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Violent Fighting on Armies' Flank During
Past Three Days Is Still Undecisive
Lull in Eastern Theatre o! War.
Reports Indicate Kaiser's Forces Are Pre
paring Attack on City of Antwerp
At An Early Date.
Petrograd, Sept. 28.—A Bucharest
dispatch to the Vovoe Vremye says it
is rumored that the First Rumanian
Army corp9 has been ordered to the
Austrian frontier.
London, Sept, 28.—Widely separated
wings of the opposing armies in North
ern France still ar striking hard
blows at each other in an effort to
break through their respective posi
Both sides, according to the French
report this afternoon, have made some
progress the Germans on the allies'
right, perhaps, the greatest. Tonight
however, a French statement says
that the enemy has been repulsed all
along the front that the French are
making progress on their left, and
continue to gain ground in the Woere
For three days or more, a violent
battle has been raging in the hills
and on the plains between the river3
Oise and Somme. Official accounts
both German and French, are silent
about how it is going, but in the
front attack on the Germans' strong
ly fortified and well reinforced posi
tions. Farther south, the allies have
made slight progress, the Germans,
apparently being satisfied to remain
on the defensive until the battle on
the flank is decided.
There has been a lull in the fight
ing in Galicia, while the Russians are.
perfecting their plan for investing
Phzemysl, which is now cut off from
all communication with the outside
world. The Russians have taken
Rzeszow, an important railway cen
ter between Tarnow and Przemysl
they have captured two fortified po
sitions to the north and south of the
latter fortress. This gives them pos
sesion of the whole of Galicia, with
the exception of the narrow western
neck at the head of which stands
Cracow. Along the western frontier
of Poland, which the Germans have
been threatening for some time, they
now are reported to be fortifying
There are signs of activity in the
Adriatic, where the Anglo-French
fleet has been waiting in hope of
meeting the Austrian fleet itself. The
allies have taken the islands of Pela
gosa, and Lisst, which are splendid
bases for small craft wishing to in
tercept bigger vessels entering the sea.
Additional skirmishes have been re
ported in South Africa. The British
have taken Luederitz bay, known as
Angra Pequena also, and one or two
ports in German southwest Africa.
A Central News dispatch from Am
sterdam quotes an unconfirmed tele
gram from the frontier saying:
"It appears the German attack on
Antwerp is likely to begin at an early
date. For some days past large bod
ies of troops have been conveyed from
aix-la-Cheppelle, to the district east
and south of Antwerp. Heavy siege
guns have arrived and are being plac-
ed rapidly in position against the
southern forts, while on the eastern
side heavy cartridge howitzers have
been brought up and earthworks con
A Reuters Amsterdam correspond-
ent says, according to the Telegraaf,.
that the whole German line of com
munication in Belgium has been for
tified to the northwest of Antwerp,
where the invaders aire building for
tifications and digging trenches.
The Volks Zeitung of Cologne says
the Germans have placed heavy siege
guns around Antwerp.
London, Sept. 29.—A dispatch to
The Telegraph from Petrograd says on
Rnnday a spirited account of the de
struction of a Hungary guard and cav
alry division in the battle of Grodek,
apepared in Russo-Slavo.
London, Sept. 24.—A German sub
marine recently made a reconnoiter
ing cruise to the Scottish coast, ac
cording to a letter written by a Ger
man sailor and published in the Ger
man newspapers. She was 10 days ab*
sent from her base and went all along
the English coast at times under wa
ter, and passed under a British squa
"It was the prettiest picture I ever
saw," the sailor wrote. "Up there,
like a lot of peaceful lambs, lay the'
British squadron, without a care and
as if there were no German sea wolves
in armored clothing.
"For two hours we lay there under
water on the outposts We could
with certainty have succeeded in
fetching under a big cruiser. But we
must not we were on patrol, and our
boat had further .work to do."
ty of Barnes. In County Court, be
fore Hon. O. H. deS Irgens, Judge.
In the Matter of the Estate of Henry
Straks, Deceased.
