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Andrew Hanson Overcome by Gas at
Bottom of Forty-eight Foot
Andrew Hanson, who farms about
five miles north of Warren, had a very
close call Monday afternoon, and was
very fortunate in escaping with only
a severly sprained ankle. Mr. Han
son was engaged in boring a large well,
IS inches in diameter, on thfr Mike
Rymer farm and had reached a depth
vof 48 feet when he struck rock which
he blasted with two charges of dyna
mite shortly before noon on Monday.
After dinner he decided to go down in
the well, as he had often done before.
He had a rope with a loop in which he
^^^tood and lowered himself to the
bottom of the well, the hoisting being
done by the aid of a horse. He had
been in the well but a few minutes
when he began to feel the effects of
the gas fumes from the charges of
dynamite which evidently had not had
sufficient time to leave the well. He
called his assistant to hoist him up.
When within about 20 feet of the sur
face he was overcome by the gas and
being unable to retain his hold on the
rope any longer collapsed. The young
man who was his assistant, noticed
that the horse was pulling harder than
usual and immediately stopped the
horse and went to the well to investi
gate. He found that he would be un
able to raise Mr. Hanson without as
sistance, as Mr. Hanson's body was
caught on the sides of the well. Neigh
bors were immediately summoned by
telephone and in a few minutes a large
of men in automobiles from
JsTTTYounding farms came to the scene
and assisted in hoisting Mr. Hanson
to the top. Doctors, who ^had been
summoned, gave him immediate atten
tion but were unable to overcome the
effects of the gas for about twelve
hours. Hi^ foot was very badly sprain
a the rope but other-
MA. Hanson feels very grateful to
the neighbors and also values highly
the telephone and the automobiles
which played such a large part in the
saving of his life.
Camp Wadsworth, S. C, the training
camp to which 35 Marshall county men
together with the 10.000 Minnesotans
called to the colors this month will be
sent, is said to be one of the best
camps in the country. Its sick rate
lias been among the lowest since the
camp was established last year.
The original occupants of this camp
"were units of the New York National
l^^sr^rd, but other organizations have
assigned there since. The units
now in camp include the Sixth divi
sion of the regular army, and thirteen
skeletonized regiments of New York
and New England National Guard in
fantry The latter are waiting to be
filled by drafted men. It is believed
that an additional division will be
formed* during" the summer.
The camp is within sight of the fa
mous Blue Ridge mountains, the scene
of hundreds of published mountaineer
romances, and said to have harbored
the haunts of "moonshiners" in years
past. It is within a three-hour rail
ride of Ashville, N. C, a noted winter
resort. This is a favorite visiting
place of the khaki-clad men when they
have a few days' leave of absence.
No wooden barracks have been built,
the camp being known as a tent camp,
tout it is believed that barracks will be
erected later. Camp records show that
wftere has been less sickness in health
rfiiry situated tent camps during the
winter months than the camps where
the men are quartered in barracks.
Every state in the Union and all
branches of army service are repre
sented at this camp. There are reg
ulars, National guardsmen and Nation
al army men in the same regiments,
and according to camp officers there
always has been perfect harmony be
tween the various classes of service,^neld recently at Kennedy the following
Due to this fact the camp has become
Toiown to army men as the "melting
pot" camp, and the experiment has
"been watched with a great deal of in
terest by the war department.
Extensive preparations are being
made for the reception of the Minne
sota men, and on their arrival they
-will be put thru the receiving channels
and assigned to their quarters with the
mim'Tunm of delay and the maximum of
Spartanburg, the county seat, and
the city nearest the camp, has been
thoroly organized by patriotic home
lolks, and every effort has been, and is
toeing, made to give the men in uni
form an opportunity to experience a
Tittle "home" life during their train
ing at camp.
-*^TSouther hospitality," according to
^reports, is awaiting for the selectlves
-from Minnesota and on their first op
portunity to visit the city they will be
taken in hand and shown what the
phrase means.
