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Arrested at Norfolk While Trying
To Blow Up Army Aviation
THOUGHT ACTIVE AGENT
Documents Found Indicate Connection
With Bernstorff and Capt. Boy*
Ed—Other* May Be In
Norfolk, Va„ Jan. 16.—Walter
Sporemann, suspected of being an
active figure in plots concocted her*
by Captain Boy-Ed, the former Ger
man military attache, and believed to
Slave been a captain in the Germau
army, has boen taken to Baltimore
by naval intelligence officers.
The.'alleged spy was arrested
while attempting to blow up a mag
asine at the army aviation field un
der construction near Newport News.
.,. The prisoner will be turned over
jtO ^fiQers of the Department of
'2Jufej^e at' Baltimore for a hearing.
feo far the only charge formally
"lodged vgalnst him is understood to
be that he is a dangerous enemy
Others. Persons Incriminated.
Documents found on his person
and in his rooms in Baltimore tend to
reveal his connection with Boy-Ed
and. former German Ambassador
Bernstorff and to incriminate persons
iii Washington, Baltimore and other
cities. It is understood a number
of arrests may be made in a day or
Documents found on the prisoner
•how that he began his work some
time before the United "States en
tered the war. In one letter from
Boy-Ed there is said to have been
reference to $90,000 Boy-Ed advanced
Posed aa Army Officer.
Officers followed Sporemann night
and day through several cities and to
at least- two army camps. Fre
quently, it Is said, the prisoner posed
as "an officer of the United States
army. Finally he visited the great
%rmy and navy base on Hampton
Roads, but before that a young naval
agent, posing as a friend of Germany,
Had .made himself acquainted with
Sporemann. The officer followed his
man in Newport News and finally to
the aviation field where the arrest
THIRD STORM FOR CHICAGO
Sweeping Down As Recovery From
Second Is Being Made.
Chicago, Jan. 16.—Chicago, jual
recovering from the most severe
bjlzzard in 50 years, is gripped by a
coal famine that closed the blas.t
furnaces of South Chicago, shut up
the world's two greatest packing
plants, and threatened another tieup
off the railways.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
'-lt*sued orders to division superinten
dents that every possible train be
.Cancelled to save fuel. The Armour
and Swift packing plants closed and
put. every employe to work clearing
the tracks of snow so that coal and
cattle could be moved.
Meanwhile the weather forecaster
Issued a warning that another heavy
gale was sweeping toward the city,
leaving in its wake snow-covered
states throughout the Southwest.
ARREST ROUMANIAN ENVOYS
Russians Cause Sensation Among Dip
lomatic Corps By Action.
Petrograd, Jan. 16.—Arrest of all
members of the Roumanian legation
.,here caused, a sensation among the
diplomatic corps. Russian troops
-leaving the Roumanian front are over
—whelming railways. The bolshevik!
six cruisers to Petrograd,
presumably to have the guns handy in
case the constituent assembly proves
Mexican Officers Executed.
Mexico City, Jan. 16.—Ten army
•[officers, including General Loccadlo
Parra, out of 45. arrested in connec
tion with a plot to kill General Al
fredo Novo, commander of the mili
tary district in the state of Mexico,
and Augustin Millan, governor of that
•tate, were Executed at Toluca, the
state capital, about 49 miles from
DOJN08 OF Tins VAN LOONS
Adolph G. Jacobson, vice president
and former manager of the M'not
Grocery company, died in that city.
He formerly lived in Crookston, Minn.
T. G. Thompson, a resident of Far
go asks for a divorce in the Cass
county district court on charges of
cruelty of his wife to his four-year
old son, off-spring of a former mar
In a letter to his mother, Mrs. R.
W. Cooley of Grand Forks, John B.
Cooley, formerly city editor of the
Herald, declares that conditions at
Camp Dodge, where the North Dakota
drafted men are training, are unus
A. C. Wells, for many years a far
mer in charge of the Cannonball dis
trlct has left for Lower Bruele, S. D.,
to assume a similar position with the
government there. Mr. Wells lias been
in the Indian service on Standing
Rock reservation since 1883.
