Generally fair tonight and Wednea-'
day colder tonight
efeated in House
Blamarelt, **., Jan. 19.—The house has refused t» paas th*
non-partisan county and legislative nomination and election hill aft
er a long and heated debate on the floor.
The Stringer bill providing that counties of |4,500,000 assessed
valuation may vote a tax levy for county fair aid, passed the house
The house passed the Loftsgaard senate hill providing a penalty
for making false bank statements. This is the first bill to pass both
houses and will be put up to the governor for signature soon.
Representative Williams wants to know why department reports are
not on the members' desks and asked that a committee be appointed
to make an investigation and report. T. Twlchell suggested that If
it was discovered that the printers are at fault, the work should be
taken from them and placed where it could be taken care of. He
stated that the excuse of too much business was not sufficient as the
state should have the same service as private individuals.
Last night the committee recommended indefinite postponement
for the house bill providing state aid for county fairs.
T. Twichell, chairman of the house committee on appropriations
announced Dickinson and Knox as the members to act with himself
from the house in the investigation into the condition of the state's
finances and advise as to appropriations for institutions and de
partments of government.
The senate committee on taxes and tax laws last night recom
mended an investigation into the affairs of the tax commission with
the idea of ascertaining whether or not the commission is a profit
able investment for the state. Members of the board appeared be
fore the committee with an array of figures but were Informed that
an investigation was nut in the province of the committee, they
Blmply having the power to recommend as to whether a probe should
he made. When asked if the commission had any objections to an
Investigation being made they answered In the negative. It is ex
pected Fraine will answer the commission late this afternoon.
Representative Human presented a joint resolution this afternoon
calling for the location of a terminal elevator on the Missouri river
near Bismarck and set forth reasons why this is the logical loca
tion for such an enterprise.
The house judiciary committee this morning recommended
passage the senate bill providing that district judges be allowed
traveling expenses when called outside of their county or residence.
The senate committee on state affairs this morning recom
mended for indefinite postponement the bill providing the state
auditing board shall have a right to name the bond for state treas
urer and also the bill which provides a crop mortgage snail only
Include tine-half the value of the crop when harvested.
The house committee on state affairs this morning failed to
take action on the Rott resolution calling for an investigation into
the affairs of the state board^ef.caaiiek a: ^.
It is expected a report will he made following a meeting to tflK'
held tomorrow morning.
Less Frequent Sessions
of Legislature to Be
Threshed Oat on Floor
Jan. 19.—The senate judMary eemvnittee this
afternoon sent eight bills providing four year terms for state elec
tive officers and house members and eight year terms for state
senator back to ths sanate without recommendation.
It was the opinion of the committee that this is a big movement
and should have a thorough discussion on the senate floor. It
will be subject for discussion in the committee of the whole to*
Individual members of the committee expressed themselves
this morning against holding a session of the legislature only once
in four years, advanoing the argument that the state is in a con
structive period at the present time and will require biennial
sessions for many years to come.
Ask for $1,000,000
lore Than Estimated
Income of the State
Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 19.—The various state enterprises have
asked for about $1,000,000 more than the estimated income £gt the
next two years according to figures announced today by State Audi
tor Jorgcnson. The appropriations asked for total approximately
14,200,000 while the estimated income is only about $3,200,000.
The penal and charitable institutions want $769,870, the educa
tional institutions $1,325,128, the slate departments $912,653, the fish
hatchery $71,000, the Crittenton home $6,000 and the miscellaneous
appropriations total about $95,000 more and there are a number of
appropriations that have not been included in the budget.
Jorgenson will submit his estimates to the appropriations com*
Washington, Jan. 18.—A. senate bill
reform the consular system, so that
-fyonsuls general, consuls and secret
dries to embassies and legations may
He appointed to certain classes In the
pervice instead of to specific posts was
passed by the house, with minor
Amendments which must be concurred
in by the senate before the measure
becomes a law.
The bill would empower to the
•resident to transfer a consular of
ficer or secretary from one post to
Another within the same class, with
out requiring ratification by the sen
ate. It is primarily intended to relieve
the situation abroad wheTe the L«on
•Son embassy is congested with work
While the legations at Madrid and
capitals have little to do.
