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Ski gfemnvtlt SrilM!i& BISMARCK TRIBUNE COMPANY Publication Offices: Ml FOURTH ST., COR. BROADWAY Bidly established 1881 Weekly 1872 BY MARSHALL H. JEWJfiLIi Oldest in State. Dally by carrie Dally by mail .. Weekly by mail ...50 cents Entered a the postolflce at WHtRE THE TRIBUNE CAN BE BOUGHT. Fargo, N. D. Gardner Hotel. Grand Forks, N. D. Hotel Frederick. Devils Lake, N. D. H. B. Rosenburg, News Agent C. J. B. Turner, News Agent. Minot, N. D. Hansen Bros. Dickinson, N. D. St. Charles Hotel. Minneapolis, Minn. Kemp & Cohen, News Agents. Hotel Dyckman. Hotel Radisson. St. Paul, Minn. Merchants Hotel. St. Marie, Fifth St., News News Agent. LOCAL WEATHER BULLETIN For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. April 20, 191ti. Temperature at 7 a. ui Temperature at 7 p. m. ... •Highest temperature Lowest temperature Precipitation Highest wind velocity It does not,need a shrewd analy sis to determine the reasons. They are apparent. Missouri is an agricul tural, mining and manufacturing state. It is vitally interested in a protective tariff, while the Democrat ic party lias militantly supported free trade. Is not the decrease in Democratic votes a fatal symptom? Roosevelt's comment on Wilson's note is the next political considera tion. NEBRASKA PRIMARIES. iNebraska Democrats turned clown their pacifist, William Jennings Bry an, while Nebraska Republicans, with a touch of sardonic humor, endorsed Michigan's arch pacifist, Henry Ford. The Commoner was a candidate himself and .made the nomina tion of his brother, Charles, a per sonal affair. In repudiating the may or of Lincoln, the Democrats disci plined William Jennings. It would indicate also that Nebraska is not ready as yet to come into the column of dry states, as state-wide prohibi tion was the main issue of Charles Bryan's campaign for the guberna torial nomination. Each primary plays strange tricks upon the most astute politicians. Ne braska merely emphasizes the futil ity of presidential primaries. The fact that 4,300 people wrote in the name of Hughes on the ballot, indi cated a protest against having the preference limited to Cummins, Ford and Estabrook. The recent experiences with the .presidential primaries should con vince the most astute lawmaker that the primary is a failure. As long as conditions remain as they are in Mexico our canting about upholding the laws of humanity sounds rather hypocritcal. A PROSPEROUS STATE. North Dakota's building program, much of which is now under way, is attracting considerable attention in eastern sections. There is only one fly in the ointment. Capital is rather timid about investing in a state where many sound, influential farmers al low themselves to be used to pull chestnuts out of the embers for the Socialists and I. W. W.'s. This state is on the eve of a tre mendous development, but it can be nipped in the bud, if the agitators and Socialists are to be elevated to power. jr-j It is impossible to pick up any state paper "without being impressed A •i month $4.00 per year $1.50 per year at Bls- Barck, N. D., as aecond-cl a* matter inder Act of Congress of March S, 1879. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRE88 Member Audit Bureau of Circulations Foreign Representatives 9. Logan Payne Co.—New Yoifl Chicago Boston Detroil FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1916. 111. .. .47 .. .57 ...32 .12 .2S-N Forecast: For North Dakota—Partly cloudy west rain or snow and colder east rising temperature. ORRIS \V. ROBERTS, Section Director. A FATAL SYMPTOM. Missouri affords an excellent exam ple of the decline of the Democratic purty. There has been an uninter rupted falling oft" in the vote cast by Democrats. The population of the state has been growing some -GOO,01M), but the Democratic vote has slump ed 30,000, according to official fig ures. }f '."- to nearly every locality. Bismarck, Fargo, Grand .Forks, Minot, Mandan, Dickinson and many other cities, towns and villages have important building programs in view. .Millions will be invested in new structures* this year. Crop prospects are good and the stage is set for an other bti'.nper year, provided those who are preaching the gospel of dis content are not encouraged. These are facts worthy of every farmer's oarnest thought. The busi ness man cannot exist without the farmer, but without markets, the in dustry of the farmers goes for naught. The demagogue who tells tM? farm er that the. banker and the merchant are his emeinies, is dealing in lies. He who 1 iUs the soil is also a capi talist. The socialistic regime can on ly hamper and paralyze his enter prises. When the farmer seeks to destroy the natural reciprocal relationship with the bankers and business men, he is outting oft' his nose to spite his face. Granting the formers constitute a majority in the state, for there is no disputing this, what