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IS*!. ("i'" v«, £*. tV 14 li. il •V, I I I ti .$ 4 a-. It M'-v¥ 4* *S«& 4 The Weather Colder. OF ITS CUD Waiting Automobiles Spirited Members to Their Homes 'for Re-Unions CITY FESTOONED IN FLAGS AND BUNTING Hundreds Packed Streets Near Northern Pacific Park as Special Arrived $60,000 FOR REGIMENT. Under suspension of rules the house this afternoon passed Rep. Edward E. Cole's bill calling for an appropriation of 160,000 to compensate the members of the First infantry North Dakota na tional guard for their services on the border. The bill was passed by the house by a vote of 105 ayes, 4 nayes and 4 not voting. The emergency provision also car ried. Bismarck gave the members of Company A a rousing welcome late this afternoon. With fine public spir it, the business houses antPdwellings decorated for the occasion and the city presented a gala appearance as the special pulled into the Northern Pacific station bearing the Bismarck, Mandan and Dickinson companies. Delivery vehicles and automobiles also were gayly festooned with the national colors. Great Ovation for "Boys." Hundreds that packed the Northern Pacific station and the streets leading to the park rushed a charge of greet ings on the detraining troopers which almost swept them back to the coach es. There were cheers and prolonged greetings. Business in the stores was halted. It was a greater demon stration than that which characteriz ed the departure of the troops of the state from Fort Lincoln just six months ago. Among the first to alight was G. N. Keniston, secretary of the Bismarck Commercial club, who left Bismarck last night and met the returning mem bers of the company at Valley City this morning. Officers and privates followed,, Jnrthfr ?rowd jw&re Captain Welch, First- Lieutenant Fred Gra ham, econd Ljeutenant Ward Preston, Sergeant Uliu$p. Mess Sergeant Ly man Baker, jggrporal George Rasche, Bugler Camqtyjjn and iSergeant Major Ben Cloud. company originally consisted of jfjfc'jnen. "Boys"i3ken to Homes. Waiting pgiomoibeis—and there seemed to lj$r hundreds—took the members of the company to thsir homes and re-unions were held. No program of entertainment had been mapped out by Secretary Keniston for the afternoon. "They will all be only too glad to get to. their homes and eat a good meal and to have a good long talk with the home folk," said the secre tary. Sunday afternoon, however, the patriotic program w,ill be held in the Auditorium. Addrestftes will be given by Governor J. Frazier, Secretary Keniston, several officers of the com pany and others. Special music will be provided. The program will last an hour. But One Idol in Bismarck,, ,l7. There Ij but one idol in the ctyy, to day. He is the boy who wears the khaki uniform. In honor, -qt these men a banquet will be served at the Grand Pacific hotel commencing at 8:3-0 o'clock this evening. The charge per plate is one dollar. Following the banquet, at which state officials business and professional, as well as members of patriotic organizations tv-ill attend, will, be the.-.grand ball in Patterson Halk Ibiiwps: announced this afternoon athartifchiBnevient is free to the public add' it is not necessary to purchase a banquet ticket in order to attend the ball. The dining room of the Grand Pa cific hotel, where the banquet for the soldier boys will be spread, is draped from pillar to pillar with national col ors and from the windows and walls floats the national emblem. Stretched across the windows facing the en trance is a large sign with the word "welcome." Everything about the dining room is suggestive of the fes tivities awaiting guardsmen. Arrived at Jamestown. Members of Companies A, and of Bismarck, Mandan and Dickinson, reached Jamestown shortly after 12:30- o'clock this noon, were met at the train by the band and a big din ner followed at Company armory, one of the largest !n the state. It was shortly after 1 o'clock that the special left that city for Bismarck. Crowds greeted the returning mem bers of the companies at all points along the line where stops were nec essary. Despite the early hour of the morning, Valley City sent a throng to the Northern Pacific station. With practically the whole town at the station to greet Company F, the boys of '16 representing Mandan on the border, Mandan gave a royal re ception late today. The city band, headed a procession to the armory at which mebmers of the different fra ternal and patriotic organizations of the city had gathered. mediate families were guests. The senate and house this after noon adopted concurrent resolution introduced by Senator Rowe that the fifteenth legislative assembly join with the city of Bismarck in a recep tion for the North Dakota troops re turning this afternoon. A 7^ MARY BOYLE. Fargo, N. D., Feb. 15.