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WEATHER FORECASTS For
Bismarck and vicinity: Fair and
continued warm tonight.
ESTABLISHED 1873
REBELS START
FIGHTING ON
MEXICAN LINE
Several Persons Wounded in
Desultory Shootng by
Insurrectipnists
JUAREZ ^ROUBLE ZONE
Many Prisoners Are Released
From Jail Some Under
Life Sentences
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 30.—River
guards and police at 7:30 o'clock
this morning gave battle to rebel sol­
diers. The clash was in the main
streelf of Juanez. Loyal forces and
rebels lackcd leadership. A dozen
were killed or.wounded.
The prisoners among whom were
a dozen men held on murder charges,
had obtained rifles and ammunition.
Their first act was to break into a
saloon and seize bottles of tequila.
Colonel A. Espinoza, commanding
officer of the battalion which revolt­
ed, was a prisoner of the rebels in
his own quarters Every other offi­
cer of the organization was held by
the revolutionists under heavy
guard.
Several persons had been wounded
in desultory firing by the insurrec­
tionists, it was reported.
Folico and customs guards of
Juarez, stunned by the sudden re­
bellion, offered no resistance to thi
soldiers and released prisoners.
It was reported that the police
were being disarmed by the rebels
as fafct as they were taken into cus­
tody.
J. Mendez, commander of the gar­
rison was cut off from the tele­
graph office in Juaraz by the rebels.
Hi» came to, th? American side of the
river in an- attemj to get in im­
mediate telegraphic! communication
with Mexico City and Chihauhua
City.
His messages contained a request
that loyal troops be sent to the bor­
der towns.
Among the prisoner released from
the jail wer^ three, men, who were
under life sentences on charges of
Murder. A dozen American women
and men were also set free.
The revolt camfc with a Suddenness
'.hat dazed Juarez residents, accus­
tomed as they are to revolts in their
city.
Until after midnight last night the
city was thronged with American
tourists and pleasure seekers. There
was no surface hint of impending
trouble.
General Mendez said at 3 o'clock
this morning that Captain Valverde,
leader of the rebellion, had been
looked on with suspicion by loyal of­
ficers for some time.
The general said: "I wds awakened
about 2 a. m. by a telephone call from
one of my officers at the jail, who
said that thdt prison guard was show­
ing signs of trouble. I telephoned the
barracks of the 143rd battalion and
ordered 20 men under an officer to
relieve the detail on duty at ths jail.
"Captain Valverde was given the
command of the relief detbil. On the
way to the jail, he persuaded the
men to revolt. When they arrived
there, they urged their companions
to join them. They
idid.rTh¥''Jrison-
ers were released andthe officcis
were made prisoner.'
u'-
At 8:20 a. m. today persons having
business interests were permitted to
enter Juarez.
American soldiers were stationed
at the bridge to protect hundreUs
of Jua-rez citizens crossing to El Paso(
for safety.
Some of the shots from the early
morning battle hit the United States
public health service building.
The Juarez garrison revolted at 2
o'clock this morning. Led by Cap­
tain Valverde, of the 143rd battalion
the 150 soldiers stationed in the Mex­
ican city released- all prisoners from
the city jail, imprisoned their officers
and took possession of the town. At
3 o'clock this morning looting had be­
gun along Callecotnerco, the maiv
street.
Immediately after United States
army officials were notified early to­
day that the Mexican garrison in
Juarez, Chihuahua, across the Rio
rande from here had revolted, prep­
arations were-taken to send troop
reinforcement to the American side
of the International bridge.
Juarez today is Again controlled by
men in sympathy with the adminis­
tration at Mexico City, alfter beint
in possession of rebel forces for four
hours. In this brief period fighting
resulted in the killing of ten men
and the wounding of twice that num­
ber.
General J. J. Mendez, Juarez com­
mander, h«i reorganized his depleted
forces and with the aid of a river
guard, police and private citizens, is
defying a force of about 200 rebels
just outside the city.
At 2 o'clock this morning, the gen­
eral was surprised iviien 150 men in
his garrison, headed by Captain Val­
verde, revolted an/f took charge of
the entire city.
Entrenched back of the customs
hor, »e, federals gave battle to the
rebels who numbered about 250 me«.
and who weTe obliged to retire, be­
ing short of ammunition.
