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Influenza Victim
Dies in Gamp
Military Honors Given Fune
ral Tue»d§y of: Prjiv$fcs
i-it-i Ay-,
The news of the death of three sol
dier boys, whose homes are in thia
city has been received with general
feelings of saddnesa within th9 past
w^ek find .have caused three more stats
of .blue flpon our Bervice flag to turn
to hues [that are golden.
ofjjthe deaths have besrt due
to complications of pneumonia that
have set in following attacks of the
prevailing wide spread epidemic of
Spanish influenza.
It was on Friday at about noon
that the news came that Aloys
Schwan, the only son of Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Schwan, of this city,
was dead at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., the end following an illness of
but ten days duration. Telegrams
bringing information of the serious
illness of their son had been received
at the Schwan home during the week,
the first coming on Tuesday and a
second one following which decided
the parents in making the journey to
the bedside of their soldier boy.
They left Wednesday and by mak
ing close connections arrived at Fort
Leavenworth at about six o'clock
Friday morning, in spite of having
been delayed several hours in a train
wreck at St. Joe, Mo. It was only,
however, to learn that their son had
breathed his last the same morning
at about half an hour following mid
night. Mr. Schwan states that every
possible courtesy and attention were
shown himself and wife by the offi
cers and men at the camp. Military
honors being given thsir boy. with
a guard mount fro.m the time he died
until^the body was taken to thtf train
when a military escort, Private Per
ley Stumo, was sent by the regiment
to atttend the last rites at the inter
ment, which took place Tuesday fore
noon from St. Alphonsus church.
Deceased was in his twenty-second
year and was born on February 22nd,
being a Cavalier county boy, the farm
home near Dresden being the plpce
of hiB birth. At the time of his go
ing to serve with the colors he was
preparing himself for a mercantile
career. He left here with several
others about July 1st, going to Grand
Forks, were for two months he was
Beds, Springs and Mattresses
Dressers, Chiffoneers, Buffets
Rockers and
Davenports and Rugs
A Carload of Furniture just Received at
'U T&e. fiousz OA QUALfTY
giveVmiiitary training at the camp
on the grounds of the state univer
sity. September first.he and others
of a company of nearly two hundred
from over the state were transferred
to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to com
plete their training before being sent
abroad for active service. He had
only been there about a month when
taken dqwn the
midst,' made the supreme
sacrifice, -have the deepest sympathy
of those who have known and held
them in the highest respect since the
county's first settlement.
The high respect and feeling of the
community was shown by the turnout
of people of Langdon and surrounding
towns at the funeral, during which
business in the city generally was
A. E. Lindstrom, brought his
Langdon stay to a close the first of
the week, leaving Saturday for south
ern Minnesota, where he expects that
business matters will take up several
days, when he will start journeying
westward to his California home at
Orland. He states that the forty acre
fruit ranch ia which he invested
about six years ago is now beginning
to net him a return on the investment
In other words, the young orange,
olive and almond trees, planted at
that time are noto beginning to bear.
In two or three years time this prop
erty will be of a valu« of something
like $40,000, or $1,000 per acre.
Mr. Lindatrom, about a year ago at
this time was offered $25,000 for
this property and thin spiing refused
a second offer of $30,000 and figures
that a conservative price when the
trees have matured will be about
$1,000 per acre. He says that the
Hey wards, Henry Kirby and others
from thi3 county "located there are
well satisfied there and enjoying life
to the limit. Incidentally he found
that his farming interests here had
yielded him a good profit this fall.
County Will "Go Over the Top"
The local committee of the Fourth
Liberty Loan drive report progress
made in the past few days indicates
that the odd $60,000 of the appor
tionment of bonds for this county will
have been-subscribed before the cam
paign closes on Saturday night of
thi£week. The amount of bonds yet
to be sold to enable the county to "go
over the top with its quota of $750,
000 worth of this is«ue is only about
The funeral of Father Tracy of
Starkweather,is being held this fore
noon from the Car.holic cathedral in
Fargoi and attended by nearly all of
the clergy of the diocese. Father
well .knp^n to a
jpeopfe Lang*
ive beeip taken
juite suddenly '111 on Friday of last
week in Chicago, where' he had gone
alter attending the funeral gf Arch
bishop Ireland^ held in St. Paul. His
trip had been taken for. the purpose
of meeting Father' Corry, of this
city, who has been, spending a month
in the east. The illness is thought
to have had its origin in a severe
cold, which he contracted while at
the funeral beremonies in St. Paul.
They hastened at once to Madison,
Wis., where a brother of Father
Corry, a practicing physician, sought
to break up what had by this time
developed into a well advanced case
of acute pneumonia.
The death of Father Tracy follow
ed at an early hcur on Monday morn
ing. At Fargo the deceased priest
has an half-brother in Father Egan
and a half-sister in Miss Annie Egan.
