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STRICKENWORLD Shall Chaos or Reconstruction in Europe Follow the Great World War? DANGER IN GERMAN AMBITION Teuton Idea Is to Exploit Russia While the People Fear the Allies Seek Return of the Old Regime. Article XXXL By FRANK COMERFORD. By their policy of Intermeddling, the Allies have lost the confidence and good will of the Russian people I do not mean the bolshevik government, I nieun the great mass of the Russians. They have resented strangers in their land outside interference has been unwelcome. It has strengthened the bolshevik power and created distrust of the Allies in the minds of the peo ple of Russia. Our soldiers in Si beria were constantly being asked "Why are you hero?" It was the one question they could not answer. The Russians look upon Germany as their only friend. German pene tration is going on. Before Czar Nich olas' regime ended it was estimated that over half the industries of Russia were owned or managed by Germans. Since the war the Germans have doubled their efforts to Prussianize Russia. They have assiduously culti vated the good will of the people. German commercial agents speak the Russian language. They are in touch with Russian needs. They are not in terfering with the Russian problem. They are selling to Russia and giv ing long-time credit. The Russians look upon them as friends and on the Allies with suspicion. The consensus of opinion in Russia is that the Al lies are bent upon exploiting Russia and delivering her to the old regime. Prussian Officers in Soviet Army. Under secretary of state for for eign affairs of the Polish government, Skrzynski. told me of a document In his possession which showed that Gen, von der Goltz of the Prussian army offered to furnish "unter" offi cers for the soviet army at a wage of 33 marks a day, with tlie further understanding that the bolshevik government would give these officers a bonus of 3.000 marks each at. the end of their first yjnr Of service. There is much evidence that the bol sheviks accepted the proposal and that the "Red" army is being Prussianized. The under secretary of state added that he was convinced a treaty ex isted between the soviet government and the Prussian minister of war. In October of 1910, the following dis patch to the Daily Mail of London wag, printed: "Th"e *FrreTlieit' says that the soviet government has asked the German government to send S00.000 working men to Russia to aid in the revival of Russian industries. These work ingnien will be under the order of en gineers and managers from German factories, and Russia will thus be peaceably invaded by the Germans at the express desire of the soviets." I was in Warsaw at the time, and I sought confirmation of this dispatch. From many responsible officials I learned that this dispatch was true and that the invasion has already begun. During this time Germany had Intact an army of over 100,000 vet eran Prussian troops under Gen. Von der Goltz. While Germany had an alleged republican form of gov ernment, with Doctor Ebert as president, no steps were taken to de mobilize this powerful Prussian mili tary force. The peace table sitting in Paris recognized the menace to the security of Europe presented by the Von der Goltz army. There was much ado about it. Foch was sum moned to conference. The result was the demand made through General Foeh (hat Von der Goltz be stripped of command. This was complied with, but the Prussian army was un disturbed. Von der Goltz continued to he tlie commander of this force, notwithstanding his formal resigna tion of the command, Germany Still Powerful. Let there be no doubt in any one's mind that Germany Is coming hack. In fact she has come back. Germany has never felt that she was defeated. The will to win, to conquer, still lives. She Is preparing for the crisis, and when it comes the Allies will find her as economically prepared as she was ready in a military sense in 191-1. Ger many was not devastated by the war. None of the fighting was done on Ger man soil. Germany looted and pil laged Russia. Belgium and France, taking raw materials, timber, coal and machinery. The trains bringing food and soldiers to the fronts did not return empty. They carried back to Germany household goods, live stock, minerals, timber, machinery. This went on for four years. Germany took millions of men and women from Russia, Belgium and France, prison ers and civilians. She used their la bor power to keep up her economic life. For the benefit of those who doubt Germany's present economic prepar edness I want to give a hit of evidence I gathered at the Polish-German front in Upper Slle3la. I talked to the commander of the Polish military po lice in charge of this frontier. He bad been a vice consul of the Austrian government in Chicago. In October, 1919, he had charge of the 60 mili tary stations of the Polish-German front. Poland alone of all the coun tries In Europe, refuses to deal, with Germany. You cannot bring German goods into Poland. German com merce is shut out by law. The fron