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GENERALLY FAIR THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 118. PREMIER GEORGE LAUDS AMERICAN OVERSEAS^FORCE Unity of Command and Aid of ^United States Owed to Ger many, He Declares "WE ARE ALRIGHT, "MESSA Word From Army is "Be of Good Cheer All Allied Gener als Are Confident London, May 4.—Premier Lloyd George who has returned from his vis it to France in which he attended the sessions of the supreme war council and went to the front, spoke enthusi astically today of the American troops. "The Germans have rendered at least two great services to the allied cause," said the Premier. "They have accelerated the advent of the Am erican troops and they have made uni ty of command-at last a reality. The French and British are fighting in close comradeship, each with full ap preciation of the qualities of the oth er." "Have you any message to bring from the" army of the people the Premier was asked. To this he re plied "The message I bring from the Brit ish army to the people at home ifc: 'Be of good cheer, we are all right.'" Generals Confident. Of the great battle now going on, the Premier said: "I saw General Foch, Sir Douglas Haig, General Pershig and other of ficers of the higher command, and they were all very confident. I saw a very large number of regimental of ficers and soldiers, who had actually been in the figting line during the last six weeks of very strenuous work, anfi their confidence also was amazing. "I have met no pacifists, no pessi mists, among them: "Apart from .the mishap of the first few days, which they all recognized, they were confident'that they were winning and that they were inflicting great losses on the enemy. 'When the enemy got ground,' they said, 'we make them pay "an enormous price for it.' In these offensitSs ydd can always buy land if you are prepared to pay the purchase price. But the cost for the Germans is great' and is increas ing.' "They were .certain that the Ger mans would soon be-sorry they had committed themselves to these attacks even if they after not already so." "HOTiilSEL SENTGERMANY FROMDKRAINE Berlin Newspaper Declares No Gain to Germany Has Come Thru Treaty Amsterdam, May 4.—In the course of a sharp criticism in connection with recent events in Ukraine, the Vor waerts of Berlin states that affairs in the east are in a deplorable condition. "The peace concluded there has be come a peace calculated to scare away opponents still at war with us," the newspaper says. "It was agreed with Russia, that Es thonia and Livonia would remain und er its sovereignity," the Vorwaerts continues, "and three weeks later a personal union of these countries with Prussia was benevolently considered. We see only enormous political dam age being done Ukraine and not a mor sel of bread to be supplied Germany by that country." The Berlin Tagebladt says: "We cannot deny that we have not succeeded in winning the affection of the population under our military rule of Lithunia, not to :seek kl°The speak of Poland. It is precisely the same in Ukraine. Even optimists may see that the east ern structure stands qn a very unstable foundation. It was always clear that Ukraine aft the earliest possible mom ent would union with Russia." GERMANY~PREPARING~ TO TAKE DRASTIC STEPS Washington, D. C., May 4.—An of ficial dispatch today from Switzerland said the central powers are preparing to take drastic steps in Ukraine as the result of difficulties in obtaining sup plies from that country and the revolt against Teutonic rule. SMALL QUANTITIES FOOD GRAINS RECEIVED. Washington, D. C„ May 4.—Stock holm dispatches to the state depart ment today said the first trains with Ukrainian grains had arrived in Ger many, and that the planned reduction of bread rations had been postponed, although the quantities received were negligible and the situation was un certain. W. S. S. Directors to Meet. Omaha, Neb., May 4.—War Sav ings directors from fifteen states west of the Mississippi river will meet ^maW Monday with Prank Van derlip, chairman of the National war *»vinsr* committer to adopt a uni form nl*n trf war savings for the cen tral and western states. -A IRELAND STILL UNDER TENSION ... Dublin, May 4.—Although Ireland is quieter than before the announcement of conscription there is still great ten sion of public feeling and much discus sion of future prospects. SEDITION BILL MOYESTOWARD FINAL STAGE Conference Report Adopted by Senate With Vote of 48 to 26 Controversy Ends Washington, D. C„ May 4.