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Sunday fair with rising tempera
House Must Clean Up Bills
Originating There; and
Senate Likewise
Few Nonpartisans and Inde
pendents Both Break Away
on Important Bills
)£ht n the report of the elec
tions committee of the house
was submitted this afternoon on
S. 11. 23.1 the hill providing for
non-party state election ballots
a motion to indefinitely post
pone the hill lost 54 to 5H with
one absent.
Independent members of the
committee recommended the hill
for passage with amendments.
The Nonpartisan minority of
the committee recommended in
definite postponement with one
exception. The lineup Vas strict
ly on party lines.
The elections committee divid
ed on S. 11. 233, the non-party
state election bill, which may be
reported late today. The ma
jority agreed on a,, petition for
candidacy for a state office in
stead of 10 percent; permitting
designation of party principles
by five words instead of three;
providing that no designation or
statement or principles may be
used authorized by a
state-wide convention with dele
gates from two-thirds of the
counties; permitting the conven-
tions to authorize use of desig
nations or statements of princi
pie by campaign committees;
and legislative dis
trict conventions to ehoose de
signations for candidates.
The house voted in favor of
the minority appropriations com
mittee report of $60,000 to com
plete the main building at the
Dickinson normal.
H. B. 233, providing for aboli
tion of the state highway com
mission, was expected to he
reached o§ the question of final
passage in the house late today.
* The house this morning ac
cepted the unanimous roport to
kill H. B. 192, which re-wrotc
the workmen's compensation law,
providing for a new commission, '
new schedule of rates and pro
viding compensation insurance
should he carried with pYivate
firms instead of by the state
fund. A divided report will be
made on the Rustad bill, to per
mit employers to carry insurance
either in the state fund or with
private companies.
The* state legislature today was
working at top speed to wade
through the mass of bills which
must he disposed of by Wednesday
at 2 p. m.
Under the rules, the senate mu3t
dispose of all senate bills, and the
house likewise of a|l house bills, by
that time. After the fiftieth day the
senate may consider only house bills
and the house may consider only
senate bills.
Another morning session was call
ed today in the effort to clean up
the business. The senate, being a
smaller body, was in better shape.
Lieut.-Goy. Hyland told the senate
he anticipated no trouble in clean
ing up the business of that body.
Late yesterday the senate had but
44 bills in committee and had 50
bills on the calendar for action to
The house had 100 bills which had
not been acted 'uporr.-It took definite
action on 20 bills yesterday but must
increase this record today and Mon
The battle-ground of the legisla
ture in the lust ten days probably
will be in the house, because most
of the important “administration
measures” originated in the senate
and will.be passed there and sent
to the bouse.
Fate is Doubtful
The fate of “administration bills,”
is in doubt. The majority in the
house has been pretty well shot, is
evidenced by splits on important
bills yesterday and the day previ
ous. A defection of onfe or two votes
from either majority or minority
side makes a big difference.
Two Nonpartisans joined Inde
pendents in voting to pay the Bish
op, Brissman audit bill, whtye two
Independents joined the Nonpartt
sans to kill the bill reducing the 3-
, cent haiY tax to 1-cent an acre tax.
Similar defection of Independents
killed the bill to send the pool hall
license funds Back to the city.
/Under /this situation, and with
appropriation bills for the various
state institutions coming up and
members looking forward tq* pro
tecting their own communities in
the way of appropriations, the eco
l nomy program has * hard road.
’ League Tightens
The Nonpartisan opposition to
anything generally called an admin
istration measure has been well so
lidified in the last few days. The
.Nonpartisans have gone at it ham
mer and tongs in their caucuses, and
the. effect has been seen.
On the other hand the defection
among a few Independents has grown
more noticeable, occasioned in party
by sectionalism, and, in the opinion
of some, the “squelching tactics”
used earlier in the session have had
good effect in one or two instances
but an adverse effect in other in
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If you’re planning to get married,
go out to Fort Worth, Tex., and the
Rev. J. Frank Morris, shown here,
will tie the knot free. Ho says it
isn’t in accord with the spirit of
Christ to accept a fee -for perform
ing a marriage ceremony.
