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isfV 4 Wit* THE WEATHEK I^Pirfty cIMidjTtonight. 5 TWO TRAINMEN FATALLY BURNED AT JAHESTOWK Engineer' Luce atid Fireman Brackeen Victims of Washout Caused by Heavy Rains SIX INCHES PRECIPILATION Passenger Engine of Midland Continental Turn Over Occu pants Scalded to Death Torrential rains at Jamestown' Monday wrecked the engine at tached to he Midland-Continen tal railroad causing the death by scalding of Engineer Thomas Luce and Thomas P. Brackeen, fireman. The train was coming to Jamestpwn from Edgely. As it neared the city it ran into a washout and turned over. Both men were brought to the Trinity hospital fatally scalded and died in the evening. They are both married and leave families: None of the passengers was injured. The train with the ex ception of the engine held to the tracks. 4 Thomas Luce was well known in Mandan. He was. employed at the Mandan hotel for some time. Jamestown was in the area of the greatest rainfall yesterday. A total of 6.45 inches fell in a few hours. In the afternoon 3.45 inches fell and in the even ing there was an additional pre cipitation of 3 inches, one of the heaviest rainfalls ever reported in the state. There was some hail. Shocks of grain were almost covered, with water. Basements were floded. Telephone and power wires were put out of commis sion by the lightning. Base ments were flooded and the sew ers 'were unable to carry off the torrents that poured in rivers down tfye'Jtreets* Bismarck feceived only ,81 of rain but nearly all of it came within the period of an hour. It taxed the storm iewers in places. 0. W. Roberts of the local weather bureau stated today that practically no damage was reported to the crop. There was slight hail damage at New Eng land. The rain was general from Bismarck 'east to Jamestown. -»UY W. S. 9.———- BRITISH OIL TANKER SINKS HUN SUBMARINE An Atlantic Port, Aug. 20.—A 400 foot enemy submarine was sunk off the Atlantic coast by a British oil tanker. The tale of the battle was told here today by Capt.' Crosby from his hospital bed where he was taken for treatment. He is in a serious condition and the peculiar part of it all is that until last Friday after land ing in port he was in the best of health. He collapsed after the nerv ous strain of the battle. "The second day out," he said, "I was on the 'bridge at about 3 p. m. There was never a sign of a craft."' He said that he saw the streak made by a torpedo coming toward the tanker. He yelled and t'ie ship was thrown out of its course." "The torpedo missed," he said. "We saw nothing of the U-boat that started the fire but what we did see \yas an other torpedo. We dodged it as pret tily as we could. Then the sub came to the surface with her guiis ready for action. She was all of 400 feet. Our boat was good for 11 knots and we began to go for all she was worth and at the same time firing at the sub marine. Our 26 shots took the sub marine squarely. She did not 'blow up but shifted around slowly and drifted broadside. We made for port as swift as we could travel.. "I am sure that we finished the sub marine." SUBMARINE RAMMED. Washington, Aug. 20.—The navy de partment announced that a captain of an American steamer rammed and probably sunk a submarine on Au gust, 1 of the northern Virginia coast. Thfe steamship struck the sub marine on her port bow bringing her alongside.. The crew hailed in strong German accents saying that -they were friends. "You are no friends of mine..' s.iout ed back the captain. The steamer is now in port with a damaged side. The captain thinks that he sunk the submarine. -BUY W. WILSON RETURNS TO WASHINGTON Washington* Aug. 20.—President Wilson returned to Washington this morning after spending the week end at the,twue of,,Col.. House. His spe- tlci$lt traiu arftoed !,at 8:36 and,.the President and Mrs. Wilson went im mediately to the White House. 1— VV, FREDERICK M. KERBY. (N. E. A. Staff Correspondent.) (Passed by U. S. Censor.) Detroit, Mich., Aug. 20.—Turning out warships as if they were flivvers is a success. Henry Ford told Secretary of the Navy Daniels he would do it, when he undertook the contract for the first 100 Eagle boats—the new submarine chasers designed by the navy depart ment. That was last January. In a few days the plant, which was design ed, built and put into operation in less than six months, hopes to be dropping "Eagles" into the water at the rate of one a day. "Dropping" is the correct term they are not launch ed. The River Rouge plant of the Ford Motor company .where I spent the day inspecting the production of the new navy boatp, is called a shipyard It looks like a vast factory and it is in fact a steel fabricating, assembly and equipment