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THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE [ FINAL EDITION 1
ESTABLISHED 1873 DAWES REPORT WINNING APPROVAL SOLDIER BONUS AND TAX BILL ' NEARING VOTE Senate Committee to Report ’ Out Bonus Bill Without Delay, It Is Indicated 4 MELLON RATES REMAIN Senate to Discuss Report of Senate Finance Committee With These Rates In Washington, April 10 —The new revenue hill was formally report- X' ed to the Senate today and nlong with it was presented a new Democratic tax plan carry ing an income tax schedule somewhat similar to the Long worth compromise passed by the House and turned down by the Senate finance committee. The Democratic proposal which the sponsors believe will have sup port of the Republican insur gents carriers a 40 percent max imum surtax on incomes in ex cess of $500,000 as compared with the maximum of 25 percent on incomes in excess $500,000 in the' finance committee bill. \ Normal income rates pro posed in the Democratic plan are 2 percent on incomes up to $4,000; 4 percent on incomes between $4,000 and SB,OOO and G percent on incomes above SB,OOO. All heads of families, irrespect ive of the .amount of their in come, would be given the present ■' exemption of $2,500. No other I 'change in the exemptions is pro posed. Washington, April 10.—The sol diers' bonus bill wifs taken up for consideration by the Senate finance committee today with indications that a report of the measure sub stantially as passed by the house would be ordered without delay. Re publicans on the committees agreed io support the bill yvith minor . amendment. t r Meanwhile Chairman Smoot intro duced in the Senate the tax reduc tion bill reported on Tuesday. The bonus bill passed by the House by a vote of 355 to 54 provided for ■ash payments to veterans not en titled to more than SSO in adjusted . ervice credits and for 20-year en dowment life insurance policies to others. It would allow $1 a clay for home ervice and $1.26 a day for overseas ervice with maximums of SSOO and .625 in adjusted service credit, re spectively. The first (50 days of ser vice would not he counted in com- I puting the credits. All enlisted men and women and >fficers up to and including the rank f enptaiji in the Army and Marine dorps und Lieutenant in the Navy would be entitled to benefits of the t>ill. The value of the insurance policies which would be given is cased upon the amount of compen ation due in adjusted service cre >T, .its plus 25 percent. The face value of such policies at the close of the ::0-year period, it was estimated, would be about two and a half times that total. The revenue bill as placed before he Senate today carried the Mellon neome tax rate schedule, the prec ision for a 25 percent reduction in the income taxes of 1923 payable this year, a 25 percent reduction on earn ed income up to SIO,OOO and repeal >r reduction of many of the excise >axes. ' *■ \ In addition to the major changes announced by the finance committee ts made in the House bill, the print 'd copy of the measure showed an .amendment instructing the Commis sioner of Internal Rvenife not only to make public this year the names and addresses of income taxpayers is provided now but to include the amount of tax paid by and the re fund made to each taxpayer. The printed bill also shows that benevolent mutual life insurance -'"y companies had been excluded from exemption from the corporation tax. They had been placed in the exempt class by the House after the bill had been reported by the ways and means committee. DEMOCRAT PLAN GIVEN . Washington, April 10.—A Democra- tic substitute for the Mellon income Cax rates in the administration re* enue revision bill was presented to ) the Senate today by Senator Simmons of North Carolina, ranking Democrat on the finance committee. The rates proposed are substan tially lower in the smaller interne brackets than those approved by the committee and are pbout on a parity with the Longworth compromise which the House approved and the finance committee rejected. ( WARD ELECTED HEAD OF VALLEV CITY COUNTRY CLUB Valley City, April 10.— L. S. Ward was elected president of the Valley City Country club at a meeting Mon day. Others elected were: C. L. Pet erson, vice-president; Fred Jacobson, secretary and Erie Fou)»b, treasurer, W. W. Smith and Robert Anderson w<ra elected directors to serve for two years to succeed themselves, C. F. Mudgett for two years and R. P. Nantz one year. It was unanimously ly decided to engage a golf profes sional to have charge of the links during the coming season. QUEEN OF THE ANTIPODES! jaw v I , f Lotus Thompson, recently proclaimed the prettiest girl in till Aus tralia. litis just arrived in this country. She's going to enter the movies. If you would be beautiful, here’s her recipe: “Shun cigarets and cocktails. Get plenty of out-of-door exercise.” DELAY WITH NO PROTEST HELD NOT TRIAL BAR Supreme Court Declines To Overturn Decision in iWquor Runner’s Case A person