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VOL. XXIII, NO. 52. Furious fighting continues unabat ed from south of Montdidier to the Oise. Regardless of heavy losses Germans are throwing in divisions of fresh troops. In driving back the Germans on their left the French menace all the enemy gains in the center and right center of the battle line. The enemy is in a fair way to be caught in a pocket in the hills between Matz and Oise. Belloy* Genis wood, to the south, and the heights between Courcelles and Mortemer, were retaken by the French, the Germans battled stub bornly and suffered heavy losses. The French took 1,000 prisoners and sev eral guns. Heavy fighting is taking place around Chevrin court, and An theuil. This is the center of the German advance and the French holds heights to the east, south and north west. Berlin in its statement of Tuesday night, reports the repulse of French, attacks southwest of Noyon and claims no progress. The earlier Ger man communique told of the capture of more than 10,000 prisoners, bring ing the capture since Sunday to 18, 000 and since May 27 to 75,000. Marines Attack Again Northwest of Chateau Thierry. American marines have driven the Germans Entirely from Belleau wood, and have added 300 prisoners to their bag. Tuesday's victory came after the advance of Monday when the Germans were forced back to the northern fringe of the wood. Berlin's report on Monday's fight ing in Belleau wood says that re newed attacks broke down no impor tant activity on the other sectors where American troops are stationed. The Germans have not reacted against the British advance north of the Somme around Morlaneourt. Three hundred prisoners including five officers, were taken by the Brit ish in their advance there Monday night. On the Macedonian front French troops have driven the Bulgarians from several villages and captured 140 prisoners and war material. Siberian troops repulsed an enemy attack near Dobrcpolie, while there has been violent artillery activity west of the Vardar river. Two Austrian bate'e ships of the largest type were cvpedoed Monday ell the 'Dalmatian const by two Ital ian torpedo boats which attacked the warships after penetrating a cor don of ten enemy destroyers. After discharging their torpedoes, the Ital ian warships escaped unharmed and reached their base but only after damaging seriously one of the enemy destroyers which pursued then:. —Buy W. S. S.— FARMERS CLUB HOLD MEETING The Williston Township Farmers Club was entertained at a one o'clock luncheon by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis at the Davis Hotel yesterday. Table was set for about sixty and there were a number of the town friends present as well as most of the mem bers of the club. After the luncheon which was highly enjoyed by all present, there were a number of talks on the work of the club and work that they expect to accomplish in the near future. Discussions on good roads were taken up and the club made plans to complete some of the graveling of the road north of town that they worked on last year and the year before. No date was set by them for good roads day but it will be held some'time in the near fu ture. Mr. John Bruegger gave a very interesting talk on the work being done by the Williston Creamery and short and interesting talks were given by Mr. E. C. Carney and Mr. C. C. Rieger. The next meeting of the club will be at the Experimental Farm at a date to be announced later. —Buy W. S. S.— You are cordially invited to attend the Elks Flag Day service at the Armory June 14 at two o'clock. S^' VIOLENT BUTTLE RAGING BETWEEN THE AISNEAHD THE HABKE RIVERS French Counter Attacks Smashes German Line in the Left Wing and Threatens German Bain in Reuter and Along Aisne Smashing the German line on the left wing, the French have advanced a mile on a front of seven and one half miles and threaten the German gains in the center and along the Oisne. At the apex of their advance the Germans are within seven miles of Compiegne on the northwest. On the French right center the Germans have gained four miles along the Oise to Bethancourt, but apparently have not budged the allied lines on the left bank. JIM fflH lit DAY I HUMS MM NATIONAL W. S. S. CAMPAIGN WELL ORGANIZED FOR DRIVE IN WILLIAMS COUNTY Under the direction of C. C. Reiger county chairman of the War Savings Stamps Campaign, committees havo been appointed for the National W. S. S. Day June 28th. and work has commenced to make the drive a huge success in this county. The quota for the county is around $360,000 and that means about $20 per person. This seems like a huge amount but when you stop to consider that you will have till the end of the year to finish the payments on this sum it does not seem so big. If the W. S. Campaign proves a success through out the entire country it will no doubt prolong another Liberty Loan Cam paign. Some people have the idea that Thrift Stamps are only for chil dren but this is not true. It is just as much the duty of the grown-ups to buy these stamps as it is the chil dren. This is an important issue and when we stop to think that if every person in the United States was to loan to the government 30 cents each day that it would take care of the en tire expense of the war including the expense of the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A.