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Harry Thomas Tells in an Interesting
Manner All About Life in the
Army Training Camp.
To My Friends at Warren(Some
of whom have made inquiries.)
You -wanted a little "History of how
things are done down here". Will say
that the little history may prove to be
quite a book before I get thru, but if
you have the time to read. I will try
to give you sai,d history. It would be
both amusing and interesting had I the
-gift of speech to portray that which
happens from day to day.
Jefferson Barracks had its birth in
the year 1S26 and received its name in
honor of the memory of Thomas Jef
ferson, who died that year.
Situated on a high plain with our
headquarters on a bluff overlooking
the river, Jefterson Barracks is an
ideal spot for a recruiting depot of the
United States Army. The Government
lias a tract of laud here of about 2,700
acres. On three sides lie the state of
Missouri and on the east flows the
Mississippi with the hills of Illinois
looming up in the distance. The Bar
Tacks lie about ten miles from the
theart of St. Louis and are connected
with the outside world by a car line to
S Louis and by the Iron Mountain
Hailroad. Its parade ground is a rec
tangular field of about eighty acres.
The position of various buildings view
ed from the parade grounds are as
follows: On the east is Headquarters.
On the north are the Commissioned
^fW* Officers homes (a row of thirteen
~^^^ouses). On the northwest corner is
the Street Car Station. On the west
is the Post Office, the Post Exchange
.and the hospital. On the south are
the following in the order earned:
Examining Barracks, 27th Company,
Receiving Barracks, Army Band
Building. ISth Company, 23rd Com
pany, Post Exchange, Guard House,
loth Company and the 16th Company.
i Along to the south of the Parade
Grounds is about forty acres of build
ings Here they have the Mess hall,
bakeries, laundry, barns, swimming
pool and buildings of all kinds for
various purposes East of head
quarters* at the foot of the bluff is the
^railroad depot This bluff is a natural
amphitheatre and every fine evening It
is dotted with soldiers. Here they
watch the departing soldiers boarding
the tra5u for th* faUiinjr stations jjnd.
also the excursion boats, "wifh their
joyous burdens, sailing on the river.
These grounds have seen a great
many noted men. In 1832 Jefferson
Davis came down the river with Black
Hawk as a prisoner Sherman, Han
cock, Sidney Johnson,
L_ and hi case
i &
-A* i'm
J. Har
dee Genera Georg H. Thomas (The
of Chickamauga), General Earl
'Van Dorn, George Stoneman
and Theodore O'Hara (author
of the "Bivouac of the Dead"), and
many others were stationed here at
one time.
Robert E. Lee was the Lieutenant
Colonel of the barracks in 1855.
About the same time Ulysses S. Grant
was hauling cord wood to the barracks
from the Grant farm and selling it
about the post. The old Grant farm is
now owned by Young Busch, son of the
millionaire St. Louis brewer.
In order to get here one is first ex
amined at the local recruiting station.
I will not give this examination In de
tail because it is about the same as the
one given here, altho they have not the
specialists and therefore are not as
horougb. I suppose their idea is to
weed out the weakest oneas8 and the
ones that have a chance to pass they
1 send on.
here on
paiyl the transportation
J*?"^V*ecount of some physical defect, over
I looked at the recruiting station, the
transportation is paid back to the point
of enlistment. At the local station
they-ask one several questions of a de
ddedljif personal nature. I can not
gtr#'.thenT all here but will give a
couple. Here is one: "Have you ever
toeeitt in jail?" And another: "Have
yon been in the "army or navy before
or this yonr first enlistment?" In
(case one says one thing at the recruit
ing tetation and says another when he
s% ds Questioned here they call him a
,V ''Fraud" and it means that he pays his
tli w way badk. They tell him to "gnt
out of here"*
The number rejects have greatly
lea-eased since I came in. The aver
iil age then -was about five reiects to a
liundred applicants and now the nam-
,C te bas Increased to about fifteen or
eighteen to a hundred. I think the
explanation lies in the fact that those
now seeking en7istment
are city
dwellers while those who came in ear
lier were mostly men whose work kept
them in the open.
