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a I'Cr Tfie Weather v. PARTLY CLOUDY Reports Coming in From All Sec tions of Slope Indicate Worst Tie-Up in Years. ALL CREEKS OUT OF THEIR BANKS Northern Pacific Trains Detoured Over Great Northern Mandan Is Endangered. In every part of the, Slope country the Hoods have wrecked bridges and in many localities entirely put a stop to railroad travel. West of this point on the main line of the Northern Pa cific, the Knife river has cut through the banks and tied up traffic. The Heart river is out of its banks and the Curlew, Sims and Sweet Briar creeks are higher than they have been in many years except at the time of the cloudbursts of two years ago. Bridges Washed Away. 'Hundreds of men are at work re pairing I he damage to the tracks. Many places the embankments have 'become so weakened that train serv ice lias been discontinued. At He broil l."i() yards of the track were washed away by the Knife river. At Almont and Curlew sections of track |lave been washed away. Near Sweet Briar the track has become so soft lhat service has been cut out entire ly. Mott Branch. Trains have been caught beyond llie washed out area near Flasher and are si ill there, unable to get to Ihe yards al iMandu.ii. No. 2 and No. 4 of ihe main line trains have been detoured by I lie Croat iNorlhern. No. 'A passed through here to Mandan and was held there until orders were received lo turn and run back to Jamestown, Fargo and east. The Stanton Branch. The inciting, jwows.. great havoc 6n the Stanton branch and there probably will be no more trains on that line for the next five or six days, or until the floods have so receded that the repair work can be done to the tracks. Spring creek and 'Knife creek have both claimed toll of bridges. Mandan Endangered. The lower part of Mandan Is in danger of floods and reports from the Syndicate state that water is rising and covering certain of the riv erside streets. ,Gorges Still Hold. The gorges of the Missouri still hold and it is likely when the addi tional waters of last Tuesday and last night's storms are added to the river, the low lands will be inundat ed. The river during the last 24 hours had fallen slightly at Wash burn, but huge gorges of ice above that place, Sanish and Williston are backing the waters up to an unpre cedented extent and when they go out this section of the Missouri will un doubtedly be given such a flood as only the oldest old-timers in this section remember. Stanton Reports. Tuesday evening, messages from Stanton stated that the Knife had risen ten feet and was still rising. The recent snows having melted, have so swelled the creeks and other streams draining into the Knife that nearly every bridge is expected to go out. Streets Filled With Slush. The past few days have been the worst known in Bismarck for many years. The snows which fell last Tuesday and Friday Have turned to pulpy mud and slush and make the work of getting about town extremely difficult. MICHIGAN HAS SERIOUS FLOOD. Detroit, Mich., March 28.—Reassur ing reports that cities and towns in 1he flood region of Lower Michigan were no longer seriously threatened by high waters, continued to reach Detroit late today. These reports, however, increased the toll of damage. Telegraph, telephone and railroad companies sustained heavy losses. Bridges in the Saginaw-Bay and City Flint districts were swept away. Saginaw and Flint 'fere the only important cities which reported ris ing rivers. The former cities' low lying quarters were fftmdateri. Flint's principal bridge over the river in the heart of the city was said to be in danger, as the result of an ice jam. Alpena was almost isolated. UNION MACHINISTS CALL STRIKE IN MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis, March 28.—More than 1.r0 union machinists employed by the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery company went on strike today. The men declared that 60 machinists were laid off yesterday because they belong ed to the union, while company offi rials say the men were laid off on ac count of a" shortage of raw materials. r. Street Car Strife Called in Toledo, O. Recently Organized Union Wants More Pay for Conductors and Motormen. Toledo, 0., March 28.—A street car strike, which is expected, will affect 800 motormen and conductors of the Toledo Railway and Light company, was declared this afternoon. At three o'clock cars were being taken to the barns. The street car men recently organized a union. IN Swollen Stream Claims Life of Boy Mother Escapes Rag ing Torrent. BRADDOCK MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES Center, March 28.—Philip Vv ill, age 3.4, and his mother, Ethel Will, while driving home witu a load of hay near this place, drove on to what they be lieved the ford of Square Butte creek and when Ihe load was overturned, fell into the creek, the boy drowning and Mrs. Avill escaping only after con siderable dillicully. According to late reports from Cen ter, the body has not been recover ed and on account of the swollen stream and turbulence of the water it doubted that the remains will be found before the stream has gone down late in the spring. Drown Near Braddock. Will Investigate the Cracking of 12-Inch Guns on Battle ships. Washington, March 28.