Generally fair tonight and 'Satur
day. Frost tonight. Light northeast
FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891.
Entries for the acre yield corn con
test held under the direction of Thom
as P. Cooper, secretary of the North
Dakota Better Farming association,
close May 20.
All entries must be in the hands of
representatives of the association
-'J®y that date, otherwise they cannot be
accepted. Many farm boys are enter
ing the contest with the determination
to win. They are making careful
preparation of the soil and have secur
ed the best seed possible. It is expect
ed that splendid yields will be obtain
ed this fall.
The acre yield corn contest has
proven a popular one. It was started
in the northwest three years ago by an
agricultural paper in Minnesota. Since
that time contests have been carried
on both in Minnesota and in North
Dakota. 71.6 bushels of mature corn
to the acre was the highest yield se
Old Govt. Resigned When King
Consented to Give Up
.Scutari to Surrender Formally
to Combined Forces
Nicholas Says HeEvacaated
in Cause of General Peace
Gentiaje, May 9.—The Montenegrin
cabinet under the premiership of Gen
eral Vukovitch was formed to take the
place of the government which re
signed when King Nicholas decided to
evacuate.Scutari at the behest.of the
The foreign office immediately open
ed negotiations with the" comm&nders"1
of the international fleet which has
been engaged in blockading the coasts
of Montenegro and arrangements were
made for the evacuation of Scutari.
This has already begun and by Sunday
the last Montenegrin soldiers will be
out of tlie city.
The foreign admirals will then land
detachments from the fleet and the
formal Surrender of the old Turkish
fortress will be made to a combined
Nicholas said in a speech in parlia
ment that in the cause of general
peace and in order to save Montenegro
and the entire Serb nation he was
forced to give in to the powers.
Big Annual Event to Be Held
at the A. C,
Over Twenty Different High
Declamatory Contest Will Also
All is in readiness for the big high
school field meet and declamatory con
test, to be held at the A. C. tomorrow.
'Up to date over twenty different
high schools have entered for the two
pvents. There will be delegations from
Xangdon. Grand Forks. Didgerwood,
prafton, Valley City, La Moure, New
Rockford, Oakes, Park River, James
town, Hope, Hunter, Hankinsoh,
Creokston, Minot, Michigan. Halsted,
Moorhead, Casselton and Fargo.
This evening a refined vaudeville
show, consisting of band and orchestra
music, motion pictures, monologues
and the Girls' Glee club, will be given
by the college students to the visiting
high school delegates, followed by a
Tomorrow morning tryouts in both
track and declamatory will be held,
As there are about seventy entries that
will necessitate a preliminary.
Prof. E. S. Keene is general manager
and he has picked out an able corps
faculty officials, so
that the meet will go off without a
The medals for the winners in the
jfleld meet will be prcsehted at the fin
ish of the declamatory contest tomor
Entries Close May 'X)
Total of Thirty-one Prizes, Ranging from $10 tov $100 W
Be Given—Several Counties Have Offered Special Prizes
—Contest Is Proving Popular
THE STATE CORN CONTEST.
Entries wlllclOSe with the fsorth Dakota Better Farming assocla-.
tion, May 20.
The entries must be in the hands of the secretary,of the association
on the evening of that day.
A total of thirty-one prizes are offered, ranging from $10 to $1005
Several of the counties of the state have in addition offered special
The rules are simple, and might be summed up in jthe idea of raising
the most possible mature corn on an acre of land under ordinary farm
A total of thirty-one prizes are of
fered for the state contest, ranging
from $10 to $100. Several of the coun
ties in the state, among them Ransom,
Stutsman, Wells, and Ward, are offer
ing special prizes for yields in the
county. In Ward county the cash priz
es have been securcd by 150 farmers
subscribine orle dollar each, thus cre
ating a fund for the prizes. A farm
boy entering a county contest may
also enter the state contest and com
pete for both prizes. The rules of this
contest are.simple: Raise the largest
possible yield of mature corn on an
acre of land under ordinary farm con
Would Aid to France's Prestige
As a Military Power
French-Capital Would Have
Secure Field for Investment
High Place in Diplomacy
Paris* May 9.-r-The politicals-results
ot the visit here of King Alfonso of
Spain have not been disclosed but it is
the opinion in well informed circles
that a close understanding between
the French and Spanish governments
has been attained and may develop
into an alliance. Virtuklly the entire
press of France except the socialist
newspapers expresses itself in favor of
such an alliance, which they say will
add 1200,000 excellent soldiers to the
defense of France, and make Spain a
secure field for the investment of
French capital, thus developing the
latent resources of the country.
