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ESTABLISHED 1873 COOLIDGE RAPS SENATE COMMITTEE STATE IS HELD GREAT EMPIRE ,RY DR. COULTER Marvelous Potential Sources of Vyealth in North Dakota > 'Are Cited By Him AN AMERICAN STATE Finds That Percentage of Amercian Born Is High; Reaffirms His Faith Fargo, N. D., April 10. —A xgrent empire of undeveloped resources— agriculture, coal, clay and other sources of wealth —with a total land of 45 million acres, being laig- er than the great state of Missouri, , almost 10 million acres larger than lowa, grenter than Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin, and nearly as large as Ohio and Indiana or New York and Pennsylvania combined—such is the state of North Dakota. The state has a greater land area than all of the New England states put together, and if it hud been one of the eastern group of states might have been carved up into a group of two, three, four or five states instead ■% fcf being the one great empire that ,€t is today. “But land area is not the best measure of North Dakota’s great ness,” declares Dr. John Lee Coul ter, president of the North Dakota Agricultural college, in an article in the current number of College and £tate published at the college. “Land in farms is a better mea- Ayire,” says Dr. Coulter. “Here we * find that North Dakota excels in greater measure than in mere scope of territory, excelling most of the great agricultural states of the na tion. In improved land in farms a till gteater leadership is establish d Improved Much Land “In 1920 the farmers of North Da ota had reduced to nil improved con ation practically twenty-five million : cres of land, which is more than our times the' acreage of improved ■' nd in farms of the six New England i.atcs. “The improved land in farms in orth Dakota is equal to all of the iproved land utilized by the farm '•s of New York and Pennsylvania • >mbined and is greater than the im roved land area of three such slates i California, Washington and Ore ■ in. ’ This last statement will sur i rise many, because living as far st as we dp we think of the states f California, Washington and Ore ■ on as being great empires in I’uCm lves. It must therefore be surpris i g to those who have not made a - udy of North Dakota and her re ( -ureas to find that here farmers h ive more improved land in their rms than the three great Paeiiic slates combined. • “The farms on the Pacific coast •*e small, thus while we in North Dakota have only a little more than ' ">,OOO farms, the three Pacific states . ' ive 284,000 farms or approximately /f liree times as many as we have in iis great empire 'of ours. “Our own state has less than 700,- - 1 irt whereas the three Pacific > ..ast states have five and one hulf 1 iiflion people and New York and '>nnsylvania combined, because of ‘ncir great cities and industrial ac • vities, have a population of 19 mil -1 on. Ours is a great empire of un developed resources, —agricultural, ' <■ ial, clay and other great sources of • ealth. We must patiently look for ward toward the greater utilization < these resources as fast as our •/ i ower and strength permits. No one ( <an gainsay the statement that the >■ ealth is there, but as yet only de veloped to a very limited extent. “Not uncommonly the statement is • iade that North Dakota is a state i ade up largely of foreign born eit ens. This is far from the truth, n examination of the latest Federal voporjt, that of 1920, shows that 615,- 1 )9 of the people in North Dakota • fgre born within the confines of the nited States, while only 131,863 ■f '..ere born in other countries. An American State “Of those who are listed as for ign born, more than 15.000 reported heir birthplace as Canada. Thus it •oust appear that very rapidly this vonderfrl state of ours has become ■trictlyTin American state with four ■ ifths of her people born in thi3, our osn country. “Another contrast might be ‘made concerning the people of North Da kota with other parts of the United States, and that is that North Dako ta is a state almost exclusively made up of white people, there being less than 7,000 Indians, Chinese, Japanese and Negroes, of whom the great ma jority are Indians and therefore may truly be included as .real natives of the great northwest. “The population of North Dakota is rapidly increasing when compari son is made of North Dakota with the United States ns a whole. While there has been during the last five years a period of difficulty, of de pression in agriculture, none-the-lesjs our state is holding its own with mostjpgrts of the country, and, fcith, a reorganized type of farming, there rap be no Question but that it will go forward by leaps and bound*' — both in population and in the devel (Continued on p«g« 8) THEY’LL LOOK AFTER TEAPOT t f . pH JiM-, W • w°m . - ■wjgZ? I --frrjfhrr - . tMfHP i W&f ift * MH v nn| flHk' iffrT ■* fJli® 8» . >?»