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Unsettled weather tonight and Thursday. ESTABLISHED 1873 H'GUHBERSEES DELAY OH TAX LEGISLATION Predicts No New Bills Will Be Passed in Congress at Forthcoming Session PLEASED WITH TARIFF Declares There Is no Excuse For Increase in Price As Result Congress will enact no new tax legislation at the forthcoming short session, Senator Porter J. McCum ber of North Dakota, chairman of the finance committee, predicted to day on his return from a two week's motor trip in New England. The North Dakota Senator also took oc casion to express satisfaction with the way the Fordney-McCumber tariff law is working says Edgar Markham, writing from Washington, in the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. Senator McCumber is taking no active part in the political cam paign. Illness, rather than indiffer ence because of his defeat in the June primary election, is declared to bo responsible for his not taking the stump in North Dakota. The motor trip has greatly improved the senator's health. "The country would not stand for additional taxes," said Senator Mc Cumber in commenting on reports that legislation of this character may be proposed. "I do not be lieve such a bill could pass Con gress," he added. Asked about the deficit at the end of the current fiscal year, which is estimated at about $700 000,000, and in some quarters even higher, Senat or McCumbor said it would be met by the_issue of certificates of in debtedness or other shoirt term pa per. He pointed to the recent suc cessful floation of a half billion dollars worth of 'bonds by the treas ury as showing that there would be no serious difficulty in financing the deficit. "The new tariff law is working well," Senator McCumber said. "In spite of predictions to the countrary before the bill was passed, it has had no detrimental effect. On the contrary, it has'been ^helpful to busi ness, as we pr°dicted it Would be. It is justifying the claims that were made for it. "Much wja said aboutf the new tariff being* prohibitive, but "*'tie facts are that importations for the last month have been the [largest in history. Imports are keeping up in healthful volume, as .they should, from day to day*. I believe they will keep up. Prices to the consumer have not increased. In some cases, there have been, decreases. "The new law was pretty careful ly worked out and for my part I do not expect that revision of the tariff will be necessary in the near future. I am aware there has been come talk of this kind." Senator McCumber discussed the flexible features of the law. He expressed the vew that there will be few occasions when this authori ty will be exercised by the Presi dent. "I do not believe it will be neces sary to cither raise or lower rates cxcept in a few instances," he said. Tariff Will Increase Prices. Predictions 9f the diversion of trade of foreign nations, from the United States, which were made by critics of the tariff, are not being borne out. Senator McCumber noted. He said there is no reason why there should be an increase of prices for the consumer later on, when the tariff law has been in op eration for a longer period. "A bonus bill is certain to pass sooner or later." Senator McCumber said, when asked whether there would be action in Congress this winter in view of the fact that the American Legion had again indors ed the bonugs. Whether anything will be done this winter, I cannot say. It will be useless to pass the bill again this winter unless somfe mem bers have had a change of heart. As I have said, the country will not stand for additional taxation at this time." BLOCKADE AT HIGHSCHOOL Hallowe'en Activities of Boys Centfer There Hallowe'en activities of small boys of the city were manifested most clearly in the imposing blockade at the high school this morning. It in cluded piles of wagons and the can non from the statehouse lawn which occupied a prominent place in the blockade. According to police there was not much vandalism in the city, police being on duty most of the night. Marking windows with soap was the method chosen by some of observing the evening. TOWNLEY WILL SPEAK IN CITY A. C. Townley and Congressman J. H. Sinclair will speak Friday night in the Bismprck auditorium, it was announced today at the Frazier head quarters here. The meeting will be held at 8 o'clock. "FORGET-ME-NOT DAY" Miss Florence Fisher, war worker, is typical of the millions of Ameri can girls who in remembrance of the brave deeds of America's soldiery, is ready to sell forget-me-nots Saturday to raise funds for the Disabled American VcteraTis of the World War. REVOLVERINCA RLETON WOMAN'S HAND NOT HERS DIAMOND RINGS MISSING (By the Associated Press) Havre, Mont., Nov. 1.