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FAIL IN THRUST
Military Authorities Say Tran
sylvania Will be Scene of
GERMAN PROGRE88 IN
Serbs And French Close in On
Monastir in Macedonia
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.
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
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.
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
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.
THIRTY-SIXTH YEAS, Ma 879 (MEWf OF Ml WORLD) BI8MAB0K, NORTH
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
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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
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
LAST MEETING OF BOARD.
The last stated meeting of the pres
ent Burleigh county-board will be held
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
The present fashions in women's
dress were condemned by Mrs. Lumv
da B. Smith, of Ottawa, Kan. She
"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
Oscar D. McDaniel, State's At
torn^, Charged With Kill
il ing His Wife.
ARE WEARING CHAIN OF
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.
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
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
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
DEVILS Utt NEW
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
TRY TO STOP
.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
SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1916 (BY ASSOCIATED PBE88) mfiam
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,
Arthur Burnsteiner Pleads Guilty
Under Bismarck Hauling
FIVE AFFIDAVITS AGAINST
ALLEGED BLIND PIG OWNER
Chief Downing and Night Captain
Martineson Make Good
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?
(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
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
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
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.
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
CALL ISSUED FOR FED
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
The cash was lying in the safe, the
door of which was open, but the bur
glars didn't deign to investigate.
Head Delegation of Federatioqr^^
of Labor to Congratulate
WITH KEAiitii q!
Would Wipe Out All Cast
sions And Class Con
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
"We have taken joy in upholding
your right hand in your work," said
"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
•sejR is. the
whoto matter. What 1 faava- trifd
to do is not only to
.class division in this
of any class consciousness and feel*'
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
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
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
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.