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tr 4 •,i®' i£j si 1 The Weather FAIR Stomach Trouble Worst Ailment of Bismarck's Soldiers at the Front. REPORTS OF BITES BRING DAINTIES FROM HOME Suggest Newspaper Men Refrain From Telling Folks at Home Stings Are Not Dangerous. By .Ewing Lewis Mercedes, Tex., Aug. 14.—Captain 'A. B. Welch has a Spanish garden in front of his tent, graced with as many palms as a church wedding. Lots of landscape gardening talent was dis covered in Co. A when the men got down to the border and they have been experimenting with Spanish bay onet, palms, cactus and lots of plants which no one knows the names of. Spanish bayonets line the company street. They are not only ornamental, as Sergeant Ferris Cordner pointed out today, but they are useful as bur glar alarms. Any night prowler is likely to pinion himself on one of the bayonets and rouse the camp with a y«ll of pain. The men of A company were wiser tnan the soldiers from Indiana and Nebraska, quartered three miles to the west at Llano Grande. The men at Llano Grande transplanted hund reds of fine palms from the woodB to their company streets,- but they did not take the trouble to dig them up by the roots. They are already look ing like a corn field in November, and ofl^r?.hAy*Qrdexjed 4etoUftte,go iwt into the* mesQUjte woods and bring back palms with roots, Letters oT Shells. "I caftnot get ov6r the idea that a big palm is worth a twenty-dqllar bill," said Arthur Brown. "Every time I dig one up I think how tickled my folks would be if I could carry it home &fcd start- a conservatory." A Minnesota officer who admired Capt. Welch's new "door-plate," cun ningly made Of shells, told how his men had made a similar work of art, but unfortunately used live snails and the letters crawled off during the night. William Carrick was the first man of Company A to be stung by a scor pion. No guardsman from the north feels really acclimated on the border until he has received the attention of one 'of these little dagger-tailed in sects. The sting is not serious if it is treated at once, and the soldiers hold the Texan scorpion in no more awe than a bumble-bee at home. •Posner Bitten. Oweii Pbsner was bitten by a centi pede and the wound made an ugly swelling. Centipedes, scorpions and rattlesnakes were the only residents in the suburbs of Mercedes until the troops came and some of the old set tlers have apparently decided to stay with the newcomers. But most of them have retreated Into the chap paral, and call on the soldiers only occasionally. It is still a subject of dispute in the camps from Harlingen to Mission whether a' newspaper correspondent ought to' admit" to the people up north that a scorpion or centiped wound isn't a very serious matter. Sympath etic telegrams and large consign ments of cakes and preserves were sent to the first victims, and the men who were wounded later feel that they should be treated the same way. A New York artilleryman at Mission told me that when he wrote home that he had been stung by a scorpion his sister sent him, in care of the hospital, two suits of pajamas, five pounds of cake and enough maga zines to last him two weeks. Not fi.:' a •,' THIRTY-SIXTH TEAS, NO. 195 Man in Hospital. There isn't a Co. A man in the hos pital and with the exception of a few cases of stomach disorders, the health of the company is perfect. The boys declare that it isn't much hot ter in the day than at home, and at night they are fanned my sea breezes as cool 4s people travel to Atlantic City ifor. There have been no cases of heat prostration since the arrival of the first infantry. The Texans here will tell you that no one is every overcome by the heat on the border. A number of heat cases, however, have been treated at Llano Grande camp, three miles away, by the hos pital staffs of the Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska brigades. Mercedes Likes Them The boys are rapidly getting ac quainted in Mercedes, and Mercedes likes them. The four band concerts a week draw crowds to the city park which, with the railroad, divides the Mexican quarter from the American side o? town. The Dakota boys loll under the palms and oleanders, en Joying the music, and looking proper (Conunued oa Page Two) «. &s»'..kt3.:J. j:gr,*?i^ .2. Twins for Third Time Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Koberteen of Hebron are the proud parents of twins, two bouncing baby boys who arrived