Priscilla N. Straks, Executrix,
Priscilla N. Straks, John H. Straks, Pe
tronella N. Straks, Jessie P. Straks,
Charlotte H. Straks, and the Board
of Foreign Missions of America,
Notice is Hereby Given, That Pris-,
cilia N. Straks, executrix of the last
will and testament of Henry Straks,
deceased, has filed in this court her
final account of her administration of
said estate, and a petition for final
distribution and that Monday the 2nd,
day of November, 1914, at 2 o'clock, a,
m., at the Court Room of said Court
in the City of Valley City, Barnes
County, North Dakota, has been ap
pointed by the Judge of said Court for
the final settlement of said, account, at
which time and place any person in
terested in said estate may appear and
file exceptions in writing to said final
account and contest the same. And
upon the settlement of said account,
the residue of the said estate will be
distributed to such persons as by law
are entitled thereto.
Dated at Valley City, North Dakota,
this 29th day of Sept., 1914.
(SEAL) 0. H. deS IRGENS,
R. B. LeCocq,
Attorney for estate. 10-l-4tw
Several Cars Ditched, Two
Transients Injured, One
May Die-Broken Flange
Cause of Trouble.
At an early hour this morning
soing east was wrecked
about a m,le west of the hlgh llne
pot, caused, it is thought, by the
breaking of the flange on a carwheel,
in the middle of the train, causing
several cars to go into the ditch.
cars were
them ser-
iously. The injured man, Edwin
Wood, was taken at once to the county
hospital where he is receiving medical
attention with little hope offered for
his recovery. The men were harvest
hands who were on their-way home
after harvesting in the western part
of the state. One car of wool, one of
wheat and several of lumber and mill
work were in the wreck.
Miss Martha Deskins was a guest of
Miss Edna Whitcher over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sim Getchell left
Thursday evening for their home in
Eugene, Oregon, after spending the
past few months visiting among rela
tives and old time friends. They were
accompanied by Miss Ella Getchell
who will spend the winter in the west.
Miss Mary Deem and Master George
The annual conference of the Free
Methodist church is to be held Octo
ber 7th, at Jamestown. Bishop Pierce
will preside.
The Times Record wants correspon
dents in every part of the county and
will make special inducements for the
same. Write for stationary and parti
WANTED—Girl for general house
work. Two in family. $5.00 weekly
for a competent girl. Modern house.
Enquire 601 Conkling Avenue.
Gt'llk and Some Men.
In a great ship's wake flew a flock
of gulls, now soaring aloft, anon
swooping to seize a bit of garbage.
Mile after mile they pursued the ship,
•hrleking, soaring or fighting over a
piece of spoil. For every one that
tired of the long quest and withdrew
to rest on the water, two others with
ravenous appetites seemed to join In
the chase. At times the whir of their
flapping wings and the chorus of their
raucous screams made a din eclipsing
the nose of the ship's propellers. And
all they got for their strident effort
was an occasional discard from the
kitchen. They reminded one of the
human retinue of a man of wealth
the chaps who hang around to cash
In on a dropped tip or snatch greedily
a financial crumb. Indeed, the com
parison rather favored the feathered
followers, for the gulls are useful as
scavengers—they help to keep the wa
ters clean.
California Woman Not Over-Enthusl*
astle Over Her First Imprefr
slons of Gibraltar.
Some one who was seeing Watkins
off the other day made the inevitable
remark about visiting "America first."
Some one is sure to say that sooner
or later, within a week of one's sail
ing for foreign parts if not while on*
Is packing, he or she says it on the
deck of the boat just before the whis
tle blows.
That is how It was with Watkins,
who was going to spend a summer on
the Island of Sark, and who had never
been to California.
"No," confessed Watkins, "I haven't
seen the—er—what do you call it
Golden Gate? I haven't seen the Gol
den Gate. But I crossed a year ago
with some California people. They
told me a good deal about the Cali
fornia climate and how beautiful ths
country was.
