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I .1 THE WEATHES THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. No. 216. MANPOWER BILL EFFECTIVE NOW CALLTODUTY President Wilson in Issuing Proclamation Proposes a "De cisive Victory of Arms" REGISTER 7 A. M. TO 9 P. M. State and Local Officials Noti fied to Get Busy at Once Washington, D. C., Aug. 31.—Thurs day September 12th was set by Presi dent Wilson today as the date for reg istration for the army draft, of all men in the United States between thft ages of 18 and 45 inclusive who have not already registered or who are not now in the military or naval 'service. In the proclamation Issued immedi ately after he signed the new Cian power bill authorizing the extension of the 21-31 draft ages, the president called on the older and younger men to register on that day. "We solemnly propose a decisive victory of arms," said the proclama tlon, "and deliberately to devote the larger part of the manpower of the nation to the accomplishment of that purpose. It is the call of duty to which every true'man in the country will respond with pride and with the consciousness in doing so he plays his part in vindication of a grc.: cause at whose summons every true heart offers its supreme service." The hours of registration will be from ,7 a. m. to 9 p. m., and all state andvs local officials are called on to make immediate arrangements for registration places on that day. Speaker Clark and Senator Salis bury, president protempore of the sen ate signed the manpower bill this af ternoon and a waiting messenger took the bill to the president for his sig nature. President Wilson today signed the manpower act bringing all men in the United States from 18 to 4s years of age within the army draft and immed iately afterward issued a proclama tion setting Thursday, September 12 as registration dpy. In case of iilncfss on registration day, arrangements for tardy enrollment may be mdde with the local board, and Hien who expect to be absent from home may register by mail. If a man has no permanent residence he is to register where he is September 12, and those out of the country upon five days after their return. Those Without Dependents First. At least 13,000,000 men will place themselves subject to war service un der the new registration, it is estimat ed, although only those without de pendents, in good health and well fit ted for the arduous duties of a sol diers' life will be taken first. Youths of 18 will not 'be called until the sup ply of other available Inen in the new classes are exhausted. This does not mean their calling will be long defer red, however, inasmuch as it is an nounced that all men in the new class ifications subject to service will be un der arms by June 30, 1919. The bill makes no specific provision for separate classification for boys of 18, and war department plans for them have been made eby the war depart ment on separate initiative. Although the work or fight clause was taken out ofthe bill before passage yesterday. Provost Marshal Crowder has resolved to apply rigidly regulations relating to idle men and those engaged in non-es sential occupations. The president immediately after signing the bill signed and issued the proclamation carrying the new draft provisions into operation. 100,000 in North Dakota. North Dakota is expected to regis ter more than 100,000 men next Thurs day, the estimated total being one and a half times the number registered June 5, 1917, when men between the ages of .21 and 31 inclusive signed up. BUY W. S. S Today's Weather II»ii iwr •'^TltfllHir^'tnirrTti iim'i THE REGISTRATION SET 4 For twenty-four hours ending at noon, August 31. Temperature at 7 a. 44 •Temperature at noon 71 Highest yesterday 69, Lewest yesterday 45 Lowest last night -44 Precipitation 03 Highest wind velocity 12-SW Forecast. For North Dakota: Fair tonight and Sunday warmer tonight cooler northwest portion Sunday. Lowest Temperatures. Fargo 44 Wllliston 50 Grand Forks 45 St. Paul 50 Winnipeg 48 Helena 52 Chicago 60 Swift Current 42 Kansas Cltv 56 ORRIS W. ROBERTS, Meteorologist. »wr w. s. s. REICHSTAG PROLONGS ITSELF TILL 1920 I .(By Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n.). I The Hague. Aug. 31.—The present reichstag may still follow out the wishes of the kaiser for another year and half, if a! bill prolonging the life of the reichstag till Jan. 1, 1920. fs passed. GAINED DRAKE LOSES THIRD MAN IN FRENCH FIELD Trio All Members of Co. D, Minot Unit in First North Dakota Drake, X. D., Aug. 30.