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VOL. 9, NO. 319.
Forward Chair Car Com
pletely Submerged and
Occupants Trapped.
Frisco line, Near Lebanon, Mo., Scene
of Ball Disaster Tills Morning
Over a Score Are Dangerously
Springfield, Mo., Sept. 15.
•—Between 35 and 45 were
killed, and a score danger
ously injured, when the loco
motive, baggage car and for
ward chair car pf the Frisco,,v
raUroadiV fast Texas linuiiir
plunged through the trestfc
oyer Brush crie^k, near. Leb
anon, Missouri, and was sub
merged in the swollen
Most of the dead were in
the chair cars, mostly wom
en and children.
Those who escaped fought
their way out by breaking
windows and swimming
It is estimated that there
were 65 passengers in the
chair car. One man lost his
wife and five children.
None of the three heavily
loaded Pullman sleepers left
the track, or the death roll
would have been largely in
Twenty-six Recovered.
Twenty-six bodies were recovered at
1 P. m.
Nurse a Heroine.
Mona Campbell of St. Louis, broke
a window of the submerged car and
escaped death by climbing to the side
of the car. Standing In water to her
knees, she felt about until she touched
the hands of drowning passengers. As
she grasped a hand, she pulled with
all her strength. In this way she res
cued five passengers.
The Texas Limited Ur one of the best
equipped. trains on the Frisco rail
road. The train left St. Louis after 8
o'clock for Oalveston, Texas, and car
ried three sleeping cars, two coaches,
combination baggage and smoking
car, a.nd also a diner and club car. All
equpiment is of steel.
Engine Men Drowned.
Among the known dead are Engi
neer O'Brien and Fireman Stockstill,
both drowned beneath their engine.
Bordeaux, Sept. IB.—Minister of
iWar MUlerand today ordered the edi
tor of the newspaper Petit Dauphlnois
court-martialed for announcing in
large headlines that the military
zones of Paris had been evacuated.
The publication of the story caused
commotion, for it indicated that the
Germans had turned and were over
whelming the French and their Brit
ish allies.
President Poincare has sliigned a
decree admitting free of duty cattle,
sheep, goats and hogs subsequent to
September t.
Montclalr. N. J., Sept IB.—On the
night that King George signed the
declaration of war against Germany,
#17 wireless messages were flashed
from the admiralty to the British nav
al vessels. The one word was
Within an hour 817 messages had
been received In reply. The one-word
reply In each case was "Off." This is
the terse picture of British war pre
paredness contained in a letter from
M. Greenwood of this city, to friends,
Mr. Greenwood Is still in Europe.jg^'
Surgeons Work 14 Honrs.
Stockholm, Wis., Sept. 15.—Ending
tortuous route occupying several
weeks, Dr. J. O. Grotthus has just re
turned to his family here from a visit
t6 his old- home In Courland, one of
the Baltic provinces of Russia. Dur
ing this time his 'family received. fl6
word from him and It was feared he
had been unable to' escape toeing'tin
pressed Into war service.
S- «j'\
.. •.l.J-.i/A':.',"y
The dead man was found early last
Saturday morning and it was suppos
ed at first that he had been murder
ed and several men were held in con
nection with the case. Twelve men In
all were rounded up and kept in cus
tody. All but six have been released,
the others being held to answer to
charges of bootlegging and gambling.
The men spent the night drinking and
playing cards in the car near which
the dead man was found. He had
been with the crowd on the night be
fore his death and for that reason it
was thought that he had been mur
Gilbreath was a half brother of Da
vid Gilbreath, night watchman at
Grafton, and a brother of John Gil
breath, an express messenger at Far
go. The body was taken to Grafton
and will be burled there today or
Found Supply of Booze.
It is stated that the deceased had
been bootlegging about the country
making his way with a team and
wagon. A two-gallon Jug of "boore,
purchased in East Grand Forks, was
found with his belongings, and the
evidence of his bootlegging was prac
tically conclusive, according to county
The deceased was an unusually large
man, weighing about 240 pounds. He
was a cripple and had to use crutches,
his legs being useless.
United States Bound With
Four More Nations to In
vestigate Troubles.
Washington, Sept 16.—In the pres
o. isnce of the cabinet Secretary Bryan
today signed peace treaties with dip
lomatic representatives of Great Brit
ain,'France, Spain and China,
These treaties bind each of the
OQUntrles and the United States.to
submitto the investigations of an in
ternational cbmrplssion, questions
cannot be settled diplomatically.