tiers are closed against her goods. This is the substance of what the com mander of the Polish-German frontier said to nie: "Germany is offering to sell goods to Poland at prices from 20 to 25 per cent cheaper than Eng land and France. We Intercept daily these proposals on the frontier. Ger many offers to give longer time to pay for the goods. I should say on the aver age she offers to give credit for twice the period offered by France or Eng land." Could one wish better evi dence that Germany is coming back! What two tests more clearly show the commercial strength of an individual or a people than the ability to under sell one's competitors and give longei time credit? .Tapan is penetrating Siberia. Si beria is rich in gold, platinum, timber, furs, bristles, coal and salt. Generals Rozonoff, Seminoff and Kalminoff, the leaders of the Kolchak government, have been betraying and peddling their country to the yellow masters of the Far East. The Japanese are today working concessions in the Ural moun tains. They are overrunning Siberia. The Paris conference decreed that 1 S.000 American soldiers and an equal number of Japanese soldiers should enter Siberia for the purpose of sav ing the trans-Siberian railway. These armies were not given a license to 1 loot. When Major General Graves led the American expeditionary force into Siberia it numbered less than the quota authorized by Paris. Gen eral Graves found the Japanese nrmy there in great numbers. Instead of the S.000 soldiers authorized by fhe Paris conference Japan has almost 70,000 soldiers In Siberia. It was un derstood that the use of the railroads by the American and Japanese mili tary should be for military purposes only. The truth Is that the Japanese government has used the railways to carry out rich spoils. Economic Exhaustion in Russia. Notwithstanding the successes of the "Red" army, successes easily ac counted for. partly due to the reorgan ization of the army by German "unter officers," partly due to the fact that the majority of the people, although opposed to soviet rule, are more op posed to the Yudenich. Petlura. Deni kine and Kolchak armies, movements suspected of seeking to re-establish the old order in Russia. Russia is fast succumbing to economic exhaustion. Tlie world faces two great dangers it something is not done. One Is the conquest of Siberia by the "yellow perilthe other, the complete Prus sianizing of Russia. Japan's greed boldness and ambition is known. The Allies gave courage to her effronterj when they turned Shantung and -10, 000,000 Chinese over to Japan. Shan tung is the heart of China: it is. as well, Its soul. It is the cradle of her great prophet Confucius. Ex-Emperor William, through a fraudulent com pact with Czar Nicholas, seized rights in Shantung. When the war came on Japan sat on the fence. France and England urged her to come In with the Allies. She did, but only after sho got her price. By private engagements with France and England, German "rights" (truth would have written them German "wrongs") in Shantung were to be turned over to Japan If sho joined the Allies. America was kepi in the dark as to this secret arrange ment. Vivandi and Balfour came to America and told us many things, but nothing about this secret compact. We were induced to urge China to cast her lot with the Allies. She did. All China asked was that, when Germany was conquered, she be given her own. Shantung. After the war was over President Wilson in Paris sought to restore Shantung to China.' Japan ob jected and presented her claim. She based It on the secret agreement with England and France. For the first time we learned of this secret agree ment. Finally we consented to give Japan the determination of Shantung. We struck the word "self" out of the phrase self-determination. I am not a prophet, but if I would look for the next outbreak of holshevistn In Asia, it will be In China. Shantung will be the reason, the course of the Allies the cause. If the Allies do not adopt a common sense policy toward Russia, European Russia will fall under the power of Germany. Tlie people of Russia look upon Germany as more of a friend than the Allies. The blockade of the Al lies brought starvation to the very peo ple In Russia, who are opposed to the soviet scheme. Meddling in t.he Russian problem by the Allies has caused suspicion, aid given to Yu denich. Petlura. Denikine and Kolchak has made the Russians fear that the object of the Allies Is to put the Rus sians hack under the old yoke. The peace table has been without a north star. It lias steered without a definite objective. In fact, it has not steered at all It has been at sea. adrift so far as a policy towara Russia is con cerned. Bolshevism may break through, cauture and consolidate Germany, or Prussia may seize upon weakening Russia and become lw-r ally. Either event promises trouble the peace of the world Is In danger. Before we can hope for industrial peace, before we can cure unrest aw1 get hack to normal, the Russian prob iein must be settled. This Is a prob lem for statesmanship expediency. In trigtie and vacillation must give wa? before world patriotism. This Is th« problem the world awaits a ploo. (Copyright, 112*, WmUti Ncwipapcr Union. UNCLE SAM WILL SELL UC FLEET Gov't Shipping board Announ ces Disposal of 1,200 Steel and Many Wood Vessels. TO BRINCJM REVENUE Terms of Sale Published While Ar. rangements Go Forth for Realiz ing on Enormous Fleet of Wooden Ships. Washington.