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THEWBATHEK qinIrally pair 5 KILLED IN STILL RJUDS BY GOVERNMENT Intensive Roundup of Illicit Whiskey Distillers is Stasted by Federal Department PITCHED BATTLE FOLLOWS Many Army Slackers and De serters are Caught in Drag. Net Washington, ,\ug. 30.—The biggest intensive roundup of illicit whiskey distillers ever undertaken by the gov ernment has just been completed in the southern mountain districts toy revenue agents. Several hundred illi cit distillers were taken in five who resisted arrest were killed. The raid was conducted mainly in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennes see for five weeks. They cleaned out nests of moon shiners who had ibeen operating with out serious interference for years, and they left behind them follow-up vigil ance committees to prevent the out laws from going back to their busi ness. Over $100,000 worth of illicit copper stills and other paraphernalia, auto mobiles, horses, mules and wagons were etaken. Much sugar found on distillery pjremises was confiscated, and most of it given to the Red Cross. Recommendations for 321 prosecutions have been sent to the department of justice. Most of the moonshiners caught at their stills are behind the ibars in southern jails, more than eight score of army deserters were found partici pating in the traffic. ——flUY W. S. «. SUBMISSION OF H. B. 44 TO BE UNDER CONTEST Attack Upon Regularity of Pro posed Action Planned by Divet Action aimed at setting aside the proposal to submit by the initiatory route, a group of amendments to the state constitution of Nor th Dakota, the amendments in question being in the main the provisions of the famous Nonpartisan House Bill No. 44, defeat ed in the last session of the legisla ture, will be taken this week, it was announced today by Attorhey A. u. Divet of Fargo. Mr. Divet was a member cf the leg islature that defeated House Bill No. 44, and in the proceedings now being framed, he will challenge the legality of proceedings so far had by which the Nonpartisan league Socialist doc trines as set forth in House Bill No. 44 are proposed for submission as amendments to the voters in the gen eral election in November. The supreme court, two years ago, declared in the case of petitions ask ing for a vote on the proposal to re move the state capitol from Bismarck to New Rockford, that the initiative clause of the constitution was not op erative, inasmuch as the legislature had failed to provide the necessary machinery to put it into effect. Petitions Circulated. Notwithstanding that decision, how ever, the Nonpartisan chiefs, determ ined to force the issue of their amend ments, circulated petitions last spring,, and filed them with the secretary of state, asking a vote on the group of 10 amendments.. Secretary of State Thomas Hall, af ter the petitions were filed, asked At torney General William Langer for an opinion as to what course he should take, inasmuch as the supreme court had 'ruled that such petitions were not to compliance with the law and that the initiations clause of the constitution was inoperative. So far as kftown, the attorney gen eral has not given the secretary of state any opinion. Wouldn't Take Responsibility. Recently, when it came time to ad vertise proposed amendments to the constitution of the stte. Secretar of State Hall, who, like the attorney gen eral, was elected as a Nonpartisan, certified the proposed group of amend ments as being slated for a vote in November. The secretary of state is understood to have taken the position that he would not personally assume responsi bility for declining to put the amend ments on the ballot, particularly in view of the fact that the attorney gen eral had declined, or had at least fail ed to give an opinion as requested. BUY W. S. S INSANE LEFT WITHOUT CARE DUE TO WAR The* state hospital for the insane at Jamestown was short 62 men out of a staff of 200 at the beginning of Au gust, and in spite of every effort this shortage has been relieved 'very lit tle at the close of the month. The war has made it almost impossible to obtain competent guards nd attend ants. and the situation at the state hospital is more serious than in the average institution because of the na ture of the work to be done there. ALL SUPPLIES ON HAND MAILED TO REGISTRARS Adjutant General's Office Mov in Rapidly to Expedite Work The adjutant general's office has al ready forwarded to local registration boards 200,000 registration cards cu.OOO certificates of registration and 66,000 questionaires, all of the sup plies which have been received toy the adjutant general's office to date for the registration proposed for Sep tember 5, when more than 100,000 North Dakotans between the ages of 18 and 45 will sign up with Uncle Sam. Governor Frazier will proclaim the registration date as soon as the new manpower act is finally passed by congress. All of the machinery for this ibig