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1 ... "if z -AS. «4, -'3 t. s ',i .'•'* THE WEATHER Snow and colder tonight Sunday generally fair and colder. Towner Comity Republicans Draff Rttokfllois i i Sennett of Cando Proposed for Attorney General Hanna "Tried and Never Found Wanting Cando. N. D., Jan. 18.—The follow ing resolutions have been adopted: We, your committee, appointed at meeting of the republican central committee of Towner county, N. D., held at the courthouse in the city of Cando, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 1912, to draft suitable resolutions, beg- to re port the following: Resolutions. 1. As representatives of the repub lican party of Towner county, we are ^Assembled at Cando in conven *tSon on Jan. 11. 1912. We take Stride in referring to the history of "tjiat great party. It has been first in vfcevry rlttep effort to develop and improve $frie condition of the American people. Jts unblemished record of over fifty gears' standing Is as priceless a mon ument as any organization could have, »nd we have unbounded faith that it %ill meet all emergencies with the tihme success that it has in the past. 2. The republican party of the na tion is soon to select its standard bear er for the November elections of 1912. iBuch standard bearer must be a man Who has proven his unflinching devo tion to the ideals of the American peo ple find who will permit no backward in the continuance of the advance to realize those ideals* "V.e believe that the man who has 4io ably ruled the nation since March, '56909, whose sincerity and honesty »n ^be discharge of his duties as presi dent of the United States, are unques tionable even by those who may not €e "1|* accord with the policies of the pres ent administration, and whose high BBt aim in life is to comply with the declaration of our martyred president, Abraham Lincoln, to the effect th*t 'ttiis shall be a government "of the peo for the people, and by the people." 1 We believe that such a man is the Jjtonorable Wm. H. Taft, president of JQue United. States, and we earnestly Recommend that a delegation favor #,e to the candidacy of Wm. H. Taft ifbr president of the United States be poured by the people of this state at the coming primaries. f:: 3. We believe that the man whose fftecord, ability and character best com irHiend him to the people of this state as the next governor of the state of North Dakota, is' that man who has •been tried and never found wanting, that man whose life experience has *(ersed him in all affairs of state and fetation, that man whose heart is in •empathy with the people and whose •very work is consecrated to their •Welfare and best interests, the Hon. X* B. Hanna of Fargo, N. D., Whom we aure proud to endorse un qualifiedly for the office of governor of the state of North Dakota 4. The interests of North Dakota .demand that Its representatives in congress be men who believe in ac 'tJon. Hon. H. T. Helgesen of Milton, St. D.. is at the present time candidate from this district for that Nrffice. He is one of the pioneers of .North Dakota. His life has been de ytoted to the development and building up of North Dakota. His untiring ef forts in that respect and his un swerving devotion to the interests of Ua constituents and the nation have been and are such in and out of office to enlist our unanimous approval jlnd endorsement of his candidacy, .^•5. By his unfailing devotion to the duties of his office and his impartial •ttitude in the discharge of justice, Judge John F. Cowan has won and Merited feelings of gratitude and ap preciation from the people of our county. Judge Cowan has most ably filled the official position of of tjie Second judicial district of our •tate for years. Because that office is Sfeost sacred to us in that it is the tmericans, jardian of society and our rights as wo are most interested In feeing to it that our choice for it is A man in whom we have implicit con fidence. Judge Cowan's record as a Jurist commands that confidence of us His manhood, his experience, his Jtarning, his knowledge of human af fairs and his penetrating power of analyzing right between men com mend Judge Cowan to us and entitles fyim to our unqualified support. Let up therefore reiterate our motto: '•Towner county is united for Judge Cowan." 6. During the coming election the people of this state are to nominate ^nd elect an attorney general. The le jffcl matters of North Dakota require that he be a man who is proficient in i- Continued on Page Ten. r# V A' 1 FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. .• •-yp I omfcs NA0EL Washington, D. C., Jan. 13.