—Preparations for the sale of government owned steel mer chant ships will begin at once, Cliair man Benson of the shipping board, states. Plans for an extensive adver tising campaign to place the vessels on the market is under way, he said, and actual disposal of them will start as soon its the necessary details have been completed. In line with the board's policy for disposing of its entire fleet, it was stated that an active campaign to sell the wooden ships also would be launched. Definite plans for disposi tion of these craft, however, still are under consideration. Terms on which the shipping board fleet of more than 1.2(H) steel vessels, approximating 5.000,000 deadweight tons, is to be sold to private interests under the new merchant marine act, have been announced by Chairman Benson. Bids for the vessels will be enter tained, as they stand, the chairman said, at the minimum of $100 a dead weight ton for coal burners and $170 a deadweight ton for oil burners built on the Great Lakes, to $175 for coal burnefs and $1S5 for oil burning ves sels over 1,000 deadweight tons. Terms of sale call for 10 per cent on the purchase price in cash upon de livery. instalments of 5 per cent in six, 12, IS and 24 months thereafter and the remaining 70 per cent in equal semi-annual instalments. Purchasers of the ships will be re quired to deposit all revenues derived from their operation in supervised ac counts from which the deferred instal ments are to be paid. After payment of current instalments purchasers are permitted to take from the proceeds of operation an amount not exceeding 15 per cgnt of paid up instalments as a dividend on the investment On pay ment of half of the purchase price of the vessel, the buyer will he required to execute a preferred mortgage to the shipping board, after which the vessel will be released from the supervision and control of the board, except as to maintaining its berth and route. Satisfactory evidence of the finan cial ability of the buyer to carry out his contract and proof of his nation ality will be insisted upon, the chair man stated. TOLEDO IN BIG CLOUDBURST Heavy Rainfall Does Million Dollar Damage in Ohio City. Toledo, O.—Damage estimated at more than $1,000,000 was done here by a severe rain storm which washed away great stretches of city paving, flooded cellars and paralyzed traffic. It was one of the most Severe storms that ever struck this city and district. Rain swept in sheets through the Streets during the hours when crowds were trying to make their way to work. Automobiles, parked at curbs either were floated away or stood with their floors flooded. Reports of storm damage from neighboring points have not been re ceived, as the telegraph service was temporarily handicapped and interur ban cars ran with difficulty. City authorities estimated that the damage to wrecked pavements would run close to $200,000. A number of streets are absolutely out of commis sion, the block surfacing on one street floating into the lobby of an office building. Damage was heavy to build ings, one collapsing. No casualties are reported. THE HOPE PIONEER BRING MONEY TO N. D. BANK Phicago Labor Federation Sends Cash From City to Harvest Fields. Chicago.—The Chicago federation of labor has voted to withdraw its funds from local banks and deposit them with the Bank of North Dakota in Bis marck, N. D. The resolution calltng for removal of the federation's funds recommeilded that sill locals of the American Fed eration of Labor to take similar ac tion. It was adopted after Carl 1 hompson of Chicago, told the meet ing that it would cost $20,000,000 to harvest the wheat crop of the North west and that labor must co-operate with farmers in financing the harvest ir the fanners "would have to go to capitalistic Wall street." Domingo Now Prosperous. Washington.—Tlie military govern ment established in San Domingo by the United States has started the is land republic on the road to prosperity and successful self-government, ac cording to a report of the governor. Rear Admiral Thomas Snowden, re cently made public by the navy depart ment. It was prepared in response to an inquiry from tlie state department as to what steps had been taken ti prepare San Domingo for govenimen by the Dominican people. NORTHDAKOTA Minot.—A fall tractor show is being arranged here. Tansein.—The postoffice here has been discontinued. llarvey.—A Boy Scout organization will be formed here. Davenport.—So good is the harvest that local machinery dealers are sold out. Fairdale.—While at work breaking Carl Ososki was struck and killed by lightning. Ellendale.—A forty-foot addition has enlarged tlie capacity of tlie local postoffice. Devils Lake.