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THETBISMARCK TRIBUNE kntarad at tlM Postoffice, Bismarck, N. D., as Second CUus Matter Kditor GEOB6E A N N 6TLOGAN PAYNE COMPANY, Special Foreign Representative IBV YORK. Fifth Ave. Bldg. CHICAGO, Marquette Bid*. BOSTON, 3 Winter St. DETROIT, Krsssge Bids. MINNEAPOLIS, 810 Lumber Exchange. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news credited to it or not other wise credited in this paper and also the local new* pub lished herein. All rights of publication of special dispatches herein an also reserved. All rights of publication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCU^TION SUBSCRIPTION RATES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Daily by carrier per year f®-00 Daily fey mail per year »-JJ« Daily by mail per year (in state).. 4.00 Daily by mail outside of North Dakota 6.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES (In North Dakota) One year by mail. I*-®® Six months by mail.. rr Tbm months by mail (Outside of North Dakota) One year ''okS Six months 2.50 Three months Om year W-00 Six months J1®' Hires months On* month TH1 STATE'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER. (Established 1871) OUR WOMEN WORKERS. A woman's division has been established by the War Labor Board. Many problems with which the board has had to deal concerning women em ployes, who are rapidly taking the place of men workers who are going into the training camps and trenches. Joint Chairman Walsh and Taft feel that these problems should be handled for the board by women. There are to be in the future women ex aminers. This work is headed by Miss Obenauer who was formerly with the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and who is one of the best known labor investigators in the United States. There are also to be field investigators for women workers. These investigators and field representatives are to make impartial investigations at industrial plants where any toruble is reported. They are to discover what is the cause of the controversy, to meet with both sides, to look into health condi tions and wage conditions among women workers and to report back to the War Labor Board with recommendations. He's the "harried HUN" now, but a year or so hence he'll be the well done HUN. THE PURPOSE OF REGISTRATION. The purpose of the registration tomorrow is not to render persons liable to military service. That liability exists already, and congress has the right to say how and when men may be called on for the service to which all men of military age are liable. The registration is a sort of cen sus of the man-power of the country. By means of it the government ascertains how mail# men there are in the country between cert^ty&ges, and ascertains certain facts ^ith reference to them. On the basis of this information is selects from the entire number those who may most properly be called into actual service first, and it groups the others into various classes according to availability. With the exception of persons already in the service of the United States in certain designated military or civil capacities, all male residents must register, and must answer the questions which are propounded on the registration blanks. That being done, the rest will be handled by the ap pointed agents of the government. It cannot be too strongly urged that every per son within the prescribed ages, 18 to 45, inclusive, present themselves at their polling places and reg ister as prescribed by law. To fail to do this will be to incur penalties, and failure to register will in no sense avoid military liability. The individ ual who fails to register, in addition to subjecting himself to fine or imprisonment, or both, will, when detected, be registered in any case, and he will have impaired his standing as a citizen by his failure. Hereafter the German general staff will have frequent moving days. WITH THE EDITORS A REBUKE TO WOBBLYISM. At this writing appearances indicate very strongly that Dr. O. M. Lanstrum has received the nomination of the candidate of the republican party for the office of United States senator. "Hie Argus is frank to say that the returns are pleasurably surprising as it feared that with three loyal candidates runing for this office none of them would be successful and that the nomination would go to Jeanette Rankin, who forced herself upon the republicans of the state as a candidate on that ticket. What Dr. Lanstrum's plurality is hot" even to be estimated at this writing, but whatever his vote may be there must be added to it every vote which Judge Nichols and Harry H. Parsons received in totaling up the voters of jthe state who desired to administer a rebuke to bolshevikism, pacifism and Townleyistn, all of which were represented in the candidacy of Miss Rankin. In other words the vote# of Lanstram, Nichols and Parsons must be totalled in Order to arrive at the strength of the loyal voters of Montana, in the republican party. By this we do not mean to infer that there are not as many loyal democrats as republicans. Montana has shown her loyalty on every issue of true Americanism which has arisen since the country became engaged in war, and inasmuch as Miss Rankin chose the other side the defeat she has sustained has demonstrated that the eyes of the people are open and they are not to be fooled by the deceptive patriotism of a public speaker who seeks to cover up a record of Wobbly ism by carrying a flag in her hand when she ad dresses voters from a Townley platform—Miles City Star. THE TOWNLEY STORES. The farmers around Dickinson slipped one over on Townley and his gang and organized a co operative store of their own, selling the shares at fifty dollars each. All of the money sub scribed will be invested in stock and each share holder will be entitled to an equal division of profits. This beats the scheme of Townley's lieutenants who have styled themselves the United Consumers Store Co. all hollow. The last named concern wants the farmers to put up 100 dollars just to have the privilege of trading at their store and get no benefit.