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Snow tonight or Thursday* Moder ate temperature. FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV.: 17, 1891,. Fargo Womaa Asphyxiate? Mr. and Mrs. Gordon had been living at 313 Eighth avenue north until about two weeks ago, when they took rooms at the Viking hotel, until they could secure rooms for housekeeping. Mrs. Gordon is a traveling salesman and is in the employ of Finch, Van Slyck & McConville of St. Paui, a wholesale house which does a big business in the state of North Dakota. He had form erly been engaged in the hotel business at Pelican Rapids, Minn., where the parents of Mrs. Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Rudd, still reside, and they had only been in Fargo a few months. Mrs. Bauer, the owner of the house had agreed to keep the Gordon family in fuel and this morning at 7:30 she went over to the house to see that the fires were going all right, but on knock ing at the door she received no re sponse, but heard one of the children making a noise. Thinking that Mrs. Gordon had been working late putting things to rights and was sleeping late, she left, but returned about 9:30 and after repeatedly knocking and getting no response, but still hearing the chil AN EARLY Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 29.—The great rush of bills so far introduced, which now number about 400 is now ac counted for in the fact that in view of the enormous expense the present assembly has cost the state and with a lack of sufficient funds to carry the session to the end of the sixty day period, an early adjournment is being considered by members of both |}r&nch68* At the present rate the legislature Is going the resources of the state for legislative purposes will be exhaust ed some time before the end of the session. Change in Election Law*. v. A bill was introduced the MHp ate this afternoon looking towards the eventual election of state officers for four years and giving the governor a cabinet, the same as tho president of the United States. The bill will provide for, first a four year term for state officers and a session of the legislature every three years. This is provided for so that the change will not be too sudden for the people of the state. It is generally understood around the capitol that no appointments will be sent to the senate from the gov ernor's office until after the Tjecess which starts with the close of the ses sion tomorrow. Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 29— Representative Divet introduced a bill today making it possible for candi dates for political office to contribute to a religious or charitable organiza tion of which he is a member. The corrupt practice act of 1911 cut out all contributions of whatever charac ter. The resolution by Representative Leu calls for the publication of a legis lative bulletin in place of the present cumbersome journal and providing for an editor for the bulletin in each branch. The journal run will be cut from 2,500 to 500 and the present mailing list receiving the house and eenate bills and journals will be sent only the bulletin and they are to so out the same day they are printed. Lindstrom offered a bill creating Oct. 12 a legal holiday to be known as Columbus day. Among the senate bills introduced today is one for a fair at Beach, ap propriating $2,500. One appropriating $2,500 for improving the executive mansion. »er*tor Cashel baa a bill to permit Mrs. C. J. Gordon Dead and Two Children Near Death From C(fc' Gas In Avenue North Mrs. C. J. Gordon is dead and- her two children are in a serious condi tion from the deadly fumes of coal'gas from a heating stove. The discovery was made about 9:30 this morning. the house occupied by the family, No. 811 Seventh avenue north. Mrs. Gordon and the children only moved into the upper story of the res idence yesterday, last night being the first they had occupied the house. It is owned by Mrs. A. O. Brauer, who re sides the next door east and for some time there have been plumbers and carpenters at work making repairs and remodeling the house for apartments. NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATURE P^fUKIF Not Enough Fuids to Carry Sessitn Sixty Days Four Year Term Bill Was In troduced Today No Appointments Expected Until After Recess 4''A" Her Home at 3 ^v^eventh This Morning Htshand Was Away on the Road— He Is Traveling VanSIyck & McConville »f St. Paul House Was Broftea