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$iitle falls ierolD. HERALD PRINTING COMPANY PETER J. VASALY, Mag. Editor THE HERALD ts published every Fri day at 108 Kidder St.. Herald Building. ESTABLISHED 1869 Entered as Second Class Mail Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year U-M Six Months Three Months 40 Canada 50 cents per Year Extra Subscribers ordering addresses of their paper changed must always give tt t, a repetition. 1 former as well as their present address. All papers are continued unless an ex plicit order is received for discontinuance and until all arrearages are paid. The date to which a subscription Is paid la printed after the address. FRTDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1918 It seems to be up to the German peo ple. Justice should have mercy in it, and merrrv should have justice, says Secre tary Lansing. Columbus discovered America 426 years ago Saturday and Germany has been discovering it every day lately. The president has made no mistake in expressing the sentiments of the Amer ican people. Firmness without swash buckling. Germany wants a place in the sun, but will have to be put in the moon, which democratic state central committee is really doing business, and has begun .stirring lip things. "We judge, after reading Wheaton's keynote speech, that he is going to stay in the field, and that anyone who is hop ing for a withdrawal at the last minute, for any reason whatever, lias another guess coming. In the earlier years of Little Falls the town was often threatened by forest fires,though fortunately nothing serious ever resulted. The older settlers have some idea of what such a catastrophe of nature may be. Patrick J. Russell, democratic candi date for congressman in this district, was in the city Wednesday in the in- the miracle of carrying Minnesota terests of his candidacy. Mr. Bussell for a democratic presidential candidate. says that he is meeting with much en-j ,. -j of Bemidji, is able and energetic, and his motives, land assail him, and when they do it, it is to be regarded as pa triotism. Is it standing by the admin istration to set up a howl of fear that if elected will Well fill the position of j^y, one overflowing with milk of kind congressman from the great sixth dis- ness. His innate modesty prevented it trict. Columbus sought a new trade route to the East, not because he was ambitious for power and wealth, but mainly be cause he wanted wealth to equip armies to rescue Jerusalem and the holy places in Palestine from the infidel. He was a deeply religious man and the desire to speech place the tomb of onr Savi.r in tian hands influenced all his lite. It has Washington they will want officals in taken centuries to accomplish it, but it! every state who are undoubtly in has been done, and surely one of the re- hearty sympathy with President Wil- ml*,°f the war must ho the release of SttTttaSI there tab™ the Holy land for ever from the domin- T, ter. The material loss is immense and imuch of it represents the savings and ,month3 of April, May, June, etc. etc. the results of years of toil, 'but this,'of 1917. No doubt he would like that after all, will in time be replaced, though the individual losses will be ser- x.replaced. A1_ Out of this frightful visitation there' act or what to say when necessary? Even those who may not ibe admirers of the president must acknowledge that his state papers regarding the war have been masterpieces. What's worrying some of them is that a democratic pres ident has in hand the biggest piece of business the world has so far had to settle, and also the fear that he really believes in democracy in the United States as well as elsewhere, and that after the war the people of this country Me not going to accept economic and political issues based on before the war conditions. That's what grinds. FRED H. WHEATON —Democratic Candidate For— GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE MINNESOTA DEM OCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COM MITTEE, D. D. DALY, CHAIRMAN While the Democratic State tral Committee has held off is a dead world .and only shines with starting the campaign until the «. such light as the sun gives it. Fourth Liberty Loan drive is prae-1 Cen from To the surprise of those who expected to a lively campaign once the issues are Rhinow to the territory between it to go to sleep, quit or abdicate, the presented squarely to the people. Aitkin and Lawler. Chief Ringer and Each individual nominee on the dem- three Minneapolis fire department of oeratic ticket will in a wry slsppe flcials accompanied their apparatus to his ouk vriuupaiyii, but the general plat- places wh^re the fires are most dang form of all. to st it erous. man i). D. Daly will be the good old party motto, Eqi.ul Rights to all .and Special privileges to None." And they do sav there is need of a return machinery that nestles under the dome of the marble Capitol at St. Paul. the nomination at the hands of the rank and file in the June primarv, is that campaign he practically perform- And t]ien tlie^b£e lbcgan to couragement. He will put all his time about Wheaton. What manner of man' attorney integrity, a knightly gentleman who has biJ pfa'ce in |ia £e|rt one who quaiifies Jon of the Turks, regard and the name of that candidate & is Wheaton—Wheaton for governor. The great heart of Minnesota beats in Consiaerable sympathy with its children in the fire-1 ffoge was unscrambled last week when stricken area, and everything that hu- the -Democratic State Central Commit iman aid, financial and material, can do, tee issued its spfcy and interesting cir .