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Pai\ly cloudy tonight and Wed nesday. Not much change in tern. ESTABLISHED 1873 REPORT MOVIE LOCAL OPTION SCOUR WESTERN N. D. FOR ESCAPED YEGGS 2 MAKE GOOD IN DASH FOR LIBERTY HERE Jerry Dunn and Fred Mitchell at Large. Following Es cape in Bismarck BROUGHT FROM MINOT Break Is Made After Yeggs Alight From Auto Bus in Bismarck A* 1 Police officers in wester# I ;rtforth Dakota today were searching for Jerry Dunn and Fred Mitchell, un der long prison sentences Cor burg lary, who made a successful break for sylibM'ty here Inst night, after they wt*e brought from Minot in an auto bus. The break occurred oppo site the Bismarck postoffice, at 6:35 o'clock last night. Jerry Dunn and Fred Mitchell, sentenced to serve terms of five and xeverfyj’ears in prison, respectively, for grand larceny and burglary, made the successful break for freedom, while Joe White and J. B. Williams, sentenced to serve seven and seven and one-half years, respectively, for burglary in the third degree and lar ceny, failed to make good in their attempt, and were taken to prison, east of the city. Dogs Fail Bloodhounds from the state prison were immediately put on the trail of the yeggs, but failed to pick up the scent on the city streets. Ten guards from the state prison and police officers were brought into the hunt for the pair. The convicts unlocked the hand cuffs while on the auto bus, and when they filed out of it* to the street, they dropped a chain which connected the four pairs to the ground, and started to run. Trans portation Officer Olson expressed Lelief that the yeggs, seated to gether on a wide seat in the rear of the bus, picked the locks with some articles in their possession. George Randall, driver of the bus of the Interstate Transportation Ct npany, captured one of the yeggs, p A‘%the four made their breik for s he grabbed the chain dangl ing tVom the hands of Joe White and held him. White, Randall said, made no further resistance. Dashed Across Street One of the remaining three dash- the street and up the ul -9 of the postoffice, while two turned a corner into Third street. Officer Olson gave chase and after „ running five blocks caught Wil liams, the others having darted. Immediately prison and police offi cers were culled to assist in the chase, and the captured pair taken to the prison in a taxicab. The four are said to be hardened yeggs, although penitentiary officials did not have their complete records. GOT LONG TERMS Minot, N. D., Feb. 10.—Sentences totaling 26 1-2 years were imposed in Ward county district court hare on J. C, Williams, Jerry Dunn, yoe White and F. Mitchell, after, they pleaded guilty to grand larceny and third degree burglary in connection with the theft of an auto at Flaxton, in Burke county. Williams, who pleaded guilty to burglary after a jury had convicted him of grand larceny, was given four years in the state penitentiary on the grand larceny charge and 3 1-2 years on the burglary count, the second sentence to commence at the expira tion of the first, making 7 1-2 years lieNmust serve. Joseph White was given 3 1-2 years for grand larceny and 3 1-2 years for burglary, and must serve 7 years. Fred Mitchell was given a like sen tence, and must serve 7 years also. '4*rry Dunn, 22, because of his youth was shown some leniency and was given 3 years for larceny and two for burglary, making his total sentence 5 years. The four sentences make a total of 26 1-2 years for the theft of one auto. .» The case was transferred to Ward county from Burke county on a! change of venue. IS AGAINST TINKERING WITH TARIFF Washington, Feb. 10.—Suggestion in Congress for abandonment of the flexible provisions of the tariff act are disapproved by President Cool idjje. OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING Dickinsqn, N. D., Feb. 10.—Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hayes, who came here in 1881, have just celebrated their gold en wedding anniversary., When they arrived here traffic on the Northern Pacific had not been begun and only a few families lived here, making their home' In shacks. Mr. Hayes was one of Stark’s county’s first sheriffs. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE 1 I CONDUCT HEARINGS ON GREAT LAKES FIGHT The senators who have conducted the linal hearings in Great Lakes drainage light involving the fu ture navigability of the Great Lakes. Ever since 1908 efforts have been made to restrain Chicago from turning huge quantities of water from the. Great Lakes into 'the De.