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Increasing cloudiness and probably
unsettled tonight and Friday. Warm
er tonight. Colder Friday afternoon.
Fresh to strong southwest, shifting
to northwest winds. i
ESTABLISHED IN 187a
DLPARTMENT OF
WAR OPERATIONS |S/ectacu/ar
Battalion Feature Grets At
tention of Expeditionary
Forces In France
FIRST MEN ABE
TRAINING NEW ONES
Artillery Will Spend ai
Month or Six Weeks Fir
ing at German Targets
Aiwrrtran TralnfcLr in
Prance. Sept. 27.—(By Associated
Press )—What are technically known
aa battalion problems are just now
engaging the attention of the more
advanced unit of American troops,
training here for eventual work in
tftte trenches.
After the battalion problems will
on with excellent results but
much remains to be done. The art-il
Jery must have a month or more on
the actual firing line shooting at
German targets before it returns to
co-operate with the infantry.
The artillery men are very anxious
to begin shooting at enemy targets.
Meanwhile the plan of having a
large percentage of the first contin
gent to arrive in France act as in
structors to troops arriving later has
begun.
Many Officers' Schools.
Officers' schools are being organ
tseA in many different localities and
scores of officers are being takon
from line regiments of the first con
tingent to conduct them. .Later the
noncommissioned officers and men
of these regiments will undertake
the task of teaching the newer con
tingents.
NEGOTIATIONS OF ALIEN
SLACKER MEASURE NOW ON
iAHjed Governments Are Considering
Provision Says Secretary
Lansing.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 27.—Provtslona
of the senate alien slacker bill are
now the subject of negotiations be
tween the United States and the
allied governments, Secretary Lan
sing yesterday told the house mili
tary committee, considering the
measure in secret session.
OOtne regimental problems and the were entailed in a blaze
brigade problems, and lastly divi- |whlch early this morning had its
alonal problems, for in modern war longin on the third floor of the Berg
the division is the largest fighting |strom & Crowe company's furniture
unit which remains intact within an |store, 208-210 Broadway, Fargo
army organization. The corps change
from time to time, both in the num
iber and the identity of their divi
•ions, but* the divisions retain their
integrity throughout.
Battalion Important Unit.
"Within a division the battalion is
tif really important fighting unit
and thus battalion problems are the
ba*in for all that follows. The prob
lems now engaging the battalions
are those met in ordinary routine
trench warfare. The Americans are
working them out alone, but listen
ing to criticisms from both British
and French officers. The proper car
rying out of reliefs in trenches, so
that the enemy will not know when
one unit has been replaced by an
other, is one phase of the battalion
problems which is being followed
with fidelity through conditions ac
tually found in the front line. Of
fensive and defensive problems in
large number® and variety also are
being worked out with commendable
Use Of Captured Guns.
One important feature of the pres
jBrt training is the searching of men
and the use of captured German in t~) i
weapons of various source and de- IGraCe, j3irdzell and I\00111
ecription. These weapons have been
1
borrowed from the French but the
Americans hope to capture many for
themselves eoon after they get a
chance in the trenches. Particular
attention is being paid to instruc
tions in operating German machine
guns and trench mortars as well as
eeveral species of bombe and hand
grenades.
Artillery Qoea to Line.
Infantry regiments are now look
ing forward to the time when they
will psulicipate in maneuvers with
their own artillery. The preliminary
training of the artillery is now go-
Disapproval of several sections
was voiced by the secretary and
some committee members took this
to mean that protests against these lease,
provisions have come from the gov
ernments whose nationals are affect
ed. Mr. Lansing particularly object
ed to the sections providing for
drafting alien slackers into the Am
erican fighting forcefc and authoriz
ing the President to deport slackers I
or assign them to non-military -duty.
ItEAFS FROM TRAIN
Wisconsin Man Probably Will Lose
Sight of An Eye aa Result.
Mandan, N. D„ Sept. 27.—Chris
Wogstand. Northfield, Wis., while de
ranged, leaped from a window of a
Northern Pacific passenger train,
running thirty-five miles an hour,
near Curlew. Wogstand, now in a
Bismarck hospital, will recover,
though he probably will lose the eight
of one eye.