Rev. Father John Halloran, after
passing the physical examination at
Snelling, has returned to Hettinger to
close up matters in connection with
his pastorate preliminary to enter
ing the national,army as chaplain in
the 34th division, which includes No.
Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa select
The W. G. Richards feed barn at
Wilton and 24 head of livestock were
completely destroyed by a fire dis
covered early in the morning. Th«
loss will aggregate $3,500, 17 horses,
including a stallion valued at $800,
six cows and harness and other
equipment to the value of more than
$1„000 having been consumed.
Darald Meyer, who on November
9 attempted to kill himself and wife
at the home of is wife's parents, 15
miles south of Flasher, and who has
since bean held in the couty jail at
Mandan, pleaded guilty to assault
with a deadly weapon with intent to
kill. Judge Nuessle gave him an in
determinate sentence of from one to
W. K. Hauhouse writes home from
Carpenteria, Cal., that he and hia
wife and children and pet pup mada
the journey from Gakcle by automo
bile in good time, with only two
punctures ,and[. tw,o broken springs,
and without. encountering any bad
weather. The Bauhauses started lato
in the season ancl some fears were
expressed that they might not get
John W. Hensel, president of Fargo
college, has resigned to. take up war
work. He has ^repeived three calls to
enter Y. M. Cf A. 'work.
The Russell-Miller company's plant
at Dickinson is still closed and no
definite time has been given when
It will be reopened. A change is be
ing made in the machinery I
production of dl£?:ent grades of dorr
in accordance with the government
J. P. Hardy, Fargo, federal state di
rector of the U. S. public service re
serve, is in receipt of a telegram, ad
rising him that the U. S. wants 7,000
npter mechanics for immediate serv
ce in France. Men outside of the
Iraft age, but who are of military age,
wishing to join the service, should ap
ply at the nearest army recruiting
Albin Hedstrom of Wilton, the old
est member of the Burleigh county
:ommission, with the exception of E.
3. Patterson of Bismarck, was elected
ilfairman to succeed C. F. Pesonsen of
vVing, when the board reorganized for
L918. It was announced following the
board's reorganization that no change
would be made in the list of appointive
:ounty officers for the ensuing year.
Addressing five new American citiz
jns at Fargo former Governor L. B.
Banna declared conscription was prop*
sr. "Some people think that the idea
)f conscription is not right," he Baid.
'Men, I tell you it is. In this present
var Conscription means that high and
ow, rich and poor, shall be treated
dike. That is the right platform on
which to stand. We are doing away
with class differences and class re
.igion in this war. In the trenches
we find rich and poor and Catholio
rod Protestants fighting side by side.'
M. P. Morris, postmaster at James
town for the past several years, has
been taken to Parkview hospital for
treatment. He is suffering from a
severe attack of heart trouble.
S. P. Grans, co-operative observer
for the Little Missouri district at
Marmath, reports that December, 1917,
was the dryest in the history of bis
station. The rainfall for the month
was .40 inch.
Thorough investigation is being
made by officials of the flour mil)
company whose plant was totally
wrecked by fire, which destroyed more
than 1,800 bushels of wheat with a
loss estimated at approximately $27.
000 at Golden Valley, Mercer county.
According to reports the fire spread
rapidly as soon as discovered and
this leads the officials to believe that
it was incendiary.
Charged with heartlessly permitting
12 to 15 horses which had been en
trusted to his. care for the winter,
to die frim starvation and exposure.
A. L. Darling, Fortuna rancher, was
arraigned on a charge of cruelty to
animals and released on bond to ap
pear at the next term of court at
A. B. Cary of Kenmare has returned
from Des Moines, Iowa, where he
found himself, through the death of
his father, Samuel K. Cary, who
owned 400 acres of valuable land
near Renwick, Iowa, one of four heir*
to an estate of $150,000.
Two Cent Fare Law Upheld.
Washington, Jan. 16.—The two
cent fare law of Illinois has been up
held by the supreme court with the
exception that where it discriminated
In favor of some cities because of
the higher interstate rate, the inter
state commerce commission has
power to make necessary adjust
Wholesale Coal Seizure Planned.