—Protract ed controversy in the Senate over the sedition bill to severely penalize dis loyal acts and utterances and interfer ence with liberty loan sales and the army draft, ended late today in adop tion of the conference report on the measure by a vote of 48 to 26. The house is expected to agree to the re port next week. Opponents of the measure who have contended that freedom of speech and the press would be curtailed lost their fight to strike out a clause giving the postmaster general authority to with hold mail believed to violate the es pionage laws and restore the France amendment excepting from the law truthful statements made with good motives. The bill was initiated a year ago and provides maximum penalties of twen ty years imprisonment and a $10,0CC fine or both for a wide variety of disloyal acts. It attends the espion age act, and, with the "Woman spy" bill recently passed, completes the cycle of legislation urged by the de partment of justice as necessary to "loth the government with power to deal with sedition and disloyalty and mob violence, which has re sulted from the department's inability to secure convictions of persons mak ing disloyal utterances. That the legislation is unnecessary, unconstitutional, too drastic and con fers too wide discretion upon admin istrative officials have been the prin :ipal arguments of those opposing it. MeCumber For It The final vote today was along non partisan lines, many Republicans join ing a majority of Democrats in sup porting the legislation. Two Democrats, Senators Hard wick of Georgia and Reed of Missouri, joined with 24 Republicans in opposi- vote for adoption includes My ers, Montana Walsh, Montana Jones, Washington Poindexter, Washing ton MeCumber, North Dakota and Sterling, South Dakota. Gronna Opposed The vote against adoption includ ed Gronna, of North Dakota Senator lohnson of South Dakota was not listed as voting. The bill penalizes language "intend ed to incite, provoke or encourage re sistance of the United States, or pro mote the cause of its enemies,' and wilful display of the flag of any en emy nation. Other Provisions Another important provision would punish statements designed to curtail production of war necessities or the teaching of advocacy of any of the prohibited acts in the measure. One of the chief controversies in the senate was over elimination by the conferees of the France amend ment providing the bill should not ap ply to truthful statements made with good motives—the general libel low. Senator France of Maryland, its author, and Senator Johnson of Cali fornia led the fight to retain the amendment, declaring it would pre serve constitutional liberty of speech and the press. It was opposed by the department of justice, however, as a burden of securing convictions. FIRE IMPERILS ILL ARSENAL Store-House Full of High plosives Menaced by Spreading Flames Ex- Davenoprt, la., May 4.—The entire Rock Island arsenal for a time this evening was in peril. Fire was dis covered in the rafters of one of the largest warehouse buildings. This building was stored with explosives of the most powerful nature. Prompt work by the firemen held the flames in check before it reached the explos ives. The origin is unknown. Investiga tions started. PROVOST GUARDS KEPT ON DUTY Minneapolis. Minn.. May 4.—Illegal sales of liquor to soldiers in uniform continue in St. Paul anld Minneapolis to such an extent as to warrant the keeping of the provost guards from the 36th infantry on duty in the two cities, it was officially declared to night. SATURDAY ONE OF HOTTEST MAY DAYS Saturday was the hottest early May day for some years past, with a tem perature of 89 at 3 p. m. At noon the mercury stood at 79, and it kept mounting until late afternoon. The hottest May day on record was 11th of May. 1906, when the climbed to 96. the mercury BISMARCK SAMMIES WIPE OUT POSITIONS HELDBY HUNS Brief, Intense Aritillery Prepa ration Precedes Onslaught of Americans PENETRATE TO THIRD LINE Infantry Operates Successfully Under Own Artillery In An other Raid at Dog's Wood With the American army in France, May 4.—(By the Associated Press.)