—This patri otic little village has lost its third soldier killed in action in France, making its percapita loss greater than that of any other community in North Lakota. Mrs. Harry M&dsen this week received notice from the war department that her husband was killed in action July 20. The two oth er Drake men to go were i^avid Nehr enberg and Forest D. Hume. All were volunteers whq enlisted in Co. of the Fighting First North Dakota at Minot soon after America's declara tion of war. -UL'Y W. S. S.- EVERYONE HAS OPPORTUNITY TO AIDJJAUSE Entire Proceeds front Labor Day Celebration to the Red Cross Treasury BOYS FINANCING AFFAIR "An exceptional opportunity will be offered Monday afternoon lor every one in Bismarck to evidence their ap preciation of the ioyaity of organized labor to help a good cause. The trades and labor assembly of Bismarck has announced that every penny taken iu at the Labor Day celebration to be held Monday afternoon at the Capitol athletic park will be contributed to the Red Cross. The 'boys have set $500 as their goal, and the realization of their hopes rests with the good peo ple of the capital city, who never yet have been found lacking," said Mayor A. W. Lucas today. The complete program for Bis marck's biggest Labor (lay celebra tion, punished yesterday, gives prom ise of a most interesting afternoon's entertainment. John N. Hagan, com missioner of agriculture and labor, and Rev. H. C. Postlethwaite of the First Presbyterian church will be the principal speakers and 'both are more than worth hearing. The athletic ev ents have been well arranged, and there is a certainty of a goodly num ber of entries. The baseball game has always proved a popular feature of Bismarck's Labor day celebrktions. The labor unionists are going down into their own pockets to pay the ne cessary expenses of this enterprise. Everything in the of prizes has been donated toy patriotic Bismarck business and professional men, and there will be no expenses to be paid uy the Red Cross, to which all of the receipts will be donated. There will be no charge for admission, and the heartiest welcome will be accorded all comers. In addition to the prizes announced Friday, the Washburn Lignite Coal Co. has donated a load of coal which will be sold at auction to the high est \)idder, the proceeds 'to go to the Red Cross, and the Northern Produce Co. has contributed $8 worth of ice cream under the same conditions. There will be an abundance of other refreshments. The day will be gener ally observed in Bismarck as a holi day, giving everyone an opportunity to celebrate with the kniglits of la!bor. —BUY W. S. S NEW CANNING RECORD WILL BE ACHIEVED Indications are Amount of Home Stuff Put Up Will Beat Former Limits Washington, D. C., Aug. 31— The home canning army is going over the top! Every indication points to mak ing the 1.500,000,000 quart goal set for this summer's objective. Reports from the manufacturers of canning supplies who are conforming to recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture, show a considerable increase in the output of equipment that saves time and labor in home canning. A 50 per cent increase is indicated this year in the number of firms that manufac ture canning s'upplies and an average increase of 25 per cent in the quan tity of equipment sold. Makers of standard quality rubber rings report a 300 per cent greater demand for their products since last year, which indicates the housekeepers' growing appreciation of the importance of good rings, and means an ultimate reduc tion in spoilage. Over 125 business concerns of var ious kinds hare published the Depart ment of Agriculture's instructions on home canning for free distribution to their customers and, employes. The di rections have also been translated in to ten different languages by agencies outside the department, and are reach ing the foreign-speaking families in nearly everq state in the union. Com-, munity canning kitchens are spring ing up rapidly to handle the large quantities of products from the war gardens. k,.- Jh -A mm O. W. Roberts Declares U. S. Ad ministration will Enforce Laws COMMENTS ON LOCAL CASE O. W. Roberts, federal food adminis trator for Burleigh county at large, and who also as charge of the U. S. weather bureau servico for North Dakota, takes issue with two league farmers from north of Bismarck '\-bo called pn Governor Frazier this week for advice which would extricate themselves from their difficulties with the food administration. In an inter view given the press today. Mr. Rob erts says: "I Notice that Fred Prokup and Alex Owaslaneki of Wilton have ap plied to Governo Fazierr relative to holding wheat for next year's seeding. No decision has been made relative to this hiatter by the federal food ad ministration. 