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The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, March 12, 1907, Image 9

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Pembina, N. D., March 12,—The old
timers of this region are, preparing
for a flood this spring. Not that there
must necessarily be a flood, but that
we undoubtedly have plenty of ma
terial to make on^, The winter snow
fall has been excessive and continued
cold and cool weather has left the bulk
of it still unmelted. "fhe total snow
fall In the northern part of the valley
ha* been over seventy inches. Over in
,lhe Minnesota woods to the east,
v vwhere the Ottertail and Red Lake riv
•v ers rise, the snow is reported by lutn
as so deep that it has serious
w/i]ly interfered with work and the lumber
wiH be short in consequence. These
two rivers arid their branches are the
-^nes that bring the flood waters ,of
^foed river.
Local snows along the valley proper
shelp fill the river, but are usually all
inelted and gone before the flood waves
jpome. This is also true as to ice in
v the river. Many people suppose that
because the ice melts first at the north
,\ .. that it jams below and causes the
floods by back water. This is not
-ftrue. The current of the Red river is
v!..TPlow and the ice almost always rots
jnto fragments before it breaks and
i-7 V'Tuns, and jams that make backwater
'i '.for any distance are unknown.
-'.w: ,•?&? There nas never been a flood until
•Awrafter the ice had gone down the river.
1897 this district had the highest
/flood known since the country was set
,'.'f ,4led and at that time the river began
rise rapidly about April 9 and April
••."V'vj#8 was at its extreme height.
V jjrille.s back and was, of course, around
/and 'about many houses and buildings
:?v.-.^|iear the river. In most cases the own
ers had moVed to places of safety, but
pome had put stock up on haystacks
manure heaps, or on roofs of low
^tables, and carried their household
fronds upstairs In their houses. Usu
..x- ^^Hy there is no danger In this.
In such cases some of the men folks,
4nd exceptionally the whole family, re
Inalned in the houses waiting for the
|vHtcr to go down again, holding com
tJnunlcation with the dry land by
^•^'Vlneans of small boats.
jler was the date of the awful Easter
'7* ..(Sunday storm.
'A' At that time the prairie on either
ifclde of the river was covered with
V water for a distance of one to five
The Easter storm referred to was a
heritable water blixzard and blew the
reezing waters into great waves with
erriflc violence and many of the per
|tjBona who were in the flooded houses
Vere exposed to ail the terrors of a
fctorn^ at sea.
Vi Houses were crushed and battered
|y the waves and several lives were
lost. Much property was destroyed
find the day is still remembered as the
Vorst experienced in the vally.
Ordinarily the Red river flood is a
Comparatively mild matter. When the
water gets abovo the banks the spread
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Report From Pembina Says That the Old Timers
Look for High Water In the Valley
This Spring
the Church street terminal of the Huiisou nnd Manhattan railroad in New York is thrown open for
operation on May 1, 1!X)S. th» building will not only he the largest and heaviest on Manhattan Island, but
it will have on Its topmost floor, twenty-two stories above the .street, a roof garden designed for the comfort' and
pleasure of the Railroad chib. whose membership includes Cornelius Vanderbilt. Howard Gould, George W. Per
kins, Anthony N. Brady, E. H. Gary. 1\ D. Underwood and dozens of other well known financiers. W. G. McAdoo,
president of the tunnel company, evolved the idea of a roof garden skyscraper club in the business section of
lower Manhattan, and the wealth of nif" "hn have already joiue the organization Is estimated at a httllon dol
is so great that the rest of the rise
Is very slow and remarkably regular,
usually about an inch or two an hour,
and the time when it will be necessary
to move -upstairs or elsewhere can be
calculated to an hour.
Everybody generally waits until the
last minute, hoping that the flood may
stop. Instances are known where the
household waited until the water was
within one inch of the floors and then
had their patience rewarded by not
having to even take up their carpets,
as that was the highest point reached
by the flood. These instances are men
tioned to show that the ordinary flood
has no dangerous features, except such
as are inherent to the small boy in the
presence of nearby water.
