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The Weather
Machine Was Filled With Guests
Attending the Federation
Driver of Car and Wife in Hos­
pital and Are Still Uncon­
While returning from a eight seeing
tour through the Bad Lands, a car
driven by W. P. Burnett, attorney of
Dickinson, filled with delegates to the
annual meeting of the State Federa­
tion of Women's clubs, turned com­
pletely over and landed on its wheels
again. Thex six occupants were all
seriously injured. The spill occurred
Tuesday evening at 5 p. m., on the
road five miles west of Dickinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Burnet^ were most
seriously jnjured. When picked up,
he had an ugly gash in his head and
both he and his wife were uncoru
scious. Mr. Burnett had not recovered
consciousness this morning, and it is
not known just tfte full extent of his
Mrs. Burnett's collarbone and wrist
*were broken.
Mrs. W. C. Crawford, wife of Judge
Crawford, suffered serious bruises
about the head and body.
Mrs. Jones of Beach, badly bruised
about the head and body.
Mrs. Lovell, Beach, left arm broken
and body badly bruised.
Mrs. Foster, -Beach, badly bruised.
All the injured are receiving atten­
tion at the Dickinson hospital with
the exception of Mrs. Crawford and
Mrs. Jones, whp ire being eaiied for
.at the home, of Judge Crawford/
The womenvisitors were .being en
Immediately cars were vacated to
rush the injured to the Dickinson hos­
Burnett's car was a powerful, seven
passenger machine which he had pur­
chased recently from the estate of the
late James Caldwell.
While the condition of several of
the women is serious, it is believed
that all will recover.
Washington, Oct. 3.—The protracted
wrangle over charges by Rep. Heflin
of Alabama that certain members of
congress have "acted suspiciously" in
the present war, flared up again in the
house today when Rep. Mason of Illi­
nois made a speech contending that
Heflin had inferentially charged Ma­
son with treason and "linked him up
with Emma Goldman.'!
Kep. Hedin requested consent of
the house for time to reply to Mason's
remarks and. to name the men he
thought had "acted suspiciously," but
objection was made by Rep. Garner
-and the row, for the time being, was
brought to ail end.*
Washington, Oct. 3.—Lieutenant G.
P. Howe of the Boston medical offi*
cers' reserve corps was killed in ac­
tion Sept. 28, while on duty with Brit­
ish forces in France, the adjutant gen­
eral announced today.
Washington, Oct. 3.—An American
destroyer, in British waters, recently
was in collission with a British naval
vessel, which after taking off the
American crew, towed th® disabled de
Btroyer safely to port. In announcing
the collission today the navy depart­
ment said no one was injured afward
the American destroyer and that the
vessel had been repaired and restored
to active duty.
An official Inquiry developed that
the collission was unavoidable, the
vessels having come together during
a heavy rainstorm. No 'blame was!
placed at either the American or
tour of the Bad Lands. Burnett's car
was traveling at agood speed when
it turned out toAlldw a car driven by
Dr. Stickney to .pafci. Jdst at this
time a tire blew pat and the big deven
passenger car hurled through the air,
making a complete revolution and
righting itself In th$ditch at the side
of the road. The guests were thrown
out and most of them, when picked
up by cars following, were uncon­
A familiar sign in the shops makes
many a woman meditate. It reads,
"Carry home your bundles and release
a man for Uncle Sam." But not a
word is there about releasing the
man's wages for Mrs. Consumer's ben­
Perhaps the shopper had bought a
blouse at an advance of 35 per cent
or paid $4.50 a dozen for small linen
napkins which formerly cost $2.25 or
noted that all cotton had climbed into
the luxury class.—Still she met "carry
home your bundles" at every turn.
Then there is the "carry home your
bundles movement" backed by an or­
ganization of representative women.
No wonder she is confused.
Mrs. Newton D. Baker, wife of the
secretary of war, has been a student
of economic conditions for many
years. Mrs. Baker has just been ap­
pointed national chairman of the joint
consumers' committee. In interviews,
Mrs. Baker says:
"Carry our bundles? Yes, but not
unless we^, share in what the mer­
chants save in delivery costs. I will
not work a bit for the undertaking
unless I can be assured the merchants
are going to reduce the price of every
piece of goods that is not delivered.
"My own suggestion is that a cash
discount on the purchase price be
granted those who carry bundles in­
stead of ordering them delivered. If
anyone can think of a better way, it
should be suggested at once.