—The first market day ever held in this vicinity proved a de cided success. Bismarck.—Coal costs in the state, it is estimated, will increase 25 to (5C per cent this year. Lisbon.—The library circulated last year 11.0G1 volumes and quits the year with a balance of $701.99. Elliott.—The State Grainmen's union will open a printing plant here for the publication of their official organ. Bismarck.—Experiments have been practically completed here in "the man ufacture of fibre from American grown flax. Devils Lake.—A carload of wool has been sent to the warehouse of the State Wool Growers association at Fargo. Palermo.—A fifteen-mile section of the Roosevelt highway will be built by Mountrail county from Tagus to this point. Rugby.—The Pierce County Ship pers association has been formed to look after the livestock shipments of its members. Regan.—The Rev. Robert Howie, pastor of the Congregational church for a number of years, died of tuber cular trouble. Mandaii.—Better city water is prom ised after the installation of a pump throwing 50,000 gallons an hour into the reservoirs. Calvin.—Ashley Vickstrom, young son of A. L. Vickstrou died as a re sult of burns sustained when a kero sene can exploded. Dickinson.—Ninety thousand dollars is available for the proposed building at the state normal in Dickinson and bids have been called for. Jamestown.—Dr. William A. Bent ley, aged 73, died here. He was a veteran of the Civil war and had lived in North Dakota since 1S77. Williston.—Charged with tampering With registered mail, Elmer O. I-Ialver eoii, local post.il clerk, has been held for district court under $2,000 bond. Bismarck.—School children of North Dakota have contributed $855 toward the fund for presenting a statue to France in memory of the battle of the Marne. Grand Forks.—George A. Bangs has been named president of the State Fair association, succeeding A. I. Hun ter, who is retiring after a long period of service. Bismarck.—Employees in the local branch of the International Harvester company will share liberally in the $60,000,000 bonus recently voted by that company. Killdeer.—During the month of June 208 cans of cream, containing 15,000 pounds of cream and 5,000 pounds of butter fat were marketed here. The checks totaled $2,500. Edgeley.—Tlie Edgeley and Willis ton sub-stations will not be discon tinued, although' a recent federal re duction in their appropriations will greatly curtail the work. Dickinson.—Tiie baesment of a $50, 000 Congregational church will be completed this year and the remainder of the sy'ei.did new structure will be available for use next year. Chaffee. Thirteen horses, large quantities of hay and oats, several sets of harness, and other farm ma terials were lost when the large barn on the August Siefert place burned. Bismarck.—Plans are being laid for a ball game, general program, dinner, and street dance in honor of Vranklln D'Olier, national commander of the American Legion, when he visits this city late in August. Fort Totten. Settlements and schools dot that portion of the Indian reservation that was opened to settlers In 1904. A vast area has been trans formed from a wilderness into a pros perous fanning region. Buffalo.—Fast as they were, the Tower City chemical fire department couldn't get here in time to save the Diemert blacksmith shop and resi dence from destruction. A local bucket brigade worked faithfully but in vain. Lisbon.—The War Mothers organi zation presented the Legion boys of Florence Kimball post with a silk American flag and a silk post banner containing the Legion emblem and name of the post in gold characters on a blue field. Trenton.—Jack Adams, 18 years a prominent farmer here, drove a mile and a quarter from the hay Held to his house after being shot when his shotgun dropped from the mowing machine and was discharged. He died sis his brother met him at the house. Bismarck.—Ground has been broken for a $200,000 war memorial and ex-, ecutive office building in front of and to the left of the state capitol. The first story will be completed this year, the remainder next. Casselton. Waller C. Robinson, transient, was killed when he roiled under the wheels of a freight train from which he was attempting to alight. The coroner thought that a queer mark in his side might have been a bullet hole, but the man's com panions were allowed their freedom •i« there was no certainty whatever of foul play. Grand Forks.—The State 17 openi Its fall semester September 20. Mamlan.—Many pit silos throughout Morton county are nearing coiuple tion. Minot.—October 13-14-15 are the dates for the annual corn and potato show. Rolla.—Four generations of the fam ily of .Toliffe, numbering 00, held a re union here. Portland.—The municipal lighting plant may be sold and current wired from Mayville. Reeder.—A smoker in the town audi torium was enjoyed by 200 farmers and business men. Finley.—This is becoming a "city of modern homes." Ten new resi dences are under construction. Flaxton.—Ninety potatoes in one lilll is a record this community flaunts in the face of the entire Northwest. Grand Forks.