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PSW^O. 206.
Indications are That This
Commonwealth Will be
Peace Meet in Fargo, Di
rected by Council, is
Broken Up.
pie's Council *®^menc«, tto
/*$%. accord'
f-"C' win Cities
the Peo
meet In
ple'p: Council
North yDakota and' at the same time
guaranteed the organization their
'^constitutional rights.".
Fojlpwlng 'Governor "J. A, A. Burri
•qulflte'? proclamation, prohibiting'• the
holding ofv the- meeting In Minne
apolis from September 1 to.\6, Gover
n*ijr '!r$llpl» of Wisconsin arid Gover
nor-^raalerof Norths Dakota Invited
th* ,&pncil to: meet in their states.
j.' IM^^ta LoehiKr.
fc-B. LbjShnter,' secretary of the
-council today-, received. the following
tejeinrsftn, from" Governor Frazier.i it
issUd -1
"ge«jj»lefs' Gourifeil- of. America, for
democracyand'' peaoe, will be- guaran
teed tnelr constitutional rights in
North' Dakota '-'we'are loyal, and .pa
triotic' aid believe in freedom",of
speech'for- all fceople.'
^i(Signedj "Lynn-J. -Frazler-.".
A a id N a a
Tha.'executive committee .• of the
S^»opiett.CoUriell of America, it is sal.d,
lsvngeetigg :ln-
today ,to de-
t&n^eyupon .a meeting -place. Fol
le^nK ^xeHor. Bui iaflui8t'a procla
mation,, they called 'jftt.--the Minne
meeting: .•?•,!*••
was .reporte'd that
npils igfluld'.
select: either Wls-
Nertft. Dakota with the-.lat
was report®d-^that the
.that olty.
tifK^eiv'm^e^irign in: Fargo la&
.•which ^wA(.-to •have- been ad«
by 'M,ax $astmah, editor of
:asses,~ a suppressed: publication:
^rgOu Hpjnp iGuaids,:. arid.
GuMd turned the affair into a rotwr
ing »patrlotic.» demonstration. East
man ,a9di.hle po-workers w"ere forced
lea^eitlv! l)all, but were not molest
,-(14.. "". 1 t"
f.Later,- a guard,was thrown around
acFar^o hptel in -tjie hope, of finding
3B&*fman''arid 'giving "him a ride on
'around town,_but he did not
^tear'"Inatead, he left the city
.. j)uletiy~.tliis 'morning.
Bfx-Seriator Works of .California al'
iBp.V^*in:Kargro to speak at the meet
ing, but,-, according to reports, could
npt^flnd the Meeting. place. He, too,
"left l^ai-go today.
The crowd also sought Joe Vlcker
p'op,-. who arrariged-- for- the Fargo
meeting, but he eluded, the:
fc:.' Protection.
!F%rgoV N-r'ii. -Aug. 29.—Goverrior
'i xarrih J. .Frassler/is prepared td give
the Peoplets, Council of America ade
quate police protection If' they pick
F&rjpo as theT place for the meeting.
-14 ^a' statement over, the long dis
-^j.,^apc^'. telephone this. afternoon, he
^Hlriade,Clear his position, and roundly
"^•condemned the action that was taken
v4%|here ^Tuesday evening when the
W^'tPeace". meetirig was broken up.
Council to meet In- Milwaukee• Instead
of Minneapolis will depend much on
the purpose of the meeting. Gover
nor Phillip today' dald he had no
cial word .that the meeting was ^to be
held in Milwaukee, although dis
patches contained the Information
Protest to Wilson,
v. Minneapolis, Aug. SS^Iionis P.
Lochner, Secretary of the People's
Council of America, today sent a tele
gram to President Wilson protesUng
against Action of Governor Burnqulst
In issuing ah order yesterday prohibit
ing the folding of a national confer
ence here next week, for the an
nounced purpose of discussing peace,
It was said at the council's head
guprterB here that information had
Seen received indicating the governors
t/ifCNorth Dakota and Wisconsin would
permit the holding of the meeting in
th^lr states.
