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VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA
C. E. GREENWOOD
——. speech at St. Paul. Wells always has
.• Subscription, $1.50 a Year, in Advance his publication bristling with humor,
—7~ T7T~ and by standing pat he anticipates he
",™r:nteied at the Postoilice in Valley htve something to drive away dull
the state was divided, all but one over
subscribed its share. In one township
of Barnes county every farmer was a
This, after a poor crop year—a sec
ond poor crop year—is doing mighty
well, and Minnesota is proud of its
Another tribute to North Dakota
comes in the statement of the mayor
of Charlotte, North Carolina, where
thirty-five hundred North Dakota mili
tiamen are training along with other
troops from the farther Northwest,
that it has not been necessary to ar
rest a single man for any infraction
of the civil law, and that "we take off
our hats to the fine fellows of Camp
Greene, who by their manliness, cour
tesy and circumspect conduct have
won the hearts of our people."
ONE PRACTICAL WAY TO HELP
Duluth Herald: The two hundred
traveling men who at Bismarck have
voted not to patronize any hotel or
eating place that does not comply with
th6 directions of the food administra
tion by having its wheatless and meat
less days showed one very practical
way to help win the war.
If there is any hotel or eeating place
that refuses to do this simple duty,
the way to treat it is pointed out by
.these loyal North Dakota traveling
We doubt very much if there is such
a hotel or eating place but it is very
certain that when this plan is gener
ally adopted, as is phould be, if there
are such places now there will not be
such places long.
Winona Independent: The only
trouble with college life is that the
men out on the athletic field ought
to be in their rooms studying, and the
men in their rooms studying ought to
be out on the athletic field.
:r 1 te—to
REPAIRING THE MINISTER
Covington, Ind., .Republican: The
Rev Eli Perkins called on t#e Wom
an's Sewing crcle yesterday'and they
mended his trousers while he waited.
THE BEST UNION LABEL
Chicago News: The greatest union
label in the world is the American
flag. It symbolizes the union of all
free men for democracy.
We are not anticipating eatless
days, but days when it will be advis
able to eat less.
W. A. Wells, formerly in the news
paper and land business at Litchville,
The Place to Boy
The Place to Sell
Anything of value. Will buy
or sell on commission
If you are looking for housesor
lots in our city we sure can
suit you. No trouble to show
prospective buyers our city.
12 hard and soft coal
stoves, all in good repair.
SECOND-HAND GOODS ON
HAND AT ALL TIMES
Fourth Street, Just West of the
Valley City Furniture Co.
and now publisher of ihe Review at
Battle Lake, Minn., has been served
I with notice to retract or stand suit for
libel for publishing an article charging
six per cent.
Of the fourteen districts into which..stances right here in this town of peo-
A. C. Townley with malting a seditious
care during the winter months when
Baitle lake is frozen over and he can't
drop a line to a single fish.
0\er in Steele county the county
scat is at Sherbrooke, in the center
of the county, byt there is no rail
,'ioad there. They, are going to vote
on the proposition of getting to a
railroad with the capital, the probable
selection being Finley. After they
acquainted with the roalroad per
haps they will want to move back.
Those enthusiastic educators at Bis
marck who advocated the retention of
teachirfg German in the schools, no
doubt had a reason. Possibly they
wanted peace messages -in that lan
guage for the people where it couldn't
BULLY FOR N'ORTH DAKOTA
Duluth Herald: Since there was effect is in reality a tax. The increase
criticism of North Dakota's participa- is not held by the postofflce depart
tion in the first Liberty Loan, it is ment, but turned over to the U'. S.
only fair to note that there certainly treasury. In this way you are sup
can be no criticism of its part in the porting the government without feel
second Liberty Loan.
The increase in postage which takes
ing the tax.
Assigned a quota of six million dol
lars, North Dakota seems to have sub
scribed more than ten million and a Theie- is still need of caution to
There- is still need
half—an over-subscription of seventy- many who are doing the buying far the
a1/1 1, j-vl +li r.«r n«m
household. We'll bet there are in-
pie taking home a whole pound of but
ter or bacon at once.
The rankest act against conserva
tion is for joy riders to continually j-r
when gasoline is becoming so scarce.
Note also the analogy between going
out riding and "nobody home."
Just as we were beginning to be
lieve the Italians were real macaroni
the dispatches came announcing they
were all to the spaghetti.
The coal dealers, declare there is a
shortage of coal, but the weather man
gives assurance there will be no short
age of cold weather.
This is a good time to pitch thet
foreign languages out of the schools
and tack up a 3-R schedule.
If fuel gets much scarcer we will all
be scrambling for a place in the sun.