DEPOT BURNS.
Northern Pacific Station at Belfield
Is Burned to the Ground. i|
Belfield, N. D„ Sept. 27.—Fire be
lieved to have started from a spark
from a passing engine, destroyed the
Belfield station. Two box cars will
furnish passenger and freight ac
commodation* until a new structure
is built which wiH probably be next
spring.
'v«tr
m«.
Bergstrom & Crowe Fur
niture Co., stock ...
Peter Elliott, building
McKone block
Pantorium ...
Western Furniture Co.
Total
NEW BOARD PERSONNEL.
As a result of today's decision
by the supreme court, the state
board of regents' personnel is
made up of Pres. L». F. Crawford
of Sentinel Butte and Dr. J. D.
Taylor, Grand Forks, hold over
members, and Dr. C. E. Vermilya,
Valley City Geo. A. Totten,
Bowman, and Robt. Muir, Sarles,
the last three appointed by Gov
ernor Fraiser. Dr. Vermilya suc
ceeded Frank White, resigned.
Justice Robinson, whose opinion
was published in his weekly letter
last Saturday, finds that two offices
on the state board of regents became
vacant July 1, and that the governor
has the power to fill these vacancies.
He does not resurrect the original
in which he concurred with
Justices Grace and Christianson in
the majority opinion holding against
the governor.
Meant What It 8aid.
Chief Justice Bruce and Associate
iJustice Christianson, in dissenting
|opinions, find that when the legisla
ture said that members of the state
[board of regents should be appointed
by and with the cogent of the sen
ate, the legislature meant what it
said:
"That legislature did not mean that
[any governor should constitute him
self the senate and chief executive
in one, and take upon himself the
duties and powers of the legislative
body as well as his own executive
functions."
The minority opinion finds that,
inasmuch as the governor declined to
1iU
the offices in the way specified by
he legislature, he cannot, fill ttyun
I now, and that inasmuch as successors
have not been legally named. Scow
|and Power should hold over.
FOREST FIRES CONTINUES.
(By Associated Press*.)
Baudette, Minn.. Sept 27.—Forest
fires In this district continued burn
ing yesterday, especially on the Cana
dian side. Women and children on
the outskirts of Baudette and Spooner
have been brought to the main sec
tions of the two towns while the man
flfight forest fires on all sides.
Damage To Stock About $25,000, With $15,000 Loss On
Building—Other Smaller Losses Increase Total
—Cause Not Determined
9
APPROXIMATE LOSSES
IN MORNING BLAZE.
$25,000
16,000
1,000
soo
500
,.$42,000
Losses aggregating approximately
An explosion which shot a cloud
of dense smoke skyward, followed
by the crashing to the pavement of
glass, preceded the bursting into
flames of the upper part of the build
ing. Firemen battled the Are from
1:40 until 4 o'clock before it was
subdued. Eight lines of hose were
played on the flames.
The fury of the Are that devoured
the third story made the blaze one
of the most spectacular seen in Far
REGENTS^
BOARD
CONTROL GOES TO
INONPARTISANSBY
COURT'S FINDING
soa JJold Against
and Power
lOTHER JUSTICES
AGAINST FRAZIER
IBnttie and Christianson
Contqnd Governor Seeks
Ungiven Power
jrf? as
Blaze In
Bergstrom £. Crowes
Plant During Night
go since the burning of the old
opera house. Household goods were
stored on the third floor, rented by
the Bergstrom & Crowe Co. It is
believed that it was in these effects
that the blaze started. Hundreds
gathered on the scene during the
early hours and watched the firemen
work.
Stock Heavily Damaged.
J. B. Bergstrom, George Crowe
"and R. „E. Crowe, members of the
furniture company of Bergstrom &
Crowe, are the heaviest losers. Mr
Bergstrom estimated that the loss
on the stock would be about $25,000
most of the damage being due to wa
ter, which soaked through the sec
ond and first floors and filled the
basement to a depth of about four
inches. The second floor, or display
room, and in which the firm has about
$10,000 worth of rugs and carpets, is
intact. Most of the furniture is dam
aged on this floor. With the excep
tion of a few rugs, most of them
were not touched by the water.
