Fifth German Offensive Opens
When Front of Sixty-five
Miles is Assailed.
HEAVY DRIVE ON YANKS
Big Battle Extends From Chateau
Thierry to Champagne, With
Bitter Assaults on Positions
Occupied by Americans.
London, July* 17,With the re
newal of the German offensive the
American army met its first real
test in the war and won for the
Allies one of the greatest victories
of the year.
Holding the left wing of the
65-mile front over which the Ger
man troops launched their attacks,
the Americans encountered the
main thrust of the Crown Prince's
army directed toward Paris. At
every point where the Americans
and Germans met, the Germans
were either held or driven back.
The force of the German on
slaught, preceded by short and in
tense artillery preparation, en
abled the Germans to force their
way across the Marne between
the town of Fossoy and the Sur
melia river, a few miles east of
Chateau Thierry. The Americans
counter-attacked and threw the
Germans back across the Marne.
In this action the Americans cap
tured between 1,000 and 1,500
prisoners, including a full brigade
staff. London, July 17.Following an in
active period of about 30 days, since
they were checked in their drive to
ward Campiegne, along the west bank
of the Oise, the Germans have opened
a new phase of their terrific offensive
by striking from Chateau Thierry to
Maison de Champagne, north of Mas
siges and far east of Rheims, over a
front about 65 miles long.
Latest reports from the battlefield
state that the Germans have crossed
the Marne at several places. This
probably refers to the reaches of the
Marne between Chateau Thierry and
American troops are engaged in the
battle in this particular region and
Teports say they are "handling the
enemy well." They broke up the Ger
man drive in the Vaux region, west
of Chateau Thierry, by dashing coun
Reports show that, so far as the
length of the line is concerned, the
present drive is the greatest of the
year At first, it was believed from
the French war office statement that
the line was about 50 miles in extent,
but apparently the report from Paris
told simply of the length of the French
portion of lines under attack The at
tack against the Cambrai front March
21 was over a front of 55 miles.
Terrific Gunfire Loosed.
A terrible artillery fire was loosed
against the Allied lines from Chateau
Thierry on the west to Maison de
Champagne, north of Massiges, on the
For hours the Allied lines were un
der a tempest of the most tremendous
character Not only was the actual
battle area under bombardment, but
towns and cities far behind the lines
were made targets for great 10 and 12
inch projectiles fired from what ap
pears to be naval siege guns brought
up behind the German positions.
New Territory Chosen.
The Germans chose a sector, which
except for a surprise attack around
Rheims late in June, has been qu?et
since the offensive launched on the
Aisne on May 27 came to a standstill
East of Rheims and north of Chalons
there has been but little fighting of
significance for a long time.
The Germans hold the north bank
of the Marne for a distance of about
20 miles east of Chateau Thierry
Their line leaves the Marne near the
village of Dormans and runs off to the
northeast of Rheims, where it turns
abruptly to the southeast and runs
down the valley of the Vesle river to
the village of La Pompelle, where it
runs eastward and runs in a relative
ly straight line to Verdun. Maison de
Champagne, the eastern limit of the
present battle, is 31 miles west of
$50,000 to First Flyer Across Atlantic.
London, July 17.In order to stimu
late the production of more powerful
engines and more suitable aircraft, the
Daily Mail announces the revival of its
offer of a prize of $50,000 to the first
person who flies across the Atlantic
from any point in the United States,
Canada, or New Foundland to Great
Britain or Ireland or vjce versa, in 72
Disguise Did Not Avail.
New York, July 16.A German avi
ator, riding in a British airplane,
camouflaged to resemble a French ma
chine, and with the pilot wearing an
American uniform, was captured in
France by American flyers, according
to word reaching here in a letter from
Miss Violet McAllister, Portland, Me.
The letter was made public here by
the Salvation Army, of which Miss Mc
Allister is a member. The aviator was
brought down from above the Ameri
can linea when he failed to give, a
40,000 OF FOE DESERT
Flee Inland When Austrians Are
Beaten On Piave.
Many Are Armed and Hiding in Moun
tains 3,000 Arrested at
London, July, 16.The Zurich cor
respondent of the Daily News declares
in a dispatch that he has learned from
neutral sources that 40,000 deserters
from the Austrian army fled inland
after the Piave disaster.