It only takes ten letter stamps now
to look like thirty cents.
The Eyetalians could not see their
danger—that was what caused all the
Bryan's Commoner—The next reve
nue bill that congress will be asked
to pass in order to, irieet the extraor
dinary expenses of the war will have
to take larger slices of the excess war
profits. This is not only simle justice,
but sound sense. We cannot afford to
industries in this country
that, in the future would have the
same reasons for becoming war propa
gandists that Krupps had in Germany.
Outlook—Freedom of speech, wheth
er in college, pulpit, press or street, is
subject to the same fundamental limi
tations as freedom of other activity. A
man has no more right to 'use his
tongue to the injury of his -neighbor
or his country than he has to use his
fist to their injury. The right of free
speech' does not mean irresponsible
speech. The right of free press does
not mean irresponsible printing.
Springfield Free Press Roosevelt
has four sons in Uncle Sam's army
and offered to go if they would let him.
If this is "a rich man's war and a poor
man's fight," Teddy must be a poor
man, although generally credited with
being worth aMeast a million.
Detroit Free Press In time the
American people may be able to adopt
the European standard of housewarm
ing which in many cases consists of
burning a few leaves in a box stove
once a week. It is all in getting used
to it, we suppose.
Eau Claire Telegram—No evidence
was repuired to demonstrate that the
days, of La Follette's usefulness ended
some time ago. Whether he stays in
the senate or is expelled, he can be
.expected to accomplish nothing but
harm to the country.
Edinburgh Statesman—A new slang
expression, "Can the Kaiser," has re
cently come into popular use, and is
expected to be the watchword of the
American troops. "Can" is used in
the sense of hermetically sealing the
kaiser to prevent his further activi
New Orleans News—With each new
revelation of its rottenness and treach
ery the German autocracy is filled with
fresh surprise at the world'3 failure to
love and appreciate it.
Charleston News and Curier—There
are people in Germany who have come
to the conclusion-that one peck of po
tatoes is worth more than the most
wonderful dream of empire.
Chicago Herald—"I was buying Lib
erty bonds" will be a complete answer
years hence to the question, "What
were you doing to help win th6 war?"
Kansas City Times Suggestions
for a pacifist coat of arms. "La Fol
lette rampant on a field of yellow."
Omaha Bee—Stern discipline, regu
larly applied, is the only hope for Rus
sia and the Russians.
New York Sun—Either it won't re
main all wool or it won't remain a.
I Pittsburgh Dispatch That extra
cent in postage may head off a lot of
THE WEEKLY T(ME3-RECOKU, VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA
SOME READABLE VERSE
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
When I was a boy I used to go
Across the fields, where an unseen foe
Was waiting in amubsh to give me
Oh, I was brave and my cause was
I carried a gun that my daddy made,
And a sword as sharp as a hero's
And a deadly dagger that Bill Brown
So I clattered away to*r the battle
And I dreamed, as I marched away to
That the world would ring with my
My gun was made out of whittled
That, I take it, is understood—
And I had no bullets or powder flash,
So to show the foe was a1 man's sized
But the crouching enemy never knew
Twas a wooden gun with an aim un
And when I'd march to the bloodless
He'd always scamper and hide away.
Ycu see, my name 'most took his
And he'd shudder and shake wejl nigh
'Most every day I would organize
A squad of soldiers about liiy size—
Once there were five in my company,
A goodly sight for the folks to see!
So did I lead my daring band
To the hidden foes Ejcross the land,
And Solly Wittig's old red drum—
With a broken head—just made things
If- there had been moving pictures
Ere now you'd have seen by gallant
Today there marched along the street
Some bronze-faced boys with rhyth
It took me back to the long ago,
When I marched to conquer a bristling
And oh, I wished! were marching, too,
Under the brave Red, White and Blue!
I longed to go. But I had to stay,
For my step is slow and my head is
So I doffed my hat and sent forth a
For those stalwart boys, who must do
—W. J. Griffin.
HELPING THE KAISER
If you want to kill more men,
If you want to kill more men
And prolong'tBe'war why then
Knock the president again—
If yoji hate humanity—
Knock the plan to, build aircraft,
Start false riiinors about graft,
Take a wallop at the draft—
If you want Old Glory beaten—
Give the war tax laws a jar.
Howl about troops sent afar.
Be a coward, as you are—
But if you're for the flag—
Give a yell!
Cheer the boys'in khaki clad.
Thank the* Lord this chance you've
Tel smash the kaiser, murder mad—
Give him hell!
—V. Y. Dallman in the Chicago Herald.
