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VOL. XXIV. NO. 7.
(EMM G0WMRIKR IIIIKMME KULEB RUSSIAN THROWS BOMB INTO CARRIAGE—CAME TO THE CITY FOR THIS PURPOSE Amsterdam, July 31.—Field Mar shal Von Eichhorn, the German com mander in the Ukraine, and his ad jutant were fatally wounded by a bomb in Kiev Tuesday, says an offi cial announcement received herefrom the Ukrainian capital. The bomb was thrown at the men while they were driving to their headquarters from the Casino. The field marshals adjutant is named Captain Von Dressier. The bomb was thrown from a cab which drove 'close to their carriage as they were approaching the lield marshal's residence. The assassin and the cab driver have been arrested. A later message from Viev an nounced that both Field Marshal Von Eichhorn and Captain Von Dressier died last night. It has been established, _tha tele gram declares, that the crime orig inated with the social revolutionists in Moscow. The assassin was a lad of 2.». lie declared at the inquiry held after the crime, the advices state, that he came from the province of Ryazan, adjacent to Moscow, on orders from a communist committee, to kill the field marshal. Kc reached Kiev yes terday. General Herman Von Eichhorn, the German military dictator of Ukraine, had a brilliant career in the armies of the German emperor. He played an important role in the develop ment of the German military ma chine and was one of the first com manding generals to use the tele phone in directing operations of troops in the field. He demonstrated the practicability of the telephone dur ing the Prussian army maneuvers in September, 1905. When the great war broke out he wa sassigned to the^Russianfiwit. His work attracted much attention and he was in command of the Ger man army which captured the Rus sian stronghold of Kovno in August, 1915. For this achievement he was awarded the order of merit by Em peror William. He continued to di rect operations in southern Poland until Russia's collapse. In April, 1918, he was sent to Ukraine by Germany to supervise the establishment of a government for the new republic under German mar tial law and arrested members of the ministry who, he said, were conspir ing against the Central powers. Unemployed Men Must Register The state council of Defence has passed a resolution to prevent idle ing and to require all able-bodied men to register in employment offices and obtain work a3 soon as possible. Below is a proclamation by our governor pertaining to the work or fight order: A Proclamation! INASMUCH as our nation is at and is calling into active military service those best fitted to per forni the first and most imK portant duty, and it is left for us who remain at home to see to it that all producing agencies are con stantly employed in order that our brave soldiers and sailors may be -supplied with an abundance of food, equipment and war materials, and INASMUCH as there is work for all to do, and provision for registra tion of the unemployed has been made at the Federal employment of fices, the offices of the Commission er of Agriculture and Labor, tne North Dakota Council of Defense and their agencies, and INASMUCH as the North Dakota Council of Defense has passed a res olution to prevent idleing and to re quire that all able-bodied persons be tween the ages of eighteen and fifty years be employed in a useful occu pation until the termination of the war, and has made it the duty of the executive officers of the state to enforce this order— THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I .«*uiuP®n all state, county and municipal offi cers to assist all unemployed persons to register in employment offices and to report the names of idlers to the proper authorities, that there inay be no slackening of our industrial lorces, and that our nation may the sooner triumph over her enemies, and her sons the more speedily return to their homes and accustomed occupations. Done at the Capitol at Bismarck this 26th Day of July, Nineteen Hun dred and Eighteen. By the Governor: Lynn J. Frazier, Governor. Thomas Hall, Secy, of State. Farewell Given For Chas. Field The Odd Fellows and Rebeccas gave a farewell for Chas. Field in the I. O. O. F. Hall last evening and combined the farewell with the pres entation of a jewel to members be longing to the order over twenty five years. The members getting jewels were Chas. Field, Jud Pettis, G. B. Metzger, Ed Jack and Chris. Ander son. The presentation address- was de livered by Attorney C. C. Converse and was responded to by each of the members so honored. Rev. Harris was in the city and attended the meeting, giving a splendid talk. Vocal selections were rendered by Mrs. Albert Husebye and John Cor bett. At the close of the program all joined in singing America and Auld Lang Syne. The Rebeccas served ice cream, cookies and coffee. Mr. Field leaves soon for Y. M. C. A. work in France and as he is one of the oldest members of the lodge the members gave him this farewell. IIF1M0 FOR SHALL 1MB JO FARMERS FIVE MILLION SET ASIDE FOR SMALL LOANS TO AID FARM ERS WHO LOST CROPS Washington, July 30.