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fir I Ay®. iiV TWO The Weather FAIR EAST ADD WEST FRONTS REPORT French and Russians in Vigorous Offensive Against the Teutons. MAUREPAS VILLAGE IS OCCUPIED Austro-Germans Forced to Give Up Entire Stripa Line. London, Aug. 12.—French and Rus sian forces have gained additional important successes over the armies of the Central powers in northern France and Galicia, respectively. A sustained attack over a front of three and three-quarters miles by the French against the German third line north of the Somme resulted in the capture of all trenches to a depth from a third to two-thirds of a mile. The line of the victorious French ad vance extends from Hardecourt to the Somme river at Buscourt. Occupy Village. The village of Maurepas, which has been the center of much of the se vere fighting was partly occupied by the French in the same assault. Ger man prisoners to the number of 1,000 and 30 machine guns were captured. On the eastern front, the Austro Germans have been forced to give up the entire :Strlpa line from Tarnopol to Buczacz, which they had held since last winter. The capture of the Stripa line by the Russians follqwed the taking of several towns in the re gion of,Tarnopol. *JG N 4 SUCCESSES FOR THE RUSSIANS The. ftiissian success cornea closely on their turning of the flankB of the Stripa region in the north by the cap ture of Brody, and in the south by the taking of Stanislau. The advance of General Letchitzky continues south of Stanislau. President Wilson Sends Letter Containing His Views to Dem ocratic Club. Denver, Aug. 12.—President Wilson outlined his position on equal suffrage for women in a letter "to the Jane Jef ferson Democratic club, a woman's or ganization, and made public tonight at an annual banquet. "One of the strongest forces behind equal suffrage sentiment of the coun try," says the president, "is the now demonstrated fact that in equal suf frage states women interest them selves in public questions, study them and divide, as men do, concerning them." deferring to advocates of state, and natioi^al action on suffrage, the letter continues: "Both great political parties of the nation have in their recent platforms favored the extension of suffrage to women through state action, and I do not see how their candidates can con sistently disregard these official de clarations. I shall endeavor to make the declaration of party in this mat ter effectual by every influence that I can properly and legitimately exer cise." Daws mil THEIR SEMIE UWIIY Chicago, Aug. 12.—In a statement issued today by the Western Demo cratic headquarters, Willard Sauls bury of Delaware, chairman of the committee which will direct the con test in the various senatorial elec tions in the different states, expressed the belief that the Democrats will not only retain their present majority in the senate but may gain at least four seats in the upper house of congress. This year 34 United States senators will be elected. The Democratic senatorial cam paign in the various states will be di rected from Chicago by a committee composed of Chairman Saulsbury, Senator Walsh of Montana, manager of the Western Democratic headquar ters, and Senator Wm. J. Stone of Missouri. tAhjVlR'^' W TrueX Crossing Continent-Studi East of Prison Ruts and mud on the iRed Trail some five miles east of the state pen itentiary yesterday1 got the best of the big truck that William Warwick is piloting across the continent to show the advantages of the National Parka highway. He had to unload the ton of con densed milk that he is carrying. And even then 24 hours, elapsed before he could get the truck again in mo tion. Mr. Warwick declares that there is no necessity for the condition of the road in Burleigh county. The basic material present is good. With a lit tle grading and dragging it would make, he said, at a nominal cost a road almost the 'equal of cedar blocks. 01 AT BORDER SAYS CAPT.inOH A Few Indisposed, Nothing Seri ous, Declares Officer of First Who Returns. MUSTERING NEW MEN TO BEGIN AT ONCE Reports of sickness at the camp of the First North Dakota regiment, Mercedes, have been exaggerated, de clares Capt. H. Sorenson, inspector of small arms of the state's soldiers, who returned yesterday from the bor der. Capt. Sorenson, in common with all other inspectors of small arms, has been mustered out because of the de sire to cut down tljie number of of ficers as far as possible. It is be lieved, however, that he will be ap pointed chief mustering^, officer for Officers From Border. Adjutant General Tharaldson has received word from the war depart ment that the mustering officers will be appointed from men who have been at the border. Seven men will be appointed, a captain, two commis sioned officers, two sergeants, two corporals and two privates. The men