Open at 9:30 and It Was Found That Fumes From Heating Stove Had Been Fatal dren crying, she went over and se cured the assistance of some plumbers and together they went back to the house and at her suggestion the front door was broken open. The party went up stairs and found Mrs. Gordon ap parently sleeping peacefully, but an in vestigation showed that she was dead The two children were very sick and had been vomiting. At once Drs. Burton and Brown were summoned and the former secured the Union Light, Heat & Power Co.'s pul motor and started for the house. Aft er working for an hour with Mrs. Gor don, the doctor saw that it was useless as she had evidently been dead for over an hour, and he gave his attention to the two children, whose names are Carleton, aged S years 6 months and Constance, aged 4 years and 6 months, and by the hardest kind of work their lives'were saved and they were taken to a hospital, where they are doing nicely. The remains of the mother were taken to the Luger morgue and prepared for burial by Undertaker Dougherty. Mrs. Gordon was about 26 years of age and was a very pleasant young wo man, who was loved by a large circle of friends in this city. Mr. Gordon was this afternoon found at Cold Springs, Minn., by the tele graph operator of the Great Northern with the assistance of the Northwest em Telephone Co., and was notified of the sad trouble that had entered his home and he will arrive in the city this evening at 9:30 on the Crookston train on the Great Northern. It is stated by friends of the family that the remains will likely be taken to Pelican Rapida for interment. T'*'" farmers to ditch their own land for draining purposes and Senator Elling son offered one permitting cancelled corporations to renew charters. TOE IMS FASSAliE BE KENYON BILL Bismarck,. N. D., Jan. 29.—It is evi dent that the members of the house of representatives of the thirteenth legis lative assembly of North Dakota fear that the rule passed prohibiting the introduction of bills after the fortieth day will be enforced this year as there were thirty-five new measures offered yesterday. The reading of these new bills took up a good part of two hours and a half the house was in session but there was also a good deal of time put in the consideration of bills be fore final passage and in a committee of the whole. There were a number of new bills offered having to do with the adminis tration of affairs of cities and villages, most of them amending laws now on the books of the state. There was one bill offered which if passed will raisfe the pay of county clerks and there has been a lobby here looking after the interests of the bill even before it was introduced. There is a plan em- I i bodied in the bill to do away with the fee systems and pay the clerks on a basis of the values of property in the county. One of the freak bills offered prohibits the location of a cemetery within eighty rods of a school house or the establishment of a cemetery with in eighty rods of a schoolhouse An other bill would affix a fine of 50 "cents for every day a warehouseman or ele vator owner delays in sending in his report of grain bought or shipped dur ing the year, the report to be made to the commissioner of agriculture of the state. Favor Kenyon Bill. The Coltom resolution memoraMsdn# congress to pass the Kenyon liquor bill now pending in the senate, was put on its third reading and final passage by a suspension of the rule and passed with 89 ayes, 11 nays and 11 absent and not voting. Ployhar's initiative and referendum and recall bill was made special order of business for 3 o'clock Wednesday and then Ployhar attempted to have the motion recon sidered but failed. It is expected that there will be a good many people from outside when the bill is presented and Ployhar stated that everyone knew where they stood on the matter now as well as they would then, but the mo tion lost and the bill will be consider- I ed on the first day after recess. Ploy har asked "that there be a roll call on the motion to reconsider as he wanted everyone to be put on record as to where they stood on the measure. There was a good deal of argument over the matter and the final roll call resulted in 39 for reconsideration. 