Two farmers from North Dakota,
Teosil Janekowski and Joe Wosick,
were brought before W. O. Braggans in
justice court today on the charge of
running an automobile while in a state
of intoxication. Yesterday they had
run into the car of Rev. Ekblad, of
Alvarado, damaging same to a consid
erable extent. They plead guilty to
the charge and were fined $100 each
and costs, besides the cost of repair
ing the damaged car, the total to pay
being $265.
D. J.*Ostlund, of Oslo, plead guilty
to selling rotten eggs and was fined $50
and costs. Mr. Ostlund is the manager
of the creamery at Oslo and had pro
bably purchased the spoiled eggs from
a customer without applying the
candle test and hence was obliged to
suffer for the acts of others.
On Friday afternoon, July 26, an
other contingent of Marshall county
men will entrain on the Great Northern
local for Camp Wadsworth, Spartan
burg, S. C, where they will enter mili
tary training. The names of the men
called are as follows:
John Edward Ebert, Canada.
Palmer Landro, Grygla.
Albert Emil Sorenson, Newfolden.
Harry T. Haugland. Grygla.
Emanuel Anderson, Drayton, N. D.
Julius Melvin Olby, Newfolden.
William T. Rivard, Fork.
Louis Dufault, Argyle.
Peter Mathias Carlson, Strandquist.
James M. Story, Floodwood.
Emanuel Isaacson, Strandquist.
Oscar L. Olson, Alvarado.
Ernest Sjo, Stephen.
Eddie Syverson, Karlstad.
Herbert Carlson, Rosewood.
Edwin E. Peterson, Middle River.
Norton Franklin Strader, Baudette.
Ole Johnson, Middle River.
Frank Plencer, Warren.
Albert Nielsen, Golden Valley
Carl Wilhelm Lindgren. Aspelin.
Alfred B. Nordlund, Middle River.
Abel Karl Tatro, Radium.
Albert Larson, Holt.
Olaf Paulson. Skime.
David Dufault, Argyle.
Olger Green. Newfolden.
Carl Edwin Fjeld, Oslo.
Sigurd. Rafteseth. Rosewood.
Iver Haarstad, XewjBQkIenft,
Alfred F. Pefei'son, Warren.
John Pokrzywinski. Oslo.
Garfield Wm. Anderson. Alvarado.
Harold A. Johnson, Middle River.
Henry Olson, Middle River.
These Go From Northern Polk Co.
William Archer, Warren.
Helmar Farder, Oslo.
Mike Kocisko, Angus.
Otto A. Olson, Warren.
Joseph Frank Brantt, Warren.
Carl E. Mybelly, Oslo.
The Farmers State Bank of Radium
has been purchased by O. H. Taralseth,
R. B. Taralseth, H. L. Melgaard and
other financiers associated with them
in the banking business. The new
owners have already taken charge of
the bank. Their well known ability
and standing, in the financial world is
guarantee that the bank in the future
as in the past, will serve well the com
munity in which it is located and assist
in its development.
Two horses belonging to W. G.
Hamerick, of town of Helgeland, were
killed last Thursday afternoon when a
straw shed in which they were feed
ing in collapsed and buried them un
der a great weight of straw and tim
bers. There were about fifteen head
of horses in the shed at the time of
the accident but a number were able
to get out without assistance and six
were rescued by the timely assistance
of neighbors who had been summoned
by telephone and arrived within a few
minutes after the accident.
Luther League Convention.
At the Luther League convention
officers were elected for the ensuing
year: Rev. Albin A. Larson, of Thief
River Fall3, President Miss Florence
Berg, of Kennedy, Secretary Miss
Levina Nordlund, of Alvarado, Treas
urer. The convention was attended by
over 600 people from all parts of the
Red River District and good programs
of music, songs and recitations were
rendered. The convention next year
will be held at Wanroad.
Happily Married.
