determi nation cannot be denied. And be it further RESOLVED, that President Wil son be asked to use his great in fluence at the peace conference to the end that the people of Ireland be per mitted to determine for themselves the form of government under which they wish to live. And further RESOLVED, that Williston Coun cil, Number 1798, of the Knights of Columbus respectively petitions the members of Congress from North Dakota to bring these resolutions to the attention of the Congress of the United States of America to the end that such action be taken. Dated at Williston, North Dakota, February 13, 1919. Rev. E. P. O'Neill, Chairman Thomas B. Hogan, Thomas M. Oooney, Committee MS. fRMK SIEWERT IS 111 IMS CITY WELL KNOWN PORMER WILLIS TON WOMAN SUCCUMBS \F. TER BRIEF ILLNESS The dark cloud of sorrow:cast its shaddow upon the commuii^ this week when the death of Mrs. Frank Siewert was learned the first of the week. Mrs. -Siewert rpassed away at her home in Miles City, Mont., krft Sun day, death being caused by heart trouble which- was brought on by rheumatism. Mis. Siewert 'had not been a rssidenttff Miles City a great while. She moved there with her husband last fall. -Mrs. 'Siewert w!hose maiden name was Rose Tesora Hollar wae born .-April lOCh. 1874, in White Jfigeon, Michigan, where Jiie grew into young womanhood. During childhood she was very fond of. music and So voted much of her time to the study of it. hi 1888 she joincfi the Presbyterian 'church a»Sitforttea.years was»rgan ilt In tfcte churtih. She graduated from HiarkSchodlin 1891. leaving White Pigeon she spent several years in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mutfkegon, "Mich., and at Min neapolis, Minn., where she gavemusic lessens before «oriing to Williston. She was married to Frank P. Siewert in 1900 and* lived on °their farm north nf 'the «ity here tlTl last fall when they maved to Miles City. During the early 'days of Williston she-was a leader in social and musi cal entertainment in'the city and at tained a warm place in the hearts of those of this community that -will -not pass away -With !her death. At tiie time of her death Mrs. "Siewert was 44-years 10 months and six days old. 'She 'leaves to mourn her untimely death a 'husband, he? father W. O. Hollar Of this city and "two brothers lUtiph Hollar and Leo Hollar besides, a host Of friends hi this community. The burial will take place here and the body will lie in state at the Thomas 'Undertaking Paflors from 10:00 A. M. till 2 .M. Saturday. •The funeral services -will be held from the Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon at '2 P. IB. Local Red Cross Serves Sailor Boys During the past week the locrfl Red Cross Chapter has had the chance to be of service to several hundred sail or boys enroute from the west to the east coast of the United States. On Sunday sixty-nine sailors from Pugette Sound and going to their ship in New York were served with sandwiches and coffee by the ladi«s of the Red Cross. Monday fifty more sailors who came thropgh on No. 2 were given candies, fruits, gum, post cards and cigarettes and on Tuesday and Wed nesday about twenty-five more were served each-day. This service while small in a 'way is a great help ai»d comfort to the boys and leaves in' their hearts a feeling of respect and gratitude for the WillLriton Chapter of the-Red Cross. F. L. Hanson of Ray greeted friends in the city on Monday.* •«pSr"- y. W''V Williston Graphic WILLISTON, WILUAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1919. The line*up of teantaad summary of gameiis as follows: Williston Position Stanley Z4hl R. Svinland Seott L. Ward Bnuegger Center ....Stephens Ktflas R. G. Flatt Gardner L. G„ Anderson Substitutes: Milloy fforTZahl Wol bert for' Gardner Frazisrffor Brueg ger. Free Throws: Bruegger'l out of 3 Scots, 1out of 2 SvinlanH'S out* of 4. Baskets: Sviland 1 Dniegger 7, Scott -A Zibl 2 Kulaa 2 "Milloy 1. Referee, F. W. Martineau. The "Williston High [School team play att Tioga on Friday of "this week. This lis :the last game away from home 'before the Basketbdll tourna ment aft JHinot on March 7-8. Unit KNK WINKTIIN MUM Mil Williston High School Wins From Stanley The "Williston High School basket hall team won out againBt the Stan ley High School team Friday night. The final score standing 34 to 5 in favor cof the Williston team. Despite the one sided score ttie game was hard -fought from start to finish by the Stanley team. The 'Stanley boys do not believe in giving up even if they -ere on the losing side of the game. The Stanley team wae in charge of Supt. 'Rabe, who is also'. coach of bas ketball at Stanley. Mr. Rabe has a fine bunch of boys, aill of whom are dlean players. The "Williston playecfc' did not show their speed in passing arid team work as well!in the Stanley game as with Minot on Wednesday. Silt as a whole' the game was well fflayed by both teams. The final game of the season at home will be the game with "Kenmare is made to correct a at Williston on either Thursday, Feb. does not exist. A world league tf Lutherans, *the opportunity for -Whidh has developed from the war, 5s sought by the Lu theran Church of America, which Is embarking upon an extensive' pro gram of help to the shattered con gregations of that faith of Europe. American Lutherans, lit is expected, will take the leadership of such a league if it is formed, and will as sist in reeaiting the entire