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5 Generally Fair. THIRTY-SEVENTH TEAR, Government Agents Investigating Activities of Manitowoc of American Line BELIEVED THIS CRAFT ASSISTED SUBMERSIBLES Trade With Enemy Carried on Under Nose of Government Declare Sailors Washington, May ernment is investigating the tivities of the steamer woc, and other vessels of the American Trans-Atlantic pany, which are said to have ried supplies to German rines in the Atlantic. This was disclosed at the navy department today, but nd details of the steps taken were given out. The ican Trians-Atlaptii company has offices in New York and Boston and its ships fly the American flag. San Juan, Porto Rico, May There are German submarines in the Atlantic and until very recently they have been supplied from the United States by ships flying the American' flag, acording to members of the crew of the steamer Manitowoc, winch for several weeks was detained in the harbor at St.

Thomas. Twenty-one of the crew are returning to the ted States after difficulties with tain Frank Hogstead, master of the ship. Had The Monitowoc, Muskegon and Allaguasih, all belonging to the same Vine, shortly before the Danish land's became the Virgin Islands, U. S. put into tiie harbor at St.

Thomas Sound from Buenos Aires to New York. They were still waiting for orders when the islands were transferred Jo- the Unitpd States, "Act cording to theit manifest, all three ships carried qoal and other food plies. Members of the crew of the Manitowoc say all the vessels were loaded with contraband for German submarines. All took on general goes, oil and food supplies, which were covered over with several dred tons of coal, they said. On: the Manitowoc they said also were placed two iron chests filled with gold, each supposed to contain Hidden Under Coal.

These, according to the men, also were hidden under the coal. While waiting in St. Thomas for ordent, the Danish islands were sold and they were not permitted to sail. The crew of the Manitowoc tried to get some of their pay while idle in the harbor, but Captain Hogstead refused to make any payment. The men then made a complaint to Read Admiral Oliver, governor of the island, who required Oaptain Hogstead to antee that he would not supply any more enemy beginning' to leave the for1 Buenos Indicated ''Mutiny: One morning, acording to crew, the oaptain ordered the ship's flag hoisted upside down, indicating there was mutiny aboard.

When the men oame aboard from shore the men sisted there was nothing wrong, but that they refused to work unless tiheir pay was, guaranteed. Shortly the Manitowoc was ordered to sail for Buenos Aires, and they were paring to sail with her when the tain repudiated his promise to pay them. The men demanded that they then be sent to 'Ntew York. UNDER AMERICAN FLAG. iXew York, May American Trans-Atlantic company, since early in the war, has been operating under the American flag a fleet of twelve freight steamers known as the ner ships," R.

G. Wagner being the head of the company. They have been plying mostly between New York, iBoston, Newport News and South American ports. Four of them were seized by the British, on account of which a protest was made by this government, resulting in a versy with the British government, which, at the.time the United States enfrrad the war, had not been The status of the ships was investigation in 1915, when it was claimed t'hat German capital owned the ships. BY 108 FROM Honest City Commissioners Who Paid Bonds from Their Own Funds To Have Checks Returned.

City Attorney H. F. O'Hare gave a ruling to the city commissioners in session last night that foe state tute provides that fidelity bonds of commissioners may be paid from the general fund. The ruling came as the result of several commissioners taking office two weeks ago. turned in their personal checks to the city payment for'their bonds.

The checks will: be' returned. I rs' 1 y-ft Vffri.iv* ll -'i' j. 4 Wfi w' Mary Boyle O'Reilly Flies Above Clouds to See Uncle Sam's Air Eagles at Work BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY. Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station, Newport Netfs, May "Ready!" The Curtis flying boat streaked off the weed-wreathed ways and we crashed into the atmosphere at 80 miles an hour. The earth flattened into out into a giant map.

Par. below lay Chesapeake bay, stretching from Cape Charles to Point Comfort and inland''toward Mary Boyle O'Reilly of ihe Tribune staff, helmeted and leather suited, in the Curtis airship in which she made a flight to learn how Uncle Sam's war eagles are guarding our coast and flew above the clouds to watch aviators in war preparations. ize the fleet is our great defense were the fighting ships sunk an enemy landing could hold tthis continent to ransom. Hence, outside our neet, and above it, air lookouts swoop far-seeing eyes, watering. Engine going strong, wind whistling through the wires, keel boDDing about as air waves tossed it over space, this flying boat I was in rose ward a huge cliff of cloud.