General Mendez, said that in the
fighting at the customs house he had
taken 35 prisone *, and there were
four or five rebels known to have
been killed.
"We lost several men I don't know
(Continued on Page Three)
Leaving to Fight Kemal
Britain again looks like World War days aa »oldlers leave tor the
Near East to enforce Britain's ultimatum against the Turks. One
tommy kisses bis bride farewell as be entrains with bis regiment at
Southampton.
FOREST FIRES
CONTINUE TO
BECRITICAL
Heavy Clouds Promised Rain
Yesterday But No Relief
Came
(By the Associated Press)
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 30.—The for­
est fire situation continued critical
this morning.
Hundreds of men resumed their
battle with the flames with the odds
against them and prospects of an­
other 1918 disaster facing them.
Heavy clouds in the sky promised
rain and relief yesterday but prayer3
for a heavy down fall of moisture
were not answered and today the
fire menace was greater than ever.
A 30 mile gale made efforts of fire
fighters much more difficult and
fanned the flames into still new
areas, reports here showed.
Between the Miller trunk and Vjer
mUl^en trail, roads the fires had
burned over a section of 15 miles
wide and 20 miles long. Ellsmere,
Cotton, Fairbanks, Wawina, White
face and Meadowlands are in the vi­
cinity of-areas threatened.
Forestry officials were worried
over a change in the wind from the
West to the northwest.
"The situation is critical and is
worrying us," said Adjutant General
W. F. Rhinow, here directing relief
work and aiding in fire fighting.
FOGS CHECK FIRE
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 30.—Damp
weather and heavy fogs all night
through the fire zone in Northern
Minnesota settled the high winds and
the 500 fire fighters are making I
headway today over thef scores of
brush and timber that have been
seriously menacing this section of
the state for the last three days.
G. M. Conzet, chief of the statb:
forestry forces, who returned yes-'
terday afternoon-'from the fire zone,1
where he had been organizing the,
fighting crews for the last three
days, said today that the men are
today making the best headway since
Wednesday.
A. E. Pimley of St. Paul, chief of
fire prevention for Minnesota, ar­
rived in Duluth yesterday, following
a tour of the fire zone. He is leav­
ing today for Bemidji.
W. T. Cox, chief of the state for­
estry department, is on his way to
Duluth and is expected in the city
early this afternoon.
OFFER RATING
ON BUYING FARMS
Fargo, N. D., Sept, 30.—Farmer oi
North Dakota may obtain the com­
mercial rating on any firm or indi­
vidual buying potatoes or other farm
products in th^ state this fall by
writing or wiring Dr. A. H. Benton
of the Department of Marketing and
Rural Finance at the North Dakota
Agricultural College according to an
announcement received today.
"In the past, farmers have suffered
at the hands of unscrupulous buyers
who have not hesitated to repudiate
purchases on a falling market," de­
clared Mr. Bentor "In some cases,
buyers who lacked sufficient capital
.have been unable to fulfill their con­
tracts. It is to assist in protecting
the farmers from' these classes of
buyers that we are offering this spe­
cial service."
HETTINGER CO.
AGENT NAMED
Fargo, N. D., Sept.—Paul J. Gwy
ther has been appointed county ex­
tension agent for Adams county and
will assume his duties with head­
quarters at Hettinger, North Dakota,
October 1, according to J. W. Haw,
State county agent leader.
Mp Gwyther was born at Fort
Rice, North Dakota and has been
farming 480 acres of land in that
neighborhood for the past seven
years.' Prior to that time he was in
the hardware business and was also
at one time manager of an elevator.
He graduated from the North
Dakota Agricultural College in 1908,
receiving a degree of Bachalor of
Science.
iBURN SCREENINGS
BOARD'S ORDER
All state institutions have been or
dered to burn lignite coal screen
ings as much as possible during the
fall and winter by the state board of
administration, it was announced to
day, the purpose being to save mon
ey. The board has awarded addition
al coal contracts as follows: For
state capitol, Washburn Lignite Coal
I Mining Co., $4.40 per ton, delivered
in bin for Valley City Normal and
Mayville Normal, Lucky Strike Coal
Mining Co., Zap, $2.75 per ton at
mine for Deaf School, Devils Lake,
Whittier-Crockett* Co., Columbus,
$2.70 per ton at mine.