# im * s . < &sm -m> ißi «. Ig? <*• mm <•*- iM ..ift"..:. v -i \>X*. : * *.-.• A . : . These two men will rule the ’Pea decide whether the government or 1 it. They are Albert E. Wat s (left) dated Oil Company, ami Admiral J* TRADEPAGEANT IS APPLAUDED' BY MANY HERE Riot of Color Greets Large Audience at the Auditorium Last Night for Mardi Gras ENTERTAINMENT VARIED Bismarck’s second annual Mardi (Iras of Trade, staged at the city Au ditoritmi last night, won the applause of a large audience, who saw before them a beautiful display of spiing styles, heard fine music and clever dancing of youngsters, and numerous “stunts’’ arranged by the large num ber of business houses who cooperat ed to make the event a success. The program reflected the exhaustive ef forts of the Business and Profes sional Women's club, which had the entire program and arrangements in charge. The trade carnival opened with a prologue in which a Missouri family was shown arriving in Bismarck in a beautiful new limousine and was much taken by the appearance of the city at first glance, but with the “show me’’ spirit accepted the invi tation of A. F. Bradley, Secretary of the Association of Commerce, who greeted them, to prove to them that they were in the best little rity in the country. The family, the Gre gorys—C. C. Converse, Izabella Cock rane, Mary Cayou and Brennan Briggs Davis—was greeted also by Mayor A. P. Lenhart and were hustl ed in a hotel by George Owens and Harold McDonald asjively bell hops. Mr. Bradley informed them they ar rived at an opportune time —that business men were holding a big trade carnival, and they took seats in a box to witness the pageantry. Eighteen of “MacLeod’s boys’’ in gym s#iits performed stunts for the audience, which won much applause. The main scene of the program was the pageantry of the business firms, which included novel creations rang ing from displays of hats and gowns worn by mannequins to grotesque figures. Excellent dancing - by many small girls in the various features won loud applause from the audience, i and the fun-making events provoked i an equal amount of enthusiasm. ! The whole pageant depicted the J widespread and comprehensive field covered by Bismarck merchants in all lines of endeavor. Those In Stunts The “Y” leaders participating i\ the stunts of “MacLeod’s bays” were: Walter Leroy, Bob Nuessle, Fred Landers, Cord Landers, Norris Fitch-, Harold Fitch, Roy Kelsven, Ike Hol ta, Cecil McCrorie, Ernie Benser, El Watkins. Ray McGettigan, Art Whit temore, Vernon King, Paul Russell, Francis Hillman, Paul Hedstrom, Sty Marquette. The individuals listed in the vari ous presentations were: Willa Nrwton, Marjorie Bailey, Helen Targart, Lillian Rigier, Bever ly Jensen, John Mullin, Betty Mullin, Mrs. .1. D. Thomas, Mrs. G. R. Thomp son, Emma Hattlcstad, Louise Berndt, Jackie Bankston, Christine Huber, Robert Kling, Wynkcop, Odessa Soliipfer, Ida Iverson, Edith Bolton, Edlin Cedergren, Audrey Rohrer, Zona Hoffman, Mrs. A. C. Sakariassen, Mrs. Gertrude Hegge, Mrs. Elizabeth Toppins, Emma Sch munk, Phyllis Yochim, Eugene H. Hendrickson, Robert F. Hendrickson, Mrs. W. J. Targart, Mary Bankslon, Peggie Bankston, Jackie Bankston, Jean Bankston, Mabel Bashara, Myra Burbage. Ruth Clausen, Rhoda Clau sen, Mildred Boyd, Mary Cayou, Agnes Nielson, Bertha Hanson, Al bert Cook, ElctfMMT Cook, Elsie Mae (Continuea on page 3) ipot Dome oil grant until the court Harry Sinclair’s company is to hav i, representing the Sinclair Consoli iseph Strauss, the receivers. ELECTED TO FELLOWSHIP Franzo H. Crawford, son of Mr. and-Mrs. L. F. Crawford of this city, a former student of the University of North Dakota, Rhodes scholar and now an instructor in chemistry in Northwestern University, has oeen appointed to a fellowship in Harvard University for next year. IMMIGRATION AGREEMENT IS STATED AGAIN Secretary Hughes and Jap anese Ambassador Reduce It To Writing OPPOSE MORE CUTS Washington, April 11.