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Local Heat, Light and Power
Company to Be Taken Over
by Big Corporation
PRESIDENT WILL RETIRE!
Founder of Local Establishment
to Devote Summer to Build
tag Business Houses
With the approval of the North.
Dakota railway commission. thf
Hughes Electric Co. of Bismarck
will May 15 become a unit in a
13,000,000 heat, light ari(l power
combine which will control these
utilities in thirteen good-sized ci
ties of the state. While Sen. E. A.
Hughes, president of the Hughes
Electric Co., a Minnesota corpor
ation,* hip. declined to verify the
statement, it became known here
today on very good authority that
the Dakota Heat, Light & Power
Co. hiia- taken an option on the.
Hughes plant, JulJect to approval
by the raUw^* conwnissiMv at
*600,000, and thit thevHu^i &
Delter Electric Co. of Dfckinson
has been taken under the same
terms at a consideration of, ap
Buys Jamestown Plant.
The Dakota Heat, Light & Pow""
Co. in which farmer Governor L. B.
(Hanna is heavily interested, na.- iv.
some time operated a light and power
plant at Devils Lake. Last week it
purchased for $200,000 the Western
Electric Co. of Jamestown, and it has
made a bid for the Mandan light and
power company which the stockhold
ers of this corporation now have un
der consideration. Other plants are
owned by .the Dakota company in Car
rington, New Rockford, Enderlin, Cas
relton and Oakes, and it is bidding lor
the Lisbon plant.
if the consolidation goes through
the Dakota Heat, Light Power Co.
wlU on, May .15 have the operation and
coiitrol of plants in $3isinarck, Dickin
son, Mandan, .Jamestown, Lisbon,
Carrington, Oakes, Casselton, Ender
lin, New Rockford and Devils Lake,
maktng it one ftt tire mo.if iiowetra!
public utility ... corporations in the
Salfc a Surprise.
The prospective sale OH the Hughes
Electiric Co. of Bismarck altho rum
ored 'for sotne .time, comes is a sur
prise, to the public generally.! The
corporation -lias been Regarded as un
usually successful. Bismarck's t'ifst
electric plant was erected by Senator
•JS. A.'(Hughes lit the fearly nineties.
From a, small beginning has develoite'J
an institution which supplies the en
tire tity with light and power and
which about halt the Bis
marck homes with electric current for|
^"company6 a'lso8heLsha1i° oT"tife
In addition to the Bismarck plant,
Senator Hughes built electric plants in
Fargo, D(ckinsou, Mandan, Glendive,
Mont., and EjVeleth and Staples, Minn.
To Build in Bismarck.
It is understood to be Mr. Hughes'
present intention to invest in new Bis
marck business structures a large pro
portion of the 1500,000 which wifl. be
deriveji from th^ sale of thq loqal
plant.1' Hte enterprises will includVa
large new vaudeville and picture
theatre,: for which plans already have
been prepared )»rfe store and of
fice building in the same section of
the city and one other structure
whose nature cannot be discovered
Later it is probable Mr. Hughes will
spend a year in'traveling, at the end
of wuich time he purposes to return to
North Dakota to undertake a more
intensive: development of the state's
lignite deposits, in which he already
is heavily interested, having beeit the
promoter of and one of the heaviest
stockholders in the.Beulah Coal Min
ing Co., second-largest mining enter
prise in the state.
London, April 30.—A statement on
the government's budget was made to
the house of commons today by Austin
Chamberlain, chancellor of the ex
For this fiscal year, the chancellor
has to find 1,500,000,000 pounds to
meet which on the present basis of
taxation he ean count on 936,000,000
pounds, including the outstanding ex
cess profits tax. Therefore some new
taxation is necessary and "there has
been much anxious speculation as to
j, what form, this would, take.
Insurance Commissioner Olsness
reports that the state bonding fund
Is fast mounting and he is of the
^.opinion that after the school officers'
bonds are issued, following the an-
school elections in June, the
j|| fund will have reached the $100,000
Ui mark which was set under the old act
*s a maximum.. This limit was re
moved when the act was amended by
the lest legislature to extend1 its pro
visions to all public officers, includ
tag those of the state, all counties,
townships, municipalities and school
S To date no loss has beeru paW from
tke bondtat 'Mad, #1^ ^dividual in
demnlty runs up
TRese ^a»4 they ftek ihei
LANCER HURLS DEFY IN TEETH
Said Von Kluck to the kaiser. "We'll take our Christmas dinner in Paris." Said the kaisor,
"We will. We'll march our victorious armies through We'll show the French what wt can do."
Echoed Willie, Who was grooming for the throne. "We will." That was back in 1914.
