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ii ir- II 3ilr I: s.\ [i Ii SHIPS SEIZURES, LANSIWSREPLY 4.merican Note Demosnstrates That Germany's Threats Were Cause l^EQAtilTY UNQUESTIONED Instead of Injustice, American Control is Really Help to Dutch' Washington, l. C., April 12.—Am erica's reply to the recent stateineul Of the Netherlands government bit*oi ly protesting against and denouncing the action of the United States in tak ing over Dutch Bhips in its ports, wa. made public tonight in the form of memorandum by Secretary lansint a copy of which has been sent to tin Netherlands legation. Pointing oui that the Netherlands government it gplf does not question the legality ol the act Mr. Lansing devotes hunseli tp a demonstration That it was an a pf necessity resulting from (lermany': menacing attitude which prevented Holland from fulfilling her engage ments, and that instead of an injus tjce the step results in real benefit jp the Dutch ship owners and people The N,ote The Netherlands government have issued a statement relative to the rec ent action of the government of th United States in putting into its ser vice for the period of the present wai emergency certain privately owned vessels of Netherlands registry lying within the territorial Jurisdiction oi the United'States. While this actior. ia referred to as being indefensible from the standpoint of international law, the statement of the Nether Isnds government does not argue the question of legality. Nor is this gov ernment disposed to do so. '"iphe practice of nations and the opinions of purists on the right of belligerent to utilize all vessefs which come voluntarily and unconditionally within Its. jurisdiction are sufficiently well known to render citation of pre cedent and of authority unnecessary Bilt, as the Netherlands government themselves suggest, our action 11111s. toe subjected to a finer test than that of mere legality. It matters very littl. that our acts be legal, if as alleged, violates traditional friendship and i: inconsistent with ideals of right and Justice. American Supplies Low. 'ThQ, Netherlands government first declares that the very presence ot Diitch ships in our ports resulted from oUr detention of them with an un friendly hand. While our right to re fuse bunkers and cargo licenses is conceded, friendship, it is said should have led to the granting of special privileges in favor of the subjects of a friendly state. Our own supply of bunker coal at seaboard has been in: adequate for our pressing national needs. The cargoes which were de manded were largely of grain, of -which our owiiu reserves are all too low. The bunkers, if granted, would have served to carry this grain to the Netherlands where, as events have demonstrated, it was not then needed and wliere it would only have served to release equivalent foodstuffs for the enemy. Such action upon oui part, whatever its intention, would in fact have been an act beneficial to the en emy and having no relation to our friendship to the Netherlands. British Ships Idle "The owners of Dutch ships were, however, unwilling that British ships should perform any other services than those which it was clearly impos This would ibe effected by giving re presentation to commerce, industry and labor, county councils, churches, learned institutions and peerage. Sir Horace remarks that in consti tuting the house of commons the na tionalists offered to guarantee forty percent of its membership tb the un ionists. He adds that is was agreed that in the south ot' Ireland adequate representation for unionists could only be secured by nomination, but "as ulster's representatives had in formed the convention that those for whom they spoke could not accept the principle of nomination, provision was made in the scheme for extra re presentation of ulster by direct elec tion." SUNDAY DINNER Sunday dinner, tt to 8 o'clock, Grand Pacific hotel. Price 75 cents. O'Con nor's orchestra. Stalk, aid Cupid Caring PVtorg llMfftltMr HOM vol Bm Ltol* \t§r ar® iii im |ip ^0 veH" »ted as cunning, plotter *o I'waM the cominf jf the little aunbeau fladden the bearta and brirhtea the honjea of tfiMC ot bappf families. There a mort raoarkable pnpantlon, know^ af jtothfr'iL Friend) wbldk tea been fore sr-se pplicaUoa for the ab. If dailr use through atnua and tension muscles, are made, elastic m, tb*$ when habf comes tbey .