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Today $1.50 per year in advance VOL., XXIV, NO. 18. A shadow of gloom was cast over' the entire city and community this morning when the death of Edwin A. Palmer occurred at 2 A. M. Mr. Palmer who had been sick for the past few days with pneumonia put up a brave fight for life but the Angel of Death conquered at an early hour this morning. His death leaves a vacant chair in the community that will be hard to fill as he was one of our most public spirited citizens. With a smile, a kind word and a helping hand Mr. Palmer went through life doing1 good and always willing to help those in need. War Work Since the outbreak of the war Mr. Palmer has filled many important po sitions in the community for the good of the cause and for the past year has given over half of his time to such work. He was chairman of the Y. M. C. A. work in this territory and EDWIN A. PALMER through his efforts secured many workers for that organization. Mr. Palmer was also county chairman of the Federal Food Administration and gave much of his time to this work in this community. Perhaps no other person could be found who would have handled this work in such a busi ness like manner as he did. Served on School Board This last year Mr. Palmer was elected a member of the Williston School Board and through his efforts many things for the good of the Wil liston schools were accomplished. He always kept in close touch with the work being carried on throughout the schools of the state and the country and was ready to grasp any new sug gestion that would better our local educational institution. He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city for which he did a lot of good work. Born In Wisconsin Edwin A. Palmer was born May 12, 1880, at Sommerset, Wisconsin. His father and mother being Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Palmer. His mother died at their home there about a year ago and his father arrived in Williston a couple of weeks ago to spend the winter here. Mr. Palmer had a twir. sister Alice Pauline who died in 1890. Mir. Palmer graduated from the Stillwater high school and from there went to the Agriculture College at St. Anthony Park, Minn., where he spent a year. From there he took up an Academic course and law course 4 at Valparaiso College and graduated 4 from the Law School there. He married Miss Ruth Bradley, June 28th, 1906, at Sparta, Wiscon sin. Mr. Palmer spent two years at Minot working at newspaper work for the Minot Optic and from there moved to Williston in 1906. Entered Law Firm In 1910 the law firm of Palmer, Craven & Burns was formed and in the spring of 1918 Mr. Burns with drew from the firm and Attorney C. C. Converse was taken into the firm. Leaves Family Mr. Palmer leaves to mourn his loss a wife, father and four children, Alice Genevieve, age 11 years Ruth Evelyn, age 9 years Everett Edwin, age 7 years and Fern Louise, age 3 years. At the time we go to press ar rangements had not been fully com pleted for the funeral as those in charge were waiting to hear from relatives and friends outside the city. MARRIAGES A marriage took place at the Court House last Saturday afternoon by which John Quiot and Carolina Hille stad were united in marriage. Mr. Quiot lives northeast of Williston. The marriage ceremony was perform ed by Rev. Hitchcock. ATTORNEY EDWIN A. PALMER OF THIS CITY OIEP THIS MORNING CITY DARKENED WITH GLOOM AT NEWS OF DEATH—WAS ONE OF WILLISTON'S MOST PUBLIC SPIRITED CITIZENS MEMBER OF LAW FIRM T*11« V, State Historical Custodian Wanted At Post Office The United States Civil Service Commission announces that an open competitive examination for the po sition of unskilled laborers will be held at Williston from October 30 to November 15 to secure eligibles from which to make certification to fill va cancies as they may occur in posi tions filled under the labor regula tions in the city named. A vacancy now exists in the position as laborer at $600 per annum in the custodian service. This examination is open to per sons who are not citizens of the Uni ted States in the present war. How ever, such persons will not be certi fied so long as United States citizens are available. ADVERTISED LETTERS List of letters unclaimed and ad vertised at Williston, N. D., week end ing October 15, 1918: Anderson, Ernest Finnesgard, Mrs. Hanson, Alexander W. Hawks, H. F. Melaas, Miss Laurie Murphy, Miss Parish, Albert Patterson, Miss Edith Shufelt, J. W. Smith, Mrs. Calma. When calling for the above please say advertised. Waldo Leonhardy, Postmaster. MFLUENZA