who procures postpone ment of lii.s criminal trial beyond two terms while out on bail is not entitled to a discharge under the state statutes providing for prompt trial in criminal eases, the supreme court held today in a decision hand ed down in the ease of Walter Din ger, charged with transportation of liquor. Dinger, convicted in 11*23, appealed from the district court of Renville county, which is affirmed in th<> "de cision. The high court Foil that the defendant was arrested in June, 1921, informed 'against at the Janu ary, 1922, term of court in Renville county, a jury was called hut the case. postponed at the defendant's request, there was no jury term in July, 1922, or January, 1923, and that later the defendant was tried and convicted. * “Where a person accused of crime, who is informed against at the Jan uary, 1922, term of the* district court and is at all times out on bail, pro cures a postponement over that term he is not entitled to a discharge for delay, pursuant to section 11100 C. L. 1913, and section 13, Constitution of North Dakota, merely because no jury is called at the next two terms of court and he is not then given a trial, the accused not having resisted postponement over such terms in any way, asked that a jury be called, demanded a trial, or in any manner indicated a desire for a speedier trial than the state accorded him," says the supreme court in an opinion written by Justice Sveinbjorn John son. DELEGATE LIST SAME Unchanged by Final Canvass ing Board Figures Completion of the tabulation of the official vote in the March 18 primary left but* one change frojn the unofficial figures, that being J. L. Miklethun's nomination as a Re publican presidential elector instead of O. McGrath. Both the Republican and Democratic lists of delegates to the Republican national convention remain unchanged, Delegates to the Republican national convention, and their vote, follow: J. A. Dinnie, 42,- (185; Julia H. Elliott, 43,544; Ida M. Fishes, 45,916; E. G. Larson, 45,760; O. B. Severson, 43,081; O. J. Sorlie, 44,737; Magnus Snowfield, 43,014; B. F. Spalding, 44,401; William Stern, 44,295; B. W. Taylor, 44,447; F. A. Vogel, 42,893; Ralph Ward, 42.- 671; P.*o. Williams, 44,030. Delegates to the Democratic na tional convention, at their u>te, fol lows: John Fisk, .7,285; E. J. Hughes, 7,141; Paul Johnson, 6,470; Anna Marie Leavitt, 6,179; Lillian Lillibridge, 6,226; James H. Murphy, 6,861; D. J. b’Connell, 6,- 748; J. F. T. O’Connor, 8,570. STATE TO SELL $2,000,000 BONDS Two million dollars of rural cre dits bonds will be offered for sale by the Industrial Commission of the state of North Dakota on April 15, at the office of Governor Nestos. Scal ed bids are sought by the Commis sion. REHEARING IN CASE GIVEN Railroad Commission Post pones Rate Slash Order The state railroad commission has postponed the effective date *of a decrease ordered in intrastate grain and grain products rates in the state to July 1, 192-1. because of the filing by the railroads of a petition for rehearing in the case, it was announ ced today. The railroad commission, in an nouncing the carriers’ request for re hearing and rcargument, states that questions have been raised by the defendants which require further consideration. It is probable a hear ing date will be set soon. « « Weather Report | For twenty-four hours ending at noon today. Temperature at 7 a. m 18 Highest yesterday 40 Lowest yesterday 26 Lowest last night 18 Precipitation •. 0 Highest wind velocity 20 WEATHER FORECASTS For Bismarck and vicinity: Cloudy and somewhat unsettled tonight and 'Friday. Not much change in tem perature. For North Dakota: Cloudy and un settled tonight and Friday. Not much change in temperature. GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS High pressure, accompanied by cool weather, prevails over the Plains States. Temperatures were consider ably below freezing in the Dakotas this morning. Slightly higher tem peratures and lower pressure pre vails over the Rocky Mountains, Pre cipitation occurred over the Eastern Great Lakes region and at most places over the northern Rocky Mountain region while elsewhere the weather is generally fair. River stage at 7 a. m. today 8.3 feet; 24 hour change -0.6 feet. North Dakota Corn and Wheat Stations. Amenia 44 14 0 Clo BISMARCK 40 18 0 Clo Bottineau ...: 37 19 0 Cl Bowßells 35 15 0 PC Devils Lake 36 20 0 Clo Dickinson 3*K 21 0 Clo Dunn Center v 38 17 0 Clo Ellendale 42 17 .01 Clo Fessenden 36 18 0 Clo Grand Forks 35 18 0 Clo Jamestown 40 .20 0 Cl Langdon 3i 15 0 PC Larimore 36 26 0 Clo Lisbon . 45 18 0 Clo Minot 51 18 0 PC Napoleon 41 9 .95 Clo Pembina 30 14 0 Clo Williston 36 20 0 Clo Moorhead 40 16 0 Clo PC, partly cloudy; Clo, cloudy; Cl, clear. , i ORRIS W. ROBERTS. Meteorologist. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1924 ONE-CROP ILLS SAME ALL OVER UNITEDSTATES Colonel C. B. Little Sees Same Problem Faced by Califor nia Fruit Growers BAD SCARE THIS YEAR People of This Section Have Reason to be Optimistic, Mr. Little Says The same difficulties beset the one crop industry in every section of the country, these difficulties are more accentuated in some other parts of the nation than in North Dakota, C. B. Little, President of the First Na tional Bank, who has returned from a brief sojourn in California, said here today. Asked concerning the situation agriculturally in the Pacific Coast state, from which reports of drouth apd foot and mouth disease hringing disaster to agricultural interests have emanated, Col. Little said that the lack of rain in Southern Califor nia threw a panic into the fruit glowers some weeks ago. “Any farmer who depends upon one crop is facing possible disaster at all times,” he said. “This is true in California as it is in North Dako ta. The fruit proposition in South ern California is much the same as the wheat problem in North Dakota, except that in the case of the fruit industry it is not so much dependent on a world market, and the lrult growers have an organization so that it is not necessary to dump aL of their product on the market at one time. . , Failure Takes All "But when they have a crop failure everything is gone, and always they are subject to low production and low’ prices. This year the fruit growers in California came near not only losing their crop for this year but also the source of their income, from drouth. They were much wor ried, and had rains not come in March and April at a time when they do not normally come, the orchards would have been lost to many fiuit growers. The fruit grower, too, has a hard proposition the year round, and is always facing the evils of drouth, frost and ravages of insects. “There is nothing to indicate that the farmers in California are any better off than here,’’ Col. Little continued. “In fact, they are not as wejl off.” North Dakota is sound and the Bismarck section right now is the best in the state, in the opinion of Col. Little. “I believe our section is in better shape than any other part of the state, because farmers have diversi fied, credit has been restrained ami farming has been on a better busi ness basis than many other sections,” he said. Many Burleigh county farmers and others, he pointed out, had done mix ed farming for many years, the profit that many made through raising seed corn leading others to adopt the sys tem of farming. Right To Be Optimistic “1 believe that farmers in this sec tion have cause to feel reasonably optimistic,” said Col. Little, He pointed out that the experience of many farmers who had been diver sifying their crops and their risk in this territory for many years was satisfactory, ahd said that farmers who had done this were not suffer ing. He has no faith in legislative cure-alls for the situation. “There will be no trouble for the man who raises feed, corn and cattle, hogs and makes his products ready for the market, and milks cows,” Col. Little said. “He usually will get a good price on the basis of the amount of work necessary to pro duce and the capital invested. The experience of many men in our own territory is sufficient evidence of this.” SIX COUNTIES FOR ECONOMY Seventh Affected by Amend - ment Votes It Down All of the seven counties in the state affected by the constitutional amendment enacted at the March 18 primary providing that in counties of 6,000 population or less the offices of county judge and clerk of court shall be combined except Oliver county voted in favor of the economy move, n study of the election figures re veals ' The counties affected and their vole, yes and no, on the measure, follows: Adams, yes 649; no 404; Billings, yes 351, no 99; Bowman, yes 633, no 446; Golden Valley, yes 572, no 217: Oliver, yes 367, no 426: Sioux, yes 471, no 137; Slope, ves 659, no 355. The total vote in the seven coun ties for the measure was 3,592 and the total vota against 2.083, the ma jority for the amendment being, 'slightly larger, in proportion, in these counties than in counties not affected. The constitutional amend ment was put to a vote by legislative resolution. / MOSES BREAKS OVER METHODS OF COMMITTEE New Hampshire Senator Op poses Senator Wheeler’s Ohio Trip Procedure BROOKHARD SUCCEEDS Go After Daugherty’s Broth ers Books—Other Witnesses Called Before Body Washington, April 10. In execu tivo session today the Senate Daugh erty committee decided’ to speed up its inspection of the books of Mai Daugherty's bank in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Senator Wheeler, the committee prosecutor, will leave for Ohio tonight to begin the work. Senator Moses, Republican, New Hampshire, who was named as a sub committee member to make the Ohio trip with Wheeler vigorously op posed the prosecutor's plan and Inter withdrew from the sub-committee, Chairman Brookhart taking his place. The committee has been seeking for several weeks to get access to the books of the Midland hank of which M. S. Daugherty is president. At first the records were subpoenaed but the bank replied