Water dripping from the second
and third floors worked havoc with
Continued on Page Eight.
Bennett Gains
285 Votes In
Four Districts
afcr
Associated IViwa
New York, Sept. 27.—William
Bennett gained 285 votes and
took the lead fiwn Mayor
Mitchel in the contest fer thai
Republican mayoralty nomina
tions today, when the investiga
tion of the vote in four assembly',
districts was completed. Mr^
Bennett is now 31'4 votes ahead.i
BRAKING GAINS
14 SEATS KING
SEEKS COALITION
IN THE CABINET
ve,
OT
-s
(Special to The Forum.)
Bismarck. N. D., Sept. 27.—While
they arrive at their conclusions by
different routes, three members of
the supreme bench find in opinions
tiled today, that George A. Totten of
Bowman, and Robert Muir of Sarles,
Governor Frazier's appointees, are
entitled to seats on the state board
of regents, and that J. A. Power of
Leonard and Emll Scow of Bowman,
incumbents, whose terms expired
July 1, 1917, must make way for
them, giving Governor Frazier con
trol of the board.
Judges Birdzell and Grace decide
the original board of regent* case
over again, and find that the gover
nor was acting legally when, last
January, he submitted to the senate
for confirmation the names of Ave
new regents, in an effort to oust the
entire Hanna board.
Sweden, Hopes
To Effect Organization
On Liberal Basis
(By Associated Press.)
Stockholm. Sept. 27.—In accord
ance with the wishes of King Gus
tave, efforts are'being made to form
coalition cabinet of decidedly lib
eral coloring, or a temporary cabinet
of liberals and conservatives to pre
pare the budget for the opening of
parliament in January.
Election returns show that the
composition of the new second cham
ber will be as follows:
Socialists who are supporters of
M. Bran ting, 86 Socialists of the
Left, 12 Liberals, 62 Conservatives,
68 New peasant parties. 12.
The supporters of M. Branting,
who in the campaign strongly, criti
cized the government, gained 14
seats. The Liberals gained five, and
the Conservatives lost 28.\
HE FARGO
s
Rotary Club Makes Plans For Festive Events-Parade
Broadway Late In Day—Hour for Departure
About 9 P. M.—Other Troops Will Visit City
Official word was received in Fargo late this afternoon from Col.
J. H. Fraine of Grafton, commander of the First regiment of North
Dakota that Company B. First N. D. infantry, will entrain over the
Great Northern about S o'clock Saturday evening.
Four companies consisting of 500 men, will reach Fargo over
the Great Northern about 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon,
Just as the parade is leaving the Great Northern station for its move
down Broadway. Another train consisting of two companies over
the Great Northern will reach Fargo about 9 or 10 o'clock that even
ing, about the hour that the Fargo company will entrain,,
Two specials will be run over the Northern Pacific and will ar
rive in Fargo Saturday evening about 9 o'clock.
Col. J. H. Fraine was not willing to communicate this Informa
tion to The Forum this afternoon but when told that the citizens
were awaiting word on the time of the special leaving Fargo with the
Fargo organization in order that they could time their farewell, he
gave the time, but prefixed it with the word "approximate'*
It is likely that virtually all busi
ness activities will be suspended
while Fargo honors its members of
Company B, 1st N. D. Inf., at a mons
ter farewell to be held between the
hours of 4 and 5:30 o'clock Satur
day afternoon, prior to the entrap
ment of the soldiers for Camp Greene,
Charlotte, N. C.
Chairmen of the committee of the'
Fargo Rotary club o*med lor the
AND DAILY REPUBLICAN
Heflin pleaded with the committee
today to turn its attention to in
vestigating how the Von Bernstorff
fund was used, rather than to his
declaration that 13 or 14 members
of the two houses had "acted sus
piciously."
Mr. Heflin insisted the committee
should develop who supplied the
money for mailing out Representa
tive Mason's anti-draft bill and Rep
resentative Britten's German-Ameri
can service resolution, and about the
anti-war activity of Senator La Fol
lette.
"I want to know how many are in
this secret compact to fight the se
lective draft in the next campaign
how many will support Britten's bill
to exempt German-American citi
zens," said he.
