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OFFICIAL PAPER OF BURLEIGH COUNTY. OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY OF BISMARCK. Entered at the post office at Bismarck, N. D., as second-class matter under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Member of Associated Press. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1912 SECOND ANNUAL NORTH DA KOTA INDUSTRIAL EXPOSI TION. BISMARCK. OCTOBER 1 TO 13, 191fc THE NATIONAL CONVENTION (Never have there been so many ap plications for admii&sion to a national republican conveniiion as there are on file for admission, to the forthcoming national convention at Chicago. Sel dom has itihere been such interest as has been aroused by the contest at tine preference primaries between Taillt «am Roosevelt. It lias been a campaign: unprecedented, in American politics, and it is not to be wondered at that the country generally iand the republican party in particular is alftve with excitement and interest over the probable outcome of the convention. The selection by the national com mittee's committee of larraagementi of Secretary Root as temporary chair man for 'tine convention seems to Ihiave aroused the determined opposition of the 'Roosevelt supporters. The selec tion of a temporary chairman is and had always been a prerogative of the HBltionaft commftttee'e sub-committee of arrangements. There are few 'bigger Americans and broader statesmen than Senator Root and save for the bitter contest that fhas been developed between the Taft and Roosevelt forces, his selection as temporary chatamam would be generally com mended. It has already been an nounced, ibowever, by Ormsby Mc Hnrg, who claims to speak by author ity of (Roosevelt, that the Roosevelt delegates will not assent to the dhodce of Secretary Root, wibo has been loyal to Taft through the campaign, and lit said) to be persona non grata at Roosevelt beadquartere. If a fight is made upon the selection of Root it will of course have to be settled on the floor of tlhe convention, as the first sktrmdsh of the battle. We 'tacline to the belief that the conven tion will support the choice of the omm'ittee. The question seems to be as to wtoether the republican painty is A party entirely capable of governing Itself under certain well settled rules and precedent or whether it can be stampeded from liits moorings by flue usual methods adopted by stamped ers. And the came is to a great ex tent true of the national committee, which will have an Important part to play in the determination of contest*. The contesting of delegations lhas been a favorite method of oreauimig senti ment before aconvenltlon. We tfolnk the national committee will pass upon these contests according to whatever merit there may be in them and with out reference to ttoe particular de sires of those who are linterested in breaking up the admitted strengtlh of President Taft and seeking to get enough votes by contest to approach a majority of the convention. What the people of the United States who are affiliated with the re publican party want is a fair express afan of the will of the people as ex pressed in their choice of delegates. The republican party has passed through a number of crises and diffi culties and lit wtfill pass 'through this otp» and survive. The North Dakota delegation kk the convention is for La JVUe*te, and if the question of a temporary chair man arises on tfhe floor, will have to take a stand either for the comnifiit tee's choice or for the Roosevelt choice. So it would seem that the LA SoUette delegates to the convention wiH he called upon to make a choice between Toft and Roosevelt at the outset. For La fYrflette, except inci dentally, does not seem to be factor in the contest, except as his delegates may decide to vote Bin a body for one of ifae real candidates before the convention. WHEN WOMEN VOTE it is said1 to be the intention of the republican national committee 'to plao women on the stump this year in all the equal suffrage states, and t/hwse are not quite so few as is popu larly supposed, says the St. Ixmis Globe-Democrat. There are half a dozer- of nhem, and there is a possi bility that the number may be in creased oefore November. Women have the ballot on the same terms as men in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Washington and Oaliifornlia, to call the roll of those states in the order to which they endowed women with the ballot. Ohio's new con3ti'tu itiion, which has an equal suffrage pro vision in it will be retained. In that case the Ohio women will have the opportunity to vote lor president this year. In November a suffrage prop osition will be voted on in Wisconslim, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon and Ne vada. When Anna Dickinson made a few speeches for Lincoln in tine campaign of 1864, the spectacle of a woman on the stump was new, but fit became a little more familiar later on. Miss Dickinson spoke for Grant in 1872, Hayes in 1876 and for one or two other