"How "would you go about to give
the council protectlpn?" the gover
nor wu asked. "Why, I would call
'but 'the home guards to preserve or
apr," he responded.
-"The Home Guards were instru
mental in breaking up last night's
jn^SngS" v.thei executive was then ad
vlaeid'.'r -He had hot yet received the
fill-details, of la^t night's affair.
''The*'Home Ouards did well that'
-..ae^trie like a mighty flrie sign," replied
the governor.
."It eeems to irie the people of Far
go obght to be ashamed. of what took
plade-'there last night, It'A a disgrace
to the state, and the people ought to
mi%ke amends by keeping order at
other meetings,"
.. ••What. meetin^s,'' the governor was
"Why, any meeting, tonight, tomor
row night, or any time," he replied.
"The cbristltuaori giiaranteeio free
dom of -speech, freedom of assembly,
freedom of the press and freedom of
patitlori, ^doesn't it?" said the govejr
ri6tij "and these pepple the .CPeople
c»uncil) are entitled to protection,
-i. .,,:?•• i" .1"-"-:-'
i" t«n 'lew Promises, Support.,.
SfeEaut Aug.'8#.-^iVing assurance
thkt^he wfll co-btferate for. law en
.fdlcement and the,:e»eutlon of :execu
tire fAEdeiBr Miajrpr. ThRmas Van, Lear
of., Minneapolis today told Goverrior
Burnqulst that underlying, the promo
tion' of patriotism In "Minneapolis is
an ..effort by the Minneapolis street.
.Bjplr6.a$ company to' create Van- antl
ijeM sehtlment and diecredlt the
ttf effect fa Mn million, dollar
^ftSrK^iiie^Weal/'i :'.
i& He1indicated that the* proposed
wei ln -conference with the go^ernor
Ms,:s«$retahr telephpnftd that -Go^er
mn Frailer of North Dakota
if ttdvwrior Phillips of .Wisconsin
iRVited -the peOple's counctl to
etln -those states follojrtpg
/the pro
itory proclamation
of Governor
Invltefl to Wtaoawin.'
i«op Wla, A*ig." 29 —Whether
or Phlllijp, wlU permit tne'hH
conference of the People's
Meeting Broken Up.
Fargo, N. D.. Aug. 29.—The Peo
ples Council of America speakers,
jitax. Eastman and ex-Senator John
Works, of California, departed from
Fargo' early today, after. Eastman's
unsuccessful attempt to) deliver a
peace address, while Works remained
in .an. uptown hotel, his presence In
the city not being known until this
Until long after. midnight, guards
men and. citizens searched dOWntbwn
hotels for Eastman, proposing that he'
-be given a "lesson In patriotism,'•
their leaders explained, but their
search failed.
Last night's council meeting, brok
en up by guardsmen and citizens who
objected, to Eastman's, insinuation that
Sir Lcird Balfour was directing.^Amer
ican foreign policies, has been the
means of stirring patriotic bodies of
yargo to action and-effective steps
are proposed to curb disloyalty,
though there has been- but little of it
evident so far. Works arrived lii Fargo
during the early evening and It is. un
derstood he was also scheduled to ad
dress, the meeting, but It was broken
up before' he had an opportunity to
do. so.
Oeitnan note to LaPoca 'says
Freedom of Ses^ Will be
Qjven Food Ship^.
.Alres,- Aug. 20,^-Th«» favoi^
able rejport triade -by the. 6ermeUi gov
ernment td':Argentina concerning the
submaririe' campaign relieved a tense"
arid, critical situation. The German
reply, which LaPpca says is a diplo
matic-, triumph, acquiesces in the de
marid 'of Argentina for the safety of
Argentine -ships and indemnification
fr the torpedoing of the steamer
Toro "in order to maintain friendly
relations." The' note also concedes
"freedomtof the seas.to vessels under
tfcya^ Argentine flag carrying food.'- .- v.