Bismarck Trades and Labor
Assembly Takes Action
on Proposition
A resolution supporting the bond
issue fc-r a new west side school
has been adopted by the Bismarck
Trades and Labor Assembly,
wheih also has gone on record as
opposing house bill No. 1615 which
provides for abolition of many
school holidays. The resolutions
‘‘Whereas there is an urgent
nped of a new school house on the
west side of this city.
“For the reasons of the great
distance the small children must
go to the present schools and also
for the reason of the crowded con
dition of ail our present school
And wheeasf the prices of labor
and material aig now at a lower
levfcl than there is any chance of
them going to again for at least
some time to come, there fore the
tax payer will get his' moneys
worth if a new teftool is built this
Therefore be it resolved by The
Bismarck Tiades and Labor As
sembly in regular meeting that we
urge all Union Men and their
friends tc. vote for the issuing of
bonds fer a new West Side School
at the special election to be held
February 20, 1023.
Unanimously adopted February
15, 1023.
Against *ll. B. 163
A resolution protesting against
House Bill 163.
Whereas The Legislative assem
bly of the State of North Dakota
has before it for passage a bill
regulating school holidays known
as House Bill 163 which makes
Labor day a school day;
And whereas Labor Day is a
National holiday established by an
act of congress, and is a holiday
sacred to labor;
And whereas under House Bill
163 the city school term will have
to open on Labor Day the first
Monday in September, and will
thereby deprive the teachers from
observing Labor Day and will keep
children from taking part in La
bors celebration, which they al
ways take a prominent part in.
“And whereas house bill 163
provides that an hour, of school
tirfle shall be given over to exer
cises suitable to such holidays. But
whereas school will be compelled
to open on Labor Day no such ex
ercises suitable to the spirit of
Labor Day can be held, for there
wi'il be no time before hand to plan
such exercises.
“And whereas said house bill
does not respect the one Interna
tional holiday the -tforld has, which
is Armistice Day.
“Therefore be it resolved by the
Bismarck Trades and Labor As
sembly in regular meeting, that we
protest against the passage and
approval of House Bill 163.
Be it fuither resolved that a
copy of this resolution be sent to
the state senate. *
Unanimously adopted February
15, 1923.
v Secretary.
Grand Forks, N. D., Feb. 17.—G.
impson, states attorney of Cavalier
county has returned from Jackson
ville, Fla., where he investigated the
death of arl.fdn Tabert of Munich,
N. D., who died in a Florida lumbet
camp from alleged ill treatment af
ter ne became ill while ptiji out as
a coupty, prisoner to the lumber com
pnayf j
Simpjon said a suit for $50,004
damages had been filed against the
lumber company.
Senate Also Nears Final Vote
on Mill and Elevator
Manager Bill
Majority Report Favoring
Rill to Repeal Guaranty
Fund Act Accepted
The w;jy was cleared in the Nortli
Dakota senate for final vo»e tod .y o.
two of the most important measures
urged by the state administration
These were Senate Hill 277, whica
provides for the liquidation of thy
Noith Dakota Home Bidding asso
ciation under the * direction of the
state industrial commission, and S. H.
dKP, which remove; the control of
the state mill and elevator assoein
t on from the Industrial Commission
and places it in the hands of a non
political board of managers
Doth measures uere reported in to
the si nute on divided reports by the
state affair v committee, the Inde
pendent majority of the committee
recommending the passage of the
bills and the Nonpartisan minority
their indefinite postponement.
In lioth cases the majority reports
were accepted by the senate the vote
being along party lines. There was
practically no debate in either case.
Accept Bank Report.
In the same way the senate accept
ed the repott of the majority mem
hers of the committee on hanks and
banking which recommended for
passage Senate Bill 365, the hill in
troduced by Senat*./• Walter Bond for
the repeal of the state guaranty of
bank deposits effective July 1, 1934.
