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While (here are but few oases
of Spanish le/er in the commun
ity the city board of health
has deemed it the part of wisdom
to close all schools, churches,
theaters, pool halls and public
l^aces of meeting until further
notice. Parents are requested
to keep their children at home,
segregation bein one of the
principal means of preventing
the spread of the disease.
Tito total subscriptions received at
the office of the Chairman of the Lib
erty Loan for Grant County up to
4:00 p. m., Wednesday, Oct. 9th,
Shows a total of $509,550. The allot
ment set by the Government was 9525,
000. Owing to the vast amount of de
tail involved in checking out each
township we are unable to give a list
-of smounts subscribed by each town
ship and are therefore showing am
ounts as placed with the various banks
thruout the countv:
Gold & Co. Hank 55,050
Stocxholm State Bank....... 23,500
First State, La Bolt ...,*... 31,750
First State, Kevillo 20,700
State Bank Twin Brooks.... 27,750
-Marvin tite Bank 14.800
Farmers State, Strand burg.. 16,KM)
Albee State Bank 37,450
Bank *'f Kevillo 29,700
1st National, Mil bank 95,950
Bank of Commerce, Milbank 15,850
Merchants Nat'l, Milbank.... 178,950
Farmers State. Trov 5,600
Listed with outside banks..*. 15,6U0
&Hs lor Special Senrtct
The local board has received a
•call for two special ser/ice men,
tor air craft work, and Albert Mey
ers, tiow of Mission, Texas, and
Edwin Steiner of Big Stone, have
volunteered, and they will go to
Vancouver barracks. Wash.
There has also been a call for
•one volunteer for mechanical train*
ing at Iowa university, Iowa City.
For the students army training
corps, applications as follows have
-been made: Oliver Aas, Jas C.
Gold, Allen C. Steiner, Morris
Alfred Pufahl, Edward
Klix, Malcolm W. Gold, Paul J.
-Gold, Fred A. Zetlsky, Joseph Cin
•claire, Harvey Maxfield, Bernhard
Heffernan, Leonard Kaerfher.
Auction Sale
Henry Schulte, who lives a mile
southwest of Corona is advertising
seven head of horses, seventeen head
of cattle, a splended lot of new
machinery, including a new
10-20 International Mogul tractor
and a 1918 Ford. The auction sale
starts Tuesday, October 15, at 10:30
There will be a free lnnch at
Here are four Bonds.
Parties who have signed for the
Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds can get
their bonds by calling at the First
.National bank, as the bank now
%es the bonds on hand.
Gust NelSoo Funeral.
The funeral service of
aged Gust Nelson of Stockholm
was held at the Mission church
at Stockholm, last Thursday
after-noon, He v. Alberts preach
ing in the Swede language and
Rev. Johnson in the English.
Among the relatives from abroad
who attended the funeral were:
Alfred Nelson, a son, of Minn
eapolis Mrs.Carl Backlund, of
Watertowr, a grand-daughter
Mrs. Soefker, a grand-daughter,
-of Twin Brooks Mr. E. N. Dahl
gren, of Ookato,Minn Mrs. R. L.
Nichol, of Milbank. A daught
•er, Mrs. Louis Berquist, of Shell
liake, Wis., and another daught
er, a Mrs. Perrson, of Chicago,
were unable to be present.'
HcUW NM-tatbu taps tr
(iiinr AmsM.
Horace Mann, a paid organizer
•of the non-partisan league at Boice
Idaho, was recently arrested for se
ditious remarks. He admitted the
charge that he opposed the war,
and looked upon the Bolshevike
rule in Russia as ideal and what we
Aon Id have in the United States.
TN 75C After let. IS.
oa't forge
to 75c
tthat the
will go into
raise on our
effect next
Erlandson & Johnson Co.
tale Tbat Is i Salt
'Winft.., Fri Oct. 18-906hffktftttat
cattle i'» state. 3 year old steers,
young btifers, and calves mostly Her*
iota I** ttrioksoo,
Id New Mttis Enapl n Fira.
Hpaln aal ExlnMB IM
On September 3d the War In
dustries Board issued Circular
21. Among other thinzs this
Circular, with certain exceptions
absolutely prohibited all new
construction except under per
mit. Then on September 13th
Chas. A. Otis, Chief of the Re
sources and Conversion Section
of the War Industries Board,
Washington, D. C., wired D. R.
