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Unsettled tonight and Friday. Prob
ably snow flurries. Not so cold. Mod
erate variable winds.
Under the present system of nomi
nation in North DaTtota, declare the
Bismarck advices, it is contended in
certain circles there that the secre
tary of state must place the names
on the ballot of the two candidates
of each party receiving the highest
vote. The fact that the legislature did
not meet in special session to amend
this feature of the law, it is rumored,
the two names must go on the ballot
for the fall election, and in that case
there will be no election of a senator,
it is claimed, till the legislature does
convene and make such an amend
Since the seventeenth amend uem to
the constitution has become effective,
the governor is without power to ap
point to fill a vacancy and neither can
the legislature designate the sena
Senatorial Question in
North Dakota Again
Raised by Authorities
Rumor From Bismarck That Secretary Hall Will Place
Candidates Winning Highest Vote Starts Comment
Some Declare U. S. Senator Cannot Be Elected Ti* Year
Until Legislature Amends Primary Election
Other Legal Authorities Disagree and Assert No Such
Recent advices from Bismarck state
the question has again been raised
about the election of a United States
senator this year without special legis
lation remedying the present primary
election law to make it conform with
the new seventeenth amendment to
the constitution to the United States
providing for the direct election of
United States senators.
Rumors from the capital city have
it that even though Senator Gronna
is a candidate for re-election and Pres.
John H. Worst of the North. Dakota
Agricultural college and Attorney
General Miller are candidates in op
position, there is a probability that
none will be elected, and that North
Dakota will be without a senator till
some time after the next regular ses
sion of the state legislature.
Grounds for this speculation amdng
the politicians have been taken from
the statement attributed to Secretary
of State Hall to the effect that he will
arbitrarily place but the one candidate
of each party receiving the highest
vote in the June primaries on the
senatorial ballot for the fall elec
tingency Can Arise—That Secretary Hall Is Right
Great ing
of .Month in
v o 19.—Charges that the Chicago and Duluth
boards of trade and the Minneapolis chamber of commerce compose
a combination in restraint of trade in grain dealing, responsible for
high prices, were filed in the house, by Representative Manahan of
Minnesota with a resolution for a congressional investigation*
New York/ Feb. lk-^Thd announce
ment here that Clarence H. Mack ay,
the financier and president

Postal Telegraph, and Catherine
Mackay, his wife, had been granted a
mutual divorce by the French courts,
Feb. 11, came as a surprise not be
cause it was unexpected but because
of the place and the manner in which
the decree was granted.
For many months the couple have
been living apart. Society's
It now appears the trips to Europe
by the two were in accordance with
plans agreed upon when the separation
suit of Mrs. Jos. A. Blake agaiUBt Dr.
Blake, a famous surgeon, was decided
in his wife's favor without a contest,
and Mrs. Blake dropped her $1,000,000
i 4aniag» «uit against Mm Mackay,
f'" /.'
When the possibility of such a con
tingency was first presented in Far
go, effort was made to secure opinion^
of the best legal talent in the city
regarding this matter.
Secretary Hall Upheld.
One eminent Fargo attorney, when
asked about the matter said, after cer
tain deliberation and research, that
Secretary of State Hall's reported in
tention of placing but the name of the
candidate of each party receiving the
highest vote in the June primaries on
the fall senatorial ballot was absoluten
ly right.
The attorney cited the various sta
tutes of the state pertaining to the
senatorial primary election law, which
he had given examination in the brietf
time allotted to go into the matter.
This examination caused him to doubt
whether the statements that the sec
retary of state must place the two
names on the fall ballot are ."justified
under the law as it now exists with re
spect to the election of party cp-ndi
dates for United States senator.
Section 13 of chapter 109 of the laws
of 1907, the original primary election
law, provided:
"Provided, however, that in case no
candidate receives 40 per cent of all
the votes of his party cast for the of
fice of United States senator, then the
two candidates of each party who re
ceive the highest number of votes cast
at such primary election shall be plac
ed upon a separate ballot to be voted
for at the general election following.-'
This section, however, was express
ly repealed by chapter 207 of the laws
of 1911, which provide:
"The candidate receiving the high
est number of votes at such primary
election shall be the nominee of his
party for the office of United States
senator at the succeeding session of
the legislative assembly which is to
elect a United States senator. The
votes for candidate for United States
senator shall be canvassed and return-
Continued on Page Six.
