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Food Embargo Legislation Center
of Interest as Lower House
PRESIDENT S MESSAGE
Several New Faces Seen in Senate
—Contest on for Floor
BABE OF SENATE.
Washington, Dee. 4.—W. F.
Kirby of Arkansas was tiie baby
of the United States senate when
it convened for the short session
today. He was introduced by
Senator Robinson as the man
named to fill thje unexpired term
of the late Senator Clarke. Ap
plause from his senatorial col
leagues greeted the appearance
of the legislative infant.
tlve Fitzgerald and his threatened
food embargo legislation was the
center of interest when the C4th con
gress convened for its dying session
at noon today.
Representative Fitzgerald started
the legislative proposals to shatter
the high cost of living as congress
opened. Representative. Fitzgerald in
troduced four plans two for food em
bargoes and two for regulation of cold
storage companies and reduction of
parcel post charges for transportation
Some More Pork.
Congress aslted for $32,028,000 for
rivers and harbors improvements for
the year ending Juiie,, 1911. l-ast
year over $42,069,OOO. 'More than a
quarter of a million is askgd for Mia*
slssippl river improvement.
Senator Owen of Oklahoma says
that he will Introduce a bill tomorrow
for .UMNptsM InwsiiK&wm th« ft
penditnre of all money during the
presidential campaign. He intimates
there will be no immunity bath-and
there may be perjury charges.
Fitsgerald's declaration late in No
vember that he would, introduce a
resolution for a.food embargo to keep
products in the JJnited States and- re
duce the cost of-living:stirred up a
political hornet's nest.
Aside from the possibility of the
embargo itself, Fitzgerald's action, if
he takes it, may portend a fight be
tween supporters of President Wilson,
who is against an embargo, and the
Tammany delegation, whose leader is
Attitude of Tammany.
Both members and gallery in the
house watched with interest for any
indication of the attitude of the Tanv
many delegation toward the Demo
cratic machine. Any move by the
Tammanyites would be the'more sig
nificant because they hold the balance
of power in the house.
Representatives fronr west and mid
die west farm districts were absolute
ly alert for auy^factfloniU split on the
threatened embargo resolution. They
are opposed to it and have threatened
that if it is introduced they will com
bat it with a retaliatory measure call
ing for an embargo on manufactured
articles such as constitute the bulk
of the export&tions to Europe from
the eastern manufacturing states.
Packed galleries greeted the gavels
of Speaker Clark and Vice President
.Marshall as chattering members of
both houses, in .most cases meeting
lor the first time since the eventful
day in early September when they
rushed through the Adamson eight
hoiirjiiw. turned to hear the familiar
admonition to "foe in order."
fvittle business was expected today.
Interest centered principally on the
floor of the house and senate cham
bers and in the_galleries—a mass of
color, its membership made up of
members of the White House family,
diplomats, families and friends of con
gressmen, and the populace crowding
the public galleries.
Senator Callinger and Senator
Kern, Republican and Democratic
floor leaders, respectively, were nam
ed senate members of the joint com
mittee to notify President Wilson
that congress was ready to hear him.
The house named as its members
Majority Leader Kitchin, Minority
Leader Mann and Representative Fitz
gerald, chairman of the appropria
No time is set for the president's
message to congress. In the last few
years this has been on the day follow
ing the convening—which would be
tomorrow, probably at 1:00 p. m.
With the prospect of«a much reduc
ed majority in the new house, or pos
sibly a line-up so close That Demo
cratic control will be in doubt, ad
ministration leaders have laid their
plans to work at high speed in the
hope of enacting the most important
part of their program 'before it is en
dangered in the Sixty-fifth congress.
Foremost is completion of President
Wilson's railroad legislation program
left unfinished at the last session with
the passage of the Adamson law. The
remainder of the program, which the
president will press, includes supple
mentary legislation to prevent such
a nation-wide jaHway strike as was
threatened lasysummer. or, in fact, a
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Place to New
Beer, Butcher-Knives, Dry Goods
Bills for Corsets and Kimonas
Saccharine postal card messages,
barrels and barrels'of beer, butcher
knives, dry goods-bills for corsets and
kimonas and such, charge and coun
ter-charge, and several thousand
pages of evidence far more spicy
than anything the Smart Set has yet
dared to publish, feature the 'Rose
Katherine Hoellinger—John Iloeiling
er divorce suit, which has just been
brought to the supreme court from
Ward county. Property to the value
of some $50,000 is involved, /as wfell
as the custody of a 16-year-old daugh
ter. John Hoellinger, the defendant,
owns the Hoellinger block, the Wind
sor hotel and considerable other
property- in MinOt. In r.ilie. Ward
county district court,Judge Frank E.