„ will surely be done. It seems a pity(0f oovernor Burnquist. The halo that that no good way has yet ibeen found j^g excellency carefully adjusted to him of satisfactorily controlling conditions self iby the contrast the June primary so as to prevent such a frightful disas- of his C0U1. 1Sement should come some means of preventing' particularly fitted for the duties of the fPhe St. Paul Dispatch was so worried j. wdwaTd .. ,, ,. ., The numerous friends of ivawara that the president might not do justice Indrehus of to England when the peaee settlement date for Secretary of state, are plan time comes, that it intimated he I ning to take over his campaign for him propaganda.I^iro^yln ^^^^0' If some country paper had said any- _jja^ Edwin, nineteen years old, a vol thing like that, it would have been ae-, unteer in America's fighting ranks. TCie cused of treason, but tome of the big young man died, of pnemonia following papers and big politician, and alleged, ^drae^khaf^nSiTe" in alJXme of statesmen can continue insulting the patri0tic work. He is now called upon president of the United States, mistrust to meet the supreme test of devotion to his country—the loss of his son en rolled in The Servke^ the ^resident will not know when to the state's fair name from Townley tne president will not Know when to, to that principle, in more than one de- *ruo action. Men to partment of Minnesota's administrative peculiarly the providential candidate, !?r ^lief, Companies Fred E. Wlieaton is known best for the for all human. becoming known earlier that he possess ed administrative and executive ability of a high order, for he had managed lafge affairs for a leading fraternal order in. all quarters of the globe for many years. Among his neighbors in Minneapolis his ability is recognized. Mr. Wheaton opened his campaign at Red Wing last Thrusday. In his there he outlined the issues. *5 ioo per cent in this c^etu?prepared camou- cular dealing with the loyality record own P^rty Pro^ re at is hegitatinJ an(i'painful record during the I to be forgotton but nea^her Teddy nor any°ne e*se can 1 ious for the mpst of them. The precious Chas. A. Lethert, democratic candi lives, however, gone out in the terrible date for clerk of the Supreme Court, holocaust, these can never be Mueller's opponent, arfendi^en- campaign and receiving spienaia en wherever he goes. He is particularly position and will, if elected, 'be a credit to the office. y0ley, Democratic candi- And if the Bunnquist people are such saviors of Minnesota—such protectors why 80 gleefu] they when Evans trotted forth? Why, pray? •. Also doesn't it amuse one to see Townley's man, Herman Mueller, snug ly ensconced with the republican can didates, Burnquist and all, both in pic tare And text. Constiwicy^ thou art a peMi1- Will the third candidate, Evans, cnt heavier into Bunwjuist's than Wheat on's vote. Wait and see. Here's a tip for voters: In order to be certain vote for Wheaton. There were 6,000 Indians in the mill tary service of the United States^ out side of the navy, August 1, according to the White Earth Tomahawk, LITTLE FALL8 HKttar.p, OCTOBER 18, 1918 FIRE FIGHTERS ARE BEING KEPT BUSY 8ITUAT10N 18 STILL 8ERIOU8 IN FORE8T8 OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA. MODERN APPARATUS ARRIVES Minneapolis Sends Two Carloads of Fire Department Equipment-for Distribution to Threat ened Points. Moose Lake, Minn., Oct. 17.—Ar rival of two carloads of Are fighting apparatus from Minneapolis, in charge of Chief Ringer of the Minneapolis Fire department, and its hasty dis tribution to points where fires are rag ing, emphasized the seriousness of the situation in Northeastern Minnesota. Threatening towns such as Aitkin, where hundreds of refugees have fled for shelter, and victims of Saturday's [holocaust are lying in temporary morgues, the new fires, fanned by a stiff breeze, are endangering terri tory within a 40-mile radius of fire blackened Moose Lake. Every hour brings special trains carrying additional fire fighters. Com pany B, of the Home Guards—men rom ticajly completed, all indications point ZJere ordered by Adjutant General W. °,um^®' Heights arrived and Steamer Goes Into Action. A steamer, 1,200 feet of hose, flic mi cal apparatus, and other equipment wor'£ the apparatus