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RALLY DAY TOMORROW
Tomorrow is "Rally Day" in the
Methodist Sunday sehoql, and promo
tion of classes will lso take place.
An endeavor ie being made hy Su
perintendent A. T. CarhjQn to make
this a record breaker, ana It will take
350 present to exceed the former
record of -the Sunday, school. Every
child who is not already attending
some Sunday school is invited to come
to the Methodist Sunday school.
There are also classes for adults, in
cluding mothers and fathers, parents
art especially urged to he in attend
ance and thus help their children by
LUDENPOBEF REPORTED ILL.
Washington, Oct. 12.From one
of the Europeon neutral countries a
report reached the state department
,-4fhat den. Ludendorff has suffered a
physical' collapse and relinquished
command of the German army, |M
Basle, Switzerland, Oct. 12,The National Zeitung an-
nounces that -Germany's reply to President Wilson "was pre-
sented to the Swiss minister at Berlin this morning. $.--
AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND TURKEY AR E READY.,
London, Oct. 12.Austria-Hungary and Turkey are ex-
pected to immediately announce acceptance of President
Wilson's armistice terms, according to the Exchange Telegraph
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ME GERMAN PAPERS DIFFER OVER U. S. TERMS.
2- Amsterdam, Oct. 12.Some German newspapers assert
tne reply to. President Wilson accedes fully to his demands,
while others declare only far reaching advances are made.
BRITISH ENCIRCLING DOUAI CLOSE TO CITYA*^
London, Oct. 12.The British.are continuing to encircle
Douai and have approached to within less than a mile of the
JAPANMAYTAKE HSPLACE ::S
tfe^H (By United Press.) 7
Ybluo, Sept. 20. (By Mail)
Japan's chief .goal at the peace con
ference should be to obtain an open
door for immigration to Australia,
India, Canada and the United States,
I writes E. Uyehara, member of parlia
ment, in "Japan and tne Japanese,"
a popular fortnightly magazine of
Tokio. Uyehara was a member of
the parliamentary commission which
visited America early this year.
"England, the League of Nations
theory is finding strong support,"
Uyehara writes, "A league cannot
be realized when Britain, which pos
sesses so much^of the earth, adopts
an ^exclusive policy in her own terri
tory. Should all the natural resources
in British possessions be monopolized
permanently by their own nationals,
it would be inevitable that the non-be
British nations would pursue a mili
taristic aggressive policy against her.
"America is fighting to safeguard
the independence and rights of the
small nations, it claims -This must
mean that the small nations- are to
be given the right developing their
own destiny without molestation or
interference. It is not calculated to
garantee the independence and rights
small nations for strong powers to
monopolize the benefits accruing
from their vast natural resources.
"Again, the policy of confining a
large, number of people within their
own territory of limited dimensions,
such as Japan, does hot tend to
assist the civilization of the world,
nor is such a policy calculated to
bring about the peace of the world,
assumption of the leadership of Asia/'
"It is clear in these circumstances
that Japan's advocacy of the open
door principle will meet with no dis
sent from Britain or America, even
though it may he recognized that tbe
immediate enforcement of this prin
ciple is attended 'with many diffi
"While claiming the open door in
territories bordering the Pacific,
Japan ought to insist that America
grant independence to the Phillip
pines. America's suspicions of Japan
have been the obstacle to her grant
ing this independence, and therefore
Japan's expression of readiness i to
guarantee the independence, acting in
concert with Great Britain.' and
America, may induce the latter to
comply with Japan's proposal.'
"Japan also must insist that Hawaii
made a neutral zone. Tho in
dependence of the Phillippines 'and
the neutrality of Hawaii are not
questions which are important for
their own sake, but Japan must con
trive for their realization as a means
to give effect to America's principle
of safeguarding the independence
and rights of small nations, and also
as the first step in the direction of
enforcing the open door principle in
regard to immigration..
"Japan's efforts to carry this great
principle at the peace conference
may "pave the way for establishment
to a great international ideal, even'
through her efforts are not crowned
with immediate suece**. Moreover,
her claims will be received with
universal sympathy and support by
the Asiatic peoples, and thus the
foundation will be brfd for Japan's
(By United Press.) W-?**wi,' S
MOTHER OF MBS. FAEEAND -T%
DIES. RESULT OF SHOCK
Mrs. Ellsworth W. Parrand of Doud
avenue has just received a dispatch,,
saying her motaer, widow of the'late
John K. Matthews, had died at her
home in Halifax, on October 8. Her
death was due to shock and exposure
during and after the disaster which
swept that city last winter. She
leaves her daughters, Mrs. A. H.
