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Generally Fair. OF HEW All Through Recognition of Existing Units Upon General War Plan NATIONAL GUARD NUMBERS FROM TWENTY-SIX UP Militia to Proceed to Its Training Camps Under Present Or ganization Washington, D. C., Aug. 16 —The complete plan of reorganization of tho American army is disclosed in gen eral orders made 'public today pre scribing the formation of all practical units from divisions to armies. The composition of each division on the European standard is described, and provisions are made for organization of all divisional troops of battalions of 612 men to be used in any way found necessary. Designation of divisions by number begins with the regular army division now in Prance, which has already been reorganized on the basis of 19,000 and additional battalions of at tached troops. That is the first divi sion, United States army. Other regu lar divisions are numbered up to and including the 25th. This means that numbers from 1 to 25 inclusive, have been reserved for the regulars. National Guard. Nat onal guard divisions will be numbered from the 26th to the 75th inclusive. National army divisions will number from today's order and pro vides for the organization of 16 na tional army divisons, designated from the 76th to the 91st inclusive, and succeeding divisions will be numbered in order after them. All divisions provided for will be infantry divisions, composed of divi sional headquarters detachments. One machine guns battalion of four com panies two Infantry brigades, of two regiments pnd a machine gun battal ion of three companies each one field artillery brigade of three regi ment's, and "one"'trench mortar one engineer regiment, one field sig nal (battalion one headquarters trained military police one ammuni tion train one engineer train without pontoon and searchliiht sedtion one supply train, and one sanitary train of f6ur field hospitals and four ambu lance companies. Army Corp*. Bach army corps will consist of an army corps headquarters force, and three infantry divisions supplemented by necessary attached troops to be designated as army corps troops. Each army will consist of an army head quarters, three or more army corps and such additional army troops as may be advisable. The order directs that the national guard proceed to its training camp under its present organization. It will be reorganized at the camps, however, on the new basis and the excess troops formed into training battalions with a 'brigadier general in comhiand of the group of the training battalions of dach camp. mo IN JME RIOTS East St. Louis, 111., Aug. 16 —Three members of the East St. Louis police force and two other white men were arrested today on indictments re turned by the special grand Jury which investigated the recent race riots here. CROPS PROVE SURPRISE No Rain but Northwest Corner Has Good Grain at That J. H. Calderhead, secretary of the North Dakota railway commission, Is home from a vacation spent on his ranch at Cartwright. There he found his crops fair, though there has not been a vestige of rain since June. He cut all of his grain, skimming the ground in order to harvest the oats, and while the returns were not great, they were so far superior to what he expected that he is very cheerful over the result. SELL AT Chicago. Aug. 15.—Choice heavy hogs sold at $18 per cwt., an advance of $1 since last Friday. CARNIVAL ANNOUNCED. A street carnival to be given by the ladies of the Presbyterian Aid society wi}l be held Aug. 23 and 24. The car nival is to be similar to the one held a year ago, only the coming event is to be on a much larger scale. The event will be held on the Presbyterian church iblock from Second to Third streets on Third avenue, and will in clude all the popular features obtain able for a local street carnival. Situation Is Muddled Because of Labor Troubles in Illinois PRICE FIXING CONTINUES REGARDLESS OF STRIKES Chicago, Aug. 16.—'With the Illinois coal situation still critical and mud dled, representatives of the council of defense from numerous middle west ern states met here today with Jus tice Carter, director of coalfor Illi nois, who discussed plans for co-oper ation in dealing with fuel conditions. Kentucky, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri. Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minne sota are ampng the states participat ing in the conference. Besides the representatives, the coal operators, retailers, railroads and unions, each was given an opportun ity to state their cases. According to Justice Carter there was no such price fixing today, this to come only after all sides have been allowed to present their arguments, public hear ings for this purpose being scheduled for tomorrow. Justice Carter has de clared he will proceed with his at tempt at price fixing until ordered to the country by the federal authorities, it being rumored that the government may intervene to settle the differ ences that caused 20,000 state miners to strike. It is this strike that has temporarily halted all progress, and immediate adjustment of all fuel prices at the mouth of the mines. HE ROIOR OF KIM BEINS FORCED INTO UK Mexico City. ex Aug. 16.—Sub secretary of State Krnesto Perz last night sent instructions to Ambassador Bonillas to investigate reports that Mexicans were being forced into the United States army. Members of the chamber of deputies called on Presi dent Carranza to ask that action be taken. LISTING DELINQUENTS' Serial Numbers Being Assigned To Late Registrants Today Charles Leissman of the adjutant general"s office is engaged in assign ing serial numbers for the draft to registrants whose cards were received after the last date assigned for filing. THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NO. 1^3 BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA,THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1917. GEN. SCOTT MADE VISIT TO RUSSIAN TRENCHES Gen. Scott and Col. Navielskoy of the Russian army are here seen in the trenches on the Galician fronti TAKES PART III Elaborate Organization Taking In All Localities is Planned By Hoover APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE WTHln NEXT FEW WEEKS SUSPENDS SUGAR FUTURES. New York, Aug. 16.—Acting on the sugestion of food administra tor, Hoover, the New York coffee and sugar exchange announced to day it had suspended all trading in sugar futures until further no tice. By HARRY B. HUNT. Washington, D. C., Aug. 16.—Every state, county, township and municipal ity in the United States is to have an official food administration organiza tion working hand in hand with the national food administration under Herbert C. Hoover. Hoover recognizes the fight for food control as the people's light and be lieves that to get maximum results the organization must reach directly to the people, producers and consum ers alike, in every nook and corner of the country. To this end the work is to be decentralized. State boards of food administration will be estab I lished in each state. These will fur ther decentralize by organizing county I. boards and these county boards will I direct local organizations In cities, townships and villages. Through these organizations the food administration will be in direct touch at all times with food condi tions in every part of the country. It will lie in position to know of shortages, the moment they occur and to know of excess supplies tp fill these shortages. It will be able to check prices in any section against those In other sec tions and to tell at once just how much prices hartre been forced up at every step in the marketing chain. Where supplies are sliort or where prices are unwarrantably high, the I food administration, through its power to regulate distribution and Torce pref erential shipments, may move in quan tities of supplies from, points where there is a surplus, relieving the short age and bringing down price. To a large extent, especially in the handling of fruits, vegetables and oth er perishables, the whole work can he handled by state food organization. The Cincinnati markets, for in stance, might be glutted with pota toes at a time when Cleveland was short. The county reports to the state body would show this condition at once. The state organization could order the transfer, By fast freight, of a dozen cars of potatoes from Cincin- (Continued OR Page Three.) S •••«$}'- In Three Sections the French and British Wiii New Suc cess PARIS REPORTS ALL OBJECTIVES AS WON Situation in Vicinity of Aisne Re ported to Be Much Im proved Berlin, Aug. 16.—The German staff reports that the cathedral of St. Quentin was -set on fire with German shells and it has been on fire since yesterday evening. .A second great battle has burst forth, it is 8aid,ihc British infan try attacking tfcfe Herman posi tions on an 11-mile front. Russian and Rumanian forcer,, which have held the western hank of the river Serreth on the Ruma nian front, yesterday were driven across the river toy troops of Field Marshal Mackensfen. More than 3,500 prisoners were in ken, and 16 guns captured. (By-Associated Press.) In three sectors of I bo Franco-Bol gian front the French and British havo won now successes. Attacks were made by tho British near Ypres, by the French near AMiie and iDixniude in Belgium. Tho grouted won by the Rri tish in yesterday's /brilliant attack near Lens, including tho important Hill 70, was held In