BY I5TH ASSEMBlll
PRESIDENTIAL AND MUNICIPAL
RIGHTS ARE NOW ENACTED
FULL FRANCHISE IN SIGHT
*oth Houses Nearly Unanimous in
Support of These Bills—Many
Advantage* to Women of
Senate Bill No. 12. giving to the
Women of North Dakota limited suf
frage s the most important legisla
tion ever secured in the interests of
the women of the state. It confers suf
frage to the fullest extent permitted
by the limitations of the state consti
tution. Senate Bill No. 13 amends the
constitution by striking out the word
"male" and gives the women full suf
frage on equal terms with men. It
must, however, pass tin- 191!i session
of the legislature and then t»e nitlfied
by the voters in the fail of 1920 and
requires only a majority of the votes
cast on the question.
Senate Bill No. 12 goes into effect
July 1. 1917. After that date every
woman in the state who is of the age
of twenty-one and has lived in the
State one year and in the county six
months and in the precinct ninety
days, may have a voice in the govern
ment of the township, village or city
in which she lives.
Women in the rural districts will
have the pleasure of accompanying
their husbands, sons and brothers to
the annual or special town meetings
and participating in the business
transacted. The annual town meeting
is held the first Tuesday in March, at
Which time officers are elected, rules
and regulations made for the business
of the town and the town tax levied.
Women may vote for the following
township officers: Clerk, assessor,
treasurer, over.seei of highways, and
In I lie incorporated villages women
will vote for trustees, cler' assessor,
treasurer and marshal.
In cities governed hy mayor and
council, women will vote for nlrler
men, mayor and treasurer The other
officers—except police magistrate and
city justice, are appointed hy the coun
cil. The appointive officers are audi
tor, city attorney, city assessor, health
officer arid heads of departments -po
lice, lire, water, health and streets In
Cities under tlie commission form of
government, women will vote for the
five commissioners: one of whom will
be elected president of the board of
commissioners The others will be in
charge of the following departments'
police and fire street and public im
provements water works and sewer
age: finance and revenue.
In fhe county, women mny vote for
county surveyors and constables They
may also vote on all questions or prop
ositions submitted to tile township,
village, city or county. Tills includes
questions of taxes, bonds, franchises,
In addition to all thlM, last hilt not
least, women may vote for president
of the United States. This doubles the
presidential voting population of
North Dakota and greatly increases
the political importance of this state
The objectors to woman suffrage
have argued that th« average woman
will not use the ballot. The women of
the suffrage states have proved that
the average woman is as vitally inter
ested in governmental house keeping
as is the average man.
We believe the women of Nor lb Da
kota will m^et this challenge hy tak
ing up the study of North Dakota
civics in Votes for Women leagues.
Woman's Christian Temperance^ un
ions. Improvement league* and Study
clubs to prepare themselves for a high
order of intelligent citizenship, and
that they will use to the fullest extent
the franchise conferred upon them
KMZABETH P. ANDRRSC'N'.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE BILL HELD UP
It Is a significant fact that of the
nearly 800 bills introduced in the
1915 legislative assembly, every one
had honest treatment—that is, was
passed, or failed to pass on roll call,
or was indefinitely postponed by vote:
save the on» bill which vitally af
fected tiie women of North Dakota.
The concurrent resolution for the
amendment of the constitution pro
viding for woman suffrage, which
passed the Thirteenth legislative as
sembly and was referred by it to the
Fourteenth, legislative assembly, was
the one exception to the rule.
This bill was passed by the senate
en Feb. 13 by a vote of 31 to 15 or
(nore than two to one, and the socalled
clincher motion applied to It which
prevented its reconsideration or defeat
By anything less than a two-thirds
vote. The house was more favorable to
suffrage than t.lie senate and it was a
foregone conclusion that it would pass
On Thursday, Feb. 18, five days aft
er the bill had passed. Senator Jacob
son moved that the. biU be recalled
from the house, where it had had Its
first arid second reading and been re
ferred to the committee on elections
and election privileges. This motion
Carried by a vote of 20 to 22. When the
bill came back from the house, the
Benate not having the necessary two
thirds vote to kill it, refused, by a
majority vote, to take action upon It.
