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Believes That Americans, Natives of European Countries
at War, Have Failed to Live up to His State
ment of What Makes American Neutrality
Washington, Sept, 18.—President Wilson today declined to receive
Horace L. Brandt, of Chicago, who came to present messages from
several German-American organizations protesting against the charge
of atrocities made by the Belgian commission, against the German
President Wilson took the position that he had already refused to
permit -natives of other belligrent countries, living in the United
States, to discuss the war with him, and that messages of the German-.
Americans are*notr'erOie sl*Mie neturr an thnnr hrnright-by the Belgian
-i-WUson^to-understood to be'deeplydjissappoirited over what tae ecln
Is the disregard of his neutrality statement. He is deterrtilhed,. to
check, pa to as possible, contbraed..^,--,d#Wv«9 of European
countries, Wiflidei.
Will Receive Colorado Min
ers in Conference at the
White House Wednesday
Washington, Sept. 18.—Colorado
coal operators today asked President
Wilson to receive them next Wednes
day to discuss a tentative basis for
settlement of the strike, already ac
cepted by the miners. The president
immediately wired his consent.
It Is understood that the operators
are not ready to accept the entire
proposal and desire to offer some sug
President Wilson will listen
to their arguments.
British Minister Not in Good
Standing, Hence His Ex
plosive Interview.
Washington, Sept. 18.—The
British government today,
through Ambassador Spring-Rice,
apologised and expressed great
regret to the American govern
ment for the interview alleged to
have been given out by Sir Lionel
Carden, in which Garden criticiz
ed the administration for with
drawing the troops from Vera
Washington, Sept. 18.—The White
House admitted yesterday that Sir Li
onel Carden, British ambassador to
Mexico, had received his passports two
weeka ago. It is a safe gueaa that the
United States knew that Carransa was
about to send Sir Lionel out of the
country and that its approval was
•ought before the act There evi
dence. however, in Sir Lionel Carden's
undiplomatic -explosion In an alleged
Interview In which he criticised Pres
ident Wilson for ordering the evacua
tion of Vera Crus, that he was taken
by surprise.
The president, In this matter ss In
others, has worked silently toward the
and he has always had in view, the
letting up of a Ann government In
Mexico under Carransa. Sir Uonel
Carden has been recognised for a long
time as one of the most active and
dangerous obstacles to this plan. He
has been fcno^nmore as the agent of
U1 the Cowdray oil Interests in Mexi-
(Contlnued on Page S.)
pr-? "r$
Exchange of Communications With American Ambassa
dors in Several Countries Doesn't Bring to
Light any Indication of War's End.
Sew York, Sept. 18.—Count von Bernstorff discussed the prospect
Of peace In Europe and the efforts of President Wilson to brine it about,
declaring the continuance of peace move depends upon the attitude
of the allies.
Washington, Sept. 18.—President Wilson sees little prospect of
peaoe in Europe reflected In unofficial exchanges which American
ambassadors have been conducting with Germany, Great Britain,
'France and Russia.
This was learned at the White House following a careful study
of the message which Ambassador Gerard cabled from Berlin, giv
ing his recollection of an informal conversation with the Imperial
German chancellor.
Until something more than gossip and more definite In the way of
overtures comes from the belligerents, the president feels that his
hands are virtually tied.
Declares There is no Truth
to Stories of Alleged
Washington, Sept. 18.—General Vil
la has sent a personal message to
President Wilson, denying there Is any
friction whatever between him and
other Constitutionalist leaders. Villa's
message also complimented Wilson
highly for his attitude toward Mexi
co, and thanked him for the order
to withdraw troops from Vera Cruz.
From other sources came assurances
to the president that Villa is loyal to
Cincinnati Sept. 18.—In an address
at the final session of the National
Association of Life Underwriters' con
vention, Charles W. Scovel of Pitts
burgh, former president of the asso
ciation, touched on' economic condi
tions in the United States, brought
about -by the European war.
"The world's reservoirs of capital,"
he said, "are now being emptied by
the war at a faster rate than ever be
fore. Progressive American, always
borrowing to press ahead, must find
Bome means to accumulate for her
self more of the capital she needs."