—'Should the Aldrich currency plan be carried and become a part of the banking sys tem of the United states, four men will stand out prominently next to the president as the men who are to per fect the organization. These men are the secretaries of the treasury', agri culture. commerce and Labor, and the controller. At the present time these Will Raise Sum to Improve Farm Conditions Minot, ST. D« J&n. 13,-—Twenty-five hundred dollars a year for three years was raised by the Minot Commercial club today to meet a like amount do-' nated by the Better Farming associa tion for experimental farm work in Ward county. Thomas Cooper, secretary of the as sociation at a mass meeting of busi ness men, explained the plan of the as sociation which provides for the es tablishment of experimental plats in from twelve to eighteen townships close to Minot. The association has agreed to appropriate $2,500 a year, two expert supervisors will be placed in charge of the work. COLORED MAN La^sfard, the Clean City Lakota, N. D., Jan. 13.—Freeman Alexander, the colored man who was arrested in Michigan last summer charged with stabbing a white man as a result of fight over cards, was ac quitted in the district court of Nelson county yesterday afternoon. Alexander's trial was commenced Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the case was submitted to the jury at 11 o'clock, returning its verdict about 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The case against Alexander has been an interesting one. He was arrested following a spirited race in which he was pursued by several others, and he was only captured when he attempted to board a moving passenger train and was kicked off into the hands of the officials. The light in which he was Involved took place in a houfie on the out skirts of Michigan and there was a decidedly interesting session, accord ing to all reports. BANDITS ESGM ATI Lit GUN FIGHT Newport Beach, Cal., Jan. 13.— Burglars blew open the safe of the state bank of Newport early today and are said to have obtained several thousand dollars. They also blew, open the postoffice safe. Both buildings were partially wrecked- The robbers escaped after a running revolver fight with a few residents, and are said to be headed for Los Angeles. i I, £«lge 19 of this issue is devoted to an interesting article lelling of the advantages and resources of one of Bottineau county's finest cities, and the page, which is set off with-, views of Lansford and vicinity, together with pictures of «ome of the leading cifens to whom the town owes so much, will be found of, great interest to Forum readers. V- 5. NEW CURRENCY PLAN ENCY PLAN positions are held by the following in their respective order: Franklin Mc Veagh, James Wilson, Charles Nagel, and Robert J. Tracewell. The plans outlined in the Aldrich bill provide for a division of the en tire United States Into five great sec tions with fifteen branches of the cen tral bank. A general idea of this plan is shown on the above map. In a 11 ACCIDENTS IN NORTH DAKOTA REPORT8 8HOW THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS AND TRAfeN« j/". MEN KILLED AND INJURED. Bismarck..N- D., Jan. ISir^nie rail road commission has just completed all the accidents incurred during the year of 1911 and resulting from the movement of trains, locomotives or cars in North Dakota. The record shows that of the 3,30i, 71fr passengers carried in the etate last year only a were killed, and these were killed through derailment of trains. Forty-six passengers wer« injured, 14 through careless switching, 10 by derailments, 2 by parting of trains, 10 by jumping off trains and S from other causes. Of 11,920 railroad employes 19 were killed and 205 were injured. Seven of the employes killed were trainmen, 8 were trackmen, 3 station men, and 1 other employe. SOCIALISTS GAIN Twik Mil Offieial Results. Berlin, Jan. 13.—The latest un official figures as a result of the first ballots follow: 1 Conservatives—35 elected, com pared to 69 first ballots in 1907 and 103 at dissolution second bal lots, 82. Centerists—-102 elected, compar ed to 108 in 1907, and 104 at disso lution reballots, 43. National-Liberals —elected v compared to 18 first ballots in 1907 and 51 at dissolution rebal lots, 64.' Radicals—None elected against 9 in 1907, and 49 at dissolution reballots, 50. Socialistsp44 elected.. oompared to 30 in 1907, and 18 it dissolu tion reballots, 122. independents were elected. Berlin, Jan. 13.—Today with the re turns from yesterday's election prac tically complete it was apparent that reballots must be awaited before the character of the new reichstag would be definitely known. The results, with only seventeen districts missing are: Socialists—Seats won,' 82 net gain, 24 rebayots, 113. Conservatives—SeAts won, 32 net loss of 18 reballots 65.^.: Centerists—Seats won.-^fl '"net loss of 6 reballots. 35. National-Liberals—Scats net loss of 13 reballots, 59. Radicals—Seats won, none net loss, 12 reballots,, 61. won, 4 Socialist gains it appears are tnain ly at the expense of the radicals, who are greatly disappointed at their showing. They will return to the reichstag with hardly more than three fifths of their former strength. tilVES DETAILS OF ACCOUNTING Chicago, Jan. 13.