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j\-"i VOL. XXIII, NO. 38. London, March 6.—Petrograd is be* ing evacuated by the Bolshevik gov ernment. Moscow, the ancient capi tal, is to again become the seat of the Russian government, while Petrograd is to be made a free port. The population of Petrograd is quit ting it hurriedly and various govern ment departments are removing fur ther inland away from the German invader. Bolshevik councils in Mos cow and the provinces are said to be more opposed to the Germans and a separate peace than those in Petro grad. Previous reports that the hard terms of the German peace treaty, which take from Russia thousands of square miles in Europe and Asia, would not be accepted by the All Russia congress of workmen's and soldiers' delegates, indicated also that the non-peace elements in the Bolsh evik ranks were gaining the upper liand. Evacuation of Petrograd was mentioned as one of the measures the war party proposed. Refusal of the peace treaty by the congress when it meets at Moscow next week will probably cause the downfall of Lenine and Trotzky, if they do not resign beforehand. A section of the Bolsheviki is said to lean toward the social revolutionists of the Left, who have been opposed to the Lenine regime and inclined to be friendly to the entente allies, al though favorable to an immediate general peace. WEEK'S RESUME OF CONDITIONS ON EASTERN AND WESTERN FRONTS Germans Granted Russians Respite For Few Days Time Is Taken To Recruit An Army To Attempt To Stop Great Advance Of Central Powers' Armies Apparently Germany unwittingly played into the hands of the All Russia congress by granting a res pite before the treaty should be rati fied. Reports from Petrograd indi cate that the congress and allied or ganizations will use the intervening days in recruiting an army and pre paring for a defense against the Ger mans. American consul Tredwell has re- IIS. CORMITTEES MIDDY EVERY SOCIETY, FRATERNITY AND CHURCH ORGANIZATION IN CITY ON COMMITTEES Chairman Charles G. Rieger of the War Savings Stamp committee, has issued a caTt for a meeting to be held in the court house Saturday afternoon at three o'clock when thvj various committees appointed for the work will meet and organize to put thru the Thrift campaign. Considerable perparatory work has. been done and a careful stiection of committee men has been made with the sole object of facilitating the work of making the War SaVings Drive one of the biggest and best that has taken place anvwhere and put it acioss for the government in such a way as to do the most good. Each society or fraternity in this city will be organized to cany on ^he work and the churches will have their section of the campaign to carry on. The committees^ EDUCATIONAL —L. A. White, Chairman Helen Schell, Nanna Ne.v lander. MINISTERIAL C. E. Stinson, Chairman S. ffitchock, C. J. Ferster, E. P. O'Neill, I. G. Monson, Robert Bell, N. E. Els worth. H. Yellem, S. Natwick, A. Johanson, E. Sherping. FINANCE—A. J. Panger, Chair man F. B. Plummer, R. A. Juu'l, '€. •G. Vikan. BOY SCOUTS—Herbert Weil. FRATERNAL—A. F. Kulas, W. F. •Cormany, W. C. Francis, Dr. M. E. "Trainor, A. J. Field, T. Hofengen, R. C. Gilmer, C. E. Newell, F. R. Klein sorge Crairman, W. S. Callahan, H. L. Weatherwax, E. A. Francis, Dick Peyton, R. R. Rutledge, Dr. T. H. David. WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS Mrs. O. A. Ringo, Mrs. Lars ChristenT son, Mrs. M. A. Hegge, Mrs. T. A. McKay, Mrs. H. Burton, Mrs. Creaser. Mrs. Sam Greengard, Mrs. L. B. Dochterman, Mrs. Geo. Bruegger Chairman, Mrs. W. C. Tatem, Mrs. Paul Carpenter, Mrs. Mary Harvey. Mrs. W. T. Benton, Mrs. G. A. Stice. Mrs. C. D. Milloy, Mrs. W. B. Over son, Sophie Harriss, Mrs. P. C. Hamrc, Mrs. E. Shipping, Mrs. Herman Gruetman. WAR SAVINGS SOCIETIES COM MITTEES—Thos. B. Murphy. Chair jman W. G. Owens, S. D. Scott, E. (Continued on page 7) Our Country! In Hot turned to Petrograd along with Ray mond Robins, head of the permanent Red Cross commission to Russia. Re moval of the government to Moscow probably will compel them to go there also. On the fighting fronts in France and Italy there has been little activi ty except by the artillery. There have been no further details of the American repulse of an enemy attack in Lorraine. Submarine Sinkings London, March 6. Commander Carlyon Hallaires, Unionist member for Maidstone, in the house of com mons, today gave submarine