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FAIR SYMPATHETIC STRIKE TO BE CALLED TODAY Workers Affiliated With the New York Street Car Employes Will Walk Out. EXPECTED BIG CITY WILL' BE COMPLETELY TIED UP Mayor Mitchell and Citizens Com mittee Fail in Effort to Avert Strike. •New York* Sept. 21.—The threaten ed general labor strike in sympathy with the striking street car employes will be called tomorrow, Ernest E'ohm, secretary of the Central Fed erated union, announced late today, after a conference between labor leaders and a citizens' committee, which both he and Mayor Mitchell declared had failed irt its effort to avert the strike. A communication' from Mayor Mit chell, addressed to Hugh Frayne, chairman of the conference commit tees of labor leaders, after a final ef fort to arrange a peaceful settle ment had failed and following the declaration that a strike was inevi table. The mayor made it plain that for the union officials "to call the strike will be to assume full respon si'bility for all that may follow. The Communication. "The mayor, representing the civil forces of the govenrment in this city," the letter declared, "feels it de pendent. upon him to say to you now before any further rash steps are tak en, that these duties (to enforce law and maintain order) the city govern ment will discharge to the full, em ploying its resources to that end. "Such assaults and crimes of vio lence, including injury to innocent citizens, us those of Tuesday and Wednesday will be suppressed with a strong hand and punished withh all the vigor at the command of the gov ernmenl." Alleges Breach of Contract. The communication, which was con curred in by Oscar Strauss, chairman of the public service commission, re viewed at length the causes which led to the present crisis. It stated that the Interborpugh Rapid Transit com pany, which operates the subway and elevated lines, violated a verbal agree ment with the labor leaders by refus ing to arbitrate issues arising conse quent to the agreement. It stated, on the other hand, that the employes of the 'New York Railway company and the other surface lines affected by the strike "were guilty of a breach of contract they had made with their employers, which ended a tie-up on the surface roads in July." The so-called final conference was attended by Mayor Mitchell, a citi zens' committee and the labor lead ers. It ended in a deadlock. The mayor later declared there was "no solution in sight," while members of the citizens' committee described the situation 'as "hopeless,"' adding that "it would appear that both sides would have to fight it out." REPUBLICANS FORMULATE STATE CAMPAIGN PLANS Fargo, N. D., Sept. 21.—Republican state and congressional nominees, in conference here this afternoon, form ulated campaign plans to be conduct ed under direction of Chairman Wil liam Lemke of the State Central com mittee. Headquarters will be maintained in Fargo, and candidates pledged them selves to conduct an earnest cam paign for the election of the entire republican ticket from top to bot tom. Financial features were considered at length, methods of financing being determined. mm MITE to OPEN hm run Secretary L. H. Connolly of the Missouri Slope Fair Association, yes lerday invited Lynn Frazier, repub lican candidate for governor, to open the annual exposition on October 3. Many friends of Mr. Frazier have also written him, urging his accept ance. RELATIVES AT BEDSIDE OF VICTIM OF ACCIDENT Jamestown, N. D., Sept. 21.—Rela tives of L. M. Poseley, salesman for the Selzer Lumber company at Mil lerton, who was accidentally shot in the abdomen and hand while hunting near McClusky, about ten days ago, have arrived in the city from differ ent points in N'orth Dakota and Min nesota, to be in attendance at the bedside. Poseley lives at McClusky and, following the accident, was brought to Parkview hospital here. The newest war terror, the land juggernaut or "tank" being used by the British on the Somme front, drawn from telegraphic description. The "tanji" leaves the United States a plain farm tractor and in England is turned into the most terrifying death engine of the entire world war. Plays Role of Good Samaritan and Is One Bright Spot in Old World. TAKES DERELICTS AND MAKES THEM OVER By STAFF CORRESPONDENT. Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 21.