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Suffragette Pleaded Not Guilty
to Charge
Declared to Judge She Would
Defend Herself
Objected to Having Her Speech
es Introduced
London, April 2.—rMrs. Emmaline
Pankhurst, from the prisoners' enclos
ure at the old Bailey courthouse, plead
ed "not guilty" to the charge of having
counselled certain persons whose
names are unknown, to place, felon
iously and maliciously, certain gun
powder and other explosives with in
tent to do damage to David Lloyd
George's country house at Walton
Frail looking and pale, she announc
ed to the judge she would defend her
self. The court was packed with wb
men wearing suffragette colors.
A. H. Bodkin, counsel for the treas
ury, claimed the prisoner an accessory
before the fact. Mrs. Pankhurst op
posed the introduction of police re
ports of her speeches, claiming them
inaccurate and misleading, and the
judge said she would have tile chancfe
to later correct the reports.
Minet, Bismarck aid Devils
Lake Name Commissioners
Victory for Good Government
in Most Instances
Minot, fc. D.. April 2—Nehemiah
Iavis, county judge of Ward county
for eight years, a former resident of
Fargo, was elected president of the city
commission yesterday by a majority of
twenty votes over Howard Elliott, the
fipcialist candidate.
H. E. Byorum, commissioner of .fi
nance and revenue, was re-elected, and
D- C. Dorman, socialist candidate for
commissioner, was elected.
John Lynch was elected police mag
istrate, John Burke justice of the
peace, and R. H, Bosard park commis
Patterson Candidates Won.
Bismarck, N. D., April 2.—The city
election, held yesterday, resulted In
the naming of A. W. Lucas, a mer
chant, as president of the commission,
and two new members—R. C. Battey,
manager of the International Harvest
er Co, and Christian Bertsch, jr., pro
prietor of fin implement business. W.
J. Caseman was re-elected police mag
There was intense interest manifest
ed in the tight as the lines were closely
drawn between the Patterson forces
and those who have been backed by
the element opposing Patterson. The
on forces made the pre
diction a year ago and publicly an
nounced the same in their newspaper,
that Patterson was down and out as
a political influence in city politics and
as a matter of fact, his candidates
were defeated at the June primaries
a year ago.
Every candidate supported by Pat
terson and his friends was elected hy
almost two to one votes at the elec
tion yesterday.
Best Element Won.
D«vil» Lake, N. D., April *2.—This
city elected its officials under the new
commission form adopted some weeks
ago and the result is a decided victory
for the progressive element, every of
ficial being lined up on that side and
each ia a firm beiliever in the commis
sion form of government.
The most spirited contest was that
for president of the board, for which
there were three candidates. The re
sult waB the election of A. L. Johnson,
over H. J. Hinck and V. Gram by a
majority of almost 100. Commission
ers elected are F. P. Mann, E. F. Flynn,
Louis Mundt and Dr. W. E. Hocking,
each of the. four havihg an easy vic
tory over their opponents.
The election called out a good sized
vote and there was warm interest from
the opening to the closing of the polls.
The result is taken as a victory for the
"good government element" and means
that the lake city will be conducted in
an orderly and clean manner hereafter
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Washington, April 1—The "United
(States government has decided to
the Chinese republic. Secre
tary of State Bryan conferred with
the president for neany one hour at
the White House, completing the de
tails and the note Is being prepared
at the state department to be ad
dressed to £hi8$ &£ Cliisese
aainistej here. r"
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Ohi# River Waters Washed
Out Warehouses
$250,000 Worth of Whiskey
Poured Into River
Preparations at Cairo—Re
ceding at Cincinnati
Louisville. April 2.—Weakened by the
flood waters, the large warehouses of
the Rugby Distillery Co. in theh western
end of the city, collapsed early today,
releasing to the river about 5,000 bar
rels of whiskey, valued at $250,000. The
threatened collapse of other weakened
buildings is the only source of anxiety
today as the crest of the flood has
passed Louisville with a stage slight
ly over forty-five feet.
