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LY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1916. MIL SHE Threatened Walk Oat of R. R. Employes Would Have Its Effect Here. ^FRUIT SHIPMENTS ALREADY STOPPED Sufficient Foodstuffs on Hand for Few Weeks, But No Chance of Getting More. Should the administration fail in their efforts to avert the strike of 400,000 employes of 225 railroad sys tems of the United States, and the men walk out at 7 o'clock next Mon day morning, the results would be lelt In every portion of the country. Pres sure is being brought to bear from a.11 directions in an attempt to prevent, or at least postpone, the threatened industrial catastrophe, but just what proportions the strike would reach, how long it would last, or whether it will be called at all, still bangs in tlxe balance. According to local merchaijts, the effects would soon be felt in Bismarck and vicinity should the men carry cut their threat and discontinue work' Labor Day. Foodstuffs would soon be a scarcity and from the present out look, there would be little or nTo chance of securing even the neces sities from the shippers. Fruit Shipment* Already Stopped. Fruit shippers in Washington and other western states! have |already stopped shipping fruits and other per ishable goods east. The last ship ment of fruit from any of the states west of Norfth Dakota left last Tues day evening. All other orders have been countermanded, as it would b« impossible for the cars to arrive a.t their destination before Saturday and after that time the shippers must stand all. damages themselves, -the railroads having already issued state ments that they will not be respon sible for goods oh the road or ship ped after that date. The manager of one of Bismarck's leading fruit concerns stated yester day that his house-has rot been ship ping any extra carloads, of fruit, as they cannot take the chance of hay ing it spoil on their hands, and they have no method of determining just what quantities will be consumed b-y local buyers. A local wholesaler announced yes terday that they have sufficient flour, sugar, coffee, tea, salt and other ne cessities to last for two or possibly three weeks, but after that it is a question just how these essentials to the culinary department of the house hold can be secured. The Hotel*. A Bismarck hotelman stated yes terday that, although many of the travelingmen are leaving for home, he anticipates that the Capital City will be crowded during the period the strike continues, providing of course it goes into effect at all. He claims that the majority of the knights of the grip who make this territory, make their headquarters in the Capi tal City and many of them have their homes here. He predicts that the ho tel business will be just as large, if not exceeding normal times, should the strike be called. Alas! The Movies. Frequenters of the moving picture theaters may also, feel the effects, should the men walk out. Although trains must necessarily be run, there is no telling whether the films can be shipped or not. A prominent mov ing picture proprietor stated yester day that he does not believe it will ke necessary to close the theaters, as doubtless arrangements cau be made wh«reby Alms can be exchanged with heathy theaters and other arrange ments patched up so that the screen fans will be well entertained. HAKES FIRST (Continued tram DMe 1 this nation and a half-loyalty to some Old World nation. Peace With Mexico. "Mr. Wilson says we have had peace with Mexico. He says he did not wage war with Mexico. If he takes any comfort out of this denial, let us not insist upon the proper term inology, and admit that he merely waged peace with Mexico. Well, as one incident of his waging peace, we took Vera Cruz. Some seventy-five men wearing the American uniform were killed and wounded, and three or lour times that number of Mexi cans. In Mr. McKinley's war, we took Manila and Dewey's fleet lost fewer men in the operation than re sulted in the fall of Manila than were lost, in the taking of Vera Cruz. Un der these conditions, of what earthly consequence is it to assert that the taking of Vera Cruz was an act of peace, and the taking of Manila an act of war? Only by a misuse of term inology, only by the use of an incor rect nomenclature, can we distin guish one military operation from the other. Became Frightened. '"The real difference was that Mr. Wilson became frightened and aban doned Vera Cruz, whereas Mr. McKin ley did not abandon Manila. Mr. Wil son's operations were war just as much as Mr. McKinley's. But Mr. Wilson was beaten in his war. It was a war which was entered