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Every I’arl of North Dakota
Enjoying Host Conditions
in East It) Years
Vield Was Lighter in Some I
Sections Hut Prices Mak
ing, lip Difference
Chicago, Nov. 7.—OP)—This has
I a prosperous year for the fann
er. Most of the crops have been
plentiful, if not the bumper variety,
and the farmer’s credit has improved,
a survey of most of the niid.llewest
ern states shows.
< 'rop holding is r • t
North Dakota, Wis.-on- • .n,t.
Indiana, while in Kans.. th • nn.vc-j
tnent has been normal with the only I
negligible amount of wheat in Id. In
Illinois the general opinion is that)
condPt ons (lo not permit the holdup
II * crojis for price changes. Crops |
also are moving freelv in Oli o and'
D. farmers on Their l*Ycl ]
T .va .-ucecssi ve pood crop years,
have put North Dakota firm.-rs on!
* heir feet, records at the state depart-'
men; of agriculture show. Indira-'
lions are ti/|it every part of the state*
is enjoying 111*r conditions than at]
nay time in the last ten years, ltet-i
tec credit conditions have enabl'dj
farm* : > ,\ ;n >n desire to ho! 1 their!
main instead of delivering it direv i
l. the tlireshinp machine to the!
elevator. Farmers have paid up hack!
taxes and are reducing other liahili
* ie.-, and reports to the stale banking
department indicate the combined de-j
po-it s and surplus of banks are fj*.i j
great. r than :it any previous time in I
the hi-tory of the state.
Marked decreases were shown in!
virtually all Oklahoma crops Put as.
partial compensation, farmers are re-J
reiving ponerally higher price ■. j
I he farmers' credit is pood in Kan-:
:ts although that, state's crops this I
year returned $08,000,000 less than i
last year on the basis of preliminary |
estimates. State bank officials re
port “plenty of money” without a de- ]
m. for loans from the farmers.)
.'smaller yields brought high prices.)
hinaftcial conditions are described as
generally good with the exception of!
north central Kansas, where late I
frn-t . insects and midsummer drouth]
inflicted practically total crop fail-]
. l 4 I
lowa’s Corn (’rop Almost Normal |
Although loiva’s corn crop was held
up some by wet weather, the state,
and federal crop reports indicate *a.
total yield of 159,023,000 bushels or.
about I*o per cent of normal —the
largest corn crop in recent years.;
other crop: were about normal. The :
lowa warehou t* law is paining popu
larity. The theory of the act is that
the farmer will release bis grain
throughout the year instead of dump
ing it on the market immediately aft
er the harvest There are more than
r ,l) warehou e boards in 50 counties
of the state.
Wisconsin farmers reaped a record
harvest in nearly all of the major
crops, according to Paul (>. Nylius,
IVd:• ra 1-state ngric u 11 11 raI slalistician.
Me says that Wisconsin, in a field' of
L’tl states, stands out as the leader
with yields 10 per cent better than
average. Kheeipts of crops at mar
kets indicate there is extensive hold
ing. The Milwaukee chamber of
commerce reports that total receipts
for the five major grains in Septem
ber were less than 3,500,000 as com
pared with more titan 10,000,n00 a
year ago. The condition of the farm
ers’ credit was said hy Karl Dense,
president of the Hankers’ Joint Stock
Land Bank, to show a marked im
provement over the last few years.
Xo bumper yields were reported
from Illinois, but production was well
adjusted to reasonable needs, (iood
crops of corn, oats and wheat were
harvested. Credit conditions arc* de
scribed as normal with farmers being
able to liquidate # ome of their debts
of long standing. No organized hold
ing of the corn crop by farmers has
been reported.
Credit Is Good
Missouri farmers have marketed 03
per cent of their wheat crop, 91 per
cent of their oats crop and are har
vesting the corn. Farmers are not
much better off, reports to the state
boaid of agriculture say, but feeling
is better and the outlook is some
what brighter. The farmers’ credit
is good compared to last year.
The Ohio farmer’s dollar has a pur
chasing value of 93 cents, the highest
since the war, according to compila
tions by the agricultural department
of Ohio State University. They are
getting an average of 30 per cent
more for their products than last
year and their financial condition is
better than at any time since 1917.
Crops are moving freely, with only
the usual amount held back.
