J~ ' North Dakota’*
14 Killed, 13 Hurt in Accidents
«JO9P ACHES OF
. Norm DMA LAN)
\ ASSESSED BY STATE
f yahM of Property Other Than
; Farm Lands Increases
> SHEEP ANO CATTLE HIGHER
f Valuations of Farm Machinery
| and Electric Transmit*
I sion Lines Jump
Although the total assessment of
farm land in North Dakota for IS2S
la $6,000,000 less than for 1928, the
number of acres assessed was 50,717
acres greater, according to data com*
piled by State Tax Commissioner Iver
Acker. The number of acres assessed
Although the taxable valuation of
all property was placed at slightly
less than a billion dollars, the total
assessed valuation was $1,331,443,333.
The taxable valuation Is 75 per cent
of the assessed valuation.
In 1313 the total assessed valuation
of farm lands was 61,073.167,653. This
constituted 70.36 per cent of the tax
duplicate. In 1939 the assessed valua
tion of farm lands had dropped $263-
771,405 or 25 per cent and was only
60.72 per cent of the total of the tax
This year the assessed valuation of
property other than farm lands is
6523,047.075, an increase of $14,431,287
over 1928. City real estate is valued
at $150,252,458. an Increase of $5,210,•
903 over last year.
Records of the tax department,
compiled from reports of assessors,
show that the number of horses de
creased 23.920 head during the last
year while the number of cattle in
creased 44.702 head and sheep 80,487
head, or 18 per cent.
Assessment valuations of threshing
machines and separators increased
more than $1,000,000 and tractors
more than $2 000.000. Recent heavy
purchases of combines and tractors
were given as the cause...
The value of telegraph property was
increased $41,000 and the valuation af
telephone property showed little
change from 1920. , ,
of electric transmission
Ae property were raised $592.642. due
Whe heavy construction program
■ch many power companies have
Rod on in the state. Since 1923
9 mileage of transmission line has
■reased from 542 to 3599. The total
Mlessed valuation of all heat, light,
Jpower. water and gas utility property
$9,891,329, an increase of $2,500,000
m over the 1928 valuations.
f MHOHm DAKOTA BY
I SLOW, STEADY RAIN
Smoko Pall Hanging Over Statu
Worst Since Forgot Hoio
tciust of 1 Afß
Trailing a pull of foljt Ure smoke
1 end the first full fog. tfrissiing rain
today Interrupted ttiJWng <***-
•Mena in western and Shtrsl North
°lSf*ainc« 19M wher pe smoke of
i the Minnesota forest l*6»»»»troltod
over the northwest, ha:Pdp oatnu
~mask* Mm M that
wsch obliteratoPEifc/wh&e of the
tit&tkm of Wadatogt m. Idaho^and
1 ths? U sntfim rtl%tlJ> « war s driven with
»A UtMa during the day.
oSSgdown them gh the smoke
w early lest evening, a • oteh mist tar*
thsr obscured risibility in north Do
m k %rtber showers ww e forecast for
V theeteto tonight by O. W. Heberts,
f SsrsAmstoorologlst ft the United
I Otates Weatherbureaui Ratten:ten.
f Today’s drissle was tjhe first inter
’■ tcrrustlon this year Ms been due to
4 threshing operations. | Previous In-
I teruptlen this year hah been due to
ddhttM at la. m. today. The
of tha miM osi
t SJitertdintha wmtem pmt at the
I i JSm SSS*w^wsjSßfc
1m SrtmSSf Semi horn rinoe the
, then four mshm
i fine* *JaiwuMPyT C tbe t defbAra^hai
I m. precipiUtloa here to*
J/Maryhwd Board Waßi
Destroyed by Blase
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
HOLY LAND BEDOUIN INVASION
BROKEN BY BRITISH MILITARY
French Close the Entire Syrian
Frontier to Maintain Law
Jerusalem. Sept. 3.—<vr>—British
repressive efforts have so broken up
the invasion of Bedouins from Syria
into Palestine that only small scat
tered forces were said today to be
making their way across the border
for participation in Arab-Jewls hos
Information here was that the
British military had the situation well
in hand. The French closed the en
tire Syrian frontier and exerted every
effort to maintain law and order. The
British transjordanla frontier has
been closed since the beginning of the
British military aircraft continued
their demonstrations over the invad
ers, showing the restless nomadic
bands of Arabs the power of the
British government, which is pre
pared to strike hard in case further
breaches of the peace develop.
