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iff W°rM' Mesiih ""..T ."""" fe-- E E N I N E I I N Amsterdam, June 25.—^Germany's war aim" "ere briefly set forth, the. Idea that she desired to secure world-domination through the-war disclaimed, and the responsibility for the cohfllct primarily placed upon Russia by Dr. Richard von Kuehlmann, the German foreign secretary, in a. speech to the reicb*tag in Berlin yesterday. While declaring? that what was desired for the German people and their allies %&« "a free, strong. Independent existence" within the bound aries drawn for them "by history." The foreign^, secretary said Germany would have to decline to make any prior concessions by stating her posi tion as to .Belgium in a way which would' bind her without similarly binding Germany's enemies. Referring to the responsibility as hi viewed It, Dr. von Kuehlmann said: "I do not believe anyone responsible In Germany, not even the em peror or the members of the imperial government, ever for a moment believed they could win the domination of Europe by starting this war. The idea of world-domination in Europe is Eutopian, as was proved by Napoleon. After declaring that the revelations that had been made, showed Russia as the power which planflftd and desired the war, with France abetting her and England2* attitude strengthening the Russian desire for conflict, Dr. von Kuehlmann again declared that Germany had not entertained any belief that this war could lead even to the domination of Europe and much leas that of the world. In introducing his statement of the German war aims, the foreign minister said: «, "I consider it ih ni^wirj fn say quite simply, and in a way for all to understand, what our pestttt» desires are. "We wtthyfor the Gertaan people and our allies a free, strong, in dependent existence wlthinthe boundaries drawn for us by history. We desire overseas possessions corresponding to our greatness and wealth the freedom of. the sea,' carrying our trade to all parts of the "The«e in. briM," added the foreign secretary, "are our roughly sketched alms, the relation of which is absolutely vital and necessary for Germany." .. Regarding Belgium, the foreign secretary said: "Wa muat decline to make, as it were, a prior concession by giving a st^Ufonent on' the' fitelgfati' question which would bind us without in the toast btndlni 'the eri^my." Will be af that** y, -v June IBr-nMH for (he dnMrtngto establish the draftorder of new ntMnuiti under tbo wIwUt service act were chanted 1Mb today and Pro- Instead of IWtor Bunting, be ginning at 1:10 o'clock^ Many Men of National Fame Speak Before the ?The 1 Physidafts. Winona, Minn* June JB.—-A mon ster public patriotic meeting, at which men iof national fame and reputation, including Major Jump of 'the -war. department, at Washington, -•and President M.L. Bmrtoij of the UAiNftlty of Minnesota delivered ad dresses, was this, afteraoon't fcro gram of the annual- summer conven tion of the iwthiw Mlnneaota Uadi cal assoclaUoii."" forenoon awiton wi» glvan «erer to aisnrr—tons of twriotu aab fifitM. chief of wi^ch' wai diseases of th» hearV lad 1»y Ir. 0. a Baneei| of if Mtenw^oMa, ,«ad Df. E. T. lUehwrda IPnblMi 'M infection, on whMi iDr. John L, ''WtmpKt of CKIopo. asS JNUor .^a- Miqra of Roohsstsr read papers, tte priadjil toplo at last night*s eomrsntlon win close late tUs •tt«moan. .. REGULATIONS YOBE ISSUED REGARDING VOTE OF 50UHBBS ^iMMngton. jrona it.—lUguUtlons soon win Ipaiad by the War and y5*! MMT department Becretaries /Bakar and DanWs told callers today, pro?ld« •='M teg that the American* in mflltair aarvl^a botK ibaa4 and at hows, I from sta^i wM«K have onaetad lawa for absentee aArvloe, m*y east tbalr 'ballots' in tha' fm- congresidonal etoetlons nsart faiL W*jY London, Jupa ofllclal..^ata-. mant' rolam#to a«H^r opo^UoM-Ui pued today br alt** r*a4a: "Our but a serifs ft -•A- attacks agi^^ Myts-Sablons sU lon on Sumtoy, _5pn il«»i4ay ffcetorias at SaarbrusAk*^, Mdinniat XMllingen and ftkdtorlaa a| |Cart»»flKhlona bad," "--v „•, W*"' Everybody should hear OrestostOratOr fiWirMf jrJkf. aws$, '1 "T— I ft VOL. 13 NO. 171. t:»pff* f£ '^5: fiii Nia?^^WilU^ati. WUliston, N. D.. June 25.