plant. These boats are built on moving platforms, conveyed on wheels they are made of steel parts fabricated in endless quantity ahd put together with rivets they are wheeled out to the water's edge, placed on a platform operated by hydraulic jacks, and plat form and all is let down into the wa ter and the ship floated away. It is the theory of "flivver" production and applied to ships. Plant Built In Three Weeks. Within 24 hours plans were being drawn, and details or the buildings worked out. The site op which the great plant stands was partly under water. It was filled the river was dredged, a canal was cut to the fac tory doors, and work begun on the buildings. The fabrication shop was built in three weeks. Long before the 1,700 foot assembling buildings was finish ed, the fabrication shop was produc ing plates, angles, channels, etc., so that the first ship could be begun as soon as the assembling plant was ready. The first complete "Eagle" went into the water July 15. Eighteen ships are under way now. In a few days thete will be 20 on the shipways—the ca pacity of the plant.' Before long a ship a day will go into the water. These boats should not be confused with the 110-footers—the original sub marine chasers. These are far larger Railwaymen Join Strike In Ukrainia (By Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n.) London. Aug. 20.—The railwaymen of Ukrainia have joined the 75,000 re volting peasants in defiance of the, Germans and are nowWstrike 200,000' strong. THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. No. 207. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA,TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1918. HOOVER IN LONDON V. -VV* Food Controller Hoover photographed^ in London with two little girls representing 100,000 British children who expressed to him their thanks to the children of America.for their self-denial at the food table, which enabled British children to be fed. The parcels at Hoover's feet contain the 100,000'letters from the children. FORD'S SHIP PLANT SOON TO LAUNCH 'EAGLE' A DAY Worships Turned Out Like Flivvers in Great Steel Fabricating Factory on the River Rouge 1 and more powerful vessels. They are, in fact, halfway between the "chaser" and the "destroyer" type, two hundred feet long and 500 tons displacement. The plant is laid out systematically, so that the steel is fed into one end while at the other completed boats, with naval crews, guns, stores and supplies aboard, sail away to the At lantic. Across from it is the navy department's cantonment, where the naval crews to man the ships are be ing trained. Thf boats are made out of sheet steel stampings, pressed from sheet metal. In the fabrication shop these plates—keel, floors, beams, angles, frames—are shaped, and then run through great punching machines that cut out dozens of rivet holes at a time. Service railways run from the shop to (the'assembling plant, which covers 13 acres of floor space. The keels are laid and the complete hulls built on .12x12 timber mounted oh 12 standard steel car trucks, -operatiiig on ordinary rails. There is room for seven of these trucks in each ship way ,and there are three shipways. To the keel the frames are added, then the bulkheads, plates, the decking, and at the seventh operation the hull is complete and the boat ready for launching. 1 Secretary Daniels called Henry Ford to Washington last January to ask him if he would undertake the job of building the new "Eagles." Ford saw no reason why ships could not be build in quantity like automobiles. So the contract was signed January 17. How Boats Are Launched. At the lower end of the assembling plant, a great transfer table oper plaiu, a great transfer cable oper ates. Onto thisv the car trucks car rqing the complete hull are run, and this table connects With the launching bridge. The boat and its carriage are run onto the bridge and by means of large hydraulic jacks, the whole is lowered into the water. The carriage with its trucks is lowered away from the boat, thus allowing it to float free. After launching the hull is floated down to the outfitting shop, where the boiler, engines and other equipment is added." More than 5,000 men are at work now. The vista of ships on the plat forms, with the three nearly complet ed hulls far away at the lower doors, and the three lines tapering down until the lower end of the keel only the keel and skeleton ribs represent the ships, conveys a clear idea of the plan- of the whole thing. One can act ually see these boats creeping for ward day by day to their places in the fleet that is hunting the U-boats. The "Eagles" will be sent to the Atlantic through the New York State Barge canal. The fuel is oil, and the steaming radius is sufficient, to take them across the Atlantic. Ford is building the engines in a big addition to his original automobile plant. LL0YI» (JEOBUE'S CANE AUCTIONED FOR *500 (By Newspaper Enterprise ASS'II.J London, August 20.