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THE -- BISIVL ARCK TRIBUNE Entered at the Postofficfe , Bismarck, N. D., as jSecond Class Matter. m BISMARCK TRIBUNE CO,. - - - Publishers Foreign Representatives G. LOGAN PAYNE COMPANY CHICAGO DETROIT Marquette Bldg. Kresge Bldg. PAYNE, BURNS AND SMITH NEW YORK .... .Fifth Ave. Bldg, MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use or rcpublication of all news dispatches credited to it or mot otherwise entitled in this paper and also the local news pah lished herein. All rights of rcpublication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION. SUBSCRIPTION RATES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Daily by carrier, per year.... .$7.20 Daily by mail, per year (in Bismarck) 7.20 Daily by mail, per year (in state outside Bismarck). . f .. 5.00 Daily by mail, outside of North Dakota , 6.00 TIIE STATE’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER (Established 1873) WATCH YOUR ASSESSMENTS Now is the time for every taxpayer in Bismarck to be v gilant in the matter of the assessment upon which he will pay taxes next year. The City Commission is sitting as a Board of Equalization and it is up to every taxpayer to see just what figure his personal and real property is assessed at and if he believes there is any adjustment necessary, he should make himself heard before this board. Don’t wait for a notice. In some instances it is not necessary to send a notice. Probably the best service the Association of Commerce could give the taxpayers of Bismarck would be to name three men well acquainted with real estate values and the cost of structures to act in conjunction with the? City Commission no that all discriminations may be wiped out arid real scien tific valuations established. It is hard for the members of the City Commission to determine values alone in the short time alloted before the tax rolls are turned over to other authorities. They should have the utmost cooperation of the taxpayers. In the past there has been considerable criticism that conic places are assessed far below the average established for such places while others are too high. Whatever is done in the way of securing the cooperation of the Association of Commerce or some other civic body, it behooves the individual taxpayer to go to the City Hall and see what kind of an assessment has been made in his case, compare it with adjoining or like property and if there is an error, the proper corrections can be made, for it will be harder to adjust the matter later. Now is the time to act in the interests of a fair and just assessment of property for Bismarck. Drug traffic spreads. It’s a thousand times greater men ace than bootleg liquor. This country of ours is using 36 grains of opium a year for every man, woman and child. TVrty-six grains of opium, in the form of morphine, is f n :ugh to keep a man under the influence of an opiate for 1 2.) c’-iys. These are official police figures. The only real remedy is education concerning the perils < f narcotics. Same with prohibition it’s nine-tenths a matter of education, of thirst rather than quencher. Main reason for the breakdown of prohibition is the vanishing of educational campaign against evils of alcohol. A long dry spell, with people praying for rain, is pre dicted by the aged weather prophet, George B. M. Potter of Middletown, N. Y. He says the weather is more upset and out of gear than he can remember for 88 years back. A few scientists think the earth is getting ready for an other Ice Age, with the glaciers to creep down from the north. The majority claims we’re simply having a freak weather cycle that comes about every 123 years. Something, how ever, is very definitely wrong with our master, the sun, which rules us in nine-tenths of our activities. Do you play the market? In one month nearly 14 million r hares of stock change hands on the New York Stock Ex change. A big figure, yes. But it’s over 11 million shares !< S 3 than in the same month, May, of last year—and nearly 18 million shares less than in May, 1922. The public is in' a cautious mood, taking few chances. That’s a healthy condition, will help restore business to nor mal. When money doesn’t flow into speculation, it does flow into sure things—production. More than 1750 million dollars is stolen every year from ihe American people, says the district attorney of New York. He doesn’t include theft by violence, such as holdups. His list is 150 millions stolen by commercial frauds, 600 millions through fraudulent insurance claims and 1000 millions through worthless securities. Experts say the total of all thefts is over 300 million dollars a year—or roughly $1 out of every sls earned by the people in salaries and wages. Napoleon’s early ambition was to be a writer. Short stories in ;his handwriting are pronounced authentic by experts. Later he chose the sword instead of the pen. And his career proves that the