He was a young man of only about
twenty-six years of age and had been
in charge of the Catholic church at
Starkweater the greater part of that
time. His attainments and ability
in his chosen field of labor gave evi^
dence of his rapid advancement in
the priesthood had he lived.
Another Golden Star Won
Langdon people were more than
gratified to learn of the denial of a
rumor that gained circulation Monday
afternoon to the effect that Private
Charles Foy, who has been at Camp
Custer, Mich., since entering* mili
tary service had died of Spanish in
fluenza He is among those under
quarantine with the epidemic there,
but later reports would indicate that
his condition is not considered as se
rious. His father left Monday to see
what attention was needed.
Later:—A telegram was received
on Tuesday afternoon by Dr. Hughes
stating that pnuemonia had claimed
as its victim. Private Charles L. Foy,
of this city at Camp Custer, Mich.,
that morning. The father had left
on the train of Monday for the bed
side uf his son. It ia stated the body
will arrive here for interment to
No services will be held on
day in Langdtn churches.
104 Men Drafted
Friday, Oct. 25th
Ninety-Nine Entrain to Fort
Scott Calif., and Five to
Camp at Fargo
Later—Co. Auditor Eide, of the
county draft board, thia morning at
nine o'clock received a telegram from
the office of the state adjutant gene
ral at Bismarck, an order which peat
pones the draft call for 99 men, who
were to entrain here on Friday of
next week for Fort Wiofield Scott,
California. A later date will be giv
en this call, when health conditions
warrant their being moved to camp.
The call for men to respond to the
military draft received by the local
board on Tuesday's mail from the
office of the state adjutant at Bis
marck is for a quota of 99 men from
this county. It is the largest quota
which has yet been asked of. The lo
catijn of the camp to which they go
is as healthful a section of the1 coun
try as can be found, and there is na
danger out there of running into an
influenza infection as might be the
case it sent east.
Five others from here leave on the
same day for Fargo.
Out of the following list of 114
registered men of Cavalier county,
subject to military draft, 99 men
will entrain from Langdon on Friday
of next week, October 25th for Fort
Winfield Scott, California. All of
the men listed above are expected to
report to the local board on Satur
day of this week, October 19th.
Leopold Krueger Henry E. Cissner
Raymond Peterson Alvin Schwartz
Alex Messner Ole C. Olson
Elmer A. Greene as A. Torrence
Ludwig Steimke Bert Skjervheim
Otto C. Platz Edward Brusseau
John J. Krom Ernest Carriveau
Gi-W. Heimliecker Iver O. Musgjerd
Hjalmer Solberg I. A. Vedbraalen
G. J. Reidhammer J. D. Gislason
Joseph Illerbrun Wiliam G. Watt
Otto K. Krueger Jake Jacobs
Owen P.Mulvaney Geo A. Thomas
Geo A. Fontaine Adry E. Spearman
GuBtav Steinke Julius Godaire
Peter J. Worms Tosten Fulsaas.
Andrew' Anderson Martini Danielsoo
Artftur W.#om^
'H6n*y E. Fischer. ArchiCity-Eftps-irf"
Orvlile' G» L&inard'J. RjjrjSB
Andrew fcram' William Zeis
Joseph Lepire Sterling Nelson
Gilbert Flom John V. Partridge
John H. Unger Harvey G. Walden
John H. Lefranez Mat tin A Bjorstad
Ernest ChriBtie Martin J. Worms
Ralph Klai Henry Bergman
John M. Fast Thos v'v .Gnswold
Norman McLarty Alpht.risa P. Zettel
Otto C. Furstenau Ger'd Underbakke
Andrew Laing Mike S. Metzger
Donald McKay C. B. Bredeson
Abram P. Walde Albert Chaput
ErnestBeauchamp Chester Q. Rouse
Donald C. McKay L. K. Prescott
Alfred Trinder Jacob C. Krohn
Ludvig Bjerken Louis W. Larson
Ed Van Ackeren
Ralph Nickerson
Peter Schons
Qharles Lindtwedt John Isaac
Laurence V. Smitn H. Hyerdahl
John B.O'Reilly
J-ohn Wilk
Carl B. Erickaan
Casper Iverson
H. 0. Peterson
M. Asmundson
John C. Sueltz
E. F. Anderson
Carl Obie
Alfred Morloi
Ralph S. Lippert
Edwin Erickson
Chester V. Seeley
Henry Finskey
John Gvesrid
John M. Haar
Axel E, Larson
Joseph Jersey
Henry Vollum
Alfred Torkeison
Fred Rathman
Launce Smith
Jacob D. Veer
Harvey Brusseau
Glem Spearman
C. I. Rustan
Knut Lindseth
Gordon F. Ramage
John W. Oke
Jos fe. Wilhelmi
Robert E.Jordan
EdwardC. Joachim
Iver 1. Ottem
The same instructions, excepting
that they entrain for Fargo, affect
the call for the following five men,
who will be given the elementary
part of their military training at the
agricultural college. They will ltave
on the same train as the men who go
to California.