yesterday. The two lusty youngsters are doing nicely, as is the mother. This is the t^ird occasion that twinB have graced the Koberteeh household and tw fond parents are greatly elated. #There are now all told, thirteen children in the Kober teen family. BE British Embassy Tells of Method Used in Looking Over In tercepted Mails. DELAY HAS BEEN GREATLY REDUCED Washington, Ms. 14-—An explana tory statement of how Great Britain's examination of mails is being con ducted was presented today to Secre tary I&nsing by the British embassy. It is preparatory to the more com prehnsive reply to the American re presentations^ now being prepared jointly by the iLondon and Paris for eign offices. Figures given in the statement show the aterage time for examina tion of intercepted mail is from one to tthre» ,days# TberroiiHniUflidelay to mall Between the United States aifd" Holland is given as two days and the maximum at seven. Danish mails have been delayed from seven to ten days when it has been necessary to remove them from a ship otherwise, only four days. "It is admitted," says the state ment, "that at the outset, neutral cor respondence in which enemy inter ests were in no way concerned, was subjected to a delay, which is greatly regreted and which has since been re duced to a minimum. It must not be imagined that the mains were remov ed from neutral ships" for examina tion without careful consideration of the arrangements which would be re quired to deal with them as quickly as possible. All preparations, which seemed necessary were with this ob ject, but unfortunately those respon sible for them were not aware of some of the difficulties which would be encountered. "For instance, there was no reason to suppose (as proved to be the case) mail bags marked as dispatched from one neutral country to another neu (Continued on Page Two) Van Hook Contributes Twenty-Eight Dollars to Ambulance Fund for First TOTALS TO DATE. Bismarck $367.25 'Mandan 125.75 Van Hook ..... .... 28.50 'DiCKinson 57.00 $578.50 Small towns or the state are tak ing a keen interest in the fund .being raised to purchase a motor ambulance for the First North Dakota regiment. Yan Hook has contributed $28, rep resenting 19 donors. Dickinson is responding splendidly to the call for help. The Dickinson Press says: "The ambulance fund which is be ing subscribed for the purchase of an automobile ambulance for the North Dakota regiment, now stationed on the Mexican border, is meeting with considerable encouragement in re gard to donations. The following sub scriptions have been made in Dickin son and sent in to the Press: W. L. Richards ...i. $25.00 L. A. Simpson 10.00 oung Men's Club of South Dick inson ,10.00 Welton McDonald 5.00 Dickinson Press 5.00 M. L.Ayers 2.00 Total ,...$57.00 "The Dickinson friends of Co. and the North Dakota regiment are urged to come to thfe front and in crease this fund to $250. It can be done. Let's do it by next Friday.". A. Nystrom, cashier of the Scandi navian American State bank, Tan Hook, in sending a check for the ^, gp •, '^^f^s' f^v I Guy O'Brien, Wealthy Young Farmer, Attempts Murder, Then Flees. GIRL IS IN A VERY PRECARIOUS CONDITION Officers Fear Attempt at Lynch ing and Guard Criminal Vigilantly, Morris, 111., Aug. 14.—'Facing a charge of murder, Guy O'Brien, a wealthy young farmer, is locked in jail at Yorkville, 111., tonight for shooting and probably fatally wound ing his sweetheart, Miss Ida Torkel son, here last Wednesday. The youth was captured early to day, after he had eluded a posse, which had hunted him since the shooting. (He was in a state of col lapse when a posse, 'headed by Mayor F. M. Makestad of Lee, 111., overpow ered him as he was trudging over a country road two miles west of Lee. O'Brien was suffering from hunger and told the authorities that he had planned to give himself up. He was removed to Yorkkville, as threats of lynching had been made. Flees in High-Power Car. When O'Brien shot his sweetheart, who was riding to 'Morris, he fled in his hifch-powered motor car. He drove to the home of an uncle near Lee Thursday night and demanded a ch^nfe of clothing. The youth drew a revolver on his uncle when the latter advised him to tqjrrender^ a.-. ., ,..v I--, "•'-msf' Torkelsdtfr wealthy, "Was not told'of 0'Brien's capture because of her serious con dition. Physicians say she cannot live. She is in a hospital here with two bullet wounds in her body. WILL BE E OE The new building being erected by E. A. Hughes on Third and Broadway, opposite the postofiice, will be called The Haggart. It will be ready for occupancy Oc tober 1. REVENUE BILL IS APPROVED. Washington, Aug. 14.