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BIGHT I Told To Cover iContlnued from Page 1. jSdsr nrformation, that you ar)d Mr. Steaaingsoit (present deputy bank ex snniiaT).* will be able to handle this jsrartlTr satisfactorily to all." 3.rfflcT" Reveals Collusion, Says Langer 'The tetter reveals, according to At iwrawif General Lar.ger, the existence rzi ttiWusion between the state hanking tlfciiirunenf. i.n1 the officials of the 'ScsEC'inavian American bank. "'Tie banking hoard is the people's .•MMWction against. thieves, embezzlers ^Ko'te ami scoundrels, and North Da Atfta ne^t'.r r-eeded an honest adininis of banking laws more than TB« farther on in his statement to the •mil)i.' Mr. Langer says: Time For A Showdown -nre time has come for a show !f 'fowl.ley ami the men whom 'H' E-s caused to he appointed to office -iTr* j.iivc liic law, let. lis find it. out. inarily." continues Mr. Langer, *1 ii-. no! riiiuie any evidence 1 have in c.nses public. I will make no .:v.rTV pubiie a! litis stage if I can avoid i 'STlieti I he crooks are before a i'arm .*s .j'jry, and l.iie. facts are presented jury will do the rest." Laws Continuously Flaunted Wealing wiih the Scandinavian bank iiuest.ion, Mr. I .anger •Wii-i -the stale banking laws have zv&rt c. ontiiiuously aid insolently .'laicin.ni willi contemptuous defiance." -anger's Stataement Assails Governor Tit staking public the letter printed iX'ti-ii} ir- The Forum Att.y. Gen. VVm. tABR-sr made public the following ,unite nr.. "tW course, the governor, the state iK&k examiner, and some other state 3®f)£iais. may line up with crooks, and asp thair official positions to protect ftxpim if they wish. Aa for myself, I steal! keep on. trying unfalteringly and isatWally, to serve the people—farm ers, bakers, hankers and boot-blacks— ar&ile- or hlaek. "8 was- iT*ot born to be a subservient iou! of a political boss. Banking Board People's Protection The banking board is the people's jaronwtioF against thieves, embezzlers, ^emetic Favorite. *,®aiaJid.?Seg«8tei'S Fitted wltft Sfrdfttoery I.ike a Watch Case. otlker Stove ia Made Thla O&Yt or as Tight. jKinised to Hold Firs Longer nt float Batter Than All Othors. Holtan Merc. Co. WILLIAM Z. FOSTER Seal of North Dakota 1 u ViI!i:im 7.. l-'osier, sec-'i-iry !n i i 1 1 1 i i i n i i r- i n n o e sV"' stril '. pbni ngraplied a' !"is iiead Qiiiirlers in I'i11 MHiruh, I'n. Foster was 1 k i 11 in 'J'aiuii mi, Mass.. of Kng lisli, in-.li aii'l Scotch blood. lie has written nineb on Irade unionism, po lilicul eciinomy, present day eondl tions, jiM'l ilieir remedies, -'"id similar subjects. crooks and scoundrels, and North Da kota never needed an honest adminis tration of banking laws more than (1 w. "The report of two deputy bank ex aminers stated that aside from the so called 'farmers' enterprises,' the bank is insolvent.. The state hanking laws have been continuously openly and in solently flaunted with contemptuous defiance. Are They Above The Law? "The time has come for a showdown If Townley and the men whom he has caused to be appointed to office are above the law, let us find it out. "Ordinarily I do not make any evi dence I have in criminal cases public. I will make no more public at this stage if I can avoid it. When the crooks are before a fanners' jury and the facts are presented, the jury will do the rest. Frazier Voted To Send Lofthus "1 will not discuss the action of the I supreme court in removing Mr. Haii dorson as receiver of the Scandinavian I American bank—to do so would be un i ethical—but the people of North Da kota should know these facts. Lof I thus was sent to Florida at the request of Waters and Brinton and Governor Frazier voted to send him. That Sem ingsen, who is next in charge, was, in our judgment unsafe to act. is shown by the Halliday letter. That the bank i: board then elected Mr. Halldorson, the oldest, man in service, who served under Governor Burke, Governor Han na and Governor Frazier, and a man whom we believe to be honest and square—the man whose word Mr. Hall and I took when he made some of this same outfit return $15,026.96 in cash, and fixed up some $40,000 of rotten notes in the notorious smelling to heaver. Valley City bank deal. "The people will remember that in that deal Governor Frazier also voted "no". O U We are