—In a speech ten- miles southeast of Willis ton Sunday afternoon,' A. d. Townley proceeded to n^align the business men. attorneys, doctors, barbers and every body else, with the exception of the farmers. His denunciations were the' bitterest and most malicious ever heard from a public platform, in North Dakota: or any other state. He referred to the business men as "Leeches" and "Bedbugs" and "Skunks" and after describing /the manner in which the bedbug gets his living, said he had no objection to them except as to the manner in Which they got their living. A McKen sie county rancher inquired about this time how Townley got his living and he replied that he got It from the $16 the farmers paid tho league. The rancher then inquired why he didn't pay his debts that he Owed in McKensie county and elsewhere, to lch Townley replied that when he ihed organising and the program of the Nonpartisan league with Its termhdtl elevators, state owned flour mills, etc., was in operation, he would go baek to' the farm. This answer did not satisfy-the majority of those pres ent and Burdlek was called for.' Burdiek stated that If they, would let Townley finish hi* speech he wouM talk afterwards if they wanted fylm to. Townley finished his talk and referred to Burdtelc as a "good league mem ber." Burdlek upon taking the stand, im mediately stated that he had been a member of the loague, but was not now. That every time ho heaj league jtrofesi slandered, and that he felt thdt. be was Just as honest and conscientious as. any member of the league. maker, he. heard the profession^ maligned 4nd maliciously In discussing the loyalty of the leacne he said that several, members had told him they wootd Just as soon live under tho rule of the Kaiser as under Wall, street He read, a portion of the aoeianst platform adopted- at St Louis In which they declared against thenar pad said that untll the soclaJlijt^Mjkjisr* of the iMgue d» nounood thll plalform he ooald not be a leacna minnhsr. He also skated that tho business-men of WUUston had ex tended credit to tha farmers as long as they, the business man. had a pen ny to do bnstnua with. He said the TienVmi «nfl tiiitna— mm .-had Stayed dlffleultleB bmtn— through long as Mr. soma of speech, hat? much eQthi SMH7 tbelr not voting of those in the NORTH DAKOTA'S r.tf-.v: to be hcpi- trtod t* back np on ho had said In his .ifonr I'thsrtoouid --s '"Mi' ~u*, fer: irhlla ct th* if'.- the fttuuhlp A CHARGE OF MANSlJIIJGIfFER Sargent is Arrested While at Inquest into Circus Train Wreck. Hammond, Ind., June 25.—Alonzo Sargent, engineer of the train which caused the disaster to the circus train near Gary, Ind., last Saturday, was arrested, charged with manslaughter, while at the inquest today. Sargent, called as a witness, decilHied to testify on advice of'counsel. GREECE WILL HAVE 200,000 SOUPRSSOON Additional Troops Beyond This Number Will be Called at Once. Paris, June 25.—(Havas Agency)— Grece shortly will have more than 200,000 men under arms, according to a statement given by the Gre«k legation here to the Matin. Addi tional troops beyond this number are to be called sobn, it is added. The notable work, accomplished by the Hellenic kingdom since its en trance into the war a yeiar ago this month is reviewed and the achieve ment of Premier Venlzelos }n restor ing public confidence and effectively guarding the interests of the country is pointed out.- GOVERfUPT Seven Hour Day to be Aban doned—Men to Get More Money. Washington, June 25.—An agree ment. was reached today by Senate and House conferees on the legisla tive, .executive and Judicial appropri ation bill providing Ihat all govern ment employees In the civil establish ment shall, work 8 hours daily in stead of seven, as at present, begin ning July 1,' and shall receive $120 additional j»ay annually. The conferees also agreed to con tinuance, of sub-treasuries at Balti more, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia St. Louis and San Francisco, which the House had voted to abolish. APPROVAL Of GRAND FORKS, N. D„ TUESDAY, JUNE 25, lM8®f.S. 99 Organization would be made up of Volunteers From Oppressed Nations. Washington. June 2t.