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Fair and continued cold tonight.
Thursday not quite so cold.
Warning Sent Out by Weather Bureau May Have Saved
Much Stock But in Spite of This Great Loss Is Possible — i
Northern Pacific Begins to Dig Out of Storm Today to j
Release Passenger Trains. j
Although news is lacking from rural districts it was
feared today in many quarters that passing of the storm
will reveal heavy loss in livestock all over western North
Dakota. The storm is characterized by many as the worst
in 20 years on livestock and on humans compelled to be out
in it, and in spite of the warnings broadcasted over Western
North Dakota in advance of the storm by the Bisrharck
weather bureau, it is considered likely that great numbers
of cattle perished in the Storm.
The storm was abating today, but the wind still was blow
ing at a rat* of 24 miles an hour at 10 o’clock this morning.
Gradual slackening of the wind’s pace and continued de
crease in temperature indicated that before night it would
be fairly quiet and very cold, and work of digging out of
the storm would be fairly under way. It probably will be
30 below zero in Bismarck tonight.
The high point of the storm, which O. W. Roberts,
weather observer, says is the worst in his 17 years experi
ence at the weather bureau here, was reached at 4 o’clock
yesterday afternoon when the wind velocity was 46 miles
an hour, and it was 15 below zero- An hour later the wind
velocity had decreased to 40 miles and the temperature to
16 below. During the night the wind abated graudally. At
8 o’clock this morning the weather bureau officially regis
tered 24 degrees below zero.
It was 28 below at Willist
and the wind velocity 10 miles
it was 16 below and the wind
of the storm was over Lake M
Railroad Ploughs Out
Railroad began digging themselves
out today. Not a train passed
through Bismarck from yesterday
morning, , but it was probable one
or two trains would be moved dur-
ing the day
Three Northern Pacific passenger
trains on the main line —No. 2 due
at 9:35 yesterday morning, No. 8
due about «? p. m. and No. 4 due at
7:33 o’clock last night—all were at
Mandan this morning. No. 4 got to
Mandan about 4 o’clock this morn
ing from the west.
No. 1, due here at 11:30 yester
day morning, was stalled at Wind
sor, this side of Jamestown, No. 7,
due yesterday afternoon, at James
town. Today's No. 1 and No. 3, due
here at 10:30 o’clock last night,
both were reported at Fargo.
Rotary plows were sent out of
Mandan east this morning to open up
the line, and a plow was
out of Jamestown. There were how
ever, several freight trains stalled
between- Bismarck and Jamestown,
some on the main line and some on
sidings, and they must be moved be
fore the passenger trains can get
The Northern Pacific branch line
trains out of Mandan and Soo line
trains were held up. None of the
Soo line trains were caught out of
sttions, however. Soo lino telegraph
reached only as far southeast as
Fredonia. Twin City wires of the
Northern Pacific were down.
School Opened Again
Bismarck was recovering “normal
cy“ today. The public schools were
opep, and the attendance this morn
ing was good, particularly in the
high school. When school was dis
missed yesterday afternoon sleds and
wagons were requisitioned to get
the children home if they had no
other means of transportation. In
many, cases parents came for them.
The girls were quite as brave as the
boys in getting to school, it was re
Way was opened to the state
capjto! today. Practically no employ
es were on duty there yesterday.
The legislature was to convene as
usual today, the house earlier than
it has been meeting.
There were numerous reports of
frozen faces and but reports
do not disclose any very serious
injuries thus far.
The rush of telephone business
continued, many girls remaining on
duty in order to handle the enor
mous rush of business. Three of
the girls suffered frozen faces but
continued working. The girls were
lodged in a downtown hotel last
night by the company, so that they
could be on duty again today.
All hotels were crowded last night
with traveling men and others who
were unable to get home, and many
were seeking, rooms outside ilk order
to accommodate guests'.
“While the present cold wave is
considered bad a temperature of 45
degrees below was reached by the
thermometer Jan. 19, 1916;” declared
Mrs. J. P. Dunn, it speaking of <the
weather. “But the day was quiet
and still,” said Mrs. Dunn, “not a
storm as the present one.”
