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WEATHER FORECAST.
Generally fair tonight and Sat
urday.
ESTABLISHED 1873
FRANCE TO FORCE GERMAN PAYMENT
KLANSMAN j
ASKS SESSION
WITH OFFICIAL
i
Denies that Operations of
Hooded Gang Were Direct
ed by Klu Klux
SEVERAL ARE NAMED
McKoin, Former Mayor of
Mer Rouge and Others
Are Accused
Bastrop, La., Jan. 12. States At
torneys announced early today that
faptain Skipw th exalted cyclops of
the Morehouse parish Ku Klux Klan
has requested a conference with At
torney General A. V. Coco and his
assistants in connection with the
hooded band atrocities in thiß par
ish.
Robert L. Dade, mayor of Mer
Rouge, testified in the open court
investigation of masked band de
predations in Morehouse parish
.that one Ku Klux Klan raid in
which he participated he wore a
black mask. He declared all the
other members of the party wore
white hoods. ,
On occasion Dade said the
party was investigating a report
that a negro near Stanley, La.
was operating a gambling house
in which white persons were per
mitted to gamble with negroes.
Dade told of the band having held
up and lectured Watt Daniel,
Harry Neelis and W. C. Andrews,
Mer Rouge citizens.
Kelley Harp, who followed Dade
on the witness stand, admitted he
also was in the Klan band on that
night and that he wore a black
mask.
Harp said “members of the
Klan” furnished him with that
regalia.
Capt. Sk : pwith is said to have
requested the conference in order
to go into the full details of the
operation of the Morehouse Klan
since its organization and at the
same time to establish that the op
erations of the black-hooded band
was not under supervision of the
Klan.
Assistant Attorney-General Guyon
confirmed the report that Capt. Sk p
with had made overtures to the At
torney-General's staff and said that
, the Klansman’s request would be
granted. No date was fixed for the
eonfercnce. It is probable it will be
soon.
Robert L. Dade, mayor of Mer
Rouge, today named Dr. B. M. Mc-
Koin, Capt. Skipwith, Kelly Harp
anduKdward Ivey as members of a
Ku Klux Klan body whch held up
and disarmed Watt Daniel, Harry
Andrews and another Mer Rouge
citizen near Gallion, La., several
.months prior to the k : dnaping and
murder of Daniel and T F. Richards
last August.
1,000 MEN
PREPARE TO
END STRIKE
St. Paul, Jbti. 12.—Steps were un
der way for the return to work of
more than 1,000 shopmefi of the
Great Northern railway whose strike
started last July''l, has been ended
hy negotiations. Shopmen meeting
here last night ratified the action of
theirofficials' 1 in terminating the
walk-out . after listening to R. A.
Henning, head of the Northwest
shoperafts explain the details of the
agreement. The meeting was not
open to the public. v
ELKS PLAN
INITIATION
*
Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
Coining to City
A large class be initiated in
the Elks lodge here on Friday night
January 19, for which elaborate pre
parations are being made.
There will be a luncheon at the
club rooms and a smoker in con
nection with the initiation. Deputy
Grand Exalted Ruler Brown will be
here for the event.
The candidates will include several
from towns in two or three adjoin
ing counties.
NOT JOHNSON’S
INDICTMENT,
SAYS SHAFER
y A Fargo report stating that the
first indictment secured before the
Cass county grand jury by then
Attorney-General Johnson wae
thrown out because it was improper
ly drawn, was declared by Attorney-
General Shafer to be erroneous. The
case referred to, he said, was a lo
cal case in Cass county in which
neither Mr. Johnson or any other
representative of the Attorney-Gen
eral’s pff'ce appeared, being a mat
ter handled entirely by the local
officers. ;
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
Lambs Fleeced of $400,000,000 in J 922;
Wall Street “Shepherd” Warn* Suckers
BY EDWARD THIERRY |
NEA Service Staff Writer j
New York, Jan. 12.—“ America ;
spent $400,000,000 for fake stocks j
last year.” |
That is the estimate of Charles M. |
Minton, the “shepherd of Wall j
street.” He is head of the Minton j
Brokers’ Investigating bureau, and ,
his job is to keep track of crooked
brokers and stock salemen for th*»
big exchanKe3.'* ,
“The average American with a
little money laid by is the biggest
sucker in the world," says Milton.