HOSPITAL sin ii rail LOCAL CHAPTER OF RED CROSS DOING FINE WORK TO COM BAT EPIDEMIC Under the supervision of the local chapter of the Red Cross an Influenza Hospital has been established in Wil liston and is now caring for about thirty cases of the disease. A committee composed of C. C. Rieger, Dr. Trainor and Miss Mjelda opened a hospital in the Odd Fellows Hall here in the city the first of the week. The hospital is under the su pervision of Miss Mjelda who is giv ing all of her spare time there and is assisted by several Williston ladies and girls. The patients are receiving the best of care and all seem to be getting along nicely. Epidemic Checked From all reports issued by the Health Department today the epi demic is well under check and there are more persons recovering than there are coming down with the in fluenza. The business houses of Wil liston have been hard hit and hardly a store or office but what someone has been sick or is sick at present. Several of the offices and business places have closed on account of the shortage of help. All of the stores and offices have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfectant has been spread about both inside and on the streets. The streets and the side walks of the business section have been sprinkled with water through out the day to keep the dust down. Committee In Charge The committee on the influenza situation have their headquarters at the offices of Palmer, Craven and Converse (Telephone No. 161). The purpose of the committee is to act as a clearing house, so far as pos sible for the people who are "willing to give help. Volunteers for help are needed both for private homes and for the Emergency Hospital at the Odd Fellows Hall. The hospital has been established under the supervision of Miss Mjelda, superintendent of the Wittenberg Hospital who with other nurses are giving generously of their time when "off duty." Volunteer nurses are assisting under the supervision and as the hospital is already well filled. It is not intend ed that any patients be brought there except at the direction of the physician looking after the patient. Volunteers who can help in the kitch en service or cooking at home are asked to report to Mrs. C. F. Curry, (Phone 419). Supplies, such as bedding, towels, etc., should be reported to phone No. 161 and they will be called for. Face masks may be had at the Red Cross Headquarters in the Hagen and Everson Building at Mr. Braa telien's office or at the committee headquarters out of office hours. WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH Forty-four Men Leave Oct. 24th Forty-four men will entrain from Williams county on October 24th. for Fort Winfield Scott, California. This is one of the largest draft calls to leave this county for some time and the first one in the last two months. Special trains will be made up at various points throughout the state to carry the men and about 2000 men will be sent from this state, providing the influenza epedemic permits. The following men have been call ed by the local board to entrain here at Williston on the above date: George L. Anderson, Minneapolis. Samuel C. Westphall, Spring Brook. James Walker McGuiness, Willis ton. Bartley Blankenship, Williston. Olaf J. Kerkely, Maddock, Mont. Carl Hauge, Ray. Sam Olson, Temple. Roy Mitchell, Malta, Moiit. Gay Holbrook, Zahl. Henry P. Vohs, Williston. Eldor Johnson, Appam. Laurence L. Nelson, Minneapolis. Peter A. Meyer, Grenora. Olof Sand, Hamlet. E. S. Marshall, Grenora. Leonard Jones, Williston. Herman Swanson, Evensvil'e, Minn. L. O. Yonkers, Williston. Eddie Swenson, Ray. Oscar Carlson, Bonetraill. Olf Diedrick, Vancouver, Wash. Carl Banks, Wheelock. Charles Westcott, Tacoma, Wash. Sievert Hanson, Alamo. Michael Kneisel, Hamlet. Percy Jenks, Ray. Herman Goss, Webster, S. D. Albert Timmerman, Wheelock. David Veitch, Williston. Howard Smith, Temple. Ekal Stokke, Williston. Peter Gussline, Trenton. Bernhard Anderson, Williston. Willard Musch, lipping. Charles Harding, Williston. Leroy Ott, Trenton. Bert Klippen. Wildrose. Ole Strand, Hamlet. Clifford Beckwith, McGregor. Welden Peterson, Charlson. Michael Jorgenson, Epping. Harold Trueblood, Williston. Fredrick Beck, Spring Brook. Government Needs More Laborers Thousands of unskilled laborers are needed throughout the country for war work and every state is called upon to furnish as many men as pos sible. In response for men by the government the governor of this state has issued the following proc lamation A PROCLAMATION The first need of our nation