Safes Vicinity Restless
Principal danger of recurring
clashes seemed to exist in the north
with the vlcnity of Safed somewhat
restless. One company of the south
Stratfordshire regiment moved north
ward today to aid in keeping the
The correspondent of the Jewish
Telegraphic agency reported the gen
eral situation was comparatively quiet
and signs were accumulating that It
was improved. Searches were under
taken by the British authorities, he
said, in the Arab villages in the vicin
ity of Jerusalem and 100 Arabs of
Ilfka, near llotaa, were arrested.
2$ Jews Arrested
Thirty-five Jews were arrested in
Haifa and 17 in Tel Aviv on charges
of possessing firearms for defense.
Chancellor, was said to have refused
numerous requests that scores of Jews
imprisoned on charges of possession
of arms be released or to permit dis
tribution of arms among settlers in
colonies In the north.
A colonial office official com
munique gave the following as total
casualties to Saturday: Killed or
died from wounds. Moslem* 03.
Christiana 4, Jews 100; wounded in
hospitals. Moslems 122, Christians 10.
HERUfS SON JAILED
ON DRUKWG CHARGE
Phenix City. Ala.. Sept. 3.—<*)—J.
Thomas HefUn. Jr., son of the senior
United States senator from Alabama,
was in jail here early today on
charges of drunkenness and violating
the state prohibition law. B. M.
Haines, of Standing Rock. Ala. his
companion, also was in jail charged
with operating an automobile while
Police Bergeant H. A. White to
day said both HefUn and Haines were
endeavoring to furnish bonds. Rela
tives of Hef|n from Columbus were
expected here shortly.
The two young men were arretted
in Heflin's automobile with Haines at
the wheel about midnight last night.
Police said they found “three bottles
of home brew” in the car.
Kelly Takes French’s
Post on McLean Paper
J. P. L. Kelly, editor of The Bis
marck Capital, has been appointed
editor of the McLean County Inde
pendent, published at Oarrison, and
will begin his new duties next week.
He Harrison B. French, who
has resigned to |t * iv>m f hlAnv of a
weekly newspaper at RoekriUeTlfary
land. The policy of the
equity paper, which is nonpartisan,
will remain unchanged. preach la
widely known throughout the state,
having once edited the North Dakota
nonpartisan, political newspaper, for
merly published by the Nonpartisan
Devils Lake Resident
For 46 Yews Is Dead
Devils Lake, N. D, Sept. !.—<JV-
Mrs. Briber N. Webster, 79, a resident
of this vicinity for 46 years, died to
day in a local v^cplte l Death re
sulted from a fall last Thursday, al
though Mrs. Webster had barn In
poor health for some time. She
leaves 13 children. Her husband dlad
in 1631. Funsral sendees will ba held
Thursday at the Presbyterian church.
TOWNBB MAH DEAD
Towner. N. D., Sept. 3.-<ff)-Oarl
J. Knutson, former auditor of Me-
Kemp county and former mayor of
TDansivtatod suddenly hero Monday
tnrspatring a water pipe.
‘British Absolutely Decline
To Build AgatastJJnde Sam’
atom, Sept I.—<*)—Tha Brttiih
•otwMMßt ebeohitely to
JWIM rpl— t the United •tatee,"
iMlavid Mri Ifinicter Ramsay
MoaDahald la hit speech before the
IfMlßb' of Matlana aaaamkled today.
••* PUT tht ««4 of » labor
w;ii»mi n i ay tww..
