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SOLDIER WRITES HOT
ONE TO N. D. GOVERNOR
Tells Him That Boys Are Coming
Home to Fight North Dakota
Administration.
Bismarck, N. D., May 28.—Under a
three-column heading, "Fiery Criti
cism Hurled at North Dakota's Unre
straint of Bolshevism by 88th Officer
in Reply to Governor's Letter," the
Overseas Camp Dodger in a recent
issue carries the following letter from
Lieutenant Charles A. Dawson of the
350th infantry, in reply to Governor
Frazier's recent letter of greeting to
the men of North Dakota, published
in the Overseas Camp Dodger, a sol
dier's letter which, by the way, Gov
ernor Frazier has not given to the
Townley press for publication:
The Soldier's Letter.
To Lynn J. Frazier,
Governor of ort. h Dakota,
Bismarck, North Dakota.
Dear Sir: From a rhetorical stand
point, Mr. Frazier, your letter is not
badly written and should be a source
of more or less inspiration were it
the utterings of a man whom we knew
to be heart and soul with us. They
stand before us to be re-read, not as
a greeting should be read, not as a
letter of appreciation to enthuse us,
but as a series of unfelt assertions, a
few paragraphs of flattery intended
to engender a kindly feeling toward
your socialist regime.
They Cannot Forget.
We well remember your attitude to
wards "Uncle Sam's army" when we
were training as rookies at Camp
Dodge. We shall never forget the
feeling that chilled our blood when
we read how you permitted, yes, and
protected, seditious speakers to oper
ate throughout our state and preach
tyranny, while North Dakota Ameri
cans were giving their time and ef
forts at Camp Dodge and other were
dying in agony which only the battle
fields of France have witnessed that
such fiendishness might be forever
suppressed. Were you "safeguarding
and protecting our interests" then?
What Did Townley Do?
Yes, "the fighting is done," but
what did the government of North
Dakota do to help finish it? In what
way has your administration indicat
ed a backing to the North Dakota
men at the front worthy of the pat
riotic spirit for which they were ready
to sacrifice life and limb? How did
the Nonpartisans aid the federal gov
ernment in the promotion of its war
program? By voting against it, by
constant criticism, by permitting se
dition, Is that the "cooperation"
you speak of? We in uniform resent
it bitterly—why shouldn't we, Mr.
Governor ? Furthermore, we have not
forgotten nor can a .letter such as you
have written make us forget.
There is a natural tendency over
here for men of the same state to
hang together and boost their state.
I have yet to find a North Dakota
soldier who does not curse the gang
of men who are loose in the state at
present. Men from other states chide
us about our government. They call
us "The Bolshevists," "I. W. W.'s" etc.
We are proud of our state, but we
despise that clique of men, consumed
by jealousy and stimulated with ma
licious intent, who have come into pow
er. We want a government repre
sentative of American ideals, one that
can administer justice without pre
judice, one that is strictly responsible
to the people for its actions, one with
loyalty enough to uphold the funda
mental principle of the federal con
stitution—the sovereignty of the peo
ple and not a group of erratic schem
ers. North Dakota wants a govern
ment that has courage enough t^o
prevent liberty from degenerating in
to license, one that is conspicuous for
stability, unity and vigor, one that
sets an example in maintaining con
tentment and promoting prosperity
among its people as a whole.
"We're Coming Home to Fight."
North Dakota should be so govern
ed that her star will shine brightest
in the nation's flag, açd, what is moi-e,
Mr. Governor, we are coming home to
fight that these ideals may not be
completely destroyed by the present
administration,
Very truly yours,
CHARLES A. DAWSON.
The Governor's Letter.
The governor's letter of greeting
which very apparently did not in one
instance at least reach its objective,
was as follows:
"To North Dakota Soldiers:
"It is a pleasure to send a message
of greeting to the boys of our state
in Uncle Sam's army. The fighting
is done, and you are naturally eager
to get back home, which feeling is
shared by your loved ones here, as
evidenced by the many anxious in
quiries that come to my attention. We
will hope that the day is not far dis
tant when all of you will once more
be breathing the pure, free air of
the United States.