Up to 1,000 feet and still climbing. It was so cold I could hardly fefcl my hands, so sky-high I sometimes lost sight of earth. -i Above the clouds, screened from the spying of earth-men, pupils the aviation army pilots and lieutenants of the naval wing getting ready ror war. Some wore the padded jackets of recent football scrimmages all were dressed and helmeted in leather. Spotters, fighters and patrolmen who were college athletes last year Curtis, back from tho Paris Smbassy, blithely diving air craters tip tilted Thorn Donnelly practicing the knife-edge way tween the big drop and cremation "Vic" Carlstrom, best kncwn ot erica's flyers, heading a serious squadron of mother prtfbably' worries "abou his mufflers oft in a berly banking pusher wing tip and, still farther up, like a great bird against the Carl Batts in a tiny Curtis scout plane, ing 100 miles an hour on tireless sentry prowl.

RME BILL Proposed Taxes on Whiskey Are Increased From $1.10 to $2.20 Per Gallon INHERITANCE TAXES GREATLY INCREASED Washington, May an ed session today the house ways and means committee wrote new and drastic liquor and inheritance taxes into the war revenue bill, journed tonight still in disagreement over many sections and about short of the $1,800,000 100,000 it has voted to raise. The leaders hope to complete the measure row, and a proposed retroactive come tax amendment which would yield $140,000,000 during the coming year, and other far-reaching als are held in abeyance to be serted at the eleventh hour, if sary, to make up the desired total. Several members of the house, cluding at least one member of the ways and means committee, already are planning to carry their fight for changes in the bill to the senate ance committee as soon as hearings on the senate side begin, probably this week. Proposed taxes on whiskey were increased by the committee from $1.10 to $2.20 a gallon and on beer from $1.50 to $2.75 a barrel. The amount of exempt liquor in a er's possession at.

the time the law becomes effective was reduced from an unlimited quantity to 50 gallons, gallons. These changes, it is, ed, wilt result in almost $50,000,000 additional revenue. Inheritance tax rates were greatly increased over strong protests from Republican members. It was agreed tentatively to increase all such taxes one-third beginning at the present emption of $50,000 and to impose the following graduated taxes for large fortunes: 'Above $8,000,000 and below $11,000,000, 22 per cent above $11,000,000 and below $15,000,000, 2." per cent, and above $15,000,000, 30 per cent. WILL INVESTIGATE LOCATION OF LIGHT Washington, napolis and Phila' dejjihla.

I was flying to learn how the old navy and the new protect our tion's coast, and to see war above the clouds. Our coast guard must be seen from air. lEarthmen not see the marine nets ed across nels seldom even surmise that the pushful little tinel ships are watching lest blockading hulls sink in the way nor know of our interlocking defense in sea and sky that airmen can not tell. Our sailors of sky and sea real- Crouched in the fusilage, eyes sticking out like a I ed these yar eagles vohtiatte, bank and pancakes. lit 'iForty finished Aiprsa month, all trained for natiotmTUrafe," ulated Pilot talking in pantomime because of the gine.

Five hundred eaglets a year from just one eyrie. 1 looked down, down toward the aeronautical station. Next instant the pilot shut off petrol to volplane earthward. As we fell the wind grew rougher, the cold seemed more piercing. It was time that the birds came home and on the pier-head, manding Hampton Roads, Manager Hall stood with sea glass upraised, counting his flyers.

Pusher and droplane, gun bus and scouting 'bir plane zigzagged, banking, tO pafqty. First of the homecoming my flying boat swooped to the sea's face, scattering showers of spray. Next minute I disentangled myself from things in general. "On guard!" I turned just in time to wave a greeting and farewell to Leon, the Italian-American aviator. One stant his helmeted head nodded from" the marcelle of a quivering machine, the next his tabloid scout plane streaked off into the gloom.

In the war zona. no civilian asks questions. Leon was simply "on duty." Half a dozen student flers paused to observe his pushoff. Wind dead against him, gusts beating on wings and tail, the great little airman climbed the sky in one swoop. A dozen lads in new khaki ed him in thoughtful silence.

