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Advertisement copy should be in the office by 10:00 o'clock in the morn rng to insure proper insertion. Entered as second-class matter. MEMBEROF ASSOCIATED PRESS. THE BISMARCK TAX RATE. The tax rate in the city of Bismarck may seem high, but it must be remembered that taxes are assessed in North Dakota on a low valuation, When the valuation is high the tax rate is low, and vica versa. There is a need for a certain amount of money to meet government expenses and it must be raised by taxation. This is the popular system and it cannot be gotten away from this country. MR. BURDICK OUT OF THE RACE. In a signed statement in yesterday's Tribune, Lieutenant Governor Burdick of Williston declares himself out of the race for the gubernatorial nomination. Some time ago Mr. Burdick announced that he would not think of being a candidate if there was not a general call for him. Whether the call was slow in coming or whether other reasons prompted his action is not known, but it is enough that he has decided and decided unqualifiedly to keep out. NORTH DAKOTA CODE. "All the laws in the ten commandments are to be found in the code of North Dakota," said Judge A. R. Burr of Rugby, judge of the district court, in an address on the "Decalogue of the North Dakota Code," at the after noon session of the State Presbyterian synod at Jamestown college. "There are soma who say that religious subjects are not contained in our laws, but to judge from the fact that they put them first in the code, the early law makers of our state considered those of first importance. They are there in the same order as given to men hundreds of years ago in the ten com mandments." And yet one will look in vain for an application of the Golden Rule. AN INSANITY TEST Dr. Arthur Holmes, the psychologist of the University of Pennsyl vania, in an address says: "The way to determine whether a child is mentally normal is to watch it pick up a pencil or other object. If the thumb and Angers are used against each other the child is normal, but if the thumb is barely used the child is deficient. "Shaking hands is also a test of mentality, the psychologist says. Hav ing the subject grasp a bar and pulling himself up by the hands is still another test. Normal persons place the thumb on the opposite side of the bar in lifting their weight, but sub-normal ones put it on the same side as the fingers as monkeys do. "Jumping rapidly to a discussion of boy and girl natures. Dr. Holmes said that every boy should have a dog and every girl a doll, as every little boy is 'dog hungry' just as every little girl is 'doll hungry.'" THE MARCH OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Let us call the roll of the states which give the ballot to women on the same conditions as to men: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washing ton, California. This is the order in which these states made the new de parture. Wyoming had equal suffrage from the beginning of its territorial days, back in 1869. Utah, too, had it for a while during the Mormon regime in the territorial era, but in the conflict with polygamy congress took the ballot away from the women. From 1 mentioned were the only ones in which women had the same privileges as men at the ballot box. In the latter year Washington joined tihs liat. And now California writes its name on the equal suffrage roll. 1 5 0 a a 896 until 1910 the four states first Thus the suffragists have just made the largest single conquest in all their career. California is much more than twice as populous as the biggest of the other states which gives the ballot to women, says an authority. And the state next on the roll, Washington, was won less than a year ago. The suffragists have now more than an eighth of all the states. Most of those states are small in number of inhabitants. Combined, however, they comprise nearly one-seventeenth of the population of the country. In 1910 suffrage was voted upon in Oregon, South Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Washington, but it was rejected in all those communities ex cept Washington. Another attempt to gain this privilege will be voted upon by all those communities in the next election. In about two-thirds of the states, most of them being in the west, wom en are permitted to vote on school matters. The movement for enfranchise ment for them is proceeding vigorously in several European coutnries. Women can vote for all officials in Great Britain except for members of parliament. They have a limited suffrage in France, as well as in many of the provinces of the Dominion of Canada. Norway allows them a vote for parliamentary members. In the Isle of Man, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and Finland they have full suffrage, as in the six American states here mentioned. The agitation for equal suffrage for women began