Upon our arrival (about 9:30 of an
evening) on the Iron Mountain Rail
road, we found a soldier waiting to re
ceive us. We were formed Into a line
and mar*he up to the Receiving bar
racks. We then handed our applica
tions to a nonWrn. in charge, who
-checked us off, gave us each a towel,
Tvere told to get a hair cut, take a bath,
'were handed a couple of blankets,
(Continue on page six)|t|f [eight years.gjggjj
News I N
Licences to weu tv been.issued to
the following: Julius Johnson an.l
('am Swan Oscar W. Fellman and
Elsie S Ekman
The Boaid of Equalization, which
is oiftpofeed of the County Coniniis-
s](.ner* and the County Auditor, was
in so3ion last week The proceedings
are published in full in the Sheaf this
week From these proceedings it will
be noticed that the assessed value of
nearly all personal property has been
Several court cases were brot up be
fore Judge Grmdeland on Saturday
and Monday.
Six men became citizens of the
United States and swore allegiance to
Old Glory today, when they took out
their naturalization papers. R. K.
Doe, of Duluth, was present and con
ducted the examination There were
seven applicants, only one of whom
failed because he was not acquainted
with the manner in which the United
States government is run. This num
ber of new citizens is a great deal
smaller than usual, but this is due to
the fact that a hearing was held here
only a few months ago. At Hallock
yesterday only one man applied for
naturalization papers. Tomorrow at
Thief River Falls, a hearing for 11
men will be held and on Friday at
Mahnomen only 5 will be considered.
Those who passed the examination
here are as follows: Lars Ingbregtsli,
Germantown Gilbert Lee, Grygla
Sven Thorstenson Tveten, German
town Nels Erik Nelson, Alvarado
Jens Janus Jenson, Stephen and An
drew Sundberg, Newfolden.
County Supt. of Schools David John
son visited the summer training school
for teachers now being conducted at
the agricultural school at Crookston,
on Tuesday.
County Engineer Lind informs a
Sheaf representative that everything
will soon be in readiness for the erec
tion of the new bridge across Snake
liver on Johnson avenue, leading west
from the city. The new bridge will be
made entirely of steel and concrete
and will cot in the neighborhood of
$11,000 It will be a neat appearing
structure and a much needed public
Oscar Pearson, deputy Sheriff, auto
ed out to Mud Lake and Eckvoll, in
the eastern part of the county, yester
day and attended to official business.
Christiania Banker Says Nation
Facing Hardship From Food
Norway, cut off from free commer
cial intercourse with the world, is fac
ing a hard outlook for next winter,
said Knud Bachke of Andresen's bank,
Christiania, who was in Minneapolis
today. Unless the present situation
changes the country will have to en
dure much hardship, he said. There
is a food and fuel scarcity that even
now is causing great distress, he said.
With A. Borreson of the Drammen
bank, Drammen, Mr. Bachke came to
Minneapolis from New York on sugges
tion of Alex V. Ostrom, president of
the Scandinavian Trust company, New
York, until recently vice president of
the Northwestern National bank.
Mr. Bachke and Mr. Borreson figured
while in New York in the closing of a
$6,000,000 loan. They were in confer
ence here with L. S. Swenson, vice
president of the Mercantile State bank
and former minister to Norway.
"Norway today has abundant money
but little food," said Mr. Bachke.
"There i no poverty in the country,
yet there is actual suffering. I have
myself known of coal sold in Christ
iania at $80 a ton. This spring in an
apartment house in Christiania heated
by a central plant, I ate my meals with
a fur coat on."
"England's determination that food
shall not go to'Germany has reduced
Norway almost to a starvation basis."
Minneapolis Journal.
The lady, who advertised for a hus
band in last week's issue of the Sheaf,
gave the wrong post office box number,
and the renter of this box has been
flooded with replies from lonely men,,
who desire to take unto themselves a
wife. The renter of Box R., which
was the address given by the adver
tiser, states that no such party takes
her mail" there and is somewhat dis
gusted with being bothered by such a
large number of letters of this nature.
Warren Boy Joins Naval Marines.