— What do we really know about the possible and the impossible? After this war those words ought to be used with great caution or not at all. To this mysterious human race of ours, anything is possible and nothing is impossible! Can a group of women run a har vesting machine through a wheat field while deadly shells go flying over their heads and they never give the least heed? Not in this world, I should have said two years ago. Yet I have seen them do it, three quarters of a mile back of the French trenches. From a bomb-proof 1 saw it. The women didn't have any bomb proofs. Unexploded shells, I was told, lay in that field, likely to blow up if crunched into by a wheel or a horse's hoof. People can do anything, and can adjust themselves to anything. Here was Switzerland on July 30, 1914, smiling ainl prosperous, hotel business was boorrng. Take away her hotel and 'canst trade, it was said, a'i lead ruin vist fall upon her. •In the next two weeks her hotel and tourist trade was annihilated. More than half of her hoiels are closed. But the Country lives on, and there is no widespread or other kind of ruin. Other industries besides hotel keep ing are prostrate. There isn't an inch of Swiss frontier that doesn't face a fighting country and among all these giants drunk with war, poor Switzerland, clinging with nails and teeth to blessed neutrality, is squeezed to business suffocation. Thousands of worker are in the army that Switzerland must keep day and night on guard around her bor ders. The government is feeding and clothing them. But it is a small coun try and not rich. The expenses are great and the debts are piling up. But Switzerland still lives and so do the Swiss people. Live? Why, stricken with the par alysis of this sacred and indispen sable thing we call business they go on and give to the world a wonder ful and moving example of generosity. The one bright spot in this lurid, sul phurous pit of perdition into which Europe has plunged is SAvitzerland. It is about the only place in which men seem to remember that the hu man family has any ties. We Americans pride ourselves be cause we have sent something to Bel gium. Switzerland makes all we have done look like a franc and a half. It is the good Samaritan of the world. It takes in the human dere licts wrecked by their breathren in other countries and puts them togeth-1 er again. It has today 30,000 of the sick and maimed soldiers of other lands, nursing them back into human shape! What has become of its deserted hotels? They have been turned into (Continued on Page Two) THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, NO. 829 (NEWS OF THE WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1916 Farm, Tractors Turned Into Death Engines To Mow Down Armies of Europe Plain Implements of Peace Made in U. S. for British Are Built Into Land Juggernauts That Crash Over Trenches and Spit Bullets Into Ranks of Enemy. Washington, D. C., Sept. 21.—A new terror of war the land juggernaut, lias been introduced on the battlefield of Europe, spreading destruction where neither rifle, gun or cannon was effective, and army men here predict this new engine of death will play as important a part in the world conflict as have the submarine and the aeroplane. This land juggernaut clamberr. across hencifes aiid shell holes, spit ting bullets into the lineii of the en emy, smashes its way through for ests, crosses swamps with ease and crawls along roads that have been called impossible. So far only the British have used the "tanks," as they are being called in the war zone, but army experts predict that on account of their won derful effectiveness they will soon be in general 'use, mowing down the armies of all European nations at war. Army men hail the coming of the j'tanks" as they hailed first reports of successful use of the aeroplane for scouting duty and for directing infantry advances and as they hailed life term containment at $1,000 first successful use of submarines. An army of more than 1000 of these steel armored caterpillar-wheeled en gines have been sent against the Ger man lines, mowing down men by the hundreds and terrorizing well-trained soilders into disorganized retreat. Many a Somme battle has been won for the allies by a charge of these death chariots. The new engines are made in the United States—at Peoria, 111., Before they reach Europe they are simple farm tractors. At firsfi they were used to pull munition carts, but the British have rigged the up with guns and sent them crashing right into the lines of the enemy. Plants in Peoria are busy day and night turning out the machines ordinary tractor engines the farmers are using in this country. Big, clumsy caterpillars they are, crawling along the ground on two wide, corrugated belts, one on each side, running over the forward and hind wheels. Along the sides of the belts are short rails which clutch the cogged wheels and form the driving mech anism. The rails, in short sections, are laid down with the belt