Mr. Paul Vinji and Miss Ellen Bring,
both from near Newfolden, were mar
ried on Wednesday evening, July 10th,
at the parsonage of the Swedish Lu
theran church in this city by Rev. S.
W. Swenson. Both are well known and
highly respected young people in their
community. They will make their
home- on a farm near Newfolden which
the groom owns. A wedding reception
was given for the newly married pair
at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
G. Bring, on Sunday afternoon.
Good Program of Music and Speeches.
Pleasant Surprise Sprung on Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Olson in Honor of
Their Silver Wedding.
The Vasa lodge of Warren held a
picnic last Sunday at the Fred S.
Peterson's beautiful grove, north of
Alvarado, on Sunday last. Most mem
bers of the order and their families as
well as a large number of other friends,
participated in the picnic which was
voted one of the most successful in the
history of the local lodge. In the after
noon a good program of music and
speeches was rendered, the musiq be
ing furnished by the Alvarado cornet
band and was much appreciated. Mr.
Axel J. Nordstrom, past president of
the order, presided and opened the pro
gram with a few appropriate remarks.
The other speakers were as follows:
L. M. Olson, the first president of the
local lodge and now District manager,
who spoke eloquently of the principles
and aims of the Vasa order County
Attorney A. N. Eckstrom, who made a
fine speech on loyalty and Red Cross
work Prof. C. E. Sjostrand, who spoke
on some phases of education and loyal
ty work and John P. Mattson, whose
talk was along historical lines, dealing
principally with the settlement of
Delaware the Swedes in 1638 and
incidents related thereto, and the im
press of Scandinavian culture on the
United States. The program was in
terspersed with patriotic songs by the
audience and patriotic airs were ren
dered by the band. Refreshments were
served at two booths on the grounds,
the proceeds going to the Red Cross.
Before adjourning a pleasant sur
prise was sprung on Mr. and Mrs. L.
M. Olson in honor of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of their marriage. Mr.
Olson was the first president of the
Vasa lodge and has always been very
active in furthering the interests of
the order. In appreciation of this
service .to the order as well as to show
the respect and esteem in which he
and his good wife are held as citizens
and neighbors, the members of the
Vasa lodge and a number of other
frieno4ia dp^Med J:o honor them on
this important mile-stone in life's
journey. J. P. Mattson briefly voiced
the sentiments of those present and
then on behalf of the lpdge and other
friends presented to Mr. and Mrs. Ol
son a large purse of silver Goin to
gether with the hearty congratulations
of the lodge and other friends. The
real anniversary had passed a few
days before, but the Vasa picnic was
deemed the opportune time to extend
the honors due the occasion. Mr. Ol
son does not often lose his nerve, but
this time he almost did so. However,
he responded graciously thanking his
friends for their kindness. The Fred
S. Peterson grove where pjcnicwas held
is a beauty spot and ought to be pre
served for the enjoyment of future
generations. Big oaks, elm, basswood
and other trees abound and stand just
as they were planted by nature. They
can not be replaced in hundreds of
years if cut down. Thanks were voted
Mr. Peterson for the use of the grove.
George Lagerquist. who escaped
from a federal guard and has been in
hiding in the woods near his home at
Karlstad, was captured last Saturday.
One of the farmers living near the
edge of the dense woods, saw a man
crawl under his barn, as if for pro
tection. He immediately notified the
authorities, who captured the man.
The warden of the Stillwater prison
has been on the ground personally to
conduct the pursuit, with the aid of
the sheriff of Kittson county and resi
dents of Karlstad.
George Lagerquist is charged with
having attempted to wreck a train on
the Soo railroad near Karlstad, to seek
revenge on the government for having
called him in the draft His father is
being tried in federal court as insti
gator of the plot.
Popular Crookston Girl Weds.