Northl Dakota: Partly cloudy
tonight and Wednesday warmer
ta sbuth aod esat portions to-
*Ti n.i tfi nutewa, W mln-%*
'4$ wfnd S^nrile*, south-
•-*£/Huy ^:jS:
First Fighting Between Japanese
And German Troops in China No
Definite Result Gomes of Battle
Chi-Mo, Shane Tunc Province, China, via Peking, Sept.
first encounter by the German and Japanese forces on occurred
Horning of September 18 when there were a number of sharp
skirmisnee between the patrols of the contesting forces at a point close
to Chl-Mo.
Previous to these engagemeitts a German aeroplane new over the
district. The Japanese flred on the machine, but without
A considerable Japanese force is reported 25 miles to the north
of here. A dispatch received here from Wel-Hslen. 60 miles north
west of Klao-Ohow, says a large detachment of Japanese troops arrived
there Sunday..
Peking, Sept. 15.-—A report received from Tslng-Tan.
Found That Robert Gil
breath Died the Result of
They Were Held on Supposition That
Victim Had Been Hit Over the Hedd
and Thrown Out of Box Car at Ad
ams, N. D.
That Robert Gilbreath or Grafton,
who was lound dead near a box car In
the Soo railroad yards at Adams, N.
D., came to his death from the exces
sive use of alcohol, was the verdict
of the coroner's jury, which set follow
ing the finding of the body. Several of
the man's Internal organs have been
sent here to the state university for
examination and a report will be sub
mitted soon.
origin, declared that the vanguard of the Japanese cavalry is at Kian
Chow city. Klao-Ohow Is a city about Ave miles outside of "the Kian.
Chow boundary, to the northwest.
Decision Made Today to
Make Opposition to War
Underwood Says Whole Matter Will be
Given to Party Caucus This Evening
—•President Not Committed to the
Freight Tax.
Washington, Sept. 15.—Senate re
publicans, at a conference, determin
ed to fight any war revenue measure
in any form.
Chairman Underwood, of the ways
and means committee, yielded to the
protests of democrats against the tax
on freight, and agreed to let the cau
cus tonight decide.
Meantime, President Wilson con
tinued a conference with party lead
ers. Underwood said the president
had not been committed to the.freight
tax and would not insist upon it.
Wilson Home This Morning.
President Wilson returned at 11
o'clock today and drove immediately
to the white house, where he had a
conference with congressional leaders
over the war revenue bill.
Young Man Had Arm Badly Hurt on
Pari? River. N. D„ Sept. 15.—Earl
Rueter, a member of Alderman He
witt's threshing crew, met with an
accident which resulted in the break
ing of the bones of his left forearm
and laceration of the liesh on the
hand. The accident happened while
he was performing his duties as separ
ator man, the sleeve of his coat get
ting caught in the geirs of the eleva
tor, with the result stated. Ruetter
was. brought to town bv Clarke Flarup.
Two Young Men Arrested While Out
Hunting Charged with Trespassing.
Devils Lake. N. D., Sept. 15—Wal
ter Jacobson and George Sjoberg, two
well known young men of Churchs
Feriy, were arraigned on complaint
of Bernt Anderson on the charge of
trespassing. The young- men were
hunting on Lake Alice when an alter
cation occurred.
Owing to the prominence of all par
ties considerable interest attaches to
the case.
To Town
And it's a sure thing that
you'll miss a treat if you
don't visit all the stores.
Every store is filled with
Berlin, Sept lBtr—It Is officially
announced th^Von the morning
of .September Kk-tlic small Ger
f'.was sunk by
tile submarine.
««w of 178
man cruiser
torpedo froma.
Almost the w~'
men was saved:
The Hague,
states general
Queen WIF"
speech from the
sized the neoeasii
neutrality in the
on which the
the national
|)t. 15.—the
opened by
who in a
rone, empha
for strictest
at war, up-
of Holland'
London, Sep
from the Rnmtf
the Central. N'
dared there tt__ „^.
Roumanian ministry
]S—a dispatch
trrespondent of
says It Is de
tembers of the
have re-
Berlin Has Advices Main
taining That Retreat is
Made in Good Order.
Admit Austrian Defeat.