"Unless women ar8 given a discount
on the price of goods they carry home,
the merchants are simply going to add
to their profits by the women's sacri­
fices. I
"Many stores have worked up an
elaborate system of deliveries as part
of the style of the shop. One mer­
chant in Washington told me that his'
delivery system cost him $100,000 last
year, and he said he didn't care if it
cost .twice that, for he didn't pay for
it. This is the sort of store which en­
courages women to ask for six to
eight deliveries a day. The time has
come, when women thaj
'kind' of foolishness.
"Wte have drifted into wildly extrav­
agant habits, both merchants and cus­
tomers. A Boston merchant says It
.costs him 11 cents a parcel to make
Amsterdam, Oct. 3.—Germany has
made no proposals whatever for a
separate peace to France or Great
Britain. Dr. von Kuehlmann, the Ger­
man foreign secretary, made this an­
nouncement, according to an official
statement received from Berlin, in
answering the speech made by the
Russian minister of war before the
democratic congress in Petrograd.
The statement says:
"The Russian war minister asserted
at thp Petrograd democratic congress
that the imperial chancellor, Dr. Mi
chaelis, had stated, among nth?r
things, that Germany was ready to
return Alsace-Lorraine to France. The
imperial chancellor's utterances are
generally known, and the assertion of
the Russian war minister is an inven­
The war minister further stated that
it was Germany's intention to make
a separate peace with Great Britain
and France at the cost of Russia, and
that Great Britain and France had
informed the Russian government
that they would not be parties to any
such proposal.
"I hear with state that Germany has
made no proposals whatever for a
separate peace, either with France
or Great Britain," he said.
Last month reports were circulated
in Russia that France and Great Bri­
tain had received offers to make a
separate peace at the expense of Rus­
sia. Russia obtained formal denials
from France and Great Britain that
they would not make peace with Ger­
many to the detriment of Russia. The
announcement was made in Petro­
grad on Sept. 28.
The reported statement of the Rus­
sian war minister as regards Alsace
Lorraine has not been received pre­
viously in this country.
Washington, Oct 3.—food price
manipulators and profiteers will nave
the trained men and resources of the
secret service to cope with. Herbert
hoover, the food administrator, has
asked President Wilson for the ser
vtffes of the corps, ai
Carry Your Bundles"
or S O
Wife of the Secretary of War Suggests Merchants Give
counts to Those Who Release Liverymen.
deliveries. In New York, where dis­
tances rare greater, the average cost
runs as high as 15 cents."
By Mrs. Baker's plan of cash dis­
counts, a woman purchasing $1 worth
of goods at a store where a five per
cent cash discount had been agreed
upon, would be charged only 95 cents
for the goods if she took the bundle
home with her. But if she phoned for
them or asked at the store that they
foe delivered, she would be charged
the full $1. This would be to cover
cost pt delivery.
"I am willing to take part in the
campaign when I can be assured that
the customers are going to obtain
some of the benefit," said Mrs. Baker.
"I know^nany women who take this
same attitude.
"Representative women, working
through the organizations already es­
tablished, will try1 to arrange for this
discount plan.
"If assurance is given them that
this will be granted, a bundle carrying
campaign will be established on a na­
tional ^cale." .....
elated by thousands of women. It is
always such a Joy to say, after read­
ing something in print, "Why, that's
just what I've been thinking myself!"
German Foreign Secretary Say's Germany Feeling the Ban Against
Sending Commodities to Her
No Overtures Have Been
Made to Entente
Washington, D. C., Oct. 3.—Great
Britain's embargo on shipments of
practically everything to Sweden, Nor
way/Denmark and the iNetherlands is
regarded here as a most important
move in tightening the cordon which
slowly but surely is killing the mili­
tary power of Germany.
Coining closc on the heel3 of the
export embargo of the United States,
which is being administered to keep
fro mthe European neutrals every­
thing that might supply the central
powers, Great Britain's action is re­
garded as one of the most important
of the war.
As the British embargo excludes ev­
erything except printed matter, about
the only thing that will be permitted
to go'to the German people by way of
the neutrals will be expressions of
world opinion that they should reor­
ganize their system of government to
do away with the military autocracy.
In a figurative sense, Great Britain
holds one end of the rope and the
United States the other. Gradually,
but surely, as it is being drawn taut,
the military power of Germany is be­
ing strangled because the embargo
cuts off the supplies she has ibeen re­
ceiving through the adjacent neutrals.
