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I 1 I 1 11 EVENING EDITION VOL. 9, NO, 321. PUH TO rem MIES OF President John Knauf, in ab le Address, Points Out Plan of Work. BELIEVES GREATER FIELD IN STORE Big Increase In Membership During 'Fast Year—Organization Has Been Given Healthy Strength During the Past Year. Stringent measures for the protec tion of the profession against the op erations of men not admitted to the bar,and of the operations of out of the state agencies, are proposed by the North Dakota Bar association, ^rtilCh began its annual convention heretoday. Thfe question tf protection was jllii cups«4 .this TOorning following the «pn ual 'or ^r esiuent^TCitatji, and the report of Secretary Seller, Iwth, o^f jwhoTn discussed the problem. •The sesalons df 'the assoeiatibn afe being held in thfe large council cham ber of the city hall. Short addresses and reports by various committees took up the greater part of the ses sion. Mayor James A. Dinnie welcomed tne visiting attorneys, following the Invocation by President E. P. Robert son of Wesley college. Mayor Dinnie declared that the city and people of Grand Porks were proud to welcome such distinguished citizens of the state. He said that he was proud to have.the opportunity to welcome them here. He declared that the city in all its departments was open to the visiting lawyers and that it is up to them to make use of the opportunity. Everything possible will be done for their comfort and convenience. Mayor Dinnie declared. Judge Lauder Replies. Judge W. S. Lauder of Wahpeton •was called upon to reply, on behalf of the association, to Mayor Dinnie. He stated that the members of the association were indeed grateful for the cordial and generous welcome which was accorded them. He said that such assurances as were made by the mayor gave the attorneys a zeellng of fine appreciation of what is being done for them. Judge Knauf Speaks. Judge Knauf then called Vice Presi dent B. W. Shaw of Mandan to the chair and delivered his annual ad dress. Judge Knauf declared that members of the bar at the present time have a serious purpose in mind. He stated that for many years this organization was looked upon as a society merely organized to meet each year "to eat, dance, drink and be merry. The speaker said that these may be some of the essentials of life, but he believes there is a much higher aim. He declared that the members have come to a realization that they must make progress along other lines. The speaker declared that North Dakota is now passing through a great formative period. He believes that the early legislators provided very wisely for the future of this state, perhaps more so than was done in .. other states in the union. He de clared that it is now time that the barrister turn to his true profession. He is of the opinion that too many of the practitioners at the bar 'have commercialized the profession. Judge Knauf declared that it Is one of the chief aims of the bar association to secure the release of the legal pro fession from the grip of commer cialism. IiOOks for Changes. The speaker declared that it is time that bench and bar of North Dakota stood unanimously in the front rank of the state's progress In laws, and in fact for all that makes for a com monwealth of high culture. .Judge Knauf also declared that there have been pretending practi tioners, from other states operating in North Dakota, and that much hirm has resulted. He belie.vea that efforts should be continued to eliminate this objectionable class of lawyers. In closing his address Judge Knauf heartily thanked the members of the association for placing him at the head of the organisation during the year. Secretary's Report. Following athe president's, address, Secretary Seller gave his report to the association He showed that the' as sociation had grown In membership considerably during the last year, 81 new members having been enrolled. Seventy-one were added at the meet ing last April, and 10 more were tak en in here. It Is expected that a large number more will be admitted here today and tomorrow. Mr. Seller declared that the associa tion should strongly urge that every reputable attorney in the state join the organization. He believes that the membership can be raised to the 500 mark with a good campaign. Need for Protection. Secretary Seller also made a report on the proposition of purchasing fix tures, books, etc., for offices. He stat ed that all the proceedings of the as sociation for the past four years are being printed, the proceedings for 1910 being here for distribution at the present meeting. The others will be out soon. Mr. Seller also spoke of (Continued on Page 10.) FlfET COMMAND Transfer to Admiral Fletch er Occurred on the Wy oming Today. New Tork. Sept.