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T6e Weather -$ ,••_•"• F*I» a FAIL IN THRUST Military Authorities Say Tran sylvania Will be Scene of War Decision. GERMAN PROGRE88 IN WESTERN WALLACHIA Serbs And French Close in On Monastir in Macedonia Theater. London, Nov. 18.—The British army delivered another assault on the Ger man lines on both banks of the An ere river today, in what is described by the German war office as another attempt to break through. The at tack, which was preceded by "enorm ous artillery activity," failed, accord ing to the German announcement. The fighting is still in progress near Geuedecourt, south of the Ancre. This action followed British advances northeast o* BeaumontHamet, and north of Beaucourt, last night, accord ing to the British announcement. French attacks near Sailly-Saillisel last night broke down under the Ger man fire, according to the German reports. On the other hand, the French report a repulse of an attack by the Germans on the French trench es at E'iaclies. 7 Transylvania in Limelight. Military authorities in Berlin are quoted as saying that the southwest ern theatre of war, the Tranwlvanian campaign, is to be the scerte of. the decision in the war, not the Russian front, nor the front at Verdun, nor on tho Sommo. Germans Progressing in Wallachia. The German troops in western Wal lachia are reported by Berlin to be making good progress and scoring further gains in the Alt and Juil val leys. The Roumanians announce that violent fighting continues .in these two valleys, but that tliey made pro gress near Baviolegges. Serbs and French Gain. The Serbians and French continue to close in on Monastir, the import ant objective on the western Mace donian front. Serbians report the capture of the tredches east of the Cerna, while the French fetched the outskirts of Kenana. Berlin, however, declares Entente attacks on the plains south of Montfstir were defeat ed withft heavy losses. New And vio lent fighting on the Macedonian front was reported from Berlin yesterday. SEES PRESIDENT Washington. Nov. 18.—Henry P. Davison, a partner of J. P. Morgan, held a 45-minute conference with Pres ident Wilson at the White House to night. The engagement was made at Mr. Davison's request. Afterwards he responded to all questions by saying: "I have nothing whatever to say about my visit to Washington." Mr. Davison's call at the White House was linked in some quarters with a report that the' Morgan inter ests had helped the National Industrial Conference board with the purpose of organizing employers to fight the eight hour day. Mr. Davison told here that the story was an absolute fabrication. BURLEIGH COUNTY BUILT 148 MILES OF NEW ROAD THIS SEASON—GRAVELING J. WL Friddle, superintendent of road-making operations for the Bur leigh county commission, has laid up his equipment for the winter, except ing only the new elevating grader, which has some work to finish this side of the McKcnzie slough. Burleigh couhty in 1910 built 148 miles of new country road and re dressed 35 to 40 miles of old high way. The record for new road-mak ing does not compare with that for 1&15, when 172 miles were construct ed. It is the general opinion, how ever. tfiat better roads have been built this year. It is also true that the extreme wetness of spring and early feummer made it impossible for the commission to get the heavy tractors and graders into service un til very late. The soil worked this year, too, wai, the most difficult to be found in the county, sufficient rock having been picked from the road way 4n the northeast portion of tn« county to surface, if crashed, every mile of highway built in that region. Graveling the county highways will be the next advanced step taken by the Burleigh commission, it is pre dicted. There probably is not a stretch of road in the county which could not be surfaced from pits with in a distance of two miles. The cost, it i% claimed, would not be great, and the result would be the best general purpose highways to be found in the state. Under their present condition, the turnpikes are excellent in dry weather, 'but they are the de'il's own mess in wet. TT pr-rv:^f^' -, THIRTY-SIXTH YEAS, Ma 879 (MEWf OF Ml WORLD) BI8MAB0K, NORTH '.•* M'l .. lhe mfs Wilson To Rush Labor Legislation Washington, Nov. 18.