is men —the second is money. North Da kota has given freely of men for the fighting forces of the United States, and of money wherever and whenever needed A call now comes for thou sands of men to engage in war in dustries work. One hundred nine thousand unskilled laborers are need ed for work in munition plants alone, and even greater numbers for army construction projects. To fill our state's quota will tax our resources to the limit. Men must be replaced by women wherever possible. All non essential occupations should be dis pensed with that a sufficient number of men may be recruited for the im portant work our government has under way. Men of North Dakota, if you are filling a non-essential position your duty is clear. The needs of the na tion must be met and I have assur ance that all who can be spared will take up some branch of work where personal service to the federal gov ernment may be given. The Govern ment does not recruit from mines, railroads or farms. Help must come from other eources. Applications may be made at the U. S. Employment Offices or to the chairmen of com munity Labor Boards. Done at the Capitol at Bismarck this 11th Day of October, A. D., 1918. Lynn J. Frazier, Governor By the Governor: Thomas Hall, Secretary of State. FRANK B. JAYNES Frank B. Janes well known in this territory and living across the river in McKenzie county died at Scobey, Mont., the first of this week, Mr. Jaynes went to Scobey to look J.tter his sister who was sick there and was taken with pneumonia from which he died. The funeral was conducted in this city Tuesday afternoon. Ser vices being in charge of the Masons from Alexander assisted by the local Masons. Mr. Jaynes was 34 years of age at the time of his death and leaves to mourn his loss four broth ers, two of whom are in the army and two who live on their farms in McKenzie county and one sister who lives at Scobey. Subscribe for the Graphic. ston Graphic Country! In Umm "1 foreign «»J Sk, .lw.x. b« rlfht. But oor country, rifht or wr.nf-St.phen D«"«r. DAKOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1918. Jewish Relief Day October 23 In an effort to aid their fellows who are living in the war-stricken countries, North Dakota Jews are go ing to conduct a campaign on Oct. 23rd to raise $100,000. Governor Lynn J. Frazier has issued a procla mation setting aside that date as Jewish Relief Day and he urges all citizens of North Dakota to help in this cause. North Dakota will be the third state in the Union to conduct a state wide campaign for the benefit of the suffering Jews in Russia, Lithuania, Roumania. Palestine, Galicia, Poland and other war stricken countries. North Carolina raised $142,000 and Mississippi raised $92,000. "We ex pect to raise $100,000 in one day" said Alexander Stern, mayor of Far go and treasurer of the state cam paign. "This will be the first time in the history of the state that Jews have asked for aid for their own charities outside of members of their own race. But we feel that because we have given liberally to all war charities non-Jews will not feel im posed upon if we ask for help from them." Henry Morgenthau, former am bassador to Turkey, Louis Marshall, a noted New York banker, Arthur Lehman, Jacob Billikopf, two noted New York business men and Nathan Strauss, the famous philanthropist, are heading the National Committee which is raising $15,000,000 to be sent to their stricken brothers in Europe. A Proclamation Since Jerusalem has been taken from the Turks by the Allied armies there has been rejoicing throughout the civilized world at the breaking down of the despotic power that so long has ruled the Holy Land to the detriment of the rightful owners, the Jews. But in order that the Jewish people may enjoy the benefits of this triumph they must first be put in a position to help themselves. Thru out the war-stricken districts of Eur ope and Asia Minor countless thou sands of them are suffering and dy ing from want. All they ask is a (•fc&pce. Their more fortunately sit uated brothers in the United States have come to their rescue, but find the task too great. Confident in the generosity and keen sense of justice of all true Americans, they have in turn requested the co-operation of those not of their race and faith. The Jews of our land have seldom asked assistance in caring for the wants of their needy, but themselves have al ways come forward with liberal sub scriptions to every worthy cause brot to their attention, and in the Nation al crisis have given freely of men, money, and moral support to the win ning of