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OMMrally Pair.
Writes Governor Personally Ex­
pressing Regret for Mistake
Regarding Second
Number of Company Command­
ers as Well as Field and
Staff Do Not Comply
General W. K. Mapn, chief of militia
bureau, in a personal letter to Gover­
nor Frazier this morning, explains the
mix-up with reference to the Second
regiment. The general: says: "The
fixed rule of the bureau in regard to
the strength of companies to be ac­
cepted has been to require a mini­
mum strength of 1,000. Through
some inadvertence due to the press of
business, a telegram was prepared
and sent to the adjutant general of
North Dakota in June, saving that the
strength required would be 65. This
Information did' not originate with
that part of the office concerned with
the raising of infantry regiments and
companies, and, although my- name
was signed to the' message, it was
not brought to my attention until yes­
terday. As soon as I learned of it,
steps were taken to rectify the mat­
ter, and in order to keep faith with
your officials, who were acting on
what they believed was the authorized
minimum strength of new companies,
recognition was immediately accord­
ed the three companies which were
under a strength of 100 men, but aver
a strength of 65. I am sorry there
was any misunderstanding, and hope
the organization of the regiment now
may be completed at an early date."
The companies to which General
IMann refers as being under 100 men
hut were over 65 were, B, and K.
His letter still left the fate of the
regiment as a whole at doubt, but last
night Major Settle, chief mustering of­
ficer for North Dakota, received in­
structions to muster in the fourth
company, which theretofore had been
denied federal recognition—Co. of
Hankinson, which succeeded in re­
cruiting but 33 men—and the major
announces that, the,acceptance of the
12 infantry companies means recog­
nition for the Second as a whole and
the mustering in of the headquarters
company and hand in 'Bismarck, the
supply company at HUJgtoro tod, the
The first official act of John M,.
Biter as congressman of the First dis­
trict, whose flection was certified to
Washington yesterday by the state
board of canvassers, was a wire to
Governor Frazier, supplementing
those of -Senator McCumber and Rep­
resentative. Norton, advising that the
Second had been saved.
Officers in Doubt.
While the acceptance of the Second
a unit now seems.assured, the fate
of the field and staff officers and a
number of4 the company commanders
remains in doubt. Practically every
field and staff officer exceeds the. age
limit for his grade. This is a regu­
latory matter, which may be warved.
The provisions of Sec. 74, requiring
officers to be selected from the na­
tional guard or reserve officers' list,
however, is a legal enactment, and
what authority the war department
may have to ignore it and accept
North Dakota officers who fail to com­
ply with these provisions is a ques­
Adjutant General Fraser this morn­
ing expressed the sincere hope that
the war department may see its way
clear to accept the field and staff of­
ficers named, as, he declares, they
are men of exceptional ability and
standing, whose rejection would be a
a serious loss to the regiment. He
has recommended to the war depart­
ment that it use its utmost authority
'to make exceptions in favor of these
Company Officers Out
All of the commissioned officers of
Co. A, Minot, are held disqualified un­
der Sec. 74 of the defense act. Cap­
tain Wheeler of Co. 'B, New Rockford,
is ruled out. The first and second
lieutenants of Co. C, Crosby all of
the officers of Co. F, Carrington the
captain and first lieutenant of Co. G,
Folia the captain of Co. H, Harvey
the captain and first lieutenant of Co.
K. Ellendale the captain of Co. L,
Hankinson all of the officers of Co
tM, iBeach, and all of the officers of
the Dickinson machine gun company
will be ruled out if the section is
strictly enforced. This will mean the
officering of these companies by men
from the First regiment. Co. I of
Bismarck, Co. of Devils Lake and
Co. E of Langdon are the only units
of the Second Whose officers have
qualified In every respect and have
been accepted subject to the provi
sions of Sec. 74.
To St. Paul.
Governor Frazier and General Fra­
ser leave this evening to attend re­
view and "commencement exercises"
at the officers' training eamp at Fort
Snelling, where approximately 5500
North Dakotans will finish their three
months' course and some of these, it
is hoped, will be commissioned.
