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The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, September 29, 1914, Image 1

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God Gain in Membership,
According to report, a gain of 800
new mesribers has been made this past
year, which means a net gain of 247,
and seven life members were announc
ed being named as follows: Mrs. De
borah Knox Livingston and Miss Anna
Gordon national officers present at
the convention, Mrs. McClod, Grand
Forks made herself a life member
"*Mrs. V. J. Baldwin, made one by the
'"Scandinavian union of this city Mrs.
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Fair tonight and Wednesday. Ris
ing temperature. Southerly winds.
Four British Stea
Sunk by Emden—London
London, Sept. 2fc—Tha oruiser Emden ha* been'operating in III*
Gulf of Bengal. She was reported recently at Madras, where she
conducted a brief bombardment of that port and later was at Pon
Russians Are Over
London, Sept. 29.—An official communication, issued at Budapest,
According to a Rome dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co., ad
mits the Russians have succeeded in crossing the Hungarian frontier
at several points in the Ung district, despite the fact that reinforee
ments have been sent against them. Ung is a county in the north*
eastern part of Hungary.
Washington. Sept. 29*—Colonel Golejewski, military attache of
the Russian ambassador, announced the receipt of the following from
Petrograd: "In the woods near Arpuslov our troops are successfully
advancing, and keeping up a running fight with the enemy.
"In Silesia the enemy has been considerably strengthened and ia
manifesting great activity.
"The Austrian sorties from Przemysl remain unsuccessful.
"Considerable disorganization was noticeable in the Austrian
army retreat."
Wei Hsien, Shan-Tung, China, Sept. 29.—Chinese troops today
blew up and destroyed the railroad bridge at Tayu Ho, six miles
west of here. The sound of the explosion oould be heard in this
Happy Celebration of
The meeting Monday afternoon at
the Presbyterian church brought to a
close the twentyrfifth annual conven
tion of the State W. C. T. U-, and all
who had been in attendance felt that
it had been a fitting and very happy
celebration of the North Dakota un
ion's silver anniversary. As is always
the case, the convention was marked
by so many good feature* and helpful
suggestions that lack of space has
prevented an account of much that
was valuable to all who heard it. Mrs.
Elizabeth Preston Anderson left last
evening for her home in Jamestown,
and most of the other officers and
delegates returned to their homes last
evening and this morning.
Gearey, by the Fargo union and
Mioses Vera and Thelma Woodcock,
\llogers, by their aunt, Mrs. Fred Carr,
Valley City.
sA Appropriations made for the year
were $1,021. At the close of the con
^'vention, the Fargo union presented to
."the W. C. T. U. state suffrage head
quarters, at Jamestown, the beautiful
enlarged photograph of Mrs. Lillian
M. N. Stevens, the late national presi
dent. which has graced the rostrum
during the convention.
1 Rest of Officers Named."
A part of the important business
'^transacted at the afternoon session
was the naming of the branch eecre
'"'taries, who were appointed by the ex
ecutive committee, and the department
superintendents. Several of the de
partments were combined where it
was found that the work overlapped.
were: Evangelistic Work, cqm-
'Whined with the Proportionate and Sys
t^matic Giving and Unfermented Wine
departments, under the superintend
ency of Mrs. E,' C. Widdifield of Leal
and the Sabbath Observance and
^Christian Citizenship departments,
combined under the superintendency
'/of Mrs. F. W. Heidel of Valley City.
jTlie other department superintendents
a cchosen, most of them the same as for
ianerly, were:
Work Among Foreign
London, Sept. 29.—Tha official new* bureau announced today that
the German cruiser Emden has sunk four British steamships and one
Berlin (wireless to Ssyyiile), 8eo*. 29,—Th© new# has be«n giv
en out that the German cruiser Emden, after sinking five Briti:/'
merchant steamers in the Gulf of Bengal, destroyed nava| oil tank
ateamers at Madras. Other information made publio in Berlin de
clares the commander-in-chief of the Russian forces has revoked
the government's promise of autonomy for Poland, giving as a rea
son the fact that Polish riflemen fought on the Austrian side in the
Mljttle of Lemberg,
Germans in Kiao-Chow have evacuated
the Waldersee line of defense before an overwhelming force of the
enemy, Tsing-Tau now is completely invested. The German losses
were small.