—The admin istration revenue bill, as amended bv the senate's finance committee, was approved late tonight by the Demo cratic senate caucus, and will be re ported in the senate by Wednesday The measure, leaders estimate, will yield $205,000,000 annuallly, an in crease of $7,500,0'OO over the estimat ed revenue as it passed the house. contribution of $28.50 for Van Hook, says: "We herewith enclose you draft for the sum of $28.50, covering the sum of subscriptions procured for the North Dakota ambulance fund, through the efforts of Mr. Walter M. Stenshoel, who was formerly a mem ber of the national guard, belonging to the company at Valley City. "We hope you will make mention of this in your paper, as we don't ibe lieve there are many small towns in North Dakota who have contributed to the ambulance fund, although Van Hook, due to Mr. Stenshoel's efforts, has been willing to come to the front with a little assistance. "We trust that you will see that the money reaches the proper fund, and oblige." The petition was headed: "Let's put Van Hook on the map by donating at least $250 for this cause." The donors were: A, Nystrom $5.00 T. N. Engdahl 1.00 Orvin E. Aubert l.OO Rossum, Hazen & Nelson 1.00 Jacob C. Koerner 1.00 P. M. Shefnelund 2.00 C. Hayes l.OO C. C. Peterson l.OO W. E. Ostrem 1.00' Wm. Hodges 2.00 Wtai. Hedges 2.00 S. Ellersterdahl l.OO Ralph Satermo l.OO R. J. Kane l.OO J. M. Wilson 2.00 Ed. Dahl l.OO Earl B. Wilson l.OO W. M. Stenshoel |.. 5.00 $28.50 Nominee AddresMft' Audience Con sisting Solelj|pf Women APPLAUDED W8EN HE SAYS "YELLOWY CITIZENS" ./ 1 1 Speaks to Women as He Does to Men and Is Royglly Received by Fair $ex. Spokane, Wash., Aug. 14.—Charles E. Hughes today addressed his first audience composed solely of women woters. Thpy heard him in the first of two speeches delivered here. Mr. Hughes touched on Suffrage and his views concerning it and reiterated to a large extent, his attacks on the ad ministration made at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "I speak to you women as I do to men," the nominee said. "I did not come here to make a different kind of speech from the kind I make to men. I know you are solicitous about the welfare of this country. There is no doubt that the heart of womanhood is patriotic all through." Mr. Hughes' salutation of the wo men as "yellow-citizenft" was applaud ed. He told them h^-yas interested in good national housekeeping and the means of effecting it. "We must have iir this country a different notion aboyt^the conduct of our business than wiKiave Jiad. in our business than wniiave pau in ^'TfiiS VOrtd Is not the world of even 25 years ago. This world is a world that has found itself. It has found itself in the de pression of a terrible gethsemane. Horrible as the spectacle of war, frightful as is waste, we cannot look upon them without realizing that a new Europe is emerging from this struggle. We cannot contemplate the conditions of the Twentieth Century without knowing there is to be a new spirit in the United States, if our prosperity is to have a different foun dation. It must be a spirit which de mands efficient, impartial govern ment, in the interest of all the peo ple." "It is easy for some to become en thusiastic when the bands are play ing, and the flags unfurled." "When they hear the strains of the national anthem and the crowds are around them, but we must have a new spirit of enthusiasm in the hum drum work cjf administration, the work of (patriotism in the administra tion of government. That is the hard est lesson for popular government to learn. Every day in the year is a more severe test of patriotism than the Fourth of July." iMr. Hughes declared that he con sidered a protective tariff essential to the continuance of prosperity. "The only chance that the present administration has to carry this elec tion," he said, "is because the Euro pean war has saved it from a dem onstration of its inefficiency." The nominee repeated his asser tion that the Democratic party had ascribed to itself benefits accruing from the war. "I wonder if they think that the Democratic party and the European war are sysnonymous?" he said. He spoke of conditions here after the war. "Then where will the Underwood tariff leave