"And," Watkins continued, dream?
*,jr' 'the
rock. Our boat didn't stop at Gibral
tar—we just went slowly through the
straits, and looked out and up.
"The woman from California was
beside me, leaning against the rail,
looking at Gibraltar, and Algeciras,
and beyond to the headlands of Spain.
She was mightily Impressed by ths
"'It's magnificent!' she said. 'It's
wonderful! And what do you think?
If I half close my eyes, so that I don't
get quite all of It, I can just imagine
that I am back home in the Tosemits
Times Record Want Ada. Bring Result*
were guests at the J. R. Getchell farm
home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Farrar were entertain
ed at dinner at the home of Mrs. Aye
last Thursday.
Miss Antoinette Zoeller spent Sun
day visiting friends and relatives
across the river.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. White, Mr. and
Mrs. Sim Getchell, Mr. P. Longfellow
and Miss Deem were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Getchell at supper last
Thursday evening.
There was no preaching services in
the Congregational church Sunday,
Two men riding on the wrecked Rev Farrar having gone to Williston
attend the conference.
Miss Stella Martin is spending the
week at the Wm. Rohzheimer home.
Rev. J. F. L. Bonhoff, Pastor.
Services in Valley City, Sunday, Oc
tober 4, 10:30 a. m. In Zion church,
2:30 p. m.
One of the interesting talks to be
given at the State Federation of Wo
man's Clubs at Jamestown, October
13 to 17, will be the address by Miss
Josephine Schien of Minneapolis. Miss
Schien is chairman of the Legislation
Department of the Minnesota Federa
tion of Woman's Clubs, and is a very
well known speaker, and she was on
the program at the Chicago biennial
in June.
We, the members of the State Cew
tral Committee, representing the Re"
publican party, in meeting assembled,
reaffirm our belief in, and our loyalty
to, the principles of the Republican
party as laid down by its founders, and
exemplified by its great leaders.
I. We affirm our loyalty to the Rw
publican principles of protection and
believe that the tariff should be so re
vised as to reduce the increasing cost
of living, nnd at the same time pro*
tect mcr 2 equitably our agricultural in
terests th:.t the tariff should be rei
vised upon t'.-.o principle that the du«
ties shall represent the actual diffeN
ence between tlio cost of production in
the United States and in foreign com«
peting countries. We also recommend
and urge that tariff revision in the fw
ture shall be by separate schedules,
We favor the creation of a perman
nent non-partisan Tariff Commissloil
with ample powers and charged witli
the duty of investigating the cost of
production, both at home and abroad,
and whose findings shall be made di*
rect to Congress'.
We charge the national Democratis
administration with bad faith In the
enactment of the present tariff law.
That tariff has flooded our markets
with the products of foreign factories
and farms, while the serious question
of advancing cost of living still r*
mains unsettled and unanswered.
II. We condemn the present Ration
al Democratic congress for its wasteful
extravagance of public funds.
III. We favor such national and
state legislation as will develop a mod*
era system of farm credits.
IV. We believe that the disastrous
effects of Democratic misrule upjn ths
Industries of this nation have convinc
ed our people of the folly of party dia
senslon, and that all electors who have
In the past affiliated with the party
should now unite in a determination
to relieve the country from Democratic
misgovernment. Experience convinces
us that it is only by means of the rule
of the Republicaa.party .that industrial
prosperity can be restored and mai»
V. We recommend and urge that
the representation by delegates at the
next national Republican conventioa
shall be based upon the Republican
vote cast in each of the several states,
as shown by the official returns there
in, at the general election next preced
ing the national convention.
VI. We heartily endorse Governor
L. B. Hanna, and we commend ths
present Republican state administra
tion as an honest, efficient, and ecoi
nomioal administration of the publia
affairs of this state.
We pledge our support to the RepuM
Hcan state and congressional ticket!
nominated by the people at the Junq
VII. The primary election law being
devised to give to the Individual votefj
a direct vote and a large participation!
