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MONDAY, JUNE 11,1917.
Equity Co-operative Exchange
and Hoble Brothers Sued
for Its Value
DIVERTED FROM WILMAR
I ON FORGED WAY-BILL
Wobted of Cogswell, Was
Original Shipper of the
St. Paul, Minn., June 11.—Mysteri
ous diversion of a carload of grain
from the Duluth market to St. Paul
figures in the lawsuit of J. Greer
against the Equity Co-operative ex
change and Hohle Bros., which was
argued today la the state supreme
court on an appeal from Ramsey coun^
ty district cour torder denying a new
trial after a verdict for the defend
ant was directed.
Woisted Bros, of Cogswell, N. D., in
October, 1915, loaded 1,500 bushels of
durum wheat in a Great Northern car
at Brookland, L\. D., and consigned
it on commission toTfgrain company
in Duluth. When the car reached
Wilmar it was diverted to St. Paul,
apparently on a forged waybill, it is
said. Later a man who said he Vras
0. H. Clark, and who claimed to be
the, owner of the grain, ordered the
Equity exchange to dispose of it and
it was sold to Hohle Bros.
(Greer, acting for the Great North
ern road, it is claimed, bought an
assignment of the claim of Wolsted
BTOM .and then brought the reqoyery
suife*$w in court. '.*• O-:
NQ MM IS ASKED
Continued from pagei.
to the undoing of the very men they
Fighting for Liberty
"The position of America in this
war is so clearly avowed that no man
can be excused for mistaking it. She
material profit or aggrand
izement of any. kind. She is fighting
for. no advantage, or selfrsh object of
her'pwn, but fo&tJie liberation of peo
ples everywhere fftsffithe aggressions
of autocJ#tic fbrtp-"
"The,-:ruling classes in Germany
have begun of late to profess a like
liberality and justice of purpose, but
only to preserve the power they have
set up in Germany and the selfish ad
vantages which they have wrongly
gaiusdtior themsely,e8. ancl their pri
vate prospects of power all the way
l'rom Berlin to Bagdad and beyond.
"Government after government has,
toy their influence without open con
quest o.l its territory, been linked to
gether •in! a feet of intrigue directed
against nothing less than the peace
anil liberty of the world.
$The meshes of that intrigue must
be|brok)Bn, but cannot be broken un
1p3&'wrongs already dope are undone,
amradequate measures-fliust be taken
to prevent it from ever again being
re-woven or repaired.
"Of course, the imperial German
government and those whom it is us
ing for their own undoing are seek
ing to obtain pledges the war will
end in the restoration of the status
"It was the status quo ante out of
which this iniquitous was issued forth,
the power of the Imperial German
government, within the empire and its
widespread domination and influence
outside Of that empire. That status
mU&Jte altered in such fasblpn_as. to
are fighting for the liberty,'the
self-government and the undictated
development of all peoples, and every
'feature of the settlement that con
cludes this war must be conceived
and executed for that nurpose.
"Wrongs must first be righted and
then adequate safeguards must be
created to prevent this being commit
ted again. We ought 'not to consider
remedies merely because they have a
pleasing afid sonorous sound.
"Practical questions can be settled
only by practical means. Phrases will
not achieve the result. Effective re
adjustments will, and whatever read
justments are necessary must be
made. But they must "follow a prin
ciple and that principle is plain.
"No people must be forced1 under
sovereignty under which it does not
wish to live. No territory must change
hands except for the purpose of se
curing for those who inhabit it a
fair chance of life and liberty. No in
demnities must be insisted on except
those that constitute payment for
manifest wrongs done. No redajust
ments of power must be made except
such as will tend to secure the future
peace of the world and the future wel
fare and happines of its peoples.
"And then the free peoples of the
world must draw together in some
common government, some genuine
and practical co-operation that will, in
effect, combine their force to secure
peace and justice in the dealing of
nations with one another.
"The brotherhood of mankind must
no longer be a fair but empty phrase.
"It must be given a structure of
force and reality. The nations must
realize their common life and effect
a workable partnership to secure that
life against the aggressions of auto
cratic and self-pleasing powers.
Pour Out Blood
"For these things we can afford to
pour out our blood and treasure. For
Creamed, ready for the
table delivered Saturdays.
MRS. J. W. BURCH
these are the things we have always
professed to desire, and unless we
pour out blood and treasure now and
succeed, we may never be able to
unite, or show conquering force again
in the great cause of human liberty
"The day has come to conquer or
submit. If the forces of autocracy
can divide us, they will overcome us
if we stand together, victory is cer
tain and the liberty which victory
will secure. We can afford to be gen
erous, but we cannot afford then or
now to be weak or omit any stogie
guarantee of justice and security."
