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Largest Weekly
Circulation in
the Lake Region
Bolsheviks Are
Fighting Hard
Russians Repulsed With
Heavy Losses Say
Poles Claim Advantages
Along The Contested
London, Aug. 18.—Latest ad
vices thru official communiques
direct from points close to the
Warsaw front lines of the Pol
ish fores declare reports of the
*fall of Warsaw* are without foun
dation. This report disposes of
many rumors that the Bolsheviki
were gaining rapid headway with
heavy losses to the Poles.
London, Aug. 17.—Russion Soviet
troops have entered Warsaw, the Pol
ish capital, according to the Kovno,
Lithuani correspondent of the London
Times. The dispatch says the staff
of the fourth army at Vilna reports
that Warsaw was occupied Sunday.
Warsw, Auag. 16.—Uninterrupted
fighting is going on in the Valley of
the Bug from its source to its conflu
ence with the Narew River. The great
battle which has just began along the
river has been marked by appreciable
advantages for the Poles. They have
inflicted heavy losses on the enemy
and won back important positions.
In Galisia, the Poles without pres
sure from the Bolsheviki have with
drawn to the line of the Bug. The
forces defending, Warsaw are now
"gfttttped as follows: The left' wing,
resting on the forts of Modlin (Novo
•Georgivak holds the line of the Low
er Narew and Bug the center, pro
tested behind by the. outer forts of
Warsaw, occupies positions situated
at distances varying from eighteen to
•thirty miles from the capital the
right wing commands the valley of the,
Upper Bug. Both on the right and
left wings it is the Poles who have
"taken the initiative in the operations.
The Bolsheviki forces which had
crossed the Bug betwene Hrbies Zow
and Wiodawa, have been thrown back
on the right bank. On the left wing
the poles starting from Moldin, have
made a successful attack in the di
rection of Mlawa. Thanks to this
operation the position the Poles oc
cupy in the fork of the Narew and
Bug rivers, which constitute the key
defenses of Warsaw, are now better
protected from a flank atack threat
ened by the Bolsheviki forces on the
hi the center on the lower Bug,
all attacks delivered by the enemy
to enable him to approach nearer the
Warsaw forts were repelled wtih
heavy losses.
'Grabs Man Wanted By
Th$ Police Of Many
J. H. McHenry, arrested at a local
liotel here Friday by Deputy Sheriff
Hustom, on wire advices from the
-police department of Grand Forks, is
granted in all parts of Eastern North
Dakota and Western Minnesota, ac
cording to recent advices received by
Sheriff Elliott. McHenry has been re
turned to Grand Forks where he is
reported lodged in jail awaiting the
outcome of his speculations.
McHenry was here as in other cities,
purportedly booking orders for auto
supplies, but according to police de
partments "was accepting $100 checks
for his own personal uses." Following
his arrest- here, word was received by
the Grand Forks police that he was
wanted in many quarters. It is also
reported that several business and
professional men o^ Devils Lake "fell"
lot the 'Sfcheme' aqdp&id "comfort-
llafUMtf fllA nil AMM A
I'riucu Auge of Denmark, who was
compelled to renounce all his royal
prerogatives, as well as his place in
the line of succession, to the Danish
throne and to descend to the ordinary
nobility with the title of Oount Rosen
berg because of his marriage to the
daughter of Count Oalvl de Bergolto.
terested in J. H. McHenry, now a pris
oner in the Grand Forks county jail
Now comes a telepraphic request to
"liold the prisoner" from the sheriff
A. H. McCloskey's Ar
rest And Dismissal
Is Basis
Police Authority Will Be
Upheld, Says Mayor
A. H. McCloskey, laborer and thresh
ing engineer, has filed action in a suit
thru his attorney, J. C. Adamson,
against Dr. W. E. Hocking, to recover
$20,000 damages, for alleged false ar
rest. Dr. Hocking is city police com
Arrest Starts Suit
The suit is an outcome of McClos
key's arrest August 12th, when ac
cording to acting City Attorney Wheel
er, he was charged with "disorderly
condut and intoxication." McCloskey
was taken into custody on a warrant
issued by Police Magristrate D. G.
Duell after a complaint by- the police
department had been filed. At the
hearing held in Judge Duell's court,
the charges were dismissed "because
of the unavailability of witnesses,"
according'to acting Prosecutor Wheel
er. in the meantime, according to
doetttnehts filed in the suit against Dr.
Hocking, McCloskey had been lodged
in jail.
*ble" deposits,
for the privilege of buy-
J- X.automobile supplies thru' some
4 a a re
Grand Forks, N. D.—At the present
timeauthorities in five states are in-
I. W, Wism.Concerned
A sequel to the suit and story, lies
in charges of alleged I. W. Wism.
floating thru the city today. McClos
key is charged by Sheriff Elliott with
having admitted: he was an I. W. W.
and to have beenagitating for the
"Wobblies." It is also declared that
on -the day ..trouble stafted, in the
Chicago cafe, whih led to formal
charges in police court, McCloskey
had been ordered out of the Dawson
billiard parlors for creating a distur
Police Powers Upheld
Acording to'Dr. Hocking,who does
not deny ordering McCloakey's arrest,
he actedin his official capacity as
police commissioner^ He ltti atet«t
that a complaint of trouble wail re
iv by in I is a ad
at Fort Morgan, Colorado, on Satur
day night and again a similar mes
sage from the authorities at Taylors
ville, Illiois.
