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Washington, March, 2.—A scathing
arraignment of the Colorado militia for its treatment of striking miners and their families is contained in a voluminous report submitted to the house today by tho mines and mining sub-committee which. under a resolu tion adopted a year ago in January, investigate^ conditions in the Colorado i-oal fields. While scoring conditions generally in the coal fields and criticis ing many of the acts of the mine operators, including alleged violation of state laws, the committee reports that no evidence was found of a con spiracy in restraint of trade to limit the output of the mines, nor conclusive -|»roof of the existence of peonage. •The strike was settled long before People Ask Ui v I What is the bent lax*tivr? Yean of •xperieTire in se!':ng all kinds leads us jto always recommend (3tde*Eig&< :SS tue i»:»n, siretfc an.* nv-'? Ui# iO Ci*H» Fargo Drug Co. HOWARD MOODY MOORHEAD'S UP-TO-DATE DRY GOODS STORE Announcing Our New Arrivals in. 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It de clares that these disturbances are na tion wide In their importance that the federal government is the only competent to deal with them, and, aft er referring to the testimony of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who disclaimed responsibility for the Colorado condi tions. adds: "Absentee owners or directors by their absence from the scene of such disturbances cannot escape their moral responsibility for conditions in and about properties in which they are interested." Liberal extracts from the 2,000 pages of testimony taken by the com mittee are embodied in the report -with comment: "Considerable testimony on both sides of the controversy, we believe to be unreliable and the confidence should be placed in it. Colorado has good mining laws that ought to afford pro tection to the miner If they are en forced, yet in this state the percent ape of fatalities Is larger than any other, showing there is undoubtedly The Genemotor FORD ELECTRIC Starting and Lighting System Manufactured by The General Electric Co. Don't fail to see this system at the Fargo Auto Western Motor Supply Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Distributors WRITE FOR DEALERS' PROPOSITION AND TERRITORY' li MOODY something wrong in reference to the management of its coal mines. It is contended by the miners as one of their grievances that the operators do not obey the law, and however good the laws may be If not observed they are of no protection. "The testimony of James Dalryimple, state mine inspector, calls attention to the many violations of the law by the operators, and the miners claim this is one cause leading up to the strike. The report of Mr. Dalryimple also said he found In some cases the operators had put in operation new devices and systems of an advantage to the min ers." "It seemed the militia was on fhe side of the operators in this contro versy," says the report after reciting the action of the governor in calling out the state troops, "and the evidence seems conclusively to prove such to have been the case. The sooner men armed in the service of the state learn that the men with whom they -nay deal may be poor and ignorant and even violators of the law, but are still human, the better it will be for all concerned. "The recruiting of mine guards as members of the militia, in our judg ment was a mistake, sinc-3 Intense animosity had existed for some time between mine guards and the miners and it was difficult or even impossible for the miners to feel that these men were neutral conservators of peace. Some of the militiamen seized 'lie op portunity while clothed with the au thority of the state to engage in vari ous lawless acts. "In other instances the acts were of an immoral kind and of su-:h a nature i =£5 Show THE FARGO FORUM -'AND DAILY REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1915. as to be unfit for publication In this report. There were acts o* brutality testified to before the committee which might be enumerate-!: men on slight provocation were thrown into jail and kept there without the op portunity of proving their innocence. There were many good men »n the militia, both officers and privates and the strikers testifying said that cer tain companies were composed of kind men and if their houses were to be searched they asked that members of these companies be sent bat if others were sent to do the searching they would be subjected to indignities and would probably be robbed of whatever they might have the militia wanted." The committee denouncss John M. Chase, adjutant geqeral of the militia of the state, for his refusal to testify except on condition that he would not be questioned by representatives of the miners and that he was "overbear ing to all who came In contact with him." Reviewing the testimony of many witnesses, the report says from the time the strike was called until the federal troops were sent into the field by the president of the United States there was a series of battles which Beemed to be fierce whlls they lasted and a number of people were killed and wounded on both sides. It condemns an inexcusable both the attack on Berwind camp by men alleged to have been strikers as well as the as sault upon Forbes tent colony by armed guards using a machine gun. "A private guard system may be thought necessary," the committee here contends, "but wherever it exists sooner or later trouble will occur, and proper officers of the law should be substituted who will be impartial in maintaining peace and older."' Testimony of present and former county officials Is quoted to show ef forts of mine operators to control elec tions In Las Animas and Huerfano counties and the committee remarks that the manner of