the war. We can best show our appreciation of their efforts by helping to alleviate the sufferings of those of their race in this, their hour of direct need. To expedite the raising of funds in this humanitarian cause, I do hereby designate Wednesday, Octo ber 23rd, as Jewish Relief Day in North Dakota, and urge our people to contribute liberally to this fund for the sufferers in war-torn Pales tine and Europe. DONE AT THE CAPITOL THIS 30th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1918. By the Governor, Lynn J. Frazier, Governor. Thomas Hall, Secretary of State. SAVE YOUR SHELLS AND PITS Agricultural College, Oct. 16, '18. Dear Club Worker: A letter from Washington, Depart ment of Agriculture, Boys' and Girls' Club Work, has asked the boys and girls of North Dakota to join forces with the club members of other stat es in saving and collecting fruit pits, peach, cherry, apricots and plums fruit seed, dates and olives, and such shells as Brazil, hickory, walnut and butternut. These shells and pits are used in the Gas Defense Department of the army and are very much need ed at the present time. We are asking to have the club members gather all they can and then turn them over to their local Red Cross for shipment. The Red Cross leaders, we are told, will be instruct ed as to shipment. The clubs and club members are asked to keep a record of amount collected and re port the same to the State Club Lead er, Agriculture College, Fargo, North Dakota, so that the work of North Dakota clubs may measure well with those of other states. This report may be measured in pounds or in bulk. All clubs and club members should be informed of this plan and a copy of this letter we hope may be published in all local papers. Thanking you and all who cooper ate for their help in this matter, I am, Very truly yours, Orla A. Barton, Asst. State Club Leader. THE GAS MASK DRIVE (Apologies to Kipling) "What makes you save your olive stones?" the Thoughtless Waster cried, "The Government has ask for them," the Patriot replied,* "I don't see what it wants of them," the Thoughtless Waster cried, "It wants the carbon that they make," the Patriot replied. "So we're gathering up the cherry pits, the peach stones and the shell Of walnuts and Brazil nuts and of hickory nuts as well, And the youngsters hunt for butter nuts in every dale and dell, To furnish the materials for carbon." "What do they want the carbon for?" the Thoughtless Waster cried, "To manufacture gas-masks," the Pa triot replied, "And a carbon respirator in a gas mask over there Will save our boys from gas attacks. Come on and do your share! "We dare not waste one single stone —let's give them all they ask! It takes two hundred peach pits to equip a single mask, And they've given you and me and everybody else the task Of furnishing materials for carbon." Moose Lake, Minn., Oct. 16.—The Minnesota public safety committee today, in formal session here, turned over its entire fund, approximating $284,000 for the relief of the Minne sota fire sufferers. Thousands of dol lars, raised by private and newspa per subscriptions will greatly swell this total. It was officially announced that such subscriptions will be wel comed. St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 16.—Governor Burnquist today telegraphed to Sec retary of War Baker, asking for military assistance in fighting the Minnesota forest fires. He suggest ed that Maj. W. R. Weaver, com manding officer of the school of avi ation in St. Paul be ordered to the fire zone with an adequate force. May be 900 Dead Moose Lake, Minn., Oct. 16.—Fire fighters and relief workers mobilized here today and were ordered to pro ceed through a vast stretch of fire swept territory while state officials and military officers met in confer ence to decide upon adequate relief measures and construction plans. Fire fighters who went last night to Lawler, Pine City and McGregor, reported today that the forest fires, although still burning, are not of a menacing nature. Searchers report ed to headquarters that more corpses have been found. It was officially estimated this forenoon that at least 100 more bodies will be brought in today and that the known death list may reach 900 before night. Members of the motor reserve are working through the devastated country with motor trucks. City Dads To Sprinkle Streets Arrangements were made this morning by which a team will be placed at the work of sprinkling all of the streets of the city to keep down the dust and stop the spread of the influenza. Fire Chief Fred Smith will have