He said that life insurance would help
In this respect.
Believed That Switch Was
Deliberately Turned
Hounds on the Trail.
Birmingham, Ala.', Sept 18—In
the belief that a switch was purpoeed
ly tampered with,- authorities have
sent bloodhounds to Livingston Ala.,
where six persons were killed and the
seventh is missing, the Result of- the
derailing of the Alabama, Great
Southern passenger train No. a, early
today. A strong effort Is bplng made
to locate the train wreckers.
IMnlosd of Wounded in Accident
Paris, Sept 18.—A
Paris of an accident bear
twenty miles east of Pirls.to.a rail
road train carrying wounded man.
The American minister, If. T. Her
rick, received a telephone' message
asking that .automobiles be sent out
The (North Dakota Bar association
this Morning went on record as being
in favor of requiring all candidates
for "admission to practice to spend
two years in academic work in some
educational institution, or to have an
equivalent. This would mean that at
least two years of college work would
have to be done by students before
they enter law school. F. W. Ames
of Mayville reported for the commit
tee on this question, and the barris
ters .are In favor ,of the plan. An
effort will be made to secure legisla
tion in this connection.
H. A. Bronson of this city reported
for the committee on the recall of
judges and decisions. The committee
was opposed to any such legislation,
and the report was adopted by the
convention. Mr. Bronson also report
ed briefly on the need of readjust
ment of judicial districts in this state.
It is felt that at the present time
many of the judges are. overworked,
while others have very little to do,
and that a rearrangement of the di
visions should be made. A more
lengtliy report will be made on this
question later in the day 'by John E.
Greene of Minot.
McVey Spoke.
President F. L. McVey of the state
university delivered an excellent ad
dress before the gathering this morn
ing, taking tor his subject "The Three
Revolutions." According to the speak
er the first of these great revolutions
iajri the Industries, the second in in
dustrial organisation, and the third
is known as the revolution of law.
The speaker declared tnat each of
these revolutions was accompanied by
social changes, as well as legal, consti
tutional and economic modifications.'
The Speaker declared that America
1b the wonderland of the world. In
it'democracy has had its finest oppor
tunity, and the essential In that op
portunity has been the making of
equality by. the presence of free land.
President McVey said that the United
States has always been a growing
nation. The first great revolution was
tha chatoge from the domestic to the
factory system of production, he stat
ed, and, this was accompanied'by the'
In Speech From Throne,
King George Says its a
Fight to the Finish.
Name is Attached to Home Rule Bill
Which Thus Becomes Law—Com­
moners Sing "God Save the King,'*
Just Before Adjournment
London, Sept. 18.—King George's
signature was today attached to the
home rule bill, which thus gains the'
statue book. Parliament was pro
rouged until October 27.
When the deputy speaker announc
ed the formal proragation. Will
Crooks, labor leader, arose and asked
if it was in order to sine: "God Save
the King." The anthem was sung,
the members standing. Commoners
then left the chamber.
In his speech from the throne pro
roguing parliament, King George
"'My Lords and Gentlemen:
"I address you in circumstances
that call for action rather than for
speech." After every endeavor had
beep rhade by my_ government, to ^re
Serve the peace of- t&i? ^worid I was
compelled, in the assertion of treaty
'obligations deliberately set at naught,
and for the protection of the public
laws of Europe, and the vital interests
of my empire, to go to war.
"My navy and my army have, with
unceasing vigilance, courage and skill,
sustained,, in association with our gal
lant and faithful allies, a just and
righteous cause. Prom every part of
rriy empire there has been a spon
taneous and enthusiastic, rally to our
common flag.
"Beritlemen of the house of com
mons, I thank you for the liberality
with which wou have met a great
emergency. My lords'and gentlemen,
we are fighting for a worthy purpose
and we shall not lay down our arms
until that purpose. has been fully
achieved. I.rely with confidence upon
the loyal and united efforts of all my
subjects, and I pray that Almighty
God give us His blessing."