Cotton of St. Paul, Regional Ad
visor to the same Board as fol
*'Retail dealers will be permit
ted to supply materials without
construction permit for farmers'
use in erecting new farm build
ings or silos, when the total cost
does not exceed $2500.00
On September 23d this $2500
exemption was withdrawn by a
further wire from Mr. Otis to
Regional Advisor Cotton, word
ed as follows:
"Correcting our wire Septem
ber 13th, dealers will be permit
ted to supply material for re
pairs to farm buildings or silos
not exceeding $2500 without per
mit. No new construction to
any amount authorized automat
ically except under provisions
Circular 21."
And now comes the final devel
opment: On September 26th a
conference in Washington be
tween the War Industries Board
and a Committee of retail lum
bermen resulted in a formal
amendment to Circular 21 by the
War Industries Board finally de
ciding as to what construction
may be undertaken without per
mit Such amendment reads as
"Repairs of or extensions to
existing buildings involving in
the aggregate a cost not exceed
ing twenty-five hundred dollars
($2500), and new construction
for farm purposes only involving
in the aggregate a cost not ex
ceeding one thousand dollars
The question of building re
strietions and essential building
construction, therefore, as it
stands today is covered by circu
lar 21 as amended on September
26th and by supplement to circu
lar 21.
They are the official documents
of the War Industries Board and
cover the entire situation.
Socialists are Convicted
Dead wood, S. D.—O. S. Ander
son, candidate for governor of
South Dakota on the socialist tick
et, who was tried here on a charge
of violating the espionageact, was
convicted last Friday. He was
sentenced to four years in the pen
itentiary and $100 fine.
Fred Fairchild, socialist candi
date for lieutenant-governor was
convicted of making a seditious
utterance, and fined $1,000 and
sentenced to two yetjrs In Leaven
kyiaf liaib ta CUcap.
Mr. T. A. Prawl, manager of the
Produce Company, returned from a
visit to Chicago last Friday. Mr.
Prawl related how the liberty loan
solicitors worked in a theatre which
he attended. During an interval
between the performances a solici
tor came forward, and after a stir
ring war talk asked all the men in
uniform in the room, to rise to
their feet. There were some twen
ty-five or thirty soldiers and sailors
who arose, and he asked them to
remain standing until some one in
the audience bought a $100 liberty
bond to represent each one, when
they could sit down. In a few mo
ments responses came from differ
ent »rts of the house, and it was
not long before there was only one
soldier standing, when the mana
ger of the affair said that some
one ought/to buy a $500 bond for
the last man, and it wasn't long
before some one closed the affair
by signing up for the $600 bond.
But the solicitor didn't let them go
at that for he said that the young
ladies who were taking signatures
had a couple of blanks left and these
should be filled out for $100 bonds
before quitting. These were soon
taken and the regular theatre per-
Kaiser JMfcates-Rmir.
The Germans are in full retreat
at every point in France and Bel
gium. Latest dispatches say: Ru
mored in Stockholm that the Kaiser
has abdicated.
Spanish influenza is somewhat
similar to the epidemic of influenat
that has visited this country at
times sinee 1643. Perhaps the
worst epidemic was in li 8) and
1890, from whence it had come at
that time from Russia.
The influenza shows itself by,
symptoms of an ordinary cold, but
all symptoms are very much exag
gerated. The patient is taken sud
denly sick, has pains in the eyes,
ears, head or back, and may be sore
all over. The temperature rises to
100 or 104.
The fever lasts from three to four
days and with care but few compli
cations result. The most common
is bronchial pneumonia, which is
proving fatal in many of our large
The disease spreads along routes
of travel and is carried from .per
son to person, probably through
the air as in caughtng, sneezing or
dried sputum reduced to dust and
floating in the air. Handkerciefs
and towels may be a medium of in
Any person contracting influenza
should promptly go to bed and re
main isolated from otehr members
of the household. Treatment
should be given and all sanitary
precautions should be taken to pre
vent the spread of the disease.
Unlike many contagious diseases
one attack does not prevent a person
from having a second.
The state board of health author
ities require that all cases of in
fluenza be promptly reported by
telephone to the state superintend
ent of the board of health. In case
of any spread of the disease sehools
and churches, wi 1 be closed.
It seems that with proper care
and vigilance the spread of the
disease may be prevented, and to
that end we would ask that all
health authorities, teachers, minis
ters, and parents throughout the
county give us their hearty support
in measures to prevent the spread
of this malady.
County Board of Health.