—Premier Lloyd George's walking stick brought $500 at an auction in aid of the Blind Sol Wiers* CliiMreitf'fufrd. Sif'"Edward Car sou's 'blackthorn brought $325. CUSTODIAN AT INDIAN SCHOOL UNDER ARREST N. J. Howard Caldwell Charged With Misappropriating Gov ernment Goods HELD AT COUNTY JAIL Waives Examination and is Bound Over to the Federal Grand Jury by Fort. J. Howard Caldwell, custodian of the Bismarck Indian school was ar rested today by Sheriff John French upon complaint of Superintendent Thompson, chasged with misappropri ating goods belonging to the govern ment to the value of f1,000. Caldwell was arraigned before Uitit ed States Commissioner John Fort and waived examination and was bound over to the federal grand jury under *1,000 bond. He was unaible to furnish sureties, but friends were in hopes of doing so before the day was over. The disclosure followed an examina tion of the local food administrator who alleges that he found. 0 pounds of sugar and 70 pounds of flour in Caldwell's basement after his atten tion had 'been called to the fact by Supt. Thompson of the school. In foraging for the food supplies, it is alleged by Thompson thfat govern ment stores were found to the value of some $1.000 that had been secreted by Caldwell and partially used. 'Mr. CaldweH maintains that these government goods got mixed with his and that when an accounting was made that he restored the goods or their equivalent in money and that all that he Is guilty of is carelessness in handling the government's prop erty. He admits that technically speaking he was in the wrong, but that he nev er had any criminal intent to defraud the government or anyone. Supt. Thompson, however, in his complaint alleges that the goods were taken with intent to steal from the federal government. Oaldwell'swife IF sick and in A pre carious condition. He alleges that he has surrendered an automobile and borrowed what money he could get at a local, bank to make up any discrep ancy which an examination of hfs books 'by government agents dis closed. When the school was formally closed here last fall. Mr. Caldwell was sent from Fort Yates as a cus todian. Later Supt. Thompson was assigned to the school and in tne checking up process that followed the alleged discrepancies, showed up. Mr. Caldwell has been in the Indian service for a'bout three years. BUY W. «. s. GIRL'S LEGS GOT OFF IN RAIL ACCIDENT Glen Ullin,. Aug. 20.—Therese Mar tin, 8 year old daughter of Joseph M. Martin, is in a Dickinson lyspital with both legs (cut off below the knee and a right hand severed when she was run down by a freight train at the crossing here. She was sent on an er rand and tried to pass a moving train. Her parents rushed the girl to a Dick inson hospital. DON'T WAIT FOR COLLECTOR All city subscribers of The Tribune are asked to call at office and settle for their pa per so that the management can continue delivery each day after October 1. The war industries board has ordered papers stopped after October 1,1 where sub scribers are in arrears. This ruling applies to mail sub scribers as well as those on the city list. It will be impossible in such a short time to reach all city readers so if you do not desire to miss any copies kindly call at Tribune office and ask for cirftulation department. Collectors are now checking up the various routes. Be prepared when called upon to pay all past due subscriptions as the carrier boys should not be asked to make more than one" call for the remittance. After October first incom pliance with order of war in dustries boarfl, the Tribune must, drop from its list all subscribers who .are delin quent. The Tribune asks the co operation of its readers ana gives this notice so that no one may be cut off without due warning. NATION-WIDE PROBE INTO COSTjOFLIYING Information Will Be Gathered From Families Regarding Annual Expenditure Washington, Aug. 20.—Country-wide investigation of the cost of living was started today by the labor depart ment! Information will be gathered from families regarding their annual expenditures .for food, housing, cloth ing, furniture, and miscellaneous ex penditure,!. This information is ex pected to be' useful not only to the government but to ttye housewife as well, enabling her to know exactly what she is getting for her money. From data gathered by the bureau, an1 increase of f3 per cent over the price prevailing June 30 is shown on certain foods within a month's time. Navy 'beans decreased 2 per cent, and lard and coffee less than one-tenth per cent. Fresh beef and chicken. show the highest increases, advancing 36 per cent. Increases averaging 69 per cent were shown for the five year period from July 1, 191:1 to June 30, 1918. BUY W. S. S. EXPECTS TO REGISTER 158,000 Washington. Aug. 20.