The vote on this measure was hiso
along party lines. Its companion
bill creating the office of supreme
court commissioner, and giving that
tribunnal original Jurisdiction for the
liquidation of insolvent banks, wj.
accepted for passage on a report of
the same committee.
All of these measures will be on
the calendar for third reading and
final passage today.
Had the Ax Out
At the same timfe the upper house
of the legislature had its ax out dur
ing the yesterday afternoon session,
and ruthlessly slaughtered a number
of measures. One of these was Sen
ate Bill 247, introduced by Senator
Kastgate of Grand Forks, which
would have repealed the present luw
requiring the union label to appear
on state printing. The bill came in
on a divided report from the com
mittee on public printing. Senator
Whitson of Grand*Forks called for >
roll call vote and the bill was killed,
32 to 17.
A good grist of bills was passed
in the course of the afternoon. ’To
the surpirse of many the Tofsruo
bill, providing for a system of farm
storage of grain, and the obtaining
of loans thereon by ( warehouse re
ceipts was passed by a vote of 30 to
17, without any particular fight on
the bill being made by the league
senators, who had formerly favored
a bill along similar lines introduced
•by Senator Hamilton.
Have New Bills.
It was found necessary in the
course of the afternoon to appoint a
committee on delayed bills, as foui
senators asked for the suspension o?
the rules< to permit ttrem to intro
dued measures. This committee wii.
examine the bills in question and
will report to the senate on the ad
visability of permitting their intro
duction. A two-thirds vote of the
senate will be necessary, however, to
obtain permission for the introduc
tion of any measure.
Senator Whitman of Grand Forks
gave notice of his desire to introduc.
a bill for the repeal of the present
state licensing department, or pool
hall inspection law. His bill is very
similar to that which was killed in
the house, but is slightly amended
so that in Senator Whitman’s opin
ion it is likely to pass the house if
it first gets by the senate success
fully. This is one of tjhe bills which
will go hfefore the committee on de
layed bills.
Minot Gets Appropriation.
Consideration of S. B. 70, for an
act creating a new state fair*at
not and a $2,500 annual appropria
tion developed a hot argument over
the values of fairs and the need o\
economy. Senator Lynch started the
fireworks by suggesting that the
proper course for the senate to fol
low would be to eliminate appropria
tions to all the state fairs, Grand
Forks, Fargo and Mandan, not to en
dow a new one. No party lines weve
drawn in the following debate, sen
ators of either faction expressing
themselves for or against the new
fair appropriation. Ettestad, Ham
ilton, Benson, Patteh, all leaguers,
Bond) and others spoke for a “fair
deal” for the northwest corner Of
the state With Levang, Olson, Nathan,
Ward, leaguers, and Page and Lynch,
independents, opposing a new appro
priation. On the /oil call the bill
passed 33 to 14.
Senator Whitman’s bill, originally
drawn to define carnivals and regu
late them, was passed as re-written.
The measure now provides machin
ery, by which officials or various couif
tnunities are able to and are charge !
to enforce the law. It lays special
■tress on games 67 chance, lotteries
and “all skin games” and provides a
SSO to SSOO penalty for operation of
the samfc or for any persons partici
pating in or responsible for any “for
men only shows.”
. Senator Whitmer wanted included
•hula hula, dances” in the prescribed
(Continued on Pag* Three)
Bill Carrying Appropriation
of $12,000 for Bishop,
Rrissman, Passes
Kill Would Have Reduced 3-
Cent Flat Acreage Tax jo
One Cent an Acre
The house of representatives this
ufternoon voted to pay for the audit,
made by Bishop, Brissnian and Com
pany of the state industries which
was the basis of the house invostig.i
tion of 1921. The hill, appropriating
$12,005.15, passed by a vote of 00 to
Sharp debate between Independent
and Nonpartisan league leaders pre
ceded the vote, the debate being cut
short when Rep. Twichell demanded
the previous question and the Inde
pendents joined in the demund.