Flak, sitting for Judge Leighton,
awarded Mrs. Rose Katherine Hoel
linger about half the mutual proper
ty of the family, and at the same time
gave John ari absolute decree of di
vorce, on the grounds of extreme cru
elty. The defendant, who appeals,
seems satisfied with the divorce, but
does not relish the division of prop
Real Lovin' Talk.
Real lovin' talk characterizes the
postal cards addressed to Mrs. Hoel
linger, and which are included among
the voluminous exhibits. "Nobody's
missing the fun of kissing—Every
body's doing it," reads one tender
missive. "Mince de deception, tout
est faux," reads another. "When I
get you alone tonight," suggests a
third, and "U-needn't ask, take it,"
declares a fourth. "I love my hus
band, but O you kid," reads another."
Jhe postal card messages were dat
ed at various points in the United
States, and one letter carte from
Hong Kong, China. Checking ac
counts, dry giods bills, and an enorm
ous barreled beer account are also
submitted. One interesting fact shown
is that Mrs. Hoellmger once bought
a $12.no kimoha.
The Hoellingers were married at
Superior/Wis., in 18S9. Practically
all of their property, evidence shows,
has been accumulated in Ward coun
ty, since their marriage. The defend
ant is now "worth" about $70,000, and
the plaintiff has .been awarded a big
slice of his property on the grounds
that she helped him make it. Pend
ing the final decision of the case, the
Hoellingers are residing under the
same roof, in the Windsor hotel, at
Minot, and Mrs. Hoellinger is drawing
$100 (he month temporary alimony.
Each accuses the other of infidel
ity, of a too great love for the cup
that cheers, ol' too great fondness for
the company of the other sex, of ex
treme cruelty, abuse and slander.
988 ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4,
No Americans Killed But Bandits
Show No Mercy To
RETREAT OF VILLISTAS
TO WEST PORTION
Carranza Troops Have Returned
To Northern Capital
Juarez, Mex., Dec. 4.—Villa and his
bandits, after looting Chichuahua
City, have evacuateed it, going to
western Chihuahua. Carranzistas
have retaken the city. No Americans
were killed in the city, only Chinese,
for whom no mercy was shown. Many
Villistas were loft behind in tho city.
These were pardoned when discover
ed and forced into service.
General Francisco Murgia, tho Car
ranza commander, who has been mov
ing slhwly northward from Torreon,
was also reported to have entered the
city today, after having defeated tho
Villa column 30 miles south of Chi
The body of Stanly Borgar, private
in tho Michigan national guard who
had been missing since October 18.
was fousd in the Rio Grande river
near Juarez. Cause of his death is a
mystery. There are no signs of vio
Petrograd, Dec. 4.—Premier Tre
hoff, who mounted the tribune to read
to the duma a government proclama
tion, was hooted wildly by the social
ist and labor .jmrtyi They started a
violent demonstration and Trehoff
was unable to speak for. 45 .minutes.
Finally the hooting members were ex
pelled from the duma for eight sit
tings. This demonstration means
that the conflict between the govern
ment and 'the people is far from end
Providence, R. I., Dec. 4.—The Jour
nal says that two mighty German sub
marines are now off the Atlantic
coast. These are survivors of the
four which started from Kiel canal
Nov. 5. The Journal adds that the
other two were sunk. The paper says
that President Wilson knows of these
submarines and also that the U-i3
has never returned to Germany and
also is off the American coast. The
same paper states that Coust Bern
storff has been warned that a repeti
tion of U-53 activities will mean sev
erance of relations with Germany.
DAN CUPID LAGGING IN
STUTSMAN COUNTY WORK
Special to The Tribune).
Jamestown, N. D., Dec. 4.—Dan Cu
pid is losing his prestige as a love god
in Stutsman county. During,the past
month but 25 licenses to wed were is
sued, whereas in the same month of
1915, 29 certificates were issued.
Archbold, Millionaire Oil
Magnate Is Seriously III
Began as Office Boy
John D. Archbold
Joins Forces With John D. Rock
efeller After Fighting Him
PASSED EASY NIGHT.
Tarrytown, N. Y.f Dec. 4.—John
Archbold, Standard Oil magnate,
passed a comfortable night. His
condition is changed.