MEMORIAL BLDfi
CONTRACT LET
Bismarck Man to do Interior
Work on Building
The state board of administration
awarded contract for completing the
interior work on th,a flew ward build­
ing at the Stati insane hospital at
Jamestown, excepting the top floor,
to Meinecke and Johnson of Fargo,
the bid being $47,440. There are not
I sitfficient funds to enable the board
to complete the top floor of the
building.
Contract for plumbing, heating,
ventilation system and electric wir­
ing in the new Liberty Memorial
building on the capitol grounds was
let to Frank Grambs of Bismarck
for $22,169. Other bidders were: T.
P. Riley, Furgo, $24,678 Fargo
Plumbing and Heating Co., $27,600
"A. E. Champlin, Fargo, $25,200.
The plastering contract on the
building will be let soon.
BLOOM, COMPANY
"A"
CASES GO UP
Appeal records have been filed in
the supreme court by John H. Bloom,
appealing from the decision of Judge
Coffey holding he was disqualified
from the fish and game commission,
and Edmund H. Hughes, of Bismarck
from judgment of $6,000 obtained by
Company A, North Dakota National
Guard, in the Bismarck armory suit.
TULSA NEARS PENNANT
(By the Associated Press)
Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 30.—With one
of the four games .required to win
chalkcd up in their favor, the Tulsa
Oilers of the Western league set out
today in an effort to make it two
straight from the Mobile Bears, Dix­
ie champions, in the series for the
class A supremacy of. the West and
South.
George Boehler, was expected to
start on the mound for Tulsa this
afternoon, while thevMobile pitching
selection was thought to rest be­
tween "Steamboat" Fulton and Lefty
Fuhr.
WEATHER OUTLOOK
(By the Associated Press)
JVashingtoq, Sept. 30.—Weather
outlook for the week beginning Mon­
day:
Region of Great Lakes: Generally
fair, temperature above normal, some
probability of local showers.
Upper Mississippi: Generally fair,
normal temperature local rains pro­
bable latter part of the week.
Quintus Hortensfus, born in 119 B.
C., was the first to serve peacocks
at his table.
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
PUBLIC CONDEMNS WAR WITH TURK
P0UL1 NOT
GUILTY SAYS
TRIAL JUDGE
Freed of Accusation in Pater­
nity Case Brought By
Tiernan
MRS. TIERNAN FAINTS
Collapses After Verdict of the
Court Is Announced
Today
(By the Associated Press)
I South Bend., Ind., Sept. 30.—Harry
Poulin, local haberdasher, charged
by Mrs. Augusta Tiernan with being
the father of her third child was
found not guilty in city court here
today. I
Judge C. L. Ducomb made it plain
1
in his comment that he found the de­
fendant "not guilty" in the strict
sense of the word. He said he be­
lieved that there has been intimate
relations betWeen Mrs, Tiernan and
Poulin. The fact, however, that Pro­
fessor Tiernan had lived with his
wife throughout the entire affair
created the reasonable doubt that
made it legally compulsory to find
for the defendant.
Prosecutor Floyd Jellison and Pro­
fessor Tiernan Announced after
Judge Ducomb had rendered his opin­
ion that the case,would be appealed
and carried to the supreme court of
the United States if necessary, "The
decision was a great surprise to me/'
declared Professor Tiernan. "It
swept me completely off my feet.1'
The case had held the attention
of the city court for eight days after
having been buffeted among the
justice courts on changes of venue,
following the arrest of P6ulin the
night of September 2, on a warrant
sworn to byj Mrs. Tiernan.
Poulin, who furnished bond of |2,
000, denied the charges and engaged
three of the best known attorneys in
South Bend to contact his case. The
hearing which started September 18
and was completed last Wednesday
was filled with many dnunaftic
moments.
Mrs. Tiernan, on the witness
stand, related how she alleged she
came under^ the influence of Poulio
and kept ^trysts with him.
Poulin also on the witness stand
denied the trysts and maintained
backed by numerous relatives, that
on the dates given by Mrs. Tienan,
he was attending lenten services
with his wife. The state attempted
to break down the alibi on rebuttal
by introducing Charles P. Doran, a
student at the University of Notre
Dante' from Akron. Ohio, who testi­
fied that he saw Poulin and a wo­
man at the glee club entertainment
.at the University. This Poulin had
denied.
Mrs. Tiernan Faint*
Mrs. Tiernan fainted as she was
leaving the court room and was
taken to her home in a taxicab.