-plaines River in order to dispose o£ her sewage. A large number of prominent Chicago men have been present at the hearings in the past few weeks. Left to right are: Senators Edwin S. Broussard, .Medi 11 .McCormick, Smith Brookhart, Ken neth McKellar. AGRICULTURAL BILL ASSAILED IN COMMITTEE President o f Consumers League Hits Commission Recommondations Washington, Feb, 10.—The Willi ams bill, designed to carry out the recommendations of the President’s agricultural commission, was assail ed today before the House Agricul ture committee by B. F. Yoakum, chairman of the Farmers-to-Consum ers League who said it would pro tect those now engaged in depriving the farmers “of their just dues.” The measure “would so strength en the oppressive powers” controll ing farm prices that the farmers “would be left the choice of losing their farms through foreclosure or deserting them,” Mr. Yoakum con tended. He advocated the Curtis-Aswell bill to provide for a system of cooper ative marketing agencies and a ten million federal loan.” The witness asserted that no law could be written that would “rescue the farmer through legislation pro posing to place the farming indus try under government management” and declared the Williams measure “showed conclirsively that the intent of it was that the wholesalers, brok ers and comipission men would be the protected industries” and the predominating power in controlling farm products. HELD GUILTY OF MURDER Golden Valley Man Is Sen tenced to Eight Years I&aeh, »N. D., Feb. 10. —A jury, in the case of the state against John Holland, charged with the murder of Elsie Houghtaling, two and a half year old girl, found him guilty, and eight years in prison was fixed as the penalty. The alleged murder occurred Aug ust 1, 1924, four miles south of Beach. Judge F. T. Lemhke presided at the trial. Arguments were made by States Attorney H. L. Hulliday for the state an,d T. F. Murtha, spe cial prosecutor, and John Keohane and G. F. Oppegard for the defend ant. CONG. SINCLAIR WILL RETURN TO REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION, OTHER BOLTS FROM LAFOLLETTE CLIQUE (By Associated Press) Washington, D. C., Feb. 10. —A, break in the ranks of the LaFollette forces developed today when Representative Sinclair of North Dakota an nounced that he proposed to attend the Republican caucus M’CURDY ASKS SHOW-DOWN COUNTY TAXES F. E. McCurdy, state’s attorney, who made his last campaign upon the issue of collecting unpaid taxes gaVC the" foliowwig"nitefView to The Tribune today covering the latest developments in the matter. He said: “At a recent meeting of the coun ty commissioners when E. G. Patter sen, chairman of the board was absent, a resolution was passed in structing the county auditor to proceed under the Wood law. The vote on the resolution was favorable with the exception of Commissioner Swanson who voted against the res olution. “The next day it Was voted to de fer action under the resolution for ninety days after March 1. On this resolution Swanson, Patterson and Soder voted aye and Bachman and Moynier, no. “County Auditor Johnson at this meeting was given verbal instruc tions by members of the board not to publish the resolution or give it publicity. “It is now proposed to hold a special meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 11, and I suppose the purpose of this meeting is to rescind the first res olution. The law is plain in such matters and it is my intention to see that taxes are collected where such collection is possible. “I have had the county auditor list all unpaid taxes and those bid in by the county and the total amount reaches a staggering figure runing into several hundreds of thou sands of dollars. Where a county bids in the taxes they draw interest at 6 percent, I made a survey of those owing the taxes and find that a very few farmers are on the list. Most of the taxes held by the county cover in the hands of specula tors, loan companies and residents of Bismarck. Some people are paying ten per cent on money to raise their taxes, while the county holding the taxes only gets six percent. This means very low interest for those who are delaying the payment of their taxes. “I trust the board will see this matter in the right light and notify the county auditor to proceed .and •collect the unpaid taxes, according to the resolution first passed, re gardless of what property, owner is concerned in the matter.” Several million workers in Great Britain are paid on a sliding scale, their wages going up and down, as an index of retail prices rises and falls. to be held Feb. 27. He de clared that he would join in the organization plan of the new congress. Sotne mem bers reported that Represent ative Lambert of Wis., allied in the past with LaFollette insurgents would cast his lot with the Republicans. . BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1925 Photos from Underwood I ndei wood STUDENT TELLS OF GIVING OF POISON PILLS Ohio State University Fresh man Admits He Was The Cause of Deaths Columbus, 0., Feb. 10.