Washington, Jan. 16.—Wholesale
confiscation of coal from industries in
sufficient quantities to meet domestic
requirements has been decided upon
by the fuel administration it is an
nounced. This action it was said, was
made enecessary because of the emer
gency caused by the freight conges
tlon in the East and prospects of a
fortnight of extremely cold weather.
Seizure of coal will affect less essen
tiai factores and even war industries
may be forced to curtail consumption
pf household needs.
A wolf was kept a prisoner In a cage
In a park where many people came to
look at him and be amused.
One day It grew very hot and the
wolf dug down into his sawdust in
search of moist earth wherewithal to
cool himself. But he found nothing
better than the metal bottom of his
cage, whereat the people laughed,
deeming his discomfiture good sport.
Presently, however, the war brought
about a shortage of food and another
day the keeper opened the door of the
cage. "Come out!" he commanded.
"We can't feed you any longer and so
we're going to shoot you."
The wolf was glad. "Now I know
why tliey call it a war of liberation!"
he thought to himself.
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE
The Steady Advertiser is making his
Daily Trip to the Bank with the Day's
Haul. He is Loaded Down but he
doesn't Seem to Mind. He knows It
I'ays To Advertise and couldn't do
without The Paper any more than The
Paper could do without him. He never
complains about Business being Dull.
Imitation Chinese Jade.
Chinese Judo is so successfully Imi
tated by German r:i u)iif icturers thai
experts of tli» 1'ur Ivist frequently p^ig.
take the uitiilcial for Hie genuine.
Happiness comes from striving, do
"ig. loving, achieving, conquering, al
ways something positive and force
ful.—David Starr Jordan.
"We Must Operate at Once!"
Appendicitis has clutched an
other victim. Clogged intestines
generate the poisons of this
dreaded distase. How often
this might have been avoided b.v
the use of "Holliste'r Rocky
Mountain Tea". This wonder
ful herb laxative penetrates and
cleanses the lower bowels, re
moving iritation and poisons.
Thousands of women are today
enjoying health today thru the
virtues of this excellent medi
cine. Trifling cost, harmless in
action. Get a package today.—
FERTILITY AND YIELD
It has been found in experiment
al work that when the soil is rich
or has plenty of available plant
food that it will produce a greater
yield with the same amount of rain.
This is nicely illustrated in practic
al farming. In the seaspn of small
rainfall, as in 1917 the field that
l\ad the available fertility produced
the biggest crop. This is one thing
that can be controlled and it in
creases the crop in the year with
good growing conditions but much
more so In the unfavorable season.
In livestock farming a variety of
crops are grown and some of them
are fed and the manure returned to
the soil which results in having the
soil' in better condition for plant
growth than is possible when one
crop is grown continuously. In
niany cases it has been found prof
itable to raise stock even with a loss
on the livestock, this loss being
more than made up In the increased
yields that come from the crops be
Ing rotated and the manure applied
to the land.—Agr. Ex. Dept. N. D.
Shepherd dog, general color
brown with yellow legs and
points, answers to name "Max."
Finder please notify
GEO. B. CARPENTER,
Hope, N. Dak.
J'U. NOVSIfc TfVi
There are 90,000,000 of us in the United States—all in the
family of our own Uncle Sam.
And Uride Sam needs money—your money—everybody's
money. He doesn't ask you to give it to him he wants to borrow
and pay you interest for it
Maybe you didn't have $50 or $100 to lend him in Liberty
Bonds, but surely you have 25 cents. If we, all of us, buy one
thrift stamp—just one stamp apiece—that is $22,500,000, and if
everyone of us buys $4.12 worth—25 cents worth from time to
time for sixteen times—that's $370,800,000.
Your pin money does help. Doesn't it?
We don't know how much money you have—how much
how little. It doesn't matter, anyway. For it is getting to a point
that every man—every woman—every boy—every, girl—must
make the business of helping win this war—the most important
thing on earth.
Like the Liberty Bonds, the war savings certificates bear
4% interest On January 1,1923 each certificate will be worth $5.
These stamps are exchangeable at face value plus accumulated
interest at any time between now and January 1,1923.