-17.—Real Admiral .J^Jias. Jv.'Biidger today turned over the command of the Nor^h Atlantic, fleet mrxhe TfnitB'd^'iBf^tfes^avy to, Beared miral Frank F. Fletcher, who was cbmmandet" of tlre' fleet a!t Vera- Cruz it th'etltWlTof the Afnerican occupa tion of that city last spring. The ceremony of the transfer was Staged on the quarter deck of the batr tleship Wypming, Rear Admiral Badg er's flagship, at the Brooklyn navy yard, in the presence of naval officers and the Wyoming's crew. Rear Ad miral Badger read' the order of the navy department, instructing him to relinquish command. HEAD IN "FEEDER. Moorhead, Minn.. Sept. IT.—Albert Wirkrud of Hawley. Minn., suffered a bad accident on a farm near Gard ner. While pitching bundles into a threshing machine, he slipped and fell his head entering, the machine. The teeth of the feeder crushed the top of his head, fracturing the skull. The injured man was brought to Moor head and taken to the Northwestern hospital where he is reported to 'be resting fairly easily. THE WEATHER. North Dakota: Fair tonight and Friday: not mnch change in temeprature. —1 UNIVERSITY READINGS. 7 a. m. 44: maximum 69 mini mum 301 east wind, 12 barometer 30.26: miles ft GUILTY OF CHARGE Police Chief Minots Quit Department, Under the Verdict. Minot, N. D., Sept. 17 —Ed. Robin son, former chief of police of Minot, and who has been a police patrolman since his resignation, was ordered re moved from the department, the charges made by President Rudd be ing deeclared well founded in the opinion of the city commission. In declaring Robinson guilty, the commission also ordered his complete removal from any connection with the department. FACES WfSCONSIX CHARGE. Harvey, N. D., Sept. 17.—Hubert Fuller, one of the operatives of a threshing rig north of our city, was taken into custody by Sheriff J. N. Kunkel, at the instance of Mr. Carl Ja^r, sheriff of Trempealean county, Wisconsin. The man Fuller was wanted on a statutory charge, and had escaped from the custody of the Decent People Abandoned. DAKOTA* SKATEST 4a± sheriff on a fjj^mer occasion. Mr. Fuller waived requisition and accom panied Sheriff Jtahr on the return Journey to Wiri^pnsln, NOSE BROKEN RUNAWAY. New Englandjr N. D., Sept. 17.—An accident, which .nrtight easily have re sulted in one or more fatalities oc curred here when a horse belonging to E. A- Ford pf: lteHinger and driven by E. S. Hunger ran into the carriage in which G. O. Cnlli'kson and Christ Lear were riding. The occupants of both buggies were thrown from the rigs. All were", onsiderably shaken up and Christ Le*.r sustained a brok en nose. Both- buggies were badly damaged. WEBB HKt/f FOR TRIAL. Minot, N. D., Seut. 17.—Oser Webb, colored, was bound over to the next term of the district court' on the charge of keeping and maintaining a common nuisanefe under J500 bond at a hearing beforp Police Magistrate John Lynch, this being his second al leged offense. Rebukes Uncle Sam for Taking Troops Out of Vera Cruz Carden Just Can't Help Expressing Self New York, Sept. 17.—Sir Lionel Carden, one-time British minister to Mexico and recently appointed minister to Brazil, sailing yesterday on the Celtic for Liverpool, is quoted by the: New York City News association as •having made the following statement concerning the- withdrawal of Ameri can troops from Vera Cruz: "It is a desperate shame that the United States has seen nt to abandon the decent people of Mexico when they need help. I don'i know the. reasQn tor this, but it would, seem that President Wilson hastJ}',4ji .ijiislBforme'd ill .so,mo..matters, and that. If another dideof„tJie ^tiiatiMoS^-io'en. brought to Tils attention he has not seen fit to listen to anythihg^hOTMJonttadicts those who have bid him that the country has beeti pacified. No Means of Protection. "The people who did not get protection in Mexico City and elsewhere went to Vera Cruz for protection. What will they do now? Thev have no means of getting away and will be left to the mercies of the lawless ele ment that will immediately overrun the town and country. "When it is said that a state of absolute anarchy exists in Mexico, it is liot stating the facts too- strongly. There were some 4,000 good policemen /?aa Mexico, but thesis have been supplanted by an army- of 35, 000 soldiers that foujorht the federal government, and amon# these re sev eral thousands of wild Yaqui Indians who two months ago fought with bows and arrows as the only weapons they knew. Lives In Ianger. "Neither life, liberty nor property is safe, and whenever an officer so desires he may turn a. family out of its home and commandeer everything. There is no redress, for there are no courts, no congress, no laws—nothing but anarchy and njilitary despotism, with not even a supreme chief to oversee them. "•Huerta had some sort of a government Carranza has none whatever the only claim he has to jerreatness is his physique, and that is not so terri fying, either. There is not even martial law there because there is no or ganization." GERMANS STRENGTHEN TO MEET FOES London. Sept. 17.