—H A. Timmlns, chief accountant for Morris & Co., re sumed the witness stand at the open ing of court today in the trial of the ten Chicago packers. Timrntns con tinued his testimony regarding the de tails of the accounting system used. The witness described each book and enumerated the accounts kept in It. Voluminous vouchers Were read, show ing the transfer of by-product credits from one department to another. J*' 't l'-'i FAJBtGO DAILY REPUBLICAN FARQd, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1912. (JAMES a general way the plan is to divide the country geographically to a large ex tent rather than In accordance with Us population. This, It Is believed, will prevent any attempt to dominat® the bank by one locality, as for in stance, the east. Other safeguards are provided against ,the absorption of too much power by thy one local ity or foody of men. LAKE STEAMER HIT ICE, Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 13.—The steamer Nettie Johnson of Marina, Ark., to Helena, Ark., today struck heavy ice in Lake L'Anguille and. sank in twenty-five feet of water. Two passengers were drowned' Fourteen others were rescued. ON BENCH WARRANTS Bismarck, N. JX» Ja® 13.—On bench warrants issued by Judge Winchester, Sheriff Barnes arrested John Robidou, Charles Campbell. James Finstad and Arthur Finstad on a charge of main taining a common nuisance. The defendants were arraigned in Judge Winchester's chambers. Robidou pleaded guilty to the charge and the court set the time of passing sentence to the first day of court which con venes Feb. 22. The bond for his ap pearance at this time was placed at #2,000. Campbell, Finstad and Schroeder treaded not guilty and were bound over to the next term of court for trial. They will remain in the county jail until a satisfactory bond is fixed. RESIGNATION OF 8AL0N ACCEPTED Washington, Jan. 13.—The president today accepted the resignation of Rob ert Bacon as ambassador to France to take effect upon the appointment and qualification of his successor. Will Form New Cabinet. Paris, Jan. 13.—M. Poincare, who was tendered the premiership yester flay, called upon President Failieres early today and announced his ac ceptance of the Invitation to form a new cabinet. cm -ft* j?- 1W:1S spun Wiji Be Only for Short Time Says Weather Man Deep Snow in Sotith—Cdfd in New York Ghica#© tan. 13.—After two weeks of the coldest weather experienced In years the temperature in the middle lakes region and the northwest is gradually rising today. The cold wave is passing eastward and southward. But according to the local weather bureau, the respite will be short. An other cold wave is believed to be form ing in the British northwest and by Monday, after two days of moderate temperatures, the stinging winds will be back. The coming cold spell may not be as severe as the one which is passing, it is said, but it will not 1*11 far short of it. Coldest in Eight Years New York, Jan. 13.—This is the coldest day Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 13.—Snow covers the greater part of Georgia and the southern and western portions of Car olinas. Business is practically sus pended so the people may witness the unusual spectacle. Winchester, Va., Jan. 13.—Northern Virginia is buiied under a foot of snow, and It is 12 degrees below zero the coldest weather in fifteen years. Manchtfc Agree Kf, /k WAS EAST MARK San Diego, Jan. 13.—Letters Intend ed to show that Mrs. Harriet P. Thurs Ston was easily influenced along re ligious lines were admitted in evidence today in a suit brought by Mrs. Thurs ston's son, George L. Fatterson, to break a will by which she left $240,000 to Madame Katherine Tingley, head of the Universal Brotherhood and Theo sophical society. The letters were written -Theodore B. Leake, ar chitect. COLO WAVE IS New York has experienced in eight years. Prom 5 degrees above zero at midnight, the mercury climbed steadily down until 6:30 a. m. it was 8 below. Then a rise set in. At 8 m. temperature was 1 below, with indications of a fcTadu&l zj&e through out t&e day. The kbseace of wia$ mfnirWeed the suffering. 8now in South. This Is Only Possible Course Pekin, Jan. 13—The abdication of the throne practically was decided on and the retirement of Jehol will take place almost immediately. A pro longed meeting of the principal mem bers of the government this afternoon partly arranged the details of the ad dication. Owing to growing disorders in the provinces, Manchu princes of the im perial clan, Manchu officials and sol diers agree that his is the only course open to the throne. "ET TU," MARY i u*' •.i-k i» .V 1*" I .