This information is contained in a dispatch from a German soure*
Bt Tsi-Nan, Shan-Tung, which evidently is in wireless communica
tion from Tsing-Tau. It adds the Japanese armored cruiser Squad
ron bombarded Tsing-Tau Monday without doing any damage.
Japanese official reports corroborate the foregoing, explaining the
•ngagement occurred Monday mornir^j.
Dakota W. T. U.
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People—Mrs. Julia D. Nelson, Fargo.
Health and Heredity—Mrs. isaoella
A. Morey, OJata.
Mothers' Meetings and Purity—Mrs.
Lull* W. Zimmerman, Valley City.
Medical Temperance—Mrs, A. E, M.
Bolton, Jamestown.
Rescue Work'—Mrs. A. I* Wood®,
Grand Forks.
Temperance Literature—Miss Mae
Halcrow, Bowesmont.
Scientific Temperance Instruction
Mrs. Lillie B. Smith, Thompson.
Sunday School Work—Mrs. Ella
MoTris Snow* Fargo.
Medal Co tests—Mrs. Lmma Lock
wood, Valley City.
Physical Education—Mrs. Bertha
Lee Broyles, Park River.
Bureau of Publicity—Mrs. Kate Sel
by Wilder, Fargo.
Anti-Narcotics—Miss Mamie Soren
son, Cando.
The Bible in the Public Schools
Mrs. F. M. Wanner, Jarrtostown.
Penal and Reformatory Work—Mrs.
Jean McNaughton Stevons, Towner.
Social Meetings and Red Letter
Days—Mrs. H. H. Aaker, Fargo.
Fairs and Open Air Meetings—Mrs.
Ida S. Clarke, Fairmount.
Flower Mission—Mrs. Laura N.
Plummer, Minnewaukan.
Franchise—Mra. Ella M. Shippy,
Legislation—Mrs. Elisabeth Preston
Anderson, Jamestown.
Branch Secretaries,
Two changes were made in the
branch secretaries. Miss Ethel Hal
crow, Grand Forks, succeeding Miss
Nelle Osmun, Buford, as secretary of
tlie Young People's branch, and Miss
Gladys M. Powell, also of Grand Forks,
succeeding Mrs. Lillie B. Bowers, Far
go, as secretary of the Loyal Temper
ance legion. Mt-s. L. L. Muir, of Hunt
er, was again named secretary of the
Willard union, Mrs. R, M. Pollock, this
city, editor of The White Ribbon
Bulletin, and Mrs. Walter R, Reed.
Amenia, musical director.
Favor Suffrage Oppose War.
Twelve resolutions were submitted
by the resolutions committee, including
one of hearty thanks to the local
unions and others who have made the
visit of the delegates to this city such
a pleasurable one. By the resolutions
the convention declared itself unalter
tbly opposed lo any form of compro
mise with the liquor question and
Continued on Page Seven.
War Notes
Washington, Sept. 29.—Ambassador
George Bakhmetleff, of Russia, has
made an appointment to caJl on Secre
tary Bryan at the state department on
Wednesday. The ambassador has been
absent from the city since the begin
ning of the European war and his
forthcoming visit, is attracting much
Washington, Sept. 29.—The Ameri
can embassy building in Paris was
severely shaken by the exploding of
one of the bombs dropped into that
city yesterday from a German aero
plane. Ambassador Herrick reported
the incident to the state department
by cable without comment. With the
embassy staff, Mr. Herrick made a
"personal Investigation of the damage
caused by the bomb, which besides
killing two persons, injured the
masonry of surrounding buildings and
perforated steel shutters.