London, Sept. 16.—A dispatch to
the Central News. froin Copenhagen
says .that Berlin liiessagres received in
Copenhagen admit'that the chief Aus
trian army has suffered an absolute
defeat, but claim it is retiring in good
"General yon Auffenberg's army,"
the correspondent continues, "is said
to be in a dangerous position, being
out off Irom the malbjjffmjr. The Aus
trians have ha"
Rome, vi&-Para, Sijtit. l-B^-Reports
from Petrograd received 1b official
quarter^ here say that the few German
contingents' which assisted th.e Aus
trians 'in their last encounter with the
Russians were so exhausted that they
could scarcely fight. News reaching
here from Austria says the Austrian
army is everywhere rallying, and will
make a strong stand against a furth
er Russian advance.
Unopposed in Bubawlna.
Paris, Sept. 15.—A dispatch from
Petrograd to the Haava agency says
the Russian invasion of Bukowlna, the
Austro-Hungarian crown land in west
ern Hungary, is proceeding unoppos
ed. Placards have been found every
where in the country announcing Aus
trian victory.
"The Germans are strongly fortify
ing Kallsz, Russian Poland," the cor
respondent adds, "and the city has
been surrounded by barbed wire en
tanglements and mines. Kallsz has
been renamed Grosgarten.
"A semi-official communication says
the slowness of the Russian operations
in eastern "Prussia are not disquieting.
The affairs have only been minor ones,
which were alternately successful and
unsuccessful. They have no import
ance in such a gigantic struggle.
"An energetic attack has been be
gun in the district of Tchestokhove,
where the Russians took a strong po
sition by storm Saturday."
Austrians Weaken Position.
London, Sept. IB.—A Reuter dis
patch from Rome quotes the Giornale
d'ltalla as saying:
"Austria has removed her first line
of troops from the Italian frontier,
especially the frontier riflemen. The
Alpine sharpshooters aire needed
against the Russians, but the Aus
trians have prepared a defence of the
border with gendarmes, reservists and
members of the landstrum and land
wehr. Besides, they have cut en
trenchments eight feet wide.
"A possible landing of Italians at
Trieste, which is unfortified, has been
provided against by entrenchments oh
the Campo Marzo hill,-, which over
looks the town, and by blockhouses
around the gulf of Trieste. The re
mainder of the coast of Istria and Dal
matia has been mined."
Burn to Death-
Paris, Sept.
chauffeur who
conducted two officers tf the front
witnessed the siege of a beet sugar re
finery where 2,000 Germans had tak
en refuge during the battle of the
Marne.' It was Impossible, he says,
for the infantry to dislodge them. The
fire of the Germans Inflicted great
damage. Finely, a battery of'the fa
mous "75" took possession and at the
third, salvo from these guns the build
ing and its dependencies were seen to
be on fire. The howl coming from
the refinery was audible even In the
din of the cannonading.
The Germane Jumped from the win
dows and were shot by the infantry
as they fell. Many surrendered and a
few escaped, perhaps two hundred or
three hundred. The rest perished in
the refinery and its outbuildings.
German Losses.
Berlin, 8epL 15.—The most axtefcd
ed list "of German casualties yet pub
lished is made public It comprises
784 killed, 3,190 wounded. 814 miss
ing. The total of all published losses
to date is 4,104 killed, 16.98E wound
ed, 5,070 missing.
German Cavalry Louses. 5
London, Sept.
dispatch to'
the Express from Paris says:
"The German losses in cavalry are
appalling. A German cavalry officer
who competed in the Olympla horse'
show a few years ago and ia now a
prisoner estimates that the wsstage in
cavalry hones, especially in Belgium,
amounts to two-thirds of the total
strength aWbtted to the army operat
in« la th* .^action j£.£ftrls,"
Washington, Sept. 15.—The British
foreign office cabled to the British
embassy here an emphatic denial of
the report of a revolution in India.
The dispatch says: "The story of a
revolution in India, which has been
given out by German legations in cer
tain capitals Is an invention. The en
thusiasm in India with regard to the
war Is most striking. All native
princes, political organizations of all
parties as well as the general popula
tion are offering striking proofs of
their loyalty to the British empire
offers of military and financial sup
port have been made and are being
gratefully accepted by his majesty's
government. Additional evidence is
received dally of the. loyalty of the
princes, public bodies and peoples of
Treaty Ineffective.
