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Generally Fair. Wheat THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NO.<p></p>RUSSIANS THREE BILLION BUSHELS TO BE Largest Acreage in History of Na tion Farmers' Response to Wilson's Appeal SPRING WHEAT FORECAST BEATS 5-YEAR AVERAGE Yields and Prices in North Dakota Double Those of Twelve Months Ago Washington, July 9.—Three billion bushels prospective crop of corn this year is the answer returned by farm ers of the United States to President Wilson's call for food for America's allies in the war. Never before has such a crop been grown. The corn acreage is 121,045,000. Production forecasts of the coun try's principal crops announced to day by the department of agricul ture, with comparative figures giving the forecast of each crop made last month and the final production fig ures of last year with the average production for the previous five years (expressed in millions of bushels, i. e., 000,000's omitted) follow: CROP 160 in c4 0) Ju $3 1-3 fc "Winter wheat 402 373 542 Spring wheat .... 276 283 264 All wheat €78 656 806 Corn 300.124 2,754 The condition of spring wheat is 8&6, and corn, 81.1. COMPARATIVE STATEMENT. (000—Millions, omitted) (Note—State estimate la shown first, followed by rtatlonal.) J917 Corn ffsiS -rt? rri ••10-Wrnr.- 19.16 13,515' 2,583,000 39,325 639,886 53,750 1,251,992 26,7'3i8 180,927 4,655 47,38® 7,137 15,459 6,975 285,457 3,554 109,786 678,00,0 Oats 65,"/OO 1,450,000 Barley 33,500 214,000 Rve 9,400 56,100 Flax 7,770 17,000 Potatoes 8,280 452,000 Hay 2,570 103,000 Comparative Prices. North Dakota 1917 1916 Wheat 1.85 .94 Corn 1.25 .79 Oats .58' .31 Potatoes ASt'l. 2.04"••»*« Hay Eggs r».6& TAO '••SI .1'6 United States Wheat 2.20 Corn 1.65 Oat3 .. .69 Potatoes 2:48 Hay ....14.56 Eggs -.28 Cotton 24.07 .93 .75 .40 1.02 12.09 .19 12.05 Condition of 'Minnesota wheat, 87 North Dakota, 73. Flax production,. 17,060,000 acreage, 1,929,000 condition, 84. spring Potatoes, production, 452,000,000 acreage, 4,384,000 condition, 90A Rye production, 56,100,000 condi tion, 79.4. Oats, production, 1,453,000,000 con dition, 89.4. MARKET WEAK. Chicago, July 9.—Owing to Presi dent Wilson's embarg proclamation, all food and fodder markets showed noticeable weakness today. For thq most part, however, the effect was only of a transient character. Kaiser May Retire Hollweg Amsterdam, July 9.—(The Tageblat of Berlin, says it is rumored that a shake-up in the German chancellor ship may be expected. Among those mentioned as the possible successors to Chancellor Von Bethmann Holl wegg is Prince Von Boelow, Count Von Htertllng, at various times min ister, and Count Von Rodern, secre tary of the imperial treasury. District Conference of Swedish Church Meets The Bismarck district of the Min nesota conference of the Swedish Lu theran church will meet this evening in the local church, Seventh street and Avenue D. Revs. A. G. Olson of Flasher and H. Olson of Wilton will deliver ad dresses. A number of delegates are expected to attend. Those desiring to attend the conference are cordially invited. 22 County Exemption Boards Make Reports To Adjutant General TERS HAVE WIDE CHOICE INTHE FIRST Through Recent Action of Sup reme Court Seven Remain on the Ballot NONPARTISAN LEAGUE IN NATIONAL POLITICS Fargo, N. D., July 9.—Voters of the First Congressional district in North Dakota will elect a successor tomor row to the late II. T. Helgesen, who ilied in Washington, D. C., early this spring. This is a special election, called by Governor Lynn J. Frazier, and 13 counties will vote, predictions being that approximately 40,090 bal lots will be cast. The district is nor mally republican. Seven candidates of various party affiliations will contest. George A. Bangs of Grand Forks is the demo cratic candidate. John M. Baer of Fargo is supported by the Nonparti san league. H. H. Aaker of Fargo is running as a "Nonpartisan Progres sive Republican." Four men are des ignated as the republican candidates, although mandamus proceedings were invoked to have the name of /but one appear. Several months ago petitions were circulated, four repub licans being among those active as candidates. They were: Henry G. Vick of Cavalier, Olger B. Burtness of Grand Forks, F. T. Cuthbeit of Devild Lake and Charles W. Plain'of Milton. At a convention held Several weeks ago by the republican's the' four can didates agreed to withdraw and abide by the £htiice' of the convention. Ol ger B. piir'tiifess was chosen and ap plication' w^ made to Secretary of State Hjall' 'to have is nafne alone) appear jas the republican candidate. Acting on the advice of Attorney Gen eral Langer, so he says, Secretary of ,OU lilUe. 