Charles Hanson, a son of Mrs. Carl
Hanson, of this city, has joined the
naval marine corps and has already
been sent to the Marine Barracks,
Paris Island, South Carolina. The
marine corps of the United States
army is one of the first divisions
which will see active service in the
present struggle. Alfred, another
son of Mrs. Hanson's, has been a mem
ber of ttfe regular ,army for about
The Old Settlers of Marshall and
Kittson counties will hold their eighth
annual reunion at Lundin's Grove,
northeast of Stephen, next Sunday,
July 29, when the following program
will be rendered.
10.00 A. M. Business Meeting
10-30 A. MSong By the Audience
10:45 A. M. Devotional Exercises
Conducted by Rev. Jas. M. Brown,
Grinnell, Iowa.
Singing by the Halma Choir
11:45 A. MMusic By Halma Band
12.00 Noon Basket Dinner
1:30 P. M.Music Halma Band
Address of Welcome
F. A. Green, Pres.
Music Argyle Orchestra
2 P. M.Lecture
David E. Olson, Minneapolis
2.40 P. M.Song JUjile Quartette
2:50 P. M.Music Argyle Orchestra
3:00 P. M.Address
Jim Brown, Grinnell, Iowa
3:40 P. M.Solo George Avery
3:45 P. M.Address-
Rev. Father Fraling
4:15 P. M.Song __ Male Quartette
4.20 P. M.Address
Hon. P. H. Konzen, Hallock
4:35 P. M.Music Argyle Orchestra
4:40 P.M.Address P. A. McClernan
4:55 P. M.Music Halma Band
5:00 P. M.Short Talks
By Old Settlers
Closing Song and Benediction
Free Coffee Served
-Bring your cup, spoons, sugar and
Killed Under His Auto.
Thomas Maxwell, of Herrick, N. D.,
was killed Thursday evening, a few
miles from Northland. His body was
found by a farmer, who resides about
a mile from the scene of the accident.
The car had turned turtle and Max
ll's body was pinned underneath,
is thot, that he was driving at an
unusually high rate of speed and the
road being recently graveled, accounts
for the car turning over the way it did.
East "Grand' Forks officers" were im
mediately notified and the body was
taken to that city, after which it was
shipped to Grafton for burial.
Warren people will have to pay
more for their auto licenses after the
first of the year than they have in the
past. The fee will then be $5 for a
period of three years, instead of $1.50.
However, a person will be able to se
cure a license for one year or two
years. The charge will be $2.50 for
the first year and $1.50 for each of
the next two years. Persons under
the present law must now pay $1.50
for a tag, which is good only until the
first of the year. However, Minnesota
people should not worry. In some
states the license fee is as high as $10
for a three year period.
Red River Valley for Health.
There are twenty towns and villages
in the Red River Valley in which not
a single death occurred during the
past year. Does that man anything to
you? It ought to. -At least it ought
to recall to your mind the fact that
there is no healthier section of the
United States than the state of Minne
sota, and no healthier section of Min
nesota than right here in the Red Ri
ver Valley. There are regions in this
country of which diseases of one kind
or another seem to be natural products.
There are regions where the air never
seem* to be entirely free* from con
tamination of one' sort or another.
But Minnesota is free from all such
troubles. Do you know, you Kittson
county people, that you are living in a
region and a district that is second to
none in the country for vigor and
healthfulness? If you don't know that,
wake up and realize it. And when
you have got that" far, go still farther
and tell folks about it-j-mention it In
your letters to outsiders. There is
climate enough here to accommodate a
few more comers, and there's no need
of being stingy with it.Kittson
County Enterprise.
About twenty ladies were present on
Monday evening at a meeting of the
Red Cross Sewing Class, and about 30
bags were taken away to be finished.
On Tuesday evening, July 31st, there
will be an open meeting of the Red
Cross society at the high school. Not
only members, but all those interested
in this most humane work are request
ed to be present. There will be an in
teresting program of singing, speech
making, etc. Also a full report of the
financial condition of the society. The
Red Cross buttons will be distributed,
and a vote taken regarding some spec
ial branches of the work.
The Annual Meeting of the Minne
sota Scenic Highway Association will
be h'eld at Sauk Center on Friday af
ternoon, August 3.
The following have "been invited to
attend and make short addresses to
the jneeting: State Highway Commis
sioner Chas M. Babcock Hon. Con
stant Larson, of Alexandria Hon.
