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Judiciary Adopts Circuit System Three District Court Judges Sit in Newly Organized Second District Under the legislative enactment of what is known aB the' judiciary biil the three counties of Pembina, Cava lier and Walsh, in the northeastern "corner of the state no longer com pose what has since the early days of statehood been known a« the Seventh Judicial District. Since July 1st these three counties have formed a part of the Second District under the state judiciary re districting bill the number of dis tricts in the state has been reduced from twelve to six, while the num ber of district judges has been in creased from twelve to fifteen, the three additional being appointed by the governor to serve until the next general election. Under thiB enactment the Second District is now composed of the fol lowing counties Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Towner, Rollette, Pierce, Ben son, Ramsey, Bottineau, Renville and McHenry. The three judges having jurisdiction being Judge Knee8haw,of Pembina, Judge Butts, of Devils Lake, and Judge Burr, of Kenmare. A provision of the new law ia that no judge will appear in succession in any of the courts within the district The arrangement is what is known as the circuit system and from many of the incumbent judges is understood to work out more satisfactorily than the old plan they tatfve been working under Chicken Supper Saturday Night The Daughters of Isabella will serve a chicken supper in the Knights of Columbus Hall, on the evening of Saturday, September 27th, from five to eight o' clock, The menu will con* sist of chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing,cabbage, salad, pickles, jelly, apple pie, pumpkin pie, rolls and coffee John Mayerle is another Langdon resident who in the past week has sold his farm land holdings in this county at a top figure. His farm is located north of Osnabrock and a block of this, three quarter sections, he hai sold to Menno Liebeler of of this city for a consideration of $45 per acre. An adjoining eighty was sold at the aame figure to John Sebroeder. The International Auto Truck Why not move your farm to town. Figuratively speaking we can help you do this by selling you an INTERNATIONAL AUTO TRUCK. The Auto Truck shortens the distance to market by time. At the present high cost of labor no man cannot afford to consider the saving to be m^ide by the use of an Auto Truck. The I. H. C. Auto Truck makes possible the hauling to market, your crop before the winter sets in. When you learn the value of the auto truck on the farm, you will then agree that you cannot farm without it. The International Auto Truck is built Jor every day service. If you cannot agree with this statement ask the man who has owTned and operated one. When you are ready for a demonstration advise us. We will be pleased to send a truck out and show you how well adapted the I. H. C. Auto Truck is for farm purposes. The long weary trip'to town with the team is just an outing with the auto truck. Home Implement Co County Agents for The I. H. C. Auto Truck Langdon Loina Dresden Wales Two Banks Have Over Million Langdon's two national banks make an aggregate showing of deposits amounting to over a million dollars —$1,060,274 61. Their call state ments in their entirety show a most flattering condition of business along all lines at this season. Buys Herricks' Half Section In the past week William Herricks has sold a half section of his farm, lying northwest of Langdon to An ton Muhs, who is moving onto the place this fall with his family, com ing here from Montana, where he has been farming. The locality to which Mr. Muhs comes with his family Was his boyhood home, leaving here with his parents some twenty odd years ago for McMinnville, Oregon. Big Lothspeich Sale Oct. 8th Chas. Lothspeich is having the the bills printed for a big auction sale to be held at his farm north of Langdon on Wednesday, October 8th. It is as large a farm sale of really first class horses, cattle and farming machinery as will be held in this section of the county this fall. Auc tioneer Kieffer should have a big crowd of buyers when he sells the Lothspeich farming equipment. He is retiring owing to advanced years after a lifetime of successful farming in this state and Illinois. EightySeventh Birthday Mrs. Prinyer, oneftf Langdon's few remaining women of the early pioneer was the honor gueBt at a party ten dered on her eighty-seventh birthday at the Prinyer home last Friday after noon. Those who were present in cluded some fifteen or twenty of Mrs. Prinyner's more intimate friends among the ladies of Langdon and a most enjoyable afternoon spent by all. Mrs. Prinyer and her family came to this county from Kingston, Ontario at the time of the first set tlement of the county in the early eighties and homesteaded in Harvey. Over the Top in Army Drive Langdon only required an hour or Or two on Monday the opening day of the Salvation Army drive in order to do a whole lot better than go over the top with its quota of the $6,000 that had been apportioned to Cavalier county. Worker* in nearby towns all report having met with a similarly generous response. Mrs. W. R. Opie went to Fargo on Tuesday, expecting to spend the balance of the week there visiting with friend* of the family. Langdon's Sixteen Years Older "Billy" Pickering, who left here some sixteen years ago to locate in Saskatchewan'arrived back in Lang don last Saturday to once again work here at his trade as a carpenter. He has been farming out west but crop failures the past three years owing to drouth has started him driving nails again. He is pleased with the building outlook in Langdon this fall and says that the city's newly installed system of waterworks