A wedding of local interest is that
of Miss Ida Stone, of Crookston, and
Harold Mead, of Helena, Montana,
which took place Tuesday at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
N. P. Stone, at Crookston. The service
was read by Rev. W. E. Dudley at high
noon before a group of relatives and
intimate friends. Mrs. Charles Lorring
gave a program of wedding music.
The bride wore a charming gown of
white pussy willow satin and georgette
crepe, and carried a shower bouquet of
bride's roses and sweet peas. Her sis
ter, Miss Lucia Stone, was the maid
of honor. Miss Stone wore a dainty
costume of pink taffeta and net and
carried a basket of Killarney roses
and sweet peas. Walter Stone attend
ed Mr. Mead.
Mr. and Mrs. Mead left Tuesday for
Billings, Montana, where they will
visit for a time before going to Helena,
where they will reside. Mr. Mead is
associated with the Helena Banking
Corporation as assistant cashier.
Supply and Repair Shops Close at 6 P.
M., Except Wednesdays and Satur
days, When They Close at 10 P. M.
To Remain Closed on Sundays.
W. F. Powell attended a big meeting
of automobile men from six north
western states held at Minneapolis last
week to consider the new government
win-the-war regulations as affecting
the automobile industry. There were
fully 1,000 representatives present and
when a resolution was pres'ented
pledging to the War Industries' .Board
their co-operation in observing con
servation measures recommended by
the government, said resolution was
adopted unanimously amidst great en
thusiasm. As the government needs
skilled drivers and motor mechanics of
all kinds for conducting the war, it is
believed these may be obtained by cut
ting out unnecessary service and Sun
day work, and oilier economies, thus
releasing a large number of men. Ac
cording to the agreement of dealers in
automobiles and supplies, their places
of business will close in country towns
at 6 p. m. every day, except on Wed
nesdays and Saturdays, on which days
the closing time shall be 10 p. m. The
reason for keeping open until ten two
evenings of the week, is in order to ac
comodate farmers who may not have
a chance to come to town for supplies
in the day time. Garages may keep
open- after the designated closing hours
for the storage of cars only, but may
not sell gasoline or make sales or re
pairs, except in case of emergency.
Physicians are exempted from these
restrictions when using cars in per
forming their professional duties.N
Tie new closing hours will be no
inconvenience or hardship to auto
mobile owners, as gasoline and supplies
can be purchased in the day time just
as well as not. A respite from the
long hours that garage and supply men
have been compelled heretofore to
spend in their places of business, will
be welcome to them and their em
Let the motoring public cheerfully
conujly with these regulations and
thereby help out the government and
also make conditions more tolerable
for those engaged in the auto industry.
The Government wants all men that
registered in 1918 who have had
grammer school education and have
automobile and mechanical experience,
to register with the Local Draft Board
before Monday, July 22nd. They will
be sent to a school at Indianapolis,
where they will receive instruction as
The 11th Battalion Band, M. H. G.,
will give a concert on Friday evening.
The concert will be carried out rain or
shine. A special feature of Friday
evening's concert will be the piccolo
solo by F. Emrich accompanied by the
"Red Cross March" Frey
"Cameron Overture" Lewis
"The Lambs March" Sousa
"Caressess" Spanish Dance
"Jasmo" Oddity Klohr
'Chant Du Rossignal" Cox
Piccolo SoloF. Emrich
"Over there"March Keler-Bela
"Mighty Lak'a Rose"Waltz __ Nevin
"A Warrior Bold"March Klohr
The Public Safety Commission took
vigorous action last week in order to
stop the diversion of labor to other
sections of the country. It is all need
ed in Minnesota at this time and the
Commission will use drastic methods
to get all passible help to the farmers
who are on the eve of harvesting a
splendid crop of all kinds.
The Employment Office at 101 Sec
ond St South, Minneapolis, is splendid
ly organized to handle all demands
made upon it and by its help it is ex
pected that Minnesota farmers will be
able to weather the farm labor short
age nicely.