sinkings of merchantmen as averaging 70,000 tons weekly in January and 80,000 tons weekly in February. Haig's Official Report Field Marshal Haig's official state ment, issued last night, reads: "In the raid last night (Monday), at Warneton, strong resistance was encountered and at least forty of tne enemy were killed. Our troop3, nev ertheless, reached the second German line and repulsed two counter at tacks with further loss to the enemy. Our own casualties were light. "During the night the enemy raid ed two of our posts, one south of St. Quentin and the other southeast of Epehy. Four of our men are miss ing. "Today the enemy's artillery "has shown some activity at different points between Flesquieres and the Scarpe river. Hostile working par ties in this area were dispersed by our artillery." The British Report "English troops raided the enemy's trenches early this morning east of Bullecourt and captured a few prison ers and two machine guns," says to day's war office report. "Our casual ties were slight. "Successful raids also were carried out by our troops last night north of the Scarpe and in the neighborhood of Lens. "Southeast of Gouzeau court a hos tile raiding party was repulsed. "Additional prisoners and a ma chine gun were taken by us as a re sult of these encounters." Y. M. C. A. at the Front The American army Y. M. C. A. anounced today that it now has 42 recreation centers and canteens with in range of enemy shells behind sec tors occupied by the American troops. There are also 150 in the French war zone. The Y. M. C. A. workers sup ply hot drinks free of charge to sol diers in the front line. Cans of soup, coffee and chocolate are distributed each night. American Ship Beached The American Steamshi pArmenia, formerly a German merchantman, lies beached and badly damaged on the British coast after being torpedoed by a German submarine, it was learned wKh the arrival of *"he Ar menian's crew here today. The at tack took place on Feb. 9 about three I weeks after Secretary Daniels made 'public the details of a similar attack on the Armenia in December. HUE LADDIES SEE IHHIIMEIf rani FANCY DRILLS AND EVENTS OF THE VALLEY CITY CONVEN TION SHOWN AT LYRIC "Hello, Smith." Was the greeting the Willistor fireman received last evening at the Lyric when the pictures of (he No*fch Dakota firemen's tournament at Val ley City were thrown on the scree:1 snd Mr. Smith stepned forth from the film with a broad gauge smile on his face. The film was brought here bv- the firemen and at an expense to them selves of a number of dollars, which the members of the department do nated. All who saw the pictures were well pleased, and when the Williston men loomed in view there was a mur mur of approval from the spectators. Beside the firemen's picture "The Wax Model" starring Vivian Martin was shown. This was a splendid pic ture of the bohemianism of the ar tist life. The theme was well chosen and the artist's model showed a char? •acter that could be held exemplary. IntavcMiM with foreign nation* and the home: COHPIETEII CHURCH CEOS OFWIILISTOR One thing noticeable about the tak ing of the census was the fine recep tion accorded all the enumerators as Everywhere there was a spirit of de Everywhere there was a sprit of de sire to help the enumerators and many things that the churchmen dis covered will have a distinct bearint' upon future church work in this city. In many families, children have not been at Sunday school for the entire winter. Others, members of the var ious denominations, were not known by the pastors and members oi that particular church. It is anticipated from the partially tabulated reports that the founda tions for much intensive work will be laid and when the final report of the FINANCE CORPORATION BILL -•f" nay What Ca. I Do T. Hdp Win Tie War? To The Readers of the Graphic Porkless means without pork, bacon, ham, lard or pork products, fresh or preserved. Use fish and poultry. Cut this out and paste it up in your kitchen. Observance of these wheatless and meatless regulations will help win the war. MINISTERS AND LAYMEN ENUM ERATE CHRISTIAN POPULA TION OF CITY The church census of Williston taken the first two days of this week was practically done Tuesday even ing, but the tabulation of the reports has not been completed. Tuesday afternoon about fifty people of the various denominations met at the li brary and received the census cards. Wednesday morning the pastors