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VOL. 16, NO. 47
WELL VIN
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Washington, April 22.—President
Wilson came out today in opposition
to the Chamberlain bill which would
try violations of the sedition laws by
courts-martial.
In a letter to Senator Overman of
North Carolina, he declared his be
lief that the measure is unconstitu
tional
If enacted, the president declared
the bill would place the United States^
on a level with its enemies.
The njeasure, he said, 5s opposed jto
the spirit and purpose of the espion
age laws.
The president's letter follows:
"My Dear Senator:
"Thank you for your letter of yes
terday. I am heartily obliged to you
fpr consulting me about the court
martial .bill, as perhaps I m'ay call it
.for short. /.•,
Position Unalterable.
"I am wholly and unalterably op
posed to such legislation and very
much value the' opportunity you gave
me to say so. I think it is n,ot only
Thanks Chambiri'of Commerce
For,
Greetings
(South Dakota Leader.)
Acknowledgin^thei^vttittonpfihe
businessmen .of •. WaffifoVraV.*&
establish. the state h&dquarters of
the National Nonpartisan League, L.
Dvtncan, secretary (and manager
of the? South Dakota branch, express
ed in behalf of the league members
their appreciation of the spirit which
prompted the tender.
The Watertown business tnen have
gone on record as being strenuously,
opposed to the disgraceful affairs'
which have taken place in Gregory
and Tripp counties where league
members have been: attacked by
gangs of rowdies and ruffians, /beaten,
robbed and deported.
In/thanking the Chamber of Com-,
merce of Watertown for its invitation,
Mr. Duncan, declared that the league
membership from its highest officers
down to the field workers deeply ap
preciated the attitude of the Water
town business men and their- denun
ciation of the attacks upon the league
.members.
The thorough American business
mep 4% South Dakota are not fighting'
the league. Those /Who have been
active in the campaign of abuse and
advocates of physical violence are
Whe|i the day of ^reckoning arrives
the T»U8ins£t^ enemies -of the ortf&aizfed
farmWilUnot forgotten.
Mr. Duncan's letted 0 the- business,
'people of Wateitg^n sent' tlirougMVi-,
the fchairanaii of th^'ep&cHl tsojnmittee
a nulUim
SUNJDAV^
octc Mm
VHEAXLESS
vBMMtttauKUaUi
asntmnuBWiDiw
awiUHiMmta
President Opposes Chamberiain
Bill to Court Martial Disloyalists
unconstitutional but that in character
it would put us nearly on the level
of the very people we are fighting and
affecting to despise. y,'
"It would be altogether iiifeSirsist
ent with the .-spirit and practice of
America, and in view of the recent
legislation, the espionage bill, -.the
sabotage bill and the woman spy bill,
I .think,it unnecessary and uncalled
for.
Has Praise: for Overman u,
"I take the liberty* my dear senator
of expressing myself in this emphatic
way because my feeling is very deep
about the piatter, %s I gather your own
is.
N
"It is admirable the way you have
been'handling these (important bills
and I thank you with all my heart
for standing by the bill which bears
your name without any compromise
of any kind.
""It gives me the greatest satisfac
tion to tell how nxuch I have appreci
ated what you have been doing. ',
"Cordially and Sincerely yours, s*
.• "Woodrow Wilson."
io
The League
MitchellfsS. J„ April ft," 1918.
IfeLee 'Stov^M,,
Chairman Special ntmrr/kp,f
Watertown, p. D.
Dear Sir: «.«£ V1*?
You will not Iby the ^Above address
that the Nonpartisan League in this
state has changed its headquarters
from.. Sioux Falls to Mitchell. This
fact accounts for the otherwise inex
cusable delay in, replying to your es
tieemeid famor of March the 29th,
which was received just as the move
was being made.
On behalf of the executive commit
tee of the league, and on behalf, also,
of the organizers and speakers en-
faged
in the work in South Dakota,
desire to-thank- you, and through
you, the directors of the Watertown
Chamber of Commerce, for your un
expected and on that- account the
more appreciated expression of the
opinion of that body of the treatment
that some of our workers^ hav? expe
rienced at the hands of certain busi
ness interests in some parts of our
state. We note with much satisfac
tion your characterization of such
conduct as "inexcusable, uncalled for,
un-American." No fitter words could
men closely allied to predatory in- be chosen ,and we are sure they ex
terests either directly or thrpughpaid press, the opinion of all good citizens
political agents and agitator^of such the state.
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special privilege ^iJBtereBtq. Scarcely less is:our appreciation*of
The organized farmers of South the expression of courtesy, hospital
Dakota know who are their friends ity and good will which in this, as in
and they know their, enemies and the former communications from your
motives,: which actuate them in lead- body,. Is expressed toward the Non
ing mobs -against league organizers,
and attempting to usurp the constitu
tional rights, of American citizens.
partisan League. ,You may be assured
that our membership will be apprised
of your action ,'and that" the city, ©f
Watertown will stand high in the e^
trryii vX l4»Hi«JWib.-rs-qp ims-organw*
tiok wA
j'v^For ihe executive committee.
