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Ar V'?t THE WEATHER AKNMALLY PAIR GERMANS MAT STRIKE NEXT NEAR ST. HIUIEL TROOP MOVEMENT NOTED What Future Holds for American Troops in That Sector Has Not Been Disclosed—To Be Used in Hard Fighting With the American Army in France, June 8.—Amer ican troops on the front northwest of Chateau Thierry mowed down the enemy with much gun and- rifle fijfe ait midnight last night when the Germans made an attack on their positions. They fought lijke demons and «t one point killed 100 Germans. Before they made their attack the Germans sent over a smoke eloud, supposedly of black gas. During the fighting the Americans wore gas masks. ®l PREPARING FOR NEW (DRIVE With the French Army in France, June 8.—The revival of artillery activity jn the sector between Noyon and Montdidier is claiming attention today. Whether the Germans intend to deliver another blow here with their still powerful reserves cannot be foreseen, but the indications point to such an event. The second Franco-American attack in the neigh borhood bf Veuilly-la-Poterie and Bouresches was a bril liant success to the allied arms. It was continued yes terday with an advance in the Chezy sector, further northwest on the -line. •4 fey ASSOCIATED PRESS With the American Army in France, Friday, June 7.—Reports of recent heavy German train movements from the direction ot Metz toward the St. Mihiel salient have aroused discussion in the American expeditionary forces as to whether the enemy is plan ning an assault in the Woevre. From a tactical point of view the neighborhood of St. Mihiel, with it'ssharp salient, offers a logical place for a German attack. A drive .through St. Mihiel to the southwest, it is considered, might Have a triple object—the menacing of Bar-le-duc, the out flanking of Verdun from the rear and the elimination of the sali ent whichhas it's apexat Verdun, v^liKi|rlilEXPECT ENGAGEMENTS Perhaps permanently the allies have stopped th^ enemy at the Marne. Many engagements of a technical nature may be places. The position of the rail way sand the formation of'the ter rain northwest, and notrh of Bar-lfe-duc offer the Gertnans an dpp^iihityV^Of 'course, what the future holds for the American forces arouiui St. Mihiel is pot known, but the salient there is being discussed .as a possibility not to be lost sight of. Another place which is likely to see more fighting is the sector around Montdidier, where American troops recently captured Can tigny. Another important point' at which American troops are stationed is the territory around Chateau Thierry. It may be considered certain that whatever the future holds, the American forces undoubtedly will be used in some hard fighting. American troops last night attacked the Germans .to the east of Torcy in TA1\TA I the district northwest of Chateau Thierry. The French continued their advance' on the American left. At last reports the operation wasJ pro gressing satisfactorily. The German gunners in this region are very active in securing ranges on allied positions. This work, however is carried out with difficulty as te allied cannon incessantly harrass the enemies battery' emplacements and bombarded the rear of his lines. Most ot the German shock divisions used in the Marne /battlefield have been withdrawn from that area. The enemy Beemed somewhat dis heartened, replying only feebly to the allied tire, Prisoners arriving at the rear appear to be,thoroughly- exhaust ed and depressed.' Quite important advantage have been gained by the allies during the past two days. The French, American and British troops have participated in these actions and the bag of prison ers is considerable. The tactical situation of the allies a improved by the rieconquest df a num ber of dominant points. As a general rule the great German effort in the great German effort in the valley' of the Marne seems to be fading away as the enemy comes in contact with something approaching his numbers. ATTACK AMERICANS. The Germans launched their thrust against the Americans in the vipinity of 'BourescheB. They were completely stopped, however, about 400 yards from the American trenches. This re sult was achieved despite the intense .enemy 'bombardment which includec the use of gas in a new form. The American artillery was active all night in the EelleaU wood sector. The fire increased in intensity at four o'clock this jnorning when the Ameri cans attacked in the southern part of the wood, taking prisoners and a num ber of machine guns. The battle was sti^l raging here this afternoon. 'REMOVE THREAT. With the British Army in France June 8.—The French have thus re moved a more or less serious threat to the village of .Locre, which itself is an important, defense for Mont Rouge and other hills lying immedi ately to the west. The Hospice lies only about &00 yards southeast of Locre and is on rising ground which is but slightly lower than the site of the village. The enemy has long coveted Locre and retention of the Hospice woula give him a good jumping off place for -another assault in the lost light which he has delivered against the village. There were heavy bursts of shelling from German guns at various points along the British front last night, 'but no unusual operation? .have :bj»gn re ported. W N' PERIODICAL TAXES MAY BE LEVIED Washington, June 8.