"In the meantime, be assured that
we are taking steps to safeguard and
advance your interests. It is the aim
of the North Dakota legislature, now
in session, to do something of real and
lasting benefit for the boys who have
so nobly defended humanity's cause.
"Under the provisions of a bill now
under consideration and which will un
doubtedly pass, every soldier will re
ceive from the state $25 a month for
the time he has spent in the service—
this sum to be used as the initial pay
m ent on a home under the easy terms
provided in another bill now before
the legislature, or it may be spent on
his education, if he, prefers.
"Your homecoming will be an oc
casion for rejoicing and thanksgiving,
as it rightly should. Then when this
is over you will want to enter the
fields of usefulness in the industrial
world, and I want you to know that
the great state of North Dakota ap
preciates what you have done and
stands ready to co-operate with you
to the fullest extent when you return
to us.
"LYNN J. FRAZIER, Governor."
The governor's co-operation and
good will has not gone to the extent
of reserving for any of North Dako
ta's overseas men any of the many
fat berths created by the Sixteenth
assembly, and which have been filled
almost without exception by Townley
men from other states, or by the ap
pointment of professional politicians
from league ranks within the state.
Probably 15 such appointments have
been made by the governor or by
boards which he controlled since the
return of North Dakota's overseas
men began, and in not one of them
has there been placed a man with a
gold stripe on his sleeve.
Kositzky's Suggestion.
"I would suggest as an appropriate
cover page for the Nonpartisan Lead
er," said State Auditor Kositzky, com
menting upon this fact a few days ago,
"a cartoon showing an army of over
seas men in front of the capitol being
waved back by the governor, while an
army of red card socialists, with their
red banner floating at their head, goes
marching in the front entrance."
Seeks to Show Friendship.
The Townley press, which is now
operating a large propaganda bureau
at the capitol, has scented the soldier
hostility which may result in a radical
change in the administration of this
state when all of North Dakota's 30,
000 fighting men have returned from
overseas and from cantonments at
home. It is seeking to overcome this
attitude by picturing the governor as
a friend of the soldier. The soldiers'
bounty act has been made much of,
in spite of the opinion from Attorney
General Langer showing that if each
of the state's 30,000 enlisted men
seeks to take advantage of this act
the levy provided will not suffice to
pay each man more than $20 a year,
and that the final payment cannot be
made inside of 18 to 20 years.
This bureau has recently sent out
a number of stories telling of the
governor's activities in finding jobs
for returned soldiers. Such activities
to date have consisted in the gover
nor's writing at the request of Col.
E. G. Ilecket, commanding a regiment
in the American army of occupation, to
the employers of two North Dakota
soldiers mustered out of his com
mand and who had signified their
desii-e to return to their former po
sitions. Col. Heckel furnished the gov
ernor with the names of four North
Dakota Yanks who were receiving"
their discharges from his regiment,
advising that two of them desired to
return to their former positions, and
that two others sought other employ
ment in North Dakota. Col. Heckel
asked that the governor get in touch
with the employers of these men and
see what could be done for them.
No Soldier Need Apply.
And there has never been explain
ed away the fact that while the gov
ernor and boards under his control
have doled out since January 1 a doz
en or more good jobs, carrying sal
aries of $2000, $2500, $3000, $3000 and
$4800, not a single overseas man has
found his way into one of these
berths.
MONTANA STRIKES DISEASE.
Helena, Mont, June 2.—The state
board of health plans a campaign to
drive contagious diseases from Mon
tana. Not that they are especially
prevalent, but the board intends that
every precaution shall be taken to nip
epidemics in the bud.
The board has issued an order that
not only city and county health offi
cers, but school teachers and nurses
must report contagious diseases.
Heads of households affected must
make a report to the nearest health
officer. Prosecution will follow fail
ure to do so.
MANY MONTAN ANS ARE
STILL IN THE SERVICE
Washington, June 1.—There are still
a great many Montana farmers in the
army, although the three divisions con
taining the bulk of her men have ar
rived and been mustered out. The
largest contingent of men still in the
service is in the Thirteenth division,
on duty around the debarkation camps
i nNew York and a considerable num
ber in France doing duty at the Amer
ican university at Baune, whom the
war department has promised Con
gressman Evans to send home.