Quentin Roosevelt, Ex-pre3ident
Roosevelt's youngest son, who has been
attached to the American air forces in
France, -was killed in an air battle at
Chateau-Thierry on July 14, according
to press reports.
Weather continues fair and has
turned considerably warmer. Farmers
report that the wheat has picked up
wonderfully after the last rains and
that the heads, apparently, are filling
wel}. Harvest will he on in about two
weeks, if weather conditions, remain
Two young men of "Argyle, Gilbert
Morin and Philip Buckingham, respec
tively 18 and 19 years of age, plead
guilty before Judge Grindeland in dis
trict court last week to the charge of
grand larceny in the first degree. They
had on two different occasions robbed
the till at the Great Northern depot in
Argyle of small amounts. The young
men gave as their excuse that they
had no money and wished to attend
the carnival then showing in the vil
lage. Instead of imposing the severe
sentence of from one to five years for
such offense, the offenders, considering
their youth and inexperience, may have
a chance to serve their country by
enlisting in the army or navy.
On the suggestion of the State Food
Administration, a threshermen's con
vention for Marshall county will be
held at the Court House in Warren,
Thursday, July 25th.
The purpose of the meeting is to dis
cuss with the threshermen the import
ance of good work this year, and press
upon them their duties in this work
also to dicuss and, if possible, arrange
for a uniform price for threshing in
the county.
The meeting will be held in the after
noon and will begin at one o'clock
sharp. L. L. Bassett, who is repre
senting the Grain-Threshing Division
of the Federal Food Administration for
Minnesota, will have the meeting in
Many of the 250 threshermen in Mar
shall county are expected to be present
at this meeting.
A letter recently sent out by the
Local Draft Board of Marshall county
makes it the duty of regiotrants, re
gardless of their present occupation, to
assist in the harvesting of the crops.
The letter reads as follows:
"In regard to the work or fight law
with respect to clerks in stores, will
say that this Board does not deem it
necessary at this time to arbitrarily
take steps to compel any one to leave
their present employment and go onto
the farms, but this Board is determin
ed that as the harvest season ap
proaches every man who is a regis
trant must do his fair share of labor
in the harvest fields.
"It is the duty of every man to do
what he can to help the farmers har
vest their crop, and if we have a re
port made to us that any man is not
so doing, and we find the- report to be
true, we shall immediately induct him
into service and send him to ca*mp, no
matter what class he may-be in. This
applies to every man that" is a""regis-
trant, we as well as yourself. It it up to
you and to every other man to take
due notice of this law, and if any one
in your neighborhood desires your
services during the harvest season you
will have to leave your present employ
ment and help them. Inasmuch as
harvest lasts less than a month, we
can see BO hardship resulting^ to you
or any one else by such a rule.
"We are sure that the owners of
^stores and other mercantile establish
ments will join with us in these mat
ters and release their clerks for farm
work for that period of time without
their loosing their present position.
"While you and many other men
may not be able to do what is termed
upon the farm a full day's labor yet
you will be able to do some labor and
every little bit will help this fall, and
you will be paid according to what you
do. You Will have to sacrifice some
thing and the mere fact that you may
not be able to make as much on the
farm as you do in the store will not be
taken into consideration by this Board.
You and every other man will have to
do what you can, and will not be al
lowed to loaf on the job."
Different Colors Designate Branches'
of Service.
What are the colors of the hat cords
worn by the men of the various
branches of tne service? is a ^question
frequently asked. To assist in recog
nizing the branch of the service the
man in uniform belongs to, here is the
The different hat cords are: Infan
try, light blue cavalry, yellow artil
lery, scarlet engineer corps, scarlet
intertwined with white signal corps,
orange intertwined with white avia
tion corps, green and black medical
department, maroon with wMte inter
mixed quartermaster corps, buff ord
nance department, black intertwined
with scarlet corps of interpreters and
corps of intelligence police, green and
white tank service, gray chemical'
service, cobalt blue with golden ma
chine gun units, acorns and keeper to
be red flying candidates, a band of
white pique 1% inches wide service
school detachments, green.