John D. Archbold, president of the
Standard Oil company, is reported
critically ill, following an operation
for appendicitis, at his home at Tar
rytown, X. Y.. despite transfusion of
blood taken from his chauffeur.
Archbold was a clerk in a country
store when he invested his meager
savings in oil with the result that he
is the second "John D." in the Unit
Archbold was born in 184S, in Lees
(Continued on pace 4.)
Present Coalition Ministry Is Too
Unweildly for War
KING GEORGE OWES
CONSENT TO PLAN
Not Known Whether Lloyd
George Will Retire, Believed
Asquith to Remain
London, Dec. 4.—It was officially an
nounced here today that Premier As
quith had advised King George to con
sent to a re-organiq&tigfcvOf
It is still uncertain' whether the
cabinet crisis will bo definitely slop
ped. Indications'.^ are that Lloyd
George did not resign as rumored,
lnit that Premier AsriUith is maintain
ing his reputation as England's great
est placater. Agitationis lor a small,
compact council ..with iull authority
to conduct the war.
Premier* Asquith announced late
this afternoon that King George ap
proves of tho plan to reconstruct the
Premier Asquith left town yester
3ay, but returned this morning and
throughout the day there have been
consultations and meetings of party
leaders at the premier's residence.
Mr. iLloydGeorge had a long con
sultation with the premier this after
noon. Other Motors'irere A.'Bonar
Law, secretary of the: colonies, and
the 'Marquis of Crewe, lord president
of the council.
'Perhaps the most significant inci
dent Sjr lM.w#%l£tfr*on and
MV. Law' atfpeare dtogfetner and ad
dressed a morning meeting of the
Unionist committee, while the Earl of
•Derby, under secretary for war, had
a long interview with Mr. Lloyd
PremierAsqulth told the Commons
that the king approved of the plans of
reconstruction of the government. Dis
cussions will he postponed until Thurs
day, to which time tile Gammons ad
(Special to The Tribune).
Jamestown, N. D., Dec. 4.—Howard
Sunday, 30 years of ago, son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Sunday, of Woodworth,
died Saturday night. Death was due
to consumption. He was a nephew of
the renowned "Billy" Sunday, the cele
brated evangelist. The body was
brought to Jamestown today and ship
ped to Ames, la., for burial.
THO ARE KILLED
Portland, Ore., Dec. 4.—Two were
killed by heavy winds in Oregon and
southern Washington. Oscar Johnson,
a sailor, was blown from a vessel and
drowned. -Hans Rhoim was crushed
by failing sign boards.
WALKED RIGHT IN,
TUftfc£D AROUUND AND
WALKED RIGHT OUT
Wolford,N. D„ Dec. 4.—-Some
person entered the new Men
nonnite church yesterday and
scattered "perfume" sacs of
two skunks over the seats, the
floor and the walls of the little
When the members of the
congregation gathered yester
day morning to worship, they
"walked right in and turned
around and walked right out
Start Tel Bucharest
ernment. His consent, however, is
merely a formality and the work of
reconstruction will befgn promptly. It
is believed that this will mean the ap
pointment of a small war council of
four or live members to replace Ihe
present large and cumbersome cabi
BLUFF, SAYS ROBINSON WE
WILL NOT BE SERVED ORDER,
MID JUST THEN SHERIFF CUE
GOES TO TRIAL
Albert Mammega, Wealthy Eld-
ridge Farmer, Charged With.
Killing Neighbor, A. Sonnek
WILLIAM S. BALDWIN IS
FIRST WITNESS CALLED
TWO PHYSICIANS TESTIFY.
(Special to the Tribune.)
Jamestown, N. D., Dec. 4.—Tes
timony by 'Drs. A. W. Guest and
W. W. Wood, who performed the
operation in an attempt to reduce
hernia, which was indirectly the
cause fthe death of Andrew
8onnek, constituted this morn
ing's development in the trial of
Albert Mammego, charged with
murder in the first degree of his
neighbor, near Eldridge, on Sept.
Dr. Guest testified that Sonnek
died from shock, caused by an in
jury, giving a detailed account of
the operation attempted in order
to save the latter's life. Or. Wood
testified to the statement that
the only chance to save Soniic^k's
life was by an operation.
Attorney Freerki, for the de
fense is attempting to show that
the operation was the 'greiter
shock to the man and may have
hastened his death.