into point: lessly and bandoned ignobly it was a war which failed: a war which did damage both to the Mexicans and our selves, and which in its outcome re flected infinite dishonor upon our na tion. But it was a war, nevertheless. Successful Infamy. "Again, in March last, Villa made a raid into American territory. He was a bandit whose career of successful infamy had been greatly aided by Mr. Wilson's favor and backing. He was at the head of the Mexican soldiers, whose arms and ammunition had been supplied to them in consequence of Mr. Wilson's reversing Mr. Taft's pol icy and lifting the embargo against arms and munitions into Mexico. They attacked Columbus, New Mexi co, and killed a number of civilians and a nuiiTber of United States troops. On the next day the president issued an announcement that adequate forc es would be sent in pursuit of Villa "with the single object of capturing him." On April 8th, the announce ment was made from the White House that the troops would remain in Mexico until Villa was captured. It was furthermore announced in the press despatches from Washington that he was to be taken "dead or alive," 'Fine words! Only—they meant nothing. He is not dead. He has not been taken alive. "•On May 12th. the pursuit of Villa was formally abandoned. On June 1st, the official figures of the dead and wounded during this futile expe dition were published, and they show ed that the killed and wounded includ ed one hundred and sixteen United States soldiers and ninety-five Ameri can civilians. Since then the Mexi cans have killed many more I notice, for example, in the press, that at De catur, Alabama, there has just been buried Claude Bates, an American soldier, who died July 24th of wounds received two days previously in a fight with Mexican bandits. Every week I have seen press statements of the Wiling of American regular sol diers of American civilians on the border. I do not know the total num ber «f these killings since June 1st but they include the Carrizal massa cre. However, even before June 1st, in this futile expedition against Villa, more Americans had been killed and wounded than in all the fights by land and sea during the Spanish War save only the battle of Santiago itself. In other words, during this murder ous "peace" of Messrs. Wilson and Carranza, in less than three months more American blood was shed than in the destruction of the Spanish' fleet at Manila, and than in the destruction of the Spanish fleet off Santiago and than in the taking of Manilla and than in the fight at Guasimas in short, in all the operations combined during the Spanish War, save only the actual battle of Santiago itself. And yet there are persons who seem ingly take comfort in speaking of one set of operations as being war, and who praise the other set as being part of our "policy of peace"—the blood stained peace of Messrs. Wilson and Carragza. Has Intervened. "As it is with 'war* so it is with 'in tervention.' President Wilson has again and again said he would not 'in tervene' in Mexico. As a matter of fact he has intervened continuously. On January 8th, 1915, he announced that the Mexicans had the right to 'spill blood,' to spill as much blood as they pleased, without interference. The fact that the blood they were spilliqg included the blood of Ameri can citizens, both soldiers and civil ians—and among them women and children—evidently did not weigh with -him. On December 10th, 1915, he said that it was 'None of our busi ness what the Mexicans did with their government, and so long as I ha«'t the power to prevent it nobobdy sha butt-in to alter it for them.' Yet that very time he had been 'butting in' for two years, and he has been 'butting-in' ever since and he has avowed that he wished to alter it for them in all kinds of ways, from land tenures up and down. But as he never followed any policy of either inter vention or non-intervention with any resolution—always yielding at the critical moment to some bandit chief of whom he became fearful—both his spasms of intervention and his spasms of .. non-intervention have alike been entirely futile. In August, 1913, he sent a special envoy to Mexico to tell Huerta he would not recognize him. He announced this himself in a note in October, and on December 2nd he announced he would not deal with the Huerta government. This was intervention, and nothing else it was such intervention as if in 1877 some European government had declined to recognize Hayes as president and in sisted upon the seating of Tilden. Mr. Wilson Intervened when he backed Villa against Huerta. He intervened when he turned against Villa, and re cognized