“This money is to pay for an
audit conducted on a vote of the peo
ple, when they enacted an initiated
law in 1921,” Rep. Twichell said.
“The Nonpartisans) in control re
fused to provide the auditing hoard
with the money to carry out this. A
lot of people contributed money, I
don’t know who they are, and put it
up as a guarantee with Bishop.
Brissnian and Co. that the bill would
he paid. Bishop, Brissnian and Com
pany have never been paid and we
propose to pay them now.
“And I think the audit was worth
the money.”
Rep. Maddock, Nonpartisan, as
serted the whole proceeding was ir
regular; Rep. Pattersdn declared the
audit company had been paid ami
Rep. Vogel declared that “Mr. Twi
chell got himself in a whole afrtl
wants us to pull him out.”
Rep. Twichell retorted to the
thrust by declaring he spent one
hundred dollars of his own money
going after the report during the
1921 session and he didn’t ever ex
pect to get it back, and didn’t want
Clash on Hail Bill
In the second clash of the after
noon session which was prolonged
until 0:45 p. ni. the house killed
Rep. Peters’ bill to reduce the flat
acreage tax for the hail insurance
department revolving fund from
three cents an acre to one cent an
acre. The “clincher” motion was ap
plied, with two Independents joining
the Nonpurtisans to kill the bill.
Rep. Traynor, Ramsey chunky,
pleading for the bill and declaring
lie was a farmer and always expect
ed to be, said that the hail insurance
fund already was large enough and
that with “profit” made on delin
quent taxes and a one-cent tux the
fund soon would be large enough.
The bill, he said, would sae $540,000
taxes a year, and the legislature
ought to effect the economy.
Rep. Maddock, Mountraill, de
clared the farmers wanted a hail in
surance fund big enough to take care
of all losses promptly, and that the
opposition to the three-cent tax
came from those who opposed hail
insurance. •
The vote to indefinitely postpone
was, 64 to 50. On accepting the re
port of the committee of the whole,
a call of the house was demanded
and the final vote was 57 to kill the
bill and 54 against it, with two *b*
To Reconsider Bill
A motion to reconsider and decline
to concur in senate amendments to
house bill No. 8, the city aoning
bill, was carried. The house nad
passed the bill applying to cities of
12,500 or over, the senate amended
to include cities of 6,000 or over,
and in this stute the bill was in
defiintely postponed yesterday.
There had not been much objection
1 6 the bill when it passed the house,
applying only to Fargo and Grand
The house passed H. B. 275, pro
viding the Industrial Commission
may negotiate sale of ysoldier bonus
certificates. The effect of the bill,
American Legion sponsors say, will
be to lay the road open for a deci-.
sion of the Supreme court on any
proposition which may be worked
out providing for the sale of sol
dier bonus warrants.
Among the bills killed was one
proposing to change the name ot
“North Dakota,” by action of thp
delayed bills committee in refusing
to “Dakota,” by action of the delay
ed bills committee in refusing to
permit it to be introduced, and a bill
providing that legislative bills need
be read the first time only by title.
A new bill was introduced bj Rep.
Harrington requiring the Constitu
tions of the United States and state
to be studied in schools and colleges,
American principles taught, and a
test required before graduation.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 17 —The schoon
er Friendship, lumber ladened put
out of Norfolk for New England
ports Was found by a coast wise
cutter. Manning, today noon.
The barge was barely afloat. Re-*,
port by wireless stated, that the sea
was rough but that they hoped to
take the crew of seven off safely.
Washington, Feb. 17 —The resigna
tion of Col. Charles R. Forbes, ns
director of the veterans’ bureau has
ben accepted by President Harding,
effective Feb. 28, it was announced
at the White House.
Some Miners Help the Frau, Others Wreck Traffic
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German miner is shown helping with the week’s wftish. On the right.
