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II. s. :KSf The Weather SHOWERS ENDORSE CITY Farmers Plan to Make Bismarck Permanent Convention City ASK AORICULTURAL COLLEGE FOR MANDAN Want Branch School Established for the Missouri Slope Bismarck was endorsed, yesterday as a convention city by the state Grangers, in annual session at the Commercial club. Resolutions wore passed thanltins the Commercial club and other insti tutions of the city for the courtesics extended and the farmres decided unanimously to meet here again next year, and urged that this city be made the permanent place of meeting. T&king up the proposal to move the North Dakota Agricultural college from Fargo, the Grangers decided to ask, instead, for another college to be located at Mandan, near the Great. Plains Experimental station. The platform of the Non-partisan league was endorsed. Ray McKaig was unanimously elect ed state master. The other officers elected afe: Overseer, J. B. Hagelbergeer lec turer, Mrs. Schick, Lark steward. Mr. Williams, Dea. Lacs assistanf steward, .Mr! Umpleby, Golden Val ley chaplain, Rev. Reed, Stevenson: treasurer, J. WL Hussey, Dea Lacs secretary, O. O. Morrell, Surrey Court. Ladies—Ceres, Mrs. Taylor, Flasher Pomona, Mrs. Hungerford, Flasher Flora, Mrs. Williams, Des Lacs L.'tos&latjint Metfard, MPs! Lc&f, Carl ex. com., Bro. Whitcomb, Flash er. The delegates, numbering 11.2, were entertained yesterday by Warden Tal cott at the state prison. 'New officers were installed last night at the closing session. After the installation ceremonies the Gran gers took a vacation from their stren uous duties and celebrated with an old-fashioned square and round dance. "The state Grange is four years old," said the new state master yes terday. "Its initial membership was 1600 and it now has 8.000 members. It is a branch of the national Grange. 1.000.000 strong. It will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in November at Washington, D. C. "The state Grange has played a most important pari in national poli tics. It supported and is largely re sponsible for the department of agri culture. rural free delivery, rural credits and similar legislation." kkiuei roams Naco, Ariz., June 22. William Humphreys, a half-breed Mexican employed as a watchman at the Naco •water plant, was exonerated of crim inal blame late today by a coroner's jury for killing early today one United States soldier and wounding five oth ers, one seriously. Humphreys testi fied that he could not see the uni forms of the infantrymen and had be lieved them to be bandits. The soldiers were fired upon by the watchman as they approached the water plant at 2 o'clock in the morn ing, preparatory to changing the guards there. Before they could make known their identity the following casualties had resulted: Walter E. Powell, private, was shot through the chest and abdomen. He lived one hour. John G. Rogoya, private, shot through the neck, right shoulder, right arm and right thigh condition serious. R. N. Martin, first sergeant, flesh wound on back And shoulder not serious. Harry Pittson, sergeant, severely wounded in muscles of right shoulder. Victor Lundmark, corporal, wound ed in right elbow. William E. Stevenson, private, flesh wound over right hip. All of the soldiers were members of company F, Fourteenth U. S. infantry. SENATE WIDEiiS THE NAVAL BILL Washington, June 22.—The senate subcommittee, considering the naval bill, virtually decided to recommend that It be amended to conform to the five-year building program of the naval general board, which provides four authorizations this year for four battle cruisers and three dread a it§®! Baker Asks When Guard Will Be Ready Washington, June 22.—'Secretary Baker tonight telegraphed the state governors asking each how soon the National Guard organization in his state would fbe ready for mustering into the federal service. Mexicans Take Negro Troopers to Chihuahua City AMERICAN COMMANDER WAS AMONG KILLED Seventy-five in Detachment That Clashed With Carranza Fighters Chihuahua City, Mexico, June 22.— The seventeen American soldiers, negro troopers, of the Tenth cavalry, who were captured in the battle at Carrizal, were brought here today with Lem H. Spillsbury, a Mormon scout employed by General J. J. Pershing, and were interned. Spillsbury said that Captain Charles T. Boyd commanded the Americans, and, with Lieutenant Henry R. Adair, was among the killed. Captain Moore, who was with the American detachment, was wounded, tout escaped. In anno jijcing this aVlerno&ri a s^ofy of the battle, which he said Spillsbury had told him, General Jacinto Trevino, commander of the military district of the northwest, announced that any time and at any place the American troops move other than the border, he will comply to the letter with his su perior's orders and will attack them as General Felix Gomez did at Car rizal. Seventy-six in Detachment. General Trevino said that all diplo matic