Some of these are armed and are
hiding in the mountains. Three thou
sand deserters were arrested in Buda
Austro-German relations are seri
ously strained as a result of the Piave
defeat, the correspondent said.
German Chancellor von Hertling's
recent statements were the result of
Austrian pressure, designed to bolster
up the tottering dual monarchy by
showing its oppressed people that the
Teuton empires "earnestly desire
Despite the rigid censorship, it is
learned that the Austrian losses on
the Piave, exclusive of slightly wound
ed, were more than 200,000, of whom
10,000 were drowned.
Austrian Premier von Seydler, Aus
tro-Hungarian Foreign Minister Burl
an and Count Czernin and Count
Berchtoldt, former Austro-Hungarian
foreign ministers, are going to Ger
man headquarters on an important
mission. II PACIIAI Tiro nwroccAP
14 AMERICANS DIE IN ACTION
Casualty List Also Shows 28 Wounded
on West Front.
Washington, July 16.The last
army casualty list shows: Killed in
action, 14 died of wounds, 7 died of
disease, 7 died of accident and other
causes, 1 wounded severely, 28 miss
ing, 3 total, 60.
The names of Corp L. M. Miller,
Hortonville, Wis., and Private C. E
Nelson, Fall Creek, Wis both of whom
died of disease, appear on the list.
Asks Data on Profiteering.
Washington, July 17.Complete in
formation on war profiteering was
asked of the treasury by the house
ways and means committee in prepara
tion for drafting the new eight billion
dollar revenue bill. Heavier taxes on
war profits will be a feature of the
GRAIN AND LIVE STOCK
Minneapolis, July 16Oats, July
^6V2 Sept, 70%.
Duluth, July 16Flaxseed, Sept.,
$4.68 Oct, $4 65
Chicago, July 16. Corn, July.
$163y2 August, $164 Oats, July
76y2, Aug, 73%.
South St. Paul Live Stock.
South St Paul, July 16Estimated
receipts at the Union Stockyards:
Cattle, 11,400, calves, 1,000 hogs,
7,300, sheep, 300 horses, 85 cars
547 steers, $7 25@14 25 cows, $7 25
@10 00 calves, $8 [email protected] hogs,
$17.05@1710 sheep and lambs, $10.00
Butter, Eggs and Poultry.
Minneapolis, July 16.BUTTER
Creamery extras, per lb, 42c extra
firsts, 41c firsts, 40c seconds, 39c
dairy, 36c packing stock, 32c.
EGGSFresh prime firsts, new
cases, 38^ current receipts, new
cases, rots out, $10.95 old cases, rots
out, $10.65 checks and seconds, doz.,
25c dirties, candled, 29c. Quotations
on eggs include cases.
LIVE POULTRYTurkeys, fat, 10said
lbs. and over, 25c thin, small, 10@
12c cripples and culls, unsalable
roosters, old and young, 18c ducks,
14c geese, 13c hens, 3% lbs. andin
over, 23c hens, under 3* lbs., 20c
broilers, all weights, lb., 30c.
Protest Siberian Dictator.
Peking, July 17.The British, French
and Japanese ministers to China have
strongly protested to General Horvath,
anti-Bolsheviki military commander,
who has formed a temporary war cabi
net for Siberia, asking him to with
draw his dictatorship proclamation, on
the ground that it is unwise and un
timely. The proclamation, the mintracks
isters say, is calulated to cause a sit
uation which may impede the move
ment at the present time is all impor
tant. What his answer will be i heW
to be uncertain.
NEWS OF STATE
Recent Happenings In Minnesota
Given In Brief Items,For
Bemidji.Sherman Misses, 50 years
old, 'was killed by a dynamite explo
sion on his farm near Blackduck. He
is survived by a wife anJ a large fam
Hibbing.Forest fires which are rag
ing in the Sturgeon lake country are
not yet checked, according to the lat
est information from settlers who uie
making a brave fight against the fire
Virginia.Efforts to find Mrs Tony
Zelech, who disappeared several days
ago, have proved fruitless The poss^
of officers and citizens have now
scoured the territory in every direc
tion without discovering a trace.