—When the North Dakota guardsmen returned to their home state this morning, 750 strong, there were more than 350 men less in the regiment than when they left for the border six months ago. Many remained at the border, where they enlisted in the regular service, or obtained employment others are seeking employment in the twin cities, where they were mustered out yesterday. Came in on Two Specials. The guardsmen entered the state here on two specials this morning, one over the Northern Pacific, arriv ing at 4:30 o'clock the other over the Great Northern, arriving at 8 o'clock. Thousands of citizens greeted the soldiers, when they detrained and marched to the city auditorium and where the city entertained them at breakfast. The town was out to head a proces sion from the depots to the armory. Left at 9:45 o'Clock. How Death Zone Blockade Was Run by Last Boat to. Reach American Shores Life Belts Are Laid Beside Each Berth and Staterooms Are Hook ed Open as Vessel Slips Into Danger Zone Elderly Woman Led Passengers in Singing Battle Hymn of the Republic, the Creed of Americans Facing Death. Except Companies of Fargo and I (Mary Boyle O'Reilly of the staff of The Tribune has jist ar. rived in the United tates on the last boat home, the New York, the only American liner to start from England after the new German U-boat campaign went into efTect. Miss O'Reilly was in London as correspondent for The Tribune. The assignment to make the trip through the war zone marked off by the Germans and write the story of running the blockade was cabled to Miss O'Reilly and she bravely accepted the risk. Here it her story.—Editor.) 0'RE.ILLY FlO GREETS STATE TROOPS Guardsmen Entered North Dakota on Two Special Trains Ear- BAND HEADS PARADE TO CITY AUDITORIUM (Associated Press) of Wahpeton. and the medical corps and band of Lisbon, all of the troops haa departed on special trains about 9:45 o'clock. The Wahpeton and Lisbon units went home on special cars at tached 'to regular trains. (Associated Press.) Jamestown, N. D., Feb. 15.—Com- panies A, F, and arrived here to- day at 12:58 o'clock, on^a special Northern Pacific train. They were met at the station by a band, a drum lorps, and, it is estimated, more than 4,'000 residents of the city. The four companies, led by a huge parade, marched to the armory, where they were served a hot dinner by the women's auxiliary of Company H, as sisted financially tiy the Commercial club. Companies A, and left for their homes at Bismarck, Mandan and Dickinson, respectively, at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon. A banquet was given to Company IH and Spanish and Civil war veterans. At 8 o'clock a public reception takes place and at 9 o'clock a dance will be given. LAW FAVORED BY COHITTEE (Associated- Press) Washington, Feb. 15.—The Webb resolution proposing a national pro hibition constitutional' amendment was reported to the house today with a majority committee report in its The Commer-1 favor and a minority report opposing cial club will serve a banquet at 6:30 it. Democratic Leader Kitchin pre o'clock. Members of the G. A. R. and dieted it would pass, but probably the Spanish war camps and their im- would not be acted on in the senate before adjournment of .congress Marcn 4. The senate today adopted a drastic amendment to the Post bill making it a crime for persons in dry states to order, purchase or cause to be trans ported any intoxicating liquors Into such states. ..J,'.-. T'WW1 1*W 'v By MARY BOYLE O'REILLY. New ¥ork, Feb. 15.—With the Stars and Stripes at the taffrail, but no barber pole stripes on the sides or checkerboard flags on the mastheads, I have just passed through the sub marine zone of frightfulness on the American liner New York, the last ship for home. A vast landing shed held by sol diers one table at which Britishers sit to be questioned, another at which Yankees stand for the same ordeal. A final interrogation, a grudging, stamping of departure cards, a swift passage along the last gauntlet, and Passengers are carefully cabined near the gangway stairs and life belts are laid open beside every berth. I take iny orders for the trip from a calm-eyed stewardess from the lost Titanic. Sleep Fully Dressed. "Madam will dress warmly with fur coat fcnd sea rugs laid ready," she tells me. There is a handbag for money and jewels, the stateroom will be hooked open and you will have one night's sleep fully dressed lying upon the couch," she added. Obviously the orders come from the captain on the bridge—the compre hensive non-committal rule of the sea. There is no mention of raiders or submarines. Gray, murky and fogbound sea shrouding the graves of the Arabic and the Lusitania. Gaudily painted ships shrieking their nationality from waterline to topmast. The Philadel phia limping into port "with a smash ed screw. Two slim, black, torpedo boat destroyers sneaking to sea ihjaugh- tb^ depQiuag glpom.