Jffiirs1 cofdially,
rasNitap&tfisata. Ijea^ne
ikes in ^California Shake. Upr 'M
A,
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wttMtwti aads by cMra£»supplies
Arixona nerged ,-«arv
"8 S'SS®
Ms^IRPLANES
break
at the
required
suhmarine«
ducted a
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WA.TEKTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, THUaSDj(U?, APRIL B5, 18X8
®-he Listing Pasi 1
WMM
Allied Airplanes Detecting G£rinan
tration, Enable Alliei to Prepare Stiff
Reustaoce to Meet Gennm JMi
(The German offensive to capture Amiens was resulted yesterday, .Early
reports last night indicated that the Germans {fSdmad6someprogre«
toward the taking of Amiens, pushing ri wedge into the BrttVatf-llftes, Reports
received today from the United Press at 10*33 teOThe Saturda/ Now* that
the British have regained at least a portion of the ground lost and.that the
allies are Inflicting terrible losses upon the attackers.—Editor.)
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RECAPTURE LOST GROUND
By The United .Prtak)
London itfrVi ts^deneral Haig
ground by counter-attacks east of Amien». Heavy fighting' occurred in the
vicinity of Villefo and Bretohneua throughout the night and is continuing
today. British artillery and tanks are inflicting heavy )osses upon the enemy.
An attempted enemy raid in the vicinity of Buchy ^was' repulsed|^u
DETECT GERMAN CONCENTRATIONS.
(By The United Press.)
Wfth' the Frehch in the Field, April 2S.1—Allied airplanes were fortunate
in detecting vast and hurried concentrations oft Gentian troops yesterday,
thus enabiiyng the allies to prepare the stiffest sort of re
si Stan oe when the
German rush against Amiens was launched.
Earfy' mohning' reports stated that Amerieai^ werP^rtletpatllng^
Amiens battles- a
Villers and Bretonneaux, which General Halg admitted the germane'had
captured (regained by the couter-attaok reported l» the dispatch above), Was
the scene of some important German maneuvers In the battle of 1870.
«r:—'2i
1
rieiwden Two Fires,9
.y The United Press*)
The Hague, April 25.—German cavalry appeared aldhg
border, hitherto guarded only by the landsturm. A strong Germah note de
manding quick reply has arrived. The main demand is for free transport*
tion of materials through Holland to Belgium*?
'Hss
'Washington Reports Case Serious.
£By The United Press.)
'lj,r w^rj-qomev Germany ,-wjli ^eck to plow, through Holland to,open the
fPopQ^ed r^ti^e. .Ujile«?S Germany modifier h«r dai^ind," +iol(an«l will foe unatjle*
to salttsty,«permany without violating ^er rteuirjHity If Hoffand loins Ger
many ohder to avoid beihg crushed by,military power,•'tho
allies wiif sieZe all Dutch ships and colonics.
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R^NtSE 6t^N AGAI^ OPENS ON PARIS.^
P®wrl tatted Preifi!-) Wft
London, April Aj)ong-range bon^bardmenti .'of Paris
AIMRA^^ Observed
(0y The Uhited Press.)
hundres
wgterday
Extinction
Aiifflj. 25i#~The Germans, are^hofding a ^mailed fist over
Hoiiaftd to enfSrca^thW^'icironing"of jShlpmejfts of «upp!ie? Wough Holland
t?s ^elgiunv futhieBsiy^dJsre{jarding the rights, of
k'"
II II VI USB WW
THPagDAY.' A*»miUat^^g%ii^ a^lgLfo
ncen
'Ln
jneutrals.
mmmssmm
-t
\^Z v^*1p§Sf^Y^
it affords The Saturdaj News plea
aore to announce ftat P. Hoberton
Wjss chosen to tl^o ,. position of
commissioner 4^- Aberdeen at Tue»
day's ©lectio^?
its disapproval
thing by electtt^ tne maf attest
irhom these fojAdktioblese
1
NW-Tortt, April 20—Declaring that
Germany should never again be al
lowed to get ft foothold tin ttag'Orj«nt
and the Pacltfp, Count K, S^phil pb
day declared Japan under no circum
stances wo^ld isdnsent to the^restora-^
tlon of Kiachow -alfter the 1^sr. -t1|
"Ja^an htii no'lUterlor she
desire^ nt^Wng tor h*TBel£,aQd hai,
Suggest. We Stehd Sqti&rety wUh the
United States, &reat Britain, IPTaivce
and Italy, against GeTn^ny^
"As to. Russify vre will tarn no ac
tion that is not appj*pved by the ^lllfts.
