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VOL. XXXV. The Scotch Knocker Legion Post Men Endorse Bonus Act "Four-Point" Measure Given Approval—Home Talent Minstrel Show Langdon post of the American Le gion held an enthusiastic meeting Tuesday evening, at which among other things a unanimous endorse ment was given to the bill now be fore congress known aB the "Four Point Bonus Bill," which provides for aiding ex-servtce men and their families, where deceased, either with land settlement, home aid, vocation al training or cash compensation. Post Commander Kirkham was named as one of ths joint committee with Com'r R. B. Laing of the county board and C. E. Johnston of the Langdon Commercial club to se lect a prospective situ for a Soldier, Memorial Hall, commemorative of the service in the war of men who went from this county to serve with their country's colors. Sub-conr mittees were also selected who will ', seek the endorsement of other Cava •, lier county posts in the step taken and secure signatures to petitions that will be placed before the county board at its next meeting. The post named Tuesday the 27th inst., aB the date of their next session, at which the outline of the program for the Decoration Day exercises will be d« finitely decided on, also a start will ijjTkJe made in a move in which the fi^Langdon post plans the putting on of a home mins rel show. meet ing of the 27th will be along the line9 of an informal smoker. Vacancies in the official director ate of the post :were filled by the naming of the following electing Chaplain—Ed. J. Donovan. Serg't at Arms—Tracy Souch. Athletic Officer—.lohn Monette. Employment Officer—M. Kessler. Service Officer—Dewey Pierce. Hold Presbyterial at Milton The presyterial of the Woman's Missionary Societies of the Pembina presytery, comprising the counties nf Pembina, WaUh, Cavalier and Grand Forks counties holds a two daya meeting at Milton on May lUth and JL4th with Mrs. Porter of Calvin aa the preiidinji olllcer. The Democrat in Iwadquurtei* fur Hchool tablets, pencil, pen*, etc. Harness This Is What Every Farmer Is Thinking About at This Season of the Year Where the BEST harness is to be bought—the kind that has behind every strap the guarantee that makes your harness investment perfectly safe. The Scotch Knocker and Gopher Brand Harness are the best—skilled workmen and the best material are the two essentials in the making of the Best harness. and built to meet every requirement of the farmer, that is looking for QUALITY HARNESS. The BEST Harness at the BEST Price. Home Implement Co County Agents for The I. H. C. Auto Truck Langdon Loma Dresden Wales New Duties for Rev C. P. Drew Charged with the duty of recruit ing young men for the service of the church as ministers, Rev. Drew, of Langdon, has been named represen tative of the Life Service Depart ment of the Inter church work move ment for Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh counties. The ^appointment was made by Dr. E. Lee Howard of Fargo, N. D. It will be the task of Mr. Drew to select likely young men in the county who wish to enter the service of the church aB it is now co-ordinated by the lnter-church World Movement of North America. The importance of Mr. Drew's work is readily recognized when it is rea lized that all the church colleges and seminaries now existing in the United States are unable to supply the demand for paBtors and mission aries, or even to fill the places left vacant by those who fall sick and die or enter other business Binder's Invention on Market Bimler Bros., former Dresden and Langdon residents, who left here to enter into the hardware and imple ment business at Michigan, N. D., have this spring incorporated the the Bimler Bros., Manufacturing Co., which will place on the mar ket this spring the invention on which they secnred a patent last Septem ber for their invention the E.-Z. way gate fastner, a device to overcome the drawbacks of the wire gate and securely and easily fasten any gate made from any kind of flexible fence wire. They are both the manufac turers and patentees of the device and so far have orders and prospec tive orders that indicate the sales of this farm necessity will give them all the business thny can attenn to. Harlans Enjoy Texas Climate J. H. Harlan has written within the week from Harlingen, Texas, that himself and Mrs. Harlan were starting north fiom their winter's sojourn in Southern Texas. After a stay of some length at San Antonio they have toured the more impor tant point* in the Valley of the Low er Kio Grande, where they heve ween practically all of the Cavalier county colony and thoroughly investigated that section of the southland. Mr llsrlan returns home with hit* healLh HO greatly improved that it testifies unmistakably an to its climatic iuitli ties an a winter health resort for any who seek the warmth and Gopher Brand—both are HUH- shine for a safe raLreat from the rig or* of a North Dakota winter, SUDDEN DEATH ON MONDAY OF MRS. RALPH GHAPUT The funeral was held this forenoon from St. Alphonsus church at half past ten o'clock of the young wife of Ralph Chaput, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Venance Chaput, well known residents south of town. The death of Mrs. Chaput, which came with moBt unexpected saddness Monday at about ten oclock p. m.. followed her confinement, when their first child, a baby boy was born dur ing the afternoon, the short life reaching an end briefly before the passing away of the mother. When the end came surrounding the bedside with the heart broken husband were his parents, family relatives and the mother of his young wife, Mrs. Ger vais, who arrived on Monday's train fromFargo in response to a message telling