- T*iat is, the picture the harbor presents. Then a zone of broken water, a course inside the fastnet to avoid guardian rin: defatigable, fishers and fighters 'too Here, if anywhere, pirate submar ines lie waiting. If we get through, other American ships can follow in safety. ,... Tie on Life Belts. Women glance at each other in sil ence, men's faces grow grim children are tied into life belts. No one mentions either the Ger mans or the English. War-weary and war-protesting, we are Americans go ing home. Then, of a sudden, the ship's long, lean hull lunges through hills of wat er. The blockade breaker is convoyed through the first danger zone by the God of storms. A wild night. On deck, the tireless tramp of a double watch, through the dark, from the sea-swept bow, the lookout's "All's well," lonely as a cur few's call. From the silent chamber where whispering wireless drips the world's news, a messenger speds to the cap tain. He rises, tired-eyed, but confi dent. "Fellow citizens, the United States se vered diplomatic relations with Germany The flag under which we sailed is no longer a protection. An elderly lady slips to the piano. Her cameo face, flushing faintly, she begins to sing. Not Columbia, nor My ca rr""~" country, but that nobler clarion jj( the Battle Hymn of the Repub- He. "As He died to make men Holy, let us die to make men free." It is the creed of Americans facing fate on the last boat home. The ship heads into a new course, southwest for Hatteras, along a lane (Continued on Pan* Two) The New York, the last boat home, on which Mazy Boyle O' Reilly of the Tribune staff sailed through the war sone. Vi '"WSSFF s:1$# t^£* THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NO. UNITED PRIMS BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 1917. ASSOCIATED PRESS BRITISH KEEP II Seek to Break Morale of German Troops by Constant Bom bardment CANADIANS LEAD NOVEL TRENCH RAIDS Succeed in Capturing Many Pris oners and Wrecking Miles of Fortifications (AssoStated Press) (From a staff correspondent of the Associated Press.) With the British arinies in Fiance, via London, Feb. 16.—'The past 30 hours have witnessed three of the British raids which a,re carried out daily and nightly with the object, of making life unbearably to the Ger mans In the French lirie of trenches. I with 200 other American citizens tWq of the raids were conducted by are "safe" on the last boat home No parting cheer to the towering ship, no final greeting to the empty dock, as the first blockade ninner slipped into the stream. Such are my last impressions of Liverpool. Canadians, who really invented the practice of trench raiding, which has now spread throughout tho British army. These raids, added to the steady progress by the British on both sides of the Ancre, are evidence that the coldest weather of the war on this front has not stopped the constant worrying pressure which tho British seek to exert on the Germans. Keep up Defensive. Old soldiers say that there is noth ing quite so valuable as these minor operations for keeping the troops in fighting trim, while nothing is so de pressing and injurious to morale as the defensive conduct which the Ger mans have endured all winter, op posite the British lines. In this respect, the British are very unlike the French in their methods of winter wq,r. General .Main's policy has been one bfrurtceaslng bombard ment punctuated by daily raid$ and mihor attacks', tsictics which have brought in a constant stream of pris oners and inflicted a heavy toll of cas ualties on the Germans. The French, on the other hand, prefer lying quiet in their trenches for long periods and then attacking suddenly on a wide front in ?. sharp, fierce 'ombat. The •BittiBli'have' rrofifie same ap preciation of the drastic as the French, but believe implicitly in the efficiency of the steady grinding vast mine fields, a glimpse of the1 down process which they are carry trawler^ patrols—in P* ing out. Plioredt|d unsung, Capture' 47 Prisoners. in their biggest rard. the Canadians captured 47 prisoners of the 11th Ba varians, who only came into the line yesterday. The Canadians remained in tiie German trenches for more than an hour, and left them completely wrecked. Their most important work, probably, was the blowing in of four mine shafts by which they sealed in living tombs scores of Germans who were tunneling toward the British line. The Germans tried to cut off the Canadians with a double barrage fire, and then attacked, but they only succeeded in inflicting a few casual ties. MINN. UPPER HOUSE PASSES BONE-DRY LAW (United Press) St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 15.—The senate late this afternoon passed the bone-dry bill by a vote of 49 to 16. The house had already passed the measure. WSIEDHX BILL PASSES Ml! HOUSE Representative Bowman's Bill 12'}, Dr. (Ladd's pure medicine bill, thrice defeated, was recalled this afternoon and, after being slightly amended, was placed on its final passage. i--j. ,o.| A. OWNER or 'LAW' TO FILE PROTEST AT Mil Declares Vessel Torpedoed Car ried No Contraband of War Sailed Before Break CREW WITH ONE EXCEPTION AMERICAN Craft Not Even Equipped With Wireless and Was Entitled to Protection ASKS FOR GUNS. Washington, Feb. 15.—-Repre sentative Gardner today called up on the government to furnish armament for all merchantmen. He declared that if they were not given to merchantmen, the navy department should furnish con voys. He denounced William Jen nings Bryan for conducting an ap peal for peace. (Associated Press.) 'New York, Fob. 15.