Instead of conquering leaders there arrives in Paris a group of delegates sent to sign the
peace terms that the allies dictate, headed by these men who have come to power through the fall
of the kaiser gang. And they'll be kept under guard and march between high fences from their
hotel to the place of conference with the allied delegates.
attorney general released for publication the following signed
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Versailes (Tuesday), April 29.—The first session of the peace conference will be held in the
room now used by the supreme war council and will be devoted to a verification of credentials. The
teict of the peace treaty will be presented to the Germans at the second session in the dining room
of the Hotel Trianon. 'This is a superfrlapartment 75 feet square and having windows almost en
tirely arouAd three sides.
HAKE GOOD HIS CHARGES—WILL
RESIGN IF THEY ARE PROVEN
The -most interesting document that has yet appeared in the
Langer-Townley controversy made its appearance today, when the
letter addressed to the president of the National Nonpartisan!
league, who has sought to read the attorney general out of that Use Forged Labels of Gimbel
You and your hirelings have lied to and are deceiving
the farmers of North Dakota.
You, who had the greatest opportunity ever given to
any man in North Dakota, were not big enough for the
You held your personal interests above the interests
of the farmers who trusted you.
Greedy for power, hungry for money} ^indulgent
in your whims and with a mighty hate for-all honest men
who dare to counsel moderation, you betray the farmers
of North Dakota.
You, who hold nothing sacred—if the educational
system lies in your path, you ruin it if the independent
press dares to tell the truth, you wreck it if an honest
mah exercises his American privilege of opposing certain
bills, he is a crook, a coward, a dub and a fool.
You imported into North Dakota radicals by the
score. Who are they? They pay no taxes in North Da
kota they have made no sacrifices fctr North Dakota
they have no homesteads in North Dakota they have
done no pioneering in North Dakota. They preach noth
ing beyond discontent. What are their characters?
These men I have mentioned have no Interests in
North Dakota. To them North Dakota is nothing but an
interesting experiment. The payment of taxes is to them,
as it is to you, a matter of indifference.
Beyond milking them, to the utmost of your ability
you and these men "love not the farmer" and are not the
You and your hirelings have said tKat I am a crook,
a traitor, and that I have sold out and betrayed the farm
ers of North Dakota. You prove it.
waive a jury and. ask that you prove it to the satis
faction of the man who declared you bankrupt only a few
months ago, the man who freed Waiter Thomas Mills only
a few weeks ago. Prove it to the satisfaction of United
States District Judge Charles F. Amidon, of FargO.
Prove it and I will resign the'office to which I was
Prove it to the satisfaction of this one judge and I *r''
will resign. Prove that I have done one crooked act as
Attorney General of the state of North Dakota, I have
given one that wrongfully fajvored Big Business. Prove
have sold out and betrayed tKe farmers of North
Dakota and the resignation will follow.
And if you with your horde of detectives, organizers,
spies, and associates can't prove it—then stand convicted
before the farmers of the state of North Dakota, the men
who trusted you^ Stand convicted as a self, confessed liar
and an assassinator of character—a man more despicable
than the ghoul that sneaks out under the cover of dark
ness intf "No Man's Land'! and robs the dead. v»fii
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BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1919
FOUND IN MAILS
Wprp AriftrpcKpH In
Burleson, Secretary Wilson
and Other Officials
iuiAwu tMAiivc MAMnc
iviauj hawiw ui
Washington, April 30.—Pbstoffice
inspectors at New York city reported
today the discovery there of seven
teen infernal machines put iijto the
rtfail addressed to prominent officials,
indluding officers. One of the ma
chines is understood to have explod
ed during examination, but without
great damage. All were similar to the
bomb ,sent Jo Former Senator Hard
wick of Georgia which when opened at
the Hardwick home blew off the
hands of a negro maid and injured
Among those to whom bombs were
addressed were Postmaster General
Burleson, Secretary of Labor Wilson,
Commissioner Cammenetti of the la
bor bureau Mayor Hyland of New
York, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Mor
gan and C. F. Howe, immigration com
missioner at New YoHc.
The discoverd followed an investi
gation ordered after news came of the
Hardwick bomb explosion. The pack
ages bore labels of Gimbel Bros, store
and were sealed, but did not hace suf
ficient postage. This caused the pos
tal officials to notify Gimbel Bros.,
who disclaimed ownership of the pack
ages and said the labels were, forged.
Seventeen packages were pulled out
of the mails, but officials fear that
others may have borne sufficient post
age and may havlp gone through the
Associate Justice Holmes of the
United Staotes supreme court was an
other of the intended victims.'
Mrs. R. D. Hoskins, grand
secretary, is in Hettinger sub
stituting for Mrs. F. A. Lahr, grand
worthy matron of the North Dakota
Eastern Star, conducting a school of
instruction tfor thapters in the south
western,.section of the state. Mem
bers of the Sftaf from Mott, E'owniah.
