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i Ink vi~l ~!T~f IZ7UW~iW.u 4 SOLDIER WRCE AN INTERESTINGLEa The Producers News is proud to publish the following letter which is from one of the hundreds of Sheridan county boys who has been on the battle front on active duty since the Americans' first campaign. This let ter is from Corp. Jos. C. Burnha4 g"Co., 26th Inf., A. F., F. Mr. Burnham has been a resident of Out look and Dooley. He has a brother at the latter Soo line town-Harry Burnham, barber and hotel propriet or. Corporal Burnham gives an ac count of the doughboys from their sailing up to August 9th, this year, which is very interesting. Read it: "Harvest is on here and the wheat crop is good. Fortunately the ground which we captured from the Huns in July was covered with wheat, har vested and shocked, ready to be gar nered and which helped some. I am going to tell you something of a doughboy's life since coming to France. We sailed from the United States in December, 1917, on the Levethan or Vaterland, and landed en the north coast of England o Christmas Eve. We remained ini England two weeks and then crossed the English channel and landed in France. I never will forget the trip across the channel; it is the roughest place in the world and I lost every thing I ate for a month, it seemed to me. I would rather have been. on the hurricane deck of the wo sty broacho in Montana than on that old boat in the channel. After arriving from our rough ride we remained in a small town for a few days and then entrained for aM trench training camp; we were on the train two days and a night. We remained at the camp for a fortnight and there is where our old division was broken up. The 2nd Montana and the two North Dakota regiments were sent to the regular army for a replacement. I have never been sor ry for the change because we got in bhoe of the best divisions the United State Army had which were the first totops to land in France. Ile trained hard for six weeks th full packs and gas masks and took our turn in the trenches. e Put in about a month when the forces started their big drive spring and we were sent over cardy to help stop the enemy ad We stopped them there and our ground. About three weeks the Huns had a village which located on a haill where they see everything we were doing ahelled us unmercifully, so that aIs decided to tare this town. At .fortydfive one fine morning one ent of infantry, backed by our ?f, Went over the top and about ~leand a half further than their ye, taking the town and driv- a te huns pell mell. We fell back lCtOy where we remained corn 7,but the Hluns counter at seven times, only to be driven ENLISTMENTS; CLOSE STATIONS enlistments for the ar uZept as authorized by acts of ii ceertan cases have beae discontinued by General of staff, and all recruit will be closed as speedi able. The enlisted me, sch stations will be sent t recruiting depot to be iied and their quail Ms made out with a view at to "appropriatej karch'8 order, anna ed' Ssupplements that i.1 ago prohibiting ng S eat of 1 en betwee ages of 18 and 45 y Itan Power act w . *ss The order tha all men hesee acie mmtsar through the volunta OuT~ho fI1 !e1°eUht W y back with huay'- ;ar our Ar La tiilera : ý» t- l i murderovs ifre it gbraathat fell in e behiga "69i, y _ap that they could Stge'- a to tee tietkes and t- ' e t mi gunners and i rifle _ ,te down dike flies. We I"' Me more turn of Sser i ta he up there and Sthen wee e We would get Y one hot meal every night and have corned beef, f'nnkey meat as the boys weald call ; Once in a while r the Huns roiild. sdhell our "chow" -, party and if they ,,ade a hit we were out of luck for something to eat for t about twenty-four hours. After be-1 3 ing relieved we went back to a little I town and secured new clothes and - scrubbed up. Well, the Fritzies were not satis flied with their lot, so they. tried to match on Paris-aought tard for four days-an'd then Gen. Fobo start ed his little surprise party for the Kaiser and his sauer-kraut eaters. 'Our division and one other crack American division was loaded on to a truck train and taken close to where Ithe Runs were trying to breik through. We remained in a big wood the first night and day, aud on the second night we marched into the trenches .ready for action. The French had 'r artillery in place and wr ours up without g!w pits be g. At four thirty-five a. m., every French and. American gun belched forth a terrible hail of steel 'and a veritable hell-fire on the enemy lines; the light artillery was abeigc n their front lineki. the six inch guns played on their bat teries, and soon had them out of ac tion. Every gun opened fire as if one man had set them off at the same time, and five minutes after the ar tillery was in action the doughboys went over the top, and believe me, as far as one could see, their was a line of olive drab colored boys that were irresistible-couldn't be stopped even though the Huns had a hundred machine' guns pouring a hail of cold steel into us. Our tanks moved on the machine gust nests and put them out of action in quick order. We ad vanced for four days without a stop, and held what we took on the fifth day, and then the Scotch Highlanders came up and relieved us that night so we are in what we call a rest camp or a quiet place. I see that the British and Fiiench are making a big drive on the old front where w6 