— American troops in the Lorraine sec tor yesterday morning carried out a raid on the German lines south of Ha.ll oville, on a 600 yard front. After an intense but brief artillery preparation, the infantry, accompanied by pioneers, went over the top and penetrated the German positions to the third line. They found not a single German. The attack Was on a German salient. The artillery completely levelled the German positions and the pioneers fin ished the job by blowing up all the enemy works, thus eliminating the sal ient. A German raid, which it was expect ed would be carried out on the sector south of Verdun, failed to materialize. SUCCESSFUL RAID ON HUN LINES NEAR DOG'S WOOD. With the French army in France, May 4.—(By the Associated Press.)— An official note says: "On May 3, 300 American soldiers, after careful artillery preparation, raided the German lines near Dog's wood in the Lorraine sector, penetrat ing through the German's first, second and third lines. "The raid, constituted the first time that American infantyr in this section aveoperated under the protection of their owii artillery." WILSONPARDONS DOOMED 0 DIE Action In Sleeping On Duty Case Taken As Opposition to Death Penalty Washington, D. C.. May 4—Presi dent Wilson's action today in pardon ing two soldiers of the American ex peditionary force who had ben con demned to death by a military court martian in France for sleeping while on sentry duty and commuting to nom inal prison terms the death sentences imposed on two others for disobeying orders, was viewed by many army of ficials as approval bv the President of Secretary Baker's stand against the imposition of death penalty in the army except in special cases. Privates Forest D. Sebastin of El dorado, 111., an0 Jeff Cook of Lutie, Ok lahoma, were' the men pardoned. In reaching his decision, the president took into consideration their extreme youth, the former being -20 years old end the latter 19. He concluded they did not realize the seriousness of their offense and its possible disastrous re sults upon the unit to which they were attached. Privates Olon Ledoyen of Atlanta. Georgia, and Stanley G. Fishback of Connellton, Indiana, were the men convicted for disobeying orders. Their sentence was commutted to three years in the federal penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and they will be brought to this country Sor imprisonment. Details in these cases have not been made public. The sol diers are 19 years old. All four of the men were volunteers in the regular army. LEAGUE MEETING STOPPED. MOVED. THEN PERMITTED St. Boniface, Minn., May 4.—A Non partisan league meeting scheduled to be held on a farm near here late today was stopped by Hennepin county denuty sheriffs who were rushed from Minneapolis to the scene in automo biles at the request of residents of the neighborhood. The leaders were told by the deputies that Non-partisan Wgue meetings were not permitted in Hennepin county, about 75 persons including three league organizers then moved to another section of the farm, which is in Carver county, and held the meeting unmolested. NEW RECORDFOR SHIP BUILDING SET IN SEATTLE Seattle, May 4.—Lowering the pre vious record of 85 days held by a Portland, Oregon, shipyard, the 8800 ton steel carrier West Lianga, which holds, the world's record of speed steel ship construction of 55 working days from the date of keel laying to launching, was delivered to the government here today 67 days after her keel was put down. The vessel was built by the Skinner and Eddy corporation, and is the twenty first steel ship to be delivered by Seattle yards to the government this year. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1918. Austria Starvation Muggy Weather Prevents Aerial Observation Allies Are Prepared British headquarters in France, May 4.—There are unmistable signs o( a resumption of the German effort to force the allied positions on the hill chain west of .Kemmell. Last evening the German^ opened a tremenduous bombardment on Scherpenberg and on Mont Rouge but no infantry action fol lowed. At 5 o'clock this morning the artil lery crashed forth again upon the Ang lo-French lines north of La Clytte and to the south of Mont Rouge. The allies are well prepared for the attack, but the weather is thick and wet so that aerial observation virtual ly is impossible. WILSON ACCEPTS CHALLENGE! BUYS $500 WAR BOND "Out Matches President" In Theatre and Starts Immen se Rush of Buying Washington, D. C., May 4.