“Why? Easy because they don’t
heed warnings. They get skinned —
then they holler, and when it’s too
late they listen to advice.”
Stock swindles are being operated
in every big city, and in many small
ones, he says. He declares he can
name at least 150 crooked houses in
New York.
Men Most Gullible
“Men are bigger suckers than
women.” said Minton. “More of i
them fall, I mean. Women are more
conservative —but when the fall !
they fall harder. I know one who :
just lost SBO,OOO in a fake stock deal, j
“Oil stocks used to be the favorite i
medium of gyp artists. Next came j
mining stocks. These ane pretty |
well played out now. New schemes ,
nre being hatched all the time. Radio
is now being used to tap suckers, j
‘There seems to be as many clever :
crooks doing business as ever. It is
hard to get the goods on bucket \
shops—the crooked brokers who uc
j cept orders and never execute them, j
[They put your orders on their cuffs
—and pocket the money.
“Most suckers are fleeced by gyp
houses selling handsome stock certi- j
ficates that mean nothing. They fit ,
up rich looking offices and if they’re
exposed they get a new sign painted j
and move to another office or another
city. ,
“Another class of gyp artists work
in what is called a ‘boiler room,’ or
‘hiyh pressure room’—with just a
telephone and a telephone directory.
They have an uncanny skill at pick
ing names out of the book, giving a
swift, sugary canvass over the wire
—and actual!} hokking cash out of
at least one sucker out of every five
they call. Such a crook is known as
a ‘dynamiter.’ His first cousin is
called a ‘reloader’ —who loads an
other block of stock onto a sucker in
the very face of the fact that no div
idends have been paid.
“Sucker lists are used by many
crook salesmen. You can go to half
a dozen places in Wall Street and
buy sucker lists for a cent or two
cents a name, depending on the class
of stock you want to unload. Every
time a person answers a doubtful ad
I his name gets into a sucker list —and
the name is sold and resold indef
initely.
Minton has been in Wall Street 43
! years and he thinks the public is
getting more guilliblc every day.
REV. GORDON
SHOOTS SELF;
AGTMYSTERY
Episcopal Clergyman of New
York Found Dead From
Bullet Wound
_ . i
New York, Jan. 12.—The motive
for the apparent suicide of Rev.
Dr. Percy Gordon, former, assist
ant rector of the St. Bartholo
mew's Episcopal church, whose
body was found yesterday in a
bath tub in his apartment in the
Hotel Walcott, remained undis
covered today. There was a bul
let wound in his right temple and
a revolver with one chamber emp
ty, lay beneath his right hand.
The contents of the two letters
found near the body and evident
ly written shortly befoire he had
shot himself was not made pub
lic. One letter was directed to
Dr. Parka, rector of St.
mew’s and the other to Dr. Gor
don's Bon, an under-secretary of
the American embassy in Paris.
BOWLING EVENT
OPENS TONIGHT
AT GRAND FORKS
Grand Forks, N. D., Jan. 12. —The
first rumble from the bowlers in
the tournament of the Northwest
Bowling Association will be heard
touight when the attack made
upon the maples by the pin smashers
of this part of the country will take
place. The tournament will continue,
through the evening of Monday, Jan
uary 22, when the annual meeting
and ejection of officers will be held.
ACCEPTS INVITATION.
J. A. Kitchen, commissioner of
agriculture and labor has accepted mi
invitation tendered by' joint resolu
tion of the South Dakota legislature
to attend an agricultural, conference
to be held at Sioux City,* la., Jan. 24.