When Mary .murmurs to her beau
"I never paint and powder, Joe,"
And when she says "I don't care much
For ice cream, soda, gum and such,"
That's a camouflage.
When Father says: "My friend, Tom
Is ill I'll have to go to town."
A game is on—just put that down
When Sister Susie says "Me wed
That Archie Smith, the poor saphead?"
It's almost sure they'll wed all right,
And settle down some day, despite
The* word, I've heard, mdans merely
And now I'll have to end this stuff,
My chauffeur's waited long enough.
GOING THE ROUTE
The farmer raised his wheat and rye
And held his crops for prices high.
Remarking, "That's the farmer's biz."
And he gbt his.
The speculator cornered grain
And turned it over for his gain
And laughed with glee as prices riz.
And he got hisv
The miller turned it into flour,
And so it traveled, hour by hour!
Of many a man, the story is, .,
That he got his..'
The ultimate consumer -sought
A shop and paid for what he bought
So much it made his poor tyrain whiz
As he got his. —Washington Star,
CONSERVE MEAT EATS
Become a vegetarian
And live on beans and beets,
And.4ive-.on spuds and onions
And those prolific eats
The while they are in season
Be happy as a clam,
With the health they will bring you,
And help your Uncle Sam.
The hardest task
For tongue or pen
Is to tell what
To eat and when,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
There is so much that must be done
extra this year that one hardly knows
what to do first. But we must not for
get-the needy work in our own land
and especially in our own city. If we
do not look after the poor in our own
bounds they will not be looked after.
This is clearfy our job.
The Associated Charities has been
organized to do this very thing. This
organization co-operates with all be
nevolent societies in Valley City and
does away with neglect on tlie one
hand and duplication of effort on the
other. As the winter season approach
es there is need for the following ar
Underclothing for women.
Shoes for both boys and girls be
tween the ages of 8 and 12.
These articles may be left at any
of the following places:
Mrs. W. E. Shrum, chairman, 214
Cla^l J. Olsen, president, at The Fair
C. C. Chaffee, treasurer, at Chaffee's
A.' generous response is confidently
expected for the need is a large one.
VALLEY C!TY IRON 4 METAL CO.
We are buying up ail kinds of junk,
.'dbber, tires, copper and brass. Scrap
iron1 in small lots and carloads. High
est prices paid. Rags, magazines, pa
per. Calls promptly answered. We
want 1000 tons of iron. Inquire for
prices. Phone 330.
Across the street at the postofflce a
big. bunch of letters are accumulating..
They bear two-cent stamps when ac
cording to the latest postal regulations
three Cents are required. After all
-he publicity about the matter in the
Times-Record (and everybody reads
the Times-Record) it seems strange
that people should forget to comply
with the rules and regulations of the
postoflice department. This will cause
this mail to be sent back where it
bears a return address, and in case
there is nonreturn directions it must
be' held. Not only will this cause de
lay. in transmission, but extra work in
a large volume will be thrown upoq
postoflice employes. All day so far
people have been bringing letters to
mail and asking for two-cent stamps.
The" obliging clerks have headed off a.
big lot of thoughtless patrons, but
thefe seems to be a large percentage
yet whose foresight is not as igood as
their hindsight. If you are one of the
forgetful stamp buyers, reform.
I want to buy horses 6 to 9 yeare
old, any color except white. Must be
sound. Weight from 1100 up. H. E.
McCready, Valley City. dwtf
Sanborn Enterprise, 'Nov, 1.—The
coW put sin end to plowing earlier than
usual this year
Mr! Mead has rented the Hood farm
north of Mf. S. Stinson's.
The Hannemann family has moved
to their new farm east of Rogers.
Oliver Brobst has been busy the
past week hauling grain to the San
Hans Harstad has rented the Grady
land and will put in a section next
Mr. and Mi s. James Rodman have
moved onto the Storm farm east of
Hans Christiarison did not close the
deal for the Grady farm but has
bought' the Sweet farm.
Carl Barsness has returned from
Northern Minnesota where he has
been in search of a homestead.
Mr. and Mrs. James Rodman, Mrs.
R. W. Menke and son, Everett, visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stinson
N. J. Olsen, A J. Linn and Louis
Malm have canvassed Stewart town
ship in the interest of the Liberty
Quite a number from this vicinity
attended the Frank Lannon sale. We
are informed that Mr. Lannon did not
sell his horses as they did not go higlr
enough to suit him so he stopped the
Frank Neustel has gone to Robin
son, N. D., to visit his parents. He
expects to return in about ten days
and will help Mr. Cassatt this winter.