54 against and 8 absent and not voting. When roll call was asked for Speaker Fraine cautioned the members not to be too free in caling for a roll call and stated that in this particular instance there was no way of finding where anyone stood except on the final pas sage of the bill. Another bill that caused a good deal of commotion was house bill No. 18, which provides that after an election the ballots must be sealed and return ed to the county auditor. This is put forth as a means of hastening and making more economical the hearing and decision of contest cases. There was a good many different ideas as to the amount of mileage that should be allowed the men who bring in the elec tion returns, but the committee of the whole finally determined to report the bill to pass with the 10 cent milessre clause. During the discussion of this bill, the committee arose so that the members of the committee on rail roads might be excused to attend a Contined on Page Eight. ,V Wv #1!^ "'v th V & 'Vv J, A & 'Av ,4s, 1§§ s? VH s 5- „siU' $ s\ :/V u i. $• Xs'-'' 'j i. $• s 'j ^x yl i $ i $ '-Tr S' o ^N\v' %s w ^55 s-SiS The eastern motorists are particu larly interested in, what this state EQUITY 1EEIING TBHAY ill VELft Velva, N. D., Jan. 29.—The North Dakota state union of the American Society of Equity is holding Its annual convention at Velva beginning yester day. About seventy-five delegates from different parts of the state are in attendance and interesting meet ings are being held in the operahouse. The convention came to order yes terday morning with Pres. M, P. Johnson of Donnybrook in the chair and J. M. Anderson of Fargo secre tary. W. A. Peck of Minot, district super visor of the Better Farming associa tion, gave a very interesting address yesterday on the origin, purpose and work of the association. George S. Lofthus of Minneapolis addressed the meeting this afternoon on Terminal Grain Markets and Transportation. A banquet will be given this even'-' ing under ,the auspices qf the lofial union.- The sessions close tonight. .. AT s La Oil ran DELAWARE U.l Dover, Del., Jan. 29.—Willard Saulsbury, democrat," was elected United States senator from Delaware to succeed Senator Richardson, re*' publican. JAP AMBASSAOOSE •ENTERS CABINET "r *... TokJo, Jam 29.—Baron Takaaki Ka-' to, hitherto Japanese ambassador to Gr§at Britain, was officially nominat ed Japanese foreign minister, in the cabinet with Taro Katsura as premier. ELECTEI llillAY Little Rock, Jan, 29.—Joseph T. Rob inson, democrat, was elected United States senator to, succeed the late Jeff Davis. v\ '7 Gr AND DAILY REPUBLICAN GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT IN NORTH DAKOTA ATTRACTS ATTENTION OF OTHER STATES iV «r-«- X11?*!*-* &">• \iC\ ,,"5 v ^S-ts:: .. V I- i. f-, 4 J. 'if'''' i \, -i s N N V Vt 1 4 .• s vV i s N a -v- '1K. 1 v \$ti Vs i *w» and the proposed building of a com prehensive road system as outlined in the senate bill of Senator Hughes has attracted the attention of other state legislators and every good roads apos tle in the country. North Dakota has never been classed as a road building state and inasmuch as it has been proposed to build highways across the state—one from Fargo: and another, from Grand Forks—to connect with the Montana state line, it is believed that dynamic energy will be exercised by all civic and commercial bodies as well as motor car associations to further the interest of the good roads movement. s\ V.f The agitation for better highways proposes to do. With thousands or which has been developed in this state' motorists afforded an opportunity in the form of passable highways to vis it this state it is believed that e fe Vflrt a: -9 1 f-j V N:I ft"*#? ft. 4 's .-If /-X? v 4 iV --CW- *^K: v V 1, 1 N, v 'C -v ws* -1 v\- 'i ,^ -i JLs Standard bitumi'nous highway of Nsw York whieh co«t $16,000 per mile. The above illustration shows the standard bituminous highway of New York which cost approximately $16,000 per mile. The road has a six-inch base on a well drained foundation. On this is placed various sizes of rock we Great Strike at Rankin, Pa., Started Attacked Am* Steel & Wire Co* Plant One Killed arid a Dozen Were Wounded Pittsburg, Jan.' 29.