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Oldest Newspaper ESTABLISHED 1873 Seventy-First Congress Meets Bannon Is Arrested in Missing Family Case WATFORD CITY HAN ' FAW CHARGE OF EMBEZZLING HOGS Foul Play to A. E. Haven Family One Theory Entertained by Officials HEARING SET FOR DEC. 5 Newspaper Man Asks Defendant 1 % to Spell Words Misspelled in Oregon Letter Watford City, N. D., Dec. I. Charles Bannon, 22, tenant on the farm of the A. E. Haven family which has been missing since last Febru ary, will face a preliminary hearing on Dec. 5 on a charge of embexale ment. Bannon is accused of em bezzling four hogs, alleged the prop erty of the Havens. . Sheriff C. A. Jacobson said today that he intendsethis week to make a search of the Schaffer vicinity in an effort to determine whether the family has met foul play. Bannon says he took the family to Williston last Feb. 10, so that they could go to the west coast He ex hibits a letter bearing the date ol Feb. 17 and signed Daniel Haven, a son, saying they were at Colton, Oregon, and would stay there for some time. At Colton the family has never been heard of. Bannon said the envelope, in which the letter was mailed, wore out in his pocket and was thrown away. Words Are Misspelled In the letter , among misspelled words are arrived, without ahead, planned, personal, property, and machinery. In the letter they are spelled “arived, with out, a head, planed, prosenll, propty, and mich enry.” A staff correspondent of the Minot Daily News visited Bannon in the county jail at Schafer Sunday and aj*|jJk*Uw, flome of fheee Bannon spelled them thus: “arived, a head, pland, porsenal porperty and michenry.” The letter which Bannon says he received in the mall from Daniel Haven, the same spelling being used as is contained in the communica tion, follows: Letter from Oregon Colton, Oregon, Feb. 17, 1980. “Dear Charles: “We all arived here safe with out much trouble. Have got a small place rented. Pop sure was tired when we get here and so he had me write for him. He says go a head and put the crop in as you and him planed half all crops including half calls all cream you pay our prosenll propty taxes for use of horses and michenry. “Mother is even more bad than when she was home and she has for gotten everything about home. Pop says we will stay away a year or so and if mother don’t get better will have (here a few words are hot decipherable due to dirt on letter) this fall. Pop wants to know how everything is and says hello to you. "As ever your friend, Daniel Haven. . Address your letters to Colton. Ore., Mr. Daniel Haven, Colton, Oregon, box 79.” Sheriff Jacobson and State’s Attor ney J. S. Taylor said today they have two major theories, one being the family may have met with foul play and the other that the family is not revealing its whereabouts while im provement in the health of Mrs. Haven is awaited. N. D. INDIANS WIN $2,169,168 VERDICT t » Court of Claims Makes Fort Berthold Indians Benefi ciaries in Case Washington, Dec. I.—(AP) —Three North Dakota Indian tribes were the beneficiaries of a $2,189,168 decision handed down by the court of claims today involving lands along the heart and Little Missouri rivers. The judgment held the Gros Ven tre, Arlckaree and Mandan tribes, known as the Fort Berthold Indians, had been recognized under the Lara mie treaty of 1851 as owning the country, but that subsequently certain property had been taken from them without compensation. The Northern Pacific railroad and settlers were held to have deprived the Indians of their land without compensation. New Bank Opened at Minnewaukan Today A new bank, the Benson County State bank, opened for business at Minnewaukan today, according to Gilbert Semingson, state bank exam iner. The new Institution is capital ised at $15,000; has a surplus of $lO,- 000 and undivided profits of $5,000. The board of directors are Martin Aas, New Rockford; C. 7. Pierson, Mlnneawankan. and M. N. Hayden, Minneapolis, Minn. Aas is president of the hew bank and Pierson, cashier. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE Goddard Sends Santa Claus Message Asking Him to Make Trip to Bismarck RADIOGRAM "I «OUoWl»lWimitl —l-r j'l'l Bismarck, N. D. , Dec. 1, 1930. Sants Claus, North Star Lodge, North Pole. Dear Santa: Hundreds of children from Bismarck and the Missouri Slope have written to me ask ing that you be invited to come to see them. They would like to get acquainted with you and I think the response to your recent radiogram is as warm and hearty as anyone could wish. Won’t you please come and bring one of your reindeer so that these good little boys and girls may get acquainted with you? Santa Claus has been invited to come to Bismarck. Above Is a copy of the radiogram sent him this morning by H. P. God dard, secretary of the Association of Commerce. % Last week Santa Claus sent Mr. Goddard a radiogram asking if the children of Bismarck and the Mis souri Slope wanted to see him. Mr. Goddard asked The Tribune to have children write to him expressing their desires. The radiogram was sent this morning in response to their appeals for a visit from “Good Saint Nick.” - This afternoon Mr. Goddard had no PIONEER DAKOTAN DIES OF MIES RECEIVED NOV. 11 Hana 01# Cund, BSI Valla io » Recover From Effect* of Automobile Accident Hans Ole Lund, 83, a pioneer resi dent of North Dakota, died at one o’clock Monday morning as the re sult of injuries sustained in an auto nv>bile accident on Armistice day. Mr. Lund, an inveterate walker, was struck by a motor car near the Western Baking company's plant and both legs were fractured below the knee. He had been under treatment at a local hospital since that time but failed to recover because of his ad vanced age. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. T. G. Plomasen, 506 West Rosser ave., with whom he had made his home since 1923. He also leaves a sister, living in Minnesota. . . Mr. Lund was bom at Gudbrans dallen, Norway, on March 28, 1847 and emigrated to America in 1870. After living for a number of years at Marrideen, Wls., he came to Valley City in 1882 where he followed his trade as a tailor. While there he was married in 1888, to Johanna Ode gaard. Mrs. Plomasen was their only child. In 1889 Mr. Lund moved to Fargo where he had a tailoring business. He remained there until he came to Bis marck to make his home with his daughter In 1923. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., Wednesday at the Trinity Lutheran chtfrch with Rev. O. 8. Rin dahl officiating. Four South Dakotans Killed in Week-end Airplane Accidents Mitchell. 8. D.. Dec. l.—</P)—Mis haps to persons who went into the air during the week-end caused the South Dakota death toll to stand at four today. Three persons, including a father, mother and eight-year-old son, were killed when a plane crashed here Sunday while another was Injured fatally in a fall Saturday. Robert French, 30 years old, his wife and the boy went aloft In his plane at the local airport. It fell 400 ferfb when French, a commercial pUot, was unable to regain control after what appeared to be a sharp bank. Glen Runcbey, 30, Madison, suffer ed a fractured skull when his plane fell 150 feet as be prepared to land. The ship went Into a tall spin, wit nesses said. Warsaw Man Who Won International Flax Title Awarded $250 Fargo, N. D., Dec. I.— (Jf'i —Joe J. Shoults, Warsaw, who woo the inter national flax seed championship at the International Hay and Grain show, also has won an added prize of $250 cash, offered by the Greater North Dakota association to any North Dakotan winning the honor. This is the second consecutive year Bhoults has won this championship and the third consecutive year it has been won by a North Dakotan. In 1628, H. A. Nelson, Fargo, was the winner, receiving a SI,OOO eash prize from the Greater North Dakota asso ciation. Last year Shoults' received an added prize of $250. H. P. GODDARD, Secretary, Association of Commerce. reply to his telegram but expressed the opinion that he would have one by tomorrow. He feels oertaln that Santa Claus, in view of his query, will consent to qiake the trip to Bismarck. Saint Nick probably la very busy Just now making preparations for Christ mas. Mr. Goddard said, but expressed confidence that Santa wiU send a re ply by tomorrow. He is sure that the reply will be favorable. 9 “Santa Claus started this thing and It is up to him to go through with it,” Mr. Goddard told The Tribune. “If he doesn’t come, hundreds of children will be disappointed 1 and T am sure Santa Claus thinks too much of the Confusion Arises Regarding Who Is Labor Secretary Washington, D«o. I.—There was confusion at the labor depart ment today as to who was secre tary-of labor, ilanjipae. / William N. Doak of Virginia ment through the form of taking the oath of office, with pictures being taken and the other usual formalities carried through. In quirers were told he was actually secretary of labor and his prede cessor, Senator-elect James J. Da vis, said he (Doak) has “assumed the office.” It developed, however, that the resignation of Davis was written to become effective when he be came senator from Pennsylvania. His assumption of the senatorship is being held up pending further inquiry by the Nye committee into his campaign expenditures. Yet another complication was provided by an understanding at the labor department that Doak could not be sworn until his ap pointment was confirmed by the senate. DAVIS NOT PRESENT IN MESS TODAY Junior Senator-Eleet From Penneylvania to Await Campaign Probe Washington, Dec. I.