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Republican Candidate for Gov
ernor Delivers Stirring
Middle Man Must Be Eliminated
For Benefit of Farmers
and All
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
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
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
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.
Tokio, Japan, Oct. 3—Count Oku
ma, the prime minister of Japan, re­
signed today, owing to his advanced
The members of the cabinet also
tendered their resignations to the
The Weather
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
Federal Engineer Will Construct
Fill Through McKenzie
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.
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.
Noted Political Leaders Shake
Hands at Reception for
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Percy Bliss and Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Rodgers of McKenzie were visitors
here Monday and Tuesday.
Street Cars Collide and Drop
Thirty Feet When Bridge
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
His other investments and prop­
erty easily exceed his Standard
Oil holdings. Wall Street says.
James Allen Breaks Down Be­
fore Gruelling Probe and
Tells of Foul Crime
Man Steals Money and Valuables
After Performing Dastardly
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
Max Walker Soon To Be Proud
Possessor of Wonder, Auto­
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,
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."
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.
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
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.
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
Thermometer Drops 20 Degrees
in Three Minutes Big
Scramble for Blankets
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
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
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)
Last Edition
Bucharest Claims Allies Are Of*
fering Stubborn Resistance
Along the Danube
Violent Fighting in Progress in
Russia in the Galicia
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
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
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
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
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.
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.

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