—Revised esti mates announced today by General Crowder showing that 153,000 men have become of age since June last and should register next Saturday. Of this number it is believed that half will go into class on find be subject to immediate call. It is expected that 1,098 will register in North Dakota. CALLS FOR 2,500. St. 'Paul, Minn., Aug. 20.—New draft cals for 2,500 general service and 800 special service registrants were re ceived today from Washington. The men will leave for Camp Grdnt be tween Sept. 3 and 6. Thirty-five ne groes, the last in Class 1, are called. 18,300 LABORERS NEEDED. Minnesota today received a call for 18,390 unskilled laborers for immedi ate service. The telegram caine from the Council of National Defense at Washington, and stated the U. S. "is faced with a shortage of 1.000,000 un skilled laborers in war industries." PROTEST~ORDER. Washington, Aug. 20.—Organized la bor has voiced its emphatic opposition to' any work or fight amendment 'be ing inserted in the new man power bill extending draft ages to from 18 to 45. F. Morrison presented labor protest to the military committee today, ap pearing in support of Gompers' pro test. He declared that the application o? this 'rule to deferred classifications would amount to a conscription of la bor and be a reflection upon the loy alty of the American workman. Con scription of American labor he said would be bitterly resented in every corner of the earth. After discusislhg certain phases of the bill with Dr. Mann of the war de partment, the committee closed its hearings and went to work upon the bill. It will be reported in a few days and should be ready for debate in the'senate by Thursday. It will be substantially as^drawn by the war de partment without a "work or fight" amendment. JUY W. S. S. WHEAT GLUTEN FOR GERMANY CONFISCATED Xew York, Aug. 20—Seizure of the government of 1,0.77,000 pounds of de vitalized wheat gluten whieh was said to have been destined for- Germany through Switzerland was announced, today by A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property custodian. The grain worth about $200,000 was discovered in June in a warehouse here ready for shipment overseas. It will be sold at public auction August 26th. The commodity had been stored by a German firm. Wheat Gluten is used in the making of diabetic foods and has a high nutritive value, and is al so used ift the making of extracts. ——BL.'V W. S. FI. Murman Railway Workers Are Sick (By Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n.) Stockholm, Aug..20—Sixty per cent of the railway workers on the Murman railway, running from Petrograd to the Arctic coast, are reported to he suffering from typhaid'fever and scur vy as result oli,the. la«k offood stuffs. S MORE MILES GERMANS HOLDING YITAL SECTOR HAVE RETIRED BETWEEN AISNE AND OISE RIVERS HOLD ON ROYE WEAKENED BY ALLIED ADVANCE Retirement. In Old Picardy Battlefield the Teutons have been Launching Fruitless Counter Attacks. Lys Salient is Rapidly Being Flattened Out By I (By Associated Press) GAIN TWO MILES. London, Aug. 20.—The French army attacked on a front of ten miles between the Oise and Aisne and reached a depth of two miles. This advance endangers the whole Gerrhan position on the river Aisne. It is possible that a general retirement will follow. Five hundred Germans have been captured in an attack north of Roye. The French have taken Bracquemont-Fendu wood and have occupied Beuvraignes according to advices. It is reported that the French have made progress southeast of tl\e latter place. FOUR MILE ADVANCE. London, Aug. 20.—According to latest advices reaching Lon don, the French have made good progress everywhere on a fifteen mile front. Advance on this front has been four miles since Saturday. German forces holding the vital sector of the battle front between the Aisne and Oise river were hurled back over a 10-mile front this morning by the French. It is stated that the French have penetrated the enemy positions to a depth of two miles. This attack which is a continuation of the assault made north of Soissons Sunday night is said to endanger the whole Geitnan positions on the Aisne. It is added the French success will prob ably be followed by a German retirement from Soissons to Chem ins des Zames. An advance of two miles in this sector would seem to place the Germans both along the Aisne and at Soissons in a dangerous position. LOCAL SUCCESSES. Unofficial