From the deck of a scout ship lying inshore the Battle Hymn of the Republic rose to meet the threatening storm. WANT BILLION TO BUILD GREAT MERCHANT MARINE Washington, May will be asked to appropriate one billion dollars for the building of the great American merchant fleet which is to overcome the submarine menace. Estimates of the shipping board are that five million to six million tons of wooden and steel vessels will be constructed by the government in the next two years. UNDERWOOD TURNS OUT TO BID BOYS GOOD-BYE (Special to Tribune.) Underwood, iN. May crowd of citizens gathered at the station here yesterday to bid a farewell to the young men of this city who left to join their colors.

One veteran of the Civil war, who was spied in the The city commissioners last night, crowd, was carried at the head of the took under advisement the location of a light "at or near" the corner of Ninth and Rosser streets. The matter was brought to the attention of the members by Commissioner Bertsch. Street Commissioner Kirk will make an investigation. prcoession by a number of men, who formed a seat with their hands and boosted the veteran skyward. He was loudly cheered as the procession moved through the streets.

tHandkerchiefs and flags were waved as the train pulled out of the city. Delegation of Six Leaves Here Tonight for State Convention at New Rockford DR. VICTOR LA ROSE HEADS ASSOCIATION Off for a two schooling, six physicians of Bismarck will leave here this evening for New Rockford to attend the thirtieth annual tion of the North Dakota State cal association, which opens row morning at 10 o'clock Dr. Victor J. LaRose of this city, president of the association, will give his message to the physicians row morning.

The address of come will be given by Mayor C. J. Schwoebel and the response by Dr. H. M.

Wheeler of Grand Forks. One of the prominent out-of-state cians to appear on the program on Thursday is Dr. A. J- Gillette of St. Paul.

A feature on the program for the first night is the banquet, whicb will be held in the Newport cafe. On the closing day the physicians will be shown pictures of actual experiments and results in 'the treatment of wounds as practiced by the cians on the battlefields. These tures will be shown at the Blackstone theater. The Bismarck delegation to New Rockford consists of Drs. C.

E. Stackhouse, E. P. Quain, Victor J. LaRose, A.

M. Brandt, F. R. Smyth and W. H.

Bodenstad. 70 Taken in Minot Raid By Deputies Drag-Net Takes in Proprietors of Two 8upply of Liquor Confiscated Minot, May than 70 persons, including the proprietors of two hotels, were arrested in a raid conducted here late last night and early this morning by States ney Herigstad and 50 deputies. Largo supplies of liquor and gambling vices and other paraphernalia were confiscated. 1 Presence of Mind of Engineer Saves Lives of Distinguished Guests RAILS SPREAD AND PASSENGERS SHOOK UP Schedule of Trip Revised After Consultation With Members of State Department Effingham, 111., May conferences with state department ficials resulted today In a changed schedule and revised route eastward for the special train bearing the French mission, which lield up here most of last night as a result of a derailment near Areola, 111. bers of the mission today felt no ill effects from last night's startling terruption of their tour ot the middle west.

Prompt application of the emergency brakes, which brought the train to a stop quickly, probably vented a more serious wreck. The train was 13 minutes late, but was not running at an excessive speed. off re Cool. During the excitement incident to the accident Marshal Joffre was tlie coolest member of the party. With M.

Viviani and the ottoer sioners he was at dinner when the jolting began as the car left the tracks. When the sudden stop came everyone on board was given a hard shaking up. Dishes slipped from bles into the laps of the diners. 'Engineer Praised. Recognition of the and courage of John Redmond, the engineer in charge of the first engine, and others of crew of the two engines, -which, were hauling the cial, undoubtedly will taken by the government.

The Wreck occurred at. a spot Which had been thoroijgHjiy inspected hy a trackman a short time before the accident. The accepted theory is that the flange cut off the bolts of the plate which bound the end of the rails and thereby permitted the rails to spread, letting! the day coach, one sleeper and the front truck of the diner car down onto the ties. Bismarck Physicians To School BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1917. TRAIN AVERTS ED MEN Order Comes as Reiut of Request Made, by Members of the Foreign Missions NEW FORCES WILL VOLUNTEER SERVICES Expedition to Have Strength of Between 11,000 and 12,000 Army Engineers Washington, May new iments of army engineers, to be posed exclusively of highly trained railway men, will be the first ican troops to be sent to Prance.