registration has already been perfected so far as possible, and it is^ expected to move much more smooth-* ly than did the first registration of June 5, 1917, when the work was new to all of the local boards and the as sistant registrars. BUY »W. S. S. ELEVATOR FUND AIDS FARMERS IN DRY REGION Sum of $116,000 Farmed Out to Banks Where it is Most Needed The terminal elevator fund, for which the state has had no use since Governor Frazier's veto of the termin al elevator bill passed in 1917, was farmed out by the state board of aud its yesterday to state banks in the drouth stricken districts of North Da kota. None of the money will go further east than Kulm. whence the re gion benefitted extends north to Mi not and west to the Montana line. All of the bids received on the term inal elevator fund, which amounts to .*116,04)0, offered five per cent. The board therefore selected banks in re gions hardest hit by drouth conditions of the early summer, believing that it will do something to relieve the stringency in this territory by going back to the farmers in the form of loans. 1 "We did not discriminate between league. b#Bkf- *ind.. non-league institu tions." said State Auditor Kositzky in response to a query. "Some of this money went to our worst enemies, but all of it went to districts where it will be needed." Fifteen banks were awarded $3,000 apiece 35 'banks got $2,000 apiece and one bank got $1,000. Among those re ceiving $3,000 was a Youmns bank. HbY W. S. i. WHY HOOVER ASKS YOU TO SAYE SUGAR BY MILTON BRONNER. Washington, D. C., Aug. 30—Why has Herbert C. Hoover taken s6 much of the sweetness out of the lives of the American people? Answer: So that he can put more sweetness into the lives of the Ameri can troops, the allied armies and the allied peoples. The East Indies source is cut off because of the lack of shipping. •Sugar can come only from United States, Cuba and Hawaiian islands. We used to consume all that sugar ourselves. In the old days we used to eat up 8,218,582,'000 pounds per year. Sugar is a necessary part of the hu man diet. Since the war 'began we have been eating too much and the al lies too little. Italy got down to 9 pounds per person per year and France to 13. If our people will save one-third of what, they used to consume, it is hoped by the food administration to give England and France 20 pounds and Italy 12 pounds per person per an num. And what is perhaps more import ant if we save, there will be ample sugar for the American, British, French, Italian and Belgian armies. The only way to get this sugar is to save it. The food administration won't go into every American kitchen to find whether he is only using two pounds of sugar per month, but there is a check in another way. Sugar is allo cated each month to each state ac cording to population. For a state with .00,000 inhabitants 1.000,000 pounds is allowed. Every person who dishonestly and unpatriotically uses more than the allotted two pounds of sugar, robs some other person of his sugar allowance just as surely as if he entered the other's pantry and car ried away thfe sugar bowl. The world's sugar situation is best illustrated toy a comparison of the wholesale prices per 100 pounds for sugar in the great cities Xew York, $7.30 Montreal, $8.0 Paris $12.28 London, $12.59 Rome, $26.30. 'BtJY W &• NEW CORRESPONDENT C. K. Gummerson to Represent Courier News Here C. K. Gummerson, a young newspa per man well known in other sec tions of the state, has succeeded George McPherson as correspondent for the Courier News at the capitol. Mr. McPherson has gone to St. Paul t6 become assistant to Herbert Gas ton, general editorial manager of the several Townley publications. THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. No. 216. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1918. SlOmer BETHUNt PARIS utterita SSSti mus S. J. Doyle, Democratic candidate for governor of North :Dakota, will «pen his campaign at Carringhon, his former home, on the night of Sep tember 14, and he will close his cam paign in Fargo on the eve of the elec tion, according to announcement made today by W. E. liyerly, chair man of the state committee of the Democratic party. Arrangements already have been made at Carrington for a big tent, as the committee in charge sys it is im possible to obtain any hall in Carring ton with sufficient capacity to handle the crowd that is expected. "Mr. Doyle will make a tour of the entire state from Sept. 14 to the time of the election," said Mr. Byerly. "We are planning an itinerary that will cfirry him into practically every coun ty in the state. Already we have re ceived many offers of active support in the election campaign, and will put many other speakers on the platform. "The work of organization is pro ceeding very satisfactorily, and we have the nucleus of an effective cam paign organization at this time. I am well \satisfied with the progress so far evidenced, and am confident that Mr. Doyle will be enthusiastically supported in his campaign*'. BUY W. S. S.