helped stop the ene my last spring. We have,. our replacement; men from Ohio, and we are drilling back here because the new zen need some pi'Mtice in throwing 1band grenades and satomatic ?ifle practice. Hoping to hear from you in the future, I am, Sincerely yours, CORP. 30S. C. BURNHAM. MA BE ++LAT'HEINSf belte ,}t caha c rs a r ,, t 4 t 4ac 4 DU PO / H. P a. . Patterson, a the Nu Point Powder Cop im gton Del., "vio has Ve Plentywood during the past announced that he has purclias& acres of land about two mitls west towk as a cite for a large powd magazine wbicb the .)Pont peopZe will have locatek here for the a "enience of the trade in this sectio of ! ontana.' The' powdej, magauil will be operated by the Zeidler Ha'd ware Co., of Plentywood. The magazine will be ere*ted on the newly purchased site at once anm it is planned to build it of brick and CAN PAY 1 S2ED GRAIN AT ThEASUREl'S OFFICE Just before g to press, we are advised that all payments for seed grain ' purchased from the county may be made at the county treasur er's office, at tli court house in Plen tywood.. For the convenience of the farmers who have purchased seed grain fro the county, the treasurer has fuar nished figures for the banIs and ele vators in every town in the county where the farmer can ascertain the amount he has to pay for such grain. LOCAL SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY, SEPT. 16th The grammar department of the local, schools will open on Monday morning, September 16th, with the faculty as follows: Miss Agnes Dirf fy, eighth grade; Miss Martha Gern tholz, six and seventh grades; Miss Nellie Killem, fourth and fifth grades; Mrs. Carl Sandstrom, second grade; 1 Miss Mary Daly, first grade. OrderXuembV Five; "Work or Fight" Owing to the shortage of fakir la - bor, the fact that many crops are 1 still unharvested and are apt to be I damaged and lost, and it appearing 1 to us that the most bm ortant woma i that can be done at the present time - is to save said crops from loss, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that I all persons otherwise unemployed, and who are physically able and who are employed in `tecessary or tri vial -occupations, forthwith undertake whatever employment they can find in the harvest fields, or whieh may be brought to their attention by any member of this Council or any public officer. It is ordered that all policemen, COALRIDGE FARMER IS KILLED IN ACTIOS The name of Private Adolph Ste phan, of Coalridge, appears in the first section of the casualties -among U. S. troops, as reported by the com manding general of the American expeditioary forces. In the casualty list, Private Ste phan's address is given Coal Ridge, Mont., but sice. we do not know` of a town in. this itate Wnder that name, we preame it is a mistake and was meant to be C.olidge. MYERS'O? `:WAl LAND ` LAW PMSSE IN SWAT: _AL 0. - U~~0** lopl of*~ s 1 ' (" *d r.3 _ S. ` bd K &* aw', * * * * s * * * 284 ZGISTERED H1ERE * THURS 4,987 IN COUNTY " According 'to figures received * this morning, there were 284 reg- * istrants in the three local pre-' cincts who registered here yes- ' terday for the selective service. * It is estimated that approximate- * ly 4,987 registered in Shetidan $ c County. =. * * *" " S * *, S * L G E PRECINCT DELI GATES, HERE'S A TIP elected to the precinct C13 d. the League will be called uapto assemble shortly at some place to bei designated in the county for tW~pirpose of outlining . the cam paign now confronting us. Matters of the utmost importance pertaining to the vital business of organization will also be taken up. ;Find out about this, Mr. Delegate, paste it in your hat. See that you are at the meeting when it is called. Don't forget! QUILT BARRAGE DIDN'T STOP JACK FROST SUNDAY. There was a raid on the attics and I basement storehouses of Plentywood and other Sheridan county towns, and evei on the farms, Sunday night in the, search for weapons with which 1 to ctunter attack Jack Frost, who 5 de yed the gardens. The late flax i waa completely destroyed, it is said. Early in the evening the citizens of the county began laying down a ieavy barrage of old rugs, blanicets, i quilts, sacks and even newspapers. But, the northern assailant got over i the top in this sector, especially c wbedre the barrage was not so heavy. t town marshalls, members of Commu nity Councils and all good citizens, generally report either to the Com munity Council in each community or to the Ce -6 CA-:N P y theamm * Plentywood, the names and ad resses of all idle persons in this County. This order shall be and become ef fective from and after the date there of. Made, approved and adopted by the Sheridan County Council of Defense at Plentywood, Montana, this 28th day of August, 1918. SID BENNETT, J. D. MATKIN, Members of said Council. 