U. S. Forestry Departftient
Concentrates on Fight
Against Conflagration
Washington Aug. 29.—With forest
fires, reported due to incendiarism,
threatening valuable timber In the
nbrthwest intended to furnish airplane
stock for, the fighting forces of the
United States and its allies, the
service has suspended some of its
operations to concentrate all available
foroes in fighting the flames.
In Montana and northern Idaho two
thousand men ar6 fighting the flames
In those two states approximately
$170,000 already has been spent this
season and that figure is increasing by
about $16,000 a day.
4 jjjNtf*'
Fighting' Between Finns and
Russian Soldiers Report
ed ^it Bjorneborg.',"
Aug. 29.—Serious rioting
at BJprneborg, Finland, is reported In
a private telegram from Haparanea to
Copenhagen, forwarded by-the Central
News to London. It is .Mid' lighting
between the Finns and soldiers of the
Russian garrlsott lasted for 'several
hours' arid/'that' several persons were
killed or wounded.
This is the day. set: for reassembling
of the Finnish Landtag In defiance of
the dissolution order, of the provisional
Russian gpvernmeni. In his address
at the opehlng of the Moscow confer
ence Pretnler-jterensky gave ,warning
tMt the government Would prevent a
re-opening of the diet and-1 carrying
out a plan pf the separation of Flri
land from "Russia.
Washington,:JAug. 29.—Secretary
McAdoo was agaln befort the house
ways and ,"means jccmmittee today tp
qUeetiQiie7 iAn6ernlrig details or the
transfer of money already authorised.
Settles forallJTime Question
of Dealing With Present
German Rulers.
Note Believed to Reflect
curately the Attitude of
Allied Governments.
v. The text of. President Wilson's
note to Pope Benedict, rejecting
the hitter's peaoe proposal, .will
bo found on page 4.)
Washington, Aug. 29.—President
Wilson's rejection of-'the pope's peace
proposal was regarded here today as
Anally settling the question of dealing
with present German rulers uncon
quered or uncurbed at home. The
president makes It-clear that a last
ing and durable peace can.be .negoti
ated only on a complete uhderstand
ing with the German people arid not
alone on unstable guarantees from
the existing government.
The note indicates that the Ameri
can government does not lnterid post
bellum reprisals on the German peo
ple, but desires in the interest, of
world peace that they be allowed to
share in international economic op
portunities "if they will, .accept
equality and- not seek domination:'''
The note., with its unequivocal.'de
riunclation of German military autoc
racy. Is believed to reflect accurately,
the .attitude of the allied govern-:
Uncter the present objections'^tb a
that 'It might result In the abandon
ment of "new borri Russia to the: .In
trigues, the manifold, subtle interfer
ence and -the certain coun.ter-jevdiu'
tion which would be iattemj)te4.oyjall
the mallgh 'influehce? to whi6h -the
German gbverpnient has .of la$e
Washington,, AUg, ^i-r'Telei
froni all parts of the country began
.pour into the'White House today'ap-,
proving President* Wilson's reply to
Pope Benedict's peace- proposal,
.To Print Message.
Washington, Aug. 29.-—Upon mo
tion of Senator Brady, who character.
Ized it as a last farewell-,to the autoc
racy of the world. President Wilson's
reply to the pope's proposals today
was ordered printed in the congres
sional record. ...,
New York, Aug. 29.—The exhibition
of 'posters designed to attract sub
scrlptloris to the second Liberty Loa,n
will be continued at ,the Arts Alliance
of America today and tomorrow. A
hundred or more of the best ones will
be forwarded to Washington ori Fri
day for the'treasury department to
pass upon. -.