Saturday promisee to be the great shopping event of the month
when the people go after the really exceptional specials that will be
offered by a large number of the local merchants for Dollar Day. In
many cases the specials will be worth mora than double the price
asked for Saturday and no person can afford to miss looking at the
specials. Practically every line will be represented and there will be
something for everybody at some of the stores. A few of the an
nouncements ate'published tonight but the larger number will ap
pear tomorrow and they will well repay careful perusal.
Every person in Fargo and Moorhead should make it a point to
visit the business section on Saturday and give tho merchants en
couragement in their efforts to prepare special sale days. It will be
profitable to you and show them that you appreciate their interest
in going through their stocks jsmd making selections of specials
which they offer in many cases at less than cost. If you are inter
ested in reducing the cost of living you will make arrangements to
shop on Saturday beoause it is a sure thing that you will recefco
large values for the amount of money you spend.
Read every advertisement in The Forum and tomorrow
night, study the character of the offerings and you will convinco
yourself that Dollar Day will be a good day do your shopping.
Hachita, N. M., Feb. 19—Maximo
Castillo, the captured Mexican bandit,
was placed aboard a guarded car and
started for El Paso, Tex. The train is
due at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
There are rumors that an attempt will
be made by Castillo's friends to hold
up the train and rescue their leader.
has been where the suit would be filed.
It was thought Portland, Me., would
be the place as Mrs. Mackay leased a
house and established a residence
there but early in the year she left
her Maine home for Paris and soon
thereafter her husband appeared in
the French capital. Rumors of a rec
onciliation were then denied.
Washington, Feb. 19.—Senator Bris
tow charged that, the president was
inconsistent when he declined to favor
suffrage because it was not treated in
the democratic platform, while he was
asking the repeal of the Panama tolls
exemption which the platform favored,
during a suffrage debate in the senate.
Aurora, 111., Feb. 19. the police
discovered" a. ittew witness whose testi
mony they believe will go far to prove
that Anthony Petras, a young mar
ried man whose suit Theresa Holland
er rejected, is the man who beat her
to death with a bludgeon in St. Nich
olas cemetery Monday night. This
witness is Peter Fischbach, a fellow
student of Petras at night school, who
said Petras left the school in the resi
dence section saying he was going
home. Later Fischbach ran across
Petras loitering downtown, at the
point where Petras caught the car on
which the alleged murderer of Miss
Hollander went homeward.
Washington, Feb. —The ad
ministration Alaskan railroad bill,
authorizing the president to con
struct a 35,000,000 railroad from Alas
ka's coast to its great coal fields, was
passe*! by the house by a vote of 230
to 87.
A similar measure has already
passed the senate and the bill will
be taken up immediately in a confer
ence between the two houses, with a
view of sending it quickly to the
president, who has signified his in
tention, of signing it.
At the eleventh hour, after a sharp
parliamentary skirmish, the house
eliminated from the bill as reported
by the territories committee, the
provision authorizing a bond issue pf
535,000,000 to finance the railroad, to
be paid off by proceeds from govern
ment lands in Alaska, The senate
Juarez, Feb. 19.—General Villa, the*
rebel commander, agreed to the prop
osition for a neutral zone at Torreon)
in conversation over the telephone
with General Scott. He said he waa
willing to do anything to protect non
Mrs. Stevenson Died Yesterday.
Santa Barbara, Feb. 19.—Mrs. Robert
LOUIB Stevenson, widow of the novelist,
died of apoplexy yesterday.