Lower river joints continued the ex
perience of rising water. At Paducah,
with the water over two feet deep in
the lower sections, the city is deprived
of a lighting plant. Henderson and
Owensboro are safe from the flood
damage, but are taxed with the care
of hourly increasing refugees. I
At Wickliffe, where are gathered,
over 3,000 refugees from Hlckma,'n,
Cairo and Columbus, the shelter situa
tion is becoming acute.
Preparations at Cairo.
Cairo, April
Cincinnati, April 2.—After remaining
stationery only twenty-four hours, the
Ohio river began falling today.
Garrison Returned.
Washington, April 2.—Secretary of
War Garrison returned from his trip
through the Ohio flood distict. Sur
geon General Blue also returned and
said, "While the health conditions are
very satisfactory there at present time,
there is danger of typhoid fever, the
outbreak of which may not appear for
several weeks- Generally speaking I
am not apprehensive of any serious re
The total receipts of the Red Cross
for the flood sufferers' relief fund
reached $816,000 today.
Falter E. Giliawar fod&i
Washington, April 2.—White Rous#
officials are unable to throw any light
on the report that National Chairman
McCombs has reconsidered his de
clination of the ambassadorship to
France-and is now inclined to take the
To all inquirers the White House
officials admitted they do not know
exactly Avhat Mr. McCombs would do.
It is unlikely anything authoritative
or definite will be known until Mr.
McCombs makes another public an
New Indian Commissioner.
While Fuller E. Gallawav, cotton
mill owner and business man of La
Grange, Ga., has been selected for
commissioner of Indian affairs, no of
ficial announcement of his appoint
ment is expected for several days.
Athens. April 2.—Such an': imposing
ceremonial as marked the burial of
King George of Grcece never before
was witnessed in modern Athens. A
procession of great length, included a
striking mingling of many eastern and
western nationalities.
The royal princess of Greece and the
missions representing the courts of
Europe and the states of the American
hemisphere joined with, the
pf. other countries.
—Cairo had little re-
spite from the flood scare today, due'
to the fact the Ohio river's stage stood
still from midnight, when reading
fifty-four. The relief, say the engin
eers, is only temporary and due to
passing the crest in the -Wabash of the
high water and the outlet into the
drainage district of the lo^ lands.
The crest of the Ohio river flood is
stationary only twenty-four hours, the
the great area of the drainage dis
tricts will be under twelve feet of
Traffic Paralyzed,
Traffic on the main liner of thetlli
nols Central was paralyzed todhy be
cause of the washouts of tracks be
tween Cairo junction and the Cache
river in the drainage district which is
now rapidly filling with water. The
water went over the tracks early tnis
morning. The stretche^ of submerg
ed property are said to'be four miles
long. Several hundred feet of track
has been washed out.
The crest of the Ohio river is re
ported to be in the vicinity of Evans
ville and there may be a decided
drop before tne high water arrives.
The high water mark continued to
hover about fifty-four and one tenth,
a fact which gave considerable en
•River Falling.
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election to be held on April 7
Washington, April 2.—-Private dis
patches say the entire rurales force in
the Mexican state of Guerrero has re
volted against Huerta and Diaz. Col
gertrudio Sanchez and the Twenty
eighth regiment joined the seven in
dependent troops which have -already
captured and .occupied the city of Tel
Velasquez Picture Brings $892.
London, April 2.—The possessor of
Velasquez's Annunciation to the Shep
herds, which was sold at auction the
other day, is the art critic and connois
seur, Marion P. Spielmann- The pur
chase price was $892.50.
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form of government, the result must be certified to the secretary of state and thereupon the governor is
sues letters patent authorizing the city to govern itself under the commission system.
Within twenty days after the issuance of letters patent an election must be held to eict. the first
president and board of commissioners of the city.
The president and the commissioners will be elected at large and not by wards as under the alder
manic system, that is, every voter in the city will have an opportunity to vote for every commissioner.