arrangements are outside his sphere. Spillsbury's story as announced by General Trevino was to the effect that 76 negroes comprising troop o| the Tenth cavalry, with Captains Boyd and Morree, Lieutenant Adair and himself, composed the American detachment that encountered the Mex icans. He said that he saw on the field the dead bodies of Boyd and Adair and at least, seven of the negroes. "After we had waited some time Lieutenant Colonel Rivas came out and warned Captain Boyd that he had better turn back. Captain Boyd then explained that he was in pursuit of some bandits, which he had heard had looted Santo Domingo,, and also was bound to capture a negro de serter, who he had heard was in. Villa Ahumada. Only Over Dead Bodies. "Iii reply to this Lieutenant Rivas notified the Americans that if he at tempted to advance he would have to •pass over the dead bodies of the Mex icans. He advised Boyd that he had better not argue the matter. "Rivas returned to the village to report to his superior officer, General Gomez, who sent out a note inviting the Americans to enter Carrizal for a conference. Captain Boyd declined this invitation. "On this ground, Gomefc went out in person and insistently urged the Americans to retire, pointing out that his orders from his superiors neces sitated his acting on them without fur ther parley. General Gomez repeated the words as he walked away. Boyd merely answered, 'All right.'" General Trevino's announcement then goes on to quote Spillsbury as saying that after General Gomez had retired to his troops, who were lined up outside the town, Boyd ordered his men to advance, whereupon Spills bury argued with him, saying the fight would follow. Spillsbury is quoted as saying, "Captain Boyd obstinately seemed to think that the Mexican general was only bluffing," and the firing quickly began. He is quoted further: Men Left Behind. "Captains Morree and Lieutenant (Continued from Page Two.) ARE YOU REGISTERED? You cannot vote at the primary, June 28, unless you are register ed. The assessor takes the names of the voters and registers them, but if you were missed, if you haven't signed your name and sworn to it, go to the auditor at once and do so. Absent voter's blanks may be obtained from the auditor. WEST DRIVE OF THE RUSSIANS IS Germans and Austrians in Volhy- nia are Vigorously on the Offensive CZAR'S MEN CAPTURE PORTIONS OF TRENCHES Germans Bombard Russian Posi tions North of Pripet Marshes London, June 22—The Germans and Austrians in Volhynia are vigorously on the offensive against the Russians and seemingly have stopped, for the time being, the Russian drive west ward. Along the Stokhod river, west of the Styr, in the region of Sokul, and still farther west around Mylsk, sanguinary engagements are in prog: ress. The Russian far office says the Germans and Austrians have been re pulsed, while Berlin declares that on both sides of the Turari river and southward from Sviniaukhi to Groc how, the Russians hav§ been driven farther back, and that northwest of Lutsk the Russian attempt to dispute German successes were without re sult. Russians Take More Trenches. On the Strippa, in Galicia, the Rus sians have taken portions of the trenches of the Teutonic allies near Gaivoronka, and farther south, in Bukowina, have driven their forces farther southward and captured- Ra dautz, about thirty miles below Czer nowitch, and taken more officers,, men and guns. North of the Pripet marshes to the ,region..Qt ana. hay e. opened, what apparently 'Itf.ri general offensive, heavily bombarding Russian positions. On both sides of the Meuse, in the region of Verdun, and east of the fortress in the Woevre at the foot of the Meuse hills, Germans are heavily bombarding the French. Particularly heavy are the attacks against hill 304 and Lemorr Homme, and northeast of the Thiaumont, and Vaux Wood, and Hapitre, and Fort Laufeet. In a coun ter attack the French have retaken from the Germans most of the trench es captured Wednesday night between Funin Wood and Henois, northeast of Verdun. Germans, near Givenchy, captured British trenches, but later were driven out, suffering heavy losses. DOCTORS LIBELED EOF FINED ONE GENT Chicago, June 22.—The American Medical association was found guilty of libelliog'the Chattanooga Medicine companjr, manufacturers of Wine of Cardui, by a jury tonight. Damages were fixed at one cent. The jury had been out six days- SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS AT Minneapolis. June 22.