pen is not always mightier than the rword. It is, in peace. Hut, so far, the pen is not mighty mough to keep the sword sheathed. And it will not be as long as patriotism is intensified into a form of insanity. CHANCE - For every passenger killed, the railroads carry over 13 million passengers a year safely. For each passenger in jured 610,000 are carried safely in a year. It was a different story before the safety first campaigns, started by the Santa Fe. Accidents get the attention. Safety is so common it’s ignored. With our speed and con duction, the marvel is not that we have so many accidents J>Ut that we don’t have more. Especially with autos. ik' BUNK *~ vAn Italian is released from prison in the old country. It’s claimed he* served 54 years for a friend’s crime. A bachelor, fife Sacrificed himself for his friend’s family. Here is applied idealism of a sort rarely encountered out side story books, fiction writers glorify such martyrs. The s’mple truth is that this Italian was foolish. Sentiment is mely sane. • •' . k v. A Seattle milkman was arrested for net putting enough milk in the water before delivering it. DOPE WEATHER GAMBLERS STOLEN NAPOLEON Editorial Review Comments reproduced In this column may or may not express the opinion of The Tribune. They are presented here in order that our readers may have both Bides of Important issues which are being discussed in the press of the «ay. THE NOMINATING SYSTEM The high importance of the power to control or dictate nominations for political office is dwelt upon by Mr. Kent in his recent book, which is so close a study of the workings of a party machine. He attributes lo tfhis power a very large part of the strength of a city boss, ranking the ability to nominate even above that to elect. The boss may now and then lose an election, but if he still retains, and is known to retain, such a hold upon his party organization as will place in his hands the naming of all the important candidates in the next election, his grip may con tinue unbroken. Wc have seen this truth illustrated again and again in New York. The late Boss Murphy frequently suffered disastrous de feats at the polls, but so long as he could go on designating nominations for Judgeships, for Congress, even for the Governorship, he came up smiling after each of the electoral heatings which were expected to break his power. This kind of dose-corporation con trol in national politics long since passed away. No one man, no small group of men, can now decide be forehand who is to be nominated as President. The abolition of the old unit rule in the Republican Party and its partial abandonment by the Democrats have brought about condi tions which may not be satisfactory in all respects, but which, at all events, have made an end of the open and unblushing boss system, as exhibited on the Federal stage. The existing gods of the machine have to be more refined and secretive in their methods. The avowed and even brutal dictation of other days would not he tolerated now. At least this amount of credit must be given to the later forms of the National Con vention. ♦Not even its stoutest defenders, however, could maintain that it is a whplly admirable institution which functions*well. Both at Cleveland and New York this year things were done to make the judicious grieve. A foreign observer planted in a Nat ional Convention to study the ways of the American democracy in action would certainly get some disagree able impressions. He would see the delegates too aften conducting them selves like crazy people or small children. He would see an immense amount of time and energy absolute- Jy wasted. If he were asked to men tion any political organization on >carth which seemed so inefficient, so often absurd, so frequently par alyzed as A National Convention in the United States, he would not know where to find it. The thing is not always so bad as it seems. Behind the silly demon strations, the empty speeches and the enthusiastic marching up hill only to march down again there usually exists a definite purpose and a mtf »- ment of concentration which in the end have their way. Often a happy result leads the public to forget or pardon the most unhappy prelimin aries. Yet something ought to be done to remove the impression of aimless dawdling or insincere and infantile manifestations which almost regularly mark the first days of a National Convention. One conven tion cannot, pf course, bind its suc cessor. But it might recommend a few sensible rules, and get the Nat ional Committee also to urge them, for the purpose of preventing the grosser abuses and the fantastic and futile performances which occur un der the present systems. It might be provided that applau e for any can didate should not be allowed l o ex ceed five minutes. Some of the things which happened in New York last week strongly indicate that the National Convention is in need of being saved from its own professed friends.