Washington, Oct. 3.—To insure the
retention of sufficient seed of wheat
and rye for next year's crop, the de­
partment of agriculture announced to­
day that'the thirty day grain storage
limitation will hot apply to seed grain.
I.ots may be kept tor seed purposes
until the end of the next seeding sea­
son, but cannot be sold at a price ex­
ceeding by 15 percent the selling
price of No. 1 wheat at the elevator
where stored.
Tuttle, N. D., Oct. 3.—James
Grover, who left Tuttle two
weeks aqo in his car, writes from
Eoston that he made the trip over
the Red Trail, a distance of 2£16
wUlea. in ten days, with onU
About 203,000 More Men on Way
to Join National Army of
All Exccpt First Draft of 32,549
Calldi for Special Equip-
Washington, Oct. 3.—About 230,000
man, representing the third incre­
ment to-the national army, were on
their way today to sixteen canton­
ments where already half of the 687,
000 called to the colors by the presi­
dent ar» mobilized. Although today's
quota should 10 percent under reg­
ulations promulgated Iby Provost
aMrshal General Crowder, local condi­
tions in various states have reduced
the general average of the increment
to 20 percent or 23 percent.
Coincident with the start of the
third division to the training camp
today, the railroads' war iboard is­
sued a statement in connection with
the part which the railroads have
paid in handling the biggest troop
movement ever attempted in this
country. "Including the national
guard, the regular army, and the new
national army, the railroads to date
have moved approximately 720,000 sol­
diers, from their homes to training
camps, or embarkation points," says
the statement. "All this army, ex­
cept the 32,519 men included in the
first 5 percent that moved by regu­
lar train on September 5, required
special train service, involving the
use of 13,500 passenger cars, including
1,500 Pullmans and tourist, sleepers,
2,00-3 baggage cars, and 4,500 freight
cars. In addition the special train
movements have had to foe so directed
as to prevent interruption to the regu
'I£Ffrt(ssenger Bervice."
Washington, Oct. 3.—A third series
of officers' training camps to be open­
ed Jan. 5 will run until April 5, the
war department announced today, pri­
marily for th eeducation of enlisted
men of the regular army, national
guard and national army for commis­
In addition, however, 2,490 gradu­
ates or undergraduates from 93 speci­
fied schools and colleges will be ad­
'Fargo, Oct. 3.—Fred Anderson, 21,
who is 'being held in custody by tho
Moor head, Minn., police, is the man
who shot and killed George Cheffield
at the Great Northern raiirdad sta­
tion in Moorhead, September 19, ac­
cording to an annauncement made
here today by Chief of Police Dahl
gren, of hargo, who took the man in
custody a fe whours after the mur­
der was committed. This is the man
wJ»o the police announced previously
they had in custody but refused to
divulge his name.
According to the police, Anderson
has confessed to the rotioery of a
jewelry store near Reynolds, N. D.,
where more than $&00 worth of jewel­
ry and other articles were stolen.
young girl who resides in Moorhead,
and whose name uie police retuseu 10
f.«»if»x»icp. lieinsr' held in custody af­
ter the finding of a large number of
articles of jewelry in her room, which
the police declare were stolen from
the Reynolds store, and given to the
girl by Anderson.
The girl, according to the police,
has made startling disclosures and
will be the state's chief witness
against Anderson. Four other girls
who it is alleged, also received gifts
of jewelry from Anderson, will testify.
Anderson was taken into custody
aiout 8 o'clock on the morning of
the murder and when taken in his
room several changes of clothing
were found. Witnesses to the murder
were called, and according to the po­
lice identified him as one of the men
who took part in the Moorhead station
Washington, Oct. 3.—The govern­
ment today advanced Belgium another
$2,000,000 in addition td previous
loans of $7,500,000 a month for six
'Wc Shall Bomb Germany With
Compound Interest Says
Activity North of Verdun Is Re­
ported aa Especially Prom­
(By Asaocialed Preas.)
"We shall l.oiv.i Germany with com­
pound inteiest," Premier Lloyd
George is quoted in the London press'
as declaring to a London crowd in
promising it that Great Britain would
soon launch reprisals for the many
German air raids on England. I
The French reprisals are already
under way and were continued last
night. French airmen dropped bombs
on Baden. More than seven tons of
bombs also were dropped on various
military objectives in German held
Along the French front, the artillery
duels were vigorous at many points.