'i-e Three) Reported Eight Killed in Blast At Mare Island Vallejo, Cal.,July 9.—A report that eight men had been killed in the black pOwder explosion at' Mare Is land Navy yards was received in Val lejo this morning. 'Naval officials ad mitted that great nnmbers of men had been injured. Orders that no persons be allowed to leave Mare Island were issued by Captain Harry George, commandant of the Navy yards. iNo official an nouncement as to the number of cas ualties has been made. The injured were three men, on a ferry boat about two miles from the scene of the explosion. It was dam aged considerably, all the windows and doors of the boat being blown out. Rome Shaken By Earthquake Rome, July 9—Pope Benedict was awakened by an earth shock which shook the whole of Rome early Sun day morning. Many people rose and others left, fearing a second shock. The pope inquired as to the extent of the earthquake and learned chat there were no victims. The shock was especially felt at Alvezano .which was practically de stroyed in the quake January, 1915. ft Cards Serially Numbered From Which Dakota's Draft Wilt Be Drawn Coming In 2315 STATE GUARDSMEN HAVE TAKEN DUAL OATH Large Nuhiber of Young Men Giv en Credits for Enlistment No Drawings Yet At noon today 22 county exemption boards had filed in the adjutant gen eral's office the serially numbered du plicate registration cards from which will be made ,the fiorth Dakota draft for Uncle Sam's first selective serv ice army of 500,000. Reports are yet to be received from 31 counties. A final report was expected by the war department last night, but be cause of delay in obtaining supplies and the long distance which must be covered to reach some county seats, it was absolutely impossible to com ply with these instructions. Guardsmen Credited. Charles Leissman, in charge of reg istration detail in the adjutant gen eral's offico, last night wired Wash ington a list of North Dakota's Na tional Guard exemptions. In Class A guardsmen in the service April 2 who had subscribed to the dual oath providing for three years' active and three years' reserve service, 279 were reported in Class B. guardsmen who have subscribed to the oath since April 2, 1,486, including enlisted men in the new Second regiment, making a total of 1,765 troops in state serv ice who may be credited with ex emption from draft. This total does not include 550 guardsmen already in federal service stationed at Fort Lincoln wlthi the Second battalion. False reports have been current in practically every town in the state to the effect that draft numbers al ready have been drawn. It would be an absolute impossibility for any numbers to have been drawn in. North Dakota, as the registration cards un til today have been in the hand?, of the county boards, and reports prob-1 month in this work. W(e send them ably will not reach Washington /until north with railroad fare paid. Other the end of the week. LEAVE FOR FRONT A French Seaport. July 8—This city was astir today at the prospect of im pending departure of the American contingent for Its'I permanent training' camp. Major General Sibert has com pleted all arrangements for moving them. The general will take up. quar ters already prepared in a Village 'somewhere in France," which will be within hearing of the German guns, if not within direct range. The troops were enthusiastic today at the prospect ol getting several miles nearer real action and hailed with pleasure the prospect of an early departure. The town took a vacation to visit the camp. The residents had heard only rumor3 about the troops leaving, but did not venture to lose an opportunity to see the Americans leave. The camp adjoining the searort was filled with civilians, who eagerly watched them depart. EVERYBODY WORKS Men and Boys Turn Out to Clear Spot for Park St. Vincent, iN. D., July 9.—Every able-bodied man and boy in St. Vin cent turned out 'Clearing Day," with axes, picks and grubbing hoes to free from underbrush the -,quare west of the Presbyterian church, which is to to used as a public park. IW BISMARCK, NOETH DAKQTA, MONDAY, JULY 9, 1917.