School Board Row |
Keeps Kids Playing
■ ■■■ »
Whiting, la.. Sept. 3.—<>P>—While
their elders talked of seeking a court
order to open the consolidated school
here, youngsters today were wonder
ing how much longer their vacation
Classes were to have started yester
day, hut Charles Perainger, president
of the board of education, locked the
doors because W. P. Ashton, super
intendent refused to resign. With
his own key, Ashton let himself and
six teachers into the building, ready
for work. No pupils appeared, for
Perslnger had ordered the school
busses not to run.
Meanwhile 333 patrons of the dis
trict signed a petition asking the
board to open the school.
'SHAKEDOWN RtKT IS
REVEALED BY PROBE
62 Mambarc of Foret Accused
of Exacting Tribute From «
Los Angeles, Sept. 3.—iJ*)—Possible
grand jury action was expected today
upon two reports, one by the federal
prohibition office and another by a
confessed bootlegger, naming a large
number of Los Angeles policemen as
members of a “shakedown riqg” ex
acting tribute from the Illicit liquor
The federal prohibition office re
ported that 62 policemen of the Met
ropolitan area, ranging from cap
tains down, had been named by fed
eral Investigators as members of the
At the same time it was disclosed
that Harry D. McDonald. * bootleg*
ger, had made a statement to District
Attorney Buron Fitts, implicating 25
policemen in the alleged operations.
McDonald, who declared he was
“tired of the continued tribute exact
ed by the police,” was reported to
have charged that the officers, in
stead of turning in the liquor they
confiscated In raids, sold it to boot
leggers from whom they were receiv
ing “protection money.**
District Attorney Pitts indicated he
might lay the matter before the coun
ty grand jury today. Federal officials
said they would take no further ac
tion in view of Fitts* inclination to
McDonald, arrested after he had
made his statement, declined to fur
nish ball, saying threats had been
telephoned to his wife, and that he
preferred to remain in a cell rather
than to be at liberty. Fitts placed a
guard over his house.
J. R. WATERS DIES
AT CASS LAKE HOW
J. R. Waters. 55. former manager
of the Bank of North Dakota, died at
Cam Lake, Minn., at 7:30 a. m. today,
according to work received by his
daughter here. Mrs. C. D. Dursema.
Kidney trouble was attributed as
cause of death.
Waters leaves his widow and his
daughter Mrs. Dursema. Funeral ar
rangements have not been completed.
Waters had been employed in the
government land office at Cass Laki
for the pari three yean.
Waten organised the Bank of
North Dakota for the Nonpartisan
League after the league gained power
In North Dakota and was state bank
examiner in North Dakota several
He want to Cam Lake from Beach
and had lived in Orand Forks. He
was owner of a summer resort at
Mrs. Waters has beqn with her
husband here. The body will be taken
to Moutoauma. lowa, for buriaL
Russian Plane Lands
In Eastern Siberia
Moscow. Sept.(Fl—The aU-Rus
elan airplane “Land of Soviets,*’
pHriffd by tbs Russian ate Shestakov
on his second effort to fly from Mos
cow to Now York, landed today at
Khabaronk, eastern Siberia, complet
ing the first stage of ita flight across
mi ocean •nd three continents.
4 MEN NAB WOMAN
Oarrison, N. D.. Sept. I.—opy—Mrs.
Bertha Trait, mail carrier, told au
thorities four men attempted to hold
her up but that she staled them.
plated before adjournment at the
The labor premier that
Great Britain had decided to sign
n—jlaial nlnnene |*s nsHsnsmsiAn Sea
optional ciMMi lor NGntrenw u>
the world court. He believed all units
of the British commonwealth would
The work of the league will go for
ward end establish the foundations of
world peace and problem of the
League of Nations Is Si problem of
security, he mid.
“The poet of peace Is still a castle
in the sir and the work of the league
Is to build a foundation for tt.** said
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1929
SLAY BANDIT, WOID
ffl, IN SQUAD TRAP
Attempted Daylight Robbery Is
Foiled by Accurate-Shoot
ing Shotgun Crew
DIES HOLDING TWO GUNS
1 Gambled Once Too Often for
Some Eaey Money,' Liv
ing Men Declares
Minneapolis. Bept. 3.—One
robber was killed and his co-worker
wounded by a police gun squad “trap”
on the third floor of the Essex build
Oilbert Peterson. 28. was killed by
a volley from police shotguns as he
and Thomas Finn, 54. attempted a
daylight robbery of Joseph Westman,
messenger for the Pure Oil company.