—The first act ual steps toward carrying out the re mainder of President Wilson's railroad legislation program, to compel investi gation of labor disputes before strikes can be called, will be taken Monday when he confers with Representative Adamson, chairman of the house con ference committee, and author of the eight-hour law. The officials said to day the American Federation of Lab or's declaration against the president's plan would not deter him. MAY WITHDRAW TROOPS. Washington, No?. 18.—The dead lock reached by the joint international commission in session at Atlantic City to discuss Mexican border problems was taken up tonight at a White House conference between President .Wilson, Chairman Lane, chairman of the American commissions, Secretary Lansing and Secretary Baker. Offi cials made it plain that if satisfactory arrangements for the protection of the border were made, General Pershing's troops will be withdrawn. HOME FROM CONVENTION. E. J. Taylor, state superintendent of public instruction, and !Miss Laura Sanderson, his assistant, returned yes terday from Fargo, where they had attended the annual convention- of the North Dakota Education associa tion. 1 To-morrowThe Bismarck Tribune will be published as an eveifing paper, train service out of Bismarck necessitates this change as well as an insistent, demand from many readers and advertisers. In order to reach a targe percentage of our mail subscribers upon the day of publication, it is imperative that we make this change. All readers best served now^bij the moaning edition will be given the same-service through a special mail edition carrying the Idtest tel egraph service. Bismarck subscribets will be given a paper delivered at their doors each evening when they have plenty of leisure time to read one. Under this arrangement, The Tribune can serve its patrons much better than in the past. Both the Associated and United Press services have been secured. This will insure readers up-to-the-minute service on all important events. They will get the news from twelve to twenty-four hours ahead of th&Twin City, Grand Forks and Fargo papers. It is the intention of the management to make The Tribune bigget and better. More attention will be given to state news, especially State capital news. A trained newspaper man is kept at the state house each working day, and during the legislature, better facilities will be provided for handling the news of the session. Our state news service will be unexcelled by any in the state. The last edition will carry a story of every important detail up to adjourn ment of the legislative day, and readers in our immediate*vicinity will yet the NEWS on the SAME I)AY it'happens, not twelve to twenty-four hours after. Just a word as to policy: The Tribune will continue to be, as it has been for the last thirty-six years a consistent supporter of the principles of the Republican party. '1 hi its news columns, however, it proposes to be strictly independent ond non-partisan. The readers are entitled to the news untainted by partisanism. ..w: .... "tnt hetfl is to convene soon. The Trwune proposes to tell the story just as it happens. Farmers can depend upon the reports being reliable and fidr^-t* f\t *\i*' In addition to the press service mentioned, The Tribune will con tittup to carry the Newspaper Enterprise features which have proved so popular. These will ada "pep" and ginger to the news columns. Itou cannot afford to be without The Tribune this winter with BIG NEWS breaking at the STATE CAPITAL. DAILY, BY CARRIER, PER YEAR ... .16.00 DAILY, BY MAIL, PER YEAR .4.00 DAILY, DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION (by mail)..... .. 1.09 Send In Your Order Now CAN'T MM HIGH COST ON EARNERS Chicago, Nov. 18.—Chicago grain men and students of crop conditions here today contradicted a charge made by Joseph Hartigan, commissioner of weights and measure? in New York that westtern farmers had under esti mated their crop reports to the fed eral government and forced up the price of foodstuffs. "The attack of Mr. Hartigan on the honesty of the American farmer and the reliability of the American crop reporting system is just about as far from the truth of the situation as his statement a few weeks ago that the Board of Trade had bought up all the wheat in the country and were making the high cost to the consumer," said George P. Griffins, president of the Chicago Board of Trade. "Both statements show that the gentleman has not studied- the crop conditions to any degreo worthy of consideration." Millard R. Meyers, editor of the American Co-operative Journal, official publication for a number of farmers' organizations, also criticised the state ment of Mr. Hartigan. "It is absurd and preposterous to say that there is any concerted action among farmers either honest or dis honest that governs the movement of their grains or making up the crop re ports." LAST MEETING OF BOARD. The last stated meeting of the pres ent Burleigh county-board will be held December 5. -, ,\xjn Vs «V?