—Adoption of a syestepn of taxing periodicals on the basis of circulation and an additional tax on all advertising ~*based on the size of a page, as a substitute for the postal zne. system, was advocated to* day' by Representative Albert John son at the war revenue hearing, of the house ways and means committee, vie said his plan would provide a method by which periodicals would pay the cost of handling second class postal matter. Chairman iKt'chen, explaining the zone system, said its operation, which will become effective July 1, would in crease the cost of distribution of one *New York newspaper $125,000 a year. Mr. Johnson said he believed there should be a tax on all advertising, in cluding bill boards and street car dis plays. E. C. MAHLE CHANCELLOR OF U. C. T. Duluth, June 8.—E. C. Mahle, St. Paul, was last night elected grand chancellor of the United Commercial Travelers of Minnesota and North Da ota in annual canvention here. JoJhn McGran of Fargo was elected grand •unior counsellor. Other officers jlected: Grand secretary. J. M. Dresser, St. Paul grand past counsellor, J. L. Teorge, Bismarck grand treasurer, Robert E. Braden, Minneapolis grand conductor, Frank Tornskampen, Still water, ?«inn grand page C. W. Final, ^rookston: grajid sentinel, W. N. Don ildson, Duluth. A. W. Lindberg, S. Paul, and W. Curtis, Minneapolis, were elected to membership In the grand executive committee for two years. Grand forks, N. ID., was chosen for the next annual convention. A hot contest between Grand Forks and St. Paul preceded this election. This end ed the business of the convention. A NEW BUICK. ,Dr. A. L. Kershaw, well known Bis marck dentist, is driyjtng atp?w »aick roadster. THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. No. 147. a BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY JUNE 8, 1918. .'•» /)v .* .-'• "J. MILLS HOOTED FROM STREETS OF DICKINSON Tutor of Mrs. Kate Richards O'Hare Not Allowed to Talk in Queen City Diskinson, D.. June 8.—Walter Thomas Mills, socialist, tutor of Kate Richards O'Hare, convicted at Bis marck ot sedition for likening. the mothers of North Dakota soldiers to brood sows, and declaring the soldiers themselves fit only for -fertilizer, was hooded off the streets of Dickinson, on Fridfey afternoon in the midst of an address scheduled under the auspices of the Nonpartisan'league. Every hall in the city except the Bohemian had been closed to the socialist/ Mayor Jessen had Opposed his coming to Dickinson. In spite of this, he was Engaged in addressing a street crowd of about 70, half of whom were Non partisans. when the towns-people des cended upon him and drove his to cover. 106 REGISTER FOR CLASS OF '18JNMUNTY Registrations Considerably Few er Than Anticipated by War Department 4,500 IN NORTH DAKOTA The Class of 1918 registered 109 candidates for seleceive service with the Burleigh county local board Wed nesday,. On a ten: percent basis the war department expected from Bur leigh county 180 men, but it probably had not taken into .consideration' the patriotic spirit which has led so many Bismardck and-Burleigh county boys oenllet the moment' they attained their majority. Of the 109, 108, are white and one is colored. Ninety-one are native^ born, four are naturalized citizens thr«e have first 'paUers-and eight- aire alMfi&.*'""pf' the aliens and those who have first papers only, o^e is an'Ital ian, seven Russians, .'and Norway* Mex ic an/Austria furnish one apiece. Hereafter boys attaining their ma jority will be registered every ninety days. Official notice to! this effect will be. received in a,few days. ,-.r PUPILS OF vMOFFIT SCHOOL TO AID R$D S CROSS WITH PARTY Moffit, N. D., June 8 -^^upils of the Mofftt school, under the direction 9t Miss Alice 'Monaghan, their teacher, will' give a program at the iMoffit town hall Wednesday evening, June 12, for the benefit of the Red Cross fund. A cordial Invitation is extended the public. INFLICT CASUALTIES. London, June 8.—British troops toop .prisoners and inflicted casualties in raiding and patrol actions along the northern part of the front last night, the war, office aivnounced to day. The statement reads: "Wle captured a few prisoners last night in a successful raid in the neigh borhood of Hulluch. Our patrols in flicted casualties on the enemy in Strazeofo sector and captured a ma chine gun. "The hostile artillery has been ac tive nort hot Albert and southeast of Arras."- These. man of th« U-boats, t^m Iroin 4*i«y jupi fifrl "-?Jrf*.v. 