In the political affairs of the state, wel
pledge ourselves to the maintenance of
«a,d something that the primary principle, and favor only)
I never forgot. We were going Bucb modification of the law as wisdom!
through the Straits of Gibraltar, and, md practical experience clearly demJ
of course, the whole passenger list onstrate will serve to strengthen and
was out on deck, staring at the old carry out its purpose. 1
VIII. We affirm our belief In th«|
wisdom of the principle of the initial
tive and ^referendum.
IX. Good roads are of the greatest
possible importance to the proper deJ
velopment of our state. The extent
and excellence of good roads is tha
measure of wise economy in the ex4
penditure of state funds. We endorse
and urge prompt legislation of thiq
character. 1
X. A growing and grave necessity
of our Btate is the pressing need ofi
getting more people to settle and build|
homes upon our rich, extensive vacant]
lands. We therefore urge the next
legislative assembly to pass such lawn
as will Intel) gently and speedily aoj
complish this much desired, far-reach*
Ing and important purpose.
XI. We believe that the time has
arrived when a certain limited portion!
of our school, institution and capitol
building lands should be sold annually
for the express purpose of creating a'
farm loan fund, thus affording a safa
and ready means of investing these
trust funds, and giving our farmers a
longer loan-time period at low rates
of Interest.
XII. North Dakota is, and always
will be, an agricultural state. We are
therefore in hearty sympathy with ev
ery movement that has for its pu^
pose the organization and co-operation
of the farmers within our common
wealth. We pledge them our hearty
and earnest support in securing such
helpful legislation, both state and na
tional, as will secure for them just
compensation for the products of their
XIII. We favor legislation reducing
the maximum contract rate of interest
from 12 per cent to not to exceed 10
per cent, and the legal rate of interest
from 7 per cent to 6 per cent We
also favor a strengthening of our usury
laws with proper penalties attached.
XIV. We endorse the principle of
the tax commission as an instrument
of government.
XV. The Republican party, believ
ing the people competent to settle just
ly and intelligently all questions per
taining to their collective and indi
vidual welfare, and the legislative as
•embly having given the electors the
opportunity to vote at the next general
election upon the question of woman
1 suffrage, we earnestly urge upon tho
attention of the electors the Import
ance of this question, to the end that
the same may be intelligently settled.
XVI. We earnestly favor a policy of
Strict enforcement of the prohibition
law and all other laws on our statute
XVII. We believe that party pledges
must be redeemed and platform prom
ises fulfllled.
Believing that the ultimate reliance
of free proper government is obedlenea
to law and the maintenance of liberty
and justice among our people, we, a*
Republicans, submit this statement of
principles and policies and ask the in
telligent consideration and Jndgmaal
«f the people 0! the state.
Hog Cholera
is killing hundreds of hogs throughout
this county. You should take all the
precaution possible to save your hogs.
This disease is carried for miles by-
birds and in other ways. We are pre­
pared to supply you with guaranteed
Come in and let us show you.
To Appear at the Exposition Audit°r
ium October 13 to 24. The Latent in
the Line of Entertainment—Best
Money Will Buy.
Commissioner Gilbreath, wbo has
the management of the North Dakota
Industrial Exposition which is to be
held in Bismarck October 13 to 24,
inclusive, has just closed a contract
with the biggest show booking house
in America for twelve of the best
vaudeville attractions on the Ameri
can etage today. They are everything
which one could desire, in fact ev
erything in-their line which money
will buy. Mr. Gilbreath advisee that
he has spent $1,009 more for these ar
tists than he has in any previous sea
son. Briefly enumerated they are:
The Menards: Lady and gentleman.
Novelty acrobats and equilibrists, just
over from England.
Beltra and Beltra: Lady and gentle
man. Novelty mueical ast, of higb
class, carrying 1,500 pounds of scen
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS GALORE one gentleman. A vaudeville cock
tail. Latest songs, eccentric dancing
Funmakers Quartette: (Colored)
The Wayne Trio: Two ladies and
hunt for new steps and new
rhythm bas brought forth a
number of striking dances that
combine the basic principles of
two or three of the older figures.