—Goorgo F. (jreene, president of the 'Maritime Transportation company, announced today that he intended to 11 le a pro test with the state department over the destruction of the schooner, iLy* man Law, as soon as ho receives full information. "Captain McDonough is a 'down easter,' an American of three genera tions, a sailor out of New England ports for more than 20 years," said •Mr. Greene. "His men, with one ex ception, are of the staunch iNew Eng land stock. Their ancestors fought in the revolution. Now if they are not entitled to protection, who is? "Moreover, the schooner carried no contraband. She was not equipped with wireless and sailed before the severance ,of relations. She was, no doubt, in the Mediterranean wljen the diplomatic relations betwe^, the United States and Germany were sev ered. She no doubt was in the Med iterranean when the German .note was published.'' (Associated Press) Cagliari, Sardinia. Feb. 1!3.—Cap tain McDonough, master of the Amer ican schooner Lyman M. Latv, which was sunk by an Austrian submarine, will leave here tomorrow for Rome to testify before the American consular authorities with regard to the sink ing of his ship. United States Consul Treadwell at Rome summoned Cap tain McDonough to the Italian capi tal today through the British consul here. The British consul has taken affi davits from Captain McDonough and the crew of the Law, in which they say the vessel gave no indication of her nationality. They say tliey were scarcely given time to save them selves before the vessel was' tor pedoed and set on fire. FLYING AMERICAN FLAG. (Associated Press) Rome, Feb. 15—All of the Rome papers ask if the sinking of the Amer ican steamer Lyman M. Law consti tutes an overt act as mentioned by President Wilson in his statement to the senate. While the British consul at Cagliari telegraphed United States Consul Treadwell here that the Ly man M. Law was an ex-American ship, the Giornale D'ltalia says that the schooner was regularly register ed in the American merchant marine, and was flying the American flag when she was sunk. ^i^T,'vwv-TK' ZONE (United Press.) New York, Feb. 15.—The French line steamer, Rochambeau, which '.eft here on February 4, with 100 passen gers, 21 of them Americans, has pass ed safely through the submarine zone and arrived at Bordeaux. She got there at 11:00 p. m. Tuesday, accord ing to advices received by the French line today. First Victim Is Removed .(United Press.) Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 15.—The body of an unidentified woman, tbe first victim found in the Kenwood fire here 'Monday, was taken from the ruins today. There were no marks by which she could be identified. Six others in the hotel at the time of the Are are believed to be in the Ice encased debris. Fw&gqFg vViit.. HEADS DESTROYERS IN ATLANTIC fozFAR ATM. A-GLZAYes Rear Admiral Gleaves is con mander of the United States de stroyer squadron in the Atlantic. His discovery of the greatest depth of the North Atlantic, when in command of the destroyer Dol phin, won him the cross and di'. ploma of the Legion of Honor from France. He has been in the navy since 1881. FOR PEACE MOVE SAYS JOURNALIST [Request for Conference Construed as Attempt to Delay Action by United States By KARL W. ACKERMAN. (United Press Staff Correspondent, with Ambassador Gerard's party. Copyrighted 1917.) Paris. Feb. in.—Warnings against the dual menace of German subma rine activities in American waters and against peace propaganda which may mean in reality a play for time, are being given by American ollioirils. In U'erlin, German attempts to nego tiate the issue of her unlimited sub marine war order, through the Swiss minister, while Ambassador Gerard was stiil in 'Berlin, was regarded as suspicious. The maneuver having failed, it was no surprise to learn by officials that America had repudiated the suggestions of the Swiss minis ter. To Gain Time. It is regarded as a movement to gain time, while the German peace movement could get into action. While this time was being gained Germany counts on trying her subma rine warfare for a few weeks. If it proves successful, she will be able to state to President Wilson, "We will stop if you make peace." Dispatches Colored. Privately officials desire to warn America that Berlin dispatches are colored by the official press bureau at Berlin. Correspondents who com plained about the censorship are now gone, but those who did not complain, with the exception of the correspond ent of the 'New York World, are still in Germany. "During the past few months, can say that Germany repeatedly held up United Press and Associated Press dispatches." the World correspondent said "Then, Germany, via her Over seas News agency, sent her dispatch es, counteracting the text of the Am erican correspondents' dispatches." In an interview with a prominent German official, he said the follow ing: Held in Berlin. "I can say positively that Ambassa dor Gerard was held in Berlin from Monday until Saturday, despite his wishes. The German officials said it was due to the time consumed in fill ing out his passports." Weeks ago. complaints were made that the Ger mans were searching the wives of the consuls at the border. At Warbunda alone, the wives of three American officials were stripped and hathed and then examined, it being suspected that they were carrying documents with them. In all previous instances where women were searched it was done by women attaches, and it was assumed that the wives of three Am erican officials were also examined by Women." .,4 BEGIN MK COOT DEFENSES (United Press.) Washington, Feb. 15.