in the United States just sixty years ago. but the slavery issue, the Civil war and reconstruction pushed it into the background for many years. In the United States as well as abroad, however, it has won some notable triumphs in recent times. The souvenir edition issued by the Havana Post, published at Havana, Cuba, is a remarkable feat in journalism and shows real Yankee enter prise. The Post is the only English paper published on the island and is edited by a former resident of the United States. Some critics are inclined to insist that if Mr. Aldrich has any prac tical ideas to suggest for the public benefit he ought to help their chances of consideration by adopting a nom de plume. Kerosene is cheaper than in days gone by, and so is tobacco. But some people assert that kerosene will not take the place of coffee and that tobacco is not nourishing. Columbus day was incidentally another reminder of how much easier it is to celebrate a great man after his death than it is to keep him out of jail during his lifetime. Descriptions of the condition of the Turkish soldiers make it appear lucky for any of them that are taken prisoners by the Italians. The Chinese war situation ought to prove a safe subject for editors who have not yet decided upon the candidates they will support. Col. Thomas Mulich of Fargo, the great central figure of the Interna tional Harvester business in the north west, was here last night conferring with Manager Roy C. Battey of the local branch. Colonel Mulich is the livest wire in the implement business and a score of promising managers have received their training under him. He is as high as he can get in the affairs of the International Har vester people in the northwest, and the men who know him and regard him so highly are beginning to dread the possibility of his being called to. greater honors in the main offices at Chicago. Denny Hannifin is back on the res ervation again and speaking praises for Bismarck and Burleigh county. The squatter governor says that Glen dive is a good town but cannot touch Mismarck as the one bright spot. In the lobby of the McKenzie last night Governor Hannifin was telling of a long ago experience when he and A1 exander McKenzie were called upon to act as the two pallbearers of a friend of pioneer days. A blizzard raged and the two friends and the min ister hauled the remains out to the lonely in a bobsled. It was bitterly cold and in going up a small hill the casket slid out and was not missed until the party had gone for quite a dis.ance. The road was searched and the casket found in a snowbank. They (kig it out and went on to the grave. As they placed the casket. Governo" Hannifin said to the minister: "Now parson I want you to remember that the short prayers are the best prayers today and will mean less fu nerals. Be as quick as you can." The preacher complied, but Governor Hannifin says that it took him two days to thaw out. But ho always swore by that preacher after that instead of at him. Lieutenant Daniel Mulich and E. M. Stevens, who conducted the cane rush at the display of the International Harvester company at the exposition, have been mighty busy young men all t'.ie time, and th-ay have followed up their good work by outside confer ences with implement men, doing a heavy business and never forgetting the number. The other night they at tended a little gathering of frieuds where rye bread, cheese from a near by county and lemonade helped fill in the time. When they departed thev said that they must start out into the country at 6 in the morning. A friend gave them an order on the head wait er of the McKenzie for a nice piece of cheese. They declined. At 6 they started out. They got off the trail about noon and missed their noontime meal. They plodded on. Every step marked the greater gnawing of hun ger. At 2 they were almost famished. At 3 they were ready to eat their pocketbooks or other light diet. At 4 it was a pale pair that -stepped into the McKenzie lobby, rushed to the room of their friend and demanded that order quick. But in spite of their hunger they did a fine business. There is E. B. Goss. Mr. Goss occu pies a rather responsible position. Aside from being called upon to ref eree charades, guessing contests and other parlor games, he is a judge of the supreme court. As a consequence the gentleman has little leisure. A Minot friend of Judge G»oss has pre pared and sent in the following beau tiful poem, dedicating it to the judge: "They say we are hurried and flurried and pressed, Pursued by a demon of constant un rest, Since conditions are such that men scarcely dare turn From the cares that demand all the coin they can earn. But various things seem to prove that the pace Isn't always a struggle tv keep in the race. For there must be some people who read the long list Qf problems in checkers, in chess and in whist. "There's some one whom life in its kindlier drift Invites to reflections on psychic up lift, And some one who follows the people who pen The "Questions and Answers" seen on and again. There's always some one who is seek ing a guide A bet on a pinochle game to decide. The "masses may hustle and bustle and climb, But there's always some one who has plenty of time." SIDNEY F. WILLIAMS, With the Alamo Trio at the Grand Tonight. Modern method of gold beating was ^devised at Nuremburg, Bavaria. In tl50. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE I I *^+++++*+++*++++++++O*+++++*+*+++O++Qf+row^O*++0+++0+0^+++omm0» District superintendent's report, Bismarck district S. A. Danford, superintendent. Dear Bishop and Brethren:— In making my second annual report of Bismarck district I want to fir3t record my gratitude to God for good health and the abiding presence of the Comforter throughout the year. I also want to thank my brethren and their precious wives for their loyalty and Christian courtesy with out which many things would have been impossible. I am under deep obligations to all of them, personally. I have enjoye/1 their fellowship more than I can tell and among the beautiful things that I have hung on memory's wall are the scenes and seasons of refreshing and rejoicing in their homes and on their fields. This year has been a year of test ings and these brethren have stood the test. Revivals. Our supreme work has been to get men saved. Methodism is a revival movement, and a Holiness movement at that we have laid sttess upon all other necessary work of the church but "a revival on every charge" has been our watchword. I am glad to report that the old Gospel has not lost its power. The truth as it is in Christ Jesus is still sharper than a two-edged sword. The Holy Spirit has not resigned his office or ceased his ministry to men. God still hears and answers prayer. When people pay the price God still saves and sanctifies. We are humbled in the dust, how ever, that we cannot report more con versions. We feel that the lack is in us (God help us to get in tune.) but we are glad that our year has not been a barren one. Charges re porting revivals are: Jamestown, La Moure. Douglas, Oakes, Ellendale. Ashley, Linton, Bismarck, Driscoll, Underwood, Napoleon Mandan, Daw son, Pingree, McClusky, Turtle Lake, Beach, Oakdale. Camp Creek, Het tinger. Shields, Guelph, Douglas. Ster. ling, Moffit, Dale and many school house points where we have no name for the place as a charge. Some "of these places like Bismarck, Jamestown and some others reported over a hundred converts, others from fifty to seventy-five each and some others a smaller number. As nearly as I can judge of numbers from the reports given to me by pastors and evangelists there has been from 1,200 to 15,000 hundred people converttd, reclaimed or sanctified in the district this year in revival arid tent meet ings. The results may not show on membership as much as expected for many of the converts in many places were church rambrs. It is surprising how many church members will con fess *hat they.„have never been con verted when tfcey get into an old fashioned rev'val of religion. Camp Meeting. The Jamestown Methodist camp meeting continues to be the heart throb of revival work In our part of the state, as well as a sort of reli gious "clearing house." This year was the greatest meeting held on the grounds. About 500 people tented on the grounds, among whom was 42 preachers, while the attendance some days went over 1,000. The altar was filled at the opening service with leaguers, it being the closing service of the League convention as well as the opening service of the camp meet ing. The spiritual tide rose higher and higher till the last night when the last service closed in a blaze of glory. Probably 200 people were saved. Old time power and pld time results were wonderfully in evidence throughout the meeting. This is a Methodist camp meeting straight down the middle of the road, teaching and preaching nothing but the Gospel and in the terms of the Methodist church enunciated by the Wesleys. $2,700 was subscribed on a week day afternoon for the work next year. $1,300 worth of new tents and equipment was bought by the trustees and is now in storage in our own building at Jamestown. Some of the most prominent and wealthy laymen in North Dakota are on the camp meeting board of trustees. So the future of the feature of our work looks bright. We are incorporated under the laws of North Dakota, as a Methodist camp meeting and pain3 have been taken to safeguard every point where others camps have failed. S. A. Danford is president J. G. Mor rison, treasurer F. H. Farrand, secre tary W. R. Movius. chairman of trustees, and O. L. Anthony, superin tendent of the grounds. Local Preachers. The camp meeting and revivals have brought to the surface calls to preach and to deaconesa and mission work in great numbers. I