—Organisa tion of a volunteer 'Slavic Legion" In tho United States for service at the front, composed of members of op pressed races of Austria and Ger many, was approved today by the 8enate. The amendment providing for the legion, but excluding Poles because of organisation in France of a Polish army, was added to the S12, 000,000,0*0 army appropriation bill by unanimous consent BODY OF ITALIAN AVIATOR IS FOUND ,&^#fON\ALLIED SOU It&llan Army Headquarters, Mon day, June 24.—(By the Asisodated Pi'sss)—^The body of Captain Ber acoa, Italy's famous aviator, whose machine fell in flaifbes lnslde the' Austrian' lines on June 21 after 'a. battle with enemy airmen, was found today during the Italian advance. TKe Austrlans bad removed the machine. 'flair' gay '1 W-. Today's War Summary Austria's armies again are beyond the Piave and the river line once more bars the enemy from Venetian Plain.. The crushed Austrian fdrees not only were pursued to ths river, but the Italians at points have occu pied strong bridge-hoads on the east era bank. •-w How thorough thp Italian victory 'has been is not' yet clear as every hour brings reports of -increasing Austrian losses. Many thousands of the invaders werer killed In their at tempt to regain the eastern bank of the river, and the latest announce ment from General Diaz places the number of prisoners alone at 40,000. One report places the Austrian casu alties at 200,000 men. In addition the enemy lost, large stores of munitions and supplies and many guns. Apparently. the sudden torrent in the Piave which played havoc with Austrian communications fell as quickly .as. It .rose and the river bed was dry when the- Austrian Retreat began. This enabled the enen to get many of *his troops across, other wise his losses would have been meas urably greater.. Vienna blames\the weather and the high water in the rivifr for the re tirement and gives no credit 'to the stout Italian resistance which held the enferiiy on the western bank ind was gradually forcing him back to the river. It says the order to with draw was given last Thursday and leaves the lipprefssloh .that the retreat was carried out unobserved by the Italians. '. It has been reported that Baron Burian, the Auatro-Hungariai?' for eign minister, told the- German com mand that gravis events, possibly rev olution, would, follow in. the dual monarchy if an Austrian attack, which Germany Insisted upon, Was repulsed. There-hatfe been no reports that the disorders and unrest within the Hapsburg eippire have ceased. In, fact, late news: dispatches give scanty intelligence as to the State of affairs In Austria. If the Austrian offensive: was ex pected by the German command to r^liev^ ..the situation on the western 'front*.-the Teuton strategist have had a bitter dissapointment..: Austria if^ll be unable to take up a. new forward movement oh the Piave line for a f«* days at least. In fact,' the PlaVe front appears to be stronger now than at the beginning of the present battle. Operations on the'mountain front are still at a stand-still: and if Emperor Charles still' desires ,to- push. his,o fensive against Italy, the next enemy attacks may come from this front unw less- the- Italians continue their ad^ vance emit ward from the Pta.ve.ofi vfhich, Kowfever, thare- aro ,t»o tioiis &t. present: Along the front from the North Sea to Switzerland the Allied armies a^e awaiting-another blow from the Gif mans- Premier Lloyd George has t61d the British house of commons that another gigantic enemy effort is com ing within a few days, possibly with in a few houts. The Allies are ready to combat it. British and French troops "on the Flanders battle field have carried 6ut local operations successfully on the plateau north of LePort, west of Sols sons, and along the Alsne, the French have Improved their positions and. captured 17D prisoners. In local effort in Belleau Wood, northwest ofr Chateau-Thierry Amer ican troops have completed the cap ture of the wood by clearing the Ger mans out of the northwestern por tion. Some prisoners and five ma chine guns were- taken. In Alsace several Americans are missing as a result of enemy raids. There Is no confirmation of the Berlin official re port that forty French and American prisoners were captured in a rftid near Badonviller on the Luneville front. ARE MADE BY Capture of Machine Quns is Reported by Pershing v:.. *I^day. Washington, June 25.