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Such regulations it was said, prob
ably would extend the "work or
oppose Amendlfaent. ..
Secretary Baker.! General March
-fend General CroWder, it was stated,
all opposed the amendment by -Sen
ator'Johnson of California, proposing
that in future draft calls, states which
already have furnished by.voluntarily
enlistments an/ excess over their
nuotas, shall be given credit for such
«xcess. Senator Johnson waa satisfied
.With the statement that the present
ayfctem without credits Is fairest and
blanned not to press his amendment,
provost Marshal General Crowder
'.iawhose approval of this extension, has
ctjed by advocates of the
^change in the senate. *1» Wf"*4
^before the commltte to say that while
^ha- was not Insistent upon Immediate
legislation, he thought action shonUI
be taken in time to secure new reg
updef' the wvtted age limit®
|e»rly nMtt'year.
Jill .J,=
& ,lf
At One Place CQn^pondent CountedSOO While Walking
f: Half Mile—Surrender of Remains of One
.. Brigade Caused-Retreat Across River.
Italian Army Headquarters, Tuesday. Jane 25.—(By the Associated
Press.)—Under the Are of Italian machine guns and artillery, the Aus
trian withdrawal across the Plave soon became a disorderly rout. It Is
estimated the Austrian losses total more than 200,000.
It was a terrible sight'as the maddened Austrlans fled under the
deluge of Italian bullets and shells. They leaped Into the river and
grabbed pieces of wood or anything that would aid them they tied
themselves to muler and horses, but their efforts were in vain, for as
the enemy troops reached the opposite bank they were again caught by
the fire of Italian gUns.
On the Montello the slaughter was terrific. Bodies of Austrian
troops' were mowed down almost In their entirety. At the crossing at
NerVesa both banks of the river were strewn with dead and dying, while
hundreds of bodies were carried down in the current to the sea.
At one place the correspondent counted three hundred bodies while
walking a distance of half a mile. One regiment of covering troops,
which originally was composed of more Jthan 2,000 men, had left Mon
day but 88 men to the company and these were prisoners.
Along the lower Plave the Austrlans found themselves, if possible,
in a-worse position and sustained heavier losses.
A single episode chows how and why the retreat started.
On Saturday the Austrian command sent the 91st Schuetzen brigade,
composed of regiments numbers 81 and 32, with orders to widen the
Austrian breach at Lampol and to do this at all hazards. The brigade
attempted to carry out this order and., fought like wild men, but the
Italian pressure was so terrific that they were unable to accomplish their
object which was to suCcor the Austrian, divisions already surrounded in
this section.
After six attacks, which continued Saturday night and Sunday morn
ing, there remained at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, only ninety men of
this brigade. The others were either prisoners, wounded or dead. The
commanding officer then committed suicide and the ninety surrendered.
Ueft Much Material.
In fleeing, the Austrlans left behind* them much war Material. The
enemy troops even threw, away their rifles and deserted hundreds of
machine gun1: which were to have been used to protect their retirement.
It is estimated that the number of Austrlans on th* Plave when
the ^retreat began was over 100,000. This great number of men, how
ever, could do nothing against the Italian pressure despite continuous
counter attacks.
The Italian official statement in the past week has frequently em
phasised the cruel losses inflicted on the Austrlans. Among sixteen
prisoners taken o.t one time,' on Montello, for instance, it wu observed
that they belonged to no less, than,seven different regiments. Prisoners
report that serious losses were caused by the Italian artillery, trench
bombs and machine guns. The 13th Schuetzen division is reported to
have lost fiftv mer. from each company on an average.
From the first day of the offensive Italian morale was of the high
est among both the troops and the civilian population. Venice appeared
to be little concerned over the fact that the enemy was striking in her
direction only 20 miles away. Today, however, Venice awoke to cele
brate the Italian victory.
Secretary Baker and General March Announce That With
in Ninety Days New and Enlarged Military
Program Will: be Announced.,
Washington, Ju»e 26.—After Secre
tary Baker and General March, chief
Of staff, had opposed revision of draft
age limits and announced that with
in sixty or ninety days the war depart
ment would submit to congress a new
and enlarged army: program the sen
ate military committee today decided
to oppose any legislation to change
tHe draft ages.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska
gave figures stating that in August,
when the final call on men in Class
one will have exhausted that class,
there will be 3,300,000 men In the
army and. that the highest estimate
of the' number of American troops
which will be In France by that time
is 1,450,000.