—Confinement at hard labor in Stillwater prison un til discharged by due process of law or competent authority was the sen tence imposed today on Joseph W. Bragdon, who on Saturday at the close of his third trial was found guilty of an assault upon Irene Potvin, a four teen-year-old girl. Stay of execution was granted pend ing argument on a motion for a new trial to be hear Sept. 11. Bragdon will remain at liberty un der the $35,000 bonds now in effect, provided the county attorney's office decides the form of the bond valid. Judge Fish had denied Bragdon the sentence from three months to one year in the county Jail. Unless pa roled or pardoned he must serve the full term of seven years, less the time allotted for good behavior, the maxi mum of which would be about two years. Bragdon showed strains of the sentence only once, when he heard the- word "prison."" PERMANENT ORGAIZATION EFFECTED BY CLUB The Driscoll Commercial club, re cently organized, met Wednesday night and perfected a permanent or ganization. The temporary officers were re-elected.. .. itiKai vaf & ''slit#' 1 1 COME TO BISMARCK'S BIQ FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION! THIRTY-SIXTH TEAR, NO. 160 (NEWS OF THK WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PAESS) 3" "FIRST CHIEF: 10 DEFIES US Ve-TrLU-siiiarLO G'evV rajr'ja TO SEE SERVICE AT ONCE. Washington, June 22.—Orders went from the war department tonight to General Beary at Chi cago, commanding the central de partment, and General Bell at San Francisco, commanding the west ern department, directing that as soon as 5,000 National Guardsmen have been mustered into the fed eral service in either department they shall be dispatched to the border. To give the troops a little addition al money which tliey may use to pur chase stationery, pencils and little Since his overthrow of Villa and Zapata, Carranza has been recognized as the official li^ad of the Mexican, government by the United States, but his power has long been reported tottering, and many see in his recent defiance of Washington an attempt to recoup his fortunes by an appeal to Mexico's underlying dislike of the "gringoes." Elaborate Preparations by Towns and Cities to Give Militia Rousing Departure Most of the towns and cities of No^h Dakota arc centering their at tention on giving the militia boys a rousing send-off when they leave for Bismarck to mobilize at Fort Lincoln in response to the call of President Wilson. -n OUR CARTOONET UP IN THE AIR gfityflTMM food delicacies not furnished by the commissary, funds have in many in stances bee raised. In several in stances one company has been giv.'.n over $1,000. R. D. Hoskinst, clerk of the supreme court, h^s suggested the raising of one for Co. A. He declares that he is ready to start it. No preparations have yet been made in Bismarck for giving its com pany a fitting send-off when it leaves for encampment, but several plans have been suggested and are being considered. The business men are backing the organization in splenfiid style and the boys appreciate the loy al support. Each day finds more win dows with the Stars and Stripes and pictures of the militiamen holding the place of honor. Recruiting continued yesterday. Capt. Welch sent a sergeant and an auto to Hazelton, Napoleon, McKen zie, Steele a«nd other towns to encour age enlistment. Seven men have been disqualified to date, for various physi cal deficiencies. Mandan has made arrangements to give the boys of Co. a rousing send off when they leave for Bismarck. The band will be out, whistles will blow and the people will gather at the depot. Co. is not yet recruited to the minimum strength of 58 men, but con siderable enthusiasm has been shown and many have signified their inten tion of enlisting as soon as they have made arrangements to leave. A fund of $600 has been raised to aid the boys A special Commercial club committee is in charge. Capt. Lewis, in charge of the com missary department of the First Regi ment, is here from Fargo, purchasing supplies. A citizens' banquet complimentary to the "boys" of Co. B, First Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, will be held in the 'Masonic temple, Faiigo, tomorrow evening, commencing at 8 o'clock. .Speakers will be Colonel M. A. Hil (Continued on Page Two) 1 'J* *1 ®ribmtc. x. Of FORTY Miner's Wife Slays Man in Strike Riot Virginia, Minn., June 22.—Armed with a repeating rifle, Mrs. Erick Ro seich, wife of a striking miner, stood on her porch early todjpr -ariii. fired, at random into a crowd of miue guard^1 who were engaged in a pitched.battle with strikers.. #ore'"thaji .fifty shot were exchanged, yo]^.^ddar: -Was, killed in the bat#* jFtrfey/ chicf of the Otiver tfilftfc 8JiWrtP ed Mrs. Roseich killed Adelar. She was II*. Several are Injured and Proper ty Losses are Reported Watertown, S. D., June 22—One person was killed and seven injured, some seriously, and two sets of farm buildings demolished by a small tor nado which struck southwest of Vien na at 6:30 p. m. today. The dead—James Hanson, son of Jens Hanson. Injured—Ole Clove, fractured leg Mrs. Jens Hanson, crushed, condition serious-. Mrs. Clove and three chil dren, none seriously injured. The path of the storm was about •100 yards wide and five miles in length. Both the Hanson and Clove homes were completely demolished. RACES ACROSS CONTINENT. SOLDIER AWAITS BRIDE-TO-BE Crookston, Minn., June 22.