Last night the sheriff of Green
county, Nevada, wired the office of
Sheriff C. G. Stewart a request for
Pending a further investigation of
the prisoner's record, he is being held
in the jail here, according to an an
nouncement from Mr. Stewart's office
last night. No decision has yet been
made in regard to the next destination
of McHenry.
His exact status is as yet to be de
termined, as is also the jurisdiction
in which his cse will be disposed of.
Phone And Laundry
Men Tie Up Statute
In Courts
Cass County Judge Acts
Case Now Set For
September 2
Fargo, Aug. 17.—A temporary in
junction order issued by Judge A. T.
Cole of the Cass county district court
restrains operations of the minimum
wage law which would have become
effective today. Hearing on a per
manent injunction will be had Septem
ber 2.
The injunction was granted in a
suit brought by the Northwestern Te
lephone Exchange company and the
North Dakota Laundrymen's associa
tion. These two firms have also
taken an appeal from the decision of
the wage board to the Burleigh coun
ty district court.
took the natural course, directing
that if the man was causing trouble
he should be arrested and charges pre
ferred. This, it is said, would be the
course of action in any case of simil
arity. Dr. Hocking will fight the suit
to the limit, it was said, and he sup
ported in his position by other mem
bers of the board of city commis
sioners. President Flynn, of the board,
said he would do everything in his
power to see that city police powers
were upheld.
Result An Issue
City officials declare that on the out
come of the suit, which will be heard
at the next sitting of district court
here, will hinge the question of po
lice authorities to deal with I. W. iff
Pioneer Settler Died
In Home Early Last
Deceased Had A State
Wide Reputation
Of Honor
Masonic rites, performed in the
Temple here yesterday afternoon,
marked burial services for Frank H.
Prosser, who died suddenly in his
home early Monday morning.
Burial ocurred in the G. A. R. cem
etery .following ceremonials attend
ed by hundreds of life time friends of
the deceased.
Mr. Prosser in a life time, the last
thirty-eight years of which were spent
in Ramsey county, gained a state
wide reputation as a man of promin
ence in things politic, civic and com
mercial. He was- closely identified
thruout his life here, with everything
tending for the betterment of his
city, state and nation. A friend, pay
ing him tribute,, declared: "In ail
my dealing' vrith him, in business and
otherwise, I never%Mird him use pro
fanity or language* unbecoming
gentleman. He was always a gentle
Bora at Galena, Ohio, July 25, 1858,
Mr. Prosser soon afterward became
the protege of an uncle John Purdue
founder of the now famous Purdue
university. It was thru the noted
educational benefactor that Mr. Pros
ser received his education which mark
ed a successful career in North Da-i
kota, ommercially and otherwise. Ini
1882 he immigrated to this state, liv-1
ing here continuously until death.
Early in his Ramsey county ex
periences, Mr. Prosser was editor
publisher of the Devils Lake News.
Later he became identified with the
firm of Prosser & Serumgard, the
Lake Region's pioneer hardware and
implement house.
In politics, the deceased was honor
ed by election to the state legislature,
served as probate judge of Ramsey
county and as president of the Devils
Lake board of education. These hon
ors were all in addition to many civic
respects paid him by the community
from time to time. He was a life
time republican.
Altho never practicing the profes-
Along the Ohio
sion which his degree entitled him to,
Mr. Prosser was an accredited mem
ber of the North Dakota bar, having
been admitted as a lawyer several
years ago.
A widow, and two sons, John and
Frank, jr., survive Mr. Prosser. John,
known in the musical world as "Hon"
has made a name for himself as a
leading pianist in concert circles of ex
clusive society in New York. Frank,
jr., is connected with the sugar indus
try in the Hawaiian islands. During
the World war he served in the avia
tion branch of government opera
Pall bearers officiating in the fun
eral servies at Masonic temple and at
the cemetery, were: Norman Morris
on, William Samuels, Fred A. Baker,
Ed. Elliott, Chas H. Doyon and Thos.
Takes State Pow-Wow
From The Amateur
Tony Chesic, Amateur,
Title Holder Is
Frank Dorricott, carried off all
honors in the annual midsummer
state tournament of gun clubs held
here Sunday, breawing all but one
clay bird out of 125 in the shoot-off.
The big affair was held under aus
pices of the Queen City Gun club of
Devils Lake. W. K. Nimmo was sec
ond gun, failing only two attempts
out of 125 trys while Tony Che3ic,
Thor Svee
Burial services for Thor Swo, vriii
died here Monday at a local hospital,
were held Monday from St. Oiaf'.s Lu
theran Church. Mr. Svee was a broth
er of Jens Svee, wfll known Devils
Laker, and himself of considerable
prominence in this locality tho his res
idence was maintained at Perth. He
is survived by a widdw, two sons, and
two daughters, all residents of the
Perth community where Mr. Svee held
large land interests. Interrment took
place at the G. A. R. cemetery. The
pallbearers were: Lauritz Lo. Peter
Lo, Thorstein Bakken, Ole Serumgard,
Christ Moen and John Heartso.