Carranza. Ready for Appeal. "Nevertheless I believe that the American people were ready for the same kind of appeal which was made to them by Abraham Lincoln in 1SG0, by the advocates of an honest curren cy in 1896, by the advocates of the [Spanish War in 1898, by the advo cates of Nationalism in 1909. But I the appeal was not made. On the con trary, Mr. Wilson invoked the spirit of timidity and selfishness. He made no effort to invoke the sense of duty. He put 'safety first,' the immediate safety of the moment, to be obtained by shrinking from duty. He did not even put American rights first, still less did he put American duty first. His task was not an especially diffi cult or dangerous task but it needed a brave heart and a steady hand. Un der his lead America could and should have put itself at the head of all the neutral nations, by its example.if not by direct diplomatic agreements, in demanding that the war should be conducted in accordance with the usage of civilized nations, that inter national law should be, observed, that the rights of neutrals and non-combat ants should be respected. If this spirit, had animated our administra tion there would probably have been no invasion of Belgium, no fears of a like fate to terrorize other smaller nations, no torpedoing of merchant vessels, no bombarding of churches and hospitals, no massacreing of wo men and children, mTmurder of Miss Cavell, no attempted extermination of the Aremnians and Syrian Christians. We cannot undo what has been done. But we can repudiate what has been done. We can regain our own self respect of other nations for this coun try. We can put in power an admin istration which will throughout its term of power protect our own citi BI8MARCK DAILY TRIBUNE SPECIAL MATINKS TODAY Admission 5 and 10c TOMORROW Violet Mersereau in BROKEN FETTERS" zens and live up to our naitonal obli gations. A Guarantee. "It is just that this nation should concern itself with its rights but it is even more necessary that it should concern itself with its duties. As be tween Mr. Hughes and Mr. Wilson, who can doubt which is the man who will with austere courage stand for the national duty? Mr. Wilson's words have contradicted one another and all his words have been contra dicted by his acts. Mr. Wilson's promise has not borne the slightest reference to his performance. We hnve against him in Mr. Hughes a man whose public life is a guarantee that whatever he says he will make good, and that all his words will be borne out by his deeds. Against Mr. Wilson's combination of grace in elo cution with futility in action against his record of words unbacked by deeds or betrayed by deeds, we set Mr. Hughes' rugged and uncompro mising straightforwardness of char acter and action in every office lie has held. We put the man who thinks and speaks directly, and whose words have always been made good, against the man whose adroit and facile elo cution is used to conceal liis plans or his want of plans. The next four years may be years of tremendous national strain. Which of the two men do you, the American people, wish at the helm during these four years the man who has been actual ly tried and found wanting, or the man whose whole career in public office is a guarantee of his power and good faith? But one answer is pos sible and it must be given by the American people though the election of Charles Evans Hughes as president of the United States." ACCEPTS POSITION HERE. O. Kini of Minneapolis and D. Kolshwainen of New York City has accepted positions in the tailoring de partment of the S. E. Bergeson & m's store. Mr. Kini was formerly connected with the Thomas Pease store in Minneapolis. MAN-DAN VISITORS HERE. Among the iMandan visitors in the city Thursday were Miss Anna Aught ney and iMiss Jones. Miss Jones will leave shortly for 'Linton, where she has been elected teacher in the schools of that place. A stunendou* cast thouifaKls Soldiers, saUors ftttd marines, p. 3. Atlantic fleet, sinking.ship by. shell fire BERT BEYERSTEDT AND HIS VIOLIN WITH BISMARCK'S UNEXCELLED ORCHESTRA AT, ALL PERFORMANCES Rev. Mr. Postlethwaite Will Come to Bismarck as Pastor of Presbyterian Church. CONGREGATION REGRETS MINISTER'S DEPARTURE Rev. H. C. Postlethwaite of Mari nette has accepted the call to the First Presbyterian church. !He will take the place of Dr. C. W. Harris, who resigned to accept a pastorate at Bozeman, Mont. ,He will come to Bismarck abodt October 1. iRev. Mr. Postlethwaite as pastor of the pioneer Presbyterian church of Marinette was one of the leaders of his community. It was with keen regret that, the congregation accepted his resignation. Praised