Chicago, Jan. 19.—Officials of the
bureau of animal industry have met
with armed resistance from the farm
ers in Kane, MeHenry and Whiteside
counties in their attempt to quaran
tine cattle affected with foot and
mouth disease. Dr. S. E. Bennett,
United States veterinarian, in charge
of the district, has appealed to Charles
P. Clyne, United States district at
torney, for the protection for his dep
Dr. Bennett told of an incident near
Barrington, McHenry county, Monday,
when a farmer drove an inspector
from his farm with a shotgun. At least
five similar instances have occurred
in the last three days, according to
the United States official.
"The farmers have no cause to re
sist government officers," said Mr.
Bennett, "as they are being paid a fair
price for cattle slaughtered. The only
way to stamp out the disease is to
kill the infected animals."
The farmers will be prosecuftod,
cording to the district attorndJY
Home, Jan, 19.—The* "easnafttos
as the result of last Wednesday's
earthquako are still uncertain.
Varying estimates place the prop
erty loss at $65,000,000 and the
I dead and injured at 70,000.
Rome, Jan. 19.—News reached here
tod'ay that a strong earthquake has
occurred in Calabria, especially around
Cosenza, the capital of the province.
It is not yet ascertained whether there
has been loss of life or serious prop
Calabria is !n the southwestern ex
tremity of Italy, commonly known as
the "toe" to the mainland of the king
dom. It is a mountainous region, and
disastrous earthquakes have been fre
Cosenza, Calabria. Jan. 19.—The en
tire population of Cosenza as well as
1lhe Inhabitants of Paola, A man tea,
*Castrovillari, there were no victims in
these towns. The people, however,
cannot be induced to return to their
dwellings as they fear a repition of
Several houses' collapsed fn L.ua*i, a
town of 3,000 people, eleven miles
north, but so far as is known, there
Washington, Jan. 19.—The British
government will not consent to allow
the steamer Dacia, recently transferred
from German to American registry, to
proceed to Rotterdam under safe con
duct with her cargo of cotton. London
so notified the state department.
The British reply to the suggestions
for a safe conduct, recently made by
the state department came through the
American embassy at London. While
the text of the message is withheld, it
is known the British objection is based
broadly on the reluctance to create a
precedent, which it is felt would be
followed by many similar purchases of
German ships in America, and efforts
to operate them on the former German
The British note does not undertake
to assert the right of Great Britain to
interfere with ships purchased and
transferred to the American flag in a
legitimate way, but said in this in
stance, the British believe the purchase
is not genuine.
London, Jan. 19.—Central news pub
lished a dispatch from its Athens cor
respondent, who declares the au
thorities at Constantinople are sup
pressing news of Turkish defeats in
the Caucasus. They have ordered the
execution, he says, of any ono spread
ing unauthorized news reports. The
military rule in Constantinople is
stricter today than it was in the
strictest days of Sultan Abdul Hamld.
Revolutionary rumors are numerous.
Turkish Vessels 8unk.
Sebastopol, Jan. 19.—(via Petro
grad)—A detachment of Ruslan tor
pedo boats have entered the bay of
Sinope, Turkish port on the Black sea
in Asia Minor, and have sent to the
bottom a Turkish steamer f»'id three
sailing vessels. The crews of all four
ships were saved. The name of the
steamer appears to have been the
Meorgea. No date of this engagement
ts given. The new* is trust
AND DAILY REPUBUCAW
FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 19, 3915. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5,1878.
Rome, Jan. 19.—-A new earth
quake of great force has shaken
aH Calabria, southwestern Italy*
but so far as i« known, caused no
As the relief and rescue work
attendant upon Wednesday's
earthquake progresses, it appears
some districts just south of Avez
zano were as badly afflicted as
Avezzano, with the percentage of
dead to the total population al»
most as large. The situation in
many towns is desperate and re*
lief measures are inadequate. Or
tucchio, southeast of Avezzano,
reported at least 2,000 victims*
fully half of whom were found
buried in the ruins of the cathed
rals. The town is virtually razed*
The ssme story oame from oth
er towns in the vicinity of 8an
benedetto, with 4,000 of its 4,500
population dead. Celano reports
1,000 dead. Paterno says 200 of
its 2,000 inhabitants are alive.
THE MAN WHO BELIEVES
FA&MS SHOULD BE SMALLER
IT 111 »n e i
Cooperstown, N. D.—A Psrmwv
Germans Begin New
ttle Against Yyres-
Tiirks in Sac! Plight
London, Jan. 19.—The Germans fcaveMBfcefun another offensive,
according to unofficial advices from Holland. It is said the Ger
man heavy artillery went into action yesterday and a battle is in
progress for the possession of Ypres. The British are moving in
fresh forces to defend Ypres, around which has occurred some of
the heaviest fighting of the war.