Indiana reported the largest corn
crop in 25 years with good yields of
other products. The lloosier farmers
are retiring old notes, says Evans
Woolen, president of Fletcher Sav
ings Bank, but Perry Crane, secretary
of the farm bureau, declared that
while it is true the farmers’ credits
have improved, that farmers are re
tiring old notes and neglecting to
make needed, farm improvements.
More than half the 280,000,000 bushel
wheat crop will be pooled and dis
tributed through the wheat growers’
pool of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Bensbn, Minn., Nov. 7.— (A*) —Ches-
ter Amlie, 21 years old, was drowned
in a ditch near DeGraff Thursday
when the automobile in which he was
ridihg toppled of'the grade, pinning
him in mud and water. Two com
panions escaped with bruises. .
North Dakota will okvt a successor to the late Senator
E. Fa Ladd. .Inih' 30. Tills will lx* done in one operation,
painless and inexpensive and to the total satisfaction <>t‘
everyone but the candidates and the p-nitDiaiis who would
like a political field day this winter.
Governor Sorlie believes and the 7-i!;’i:-<* feels that he
is ritfht that the voters of the state •;» ner.tlly are tired of
frequent elections. North Dakota duraer t'i- past six years
has had a “muckle” of them. There has he n no insistent
demand from the people for a special election at once.
The sf*l(*i IVn ran he made just as well a! the primaries
it Juki. Win evt-r is Mirressl'ul in that election will serve
until March 1, 1D37. Doubtless candidates for Failed States
'< nalor at the primaries will nm for both the hmpr and the
short term.
Of course the action of Governor Sorlie d >es not suit the
politicians who delight in elections, slate making 1 and man
euvering. North Dakota will be both . o j wiihouL the tur
moil of a special election in Den mb , . The farmers will
have a better opportunity to express \ ,ei,- c’: >ieo in June
than would be possible in December.
No great damage is going i > lv d> .e i;y resident of
North Dakota if ho is represented at Washington for tin*
coming short tern cf t .ogress by one rather than two sen
ator'-'. L : s ic.is cable to suppose that the federal govern
!:U r.t w ii i j.itinue to function and the Republican majority,
maintain its usual batting average.
Governor Sorlie is to be commended for his fearless
act ion.
Ogden. Utah, Nov. 7. (/4b l lu*
lni.lv of Mis Man- <'. Jen.-en, 13 years
old. a beauty pallor proprietress, was
found in a thicket here early today.
Near tin* body was a broken me
cliaific’s hamfnei and a small sliarp
knife. Tlu* woman seemingly had
been struck a heavy blow on the head
with the hammer and an elf or*. made
to cut oil' hei head with the knife.
Dedication of Liberty Memor
ial Building Will Be the
Feature Event
Armistice Day, November 11, will
be celebrated in Bismarck in a very
fitting 111:111111*1- as the result of activi
ties of the various ex-service men's
organizations, which are cooperating
in the movement to have the day
properly observed.
The dedication of tin* Liberty Mem
orial building on the eapitol grounds
will be tin* main feature of the day's
program. Tbi ; will be preceded by
a monster parade, in which all for
mer service men of all wars will
inarch and in which the other lodge
and organizations of the eity are in
vited to take pari. The parade will
form on Second street and Broadway
at I:3ft p. m.. and will start moving
promptly at 2 o’clock. The route of
march will he announced later.
Hands to Lead Parade
The parade will he led by at least
two bands and after going through
the business district and pari of tin*
residence sections of the city will
wend its way to the Memorial build
ing. The exercises will he held at the
front entrance to the building if the
weather permits. If not, they will Ih*
held in the house chamber of tin*
eapitol. Gapt. K. (!. Wanner will
preside as chairman and the follow
ing program has been tentatively pre
Selection Band
Invocation Rev. Paul S. Wright
Dedication of Liberty Memorial
Building Gov. A. G. Sorlie
Response in behalf of till ex-ser
vice men-yL. I‘. Warren, commander
Bismarck American Legion post.
Selection Band
It is possible that other musical
numbers will be arranged later.
No Uniforms
Inasmuch as many of the former
service men have outgrown their uni
forms it has been decided to march
in Wednesday’s parade in civilian
The local military organizations
are requesting -al) business places in
Bismarck to close for the entire day
on Armistice day. The attention of
the business men is being called to
the fact that only seven years ago,
on the first Armistice day, business
of all kinds ceased and the day was
given over in its entirety to the cel
ebration of this important event. Now
that the day has become an interna
tional holiday it is no Less important,
the ex-service men point out, that
business be suspended for the entire
day so that the annual event may be
made one of increasing importance
each year.