attachment, gripping the ground firmly and push ing the 18,000-pound engine along un der 120 horsepower. The body of the tractor is support ed by trucks with five wheels which run on the steel rails. About seven feet of belt and rails is on the ground at once. The length and width of the belts and rails allows the tractor to run smoothly over swamps, straddle trenches, roll over logs, or climb across shell craters. As ordinary farm tractors the en gines are shipped to Aldershot, Eng land, where they are covered with heavy steel armor plate and armed with cannon. What the Germans see is a mon strous machine, with a triangular front crawling upon them, crashing through woods and other obstacles with its pointed front, coming straight on over trench and shell hole, over mound and embarkment. As it ad vances it spits fire from its heavy guns, while its peculiar shape makes it possible for its steel armor to glance off any shells that happen to hit. it. Zeppelins are overshadowed by this juggernaut, for it has mowed down more men than the Zepps have killed and has scattered enemy lines to the four winds. 2* Grand Jury Indicts Hartford Woman on Five Separate Counts. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 21.—Mrs. Emma Archer-Gilligan, charged with poisoning Ave inmates of her home for elderly people at Windsor, was indicted for first degree murder on five counts, by ihgl giand jury late •o'tfay .tadap M. ordered the case c'onlihtfell to lht D'om^ber term of the superior court. Mrs. Gilligan pleaded not guilty and was remanded to the county jail without bonds. .. The state alleged that Mrs. Gilligan! ^?n °f .,he liking pknt.L. poisoned the following persons: Chahman, John l. Sullivan, L, Mrs. Madge Lynn, on February 21, 1916 Franklin H. Andrews, on May 30, .1914 Charles A. Smith, on April 9, 1914 ^Michael W. Gilligan, second husband of the accused, on February 20, 1914, and Mrs. Alice dowdy, on December 9, 1914. Most of the inmates were admitted to the home, the state claims, after ALLEGED UM$ TO PRELUM Chicago, Sept. 21.—The Cook coun ty states attorney's office was drawn on tonight by counsel for Mrs. Evers, alleged "lure" of the supposed inter national blackmail syndicate, to testi fy as to Mrs. Evers' good character at the preliminary hearing here to morrow of three members of the gang. Edward J. Fleming, secretary to States Attorney Hoyne, who had met Mrs. Evers in connection with an in vestigation for his superior, was sum moned as a witness for the defense. Fifty others will testify to the same purpose, Mrs. Evers' counsel said. A determined fight to free the wom en at the preliminary hearing is in prospect.. Edward Donahue and Harry Russell, alleged principals of the gang, are expected to waive pre liminary hearing but their counsel may ask a few weeks delay. OUR CARTOONET AN "OPEN DOOR.1 JAPAN ASSURES US. vn ©ribmtc. AFTER TYIIC 10 TREE Sheriff and Posse Scouring Woods in Itasca County for the Criminal. VICTIM MAY DIE FROM INJURIES Girl Found in Frightful Condi tion After Being Tied to Tree 24 Hours. Bemidji, Minn., Sept. 21.—Sheriff Charles Gunderson of Itasca county, with a party of more than one hun dred armed men, tonight is searching the woods in the vicinity of Ramsley school, Itasca county, for an unknown man, who Wednesday afternoon as saulted and shot Olga Dahl, nineteen year-old teacher of the district school, after tying her to a tree near the school building. It is believed that the man hid in the woods and attacked the girl when she came from the building at the close of the day's work. She was found, tied to the tree, twenty-four hours later by persons who began a search for her when she did not re turn to her rooming house. She was suffering from two gun shot wounds and other injuries when found. To night it is said she may die. Owing to the nature of the coun try in which the sheriff and his par ty are searching for the man who assaulted the girl, little progress has been made. PRES. NEWTON APPOINTS PACKINGMNT COMM. Work of Organizing Company Will Begin at Once. President J. H. N.-wton of the Man dan Commercial club has named as permanent committee of the organiza avis, A. A. Tostevin and R. R. McKaig. The committee will immediately proceed with the work of organizing a company to build the plant, and blanks for stock subscriptions will he prepared and the active work of zation will be taken up at once. In conracs had been signed providing for committee expect to have opinion in a letter to the war depart- the active co-operation of the farm-j ers and business men in the Slope Winston's recommendation that the port from local people as has been given all through the preliminary pro ceedings. Information as to the methods employed by the many smal ler packing plants in the northwest will be secured and the right man for manager of the plant located, so that there may be positive assurance that the plant will be conducted on conservative business principles. ED WITH VI OF WHITE UE« F-argo, N. D„ Sept. 21.