^ iT'h: A ,i I DAKOTA, "v. & .* v,*V" j-.'-. ,• A'.* H, :ry" Dress Too Immodest Say Women Indianapolis, Nov. 18.—William J. Bryan, former secretary of state, at a conference with delegates to the Na tional Woman's Christian Temperance Union here today, advised the women to "do everything possible to stimu late rivalry between the democratic and republican parties in the cause of prohibition." The present fashions in women's dress were condemned by Mrs. Lumv da B. Smith, of Ottawa, Kan. She said. "Cry aloud against the immodest dress of women and girls. The time is here that one cannot tell by the dress of women the pure women from the courtesan, so flagrantly immodest has the fashion of dress become." WOLF PELTS BEGIN TOl COME OT—FEW MAKING FORTUNE FROM BOUNTY Wolf pelts are 'beginning to arrive more frequently at the county audi tor's office, as winter approaches and the farmers find more time to go after the "varmints." The champion boon ty-winner of the past week was Jacob Holwagner of Arena, who brought in six pelts, for which he received $15 In warrants. C. A. Stillwell of Boldwin also brought in one hide. Since Jane 1, 1*15, the Burleigh county auditor has igsued 77 warrants, calling for 12.50 apiece. OPENS AFTER LOJfi DELAY Oscar D. McDaniel, State's At torn^, Charged With Kill il ing His Wife. ARE WEARING CHAIN OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE Physicians Say Blows Were Struck Long Before Doc tors Were Called. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 18.—Oscar D. McDaniel, prosecuting attorney of Buchanan county, was placed on trial in the criminal court here today on the charge of having murdered Mrs. Harriet Moss McDaniel, his wife. The testimony of two physicans, Dr. J. J. Wisher, who was acting coroner when the crime was committed, and Dr. J. L. Cox, police surgeon, was presented during the afternoon session, follow ing the selection of the trial jury and the state's opening statement deliver ed by Bert M. Lockwood, special pros ecutor, this morning. Dr. Wisher testified he had been asked by the accused man to delay the coroner's inquest, and then when he had determined upon it, had been ask ed by Mr. McDaniel to declare to the newspapers that it had been requested by the prosecutor. The most damag ing testimony given by Dr. Cox, as viewed by the prosecution, was his statement that the blows which killed Mrs. McDaniel were struck three-quar ters of an hour before McDaniel called for a police surgeon to attend Mrs. McDaniel. DRIVER GOES HEAD Mandan, N. D., Nov. IS.—Dan Con nolly, employed at the Connolly Mot or company, sustained severe injuries, and two automobiles were badly dam aged in a collision at First street and Third avenue northwest late yester day afternoon. Mrs. J. F. Sullivan was driving her coupe up Third avenue and W. E. Nichols, mechanic employed at the Western Auto company, was trying out a car which had been overhaled. Both cars were running in the same direc tion. W. A. Lanterman driving his coupe ran between the two cars so that the Sullivan machine wap not seen by Ni chols, who accidently crashed his car into it. DEVILS Utt NEW rat OFEIIS Devils lxike, N. D., Nov. 18.—The new abbatoir of this city was opened for the first time for business today. "Open house'' was held for inspection today and real business will begin to morrow. The law requires that after December 1 all butchers and meat dealers must use the plant for killing animals for meat, or having them in sipected before killing. Today automobiles were run from the city hall to the abattoir to carry everyone Interested in inspecting the new plant. A large number of peo ple went through the place. BURLEIGH LANDS TO BE SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES DUE DECEMBER 12 Burleigh county farm lands upon which taxes are delinquent will be sold at the court house in Bismarck on December 12. The extent of delinquen cy is small, and it is not probable that tax title experts will find mucl^ to in terest them when the date named rolls 'round. TRY TO STOP WIFE BEATING TWO MURDERED .Peoria, 111., Nov. 18.