I i'
7 A
if ll I i?Ll fl
taon Must be Se
se Results May,
force|:a^ front
JSquipped, But is
^y Ill-applied
Moscow, jfe
general, sltf'
ence, railwi
ing M. Fm.
ance, repor
state of 'til
ed, would' Cj
vember. Thi
warning that'
he -terrible
fropt and -tni
ori the cotfrif
ampled $xcei
?9.r—At the third
of .the national confer
representattves, includ
'ot the Engineers' Alll
tliat thef existed a
-disorganization of
which unless improv
seV completely by No
representatlves gave
e',conseq\ience« would
^t home and ori. the
'the' army-might turn
hd commit' unex-
The extrei
way workers^
an importairir
tion. .,
demands of the rail
speaker said, played
jdart in this dlsorganlza-
Mllii^ry!. Setbacks.
General .Al^glefC, .former command
er-ln-ohlef,- .r^icQunted the history of
the Russian, ^jiiilitary setbacks and
their.,causesr |Je Brew contrasts be
tween. the .^rmy £f the old regime,
poorly 'equipped 'with meohanical re
sourcira, 'ibut tin warlike -spirit,
«^[email protected]*il^6W*lK«ltfy. well equipped
but Completely
poll^ited ^llKde'lpiffibled iby ill-lnter
preted audtUlAiipplie^ doctrines.
These dMtrtjms., hjs declares, had
split-the- arii^f"*into two opposite
goldiers, which
apitt 'irreconcilable.
flr committees elected
fi.the various units,
said they were ,use
^rom an economic
j-fr fatal to discipline
camps, offlcerii^
have become^f
by the soWieti
General j^)eXli6
ful to- the i#«
standpotot Jfut.
oatlon .of
to ^ay very-
talned that. after
jr the: offetislve of
^August 1 arid the. subsequent retreat,
'{German pir^ss denounces Kerensky.
Berlin, Aug. 29.—The newspapers
denounced as wholly false the refer
ence made by Premier Kerensky in
addressing the. Moscow: conference, to
a recent offer of a separate peace.
Nothing-Is known of'such a move in
any official 'quarters here.
Approve Holding Of
Goods Only Two Days"
fe" At New York Docks
Washington,' AUg. '29.—The pro
posals by the railroads to reduce from
five days to two the free time allowed
for holding domestic freight at New
York for unloading, intended as a
step to relieve congestion there, tenta
tively were approved today in a re
port to the Interstate Commerce
Commission by its attorney examiner.
The commission has not yet passed
upon the' report nor approved of the
Home Guard Active in Fargo
Committee in Session at
Noon—No Indications as
to Final Result.
Basic Price Fixed Will be
For Number One
The basic price fixed will be for
No. 1 northern wheat or its equivalent.
London, Aug. 29.—Earl Grey, for
mer governor general of Canada, died
at 6 o'clock this morning at Howlck
House, Northumberland, after a long
The funeral will be held at Howlck
pn Saturday, when a memorial service
will be held In London.
Rector Of American
College In Rome, Dies
Rome, Aug. 29.—Monslgnor Thom
as F. Kennedy, rector of the American
college In Rome, is dead after a long
Thomas Fordei of Mlnot who has
been visiting his brother O. E. Forde
of this city, wasrone of the six North
Dakota men to participate In the Na
tional American Trap, shoot in Chica
go. Mr. Forde Won honors shooting a
score|of 96 and winning a 225 purse.
Bittdr Criticism Leveled at
German Imperial
Copenhagen, Aug. 29.—Attacks ,up
on Imperial Chancellor Mlchaells
continue, in the Prussian year book.
Professor Hans Delbrueck inquires of
Dr. Mlchaells why, if he really ac
cepts the Reichstag resolution as the
b&sis of his policy, he neglects to an
swer the lriqulry -made on' Jtily 26 In
the English House of Commons by
former- Premier Asqulth regarding
Germany's readiness to evacuate and
restore Belgium.