THEN....and.,,. NOW
Dispatches from Mexico City
just a year ago today averred that
Feb. 19 was a day to be remem
bered in Mexican history. It saw
the sudden rise of Gen. Victoriano
Huerta from a long career as mil
itary commander to the head of
the government. Generals who had
been defending President Madero
from the fire of revolutionists un
der Gen. Felix Diaz, gave way to
intrigue, forced Madero's resigna
tion and made him prisoner. He
was later shot to death. A con
gress in the streets of the capital
just a year ago tonight elected
Huerta provisional president.
Four general stores'.
Three banrfs.
Three lumber yards. -V
Two doctors of medlcilfe
One dentist.
Two drugstores.
Two livery barn®,
Two meat markets..
Three elevators.
One harness store.
One furniture store.
New Salem, N. D., Feb. 19.—The HolstelW Breeders' circuit be
gins its annual session here tomorrow. New Salem is the center of
the organization, which was the pioneer breeding circuit of the state
and has made such a success of dairying. As a result of mixing
dairying and grain growing this section of the state has developed
into one of the wealthiest in North Dakota.
The meeting will conclude Saturday afternoon. Among tho
speakers are Pres. John Christianson of the association, Dean Shep
herd of the A. C., Director Cooper of the United States experiment
station at Fargo, Commissioner of Agriculture Gilbreath, Dairy
Commisioner Flint, Dr. Mackey, government eattlo Inspector, ana
Messrs Downey and Kellogg of this place.
New Salem, N. D., Is one of the liv
est towns in the western part of the
state. It is a German town and its
citizens take great pride in the upkeep
of their homes and the surrounding
farms. It is a
The biggest thing at New Salem Is
the Holstein Breeders' circuit which
has become noted throughout the
state and the entire northwest for it»
success. .•«'
It was organized in 1909 by the
North Dakota Experiment station and
the United States Department of Ani
mal Husbandry. It started with sev
enteen heard of pure bred cows andj
nine pure bred bulls. It now has 175
cows and twenty-five bulls. About
I forty bulls were sold the past four
one turniture score. if One Farmers' Insurancie".430i
Three churches—Catholic, liuthet&n and Presbyterian.
One newspaper, The Journal (prints both English and German.
Farmers' Telephone Co., with five lines.
poor town for
mortgage foreclosures. The New Sal
em creamery has for the past several,
years .taken first prize for its butter.
The country surrounding New Sa
lem is the strongest diversified farm
ing section in the state, the thrifty,
intelligent German farmers having
grasped the possibilities in
this kind of agricultural work. Land
is selling from $12 to $30 per acre. The
population of New Salem is 800.
Albert Lea, Minn., Feb. 19.—M.
H. Thompson, of Fargo, and John
Vuksonovitcli, of Hibbing, were
among the six injured when the
southbound Rock Island was de
railed by a broken rail near here
Mr. Thompson is manager of th#~
Fargo branch of the Albert Lea Gaij
Light Co. Attempts to locate him at
either his office or residence today
proved fruitless as there was no re-^
sponse to telephone calls. It is under
stood his wife had accompanied him,
on the trip to Albert Lea and was with
him on the train which was .wreckcdi
•by a broken rail,
Session Last Night
bill provided for a $40,000,000 bond
struck from the bill
Under the amendment, the pro
ject will be financed from the current
funds in the treasury. The presldelit
is limited to
and $1,000,
000 appropriated for immediate ex
penses. Congress is to appropriate
each year an amount estimated to be
necessary for the construction of the
The bill provides that the construc
tion of the road is "not to exceed
1,000 miles, to be located to con
nect one or more of the open pa
cific harbors on the southern co,*'
of Alaska with navigable watetrs V
the interior, and with coal fieids'
yielding coal of sufficient quality and
quantity for naval use, so to best aid
in developing the agricultural, min#
eral or other resources of Alaska."
Washington, Feb. 19.—The dismissal
of Midshipman McClure of Iowa, Kan.,
from the Naval academy, on charges
of Irregularities in examination, was
approved by the president.
More Marshal in Northern Iowa.
Washington, Feb.
nominated E. R. More to be United
States marshal of northern district,
At the end of his first year irt
power Huerta's government is un
recognized by the United States.