1 have recommended that farmers be allowed to retain suf fiicent seed wheat to plant an acre age in 1919 equal to that which they planted in 1918. ?t the rate of one bushel and one peck per acre, and in addition to retain sufficient grain to provide ten pounds of wheat flour per person per month.for the entire year. The writer confiscated the wheat of each of the above named gentlemen because they were olding the same contrary to the federal food laws and regulations, and the proceeds from the sale of the Wheat has been turn ed over to the Red Cross. This office is in a position to prove that Fxeil Prokup sold wheat to his neigboors after he was given the option of de livering all of the wheat in his pos session or to stand trial for wheat boarding. He chose the former, ana the fargiers to whom he sold his wheat also were compelled to pay the Red Cross for the wheat so bought. This office also stands ready to prove that Alex Owasianski urged his mother to sell their wheat when the government called for it, but she objected, with the result that they were given the option of delivering the wheat or standing trial, and, like Prokup, they prefered the former. "That these wheat-hoarders and flour and sugar slackers should seek political aid in their toubles shows the extent of their patriotism.. They are claiming damage from hail. Perhaps that is true to a limited extent, but both of these gentlemen had their har vest under, way more than three weeks ago. This office asks only a square deal, and that everyone, be he banker or laborer, farmer or profes sional man, o'jey the federal food regu lations." Upon several occasions league mem bers affected by the enforcement of th United States food administration's regulalions have appealed'to the Non oartisan administration at. the state house for relief, and the practice seem to be becoming general. In the recent instance of confiscation of wheat in the northern part of the county it was alleged that, all of the violators were league members. Whether any league authority is responsible for an appar ent belief that league membership means impugnity for food houders and food slackers cannot ibe F3T tained. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA,SATURDAY, AUGUST 31,1918 THE HUNS ON THE MOVE 0 V* Vs jf S /sussi: 1 4 FOOD SLACKERS CAN'T SHELTER 2 9 The solid line at the left shows the Germans' farthest advance this year the broken one at the right is the: famous Hindenburg line to which they are now retreating. The white line is today's battle line. DRAKE WOMAN GIVES SON NO. 4 TO COUNTRY 1 .. foeal Patriotism Displayed by American Mother of German Descent Drake, N. D., Ag. Ii0.—When Anton Bussbaum left today with the Mc Henry county contingent for Camp Lewis, Mrs. Amanda Nussbauni gave her fourth son to the service of her country. Two of her 'boys, Joe and Henry Nussbaum .are in France a third, \v enond, is at Camp Custer, Mich., and the fourth is now en route to Camp Lewis. Mrs. ^uss^aum, with her husband .tohn Nussbauni, lives on a farm two miles south of Drake. YOUNG WRITES FROM FRANCE Congressman George M. Young writes from I.ondon that he has visit ed the American, French and Italian fronts and that he expects to visit the Belgian and British fronts on his way back from London. The representative from the second North Dakota district in company with several other con gressmen is touring the war zone to obtain some first-hand information of conditions there. —BUY \V. S. S.——— ULES $• 1 CARGO STEAMER TORPEDOED. Washington, Aug. 31.—The Ameri can cargo steamer Thomas B. Cud ahy was torpedoed August 27, 700 miles off the English coast. Cordially and sincerely yours, Hon. FRANKLIN K. LANE, Secretary of the Interior. AMERICAN UNITS WITHDRAW FOR NEW FIELD ARMY General March Said There Were 1,220,000 in France Aug. 7— Mark Passes 1,500,000 MANY PLANES DELIVERED Chief of Staff Threw No New Light on Part Americans are Playing in Offensive Washington, D. C., Aug 31.—Ameri-i can troops brigaded with the British and French forces are being with drawn as rapidly as possible to join the first American field army under Gen. Pershing, Gen. March said to day. The chief of staff threw no new light on the part the Americans are playing in the present offensive. General March said the last figures on men actually landed abroad show ed 1,220,000 in France on August 7. -evera? hundred thousand have been landed since them, however, and last week General Warch announced the mark lias passed 1,500,000. Shipment of De Havilin airplanes were resumed this week, he said. Reports received up to today by the war department showed 1,003 planes had been completed and made ready to be turned over to the war depart ment this week. The general reiterated the lighting on the western front is going satisfac torily to the allies. »uvw.<p></p>YEARS 20 AND' $2,000 FINES FOR 151.W. W. Haywood and 14 Aides Draw Heavy Penalies from Federal Court at Chicago Chicago, Aug. 31.