Professor Delbrueck, who openly
questions the good faith of the chan
cellor In professing to agree with the
terms of. the resolution, asks whether
his silence in the face of Mr. Asquith's
summons does not show that those
are right whp insist, that Dr.
Mlchaells take another standpoint
fronv that contained in the resolution.
Washington, Aug. 20.—The
wheat fair price committee raa
still In season noon today de
termining the price for the 1917
drop. There was no Indication of
when the price would be an
The wheat price fixirig committee
resumed its sessions today In a furth
er effort to agree on a price for the
1917 crop. Last night's meeting was
adjourned after several votes were
taken without disposing of the ques
Maximum of 60 Per Cent on
Profits in Excess jf
300 Per Cent.
Pre-war Profits Feature of
Bill is Retained by
Washington, Aug. 29.—The senato
worked on the war tax bill today un
der an agreement to dispose of the
publishers' tax division before night,
while finance leaders perfect their
proposed compromise on the war
profits taxation.
The pre-war profits rate of the bill
was retained by the committee, but it
added a new maximum war profits
.tax rate of 60 per cent on profits in
excess of 300 per cent. The maximum
in the bill was 50 per cent on war
profits more than 260 per cent.
Another change was made in pro
visions for exemption. A minimum of
6 per cent and a maximum of 10 per
cent of incomes on capital actually In
vested was approved. These provi
sions would care for corporations suf
fering abnormal depression during the
pre-war period. Corporations mak
ing less than 4 per cent during that
period would be entitled to at least
tha:t exemption and if more than 10
per cent, they would receive not over
10 per cent, deduction.
By these changes the-committee es
timated that the proposed levies would
take $1,236,000 of the (8,000,000.000
or $4,000,000,000 profits estimated to
be earned this -year.
Senators. LaFollette and Gore,
prominent in the faction urging more
radical promts taxation, did not attend
today's committee meeting. Chair
man Simmons and others of the ma
jority hoped the new levy
doubled—-will command sufficient-sup
port "to efuise rejection of the more
drastic proposals.,
greater taxation jot war profits 'the
senate finanra committee agreed tor
amendments Carrying war protfis ta*
es of more than -83 per cent ill place
of the present provision for -26 high.
The amendments would increase the
war profits tax yield from' (562,000,
000 to $31,060,000 In addition to the
taxes under the present law and yield
a third of the bill's total taxes.
Vandals Break into Minne
apolis Institution—Burn
American Flag.
Minneapolis, Minn., Avijr' 29'.—Van
dals broke into the Prospect M. E.
church, Minneapolis, some time since
last Monday, tore down the American
flag behind the altar, burned it and
then left, a note to the pastor,'Rev.
Thomas G. Cocks, threatening to
burn the church if he did not talk
peace. The matter has been report
ed to Sheriff Otto Langum of Henne
pin county, who conferred with Gov.
J. A. A. Burnquist regarding-tlie steps
to be taken.
The note left for the pastor rad
"Talk peace, or this church will go
up in smoke."
Burnquist Urges Resolu
tions Approving of
Wilson's Stand. I
St. Paul. Aug.. 29.—Eleven north
central states were represented, by
170 delegates joined In a patriotic
demonstration which, marked the
opening of the National Conference of
Rural Education In'.session here at
the University of Minnesota farm
school. J. L. McBrlen, school ex
tension agent of the United States
bureau of education, Washington,
presided. Governor J. A, A. Burn
quist, In welcoming the delegates,
placed Minnesota's stamp, of disap
proval on "peace at any price pro
paganda," asking that the delegates
draw up resolutions approving of
President Wilson's order to the peaoe
proposals ot His Holiness, Pope
N. C. McDonald, state superintend
ent of public Instruction, Bismarck,
N. D., was-one of the speakers to ad
dress the session.