Octogenarian Dies
While Endeavoring
To Stop H.unaWays
Huron, S. D., Aug. 9.—Omar
Wilcox of Greeley, la., aged 81,
was crushed to death, when he
tried to stop a team of runa
way horses at the home of his
brother, Lewis Wilcox. The
deceased had been in South
Dakota only a short time.
Bedding to
Care for All
Is Offered
Appeal in Tribune Gets Hearty
Response From People of
Bismarck did not know that mem­
bers of Company I were without suffi­
cient bedding to keep them warm and
But The Tribune told the city the
facts last evening and—
Well, Secretary Keniston was a
nervous wreck today answering tele­
phone calls far into the night.
There was enough bedding, cots and
supplies offered to quarter a regiment,
and squads of the company started
out today to collect the donations of
blankets, cots, mattresses and other
kinds of bedding.
Two soldiers are quartered at St.
George's parish house. Rev. Buzzelle
tendered the use of the double cot
It is rfow certain that the boys will
be comfortable until the war depart­
ment decides upon a point of mobili­
zation or hastens enough supplies here
to properly quarters the boys.
There is still a great need for read­
ing material, especially magazines.
Both Compapy I and the boys at Fort
Lincoln are out of reading material.
'Send your donations to the Commer­
cial club., The Y. M. C. A. is doing
a good work at the Fort and the peo­
ple of Bismarck can help by sending
books and magazines which are col­
lecting dust in the garret or cellar.
Deepest Impression Gained to
Camp in France Is Earnest­
ness of Men
The Aihericah TMMIng Camp, Aug.
9.—The deepest impress
ion one gains
after three weeks with American sol­
diers training in France is the abso­
lute earnestness of the men. There
is no disposition to under-estimate
the seriousness of the task and the
hard work which must be done before
America can take her place on the
actual firing line.
Feel 'Responsibility.
The troops here feel their respon­
sibility keenly. The men are earnest
in their desire to absorb war knowl­
edge as quickly as possible, and as
thoroughly as possible, for when
called upon to act as instructors to
succeeding units they will be quali­
fied. A great deal of this earnestness
is largely the result of enthusiasm of
young officers, who but recently joined
the colors and have taken up the
business of war with courage and de­
Under the best circumstances, train­
ing of soldiers in methods of modern
warfare requires months of painstak­
ing efforts. A thousand of the most
valuable men in the British army for
instance, did not put a foot in France
until after they had had a whole year
of training at home.
Boys of Seventeen.
On the other hand, Germany called
boys of 17 years last September, and
sent many of them, into the trenches
after only six weeks of infantry train­
This was possible because these
'boys were merely distributed among
old, seasoned troops—stop gaps in
th'! ranks of decimated divisions.
Six months is nearer the ideal train­
ing period, ibut this rule applies to
armies which have been fighting three
years, and have all the machinery
necessary through which the men are
passed, on to the front.
The building of this machinery is
the staggering task now 'being dealt
with. It is a task in a way greater
than anything France or Great Bri­
tain has been called upon to do for
America's problems are those of
France and Great Britain multiplied
by three thousand miles of Atlantic
Daily Thrills.
The daily thrills and tasks neces­
sarily are much the same thing over
and over again, all of which mean a
dearth of real news. But the soldiers
are anxious that the folks at' home
should know that the absence of news
does not mean aibsence of work. Nor
can the value of each day's training
actually .be told until the American
soldiers at last Stand out as the fin­
ished product.
tl is not known how long the
French instructional division will re­
main with the Americans. The latter
are proving so apt that undoubtedly
it will be only a short time when a
few picked French officers will be re­
tained to assist in the training.
Morale Is Good.
Students of the war are convinced
that the morale of the troops and thd
morale of the nations of the entente
will prove to be the final factor. The
morale of the American soldiers in
IFrance can easily toe estimated, by
the avidity with which they take up
training in offensive tactics as against
the defensive work. They are sincftre
(Continued on P*t« Two)
Jack De Saulles,
Had Too ManyP\
None One De
Here are father, mother and^son in the tragedy of
the dramas of American life. Close scrutiny will reveal
face, which is the composite of 'both.