selecting juries in those counties, where, according to witnesses in one case at least, seven out of twelve jurors were deputy sher iffs, "appears to be against the pro visions of the law." Some of the men brought into Col orado by detective agencies employ- ed to guard the mines, the committee finds, had been in the same kind of service in West Virginia and they brought with them the same machine guns which had been used in an armored car against strikers in that state. Concerning the charge that the op erators were guilty of peonage, the committee reports: "We did not find It clearly prcven that a condition of peonage existed in the coal fields of Colorado, but we found that during the strike men were brought in from other states by the train load and were delivered to the mining camps under guard of the mili tia, many of whom were foreigners and unacquainted with the work of mining coal. We do not believe it was proved that the operators forcibly kept men in camp until their debts were paid, but that they rather endeavored to hold those who already were In camp before the strike and to prevent those who had been taken on as strike breakers from going outside." Chicago, March 2.—Federal and statr offlnlals e*peet to stamp out foot and mouth disease in Illinois by the end of tho present week, when the last Infect ed animals will be slaughtered. But five herds remain to be killed. The cattle awaiting slaughter are in Jo Daviess. Ogle, Lee and Henry coun ties. In the meantime, members of the house and senate of the Illinois general assembly are anxious to obtain the paesagro at the earliest possible date of bill providing for the payment of the state's half of the damages due the farmers whose stock lias been slaugh tered. There are three bills pending in the house, one appropriating $1,900,000, and two other bills 51,000,000 each, while In the senate there is a bill making an appropriation of $1,000,000. Figures compiled by the United States Bureau of Animal Industry showing the situation regarding foot and mouth disease in the different states affected as existing Ffcb. 16. proved Illinois to have been the great est sufferer. Illinois, according to the report, had 51 infected counties, 658 in fected herds, 22,950 cattle, 680 sheep, 27,840 swine, a total of 51482 infected animals. Ohio had 38 Infected counties, 186 in fected herds, with a total of 10,625 in fected animals. Pennsylvania had 28 infected coun ties, 707 infected herds, with a total of 18,561 infected animals. In Michigan the total number of in fected animals was 7,790 in Indiana, 6,804 Iowa. 3,572 and Wisconsin, 4,440. How H« Does It. Indianapolis Star: "Jones is making money fast these days. How does he do it?" The time he used to put in kicking about being poor he's now putting in workine to get rich." Digestive Disorders Yield When the right help is sought at the right time. Indigestion is a torment. Biliousness causes suffering. Either is likely to lead to worse and weak ening sickness. The right help, the best corrective for disordered conditions of th© stomach, liver, kidneys orbowelB is now known to be Beechams Pills and the right time to take this fa» mous family remedy is at the first sign of coming trouble. Beecham's Pills have so immediate an effect for good, by cleansing the system and purifying the bjood, that you will know after a doses they Are the Remedial Resort Sale of Anr M«Jicin® wnywfcw*. 1* 1®*" Hail Given Prompt 7j~~~ 5 Declaring that the mine troubles «*re nation-wide in scope, the committee reaches this conclusion: "It should be the duty of the irov ernment to assist any states in settling a dispute that is nation-wide in its scope: and if anv federal law can be enacted that will help not only Colo rado, but any other states that may be similarly situated it is the duty of congress to speedily put upon the sta tute books such laws, BO that such industrial disturbances may forever cease." EXPECT TO STAMP OUT DISEASE OF STOCK THIS WEEK GROUP II GROUP GROUP (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) Bucharest, Rumania, Feb. 6.—Rum ania has four political parties, the Liberal, now in power ana headed t»y Prime Minister Bratianu the Conser vative .lately, in power and led by Petre Carp, former prime minister the conservative democratic, headed by Alexander Marghiloman and the na tional party, which is at present a negligible factor but whose rather broad policies are. in the main still ad vocated bv Constantlne Mille, publish er and political director of Rumania's most prominent independent newspap ers, Dimineatza and Adeverul. Of these parties only one, the conser vative democratic is avowedly pro Russian and anti-German. Its leader, Take Jonescu is accused by his politi cal opponents as being more Russian than the Czar, and "more English than Mr. Churchill." It cannot be said, however, that the liberal party is to any great degree pro-German. During the life of King Charles I., a Hohenzollern prince, such is said to have been the case. But since the death of that monarch no de finite official expression on the attitude vf Rumonia towards the belligerent na tions has come from this party. It is claimed, moreover, that the party is none too strong, and that it has al ready been obliged to look for the con servatives for support. It is known, and Mr. Marghiloman acy stated to The Associated Press correspondent, that Mr. Bratianu and he worked in accord on the war question. One night, early in the war. students posted upon the doors of the royal pal ace in Bucharest a notice with the leg end: "To Let." King Charles looked upon this act as an expresston of rank Ingratitude. To be thus served with notice to quit is said to have broken his heart, and the affair is now said to be slowly killing Queen Elizabeth, bet ter known in