—The famous “gentlemen’s agreement’’ under which Japanese immigration into the United States was curtailed has been reduced to concrete terms for the first time in an exchange of cor respondence between Secretary Hughes and Ambassador Hanihara. In reaffirming the principle of the "agreement" the Japanese ambassa dor's letter to Secretary Hughes de nied charges by Pacific Const Sen ators that the understanding has not been observed scrupulously. It was asserted that Japan is willing to continue the arrangement in force, with full promise of its observance, but would Ipok with serious doubts upon proposals,;for a irtore 1 drastic exclusion provision. The ambassador expressed hope that full consideration would be given to the "grave consequences’’ which the proposed exclusion clauses in the immigration* bill would bring "on otherwise happy.and beneficial relations between the two nations." WEATHER REPORT For twenty-four hours ending at noon today. Temperature at 7 a. m 30 Highest yesterday 37 Lowest yesterday Lowest last night ... Highest wind velocity WEATHER FORECASTS For Bismarck and vicinity: Snow tonight. Saturday partly cloudy. For North Dakota: Snow tonight; colder northwest portion. Satuiday partly cloudy. GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS A low pressure area is centered over the Southwest this- morning and precipitation occurred at almost all stations over the borthern Reeky Mountain region. Scattered snow flurries also occurred over the North Central Stated The high pres sure area covering the upper Great Lakes region and upper Mississippi Valley is accompanied by cool weath er over those regions. Temperatures have risen in the Dakotas. Else where temperature changes have been slight. North Dakota Corn and Wheat , Stations. Amenia 38 7 0 Cl BISMARCK 37 28 0 Clo Bowbells 39 12 .12 Clo Devils Lake 34 18 .02 Sno Dickinson 32 28 .05 Clo Dunn Center 33 23 0 Clo Ellendalc 36 24 .01 Fo Fessenden 42 18 .fl 2 Sno Grqnd Forks 30 15 0 Clo Jamestown 38 19 0 Clo Langdon 26 15 0 Sno Larimore 35 15 0 Clo Lisbon 38 22 0 Cl Minot 39 18 0 Clo Napoleon 38 19 0 Clo Pembina 28 10 0 Clo Williston 36 26 0 Clo Moorhead *. 34 14 0 PC Cl, clear; Clo, cloudy; Sno, snow; Fo, foggy; PC, part cloudy. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1924 CONVENTION OF DEMOCRATS IS CALLEDTODAY State Gathering to be in Jamestown on April 29, Campbell Announces TO NAME A TICKET Chairman Elected by Valley City Meeting Announces Purpose of Gathering Minot, N. I)., April 11.—A call for a state-wide Democratic con ference and a meeting of the state central committee to he held in Fargo on April 25 at ’ll a. m. “to indorse a complete Democratic state ticket and to make plans for the June primary election" was issued here today under the signatures of G. &. Wooledge of Minot as chairman of the state central committee and Arthur S. Miller of Fargo, secretary. The call issued here today in dicates that the strife within the Democratic party in the state which was prevalent previous to the recent presidential primary has not subsided, inasmuch as dispatches received here today from Bismarck and Mandan state that .1. E. Campbell, elected as chairman of the state central committee at the Valley City meeting of Democrats, also has issued a call for a convention to he held at Jamestown on April 29. Agreement has been reached among some of the leaders of both factions of the Democratic party which con tended at the polls on March 18 for the* convening of a State convention in Jamestown on Anril 29. it. was said by party leaders here today. James E. Campbell of Mandan, elected chairman of the State Com mittee at the Valley City meeting be fore the primary election, was to confer with Democrats of his own and the so-called Wooledge faction today, on the subject. A full state ticket will be indors ed by the Democrats in the conven tion April 29, Mr. Campbell said in Mandan this afternoon, after an nouncing definitely that the call is going out today. He will issue a call for county conventions and provided