Government Estimates for August
Shows Decrease in Two Im­
portant Gi*ains
Washington, D. C., Aug. 9.—A sum­
mary of the August crop report for
United (Stated, as compiled by the bu­
reau of crop estimates (and trans­
mitted through the weather bureau),
United States department of agricul­
ture, is as, follows:
State: Aug. 1 forecast, 12,4'JO.OOO
bushels production last year( Decem­
ber estimate), 13,515,000 bushels.
United States: Aug. 1 forecast,
3,190,000,000 (bushels production last
year (December estimate), 2,583,241,
000 bushels.
All Wheat.
State: Aug. 1 forecast, 61,000,000
bushels production last year (Decem­
ber estimate), 39,325,000 bushels.
United States: Aug. 1 forecast,
673,000,000 bushels production last
year( December estimate), 639,886,
000 bushels.
State: Aug. 1 forecast, 48,200,000
bushels production last year (Decem­
ber estimate), 53,750,000 ibushels.
United States: Aug. 1 forecast,
1,460,000,000 bushels production last
year (December estimate), 1,251,992,
000 bushels.
State: Aug. 1 forecast, 27,400,000
bushels production last year (Decem­
ber estimate), 26,738,000 ibushels.
United States: Aug. 1 forecast,
203,000,000 bushels production last
year (December estimate), 180,927,000
State: Aug. 1 forecast, 9,310,0$
bushels production last year (Decem­
ber estimate), 4,655,000 ibushels.
United States: Aug. 1 forecast,
56,000,000 bushels production last
year (December estimate),, 47,383,000
Flax Seed.
State: Aug. 1 forecast, 6,040,000
bushels production last year (Decem­
ber estimate), 8,137,000 bushels.
United States: Aug. 1 forecast,
12,800,000 'bushels production last
(Continued on page four.)
The writer of this little message to
you, boys, has himself been an Amer­
ican soldier, and he is very proud of
that fact. He knows army life, and
he has seen red-hot fighting, and he
knows the ways of officers.
I will put it like this: I will simply
tell you what 1 would do if I were
going into the army again. First, I
would go into it with the rock-firm in­
tention of whipping Germany. I would
look at the matter-just like that. Save
that I would certainly not discount
the importance of anybody else, I
would believe, so far as it were possi­
ble, that it was up to me—to me, my­
self—to give Germany, the earth's
pariah nation, the licking that is going
to make all nations safe in a world
And the moment I was sworn into
the service, I would resolve that, no
Sand Pile and Sving Paradises
Are Deserted—liredale Ter­
rier Lonely foriy of Tragedy.
New York, Aug.'^S-A bright* seri­
ous faced boy, not J®t quite 5, light
hair, but eyes dapc—that's little
Jackie De Saulles, Antral figure in
the most dramatic tragedy of mother
love the country's qurt annals re­
A few days ago many hands grasped
for Jackie. That was his trouble
then. Today all those parental hands
do not grasp, but are bound—by
death or the law.
The child's eyes are troubled. Their
trouble was that both father and moth­
er reached eagerly for him. Their
trouble is that now neither reaches.
Two—both famed, !b"ib
Solved No Problem.
The accurate bullets with which El
anca Erruzarlz De Saulles, Chilean
beauty and heiress, killed John L. De
Saulles, Yale gridiron hero, sports­
man, political leader, successful busi­
ness man and society favorite, whom
she had divorced nine months ago,
solved no problem l'or their Bon,
The boy, who witnessed the tragedy
at his father's home, "The Box," in
the Long Island millionaire colony,
has been spirited away by the father's
relatives, who fear he may be taken
from them, even though the young
mother is In the Mineola jail.
In the few' years of his life Jackie
De Saulles has never had a wish de­
nied—and yet he has never been
quite happy.
Had Two Homes.
Since the decree of divorce granted
Mrs. De Saulles last December, Jackie
has had two homes, two playrooms,
two sets of governesses, two beauti­
ful, widespreading lawns, two outdoor
miniature child's paradises.
