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Telephone 13 or 32 ':1 WANT ADS BRING RESULTS THIRTIETH YEAR. DUCED AT SESSION. matter of the sale, and he turned to McCanna and vehemently dared him or any of "the Cando crowd'' to have him (Collins) arrested, and ly listening to the testimony, occa sionally conculting with his attor ney, Scott Rex, who was at the hear ing to represent Lord and Thomp Attorney McEnroe, who appeared before the board representing Col lins, also seemed to participate in the spirit of belligerency, and he and Governor Burke, who presided at the meeting, had several lively and heated tilts. One of these was provoked by the suggestion of At torney McEnroe that Governor Burke was acting as attorney in the case, which statement was rather warmly resented by the governor. This came about when Mr. McEnroe asked whether members of the board had any inquiries to make regarding a phase of the evidence. The govern or and Attorney McEnroe looked at each other with some warmth across the table, at opposite ends of which they sat. "I was under the impres sion that you were acting as attor ney in the case," said Mr. McEnroe. "If that is your impression, you are Mr. McEnroe then read two letters, one from Amos W. Blanchard and another from George McComb, the tenor of which was that there had been some question raised as to the placing of all the parcels of land on at public sale, and as to an under standing that certain parcels of land had not been sold. An affidavit of J. Nelson elly of Grand Forks was also presented, stating that he had gone to this sale to bid for some land, and that he was advised by the commissioner in charge of the sale that a certain parcel had not been and would not be placed on sale, and that because of this information he (Kelly) had gone to Nelson coun ty and bought land, thinking he could not get the piece he wanted. Mr. Kelly did not describe the land accurately, but did so by placing it with reference to other land. This was the only affidavit presented. Mr. McEnroe then presented two copies of the treasurer's receipts for land, one of them marked void, and in the name of Harry Thompson, BOTH SIDES OF THE CONTROVERSY REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL —COLLINS REFUSES TO BE CROSS EXAMINED BY OPPOSI TION ATTORNEY AFFIDAVI TS BY THE SCORE WERE INTRO- It is probable that few public in vestigations of the kind conducted by the state board of university and school lands into the charges made by D. B. Collins, formerly of Cando and now of Fargo, as to illegal sales pletely certified, but he would sub of school land in Towner county in jmit legally certified copies later. In the autumn of 1901, have been char acterized by as much informality and belligerency as was that held in the private office of the governor yes terday morning. Collins, the com plaining witness, was plainly bellig erent. He declared that fraud had been practiced in the school land sale in question and that a parcel of land, which is the one about which the controversy revolves, had been At the opening of the investigation Collins' complaint one time, although Mr. McEnroe objected to the sitting. Collins did not admit that the gov of State Auditor Brightbill as a ernor had advised him how to pro member of the inquiring board, he-|ceed. stating that he had gone to cause of the fact that he had been A. Hildreth and paid him $25 for county auditor of Towner county and .advice and the drawing of the pa served as clerk of the sale in ques-'pers. He did admit, however, that tion back in 1901. This brought this procedure was along the lines forth some discussion. Mr. Bright- that had been suggested by the gov bitl said he was entirely willing not, ernor. to sit if the members of the board After the completion of Collins* so desired. Mr. McEnroe said there statement, Attorney Scott Rex began was no intention of reflecting in any! to cross-examine him with reference way on Mr. Brightbill, but it was,to his financial transactions in the feelt he might not desire to sit and past and as to certain judgments inquire into the case, in view of his!and debts of Collins, and the war connection with the sale as clerk, fare broke out afresh. Collins said It was agreed that there was no pre-j (Continued on page two.) cedent covering this particular point, ++++++*+++,*++++++*,„,„„„„„,„„ and Mr. Brightbill finally said he would continue to sit and takee part, in the investigation, as he felt that no previous action of his had in any way biased or prejudiceed his judgment or would do so. ALLEGED FRAUDULENT SALE OFSTATE SCHOOL ^Attorneys Clash, the Lie is Passed and Excitement Enough for the Most Enthusiastic. covering a certain describtion of land at $13 an acre. The other was at a later date, signed and covering the same description of land at $10 an acre. He said these were incom- heply to an inquiry froni Superin tendent Stockwell, he said these were presented as tending to show, according to the complainant, that this land had been bid in at a higher price, and the receipt was