—Unexplain ed features of the double killing early Friday, of the Rev. Leonard Jacob Christler and Mrs. Margaret Carleton still puzzled authorities here today. When a' coroner's "jury Saturday night returned a verdict to,the ef fect Mrs. "Carleton' did the shooting while under the influence of an over dose, of sleeping powders., the mat ter appeared elosed. But Mrs. Car leton's mother, Mrs. Joseph Pyle of Butte, was not satisfied, and started a further investigation. Within the past 24 hours it was shown the bullets which kUled Mrs. Carleton had been firod downward, ASSAULT CASE ISPOSTPONED TILLIONDAY State Asks Continuance in the Case of Harry Long, Who Struck E. A. Hughes Hearing in the case of Harry Long of Milwaukee, charged with assault and battery on E. A. Hughcn, was continued in police court today until Monday at the request of State's At torney McCurdy, who said he would be unable to be present in court this afternoon. The matter was1 set for 2 p. m. Monday. The case had been scheduled for 2 o'clock this afternoon. However, it was called up this morning at 10 o'clock became the state's attorney could not be present. Long said that he was not ready at 10 o'clock and readily agreed to postponement until Monday, saying the state's attorney had already explained the press of other business to him and it was quite all right. Mr. McCurdy said that he did not like to take up the matter until after election but that he would do so Monday at 19 a- m. if the defendant desired. Long had not furnished bail, which was fixed in the sum of $1,000. He continued to maintain silence con cerning the affair, but said that he expected out-of-town people to fur nish bail and to get an outride law yer. He declined to say anything concerning his motive but asserted that he told Mr. Hughes before he struck him why he did so. He said that he had called in a local lawyer but that the lawyer was interested in a cai in which Mr. Hughes was interested and he did not care to act. He also declared that he had given his real name, and that ho Was not afraid of his record or he would not have consented to the postponement. He also asserted it was the first time he had ever been arretted. Mr. Hughes was still in the hos pital, and it was said by frigpds had his back injured when he fell on the curb. RESIGNS JOB Washington, Nov. —Phillip S. Smith, has been appointed acting director of the United States geo logical survey, succeeding Dr. Geo. Otis Smith, who resigned to facili tate his work in connection with the federal coal commission. The elephants of Ceylon are val ued for their superior strength and docility. not upward,' as had been testified at the coroner's inquest. Ownership of the gun which WHS used in the killing is another my stery. It was not Mrs. Carleton's as far as is known. She had a revolver, a snydler weapon, which was found later among her effects. Investiga tion thus far has failed to disclosc that it was the property of the Christlers. Mrs. Pyle also has claim ed that diamond rings which Mrs. Carleton was seen wearing Thursday evening have not been found anJ has suggested that if the. rings were taken from Mrs. Carleton's hand after the shooting the revolver might have been placed in the open palm at the same time. TURKEY PRICES DOWN SOME San Francisco, Nov. 1.—Whole salers .opened 1922 quotations on dressed turkeys today at from 9 to .17 cents a pound cheaper than in 1921. The new low quotation is 35 cents a pound compared with 52 cents in 1921. DAIRY CIRCUIT MEMBERS WILL GATHER HERE To be Entertained at Lunch eon Saturday, Business Meeting to Follow Members of the Burleigh-Kidder dairy and breeding circuit will be en tertained here Saturday at noon luncheon by the Bismarck Commer cial'club. it was announced today by R. F. Flint, dairy commissioner. There are about 30 members of this circuit, who are expected to be pres ent. Immediately after the lunch eon it is planne'd to adjourn to the Commercial club where a business meeting of the association will be held. Prof. J. R, Dice of the Agricultural College, head of the dairy depart ment, has been invited to be present to make the chief address. Scrambled Politics In State Contests Fargo, N. D., Nov. 1.—A situation showing the scrambled condition of politics in North Dakota was made public here today. Two Republican congressmen of North Dakota both seeking re-elec tion have taken a stand for election of a Democrat as United States senator it was announced at the In dependent Association headquarters, an anti-Nonpartisan league organiz ation. They are O. B. Burtness and George M. Young, first and second congressional districts of the state, O'Cc who endorsed J. F. T. O'Connor, anti-Nonpartisan and Democrat. R. J. Frazier, a Nonpartisan, as chairman of the Republican state central committee recently issued a statement calling for party loyal ty and endorsing these two con gressmen. An adult skeleton contains nearly four pounds of calcium, mostly phosphate of lime. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE NORMALCY IS RESTORED BY THEMISTI Thrill of Real Roman Triumph Given Way to Business Routine RULE WITH FIRMNESS Mussolini Puts Forth Effort To Restore Italy to Bet ter Basis (By the Associated Press) Rome, Nov. 1.