North Dakota: Fair tonight
and Tbtzraday. Soovmrbat warm
er tomght ln east and-south' par-
English Forces Content
Selves with Local "Clean
Italian Army also Seems to
Have Temporarily Stop
ped its Push. ',mi&
(By the Associated Pi MS).
While Russian leaders are debating
at Moscow with divided opinion as-to
the beet steps to take to. save the
country from threatened disaster,
without and within, the Russian ar
mies continue to show perilous wealt
ness at critical points.
The latest break in the: 'lines
through disaffection among the troops
occurred on the southern Runiiuilan
front, where the Austro-Germans are
menacing Moldavia with the fate of
Wallachla, overrun in the gre^kt
tonic-Bulgarian drive last: ye«ri:S^^-
Russians Flee In Mauirdafs'i'
In the Fokshanl region a Russian
division abandoned its position and
fled in disorder. This facilitated a
Teutonic advance and that continued
all day yesterday on the southern Ru
manian front, the Austro-Germaja
troops pushing northwestward 'to
wards the Ocna, Parvtxin railway. The
lines were still yielding last night .in
the Vernltza region.
Stormy Weather Stops Western
Stormy weatheir apparently is pre
venting any notable military- antttpHMtt'
on the Franco-Belgian front.
The British, after completing their
successful operatlori of Monday near
Lengemarck, when they pushed:-tyr*
ward a considerable distance along
a front of more than a mile, content
ed themselves last nlght with clearing
out a German advance portion In
front of the new English line.
In other sectors, the British carried
out successful raids, taking prisoner*.
Apparently, there also to: a bfUt. in
major aotfyltles alorig the Fi*p£li
.front In. t: ..
the great
Cadorria lfl-
Zurich, Swiwerland f4tugi,''
porta that strong Japajpmie^Otc^S
been concentrated iri-WHtancS
given currency iti- --BiltarM':
NeueSte Nachrichtwtei Munich,
which also speculates on the possibil
ity of transporting such troops lo jjt&r
Russian front. If the railway 'tti&SKy
ties were the same as before the Wa4^
it says, such an operation would r»
quire a long time, but the situation
has been changed greatly, America
and Japan having laid new tracks ari$ -.
made great ImproveiMihttS in -the roll--
lng stock. ,-ma
$200,000 Appropriated
Leaves Saturday.
Serbia's populi
privation and
the American

uxmEBsrrr BEumq.
total M.1
I, WlW.
29.—Relief for
in. Its fight against
Pile being sent by
V.-Cross which has
JMO and named a
commission to go' to that country to
administer the fundi and direct the
work. The commission, which will
leave Saturday for Salonlkl, its head
quarters, is composed of Cordento A*
Severance of St. Paul, as commission
er, and the following as deputy com
missioners: Dr. 8. Burrage, formerly
of the Massachusetts Institute ofr
Technology Dr. F. T. Lloyd and Sr..
E., 'A. Crockett of Boston and F: T.
Jaeger and E. D. Haskell of
Average Car Move of SO
Miles Per Day Stretched
to 40 Miles.
Chicago, Aug. 29.—Without «nr
great Increase in rolling stoak, rail
roads of the country have lnqNMSl
their hauling abllity frim 10 to 49
per cent, according to a ,*tatemaot by
Charles H. Markham. prssideat of th^,
Illinois "Central.
Mr. Markham stated that
efficiency of employes. 4tilcker.
and unloadlng, lo»4ing of cars to
pMttr Instead of haK to tl»W|r
fourths capacity, as befcrtre, and mov
ing cars faster had worked wondet*
at relieving the car shortag*.
"On our road." said J*t
"f» foimeriy averaged a
miles per day for aaclv
Now, through .more effic
we average 40 miles a
words we have practical
A our equlpmewt by it per «ent.
roads over tha country have,
about the same things, ha*e
the slightest fsar that there wig .%»
any trouble this winter, and
the roads -arQi handle wfth
promptness all of the

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