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JPalisade, Nev. October 22. 1918
Mox Sentinel, Eureka. Nevada
— Ttfy attention has just been called
to two letters in the SENTINEL of the
19th, one by W. R. Reynolds and the
other by Edna Covert Plummer.
For the information of the public
and in order that no one may be un
justly accused ol[ a conspiracy, I beg
to advise that on May 16th last I vis
ited Carson and while there demand
ed of the Governor and Lieutenant
Governor that the doings of a person
or persons connected officially with
the Eureka Draft Board be investi
gated, for the reason that a number
of people were claiming that things
were not right.
My interest in the subject began
when two different parties from this
end of the county asked me do so,
and inasmuch as I am a taxpayer
and one who is contributing his ef
forts towards exterminating the Hun
for all time, in order that I may con
tinue possession in peace of the little
I have—principally through the sacri
fice of blood from the bodies of
younger men; and I am not so cow
ardly as to refrain from making a
noise when I hear of anything that
changes the chances that were sup
posed to be alloted in the great lot
tery at Washington.
Subsequent to making the com
plaint in Carson, Gaston Uhaldegave
me a check for $580, that was no
good at the bank upon which it was
drawn, and inasmuch as I had heard
his name mentioned in connection
with the handling of money to get
out or cause another to get out of
serving in his turn, I immediately
addressed a letter to the Governor,
United States Attorney, Council of
Defense at Reno, demanding that he
or his connection with the use of
money be quickened, and the Eureka
Draft Board were not ignorant of
that fact because I transmitted to
them a copy of the letter which is on
file, where any one interested has
my permission to read it. I told the
Governor that Reynolds’ name had
b^en mentioned in connection with
the outrage, but that I knew nothing
of it personally. This act on my part
cannot be a conspiracy for the rea
son that it takes two men to commit
that offense.
1 am one who does believe that the
office of District Attorney is an of
fice that should be held by a man,
but that does not prevent me from
seeing that Mrs. Plummer gets free
from the accusation that she had any
thing to do with starting this case.
Mr. Sullivan makes a correct state
ment when he says that no citizen of
the vicinity of Eureka had anything
to do with starting the Powers.
If Mr. Reynolds is innocent the
machinery of the law will develop
that fact. War is a serious business,
whether it be carried on with gun,
money or other weapons, and it will
be well for every one connected with
its prosecution to keep free from
criticism. It is the duty of the Gov
ernor to see that there be no criti
cism. It is to him that all rumors of
misconduct should be reported. I
have done my duty.
J. E. Sexton.
Filed in the Office of the Recorder
Of Eureka County Up to
October 26, 1918
Notice of Intention to hold the
Mazepp Mine in Eureka mining dis
trict by Alex Fraser co-owner. Filed
October 24.
Notice of Intention to hold the
Hercules Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
mines in Mount Hope mining district
by Ben Repetto co-owner. Filed
October 24.
Notice of Intention to hold the
Silverton Nos. 1, 2, and 3 and the
Bonanza Mines in Mt. Hope mining
district by Ben Repetto. Filed Octo
ber 24.
Notice of Intention to hold the Vir
ginia mine in Eureka mining district
by Ben Repetto. Filed October 24.
Certificates of Location of the Bel
mont Nos. 1, 2 and 3 mines in un
known mining district by T. J. Dron
and others. Recorded October 21.
Mrs. Hattie M. Sweeney to Domin
fco Cerruti—Deed to 75.93 acres of
land situated in Antelope Valley and
known as the Sweeney ranch together
with all water rights, etc. Consid
eration $10 Recorded October 23,
1918. _
James Wood, former deputy food
commissioner of the State of Neva
da, who was convicted of accepting a
bribe from the Elko Milling Com
pany, was sentenced by a Federal
Judge in San Francisco to two years
on McNeill’s Island.
f WMtWT>,K«w»p«ptf Unl<gJ
1—British gunners operating raptured guns that have been turned 01 the fleeing enemy in Flanders. 2—
American troops “on their way to Berlin," passing a signpost that mnrks the border between France and Alsacei,
3_inflating some of the small balloons used by the allies to send truth-telling propaganda over the Hun lines.