German sabotage on the Ruhr ralroads.
Will Help People Prepare for
Filing Federal Income
Tax Returns
With the time near at hand again
for filing federal income tax re
ports, B. E. Hitchcock, deputy col
lector of the Bismarck division, in
ternal revenue department, announ
ces that representatives of the of
fice will be at various points in
Western North Dakota on specified
dates to assist people in making out
Mr. Hitchcdck and I*'. D. Riley of
the local office, and Harold D. Love,
revenue inspector who will especial
ly assist corporations, will com
prise the force.
The dates are as fol
February 15, 10, 17- -Bismarck
February 19 -New Salem; February
20—Hebron; February 21—Glen U!
lin; 19, 20 21 J Bismarck; Harold D.
Love. Rev. Inspector to assist cor
February 19— Tappcn; February
20—-Dawson; February 21—Steele.
February 22 Bismarck; February
23—Wilton; February 24 Bismarck.
February 26-27—Mandan.
February 28 Bismarck.
March 1, 2. 3, 4 Bismarck; March
s—Bismarck; 6—Napoleon; 7—Wffeli
ek; B—Ashley;B—Ashley; 6—Beulah; 7—Halli
day; March 8 Bismarck. March 9,
10, 11. 12, 13, 14. 15—Bismarck;
March 12—Mandan.
Mr. Love will be at Bismarck to
assist corporations filing returns
until March 15th except as specified
Reno, - Nov, Feb. 17.—Nevada war,
back into the* “wet colmun” today the
legislature repealed over the gov
ernor’s veto the existing prohibition
laws. At the same time the legisla
ture passed the Whitney law, adopt
ing the Volstead law as the law of
Nevada, but until the governor signs
it no law will prohibit liquor traffic.
Inheritance Tax '
of $19,000 Is
Paid Stutsman
Jamestown, N. D., Feb. 17. —Inheri-
tance taxes totaling $19,720 were as
sessed upon estates settled ih Stuts
man county probate court during
1922, according to the report of R. G.
McFarland, county judge. Of this
amount, $19,000 was assessed on the
large Trimble estate. During the
year two big estates one of $1,600,-
000 and the other of $1,000,000 came
to the office for settlement.
- Cupid has been less active or suc
cessful in Stutsman county during
the last two years, according to the
report which shows that during 1922,
145 marriage licenses were issued, as
compared with 166 in 1921; 201 in
1920, and 210 in 1919.
Other facts shown by the report
follows: Petitions for administration
and guardianship, 62, as compared
with 58 in 1921 and 70 in 1920. Civil
judgments entered in the court of
increased jurisdiction totaled 325,
whije there were 22 convictions in
criminal cases, the majority of which
were for violation of the prohibition
statutes. More than $3,600 of fines
were assessed in connection with the
prohibition cases.
Insanity hearings totaled 26, with
23 committments, of which 13 were
Stutsman county residents. Six new
mothers’ pensions were granted.
McClusky, N. D., Feb .17. —The wed
ding of William Mehl was suddenly
interrupted when officials appeared,
arrested the bridegroom on a liquor
selling charge, and seized 60 gal
lons of mash and a still, according
to their report. The wedding was
Stockton, Cad if., Feb. 17. William
Gibbs McAdoo made :i plea for world
peace before the chamber of com
merce here. He predicted that an
other World war would Im* waged in
the future, in which American sol
diers would be fighting in Europe.
Jamestown, N. D., Feb. 17.—The
body of Mrs. .Jules Hagenson, wh.-
was frozen to death in the blizzard
early Tuesday morning ais she ami
her husband were returning from a
dance at the home of her parents
the night before was found this
morning. Between forty and fifty
men went out with teams this morn
ing to search the Spiritwood district,
where rs. Hagenson had been leTt
by tier husband hanked in blankets
and snow after she had died of ex
haustion and freezing.
