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itv THE WEATHEB Partly cloudy tonight. BURNQUIST GAINING ON LATERETDRNS lecord Vote Cast in Minnesota —Total May Reach 350,000 JEAGUE MEN DEFEATED sventh Congressional District Is Only One in Doubt— Lundeen Is Beaten COMBINE ON MEYEiRS. Minneapolis, Minn., June 19.— Complete returns from Monday'* primary election in ''Minneapolis, show a plurality of 2,723 vote* for J. E. Meyer* in the hot'race for nomination* for mayor. May or Thomas Van Lear, who was indorsed by the socialist organiza tion was second on the li*t and will oppose Meyers at the elec tion. The five candidate* who were eliminated at the primary today sent messages of support •JLand congratulation to Meyer*. fH Complete return* for congress man from the fifth district, gave Walter Newton of Minneapolis, a plurality of 2,018 votes over Errv :est Lundeen who sought renomi nation on the Republican ticket. St. Paul, Minn., June 19.—As Gov ernnor J. A. A. Burnquist maintained bis big lead over Charles A. Lindberg of Little Falls, for the Republican nomination for governor, interest in the state wide primary election re turns today shifted to the sharp con •test for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Returns for Governor on the Repub lican ticket from 2,617 precincts out in! 3.119 in the stateviclve Burnquist 113,140 andUndberjfo*j34,769. fceturna for goveftk»r compiled at ^15 o'clock jfcis afternoon from 1,650 incts ga&jCdlMtOck 12,878 and eaton 11,6w TOtes eturns fronr 1*543 precincts gave id E. Wheaton of. Minneapolis. 11, votes wyie W, L. Comstock of nkato, the other Democratic can ate receivedl£,412. Comstock had hree to one leAd On the face of thfe SS?W859i&&* eturns fron»2,498 of 3,119 precincts governor, ota the Republican tick gave Burnquist 180,156 and Lind J-g 131,493. For Republican Lieuten ai|t governor,^-l-WS precincts gave Ffwnksori^.^WP Cfine 71,040 and Stephens-40,73tl .^iiitEsOn is the in cumbent. tv: ('ft'- Clifford L. Ifllton continued to hold leadfAf rtinomlnatton for attorney general.bti'thfe Republican ticket. His majority'ovdr Thomis"^ Sullivan 6f St. Paul, was 11,700 with half of the returns compiled. For clerk of the 'supreme court, Irv ing A. Caswell, of Anoka who had had a hard three cornered fight for renom (nation, still leads the field. Half of the state gave him 08,041 Herman Mufeller, St. Cloud, 63,785 and George G. Magnuson, St. Cloild 52,061. The other Republicans holding Vitate offices have such large majorities that their renominatlon is seemingly assur ed. The bitter struggle between Nonpartisan league ,and Repub lican candidates fpr success- at the state-wide primary election last Monday, .has beenyreflected by tbe record breaking yote. In 1916 the primary vote wa»*168,308 available re turn, from 2,2w of 3,119 precincts give a total of 285,678 votes cast for governor on .Monday and it is expect ed that the total gubernatorial vote prnhablv will reach MtyiyOO. Governor J. A. A. Furnquist leads his opponent, Charles A. Lindbergh In the race for the Republican nom ination by more than 50,000. The lat est gures, representing 2£79 precincts out of 3,119 in the state and includ ing 27 complete counties, give: Burn quist 167,923 Lindbergh 117,755. The lead of Judge 'Wi. L. Comstock of Mankato over Fred E. Wheaton of Minneapolis for the Democratic nom inationfor governor Was further re duced by early returns today and at 10 a. m. the Mankato candidate was only K?8 ahead. (Reports from 1, 358 precincts gave Comstock 12,207 and Wheaton 10,949. Ottertail county returns will further deruce Comstock's Jead, it was said, but the figures were not obtainable. IRetiirns available this morning indi cate that from one to three of the present state officers are in danger of being defeated in their fight for re nomination. Irving A. Caswell, clerk of the supreme cotirt, held a lead or but 3,119 votes over Herman Mueller of St. Cloud, with less than half o( the state precincts heard from. Al though Clifford L. Hilton, attorney general, and Thomas Frankson, lieu tenant governor, had majorities of 10,000 cr more, political leaders de clared that precfacts unreported might change the situation consider ably. 1525 precincts out of 3119 give Burn quist 127,126 Lindbergh, 7£,259. 250 precincts received: Lieutenant Governor, Frankson 14,464, Crane 8, 804 Stephens 5.990- Secretary of State, 204 precincts— Schmall 19,643, Malmberg 8,342. Railroad and Warehouse Commis sioner—239 precincts, Putnam 16,698, Tillnuist 10,676. Clerk Supreme Court, 2'42 precincts —Casswell 11,023, Manguson 8,018, Mueller 8,798. Governor, Democratic, 268 precincts —Comstock. 6,049. Wlheaton, 2.456. State Auditor. 241 precincts—Preus, 19,886 T. Josvold, 8,737. (Continued on Page Three.) Want Law to Ban Hun Language from Schools of Wisconsin Ashland, Wis., June 19.