Both bodies of the South Dakota leg
islature will be represented at the
meeting which will'try to arrive at
the average costs of production of
various farm crops as shown by cost
surveys of the grain>growing states.
jThe South Dakota legislature hopes
to determine some sort of plan to
secure for the farmers cost of pro
duction plus a fair prpflt for their
products.
CHARLES M. MINTON.
DON’TS FOR SUCKERS
Charles M. Minton, “shepherd of
Wall Street,” offers this advice to
people with money to invest.
Don’t expect to get»rich overnight.
Don’t listen to promises of quick
dividends.
Don’t buy stock from a saleinm
without investigating.
Don’t speculate with a broker if
you .aren’t sure he is reputable..
Don’t think you know it all; ask
advice before you get skinned.
SPUD EXPERTS
AT WORK ON
MARKET PLAN
Representatives from Seven
Producing States in Ses
sion at St. Paul
PRICE SLUMPS HEAVILY
Increase in Acreage Is 18 Per
, Cent, Decrease in Price
36 Per Cent
St. Paul, Jan. 12.—Marketing direc
tors and commissioners of agricul
ture from the seven producing states
of the Northwest are meeting here
today to form a policy of co-opera
tive marketing of the lowly spud.
Representatives from potato mar
keting associations in the states con
cerned and from the United States
Department of Argriculture *and the
Federal Reserve bank art also here.
The states represented are both Da
kota’s', Michigan, Wisconsin', Ne
braska and Montana.
“Something must be dene to the
potato growing branch of. the agri
cutural industry in these 7 north
western states,’’ declared Hugh H.
Hughes, Minnesota director of mar
kets. Mr. Hughes; said the potato
acreage of the nation has increased
18 per cent since 1920; 36 per,%#nt
of this in these seven states. At the
same time the price of potatoes has
gone down 54 per cent.
TWO GAMBLING
SUITS FILED
States Attorney Asks Abate
ment of Nuisance
' Injunction suits, to abate alleged
gambl'ng nuisances have ,been filed
in district court by States Attorney
E. S. Allen. The papers were signed
by Judge Fred Jansonius at James
town. The parties named have 30
days in which to answer, and :t is
expected trial on them Wjjl be had
spring. ■
Those named in one injunction are
M. H. Cook, A. B. Carley and H. S.
•Adams, the alleged at
205 Mandan avenue.
In another suit <?leo Xtryan is
named and the place 708 Main street.
WEATHER REPORT
For hours ending at
noon today:
Temperature at. 7A. M. ...... 21
Temperature at' noon 20
Highest yesterday <26
Lowest yesterday . 16
liLowest last n’ght 13
Precipitation 01
. H'gh wind velocity 28
Weather Forecast
For Bismarck and Vicinity: Gen
erally fair tonight and Saturday.
For North Dakota: Generally fair
tonight and Saturday; somewhat
warmer ton'ght east and north por
tions. i
Weather Conditions
The pressure is low in the north
east and over the j northern Rocky
Mounta : n region and precipitation
occurred in the Great Lakes region
and in Minnesota and Washington.
High pressure central over Nebras
ka and Kansas has been accompanied
by a drop in temperature over the
Interior States, but no - unusually
low temperatures occurred in say
section. '
ORRIS W. KOBERTB,
Meteorologist.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1923
I WOULD RAISE I
INCOME TAX; i
LOWER OTHER
1
! |
•Proposed to Reduce State Gen-
I eral Fund Property Levy '
Through This Method
RATES ARE EXPLAINED
New Measure Before Commit
tee Would Raise $1,500,000
To $2,000,000 a Year
BILL INTRODUCED.
Senator Thorson, this after
noon, introduced in the senate
! the income tax %11 prepared by
j the state tax commissioner’s of
{ ftce and already before the joint j
tax committee and the house
• and senate for brief discussion.
i The bill was referred to the com- |
I mittee on taxes.