•k-a-ivy/.'-: a
w/mr lwf|f
Suffrage Wins
Women to Vote
When Sirs. E. A. Terhune, Jr., made
a trip from Boston, Mass., to Atlantic
City, N. J., she took with her for a
mascot her kitten, which she calls
"Aero." This is the first time a cat
has been used as an aerial mascot.
The kitten seemed to like the trip and
showed no disposition to leave the air
plane. Mrs. Terhune Is shown holding
the kitten.
state amateur champion was third
with three misses.
Indian costumes denoted the nature
of the shoot, labeled a Gun Club
Pow-Wow. The picturesque suits
were worn by all members of the lo
cal club and many of the numerous
visitors who were here from nearly
every center of population the state
Shooting lasted all day, beginning at
10:30 in the morning. Refreshments
were served to local and visiting
shooters thruout the meeting.
Zentz & Smeltzer's Herd
Will Be Offered
Big Event Will Occur At
The Fair Grounds
The second annual fall sale of reg
istered shorthorn cattle to be held
here under auspices of the Lake Re
gion Shorthorn Breeders association
will occur Thursday, Oct. 14th, accord
ing to announcement made this after
noon by Secretary William Guy. "This
sale will be one of the greatest ever
held in the annals of Ramsey county or
the Lake Region," Mr. Guy declared.
Association members will offer near
ly 50 head of the best selections from
scores of herds thruout the district.
In addition to this stock, the entire
shorthorn herd of Zentz & Smeltzer
of Zion will be put on the public auc
tion block and sold, comprising 40
head and including some of the best
speimens of the breed in North Da
During the forenoon on the day of
the sale, all stock will be judged and
records attached to sale card of each
The sale will be held at the new
livestock pavilion on the fair grounds
here. Arrangements already prectic
ally completed include facilities for
stock men not hitherto available.
On the nite of the sale, a banquet,
it is expected will be served to buyers
and sellers alike with an appropriate
program of addresses on the rapidly
growing cattle industry.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koenig, resi
dents of Devils Lake for the past
seventeen years' together with their
young son, left via automobile yester
day morning for Portland Oregon,
where they expect to make their fu
ture home. Mr. Koenig for yean
was head -chef of the Great Northern
hotel. During the past year he was
in charge of the Elks' dining room^
This Issue
Contains Sixteen
Yesterday's Battle
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 17.—The
committee of the lower house of tho
Tennessee legislature in charge of the
woman suffrage ratification resolu
tion late last night voted 10 to 8 to
report the measure tomorrow with a
recommendation that it be adopted.
The senae ratified the suffrage amend
ment Friday.
Debate on adoption of a resolution
proposing ratification of the federal
suffrage amendment was opened to
day in the lower house of the Tennes
see legislature with prospects of a
vote within a few hours.
In North Carolina
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 17.—Suffrage
opponents took the offensive in the
contest over ratification in the North
Carolina legislature with the intro
duction last night of a resolution to
reject the federal woman suffrage
amendment. It was presented in the
lower house by Representative Grier,
The rejection of the resolution was
offered without comment and went to
committee. In the senate, in antici
pation of a bitter fight when the suf
frage question comes «yp tomorrow, a
resolution "to divide both the floor
and the galleries, the suffrage sup
porters to occupy one side and the
opponents the other," was offered by
Senator Warren, floor leader of the
anti-suffragists, without explanation.
Its adoption was accompanied by
chuckles from members.
Threshers Insure
Under State Laws
Local threshermen are joining with
others from all parts of the state to
take advantage of the state law which
compels them to carry liability insur
ance for crews under the bureau of
compensation. Leonard Schaif who
operates twenty miles north of here
was in the city yesterday frowirding
inquiry for necessary forms "to pro*
tact myself and my crew," hesaid.
50 TO 47 VOTE
Final Vote Is Cast In
Fight Waged For
Fall Election Now The
Big Issue Of All
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 18.—
(2 p.m.)—The Tennessee leg
islature by a vote of 50 to 47 in
the lower branch this afternoon,
ratified the federal amendment to
the constitution, granting to the
women of the United States, the
right to suffrage—and a vote at
the November elections. The vote
makes the amendment law and
endB the long drawn oat battle
of suffragists and other forces
for women's votes. Inner circles
of the two big political parties
watching the vote here by wire,
are making no guesses as to the
ultimate effect of the suffrage
vote in November. ....
Nashville, Tenn. (9:30 a.m.)—
The ballot for women at the No
vember elections is hanging in the
balance with Tennessee's legisla
tive vote, the pivotl poaint to
which the eyes of the nation are
turned. The lower house of the,
legislature, resumed its stormy
sessions this morning after an all
day battle yesterday, ending in
adjournment late in the afternoon
when it -was conceeded no vote
would settle the big .question.
Ratification of the national
amendment to the constitution
giving the women of the nation
the right of suffrage, by Tennes
see, will put the act into force.

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