It should then have gone automatical
ly back to the house, but the presi
dent of the senate. T^Ieut. Gov. Fralne,
refused to let It go. The senate not be
ing able to kill It. held It, so the house
could not pass It. When the legislature
adjourned- the senate was still' holding
the bill. It was a "hold up" pure and
C. B. Waldron, A. C., N. D.
W. C. Palmer,
G. W. Randlett,
Brooking*, 8. D.
|"RI-STATE GRAIN AND STOCK
N. Dakota, Minnesota, S Dakota
J. A. Johnson, President* 1898-1900.
J. H. Worat, President, 1901-1916.
Eightee'nth Annual Meeting,
Jan. 16-17-18-19, 1917,
Fargo, N. D.
We note with pleasure the passage
of the bid relating to woman auffrage
and hereby commend the legislature
for their' act, and pledge ourselves to
auch legislation as will give 'to w'femen
full and complete franchise,
C. J. Lee,
v, ,'"'-it" JrN. Hagan,
8. Wr Johnspiv
By JANE OSBORN.
Jane Jenks received and answered
many hundred letters a week. But
they were all addressed, not to Miss
Jane Jenks, but to Prof. Simeon Sll
handwriting expert of the
"Hearth Companion." Jane Jenks was
the youngest member of the editorial
staff of that widely-read periodical
As part of her duties she had to write
the monthly article on "What Your
Handwriting Shows." Meantime she
had to answer letters from West,
East, North and South from subscrib
ers to the magazine. Sometimes she
dreamed of the day when she might
save enough to leave the city and go
oft somewhere in the wilds and get "a
ranch or something and run It."
Once a letter came from a corre
spondent who signed his name "Mon
tana," and the writing rather puzzled
Jane Jenks. But she hesitated only
a moment, for really it didn't much
matter to her whether or not she made
a true character study. The writing
was legible, and, therefore, she made
the statement that the writer had a
methodical, honest nature. There were
certain waverings in the line and this,
she said, indicated timidity. "I believe
that yon are not married," she added,
with all the authority of Prof. Sim
eon Sllchester to back her. "I believe
that the reason why you are not mar
ried is because you have never had the
deep, inner courage to look about and
find for yourself a woman good enough
for you. You are cowardly," she went
on, "and what you ought to do is to
stand up for your own rights. You
are small in stature," this because the
writing was miniature, "but that does
not mean that you should also be
Three weeks later a tall. Irate person
entered her office.
"I want to see Prof. Simeon Sllches
ter," he said deliberately. "I see you
are his secretary," the man continued.
"Perhaps I could take the message,"
said Jane feebly.
"No woman could take the messaga
Just as 1 want to give it, and few men
could. What I want to ask the profes
sor is how in—I'll add the embellish
ments when I see him personally—how
he dared to call me a coward? I wrote
to him and this is the answer he sent
me." The man from Montana threw
the opened letter on the desk and Jane
Jenks recognized it as the one sha
had recently sent.
"I'm very sorry," Jane pleaded, feel
ing just a little amused In spite oi
her first terror. "To be sure Profes
sor Silchester sometimes makes mis
takes," she began. "I am very sorry."
Then for some reason, probably be
cause of the steadfast and searching
gaze of the gray eyes of the man, she
forgot her role. "You see I am really
Prof. Simeon Sllchester. I try to make
the right guesses. How could I tell
that you were a big man, and how did
I know thaf you were a perfect beai
"And you wrote that about my not
having had the nerve to get married?"
askeu the big man, and then h«
laughed for the first time. Well, that's
very funny. I've come all the way
from my place in Montana, just to have
a fight with you. Nothing ever made
me so mad in my life as that letter—
but I won't fight a lady even when she
So relieved was Jane at the way the
angry one recovered from the first in
tensity of his anger that she made him
tarry on that first call, and pledged
him never to tell another soul that
there was no real Simeon Sllchester.