candidates in Hater canvasses. Marcus A. Hanna had Mrs. Lease of Kansas on his oratorical /irtaflf dn 18»6 and 1900. Mrs Alexander Sulli van of ll'Unois, who appeared tor Blaine in 1884 and for Harrison in 1888, was believed to be almost as ef fective a spellbinder as was her hus band. Her style, as also that of Mrs. Lease, was more Rhetorical than Anna Dickinson's, and mudh more so than iis that of the average male orator of tlhe present time, but all of these women bad much power in swaying mixed audiences. The woman vote will be an asset of large value in the campaign of 1912. This fact lis recognized by political leaders in both the great parties, for, so (report says, the democratic cam paign managers are also to employ women in ilhe closing days of the can vass. Senator La JPodlefote made a di rect appeal to the women in the Cali fornia primary by sneakting in that state at two or three dozen places. At long range, a day or two before the voting, Mr. Taft reminded iche women of that state that the appointed Miss Julia Lathrop, "one of the ablest women in America," to be the Ihead, of the (Federal Children's bureau. Thirty-seven electoral votes will be cast by the states whUoh already have equal suffrage, and 24 will be added to the roll if OM« declares for it In the election in September. It is con ceivable that One states in which wom en have the baliot may hold the bal ance in the 'November plebiscite. Kentucky reports 20,000,000 gallons of liquor on hand. Some economist should devise a method' of diverting from the distilleries part of the grain thus used to feed cattle and thereby avert the shortage of v^hioh Chicago packers complain. The 'London newspapers would ihavs said cruel things if the American ih vestigating comonlittee had treated Is may as rigorously as Lord DuffnGor don has been 'handled at home. The experiences of Mr. La Follette with other prominent branches of ibis party make it rather difficult for him to decide what he will do with 'his delegates. In contemplating certain more or less (riotous conditions, Uncle Joe Cannon, probably reflects that this "is what people get for not standing pat. National conventions take place at a time of year when attention is like ly to be divided between the band wagon and the ice wagon. Polite baseball is to be desired by both players and public. POULTRY SHOW AT THE EXPOSITION. There has been such a demand for a poultry department in connection with the Expostion that it has been decided to add this additional exhibit. A number of gentlemen and breeders have volunteered to assume the imme diate management of this industry and have sent out letters to a large num ber of persons who are breeders of various kinds of chickens. Consider able enthusiasm has been aroused and it is anticipated that one of the larg est exhibits ever shown in the state will be seen during the exposition. Commodious rooms will be fitted up for this purpose and every convenience provided for the comfort and safe pro tection of the poultry. Those who have superior breeds should avail themselves of this opportunity, as liberal premiums will be offered. News of the State Ellendale had a democratic rally. Minot puts its vags to work on the streets'. Max wiilil vote $2,500 to buiiildl cement sidewalks. Bnderllin was easy for Lisbon—in a ball game. Spring .rains did not overlook the (Missouri slope. Grass 'has a good start along the slope this year. The womeni's clubs of 'the state are active this year. WalhaMa is another town to cele brate the Fourth. Sheridan county has its troubles over road grading. Devils Lake is still working on the paper nlil'l proposition. iRaliiiroad surveyors are still work ing 'in McKenzie county. The labor unions will hold a state meeting at Fargo in June. (Crop experts say conditions were never better in the state. Fishing to said to be good in the Sheyenme river this spring. iMost people are now convinced that (it can rain in North Dakota. Daniel Blake Russell of Boston fame is back in North Dakota. Some of the North Dakota mayors issued' miemorial day proclamations. —.»— 'Bismarck, Manldan anid Dickinson Elks will go to Fargo in special cars. The ticket of the republican county Cass county has but little opposition. The farmers of the state claim theese ralms were just what was needed. The re-election of Judge Cowan la the Second judicial district lis pre dicted. There seems to be a fight In (North Dakota rthlis season against Sunday ball teams. There will be more Fourth of July celebrations this year in the state than formerly. —*_ The newspapers are not saying much for candidates—either county or state. The Dawson Press says that county politics got mixed _with the Sunday school convention. —.— Professor Ladd is anxious that ,the vicinity of Max has been broken this year and put into crop. 