•^^'vV.y4W' 7M'
Quebec, Sept. jlB.—The Cana
dian govern mfiritgteamer Mont
Magny, was snokrin the St. Lawr
ence river, twenty-jsix miles from
Quebec, at 5 o*4ock this morn
ing, In a collision .with the domin
ion coal steamer, Llngan, in a
fog. Reports from Crane island
state twelve Of Mont Magny's
crew of twenty, had been lost.
Petition President Wilson,
Through Representative,
That He Aid Plan.
Washington, Septf^ 18.—President
Wilson today received'an appeal from
women of all nations that he lead a
movement to end. th$ European war.
It was carried
by Mrs. Rosika
gary, secretary.
Women SuffrAgltf
presented .by v.Serii
orado. .v
Basel, SWii
is taking ,pi^s$7h*
Vo'sges mountains.
.he white house
imfrier of Hun
~t. "International
kriCe,' who was
-Thoqnas of Col-
The total of
appeal was mads1,'
million w'otpen
7 a. m. 55, Max. 75, Mln. 44,
-wind 16 miles S. £., Bar. 80.09.
break from the European domination.
The second revolution was the read
justment of sections
\J-iV 3 1 "1 .aV
whom the
Vgjss than one
l'R, (via
battle that
iglon of the
inted in the
Petite Jiroi^ci.~*te£ra
"The aerrA'an»i*lf'd'iRSr? General von
Herringen, attempted unsuccessfully
to break the French line at Epinal,
twenty-nine miles south of Luneville.
The battle line extended from Girom
agny, eight miles northwest of Bel
fort, to Altkirch, ten miles southwest
of Muehlhausen."
North Dakota: Pair tonight
and Saturday. Not much change
in temperature.
each' other as
seen during the civil war. The third
is the domination of government over
industry and the evolution of the re
lation between the federal government
and the state.
In closing the speaker said: "The
greatest heritage that the nation had
at the beginning of the nineteenth
century was Its free land democracy
and the equality of the people. While
free land is no longer a part of our
national possessions. nevertheless,
through the medium of education,
through the wise Interpretation of the
law, and through the protection of
the rights of the states. It is hoped
and prayed that we may still possess
our free democracy."
Made Life Member.
Following his address a motion was
passed making him a life member of
the state bar association. Yesterday
Dean W. R. Vance and Prof. H. L.
Wllgus were made life members also.
Judge Flsk Makes Report.
Judge C. J. Fisk of the state su
preme court made a report for the
committee on the matter of the es
tablishment of an intermediate court
of appeal. All information collected
showed that there was no need of the
establishment of such a court, and
that the committee bad not the power
to suggest any other remedy for ex
isting conditions.
The report of the committee on uni
form district court rules did not re
port this morning, but that part of
the business was postponed. A. M.
Christianson made a report for the
committee on the "Morgan ''memorial."
The report showed that considerable
progress has been made, but enough
funds have not yet been Collected to
warrant contracting for the1 memorial.
No Deaths Reported.
John W. Ogren of this city reported
on the matters of biographical
sketches of the members'of the asso
ciation. It was reporter that no
deaths have occurred during the past
year among the members of the bar
R. M. Pollock reported oh the ques­
Paris, dept. 18.—In the battle of the
Aisne, on the result of which depends
whether the Germans shall be able
again to threaten Paris or shall be
forced from France, the allies have
lost more men during two days than
during any previous period of the
Fighting continues with the utmost
violence north of the Aisne in a des
perate effort of the allies to gain ret
ribution for the terrible losses inflict
ed on their ranks by the German b'g
gun Are during the perilous crossing
under. Are.
The1allies were repulsed in a fierce
counter attack by the Germans from
a strong entrenched position on the
German right, where General Von
Kluck has received reinforcements
and has taken the offensive. The
French also have been reinforced near
Noyon, the extreme left of the allies'
line, and the Germans have been forc
ed to yield slightly at other points.
tion of commerce laws and penalties.
It was suggested that an amendment
be made to the present Kenyon-Webb
bill, which might be of great value
to the state. Several other changes
In existing laws were suggested.
Re-elect Officers.