for one del egate-at-large for each county and one delegate for each 200 Democratic votes cast at the last election. Mr. Campbell said that the Demo crats were opposed to further fusion with Republicans, according to a statement in Mandan, and a full ticket would be named. SUPREME COURT JUDGE Many local political, leaders have expressed surprise that Burleigh F. Spalding, chairman of the “Real Re publican” state committee which is sued a call for the Jamestown con vention, included in the offices for which candidates are to be indorsed, the office of supreme court judge. There is much opposition to bring ing the judgeship into politics through indorsement of u candidate for the position. No candidate was indorsed by the league for the one vacant place on the supreme bench, and many feel the Independents should do likewise. There is some speculation as to whether there is any connection between Spalding's inclusion of this office and his re puted desire for a seat on the su preme bench again. FOR DISTRICT JUDGE A lively fight for district judge west of the river impends. District Judges H. L. Berry, Thomas Pugh and F. B. Lembke are candidates for reelection. E. S. Johnson of Self ridge recently announced himself as a candidate. Charles Simon of New England, now assistant attorney-gen eral. said today he would enter the contest. Mr. Simon has practiced law in New England for many years, and is still mayor of tire town although holding a position as assistant at torney-general, his resignation for this place being declined. Six can didates for the judgeship will be nominated in June for the fall elec tion. v FOR COOLIDGE Magnus Snowfield, a LaFollette man elected delegate to the Repub lican national convention, says that he will vote for President Coolidge on the first ballot and that if the race is between .President Coolidge and Senator Johnson he will vote for Coolidge all the time. SHERMANFODND NOT GUILTY Grand Forks, April 11.— Sherman found not guilty and Heaton is sentenced to three and-one-half years by Judge Kneeshaw. CALL ISSUED PROSECUTION OF LAND CASE WAS ORDERED Witness BeTore Daugherty C ommittee Asserts Attor ney-General Acted EXPLAINS HIS ACTIONS Went Into Mailer on Ihe Re quest of the Defendants, Witness Says REFUSE RECORDS Washington Courthouse, O. April 11. —A refusal to produce the records of the Midland. Hunk or to allow their clients to ap pear in person before the Senate Daugherty investigating commit tee was entered today by attor neys for M. S. Daugherty, broth er of the former Attorney-Gener al. The refusu) was final, the at torneys said, and Chairman Brookhart notified them that proceedings charging M. S. Daugherty and his associates with contempt of the Senate would he sought. Washington, April 11. — (By the A. P.) The stay-at-home section of the Daugherty investigation committee went on with its hearing today with Senator Moses, New Hampshire, pre siding in the absence of Chairman Brookhart, and J. J. McGraw, Tulsa, Oklahoma banker, on the witness stand. McGraw said he knew Harry M. Daugherty "very well and also knew the defendants in the Miller Brothers Indian land frauds cases in Oklahoma. McGraw formerly was Republican nationa 1 committeeman from Oklahoma and lie explained his understanding of the political af filiations of the members of the Miller Brothers group. He had a ‘‘geileral knowledge" of Miller's land deals, the witness said, hut had not been consulted by them in the deals nor had he directly financed those deals through his bank. After indict ments were returned the Millers “talked to him and he “always ad vised them to contest " ’the cases. Asked if he knew the report of Pox and Rankin, two investigators who inquired into the case, the wit ness replied: "Oil, no, I don't think I ever met those men." SOUGHT DAUGHERTY One of the Millers, after the Hard ing administration went in, came to him to get Daugherty's attention at tracted to the Cox and Rankin re port. "I saw Attorney-General once or twice in 1921,’ MM!raw said. "We discussed the Cox and Rankin report and I asked him to go into (it." McGraw quoted Daugherty as say ing, "I'm going to prosecute these cases; there is nothing else for me to do." Daugherty also told him, he said, that he \yas thinking of employing a "prominent Democratic