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Republican Candidate for Gov
ernor Delivers Stirring Address EQUITABLE PRICES FOR MARKETING GRAIN ISSUE Middle Man Must Be Eliminated For Benefit of Farmers and All BV STAFF CORRESPONDENT Lynn J. Frazier Republican can didate for governor, addressed a good-sized gatthering of voters at Mandan yesterday afternoon In a spirited speech in which he praised the Non-Partisan league and all can didates running for office on that party ticket, and claimed that when these candidates were placed in of fice the government of the state of North Dakota would be bettered ten fold. Inclement weather frustrated the plans of politicial leaders and others in charge of affairs and Mr. Frazier did not deliver his address at the fair grounds as was contemplated. In stead he spoke from an automobile stationed in front of the Commercial Club rooms on Main street. Introduced By H. E. Behrens The gubernatorial candidate was in troduced by H. E. Behrens, one of the organizers of the Non-Partisan league. Immediately after the introduction a lengthy ovation was tendered the farmer's candidate. The majority of his speech was devoted to explaining the platform of the Non-Partisan lea gue and the efforts being made by all candidates at this early stage of the game to uphold the issues at stake. Equitable Prices For Marketing. "Equitable prices for marketing home products is the main conten tion of thp Npn-Partisan league," as serted Mr. F'rasier. "For many years grains and other products raised in North Dakota have been shipped to Minnesota and that state has been the Recipient of the credit for these products. We must eliminate the mid dle-man!. It is time to boost for the farmers, their crop and .best of all our great state of North Dakota. °I firmly believe that a good, hon est civil service act should be pass ed so that examinations must be tak en by candidates for appointive of fices and thus efficient men be placed in these positions. By this method all concerned would be benefitted. Eliminate the Middle-Man. "Year after year the profits derived by the middle-man from North Dakota farmers approximate $55,000,000. This money is being taken from the state when there is absolutely no reason why it should not be kept within the boundary lines and the farmers of North Dakota derive the benefit of this amount. The money that goes out of the state every year on the ,Jwheat crop alone, divided among the farmers of North Dakota, would give approximately $1,000. per year to each tiller of the soil. The farmers are poor enough without being robbed of their just due. The middle-man takes the cream of the profit and also the credit. Why should not the farmers, consumers and all concerned receive what rightfully belongs to them? "In my mind there is no reason why every businessman in North Dakota, in fact etery resident of this great state, should not co-operate and place the farmers in a position where they can get the best prices and also the best profit from their products. When the farmers are prosperous, business, as well as the people, also find condi tions improved. This is sufficient rea son for the maintenance of a slogan, 'Boost the Farmer and You Will Boost Your Own Interests.'" Three Evening Addresses. Last evening three addresses were delivered to the voters of Mandan and surrounding vicinity. Mr. Frazier spoke to a large crowd at the Bowery tent on .Main street, while H. E. Behrens talked to a gathering of railroaders in the Commercial Club rooms, delivering his famous speech, "Railroad and the Railroaders." Immediately after Mr. Frazier com pleted his talk he went to the Com mercial Club rooms, where he also addressed the railroad men. PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET MEMBERS OF JAPAN RESIGN Tokio, Japan, Oct. 3—Count Oku ma, the prime minister of Japan, re signed today, owing to his advanced age. The members of the cabinet also tendered their resignations to the emperor. %-y.. The Weather UNSETTLED Thos. A. Thousands Will Welcome Women's Special Train at Chicago on October S Chicago, Oct. 3.—Thousands of re publican women will welcome the Women's Campaign Train when it ar rives in Chicago at 12:15 p. m., Oc tober 5th, on its transcontinental tour in behalf of Hughes and Fairbanks. The women campaigners will be es corted to a hotel by several hundred automobiles, filled with women, where they, will be entertained at luncheon. Later there will be a public reception for the visitors. The speakers will then be divided Marlowe Says Republi can Candidate Will Win by •f Big Vote Chicago, Oct. 3.