Fargo was selected late yesterday
afternoon as the place for holding the
next annual meeting of the Bar asso
ciation. All officers of the associa
tion were re-elected yesterday after
noon also. Judge John Knauf dt
Jamestown will hold over as presi
dent B. W. Shaw of Mandan as vice
president, and Oscar J. Seller of
Jamestown will act as secretary
treasurer again.
This plan of re-election is a new
thing. Heretofore the vice president
has generally been elected president.
Thus the fight has always been for the
vice presidency.
Interesting Report.
An interesting report was given
yesterday afternoon by Judge S. E.
Ellsworth on jurisprudence and law
reform in North Dakota. He made
three recommendations. He recom
mended that the disbarment and
grievance committee be given power
to compel witnesses to appear to give
testimony before It, and also that all
necessary evidence be submitted.
He also advocated that some plan
be adopted whereby procedure in ap
peal cases will be made more certain
and definite than at the present time.
The third recommendation was
turned down, while the first two were
passed. The last dealt with the anti
pass law. The committee suggested
that, either the common carriers be
prevented from issuing any passes, or
that the law be repealed. This was
voted down almost unanimously, how
ever. It was felt that the association
haa no right to interfere with such
Dean W. R. Vance of the Univer
sity of Minnesota law school gave a
splendid address yesterday afternoon
on "The Primary Election Law."
Prof. H. L. Wllgus of the law depart
ment at the University of Michigan,
also gave a fine talk on "Corporations
and Express Trusts."
Three Supreme Efforts by Allies Include Dislodgment
From Heights of Aisne, Slash Through German
Center, and Outflanking General Von Kluck
London, Sept. 18.—As has been the case heretofore, when the struggle along
the vast battle line in France has been most acute, the public in Germany, as well as
in France and England, has been forced to content itself with most meagre news of
the progress of military operations. Experience has shown that extended state
ments are issued only after the retirement or temporary defeat of one army or the
Information here sets forth laconically that the battle is raging with great
fierceness along the whole front, which extends, roughly speaking, from the river
Oise, near Noyon, to the German fortress of Metz, but barring a slight retirement
of the German right wing at certain points, no decided advantage is credited to eith
er side.
Presumably the efforts of the allies have been divided into three supreme
First—To dislodge the Germans from the heights of Aisne second, to break
through the fourth and fifth German armies at the center third, to outflank the Ger
man right under General Von Kluck.
The position of the fourth and fifth German armies is considered not so
strong as the remainder of the line, while if the flanking movement is successful,
railroad lines on which the Germans depend would be cut.
While the next move of either army is a matter of speculation, the press of
London dwells upon the possibility of the Germans striving only to hold the strong
position they now have assumed, with the view of keeping the allies at bay, thus
affording Emperor William opportunity to rush more, troops to his eastern fron
tier. ...
General Von Kluck today was re
ported to be withdrawing his lines
closer to those of Von Buelow, w,ho In
turn is fast closing up the gap be
tween him and the main German cen
Fall to Surround Von Kluck's Army.
This would appear to indicate the
failure of General D'Amade's stroke at
the rear of the German right wing, in
which he swept sixty miles to the
northward of Paris In an attempt to
cut off the Von Kluck army from the
main German forces. The French ad
mit their failure to isolate Von Kluck
and the rival armies are now engag
ed in frontal attacks and counter at
tacks along the whole battle line.
The German position is officially de
scribed to be strong on their right,
weak in the center, with their left al
most untenable.
The allies seem to realize that this
third stage of the French campaign
is critical. The tenacity with which
the Germans are holding their posi
tions and the persistence with which
they return to the attack, despite their
terrific losses and the exhaustion of
their men. Indicates that this is to be
a battle of extermination.
The German positions along the
whole front from the Osie to the
Meuse are organized for defence and
are fortified by heavy artillery. Five
thousand- guns have been engaged in
the giant artillery duel of the past two
German Artillery Fire Deadly..
The German artillery has continued
to be particularly deadly. Their bat
teries are masked in the hills, where
most of their new positions have been
taken, and the guns are being Berved
with the utmost precision.
