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Workers Affiliated With the New
York Street Car Employes
Will Walk Out.
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
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."
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
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
Financial features were considered
at length, methods of financing being
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
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.
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
What has become of its deserted
hotels? They have been turned into
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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
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
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.
Grand Jury Indicts Hartford
Woman on Five Separate
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
.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
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
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.
Sheriff and Posse Scouring Woods
in Itasca County for the
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
In the general fund there was a
balance of $203,434.02, in comparison
with $105,2."t ."l in 1915.
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
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
Account of Bandit Raid Against
Chihuahua City Reaches
War Dept.
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.
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
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
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
re-establish himself. Gen-
menj some weeks
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
London, Sept.
Rain Still Impedes Operations frj
Somme Region Germans
Meet Reverses.
Entente Forces Push Forward in
the Macedonia Theatre of
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
to involve the United States in the That the big battle has
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
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
region of
Korytniza and Sviniusky.
Germans Driven
To the north, along the Stokhod
river, the Germans assumed
the of­
fensive against the Russians,
but ev­
erywhere were repulsed, according
Petrograd. On the other
hand, at­
tacks by the Russians against
Austro-Hungarians in the
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
pushed back
by the Russians.
Although Berlin and Vienna
tirement and ate fortifying
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
extreme west­
ern wing, the Entente forces have
pushed their way three
miles north­
east of Pearl, according to
fighting on the Kaimakcalan
Vodena, is in
Pershing expressed/ the latter !with neither aide having
ago and General
progress, but
been able
secure any advance.
Sofia says
Fiorina counter attacks
Entente have
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
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
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.
Jamestown, N. D.,
connection with
the wedding of Miss
Maude Sophie
H. Carter,
Pacific, this
bride is the third
Moll family to marry
one of the children of Josiah Carter
of Medina.

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