They will go "iat the earliest ble moment," the war department nounced' today, for work on cation lines, but speculation as to exactly when or: to' what points they will be sent is forbidden because of the submarine menace. The new forces will be the teers raised at nine great railway centers of the country. Each regiment will be commanded by an engineer colonel of the regular army, aided by an adjutant. All other officers will be railway engineers or officials. To Represent All Branches.

The expedition will have a total strength of between 11,000 and 12,090 men, each regiment being composed of two battalions of three companies each. Every branch of railway ers necessary to the building or ation of lines will be represented in the ranks and the war department pects a response to the call that will permit a careful selection to be'exercised and insure a force alreadytrained to the minute, an araiy of perts in railway operation. Expect Prompt Response. Recruiting for the regiments and the organization of each force will be directly under t'he colonel of each regiment. Recruiting machinery of the regular service or the national guard will be placed at their service, (Continued on Page Three) Ill TAKE OFFICE Richard Penwarden and William A.

Furness Sworn in This Morning Richard Penwarden, formerly uty county treasurer, assumed his new duties as county treasurer of Burleigh county, to which position he was 'ejected, last fall. He succeeds W. J. Prater. County Treasurer Penwarden this afternoon announced the appointment of Mrs.

H. E. Paul, uty county treasurer and deputy itor of Emmons county for the last ten years, as his deputy. At 'Mandan William A. Furness was sworn in as county treasurer of Morton county.

He named for his deputy, Joe Scahfer, a brother of Miss Lena Schafer of this city, who is connected with the offices of Drs. Stackhouse and Smyth. IDEA OF CALLING ELECTION EARLY While the governor does not so state in jas many words, remiarks which lie made this morning-may be taken to indicate that no special tion need be held in the First trict earlier than October or ber to fill the vacancy created by the death of the iate Rep. Henry T. Helgeson.

"Congress expects to adjourn June 1," said Governor Frazier this ing. "If it does, it probably will not reconvene, except in case of an emergency, until the date for the opening of the regular session cember 1. -In the meantime North Da kota would suffer less from the sence of a representative in t'he First than it would from the loss of time which would result from a paign." The governor has not given definite consideration to the date for which the special election will be called. He stated this morning that he has rereived no formal opinion as to the method to be pursued in selecting candidates, but that he still is clined to believe the filing of tions the proper method. He was vised that the Republicans of the First in conference at Fargo on day concluded that the convention system should be resorted to, but he declined to make any comment.

War Time Measure Is Need of U. S. United States District Attorney Says It Should Be Either Civil or Military GOVERNMENT MUST CATCH FOOD GAMBLERS Chicago, May government will have no difficulty in proving food price fixing wihich bordersi "on tion," Robert W. Childs, special ted States district attorney, said day. "I believe greater revelations have been made in a shorter time than in any similar figh't ever waged before.

But we must catch these gamblers violating the Sherman anti-trust law, of which offense they probably are not guilty. "Wlhat the government needs right now is a war 'time measure, civil or military." OFFENSIVE Oil 1HOLLWEC ALL PREPARED Factions Charge Loss of Battle of Marne to Imperial lor MASS MEETINGS HELD TO CONSIDER REMOVAL Copenhagen, May tives and Pan-Germans have now brought up their heavy artillery in the battle against Chancellor Von Bethmaun Hollweg and boldly lay the blame for the long duration of the war lit his door. The conservative Deutsche Zeltung explains that three or four days' de lay in the German mobilization at the outset of the war, due to the cellor's hesitant iiolicy, caused the loss of the Imttle of the Marne. TROOPS DETACHED The paper holds that the troops that were detached to stem the Russian vasion of East Prussia would have been sufficient to change the defeat of General Von Cluck's army into tory nnd tiiat in that case the war would have ended in a sjieedy and de cisive German triumph. The agitation for the downfall of Von Bethiunim Hollweg is unconcealed in press and parliament and is rein forced by the imperialist league and the committees for a German peace.

The bitterness increases us the chances grow for reform of political conditions in Germany. The reichstag committee on al reform will take up this week the matter of redisricting. The popula tion of 200,000 is recommended for a reichstag district. The proposal, long among the chief demands of t'he liberals and radicals, is a blow at conservative influence, as the ent districting, dating from the dation of the empire, favors the country section at the expense of the municipalities and industrial regions. MONEY POURS INTO TREASURY FOR WAR BONDS Washington, May 8.