The Tribune of Jan. 4, 1884, re
ported that the thermometer regis
tered 40 below on that day.
“On New Years day of 1884, we
kept open nouse in. Bismarck," said
Mrs. Dunn. “It was 41 below early
in the morning and never went below
36 degrees all day. There was much
suffering that day,” said Mrs. Dunn,
“and when the capitol was dedicated
Jan. 14, 1886,) it was 36 below all
during night.”
;on this morning at 7 o’clock
i an hour. At the same time
velocity 24 miles. The center
ichigan today.
Many Bills Are Disposed of
By Body in Committee of
the Whole
Nipped Ears and Hands Make
Many Doubt If Energy
Is Justified
Members of the house of repre
sentatives accomplished a great deal
of work yesterday afternoon in
spite of the storm, but stome of tlu
members were rueing the’ experience
bf battling their way to and from
the capitol. The house session, with
72 members present ended about 4:30
p. m. in order to allow members to
board bobsleds for the trip down
town before dark. Some members
walked the entire distance from the
On account of the weather condi
tions which made it impossible for
many of the legislators to reach the
capitol no final action on any meas
ures were taken by the “rump”
session of the house. A number of
committee reports were received
however, and the house sitting as
the committee of the whole argued
out H. B. 141 for strengthening the
farm loan department of Bank of
North Dakota. This measure was
finally reported out for passage on a
strict party vote of 36 to 32 the Non
partisan leaguei members opposing
the bill.
Reasons for the league opposition
were somewhat • vague. They seemed
to be summed up by the idea that
someone was trying .to slip some
thing over on somebody, but just
what nobody knew... (
Walter Maddock and Frank Vogel
objected to a provision in the bill
to protect the state in cases of early
prepayment of loans. There was no
such provision in the federal farm
loan act they said, and it might tend
to frighten away borrowers. .
Rep. of Jamestown who in
troduced the bill pointed out that
the absence of such a provision
might very easily cost he stated a
half million dollars or more, but
still the league members were un
May Not Become Law
Although reported out for passage
there appears to be no possibility
that the measure will become a law
because as it amends the Bank of
North Dakota act which was referred
in 1920 it would require a two-thirds
majority in both the house and sen
ate. There is no chance of its re
ceiving this as the league members
are voting along strict party lines.
The two bill| for the financing of
the state mill and elevator at Grand
Forks were reported, out for passage
today by the house state affairs
committee. They provide for the is
suance of bonds up to one million
dollars for the operation of the
plant. There wks no opposition to
their being recommended for pass-
Vote on “Bismarck Bill”
The house voted in favor of repeal
(Cootlßued on Pegs Throe)
Members on State Affairs
Committee Say They’ll j
Oppose Measure
Against Repeal of This Act—
-10-Hour Day Bill Is
Carried Over
Nonpartisan league members of the
seriate state affairs committee for
mally registered their intention to
block'the appointment of a board ol
managers for the state-owned, state
operated mill and elevator at Grand
Forks if possible, yesterday after
noon. They also took a firm stand
against repeal of the Home Building
Association Act.
When the league members in com
mittee promptly declared their op
position to the Atkins bill No. 380,
providing for appointment of a board
of managers for the Grand Forks
mill, little debate followed. The sen
ator.; frankly agreed the vote would
be along party lines, and a divided
report from the committee will g.»
before the senate.
“We might as well make the, rec
ord.” said Senator Gardiner, Imlu
“I am willing,” remarked Senator
Hamilton, Nonpartisan.
Because a bill taking control of
the mill out of the hands of the In
dustrial Commission would require
two-thirds vote, it was admitted it
could not pass in the face of league
opposition. It hai been pointed out,
however, that (>• majority vote alone
the Industrial Commission might be
empowered under the- old law to se
lect agents whose duties would be
that of a board of .managers.