Every Business Man Will Be Asked
to Spend Certin Time in
the Field.
County Agent Husby of the Marshall
County Farm Bureau, is soliciting the
co-operation of all business men in a
plan whereby he hopes to partially
solve the labor situation in this county.
He recently received word from the
labor department of the public safety
commission informing him that they
would be able to furnish just about 50
per cent of the labor furnished last
year for the harvest fields. Most of
the floating element, which has passed
through the state .at that time, is en
gaged in the ship building industry.
Taking into consideration the 500 men
that have been called away from our
fields by the draft, there will be a
shortage of about 800 men in Marshall
county alone during the next three
months. However, County Agent Hus
by has arrived at a plan whereby the
graveness of this situation will be
somewhat lessened. He has drawn in
to service a committee to make a thor
ough campaign of the city, asking each
man to pledge himself to work in the
harvest field for a certain number of
days. Every able-bodied man, regard
less of business occupation, and every
boy over 16 years of age, is being ap
proached and asked to sign a pledge
for their days of service, in the same
manner as they did for the purchase of
Liberty Bonds and the War Savings
Stamps. A number of the men who
have been approached have offered ten
days\of their service. Later these lists
wiU' be compiled and a copy sent to
each farmer in the county to peruse
and select the man he considers best
suited to the work he needs to have
done. He will then mak known his
choice at the labor bureau and how
long he will need the man"s services.
In this case, "the early bird will get
the worm," as the farmer calling early?
will get his choice. Thejajjor'will be
paid according to^^j^Bromg waaes
An automoralreenlistment will also
be made, listing all cars that will be
in readiness to transport labor from
the towns to the fields If a farmer
were busy in harvesting he need only
call the labor bureau and state his
needs. The bureau will then secure
the labor and the means of transpor
tation to the farmer's field
Every town and village in the coun
ty will be organized to carry on the
.work in like manner. A labor bureau
will be established at each town, which
asill keep in touch with the farm
bureau office.
Uncle Sam has astonished the world
by the rapidity with which he* has
trained and equipped an army for
overseas service. Over 1.000,000 men
are already on French soil, and in
active service. At least one-fourth of
that number or 250.000 are in the ad
vance zone of action, in other words,
on the firing line. In addition Ameri
can forces are in Italy, Mesopotamia,
in eastern Siberia, and on the Murmatt
coast of Russia, the land of the Mid
night Sun. Before long everyone of
the numerous fighting fronts will be
familiar to the American troops, and
the latent strength of our enormous
forces will be turned loose in the cause
of Democracy and Humanity.
By the first of August the nation
will have practically 2,000.000 fighting
men under arms, trained and ready for
the fray. New drafts will be started
thru the cantonment camps for train
ing and a constant flow of men will be
kept up until "Peace by Victory" is se
cured. The Regular Army has been a
vital and most important factor in the
training of men. The Regulars were
the first to cross steel with the Teutons,
and have been in the thick of the fight
ing ever since. Our small but most
efficient army has increased its enlist
ed strength 500 per cent since the de
claration of war. Five recruits have
'been secured and trained for every one
man in "the Regular Army on April first
last year. That is merely an example
of the rapidity with which men can be
The Regular Army is always able to
absorb from 30 to 50 per cent of tts
strength in new recruits and train
them alongside of veterans in less than
three months. Men are needed in every
branch of the service, both mounted
and dismounted. Every man in the
army today has an equal chance for
becoming a commissioned officer, as all
officers from now on will be picked
from the ranks, and given special
training./ Its a case, however, of first
come first served, and opportunities in
the^army as in civil life "wait for no
The seven boys that left on the flyer
on Sunday evening were given a rous
ing send-off by Warren citizens. The
Battalion Band and the Home Guard
met the boys at the Court House and
accompanied them to the station, where:
Jhe band played several selctions.

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