Mrs. S. J. Aandahl and son spent
the week visiting at the Lawry and
Stinson homes. Mrs. Aandahl and son
expert to leave for California on
On Wednesday evening. Oct. 24th a
crowd gathered at the home of R. W.
Menke, ft being a "surprise on their
son, Henry, Jr. Those attending wese
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Christianson and
sons, Palmer, Helmer and Milton, Mrs:
Hans Harstad and daughter, lola, and
son Clifford, Mr. and^-Mrs. George
Cassatt and daughter? John, Tom
Peter and the Misses Lizzie and Mar
garet Clancy, Dr. Molitor, Miss Cline,
and Misses Eva and Alice Beaudoin.
The evening was spent in dancing.
Lunch was served, all wishing Henry
many returns of the day.
To get quick relief take Dr. Kings
New Discovery. Used 50 years. Checks
the cold. Stops the cough. Try it.
MF g| Sold by all druggists
Sb Ss E
for Coughs Golds
Leaving waste material in the body
poisons the system and blood and
makes you liable to sick headaches,
biliousness, nervousness and muddy
skin. Try Dr. King's New Life Pills.
Prompt reliefl 25c. At all druggists.
UNITED STATES RAISING
A Great Thought
What a great thought that is, that
every citizen of this gigantic land
has tehind him such tremendous phy
sical and material forces for protec
Behind all this stupendous power
of men and money lies the unmeas
ured moral strength of our system of
government—a Government founded
on right and justice/ and a Republic
that has never fought an unjust war
or attempted to trample on the rights .J?"1®
of weaker nations. That's where the!
real and unconquerable strength of
Our Country really lies—a morale]
possessed by no other nation. Every
war in which the United States en
gaged was waged for human rights.
Take the long roll of glorious wars
in which this Republic has been en
gaged, from the struggle for inde-
moral strength of right and justice
which ^nabled us to triumph.
This is so in the present tremen
dous struggle, and no American, re
flecting on the glorious history of
this country, can doubt for an instant
what the result will finally be, if it
takes 50 years a crushed and de
feated Germany. Germany is in the
wrong in this war, and despite all her
gigantic fighting power she will lose
in the end.
"An American Citizen"
The proudest boast of a man of
t0 work out oped
their national destines in peace. battlefield
From these two reasons we are fight- (Continued on Page 3)
ing and none can doubt the ultimate
outcome. For these reasons we are
rapidly raising an army of 2,500,000
men, and will, if it becomes neces
sary, raise forces of 10,000,000 or
The New United States Armies
At present we have a regular army
of 300,000, a national guard of
about 7f)0,000, and more than 500,
000 men of the national army are
now, or. soon wll be, in the. training
cantonments. In Other words, right
now we have an army of more than
1,500,000 rank and file. The second
draft, probably in January, will add
another 500,000 to the national
army, and along in the spring an
other 500,000 conscripts will be sum
moned to the colors, which will give
us the estimated force of 2,500,000.
Back of this, in the 10,000,000 reg-,
istrations for the National Army i«
at least another 1,000,000 available
conscripts. If these men are finally
summoned to the Flag we would have
a total armed strength of iqpre than
3,500,000 men. Officials of the Gen
eral Staff believe that this force will
be easily able, combined with the
British and French armies, to sound
ly whip the Teuton-Turk Empires.
So it is possible, practically cer
tain, that another draft registration
will not be necessary. But if such
an additional draft is necessary we
can produce another 2,500,000 by
lowering the draft ages.
A^ady there is talk of lowering
the draft age at the next session
of Congress. Representative Julius
Kahn, ranking minority member of
the House Military Affairs Commit
tee, who led the fight in the House to
put through the draft law, has been er
roneously reported in the public press
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8. H917.
Soon Will Have 2,500",000 Under Arms-Can Produce 10,
000,000 If Necessary to Beat the Teuton Empires- New
Organization Different I roin War il Rebellion and
Times-Losses Less Than Previous AVars.-
The United States Army, which lit- as preparing a bill,to change the draft
tip more than six months ago, before, ages from 18 to 40. The writer can
the declaration of war against-' Ger-j state with positiveness that Mr. Kahn.„.
many, amounted to about 100,000 regu-j has no such intention. The California,
lars and 150,000 partially trained Na- patriot favors changing the draft ages,
ional Grard is beng rapidly develop- if it becomes necessary, so .that men
ed iL one of S greyest filhtiig I between 18 and 21 are included, in
forces in the world. stead of 21 to 30, as at present. In
With a strength six months ago of other words, the age limits would be'
about 250.000, six months henctf-the 18To 30.
