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NO. 46
mt0~ (It affords The Saturday. News
s. more than ordinary pleasure to(repro-!
duce the appended article frota the
columns of the South Dakota Ledger,
published at Mitchell, S. D., in the in
terests of the Nonpartisan League. It
particularly pleases The Saturday
Nfews because of its relations With
the farmers of the country surround
ing "Watertown and because it indi
cates unW^takably that the business
an^i professional men of the cifyvetafe
'bfaced within the memberfehifr -of the
Chamber of Commerce, are not to-be
stampeded by political considerations
into unjust assaults won tiie farmers
jand the farm^'s' org^Jii5!:at$ans. Th'e
business interest^ oF Mitfeh'ell and -of
Watertown are manifesting that sane
reasonable policy which should
'commend' itself to the consideration
of the wild-eyed citizens of certain
communities in this state and in Min
nesota where the kaiser brand of
autocracy holds sway instead of the
"spirit of democracy.—Editor.)
Following the invitation of the
Chamber of Commerce of Mitchell, S.
T., inviting the Nonpartisan League to
locate its South Dakota state head
quarters at Mitchell, which has since
baen accepted by the league, the
Chamber of Commerce of Watertown,
S. D.. one of the busy* big cities of
the state, has extended the league an
invitation to make its headquarters
for league activities, in that part of
The 'Chamber- of Commerce of Wa
tertown invites the leagu.e to make it
self "at home"' at Waterttowni tmd
what is more important, the butdness
men of Watelrtow'n patoteat, against
the breaking up of league meetings in
other parts of South Dakota, in spite
«f a proclamation of the governor of
the state, who declared some months
ago that league meetings would be
The farmiefs
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Victory is a
Question of Stamina
Send-the Wheat
Meat-Fats Sugar
the fuel for Fighters
L-&" fa
Extends Greetings to the League
South Dakota can
be proud of the fairness and true Am
-ericahism of the .business interests of
both Mitcheff and Watertown. These
business men do not necessarily ap
prove ot''th% nonpartisan league pro
gram bill they^do not. stand for Prus
sian methods in, S^uth Dakota^ and
they want tije.fig'L-iers Jo have a fair
dear" and a "fmr "hearing" ror tnelr
cause. And that is all the farmers
In its lettor
L. J. Duncan, state
secretary and manager of the non
partisan league, the Chamber of Com
merce of Watertown states that that
ni^ti^(tf^the army5 general staff
iving iS^^Oeg'JrAFtMSrge W. Goe
thals wider, powers, vas announced
te jresterday by Major General Pey-
C. March, acting chief of staff.
vision of and sup
General Pal
-'jifei* -1 .ajMt'jJstl?jS,C'yf
*,•( ..•: ,iv K.I "f". l.'.'0
... vv :vf'
.• .• !»v ..»
it.-Upto noon.-today, reports com^J?
ing In from tKe rural districts In
dicate that Codington county will
go "over the top" by a very sub
stantiai margin nthe third £.ib
erty Lqan drive.
Every committee reporting as
yet shows subscriptions surpass
ing the t^k)t?n^nt j^pade by the
Liberty Loan management, many
"farmers over-subscrfibing twenty-,
five per cent, not a few going an
high as fifty per cent above the,*
apportionpient. The average gain
above the apportionment for each
fturner ranges from ten to twenty
five per.cent. rSV •.•'•„•.•
These report? cover all por
Uons of the county, although not
all the townships havfe reported
the completion of the canvass.
city hai always welcomed farmers'
meetings and' conventions bnd' j^rideti
itself on1 the, fact that the farmers
have often met there and always will
be -welcome here. The letters num
bers the jpagye .ampijg the important
farmers^ o^^niratmn's' of' South Da
Iro.ttf aiid"layfe that' "thbusands of
Iejguer'dieniDeW ci,fe: within our trade
Jerj^tory and we Jfcriow'they are lunong
the most' loyal, tfidustrious and desir
ab!ie: cttlzeni of our %tate."
.j.fThiS,* coming from disinterested
business men in one of South Dako
ta's most progressive and'|ip to date
,td,w^&) ought to be •flttffiaBnf. i|ii^swer
to -charge of dislpyAHgy--. to^de
against league members. The letter
of the Watertown Chamber of Com
merce to Mr. Duncan follows in full:
Watertown, S. D„ March 29.
L. J. Duncan, State Manager, Non
partisan League, Sioux Falls, S. D.
Dear Sir:
At a meeting of the directors of
Watertown Chamber of Commerce, at
which were present the chairmen of
most of the leading committees of the
Chamber, the matter of the treatment
that was being given to members of
the nonpartisan league—the.inpompre
hensible, to us, treatment th&t was
published as to their meetings, etc.,
was fully. discu8sed. and .it was the
unanimous opinion of all present that
such actions were inexcusable, un
called for i^d un-Amertca».
it has always been our proudest uuatsi^
that Watertown haB had the pleasure: Somme.
of entertaining more, conventions of
the farmers and their companies, as
sociations, etc., many times over,
than all the other cities of our state.