Spain will be raised, it is also point
ed out, to an important place of dip
lomacy in Europe. Alphonso's visit
ended tonight with a review of
France's aerial fleet.
Count Alavero De Romanones, the
Spanish premier, speaking to the rep
resentative of Liberte, said: "Today
Spain and France reached a friendly
agreement. Tomorrow the two coun
tries may take further steps. The
Understanding we"attained will result
In mutual effort."
Dies Not Merit the Wide
Official Report of Government
Results on Patients Basis of
cured in 1912. The gross yield, mature
and immature, secured from this field
was 96 bushels to the acre. It is ex
pected that with the better seed this
year and with the probabilities of a
better corn year that the yield will be
very largely exceeded.
Washington, May 9.—Public health
service observations, so far, into the
condition of patients inoculated by
Dr. Friedmann, with his tuberculosis
vaccine, "do not justify that contidence
in the remedy which has been inspired
by widespread publicity," in the opin
ion of the surgeons who have contin
ued the government's investigation.
This, the first authentic and official
conclusion "-from the tests, was an
nounced before the national association
for the study and prevention of tuber
culosis by Dr. .John Anderson, director
of the government's hygienic labora
tory, and Dr. A. M. Stimson, detailed
to watch the progress' of Friedmann's
"In our opinion harm may have been
done by this undue publicity, in so far
as it has lessened confidence in the
well recognized methods of treatment,
or interrupted their use," is the state
ment in part.
On the whole, !Friedmann's reluc
tance to furnish certain details "is not
satisfactory from a scientific stand
point," the report says, "but In view
of the great importance of the mat*
ter to tuberculosis natients, and In the
hope that a valuable remedy might at
last have been found to cure and pre
vent the disease, the conditions im
posed by Friedmann were accepted. ..
CHIEF OF HEALTH BOARD,
«i WHICH FIGHTS FRIEDMANN. I
Since Dr. Friedmann, the turtle
germ man from Germany, an
nounced that he had sold his Am
erican rights for the alleged cure
of consumption for
and a large share of stock in a
corporation to be organized, the
board of health of New York city,
where most of his experiments
have been conducted, has an
nounced that it does not believe in
the Friedmann treatment. Dr.
Ernest Lederle, commissioner of
health, the chief of the board, is
believed to be largely responsible
for this position. Physicians under
him have watched those to whom
Friedmann gave his treatment and
the board has announced that no
progress toward recovery has been
noted. In fact, the germ of Dr.
Friedmann is not considered as
efficacious as that of Dr. Koch,
discovered many years ago, and
has not gone so far toward curing
Washington, May 9.—Japan's formal
protest against the California alien,
land bill was submitted to Secretary
Bryan at the state department early
today by Viscount Chinda, in person.
The protest will be placed before Pres
ident Wilson and the cabinet by Bryan
today, and the answer will be prompt
ly returned to the Japanese embassy.
After a half hour of conference with
Ambassador Chinda, Bryan went, to
the White House to submit to the
president the written communication
which the ambassador had given him
and Chinda returned to the embassy.
A cabinet meeting folowed and when
Bryan left the conference at noon he
would make no statement. The cabi
net remained in session for a short
time and the members refused to dis
cuss the situation further than to say
that the general subject had been gone
over. There is a strong probability of
a special cabinet meeting tomorrow, to
permit Bryan to lay before it and the
president the results of his further
conference with Chinda, which follow
ed the cabinet meeting today.
The second conference with Chinda
was short, as Bryan had to take the
12:30 train for New York, where he
speaks tonight at a banquet. Bryan
said the conference with the ambas
sador would be resumed tomorrow,
upon his return from New York.
Washington, May 9.—The Under
wood tariff bill proclaimed by demo
cratic party as an answer to its plat
form pledge to reduce the tariff, was
passed by the house late yesterday.