—New York Times. A June husband tells us she washed the ice and put the stuff out in« the sun to dry. Even hot weather has its lesson. If you don’t want to go where it is hotter start being good. Many a woman watches pork chops on a hot stove while her hus band watches the thermometer on the front porch. Golf will not replace baseball un til you get three strikes. Vacationists are taking to the tall and uncut hair. A hero is a boy with enough mon ey to buy drinks for the crowd. Time it gets cool enough to go to work it is time to go to bed. When you slap a man on the back and he kicks you in the eye you can easily see he is sunburned. Night and day are both fairly good for sleeping purposes, but the very best time is while the baby is asleep. Cantaloupes are fine if you can find a good one. It takes a marriage license to get married on and an auto license to get a date on. ' A man can be happy without a home if he is only staying away from one. As a man doesn’t think so isn’t he. A man who says he is too poor to marry is not in love. “Make the flag stand for some thing,” cry the July Fourth orators: ) 666 W,LUE ' i Airflow Glad SCHOOL'S ouT \ SO WE DON'T ( hafTa woe*. (4 MV v ■ J r-N ITfe r*> V Y" " It \ ife- 4 I [ SI // I -*\v and the rest of the year it stands for anything. An optimist is a man going fish ing. A little sense will hide a of ig norance. ADVENTURE OF THE TWINS HI OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON A queer flower was growing in the magic garden the next night when Johnny Jump Up and the Twins climbed down the rose vine. . It was bright red with long nar row velvet petals and a yellow cen ter. It looked very bright in the moon light. “Why, that’s a Christmas flower,” cried Nancy. “Mother getß a pot of them every Christmas." “Yes, you’re right,” said the little fairy man. “It is a Christmas flow er, but it has another name —a long queer name that I suppose you will forget the minute I tell you. But that doesn’t matter. It is called £o in-set-tia.” “Does it grow up where Saiita Claus lives?” asked• Nick. “No,” said Johnny Jump Up. “It grows in the south. Even further south than we have been on our travels. In fact, it grows in another country altogether, called Mexico. Just then Tommy Titmouse came hopping up. “Say,” he said cross ly. “It that where we’re going to-, .night—to I|exico?” “Yes, sir!” said the little garden fairy. "That’s where we’re going, Tommy.” “Then for the land’s sake,” said Tommy, “why aren’t we moving? That’s some distance to travel be fore sun-up. Where are your tick ets? I can’t take passengers with out tickets.” “That’s so,” said Johnny Jump Up. “I’ll have to find ’out if the Fairy Queen sent them.” “Yes, she did and here they are!” cried another little fairy, suddenly appearing on one of the red velvet blossoms. She was very beautiful, the new little fairy was, and she was dressed in a sort of Spanish dress. She had a high comb in her hair with a lace scarf over it. “Oh, are you a Mexican fairy?” asked Nancy. “Yes!” nodded the tiny creature. “And I hope you will like Mexico.” Before Nancy had time to answer Tommy Titmouse hopped up on a green stem beside her. “Just let me see the tickets,” he said, “and I’ll punch them with my bill. All aboard for Mexico!”’ Away went the three .of them, Nancy and Nick and Johnny Jump Up, on Tommy’s brown back. “Keep on going until you come to the Panama Canal, Tommy,’” said Johnny Jump Up. “Here we are. Stop on top of this mountain.” So TommY stopped and they all looked down at tyie canal, which ia a sort of river through the moun tains. "A few years ago,” said Johnny Jumy Up, “the canal wasn’t here. It was all mountains just like this mountain we are on. The Atlantic ocean was on one side and the Pa cific ocean on the other side of these mountains. “But some men thought they could fix it so the boats could go through. After digging hard for several years with thousands of men, they got enough of the mountain cut away so that the oceans could meet. And that is the Panama Canal.” Johnny talked so much, I’ll have to tell you about the rest of the trip tomorrow. (To Be Continued) (Copyright, 1924, NEA Service;, Inc.) i A Thought ♦ - 1 Faith, without works, is dead.- Jas. 2:2k. Faith is the continuation of rea son.—William Adams. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE “This Freedom” Dusty days that follow in the trail of summer are likely to prove irritating to noses and throats and send people scurrying for sprays of one sort or another. At least this was the case in Any town and Mr. Jones would try many remedies. But, like most people, he was us ing wrong methods. Regular use of nasal douches should be avoided. A congested condition may develop and become chronic, for the mucous Dems Want Platform To Please The Farmers BY HARRY HUNT NEA Service WriteT New York, July 2.