have li censed- ten new local preachers and as many exhorters, and am sending three girls away for deaconess train ing. This is as it should be. I have always contended that we must de velop our preachers on the field in order to succeed. Four of these local preachers came from one charge and some of them will take work this fall. Revivals will solve the problems of pulpit supply. Eight splendid men stood up in camp meeting this year and said God had called them to preach. I got some of the best men on the district that way in year* gone by. Membership. I do not know what our increase in membership will be. We started in the year with 2.401 members. There ought to be a big increase but owing to the drought a great many people have moved out. If they have taken their letters it will cut down our increase to a small figure. I will let the statistics name the figures. Some charges reported big gains, such as Douglas with 41, Ashley with 50. Mandan with 51, Underwood with 40 and Bismarck, Jamestown, Linton. Beach, Mott, Dawson. Hettinger. Temvik, Ellendale. Dickinson and La Moure with each an increase from 0 0 ANNUAL RETORT OF'BISMARCK DISTRICT Presented to North Dakota Methodist Episcopal Conference by District Superintendent S. A. Danford of DismarcX 10 to 40. ,Mott new reports 106 mem bers, where but a short time ago we had none. Brother Bennett took 41 new members into the church this year, at Beach, making 76 members I in that new town, where but a short time ago we had none. In short, I I think every charge will show some increase in membership notwithstand ing the removals. We have worked successfully to •some extent in training and teaching the children for membership and have endeavored to get them into the church as early as possible. The children belong in the church. I New Buildings. Early in the year we dedicated new churches at Bowman, Sterling, Moffit. Driscoll, Dawson and Unkenholz. These buildings were reported as be gun last year. Owing to the drought we stopped work on the church at Stanton and are worshipping in the basement. The church at Omio re mains unfinished for the same reason and the church at Efnmett remains to be dedicated yet. after conference. The most remarkable piece of church building I have ever known of was at Beach. I laid the corner stonei on the first day of December, and then held revival meetings in tne church, all plastered, and lighted with elec trict lights on February 8. Just a little over eight weeks after getting rock out of Sentinel Butte for the basement. It is a beautiful modern church, finished in hard wood with raised floor and beautiful oak pews. I dedicated this church on May 15 amidst great rejoicing. Rev. W. G. Bennett, the pastor, is entitVed to special mention as to the human side he supervised it all. He not only (prayed through on it but they all said that no man on the job could dig more rock or do a bigger day's work than the preacher. This church cost $6,000 above the basement. The basement, when finished, will make it a $7,000 church. The church at Pingree is under con struction. We expected to dedicate October 1, but owing to lack of car penters could not get it finished. We preached, however, in the new church on that day and will dedicate later. We dug the first cellar in the new town of Vashti and will have a new building there before long. We are waiting on carpenters. We had to stop a lot of church, building enter prises owing to the continued drought but we are only waiting. We have not quit or closed up anywhere. I will never close a church or quit organizing as long as the people have money enough to chew tobacco and support pool rooms and Sunday base ball. The church of Jesus Christ ought to be first and somebody ought to insist upon it. God's "Financial Plan"—(tithing) would solve our financial problems if all our people would adopt it, and these seasons of hard times would only 'be occasions of rejoicing and we could sing with the poet: "We are often destitute of the things that life demands Want of shelter and of food. Thirsty hills and barren lands But we're trusting in the Lord and according to his word, We will understand it better by and by." New Organizations. We have organized new churches at Valley View, Camp Creek, Woody worth, Rhame, Plentywood, Mar marth, Mercer, Oakdale, Temvik, Emerson, Burnstad and Eckleson. Revival meetings were held in all of these places previous to organizing and the new members professed a saving knowledge of JesUs Christ. I find it almost useless to organize churches out of the worldly people for the purpose of social improement or booming real estate. Other church es may be able to do something that way. but the Methodist church is a "revival" or it is nothing. We have secured lots at Rhame, Woodworth, Burnstad, Temvik and Alexander, bu owing to drought would not go any further this year. Improvements. This has