it would be im possible to send them to Washington. Then a special examiner was sent to Washington Courthouse. A contro versy arose as to the scope of the inquiry into the business of the bank, with the result that his inves tigation has been suspended. A sub poena also was issued for M. S. Daugherty but he failed to appear here and contempt proceedings against him have been considered. The committee prosecutor believes the bank books contain evidence con firmatory of certain testimony given in regard to the financial operations of Harry M. Daugherty, Jess Smith and others. The meeting of the committee this morning behind closed doors is said to have developed some heated pass ages among members as to the best method of procedure. WHEELER CASE UP Washington, April 10. Without explaining the purpose the Daugherty investigating committee today heard testimony about a telephqne call by George B. Lockwood, secretary of the Republican national committee, to Great Falls, Montana, where n fed eral grand jury recently returned an indictment against Senator Wheeler, the committee proseeutor. Arthur Lumbdin, an official of the telephone company here, was put on the stand and after a formal protest, was allowed to testify that Lockwood called Blair Cohen at the Rainbow hotel in Grea*t Falls and talked with him for two and one-half minutes. The committee then put on the stand W. J. Burns, head of the secret service of the Department of Justice, and questioned him about the work of the department in investigating the Montana charges against Senator Wheeler. Burns testified that three of his men had worked in Montana on, the Wheeler case. "Who ordered you to send these men out?” Wheeler asked. "Nobody, J sent them out,” said Burns. "The postoffiee department asked for them." Burns also said he had reported to Daugherty that "you (Senator Wheel er) were attorney for the Gordon - Campbell concern” The conversation took place at Daugherty's apartment, Burns said, but added that he "would have to look it up" to see if it was before or after .Daugherty left office as Attor ney-General. The investigation of the Gordon-CampbeJl company was started by "Mr. Cunningham of the postoffice department," the witness said, adding that Cunningham was now en route to Washington. PRE-CANCELLED STAMPS BARRED TO COLLECTORS Pre-caneelled stamps cannot be sold for stamp collectors, according to a bulletin received at the local post office. Many requests have been made by stamp collectors for pre cancelled Harding stamps. . A department letter points out that regulations of the postoffiee department are that pre-cancelled stamps may be sold and used only by persons and concerns to whom they have been furnished by a post master after special authority in each instance has been obtained the department. * Mandan Debaters Meet Bowman Justice Sveinbjorn Johnson, Com missioner of Agriculture and J. A. Kitchen and Alfred Zuger of Bis marck have been chosen and will serve as judges of the Mandan-Bow man high school debate Friday night at Mandan, in the semi-finals of the state contest. The Mandan trio of girl previously defeated Steele and Dickinson, on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence waterway pro ject. They will have the affirmative againat Bowman high here. NEW NAVAL OIL POLICY TO AVOID NEW TEAPOT CASE IS ANNOUNCED Secretary Wilbur. Who Succeeded Denby, Will Make No Leases Without Express Authority of Congress, and Then on Competitive Bids. He Announces Washington, April Kb —A new Nav al oil policy designed to safeguard the government against any such leases as those granted under form er Secretary Denby was announced today by Secretary Wilbur. In a letter to Senator Halt of Maine, chairman, of the Senate Naval committee, Mr. Wilbur declared that “no leases or contracts will be made by the Navy department without the personal approval of the Secretary of the Navy.” MINER WHO SHOT HIMSELF DIES OF THE WOUND Thomas Jones, 45, coal miner, who shot himself early yesterday morn ing at his home at Chapin, near Wilton, died lust night about 0:30 o'clock. He had lived during the day with a gaping wound in his side, caused by a charge from a 12-gauge shotgun. His suicide was attributed to financial worries. Jones remained conscious during the day, and show ed great resistive powers, but weak ened gradually during the day. He was brought to a hospital here in the afternoon hut lived only a short time. The body will be taken to Wilton tomorrow and funeral ser vices held there ut a time not yet determined. HUGO STINNES NOTED GERMAN DIES TODAY Industrial Leader Was Said To Be Resigned To His Impending Death RECEIVES SECRETARIES Death Followed Fever Spasms With Which He Was Seized Shortly After Noon Berlin, April 10.