and set-back fires were Naturally interest centers on the trucks were sent by Minneapolis mer head of the ticket. It is generally chants. conceded that the -u who received ,n sent to the burning areas in 10 m°tor a marvelous campaign that was conduct- f®ntry, Captain John A. Carson, corn ed under his leadership as state chair-j manding, left Minneapolis for Moose man in 1916 for Woodrow Wilson. In ~1"~ ask in the field from now until election. I was he. They found on investigation .area* Some of the fires were five miles Mr. Russell, who is a successful trucks, which arrived from Minneapolis on a special train. The response to call from Lak which a| heaiquarteI.s t. 1 Fourth Minnesota In- 1 Lake. On their arrival they were to be dispatched immediately to the points of greatest need. Fire pocketsTwere smouldering, and by ?ne b«rstinS dozens of that he was an American of undoubted *way, others 30 miles. Improvised tele- jat° flame, at Points in the Moose Lake phone and, telegraph lines are keeping the authorities in touch with the situ ation at each .place, and the fighters were disposed with the utmost pos sible precision. NINETY-NINE VICTIMS BURIED IN ONE GRAVE Nearly Every Available Man In Swept Region Is Being Kept Busy. Fire Duluth, Oct. 17. Although nearly every available man in the fire-swept regions of northern Minnesota was kept busy fighting new fires, enough were available to bury the dead. At Moose Lake 99 bodies were placed in one common grave. At Lawler, Carlton, Autumba and other points the sorrowful work went on. No sooner had guardsmen and settlers finished the task of giving to Mother Earth the bodies of the vic tims than they were rushed to out lying points to join the other fire fighters. LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN GATHERING MOMENTUM National Officials Optimistic as Sub scription Reports Arrive From Centers. Washington, Oct. 17.—Overcoming the handicap of peace talk and influ enza, the Fourth Liberty Loan is gathering its greatest momentum of the campaign. For the first time since the canvassing started, Sept. 28, loan officials here were optimistic. Early reports were of the decidedly encouraging variety and pointed to an activity never before equalled in the long campaign. $138,235 PROFIT MADE BY 1918 STATE FAIR Minnesota Exposition Officially Listed as Most Successful on Record. St. Paul, Oct. 17.—Returning a profit of $138,235, the Minnesota State Fair of 1918 was officially listed as the most successful on record. A remit tance for that amount was received by J. A. O. Preus, state auditor, from Les ter Banks, treasurer of the fair asso ciation. Secretary T. H. Canfleld's ac companying report showed receipts of $354,076 and expenditures of $215,842. Crowder Outlines Draft Calls. Washington, Oct. 17. Draft calls ljor men who have passed their 37th birthdays are expected to begin about March 1. Plans for bringing the older class of men registrants into camp have not been completed, but the ap proximate date of the first call was disclosed by publication of testimony by Provost Marshal General Crowder before the House military committee. In all, General Crowder told the com mittee* 2,399,000 newly registered men between 18 and 45 will be called be* 1 MAJ. CHAS. M. WHITTLESEY Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey, former ly a New York lawyer, commanded the "lost battalion" of Americans which for five days was surrounded by Germans in the Argonne forest, but refused to surrender. When the men were rescued most of them were ut terly exhausted. ilEBiCANS OCCUPY GRANDPRE FORCE GERMANS FROM IMPORT ANT RAIL JUNCTION. Steady Rain Has Converted Roads and Trenches Into Muddy Canals. With the American Army Northwest jf Verdun, Oct. 17. The American troops occupied''the town of Grandpre on the north bank of the Aire river, north of the Argonne forest. Rain has fallen over the entire field of combat, converting roads and trenches into muddy canals. Aviation was impossible and the ar tillery fire was directed entirely by maps, except in rare instances when direct fire was used. Grandpre is only a village and Its normal population is less than 1,500, but the place is of great strategic im portance. It is the junction of the railways feeding a great part of the German armies and lies at the foot of the valley extending northward at the entrance of which the Germans have fought so stubbornly. INDIA SENDS 1,115,189 MEN TO BRITISH ARMY Also Supplies Much Material for Forces in Mesopotamia and Egypt. London, Oct.17.—From the beginning of the war up to July 31, 1918, India contributed 1,115,189 men to the Brit ish army, it was announced. The first' Indian war loan raised $200,000,000 and the second was even more successful. India is the sole source of supply for much material for the armies in Mesopotamia and Egypt. More than 1,500 miles of railway track, 250 locomotives and 4,500 ve hicles have been sent by India to the various theaters of war. EIGHT SHIPS DELIVERED TO BOARD IN ONE WEEK Five Steel and Three Wooden Vessels Are Placed in Govern ment Service. Washington, Oct. 17.