will be divided into two squads. Fort Lincoln has been designated the chief mustering point. Other places will be designated on recommendation of the adjutant general. As fast as they are mustered in and formed in squads, the "rookies" will be sent to the border. Between 500 and GOO men are needed to re cruit the regiment to fighting strength. Few Are Indisposed. No additional regiment will be formed until the ranks of the First are filled. "Reports of sickness have been greatly exaggerated," said Capt. Sor enson, last night. "A few are indis posed but there is nothing serious. The camp is on high ground and there is no danger of it being flooded by an overflow of the Rio Grande. Reports to that effect are false. "All were waitiing for pay day when I left, but the work of making out the payroll had commenced. The boys have not received any money since they were mustered in. Building For Hospital. "Officers of the First have made arrangements to,have a large brick building used as a camp hospital. This will insure all sick boys the best of treatment. "Major Bridgeman, formerly sta tioned here with the Fourteenth In fantry, is the chief medical officer at the base hospital, located at Llano Grande. No Food Shortage. "Mail is delivered twice a day. Each company gets 200 pounds of ice daily. The water Is good. There is no shortage of food. The militia and regular officers are co-operating in nice style. No trouble has been had with any of the men. "One of arranza's aides sent word to the Seventh New York Infantry that he would like to come across and see the American militia. The out posts sent back word that he would be welcome and that Cornelius Van derbilt was sending over his twin-sjx for him. Surprised at Showing. The Mexican reviewed the regi ment, hospital corps, ambulance and all. Afterwards he expressed himself as much surprised at the complete ness of the equipment and splendid discipline of the men. "'We Mexicans,' he said, 'have the idea that the militia is nothing but a disorganized mob. But I find that it is a highly efficient fighting body.'" MURRAY, STAR FULLBACK, WILL RETURN TO U. OF N. D. Grand Forks, N. D., Aug. 12.—'Foot ball prospects .at the University of North Dakota received a new impetus when word was received that Ray Murray, star backlfield man of the 1913 and 1914 teams, will return to school this fall. FOR $100,000 Baking Powder Firm Serve Pa pers on Him in Chica go. AFTERMATH OF LONG LITIGATION Trespass Is Grounds on Which Damage Plea Is Based. Fargo, N. D., Aug. 12.—President E. F.Ladd of North Dakota Agricul tural college was served with papers in a $100,000 damage action, launch ed by the Calumet Baking Powder company of Chicago, yesterday, while he was in Chicago. "Trespass" is the plea on which the big suit is started, and grows out of President Ladd's fight on the sale of Calumet products in North Dakota, which terminated recently in the fed eral court with a decision that gave the company power to sell in this state, but barred the use of certain tests to promote its sale. The Calumet company's suit against Ladd was started in federal court in Chicago. Ladd was passing through that city, when the papers were served on him. Ladd for a long time barred the sale of Calumet in the state because of the addition of albumen to the powder. It was contended this was added to make the so-called water glass test. The federal courts hold that the so-called water glass test shall not be used for the purpose of advertising Calumet products, in, that set •up' & "Fdrs'e'%andar3 as compared with other powders, when, as a matter of fact, the addi tion of albumen does not in any man ner improve the products. PLOT TO SEIZE CITY FRUSTRATED Revolutionists Who Attempte to Invade Chihuahua City Are Seized. Chihuahua City, Aug. 12.—'A revolu tionary plot to seize Chihuahua City has been frstrated, General Trevino announced today. General Trevino asserted that the movement has been known to govern ment officials for some time, but that arrests were not made until as many men implicated as possible could be identified. General Reys, for'mer outlaw, now holding a de facto command, who was approached, gave military author ities the first intimation of the plot. Investigation in the hope of identi fying others of the plotters is being continued, it was announced, and it was stated also that the prisoners now held will be tried by court mar tial and, if found guilty, will be exe cuted. FEELING OF APPREHENSION IS GREATLY RELIEVED Washington, Aug. 12.