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v 4teeape Si WEATHER. Tftwettled weather tonight v and Washington, Sept. 13.—Because, of ihsvolt in the house against the foreign tax, proposed in the war revenue bill, democratic Leader Underwood decid ed to wait the return of the president to the capital before introducing the .'measure. MAKE8 8HEET ROPE E8CAPE8. Girl Inmate of Industrial School Walk* Twenty Miles Before Overtaken. Mandan, N. ]., Sept. 12.—Miss Rose Millard, sent to the state industrial *»chool from Minot several days ago, .Jfearly succeeded in making her escape jlfrom that Institution. She made her way .from the dormitory by means of sheets, t}ed together to form a rope, by which rthe lowered herself to the ground. Her Sun day possibly shower* cooler moder ate to fresh southerly winds shifting to northerly Sunday, was soon noticed, but she was twenty miles west of Mandan before 'Overtaken. v. enary in Washington, Sept, 12. President Wilson was asked by M. *P. Key* a relative of Francis Scott Key, to is sue an executive ordef prohibiting the flying of tattered and torn American flags in the United States. The presi dent took the request under advise ment. ACCUSED CHIEF ON 8TAND Francis Scott Key of Frederick, Md., Wrote Famous Pat riotic Air and Hymn 100 Years Ago Monday. Robinson of Minot Denies Knowledge of Any "Police Protection." Minot, N. D., Sept. 12.—Chief Edwin Robinson of the police force, under fire in connection with charges made by H. C. Rudd, president of the city commission, who seeks,to oust him. denied on the witness stand that he had any knowledge of Oser "Webb's al leged influence In the matter of police protection for operators of resorts. Robinson also testified that he had no knowledge tha^ Weeb had himself been operating a gambling joint, as had been previously testified by Roy Garland, a negro musician who was presented as a witness in support of President Rudd's charges. Opium smoking outfits were placed in evidence before the city commis sion, which is sitting aB the investi gating body, in support of Chief Rob inson's contention that he had been active in the attempt to stamp out the drug evil. ... .. of Baltimore Will Hold Biggest Celebration of Cen tenary Monday—President Wilson There pimmm The Star Spangled Banner Oh say. can you see by the dawn's early light. What so proudly we hailed a* the twilight's last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro" the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming'? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was till there. Dh say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and home of the brave? On shore dimly seen thro'- the mists of the deep. Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep, A» it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beigjv Ih full glory reflected, now shines on the stream. And where is that band who so vauntingly swore^ That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' polutlon. No refuge could save the hireling and slave Prom the terror of flight or the glbom of the grave. Oh. thus be it ever when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and wild war's desolation, Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued 1*^ Praise the Power that had ma.de and preserved us a jb&ttonl Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our Trust!" •And the Star Spanfeied Banner in triumph shall "wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! To the Citizens of Fargo: Next Monday, Sept. 14, Is the one jbUndredth anniversary of the writing of our national anthem, The fttar Spangled Banner. The undersigned committee, appointed by the president of the city commission, Hon. H. F. Emery, has arrang ed the following brief program for this occasion. The hour set is from 12 o'clock noon to 12:30 p. m. The place, Island park. (Should the day be stormy, George Fowler has kindly offered the use of his down-town theatres). An impromptu procession will form sharp at noon at the corner* of Broadway and N. P. avenue and march to the park. This will be headed by the veterans of the Grand Army of- the Republic. Every citizen, young and old. is urged *$$te In these exercises. PROGRAM. 1—Invocation. •. ,, .... 