TO HAVE FIELD
Engineer Now Connected With
Federal Office of Public
Roads Coming Friday
LOCATION OF TRAILS
The state highway commission is
to hSve an experienced all-around
field man and publicity agent. J. E.
Kaulfuss, ah engineer formerly em
ployed iby the Wisconsin state high
way commission, by the highway com
mission of Maine, former instructor in
engineering in the University of
Maine, and more recently connected
with the office of public roads at
Washington, will join State Engineer
Jay )W. Bliss' staff Friday. Mr. KauU
fuss has had wide experience in or
ganizing the work of state highway
commissions, and in addition to be
ing a practical engineer, he is a good
talker and a writer on highway en
gineering subjects. He will spend
much of his time in the field, meet
ing with county 'boards and explain
ing the workings of the new state and
federal highway acts.
Home from Meetings.
Assistant State Engineer P. W.
Thomas is home from a meeting with
commissioners in McKenzie, Wells
and Foster counties, where 300 miles
of state and federal aid road is pro
Because as now established much
of the Meridian trail through Rich
land county is not used as a post
road, the county commissioners have
notified State Engineer Bliss that the
location of the road between Wahpe
•ton and the Cass county line has been
changed to comply with the federal
requirements. The county is also ask
ing for state aid on the Meridiap
trail from Wahpeton to the South Da
kota line, practically all of which is
used as a post road. Altogether Rich
laiid county has asked for |5,000 in
A number of cotfnties are changing
the location of roads recommetided
for state and federal aid, in order that
post routes may be included. This
action?' is solving the big difficulty
which has confronted the highway
commission—that of making the coun
ties' requests and the federal require
J. M. Hanson, city engineer of
Jamestown and countK surveyor for
Stutsman, is in the staHs engineer's
office cleaning up some work which
he has done for Mr. Bliss in Nelson
county. IMr. Hanson formerly was
connected with the state engineering
staff, and he is a veteran in high
Bangs, Burtness, Vick, Cuthbert
and Baer's Petitions Re
Up to 4 o'clock tnis afternoon the
nominating petitions of five congres
sional candidates in the First district
had beeta filed with Secretary of State
Hall. Mr. Hall announced at that hour
that he would continue to receive any
petitions which were mailed Sunday,
the date upon which individual nomi
nations officially closed, according to
the opinion of the attorney general.
The last man under the wire today
was Frederick T. Cuthbert, republi
can, of Devils Lake, who filed more
than 3-00 signatures. His entrance on
individual nominations assures the
presence of two republican candidates,
on the official ballot, Judge Vick of
Pembina having filed last week. The
other candidates are: George A.
Bangs, Grand Forks, democrat, and
John M. Baer, Fargo, nonpartisan.
Burtness in Late.
Late this afternoon the petitions of
Olger B. Burtness of Grand Forks,
running as a republican, were receiv
ed with sufficient signatures to assure
the presence of the third republican
on the official ballot. Petitions mailed
in 'by H. H. Aaker to date show but
1.50 names, insufficient to place his
name on the official ballot. Secre
tary of State Hall is of the opinion
that some petitions have been lost in
the mail, as Aaker writes as though
he were enclosing more than 300 sig
natures. Aaker requests, that his name
go on the ballot as a "Nonpartisan
GOES TO BEULAH
Mott, X. D., June 1.—ttev. Mark
Wilson, former pastor of the Mott
Congregational church, has accepted
a charge at Beulah, on the Kildeer
MAYVILLE SUMMER SCHOOL
Mayville, N. D., Jane 11— Mayville
is looking forward to an unprecedent
ed attendance for its summer school,
which opens June 27.
U' !. .r 'A '.^j
At the top are American troops
of the medical corps lined up for
drill at Blackpool, England, be
fore being sent to the battle front
in the middle are three Ameri
can nurses of the United States
medical detachment, and an Am
eriean, enlisted man in" conversa
tion with British "Tommies."
At the bottom is the first official
American flag on the French
front, flying over the French tri
color before the aviation cajry of
the LaFayette squadron, which is
composed entirely of American
aviators. This flag was present
ed by Orange City N. J.) Elks.
The American flyer standing be
side th fighting machine is Corp
oral Edward Iiinkle of Cincinnati
and Minneapolis, a graduate of
the Paris Beaux Arts.
APPROVES EOOD BILE
Washington, June 11.—The second
administration food control bill, grant
ing broad powers to the president,
was agreed to by the house agricul
tural committee today by a vote of
12 to ?». An immediate report to the
house was authorized. Chairman
Lever expected,, it to pass less
than two weeks' debate. The
bill now pending is to stimulate pro
duction of food,"the seeeriff w-to con
trol distribution, and price.
The bill guarantees a minimum
price to producers of non-perishable
products under plans projected by the
president. The committee dropped
the plan for maximum price fixing on
the ground that it was unnecessary.
