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For North Dakota: Generally lair tonight and Thursday cooler tonight Lowest Fargo Wilnston Grand orks Pierre St. Paul Winnipeg Temperatures 58 54 56 62 64 54 Helena 62 Chicago &6 Swift Current 46 Kansas City San Francisco SO ORRIS W. ROBERTS, Meteorologist. A TREMENDOUS MOVE. The most tremendous news coming Irom Washington in months is that to the effect that there is to be an or ganized attempt, headed by the well known constitutional attorney, Hannis Taylor, to block the sending of the militia and conscripts into Europe, in alleged violation of constitutional in hibition. It does not appear that, this move ment is to be engineered by pro-Ger mans, hut the effect will be decidedly pro-German. If we can send only the regulars to the front, our contribution to the allied strength in the field will toe comparatively small. The matter will be taken to the United States supreme court, which is another as surance that our raw troops will not see Europe in many months. There 'has been great doubt about our hav ing the ships and now there's doubt as to our having the legal right to send them over. r.v Undoubtedly, the administration rec ognized this doubt as to constitution ality and, in the act of last May "fed eralizing" the militia sought to meet it." But there is strength in the claim that congress could not, by such an act, confer upon the president power which the constitution forolds. Certain it is that none save our regulars and volunteers, including the aviators, will go to foreign territory until the supreme court passes on this question. How every move we at tempt for progress, including our ef fort to preserve our own democracy, finally gets up to that court! .When our constitution-makers lim ited our militia operations to execu tion of law, suppression of insurrec tion and repulsion of invasion, their Vision of world-wide democracy didn't glow much. They were mighty busy about making themselves safe for democracy. Germany is issuing more paper money stamped "Gott strafe England und Amerika." One drawDack about German bills is that there isn't room enough on them for the autocracy to do all the cussing os folks it would like to, and that's a cause of much sorrow to Teuton kultur. AS TO AUTOCRATS. Passage of the food control ibill tem porarily makes President Wilson about the greatest autocrat on earth. Give us control of food, fuel and fer tilizer, and we care not who makes your laws, would be a fine paraphrase of a trite saying that fits Woodrow Wilson's case. And his present autoc racy will probably be increased by autocratic control of transportation. The biggest autocrat is engaged in a war to make democracy safe. It is clearly American autocracy against German autocracy. But there are two sorts of autocracy. One sort comes from "divine rigty" of birth the other from great emergency. One goes on forever the other is pulled down as soon as the necessity for it ceases to exist. In one case, accident of birth fixes the power for promotion of self ish or any other ends in the other case, democracy fixes the power solely, 'that the common weal can be con served. Woodrow Wilson is an autocrat of necessity. But we can surely pull him down, if he does not behave him *self. See the difference between Autocrat IWilson and Autocrat Wilhelm? As a matter of sympathy for a poor flittle crown prince, the kaiser ought to lift his son out of that Verdun lector. It is no place for a young man who wants to go ahead in this cruel world. HIGH TIDE OF SENTIMENT. 1. "Nation-wide prohibition could never be enacted by the votes of the American people themselves." 2. "A prohibition amendment to the constitution will become a dead letter in all the states in which public opinion is against it." 3. "An amendment that has never won a victory at the polls in any na tional election, that no great party has ever adopted, to which no successful candidate for the presidency was ever pledged in the whole history of the country." The above are excerpts from the New York World and pretty well ex press the arguments of those people of the "wet" states who oppose the amendment just passed by the United States senate by a vote exceeding the necessary two-thirds. And that opposition, in our humble opinion, will have to show up something stronger, when the test comes, as it will. 1. Of course the iNew York World doesn't know what the votes of the American people would do. No longer ago than November last, it had to flop from what it said those votes haa done, and a fizzle as a recorder oi facts must expect derision when as suming the role of prophet. But the voters of America have never had a fair chance at nation-wide prohibition as the dominant issue. There has long been a prohibition party, but, al ways, the leaders of the greater par ties have made other issues domin ant. This may be impossible, how ever, in the next national campaign. The old parties may be out of import ant issues, and 25 of the states have become "dry." 2. It is a pretty serious matter, not to say a vicious and fatal attack upon our theory of national democ racy, to confess that the people of any state can and will nullify the constitution, and be permitted to do it by the federal government. At any rate, it i3 not good argument against amendment of our plan ot national government at behest of the governed. If we are not governed with the consent of and in accord with the will of the governed, our form of government is a failure. 