Committees representing local cx
service men’s organizations will ca'll
on all local business men Monday
morning, requesting them to close all
day Wednesday. It is planned to es
tablish a “roll of honor,” which will
contain the names of all business
places which will be closed for the
day. This roll will be added to each
year as more business men agree to
Cousins Nearer
to Fortune of
Edwin Jennings
Chicago, Nov. 7. — (A*) —Eight cou
sins of the late Edwin B. Jennings
stepped nearer his sG,bftft,ftoft Friday
when Circuit Judge Scanlon held a
mutilated document, purporting to
be a will, to have licet forged and
fabricated. The finding upheld Pro
bate Judge llorner, who rejected the
purported will, refusing to probate it.
New Tax Reduction Measure
Will He Accepted Both in
House and Committee
Maximum Inheritance Tax
Will Be Reduced From It)
to 20 Per Cent
Washington, Nov. 7. (A>i Practic
ally united support both in tbr» house,
ami in committee of the tax reduc
tion bill now in preparation by the
house ways and means committee
an almost unprecedented prospect
is now confidently exported by house
With virtually ail of ilte vital and
controversial point.- of lax reduction
already set upon by the committee,
Chafrmati Green declared today that
a nonpartisan measure "bearing al
most unanimous support” seems cer
t a in.
Administration support of the
changes so far approved seems cer
tain, despite the fact that Soyetary
Motion's suggestion for repeal of the
estate or inheritance lax was re
After disposing yesterday of sever
al main provisions in the bill, the
committee rested today to give sub
committees an opportunity to work
out specific rate schedules on the
income surtax and inheritance levies.
To Repeal I'ulilieily Section
The eommitto.* voted yesterday to
repeal the provision for publication
of income tax returns, to reduce (he
maximum inheritance tax from I<* to
20 per cent with corresponding de
crease in the lower brackets, and to
repeal the gift tax, ihnt rejected a
proposal to alter the corporation and
capital stock levies.
The fast Minot football squad, as
yet unbeaten this season, had a 20-
point lead on the Bismarck gridders
i here this afternoon at the end of the
half. Minot scored two touchdowns
Lin the first quarter and another in
the second period, kicking two of the
1 three goal points.
Minneapolis, Nov. 7. (A>) — Playing
before the smallest crowd that gath
ered in Memorial Stadium for a foot
ball game here this season, the uni
versity of Minpcsota eleven opened
up with a strong attack against But
ler in a non-conference encounter.
Minnesota lost no time in scoring
its first touchdown. Two forward
passes, Almquist to Wheeler, good for
16 to 18 yards, paved the way for the
tally and. on the 15th play after the
kickotr, the Gophers scored. The
kick was successful and the period
ended with the ball on Butler’s 10-
yard line. Score: .Minnesota 7, But
ler 0.
In the second quarter Murrell broke
loose for a beautiful 39-yard run.
Almquist slid off left tackle -for three
yards. Murrell cut inside right end
for three yards. Joesting carried the
ball to the one yard line. Almquist
went around left end for Minnesota’s
second touchdown. Almquist’s drop
kick for the extra point was blocked.
Score Minnesota 13, Butler 0.
The Gophers came back strong
again. A double pass made it first
down on Minnesota’s 46-yard line.
Butler was penalized 15 yards for
roughing. Joesting carried the ball
to within one foot of the goal line
and then plunged through center for
a touchdown. Nyedahl’s drop kick
for the extm point was good. The
half ?ndtd Minnesota 20, Butler 0.
Football Results
v *J
La Crosse, Y\’is., State norma! (•;
Columbia 27.
Simp: on 25; lies Mn'mvi P. ft
Illinois \\ <- loyun 10; l.ombat I 0.
Bradley 20; St. \iator 12.
I’ipestoiie, Minn., high 7; Klin
dre a ii, S. I» , d.
St. Mary’s I; St. u laf It,
Valley City high 1 levils I. k.< 0.
Moorhead high i’>. Fargo Midg'tr, 0.
Maine 28, Itnvviloin 11.
West Virginia 2d, Boston .-allege 0.
l ’ol ii mid a <>. New York ft.