Divide On Repeal Act,
The league senators also voteu
against Senator Bond’s hill to re
peal the Guaranty Fund Commission
act after 1924. Independent senn
ters on the committee favored the
Lynch bill, No. 277, for liquidation oi
the Home Building association, but
the leaguers were against it.
Senutor Bond, explaining the bill
to repeal the Guaranty Fund act af
ter 1924, said that “My idea is thai
through enactment of the Guaranty
Fund Law we have got the state it',
pretty deep water. The law contem
plated that the state would merely
have supervision of the Guaranty
Fund. But the fact is that many
banks advertised that the state guar
anted their deposits, and the depos
itors believed this. I believe the
state is obligated to pay those de
posits. By providing the Guaranty
Fund act will continue only until
1924 time is given bankers and de
positors to adjust themselves. AM
present liabilities would still rest
against the fund.”
“Until the last eight or ten years
this state was in gqod shape,” said
Senator Eastgate, Grand Forks. “I
am against the state doing this guar
anteeing—if we go ahead like this
its the man who’s willing to stay and
stand the gaff that has got to pay
the bill.”
Senator Olson, Barnes county, re
marked the farmers had had tough
conditions like the banks, and for
the same reasons.
“Just take a look at Rex Willard s
figures down at the agricultural col
lege on what the farmers are mak
ing,” he remarked.
“Yes,” retorted Senator Eastgate,
“and I can take Rex Willard’s way
(Continued on Page Three)
Annual Meeting of Lahr
Motors Co. Dealers May
be Next Week
i The stofm has caused postpone
ment of the annual convention of
Willys-Overland dealers of western
North Dakota and eastern Montana
with the Lahr Motor Sales company,
distributors for the territory. The
convention was scheduled for Thurs
A special representative from the
Willys-Overland factories at Toledo,
0., is on his way to Bismarck, and
j probably is on one of the stalled
drains. Another man coming espe
cially for the meeting had left Chi
cago for Bismarck. One dealer ar
rived in Bismarck, but all others
were held up because of the storm.
The entire party of 65 dealers were
to be guests of the Lahr Motor Sales
Company at the performance of Fred
Stone in “Tip Top” at the Auditori
um tomorrow night. Because of the
postponement W. E. Lmr surrender
ed the tickets to the Auditorium
management. !
If the sppcial representatives con
tinue their journey and can remain
for a few days it is probable the
convention will be held the first of
next week, Mr. Lahr said today.
Is New Panacea to Cure World’s Ills
V!T. } y jy v 11
By lioy Gibbons
NEA Staff Correspondent
Chicago, Feb. 14. evils
can be cured—
Only by getting back to the
spirit of knighthood which reigned
in medieval times!
That’s the belief of a group of
young men and women here and
they’ve formed an organization
called “The Knights of the Holy
Grail” to carry out their ideals.
The expressed purpose of the'iir
ganization is to coax knighthood
back .into flower.
Members are not required to
wear cast-iron haberdashery, tiit
a spear as big as a tree-trunk or
ride about Chicago streets on the
conventional milk-white steed.
But they are required to prac
tice chivalry, develop a spirit of
honor and substitute virtue for
primitive impulses and passions.
Double Standard Dragon
The chief dragon the organiza
tion will seek to impale on its
good sword will be the double stan
dard of morality. No more of that,
say the “knights” and their ladies.
Mrs. August Timmerman
Passed Away at Early
Hour Today
Mrs. Massina Timmerman, aged 60
years, wife of August Timmerman,
prominent resident of Mandan, died
at 2 o’clock this morning at ntr
home in Mandan of heart disease,
super-induced by excitement caused
by a fire about two blocks from her
Mrs. Timmerman had been a resi
dent on the Slope for 35 years, be
ing a pioneer of the Sims vicinity.
August Timmerman and three chil
dren, Mrs. C. M. Cunningham of
Sims, Miss Mary and John, survive.
Funeral services will be held Fri
day afternoon at the residence.
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb.,44. —Freo
Tremaine, father of the late Mrs.