Finn was wounded in the hand and
Westman possessed about SB,OOO in
cash at the time of the attempted
Peterson, also known to police as
Edward Roth, was observed loitering
around the building Sunday by De
tective W. J. Meehan. A check of
business activities over week-ends
followed and police learned that col
lections from filling stations were
made Monday. Four detectives were
concealed in the oil company offices.
Unaware that only a thin partition
of a room separated them from four
detectives. Peterson, and Finn, armed
with sawed off shotguns, entered the
Pure Oil company offices and hid
themselves behind desks.
Shortly afterward Westman. ac
companied by a patrolman, entered
the room. A curt order “Put ’em up"
was heard. The command was an
swered by a volley of shots from the
detectives. Peterson died holding the
Finn ran into the hall, trying to
escape, but was shot down by a de
tective. Another charge of slugs
struck Finn as he fell backward in
to the office.
Sounds of the battle aroused occu
pants of the building and attracted
passersby and police found it neces
sary to assign patrolmen to keep the
curious from entering the building.
Finn, after being treated for his
wounds, was taken to headquarters
for questioning about a recent bank
robbery in Pequot. Minn.
“You fellows have got me good."
Finn told police. “What’s the use of
saying anything. I am 54 years old
and this will finish me. I’d rather
be in Gill’s shoes than my own at this
minute. I gambled once too often for
some easy money. We thought we
had a dead sure thing on that job
but Lady Luck turned against us.
Well, it’s all in a life time,” he con
Police said Finn indicated they ex
pected to obtain between $25,000 and
Curran and Byerly to
Remain at State Jobs
Reappointments of two state offi
cials were annouced today at the
North Dakota state capitol.
James P. Curran, state printer for
the past four years, also holding that
position during the Frasier adminis
tration. was renamed to his post by
the state printing commission.
W. E. Byerly, Velva, appointed land
commissioner two years ago. will con
tinue to keep the position, the result
of his reappointment by the state
West Orange, N. J.. Sept. 3.—<J*h-
Thomas A. Edison, famous inventor
was recovering today from an attack
A bulletin issued yesterday by his
physician, Dr. Hubert 8. Howe, was
the first intimation that the elec
trical wisard was suffering from any
thing mors serious than a severe cold.
The bulletin said because of his
natural vigor and power of resistance,
Mr. m— d—p*te his 82 years,
bean able to overcome the infection
and now was out of danger and in a
convalescing stage. He should not
resume work for two or three weeks,
the bulletin said.
Liquor Raid Shooting
Victim Quits Hospital
Davila Lake. H. D.. Sept. 3<-<*)-
Sidney Hanaen, who waa shot August
16 by B. F. Routier. Ramsay county
sheriff, during a liquor raid en a
Doyen pool hall, waa dlachaiged from
the hospital here today. The bullet
passed through Hanson's body Just
above the heart. NO hope for Han
son's recovery was hold until several
days after the shooting.
Chicago Flyers Aloft
256 Hours After Mark
Chicago, Sept 3.—(«—'With sec
ond honors already in their posses
sion. Burnet] Moasman and C. 9.
Steels, pSots of the refueling endur
anoe flight plans “Chicago-We Will.”
passed the 316th hour la the Mr at
1:61 a. m. today. They hope to boat
the 431 hey record of the “St. Louis
AldWnssAls AKmAas meamßA
nwißiiwiM uiti, UTiWUfn wmr mu
wy futicUwinf perfectlr v Uw km
NONSTOP AIR DERBY
FLYERS iSSING ON
All Trace of John Wood Lost
After Speedy Plane Left
FEAR FOR SAFETY OF PAIR
Wisconsin Airway Aviator Mak
ing Second Attempt to
Los Angeles, Calif.. Sept. 3.