—An attempt to prevent a man from beating his wife resulted in the murder of two .persons here at noon today. Earl Taylor, said by the police to have been the assailant, shot and killed Leo Charvat, 4", and his wife, Dolly, 42. Taylor escaped. According to the police. Mrs. Char vat interceded when Taylor attempt ed to beat his wife. A shot from a revolver in Taylor's hands killed her instantly. Charvat then appeared on th© scene and was met by another shot. He, too, died instantly. DENIED NEW TRIAL. Winnipeg. Man., Nov. 13.—Thomas Kelly, wealthy Winnipeg contractor, was denied a ne wtrial by the su preme court at Ottawa. Kelly was convicted during the summer on charges which arose from alleged fraudulent dealings in connec tion with contracts for the Mianitoba Parliament building. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1916 (BY ASSOCIATED PBE88) mfiam Three Killea In Annual Auto Races Santa Monica, Cal., Nov. 18—Three persons were killed, one a woman, and two were injured today in the Seventh Annual International Prize Automobile road race. The event was won by Johnny Aitken. driving as a relief for Howard Wilcox. Wilcox was declared the official winner at the new average speed record of 85.55 miles an hour for the 403.248 miles of the course, will stand in Wilcox's name. Aitken's time credited to Wilcox was 4:42:47. The winner of the first, second and third places, all averaged better time than the former grand prize record of 77.22, made two years ago on the same course by Eddie Pullen, BHJJY ACT Arthur Burnsteiner Pleads Guilty Under Bismarck Hauling Ordinance. FIVE AFFIDAVITS AGAINST ALLEGED BLIND PIG OWNER Chief Downing and Night Captain Martineson Make Good Evening Haul. liismarck for several years has had a little bootlegger amendment of its own. It hadn't been working for some time, and had almost been for gotten until yesterday morning, when City Attorney Mc.Curdy, author -thy a*aii/unce, -reWt-aa rit Jtfdge? Dolaii's court. (As a result, Arthur Burnsteiner, taxi driver for Marry Clooten's livery, contributed $25 and costs to the good of the cause, after pleading guilty under the city hauling ordinance. The complaint was made by one of Fridar night's harvest of jags, who now has tc:i days in which to sober up, as. a guest at the Hotel French. Burnsteiner was arrested by Chief Downing. Blindpig Affidavits. Chief Downing and Night Captain "Martineson made a rich haul in an al ley between Sixth and Seventh streets, south of the tracks, last even ing, when they took in five men as they were issuing from an establish ment on Seventh street with six bot tles of beer, which they claimed to have just purchased. Two of the quintet were boys, aged 18 and 20 a third had barely attained his majority, while JUe other* two were mechanics of good reputation. Upon being arraigned before Police Magistrate Dolan each of the quintet made an affidavit stating that the beer had been bought from the owner of the establishment mentioned, whereupon, at the recommendation of City Attorney McCurdy, the five fines for disorderly conduct, to which the men pleaded guilty, and the costs were remitted. No Action Yet. No complaint has yet been made on the strength of the affidavits. The man named already has served a jail .term upon being convicted of main taining a public nuisance. City At torney McCurdy will confer with Po lice Commissioner Kirk before pro ceeding further. The police court grind Friday and Saturday was heavy. As a result a number of fines have been collected, and several habitual offenders are serving ten days' sentences. NEW CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DEDICATED Valley City, N. D., Nov. 18.—Pro fessor C. B. Waldron was the princi pal' speaker at the dedication of the consolidated school in district No. 83, south of Lucca. The Valkota quartet, composed of Messrs. Buckwalter, Hunt, Zimmerman and Meyers, sang, and County Superintendent of Schools Miss Nielson, Professor James and W. T. Craswell also spoke. This school is one of the best in the state and, ac cording to residents in the. district, will be a great improvment over the old kind. CALL ISSUED FOR FED ERATION MEETING Parshall, N. D., Nov. 18.