Alberta Meadows, while driving his
car toward Mexico, where he intend
ed to take up the search for Mrs.
Clara Phillips, the escaped “ham
mer murderous,” convicted slayer of
his daughter, was arrested for
speeding at Santa Ana and his trial
set for Feb. 17.
Mrs. Phillips, according to reports
here is hiding near Mexico City.
Girls working in the Mandan
court house, which is located on
a high hill, did not work yester
day, but braved the wind and
snow today. Most of them don
ned khaki hiking costumes in or
de.r to make the trip.
Grand Forks, Feb. 14. —Convention
North Dakota hardware men to .open
today postponed to Thursday ac
count storm.
Mm. Elizabeth C. Kratzea* lis
director of the organization.
“The spirit of knighthood can
save the world from much woe and
misery,” she says.
“Our organization is growing be
yond measure.
“We plan to put manhood and
womanhood on the same high
moral standard.
“Women will assist in the move
ment by dropping their abandon
ment of precedent and cultivating
moral restraint. Men must take
the knighthood cath to live pure
lives and again to elevate woman
to her former pedestal.
Would Save World
“Without virtuous womanhood
respected by pure manhood there
can be no salvation from the moral
perils now threatening to engulf
the world.”
The “Knights of the Holy Grail”
are said to have been a powerful
behind the present investi
gation of commercialized vice in
The commissioner of health re
quested Mrs. Kratzner to sit in at
round-table discussions of the Chi
cago vice problem.
For twenty-four hours ending at
noon today:
Temperature at 7 a. m
Temperature at 8 a. ni —24
Highest yesterday
Lowest yesterday
Lowest last night
Highest wind velocity
For Bismarck and vicinity: Fair
and continued cold tonight. Thurs
day partly cloudy and not quite so
For North Dakota: Fair and con
tinued cold tonight; colder extreme
east portion. Thursday partly cloudy
and not quite so cold.
Weather Conditions
The cold, high pressure area ex
tends along the eastern slope of the
Rockies this morning and tempera
tures are below zero from the Great
Lakes region to the western slope of
fhe Rockies aqd as far south as Mis
souri and Kansas. Temperatures are
30 degrees or more below zero in
Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Low
over the Great Lakes region, upper
Mississippi Valley and in North Da
kota. High winds prevail from North
Dakota the St. Lawrence Valley.
tion in
Lowest Wind last 24
temp. Velocity hours
last lnch-
Stations night
Bismarck 22 22
30 12 0
0 28 .34
Charles City .-10 24 .08
Calgary —3B calm 0
Denver 6 .. 0
Des Moines .. — 4 12 0
Dodge City :.. 4 12 .01
Edmonton .... —34 .. 0
Huron —l4 18 0
Kansas City .. 10 16 0
6 12
Moorhead ....—18 24 .04
Pr. Albert ....—24 12 .01
Rapid City ... —16 .. 0
St. Paul —l2 44 .88
S. S. Marie ..0 22 .10
Seattle 16 14 .64
Spokane 4 16 .10
Swift Current —36 ' 0
Toledo 14 48 .08
Williston ....—2B I<J .03
Winnetnucca ..10 0
Several Automobiles Are
Burned in Garage Fire;
Buildings Threatened
Several Firemen Suffer Fro
zen Faces or Fingers Wl\ile
Fighting Flames
Fire for the second time in 2:
hours threatened the downtown bus
iiicss district of Mandan last night,
and firemen battled 2(/ below zero
weather and wind to prevent the fire
from spreading.
Fire was discovered last night
about 10 o'clock in the storage hat
tery room of the Mandan Motor com
pony, owned by Kraetzner and Miska.
on Main stret opposite the Northen
Pacific freight depot. It destroyed
this building, a shoe-shop of Joe
Markus, two small buildings, and
threatened the Fleck Motors com
pan.v garage, the Masonic temple and
the Mandan Creamery.
Several automobiles were burned
up. The loss is estimated at from
$25,000 to $30,000.
Three firomen suffered frozen
noses, faces or fingers, and they ha
tied the fire for three hours with bur
two lines of hose. Two hydrants
were frozen up.