been a year of improve ments notwithstanding bad conditions. Most of the parsonages have been re decorated inside and painted outside. The grounds have been improved and beautified, the churches have been painted and many of them redecor ated inside and a general air of "somebody living there" pervades every place I visit. The official board at Bismarck got tired of paying $35 a month rent for a parsonage and bought a fine parsonage near the church at a cost of $4,500. The folks at Gwyther have also provided a place for their preacher to live in and negotiations are under way for a suitable par sonage at Beach. A new heating plant was put into the church at Oakes and also at Jamestown, and at the latter place considerable ex pense was put on the parsonage and grounds. The Methodiat camp meeting at Jamestown 'built a new house costing $300 in which to store their tents, .bought this year at a cost of $1,300. In short, we have done what we could all over "the district to keep the property up and improve it some. Sunday School Missionary. Rev. J. M. Taylor, our Sunday school missionary, has done great work the Bismarck district. He haa pushed vout into remote settle ments and organized schools and paved the way for churches later on. Our church did not create this office any too soon. I do not see how any man could do more or better work than Rev. Taylor has done and I hereby nominate him for re-appoint ment. I would report his work in detail if it were not for repeating what will, be read in his report later. Epworth League. The Epworth Leaguers show im provement along spiritual lines espe cially where revivals ha-e been held. 1 We had a splendid league convention at Jamestown in June under the leadership of Brother W. I. Clough, the president. Plans were made for a great gathering next year with the institute feature one of the ^attrac tions. Mrs. Roy Wolfer is the presi dent, F. H. Ferrand the secretary, and Carl Anderson is the treasurer for the next year. Women's Societies. Jhe elect sisters of the church con tinue to do their share and in many places bear the whole burden of church work. Among the organiza tions doing great work on the home field are the Ladies' Aid societies and the Woman's Home Missionary so cieties, while the Woman's Foreign Missionary societies are giving a good account of their stewardship and the W. C. T. U. also. I think we could learn something aiout giving from the W. F. M. society of North Da kota that would be to our advantage. Benevolences. I fear the benevolence will suffer from the crop failure too, but how much only the statistics will reveal. I have urged the churches to "not fall down" on any of these sacred causes, but to show the world that hard times only drives us closer to God and makes us sacrifice more for His cause. I asked for a dollar a members for home missions and a dollar a member for foreign, with proportionate amounts for the other causes and some of the charges will report in full^-while possibly others in place more able will .drop behind. We need more conscience brethren on some of these great enterprises that we ap3 partly responsible for. When the church loses its vision on missions we might as well quit. Church Papers. I think Bismarck district will show an increase' in subscribers for our church papers, the Northwestern and Epworth Herald. The key to this part of our work is with the pastor. Where he has urged our papers the people respond. All our Sunday schools now ii3e our own literature and our book concern is liberally patronized by our people in buying books. I have oxplaintd publicly in each place that we share in the profits and the increase in interest has more than paid for the effort. In short, we have tried to care for "all the causes of God" and to give a good accounting of our steward ship along every line, material and spiritual. The District. Bishop Mclntyre has well called this district, "All out of doors. It cov ers 23 counties, four of which haven't a mile of railroad yet and few wagon bridges, while some of them are large enough for four or five counties the size of ordinary ones. Billings county is 75 niles from north to south line, while McKenzie county is 60 miles from east to west and 54 miles from north to south. These vast stretches of plains and hills, rivers, swamps and bad lands, fertile fields and sage brush wastes look very ordinary on the map. but when one lives with them like some of us have this year they become very real and sometimes alarming problems. The homestead er, lured by free land and the subtle wiles of the "land man," has sought to wrest these vast cattle domains from the old-time ranchman and to turn them into homes and farms. They will succeed after awhile when they learn to adjust themselves and their farming methods to this climate, latitude and altitude and consider the average rainfall of this part of the country. Some