A good deal of opposition was ex
pressed to it. The biii appropriates
$•2,500,000 for purely administrative
expenses and $
1 SO.'O'O0.fl-O 0 for carrying
out all other purposes which would
include guarantee of minimum prices,
operation of factories, or other plants,
and, if necessary, the handling of
Wheat suppiles by the government."
Spain Has Crisis
New Cabinet Formed
Madrid, .Tune 11.—Eduardo Dato,
who has accepted the task of forming
a new cabinet, declared today that
the conservative party, which he rep
resents, would follow its traditional
policy in helping solve the govern
He expects to submit his list of
ministers to the king at noon today.
Hanna Says Farmers
Are Buying Bonds
Fargo, XL D., June 11.—L. B. Hanna,
chairman of the Sorth Dakota execu
tive committee, in charge of the sale
of Liberty bonds in this state, return
irtg today from a trip over the state,
issued a statement in which he as
serted that North Dakota farmers
when solicited have responded liber
ally in purchasing bonds. "I find there
have been reports made that the farm
ers of the northwest are not doing
their part," he said. "Wo report of
this character has been given to any
one nor to the papers from the ex
ecutive committee or myself, who
have charge of the placing of the
bonds in iXorth Dakota. My experi
ence after 40 days' traveling in the
state is that the farmers wherever
BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE
Photographs From France and
Uncle Sam's Uniform and Old
Glory, Officially on Western War Front
solicited have (been very good about
coming forward and taking bonds."
Mr. Hanna alludes to the poor crop
of last year, and the scattered popu
lation of the stale, which does not
allow for such a general personal ap
proach, as reasons for a probable hesi
tancy on the part of some farmers
taking up new obligations.
Club— W. L. Pet.
F'argo-Moorhead '. ,..21 8 .724
Minot 12 1.1 .480
Winnipeg .12 1f .429
Warren 'J 17 JUG
Minot, 11 'Warren, G.
Fargo, 15 Winnipeg, 8.
Winnipeg at Fargo.
Club— K. H. E.
Winnipeg 8- 9 4
Fargo -li» 20 1
Batteries Stevenson and Moore
Board man and Bachant.
Minot at Warren.
Club— ft- H. E.
Minot 11 12 1
Batteries—Murray and Furnar Del
bern and Withrow.
Troubled Him Some.
Uitfle Si bad paid a visit to Bos
ton, and while there attended a swell
dinner given by his nephew. Ills folks
were greatly interested in hearing
Uncle Si's city adventures, and espe
cially wanted to know how he got
along at the dinner.
"Weren't you troubled about the
tableware, pa?" inquired his daughter
."Should say I was," answered Uncle
"Why, gal, they came near wearln*
lOthln' at all, the ladles didn't."
KNEW NOTHING ABOUT CASE
But Woman Got Herself Called as Wit
ness So She Could Express Her
Opinion of the Defendant.
Senator Tillman, discussing an In
vestigation, said the other day:
"Some evidence Is malicious. It re
minds me of old Mrs. Bing.
"Mrs. Bing, a thin, wiry old lady,
took the stand in a case against one
John Bang. The lawyer began:
'Now, madam, you will please give
your evidence in as few words as pos
sible. You know the defendant?'
"'The defendant, Mr. Joshua Bong.'
'Josh Bang! I reckon I do know
liira. and I don't know nothlu' to his
credit, nuther. Why—'
'Please answer yes or no to my
'Do you know Mr. Joshua Bang?'
'You ask .Tosh Bang if I know him!
Ask him if he knows anything about
tryin' to cheat a pore lone widder like
me out of a three-year-old cow.
'Ask Josh Bang's wife about that
thor brick she put in a batch o' butter
she sold last summer. Ask—'
'These matters, madam, have noth
ing to do with—*
'Ask Josh Bang about lettin' his
old mother-die in the almshouse. Ask
Mehitubil Bang about the time she
was caught in a neighbor's field milk
in' four cows on the sly. Ask—'
'Really, madam, do you know any
thing about this case or do you not?'
"'No, I don't know nothin' about It.
but I've had it in for them Bangs for
the last thirty-seven years and I got
myself called as a witness, so as to
get even. I guess I've done it, too.
Good afternoon,, slrj."
ISINN FAIRS III
IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FEATURE
With the unexpected conclusion of
the Finlayson case, the jury for the
May term was dismissed. The court
now is trying the case of the First
National bank of Oakes versus F.anrk
E. Packard, who is chairman of the
state tax commission, Beulah Pack
ard and W. C. Taylor, an action
brought on a note.
Yesterday's rains soaked a lot of
good clothes. Did you get wet? If
so, your suit will need pressing.
Klein, Tailor and Cleaner.