—New York is having forced home on its con sciousness the fact that the fighting farmers of the west and middle west mean business. Above all the din and clamor of klan and i<nti-klan, wet and league and anti-league factions at tending the early days of the Dem ocratic convention, the one clear, steady, constant call comes from delegates representing the great ag ricultural states for a platform and a ticket that will win the confidence and support of the men who produce bread and butter that the nation may cat. While the Smith and McAdoo forces battle to emphasize or sub ordinate the klan and prohibition issues to suit their own situations, an increasing body of delegates are wondering how these can be handled to satisfy the country’s demand for economic relief. And it is on the outlook for economic assistance, particularly to agriculture, that the hope of the Democrats in the com ing campaign admittedly rests. In this situation, pending the breakdown of the McAdoo-Smith deadlock, delegates are turning more EVERETT TRUE Sr CO. , r > . '/■ S* FABLES ON HEALTH BEWARE DUST! ■ membrane of the nose objects to watery substances. Only where certain conditions have developed and the advice of a doctor has been given should nose baths be taken regularly. If, however, the nose becomes clogged with dust or dirt in the dry, hot season, a spray may be made from luke-warm water, containing a weak salt solution. But the use of this should not be made a regular practice. Only oc casionally should such a spray be applied. and more to a consideration of what candidates can satisfy this need. Among the “dark horse” possibili ties for the top of the ticket, the quest is for a man who at least un derstands and appreciates the prob lems of the farmer and who might be expected to give it consideration at least equal to that given manu facturing and merchandising. Of the three leading figures in the “dark horse” group—Ralston, Glass and John W. Davis—Ralston and Glass find most favor with the farm contingent. Both have had direct and intimate touch with farm life and farm prob lems. Davis is not so well known west of the Alleghenys and senti ment concerning him is not so well crystallized: Davis sentiment, how ever, has been steadily developing and the West Virginia lawyer must be taken into serious account in any re-shuffling of ballots following a deadlock. • * * The five names with which the agricultural delegates are, chiefly concerned, however, are: David F. Houston, former secre tary of agriculture. Edwin T. Meredith, also ex-secre tary of agriculture. Carl S. Vrooman, farmer and for* BY CONDO WORTH A DOLLAR A.MINUTE How would you like to earn $1 a minute? It would give you an income of about $150,000 a year. A great many Americans make that much and more. The system that permits them to pile up so much wealth is countenanced by the public because every one figures that, as long as the sys tem exists, there is always a chance for him to get into the $150,000-a-year class. We are all millionaires at heart. The millionaire merely represents the common goal. Here's an interesting experiment in psychology. Take almost any man with an income of $t a minute. Let him by accident drop $1 through a sidewalk grating. What will he do? You know. He'll stop, no matter how rushed he is, and try to recover the lost sl. He’ll spend at least $lO worth of time trying to get back that tantalizing $1 that his slipped away from him. J < Many millionaires attend directors' meetings just to gw the $5 goldpiece that is paid for attendance. We smile at the man who wastes $lO of time trying to recover a lost $1; And yet we all do the same thing in principle. 4 We continue to,use worn-out devices long after they be come more expensive than new devices. For instance, many a farmer—rather than buy a new faucet for his oil barrel — uses the leaking old faucet. He collects the drippings in a tin can —but by evaporation loses every few weeks more than the cost of a new faucet. Supposed economy ofttimes is extravagance. No matter how much or how little money we have, our greatest wealth is time. Nature gives Us just so many min utes to spend between birth and death. The precious minutes are ticking away fast. But how many squander their most valuable minutes ? It’s foolish to overwork. Man needs to spend minutes as well as dollars for recreation to keep him balanced and efficient mentally and physically. Few of us, though, spend our spare time as shrewdly as we spend our spare money. Money fortune depends on not being a spendthrift with time, quite as much as on saving money. sB%- LETTER FROM ALICE HAMILTON TO LADY BETTY CARNOVAN MY DEAR BETTY: Sometimes I wish I had never come back, for, Betty dear. I'm not sure that I shall be a loved wife if I stay in America. Since Karl has come back to this country he is very different from what he was over there. I have found that since w* came back and saw my sister, all his old emotions have welled up within him. And she is particularly nasty. Betty, she’s really frown