In income tax law des gned to
i bring half the amount raised by the
j present state general property tax
j was before the legislative commit
j tees on tax and tax laws today, pro
! posed by the state tax commission
; er’s office. p
I The proposed law was explained in
I detail to the committees in joint
j sess on last night* by representatives
: of the tax commissioner’s off ce.
The proposed law anticipates rev
enue of $1,500,000 a yearxto $2,000,-
000 a year, which would cut the
general fund to levy of about $3,-
000,000 in half or more, Lyman A.
Baker, of the tax commissioner’s of
fice, informed the committees.
A tax of 3 or 3 1-2 on corporation
net income and a graduated tax of
1 to 6 percent on individual income
above exemptions was suggested, A
3 percent corporation tax, it was es
timated, would raise $700,000 to
SBOO,OOO in normal year and the in
dividual income tax SBOO,OOO to sl,-
200,000, it was est mated.
The bill follows the line of model
income tax law drawn by the Na
tional Tax Association which is be
ing urged for passage in all states
in order that property shall not be
taxed twice or any property escape
taxation, Mr. Baker said.
The individual rates proposed in
the bill are: on all net income above
exemptions and not in excess of
$2,000, a tax of one percent; income
$2,000 to $4,000, tax 2 percent; in
come $4,000 to $6,000, tax 3 percent;
j income $6,000 to SB,OOO, tax of 4
j percent; income SB,OOO to SIO,OOO,
' tax of 5 percent; net income above
, SIO,OOO, tax of 5 percent,
j Exemptions would be at present—
j SI,OOO for’ single person, $2,000 for
j a married person with S2OO for each
• dependent.
j Under the bill, a s'ngle person
| with an income of $2,000 a year
I would pat a tax of 1 percent on
1 SI,OOO, or $lO. A married person
j with a like income would pay noth
ing.
A single person with an income
of SIO,OOO a year would pay 5 per
cent rate on $9,000, or $450 a year.
, A married person would pay S4OO
. a year.
There are four main defects in
, the present income tax law of the
, state, the legislators were told. First
| there are too many exemptions, par
; ticularly bank deposits,, income from
, loans on mortgages; second, the per- j
, aonal property off-set, by which one |
can pay income taxes with a per- j
sonal property tax receipt; third, j
the rates are too low compared to i
cost of collection; fourth, the pro- j
vision with respect to corporations j
doing an interstate business is not
i clear, there now being a disputed
I j cla’m of SIOO,OOO with Such a cor- !
poration. '
The state income tax would, it
waß explained, be in addition to the
federal income tax.
Non-residents Exempt
It Was provided in the measure
that non-resident .indiv'duals would
not be subject to the tax, the intent
being not to tax income derived par
ticularly from farm mortgages made
i in North Dakota by persons living
outside the state. One purpose, it
> was explained, was so that the mort
i 'gage- rate would not be increased
l or money withdrawn from the state,
and also because of the theory that
i property should be taxed in the
state of residence.
i ' The revenue from the income tax
would be increased both by the in
. crease in rate on individuals and by
. removing'many dedutthms now per
mitted.
Among the items proposed to be
; exempted are: proceeds of l : fe in
surance policies and contracts paid
. upon death of insured; amount re
l ceived as a return of premiums or
• on endowment and anilunity con-
I tracts; value of property acquired
I by gift, bequest (but tHfe income
I from such property shall be taxed);
t interest upon bonds, warrants, etc.,
of U. S. or state or
. workmen’s compensat : on; salaries
of U.' S. employes; income from de
• pspts Jn North Dakota banks and
t from loans oh ,North Dakota real
. estate when payable to a foreign
corporation.
Sub-Committee Named
Following the outline of the bill
r before th? jo'nt tax committee a
i qub-committee of five was named,
i including Cha'rman Thorson of the 1
senate committee . and Chairman
. Jardine of the house' committee, to
I work over the measure and report
t to the whole committee. The sub
f committee began discussion of the
j bill with Gordon V. Cax, Income
tax attorney for the state depart
ment, ana may be in pqgHdon to re
port soon.