'Practically every acre, of lamd in •the vcnty of Max has been broken ths year and put nto crop. Bismarck seems to lead the other towns of the state this year in laold img successful market days. With the industry only just started iNbrthi Dakota mined half a mfi'llion tons of lignite during the last year. Alfred Blai'sdell seems to have his (home end of the Third district well lined up in nils candidacy for congress. iSiiiokneeB to his family is1 causing Editor Wood of the Hamilton Inde pendent to neglect Ihis paper—tem porarilly. Logan county lis among the counties to organize a flourishing branch of the 'Missouri Slope Development league. The Schafer Decord is pleased witih tine manner in which L. B. Hanna keeps hits newspaper subscription paid up. A transient picked up at Egeland had gone nutty from eating too much snuff and was taken to his home la iMiinnesota. In Ms work of organizing develop ment leagues Secretary Slosson is do ing great work towards advancing bet ter farming. The Bdgeley Mail has a good word for L. B. Hanna and among other (things says be is not afraid to stand by Ms colors. The Omemee HeraUd has had hard, duck getting a printer lately. Five promised to itake the job but none of them showed up. The press of the state is boosting the candidacy of L. B. Hanna for governor and recounting his many ac tivities in 'behalf of the people. The editor of tthe Bantry Advocate (had some candidates who did not may for their announcements and' he nulled them out and tolid has readers his rea son for doing so. A tornado swept through most of the red rver valley early in the week. The only wind noticed on the 'Missouri e'ope «bi« year so far has been raised by candidates—-and but little of that. With Tom M»rsP»all supportflng Bu chanan. Gronma supporthiig C. A. John son for governor, and. their crowd all divided iin tlhe Second congressional district, the insurgent elimination banquet at Bismarck will probably have its hands full. BIBMAROK DAHA JBTBUNE. By Associated Press HAIVAN1A, Cuba, May 29 —The gen eral feeling in iCuba is that ttoe arrival of the transport Prairie with 700 ma rines, who will be landed at Guan'a namio, will have a quieting effect and will aM t).ie government in putting down the negro rebellion that has been causing trouble in variouis prov inces. Gen. Jesus MonteagTiido, the commander in chlief of the Cuban Notwithstanding the fact that Bis marck stands fourth on the list of cities in population in North Dakota, there are nevertheless many cogent reasons why it is the very test loca tion for the State Industrial Exposi tion, the second of which will be held at the state capital from October 1st to 13th this year. In the first place Bismarck is the capital city of the state, and therefore naturally the one point toward which the eyes of our citizens are turned (whenever any project having for its ob ject the benefit of the whole common wealth, is undertaken. Bismarck is also the nearest city of any size to the geographical center of the state and also to the center of population, that possesses a building adapted in every way for exposition purposes, containing over 60,000 square feet of floor space, capable of inexpen ive enlargement, handily located in the vicinity of railway lines, and cen trally located for the convenience of the visiting public. For convenience of access from all parts of the state by railway communi cations Bismarck is probably the most favored city in North Dakota. It has direct access from the west by the Northern Pacific by the Mott line from the southwest, from the north west by the Stanton branch of the .(J'orthern Pacific from the east by the main line of the Northern Pacific and its numerous connections with its own branches and those of the Great Northern from the north by the "Soo" and its connections from the south and southwest by the "Soo" and he Linton branch. Here are practically seven different routes running into Bis marck, not to mention the Milwaukee & St. Paul and Great Northern which approach close to the city or indirect ly connect with it. These routes tap every point of the compass and make it possible to reach Bismarck from nearly every part of the state on the same day as the traveler starts on his journey. As regards expense of operating such an undertaking as a state industrial ex position, Bismarck again shows up very favorably as compr.red with any other city, and this cost is not more than one-half of what it would be else where. The rent of a similar build ing in any other city would be at -least $4,000, or if such a building was erected for such a purpose, the inter est and sinking funds would amount to even a larger amount. Furnishings suitable for exposition purposes would cost at least $2,000 clerical assistance would mean another $3,000 while in cidentals, absolutely unavoidable in the successful promotion of such an enter prise, would aggregate at a low es timate, $2,000 or $3,000 more. These items total up a sum of at least $12,000, all of which is saved by holding the exposition at the capital city. It should be understood that the commissioner of agriculture and labor does not have the final disposition of this exposition. While it is