Last fall the snow came before the
ground froze and there Is no frost in
the ground now, besides this the land
Was very dry. These two conditions
will help to take care of the melting
snows, when they melt. Much depends
on the weather for the next twenty
days. Warm, sunny days and brisk
winds will take up Immense amounts
of the surplus snow, and sometimes
there's unknown elements that work,
which no tnan can understand.
For instance, in the 1897 flood there
was every reason apparent that Win
nipeg should be flooded, after Pembina
and Grand Forks, but the water there
just went as high as the banks.
Just now the people are watching
the weather very closely. The valley
has seen only two big floods, 1882 and
1897, and we don't want any more.
Every cold day now increases the dan
Annual Meeting Opened in Jaekfttttt?
Ky., Today.
Jackson, Ky., March 12.^—A big
gathering of Woodmen of the World,
opened here today, and" will continue
until March 1*. The headquarters are
at the Windsor hotel, and the sessions
will be in the auditorium of the hotel.
Today the convention was called to or
der by Ool. Thomas W. Mitchell, gen
eral manager for Georgia and Florida.
Committees were appointed and the
convention adjourned to the city coun
cil chamber, where Mayor Sovereign
W. H. Baker, mayor of Jacksonville,
delivered an address of welcome, and
turned the keys of the city over to the
assembled delegates. The delegates
were then photographed on the lawn
of the municipal building. At the Aft
ernoon session the reports of commit
tees were received, and exemplifica
tion of the work was given, all Wood
men having a good opportunity to see
the initiation of candidates done in fine
style by the Palmetto Guards. As a
degree team the Palmetto Guards do
some flue work.
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No Patent Medicines Can Be 8old in
Dominion Until Affidavit Is Made
Concerning Ingredients Penalties
Ottawa, March 12.—William Tem
pleton has Introduced a bjll in the
house of commons respecting propri
etary and patent medicines. It pro
vides thaf no package of medicine
shall be sold unless a sample of It has
been sent to the minister for registra
tion, accompanied by an affldavit as
to whether it contains alcohol or poi
sons, and their percentages. None
can be sold unless it is of the same
composition as the standard sample.
Every bottle or package of medicine
ottered for sale must have the inland
revenue stamp attached to it. If the
analysis discloses that the sample
submitted does not conform to the
statement that accompanies it, or if
the minister considers the medicine
unfit for use. the dealer will have an
opportunity to present his side of the
ca*e, after which the minister, if he
deemn it advisable, may prohibit the
manufacture, importation or sale of
the medicine. The act applies to any
one who is not known as a whole
sale manufacturer or Importer, but
who makes or imports proprietary or
patent medicines for sale direct to
consumers. A distribution of medi
cine samples from door to door Is pro
hibited. The esssence of cocaine in
patent medicines is prohibited. The
penalties provided reach a maximum
of $r»oo and imprisonment for twelve
Cincinnati, March 12.—Senator J. B.
8 Foraker ia preparing a photo
3 graphic campaign for his own $
nomination at the hands of the
republican party for the presi
The unique boom will be $
launched as soon as he returns $
from Washington.
$ As a preliminary he has con- i
trac'ted with Bellsmlth, a Clncin- 3
nati photographer, for $2,000 $
worth of photographs of himself. $
$ It is said he will distribute them $
all over the country and to news- $
papers $
By this method the wily Jo
seph expects to counteract the 8
culinary campaign of that sol
"$ emn statesman, Vice President
$ Fairbanks, who has been giving
3 a dinner every night in Washing- $
ton to everybody who he thinks $
$ can help him in his noble ambi
tion to be a safe and sane can- $
S didate for the presidency next S
year. $
As finally pas#ed by both houses,
Representative Haugen's bill No. 195
reads as follows:
All persons holding federal tiquor
licenses In this state shall be required
to register the same with the county
auditor and pay a registration fee of
The holders of all such federal tax
receipts or licenses will also be obliged
to publish for three successive weeks,
In each of the official county and city
newspapers, a notice giving the name
of persons to whom the government
tax receipt is issued, date of same, de
scription of property where same is
posted, number of lot and block, and
specifically describing the room where
notice is posted. Such notices are -to
be published for three successive
weeks in each newspaper, and failure
to do so constitutes a misdemeanor.