prettier, and, although she is rather plump, it is becoming. She has also developed a strain of independence of her fam ily which is particularly exasperat ing. I told her the other day iin so many words that I. wanted her to give me back the pearls. .Karl wag in the room, and what do you think he said? He said he would not al low me to take them. Of course, two or three days later he gave me another, more gorgeous string than hers, yet ; it made me feel that there was something in the love that he had given to Leslie that he had not given to me. I don’t want to be jealous of\my own sis ter, but sometimes I, cannot help it. Now I must tell you the most thrilling and exciting part of the whole business. Leslie has never told her husband that those pearls are real or that Karl gave them to her through me. You know she found this out while we were in Eu rope through breaking them and having.them reset. But back of all this there is some mystery which I am sure that Karl knows. I am go ing to get at it and then, Mrs. Les lie Prescott had better look out! I do not think Karl should share a secret with my own sister which he will not tell to me,, do you? Do you think, Betty, that a wo man should keep any secrets after she marries him? Perhaps the time will come when I shall feel it my duty to tell John Prescott all that I mer assistant secretary of agricul ture. Jonathan M. Davis, "dirt-farmer” governor of Kansas. Charles Bryan, governor of Ne braska and brother of William J. B. Of this group Houston seems like ly to develop greatest strength as a possibility for the presidential nom ination, should a protracted dead lock develop. He can win a large following outside the 1 farm groups. He carries the aura Of having been one of'Woodrow Wilson’s trusted advisers and can hold much of the Wilson strength. Albo, he is well known to eastern financial and busi ness interests and would be much more:satisfactory to them* than a man whom they had had less op portunity to gauge. He is, of this list, the only one likely to be ser iously considered in As showdown for the top of the ticket. • * * The other four, while being boosted by small groups as president ial possibilities, being jockeyed for second position' oh the ticket. Any one of 'the"quartet, their backers believe, would be more ap pealing to the sons of the soil than 1 is Char|es fj. Dawes, the Chicago banker runnifig mate of President Coolidge.-' . Over the convention, too, as an additional reason for taking definite steps to placate agriculture! discon tent, lophis the'l&Follette conference in Cleveland which will follow this convention. ALBERTA RICH IN PULP Edmonton, Alberta,* July * 2 —Enough pulpwood to supply the western part of the /United* States' with news print paper fjpr *6O years is available In Alberta, according' to a report compiled by C. H;-Morse, chief ran ger for the'province. Pulpwood re sources in the.: province total 247,- 800,000 cords. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1924 By Albert Apple know, for I can tell you right now that I am not going to allow any one, even if she be my own sister, to come between me and my hus band’s love You don’t know how queerly thqf women dress in America, Betty— much more splendidly for the street than they do in England. Leslie is wearing a tailormade suit of silk al paca, very beautiful, but oh, so ex pensive, in black and white. Every body is wearing black ‘’aild_ white, you know, and I must say' 'that if well combined it is universally be coming. Leslie looks very beautiful in it. Karl remarked .upon it and I remarked that it really looked too exensive for a comparatively poor man’s wife. Karl made no comment on that, but I am was an noyed. Leslie went back to her own home last night. Dad wanted her to go home with us and I was afraid she was going to accept, for dad is not very well; but you know that Leslie will have the third anniversary of her wedding next week. She wants us all to come over for it, but I do not think dad will be able to go, and certainly I shall not. I as if I had enough of my sister to last me a long while. We do not worship the same gods, my dear. t She is all the time talking aboftt some young woman who has opemd a shop, and I never could associate with shopkeepers, you know. ™ I’m going to try to persuade Karl to return to England to live, or at least on the continent somewhere, right after we are married. It will be hard work, for he has such silly ideap on the subject of America and his home. I’ll tell you what I think I of both after I am married and have'J lived here a little longer; but I don’t * anticipate that I am going to like , America enough to establish a home in it. Lots of love to you and yours, my dear. ALICE. (Copyright, 1924, NEA Service, Inc.) More than 70 per cent of the Chi nese people work seven days a ween. France registered more , births than deaths in 1923. 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