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JL JQL Daisy Roller Feed Mill FRED ALPSTAG PROPRIETOR. Flour, Bran, Shorts and Fresh Baled Hav SAL-VET The Great Live-Stock Conditioner The Great Worm Destroyer S GARDEN and FIEL'D --SEEDS- PHONE 58. Langdon, N. Dak. CHICHESTER S PILLS .TEE DIAMOND BRAND. A Iadlesf Aab jour Druzgjat for /A Okl-dnt-tor DI*mondBmi/A\ P11U in Bed and bold metalUc\l^r boxes, sealed with Blue RIbbo*. V/ Take no other. Bar of your Drmtoti AskforCIH-CiniS-TEE8 DIAMOND BRAND PILLS, for SS yews known Best, Safest, Always Reliable SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE Township Clerks Justice of the Peace We carry a complete line of Township and Justice Court BLANKS In fact everything necessary to successfully carry on the busi ness of the township. Your Order will be Appreciated, Courier-Democrat. .-ATC you entitled to use Service Stamps THAT BOLO KNIFE SURE CAMEJ1ANDY Henry Johnson, Colored Soldier, Split a Lot of Hun Skulls With the Weapon. WAS ADOPTED FROM MOROS War Department Now Issues the Ter rible Cleaver to Some of Our Troops, and the Germans Don't Like It at All. Washington.—A year ago Henry Johnson, a colored citizen of Albany, N. T., was peddling ice, coal and wood in contented obscurity. Today Henry Johnson, a soldier of the United States, is wearing the coveted French war cross with palms, because he proved himself a brave man, and because at the critical moment he got his hands on a bolo knife. The cable has told of Henry's ex ploit—how on night duty with a com panion in an American listening post he "took on" 24 marauding Germans in a swift rough-and-tumble, killed some of them with his rifle, bombed others from his basket of grenades, and then, even after he had been wounded, split so many skulls with his bolo that all the enemy left on their feet after meeting Henry became sud denly and violently homesick. The bolo knife which Henry wielded' so well weighs one pound and three ounces without its scabbard, and has a broad 14-inch blade. It is sharpened to a razor edge, and near the end runs abruptly to a thrusting point. But one of its chief virtues vas a small-arm is its cleaving power. Most of the weight of the knife is distributed along the back of tlie blade. Americans first ran up against the bolo in the Philippines. Over there it was originally an agricultural tool, just as the machete was in Cuba, and blacksmiths at country crossroads ham mered it out infinitely and in all sorts of forms. The "kris" with its curly blade is a form of bolo, and the "cam pilan" is a bigger bolo. Was Weapon of the Moros. It was up among the Moros thdt it was developed for war purposes. In the underbrush it proved a very ter rible weapon, as many a trooper found to his cost. A stroke in the tropical night—just one—counted for a major American casualty. After a while our soldiers found there wajs no particu lar knack in the Malay use of the bolo they could not master. Then they be gan to capture bolos. And so, after the war ended, bolos kept coming back to the United States as souvenirs. But it was not until 1910 that the war department tried the experiment of issuing the bolo knife as a regular part of the American equipment. It was used and tested by our men in Mexico, but there it was employed chiefly as a tool rather than a weapon. It was not until .our khaki-garbed boys went down into the French trenches that the bolo knife proved its right to be considered "the last line of defense" and a life-saver to the man who un sheathed it. Our colored troops display a special aptitude and affection for this weapon. The white fighter is inclined to rely upon his automatic pistol in an emer gency at close quarters, but the col ored man in uniform takes'as natural ly to the bolo knife as he does to— well, as he does to the name of "Mr. Johnson." Issued to U. S. Troops. The bok knife is issued to our troops in two sizes—the smaller size of the type which Henry Johnson used, and a larger knife employes exclusive ly by field artillery batteries. This latter is practically a short sword, comparable to the principal weapon of the old Roman legionaries. It is two feet long and weighs between three and four pounds. Of course, be ing issued only to artillerymen wljo are not ordinarily actually at grips with tMe enemy, it is intended mainly as a sort of underbrush cutter. But In the hands of a desperate man fight ing for his life It is a terrible per suader. The bolo is in no sense a trench knife. That is issued to every man in the ranks and is a special tool not meant for fighting save at the last gasp. But the 14-inch bolo knife is essentially a weapon. It is issued to six per cent of our infantry forces not regularly to every seventeenth man, but as occasion may require or the immediate commanding officer may direct. Henry Johnson was given his because he was assigned to particular ly dangerous duty in a listening post. Others may be equipped with bolo knives—for instance, as members of a special detachment to accompany raiding forces within the enemy lines. Their work must be quick, silent and thorough. From Luneville to Cantigny the Germans have found it so. The small arms division of the Unit ed States ordnance department be lieves that the bolo knife has points of superiority over any knife in use on the European battlefield, else it would not have been adopted for our use. Migration of Mosquitoes. Some