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PARTLY CLOUDY ONE WHITE TWO BATTLE WITH FIT INJOX CAB Altercation Ensues When White Aecidently Steps On Hand Of Negro NINE MEN ARE HELD PENDING INVESTIGATION Michael Levings Shot Dead And Others Are In Very Dan geroug Condition Billings, Mont., Oct. 6.—In a box car battle between negroes and "white men near Nihill, in Meagher county, last night, one white man was killed, two others were severely wounded and one negro slightly injured. The dead man was Michael Levings, who, together with C. E. Campbell, and L. Sitzwell, boarded the box car to ride to a nearby town in search of work. Campbell was shot four times, but it is not believed his in juries wilt prove fatal. The third member of the party, Sitzwell, was beaten severely about the head and body by the negroes and was picked up unconscious. Whites Trod On Negro's Hand. Information reaching here today was to the effect that the three whites, said to be harvest hands, boarded the box car at Nihill, and upon entering the dark interior, ac cidentally trod upon the hand, of a sleeping negro. The altercation fol lowed, in which fists gave way to re volvers. Levings was the first to fall, hiB body being precipitated from the open door of the car, and. Campbell fell to the floor of the car with four bullets in his body. The negroes are said to have then attacked Sitzell and beaten him unconscious. Nine Men Are Held. Nine men are held at Judith Gap pending an itivestigatiorw The- two white men have identified certain of the negroes as among those who. parti cipated in the battle. OLD I P. Bill OF MM. FOB Hit William Watson Has Contract to Surface Road Through McKenzie Slough The long abandoned Northern Paci fic right, of way through the McKenzie slough will yield eighteen inches of good gravel for the surfacing of the new road through the swamp, which is being built under the direction of J. H. Dodge, veteran federal road builder. William Watson of McKen zie has been awarded the contract for the hauling of the gravel. The haul in no instance will exceed 1% miles, and in some cases the gravel must be transported only a few feet. The fill will be about six feet high at the highest point. Near the middle will be built a concrete bridge, for which the contract has been awarded to the Fargo Bridge & Iron Works Co., which is installing $28,000 worth of bridges in Burleigh county. Ma terial is already on the ground. Mr. Dodge conipleted the inspection of 170 miles 6f county jroads with the commission ibis I0B RUNS Miff 001 OF I0WN UNO WRECKS Clfl Mil Wichita, Kan., Oct. 6—A mob of 1,000 citizens tonight ran Marshal Crowe and his three deputies out of the city of Augusta, an oil city, 20 miles east of here, wrecked the city jail and liberated six prisoners held on petty charges. The mob resented the arrest of sev eral prominent citizens on charges of violating traffic ordinances. APPLE CREEK FOLKS WANT CATTLE PENNED IN WINTER Apple creek folk are opposed to having herds run wild over their win ter rye, alfalfa and other cold-weather crops, and they yesterday presented to the county board a petition pray ing that action be taken to restrain the use of the open winter range in Burleigh county. The commission dopted a resolution to this effect and decided to pass the buck to the peo ple at the fall election. Small bal lots containing the resolution will be printed, and those interested will have an opportunity to vote on the question in November. The open range is said to be as popular in some sections of the county as it is unpop. ular in others. JAPAN'S ADVOCATE OF PEACE QUITS OUNT OK UNA Count Okuma, Japan's greatest statesman- and peace advocate, has resigned as prime minister to make way lor a man of bolder foreign pol icy. Okuma has been criticized by Japanese subjects because of his mild attitude toward China. E Regarding the report of a prospect ive match with Frank Moran, Carpen tier said he had received no offer and that the story was ridiculous, as no big boxing matches will be allowed in Paris until after the close of hos tilities. Carpentier will agree to meet Jack Dillon when the war is over, and said he would be glad to take on Jess Willard, subsequently in the United States or in Europe, under champi onship conditions. IMS MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM DEATH Jamestown, N. D., Oct 6.