RUSSIANS MOVE WESTWARD.
Petrograd, Jan. 19.—The Russians are moving rapidly westward
through Transylvania, (adjoining Roumania.) TheRussians are in
possession of a mountain pass fiiving easy access to Hungary, it
The plight of the Turkish army corps which battled near
Kara-Urguan, in the Caucasion region, is described in Petrograd,
as pitiable. It is said those escaping alive are fleeing toward Er
zerum, but owing to the capture of their food supplies, they are
confronted with starvation or surrender* is. stated in MM place
900 soldiers were found frozen dead. "f*w
FRENCH ADVANCE ON ST. MIHIEL.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 19.—Arthur M.
Knight, wanted at Fargo, N. D„ on
a charge of embezzlement from the
Fled Man's lodge while recorder, will
!ut up a strong fight against rcquisi
jion. The hearing on the requisition
which has been Issued by Governor
Hanna. is set for Jan. 20.
Sheriff John C. Ross, States Attor
ney A. W. Fowler and Henry Rusch,
WILL VILLA GO
Wortiirtgton, Jan. 19.—Dispatches fil
ed yesterday at Mexico City said that
while it was reported Villa with a large
force was coming to the capital, reli
able information indicated he would
not move further south than Queretaro.
One message ventured the suggestion
that Villa's stop at Queretaro means
that he finds himself unable to co
operate further with Zapata forces.
Yesterday the department officials
set up by the convention were packing
records preparatory to going north*
either tct Torreon or Chihuahua*
London, Jan. 19.—A further advance in the effort to pierce
the German line above St. Mihiel, near the eastern end of a battle
ne France, was announced officially at Paris. It is said another
field work in the forest of Lepretre was captured and 500
^ards of German trenches occupied there.
At the same time the allies were attempting to press forward
•Horthwest of St. Mihiel. The movements if succeesful, would cut
'•trough the German line, cr compel the evacuation of the St.
.Iflihiei, The tenure of this town by the Germans results in a
•j|h arp bend in the allies line, oresenting a menace they have been
Endeavoring for weeks to remove.
The French have ration the positions at Laboiseelle captured
Jly the Germans, Paris asfterts. The German official announcement
•ays no action of importance has occurred along the entire western
Russian attacks north of theVistuI*. were repulsed with heavy
losses, Berlin claims.
Petrograd, Jan. 19.—The German forces In central Poland are
Continuing their efforts to advance west of Warsaw, between
•ochaczew and Bolimow and southwest of Warsaw, between Skiern
.fiewice and Grodzisk, all their left flank is endangered by the advance
«f Russian troops along the right bank of the Vistula. West of
fMock, the position of their right flank according to Russian re
ports, is no longer tenable.
This forward movement on the center of the German line has
been unsuccessful thus far. It has been noted by Russian aero
planes and checked by artillery. All the trenches the Germans sue*,
•eeded in taking have been recaptured by the Russians.
Knight Intends to
the latter representative of the Nor
thern Trust Co.. of Fargo, are here to
support the requisition.
Sheriff Koss declared he knew the
prisoner for years and picked him out
of a number of others at the county
jail upon arriving In Louisville. The
states attorney was summoned bj
telegraph when the sheriff learned of
the opposition to the prisoner a return.
Rooeevelt, -.fR J., Jan. 19.—Serious
rioting1 occurred today at the plant of
the American Agricultural Chemical
Co. between 500 striking workmen and
sixty deputy sheriffs. Many shots were
fired and a number of strikers wound
ed* One man is reported killed.
Knitting Mills Bankrupt.
Milwaukee. Jan. 19.—The Zulu Knit
ting Mills Co., at Two Rivers, Wis.,
filed a voluntary petition of bank
ruptcy in federal court today.
Interest in Bi
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y welcome to
City Is Extended
By Sec. J. P. Hardy
President Worst Opened the Big Annual Meeting
Stroke of 10—Many Interesting and Instructive
Addresses Were Delivered Today.
THINGS GOING ON THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW.
THIS EVENING, 7:30 O'CLOCK.
Learning at th- Sair.e Time,
(ifcereopticon lecture), A. P. Hollis, agricultural college.
Address—What We Owe Girls, Miss Julia O. Nuwton,
agricultural college extension department.