—A naval board of "inquiry was appointed today to investigate the cracking of jack ets and tube trouble on two 12-inch guns on the battleships, Louisiana and 'Michigan, during target practice at Guantanamo. When the vessels return to their home yards next month, the defective guns will be re placed. They had been relined re cently and it is said they can be easi ly repaired. Act Aimed at Canada Emigration Bill Seeks to Prevent Dumping of Unemployed Into Large Cities. Washington, March 28.—Any re striction imposed by a foreign coun try on emigration from the United States would automatically operate as a reciprocal restriction upon emi gration from that country into the United States under a provision writ ten into the Burnett immigration bill today by the house. The amendment was submitted by Representative Humphreys, who cited specifically a Canadian order in council, barring unskilled and skilled laborers from entering Canada through British Co lumbia. The house failed fo complete de bate on the bill as leaders had ex pected and discussion will be con tinued Thursday. Calendar Wednes day will prevent consideration of it tomorrow, but the house a creed to meet earlier than usual on Thursday and a vote will be taken on that day. In advocating his amendments, representative Humphreys declared 63 per cent of the applicants for char ity in Seattle last winter were for eigners, and that the United States "ought not to permit British Columbia to make this countrv a ground 'for her laborers.'' damping S,, "3.* K-rr 'f: Launch Heavy Artillery Attack, But French Fire Forces Teutons Back. NO REST IN TRENCHES OF ARGONNE Russians Make Vigorous Offens ive on East Front With out Gain. London, March .28.—Another deter mined effort by the Germans to break through the French lines northwest of Verdun has resulted in failure and losses to the Germans. After (Jays of intense artillery preparation for another effort to lessen the miles in tervening between them and Paris, the Germans launched a great artil lery attack on the Betlianconrt sec tor. In successive waves the Ger mans were thrown into the fray, but all attempts of the Germans were put down by the certain fire of the French infantry. There is still an intermit tent bombardment going on northeast of Verdun and in the Woevre dis trict the French have been shelling German positions. In the Argonne they are giving the German lines no rest, while in the Vosges the artil lery action has been marked on both sides. On British Front. Oil the Urilish front, in the St. Eloi sector, the Germans opened a heavy artillery (ire on the Urilish forces, holding the ground gained by them Monday. The British artillery replied effectively and. according- to the'British official statement, the posi tions are still in the hands of the British. In Ihe Postavy region of the llus sian front, Berlin reports that the onslaught of the Russians against the German lines have been with stood and that the attacking forces have suffered heavy losses. Fred Lout and a Mr. Qunizer, while driving in a buggy southwest' of this Monday eveJng.^nd tn omim uinurh uicro nveri i]mad i.n- says that the Russians have at to cross a slough, were overturned in to the "stream and were drowned. The body of Lout has not been recovered at a late hour Tuesday. No report as to the recovery of Qunizers body was given out. Both Married Men. Fred Laut is married and leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. Qunizer also is survived by a wife, but no children. tacked in their new offensive with 60 divisions over a front of 120 kilome ters and that Iheir losses have been not less than 80.000 men. A German aero squadron has drop ped bombs on the harbor at Saloniki. A German torpedo boat destroyer was rammed by the Cleopatra in the re cent engagements off the German coast. There were no German sur vivors. The American government through its ambassador at Berlin has asked the German government if its subma rines were responsible for the damage of the cross channel steamer, Sussex, and British steamer, Englishman. (Continued on Page Two) American troops in Here are the forces that are working in unison ,Ai' .:• •.-v:t ••••. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, NO. 76 (NEWS OF THE WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) VXVB CENT® t: State Department I? Confronted With Difficult Situation Over Sussed Attack. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE IS ONLY PR&OF AT HAND President Wilson Probably Will Place Naval Issues Before Congress. Washington, March 28.—Secretary Lansing, with the approval of Presi dent Wilson, has instructed Ambassa dor Gerard to inquire of Germany whether any of itsj submarines tor-: pedoed the British steamer, Sussex, on which 25 Americans were travel ing, or the British horse ship, English man, which werit down with the loss of one American life. As the situa tion now stands, the United States has no conclusive proof that a sub marine attacked the ships, but the evi dence indicates Hint they were tor pedoed without warning. On the re sponse of the Berlin foreign office to Mr. Gerard's inquiry may depend the next step of the American govern ment. At this time, ir is made clear no action has been taken which in any sense might be construed as a demand or a protest. Make Inquiry. President Wilson laid all the state department reports on the subject be fore his cabinet today. It was after the mooting that Secretary Lansing allowed it to become known that it had been determined to make an in quiry of the German government. Lat er it was learned that instructions had already been forwarded to Ambassa dor Gerard. They probably were in his possession this afternoon. Situation Complicated. The general situation Avas further complicated tonight with the receipt of a dispatch from Consul Frost at Queenstown, annoifoing that the Brit ish ,Kt,ca#filv,*^B had been'tbrpe'tloea Avltlioiit' warning. Two negroes, American citizens, who were aboard, were rescued. 