—Theo dore Tbom, wealthy farmer, miracu lously escaped death here last even ing, when a portion of his eight-cylin. der auto which he was driving home, was struck by the double-header on thf North Coast Limited, No. 1. Thom was picked up and taken to a local hospital, suffering from se vere muscular bruises on the left side and on the right arm. A trained nurse was placed in attendance and all callers were barred from the room today. The automobile was struck on the right side, the engine, the hood, one light, and a portion of the front axle and the right front wheel being de molished. Thom had turned south to make the crossing on Sixth avenue, think ing that it was clear after an east bound freight had passed, only to drive into the path of the westbound Limited. No one was in the machine with Thom at the time. SIX COACHES GO OVER DITCH FEW INJURED Granite City, 111., Oct. 6.—Six coaches of Chicago & Alton passenger train No. 3, Chicago to St. Louisfl over turned in a ditch four miles east of here late this afternoon. Of the one hundred fifty passengers only one was more than bruised. A mail clerk suf fered several broken ribs. ptemntxh BATTLE FRONT George Carpenter Turns Down Of. fer to Meet Jack Dillon In New York WILL 4a®9T JINJIL^,^..., THE WAR IS ENDED Aviation Headquarters, behind the French front in Prance, Oct. 6.—Geor ges Carpentier, heavyweight champi on of Europe, was interviewed today by special permission regarding an offer from fight promoters in Amer ica to meet "Jack" Dillon, in New York. "I had already refused 200,000 francs for two 20-round contests in San Francisco early in 1915," said Carpentier. "I am too busy on the French battle front to take up such things at the present time. When the war is over, I will be glad to visit my friends in the United States." State Institutions Show Total of $100,172,311.82 Deposits Gain INCREASE MORE THAN 25 PER CENT IN PAST TEAR Checking Accounts Grow From $19,000,000 to $34,000,000— Savings Boosted The hundred million mark has been passed by the resources of North Da kota's state banks and trust compan ies. This gratifying fact is revealed by the comparative statement for calls at the close of business June 30 and September 12 made public yes terday by State Bank Examiner J. G. Johnson. Four trust companies and 671 state banks September 12 reported resour-| ces aggregating $100,172,311.82, as compared with $90,935,416.30 June 30, 1916, and $72,175,495.13 at the close of business September 2, 1915. This gain of almost thirty percent within the space of a year is regarded as remarkable, and it is a positive proof that North Dakota is prosperous and progressing. Gain In Deposits The report shows that checking ac counts have increased from $19,000, 000 in 1915 to $34,000,000 savings accounts have grown from $1,900,000 to $2,400,000 time deposits have swell the capital stock of the state banks and trust companies increased during the year $800,000 the number of in stitutions operating increased from 641 to 675. During the two months and a half covered by the statement just issued, loans and discounts gained $2,969, 115.99 the amount due from approved reserve agents, $5,206,333.51, and the cash on hand Increased $455,615.91. There was a $4,708,446.83 boost in de-1 posits subject to check an increase of $3,378,619.47 in time certificates of deposit, and a gain of $260,000 in cap* ..A. decidftdl# Uoaltb^lntU-. cation Is indicated by the report which covers a summer term of substantial progress for the state at large. COMMERlLlUB TO PAY PRJZB FOR CORN Will Boost Exposition to be Held in Connection with Poultry Meet Attractive prizes for the best ex hibits of corn of the several varieties displayed at the corn, poultry and al falfa show, to be held in connection with the annual meeting of the Mis souri Slope Poultry association in Bismarck next January will be offered by the Commercial club. The club committee on agriculture met with Secretary' Milhollan of the poultry association yesterday and pledged its support to the big mid winter show. The amount of the prizes has not been determined, but it is probable that they will aggre gate $200, and thaft the individual wards and sweep-stakes will be made large enough to attract exhibits from all parts of the slope. Many Prizes for Corn. In addition to the Commercial club prizes, awards probably will be offer ed by Morton, Dickinson and other slope counties for the best corn exhi bited by their citizens, and valuable cups may be hung up by other agen cies interested in the development of central and western North Dakota. Suitable prizes will also be offered for alfalfa. Secretary Milhollan will have his premium lists out in a few days. In point of attendance, exhibits and in terest, the coming exposition is ex pected to prove by far the best in the history of the association. There is more interest today in poultry, corn and alfalfa 1han ever before noted in North Dakota. VIOLATED GAME LAWS Northern Pacific Laborers In North Dakota Are Mulcted $200. Jamestown, N. D., Oct. 5.