A telephone cable was burned, put
ting 150 phones out of commission.
The Mandan Motor company build
ing, a frame building 150 deep orig
inally built for a lumber shed, con
tained several automobiles. A large
stock of tiros, a Case tractor, a $:?,-
000 G. M. C. truck, the Franklin auto
of W. F. Reko, state license inspec
tor; an uutomobile of Jack Agncw
and several other cars were destroy
ed in the fire.
Many Masons rushed to the Masoi*
ic temple, and moved out all of the
Knights Templar and other valuahh
articles, fearing the flames would not
be stopped.
Fire on the pre\'jus night on Main
street, Mandan, caused a loss esti
mated at $20,000 in the Boston cafe
and other buildings.
(By the Associated Press)
Marion, 111., Feb. 14.—The thirl
panel of jurymen was on hand today
in the second trial as a result of the
Herrin massacre. No jurors wei »
definitely accepted either by the
state or the defense yesterday.
Ada, Okla., Feb. 14.-—Former Gov
ernor Robertson stood free today of
charges accepting bribe while in of
fice to permit Okmulgee bank to
operate while insolvent. Judge Hal
Johnson sustained the demurrer.
Sleeping Under Tent During Storms Back in 1872 was Little
Bit Worse, Joseph Dietrich, Says—Storm of Yesterday
Held Worst Since Thanksgiving Day, 1896
Bismarck folk who found the
storm of yesterday mighty tough—
while living in steam heated flat 3
and perhaps traveling downtown in
autos—might turn back for comfort
to Joseph Dietrich’s winter in 1871
and .1872.
He and a companion saw some
bad storms —perhaps as bad as that
of yesterday—and their shelter was
a Small tent big enough to hold two
“We were on the river bank below
old Fort Clark along after Christ
mas in 1872,” recalled Mr. Dietrich.
“We were tired, too tired 1 to put up
our tent. So we went to sleep along
in the evening on the river bank,
with bedding under us and the can
vass laying over us.
“A storm came 1 up “during the
night. Along about 3 o’clock next
afternoon we ‘decided we ought to
get up. We did —and we had to dig
out of about three feet of snow
which was over us.”
Mr. Dietrich said he doubted if
there were any storms where it was
colder than yesterday, but there have
been storms in this vicinity where
there was a lot more snow. He has
been out here since 1869.
One storm he recalled, Thanks
giving day of 1896, there was five
Pr. sengers of N. P. trans-con
tinental trains stalled in Mandan
were enjoying themselves at the
expense of the railroad company.
Free feeds were furnished on
the Pullmans, and passengers
whiled away their time on the
trains or visited places in the
city. While N<>. 2, due there at
9 o’clock ye derday morning and
No. 4, due there at 7:30 o’clock
last night, were in the Mandan
No. 4 reached there early
this morning.
No. 7. n''local train, will not
continue its journey east, hut
turn around and go back to Glen
dive today.
Several Ringleaders in Out
break at Gelsenkirchen
Are Being Held
Telephone Girls in Duessel
dorf Join in Strike
Against Occupation
(By the Associated Press)
Duesseldorf, Feb. 14.—A
fine of one hundred million
marks "as levied on Gelsen
kirchen as a result of the
clash between French and
German soldiers on Monday
which resulted in casualties.
It is due to be paid today.
The French hold several of
the ringleaders in the out
Resistance to the French
continues. Telephone girls
here have struck, refusing to
work under'Trench rule, and
the service is crippled. Ex
pulsion of German function
aries continued and was ex
tended to include the town of
Gelsenkirchen reported as refus
ing to pay a fine of hundred million
Washington, Feb. 14.—An agree
ment ol senate party leaders on
British debt reported reached would
strike out house provision authoriz
ing president to approve similar
settlements with other debtor na
tions and would substitute amend
ment of Senator Robinson, Arkan
sas, that future proposals be sub
mitted to Congress.