—The Wis consin legislature will be asked to en act a law at the next session provid ing for the abandonment of the study of German in the public and paroch ial schools of the state, according to a resolution adopted by the Wiscon sin department G. A R. last night. Another resolution passed by un animous vote, favors dishonorable dis charge, internment and the cutting off of pensions of members haying pro German leanings. Definite action is expected to be ta ken at next year's convention provid ing for the holding of annual meet ings at the state capital. THREElLLiON WORKMEN ARE BEHINDWILSON Samuel Gompers Gives Inspiring Message to Chief Execu tive of Nation DISCUSSES CHILD LABOR Declares No Wage Worker Will Scab on United States in This Struggle St. Paul, Minn., June IS.—Secretary of Labor William B. Wilson, address ing the annual convention of the Am erican Federation of Labor today con veyed President Wilson's high appre ciation of the United States efforts of organized labor in preparing the country industrially for the war. In response President Gompers of the federation said: 'We ask you to take home to your chief—our chief—the great interpre ter of freedom, Justice and democracy the message of men of the labor move ment: 'Nearly 3,-000,000 strong, we are with you, Wodrow Wilson, Secretary Wilson, who is now member of the United. Mine Workers Union, was accorded an ovation on jcoBiRlet|on. oU JWfr -address, Delegates to the convention liirtened^withkeqn attentfofi as he* aelaiWd fho gr«d«l increase in wages iud ittiftfoived'toork ing conditions in the last titty years, which came, he said, aft a result of persistent, intelligent action by trade unionists. After declaring that the American government was forced to enter the war because Germany was threatening the destiny of this country, the speak luitunued on pace two) MEAT REJECTED BY ARMY AS UNFIT FOR USE New York, June 19.—Hundreds of thousands of pounds of meat intended for use on American battleships, fur nished by the Wilson and Company Chicago packers, have been rejected because as unfit for use, Captain C. S. Williams of the navy, testified today at the inuiry by the federal1 trade commission into charges that bad meat is being furnished to the navy. Captain Williams, when asked if he had ever rejected any meat from Wil son and Company, offered for the navy department, replied: "Yes, have rejected a great many hundreds of thousands of pounds. One lot consisted of 300,000 pounds of smoked ham." The reason it was re jected, Captain Williams said, was be cause it was "sour and smeary." He added further in reply to a ues tion that an item of 428,000 pounds of meat had been declined and that on another occasion 110,588 pounds of ham shipped to the battleship Missou rl, after delivery had been found "un sound and dangerous." PROHIBITION FOR NATION IS URGED Washington, June 19.—Mr. Colby said he appeared at the request of Chairman Hurlay as a representative of the shipping board. Of the pending Jones prohibition amendment to the emergency agriculture bill he said: "We believe that the effect of legis lation would be to reduce the efficien cy of the workers in the shipyards an educe the output of tonnage to a sub stantial amount." Concluding arguments in favor of prohibition were made by William J. Bryan, who, replying to Mr. Colby, de clared history showed labor is more efficient without liquor than with it. He quoted Premier Lloyd George as saying that England was fighting Ger many, Austria and drink, with drink as the greatest enemy. While-favoring total prohibition Mr. Bryan said he believed a reasonable tithe should be given for putting into effect the amendment. In line with that opinion he said he would recom mend that production of intoxicating, liquors should be reduced by -percent age until'the nation had betomci dry. THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. No. 156. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA,WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1918. im N Rivoli FRENCH OFFICIAL WAR STATEMENT Paris, June 19.—The Germans last night, 4after violent preparatory bom bardment began an attack on the Rheims fronjt between Vrigny and La Pompelle, the war office announced today. The Freich are resisting the German blow with entire success On the western front of the attack the enemy was not able even 10 reach the French line, in the center be fore the city. The Germans were completely repulsed and suffered hea vy losses. Bast of Rheims the French were eualiy successful. The statement follows: "Last night at 6 o'clock the Ger mans delivered a violent preparatory artillery fire along the whole front of RheiniV Irom^he region of Vrigny, FRENCH CHECK NEW DRIVE SHELL BURSTING IN ITALIAN TRENCH! This photograph, taken in the north of Italy, was snapped just at the moment when an Austrian shell burst over an Italian trench. /Note how the soldiers are crouching low to avoid bjing struck by shell fragments. BRAVE ALPINE