RELIEF ASKED
FOR GROWER IN
THENORTHWEST
House Adopts Resolution
Stating that Wheat Grower
Has Suffered Injustice
SOME BILLS ARE KILLED
“Robinson Bills” Are Report
ed For Indefinite Postpone
ment by Judicikry
The house of representatives went
on record this afternon as favoring
action by the Nationul Congress for
emergency rq|ief for wheat growers
of the Northwest, when it adopted
the concurrent resolutions offered by
Rep. Jackson, Independent, Ramsey
county.
In adopting the resolution the
house declared that injustice wa*
done to the wheat graver id that the
fixed price of wheat during the war
was less than the price it would have
sold at without price-fixing while the
price on things the farmer bought
was not fixed, declared the principle
of government aid to industry puch
as provided in the Esch-Cummins
railroad law and ship subsidy was
consonant with American principles,
declared recognition of the fallacy
of “a general policy of price-fixing
in times of peace except to correct
an injustice done to a large portion
of our population” and memorialized
Congress for legislation but declared
it supported no specific legislation
now 'pending before congress.
Rep. Voel, Nonpartisan, McLean, de
clared when the resolution came be
fore the house on report of the state
affairs committee that the purpose of
the resolution was to sidetrack and
out-andout declaration in favor of
price fixing by the government on
wheat.
Rep. Jackson denied this, asserting
the purpose was to build up a case
based on facts, to show Congress
Jhat the condition of the wheat far
mer of the Northeast is different
than that of other lines of industry,
that he has been discriminated
against and that it was right that
people to whom he had contributed
under such discrimination now con
tribute to him.
Rep. Twicholl, chairman of the
state affairs committee, said the reso
lution had the unanimous approval
of the committee, and that the ma
jority present at the meeting when
approval was voted were Nonparti
sans. Following action on this reso
lution the house indefinitely postpon
ed a resolution of Rep. Rustad de
claring in favor of a fixed minimum*
price on wheat.
Monument BiU Killed..
The house received its first com
mittee reports on bills and quickly
killed six of them in short order.
Several r were bills supported by for
mer Judge Robinson and introduced
by Rep. Paul Johnson. Because the
judiciary committee felt that at this
time the state could spend money to
better advantage than by placing a
memorial stone in the Washington
(Continued on Page 61
PRIVATE FUNDS
TO COMPLETE
■ SHOALS DAM
Washington, Jan. 12.—Funds
for the completion of dam No. 2
and the installation of a < power
unit-r-all that the war department
considers will be needed for sev
eral years at Muscle Shoals —are
provided in the army appropria
tion bill reported today to the
house. The bill appropriates six
million nine hundred ninety-eight
thousand dollars for work during
the next year and in addition
authorizes the secretary of war to
incur obligations on contracts to
the amount of $10,501,200.
MOTHER. 37, BABY BURIED,
HUSBAND, 11 CHILDREN LEFT
Devils Lake, N. D., Jan. 12.—Fun
eral services were held from the
Dahlen church for Mrs. James Brown
37, and infant child, Rev. Ensrud of
ficiating. The husband a farmer who
lives 18 miles north of town, and 11
children survive.
DEFER ACTION
PENDING PROBE
OF HOODED KLAN
When the senate committee
'having the bill introduced by
I Senators Sperry and McCoy aim
ed at the s Ku Klux Klan met
this morning to take up consid
erat on, Senator Sperry inform
ed the senators that he desired
time to obtain information from
1 Louisiana end other states to
be presented to the committee
in its consideration of the meas
ure, before action was taken.
Because of this consideration of
/the measure was postponed.
' As complete reports as possi
ble on the activities of the Ku
Klux Klan are to be presented.