—'Thomas A. Mar lowe, republican national committee man froip Montana, visited Western Republican headquarters today and reported that his. state is safe for Hug'hes and Fairbanks. He said Charles P. Ray, republican candidate for United States senator in that state, will win by 10,000. He also de clared that Miss Jeannette Rankin, who is a candidate for a seat in the Lower House of the General Assem bly is certain of election. Several changes were made today in the itinerary of Charles W. Fair banks, republican candidate for vice president, who is campaigning in the Northwest. The revised itinerary is as follows: Spokane, Wash., October 9th Mis soula, Mont., October 10th Helena, Mont., October 11th Billings, Mont., October, 12th Bismarck, N. D„ Oc tober 13th Aberdeen, S. D„ October 14th. ENGAGE EXPERT Federal Engineer Will Construct Fill Through McKenzie Slough J. H. Dodge, the federal road ex pert who supervised the construction of the splendid piece of highway on the Red Trail west of Mandan, prob ably will be engaged by the Burleigh county board to supervise the con struction of the fill through the fam ous McKenzie slough. Mr. Dodge will accompany the County commis sioners to the scene of operations to day. An elevating grader has been employed for some time in building the big fill at that point, and the em ployment of the federal engineer to complete this important piece of work is expected to insure a perma nent improvement of real value to the Red Trail. It is planned to make the grade high enough and wide enough to meet ordinary conditions. Aside from the discussion of roads, the board confined its attention to routine matters yesterday. Practical ly all of today will be devoted to the inspection of roads. K. OF P. MEETING The first meeting of the Knights of Pythias lodge since vacation, will be held Wednesday evening, October 4, in the hall. All members are urgent ly requested to be present as plans will be made for the winter's work. Refreshments will be served. into eight groups and sent to different sections of the city, where they will deliver addresses at a number of large industrial plants. The special train will leave Chicago at 3 a. m. Friday, and arrive at Rock Island, III., at 7 a. m., where a four-hour stop will be made. The next stop will ^e at Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo, la. They will arrive at Minneapolis and St. Paul Saturday morning and leave St. Paul late the same night, enroute to the Pacific Coast. TAFT AND TEDDY COffiJOTR Noted Political Leaders Shake Hands at Reception for Hughes New York, Oct. 3.—Theodore Roose velt and William H. Taft, clasped hands for a moment tonight at the Union League club reception to Char les E. Hughes. "How do you do?" said Mr. Taft. "How do you do?" Mr. Roosevelt rejoined. Each bowed and Mr. Roosevelt passed on to shake hands with other I guests, leaving Mr. Taft to greet those who followed. A few minutes later. Mr. Roosevelt took his place in the receiving line. He stood between Mr. Hughes and Chauncey M. Depew. Just the other side of Mr. Depew stood Mr. Taft. Thus, standing in the same receiving line, they shook hands with the hun dreds of club members and their guests, who filed past during the eve ning. They did not meet again how ever. "We shook hands," Mr. Taft said afterward, "just like any gentlemen would shake hands." Col. Roosevelt declined to comment on the meeting. The meeting between Col. Roosevelt and Mr. Taft was the first since April 13.1915. FEDERAL COURT OPENS AT MINOT Minot, Oct. 3.—The Minot term of the United Spates district court for the district of North Dakota, convened at the court room in the federal building this morning with Judge C. !•. Amidon presiding. AmQng the officers who reached the city to participate in the session are United States District Attroney M. A. Hildreth of Fargo, U. S. Marshal S. J. Doyle of Carrington and Clerk J. A. Montgomery of Fargo. R. E. Hop kins of this city is the deputy clerk. A large number of prominent at torneys from different parts of thef state will be in attendance at the term. Local interest will center about the trial of Jacob Schwartz, who is charged with misappropriation of funds in his custody while employed in the post office in this ciyt. The case is set for hearing tomorrow but may be changed on the docket after the court convenes. RETURN TO BISMARCK. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. McLean are home after an absence of fifteen years, spent principally near Edmon ton, Alta., where he has been engaged in railroad contracting. Mr. and Mrs. McLean are old citizens of Bismarck, having resided here for twen*y-one years prior to their departure for Can ada. They are coming back largely because of Mr. McLean's health, as he finds the Bismarck climate more agreeable than any other. 27 Arrested on Charge of Gambling in Clean-up Campaign in Chicago Police Raid West Side Hotel and Catch Culprit "With the Goods" Chicago, Oct. 3.—The police made further efforts today to find public gambling, evidence of which Federal Judge Landis was drawing in detail from unwilling witnesses in his court. A spectacular raid on a West Side hotel resulted in the arrest of 27 per sons, one of them a woman, being captured. The police burst through a locked door and found an excited group, money in hands, just hearing the announcement of a race at Louis ville. Judge Landis meanwhile was ex tracting further details of the system of disseminating and utilizing race track information in hundreds of sa loons here and to correspondents in a score of other cities. CLARK OBSEQUIES HELD Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 3.