If the party in whose name the license
is issued fails to make the publication
and registration required by the act,
it becomes the duty of the owner or
lessor of the premises on which the
government license is posted to do so
under the penalties.
The" object of this act is evidently
to give the widest publicity to the
holding of a federal license to trans
act an unlawful business in this state,
and particularly describing the place
or premises wherein or whereon such
license is posted. As there are about
1,700 federal licenses out in this state,
If they comply with the provisions of
this bill, the general fund of the vari
ous counties will receive something
like $17,000 in filing fees, and the offi
cial newspapers of the state will have
quite a revenue through the publica
tion provision, unless the peace offi
cers should get busy, which is very
likely to occur—with the information
such publicity would afford.
If this bill becomes a law and its
provisions can be enforced, there is
little doubt but that the number of
government licenses in this state
would dwindle very materially. Pub
licity of such matters would tend to
put a quietus on blind piglsm.
The full tfcxt of the bill is as ftl
"A BHi for. Act Providing for the
Publication and Registration of Spe
cial Tax Receipts or Licenses from
the Goverpment of the United States
to Sell Distilled, Malt and Fermented
Liquors, Issued to Persons in North
Dakota, the Payment and Collection
of Registration Fees and Publication
Fees, Regulating the Posting and
Exhibiting of Such Tax Receipts or
Licenses, Prescribing the Duties of
Officials and Owners and Lessors of
Property in Relation Thereto, Pre
scribing Penalties for Failure to
Perform the Duties Prescribed and
Other Regulations Pertaining to the
Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.
"Be It Enacted by the Legislative
Assembly of the State of ^iorth Da
"Section 1. Every receipt, stamp or
license showing payment of the spe
cial tax levied under the laws of the
United States upon the business of
selling distilled, malt or fermented
liquor, issued to or held by any per
son, Arm or corporation in this state,
shall be registered and published as
in this act required.
"Sec. 2. Immediately upon posting
or displaying the special taxe receipt
or license mentioned in section 1 of
this act as required under govern
ment, regulations, it' shall be the duty
of the person In whose name such tax
receipt or license is issued to cause to
be published for three successive
weeks in the official newspapers of
the county, and for the same period In
the official newspaper of thecity, if
within an incorporated city, a notice
which shall contain the following in
formation: Name of person to whom
the government tax receipt or license
is issued date of s'peclal tax receipt
or license description of property
where said tax receipt or license ks
posted, and, if within an incorporated
city, th«vnumber of the lot and block
and street number, and setting forth
specifically the room, building or place
where said tax receipt or license is
posted the name of the owner and
the name of the lessor of the property
in which said tax receipt or license is
posted. Upon discontinuance of busi
ness or removal of the special tax re
ceipt or license mentioned in section 1
ffom that the Ml creating: the office
of temperance commissioner has been
passed by both houses it Is pretty cer
tain the governor will sign this and
the other bills looking to the better en
forcement of the prohibition law. To
back up his work the temperance com
missioner will have not only the origi
nal prohibition law but the help of the
following measures which wil doubt
less become laws: Compelling the
holders of government tax receipts for
the sale of liquor to register the same
with the county auditor and pay a fee
for the privilege, This bill also makes
it the duty of the auditor to get infor
mation from the revenue officers as to
who have paid taxes. It has also bfeen
made unlawful to rent a building of
,any kind or a room for the sale if 11-
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New Measure Is a
Blow to Pi c(^ers
Und#rtlle Provisions of the Haugen Bitl That Has
Passed Both Houses Everybody Will Be In
formed Regarding Government Licenses
Thfe OffIcc of temperanu
Commissioner Is no Snap
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of this, a$l: W pttother building or
place, a sllnJTar notice containing the
information prescribed In this section
shall be published in the same man
ner as prescribed herein and setting
forth further the fact of removal, giv
ing date and description of place to
which such removal is made as fully
as In the original notice.