people have vainly tried to prove that the rainfall has increased, but the government rain gauge does not say so, and it will not until somebody chops down the Rocky mountains. In this process of adjustment there is much suffering and hardship and will be more before we are through with it. We have organized all the churches that we can maintain for a while, I fear, unless the Home Mis sionary Board comes to our aid. The country is all right and will sustain a great and prosperous population when we learn how to do it and get over the crazy land speculation. I have been here nearly 30 years and I know the country is all right, but It is not Iowa or Ohio, but North Da kota. All we ask is help and patience with us and prayer for us while we are forgetting Iowa and Ohio and learning how to live in North Dakota. In Conclusion. Whatever praiseworthy results that have been achieved this year are largely due to heroic, self-sacrificing, patient, persistent labor of the preachers and their wives. I wish I could mention each one by name. Some of them have toiled amid great difficulties and with apparently meager results, but it has all been for Jesus' sake, and nothing done in His name can fail. I find that the right man cannot fail, and the right man is the one who goes forth and takes possession of the land in the name of the Lord, believing his prom ises. I have seen several churches spring up where a few of us with bared heads took possession in His name before a house was built on the townsite. At the conference session held in this church 25 years ago Presiding Elder Bilbie, in reporting Fargo dis trict, said (as recorded on page 21 of the minutes of that year), that Forman circuit, with S. A. Danford, pastor, has been organized and a church has been built at Milnor on the circuit." Since that time every minute of my time has been spent for the public, either as teacher or preacher—most of it as preacher. I have had no time to accumulate any worldly possessions, but the richness of soul incident to this frontier life as pioneer in laying foundations for righteousness is worth more than sil ver or gold or houses and lands. So for the chance I thank God, as I do also for his constant care and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 191t. ENDS INDIGESTION IN FEW MOMENTS Nothing will remain undigested or sour on your stomach if you will take a little Diapepsin occasionally.. This powerful digestive and antacid, though as harmless and pleasant as candy, will digest and prepare for as similation into the blood all the food you can eat. Eat what your stomach craves, without .the slightest fear of indiges tion or that you will be bothered with sour risings, belching, gas on stom ach, heartburn, headaches from stomach, nausea, bad breath, water brash, or a feeling like you had swal lowed a lump of lead, or other dis agreeable miseries.. Should you be suffering now from any stomach dis order you can get relief within five minutes. If you will get from your pharma cist, a 50-cent case of Pane's Diapep sin you could always go to the table with a hearty appetite, and your meals would taste good, because you would know there would be no indi gestion or sleepless nights or head che or stomach misery all the next day and, besides, you would not need laxatives or liver pills to keep your (Stomach and bowels clean and fresh. Pape's Diapepsin can be obtained irom your druggist, and contains more than sufficient to entirely cure the worst case of indigestion or dypep csia. There is nothing better for Gas on, the Stomach or sour odors from the stomach or to cure a stomach headache. You couldn't keep a handier or more useful article in the house. protection during this year and other years, and I hereby record my sin icere promise that the years to come, be they many or few, shall witness my more careful devotion to God and more persistent and painstaking ef fort' in His service than ever before. And whatever of success may come I will be careful to give Him the glory In the church. Yours in holy fellowship, S. A. DANFORD. FRIEDA E. HELD With the Alamo Trio at the Grand Tonight. BOUGHT STAR RESTAURANT. Frank Everts, who has been em ployed by the Coonen Cafe for sev eral years as cook, has bought the Star restaurant and will close the place while making repairs and in stalling new fixtures. Starting Thurs day under his management, it will be open day and night, serving both meal3 and short orders. Rooming House For Sale (24 Rooms) The W. H. Adler rooming house 108 First Ave. N. E. Mandan, N. D. For sale or trade for land. Always full and a paying proposition central loca tion— next door to Opera House. Owner is sick and must sacrifice. A bargain for live party. Write at once Black Enameled COAL HODS O Heav Tin Eac LOL Fire Shovels For 5c and 10c Open Evenings until 8:30 McCONKEY'S WhtrtYMrDtnarOMs Farthest* Phoni209 120 Sixth St.