'Further information Avliien the consul said he Avas forwarding, Avill be awaited be fore the department undertakes to consider this case. While official expression of opinion was withheld, it was intimated that should such a development occur, the position of the United States would not be defined until it was known that the men violated the principles of the international law. and the solemn as surances given by Germany. No Line of Action. Until now the administration has not decided just what action will be taken if Germany flatly denies that Continued on Page Three) GENERALS AND" TROOPS WORKING FOR VILLA'S DESTRUCTION Mexico General to f- TO Obregon General Funston. who recently lost an arm in battle, is Carranza's secretary of war. He is co-operating with General Funston, in charge of the American border forces. The American troops shown in the picture are receiving substantial help from Carranza's scouts, who are acting as guides in the difficult Mexican country. ®rilmiw. Col. House Confers With Pres. Wilson The Silent Man of the Adminis tration Returns From Personal Investigation Tour. Washington, March 2i.—Col. E. M. House, who recently returned from Europe, where he investigated the submarine and other questions for President Wilson, arrived at the \vnite House late today, it is under stood he came to give the president, in the present emergency, the benefit of his personal knowledge of oendi tions abroad. Fi Testify That Ada Cox Was Their Mistress Before She Met Defendant. PROCEEDING AGAINST HIM UNDER THE MANN ACT Chicago, March 28.—Ada .V. Cox, complaining witness in the Mann Act case against William Rul'us Edwards, wealthy, lumberman of St. Paul, was under severe attack today as to her character up to and including the time she met Edwards in June, lit 10. Miss Cox in her testimony yester day declared Edwards was her lirst lover. Today men who said they had known her at' Rockl'ord, 111., Boston, Now York, 'Rochester, Madison, Mil waukee. and Indianapolis, were called upon lo refute this testimony. Show Up Record. Chief among them were Wi'.lard S. Mears and Wulard G. Garniichael, of P/Iilwaukee. Mears told of living with tided that she had accompanied hliii as his wife to ho.tols in various cities. The defendant himself took the stand and denied many important statements made by Miss Cox. In ef fect, he denied that he practiced any seduction. Edwards stated that he deliberately sought the acquaintance of Miss Cox to get business secrets of her employ er. Her employer was W. E. Mogg of Chicago. Mogg, Edwards said, took Miss Cox, and he look a Miss Hallway to the theatre and to supper when they first became acquainted. After Business Secret. Two days late, chatting in Mogg's office Avith hunt down and punish the bandit Villa. General Obregon, Miss Cox, Edwards said that Miss Cox mentioned that a Miss (Continued from page 2.) GENERAL PERSIC USING TO Sail Antonio, .March 28.—Confirmation that already lias been using a portion of the for transportation of troops was secured by day from what, was said to Diplomatic and Domestic Aspects of the Mexican Affair Upper* most. WASHINGTON PRESSES FOR IMMEDIATE AGREEMENT #asfiington, March 28.—Diplomatic and domestic aspects of the Mexican problem overshadoAved the military situation here tonight. General Funs ton reported no changes in the situa tion on the border or in Mexico. Con gress rushed through an emergency appropriation of $8,611,502 to pay for the pursuit of the bandits, and the state department prepared to press General Carranza for permission to use Mexican railways to solve the troop supply problem. Border Rumors. Border rumors contained in press reports that failure to obtain use of the railroads might seriously hamper the pursuit of Villa were not reflected at either the state or war depart ments. Senator Gallinger, republican lead er in the senate, presented to Secre tary Baker a telegram from Senator Fall of El Paso, dealing with the rail way and border questions. He de clared shipments of gasoline intended for the American forces in Mexico were being held up by Carranza offi cials. Dispatches Meagre. "The department's dispatches of last night and tonight while meagre, and dealing with technical matters, indicate continued and growing good will toward our expedition in Mexico," the secretary said later in a state ment. "Its object appears to be thor oughly understood by the people ol Mexico. We have no dispatches indi cating any cause for apprehension." The communication to General Car ranza will be made through Special Representative Rogers, at Aqueratero, to whom instructions went forward tonight. ~iate department officials