Address—Sonic Applications of the Principles of Plant
Disease to Methods in Agriculture, Prof. H. L. Bolley, agri
Morning Session, 9:30 O'clock.
Address—Marketing and Rural Credit Problems in
American Fanning, Charles J. Brand, chief, office of markets
and rural organization, department of agriculture, Washing
ton, D. C.
Address—Practical Conservation ior tfee JTanmavPnea..
Ellwood C. Perisho, Brookings, 8. D.
Afternoon Session, 1:30 O'clock.
Address—Increased Grain Production by Practical Tree
Culture, Fred W. Smith, president school of forestry, Bot
tineau, N. D.
Address—Potatoes, C. E. Brown, extension department,
University of Minnesota, (farmer).
Address—Alfalfa Production as an Economic Asset for
North Dakota, L. R. Waldron, superintendent sub-station,
Address—What Will Co-operation Do for s Community 1
A. 0. Nelson, Willraar, Minn.
THE HOME PRODUCTS SHOW.
In armory section of auditorium.
NORTH DAKOTA CORN SHOW.
In armory section of auditorium.
IMPROVED SEED SHOW.
In the new auditorium.
NORTH DAKOTA POULTRY SHOW.
In Bowers1 building, west of Orplieum theatre.
Committee on Resolutions—A. Powers, Leonard, farmer
Mrs. Biglow, Minneapolis T. E. Tufte, North wood, farmer.
Committee on Nominations—Peter Stewart, Fargo, farm
G. E. Brindlc, Emmons county, farmer Miss Mable Sen
Probably one of the largest Initial
attendances ever seen at the Tri-State
Grain Growers' convention were pres
ent this morning in the new audi
torium when Pres. John H. "Worst, of
the association and head of the North
Jjakota Agricultural college, cpene-.l
the Seventeenth annual convention at
10 o'clock this morning.
The complete detailed story of the Home Products show
Which is to be found on the first floor of the auditorium, will
found on pages 12 and,13 of this issue.
The complete list of awards in the poultry show will be
found on page 9.
Detailed accounts of other features of Tri-State week
are to be found elsewhere.
As it takes an enormous crowd to
make a showing in the big auditorium,
which has a seating capacity of 3,500
people, at first glance it did not seem
that there were many people present,'
but by 10:30 o'clock there were be-j
tween 300 and 400 people In the big
structure. There have been a few
times in the history of the convention
when the old Fargo operahouse, which
was formerly the meeting place of the
association conventions and which is
now burned, was filled at the first ses
sion. This did not happen often anil
this morning President Worst stated
that if there were 100 people present
when the meeting was opened he
would know that the attendance at the
convention wag going to be large. If
the attendance this morning Is to he
taken as a forecast of the remaining
days of the meeting, it will be the larg
est Grain Grower's convention ever.
Worst Opens Convention.
Promptly at 10:30 o'clock President
Worst arose and called the meeting to
order. He stated that for the past
eight years the rrieetng has been call
ed to order on time.
In his usual pleasing manner ""Presi
dent Worst called attention to the fact
that the convention was meeting under
really favorable circumstances, calling
(Additional oonveation news, pace 14.)
attention to the auditorium and tt«
capacity to seat any crowd that may
reasonable be cxpected to come to the
"We are meeting under additionally
favorable circumstances," continued
the presiding officer of the convention,
"because our country is at peace with
all the world while the most studend
ous and needless war is raging on the
other side of the water.
"We have much to be thankful for
in this country. We have plenty to
eat and wear and are contributing to
the relief of the desolate people across
"There has been no time since I
have been connected with this institu
tion that I have felt we should pause
for a moment and consider in whom
we have our being and whom we
should thank for the many blessing*
we are enjoying."
President Worst then Introduced
Rev. E. C. Ford, pastor of the Ply
mouth Congregational church of this
city, who invoked the devine blessing
on the convention. Rev. Mr. Ford's
prayer was an able one, In which he
prayed especially for the farmer.
Hardy Welcomes Farmer*.
Sec. J. P. Hardy of the Fargo
mercial club was the next speaker,
and in his usual characteristic, pleas
ing manner, welcomed the farmers of
the northwest to Fargo.
In his talk he paid particular &t«
tention to the interest that the com-*
mercial club takes in the welfare of
the farmer, pointing out that all bus
iness men were interested in the farm
ers making "two blades of grass grow
where one thistle grew before." He
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