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ttlATHBK. Fair tonight and Saturday some what higher temperature. wr N. D. As Day by neighbors abroad, Pioneer of Larimore, N. D., Sept. 11.—Miss Sadie P. Mathews, daughter of the late Col. J. H. Mathews, one of the best known pioneers of North Dakota, and herself a resident of the state since she was 2 years old, was instantly killed here this morning near the Great Northern station. Miss Mathews, ns was her usual custom, drove into Larimore from the New York farm with a can of cream for shipment, she was driving a frac tious colt and asked Thos. II. Mon roe, who chanced to be standing on the platform, to hold the horse. The bill contemplates an annual rev enue estimated at $107,000,000. The tax on beer will be increased from $1 to $1.50 a barrel wines will be taxed an additional 20 cents a gallon and a J- per cent tax on freight transporta tion bills, including railroad, steamship and express freight, will be made, transportation companies to collect the tax for the government and receive as Compensation 1 per cent of the amount Bf revenues collected from the tax. As an additional relief for war con ditions senate leaders anounced the determination to prune the rivers and .harbors appropriation bill from $53, "000,000 to approximately $30,000,000. An effort will be made to include in this cut some of the new projects, as sailed as extravagant by oposmg sen ators. thus ending th® republican fili buster against the bill. Democratic leaders are conferring with the repub- rf of Governor Hanna PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR. The President of the United States Has designated Sunday, October 4, 1914, as a day of general prayer for peace among the warrina nations of the world, and believing it to be both fitting and proper that a day be set apart for this purpose, I, L. B. Hanna, Governor of the State of North Dakota, do nereby designate SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 1914. ",as a Day of Prayer by the people of North Dakota for Done at the Capitol, at Bismarck, this Tenth Day of September, A. D. 191*. L. B. HANNA, Governor. Just as Miss Mathews reached the ground the animal became frightened and Miss Mathews grasped the lines, while Monroe held onto the bit. The for Washington, Sept. 11.—In agreeing OH a war revenue measure which will tax freight transportation and in crease revenue taxes on beer and do mestic wines, democrats of the ways and means committee paved the way for relieving the government financial stringency due to the European war. Administration leaders in both houses predicted the bill as framed would be fussed without prolonged discussion. Chairman Underwood of the commit tee said the measure had the approval of the president and his advisers. By the Governor: Thomas Hall, Secretary of 8tate. N. Important es in the A. C. Faculty Chang Owing to the reorganization that tias been made of the work of the North pakota Agricultural college and the more complete separation of the col lege and station forces, there will be this year, more additions to the col lege faculty than have occurred in re cent years. President Worst and the different heads of departments have made an extended search for suitable instructors and feel assured that by these selections, the faculty has been greatly strengthened not only from the Instructional abilities of the new mem bars, but more so through their cul tured personalities and sterling char acters, two requirements that have been insisted on in each appointment. p. G. Meinzer, who has beeji elected Instructor in German and history, is a graduate of Beloit college and has his master of arts degree from Olivet col lege. He has also done a good deal of postgraduate work at the University of Chicago. Since graduation, Mr. Meinzer has taught English and Ger mua one year at Idaho Falls, Ida* aa& paaoa among OUi* 1 May I ask that on that day all men, women and children of North Dakota, in their hobos and places of worship, join in earnest, solemn prayer that the terrible wars now raging, causing the loss of millions of valuable lives, may cease and that peace among all man shall again reign throughout the earth. D., anima] plunged and reared, dragging the couple about forty feet. Miss Mathews was knocked down and fell between the front and back legs of the plunging horse, and was fatally kicked, death being instantaneous. Miss Mathews was one of the best horsewomen in the northwest. Her father, who was a member of the state constitutional convention, died last February and since that time Mis(f Mathews has had the entire manage ment of the famous New York farm of 1,200 acres. She has won prizes for stock and agricultural exhibits all over the northwest. She was born at Newburg, N. Y., in 1881 and came to Dakota territory when she was 2 years old. 3 Exp!rims Re fiT |-«s rr* !W War Emergency 1 ax on the readjustment of the war bill. The war revenue bill was introduced lti the house today and debate will b® started eaTly next week. Commenting on