Mr. Heflin also declared he wanted
an investigating committee named
by the Democratic caucus and not
'by Speaker Clark."
Chairman Poe announced that an
other meeting of the committee
would be held tomorrow.
IG DEMONSTRATION FOR COMPANY
WILL PRECEDE THE DEPARTURE
THE KEN SATURDAY AFTERNOON
purpose of making arrangements for
the farewell, met this afternoon and
definitely outlined the plans.
Parade to Move at 4:00.
The great municipal parade will
form on 5th street north at I o'clock
and will move northward to the Great
Northern station, and then down
Bg»adway to Islaad park. There a
Continued on Page Two.
Cargo's Farewell to Co, Boys Fixed for Saturday Afternoon—Big Parade
B${$42,000 Fire Loss In Fargo
STUDYING NEW
y
Hurricane'Is
Sweeping Oh
South Coas
Associated Preee.)
Washington, Sept. 27.
The West India hurricanoy
sweeping across the Gulf o::
Mexico, was 150 miles
southeast of the mouth
the Mississippi river this
morning, the weather
bureau announced, and was
moving in a north-north
westerly direction. It may
strike between Pensacola
and the eastern Louisiana
coast near, New Orleans.
PROBE OFHEFLIN
CHARGES LIKELY
AS DLMAnD UPON
COMGRESSGROWS
Member Who Charged Oth
ers Would Turn At
tenton
WOULD GET AT
J1
GERMAN METHOD
to Know YHao Put
jrfSried Money for Cireur*
lating Literature
(By Associated frpi.)
Congressional investigation of the
charges of Representative Heflin in
connection with the $50,000 Von
Bernstorff "slush" fund, seemed cer
tain today after Heflin had appeared
before the house rules committee,
considering demands for action.
Democratic leaders said that if
the committee did not act by tomor
row, the situation would be taken
up on the floor of the house. Lead
8 of both parties are receiving
such insistent- demands for immedi
ate action that it seems that it can
not long be delayed.
F":^«T 3r -j i.. lit i*i 5 S»5
Lower House of Reichsrat
Reassembles This Week
Premier Tells Plan
EQUALITY iir
FRANCHISE SEEN
(By Assoctated Press.)
The premier promised to submit
to the constitutional committee
proposals for the reform of the con
stitution, aiming at equality of all
nationalities on a basis of national
autonomy, while preserving the un
ity of the state.
The premier then turned to the
foreign policy, declaring that "the
basis of this, as heretofore, is loyal
ty towards our allies", and warned
those who thought they could serve
peace by carping criticism of the
alliance between the Central pow
ers, that they merely encouraged the
enemy and thereby prolonged the
war.
(By Associatedaa2,r«B&)
CHICAGO ALIENS SIUL
w
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1917. VOLUME XXXlX NO. 267.
FOOD ISSUE GETSlT*,'fTT [CJf
FIRST ATTENTION|L*iULii)11
IN AUSTRIA WILL
SUPPORT ALLIES
Amsterdam, Sept. 27—The !©wer
house of the Reichsrat reassembled 1- _/»
Tuesday, according to Vienna dis- |vIIllt/Ss Ul
patches. The premier expounded the IgpQ rCSDOnsiblf
government's program which he said, *_
would deal in the first place with
social and economic matters, the most
urgent of which was food He an
nounced thnt steps had been taken
to convert the food department into
a ministry of food.
Alluding to the papal note, he
said:
"We believe that agreements can
be obtained, which under proper ||T1Vr'Pm}rFli,,n PDHlf
guarantees might enable srmament XlUJJl
to be gradually and simultaneously
reduced, amongst others things by
the introduction of this basis of
obligatory arbitration' for Interna
tional disputes.
"Our readiness to arise at an
agreement with our enemies with
these bases is absolutely serious- and
secure and ts Inspired by the con
sciousness of our strength. But if
our enemies are not prepared to take
the proffered hand we wil] continue
our defend,, wir tn the utmost".
PROPOSED RATES
ARE SUSPENDED
Grain Increase Not Effec
tive Until January 29,
Commission's Decision
(By Associated prees
Washington, Sept. 27. 'Proposed Ihad been under surveillance for many
general increases in rates on grain Imonths. according to the police.
from points of origin to eastern and
middle western destinations which
were to have become effective on
Oct. 1, have been suspended by the
interstate commerce commission un
til Jan. 29.