It was because of the accuracy of
the German big gun fire that the
losses of the French have been so
heavy. The war office confines Itself
to the statement that the "advance of
the allies can only be .slow." Several
night attacks have, occurred in which
the German sallies have been repuls
ed The morale of the French troops
remains excellent.
Realization of the critical stage the
battle had reached was forced upon
Paris today, when. Minister of War
Mlllerand hurried from Bordeaux to
Paris for a conference, while the war
office up to noon gave out no infor
mation regarding the big battle.
The military expert for. Le ltatln to
day described the German pdirftlon
north of the Aisne as good, both tech­
Paris, Sept." 18.—Tlie allies" have progressed. somewhat on tibefar-.
western wing and are repulsing the vigorous German offensive move
ment, according to the official announcement this afternoon by the
French war department.
Tlic war department communication follows:
"The battle continued during the day of Sept. 17 along the front:
from river Oise to Woevre, without important changes in the situation
at any point.
"First—On our left wing, on the heights north of the river Aisne,
we made slight progress against oeretain points. Three offensive coun
ter attacks undertaken by the Germans against the English army
failed. From Craonne to Rheims we ourselves, repulsed some very
violent counter attacks, executed during the night- The enemy tiled
in vain to take the offensive against Rheims.
"Second—On the center from Rheims to the Argonne, the enemy
has reinforced himself by constructing important fortifications, and i™«
adopted a purely defensive attitude.
To the east of the Argonne, in the Woevre district, the situation la
"Third—On our right wing, in Lorraine and the Vesges, the enemy
occupies positions organized on a defensive basis in the vicinity of the
Berlin. Sept. 18.—The following official announcement was made
at the headquarters of the general staff on the evening of September 17:
"No decision yet has resulted In the battle between the Oise and
the Meuee, but certain signs Indicate that the power of resistance of
the enemy is relaxing. The endeavor of the French troops to break,
through the German right wing collapsed without any sreat effects on
our troops. The center of the German army is gaining slowly but
surely. On the right bank of tlxe Meuse the allies from Verdun haVe
been easily repnlsed."
nically and geographically. It is baa
ed upon a junction of railways, 'which
will permit of revlctualling and. If
necessary, escape.
On the other hand. General Joffre's I,
center is in concentrated force near
Soissons with fresh troops and rein
forcements, which will be valuable
in the attack on the German right.
Pursuing Crown Prince.
Military critics here judged that the
flglit being fought north of the Aisne
is to cover the retreat of the crown
prince in his withdrawal from the Ar
gonne-Meuse region toward the east
ern theater of war to meet the Rus
The French army which barred the
exit of the crown prince by Toul, «.nd
is still pursuing him, is the undeter
mined element in this fight.
All reports indicate that the crown
prince's army is quite as demoralized
as was Von Kluck's army and is suf
fering equally from lack of provisions
and ammunition.
The issue of the battle may depend
upon the condition of the crown
prince's army and whether it can
make a stand and prevent the allies
ffom turning the German left.
Arson and Pillage.
Leon Bourgeouis. former premier
and senator from Marne, today made
charges that the Germans in their oc
cupation of French towns and villages
had engaged In arson and pillage—the
rule of fire and sword. French non
combatants, Including mayors (or
where the mayors were absent, then
their substitutes) had been shot. He
recounted alleged outrages against
women at Montmiraili, where, he said,
a father and his. 12-year-old son had
been shot dead.
At Chalons, said M. Bourgeouis,
German shells bad struck a hospital
and a children's asylum. Wild orgies,
he said, followed the German occupfe*
tlon of the city, the soldiers pillaging
the stores and wine cellars, wine flow
ing- like water.
The announcement of Earl Kitche
ner, that four British armies were to
be sent to join the expeditionary foree
was greeted With'great enthusiasm la
Paris. The prediction of the British
secretary of state for war. that the
war would be a long one was met her
Prof. Charles Richet, president of the
society for arbitration between na~
tlons, with the statement that the
Germans would be unable to wage
war of more than six months, aa Ger
many, he said, now haa but Ave
months' provisions.
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