the bill, Representative Underwood said: "The need for writing a tax bill at once was to relieve the government of the necessity of withdrawing funds from the banks. Realizing the finan cial situation in the country the presi dent thought it advisable not to dis turb the public funds at this time, and to pass a bill immediately that ulti mately must have been passed by rea son of the falling off of customs reve nues because of war conditions in Europe. "It must be apaprent to all that if congress has determined to take this action immediately to relieve the situ ation in the banks, it would not write a revenue bill that would cause a large amount of withdrawals of de posits from the financial centers of the country. It must be equally ap parent to everyone that if a tax is levied on whisky, between the time the bill was introduced in the house and passed by the senate the owners of whisky in bond would pay tax on as many gallons as possible and avoid the necessity of paying the addition al tax. "Last year there was In the neigh borhood of $150,000,000 in taxes paid on whisky. If an effort was made to tax a considerable portion of the whisky now in bond before the bill became a law, it would make a serious drain on the banks of the country. It should be remembered that the banks can only carry as deposits $250,000 of government taxes before it must go to the sub-treasury under the law." wa°, for Coming School Year 'or one year, principal of the Hopkinton, la., high school. He was then Instructor In German and Eng lish in the Kansas State Agricultural college for five years and for the past three years, head of the department of English in the East tiigm scnool of Minneapolis, Minn. During the past summer, Mr. Meinzer has carried post graduate work in the University of Chicago. Mr. Meinzer suceeds J. E. Kirshman, assistant professor of his tory and German, who has been grant ed a leave of absence for one year. Miss Iva Neumann, who succeeds Miss Jensen In the department of home economics, is a graduate of the Okla homa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and has completed one year of work at the University of Mis souri toward her master of science de gree. Miss Neumann has had several years of very successful experience as instructor In home economics at the Oklahoma State college, at W I! sS one-time .\ ,^4 5 fiiMij.) Rp 'Si I® Washington, Sept. ll.—'The Russian embassy last night issued the follow ing statement: "The success gained by our troops over the Austro-German army at Krasnik on Sept. 9 is developing on the front from Tomaszow and Rawa Ruska to the River Dniester. Seri ous fighting is in progress. "German troops, transported from the western front, have been concen trated in east Prussia on the River All©. On Sept. 9 they began to ad vance in considerable columns through the Mazur lake regions. Our advance trops, delaying the enemy, fell back in an easterly direction." Honolulu, Sept. 11—The Pacific mall liner Manchuria, on arrival here from Shanghai, reported that while at Hong Kong her wireless operator, Fritz Klaste, was arrested on charges of having sent surruptitious messages to German vessels. Kliest claims Ameri can citizenship. The British authori ties say he is a German reservist. The Manchuria also brought word that three days after arrival at Yo kohama the Toyo Kisen Knisha liner Nippon Maru was pressed into the Japanese transport service. London, Sept. 11.—An official dis patch issued in Berlin and received here last evening by the Marconi wireless telegram company says: "In an engagement at Oordeghem, on the railway between Antwerp and Ghent, the Belgian troops withdrew. "The country south of Antwerp has been flooded by the Belgians to pre vent the Germans marching into the town. The area covered by the flood is seventy square miles. The water varies in depts at different places from a few inches to several fa®t.** Nish, JServia, Sept. 11.-—Servians oc cupied Semlin, across the river from Belgrade this morning after a bloody battl^t. 1 .* "Washington, Sept. 11. President Poincare of France has cabled Presi dent Wilson in reply to the protest pf Emperor William of Germany, which charged the allies of using dumdum bullets. Poincare declared the emperor is attempting to shift responsibility for the use by Germans of dumdum bullets. 5 LINERS v AND DAILY REPUBLICAN va We# i^rrk, Sept. 11.—Five trans-At* lantic liners, bringing Americans home from Europe, landed 2,662 pasaengera In New York. Among the vessels waa the southern Pacific liner Creole, char tered by the'government for relief of Americans in England, which arrived with 1,562 aboard. Other Incoming vessels are the Cel tic, which reached quarantine from Liverpool with 1,901 passengers, the Cunard liner Ausonla, from Glasgow with 398 passengers, the Italian steam er San Giorgio from Naples with 106, the French liner Flandre from Havre with ninety-five. The Celtic pasengers told of the rap Id transportation of Russian troops across England aboard special trains, for transports. WODLD OBST SUGAR New Orleans, Sept. It.