Hettinger. Regent and other south
Nelson A. Mason, executive secre
tary to the governor, yesterday af
fixed the chief executive's signature
to a requisition for the return to Ca
valier county, where-he is wanted for
bootlegging, of Howard E. Gesell. now
hi custody of the police at Minneap
In Speech to Parliament Dis
closes That England and
France Are With Wilson
Italians Give Vote of Confidence
on Policy of'Territorial
(By Associated Press.)
Rome, Tuesday, April 29.—Premier
Victoria Orlando's work at the peace
conference in Paris received vlndicu'
tion in the chamber' of deputies here
tonight when a vote of condifence was
given biro 3S2 to 40. The ballots op
posing the work of Orlando were pass
ed' by the socialists.
Lays Down Demands.
The premier laid before the parlia
ment the details of his demands for
^juuje and Dalmatian .coast ,district.
jf by spying the international
situation was gfave at present, adding!
for Italy.' He I
it was "very grave
said it was the
vere an attitude
ity" at the present moment.
duty" of Italy to pfe'se-
of "calm and seren-
An outline.of, exchanges between
himself ami President Wilson was giv
en Ijy the premier, who made it clear
that the president's action in making
public, his statement as to Italy's
claim to Kiume had made it impossible
postfis £atamKt be mad"
TTtie iiUUICLOt:il iu 1 Iro
1/llldSId fnr nthoru
The premier spoke of the attitude
taken in Paris by the Hritish and
French governftients, which he said
had been loyal to, promises made in
the treaty of London, framed in l!Mr.
He admitted however that both
France- *and Great Britain do not
stand with Italy in her demands for
the annexation ot' Fiume.
In discussing thfe American memor
andum and which wks dintrilmted
among members or tne Purliairtenl to
day, he said:
Attacks Wilson's Stand.
"Inasmuch as this memorandum de
nlA/i' i'Trr'* -»«lo-Wv' il
itily^s-rfglft''o'vier' tne 'DahnatAn
I islands, accorded only incomplete lib
erty to Fiume and even went ^o far
as to break up the unity of Islria. I
told Mr. Wilson jt was absolutely im
possible for me ,to,.agree to peace on
the conditions indicated.' 1 added that
undpr such conditions the Italian dele
gation felt it could not continue to
'n the conference with any
benefits for others or dignities tor
ers with which Italy was bound by Novaks
"The Italian delegation did not
maintain an obstinate attitude but co
operated in efforts to find- a way to
Addressing himself to the attitude
of Italy at the peace conference and
herself an Italian town."
"The question of Fiume was notl^^®.
brought forward by Italy but by a]tonight
thrilling act of spontaneous will which
began with the declaration of Fiume's
Washington, April 30.—Agents of
the department of justice have been
instructed to obtain evidence showing
what brewers continue manufacturing
beer after midnight tomorrow, when
prohibition of use of foods in manu
facture of beer, wine, or other intoxi
cating liquors, becomes effective.
Manufacturers o* wine and beer who
continue to operate after May 1, will
do so at their own risks, although the
department has not indicated any in
tention of causing immediate arrests.
This evidence may, or may not, be
used in prosecution of brewers, de
pending largely on what the federal
courts in New York decide in the beer
case now pending there. Whether
production of near beer after tomor
row midnight is prohibited, the de
partment of justice has not ruled.
Chicago, April 30.—The decline in
corn continued today. July options
sold at the opening off from $1.53 to
$1.52 and September from $1.49 to
ALLIES TO PROCEED WITH
PEACE TREATY REGARDLESS OFv
ANY ACTION BY ITALIANS
Full German Delegation Now at Versailles
Initial Meeting Schedule for Friday—Window
Broken in Teuton Special Train
(BY ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Premier Orlando's government and the Italian delegation at
the peace conference reecived a vote of confidence from the Italian
parliament last night. The vote in the chamber of deputies was
382 to 40 and in the senate it was unanimous. What effect this
action will have on the council of three is problematical. Paris
advices carry the view, however, that the return of the Italian
delegation is not expected for the present at least, and that it is
planned to proceed with the business of making peace with Ger
many regardless of any action by Italy.
WINDOW IN TRAIN BROKEN
The full German delegation which is to receive the terms of
the allies late this week now is at Versailles. It is expected that
the initial meeting will be held Friday, but it may be found im
possible to prepare the treaty for presentation before Saturday.
When the German plenipotentiaries arrived at Vochriessen,
near Versailles, last night, it was seen that the journey had been
marked by at least one demonstration^ a window ih one of the
railway coaches having been broken by a'missle.
be possible. Italy it is pointed out, obviously intends^to give
Kromior llHnn/irk a i*oa hon/i
sible overthrow of the Soviets government.
before the senate
representatives in the Hungarian par tapaxpgi.- pi
liament and which was subsequently _»
confirmed when Fiume proclaimed
county subscribed its quota of
WHERE IS COUNTY ROAD FORCE
Someone ought to send out a search warrant for,the Burlftgh
county road force. Some\of the country roads are in deplorable
shape. It is to be hoped that following this rain that apart of the
expensive machinery purchased by the taxpayers and some of the'
high priced road gangs financed by the taxpayers will gef iaut and
give those taxpayers an exhibition of how they can work 6n roads.