lawyer' in the case. McGraw recommended Judge Armstrong of Oklahoma but Daugherty selected former United States Attorney Peck. The witness told of conversations with Senator Harreld, Oklahoma, whose attitude toward the Millers was “very vicious," he said. The Senator told him, he “did not want those hoys to get away v'th all those oil lands down there.” McGraw said. NO OIL THERE The witness said he had told Sena tor Harreld there was "no oil in the -lands" and ithat Senator Harreld went with him to see Daugherty and withdraw any statement he had made to Daugherty indicating that the case involved oil lands. The Millers never "contributed n dollar," McGraw said, to any of his election expenses in Oklahoma. He was defeated for reelection as nation al committeeman by the late Jake Hamon. He said he had never heard stories of extraordinary expenditures by Hamon in the Harding campaign until they came up before the Senate investigating committee. DAUGHERTY ON TRAIN Columbus, 0., April 11.—Senators Wheeler and Brookhart of the Daugherty investigating committee arrived here at 10:00 o’clock this morning and left inniiediately for Washington Courthouse by automo bile. Harry M. Daugherty, former Attorney-General, who came to Ohio on the same car with Senators Wheeler and Brookhart left the par ty when the train arrived here, an nounced that he intended to call on friends ir Columbus. His presence on the same train, he said, was mere ly a coincidence. The former Attorney-General, al though not announcing his plans, was expected to drive to Washington Courthouse, his former home, later in the day. FIDDLES IN JAIL Bakersfield, Calif., April 11. — Eleanor Walling, 20-year-old bandit suspect, is not lonely any more in her cell in Mttnty jail, for she has her violin. Jail attendants and other inmates attest to the fact that the girl is a real artist. She is said to have toured the country as a vaude ville violinist. A morning rainbow is regarded as a sign of rain; an evening rainbow, of fair weather. REPARATION COMMISSION GIVE APPROVAL TO DAWES BODY REPORT Ap|)t’ov:il ('outfit ioifbl Upon Acceptance by Germany of Flan —Will Hear German Representatives on April 17 Paris, April 11.—(By the A. P.)-~ Tin* reparation commission today of ficially approved the formal report submitted t» il Wednesday by the expert committee on German repara tions. The recommendation of the repar ation commission is that the report be approved conditional on its ac ceptance by Germany. The commis sion was unanimous ill legislating its approval. MISSOURI IS NOW FALLING The Missouri river, which rose steadily for several days following the ice break-up, is now falling. The river stage at 7 o'clock this morning was 8 feet, and had fallen three tenths of a foot in the last 24 hours. No floods have been reported at any points and danger of floods from the ice run-out is past. HUNDREDSSAID IN WANT FROM RIVER FLOODS Chicago Division of Red Cross Sends Representative to Investigate HOUSES WASHED AWAY? Chicago, April 11. A call for help for flood sufferers, declaring hun dreds of families are in want and hundreds of thousands of dollars damage already has been caused by waters of the Belle Fourelie river was received today from Belle Fourelie, Soutli Dakota, by the cen tral division of the American Red Cross and a relief worker i* on the way. The flood is in Butte county, South Dakota, and houses, furniture and other personal property have been curried away by the flood. An appeal for financial assistance and relief workers was made. The flood begun April t! but is as sumed by Rcfd Cross officials to have become worse in view of the telc grums received today. No loss of life was mentioned. WATERS RECEDE St. Paul, April 11. —Belated tele graph reports received here today from Belle Fourche, Soutli Dakota, today said the flood waters of the Belle Fourche river receded several feet yesterday and that reports from upstream did not indicate a further rise. DEBATEFUTURE OF H. STINNES BIG INTERESTS Administration of Wide- Spread Interests Will De volve on Two Sons Berlin, April 11, —(By the A. P.) — Germany’s “strong man” of industry is gone with the passing of Hugo Stinnes and speculation is rife today as to the ultimate effect of his death on the internal situation and in re parations