Frank M. Eddy, of Sauk Center Hon.
F. J. McPartlin, of International Falls,
It Is hoped that all counties on the
route will be well represented* at the
meeting. The directors from the var
ious counties are urged to bring good
roads boosters in large numbers. Asa
M. Wallace, president of the Sauk
Center Commercial club will be on
hand to welcome the delegates and a
smoker will be held in the evening.
Reports are expected on the status of
the work on the highway in the var
ious counties. Officers for the ensuing
year will be elected. The matter of
marking the route will be taken up
with a view to having it attended to
in the near future.
i Found Dead on Farm.
James Wallin was found dead on the
Dahl farm in town of Alma at eight
o'clock Tuesday evening of last week
by his nephew, William Wallin.
Deceased was an unmarried man
about 55 years^of age and had been in
poor health. His nephew, William
WalHn, who lives a short distance
from the land he was working, went
regularly to his place to see bow he
wa^pjgetting along. He had been there
Moflttay evening and found him in his
usua health. Tuesday evening he
wen? again and found his dead body
lyin# in the yard between the outhouse
and t&e building in which he lived.
County Coroner Dr O. E. Belcourt, of
Argj4e, *\as summoned and on examin
ation of the body, attributed his death
to a stroke of apoplexy.
The funeral took place Thursday af
ternoon at two o'clock from the Swed
ish Baptist church in Alma, Rev.
Wahlin, of this city, conducting the
services, and the remains weie laid to
res\iQ the Alma cemetery.
A large number of Warren Company
I boys at Crookston, came home to
spend the Sabbath with their parents
in this city. The boys all report that
they* are enjoying their military life
thus far and speak highly of the kind
and liberal entertainment afforded
them by the citizens of th^ Queen City.
Last week, they were given innocula
tions, which proved to be rather hard
on them and one of the Warren mem
bers, Harold Olson, was compelled to
go to the hospital to recover from the
injection. They have been, given some
training along the line of long hikes.
This week, they will march to Fisher,
a distance of 11 miles, where the citi
zens of the village will entertain them
royally. Corporal Holan, of Warren,
has been up several times during the
week working to secure new recruits.
Entertained at Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Anderson
entertained about seventy-five rela
tives and friends at a family dinner
Those who were present were as fol
lows Mr. 'and Mrs. Anton Anderson
and family, of Viking Mr. Alfred and
Miss Mable Simonson, of Viking Mr.
and Mrs. Christ Anderson and family,
of Radium Mr. and Mrs. August
Prillwitz and family Mr. and Mrs. L.
W. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Quist and family Charlie Nelson Mr.
and Mrs. D. O. Cheney and family
Miss Rose Gardner, of Montana Mrs.
Iver Peterson and son, of Minneapolis
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Osberg and family
and a brother of Mrs. Osberg's, from
Sherburn, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Anderson Mr. Morris Anderson Ed
win and Carl Iverson and Miss Mable
Iverson Mr. and Mrs. Will Bradley
and family Mr. and Mrs. Dave Brad
ley and family Mr. and* Mrs. J. T.
Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ander
son and family and Bill and John
After dinner the guests spent the af
ternoon in the following sports: joy
riding, croquet, horse shoe throwing,
base ball and music, and after supper
they departed for their homes feeling
that they had a time of their life.
One who was there.
The weather the past week has been
dry and warm. Today is cloudy with
a good breeze blowing. Wheat is fill
ing nicely and other crops are doing
well. The cutting of rye has commen
ced~aod the wheat harvest will be on
in about three weeks. Though crops
are somewhat spotted, yet they are
said to be better here than anywhere
else in the Northwest and will make a
good average. The high prices that
are assured will spell more prosperity
for tlie Red River Valley farmer.
Red River Valley
I Kernels
Harvey E Mussey, editor of the
Giygla Eagle, attended the meetings
of the National Editorial association
held at Minneapolis the middle of this
The Farmers' Non-Partisan League
ft becoming active in this part of the
state. A monster picnic will be held
six miles south of Thief River Falls
on Thursday, July 26. Gov Frazier
of North Dakota will be the principal
speaker of the day.