He has had a pony, dogs, birds and
other pets. He has had a private
shooting gallery for his boy's bows
and arrows. He has had a specially
'built chute-the chutes a wonderful
seashore sandpile a big swing and
a splendid see-saw.
But—Jackie has not been happy.
For Jackie knew—although he did
not understand—that something was
His father lived at the beautiful
'bungalow near the Meadowbrook
Hunt club, while his mother had rent­
ed "The Crossways," near Roslyn, R.
Torn From Play.
He had to leave his mother's house
In the big
JP 1 $?"*
..j .'
hied Lad of Five,
ents, Now He Has
I Other Behind Bars
ther love which ranks next to the Thaw case in
features of each parent in the chubby child's
cultured—fought tor-'the
shower all the tojeens of devotion a
parent thus dowered can give. Today
one is dead and the other in prison.
Once Jackie De 9*"$/%' chief shad­
ow-: was that he had a 'father and a,
mother. Now the shadow is that he
has neither—and may never have.
every time he
wanted to visit his father. And when
he was comfortably enjoying the see­
saw, the swing and the chute-the-
(Continued on page two.)
To the Boys Who Were Drafted
of the Vigilantes
matter whether it suited me or not, I
would obey orders very strictly and to
the letter. That is the magic phrase
—it is the religion of the army: obey
orders. During my time in the army,
no man who lived up to that as hi:
motto could go through with a term of
enlistment without having a chance of
being made a corporal, or a sergeant,
or even a sergeant-major. There are
few commissioned officers who will
overlook the enlisted man who never
disobeys an order, when promotion be­
comes necessary. And in this war.
men from the ranks are going to win
commissions, boys remember tliat!
But every man of the company, or
the troop, or the battery, or whatever
it happens to be, cannot be advanced,
you say and you are right. But ev­
ery man can be a soldier. How much
there is bound up in those three little
words! You'll know yourself, after a
Senators Gronna and Penrose
Among Four Republicans
Opposing Measure
Washington, Aug. 9.—The food bill
passed through the last stage of leg­
islative enactment vat "o'clock, .yea
terday afternoon, when it was finally
adopted by the senato in the form
previously approved by the house
President Wilson's signature now
makes it law.
All is in readiness for putting the
administration food control and food
survey bill into effect as soon as they
become law with President Wilson's
signature. The president will sign
the bills tomorrow, after the presid­
ing officer of the senate and house
affix their signatures. This could not
be done today, because neither house
was in session.
The vote was 66 to 7.
Those, voting against the confer­
ence report were:
Democrats—Hardwick,, Hollis and
Republicans—Franco, Gronna, La
Follettc and Penrose.
Food Survey Passes.'
Immediately after the final vote on
the control 'bill the senate by a viva
voce vote also approved the confer­
ence report on the first administra­
tion food bill, providing for a food
survey and an appropriation to stimu­
late production.
'Both bills are to become laws Fri­
day with President Wilson's approval.
The delay is caused by adjournment
of the house until Friday and neces­
sity for the signing of the bills In
open session by the presiding officers
of both houses.
Will Appoint Hoover.
Prompt appointment of Herbert C.
Hoover as food administrator and im­
mediate operation under the legisla­
tion is expected to follow. In addi­
tion to its comprehensive provisions
for control of food, fuel, fertilizer and
farm equipment, the control bill car­
ries drastic prohibition features.
The food control hilt establishes,
during the war, broad government
control over foods, feeds, fuel, fuel
oils, natural gas, fertilizer and its iu
gredients, tools, utensils and equip­
ment required for the actual produc-
Continued on Page Thrnel
while A real, dved-in-the-wool Amer­
ican soldier, of cource. is a gentleman,
too. However, there iB
bound to be a chance for you to win
your chevrons. I've never yet seen
the men who tried hard for promotion,
if ho tried honorably, who came out
of it a private. In spite of their bluff
military manners, officers are just like
you under the skin they are quick to
recognize, and they are most heartily
glad to recognize, the golden quali­
ties of a soldier and a gentleman in
an enlisted man. Remember that, too!