A telegram was received
here today from Ward Miller,
mechanic, flying in the airplane
of Major John Wood, indicating
the ship had crashed and that a
hant was on for the pilot. Mil
ler telegraphed that he saved
himself hy jamping with a para
ehate after the plane went into
a tall spin near Needles, Calif.
The telegram said:
‘Tm in Needles. Calif., ship
went Into a tail spin. I Jnmped
and was saved with parachute.
Trying to find Johnny and
The telegram was received hy
baliders of Wood’s plane, and
the Lockheed Aircraft company,
employers of Miller. A fast Lock
heed ship Immediately was dis
patched to Needles.
The Information was the first
word received of the missing ship
since it left here early Monday on
a nonstop flight to Cleveland In
connection with the national air
The telegram mentioned no
time. Wood was wearing a para
chnte and If he coaid extricate
himself from the top of the caMn
S sickly enoagh. It was regarded
as psmlkle that he might hare
Needles is on the eastern bor
der of sent hern California and
In a desert and moan tain conn
try. A landing coaid be made.
Cleveland. 0.. Sept. 3.—(JV-John
T. Wood, veteran pilot and president
of the Northern Airways company,
and Russell Ward, his mechanic, were
missing more than 24 hours today af
ter leaving Los Angeles in a second
attempt to complete the nonstop der
by to Cleveland for $7,500 in prizes
offered at the national air races.
Wood took off at 4 o'clock (E. S. T.l
yesterday morning. Inquiry at all
major airports on the route failed
to discover any trace of him. He was
flying a cabin model Lockheed Vega
monoplane capable of a speed of 190
miles an hour. The plane's iden
tification number was 7994.
Wood was turned back in the first
attempt to make the flight Saturday.
A clogged gasoline line forced him
down at Willard. N. M. But he later
flew back to Los Angeles for the re
newed attempt yesterday morning.
But three idiots entered in the derby
NORTH WISCONSIN IS
MATE® BY FIRE
Rhinelander. Wis.. Sept. 3.—(A*)—
Lack of men and lack of rain com
bined today to create a serious for
est fire situation in two widely separ
ated sections of north Wisconsin.
Woods, baked by weeks of dry
weather provided quick fuel for
flames whipped by high winds. More
than a doaen fires swept through cut
over timber land south and north of
here and in the vicinity of Bayfield,
on the Lakg Superior shore.
RIVER EMBARGO ORDERED
Minneapolis, Sept. 4—(f)—As
#mhargs an Sawn river shipments
of grain was declared today by
the Inland Waterways corpora
tion became of low water la the
wcsMippi fiifr mu m si*
SHUTTLE FORCED DOWN
Salt Lake City. Utah, Sept. L
about let mhos east of ham to
day. Ira Mar, the pilot, and
nontenant Bernard 8. Thomp
son, eo plat, escaped Injury, but
the plane was damaged.
PRINCETON STAR LEADS
Pebble Ranch.. Sept. L—
snt kMtehut hole, Eagoae*v!
Homans, fnglswoad, N. J„ Frtaee
ftan alar, shot a ft today, ana over
par, and task the lead with a tola!
af MS for the M-hole qualifying
toatafjhoimflonol amstsar golf
Mother of Bismarck
Man Dies, la Chicago
Mrs. Maude J. Perkins of Minne
apolis, St, who vlsitod here last winter
with W. H. Perkins, her son. died
MiAbnly In Chicago, U)
word reeoivod here. Funeral services
wore conducted in Minot dwHay
afternoon. Brelrtm her eon here, eh?
leavee another son, E. W. Perkins, of
BARNES «*M>NEER DIES
Valley Ctty. N. D.. Bept. ?.-<*>-
John McKay. 84. S«m*s county plo
near, Mad hare anidty aßhfc.
GRAF ZEPPELIN NEARING HOME
AFTERRACE ACROSS ATLANTIC
I Convivial Imbiber I
I Rings Wrong Phone j
Evanston. 111., Sept. 3. —(A*)— The
distinguished looking, but dishevelled
gentleman leaning against the lamp
post at Dewey and Foster avenues
was tired, very. It had been a holi
day. and you know how holidays are
this hot weather.