St. Paul.Fire losses in the state
during the month were less than one
third as great as for the same month
a year ago. The losses were $225,451
In 144 fires The fires involved prop
erty valued at $2,-35,175, insured for
East Grand Forks.John Saunders,
employed by the Northwestern Tele
phone company here, who was struck
in the face by a loose, live wire, has
lost the sight of one eye, and the sight
of the other is threatened.T His face
and hands were alsot badly burned.
St. Cloud.A campaign of a few
minutessi originated by one of the lead-
ci has re
U. O. UAOUALIltd UVtnbtAo suited in a definite promise of an up-
Including Both Army and Marine
Corps They Show Increase.
Washington, July 16.Casualties In
the army and marine corps overseas
increased 647 the past week, compared
with 703 the preceding week, and ag
gregate 11,733, with the inclusion of
today's army list giving 72 names and
the marine corps list giving 51 names.
Total deaths, including 291 men lost
at sea, men killed in action, dead of
wounds, disease, accident and other
causes number 4,673army men,
4,100 marines, 573. The wounded ag
gregate 6,470Army men, 5,431 ma
rines, 1,045. Those missing, including
prisoners, total 584Army men, 519
Of the week's increase, 481 were
army men and 166 marines. Killed in
action and other deaths numbered 259.
Those wounded totaled 307, and thebe
missing and prisoners, 81.
to-date hotel for St. Cloud. A build
ing to cost $350,000 will be put up at
once by a syndicate which will include
a number of representative business
Crookston.A meeting of Crookston
business men was held, the object be
ing to get united action in co-opera
tion with the farmers to make the
coming Northwestern Minnesota fair,
to be held in Crookston the week of
July 29 to Aug. 3, the best ever in at
tendance, in exhibits, in racing events
and in attractions.
St. Paul.A new call for 1,000 men
to leave Minnesota during the five
days beginning August 5 for Jefferson
Barracks, Mo, has been received by
Adjutant General W. F. Rhinow This
is the smallest regular call so far re
ceived. Only white men, physically
qualified for full military service, may
accepted under the call
St. Paul Arrangements have been
negotiated to continue the training of
*rmy mechanics at the University of
Minnesota and the farm school A
ciass of approximately 900 men will
enter the schools Aug. 15 for a two
months' course, and other classes of
a like size will enter each two months
thereafter for a period of six months
St Paul.Minnesota saloons are re
quired to close in the future on days
when drafted men entrain up to the
hours the troop trains leave, under an
order issued by the Public Safety Com
mission The order will take effect
first during the five days beginning
July 22, when 10,000 Minnesota regis
trants are to depart for Camp Wads
worth, S C.
Minneapolis Exactly 519 nurses in
Minnesota have already signed ques
tionnaires agreeing to enter Red Cross
war service by Jan. 1, according to
reports made at a recent meeting of
Minneapolis and St. Paul superinten
dents of hospital training schools and
representatives of nursing organiza
tions in the state Minnesota's quota
^s set by national headquarters at
Moorhead The Minnesota commis
sion order closing garage and oil sta
tions on Sundays, and after 6 o'clock
m, religiously observed for a shori
time after it was issued, is not being
observed this section any more, ac
cord ..ns to reports of tourists They
say they are finding the garages open
all towns and cities in this district,
srvmg service both evenings and on
St CloudCharles D. Harrington,
formerly of this city, was killed in
3ioux Falls, S D, when the walls of
the second floor in his building, which
was being repaired, collapsed and fell
through the ceiling, burying all the
occupants of the butcher shop and
killing them instantly. Upon search
ing in the wreckage for the bodies
all that could be found of Harrington
was his legs and one arm.
St. Paul.E. J. Lynch, collector of
internal revenue, says there is little
doubt the retail liquor dealers are
growing fewer in the state. Not more
than 1,000 licenses have been taken
out in Minnesota this year, while there
were 4,500 issued by the internal reve
nue officials last year. A. R. Knox, as
sistant cashier in the collector's office,
many retail liquor dealers are
going out of business in the cities and
the country liquor sellers are growing
radually scarcer. The big dry areas
the north of the state, including Du
iuth, will account for another block of
licenses that will not be issued, this
Hampton.William Friermuth, his
three children, one boy and two girls,
were killed instantly, and his wife
and a housemaid were seriously in
jured when the automobile in which
they were riding was struck by a
Great Western passenger train near
here. According to the engineer.