—Eight ships of 42,350 deadweight tons were delivered to the shipping board for the week ending Oct. 11, the board announced. Five ships were steel and three wood. The deliveries included the first con tract steel ship from an Atlantic ship yard since the government began new war construction. It was turned out by the Federal Shipbuilding company of Kearney, N. J. ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO KILL PREMIER LENINE Bolshevik Official Is Shot by Member of the Information Bureau. Amsterdam, Oct. 17. Another at tempt has been made on the life of Nikoli Lenine, Bolshevik premier, ao cordlng to the Leipsic Abende Zeitung, General Anseiger's Kiev correspond ent. Lenine received a bullet In the shoul der from a revolver in the hands of M. Dwanitzke of the information bureau of the Soviet. Dwanitzke was arrested. French Demand Reparation. Washington, Oct. 17.—A resolution declaring for entire reparation In dev astated territory has been adopted by the French senate, according to diplo matic dispatches reaching here. Miners Face Starvation. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 17. Because storms damaged the power schooner Ruby and forced it to return without reaching the Kushkokwim river sec tion of Alaska with a cargo of sup plies, several thousand miners and prospectors of that section are threat ened with famine before winter fairly sets -In, according to the Ruby's mas ter, Capt D. S. McAlplne, who has ar rived here. The Ruby was the only •Up lent to the Mushkokwim section to make the trip this year. The dls* ttfttt sttfferod a light famfho last tml 0 FRENCH, BRITISH AND BELGIAN ARMIES ARE MOVING STEADILY FORWARD. ADVANCE PROVES IMPORTANT Two Days Fighting Results In Capture of 12,000 Prisoners—Yankees Take Strong Positions West of Meuse River. With the Allied Armies in Belgium, Oct. 17.—The Germans have started a retreat on a tremendous scale from Northern Belgium. French cavalry is approaching Tiiielt, seven miles from the banks of the Ghent-Bruges canal. The canal itself is only ten miles from the border of Holland. So fast is the enemy retreating that the French, British and Baigian infantry, at least in the center of the battle front, have lost touch entirely with the enemy. One/'of War's Greatest Victories. The Belgians advancing astride the Thourout-Bruges and Thourout-Os tend roads have defeated the Germans, who are retreating rapidly. This undoubtedly is one of the war's greatest and most vital victories, for the gallant little Belgian army, ably assisted by crack French and British troops, now has driven the despoilers of its country from a large section Which the Germans have occupied since the early days of the war, and has gained positions of such import ance that the Germans may have to abandon the entire coast of Belgium. Great Towns Nearly 8urrounded. The sweeping advance of the Allied Infantry, preceded by a fan of French cavalry advancing rapidly, has left the entire area in which are the important city of Lille and the great mining and manufacturing districts of Tourcoing, Roubalx and Tournai, in a salient which is growing deeper every hour, and which the enemycannot hope to hold. London, Oct. 17.—Sweeping steadily ahead over the lowlands of Belgian Flanders, the British, French and Bel gian armies are rapidly bearing away the extreme right flank of the Ger man battle line. Twelve thousand prisoners have been captured in two days, according to official statements. This would seem to indicate a victory of great importafrfee ~even if the ground gained was not vital in the develop ment of the mighty Allied offensive. Allied forces have captured Menin and Wervicq aftd are across the Lys river in the neighborhood of the latter town. There are unofficial reports that Thourout has been taken and the British are in the outskirts of Court rai. This^-completely outflanks Lille from the north and the Germans prob ably will be forced out of that city in a very short time. The Allies are now about 11 miles from Bruges and 25 miles from Ghent. They have ad vanced in the neighborhood of seven miles since early Monday. Americans Take Dominant Hill. Fighting their way through a maze of barbed wire defenses over tangled lines of trenches, the Americans west of the Meuse river are slowly but sure ly cutting their way through the' Kriemhilde line. They have carried Hill 299, a height which dominates much of the country west of Romagne, and have penetrated the second line of defense in the vicinity of Landres et St. Georges. The battle in this area has been of a most savage nature and the Germans are making every effort to hold their positions. They understand the criti cal situation which has developed' there and are pouring fresh troops into the struggle in the hope that the Amerloan onslaught may be stayed be fore it reaches the important railroad lines In the rear of the Gorman front. A victory for the Americans in the Ar gonne sector would decide the fate of Germany on the western front and compel a general retreat by the enemy from the most of the French ground he still holde. French aud Italian troops are mov ing more slowly along the line from the Oise to the Aisne than they did Sunday, when they wiped out the greater part of the Laon-La Fere sali ent. From all accounts it would, ap pear that the Germans are gradually emptying the pocket formed when the Allies. broke the lines north of St. Quentin and along the Aisne at Berry au Bac. War Workers Wear Masks. Washington, Oct. 17.