Germany, Admittedly Defeated,
Is Now Squirming to Pre
vent Utter Disaster.
Austria and Turkey Ready to Quit—
Huns, Forced by Allies, Begin Gen
eral Retreat From Belgium
Still Resisting Fiercely In
Squirming, dodging, walling, the
German Imperial government seemed
last week to be on Its last leg. Thick
and fast came the rumors of uncon
ditional surrender and of the abdica
tion of the kaiser, and though these
were unconfirmed or contradicted as
fast as they came out, enough au
thentic news seeped through the veil
of secrecy to show that things were
In a desperate state In Germany. Its
peace trap was sprung harmlessly by
President Wilson when, In reply to
what at first glance looked like full
acceptance of his terms, he told the
government flatly that only absolute
capitulation would be considered and
thnt the allies would not listen at all
while the Huns occupied allied terri
tory and continued to perpetrate out
rages on land and sea. Any persons
who may have had doubts concerning
the firmness of the president’s will and
purpose were Joyfully reassured, and
the answer created consternation In
Berlin. The Qerman press admitted
that It was n great blow to their rising
hopes of peace, and the ruling minds
of the empire began to try to find
some other way of escape from the
desperate situation. As a preliminary,
some democratizing amendments to
the constitution were adopted or pro
posed, notably one taking from the
emperor the right to declare wnr. The
power of the Junkers was sapped, to
'gether with that of their war lord.
There was, Indeed, evidence thnt a
civil upheaval of extraordinary pro
portions wns beginning which, even
more than the great military reverses,
would bring on a debacfte for Germany.
The governments, the fighting forces
and the civilian peoples of all the al
lied nations made It absolutely plain
that Germany could not obtain the
“peace without humiliation” which It
Is seeking. Nowhere among them Is
found any sentiment of pity for either
the brutal soldiery that has ravished
the earth or the people who have sup
ported and rejoiced over the Inhu
manity of the armed forces. The de
mand for exact Justice Is universal
.outside the lands of the offenders. It
would not be In the least surprising If
the prediction made In these columns
many months ago were fulfilled, name
ly, that one of the conditions of pence
will be thnt Germany surrender the
kaiser and other Instigators and per
petrators of frightfulness for personal
punishment. With this sprit prevail
ing among the now victorious allies,
what chance has Germany for peace
without humiliation?
The abdication of the kaiser, which
after all would he hut incidental, was
considered likely, nnd It was reported
thnt he Intended to step down In favor
of Prince William Frederick, oldest
son of the crown prince, who Is only
twelve years old.
President Wilson delayed his reply
to the pence proposals of Austria-Hun
gary and Turkey, probably In order
that the truth about their hopeless sit
uation might soak Into their minds,
nnd. reports showed they were realiz
ing the facts and beginning to act ac
cordingly. The break-up of the dual
kingdom became more Imminent, the
Hungarians openly declaring their In
tention to separate from Austria, the
Poles. Croats and Bohemians boldly com
ing out for Independence. The govern
ment made despairing plans to hold
the empire together In the form of a
confederation of the various nationali
ties, but tliis did not seem to Interest
tbs peoples who have suffered so long
under Austrian domination. Baron
Burlan, admitting the central powers
no longer had a chance of achieving a
military decision, plastered President
Wilson with flattery, declaring that
his humanitarian policies were fully
accepted by Austria-Hungary.
It was taken for granted that Tur
key, under the leadership of Izzet
Pasha, the new grand vizier, was
about ready to make a separate peace.
In the effort to hold her In line, the
German Black sea fleet was sent to
Constantinople and the government
was warned, that the first step toward
breaking away from the alliance with
Germany would be the signal for a
bombardment of the city. Despite the
presence of the warships, 20 In num
ber, a revolution broke out In Con
stantinople against the Young Turks,
v hose power had not been wholly
broken by the change In cabinet.