In addition to these there are a few
Montana men in every camp in this
country and many in the divisions that
are in tha army of occupation that
is not scheduled to return for many
months. However, every day sees a
few Montanans arrive in New York,
Boston or Newport News.
Mr. Wisler Cured of Indigestion.
"Some time in 1909 when I had an
attack of indigestion and everything
looked gloomy to me, I received a free
sample of Chamberlain's Tablets by
mail. I gave them a trial and they
were such a help to me that I bought
a package, and I can truthfully say
that I have not had a similar attack
since," writes Wm. B. Wisler, Doug
lassville, Pa.

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IN "THE STRONGER VOW"— ORPHEUM, THl RS., JUNE 12
GENERAL PERSHING HON
ORS HEROES' MEMORIES
American Commander in Address on
Battlefield Recalls Brave Deeds
of Fallen Soldiers.
Romagne, France, Friday, May 30.
—"Farewell, dear comrades. Here un
der the clear skies on the green hill
sides and amid the flowering fields of
France in the quiet hush of peace we j
leave you forever in God's keeping."
With these words General Pershing
closed his Memorial day address at
Romagne in the Argonne cemetery
where more than 9,000 Americans, who
fell in the fighting, are buried. Gen
eral Dégoutté, representing the French
government, and Marshal Foch, the
allied commander in chief, spoke,
mentioning all the battles in which
the Americans had participated and
dwelling upon the everlasting mem
ory in which those who had died for
the cause of liberty, justice and civ
ilization would be held by all France.
A Field of White Crosses.
The speakers' stand was on a hill
side overlooking the sloping acres of
the white crosses. In the center of
the plot a huge American flag was
flying and at the corners other staffs
held the national colors at half mast.
With the conclusion of General Persh
ing's speech four 75's o fthe Third di
vision artillery fired the national sa
in
lute.
Amid the booming of the guns, a
soldier soloist sang "Lead Kindly
light."
After this a company of infantry
men from the Fifth division fired
three volleys over the graves. A bugle
corps sounded "taps" and all flags
were raised to mast top as the exer
cise ended.
Ten thousand troops, representing
all the divisions that participated in
the Argonne engagements, were pres
ent.
Pershing's Address.
"Memorial day this year has for
us a peculiar significance," said Gen
eral Pershing. "Our nation has taken
an important part in the greatest war
of history. With tremendous expen
diture of life and treasure an end has
come to the terrible conflict which has
wronged the world for four years. It
was a war against forces of conquest
that had violated every law of human
ity.
"Thousands of men had fallen in
defense of their firesides, till allied
hope seemed all but lost. In right
eousness for the cause, more people
rose and our armies in ever increas
ing numbers threw their strength to
the allies on the side of civilization.
Reared in a land of freedom, these
valiant men but partly skilled in arms,
came willing to give their lives to the
cause without desire for gain. By
their energy and their devotion, the
tide of war turned, invaded homes
were set free and human liberty was
saved from destruction.
"The principles which our forefath
ers fought to establish, the heroic
dead who lie here fought to maintain
and their ideals have brought our
gift to the old world. Also our own
people through these sacrifices gain
ed honor as individuals and as a na
tion. There is given us a more lofty
conception of the grandeur of human
liberty and with it a distinct vision
of a better world. To realize this
fully the foundations of society must
be laid deeper and the structure more
firmly built.
Flag Emblem of Freedom.
"The times demand of us clearness
j
in thought and firmness in action. The
solidity of our national institutions
must be the bulwark against insidious
and destructive tendencies. The glory
our independence must remain tb
leaven and our flag the emblem of all
that freemen love and cherish.
Strengthened by the practical test of
war and with an abiding faith in the
Almighty, let us be steadfast in up
holding the integrity of our traditions
as a guide for future generations at
home and as a beacon to all who are
oppressed.
"It is especially given the soldier
to know clearly the price of liberty.
Those to whom America pays tribute
there today came with us in the full
vigor of their youth. They left their
homes encouraged by beloved ones
who remained behind. As they went
to battle they were united with holy
inspiration, realizing their mighty
task and their obligations to their
country and they fought with unpar
alleled stoicism and determination.
Recals Battle Scenes.