—To aid wheat growers of the west who have suf fered severe losses through winter killing of their crops and through drought. President Wilson has plac ed $5,000,000 at the disposal of treas ury and agricultural departments it was announced. The sum will be is sued in loans to the farmers in the affected sections, generally through the federal land banks. "The primary object of the fund," says a statement issued by the de jSartment of agriculture last night, "is not to stimulate the planting cf *nvifiterease&"fait^ei^age^Jfwhpkt or rye in the severely drought-affected areas, or even necessarily to secure the plainting of normal acreage, but rather to assist in tiding the farm ers over the period of stress, to en able them to remain on their farms under all conditions with a view to increasing the food supply., of the na tion and to add to the national se curity and defense." The loans, the department announc ed, probably will not be made for more than three dollars an acre with maximums of 100 or 150 acres. It is stated it is not intended that the fund, should be used as loans to farmers who have banking collateral and can otherwise secure loans. SMOKER GIVEN TUESDAY FOR NOAH PANGER Tuesday evening of this week the Williston Home Guards gave a smoker for Noah Panger who expects to leave soon for France to take up Y. M. C. A. work. The smoker was held at the K. of P. Hall and was attended by nearly all of the members of the Home Guard Company. A beautiful and useful traveling set was pre sented to Mr. Panger and a number of fine talks were given by various members of the company. Much Damage Done By Storm Early Saturday morning the peo ple of Williston and vicinity were awakened by one of the most terrific storms that has visited this territory for many years. It may well be termed a small tornado and did con siderable damge here in the city as well as in the country. The tall brick chimney on the Congregational church was blown over and fell through the roof*of the church tearing a large hole and filling the choir room back of the church auditorium with debris. Several other chimneys on residences around town suffered the same fate but none of the others did much dam age. The local ball park looked as if the long range guns had been at it. The fence is down on about three sides and the grartd stand is missing. In the country several of the farm ers suffered losses. The barn on the W. W. Keltner farm west of town was completely destroyed and other buildings were moved! and twirfted out of shape. North and west of town consider able hail fell and destroyed what lit tle crop there was left in some sec tions. The Bonetraill country suffer ed the most from the hail. The wind storm was followed by a heavy rain fall and from the government report about twenty hundreths of an inch of rain fell. The storm was not a local one but traveled across the state doing considerable damage in other parts of the state. Williston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercouraa with foreign nation* may She alwaya be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. WILUSTON WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY AUGUST 1, 1918. There Were Two Good Soldiers Instead of One in (When you write to a soldier you are taking your hands. You can make him miserable or follow the example of the woman in this poem?) (Ted Robinson in Cleveland Plain Her kitchen girl had left her, and she'd all Upon the day the plumbing broke and let the The baby had the chicken-pox—she had to The doctor on the subject, and she fell and A passing neighbor brought her home—the She ate a frigid meal, and then she got her And wrapped a shawl around her, and She wrote a letter to her Man—a soldier "Dear John: Your loving letter was You're well. 1 keep so busy that I The weather's cold, but beautiful, and Spr'n^ is on The baby's got a tooth. I took a trip And Mr. Johnson picked me up in his And brought me home—you can't are! Baby and I've decided we will lead And stay at home for quite a while. Her name is Mrs. Legion, and she's Her husband is a soldier for At a meeting of the directors of the County Farm Bureau held at the Court House Tuesday afternoon was decided to send County A»ent Hall and Mr. Ludvig Hilde of Whee lock to the southern part of the state along the Missouri River to see if any hay could be purchased and shipped here by boat. They expect from reports to be able to find plenty of hay in the Cannon Ball region south of Mandan. If hay can not be purchased here at a reasonable price they will make a trip to the northern part of Minnesota where it is report ed there is plenty of hay to be had at a very reasonable price. ..Mr. Hall and Mr. 'Hilde left on their trip today. This All Counter Attacks by the Enemy Repulsed and Allies Move Forward—*Brilliant Advance is Made by the Ameri cans Northward From Sergy In spite of the tremendous efforts put^ forth by the Germans to check the relentless pressure of the allies north of the Ourcq river, today finds the German positions there in grave danger. French, British and Ameri can troops, fighting their way for ward to the east of Fere-en-Tarde nois, have driven a wedge into the enemy's line and seem to be in a po sition to compel a hurried retreat from Roncheres and St. Gemme, at the extreme bottom of the salient be tween Soissons and Rheims. The allied line today runs south from Soissons to Grand Rozoy All around the salient there has been a continuous battle during the last two days, with the Germans launching repeated counter attacks against the allied lines. They have all failed and the allies have gained important ground at various points. Immediately south of Soissons and west of Rheims the Germans' lines are strongly held, but enemy efforts to improve his position in the Tatter region have broken down. There now seems to be little doubt that the Germans will retreat to the Vesle river as soon as possible, any possibility of making a stand north of the Ourcq being seemingly gone. Americana Advance Plunging northward from Sergv. American troops have made a bril liant and important advance in des perate fighting and apparently have opened the way for further success ful operations against the Germans in the Marne salient. Enemy resistance of the stoutest character was no obstacle for the Americans and they now are on the FercVenr Tardenois Coulonges high way south of the forest of Nesles. The advance