Chairman Chamberlain prepared to
y'inake a statement to the senate In
cqnnectdon with the amendments to
the pending army appropriation, bill
of Senators Fall of New Mexico and
Hitchcock of Nebraska, which re
spective proposed making the ace
limit 20 to 40 instead. Of 21 to 31
When the war department's en
lairged program is submitted, mem
bers said the committee, which .vir
tually is a unit in favor later
of extending the draft age' limits, al
so plans to prescribe by legislation
regulation regarding the classes. of
men whoN shall "work or fight.'-
M-'fe The army officials attended a. meet*
of the committee- Just b«tore the
convene# to continue ©onrtd-
A :&aration"ot the ajrmy apRropT^» blU
"(with amendmenta pending to change
I "tlte limits. General March and Mr.
Maker said sufficient mm are ayall
I iUe and avbject to ejOl fnm ,the lirat
KtigMhtUon. the re-claatffloatlpn n«»w
ttTpr^m, and fwwn^to* lOMIf OT
Mgistnuita of )th» 1911 slaw tor t^e
ilitiny's' requi^emenU taring th(| amt
y«W' months. General: opinion!of the
general staff acoorda^ witt tata
.:cteen£ JCaiefrgaM:'''_ .• f'
,jlloat of tl»e*ii«*«ni wtio
aUtemaoiti lyluwwL
'«ioJ|3wi the,
legilatlon, Becret^ir Balw. Oena»
iSreh and General^ ^^4«|rA*ere.
4 to jWwmwp
-J*--.^L4 !••.••«•.:4wj£dAvv:.y -*I.i.-
y|~i -site NORTH DAKOTA'S
4* $ &
cure younger'men for military serr
ice rather than to make any extensive
raise in the maximum age limit.
The latest statistics and- estimates
regarding the number of men still
available under the present, draft law
and the new British-Canadian treaty
were presented confidentially to the
committee,, together with the war de
partment's plans for fiirthr draft
Secretary Baker,. it was said, ex
pressed merely his personal views and
those of his- military advisors and did
not suggest the opinion of President
Wilson. on -the question, although it
had-.been reported that the president
also- opposed immediate legislation.
In'.asking'that' the. draft legislation
go over for the present. Secretary
Baker and General March said that,
within sixty or ninety days, probably
about the middle of August, after the
proposed recess ofv congress,. the ad
ministration will submit a new and
comprehensive army program, cdver
ihg' not only, the number of men It Is
to propose.to raise but also dealing
with shipping and other problems.
Secretary Baker said an "enlarged'
program fbr the army is planned, in
a formal: statement made after he
had been closeted with the commit
tee for -nearly three hours witty his
?:'l.presented to the committee
statements," said fttr. Baker, "that for
thW'prese'nt there are enough men In
blass one sufficient for.our prospective
needs and when the enlarged program
Of the United States is -ready for
tireeerttatlbn to congress we will at
the same time have complete data on
Whleh to base any recommendations
for. change in the age limits of the
After the conference with Secretary
Baker and his aides the military eom
tnttt^e, decided to follow their recom
mendations and to oppose any legis
lation at this time changing the draft
|«e- liml|s.
,8^f»*tor McCumber of North Da
kota, pointing out it is a function of
congress "to raise armies said the
military 'committee "seems to Use ilo
judgment: of its own, but follows that
the^iinK departihent." •.
Senator Chamberlain replied that It
is' proper for the committee to seek
advice of those dlrectly In Charge
of the conduct of the war. He said
that' by postponing oonslderation of
the draft question at thls time he did
not thii\k there would be any danger
of any call being made on mlw .la
CUus'.S.. "A"'
Senator Fall of New Mexico vlgor
Ousiy crltieiaed the war department's
attitude.' He said'thtre ia' apJaHntlr
an lmprMsdon in jthe mln^ ofj some
ntan vwho is without i(e|«ndant« -than
a nuut «ri4i wMT fit* «lilMr«a
j»: A tT GKA$& FORKS, N. D.