and sewerage gives a solid foundation for years of future growth and develop ment for Langdon. Auto Thieves at Munich Sheriff Thompson and States Attor ney Grimson were called over to Mu nich by a telephone message last Thrsday telling of a robbery in which the salesroom of the Munich auto and machine shop had been broken into. The loss includes thirteen new tires for automibles and a general clean up of all accessories and auto fittings they could get their hands on. So far there has been no recovery of the stolen property or capture of the thieves, who are thought to have been traveling over the country in a car. Pre-Nuptial Announcement Mr. and Mrs, Peter Berger, resid inga short distance north west of town, have invitations issued to the approaching wedding of their daugh ter, Miss Julia Elizabeth Berger, to Mr, Frank T. Bata, son of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Bata. The marriage, ceremony will take place at nine, o'clock in the forenoon on Wednes day. October 8th, at St. Alphonsus* church. The two families have been nearby neighbors in the same locality since its early settlement, which makes the happy event naturally one of considerable interest among quite a wide circle of their acquaintances. Argonne Post Organizes Tomorrow eveniog's meeting of the Argonne post of the American Legion, in addition to being for the the purpose of completing the perma nent organization of the post will also select delegates to attend a state convention of the legion to be held at Bismarck on October 16th and 17th. There will be an attendance of seve ral hundred of North Dakota's return ed soldiers at the gathering in Bis as in addition to the delegates at large from the seventy posts so far organ ized each post is entitled to a dele gate for every twenty-five members. A new stock of school tablet*, pens and pencils at the Democrat. LANQDON, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1919 Bank at Concrete Robbed Tuesday Safe Blowers Make Big Haul $3000 in Liberty Bonds and War Stamps Safe breakers have again this week for the second time within one month made a successful haul upon a bank, located almost within the bounds of Cavalier county. It was during the early morning hours of Tuesday, between two and three o'clock, when the noise of the explosion partly* aroused from slumber the sleepy townspeople of Concrete, to discover later when the days work was begun that the First State Bank of Concrete had been robbed, the entrance to th« vault being gained by the use of nitro glycerine and Liberty bonds and war savings stamps, the property of patrons, secured to the value of $3,000. The raid of the robbers only secured $27 in cash of bank funds as the bulk of the money carried by the bank at this season was protected by a time lock safe in 9ide the vault which they didn't take the time to attempt ts open. Entrance to the bank was obtained by the forcing open of a window at the rear near the vault. Tools in cluding a crowbar having been taken from a nearby elevator. To aid their making a successful get away all connecting telephone lines with the town had been cut and the job has in all of its detail* the earmarks of being the work of professional safe breakers. What had happened was not known until Cashier Erickson went to open up the bank at the usual hour Tuesday morning. The in surance which protects the bank will not cover the loss from safety deposit boxes of Liberty bonds and war stamps of private individuals. The robbery was committed upon practi cally the same lines as the one at the-'Edinburg bank only about a month or six weeks ago. Joe is Back on Old Job Joe Vleck is again one of Agent Boltoil's bunch of capable helpers at the Great Northern depot, taking the place of Cashier Cardinal, who is being sent by the company to take cherge of its depot at Morden, Man, Since leaving Langdon in the pre-war days, Joe and his brother, Ted, have both seen action overseas under Old Glory in the cause of freedom, Pat Shelp returned Saturday from Grand Forks, where he spent a couple of days on business connected with his boundary line railroad and other townsite interests at Maida, where the cron threshed this fall is making all lines of business good. Maida is expecting to make a new record for itself as a Cavaiier county grain mar ket by handling at least a half mil* lion bushels before the crop is all on the market. Abner E. Stait's Farm Sale On Wednesday of next week, Oct ober 1st there will be a large sale on the Abner E. Stait farm, four miles east of Hannah. The property that Auctioneer Kicffei- has listed for this sale includes 22 head of horses, prin cipally matched teams. 37 head of well bred young stock, with a thoro bred bull and several choice milch cows. The farm machinery equip ment is sufficient for operating a large farm and is complete in every detail. It is one of the reallv big sales of choice farm property to be held in that part of the county this fall. The.Stait farm has b*en leased for a term of years, its owner hav ing decided to retire to private life. KIEFFER'S FARM SALE DATES Sept 25—Bohn-Mutcher, Wales Sept 26—R Templeton, Hannah Sept 27—J. H. Mueller, Dresden. Sept 29—E. J. Foy, Langdon Sept 30—Abe Stait. Hannah Oct. 1—Frank Billiski, Moscow. 