Marseilles, Feb. 14.—Smyrna Har-
bor is thoroughly laid with mines
extending far out to sea according to
reports reaching here. Forts and
ships enter on own responsibility.
times as much snow as yesterday,
he said, but it probably wasn’t as
cold. The storm of yesterday, he
said, was the worst he had seen in
many years.
“It was a little bit different in
the old days from living in a steam
heated flat,” he said.
“Do you remember a worse storm
than that of yesterday?” W. A. Fal
coner was asked.
“Yes” he replied, “but it was a
good many years ago.”
The storm referred to, he believ
ed, was the Thanksgiving Day storm
of 1896.
“Snow was piled half as high on
Main street as the Dakota block (a
three-story building at Second and
Main) and after the storm passed
a lot of people climbed on the snow
were photographed,” he,, said.
That storm also came up during
the night, he said. The storm was
so bad one could not see across the
street, and after a day of wind and
snow the wind died out, leaving the
weather clear and cold.
Mr. Falconer recalled that in the
northern part of the state a family
perished in the storm. Ond one farm
six miles north of the city, he said,
a herd of cattle was driven before
the stprm and’ crowded against a
wire fence. All perished.
No State in Union to be 1m
mune from Cold Wave with
Exception of Florida
Wire Communication Also Is
Badly Crippled Through
out the West
(By the Associated Press)
Regina, Feb. 14.—Two dead
and five injured and a prob
able heavy loss of livestock
was the indirect toll of tht
blizzard in Saskatchewan yes
terday. The dead, Mrs. W.
Shannon 64, and R- Stirret, 8,
burned to death at Richard
son. Others injured in pas
senger train crash at Land
Chicago, Feb.. 14. The
cold wave which originated
in the Northwest is genera -
over most of the country and
is still increasing in intensity
today.. It is spreading rapid
ly over the upper Mississippi
valley and the plains state#
The forceast Is that Jh<
eastern half of the couitrj
will be enveloped in the storn
by tomorrow. No state b
immune from its effects, ex
cept possibly Florida.
Trains were stalled b\
drifts generally in the w'csf
and transportation was de
moralized. Wire communcia
tion was crippled.
The temperatures reported
here varied from four to 32
degrees in the west. It was
32 below at Lewiston, Mon
The heaviest snow in the
history of the Pacific Coast
was reported from the Pacific
Northwest and upper Cali
fornia coast points. Traction
service between Portland,
Ore., and Seattle was discon
At Spokane, George Hartz,
just released from a six
months’ jail sentence, ap
peared on the streets in a
straw hat, the only hat he had
when he went to jail and th<
only hat he had when 1-
came out.
St. Paul, Feb. 14.—0 n Great N<
them not a wheel turned last nig'
between here and Williston. Of!
cials considered traffic unsafe. Co
cern felt in small northwest towi
because of lack of fuel. How liv
stock suffered in North Dakota
not know-n. Velocity of wind in me
northwest states was fifty miles |
Minneapolis, Feb. 14.—First tra:
west leave this afternoon, Soo, >’
waukee, Great Northern and Nori
ern Pacific with mail, coach tr;
Grand Forks, Feb. 14. —Fifte
below zero here. Street car serv
suspended. •
Fargo, Feb, 14. —Eighteen be!
early. Car service resumed. Tri
service at standstill. Most tra:
held at division points. No prospi
resumption today. Snow plows wo:
ing west from Duluth.
Big Convention Scheduled I<>;
Today Can’t be Held
The convention of the Inter: j
tional Harvester Company, which
was expected to bring scores of do:.
ers to Bismarck today, was postpon 1
indefinitely because only a few dec.
ers could reach the city. Special repre
sentatives of the company, who were
coming for the convention, also we-.-,
marooned at unknown places.
The elaborate program inclu< ! < ■;
meetings during the day and a b..'-
quet tonight.
New York, Fob. 14.—N0 Rum inn
crown jcwols wore found in the cof
fin of Beoman Junes Jones when
exhumed in Brooklyn by (oven -
ment officials today.

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