WHEAT STACKS
SETON FIRE
Fire Marshal Middaugh May
Make Arrest in Grant
County Case
Belief that fire which destroyed
a setting of headed wheat on the
farm of John Franzen, living 10
miles southwest of Carson, was de­
liberately set on fire was expressed
here today by State Fire Marshal R.
A. Middaugh. About 500 bushels of
wheat was destroyed, it was estima­
ted.
Investigation showed, according to
the fire marshal, that a wire fence
had been cut, a horse ridden to the
stacks and out of the field again at
the same spot.' The track led toward
a neighbor's house. Investigating of
the alleged arson is continuing, ho
said.
Mrs. Franzen and child, aged five,
were alone at the time. Dampness on
the frosted stubble alone saved the
rest of the grain stacks and build­
ings, the first marshal said.
STEELE RATE
HEARING SET
The state railroad commission
will hold a hearing at Steel on
October 16 in the matter of the ap
plecation of the Steele Light and
Power Co., for an increase in rates.
MAN DOING HIS WEEEY
WASHING MISTAKEN FOR
BOOTLEGGER BY POLICE
(By the Associated Press)
Ceveland, Ohio, Sept.( 30.—Police
Lieutenant Arthur W. Burroughs
was making his rounds for the last
time last night when he imagined
he was inhaling alcoholic fumes.
Approaching a cottage with a light
in the basement, he saw a copper
boiler on a gas stove and a man stir­
ring its contents.
Among those answering his sum­
mons for aid, was Sergeant Patrick
McCarthy, a ventriloquist. Getting
down on his hands and knees, Ser­
geant McCarthy crept up to the door,
clawed'and imitated a dog's bark.
When the door was opened the of­
ficers entered.
Going into the basement they dis­
covered that the man was doing the
family washing because of his wife's
illness. "It must have been ammonia
or something he was using," explain­
ed the chagrined lieutenant after
the officers apologized and left the
house.
Insane Patient
Throws Self Before
G. N. Coast Train
Fergus Falls, Minn., Sept. 30.-
Li) lie Kd minister, patient at the in­
sane hospital here ttirew himself in
front of a Great Notrliern coast train
as it was pulling into the station
here last night and sustained injur­
ies from which he died a few hours
later.
Edminister, who is 19 years old,
w-v, committed from East Grand
Forks nine months ago. His father
came to visit him yesterday and the
boy accompanied him to the station
when he left.
Young Edminister was standing
with his father on the jjjjatform and
as the train pulled in'j jumped in
front of it.
LENKE'S CHOICE
HURTS FRAZIER
MANY DECLARE
Speculation on Reason for
Lemke's Nomination Rife
Throughout State
With the state campaign upder
way and the places on the various
tickets all filled, more discussion has
been caused by th« selection of Wil­
liam Lemke to head the Nonpartisan
League state ticket than any other
development in th» campaign. His
helection was a surprise, and such
a surprise that reason for the choice
of Lemke stil is being debated.
The first reaction among anti-lea­
guers, who believed at first thought
that Lemke's nomination spelled
doom for the league was followed by
warnings on the pert of Independent
leaders that his nomination meant a:
real fight. Sober reflection and re­
port from various sections of the
state since that time have been to
the effect that Lemke's nominatipn
was a big disappointment to many
Nonpartisan League members.
The league has been through a
phase which nearly all new move­
ments undergo—very often most or
all of «the original leaders fall by the
waytude. The cry of autocracy was
raised against Townley, Lemke, et al.
For a time Townley and Lemke were
forced to bow to the insurgency, but
now they are supreme again. Cai.
Lemke, like Frazier, ride to triumph
after being recalled? Surface indi­
cations are very much against Lemk$
Not only are many Nonpartisans dis­
satisfied with his nomination—not
necessarily becautv# oi animosity but
became they simply believe he is a
poor candidate at *ftis time—but they
also believe that Lemke's nomination
has and will hurt Frazier. O'Con­
nor stock has boomed considerably
since the recalled attorney general
was selected to run for governor.
The league hope of success in the
election is throu^fi the reorganisa­
tion work conducted by A. C. Towri
ley. Jtlit what success it has met
with is difficult to say. There are
some Nonpartisans who frankly say
that the membership drive has gone
big in some sections and fallen down
in others. Since Townley removed
himself from the National Nonparti­
san League Executive committee Mr.