by the Americans late Tuesday afternoon measured a little less than two miles. French troops on the wings also moved forward and allied pressure on the west and, east flanks of the pocket is being! Family* his SOLDIERS happiness into cheerful. Why not Dealer) the work to do water through go and see sprained her knee. fire'd gone out by then— ink and pen, beneath the evening lamp down in camp: received today. I hope have no time to mope. the way. down town today, big motor car believe how kind the neighbors the simple life .With lots of love, Your Wife." quite well known to me. his* country. So is she. Farm Bureau To Blume Lecturing: Procure Hay For Chautauqua Prof. C. it this E. Blume of this city and superintendent of ho if the latter state. ffrom the d$j#rered our city schools left part of give a .series of Vauter Chautauqua filling a number last w»ek to lectures for the Co., which is now- of engagements in The first day the chautau- nua was here to they had a man billed lecture that had recently returned front but for some reason or other this back into here gentleman was called service before he reached and Mr. Blume was secured to fill his place. "The Prof. Blume's topic is Peril of the Nation" and from reports from the towns where he has this and lecture it is taking, well* has proved successful. DESPERATE EFFORTS OF GERMANS TO MAMTJUN OURCQ LINE FAIL maintained with force. In their advance the Americans drove a new wedge into the enemy line and the allies are now in a posi tion to drive the Germans back by fiank movements, German line both east and west of 11" head of the i.ear fighting front was hat villages of apex which lies Nesles. Most exposed is the from Nesles region southward through Cierges to Ilon- cheres. The line is lin almost four miles length and offers an opportunity to drive the Germans gion southwest of and then it begins to turn to the east. It passes just north of Fere-en-Tarde nois and continues to the apex of the wedge at the village of Nesles, where it turns sharply south toward Roncheres. The allies advance in this region seems to have placed them in a dominating position. from the re Ville- en Tard- enois without a frontal attack against the hills to the south. Strong efforts have been made the enemy to check the flanks and seemingly by allies on the they have been successful. Attempts French from St. tant point southwest the eastern flank to drive the Euphraise, an impor of Rheims on however were de feated with losses. Berlin says the ouiet Tuesday and allied efforts Monday were re pulsed everywhere. Americans' Opponents Some of Germany's supposedly best divisions, the Fourth nents of the Prussian guard and a Bavarian division, were oppo American boys from the middle west and eastern Americans had day in the battle states. „The outfought them Mon for Sergy and de feated them badly Tuesday, although the enemy fought valiantly. The Germans were ridge north of driven over the Sergy and out of the Seringes-et-Nesles and Nesles. Bitter fighting took place in both places, but only Germans when night fell the remaining in the vil lages were dead, valor. Fer victims of their own prisoners were taken so desperate was the ed throughout taken by the combat, which rag the entire day. Nesles forest probably will be defended as stoutly as was the ground already Americans. Rainbow Division in Line Arrival of the 42nd (Rainbow) di vision and its participation in the fighting east of Fere-en-Tardenois, was announced. The third regular division also was identified as in ac tion at Sergy and Cierges, where the crack German guard divisions have been defeated in recent fighting by American troops. North Dakota Most Patriotic 4 Prof. Shirley who lectured here during the Chautauqua gave a short talk the last night of the Chautauqua in behalf of the Food Administration. Last spring when all the state rep resentatives of the Food Administra tion met at Washington a represen tative from all the lyceum and Chau tauqua companies of the country met with them and it was decided at that time that at least one person with each company should keep in touch with the work being done ly the food administration and give the peo ple of the country a few minutes talk on the same. Mr. Shirley has had charge of this work with this chautauqua company and while here gave an account of the wonderful work being done in the conservation of the food supply and what was ex pected to be done in the future. He said that he had traveled thru many states this summer but had failed to fipd a state that was more patriotic and more loyal than North Dakota. CHAUTAUQUA PLEASES WILLISTON FOLKS FIVE DAYS OF SPLENDID EN TERTAINMENT—MANY FINE TALKS HEARD The Chautauqua this year lived up to its former reputation and put be fore the people of Williston one of the best programs that has ever been produced in the city and one that was well enjoyed by all who attended. Considering the condition the Chautauqua was more of a financial success this year than lat|t and those on the local committees are due much credit in the business like manner things were handled. Last Friday the first day of the Chautauqua the people had the pleas ure of hearing a very" fine musical company "The College Girls" who rendered an afternoon and evening of song and merriment. Saturday in the afternoon Evelyn Bargelt gave a very novel entertain ment of crayon art and character in terpretation and in the evening a very fine lecture was given by Gov. George A. Carllson on "The Price of Prog ress. Sunday the program was com prised of a musical in the afternoon by the Chicago Festival Octette and a splendid lecture by Dr. E. T. Hager man. The evening was taken up by the Festival Octette which rendered a couple of hours of very fine music. Monday