The vote was 281 to 139, four demo
crats voted against the bill and two
republicans voting for it. Four pro
gressives supported th© measure and
fourteen opposed it, while one inde
pendent progressive joined the majori
AND DAILY REPUBLICAN
Governor Hanna and the Com
mission in the City
Met Here This Morning and
Governor Hopes Many Will Go
"I. hope that North Dakota will-be
represented In large-numbers at the
Gettysburg demonstration early in
July,' said Governor Hanna to The Fo
rum this morning, "for I think .that the
arrangements have been well perfect
ed for the care of the old soldiers on
the greatest,battlefield of modern war
fare. The federal government has ar
ranged to take care of 40,000 veterans
clay and night. They will be well tak
en care of and fed and it is hoped that
North Dakota will send a large num
ber of soldiers-
Colonel Carroll and the other mem
bers of the committee on the Gettys
burg trip had a pleasant meeting this
morning and every detail was arrang
ed. I shall remain over in the city to
day, looking after the painting of my
house on the southside, as well as to
see that the garden has good care. Af
fairs in Bismarck are going nicely and
the city itself is showing marked im
provement right along. During my
short stay in the city today 1 met
many friends and was very much
pleased to met with them."
Following a meeting at the Waldorf
the following official statement was
At the meeting of the commissioners
of the fiftieth anniversary of the battle
of Gettysburg held at the Waldorf ho
tel today, the matter of routes to
Gettysburg was taken up, and consid
ering all circumstances, and the acces
sibility and convenience of the various
routes, the following was selected as
the official route for the veterans of
this state In attending the celebration:
The point of rendezvous will be Far
go, the date to be named later,thence by
the Northern Pacific to the twin cities,
by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
to Chicago, by the Pennsylvania rail
road to Gettysburg. This route was
selected to avoid transferer and change
of depots, and was considered the most
Full details of the trip will be sent
to each veteran prior to the date of
departure, in order to give everyone
ample timg to make arrangements for
i the trip.'')]
Signet! GtfV. L. B. Hanna,
Cot' D. F. Siegfried,
Co. if. W. Carroll,
On redirect examinations by the
counsel for the International Harvest
er Co., the witness said the Winona
meeting made no suggestion as to
what the witnesses should testify hut
that the company's agent was trying
to find out what information they had
which might he of value at the hear
All witnesses testified to the im
provement in binders, and to the good
repair service during the last ten
LM Angeles, May 9.—lieutenant
Park, the military aviator, who start
ed from San Diego on a flight to Los
Angeles, was killed at OJive, nine
miles north of Santa Ana, this morn
ing. His machine hit a tree as he was
Talks on 'Town Development''
v ".Arranged for The For
Talk No. 40—-Are We Using Our Sckoolheuies?
This la worth trains la cvoiv town in America. ,^
Arranged exclusively for The Forum by an expert on community^buiiding inthe employ of th* Pub
licity committee of the Fargo Commercial Club.
To what use do we put our schoolhouses?
To be sure we conduct schools in them. But the big problem in business. today is the- overhead ex
pense arid the running of plants to their fullest capacity.
jj In our schoolhouses we have valuable plants that stand idle eighteen or nineteen hours each day
completely closed down two days each week and three months 'each year and, when in operation, only'
"(fart of the commuptiy gets any direct benefit from them. Isn't that so?
We are putting a lot of money into schoolhouses all of the time. Are we making them pay full divi
dends? Would any business concern in the country use its plant this way and expect to avoid bankruptcy
for any great length of time?
Time was when every schoolhouse in America was used to its full capacity. It was the place where
the ppople of the town or the neighborhood gathered for public meetings, for entertainments, for political
rallies—for every purpose for which neighbors want to get together.
Probably the principal thing that put an end to this use of the old fashioned schoolhouse was the
j»ew fangled kind of desks that are screwed to .the floor, but every really modern schoolhouse has Its as
tf^mbly rooms and gymnasium and other rooms that can be made comfortable enough for groWn-up8 as
"Hfell as for children, so why not use them and make the investment pay?
For every, purpose for which the neighborhood or school district requires a central meeting place.
For the neighborhod clubs, for example—the boys' club and the girls' club,'and the men's cliib and th'p/
women's club, and the mothers' club, apd the athletic club, and all sorts of clubs and neighborhood or
For branches of the public library, and for free lectures and entertainthents of all kinds for all pf
the people. Why shouldn't there be a public employment agency in every schoolhouse, for example?