—Many of Washington's army of young women war workers appeared on crowded street cars and at their desks with their faces muffled in gauze shields as protection against influenza, a prac tice specifically advocated by some bureau chiefs who feared utter demor alization of their war operations. Germany Cedea Ships to 8pain. Madrid, Oct. 17.—The government gave out a note stating that after ne I gotlations between Berlin and Madrid, Germany had accorded Spain the ces sions of several German ships interned in Spanish waters. The vessels named are the Erlplua, Euthenia, Oldenburg, Kilo. Matilde, Trinfield and Rudolph, with a total tonnage at 21,600. 8paln. it was stated, could also claim at a later date tonnage to make good pre vious tosses on other subfnarlne tor* Bedoin? MISS MAUD W0ODWORTH Miss Maud Woodworth, daughter of the iate Coi. Frank Woodwortn, U. S. A., is now living at Grove Lodge, Bracknell, England. Shs has been as-1 socir.ted with the Duchess de Vendome. in Belgian refugee work and. Eagle hut arrangements, together with nu merous other war activities. PERSHii PLEAOS FOB CASH ASKS AMERICAN PEOPLE STAND BEHIND ARMY. TO Commander of Overseas Forces Says Men Wish to Return When Victory Is Won. New York, Oct. 17.—A copy of cable message from General Pershing urging the people to buy bonds is being placed in the letter box of every home here. In his message General Pershing said: "We have toiled cheerfully against the day of battle, and the spirit that has urged us on has been the deter mination to be worthy of those whom, we left behind when we crossed the seas. The news of America awake, of the national spirit more strong, more unified, more determined, thrills us alL It is the knowledge of tnat spirit which makes us certain that our peo ple at home will stand Behind us a» they have from the beginning, so that we may return soon to you, the vic tory won. Buy Liberty Bonds to your utmost and make victory sure." FIFTY-FOUR AMERICANS ARE KILLED IN ACTIOFf Latest Casualty List Shows Severely Wounded and 35 Missing. 182 182 Washington, D. C., Oct. 17.—The fol lowing casualties are reported by the commanding general of the American Expeditionary forces: Killed in ac tion, 52 missing in action, 35 wound ed severely, died from wounds. 31 died from accident and other causes, 4 died of disease, 26 wound ed, degree undetermined, 106. Total* 436. Killed In action—Privates Albert Cyrus, Howard Lake, Minn. Mathew L. Daid, Le Sueur, Minn. Died from wounds—Privates Albert R. Nord, Car ver, Minn. Chauncey Eglehorn, Ok reek, S. D. George H. Kuhn, Beach, N. D. Severely wounded—Corp. Mi chael E. Havre, Minneapolis. Missing in action—Private Frank H. Lundberg, St. Louis Park* Minn. Died from wounds—Privates Conrad L. Beck, Waltham, Minn. Leo A. Brooks, Du luth, Minn. Thomas Gaughn, St. Paul,. Minn. Orlt A. Overlie, Albert Lea. Minn. Wounded severely—Sergt. Ar thur T. Fortun, Lyle, Minn. Privates Raymond O. Arvlg, Fergus Falls, Minn. Domlnec Catenszii, Northland. Minn. Albert Koenlg, Lesterville, S. D.J Albert J. Kradler, St. Paul, Minn. John L. Shepard, Minneapolis Frank Morel, St. Paul Sheldon E. Yoerg, Little Falls, Minn. Wounded, degree undetermined—Corp. Norbert Sobi anla. Holdingford, Minn. Private* William Caparos, Mountain Iron. Minn. Hans Ingval Slaathang, Sum-, mit, 3. D. Earl L. Shakenberg, Fair mount, N. D. Frank A. Stevermer, Benson/ Minn. Emll A. Thompson, Billhead, S. D. INFLUENZA IN ARMY NOW UNDER CONTROL 8eoretary Baker Reoeives Reassuring Figures From the Various Camps. Washington, Oct. 17.—Reassuring figures .as to the influenza epidemic in the army reached Secretary of War Baker and he expressed a view that they indicated that the disease Is now under control in the army. The fig ures will be announced later. Army Objectors Sentenced. Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Oct. 17.— Joseph H. Wurz of Freeman, S. D., and Joseph S. Walter of Bridgewater, S. D., members of -the medical department here and assigned for duty with the medical detachment of the depot brigade, have been sentenced by a gen eral court-martial to fifteen years each at hard labor in the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leaven worth. Both men claimed religious and conscientious scruples against .Warfare inany capacity.