We most heartily invite you to con
sider our invitation in the spirit in
which offered.
We know the thousands of mem
bers you have within our trade terri
tory we know those men are among
the most loyal, industrious and de
sirable -citizens of our state. It is
With the very greatest "pleasure1 thalT
we sv' to you that our city is yours
every one within ouY city is proud to
say that we most cordially invite you
to make yourselves at home with us.

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1 -xrv.wtf'-mm.-n utu# fin*
The writer was instructed. to say
to you. in the namie of- the Watertown
Chamber of Commerce, that every
courtesy, hospitality, good ..will and,
invitation known was extended to the
nonpartisan league to make our city
its headquarters. In line with the
action of the business men of our city! .. .. ..
Very truly,
t^ee Stover.
pes to Head Mun|
np~-Speed Wathcword
A new reor-] the artillery, rifle' and ammunition
supply, .and the transportation of the
army from camp on this side ot port
In announcing tiie new reorganin
tion. General March said:,
"Orders have been Issued wbich will
consolidate the division^.? of Btorage
and traffic and the diviaton of puTV
chases into one diViMon, toi be topwA
as the divislon of purchase, storage
and^traffic.. i- i,
*Tha^ev JMViatan
General Goetbals, ,^rh4: *ill be an
Mstaat chief jof tuM," B^ga^tter O
la smq»ties w?wk,
Bt boast'i
,ront of
~4£i «xtaV ^'^rk^v^i-pr 4 -*K#, ^,
\um an:
Greatest Cd^tiMliaii Artillery of iflie, War
°»e Is 5ommey ^gtaer«|
French Come to British Relief With Heaviest Artilll^
Fire in AH History, ^Prev^tfthig Pruisiant From
^gpg J(ff |»tKtii# on Allies' Skelk
(Bjr The Ignited Press)
,, The. French J|re,undoubtedly concentrating the greatsst artillery fire
since'the German drive started on fifty-six mile front extending from
south of the Somme east of Amiens to the Oise in the vicinity, of Noyon.
ili This terrific bombardment cover* eveor inch «f German positions and
for miles back of their lines. The joints of farthest German penetration
ito Picardy art included in this bombardment. A hourai will tell
whether this is preparatory to a m&jor counter-offensive b^- the allies.
An official report from General Hsifl indicates that General Haig's
forces are holding their own, the situation there seemingly being un
(By thetn^lted Pjess.)
^London, April'18.—General Maig reports the German infantry as at
tacking in three waves. East of Kemmel* Hill* where the British were
pressed back slightly at one point, a counter-attack restored the sector. In
the Bailleul sector, three enemy attacks were completely repulsed, and
local attacks in the Merris sector were also repulsed...
(By the United Pross.)
Washington, April 18.—Military men expect important developments
following the arrival of French reinforcements in Flanders. They recall
that General Haig reported the French a^ coming rapidly and in great
force. It may have meant this concentraion^-
(By The United Press.) -.
With" "the French^ Armies in the Field, April ft.—The Vastest artillery
concentration yet attained by the allies is hammering on a fifty-five mile
German line, from Oise ting tremendous enemy lossef and pr
The cannonading is caus-eventing their digging in.
I'W4FEF N\»«
& a
L^ km.M?mi
tv-i^M Mi-^H^ AVjL
or wATfirtp*&
ti, "W
*fwTh» driv^ffl the*city beg&'IKIa
morning. At feW'^r the lovmtV
Odd eointfltteesl have cdtt^I«t«t
tM c«y ekhvAsj*,' h&vlfig
lure' io
meiiced Tuesday 'niorAlhi instead
of taWhg^ ther couhtry: rfiHtrictei
The reports' frotn w^' cSt^ dls- ,*
only ft partial indliatio»r'of pfolh
able r6^i^ bit enbugh ls kniwn:
to lustlf^1 th« predlctton fMt the
city will-go ffltovef the alt*tmeri»i
by about the same proportion as
the outside precincts.
Throughout the entire county
there is an obvious disposition to
support the administration IA this
.* war until victory is Achieved.
The allotment J«: Codington.
county $300,000.00, ^Watertown
For Supreme Effort of
Washington, ApM 13.—Pl^ld M^r
sbal Sir Douglas Haig'» ominous ap
peal to the British forces to ^tand
their ground, no matter what the colt,
brought home to Washington official
today the desperate situation of the
allies in what may prove to Je the
decisive battle of the war.
The grave charturter of the Sritish
commander's statement, however, IiMiaJHaJK's
not impaired the confllenc%. here that
the allies will suceed in titfHtoit^ihefi'''
line against the Oerman-™u1te,
however terrific.