They spoke of Montana and ranges
and the girl's face lighted up with ex
pectation and interest. She told tba
stranger of her ambition and he
as Interested as she. In short, he won
Jane's confidence so that when he sug
gested that she take luncheon with
him she did not think to hesitate.
So the acquaintance progressed with
in the ten days that the Montanan had
allowed himself to remain in the big
city and never again did he speak of
the letter but always of the ranch and
the girl's ambitions to lead a country,
outdoor life. The proposal occurred
in the girl's office, the afternoon before
he was planning to return.
"How can I accept?" she said. "1
don't even know your name. I'm dread
fully frightened Just to think of the
way we have grown so well acquainted
In such a short time."
"True," he said. "I'm a bit fright
ened myself." Here his expression
changed quickly. "How'd you hit on
that name of yours—Simeon Sllches
ter? It's a good name, and it doesn't
"I think It Is good," said the girt.
"I wanted to get a name that sounded
like what I think a handwriting expert
would be—a thin old crank with a
white beard and a long nose. I got
out the 'Who's Who* and looked
through till I found a name that sound
ed Just like that Don't you think It
was a good selection?"
"Capital—a thin old crank with a
long nose. Do you happen to know
Jane reached for the "Who's Who"
on the top .of her desk and. found the
place. "He seems to. be an inventor
and a ranch owner, in Montana. Why,
that's where you come from." V,
"SomfrWhere near," said the man.
"In fact I'm1 the whife-bearded long
nosed crank. Now you know who" 1
really am. Will -youtake^ttte?"
And the*, glclf-weary off-lmperSonat1-'
ing the hand writing #$pert and already?
In heart surrpnd.er^, l:p the, man vjfto
.stood before, tier, W,
N -v y
t&i>3rri*ftc by McCldre Newflp*-"
ffHE JVA8HBURN LEADER, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1917,
MRS- GRACE CLENDENING.
1st Vice President
MRS. PERCY E. COLE.
2nd Vice President
MRS. MARY D. WEIBLE
3rd Vice President
MRS. W. H. BODENSTAB.
MISS MARY DICK.
MRS. ANGELA BLANCHARD
Troo Hi rpr
MRS. EMMA S. PIERCE.
MRS. RUTH R. IIAGGART,
Peculiar Tribal Customs.
In the Eastern Archipelago male
doctors in certain tribes wear female
dress, and the woman doctors In other
tribes array themselves as men. There
are villages, again, where both a male
and a female doctor may be found, and
In other places woman doctors are for
bidden to marry, and form something
in the nature of a sisterhood.
VOTES FOR WOMEN LEAGUE OF NORTH DAKOTA
deLendreoi* Building, Fargo, North Dakota
MRS. W. S. LAUDER,
CONG. DIST. CHAIRMENt
1st—MRS. ELIZABETH O'NEII*
2nd—MRS. CHAS. RATHMAN,
8rd—MRS. EMMA MURRAY,
MRS. FANNY D. QUAIN.
MRS. J. M. GILLETTE.
MRS. EMMA S. PIERCE.
MRS. IRMA E. POPPLER.
MISS ALDYTH WARD,
Barometer of Character.
To have a lot of friends a man must
show a lot of friendliness. When a
man has numerous friends it is a sign
that he Is something of a man.
Pansle—"I'll let you kiss every girl
you moot." Percy—"Well, hardly that,
some get away."
10 Head of Horses
Two Gray Mares, weight 3300, 5 and 7 years old.
Two Bay Mares, weight 2700, 17 years old.
One White Mare, weight 1300, 12 years old.
One Bay Mare, weight 1300, 5 years old.
One Bay Mare, weight 1300, 3 years old.
One Bay Mare, weight 1200, 4 yeara old.
One Grey Gelding, weight 1500, 7 years old.
One Bay Gelding, weight 1100, 3 years old.
17 Head of Cattle
Seven Head of Milch Cows.
Ten Head of Young Stock.
Three Brood Sows.