true that he can recommend, the final decision, as to where the exposition shall be held, lies entirely with the state auditing CUBANS WELCOME THE PRAIRIE AND ITS MARINES, WHO WILL ASSIST IN QUELLING REBELLION OF NEGROES army, is quoted' as saying that the strength of the rebels has been great ly exaggerated, and he says tiiat hlis troops and the rural guards wliM be able to cope with the disturbance. It is felt, hioweveir, that the' landing of marines in several cities will convince the leaders of the insurrection that their cause is hopeless and that they will have to deal with Uncle Sam as weM as the Cuban government. Why the Industrial Exposition is Held at Bismarck, N. Dak. Iboard. This board is composed of the governor, whose home is in Ram sey county the state auditor, whose home is in Towner county the secre tary of state, who lives in Adams coun ty the state treasurer, whose resi dence is in Walsh county, and the attorney general who is located in Burleigh county. Here are five state officials, two of whom live in what is known as the "Lake Region," one in the Red River valley, one in the extreme southwestern part of the state, and only one at Bismarck. This board did not hastily decide when they lo cated the exposition at Bismarck, but carefully' considered the proposition from all points of view, finally decid ing, under all the circumstances, the cost of transporting and installing ex hibits, and the general expense of con ducting and maintaining the exposition, convenience for the greatpr number in accessibility by railway, and for other reasons, already mentioned, that Bis marck was the logical point. Addi tional arguments which might be ad vanced in favor of the exposition be ing held at Bismarck are the excep tionally fine hotel accommodations in the capital ctiy for taking care of the large number of transients rendered necessary by the biennial sessions of the state legislature, and the conveni ence for personal and constant super vision by the state officials who con stitute the state auditing board. LIVE 8TOCK VALUES. According to the statements filed by the county auditors from the assessors' returns in 1911 there were in this state that year the following list of live stock and the estimated values of the same: HORSES MO. HEAD VALUE 1 year old 53,645 $3,072,020 2 years old 50,862 4,743,136 3 years old 405,807 57,094,660 Stallions 2,508 1,517,724 Total value $66,427,540 CATTLE NO. HEAD VALUE 1 year old 108,159 $ 2,395,876 2 years old 65,078 2,541,384 Cows 260,544 10,670,904 Work Oxen .... 4,768 341,264 All other 10,317 725,580 Total Value $16,675,008 MULES NO. HEAD VALUE 1 year old 477 $ 32,016 2 years old 447 44,924 3 years old and over 6,321 882,588 Total value $ 959,528 SHEEP NO. HEAD VALUE All ages 177,673 $1,078,760 HOGS NO. HEAD VALUE Alt ages 111,197 $1,318,276 Summary Value of horses $66,427,540 Value of cattle 16,675,008 Value of mules 959,528 Value of sheep 1,078,760 Value of hogs 1,318,276 Grand total $86,459,112 SEED FLAX. Seed flax for sale. $2.50 per bush el. W. E. Breen. EXPOSITION -NOTES- The Commercial Club of Bismarck is arranging for a "Home Coming Week" during the exposition. There will be over 300 premiums of fered in the Women's Department alone. Mrs. Quain and her assistant are busily arranging the different classes and lots for the.Women's Department which will be much larger than last year. The dairy contest cannot fail to bring out some close competition and result in conveying information to those who are interested in this rapidly develop ing industry. Negotiations are being made for the best two weeks of vaudeville perform ance ever presented in the state. Spec ialties of superior character will be the features of this entertainment. The donations of premiums are com ing in very liberally and our friends in the eastern cities are responding gen erously, rrealizing the advertising value of displaying their leading articles at the exposition. The latest novelty is the organization of a young ladies gun club, which will contest for a prize during one of the weeks of the exposition. There will be several prizes offered for those hit ting the target the greatest number of times. Mr. E. W. Peck is actively at work endeavoring to interest the different state bands to come to Bismarck dur ing the exposition and compete for sev eral handsome prizes which eastern firms will donate for that purpose. Uncle .George Watson, the oldest resident marksman of North Dakota, is arranging a series of entertainments for the marksmen of the state during the exposition. He will invite the various gun clubs to participate in a contest for which prizes will be given to those making the highest scores. All the railroads of the state have agreed to carry exhibits free of charge, provided that they are billed in care of the "North Dakota Industrial Exposi tion, Bismarck, N. D." This liberality on the part of the railroad companies is appreciated and demonstrates their faith in the value of this exposition. BUILDING