—Suit to «#St the American Sugar Refining Co. from Louisiana was brought In the state civil district court here yesterday the name of the state. The suit is based upon an article in the state con stitution which forbids any person or corporation from conspiring to down the price of any product lR that rr .j- .• 1 presses thet prices of fiug&r to the ,1s calculated to influence neutral coua £ontlnu£toa Pace FlWv detriment of the plantar i v V* $4 til J' ?1 iidSirtltisiNi V" KuftUMfoi FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17,1891. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1914. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878. War^News Germans| OOUntry. London, Sept. 11.—A Berlin official dispatch by Marconi wireless says: The party board of the German so cialist party has raised a protest forco against the manifesto issued by the ox agrlcultural ecutive committee on the ground that One of the principal charges suspicion Is cast upon the humanity of the corporation artlflcftlly de- German soldiers. This, the board adds. 4' 'i tries against Germany* iifaWiwrtMiiM •Mtei UU Germans Storming the Strong Fortresses South of Verdum Washington, Sept. 11.—The German embassy received the following wireless from Berlin: "Official headquarters reports the German crown prince's army yesterday took fortifications southwest of Verdun. The German Paris army is attacking the fortress south of Verdun. Other forts since Wednesday have been cannonaded by heavy artillery." WILL MAKE PEACE TOGETHER. Copenhagen, Sept. 11.—The Vossische Zeitung of Bsrlin declares that previous to the outbreak of the war Germany and Austria-Hungary agreed not to make Peace separately, similar to the arrangement of ths triple entente. ar Develops Is Marvel As a S Paris, 8ept. 11.—Ths hero of Belgium today is who was decorsted by King Albert for his valor i This young man, who was born at Liege, is described by Figaro aa of almost uncanny sharpness with senses and perceptions, aa keen, as a savage. He is able to find his way through the woods snd pass ths sentinels of the enemy with unerring accuracy. Leysen made his way through the German lines from Antwerp for the tenth time last Sunday, carrying dispatches to secret repre sentatives of the Belgium government in Brussels. He has dis covered and denounced eleven German spies in Belgium and per formed a variety of other services all without impairing his boyish simplicity. Germans Leaving Belgium— Beldam Troops Persuing London, Sept. 11.—A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. from Ghent says Be'g»an troops are pursuing a German ar[™y eerpa which is marching towards France. An engagement hag taken place on the right bank of the Scheldt in t'he triangle formed by Audenard, Courtrai and Renais. The Germans are said to have completely evacuated the region of the Scheldt between Antwerp and Grent. Many German soldiers, detach«d from their units, are being mads prisoners in the environs of Te rm.cn de. on lerce Boy Soout Leysan, and devotion to his .... Comission of otest Arrives in U. S. New York, Sept. 11.—The king of Belgium's commission of pro test against German violation of Belgium's neutrality, and alleged German atrocities in Belgium, arrived here en route to Washing ton, where they will outline their case to President Wilson. The commission, which crossed the Atlantic aboard the liner Celtio, ar ranged to depart for Washington after a few hours' stay her®. Reported French Have Recaptured Mue!h ausen London, Ispi 11.—Dispatches from Basel, Switzerland, afcata that the French have recaptured Muelhausen, says a dispatch to tho Exchange Telegraph Co. from Rome, A dispatch from French sources recently stated that pressure on the Alsace frontier from the Germans had been lessening. Y*a terday the report was received that fighting occurred at Altkiroh, Alsace, which is on the road to Muelhausen. ay uose North Sea Entirely London, Sept. 11.—There is general discussion in London of tl|t possibility that England may close the North sea, blockading Jfc Completely, If the trouble with floating mines continues. The government's position is that the shipping of neutral nations is In great danger because of German mines. England has repeat edly stated that she will not resort to use of mines. After the minj* sweepers free the North sea of the obstructions, however, naval strategists advise the exclusion of vessels which might plant moft mines. Such action would limit the commerce of Holland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden cutting oft Germany's source of food supply. oris From East Are Conflicting Petrograd, Sept. 11*—A great battle has been fought at Lublin and resulted in a complete victory for the Russians. The Aus trian armies were routed. London, Sept. 11.—In a dispatch from Copenhagen, the cor re«ondent of Reuters says that General Von Beneckendorff has dereated the left flank of the Russian army in east Prussia with hia eastern army and has thereby opened the way for an attack on the enemy's resr. London, Sept. ll.