settlements. Next to the loss of his leadership over the industrial group which wields such important influence in the determination of the German re parations policy interest centers in the policy to be followed with regard to his manifold business interests, the main details of which were al ways a matter of personal concern with him and which he continued to supervise until the last. The administration of these inter ests will devolve on his sons, Edmund and Hugo Jr., both of whom have been in close touch with their fath er’s enterprises during the past five years. PROTECTION OF ANTELOPE SOUGHT BY SPORTSMEN IN WESTERN N. DAK. Protection of herds of antelope in western North Dakota is agitating sportsmen of the section, who want : to see the ’remnants of great bands of the fleet animals preserved. Dr. H. L. Rice of Beach, member of the state fish and game commission, is j amotig those agitating protection of • the antelope. “There is a hand of 100 antelope! in Golden Valjey county near Square Top Butte,” said Dr. Rice. “There are some herds both north and south of there. There are only a few hun dred antelope left in the United' States outside of Yellowstone Na tional Park, and the sportsmen of The reparation commission will hear the German representatives re guiding the report April 17. An official declaration by the com mission signed by Louis Barthou, its piosident, accepting tbe experts re port was issued this evening. The unanimous decision of the commis sion, says a Havas Agency state ment, was that the report offered a practicable basis for the settlement of the reparation problem. LEADERS PLAN FOR BATTLE ON INCOME TAXES Party Leaders in Senate Are (iathering Forces For Conflict on Floor NEW IiONUS ESTIMATE Big Life Insurance Company Offers to Underwrite All The Insurance Washington, April 11. Party lead ers in the Senate finance committee wore busy today preparing reports on the tax reducting hill which will bo submitted tomorrow or Monday and will form the basis of the con test expected to begin next week on the floor. The main controversey will center upon the income tax rate. Republi cans of tiie finance committee voted the Mellon rates into the bill and Democrats under’the leadership of Senator Simmons of North Carolina, ranking Democrat on the committee, have advanced a schedule calling for lower normal and higher surtax rates. The committee will resume consid eration of the soldiers' bonus bill tomorrow, with Republicans .support ing the measure adopted by tbe House providing for 20 years endow ment life insurance policies and cash payments to veterans not entitled to more than s"><> in adjusted service credit. Seek Explanations The committee has asked for ex planation for wide variation in the new estimates of the probable cost of this measure by government act uaries. F. B. Brown, Veterans Bu reau actuary, estimated the cost at $2,202,400,420 and Joseph McCoy, government actuary, at $3,631,047,691. In this connection Representative Baraehaeh, New York, a Republican member of the ways and means com mittee which framed the bill made public today a letter from R. V. Car penter, actuary of tho Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, quoting $2,206,233,948 as the amount for which that company would be will ing to underwrite the insurance provided by the measure on the ba sis of the House committc’s figures as to the number of veterans who would be entitled to the insurance policies and their average age. Mr. Carpenter expressed the opin ion that the difference between the government actuaries was largely one of viewpoint. OLIVER COUNTY HAS NO DOCTOR Oliver county has no doctor. The last physician in the county removed from Center several weeks ago, ac cording to information here. A diph theria scare at Sanger sent a state health department sanitary engineer there to investigate. $35,000 TOBACCO BOX London, April 11.