—Italy will be on the road back to normalcy today after a most exhilerating week that ,sa|kr the younger generation rise to power and in a great triumph over throw the older politicians. Tens of thousands of the vigorous young Fascisti and their enthusiast'c admirers who accompanied them here from all over the land were on the way back to their homes today. Yesterday theirs was the thrill of a real Roman triumph in which a million people made the streets ring with applause for king and country and Dr. Benito Mussolini and his new Fascisti ministry had taken their oaths before the sovereign. A-s soon as this formal ceremony has ended, the blaekshirted boys and who brought about the rise of Mus solini, marched as victors through the ancient streets of the city, crowded with a vast concourse the. for the day doubled the population of Rome. Today, the flush of, triumph gave way to the drab business of toil, in dividual and national. Dr. Mussolini was on the job early, and he Baid he was going to see to it that every body else engaged in the business of the nation followed suit. He made it plain that he was going xto rulo with an iron hand that Italy migh* the sooner be restored to a better economic basis, and. a more power ful place in international affairs. For the moment at least, Commun ism has no part in the life of Its' .*. The onslaught of the Fascist^ has rendered all radicalism a paralyzing blow. Carrying their battle into the labor'temples and the meeeting pla ces of their antagonists, the mili tant nationalists have seized the re ords and rosters and burned them. Politically the chief topic in Italy today is what/ the fortune of the new cabinet will be when it goes be fore the chamber of deputies. One thing is certain. If Mussolini's gov ernment does not receive a majority in the chamber, he will have parlia ment dissolved and then the Fascllti will take their cause to the country Mussolini made this clear last Mon day when he built a new cabinet at the request of the king. PRESENTS RESIGNATION Rome, Nov. 1.—'Vittorio Rolandi Ricci, Italian ambassador at Wash ington, has presented his resigna tion like his colleagues, Count Sforza, ambassador at Paris and Senor Frassati, ambassador at Ber lin, wishing to leave Premier Mus solini free to choose his own trusted men for such important posts. It developed today that Premier Mussolini had sqnt a reply to the letter of resignation from Count Sforza, which was received yester day reproaching him for his action and asking him to remain at his post. Minister of Industry Rossi in agreement with the minister of the treasury has taken steps for the im mediate reopening of the Bourse, it wfti semi-offici#lly announced today. HOME-COMING PLANSHADE Great Crowd Expected For A. C.-University Game Fargo, N. D., Nov. 1.—Plans do signed make home-coming day when the Agricultural College meets the University on the gridiron here Saturday, the greatest ever, were an nounced. Beginning with a fresh man party Friday evening and car ried through Satuvday with a color ful and noisy parade the game, a barbecue and a dance, festivities will last until midnight. The parade will meet the Univer sity rooters' special at the station and the pink and green are expected to mingle with the green and yellow from that time on. Rooters for both teams are to wear highly colored and fantastic costumes. Many entertainment stunts ars planned for the intervals of the game and at the dance which will follow. Burch Offers Bonus For Special Boom Los Angeles, Nov. 1.—Cross-exam ination of Thomas H. Healy, hotel proprietor, who testified he was "sus* picious" of the defendant, was ex pected to be continued today at the trial of Arthur C. Burch for the mur der of J. Belton Kennedy. Healy testified that he first be came suspicious of Burch when the latter went to Healy's hotel and "of fered a bonus" for a room directly across the street from the broker age office of Kenpedy, The defense has attempted to show he was prejudiced against Burch. TWO REPORTED DEAD. Joplin, Mo., Nov. 1.—At leaist two persons are believed dead and sev eral injured in a tornado which struck Webb City, seven miles north of here shortly after last midnight. (By the Associated Press) New Brunswick, N. J., Nov. 1.— An eye witness account of the Hall Mills murder on September 14, Mrs. Jane Gibson, farmer, told the au thorities, it was learned today, that a few moments before the fatal shooting she heard one of the wo men under the crabapple tree ex claim indignantly: "Then explain these letters." Th is part of Mrs. Gibson's story came to light through a conversation she had with a neighbor after mak ing her statements to investigators. There was a moment or two of heat argument, she said, after the ex planation was demanded, then, with out warning thu shooting. Notes that wore said to have pass ed between the Rev. Edward Wheel er Hall and his choir leader, Mrs. Eleanor R. Mills, the murder vic tims, were found strewn about their bodies under the tree. Movements of the investigators today, though veiled in secrecy, ap peared to. be centered for the most part in keeping under surveillance FOUR REPORTED DEAD RESULT OF TORNADO Fifteen Injured and 30 Homes Demolished by Missouri Storm Webb City, Mo:, Nov. 1.