The state department will take no
action upon the report.
London. Sept. 29.—A Wifeless dis
patch to the Marconi company from
Berlin gives the following official
statement issued in the German capital
"There is no change In the situation
In any of the theatres of war and re
ports concerning a victorious advance
of the enemy are untrue.
"Heoorts of the fall of two of the
Przemvsl forts are inventions.
"The Austrian eovernment alleges
that Russian troops have been using
fium-dum cartridges and in the course
of their protest they remarked that it
is not at present the intention of the
eommander-in-chief of the Austro
Hungarian army to adopt reprisals."
London. Sept. 29.—' A casualty list
received from British headauarters at
the front, covering losses up to Sept.
24. contains the names of one officer
who was killed, seven who died of
Wounds, nineteen who are wounded,
and ten who are missing. These miss
ing men had previously been reported
as wounded.
Additional War Notes on Page 6,
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Washington, Sept. 29.—Official denial
Of the sinking of a French warship by
Austrian forts at Cattaro was made
today by the French admiralty through
Ithe embassy here.
Minot, N. 3D., Sept 29.—Harold, the
11- year-old son" of E. B. McCutcheon.
the chief game warden for this district,
died at an early hour this morning. He
had undergone an operation and seem
ed to be recovering finely, when he
collapsed this mornnig and died soon
^afterwards. The funeral will occur
Thursday. The deceased was an ex
ceptionally bright and manly little fel
low and very popular
New York, Sept. 29.—Three collisions
of subway and surface cars sent eigh
teen people, over half of them women,
to hospitals today. Two of the injured
may die.
The traflc congestion that followed
the collision in the subway vw the
worst in the city's history.
Devils Lake, N. D., Sept. 29.—
Caught in the belting of his gasoline
engine, John Freich. aged 72 years, a
pioneer blacksmith of Grand Harbor,
received injuries last night whic£
caused his immediate death.v
NttWtWr Bahama Islaflfts. 29.—
The American steamer Foxton Hall
was burned oft' Watlings island, Sept.
23. The members of the cr©w, with
the exception of two men who are
missing, have arrived here. She was
one of the first vessels to take out
American register since thq outbreak
of the war. She wa» originally a
British steamer.

Are Germans Working on New
Plan in Attack on Antwerp?
Rotterdam, via London, Sept. 28.—Activity along the Bel
gian frontier indicates the Germans are
As a result of this movement the Dutch authorities along
the Scheldt river have increased their watchfulness for during
the siege of Antwerp, England might like to send reinforce
ments through Dutch Scheldt which would be a breach of
neutrality, while on the other hand, a German victory would
bring danger of an attempt by Germany to use the mouth of the
Scheldt as a base from which to attack the British naval forces
in the North Sea.
Communication with Antwerp is almost suspended.
The investigations Into the rumors
concerning the alleged criticism of the
board of trustees of the agricultural
college began today in the parlors of
the commercial club and nearly all of
the professors of the institution and
others were called before the commit
This investigation was ordered hy
the board of trustees of the college at
its last meeting and Members Kelly,
Jensen and Elliott were najped
as a
committee to look tato the rumors re­
Washington, Sept. 29. Develop
ments in the Mexican situation await
the outcome of a conference between
Carranza, and the Villa leaders. A
feeling of optimism prevails in admin
istration circles where the officials
hope the elimination of both Carranza
and Villa as presidential candidates
will heal the breach. At a cabinet
meeting the situation was discussed.
Plant in Northwest
for City of Fargo
Great Structure, Equipped With Every Convenience for
Prompt Service, and to House 250 Employes, Will
Be Erected in This City Next Year,
|%rgo has been chosen as
the home of
complete and modern service plant of the Ford Motor CO., tldt only ,.m
In the northwest, but In the United States.