using only dark Nor thern Wheat in the making of this flour. Ottr customers will find our Seal Brand Flour equal or bet ter than other brands. Ask your Dealer for Seal of North Dakota Flour. Washburn Milling Company Washburn. N. D. iiiii WILLIAM LANGER. Attorney General. Firing While Submerged. Juxt as the war ended, the British navy had, ready to put into commis sion, large submarines which, among other novel features, could fire sub merged. They are unwed with a 12 inch gun mounted so that it could tire with only its muzzle out of water. The submarine had to rise to the surface to reload, hut the whole process ,*nuld be executed in only half a minute- members of the banking .board yith Governor Frazier the third, .member voting "NO." Resolutions passed last Friday are interesting. "Whereas it has come to the knowledge of the state banking board that during the adminis tration of J. R. Waters bank examiner aminer*****was repeatedly given ad vance information as to the time the deputy examiner would examine the bank"******** "Now therefore be it resolved that the members of this board place on the minutes an explicit, denial of any prior knowledge of the urt.oward condition of the Scandina via.:. bank prior to the receiving of the report of the special examination made by the direction of the attorney general, etc" Governor Frazier voted "NO" to this resolution on "prior knowledge The banking board also at the Friday session revoked the temporary permit hi sell stock .secured by J. R. Waters 'or the United States Sisal Trust of which, he is president, on the grounds that the corporation owed §12,000 and it was an unstable investment. Again Governor Fraz'er voted "NO." Or* Saturday H. .f. Hagen and P. fi sherman of the bank were arrested as being responsible for the conditions. The bank, and the League papers have made political capital of the affair as serting Langer and Hall are crooks, that it is an attack on the credit of the farmers inasmuch as about sixty per cent of the security held by the bank for the $432,000 in League loans is in post dated checks and farmers notes. Governor Frazier has issued a state ment to the effect that he believes the hank is solvent. He suggested that the bank remain open for btisines for a few days, but the attorney general and secretary of state refused to allow themselves to become, by such action, a party to a crime by allowing persons to entrust funds to a bank, known to be insol vent. On Monday the attorney general and secretary of state addressed a letter to State Auditor Kositzky requesting that he examine the State Bank 'of North Dakota and determine to what ex tent. if any. the Waters managed insti tution has been "mixed up" with the Fargo bank. Bismarck, N. D. Oct.9—Something is due at Bismarck. Bill Lemke has been here for several days and his visit always means something, stirring. Lemke arrived at the capitol Sunday night and early Monday morning cal led on Justice H. A. Bronson of the Supreme Court and was closeted w'th that jurist for an hour. Fi'om Bron son's office he stalked into the gover nor's office. Well your guess is as good as the next one'' Bismarck. N. D. Oct. 10—-That the special session of the legislature, if it does meet, should repeal Hoijse Bill r" is the assertion of Justice James Robinson of the supreme court in a Saturday evening letter. House Bil'. 57 prevents the granting of injunc tions or any orders, ostensibly against labor, but' as a matter of fact to the I. W. W., and declares "no section of this act shall be found unconstitutional or illegal by any court of this state" Recently in Morton County, an I. W. W. organizer interrupted a threshing crew from its work, talked the hands into striking for a raise from 50 cents to $1.00 an hour and laughed a', the farmer when he threatened to arrest the man. He produced a packet of printed slips copies of the law and passed them around. Attorney Gen eral Langer declares he has evidence to believe every I. W. W. member or organizer in the state has copies of House Bill 57 in his possession and that the bill, had it been drawn by Bill Haywood himself would not bet':er serve the Wobblies. Bismarck. N. D. Oct. 1" -With the State Bank of North Dakota undsr lock and key. State Auditor darl Kosit zky is today in command ot the insti tution while four experienced and com petent clerks are checking up the books. Kositzky, acting upon a" demand made by William Langer, attorney General, at 12:30 Monday noon, seized the bank and its properties, all checks money and other property was placed under seal at 5 o'clock, pending the re suit of the investigation. J. R. Waters manager of the bank, arrived to, find Kositzky in charge and a wordy com bat ensued with Waters on the verge of apoplexy. "You naven't anything crooked in the bank have you?" asked Kositzky. "No XWCSXZSTHGD! 