Blakeney of Halifax, Mrs J. S/Hugh
es of Winnipeg, and Mrs, Elsworth
W. Farrand of this city.
Mrs. Matthews' wish to haveJived
until the return of her four grand
sons,: who have been fighting on
French soil since the war began. The
last word received from them was in
August, stating that they were all
still alive. They are Sergt. Howard
E. Blakeney, C. A. E. C. 1st B. E. F,
France Sergt. Harold Blakeney, 2nd
Contingent, C. E. F. France, Ray
mond Blakeney, ambulance driver,
1st B. E. F. France, and Lieut Clar
ence Blakeney, 65th Overseas Bn.,
now in France. rf^^l
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MORE EXAMINED NEXT
WEEK: ALSO BAUDETTE
Large Percentage of Question
naires Returned Other Calls
to Be Filled Soon
CANADIAN CAVALRY ROUND UP HUNS
Ninety-two Per Cent of First
f^,80 Examined Pass the
With the lighting on the western fiout lu'cmning :nou open, cavalry is
being employed in grVater numbers. Canadian uiMtlr nudi a fcpirUed rtush
into enemy territory nnd rounded up thousand* of, prisoners.. This official
photograph shows the Heiuies coming into the infantrwy Yuw uftor holng driven
in by the cavalrymen.- ,2^-J.-MS'-^-VV-J it?1
The draft board late yesterday com
.pleted the examination of 80 regis
trants under the new order of the war
department, jpd of this quota exam*
ined 92 per cent were Class One A. of
the new draft. Seven will be referred
to the medical advisory board.
Another examination of registrants
will be held next Wednesday and
Thursday and. an sxamlnation will
also be held in Baudette next week.
Further examinations will he held un
til holders of the questionnaire have
questionnaires sent out is 1,350 andwhile
all have been returned except about
300. ItiWiil require -about two weeks
to complete the examination and it is
expected the board will have finished
its task the week ending October 26.
In about two weeks, 21 from the
original Class One will be ordered
to Camp Cody, cleaning up that class
in the county. Seven from the new
registry will accompany them. At
-the same time a quota of 60 will be
sent to Camp Forest, Qa.
TO PREMATURE PEACE
"Worthington, Minn., Oct.* 12.
Presbyterians of the state are on rec
ord as opposed to premature peace
through resolutions unanimously
adopted by the Presbyterian synod of
Minnesota before adjournment of the
annual convention here yesterday.
The resolutions were drawn by Pro
fessor James Wallace of Macalester
college and their adoption by a stand
ing vote was attended by loud ac
COLUMBUS DAY IS
ALSO LIBERTY DAY
St. Paul, Oct. 12.Liberty Day,
Christopher Columbus, pioneer of
America's liberty, was honored
throughout the nation today and the
northwest made anew resolve to help
cover the world with liberty and Jus
tice. Observance of the holiday, pro
claimed by President Wilson on Sept.
39, was general. Mass meetings were
held in many cities and the Fourth
Liberty Loan received further Ita*
petus through demonstrations.
EXCESS SUGAR FOUND i
AT MINNESOTA CLUB
St. Paul Oct. 12.For violation of
the sugai' reglatioitS' of thg food ad
niinlstratkfn, in having in its posses
when its lawful allotment is* TjuS
pounds, the Minnesota club of St.
Paul has been deprived of the use of
all licensed food products, including
sugar, until nex,t January. This or
der was issued by A. D. Wilson, fed
eral food administrator, with the ap
proval of the division of enforcement
of the food administration at Wash
C. H. Robinson, house manager,
testified he had acquired and stored
the sugar to take care of members of
the club, without the knowledge or
sanction of the officers or directors of
Legal responsibility for the viola
tion of the reglations was admitted
by the directors of the club, who,
however, denied any intention of vio
lating the rules or any moral guilt.
NEARLY TWO MILLION
YANKEES IN EUROPE
Washington, Oct. 12.American
troops sent overseas have passed the
1,900,000 mark, General Pt C. March,
chief of staff, announced, coupling
his statement with an urgent appeal
to the country to support the Fourth
"The present is no time to hang
back," General March said, for the
maximum resources of the nation and
men. and money must be hurled at the
Hun to make victory certain, and
the movement of soldiers across
the water Is continuing, the war de
partment is preparing another 2,-
000,000 men to follow thefirst2,000,
The department has asked congress
for $8,000,000,00 to carry out Its pro
gram, he added, and the financial sup
port of that program mist not be
withheld by the nation.
LOAN VICTORY HANGS
UPON FEW COUNTIES
Minneapolis, Oct. 12.-Whether
the Ninth district will be able to
report reaching its Liberty Loan
quota by tonight depends now up 26
or 30 of the distirct's slower counties,
Charles E. Van Nest, director of or
A. R. Rogers, district Liberty Loan
committee chairman, has wired Secre
tary of the Treasury W. G. McAdoo
that he hopes to bring the district to
oversubscription before Sunday. More
than 200 of the 288 counties have
met or passed their allotments.