—William I). Haywood, uncrowned king" of the Industrial Workers of the World, and 14 of hia chief aides in the conspiracy to overturn the American war program were sentenced to 20 years in the fed eral penitentiary at Fort Leaven worth, Kan., by federal Judge K. 31. Liindls here late today. Ten year sentences were Impos ed upon 33 of the organization lenders five year sentences on 88, one year anil one day on 12 de fendants and ten day sentences on two others. Cases against Hen jamin S. Schrager, Chicago writer and Pietro Mgra, Spring Valley, 111., wer continued. Also Got Fines of #20,000 Kacli All sentences on the four counts in the indictment will run concurrently. Fines ranging from $20,000 on Hay wood and his chief aids down to $5, 000 were imposed. Ninety days is granted in which to file a bill of execution, and a stay of seven days in which to petition for bail. "It is the closing chapter in Amer ica's biggest criminal case," said Frank K. Nebeker, chief prosecutor. "We are confident a new trial will be granted," said George V. Vander veer, chief counsel for the defense. PRESIDENT WILSON ON EDUCATION IN WAR TIME. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, July 31,1918. My Dear Mr. Secretary: I am pleased to know that despite the unusual burdens imposed upon our people by the war they have maintained their schools and other agencies of education so nearly at their normal efficiency. That this should be continued throughout the war and that, in so far as the draft law will permit, there should be no falling off in attendance in ele mentary schools, high schools or colleges is a matter of the very greatest importance, affecting both our strength in war and our national welfare and efficiency when the war is over So long as the war continues there will be constant need of very large numbers of men and women of the highest and most thorough training for war service in many lines. After the war there will be urgent need not only for trained leader ship in all lines Of industrial, commercial, social and civic life, but for a very high average of intelligence and preparation on the part of all the people. I would therefore urge that the people continue to give generous support to their schools of all grades and that the schools adjust themselves as wisely as possible to the new conditions to the end that no boy or girl shall have less opportunity for education because of the war and that the Nation may be strengthened as it can only be through the right education of all its people. I approve most heartily your plans for making through the Bureau of Edu cation a comprehensive campaign for the support of the schools and for the maintenance of attendance upon them, and trust that you may have the cooperation in this work of the American Council on Education. WOODROW WILSON. 4 TRIBUNE SEP. 12 AGES 18 TO 45 CENTS.<p></p>YESTERDAY MONT KENEL DOMINATING HEIGHT CAPTURED BY BRITISH ALLIED PRESSURE CONTINUES In Certain Vital Sectors Allies Have Gained From One to Two Miles During Last Day—Activity from Soissons to Arras Still Prevails. (By Associated Press) Mont Kernel, the height dominating virtually all the northern side of the Lys salient in Flanders again is in the hands of the British. Dispatches to London state that this hill for which the Ger mans paid a terrible price in April has been captured. There have been no reports of an attack being made on this hill and it seems probable that the Germans retired from it and that the British moved in. There are evidences that the enemy's retreat from the Lys salient is being hurried, the British having taken the station of Bailleul as well as Mont Lille to the east, and being in possession of the back of the Lawe river, from Vielle Chapelle to Lestremon, the southern side of the salient. In certain vital sectors of the battle area, the British have gained from one to two miles di^ingethe last day. PRESSURE CONTINUES. While there is every evidence that allied pressure against the Germans line from Soissons to Arras continues, the desperate effort of the enemy to cover his retreat seems to have brought about a virtual pause for the moment. At only two points have the allied forces moved ahead. In the former sector, north of the Arras-Cambrai road the British have occupied the St. Servins farm close to the highway apd have moved into the village of Eterpigny, to the northeast. This village is .on the east bank of the Sensee river, and its capture marks the passage of that small but important waterway at a vital point. The British officii statement says that the town of Clery, which is located on the Somme to the northwest of Peronne has been taken by the Germans. Advices reaching London today, however, state that Mont St. Quentin has been captured by the British. This would indicate that Peronne is being surrounded by the British. There is hard fighting going on north of Soissons, American and French troops striving to capture the high plateau that dom inates the Aisne and Ailette valleys and also endeavoring to force their way further toward Coucy-le-Chateau, an important con nection point between the Oise and the Ailette. The Germans are fighting hard in this sector, howeVer, and appear to have checked the allies for the time being. CAPTURE ST. QUENTIN. London, Aug. 31.