St. Stephens 7. Cothy <l.
N’ort li western I’., Michigan 2.
Notre Dame n, I’enn Stale 0.
W a liington and Jeffers..n 0. !‘it'.<-
burgli <’>.
7 ale |;t, Maryland 1 1.
Dartmouth t. 2, ( oi in*! I 13.
Penn ylvania (>(>, ifavcr r or<t ft.
l-’ordh a m IT, Holy • i< • s o
I’rinceton 3ft, Harvard n.
Syra.-u e 2, Ohio We-i,yan 2.
Navy l’lebes ■J'', fnm rsity of Mary
land I-'re.'bmen 7.
I’imiii State Freshm n 7, Bur .net!
Freshmen 7.
Knd of I'lli:cl Period
Marquette 0, Kansas Aggies.
Georgetown 13. Lehigh O.
Minnesota 2ft, Butler 0.
Wesleyan 10, Williams ft.
Ohio State 7. Indiana ft.
Ptiidue ft. Franklin ft.
Knd of Second Period
Blsinarok ft, Minot 2ft.
\rmy ‘7, Davis Elkin- ft.
• l.ieago •’*. Illinois ft.
lowa State 9, Grinnell ft.
Drake (>, Nebraska 0.
lowa ft. Wiseotisin ft.
Navy It. Western Maryland ft.
Missouri 7. Washington ft.
* tklalioma ft, Kansas ft.
Champaign, 111., Nov. 7. (/P) Play
started in a sea of mud that was
f.iimed I• \- a steady down puli' and
the players slipped and skidded about
the turf, tin tin- pieearious fo ting
Giange was unable to get started on
one of his famous runs. < hienv o at
tempted a drop kirk from the .'••'■•yard
line l>nt < urle\ slipped and missed
the ball, Illinois recovering.
“Five Yaids” .MeCarty found sulTi
eient 1 1 action to drive liis way
through the Illini line for good gains,
his longest for 13 yards, and work
ing the ball to Illinois’s five-yard
line where ho fumbled and Britton
kicked. MeCarty recovered G lunge’s
fumble on the Illini 20-yard line as
the period ended.
In two plays McCarty tipped his
way to the Illini one-yard line and
went over for a touchdown on the
next plunge. Curley passed to Lampo
for the extra point, but it was a fail
of e. Shortly after the kick oil’ Kern
wein fumbled twice for a total loss of
."ft yards, and it was Illinois’ ball on
Chicago's Ift yard line*, lllifiois lost
the ball on down:, but recovered it
almost immediately when Kernwein
fumbled while attempting to kick.
The recovery was made on Chicago’s
two-yard line and Britton plunged
across a moment later. Bis place
kick was blocked, making the si me
Illinois ft; Chicago ft.
Hanover, N. IT.. Nov. 7. (A’) Dart
mouth started a march down tin*
field after Cornell received the kirk
off and was held. A run of 25 yard
by Obcrlandcr was followed by a
Cornell penalty and two forward
passes, the second Obcrlandcr to
Sage, enabling tin* latter to score.
Tully kicked rite extra point. A sec
ond touchdown resulted from another
long forward pass, Ol.erlandef to
Lane, tin* latter scoring. Tully again
added the extra point. Cornell, a mo
ment later, scored a touchdown on a
long pass, but Carey’s kickoff for the
extra point was blocked. Cornell’
off-tackle drive got into action and
resulted in another touchdown, Carey
added the extra point. Score end
of first period, Dartmouth 11, Cor
nell 13.
Early in the second period, two
long forward passes by Obcrlandcr
and a -12-yard end run by the same
player gave Dartmouth another
touchdown, tjic score resulting from
tlu* second pass received by Lane.
Tully kicked the goal for the added
point. Obcrlandcr figured conspicu
ously in the plays that followed, go
ing through center for a touchdown
and scoring a little later after a -Is
yard run around right end. fully
kicked the goal for the extra point
in each case. A pass from mid-tic.d
by Oberlander to Lane, who ran -*•>
yards over the line, gave Dartmouth
its sixth touchdown. Tully kicked
the goal. Score end of second per
iod* Dartmouth .42, Cornell 13.
1 Weather Report 1
— *
Temperature at 7t a. J
Highest yesterday ; 1 \
Lowest Inst night *
Precipitation to 7 a. in
Highest wind velocity 1 -
For Bismarck and vicinity: lair
tonight and Sunday. Rising temper
ature. .