The rates proposed Increases from
Chicago and other places to New
York and other eastern points on |to police information, that he had
both domestic and export grain
Proposed increases on a somewhat
different scale, from St. l'aul to
eastern points, also were suspended.
The commission also suspended
proposed increases on grain products
including flour, from Chicago to At
antic ports and intermediate sta
tions.
RESIR1CTEB ZONES
Fifteen Thousand Still Without Per
mits, Says United 8tat«s
Msrshal.
(By Associated Press.)
Cklcago. Sept. 27.—Fifteen thou
sand Chicago aliens are still enter
ing the restricted zones here without
permits, mostly through Ignorance.
nited States Marshal Bradly said
today. Seven thousand five hundred
permits have already been issued
and about 80 aliens day mmaoried
for examination.
JIMMY" VIDAL IS
NOW IN WAR ZONE
Nam af Arrival la
Vkttee* ta Cablegram Recdiwl
by Pareats T*day.
jk If. ("Jlmmie") Vidal, son of Dr.
ri^l Mrs. W. Vidal, Fargo, former city
saiesmanager of the Fargo branch of
Ford Motor Co., is "somewhere in
France" with an American aviation
unit, according to a cablegram re
ceived by the parents this morning.
"Jimmy" enlisted in the aviation
corps in Chicago, where he conducted
an advertising agency, and took his
preliminary training at Champaign,
111.
ONE BATTERY RECRUIT.
Traverse City, Mich.,
Sept. 27.—The spillway at
Proposes That All People I* I1*5 dam of the Boardman
Shall Have Autonomy— Iriver light and power corn
Would Preserve State pany's plant'near here was
dynamited today. The
loss was estimated'at $50,
000. It is believed that en
the government
D. S. JAILS 100
GERMANS PLOTS
AGAINST PLANTS
BELIEVED BROKEN
'Federal Agents Mingled
With Men at Meetings
—Chemicals Taken
GERMANY, IS CHARGE
|Claimed That Couriers
Handled Carborundum
Through Scandinavia
New- •*»*, §f. Wmb to
wreck machinery in munitions mak
ing shops of America at the bidding
of German agents in Europe. are
believed by the police to have been
defeated through the arrest of about
100 Germans and German sym
pathizers in raids which began here
last night and continued today.
Nearly all the men arrested are
mechanics. A number are employed
in munitions plants and on navy con
tracts. In the possession of some
were found quantities of carborun
dum in pulverized form—a chemical
used to destroy delicate machinery.
|The men knew one another and had
held various meetings' at which
police and navy department agents
were present, unknown to them, and
|/.5,ovn, IU U1CIII, ail'l
The suspicion is held that the car
borundum reached here from Ger
man agents in Scandinavian coun
tries. Emphasis was placed on the
finding of some of the chemical in
le&d pencils In the possession of a
German courier in Norway months
ago. The agent admitted, according
Ibeen sending carborundum to Ger
Imans in counties at waj" with Ger
Imany.
Fargo and the entire state of North
Dakota has -its eyes centered on the
mass meeting to be held at the audi
torium this evening at 8 o'clock
which will decide the fate of Fargo
college.
For ten days the condition of the
college has been told daily to the
public. Facts and figures relative to
the college will be presented to the
citizens and their support and co
operation will be asked to make the
fund raising campaign for $100,000
a success.
No Money to be Solicited.
Those who have the meeting In
charge made the statement this aft
ernoon that no money will be solicit
ed at the meeting. Former Gov. Li.
IB. Hanna of North Dakota will pre
side
Twenty Mors Men Needed to 6ring |tMnk that the college should he kept
Unit Up to War Strength.
One new recruit was enlisted In
Battery F, Moorhead, today. The
new artillery man is Emil W. Bow
man, Moorhead. In order to bring
the battery up to full strength all
Inembers have been urged by Capt.
A. C. Rutin ess to round up the nec
essary 20 recruits.