said that it seemed necessary to im press upon the de facto government the need for special consideration of the request to use the lines south from the border without' awaiting the perfecting of the protocol under ne gotiation. Need Railroads. While there was no question but. lhat the expedition after Villa would press on, it was stated that while a sufficient amount of supplies could be supplied to the troops by motor truck trains, general use of the lines would greatly simplify matters. News dispatches from the border tonight indicating that the American troops already were using the rafl road lines in some sections were read with surprise at the war department, officials declaring there had been no official advices to that effect. It was thought that if the American com manders had used the lines in some cases on their own initiative, it was done with the permission of local Car ranza officials. Press for Understanding. There are indications that the check in the protocol negotiations re sulting from General Carranza's coun ter proposal, may extend that discus sion a week or more. It was indicated that General Car ranza's proposals showed no desire to exclude the expedition from the use of Mexican railroads. On the contrary, the protocol would establish a defi nite agreement for just that purpose. As this may take some time to reach its final form, Washington officials (Continued on Page Two) •.. -'si A Two Cars Overturn and Ten Troopers of Tenth Cavalry Are Seriously Injured No Official Permission Given by the De Facto Government. WHEREABOUTS OF PUNITIVE EXPEDITION IS UNKNOWN be an unofficial mation included a report of the overturning of injuring of ten troopers of the lOtli cavalry and Three of the men were reported seriously injured. The accident occurred while the ears were being a temporary track that had been built around the nel, south of Casas (iramies. One of the rails gave ears rolled down an embankment. TRYING TO GET USE OF TO E It Avas 4* t* -^f# «, 'Jtl* *V*f jv-Vr1'' vV^f Vwtf"' *foi$ 4+*+ 'K'V^r *•/».':• f. Last Edition I f-"p J, '4, iTs-i General Pershing Northwestern Railroad General Funston to source. This infor two cars and the" several horses. taken over Curribre tun way and the not believed at headquarters that General Pershing's use of the railroad prior to receipt of permis sion rrom the €arranza government would endanger the negotiations now being conducted by the state depart* ment, because it was assumed he had gained permission of those in charge of operations in that section of the line. Advices from Washington that the state department had prepared:.* memorandum urging Carranza to de cide the question of using the rail road without waiting the ratification of the protocol revived the hope that perhaps by Thursday the stores held at iEl Paso may be forwarded to some field depot more accessible to the troops now operating 300 miles from the boundary .line. -.Exactly, whexp Col! iDodd's cavalry ia^nQW or Into how many detachments it has been divided, was unknown at General Funston's headquarters today. Whereabouts Unknown. The exact whereabouts of General Pershing remained unknown, but this created no uneasiness for General .Pershing still has orders to work out his own problem. Full realization of the danger into which some of the detacfliments must be moving is ac knowledged. General Villa's ability as a director of ambuscade has arous ed frank expression of fear among army officers that he may attack some of the American troops in a mountain trap. Want More Trucks. •More auto trucks have been asked by General Funston, and when placed in service there will be something like 3(10 in service on the expedition. The shifting lines of the chase Villa is leading the pursuing Ameri cans has made more apparent the de sirability of getting permission to use the Juarez-Chihuahua line of the Na tional, as well as the (Xorthwestern railway, but General Funston has re frained from making any representa tions on the subject, preferring not to interject a possible embarrassing feature in the negotiations already, under way for the other line. It was pointd out that supplies routed through Chihuahua would be delivered to the advance troops now with less loss of time and that a line of communication established that could be guarded with fewer troops than one along the more cir cuitous mountain route of the North western. If this railroad is used, it is possible the troops from Casa Grandes to the advance positions of the cavalry will be moved along new route, and it will then the be neces sary to guard the new line of com (Continued on Page Two) Great Britain Snowbound* Worst Hurricane and Blisard III Recollection of the Present Ota* eration. London, March 28.—Great Britain, during the past hours, h^s experi enced the worst hurricane and Wi zard in the recollection of the present generation. Details of devastation and disaster are coming into London from various regions, but communication to too disorganized for a complete mary of the damage done by the ments. Rivers are at flood staffs and railroad trains have been held up fair hours in the drifted mow kowee have been unroofed and trees aad tel egraph poles blown down. 5* 4.-1-15 -A 5» North Dakota: Partly cloudy Wednesday Thursday fair decided change in temporal wo.