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Friday, May 10 Great Britain's naval triumph of April 23 at Zeebrugge, when this important German submarine base was apparently blocked by the sink ing of concrete-laden ships, has been virtually duplicated at Ostend, an other valuable base for the U-boats just to the east. The old cruiswr Vindictive, filled with concrete, was sunk last night across the entrance to Ostend harbor. The operations begun with a view to closing the two ports, the admiralty announces, have now been "successfully completed." The importance of the blocking op erations lies in the fact that the Ger mans will now be forced to revert, for some time at least, to their own home ports as starting and return ing points for their under-sea raid ers. These craft would therefore have a traverse for longer, more dif ficult and more dangerous routes to attain their cruising grounds, with the consequent increase by many times the chances of their being turn ed back or destroyed. Land Fighting The land fighting of last night brought success to both the British and the French. In the case of the former, the action took the form of a British counter attack upon ground the Germans took yesterday in the Albert sector, northeast of Amiens. Field Marshal Haig's troops gained a complete victory, restoring the posi tion intact, and taking some prison ers. The French success was still more important, as it represented a net gain of ground for the allies on the Somme front. In an intensive op eration, heralded by a brief but heavy bombardment, the French cap tured Grivesnes park, five miles north of Montididier, and held their own there against counter measures by the Germans, taking 250 prisoners during the fighting. The Germans had held an impor tant sector of this park, which ad joins the town of Grivesnes on the east, and is just to the north of the sector where American troops have been reported fighting in the Picardy battle. British and French troops south west of Ypres, having firmly re-es tablished the line attacked Wednes day, are awaiting the next move by the Germans in their efforts to drive through behind Ypres. The latest re pulse was the second the German:) have suffered along the Voormezeele Locre line since the capture of Mont Kemmel, but further attempts by the enemy are expected. Bombers Are Busy Allied airmen have taken advantage of improved weather conditions to drop many tons of bombs on import ant railway and concentration cen ters behind the German line. In air fighting, British aviators nave ac counted for 29 German machines, 22 of which were destroyed. One enemy my airplane, was brought down by rllle Are. Premier Lloyd George and his government have passed successfully another situation which threatened to provoke a crisis and the probable re tirement of the ministry. The gov ernment won in the house of com mons when the members, by a vote of 293 to 106, refused to accept the motion of former Premier Asquith that a select committee investigate the charges made by Major General Maurice. The premier denied that he or any other minister had misled the public as to the stateus of the Brit ish army, as charged by the former chief director of military operations. Saturday, May 11 Whatever move the Germans may be preparing on the western battle front, they are finding an active foe confronting them. The French official statement fair ly bristles with accounts of artil lery and raiding activities and more important minor thrusts against the Germans. In addition, the latest Brit ish aviation report indicates such thorough command of the air that in one day's fighting 27 German ma chines were brought down, while the British losses were only six machines. French troops figured in the most telling strokes delivered by the in fantry last night, both in Flanders and south of the Somme. In the former area an operation advanced the French line somewhat east of Locre, an important holding point against operations directed at Mont Rouge. Summary of War Conditions A Review of the Events of the week in the World War British troops made a successful raid near Merville, west of this area. On the southern battle front the French bit into the German line on the front between Montididier and Noyon. An appreciable gain of ground was made northwest of Or villers-Sorel, seven miles southeast of Montididier. Trouble In Ukraine There are indications that the Ger mans have run into serious trouble as the result of their recent high handed action in the Ukraine. The people are reported to have turned against the occupying forces, and dispatches from Dutch sources re port that Bavarian cavalry detach ments are being withdrawn from the western front and sent to the Ukraine. American troops on the sector northwest of Toul assisted the I rench in a successful raid into the German positions in Apremont forest Friday. The American guns aided the French and east of the raided section, Amer ican patrols made a diversion by en tering the village of Apremont, which was found to be deserted. Active artillery firing is going on in some sectors of the tlahan and Macedonian fronts. There also have been patrol engagements on these fronts, but no heavy fighting. Monday, May 13 Assurance in their ability to stem the tide of