„'v "KsVJf? I Financial Leaskrs of Far^o See Prosperity Ahead in Year 1912 what the outlook will be during this quadrennial crisis which now faces the country. It is generally to be expected that conditions will not be as good at such a time as during the qult.ter years when there is no general election that may result in the change of the national administra tion or policy. For this reason The Forum has deemed it advisable to obtain the candid opinions and views of the most prominent bankers and financiers in HONORED BY KING. V .v.-» *PMM?.)r*r iwry-• «3*VT. IEVERY BANKER IN THE CITY IS OPTIMISTIC OVER THE OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR The customary uncertainty of con ditions in the financial world in pres idential years naturally makes the av erage investor and business man won- fl«r EJ. Weiscr Says: I Believe We Are Going to Make Over Map of North Dakota—Year of Steady, Conservative Advance Along All Lines Says HL A. Baldwin Gearey, Loomis, Beckwith, Hagcn, Engebretson, Stern, Ktllidn and Colby, All See Prospects for a Good Year From the General Indications V SWK. Chicago, Jan. 13.—The promotion of Prof. Frederick Starr of the Univer clty of Chicago to the rank of com mander in the Order of Leopold n. is said to have been due chiefly to his researches in the Congo Free State. The honor, conferred by Kink Albert of Belgium, was suggested by Belgian minister of foreign affairs, J. Davig non. The decoration, a large gold cross surmounted by a crown, was de livered to Professor Starr through E. Havernik. Belgian minister at Wash ington together with a printed letter of commendation and the official com mission, signed by King Albert. Postal Recommendations. Washington, *Jan. 13.—Representa tive Hanna recommended the reap pointment of August H. Wahl as postmaster at Washburn and Chas. N. Murphy at Necha. Both are presi dential offices. Ah'« ~.si,'j»t i LAST EDITION THIS ISSUE 24 PAGES REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878. the metropolis and state as to wttet is the actual outlook for the year of 1912 which is just commencing. It is felt the month of January has suf ficiently progressed for all the finan* ciers to gauge to a certain degree ju»| what the year promises and holds ta store for the general business inter ests of the city, state and the nortb* west as a section of the country. Happily it will be noted that general trend of all these views, which will be found below, are not of pessimistic vein, but are bright itl their outlook. So far, it Is plain to b« Continued on Page 15, Part 2. DPATHENHS AUTO RIDE Machine Plunged through I& —Five Killed DRIVER NUMBED WITH COLD ACCIDENT HAPPENED ^AT 8HAI# A TURN—MACHINE SKIDDED ONTO ARTIFICIAL POND AND BROK^E THROUGH DRIVER ESCAPE^ BUT SUFFERS FROM EXPOSURE frento®. N. J^ Jan. II.-—Two ftttil and three women were drowned early today when an automobile in whicli they were, riding ran onto the ice cov ering an artificial stream of water used by the power plant outside this city. The men were Donald Reed, son of former Supreme Justice Alfred Reed, and Chester A. Van-Cleef, an automobile salesman. Frederick M. Foster, the third mctjii In the party, who was running ttyt automobile, escaped drowning^ but Ift suffering from exposure. Foster man* aged to escape from the machine aftfft it had broken through the ice and nUK nearly a mile to get help. The accident happened at a sharp' bend in the road. It is believed Fos ter was numbed by cold and unabte to control the machine. Two of the girls' bodies were socMH gotten out and brought to the morgi»i here. One of them is Margaret Lldall and the other Helen Mulvey, said to be from New Haven, Conn. The •hit# is Anna Hazel. Foster, who is at a road house aboffc a mile from the scene of the aeddett^t refused to give the names of the w%: men at first. 8 MY YES, COLD j*( Tli? -—-'. It ik .. ,»** -r *, %i 2 "fi it it THE "WARM SPELL" EARLY THIf MORNING WAS OF SHORT DUf|* ATION TO BE REPLACED AT 8UND0WN WITH MORE FR!GI0» ITY. No, no, don't get that «trsw bona* out! A bit of spring timet, gentle Ann£4 should not suggest a picnic on tfc* river nor a concert in the park far it from such. Just wait a week. Tfonfr that overcoat on. Persons who rushed down town morning with the firm intention looking into the heavier clothes proposi tion. and to take advantage of t]^ special "warmer-than-ever garment sales" decided to wait until noon. 4 noon today tfiey put off buying until afternoon. Then, they put It off afei together. For why? Simply becau*# it was only a. m. today ana the coldest it waa last night was 10 degrees below. It looked for &H the world though that* was to be a decided break in th# weather. But one can't always taU from where he sit* In a warm affiq* how far the thermometer will drop bdn' fore night. According to the weather xoaa tW brief letup in the in tease cold iajt night and early this morning wm jujuf to let folks know that their® won't *)«j ways be ic« in the ponds and wa.s tgp tended to afford only «. tiny from the frigidity which is predicted Itfj be coming on again as wbroag tonight accompanied by. fair $ degrees subzero at 7 4* _5 n V •',! -M bfc*'