—Louis Fish, 19, freshman in the College of Phar macy at Ohio State University, wak in jail here today for further ques tioning in the investigation of the death of two University students and the illness of others, following his admission last night that without permission he had dispensed poison capsules to David I. Puskin, a fel low student, which caused his death. Fish was held incommunicado. Fish, while admitting he failed to tell all he knew of the facts on be ing questioned, denied he put poison in the capsule bottle. Puskin, Fish told the city prosecutor, was his “best friend.” His willingness to do a favor for Puskin, Fish said be now realized, caused the latter’s death. At the re quest of Puskin, he said, he entered the pharmacy dispensary to get “a couple of capsules that wouldn’t be missed” although Puskin had a pres cription for the capsules in his pos session. The capsules normally cost 20 cents. I i Fish, the first student to be ques tioned last Wednesday, was also one of the first two students, who wer* on duty in the dispensary during the week, when the poison capsules were dispensed. DIDN’T KILL. GIRL ASSERTS Seven Year Old “Murderess” Recants Confession Los Angeles, Feb. 10.—Seven year old Alsa Thompson, who last week bewildered authorities by confessing that she had killed her twin sister at Dauphin, Manitoba, two years ago, an<j had poisoned another person since coming to Los Angeles, has “confessed” that her sensational nar rative was fiction, it was announced in Juvenile Court yesterday in con nection with the request of the girl’s mother, Mrs. Russell Thompson, for custody of her Alienists expressed the belief that Alsa’s latest- “confession” was more accurate than the one heard by po lice, but pending further observation she was left in custody of juvenile authorities. Steal $12,000 Worth of Wine In Warehouse Chicago, Feb. 10.—Fifteen armed men in five automobiles early today raided a Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company warehouse here and escaped with 646 barrels of port wine valued at $12,000, after they forced Pan Calleher, warehouse engineer, to assist him. JOHN H. BLOOM TO RETIRE AS LEAGUE EDITOR Announces His Intention to Give Up Management of N. D. Nonpartisan MEETING TO BE HELD New Board to be Selected Here Tonight; Bloom Scores His Critics John H. Bloom, editor-manager of the North Dakota Nonpartisan, offi cial organ ol' the Nonpartisan Lea gue, today announced his intention to retire from the management of the newspaper. The annual stockholders’ meeting of the paper is to be held here to night. Mr. Bloom's statement follows: “I am not a candidate for the position of editor-manager of the Nonpartisan, a position I have held since the paper was established. If the paper is to succeed it must have the united support of Nonpartisans. Unfortunately I have incurred the displeasure of an office-holding, of fice-seeking element who would trade off the party any time it served their personal interest to do so. The treachery and duplicity of some of these men to the cause should he shown up, hut handicapped as I am by a’ board that is long on criticism and short on constructive assistance, I find my hands tied. “1 have demonstrated that it is possible to conduct a Nonpartisan newspaper without begging for sup port. The Nonpartisan has had little other source of support than its subscription. It has never asked for or received a gratuitous penny from any source, and I turn the pa pei\over with every bill paid and a great deal more money in the bank than the paper started with. “I know something of the efforts of the ‘wrecking crew’ which are be ing made to effect a change in the editor-management. Their trouble has been wholly unnecessary, for I will be most glad to lay down my work. “For three weeks I have been con fined to my room at the McKenzie and after another week I hope to ob tain permission from my physician to return to Fargo.” Mr. Bloom also intends, he said, to seek a lower altitude for some time. He is suffering from heart trouble. The stockholders’ meeting tonight will elect a board of directors. A lively fight for control is expected. It became know;» today that many shares of stock have been issued and sold at $1 each, in the last few days. Mr. Bloom, it is understood, has many proxies. Mrs. Minnie Craig, secretary, in a letter to stockhold ers, suggested that they might give their proxies to their legislators. “APOSTLE OF DOOM” IS GONE Patchogue, N. Y„ Feb. 10.