—Two hun dred dollars in real money didn't ap peal to burglars who raided the Par shall hardware store. They scofTed at the coin—and gave their whole attention to knives and guns, of which they obtained a good ly supply. The cash was lying in the safe, the door of which was open, but the bur glars didn't deign to investigate. '-\J Last Edition V/y.-jiWfy' GREET WILSON Head Delegation of Federatioqr^^ of Labor to Congratulate the President, EXECUTIVE TOGES WITH KEAiitii q! Would Wipe Out All Cast sions And Class Con sciousness. Washington! Nov. 18.—President Wilson told a delegation from the American Federation of Labor late today that all class feeling in 'Amasi ica should be wiped out by the eatab» lishment of a "justice ''With a heart In it." He declared that no .one who fails to work for this end is qualified to call himself a true American. March to White jHouse. The delegation comprised the mem bership of the Federation's annual convention, which has been meeting in Baltimore. The delegates came to Washington in special cars, and marched to the White House headed by a band, to congratulate the presi dent on his re-election. Samuel Gom pers, president of the. Federation, act ed as their spokesman, declaring la bor people had come to recognisa that Wilson sitands for freedom and righteousness. "We have taken joy in upholding your right hand in your work," said Mr.'Gompera Deeply Gratified. "I Beed not say that, coining to me as you do, on such an errand, am Very deeply gratified and very great ly cheered," said the president, In te: ply. "It would be impossible for m»i Off-hand to. say just what thoughts are stirred in me by what Mr. (tamper* has said to me as your spokesman^ but perhaps the simplest thing I can •sejR is. the whoto matter. What 1 faava- trifd to do is not only to iget y. .•: '. M'V'-vV- "V rid of .class division in this eijrj couhtiV, ttit of any class consciousness and feel*' ing. Mother Jones Here. '.'Nothing alarms America as much aa rifts, divisions, the drifting apart of elements among her people and the thing we ought all to strive for li to close up every rift, and the only way to do it, so far as I can see, Is to establish, not only Justice, ibut Jul* tice with a heart in it, justice with a pulse in it, justice with sympathy'la it." After the speeches all the delegate* shook hands with the president. "Look out for my boys," said Moth* er Jones, as she greeted Mr. Wilson, YUCCA LINE SOLD BY TELEPHONE COIPMIY Mandan, Nov. 18.—F. L. Shuman, manager of the North Dakota Inde pendent Telephone company, was ia the city yesterday and while here ne gotiated the sale of the Mandan and Northwestern Telephone line to Chas. Whitmer, C. F. Miller and: others. Ths line has heretofore been condact ed as part of the Mandan Telephone company and a toll charge has iheea made. Under the terms of the sals Mr. Shuman has' arranged that there will be no toll charges, and parties desiring service to Yucca and la thajt section will not have to pay tolls The new owners will OOnduct it as a farmers' line, and will add about a dozen farmers to the list of thosa already on the line. Service has been maintained to Center, but until the new owners can cover the ground for subscribers it is not known wheth er the Center connection will be mala tained. ,, PLENTY OF HABD WOBE '1 GOOD WEATHER AMD BEST OF HEALTH AT MEBOlDlfl Plenty of hard work, the very best of weather, jind splendid healtk among all the 'North Dakota boys fa the news sent from Mercedes by Co) John H. Fraine. Colonel Fraine give* no intimation as to the date whea tha troops may be expected home. Tha general impression seems to lie, botfe at Mercedes and in the adjutant gen eral's office here, that the North Ok* kotans will eat their Christmas din* ners on the border. TAKES PECULIAR METHOD OF COMMITTING 8UICIDa Cackle, N. D.TNOVT 18.—His mind deranged—a relapse of ten years— Oscar Heitman, a bachelor, living If mile.s southeast of this village, placed a stick of dynamite on his chest while lying in bed, touched it off and ended his life. It was not until 24 hours later thiV the scattered remains were discover* ed. The explosion was heard for sev» era! miles around by his aeighhon, but nothing was suspected, as he had frequently used the explosive for moving rocks on his land.