of the critical condition of her daughter. The deceased, Antoinette Eliza beth Gervais, was twenty-two years of age and became the bride of Ralph Chaput on June 6th, 1919, the wed ding occruing in Grand Forks, their marriage being the happy culmina tion of an acquaintance that had ripened during the three years that Mr. Chaput had spent in Fargo while attending a commercial business course in college. The bereavement sustained is one of the saddest events that has befallen Langdon as a com munity in a long time. Kitty Due to Arrive April 30th Friday evening, April 30th is the date that has been decided on for the presentation of the three act com edy "The Arrival of Kitty." As this ia the second time this home talent play has been staeed here no extended mention is needed. There is an all star cast containing the footlight favorites of Langdon play goers and now is the time to make a mental reservation of Friday, April 30th as you cannot afford to miaa it. Pioneer of County Moves Away Alex Falconer,a well known early day resident of eastern Cavalier count v, who buck in the HO'* LANGDON, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL IS, 1920 •^v WUH one of the pioneer teachers Cavu lier county left on Tuesday'* train accompanied by bin niece, Mr*. Shan nun for (irandin, N. D., whern tliey will make an extended vi»(t uf the greuter |ntrl uf the •uniiner with re. latlve* uf the family. Maida-Concrete R'y Extension Gt. Northern Sends Man Over Proposed Route Expect Favorable Report J, B. Beauchamp was over from Olga on Tuesday and was accom pauied by J. A. Sanger, one of the department heads of the Gt. Northern railroad company who since arriving in Langdon a week ago has been mak ing a careful investigation of the country tributary to the proposed ex tension of the Concrete and Edinburg spur line through to the boundary line at Maida and the possible deve lopment of its resources in the way of mixed farming, by a greater diver sification of grain crops and a closer attention to dairy products. Mr. Beau champ stated that the Gt. Northern official found that these advanced features of present day farming were already keeping pace with other parts of the state in spite of the drawback in railroad facilities and consequent long haul to market and it is also expected that his report will draw attention to the peculiar adaptability of northeastern Cavalier county to Intensified farming along these lines. The visit of Mr. Sanger, sent out from the head office of the Gt. N. in St, Paul is naturally based upon the report sent in by Traffic Mana ger Griffin of the Dakota division at Gratid Forks, who attended the meet ing recently held at Grand Forks in the l'utherance of the project, which maybe taken as evidence of it being the G. N. intention to put the exten sion of the Concrete branch through ta the boundary line at Maida this summer. Though at present merely conjec tura it is evpected that grade from Ou.i'.irete at the foot of of the Pem bina mountain to Olga at the summer will be constructed over the old Hines survey which surmounts this the grade to the best possible advan tage in railroad building that it is possible to rind. Mona and Stil well are points that it is expected will be touched enroute to the new proposed terminus at Maida. Taking it for granted that tfie the report of Mr. Sanger is favorable to the extension of the line there is little doubt but what the survey will be made with the least possible de so as to complete the work of con struction in time for the marketing of this fall's grain crop. Working on Concrete Grade Graders are reported as having al ready started work on putting in repair the road bed and track of the spur line of railroad between Con crete and Edinburg, and which it is expected will be extended to the boundary line at Maida this summer. Activity as early in the season as this would indicate that there will be a big effort made to complete work on the extension so as to handle the crop this fall when it comes onto the market. Calvin to Build New School Glenila school district—and that includes the town of Calvin is—plan ing to vote on bonds and pave the way toward doing something worth while this year in building a new school building in Caivin, something that will prove adequate .o the needs of the town for some yenrs to come Calvin has the advantage of a cent, ral location and its new school build ing is certain to prove one of tne most substantial public improvements to be madi» in Cavalier county during the building season of 1920 Buys a Home in Langdon Monday of this week Fred S. Koehmstedt closed negotiations in which he became the purchaser of residence property at the north end of Sixth street owned by the LeBrun Bros,, and occupied hv Mr and Mrs. Ralph Lebrun, who are this spring removing east to make their home in the Province of Quebec. The prop erty has been recently built and has three and one half acre* that ha been laid out with the idea of I running a small poultry form It has everything that should make a com* fortnMe home in a residence part of the city (hut now a dav* i* "bowing rapid development among the hum* builders of Langdon. KIKFKKU'S AUCTION SAl.KS April lf Ambronh Ullyott, Harvey MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES IN CHARGE OF LEGION MEN Th#» Langdon post of the American Legion at a meeting held Tuesday evening at the rooms of the commer cial club in the Auditorium after dis posing of much talk pro and con aB to deferred payments on their state bonus and the question of a me morial hall to be erected as a tribute to the boys of this county who saw service in the war, also took steps that will inBure Langdon having an an appropriate program of exercises and due