—Armed guards, under the command of Sheriff Judd Bruff, swarmed the streets surrounding the Rankin plant of the American Steel & Wire Co., where last night one was killed and a dozen wounded in a gun fight between the striking steel work ers and guards. Not a striker was in sight, the orders issued by the leaders to remain indoors, being observed. All the men and women injured are re ported improved. Thomas H. Flynn, general organizer of the American Federation of Labor, in charge of the strike, received a tele gram from Sec. Frank Morrison of the federation announcing the strike, which was called to the attention of Representative Stanley, chairman of the steel trust investigating commit tee, who promised immediate action. According to the telegram, the.investi gators will be sent from Washington to Rankin. PLEADING FOR A fit Petersburg, Jan** 29.r--T.fte urg ent request for Russian assistance against the Chinese army invading in ner Manchuria and threating the existence of the new state of Mon golia is made by the Mongolian dele gation. The Mongolian government dispatched some available troops against the invaders,. FACTS OF INTEREST ABOUT FARGO BWgo tbe ata!^ beadquartfirs for. practically all of the great insurance companies of Worth America and all foreign' countries that do business in the United States. Besides the companies having head quarters here, there are four companies which have their home in this city. These four are the Pioneer Life Insurance Co., The Northern Mutual Fire Insurance Co., The Fafgo Fire A Marine Tnq. 3, and the Retail Merchant's Association Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Following are the insurance agents having headquarters or offices here: Henry Amerland, Anheler fc Risteigen, Thos. Baker, jr. & Co., Dallas BoIIick, E. P. Briggs, Bristol Insurance agency, R. C. Burnett, H. G. Carpenter, J. D. Carpenter, James Door, J. P. Graber, J. G. Halland, Hatcher Bros., A. N. Hathaway, H. J. C. Hirschmann, Hodgson Realty Co., W. J. Lane, Wilbu^ Lawrence, D. M.Lynch, Sam McDonald, N. L. Nelsdn, Morton Page & Son, Rupert-Warner agency, C, C. Schuyler,'"Smith & Squire, F. W. Thomas, J. F. Treat, J. C. Turner, A. B. Walker Ins. agency, Wheelock & Wheelock, J. C. Whitney, F. H, Wilder. W' iSv. V ', FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1913. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 187a. A~'V Mi v A 4 .4 .,i WW?' si i y /•5 i •& o"vi xx-f L, C'jjf "rv %*l £&*'' s, 'v •. s i 6 ~"i} '«, X.-V V v $ A '$, 5 busi ness men. woPld profit by the tourist trade,, which is. always cash. In ad dition to this the local farmer will be benefited more than any one else because with a road which is passable at all seasons of the year he can get to town any day he wishes with his produce and return with his city merchandise. Better highways also mean the disappearance .of four and six horse hitches. On a good road two horses can haul more than four or six on a muddy road. & 'M and stone- By what is known as the penetration system the rock U v Jt£\ i. .. v A'* fSC vp t- & w V $ v itr"* **-s '.v v .. .• •. -c .v. tf by* 1s held firm by the pouring of natural '.ike asphalt. This acts as a binder and keeps the road in place. The top sur face binder is three inches thick and does not ravel under the heavy pounding and pulling of tralUc, caused principally by the motor car and mo tor truck. Last year New York spent $33,000,000 on new roads nnd at the last election 'the voters, by a large majority, carried the coiistitution.il amendment to spend $50,000,000 this year. *ne of the main arguments In favor of good roads and pavement* is that the states whi have gone into 'ho business usually keep increasing their appropriations rach year. One of the helpful features of Sena tor Hughes' bill is the proposed sys tem of paying road taxes in cash in stead of having this tax paid in labor. SUFFRAGETTES SENT IB JAIL London, Jan. 29.—-"General" (Mrs.) Drummond and thirty other militant suffragettes will spend the next four teen days in jail as a result of the determination to force Lloyd-George, the chancellor exchequer, to receive them as a deputation at the house of commons last night. All the prisoners declared to the court, when sentenced, they would immediately start on a "hunger strike." Mrs. Drummond complained during the hearing that the police handled her roughly when arrested and de clared "It was war to the knife" on all women who refused the option of pay ing a fine. THREATENED CITY WITH EXTINCTION Kansas Olty^ Jah. 29.—A threat to destroy the city unless $100,000 was placed in his hands immediately led to the arrest of John Tailburg, a Danish laborer. The letter said Tail bur* had a claim against the city for trying to take his life and would destroy the city before FebT -f unless the amount was paid. 4 I INCREASES WEALTH Washington, Jan. 27.