subse quently cancelled and rewritten for the lower price. Mr. McEnroe then stated to the board that Orville Canfield of Stark weather and James McPike and held up from the sale and sold the! James Taylor of Cando were the next day at what was in effect a names of persons who could give private sale, to D. W. McCanna, a testimony as to the fraudulent char well-known resident of Towner ^cter of the sale of lands in the fall county, who was also present at the of 1901. meeting, and sat two chairs away Mr. Collins, who is tall, large from Collins. At one time in the framed, smooth faced, and whose course of his heated declarations, I testimony was full of vehement de Collins declared that "the Cando clarations of an attempt to ruin him crowds," by which he meant to in-! by the "Cando crowd," testified along clue Lord and Thompson and Mc-1 the same- lines presented in his affl Canna, had sought to ruin him be-! davit and petition for an investiga cause he insisted on opening up the tion, declaring that one Jack McCune had received a quarter section of land at $10 an acre and a $2,000 first mortgage loan it because he object ed to the way the land was purchas bring the whole matter into court, ed at the sale and threatened to McCanna apparently paid not much make a fuss about it. He told of attention to the "dare" and sat quiet-, the school land sale as he remem bered it, and his understanding that the land in question, section 16, was not to be placed on sale He also told upon what subsequent transac son in addition to McCanna, these tions he based his belief that Lord seeming to be the men whom Collins charges with fraud in connection wjth the sale in question. Thompson and others had tried to injure him financially. And he gave this threat, which he said came to him through J. J. McCanna, as the reason why he had withdrawn his request for an investigation three years ago. He refused to state whether he believed that the board of university and school lands was ready at that time to give him a fair investigation, and this' question was repeated several times, but it was finally made clear that the with drawal was at Collins' request, and that no bad faith attached in that transaction to any member of the state board. Collins stated that he had written the governor a letter ascribing this threat as the reason for withdrawing his former complaint. The governor presented a letter from Collins, which was the only letter he said he had received from him, and which was not put in evidence, but which evidently contained no reference to very much mistaken, Ma. McEnroe," this: threat, from the fact that Col declared the governor with some lins referred to "another letter," in warmth. Attorney Rex then inter- which he said he had explained the posed tnd said he was there to rep- matter to the governor. It was also resent the parties already named, brought out that Collins and the gov and there was a temporary lull. lernor had talked over the matter of JEFFRIES PUT IN A DA O RES Ben Lomond, Cal., April 28.—To re cover from the slight operation on his back, in which a small eruption was lanced, Jeffries rested from trainiing today. He spent the day fishing and returned to camp late in the afternoon with a string of eighty trout. Jeffries says he slept soundly last night and has suffered no ill effects from the operation. He says he will be hard at work again Monday. TRI-STATE WEATHER. Washington, April 28.—Minnesota— Showers Friday and Friday night cooler in west and south portions Saturday fair in west, showers in the east portion, moderate to brisk north east winids near Lake Superior. North Dakota Local showers and cooler Friday Saturday fair. South Dakota Showers and cool- GALORE IN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE A LH IS READ O O O Near the end of a dull days' ses sion, Ballinger appeared rather un expectedly in the hearing room of the senate office building, ready to take the stand. Attorney Pepper, counsel for Pin chot, was cross examining Director Smith of the geological survey. It was at this juncture that Bal linger walked quietly through the rear door, followed by his attorney, Vertrees. Pepper soon abandoned his examination of Director Smith and it was whispered about that the sec retary was about to take the stand. And this was his intention, but sev eral of the committee members wanted to ask Smith several ques tions and when the last had been put the committee had already been in session half an hour beyond its usual adjourning time. Vertrees announced to the commit T- "URGING "ERE. arrived mi the city this week and Is actimg ini the capacity of professiom- New York, April 28 (Special).— So weak from the infirmities of age that his thin white hand had to be guided by another, John La Farge, artist and author of worldwide re pute, while held in a sitting position in bed in his apartments at 12 Fifth avenue, signed his will and then lay back on his pillow. At his bedside stood his son, a Jesuit priest attach er Friday or Friday night Saturday «d to the Vatican in Rome, who had fair. hurried over the sea on receiving pteimirc Paill tribune. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1910. N STAN APPEARED IN HEARING ROOM UNEXPECTEDLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEGINNING OF THE END ON SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR WILL BE PUTON THE STAND TODAY. There Was Little of Interest Yester day Aside From the Appearance of the Secretary On the Scene of Ac tion He Was Accompanied By 'Hie Attorney, Mr. Ventrees. Washington, April 28.—Secretary Ballinger will go on the stand tomor row to tell his version of the conser vation controversy between former Forester Gifford Pinchot and self. His testimony will mark the begin ning of the end of the investigation which the select congressional com mittee has been conducting since last January into the conflicting affaihs of the interior department and the for est service. REV. 1U. ROOTS, BISHOP OK HANKOW, CHINA Hankow, China, April 28 (Special). —The Right Rev. Dr. Roots, bishop of Hankow, is besieged with cable grams from Americans who are in him- quiring about friends who they fear I are in the midst of the Chinese rice riots Dr. Roots has remained at his post of duty, and while the cry has gone out "Death to all foreigners!" h? has so far refused to escape on either the English or American war vessels. EX-PRESIDENT MET THE KING Bruf^els, April 28.—Ex-President Roosevelt met King Albert of Bel gium today and they exchanged cor dial greetings, later driving together Jrjrom the Brussels exposition to Laaken palace and spending an hour in the gardens. Belgian people gave Col. and Mrs. Roosevelt and their children a warm welcome on their arrival here from Paris at noon. After luncheon at 1 tee that Mr. Balhniger was ready to tion from the American colony, give his side of the case. Roosevelt visited the exposition, and his appearance there was a double demonstration for himself Mrs k. Harrington of Jamestown, the American embassy and a recep- ana LANDSREFUSED. King. His passage down the a is a a a is a a al nurse at the home of Mrs. C. W.' cheers Paulen. JOHN LA FAROE, AUTHOR AND ARTIST, AND AN EXAMPLE OF HIS PAINTING American flags, accompaniefd by continual word that each day might be the last of the great artist Near by stood his wife, and there were present one or two other persons, including Dr. John W. Brannan, chief physician of Bellevue hospital, who has been in attendance for two weeks or more. EXCITING TIME FOLLOWS AN AT- TEMPT OF WILLIAMS TO MAKE "PEECH SPEAKERS VIE WITH ONE AN- OTHER IN PRAISING WORK OF A. P. Takes All af the Blame and Gets Lit tle of the Glory In the Newspaper Game Papers Depend on the Associated Press to Get the Facts and Nothing But Facts. New York, April 28.—The regular joint dinner of the Associated Press and the American Newspaper Publish ers association was thrown into riot ous and prolonged disorder tonight when Thomas T. Williams, businiess manager of Wm. R. Hearst was re fused permission to speak as he arose to reply to a biting criticism Mayor Gaynor had just made of Hearst's part in journalism. For twenty-flve miniutes the uproar continued while men stood on^&eir chairs and women craned their necks the balconies of the banquet to cover, murder and divorce trials, and after coffee had been brought in to do right and who knows how TRIBUNE Telephone 13 or 32 HEARSTAGENTIS IGOVERNOR BURKE HEARING ATA.P WANTADS BRING RESULTS PRICE FIVE CENT*. IS THE DEMOCRATS COMPLETE TICKET WAS NAMED AT GRAND FORKS THURS- DAY. 700 AT THE BIG DINNER CHAIRMAN CASHEL RESIGNS EXPECTED THAT GODWARD OF DEVILS LAKE WILL BE FOR SUPERINTENDENT. Confidently Expected That Burke Will Announce Himself in a Few Days Expected Ticket Given Here Will from „„„M„W hall Casey, Grafton M. A. Hildreth, "Hearst is not here. I am his Fargo Butler Lamb, Towner, friend and have a right to be heard," Governor—John Burke, shouted Williams, climbinig onto the Lieutenant Governor—John Brueg, speaker's table and shakinig his fist Ser Williston. in the face of the mayor. I Attorney General—S. L. Nichols, Put him out." "Shut up," "Free Mandan. speech," came from all parts of the' State auditor—Peter Rooke, Lin hall I'oastmaster N. F. Wright of The Cleveland Leader hammered in vain for order, while Williams stood impassive but obstinate and waited with folded arms to be heard. "This is a disgrace to the press of the United States. It must end," shouted Adolph S. Ochs, proprietor of the New York Times, as he stood on his chair behind the toastmaster and begged for a word. "Williams, 1 promise you, has less than forty words to speak, let me say them for him." "No, no, no," yelled the diners. "Williams says" began Ochs. "No, no," broke in the thoroughly angered diners, with added insis tence. Be the One at the Primaries—Vig orous Campaigning Planned. Grand Forks, April 28 (Special).