IN THE STATE More building contracts have been let in North Dakota cities during the last week and a number of public im provements will be made also this spring, all of which shows the general prosperity of the state and its people. Tofflemeyer Brothers of Sawyer are contemplating the establishment of a bank at Benedict. E. G. Patterson of Bismarck, is going to improve the three wooden structures on Main and Fifth streets in the capital city by converting them into one business block. O. P. Oleson of Bremen will erect a hardware store. F. W. Mann is going to erect an ad dition to his store at Devils Lake. Mrs. Mary Walter will erect a two story block at Dickinson. Leslie Stinson will erect a building on Fifth street at Grand Forks. At Jamestown the Beck Clothing com pany will build an addition to its store. A new high school building is going up this spring in Hope. Kramer is going to have a new school building. The contract for the erection of the new school building at Regent has been let. The contract for the construction of the new Steele high school building have been awarded. The Methodist church at Tyndall will erect a parson age. Bids for the construction of the new Elks home at Dickinson will be opened May 31. The contract has been let for the construction of the new Masonic temple at Grafton. It is reported at Rugby that the Walhalla building asso ciation has been incorporated and a public hall will be erected. A new telephone exchange building will be erected at Belfield. The Stot lar Investment company has been grant ed a franchise to build a line under the west viaduct up Fifth street at Devils Lake. Dickinson will have about nine blocks of a "white way" system. A vote is to be taken at Northwood on the question of installing an up to date street lighting system. The North Dakota Independent Telephone com pany will construct a line from Under wood to Turtle Lake. The Williston Electric Light company has been in corporated with a capital of $10,000. The Northern Pacific is making a survey from Linton of the proposed KEI1912Z,2»YMA,WEDNESDAY The Leading Grocer Nothing but first-class Goods Everything the Market Affords. Arrived Fresh Lake Superior Trout and Pike also Fresh Halibut Imported Fnglish Dairy Cheese Roqufortt and Camabert cut-off line through LaMoure, Emmons and Logan counties to connect with the Cannon Ball branch. It is reported at Mandan that contracts will soon be let for forty miles of track by the Northern Pacific for the north branch work. The Midway creamery association at Dick inson will erect a new building. The Milwaukee is building a water tank at Eagle Butte. The farmers of Eldorado township at Hillsboro have organized the Eldorado Elevator & Shipping company, with a capital of .. $15,000, and will build one or more ele vators this spring. The Coburn Farm ers Elevator Company has been formed at Sheldon iwith a capital stock of $10,000. The contract for the cottage build ing at the state tuberculosis sanitarium at Dunseith has been let to Thomas Berge of Grand Forks at $1700. Work on the new municipal auditorium at Bismarck is progressing. Thomas For tune has been awarded the contract at the capital city for the grading of Man dan avenue there. Ward, Burleigh and McLean coun ties have united for the improvement of the Bismarck-Minot road, a distance of 105 miles. The Minot Automobile association is taking the lead in im proving the road from the Burleigh county line to Minot. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW 8ETTLERS. Badlands Said to be an Ideal Loca tion for Those of Small Meana. Commissioner of Agriculture W. C. Gilbreath is in receipt of a letter from Mr. H. H. Fleek of Elmgrove in north western Dunn county, which should in terest all prospective settlers who are looking for ideal conditions for engag ing in diversified farming, and whose capital is limited. Elmgrove is situated in what are gen erally described as the "Badlands" and Mr. Fleek has made it his home for seven years. The result of his experi ence is that the locality is just the place for persons of small means who are pre pared to engage in mixed farming, such as the combination dairying with a few milch cows and grain rais-J ing on the more level spaces. He is desirous of seeing the country settled up and will gladly furnish all informa tion to anyone writing him on these subjects. Any person seeking a new location will do well to get into com munication with Mr. Fleek and secure more explicit details of what he has to offer. SILOS IN NORTH DAKOTA. In a statement issued by the dairy commissioner of the state the number of silos in the state listed as follows: County Number Barnes 17 Benson Billings Burleigh Cass 17 Cavalier 2 Dickey 2 Grand Forks 8 Grififis 3 Morton 8 Mountrail Pembina 5 Pierce 2 Ramsey 6 Richland 2 Sargent Stutsman 2 Traill JO Walsh Ward 7 Williams 7 Total 114 Seed corn, seed mlliet, flax seed. Address Holland Nursery or see 0«m store, 6th street, or as at the nurs ery, 18th street and Avenae B.