charge of this work. Children Under 16 To Stay Home The city health department has sent out a notice that all children under the age of sixteen years are to stay in their own yards after nine o'clock tonight till further orders by the Health Department. No children will be allowed to play on the streets and those found there will be sent home by the police department. SUBURBS OF LILLE ENTERED BY BRITISH, NUNS ARE PUSHED BUCK LILLE AND COAL FIELD SOON BE IN ALLIED HANDS—BELGIAN A A E O E N E A I E N S S LEAVE CHANNEL PORTS Robert Housum Uf THOIMI DIE 11 lim FIRES GOVERNOR CALLS ON BAKER FOR HELP TO FIGHT FIRE IN NORTH WOODS This issue 8 pages Latest War News $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE O Paris, Oct. 16.—British patrols en tered the southwestern suburbs of Lille this morning. British Army Headquarters in Flan ders, Oct. 16.—(Reuter's.) Belgian cavalry this morning was reported to be within a mile of the important railway center of Thielt. That town is only about fifteen miles southeast of Ghent. London, Oct. 16.—Gains of British patrols during last night in the Douai Lille sector are reported by Field Marshal Haig in his official statement today. Sweeping steadily ahead over the lowlands of Belgian Flanders, the British, French and Belgian armies are rapidly wearing away the ex treme right flank of the German bat tle line. Twelve thousand prisoners have been captured in two days, ac cording to official statements. This would seem to indicate a victory of great importance, even if the ground gained was not vital in the develop ment of the mighty allied offensive. Allied forces have captured Menin and Wervicq and are across the Lys river in the neighborhood of the lat ter town. There are unofficial re ports that Throurout has been taken, and it is confirmed that the British are within two miles of Courtrai. This completely outflanks Lille from the north and the Germans will probably be forced out of that city in a very short time. The allies are now eleven miles from Bruges and 25 miles from Ghent. They have ad vanced in the neighborhood of seven miles since Monday morning. An Impressive Welcome There was an impressive scene at Roulers when the place was taken. A French major gathered the resident civilians and German prisoners around a battered piano around the square and as the shdells screamed over head he played the Marsellaise. "Did you ever hear that?" he ask ed the people of the city. The civil ians cheered themselves hoarse. Menin Is Captured With The Allied Armies In Bel gium, Tuesday, Oct. 15.—Menin has fallen. Allied troops are a mile east of Roulers and advanced patrols are, according to latest reports within a mile of Courtrai. The Lys river seems to have been crossed between Com ines, which has been captured, and Warneton. Reports indicate that an other crossing of the Lys has been effected at Wervicq, although this has not been confirmed at this hour. Dourazzo, the most important cit^r in the Albania has been entered by the Italians. It seems probable that the Austrians abandoned the city without a fight, being mainly con cerned in making a safe retreat north ward. It is' unofficially reported that Great Britain has received peace proposals from Turkey and that her reply has been a demand for uncon ditional surrender to General Allenby, commander of the allied forces in Palestine and Syria. Reports of a strike in Bohemia andi Moravia seem to confirm recent ru mors of serious dissensions of the dual monarchy. RESOLUTIONS Whereas it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite goodness and wis dom to claim in death Christian R. Fredericksen, who was summoned in the prime of his young manhood, And whereas, the deceased was a cherished member of the Danish Brotherhood, a good neighbor, a lov ing husband, a dutiful son, a loyal citizen, and one liked by all who chanced to know him Be it therefore resolved: That the Danish Brotherhood extend to the be reaved family of Brother Frederick sen its heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of sorrow And be it further resolved: That the insignia of the order and also of the individual members of the Danish Brotherhood be appropriately draped for a period of thirty days and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the widow and parents of the de ceased and a further copy be spread on the minutes of the order and a third copy published in the Wiilis ton Graphic. Dated October 16th, 1918. The Danish Brotherhood, By N. C. Knutson, President. P. F. Petersen, Secretary. Subscribe for the Graphic.