—Presi dent Wilson received a great demon stration tonight at a local theatre when a four-mlnuto spwker announc ed the President had bought* still an other bond, this time one for $500. Last Wednesday, when lithe Presi dent agreed to sponsor the "Match for President" movement by buying a $50 bond on the installment plap after previously subscribing for nearly $20, 000, It was believed he had reached his maximum effort. Tonight a man in the theatre .audi ence announced he would buy a $5,000 bond if ten other persons met the challenege then there was a pause. The president, from his box quietly beckoned to an usher and told him to inform the speaker he would take one of the bonds. The announcement started a rush of buying that extended even to the chorus, every member of the company purchasing a bond and swelling the night's total at the theatre to more than $100,000. A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS IN NINTH DISTRICT—WOLD. Minneapolis, Minn., May 4.—Final figure for the three big cities of the ninth district in the third liberty loan campaign were announced tonight. Governor Theodore Wold of the Fed eral Reserve bank said that the out look is that the district will show 1, 000,000 subscribers for the third loan as against 621,000 subscriptions for the second loan. The final city figures as announced sre St. Paul $14,371,900 Minneapolis, $20,922,600 Duluth, $6,929,650. TAKEllVESTOCK OF MENNONITES FOR WAR BONDS Committee Will Sell 1,000 Sheep, 100 Steers to Pay for Comp letion of Quota Yankton, S. D., May 4.—Executive officers of the local liberty loan com mittee visited the Jamesville Mennon ite colony today, gathered up one hundred steers and one thousand sheep and drove them to Utica, S. D., near here where arrangements are being made to ship them to market. The Mennonites are alleged to have undersilbscribed their quota o^ liberty bonds and the local officials have an nounced their intention of selling the stock and devoting the proceeds to the purchase of bonds to cover their quota. No opposition was offered by the Mennonites. NOPARTY RACER ARRESTED WHILE MAKING SPEECH Fairmont, Minn., May 4.—Meyer Brandvig, Non-partisan league can didate for the state Senate from this district, was arrested in Waverly township tonight where he was again making a speech. He was brought to the Martin county jail, here. County officials, it is claimed, had received orders not to allow any Non partisan league meetings, while A. C. Townley and James Gilbert, league leaders, are under indictment. Parliament, Helpless in Food Situation, Stopped by Emperor RESUMPTION OF HONEFFORT AT DOZEN AUSTRIAN CRISES IN WAKE KEMMEL NEAR OF FOOD DEMAND Correspondent Who Knows Sit uation Tells Problems Hun gry Enemy Faces RACE HATRED INFLAMED Parliament Prorlogue Statement Admits It Can Only Hinder Not Help London, May 4.—"There are at least a dozen crises in Austria today," wrote one of the best informed English cor respondents yesterday, all these cris es appear to concentrate on the prob lem of food. Even the racial ani mosities of the composite empire, which have always been the weak timbers of its structure, have been inflamed into unusual bitterness by sectional jealousies over food distri bution. These crises appear to have reach ed a culmination today in the govern ment's decision to prorogue parlia ment during the present phase of the war for the reason that it could n6t liberty help, but only hinder, in solving of economic problems on which every thing depends, in the words of a semi official explanation. Before this an nouncement was made Premier Von Seydler met party leaders, impressed upon them the necessities of the sit uation, offered vague promises of re forms for the discontented races' de mands and issued warning that any agitation would be dealt with by all lawful means. jblems on which every- Autocracy Sits Tight. Parliamentary government, or rath er parliamentary' debates, are to be suppressed and an autocratic govern ment will try to hold the helm. What straits Austria has reached were partly revealed by the Premier's speech and also by the German offi cial statement that all food supplies from Ukraine this month will be given to Austria on account of her greater need. The Hague correspond ent of the Times, discussing the Ger man food shortage yesterday, remark ed: "Even the ordinary German public realizes that something worse than food scarcity threatens Austria." For two months past the exaspera tion between the Slavonic sections of the Austrian population and the other races has been at the highest point of tension. TAKE OFF THIRD OF COAST TRAIN SERHCUUNE 1 Twelve Million Annually and 11, 728,000 Miles of Train Haul Will Be Saved Chicago, 111., May 4.