11 a state can nullify the constitution, we are not a republic but an anarchy. So, we ha,d better go ahead on the basis that fundamental national law is law for everybody in the nation, and enforce that law. IS. All true. Prohibition has never won a national victory, no great party has ever adopted it as its issue, no successful candidate for the presi dency has ever pledged himself to it. The great parties and their nom fiifc&s'haVfe (been ajble, heretofore, to dodge, and dodge they have, collec tively and individually. Will they be able to continue dodging in safety is the question. The present state of sentiment to ward intoxicating drink has never be fore been approached in all the his tory of man. All over the world, Mars haa got John Baileycorn down and is conscientiously punching the hypocrisy, brutality and other stulting out of him. War has poured a flood of objection upon the traffic that, sweeps clear around thu world. Over half of the American states are "dry." To the American vote have ibeen add ed new millions—women, "dry," dead ly "dcy." Hundreds of thousands of young men are to ae in the camps, with alnvost every one of their fami lies praying that they cannot get at liquor, and the government is openly doing its best to grant those prayers. There are thousands of voters who never helped vote a community "dry" but who do see a cure in a constitu tional amendment. This is the condition, and no reader, "wet" or "dry," can blind himself to it. With what other issue, what other broom will any party, great or small, sweep back this ocean of sentiment? 'No, unless there be mighty and won derful changes, John Barleycorn is going into the dock as the greatest of national malefactors, stripped of his disguise as a rather sociable, rather excusable, rather profitable fellow, who at worst, merely picks a pocket here and there. PEACE TERMS. There can be no peace unless the Hohenzollerns be displaced in Ger many anil a democratic form or gov ernment be established upon the ruins of Prussianism. Pope Benedict's status quo ante hel ium is impossible. True, all belliger ents have suffered, our upon Ger many's hands is the blood of the na tions she has wrecked and of those she seeks to wreck. There can 'be no peace until the Ilapsburgs and Hohenzollerns are eliminated. They belong to a medi evalism no longer to be tolerated and can have no part in the regenerated democracy which must inevitably fol low the consummation of peace. The maity friends of Chris Bertsch, Jr., are rejoicing over his recovery. Mr. Bertsch risked his life in the per formance of his duties. His adminis tration of the police and fire depart ments has been energetic and cient. A Bomance efli- Chas. Grismer, new presideitt' of the Master Butchers of America,, gays we'll soon be eating our horses. A-RANDAL" ••"'AUTHOR LADY efthelK SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I—Robert Hollls, one-time sea captain, who tolls the story, ia a guest-on Gerald Cairii -t.-n's yacht. Es meralda. It is suppose .1 Co be "6tag" party and Holiis is sin pitted on discover ing a woman, who ly wiahes to re main unknown, aboard. CHAPTER II—Hollls, the next night, succeeds in having an interview with the woman. She merely tells him her name is Vera. CHAPTER III. U. MdT(Jo A STep KRTWER Itl THIS OCCAM DtH-CSS ToM rETff Obi THG CfTHER EMD OF "THIS ROPe I *kou*JV So Too T^ARr OUT. OLIV/I A BISMARCK DAILY .TRIBTJITEi1 of ihe ui War, and a Copper Pool. "Vera," I echoed, in some way vaguely conscious of a strange famil iarity with the word, yet utterly un able to Immediately recall the associa tion, "that must be your given, not your family name?" "And you are not even satisfied at this evidence of my trust?" she ques tioned lightly. "Usually it is consid ered quite a compliment to be permit ted to call a lady by her given name yet I grant you, a stranger, this privi lege." "To which I am not insensible yours is not a common appellative, yet I have known someone so named be fore." "Indeed! A friend?" "Well, really, I cannot say I haven't quite figured It out yet only the mem ory haunts me oddly, as something I ought to remember." "Or else forget," she Interrupted quickly. "What do you say if we blot out all this mystery, and just be natu ral for while? Have you the slight, est knowledge of where we are, Mr. Hollls? Vi iuit is