can they gain by ignoring the active minority, compris ing the other business factors of every community? Suggested slogan for the Bull Moose convention: "Forget 191J." A MEXICAN VVEW This is how Mexico views our pre paredness. The following transla tion is taken from the Carranza news paper, Accion Mundial, of Mexico City: "The famous punitive expedition" was sent forth with "laughable disor der" and "has made plain the com plete ineptitude of the American war department and of the leaders who have tried to pursue Villa." The hope is expressed that we may be better advised hereafter in both a diplo matic and military sense, and it is pointed out that "the columns which were sent to pursue the bands of outlaws were divided up all along the frontier, their cohesion -and attacking power so diminished from day to day that in the event of a rupture be tween Mexico and the United States the American columns would have been annihilated within a lew hours." Someone should explain how Eng land's "hunger war" comes any more within) international law than Ger many's "submarine war." FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION. If Germany declares war upon the United States, or vice versa, our an ticipation in the war probably would involve merely the pledging of our credit to the support of the Allies' arms. Comments in the English press, premature, of course, indicate that John Bull's envious eyes are turned toward our bulging bank bal ances. by the commercial activity common pressure has been brought to bear. The London 'Statist calls European attention to the Federal Reserve Act and how it might operate under cer tain conditions to the benefit of the Allies. That paper estimates that three billions liave been added to the lending power of American bankers by that act. The reference is sig nificant in vilew of what has just transpired at. -"Washington. Our close (financial relations "with the Allies hav«e influenced public opin ion in the United States unduly against the Central Powers. It is simply a case of where a man's treas ure is. there also, is his heart. British control of the sea, menaced, more and more as it is by the devel opment. of submarine warfare, has confined our trade to the Allies and the few remaining neutral countries of Europe. This situation has had a terrific effect upon public opinion east of the Ohio, where most of the munition plants are located. In the middle and far west, the disposition to be neutral is more evident because the pocketbook is not so directly af fected, although indirectly it, of course, is. President Wilson is surrounded by influences that are anti-German. His policy has been elastic where the Al lies are affected, and rigid as against the Germans. The same strictness toward the Allies might have found the Teuton more yielding. Congress can well afford to investi gate the financial interests of this nation |before casting its lot with the Allies, or any of the belligerents, for that matter. The guiding hand of a Washington or a Lincoln is what the nation needs most now. Before Germany breaks with the United States, it will take stock of the $125,000,000 worth of sea craft tied up at American ports. History does not sustain President Wilson's contention that in event of war millions of men would spring to the defense of the nation. Annies are recruited only after governmental This is the Triangle All-Star feature day at the Orand. Today the comedy will offer the elaborate production, "Fatty and the Broadway Stars," with Fatty Arbnckel, Webber and Feilds, Sam Bernard, Max Sonnet and Willier Collier in the leading parts, with the cream of the Keystone studios in good parts. The picture is one of the funniest ones ever turned out by the Keystone studio, and has packed every theatre where it. has been screened. Dorothy (!isli and Frank C'ampeau will be seen in the big Griffeth feat ure, "Jorden's a Hard Road." This is an exceptional feature with a great plot to it, and one of the great pro ductions of the Griffeth plant. Today's show is a 7-reel one. and ought to he the magnate of packing the popular Grand to the doors. "AT ORPHEUM TODAY Leni ilardv (William Farnunn is sent lo prison for a theft committed by his rival. Prison chaplain interests Lent in the Bible. Lent comes from a long list of fighters and has had lit .le use for Bible. Governor pardons Lem. Toughs interrupt first preaching service held by Lem after he has be come a minister, fter terrific fight Lem ejects the toughs from the church. Blake, who sent Lem to prison, is caught cheating at cards and ordered to leave town. Gray, who conspired with Blake to lay theft at Lem's door, becomes re pentent and confesses his part in the affair. Blake forces Evie (Dorothy Ber nard) Lem's former sweetheart, to act as decoy for his gambling rooms in wrest.ern mining town. a I! yf-d0 t^rar. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBTTHI BAT GRAND TODAY DOROTHY GISH AND FRANK CAMPEAU IN "JORDAN IS A HARD ROAD." ATiB IHE GRAND I Lem licks Big Bill, mining camp bully, who has prevented Lem from preaching in the saloon. Blake is shot and killed by Gray, his one-time accomplice, in struggle for revolver. When Lem asks some one to play a hymn during his service in saloon, Evie plays "My Old Kentucky Home," the song she used to sing for Lem years before. Evie, degraded .by life in the mining camp, prays for strength to begin life anew. Lem takes Evie.by the hand and to gether they start1 on their journey through life. See William Farnum in "Fighting Blood" at the Orpheum theatre, mati nee and tonight only. I TORI The world known actor, Thomas Jefferson, will be seen tonight at the Bismarck theatre in the feature en titled "Lavinia Comes Home." It is like seeing his revered father back again to see Thomas Jefferson in a straight part. His homely character ization of the lonely father who if made to believe that the little circus rider is his own lost little girl is well balanced by the motherly type of Stella Adams. Its a corking circus story and the circus ring, the clowns and their educated pig: the bareback riding of Marcia Moore herself makes a wonderfully realistic atmosphere. And the story of the circus waif who found love and a home is mighty well worth tellings too. CHAPLIN WAS THERE. Charles Chaplin, the Mutual $070, 000 star, was introduced to Caruso in one of the large New York hotels the other night. "Ah! ze Caruso of ze cinema, I gret you!" exclaimed Caruso with his charcteristic modesty. Chaplin hesitated only a second advancing smiling and with out stretched hand. "Delighted—the Chaplin of the op era, I congratulate you." FIGHTING BLOOD I N O O WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTION Featuring William Farnum, the $100,000 a year star in a thrill ing production, at the Orpheum Theatre, matinee and tonight .c..only. J9 ^BOOTH TARKINGT0N AUTHOR "MONSIEUR, BEAUCA1RE" "THE CONQUEST OF "PENROD ETC. I CHAPTER I—Sheridan's attempt to make a business man of his son Bibbs by starting him in the machine shop ends in Bibbs going to a sanitarium, a nervous wreck. CHAPTER II—On his return Bibbs is met at the station by his sister Edith. CHAPTER III—He finds himself an inconsiderable and unconsidered figure in the 'New House" of the Sher idans. He sees Mary Vertrees looking at him from a summer house next door. CHAPTER IV—The Vertreeses, old town family and impoverished, call on the Sheridans, newly-rich, and aft erward discuss them. Mary puts into words her parents' unspoken wish that she marry one of the Sheridan boys. CHAPTER V—At the Sheridan house-warming banquet Sheridan spreads himself. Mary frankly en courages Jim Sheridan's attention, and Bibbs hears he is to be sent back to the machine shop. CHAPTER VI. Mrs. Vertrees "sat up" for her daugh ter, .Mr. Vertrees having retired after a restless evening, not much soothed by the society of his Landseers. But Mrs. Verfrees hail a long vigil of it. She sat through the slow night hours in a stiff little chair under the gaslight in her own room, which was directly over the "front hall." There, book in hand, she employed the time in her own reminiscences, though it was her belief that she was reading Madame de Kemusi'.t's. Her thoughts went backward into her life anil into Iter husband's: ami the deeper into the past they went, the brighter the pieties they brought her —and there is tragedy. Like her hus band. she thought backward because she did not dare think forward definite ly. What thinking forward this trou bled couple ventured took the form of a slender hope which neither of them I could luye "borne to hear put wor and yet they had talked it over, day after day, from the very hour when they heard Sheridan was to build his new house next door. For—.so (juick l,v does any ideal of human behavior become an inti(]ue—their youth was of the innocent old days, so dead! of "breeding" and "gentility," and no craft had been more straitly trained upon tlieni than that of talking about things without mentioning them. Here in was marked the most vital differ ence between Mr. and Mrs. Vertrees and their big new neighbor. Sheridan, though his youth was of the same epoch, knew nothing of such matters. He had been chopping wood for tlie morning lire in the country grocery while they were still dancing. It was after one o'clock when Mrs. Vertrees heard steps and the delicate clinking of the key in the lock, and then, with the opening of the door, Mary's laugh aud, "Yes—if you aren't alraid—tomorrow!" The door closed, and she rushed up stairs, bringing with her a breath of cold and bracing air into her mother'* room. "Yes," she 3aid. before Mrs. Vertrees could speak, "he brought me !iome!" She let her cloak fall upon the bed, ind. drawing an old red-velvet rocking ?hair forward, sat beside her mother, after giving her a light pat upon the shoulder and a hearty kiss upon the cheek. "Mamma!" Mary exclaimed, when Mrs. Vertrees hail expressed a hope "Why Don't You Ask M«r CANAAN" CQPY25rGJ¥T ja/S- &rJiAI&>E&8LBjeOTHE&S.