—Simpli city marked the funeral services to day of the late James P. Clarke, senior United States Senator for Arkansas, and president pro tempore of the Un ited States Senate. The services were held at the Clarke home. Owing to the unexpectedness of Senator Clarke's death last Sunday, only five members of Congress from outside the state were able to attend the services. Charles P. Higgins, ser geant-at-arms of the Senate also was present. The entire Arkansas dele gation in Congress, all the state of ficials and other prominent persons in this state were present. MERE FROM M'KENZIE. Percy Bliss and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rodgers of McKenzie were visitors here Monday and Tuesday. THIRTY-SIXTH TEAS, NO. 339 (NEWS OF THE WOULD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) THIRTY INJURED III Street Cars Collide and Drop Thirty Feet When Bridge Collapses TELEPHONE OPERATOR PROVES A HEROINE Death List May Be Increased Owing to Sertous Injuries Received by Many Cleveland, O., Oct. 3.—Two persons were killed and liaore than 30 are in hospitals, as the toll of a bridge trag edy early this evening, when two street cars collided on the West Third street bridge, causing it to collapse, and precipitate the cars 30 feet to the Baltimore & Ohio railroad tracks. The dead arecrr. Mrs. Clara Dille, a passenger, and'Otto Borcbert, mo torman. Sixty Persons in Wreck. There were 40 persons on one car and 20 on the other. It was at first believed that the death list, would reach 20, but later it was found that, while dozens were hurt, only a few had been killed. The accident occurred when a southbound Scranton road car, carry ing a crowd of women shoppers home, at the rush hour, broke away from the inotorman on a hill approaching the bridge just as a northbound car reached the same point. The runaway car jumped the track and struck the northbound car. The combined weight of the two cars and the shock of the collision was too much for the wood en bridge, which sagged and then gave way. Operator is Heroine. Edna Waddington, a telephone op erator, employed by the Erie railroad, saw the accident from where she sat at her switchboard and turned in a call for ambulances, doctors and the fire department Hundreds within earshot of the scene heard the shrieks and cries of pain and terror as the cars carried their burden to death injury. 1 The work*of rescue began at once. Those who had not been seriously injured extricated themselves and gave aid to the less fortunate. It was not long until 30 had been taken out and carried to hospitals. Some are probably fatally injured and the death list will undoubtedly be swelled from this source. Will Conduct Inquiry. Mayor Harry L. Davis and Public Utilities Director Thomas F. Farrell rushed to the scene and promised to conduct a strict inquiry in an effort to place the responsibilty for the dis aster. GERMAN AMBASSADOR WILL CALL ON PRES. WILSON Long Branch, X. J., Oct. 3.—Count von Bernstorff, German ambassador to the United States, will call on President Wilson here next Monday, it was announced tonight, before Mr. Wilson starts on his western trip at 8:30 o'clock. It is presumed the ambassador will present a personal letter from the emperor to Mr. Wilson, replying to autograph messages sent by the Pres ident to the rulers of several Euro pean nations, urging that a method be agreed upon for getting relief sup plies to starving people in Poland. It has been reported that the Ger man reply does not tend to bring about an agreement. FILE MORE PETITIONS FOR COUNTY DIVISION Two petitions for a division of Mor ton county were filed yesterday with County Auditor Lee Xichols. One is the official request for the Washnig ton county division, which has been given much publicity. The other is for Lincoln county, with the plan of securing a county seat for Flasher. Dr. Geo. A. Speil man. Attorney R. H. Neely, A. R. Middleman and J. W. Stevenson pre esnted the Lincoln petition. This calls for a new county along the line directly west from the Missouri river and one mile north of St Anthony. This runs west to the line between Ranges 86 and S7, and thence south to the Cannon Ball river. The pro posed Lincoln county cut-off includes Carson, Brisbane, St. Anthony, Flash er, Timmer and all other towns in that district. 'WHY ROCKEFELLER IS A BILLIONAIRE! New York, Oct. 3.—To prove Wall Street's contention that John D. Rockefeller is now a billionaire, these figures on his Standard Oil holdings alone are offered: Par value of John D. Rockefel ler's 247,602 shares, $24,769,200. Value at the time of dissolution, at $675 a share, $167,194,100. Value today, including subsidi ses, at $2,014.07, $498,864,086.44. Increase in value of his hold ings since dissolution, $331,674, 938.44. His other investments and prop erty easily exceed his Standard Oil holdings. Wall Street says. Sribmte. MURDER HTfSTERY IS CLEARED UP CONFESSION James Allen Breaks Down Be fore Gruelling Probe and Tells of Foul Crime TOOK AGED WOMAN TO WOODS AND SHOT HER Man Steals Money and Valuables After Performing Dastardly Deed Grand Rapids, Mich.1, Oct. 3.