American, British, French and
German warships are along his
coasts watching conditions in his
country. Revolutionists in the
north under Generals Carranza
and Villa have taken several of
his strongholds, and now with ao
cess to arms from the United
States they are moving south upon
Torreon, with Mexico City as their
ultimate objective. In the south
the independent followers of Gen
eral Zapata continue their upris
ings. Huerta declares he has a
loyal army of 150,000 men and re
ports continue that he may him
self take the field against his ene
New Salem Shows Rea!
Fine Farming Country
One undertaker.
One photo studio.
Three hardware stores.
Three implement firms.
Three lawyers.
One creamery.
Two billiard halls.
One millinery and variety store.
Two jewelry stores.
barber shops.
years at an average price of $100 each.
An annual meeting Is held every
February when new officers are electedi
and the work planned for the ensuing
year. The present officers are:
President—John Christianson.
Vice President—Chas. Klinsm&n.
Secretary-Treasurer—Fred Michaels.
Superintendent—U. P. Downey.
There is an annual picnic which in
cludes some educational features,
stock judging contests, dairy cow dem
onstrations and speeches by leading
dairy officials.
There is an Improvement club In
connection with this association and
the following report from one of its
officers will give the beat Idea whai
is being accomplished
It is with great pleasure and en
couragement that the* writejr l&.afele to
make known the mio'ii-as aewialomr
Improvement club thai wa» r..
tea riJ'OBUM
ed last fcinnbi*" ft cMt t*)t jtbu e ild some
educating -m,} the nvn- furr^snfient Tr the prosenta
bers in wo J,
doubtful to man *, at firaf LJi Hp's.t«»d \r this aft
or not it could -nrr'c N aiu'ces**. nuon ~U., \vful as
-7-'- robably on If
Conti&is&i |ivili by tfee
Al V
Washington, Feb. 19.—The decision
by the interstate commerco "commis
sion on the proposed freight rate in
crease is expected to be reached prob
ably within three months—certainly
before the summer recess, July 1. This
is announcement substantially as made
by Commissioner Harlan. He explain
ed that the commission had before it
two broad inquiries in respect to tho
proposed advance:
Are the present revenues of car
riers adequate?"
If not, how may they be supple
Issue. The entire bond provision was i railroads of the replies, we have been
hearing the protests of shippers
against the proposed increases in
which they are interested, also we are
taking testimony as to fee services and
special allowances to large shippers.
Harlan, discussing the matter, said:
*'We also are advised that certain
shipping interests will submit testi
mony touching the adequacy of the
present revenues of carriers. In aid of
mi understanding of the first question
and of tho proper solution of the sec
ond question, the commission had ad
dressed inquiries to the carriers, which
they have not been able fully to an
swer. Pending preparation by tho
The records show there are 25,000
shippers' sidetracks and spur tracks,
in the territory east of the Mississippi
Washington, Feb. 19.—The president
pressed further for the repeal of the
tolls clause of the Panama canal act
in conferences with members of con
Wilson talked with Senator Kern,
the majority leader, who said later
that the senate would first dispose of
the arbitration treaties promptly and
probably take up the tolls question im-
Jjgsi^w^v^ediat^ly thereafter.
Senators Simmons and Overman also
conferred with the president.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Fob. 19.—U
S. Sen. Thomas Gore was exonerated
of the charges of improper conduct by
a verdict in his favor in the district
court late yesterday In a suit for $50,
damages, instituted by Mrs. Minnie
Bond of Oklahoma City. The verdict
was returned in ten minutes after the
case was given, to the jury. But one
ballot was taken.
"We find,' the Jury stated, "the evi
dence submitted by the plaintiff en
tirely insufficient upon which to base
a suit, and said evidence wholly ex
onerates the defendant. Had the de
fendant, at the conclusion of the
plaintiff's evidence, announced that he
desired to introduce no evidence and
rested his case, our verdict would
have been the same-"
Hancock, Feb. 19.—Attorney Hilton,
counsel for tho Western Federation,
withdrew his request for a full in
vestigation of the Italian hall, Calu*
met, disaster, stating to the congres
sional committee that the counsel had
decided "no good purpose could be
by such iJSQTalry provided the
on a
of tar.ix to be inserted in tfte record.