Grave But Not koutlets.
According to the interpretation gen
erally .placed on the specl&l order of
the dtf^, General Haig does not pro
nounce the aituaWon hopeless, but dis^
closes his conviction thiat the supreme'
moment of the struggle is at hand nn1
that victory or defeat depends on the
fight put up by the allies to hold fieir
positions He calls for: desperate re
sistance and the utmost sacrifice, if
necessary, that the enemy: ma^ be de
feated when failure to accomplish his
objective will pmve most damaging
if not decisive.
"General Haig's address to the army
"The defection of Russia bas upset
all estimates as to the duration of
the war. That calamity means that
the Germans may yet delude the lg
norant Russians into fighting on their
iside. AH we know now is that "the
work is going to be more difficult.
But we are going to see it through
to victory make no mistake about
Germany Gone Mad.
"Since the days "of Caesar the
Prussian has been famed for his bJi
tality. I think Germany, all of Ger
many, not Prussia alone, has gone
absolutely mad now. We are fighting
Germany today, do not doubt it
for a moment.
"It a matter of record,,r said the
general, "that the British knew the|
sesrft of poison gas many yeare ago,
and rejected it as -400 inbumm for
civilized warfare. It was suggested
•main Gives 700*0
^t,r»pe«k or.
1#*&< ^^SiLS
frill nm
4*^ «.'[
at sifid) a ....
{Secretory of Wri
ftffest on the'1
t« 'ssk ^)t«^
"WW"1 kj«
skid Actii
ipt Crd^e
have an in&pi:
uTfti tnuiir 4A
h«med such geift
Ivderises -of
there,!s anything unusu^^n
however, appeal." ,rf*_
One of the hJghi|ft ofBceri|i
general staff said: tK 'i#
"TJiere is nothi*f In fche jmilitary
situation on"
ehtfuld alarm undtll^ the United Btatee '-',1
or'nllied couutrtes.
fetfr kaiser «nd
i: General Swinton S£qps tbe 'Bala
.0^8' otjGreat«J$^ie'
(We present today a few, a very
few, extracts from an address de
livered by Major General E. D. Swln
tflfa of J.he British arwy at Bioux
Falls not long ago. We reproduce
these paragraphs from the Sioux
FallB Press because they- reveal soma
things. that are new to Americans.
They draw a picture that .needs•to
be impressed upon the American
course, it,iss somwhat/Siscour^
aging to read from day^to^Ay reports
that our JBritlslt. frien|» ^e^ beeii
forced back, but #fe must aot overtook
tbe fact that, at the poipts generally
regarded as vital by the allies, neither
the French nor the British have given
ground tor some days, and on 'ihe
contrary, have regained alittle^= ...
Not many people Know, that t&e ,Ui»itf\
ed Kingdom haa 7,500,0b0 jifcft all\ 1
fronts. I am a JScotchman—if I were
an Englishman Would not say this
—but 60 per cent of these men are
from the little island of England. The
British navy baa protected the trans
port of 13,000,000 troops en the seas
and the shipping of 26,000,000 tons of
munitions. The British debt is now«
1665 per Capita. We have done away
with, the 'business as usual' idea. Nofc^if
a single passenger automobile- has
been built in England for jmon
The military has all the motor
"la one action ih WMc
was the aggressor the preliminary.
bombardment of German trenches,
clear the way for the infant©?,
bausted 543,000,000 worth of j&ejls
a period of six days. On'1 Ci© las
day of the boinbardmcnt, tiie gji^l e?
uenditure represented cogf of $20,
000 000. That is why the cog't ,&f. yr%
ing this war is stj gigantip^'
Tho fcnert-1 j'aisecJ' froiii th#
on the platform a model
sorry now Chat they used gatS. We la «.
self defense produced mo^ eff
tive gas—and the prevailing winds in be said.. It waa the cnterniHar
at therftaiH
he h^d fnvented. It w^f 'a desk ,lnk-"
W611 presented to him, He. ^laiged
by an American publisher. He wa
v^ry brijef in his diiietMsaipn/
ft. Ci
'-Ae -outcome'
German trenches. We have some- invention. I thoukht If the thH
^hing tar worse to send to them. would climb io ff hO&Zm
"There is la Sioux Falls tonight ?aj thMt wka lmii
Canadten soldier who b^Jbeiwt /^vL
speakingUtah tliia'»utm Milt..tqr»["na.
tV* f^ct that he's only one luhg. fl^| S^ma^rt^h?
m*n g*» got the other. Miiuttbnntff^^|g^^|
PWttte spokeDell Rapkls today.^nd JE, wncwJtog
Oae sperch a day 4$ allMhe 4^prw«d
W friend had aaen^^rAmerica
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