—Further advances and the capture of five ma chine guhs and other m4terial in tha region of Chateau-Thierry were re ported today -by. General, Pershing in his communique for yesterday.. A German counter attack at Torcy was repulsed with heavy loss. Several American soldiers are missing alter a rain in Lorraine. The communique follows: "Section A.—rLocal oparationp con tinued in the. Chateau-Thierry region, where we made fiirt)te adwieea, capturing five machine guns and other at a "A German counter attack our lines at Torcy broke dowr\ heavy losses under our rifle, noaehlne gun and artlHenr Urn. "As the remit fff a raid e* the enepay against our troops 1» several of our men are .nuii- .... -'v.. CITT OF NAUCT 1: CRE/^E.OT iM:t TO CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULT i»*V •. ,v. I Parla June 2£-—The mooh-bom-v hacked elQr of Vvofi? #|lt aetobraf* the Fourth of July, the afcftntelpal au thorities have decided. Wks eity hajl and publlclmtldlun uivOke attentat with, the Amerle«^oolo^ aM »»pro prtate exercise wjll bo hrtd. NOT THE TIME TO EXPERIMENT SAYSJjURLEY Chairman of Shipping Board Declares Prohibition Move is Absurd. Washington, June 25.—Declaring the nation cannot afford to conduct experiments at this time. Chairman Hurley, of the Shipping Board, today opposed absolute prohibition before the Senate Agricultural committee. '"We've got to put all the smash and drive we've got Into this war," declar ed Mr. Hurley. "We've got to fight, fight and still fight with every muscle straining and put aside non-essential experimenting if we are to Irring vic tory from the Huns." ., He said that in. his would be more risk connected' wltfi prohibition at this tiine than in the conscription of labor, as taking of beer from workmen would be & prac tical Interference with labor. He added, *T. don't want to take any chances." Percy H, Johnston, vice president of the-Chemical National bank of New York, speaking for a committee. ofijbankers from the principal cities, torn -the committee an absolute pro hibitlon amendment forbidding the withdrawal of spirits from bond would result In a financial catas trophe, throwing many banks and thousands of firms into bankruptcy. Postmaster General Burleson join ed in expressing fear that prohibition at this time might interfere with prosecution of the war. He said he was not prepared to say whether it was necessary to conserve food and suggested.' that the committee confer with the food administration. Liquor dealers and manufacturers besieged the treasury today with tele grams and postal cards asking inter vention to prevent, adoption of the prohibition amendment to the emer gency agricultural appropriation bill. They-said the government would lose «400.P»0,000 revenue a year now re ceived from' liquor taxes—$280,000. 000 on spirits and $120,000,000 on beer and fermented liquors. Mr. Hurley, answering many ques tions by prohibition advocates on the committee, said the chief labor diffi culties in ship-buildng bad occurred -In "dry territory." It was brought out that 1$5,2C£ men are employed at shipyards in prohibition states and 2*6,157 in "w«t MjTitoty.'*. :^TOaFT-!' order "in tne^wfy^lwlirresulted in in creased efficiency and proved its value. ''If you say we must have saloons outside the doors of the navy yards to increase efficiency of the workmen," he added, "you can say also' it Is necessary for the men in uniform to have liquor." labor Opposed. Organised labor is overwhelmingly opposeid to absolute prohibition and to bring up the question now is "to throw the apple of discord among the people of the country," said Samuel Oompers. president of the American Federation of Labor. Support Oolby. Mr. Hurley and other officials ap peared to support the statement made several days ago by Bainbrldge Colby, member of the shipping board, which ted the committee to reopen hearings on the Jones prohibition amendment to the emergency agricultural appro priation bill. Mr. Colby told the com mittee that to take light wines and beer from the working men would reduce the output of American ship yards 26 per cent. "If merely private interests were affected,'.' Mr. Hurley, "I have no hes itancy in saying that I would welcome the prohibition experiment. Any temporary disorganisation it might cause would have its compensation. "It is not private business but the country's business