—Prince Joacvhim Albrecht of Pruas was wounded Wed nesday by a shrapnell bullet, accord ing to an official Berlin dispatch which has been forwarded by the Amster-' dam correspondent of the Reuter Telegram Co. The bullet penetrated the thigh, but is believad sot tp teva injured tha bona. Svit' u nceo renc and Overwhelm!* Defeat or THIS ISSUE 10 PAGES rfg of One S LONDON, SEPT. 11.—CONFLICTING CLAIMS ISSU ED AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE FORCES OPPOS ING EACH OTHER IN THE SEVERAL BATTLE ZONES, EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT DRAWING IN FERENCES FROM PHASES OF THE TITANIC STRUGGLE BEFORE A DECISIVE RESULT IS ATTAIN ED. THE KEY TO THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME OF WHAT PERHAPS WILL BE THE GREATEST BATTLE IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY, STILL RAGING FIERCELY ON THE PLAINS EAST OF PARIS, LIES IN THE CENTER FOR FIVE DAYS NOW THE TIDE OF THE BATTLE THERE HAS EBBED AND FLOWED, BEARING THE GERMANS AND FRENCH ALTERNATELY ON ITS CREST WITH TERRIFIC LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES, AND WITHOUT PERMANENT ADVANTAGE ON EITHER SIDE. THE GERMANS STILL APPEAR TO BE MARINO HEADLONG EFFORTS TO DRIVE THEIR WEDGE INTO THE FRENCH LINE AT A POINT SOUTH OF VERDUN. ALREADY THE LARGE ARMY UNDER CROWN PRINCE FREDERICK WILLIAM HAS BEEN HEAVILY REIN FORCED WITH THE OBJECT OF PUSHING HOME THIS ATTACK, THE RESULT OF WHICH IS CONCEDED TO BE OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE. THE FRENCH VIEW. Washington, Sept. 11.—The French embassy here rt o«fved from Bordeaux the following dispatch, tUtod S-»pt. 11, but presumably written last night: "Today at 18 o'cloek (6 p. m.), from indictations given by the war department, marked advances against the German right wing have betn •gained by our troops to the north of Laforte Sous Jourre. The first German army was obliged to recross the Marne and last night, below a line formed by the River Ladhins and Me*y and Fereen Tardenes, the Marne valley was free from Gtr man troops, according to reports by the British aviation corps. Our troops at Champaign were forced by the third Ger man army to retire to Gourgencon and Solna, but part of what we lost was regained. "The fifth German army, before Vasnincourt, in the Ar gonne, was attacked by our troops. We progressed slightly. The fort at Genicourt on the Meuse was attacked by the Germans, "Slight progress on the road to Chaleau Salins, in Lor raine was made by the sixth German army in the forest of Champenoied. Part of that advance was lost. As for Maubeuge, we have no official confirmation of its having been taken. The garrison was not half what the Ger man agencies say." THE GERMAN VIEW. The German embassy here received the following wiro leas from Berlin: "Headquarters on Thursday, in its first offcial report, says that in a battle east of Paris the Germans held their own in a heavy two days' fight against superior forces attack ing between Meux, Montmirail and from the direction of Paris. We captured fifty guns, and several thousand prison ers, but retired on the flank when the advance of strong hos» tile columns were reported- The enemy failed to pursue. "Headquarters also reports fighting west of Verdun and Oft the eastern scene of war. "Vienna reports that the Austrians have assumed the offense in the region of Lemberg. This marks the second stage of a nine day battle in which 45,000 infantry, 4,000 cavalry, 1,500 machine guns and 2,000 field guns were e&« gaged on the Russian side. "On Sunday night the Austrians annihilated the entin Servian Timok divisions near Mitrowitza. "The military attaches of the neutral powers, with the German troops, officially state that the enemies of Germany are using dumdum bullets. "The vanguard of the right wing of the German troops advancing over the Marne river eastward from Paris were at tacked by a superior force, but the attack was stopped, the German vanguard being taken back the enemies, however, not following. The Germans captured fifty cannon and soft eral thousand men." GERMANS HAVE RETIRED. Paris, Sept. 11.—News from the fighting line to the east of Paris is to the effect that at some points the Germans have retired sixty to seventy wiio^Atr?|C /fnim tiairiv-Aeven to forty miles). GERMAN TROOPE FATIGUED. London, Sept. 11.—A Central News dispatch from Rome says telegrams from Berlin state the evacuation of upper Alsace Dy the Germans continues. It is admitted that the German army in France is extremely fatigued, whereas tho enemy is continually receiving fresh troops. ENGLISH OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. London, Sept. 11.—The official press bureau issued following announcement: The general retirement of tho enemy continues. "The British forces yesterday captured 1,500 prisoners, including wounded, and several guns, including Maxims, and large quantities of transport "The enemy is retreating rapidly oast of Soissons in dis» order* •,. t~r :k owcr Center fhf V ff 4 iyi~ lif a i.