— EARNED INCOME IS TAX PUZZLE Congressmen Must Decide What It Is BY GILSON GARDNER. N. E. Staff Correspondent. Washington. D. C. Aug 30.—How to work out a just tax oi} unearned in comes as compared with earned in-: comes is one of the knotty questions t'eing up the revenue bill. Defining an unearned income is not! an easy task, the committee finds. It recognizes the difference between the income from property inherited and froni property accumulated by the. owner. As a general principle, how ever, an unearned Income is made up of interest, rents and dividends, while an earned income is received from 'business, a profession or person al labor, mental or physical. This would include also the profits from trading, promoting and speculating. Secretary McAdoo before the Ways and Means committee urged a higher rate than 12 per cent on unearned in comes. The committee has been trying to carry out this recommend ation. A majority of the committee are agreed in the matter of taking 80 per cent of war profits, as urged by President Wilson. The treasury Department figures show that the government's outlay of money for war purposes is now con siderably over $1,508,000,000 a month. At this rate, with the increase ex pected. the annual expenditure will approximate 24 billion dollars during the next fiscal year. The revenue bill soon to.'be passed by, the Jiouse will furnish one-third of this money.' ]THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE! SMASH THROUGH HINDENBURG LINE FRUITS OF VICTORY CMetct The broken line shows the Germans' farthest advance this year. The shaded portion is the territory gained by the allies snice Jyly 15. The black is that part of the HUN gains they still hold, the eastern edge of it representing the Hindenburg line, which the British have reached opposite Arras. DOYLE TO OPEN STATE CAMPAIGN AT FORMER HOME 1 1 Opening Gun will be Fired at Carrington Evening of September 14 Scale of Milea ANNUAL REPORTS OF DEPARTMENTS IN PREPARATION I—:— State Highway' Commission's Summary for Year will be Interesting Various reports of state depart ments now are being prepared for sub mission to the governor. Among the most interesting will be thdse of the secretary of state and the state en gineer. 'both of which will deal large ly with the operations of, the motor vehicle, registration department and the expenditure of the funds received through this department by the state highway commission. The state high way commission is one board named by Governor Frazier which has been subjected to compratively little criti cism. The board has met frequently, nd it has under way and planned a system of state and federal aid high ways which will reach evew section of North Dakota. It has also planned for the upkeep of these highways af ter their construction. STENOGRAPHERS WANTS IN Q. M. C. CAPITAL CORPS Excellent Pay Offered Beginners —Living Conditions Improved Washington, D. C., Aug. 29.—The quartermaster's corps, which supplies the soldiers with food and clothing and which has charge of seeing that they get their pay, needs a large number of competent stenographers, Capt. W. R. Robinson of the organization branch, methods control division announced to day. Any stengrapher who can qual ify will be given $1,100 a year to start with increase to $1,200. at the end of three months. A few stenographers, with special qualifications, who can take dictation at not less than 120 words a minute and who have had some secreterial experience have been engaged at $12").00 a month and there is room for more of this type. Those who wish to qualify for these positions may obtain information at every post office in the country, even in the smallest community. Applica tions should be made to the local rep resentative of the national civil serv ice commission with headquarters at the local postoffice. Captain hoibinsn said: "Living conditions in Wshington are more satisfactory than for some time past, and it is apparent that the situation will improve. Work has been started on enormous govern ment dormitories to house 2,400 peo ple and the shipping board has recent ly moved some 2,500 employees away frm Washington. The result has been that the room situation has been eas ed off a little and will, undoubtedly, he better in a short time as the new dormitories are completed. The cost of living in Washington is about the same as it is in Chicago or any other city of that size. Satisfactory room and board can be secured for not to ex ceed $(k.00 or $60 a month. Addition al exepnses will ,of course, vary with the inclinations of the individual." -RUY W. S. 9.———— KENISTON TO TALK George N. Keniston, secretary of the Bismarck Commercial club, will ad dress a patriotic meeting at Oakes on September 8 and will speak at Moffit on September 14. 