—Grafton News. ASTOUNDING AND IMPOSSIBLE. Minnesota loyalty is too aghast and astounded at the intimation that Charles A. Lindbergh is to be appointed to the goverment war service to be willing to believe it possible. If it should be veri fied—rif Lindbergh is to take his book, "Why Is Your Country at War?" under his arm and march into the service of the war he has discredited, then Minnesota loyalty will be wholly nonplussed. It will wonder what is to become of truth, loyalty and devotion—wonder what is the dividing line between ardent patriotism and damaging pacifism —wonder whether enthusiastic war support is at a discount at Washington and opposition at a premium. "It is understood," says the telegraphic report, that the Nonpartisan league (which means the Townley machine only) through George Creel (chairman of that mysterious dispensation known a§ the Committee on Public Information) has been urging the appointment." This makes it worse and worse. This gives it the additional sinister appearance of a socialistic attempt to break into the War Industries board. Creel is suspected of strong Bolsheviki leanings and his connection with thp Townley machine, itself rank with socialism, in an effort to plant Lindenburgh in a government war position, seethes with a suspicion that cannot be dissipated. The government could not inflict upon itself a more damaging blow in the estimation of public opinion in Minnesota than in the appointment of Lindbergh to the position and through the influ ence indicated. It is not necessary to go further than his infamous book. The administration knows this attack upon the war Congress knows it. The administration might overlook his recent repudiation by Minnesota as a candidate of the Townley machine with loyalty as the issue—poli tics will produce singular situations and combina tions sometimes—but how it could overlook that book cannot be fathomed. It is probable that public opinion, honest, loyal public opinion true to the national cause and supporting the govern ment with patriotic sincerity, will not permit the book to be overlooked.—St. Paul Dispatch. RESPECTFULLY REFERRED TO MR. LANGER The Tribune is indebted to State Auditor Karl Kositzky for the following editorial from the Ni obrara (Neb.) Tribune. It is written by H. L. Marshall, publisher of The Tribune, who was a class-mate of the North Dakota state auditor, and it is particularly interesting in view of Attorney General Langer's recent correspondence with Superintendent Riley of Cass county, in which the chief law enforcement officer of the state said that the North Dakota Council of Defense had never prohibited the teaching of German in the public schools of North Dakota and that such a ban on this alien enemy tongue had never been seriously considered by the council of defense: "It appears that in some parts of the county little heed is being paid to the request that the language of the kaiser be left unspoken. When one stops to consider all the anguish that has been brought to the world because of the greed of that Prussian blue beard and then considers all the blessings and opportunities that have been freely given and taken hy persons of foreign birth, it seems that one's patience must surely give way when people bodly refuse to heed the request of those in authority, to speak nothing but the Amer ican language, and right here it might be said that it would make it much easier to do this if those who speak Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Bohemian would speak the U. S. language. People today, whose loyalty is unquestioned, are making it hard for us to establish our language as the only language simply because they insist on speaking a foreign langauge. It is a matter that one does not care to harp on continually and people are afraid to ask you to cease speaking the languages for fear of breaking friendships that were formed years ago, but you are not 100 per cent loyal if you do not help. The County Council of Defense has asked the different villages to pass ordinances prohibiting the use of the German language within the city limits. The matter was presented to the boards personally and if it is not an ordinance it will no doUbt soon be. Let's heed the Council's request and speak the U. S. language. It spells unity and unity means strength, and strength will win the war and build for us and our children an enduring peace.—»-Niobrara Tribune. A" BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE FRASER SENDS MESSAGE TO DRAFT BOARDS GOHSENTING ON GREAT REGISTRATION On the eve of. the greatest registra tion of military manpower in the his tory of the world, Adjutant General Fraser sends the following message to the local draft bbards of North Da kota: 7 1. Your commander. General Enoch H. Crowder, provost marshal general, stated a few days, ago that he would like to visualize the members of the local boards and secure' their view point. Today I wftuld like for once to state my personal ^pipression of your selves and say a'^word' on the com ing registration: 2. What is probably the last large general registration of the present war is almost here. When you have finished your work next Thursday evening you will have been a portion of those who have Contributed 13,000, 000 of the splendid men of these great United States by enrolling them so that they may participate more active ly in the future than they have in the past. I view this task with confidence in you and in American manhood,-weN knowing that you have learned how to perform this duty well, speedily and with fairness to all. You have earned the admira^'on of the world hy your labors since June 5, 1917. When you commenced the greatest task of its kind that was ever undertaken in history. 