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VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA
P. R. TRUBSHAW
Subscription, $2.00 a Year, in Advance
Official Paper of Barnes County
Entered at the Postoffice in Valley
City, North Dakota, as second class
The North Dakota state legisla
ture opened up its session yesterday
at Bismarck which is designated by
ardent league supporters as an epoch
making body. Governor razier de
livered his message to the ioint ses
sion and outlined the plans of the lea
gue. He said that among the impor
tant legislation to be passed this ses
sion will be the establishment as early
as possible of state owned terminal
elevators anil flour mills, the creation
of a state central farm and commerci
al bank, the taking of steps to g"_ve
state control of the lignite coal in
dustry, establishment of compulsory
state hail insurance and workmen's
compensation. New revenue legisla
tion was also advised. This session
of the legislature will probably be the
most important of any held in the state
as many bills relating to state owner
ship will be introduced and passed so
different from the work of any pre
-BUY W. S. S.
The Commercial Club is trying to
get out people interested in the work
of beautifying the city by putting in
curbs and gutters in front of lots not
now possessing the same. The club,
through Secretary Moe, has sent out
letters and cards to resident and non
resident lot owners asking them to
signify their intention of putting in
these improvements with a view to
making Valley City more attractive
as well as making it easier to keep
the streets up and draining them. Of
course we know that our people have
been solicited often and heavy for the
Red Cross and government bond
drives, and probably feel that they
are about all in but they always have
a little left for public improvements
and so many of them will perhaps sig
nify their intention of putting in these
improvements. The work to be done
in the way of public improvements
will also furnish a means for giving
some of the returned soldiers jobs until
they can £,et something better to do.
Think these matters over and if you
think you can stand a little for per
manent improvement, sign the card
sent and be prepared to help beautify
BUY W. S. S.
Retiring Superintendent of Public
Instruction N. C. Macdonald on Mon
day refused to turn over his office to
Miss Minnie J. Nielson, his successor,
on the ground of lack of educational
qualifications. This matter of educa
tional qualification was threshed out
in the primaries and during the elec
tion and it was proved beyond a
doubt that Miss Nielson had all the
necessary qualifications for the office.
We had an idea that the election set
tled the matter. The people of the
state by a big majority repudiated Mr.
Macdonald and if he had the least bit
of sense he would have accepted the
verdict of the people and quietly and
courteously retired from the office in
a decent manner. His action has
aroused much indignation all over
the state and has lost for Mr. Mac
donald the friendship of many who
heretofore were friendly to him. The
Times-Record thinks his Action the
greatest mistake of his life and one
that will certainly put him out of the
running for any further political pref
erence where the people have the right
to vote on his candidacy. The people
are the ones to judge of a person's fit
ness and qualification for office and
they most emphatically endorsed our
home candidate at the polls. Her ex
perience, together with the necessary
qualifications for holding the office,
eminently fit her for the position and
the people of the state need have no
fears but what she will give them good
and efficient service. In this connec
tion the Times-Record is not going to
put the blame on the nonpartisan
league as a political coup not by any
means. It may be that there are
some high up league officials back of
Macdonald, but we are perfectly sure
that the majority of the league mem
bers and many of them officials at
that, are absolutely against any such
deal as that Mr. Macdonald has
tried to pull off. These league mem
bers are for a square deal and many
of them supported Miss Nielson in the
election. If such a raw stunt like that
was allowed to be pulled off there
•would be a great wave of indignation
sweep over the state not only by Miss
Nielson's friends but by league mem
bers as well. Mr. Macdonald better
remember the old Scotch saying.
"Oh would to God the giftie gie us,
To see ourselves as others see us."
-BUY W. S. S.-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the matter of the estate .of Anna
Notice is hereby given by the
undersigned Walter Johnson, execu
tor of the last will of Anna Johnson,
late of the town of Urbana, in the
county of Barnes, and State of North
Dakota, deceased, to the creditors of.
and all persons having claims against
said deceased, to exhibit them with
the necessary vouchers, within four
months, after the first publication of
thia notice, to said executor at the
law office of Winterer, Combs & Rit
chie, in the city of Valley City, in said
Dated Jan. 4th, A. D., 1919.
Winterer, Combs A Ritchie, Attor
neys for Executor, Valley City, N. D.
First Pub. January9, last Pub. Jan.
ADULTERATED AND MISBRAND
ED FOODS AND BEVERAGES
I. E. F. Ladd, state chemist and food
commissioner for North Dakota, do
hereby certify that the list of food
products and beverages herein speci
fied has been analyzed during the six
months preceding January 1, 1018, and
the same found to be adulterated or
nusbranded within the meaning of the
statute as shown in each individual
I further affirm that this is a true
and correct list to the best of my
E. F. LADD,
Chemist and Food Commissioner.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 31st day of December. 1918.