He dragged himself to a police call
box. the door of which was conven
“Send my car right over," he said,
listlessly. “I'll wait..'*
They sent over the car with the
lengthwise scats and the screened
windows. The man, too tired even to
say who he was, climbed wearily
“Drive right home." he said.
When he awoke this morning, ex
pecting to be at home, he wasn't.
1,000 SUERS FOR
CEREMONIAL IN CITY
Details of Nov. 9 Affair Ptannod
by Officers in Confer-
Approximately 1,000 Shriners are
expected to attend the fall ceremon
ial of El Zagal temple of Fargo, to be
held in Bismarck and Mandan No
Potentate Frank I. Darrow. Chief
Rabban Howard H. Ellsworth. High
Priest Charles Dawson, Past Poten
tates A. O. Arvold and Walter Reed
and Steward Harry Broad, all of Far
go. planned details of the ceremonial
at conferences Saturday and Sunday
with a committee of Shriners from
the twin cities of the Missouri. W. T.
Kraft, Bismarck, heads the local com
mittee. The ceremony will be known
as the Missouri Slope Ceremonial.
About 150 candidates are expected
to trek across the burning sands of
the symbolic desert of the Shrine
Shriners of Western North Dakota
are enthusiastically supporting the
proposal to hold the ceremonial on
the banks of the Missouri, instead of
at Fargo as has been the custom, and
a brilliant ceremonial is expected.
The lirst and third sections of the
shrine work will be held Nov. 9 at 2:30
p. m. in the Bismarck auditorium.
This will be followed by a street
parade of the uniformed bodies of El
The second section will be held at
the state training school gymnasium
at 8 p. m.
Between 400 and 600 Shriners from
Fargo will come to Bismarck on a
special train for this event.
Members of the local committee in
charge of arrangements for the cere
monial are: W. T. Kraft, chairman;
Frank Gage. John Oraham. Otto
Bauer, C. V. Caddell. Dr. A. O. Hen
derson. W. F. McClelland. E. H. Tos
tevin, Roy Countryman, Hal Parsons,
Spencer Boise. L. K. Thompson. P. J.
Meyer, A. J. Arnot and Harold Hop
Scottish Rite bodies will hold a re
union at Bismarck Nov. 4. 5. 6. and 7,
during which time the fourth to the
thirty-second degrees will be exempli
fied. it was announced by officials
If Approval of the establishment of
the Lewis and Clark consistory is
made by the Supreme Council at
Washington, D. C.. it is hoped that
the local consistory may be instituted
Nov. 8. Local officials also announce
that Inspector General John Cowles,
and other high Scottish Rite figures
may be present if the consistory is
instituted at that time.
Minot Nimrod Wins
Major Shoot Honors
Breaking 140 of 150 clay pigeons. J.
B. Troeh. Minot, yesterday won the
16-yard single targets event In the
registered shoot sponsored here by
the Bismarck Gun club.
L. C. Campbell. Minot professional,
was second with a score of 138.
Troeh also won first place In the
handicap event with a ecore of 47
x SO. Joe McCluaky. Bismarck, and
D. W. WithneU. Mandan. tied for sec
ond honors each with a score of
48 x 50.
A. W. Bartlett. Bismarck, with a.
score of 18 x 13 pair, captured first
honors in the doubles while Ray
Stair, Bismarck, and A. R. Chestk,
Portal, with scores of 16 x 13 pair,
tied for runner-up honors.
Twenty nimrods from Dickinson.
Minot, Bismarck. Mott. Mandan. and
Eckener Prefers Not to Be
Hero But Show Zep Safety
Cleveland. Ohio. Sept. 1.-iPV-Of
ficlslly ended yesterday with a visit
of Dr. Htifo Eckener at the dose of
his rouiyl-the-world flight in the
Oraf Zeppelin, the national air races
were held over one day beyond sched
ule today to permit several events
orowded out during the week to be
Eckener visited the close of the
races supporting the dirigible as the
aircraft for long distance transport
service and renouncing the cloak of
heroism thrown about him in the
Speeds Toward Friedrichshafen
Intent on Breaking Ocean
Corunna, Spain, Sept. 3.—<<P>—
The home-bound Graf Zeppelin,
flying steadily toward Friedrich
shafen at a great height, passed
over this city at S:ls p. m. (11:15
a. m. E. S. T.l. The big dirigible
arrived at 5:10 p. m. and after
rroaalng Mount San Pedro flew
over the town in a northeasterly
direction. She disappeared In the
direction of Ihe Asturias moun
Friedrichshafen. Germany. Sept. 3.