MACHINE GUNNERS The Italian Alpine troops are famous for their bravery. This photo shows an Alpine machine gun squad in the front trenches. SPOT NEWS MAP OF ITALIAN FRONT Bra •"Bnban iSWIt west of the city, as far east as La Pompelle. At 9 o'clock the enemy in fantry began an attack on the French positions between these two po.Mitfc. "The French troops resisted the German attack with complete success, the counter barrage of the French ar tillery proving very strong. "Betwen Vrigny and Ormes, German assault troops were stqpped-. by\the French fire and forced to return many times to their lines of departure and were not finally able io reach the French positions. "Around Rheims violent combats developed during the course of which the enemy suffered heavy losses and was everywhere repulsed "East of Rheims the fighting like wise ended to the advantage of the French. The Germans having been successful in penetrating the woods northeast of Sillery, were driven out by a French counter-attack. "Prisoners taken in the region of Rheims declared that the town was i77F* YtettM MIAT attacked by three divisions which were ordered to take the place at a!- costs during the night." The front of the new German at tack is the semi-circle drawn by the enemy about the city, of Rheims in the recent offinsive on the Aisne front. The Rheims region comprised the left flank of the German attack. Ground was given by the French on both sides of the cathedral city, but the town itself and the nearby protecting forts were held. RAID GERMAN LINES. London June 19.—British troops last night successfully raided the German lines in the region of the south of Hebuterne. north of 'Albert, the war office announced today. A British post recently taken by the Germans near Vieux Berquin, on the northern side of the Lys salient, was recap tured. SOme prisoners and two ma chine guns being taken in the opera tion. HUNS LAUNCH OFFENSIVE BEFORE CITY OF RHEIMS TO STRAIGHTEN, OUT LINE Italians Putting Up Desperate Fight to Hold Aus trians Along Piave River—Slight Gains Made in Italy by Enemy (By ASSOCIATED PRESS) Standing firmly before the war stricken city of Rheims, the French have checked a new German drive launched last night, five days after the offensive on the Montdidier-Noyon line came to a halt. In the fighting the active battlefront has been extended to a point five miles southeast of the Cathedral City. HEAVY BOMBARDMENT At 6 o'clock Tuesday evening the German artillery began a heavy bombardment between Vigny, west of Rheims„to the village of La Pompelle, on the north bank of the Vesle river .east of that city. Three hours later the Teutonic infantry stormed out of their trenches to begin the assault. According to the official statement issued at Paris the Germans were nowhere successful in their at tempts to enter the French lines, being repulsed with heavy losses* FOURTEEN MILES LONG The front over which the new attack was launched is approx imately 14 miles in length. It has been expected that the Germans would sooner or later attempt to straighten out their lines in this region because the close of the Aisne offensive left the allies in a favorable position along the front from the Marne east of Cha teau"" Thierry to the region north of Chalons. Having interior lines they are able to quickly concentrate their forces on either side of the angle having it's apex at Rheims. GROUND IRREGULAR The ground over which the Germans are attacking west of Rheims is rather high and irregular. To the north of the city it is more level and to the east the French, being between the enemy and the Vesle river, would be operating at a disadvantage were it not for wooded hills which they hold on each side of the village of La Pampelle. The connection between this assault and the- one delivered between Montdidier and Noyon last week is rather difficiflt to trace, except that a straightening of the line would be of^idvan-/ tage to the foe. Raiding operations are reported from the Britisli^|piit8 ill the Somme and Lys sectors. Washington, June 19.—Sacking of the American hospital at Tabriz, Per sia and seizure of thle American and British consulates there by invading Turkish troops was reported to the state department today by the Ameri can minister at Teheran." If the report as it reached the min ister is officially confirmed, the out rages may be considered an act of war and settle the long pending ques tion of whether the Ottoman .allies of Germany should be formally listed among America's enemies. According to today's dispatch the Turks sacked the hospital over the protest of the Spanish consul in charge as representative of American interests and in defiance of the Span ish flag flying over the building. The hospital at Tabriz is a Presby terian missionary institution establish ed several years ago. For several months the situation has been so ser ious that the force has been greatly reduced