ALMA K. JOHNSON,
(ocal) Notary Public,
,, Cass County, N. D.
My commission expires Oct. 23, 1923
13483—Limburger Cheese. Mohawk
Valley Brand. J. Karlew &
Son, Rome, N. Y. Weight not
shown. Actual weight 13.75
13484 Root Beer Extract. Norman
co Brand. Northern Mfg. Co.
Minneapolis, Minn. Weight
ior«- »ot shown. Weight 3% oz.
1350a—Codfish, Shredded. J. W.
Beardsley's Sons, Newark, N."
J. Weight shown 5
5 ozs. Ac
tual weight 2.5 ois
45 per cent.
-Eggine. Chas. T. Morrissey
& Co., Chicago, 111. 60 per
cent corn starch and other car
bohydrates. Small amount of
baking powder, milk powder,
desiccated eggs, and colored
with coal tar. Illegal.
Lemon Flavor, Goldenwest
Brand. Green & DeLaittre Co.
Minneapolis, Minn. Not label
ed for alcohol. Not properly
labeled for weight.
13508—Vanilla Extract. Princess
Brand. Green & DeLaittre
Co., Minneapolis, Minn. Not
labeled for alcohol.
13511—Buckwheat Flour. Submitted
by Mrs. R. A. Sprague from
Grand Forks, N. Dak., con
tains considerable quantity of
fine sand. Illegal.
13517—Lemon Extract. Van Duesen
Extract Co., New York. Short
weight. Not labeled for alco
•Bob Sausage. Henkel Meat
Market, Cando, N. D. Con
tains decomposed and putrid
meat. Unfit for food. Ille
Vinegar. Frank W. Powers.
Minneapolis, Minn. Not prop
13521)—Ice Cream. Farmers' Co-op
erative Ass'n., Maddock, N. D.
Fat 7.6 per cent illegal.
13533—Extract of Lemon. Defense
Brand. F. B. Scott Co., Min
neapolis, Minn. Short weight.
Alcohol not shown.
13534—Vanilla. Armour's Extract.
Armour & Co. Not labeled for
13564—Vanilla Extract. Primal Brand.
Twin City Chemical Co., Min
neapolis, Minn. Not labeled
13565—Lemon Extract. Primal Brand.
Twin City Chemical Co., Min
neapolis, Minn. Short weight.
Not labeled for alcohol.
13570—Figs. Bunbar-Lopez & Du
kate Co., New Orleans, La.
Net weight not shown. Actual
weight 10% ozs.
13579—Extract of Lemon. Chamber
lain's Medical Co.. Des Moines,
la. Not labeled for alcohol.
13581—Ice Cream. Ives Ice Cream
Co., St. Paul, Minn. Fat 8.5
per cent. Illegal.
13591—Sausage. Sent in by F. E.
Taylor, Litchville, N. D., con
tains a great deal of fine sand.
Carelessly made. Illegal.
13610—Corn Flour. Submitted by the
Institution for Feeble Minded,
Grafton, N. D. Not a good
product. Not well prepared.
13fai5—Dried prunes. Lewis Bros.,
Pure Food Store, Fargo, N. D.
Badly molded and spoiled. Il
Filed in the office of the county au
ditor of Barnes county, Valley City,
North Dakota, Jan. 2, 1919.
C. W. NELSON,
9-2tw County Auditor Barnes County.
WROTE MESSAGES WITH DYE
Material for Invisible Writing Used by
German Spy Was Obtained From
A cleverly designed method of out
witting the government officials and
furnishing Information to the enemy
was revealed in the early days of the
war by the arrest of a man in Pater
son, N. J., by naval Intelligence offi
The man, held as an alleged spy in
a jail in Brooklyn, is said to have
come from Holland and to have been
employed in a silk dyeing establish
ment in Paterson. His unique method
of sending messages to Germany
called for the use of silk hosiery of a
peculiar dye. It Is said that he had
received a dozen pairs of these socks
from German agents in Holland and
that his method was to soak them in
water and use the coloring matter
which they gave forth as a writing
fluid. As this dried it became invisible
until brought out by a special process,
which, however, the federal agents are
said to have worked out.
They, in turn, in learning the secret,
opened his letters and changed the
contents and forwarded the letters.
The information thus received by the
Germans proved of little tfse to them.
But for a long time, It is said, there
was not enough evidence on which to
convict this man, until one day
through carelessness he left one of
the socks where a naval intelligence
officer found it When confronted with
this the man is said to have confessed
to tbe entire project.