surprising facts regarding the migration of mosquitoes and other in sects have been discovered by Prof. S. C. Ball, who spent a month at Re becca Shoal lighthouse last summer. This lighthouse stands out In the occnn 12 nautical miles from the nearest land, which is Key West, Tprtuguij. TBS CM] wune tne nearest region on wmpn any considerable number of mos quitoes can breed Is Marquesas Atoll, 24 miles distant to the eastward Breezes from the north and east brought mosquitoes to the lighthouse and in one cas* a strong southern wind brought them from Cuba, 95 miles away. Indeed, in some instances there was evidence that they were brought by favorable winds from even more distant points perhaps from Tampa bay, ISO miles distant! House flys and various other insects were also captured at the lighthouse.—Sci entific American. SAVAGE AND HiS SHIELD Writer Explains W%y Men Button Their Clothing WVi the Right Hand. A popular writer who is particularly fond of giving his readers diluted sci ence, in sugared pellets, says that men button their clothing with the right hand because their prehistoric ances tors used to carry shields on their left arms. To quote his own words: "Primitive man had a shield on his left arm to protect the heart side from attack. That left his right hand free to do the buttoning." This is interesting and highly Imag inative, but is it true? Did primitive man wear shirts and collars, vests and coats, that buttoned up at all? And did he know that his heart was more important to guard tftan his lungs or his liver? Is there any real evidence that he was concerned about the rela tive value of his internal organs, when he fashioned his shield? Did he carry his shield on his left arm to protect his heart or was it to leave his right arm, apparently always the stronger, in the majority of individuals, free to wield a sword or spear, or a stone hammer or knobbed war club, farther back toward the beginning of man's long story on this battered old planet? Beyond questfon, he wanted his most efficient hand and arm free to use his weapons, but is it certain or even probable that he had a strong preference for being stabbed in the right side, if he must needs be punc tured at nil? Surely the weapon of attack always dominated the means of defense. The knife counted more than the shield. The spear controlled the use of hands and arms more than any buckler ever did. Buttons are placed for the conveni ence of the right hand, not because the left hand was kept busy, carrying a shield, in the childhood of the human race, but because the right hand was, usually the stronger and more skillful then, just as it is now. Sense of Taste. The principal seat of the sense of taste is the mucous membrance of the tongue, in which dissection reveals a cutis or chorion, a papillary structure, and an epithelium. The cutis is tough, but thinner and less dense than in most parts of the cutaneous surface, and receives the Insertions of the in trinsic muscles of the tongue. The papillary structure differs from that of the skin in not being concealed under the epithelium, but in projecting from the surface like the villi of the diges tive canal, and it thus gives to the tongue its well known roughness. The epithelium is of the scaly variety, as on the skin, but is much thinner on the tongue than on the skin. It is mqpt dense about the middle of the upper surface of the tongue, and it Is here that, »in disordered digestion, there is the chief accumulation of fur, which, in reality, is simply a depraved and over-abundant formation of epi thelium. The papillae on the surface of the tongue are either simple or com pound. The former, which closely resemble those on the skin, are scat tered over the whole surface of the tongue in parts where the others do not exist, and they likewise partici pate In the formation of the compound papillae. Your Good Servant. "Make habit your servant, not your master." A dog turns around before he lies down, because his distant an cestors found it necessary to trample down the weeds to make themselves a resting place. And the energy which has gone into that restless ^notion since is beyond calculation. There are boys and girls today who are doing useless things, things which hinder advancement and success, because they are in the grip of habit formed long ago. Plenty of these say, "I have aKvays done it," as a sufficient and satisfactory explanationvfor anything and everything. "Habit is one of the most admirable of servants. One who is a saver of time and energy. But it can be the most tyrannical of masters. Do not let it get the better of you." Make habit your servant, but make it your good servant. Health Suggestions. Cultivation of an attitude of cheer fulness by an aggressive proportion of outdoor sunlight, fresh air, repose, sleep, work, study, exercise, baths, Eimple fare and wholesome habits contributes to a good end. The behavior of certain substances of the living structures in quality and quantity at particularly appropriate moments, the entrance of these Into the blood stream, their distribution to the eyes, which begin to sparkle .with the glow of pleasure, spreading from the corners of the lips to the large muscles of the skeleton, as a whole, are all set free by the group of unexpected sensations, which re sult in the "big Idea" of the comic fildc of the event. Jt,TMMBiT, OCTOBERS! 