Following today's rain would.be an excellent/ time for a little
dragging. If more of the money spent on Burleigh county roads
was devoted to maintaining roads already laid out, the results
would meet with general approval.
Out on the broad expanse of the prairie is a half completed
bridge* a cement mixer and several sacks of solidified cement. It
looks as though it had stood out in the rain since Governor Frazier
was first nominated. The bridge is built oil level ground, a shining
example of Burleigh county's efficient road management. Let's
haw. a little ,actiort.
Premier Orlando a free hand in dealing with her interests.
AWAIT ACTION OF ALLIES
Rome, April 30.—Rome newspapers in commenting upon Pre
mier Orlando's speech declare that now that the Italian people
and parliament have voiced their .solidarity with the government,
it remains only for the entente to voice their decision regardif
the Adriatic adjustment. President Wilson has appealed $ tl
people they have given their answer, and that is bound to
its effect on President ^ilson's attitude, they feel.
SENTENCE AMERICAN TO HANG
Paris, April 30.—A Havas dispatch from Dijon statei
American army authorities at If-fur-till, a village near tha
hive sentenced to hang an American lieutenant fof"anvaOTafilMi
little girl who died from her injuries. .Sk
ARMY OFFICERS SHINE SHOES
Berlin, April 30.—Former army officers are shining sl.TW
the streets of Budapest, and doctors, lawyers and bankers^
doing menial duties in order to earn enough to buy bread, act?
ing to Judge Soelling, who has just returned from Budli
According to Judge the mass of the people
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Munich is completely surrounded by government troops and it
seems probable that a convergent attack may begin at any time,
Heavy columns of Prussians are said to be engaged in the move
PRAISES CONCILIATORY TONE
Paris, April 30.—The French press in commenting upon the
speech of Premier Orlando before the Italian parliament finds a
spirit of conciliation marking the address. As a result the press
believes a resumption of negotiations over the Italian problem
(Tuesday), April 29.—Prfemier Orlando's government
unanimous vote of confidence in the Italian senate
following the vote of confidence given him by the house
of deputies. A great demonstration followed the premier's address
Fans, April 30.—A formula for the solution of the problem
of Kaio Chau, which it is hoped will rettiove any possibility of a
definite break and prove mutually acceptable to the Chinese and
Japanese has been reached by the powers, it was stated today.
Budapest (Saturday), April 26.—Six hundred arrests have
been made by the Soviets authorities. Virtually every financier,
publisher, editor, writer, manufacturer and minister in Hungary
who could be reached having been thrown into prison. More'than
30 newspaper editors as well as a large number of reporters have
been taken into custody, it is alleged, because they have refused to
accept bribes to champion the Soviets cause.
Archangel (Monday), April 28.—American and British troops
at Kurgoman, on the right bank of the Dvina, repulsed a strong
Bolshevik attack Sunday night, taking 13 prisoners.
OVER THE TOP
lis, April 30.—The Ninth
eserve district has sub
$61,500,000 of its
London. April 30 Bolshevik! suc
cesses on the southern front have
been counter balanced by reverses on
the western front according to a wire
less message of Sunday. The state
ment said that on the western front
the Bolshev.iki had abandoned Sergei
vsk and Chirstopol.
On the southern front, northwest of
Rostov, the ^olsheviki, the statement
loan quota of $157,500,000, it was of- northern Donetz, and occupied points
ficially announced here today. Brown along the railway running north. South.
county, Minnesota, has made the most °f *h.e Bolsheviki claim to have M
impressive showing thus far. The
without campaigning in a single day.
Every city and town went over the
interest in the clash between the two 'classes,* but appear
movement of the Rumanians aqd
Washington, April 30.—Official advices reaching Washington5
through a neutral source said that Bolshevik leaders, Lenine
Trotzky, were seeking a refuge outside of Russia, fearing a pos-
which are being sent to all
three thousand prisoners and to
gained possessions of most of fi#
the fords along the river Maattch*
WOULD ORDER STRIKE.
Paris. April 30.—'The
federation today distributed
and cards giving the rettoa
for the Kvv
general strike May 1.'
The cai4s,g## i.
"First, the eight Hour day.
"Second, total amnesty.
"Fourth, a just,
"I strike to protest agdtMt:
"First, Intervention' in N
"Second, income tax en
"Third, martial tans,
"Fourth, the CCMStffMpJ
D1SPUTB ^BtlUeD '"iW
Paris, April 3l.j
waa made this:
pute over Kail Chaa!