Lemke hau risen into an enviable po­
sition in power with respect to his
relations to Mr. Townley, since Mr.
Lemke remains as one of the three
members of the league executive
committee and Mr. Townley is now
but an employe of the committee.
I
Whatever may be the opinion of
politicians toward Frazier and Lemke
thev are going into a real campaign.
Former Governor Frazier will open
his campaign at Vuxton on October
2, and Mr. Lemke will open his cam­
paign with a speech in Mandan on
Octobc-v 3. Mr Frazier will speak
thrqe times each day, at 2 p. m. 4:30
p. m. and 8 p. m,, except on October
19, when he will speak four times.
Mr. Lemke will average four address­
es a day, on his first tour will visit
many counties in the Slope territory.
TO INVESTIGATE
UTILITY RATES
Rates on steam heating in James­
town have been ordered continued
in force by the state railroad com­
mission pending a hearing on the
application of the Western Electric
Company of that city for fixing of,
permanent rates on electricity and I
steam heat, Chairman Milhollan o(!
the board said today. The hearing
has been set for Oct. 18 at James­
town.
Appraisal of the company's prop­
erty in which permanent rates will
be based is nearing completion, the
chairman said. The action was taken
by- the board on petition of the
Jamestown utility, for whicl a rate
on electricity has never betn fixed
by the board. The steam heat fate
in force was established to continue
until last September 1. The utility
had asked that this rate be continued
pending complete appraisal of the
property on which it asked the com­
mission to fix permanent rates.
SEVEN DIE IN
APARTMENT FIRE
New York, Sept. 30.—Seven lost
their lives and nearly a score were
injured in an apartment building fire
last night in the upper Broadway
district. One of the dead was a baby
of four, thrown from the building by
a frantic mother. Police were.inves
tigating rumors of incendiarism.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1922 (Leased Wire of Associated Press) PRICE FIVE CENTS
400,000 IN
DANGER FROM
TURKUPRISING
Refugees in Near East Fran­
tic From Hunger and
Disease
SALONIKI IN RUINS
More Than 74,001 People
Moved to Interior Foir ts*
In Two Days
(By the Associated Press)
The Turkish troops continue in
close contact with the British.
They have formed a screen in
front of the British forces be­
hind which they are making con
scntrations and reconnoitering.
The British have established
a war time censorship. Here­
after the mention of regiments,
their strength and distinattons
is prohibited.
(By the Associated Press)
Constantinople, Sept. 29.—Wireles'3
despatches to the American embassy
and reports received by the Associat­
ed Press from Smyrna, Salonki arid
the Islands of Mitylene and Chios
show that thousands of refugees are
in danger of perishing.
Conservative est.'mates place the
number of suffers at 400,000.
"The situation is desperate," Amer­
ican relief workers at Mytilene re­
port. "Refugees, crazed by hunger,
are throwing themselves into the sea.
There i,3 no bread on the island.
Three Americans are struggling to
look after 150,000 refugees. Thirty
thousand more are expected today.'
A wireless message from Com­
mander Halsey Powell of the Amer­
ican destroyer Edsall at Smyrna,
says:
"Americans evacuated 31,000 (refu­
gees) today Total for two days, 74,
000. Between 20,000 and 50,000 are
in the immediate vicinity. Expect
more ships tomorrow."
Messages from Rodosto say the
Greek troops there number 10,000,
that they are undisciplined and that
the population is. in consternation at
the prospect of a Turkish invasion.
EJifty thousand refugees Have been
removed to the interior villages, that
25,000 remain. They face a grave
food shortage.and an 'outbreak of
typhoid fever.
Thousands have left the city for
Kavala and Saloniki.
At Saloniki the conditions are de­
plorable. The city 'nas been in ruins
since the great fire in 1918 and a.
fords little more shelter than Smyr­
na.
REPORT UPRISING.
(By the Associated Press)
Paris, Sept. 30.—An unconfirmed
report has reached the Hungarian
News Agency in Paris that a revolu­
tion has occurred in Belgrade and
that King Alexander of Jugo Slavia
has been assassinated. The news
agency gives out this report "Under
all reserve."