— UP) —James J. Davis failed to present himself to the senate today to be sworn as senator from Pennsylvania. Meanwhile. Chairman Nye reiter ated the campaign funds committee would inquire further into reports of additional expenditures In the Penn sylvania Republican primary, and would ask Davis to step aside if he appeared to be sworn in before the committee completed its investiga tion. His committee held a lengthy fore noon session and prepared * report for submission to the senate only In event it was called for. Senator Nye said he had been in formed by an Investigator sent to Harrisburg yesterday that expendi tures of $195,000 were made over the original $168,000 reported as having been spent in behalf of the Davis- Brown ticket. Francis Shunk Brown was defeated by Gifford Plnehot for the Republi can gubernatorial nomination. Hear ings on the Pennsylvania situation will be held by the Nye committee this week, probably Wednesday. . Cemetery of Hitherto Unknown Giant Race of Men Said Located in Mexico Tucson, Aria., Dec. l.~roP>—Discov ery of remains of what was believed to be a hitherto unknown race of giants has been disclosed by J. E. Coker, of Sayopa, Sonora, a mining town 300 miles south of the Mexican border. Coker, a mining engineer, said la borers clearing ranch land near the Yaqui river In the vicinity of Bayopa dug into an old cemetery where bod ies of men averaging eight feet Id height were found burled tier on tier. The heads of the ancient skeleton. 1 I BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1,1930 children and of his good name among them to disappoint them. “I will feel more certain about it, of course, when I get a reply, because the demands on Santa Claus’ time Just now must be heavy. “However, I am hopeful that he will be able to make the trip so that the children of Bismarck and the Mis souri Slope country may have a chance to see him.” The Tribune has arranged with Mr. Goddard to let It know Just ss soon as Santa Claus sends his next message. As soon as it Is received it will be printed iq The Tribune so tliat our little friends may read it. SPIES COMPLAINS FARGO GETS REST OF SNOWPLOW DEAL Say* Plenty of Machine* in Eastern End of State; None Near Bismarck Complaint that Fargo apparently being favored over Bismarck with regard to the removal of snow from highways was made to the Lions club Monday by Joseph Spies, local dairy man. * Describing a trip to Winnipeg, Spies said the road from Bismarck to Fargo was very poor on the down ward trip but were much better in Minnesota b/tween Fargo and Win nipeg. On the return trip. Spies said, the roads from Fargo to a point west of Jamestown were good. He met two snowplows but saw no need for them, he said. At Steele, however, he found the road almost Impossible because of heavy snowdrifts and learned that a snowplow had come out to a point west of Jamestown and had then re turned. Plenty of Snowplows “They were plenty of snowplows down around Fargo where they didn’t need them but none up this way where there was work for them to do,” Spies said. “It looks like Fargo must have a pull as against Bismarck when It comes to keeping their roads open.” Fred Peterson said the highway department has organized mainten ance divisions and that snowplows from one division are not permitted to work in another division. Spies disclosed that his car struck a slippery spot In the road on the return trip and turned over three timqs but that no one was Injured and the car was only slightly dam aged. The accident occurred between Winnipeg and Fargo, he said. Ed Klein and Bob Melville were named members of the Christmas committee, of which Spies is chair man, and will have charge of erecting the municipal Christmas tree. The Association of commerce will provide the decorations for the tree. (Continued on page seven) Robbers Get SIB,BOO In Cincinnati Holdup Cincinnati, 0., Dec. I.