Jamestown, N. D„ Dec. 4.—The case
of the State versus Albert Mammen
ga on a charge of murder has opened,
and several important eye witnesses
to the unfortunate happening which
resulted in the death of Andrew Son
nek, near Eldridge, have testified.
Members of the Jury.
A jury was secured late Saturday
afternoon. The following jurors will
sit on the case: C. C. Broderson, Pin
gree Byron Brooks. Cleveland James
Norris, Jamestown Fred Wilhelm,
Jamestown Alix Anderson, Streeter
M. W. French, Goodwin A. A. Ham
mersteadt, Kensal William Carey,
Medina A. C. Y. Sund, Cleveland C.
T. Xuss, Jamestown C. J. Benson,
Montpelier and Gottlieb Witt.
Neighbor Farmer Testifies.
William S. Baldwin, a neighbor of
both the defendant and the victim,
Sonnek, pictured vividly the circum
stances leading to the death of Son
On the morning of Septejnber 12,
1916, the witness was working with a
crew of men threshing grain on the
Mamenga farm near Eldridge. Both
Mamanga and Sonnek were numbered
jn the crew. The first intimation Mr.
Baldwin had that trouble was brewing
Was when he noticed Mammenga ap
proaching Sonnek at a rapid pace.
Words were exchanged, followed by
blows. The two men rolled to the
ground and it was at this juncture
that Sonnek received the blow in the
abdomen that later resutled in his
The trial is progressing rapidly and
is one of the most interesting held in
Stutsman county since the Miller mur
Contention, of Defense.
The contention of attorneys Freerks
and Carr of the defense is that while
kneeling on the right knee a man can
not deliver a blow of sufficient force
with his left knee to injure a man to
any great extent.
Defeated Eighteen Hundred Boys
in Exciting Contest for
Dewey Hanes, 19. of Arcanum, O.,
for the third year champion corn
grower of Ohio, is going to be a scien
He beat more than 180ft boys and
girls in the corn-growing contest held
by the Ohio state board of agriculture,
by raising 137.."4 bushels of corn on
one acre. Last year he produced
J."4.2 bushels on an acre.
Dewey's achievement wins him a
trip to Washington, New York and
other big cities, on the "corn special."
Neighbors and state authorities
plan to get him a scholarship at Ohio
State or Wisconsin university..
UNITED PRESS FIVE CENTS
NEW JUSTICES QUALIFY
Oaths of Office Presented at Sec
retary of State's Office Early
WILL DEMAND SEATS ON
SUPREME BENCH TUESDAY
Trust Retiring Members "Will
Not Endeavor to Over-rule
"We have not been served with the
order issued by the provisional su
preme court Saturday evening and we
do not expect that any bluff of that
kipd will be pulled upon us," said Jus-,
tice-eiect James E. Robinson in Secre
tary of State Tom Hall's office this
And just at that moment Sheriff J.
P. French stepped in, served the or
ders, and stepped out again.
Justice-elect Robinson grinned as he
Files Oath of Office.
Justices-elect Robinson and R. H.
Grace arrived on No. 1 last night.
They took the first car to the capitol
this morning, and at 9 o'clock they
filed their oaths of office in the secre
tary of state's office. Birdzell did not
appear in person, but sent his oath
Interviewed in the' secretary of
state's private office a few minutes lat
er, Justice-elect Robinson Baid:
"We have all qualified, and we ex
pect that the retiring justices will'give
us our office tomorrow, when we pre
sent certificates of election duly sub
scribed by the state canvassing board.
No, we have not been served with the
order of the provisional court, and we
do not expect that any bluff of tb£t
kind will be pulled upon us. Mr. Bird
zell will be here Tuesday to take his
seat with us
No Court Has Jurisdiction.
"No court has any jurisdiction in
this matter above that vested by the
constitution. We are proceeding un
der the constitution, and we expect
the judges to have enough good sense
and dignity not to attempt to overrule
Grace Has Objection.
At this point, Grace interrupted
with a suggestion that the proper time
for giving out interviews as to the ex
pectations of the justices-elect had
Will Not Discuss Injunction.
Grace 'was particularly insistent
that there be no discussion of the pos
sibility of the state auditor's being en
joined against paying December sal
aries to the retiring justces. The
Courier-News yesterday, after an in
terview with Dobinson, suggested that
this "would be done. Robinson, evi
dently, was willing to say more this
morning, but after Grace's caution he
withdrew into himself.
Nothing Doing Until Tuesday.