A few scattered subscriptions were
still reaching the Minneapolis com
mittee today. Tabulations have not
THIS DAY IN THE WAR
Oct. 12, 1917Haig. launches
another offensive in Flanders.
Oct. 12, 1916French
ish progress north of Somme.
Oct. 12, 1915-Anstro-Gcrmans
continue advance in Serbia.
Oct. 12, 1914Russian crnissr
Pallada sunk by torpsdo,
ORDERED TO SUSPEND
GASLESS SUNDAY LID
MAY BE LIFTED AFTER
Washington, Oct. 12.The ban on
gasoline Sunday will be removed after
October 13 if sufficient gasoline is re
ported in stock at that time, accord
ing to announcement of the Fuel ad
ministration. A campaign of adver
tising is to be launched appealing to
the public to conserve if possible 10
to 20 per cent on the amount of gaso
line ordinarily used.
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Schools, Churches, Motion Picture Theaters and
All Places of Public Gathering Comes Under
Ban Closing Period Indefinite
At 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, Mayor Charles W. Vander-
sluis, notified the Pioneer to announce to the city of Bemjdji
that from today, and continuing for an indefinite period, Bemidji
must "close up" as a precautionary measure against the spread
Of the epidemic of Spanish influenza.
The mandate means:
All the schools of the city will be dismissed during the
period deemed necessary.
All motion picture theatres in the city are to close and re-
main so until allowed to reopen.
All church services are to be discontinued until further no-
tice and the churches remain closed.
The public library also comes under the closing order ban.
The reading room of the Crookston Lumber company mutt
also close and remain so.
The roller skating rink also comes under the mandate.
f^l^M^de op"en card games must shut down.-"
i ijfei^fi/place where people congregate mutt obey the orders
to close and remain so. It will probably involve a period of six
The order will be strictly enforced and Chief of Police
Easier was immediately instructed to serve notices.
1 The order is not a curative for the
but a preventative of its spread in Bemidji wit result*.
Cities and towns surrounding Bemidji are combatting the
epidemic, its spread being due to premature lifting of orders for
suppressing of the plague, and the people must co-operate in
All children should be kept at home and not allowed to
roam at will, says the mandate.
All private employment agencies in
the state handling male help must
cease operations indefinitely," begin
ning next Monday, under an order is
sued today by Hugo V. Koch, federal
employment director for Minnesota.
Just what effect this order will
have in Bemidji is not as yet certain.
A representative of the Pioneer vis.
ited some of the employment agencies
this morning and it seems that the
order has not as yet reached Bemidji.
Charles 8. Daily said his business
would not be affected in any manner,
for the reason he represents the war
industries hoard and is hiring men for
plants and institutions engaged
C. G. Johnson says he can't see
where it will affect him in any way.diers
He is employed by the International
Lumber company and while engaged
in employment of labor, books
through the war industries agency in
I. B. Olson says he has received no
official notification of the issuance of
the order. He explained his views
that he was unable to See any advan
tage in the new order. He thought
a laborer should be allowed to secure
his job to his own satisfaction and
wage and not be compelled to accept
work at a place not to his liking.
Ben Lundgren, also an employer of
labor, is in Minneapolis and could not
150 Life Toll,
(By United Press.)
London, Oct. 12.Conservative es
timates early today placed the num
ber of soldiers lost when the steam
ship Otranto, acting as an American
transport, was sunk ii collision with
the Kashmir at 160. Americans sol
abroad numbered 699.
A British Port, Oct. 12.A large
number of American troops have been
lost as the result of the sinking of the
transport Otranto, in the North Chan
nel between the Scottish and Irish
coasts in a collision with the steamer
The Otranto after the collision was
dashed to pieces on the rocks off the
south Scottish coast.
Three hundred and one men were
taken to Belfast by the British de
stroyer Mournsey, the only vessel
which made an attempt at rescue In
the terrific gade when the Kashmir,
another vessel in the convoy with the
Otranto, rammed the Otranto amid
Seventeen men were picked up alive
on the Scottish coast.
Of the 699 American soldiers on
board the Otranto, 310 were landed.
Seventeen were resced alive at Islay.
The Otranto and tne other vessels
of the convoy were battling with the
heavy seas and high winds Sunday
morning. The storm was so severe
and the visibility so bad that the
Kashmir, a former Peninsular and
Oriental liner, crashed into the Otran
to squarely amidships.
of the plague
state will send to Bemidji a trained
nurse from-^Minneapolis to aid the city in cnmba|^jg the epi-