us?" he added. "Then (Continued on page three.) OUR CARTOONET THIS CAMEL (NEWS OF THE WOBLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKQT^fUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) FIVE CENTS WILL DRINK S, OOO,000 VOTES TO L/W IT ACROSS THE NE.XT FOUR. YEAR D656.R.T -t wr-. ®ribmte. IN BIG RAIL CONTROVERSY WORKING BASIS THEY MAY PREVENT BIG RAILROAD STRIKE T-^SS). TUoroS a ev The threatened strike of 400,000 railroad men may be averted by peaceful settlement through efforts of the United States board of mediation and conciliation, of which these men are members. William L. Chambers, at top, is for mer supreme court justice of Alaba ma Judge Martin A. Knapp, at bot tom, is a member of the circuit court of appeals and former member of the interstate commerce commission, and G. W. W. Hanger, middle, statistician for the United States bureau of labor. AM THE JAPS Fifteen Japanese Soldiers and One Officer Killed as Result of Arrest of Merchant. Tokio, Aug. 14.—Chinese troops have attacked the Japanese garrison at Chengchiatun, between Mukden and Chaoyangfu, and have killed or wounded 15 Japanese soldiers and killed one officer. Acording to offi cial advices from Chengchiatun, the Japanese barracks are now besieged by the Chinese soldiers. Reinforcements are being rushed to the besieged garrison from the Japanese forces stationed at Kaiyuan and Sudinghal. The fighting resulted from the arrest of a Japanese mer chant. PETER ECKROTH DIES AT MAN0AN To work for a year and a half to get a home •with a wife, for whom he had traveled all around the earth, and then to live with her in the North Dakota home for but four months, was the trick Fate played on Peter Eckroth, farmer of the -St. Anthony} vicinity. He died at 6 o'clock Saturday night, of cancer of the stomach. The body was taken to Kennelly's parlors and later taken to St. 'Anthony, where the funeral services were held Sunday morning. SETTLE THREATENED STRIKE TO IITH IDE: Foremost Question Ife What Form of Arbitration Shall Be Adapted. THOUGHT STRIKE WILL BE AVERTED Brotherhood Impressed By Presi dent's Grasp of the Impending Critical Situation. Washington, Aug. 14.—President Wilson conferred today with both parties to the country-wide threaten ed railroad strike- and tonight it ap peared that sufficient foundation had been laid to furnish a working basis for a betaement of the differences of the employees and employers. The president will meet both sides again tomorrow. At the conclusion of the day's con ferences the president issued this statement: "I have met both sides and have gona over the case with the utmost frankness. I shall not be able' to Judge -'Qatll tomorrow wbe&e)£«&ifc have found a feasible basis for settle ment." The Leading Question*. The foremost questions are what shall be arbitrated, if arbitration is to be resorted to, and what form of arbi tration shall be adopted. Represent atives of the employees maintain that their demands for an eight-hour day and time and a half for overtime is the only concrete proposition under discussion. They insisted to the pres ident in their conference today that the railroads make some definite counter proposal. If the railroads submitted some proposed form of settlement, they said, they would be ready to discuss negotiations further. The employees are understood to be ready to consent to the principle of arbitration, if the contingent pro posals of the managers, which the men claim involve rights they have won in thirty years' effort, are elimin ated from consideration, and if arbi tration is conducted by a board on which all four brotherhoods are re presented. Wilson Confers With Magnates. Immediately after learning the em ployees' position, the president sum moned the committee of managers and held along conference with them. They left the White House to confer among themselves throughout the night, if necessary, and the general understanding is they discussed the advisability of withdrawing their "contingency" proposal and submit ting a proposition "without strings," as demanded by the men. While representatives of the em ployees insisted that they had not yet agreed to arbitrate any feature of their differences, there was a grow ing impression that arbitration, or some form of compromise would be agreed upon. Both sides agreed absolutely to dis cuss their meeting with the president or venture any forecast on the prob able outcome of the negotiations, but