New York, Sept. 15.—The East and
West News bureau has made public a
cable message received from Toklo as
"Tokio, Sept. 14.—With the war, the
German-Japanese commercial treaty
has ceased to be effective, and as a
result all Imports that had been en
Joying the benefit of the German
Japanese conventional tariff under the
most favored nation clause would
naturally be subject to the general
"In view, however, of the loss to
be sustained thereby by foreign ship
pers the Japanese government by a
law promulgated on September 10,
permits the enjoyment of the afore
said benefit to importers of all goods,
whether they were shipped or stored
in bonded warehouses before the
declaration of war, that is. August 23,
or are to be shipped, or stored in
bonded warehouses after the begin
ning of hostilities, provided the ship
pers declare that the importation will
be made before the end of March,
Soldiers Hide in Clover Sheaves.
Paris, Sept. 16.—A number of trains
arrived at'the northern and eastern
stations early today bringing cannon
projectiles, ammunition wagons, aero-'
planes and so forth, captured from
the enemy. Among the wounded ar
riving at the eastern station was a
sergeant of the reservists who was in
the fighting at Montmirall. He saw
a number of German soldiers made
prisoners in a field of yellow clover.
The forage had been cut In sheaves
and when one of the sheaves was
teen to move a shot flred into it
brought out a German infantryman.
A second shot fired into another sheaf
brought out another German and it
was found that all others in the field
concealed soldiers. All were easily
Germans Free Russians.
London, Sept. 15.—A dispatch to
the Central News from Petrograd,
says Russians to the number of 2,500,
liberated from captivity in Germany,
have arrived in Petrograd via Fin
land. It Is stated that the reason for
their liberation is that the German
exchequer Is too depleted to admit of
their being kept.
40,000 Americans tn Europe.
Washington, Sept. IB.—Forty thou
sand Americans rematnlng in Europe
and all can get transporatlOn home
within a month, according to dis
patches to the war department. Five
hundred will sail from Genoa some
time before September 28. Captain
Shrlndel, U. 6. A., has left Christianla
for Petrogdad to care for the few
Berlin Maintains That Investment of Verdnn is Com*
plete, But French Insist That Kaiser's Forces Have
Drawn to Point North of Beleagured City
London, Sept. 15.—For once military critics on both sides agree that the out- 1
come of the campaign in the western area depends on the result of the operations
of the German crown prince's army before Verdun, but the question of accomplish
ed facts and the divergence of opinion is as wide as ever.
Berlin maintains that the investment of Verdun is now complete, and there
fore iexpects, within two or three days, that there will be a resumption of the offens
ive along the whole German front.
On the other hand, the latest official communications issued in behalf of the
allies states that the crown prince has been driven back, and has moved his head
quarters from Sainte Menehould, south of Rheims, to Mont Faucon, about 15 miles
northeast. Berlin admits that the weakened German right wing has been turned
back, but discounts the reverses by maintaining that it will have no effect on the
general movement to be initiated when Verdun falls.
New York, Sept. 15.—Several cables indicate that Germany's army north
and east of Darl, after retreating upwards of 50 miles toward the Belgian frontier,
today making a determined stand along the river Aisne.
Reports regarding the operations in east Prussia contradict each otheir. From
Petrograd, it is said that General Rennekampf has resumed the offensive, and that
the investment of Koenigsberg still is in progress.
Berlin advices, however, are to the effect that the Russian general suffered de
feat nearly as severe as the Russian disaster at Allenstein.
Further Petrograd dispatches estimate the casualties to Austrians in Galicia
to total 300,000, nearly one-third of the total Austrian forces*
London, Sept. 15.—The occupation of Rheims by the allied troops was an-
nounced by the official press bureau today.
Story Declared Baseless.
$2,380,000 Sent Refugees.
Washington, Sept. 15.—John Burke,
treasurer of the United States, counted
up yesterday and found that friends
of Americans stranded In Europe have
sent to the treasury about $2,330,000
for their relief since (he outbreak of
the war. Remittances mailed today
will be received but. in accordance
with Secretary McAcoo's announce
ment, no others will be taken.
Tells of Aerial Dance.
London, Sept. 15.—The Daily Mail's
Petrograd correspondent sends a de
scription by M. Poiret. a French avia
tor, who is serving with the Russian
army, of a flight over the German
position, accompanied by a staff cap
"I rose to a height of 6.000 feet,"
said Poiret. "Fighting was in full
swing. The captain with me already
had made some valuable observations
when the Germans, noticing, my
French machine, opened fire on it.