How Vines Draw on Soil.
Vines are said to extract yearly
from the soil only about three-fourth!
of the quantity of potash and sulphw
le add that oereals take op.
I'liwiiiiV'i'iMi ''7 ii
HALF PRICE OR LESS
FICTION IN DEMAND
BY WOUNDED SOLDIERS
Fiction and the lighter forms of
reading play a large part in the daily
lives of the men in hospitals, every li
brarian of the A. L. A. War Service
reports. Stories fadventure cannot
be supplied in sufficient number. The
men cannot get enough of Zane Grey,
Rex Beach, Jack London, E. Phillips
Oppenheim and Kipling. The best
novel is a western story with a dash
"Every man will read a love story,
but he honestly prefers the wholesome
sort," says the librarian at one of the
largest hospitals. "I've quite revised
my idea of the attitude of man toward
On a visit of the librarian selected
Stevenson's "Treasure Island" from
an armful of books presented for his
inspection. "Is it a love story?" he
asked, and handed it back when given
a negative answer. "Sure, I want a
love story," he affirmed. "I've got a
He liked the looks of Mary John
son's "Audrey," but was warned that,
though emphatically a love story, the
novel had not a "happy ending." That
gave him pause, but he finally chose
"I can stand the ending," he said.
Unhappy endings have been known to
cause lasting depression in military
In the assortment of fiction and
stories of personal war experiences,
carried by the librarian on the same
ward visit, were a dictionary, a higher
algebra and trigonometry, a plain and
solid geometry and a book on me
chanics, each of them going in res
ponse to a special request to the oc
cupant of some bed. An Italian in one
of the "wards eyed the collection and
drew out the trigonometry.
"Bill, you don't want that book,"
volunteered his bed neighbor to the
left. That's higher mathematics, you
can't read that. Better give him a
Bill looked inside the trigonometry
and quite apparently found it no more
intelligible than Chinese. Still, he
was reluctant to surrender it for a
novel in an easy style. Probably the
title had appealed to the Latin in him,
but obviously he wanted to, hang on'ning.
THE WEEKLY TtMES-BECOBP, VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA
and clever models, now
I Spring wear, now.
$6.50 Skirts at $3.95
$7.50 Skirts at $4.45
$10 Skirts at $7.50
$15 Skirts at .. .. .$10,75
Large Table of short lengths of
Wool Goods, Wash Goods and Silks
to it because it had real substance. He
brightened with delight when the li
brarian told him she now was equip
ped to supply him with Italian books.
All the men like detective stories. A
casual evening visit to the extreme
psychopathic ward brought requests
for detective fiction from three white
and two negro patients.
There are hundreds of thousands of
books, unused, on the shelves of
American homes, that are just the
books the tens of thousands of wound
ed men in the Army hospitals need
now. Every public library is a re
ceiving station for Library War Ser
vice. Books taken or sent to the li
brary will get into the soldiers' hands
Sidney Gregerson was a visitor with
John F. Henrikson last Friday after
Miss Marie Henrikson visited at the
home ofMr. and Mrs. Jens Henrikson
Alfred Anderson helped Helge Olson
last Sunday breaking colts.
Mr. and Mrs. Christ -Hagen were
and Mrs. Helge Olson last Thursday
Carl Monson was a Daily shopper
Oscar E. Aas helped Helge Olson
last Saturday afternoon hauling home
Some of our young folks gathered
at the Miars home last Saturday eve
ning and enjoyed dancing till early
Ole Erickson was visitor with
Jens Henrikson last Saturday after
Conrad Jacobson was a business vis
itor at Kathryn last Saturday.
John F. Henrikson and Edward Ol
stad were visitors with Mr. and Mrs.
Jens Rensby and family last Wednes
Mads Rensby has been working for
T. J. Sebby these days.
Melvin Rensby was a visitor with
Edward Olstad last Saturday ove-
Clean-Up* Sale on Women's and Misses* Coats,
Suits and Dresses, Odd Lots of Piece Goods,
Women and Men's Underwear, Sweaters and Hosiery
Here are new opportunities to .save on goods that are staple
and that you will be glad to have on hand. Our prices will
move these goods fast, so come early to secure best selections
A 2 6 W a a a
l/rl a l\M "sizes 16 to 42, to close ywivw
I rkt O 28 New Winter Coats in large variety of cloths, sizes 16 to 42, values O
LiUl $22 50 and $23, to close at
O This lot includes all our Coats that sold from $30 to $32.50, tfJHj tZf\
L4UI values without equal at
/If This lot includes all Coats from *37.50 to *42.50,-exceptkral values CA
gyf Every'high grade Coat left in cur stock included at this price, 4*^9
L^UL Coats worth up to $60 at
Fancy Silks Special Price
The People's Co-Op. Trading Co.