— (JP) —Two men obtained SIB,BOO in cash today by holding up three employes of a Cincinnati street railway money truck. Police at first were told an Ameri cas Railway Express company truck had been robbed. Coker said, were especially large. Carved native stone bracelets were found on the bones. Besides the bodies, Coker said, the crudest kind of stone weapons and Implements were buried. After the first skeleton was un earthed owners of the ranch re doubled efforts to excavate the cem etery. Coker said when he left Say opa the work still was in progress. The first tier of bones was found only a few feet from the surface of the ground. POLITICAL ANTI’S IN VALLEY OF RED SEEK NEW DSES 1 Talk of Third Republican Fac tion Heard as Newcomers Joust With Old Guard SUCCESSFUL IN CAVALIER Grand Forks and Fargo Also Offer Evidence of Move ment’s Strength (By Tribane Staff Man) Fargo, N. D., Dec. I.—Drastic changes in the Norfe Dakota political order of things may be expected If a Moses can be found to lead the way. One gathers this Impression during conversations with the men who are doing things politically in the eastern part of the state. Just what changes will be If the needed leadership appears is not oer taln. The men who are agitating for It do not know themselves. But one thing is sure. It will be a change and will bring to the political scene an en tirely new set of figures. Everywhere one goes in the Red River Valley he hears talk of a re alignment—of a third Republican faction which may be Injected into the affairs of the party in North Da kota. TO many persons this is a far more important thing than the con trol by the I. V. A. faction of the state government won at the last election. If the talk turns Into action it will mean a revision of the political scheme as widespread as that wrought by the appearance on the political stage of the Nonpartisan League. Nonpartisans Appear Content It is significant that the agitation for a change In the existing order does not come from Nonpartisans. Generally speaking, they are regarded as almost as politically content as the L V. A.’s, what with two senatorablps, one congressman and a fair propor tion of state offices. Instead, it has originated and grown large in the minds of persons who have been LV. A.’a for lot these many years. It amounts to a severe schism In the I. V. A. ranks and ap parently the break is irreconcilable. A cursory survey of the situation reveals that already the movement against the “existing order” has had some success. The city government of Fargo is controlled by men imbued with this new idea of political recon struction. Two members of the house of rep resentatives were elected this fall from Cavalier county primarily on the (Continued on page nine) Bismarck Bishop to Attend Requiem for Archbishop Dowling St. Paul, Minn., Dec. I.— (lP)—The Right Rev. Thomas A. Welch, bishop of Duluth, Mlnh., will celebrate the pontifical mass of requiem at 10 a. m. Thursday for Archbishop Austin Dowling, of the St. Paul diocese of the Roman Catholic church, who died Saturday. The services will be held at the St. Paul cathedral. The sermon will be preached by the Most Rev. John T. McNichols, O. P., archbishop of Cin cinnati, formerly bishop of Duluth. The Right Rev. James P’Reilly, bishop, Fargo. N. D., who is the senior suffragan bishop of the metropolitan see of St Paul, will officiate at Cal vafy cemetery here, where interment will take place immediately following the mass. The eight suffragan bishops of the metropolitan province of St. Paul, who will be present, Include: Bishop Welch of Duluth, Bishop Joseph F. Busch of St. Cloud, Bishop Timothy Corbett of Crookston, Bishop Francis M. Kelly of Winona, Bishop Vincent Wehrle of Bismarck, N. D., Bishop O’Reilly of Fargo, N. D., Bishop J. J. Lawler of Lead, S. D., and Bishop Bernard Mahoney of Sioux Falls, S. D. Hope Abandoned for Safety of Mrs. J. M. Keith-MUler, Flier Havana, Dec. I.—(A s )—All hope has been abandoned here for the -afety of Mrs. J. M. Kelth-Miller, Australian avlatrix. Mrs. Keith-MUler who made a flight from Pittsburgh to Havana dis appeared Friday on a return flight from Havana to Miami, Florida. Trapped Miner Fed Through Air Tube Dortmund, Germany, Dec. I.