2—A fifteen minute address by Dr. L. T. £uild. 3—The Star Spangled Banner, sung by everyone, M"*)» Prof, »"B. A. Orr and a chorus of singers. », It is promised that the exercises will ndt last more than thirty minutes and ought not to Interfere either with business or lunch eon. J, The committee urges upon every citizen of Fargo, who appre elates the blessings of peace which we enjoy, not to overlook the .day or this brief observance. Fling out the stars and stripes on I Monday, Sept. 14, and wear or carry a miniature flag. Let us a It re jolce tnat the death and destruction of war is not our portion. J Respectfully, W. L. StockweBLL It all happened just as the greatest national anthem in the world says. Born of the anxiety of the moment when he was peering through the mists v. of the early morning aboard a British warship, the patriotic and poetic soul of Francis Scott Key gave vent to his Seaul taut feelings when tie saw the i: tar 10 erve Anniversary ue Ceremonies American Nation Will Observe Centenary of Composition of National Anthem of the United States. r. —FRANCIS SCOTT K0T, Written on the morning of Sept. 14, 1S1% inn Aimy or me .ttepuDiic. to join in t£l|s ano^ K V' V'i iV- B. A. Orr, A,,& Stephens, -A Committee. ££'s* wt emblem of a young nation had with stood through the long night the bom bardment of the enemy and still waved above Fort McHenry 4 on the Chesa peake near the close of Great Britian's second unsuccessful war with the Continued on Page Nine, Part Two. PROTEST Washington, Sept 12.—The TTnfted States probably will join the protest of the powers against Turkey's abroga tion of capitulations which granted foreigners extra territorial rights and otherwise restricted the sovereigny of the Ottoman empire. This Is predicted by administration officials, although definite aotion has not finally been de cided by President Wilson and Bryan. The disposition of the Washington government was to await the Initiative of the European powers following the traditional policy of the United States In that regard. Berlin, via Copenhagen to Xiondon, Sept. 12, 9 p. m^—Among the sub scribers to the German war loan are the Krupp firm and family, who have) taken $7,500,000 of the bonds. Further' large subscriptions already have been reoeived by the Reichsbank. ional WAR NEWS Grenoble, France, via Bordeaux, Sept. 13.—BeeauM- he announced i* large headlines "the evacuation of the military zone of Paris," Joseph Bes son, the editor of a Grenoble news paper, must appear before a court martial. This decision was rendered by Minister of War Millerand, who considered that a reprimand pre viously administered to the editor had proven insufficient. Cairo, Egypt, via 'London, Sept. 12.— [By invitation of the British military authorities the German charge d'af faires and the Austrian diplomatic agent departed from Egypt yester day. London, Sept. 12. Reuter*s Rome correspondent sends the following message received In Rome from Nish, Servia: "The talcing of Semlin has caused great enthusiasm throughout Servia The people are proud that their army, after seven weeks of war, not only has prevented a powerful enemy cap turing Belgrade, but has inflicted humiliation upon them by forcing them to evacuate their base of operations against Servia. The victory has had a most wonderful moral effect upon the array and people." POPE URGES E MEASURES ftanm iiept. 13.—Pope Benedtat XV. has charged the foreign cardinals to urge their governments to cease hos tilities aad convoke a peace aanfir enoe. Now Orleans Safe. Washington. Sept 12. Surgeon General Blue of the Public Health service said yesterday his attention had been called to the fact that some conventions which were to have been held in New Orleans had been post poned, because of the bubonic plague infection there. "The city of New Orleans is perfect ly safe and healthy," said the surgeon general, "and there is no reason why any one should avoid it." WILSON TO US REPLY Washington, Sept 12.—While taking a week-end rest the president will consider his reply to Emperor Wil Jipm's message charging use of dum tiym bullets and also his answer to JE'i sident Polncare's message receiv ed yesterday, replying to the emperor's charges. "When the president returns to Washington he expects the Clayton omnibus trust bill will be ready for his signature and he plans to sign tne federal trade" commission bill at the same time. Administration leaders expect the president will signalize the consummation of his trust legislation program with a statement such as he made at the signing of the tariff LilL •v® •ir AND DAILY REPUBLICAN FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17,1891. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 12,1914. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5,1878. Germans Fight Like Madmen —Realize This Battle Mag Decide Fate of Europe IM&btm, SEPT. 12 —NEWS OP A DECISIVE NATURE FROM EAST OF VITRY-LE-FRANCOIS WHERE THE PRINCE OF WURTEMBERG AND GENERAL VON BUE LOW ARE FIERCELY STRIVING TO BREAK THROUGH THE FRENCH RIGHT CENTER, STILL HUNG FIRE LATE THIS AFTERNOON, WITH THE ANXIETY ON BOTH SIDES GROWING KEENER HOURLY, AS IT IS RECOGNIZED THAT THE RESULT OF THE BATTLE IN THIS QUARTER WILL HAVE A DECISIVE EFFECT UPON THE WHOLE LINE OF BOTH THE GERMANS AND THE ALLIES. THE GERMANS ARE REPORTED TO BE FIGHTING LIKE MAD MEN IN A SUPREME EFFORT TO SMASH THE FRENCH CENTER. I I I I Hpn I II if II I fc rum II li 11 I I* HUM*—— I I I ——i Vi *3 *r% in Austria nave