"Sec. 8. It shall be the further
duty of any person to whom a tax re
ceipt or license from the government
of the United States is Issued as men
tioned in section 1 of this act, to file a
duly authenticated copy of the same
before or immediately upon posting. If
In an incorporated city, with the city
auditor, otherwise with the county
auditor of the county, and pay a fee
for the filing thereof of $10, which
fee shall be turned Into the general
fund of the city or county, as the case
may be.
"Sec. 4. The city auditor, if in an
incorporated c^ty, or county auditor, If
not within an Incorporated city, shall
be required to publish in the official
newspaper of the city and each of the
official newspapers of the county the
first week in each month a list of all
such tax receipts or licenses filed dur
ing the previous month, such notice
to be published pne week In each
"Sec. 5. The fee for publication of
notices required under this act shall
be the same as allowed by law for
publication of other legal notices, and
the publisher may require the fee for
such publication to be paid in advance.
Upon the expiration of the publication
required by this act the publisher or
manager of the newspaper in which
said notice is published shall make an
affldavit of publication, with a copy of
the advertisement attached thereto,
together with the copy of notice or
advertisement referred to herein shall
be posted and remain posted at all
times with the tax receipt or license
referred to in section 1 of this act.
"Sec. 6. In case the person to whom
the tax receipt or license referred to
In section 1 of this act shall be Issued
shall fall to cause to be published the
notice required by this act, it shall be
the duty of the owner 4r lessor of the
premises whereon or wherein the tax
receipt or license from the govern
ment of the United States referred to
in section 1 of this act shall be posted
to cause such advertisement to be
published as in this act required, and
if such owner shall knowingly fail to
do so he shall be guilty of a misde
"Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of
every sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable,
mayor, marshal, police judge and po
lice officer of any city or town having
knowledge of any violations of the
quor, such violator bstng subject to
the same punishment awarded a pig
ger upon conviction. Under a new law
anybody that believes liquors are be
ing kept in a building or place can,
upon affidavit, secure a search warrant
and have the stuff, if found, destroy
ed. Another law defines liquor to In
clude all the home made decoctions of
tobacco Juice find red pepper com
monly sold In pigs for booze, even the
alleged harmless soft drinks falling
under the ban. And then there is the
law forbidding the soliciting of orders
for intoxicating liquors. Backed by
all of these things the temperance
commissioner ought to be able to lo
cate the pig's without much trouble
and put them out of business. The
commissioner has ample power to
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provisions of this act to notify the! them could ousted from offloe on
state's attorney of the fact of such this account.
violation, and to furnish him the
names of any witnesses within his
knowledge by whom such violation
can be proven. If any such officer
shall fail to comply with the provi
sions of this section he shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and upon convic
tion, in addition to the punishment
therefor prescribed by law, shall for
feit his office. For failure or neglect
of official duty In the enformement of
this act, any of the city or county
officers herein referred to may be re
moved by civil action.
"Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the
county auditor of each county to ap
ply to the internal revenue department
of the government of the United
States the first week in each month
for a list of all special tax receipts or
licenses mentioned in section 1 of this
act, Issued to persons within his
county, naming the persons, date and
places, and the same shall be immedi
ately published one week in each of
the official newspapers of the county
and city. The cost of procuring such
Information, upon filing of a duly veri
fied voucher, shall be paid by the
county «ui other county expenses are
"See.,®. Failure on the part of any
person to comply with the provisions
of this act shall constitute a misde
"Sec. 10. Whereas, it Is desirable
that the publicity required by this act
shall begin as soon as possible, an
emergency exists and this act shall be
in force from and after its passage
and approval."
The Disappearance o# Wit­
nesses in the Bismarck Blind Pig
Charge Against the Alderman May
Cripple Prosecution.