*c *. f'-'u'-"" -A '.-
Wheaton Gets Majority of
628 Votes in Official
St. PauL Minn., June 26.—Complete
official primary'election figures made
public this afternoon, show that Gov
ernor J. A. A. Burnquist was re-nom
inated on the Republican ticket over
Charles A. Lindbergh, Nonpartisan
league candidate, by 48,699. The ma
jority of Fred E. Wheaton, of Minne
apolis, over Judge W. L. Comstock,
of Mankato, for the Democratic nom
ination was nominated by 629 votes.
U. S. Senator Knute Nelson, Republi
can. was re-nominated over James A.
Peterson, of Minneapolis, by a
jority of 140,469.
Widely Different Ideas Put
Forth Regarding Appear
ance in London.
Washington, June 26.—London
dispatches today reporting Alexander
Kereneky there and on his way to the
United States, besides bringing the
first definite information of the
former Russian dictator's where
abouts since he was ^deposed over
night months ago opened a wide field
of speculation on the purposes of his
visit here.
Whether, his sudden appearance In
London and his coming visit .to the
United States have been arranged
with the consideration with the Rus
sian situation, does not appear on the
surface. Neither does it appear
whether Kereneky'a plans are all his
own, or whether they h&ve been shar
ed with those in the United States
who are working to put Russia back
into the war on' the side of the entente
Kor satin* .time powerful forces
havs been gathering, Rufsla it-,
t»P ia g«y-
ernmipiit wbich the ^llles fcould rfeCog
nise and with which th'ty dould. be in
accord. Of what use Kerensky may
Be In thei' geheral 'plan being worked^
out by-the. ..Allies and- the United
States for the re-habil Station of Rus
sia! is not known. Everyone, in offi
cial circles seems to agree, however,
that his visit to England and the
United.States has many far-reaching
Ixmdon, June 26.—Alexander Ker
ensky. former provisional premier of
RUstfa, has arrived In London.
Former Premier Kerensky Is on
his Way to America.
Ex-pt-emier Kerensky has been In
London for several days. He has
kept in retirement, however. Thdse
who nave seen him say he has .gone
through remarkable adventures in
escaping from Russia.
Kerensky was introduced to the
British labor conference here this
afternoon and was received by the
delegates with loud cheers.
Kerensky told the labor conference
"I have just come straight from
Moscow and it is my duty as a states
man and a socialist to tell you and
the people of the world that the Rus
sian people, the Russian democracy,
are fighting against tyranny."
At the conclusion, of Kerensky's
speech there was- considerable dis
order. One delegate asked the rea
son for Kerensky's appearance- and
whom he represented. The chairman
replied that he: was not In the' confi
dence of Kerensky and did not know
whom he represent^,' -. ...•
London, June 26.—"I believe, in
deed I am- certain," said thevformer
premier, "that the Russian people will
shortly join you In the fight for the
great cause of freedom."
New York, June 26,—-A. J. Sack,
head of the Russian Information bu
reau here, when, informed -of Alex
ander.' F. Kerensky's .-intention. to
come to America, said he had no
definite:' information as. to the. pur
pose of his visit, but was of the opin
ion that-he intended to further efforts
toward intervention' to: save Russia
from Germany.. He -thought the
former Russian, premier would "as'a
private cltlaen" co-operate to this end
with A. I.. Ko'novalolT, minister 'of
trade' and Industry In the Kerensky
cabinet, who Is now ,ln Washington."
Milwaukee, Wis.) June 26.—A con
tinuance of another w.eek today was
granted In the 'case.' of '.pr: "Usavld
Roberts, Waukesha veterinarian, on: a
charge of, unlawful relations with
Grace Lusk, the former school tieaeher
now aer«U«r 'a'.ipMitenee of' 19years
for the mnMer of Mra. Roberts.
secretary war, adding,
*fii wky, he #bttl haVe '!,i
^i[tli mi os-
l:f I
rapWd, referring ~t6-' to
.^Waaliisgton, jy™
ooto^.dra^ reglstranta: ituinlkerlhg
124,121 #ei^ sUthftt6ned^to the colors
for general military servioe ln a call
issued today by provost MarsUal Gen
eral Crowder. MObilisatlori wU taka
V-?'- yrSfj f*
London, June 26.—Baron von Seyd
ler, the Austrian premier, announced
on Monday that hevhad declined the
Invitation of Emperor Charles to con
stitute. a new cabinet, according to a
ZUrich dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company.