-and all other organizations who are raising funds to help the cause. On June 28th. meetings will be held in the school house of every common district in the country, with special arrangements to get the people of the cities together at the same hour at the respective voting places of. the towns. The various committees that Chair main Rieger has appointed to date are as follows: Committee No. 1—E. E. Henyen, chairman, Paul Leonhardy and E. A. Francis. It is the duty of this committee to list the names of every adult person in the county. Committee No. 2—Wm. Brodriek, chairman, W. S. Davidson, S. M. Hydle, C. D. Milloy and O. J. Helland. This committee has charge of iston +he proportioning of the quota for each district. Committee No. 3—Edwin A. Palm er chairman, A. L. Butler and Dr. Trainor. This committee is to ar range and choose a chairman for each of the meetings and instruct the men or women choosen in their work. Committee No. 4—Thomas Hogar. chairman, Thomas Hutchinson and K. R. Peterson. It is the duty of this committee to get every possible publicity, newspaper, circular, meet ings, speeches, etc. The advertising committee has commenced their work and results of their efforts can be seen throughout both of the local pa pers as well as the posters that are appearing in all public places. They expect to cover the entire county the latter part of this week. Additional information concerning the drive and details of the same will appear in next weeks issue of this paper. —Buy W. S. S.— NELSON-WOLBERT The marriage of Miss Janette Wol bert to Mr. Lawrence Nelson of Min neapolis took place at the brides home in this city Wednesday morn ing at 9 A. M. Rev. H. S. Hitchcock of the Congregational Church read ing the ceremony. Only the mem bers of the immediate family were present and the wedding was a very quiet affair on account of the illness of Miss Wolbert's mother. Miss Wol bert came here with her parents from New Rockford about a year ago and since that time has been employed in the Francis Abstract Office and during her short stay here has made many warm friends. Mr. Nelson is a traveling salesman for McDonald Brs., in Minneapolis and also has many friends in this city who will wish these young people life long happiness. TTie happy couple left on No. 4 the same morning for a three weeks trip to the cities and the lakes and will be at home to their friends in the LaDue Court after July 1. —Buy W. S. S.— It has been reported that a certain party in the city went into convul sions laughing at one of the Sun shine Comedies shown at the Lyric Theatre recently. Confe next Satur day and see for yourself. 52-lt. CHICAGO PRIEST AT ST. JOSEPH'S Rev. Edward J. Mullaly, a Paulist Father, of Chicago is giving a mission in St. Joseph's Church this week and the Catholics of the city are much in terested in it. Next week he^will give a series of lecture on the Cath olic Religion. The purpose of these lectures is to recall to Catholic pop ple the reason of the faith that is in them. Non-Catholics are cordially in vited to this series. It wil be deliv ered in a kindly spirit and will be characterized by absence of contro versy. The series opens Sunday even ing. An interesting feature of the mission will be the 'Question Box.' Questions about the Catholic Church may be placed in the Question Box in the rear of the church and they will be answered in the' evenings before the lecturers. The services open at 8 P. M. Following is the list of sub jects Sunday, June 16—Reason and Re ligion. Monday, June 17—The Divinity of Christ. Tuesday, June 18—The Holy Bible. Wednesday, June 19—The Church of Christ. Thursday, June 20—Confession and the Confessional. Friday, June 21—The Holy Com munion. Sunday, June 23—Why I am a Cath olic. —Buy W. S. S.