Plans for Hog House
Brookings, Oct. 7.—One of
the most useful and usable bul
letins ever printed for South
Iakota farmers is "Hog Houses
for South Dakota," extension
circular No 7 of the State college
extension division. In this
dulletin, Ralph Patty, exten
sion specialist in agricultural
engineering, gives plans and
specifications for constructing
five types of hog houses: Dakota
hog house, Iowa Sunlit type,
north and south frame house,
half monitor type and shed
type. Each plan is illustrated
with drawings which give plan
of constrution in detail, makeng
extra blueprints unnecessary.
The various kinds of building
materials are also discussed.
The circular is mailed free upon
request to the Extension Divison
State college, Brookings.
Mill Iqnml
The friends and acquaintances of
the Arthur Bingham family were
grieved to learn Tuesday of the
death of Master Raymond Bingham.
The boy had gone to bed as usual
the night before, at the hotel where
he was living, and was found dead
in bed in the morning. He had
had more or less tronble at times
with indigestion, and it is surmis
aed that possibly this may have had
something to do with his sudden
taking off. The father of the
young man had made arrangements
to move to Minneapolis, and had
expected to do so in a few days.
Raymond was in his 18th year, and
before the family left Milbank, a
year or so ago, had been a member
of a high school class, and was very
highly thought of by both old and
young friends, and the sympathy of
these friends go out to the family
in their trouble. The remains of
the young man were brought to
Milbank yesterday for interment
by the side of those of his mother
in the city cemetery.
Kg* ni uii.
The ladles of the Congregational
church wilt have a supper and mls
eelleneous sele.Thursday, Oct. 24,
to church parlors,
i I't -i,t
ttnkfi kcntiry Wrltw Ike I. V.
V. SIM "Fellow Wtfkar"
Ft. Scott, Kas.
April 5,1917
S#r. Wm. D. Haywood
Chicago, III.
Fellow worker:—
Have just returned from Des
Moines, Iowa, and am very glad
to b« able to report that all of
the. cafes there are disposed of
favorably and the boys at liberty
I think the Defense Committee
ta aatisfied withfthe handling of
tbatiaae. Of course it was'not
one in which any labor principle
Wha involved, and, therefore the
lljg£it was simply made to get the
a out.
uses for the trip were
and if you will send me
for that it will clean the
matter up.
How are you coming with the
Minnesota proposition. I hope
fOtt don't start anything until
tike year has expired. This dam
tted war business is going to
make it mighty hard to do good
organization work or good rad
ical work of any kind, but I
think the fight should be now
centered against spy bills and
Have you heard from Penn
eylvania with Powers of Attorn
Yours for industrial freedom,
Arthur Le Sueur.
Who is Arthur Le Sueur
He is the secretary of Town
ffev's non-partisan league, with
Office at St. Paul, and Townley's
right hand man.
Who is Wm. D. Haywood?
He is the head chiefof the I. W.
W., late of Chicago, now of Leav
enworth prison, serving a 20
year term for sedition.
The above letter was in
troduced as evidence in the trial
of Haywood, when he was con
victed and sentenced to 20 years
imprisonment. Mr. Townley's
league secretary and general
assistant, addresses the man
who was plotting to destroy the
tro£erty of honest citizens, as
"Fellow Workers." This patriot
Le Sueur says in regard to this
"damned war business," that he
thinks the "tight should be cen
tered against spy bills and Con
scription." Well, Big Bill Hay
wood succeeded so well in cent
ering it along the line suggested
that he and about one hundred
of the same stripe are now serv
ing their country at Leaven
worth with engagements of
from five to twenty years.
Henry Dornbush Dies,
Word was received last Sunday
that Henry Dornbnsh, son of John
Dornbush, one of the young soldiers
from this county died of pneumonia
at Camp Sherman, Ohio, on the 5th
inst.., and the parents of the young
man left Sunday to bring home the
remains for burial. The young
man was in the 24th year of his
age, and for a number of years had
worked his father's farm south of
town. He joined the national army
with the July contingent that went
from this county, and was placed
in a development division and was
doing well at the camp. On
the 2d inst he wrote home that he
was not feeling well and would
probably have to go to the hospital.
The parents received word from the
camp on Sunday morning that he
was in serions condition, and that
evening they started on the journey
to see him. When they reached
Chicago the announcement of his
death was received, and the mili
tary authorities stated by wire that
the remains would later be returned
for burial here, and the grief strick
en parents arrived home Tuesday.
tal m. Tutor.