'Vi .... •"•""-'|f'••"*'•:**••-••'' *~v -*f}t ,* Srf- Madame De ViCtoria, Accredited as Baroness, Caught in Federal Dragnet ACTS BEING INVESTIGATED Agents of Department of Justice Hot on Trail of Alleged. Ccmspirator^ New York, June 8—Investigations by agents of this 'department of jus tice are belnw continued into the al leged activities' offthe seven persons against whom indictments charging conspiracy to conuqit espionage were returned here yesterday by a federal grand' jury. Meitnwhile five of the seven are being held without bail to await trial. The one woman indicted, Madame Mfcrie De Victorica, is a pris oner oh Ellis Iqljand, while four of the six men Cart,. Rodrig^r, Willara Rabinson, Albert Fricke and Emil Kip per, are in Tombs prison. Two others, Jeremiah A. O'Leary, prominent Amer can Sinn FeFiner and John T. Ryan, a L'uffalo lawyer. ar6 fugitives. The[ in dictments name two others, Rudolph Binder and Hugo Schweitzer, both ot whom died last year. Five Appeared in Court. Foremost among the five who ap peared in court was Madame De Vic toria, also known to the federal auth orities under various different names. She ia accredited ,^ a baroness and repotted to be related to the Empress of Germany. Since her arrival in this country shortly before •th^-Uhited "States en tered the war, Madame -De Victoria, has. maintained. siiites at many prom inent hotels and Is said, dispensed with money withreckless abandon. .To:-. federal authorities she is known as Baroness Kret^phman, iM*H®r'WK Kretschman, MarlejDe Vssiere, Marie Victorica and MisC'Clark. Used Pom& Pmport.* Shei. and RbdrtBlr are accured .ot rheih#.fe^ib#^sgl8^.'Rodtlger's Schmidt. P. Stamm, H. Stamm, Dillon and Hudson.' It is said he was fofm erly a: lieutenant commander in thfe German navy and entered this coun try by means of a* fradiilent pas^ port.' Members pf the procuring chemicals and other Ingred ients for the manufacture of ibombs to be placed on docks, transports and vessels carrying military supplies. Two indictments were filed against the deefndants. One charges them with conspiracy to commit espionage which provides death as the maximum' oehalty or thirty years' Imprisonment. The lesser indictment charges conspir acy to commit treason which Is pun ishable by two years' imprisonment or a fine of (10,004). SURVIVORS CAN STILL SMILE AFTER U-BOAT SINKS SHIP W V'- Breny fa Croix i1.1 ftiiW es include -Carl Roediger, Herman vWessels, Hiiro Sohroej^rs H. quested group are accused of assisting1 Madame De Victorica atfd Rodriger in establlrixing means of communiciEition with Germany and 1 HALUDAYBOOKS ..BIG WAR FILMS George V. Halliday, director of pub licity of the North Dakota Council of Defense, returned this morning from the eastern part of the state after booking "Pershing's Crusaders," the newest and greatest of the official gov ernment war pictures, for Grand Forkes on June 20. 21 and 2r, and for Fargo on June 23, 24 and 25. are the survivors of he schooner E. H. Cole which was sunk offithe 'New Jersey coast by one The fact that they I oat their ahip and hadnt had a meal for more than 36 houra couldn't keep ...ib happily whan the were landed on good o|d United tatea sail M*in. From left to riflhi Ctttton, William Harl en, CftKUrin H. G. Newcomba, William Jonas and frtaman Samuelson. AMERICAN TROOPS DRIVE GERMANS ACROSS MARNE Cugrty Jipmf a/. anit e-e/i'Ta the navalauthdrities to arm his vessel that he might pro C6G(1 The caiptain is said'to have told naval officers that the sub marine was sighted off the Virginia Capes. could be dispatched with any accuracy of aim the steamship turned toward port, leaving the submarine behind. Unconfirmed reports circulated in A coastwise passenger steamer put into port here today alter sighting an object her officers feared was an enemy submarine. Port officials believe the German craft of the Atlantic coast may have extended their operations to the far southern coa^t, where the object was sighted. Harbor craft were ordered last night to ^proceed from the river mouth into the harbor. HIGH SCHOOL MOTTO HOISTED HIGH ALOFT Residents in the vicinity of the high school were scandalized this morning to. find that during the night the graudating class motto, "Over the Top,'' had been paraphrased, with an appropriate addition to the text, and swung aloft during the night from the cornice of the building. emj wwiw BfScy Buvirdes Charmef ill 'Germain General Foch has thrown American reserves into the great Second Bat tlo of the M&rn6i United States troops on Tuesdayattacked a German force which cross ed the Marne south of Jaulgonne' (indicated by the arrow on the map), and after a short but fierce fight threw them back across the stream and des troyed the bridges. It was the first time the Germans had attempted to force a crossing of the famous river since the start of their drive, and America is to be con gratulated that it was her own soldiers Who frustrated the enemy. The Americans captured 100 prisoners in the battle. They are also tak ing part in the Marne battle at Neuilly wood, according to the announce ment.of the Frencji war, office. SUBMARINE CHASES AMERICAN STEAMER LOADED WITH FOOD BACK INTO HER HOME PORT Atlantic Pprt, June.8^-An Am^ican stwpMrlqajM foodstuffs put back to pprt here today and reported chased by a submarine. The ship's captain was said to have re Vine itfe •6arty-sv*i ith en she had be Before shipping were that a German U-boat either had been captured or sunk off the Virginia coast yesterday by a United States destroyer. A destroyer which has been patrolling the coast in this vicinity returned to port' oday. Members of the crew refused to talk regarding their operations. .. torpedoes circles here today KAISER BILL'S CUP WORTH ONLY $40 New York, June 8.