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FAIR VULCAN PUSS Ml General Haig's Forces Capture French System Near Cour. celette. ROUMANIANS REPULSED The battle in the Dobrudja region has broken out anew. The Russians and Roumanians took the-offensive, but failed to. make headway. One at tack was made on the right wing .if the Central Powers south of Pev'to parii and the other was on the left wing to ther£anube. An unconfirmed report by L,vay, of Rome says that Field Marshal,., von Mackensen con tinues to retreat and the fortress o£ Silistria has been abandoned by his troops. Roumanians Thrown Back. Roumanian attacks in Transylvania continue, and Berlin reports the re pulse of two Roumanian divisions on both sides of Herman-stadt. The Aus tro-Germans also have recaptured Vulcan Pass from the Roumanians. There has been little activity on the eastern front and in the Carpa thians. Petrograd records the re pulse of infantry assaults after gas attacks southwest of Lake Naroczz, and Berlin reports that Russian at tacks near Korynjtza, in Volhynia, railed. Tide Turns For Central Powers. The ti(Je in Macedonia appears to have turned in favor of the German Bulgarian force's.'- TW Bulgarians have taken Entente trenches between Fiorina and Lake Presbina and have repulsed attacks in the Vardar re gion. On the Belasica plain, between the Struma and Strumnitza rivers, the Entente forces, according to Ber lin, have evacuated the territory southward to Kusa-Balkan, directly behind the Struma. Austrians Checked. Austrian attacks in the Carso re gion in the lower Izzonso were check ed by the Italians, Rome reports. Ital ian trenches) on Hill 208, south of No vavas, were penetrated, but the at tackers were driven out later. Aus trian attempts against Hill 144, north east of Monfalcone, also were repuls ed. Another Airship's Raid. London, Sept. 24.—One German air ship and probably another was brought down during a raid over the eastern coast of England and the out skirts of London last night, accord ing to an official statement. One air ship was brought down on the outer part of Essex and it is reported an other fell on the east coast. No reports of casualties or damage have been received. The text of the statement ioliows: "An attack by hostile airships was made on Linconshire and the eastern counties and on the outskirts of Lon don. The latter attack was made from the northeast and southeast about midnight and was beaten off by our anti-aircraft defense. "One airship was brought down in flames in the southern part of Es sex and a report had been received that another fell on the Essex coast." The latter report, unconfirmed, fol lows "No reports of damage or casualties have been received as yet." In the last raid by German airships over England three weeks ago a Zep pelin was brought down in the Lon don district. The crew of the Zep near the spot where the Zeppelin de scended in flames. Lieutenant Rob inson of the Royal Flying Corps was responsible for the destruction of the raider and was awarded the Cross for his exploits. E NEAR TRANSYLVANIA Tide Tnrns in Macedonia Theatre in Favor of German-Bul gar Forces. London, Sept. 23.—British forces north of the Somme in France con tinue their progress toward the Ba paume. Following their success of Friday in advancing along a miie front between Flers and Martinpuich, the troops of General Haig have gain ed ground east of Courcelette. A strongly fortified trench system on a front of half a mile east of Cour celette and in the direction of Sars, on the PozieresjBapaume road, was carried by the E'ritish. The troops of Kron Prinz Rupprecht of Bavaria at tempted to penetrate the British linps near the Moquet farm, between Cour celette and Thiepval, but were beat en off, London says. Berlin deniea the British were successful in the at tacks east of Courcelette. French Attack Repulsed. The repulse of a French attack on the Combles-Rancourt line is record ed by .Berlin. The French, Paiis says, continue their tactics of harass ing the garrison defending the Ger man salient around Combles. Raids by the French patrols near the ertga of the town, resulted in the capturc of some prisoners. Fairbanks Is Ready to Take Stump Chicago, Sept. 23.—Charles W. Fair banks, republican nominee for vice president, will speak at St. Paul, Minn., October lath, it was announc ed at the speakers' bureau at west ern republican headquarters here to day. Mr. Fairbanks has recovered from his recent indisposition and will resume his western campaign at Oma ha, NeH, Sept: 26th. He will go from Omaha to the Pacific Coast, re turning by way of Montana and North Dakota, where he will make several speeches. PAY N.D.N.a A Inspection of Camp Mercedes Is Made by U. S. Officials Say First Is Best Regiment. INSPECTIONMADE ON SHORT NOTICE Mercedes, Tex., Sept. 23.