DIGNIFIED LEGISLATORS APPOINTED
>AGES AND MESSENGERS OF THIRD V
HOUSE IN BIENNIAL FUN FESTIVAL
Organization Completed with Log-Rolling and Hot Political
Battles in which Mose Rosengweig Emerges as Speaker
And Then Finds Fun in Naming Senators and
Representatives as Employes
If you never we\e a buck private
and had a second lieutenant order
you around, and then when you got
back in civilian life found the second
lieutenant was working for you—if
you’ve never had this fun nor saw
a worm turn —perhaps you'll not ap
preciate the fun the third house had
when it organized in the state enpi
tol late yesterday.
For the first thing the speaker of
the third house did, after the em
ployes of the legislature who com
promise this body, had organized,
was to name six senators and three
representatives as pages, messengers
and a sergeant-at-arms.
There was dignified Senator Rusch
of .Fargo showing amazing speed in
nnswerin the tap-tap-taiv of a mem
ber of the third h|pse calling for a
page; there was Lflfe Twichell with
out his cigar carrying a lead pencil
to a member; there was Senator
Frank ,I’loyhar standing at solemn at
tention as sergeant-at-arms, and, to
crown it all, there was Speaker Mose
Rosenweig culling with lordly ges
ture upon Representative Trubshaw
of Valley City to bring him a glass
of water —and getting it.
It was a lot of fun to turn tables
on the all-powerful senators and rep
resentatives. It was a triumph for
Mose Rosensweig. Mose has been
page, messenger boy, assistant clerk
and about everything that takes lots
of orders in the legislature. But this
time he was the speaker of the third
house. He demanded service, and
JUDGE POLLOCK
TO SPEAK HERE
ON PROHIBITION
On Sunday evening next at the
McCabe Methodist Episcopal church
Judge Chus. A. Pollock of Fargo
will speak on “World Prohibition
the Conspiracy against the 18th
Amendment.’* Judge Pollock has of
late ’ spent six months in Europe
where he investigated and spoke in
seven countries on the subject of
tempsrance. He was also a represen
tative of this state at the “World’s
Convention versus Alcohol,” which
was recently held in the city of
Toronto. From these sources Judge
Pollock will bring much that will in
terest and instruct. i.
EXPERTURGES
TRAINED MEN
TO EMIGRATE
America Offers Greater Op
portunity to Qualified Than
To Unskilled Labor
Stockholm, Jan. 12. —The emigra
tion from Sweden of highly qualified
engineers, expert foresters and ag
riculturalists, of especially trained
industrial workmen rather than of
unskilled laborers and ordinary
farmers, is recommended by Dr. Ad
rian Molin, an authority on the sub
ject of emigration. Since there
must be emigration of some kind,
argues Dr. Moline, it would be bet
ter for the home country, and would
insure greater success for the em
igrants themselves, if those who es
tablish 7 a new domicile in America
and elswhere were persons of pro
fessional or technical equipment.
Swedish statistics show that, be
tween the ages of 15 and 50, there
are now 200,000 more persons engaged
in gainful occupations than there
were in J. 913. This surplus has been
taken care of partly by increased
work in the industrial world, and
partly by emigration, while the re
mainder, about 38,000, at the end of
1922, are unemployed and must to
a certain extent be supported by the
state.
One movement toward, providing
more 'employment is the settlement
and exploitation >of undeveloped
crown and church lands, especially
in the northern districts, bub the
success has so far been doubtful,
and the opponents of the plan point
| out that an increase in the number
lof farmers will eventually mean a
smaller income per capita.
Dr. Moline thinks that the time is
Vipe for government investigation
of emigration with a view toward its
control. He deplores the haphazard
methods which at present obtain in
most countries. Thus, for example,
industrial workers often emigrate
and try their fortunes at farming,
adding their own inexperienfcjel to
the difficulties of work under new
conditions in a new country. He also
considers it unwise for persons ac
customed" to a cold or temperate cli
mate to undertake hard physical
labor in a tropical country.
American immigration laws will
in the future, it is believed, restrict
the stream of emigrants from Swed
en.
got it from his bosses of every day
life, who showed they were .good
sports.