of the various churches met at the li brary to canvas the returns and classify the results, which work is still in progress. committees having this work in ported in the role by Tom Moore who charge, is made public, some very in teresting things will develop. SHAWHAN SOME DREAMER Our mutual friend of Indiana, S. ston Graphic Following is the new food program for public eating places Monday is Wheatless Tuesday is Meatless Wednesday is Wheatless Saturday is Porkless One Wheatless meal every day One Meatless meal every day Wheatless means no crackers, pastry, macaroni, breakfast food or other cereal containing wheat and no wheat flour in any form except the small amount needed for thickening or a binder in corn bread. Meatless means without any cattle, hog or sheep products On other days use mutton and lamb in preference to beef or pork. She always ba right. But wr caoatry, fight or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. is rapidly climbing to the points in filmdom. W. Shawhan, is some dreamer accord- Houston personally appeared before ing to a card he sent the editor of the Graphic. He pictured himself coming out here to visit his friend W. O. Hollar and calling on us to pay his subscription. In this dream he approached the cashier with a roll of priation of money to buy seed and bills as large as a stove pipe and said feed to be sold to farmers on time, he wanted to pay up his subscription After hearing the lacts presented by and several years ahead. He didn't Secretary Houston, the Committee on care for expenses and thought we Agriculture voted to indefinitely post might need the money. In the last: pone further consideration of the bill, sketch he. is awake and lamenting On February fourth Representatives the fact that he ever awoke, stating Baer, Rankin, Evans and Norton and that both he and the Graphic editor Hon. Gifford Pinchot, George P. would have been better off. Hampton and others, representing We would be his humble servant various farmers' organizations, ad for life if he could furnish subscrib- dressed the Committee on Agriculture ers with the same dream and keep, and urged the Committee to favor them dreaming until after they visit- ably report a bill to provide for the ed us. However Shawhan you need purchase of feed and seed to be sold not put off that visit until you have to farmers on time in restricted dis a roll that large. If you do I am tricts where there was urgent need afraid you never will see North Da- .for the same in order to enable farm kota. ers to put in next spring a maximum crop acreage. BEFORE SENATE Today the House is taking up for consideration the legislative, Judicial and Executive Appropriation Bill pro viding for appropriations aggregating seventy millions 6f dollars to defray the expenses of the Legislative, Judi- ditorium March 20. He will talk to cial apd Executive Departments of' the school children during the day—• the government for the fiscal year and to adults in the evening. Please beginning July first, 1918. The Sen-! reserve this date, as Mr. Werner's ate is debating the War Finance Cor- talk will be worth while. poration Bill which makes provision for a five hundred million dollar fed- NOTICE eral corporation to furnish credits for The Odd Fellows wish the people industries an denterprises of the Uni- to know that the use of their dining ted States necessary or contributory room can be had for Red Cross and to the prosecution of the war. Patriotic purposes, also their lodge room, for like purposes when not oth- Remember the basket social at the crwise occupied. See M. A. Hegge Nelson school house, five miles south- I of the City Grocery for arrangements Wiwvit "V east from Bonetraill, on Friday evert- and dates in March 15. Wm. Glissman, Secy. •vr^V WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1918. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE F. E. LADD, Federal Food Administrator. LYRIC CHANGED HANDS LAST MONDAY MORNING W. W. BOARDMAN VMTII LUDOWESE COMPANY NEW FORMERLY ABSTRACT OWNER Monday morning, W. W. Boardman assumed the proprietorship of the Lyric theatre and John Snyder who has been the owner and manager for several years relinquished the posi tion to the new owner. During Mr. Snyder's management the Lyric has given and has always tried to secure the.bvtctype of pictures for thepub li? arid in addition to the pictures he has associated with bim an excellent pianist and violinist who have added much to the pleasures of the place. As Mr. Snyder is to enter the army it was necessary for him to secure some one to t^ke the place and keep up the excellent' work all ready under way, and in Mr. Boardman the place will always be kept up the past high standard and whenever advances are made in the profession he will be ready to lead in giving the improve ments to the public. And one of his first selections for the public will be to have Vivian Martin batek here the 11th and 12th, Monday and Tuesday of next week. She appeared here re cently in "A Kiss for Susie and found much favor in the eyes of the Willis ton movie goers and when she comes in Little Miss Otirnist she will meet with a hearty reception. She is sup- highest BAER BILL KILLED Secretary of Agriculture David F. the House Committee on Agriculture on Monday and addressed the Com mittee for several hours in opposi tion to the bill introduced by Repre sentative Baer for a federal appro- MR. WERNER WILL GIVE ADDRESS Mr. Werner of the A. C. College will give an address on Gardening, Airriculture, illustrating the same with lantern slides, at the school au- «*', nnntfim im|im nfiij^ »wi ',"'"' Saturday night, in the armory au ditorium, hundreds of Williston peo ple, for the first time had brought home to them in all its phases, the seriousness of the world war, and the one who put across the message in unforgetable words was Mrs. Basil Clark who has lived much of the time in the past few years in the war stricken territory of Belgium. As an archer aims at the target, so did the speaker aim at the hearts of the people. She saw the things which have so shaped events as to bring the world in sorrow to a conflict with the most merciless fighting machine that history has ever known. She was within the territory of Belgium when the Germans raided the country, impressed the people into service, made every male of military age enter detention camps, shot down promiscuously without selection and for no offenses whatsoever, men, women and children saw the people led forth to virtual slavery heard the child's cries for its murdered mother, saw the Rower of the Belgian womanhood and girlhood made the playthings and pastimes of the brutal German hordes. These things took place and in burning words she scath ingly denounced the nation that has been able to build up, educate and send an army to carry outthis awful program upon a small ani defense less nation in order to impress upon the people of the,world the superior ity of the German fighting machine. As Germany has burned, slain and devasted the Belgians as she has collected enormous indemnities from the already impoverished people, so she is planning to make the nations of the world, especially the United States, pay the costs of the war. Mrs. Clark clearly illustrated in word pictures the MRS. BASIL CLARK DELIVERS BEST LECTURE ON WAR GIVEN IN CITY She Has Been Living In The Lands Of The Belgians And Knew The Actual Conditions Before And After The Out break Of The World War ''To Refuse to obey the orders to save food, and go on eating ev erything when the government needs it is being a traitor to ones country, and anyone who does so should be sent to jail." 1 development and wonderful strength of the German Army. From the date of the birth of the male child, it is hailed as not "Another boy in the family," but as "Another soldier for the German army which is to conquer the world." Thee the child is fed and nourished with the one idea—to make it war like and become a great soldier for the army. No preparedness plan ever devised has equalled the German education and military scheme. And the result is a fighting animal of tre mendous staying powers, of docile intent toward its officers and a raging tyrant over its helpless foe. There he stands in his might today, effi cient, strong, brutal and with the feeling instilled in him from birth, that he and hs comrades are in incible. You can see him standing, gloatingly looking over the world and fastening his eyes upon the fairest of America. He covets and believes that the world must yield to the Kaiser. That is the foe the Ameri cans must meet, a foe with such im plicit faith in the strength and power of the kaiser that nothing but de FIVE NORTH DAKOTA LI FIVE OTHERS LOST LIVES AND MANY MORE WOUNDED IN BATTLE OF MARCH 1 Washington, March 5—General Per shing reported to the war depariment yesterday the names of one