—Officers and men of the First North Dakota Infantry stationed at Mercedes, Tex as, received a high compliment Sat urday from high officers of the Reg ular U. S. Army, who made an in spection of the troops, the camp and the clerical work of each company. At the conclusion of the inspection, whftfh was'a most rfcid~'unc, the officers are reported to have made the statement that they had never in spected a militia organization that would come up to the North Dakota Infantry, and that in many details, they even were superior to many regular army outfits. This inspection was made on short notice and it is surprising that such a showing could be more when prac tically no time was allowed for pre paring for the inspection. At nine o'clock Thursday night the North Da kota officers received word that their entire organization should be in the field with full equipment by eight the next morning to undergo inspection by officers of the Regular Army act ing under orders of the Inspector General. Things moved likely at the Dakota camp for a couple of hours that night and the boys were out before sun-up Friday morning, and ready to take the field. They were put through a stiff drill from eight in the morning until one p. m., after which the kitchens, mess halls, quar ters, sanitation and in fact the whole camp was thoroughly inspected. The inspectors found everything as slick as could possibly be expected, and not a piece of paper or any other kind of trash was to be found on the entire camp grounds. The clerical work of each com pany was examined and in nearly every instance the various accounts, reports, etc. received the inspector's O. K. This latter was especially flattering as the system of bookkeep ing used in the Army is entirely dlf ferent from that in any other line, and it takes expert accountants some time to become familiar with the many different forms, and to be able to wind and unwind the rolls of "red tape" without getting them tangled. Taken altogether the inspection was highly pleasing both to those who conducted it and to the officers and enlisted men of the North Dakota Regiment. May Move Camp Unless arrangements can be made for draining a swamp adjacent to the camp of the First North Dakota In fantry at Mercedes, it is contemplat ed to remove that organization to another location. Army officers here say that it will be impossible to main tain the past record for healthfulness, unless conditions caused by incessant rains for several months are reme died. Fifteen men are reported to have been removed to the hospital at the big camp at Llano Crande, three miles from Mercedes. They had con tracted malaria fever owing to the presence at the camp of mosquitoes, which breed in the swamp mentioned. The matter has been taken up by the Mercedes Commercial Club with the idea of doing the necessary drain age work. The Club is anxious that the camp be maintained at Mercedes and it is probable that the necssary arrangements will be made so that the present location of the North Da kota Infantry will not be condemned. OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING. The official board of the McCabe Methodist Episcapol church will meet in the office of the Harvey Harris real estate company. Monday even ing. FIRE DESTROYS THREE BUILDINGS ST. Spectacular Night Blasj Does Damage to Extent of $27,00.00 MAN BURNED WHILE SAVING LIVERY HORSES Clooten's Stable, Star Restaurant and Shooting Gallery Are Total Loss. ESTIMATED LOSS Livery stable: Building owned by Webb Brothers $ 8,000 Contents owned by Matt Clooten 10,000 Hearse and casket wagon owned by Webb Brothers. 2,000 Restaurant: Building owned by G. E. Wachter, restaurant by Frank Evarts 5,000 Shooting Gallery, owned by Fred Monier 2,000 Total $27,000 Fire last night did damage to the extent of $27,000 on Main street. Clooten's livery stable, the Star res taurant owned by Frank Evarts and Fred Monier's shooting gallery are a total loss. Origin of the blaze is unknown. Lack of a high wind, efficient work of the firemen and the excellent man ner in which the new high pressure booster pumps shot the water enabled the fighters to get what appeared for some time to be a fire that was a menace to the block, under control before it spread to any other build ings. Burned While Freeing Horses. Pete Nukish was severely burned on the left arm while cutting loose the horses. Although the fire was raging directly above them in the hay, Nukish and Walter Clooten work ed in the smoke-filled barn until ev ery one of the 2'i tun-sex had been given their freedom and clubbed out of the structure. Some