<p></p>FORGEIAHEAD Cause Not Local Finds Corres pondent Wright, Noted Labor Expert, WRITES STORY OF FACTS BEHIND BLOODY RIOTS Declares Germs of Similar Dis turbances Extant in Other Centers Editor's .Note: One of the most seriolts internal problems in the north today Is the influx of ne groes. To study the situation at East St. Louis, III., where the most se rious race riots have been occur ring for two months, culminating In 100 deaths, the Tribune sent a staff writer who is a noted student of labor problems to the scene. Correspondent Wright was told: "Find out why $here were riots in East St. Louis! Find out whether they may be repeated elsewhere!" And Wright reports that the germ which spread death and de struction in the Illinois manufac turing city is rife throughout tha north that tht country must find a national cuffe for the condition of which the East St. Louis riots were merely a local indication. By CHESTER M. WRIGHT. (Well Known Writer rn Labor Top ics and Former Managing Editor of the New York Cf-- Mow on the Tribune Staff). Bast St. Louis, III., July 9.—On the train that brought me to this city of charred bones and inflamed humanity was a fellow passenger who told me this: "I am a railroad employe. My business this summer has been to ship negroes frotn the south* to the north, have' Bent thousands to Cleveland^ O. am now going south for more. 'I will continue another men are doing the aame work for other employers." This man spoke of his work as This man spoke ol his work as if he were shipping brides. Did Not Worry Him. Consequences did not worry him. He was mildly interested in what, this city has just gone through. He was after "niggers" and his pay check. On the same train was a contract or who lives in St. Louis and has construction contracts further north. "I recently sent a load of negroes aprth, on a job of ours." he said. "I bought three tents for cooking, sleep lng and bating, and now they are all happy." He seemed glad so little made them happy These men, and a score more 1 have talked with here, agree It is en tirely reasonable to iay that: Every northern industrial city that has received recently a large influx of negroes now has within its gates the germ that started the terrible riots of rage that for two months ter rified and finally engulfed this town! Twelve Square Blocks. About 12 square blocks are swept of everything that will burn. Twist ed iron beds—frequently two in a room, as you can easily see—cheap cook stoves and iron utensils, things that would not burn, are all that is left except that in many of these little beds of ashes are human bones. Under the pile of bricks that once was an opera house, seating 3,000. it is expected from 2."i to 50 bodies will be found. Meanwhile, this is a haunted city for negroes. I have been watching an endless procession going out under militia protection—going out with only the clothes/ on their backs and crude lit (Continued on Pnse Three) Panamora of Burned and Devastated District in East St. Louis The manufacture of distilled spirits from foodstuffs is prohibited The importation of distilled spirits is prohibited. This means that the only whisky, brandy, gin and rum and other distilled liquors which can be sold after that date will be those in stock, in caloons. Wine and Beer Is Exempt By a vote of 45 to 37, the senate re fused to make the nation bone dry by including wine and beer with distilled liquors. The proposal to give Presi dent Wilson control over boer and wine-making was defeated, 33 to 46 I The big dry victory of the day was the adoption of the amendment by Sorator Smoot of Utah, authorizing the president to take over al1 distilled spirits in bond and providing compen sation of cost plus a 10 per cent profit to the owners. Smoot Charges Plot. Tn urging his amendment Smoot charged that whisky interests had entered into a conspiracy to rob the people. He declared they are not ob jecting seriously to prohibition of mpnufacture and importation of dis tilled liquors and that ft is their pur pose to use this means to derive ex orbitant prices for whisky held in bond. "They intend to make $500,000, proflt," he declared, "enough to liquidate their whole business and leave them with a clean slate." Information had come to other sen ators direct from the distillers that they would be satisfied with such an opportunity "to clean up" and get out of business, realizing prohibition is only a matter of a few years. Where Difference Lies. The difference between the prohibi tion section passed by the House and the one agreed to by the senate is that the former prohibits the making of any kind of intoxicating liquors from foodstuffs, but floes not prohibit the importation, while the latter (Continued on Page Three.) Effort to Place Wine And Beer Under Ban Loses Out by Vote of 46 to 35 Big Dry Victory Comes After One of Hardest Fights in History MAY WITHDRAW STOCKS FROM WAREHOUSES Only Source of Supply Exempt Is That Now Upon Shelves of Saloonkeeper Washington, July- ,9.