91 SHERIIDAN COUNTW MEN OFF TO CAMP LEWIS Ninety-one Sheridan county fight ing men, thirty-three of whom are 1918 registrants, were inducted into the National army by the Sheridan county local draft board, and part of the total number departed this morn ing for Camp Lewis, Wash., while the balance of the men will eptram here tomorrow morning. A complete list of the names and addreses, including their order num bers, was printed in the last issue of The P2rwers News. IREN URPHY AT FALLS 0 GOv. ExAMINATINos x)iI -rior . t p ets o be Ath ' t Ar L. 1 t f . .a J SHERIDANCOUNTY LOYALTY LEAGUE ENDORSES TICKET Old Gangsters Meet and Organize in a Last. Desperate Effort to Beat the Nonpartisan League---They Quake in the Shadow of Their Doom. ARTISTIC WORK OF "EFFICIENCY JIM" A week ago today, Friday, the 6th of September, members of the Old L Gangsters and affiliated hangers on of the plunderbund, met and con stittued themselves into what they were pleased to call the "Sheridan County Loyalty League," however just what they are so loyal to, ap pears to be the old pap lines of com munication which seems to be in dan ger of being severed. It is reported that the "great scheme" was hatched in the brooding mind of "Sunny Jim" Redmond, the efficiency rubber stamp. artist, who is now the political boss of the Sheridan County Tammany Hall,, and serves as auditor of the county. The scheme is to inject the loyalty issue into the coming campaign in Sheridan county in the hopes of sav ing some o fthe old political hangers on who have cost the county many thousands of dollars in the past sijc years, and who it appears are about bbe scrapped by the.patriotisfarn ers in Sheridan county as a war economy. The undertaking is not democratic in its nature. The select were called, and a ticket was endorsed, to be known as a loyalty ticket and then the farmers are to be talked into joining it and voting it straight, it being now conceded by all of the old plunderbund that the fight cannot be won this fall by them unless they can break up the Nonpartisan League, so Ziyare g 'ct<. try thy z~ gad that failed so miserably over in Da kota, in the last desperate attempt to save themselves from the Wrath of the outraged taxpayers of Sheri dan ,county.. The meeting was attended by the bankers, politicians, , and political beneficiaries from the several towns and villages in the county. There were no honest-to-goodness farmers present. They were not wanted. They will, however, be asked to join the so-ealled loyalty league and to- vote the self-styled loyalty ticket. Votes j are what is wanted it is reported and there seems to be a shortage in sight -for the loyalty league. It is reported that "Efficiency Jim," the "Sunny Rubber Stamp Expert," ' wanted to be endorsed by something i that had the name of league in it, so he called together his followers. Al- 7 so there was another plan: that was - to endorse Frank Weinrich, whose N. D. MAN HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT Last Saturday night, about 9:80 o'clock, G. H. Hare of Ambrose, N. D.,. into, Pleatywood in a hurry y ca ot Appe Dr. Sto give surgical . att tion to I palon, Mr. 8 *ts wVhe was qWs hpdly bruised about the face .ausi a as a result of belrg thrown over the windheld of the Sic which the gentleesi were were as route to. VV*b* the ear ran into a dwp at a speed of be. * - M' es.4 a per hour, whk fir ;hu the .oti i savory record as a county commis 1 sioner for the past six years buried i him under the snowslide, August i 27th, in order to give that gentleman 7 an excuse to run again for county i commissioner as an independent, but : the plan slipped, for the Wolf Point - crowd was out in force and voted - down the man the voters had scrap - ped once and endorsed their patriot Mr. Jack Leonard, who is widely known in these parts, much to the ( disappointment and disgust of "Ef ficiency Jim," the rubber stamp ex Spert. After a lot of "gabfesting" and I "wrangling" as to who were the real loyal ones among the candidates, the following were sifted out and the stamp of approval placed upon them, - by the old gang. For State Senator, Henry Lowe, a banker and old line elevator man, who sometimes farms when he is not farming the farmers, was endorsed. Mrs, Lowe' was- umninated on the re publican ticket at the primaries, be cause of the fact that many farmers were deceived into believing that he was the farmers' league candidate by the wording on the literature he sent out. Nels Levang nominated on the democratic ticket for this important office was not up to par on loyalty it seems and was repudiated-the only flan of importance repudiated on the democratic ticket. However, a speck of something was found on his re e! and x was carried out to the scrap heap. Auctioneer Jensen was put to the acid test and came through with col ors flying. He might not amount to much as a legislator yet no one can question his loyalty. Nyquist ,was not even considerad in spite of th" fact that he is a strong Wilson demo crat and very ardently supportipg the administration. Nyquist was nominated by the farmers-that ruined him forever. The rest is a short story: Such t paytriot as "Sunny Jim" Redmond was endorsed without discussion, and Mrs. Ben Johnson without a murmur. Mrs. Boswiek, who was going to run against "Efficiency Jim" for the democratic nomination for auditing, and who dame rumor has it, had it lot of "dope" on the "Rubber Stamp Efficiency Expert," and who it is re (Continued on Page Three) 4TH LOAN COM MITFEE TO MEET HERE TUESDAY CHAIRMEN FROM EVERY TOWN IN COVNTY XPECTED TO AT TEND. A meetha# of the Fourth Liberty Loan Committee, comprising a chair mass froo ear -town in the county, wIl hold a meeting at the headquar ters in Peaitywood on Tuesday of Ott wee*. The purpose of the g is to discuss the question of 'T~ ~ ita Liberty Loan hM "tarrs is located in the ofee i i the =Herald belidlag and was Mspt4 ftho aeas Treraday of this . N.t. Ndlson Is the *Jrmmi .y t 81 c~uty 0oitt Is3'