lieuten ant and nine privates killed in action, of a captain, a lieutenant and 11 men severely wounded and iO men sli'rhtiy wounded, all on March 1, the day of a Gorman assault on an American trench sector. The name of a lieu tenant and four men killed the same day previously had been reported. First Lieutenant Stewart W. Hoov er, infantry, Blackfoot, Idaho, and the privates below were killed: Claude W .ICellar, Glenburn, North Dakota. Fred Gard. Crosby, North Dakota. Willie L. Romine, Silva, North Da kota. Theodore Wong, Sanish, North Da kota. Matt Brew, Fayette, N. D. Mrs. John Brant of Trenton spent the week-snd here with relatives. V. feat and death itself can wholly efface that faith. But there is one thing lacking in that soldier. He is a strong link in the fighting chain and as the chain transmission is dependent upon the sprocket for it.-, power to move, so is this soldier dependent on his su periors. There is no light of keen intelligence in his eyes. His eveiy act as a soldier depends upon the thinking and executive ability of the superior war director or officer. Contrast him with that splendid six feet of manhood who represents the United States Soldier. There he stands, strop.? in his own might. Thinking for himself. Independent, self reliant, intelligent and obeying orders because he knows that thru obedience to officers the united man power can be made to produce the best results. Unstrained until a few months ago. But as he falls into line, perhaps awkwardly at first, there is more than the automaton. There is that resilient, strong purpose of the mind carried out in every move ment. He moves for a purpose un derstood, and understanding he be comes not only solidified into the working whole, but he stands there ready to carry thru to fruition the ideas of his officers should they be slain. He fights for a high purpose. He is no brute and when he enters the conflict Irj fight.- with might nnd is equally as good a loser as a win ner, he has done his best. In choicer phr.ises, in more polish ed words, Mrs. Clark painted the fore going picture. Her words were such as all who heard will remember. Then she portrayed the status of the war and what each could do to help win it. And as each sat listen ing to her wonderful voice, pleading for the soldiers of the United States, that the people here organize that (Continued on page 7) CUM RESOLVES TO CONSERVE FOOD AT A MEETING OF THE ORGAN IZATION, PLANS TO AID GOV ERNMENT WERE DISCUSSED At a meeting of the Local Council of Food Conservation held Tuesday night resolutions were passed favor-^ ing aiding the government in every way possible and in serving at lunch eons and other places, fruits instead of meats, fa'ts, etc. Also that at meetings in afternoon and evening at which foods are usually served, the lunch be omitted. A detailed report of the meeting and its aims, and the resolutions is given below. The Report We are at war, yet many people do not realize it. Battle fields ,ire so far away and cantonment cities appear as dramatic incidents enliven ing every day life. If we realized the awful conditions and danger that are facing our boys over there wo would do differently. We would do as we did before the war. We are urg ed by the Food Administration to use only a limited supply of the food that can be shipped abroad. Mrs. Clark in her burning address told us of the crisis we are facing. Miss Newton of the Agriculture College has been urging us to use substitutes. On every hand we hear the cry "Con serve the food." By conserving food we are to do more than to observe meatless and wheatless days. We are not to use any more wheat, meat, fat and sugar than is absolutely nec essary. We feel that all opposition to these observances is direct assis tance to the enemy. With these thots in mind the Local Council of Food Conservation held a meeting Tues day, passing the following resolu tions: Resolved that we recommend the saving of wheat, meat, fats and sugar in the home and urge that lunches for afternoon, or evening meetings which hold not later than eleven P. 1!., be dispensed with, and be it fur ther Resolved that where lunches are necessary they be fruit or some foods which cannot be shipped abroad, and be it further Resolved that each' individual feel it his or her duty to futher the need of the saving of these foods that can be of greatest service to the Nation in this crisis. Local Food Conservation Council., lU V.