of ihem ran part way clown the street and then turned and rush ed back to the burning stable. The men closed the door and prevented them from going in. Carriages Burn. Tty this time the barn was ablase from one end to the other, and only five carriages could be gotten out. One was hauled as far as the doorway and left, as the men fled. A bunch of boys watching the fire saw an opportunity in the Star res taurant and raided the pie counter. Some of them rushed out in the street, carrying their captured luxuries, but others were so excited that they com menced eating them on the spot, un conscious of the fire that was creep ing in upon I hem. Bystanders called to them to conte out, but they didn't move until the firemen took a second off from the big blaze and shot water in on them. Get Roasted Sardines. After the fire was over, the same contingent returned with reinforce ments and enjoyed sardines, salmon, pork chops, weinerwursts and simi lar things, cooked camp fire stylfe. The work of the fire-fighters, many (Continued on Paee Two) ptenwrd path) ©rilmnt THIRTY-SIXTH TEAS, NO. 281 (NEWS OF THE WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) Attempts to Board Train O James Flannigan of Jamestown Probably Fatally Injured Late Last Night. RECOVERY DOUBTFUL PHYSICIAN'S VERDICT Has Head Crushed and Arm Bro ken in Three Places Still Alive at Press Time. James Flannigan of Jamestown was probably fatally injured at about 11:30 last evening, when he attempted to board a moving freight, train in the Northern Pacific yards. The freight was leaving Bismarck for Mandan and when at the west end of the depot platform Flannigan attempted to jump aboard and was thrown iti under the wheels. One leg was severed from his body, his head was badly crushed and his right arm broken in thn\- places. He was rushed to a local nospital and up to press time this morning still survived, but attending physicians stated that his recovery was doubt ful. The injured man is in the insurance business in this section ol' the state and is a former railroad man. Just why he desired to make the trip to Mandan on the freight is unknown, as No. 1 was due but a few minutes lat er. ISJjCKED UP Dutch Vessel Captured OuUide of Flushing Several Americans Aboard. London, Sept. 23.—The Dutch jJiail steamer, Prinz Hendrik which [left Flushiiu^jjthis morning 'or LoiiBon having on beard 'a ntihT!ber of '"Rus sians, French, Belgians, and Itrifish, including some escaped war prisoijiers, was captured twenty miles out from Flushing, and taken to Zewbrutte, where approximately half of her sixty four passengers were taken off. Several Americans were aboard the steamer, including Mr. Hoover, chair man of the American Commission for Belgian relief, but they were not mo lested in any way. The steamer was later released and returned to Flush ing. Heavy mails were aboard, among them much from America, according to the latest advices. JURY FIND BILLINGS GUILTY OF MURDER San Francisco, Sept. 23.—Warren K. Billings, tried here for the murder of Mrs. Myrtle Van Loo,, one of the six teen persons killed by the explosion of a bomb during the San Francisco preparedness parade July 22, was to day found guilty in the first degree. The jury recommended life imprison ment. HE'S MHO LOSES 10 UN'S BIIID! A fight in the air between nature's bird, the eagle, and man's bird, the aeroplane, over the French lines, proved man's superiority. The eagle is shown here caught by its wings in the wire framework of the machine, after it attacked the aviator. Wilson Tells of Reasons for Pass age of the Adamson Measure. PREDICTS BRIGHT BUSINESS FUTURE Cloud Upon Domestic Horizon Is Relation of Capital and La bor, Says, PresKjpnt.j, Long Branch, N". J., Sept. 23.— President Wilson today actively open ed his campaign for re-election with, a speech replying to Republican crit icism of his settlement of the recent ly threatened railroad strike. Before a large crowd assembled at Shadow Lawn, he defended the eiglit hour day law, and declared also that the na tion must be freed of the possibility of interference with Its CQnjjpprce. Business men from various parts of New Jersey interrupted the President with handclapping and cheering. "The chief cloud that is upon the domestic horizon, is the unsatisfac tory relation of capital and labor," the President said, adding that, "so long as labor and capital stands an tagonistic the interests of both are injured, and the prosperity of Amer ica is held back from the triumphs which are legitimately its own." Bright Business Future. Mr. Wilson spoke of the bright fu ture for American business and then launched directly into a discussion of the railroad 'situation. Without di rectly