The theory of this is that an incompetent man may often be elected from a ward while it would be im
possible for him to be elected in the ehtire city, thus the new system more nearly insures the election of
good competent men.
Each voter shall be allowed to cast but one vote for the candidate for the office of president of the
board of city commissioners, and one vote each for four commissioners.
After the commissioners are elected, they meet and elect from their number a police and Are com
missioner, a commissioner of streets and Improvements, & waterworks and sewerage commissioner, ami a
commissioner of finance and revenue.
The commissioners hold office" for fouf years. However, in order to obtain rotation, the law provides
that of the first board, "the two commissioners receiving the highest number of votes shall hold four years,
the two receving the next highest for two years."
The law also provides for the initiative,"referendum and recall. These features were explained j*rt. r
Theiaw also provides a means Ijy which the "city may return to the old aldermanic system if it be
comes dissatisfied with the commission system.
Washington, April 2.—Investigation
by Commissioner Hurlan of the inter
state commerce commission into the
practices of Colorado railways in
giving free transportation, resulted in
the criminal indictments of the large
shippers and the offending roads, ac
cording to a preliminary report made
The report says the roads have
given assurance they will conform in
their future practices to the rulings
of commission in pass matters, but
doesn't disclose what further steps
will be taken in further violations of
the law. The final report is to be
made soom
majority of those voting are in favor of the commission
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Water rushing tvyenty miles an hour through the manufacturing district of Dayton.
is on Town Devcl^pi'iieiit-
Arranged lor The Forum
Methods of Financing New Industries
Arranged exclusively for The Forum by an expert on community building lit the employ of th« Pub
licity committee of the Fargo Commercial club.
The industries that Fargo can induce to locate here with the least difficulty are those which, for
any reason, are not able in their present locations to obtain sufficient capital with which to- continue or
expand their operations.
There is no other subject, except possibly farming, to which commercial organizations throughout,
the country are giving so much attention today as that of financing industries. And there is no other
phase of the work of getting new industries for a town that requires eo much careful attention on the
part of a commercial club.
It is not necessarily a sign of bad business methods or an unprofitable industry that a manufac
turing concern should be in need of funds. Some of the largest industries in America today began with
practically no capital and had to struggle along for years before they found themselves firmly on their
financial feet Your business was probably small at first, no matter how big it is today. After your com
mercial club has satisfied itself that the industry which is willing to move to Fargo, if It can be fi
nanced, is a desirable one and that it can reasonably be expected to make good and grow, and help the
town by growing, there are a number of plans now in common use for the community financing of a
new factory.
Perhaps the commonest of these is the increase of the capital stock of the new industry and obtain
ing subscriptions for the added capital from the investors in the town to which it is going. This plan Is
in operation in very many communities, but has the disadvantage of requiring the investment of a
large amount of cash which would otherwise be used in the improvement of existing industries. Very
often, too, owners of a desirable industry are not willing to part with a large enough interest to lose
their personal control, and should not be expected to do so.
In the last few years, therefore, several new plans for financing industries, all based upon the
proposition of lending credit instead of advancing cash, have been tried out, and in many cases have
worked successfully. One of the latest developments of this plan is in ostBon, where the Boston
chamber of commerce organised among its members an industrial development company which has no
capital, but has $500,000 of guaranteed credit-^-that is, each subscriber being a merchant or manufacturer
whose credit is good at any bank, agrees to make good up to the amount of his subscription, any losses
the company ipay sustain. The endorsement of this company carrying with it the guaranty of the
leading business men of Boston, makes any business concern's credit good at any bank. When an in
dustry applies to the Boston chamber of commerce for capital with which to enlarge its business or to in
crease its efficiency, Investigation is first made by a committee of the chamber of commerce, and if its
report is favorable the directors of the development company make a Second investigation. If their re
port is favorable, yie manufacturer's notes are endorsed so that he can borrow from his own bank the
amount that he requires. To cover the expense of the operation of the development company, a small
fee is charged for this service.