—The new Salvation Army citadel was dedicated with the aid of the Silver band of Winnipeg, Can. Rugby.—Lula Hines, 11 years old, died from burns sustained when she tried to lift a pan from the stove with her apron. Napoleon.—Two were burned and the home was destroyed at the Blanch ette homestead when a gasoline stove exploded. Grafton.—Lewis Wilk suicided after worrying over the delay in his harvest operations occasioned by a breakdown in his binder. Mayville.—A new municipal lighting and power plant will be constructed. Current may be supplied some neigh boring towns. Carrington.—The matter of erecting a memorial hall at county expense will be placed on the fall election ballot in Foster county. Bismarck.—An election contest on the vote for Jack Williams for rail road commissioner may be launched in Sheridan county. Fargo. The Merchants National Mutual Fire Insurance company of this city has been granted a charter to operate in South Dakota. Cando.—A local co-operative com pany litis purchased the St. Anthony and Dakota elevator here and will launch a $30,000 corporation. Devils Lake.—Fifty pairs of Chi nese pheasants have been released on the military reservation here by the game and fish commissioner. Alexander. The Brotherhood of Farmers and Stockmen of America has been formed here to draw the agricul tural and livestock interests closer to gether. l'ortal.—The editor of the Interna tional says he is going breakfastless for a couple of months in order to pay back $10 he borrowed to take an air plane ride. Mandan.—A bolt of lightning struck a chimney of the Lewis & Clark hotel, passed down through four floors, and blew open the boilers, scattering fire over the basement. Belfield.—F. M. Gilman, local ranch er, will serve two years for giving a bank false security. He obtained a loan on 155 head of cattle when he really owned but three. Tower City.—Two shots" were fired by a road bandit at the car of R. B. Ilustad, who refused to stop when ordered to do so. One bullet went through the side of the car. Cando.—W. F. Can 11 eld saved his life when he grabbed the radiator of a car which was about to strike him, and clung until the car was stopped. He suffered three broken ribs. Britton—Two carloads of cattle were driven from the pasture of Adolph Goupe and marketed. He traced them through a commission firm in Sioux City to an Iowa farm and recovered them. Bismarck.—Herman Hagedorn, sec retary of the Roosevelt Memorial as sociation, is investigating records here and at Mandan with a view to writing a book on Theodore Roosevelt's life in the badlands. Belfield. —The case of William Hardy, alleged "king of the cattle thieves", who have for years pestered this section of the state, will be taken from Billings county to Adams county. Hardy is out on $12,000 bail. Beach.—A man named Volk, cook for an N. P. telegraph lifie crew, cut his throat with a butcher knife. He and his wife had only recently come here to take up this work. She be lieves ill health had made him de spondent. Killdeer.—Having ridden everything else in his day, Dan Beck, pioneer rancher, climbed aboard an airplane and made the 45 miles to Dickinson in 30 minutes, lie enjoyed it, but ad mits he wasn't out on the horns doing any bull-dogging. New England.—Three sisters, who graduated together lroin the Taylor, N. D., high school and later from the state normal at Dickinson, have been employed in a body to teach In the public schools here. They will have the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. 1 (evils Lake.—Taking of testimony has been resumed in the case of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indians against the United States government in their effort to recover something over $20, 000,000 alleged to be due them on ac count of certain old treaties with the whites. Dickinson.—While visiting in Taco ma, Wash., Frank Litch, railroad engi neer of tills city, lost his purse to a whistling burglar, who woke the owner from a sound sleep with his shrilly whistled strains of a popular melody. There was a scuffle but the musical one got away with the swag. Fort Yates.—Having advised the people of Sioux county last Janunry to plant the most possible because a good year was ahead, Dr. Aaron McGaffe.v Beede, county judge, now warns them to save the most possible fodder fall because lie sees from nature's signs that the snow will be deep. DEPENDED UPON IT 20 YEARS Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound Has Been This Woman's Safeguard All That Time. Omaha. Neb.—"I have used Lvdia E. Pinkhama Vegetable Compound for over twenty years for fe male troubles and it has helped me very much. I have also used Lydia E. Pink ham's Sanative Wash with good re sults. I always have abottleof Vegetable Compound in the house as it is a good remedy in time of need. You can publish my testi monial as every statement I have made is perfectly true."—Mrs. J. O. ELMQUIST, 2424 S. 20th Street, Omaha. Nebraska. 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