the face of Ger nian counter attacks, General llaig re ports. While the British were consolidat ing and defending the new territory near Lens they struck another blow about 40 miles further north on a wide front, and north Of Ypros. The offi cial report from London gives few de tails of the attack, but says progress is 'being made. The French, withjhe assistance of British troops on tffwK'f fgftl, Attacked German positions on both sides of the road between the towns of Steen straete and Dixniude, eight miles apart. Pari3 reports all objectives were gained and crossing of the Wteenbeke river forced. The French and British arc making further progress on the right bank of the river. Marked suc cess was won by llio French on the Aisne front. A strongly held system of trenchon on a front of one kilo meter south of Ailb was stormed and four German counter attacks were beaten off. The Trench also made progress in tho vicinity of llurtebise monument. The weekly French report of ship ping losses records the sinking of one steamship of more than l.fioo tons, and three of smaller sizes. The Ital ians lost six steamships and five sail ing vessels. A London newspaper says that the wounded American soldiers from the western front have arrived at a hos pital in England. Washington is with out official information regarding this report. Dispatcher from the Ameri can training camp in Prance say all the American forces were reviewed yesterday, Indicating that the entire body was still in training.' The report of the London newspaper may refer to American soldier: serving with the British armies, of whom there are several thousand. Plan .to Advertise Liberty Loan Bond Washington, Aur 16.—A detailed plan for advertising the next issue of Liberty Loan bonds in newspapers and other mediums of publicity, to cost from one to two million, and to be paid for by the government, was presented today to Secretary McAdoo by the National Advertising Advisory board, with recommendation that it be adopted. On the basis of an expenditure of $1,000,000 the following distribution of the fund was suggested: Dally, monthly and weekly papers, including those printed in foreign lan guages, $700,000 farm papers, ?l'». 000 small town dailies and week lies, $100, printing posters circulars, etc., $10,000. Other mediums which the board proposes to use include painted bulletin billboards, street cars, circularizations. house organs, and factory bulletins The plan is identical with that hith erto unpublished presented to the sec retary on the eve of the issuance of the first Liberty loan and represents the views of the organization. A delegation bended by H. S.^'Hous ton of New York, chairman, presentee! the program to Secretary McAdoo and strongly urged that, the government nay the bill of advertising space in disposing of the new issue. The space devoted to advertising the first issue cost the government nothing. SENATE RESUMES DEBATE. Washington, Aug. 14.—Senate de bate was resumed today with the leaders again hopeful of making much headway in disposing of the finance committee revision of the house meas ure. Rapid progress had been made un til yesterday, when set speeches on subjects unrelated to the pending bill caused a temporary halt. Struggle to Hold Lens Steady Tramp, Tramp. Tramp of Men Symbol of Nations Adventure 'MAKES ME FEEL PROUD" SAID THEIR COMMANDER First Time Army of United States Had Assembled in Its Entirety American Field Headquarters in France, Aug. 16.—The review yester day by Major General Siebert of all tho troops of his command in- train ing for the trenches afforded a mili tary spectacle of military significance and historic Import. It was the first time the troops of'this particular unit of the American army in France had been assembled ip Its entirety, and (be display they made was deeply im pressive. Other Reviews. There had been other reviews of American troops in foreign lands, but there seemed to 'be an entirely new meaning to the sturdy, tramp, tramp of tho men of America. One saw in them tho symbol'of their country's new adventure. "They made me feel very proud," declared Major General Siebert, echo ing tho sentiment of an enthusiastic handful of Americans, who were per mitted to sec the display. The set ting for the review was one of rare beauty. Here and there picturesque little French villages, white walls and red roofs smuggled amid the trees of matchless valleys. Occasionally these valleys were bathed in sunshine, and again they were hidden in the gray mist of rain. At one time during the review a rainstorm broke over the marching troops,, but it was only of brief duration, and there was not a falter in .any jiart of tho III ARE GROWING London, Aug. 16.