Activity was especially marked north
of Verdun, where the French are ap­
parently preparing an attack to recov­
er a few trench elements which the!
crown prince's troops retined when
their main attack was thrown back
north of Hill No. 344 yesterday. A
German attempt to attack east of
Rheims was broken up by tthe French
I'erlin, Oct. 3.—German troops yes­
terday captured a section of French
trenches, 1,200 yards wide on the nor­
thern slope of Hill No. 344, to the
east of the River Meuse, in the Ver­
dun region, it was officially reported
by the German general staff today.
Paris, Oct. 3.—A war cross has
been awarded fry the French govern­
ment to Harold E. Purdy, of Minne­
apolis, a member of Section No. 1, of
the American, field? service for trans­
porting wounded under heavy fire and
gas attacks.
Petrograd, Oct. 3.—The democratic
congress by a vote Of 766 to 688 to­
day declared in favor of a coalition
Stockholm, Oct. 3.—After the resig­
nation of the cabinet yesterday King
Custav summoned the leaders of tha
chief parties in the riksdag to urge
them to use their ibest efforts to form
a coalition cabinet.
The king told the leaders It would
be most expedient to form a cabinet
which would maintain Sweden's neu­
tral policy and exercise a calming in­
fluence on the people during the pres­
ent crisis. Sweden's difficulties were
increasing daily, the king asserted.
London, Oct. 3.—A Shanghai dis­
patch to Reuter's says that an the re­
sult of a typhoon which swept over
Tokio on Monday, 400,000 persons are
homeless and 183 are dead, and 217
mow of i.«.
wfs men
Chicago, Oct. 3.—Whether an or­
ganization can strike during war time
and whether members of an organlza
tian can stay on strike when that
strike was initiated before the war
started, are the two paramount is­
sues between the government and the
l«t indicted I. W. W., acording to Otto
Christensen, attorney for the organi­
zation. He is in the city today pre­
paring' for the legal battle, which will
open soon.
Sweeping denial of the charges
nafhed in the indictment was made by
Christensen, who asserted the chief
point at issue is whether the I. W. W.
are within -the law in promulgating
strikes during war times.
"The government's charges cannot
possibly stand up," he declared. "The
I. W. W. has at no time taken a posi­
tive position in regard to the war.
Some of the strikes we are charged
with starting 'to embarrass the gov­
ernment' were started before the war
"The charge that German money
Want Title
Secretary Baker Asks Senate to
Use Title Held Only by
Washington, Oct. 3.—The elevation
of Major General John J. Pershing to
the rank of general, a title held only
by Washington, Grant, 'Sherman, and
Sheridan, was sought by Secretary
Baker today in a recommendation be­
fore the senate military committee.
The secretary urges revival of the
rank of general for Pershing and the
army chief of staff, and lieutenant
general for the corps commanders
with the expeditionary forces. He de­
clared that the head of the overseas
troops should 'be given grade com­
mensurate with the importance of his
Sends Out Incorrect Reports of
Townley's Appropriation of
Band Concert
The league's capital city press bu­
reau in an effort to protect Governor
Frazier from the criticism which is
being heaped upon him for his parti
cipation in, Townley's deliberate ap
propriation of the farewell concert ar­
ranged for Bismarck friends by Di­
rector Harold Bachman of the Second
regiment band is deliberately misrep­
resenting the facts, and some league
papers are carrying stories embody­
ing these misrepresentations, which
might be called by a much shorter
and uglier name.
The facts, as stated 'by Mr. Bach­
man, in a signed statement which he
furnished The Tribune are as fol­
"My original plans were to give a
farewell concert to the people of Bis­
marck in the auditorium on Wednes­
day night, the 26th of September,
This was announced in The Bismarck
Tribune, but on the day following I
found that the Auditorium was en­
gaged for that evening, and changed
the date to Friday night. After the
change was made, Attorney General
Langer called me by telephone and
asked if the Second infantry band
would play for a farewell address the
governor wished to give the boys of
the two North Dakota regiments Fri­
day night. I told him that we al­
ready had a concert scheduled for
that night.
"I heard no more regarding any
speeches going to be made until late
Friday afternoon, when I was asked
to go into the Public Opinion office
(local Townley headquarters) and ar­
range the program so as to place the
talks Mr. Langer had provided.