—James Allen, 64 years old, broke down late today under a severe grilling and con fessed, according to Sheriff Berry, that he murdered Mrs. Hannah St. John, 67 years old, of Mayfield, New [York, in a lonely woods near here. jThe woman's body was found in the 'woods Sunday by two boys. Allen, who it is said, used the names James Allerton, and John Williams, is alleged to have confessed he mar ried Mrs. St. John shortly after her arrival here, May 19th, and shortly after their marriage he took her into the woods and killed her with a re volver. He is said to have confessed that after shooting Mrs. St. John he took what money she had in a hand bag. WINS FIRST CAR Max Walker Soon To Be Proud Possessor of Wonder, Auto mobile Probably the happiest boy'in Wash burn today is Master Max Wacker, son of Adolph Wacker of the McLean County Abstract and Title company, who has just been advised that his "B-Cee Light Eight," the juvenile car that's "just like dad's," has been ship? ped from the factory at. Battle Creek, Mich. Master Wacker was the first Mis souri Slope boy to win one of these wonder cars by turning in new sub scriptions for the Tribune. Seventy youngsters are diligently at work, and the fact that Max was the first to cross the line augurs well for his suc cess in later years. The Washburn young man mailed to the Tribune of fice 13 subscriptions, the mystic num ber in this instance proving a lucky one. Other juvenile solicitors are nearing the needed number, and very soon the "13-Cee Light Eight" will be as familiar to central North Dakota folk as are other standard makes of cars for "grown-ups." TO RED TRAIL FERRY Mandan, Oct. 3—The Red Trail Ferry Co. is the name of a new cor poration organized by Mandan busi ness men, who will see to it that next season a fii'st class ferry, of modern design is built and operated across the Missouri river. The new concern has been incorporated under the laws of North Dakota, with a capital stock of $15,000. A new ferry boat will be built during the winter, and every re quirement made for the safe and quick transfer of automobiles, teams and passengers over the river, and for new and substantial landings. Charles Staiey, immigration agent of the Soo Line, has gone east on an extended business trip, to include points in Minnesota and Iowa. SUBSTANTIATE CHARGES. Washington, Oct. 3.—The special war department board, which investi gated military aeronautics, reported today that its inquiry not only sub stantiated allegations of inefficiency on the part of army officers, but clear ly established that development of this branch of the service "is being conducted with energy and fore sight." HERE FROM KENTUCKY. Andrew Murrell Winfree arrived in the city yesterday on No. 3, from Louisville, Ky„ and will be the guest for some time of his mother, Mrs. F. E. White, Jr. F. J. Frankenhoff, who held down the first sack on Bismarck's prize team this season, is back from a visit to his home in Atchison, Kans., and announces that he has come to Bis marck to stay. MAN WHO STICKS TO WIFE 1 AFTER HOTEL TRAGEDY JOS C. LePud* Le Due is the Chicago business man and golfer who declares he will stick to his wife through thick and thin because he believes her innocent of any wrong and the man who rushed to her side after she was shot, with Joseph Graveur of New York, in a Philadelphia hotel. Mrs. Harry Belzer, former sweet heart of Graveur, killed Graveur and herself after shooting Mrs. Le Due. The wounded woman's husband says he will take her to a Chicago hos pital as soon as sbe is able to be re moved. BHl "NORTHER" STIES CAMP OF FHISTREGIENT Thermometer Drops 20 Degrees in Three Minutes Big Scramble for Blankets GEN. FUNSTON INSPECTS NORTH DAKOTA TROOPS Mercedes,' 'Tea&s,' Oct. "3.^-TSo. flfst "norther" of the season struck the Dakota camp Thursday night and the boys commenced to scramble for their extra blankets. Little rain fell, or rather blew, with it, however, and though the change of temperature from 70 degrees to 50 occurred in about three minutes, it did not get cold enough to make it uncomfort able, but on the contrary, only invig orated the men. General Frederick Funston, com manding the Southern division, with headquarters at San Antonio, arrived in Brownsville today and is expected here tomorrow, to inspect the Dakota and other state troops here and at Llano Grande. Every preparation for his arrival are being made so that he will find a model regiment and ideal camp in the First North Da kota. This is General Funston's first visit to the lower Rio Grande valley since the advent of the national guard. Companies and E of the Third battalion left yesterday for stations on the Rio Grande and Companies and will go tomorrow. The bat talion is under the command of Cap tain M. H. Sprague of Co. C, who