leaders of the two factions were opti mistic tonight that a strike would be avoided. Will Meet Again Today. The president, it was declared, made no compromise propositions to either side today. He merely listened to the employees' representatives and then talked with the managers and suggested that some concrete work ing basis be agreed upon before pro ceeding further. Indicative of his de sire to learn what results come from the railroad managers' meeting to night before taking any further steps, he arranged another meeting with them for 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, and a conference with the representa tives of the .employees for 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow's cabinet meeting has been canceled so the president may devote most of his time to the railroad problem. Reports that the president had noti fied the managers that unless some agreement could be reached with the men, he would invoke his power with congress to pass an eight-hour law, were circulated but discounted by those in close touch with the situa tion. "I would fight any attempt to pass such a measure," was the terse re- (Continued on Pat* Two) WJWP1 Last Edition Russians Advance Steadily utf Take Tustobody, Northwert of Dniester TEUTONS STANiy STRONG AT SOME P08IT10K8 Bad Weather Hinders MovemetfU of French and British Troops in France, London Aug.14.-The Austrian! and Germans in Qalicia are ittll foil* ing back before the advance of the Russians, who, according to Petro* grad, have made additional gains along the Styra and Zlota-Lipa riven, and have captured the strongly forti fied town of Tustobaby, northwest of the Dniester. On the upper Styra, JioweTer, the Teutonic allies, at some points on their newly chosen lines, are holding back the Russians. Berlin says that south of Brody, on the Lub and Graberka sector, Rub* sians who had penetrated Teutoalo positions on the Seboroff-Konjucay line, northeast of Tarnopol, wera^drlv* en off and 300 of them taken prison* ers. According to Vienna, a attack southwest of Pbdltamlen, near Brody, ended with the flelii before tho Austro-German positions covered with Russian dead. Bad Weather Hinders Operation. No change took place Moijdtjr along either the British or 'iWipcIt lines in France, bad weather hinder* duels. Accordint to Beflta, ($4 AHtf* ish have been expelled.from tteieMp over a front of 700 yards southijreft of the Thiepval-Pozieres sector, which they occupied -Sunday. On the Izonzo front, according, to Rome, the Italians have made still further ad vances along the Carso plateau against the Austrians and eait of Hill 212. In the latter sector another line, of trenches was penetrated and more men taken prisoners. On the Gorisia sector, Rome says, the Austrian gun* are being busily employed against the Italians. Here, according to Vienna, seven charges by the Italians were put down by the Austrians. Turkish Offensive Continues. iPetrograd reports a continuation of the Turkish offensive on the Persian frontier, but asserts that a retreat of the Turks has been enforced on the southwest bank of Lake Van, Turkish Armenia, through the fire of the Rus sian flotilla on the lake. The Turk ish war office says the Russians In Persia continue to be driven back by the Ottoman troops and that in Ar menia, north of Bitlis, the Turks hare made a further advance. Torpedo Boat Sunk. The British torpedo boat destroyer Lassoo has been sunk by a German submarine. ,:M w*j*&w-rw ?4f «l -4 SI .**:? vote Of FUG 01 FOSTERS Asks Hughes to Take Old Glory From Advertising' Matter. Chicago, Aug. 14.—A protest against the use the American flag on post ers bearing the names rnifl photo graphs of the Republican for president and vice president wero sent to Charles Evans Hughes tonight by Captain Lewis, president of the American Hag Day association. The telegram follows: "The American Flag Day associa tion protests against your managers using the United States flag on yov folders bearing the pictures of your honor and of Charles W. ftlrbanks* which have appeared in u| other places today. This Is a viola tion of government regulations aal statutes. Actions will be taken against campaign managers and yak* lishers if not stopped at once." BUTER TO DEM j: niHMS Rolette, N. D., Aug. lt—Aairtw ickson, fanner, is deed hm because he went out in a hall to rescue his chicks^.^ stones were so luge he beaten, ed. Heavy crop tSM^, 4 4 as. 1 til' .•2i r.,- I "fy? :t