E. E. Leach, a farmer residing near
Barnesville has already harvested a
field of oats. He has contracted 500
bushels of the grain at 75 cents per
Moorhead and Clay county are work
ing hard to secure a battery in the
new Second Minnesota Field Artillery
regiment. Over 120 men of the nec
essary 195 have already been secured.
The Red Cross celebration at Oslo
held on Monday last week was a great
success and netted that organization
approximately $350.00.
Kittson county is working hard to
secure a county agent. The board of
commissioners of the county has ap
propriated $1000.00 for that purpose
and a citizen's committee is at work
securing the additional $1000.00.
A site has been purchased at Crook
ston for a large Catholic college, which
will soon be established in that city.
The Earmers State Bank of Holt
was ordered closed the other day by
the state banking department. G.
Howard Smith of Thief River Falls
will look after the affairs of the de
funct institution.
John Landro exhibited a sample of
medium clover in town today, the
longest stalk of which measured five
feet and four inches. The average
length was about four feet and nine
inches.Grygla Eagle.
Moorhead folks abandoned water
drinking Monday when they learned
the police had arrested two men de
scending from the water tower supply
of the city
Large Estate of 26,000 Acres in Kitt
son County to be Divided Up
Among Actual Settlers.
The James J. Hill farm at North
cote. Minn., will be colonized and dis
posed of at once.
The land will be sold to farmers
only and will not be disposed of to
any person who does not intend to
cultivate it. The land will not be sold
in more than 320 acre tracts to any
one person.
The James J. Hill farm lies in Kitt
son county, in the Northwestern part
of Minnesota It comprises 26,153
acres and has long been noted as one
of the richest farms in the Northwest.
It is famous also for its blooded cattle
which Mr. Hill imported and bred.
In disposing of the land in coloniza
tion tracts, L. W. Hill is carrying out
the wishes of his father who died
about a year ago. Since Mr. Hill's
death a number of offers have been
made to the estate for the farm.
Loses Faithful Dog Companion.
"Paddy", a registered bull terrier
dog, belonging to William Newman,
died Sunday. Death was caused by a
rupture, which he received in a fight
with another canine, when a bystand
er kicked "Paddy" in attempting to
separate the scrapping dogs.
The injured dog suffered great pain,
and his master did not know of his in
jury until the following day, when it
was too late to save the- animal.
"Paddy" was one of the most friendly
bull dogs in the city and numbered his
friends among the people of the city
by the hundreds. He was unusually
bright and knew his friends. He had
a reputation of being a real scrapper
and many times has com* out* of the
dog fight ring with laurels.
Mr. Newman will greatly miss this
faithful canine companion, who has al
most for three years been constantly
at his side and says that it will be a
difficult matter to find a dog that will
take his place.
10 11
15 18 25 30 31 43 46 51 54 56 72
75 93
103 107 112 117 122 12b 128 140 154 182 183 194 199
"Z -ftJVitr^, 218 222 223 258 269 275 280 297 298 309 320 321 327 332 335 337 341 343 345 350 353
355 35b
360 363 368 373 379 383 388 390 391
392 406 420 432 433
It was on this farm that J. J. Hill
made his big experiments and began
the growing of alfalfa. There are now
6,000 acres of alfalfa and timothy and
7,000 acres under cultivation, mostly
planted to wheat. It is estimated that
Mr. Hill spent $300,000 in bringing the
farm to a high state of cultivation.
Mr. Hill was one of the first men in
the country to demonstrate that with
the growing of alfalfa, high grade
stock could be raised and the virgin
qualities of the land maintained.
The property lies near the towns of
Northcote and Humboldt, on the Great
Northern railroad.
Under the colonization scheme, the
land will be sold in farms of 160 to
320 acres and payments will be spread
over a period of ten years.
437 440 452 458
486 487
4S8 493 507 509 513 514 521
525 530 536
542 548 549 550 552 556 564 571 574 576 588 616 620
623 637 638 642 645
Names of Marshall County Men Witt
Are Called to the Colors of
Uncle Sam.
Below are the names of the men in
Marshall county selected by lot to
serve in the first drafted army. The
names are given by townships or vot
ing precincts and not according to the
order in which they were selected.