—With the pro hibition Issue disposed of temporar ily, at least,, the senate today again took up the food control bill in the expectation that final action on the measure, as a whole will be reached during the week. B'lrst to be consid ered was the section which would au thorize the president to commandeer factories, pacKing nouses, mines and other plants, and to operate them on fixed employes' wages. There is con siderable opposition to these propos als. The list of commodities, includes all munitions, foodstuffs, and fertiliz ers. The fact that foodstuffs are includ ed in the proclamation is believed here to amount to a partial substan tiation of reports that a complete em bargo for sixty days on all food ship ments is under consideration. This would afford opportunity to ascertain the nation's supply, and allow the allies and the neutrals to prepare a full program, and their requirements. Tending final decision by congress on the liquor question, revenue and other problems cannot be worked out. The senate voted Saturday to pro hibit the manufacture and importa tion of distilled beverages only, and the house reported prohibiting manu facture of ali intoxicants. The whiskey business will be wiped out thirty days after the Lever food control bill becomes a law through these provisions in the final agree ment reached on prohibition in the senate late Saturday: The president is authorized to take over for government use all distilled spirits held in bond. IN GALICIA OF WHEAT FIELDS Half Inch of Precipitation Gen eral Over Missouri Valley This Morning MORE WETNESS PROMISED BY WEATHER BUREAU HEAD The warm, soaking rain which fell intermittently from 2 o'clock until 9 this morning will save thousands of wheat fields in the Missouri valley. The intense heat of Friday and Sat urday had withered the grain in this area to a point where another day's wak-m, dry weather would have killed the crop entirely. Today's downpour was most opportune. It will not mean good crops, by any means, as the grain generally is too far gone for that, but with rains which are prom ised for the middle of the week, it would insure some crop of wheat. Flax, which is not gone altogether, will benefit even more than wheat from today's rain, and it was a real godsend to the oats generally. It was withering up under last week's continued heat, but the half-Inch of moisture which came this morning has brightened the outlook for an average corn crop. The seed has germinated well as a general. thing, and there should be a good stand, which, with the shortage of hay which is practically a certainty, will prove invaluable for ensilage. ,,, Rains Were Local! Today's rains, up to 11 o'clock, this forenoon, were local over the MlssflU ri valley. Minot reports .36 ity?h Amenia, .25 Larimore, .14 Deyjls Lake, .PS, and Bismarck, .41. The rain in this vicinity began at Mandan about 2 o'clock this morning, travel ing slowly eastward. It is possible that Jamestown and the valley will get some precipitation later in the day. Fair weather i? predicted for to morrow, but more rain is due Wed nesday. If predictions of O. W. Rob erts, meteorologist In charge of the United States weather bureau for the state, hold good a marked change in crop conditions will result. 231 S AEROPLANES *AKE LONGEST FLIGHT Chicago, July 9.—What is believed to have been the longest squadron flight of army aeroplanes so far. was quietly accomplished today. Twenty three aeroplanes under 'Japtain Poy M. Brown of the Signal corps, took air this morning from the aviation field at Ashburn, a suburb, and flew In one hour and thirty-five minutes, prac tically a mile a minute to Rantoul, and Champagne, III. One plane landed twelve miles from Rantoul for gasoline, but arose vith little delay. The departure of the fliers marked the abandonment of Ashburn as a training camp of the aviator.s as the government was un able to obtain additional land without paying what it considered too high a prict. Milton's Man of Mystery Refuses To "Be Discovered Milton, N. D., July 9.