For North Dakota: Fair tonight
and Sunday. Rising temperature.
Weathek Conditions
The high pressure area, with its
accompanying cold weather, has mov
ed slowly southeastward and is cen
tered over the northern Plains States
this morning. Minimum temperatures
were below zero in parts of North Da
kota and Saskatchewan. Somewhat
warmer weather prevails in the ex
treme northwest. The weather is
generally fair over the West and
Northwest but a low pressure area
centered over Oklahoma is causing
rain or snow from the southern
Plains States northwestward to the
Great Lakes region. Over an inch of
precipitation occurred in parts of
Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Official in Charge.
Billy Mitchell Calls
This AT an The Greatest
V. S. A i Hation Hero
< A IT \IN \\ II.LIAM I*. Ell WIN
By Nca Service
Dallas. I ox., Nov. 7. The greatest
A merit all aviation hero -ft' the Wol Id
Wn i!
This title. ivd by no less an
authority than (nlomd William B.
Mitchell. I.'udei of American air
lorces ill l i ali.-' daring 11 1 ■ war. lia
descended on the broad -lionldn of
a qiliot, : lulling young Dalla man
Captain William I*. Kr\vin, on of a
I’re...hy terian miiti4er.
Here' wli.al Miletiell recently bad
If* say abrtiil tlii . liitbnr.o unknown
“Several men. all brave and worthy,
have been r.ugge led a America’s
greatest aviation wai hero.
“But without del rant ill;' from iloii
glory; I w.unl fo iingr-t a man who
bad four observei lid in lu plane;
a i.fcbll who in a heavy two .-rated oh
servnt.ion plat inflow I pilot ;
in light, put nil plain's; a man who
chased German aviatoi: into limit
airdromes, and then lingered t . hoot
up the airdromes; and who. whin
.hot down oitee hy (he Germans, sim
ply jumped to the ground, wiped out
a whole ne t of imo-lmm gunners and
made his way back to (be American
lines!” *
Used Seven Planes
OlYieial record.-, of the War Dn
panmnil in Wa liington reveal that
Erwin repeatedly was cited for gal
lantry becausi* of his distinguished
When lu* fought his way hack to
the American lines after being forced
down in Gorman territory, hi* brought
with him information of great value
to the allied forces, the War Depart
ment records state.
Erwin used seven pianos in France,
being shot down six times once
within the German lines, when lu*
performed the feat described hy Col
onel Mitchell; twice in noman's land
and three rimes within the American
lines, lie was never wouifded, though
Jury Acquits Former
Cashier of Milica
Milaca, Minn.. Nov. 7. <A 3 ) G. A.
Eaton, former cashier of tlu* Security
State Bank of Princeton, was acquit
ted today hy a jury of the charge of
falsification of hank records and for
gery in the second degree.
Governor Finchol of Fennsyl
vania Optimistic Over
Settlement Soon
New York, Nov. 7. — (A 3 ) —Belief that
an early settlement of the anthracite
ftoal strike will be reached was ex
pressed today in a. letter from Gov
ernor Pinchot of Pennsylvania to Ma
jor Wm. F. Degan, foreman of the
grand jury which investigated the
fuel situation. The governor, reply
ing to a telegram urging him to use
liis good offices to bring about, an
early settlement, said he was “rather
optimistic that each side will shortly
he much more ready to agree # thftjn
they were when the strike com
one of his oh -ci vet • w;,> killed :.iul
three others were wounded.
But lu* insists his services a< a
pianist were greater than as an avia
‘‘The hoys found a piano in a lei
man dugout,” he ay.. “We lugged
it. back to our quarters and had a re
gular on-bestra, what with a piano,
1 a violin, a ukulele and a banjo.
“Tlu* only way I got in aviation to
begin with was heeatt e I looked so
IllUeh like a sissy they wouldn’t lal.e
me m Ih** infantry. So when I told
'em I Wanted to In- a flyer. llu*v Wore
im , long lift iI ed musician I was a
piani t he lore the war could be an
oll'ieer, but they let tm* try and
f otnehow I pas ed the examination.”
Erwin brought down eleven German
planes, seven of them in tlu* thirty
day preceding the at mist ice.