aggera in jYeric, Sept, l2«—»Cabls* from several European aainti In dioate that the Russians have not overwhelmed the Austrian* In Galicia, as has been claimed. Fresh and stubborn fiflhtinq in that Austrian province is reported, and this has given rise to the specu lation that tfte G^'^nan corps brought from tne west may have been thrown into Austria to support the Austrian® instead of |WOfc«e«Hnfl to East Prussia tx reinforce the Germans already there. The situation in East Prussia is in doubt, but there is nothing to indicate that the Russians have made any notable advance west ward since their reverse at Allenstein. They were last reported attacking Koenigburg, while German troops were said to b* mow ing toward that stronghold. A news dispatch from Petrograd says the Servians are cOntinW" -Jbg successfully their offensive operations against Austria. Washington, Sept. 12.—The German embassy here reoeived fWlowing wireless from Berlin: "General Hindenburgs victorious progress in East Prussia con tinues. The Russians attempted to relieve the pressure on their de feated left wing by launching the twenty-second army c°rps against General Hindenberg's flank, but according to official reports were defeated. Several batteries were captured from the main Russian forces. There was no news until 11 o'clock from the western front where the struggle probably is continuing. The Saxon army under General Vonhausen, seems to have fought brilliantly. The reichsbank weekly report is the best since the outbreak of the war. Note circulation has been reduced 96,000.000 and gold In creased 23,500,000, showing the bank is bearing the strain of war very satiafactoriiy. 5 Petrograd, 8ept. Vter-The detailed plan of a proposed march of the Austro-German a'frn'es through Russia to Perm, on the extrSmi eaatern border of European Russia, obout 700 miles east of Petro grad, has been found on the body of the commander of the Aus trian cavalry, who was killed at Grodek in Galicia. In this fight three Cossack regiments completely overwhelmed »»»ne Hungarian regiments of cavalry, two of these Hungarian or gonzatioris virtuually wiped out, only thirty men surviving. London, Sept. 12.—A dispatch from Rome says it is reported from Petrograd that the losses of the Austrian second battle in Ga lioin w$re 130,000, of whom 90,000 were prisoners. German Possession Is Taken by London, Sept. 12.—The admiralty announced this afternoon that the British flaet has occupied Herbcrtshoehe on Blanche bay, the s»«t of government of the German Bismarck archipelago and the Solomon islands. The Bismarck archipelago, with an area of 18,000 square milee and a population of 2,000,000, is off the north ooast of Australia, southeast of the Philippine islands* The group was assigned to the German spher* of influence by agreement with Great Britain in 1885. German New Guinea 1« In oluded in tho new jurisdiction. Three Great German Joined, But Were Held Back Pari*, Sept. 12.—The French mili tary authorities who heretofore had confined the Information made public concerning the military operations oast of Paris to laconic statements very general In qharacter, yesterday l^ave a lengthy description of the most important battle since the beginning of hostilities. Evidently the left wing of ^he allied armies facing the northeast has borne the brunt of the preliminary engage ments in which the British took such a prominent part that they are the ob ject of the highest compliments on the part of French military men. The combat, according to the official an nouncement, seems to be developing into an abandonment of at least the advance positions held by the Ger mans who, it Is announced, are retir ing along a greater part of the line. This retirement is said to have been for 45 miles at some points. Furious man Ce iven rench 4 l*TIAT S6 $ onslaughts, sometimes by the French, and again by the Germans, occupied about the center of an extensive line in the vicinity of Vitry-le-Francois. Three great German armies, com manded by General von Kluck, the Crown PHnc« Frederick William and the duke of Wartern burg, effected a Junction and repeatedly hurled them selves against tho French positions with the greatest vigor but they were not able to achieve the seeming object of breaking the allies' center and thus dividing the Anglo-French armies. Tho French and British offered an equally vigorous resistance, eventually compelling the Germans to withdraw. The fighting continued throughout last night and the allies' position, it is understood, was Improved yesterday. A rain storm caused great dificul ties in the marshy districts, but did not stop the operations. The fusillades of troops and tho artillery duel pro ceeded all day. It Is believed the re tiring Germans suffered more than the allies from the storm, as their withdrawing columns were encum bered with bag gaffe and ammunition wagons, Washington, Sept 12.