"Several of their bullets' pierced the
wings of the aeroplane and the others
struck the stays. We still flew on, how
ever, as it was necessary to obtain the
exact position of the army. Then the
German artillery began. Their shells
burst near the aeroplane'and each ex
plosion caused it to rook. It was diffi
cult to retain control, as pieces of
shells had seriously damaged two of
the stays. The fantastic dance in the
air lasted 20 minutes.
"The captain was wounded In the
heel, but. oontlnued to make observa
tions. Finally I turned, the machine
and landed home safely. I found ten
bullet marks iuad two fragments of
shells In the machine."
London, Sept. 15.—Reports that General Von Kluck had been
forced to surrender continued to arrive. Von Kluck has been operating
in the German right whig, and has consequently been opposed to the
left wing of the allies. His army lias been retiring before the allies
for several days.
The towns of Roye and Ham, southeast of Amiens, where the
surrender is said to have taken place, was occupied by the Germans
two days ago. Recent reports show these towns now in possession of
the allies.
London, Sept. 15.—-The correspondent of the General News, under
date of September 14, transmits a report that the German army, under
General Van Kluck, has been forced to surrender The correspondent
"A report, has reached Dieppe that the extreme left of the allies,
after making an encircling movement, by way of Roye and Helm, and
joining a force from the Bologne district, has compelled General Von
Kluck to surrender with, according to one statement, 14,000 men, and,
according to another statement, 25,000, and a quantity of guns and war
Berlin, Sept. 15.—The German general staff issued the following of
ficial announcement today:
"In the western theater of war the right wing of our army has been
engaged in heavy fighting, hut undecisive battles. The French, who
endeavored to break through our lines, were decisively defeated. At
other points, where tliere has been fighting, no decisive results have
been reached,"
Paris. Sept. 15.—The western and central armies of the German
forces continued their resistance north of the river Aisne, and north of
Rheims and Chalons, while the eastern army is retreating. This is the
substance of the French official communication given oiut after
London. Sept. 15.—The statement Issued by the official press bu
reau this afternoon, follows:
"The enemy is still occupying a strong position to the north of the
Aisne, and fighting is going on along the whole line.
"The crown prince's army has been driven further back, and is
now on the line of Yaroness, Consenvoye and Ornes.
"The allied troops have occupied Rheims. Six hundred prison*
ers and 13 cannon were captured yesterday by the corps on the right
of the British."
Berlin, Sept. 15.—The emperor was Informed that the
army of Vilna was completely defeated by the Germans.
Vancouver, Sept. 15.—Definite news
that the Germans have captured the
Fanning Island cable station has been
received here. Whether the men who
landed on the Island on Sept. 7 from
the cruisers Nurnberg or Llepsig can
not be definitely ascertained.
k', i# pftnii
Bomb Dropper Laid Low.
London, Sept. 16.—A Reuter die
patch from Troyes. France, says:
After a chase of several miles a
French aviator succeeded In bringing
down a German aeroplane which had
been dropping bombs on the town.
The German pilot and his two mili
tary observers (a captain and a lieu
tenant) were killed.
Italian Troops to Albania.
Paris, Sept. 15.—Troops of the
Italian army are being disembarked
in Albania, especially at Avlona, ac
cording to a dispatch from Trieste to
the Echo de Paris. Recent advices
from Avlona stated that Kaihl Elbae
san, at the head of 4,000 men, threat
ens to sack the town.
Canal Guards Fired On.
St. Catharines, Ont., Sept. IB.—
Three sentries at the Wellahd canal
have been flred on by unknown per
sons, according to reports received at
the headquarters of the guard. A
bullet passed close to the head of
the corporal on duty at lock 6, and
three men suspected of implication in
shooting were chased some distance.
Sentries at locks 4 and 8 also report
ed that they had been flred upon. An
airship carrying a searchlight^, they
said, passed over the canal Just be
fore the shooting.
Belgians Ask Audience.
Washington, Sept. 15.—The Belgian
minister, E. Havenlth, yesterday ask
ed Secretary Bryan to arrange for thi
reception by President Wllion of DM
Belgian commission which comes
protest against alleged German atro
cities. Mr- Bryan telegraphed Presi
dent -Wilson at Cornish, N. H-, asking
when he would receive the Belgians.
The commission will remain In New
York until the time for their recep
tion at the white House hiM been de

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