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y#L. XXXX—NO. 40. RECEPTION AT NORMAL MAL /£.. An informal reception waySender ed President and Mrs. C. E./§ Hen at the State Normal school night from 8 until 10. It was a/nformal affair and the invitation w/^ general, several hundred people cj2 the city going over to meet the nqA president of the State Normal a?^ his wife to give them the glad haj and to get acquainted with them. fO,the receiv ing line were Presidem/ ,and Mrs. Allen, Prof, and Mrs. Wemett, Prof, and Mrs. Williams, Prof, and Mrs. Switzer. This is the first opportunity the people of Valley City have had on account of the flu epidemic to pay their respects to the new head of the school. Last night was a most delightful evening, the weather man evidently having decided to give everybody a chance to get out and get acquainted and as we stated hundreds did so. The affair was supposed to be of an informal nature, and while many of the ladies blossomed out in full dress regalia and many of the gentlemen wore their claw hammer coats, a big majority of the ladies and gentlemen present were democratically garbed in business suits and ordinary dresses that made them feel comfortable at least. It was a pleasant reception in every way, the Rathje three piece orchestra furnished some very fine music all through the reception, while the Misses Crane, Van Middlesworth, Gardner and Norton, dispensed frap pe throughout the evening to every one that thirsthest. The reception last evening was a sort of get together and social affair, designed for just the simple purpose of meeting President and Mrs. Allen, and it was certainly very successful in ever^ particular. CARR-PEAKE Married—At the Episcopal church, at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L. G. Moultrie, rector, officiating, Mr. Irl Carr and Miss Charlotte Peake", both of this city. The marriage was a church affair and in addition to the relatives of the contracting parties was witnessed by a number of friends. The bride is the daughter of Gen. and Mrs. A. P. Peake and was born in Valley City. She is a graduate of St. Mary's school at Faribault. Irl Carr was born at Leal and is a grad uate of St. John's military academy Delafield, Wis. Both are well known young people of the city and county who will be glad to join with the Times-Record in extending hearty congratulations. The ceremony in the church-was a very impressive one, the ring cere mony of the Episcopal church being used. Following the wedding the bridal party and immediate relatives repaired to the home of the bride's parents where a wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Carr left on the evening train for a several weeks trip to the Twin Cities and other points in the east. Upon.their return they will go to the farm of the groom's parents at Clementsville, N. D., until new buildings can be built on the farm of the groom next spring, after these are built Mr. and Mrs. Carr will live on their own farm. A new life, full of great responsibilities and of splendid opportunities lies be fore these young people who have been joined together in the holy bonds of wedlock. May they enjoy prosperity, longevity and happiness all their days is the wish of the editor and of the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Irl Carr. MISS NIELSON WINS OUT IN THE COURT A message was received from Miss Nielson at Bismarck last night by the Nielson family here conveying the good news that the supreme court had unanimously endorsed her in her fight for the office of superintendent of public instruction and Mr. Macdonald was accordingly ousted from the office and the new regime has taken control of educational affairs of the state. Miss Nielson's friends all over the state as well as at home congratulate her on securing her just rights and will wish for her abundant success in her endeavors. If Mr. Macdonald wants to carry on the fight along the lines he has outlined he will have to bring suit personally and from the tone of the courts and of the people of the state we fear his road will be beset with many rocks and thorns. FOR STATE OWNED UTILITIES Bismarck, Jan. 10—By a unanimous vote, the nonpartisan legislators in caucus tonight decided to introduce in the lower house of the North Dakota legislative assembly two bills, one creating the industrial commission of North Dakota, empowered to operate and manage all state-owned utilities, and the other establishing the bank of North Dakota with a capital of $2, 000,000. The bills will be introduced by the committee on state affairs, of which Walter Maddock is chairman. They will be referred to the judiciary com mittee, and will not be reported to the house for final passage until every de tail in both measures has been discuss ed aiid agreed upon by a majority of the 116 league legislators in repeated caucuses. FARMERS MUTUAL MAKES REPORT On January 7th, 1919 the Barnes County Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., board of directors held its regular stated meeting for the purpose of checking and auditing the accounts of the various officers for the year 1918. The auditing committee found that the Secretary W. W. Smith, and Treasurer Louis Noltimier, had accounted for all moneys received and Secretary Smith's annual report showed