—Robert Reidt, “Apostle of Doom”, disappear ed with his family from the shack in which they awaited the end of the world he predicted would begin last Friday. Hold Officers Not Muzzled Washington, Feb. 10. —Taking a hand in the aircraft controversy, the House naval committee today unan imously adopted a resolution that so faV as Its members knew no naval officer had ever appeared before it under any restraint whatsoever from the navy department. LUMBER MILL IS BURNED $75,000 Damage Done at Bemidji, Minnesota ■ •» Bemidji, Minn., Feb. 10. —The Crookston Lumber Company planing mill here was totally destroyed by fire early today, which was discover ed by a night watchman. The flames, fanned by a high wind, made short work of the structure. C. L. Isted, manager of the plant, estimated the damage as between $65,000 and $75,- 000. Lumber valued at $750,000 was de stroyed in a fire at the "plant No vember 8. The manager, of the plant, which is. one of the Shevlin-Carpenter- Clarke company interests, said that th« plainer probably would be re built. About 75 men were employed at th« mill. CLOUD OF RUMOR AND DISTRUST OVER CAVE PRISONER FADING TO MAKE FILM AT FT. YATES Ft. Yates, N. D., Feb. 10.- Frank Fiske is in receipt of a letter from Mr. J. E. Maple of Hollywood, Cal., stating that the Essenay Film Com pany of Chicago will film the “Price of the Prairies” on the Standing Ruck Indian Reservation next sum mer. He advises that the work will probably be put on the latter part of July or in August, and asks those who have good horses to train them to fall, play dead, or do other stunts that happen in a battle for which the owners will receive extra P*>’» Mr. Maple is now directing film productions at Hollywood, but will go to Chicago in the spring to pre pare for here. The film ing of this picture will give employ ment to every able bodied Indian and to many of the white people, as well. COUNTY AGENT REPEAL YOTED IN THE HOUSE By Close Vole Measure Is Passed Repealing Agricul tural Extension NEW BILL IS UP Substitute Measure Propos ing More Local Control To Be Sought By a vote of 63 to 42, the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon passed House Bill No. JIB, repealing the law providing for the employ ment of county agricultural exten sion agents in the state. The mea sure was passed after much debate. Another measure, introduced by the committee on agriculture, has been introduced providing a method by which county agents may he ob tained. Under it a vote could be had on petition of 25 percent of the vot ers, the state extension division to provide one-half the salary of the agent and the county to provide at least $2,000 toward maintaining the work, but not to levy a tax exceed ing .5 mill. There was considerable debate on the county agent repeal, as on Sat urday when the measure was in com mittee of the whole. The preponder ance of votes for the repeal came from Nonpartisans, although faction al lines were not adhered to in the voting. Rep. Hanson. Grand Forks county, Independent, opening discussion, de clared he had been farming 45 years and didn’t believe a county agent could tell him much about farming. “If you pass this bill I’ll buy my woman a birthday present with the money I pay in taxes to maintain a county agent,” he said, “and when I give a party I’ll make the calendar a part of the ceremonies and read the names of those who voted for it.” Rep. Sagen, Ramsey county, Inde pendent, opposed the repeal. He said there are 36 counties that have agents, and he declared the agents had <Jone much to form boys and girls clubs, encourage community gatherings, cause adoption of bee raising and many progressive meth ods of farming. For The Bill Mrs. Minnie Craig, Nonpartisan, vigorously supported the bill. “I believe that county agents are sent in counties to break up the political alignments,” she