The McKenzie dining room open af
ter Al'Jolson. Dancing good music.
1 omorrow official
at 3 P. M.
Dufblin, June 11.—Police Inspector
Mills was injured fatally last night/
while preventing holding of a nieet£
ing called to protest against the im
prisonment of Irish rebels, and died
today. Several Sinn Feiners were ar
rested. Lieutenant General Mahon,
commander of the British forces in
Ireland, had forbidden the meeting,
but in spite of his order 2,(KI0 persons
gathered opposite Liberty hall. Count
Plunkett, member of parliament, and
Sinn Feiner, who was arrested in con
nection with the revolt last spring,
and other equally defiant members of
the Sinn Feiners attended the meet
ing with the intention of speaking.
Count Plunkett and four others were
arrested. While he was taking these
men to jail, Inspector Mills was
struck with a stick or a stone and
knocked down. His assailant has not
Men State Depended on in Fin
layson Case Show Defect
•Frank Finlayson as defendant and
William Olson and William Johnson
as witnesses for the state changed
places in the Finlayson trial on a
bootlegging charge this afternoon,
when Judge :Nuessle threw Olson aijd
Johnson into jail for perjury, and di
rected the jury to return a verdict of
not guilty in favor of Finlayson.
Olson, Johnson and Jack Farrand
are said to have signed affidavits up
on which State's Attorney McCurdy
depended for conviction. This after
noon on the stand the first two forgot
practically everything they had seem
ed to know aibout the case when the
affidavits were made, and are said
to have given testimony so radically
different that Judge Nuessle ordered
them jailed as perjurers and held
them under bonds in the sum of
$2,000 for their appearance at the
next term of court. The court also
directed that the prisoners be re
quired to furnish bail in the sum of
$1*000 apiece for their appearance in
the case of the state versus John 1
Volk, another pigging action, and or
dered that a bench warrant be issued
for Farrand, the third witness, who
failed to put in an appearance.
ait 3 P. M.
Petrograd, June 11.—The Council
of Soldiers' and Workmens' delegates
has made public the fact that the
German commander-in-chief on the
eastern front sent a wireless message
inviting the Russian armies to a sep
arate armistice and proposing that
they enter into secret pourparlers
with the German leaders. The coun
cil denounced the proposals.
In the telegram, the council's an
nouncement says, the Germon com
mander proposed to show the ariptes
a way toward ah honorable pe3.ee
and a means of ceasing to wage war
without a rupture with the Entente
•The council addressed to the (Rus
sian army the following appeal:
"The commander-in-chief ol the
German armies on the eastern front
has sent to our troops a wireleBs mes
sage proposing to indicate to them a
way toward an honorable peace and a
means for,ceasing to wage war with
out a rupture with our allies.
"The German general talks thla
way because he knows the Russian
revolutionary troops would reject
with indignation any overt proposal
f^r a seoayate neace.
GETS $300 DAMAGES
EROM FARM PHONE GO.
O. H. Meyer, Swept From Top of
Car by Wire, Recovers—
Pigging Cases Dismissed
G. H. Meyer, a Soon Lips brake
man, in district court j^is morning
recovered $300 damages from the
Stewartsdale Rural TeJephoue com
pany, for injuries. systained when be
was swept from the, top pf a bos car
by a telephone wire which he claimed
was strung too low. Newton, Dullam
& Young represented the plaintiff, and
F. E. McCurdy and Judge E. T. Burke
the defendant company, among whose
stockholders are J. \V. Burch, H. W.
Voight, John Yegen and other farm
ers residing south and southeast of
Because of the disappearance of the
principal witness for the state, boot
legging charges against Jack Christo
pher, A. H. Ritter and Bill Bo wens
were dismissed this morning on mo
tion of the defendants' attorney.
There is now on trial the most re
cent of the several liquor cases in
which Frank Finlayson of Bismarck,
LYNCHING MAY BE RE
SULT OE BABY MURDER
(Continued from pace one)
would have to be overcome in taking
them from their guards.
Father ftrlef Stricken
Mrs. J. H. Keet, the baby's mother,
was on the verge of a complete
breakdown tonight, the physicians at
tending her said.
The father too, after the long search
since the night of May 30, when the
child was kidnapped from the fam
ily's beautiful home here, was grief
Authorities were continuing their
efforts to clear up the mysterious
death and were being aided by agents
of the Department of Justice. The
black silkateen skirt wrapped about
the body of the baby formed the only
new clue, and little hope was held
out it would aid materially in solving
Rapid Tach A Tractor
Makes Your Auto Pay For Itself
Finlay D. Cameron
General Northwestern Distributor,
Will be at the McKENZIE HOTEL
Thursday Afternoon, June 14th.
to arrange for distribution in this territory. All
parties please call and get full particulars.