—Fines to taling $200 were paid by five laborers on the Northern Pacific Monday for violating the state game and fish laws. The arrests were made by Game Warden Malcolm Sinclair. Guiseppi Mustilli pleaded guilty to the charge of not having a non-resi dent license and was fined $50 and costs, amounting to $60 Decarlo Gues sezzo, Antonio Campiona, C. Bizz and Lini Vincenzo were each fined $25 and costs, or $35 apiece, for failing to state that they were not citizens of the United States, as is provided in sections of the game laws. The guns were taken and used as evi dence. Game Warden Sinclair states that reports have been reaching him of late of restaurant keepers serving and sell ing wild game and charging for it. He believes that many do not kn»w that it is a violation of the state game laws. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, MO. 242 (NEWS OF THE WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) FIVE CENTS Prize Honor Prisoner in Toils Again •v.* Denver Woods, Paroled From North Dakota» Convicted in Montana WENT TO MOTHER'S LAST RITES WITHOUT ESCORT •r i\ Second Degree Murder Convict From Marmath Was Much in Print Year Ago Denver Woods, North Dakota's prize honor prisoner,, is in the toils again. This news reached the peni tentiary last night in the form of a* dispatch from Miles City advising that Denver and his brother, Oscar Woods, had been convicted of grand larceny at Baker, Mont.- The sentences drawn were not giveitf Evidently Den ver's brother is something of an honor man himself, as the dispatch states that Oscar was rele&sed on bonds, pending trial, September 15, to per mit him to attend hiri wedding. Sent Up From Marmarth. Denver Woods was s?nt up in April, 1911, from Hettinj##.'Adams county, on a thirteen gears' sentence for sec ond degree manslaughter, lie imme diately set about becoming a model prisoner, and he succeeded so well that about two years ago, when his mother passed away, Denver was per mitted to journey-unaccompanied to Montana for the obsequies. He re ported back to prison on the day set, and his high sense of honor won for him hundreds of columns of publicity in the state press, whose sob artists worked overtime on the story. Honor Proeurea Parole. So much attention was attracted to Denver Woods through this jour ney and so excellent was his prison record that in December, 1914, he was released on parole. Since that time he has been in Adams county, or across the line, neai Baker, Mont., to letter pla«e lip again baa run afoul the 'authorities. May Have Eight Years More. What effect Denver's latest esca pade will have on his unserved sen tence of about eight years in North Dakota could not be stated at the penitentiary last night. The warden was out of town, and the files were locked up. There was no question, however, that during the five years which he did spend within the prison walls Denver's record was 99.97 per cent pure, nor that he has had a per fect parole record since leaving the prison. The specific charge in the present instance is "rustling," some strange mavericks having been found in a parcel of cattle which the Woods were herding. The prison authorities had been advised of the arrest of Denver Woods, but did not learn of the conviction until last evening. Hfl US MUM Bill Former President Attacks Enact ment By Congress In Impassioned Speech Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 6.—The eight-hour law, recently enacted by congress, was atacked by William H. Taft tonight, when he addressed a large crowd at the Coliseum, discuss ing the development of constitutional government of the state. Mr. Taft's speech was a part of the County Day program, in connection with Indiana's Centennial celebration. The former president commended the pageant depicting a century's ad vance in the state, and reviewed a parade in which all of the 92 counties were represented. OUR CARTOONET BREAKING IN A6AIN PAGE tribune. AIL ON 11 SAVED Steamer "Hawkhead" Rammed By American Vessel in Heavy Fog PASSENGERS RESCUED BY AID OF SMALL BOATS Great Excitement Follows Crash, But Officers Restore Order Norfolk, Va., Oct, 6.