The plant., which will be located on Broadway north and the
Great Northern railroad, will cover a site 150 feet on Broadway by
S00 feet deep and will be one of the finest buildings OX the many
plants of the company. The building will be three stories in height
of reinforced steel concrete, finished in granite, ornamental terra
Cotta and glazed tile, and will be the show place of the northwest,
Being located directly on the main line of the Great Northern rail
way, thousands of tourists will be impressed by a sight that will
ie a pleasant reminder of the importance, growth and prosperity
of Fargo.
The plant will be completely equipped with every known mod
•rn appliance to facilitate the prompt execution of the work ex
pected of it* -A- garage and service department will be maintained
tvhere a Ford owner can receive immediate attention, where rnlnor
adjustments, washing and polishing will be done while you wqjt.
Further, a repair department will be maintained whereby a
Ford owner may bring his car in at 8 a. m., have the same com
pletely overhauled including motor, gears, body, top and upholster
ing if necessary, and leave for heme the same evening with a com
ftletely overhauled car, including washing and polishing. Such serv
ice is only possible by having a plant especially built and equipped
for the purpose, where every part of the car is kept in stock la
Quantities, and where skilled mechanics only are employed.
The service department of the Fargo plant will be in a position
to render the Ford owner every service required from the changing
,Of a spark plug to the complete overhauling of his car, body and top,
including painting, upholstering a^d vulcanizing of tires. The cost
of this service and all work done will be most reasonable in har
mony with the initial cost of the car and tha low cost of mainte
The plant will employ about 250 employes and, taking into consid
.^ration that they all participate in the profit sharing with a mlni
Jmum wage of $5 per day and that they practically all will reside in
Fargo, this in itself will be a most worthy benefit to the city and Its
v*, V, Work on the plant will be started shortly and every efTort made
to have same ready to handle next year's business, and with 300,000
jTord cars to be built and sold between Aug, 1, 1941. and Aug. 1,
and the refunding of from $40 to $60 to each buyer of a Ford
4*ar during the above period, the Fargo branch will be prepared to
Jiandle their allotment, which will be about 10,000 cars. In harmony
With all other Ford plants, only the best material and workmanship
obtainable will enter into its construction and w'hen completed w'U
offer to Ford owners the same service rendered by other Ford plants
throughout the country, which is unequaled by any other in the in
„, pastry.
Fargo is most fortunate in having been chosen for the location
'Of this new Ford service plant, which without a doubt will be the
inducing other large enterprises to locate In this city,
Antwerp within a few days. Over 25,000 men from the German
naval reserve have been brought from the North Sea to the
towns of Kiel, Hamburg and Brussels, being held in readiness
to serve on an improvised German fleet should Antwerp and
Ostend be taken.
garding thfc matter and make a report
These members of the committee
arrived in the city last evening and
began the work this morning which
was continued over this afternoon.
The meeting was held behind closed
doors and it was impossible ot learn
when the work of the committee
would be completed.
A number of the heads of depart*
ments and professors of the college
were called by the board and the heads
of the newspapers of the city were
also asked to srppear this afternoon.
New York, Sept
what will be the most
for a siege of
(7^? "9^'
W. Wadsworth, jr., or William Galder
is the republican nominee for the U. S.
senate from New York and whetner
former Governor Sulzer or Frederick
Davenport Is the progressive guberna
torial nominee, probably will be un
known until all the upstate vote cast
in yesterday's primaries have been
compiled. Calder has a lead, but
Wadsworth is gaining. Davenport la
leading Sulzer by 1,000.
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Dead and
Between the Lines
French Claim That They Have Turned Scales Slightly
Their Favor—Thi3 Is Stoutly Denied at Berlin
—Zeppelins Are Covering Wide Territory,
The terrific battle, now in the eighteenth day, in the Aisne
district to the north of Paris, continues to rage, but its vio
lence is generally held to portend a decisive result in the
near future. Furious hand to hand fighting is progressing
and the losses on both sides are enormous. Several times the
Germans hurled their masses against the French left wing,
but in every case they were repulsed, the French official
Statement asserts.