—Telegraphing HERE'S WHAT GERMAN AERIAL BOMB THROWERS DID TO PARIS from correspondent of the Router Telegram company says that dispatches deceived in Mftesterlcht, from Cologne, Duseeldorf, Wcsel, Duisburg, In dicate that these points are strengthening their fortifications to meet the possible advance of the allies. AVERAGE DAILY GERMAN LOSSES 3,200 Berlin, Sept. 17.—The total of published German casualties to date is 25,786 killed, wounded and missing. Since Inst week the av erage daily losses shown in the casualty list* to he more than 3,200. Among the killed September 14, was Prince Otto Victor of Schoen burg Waldenburg of Hussar guards, a brother of the Princess of Wied Major General Nieland killed leading a brigade in street fighting In a French town.. Count Kirbach, commander Tenth reserve corps, died of wounds September 3. I Sr, S W Many Events Seem to Have Conspired to Bring About Higher Prices,Kand the the Careful Housewife !VI^ ,be ^ide„ Awake to Make Ends Meet. She Must Read Maestcriiht, Holland, the "U & GRAND FORKS, N. D.4 THURSD$Y EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914. TEN PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. The fight proceeded with renewed fury yesterday all along the 110-mile battle front, in which nearly all of the two million men of the rival armies, together with about 500,000 reinforcements to the allies, are en gaged. The' Germans are fighting strictly on the defensive, battling feerociously to prevent the utter rout of the armies whose re-alignment the covering movement was designed to protect. Though no definite results have come out of the three days' fighting, the enemy" is" being forced back stead ily before the allied pressure, but is fighting with dogged resistance every mile of the way. The advance of the allies is described by the war office as steady but not rapid. For the allies, the situation con tinues favorable generally. The Ger mans have delivered .several counter attacks, and occupied several new po sitions, from which they have made occasional rallies, but always have been repulsed. The British first corps, under Lieu tenant General Sir Douglas Haig, the hero of M&ubeuge and Guise, forms the center of the allied line of attack north of the Aisne, and the brunt of the fighting has been forced on its front, 'While the French, supportng it on t.he left and right, have been en gaged only Intermittently thus far. The German losses have been heavy. The British center captured 200 pris oner during the day., Many detached bodies of the invaders have been aban doned to be taken as prisoners by the allies, and numerous groups of strag glers hiding in forests have been taken into camp, as prisoners, a condition they, welcomed owing to their exhaust ed'and' hungry state. The Idcgq of France. Along this whole frone the fighting has been forced upon the Germans, /principally because of the resistance offered by the fortress of Troyon, 12 (Continued on Page 5.) teSt HMD THAT KAISER Willi LOOKS UPON EASTERN THEATER AS DECISIVE POINT GREAT EUROPEAN WAX Abandonment of Liege Confirmed, Though Experts De clare Such Movement Wouldn't Be Surprising Situation of Crown Prince's Army Still Bad PARIS, SEPT. 17.—THE GERMANS ARE SLOWLY GIVING WAY IN THE GREAT BATTLE THAT CONTINUES TODAY ALL ALONG THE LINE OF THE RIVER AISNE, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN PARIS THIS AFTERNOON. ATTEMPT REPETITION OF TURNING MOVEMENT. London, Sept. 17.—The British and French armies seem to be attempting to repeat on the Aisne the turning movement carried out successfully in Marne, and in the present case they have the additional incentive of knowing that should the German right be again turned, there is no great defensive positions behind the in- vaders until they reach the river Meuse. The position of the army of the German crown prince, making its way to ward Stenaygap, remains full of interest. The French army, which barred the exit of the crown prince by Toul, still is hurrying in pursuit of him. No confirmation was reported of the German abandonment of Liege, but it would not be surprising in the opinion of the observers here to see the Germans quite Belgium altogether, if there is any truth in the report that the eastern a £em of war has became the decisive position in the German eyes. -•:-. London, Sept. 17.