No troops will be sent into 0ib«Ha
unless the allies ask ItKir the safety
of Japan makes its'imperative.
"Our positiion' In regard to Russia 1$
this: You see your neighbor*# house1
Few Troops Landed^
Asf^^ fj-jrni a' few jS&ilora lanaed"'at
Vladivostok for the protection hi al
tk»d prpparty,' iJapan lias «o troOpa
StbeJi'fl, Yofffj-H declared,' aad' undbr
present conditions non? wJlf
As to tibia' tilthaate diejpossH
Klachow 'vt'hiPh wa» occnpiPd
W
tmmt.
Arnng
:WW Ba*tr,
t«p *t length, declared/l|« 3&
ifldence iffeNpp^ijMev$meiii
*otddVlfcwtij&^4^
si«lirwi
ccacN
SAVE?
VHBSr
1
Notsl^.'Tfefe Sl^bttrd^f lpsp Xusm*
Mt, Hoberton or JUs oppoafi&t, or
that it has ever seen of
6r that it had heard Btfytning td ?the
discredit of either prior to Hie ofcrtk
Ing of the campaign In Aberd^A, but
becausev in iipi w|tfe .Qv^rjpoHey of
small-bore politician#- In n#t teW"
localities, a perslestent elfort VaS made
to winvtjtie liattte-in Abei^een an- '*.
trumped-up charge of 'd^os^ltr,
against one ot the candldatt^.
in n*jfM!
Use "Loyalty"asPolitical Scr
ohdts^s
were hurted. tt'is pity that otpr
wise good'.Americans stoop
level of $|TaoJfcr-as8a88ina' li^ordnMK
.to win a ta^asly little o"fficC# evtm
a nofflcc of, great responsibilfty,
in this o6ttn
editorial
published
election.WftS known, end we cot.
It to the thou$fit£til considpratii
thos« who wpqld undertake "to- 1
into political pftwer on the wa!
patriotism tbftt Is sweeping the
try. The editoriit^in qu6sttt»n,
"The News 1WUB
before the miUt electioa^fpr
city cononijislofterm iaibwn, bafr:t6o
late for aaythfeg it'say re|Erd
/v sfe A
V' 0^' W
''•W .it -V-
R#urdk^j9fe BSsia^iqu^l
UUt thtf iskaes At stake to ht.Y#4kf
fieariag on the result, it fmynaHte ^n.
out of the w«r, fowfter, to
tew words on pie subject vt Qi«
palfni of character a8Mu^i&At4Qn
pitts
Mr, JHoberCon
WWtfflpm Qiey ,4§lf#h
doia,|«d. & |fc».yic
.has
H^rtoQ«
nlfcfc lort: Itght^jdf. jtj»
he see_M
i#t Iti^n the.'is$ue»..4.
attacks ma9e^|
W Agrlcig,1 the !ssn©,f-?
whether «r
deea could Jbe
Istn ofii
of Stoifth ThMota, #,3^
ye**s and
"'"'srr5s:
saw .,
mi,
6h^s.'i
-V--, I'TW"
Jl
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condition or c«apensatlo4«/
vi«?w- of eventual Mstdratl^
Yoshii refused
to
comment:
^bitt ls.^a, qipstloji,
W
ever. Vill not aCoulesce in Hf.mum.
to Germany.'
,,"jr«paa TW»wm$F*
would dSmiLi
fnseiyes IQBJ
iidenably to
fa#
en4 ofHtjb# ^pa^se^tlfiUlaiKWiH#i^
accprdt^p, to AfRpial^. ,^At t4mr
the, ipika^.luMl more
mea undm~JUtOM. rSho«5^lt%®cew|w
necessary t^^te^ $
sipvrobaMy^twi(»v^as
flghtin« men could bo motai»ied.
TrahspOTtation di®eiaTtt£S ifffc,
himiilng. You desire to help him. You'only obstacles -yrhich prevent Japan"
offer assistance. H# distrusts youaOd
refuses your .aid. You do "frothing.
Hla house WMimep,.A&'b\wai ,,#®d
yours ,ia
^,
1.
fr*warshading "fighting men tlfef4
J',9OO 0f6 toiM^rS-ntirely
auate^ to ca^y on tfcegigsary -"gbajpS?
and iandl©. .iroo)?' •Ir^h^portn^C':
ttoji. B««tt5P8, the gillie#'
^#pi pc
Jfljias #Iffjringr tft-'patroSIm?
am
if
mffii Drt TfT _! jn% 4f/. mm®
mericans
New Yot% 4pril i^4a#cretary
^ar Baicer, wife ^nt
si* ireeks llgMr
ikmericaji ekp^dS^km^ forces Hi.
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