—The United States is $10,861 richer through the carelessness of people neglecting to place return addresses on mail. The annual "dead letter sale" netted that sum. Unmounted diamonds of more than three carats, went for $350, TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN HELP AM TtHi^iE CD. Washington, Jan. 29.—The Inter state commerce commission issued a formal order of inquiry into the af fairs of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. The investigation was recently transferred to the commis sion from the department of justice by Wicker sham. Strong Arraignment of the Snuff Evil by Professor It is evident that a bitter battle is to be waged at Bismarck over the pas sage of house bill No. 151, which pro hibits the sale of Bnuff In North Da kota. At the last session a law was passed which was supposed to prohib it the sale of this article, but when an attempt was made to enforce it. it was found that a little joker had been slip ped in which made the law absolutely valueless. This year a bill has been drawn up which is said to be "iron-clad" and a big effort is being made to pass it. The W. C. T. U. is taking a hand in the tight to get the bill through. Mrs. Elizabeth Preston Anderson, state president of the W. T. IT., has secured the following arraignment of the snuff evil from Professor Ladd, who was the Instigator of the move ment: "What about the sale of snuff In North Dakota? It took, so It Is said, $10,000 in the closing hours of the last legislature to turn the trick of chang ing the law from the prohibition to the legalizing of the sale and use of snuff in North Dakota. "China had forced upon her the leg alized use of opium that has degraded her working people and other citizens to fiendish brutality, and this, that a few far away might bo made rich in the traffic. "And so North Dakota has forced upon her the Bale of snuff, and why? Apparently, that a few men. according to the report of the commissioner of corporations to President Taft, might go on drawing dividends of from 20 to 27 per cent on 'water,' pure and simple stock that never cost a cent, never rep resented a dollar and thus the evil of NVESIIfiATE 3 if Lif1 Would Know Its Part 11 Re cent Campaign Republicans LostConfirmations Again LaFtllette and Bristow Voted With Democrats THE DAY IN CONGRE88. The Senate. Resumed debate of the Le Ver agricultural extension bill. The House. Debate begun on the Lincoln memorial bill. The currency reform committee continued its hearing. The McGuire bill appropriating $2,200,000 for the building at the state fair grounds was rejected by the agriculture committee. The "shipping pool" investiga tion by the merchants marine committee was continued, E. M. Bull teetlfing. The judiciary committee voted to finally act upon the workmen's compensation act on Saturday, and on all interstate liquor shipment bills Wednesday. The railroad interests before the interstate commerce commission objected to the Kenyon uniform freight classification bill. Washington, Jan. 29.—Investigation into the alleged activity of the post office department's connection with President Taft's campaign forecasted one of the first developments before the senate campaign expenditures com mittee as a result of the senate's ex tending the committee's authority to cover campaign ending Nov. 5,1912. It is understood Senator Clapp, chairman of the investigation commit tee, contemplates calling Postmaster General Hitchcock, Charles Hilles, re publican national chairman and others connected with the republican cam paign among the first witnesses. Republicans Lost. By a tie vote the republicans of the senate lost in the effort to force an other executive session to consider President Taft's appointments. The democratic leaders forced a roll call, with the aid of Senators Bristow and LaFollette, republicans. Senator Poindexter. a progressive, prevented a resumption of the flght. Wants Ship Commission. E. M. Bull, of the Bull Steamship Co. before the house ship investigat ing committee, recommended the regu lation of the shipping conference that fixes rates. He recommended a com mission similar to the interstate cota merce commission. May Encourage Smuggling. Ludwig Nessen, a New York dia mond importer, protested that a high er duty encouraged smuggling. R, C. Rhett, of Charleston, S. C-. wanted the duty on manufacturers' asbestos re tained in the free admission of raw material. The boot and shoe interests were largely represented in a united op position to the reduction of the boot and shoe tariff. They