— Helen London of Seattle, Wash., is rushing across the continent to night in an effort to reach Crooks ton before the militia, of which her fiance, E. Don McKenzie, is a member, is sent to the Mexican border. McKenzie, who is on the staff of the Crookston Times, had planned to leave tonight for Seattle, where the wedding was to take place this week, and a wedding trip of four weeks had been planned. When the call for troops came, Mr. McKenzie wired his prospec tive bride. As a result, she and her mother are expected here to morrow night If the toys have not left then the wedding will take place. -y «f ,'t .« '•„., V" $4K A# •'S-^ Jf. De Facto Government To Be Given*% Chance to Explain Why They Fired. W Tenth Cavalry at Carrigal CARRANZA REPORTED TO BE YEILDING TO DIPLOMACY Washington, ,hm 22—One, fact leaktul out, lonight, at the close of a day ol many (level.o[mi(nts in the Mexican (irisis. Ap parently both tlue United Spates government, and the de facto authorities oil Mexico hoped to treat the clash at Carrizal yester day as an incident aggravating gravely strained relations,- but not likely to preciptLte general hostilities. So far as the Wash ington administration is concerned, no final decision can be reached until President. Wilson has received a report, from the American army officers. 'All information so far has come from Mexican source. Try to Get Word 'General Pershing is inaking every effort, to get word from the captain of the 10th eavjalry, believed to have been engage^: Carrizal. A dispatcih from Fnnsfcon said that persons' had heiird of the all'air only through, the course of the Held headquarters. Cav alry started! iimnediately to get in. touch with this detachment. ,^WMrW*- ••-v. .:---'f ,.»' V.. 'if' yfa fr*"*"! Last Edition Preparations for War. 1 |»fe **& riVl a a hopes 'against,, jvar a.rd., based _pn tfye re'poi-ts that~hftve'reach6(t'ti«ifr l^djrectly that, the Cfurrfttij&' nJent is UxcUaed, to way out,. ,r,"' "of One of the first actions, however, would be to demand the release of the Americans said to have been captured. Neither is it. probably there will too any immediate move as a result of the incidents Sunday at Mazatlan, where Mexican soldiers made an un provoked attack on American blue jackets, according to the official report to the navy department toiay from the commander of the guuboat An napolis. Explanation Probable. It is deemed probable that should General Pershing's report on the Car rizal fight show the Carranza forces to have been the aggressors there, an opportunity to explain the two incl dents would be given jthe de facto gov ernment before any drastic steps are ordered by President Wilson. ''t $ 'rf f! & ~j CENT! pf •:3m, mf Preparation- by the war department for possible war with the Mexican g-?' government terruption. At. tie. iswruk Uu&e came hints that General* darrunita'ljhjfft S'Tt' been almost persuadftd by 'European influences jnot .to per&ifet in a cgurtfi "tyft-'lll certain to bring on a conflict., sd 1 It is known that many |6Wcial*B a a a a a ful outcome, although they adipit 4,^t !her^j'ff5-«l each day sincdvth4 present., situation ,»* a I a The. iCSrrizal 4nclae^it^ Ayerah«dqw,s, now .,aU., father .develop jirr^ts,, |41fhougIi tli^yj.Qave only 'Hex-' nrepjprts torgq entitle officials do ......nftt.iiiugaljton -tlie "statement that many hjslf iA^er^an cavalrymen were killed, wxrtijridedi or captured. In view of the order's given American commanders in y- ifvy sunliteXico, however, t.hey refuse to credit the charge'that, the commander of the. ,'detslChmknt was the aggressor. Ajwait General Pershing's Report. .Whatever the facts may prove to be, hen General Pershing's report ar rives it is certain that no steps to ward reprisal will be taken until at least that report has been carefully studied. Both cases have been officially called to the attention of the United States by the Carranza's government's am bassador designate, Elislo Ajredondo. He presented to Secretary Lansing to day a mildly worded telegram from Mexico City relating substantially the tale of the Carrizal fighting given out by Mexican officials on the border last night. No details were sent, but an al leged admission of an interpreter withi I the captured Americans was quoted & to blame the American commander for the trouble. y1.: Is Carranza Yielding? Word that General Carranza was" S ro 4 "be. lieved to be yielding to the American ",l influence brought to bear on hi^n in ,, an effort to avoid war, reached the state department through channels. The Carranza jphhmf. which studied yesterday the-4e«rieaa note, refusing to entertabi afc jhiMfcgpv any request for withdraw! ican troops from Mexico* wwitoH to have found -in it basis-*for diplomatic interchanges. Thin ira»-'\ construed by some Mexico Cit^r diplo mats to mean that General settlement of the attoatiaa withaac carrying out his threat to attack G«* eral Pershing's men. His note ia m gard to the Carrizal incident la vkwd (Coattaued oa F«t« 1