Telegrams and letters containing estimates of subscriptions to the $2,000,000,000 liberty loan for the Allies came to the treasury so fast today Chat even the augmented force of clerks could barely tabulate them. Many were from individuals in moderate stances anxious to put part of their savings into the war fund. CONFEREES ON ARMY BILL FAIL TO REACH ANT AGREEMENT Washington, May tempt by the conferees on the new army bill to reconcile differences tween the senate and house failed today and the committee recessed til later, with no prospect or an ment. The chief over the amendment to permit sending the Roosevelt expedition to France. FIGHTING CONTINUES AROUND BULLECOURT London, May ued yesterday in and around the lage of IBulIevourt, spondent at British headquarters egraphed today.

A party of 300 Germans, who ceeded in forcing its way through to the southwest corner of the lage, was held up and punished Cieav- The British airmen had a good day, bringing down seven large man observation balloons, three of them ablaze, and considerably ing the enemy's means of observing British movements. The weather was mild with a much needed rain falling. 1 ATLANTIC HH FIVE CENTS Great Human Nippers Which eral Haig Have Rolled Up Are Closing In BITTER RESISTANCE BY HINDENBURG FORGES Australians Intrusted With Capture of Bullecourt Where Battle Rages (By Associated Press) The great human nippers which Gen. Haig has forced around the southern end of the DroicourtQueant line are steadily closing and the rolling ot. fhls important section of the Geinan defenses appears to be a matter of a few days.

The Droiconrt-Qnennt line Is the hastily improvised barrier thrown up by Field Marshal Von denhnrg to protect Cambrai and Doual after the more famous line named in honor of himself had been smashed by the British. BITTER RESISTANCE The hitter resistance offered by the Germans to the British advance, tered in their defense of Bonllecourr, two and one-half miles east of Queant. To the south, the British have forged well beyond Queant but have been forced mark time uutil Bullecourt falls. The capture of this village was entrusted to ihe Australians and hard tightiiff colonials have almost surrounded the Geruiau stronghold. GRIP OX LENS The crushing in of this salient will mean that the German grip on the great Lens coal region will he broken and the entire German line iu ern France imperiled.

There are many signs that the mans realize the menace to them in the alternate sledge-hammer blows of the British and French, beneath which their choicest troops urn steadily driven from position after DOCTORED FOR CONSUMPTION' News from the western front is not merely lieln'g surpressed in Berlin, hut it is beng doctored for the ption of the German newspaper ers. Discrepancies between the man and Allied official versions are apparently arousing suspicion in some German minds at least, and Berlin newspapers are being bombarded with questions that their military critics have some difficulty iu answering. Apart from France, the only ing reported is taking place in donia. The reports indicate an creasing activity, which presages a general ofl'ensive by the Allies. GERMANS DOCTORING THE ALLIED REPORTS Copenhagen, May German version of the French official war port of last Saturday suppresses tirely the capture of the portion of the Hindenburg line south of VauxilIon.

Other evidences of the doctoring of allied official reports to them agree with claims in the man official statements indicate the anxiety of the German authorities to the effect of the news from the ern front upon public opinion. A supplementary report supplied to the morning papers through the German official news bureau ignores all French successes, except the ture of Winterburg hill and Is ten in such a strain as to evoke beadlines like, "French defeated on Atsne in gigantic onslaught." Red Cross Chapter Is Organized Judge Bruce Named Temporary President, and Keniston man of Committee of 46 A Burleigh County Red Crosis ter will be made permanent with the receipt of a charter from the al Red Cross society as the result ot a provisional organization launched here last Friday at the 'Commercial club rooms. The 'temporary officers are Judge A. A. Bruce, president Dr.

N. O. Ramstad, vice president Mrs. P. L.

Conklin, secretary and treasurer. Tbe executive committee at a meeting Saturday afternoon made formal plication for a charter. A representative body of women and men representing the different clubs and organizations of the city, was for the purpose of ing about a larger membership. George X. Keniston, secretary of the Commercial club, was made chairman of this committee, which numbers 46.

Under the provisional organization, 30 members have enrolled. RECAPTURE CITY. Berlin. May 8 German troops 'have recaptured! Fresnoy, says the official statement issued today by the German army headquarters Btaff. "1.

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