While Grace later admitted that
something might break today, Robin
son seemed very confident early this
niching that there would be nothing
doing until tomorrow, when the jus
tices-elect may descend upon the su
preme court, properly armed with cer
tificates of election. Both Robinson
and Grace are making arrangements
for residence in Bismarck from this
date on, and it is understood they ex
pect to be on the job every day after
Tuesday. Hirdzell will come in tomor
row to qualify, but will return to
Grand Forks to complete his service
with the university, which will not ex
pire until January 1..,
Direct Order to Six.
The order of the provisional su
preme court which is causing all this
commotion was issued late Saturday
evening after a several hours' session
which continued until the lights went
Boy Champion Corn
Grower Will Be
Argesiu River Within Few Mile!
of Capital Has Been
OCCUPATION OP CITY
QUESTION OF DAY*
Occupied Portion of Rumania Has
Been Organized Under Military
Copenhagen, Dec. 4 News-.,
paper dispatches from Berlin
say that the Germans have
begun to bombard Bueharest
from a range of eleven miles.
These reports state that, fire
was opened Sunday. j»
Headquarters of Field Marshal
von Mackensen,' about 16 «ti4ea ..
from Bucharest, Dec. 4.—.German
troops were within ten miles of
Bucharest Friday. Retreat of Ru
manians so rapid that Germans
lost touch with them. Officers
say that Rumania's morale is
completely broken and it is unex
pecte dthat the remnant of the
army will be able to defend Bu*
London, Dec. 4—German guns are
now trained upon Buchrest. Tbe Teu
tons at one point are within cannon
range of the Rumanian capital,
ing crossed the Argesia river west of
Bucharest. Petrograd and Bucharest
claim that southwest of Bucharest,
the Russo-Rumanian armies are
ing the Teutons and gained advan
tages/but took no booty.
Name Military Governor.
An official Berlin dispatch state!
that General Tueilf von Tochefe and
-General Wetdenbirclf b«Tve been: ap
pointed chiefs of military admlnlstrat
tion in Rumania. A large part of Jh|r
mania is now under German posses*
sion and it is necessary to vet up
government for it. 's
Bells Are Rung.
The ninth German army won the.
battle of the Argesiu river, opening a
path to Bucharest. The kaiser ordet*
ed all the church bells to ring.
Quiet in Greece.
There have been few developments
in Greece since King Constantine par
tially compiled with the demands ot
the Allies and an armistice was se*
cured. All is quiet in the city of Ath*
ens. There is a meeting of the crowil
council called for this evening.
The Creek minister at London has
resigned, announcing his inability
agree with his government's policy !tt
refusing to surrender arms to the AK
To Endure to End.
London, Dec.4.—A dispatch
Amsterdam to Deuters Telegram
pany says that Emperor William has
sent the following telegram to.Dr.
Bethmann-Hollweg, the imperial chan
"Your report of the passing
bill for national civilian service fllle
me with great delight.
tion of the imperial government
the Reichstag and there are
as yet ao
shown firmly that they are
which is held responsible-for
ent internal disorganization and
The German people thus again
to endure ever}' sacrifice of blood and
treasure to labor for the victorius
complishment of the defense of
fatherland and its power. The epoplo,
filled with such uniform determination
will, with God's gracious assistasce,
maintain against everybody its place
among civilized nations of .the world,
whe hit gained by intelligence, ndus
try and moral strength and cannot
conquered. May God reward all our
readness for sacrifices and grant
the good .work will be successful."
Dn the west front there is little 0t
imprtance. German repulsed raids
the region of Barleaux. Similar at
tacks in Alsace failed. The night was
calm along the rest of the front.
England and the allies
ing what immediate steps should
taken in connection with tbe
treacherous and unprovoked
situation. Lord Robert Cecil told
the house of commons today that
upon the allies there Friday.
It is officially admitted that
ians south of Bucharest retireid before
German advances. The Teutons
been reinforced and took Gradichtee,
between Alexandria and Bucharest*
Also to the south, the statement said*
many places are on the defensive.
manians attacking in the rear
themselves attacked and retired
Russians continued terrific assaults
in Dobrudja all day. In some place*
the enemy approached within 300 feet
of the Bulgarians, but were repulsed*
The Greek minister to Berlin
pressed to Secretary of Foreign,Af
fairs Zimmerman his regrets for tWfr
ed departure of the Central poweii
from Athens. Zimmerman told th^
Reichstag that the ministers were
forced to leave because of the
'demand on Greece.