in a "great war em ergency, with which I am concerned, and I am unwilling in this crisis to stand sponsor for any experiment with the personal liberty of nearly half a million men in the shipyards and contributing industries, on whom we are relying to put through the biggest shipping program In the his tory of. this or any other nation." Johnston estimated there are 250, 000,000 gallons of distilled liquors valued at $500,000,000 against which there, ,1s between $200,000,000 and $250.6M,000 outsandlng obligations. Bankers favor prohibition, he said, but they want to see It brought about Without financial loss and probably Afteln months would be required td do that. Nothing can bo of greater injury than to bring up this question at this time. Mr. Gompers declared. He said prohibitionists were faddists, and It waa hypocrisy, to pretend1. that the amendment Is being urged on the grounds of food conservation. *»When the president comes to the conclusion that the producUon of beer should be minimised." Mr. Gompers added, "you don't hear a word of op position come from the lips of labor." The failure of the American Fed eration of Labor at Its recent con vention in St. Paul to adopt a resolu tion protesting against ths Jones amendment which, signed by the heads of the leading International unions, was presented tc» the commit tee last week, was not because' of fail ure. to obtain adequate support, Mr. ttompeni saidf but was. due to the federation's constitution, prohibited the., discussion of party .'••'•• ^L. NEWSPAPER prtno!plea./i-I JAMES *lOIHHA8 WSAJ?.-!''-- N*w Yorkv June Dir. Jamas Douglas, for many Tear* president aad latetr chairman of the board, of itowteis of Phslps, Dodge .* "Co.. pepper mine owners, dlad at life heme, neir here today la his li* ye*r. at -8 o'olock '^'^i :i' Hope For More Action. Paris, June 25. French news papers continue to acclaim tfie Ital ian victory. Hope is expressed that General Diaz, profiting by the de moralisation of the army, will not confine the fighting to local actions but will strike out boldly Into an of fensive and transform the Austrian retreat to the Piave into a decisive victory. Several newspapers wonder wheth er the Germans will rush help td the Austrians by transferring forces from the western front. L'Homme Libre believed that such action Is scarcely possible as Kmperor Willian and von Hlndenburg are convinced they can not obtain a decision except on the front from Switzerland to the sea. Fighting Is Local. Rome. June 25.—In announcing to his victorious army the repulse of the Austrian Armies, General Dial, the Italian commander in chief, says that the fighting at present is confined to local actions. He calls upon the army to prepare for newt trials. In an order of the day to his officers and msn General Diaz says: "Tho enemy who with furious Im petuosity used all means to penetrate our territory, has been repulsed at all points. His losses are very heavy. His pride is broken. Glory to all com mands, all soldiers, all sailors, "The country understood at onoe that tho barriers set up by your hero Ism was unshakable and- that your strength is the purest of immortal vigor. Our people and our alll,es who have so many glqrlous representatives amongst us applaud our success against tho eternal enemy. "The groat battle Is for the time be ing reduced to local actions. "The army haa.deaerved well of the country. We are sure of our right and of the holiness of the cause we are defending. New trials which undoubt edly awalt us will again show the ene my that Italy has lost none of her faith, strength and abnegation. "SNr Italy, for king, for clviltaation. 1«t us persevere In our sacred duty." Washington, June: 25.—A dhvaich to the Italian embassy from Rome to day eenflrtned tha announcement yes terday that prisoners taken by the Italians in the flghUnft at the niimbortid 41,iW This Includes some twelvo or fifteen thousand captured dlujhg the past "week before the Aus trtefe,0flaaafve''wiM. turned lota I Onf." '"•'•Tivi.iV-?! g% w#*f mm /k\MT S PRICEFIVE DEFEAT WAS EXPECTED Austrian Soldiers Where Promised'. Food And Booty When Italy Was Put Out of War—These Prom ises Account For Bravery Shown by Troops Washington/June 25.