Many of our Milbank and Albee
people remember the A. H. Taster
family, who lived for some four
years at Albee, where Mr. Tasker
was cashier of the bank, later go
ing to Canada, where he had charge
of the Gold land business for a
number of years, but for two years
past the family had been living at
Portland, Oregon. Word was re
ceived by friends at Big Stone the
first of the week of the death of
Mrs. Tasker, and stating that the
remains would be brought to Big
Stone for burial. The deceased
was a sister of Jas. A. Gold of Big
Hn-Fartlm Laane art Iqtfl
ates Its Mqrtity.
Against men and newspapers who
have had the temerity to expose the
character of the leaders of the non
partisan league the cry is raised by
tie wily Townley that they are
opposed to the farmers and opposed
to farmers organization. The fact
that we are all absolutely depend
ent on the farmer and his success
and prosperity, particularly in a
farming community, should be suf
ficient proof of the silliness of such
a charge. We are all benefitted by
what benefits the farmer and the
farming community, but this should
not blind us to the fact that there
are always plenty of charlatans and
demagogues anxious to exploit the
farmer He is not a real friend of
the farmer or the farming commun
ity who joins in with these and
fails to show up what is sure to be
the final result of following this
kind of leadership. That the Her
ald* Advance is not alone in present
ing these truths we present below
an article from the National Grange
Monthly. The Grange is one of
the oldest and most substantial of
all the farmer organizations. If
it has not the real interest of the
agriculturist at heart then it is
useless to look for this anywhere,
but the official organ of the Grange
does not hesitate to repudiate the
nonpartisan league and assert that
it must purge itself of the disloy
alty of its leaders. This is what
it says in its April number, 1918,
of the league and its influence:
Some of the best friends of agricul
ture in the United States, who have
proved by their works that their de
votion to its welfare is sincere, are
seriously disturbed over the spread of
a movement in the Northwest, which
bears every indication of containing a
positive menace to the highest pro
gress of the real farmers of the coun
try, and which is destined to irjure
the very cause which it professes to
Reference is made to the so-called
Farmers' Non-Partisan League in sev
eral of the States in the Northwest,
which by whirlwind methods, by ex
travagant promises and by radical
pronouncements, has been gathering
great momentum in some sections,
while the movement is also gaining a
foothold in some of the Eastern States.
The very nature of the new organiza
tion does not point in the direction of
permaneme, nor does it contain those
elements ot strength that assure any I
abiding service to the larm people
But the chief purpose of this article
is to make clear that the Grange is
not identified in any way with the
Non-Partisan League and that the'
Grange stands sponsor in no wav for
Its principles or its results. Efforts
that have been made, in coi nt'"ss
cases, to so entangle the Grange
should be repudiated at every point,
for the Grange and the Non-Partisan
League are moving from absolutely
different viewpoints and have no
common basis. The Grange was here,
doing valiant service for the farm
people of the United States loog be
fore this new movement of the North
west was even dreamed of and it may
still bs here after that movement has
been forgotten.
The Grange is non-partisan in the
true, broad senoe. Its service is un
selfish and continuous for the farm
interests of America. The Grange
seeks no class legislation or special
favors for farmers, simply because.
they are farmers, but names as its su
preme ideal "The greatest good to
the greatest number/' The Grange
is absolutely loyal to its Government
and tolerates within its meetings and
among Its leaders no spark of even
the suggestion of disloyalty. On
thane four decisive issues the Grange
and the Non Partisan League are as
wide apart as if ooeans separated
them. Let this fact be here and now
made clear to everyone, that whatev
er may be the future of the Non-Part*
isan League, no responsibility for
that future rests upon the Grange or
upon the real leaders of the Grange.
As the two organisations go on the
fruits of each shall prove it, of what
manner it be.
Consolidated April 1880
Immtt Ctatav
nth tit
But I emphatically disbeliev in any
party, and especially if that party
calls itself a nonpartisan party,
which organizes a single class againsl
other classes. I objeot just as stroag
ly whether such a political
organization clams to be in the
interest of townspeople, or country
people, of merchants, lawers, farmers
or wage earners.
"When the nonpartisan league first
appeared was inclined to welcome
it, and it was with real reluctance
that I was obliged to believe that the
leadership that controlled it was of
such a character as to threaten this
country with evils analogous to those
which came from bolshevisism abroad
i and from I. W. W.-ism at home.