You can buy from your mail carrier or at the Post Office.
Buy your first one today.
Thi» Advrii*»mant Paid for and Donated
Are Your Sewers Clogged
The bowels are the sewerage
system of the body You can
well imagine the result when
they are stopped up in the case
of constipation. As a purgative
you will find Chamberlain's
Tablets excellent. They are
mild and gentle in their action
They also improve the digestion
To Co-operate with Fuel Administration
Aagot Raaen, Superintendent of
Sohools of Steele County, will co-op
erate with the United States fuel ad
ministration in its national "Tag
Your-Shovel Day" campaign.
Hon. M&cdonald has sent tags rep
resenting shovels and bearing matter
for saving coal. These are to be tied
to practically every coal shovel in the
county by the school children. The
tags .will act as constant reminders
that coal is to be used us sparingly as
Children will be Id to take these
tags home Jan. 30th and tie to the
family shovel. Pupils are asked to
volunteer to tag the shovels where
there are no children. Parents,
school officers, teachers and children
are asked to co-operate in this cam
A witness being sworn in Shorediu
(Eng.) county court said he would te
"the truth, the whole truth, and an
thing but the truth.''
New Idea for Cotton.
From spruce wood pulp a French in
ventor has made a fabric resembling
cotton and eqiially capable of bleach
ing and dyeing.
Soon Over His Cold
Everyone speaks well of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy after having
used it. Mrs. George Lewis, Pittsfield,
N. Y., has this to say regarding it:
"Last winter my little boy. five years
old, was sick with a cold for two or
three weeks. I doctored him and
used various cough medicines but
nothing did him much good until I be
gan using Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. He then improved rapidly and
In a few days was oyer his cold."—
Indigo Once Native Crop.
Some time, about 75 years ago, the
money crop of Alabama, Mississippi
and Georgia was Indigo, one of the
most highly prized commodities of the
present day. That was before the
Invention of the cotton gin, and nobody
Is alive now in this country who knows
how to grow Indigo. But a hundred
acres planted to indigo, by a man who
knows how to grow it, would at this
time bring him in more money than al-'
falfa, cotton, corn and peanuts com
bined. Indigo is the main ingredient
of some of the high-priced dyestuffs,
the scarcity of which is felt all over
the world, and which will continue to
advance In price long after the war
is over. The same soil is here on
which it used to grow, only our fore
fathers found it more profitable to
grow cotton, and indigo was left for
other countries to grow and thrive
upon.—Demopolls (Ala.) Times.
Judge—"The prisoner claims that he
tooted his horn before he ran over
you." Complainant (much damaged)—
"Maybe he did, your honor, but whai
good is that when car is traveling
faster than sound?"
Danger in Overconfidence.
"They sa.v a fool for luck." "That's
what they say. But don't let your
contldenee in that theory make you de
pend too strongly on luck, young emu,"
Sale of Land
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That under
authority of an Order ot Sale granted by the
Honorable Adam S, Moote, fudge of the
County Court ot the County ot Steele, In the
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State of North Dakota, dated the 13th day of
ilAAA«MKA«i A T\ .ft... al.
unicu buo jotii any 01
December, A. D.*1917, Ihe ^Vniderslgned, the
Administrator of the estate of Jens N. Hoi.
men, late of the County of Steele and State
of North Dakota, deceased, will sellat private
sale to the highest bidder, for cash or one
third cash and the balance on a credit not
exceeding three years secured on the land
sold, subject to confirmation by the Judge of
said County Court, the following described
The Northeast Quarter of Section Number
Nineteen (19) in Township Number One
Hundred and Forty-eight (148) North of
West of the
Fifth (Bth) Principal Meridian.
The sale will be made on or after the 18th
day of January A. D. 1918.
All bids must be in writing, and may be
left at the office of B. Halverson & Company.
In Hatton, Traill County. North Dakota, or
nled with the Judge of said County Court at
Sherbrooke, North Dakota, or delivered to
the undersigned personally.
There'# no use tryingto beat the R. C. of 1
Administrator of the estate of
Jens N. Holmen, Deceased.
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