a lecture was given in the afternoon by Lew S. Sarrett on "The Children God Forgot" and in the evening the dramatic production "The price of admission. Tuesday we had more music and a fine lecture by V. E. Shirley on "The Palace of the King" a very forceful talk and one that will long be re membered by those who heard him. In the evening Witepskie's Orchestra gave a splendid program after which they gave a dance which was well attended l}y the town folks. The children were well taken care of this year and had a lot of good fun building and producing their cir cus. A parade was given the last day as well as the circus performance by the children. Farm Bureau Secure New Members During the past week or so the County Farm Bureau have secured thirty three new members which now makes their membership one hundred in all. The work that has been done by the bureau for the benefit of the Williams County farmers has induced many to place their names on the roll of the club. It is hoped that many more of the county farmers will be come members in the near future as it will be of a benefit to them as well as the building up of the organisation. Harley Ford And Family Lose Lives Peace River Alberta, July 25.— Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ford and their two daughters age two and five years lost their lives in afire that destroy ed the rooming house at which they were stopping at here today. This family was well known here at Wil liston, Mrs. Ford being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman who live across the river in McKenzie county. Mrs. Ford's maiden name was Amelia Ackerman. Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Meed arrived here Thursday from Seattle and visit ed Mrs. Meed's brother Frank and Archie Vroman here for a few days before going to the cities and Roches ter to visit relatives. 1)1. „|WI,W|H«w.n.Mlln .50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. PUK CONDEMNS 'DEMIflME PERSHING AND OTHER OFFI CERS CLAIM PLANE IS FAULTY WEAK PARTS Washington* July 30.— Criticisms by General Pershing and others of the De Haviland airplane—now the principal output of American fac tories—are being investigated simul taneously by Secretary Baker and the senate committee inquiring into aircraft production. After Secretary Baker's statement last week to senate committee mem bers that General Pershing had sent a cablegram criticizing De Haviland machines sent him from this coun try, suggesting changes and disap proving features both of design and construction, the senate committee »r ranged to reopen its hearings for further inquiry into the De Havi land type. Three army officers in charge of testing De Haviland machines made at the Wright plant at Dayton, Ohio, have been subpoenaed. The com mittee also plans to call witnesses with the prospect that its hearings, which had been closed, will continue for a week or ten days and delay the final report planned within a fortnight. Criticisms of the DeHaviland plane, according to senate committeemen who discussed the question with Mr. Baker and General March, chief of staff, at their weekly conference last Saturday, have come not only from General Pershing, but from ofl'cers prominently Identified* with the fly ing service, as well as from Amer ican aviators and aeronautical engin eers who have seen the British de sign of De Haviland and the Amer ican redesigned type in action. Weak ness of the wing fabric, which is said to have caused several fatal acci dents weakening of structural parts by excess of steel bolts, and deficient fuel capcity are known to be some of the criticisms raised against tho~ American design. Senators said to day that Secretary Baker had order ed an inquiry into statements that redesigning the De Haviland to take the increased load of the American type, largely caused by increased weight and speed of the Liberty mo tor, the wooden frame is weakened by use of bolts closely assembled at structural joints. According to information given senators by the war secretary, 753 De Haviland machines have been completed in this country, more than 400 having been shipped' to General Pershing, who, however, has report ed receipt so far of only 67. Williston Merchants Go East For Stocks Mr. C. Joseph accompanied by Mr. Arthur O'Dell will leave Sunday for New York, Cleveland and Chicago to purchase a full and complete line of fall goods for Mr. Joseph's new store o:i East Broadway. They expect to be for a couple of weeks and will return with the best possible supply of wearing apparel for Milady. Your attention is called to their advertise ment which appears in this paper which will announce the arrival of the new goods. Noah Panger Leaves tj 1 For Y. M. C. A, Work Noah Panger of this city who has been employed as assistant cashier at the First National Bank left this morning on No. 4 for foreign service for the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Panger "will go directly to New York where he expects to embark for points in France at once. Mr. Panger's many Williston friends wish him God speed on his mission of mercy. EXTRA (Special to Graphic) Thursday, 3 P. M.—The Americans and French have begun movements to cut off the Germain line which hangs in points behind the main line of the German retreat The Americans and French are driving wedges between: the rear points of their main linei. The allied artillery is destroying the barbed wire defense erected by the Germans between themselves and the allies to to hinder the allies in attack ing them on their retreat. The Kaiser in an address to the army says that the vital forces (meaning the Ameri cans) which are streaming, across the sea to aid their enemies are being at tacked by the German submarines which are certain of success.