1918 MEALS AT NOMINAL PRICE Emergency Kitchens In Dutch Capital Have Been Found to Be of Great Value. Emergency kitchens wore not known In Holland before the war, but are now established in all the larger cities for the purpose of supplying the poor, as well as persons and families of small means, with one warm and wholesome meal a day at a nominal price. In The Hague are three such kitchens, whhch are well patronized and have accom plished a great amount of good. One was established by the munici pal government and Is mainly intend ed for the use of the really poor of the city. It furnishes to all callers one meal dally for the price of four cents. The menu for one week follows: Monday, oatmeal, milk, butter, and sugar Tuesday, potatoes, carrots, on ions, and beef Wednesday, potatoes, red cabbage, and beef Thursday, pea soup, with pork Friday, potatoes, sauer-kraut, and edible fats Saturday, potatoes, beets, and edible fats. No meals are served on Sundays. Another kitchen was established by "The Dutch Society of Housewives," and is intended for the use of small salaried persons. Dinners are served in the restaurant for 12 cents, and for 10 cents If sent for. The dinners con sist of meat or soup, vegetables, and potatoes. The third kitchen was also started by private Initiative and is patronized by the better salaried persons, such as teachers, clerks, officers of the army, etc., who her* get a good square meal for 30 cents. A wen-Known Danker in a down, town restaurant was eating mush and milk. "What's the matter?" inquired a friend. "Got dyspepsia." "Don't you enjoy your meals?" "Enjoy my meals?" snorted the in dignant dyspeptic. "My meals are merely guideposts to take medicine be fore and after."—Knoxville Sentinel. The German Spirit. "Any restitution that Germany of fers to the allies will be offered, you may be sure, in the spirit of Gfriggs." The speaker was Edward Hunger ford the advertising expert. "Griggs and Miggs," he went on, "were kidnaped by bandits and shut up in a cave. 'They'll take every cent we've got on us,' moaned Miggs. "Every blessed cent.' "'They will, eh?' said Griggs, thoughtfully. "'They sure will.' "Griggs peeled a ten-spot from his roll. 'Here, Miggs,' he said, 'here is that ten dollars I've been owln' you for so long.'" Coming to GRAND FORKS Dr. Mellenthin SPECIALIST Now For His Seventh Year In* North Dakota He Does Not Use Surgery fcWill be at the HOTEL DACOTAH Friday and Saturday November lst-2nd Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. nr. Two Days Only No Charge For Examination Dr. Mellenthin is a regular prac titioner and graduate in medicine and surgery and is licensed by the State of North Dakota. He visits professionally the more important towns and cities and offers to all who call on this trip consultation and examination free, except the expense of treatment when so de sired by the party consulting. According to the doctor's method of treatment lie does not operate for chronic appendicitis, ulcers of the stomach, gall stones, tonsils or adenoids in any size. He has to his credit many won derful results in diseases of the stomach,liver, bowels, blood, skin, nerves, heart, kidneys, bladder, bed wetting, catarrh, weak lungs, rheumatism sciatica, leg ulcers and all rectal ailments. If you have been ailing for any length of time and do not get any better do not fail to call, as impro per measures, rather than disease are very often the cause of your long standing trouble. Remember above date, that ex aminations on this trip will be free and that his treatment is different. For further information address: 336 Boston Block, Mineapolis, Minnesota. Ting VOTE ssracn FOR JohnM.Baer Candidate for Re-election CONGRESSMAN FIRST DISTRICT He Stands on His Record of Loyalty Plus Con structive Statesmanship. He Has Made Good. Why Experiment? VOTE FOR JOHN M. BAER Meat Supplies* Harvesting and Threshing Crews Are lines we give special attention to. Get prices on Fresh and Cured Meats before buying. CITY MEAT MARKET RAY[D. KELLY, Prop. Phone*35 Notice to Farmers HE War Industries Board at Washington, fully realiz that food production and conservation must not be curtailed by lack of proper buildings on the farm, has recently ruled that*— No permit will be required for new Construc tion for farm purposes involving in the ag gregate a cost not exceeding $1,000, nor for repairs or extensions to existing buildings in volving in the aggregate a cost not exceed ing $2,500. New construction, costing more than $1,000 and essential to efficient farm management or increased farm pronuction, may proceed by securing a building permit from the proper state authority. The Government requests that skilled labor be used only where absolutely necessary—that wherever possible the work be done by the farmer and his own help—and that no new work be done except where absolutely needed. We have pledged our support to the Government in the ob servance of the above ruling. But we want to urge upon every farmer that the first consideration is increased food production and conservation. If a new building is needed to store grain or house hogs or stock so that food and feed will not be wasted, that building is a legitimate part of the war program. We have a complete stock of lumber on hand in our yards and immediately available for such purpose. Our farm building plans make building sure and economi cal. Cavalier County Lumber Company t"k 1 I "%4'.