— Congressman P. D. Norton was a Williston visitor the first of the week. Tomorrow promises to be one of the greatest days in the history of Williston. A splendid program has been arranged by the Elks for the commerption of Flag Day -and the ladies of the Red Cross have arrang ed events for the day so that there will be something doing every min ute of the day. The program of the day opens at 10:30 in the morning with a band concert at the band stand on Metzger's corner after which the la dies of the Red Cross will serve lunch at the same location and will also serve lunch in Hedderich's basement from ten in the morning till one in the afternoon. There will also be an ice cream parlor and tea room oper ated by the Red Cross on the corner of Broadway and Main St. At one o'clock the Flag Day Parade will start and the organizations and the respec tive places of line-up are as follows: First Division commanded by Capt. Jeffrey will line-up on first ave. east between 7th. and 9th St. East. The following organizations will be in the first division: 1. Marshal of the Day, John HefPer nan. 2. Spirit of '76, also Civil War Vet erans. 3. Blue, Grey and Khaki. Joan of Arc. 4. Goddess of Liberty (float). 5. Home Guards. Uncle Sam and Children rep resenting Tomorrow. 6. Orator of the Day, J. F. T. O'Connor. 7. Greatest Mother in the World. (float). 8. Ray Branch of American Red Cross. 9. Spring Brook Branch American Red Cross. 10. Betsey Ross (float). 11. Hubron Township American Red Cross. 12. Wiliston Branch American Red Cross. 13. Nurse—Injured soldier (float). Section Division W. H. Denny, commanding Line-up at 6th St. between 1st and 3rd Ave. East. School children are requested to meet at the Central School at 1 o'clock. 1. Farmers Band of Hanks, N. D. 2. Junior Red Cross. 3. School Children. 4. Girls in Khaki. 5. Barbara Fritchie (float). 6. Knights of Pythias. The following line up on 5th St. between 1st and 3rd Ave. East: 7. Knights of Modern Syria. 8. Knights of Columbus. 9. Modern Woodman of America. 10. Royal Neighbors. 11. Columbia, (float). 12. Daughters of Norway. 13. Sons of Norway. C. C. Rieger at the Williams Coun ty State Bank is Chairman of the parade committee and anyone who wishes, to enter the parade with a float, etc., which has not been listed here should see him at once. The other committees of the day are as follows: /vV-i-rtry! In Her intercourse with foreign nations may 8h« alwaja be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. FLAG DAY PROMISES TO BE GOOD ONE-SOMETHING DOING ALL BAY a EIGHT MEN LEAVE JUNE 15 FOR SPECIAL TRAINING AT THE A. C. AT FARGO Eight men have been selected from Williams county to leave here on the 7»th f6r the Agricultural College at Fargo to. take a special training for service with Uncle Sam. The men selected for this service will receive a course of training at the Govern ment's expense .fitting the mto serve in Army positions, requiring knowl edge of wood-working, blacksmithing. auto repairing, concrete working and wireless operating incident to many kinds of military service both at the front and behind the lines. The men taking this course will receive thorough instructions which will be of great personal value in working their way ahead in the army and civil life. The men selected are: Herbert F. Field. Williston. James I. Mullins, Williston. Henry James Newtiouse ,Corinth. Colbojrn Carlson Bergh, Ray. Evald Forsgren. McGregor. George L. Marelius, Williston. Matt Colwell, Zahl. Joseph A. Johnson, Wildrose. —Buy W. S. S.— A piccaninny band direct from the south has been secured to play dur ing the production of Unclp Tm's Cabin at the Orpheum Theatre this coming Saturday, June 15. 52-lt. Little Eva the fr.vt rile of old Uncle Tom will be seen in all her glory in the picture at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday. 52-lt. Splendid Program Planned by Elks and Ladies of Red Cross— Paraes, Speeches, Carnival, Dance and Many Other Splendid Attractions Red Cross Auction Committee. Keltner, Chairman A^ F. Burke. Committee on Races •v. (The three Thomas's) Thomas B. Murphy, chairman. Thomas Hogan. Thomas Hutchinson. After the parade in the afternoon the Flag Day program wil be held at the Armory Auditorium and is as fol lows: Opening Exercises—By the Lodge. Reading the History of the Flag— By Thop. B. Murphy. Tribute to the Flag—By Thos. Hogan. Song "Star Spangled Banner." Address of the Day—By Hon. J. F. T. O'Connor. Song "America." Red Cross Auction Immediately after the W WILLIS TON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1918. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE program at the Armory the Red Cross Auction will be held at the corner of Main and Broadway. Many articles have been received for this auction and many more are wanted so let every one get busy and bring something. Every little helps. If you have ar ticles that you wish to contribute no tify the committee or bring them to Hedderich's or Bruegger's Store. Races After the Auction at P. M. the races will start and will be of in terest. Those who wish to enter any any of the races should be on hand at this time and notify the chairman of the committee, Thos. Murphy. Val uable prizes will he given for all of the races. Supper and Drills Supper wil be served by the ladies of the Red Cross after the races on the Metzger Corner and at seven o'clock there will be a tug of war and fancy drills by the Home Guards on Main Street. At seven thirty a burlesque ball game wil be staged on Main Street managed by Joe Cut- Parade at Eight P. M. At eight in the evening the carnival parade will start and everybody is invited to take part. The paraders are asked to dress in fancy and comi cal costumes and make 'it a joyous one for all. Genuine Carnival After the parade in,the evening the carnival will be on in full swing and a good time is assured for old and young. Plenty df noise and amuse ments have been arranged and with out a doubt we will witness the best time Williston has ever seen. A dance pavilion has been erected as well as rest room, lunch counters, tea rooms, Red Cross exhibits and many other attractions too numerous to mention. Balloon Ascention At ten o'clock the balloon ascention will take place. This event is in charge of the celebrated balloon man Alexander and a successful flight is assured. The carnival will last till the last dog is hung and no one is expected to go home till morning, so come pre pared to stay. LAR6E DRAFT QUOTA CALLED TO COLORS SEVENTY SIX MEN TO ENTRAIN HERE JUNE 25 FOR CAMP DODGE The largest draft quota to leave Williams county will entrain here June 25 for Camp Dodge. The men are to assemble here on the 24th. A number of Williston boys are in this draft but most of the men are from other parts of the country. E. J. Kassis and Shaker Shikany left this week for Casper, Wyo., for a short visit until the time of their departure. The following names are those select ed for this draft: Nels Geoson, Tioga Morton W. Austin, Grinnell, Wash. Richard Lewis Phillips, Wheelock Carl J. Swanson, Hanks Floyd Clifford Nel son, Lisbon John C. Oien, Bonetrai) Fred W. Schultz, Ray Shaker A. Shi kany, Williston Rudolph Courville, Tioga George Duis, Wildrose Henry Dolman, Grenora Axel Bonstrom, Minneapolis Estem Sulseski, Willis ton James B. Matthews, Ray Gus tave William Everson, Willi3ton Oliver E. Stordalen, Alamo Carl H. Anderson, Williston Swan Larson, Duluth Major Vance, Buford Cur) Larson, Osakis, Minn. Edwin Onstad, Wildrose Nekilai Leom, Bonetrail Olie Knutson, Tioga William Don ald Edgar, Williston Lawrence A. Wiltse, Linden wood Joseph Munyer, Williston Fernando J. Olson, Alamo Edward Thomas Stanley, Williston Peter Tjon, Bonetrail Adolph Noble Sebelius, Hamlet Harry J. F. Hodges, Alamo Ira D. Hanna, Williston Jo seph N. Dauer, Wheelock GeorgeS. Anderson, Minneapolis Mathias A. Anderson, Hofflund Canstatien Mal furia, Detroit, Mont. John Ephrim Bernquist, Wheelock George San ford Gressley, Buford Arthur M. Young, Marmon Rangvald Aardal, Tioga Sigurd Monson, Glasgow Naaman Nelson, Cottage Grove, Wis. Eli J. Kassis, Williston Alfred M. Brunes, Williston Almar C. Braaten, Temple Henry John Hugelen, Gre nora Thomas Johnson, Williston: Arthur George, Lawrence, Mas.®. John Earle McNary, Buford George Woodard, Sullivan, Ind. Benjamin W. Wilkinson, Trenton John Martin Hagenson, Berthold John C. Snyder, Williston Lars Hovden, Rugby Mag nor Hanson, Grenora Alfred Hogbart Rustad, Zahl Peter Hanson Reiten, Minneapolis Hellef Volden, Wild rose Roy Scheive, Wilistoh Henry Alfred Johnson, Williston Cyiylle L. Granger, Williston John Rudolph Johnson, Williston James Scott, Chi cago Melvin Evenson, Wildrose Reider Koen, Alamo Carl Adolph Moe, Tioga Josef Anderson, Nora Carsten Sigurd Eckman, Grenora George McClellan, St. Paul Michael Thoring, Alamo Mons Olsen Eim stad, Bonetrail Archie Wabschall, Williston Albert W. Tomhave, Spring Brook Guy FVuman, Bismarck James Hendrickson, Williston J. MarkFal vey, Champaign, 111. —Buy W.. S. S.— WAS IN BATTLE OF SOtyME AND VIMY RIDGE. WAS WOUNDED TWO TIMES Sgt. Chas. Forbes, 13th Canadian Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, a non-commissioned officer who -went to France in October, 1916 and saw much service, including the bat tle of Somme and the battle of Vimy Ridge, will make several talks in Wil liams county this month. He was twice invalided back to Canada hav ing been so badly disabled tbat he was no longer fit for active service. He will speak at the Allowing places during his stay in Williston county: Fram Farmer's Club, five miles west of Bonetraill at two P. M., June 21 Truax Red Cross picnic one P. M., June 22nd, and at the Alfred Hen drickson farm, 23-158-99, 9 miles south of Alamo, at 4 P. M., June 22. —Buy W. S. S.