3. You all know how the German leaders sneered at us. stated that Americans would not fight for a prin ciple, could not raise an army, was a dollar nation, a nation without ideals. Were they mistaken? Ask any of them.today. "They now realize that General Pershing and his mil lion and a half of the best blood of America's sons are on the Hun battle line'and every soldier making good. That much you, gentlemen of the dif A CLOP AWtuHCftS AH JOVND MSRe ROLLING IT UP ferent boards,-have supervised in six teen months. With this record. I ap proach Sept. 12th with confidence and the nation, yea, the world, knows your past is a guarantee of. the future. 4. You are.as truly soldiers as any in full khaki you' have been so rec ognize.,d by your superior officer, Gen. Crowder. You are automatically placed, under recent regulations, In Class V, Division D—"in the military service of the United States." Do you know that your splendid and uncom pensated work in the past sixteen months g^ye North Dakota second place in the cost'per, man of sending soldiers to camp, but one state in the Union being-lower?- Such is the.fact, iflow was this done? By 53 local boards and one district boardsin North I Dakota devoting day and night to the work, cheerfully /.nd without thought of reward except the one great fact—I am doing my duty, as I am placed. A young soldier i.rom north Dakota wrote me the other lay from France. Amang other statements he used this true expression: "We will do the fighting you folks at home must win the war." You'^ire doing this you have done it you will continue to do it. I 5. Lay aside everything the next few days for this registra:/!n and sub sequent tabulation of results. You can do no work» more important. All else in youf official and personal life is trival. 1 YOU SHOW SOCH A COM TeMPT FOR TMe»*nw^ic RECULAT t©N S 1% TMeRS VJ SUCH A TWNfc A3 TH5 °T P60eST«Ai rBVT YOU 'DON'T If we do not win the war (and we surely will) your other vocations are gone anyway. You who are coun I ty officers will find that your constitu ents will gladly excuse you from all else. There is but one great duty in the United States today: A^n theijwar. All can help: all are helping/ (Your particular present duty "is along the lines of seeing that all «ftlzens within EVERETT TRUE By Conde PVf PPd CtsfD, 3)o You ^S«S the prescribed ages are permitted to share the burden of enrolling. Help them they all desire to have their names on your books. ti. I know that this coming week you will be in shape to wire me that your county has a given number of men duly enrolled that you will fol low this wire with the statement pro vided in the regulations that you will tauulate your reports and send them to me and that I will be permitted to wire the totals to Washing^n a?, soon as, if not earlier, than iany other state in the Union. You can feel sure you will do it. Ii is stated that Pennsylvania makes its returns before any other selective service executive under the jurisdiction of the provost marshal general. Let us-show him that "on these beautiful prairies of North Dakota, the melting pot of na tions, has produced a type of man that is equal in ability to those from the Keystone state. 7! With confidence I await your re turns. G. A. FRASER. Adjutant General. Circular No. 319. Page 2. Adjutant General's Office. -BUY W. S. S. TAX BOARD IS POSSIBLE FOE SAYS KOSITZKY (Continued From Pare On*. hospital, in order that North Dakota may avoid caring for the insane of other states. Hits at Regents. The auditor objects to leave of absence with pay to college pro fessors, some of wnom, he says, at the close of their year a leave, outside the state. This objection, Mr. Kositzky pri vately explains, refers particular ly to Dr. A. G. Crane, president of the iMinot normal, whose year's leave of absence has been extend ed by the board of regents to per mit Mm to accept a commission as major' under Surgeon General Gorgas, whom the iMinot educator is to assist with the establishment of rehabilitation hospitals for crippled soldiers. The war depart ment has agreed that Or. Crane shall be released from time to time when his services are most needed by the Minot normal. Mr. Kositzky asks that the state his torical society be placed under con trol of the board of regents, and that its meetings be held at tho capitol, where the state historical museum is located, instead of at Grana Forks This would save, Mr. Kositzzky says, ?.'