—Hundreds of searchetl welcome daylight this morning after five hours spent grop ing in the darkness in their efforts ot find the bodies of four persona who are believed to have lost their lives in the tornado which swept thit city- just after midnight. One woman, a Mrs. Freds, was known to have been kffled and fifteen' other persons were injured, some of them critically, in the storm, which struct in two places in the city. About thirty houses were demolished and more than 0 peruons made homeless. Search for the dead and injured last night was hampered by the fact that a cloud burst preceded the wind storm. It is estimated that from 3 to 4 inches of rain fell within a few, hours before the tornado. The storm struck firtit in the southern part of the city, and, pass ing over the business section, dip per down again in the northwest res idential section. DEPOSITS IN POSTAL BANKS IN DECLINE Washington, Nov. 1.—Postal saving deposits continue to shrink, but the decrease during the quar ter ended September 30 was small er than in any three months period since March, 1919, when deposits reached the peak, Assistant Post master General Glover declared to day in a statement which said er roneous unofficial reports as to the postal savings decline had! been published. Deposits in March! 1919, reached the unprecedented! figure of $176,828,524 declining gradually since to $135,625,000 on September 30. "The decrease," Mr. Glover stat ed, "is due to a very large extent to three causes, namely, extremely heavy withdrawals in these offices adjacent to the coal fields, de creased deposits at the large rail way centers, and finally the re cent withdrawals of the old issue of treasury savings certificates paying 4% percent and the issuing of a new series under date of Oct ober 1 at the reduced rate of in terest of four percent. In this quarter the postal' savings division can directly trace the withdrawals of ever one million dollars which were in turn reinvested in the treasury savings certificates at the higher rate of interest." Mr. Glover declared that many postolices were now showing a de cided improvement in postal sav ings deposits "which can only mean a betterment in the indus trial situation." BEACH POKER PLAYERS LOSE Beach, N. D., Nov. 1.—After a run of hard luck in a poker game here, three transients used guns to relieve three local/players of a $300 jack pot, and then obtained aboilt $100 more by going through their victims' pockets. They made good their es cape and no arrests are yet reported from surrounding points notified. Authorities are trying to use tracks in a half inch snowfall here as clues. HAS SORE THROAT. (By the Associated Press) London, Nov. 1.—Mr. Lloyd George has developed a sore throat and on the advice of his physician, Lord Dawbon, has abandoned his engage ment to speak at Bristol tomorrow. Lord Dawson said today that a few days rest were absolutely essen tial for the former prime minister It is understood, however, that his indisposition is not serious. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1922 (Leased Wire of Associated Press) PRICE FIVE CENTS THREE MEN BEING WATCHED IN CONNECTION WITH HALL MILLS DUAL MURDER CASE three men answering descriptions, giVen by Mrs. Gibson. It was report ed that Special Deputy Attorney General Mott intended at an oppor tune moment to bring the three be fore Mrs. Gibson. Maintaining that he felt confident that the eye witness story told by Mrs. Jane Gibson would "stand up" Special Deputy Attorney General Wilbur A. Mott continued today his efforts to identify the man Mrs. Gibson described as being the mur derer of the Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall and his choir leader, Mrs. Elea nor Reinhardt Mills. According to Mrs. Gibson witness es have been found to corroborate her statement a woman wearing a long "gray coat" was on the Phillips farm on the night of the murder. Breaking her silence for the first time, Mrs. Frances Noel Hall today told reporters that she was abso lutely ignorant of how her husband, Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall, came to meet his death with Mrs. Eleanor R. Mills, choir singer, on Phillips farm, September 14. WHOLE TOWN IS ARRESTED UNDER VOLSTEAD ACT Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 1.—Call ente, a little railroad town near here, was almost a deserted village today. Its leading citizens were in Las Vegas, arranging bonds for re lease from bootlegging charges. A dry squad raided Caliente and arrested the hotel men, the keeper of the general store, four pool room proprietors and two unclassified citizens, charging them with viola tion of the Volstead Act. EHD IS PDT TO REBELCAREER OFMDRGUIA Mexican Chief Falls Into Hands of Federal Troops —Brieving Revolution (By the Associated Press) Mexico City, Nov. 1.