that the company during the year 1918 had 38 loss claims filed, all of which have been adjusted and paid, the total loss es paid for the year being $5382.24. The company commerce the year 1919 with all bills paid and a balance on hand of $9563.88 and $2,936,601.60 in surance in force among the farmers of Barnes county. The directors were well satisfied with the healthy condition of the af fairs of the company under the man agement of Mr. Smith the secretary, the volumn of business in force, and balance on hand showing a good in crease over the year 1817. The company is a distinct farmers organization and has been in active operation since 1895, the volume of business written each year since it be gan active business showing a marked increase each succeeding year. The company has been very successful in its operations and has saved the farm ers of Barnes county many thousand dollars in insurance premiums, to say nothing of the fact that were it not that such a company was in existence, insurance rates on farm property would in all probability be much higher. FAMOUS STRING QUARTET COMING The Zoellner String Quartet has been engaged for a recital to be giv en in the Normal auditorium Tues day evening, the 28th of January. It is indeed fortunate, that we may again have the privilege of hearing this splendid quartet, which ranks among the very finest chamber music organizations of today. The Zoell ners have played here before and have always been accorded a most enthus iastic reception, so we. feel confident that the people of Valley City will not this time fall below the standard set in former years, but will patronize the concert in such measure, that the artists will play to a large and ap preciative audience. Musical journals and musical col umns of newspapers in this country and abroad have given the Zoellners the highest and most unqualified praise for the refinement and deli cacy of their ensemble, the perfect unanimity and sympathy of their work and their impeccable technique, placing them on the highest level as a quartet. They have played in most of the European centers of art and have had many appearances in Brussels, Belgium, where they made their home for many years, so they have become known as the Zoellner Quartet of Brussels, although by reason of birth and citizenship this country has the right of claiming them. While resi dents of Brussels they often played before the royal family at the royal castle and were on one occasion dec orated by the Countess of Flanders, mother of King Albert. They returned to' this country sev eral years ago and have filled engage ments and return dates in practically all the larger cities both in the Unit States and Canada. They started their winter tour in California, are now working eastward and will appear in recital in the Normal Auditorium the 28th of this month. N.D. LEGISLATURE Bismarck, N., D., Jan. 10.—A bill proposing to create the state bank of North Dakota and an industrial com mission which shall have control of the banks, flour mills terminal eleva tors and all other state utilities will be discussed by the nonpartisan league caucus tofiight and will be introduced on the floor of the house tomorrow. The industrial commission b$ill pro vides that the governor, attorney gen eral and commissioner of agriculture are empowered to manage and operate all state utilities, enterprises and in dustries now or hereafter established including penal and educational insti tutions. DISTRICT COURT The following cases have baen heard and verdicts awarded. The Bank of Valley City vs. Henry T. Lee. Verdict awarded in favor of the plain tiff. The case of Hasten Peterson vs. O. H. Reed and the lJuncan Elevator Company has not yet been decided. The action of the case was very slow owing to the fact that Mr. Peterson cannot speak the English language and Attorney Olsberg had to act as in terperter. The next case on the docket will be that of Gust Werner vs. H. E. Mc Cready questioning the valitity of a note. Yesterday morning the defendants in the case of the State of North Da kota vs. Walter Rambly and the case of the State of North Dakota vs. Ras mus Ramsland, the defendants both pleaded not guilty. In the case of F. W. Medberry vs. Martin and George Iverson the jury returned-a verdict for the defendants. Last Thursday evening the High school basket ball team went to San born and defeated the local five by a score of 32 to 9. It was a clean play ed game as only two fouls were call ed. Cooperstown Defeated 16 to 12 At 2:30 Saturday afternoon the lo cal High school team played the Cooperstown five on their floor. The game was hard fought and interest ing but was marred by rough playing on both sides. At the end of the first half Cooperstown was leading by a score of 10 to 8 but during the sec ond half the Valley City defense strengthened and Cooperstown got two points. Coach Anderson reports that the boys received excellent treat ment. Bowen, Thayer and Busdicker played a strong game for the local five while Hammer was the individ ual star on the Cooperstown team. The line up was as follows: Valley City Cooperstown Thayer.... Hammer Bowen Balkan Bi ^dicker Allen Delancey Vasforet Curren g.... Frederickson Summary: Field baskets—Bowen 2, Thayer 2, Busdicker 1 free throws, Bowen 6. Referee, Cwell. 