1
ARMS STOLEN
IN SIBERIA
(By the Associated Press)
Tokio, Sept. 30.—Official investiga­
tions have confirmed reports of the
disappearance of large quantities of
arms in Siberia, according to a state­
ment today from a most reliable au­
thority. One consignment of 32
truck loads is known have gone to
Mukden, headquarters of Chang Tso
Lin, the "crowned king" of Man­
churia.
THE WEATHER
For twenty-four hours ending at
noon today:
Temperature at 7 a. 46
Temperature at noon 72
Highest yesterday 76
Lowest yesterday 51
Lowest last night 43
Precipitation 0
Highest wind velocity 12
WEATHER FORECASTS
For Bismarck and vicinity: Gen­
erally fair tonight and Sunday not
much change in temperature.
For North Dakota: Generally fair
tonight and Sunday not much
change in temperature.
General Weather Conditions
Scattered showers occurred in the
•Upper Mississippi Valley and in the
southeastern Plains States, but else­
where the weather is fair. It is warm­
er this morning in Iowa and Missouri
and colder in North Dakota but mod­
erate temperatures prevail generally.
Amenia .... 80 41 0 cl'r
Bismarck ... 76 43 0 p.c.
Bottineau ... 64 36 0 cl'r
Devils lake 74 46 0 cl'r
Dickinson ... 71 39 0 p.c.
Dunn Center 71 38 0 p.c
Ellendale ... 76 41 0 cl'r
Fessenden .. 80 40 0 p.c.
Grand Forks 80 40 0 p.c.
Jamestown .. 78 42 0 cl'r
Langdon ... 74 42 0 cl'r
Larimore .... 73 38 0 cl
Lisbon 80 43 0 cl
Minot 71 31 0 cl'r
Napoleon ... 77 43 0 cl
Pembina .... 77 39 0 cl'r
Williston ... 68 40 0 cldy
Moorhead ... 76 46 0 cl
ORRIS W. ROBERTS,
Meteorologist.
Will Visit U. S.
King Alfonso XIII of Spain*
sports-loving monarch, and hll
consort, Queen Victoria, announce
they'll soon visit the United
States.
PUBUG BUYING
WINTER COAL
Fine Response to Pleas, Fuel
Administration Announces
The public has responded in grati­
fying manner to the plea to buy coal
early, according to members of the
state board of railroad comraission
ers, acting as fuel administrators.
Following the public statement by
Governor Nestos urging citizens to
purchase at least part of their win­
ter's supply of lignite immediately
and other pubicity, lignite mines
have received orders which has made
it possible for them to run steadily
and to make possible an .increase
in their output during the late fall
and winter to help meet the coal
shortage.
The advice to buy coal early still
holds good, according to commission
members. With the increasing diffi­
culties of car shortage the citizen
who has coal in his bin is held to
be luck. One lignite mine reported
that it is working at only 60 per­
cent capacity because of lack of cars.
Railroad officials advised that be­
cause of the heavy demand for cars
for potato shipping in the Minot dis­
trict the car supply was necessarily
diverted temporarily from the lig­
nite company's mine.
STONDALL LAND
COMPANY WINS
STRIKER'S CASE
IS DISMISSED
(By the Associated Press)
Fargo, N. D., Sept. 30.—Edward
Schmidtgall, striking employe of the
Great Northern railway at New
Rockford, charged with abusing and
threatening working employes ill
violation of Federal Judge Amidon's
injunction was today dismissed by
the judge because, he said, conflict
in testimony, left doubt*as to his
guilt.
TWO DIE IN
PLANE CRASH
Mount Vernon, Sept, 30.—Amos L.
Leithey, and Marifc/i Dunlap were in­
stantly killed when their airplnne
crashed to earth on the main street
this afternoon 6oth were from Orr
ville, Ohio.
Peter O. Bye Pioneer
Of Grand Forks County
Dies at Farm Home
Grand Forks, N. D„ Sept. 30.—
Peter O. Bye age '9, a rtf.ident of
Grand Forks county since 1878 died
Friday night at his farm home. Mr.
Bye had been a resident of the North­
west since 1853, when he came to
Minnesota with his parent? and re­
sided west of St. Paul, until he mov­
ed to North Dakota 25 years later.
LAST EDITION
LLOYD GEORGE
CRITICIZED
FOR POLICIES
ii
People Dissatisfied with Man­
ner in Whitjh Near East
Question Is Handled
W A I I N E N
Appears That Only Miracle
Will Prevent Outbreak
Of Hostilities
ACCEPTS POST
Paris, Sept. 30.—M .Venizelos
last night telegraphed Athens
his acceptance of the invitation
extended by the revolutionary
committee to tske up the task of
defending Greek interests in the
allied capitals.