Tftrmc Af GqIa will
J. E. REUTER, Clerk.
The undersigned will sell at Public Sale
at his place 11 miles north of Washburn,
55* miles S. E. of Underwood and 7 miles
N. E. of Falkirk on section 30-146-81, on
THURSDAY, MARCH 8th
Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m.
The following described
Production of Yellow Metal In the
Last Quarter of a Century Has
Eight billion dollars In gold has been
mined in the last 25 years, against an
equal amount In the 400 years pre
ceding, the National City bank stated
The gold money of the world has
doubled In the last 20 years, while sil
ver money has decreased one-half In
the same period. The bank. It was
said, was Impelled to Issue the state- 10-30 a m.
ment because of the exceptionally Sunday school 10.30 a.m.
high price of silver, of which the Unl- Morning service
ted States was now the world's larg- 4, Evening service 7 •p.m.
est producers, and the large Inflow 1 prayer meeting Wednesday
of gold, of which this country had im-
coining value," the statement said.
countries was In 1896, $4,237,000,000,
and in 1916, $2,441,000,000. The 'un
covered paper' money of the countries
in question was stated In 1896 at $2,
558,000,000, and In 1916 at $8,583,000,
Down to 1885 the world's gold out
put never reached as much as $100,
000,000 annually in 1896 It crossed
the $200,000,000 line in 1903, $300,
000,000, and in 1906, for the first time,
exceeded $400,000,000. It advanced
steadily, until It reached $470,000,000
in 1915. Silver production first ex
ceeded $100,000,000 annually In 1880,
and In 1893 exceeded, for the first
time, $200,000,000, making its highest
record In 1911, $292,000,000, and slow
ly declining to $232,000,000 In 1915.
The Contrary Case.
"Did Jiggers bag the heiress?"
"No she gave him the sack."
'The gold money of all countries of
the world for which statistics were i "occupants of motor cars at
available In 1896 aggregated $4,144,- ,s
000,000, and on January 1, 1916,
258,000,000 sliver money of the same
One 10-foot Van Brunt double disc Drill.
One 8-foot McCormick Binder, NEW.
One 7-foot McCormick Binder.
One McCormick Mower.
One McCormick Rake, One Bull Rake.
One John Deere Disc.
One John Deere Gang Plow.
One John Deere Sulky Plow.
One 26-foot Boss Harrow.
One 3-section Steel Harrow.
One Corn Cultivator.
One Wagon complete. Two Hay Racks.
One Farm Truck complete.
Three Sets of Work
Two Bob Sleds.
And other articles too numerous to mention.
BE—all sums of $10.00 and under cash over that
1st, 1917, on bankable paper drawing interest at ten pei
IAJINGH AT NOON
J. W. JERTSON, Auctioneer.
A welcome awaits you in church.
Remember now thy Creator
Remember Jesus Christ
(2 Tim. 2-8
Remember We Have
ported more than $600,000,000 since REV E. BROECKEL, Pastor. «t»-•
the beginning of the year.
"The total world production of gold
from the discovery of America to the
present time was
at 7:30 p.m.
4. REV Hi.
Highwaymen Used Bait.
Highwaymen operating in central
Illinois are making a specialty of hold-
night. They use the lure of a tire
placed in the road. The trick has
never failed to work, and the robbers
are reaping a harvest. Drivers of car®
at night, seeing the tire, ahd believing
it to have been dropped by some car
ahead, Invariably stop to pick it up.
As he is about to place it In his car
the highwaymen emerge from a hid
ing place convenient and present guns
and a command to deliver. The au
thorities urge tourists traveling at
night to go armed.
Prayers Seemed to Go Wrong.
Robert wanted a baby sister. The
Smiths, who live across the street,
have a house full of children, who were
playmates of Robert. Recently anoth
er baby came to the Smiths. Robert
came to his mother again and asked
for a baby sister for Christmas, to
which his mother replied: "Why don't
you pray for one?"
Robert answered, disgustedly: "1
have prayed, and every time I pray
God leaves it at Smiths."
One Header Box.
One Heating Stove.
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