Shortl? after 10 o’clock this
morning the body was found in a
deep snow 1 bl> mile north of Spir
itwood and from her home which
she and her husband attempted to
reach during Tuesday’s storm. The
body was found by Arthur Knnuf,
with a party from Jamestown.
• Thirty-six Jamestown men went ta
Spiritwood this morning to assist in
the search. The body was laying
partly on the side, wiht the limbs
crumpled up, indicating thcA woman
had died before freezing. The body
was lying on top of the deep snow,
but scarcely covered.
It was tuken to Spiritwood to
nwait funeral arrangements.
$17,000 IN
Cincinnati, Feb. 17. —Discovery of
$17,000 of bonds, part of $265,000
stolen in a holdup of bandits of the
Hamilton County bank on Walnut
Hills in his city last September
and SBO,OOO in Federal bank curren
cy in the holdup of the Denver piilit
robbery was revealed today by fed
eral officers and private detectives.
i The Weather 1
For twenty-four hours ending at
noon today:
Temperature at 7 a. m. —2
Temperature at noon 8
Highest yesterday
Lowest yesterday
Lowest last night
Precipitation ....
Highest wind velocity
For Bismarck and vicinity: Fair
tonight; Sunday fair with rising
For North Dakota: Fair tonight;
colder southeast portion. Sunday
fair with rising temperature.
Weather Conditions
The pressure is still high over the
Plains States and Rocky Mountain
region and fair, cold weather is gen
eral in all sections except for light
snow in the Great Lakes region and
in the extreme Northwest. Temper
atures have risen slightly in the
northern Plains States and north
ern Rocky Mountain region and only
a few sub-zero temperatures appear
on the map this morning.
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 17.—Court
preliminaries to the trial of the di
vorce action of Wanda Hawley, mo
tion picture actress, agaihst Allen
Burton Hawley, were begun when
Judge Charles Crail of the superior
court signed an order for service by
publication on the husband now in
New York.
Miss Hawley, who charged cruel
ty! isi n,Europe.
■il in these photos. On the loft, :i
Freneli soldiers* arc soon ro]i:«iriiiK
I British Debt Fund Hill (Joes
to Conference After
Washington, Feb. ]7.~The admin
i -tration shipping bill again held th.'
center of attention in the senate
afte rthe passage last night of the
British debt funding bill which now
goes to conference The shipping
measure was restored to its position
as the unfinished business of the
senate by motion of Senator Jones,
Republican, Washington, who has i,
in charge after a move for adjourn
ment bv Senator Robinson, Democrat,
This move was not regarded as a
test of strength on the bill since
a number of senators on both sides
were absent. Senator Robertson
abandoned bis light against Jones’
motion when th clatter assured him
that he did not intend to proceed
with bis [measure last night.
The shipping bill lost its statu-,
as the senate’s unfinished business
Monday after having held its place
.iiice Dec. 11, a parliamentary amend
ment giving the dfbt fuptfipg bill a
clear way. The measure was ac
cepted last night after 7 o'clock.
Little difficulty is expected in cpn
ferencc, the senate's action being re
garded as bringing government ap
proval of the settlement of the $4,
f>04,000 British debt which was not
affected by the amendment adopted.
St. Taul, Feb. 17. —Seventeen per
sons lost their lives in the north-
west as a result of Tuesday’s bliz
zard according to figunrs compiled
here. Six perished in Minnesota,
three in South Dakota, two in North
Dakota and five in Saskatchewan,
Washington, Feb. 17.—-Police and
prohibition enforcement officers to
day launched their second city-wide
clean-up since February 1.
Armed with warrants they began
before noon a series of raids which
reached into every section of the
capital and which rapidly filled up
all available detention space at sev
eral station houses.
Elsie Ferguson Among Those
Coming to Auditorium
Although Bismarck people were
disappointed at not seeing Frea
Stone in “Tip Top,” Manager Vesper
man has several good shows comnig
to the Auditorium this spring.