—(ffV Deep underground in a cavity of a coal mine near Kastrop lies a miner buried 72 hours in a collapse of a gallery but stUl alive and being fed through an air tube. The gallery caved in Friday noon, engulfing two men who were given up for lost untU after 36 hours when one of them was able to communicate through an air tube that he was not hurt. MUk and beef tea are being admin istered to him by means of compress ed air, he being able to catch the food in his shoe. It is believed he can be saved but his companion is thought to be dead. | ‘Mother’ Jones Dies at Age of 100 Mary “Mother” Jones, for 60 years a potent figure in labor circles, died last night. Above is an artist's sketch of the staunch little woman, drawn during her last months. * * * ‘Mother Jones/ Militant Friend of Labor, Is Dead Holmes Will Not Be Arrested Until He Can Leave Hospital John Holmes, blacksmith, who Is recovering In a hospital here from a gunshot wound inflicted during his capture by a posse after he had run amuck in the town of Wing on Armis tice night, will not be arrested for the murder of George Piepkom, deputy sheriff, until he leaves the hospital, George S. Register, Burleigh county state’s attorney, said today. Register said Holmes already was under arrest and guard at the hospi tal as the result of his assault on Gus Anderson, Wing shoemaker, and nothing was to be gained In serving a warrant on Holmes at this time. OPENING DAY SEES MANY NEW RILLS Senator Robinson Would Loan $60,000,000 to Drought- Stricken Farmers Washington. Dec. Hardly had congress come together today be fore senators and representatives alike began sending numerous and varied legislative proposals down that long and difficult path which but few survive. There was one that seemed assured of success, however, a bill by Senator Robinson-Democratic leader—for $60,000,000 to be advanced as loans for seed and feed to drought suffer ing farmers. A Democrat also will sponsor it in the house, and Republi can cooperation for enactment is practically a certainty. A permanent commission “dealing exclusively with the problem of main taining the best conditions in indus try and keeping working men per manently employed," was called for in a bill by Representative Ludlow, Democrat, Indiana. An international celebration in Los Angeles upon completion of the Boulder Canyon project in 1937 was proposed in a resolution by Repre sentative Swing, Republican, Califor nia. A bill to authorize construction of a $35,000 highway along the south shore of Lake Superior was intro duced by Representative Peavey, Re publican, Wisconsin. Peavey will outline the project to the Indian bureau tomorrow and ex pects a report by the Christmas holi days. Representative Summers, Republi can. Washington, introduced a oIU to authorize a $1,000,000 loan fund for farmers in crop failure areas of his state. A war against the racketeer was proposed in a bill Introduced by Rep resentative Woodruff, Republican, Michigan, invoking the powers of the federal government to aid states in curbing interstate activities of gang sters. GERMANS HURT IN RIOTS Berlin, Dec. I—(lP) —Nearly fifty persons were Injured, one person was killed and many were arrested 4n an unusual series of week-end political riots and brawls all over Germany. Staunch Defender of Working Man Closet Eyes on 100 Years of Life Washington, Dec. I.—(J*)—Mary “Mother” Jones is no more. The staunch little defender of the work ing man last night closed her eyes on a hundred years of throbbing life. It was her body that failed under the pressure of time, for the spirit which had carried her through the battles of Union Labor was militant still. Only one friend was with her in the still hour of midnight when her heart ceased its feeble beat. She stirred slightly on her bed and then lay still. Mrs. Walter Burgess, who had harbored and tended her in the retirement of the final years, bent over and saw it was the end. From her little country cottage on the outskirts of the capltol, word went out that brought sorrow to the thousands upon thousands who have surrounded the little Irish woman with a halo of near-salnthood. Falling For Year Many times the end had been ex pected during the past year as she gradually ceased to be able to take nourishment. Last May 1 she cele brated her one hundredth birthday. It was a quiet occasion but it mark ed the ending of a long hostility be tween her and the almost-as-ancient John D. Rockefeller, who once had her put in Jail. William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor said of her death: "The loss sustained cannot be mea sured and the service she rendered will never be surpassed or excelled. The hearts of the men and women of labor are very sad.” "Mother" Jones was for more than 60 years one of the most forceful and militant personalities with which cap ital and labor had to deal. Wherever strikes and labor troubles were fiercest, there was "Mother” Jones in her little black bonnet and with her biting, eloquent tongue. She had the power to make men follow her, even sometimes against the dic tates of higher-ups in the labor world. Bhe started out in the 70 s cham pioning the cause of the laborer, to secure for him beter working and liv ing conditions. Nothing stopped her or turned her back, whether it was militia or governors. Her activities were most spectacular in the mines of Colorado, the coal fields of West Virginia and the cotton mills of the South. "Mother" Jones saw plenty of hard ship and trouble in her early years and the conflicts of the American working man appealed both to her sympathies and her love of dating. She was born in Cork, Ireland, May 1, 1830. Her father, Richard Harris, an Irish agitator, came to America and obtained a job with a railroad con (Continued on page nine) cufcisrAv*? The Weather Increasing cloudiness, probably Hghl snow tonight or Tuesday. Warmer. PRIGS FIVE CENTS G.0.P.