mentioning Charles J£. Hughes, 'the republican nominee, the Presi dent brought in the Republican party by saying that about 70 republicans supported the eight hour law in the House of Representatives and Senate Republicans put no Obstacle in the way of the passage of the measure. "This was because the proposal was reasonable and was based on right," asserted Mr. Wilson. No Cause- for ArbiiratiOiV 1 The President met the argument that the railroad question should have been arbitrated with the flat state ment that he did not believe the eight hour day an arbitral question. Means of preventing a repetition of the threatened railroad strike were taken up in detail. The President said: "It will be intolerable if at any time any group of men, by any process, shall be suffered to cut society off from the necessary supplies which sustain life." After talking for twenty minutes about the railroad problem, the Presi dent discussed business generally. Me said that business in America have their real commercial strength put at their service by such meas ures as the Federal Reserve Act and now are on their mettle. Mr. Wilson spoke from the porch of Shadow Lawn. He was introduced by W. P. Kunyon, of Perth Arboy, N. J., who said men in all parts of the country were organizing to secure the President's re-election. dot emmf he Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 23.—Drys of all political parties, led by Governor Hunt, welcomed the Prohibition Na tional Campaigners here tonight, after a trip from Los Angeles, broken only by two short stops at Wickenberg and Glendale, Ariz. A local state fight primarily was responsible for the coming of the campaigners to Arizona. They paid particular attention to it in their speeches. Drys here are attempting to strengthen the present state-wide prohibition law by amendment, which would make it a misdemeanor punish able by a fine or imprisonment or both, to have liquor in one's passes sion. J. Frank Hanley, the presidential nominee, declared that the Prohibition party would cut a big figure in the present campaign, and there were only two parties left, Prohibition and Anti-Prohibition. COX WILL DIRECT Grand Forks, Sept. 23.—An impor tant announcement made public yes terday was that of the appointment by the state board of regents of Dr. John W. Cox of the faculty of the col lege of medicine of the University of North Dakota as acting director of the state public health laboratory. Dr. Cox will fill the position left vacant, by Dr. L. D. Bristol, who re signed recently to accept a position in Harvard university. Dr. Bristol's resignation was accepted by the state board of regents at their September meeting which concluded yesterday in Bismarck. T)r. Cox will enter upon the duties of bis office at once. Man Is Shot as Result of Labor War Chicago, Sept. 23.—While hundreds of persons looked on, James Mooney, 49 years old, secretary of the Chicago painters' union, was shot in the leg at a busy down town corner this evening. The shooting was the result, police believe, of a labor war which opened today with the exploding of a bomb at the residence of R. A. Shields, financial secretary of the Electric Workers' union. Roy Shields, a relative of the man whose house was damaged by the •bomb, was held, accused of the shoot ing. KO STATE Indianapolis, Ind., Sept 23.—Indian apolis put on a red and yellow dress of fire tonight to welcome Charles B. 'Hughes. His special rolled into the station half an hour ahead of sched uled time and the celebration upon which Republicans "Tierc have spent days was on. They met him with a bedlam of cheers, yells factory whistles and au tomobile sirens. They lighted their fireworks and plastered their flaming red on the Indiana sky. They stood by the tens cf thousand in the streets nd along the wy. Most of the time they could not see im, but they knew he wa sthere. They shot up more rockets and burned more red fire and made more smoke and cheered more and more. The cheers of the crowds acted as a tonic. Mr. Hughes' voice was almost gone when he reached the city. He had been husbanding it all day and deliv ered only meagre addresses to crowds which turned out to see him all the way from South Eend. iHis throat was not helped by the ppeech at Gary in the open air, with a raw wind from Lake Michigan. His doctors said, however, his condition was only a poor indication of the strain to which his voial chords had been sub jected. There was a possibility, the physicians said, they might cease suddenly at any time to do their work without a period of rest. IN AIM 1EX.SH00TING IFW BE San Antonio. Texas, Sept. 23.