—The British steamer, Hawkhead, at anchor in Hampton Roads, off Sewald's Point, was run down and sunk about S o'clock tonight by the Chesapeake Steamship company's Bay Line steam er, City of Norfolk, outward bound from this port for Baltimore, with a number of passengers. The City of Norfolk was badly damaged about the bow, but there was no loss of life, so far as is known. The collision oc curred during a heavy log. Captain Hand and the crew of the Hawkhead were taken off by small boats lowered by the City of Norfolk, the river steamer, Pocahontas, and other craft which were passing. Fif teen minutes after being struck, the British ship had settled on the bot tom in 30 feed of water. Most of the 100 passengers on the City of Norfolk were at dinner when the crash came. There was great ex citement for a few minutes, but the officers soon succeeded in restoring order. Although the City of Norfolk's bow was carried away for ten feet, the collision bulkheads held, and she turned about and steamed slowly back to this port, being assisted by tugs. NOT REQUESTED TO E U. S. Will Not Be Asked to At- tempt to End the European War Officials at the department today said that only a specific request for mediation by one of the belligerents would bring about any efforts by this country to effect a European peace. In the absence of Secretary Lans ing, who is ill at his home, high offi cials of the department said no action would be taken by this government unless actually requested. Even if a direct offer were to come from one side, doubt was expressed whether a willingness to receive mediation would have to come from both sides before this country would act. There is a growing conviction among some officials that a military peace brought about by almost direct negotiations between the belligerents will be the probable outcome of the war. LUGE (MM SEE lOIOKLE IMS Jamestown, N. D., Oct. 6.—Elmer Berg of Jamestown, riding' an Ex celsior, in a field of four starters, this afternoon won the motorcycle race, the most interesting event on the Stutsman county fair program for the day. His time was 6 minutes and 35 seconds. A W. Matapek was second Frank Schneider, third, and Olaf Ol son, fourth. Purse—$50. A crowd estimated at several thou sand people gathered on the grounds this afternoon in celebration of Ken sal day. The Kensal band was pres ent and furnished the concerts for the day. A two-day relay race was introduced on the speed program this afternoon in which the first two heats for the first day were won by "Black Beauty" owned by A1 Moody of James town. The race will be completed Friday afternoon. Friday or the closing day of the fair is Jamestown day. It is expected that the banks and several of the business houses will close their doors at the noon hour in order to permit the em ployes to attend the fair. The James town band will give the concerts for Jamestown day. The results of the 2:35 pace this afternoon for a purse of $150 resulted as follows: "Spiritwood" 1-1, "Vesta Stearns" 3-2, "Maude B" 2-4, "Nellie B" 4-3. Time—2:40^ and 2:38%. I TURN AGAINST THE FACE SHIELDS TO PROTECT TEUTONS a Germany has reached back into the middle ages and brought out steel face shields to protect soldiers who put their heads above trenches to fire rifles. A vizored helmet is fastened with two leather straps crossing be hind the head. It is pierced by two small holes for the eyes. ED FOB Kidnapping Plot Nipped In Bud When Victim Turns On His Guard POSSE ORGANIZED TO HUNT CRIMINALS Steamboat Springs, ^Colo^ Oct. 6,— An attempt to secure $15,000 ransom a* by kidnapping R. M. Perry, manager of th0 Moflw Coal mine at Qak Creek Wednesday night, was frustrated today when Perry, at an opportune moment, 1 -Washington, Oct. 6.—'Ranking of ficials of the state department said today they had no information to in dicate that Ambassador Gerard is bringing home a request from Ger many that the United States inter cede to end the European war, and were inclined to disbelieve the story. Count von Bernstorff, the German am bassador, declared he knew positive ly that it was untrue. seized a revolver from one of his captors and shot him dead, according to J. C. Frye, sheriff, who with Perry and a posse began pursuit of others of the band. One of the kidnappers was arrested 1 and taken to jail at Steamboat Springs. While awaiting a reply from a de mand for the ransom sent Perry's father, S. M. Perry, in Denver, the younger Perry was kept under guard in a canyon in Twenty Mile Park, mid way between Coal Creek and Steam boat Springs. According to reports here Perry freed himself from the ropes with which he was tied, procured the re volver from his guard, and killed him. Perry made his way to a ranch house, from which he telephoned. The message was confused, however, and its source could not be determined before communication failed. Sheriff J. C. Frye organized a posse, and is said to have found Perry un harmed in Twenty Mile Park. lUNRUVEU TODAY AT HIS HOME Crestline, Ohio, On board President Wilson's special, Oct. 6.