1!" said aters. "Then what are you raving about?" was the substance of the ar&u ment. Australians Snub Labor Congress. Melbourne, Sept. 29. The trade councils in the various Australian cap itals have refused, to noiniaate dele gates to the Washington &ibor Con gress. THE WASHBURN L.&ADER, WASHBURN, NORTH DAKOTAV WITH THE AMERW CROSS. /tf&RED N0JP I* In Roumania. Soon after the entrance of the United Sliilcs in the war the successes of the Centra! Powers in Roumiinia had reduced that country to a most tragic condition and in the summer of the American Red Cross des patched its firs! Roumanian relief contingent. Two hospitals were at once taken over and operated by the lied Cross, a canteen for the starving refugees established and food and clofhing distributed over a large area. Transportation was one of the toughest problems with which the Red Cross workers in Roumania had to deal. Here Is seen an oxcart used by the Red Cross to carry its relief supplies up. into the mountains. STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP Of The Washburn Leader, published weekly at Washburn, North Dakota for October 1919. State of North Dakota, County of McLean, ss. Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and county aforesaid, personally appeared Fred F. Jefferis who having been duly sworn accord ing to law, deposes and says that he is the manager of the Washburn Lea der and that the following is a true statement of the ownership of the aforesaid said publication for the date shown in the above caption, required by Postal Laws and Regulations. That the name and address of the publisher is: John Satterlund, Wash burn, N. I).. That the owner is John Satterlund, Washburn. N. D. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, 'and other security holders owning 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are: None. FRED F. JEFFERIS. Manager. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of October 1919. GEO. H. WEBER, Notary Public McLean Co-, N. D. My commission expires May 9th, 1924. CREEK LINE NEWS O. E. and Carl Williams were Wil ton visitors Monday. School opened Tuesday at No. 1 School district, Iowa Township, with Clement Casey as teacher. Elsie and Susan Reiser, accompan ied by their father went to Bismarck this week. Both the girls entered the hospital to have their tonsils and adenoids removed. The Ed Ridnour sale was called off Tuesday on account of the small crowd in attendance, only a few articles were sold. Ainor, Peter and John Sigardson of Coal Harbor were Sunday visitors at the Isaac Larson home. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlson of Coal Harbor were visitors at the Isaac Lar son home Sunday. COAL HARBOR NEWS (This Week.) Nels Nelson-returned Friday from a month's visit at Fergus Falls, Minn.," and vicinity. Mark Sheldon came up last week from Brookings So. Dak. Gottlib Hommel Jr. lost a valifable horse last week, the horse had acci dently eaten some gopher poisoned oats which had been stored away. A. H. Nelson, parents and sister were Sunday guests with relatives at Des Lacs. The auction sale at Nelson Bros.' last Monday sold at a fair price, and the Nelson Bros, will leave for Minn., as soon as business affairs allow them and in the spring they plan to take a trip to Sweden. (Last week.). While threshing grain at Joe Myers last Friday sparks from the engine set fire to three stacks and burned. Herman Behrenberg and family left for Odessa, Minn., last week where they expect to make their future home. Mr. Harvey and family moved into town, recently from their homestead west of town. Alice Nelson is attending school in Underwood. C. E. Miller expects to leave for points in Iowa the latter part of this week and from there to Long Beach, Cal. Mr, Miller has