L.ieut. Col. Gorham will arrive
i"rlday
rom Marshall and conduct the drill
evening. He will probably
remain in the city oyer Saturday to
conduct officers' scrooL
If there are those who do not
open, it is hoped that they will come
and express their opinion," said a
member of the board of -trustees. "It
is not the desire or intention to
coerce any one or "railroad' through
any measures that the majority of
those present do not favor, as this
meeting is called that a true expres
sion of the citizens of Fargo may he
had relative to the keeping of Fargo
collage open or as to the wisdom of
closing the doors
List of Speakers.
The list of speakers as officially
announced from the campaign head­
mm
I
|Dam Spillway
Blown Up By
Nation's Foe
Given No Rest.
New fighting developed today
south of the eastern extremity ot
Polygon wood, the Australians then
giving the hard pressed Germans n
rest. On the British right heav
fighting also continued for elevatiom
northwest of Zonnebeke.
The French on the Aisne front hao
German offensive movement to
deal with last night. They met
successfully, repulsing with heavy
losses the crown prince's troops, who
twice attacked French positions on
the 'hernin-des-Dames.
"British Front in France and Bel
gium. Sept. 26.—(By Assoctated Press
Delayed)—Once ignore the Bntlsh
fighting ma^hhie pushed its waV
through tin* -tm»ii trenches a'onf"
the Ypres battle front with great
success. The offensive begun in the
gray dawn of a mistv unorning. had
by noon accomplished virtually all
that had been planned for it. and
this afternoon the men of Australia,
England and Scotland were holding
positions which represented a gain
of from 1,000 to 1.300 yards over a
large part of the sector involved.
Tske Msny Points.
They had secured the whole of the
Tower Hamlets' ridge, which the
Germans had fought so bitterly to
retain they were clear of the fam1
ous Polygon wood, whose eastern
slopes had been filled with concrete
redoubts and sniping shelters they
had battled half way through Zonne
beke, village of immortal memory,
and north of the Ypres -Routers rail
way they were holding many German
strongholds in the valley of the
Hanebeck river. Hard fighting con
tinued especially south of the Poly
gon wood where the Germans were
trying to regain the ground lost, and
further counter attacks were not un
expected.
Began With Counter Attacks.
The advance on the extreme right
was not deep, but was In accord with
the plans to drive the Germans from
Tower Hamlets' ridge. The battle
Continued on Page Eight.
FARCO COLLEGE ISSUE WILL BE
DETERMINED AT MASS MEETING
TONIGHT PROBLEM IS IMPORTANT
To The Citizens ot Fargo:
"We, the students of Fargo college and the conservatory, believe
In Fargo collegjp. We know that the college has graduated men and
women who have taken high places in the world's activities, leaders
of their generations we know that at present this college offers
courses of study equal ijn quality to that of any college in the coun
try besides giving a proper religiouw atmosphere and training.
"We have come to the college this year to get the training that
only this college can give trusting that the good people of Fargo and
vlclnitv would keep the school open.
"We therefore appeal to you to do everything fn yotjr power to
keep Fargo college going not only that we may be benefited but that
the college may continue to send out into the world trained, intellec
tual and religious leaders as it has bccu doing for the past thirty
years".
quarters follows: Former Gov. L. B.
Hanna, Pres. John W. Hansel, Judge
Charles F. Amidon, Rev. R. A. Beard,
Atty. George E. Perley of Moorhead,
Atty. B. G. Tenneson and Atty. R. M.
Pollock of Fargo.
The Fargo college orchestra, under
the direction of Professor Stephens
of the Fargo Conservatory of music,
consisting of twenty-five pieces
will be present and wili give musical
selections while the people are as
sembling. Announcement was also
made this afternoon that the alumni
of Fargo college would attend in a
body.
The meeting this evening is the re
sult of the action taken by the Fargo
Commercial club this week when it
was decided unanimously to ask the
trustees of Fargo college to call a
mass meeting of Fargo citizens to
consider the situation regarding the
campaign being conducted for *100,
000. Members of the board of trus
tees were notified of the action taken
by» the members of the commercial
club and immediately sounded a call.
An "S. O. S." Call.
Dodgers bearing the legend "Shall
Fargo College Live or Die?" have
been scattered over the city. I4tera~.
ture has been sent through the mails
daily and appeals have been made to
the masses by students and members
of the facultv. The whole state and
northwest has been advised of the
financial status.