—Hugo Stinncs died today, following a condition which was viewed as hopeless this morning following the added com plication of the development of pneumonia. He was said to be con scious and resigned to the end. Herr Stinnes .had been ill in his private apartment before being re* moved to the sanitarium where he was operated on for the removal of gall stones four weeks ago. The progress of his recovery was such that his physicians believed he would be able to leave last week for a southern eilmate but fresh com plications arose which demanded the performing of the second and third operations, the last of which was performed Sunday. Despite the extreme gravity, of his condition, the great industrial lead er persisted in keeping up active con versation with members of his fam ily and the various secretaries who called on him to report on urgent business matters. On Tuesday, he repeatedly inquired for details re garding the Dawes report. Shortly after noon today he was seized by fever spasms, caused by inflammation of the lungs and died shortly afterward. Berlin, April 10.—(By the A. P.) — The condition of Hugo Stinnes was viewed today as hopeless as a result of an added complication in the form of pneumonia. He is said to be con cious and resigned to the impending end. Herr Stinnes had been ill in his private apartment before being re moved to the sanitarium where he was operated on for gall stones four weeks ago. The progress of his re covery was such that his physicians believed he would be able to leave last week for a southern climate but fresh complications set in necessitat ing second and third operations, the last of which was performed Sunday. Despite the gravity of his condition the industrial leader persisted in keeping up active conversation with members of his family and the var ious secretaries who called on him to report on urgent business matters. On Tuesday he repeatedly inquired for details regarding the Dawes re port. Shortly after noon today he was seized by fever spasms caused by in flammation of the lungs. William B. Hale, Journalist, Dies Munich, Bavaria, April 10. —Wil- liam Bayard Hale, American journal ist, and during the earlier years of the Carranza government President Wilson’s unofficial representative in Mexico, is dead here. He was horn in Richmond, Indiana, in 1869. • "No further leases will he male until expressly authorized by Con grc.-,5," he continued, ‘‘unless it ap pears to my satisfaction that such leases are absolutely essential to prevent the draining of oil in the re serves by wells drilled adjacent thereto, and unless it further ap pears that such leases are fully au thorized by act of C ongress and in that event such leases will he made only after competitive bidding.” BRINGING BACK GERMAN MONEY IS PROPOSED Second Reparations Committee Report Deals with “Capital Flight” From There MARK’S FALL IS TRACED Only Way to Prevent Capital Exodus Is Held to be to Check Causes Paris, April 10.—An official .sum mary of tin* report of the second committee of experts follows: PREAMBLE “The committee to consider the means of estimating the amount of German exported capital and of bringing it back to Germany, held .'IK meetings in Paris and Berlin. It adopted the date ol - December 111, 19215, as that to which its estimates relate. It is not possible to fix pre cise figures but the committee has laid down maximum and minimum limits between which the actual amount is to he found. “SECTION I. Method of Work. "(A) While availing themselves of all information, the committee re jected the method of making a de tailed inquiry of bankers and busi ness men throughout the world as to specific and confidential transac tions on the part of Germans. “(B) Instead it adopted the fol lowing method: (1) —The committee estimated the total value of German capital abroad at the outbreak of war. (2) —It estimated the total re duction thereof during the war as a result of adverse trade balance during that period, advances by Ger many to her allies, loss by seques tration of property in Allied and as sociated countries and loss through depreciation in value of securities. G 5) —It estimated the total ascertions to German foreign assets during the war as a result of sales of German 'securities, interest accumulations sale of gold and profits realized from territories occupied by Germany. “(C) The foregoing calculation resulted in an estimate of German foreign holdings at the time of the armistice. “(D) Since that date until Decem ber ill, 192.", methods of increase of foreign holdings have been as fol lows: “(1) Chiefly the direct sale of paper marks and mark bank credits; (2) The sale of goods, real estate, precious metals; (8) Interest on ac cumulations, tourist expenditures, foreign money expended by armies of occupation in Germany; (4) Re mittances from Germans abroad, earnings of transportation companies for transportation of foreign goods, insurance etc. “(E) The cause of decrease sfnee the armistice have been as follows: “(1) Purchase of imported goods. “(2) Cash payments to the Al lies under the treaty of Versailles; (.