.,000 per annum in traveling expens es for members of the board. Our Bonded Debt. The state auditor calls attention to the fact that iNorth Dakota's bonded indebtedness is $462,000, and asks how the constitutional limit of 1200,000 has been evaded. He would centralise levying, equalizing, accounting and coi lecting of state taxes in bis office. WEDNESDAY SEPT. 11, 1918. .... ®UTV' 0F Pbttmast^rs of ,^irth Dakota are urged by the State imittse ithe r1f He urges that a uniform system of accounting for counties and munici palities be installed as recommended by Governor Hanna several years ago, when an appropriation of $45,000 was made for this purpose. He advises, that on petition of certain Morton county citizens be has held up since Feb. 1, 1918, the salary of Judge M. Hanley of the 12th judicial dis trict, who is a major with the expedl tionery forces in France, because he is not certain t^ut he has a legal right to draw this salary. He's Spent it All. In conclusion the state auditor naively acknowledges that he has spent all the' money appropriated for his office, including sutns for extra clerk hire, and he advises the govern or that he has got his money's worth for funds expended and that he wel comes and invites inspection and in vestigation. Salesman Wanted Experienced in clothing and shoes. Saturdays or Satur day aftenoota and evenings. S. E. QERGESON A SON. War Savings Omd- to diteburage as far as cashing of war 'Fortunately, possible savings stamps. the requests for redemp tion of'stamps are not frequent, most North Dakotans, the State as Com mittee believes, bought the stamps with the Idea of holding them until mateurity. The people generally realize that the ownership of war saving* stamps gives them the, com fortable feeling of participation in their country's effort to win the war, and they would feel like slackers upon losing that sense of partnership, unless the direst necessity caused the premature redemption of the stamps.' tfhe postmasters are also urged by the State Committee to always keep a supply of war savings and thrift stamps on hand as complaints have been made that some of thi offices do not hate stamps on sale. Any district postoffice may have its credit in creased by special requisition on the central accounting*postmaster to take care of an unusual demand for war savings stamps which may arise, and the central accounting postmasters, in rush instances, may order supplies of stamps through the Fargo office. Great reliance Is placed upon them hy the government to lend every as sistance in this campaign, as the post office. more than any other agency, is the place where people go to buy the stamps. In the past the postmasters have been of the greatest assistance ia selling these government securities, and it.-Is hopjM^-jtheiy interest "in the campaign' will hi maintained to the THE GOAL ALMOST REACHED. The war savings stamp cnmpaigii of last June secured in this state sub scriptions for nearly'ten million dol lars worth of stamps, and to the ful fillment of these pledges the hundreds of hard working and faithful monitors ail over North Dakota are devoting untiring energy. The June drive was a wonderful accomplishment, hut It did not reach the state's quota by nearly three million dollars, and to reach that goal- by the end of the year and put .North Dakota safely over the top Is the aim of the war savings organization. While thousands of patriotic Dnko tans bought war savings stamps to their limit in, the June campaign many other thousands, for .one reason or another,. fiplled to be numbered among this- Thrift Armyi and It is to these appeal is now made to. enlist, and' place North'Dakota in-.the ranks of full-quota states, on or before New Tears day. The vacating'period is now over and all, the stiqnp •selling agencies should innlje fresh'start In securing additional purchssefa. The monitors should 'not iae jeft to do a 1.1 the ^re maining work,- in. every community the war' savings societies can easily add to ..their membership, from those who earlier Iqthe year-were unabls to beeome identitled with -this great thrift movement, and there are many, many people who, If approached, will beiglad to add to their earlier sub scriptions. 'The splendid wsr savings organiza tions of the several counties, the stats committee' feels assured, can be de pended upon to devote the last four months of the thrift campaign to a whirlwind finish. YOUR BUY WAR STAMPS WITH INTEREST. September 15, a Liberty Bond holder 'can be both a good sport and a patriot he will buy war savings or thrift stamps with the interest he will re ceive on his bond at that time. Here is a chance to make your interest bear interest and at the same time permit the government to use the mil lions of bond interest money that otherwise will probably be spent for things less worth while. Your interest perhaps will not amount to much, but the aggregate interest payments, if reinvested In war savings stamps, will equip another army corps In France, build a fleet of U-boat chasers, or pay for enough bombs to blow hades out of the kaiser's cohorts, out of Germany. both tu and $2,000,000' WORTH YET TO SELL The news from across the water is mighty encouraging, but the German army is not defeated yet. It will re quire the sale of a Jot more, war sav ings stamps and Liberty Bonds to bring that about'. DOn let's be over sanguine, but rather, get busy selling •tumps to those who have not yet bought their share,.for that balance of $2*000.000 worth Xorth Dakota has yet to buy to make up her quota will help lot to keep the kaiser's men moving eastward—when the mohey is In Vncie Sam's pocket. Sell, sell, sell, and drive the enethy back well, well! to—well, If aa absolutely reliable party -of fered to pay you $100 for an $84 loan fotfwotold think It a pretty good deal, would you not? And you would hnstls to give him the money, wouldn't you? Well, tTnde Sam »Is selling his war tarings stamps this month on that kasis, and you not only have ths thaace to make a good profit on your nonay, but you will hsve the satis faction of knowing jroor aoaey ia Mf si win the ifsr. Paper Frem Fibrous Plant. England has been manufacturing pa per from alfa, a fibrous plant growing In northern Africa, since 1862. This paper is of excellent qnsllty, snowy white and has been extensively msM In England in thq,prl«ttof hjtygp.jityd mafaxlnes.