Davenport, la., was one of the first cities to adopt a guaranty plan of this general nature, and the
industrial development of that city, since It has been in a position to give financial aid to new indus
tries, has been one of the most remarkable Instances of community growth in recent history. Under the
Davenport plan there have been few losses, and those trivial, compared with the benefits which the
whole town and every buisness man. in it has reaped from the advent of the neyr factories.
.It used to be a popular w&y of inducing an Industry to move from one town to another to offer a
ca?h bonus, often a free tract of Jand, and frequently exemption from taxation for a period of years.
The bonus plan has been generally, discontinued by the most progressive communities. Free sites are
now seldom given except In small communities where land is cheap, and the exemption from taxation is
rapidly being discarded, on the quite proper grounds that it gives the new industry an advantage over
the institutions that have built up the town, which Is unfair to the older business establishments.
Fargo is looking for new industries. The commercial club is trying to get them and has been, and
will be, called upon to provide some-way to finance some of them. It does not take any argument for
you to understand that every new industry that comes to Fargo is a direct benefit to you. The Fargo
Commercial club needs your help in order to help new industries. In the near future the secretary and
a committee will call upon you for your budget subscription. Make it a Ub«f*l op* TMak xtf the
fits-the town and you derive from the work which the club is carrying on* v
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Jacksonville, Fla., Apnl -'. A dis
patch from West Palm Beach says
Henry M. Flagler's condition Is very
grave and death may bp expected at
any hour.
Wilson Asked to Intervene.
London, Aprid 2.—Beatrice Iiarraden
has sent the following cablegram to
Pres. Woodrow Wilson: "Having just
come back from America, where I
learned from all sourc es that there is a
strong feeling against the barbarity of
forcible feeding, I venture with confi
dence to beg you to intervene in be
half of Miss Emerson, who Is being
forcibly fed in Holloway jail and is in
a precarious condition."
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Funeral Service in Rome
Rome. April 2.—A funeral service,
simple and impressive in character,
was held over the body of the late J.
Plerpont Morgan. The mourners pres
ent, few in number, stood amid a pro
fusion of floral tributes sent by friends
from many countries.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sat
terlee, son-in-law and daughter of the
deceased, stood Afiss Helen Hamilton,
his granddaughter Thomas J. O'Brien,
United States ambassador, and Mr*.
O'Brien Doctors Bastianelli, Allen M.
Starr and George A. Dixon Mrs.
Woodworth and Charles Lanier of
New York.
The body will be sent to the United
States via the Simplon railway
through Switzerland and France to
Havre, where it will be placed aboard
the liner sailing Suturday. On request
of Ambassador O'Brien, the Italian
government was granted all the neces
sary concessions to hav© the body
leave on express train tonight, reac h
ing the Simpion tunnel tomorrow
The coffin will occupy a special car
draped In black and silver fringe.
Next to the funeral car will be a
sleeping car for the Satterlees. The
transportation of the coffin from the
hotel to the station herr will b« ,ibsu
lutely private.
New York, April 2.—Funeral services
in this country Over the body of the
late J. Plerpont Morgan, will be held
In this city at St. George's Protestant
Kpiseopftl church. Interment will be
at Cedar Hill cemetery. Hartford,
Conn. The dates will b^ decided later.
This announcement will be made by
Henry P. Davison of the Morgan Co.
in addition to Fargo other places in
the state have been sending in money
to the flood sufferers, so that when
the total of North Dakota is given
there will be a considerable sum. The
money continues to arrive at The
Forum, The Courier-News and com
mercial fiub and from now on this
will all go to the Red Cross whkh
will see that it is properly distributed.
The big benefit, entertainment took
place at the Grand theatre this after
noon, but the committee of the com
mercial club having this in charge
will hardly be able to make a report
before some time tomorrow. It 1m
known, however, that a large number
of tickets have been sold. The enter
tainment is virtually without expense.
President Fowler donated the theatre,
the Grand Stock Co., the stage hands
and ail other attaches of the house al
so worked for nothing and the Da
kota conservatory which furnished the
musical numbers between the acts
also generously gave its services.