Scared In Death
" M'rnid, I wa ; eared fo death all
tin* lime.’ 1 lu* laughs. "Funny, but
tlu* worst flight conic right after
! you leave the ground. Many a time
I \va so scared I had to gu seven or
eight miles l.to I. behind our lines
and circle around for a while before
I I could get up eon i age to g,i ~ul over
in. man's land.”
Erwin is emplial ically in accord
i with < oloni'l .Mitchell's demand for
; a itui I’iml ai r se r\ ice.
i “There's no mote reason for put
ting ground oll'ieer. over aviators
• than in getting a grizzly hear to
j teach young eagles how to fly." he
i asserts. “But time sifter time, at the
i front, I saw men take command who
had absolutely no experience in fly
i ing. You know, tlu* Germans wore
!in command of the air at Ghatoau
] Thierry, at Somnic-Ai ih* and at the
last battle of the Marne.”
Ei win’s father lives in Chicago.
; Before tin* war the boy was in the
' University of Chi. ago. and was al
| ready canting a living in the summer
* months, as a pianist.
Chauffeur Tells Police He Was
Hired io Kill Her Aged
Hollywood, Cnl., \ov. 7. U P) -
Mis. Nellie 15. Fortum. 1 , (10, said to be
well to do, is under arrest here to
day charged with having plotted with
two taxicab drivers for the murder
of her sister-in-law, Gertrude For
tune, 78. She is alleged to have told
| the two chauffeurs, to whom she
pioinised SSOO, that Miss Fortune
“tr°t on her nerves.”
The arrest was based,on informa
tion {riven to police by George Tones,
who said he took a $25 initial pay
ment frdm Mrs. Fortune, and was to
have received SSOO when he had de
coyed Miss Fortune into his car,
i chloroformed her and left her some-
I where in the hills to die of exposure.
| The other taxidriver, said to have
I received offers of money from Mrs.
i Fortune, is- being sought by police.
! The elderly suspect declined to
I discuss the charge against her.
Berlin. —Regular airplane service
j hot ween Berlin and Tokyo is plan
ned for next year. The route will
he acyooS east Europe and Asia. It
is expected that the distance will be
covered in five jays’ travel.
j S;k -ial Klccticn St*t IVr Same Time as North Dakota’s Next
Frimarv Kkctien as a Mailer of Economy,
Governor Says in Statement
! S< me Hold This Will Not lie Lillint; a Vacancy While Others
Uontend That the Governor’s Action Is a
Compliance With the Law
Governor A. G. Sorlie today called a special election to
be held .him* .”>D. 1920. to select a successor to the late Sen
ator E. K. Ladd. June 2.0 is the date of the regular North
Dakota primary election.
In a statement accompanying l his proclamation calling
the special senatorial election next June, Governor Sorlie
said: "St* far as I can see no one is sutl’ering for lack of a
senator. There has been no demand from Washington that
t hev need a senator there.
“Neither lias there been any strong demand for a sen
ator front this stale. T'liis is a business administration amt
one of tht> first principles of business is economy. We are
practicing in North Dakota the same principles of economy
which have proved popular in the nation."
May Still Appoint
IJy calling tlu* special election for the same day as the
legular primary ejection. Governor Sorlie has practically
cfminatcd the possibility that he will appoint someone to
take the place made vacant J*y Senator Ladd’s death. H<
said, however, he does not admit that he couldn’t make an
appo’ntnicnt if he wanted to do so and added that it was
baiely possible that he might make an appointment yet.
liis action in calling a special election “simultaneously
with the tnsuing regular primary election.” had been dis
cussed hy political leaders throughout the state but had been
given little serious cynsiileration. Earlier this week the
governor was advised bv some of his friends to call a special
session of the legislature and ask that body to pass legisla
tion giving him the power to appoint a man to fill the va
Following receipt by the executive during the late sum
mer of a letter from Senator Moses of New Hampshire, ad
vising hint that he had no power under the state law to
make an appointment and urging him to call a special elec
tion. Die view was taken by legal authorities in many parts
of the state that Moses’ view was correct. The governor
has never directly admitted the truth of this contention
Legal Status Questioned
The legal status of tlu* governor’s action was in doubt
hero today. A member of the supreme court, in discussing
the possibility of a special election to lie called simultane
ously with the regular primary election, recently expressed
tlu* view that such an action could not be construed as com
plying with the mandate of the state constitution with re
gal’d to tlu* tilling of vacancies, pointing out that it would
not he tilling a vacancy but would rather be electing a new
In view of the fact that tin* successful candidate at th*
.Juno election will take olliee immediately, however, friends
of the governor insist that liis action is a compliance wiih
the provisions of tlu* const it ill ion.