Chairs-ji^n fayior said ho hoped all
sucn ati
tjoi! could
"o• and he v/wid .-fee glad if
15H iKs
Business Men
Nation See
in the Cu
Washington, Feb. 19. Interest in
the location of the federal reserve
banks, provided for under the new
currency law, became acute here with
the return of McAdoo and Houston of
the organization committee, from their
tour of the country. The committee
member insisted, however, that there
would be no decision until they had
been enabled to make a thorough
study of the data gathered on their
trip. The desks of the committeemen
are piled with a voluminous mass of
data, and information regarding the
Kern thuught It
,'-«irobal»le the seiatte would act on the
repeal before the house.
Although Kern voted for the exemp
tion of American ships, he said the
president had told him of various
international phases of the question
which were not before the senate when
the Panama act was passed.
The house members, it was an
nounced, desire some announcement,
or a message to congress by the presi
dent' before they reverse themselves
on the tolls question, so as to be able
to make clearer to their constituents
the international circumstances re
quiring the change.
Representative Underwood, it is un
derstood, while believing in the tolls
exemption, will not organize any op
position to the president in the liouse.
Representative Palmer, chairman of
the democratic caucus, said that while
he voted against the exemption, he»
wou' work actively for its repeal.
Chaftiiian Henry of the house rules
committee, .. nt to the White house
and offered xWt president help in ex
pediting the "tolls question and trust
bills. He said he believed both the
house and senate would repeal the ex
emption clause within tho next sixty
days. Hq expected the trust bills to
be out of the house within the next
thirty days.
The Insanity board yesterday after
noon granted the request of Mr. and
Mrs. M. J. Young for admittance to
the state insane asylum, in order that
they may endeavor to cure themselves
of the drug habit. They corresponded
with the officials of the insane hos
pital under the name of W. L. Brown.
The insanity board concurred in tho
statement of Mr. and Mrs. Young to
the effect that the drug habit is a form
of insanity, and granted their request
on those grounds. Deputy Sheriff
Fred Kramer went with the couplo to
Jamestown today.
Seriously 111.
Ji. Hove, the well known insurance
man, associated with Tom Baker, la
dangerously ill at a local hospital with
typhoid pneumonia. He has been a
resident of Fargo for thirty years and
has many friends here who will be
sorry to hear of his Illness.
Williston, N. D., Fob. 19.—-Bent on a
mission of study, fifty Williams coun
ty farmers will leave Wililston Sunday
on an expedition which will carry
them to dairying centers of southern.
Minnesota and Wisconsin, and which
provides for a day's visit each in the
twin cities, Fargo and Grand Forks.
George F. Carpenter, a Williston
banker, will be in charge of the party,
the project, however, being under the
direction of the Williams County Bet
ter Farmin association.
The personal interest taken in the
matter by James J. Hill, who made a
liberal donation for expenses, made
the trip possible.
Traveling over 1,000 miles, each
farmer participating in the tour has to
pay but $10, the remainder being paid
by Williston banks, Mr. Hill and oth
The party will go directly to the twin
cities and thence to Madison, Wis.,
where a day will be spent at the agri
cultural college. The next two days
will be spent in the smaller dairying
centers of Wisconsin.
Norfolk, Feb.. 1$ Wireless calls
sweeping over the sea from radio
towers on the middle Atlantic coast,
revenue cutters and a number of
steamships found no trace of tho five
masted schooner Kineo of Bath,
Maine, last reported yesterday taking
twelve inches of water per hour, in a
disabled condition.
of the
Fargo's conventions have been coming so thick and fast of late
that it is hard to keep track of them all. Yesterday The Forum
nearly lost one of the most important gatherings that will be held
this year when it very kindly donated the big state dairy conven
tion, that will be held in Fargo, Feb. 25, 26 and 27, to the city of
Bismarck, Undoubtedly Bismarck would be glad to get this big
gathering but The Forum hastens to take it back.