said. “Second, to break up little coopera tive buying organizations. I also know boys and girls clubs are form ed to teach the young to go along political lines. I know of one coun ty agent who said he was sent into a community to get the farmers and business men together.” Rep. Hanson, speaking again, de clared he didn’t like “the situation the state is drifting in where we have to hire someone to do our thinking for us.” Rep. Paul Johnson, Pembina coun ty, stating he was the oldest man in the House, said he was for a county agent and that he was not too old to learn something new about farming. Rep. Hoople, Nonpartisan, declared in his belief it would be a step back ward to prevent employment of coun ty agents. “Mrs. Craig made the statement that county agents were sent out to keep farmers from organizing,” she said. “Last winter I was at the head of a body trying to form a po tato growers organization and I want to say that during the campaign we got hearty cooperation from the county agents.” Rep. Sprout, Cass county, declared there “is some difference between a county which wants an agent and a county that needs one. You’ll always find the most progressive farmers at a meeting called by a county agent." (Continued on page 4) State Officials and Others Are Firmly Convinced Col lins Was Accidentally Im prisoned and Is Still in Cave Cave City, Ky., Feb. 10.—( By the A. P..)—The cloud of rumor of dis trust and suspicion of Floyd Col lins’ imprisonment in Sand Cave be- gan to evaporate today ns a board of state military officials met to hold an official inquiry into the cave man’s predicament. State officials, geological and med ical experts, are firmly convinced Collins was accidentally imprisoned, and very likely is still alive, basing the latter belief on tests with an electrical amplification device which apparently recorded Collins' breath ing. Johnny Garrelds. driven away from the cave by state troops because he insisted the tunnel could be cleared after numerous cave-ins in a story published this morning by the Louis ville Courier-Journal quoted Collins as saying to him that he could live for two or three weeks in the cave, as long as he was fed. Garrelds’ story insisted that the suspicion to ward him based on rumors of ill feel ing toward Collins was absolutely wrong. Garrelds is expected to he one of the chief witnesses at the in- quiry. The shaft headed for Collins' pri son today had crossed the 33-foot mark hut advance exploration with a diamond drill indicated no crevice or tunnel at the 70-foot mark. Ex perts directing the rescue work had estimated Collins was approximately 60 feet under ground though a draft may he started when the tunnel reaches that depth. Ihe military court of inquiry in vestigating the rescue work at the cave adjourned at noon to meet at 3 p. m. A reporter for a Louisville paper and a farmer were examined us to rumors that Collins was no longer in ihe cave. Another amplifier test today con vinced the experimenters that Floyd Collins still breathes in his sand cave enclosure. Respiration was re ported as about 14 or 15 times a minute. COMMUNISTS IN RIOT IN FRENCH CITY Drive on Catholic Party. Newly Organized. When It Holds Meeting Marseilles. Franf», Feb. 10.—(By the A. P.) —Nearly 100 persons were wounded or bruised during attempts by Communists to break up a meet ing of the newly organized Catholic Party, presided over by General De Castelnau here last night. The list of casualties at first es timated at slightly more than a score was increased today by reports from hospitals and police stations where many of the victims presented them selves. Senator Slaissieres, the socialist mayor of Marseilles, has forbidden all public meetings fo r an indefinite period. The population of Marseilles is at a high state of feeling, especially the Catholics who resent the interfer ence with their meeting and alleged the police failed to afford it proper protection. The clash was the first serious one .between the recently organized Catholic Party and the Communists —the activities of both of whom Pre mier Herriot has termed sinister to the present regime. The casualties were about evenly distributed among Catholics and Communists except for four police men who are reported to have been the most seriously injured. Revolv ers were used during the attack but blackjacks and loaded canes were the weapons most favored. The Catholic meeting had been ad vertised for some days but it was only yesterday the Catholics announ ced their counter manifestation. The hostilities began while the Catholics were proceeding to their meeting hall. The Communists opened their attack to the tune of the “Interna tionale” while the Catholics resist ed to the strains of the Marseilles.” KELLOGGS SEE ENGLISH KING London, F«*b. 10.