—The British troops which captured Mont St. Quentin now are moving in the direction of Bussu, about 2 miles north-northeast of Peronne. START WITHDRAWAL. With the British Forces in France, Aug. 31.—British suc cesses on the Lys sector of the battle front have caused the Ger mans to start a retreat from the neighborhood of Kenlel to op posite Bethune. The withdrawal is progressing rapidly. TO ELIMINATE SALIENT. Washington, Aug. 31.—Elimination of the Lys salient, the only German wedge in the allied line will be the next phase of General Foch's strategy in the opinion of military observers here. That active steps are already under way to accomplish this was indicated today in dispatches telling of capture of Mt. Kernel and Lacoutrue on the south. COURT MARTIAL FOR DESERTERS Restrictions About Selective Ser vice are Tightening Up Court martial awaits a registrant who after the time set for his induc tion into military service and with in tent to evade such service fails to re port for military duty under induction orders, whether issued by the adjutant general or by a local board or who fails to entrain for a mobilization camp pursuant to orders, or who ab sents himself from his party en route to a mobilization camp, or otherwise refuses or neglects to proceed to the camp as ordered, announces Adjutant General Fraser in a letter mailed local draft boards today. "Such a man is a deserter and sub ject to punishment 'by a court ma, tial," says the general. "The fact of such desertion shall be reported by the local board to the local police author ities, with a copy of the deserter's reg istration card. If the police are un able to produce the deserter within 48 hours, or if he does no voluntarily 48 hours, or if he does not voluntarily that time, the local board shall immed iately report the deserter's name to the adjutant general of the army di rect. "Local boards should bear in nr-nd." continued the adjutant general, 'that it has been held by the judge advocate general and by the comptroller of the treasury that in the issuance of form 1021. which is issued only in case of wilful desertion, based upon findings of fact pursuant to investigation, the decision of the local board is final and not subject to review by camp author ities. Therefore, boards must exer cise the utmost care in arriving at a determination of wilful or non-wilful desertion. Once this decision has oeen reached and the registrant phys ically examined, no mistake should be made, if the proceedure indicated be followed." LAST EDITION PRICE FIVE TOWNLEY NOT WILLING TO SMBOQKS President of Nonpartisan League Squirms as Date for Show Down Nears The proceedings by which A. C. Townley, president of the National Nonpartisan league, hopes to evade making a showing as to .the financial affairs of the Nonpartisan league, and allied enterprises, controlled by Mr. Townley, will be heard by Judge C. F. Amidon in Fargo on September 10. In those proceedings Mr. Townley, who has filed a petition in bankrupt cy by which he seeks to escape re sponsibility for paying approximately $80,000 in debts incurred while at tempting to raise flax on the bonanza basis in western North Dakota, asks that the trustee be restrained from further prosecuting the probe that is being made of league affairs as they relate to Mr. Townley's financial con nection therewith. Admits Responsibility. Mr. Townley and others have testi fied that the financial direction of the Nonpartisan league, the Consumers'. United Stores company, the League Exchange, as well as the several other league enterprises, is in the hands of Mr. Townley. After agreeing to produce the rec ords fthe league to bear out Mr. Tqwnley's declaration that he was not personally profiting, except as a sal aried officer, Mr. Townley's attorneys went into the courts in an effort to prevent any further inquiry. The attempt to evade the book in spection was made just prior to the primary election, and the matter has been pending since that time. Many members of the league, it is understood, have been interested !u having the books of the league dis closed. that they might have an op portunity of inspecting the same and match the actual showing with the declarations that have been made from time to time. No accounting has ever been made by the Socialist leaguq leaders to the league mem£ ./'