Rochester, N. Y., was the first city to open its schoolhouses to the general public—every evening and
every Sunday—for all sorts of public purposes. "Buttressing the foundations of democracy," was what
Governor, now Supreme Court Justice, Hughes said the Rochester people were doing. Doing it at public
0xpense, too. Why not?
Wisconsin and California, recently passed laws that whenever the people of any school district want
to use the schoolhouse for any-community purpose the Bchool authorities must open the building, heat
and light it, and provide janitor service at the pyblic expense.
e e e i e n e i n e v e y i y a a s i e i s e e i e n i s a i e s u s i n a n e w e v e o e n
of the neighborhood spirit—which is the community spirit—and does incalculable good in combatting the
eyils that arise because the young people—and the 'Qldt-*-have no place to go evenings except to some
in place that is run for commercial profits.
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1913. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878.
WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR
CALLS SENATOR KERN LIAR.
The fiery Governor Hatfield of
West Virginia has gone so far in
defending his state against the at
tack of Senator Kern and others
who want an investigation of la
bor conditions among the miners
there that he had called the lead
er of the majority In the United
States senate a liar.
Senator Kern has a resolution
before the upper chamber for an
investigation. He believes that
what constitutes peonage exists in
some of the mining districts of the
"I wish to state that Senator
Kern's charge is a fabrication out
of whole cloth," said the governor.
"He saiid one newspaper man was
ejected from the trial of "Mother'
Jones. This is a wilful and de
liberate lie on the part of those
who informed the senator."
I. H. G. ACS !,! OF
St. Paul, Minn., May 9.—Testimony
showing that the farmers and imple
ment dealers who were to testify in
the government suit against the Inter
national Harvester Co. here, had a
meeting with the general agent of the
company at Winona, Minn., recently,
and talked over th© testimony they
might give, was given at the hearing
Mr. Mullefibach, First Gradu
ate Will Also Speak
Dr. Walters and Prof, Squires
This commencement at Fargo col
lege is destined to be one of the most
impressive ever held.
The speakers have been chosen,
men of the highest possible calibre.
Professor Squires of the N. D. U.
will deliver the preparatory com
mencement address June 14.
Sunday afternoon. June 15, Rev. Dr.
Walters will deliver the baccaluerate
Mr. Mullenbach, the fl^st graduate
of Fargo college, now one of the
greatest social workers in America,
will come from Chicago to speak to
the Y. M. C. A.—Y. W. C. A. audience
Sunday evening, June 1&.
Wednesday, June 18, Rev. Mr. Gor
don, the eloquent orator of Winnipeg
will deliver the commencement ad
F. C. CLASS
Splendid List ef Speakers for
But the last session of the legisla
ture passed an act designating the
first Sunday in June as Mothers' day.
In accordance with this act Gov. L. B.
Hanna has issued a formal proclama
tion setting aside June 1 as Mothers'
Vienna, May 9.—Fire broke out in
Basear, the former Turkish fortress
at Scutari this morning and fanned by
a high wind, rapidly assumed huge
proportions. It is reported here that
the Montenegrins started the blaze
when leaving the city in revenge for
being compelled to evacuate.
Mexican Govt. Willing to Ar
range Affairs With U. S.
Negotiations Difficult as Their
Govt. Not Recognized
Mexico City, "May 9. President
Huerta, during a conference with
Henry Lane Wilson, the American
ambassador, stated clearly the position
of Mexico in relation to the United
States. The official version of the
conference said that Huerta respect
fully stated that the American govern
ment is disposed to arrange the affairs
pending between it and the United
States government. It was pointed
out, however that the American
ambassador must understand the
necessity the governor of Mexico has
for abstaining from treating any of
ficial matter with the exception of
urgent affairs by the ordinary methods
of procedure, for the simple reason
that while the United States govern
ment does not recognize Mexico, ulL
agreements would be ineffective in
view of the fact that the
government of Mexica had no person
ality before the government of the
The government of Mexico has. and
always will, adopt measures for the
security of the inhabitants of the
country, whether their own nationals,
or foreigners, regardless of whether
It is recognizcd by the United States.