—Milton's man of mystery, who has been terrorizing residents in the vicinity of a coulee easl of town is still at large. Each clay when the men folk are away he is said to venture forth to near-by farm houses with a demand for »ood, for which he is always ready to pay. Then hp disappears, and although Sheriff Thompson and a posse Dave scoured the coulee they have been unable to discover his hiding place. TO JURY TODAY Expected That Meske Trial Will Be Completted Wahpeton. X. D, July 0.—It is ex pected that the case of the state ver sus, Fred Meske, chargpci with the itiWdffT'of Deputy Sheriff Evan S. JoneSat the Meske home in Ilankin son, will be given the jury today by Judge Oooley of Grand Forks Last Edition flVI UWTO LEU'S FALL IS EXPECTED AS Austro-German Attacks Fail to Check Progress of Victorious Slavs CROWN PRINCE'S ARMY LAUNCHES NEW ATTACK All Maneuvers Against French Fail to Gain Any New Ground ASKS CONFERENCE. London, July 9.—According to reports reaching 'Rotterdam from Berlin and forwarded by the Ex change Telegraph company, Em peror William Invited the neu tral ambassadors and ministers to a conference on Saturday. (By Associated Press.) North of the Stanislau area. Gen eral Brusiloff is holding fast In newly won positions where his troops are well placed for a continuation of the drive upon Lemberg along converg ing railway lines. Au9tro-Germana it tacks here failed to shake the Rus sian positions. There is little but local fighting along the British front in Northern France, but further down the line the Germans are giving the French little rest. Attack after attack is be ing launched (by the Crown Prince in desperate attempts to .shake the French from their position*, flong, the Chemis dec Datnea. There was anoth er such drivfi last nifcht at Phantheop, but, like others that preceded it, the effort was unsuccessful. Meanwhile, such trenches as the Germane were able to re-take after their repulsi ih the attack of Saturday night in the Aisne were wrested from, them In greater parts by a great counter of fensive started by the French. New and powerful blows are being struck by the Russians in Gallcia.' Apparently they have broken th® Austro-German line west of Stanislau south of Halicz, today's official re-1 port from Petrograd not only report* important gains for the Russians in the Stanislau area, but declares the Russian cavalry is pursuing the re treating enemy. This pursuit already has reached the Lukba river. Halicez, the gateway to Lemberg from the south, seems due to fall Un less the Russian onslaught is qulckl? stopped. A Russian push northwest from Stanislau would result in Hali cez being hemmed in on threa sides. The renewed Russian onslaught in this sector brought with it no only ad ditional territory, but seven thousand prisoners, and 48 guns, including a dozen large calibre pieces. The total Russian capture of men in the remarkable offensive is mount ing rapidly, and Is now in excess of 25,000. REPORT TO KAISER Berlin, July 9.—Official announce ment is made that Feld Marshal Von Hindenburg and General Von Mudsn dorf, who came to Berlin on Saturday, to make a report to Emperor William on the military situation, have return ed to headquarters. LANGER 10 ASSIST TION CLfON NASH CASE Attorney General Langer is in Steele, where, tomorrow, he will as sist Gtate'3 Attorney Eastwold with the prosecution of Cleon Nash, alleg ed murderer of Clarence H!icks, in the latter's homestead shackn near Robin son, last December. Nash, both of whose feet were am putated in Bismarck hospital after being frozen to the ankles while he fought howling blizzards in the open prairie in an effort to escape, will be placed on trial tomorrow. This will be the first murder case tried in Kid der county since North Dakota be came a state. While in Steele, the attorney gen eral also will investigate an alleged case of leprosy in Kidder county and will seek to determine me Dest means of conveying the reported lepers across the state line to the Minnesota leper colony. GOVERNOR'S SON ILL Norbeck Detained at Platte by Boy's Condition Platte, S. D.. July 9.—Governor Nor beck has been detained here by the serious condition of his 10-yer.r-old son Harold, who became ill while visiting in Platte.