—An investigation will be made of the act of eight members of the Texas cav alry who yesterday crossed the Rio Grande Mexican line near Rio Dosa, and were fired upon by Mexicans. Colonel Barnum, chief of staff to Gen eral Funston, made this announce ment tonight and added if the action of the guardsmen was not justified they would be tried and punished. According to the report the Ameri cans were fired upon by ten Mexicans and one of the troopers lost his horse. No mention is made as to whether or not the Americans return ed the fire. GERMANY MAKES SOAPS AND FOOD OF CHERRY PITS! Lerlin, Sept. 23.—Prussian chem ists have discovered that cherry stones or pits contain fats and oils, and at present every school boy and school-girl in Prussia is collecting them and delivering them at the nearest government depots established for that pur pose in the cities, towns and vil iges. From the cherry stones chem ists have extracted enough fat for the manufacture of a cake of soap. A hundred stones yield enough oil for a portion of salad, and from a thousand stones can be extracted fat and oil in such quantities as to supply a whole household. Last Edition STRIKE TO I CARMEN WILL BE CARRIED OUT III DETAIL A GBEATWELCOIE Republican Nominee Tendered a Wonderful Ovation at Ind ianapolis. CANDIDATE'S VOICE STILL VERY WEAK JTVE CENTS Labor Leaders Order Union Men Not to Travel on Any Trac. tion Lines. INFRINGEMENT OF RULES TO RE MET WITH A FINE State Rureau of Mediation Will Investigate the Situa tion. New York, Sept. 23.—Traction lines of New York upon which a strike has been in progress since September 6 were only placed upon the unfair list today by the conference of labor leaders, which yesterday called for a suspension of work of approximately 160,600 workers to aid the striking carmen. Arrangements have been made to picket the subway, elevated and surface lines, it was announced, for the purpose of "'discovering the patrons." Penalties for riding upon these lines will be imposed on mem bers of unions by their respective organizations, it was stated by Ernest Bohm, secretary of the Central Fed erated union. The proposal to suspend work is based by labor leaders upon the con* tention that union men have no right to ride upon cars operated by strike breakers and protected by policemen. They assert, in addition, that by using such means of transportation they are menacing their personal safety. Continue Strike Plans. Members of the labor conferense, which is said to represent 80 unions, in Greater New York continued their plans today to put the sympathetic strike in effect at 8 o'clock next Wed nesday morning. One Coot ion of trade unionism Is xaid to hold to the belief that the "suspension of work" would constitute a repudiation and abrogation of satis factory contracts, which were signed in many cases after long and difficult circumstances. The state bureau of mediation and arbitration announced that it would begin next Tuesday a searching in* quiry into the strike situation. POSSE OK THAI or Man Who Shot Girl School leacher Thought to Be in Swamp. Bemidji, Minn., Sept. 23.—A fresh trail, thought to have been made by the unidentified man who attacked Miss Olga Dahl, Round Lake school teacher, Wednesday night, was found leading into one of the most inacces sible swamps in this section shortly after 7:00 p. m. today. The trail was found by posse men, who were cover ing a strip of country on the south side of Round Lake. The trail was made by a man, who is believed to have been running with a long, swinging stride, and as the word flashed from group to group of the searching men, a strong cordon was thrown about the swamp, and the capture of the man is expected at any time. A detail of the best men, under the charge of Sheriff Charles Gunder son, carrying pine knot torches and lanterns, are slowly following the trail through the tangle of btyrties and underbrush. The posse men believe that the man cannot go far through the swamp and feel that they may come upon him at any time. Although the fugitive will have a decided advantage, should he decide to shoot it out with the men who are trailing him, those who are following the trail decided to go into the swamp rather than give the man an oppor tunity to escape. A detail of men has been sent on the back trail to learn where the tracks began and how long a start the person who made them has over the searchers. MS HUGE WIFE DESERTBI ALSO 8KUIIST Fargo, Sept. 23.—H. W. Norton, alias Harry Nolan, who was arrested by Sheriff J. C. Ross at Arnegard Monday evening on a charge of wife desertion, is also a bigamist, officials claimed yesterday. The Mrs. Nolan whom he deserted here about two years ago is reported to be his second wife. He had married another worn* an in Virginia, Minn., in 1910, officials say.