State Taxes So Ear Collected
This Year Are 01.25 Fer
Cent of Total Lew
Tax collections for 1925 to date are
more than cijjht per cent jrrenter than
for the first Ift months of 1921, fig
ures in the office of# State Auditor
John Steen show.
The total state levy for 1921, which
means the taxes collected this year,
was $1,588,824.74 and up to November
I there had been collected $2,81 ft,H2B.-
25 or 61.25 per cent of the total.
In 1924, when tin* total levy to be
collected was $4,013,359.15, the slate
had received only 53.09 per cent on
November 1.
Collections for October of this year
also were greater than for October
of last year, Steen’s figures' show
tlie totals beinn' $189,024.06 a- com
pared with $159,135.52.
Uomparajive Figures
Total state tax collected annually
since 1922 and to date in 1925 are
shown in a table compiled by Steen.
As jriven in the table the figures for
11*21 represent collections made in
1922 just as the uncompleted figures
for 1924 represent the amount col
lected to date in 1925. Table follows:
Year Tl. St. Levy Tl. Col. IVt.
1921 . $1,655,706.10 $4,481,431.98 96.25
1922 . . 4,765,284.41 4,583,388.4*} >.*6.18
1923 .. 4,013,359.15 3,843.768.69 95.77
1924 (10 months)
4,588,824.74 2,810,828.25 61.25
Man Found Dead
in Refrigerator
Car at Mandan
Mundan, N. D., Nov. 7. l/P)— An
unidentified man was found in a re
frigerator ear last night by one of
the Northern “Pacific icing crews. He*
had apparently been smothered to
death. Coroner J. K. Kcnnclly called
a coroner’s inquest for this afternoon.
A hook still in existence is Bax
ter’s “Call to the Uncovertcd.” It
was written in Indian tongue and
later translated by John Eliot, “In
dian Apostle,” in 1064.
Tlu* Nominal ions
Ibe special clociii.n rail provide
that candidate i«. he \ut.ed or at lit.
special election shall l.e nominated
by petition or l.y party convention as
provided in t tie state political code.
Although no definite date- have been
set for such conventions it has been
the custom to bold them in Fet*ru-
Among candidates who are I*<*l l <*v«*,|
to be preparing to enter the race "or
tin* nomination at tho primary n*vt
June are L. B. Hanna of Fargo end
li. A. Nestos of Minot, both of whom
arc opposed to the Nonpartisan
The I’roclaniation
Tlie text of the governor's proclam
ation follows: “Whereas a vacancy
exists in wile office of United State
senator from the state of North Da
kota because of the death of tlu* Hon
orable Edwin J*'. Ladd, one of the duly
elected senators from this state. Now.
therefore, 1, A. G. Sorlie, governor
of North Dakota, do hereby proclaim
and call a special election to be h *ld
on Wednesday, June 3*), 1926, simul
taneously with the ensuing rcgu'at
primary election in each precinct in
each county of the state of North Da
kota for tlu* election of a United
States senator to fill out the unex
pired term of the late Senator Ed
win F. Ladd, which term expires on
March 4, 1927.
“The nominations of candidates to
be voted for at said special election
shall be made either by petition or
by convention pursuant to the provi
sions of section 501 of the political
code of North Dakota of the year
“Let,the public and the election of
ficials of the state of North Dakota
take due notice hereof and act ac
“Dated at the eapitol in the city
of Bismarck, this seventh day of No
vember, A. I). 1925, and given under
my hand the great seal of tlu* state
of North Dakota.”
New York, N. Y., Nov. 7.—OP) -
The actual condition of clearing
house banks and Trust companies for
the week shows a deficit in reserve
of $7,943,220. This is a decrease of
$40,210,420 compared with last week
whop excess reserve of $32,267,200
was reported.
Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov, 7.
(A*) —The steamer Hamonic, which
lost its propeller in Thursday night’s
storm on Lake Superior and was
adrift helplessly f0r,.18 hours, entered
the Canadian Lockai today, .After be
ing towed is.

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