"We saw enthusiasm and confidence
carry them on with irresistable force.
We saw them at Cantigny and again
at Chateau-Thierry, at St. Mihiel and
on this historic field in the decisive
battle of the war.
"We can see them younder moving
forward as they steadily advance
across the shell-torn field under with
ering fire. They cheer and gallantly
charge the enemy's strong positions.
They put him to flight in the shock
of arms. Onward, ever onward, they
go through the weary days and sleep
less nights of continuous struggle, on
to the final great victory.
"We weep today over their graves
because they are our flesh and blood,
but even in our sorrow we are proud
that they so nobly died and our hearts
swell within us to think that we fought
beside them. To the memory of these
heroes this sacred spot is consecrated
as a shrine where future generations
of men who love liberty may come to
do homage. It is not for us to pro
claim what they did; their silence
speaks more eloquently than words.
But it is for us to uphold the concep
tion of duty, honor and country for
which they fought and for which they
died. It is for us, the living, to car
ry forward their purpose and make
fruitful their sacrifice."
GOOD JOBS IN CIVIL SERVICE.
Washington, D. C., June 2.— Are
you a discharged soldier, sailor or
marine, or other citizen looking for
a job? If so, see the secretary of the
local board of civil service examiners
at the post office or customhouse in
your city.
The United States civil service com
mission announces that vacancies
which must be filled are constantly
occuring in the vast civilian force of
the government, and that at this time
examinations of not l ess than 125 dif
ferent kinds are open, most of them to
women as well as to men. The posi
tions cover all grades from mere
routine work to the highest grades of
professional, technical and scientific
positions. Stenographers, typists and
bookkeepers are especially needed.
Many of the positions carry good sal
aries, such as the following:
Cost accountants, $2,200 to $3,000 a
year.
Office managers, $1,800 to $3,000 a
year.
Mining accountants, $2,400 to $6,000
a year.
Superintendent of heat treatment,
naval ordnance plant, $5,000 a year.
Production engineer, naval ordnance
plant, $9.28 a day.
Assistant designing engineer, nav
al ordnance plant, $9.20 a day.
Assistant in charge of soil chem
ical investigations, department of af
griculture, $3,500 a year.
For these high-grade positions, of
course, special training and experience
is required. Any representative of
the civil service commission is pre
pared to furnish full information con
cerning these and other positions.
ADVERTISED LETTERS.
For the week ending May 31, 1919:
W. L. Ackert, Mrs. Lillian Ander
son, Mr. and Mrs. Prichard Black, Sam
Cassa, R. L. Careys, Miss Clerinda
Cherry, Mrs. Paul Clements, A. R.
Cooper, J. Forbes, J. H. Graff, John
Hayes, Thos. Hallen, Mrs. Frank Hart,
Miss Myrtle Hill, George Holt, Ole
Hallem, E. E. Jennings, E. R. Jones,
Mrs. May Jones, Miss Bernice Martin,
W. B. Marshall, Martin Marcinnect,
Mont.-Wash. Loan & Realty Co., Miss
Anna Nelson, C. W. Prather, C. T.
Powell, Pioneer Land Co., James Ryan,
Lee Sergent, J. P. Sternhagen, Jas. W.
Schoer, Mrs. Pauline Stephens, Miss
Lydia Steiger, G. W. Tailor, Violet
Walters, Miss Myrtle W. Wilson, Det
lof Wiecks, Ben Weiner, Walter Wil
son, Letta oolery (2), Miss Anna
Westfall.
P. L. HERRING, P. M.
NOTICE.
An order having been made by the
Board of County Commissioners of
Valley County, Montana, on applica
tion, that the following described
lands be sold at public auction at the
frpnt (north) door of the courthouse
at Glasgow, Valley County, Montana,
on June 7, 1919, at 10 a. m., to the
highest bidder for cash. The real es
tate so to be sold is as follows:
N% SE'/i NE% SWÎ4, section 7;
NW14 SW 1 ^, section 8, township 34
N, Rango 36 E. M. M., and lots 14
and 16 of block 5, River addition tp
Hinsdale.
Done this 8th day of May, 1919, by
order of the Board of County Com
missioners. C. W. KAMPFER,
Clerk & Recorder.
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