"I wish to state that I did not
arrange any part of the speaking
program, nor ask anyone to speak
excepting Chaplain Markley, who
took up the collection for the
band. Naturally I cooperated
when Mr. Langer made the re­
In the face of these facts, Townley's
hired hands deliberately stepped in
at the eleventh hour and used tho
concert which had been arranged by
Director Bachman and advertised by
him solely as a band concert, and to
which loyal Americans were permit­
ted to come anticipating a patriotic
concert by a patriotic and popular
musical organization, and made of it
a league demonstration upon which
Townley and Frazier might hang
some doubtful shreds of patriotism.
The public never was taken into
the confidence of Townley's hired
hands except an eleventh hour league
newspaper announcement, and Bach­
man was consulted only at the last
moment, after he had published his
program in the afternoon daily papers
and had advised The Tribune that he
knew nothing of any contemplated
speeches but the meeting was
fully press agented to outside
cations as a league patriotic demon­
stration, and the band concert
mentioned merely as an incident.
The Tribune repeats that it was a
deliberate, contemptible piece of
trickery upon the part of hired hands
of President Townley, frightened by
the rising tide of indignation against
Townleyism. Orders went out from
headquarters to "pull something pa­
triotic." The response of the local
agitators and subsidized press
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State Edition
Remarkable Progress Hade in
Building of Government's
Great Majority of Them 35 Kaot
Vessels of Very Latest
Washington, D. Oct. 3.—Such re­
markable progress has been made in
the quick 'building of the immense
floatilla of American destroyers to
cope with the submarine campaign
that the navy department now is as­
sured of much quicker delivery of the
ships than was contemplated in the
last estimate, which, in itself, was far
ahead of the original time. Progress
on the ships now building and. ar­
rangements for others to follow,- it
was said today at the navy depart­
ment, are such that the American navy
will lead the world with its destroyers
within 18 months.
Ready Next Year.
It is now certain that all destroyers
building will be delivered ready for
duty in European waters early In next
year. Many of them had not been
expected until the winter of 1918. Ap­
proximately 10 months have biieen
The full success of the project, how­
ever, depends on the extraordinary
power granted to the president in ihe
bill now pending. The administration
measure was altered In the {loupe. The
senate committee restored' the provi­
sions naval officers consider vital to
success, and the navy hopes the bill
will become law in substantial!)/ its
original form. It is now in conference,
and its progress: is being watched con­
stantly as tentative contracts are sub­
ject to change if the bill is altered.
Of New Design.
All new destroyers are of a new jde
sign, worked out by the navy depart­
ment, and showing radical changes
from any of these craft now oildat.
The great majority of them will be 35
knot vessels of improved sea-keeping
qualities, adding to their effectiveness
as submarine hunters. The first of the
new type have been tried out with re­
sults that amazed the officers who
made trial trips.
The rate of warship production ilk
the United States has been increased
to such an extent that a greater
amount of fighting tonnage is being
produced in a given time than has
ever been achieved before by any
Animals Deserted by Owner Five
Years Ago Found to Have
Thrived in Wilds
Shields, N. D., Oct. 3.—Five
years ago William Gayton aband­
oned his farm at Selfridge to ac­
cept the post of Indian farmer at
the Porcupine agency. He left
on the place two year-old porkera
intending to return for the ani­
mals later. One thing and an­
other prevented hia return for
some months, and when he did ge
back, the hogs were not to be
found. He gave them no further
thought until some time ago when
iMike Brown, while haying on the
place, ran onto the hnimals, who
were as coy and savage as wild
boars. Although the hogs had
looked after themselves for five
years, living in the open winter
and summer, they had thrived,
one of the animals weighing 500
and the other 600 pounds. They
had lived solely on wild grass,
nuts and roots. It was necessary
to resort to the use of traps to
urn inn
Mrs. Minnie Garvey Tooley, a well
was known Bismarck woman who has re-
deliberately to deceive the public by cently been engaged as collector, was
purloining a meeting which had been lodged in the county jail last evening
arranged and advertised by Director on a charge of disorderly conduct af
achman as a concert, and to which ter she had, it is alleged, "punched"
the public had been invited with no a prominent Bismarck man against
intimation that they would be re- whom she had, it is claimed, some fan
quired to listen to Townley's hench- cied grievance.
man, fresh from LaFollette's feast of Chief 'Martineson, Deputy Sherif
sedition and pro-Germanism. Lowth and one or two aides made
The Townley attorney general was the arrest and with some difficulty
not asked to preside: it*was never
the somewhat excited worn-

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