Roumanla, which has been .frankly
looking for a chance to get into the
war again, may have the opportunity
very soon. Already the Inhabitants of
the northern part of the country, in
the province of Moldavia, have risen
in armed revolt against the Austro
German forces of occupation.
On the western battle front the
great event of the week was the
smashing drive of the allies in Flan
ders by which in a few days the Bel
gian seaports held by the Huns were
practically cut off and the Germans
were forced back rapidly almost to the
Dutch frontier. This drive, made
mostly by the British and Belgians,
was directed toward Bruges and
Ghent. In quick succession Roulers,
Menln, Lendelede and other towns
were captured; Wednesday night the
British occupied Courtrai, and on
Thursday the city- of Lille was taken
by them. The Belgians took Thourout,
and moved ahead rapidly to Bruges,
which they occupied with little oppo
sition. At the same time the British
were entering Ostend, and a few
hours later Ring Albert and Queen
Elizabeth were in that famous town
which for years had been one of the
chief U-boat bases of the Huns. Zee
trugge, also, it was said, was being
evacuated as fast as possible, and the
Germans in the strip of Belgium be
tween Bruges and the Holland border
were making strenuous efforts to get
out of the bottle neck. There was
only one practicable road for them,
and that was under the constant Are
from the Belgian batteries.
Having given up Lille, which they
did not destroy, atvwrdlng to new or
ders from the army command, the
Huns were next forced to get out of
Doual, and the process of flattening
out the salient proceeded merrily. It
appeared likely the Germans would
continue their retirement until they
were on the line Antwerp-Namur
Mezieres-Metz. This, of course,
meant a tremendous retreat on a very
Wide front and would not be at all
easy of accomplishment while Marshal
Foch was unrelentingly hammering at
them in every sector. From the const
to La Cateau the withdrawal was be
ing carried on so rapidly that at this
writing no adequate guess could be
made as to its full extent. The aban
donment of the Belgian coast by the
Huns meant that allied commerce was
freed In great part from the U-hont
peril and that air raids on England
could no longer be carried out with
ease. The allies captured vast stores
and many heavy guns in Belgium.
Having forced the Huns out of Laon
and La Fere, the French maintained
a steady pressure on both sides of the
waning salient there, making progress
that was continuous, though not rapid
because of the Increased resistance of
the enemy. As the Hundlng line of
refuge wns approached, In the region
of Rethel, nn Important German rail
way supply station on the Alsne, It be
came apparent that the Huns Intended
to try to hold that line for a time.
From Rethel almost to Verdun the
French and American armies fought
continuously, driving the Germans
back across the Grand Pre-Vouzleres
mad and up both sides of the Meuse,
The Yankees took Grand Pre, on the
northern bank of the Aire river north
of the Argonne forest, through which
they had fought their way so bravely
and doggedly, The place, though but
a small village, is of great strategic
Importance, being the junction of the
railways feeding a large part od tMj
German armies, immense numbers of
machine guns, with some artillery, con
stituted most of the Hnn resistance In
this region. Such counter-attacks by
Infantry as were made were rather
feeble and easily beaten off.
The defense in general, however,
was powerful, and It is evident that
the German command attaches great
Importance to holding back the Amer
icans as much as possible In the Ver
dun region. Every foot gained here
by the allies weakens the hold of the
Germans on the Invaluable coal and
Iron fields of the Brley basin northeast
of Verdun. looks as though the
Germans were reconciled to retiring
from Belgium and France, but would
hang on to the Brley fields to the last
moment. Such a course would be Jus
tified by their greatly depleted stores
of material. They are running short
especially of metal for guns and am
In Italy, the Austrians have been
attempting very little of late, proba
bly because they hope soon to be out
of the war; but In Albania and Serbia
the allies are keeping them on the
jump. Italians, Serbs, French, Brit
ish and Greeks all are taking whacks
at them, and at last reports they had
teen driven far north of Nish, which
was captured by the Serbs, to whom
It belongs. In Albania the Austrians
evacuated their great naval base of
Durazzo, which had been largely de
stroyed by a naval raid the previous
Little news came from General Al
lenby’s army In Palestine, which prob
t-.hly was resting after its gallant and
successful campaign against the Turks.