—In Caxton Hail, Westminster, reposes what is claim ed to be the most wonderful tobac co box in the world. More than 200 years ago it was bouu\t for four pence. It was then so small it held only three ounces of tobacco. Today it is more than four feet high and is insured for 7000 pounds. The secret of its value is that the original box is now enclosed in six others and each is cased in silver. the western part of the state want the North Dakota Bands preserved. “Some time ago it was reported that the band was being hunted, and the sheriff went out and found blood which apparently was from a wound ed antelope. Every effort will be made to run down anyone found guil ty of shooting an antelope.” Hungarian partridge also are being introduced in western North Dakota. Ten pair will be released irf. Golden Valley county. An equal number have been placed on Apple Creek near Bismarck and the farm of Thomas Hall west of the river. The Hungarian partridge is of the quail family, but twice as large. PRICE FIVE CENTS MESSAGE SENT AFTER LAWYER IS EMPLOYED Jells Members of Internal Revenue Committee to Stick To Constitution MELLON IS ANGERED Secretary of Treasury Hints He Will Quit if Baiting Tactics Continue Washington, April 11. — President Coolidge in a message to the Senate today advised that body to maintain its constitutional and legal rights in conducting investigations. The message, couched in ditcct language, was occasioned by the ac tion of tin* Senate committee investi gating the internal revenue bureau in employing Francis ,1. Money of California, as special prosecutor at tin* instance and at tbe expense of Senator Couz.cn> of Michigan, a Re publican member of the committee. The President supplemented his message with a letter from Secretary Mellon in which the treasury head declared that should “unnecessary interference” with the proper exer cise of bis duty be continued, “neith er l nor any ether man of character can longer take responsibility for the Treasury.” Employment of Honey was declar ed by the President to he in eonfiict with law and a procedure likely to throw tae government into disorder. WALTON CASE ARGUEDBEFORE HIGHEST COURT Former Oklahoma Governor’s Counsel Make an Effort , To Delay Case Washington, April II One of the bitterest fights in the history of Am erican jurisprudenoe was brought in to the supreme court when it reach ed for argument the appeal of former Governor John <’. Walton to set aside his impeachment by the Oklahoma legislature*. The federal district court for western Oklahoma had refused to review the impeach ment proceedings. Today the proceedings of the su preme court were enlivened byran effort by counsel for the former Governor to have consideration of the appeal postponed. Counsel for the Oklahoma House of Representa tives and other defendants opposed the move. The appeal of tlie former Governor was based on the grounds that he had not been given a fair and im partial trial in the impeachment pro ceedings. He alleged that the Ku Klux Klan and other influences dom inated the Oklahoma House in his impeachment and tin- Senate of that state in his trial. The lower Federal Court refused to take jurisdiction.** SEEK U. S. ROAD IN SIOUX CO. Proposal Made to Secure Mili tary Road on Reservation Ft. Yates, April 11. —Action has been taken on the part of Sioux county commissioners with the ap proval of the state highway commis sion towards the construction of a government road across the county from north to south which will be a most important unit of the capital to capital Pierre to Bismarck high way. Inasmuch as Sioux county has 7111,000 acres of land of which only 240,000 is owned by white set tlers and subject to tax, the balance being held by the government for the Indians, an effort is being made to have the government bear the main expense of construction Persons in position to be familiar with the project declare there is every probability of the government constructing a “military road" across the reservation for 27 miles. , The road as laid out calls for the construction of two bridges, one over the Cannon Ball river near the Van Solon ranch and the other over the Grande river. TO GRANT DIVORCE At the conclusion of trial of tht divorce case of Julia Wnllenberger against Francis Wallenberger in dis trict court, Judge Jansonius announ ced he would grant a divorce to Mrs. Wallenberger and tahe the matter of custody of their child under ad visement* Both parties live in Steele. SUNFLOWER SEED Hull, England, April 11. —A cargo from Novorossisk of 2000 tons of sunflower seed, said to be the -larg est consignment of this kind ever sent to England from South Russia, has been unloaded at Hull.