—One third of all the passenger trains between Chi cago and the Pacific coast will be elim inated after June 1, according to word received from Washington by railroad officials tonight, this step it was said, would save approximately $12,000,00!) a year and cut off 11,728,000 miles of train haul. R. H. Aishton, regional director of the wesern railroads, and assistant to W. G. McAdoo, director of railroads such a plan had been under con sideration and has been worked out. ne auded he had not been officially in formed that it was to be put into ef fect on any certain date. Under the revolutionized .plan of handling traffic passengers would not longer have a choice of routes. Traf fic to the west coast and intermediate points would be divideded between four lines as follows: To Los Angeles and junction points, Sante Fe. To San Francisco and junction points, Union Pacific. To Seattle and junction points, Chi cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul. To Portland and junction points, Northern Pacific. The cut service would take off through trains from Chicago to Los Angeles, two to San 'Francisco and three to Seattle and Portland. More than forty local trains would be dis pensed with also. PUBLISH ERSBOARD TO INSPECT WORK Washington. D. G\, May 4.—Frank P. Glass, president of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association, to day accepted the invitation of George Creel to send a committee representing the association to Washington to in quire into the work being done by the committee on public information, of which Mr| Creel is chairman. FOOD MINISTER SAYS PEOPLE MAY HOLD OUT WITH REDUCED RATION The Hague, May 4.—Speaking before the Bavarian chamber on the food situation, the food min ister said conditions permitted the hope the people would be able to hold out. He said it might be necessary to reduce the bread ration, but not before the time potatoes will be plentiful A reduction in the meat ration was unavoidable, he continued, but the milk and fat rations would not be reduced. The food administration added that the Bavarian situation was far better than any other of the states. THIRD WAR LOAN BREAKS RECORDS OF ALLNATIONS Twelve to Fifteen Million Pur chasers Tabulation of World's Loans nn' ^ay an Tjie Joan breaks the records of all to' «»*iuoer of subscribers with estimated roll of between 12,000, 000 and 15,000,000,000 bond buyers, but total subscriptions are less than Great Britain's largest war loan. Figures on leading loans of the principal billigerents were given out today by the treasury as,follows: British victory loan in 1917, 5 per "cent subscriptions $5,096,254,320. United States second liberty loan, 4 percent, subscriptions $4,616,000,000. Eighth German war loan, 5% per cent and 5 percent, subscriptions $li, 600,000,000. 'French war loan of 1915, 5 percent subscriptions $2,261,864,409. Austrian seventh war loan, 5 per cent subscriptions $1,150,000,000. Italian fourth war loan, 5 percent subscriptions $1,000,000,000. NEAR PANIC IN JAIL FOLLOWS TINY EXPLOSION Chicago, 111., May 4.—The explosion of a percussion cap placed in a bottle which contained a fluid which looked like nitro glycerine caused a panic among hundreds of prisoners confined in the county jail late this afternoon. The explosion gave rise to reports of an attempted jail delivery and scores of patrolmen were rushed to the jail in automobiles only to find all prisoners, including four condemned murderers, were safely in their cells. A number of I. W. W. members now on trial before Judge Landis are being held in the jail, but were in court at the time of the explosion. An investi gation is being made. ADIT i.w.w:s PAID FOR ACTS OF DISLOYALTY Foundation of Government's Case Laid When Witnesses Testify to Fund Chicago, 111., May 4.—The founda tion in the government's case against 112 leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World, accused of violating the espionage act, virtually was complet ed today with admission into the re cords of statements covering expendi tures for alleged seditious literature soon after America entered the war. Claude R. Porter, special prosecutor, stated tonight that the government would place its most important wit nesses on the stand. probably early next week. Some of these witnesses, -~n rcnorted to have been planted, "in secret councils of the I. W*. W. by lue government." Representatives of publishing con cerns that contracted to print part of the volume of business increased more than onehundred percent from early in the spring of 1917 to the following September, when the government's na tion wide raid took place. WOMANARTTST A SPYSUSPECT Duluth, Minn., May 4.