*•*? .*nd..the paia and danger hatarally Ie«, are not, torn and •ftt Waal wrenchiii£ ttrain. mm1-y. 'v' -4-T.---i.r-. 1'. .»• WING SETS THE MARK FOR ALL, BURLEIGH FOLK Little Town, Hard Hit, Treb les Quota Before Liberty Loan Drive Starts Wing, a very small community in the newer northern part of Burleigh county, where the farm ers as a, rule are not long estab lished, and where two years' poor crops have practically depleted their resources, was assigned a comparatively small, allotment of Liberty bonds, and doubt was ex pressed as to whether Wing, in its condition, could meet even this quota. The cards reached Wing o.n Thursday morning. Thursday eve ning County Chairman H. P. God dard called his Wing chairman on another matter. "We'll need more cards," said the Wing Liberty Loan man. "How's that," replied Goddard—"the campaign isn't to begin until Monday morning." "Can't help that," was the Wing chieftain's retort, "the folks began piling in this morning as soon as they found we had th& application cards and insisted upon our tak ing their subscriptions. We've' already sold $3,500 worth, of bonds (more tha,n 100 per cent in excess of their quota), and by tomorrow night we'll have six to seven thousand on our books." Wing has set the p?ce for all of Burleigh county. No section in Burleigh has suffered 3s Wing has during the last two years. If Wing can double its quota and then redouble it, there can be no doubt' as to the success of the Third Liberty Loan in the county as a whole. In Bismarck, al though the campaign doesn't be gin until Monday, local banks re ported voluntary purchases of $15,000 worth of bonds Friday. FORTY MORE MAY BOY AND GIRL BE ARRESTED II NCHING PROBE Witnesses at Hearing Implicate Others Besides Five Al ready Taken REIGEL IS NOT IMMUNE Collinsville, 111., April 12.— In addi tion to the five men already charged with murder the names of at leas! forty other persons will be presented to the grand jury at Edwardsville next week for investigation into their al leged complicity in the mob hanging of Robert P. 1'rager, German enemy alien, here last Friday morning. Ac cpcding to persons present at the in quest testimony implicated, that num ber of persons wa^ given at the hear ing and it is expected that indictments will be asked for them, charging sonit with murder and others with conspir acy and rioting. An attache of the attorney general': office decided today that Riegel' who is said to have confessed that he wa. the leader of the mob, will not he ex tended any immunity because of his admission. So fur as can be learned today none of the evidence introduced identififl the man who actually tied the ropt around Prager's neck. Several per sons are said to have been identilieil as among those who pulled the rope. W. E. Trautmann, first assistant at torney general, in a statement to news paper men today, declared that the testimony indicated that the mob never originally intended to lynch Pra ger and that the decision to do so was not made until tliey reached the place where it occurred. It did show, hf said, that they intended to tar and feather him, but such materials not being at hand, a rope was substituted with tragic results. MOTT LABOR BUREAU TO SUPPLY FARMERS Mott, V. D., April 15.