—General Francisco Murguia, arch enemy of President Obregon for many yean and on of the men who took part in the flight that brought death to former President Carranza has fall en into the hands of federal troops and his career as a dangerous rebel is thought to have come to an end. With the little band of followers who are the remnant of his most recent rebel army, General Murguia was surrounded yesterday afternoon near Durango City and captured, it was announced last night at the President's office. Whether he will be taken to Durongo City for trial by court martial of be brought to the capital and publicly executed has not yet been determined. Re cently he was described by Presi dent O'Bregon as "not a'soldier but a fugitive from justice.". For a long with General Murguia has been credited with brewing a revolution. Two months ago he left his hiding place acrfess the Rio Grand and came back into Mexico at the head of a rebel army said to number 800 men. Three weeks ago his forces were decisively defeated in a clash with troops under Gener al Escobar at Guarache in the state of Durarigo. Since then he has care fully avoided meeting federal troops. The rebellious activities of Gen-! oral Murguia never aroused popular sympathy except in the northern regions, where, as governor of Coahuila under Carranza, he culti vated many adherents. Details of his capture were lacking here tp day. There were no reports except the announcement made at Presi dent Obregon's office. General Francisco Murguia was executed by a firing squad at 9 o'clock this morning, according to a telegram from Mexico City, re ceived at the customs house in Juarez. YELLOWSTONE TRAIL FUND IS $500,000 Marmarth, N. D., Nov. 1.—Raising of a $600,000 fund for trail organi zation work, to cover a five-year per iod, of which North Dakota would pay $12,500 or $2,500 yearly, was ap proved at the 12th annual convention of the North Dakota division of the Yellowstone Trail association held here Saturday. The portion to be raised in North Dakota will be pai'l in accordance with a new member ship plan inaugurated by the trail association. About 75 delegates from 10 North Dakota towns on the trail attended. Reports showed that 31,030 long distance auto travelers had register ed over the trail during 1922, carry ing more than 120,000 people. Re ports show their actual expense® while on the trail were more than $3,800,000. Ray Smith, of Milwaukee, presi dent of the association H. O. Cool ey, general manager, of Minneapo lis and C. J. Phelan of Bowman, ex ecutive committeeman from North Dakota, attended. Mr. Phelan was unanimously re elected committeeman. SPROUSE TRAPS HUSBAND THROUGH ADVERTISEMENT Oakland, Cal., Nov. 1.—How she and her husband of 23 years, corre sponded with each other for nearly a year while living under the same roof, without the husband discover ing she was the author of the letters he received, was described in court here by Mrs. J. Franklin Moore, wife of a dentist, who is seeking a divorce. A newspaper adyertii.-.ement for "a companion for wee|t-end trips," which Mrs. Moore said she suspected had been inserted by her spouse resulted in the exchange of many love let ters, isho testified. Mrs. Moore as serted she sued when she fo'md epistles addressed to/her husband in feminine handwriting that was not hers. HALLOWE'EN KEEPS POLICE FORCE BUSY Rioting, Fires and Other Dis turbances Feature Chicago Celebration (By the Associated Press) Chicago, Nov. 1.—Police and fire men on night shifts welcomed the dawn of a new day and quitting time this morning following one of the busiest hallowe'ens in Chicago's history. While the fire department answer ed 115 alarms during the night, a new record for hallowe'en, most of the fires were small. Street car traffic was repeatedly interrupted while carmen and pol ice removed wagons, carts, refuse, cans and other obstacles from the tracks. Rioting started on the north side when a motorist was attacked by a mob after he had driven into a crowd and knocked down a boy. The crowd, which police estimated at 3,000, had gathered to watch a band of boy3 and girls in freak costumes and their faces blackened, push a blazing wagon through the streets. Street car men and police who at tempted to interfere werei pelted with tomatoes. A procession of baby carriages and carts followed the blazing wagon. The spirit was one of hillarity until the boys were run down when the police were compell ed to disperse the mob. Daniel Ratacyzak, 4 years old, while attending a party tossed a peanut into the air and caujrM in his mouth. The nut lodged In his throat. He died Bt the county hospi tal. Ray Nelson, 16, encountered a real wagon while tearing down a fence. The fence belonged to James Dragon, who grabbed a picket and struck Nelson over the head frac turing his skull. FIGHTOTER" TAXI ENDS III MURDER Minneapolis, Nov. 1.—H. A. Smith, 30 years old, was shot and killed late last night following an altercation with his brother, Pren tiss Smith, 35 years old, at the home where both men lived. According to police, ^rentiss Smith came at once to the police station, laid a revolver on the desk of Lieutenant Charles Bleed and said that he had killed his brother. According to the police. Smith told them the shooting followed a fist fight which grew out of an ar gument over the hiring of a taxi cab. According to Smith's story he wanted to hire an automobile to take them to the outskirts of the city on a business trip, but his brother objected because of the cost. The fist fight and subsequent shooting followed, Smith said. He is held without charge await ing action by the county attorney. The Smith's are negroes. LENINE GAINS HIS HEATH (By the Associated Press) Moscow, Nov. 1.