The premier's decision was an
nounced at a'meeting of the crown
council in Vienna, at which the food
situation was unainimously under
stood as critical. Emperor Charles
announced that he was personally ad
dressing Emperor William in connec
tion with that situation.
The emperor's announcement was
made- after Foo.d Minister Paul had
reviewed the food conditions.
Premier von s?«-ydler as his succes
sor Herr Bjthnnaus, considering him
a man who would be able to rely up
on majority In parliament during'the
transition period.
Emperor Charles thereupon invit
ed Herr Bahnhaus to begin negotia
tions with the various parties on the
basis-of the convocation of the cham
ber, with a restricted program' for Its
The council also discussed the ques
tion of further measures against
Slavic disturbers aftid also examined
the military situation, the advices
Heavy Bombardments are
Being Laid on British Lines
Without Results.
In onfe b.ittle'today twenty-one mon
with, aii officer and ten machine guns
were brought in southwest of Arras
ai«l from the upper side of the rlvar
Scarpe six prisoners were brought
back by a raiding party. Heavy bom
bardments are being laid on the Brit
ish trenches at odd hours, buti'the
German infantry is keeping quietjy In
its own trenches. *"f-
German gunners have been 3lis
trlbuting a large quantity of gajg In
the forward areas. The Ypres region
has been receiving a number of shells
during the. night.
WE&^^DAY JUNE26,1918.
Does not Accept Invitation
of EniperOr'Charles to
Organize Men.
With the British Army In France,
Tuesday, Jujie 25.—(By the Associat
ed Press.)—British raiders are still
tapping the German lines between
Flanders and the: 8Mgime, sampling
tltti h^tlfcfirfeit,
ln ordep.tH««t Ihei^atMngth and the
df'fhe cortCehtraiton in the*
cr.nr.ps beh:rJ.
Two and Quarter Million
Advanced—Total Allied
Credit $5,972,590,000.
Washington, June 26.—Belgium, to
day was
another Credit of $2,-
250,000, making Belgium'^ total loans
from the United States. ,1122,800,000.
Aggregate credits to the allies, now
amount to $5,972,580,000.
No Further Newt 01
Lookmg 01 American
Property Obtained
Washington. June 26.—Minister
Caldwell at Teh.erari has advised the
state-department,.under-date of Juhe
24, that he haa been unable to Obtain
further iriformatlon regarding the re
ported seisure of the American con
sulate and looting of an Am'erlcan
hospital.by Turkish troops at Tabriz,
Deisno Resigns To,
,. Enter Engineering
Corps Of U. S. Army
Washington, June 26lr—'BVederlck
A. Delano has offered President Wllr
son his resignation as -a member of
the-federal reserve board to accept a
commlaWon in the ,aiwy engineering
corpa ,to do railroad re7Constructlon
and, management work In Franca.
Thip resignation haa not been a«c$i»t+
T0d*y*s ean^ eoftabliiid ^th «bat tpi
tM.'Odj^ to he moldUii^ 'inly
n^ght:and-.%(th...:t|ia. 'yartHia! apaelil
oflli' pnrfoiu^1Mn4. will
from clvlllaii life dvrliig a ttttd
of.:l*r»l^ injiinbw
•t nnamMt ik inr mciiw.
12,000 Animals Arrive and
Are Grazing
Marquette, Mich., June 26.—Forty
five cavloads, or 12,000 sheep, reached
Cloverland from Idaho yesterday and
.are now grazing on the paatures of
southern Marquette and northeastern
Dickinson counties. This is the first
great influx of sheep as a result of the
"more shee'p. more wool" qampaign'
which has been conducted In upper
Michigan during the last six'months.
cam» througli
Idaho in excellent shape: Other large
shipments are expected to follow,
In addition to the forty-tflve car
loads of sheep there was one carlqad
of camping outfits like those used In
the west for herding purposes and
oqe carload of horses used by the
herders. Ten expert sheep herders
came In with the animals.