—Notice from Special Agent Rogers at Mexico City to the state department today that the recent Carranza decree prohibit ing foreign stockholders in Mexican corporations from claiming the pro tection of their home' government was not retroactive, served to relieve in a measure the feeling of apprehension created by earlier reports. Mr. Rogers reported that the de cree was intended to apply to corpor ations hereafter formed and appar ently it will not affect the existing big American and other foreign oil and mining companies. Thus, de partment officials see no urgent ne cessity for immediate protest. It is known that Carranza paved]*1 the way for the decree by negotiation with nearly all governments of South and Central America. Just what were the results has not developed, but it is known that for many years past public opinion in Latin-America had inclined strongly in favor of the old drgo doctrine, which denies the right of an aliien to appeal to his own gov ernment for the protection of his life or property interests against .the gov ernment or the country where his possessions are located. FINE PICKPOCKETS. Fargo, N. D., Aug. 12—Five of the six men arrested during the Hughes reception, suspected of being pick pockets, were fined |25 each tonight and dismissed. Harry Cliff is being held for Pittsburg officials. 5 iff mspy^m THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, NO. 194 (NEWS OF*THE WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) FIVE CENTS Republican Nominee Scores Wil son and Party in Speech at Butte. "HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OPPOSED TQ PROCESS'' Reiterates Statements Against Pork Barrel and Rivers and Harbors Bill. Butte, Mont., Aug.'12.—Charles E. Hughes, addressing an audience in the ball park here today, renewed his declarations of conviction and contin ued his attacks on the administration for its foreign and Mexican policies, its appointments and its tariff views. "The Democratic party," the nomi nee said, "always has been a party of opposition to progress. There has not been a great national movement in response to a national demand that has not had to run over the prostrate form of the Democratic party." Again Scores Administration. The nominee scored the administra tion for what he called failure to carry out its party platform, notably the planks in the 1912 platform declaring for the maintenance of American rights abroad. "This administration in the first in stance organized it state department," Mr. Hughes said, "so as to reduce its potency 25 per cent in jhe eyes of the world." The nomtaee:reit(/«$&crhis declara tion that he was against the "pork barrel" ethics of graft and character ized the last rivers and harbors bill as a spectacle of "shocking waste." 'lAnd it will continue," he said, "un til some American executive is will ing to take his political life in his hand and come before the American people and say: 'Here stand for business-like methods of government, come what will.' "Until that time comes we still will have to get along in a haphazard way. For the nineteenth century that might have done, but it won't do for the twentieth." Leaves For Spokane. Mr. Hughes left here at 7:45 p. m. for Spokane, where he will spend to morrow, resting. Reviewing the first week of his campaign, the nominee issued a statement saying he was much gratified by the receptions giv en him and that he expected much support in the northwest. The hoarse ness which bothered him for a day or two left him and he said he felt better at the present time than at any time since his nomination. Before leaving Butte, Mr. Hughes went 3,000 feet underground to one of the big copper mines here, where he spent an hour inspecting the work ings of the mine. O E CONFERENCE COMES TO AN END Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 12.— A three-day conference of the Nation al Woman's party was concluded here today and leaders tonigh|t were de parting for various points in twelve suffrage states to carry out campaign plans outlined at the final session. Act ive opposition to the Democratic ad ministration for failure to pass the national suffrage amendment was the chief task assigned to the workers. National officers instructed the organ izers and speakers that the election policy of the party was essentially one of opposition to Democratic can didates. Late today the veteran equal suffrage campaigners were "breaking in young inexperienced workers at ifteet meetings. Under Mrs. Thomp son, of North Carolina, a number of women made their debut as public speakers. For the most part the ad dresses were delivered fluently and with considerable oratorical effect. CITIZENS PROTEST SPEED VIOLATIONS A petitiion has been presented to the village council of Hazen protest ing against the speed violations, which are becoming of daily occur rence. The petition alleges that au tomobile owners and drivers, partic ularly, are in the main the offenders and that the terrific speed attained by sofee has become a serious men ace to "the life and limb of pedestri ans, and especially to the children that are constantly on the streets' of the village.