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Disastrous Blaze Wipes Out
Business Houses at Kathryn The fire demon broke loose at Kath ryn Friday evening at about 9:30 and several of the most important busi ness buildings went up in smoke. Among them the Sheyenne Valley bank, the Thoreson-Runck general «tore, the Larson hardware and the •drug store and telephone exchange lo cated in the drug store. The fire is supposed to have started somewhere about the store room or the upstairs of the Thoreson-Runck building. Owing to the lack of ade quate fire protection the buildings were entirely consumed. How much of the stocks and fixtures were sav ed cannot be learned at this time on account of the lack of telephone com munication. The village had been preparing for better fire protection by having an artesian well sunk, but the piping to the business section had not been completed. The amount of insurance carried could not be learned, but it is sup posed to be about what is usually car ried. There is nothing to be said yet in regard to rebuilding, but there is every reason to believe this section of the town .will profit by having brick and concrete buildings to replace those destroyed. A conservative estimate places the loss around $50,000. Dakota Drug Co. Now Installing New Machine The new enlarging machine in the Dakota Drug Co.'s window is attract ing attention these days. They have been trying to get this machine for a year, but owing to the powerful lenses needed have been unable to get it before. The machine will be in stalled in a few days and will make any size enlargements from the small est of negatives. Getting it this time of year, the enlargement of a favor ite or pet negative makes a very suit able Xmas gift for a friend. After the new machine is installed, the Dakota Drug Co. expect to show in their win|they dows samples of the work done. That branch of their .business has develop ed wonderfully, and they are now em ploying two people in that depart ment alone, doing a big mail order business from within this state and surrounding states, Illinois, Iowa an»i California contributing. Funston Reviews Mm of Dakota's Regiment Fargo Forum: "General Frederick Funston was at Llano Grande and re viewed our division and it sure was a sight for most of our boys, the num ber of troops totaling over 10,000 men," says Lieut. R. Colley, of Company First North Dakota Infantry, writing to the Forum from Mercedes, Texas. "We marched over to Llano Grande to take our part in the review. There were nine regiments of infantry, sev eral batteries of artillery, quite a lot of cavalry and also hospital com panies, machine-gun companies and signal corps. "We have been kept busy with com pany and battalion tests during the last few weeks and I may say the re sults are proving very creditable for the First North Dakota. "Yesterday we had a big division hike of about six miles which gave us an opportunity to see our division march in heavy marching order. "We were given a demonstration of the fine shape our men are in last week in our company tests, when eacih company marched about 4% miles in from 50 to 58. minutes. No men fell out of this forced march and they were all in good condition when they got back to camp. This was done in heavy marching order. "The 'Second North Dakota,' con sisting of five men recruiting from the state, arrived in camp, and company was lucky enough to get a fifth of the recruits, i. e., one man. They have already attained fame, as Sergt. Ed. Peterson has composed a poem in their honor. "The weather is ideal down here. The nights are beautiful and moon light and very cool for sleeping. The days are also reasonable, and while it is quite warm yet, it does not tire one out so much. "Last Thursday we had one of Texas' celebrated northers. Wednes day was extremely warm and sultry but during the night a north wind sprang up and the temperature drop ped from 95 degrees to 45 degrees in a very f©w minutes. Consequently everybody was glad to wear a sweater on Thursday. "The change in temperature had a noticable effect on the men. They displayed more 'pep' and by Thursday evening several young football teams were in operation and lame backs and 'Charley' horses' are now the rage. "On account of some cases of para typhoid we received our first 'shot in the arm' of para typhoid prophy laxis yesterday afternoon. Conse quently some of the fellows are feel- TAiPPEN ELOPER HOME AGAIN Jamestown, Oct. 26.—Mary Riddle, pretty 16-year-old daughter of Fred Riddle, of Tappen, who eloped with F. Chance, now facing a grand larceny charge at Steele for theft of the Riddle machine, was located in Minneapolis today and returned to her home this evening. VOL. XXXVI—NO. 54. (Official County Paper) VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAiKOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1916. SEND YOUR GIFTS EARLY Washington, Oct. 27.—Cognizance of the allied blockade was taken by the postoffice department in recom mending to postmasters throughout the country at offices where interna tional money orders are sold to post notices advising patrons to purchase such orders intended for Christmas presents by Dec. 1, or as soon after that time as convenient. "During the continuance of the present war in Europe," says an order issued yester day. "all mails for or from the con tinent are subject to examination, cen sorship and delays in transit, even when the receiving or dispatching country is not actually participating in the conflict." Every year during December the public demand for international money orders is treble that of any like period during the year. Valley City Girl Weds Westhope Young Man The marriage of Miss Olivia Wagle, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Wagle, of the city, and John Condit, of Westhope, occurred Wed nesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Wagley home, on Normal avenue. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Sol heim in the presence of about 30 rel I atives and intimate friends of the fam ily, and attending the couple were J. P. Flynn, of Westhope, and Miss Mabel Trimbel, also of Westhope. The bride wore a pretty suit of brown broad cloth and carried yellow chrysanthe mums. I After congratulations were offered, a sumptuous wedding dinner was served at 12 o'clock, at which covers were placed for 30. Yellow chrysan themums were used in decorating and the color scheme was carried out in yellow and white. 1 In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Con dit left by auto for Westhope, where will make their home. Out-of-town guests at the wedding 'were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lien, of I Adams Mrs. Gilbert Anderson, of I Shinook, Mont., Mrs. Lien and Mfs. Adams both being sisters of the bride. Others present from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wagle and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson, of Jam estown, Miss Mabel Trimble and J. E. Flynn, of Westhope. The bride is a well known Valley City young woman. She is a gradu ate of the State Normal school and last year taught domestic science in the schools at Oakes. Previous to that time she taught at Westhope, An amoose and Litchville. The groom has been a resident of Bottineau coun ty for a number pf years and for the past eight years has been in the auto mobile business at Westhope. Mrs. Gilbert Anderson, who came from Chinook, Mont., for the wedding, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lien, of Adams, remained over in the city for a longer visit, and the other out-of town people who were here for the ceremony returned to their homes Wednesday afternoon. Valley City friends of the couple extend to them best wishes and con gratulations. NOLTIMIER FESTIVAL A BIG SUCCESS On Friday evening Noltimier town ship staged its second fair and harvest festival«. The only hitch in the whole event was that the crowd was so large that a good many were forced I to stand up in the halls during the pro gram. The agricultural and home products displays were exceptionally good, far better than last year. Ten prizes in cash were given. The first prize of $5 went to Miss Esther Koenig the sec ong prize of $2.50 went to Fred •Schroeder for his chicken display, Eight other prizes of $1 each went to I the fo| owing: Victor Hoffman, pota toes Conrad Hoff, Sr., honey Miss Prlebe, embroidery Mrs. Carlson, em broidery Irma Marshall, pumpkin Fred Burns, manual training exhibit, Mary Fisher, crocheting and Ella New man, apples. Special mention must be made of the chicken and duck displays. Ev ery chicken and every duck was pure ibred. There were total of ten ex hibits in this line. The manual training and school sew ing and crocheting displays deserve special mention. Marvin Montgomery and Clarence Bruns exhibited Scotch collies. The program was very good. Music was furnished by the girls' chorus, Miss Koenig, Miss Schulz and Miss Pfusch. The speakers were State Supt. E. J. Taylor, Prof. C. B. Waldron, Prof. M. C. James and Miss Clara Lar 'son. I Louis Noltimier was the chairman of the evening and did the honors. Mr. Noltimier was chairman at last year's fair and we hope to see him in the chair at every fair for years to come. This fair is a concrete example of what consolidation will do for any dis trict. BIG RETURN FROM RYE. Glenburn, Oct. 26.—T. D. Willis, of Elm. township, received $2,425 from one quarter section of rye this year. This is an excellent showing for one quarter section and Mr. Willis is show ing his confidence in the land to re peat by buying another quarter sec tion, having recently purchased land located a short distance (rom his present farm. THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD Former Valley City Man to Salt Lake Robert Menke, of Sanborn, was in the city Tuesday and Wednesday, re turning to Sanborn Wednesday even ing. Mr. Menke was formerly with the Siegfried pharmacy in this city, and has accepted a position with the Hercules Powder Co., of Salt Lake City, where he will be assistant chem ist. He will leave for Salt Lake City about Nov. 1 and will take charge of his new position Nov. 10. The Misses Lois Pierce and Dor othy Blunt, of Bismarck, visited in the city the early part of the week as the guest of Miss Carrie Oppergard and Miss Gladys Pierce. They stop ped over here on their way to Bis marck from Minneapolis, where they have been spending the past two months. Jamestown Capital: C. W. Strayler, of Valley City, is spending several days in the city visiting friends illlllllllilllllllll Mr. Sowden was born in Cornwall, England, in the year 1845. He came to this country in 1869, living for some years in Detroit, Mich. He was mar ried in the year 1870 to Miss Annie Morris, and in 1881 they came to North Dakota to make their home, residing here since the early days. Mr. Sow den lived on a farm 