—President Wilson plans to make tbe second strictly political speech of his cam paign at Shadow Lawn tomorrow aft ernoon before members of the Wood row Wilson Independent League. Re turning from Omaha Nebraska, he will arrive at Long Branch, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and at once begin preparations for receiving the Independents. In addition to the In-1 dependents the meeting will be at tended by Progressives, also, lead by Hugh Gordon Miller of New York. FAVORS STATE DRAG LAW COUNTY ROADS NEED IT J. H. Dodge, federal road expert, fa vors a state drag law or some provi sion which will make available more money for the dragging of county roads. He suggests that legislation to this effect should be considered at the next session, as dragging is the one thing which North Dakota roads stand most in need of. WILL GO INTO GAME WITH CRIPPLED LINE-UP Fargo, X. D., Oct. 6.—The Xorth Dakota Aggies may go into the first game of the season with a crippled line-up, as a result of the fact that four men have been out of the same hpciu°e of minor injuries. The Aggies open Saturday on lo c*1 PeW, with the Wahpeton School of Science as their first, opponent. Coach Davis sent his men through a tough scrimmage yesterday after noon, and repeats today, giving the footballers a "day off" tomorrow. Last Edition STOP F1U Heavy Fighting Continues In Do» brudja Russians Make Big Advance CZAR'S MEN FORCED BACK IN PERSIA Artillery Active On Somme Front Austro-Germans Take 1,200 Prisoners In Qalicia London, Oct. 6.—Turning against the Roumanians, who had been ad vancing steadily in eastern Transyl vania, Austro-Hungarians and German troops have defeated the Invaders de* cisively along a 50-mile front. North of Orgusas, near Reps, the Rouma nians are in retreat, pursued by the Teutonic troops. The successful repulse of the invad ers on the southern end of the line was at the hands of General von Fal. kenayn, former chief of the German general staff, and who only last week routed the Roumanians around Her manstadt and drove them back to their own frontier. North of Reps the Austro-Hungarians recaptured po sitions and took more than 200 pris oners. Bucharest admits that tbe Roumanian troops in eastern Transyl vania had been withdrawn before at tacks by superior forces in the ro» glon of Folgaras. Heavy Fighting in Dobrudja. In Dobrudja heavy fighting contin* ues along the line south of the Con* stanza-Bucharest railway, with Bo* charest recording progress for the Russians and Roumanians in the cen er and on their left wing. Teuton Positions Assaulted. While General Erussilloft apparent* ly has ceased, at least for the mo ment, his attacks against the Austro tje'ffh^n iines1 In Yolhyntft, west' of Lutsk, he continues southwards his assault with greater intensity against the positions of the Teutonic Allies, guiding the approaches to Lemberg, capital of Galicla. Although the Rus sian attacks were held up northeairt of Lemberg, those southeast of the capital, according to Petrograd, re sulted in the taking of positions south of Blzezany, and the capture of 500 prisoners. Berlin, however, declares that all Roumanian attacks in Galicla have been repulsed, and that the Aua tro-Germans have taken 1200 prison* ers from the Russians in Macedonia, the armies of the Teutonic Allies con. tin ue to advance. The British troops that crossed the Struma, northeast of Saloniki, have taken the town of Nevolyen, which f/as evacuated by the defenders. South of Monastir, Serbia, violent fighting in the region of the Cerna river is reported by Paris. The artillery continues active on the Somme front in France, accord ing to reports from the war offices of all the belligerents. Russians Receive Setback. A detailed report from Constants nople tells of the rout of Russian troops northeast of Hamadan, Persia. Tribesmen in Ispahan, says Constan tinople, have risen in revolt and driv en the Russians from the city. Petro grad, on the other hand, reports pro gress for the Russians west and southwest of Trebizond, in Armenia. POSTOFFICE RECEIPTS SHOW BI6 INCREASE Assistant Postmaster Xjindqulst has compiled a statement of the re ceipts at the Bismarck postoffleo for the past month and also the quarter ending September 30. During Sep tember of this year the total receipts were $5,851.69, as compared with $4, 716.43 for the same month In IMS. The quarter ending September SO this year showed that the local postofflce boosted Uncle Sam's Income 123,491.11 whereas in 1915 the receipts for that quarter totaled $21,283.74. Mr. land* quist states that the business of tho local office is increasing rapidly and also anticipates that the receipt* tor the quarter that has just been started will give him an opportunity to issue a banner report. Will MEET DEMANDS EOR INCREASED PRICE New York, Oct. 6.—Representatives of milk distributing companies hand ling virtually the entire supply of the city, except that dispensed hy the Borden, Sheffield Farms, and Mutual McDermott companies, agreed at a conference late tonight to meet tho demands of the Dairymen's League for an increased price and six months' contract under certain conditions.