His Triumph Threatened
The day of triumph of Mose was
threatened before it was well started
however. After diligently campaign
ing and calling numerous caucuses in
his campaign for speaker of the third
house Mose was “jobbed.” Walt
Gushing, at normal times editor of
the Beach Advance and now chief
clerk of the house, and cunning in
politics, and Ernie Warner, secretary
of the board of administration did
it.
They put a woman—a pretty wo
man—up against Mose. They jobbed
him when they rushed through the
rules of the 1895 session of the third
house which gave the speaker 51
per cent of the power. Mose got 25
votes to his opponent’s eight, but
the speaker declared Mrs. Florence
Wallace elected. Mose was crest
fallen. His face dropped and he
crouched down in his sent. Mri.
Wallace ascended the rostrum —and
then did the gracious thing. She
resigned and asked the third house
to unanimously elect Mose. The
house could not refuse her request.
Mose brightened, a smile spread fror.i
ear to ear, and Mose was so eager
to get to the speaker’s chair that he
met the oncoming escort of lady
stenographers with open arms,
kl? Job, Says Mose.
“You’re here to see the first and
second house pass good laws,” de
(Continued on i’age 2)
LOMAS STORE
HERE IS SOLO
TO NEW FIRM
Sorenson Brothers of Belfield
And C. E. Yetter Take
Over Business
Sale of the Lomas Hardware Com
pany to Sorenson Brothers of Bel
field and C. E. Vettel of Bismarck,
consummated sometime ago, was for
mally announced today by the par
ties involved.
The store is closed pending Inven
tory and alterations, and will be
opened again about January 20. Wal
ter Lomas, proprietor of the Lomas
Hardware company, will continue the
mine explosive business which, with
the development of the lignite in
dustry has come to be a big business
and which he has conducted in con
nection with the hardware store on
Main street. *i
The store will be in charge of A. C.
Sorenson, who comes here with the
best of recommendations as an ex
perienced hardware man and who
will, it is announced, £!ve the peo
ple of Bismarck and vicinity the best
service possible.
Sorenson Brothers have been in
the hardware in Belfield for the last
15 years and were recognized as
having one of the best hardware
firms in western North Dakota. C. E.
Vettel of Bismarck, associated in the
new store, has been a resident of
Bismarck for 17 years. He came here
in 1906 and entered the French and
Welch Hardware Co., where he re
mained until 1913 at which time he
accepted a position with the Mar
shall-Wells Hardware Company of
Duluth, Minn., as traveling repre
sentative in this district.
Mr. Lomas stated that he wished
to extend to the people of Bismarck
and vicinity his appreciation for the
generous patronage extended his
company in the past few years and
to bespeak for his successors the
same pleasant relations.
NO CHANGE IN
SIZE OF ARMY
Washington, Jan. 12.—A stand
ing army of 125,000 enlisted mer
and 12,000 »commissioned officers
the same as authorized last year
is provided for in the army no-
Eropriation bill reported to the
ouse.
Change of Plan
For Packer Control
Washington, Jan. 12.—Import
ant changes in the tentative plans
for the administration of the
Dacker control act are understood
to have been urged by representa
tive of the Big Five packers of
Chicago in conference today with
representatives of the Department
of Agriculture.
PAPER BUES KIDDER FOR
$2,798 ON TAX LIST FEES
Steele, N. D., Jan. 12.—The Kidder
County Farmers Presses* begun an
action to recover-. $2,798.88 from
Kidder county for publication of the
1922 delinquent tax list. The case
will come up at Jamestown on a hear
ing upon an application for a writ of
mandamus. The eounty had allowed
the Prase $1,680. William Langer Is
attorney for the Press,
LAST EDITION
1 PRICE FIVE CENTS
Prepared to
TAKE MORE
GERMAN SOIL
Poincare Warns Chamber Not
To Expect Results
Too Soon
BANKS MOVE RESERVES
England Continues to Con*
demn Movement of
French Troops
STATE OF SEIGE *
Essen, Germany, Jan. 12.