< SYNOPSIS. 'fii- •-Jp? that she had enjoyed the evening and had not caught cold. "Why don't you ask me?" This inquiry obviously made her mother uncomfortable. "1 don't—" she faltered. "Ask you what, Mary?" "How I got along and what he's like." "Mary!" "Oh. it isn't distressing!" said Mary. "And I got along so fast—" She broke off to laugh continuing then, "But that's the way I went at it, of course. We are in a hurry, aren't we?" "My dear, I don't know what to—" "What to make of anything!" Mary fiuished for her. "So that's all right! Now I'll tell you all about It. It was gorgeous aud deafening and teetotal. We could have lived a year on it. I think the orchids alone would have lasted us a couple of months. There they were, before me, but I couldn't steal 'em and sell 'em, and so—well, so 1 did what I could!"' She leaned back and laughed reas suringly to her troubled mother. "It seemed to be a success—what I could," j*he paid, cjaspiug her hands behind her'deck and stirring the rocker to mo tion as a rhythmic accompauimeut to her narrative. "The girl Edith and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Roscoe Sheridan, were too anxious about the effect of thiugs on me. The father's worth a bushel of both of them, if he knew it. He's what he is. I like him." She paused reflectively, continuing, "Edith's 'interested' in that Lamhorn boy he's good-looking and not stupid, but I think he's—" She interrupted herself with a cheery outcry: "Oh. I mustn't be calling him names! If he's trying to make Edith like him I ought to respect him as a colleague." "I don't understand a thing you're talking about,',' Mrs. Vertrees com plained. "All the better! Well, he's a bad lot, that Lamhorn boy everybody's always kujA^n |ha£, 4ut, the Sheridans don't Jsttow "t% fevaryfyjdjfcSithat knqjr. «£cj sat between Edith" ahd Mrs. Roscoe Sheridan. She's like those people you wondered about at the theater the last time we went—dressed in ballgowns bound to show their clothes and jewels! somewhere! She flatters the father and so did I, for that matter—but not that way. I treated him outrageously!" "Mary!" "That's what flattered him. After dinner he made the whole regiment of us follow hlm all over the house, while he lectured like a guide on the Pala tine. He gave dimensions and costs, and the whole .b'ilin' of 'em listened as if they thought he intended to make! them a present of the house. What he was ptoudest of was the plumbing and that Bay of Naples panorama in the hall. He made us look at all the plumbing—bathrooms and everywhere else—and then he made us look at the Bay of Naples. He said it was a hun-, dred and eleven feet long, but I think1 it's more. And he led us all into the ready-made library to see a poem Edith had taken a prize with at school, They'd had it printed in gold letters and framed in mother-of-pearl. But ILe poem itself was rather simple and wistful and nice—he read it to us,, though Edith tried to stop him. She was modest about it, and said she'd never written anything else. And then, after a while, Mrs. Roscoe Sheridan asked me to come across the street to her house with them—her husband, and Edith and Mr. Lamhorn and Jim Sheri dan—" Mrs. Vertrees was shocked. "Jim!" she exclaimed. "Mary, please—" "Of course," said Mary. "I'll make it as easy for you as I can, mamma. Mr. James Sheridan, Jr. We went over there, and Mrs. Roscoe explained that 'the men were dying for a drink,' though I noticed that Mr. Lamhorn was the only,one near death's door on that account.' Edith and Mrs. Roscoe said they knew I'd been bored at the dinner. They were objectionably apolo getic about it, and they seemed to think now we were going to hare a 'good time' to make up for It. But 1 hadn't been- bored at the dinner, I'd been amused and the 'good time' at Mrs. Koscoe's was horribly, horribly stupid." "But, Mary," her mother began, "is —is—" And she seemed unable to complete the question. "Never mind, mauima, I'll say it. Is Mr. James Sheridan, Jr., stupid? I'm sure lie^s not at all stupid about busi ness. Otherwise— Oh, what right have I to be calling people 'stupid' be cau^e they're not exactly my kind! On the big dinner table they had enor mous .ieing Jbodels of the Sheridan building—" "Oh no!" Mrs. Vertrees cried. "Sure Ij not!" "Yes, and two other things of thai kind—1 don't know what. But, aftei all, I wondered if they were so bad Well, then, mamma, I managed not tc feel superior Jo Mr. James Sheridan FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1916. Jt\, becuuse he didn't see auytEIng ouli of place in the Sheridan building in: sugar." Mrs. Vertrees' expression had losl none of its anxiety and she shook bei