—Ambassador Kel logg visited the King and Queen at Buckingham Palace this afternoon to say farewell prior to departure for the United States, where Mr. Kellogg is to succeed Secretary of State Hughes. The ambassador and Mrs. Kellogg remained at the palace for an informal luncheon. PRICE FIVE CENTS BILL MAJORITY OF COMMITTEE TO ASK PASSAGE Vole on Sunday Movies Would Be Permitted Under the Senate Measure CIGARETTE BILLS UP Extended Debate Ensues in The House With Their Consideration The Senate this afternoon 25 to 24 accepted the report recom mending passage of the Sunday Movie Local Option Bill. The first public hearing of the House Highway Investigating Committee will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning probably in room 200 at the McKenzie Hotel, according to Chairman Yeater. The majority of the Senate state affairs committee this morning voted to report in a bill permitting local option in the matter of Sunday mov ies. fhe bill was amended, however, to provide that a vote on the subject must come at a regular election, on petition of 40 percent of the voters, in a city, village or township, the voting unit. Time for introduction of bills in the present session ended this after ternoon, and many new bills were expected to be introduced. Asks Permission Request that he be permitted at all hearings of the House highway investigating committee, with his at* torney, John Sullivan of Mandan, was made today by Walter G. Black, state engineer. The committee was meet ing in executive session to hear com plaints. The request was refused. The request for appearance with an attorney and right to question witnesses will be renewed when pub lic hearings are held, it is under stood. V\ ith the Senate bills repealing the state's anti-cigarette law, providing a stamp tax on them and making stringent provisions against sale of cigarettes to minors a special order of business for 3 o'clock this after noon. passage of both Senate Bills No. 61 and 62 was predicted by sup porters. A two-thirds vote is necessary to carry the emergency clause, making the measures effective April 1, 1926. Extensive debate ensued on the measures, delaying the vote. Against Fair Aid The House appropriations commit tee was to report for indefinite post ponement tonight of four bills cover ing appropriations for fairs. They included bills appropriating SIO,OOO each to state fairs at Fargo and Grand Forks, $2,000 to the fair at Minot and $6,000 to the fair at Man dan. Only five members voted against the report. Many Bills In More than 25 bills were introduc ed in the House this afternoon. They included: H. B. 228, by Cart anil Johnson of Foster, classifying pro perty for taxi/ion. Class 1„ includ ing railroads, public qtilities, lands, lots, bank stocks, flour mills, eleva tors, etc. would be assessed at 80 percent of true value. Class 2, including livestock, tools, vehicles, autos, etc. would be assess ed at 60 percent of true value. H. B. 234, providing compulsory de posit of public funds in Bank of North Dakota. H. B. 226, providing for recall of county commissioners. H. B. 247, providing total and com bined levies on real estate not con nected with trade or business, except agriculture, shall be limited to 1 1-2 percent of value. H. B. 248, providing total and com bined taxes on personal property shall not be over 2 percent of fair market value, except special levies for sinking funds and interest. COOLIDGETO VISIT ST. PAUL Will Speak at Norwegian Celebration in Jane Washington, Feb. 10.—President Coolidge will speak on June 8 at the celebration in St. Paul and Minnea polis on the North American Centen nial. Acceptance of the invitation ex tended several weeks ago by the Minnesota congressional delegation was announced today by Rep. Kvale, Independent, Minnesota, and Dr. Gisle Bothne, of the University of Minnesota, after a further conference on the matter with the executive. The celebration which marks the 100th anniversary of the firat Nor wegian settlers in American in 1825 wijl be held June 6 to 9 at the Min nesota State Fair Grounds. The Wool worth Building in New York, which towers 792 feet, is the highest building fas the world.