—Hazen Star, 'J J- COISES! ALL GIMSIN EREDT ®ribmt?. ARBITRATION 1Y STILL III SETTLEMENT OF THREATENED R. II. STRIKE OUR CARTOONET —0 EVEN THE BEST Of US MUST SUFFER That Men in Mobilization Camps Became Restive Is Reason for Move. 'WaS:nWn l^^—ATl-'tffrSiE^ tional guard units included in the president's call of June 18 not yet on the Mexican border were ordered to the border today by the war depart ment. Between 20,000 and 25,000 addition al troops will thus be added :to the border forces. National guard forces there will number approximately 125, 000 and the total of all troops on the border or in Mexico will be 175,000. Secretary Baker made a formal an nouncement that the troop movement had nothing whatever to do with the Mexican situation as such, and was solely to relieve thousands of troops now held in mobilization camps only because they lack a few recruits to bring units up to fixed minimum strength. Today's orders send the troops from Kentucky, Ohio and Vermont to the border as soon as transportation can be arranged for them and the govern ment will move all the others as soon as they are properly equipped. War department officials decided on their action because the troops are restive in camps and there seems to be no stimulus to recruiting while there is no prospect of movement to the border. They now expect most of the regiments will be filled before the troops leave. N. M. OLDS DISPOSES OF TELEPHONE EXCHANGE 'A deal was consumated this week whereby the North Dakota Independ ent Telephone Co. of Bismarck pur chased from N. M. Olds of Hazen the franchise and equipment of the local telephone exchange, together with the building and lot occupied by the cent ral office. The transfer involved a consider able amount as the local system has grown rapidly since its installation a couple of years ago and constant im provements have been made by Mr. Olds, which were in keeping with the rapid growth of the village. The new management will put a crew of men at work making alterations, extensions and improvements and it is expected that the line will keep pace with the growth and demands of the village.— Hazen Star. (Continued on Page Two) Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 12.—Twenty five persons were killed and 3 injur ed in a head-on collision between the crowded trolley cars on the line of the Southern Cambria Traction com pany, between Echo and Brookville, seven miles from here, today. Four teen persons were killed instantly, while 11 others died after being re moved from the wreckage. Several more are in .a critical condition and probably will die. The cause of the accident has not EAT OF NO AVAIL Railroad Magnates and Employes Fail to Reach Agreement at Session Yesterday. BROTHERHOOD WOULD WELCOME PRESIDENT Wilson Discusses Situation Over Long Distance 'Phone and May Still Be Called Upon. New York, Aug. 12.—Notwithstand ing the failure of mediation to bring together the representatives of the railroads of the country and their 400,000 employes on the demands for an eight-hour day and time and a half for overtime, the threatened strike that would tie up 225 railroad systems and throw 1,800,000 railroad workers out of employment, may be averted by arbitration. An agree ment to this effect may be entered (into tomorrow, it was predicted here tonight. At the end of a day of confusing situations and contradictory reportB, the leaders of the four railroad bro therhoodfr. and .the ^xempere ofj&e united States Bmra cft^'dlaCtonana Conciliation, which is striving to ef fect a peaceful settlement at the spe cial request of President Wilson, viewed the situation optimistically. It has been virtually conceded that arbitration under the present provi sions of the Newlands act would not be satisfactory to the men, but an expansion of the board provided for may be accepted by them with the proviso that only their present demands are to be arbitrated. The railroads have maintained that in the event of arbitration not only the de mands of their employes, but the roads' "contingent proposition," which is based on the eight-hour day, but eliminates the double compensa tion features, should be arbitrated. Ready to Withdraw. Several times during the day's ne gotiations between the mediators and the trainmen it seemed as if the men were on the point of withdrawing from further parley. When the situ ation reached a point where it was re ported President Wilson had inter vened, A. G. Garretson, president of the Order of Railway Conductors au thorized a statement which clearly indicated the brotherhood .would not oppose such an action. Will Welcome the President. "An invitation from the president of the United States," said Mr. Gar retson, "is tantamount to a command. If he summons us to Washington, we will go. But it must be understood that the president has no more power in this matter than the mediators." President May Still Be Called. Washington, Aug. 12.