25 miles southeast of Valley City, and later had charge of Marsh's mill, moving to Valley City in 1909, the family now living in Grang er's second addition. Mr. Sowden leaves to mourn his death a wife arid seven children, Mrs. Neil McKay, Mrs. Alfred Algeo, Mrs. James Burchill, Mrs. Jas. Weaver, Mrs. John Benson, Miss Alice Sowden and one son, Will Sowden. He also leaves 25 grand children and one great grandchild. Mr. Sowden was a member of the Masonic lodge at Hope. Funeral services were held on Wed nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, Rev. Vermilya, of the M. E. church having charge of the ser vices, and interment was made in the Woodbine cemetecy. HOME COUNTY ENDORSEMENT Get this: There is only one office on the state ticket in which the peo ple of Cavalier county take a real persona^ interest. You will find it on the nonpartisan school ballot. Cav alier county will as a duty cast a practically solid vote for N. C. Mac donald, for the office of state superin tendent of public instruction. Not al together that Mr. Macdonald will be so greatly in need of this said vote in order to ensure his election, but it is a home endorsement which natural ly means much to one who has so well and entirely by his own effort earned the honor that will be conferred on him on election day.—Langdon Cour ier-Democrat. VALLEY CITY NORMAL SUES SCHOOL BOARD Bisbarck Tribune, Oct. 27.—The Valley City Normal has a claim of $1,000 against the board of education of Valley City for the tuition of 150 city children who attended the Nor mal's model training school last year. The board of education refuses to hon or the claim, on the grounds that the pupils attended the Normal school without obtaining permission from the board or other proper authority. The board of regents has asked the attor ney general to institute action for the Normal and suit will be filed in the Barnes county district court against the Valley City board of education. The 1915 legislature provided that in towns where Normal schools are established city pupils may attend the Normal training school, and the board of education shall pay $2 per month for each pupil who takes advantage of the model school. Last year 150 Val ley City young people attended the Normal school. When a bill, approxi mating $1,000, was presented to the Mrs. Booth Injured by Auto Spill at Hastings Ask Our Customers if in doubt where to do your banking busi ness—depositing, borrowing, savings or anything else in banking service—ask some one who has done business with us. llllllllllllllll Barnes County Pioneer Passes Away Monday George Sowden, a pioneer of Barnes county, passed away Monday morning at 2:30 after a. long illness, death be ing due to kidney trouble, from which he has suffered for the past year. Many new customers have come to us through the recommendations of old ones. We feel pretty sure that the client you ask will be a satisfied one. Marion Sentinel: A very unfortu nate accident occurred last Saturday^ evening when a Ford auto of the Mar^ ion livery, containing Mrs. H. F. Hal vorson and her mother, Mrs. A. Booth, and Ben Froemke and Arthur Hansen, driver, went over an embankment, turning completely over. Mesdames Booth and Halvorson were returning to Valley City and when about ten miles north of Hastings they met a car coming from the opposite direc tion. They were on a high embank men, and in trying to make room for the other car to pass, came too near the edge with the result that the car topped over. The light on the car coming towards them blinded the driver, and the road is very narrow at this place, not wide enough for two cars to pass. Mrs. Booth suffered a broken collar bone, Mrs. Halvorson was uninjured, while Messrs. Froemke and Hansen both suffered minor in juries. It does not pay us to have any other kind. BANK OF VALLEY CITY Voters to Be Greeted With Ballot Shower When the festive voter sallies forth on electiion day to cast his vote, or votes, he will be handed a collection of ballots by the judge of election. The collection consists of five ballots which range in size from the little nonpartisan school ballot 4x10 up to the regular blanket affair which meas ures 15x36. On the large ballot is found four columns, one each for the republican nominees, democratic, socialist and individual nominations. There is the referendum ballot containing two propositions, repeal of mill tax for ter minal elevators, and definition of crime of bootlegging. The amend ment ballot provides for voting on es tablishing a normal school at Dickin son, and for a second state hospital for the insane. There is a nonpar tisan judiciary ballot and nonpartisan school ballot for the men and a non partisan school ballot for women vot ers. The county auditor of Barnes coun ty has prepared ballots to accommo date 32,000 voters. It requires about a ton and a half of paper for the bal lots of this county. At the present price of paper the bill for the ballots required for the whole state will amount to a tidy sum. For the whole country an enormous sum. TAX PENALTY ATTACHES NOV. 1 Nov. 1 an additional three per cent penalty will be added to delinquent taxes, totaling a ten per cent penalty for unpaid assessments levied for 1915. If the delinquen: taxes are not paid before the second Tuesday in Novem ber, the real estate will be offered for sale to recover the tax and expense incurred. The personal property, taxes have been turned over to Sheriff Kelly for collection. These taxes will be col lected as rapidly as possible and each levy will include a penalty and col lection fee. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jenson are the happy parents of a fine little baby daughter, born Friday at Riverside hospital. Mrs. Jenson and the new baby are reported as doing nicely, and congratulations are extended. board of education for their tuition, the latter refused to pay, claiming that it had no knowledge of this number of pupils attending the Normal school that full provision had been made in the city schools for the education of these boys and girls that no decrease in expense had been made possible through the attendance of these young sters at the Normal school, and that the payment of the $2 per month tui tion fee would result in levying a double tax upon the school district for one service. The law is silent upon these points. It requires no notification of fir per mission from the local board of edu cation. It merely decrees that the board shall pay a fixed sum for every pupil who chooses to attend the Nor mal. No other Normal-town board of education has yet contested payment, and the case will attract interest throughout the state. One Cent Sale Was Biggest Ever Held The Dakota Drug company reports that their one-cent sale of Friday and Saturday was a remarkable success, the biggest they have ever had, and that Times-Record advertising was re sponsible for its success. One of the leaders in the amount of goods sold was the coffee and tea at one cent a pound. This was a new venture for this energetic firm and a new line for drug stores in this part of the country, although drug stores in larger cities of the east have sold them for years. When Mr. Sigurdson told us about the amount he had on hand of these two items it seemed to us almost fabulous, but today he tells us that it was sold out entirely by 10 o'clock Saturday morning and that if they had had it they could have sold three times the amount they had. They assure us, however, 'that they' will not get caught that way on their next sale. Cuba District Fair Proves Big Success A number of Valley City people were in attendance Monday at the district fair of the Cuba district, a large crowd being present. There were splendid exhibits of grains, vegetables, can ning, baking and sewing. The Valkota male quartet, composed of Messrs. Hunt, Zimmerman, Buckwalter and Meyer, sang, and Prof. James, better farming agent, gave a talk on poultry. Miss Clara Larson talked on food values, and speeches were made by Prof. Goodier, County Superintendent of Schools Miss Nielson and Deputy O. A. Barton. The patrons of the school furnished refreshments, and in the evening the school gave a Hallowe'en play. The pupils' band played, and with a fine program the day was alto gether a most pleasant one. NEW ROCK FORD GIRL LEAVES HOME OF PARENTS New Rockford, Oct. 30.—Some time Wednesday night Martha, the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Iverson, disappeared from her home here and has not as yet been heard from. Miss Iverson was a student in the local high school and was a favor ite with her school mates. On the night she disappeared she attended the theater with a girl friends and re turned about 10 o'clock and went up stairs to her room. A few minutes later her mother heard her come down Mr. Iverson heard an automobile drive away during her. absence and the parents think she went with some one in an automobile. She had of late been receiving letters from some un known person and the day she left she received a letter postmarked at this city, but they have no idea who was corresponding ivvith their daughter. When she left home she wore a white blouse waist and a checked coat and a maroon hockey cap. She has a fair complexion and is about five feet five inches tall, has blue eyes, brown hair and weighs about 130 pounds. The police of the surrounding towns are requested to look out for a girl of this description and the par ents will appreciate any information leading to her identification. Nation-Wide Straw Vote to Name Next President For the past three weeks the mem bers of the National Association of Rexall Druggists to the number of 8,000 have been taken a ballot of their customers and have already recorded the political views of over 2,500,000 voters drawn from all walks of life. The results of this ballot in 8,000 hamlets, villages, towns and cities, ranging in population frojo 100 to 6, 000,000, are forwarded by mail and telegraph daily to the national head quarters of the Druggist's Association in Boston. There the results are tab ulated and the returns reported back to the 8,000 members. Before the official balloting takes place, the name of the president-elect of the United States will be announced in all the Rexall stores. By special arrangement with the Dakota Drug Co. the results of the straw vote, which includes a represen tative poll of Valley City will be an nounced in the Times-Record later, and will be published simultaneous ly all over the United States, in the leading newspapers and by announce ment in the Rexall stores. FORMER NORMAL TEACHER IN GOOD NEW YORK JOB Miss Alice Welles Benham, who In 1911 had charge of the department of reading and expression at Valley City Normal, and has since held a similar position in Bishopthorpe Manor school South Bethlehem, Pa., last year pass ed highest in the New York city tests for teachers of elocution. She now has charge of the elocution work in two annexes of the Julia Richman high school for gins, at a beginning salary of $1,750 per annum. Her present ad.for dress is 262 West 77th street, New York city. Courtenay Gazette: S. N. tVeinkauf autoed to Valley City last week and visited the Fred Burleson family. The Dort made the round trip without a stop. W. L. Lockwood left Friday morning for Kansas City, Mo., on a three weeks' trip. ESTABLISHED 1879 Equity Gets Its Packing Charter Fargo, Oct. 26.