THIS ISSUE 12 PAGES
for North Dakota
June 1 State Day
Governor Hanna Issues
Movers' Day Proclamation
State of North Dakota, executive department, "Mothers' day," a
proclamation by the governor:
The glory of motherhood is held sacred by civilized man above
all earthly relationship. We can cherish no fonder and dearer rec
ollections than those of that mother who guided and guarded us in in
fancy, who was a constant solace and refuge in youth, and whose
gentle ministrations and loving tenderness and kindness are the
chiefest blessings our manhood and womanhood. For her lifetime of
unremitting sacrifice and devotion it is not possible for us to make
any adequate return, since the fullness of 'her devotion and the great
ness of her sacrifices for us know no measure. It is fitting, never
theless, that we should dedicate and set apart a day each year to the
glory of motherhood, and out of our tributes to the mothers of this
land we may gain renewed devotion to home, country and duty,
a nobler appreciation of the purposes of life and a finer humanity
The legislature of this state has designated the first Sunday in
June as Mothers' day, and in obediance to the direction of the legis
lative assembly, and because it is altogether fitting and proper that
a day be so dedicated and set apart, I, L. B, Hanna, governor of the
state of North Dakota, do heroby designate
Sunday, June 1, as Mothers' day in the state of North Dakota.
Upon that day, let us in our homes and places of worship, lay a
flower of loving tenderness at the shrine of motherhood, dedicate
ourselves as well to that clean and wholesome citizenship, whose
lessons the mothers of this land have sought to bring to us, by gentle
admonition and wise counsel. Let us seek to renew that peace of
mind, tenderness of heart and gladness of spirit that we knew in the
days of youth. Let our young people be impressed with the lessons
of love and obedience, and let the day be one that shall inspire us
with the sacredness of home, the glory of
of good citizenship.
Done at the capitol at Bismarck, this day, May 7, 1913.
L. B. Hanna, Governor.
By the governor, Thomas Hall, Secretary of State*
North Dakota will this year cele
brate two Mothers' days. Next Sun
day, May 11, is the day that will be
celebrated generally throughout the
nation. It has been set aside by gen
eral custom for the past four years,
and many North Dakotans have plan
ned on celebrating that day.
N. Y. Police Grafters
Drew the Maximum
Sentences in Court
and the fine value
day in North Dakota thiy year.
The governor is in the city today«
Speaking of this proclamation ha
"The legislature designated the day
and although it does not fall on tha
day that will be generally observed
throughout the nation, I felt that 'It
was encumbent on me to name tha
day designated by the legislature.
"Anyway mothers are worth a twi
day celebration and I don't believe
the people of tills great state will
mind having two days to devote ta
the memory of mothers."^
Four Inspectors Drew
Each in Pen
Were Also Sentenced to
District Attorney Holds
New York, May 9.—Dennis Sweeney^
John J. Murtha, James E. Hussey anlit
James F. Thompson, forrper police in*»
spectors, convicted of conspiring t*
obstruct justice and to check gratf
revelations involving them, were sen
tenced to serve one year in the pe^i
and to pay a fine of $500 each. Thl#
is the maximum sentence.
Until the sentence was pronounceif
the belief prevailed that one of th
four would "squeal" to the district at
torney on a "man higher up." If aii^
one of them entertained such an itv
tention, he masked it under a stolid
front of calmness as he faced the bait,
Reports after sentence was pro*
nounced are still current that one ofc
them will attempt to save himself bj
griving the name of the guiding gcoltM
of the system.
An effectual club against appeal c$
the sentenced men is held by the dls
trlct attorney in the shape of nin6
teen indictments for bribery rccentl)
returned against the quartette. Th
convicted men will be taken to Black'
well's island this afternoon.
II BANKER TR
Washington, D. C, May 9.—Th©
house met earlier than usual to act
upon the case of Charles C\ Glover,
millionaire bank president, whom a
special house committee found guilty
of contempt, for an assault upon Rep
resentative Sims of Tennessee, April
18. The incident was a sequel of criti
cism by Sims upon Glover, ut connec
tion with a real estate transaction
An agreement was made to allow
five hours of debate on the resolution/
and Representative Davis opened the
discussion with an explanation of the
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