—S. W. Wollen weber. an expert on plant diseases in the department of agriculture, was called to the colors while in Germany last month. Wollenweber had been in the service of the department for two years and was completing experiments in Germany when war broke out. Jtl* bad not been naturalised* THIS ISSUE 16 PAGES of One German Corps Captured—German &. .§• 4** LOTOCN, SEPT. 12 -"OUR TROOPS HAVE CROSS ED THE RIVER OURCQ AND ARE MOVING THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING IN RAPID PURSUIT OF THE ENEMY," IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT GIVEN OUT TODAY BY THE OFFICIAL PRESS BUREAU. "TWO HUNDRED PRISONERS WERE CAPTURED. fHE CAVALRY OF THE ALLIES WAS BETWEEN SOIS SONS AND FISMES LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY). THE ENEMY ARE RETREATING NORTH OF VITRY-LE FEANCOIS." SOISSONS IS ABOUT FIFTY MILES NORTHEAST OF PARIS. FISMES IS FIFTEEN MILKS TO THE EA&X OF SOISSONS. LONDON. SEPT. 12.—ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE, THE THIRD FRENCH ARMY HAS CAPTURED ALL THE ARTILLERY OF ONE OF THE GERMAN ARMY CORPS "OUR AEROPLANES REPORT THAT THE ENEMY'S RETREAT IS VERY RAPID," SAYS THE ANNOUNCE MENT. THE ARTILLERY OF A GERMAN ARMY CORPS CONSISTS OF TWO REGIMENTS OF FIELD PIECES, (EIGHTEEN BATTERIES OF FIELD GUNS, SIX BAT TERIES OF FIELD HQ WIT ERS—TOTAL OF SEVENTY TWO PIECES), ONE OR TWO BATTERIES OF HEAVY ARTILLERY, ALSO A MACHINE GUN GROUP. PARIB, SEPT. 12.—IT HAS BEEN REPORTED HERE IN THE ATTACK BY BOTH FORCES ON THE GERMANS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THE ENTIRE JAGER REGIMENT, THE RIFLES OF THE GUARD, A 0BACK CORPS OF NEARLY 3,000 GERMANS, WAS COM PLEXELY WIPED OUT. Paris, Sept. 12.—It was officially announced this after noon that the German forces to the east of Paris are generally retreating and that they are offering only a feeble resistance to the French and Mritish troops. The official communication says I "On our left wing the Germans hire began a general retreating movement between the Oisse and Marae. Yester day their front lay between Soissons, Br&inne and Fkmes, and the mountains of Reims. Their cavalry seems to be ex hausted. "The Anglo-French forces, which pursued them, en countered on Sept. 11 only feeble resistance. At the center on our right wing the Germans have evacuated Vitry-Le Francois, where they had fortified themselves. "Also they have evacuated the valley of the Saulx river. Attacked at Sermaize and at Revigny, they abandon a large quantity of war material. "The German forces which have been occupying the Ar- nne region have begun to give way. They are retreating to north through the forest of Bellenone. "In Lorraine we have made slight progress. We occupy the eastern boundary of the forests of Champenoux, Rehain villers and Garbenvillers. The Germans have evacuated •Saint Die. "In Belgium the Belgian army acting vigorously i^ainst the German troops "In the Servian field of operations, the Servians have Occupied Semlin, Austria." Washington, Sept. IX—The following dispatch from Bordeaux, dated yesterday, was received today at the French embassy here: "The French general staff made known today that the lb*st Germany army continues its retirement. Three of its amy corps were repulsed last night between Villers, Col lerets and Soissons. We have, in four days, gained from sixty to seventy-five kilometers. In the second army, the Tenth corps and the guards driven back to the 8aint Gond swamps are also withdrawing. In Champagne, the third German army is also retreat ing. The German center is thus at last giving ground. After a hard fight in the region between Sezanne and Vitry in the Argonne, the fourth German army has been pushed back to the north of Troisfontaine forest. A fifth German army, after attempting a very serious effort on our right wing, was thrown back. Our troops occupy Vassincourt. "The general situation has thus been modified to our advantage during these last days. On the other side the Austrian army, attacked near Tomaszow, was forced to a dis astrous retreat. The whole army has been pushed back to the west of Rawka Rnska and the Dneister rivr. The Rus sians besieged Grodek." Berlin, Sept. 12.—Up to early afternoon no statement rl1 was issued by the German war office. The latest official Ger J, man report said that th^ir forces captured a fortress south-, west of Verdun. The news dispatches indicates the purpose in the part of the German general staff is to surround and #it off from the line of the allies, the strongly fortified city of Verdun- .W W' hi v "Buy Cotton" Movement. Washington, Sept. 12,—Rapubli$»* leader Mann joined tho "buy-a-bale of-cotton" movement. At the Instance of Representative Lever of South Carolina, Mr. Mann bought a bale for $50 which will be held for him at Columbia, S. C., uatU Ua*. emergency passes.