In some of these the tempo of the
music changes to fit the dance, but in
the later and more complete a new
and distinct tempo is carried through
out, and the steps are made to lit the
The leading Instructors in this coun
try have been the pioneers in this mat
ter, and the Rowley Downs' "modera
tion," Vernon Castle's "half and half'4
and the "pousse cafe" of Miss Winn
and Mr. Evans are being tried on near
ly every dancing floor In New York,
Philadelphia, Boston and possibly Chi
Among the earliest ones were Joan
Sawyer's "three In one" and "aero
plane waits." These were both very
pretty, but had one fault In that the
tempo of the music was changed at
frequent Intervals to (It the different
styles of figures.
In the recent combinations, however,
the action Is unbroken throughout
Take the "moderation," for Instances
This has a special melody In seven
qnarter time and combines the steps
of the waits and tango.
On the same general principle Is the
"half and half," originated by Mr. and
lCrs. Vernon Oestla. Thin, too, bas a
melody all Its own In five-quarter
ttme and combines tho steps of the
walta and one step.
Word comes from Paris Oat a new
dance known as "la danse hypaotiqae"
has been introduced there with great
•access. It Is said to be very difficult
and the highest form attainable In sci
entific dancing. The names of the fig
ures tend to bear oat thie statement
The first is "tiersts." This la fol
lowed by "fascination," a suggestion
of catalepsy, and then "the hypnotic
step." The*i "lethargy." The
last figure of all -is "wna."
In dancing the "moderation" and the
"half and hair* there are no new steps
to be learned. The difference Is till
with the tempo. Any music seven
quarter or five-quarter time Is suitable,
and once you have mastered the swing
of the music It wUI be a simple mat
tsr to dance them.
Of course It Is possible to devise
steps or change some of the old ones
to 'lit a beat In the new motif but, as
a rule, the standardised steps go beet
In this regard It la well to say a
word In favor of the effort to stand
ard^e dancing steps.
lflss Flora Vorbees, leader In the
movement says:
"The new dances must be standard
ised before they can tfecome actually
the expression of the age. But the
dancers rush with the coolness of a
driver In an automobile race to ball
room or dance 'hall, where they frolic
ID the Joy of living, bnt few of then
Harmony Jubilee SingerB. Best in the
show business.
Captain Webb's Seal Lions: The
latest word in animal training. Two
people and five sea lions.
Skipper, Kennedy & Reeves: Three
men. As fine a trio of mirth and mel
ody as you ever heard. Right front
Howard and Eckert: Lady and gen
tleman, dancing all the latest steps,!,
including the tango and others.
Freres de Kock Troop: Jugglers of
holan beings. One of the Hagenbeck
Wallace show features.
Three additional acts to be selected?
These are all free in the exposition
auditorium, and are well worth the:
price of admission alone, to say noth
ing of the endless number of attrac
tions and exhibits which will keep
one busy sight seeing as long as thejr
care to stay.
Illustrated With Specially Posed Photographs
Wsst Ada. Mrtu Wantts
Thnes-Recond Waat Ada. Brtag Rsonlla
Record Waat Atfa. srtnc Baajlf-
move with consciousness of accuracy.
They dance because the spirit of the
dance is In them, but they do not
know how or what they dance. They
say they are tangoing or one stepping
when tbey do not know the steps or
either the tango or the one step. In*
spite of their description of the dancer
if a man from Pittsburgh tried to tan
go with a maid from New York, their
first attempt would probably be some
sort of a "confusion caper." or If the
couple chanced to keep the same step
for a minute or two their dance would
be a "coincidence crawl."
The age Is one of frensy, reduced tO'
a formula, deliberation galvanized by
giddiness, and the new dances are In
emphatic harmony with all we do.
Tbey are executed with studied aban
don. Tbey are wild and free within
the limit of intention—that la, they are
such Inherently and fundamentally..
They are at present uncertain and con

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