1 —(A*( —The Graf Zeppelin, fresh from
circling the globe, raced toward Fried -
,richshafen today Intent on breaking
its own Atlantic crossing record and
lowering Its mark for a round-the
I The Zeppelin's route was several
hundred miles to the south of the
route chosen August 7 when it began
its voyage around the world from
Lakehurst and completed a 4.200-milc
' crossing to Friedrichshafen in 55
hours and 24 minutes, which was
nearly airplane time for the huge
If the Zeppelin were to reach
Friedrichshafen by 8:42 p. m. tonight
<2:42 p. m. E. S. T.>, it would equal
its crossing record of less than a
month ago. Its arrival would lower
its own round the world elapsed fly
ing time record, Lakehurst to Lake
FITES’ SITUATION IS
WORST IN 19 YEARS
Two Moot Death in Flame-
Swept Woods at Lightning
Sett New Blaxet
Spokane. Wash.. Sept. 3.—(/TV-
Foret officials today characterised
the Are situation in the northwest
as the worst since 1910 when every
national forest held one or more se
rious fires and many thousands of
acres of private tlmberland were
An electrical storm which hurtled
over the entire area during the week
end started new blazes with lightning
flashes, bringing the situation in
Montana, central Idaho and eastern
Washington to the most critical point
this season. Major fires were sweep
ing through merchantable timber in
the Selway Pend d’Oreille, Nez Perce.
Clearwater and Kooskia in Idaho, the
Blackfoot, Missoula and Butte forests
in Montana and the Colville region
and Kaniksu forest of Washington.
A new element of tragedy was in
jected into the situation with reports
of fighters that thousands of game
animals. Including bear, moose, deer,
elk and mountain goats, which make
their homes in the timber, were flee
ing before the flames. Hundreds of
these have fallen victims.
Reports from the Panhandle dis
trict of Idaho carried news of the
death Sunday of Joe Eakins. 24, of
Chattanooga. Tenn.. and of the in
jury of Kenneth Kurtis. of Bonners
Retry. Idaho, who were struck by a
large snag which fell from a tree.
FOUNDERS IN STORM
Manila. P. 1.. Sept. 3—(AV-’The
steamer Mayon. owned by the Manila
railroad, was reported to have foun
dered In a typhoon yesterday after
noon off the Pasacao Ragay gulf. Of
the 37 passengers aboard only nine
were reported to have been saved.
No mention of members of the crew
was contained in brief dispatches re
ceived here by railroad officials.
The typhoon missed the main part
of Manila, passing Just north of the
city. That vicinity experienced
strong wind and rain throughout the
day. reaching a maximum velocity
of <0 miles an hour early this after
BALGAARD IS CITY DAD
Langdon, N. D.. Sept. 3.—J. A. Bal
gaard has been "» | "*( alderman
from the third ward to fill the unex
pired term of F. W. Oomnlck, de
ceased. at a special election in which
133 votes were polled. Mr. Balgaard’s
majority was 31 votes. 48 haviz* been
cast for his oppooent R. L. Roy. The
vote was a normal one with • less
votes than in the regular June pri
to a lasi day crowd of 100,000 spec
“I prefer not to be a -hero, but to
demonstrate the safety of the air
ship." the commander of the first
Ughter-tban-air craft to circle the
globe declared. “If one must be a
hero to atop aboard a dirigible, then
airship transportation will never pay
and I shall be a bankrupt hero."