—Martin Fremstead, arrested near Sarles, Cav alier county, was brought before a United States commissioner at Rolla where he waived preliminary hearing Ijfesferday and was bound over ft the grand jury on a charge of white slavery in violation of the Mann act. The arrest was made by Capt. Pat Bowler of this city, deputy United States marshal, who returned to Far go last night. It is charged that in April of this year, Fremstead transported a young woman about 18 years of age from Calgary to a point across the line into the United States. The accused iAan will be brought before the grand jury here which will probably be called in December. EMMS OF SIM HIE IIMIIG The finances of the state are in much better condition now than they were a year ago, according to John Steen, state treasurer. The balance on hand in all funds is $1,."29.922.29, in comparison with $679,43(.30 on the same day, Aug. 31, 1910. In the general fund there was a balance of $203,434.02, in comparison with $105,2."t ."l in 1915. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) Ambulance Fund Increased £52 by Dickinson Citizens of Dickinson contributed «52 to the ambulance fund. Subscrip tions were received by the Dickinson Press. There are only a few more days left now in which to subscribe. Those who have ambulance funds should forward same to the Tribune without delay. The Dickinson donations are as fol lows: W. L. Richards $.25.00 Leslie A. Simpson 10.00 Young Men's Club, South Dick inson 10.oe M. L. Ayers 2.00 welton McDonald 5.00 Total .$52.00 OF HU ATM Account of Bandit Raid Against Chihuahua City Reaches War Dept. REPORTS BEING SENT TO JOINT COMMISSION Washington, Sept. 21.—The most detailed account yet received of the fighting at Chihuahua City last Sat urday when Villa celebrated the "Mex ican Independence Day" by a success ful assault on the Carranza garrison, reached the war department today from Brig. Gen. Bell, commanding the El Paso military district. It stated that Villa personally led the attacking forces that he was joined by a thousand or more men of the Carranza garrison, and retired, prom ising to return soon, and taking with him a large quantity of captured armfs, ammunition and artillery. Genera^ Bell's dispatch does not show the source of his information and many officials believe his account was founded on rumors reaching the border, as were various stories which have been transmitted by state de partment agents. They were inclined to believe for that reason that, the full truth of what transpired is not yet known. All reports received are being fur- country, and the same generous sup- American troops be withdrawn is be- beavy casualties and lieved to be founded on that. IN BURKE DEFENDS 1ST Fargo, N. D., Sept. 21.—John Burke, treasurer of the United States, open ed his senatorial campaign here to night before a small crowd. He de voted most of his address to the de fense of the Wilson administration and its free trade policies. He attacked the record of Charles Evan Hughes as governor of New York. European war. HURT WHEN HIT BY SWING here from Thief River Falls. Minn., Moll to Josiah Last Edition warded to New London for the in, formation of the Mexican-American fortified positions against the armies commission. It is regarded' as prob able that an official version will be forwarded there soon by General Car ranza. Many army officers still believe Vil la is either dead or his power so crystalizing the interest manifested thoroughly broken that he could not teau, on the Greek-Serbo border north in the project into a working organi j,ope eral re-establish himself. Gen- menj some weeks MAKES PLEA FOR TIME IN WHICH TO PREPARE FOR TRIAL Virginia, Minn., Sept. 21.—An argu ment lasting all of yesterday, con cluded today, when Attorney Lee S. Eur of Minot, N. D., for the defend ant, made an impassioned plea for more time in which to prepare for trial of Carl Tresca," Sam Scarllet, Joseph Smith and other Industrial Workers of the World, indicted for the alleged murder of Deputy Sheriff Myron at Biwak. Judge Hughes grant ed his petition and allowed a con tinuance of the case until the De cember term but ordered that the trial be held here instead of in Hib bing, as defendant counsel asked. A tremendous propaganda, he main tained, is under way in this country the onslaught of the FIVE CENTS London, Sept. EOF HEMTLE Rain Still Impedes Operations frj Somme Region Germans Meet Reverses. RUSSIANS BREAK EVEN IN FIGHTING YESTERDAY Entente Forces Push Forward in the Macedonia Theatre of War. 21.