Water C. Hunter Gudmund Goodman
Chan. M. Dunford Hiram R. Herriott
John H. Morrison
Monday Langdon was the passing
point for the Gt. Northern passenger
train on this branch, the south bound
train having to wait for the north
bound, in order to secure adequate
accommodation for the large number
of passengers, occasioned by the exo
dus of threshers, there being three
coaches filled.
The Methodist Episcopal church ap
pointments made at the state confer
ence held this year at Grand Fcrks,
included quite a number of changes
of pastors in the churches in this
county, but happily the Langdon con
gregation can congatulate themselves
in the canference returrning to the
Langdon and Harvey Center churches
for another year, Rev. E. A. Folley,
whose efforts, both in the pulpit and
on the public platform have been so
generally appreciated by our people
in the past twelve months. Their
unanimous call for his reappointment
waB readily accsded to by the confer*
ence. The assignments made to other
churches of this denomination in the
county follow:
Hampden and Loma—To be sup
plied later.
Hannah and Walesi—C. T. Engisgn
Langdon and Harvey Center—E.
A. Folley
Milton and Osnabrock—Thos. Old.
Sarles, Austin, Cylde—W. Clough
Rev. Opie, a former Langdon
pastor remains at Oakes for another
year, also Rev. Lee remains at Ham
ilton for another year of service.
Precautions Against Influenza
If Langdon should be called on
to face an influneza epidemic
which it is to be hoped she won't—it
would avail but little in the stopping
of the disease to close the schools,
churches and places of entertainment
if the parents of the children do not
co-operate with the authorities in the
steps that have been taken by the
local board of health by keeping the
younger members of their families
off the streets and at home. More
than a passing thought should be giv
en to this admonition if we would
take the precaution that lies within
our power to grapple with and defeat
the dread visitation of Death's angel
within our home circles.
Military Escort Perley Stumo
Perley Stur»o, was making a brief
furlough visit with Langdon friends
this week, having come here from
Fort Leavenworth, Kan,, as the mili
tary escort of ths body of Alyos
Schwan, who died at the camp there
Thursday last week following an ill
neBS of influenza pneumonia. The two
young men left Langdon together
when they entered military service
in July and had been in. the .same
company and steep
from the
Dakota at Grand
Milton has a live stock association
formed by the more progressive far
mers of the south-end of the coan.ty
who have thia fall made a shipment
to that point of twelve carloads
of full blooded Hereford cattle.
The development of better strains of
live stock are being given attention
by all of the farmers along the moun
tain side east and north of Milton.
It is estimated that the shipments
this fall will aggregate nearly five
hundred head.
First National BanK
Langdon, N. D.
A Langdon Soldier
Boy Dies in France
Death Claims Popular Lang
don Boy in French Hos
pital of Pneumonia
When a telegram from the depart
ment at Washington reached Langdon
during the forenoon of Sunday grim
visaged war darkened another happy
home circle.
The message with the usual brevity
of such official notifications Btated
barely the fact that on September 23
Finlay Ramage, the third son of Mr.
and Mrs. John F. Ramage had died,
following a ehort illness of pneu
monia in a hospital in France.
Three weeks had elapsed from the
taking place of this tragic event and
the arrival of the news that Finlay
Ramage had been mustered out from
the service of his country by Death's
final summons,and as letters dated as
recently as September 1st had stated
that he was in usual health it came
as a shock which in addition to bring*
ing a great sorrow into the home of
the family also tended to sadden the
hearts of the entire community.
Finlay Ramage was born in Lang
don and on his twentieth birthday
was in camp in Florida. He was one
of the 1918 class of graduates of the
Langdon high school and led his fel
low classmates in the events on the
athletic field. In addition to this he
was a conscientious student and had
shown himself to be deeply interest
ed in his work. The home training
of christian parents bad been shown
by the tone of letters that had been
written home to his mother since he
had gone overseas to France. As
nearly as it is possible to learn it was
August 19th or 20th when he went
aboard a transport for the trip across
the Atlantic through the war zone of
the submarines to France. Finlay
was under the draft age at the time
he offered himself for service and
first went to Fargo, there to be as
signed to motor and mechancial en
gineering. In a short time he was
sen south, where with others in this
branch several units were assem
bled for service abroad. His oldest
brother, Walter Ramage, is also with
{he soldiers of Uncle Sam and it is
thought is now on his way overseas,
brother he
fain otber side baa
goija&j already beett^fcinoAd byvdeWh.
Tints' isiuIdM annrtiergolden star
to our service ftag° and the going out
of ai young life'-that was full of
promise. He has given the last fuH
measure of devotion to the flag and
his name is now written among those
of the heroes of the with:. To the
parents and three brothers and one
sister go forth the sympathy and con
isolation of friends far and near.
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