Also, remember this: You arc in
the service to fight for your country,
and not to make soldiering a trade:
you are going across the Atlantic for
the purpose of whipping Germany, and
for no other reason. So long, boys,
and good luck to you and may the
good God of our fathers bring you
iback to us!
Baby Takes
Poison Left
In Window
Dies in Ten Hours From Dose of
Formaldehyde After Race
Against Death
After a race against death in an
automobile with a child suffering from
a dose of formaldehyde, the parents
The boy died 10 hours after taking
poison which he had found on a win­
dow sill while his parents were out
of the house.
Frank Amel, one-and-a-half years of
age, was laughing and playing on the
floor when his parents left their home
near St. Vincent, Morton county, yes
torday morning.
Shortly afterwards they returned to
find the boy suffering death agonies.
A bottle in which only a small portion,
of formaldehyde had been left, was
empty near the victim.
The parents rushed the child to
their automobile, and as fast as the
machine could carry them, brought
the boy to a physician at St. Vincent.
Everything was done to save the cJMld,
but lie died a few hours after reach­
ing the town.
Frank Amel was the son of John
Amel, a prosperous farmer.
German Submarine Destroyed
Lifeboats and Boats of Belg-'
ian Prince
Liverpool, Aug. O.-^Williatn^ Sctaell,
a negro, of Jacksonville, Fla., the
only American survivor of the British
Steamship Belgian'Prince, which'was
sunk July 31 by a German submarine
with the loss of 38, liyes,,today ,g&ve
details of his experiences to the As­
sociated Press. He said:
"A torpedo hit the engine room.
The submarine then quickly came to
the surface and fired at our wireless
appartus. Wb left the Belgian Prince
in three boats, and had got 50 yards
from the ship when the submarine
came alongside and asked for our cap­
tain, who was taken aboard.
"We were then ordered to the deck
of the submarine, where we were told
by the commander to remove our life­
belts and lie on the deck. This we
did. Then the commander went into
the boats, threw the oars into the
sea, and had his men remove the pro­
visions. After that the plugs were
taken out of the holds in the boats,
which were then cast adrift.
Destroys Lifebelts.
The submarine went to the north*
east for 12 miles, the commander tak­
ing the lifebelts to the top of the
conning tower and throwing them
overboard. I hid mine under a rain­
coat, and when the submarine began
to submerge, I tied it around my/neck
and jumped into the sea. The rest
of tho crew stayed on deck until they
were swept off by the sea. One by
one they threw up their hands and
went down, splashing water as they
Corfu. Island of Corfu, Aug. 9.—•
There are two whole Serbian dlvi-^
sions—40,000 men—which entered the
war under the Austrian flag lighting
against the Entente allies and which
today have turned squarely around
and are fighting under the Entente
colors against the Central powers.
This fighting under two flags is one
of the queer romances of the big
war, related by Professor Yamitch,
private chaplain of King Peter of Ser­
bia, as illustrating how the conglom­
erate Slav population of southern Aus
tria-Hungary is ready to break away
from the Hapsburg master.
These two divisions, originally Aus­
trian, were forced into the ranks early
in the war from Bosnia, Croatia, andi
Herzegovina, the Slav states forcibly
annexed by Austria It is the great
hotbed of Slav agitation.
The Austrian staff held the Slav
forces in reserve for a time, well
knowing the bitterness in the ranks.
But when General Brussiloff's great
drive began, a year ago, in Galicia,
the Austrians had need of every man.
This brought the Slav division into
line and for the first time Slav was
facing Slav, the southern Slav element
being thrust forward to meet the
rush of their brothers from the north.
It was literally a fight of brother
against -brother. But the ties of race
wgrej stronger than flags.
Rejections for Physical Disquali?
ficatiocs Ran Heavier Yeit
erday Afternoon
District Board Will Have to Pas*
on Large Number of Caies
—Officers Working
Washington, D. C., Aug. 9.—Re
vised regulations to govern phy
sical examination of men regis­
tered under the selective draft
were issued today by 8urgeon
General Goigas and communicated
I to the governors of the states for
information of local boards. The
changes may recall some of the
men who have been rejected.