—Soviet Moscow is now assured that Prime Minister Lenine is in good physical condition and fine spirits. He spoke publicly yesterday for the first time since his prolonged illness, making an un-. heralded appearance before the work men's and peasants' parliament. Ho spoke with vigor and his voice car ried clearly throughout the immense throne room in th» Kremlin palace. Lenine voiced his pleasure at the capture of Vladivostok by the Red forces of the Far Eeastern republic. He remarked that this had given Pa cific, but he cautioned the parliament not to overestimate the value of the incident. Russia would make a strong stand at the Lausanne conference to make a Near East peace, the prime min ister went on, explaining the ques tion of the straits would be particu larly emphasized by the Soviet/?, whose diplomacy, Lenine thought, "would be just as successful at Laus anne as it had been in the Far East.'' He was quite ffank about the de pressed state of affairs throughout Russia but declared that Russia was doing more to bring changes for the better than any other country. LAST EDITION GERMANS MAY ENTER WHEAT BUYING MAR Telegram Received by Juliu Barnes Says Negotiations Are Under Way ITALY MAY ALSO BU Great Improvement in Italia Lire Painted Out—Wheat In Moderate Upturn Duluth, Minn., Nov. 1.—A predic tion that Germany and Italy migh soon be expected to become activ buyers of grain as a result of re cent developments and an expression of hope that negotiations now un der way in financial quarters woul enable Germany to restore her fi nances, were made in a telegram from Julius H. Barnes of New York, president of the United States Cham ber of Commerce, received at the Du luth Board of Trade today. Mr. Barnes in the telegram point ed out the great improvement in that country. This message together with higher cables tended to cause a mod erate advance in wheat prices on the local board. MASONS HERE IN DISCUSSION OF EDUCATIO Members Urged to Participate In Educational Activities As Good Citizens W. L. Stockwell, secretary of th! Masonic Grand Lodge, and Rev. W. •'). Hutcheson, field secretary of the Ma isonic Service association, were the chief speakers last night at a joint meeting of the Bismarck and Man dan Masonic lodges, held in the tem ple here. The meeting was in observance of Education Week, which all Masonic lodges were called upon to observe. Both the speecheiv of Mr. Stock well and Rev. Hutcheson were de voted to a discussion of .he problems of education, and all those present were urged as good citizens to take a deep interest in all educational matters and to inform themselves of what is going on in the educational work. Committees front the local lodge which had been appointed to visit the schools in the city reported their Observations, simiXy telling the hear ers what they found without indulg* ing in conclusions. Supt H. O. Saxvik of the city schools addressed the meeting for a few minutes on the topic of educa tion. A number of questions were answered. In the afternoon the visitors dis cussed the yearly program of Ma sonic lodges in the southwesterr part of the state with representa tives. N. T. POLICE ON TRAIL OF FIREBUGS New York, Nov. 1.—Joseph Pre stomonaci was arrested early today as he ran from the hallway of an uptown apartment where a fire had becri started. Poliffcle are inclined to believe the arrest may aid in solving the mystery of two fires in uptown apartments recently in which 22 lives were lost. Patrolman Ryan passing a three story tenement thought he saw flames. Opening the door he bump ed into Prestomonacl who was run ning out. Ryan grabbed the man forced him to take off his coat and beat out the flames. He than took him to the police station. Prestomonjca told detectives he had gone to the tenement to see "a friend" whose name he was unable to tell. An investigation disclosed evidence that the woodwork of the stairs had been soaked in kerosene. A milk bottle half full of the oil was found on the landing on the third floor. COUNTIES MUST HAVE 24 TWPS.. COURT HOLD North Dakota counties must hav twenty-four townships affirms th Supreme Court in handing down it. previously announced decision in th case of an attempt to create a nev county in Renville and Burke an Ward. Petition No. 1, reduced Renville eighteen townships, continues th opinion. Petition No. 2 reduce Renville county to six townships. Each petition must stand alone be fore a court declared North Dakota's supreme tribunal and therefore tht two petitions are illegal. Therefore petition No. 3 dofc not cure, and the court decided it will not mandamus the county commissioners to place the question of the new younty be fore the v,oters for this would be waste of time.