Buy Here and Share is the Profits
visiting with Mr. and Mrs, Mads Ha
gen and family last Sunday afternoon.
John F. Henrikson, Russel Rudd and file and of record in the office of the
Ernest Olstad were visitors with Mr. J-U~ r—-
S a a a a a a a a
a in a or an S it os of he it a or A A
r\I DP C? CP C? We are showing a very fine lot of Dresses in Silk, Wool and ISA
Combinations worth to *27.50 at H* wbww
$10 and $12.50 Sweaters now $7.45
Just received a large shipment
of Jap Silk, Crepe de Chine and
Georgette Blouses, all sizes, colors
are flesh and white.
To move quickly these are priced
$2.19 & $4.65
These are bargains
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORE
Notice is Hereby Given,-That that
certain mortgage, executed and deliv
red by Donald K. Moore and Christine
Moore, his wife, mortgagors, to The
Union Loan and Trust Company, of
Valley City, North Dakota, a corpor
ation under the laws of the State of
North Dakota, mortgagee, dated the
24th day of July, A. D. 1915, and filed
for record in the office of the Register
of Deeds in and for the county of
Barnes and State of North Dakota, on
the 18th day of August, A. D. 1915,
at 9:00 o'clock, a. m., and recorded in
Book "58' of Mortgages, on page 203,
will be foreclosed by a sale of the
premises in such mortgage and herein
after described, at the front door of
the county court house in the city of
Valley City, in^the County of Barnes
and State of North Dakota, at the
hour of two o'clock in the afternoon,
on the 17th day of February, A. D.
191,9 to satisfy the amount due upon
such mortgage on the day of sale.
The premises described in such
mortgage and which will be~ sold to
satisfy the same are situated in the
county of Barnes and State of North
Dakota and described as follows,to
Lot Twelve (12) of East Riverside
Park Addition to the city of Valley
City, according to the plat thereof on
Dated January 6th, 1919.
The Union Loan and Trust Company,
of Valley City North Dakota,
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1919.
Large lot of Laces and Embroid
ery at Half Price.
Best quality Fancy Outing at 25c
Quilting Cretonne and Chal
lies at.. —26c
#1 00 Wool Hose at ....
65c Wool Hose at 39c
Men's Underwear 20c!nt Discount
Children's Coats Half Price
Register of Deeds-in and for^the Coun- sow your seed wheat, barley and rye
ty of Barnes, State of North Dakota.
There will be due on such mortgage
at the date of sale the sum of $520.31,
togetnef with the, statutory attorney's
fees and the costs and disbursements
of this foreclosure.
Theodore S. Lindland,
Attorney for Mortgagee,
Valley City, N. D.
(1st Pub. Jan. 8, last pub. Feb. 12.)
A Morning Breeze.
The Tokesmith's Wife (2 a. m.)-—
"Aw, c'm on to bed, you! Want to
sit up all night knocking the weath
er and us poor girls?" Well, what
though the temperature was '100 de
grees in the dark, the little remark
caused a temporary coolness.
EMERSON WILD OAT
Also Known as the Kicker
The capacity of the power separ
ator is: Wheat for market, 60 bu. per
hr. wheat for seed, 35 to 50 bu. per
hr., depending upon amount of oats
contained in the mixture barley for
seed 25 to 35 bu. per hr. rye for
seed, 30 to 50 bu. per hr. The hand
separator, is just one-half as much as
the power separator.
Thousands of elevators in the worst
wild oat sections of the Northwest are
now using yir one-shoe separator to
determine accurately the exact amount
of dockage contained in each sample
of wheat they buy. We are offering
you this absolutely perfect separator
to clean your seed Wheat, Barley and
If you are having any trouble with
the wild oats you will find this sep
arator will save you a great deal of
money in just one season as you can
and not put one kernel of oats back
on the land with the seed. If the
separator does do this as we say, re
member our cast iron money back
guarantee. Give us the chance to
show you that this statement is an
We will deliver "this wonderful sep
arator complete with all screens anl,
riddles, freight paid to your station,
for power size, six-shoe separator,
$130.00 hand size, three-shoe, $65.00,
terms cash with the order. Remem
ber each machine is sold with an ab
solute guarantee that it will do all
we claim or your money refunded.
We are never asked to refund the
money as the machine does the work,
every purchaser is a satisfied pur
chaser. We would not have a dis
Make a good start this season by
sowing perfect seed.
FRED JENSON, Agent,
2-4tw At the M91,