—The world once more has been set to the task of guessing how terrific a clash of arms on the heights northward of the river Aisne is pro gressing. Berlin claims that attacks of the allies have been repulsed, and that Ger man counter attacks have succeeded, while it is asserted officially in London that the German counter attacks have been repulsed, and that the invaders are slowly giv ing way. Sympathizers with both sides thus are met with directly conflicting state ments, which can be reconciled only on the assumption that the narrators are re ferring to different points in the vast field of action. As the crow flies, the front of the opposing armies, which with heavy rein forcements that have reached them probably total in the neighborhood of 3,000,000 men, stretches for 110 miles. Making allowances for the deviation north of Laon, the line must be quite 150 miles long, so there is ample room for successes on one part of the field, and reverses elsewhere, The Germans are in their selected posi tions, with strong reinforcements rushed up from Lorraine, consequently this great battle may yet prove to be one of the most decisive and momenteous of the war. ITALIAN RESERVISTS HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT. London, Sept. 17.—In a dispatch from Paris, the correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says that the Italian reservists in the French capital have been called for September 28. They believe, the correspondent says, that this means Italy's en trance into the war. Paris, Sept. 17.—The rearguard en gagement upon which the German re treating wing entered' on Monday, Sept. 14, has developed into what promises to be the decisive battle of 'the campaign in France. .. -r: is& EVENING SEDITION Washington, Sept. 17—The German embassy received the follow* Ing from Berlin: "All the French-English reports of victories in battles In France are untrue. The German retreat of the eastern wing was a practical manoeuvre not affecting the strategical position. The French attempt to break through the center or uie German position was victoriously repulsed. "There is confirmation of German successes at several points at the long extended battlefield. The Temps reports that the losses of the British army in the rccent fighting amount to 15,000 dead —fl wounded. Ijondon, Sept. 17.—Along the 90-mile front, the German, arnriea are at bay, the allies occupying the ledge across the river Aisne, was won after one of tle most spectacular and thrilling river ever nuute by an attacking force under fire. For the past two there have been spordic attacks from both sides along this line, but, ac cording to admissions from rival headquarters, they have not produced any definite results. Both sides suffered enormously during the past week, and the present pause undoubtedly being used to bring up rein forcements and srtppUes. Washington, Sept. 17.—Tile French embassy here announced the te. ceipt of the following dispatch from Bordeaux: "On September 14 and 15 the rear of the enemy has been In touch with the pursuing forces of our army. The rear of the enemy has been reinforced by German troops. The enemy was forced to accept battle along the whole front, part of which was strongly organized. "The allies are on the northOf Vlc-Sur-Nalsne, Solssons and Laon. and also the high hills on the north of France. Hie line reaches on the north to Vllle-Snr-Tourve, a town on the west of the Argonne mountains, and continues over the Argonne by a line to the north of Varennes. This last plaee has been evacuated by the enemy. who has reached the river Meuse, close to the forests of Ftorcn on tlM north of Verdun." "VS SAY RUSSIANS STIUj PURSUE AUSTRIAN'S. |. y5. New Tork. Sept. 17.—Colonel Golejwski, military attache of it ft#' Russian embassy, issued at the Russian consulate the following mes-*"l sage from Petrograd: "The fighting against the Austrian rear guards continues all along the line. Reports about prisoners, guns and war stores Mro tkkeii.* are coming in from all our armies. "On the left, bank of the river Sari, we attacked sucoessfnliy UwE- W retreating Austrians. In eastern Prussia, in spite of all the the Germans to surround a part of our retiring foroe, their succeed." CHANGES IN GERMAN COMMANDS MADE?""~1 Berlin, Sept. 17.—The official report issued at the army hrartiiiMI tera says the French front remains unchanged. The French alttESs upon a number of points Tuesday night, Wednesday mmi WednMa* night, yrere successfully repulsed by the Germans, who her of victorious encounter attack)!. Owing to illness. General Von Hansen, commander of the Moontt"^ army. was replaced by General Von Elnem. fanner minister of w*r Generat ion Schubert was replaced by General Von Stete In tfc* teenth reserve corps. r2v# iff 1 X5*t.H •f V-V v, ••&V if* 'a *3# which crossings days v\..