‘5) German tourists expendi tures; (4) Interest on German se curities held abroad. “(F) In making all computations the committee has not relied on of ficial reports of German imports and exports but has revalued the commo dities on the basis of current world prices at pertinept dates. “(G) The result of all the fore going calculations gives German foreign holdings as of December 31, 1923. Estimated Figures “SECTION 2. Estimated figures “(A) Assets abroad in 1914 be longing to German nations residing in Germany estimated at 28 milli.frd gold marks. “(B) The war period. (1) de preciation of German assets abroad; non-payment of interest due 4na li quidation and sequestration mea sures resulted in a loss of approxi mately 16.1 milliard gold marks. (2) During the war profits and exploita tion of Belgium, Northern France, Poland, Lithuania and Roumania ap proximated 3.7 to 6 milliard gold marks; and the sale of gold and of German securities aggregated ap proximately two milliard gold marks. “(C) Post war period. (1) Princi pal causes of reduction; deficit in German’s trade balance and the meeting of cash payment* to the Al lies under the treaty of Versailles (Continued on pift t) PRICE FIVE CENTS GERMANS AND FRENCHBOTH FAVORABLE Many Berlin Newspapers De clare That Country Ought to Accept Taxing Plan FRENCH VINDICATED? Opinion Seems to be That Poincare Adherents Feel Their Contentions Supported Berlin, April 10. -(By the A. P.) The hulk of the editorial comment printed in Berlin newspapers today inclines in the opinion that the re port of Brigadier-General Dawes’ ex pert. reparations committee consti tutes a basis for negotiations. Only in the isolated instances of the nationalistic organs is opposi tion to the recommendations voiced and even there the familiar cry of “unacceptable'' which lias greeted past plans is wholly lacking. Hugo Stinne.-> Deutsche Allgemcinc Zeitiug declares it behooves the Geiman government to give the re port objective and intensive examin ation. Porwarts says its rejection would he a catastrophic case of stupidity on which the “French imperialists” are unquestionably speculating. “The question which now confronts any German government,” the so cialist organ continues, “is cun it march into the Ruhr and drive out the French. If it cannot then there is only one path to freedom left us and that it indicated in the experts’ reports.’’ FRENCH SEE INDORSEMENT, , „ Paris, April 10.—(By the JT fI)4- • . After twenty-four hours considwa- tion of the two reports of the re parations committees, spokesmen de clared today no official opinion had been formed on the recommendatiors contained in the documents. .Satisfaction was freely expressed, however, that experts had found tes timony to confirm the French evi dence tending to confirm the French attitude regarding Germany. rt is assumed by the officials that the Dawes report justifies what the French have been saying as to these four points: That Germany was allowing her capital to he sent out of the coun try. i That she was practising mad pro digality in her budget. That she was neglecting to impOM proper taxation; Thnt she was extensively develop* ing her entire industrial installation in flagrant contradiction to her con tinued plea of distress. One of the unexpected results of the filing of the report is to end all talk of an approaching entente con ference. It is declared at the foreign office that official circles aro ignor ant of any intention by Premier MacDonald of Great Britain to come to France and are unaware of any tentative suggestions to organize a meeting of the British Premier with Premier Poincare. Meanwhile it is thought probable that the reparations commission will endeavor to draw out the attitude of the German government aim that it will refer the * report to the allied governments only after it had ac quired a clear idea as to whether the Berlin government is ready to accept the experts’ suggestion. BORAH NAMED PROBE HEAD Senators to Inquire Into Wheeler Charges Washington, April 10.—Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho, was named today as ehairnmn of the special Senate committee which will investi gate the circumstances of the indict ment by a Montana grand jury of Senator Wheeler of that state. Other members of the committee are Sena tors McLean of Connecticut and Sterling, South Dakota, Republicans, and Swanson, Virginia, and Caraway, Arkansas, Democrats. N FIREMEN PLAN FOR CONVENTION Lidgerwood, N. D., April 10.—Sev eral committees are already at work making plans for the entertainment and accommodation of the ,1,000 dele gates who are expected to attend the annual convention of the North Da kota Firemen’s association to be held here in June. Local businessmen are working with the local fire department in out* lining plans. Committees named include a gen eral committee, decorating, nteaU, concessions, publicity, finance, enter tainment, reception and lodging and dance. R. F. D. Examination There will be a Civil Serviee exam ination here on April 12 for the po sition of rural mail carrier on route No. 2, south and eaßt of here, to be established on May 1.