is acting major. Most of the headquarters company will accompany the battalion to the river outposts and will be stationed at the Mercedes pumping plant, where: an ideal camping place is maintained for the troops patroling that section, Diary of a "Dough Boy." The following is taken from the di-1 ary of a Dakota "dough boy" for the week: Monday—Had letter from "Shor-j ty" Semling of F'ismarck todav and he says they are wearing a different sort of an overcoat from last year. (Continued on Page Three.) Prison Twine Plant Is Making Money—Demand Three Times the Output Industry if Operated at Capacity Wculd Return State Hand some Profit Manufacturing but 3,000,000 out of the 30,000,000 pounds of twine used I in North Dakota, and selling at an| average price of one cent under the market, the state-owned twine plant operated at the North Dakota peni tentiary showed a profit of $33,075 in the fiscal year recently closed. In 1915 the twine plant cleared $40,542. .49. At the same time the state pris on is costing the state $25,000 to $30, 000 per annum in excess of income, only one-third of the prisoners are employed in the twine plant, and there were received in 1916 three Continued on Page Three) !B':.."jt Last Edition •ww&zu'y & FIVE CENTS Bucharest Claims Allies Are Of* fering Stubborn Resistance Along the Danube INCLEMENT WEATHER ON THE SOMME FRONT Violent Fighting in Progress in Russia in the Galicia Region London, Oct. 3.—Although the Rou manians continue to gain ground against the Austro-Germans at vari* ous points in Transylvania, the situa tion in Dobrudja, which has attained added interest since the crossing of the Danube intd Bulgaria by Rouma nian forces, remains uncertain, Bucharest says that violent fighting continues all along the line, south of the railroad running from Constanta to the Danube, with the Teutonic al lies offering stubborn resistance to the Roumanian and Russian forces. Destroy Pontoon Bridge*. Sofia says that only "several bat talions" of Roumanians made their way across the river, and Berlin re ports the destruction behind them, by German monitors, of the pontoon bridges over which they passed. An unofficial dispatch from Rome asserts that Field Marshal von Mack ensen has ordered the evacuation of the Dobrudja fortresses of Sillstria and Turtukai, recently captured by the Teutonic Allies, in the fear of their being enveloped by the Rouma nians. Inclement Weather Near Somme. Heavy rains are interfering with the activities of the British and the French armies in the Somme region of France, but nevertheless Paris re cords the capture of an important trench north of Rancourt and the tak ing of additional prisoners, while Lon don says the fighting at Eaucourt l'Abbaye "is*~ proceeding satisfactor ily." Violent Fighting in Russia. Violent fighting has been in prog ress in Russia, west of Lutsk, and in Galicia, in the region of the Zlota Lipa river. West of Lutsk, according to Petrograd, the Russians made ad vances, but Berlin reports that all at tacks were repulsed, the Russians suf fering exceptionally heavy casualties. Berlin records an advance by the Austro-Germans against the British, who recently crossed the Struma, northwest of Lake Tahinos, while un official advices from Paris say the Bulgarians have abandoned several positions in the Starkov, Grob and Brod river regions, and that four towns northeast of Fiorina in Greece have been occupied by the Entente Allies. Italians Register Gain. In Albania, according to an Athens dispatch, the Italian military authori ties have occupied Argyro Castro, having ordered the Greek military of ficials there to evacuate the town. Except for the capture by the Ital ians of two lofty peaks held by the Austrians and a continuation of the heavy bombardment by the Austrians of the Castro front, in the hands of the Italians, there has been little ac tivity in the Austro-Italian theatre. Greek Situation Developing. The Greek situation continues to develop. King Constantin, according to an Athens dispatch, has in his hands the resignations of the mem bers of the cabinet, except those of the premier and the foreign minister. Fargo, N. D., Oct. 3.—M. P. Johnson of Tolley, president of the North Da kota Society of Equity, returned to the stat'e tonight, after speaking nine weeks in Kentucky, directing the Equity campaign among the tobacco growers. Organization work similar to that carried on among the grain farmers of the northwest is being employed. That the tobacco growers are not realizing the proper prices for prod ucts because of the system of grad ing and selling, which gives the pro ducer no voice in the transaction, is Johnson's view of the tobacco farm er's problem. TWO KILLED WHEN AUTO TURNS TURTLE Onawa, la., Oct 3.—L. L. Farley, Sioux City stockbroker, and Maurice Kelliher, Jr., Rapid City, 8. D„ were killed when the roadster in which they were riding skidded and turned turtle. Both men were pinned beneath the car, and died a few hours after they were found by a passing automobile party, a few miles from here.