The events at the airport and the
exhibition of aircraft attracted a
crowd eotlmatad at mqff than 860.666
by officials of the races. Financial
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
DEAF MUTE DROWNS
TO HELPLESS PALS
Connolly Proposes Campaign
Against ‘Hearse’ Drivers
on Memorial Road
TO SPEED UP SLOW BOYS
Bismarck and Mandan Parsons
Narrowly Escape Death
in Auto Crashes
Deaths by accident claimed the
lives of 14 persons in the northwest
over the week-end and Labor Day,
late reports received here this after
noon indicate. Among the list of ac
cidents are automobile crashes,
drowning, runaway of a team of
horses, and electrocution.
It was one of the heaviest tolls of
week-end and holiday accidents dur- .
iiiß the year. Hundreds of pleasure
seekers on the highways during the i
two-day vacation added to the has- ]
ards of motor travel and was named ij
as an indirect cause of the numerous 1
With another accident recorded on
the Memorial highway between this
city and Mandan. officials have in
dicated they would take up the mat
ter of “hearse drivers, *’ those who
drive at snail's pace and bring about
scores of mishaps.
The dead are:
Nets Kjeldahl, 21, Belgrade,
John Saxman, 35, Minot, run
Mrs. Rosa Hutchins, Minneapo
lis. rundown by car.
Wicrzstrom Wojeach, M- .
months-old, Minneapolis, killed bp '
Katherine Reed. 25, Billings,
Mont., auto accident.
John Johnstone, S 3, South
Range, Wls., run down by ear.
Henry Harm, 6t, Preston, Minn.,
Norman Skaare, 18, Devils Lake,
Lester E. Myers, 28, Mtnaeap- I
olio, drowning. I
Clayton Marks" "and Thomas I
Harrington. Big Fork, Minn., and I
Oscar Peterson, Effie, Minn., an- "
Vera Morek, White Bear, Mian..
Mrs. Lillian Foster, Seton,
Minn., automobile accident.
George Dearholt, Mrs. George
Dcarholt. Mandan, and Albert
R. M. Wymore, Dorothy Wy
mcre, 9. Keith Wymore, 7, Mies
Leola Richardson, Percy Rich- i
ardson, 11. and Ruth Rlehardaow,
7. all children of Mr. and Mis. E.
C. Richardson, who live near ***•
not. N. D., a grade trees'
Harold Long, *
automobile acc ;
Minn., auto acci
Eugene Wagn« .
Wendtt, 18, Haakin
Mrs. David Evans,
Minn., automobile accidr, !
Nick Vinje. Mania, Mint,
Mrs. Robert Dickson aad Oh
her daughter, Fargo, awtsmabtlo
Mrs. Olia Simonson, ti, May
vllle, automobile accident.
TWO ARE DROWNED
Norman Skaare drowned in Court
lake, near here, despite an unusual
display of presence of mind.
The boy was a deaf mute and when
he started to sink in quicksand In
the lake bottom, he shouted tor help.
Two other deaf boys were bathing
with him and he spelled the word
“help” on his fingers to indicate hie
plight to them. They were unable to
swim, however, and before they could
summon aid. Skaa.re had disappeared.
His body was recovered 45 minutes
later. The boy was the eon of Mr.
and Mrs. John T. Skaare, Devils Lake.
Myers was drowned in Clearwater
lake, near Annandale, Minn., when
he got beyond his depth and help
failed to reach him in time to save
Marks. Harrington and Peterson
were killed near Grand Rapids.
Minn., when the driver of a trade In
which they were riding lost control
on a hill. The machine left the
road and crashed into a ditch. Tin
men were employed by Itasca county
Vera Morek was electrocuted by
coining in contact with a metal floor
lamp, which is believed to have short
Mrs. Faster cams to her death in
an accident which occurred in Ma
To fteeeeute Mow Dittoes
Proposal to hush a campaign
against “hearse” drivers on tho paved
highway between Mandan and Bis
marck will be presented to the Mor
ton county rnmmisdnners by L. K.
Connolly, state's attorney.
Connollys decision* he
is the result of an accident and one
near-accident over the week-end and
He said ha wHI nemniH cMdtgy
went ef a trafAs pettoeMadMi
duty it ww
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