—Katherine Merrill was arrested here today as she was seated near the waterfront, drawing sketches of a coal dock, ac cording to the police. She gave her name as Katherine Merrill and her age as 41, and informed the chief that she was born in Milwaukee, and could trace her lineage back to revolution ary days. To department of justice of ficials she said she could easily clear herself of any connection with a for eign nation. MORNING EDITION PRICE FIVE CENTS. RESIGNATION OF AUSTRIAN CHIEF IS UNAVOIDABLE Dispatch Says Von Seydler's Must Quit When Emperor Returns From Front HUN PARLIAMENT STOPPED Emperor's Order Will Be Follow* ed By Forcible Measures to Prevent Renewal (By Associated Press) London, England, May 4.—• The Holland News Bureau says, according to an Amsterdam dial patch to the Exchange Tele graph Company that the resig nation of the Austrian Premier, Dr Von Seydler, as soon as the Emperor returns is unavoidable^ Austria-Hungary supplies some of the most important items of to be developing at home on Italy. The crisis in Vienna is the. cur rent hews, with a critic^ economic political stiuation officially atfd conceded just .as armies at the front are heir apparently about to be launched in a neW attack marked, by the dismissal of the" Austrian parlia ment by the emperor's order artd the declaration that forcible measured would be taken to make a. resumption of it's sessions impossible. A. state ment issued makes it clear the gov ernment was embarrassed by...&he'di visions in the legislativebodyOVMJhe grave food situation and the .various racial grievances in the Austrian body politic and desired a free, hand in the next fe wmonths. V', •. Charles to Front Meanwhile Vienna dispatched, baye reported Emperor Charles, leaving .for the front and have announced greatly increased activities along the Austror Italian lines. The Rome official state ment does not give a like picture of the front line activities,-but records'in tensive aerial operations with the en tente airmen bringing down fourteen enemy machines. The German offensive in Flanders .has been held up now for five days. General Von Arnim evidently has been forced into this inactivity by the severity of his losses and the time necessary to marshal new forces for a fresh blow. Conceded ly, the enemy has fresh troops for a greater thrust, if he thinks it advisable to employ them here. One such hint of an impending thrust developed Saturday morning, whe nthe German artillery began violently to pound the Franco-British line from Locre to south of Ypres, where his main effort of April 29 was made. The bombardment was not speedily followed by an attack. Allies Strengthened There has been a strengthening of the allied defense at important points along the northern and southern' sides of the Lys salient. The French have thus operated successfully in the Locre region, which is one of the main objec tive points of the Germans, as an ap proach to Mont Rouge, and the Brit ish on Friday night strengthened their lines in the vicinity of Hinges, north west of Bethune. The Somme front has been threat ening to break out into it's former furious activity for several days past, but aside from the recent thrust by the French which gained them com manding ground in the Avre sector southeast of Amiens, and similar op erations by the British around Villers Bretonneaux, just north, the fightipg has been left almost entirely to ar tillery. Big guns are still booming threateningly in the Avre region .and elsewhere around the great Montdidier salient. In Palestine, the British have again defeated the Turks in engagements the vicinity of the river tacks by the Ottoman troops in Jordan. At on two successive days were beaten off with heavy losses to the enemy. The British took more than 300 prisoners. Dispatches from Paris announce an other of the German long range guns engaged in bombarding the French capital has been put out of action through a direct hit by the French ar tillery. FEDERALJUDGE DENIES MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL Sioux Falls, S. D., May 4.—United States Judge Elliott today denied mo tions for new trials in the cases of Conrad Korneman, editor of a German l»ncruage newspaper here and John H. Wolf, a Kimball business man found guilty of violation of the espionage aCKorneman was fined $1,000 and sent enced to ten years in prison and Wolf was given five years and fined $1,000. Notice was given in both cases that appeals would be taken.