General Degoutte today issued
a proclamation from Duessel
dorf establishing a state of
seige throughout the newly oc
cupied territory.
The German laws, it was
stipulated, would remain in
force.
(By the Associated Press.)
Paris, Jan. 12. —France at last has
a grip upon the “productive guar
antees’’ she has sought from Ger
many and has served notice througl
her premier that she is prepared t
extend her holdings if economic oc
cupation of Essen does not yield sal
isTactory results.
It was understood here today i)
fact that another Ruhr zone woulc*
he subjected to “invisible occupa
tion” within three days.
Premier Poincare in his statement
in the chamber of deputies warnet
the nation not to expect the open
ing of the Ruhr treasure house
would be followed immediately by n
flood of gold. lie asserted it prob
ably would be sometime before th"
control commiss on etforts could be
noticeably productive.
Make Evas ons.
The Ruhr banks. Le Matin says
have followed the example of the
Coal Syndicate, by removing their
securities and most of their deposit.*
It is reported that most of the eve
sions have been foreseen lynd the
measures have been prepared whic
will punish such acts and frustrat
the Germans’ purposo.
If the newspapers reflect publi
opinion yesterday was undoubtcdl
regarded as a red letter day by th
majority of Frenchmen. No mir
givings for France’s stand are nr
ticable except among the radicc
critics of the government who do nc
believe that the firm policy'of R'
Poincare can have beneficial
The stock markets, are nowhere a*
fected unfavorably and the frar.
shows a tendency to increase i
value.
FRANCE CONDEMNED.
London, Jan. 12. —An unmiatakab
feeling of relief that the first i
hours of France’s Ruhr adventu
passed without a breach of the pea
was evident here today.
Although the French movemei
continued to be widely condemne
and deplored there.is no general d
sire to see Great Britain’s ally ii
voived in conditigps which wou
seriously add to her burdens ar
above all which would lead to bloo
shed.
This attitude is reflected in soi.
of the comments in the nrornii
newspapers which mention with a
proval . ti>e conciliatory tone of Gqi
eral 'Degoutte’s proclamation to ti
Ruhr valley inhabitants.
The newspapers also endorse sue l
indication of British good will 1
France as this government decisio
to allow the, Fiench troops to cros
the British Rh'fie zone.
Although a nlajority of the pres
opposed any operation by Great Brit
ain in the Ruhr and criticizes ane\
what the papers regard as a seriou
French blunder it cannot be ignore*
that there exists f in Great Britain :
strong anti-German sentiment and i
is unquestionable that there woull
be considerable —if
satisfaction if France’s contentioi
that Germany is bluffing about her
inability to pay be proved by the
outcome of events.
ENTRENCHED TOGETHER.
London, Jan. 12.—The serioi
spectacle of {he French and Germa
fighting a common .enemy on
frozen shores on the Baltic is exp*
ed from today’s developments ini
topsy turvy European situation, a
result ofthe Lithuanian adVance i .
<>n Memel.
The troops, composed for the m.
>? Germans and 1 the french trot
entrenched in the outskirts -of t
city, will resist the Lithuanian raui
ers, according to adjrices receiv
here. w
The British government has asso
ciated itself with the Frertdh in pro
testing to Lithuania on the advance
on Memel and a British cruiser h. s
been dispatched Jhither.
/ . •
40,00* RETURN TO WORK.
Essen, Germanv. Jin. IK—The 40
000 employes of the Krupp plant her*-
went fljf work this morning as uan.J.
according to information officfr!l\
supplied to the, French economic iv
sion by German authorities.
Strikers are reposted in Boeh rai.
but the percentage of strikes <-
small, it waf declared.
Thd French hove .moved th«ir c *
posts to Gelsenkirken three »ii»*
northeast of Essen . and to Belvori,
ive miles southssgt •
Colbens. , -t
cossternation, haa dseoOndUd '
the 12W soldiery at theJJl^thUni

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