Seventy-six registrants had been
examined and about a dozen eligibles
f«r selective service who claim no
exemptions of any kind had been ac­
cepted^ when the Burleigh county
board adjourned for lunch at noon to
Physical disqualifications ran much
higher yesterday afternoon than dur­
ing the forenoon. The board worked
until midnight last night without add­
ing greatly to the numiber of men posi­
tively accepted for service. The num­
ber of notices of claims for agricul­
tural exemption is growing. These
claims are not filed with the local
boahl, but with the state board. A
number of registrants, however, have
notified the local board that claims
for agricultural exemptions will be
Letting Bars Down.
An important letting down of the
bars as to physical qualifications was
announced from the adjutant general's
office this morning, following receipt
of telegraphic instructions from Pro­
vost Marshal Crowder. The 53 local
hoards were advised that 1 reduction
of from five to six pounds is allowed
in the minimum weight of registrants
measuring 64 to 67 inches seven to
eight pounds in registrants measuring
,§7 to. 69 inches nine to ten pounds in
registrants measuring 70 to 74 inches,
and 12 pounds in registrants 75 inches
or, more*, in height. A reduction In
chest measurement of one-half inch in
registrants above 68 Inches is allowed,
(Providing there is ne lupg trouble,
Well fitting artificial teeth, dentures
or plates are accepted in lieu of miss­
ing molars men may be accepted
with either eye not quite up to the
more rigid tests heretofore laid down,
and any discharge of the ear, perfora­
tion of tho tympanum or dry ear ia
not held a disqualification.
Registration Data.
Registration data conipiled this
morning by Charles Leissman of the
adjutant general's office shows thai
51 legislative, judicial or executive of­
ficers registered in North Dakota on
June 5, 737 registrants were totally
disabled 22,732 indicated dependent
relatives 3,974 cited occupational ex­
emptions these classes being includ­
ed among the white citizens and de­
clarants from friendly countries, of
whom there were a total of 57,688,
27,876 of this number claiming no ex­
A now ruling from Provost Marshal
Crowder on the subject of dependency
wired local boards today notes that
the general basis for arriving at d»
pendency is the spirit of the select
service act, which authorizes the pres­
ident to discharge registrants when
over it appears advisable because the
loss of his civil income will inhict
hardship upon his family. The act,
jGeneral Crowder advises, aims to
'avoid leaving any dependents with
lack of support. But where support
from other sources is available, a dis­
charge is not held advisable, as in
cases where the parents or other rela­
tives are capable and ready and will­
ing to provide for a wife and children
during the absence of the husband
where a wife owns land which has,
produced an income with the labor ef
hjif husband, but which could be rent-'
e®?easily and certainly or where tha
salary or wage of the husband is con­
tinued in part or in whole by a third)
person or where it alone or with the
soldier's wage added is adequate to
the support of the dependent wife,
children, widowed mother, infirm fath
er*or orphaned child under 16.
Burieigh County Registrants.
Burleigh county examinations in tha
last 24 hours have resulted as fol­
lows: Charles Kappler, rejected, deaf
and dumb Thomas Oostello, claim for
dependents Earl James Nixon, reject­
ed, bad hearing Harry (Bernstein, re­
jected, under weight Walter James
C. Haney, accepted Hugh E. Loomis,
claims agricultural exemption Joseph
Kreitzer, accepted Alex McLellan,
physically disqualified George Wah
ler, passed Tiderman P. Brunnick,
dependent mother and agricultural
claims: Simon Peter Olson, dependent
wife and child William M. Murnane,
rejected, under weight (William Aug­
ust Larson, dependent wife and child
(Ray C. Dorland, physically disquali­
fied: Carl Verne Erickson. claims agr
ricultural exemption: Ed Deita. Mofflt,
physically disqualified Hans Garness,
physically disqualified Charles H.
Davfenport, physicaly disqualified
Jesse P. Miller, claims exemption for
dependent wife and child mid employ­
ment in postal service: Jacob Wagner,
dependent wife and child: OrlandO
Welch, physically disqualified Roy
Kroll, accepted Leo A. Meyers, phy
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