—Premier Lloyd George, speaking in the house of com mons, said this time last year the wheat in this country amounted to 0,480,000 quarters and that now it is 8,500,000 quarters. (A quarter is euivalent to 4S ((pounds.) The stock of oats and barley, he declared, also was higher. Mr. Lloyd George said the acreage under cultivation showed an increase of one billion acres. If the harvest weather was good, the condition of food supplies would be very satisfac tory. The premier added there had been an increase in the sugar re serve. "The government has come to the conclusion," he said, "that with rea sonable economy there is no chance of starving England out." "The admiralty plans for dealing with submarines have been increas ingly successful," the premier said. Premier Lloyd George said that in tho first six months of this year the total losses were 484,000. while in the last six months, including pur chases. the new tonnage would be 1.424,000. The premier also said that a consid erable addition had been made in the program of naval construction. M'VEY RESIGNS PRESIDENCY OF STATE UNIVERSITY FOR III Announcement war, made from the office of the state board of regents today of the resignation of Dr. F. McVev, for eight years president of at Wilmington, O., Nov. Ht, IS69, the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, to accept the presidency of the University of Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. Dr. McVoy has had the new position under consideration for some time. President McVey came to the uni versity eight years ago from Minne sota, where he had just completed a term as state tax commissioner, prior to which ho had been professor of economics at the University of Min nesota. The state board of regents is not prepared to announce his suc cessor at the state U. Born a Bucxeye. Frank I.eRond McVey, whose rec ognition from the state of Kentucky planes him at the head of one of the oldest and best known state educa tional institutions of the west, at a Prepare To Deal With Agitators Federal Department of Jnstice to Curb I. W. W. Activities Swiftly and Surely Washington, D. C., Aug. 16.—The de partment of justice, it was stated to day, is prepared to deal swiftly and severely with activities in the north west and elsewhere of the 1. W. W., insofar as they relate to the stoppage or curtailment of industries, whose continuance is deemed essential to the prosecution of the war. Any action, it was stated, which would tend to retard either the har vesting of crops, the production of spruce, lumber, essential for the con struction of -aeroplanes *'or to curtail the production of minerals needed to carry onthe war, will be met by pros ecution on charges of conspiracy against persons regarded'as respon sible for the institution-of'the move ment. 1 JACKSON GIVEN LEAVE TO TAKE Popular Bismarck Pastor Selected As One of the 52 Association Workers at Camp Dodge MAY REMAIN AWAY FROM LOCAL CHURCH FOR YEAR Pulpit to Be Supplied by Minister Of Same Denomination Dur ing His Absence Ucv. Bruce JO. Jackson, last evening was granted a leave of absence by the First Baptist church, which he serves as pastor, in order that, he'may answer the call of the National V. M. C. A. for work in connection with the great cantonment to be established at Canvp Dodge, la. The Y.' M. A. in its war work is recruiting a work ing force iby asking various churches throughout the country to grant their pastors leave of absence for a period of not more than a year, in order that they may assist in the activities which the "Y" has .assumed for the welfare of the soldiers in the national army. Mr. Jackson was one of those so se lected, his appointment coming through A. B. Dale of Kiirgo, state secretary of the Y. M. C. A. His church has granted him a furlough and has taken steps to secure a stated supply for the pastorate during the period of J'ev. Jackson's absence. Rev. Jackson will become one of a force of 52 Y. M. C. A. men who will have charge of work among the 45,000' soldiers of Camp Dodge, It) miles from Des Moines, la. The Y. M. C'. A. has constructed eight large buildings at this camp, and each of the structures is designed to care for the interests of 5,000 to 6,00(t men. Each building will be manned by six Y. M. C. A. men—a building secretary, a religious work director, an educational director, a physical director and two assistants for general service. There will be over the whole work of the camp four Y. M. C. A. men who will have charge of promoting the general work—the camp secretary, a religious, a physical and an educational director. Mr. Jack son will serve as a religious work di rector. Mrs. Jackson and the family will remain in Bismarck. The work of the church will continue