—(Personal con ferences will be sought by President Wilson with representatives of the railroads and their employers, if all other efforts fail to avert the threaten ed- strike of the four great railroad union brotherhoods. He is seriously considering making a trip to New York for the purpose. Discusses Situation Over 'Phone. The president talked over the long distance telephone today with mem bers of the federal board of mediation and conciliation in New York and told them if they were unable to bring about an agreement and a break Twenty-Five Persons Killed Sixty- Three Hurt In Head-on Collision been determined. Coroner Fitzgerald at once started an investigation. As soon as word of the wreck was received here a score of physicians and nurses were rushed in automo biles to the scene, followed by motor trucks, hastily fitted up as ambu lances, and several pieces of fire ap paratus. Because of the lack of doc tors many were compelled to wait two hours' for treatment The vic tims were loaded into automobiles and street cars and taken to. South Fort and Johnstown. .' '/f .' 1 1 rw .. Last Edition ORDERLY S FRENCH CRUISER BEARER OF NEWS Captain of Boat, However, R* fuses to Substantiate Any Statements. Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 12.—The Gm* man submarine merchantman. Deutschland, was sunk by a British patrol boat on the morning of Atigitet 8, acording to a statement made bare by an orderly of Captain Lique, com manding the French armored cruiser. Admiral Aubue, which put into port today. Captain Lique tonight refused to confirm or deny the report. According to the orderly, the radio dispatch told how the submarine was sighted while running on the surface at night and was sent to the bottom just p.r ,?he attempted to submerge at daybreak. First Allied Craft. The Admiral Aube, an .iiqpMl%e looking four-funn?led craft, Jrt#med into Pensacola harbor tod«$' ane dropped anchor. She is the flrst al lied warship to enter, an American port since the war began, and the event caused a flurry of netted eun* osity along the water front. Captain Licjue informed tha collect or of the port that he had op* wl* jy,. to yg»t-some-important dnoaments from the French consul here afcdth«t he would go to sea again tomorrow morning. Until he landed and wsns 'r to the customs house, it had beeh understood that he had run ihort. (ft ". fuel and supplies. To the collector's suggestion'that he might take on coal and Buppltti to make the nearest port, the captain replied that his supplies were aflpple and he would leave early tomorrow. Important Papers. "The French consul has some very important papers, which I desire," said Captain Lique, "and I came up from Martinique and inasmuch sb I had been cruising in the gulf for the past ten days, I decided to come into Pensacola and get them." Local shipping men believe the warship is on patrol duty off the gulf coast and has been examining har bor entrances to ascertain if a Ger man submarine could enter any of the gulf ports. For the past ten days the crews of German and Austrian ships laid up here have been telling German sympathizers that the Bre men, the Deutschland's sister ship, had selected Pensacola as her port of entry and that the allied warships were on the lookout for her. Consul Goes Aboard. Consul Howe spent a few minutes aboard the cruiser after she arrived and returned to the city. Half an. hour later he returned, presumably to return the documents to the French officer. He said he did »ot know their contents. Lieutenant Barnes of the United States destroyer, Rowe, went aboard the Admiral Aubue late in the after* noon and was joined there by officers of the United States a?iation station at Fort Barrancas. There was a con ference lasting half an hour. It was learned that the cruiser left Martinique two weeks ajo and has about 40 German prisoners aboaid. some of whom wer3 captured severe! months ago. SAYS STORY IS WITHOUT FOUNDATION George W. Howe, French consular agent here, tonight declared the ato* ry of the sinking of the Deutschland was entirely without foundation. CMIEO Ktt Fim Fargo, X. D„ Aug. 12.—Ideattfle* tion of C. L. Dickers on, alleged man, arrested for partictpattoa 1n'a sensational robbery aboard a Oreit Northern freight train between 'for go and Grand Forks, and:as a vtltfc* ipant in a similar robbery stageCqa a Northern Pacific freight inn fttr go to Jamestown earlier in tae week, was established tonight by It. James, victimised in both Rbb«it1es. John Howard, P. M. Dunford atd Earl Younkin, a youth, of N. as wen as Dtcfcenon, held to district court for robbery when arraigned in court here today.. /iJ -y* *, j^ /IfK}?lt" l4fiii I £U 5- .,3 I' Confirmation From Official Sour* ces Is Lacking, How* ever. «n a :\4,. •9* :/.Vf i,#:'-'"