been here for the past month looking after his farm in terests. Hildur Nelson is staying with the Vogel family and attending school in town. "The Carolina Trio" who made their appearance in the Gym on Monday evening gave a very pleasing and sat isfactory entertainment to a very large crowd. The firs.t basket ball game of the season was held at the Gym. on Tues day evening. DOGDEN Phelix Zerodnay is helping operate the lighting plant these day§. The Dogden school teachers have a higher plan of getting the good will of their scholars than using a rubber hose. Lloys Gower has moVed his family into hie Sclilecter house that was quite recently vacated. Mr. Herda came into town Tuesday hauling three loads of grain with his tractor engine. Mr. Dennie Braodiwick and fainily from Ruso were business callers in Dogden Tuesday. Charles Berges from Kongsberg was buying goods, in Dogden Monday. Joe Rusie and family were away on business out of town Tuesday. The Dogden Threshing Machine Co., held their closing meeting Tuesday evening in the reception room of the First State B^nk. Miss Anna Zerodnay was shopping in Dogden Saturday evening. Lloyd Gower started the Company Seperator Monday to finish up some small stacks of grain. Miss Anna Shevoshanko autoed to Ruso Tuesday returning Wednesday A. Shot and family took the train for 3 W. J.BICKERT, Cashier AUG. E, JOHNSON. Cashiar FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10,1919. Terry Montana to make a visit with City Meat Market The plaGe where you get your choice meats of all Kinds his brother. Miss Signa Klavan went to Wash burn to attend the teachers institute. A. E. Holmes and J. H. Rawson were callers on the Pendroys last week. Doctor Coffin from Drake was a proffessional caller last week in Dog Ovsters and Fish in Season highest Prices paid for Hides J. J. SCHWEIZER, Proprietor in this Bank is GUARANTEED by the Guaranty Fund Law of the State o£ North Dakota. We offer you absolute safety for your funds, as well as the best of banking service, and would be pleased to have you make this bank your banking home. Washburn State Bank den. Andrew Dedanko autoed to Wash burn Tuesday on business. Deposits Guaranteed The Banking Department of the State of North Dakota has issued a certificate to this Bank for admission under the Depositor's Guaranty Fund Law, as provided by Section 19, Chapter 126. Session Laws of 1917. This means that your money deposited Miss Irene Lee will soon undergo an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Charles Bighouse was taken to Balfour by his faithful sons to council with Dr. Stone Friday, tubercular trouble was thought to be the casj^ Thursday morning he was reported a very sick man. Their many friends extend their sympathy. It is said the "Flu" has again come to light we hope it is a false report.. Mr. Philix Zerodnay i3 among me new subscribers for the Washburn Leader. The wedding bells will soon be ring ing in these beautiful autumnal days. Can you guess who it is? Mr. Peter Bighouse is assisting in the garage for a short time. While threshing at Meadow Brook farm Thursday, owned by Mrs. Etta Pendroy, "the grain stack caught fire and all was consumed in flames sep 1 arotor and all. Established 1906 WE PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS. SAFE SOUND SECURE miinBaiiiutnuimuiiiiiimiittuaHtiiiiiiitiiiiii(ttiiiiitnnttuuiiiitiinimBaiiminiiyBflimiiitBPi ii You Always Feel at Home AT THE First National Bank of Washburn Meet your friends and transact your business in our offices. We are not seeking a great bulk of the business all over the county, but rather prefer the patronage and confidence of the good people in this vicinity, wh.o desire to do busi ness with an institution ever ready and glad to render them every reasonable accomodation and service. Real Estate Loans YA7V have facilities for handling REAL ESTATE LOANS promptly. We have money ready wait ing to be invested in good farm mortgages. Let us attend to your wants in the LAND LOAN LINE. The First National Bank Member* of United States Federal Reserve Bank. Washburn, N. Dak. Capital and Surplus 860,000.00 I E O S GEO. L. ROBxNSON THEO. J. HAUGKBEKG AUG. E. JOHNSON JAS. T. McCOI.LOCH jillSliia J. A. O'BRIEN, Asst. Cwhier I GEO. H. WEBSKt. Afft. Ca.shier KARJLKLK1N G. B. Bokodm, Teller.