—Mott is of fering $50 a month for farm hands, and a branch office of the federal em ployment bureau of Fargo has been established hpre under the direction of F. G. Orr, county agent. Mr. Orr is supplying farmers in need of help with blank applications, and through the Fargo office he hopes to supply all of the needs of Hettinger county. Cb AI I a. .i cji A 1 i) AND OTHERS BRING SUIT City Made Defendant in Action to Compel Calling Re call Election WtiLL KNOWN PLAINTIFFS Wesley R. Carlcy, Dave Swett, Wil liam S. Casselman. Eric Sundquist, Valentine Wl. Kellar, Shed. F. Lam bert, William McCrorie, I sham Hall and Clinton Swett are petitioners in an action brought in the Burleigh county district court Friday afternoon .against Arthur W. Lucas, president of the city commission, Carroll N. Kirk, Chris Bertsch, Jr., Robert Louis Best and Harry K. Thompson, commission era, and Cecil L.. Burton, city auditor, The court is asked to review and annul the proceedings of the city com mission and to order the city auditor to "make a certificate in accordance with the la,w and the facts." It is further prayed that the "city com.mis- Child Falls From Trestle Sister Attempts at Rescue Ends in Deaths. I-.ewiston. Mont., April 12.—Luverne Davidson, the 17 year old daughter of Mrs. Parsons, of Spokane, Wash., and her 4 year old brother, were suffocat ed near Judith Gap this morning. The appealing from the judgment of the Umn to fjive it to tl»£ kaiser. city commission in refusing to call the The Show Starts at 9. recall election recently petitioned for.] The big show in Bismarck starts at Thje city commission accepted Auditor 9 sharp with^a^gatftering oi all the dis Burton's findings that the number of signatures on the recall petition were insufficient. sign be ordered to order said election, delights. There will be no banquets as called for by said petition and fix a proper date therefor." The writ of review issued from the offices of the Lurleigh county district court, calls upon the city commis sioners and the city auditor to appear at 10 a. m., April 22, and to certify, and return to the court 011 that hour and day all proceedings relating to the recall. SUFFOCATE IN DEEPMUD HOLE children were on their way here from Steele, chairman J. R. Waters, Tom Spokane to join their mother who is visiting her brother, President H. L. Bills of the I.ewiston State Bank, and got off at Judith Cap, presumably to visit relative, intending to come on to Lcwiston on a later train. Circum stances indicate that in crossing a trestle, the boy fell into a deep mud hole below. The sister evidently jump ed into rescue him. Their bodies were ound some hours later, by a men? chance Mr. Bills happened to be in fudith (Jap at the time and he brought he bodies here. The girl graduated from a Spokane high school recently. sijnday dTnneR Sunday dinner, (i to o'clock, Grand uacific hoiel Price 7". cents. O'Con nor's orchestra. Ruddy Cheeks—5 —Most Women Can Says Dr. Edwards, a Well-Known Ohio Physician Dr. F. M. Edwards for 17 years treated scores of women for liver and bowel ailments. During these years he save to his patients a prescription made of a few well-known vegetable ingredients mixed with olive oil, naming them Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablet* You will know tbem by their olive color. These tablets are wonderworkers on the liver and bowels* which cause a norma} action, carrying off the waste and poison ous matter in one's system. If you have a pale face, sallow look, dull eyes, pimples, coated tongue, headaches, a listless, no-good feeling, all out of sorts* inactive bowels, you take one of Dc. Edwards' Olive Tablets nightly for a time and note the pleasing results. Thousands of women as well as men take Dr. Edwards'Olive Tablets—the suc cessful substitute for calomel—now and then just to keep in the pink of condition. lOd and 25c per box. All druggists. Let?s get right down, to brass tacks. There ia no need for a lot of fuss an we. somehow feel our communication should be along: the line* of "Old Timers." fl Pbooe 17 C. A. Finch Lumber Co., ill Bi^lilAROK EVESISC TftlhCKE imjjyiioop n: REQUEST OF Tlife LIBERTY. LOAN COMMIT TEES OF BISMARCK AND BURLEIGH COUNTY ALL THE BELLS AND WHIS TLES IN BJSMAJtCK, WILL ANNOUNCE THE FORMAL OPENING OF THE DRIVE IFOR *THE THIRD LIBERTY LOAN AT 9 O'CLOCK MONDAY MORNING BY A PRO LONGED AND VIGOROUS RINGING AND TOOTING. Everything Set for Liberty Loan Drive to Begin Monday (Continuetl. From Pago One.) It knpwa we must pay, and. it would rather loan^ its money to Uncle Sain trict committees at the Commercial dull. Every committeeman will be expected to be there, up on his toes and ready to go in and hit the line hard. There will be no let up from that moment until the campaign is over, it will be one of those shanu, quick and free and easy battles in which every American with red blood and no luncheons, no diversions of any kind—at least until it's over. And these are the men who are go ing to do it: LIDERtY LOAN COMMITTEES H. P. Goddard, county chairman Bismarck City Executive Committee It.Fields, chairman B. C. Marks, L. Hell. If- H. Steele, A. W. Lu,ca,s. Bismarck Solioiting Committee. District No. 1, all east of Fifth street and nqrth of N. P. track—L. K. T, ,, u. Thompson, chairman, V\. S. L^ssel-, District No. 2, between Sixth and Fourth streets, north of NT. P. track— H. J. Duenieland, chairman C. W. Mc Gray, J. I. Whitney, John Peterson, Alex Rosen. District No. 3, between Fourth and Third streets, north of N. H. track— S. II. Clark, chairman A. W. Lucas, W. F. Crewe, F. L. Conklin, Phil Myer, E'urt Finney. District No. 4. all west of Third street, north of N. P. track—O. W. Roberts, chairman Benton Baker, M. B. Oilman, J. P. 'Clinton, G. Allen. W. A. McDonald, F. B. Strauss. District 'Xo. 5, all south of N. P. track—G. C. Wachter, chairman R. W. Patzman, Frank McCorinick, Carl •Nelson. k- District 1». «, State Capitol—H. H. Hall. Traveling JMen's Committee—J. C. Oberg, chairman J. ,L. George, Carl Pederson, C%rl Paulson. Burleigh County, Outside of Bismarck. Menolcen-jrA. T. W(elch, chairman C. D. King. McKenzie,TsP. P. Blis^c chairman II. E. 0'N«if Williftn) hughes. S in W W ha man S. T. Parke, F\ J. Rotzien. Drisco.il—M. M. Finsethv^chairman (}. V. Cunningham, Baldwin—-y. G. Higgins, chairman (!. W. Streeter, W. E. Lipo. Wilton—J. A. Pitzer, chairman Q. W. Stewart, Sirnon Jarr, H. W. Gray, A. lh Anstrom. Regan—A. L.- Garness. chairman A. Gerberding, C. H. Richards. Wing—G. L. Hubbell, chairman G. Olgierhoti, H. H. Kurr. Arena—li. W. Heaton, chairman W. Scott, A. C. Iseminger. Moffit—'L. L. Rock wood, chairman Jason Hoover, Valentine Benz. L'ismarck country district—J. A. Larson, chairman By.rlea Ward, W. E. Breen, A. L. Sperry, F. E. Young. Mr. Pfeifer of Minneapolis, Minn., is the inventor of a most wonderful machine fcr extracting great values from straw, and other vegetation, that, has been a waste matter for the last century. The inventor would like to interview capital in your locality tp manufacture the machines at your closest point. The inventor also has a, miniature machine thai can be demonstrated that such production is correct as stated. One ton of straw would light and cook for an ordinary farm house) if it was made into, gas, for seven, months. The estimate shows that, one ton of straw will make '20,0(10 cubic feet of luminating gas, and oth er valuable by-producis which are not taken into consideration at the pres ent time. Furthermore, the machine has its simplicity, economy and safe ty. Address Frank Ffeifer, Til 41 Wash burn Ave. S., Minneapolis. wrntemiu&milSi INCENDIARISM, I* SUSPECTED IN ELEVATOR FIRE Goopcwtottn, N. D., April 13.—Seven thousand bushels of outs, 2,000 of barley and 1,800 bushels of flax were lost iii a fife,, believed to have been of incendiary origin, which completely destroyed the H&wmefr-frnlvorson-Bior elevator here. with a loss of $15,000", partially covered by insurance. 'Mante a get biei.' is confident thftt "fire-bugs' destroyed the elevator. He reports t$ht similar attempts have been ljjade on the company's Carrington plant, and he asserts-that since war was, de clared, elevators and storehouses, con taining grain, have been burned itj. North Dakota at the rate of six per day. Feeling is running high in Coo perstown, and one of the first con crete result probably'will be the organ ization of austrohg' home' guard unH. LITTLE BOY RUN DOWN BY MOTOR The little two-year-old son of Theo dore Jones, who with his mother had been visiting the LUsmarck hospital, was run down by an automobile as ho was crossing Broadway, at Fifth St., with his mother this a,f(ei*noon. The youngster has been ranioved to vttje Bifmarck hospital for attention, and apparently lie is not seriously injured, altho there has not been time for a. careful examination. SLOAN SALE IS BIGGEST EMMONS COUNTY HAS HAD Hazelton, N. D., April 13.