But word was received that Beirut,
the Turkish base on the Mediterrane
an, had been captured, following which
Baalbek Tripoli and Homs were oc

Bolshevik forces In eastern Russia
have been greatly strengthened of late
and are reported to be pressing back
the Czecho-Slovak troops there. The
lutter have appealed for help from the
allies, and It may be that troops from
the Siberian expedition have been sent
to their relief, Meantime the allied
forces in north Russia, Including a
considerable American contingent, nre
fighting their way along both banks
of the Dvina In the direction of Welsk,
northeast of Vologda. Their progress
has been difficult, for the bolshevlkl
have been making heavy attacks and
keeping the expedition under almost
constant bombardment. On the river
the enemy has gunboats, protected by
nine fields and small Islands, and the
shells from these do considerable dam
age. The allies, however are getting
along fairly well there and are confi
dent and cheerful.
Lenlne and Trotzky are reported to
have had a violent quarrel, the pre
mier having accused the foreign min
ister of fostering a counter-revolution.
Lenlne again has been attacked by an
assassin, this time being shot In the
The Finns seem to be getting them
selves Into a peculiar position. First
they elected as their King Prince Fred
erick Charles of Hesse, brother-in-law
ol the kaiser, whereupon France broke
off the semi-official relations that had
existed with Finland. Next the Finns
formally requested Germany to with
draw all her troops from their coun
try. The substitution of a monarchy
for a republic was really the work of
the Finnish diet, not of the people,
and It may not stand.

John D. Ryan, director ot the Arnett
lean air service, on his return from
Kurope, made the welcome announce*
ment that unification of operation,
nnd to a great extent of production of
aircraft, had been agreed upon by the
allies. He also told of the splendid
work of the American aviators nnd of
the success nnd popularity of the
American De Havlland planes and the
Liberty motors. Another cheerful
piece of news concerning aeronautics
was disclosed by MaJ. A.* Cushman
Rice, this being that the allies had
worked out a practically perfected
wireless telephone device which will
enable the allied airmen to fly over
the German lines and territory In lm*
mense fleets, all the planes directed
by the voice of the commander. This,
he says, will sweep the Huns from
tbe sky and entirely put out the eyes
If tfcetr artmety.
Republican Nominee for U. S. Senator
Past Commander in Chief
United Spanish War Veterans
Southern Building,
Washington, D. C.
July 11, 1918.
Honorable E. E. Roberts,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Congressman:
Allow me on behalf of the organization of United Spanish War Vet<
rans and the Widows and Orphans of comrades of that war to extend t
you their heartfelt appreciation of your Support of so worthy a measure i
passed the House, June 9, S. 4444-Widows and Orphans Pension Bill.
Very respectfully,
D. V. Chisholm,
Chairman, National Legislative Committee.
Political Announcement.
Has just received the first of Three Carloads of the
Well Known High Patent
Also large shipments of other merchandise and
Stockmen^ supplies for Winter
j We have opened a new Garage in Eureka and will Boon be prepared to handle all
kinds of automobile repairing work, but on acoount of the non-arrival of our tools are
unable to do general repair work at this time.
A large stock of United States tires and tubes for Dodge and Ford care is carried.
We carry Union Gasolene and Distillate, and Aristo and White Star oils in all
grades, which will be sold either wholesale or retail.
South Main Street adjoining Merialdo Hotel, Eureka, Nevada.
Tony Pollari Edward Hekrera
Under ne'W management is now the leading hotel in Enreka. It is a
briok and stone building with hot and cold water throughout, and an up
to-date Bath Room. Particular attention is given to the Table and first
class meals will be served at 76 cents. Room and Board |60 per month.
Board $40 per month. Bar in connection.
Comer Main and Clark Streets Eureka, Nevada

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