and a few days ago it was reported to the state department that the last American had gone. There have been vigorous demands in congress for declarations of a state of war between the United States and Turkey and Bulgaria. President Wil son and the state department, how ever, have not regarded this step as necessary or desirable, since these al lies of Germany so far have not been rought into actual conflict with Americans. Identify Hospital. New York, June 19 —Officials of the Presbyterian board of foreign missions here today identified the American hospital sacked by Turkish troops at Tabriz Persia, as the Colton Memorial hospital which was endowed' by a Philadelphia family by that name and established several years ago through the Presbyterian board. Turtle Lake Wins McLean County's interscholastic Washburn, N. D., June 19.—Turtle Lake carried off most of the ribbons at the McLean county interscholastic meet, held at Underwood on Friday. Washburn, which had won the cup two years hand running previously, came in second, while IWilton got third place. Considering war conditions. Under wood, Cole 'Harbor and Dogden. and Mercer made excellent showings. Despite the heat and a hard wind, the race meet ran off in a smooth manner. With a fence to keep out the crowd, the arrangements were put through without a 'hitch by Coun ty I Superintendent McCurdy. The grounds were black with automobiles from all sections of the county. SPEAKS AT PAINTED WOODS. Governor Frazier returned at noon today from a speaking tour and left this afternoon for Painted Woods, where he and Attorney General ling er will address a Nonpartisan league rally this evening. fV' x\ LAST EDITION1 PRICE FIVE CEN1B* Fierce attack* are' being made by the Austrians to overcome the Italian resistance along the PUve 'but the defensive line still holds. Apparently the ..enemy sees .his .hope^pt sticctiM in enlarging his galna having been given dlaibtroui cItyKkf in the mbuntains from west of AafiK go to the Piare. in the mountains the .Austrian^ hive been generally on the defehrive since they were checked and then IhroVn back in the first day. of the offen sive. The French and British around Aslago are under a heavy enemy bom bardment and the French Tuesday1re pulsed a strong local Austrlan effort. Along .the Val Suganna and against the Bastion of Monte Graphs, the en emy holds further attacks in abeyance. Gaint Not Known. Along the nearly thirty mile Playe line the situation has not improved greatly from an filled viewpoint, al though the Austrians have been de feated at most points In efforts to enlarge their gains. Where and in whfct force the enemy hall crossed the river and how far he his progressed into the Venetian plain are not ot|t Uned clearly but apparently the Ital ians have given most ground on the north around Montello and on the south of Capo Sile. Holding Austrian* From their foothold on Montello, an important plateau three by eight miles in extent which dominates the coun try between Bassano and Trevlso, the Austrians are making violent attempts to drive the Italians off jthe height, while the Italians are fighting' just as determinedly to keep the enemy close to the river bank. The fighting the past two days has been favorable to the Italians. In the center from Maserada to Fossalta, the 4'ustrians are being held well In check and have been unable to mhke any pro gress across the Piave despite re peated attempts. Seemingly the Aus trians have pushed back the Italians several miles between Fossalta and Capo Sile and along the Fossetta can al which runs southwest toward Ven ti. "Hunger Offensive" Cost Dearly.. What gains the enemy have made, however, have been hardly commen surate with the preparations made, the shells expended and iiveB lost. Emperor Charles, unless t|t9 •roops can make swifter progress,-will havo to call off his "hunger offensive" and face the populace at home. Reports reached Switzerland 'that socialist manifestations occurred In Vienna 'Monday. Awaiting Outcome. The Germans apparently are await ing results on the Italian front be fore resuming the offtnsiv* In France and Flanders. Local attacks and intense artillery fire here and there mark the lull in the fighting on the western line. The French and British have Improved their positions at isolated point* be tween Rh#ims and Ypres while re pulsing enemy attempts. The German artillery fire has increased in Intensity from northwest of Montdidier to the Aisne. German patrols have been ictive against the American positions along the Marne but their efforts to pene trate the American lines were ropuls. ed. One enemy patrol was almost wiped out by the American machine gun fire. BANK BOARD TO MEET. The state bank deposits guaranty board will meet in a final session Thursday. When it completes Its la bors everything will be fat readiness for the placing of the bank deposits guaranty act. in operation July l..