"Finally, the meeting of the league
i in St. Paul about a year ago was turn*
1 ed into a ghost dance ol the Huns
within-our-gates.and it be-came evld
ent to rne. that in so far as they
dared, the most prominent leaders of
the league were playing the game of
acquire power by
pandenog to an influencing the base
spirit of grted and envy and ignor
ance and clas hatred. Tney were try
ing to do what Lenine and Trotsky
have done to Russia.
'•The 1. W. W. leaders have been
convicted of disloyalty and yet it was
to the Mad of this organization*
any State: while the unfortunate en-
tanglements this organization ha9
permitted with those whose purpose is
clearly to undermine the American
Government, to reduce its fighting ef
ficiency and to give aid to the enemy,
is an indictment against the Non
partisan League from which it can
never clear itself in the estimate of
patriotic, red-blooded American citi
zens, farmers «nd otherwise. If the
Non-Partisan League has not actual
ly surrendered itself to disloyal prac
tices, it has at least trifled with its
reputation to a degree sufficient to
put it under suspicion in the eyes of
every true American.
Int -j
The Big Stone marshal last week
brought up L. W. Larson from that
towo to Milbank on a charge of
bringing liquor into the state and
took him before Justiee Bleser.
The defendant waived examination
and was bound over to the district
seeking to
W. O. Haywood, that the secretary
of the Nonpartisan league wrote on
April 6, 1917, a letter in which he
spoke of 'this damned war business.'
"There isn't German abroad, or a
pro-German at home who does not
wish sucoess to the Nonpartisan
league as present controlled and to
the I. W. W."
Colonel Roosevelt asserted that the
two great issues at this time were put
the war successfully through and In*
sisl on thorough-going AmeneaalSRI*
Call tor 21 Kea.
The local draft board has receiv
ed a call for 20 men to be sent to
Ft. Winfield Scott, Cal. These
must be taken from last year's reg
istrants. the registrants of this
year not yet being eligible lor the
draft. The men will leave have
sometime not yet definitely fixad
between Oct. 21st and Oet. 26th.
Following have received notice tOL
appear for induction, but i
may yet be made*
will be enrolled:
4 -N

t'f "/Vi
m, i
that At leaden of f&e Doti-puil—
san league are generally recognised
to be of the dislsoyal element is be*
yond dispute. The grest majority
of the league members .may be
thoroughly patriotic, but berause
of the disloyal and seditious char
acter of the leaders, some of whom
have been convicted, others who are
under indictment, and others who
at one time or another indicated
their sympathy for the I. W. W.
and disloyal socialism, the loyal and
patriotic members of the league are
practically casting influence on the
side of disloyalty. No man in all
the country has been more intimate
ly identified with reform movement
than has ThedHore Roosevelt. Af
ter a thorough examination of the
league's practical work, here la
what he says of the non-partisan
league in a speech at Billings last
*'There are real and grave causes
for complaint among the farmers
here in the northwest," the former
president continued as he read from
a paper figuc$s which purported to
show discrepancies in connection
with prices paid for wheat and in
freight rates, put he asserted thai
"many of the remedies proposed are
not only false, put mischievous, and
very grave harm may be caused by
the character of the agitation cos
ducted by tome of the men who pro
fess to be seeking these remedies.
'To introduce state socialism as a.
relief for these conditions would re
sult in nothing but widespread dam
age. Some of the conditions com
plained of can be met by state action.
There should be Federal control of
elevators and flour mills with es
tablished terminal, elevators at con
venient points.
and only twenty
George McMann, David Brown,
Harry Bobn. Peter DeWtlde, Fred
Abraham, Elmer Christian, Arthur
Hanson, Einer J. PMsrson, Francis
Kelly, Julius Kamle, Brick Wetfpi
Glen UustefMMs, Fred Schmidt,
Yonker, Harass Hubbard* Henry Ja
cobs, Alvln Olson. Edward
George Manthey, Edgar Fonder
ward Schneider, Llovd
Hamilton and Elton Taylor.
David Maloy, another of the Mil«o
bank boys, heard the bugle calling
him and he answered by enlisting
in the mechanical branch of the
Marines, he came home Saturday
morning from Minneapolis to visit
his parents before departing for
tra||i^ caaip.»t Paris Wai
SL Ce o"" ^-Y,
John P. Eriokson olos
cattle and SXO.OOO worj
Waubav, Friday Oct.
sharp—Baird of Aberdeen
Jones, Auetioneecfc
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