Shortly after sending the mes­
sage he left for London where he
hopes to see Viscount Curzon,
British foreign secretary today.
London, Sept. 30.—The gravely
despondent view held in the official
quarters here regarding the prospect
of avoiding war with the Turks is
shared in allied military circles in
Constantinople, according to des­
patches from the Eastern capital to
the Associated Press.
Mustapha Kemal Pasha's require­
ment that th'e British withdraw
their troops form Asia Minor as a
condition precedent to a limited re­
treat of the Ottoman forces from
the neutral zone of the straits is
looked upon by local military opinion
as closing the door to pacific settle­
ment of the present dispute.
Whether this is the final view of
the responsible military heads does
not appear. How and when the
attempt to enforce the government's
demand for the withdrawal of the
Kemalists is to be made now lies
with Brigadier General Sir Charles
Harrington and Vice Admiral Sir
Osmond Brock, commander of the
British military and navil forces in
the Near East and Sir Horace Rum
bold, British high commissioner in
Constantinople.
Not Behind Government
If war breaks and at the moment
it appears that almost a miracle
will be needed to avert it—Great
Britain will^ enter it under discour­
aging auspices for the preponder­
ance of opinion in the nation is not
behind the government.
It is impossible, of course, to say
that the nation will not rally to the
government's support if fighting
begins, but at present the voice of
the people, as reported by the press,
is raised in condemnation of the
manner in which the whole Near
Eastern situation has been managed.
Butt of Criticism
Prime Minister Lloyd George, who
but yesterday was National hero,
now is the, butt of violent criticism,
accused of having meddled with In­
ternational politics which he does
not understand and of having
brought the country face to face
with another war, the duration and
extent of which cannot be forseen,
and all for the purpose of saving
the faces* of himself and his colle­
agues.
Labor throughout the country is
up in arms against the idea of a
new war, and, although no definite
threat has yet been made, their have
been-'sinister rumors of industrial
action to be prevent prosecution of
a campaign against the Turks.
I
The Stondall Land and Investment
Company of St. Paul was granted
judgment in federal court here by
Judge Miller for $3,840 in its case
against John and William Johnstone,
involving a land sale contract ari
title to Golden Valley county land.
The case has been in dispute for
many yeara.
Judge Miller held the plaintiff was
entitled to foreclosure on the origi­
nal sale contract to Andrew Schmidt,
excepting for $1,920 which Schmidt
had paid before assignment to the
defendants.
SULTAN REFUSES TO ABDICATE
Constantinople, Sept. 30.—In a
letter to an intimate friend, the Sul­
tan, reports of whose abdication
have been in circulation, declares
he will not abdicate.
"I shall continue to discharge my
holy duties until the end," he wrote.
The palace officials say the sultan
is firmly resolved to retain his
throne. However, should he be forced
to abdicate he will be permitted to
remain on Turkish soil, it is under­
stood. It is suggested he will be
given one of the numerous palaces
on the Bosphorus, in one of which
his brother, the late Sultan Abdul
Hamid died.
HEADS-MINISTRY
Athens, Sept. 30.—Alexander Zai
mis, who was premier when Constan
tine was expelled from Greece in
1917 and whose father headed the
Greek cabinet when King Otho I was
dethroned by the revolution of 1862,
has been selected to head the new
ministry which is composed of inde­
pendents, Venizelists and military
officers.
It is stated that Constantine plans
to reside in Palermo, Italy.
SITUATION CRITICAL,
(rfy the Associated Press)
Constantinople, Sept. 30.—British
officials admit that the Chanak situa­
tion is growing more critical and that
the hopes for an amicable settlement
are waning.
General Harington seenv to have
exhausted his peaceful overtures, and
many fear that mrlitary action will
follow.
A rupture between the opposing
forces it is thougat in military cir­
cles .is' likely to be precipitated at
any hour, unless the Turks withdraw
from neutral zone.
300,000 IN PERIL.
Fargo, N. D., Sept. 30.—Unless im­
mediate action is made possible at
once through funds of the Near East
relief, 300,000 persons will lose
their lives according to Near East
representatives, H. A. Shuder, state
president said today on his return
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