May Robson will be here March
19 in “Mother’s Millions;” Elsie Fer
guson will be here May 19 in “The
Wheel of Life;” Walker
will appear on June 6 in “The Hin
du;” Mclntyre and Heath will bring
their “Red Pepper” company here
June 15, and Leo Detrichstein
appear in “The Purple Mask” on
June 21.
The auditorium management' re
funded over $2,600 on the Fred Stone
show, which was cancelled because
of the storm.
Cadiz, Feb. 17. —The Spanish cruise*
Reina Regente was ordered today to
take Auty, opposite the Canary
Island, where a number of Nomad
tribes are reported in revolt.
Essen Without Police Pro
tection When Guard Is
British Agree to French
Operating Road in Their
Duesseldorf, Feb. 17. - Bomb throw
ing and measures of sabotage occur
led in the Ruhr valley. A bomb was
thrown in a street of Essen near
the Kaiserhof hotel, the French en
gineers headquarters where Chief
Kngineer To.ite, and JO or 40 other
civil engineers lodge. No injuries
Berlin, Feb. 17. Newspaper dis
patches from Essen today stated that
immediately after detention of offi
cers of the prefect of police by tha
French an order was given by the
police president to all stations that
officers cease work and don eiviliatt
clot lies.
( onsequently Essen has been with
out police protection since yesterday
afternoon. ■>
Advices received from Essen today
said one French soldier was shot
dead and another wounded seriously
in a restaurant light Wednesday be
tween French Belgian soldiers
and Essen police.
The fight started when the guests
summoned police after they had been
refused service.
Paris, Feb. 17.—-The British have
agreed to permit the French to oper
ate the railroad betwen Neuss, south
west of Duesseldorf. and Durer, <t«.
miles west of Cologne in the British
zone, for the purpose of assuring
the operation of the supply services
of the army of occupation in the
The British, it was stated officially
had accepted the French proposal to
this effect in principle. The details
would he discussed on the spot be
tween General Dudley, commanding
the British area, and General De
goutte, military governor of the
Essen, Fob. 17. The employees of
the municipal electric works hav«.
decided to cut off Essen's supply of
electricity as a result of the imposi
tion of the fine of five million marks
on Director Buszmann of the local
S. S. McDonald of the Workmen’s
Compensation Bureau has taken ex
ception to a few statements in the
Tribune Friday relative to his ar
rest for alleged violation of the
eight hour law. He claims that he is
not chairman of the compensation
commission and also that he did not
issue warrants for any violations of
the eight hour law in connection witn
the Frazier banquet. His complaints,
he said, covered prior infractions ot
the law.
State’s Attorney Allen when inter
viewed said he did not recall just
what alleged violations of the law
applied to in the case of E. G. Pat
terson. He said, however, that Mc-
Donald had requested a large num
ber of warrants involving Bismarclc
people and that he refused to issue
only a small proportion of the ones
asked. Whether the Frazier banquet
was involved in any of these re
quests Mr. Allen could not say posi
tively. He declared that he merei>
approved a few warrants prepared
for him. ,
House Takes Up
Probe Into Liquor
Washington, Feb. 17. —The Cramp
ton resolution asking for informa
tion regarding the importation of
liquors by foreigw embassies and
legations here was being taken up
in house today.
Grand Forks, N. D., Feb. 17 —Mem-
bers of the state industrial commis
sion have returned to Bismarck after
an inspection of the state mill and
elevAor, examination of the audit
thus far completed, and conference
with contractors with reference to
settlement fir construction.
No settlement yas made at this
meeting as the audit is incomplete.
Auditors will continue their work un
til it is finished when the commis
sion will go over final figures with
an aim to reaching final settlement.
Grand Forks, Feb. 17.—Henry
Nelson of North Wood who waß
found guilty of assault and battery
in connection with the firing of a
gun on ha How e’en ,the charge of
which entered the knee of Hartin
Larsen will be . sentenced at 19
o’clock Saturday morning by Judge
Charles Cooley.

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