armed land forces of the Republic' Senator Chamberlain,: of Oregon,,:
will be ten times as large, or 2f600,-| chairman of the Senate Military Af
000—a tremendous increase withig a fairs Committee, in an interview "with
vear—showing the great resources of the writer this week, declared tfiatf
men and money possessed by this there is no intention 011 the part of
country Congress to change the draft ages
It is even possible that two years, unless it becomes necessary, as it is
hence, if the war with Germany con- believed the present registration will'
tinues the United States Army -will produce all the recruits that will be
number more than 5,000,000 officer needed. If the &se limits are changed
and men, about the same size as the Congress will favor including young
armies raised by Great Britain and men from 18 to 21. The General
France for the death struggle with Staff favors changing the law" to m
the Teuton Empires. If the straggle elude men between 18 and 25. Prob
between despotism and democracy! ably no action w"ill be- taken at the
should continue four or five years it'next session. Military experts be
is entirely possible that eight or ten lieve that ihe General Staff plan is
million men will be serving in the'the best. Everybody knows that the
armies of the United States. It is War of the Rebellion was fought by
possible to raise, in_Continerital men mostly between 18 and 25, and
United States, if we had to do it, am thousands were younger than 18,
army of 20.000,000 men.. In other I Men over 30 do not have the vigor
words, if pushed to it, the United' and recuperative power of those
States has enough potential man from 18 to 25., and for this reason
power to fight and lick the whole the younger men make the beat sol
world. We could do it, too, because diers. Napoleon fought his victori
we possess one-third of the total I ous campaigns with youngsters from
wealth of the earth and are 3,000116 to 20 in the ranks and apme of
miles away from the base of any pos- his Marshals were under 35 at the
sible coalition of enemies, even if top of their careers. It is hardly
these enemies included the whole of possible that Congress will increase
Europe and Asia.
the 30-year draft age limit, though
it may lower the 21-year limit to 18
At any rate it will not be necessary
for some time to change the present
age limits, though this may be con
sidered at the next session.
New Organizations Necessary
Veterans of the War of the Rebel
lion will be much interested in the"
new /organization of our armies. Up
until the war with Germany began,
the organization of the Regulars and
the National Guard was practically
pendence "down" to °t.he& gigantic fight °r morejiyisions constituted an
to free the slaves and later the wari corps. ...'."v-fe
to free the Cubans-in every one of A11
,th® ™*rfof Jhe
men, in war time, made up a com
pany. Four companies made up a
battalion and three battalions consti
tuted a regiment of cavalry and ar
tillery, with 10 companies usually in
an infantry regiment. Three or
more regiments made a brigade and
two or more brigades a division,
which the Stars and Stripes finally S!®! ^f"zed to com*
flew victorious and not a one of
these wars but had back of it a ^™anTds company of United
States Infantry now numbers 25G
men. Commanding this are a cap
companies, numbering 1,000 men,
constitute a battalion, commanded by
a major. Three of these battalions
make up the regiment, commanded
by a colonel. A^regiment, therefore,
pow numbers 3,000 or more men,
and is the size of a strong brigade of
the civil war, both Union and Con
federate. Two regiments under the
new organization constitute a brigade,
that is a brigade now numbers more
than 6,000 men. Two or more bri
the ancient world was: "I am a Ro- gades make a division, and any num
man citizen." How much more ber of divisions are put together to
prouder every loyal citizen of the form an army corps.
great Republic can say: "I am an It is in the company organisation
of 250 men, however, that the most
There has been considerable con- revolutionary changes have been
fusion in the public mind regarding iiiade. In the War of the Rebellion
the reasons why we went to war. "To a company of infantry was infantry
make the world safe for democracy" and nothing else, as it was in the war
is a noble slogan, .but let us remem- with Spain and the Philippine Insur
ber that we are going to lick Ger- rection. Our new companies include
many primarily because she mur- not only infantry that will fight with
«ru ?Pr citizens on the hign seas, rifle and bayonet, but also squads of
j6n kusitania was foully sunk machine gunners, grenade and bomb
and hundreds of American men, throwers, liquid fire and gas men a
women and little children went to hospital unit, and trench gunners,
their doom, was became inevitable, The new company is almost a little
though the declaration was delayed army in itself, with its bayonet fight
As it became necessary to fight to pital men and machine gunners. The
protect our own on the high seas the new company is planned as the fight
issue broadened and there loomed ing unit, rather than the battalion
the question of whether a war-mad and regiment of the old days. This
and devilish Empire should rule the is the organization of the British and
riflemen, grenade throwers, hos-
Peoples French armies, and has been devel-
from actual experience on the
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