10,000 POLICE LEAVE POSTS JUONDON Drivers and Substitutes Handle Vast Traffic of England's Metropolis NO DISTURBANCE NOTED Strike for Higher Pay and Rec ognition of Lately Formed Union London, Aug. 30.—•London outside of the square mile composing the city prbper has been without pj'ice pro tection since midnight, when the fam ous metropolitan police for^ went on strike. The police strike became worse as the morning wove on. Many members of the day force joined. Only a small number of the older men remained at their posts. Plain clothes men pick eted the stations and tried to induce the old men still on duty and the con stables to strike. A tour of the metropolitan district! found few men at their posts. Some had donned uniform through failure! to receive notice of the strike, but they later joined their comrades, in one section alone which looks after the working classes 800 men failed to report. Traffic Proceeds as Usual. Refore the heavy traffic appeared in the streets, it was remarkable what little difference the absence of the policemen made. Traffic proceeded as usual. Drivers, many of whom were themselves on strike a week ago, reg ulated the passage of vehicles, and there was little confusion. A call was sent out by Scotland yard for special constables, and by 10 o'clock many of them had reported for work. Heretofore they hafl simply acted as patrolmen in quiet sectors or around public buildings. The stations were not so badly affected as were the streets, as the men of higher rank ~re not so ready to disregard regu lations. Union leaders said at noon' today that 10,000 were on strike. The metropolitan police demand in creased wages, recognition of their union, and the reinstatement of a dis charged man who was active, in the policemen's union. IUV w. s. s. THRESH LATE MOISTURE TOO ABUNDANT NOW First Wheat Marketed Here Loses Grade Because of Dampness RUNS 12 BUSHELS EASILY Evident That General Yield will be at Least Ten to the Acre The Deltox Grass Hug Co., and east ern concern which has 500-acre farm five miles east of Bismarck, Is th« first in this vicinity to market 1918 wheat. Its grain is of high quality and /would run No. 1 generally but for the high moisture content, which has knocked off all the way from one to three grades in samples taken of grain brought in thus far. The com pany will have about 600 bushels of spring wheat. 600 of Durum and 500 of rye, and the wheat is averaging 10 to 12 bushels the acre. "It would be much 'better for all concerned if threshing yvere not done too early in this vicinity," said C. A. Baker, manager of the Russell-Miller Milling Co., with whom this wheat is being marketed, today. "Wheat thar has been properly stacked for two or three weeks will show a comparative ly low moisture content, but the mois ture in wheat that is threshd® now will run high, and at the present prices of wheat, when a grade is knocked off it means a loss. The Deltox Co. is the first we know of in this section to begin threshing." There is a wide range in wheat yields apparent within the area of a single field, where actual threshing tests have run as low as five bushels and as high ,as 23, in the neighborhood of Bismarck. All of the grain appears to be of an unusually high quality, ex cept as to overabundance of moisture, which can be corrected by stacking and delaying threshing. BUY W. H. Violators of Food Regulations Must Pay Red Cross Fargo, Aug. 29.—L. V. Thorson, baker at McVille, nd Roken & Lille mon, general merchants of Wellsburg, have made contributions to the Red Cross as a result of violations of food regulations. Thorson admitted sell ing short-weight bread and paid $20 to the Red Cross. Roken & Lillemon sold wheat flour without substitutes and made false entries on customers' cards. They paid $100 and will make weekly reports to the food adminis tration. MINOT EXAMINER HERE A. Johannsen. examiner for the Mi not district, called upon his chief, State Examiner J. R. Wateis yester day. ALLIES CONTINUE TO HAKE VITAL GAINS IN PICARDY GERMAN RETREAT IS CENERAL Great British Successes Along Cambrai-Arras Road May Shatter Teuton Hopes or Resuming an Offensive Campaign Along This Front. Americans Near German Border on Trip to Berlin. NEAREST BERLIN American troops ea.vt oi Luneville are the nearest allied forces to Berlin, which is 400 miles northeast as the crow flies. .In Southern Alsace the Americans are eighteen miles from the German line. Gloving forward witli sustained power, British armies south and east of Arras appeared to have crashed clear through the Hindenburg line. Dispatches received loday indicate that they have begun to "roll up" the German forces on the front to which'the enemy is retreating along the whole Picardy front. Bulleeourt, which was on the Ilindenburg line was taken this morning, llendecourt and Le Cagnicourt, to the north of Bulleeourt, has fallen before Field .Marshal Haig's men. South of Handecourt, slightly to the east, Rinecourt has been captured by tlie advancing British. East of