—With the Sep* tember rains still impeding Probably the twelve mile battle sians attack repeatedly of the Central Powers. In Macedonia, on the we8t of that near ,he to involve the United States in the That the big battle has FARGO WILL HAVE MODERN INCINERATOR Fargo, N. D., Sept. 21.—Construc tion of an incinerator, recently con tracted for by the Fargo city commis sion, commenced yesterday, seth, representing the contractor, is Little Eva Fleck of Mandan, suf-:to superintend the work. engineer on the Northern fered a severe gash on the right tem-1 By the more sanitary method of morning, is that the pie and forehead yesterday when she! disposing of garbage, it is expected member of the was struck by the swing at the play-1 the city will better its already splen grounds of the parochial school. did health record. the oper ations on the western front in France, interest in the world war has been transferred to the Russian-Roumanian and Macedonian theatres, where vio lent fighting is in progress. most sanguinary en counters have taken place along the line in the region of Luptsk, Bohemia, where the Rus in mass form ation but only, according Berlin and Vienna, to both to meet with re pulse and heavy casualties. tle is still raging by the defenders of the and near Brizia has been sides of the Vulcan The bat in the region of Korytniza and Sviniusky. Germans Driven Back. To the north, along the Stokhod river, the Germans assumed the of fensive against the Russians, but ev erywhere were repulsed, according to Petrograd. On the other hand, at tacks by the Russians against the Austro-Hungarians in the Narayuvka river region of Galicia, were put down road to Lem- berg. In the Carpathians both Ber lin and Vienna concede that the Ten- tonic line east of the Panather ridge pushed back by the Russians. Although Berlin and Vienna tirement and ate fortifying tions. record the re-occupation of heights on both pass, Paris that to the south of Petroseny the Roumanians have stopped their're their posi Still Hold Positions. Severe fighting continues in Pob- rutija, where the Roumanians Russians are holding their and utronfly extreme west ern wing, the Entente forces have pushed their way three miles north east of Pearl, according to Hard Paris. fighting on the Kaimakcalan pla- Vodena, is in Pershing expressed/ the latter !with neither aide having t0 ago and General progress, but been able secure any advance. Sofia says Fiorina counter attacks Entente have by been repulsed with the capture of prisoners, including Russians and also machine guns. Austrlans Repulsed. Except for the repulse by the Ital ians of an Austrian attack south of Villa, Nova, on the Carso front, there has been only bombardments in this region. Thursday on the front in France was without noteworthy inci dent. A revolutionary provisional goveTn ment has been set up on the island of Crete, according to unofficial advices, which add that a committee of revo lutionists is to be sent to Saloniki. Former Premier Venizelos, while de clining to say whether he proposes going to Saloniki to head the move ment, reverted to his recent state ment that "if the King will not hear the voice of the people, we ourselves must devise what is best to do." Central Powers Suffer Defeat The Germans, Bulgarian and Turk ish troops, under Field Marshal Von Mackensen have been defeated in the Roumanian province of Dobrudja, ac cording to the official announcement from Paris. It is declared that the invaders have retired to the south and are burning villages in their re treat. The great battle, which was the climax of Von Mackensen campaign in the Dobrudja district immediately after the declaration of war by Rou mania, began on September 15, and ended, says Roumanian headquarters, on September 20. Roumanian, Russians and Serbians were pitted against the invaders* strong reinforcements having been hurried to Dobrudja when the oper ations under the noted German field marshal threatened to overwhelm a section of Roumania. A strong line to the north was hastily fortified and forces were thrown out to oppose I. Hel- teresting feature in Central Powers been a san- guinary one, has been cerifled by of ficial statements, which told of thft intensity of the fighting. THIRD PERSON TO MARRY INTO THE SAME FAMILY Jamestown, N. D., Sept. 21.—An in- connection with the wedding of Miss Maude Sophie H. Carter, well-known Pacific, this bride is the third Moll family to marry one of the children of Josiah Carter of Medina.