that light flashing out yonder?" "Aloutauk point," I answered, In stantly recognizing the peculiar flash. "The eastern extremity of Long island. We shall be breasting the Atlantic by daylight if all is well. I have good reason to remember Montauk." "Yes? You were there?" "Once why, it was sixteen years ago at the close of our war with Spain. I perved on the St. Paul, and we cam« face, flie soft intoxication of her pres ence beside me. She was natural, wholesome, the very sort of woman I had dreamed about, as being some where in the world, yet had never met before. Her very presence was inspi ration, but beyond this vague Impres sion my dream did not go. Then 1 looked aside lit her and ushed, realiz ing suddenly how loquacious I had been. "Really, I must have nearly talked you to sleep," I said regretfully. "I do not know when I have before been guilty of such egotism." "Do not say that. It was most In teresting. It is nice to be spoken to as though one was an intelligent hu man being—it is quite an experience." "Perhaps I do not understand." "Doubtless not, for you are not a girl, and you tell me you never sought society. The very nature of your life has left you frank and straightforward. You talk to me just as you would to a man." "If my frankness has interested you," I ventured, "can you not realize how much I desire to I "urn more—who /North Ailanhc. PAPPI5/1 Es cjlhetKQRTW: flAID of the FORE3T, ETC you are, why you are here?" "Of course but I cannot tell you, Air. Ilollis—not yet." She looked at her wrist watch, hold ing it out into a star-gleam, which re vealed the white shapeliness of her nnu. "1 dare not even remain here with sou longer." "But you will come again? This Is not to be our last meeting?" She hesitated, her eyes meeting mine almost kindly then she held out her hand. "The last—yes, in this way. You' will meet me again, but not as we are tonight. 1 hav6 truly enjoyed being with you, of hearing your story, but this meeting here alone was not my choice. You understand I could not avoid it, and after I was discovered, I had to remain and win your pledge to secrecy. You will not forget that?" "Assuredly not. You will not return to the deck tomorrow night?" She laughed softly, and withdrew her hand, which I still held. "Tomorrow night! Oh, I cannot tell we may be far enough at sea by then so I need no longer seek fresh air by night. I told you my concealment was -only temporary. Good night, Mr. Hollls." The gray dress she wore left upon me the impression that she faded from sight, her dim outline vanished 90 suddenly amid the shadows. I took a swift step forward, impelled by an irresistible desii'e to ascertain in what portion of the yacht she found conceal ment, yet paused almost as quickly. Who she was, and why she had chosen so unconventional^ a manner of joining us, was beyond my guessing. I essayed many a theory, yet one after the other, all broke down,' and loft me groping in darkness. Only ono fact _reinained Steadfast, to wW.^h I could clfng with confidence—the girl was no mere ad venturess, no criminal she was doing nothing of which .«ie was in the least ashamed, nor had she the slightest fear the consequences. I slept so soundly as to be the last guest at the breakfast table the next morning, although as I sat there alon» Fosdlck returned from the deck to the cabin, seeking a raincoat, and report ing a heavy fog,...through which the yacht was proceeding slowly. The ves sel was still witliii easy view of Mon tauk, or had been l£fore the mist shut down, but the really important news had come to Cu^rifigton by wireless positive information of the outbreak of war. Russia arid France were pit ted against Germany and Austria In the death grapple. The German troops had already begun an Invasion of Bel gium on their driVe toward Paris. It was still unknown what course Eng land would take. The nature of thlti news obscured all else, and left me unable to complete my meal. Other messages were mo mentarily expected, and I dressed has tily, and joined the little group on the deck, just as a cabin boy handed Car rington a new message. He read it, crashing his clenched hand down on the rail. "It's all over with now," he ex claimed, holding the paper aloft, and gazing about Into flur eager faces. DOINGS OF THE DUFFS. "By Allman WILBUR HAD NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER .M IT VHU. MAKE HE* FEEL SAFER TOM OH CAM STILL TOIXW BOTTOM i~ i&t,s Go BAck MOVM! "England declares war, gentlemen. She will stand by her treaty with Belgium. Here is our opportunity listen to me. This is going to be the greatest war in history every nation in Europe may be involved before it is ended. Do you realize the commodity most in de mand? the one inetnl. those armies can not get along without? It is copper. They must have it, and they must buy of us. Tliis morning, as soon as I received that first dispatch, I wired my agents to buy, buy. Now, with