Bismarck, N. D.. March 12.—Alder
man E. O. Patterson, who was airested
Saturday charged by three of his din
ing room girls with maintaining a
blind pig, is laughing today.
The girls took the late train Mon
day for the twin cities, and the state's
attorney is up In the air for witnesses.
It Is suspected that Mr. Patterson
paid the girls the wages in dispute,
and for which they began suit Sat
urday in connection with their com
plaint in the liquor case, and as that
was what they were most anxious
about, they folded their tents and sil
ently went away.
It Is said the prosecution has other
evidence, at least enough to hold the
injunction on the entire hotel property,
which belongs to the Northern Pacific
It Is expected that the alderman will
make reprisals on other liquor sellers,
and all the liquor venders are on the
anxious seat.
Assistant Attorney General Miller
announced yesterday that the blind
piggers of Bismarck must go, and that
he would make it his business to see
that they are closed and kept closed
from now on.
In speaking of the matter he said:
"I shall make it my business as assist
ant attorney general to see that the
prohibition law is enforced in the city
of Bismarck from now on, and the
liquor selling shall be restrained as far
as possible.
"I shall notify all officials charged
with the enforcement of the law and
prevention of the sale of liquor that
it is their duty to secure evidence and
when It is found to prosecute upon
It, and If they fall In this duty I will
begin proceedings to oust them from
office. This applies to the state's at
torney, mayor, sherifT and police.
"If the law cannot be enforced in any
other way I wilj secure the evidence
and prosecute the cases myself, and I
have little doubt that convictions will
follow, for there is an abundance of
evidence that must, '"omiiej fnnu^.
It is considered here that this Is the
beginning of the governor's fulfillment
of his campaign pledge that if he was
elected he would endeavor to have all
the laws enforced.
Attorney General Miller's announce
ment, following upon the arrest of Al
derman Patterson and the spiriting
away of the witnesses against him, has
caused a sensation, a# It is alleged that
several of the city and county officials
are, or have been Interested in the sale
of liquor, and It Is alleged some of
But Miners Carry it Out Wrappsd in
Wet Blanksts.
Carpio, N. D., March 12.—There was'
a narrow escape from a terrible explos
ion at the White Ash lignite mine, be
tween here and Donnybrook, when the
blacksmith shop took fire. In the shop
was stored a large quantity of blast
ing powder, and the flames were dan
gerously near to this when the miners
hui riedly entered the burning building
and wrapping the powder In wet frlftn
kets succeeded In getting it out.
Bridge Across Missouri.
Mobrldge 8. D„ Maroh 12.—The tem
porary bridge across the Missouri
river at this point has been torn down
and work, will begin at once on the
construction of the permanent struc
ture. It was feared the breaking of
the ice Jam would tear the bridge away
before construction material could be
rushed across to the other side. There
are now several engines there and and
plenty of material so the work on the
Pacific coast extension will contllMM
without interruption.
Camara Club's Exhibit
Rochester, N. Y.. March It.—Hits
^car*« exhibit of the Rochester Cam
era club today in the club rooms of
the Wilder Arcade, is of unusual at
tractiveness as it is to include several
exhibits from Curtiss Veil, generaiy
believed the most artistic photographer
In New York. The pictures which Mr.
Veil sends were shown at an exhibit
in London, and were much admired.
make it exceedingly interesting, and
will have plenty of help in doing the
work. It has been aald by the liquor
people that they would soon be able
to buy immunity from the commis
sioner, as they have from others, and
thus make the law a faixe, but It will
remain to be seen if it can be done.
It is a certainty that the liquor inter
estjj will jle awake nights scheming to
cast discredit upon the commissioner
and it is to be expected that all kinds
of reports to his disadvantage will b« 1
sprung. Much will depend upon the I
governor and whom he appoints as to
whether the commissioner will be able $
to survive the attack, but the friends
of prohibition as well as the advocates
of high license are confident that an
honest trial will be made of the new
laws in the hope that If thev prove
falluies it will become evident to all
that prohibition will not prohibit, and
that an opportunity should be given
the people to gay if they want any
more of it.
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