—IMM
10 PAGES
(By Associated Press.)
Yesterday's victory oi' the British in Flanders ap
pears to have been about as complete as any they have
gained in this year's operations. Today found them in
entire possession of the ground they had won on a six
mile front from Tower Hamlets to St. Julien, but press
ing the Germans hard, after repulsing numerous counter
attacks.
It had taken hard battling, nevertheless', to main
tain the gains of from half a mile to two-thirds of a mile,
which they accomplished in Wednesday's drive. The
Germans returned repeatedly to the attack yesterday
afternoon and evening, assaulting the new British lines
with large forces. They were successfully met at ail
points, however, the British war office reports today,
and the fighting died down in the evening, leaving Field
Marshal Haig's forces in possession of their gains. Ger
man losses throughout have been extremely heavy.
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AUSTRALIANS GIVING TEUTONS
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POLYGON WOOD FIGHTING ZONE
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IN SECOND DRAFT
LIST LOOKS HIGH
Ten Pet Cent of Eastern N.
D. and Northern Minne
sota^ien Take J^xamg.
Camp Dodge, Sept. 27.—It was
stated unofficially that in some coun
ties of northern Minnesota and
eastern North Dakota as hiah as 10
per cent of the second Quota of
drafted soldiers were being referred
by regimental physicians to the base
hospital specialists for further ex
amination. It is said to be possible
half of these may result in final re
jections.
The only other regiment in camp
with so high a percentage of prob
able rejections for physical infirmi
ties is the Three Hundred Forty
ninth Infantry from Illinois, also
sending 10 per cent of their second
quota men to the hospital for fur
ther recommendation and examina
tion.
Lung Troubles Numsrous.
Lung troubles and heart affections
predominate among the more serious
ailments, it is said. How these men
got past the local examining boards
Is yet a mystery to the camp »ur*
geons.
More carpenters were withdrawn
today from other work to rush the
completion of barracks to accommo
date the third increment due here
beginning Oct. 3. Con tractors were
taken off the remount station, where
accommodations for 6,000 horses
have been completed.
Captain Brooks SparkB, with two
other officers, is in charge of the
station, which ultimately will house
35,000 animals and require the serv
ice of about too men. Schools ot
horseshoeing, blacksmithing and
riding will be established.
A troop from the Thirteenth cav
alry regiment at Fort Riley has been^
ordered here to do guard duty about
the station.
Walter Hartwell has been elected
coach of the Second battalion en
gineers' football team. The team
has started practice under the man
agement of Bernard Anderson of
Richland Center.
Athletic work under a general su
pervisor is planned to start soon aft
er Oct. 1. John L. Griffith, professor
of physical education at Drake uni
versity, Des Moines, has been ap
pointed to take charge of athieUe
games in the camp.
Athletic Program Varied.
The tentative plan outlined for the
athletic work:
First—That company commanders
will appoint an athletic officer in
each company to supervise athletics
in the company.
Second—An athletic council will be
appointed, made up of a representa
tive of each company.
Third—A reoresentatitve of each
regiment will form a divisional ath
letic council which will plan the rec
reational programs for the week.
Fourth—It is recommended the
first few weeks be given up to pro
moting mass athletics and games in
the companies, l^ator football teams
will be organized, and regimental
championships be played off.
Officers' Contests Planned.
Fifth—Athletic contests for the
commissioned officers will be held on
the Hyperion club courts and linka.
Sixth—The war department and
the training camp activities commis
sion will provide athletic equipment
for each company.
Outside funds offered by athletie
equipment concerns are available
for providing baseballs, bats and
gloves for ball teams, through an ar
range rnent made In Washington.
Several of the open spaces between
barracks in camp, designed for fire
breaks, later will be utilized as ath
|Mo fields.
ASSIST IMMIGRATION.
Finley. N. D.. Sept. 27.—A meeting
of Steele county promoters will be
held here Oct. 2. for the purpose of
organizing a Steele count v branch of
the North Dakota Immigration and
Development association. Ed. Hom
er of Finley and W. D. Cheshire mt
Lu verne are the local committee fa
Icharga-
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