German force grows among the allied leaders as the enemy delays a renewal of his offensive from day to day. With the French re serves almost intact, it has been de cided not to incorporate the Ameri can army in the Anglo-French armies at this time and not to use it until it is complete and self-sustaining. Washington has no official confir mation of this report, received in Ottawa in the form of a summary of a report issued by the British war cabinet, but gratification is felt that the American army will be able to meet the foe as an entirety. When the German menace against Amiens, Paris and the channel ports became so serious and General Foch assum ed supreme command, all available American troops were offered the generalissimo. A large number were rushed to the battle line and a sec tor west of Montididier is now held by American soldiers. Germany's military leaders have used up most of their reserves in their attacks since March 21, and the British and French armies, with the reserve French force, are deemed fully able to deal with further enemy onrushes. The allied strategy is aid ed by the fact that the Germans must attack or admit defeat. No Gains in Two Weeks It is now two weeks since the dis astrous repulse of Mont Kemmel and in that time the Germans have gained hardly afoot either in Flanders or in Picardy. The French and British, however, have taken some small and locally important positions in limit ed attacks, the latest advance being made by the French north of Kemmel village in the capture of Hill 44, and an. adjoining farm. It is felt the Ger mans cannot delay their attacks in strength much longer and that im portant sectors southwest of Ypres and between Arras and the Somme will soon resound again to the clash of mighty battles. Meanwhile op posing cannon are firing thousands of shells into and behind the hostile po sitions. On the Italian front the fighting is becoming sharper with the Italians on the offensive. After the success ful operation on Monte Corno, south of Asiago, the Italians have wiped out an Austrian advance post on the important height of Col del Orso, be tween the Brenta and the Piave. Aus trian patrol parties were repulsed north of Lake Garda and along the line west of the Brenta. WILL YOU BE ONE7 Tuesday, May 14 Committed, as they are, to a con tinuation of heavy fighting on the western front, the Germans appar ently are taking their full time be fore beginning another forward op eration on the line from Soissons north to the Belgian coast. In two weeks the enemy has made only one determined attack and this was re pulsed by the allied forces southwest of Ypres. Thousands of thoughtless people neglect colds every winter. A cough follows they get rundown—then stubborn sickness sets in. Sickness can be prevented easier than it can be cured and if you will give your system the benefit of a few bottles of Along the vital sectors of the sal ients driven by the Germans since March 21, the enemy artillery has been active, but there are no signs of renewed infantry activity in strength. North of Kemmel, around Serre, on the line between Albert and Arras, and on the southern end of you will find your whole system strengthened. It will fortify your lungs and throat and enrich your blood against rheumatism. It is powerful concentrated nourishment without alcohol or opiates. Don't neglect taking Scott's—oomtnonoo today* The imported Norwegian cod liver oil alway* used in Scott'a EMUH II NOW refined in our ows American laboratories which guarsntees it free from impurities. Scott It Bowse. BkMNftfield. N. J. 17-17 A matter of particular consequence is the showing that fully one-third of the men rejected as physically un fit for military service were rendered so because of ailments resulting from preventable causes during the first five years of life. It has also been found that twenty-five percent of the deaths in our own state are of chil dren under five years, and that the mortality among the children of this age thruout the United States ex ceeds 300,00 annually. Ninety per cent of these deaths might have been prevented. Society needs the chil dren and they haye a right to expect of society the protection due every citizen, regardless of age or rank. WILLISTON GRAPHIC the British line across the Somme and on the French sector immediate ly south, the German big guns are hurling thousands of shells into the allied positions. Allied airmen are taking advantage of every opportunity to invade enemy territory. Many more tons of bombs have been dropped on important rail way centers and other military tar gets behind the German lines in Flan ders and Picardy. In aerial fighting the British have brought down six more enemy machines. While British naval airmen bomb the German sub marine bases at Zeebrugge and Os tend, army fliers continue the aerial bombardment of Burges. West of Montdidier, in Picardy and northwest of Toul, American's artil lerymen are harassing the Germans with a heavy fire. Considerable dam age is believed to have been caused on both sectors. The announcement from Ottawa that the American army was not to be employed fully against the Ger mans until it was a complete organ ization, it is declared in London, was due to an error which has been cor rected. Lively fighting continues