Eng land in, the result is certain." He paused, and studied the faces in the group. "Gentlemen, there is wealth enough here on this yacht to control the entire copper output, if we work swiftly. The Breathless With Interest, She Ques tioned Me. prolu Tvrn lie enormous^ I Have ~tfie campaign all mapped out I know where to buy, and my agents are ready to execute iny orders. I am going to say to you frankly that I had tht thought in mind when I first organized this cruise. I believed this crisis was approaching, and prepared for it. Bj wireless we can operate surely and se cretly, with no possible fear of be trayal. The only question is, are you ready to back me up?" The expression on the faces of those gathered about him reflected the va ried character of the men. They were alike startled by the unexpected turn of affairs, yet financial greed evidentlj predominated. Even the one German In the group had seemingly forgotten his nationality In view of the golden bait dangling so temptingly before his eyes. Fosdlck, actuated by his lawyer Instincts, and still cool and calculating, was first to question the proposition. "You are perfectly assured of being able to control the market?" Fosdlck asked. ,:v."I already practically control," re "fumed ciirri'rfgtrin fcofifldetitfy'."'i4*'fVith a little more capital the game is cer tain. In twelve hours, gentlemen, we can have the copper situation entirely in our hands. Here are my holdings individually. I need your help to close the deal." They bent over the papers, eager to grasp the truth, but abundantly satis fied with a quick glance at the magic figures. It was evidently enough a master stroke, a business deal easy to comprehend, and all that remuined for them to do was to take their profits. "You—you return Immediately to New York?" questioned McCaun, his Hps trembling. "Certainly not our game at present Is to keep out of sight permit no one to discover who is behipd the move ment. Yoiir personal checks. \yij] fiat- CHON ITcS TIME: OUT HERE PONT PULL OM "THAT RoP&! SO BACK" NOTHIMG APTEE TAKING AU. THW TIME. TO GET OUT HSPE. VIHS Go BACK?r lsfy me. "I'propose holding the yacht, say a hundred miles from shore, and conducting the entire business by wire less. That makes it safe and pure." The group of financiers stared at cach other, one waiting for the next to voice decision. Fosdlck, as usual, took the Initiative. "I'm heartily with you, Carrington,"1 he said frankly, "you can count on my check for a hundred thousand dollars right now." "And I," "and I," echoed from lip to Hp. Carrington,- smiling pleasantly, turned toward me. "And how about you, Hollls? Com ing in with us? We ought to have one Chicago representative, you know." I shook my head, doubting my abil ity to produce the amount required off hand. "Not today give me a few hours to think it over. I should like to talk with you privately first." "All right we shall have enough without you, but I'll hold the chance open until you do decide. Let's ad journ to the cabin, gentlemen, where you can draw your checks while the steward opens a few bottles. This Is' an occasion to be celebrated." We were upon our feet, not unwIlNng to escape from the raw air, when the voice of the lookout sounded muflled, but distinct, far forward. "Sail ho!" "Where away?" echoed the bridge. "Off the starboard bow, sir—a big one." We gathered at the rail staring out blankly into the smother. Then sud denly the mist seemed to roll asunder as though cut by a knife, and there in the rift, as if the fog were a frame, appeared one of the finest sea pictures I ever remember seeing. A huge Iron warship, her funnels belching smoke at full speed, the white spray racing along her sides, swept into view. We hud a glimpse of the black muzzles of gunu protruding from forward and after turrets, of groups of sailors on deck, and in the fighting tops a white clad officer leaned over the bridge rail There was no flag, nor did we need one to know for what she stood. Carring ton pointed out into the blank mist "There goes one of your bulldogs now," he said. "That fellow lias his orders already. In five hours more not a German liner will dare leave New York.' (Continued tomorrow) &GHT HdoKWORMTN BRAZIL Amirican Physician* QivMi Fre* HldA for Campaign In the Interior of Republic^ Rio de Janeiro.