—German proof of the saying that all is not gold that glitters, was forthcoming here today with the disclosure that the "magnifi cent" cup which Emperor William awarded to the American winner of his ocean yacht race In 1905 was not gold and was not worth $5,000 as was announced at that time. It was made of pewter with a thin veneer of gold and was worth scarcely $40. The deception recoiled against the emperor during the recent Red Cross drive, it was revealed today as it was auctioned and reauctioned until it ad ded $120,000 to the nation's mercy fund. President Wilson was in the audi ence when the "gold" trophy, bear ing the emperor's likeness engraved on the side, was smashed with a ham mer on the stage of the Metropolitan opera house here a few weeks ago. Persons who had desired to' see the cup broken had paid $5 each to the Red Cross to get on the stage. The "gold" remnants were later to have been sold for cash for the Red Cross, but the dealer to whom they were of fered said they were pewter, and he was not an alchemist. Wilson won the Marshall's yacht at Atlantic the race for which the cup was prize. _____ HEALTHY RAIN WAS GENERAL OVER STATE WEDNESDAY EVENING Central North Dakota was visited by another healthy shower Wednes day evening, when .35 of an inch of rain fell at BiBsmarck .49 at Ellen dale .25 at Bottineau ..62 at Devils Lake: .70 at Lisbon .45 at Jamestown, and .35 at Minot. Rain was also gen eral in the Red River valley, Wahpe ton reporting 55 and Larimore .53. While there were local evidences ol wind and electric storms west of the river, no damage had been reported up •to a late hour today. Some phones are out of commission in the city. DRAKE ATTORNEY HERE. .John Sell) pf Drjal$e is in Bismarck on legai business. I t". y" a"', LAiSli* EDlflON PRICE FIVE CENTS. ENTIRE HUN OFFENSIVE IS PUSHED BACK Wedge Driven Into the Teuton Forces North at Chezy— Positions Improved FEW MINOR ENGAGEMENTS French Take Heights East Hautevesnes Attack Over Big Front By ASSOCIATED PRiESS Allied pressure against jthe German lines northwest of Cha teau Thierry shows no indica tion of relaxing. .The enemy having yielded readily to-the first thrust against him pn Thursday, the entente forces have pursued their advantage and are realiz ing new progress in a series of local operations. The whole German line at the tip of the salient driven info the allied front has been pushed back in this process. The allied line is now astride the}Clignon and points of vantage nave been se cured north of that stream. According to reports from the front the attack of Thursday be gan over a front of about three miles, but the reaction has now spread until it extends from hill No. 204, west of Chateau Thier ry, to Dammard, over seven miles to the northwest. Along all this line the allies have won ground with encouraging rapid* ity. The official statement issued by the French war office men tions two violent attacks against the Bouresches-le-Thiolet line. It is on this section of the new battle line that the American marines have been in action and they probably are still operating here. The fact that both Ger man assaults were repulsed with heavy losses indicates thaij these Americans are still fighting with their initial vigor. According to official state ments the heights east of Hau tevesnes'have been'taken by the French, which mayindicate that a wedge has been driven into the German lines north of the Clig non and that the remnant of the Germans further north at Chezy and Dammard may have been ac celerated by the danger of be ing trapped by the rapidly ad vancing allies. Further north the French have improved their positions in the neighborhood of Ambleny, while at Faverolles, in the Villers-Cot terets area a violent bombard ment is reported. Patrol engagements of a minor nature are reported from the British front. American marines and French troops on the sector northwest of Chateau Thierry have driven the Germans back two and a half miles on a front of six miles and (Continued on J$jg§ S&pJ wj V1 1 1*/-» of DIRECTED TROOPS Washigton, D. C.? June 8. —General Pershing person ally directed jthe fighting of American troops at Cantig ny, from which place the Germans were driven with a loss of 200 prisoners, mem bers of the senate military committee were told today at their weekly conference with war department offl-" cials. '-1 The village was taktn', by the Americans May 28 and all German attempts to ri capture it have been in vain. The important part Amer ican troops have tpdeen jta checking the re^MJeriaaiif} drive was told to the aena tors, who were informed* that the advance piictlcaBjrv 1 has stopped for the time be* ing.