Dr. R. A. Beard of this city, who is
the state director of the Red Cross,
has reported the following collections
A Friend, Fargo, $10 Citizens of
Dickinson, SS9.25 John F. Reynolds
Post, G. A. R., Fargo, $50 Citizens of
Sheldon, $100, making a total of
$259.25. Since the last report the fol
lowing has been reported:
Previously reported $1,833.05
Gale Carr & Co., Hunter 20.00
Wheelock & Wheelocfc
Savoy theatre entertain
Citizens of Emerson, N.
Ones. Gantner of Maddock
Hans Fleischfresser of
J. F. Holmes & Co
Mrs. ,J. A. Adams, Wah
Erodelphlan Literary Soc
iety high school .......
Fargo Ice Cream C%
Total .11,805.70
Meat Prices Highest of Year.
New York, April 2.—The price of
meat has soared to the highest figures
of the year. Dealers say the shortage
soon will become acute unless ship
ments checked by the Ohio and Indiana
floods are hurried to the city.
Attended by American Ambas
sador O'Brien
Body Will Be Shipped
United States
to the
Colorado Springs, Colo., adopted the commission plan in 1909. The
results have been most evident in the appointments, which have been
put wholly on a basis of merit Instead of the old basis of party affilia
tion or party loyalty. Abundant experiences shows not only that parti
loyalty is a very poor reason for appointment to public office, but that
it is too often a very good reason against such appointment. For
instance, the city went outside to get a chief of police with an excellent
public record, but who had been dismissed In spite of that record, in the
town whieh he had served, because of political reasons.
If the commission plan of city government would open the way
for the adoption of such business-like methods of handling citjr
business in Colorado Springs, maybe it would help Fargo.
One Woman Arrested Several
Men Arrested
Voliva Followers Were After
Factory Employes
Wanted Them to Cease
of Tobacco
Zion Citj. n April —One woman
was arrest. .1 i a disorderly charge
and several men were injured. ,in a
stret fight between the Zion City cru
saders and City Marshal John L.
Hoover today. The trouble grew out
of a dispute between Wilbur Glenn
Voliva, head of the church, and the
employes of the Cook Electrical Co.
Last night 3,000 church members
gathered across the street from the
Cook factory, after holding an enthu
siastic religious meeting, and urged
the employes of the book concern to
join their ranks
stop using tobac­
co. They were dispersed by the order
of the acting mayor, who warned the
leaders they would be arrested if an
other attempt was made to hold a
meeting there.
Today ttfty crusaders started to
march to the factory. Hoover and hiB
deputies charged on them and several
men were slightly injured. Later a
woman, attempting to march to the
Cook plant, met a similar fate and it
Is said knocked down three women
who refused to be dispersed.
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Pennsylvania for Election of
Thirty fifth State to Ratify
Only One More State Now Is
Harrisburg, Pa.. April 2.—Pensylva
nia today joined the ranks of the
states that h^ive rafifled the proposed
amendment to the federal constitution
providing for the direct election of
United States senators, making the
thirty-fifth to fall into line.
The joint resolution ratifying the
proposed amendment was previously
passed by the house and unanimously
adopted by the senate. But one more
state is needed to make the amend
ment effective.
Vienna, April 2.—The Montenegrin
army besieging the fortress of Scutari
today captured five forts defending
Tarabosch. The fall of two others is
expected any hour according? to a dis
patch from Cettinje. The correspond
ent says Scutari is burning in several
London, April 2.—Very disquieting
news reached here of the grave ex
cesses committeed by the Servian and
Montenegrin troops in Albania. Al
iogether the situation in regard to the
Balkans is such that the diplomats
are greatly perturbed less the veneer
of peace at present binding the powers
should crack.
No reply to the peace note of the
powers has© been received from the
Balkan allies. The ambassadors here
decided at the last moment it was use
less to hold the meeting they projected,
owing to the uncertainty of affairs in
the near east.

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