in Editorial. The Marinette Eagle-Star paid a glowing tribute to Mr. Postlethwaite after his change of pastorate was an nounced. It. was as follows: "It was with the keenest regret that the people of Marinette read in a recent issue of the Eagle-Star of the probable departure of the iRev. H. C. Postlethwaite, pastor of the Pioneer Presbyterian church. It was a genu ine pleasure for his many friends to know that a large church in the cap ital city of the state had tendered him a call, but they feel that this city cannot afford to lose such a wor thy citizen and such a zealous pas tor. The Rev. Mr. Postlethwaite has been a resident of the city for nearly five years. His broadmindedness, his love of his fellowmen, his desire to aid all in need, his deep and abiding appreciation of his duties and re sponsibilities as a man and citizen are characteristics that have im pressed themselves on those with whom he lias come in contact. His pulpit work has been eloquent and impressive and his church labors have been advanced with energy find high-mindedness, and co-operating NEW YORK RAILROADS of the UNITED STATES with him in his work has been liis' estimable wife, who has taken a very active part in the church doings. The Eagle-Star sincerely holies that the Pioneer church may succeed in retaining him, although the indica tions are that he will go. The church board and the congregation are strongly in favor of his retention and we hope that they may persuade him to remain in Marinette. We know hat we voice the sentiment of all those iwho have come to know the Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Postlethwaite. Work Eloquent and Impressive. The Menominee Herald-Leader in another tribute declared editorially as follows: All the people of the Twin cities share the hope of the congregation of the Pioneer Presbyterian church that the Rev. H. C. Postlethwaite will de cide to remain in Marinette. It was with genuine regret that it was learned that he would probably leave the Marinette church. This re gret was tinged iwith pleasure be cause cf the tribute paid him by the call from a large church in the capi tal city of the state of North Da kota, but at the same time it was felt by everyone that it would be a real blow to -Marinette and Menomi nee to lose such a splendid man. 'His broad-mindedness, love of his fellowmen. his ready sympathy and help for tlioseji^nepd, his apprecia tion of his duties and responsibilities as a man and citizen, are characteris tics of the Rev. Mr. Postlethwaite •'•E VL RY tilt* IN* 4.! iMim* in Win noitttrnf tilTJifiW Owners: THBE» Admission 10 and ZOc =w» -swas* zsn COMING William Gillette in SHERLOCK HOLMES" "Which am., fettreiweq .^ilh whom he came in contact. His church labors have been ad vanced with energy and his .'work in the pulpit has been eloquent and im pressive, and Mrs. Postlethwaite hps also taken an active part in church doings. The Herald-Leader joins tbie many hundreds of friends and the members of the Pioneer church in the hope that Mr. Postlethwaite may be re tained here in the Twin cities.. Mem* bers of the church board and the con gregation of the church area unit in desiring him to and it is hoped that they Will be able to convince him to remain. STRIKE MAY TIE UP E -bil fcjLi«i QAft Hiti A/'FULL S 6 The threatened strike may tie up the delegates to the meeting of the state central mmittes of all of the parties Sept. 6 at the state capitol. Each committee will elect a state chairman, secretary and treasurer, adopt rules and regulations and for mulate a platform on which the candi dates shall stand. The delegates must get their cre dentials from the chairman of their respective county central committees or they will not be recognized. This committee believes it to the best interest of property owners that the selection of paving material be defer red until this committee in conjunc tion with the City Commission Paving Committee, can investigate the merits of the various kinds of paving mater ials. Therefore we suggest that should property owners be asked to sign pe titions for paving materials, that tliey do not do so without conferring wfth some of the members of this commit tee. Citizens' Paving Committee, CK SSS ... On-the shelves ofyour drug gist by the abscnce of any showy designing—mare ao will you recognize why S.S.S. It the Standard Blood Purifier alter giving it an opportunity to re build and strengthen your 'ran down' blood with it* wonderful tonic qualities. The swTT SPceiric Co. ATLANTA, 0A. iris."KF.C.XTH P' LOO E. A. Hughes, C. L. Young, C. B. Little, P. C. Remington, W. H. Webb, Jr., Henry Tatley, W. E. Lahr.