In Berlin it is asserted there has been no change in tha
situation, the allies' claim that the scales had turned slightly
in their favor being stoutly denied.
Even official reports contain a gruesome picture of thou
sands of dead and wounded lying in the fire swept zone be
tween the armies, every fresh assault adding to the ghastly
Galioia has been almost cleared of Austrians, according to
an announcement at Petrograd. The Russians, crossing the
Carpathian mountains, have entered Hungary, driving1 back
Austrian reinforcements sent against them. The invaders
swept across the mountains into the Unghvar district, which
is about 180 miles northeast of Budapest, the Hungarian
Germans, estimated to number 150,000, are reported to
be preparing for a siege of the Belgian fortress of Antwerp.
Austrian siege guns have been brought up to take the
places of the large German guns which are now being used
in fighting the French in the Aisne district. A Belgian offi-
cial communication asserts the German heavy artillery fire
directed at two forts ten miles from Antwerp ceased when
the forth replied to the bombardment.
The activity of the Zeppelin dirigibles stretches over a
wide area- Six bombs were hurled today at two Belgian
towns, in one of which a convent was damaged. Another
German airship created a panic at the town of Bialystok.
The Japanese are drawing a military cordon around the
German territory at Kiao Chow, in the Chinese province of
Shan Tung. An official Japanese statement announces the
Japanese are driving the Germans toward Tsing Tau, and that
the Japanese fleet, aided by the army, bombarded litis fort.
London, Sept. 29.—Reviewing the situation of battle in
northern France, the Paris correspondent of The Times says:
"The French left continues to make progress. The Germans
have attained no appreciable advantage from their success on
'Jfce heights of Meuse..
"Nothing decisive has yet occurred, bnt the scanty news
avail jfble is certainly to the advantage of the allies. On no
point along the gigantic line has the Anglo-French wall been
Paris, Sept- 29.—"On our left wing along the river Som
me," says the French statement issued this afternoon, "the
Germans attempted numerous attacks which the allies n
"To the north of the Aisne there is no changes on the cen
ter or on the Champagne. To the east of Argonne the enemy
has restricted his activity to a heavy cannonade. Between the
Argonne and Meuse there has been slight progress by our
troops, who are confronted by strongly organized positions.
On the heights of the Meuse in Woevre district and on dir
right wing in Lorraine, there has been no notable change."
London, Sept. 29.—Burgomaster Max of Brussels, who was
arrested yesterday on the order of the German military
governor on a charge that he ordered the banks to refuse to
pay an installment of the indemnity which was due, has been
released, according to an Ostend despatch. The release fol
lowed the payment of $6,000,000. The release gives the pic
turesque mayor a chance to serve as intermediary between
his people and the Germans, a position he has filled with ex
traordinary originality.
London, Sept. 29.—An Antwerp despatch to The Evening
limes says the shelling of Malines, Belgium, by the Germans,
Continued throughout the night. The streets are littered with
th# wreckage of burned buildings. The residents left the
London, Sept. 29.—A Central News despatch
dam says further forays have been made by Zeppelin dirigible
balloons. Four bombs were dropped on Deynze, nine miles
southwest of Ghent, two were thrown on Thielt, fifteen miles
southeast of Bruges. At Deynze the convent of St- Vincent
is badly damaged.
Contraband Articles as
Defined by Unde Sam
Washington, Sept. 29. The first
Official notification of what articles the
United States government regards as
Contraband of war and what as con
ditional contraband was given last
flight by Director Delancy of the
bureau of war risk insurance, in an
anonuncement of the risks his bureau
Is prepared to carry.
The contraband list, which will not
1e insured, includes articles that fol
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"(1)—Arms of all kinds, Including
arms for sporting purposes, and thsir
distinctive component parts.
"(2)—Projectiles, charges and
tridges of all kinds, and their
tinctive component parts.
"3)—Powder and explosives espec
ially prepared for use in war.
mountings, limber
limbers, military wagons, field fori
Continued on .Page Fonrt

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