—The sale held oil, the Sloan, farm, recently oper ated by C. D, Sloan, one of the two victims of Clarence White in the Haz elton double murder of March 4, brought more than $13,500 for stock, farm implements and machinery, and it was by far the largest auction in I the history of the county. The Hew itt sale, held on the same farm two a ... ,, Ill sale, iieiu UII mt same lauu iwu years ag0 Th ^y Roy Hewitt, the former man, B. b. Jones, w. ri. Kicnnoit. owner, netted more than $10,000. The toitsly in preparation for the state en- widow ot Mr. Sloan plans to return to Parker, S. D., to make her home. White will be tried for the murder of Sloan and his half-brother, R. S. Piatt, at the next term of the Em. mons county district court. WIELDS BUSINESS MAN HOME FROM WEST Shields, N. D., April 13.—iM.r. and VIrs! George S. Roberts are home from California, where they spent a pleas ant winter, and Mr. Roberts has re sumed charge of lib hardware store, relieving J. H. Fitch, who managed the establishment during the winter, and who has returned to his home at '•'abbleon. tliye ^ring" w§ ^.aj ^8 attacked at any 'ipoineiiii Toxfc pdlpona ^ile up. within ns softer "run-dowa," is much warnter than, back plastering. To use it on your next building means coal saying, therefore, more, money in the bank. flOne remarkable influence which has become apparent under present conditions is a feeling on the part of everyone that waste—especially unnecessary costly, waste—should) bfi reduced t« th« mjnimum or eliminated. gone aiong feeling and saying: "What do a few pounds of this amount to?" but now we axe brought to realize tliai a few pounds sayed by each of several million people means a lot in, the welfare of the world. flWhy not folldw our suggestion—Hair Insulator. •. -v'-i We have a good stock for immediate delivery—That's fine. We- expect to,)|^epi.a s,tock. £q? our trade-7-That',sfnatural. You Will need lumber and- building material later—That's a cinch. Act and buy now—That's headwork. Place your ordef-s with a firm that' "delivers the goods"—That's the C. A. Finch Lumber Co. We thank you very much for your past orders and assujre you of our desire to. serve you||romptly iuid sa|j|sfa^toi'tlyin the futiire. Very tmly •~i M. tirea. outV.'blue and dis couraged.. This is. the time to put our house in order—cleapse the System and put fresh blood into our arteries. You can obtain an alterative extract from Blocd root, Golden Seal, Stone and' Queen's root, Cherry, bark, rolled' into a sugar-coated tablet and' sold by most druggists, in sixty cent, vials, as Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, rhis blood tonic, in tablet or liquid form, is just .what yoy. need, for Spi^flgPeyer," for that lack of ambition. It will filj, you full of vim, vjgor and, vitality. Chilliness, when otlien people feel warm enough, is a. sign of biliousness, or ot malarial poisons—so is a furred, or coated^ toiigiie, loss of appetite, head aches or giddiness, and a. dull, drowsy, debilitated feeling. It's your liver a a a want tp stimulate it and invigorate it with Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. With every trouble of the kind, these tiny little things act like a miracle, You can Break up sudden attacks of Colds. Fevers, and Inflammations, with them. Thpv'll give you pirnutnent Iwne 'it for, Indigestion) Constipation, Sour Stomach, Sick. Hcacfache, aild Dizziness. Tliey are small and pleasant to take, anil •h.s most Uioroughly wtturul remedv IVeiity-five cents at most drug stores. '.• •'MHVJ.-i ftV' fy* I |. e. h. f- -M r' SOUTH DAKOTA MISSIONARIES TAKEtt Pekin, Mqiutay, April 8.