Friermuth attempted to cross the
ahead of the approaching train
and the machine was struck squarely
by the engine. The bodies were picked
up by the crew of the passenger train
as were Mrs. Friermuth and the maid
and taken to St. Paul. The two wont-'
en were removed to a hospital there.
The Vasa Lodge picnic at the Fred
Peterson grove was well attended, the
amount taken in at the Red Cross
booths was estimated to be over $100,
the exact figures not know yet. Thanks
to one and all who helped to make it
such a ereat success.
Mrs. H. Backstrom and children,
Mrs. M. H. Sands, Myrtle Sands and
Olga Bloomsness autoed to. Bemidji
Monday to enjoy a few days' outing at
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Lodoen and two
sons, Ingvold and Erling autoed to
Newfolden last Thursday afternoon
for a visit with the Christ Englesrud
Mrs. Gotfrid Eriekson and daughter
Edith of Warren spent a few days vis
iting at the J. Holm, Mrs. M. Sands,
A. Freegard and Mrs. J. Ferring
home? labt week. Mrs. Eriekson re
turned to Warren Saturday evening,
while Edith stayed until Monday eve
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Swanson, Mrs.
J. S. Hilleboe and Mrs. A. Melgard, of
Warren, attended the Norwegian Luth.
Ladies' aid last Thursday at the
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christenson and
children, of Lansford, N. D., Mi*s. Os
car Sands and children, Mrs. Henry
Hill and children and Earless Sand*
called at the M. O. Johnson home Mon
Mr, and Mrs. John Aure and sonceived
Maynard, of Lansford, N. D., arrived
Saturday for a visit with the Henry
Sands family and also with Mr. Aure's
parents southwest of the village. They
report that the crops are quite dry in
North Dakota on account of dry winds.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dahlin and son of
Burkholz, Minnie Anderson, Stella
Sands and Martha, Johnson were en
tertained at the Alfred Anderson home
last Sunday evening.
Mrs. Walter Sands and son Casper,
Ollie and Cecil Sands called at the P.ning
C. Sorenson home Monday afternoon.
The Ladies aid of the Norwegian
Lutheran church given by Mrs. R. J.
Ferring and Mrs. Anton Freegaard last
Thursday was well attended, the
amount $18.00 was realized.
George Lodoen and William Bjork
lund are employed for A. G. Nyblad at
the Farmer's Elevator Co.'s machine
The local baseball nine played a
whining game with Argyle last Sunday
on the home diamond, the score being
8 to 12 in favor of the home boys.
Keep it up boys.
The Misses Delia Hallin and Ollie
Iverson spent the week end at Thief
River returning Monday morning.
Mrs. W. T. Phillips and infant
daughter, and her mother, Mrs. Ritche
left for Wisconsin, where Mrs. Phillips
will visit with her parents during the
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gunder
son last Thursday, July 11, a daughter.
English services will be conducted
in the Norwegian Lutheran church
Sunday evening at 8 p.* m., July 21st,
by Rev. Lohre. Sunday school at
10:30 a. m.
Carl O. Olson and Willie Malm left
last Thursday evening for a fishing and
hunting trip to Ottertail, Minn., and
Duluth and the Great Lakes. They will
return by the Twin cities.
Miss Ruth Svederberg, of Minnea
polis is visiting at the home of her
uncle, F. E. Dahlgren.
Rev. and Mrs. Henrickson and Miss
Judith Peterson autoed to Battle Lake
last Thursday where Rev. and Mrs.
Henrickson will make their home.
Rev. Eckblad attended the conven
tion at Thief River last week.
Edgar Smith, of the U. S. navy, was
home for a week's furlough with par
ents, returning Monday evening. A
surprise was rendered him on Sunday
evening by a number of his friends.
Mrs. Martin Sands and Mrs. R. J.
Ferring spent the first part of the
week visiting friends in Oslo.