2—Joseph Hill, Wales 3—H. Washer bach, Dresden 4—J. K. Hamilton, Langdon Oct 6—John Platz, Wales Oct. 7—L Stremioh, Langdon 8—C. Lothspeich, Langdon •9—Fred Joachim, Minto Oct. 10—Otto Ettarman Wales. Oct. 13—C E. Webb, Wales Oct, 14—Edward Weis, Dresden Oct. 15—Wm. Crowl, Hannah. Oct. 16—T. Ullyott, Langdon. Oct. 17—Henry Dech, Langdon Oct. 21—Simon Fritz, Wales Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. The Democrat is headquarter* for school tablets, pencil, pen*, etc. Chance for Recovery Improves Leo P. Koehmstedt, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Koehmstedt, whose se rious injuries to the Bpine in an auto accident of nearly five weeks ago has confined him since that time in the Mercy hospital at Devils Lake, has in the past week advanced to what now gives hope of being a turning point in his hitherto critical and al most hopeless condition. Since the accident the body of patient, below the point of injury to the spine has been almost entirely without any sensation to pain or touch, but in the past few days the Bense of feeling has gradually been returning to both lower limbs, indicating that the nerve center of the spine has resum* ed its normal function. It will how ever be some time yet before the plaster cast can be removed from the back an any attempt be made to move him from the hospital at Devils Lake to his home in Langdon. The encouraging turn in Leo's condi tion is something that the family and friends alike feel thankful for. Rally Day Observance Rally Day observance by the chil dren of the Sunday school form a special feature in place of the usual order of service for Funday forenoon at the Presbyterian church, Both the children and their parents will be present in large numbers represent* ing Langdon and immediate vicinity if the weather is favorable and no doubt the seating capacity will be taxed to the limit. Kieffer's Fire Loss Adjusted Tony Kieffer, the Wales auctioneer stated while here Friday evening af ter the Clodt farm sale that the ad justment of his fire loss of a week ago will partially cover the loss when his barn on the Swinburn farm was struck by lightning. The nine head of horses, were the biggest item and these' along with oats and hay to gether with other live stock in the barn makes the destruction of pro perty by fire a heavy one. He expects to rebuild the barn this fall. Gets Appointed as Matron Mrs. Fleming R. May, who came h*re from her home in Washington to attend her mother Mrs. E. B. Frye, of Wales, in her last illness, has within the past week been tend ed and has accepted the appointment of matron of the state normal school at Minot. Mrs May went through oh Friday's passenger from Wales to assume charge of her duties at the leading educational institution of the western part of the state which opens next week for the. fall term. Over Half-Million at Osnabrock Osnabrock blossoms forth with financial statements of its two banks in response to the official call of September 12th showing an item of combined deposits that aggregate up wards of half a million dollars—the figures being $563,296.18, This is a showing that thus far over reaches all other towns in the county outside of Langdon and may be taken as a fair index of the increase in wealth and development of the whole county within the past year. The balance sheet of the resources and liabilities of the two banks have now grown to the substantial total of $738,131.83 7. 'v & u', NUMBER 10 Reunion K. of G. An October Event Will Observe Columbus Day With Big Fete Oct. 12 Elect New Officers Bishop Shanley council has arrange ments underway for quite an elaborate reunion on October 12th commemora tive of the date of the anniversary of the Discovery of America-by Chris topher Columbus, in whose honor the Knights of Columbus order receiver its illustrious name. The event will also be the occasion of the initia of a large class of candidates for membership in the order. The annual election of officers of the Bishop Shanley council, of the Knights of Columbus order, of Lang don. N. D., was held in the K. of C. Hall on Monday evening, September 22nd. There was a large and repre sentative attendance at the meeting of the council and the election result ed in-the following being named as the new officers for the ensuing year Grand Knight—John Sheehan. Deputy Grand Knight—J. B. Boyd Chancellor—Harold Dougherty. Recorder—E. J. Hughes. Fin. Sec'y—M. J. Backes. Treasurer—Simon Schefter. Lecturer—John J. Forrest. Advocate—John J, Power Chaplain—Father Corry. Warden—J, J. Robson Inside Guard—George Lothspeich. Outside Guard—L. Schoenbechler Trustee—Frank J. Segouin, named for a term of three years. The trus tees already in office and holding over are E. I. Donovan and John How'tz. Cashier Drews' Bank Robbed 0. A. Drews a former Munich bank cashier, was holding a similar position with the Chicago Lake State Bank, of Minneapolis at the time it was robbed of $7,000 last week. Mr. Drews was in Munich at the time looking after his crop and other in terests in that vicinity Fifteen Carloads of Sheep Calvin received its second shipment of Montana sheep last week—fifteen carloads numbering some 5,000 head In the same week nine carloads were received at Sarles from shippers in Montana and distributed among far mers of that vicinity The result should be a general clean up of all land foul with weeds through that section of the county. GREAT BARGAINS. Great bargains in improved anJ wild lands in the banner clover leaf county of Minnesota. Farmers are getting from ten to twelve bushels of clover seed to the acre and selling it for $40 to $44 per hundred, giving them from $250 to $300 per acre ont of their clover seed also have a few carloads of dry seasoned wood for sale. Write for lists and prices to the Shelvin Clover Seed Company, Shelvin, Clearwater Co.. Minn. 10 Get your tablets, pencils and other school supplies at the Democrat. 4802 FIRST NATIONAL BANK Langdon, North Dakota Capital and Surplus, $75,090.00 C.B. McMillan. President J. H. Bain, Vice-Pres't. L.L. Gardner, Cashier, J,L. Schwartz, Asst.Cashier General banking carried on consistent with sound and established banking practice. Interest paid on time deposits. Money to loan on approved security. Special attention given the require ments of the community we serve.