— Harmony and enthusiasm marked the meeting here today of the demo cratic state central committee, at which the following list of candi dates for state and national officers was submitted by the nominating committee, which met recently in Fargo and approved by the commit tee: United States senate—\V. E. Pur cell, Wahpeton Geo. E. Duis, Grand Forks James P. Lamb, Michigan. United States congress—T. D. ton. Secretary son, Rolla. of state—W. F. Robert- State treasurer—H. L. Halvorson, Minot. Commissioner of agriculture and labor—Alex. Morrison, Pembina. Insurance commissioners—F. L. Walker, Dickey C*r1 Nelson, T«vw nerr I. Walker, Wyndmere. The above list is claimed by mem bers of the committee not to he a slate, but it is expected that the list as announced will be the ticket at the primaries. A candidate for superintendent of public instruction has not as yet Ibeen decided on, but the talk is that Ochs sat down, while the orchestra' Supt. Godward of Devils Lake, who thundered "Dixie." |made the race last year, will be in But Williams still kept his feet and the field again. Governor Burke a semblance of calm was not restor- was unable to be present, and has ed until Dwight Hillis of Brooklyn,' not as yet signified his intention of with witty and felicitous speech, making a run for a third term, brought laughter that drove out the Democrats are relying on no one anger. |else, however, and are confident that Directors, executives, members of.the governor will announce his de the Associated Press and the Ameri- cision in a few days, can Newspaper Publishers association morning session was given had met at their annual joint ban- a legislative inquiries, tariff discussions and race suicide and to sinlk for the gress. m.piri.ihv moment their wholesome rivalries as' afternoon session was taken [, .,*. competitors in the sense of their fel- lowship in one professioin, the fourth estate. Seven hundred sat down to tables, UD a the hosts began to hear things about! primaries. M. A. Hildreth of Fargo themselves from the guests. protested against the resignation. Mayor Gaynor, the guest of honor,! complimented Cashel and urged that the first speaker, took for his sub-'he continue in the work. The reslg ject, "The Press in its Relations to'nation was tabled, and on motion Public Officials." |J P. Lamb of Michigan was made He spoke as is his wont, and as vice-chairman to assist Cashel and he had been invited to do, without take charge in case of absence. John minicing words. I Bruegger asked that his name be "Those having power," he said, withdrawn as a candidate, but no "should use it justly, kinidly and action was taken. On motion, Brueg moderately. That makes their acts'ger was made chairman of a special' all the more effective. I measure'committee of organization for a vig my words in sayinig your power for(orous campaign, good is immense. Your power for The meeting was then adjourned evil is not so great as some may after stirring speeches by a number think. [of delegates, to meet before the pri- A public official who tries his best, a a do right, cannot be hurt by you.'tiongs0 of the candidates will be cir Some may abuse him, even lie and 'culated. forge about him. but they are pOwer-J less to hurt him. You can neither make nor unmake an honest and competent official. "If a publisher or editor be him self a perennial office seeker, he may desire to assassiniate every one in his way. and then. alas, what a dis grace he brinigs to journalism." report of the nominating to quet at the Waldorf-Astoria to for-|COmrmittehee and a discussion of can, get for awhile that there are aero-! plane flights to follow mine disasters LaMoure, id a 0 of ..oJ as of is possible candidate for con* report of the finance com mittee. Chairman Cashel then ten dered his resignation, stating that business would call him from the for much of the time before the „robablv earlv in June at the'meantime the peti- SENATE AND HOUSE ON THE RY. BILL George Ade, himself a practical newspaper man, spoke in a lighter Washington, April 28.—The rail vein and won the laughter of his road bill was under consideration audience by his deft touches on the' today in both branches of congress. trials andd enjoyments they had all alike experienced. "The Associated Press," he said, "is a great institution. Around a newspaper office we always felt easy in our minds if we knew the A. P. was on the job. My out of town as signments were usually given to me In the senate a spirited debate on the provision authorizing the making of rates was engaged in by Senators Clay, Bristow, Cummins, Crawford, Bailey, Aldrich, Borah, Root and Heyburn. A vote on this provision will prob ably be reached tomorrow. The the following words: 'Send in a small number of democratic mem good story—the A. P. will cover the facts.' "The A. P. bears the same relations to the modern newspaper that the solid businessman does to the Ameri can family. It stands in the back ground, keeps out of the supotlight, (Continued to Page 8.) bers in attendance in the house dur ing most of the session made it im possible for the insurgents to score victories over the regular republic ans An amendment was adopted to include telegraph and telephone com panies within the scope of the inter state commerce law.