observance of Decoration day on the 30th of May, which this year falls on Sunday. The post commander, Major Judd H. Kirk ham and each of the hundred or more men whose names are on the muster roll, since their participation in the fight for freedom feel a personal re sponsibility in seeing that honor is done the memory of the boys who not only served but made the su preme sacrifice by giving their lives ing of golden stars on their flags which brings a bond of co-ope ration and sentiment in the day's ob- for their flag and their country. The !the Preliminary of the big event of churches, school and fraternal bodies have all alike shared in the garner-1 servance that should make it the iof more impressive to all. Langdon's wars and the boys who were over- Walhaila Man Dies at Omaha Robert Carrpbell, a Welhalla reei- through (jent disd at Omaha, Neb., on Easter Sunday morning while enroute to the Wcodman sanatarium at Colorado Springs, Colo., for treatment He had developed tuburcular trouble following an attack of measles and the Modern Woodman fraternity had interested themselves in his i-.ase. He was born in Walhalia in 1880 and leaves a widow and two sons. Others of the family are now located in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Oddfellows Anniversary Service Members oft the Langdon lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows will attend in a body the morning service of Sunday April ^5th at the Episcopal church when suitable ob servance will be given to the anni versary of the founding of the order by the pastor, Rev. C. P. Drew. The local 1. O. O. F. members will meet at their hall in the Langdon auditorim promptly at half past ten and march in a body to the church. Rural Carriers Examination Saturday, May 7th is the date of a civil service examination to be held at Municji of applicants for positions as rural mail carriers over routes running out of Hannah, Clyde and Munich. Under a new ruling of the department rural mail carriers after one year's satisfactory service are eligible for positions as clerks or car riers in first or second class post offices, railway mail service or other positions in the classified service S team8 first National Bank No. 4802 LANGDON, C. B. McMillan, President J. H. Bain, Vice-President JU*. NUMBER 39 Spelling Match Won by Women High School Defeated Both Oral and Written Tests by Club Women At the assembly hall of the Lang* don High School on Monday evening a particularly interesting evening's entertainment was given the people of Langdon in the Spelling Match in which the Woman's Club responded to the challenge that had been made them by the High School. It might be said that the event as it drew near had been the talk of the town, a fact that was further attested to by the size of the audience which con siderably overtaxed the seating ca pacity. After the singing of "America." evenin£ 8 contest- program, the written waB garner service the announced by Supt. Bonar who presided. This consisted of a list of forty words given the two comPosed soldier dead now number heroes who Annoncement of result showed that fought for flag and country in three seas with Old Glory in the World's! War will see that this year's exer ciaes on Memorial Day will bring to each and all of those present a true significance of what it should mean to every true hearted and patriotic citizen of the United States. of fifteen the woman'8 Mrs- Geo" M* members club and n»mber the same of stdents of the high school, Price of the club had a oerfect woman's score' with four tied for second place. These were Mrs. Ober of the woman's club and Misses Zelda Monroe, Edith Hamilton and Henrietta Satterlee of the high school. Additional words given the contestants for second place left Mrs Ober entitled to the honors and th« woman's club winners of the written preliminary of the match. Tha showing which the club wo men had made in the written contest was a correct forecast of their ability to win the match which lasted al most three quarters of an hour, the last fifteen of which put to the teat the qualifications of the spellers and steadily eliminated the high school team until Miss Zelda Monroe was the only remaining one left stand ing to face six of the club women, Mesdames Price, Ober, Stevenson, Donovan, Drew and Barker. The showing was such that the judges found the club to be winners of both first and second prizes in the oral contest. Consolation prizes of souvenir spoons were given six of the high school team who made the best show* ing in the match, the awards being made t,o Misses Zelda Monroe, Elsie Burnet, Eleanor Power, Margaret Stevenson, Ruby Godfrey and Henri etta Satterlee. The proceeds amount ing to upwards of $60 were given to the high school. Langdon Ready to Play Ball The Langdon base ball fans plan to put on their campaign drive for financing a team this week. Boost and dig, don't knock and grouch, It is planned to use the old ball ground back of the Court House at the start off of the season, while the location for a new diamond is being selected. Cheapest accident insurance in surance—Dr Thomas' Electric Oil. For burns, scalds, cuts and emer gencies. All druggists sell it. 30c and 60c. NORTH DAKOTA L. L. Gardner, Cashier J. L. Schwartz, Asst. Cashier TRONG and conservative on sound present day banking principles. Modernly equipped to handle all financial problems promptly and intelligently. Money to loan on approved security. Interest paid on time deposits. Exchange on all parts of the world bought and sold. Collections given prompt attention. Accounts of all persons or firms, large or small, welcomed. Establish your banking connection now ugainst the time when you will need its credit and protection.