head gravely. "My dear, dear cbilcL, she said,."it seems.to me- It looks— I'm afraid—" I "Say as much 6f it a:s you can, mamma," said Mary, encouragingly. "11 can get it, if you'll just give me oi?: keyword." "Everything you say," Mrs. Ver tree* began, timidly, "seems to bav the air of— It is as if you were seek ing to—to make yourself—" "Oh, I see! You mean 1 ^Qund as il I were trying to force myself to like him." "Not exactly, Mary. That wasn'1 quite what I meant," said Mrs. Ver trees, speaking direct untruth with per fect unconsciousness. "But you said that—that you found the latter pari of the evening at young Mrs. Sheri dan's unentertaining—" "And as Mr. James Sheridan was there, and I saw more of him than all dinner, and had a. horribly stupid time: in spite of that, you think I—" And' then it was Mary who left the. deduc tion unfinished. ., Mrs. Vertrees nodded and though both the mother and the daughter un derstood, Mary felt it better to make the understanding deiinite. "Well," she asked, gravely, "is there anything else I can do? You aud papa don't want me to do anything that dis tresses me, and so, as this is the on|y thing to be done, it seems it's up to me not to let it distress me. That's all there is about it, isn't it?" "But nothing must distress you!'' the mother cried. "That's what I say!" said Mary, cheerfully. "And so it doesn't. It's all right." She rose1 and took her cloak over her arm, as jf to go to ber own room. But on the way to the door she stopped, and stood leaning against the foot of the bed, contemplating a thread bare rug at her feet. "Mother, you'v« told me a thousand times that it doesn't really matter whom a girl marries." "No, no!" Mrs. Vertrees protested. "1 never said such a—" "No, not in words I mean what you meant. It's true, isn't it, thrit marriage really is 'not a bed of roses, but a field of battle'? To get right down to it, a girl could fight it out with anybody, couldn't she? One man as well as an* other?" "Mary, I can't bear for you to talk like that." And Mrs. Vertrees lifted pleading eyes to her daughter—eyes that begged to be spared. "It sounds —almost reckless!" Mary caught the appeal, came to her,' and kissed her gayly. "Never fretj dear! I'm not likely to do anything I don't want to—I've always been too thorough-going a little pig." She gave ber mother a final kiss an went gayiy all the way to the door thi ^ti^fe. ^tiiin^foP he|i jlstSiiriptHprit! her baud on the knob, "dli, the'on that caught me looking in the window^ mamma, the youngest one—" "Did he speak of it?" Mrs. Vertrees asked, apprehensively. "No. He didn't speak at all, that 1 saw, to anyone. I didn't meet him^ But he isn't insane, I'm sure or if h^ is, he has long intervals When he's not. Mr. James Sheridan mentioned that he lived at home when he was 4 tc. ,• t. 4welj| enough' and it may be he's only an ini valid. He looks dreadfully ill, but! I he has pleasant eyes, and it struck msi that if—if one were in the Sheridan family"—she laughed a little ruefully] —"he might be interesting to talk t«| sometimes, when there was too much stocks and bonds. I didn't see him aft-l er dinner." I "There must be something wrong with him," said Mrs. Vertrees. "They'd! have introduced him if there weren't.'' "I don't know. His father spoke 01 sending him back to a machine.sho of some sort glanced at him-just' then and he was pathetic-looking enough before that, but the most tragic change came over him. He seemed just to die, right there at the table!" "Mr. Sheridan must be very unfeel ing." "No," said Mary, thoughtfully, "I don't think he is but he might be un comprehending, and certainly he's the kfhd of man to. do anything he once sets out to do. But I wish I hadn't been looking at that poor boy just then! I'm afraid I'll keep remembering—" "I wouldn't." Mrs. Vertrees smiled faintly, and in her smile there was the remotest ghost of a genteel roguish ness. "I'd keep my mind on pleasanter things, Mary." Mary laughed and nodded. "Yes, in deed! Plenty pleasant enough, and probably, if all were known, top good even for me!" And when she had gone Mrs. Ver trees drew a long breath, as if a bur den were off her mind, aud, smiling, began to undress in a gentle reverie (To be Continued) JAMESTOWN PIONEER KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE .. ACCIDENT AT LOS ANGELES Jamestown, N. D., April 14.—Rob ert Jordan, a pioneer resident of Jamestown, was killed in an unusual automobile accident at' Los Angeles, Cal., where he has resided for some time past. Jordan was driving his car into a garage when he lost control. The machine swerved into another car, turned over and Jordan's skull was fractured in contact with the concrete floor while a leg was broken. He died the following day. The accident victim was engaged in the contracting business. (Notice the big Sale advt. on the back page of this issue. It should interest you.