—The charter for the Equity Co-operative Packing Co., has been issued by the secretary of state, placing the company that will build and operate a plant in Fargo, in posi tion to proceed with its work as rapid ly as possible. The application for the charter was made several weeks ago, the charter being delayed pending the clearing up of several points as to the co-opera tive features. The company's charter authorizes it to build, construct, buy, lease or oth erwise own, operate and maintain packing plants, slaughter houses, stock yards and cold storage plants to raise, buy, sell, export, import and deal in cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry and all other animals used for food pur poses to wholesale and retail meats and other merchandise to buy and sell hay, oats, flour, bran, corn and all grains, grasses and cereals to buy sell, import and export fruits and vegetables and their produce and to cultivate the same and all other agri cultural products to pickle and pre serve fruits and vegetables and to manufacture soap. The board of directors is to be com posed of seven, those named in the original articles of incorporation be ing M. P. Johnson of Tolley, A. M. Baker, Fargo C. J. Lee, Valley City Anthony Walton, Minot B. M. Casey, Lisbon J. C. Bergh, Hendrum, Minn., and J. C. Leum, Mayville. The capital stock is placed at $1, 000,000, divided into 40,000 shares of $25 each, and the dividend rate to stockholders is placed at eight per cent. Death of Young Man's Father Hastens Wedding Monday afternoon at 3:30 Floyd Er rol Drake and Miss Lydie Bertha Nol timier, both of Alta, were united in marriage by the Rev. Willard Crosby Lyon at the Congregational parsonage. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Noltimier. The groom is a nephew of Mr. Claspell, of Oriska. In spite of the joy that always attends the uniting of two young lives there was unusual sadness on this occasion due to the fact of Mr. Drake having received that morning word of the sudden death of his father in Indiana. The wedding had been planned for next week and the young people were going to live on the old homestead in the southeastern part of Indiana. They left last night on No. 2. Miss Cook Back From Wiliiston The North Dakota Library associa tion has just completed its eleventh annual meeting at Wiliiston. The as sociation will meet in Valley City for its twelfth annual meeting, an invita tion having been extended them by the library board, the Normal library and the Commercial club. The asso ciation meetings were held at Willis ton from Oct. 26 to 28, and the officers chosen for the coming year are as follows: President, Alfred Steele, Jamestown vice president, Nellie Ol son, Mayville sercetary-treasurer, Winnie Bucklin, Fargo executive com mitee, Adah Durand, Grand Forks, Lil lian Cook, Valley City. At the meeting Miss Jeanette Drake, of Sioux City, Iowa, was the principal speaker. Miss Lillian Cook, of the public li brary, who attended the meeting, re turned to the city on Sunday evening. RECRUITING UNDER WAY AT NEW ROCKFORD NOW New Rockford, Oct. 28.—Captain Solum, of Company F, Mandan, and Corporal Robert Dinehart, of Company H, Jamestown, are in the city to try to arrange for the recruiting of a number of additions to the First in fantry of the state. They want to se cure about 20 men down to the border and gain military experience so they can come home from this city and have them go and assist in the organ izing of a company for this city. North Dakota will have to furnish two additional regiments, and this will give a number of towns the op portunity of having a company of their own and they believe that this city should have one of them. They think some of the young men should enlist now and get some practical experience before the company is formed. Capt. Salum was in Mercedes, Ter., and he says the condition of the North Dakota troops there was ideal and there was not a case of typhoid fever during the entire time they were there. He is the democratic candidate for secretary of state in the fall election -and his absence at the border hs interfered with his campaign. I The regular monthly meeting of the Missionary society of the First Con gregational church was held Wednes day afternoon in the church parlors. There was a very good attendance, and the members began the study of South America, which will be taken up the year. An interesting and in structive program was given. Those in charge of the program were the members of the regular missionary committee, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Blanch and Mrs. S. H. Cook, and assisting were Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Craswell. Delicious refreshments were served at the close of the program, those on the I serving committee for the afternoon being Mrs. John Enerson, Mrs. S. Mrs. J. E. Featherstone was a "'argo visitor Saturday to spend the day.