—Through the efforta of Dr. Charles Seldle, director of the, public health department, and Drsi Lewis Wendell Hackett and George Stone of the Rockefeller foundation^ the government has given the Ameri can ln»^»ti«»fi*e, jha#d ,to.wo«e.a campaign on the hookworm in the in terior of Brazil. The percentage of Inhabitants of the ioutlying districts afflicted with this dis ease is high, according to health de partment officials. Creditable work, has already been done by the American physicians and 'It is believed the proposed campaign will be of Inestimable value In tho stimulation of agricultural enterpriser TED EASTERLY IN .TROUBLE President Comiakey Qoea to Aid of Former Big Catcher Who Passed Worthless Check. Ted Easterly, formerly catcher with the Chicago White Sox, who joined the Feds and then went from bad to worse until he was caught passing a worth less check in Bakersfield, Cal., has been released on probation by the judge who sentenced him to Jail. Easterly, ivhen in trouble, appealed to President Charley Comiskey of the Chicago White Sox, who interested himself la bis former catcher's behalf. For Convalescent 8oldiera. Washington. Convalescent homes for soldiers are being built at Fort McPherson and Port Oglethorpe, Ga., by the Red Cross war council. These are for the use of men who may fall ill in the training camps, and who are able to leave the hospital but not yet able for duty. Amusement and rec-' reation will be provided. he Bank with the Clock What Is A National Bank? A National Bank, such as this institution, differs from other banks in that it is organized and conducted under the careful supervision of the United States Government. 1 i#-v .• 'iff. WJHMSBD*Y, AOCt. 15,1917. AVIATION MAKES GREAT PROGRESS ... ,. I Keen Competition in Is Re __ sponsible for Remark able Advance. HOPE TONUS TO MEHCI This Country Expected to Help Win the War With Germany by Con struction of Great Fleet bf Airplane*. New York.—Aviation has made vast progress iu the third year of the war. The keen competition in the great struggle has been responsible for this remarkable advance. Various types of airplanes have supplanted each oth$r in quick succession. No sooner has a new type been designed than a fast er plane has been built. The progress of aviation has'emplha sized more sharply the absolute need of planes and dirigibles for the anuy and Uavy. Time after time battles have been won and lost, concerted drives held back or pushed ahead, Ife euuse of the airplanes, Battles have been fought In alti tudes ever rising to the present rec ord of some 10,000 feet above the level of the sea, and there has developed a dexterity in manipulating the ma chines iu the air such as but few men dreamed of a few years back. Early In the fall of 1916 the race between the allies and Germany in the air fight become keener than ever. Experts speeded up their efforts to' improve existing types, of planes, with the result that old machines were either sent back to the training camps or to the Juuk-pile more and more men were garnered in for training, as aviators, and factories were told to hustle as they never did before. So fast has been the race between the contesting powers that neither can get a commanding position in the air. Superiority in numbers has but little connection with actual su premacy, because quality counts for so much and the standard is raised •so rapidly. Look to United States. This boom in aviation was further 'augmented by ,tbe entry of the United States in the war. Faetoiies capable of producing airplanes, but keepliig aloof because the United States was not involved, changed th?ir position, as might have been expected, and pre pared to turn out planes by the hun dred to aid in the defeat of Germany. It was the virtually unanimous opin ion among military authorities that .^n,.fpfiuf.,.qf if^oij9an|£ .of American airplanes'with trained abators aldn& the western front wou^d beat Ger many without question. It was-^ex plained that they could raid the Ger man depots and munition centers and cause such damage as to force Ger many to sue for peace. ..Hope was ..entertained when Amer ica first entered the ir that aerial aid from this country would suffice to place such a large number of planes on the front as to enable thej long thought of raids on interior Ger-j many to take place. Steps were taken to rush an appro priation through congress f«r More than $600,000,000. Factories were sur veyed for-their ability to turn out Hy ing machines and other somewhat hur-, rled preparations were made. But tbw work seemed distressingly slow. The situation now appears gradu ally changing, and with aeronautical! experts assisting the government andi with all the money necessary to de-. velop our air resources for a year at least, most observers believe thej United States will a few months or a year be a big factor in air war fare. Zeppelin raids on England con^ tlnued for part of the last year^ then the Germans seem to have sud-, denly given them op on acount .ofj the heavy losses Involved. Instead of dirigibles, the Germana began to use against London and othjpi English centers -large squadronsA their newest airplanes. .. .. National Bank Examiners under the direction of the Comptroller of the Currency keep in touch with the details of this bank's workings, and, moreover, strict rules and regulations to ensure absolute safety have been laid down by the Government and must be. followed. -This is one feature of the unquestioned safety we offer you in inviting your account. :P fCt'i -.