— Misa Kutheriae IX Schmidt and Airs. Stanley Dixon, Atnqticutt missionaries, for mevJy ot" Springfield, S. D., h$fe been captured by ban dtlfe. They ate representa tives of the China Mennonr it^* Missionary society. Miss Schmidt was attached to the station at Tsao-Hsien, Shan tung province, and Mrs. Dix op to the »ta.tiofo in the neay by town of Fanshan, in lviangsu province.- NEW LEIPZIG WAR GARDENS POPULAR iNew I.cipz'ig. ,6. Aprils 13.^ NeV Leipzig Cu The ojuiucrcial' clilb has ar ranged, to Jease all the lots in the Park addition to the village for war garden purposes at $2 for the sea son. They are already plowed and dragged, ready for planting. There is a brisk demand for them, and the en tire tra,ct will be garden,ed. $206,560,100 LOAN TOTAL ON FIFTH DAY IN NEW YORK New York, N*. i., April 1*2.—Sub script ions to the liberty loan tiled with the federal' reserve bank of the New York district in the first five days of the campaign amounted to $200,560, 100, it was announced, tonight. This total compares with $131,312, 100 for the first Ave days of the sec ond loan. HAZELTON HOME GUARD READY FOR BIG MEET Hazelton, N1. I)., April 13.—H,azelton home guards have received tl^ir new uj ..w, uniforms and are now drilling relig- to iip. held iii Bismarck th,e first week in July. The organigation ..i.eauy miows a fine degree of pro ficiency, and it is making plans to carry off first honors at the state meet. RHEIMS IS IN FLAM.ES The city of Rhe.ims, is. in flames. The French are attempting to limit the burning area, working under a heavy- bombardment. et Goatentsl5Tluid Drab ALCOHOL ffliMi Thereby Promoting ciiccrfulness andfl^CoBW um,!qrphlnen« Mineral. notNahcotic JBSW AjuitSndr_ AhclpftilBcwedy'of Cons Had fewfbtogJT T.OSSOK SLEM__ resulting thefefrMMnlriawy T»rSi«ile Si^nstcreot TMCEVIATJH GOHB«« ivrW if-* -i'i. $Mr$' thers in^reliml^i^e4 ^Ve i|ttrjpiu^d fursel#,!^ t^'|hef trade years ago and in addressing you now IR MStiLAWiir. tool.' 15 25 per cent warmfii" building paper and used between studding Howeii, SATURDAY APRIL 13, 1S18 Jy.' Slightly Wounded Dfeiiver. Colo.. April 13.—fiaptain Woodrow Woodbrldge, njentiphed today's, casualty list as slightly wound- •, ed in France, is a cousin of President Wilson., Captain W^oodbridg^ practiced law here until he enlisted in the Colorado national guard during the, Mexican trouble. Ho was iconynlssidned a sec oiid lieutenant at Fort Bliss,,in May, 1917. He was a graduate of the Uni versity of Colorado. 'A SENATOR STONE IN WORSE CONDITION AT CAPITAL Washington, D. C., April 13.— Senator Stone of Missouri, who J. suffered a stroke of paralysis fast Wednesday, became worse today I after spending a Testluss nlnht, and I is in a serious condition, his ph/" cician said. I' Mother Tells How Cutieura Healed Baby's Itching Eczema On'Face and Head Could Not Sleep Nights Hair Fell Out "When four months, old, my baby had itching and burning eczema on his face and h.ea,d. The skin was sore and red, and the eczema caused disiig '"Tc^ urement for the time being. He. scratched himself and waj very fretful and rest 19 less. He could not sleep nights, and he kept me awake also. The eczema caused his hair to Cutieura is a pure, gentle soap, ideal for every-day toilet use. Assisted by couches of Cutieura Ointment as. needed it does muchho prevent skin and scalp troubles. Simple RachFr*« by Mail. Address post •srd: "Cutieura, Dept. R, Boston." Sold -"where. Soap 25c. Ointment 25 and SOs. For Infants and Cfaildren. Mothers Know That Bears the Exact Copy of, Wrapper* THKO«IITAUM,COMfAWf N|W, VO^CITY. 'A' X' |(For. years folk^ liave 1 V- I l/1 «V!hi _.:,a W .OOMAI -1: lis V!* foil out. "He had the eczema about two months. "One night 1 read about Cu tieura Soap and Ointment, and started to use them, and after using one box of Cutieura Ointment apd one cake of Soap he was entirely healed, He is now three years old and has not been troubled w,ith eczema since," (Signed) frit s. Marie Ward, 904 Fitzgerald St., day City, Mich., July 17,1917.