—Wiork of pre paring defenses at the entrance of Chesapeake bay against submarine at tacks was begun today, when coast artillerymen started fortifying fish erman's island. Platforms for six inch guns will he ready within tett days, it is said. The guns will have a range of from five to ten miles. '. 1 rtft .\' 5 »*c* itjUijAWi4 5' Home Edition nvs WHITLOCK WHY BE ASKED TO LI Germany's Action in Belgium Straining Relations Between Nations to Breaking Point REQUESTED THAT FLAG BE TAKEN FROM EMBA88Y Sinking- of Steamer Law Without Adequate Warning Serves to Complicate Situation VERIFIES REPORT. (Associated Press) Washington, Feb. 15.—Ambae* sador Gerard reported officially today that Germany tried to fore* him to have the treaty of 1788 rat led, under penalty of holding American correspondents as hoe* tages. His report also contained information regarding Brand Whitlock's being forced to lower the flag on the American consul* ate, but officials refused to stat* whether it was so or not. (United Press) Washington, Feb. 15.—Near trouble with Germany and the Teuton alliea was stretched almost to the breaking point today when this government re ceived information of an anonymous report carried in Berlin dispatches that Brand Whitlock had been asked to leave the legation in Brussels. This brought the German and United States crisis nearer to hostilities than anything since the break. It is considered one of the rapidly accumulating infringements on the rights and privileges of Americans. While it was said they would awgit further steps and moves, it was open ly admitted such action as that taken in the Brand Whitlock case plainly shows the intention and spirit of America. This is made more grave In view of the information that 1Mb has been refused communication wltj| his home government. 1 Demand on Germany. While officials would not discuss the case, it is hinted that when more (acts fire at hand the United States will mttfce a defatina 5en»*»y through the Swiss minister to explain without delay. Coming on the heel* of the sinking of an American vessel in violation of all international law, the doubt that hostilities might ndt be avoided, increased. The maiMW' in which the news of the Germatt 6r der to the United States consul, Whit lock, to lower his flag from the x®n* sulate reached this government sev eral days ago, but was not given out. It probably came from Ambassador Gerard, in view of the fact that Karl W. Ackerman. United Press stair cor respondent, cabled the information from Berne yesterday. The department's advices made no mention of American relief workers being held prisoners and officials shared the view of Herbert C. Hoover, chairman of the American commis sion that it was improbable. As to the flag incident, it seemed to be regarded by officials as more sentimental than actually serious, al though it did arouse some feeling. State department officials took the view that the German military au thorities were acting strictly within their rights. The American minister is accredited to the Belgian govern ment, the seat of which is at 'Havre. Mr. Whitlock remained at 'Brussels by permission to maintain relief work. First Message. The first message to reach the state department from American officials In Turkey or Bulgaria since the break in relations with Germany was re ceived today from Ambassador Elkus at Constantinople, who inquired about the difficulties in communication with his government. It bore the date of February 7, and apparently was de layed five days longer than is usually the case with dispatches from the Turkish capital. Officials are invest!* gating the cause of the delay. FARM LI STOCK IS ,, •%W- ,,.AWW if .y .11 jjjJ a ni •.•a*' VERY POPtHAR (Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 15.—Public sub* scription to the stock of the 12 feder al farm loan banks took up only 000 shares of a value of $130,000, and the government will, supply the re maining 88,870,000 The farm loan board in announcing the figure today made it clear that public subscriptions had not been thought desirable, in view of the fact that the stock is redeemable at par, and that within a year or so, at moat, the banks would buy back the stoek from its original holders. Complete returns of the stock sub scription have not heen received fltHi four of the 12 districts. Returns tab ulated thus far show that the great est amount, about 9,000 shares. subscribed for the Omaht bank. V/ 'if Other detailed reports are betas ub AMERICAN SAVED." Washington. Feb. 15.—The framing ship Framsdale was sank the crew, of which there American, saved, Amhawaadt notified tbe state departmet 1 v'