—An official dispatch from Rome says the Austrians are in full retreat, and that papers taken from prisoners show that Austria had not contemplated the possibility of' defeat and was promising her soldiers this offensive would be the' last stroke to put Italy out of the war. The dispatch follows: "The Austrians are in full retreat. They evidently foresaw the possibility of an Italian defeat, bat never anticipated the possibility of their defeat. Papers found on all the prisoners say that th& of fensive against Italy was to be the last sjtroke which would jut Itply out of the war and force her to make separate peace The Austrian soldiers were promised food and booty. This explains the extrft* ordinary bravery with which the Austrians have fought. "In the region of Montello the Italians have found the body of aviator Major Baracca who had failed to return during the first days of the operations in that region. A bullet was found in- the right temple. This leads to the belief that when Major Baracca saw-that his disabled machine forced him to descend into the enemy's lines, he killed himself rather than be captured. The loss of Major Barac ca is deeply felt in Italy as he was the leading aviator of the Italian army, having to his credit the destruction of about fifty ehemy chines. "Italian hydroplanes succeeded in setting fire to a large Austrian' ship steaming near the eastern Adriatic coast. The fire was stiuted by bombs dropped from Italian machines. "General Diaz has answered Premier Orlando's message of Con gratulation by thanking him and saying that the co-operation of whole nation assures the' future success of the country.': "The king has awarded t$fe gold medal for. bravetjr3^b t&e IrilT Of the polish nr»r*f been bestowed qpon rottcTOM strated during the repent .actions. AUSTRIANS LOST 300,000. Paris, Jane S5.—(Havas Ag-. exiey.)—Atutrian loss en total 900,000 men, aooordlag to the Seoplo of Milan. Certain enemy divisions loot two-thirds of. their effectives. A dispatch to tin Matin from Turin says that the rout of the Austrians. Is complete and that the Ptave has carried away many •Austrian dead. Italian cavalry, it Is added, have advanced be yond the unslM'ii bank of the river. Few Reports In London, June 25.—Tho extent ti which the Italian pursuit of the Aus-'1 trians across the Piave has developed is not known here and no detailed re-, ports have been received bringing' events up to date. A statement current In London yes terday that vthe Italians had taken 45,000 prisoners is said' br the morn ing newspapers to be confirmed by the Italian embassy. The same statement Is attributed to Premier Orlando by the Rome correspondent of the BX' change Telegraph company. The sane correspondent quotes the Glornale d'ltalia as saying that the troops of Archduke Joseph and of Getasral Wurm are virtually aurroimded and must surrender or be annihilated. Geneva Reports irnnni ^i '4 Geneva, Monday, June 2«.—.Tho Austrian retreat acrons tho Plavs aon-l tinued In the greatest disorder uadar the Immediate fire of the Allied ar tillery, according to news r^ootved here this morning. British' iiunsis. especially, are doing heavy exeeution in this sector. Hundreds of ths enemy uws drowned in the swollen river whljh the Austrians threw their IS Maxinto ims and. light cannon. ...... In the' meantime tho Austrians 'ere: rushing up new reeerves to fill the breach between the Montello Plateau, and the Adriatic in order, to avert disaster.- line On Edge of Rlver. London, June 25.—The'Italian in* along the Piave has bean restored right up to the water's edge on tha' west bank of the 'river the Evenlhjf Standard's advices today r^orta. Tha Piave, it is added, began rising agafav' washing away some of the bridges tha Itallans had thrown across the istream, thus hindering then* pursuit *f the Austriana. EMBARGO PLACED ON COAL AT HEAD OF LAKE SUPEKI0R' —... ... Minneapolis, Mlnn^ Jane XeGee, state fuel nounced today that ho had pleried. embargo on the shipment of hwed aMl soft oosl from Lake Sapertor dodsi tO'i Interior Minnesota points. The oeat movement was halted temporarily, declared, because eome large 'dem'1' companies have been dleerimtaatMMr against small dealers in coat tlon. -...-• ."r?-'- Hereafter all be made br^the state taei tor,, on applieatoos aied hy one rtaelsryit Aidnum xuMTAnr %sf" mmm.