FRECKLES AND HIS
THE STORKS DO A TURN FOR
the results expected.
YOU IMMiT K6
W)OJ OLD NoU
French Repel Huns In
Two Attacks at Noyon
Foe Naval Raid Coming
Probable Attack on Southern Flank of France
Looms Large When Noyon is Made Scene of
Immense Assaults German Command Wor-MILLIONS
ried by Heavy Losses Kiel Naval Bases Pre
paring for Move.
With the French Army in France, Thursday evening, April
12,—(By the Associated Press)—Two strong enemy attacks last
night and this morning in the vicinity of Noyon, which were re
pulsed easily by the French, give rise to the question whether the
Germans are about to make another attack on their southern
men and the dislocation of so many divisions which has not given
•Germans hitherto have not taken a
division out of the fighting line until
•It has suffered a minimum of 2 500 cas
ualties, some idea may be obtained of
the enormous extent of their losses.
To the casualties in the divisions
which have been withdrawn must lie
added still engaged in battle. They
still have sufficient effectives in de
pots to reestablish their strength, but
many of these reserves are composed
of inferior elements such as convales
cents and men who were partly ex
empted from service at the front.
'These must replace the carefully chosr
en men forming the crack divisions
The total strength of a German di
vision is 13,570 men, of whom 8,44)0
are infantry, machine gunners and
cyclists, and the remainder artillery
inen, engineers, ambulance attendants,
transport workers and a squadron of
Indications of a
Huge Naval Raid
Geneva, Switzerland. April 12.—
•Great activity reigns at German nav
al bases, especially at Kiel. Coal and
ammunition are being shipped to the
fleet in large quantities, according to
information received here this morn
ing from a reliable neutral source.
German naval contingents, with
heavy guns, were recently recalled
from the western front to join the
fleets and were replaced by Austrian
artistry manned by land forceo.
Indications are that a naval rall
of great magnitude is about H- be
GERMAN LONG RANGE
SHELLS FALL AFTER SUNSET
i' Paris, April 12—For the first time
Since the long distance bombardment
of Paris, German shells reached the
Paris region after sunset. A projectile
struck somewhere near the city at
8:05 o'clock this evening*
In the Paris district today two per
sons were killed and twelve wounded
by the bombardment.
Paris, April 12.—German forces
launched heavy attacks this morning
against the French in the Hangard
•En-Santerre sector. The fighting con
tinued throughout the day. Several at
tacks ended in failure, but finally
Iresh German troops penetrated Hang
ard, althought the western section of
the village was regained by the
French, according to the war office
American and French troops, fight
ing together, repelled a German attack
in the Apermont forest.
The Americans captured numerous
SENATE PLANS TO
SET ASIDE BILL
FOR MORE POWER
r' Washington, D. C., April T2'.—Pros
pects of an indefinite senate 'debate
over the Overman bill, tfith itB broad
grant of authority to the president to
reorganise government departments,
'caused administration leaders today
to decide upon laying the measure
fcside tomortOML. probably for several
days in order to pass urgent legisfa
Renewal of discussion of the re
organization bill is pranned some time
hekt week, with the administration
insist upon 44
flank. It is quite evident that the German high command is be- of .^^vs-^nvSsshS6 w^f
ginning to experience some disquietude over the loss ot so many _44
More than 100 German divisions have been thrown into the
On the other hand the opposition is
prtjp&red to ebntinue
^CHe''figlit tftr tfaa
the president's authority.
'to fill up the gaps in the ranks. Whenit is remembered that the Ire'orve taSk/S
•fight and more than seventy div
WAR, GIVE IT TO
In Moorhead Speech He Promises
to do Utmost to Smash Hun
ASKS PEOPLE TO UNITE
Moorhead, Minn., April 12.—Gover
nor. A. A. Burnquist, of Minnesota, in
an address before a large audience
which crowded the normal school audi
torium here to capacity tonight de
clared "I will do everything in my
power* tas governor of Minnesota to
smash the Hun propagande within our
gates"'and called upon the people, to
unite and "give Germany the war she
The governor who spoke in behalf of
the liberty loan speaking campaign
which closed tonight was given an en
thusiastic reception by the large
crowd many of whom were turned
away be or in a
was interrupted several times by ap-j
plause as he pointed out not only why
the country ^as at war but just how STEWART
the United States was finally torced
into the war by Germany's actions.
"Germany wanted war," Governor
Burnquist said^, 'because she was pre
pared and because she knew the allies
were not. She knew England, France
and Russian did not want war because
of internal conditions. Lets unite now
and give her the war she wanted," the
governor assertel emphatically.
Illinois Food Administrator
Made President Rhett
/OUfiUTA, «E 4
UE GIT JEALOUS
CAN'T DO IT-
Chicago, 111., „April 12.—Marry A.1
Wheeler, federal food administrator
for Illinois was unaniriiously elected
president of the chamber of commerce
of it S at a a in
board of directors here late today.
Joseph H. DeF'rees, was re-elected
vice president form the northern cen-|
a iv is on of ha
ton, S. C„ retiring president, who had'
previously been elected to a vacancy
accredited to the third district (south
Atlantic states) was elected honor
ary vice president Charles Nagel, of
St. Louis, Mo., A.,B. Farquhar, of New
York, Pa., and John H. Fahey, of Bos
ton, Mass., were re-elected honorary
.RED CROSS LUNCHEON
A Red. Cro^s food sale and luriceboii
'will be held by the Royal Nfcighbiprs
bt the Hughes Electric Store today.