Mr and Mrs. Bovee and son Carold
went to Fosston Monday evening.
Annie and Inez Johnson of Warren
visited at the Walter Johnson home
south of the village, the past week end.
JThe Young People's' society of the
Elini church will meet at the home of
John Holm Thursday evening, July 18
8.80 p. m. All are welcome.
The Ladies' aid of the Swedish
Lutheran church will meet at the home
of Mrs. John Anderson Friday, July
19 at 3 Everyone welcome.
Signe and Marie Lundgren, Amanda
Peterson and Mrs Hjalmar Lindquist
were in Warren Tuesday afternoon
having dental work done.
Real Gravely Plug has been
chewed for its real tobacco
satisfaction ever since 1831.
It's made the good old
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Allen have re
word that their son Arthur is
Mr. P. Peterson returned Monday
morning from Adams, N. D.
Martha Johnson, Minnie, Marie,
Clara and Walter Anderson and Alfred
Sands spent Sunday evening at Mrs.
R. J. Ferring's home.
Ladies aid of the Norwegian Luth
eran 'church will meet at the home of
Mrs. Carl Holt on Thursday, July 25.
All are invited to attend.
Mr. A. J. Newjhar left Monday eve
for Minneaplois to attend to busi
Baptist Church of Vega.
C. H. EKBLAD. Pastor.
Sunday, July 21: Sunday school at
10-30 a. and preaching service at
11:30 a Evening service at Vega
at 8 A cordial invitation is ex
tended to all
Swedish Lutheran Church of Alvarado.
J. W. LUNDGREN. Pastor.
Services at Elim at 11 a Ser
vices at Alvarado at 8 m. Sunday
school at 10 30 a. m.
I SANDSVILLE I
Miss Mable Lundin returned to Win
nipeg Monday evening, having spent
several weeks at her home here.
Mrs. O. Hendrickson of Grand Forks
visited several days last week with her
daughters, Mrs. A. O. Engen and Mrs.
A. Mathison, returning to her home
Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Farstad and
family, Mr. and Mrs. A. Swanson and
family and Messrs. Albin and Theodore
Morrison and Fred Jacobson were din
ner guests at the P. O. Lundin home
Miss Elvira Hendrickson spent sever
al days last week visiting at the J. Ed
man home near Alvarado.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hofstad of Grand
Forks and Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Dahl
berg and daughter Helen from Sauds
ville autoed to Maple Lake Sunday,
returning home the same evening
10c a pouchand worth it
no mora to chow than ordinary plug
P. B. Qrmwlj Tobacco Company
Remember that the soldier's chance
of life depends upon the support given
him by the folks back home. Help!
Save and buy War Savings Stamps
Chas Franks has returned
home from Indiana, where he
purchased a carload of
These cattle are among the
best of blood lines of white face
cattle. While they are not in
show shape, they are ready for
Have six young bulls for sale,
also can spare a few females.
CHAS. FRANKS, Prop.
E. E. KNIGHT, Herdsman
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We will point out and demonstrate the many improve-
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You will learn that the Viking is made of the finest steel and
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That the simplicity of theViking gearing makes the operation easier.
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WARREN MACHINE & IRON WORKS CO.
The Stroble Brothers autoed to War
ren on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lutjens returned
home from Dakota on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Hunt and Mrs.,
Hunt's mother, Mrs. Clausen, left for
an auto tour to St. Louis Park, Minn.,
where they intend to spend several
weeks before returning to their home
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Guss left for
Wolford, N. D., Tuesday afternoon
where Mr. Guss has employment in an
elevator at that place.
H. Osterloh and daughter Cather
ine autoed to Warren on Monday.
A number from Angus autoed to
Maple Lake on Sunday.
Mrs. Morris Carlson of Lancaster, is
at Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Peter-
son's a present.
Red Cross will meet at the home of
Mrs. Tom Tollefson on Friday after
Mr. and Mrs. E. Helm autoed to
Warren Tuesday afternoon.
Mabel Lutjens left for Dakota on
Mr. J. Fillensworth of Iowa, is here
looking after farm interests.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Zimmerman received,
a card stating that their son Henr^T
had landed safely overseas.
The Farmers Elevator Co., held their
annual meeting on Monday.
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