There are 340 men from Marshall
county in the first call, and as the
county's quota is given as 179, the re
quired number will very likely be ob
tained out of the 340 who were drawn,.
after those claiming exemptions are
eliminated. The list below is not ab
solutely correct, as some mistakes
have been made in transmitting the
numbers by telegraph. It is substan
tially correct, however, and what few
errors there may be will be corrected
when the official list arrives* by ma*!,
All men registered were in the big
lottery and those not in the first call
may be called out later, in the order
drawn, it more soldiers are needed
Alma Township.
5 6
Knut Brosdal
John Bustrak
Julius Coninx
Charles Coninx
Oscar Grim
Edward Gotfrid Gustafson
Paul Magnuson
Nels Pearson
Carl Pearson
Agder Township.
Leonard Jefferson
John Adolph Klungness
Ole Ose
William Emet Rude
Amund Sordahl
Augsburg Township.
Herman J. Hohenfeldt
John Ignaszewski
August Sjo
Big Woods Township.
Patrick Leo Eagan
Edward Enerson
Olof Christian Gisselquist
John Henrikson
John Alfred Johnson
Carl Martin Larson
Edgar Larson
Carl Ososki
Bloomer Township.
George Gabriel Baskerville
Fred James Quantock
Arthur Riopelle
Box% Hie Township.
Frank A Carlson
Edwin G. Iverson
Cedar Township.
Wilford IA Kjel
Wihton PeuTa
William Sefkow
Conistock Township
Henry Gust Walhaupt
Cofflo Township.
Oeorge Fairchild Potter
William Jdhn Werner
Donnelly Township.
Matt Boen Jorgenson
Eckol Township.
Lars Lofaldi
Isak Wilhelm Lassila
Bugle Point Township.
Gotfred Anderson
Edwin Johnson
Hjalmer Lindblad
Andre E Phupp
Roy Martin Thibodo
Henry A. Wraa
East Park Township.
Hjalmar Isidor Lofstrom
Mis John Sundberg
Theo Underdahl
East Valley Township.
O. Dovre
Ed. Furr
Ole -Larson
Ernest Sefkow
Willie Sorum
Anton Rodahl
Esplee Township.
Jesse Leland Ballou
Alfred Franzman
George Montgomery Hicks
Elmer Nick Olson
Alfred John Stenvik
Excel Township.
Harold Berg
Harvey Copp
Ole Easthouse
Carl Gutterud
Martin O. Matson
Selmer Quammen
William Swanson
Omer E Warring
Foldahl Township.
Truls Alvin Braaten
John Dalseng
Carl Mattson
Daniel Ostrand
Fork Township.
William Lawrence Smith
Casper Christiansen Solback
Wilhelm Swanson
Grand Plain ToWaahlp.
George Boe
Henry Harry Hyatte
Jens Johnson
William Rudolf Ristau
Henry Albert Ristau
Hnntly Township.
Helmer Almar Johnson
Holt Township.
Hilmer Daniel Davidson
Olaf Halvorson
Albert Oscar Knutson
Nils Algot Skoglund
Lincoln Township.
Erik Linus Anderson
Andres Olaf Anderson
Gotfrid Bergren
Carl Bergren
vrt *-~3**- zf
John Albert Carlson
Christ Gerominus
Martin Johnson ,._
John M. Johnson
Carl R. Johnson
Christ A. Sorensen 4
Llnsell Township.
596 600
601 602 604 606 608
Andrew Petter Backlund
Alton Edward Gould
Carl Theodore Haugen
Ole Nilson Hillesland
Oscar Knutson
Olaf Fredrik Lund
Per Erik Lindgren
McCrea Township.
Gust Henning Bodell
Harry Willard Dennis
Bert Fish
Gill Elder Lamberson
Kent George Malek
Edward Ernest Nelson
Carl Albert Olson
Joseph Schantzen
Jolur Tjawrenco, Wittmann
Marsh Grove .Township.
Stephen P. Boe
Albert H. Haugen
Hjalmer C. HSugen,,,
664 675 676 677 679
685 692
4 3
Christian H. Jajellei -s ^^^^%S
Harold A. Johnson ^M^'^W^T^
Christian Knutson
Arthur H. Windahl

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