C. Kny.ifjtk^.' Mrs. 1 Schu
ltz, Mrs. L. Vfiu Hook, Mrs. BroWn,
Mrs. A. w.
Mrs". L.H. Ckrti
sel, and Mrs. John Bork .will serve.
17§ MILLION IS
ADDED BY DAY'S
9UT DOWN TUE
NMWi 0? WONTU
Has Been Subscrib-
ed Would Pay Two Weeks
New York Federal Reserve Dis
trict Furnishes Nearly Half
Washington. D. ('., April 12—
(K 0 or ?1-T-S2-l:fl0 morP than
the tota! reported
last night. This is
just about enough to pay the I'nited
states war expenses for two weeks,
binding form, accompanied by initial
payments, but it is believed many mil
lions of other subscription have been
signed anil not yet reported to local
The New York federal reserve dis
trict continues to furnish almost half
the country's total with $205,100,(WO,
reported today. In the Minneapolis
district the loan campaign will not
really start until next Monday, and
no figures are reported from there,
Other districts records, as given to
day in messages to headquarters here,
i,210,000: Boston $46,-1
(1,000 Cleveland $33.mU0ti: Phil
adelphia, $31,.r!)7,000 St. Louis $29^
2 0 8 0 0 0 a as $ 1 5 3 4 7 0 0 0 an as
City -$13,267,000 San Francisco $11,
426,(i00: Richmond $6,916,000 Atlanta
I Considered Most Practical "Non
sinkable" Scheme by the
vjOU WEfcS fcOfcN |W
after divide American ships into com
partments, decreasing by .fifty per
cent the spa'ce Which i£ lillely to be
flooded after an external explosion
and increasing in the same proportion
the chances of the vessel reaching
port instead of going to the bottom.
The bulkheads will be made of four
inch planks, with tongue and groove,
and tarred, to make them water tight,
They will Be kept rigid by one inch
I steel beams.'
., I Small Space Loss
Washington, IJ. C., April 12.—All j
American merchant vessels will bo
equipped immediately with double the
number of bulkheads now carried for
protection against torpedoes and
mines. The shipping board approved -i
the plan today as the most practical
of all the "nonsinkable" schemes, and[
Jas. C. Stewart of New York, was
asked to undertake supervision of the .*
Authority was telegraphed Mr. Stew,
a to as at el
essary equipment, including barges
for handling material. I
Eight instead of four walls will here-!
Joins Eagle Hat
demand for hat
cleaning and re
pairing has com
pelled the Eagle
Hat Works to
bring an expert
hatter here from
take charge of
and announce that all "Orders for
the cleaning, blocking and repair
ing of men's, ladies' and children's
hats wfll'receive the highest class
workmanship and be returned to
IdOk as new.
Onton Qhran Pr«dt|
(a©, AND A»DD
\evfc A6£ -Sub
tract 3fcr AW
that in 400 ships
there will be a loss of only 5,000 tons
ca"go space due to the new walls.
delay in the movement of ships
is oxpected to result from the instal
lation of the new safety dfevices. Mr.
Stewart will be given complete float
ing equipment so that the work cah
be carried on without interfering with
loading. Only slight inconvenience is
anticipated in the handling of cargo.
As food and small freight occupies'
eriy loan subscriptions reported to
federal reserve banks up to the close
percent of the tonna-ge going to
I Europe, the smaller compartments
will not make any material difference
I in most ships. Vessels carrying loco
motives and other heavy equipment
how tnore than ever it
ifo exdimve acenta
,vri.»trsz*~. -f„ ,-'*"t,vv"iW"
may find their stay in port lengthened
owing to the necessity for more care
ful handling of the big engines.
The new bulkheads will come out
after the war.
The board's decision is ia accord
with the recently announced policy
of investigating and trying every de
vice that seems to offer a practical
means of saving tonnage.
AS HOME CITY
Mervin C. Grover, Son of Mrs.
Mattw- F. May Recorded
From This City
Minneapolis, Minn., April 12.—
Mechanic Mervin C. Grover, of
Bismarck, N. D., \vho was killed
at Gerstener aviation field, Lake
Charles, La., Thursday afternoon'
when the machine in which he
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was flying with Lieut John Ken
nedy fell from a height of 200
feet, will be giVen a military fu
neral here at sundown Monday.
Mrs. Mattie F. May, of Bis
marck, mother of the young man,
arrived in Minneapolis today to
receive the body when it arrives
Grover entered the aviation
service last September.
Lake Charles, La April 12.—Mech
anic Mervin €. Grover, of Bismarck,
N. D., was killed near Gerstner field
late yesterday when the machine in
which he was flying with Lieut. John
Kennedy fell from a height of 200 fee£.
Kennedy was uninjured. Earlier re
ports gave the victim's name as Grov
enor, of Indiana.
The death of Mechanic Grover adds
another star to Bismarck's service
flag. Mrs. Mattie F. May, the young
flyer's mother lives at the Anex ho
tel. Grief-stricken, Friday night be
fore she boarded a train for Minne
apolis. where funeral services for her
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son will be held, she made no state
ment except in answering a question
as to why her son enlisted: 'He was
an American and insisted on doing his
duty, although he was, only seven
teen" she said. He was her only son.
The body will arrive in Minneapolis
Wednesday, when a military funeral
will, probably 'be held.
CALL IS DOUBTED
Lincoln, Nebr., April 12.—The St.
Paul, Nebr., draft board tonight says
Grover Cleveland Alexander has not
yet been called in the draft army.
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