dispatches also stajte local successes have been achieved by the French from the Oise northward to well past Roye. The line as it is traced in dispatches seems to be very close to the town of Lassigny, for which the French have been fighting for the last week or more. HOLD WEAKENED. The German's hold on Roye also seems to be weakened by the recent progress of the French north and south of the town. It would appear Roye is not virtually enveloped on three sides. Just northwest of Soissons the French have occupied the village of Vassens, which is on the eastward bank of a small stream which flows into the Oise river at Morsain, a town to the southeast, which was capttired by the French yesterday. LAUNCH COUNTER ATTACKS. In the old Picardy battlefield, the Germans have been launch ing repeated counterattacks against the British in the vicinity of Chilly, which is north of Roye. These assaults were repulsed by the British. The old Lys salient is rapidly being flattened out by the Ger man retirement, from the extreme westerly .positions held by them after their April offensive. The British official statement shows that the line now runs from Merville, on the north, to the vicinity of Locon, on the south, leaving a large triangle of aban doned territory in the direction of St. Vincent, which has been occupied by the British. GERMANS REPULSED. London, Aug. 20.—Four German attacks against the' allied positions at Chilly were repulsed. Attacks six miles north of Roye have advanced their lines in the neighborhood of Vieuv Berquin and Outterstween in the Lys salient. The official war statement says that 162 prisoners were captured. IN DESPERATE PLIGHT. London, Aug. 20.—It is believed in Cologne that the Ger mans are weaker on the west front than the Allies believe they are according to a dispatch to London Mail from its Hague cor respondent. He gives this fesume. All leaves from the front have been reudced one half. Men are sent to the front from hospitals before they are fit for action. Letters from the front home are destroyed. Deserters are being treated severely. Wounded horses are seen being driven back to the front with their bandages still in place. The Germans are stealing food sent for French prisoners in order to feed laborers. RUSSIA'S REIGN OF TERROR. London, Aug. 20.—Hundreds of passengers were killed and wounded by an outbreak of the- Leetish guards and rioters at Petrograd. This news is conveyed in a dispatch from the city. The dispatch says that after the city had been without food for two days, the workmen marched up and down the streets shouting: "Down with the Germans, down with the Kremlin. Marshal law has been invoked in Petrograd and the battle between the Leetish guards and rioters continues. TO STRAIGHTEN LINES. Paris, Aug. 20.—Apart from the practical results obtained, the objects of which will be seen more clearly in the near future, the allied attacks betwen the Somme and the Aisne in the last two days modestly called local or line-straightening operations in the war office communications have the effect of keepiftg the enemy on the alert and preventing him from carrying out counter at tacks. The attacks have made it impossible for dorff to group his troops. In parts, it has been hecessary for him to increase the density of the first line.' IMPORTANT ADVANCE London, Aug. 20.—The attack of the French yesterday be tween Matz and the Oise was qn a front of 12 miles, and although the advance was a small one, it is regarded as important, as it carried the French line further down the slofe of Lassigny Massif. The French also moved up the valley of the Oise, the line being between 5 and 6 miles from Noyon. J. L. Whitney, director of the shock troup for Lismarck, today issued a call for thirty shockers to be duely accput ered and at the Grand Pacific hotel not later than 6 p. m. Wednesday .eve ning. It is planned to make a trip of 2,". miles into the country and set up 1100 acres. Forty men are desired and some automobiles to transport them. All proceeds from this volun teer work is turned into the Burleigh county Red, .Cross chapter. •V, Last evening the. shockers motored, to Brittin after the rain. When they WHITNEY, SHOCK TROUP LEADER, ISSUES APPEAL FOR FORTY YOLUNTEER HARVESTERS PRICE FIVE CENTS. General Luden- go tthere they found it fine and dry and the headers busy. They had just set up 100 acres when the rain com menced but the run back to town wa3 made easily. Mr. Whitney reports crops to 'be in good shape but the need for labor 13 apparent everywhere. A closer spirit of cooperation between the city and the farm is evident as a result of these parties. The parties will leave evening 'from the Grand Pkeififc Sl-Ftorig1 as necessary.