in the Monte Corno region, south of Asiago, with the Italians throwing back re peated Austrian efforts to regain the summit of the mountain. Elsewhere on the Italian front the artillery duel goes on, but there are no indications that the enemy is ready to start his heralded attack. PROCLAMATION "THE CHILDREN'S YEAR" While concerted efforts are being put forth to conserve our national re sources it is gratifying to note (he increasing public interest in the wel fare of children. As a result of sur veys that have been made for the pur pose of determining the strength and effectiveness of the various units es sential to the successful prosecution of the war many facts pertaining to the well-being of the younger gener ation, and ultimately to the nation as a whole, have been brought to light. Under federal authority the chil SHAFFNER O N W A IT WILLISTON dren's Bureau has undertaken the task of registering all children under the age of five years, with their weights and measurements, ascertain ing what children are in need of spe cial care, and taking steps to safe guard the health of these little ones. Local committees will have charge of this work, and they should be accord ed utmost cooperation in securing the data needed to carry out the program of conservation of childhood. It is expected that this beginning will pave the way to improved methods of combatting the diseases that attack children in bettering conditions under which they are reared. For the purpose of encouraging this work on behalf of our future citi zens the period beginnig May 18, and ending May 18, 1919, has been desig nated "The Children's Year" and I urge that thruout this year a syste matic and continuous campaign may be waged that will result in healthier children and happier homes within our borders. Done at the Capitol at Bismarck this Seventh Day of May, 1918. By the Governor: L. J. Frazier, Governor. Thomas Hall, Secretary of State. MMUMIMHHUHUHIM LIBRARY NOTES TMIHIIIIIIIHIIH Vocation is at hand, with a change of duties and more to rend, perhaps, through these long twilight evenings. A list of new books for older boys and girls, added with this thought in mind, ia given here. They will be put out, fresh and new, so as to be ready for vacation as soon as it comes. Burton. The Raven Patrol of Bob's Hill. Abbott. A Frigate's Namesake. Ashmun. The Heart of Isabel Carleton. Ashmun. Jsabel Carleton's Year. Daskam. Sister's Vocation. Deland. A Successful Venture. Lillie. The Household of Glen Hol ly- Miller. Kristy's Surprise Party. Pierson. The Millers at Pencroit. Smith. Their Canoe ^rip. Smith. Jolly Good Times at Hack matack. Smith. More Good Times at Hack matack. Wilkins. A Pot of Gold. Wilkins. Young Lucretia. Several of these are college and boarding school stories. FOR SALE—Diamond willow, ash and Box Elder fence posts for sale at Wheelers barn. Also wood deliv ered to any part of the city. C. B. Wheeler. 39-tf. Graduating Time is the right time for the boys and young men ot consider new clothes. At the closing exer cises you will all want to appear your best and look your neatest but you cannot with out wearing a new suit, a new pair of shoes and anew cap. We take this time in announcing that we are better prepared than ever to take care of all needs in boys Knickerbocker and young mens Suits also shoes and all other haber dashery. We'll show you many spirited variations in accordance with the times. Military styles that have plenty of pep—just what you young-bloods have been looking for. All wool fabrics high qual ity new weaves and patterns. Knf«mrb0Cker8 $4.00 t. $12.00 St^p,us $21.00 If its dash and go you want, better see what we have to show you. We also have Boys Waists. Stockings, Hats, Caps. Underwear and Shirts. E A Greengard Brothers The Up-to-date Boys and Men's Store Williston Schools The Senior announcements are now at hand and their caps and gowns likewise have arrived. These are days of much import in the lives of the graduates. A check was written for $10-17.28 transferring the funds cleared by the Red Cross Benefit Lyceum Course to the Williston Chapter of the Red Cross. This contribution was made possible through the splendid efforts of the school pupils and the coopera tion of the Community Lecture Course Committee. Some boys of the Central School have been busy this week helping to THE WILLIAMS COUNTY STATE BANK Williston, North Dakota Capital and Surplus $75,000.00 M. E. Cottrell, Chairman of the Board M. E. Wilson, President L. C. Wingate, Vice Pres. O. J. Helland, Cashier B. J. Schoregge, Vice Pres. J. E. Haskett, Asst. Cash. C. C. Rieger, Vice Pres. Williston, North Dakota mmrr': $25.00 and Thursday. May 16, 1918. box up the coffee cans of which ^'-'^ds are to be secured for the Junior Red Cross for the school. Sale of War-Savings and Thrift Stamps continues with enthusiasm. The total sales to date for all the school is $3061.15. Last week Judge Butler spoke to the students of the Commercial Law class on "Probate Law" and gavei a most interesting address. During th\3 week Mr. Palmer spoke to the class es in Commercial Law, Civics and Economics on the subject of "Bank ruptcy" and later talked to the stenography class of what an em ployer expects of his stenographer. Copyright Hart 8cW&»> fcllin AI_ INU. uAK.