1 The following is a letter received by the editor of the Times-Record, from Frank A. Wood, formerly clerk at the Dakota Drug store in this city: Dear sir After having many friendly arguments with the editor of The Times-Record, it is very pleasing to know that I still retain his friend ship as well as many other people in the beautiful little city that I had the pleasure of living and being employed in, however he has been misinformed as to my having the good fortune to be in the hero class, for nothing is farther from the truth. All of my heroing in France has been in the ser vice of supplies, driving a big National twelve cylinder automobile, and the nearest I ever was to the trenches was division headquarters of different di visions where you could see very little fighting, and all that I had to do was to keep my car out of sight so that Fritz would not start target practice on it, and damage my officer passen gers. You see, senior officers, such as ojajors and colonels and on up are not expendable, so must be kept out of danger, while the ordinary soldiers may be used as fast as necessary for the good of the service. Now you may understand why I am very well and happy and never in danger, therefore have never lost an arm, in fact things are so quiet here that you could hardly loose your patience, and you never get a chance to loose your mon ey, for they raise the price on every thing so high that you never have any to loose. THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD VALLEY CITY NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1919. iiiiiiiMM IIIMllIllllllllll Condensed Statement of Condition December 31st, 191S RESOURCES Loans and Discounts $329,038.89 Liberty Bonds and Treasury Certifi cates 44,754.77 Furniture and Fixtures 700.00 Cash and Due from Banks 189,661.76 FRANK A. WOOD. When the Ladies' Aid of the Ep worth M. E. church decided to replace an old time custom with a new method it was almost assumed with some mis givings. However as the people ev erywhere are learning to give qf their subsistance so freely and wisely, each woman bravely assumed the task of raising as much money as possible. When they held their Experience So sial recently, some very clever ac counts were given of how the funds were raised. So many amusing exper iences were recounted, the ladies al most forgot to count the precious shekels as they poured in. But after a pleasing program, followed by re freshments, the sum total of the splendid efforts amounted to $409.81, including the pledges from each circle. The election of the officers for the year resulted in the following: Pres ident, Mrs. E. W. Simpson vice-pres ident, Mrs. J. S. Wilds secretary, Mrs. J. H. Seymour, treasurer, Mrs. E. M. Harding. Much credit is due the re tiring officers, especially the president, Mrs. C. A. Schroeder, for, despite "flu" quarantine and so many "drives" for money throughout the year, this financial report is most encouraging. All departments of the society are in excellent shape. H. S. WINS TWO BLOODY TRAGEDY THE AUSTIN DAKOTA GAMES LAST WEEK! IN CITY PARK BETTER WITH MPTi Valley City is not known as a place I where deliberate ».nd premeditated murder reigns but we have to record a bloody tragedy today which hap pened in the park and notwithstand ing the fact that the police know all about the affair Chief Swanson has not exercised his constitutional au thority to arrest the murderer and Patrolman Fred King, who was one of the bravest when chafing Moros •and other bush savages in the Phil ippines several years ago, never know ing what danger was, refused point blank to arrest the murderer, so we have the spectacle of this blood thirsty assassin running up and down the city park exploiting his crime unmolested. It is this way. We have some elks and there are two bucks—one, the old fellow with antlers a yard or tiVo long and the other a young fellow who is evidently getting the old one jealous, anyway the old chap pitched onto the young one Sunday in a vic ious way and now the young fellow is dead. It is the old, old story, of course. Jealousy1, murder and re more, although the old murderer is not punished and swells around the lot in a very triumphant manner. $564,155.42 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $ 50,000.00 Surplus and Profits 41,531.87 Deposits 472,623.55 $564,155.42 BANK OF VALLEY CITY FRANK A. WOOD I INTERESTING CASE WAS NOT WOUNDED IS SETTLED A very interesting and important case was setled in the district coui't yesterday when Judge J. A. Coffey directed a verdict for $1400 odd in fa vor of the Bank of Valley City and a against Henry T. Lee, defendant. It seems that when the Valley City Brick and Tile Works was at its zenith Mr. Lee purchased some stock giving his notes for the same, these notes were sold to the bank and Mr. Lee prompt ly paid the first one but refused to pay the other on the grounds of alleged fraud, etc. The bank brought suit in district court to recover the amount of the note which was for $1000 to gether with accrued interest, and the court after hearing the case directed the verdict as stated above. It was a spirited case and was argued on the side of the bank by Attorney Combs and for the defendant by Atorney Eng lert. It would seem from the decis ion of the court that when a man pur chases stock, no matter in what con cern it is, and gives his note for it without any duress and the bank buys that note it has eo be paid. If it were not so the banks would be having a hard time of it trying to figure out what is good paper and what is bad and would be afraid buy anybdy's note. WEL KNOWN LADY PASSES AWAY Mrs. Milfred Olson died on Satur day afternoon about three o'clock very suddenly, her death being caused by a blood clot which stopped circulation. The lady is well known in Valley City having been born and raised here. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Melton, of Greep town ship. A more extended obituary will be given later. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from Hol berg's funeral parlors at 1:30 and at the Baptist church at 2. MAJOR F. HENRY WRITES TOM KEOUGH The war is over and the world goes on just the same. All France is having a h—1 of a time. Don't blame them after five years of this business. The Americans will celebrate after returning to civil life—as they don't feel so bad themselves. It didn't take long, did it, when U. S. A. got in it. Good luck to you all. FRANK. The progress of the development in the Austin Dakota this week has I been very satisfactory. Since the windless has been set up the sinking on the winze, following the rich ore fccdy, has been continued and the ledge as far as the work has proceed ed continues not only as rich as ever, but seems to be widening as it goes down. As there is quite a lot of water at this depth, the sinking of the winze with only a windless and buckets is interfered with in a most aggravating manner, and progress is necessarily slow. In other parts of the mine where work is being pushed the ore bodies continue good, and the man agement is very much elated at the prospect. As this company has already spent a great deal of money in developing their property, and seems now in the place where it is about to get its money back with the profits which fol low a successful mining venture, those members who are here are the continued recipients of the congratu lations of their friends. Everybody here is friendly to the Austin Dakota company, and wishes it the success to which its persistent efforts entitle it. The development has reached the stage now where a mill is the next thing needed, and if the present streak of rich ore follows the usual habit of ore bodies answering its description there can be little doubt that by next Christmas the people will be lulled to sleep by the steady rumbling of a quartz mill on the property. While the present ore body is rich enough to pay well by shipping, in spite of the high cost of transportation and smelter charges, there is an immense quantity of rock which will pay splen didly if worked on the ground, and with the big streak of high-grade ore to sweeten the balance of the ledge there can be little doubt but the com pany will soon be in the dividend class.—Reese River Reveille, Austin, Nevada. CHARITIES NEED MORE HELP In talking with Mr. Ci J. Olson this morning, chairman of the Associated Charities committee, he stated that it would be necessary in the very near future to solicit more funds for carry ing out this work. The committee has been hoping that it would not be nec essary to do this but the demands made npon it have been many this winter. This committee does many things in the way of giving relief that the public knows nothing about. It pi-ovides fuel and food for the sick and needy, medicine, and many things that the poor people of the city are in need of. No demand was made of our people for funds last fall and it now becomes necessary to call upon them for contributions to carry on this great work. If anyone feels like sending in a contribution for this cause they can mail a check to Mr. C. C. Chaffee, who is the treasurer of the associated charities. Later on some body will call on you for a gift of money for these benevolences. From Saturday Daily Lee Cowell returned home this morning from Minneapolis at which place he had been attending the an nual meeting of the Barnes County Implement Company. Mr. Cowell is well pleased with the business done last year and will be much more pleased if he doubles it this year. Here's hoping he does this. The Ladies' Aid of Our Savior's Lutheran church held their annual meeting on Thursday Mrs. Christ Rein was elected president, Mrs. A. Vaaler vice president, Mrs. O. L. Lar son secretary and Mrs. S. Risa treas urer and Rev. Naeseth was elected to find a sleigh for the transfer of pack ages and boxes that had been brought and sent to the church during the afternoon. They contained preserves and groceries intended for the par sonage larder. Thus have these good people again given their pastor and his wife evidence of their good will. The Times-Record editor has receiv ed a nice letter from Frank A. Wood, the smallest man who went from here in Company and probably the small est man in the A. E. F. Some time ago it was reported that Mr. Wood had lost an arm, but now we find that it was another Wood. While we are mighty sorry for the other fellow we are more than glad to know that our own little Frank has come through without injury. He is a patriotic scout, all right, and was the craziest kind of a fellow to get into the fight. He got into it, has done his bit, and we are proud of him. His friends will, be glad to know this good news of him. At a meeting of the American Pub lic Health Association in Chicago, just adjourned, excellent reports were giv en of the effectiveness in preventing Spanish influenza. It was found that there were ten times as many cases of influenza among those who were not inoculated as there were among those who were. Cases contracted after in oculation with the use of this serum are generally light with very few sub sequent pneumonias. Therefore, that this bacteria is of considerable value is unquestioned and should be used widely, and local boards and private physicians should urge all people to be inoculated.