150 Prisoners Captured Ac
cording to Reports from
Paris, June 26.—American troops
carried out a brilliant attack near
BeUeau Wood last night, capturing
15,0 prisoners, one of whom was a
captain, according to the statement
issued by the war office today.
The French carried out a number
of raids during the night, the state
ment adds, in the regions of Mallly
Raineval, (In the Somme sector)(
Mellcoq, (west of the Oise) Vlnly
(north of the Clignon river .and
northwest of Chateau-Thierry) and at
Morit Carnillet (east of Rheims) cap
turing prisoners .and machine guns.
Marfa, Tex., June 26.—High laced
boots have been found by army offi
cers serving In the Big Bend district
to be more practical than the riding
boot worn by cavalry officera In other
parts of the country. The laced boot
Is more sturdy, wears longer and
stands the rough usage of the rugged
country composing this district better
than, does the more dreasy riding
boot The laced boots are less ex
pensive than are the more highly fin
ished riding boot and the officers here
call attention to pictures of. General
Foqh and General Pertain wearing the
laced boot as proof that It Is a model
bdot for field service.
North Dakota: Fair tonight and
Thnrsday cooler tonightj jfriday
Minnesota: Fair ton^bt and
Unraday nohr tonight in west
aad south portkma IMdagr Mr.
-'-a 1^'
"Safes*!!, -v4
todays call .awliijia «ubp
latrante will be aant ^nclada
jniK ':p
CeiufnhM Barracks, Ohio.
Smrilnnant .lS-lt. impel
t.OM. Columbtta BftnMkv Ohio.
^.Hf- JP'
-*1 *tr»
S* 5
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Are Received in Paris
American troops have again taken the offensive northwest of Chateau-Tffierrj^
where they have already written a glorious chapter in the story of American participa*
tion in the war. The operation in which the Americans were engaged is mentioned but
briefly in the daily communique of the French war office but it would seem totindicatel
that the Americans have been in quite a notable engagement.
Prisoners to the number of 216 were taken in the action whicfi Is»said
French to have been "brilliant" Among the Germans captured was a captain*' JDNl
French official statement says that this is the number of captives ^so far^Cotmfed,*
which may mean that the operation is still going on or that the full story. has^o
been told.
Local operations along the French and British' fronts are
Prisoners and machine guns were taken by the allies in these .which appear%cf haye bed|
no more than outpost encounters.
During Fight Over Capo Sile
Bridgehead 400 Prisoners
Are Taken.
Rome, June 26.—ItaUan troops on
the southern part of the Piave front
have not only completely re-occupied
the Capo Sile bridgehead, but have
extended it and held the gain agadnst
Austrian counter-attacks. The ex
tension was effected yesterday. Dur
ing the fighting nearly 400 prisoners
were taken. The war office made this
announcement today.
1*41 '*,',sfl
•---. 1
According to French Report Work of Sammies War MostJ
Brilliant—Operations in Northwest of Chateau-Thierry J'
Still Going
Mager Details of Battle
"Yesterday our troops, having
completely re-occupled the' bridge
head of Capo Sile, extended it, pro
voking and. firmly sustaining-resolute
counter-attacks by numerous enemy
forces. Eight officers and S71 of oth
er ranks were captured.
"On the remainder of the front
there were artillery duels of not very
great intensity and activity by small
"Between Mori and Lopplo one of
our assault patrols surprised and de
stroyed an enemy advanced post, cap
turing the survivors.
"Our flights dropped several tons of
bombs on enemy ammunition dumps
on the Venetian plain and on rail
way establishments at Mattarello."
18,000 Men Taken.
Italian Army Headquarters Tues
day, June 25.—With the capture yes
terday of between 2,000 and 3,000
prisoners, the total capture by, the
Italian forces during their counter^
offensive are brought up to the neigh
borhood of 18,000 men.
Action in Alps.
Italian Army Headquarters, Tues
day, June 25.—In the higher Alps
there are evidences of renewed ac
tivity. Italian Alpinists, surprising
the enemy on. the summit of Cavello,
10,500 feet high in the Tonale region,
took sixty prisoners and captured sev
eral machine guns.