— Mr. Frank Davis received a letter this morning from Minneapolis stat ing his neice Francis Bloom who has been receiving treatment there since being run over by a sled last wintei is improving after a serious illness a few weeks ago. —Buy W. S. S.— Miss Agr.es Erickson of Marmon visiter! friends in Williston Friday. WILLISTON PASTOR MEETS DEATH BROOK R. R. CR0SSIN6 Rev. E. C. Stinson Killed by Freight While Crossing the Track With Auto Yesterday Morning. Wife In Iowa at Time of Accident 't 1 1 Pages 1 to S The people of Williston were great ly shocked yesterday morning when a message arrived from Spring Brook stating that Rev. C. E. Stinson pas tor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city had been hit by a fast freight will attempting to cross the tracks there with his auto. Rev. Stinson has been working for some time past on the Wesley Col lege Fund Campaign now being put oti in the state and at this time was canvassing the county. Before ap proaching this particular crossing an other freight had passed and as there was a car ahead of Rev. Stinson which crossed the track ahead of him, he thought that all danger had passed but on arriving at the track was hit by a fast through freight which com pletely demolished his car and ren dered him unconscious. By some un known means Rev. Stinson manasred to cling to the pilot of the engine till the train was brought to a stop some. mile or so up the track. He was hur ried to Williston on the engine and! taken to the hospital where he pass ed away at ten o'clock last evening. Every possible medical aid was ren dered by the doctors of the city but on account of the severe injuries it was impossible to save his life. At the time of the acident Mrs. Stinson was visiting friends and' relatives at Tipton, Iowa, and she was immediately notified and will arrive' here tomorrow morning on No. 1. Rev.. Stinson came to the city last October from Devils Lake, N. D., and since his arrival in the city has made manjr fripnds and has done a wonderful work for the good and the upbuilding of the community and the church. The people of the community sin cerely mourn the loss -of Rev. Stin— son and. the ardent and masterly .work: done by' him will long live with the= people of Williston. Arrangements are now being made for the funeral which will probably be held on Monday of next week. A complete obituary will be given in next weeks edition of this paper. —Buy W. S. S.— DEATH OF YOUNG SON George Kalil the year old son oF Mr. and Mrs. David Kalil passed away at the home at 7 o'clock on Wednesday morning, June 12. The little one had not been well since the first of the year but the illness was not thought to be of a serious nature until a few days ago. Funeral ser vices were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the city cemetery. The sympathy of the community go to the bereaved parents in their hour of sor row. —Buy W. S. S.— OFFICERS ELECTED FOR LIBRARY BOARD At the regular meeting of the school board Monday evening the following members were elected on the Library board: Mr. Grube who has com pleted Mr. George Carpenter's term was re-elected for a term of three years. C. F. Currie was elected for the same time to succeed Mr. L. A.. White. —Buy W. S. S.— ANOTHER BALL GAME SUNDAY The Traveling Men's team which has gained quite a bit of notiriety in the past two or three weeks for their fine playing will meet the Red Cross team on the local diamond next Sun day afternoon. The Red Cross team is made up of local players who last season won about seventeen games around the county. The game prom ises to be a fast and an interesting one and a collection will be taken for the benefit of the local Red Cross Chapter. As many people as pos sible are asked to attend this game and not only will they see a good game of ball but will be helping a worthy cause along. —Buy W. S. S.— CANDIDATE FOR STATES ATTORNEY Thomas B. Murphy of this city an nounces his candidacy this week for the nomination for the office of Stales Attorney. Mr. Murphy needs no in troduction to the voters of Williams county. He has resided here for sev eral years and for four years v/as register of the land office. Mr. Mur phy is well qualified for the off.ee, and is bound to make his presence, felt in this three cornered fight. —Buy W. S. S.— Flag Day will long be remembered". It is going to be a Red Letter day for Williams county.