contended the reduction will necessitate a radical readjustment of wages and the stand ards of living, to compete with Euro pean wages. "Sundries," ranging from sunshades Continued on Page Eight. It THIS ISSUE PAGES Bitter Fight Is Promised in Legislature Before Fate of House Bill 151 Is Settled Pure Food Commissioier Says Snuff Is "Greatest Evilor Vice in Our Day" Undermines Health and Intellect, Weakens Moral Nature and Leaves Its Yictim a Wreck" snuff chewing is legalized in North Da kota. It was bad enough that we had the evil, far worse that it should be legalized by legislative enactment, and I trust that the present legislature may at lea-st remove from the statute an act that cannot be looked upon with credit by thinking people who know the effects of snuff upon those who are users of the same. "How tho trick was done I do not know, but can they do it again? Will the people stand for It? Allow the trust, which control, it is said, 96 per cent of the snuff business, to reap their millions, aJid the health of our young inen, our transient laborers and of our citizens to be dragged down, for the terrible effects will be most pronounc ed in futare generations. No, it can never be, for I have the fullest con fidence In the will of the people when they once realize what has been done. "in bulletin 29 of the food depart ment. now out of print, I brought to gether some of the facts from which, after careful study and research, I compiled the data and from which I draw freely: "Do you know what the greatest evil or vice of our day is here in North Da kota? Do you know what is under mining most seriously not only the health but intellectual and moral char acter of those who are addicted to the habit? If we are to believe the state ments made by many parents, by friends of the victims and confirmed by some of the most reputable physi cians, then we shall have to admit that the use of snuff, as now practiced, is one of the worst evils of our time. My 'Continued on Page Six. 111 Forbids Europe to Turkey in Asia Touch Turkey Expected to Make Im portant Coicession Balkans Drafted Fiial Note t# Ottomais Constantinople, Jan. 29.—"Hands off of all Turkish possessions In Asia" la Germany's pointed notification to all concerned. This messago given by the German ambassador to Turkey, la the course of a speech at Testony concluded a dinner U) honoc ot Emperor William. "The future of Turkey In Asia Minor," said Ambassador Von Wan genheim, "and the German interests in Asia Minor are great and bound up with those of Turkey. To the Turkish possessions there, Germany, attaches the label, 'touch me not."' An important concession is ex pected to be made by Turkey in reply to tho joint note of the European powers and the basis of the solution proposed by Turkey is said may different fr ni any yet noted. The response will be handed t® Margrave De Fallavite, the Austro Hungarlan ambassador to Turkey, as dean of the diplomatic corps, either tonight or tomorrow. London. Jan. 29.—The note drafted by the peace delegates of tho allies was delivered by the Servian delega tion's head to Rechad Pasha, the Turkish leader, today. This course was taken by the allies because of tho receipt of reports that there is grave trouble among Turkish troops station ed on the Tchatalja lines, a large por tion appearing unwilling to follow the l»'ad or the young Turks as it Is con sidered here in view of internal com plications in Turkey, by Mahmoud Shefket Pasha, the new grand viiler, may yield before the energetic allies. The gravity of the situation in Con stantinople is shown by large naval forces concentrated by the European powers at the entrance of the Dardan elles. While clouds are gathering in Constantinople, the officials are watching the situation and consider the general peace of Europe no longer in danger. Rechad Pasha expressed the hope that the powers "realizing tho unfair treatment of Turkey" would help the port surmount its difficulties and Insure peace. ours S11WATE WILL DE ISSUED Washington, Jan. 29.—The supreme court granted the request of the de partment of justice for the immediate issue of the court's mandate in the Patten cotton corner case. The man date is the official notification to the federal court of southern New York that the supreme court revised New York's indictment against Patten, Eugene Scales, Frank llayne. William Brown, for alleged conspiracy to corner cotton, and not state the ot« fense under the Sherman law.