the United States as Car men Sylva, who spends most of her time at the grave of her husband. Mr. Marghiloman is iron-flsted, how ever, and this quality, it is asserted, has so far assisted Prime Minister Bratianu in curbing a public sentiment overwhelming in favor of war against Austro-Hungary and Germany. At best the political parties of Ru mania are small affairs numerically, the four groups having a total mem bership of about 2,000. The remainder of the population of about 7,000,000 has no voice in political matters. None of the political parties has a set policy, and all are governed by oligarchial in ner circles. From this, so local ob servers say, has grown a condition which is largely responsible for the present predicament of the govern ment. "While Premier Bratianu has done everything to preserve the neu trality of the country, the population has been clamoring for war, urged on, it is claimed, by a press heavily sub sidized by Russia. There seems to be no doubt that if the present government prevails Ru mania will weather the present storm without going to war. But even Mr. Marghiloman admitted there was no assurance that the government would remain firm. In other quarters the fear was expressed that ultimately an out break of chauvinism in the streets might place the government in the position of either having to go to war or fire upon the mob. In that case the government would go to war, it was Far go's Shopping Center—Where Prices and Quality Meet Dress Goods & Silk Sale n/i Continued Thursday 1 ———. 11 ————11 11 .I,,, 1 It will Pay You to come and see these Specials GROUP I Wool Dress Goods and Silks Wool Dress Goods and Silks III Wool Dress Goods and Silks IV GROUP V Wool Dress Goods and Silks Wool Dress Goods and Silks The Political Situation in Rumania at Present a asserted. What the weight of King Ferdinand's opinion would be in that case is not known. Th,xigh he has be come thoroughly Rumanian, the Buch arest public does not forget that he is a Hohenzollern. On the other hand, the present queen is an Englishwoman and for that reason King Ferdinand might be invited to move, as was his uncle, the late King Charles. A factor which is making the posi tion of the government anything but easier is the strong influence in favor of war of Mr. Mille, publisher of the Dimineatza and Adeverul. There is a strong probability that Rumania has so far kept out of the war by a lack of materials needed for such an enterprise. Mr. Marghiloman informed The Associated Press corres pondent that the country was not yet prepared for war when the first out breaks of chauvinism occurred. From other sources it has been learned that even today Rumania has not enough munitions to remain in the field longer than four months. "Where wquld Rumania be today if we had failed to curb the war fever last September?" asked Mr. Margholi man. "There would be neither .a shell nor a cartridge left. We have no am munition factories in the country, and Russia must buy in a neutral market herself. Since then we have been able to install at least a few of the ma chines needed in the manufacture of ammunition. They are not in opera tion as yet, however. In military cir cles at least my stand then Is appre ciated today." Rumania's army is a puny thing in this struggle of millions of soldiers. The. total military establishment num bers about fiOO.OOO men of whom 400,000 are available for service in the firing line—would be ready for service against Hungary after much delay it Bulgaria could be counted upon to stay out of the fray. Although Rumania* has what is probably the strongest riv er navy—monitor fleet in the world that army alone could not be counted upon to keep the Bulgarians In chcck. A force of at least 100,000 would bo needed to prevent Bulgaria from oc Wc Give S. & H. Green Trading Stamps 39c •W" 19 cupying the Dobrodja district and all Rumania south of the Danube. This would leave about 300,000 men for a campaign against the Austro-Hungar ians and Germans, who have already been massed along the Rumanian bor der. But it is said tat Bulgaria's army ia as strong as that of Rumania, and as Mr. Marghiloman pointed out, the sit uation would then be merely that two new factors had been introduced into the European war without advantage to either of the present belligerents. The struggle would then have become merely more general. Rumania, more over, would find herself between two fires, Austro-Hungarians and Germans, in the north and the Bulgars and Turks in the south. The former, it is thought, would descend en masse to get possession of the Campini oil fields, and thus deprive Rumania of the only fuel she has for the operation of her railroads. Meanwhile the Rumanian army is of unknown quality. The officers present a smart appearance and the men are well equipped so far as the material on hand has permitted. What sort of an account this army would give of itself pitted against the well-seasoned sold iers of Austro-Hungary and Germany and the veterans of Bulgaria is pro blematical. The war parties insist that Russia, France and England could be relied upon to meet financial requirements. The coming of summer would mako easier imports into Russia and thencn to Rumania. The great financial cap acity of France and England would discount the deficiency in this of Rumania. AMONG THE MANY. "Among those present," people read In our own land, When they would give a little heed To those on hand. Each land of course has its wan As vou must know. 1 "Among those president,** they say In Mexico. SEE THE PRESSURE GREESE GUN THE NEWEST THING FOR AUTO OWNERS AND GARAGES. We are just inside the door at the show. Pressure Greese Kansas City ,T*irnaL ei22 Dyspepsia Tablets .Villi Relieve Your Indigestion Fargo Drug Co. fPUPP" Gun Devils Lake, N. D. Co.