Lutheran body on the democratic basis of con gregational autonomy which prevails here. The National Lutheran Council, the agency entrusted with this work, has already received strong itimuticn •that its -program and assistance are welcome. Prominent public men have endorsed it purely from the thought of what it will mean for re-establish ing the order of Europe. The Lutheran world league would mean the most powerful alliance for spiritual servigp ever attained with in Protectantism. There are nearly 80 million Lutherans in the world, more than half of all Protestants. MUSK OF IUTHERUS PIMIED in limnil CMS OHER HEM The Ladies Aid of the Congrega tional Church are preparing an even ing of fun fmr the public on Friday evening of this weel|. A musical tableau and a farce are being pre* pared for the evening. The program starts promptly at 8 o'clock at the church basement and an admission of 25c will he -charged. 36-lt. "27th. or on Saturday, March 1st. This should be a good game as Ken rmare has beaten Minot. Williston has also beaten Minot. The manager of the Williston team wishes to state that the Minot team was paid the full amount of their guarantee, notwithstanding the fact that Minot forfeited the game. It has been reported that this guaran tee was not paid, rand this statement situation which Heretofore a closed approach was impossible because the various Lu theran groups were under state con trol, except the Lutheran Church of America whose early adherents fled Europe to he free in their conscience. With the democratic reorganization of -these various Lutheran grops a closer approach is Ibelieved to be self-evi (dent. 4 While American Lutheran leaders are still indefinite as to the formanl objects of such a world alliance, they are thinking of a Lutheran World Council with eleeted representatives and a small permanent executive com mittee and sub-committees for var ious parts of the program. The two main fields for common action are the field of foreign mission and the help in solving the social question. Both of them are held to be general and to afford peculiar advantages for common action. It is believed that common action in these fields on the part of all Lutherans would mean a new day for the expansion and influ ence of Protestantism. .-J: I MOMA5 Home Guard Ball Well Attended Friday evening last the Armory was the scene of one of the 'best and a very well attended masked ball which was given by the Williston Home Guards. ^^ilks, Satins and rags were in Vogue and black faces, light" faced and in fact faces of every shade and description were to be seen amongst the crowd. It was a merry crowd indeed and those who attended all express that they had the best time ever. Music was furnished by Onstad's orchestra and the merry crowd danced till about 11 P. M., when after a grand march the masks were remov ed. There were several prizes offer red. Lunch wax .served during the even ing on the stage by the Catholic tadies. The completions for what is con sidered to be one of the greatest and best stock salqs ever held in Western North Dakota are rapidly drawing to a close and those in charge of the sale will have everything in readi ness by the last of this week. A force of carpenters are making re pairs and additions to the pavilion so that each animal which will be at the sale will have a separate stall. All the out. of town cattle will be here and in their stall by next Sun day says Secretary Burk of the Short horn Breeders Association. Large Number of Cattle The sale will take place on Tues day and Wednesday of next week. Tuesday will be devoted to the sale of shorthorn cattle which are owned by the Missouri Yellowstone Valley Breeders Association and seventy-five cattle will be sold on this date, thirty bulls and forty-five cows and heifers. Mr. Burk who is secretary of this as sociation stated that he expected KW INDUSTRY IS STARTED HI CITY LOCAL BLIND MAN STARTS BROOM FACTORY— BROOM CAN BE RAISED HERE What may prow into a large in dustry in this territory and state has been started here on a small scale by C. D. Kauffman a well known lo cal man. Mr. Kauffman has install ed machinery for the making of brooms and to date has made a large quantity for which he has founds ready sale. Although handycapped by the fact that he is totally blind Mr. Kauff man is going about his new industry in a businesslike manner and with high hopes of making it bigger and better from time to time. Last sum mer he experimented with the rais ing of broom corn and planted about two spoons full of seed to try it out. The first he planted in the latter part of May and the last in early June, both plantings matured and he ob tained enough corn from the" small plantings to make his first two brooms. Geta Corn From Chicago The broom corn from which he is now making his brooms he has bought in Chicago but stated that with a little cooperation here at home enough broom corn can be raised to sufficiently supply his factory during the winter months and in time the year round. Makes Offer to Farmers Mr. Kaufman says: "I am sure that broom corn will grow here and I have induced the experiment Sta tion to plant some this summer. He further states that "any farmer who will plant half an acre he will fur nish them the seed and providing they cultivate and care for same till after harvest he will give them half of the brooms produced from the corn raised. As Profitable As Potatoes Broom corn is just as profitable as potatoes" stated Mr. Kauffman, and it will take about 1 1-2 to *2 pounds of seed to plant an acre. The seed costing at present about 20c EVERYTHING IN READINESS FOR LARGE STOCK SALE NEXT WEEK ALL STOCK WILL BE HERE BY LAST OF WEEK—MANY PROMIN ENT STOCKMEN EXPECTED per pound. From an acre with al21 and 22. I 1 1 1 During the coming summer Mr. Kauffman expects to plant several acres himself and' wants to get as many farmers as possible to try some also. If it proves a success he states that with a little local boost ing he can develop an industry in the community that will be a credit to it. Several of the local stores here are now selling his brooms and they re port that they are just as good as those received from eastern fac tories. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE HERE BEST STOCK IN COUNTRY —CHANCE TO SEE about four hundred people to attend this sale and has had several inquiriaa from Central North Dakota and East ern Montana in regar dto the sale. The sale will be opened by a lec ture and schooling which will be con ducted by an experienced shorthorn raiser and which will be of interest and benefit to those who are raising this particular breed. Wednesday Program All day Wednesday will be devoted*, to the sale of cattle and horses own ed by the members of the Missouri Yellowstone Valley Pure Bred Asso ciation. On this day one hundred' head of cattle and horses will' be placed on sale. The management says in announcing this sale of pure bred beef cattle and draft horses, we cordially invite the breeders and: farmers of the Northwest to come to Williston and get acquainted with our herds. We hope the offering will do what we expect and that ia that every animal will go out and! make money for the man who pur chases it. On this day there will' be: placed on sale 15 Percheron Stallions^ 5 Percheron Mares, 20 Angus Bulls, 10 Angus Heifers and Cows, 30 Here ford Bulls, 15 Hereford Cows and Heifers and 5 Guernsey and Holstein Bulls. Auctioneer Secured M. S. Stenehjem of Arnegard and" H. F. Fink of Berthold have been se cured as auctioneers for the sale and we feel sure that the management has made no mistake in selecting these men as they are well qualified' and are pioneers in the business. William Powers of Bainville is act ing as Sales Manager for both As sociations and during the entire sale and will have charge of all arrange ments of the sale. He is expected, here in Williston the latter part of the week to get things in the best of shape before the sale. Stores Make Preparations The Williston merchants have not been slow in grasping the opportun ity offered them by the holding of the sale here and are working in co operation with the management of the sale to make the days of the kale banner days here in the city. Excep tional bargains are being offered which will be a benefit to the local as well as the out of town visitors and to make it a pleasure as well aa profitable for visitors to come to the city, to shop, visitor transact busi ness here. Fargo Gets B. B. i_ good crop can be produced enough broom corn to make from 100 to 150 good first class brooms. At the pres ent high price of this article it will net the farmer a nice income and the corn is raised about the same and under the same conditions as ordin ary corn. Many Advantages Broom' corn is an ideal product for this country and is easily taken care of. One beauty-is that it will not freeze in winter like potatoes will and can be kept for several years without any injury to the product. The harvesting or threshing of it is very simple and school children could be employed to thresh it at a very small cost. ipfwf j. "wwr' tv IW §1 I 9 Tournament District basketball tournaments of the High School League of North Dakota will he held at the Agricul tural college, Fargo University,. Grand Forks Minot Normal school, Minot and Bismarck Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, according to an announcement today by Nelson Sauvain of Devils Lake, secretary/ of the league. Tournament managers will be Far go, Ralph A. Movold Grand Forks,. Roy A. Weston Minot, T. C. Sutton and Bismarck, C. F. Bolt. High schools in the various districts must: notify tournament managers not la ter than February. 25. Nineteen^ eighteen rules will govern the gatnes^ The championship tournament wilt be held at the University at Grand Forks Friday and Saturday, March The following high schools are in good standing: Aneta, Beach, Bis marck, Bottineau, Bowbells, Buffalo^. Cando, Carrington, Casselton, CJourt enay, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Don nybrook, Enderlin, Erie, Fargo, Fes senden, Flaxton, Glen Ullfn, Grafton, Grand Forks, Hillsboro, Hope, James town, Kenmare, Lakota, CaMoure,. Langdon, Leeds, Lidgerwood, Man dan, Mayville, Minot, Park River,. Petersburg, Stanley, Towner, Valley, City, Wahpeton and Williston. FINE TIME AT PLENTYWOOD Archie Vroman returned from Plentywood, Montana, Saturday where he attended a dancing party Friday evening given by thirty of the young ladies of that city. Archie says he had the time of his. life and we believe he did for he has talked of little else since returning-. The party was the most succesafiil ever ,held in Plentywood and every one was having "such a fine time that they did not leave for horns until tims in the morning. Dancing commenced at nine-thirty and a banquet was served at mid night.