North of Monte Grappa detach
ments of the fourth army, after vio
lent artillery and machine gun prep
aration, made thrusts and secured
advantages despite severe enemy re
Count von Hertling Will not
Go into Wilson's Four 5
Principles. "\l:'
Amsterdam, June 26.—There win
be no further discussion of President
Wilson's four principles of a basis for
general peace by Count von Hertling,
the imperial German chancellor. This'
announcement was made by the chan
cellor! In the Reichstag In a debate
after the speech of Foreign Secretary
von Kuehlmann. Proposals of a
league of nations after the war la not
looked on with favor by Count von
Hertling, who intimated that such a
league might make It uncomfortable
for Germany.
The' Henli^Jn
•mm A,v
The Americana are now holding a
considerable front'.'in three different
sectors in Alsace.
The war department announced on
June 18 that the thirty-second division
national guard Is lighting in Alsace on
German territory. This division la
composed of icchign and' Wisconsin
With the American Army- lit
Fraime, June 26.—In an attack opon
the German lines on the Marne front
last night the American troops ex*
tended their line 'Northwest of Bel
lean Wood. Up to 10 o'clock thlp
morning, 216 prisoners had beaai
counted, together with a number of
machine guns and other booty. AW
ditional prisoners-are-coming *in.
American troops on the Mara*
front again attacked tihe Germans
last night In' the Bellean Wood seo*
tor. The Americans made an irre*
sistable ruah for the complete clear*
ing of the wood. In which it VM dfct*
covered yesterday the Germans want
stUl occupying a small., strip of Urn
The attack waa preoeded by
thlrteen-hour bombardment from
American artillery. German pHitun-r
era taken, pay tribote to the brilliant
dash of the Americans, deelarinctM
men in the assaulting party fought
like demons.
The Germans *ea» htoaHr rlisrn
out of Belleau-Wood several days ag*
but the discovery was made jnalst
day that under cover of darknaaa
they had planted machine guna 'bei
hind huge boulders. In "fnfrtn ried^
ways, in shell holes and in trees in
a narrow area on the eidge of tt»
wood. It waa moat difficult t»-get a*
them In these positions and ana
flense hand-to-hand fighting occurred
during the night while the clearing
process was being carried out.
Minneapolis, Minn., June SC.—On
his arrival here today to participate
in an exhibition golf match for tha
benefit of the Red Pi lies. ChartoV,
"Chick" Bvana, national open eham«
pion. waa taken into custody by
agents of the department of Juatlua
because he was unable to prodtfee
draft ciaaslflcation card. After ft
two hours' wait at department ait Jus
tice headquarters, Evans was re
leased when a telegram Was received
from his draft board stating that tha
golf expert had been placed In class t.
Warren K. Wood, Evans' partner,
accompanied the latter to. he^dqusr
ters. Re was not held, however,, as
he produced a claasificatibn eard.
Wood and Evans lata today met
Gtiorge Sargent, profeastonal. aaid
Harry Legg. state amateur chaa»lM|L'/:
in the Red Cross Mbeflt matah. ft
I /j.
HcCd Most oT Voo^'
'With, the American Armyin'ngJMMy
June 26.—Tha Americana aorw-ar* iiill
poseenslon of virtually all tte vl—Ms
tactical poslttona in the BeUeau wood
sector. Moot of the prisoners takm
belong to the S4Tth German dlvlsloivi
On Sunday the Germans placed tte
crack Mist division opposite a por
tion of the- American line. Despite
this the Americana went through la
steam roller fashion.
The Germaiw also had attempted
on Saturday to All tha woods-wtth gma,
but. the determination and heroism of
the Americana could not be checked.
The American artillery again brtl*
llantly carried out its part In throw-*
ing the entire German line into con*
fusion. Prisoners said that the poat*
tion from which they had been taken
waa like an inferno under the Ameri
can ft*., They were happy to get out
lfew Sector Held.
With the American Army la Fraaea'
June 26.—(By the Associated Press
—The now sector bald bjr Amerioan
troops In Alsace la In tto rattan
northwest of GebwMlec. TMa sector
ia aotifar from the famous Hartepum*
wafler^Kopf, the scone of so mucfcr
hvd fisrhting in tho.jpaat
'-1 •¥.

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