-DEMOCRAIIC TRUCE MOMENTARILY HIDES CONTROVERSY Robinson and Hoover Yesterday Beached Partial Agree- 4 ment on Relief DAVIS SEATING DELAYED President’s Decision to Submit World Court Issue Rankles Some Leaders Washington, Dec. I.— (fP) —The final session of the seventy-first congress convened today with much hand clasping among the legislators within the capitol and fighting between communists and police on the out side. Opening prayers, the calling of the roll and appointment of com mittees to notify the president con gress was ready to do business con stituted the only business. Six demonstrators were arrested in disorders which followed a foray by police into banner-bearing commun ists who were headed for the senate and house galleries. The demon strators were dispersed with the aid of tear bombs. The day was one for brief formal ities, as usual, with a political truce between the leaders momentarily hiding the controversies to be faced before March 4. Republicans and Democrats alike have placed the first emphasis on legislation to alleviate unemployment and to help fanners who suffered by the drought. Friends of the legislators, visitors from distant states and nations crowded both the senate and house galleries as Vice President Curtis and Speaker Longworth were welcomed back to the presiding positions. The first busines was seating of new members. The rest of the pro gram was confined to each branch notifying the other it had met, and the sending of a committee so to notify President Hoover. Opened At Noon Promptly at 12 o’clock. Vice Presi dent Curtis rapped for order in the senate and announced the Rev. Z. B. Phillips, chaplain, who offered pray er. The opening roll call was then ordered and the senate members, re united for the first time since the close of the arduous days of a long term and special session last July, mingled to shake hands. Condolences were mixed, for seven members failed of reelectlon and (Continued on page nine) TWO MUM TRIALS SLATED THIS WEEK Anna Kummer, Anamoose, and Lewis Larson, Divide Coun ty, Face Counts Minot, N. D., Dec. I.— (JP) —Two murder trials, one of a young wom an and the other a man, commence at Towner and Crosby, respectively, this week. At Towner this afternoon, Miss Anna Kummer, 21, Anamoose, is scheduled to enter a plea of not guil ty to a charge of first degree murder in connection with the slaying of her father last April 28. Her attorney announced that temporary insanity will constitute the defense. Lewis Larson, Divide county farm er, will go on trial at Crosby Tuesday afternoon before Judge John C. Lowe, Minot, on a charge of murdering his neighbor. Peter Moe. Larson admits the slaying but says it was done in self-defense. Larson entered a plea of not guilty before Judge Lowe about two weeks ago. The trial of Miss Kummer is ex pected to start at Towner Wednes day. FATHER OF SPEAKER TRATNOR SUCCUMBS Peter Traynor, 73, Prominent Farmer in Ramsey County and Pioneer Devils Lake, N. D., Dec. I.—(JF) Peter Traynor, 73, father of Edwin Traynor, speaker of the North Da kota house of representatives, died In a local hospital Sunday following an operation Saturday. Mr. Traynor, prominent farmer in this section, homesteaded in Bergen township, Ramsey county, Dakota territory, in 1884, and at the time of his death had extensive farm land holdings. He was born in county Armagh, Ireland, and came to America in 1881, settling in Indiana for a year. He went to Grand Forks county in 1882. The following year he married Miss Sarah O’Hara, Grand Forks, and the couple moved to Ramsey county in 1884. Besides his son, Speaker Edwin Ttay nor, he leaves his widow and one brother, Thomas Traynor, of Rolette county. Funeral services will be held in the Catholic church at Starkweather Tuesday morning. ‘COLONEL SATAN* NEXT New York, Dec. I.—(AV-"Colonel Satan," a play by Booth Tarkington, is to be produced. It deals with "ro mantic episodes in the life of a fa mous American in France in 1811."