Arras astride the Scarpe, further gains are reported. The Drocourt-Quent "switch line" now is within striking distance. TAKING COMBLES Further south the British have taken the village of Combles, Mere there was terriffic fighting during the German retirement a year ago last, March. West of Perronne the British have cleared the town of Clery, and they also have crossed the Somme south of Peronne. Alon gthe front from the Somme south to the Novon region thence east to the Ailettc, a sector vital at present, the enemy appears to have checked the French until lie can extract his troops from the perilous position in which they have been thrust. Canadians, it appears, are slowly advancing along the Arras Cambrai road, and are widening the gap in the famous line to which the Germans retired 18 months ago. It seems that any great British success in this region may shatter Germany's hope of conducting an offensive campaign along this front. SEVERE FIGHTING Tokio, Monday, 26th.—There lias been severe fighting between the allies forces and the Bolsheviki Red Guards on the Ussuri river front, along the Manchurian border. The Japanese casualties in the last few days numbered 170, including officers. British troops this morning pushed forward in an easterly direction from Bapaume. The British have advanced to north of Lens. At one place they pushed forward foe a distance of a thousand yards. LeTransloy, oil the Bapaume-Pciwjne high rrtad was reported to have been captured this morning. PROGRESSING FAVORABLY. With French Army in France, Aug. HO.—The advance is progress ing very favorably with Gen. Mangin. The Germans are making the most determined resistance against, the' French army in an effort to prevent it from gaining a foothold north of the Ailettc. Cavalry was employed by the Germans yesterday. REPULSE COUNTER ATTACKS Paris, Aug. 30.—German counter attacks between the Aisne and 'Ailette were repulsed by the French last night. The French main tained their gains east of Pasle. DRIVE ENEMY OFF With the American Army. Aug". HO.—In the different patrol encoun ters in the Vosge last night the enemy was driven off. The German artillery fire increased materially on the Woever. PREDICT FALL OF PERONNE Paris, Aug. HO.—The British line on the Somme has been carried beyond the line indicated last night, and the British are now several kilometers beyond Combles. The advance continues, and the fall of Peronne is predicted. Correspondents of Paris newspapers at the front agree that allied loses have been comparatively light. They say the allies never have taken so many prisoners find guns and so much territory at so little cost. PENETRATE 2,000 YARDS London. Aug. HO.—British forces east of Arras at an early hour this morning had penetrated another 2,000 yards on a front of seven miles between Billecourt and the Scarpe. The British forces have reached within a mile of the Doucourt switch line and have captured Oriein court. TO MAKE STATEMENT London, Aug. HO.—Admiral Von Ilint/.e, the German minister of foreign affairs, will make a statement Monday before the foreign committe of the Prussian diet. Imperial Chancellor Von Hertling has arrived from headquarters. THROW IN FRESH TROOPS North of Soissons the Germans have thrown in fresh troops to stop the advance of the French and Americans toward the heights domi nating the Cremin l)es Zames, allied occupation of which would com pel the enemy to withdraw from the Vesle. The allies have the more favorable position and have only one more plateau to overcome to reach their objective As the fall of Roye capture of Bapaume by the British made it necessary for the enemy compelled the Germans to retire to the line south of Peronne, the to retreat north of the Somme, whether the enemy will make a stand is problematical, but his best line would seem to be north of the Canal du Nord which runs northeast from Peronne. The canal curves east five miles east of Bapaume, and crosses the old Hindenburg line near llavrincourt seven miles east of Bapaume. STOUT RESISTANCE The canal du Xord extends across the Picard batlefield in a general north and south directioi, and the fact that the. Germans are aft'ering stout resistance to the French south of the Somme would indicate the probability that they may attempt to stand ou the line of the canal. Xoyon, the southern end of the canal, was carried after heavy fighting and the Germans are contesting bitterly the occupation of the heights mrrtheast of Bapaume. A NEW MOVE General Mangin's move in crosing thfv AUete ajid the France American progress nortli of the Aisne, may be the beginning of a (Continued' on Page Three.) LAST EDITION PRICE FIVE CENTS. NEARING PERONNE I. With the British Army, (noon) Aug. 30.—Biaches, on the south bank of the Somme, and about a mile from Peronne, has been cap tured by Field Marshal Haig's forces. British troops have entered Lesboeufs and patrols have passed through Morval to the southeast.