The state dairymen will hold their annual gathering here. Sam
Crabbe, Secretary Hardy of the commercial club, and many others
have let it be known in no uncertain tones that this convention is for
Fargo and it is going to be the biggest thing in the way of boosting
dairying in North Dakota that has ever been held in the state.
The information that was published in The Forum yesterday
concerned some speakers that were coming from Bismarck and the
western part ftf the state and through an error a Bismarck date
line was put on the story.
Los Angeles, Feb. 19.—Southern California Is flood bound as the-re
sult of a downpour which started at midnight Tuesday, and yielded
from six to eight inches of rain in thirty-two hours. Railroad traffic is
demoralized and telegraph facilities aro reduced 75 per cent. The city
streets were turned into mill races and irrigation c&nals were widened
into rivers. The railroad tracks on both sides of Santa Barbara were
washed out, bridges were torn away and washouts blocked and trains
The Southern Pacific, the Salt Lake and the Santa Fe railroads,
the three lines entering Los Angeles, were compelled to route their
trains over the Santa Fe branch running through Fullerton, All the
other lines are out of commissioin.
Several deaths by drownings are reported. In some sections Los
Angeles streets were for a time under ten feet of water. Fire engines
were requisitioned to pump out flooded basements and big buildings.
Several houses collapsed.
The schooner with a crew of eleven
Disabled Schooner
and Crew of Eleven
Cannot be Local®
ency Bill
claims of various cities for reserve
McAdoo and Houston declared they
found a practically unanimous senti
ment among bankers and business
men that the currency bill would bene
fit business conditions and further
more that the measure was a great
step in advance. McAdoo expressed
tho hope that the new system woulff
bo in operation before next fall, but
If it should not be, the resources of
the treasury would again be placed
at the disposal of the business Inter
ests of the country for the crop move
Northwood, N. D„ Feb. 19.—Peter
Korsmo, for nearly forty years a resi
dent of Grand Forks county, died in
the Northwood hospital on Tuesday"
afternoon, following a long illness*
froiti appendicitis. An operation per
formed shortly before his death failed'
to save his life.
The funeral services will be held
from the Free church In Northwood at
1:30 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Korsmo was well ltnowht,
throughout this part of the state, hav
ing been for a number of years county,?
comrni.s8ioner, and also a member of th^
legislature for several terms. He wai
president of the board of directors of*
Oak Grovo Ladies' seminary, at Fargo.
He has always been interested In the
prohibition movement and was an ac
tive factor in the securing of prohibi
tion for the statte.
He has extensive land Interests iiti
North Dakota and Minnesota, and waS^
also engaged for some time in the druj?
business with Paul Bllden, of North
wood. He leaves a wife and eight
Thursday, Feb. 25, tfco party will bo
in the twin cities again and will \iMfcj
tho Minnesota. Agricultural college#,# I
The following day the travelers will 1 t$ I
in Fargo, attending the dairymen-*
convention, and 011 Saturday they wilf
be in Grand Forks to inspect the I ilao
Hedge Dairy farm.
The excursion is for tho purpose of
creating an interest among the farm
ers of this section in dairying, as
against the breeding of beef cattle.
Governor McGovern will greet the par
ty at Madison.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 19.—Fifty North
Dakota farmers will tour Wisconsin
next week in a special train under tho*''*'
supervision of Prof. F. R. Crane, agriJuT1
cultural extension agent of the Great
Northern railway. The object is t$|:
study dairy and livestock methods
used by advanced farmers of the Bad-*^
crer state with a view of applying thent»
to the possibilities open In westerri'^
North Dakota. The party will visifel
West Salem, Madison, and the Btatp£
agricultural college, Waukesha anfiV
had been In bad luck for several dayst^I
When the Kineo was sighted by tho^
steamer, City of Atlanta, yesterday ifek
did not seem necessary for the 3inoS
to take off the Kineo's crew.
revenue cutter Oneondaga how ven^„
started to aid the Kineo, but has beci'3
unable to find her. The Kineo was theiK
sixteen miles northeast ol Diamond
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