—Contributed. ESTAQUSHED 18/s. JUDGE ROBINSON GIVES HIS VIEWS The following are a few extraets from the Saturday" night letter of Judge J. E. Robinson, nonpartisan member of the supreme court: The lawmakers have met. They ap pear to be intelligent, earnest and progressive.- The message of the gov ernor contains many recommenda~ tions looking toward public owner ship, and that is all right if the gov ernor and the lawmakers can devise some means to equal or surpass in efficiency any public or private busi ness, but it will be all wrong if the state muit pay for slackers and in efficiency by taxation. And instead of reducing the enormous and illegal taxes which have been levied, or do ing away with taxation altogether, it seems the governor contemplates an increase in the taxes. He commends a state income tax, for which I find no warrant in the constitution. He does not even promise in two years from now to do away with ail taxation. Still, the .message contemns many good commendations. The last body of lawmakers held a long session put off till the last day a large part of the business and on that day it went through the farce of adopting or rejecting seventy-nine bills without reading the same, as re quired by the constitution. It went through the farce of calling the rolls and taking a vote on seventeen bills at a time. In at least one instance, when a bill was passed by the senate a message went to the house that the bill had been indefinitely postponed and the bill was thrown into the dump. House Bill 39, known as the Bone Dry Statute, was never passed by the senate. The vote in the senate gave it a redical amendment, which was completely ignored, and in lieu of the real amendment there was substitut ed a fake amendment. Then, with the fake and false amendment, the bill passed the house was enrolled and promulgated as a law and for a time it was enforced with the utmost rig or. The result has been to sacrifice the lives of thousands of people by making it practically impossible for them in time of need to get the best of all flu remedies. If you ask why the flu prevailed in states where the remedy is plentiful, the answer is that most people do not know how to use it and to care for themselves. As the flu still continues and may con tinue for another season, it behooves the legislature to give the matter careful consideration. Assuredly something should be done to prevent the needless deaths of thousands of people. O'BRIEN BOMBED BY OWN COMRADES Among the many thrilling things that Lieut. "Pat" O'Brien, R. F. C., will describe at the Normal School auditorium next Saturday evening is a vivid account of the bombing of Courtrai by allied aii'men while he was held a prisoner at that place. "Most every night for three weeks I was there, says the Yankee flyer, "Our men came and dropped bombs on the town, and it was a strange feeling lying there in an old jail ex pecting every moment that one of your comrades was going to send you to Kingdom Come. Of course our men did not know that prisoners were being held at Courtrai or they would not have bombed it. After a while I found myself waiting for them and when they failed to come I felt disap pointed. That is one of the queer traits war brings out in a man, he is fully aware of danger, he fears it, yet courts it." ENGINEERS MEET AT VALLEY CITY The eleventh annual convention of the North Dakota Society of Engi neers will be held at Valley City, Barnes county, January 30 and 31, according to an announcement today by Prof. E. F. Chandler, of the Uni versity of North Dakota, secretary of the society. Subjects to be dis cussed include highways and high way improvement, drainage, munici pal work, the field of the county surveyor, legislation affecting the work and status of all engineers and other topics of professional interest. R. M. Stee of Valley City is chair man of the local committee and K. C. Schmidt of Valley City chairman of the program committee for the convention. The North Dakota Society of En gineers has a membership compris ing practically every engineer and surveyor of note in the state. E. J. Thomas of Minot is president of the society. LIEUT. O'BRIEN'S LONG SERVICE Lieut. "Pat" O'Brien who will tell of his war adventures in the air and of his spectacular escape from the Huns at Normal school auditorium, Saturday, Jan. 18, saw nine months of actual service which is an exception ally long period for an aviator. The actual duty is only about five hours per day, but those five hours bring the airman into daily contact with the firing and the average life of an avia tor is four weeks.