as usual. There will be si minister of the Bap tist denomination here to take up the work as soon as Mr. Jackson leaves, which probably will be about Sept. 1. salary much greater than that which he has received a: president of the University of North Dakota, was born son of Alfred Henry and Anna Holmes McVey. and is a brother of William Pitt McVey, who'became president of tiedding collegc in 1907. Dr. McVey, after graduating from Des Moines college, took his bachelor of arts rleRrne at Ohio Wesleyan, in 1S93, and his Ph. I). at Yale in 1S95. He was united in marriage with Mabel Moore Sawyer of Minneapolis, Sept. 28, 1X98. tie has served successively as an editorial writer in New York, instructor in history in the teachers' college at Columbia instructor, as sistant professor and professor of eco nomies at the University of Minne sota, and chairman of the Minnesota tax commission, from which position he came to the University of North Dakota as president in 1909. ,oo uiued ju i* Three) Last Edition' FIVE Fighting With Tenacity to Main-* tain Their Precarious Positions ENEMY'S POSITIONS SEEM IMPOSSIBLE Hill 70 Held by Entente Is Key To Entire Situation Aboua Coveted Town AMERICAN WOUNDED. London, Aug. 17.—'According to the Daily News, wounded Ameri can soldiers .from the western front have just arrived at the hospital at Bath. Canadian Headquarters In France, Aug. 16.—(By Canadian Press.) The Germans are now fighting with tenac ity to maintain their precarious hold on the central portions of Lens. Throughout the day they had been bringing up fresh troops with which to carry on counter attacks. The original German forces, which met our assaults,' were pretty well accounted for. It consisted of two battalions of the 165th regiment, two of the iJGtli, two of the 156th and one* of the 29yrd regiment. German regiments, consisting of three battalions each, and after the battalions of the three first mentioned regiments holding tho trenches had been put out of action,, the reserve battalions were moved up hurriedly. At 9 o'clock, while headed for Hill 70 two of these battalions Were caught under our artillery lire and dispersed. Fourth Guard. The enemy leaders nfext called Qn the fourth guard divisions, which had been held for such emergency as that which confronted the defenders «f Lens. The guards proceeded towards Bois lliugo with the evident intention of retaking Hill 70, They, too,--were caught under ourartiJjLejx!. apd. ma chine gun barrage, and so roughly handled that two attempts had to. je abandoned. Hill 70 was not even se riously menaced during the remain der of the day. A short way to the north, between St. Laurent and Lens, the enemy re covered a portion of the line of re serve trenches, a position whidh les sened for a moment the. pressure from the north. Artillery and machine gun experts have just explained that the enemy's position is an impossible one, and if lie caniiot drive us off 'Hill 70 he will have to get out of Lens. Forces of the entente allies at day break today began another drive against the troops of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, along a wide front, from a point opposite Polygon wood, east of Ypres, to the left of the French positions on the north ward. In the first onslaught the right flank of the French surged across the Stebenbeke river, and at the same time the left wing pushed forward cor respondingly. WORK ON JAMESTOWN LIBRARY MAY BEGIN LA1E THIS YEAR Executive Committee Goes Over Plans Again and May Have Found Way Out Jamestown, N. D., Aug. 16.—Con ctruction of the new public library may be started late this year should present plans of the library boarA, which met in a short executive ses sion, materialize. At the meeting -it was decided to heed the plea of con tractors that they be given an addi tional 10 days in which to check over details of the plans and specifications for the proposed building and attempt to have prices on some materials need ed reduced to the minimum. It is also possible that some reductions may be made in the present plans and the library built on a less extensiva and less elaborate scale. At the present time the board an nounces that there is a- deficit of ap proximately $6,000 in available funds to contract for the work. It Is thought that by waiting for one year to start work on the library this defi cit could he made up, thus giving them a clean slate on which to start active work of construction. London, Aug. IB.—A dfep*atch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Melbourne says that" Mrs' Eme line Pankhurst, suffragist, while at tempting to make a speeclf~at Ade laide, fought the pblice and was ar rested. Assemblages in parliament precinct are prohibited. Si'