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Urges That League Adminis
tration Has Reached End of
its Rope and Eventually
Will Hang Itself.
Fargo, March 11.—A statement,
probably reflecting the general in
dependent sentiment, as expressed
today relative to a recall election in
North Dakota was published Monday
in the Forum. The statement said:
Final decision as to wnether or
not a, recall election will be held dur
ing the coming summer will be .left
to the convention which will meet in
Devils Lake this month.
Any division there may be in the
ranks ot' the independent voters of
•North Dakota on the question of a.
recall election, certainly is nothing
more than an honest difference of
opinion1as to the wisdom of the
All have the same ultimate aim—
the permanent restoration of a sane
government in the state, and the
ending for all time of our political
warfare and bitter class differences
here in North Dakota. The question
of whether or not a recall election
should be held at this time is there
fore purely a question of policy.
Considered purely from the stand
point of policy, The Forum would
respectfully call to the attention of
the delegates to the coining conven
tion, the following facts:
1. TJu3 power of the present ad
ministra™on to harm this state is
virtually at an end. It cannot run
us very far into debt as long as it
is unable to sell the authorized
bonds, and there is no sign that it
will be more successful in selling
bonds in the future than it has been
That being the case. It
no further than it has gone
with the mill and elevator, the Home
builders' association or the bank
activities. The whole program is at
a standstill.
power of the Bank of North
to harm the other banks of
the state has been exhausted, and
is nothing more to fear from
the administration in this respect.
Tlie Hank
power to
Dakota is .so
approaching completo liquid­
ation that
significant factor
From the foregoing, it will be
seen that no further permanent
harm can come to the state by de
laying a recall election. We can al
ways raise enough money ill some
way to keep our prison and insane
asylum open, and the present ad
ministration is powerless to under
mine the real prosperity of the state
iurther. It can't pass any more
laws it can't destroy the fertility
of our soil it can't plunge us deep
ly in debt unless it sells bonds and
it can't harm any more banks or
financially embarrass any more in
dividuals or corporations.
Moreover, the recall election cer
tainly cannot succeed unless the in
dependent voters of the state are
united in its favor. The Forum be
lieves that they are united as never
beiore, in their desire ta "make a
clean job" of our socialistic de
bauch, but they certainly are not
united in the belief that the tlbie for
the housecleaning has arrived or
that the recall is the Way to go about
it. Undoubtedly there are enough
staunch independent voters who
question1" the wisdom of t^e recall
not as a matter of principle but as
a mere question of the wiser policy
—to in (ike its success doubtful. That
being tlui' case. it would be folly tb
risk the r|ght »t this time..
Therefore the independent* can
well afford to emulate tlie adminis
tration and "sit tight". It is "their:
•move", not ours, ..
1 1
Lob Angeles, Cal., ^arch/l-O.^a-It
was announced today -that, W. S.,
Hart, the movie' star/ aiid Jane No
vqk, also }n fhe ^oWeS,life «f#&ged
viojini. married!:
t*W "y^
W -WK -V
very in­
at ^oiiywood. JWiWaSSi
speaking tat Mr, laid th« ramer
was unfouhded.
"The fact that Miss Jane Novak
is now working with me," Hart said,
"and the fact that I have a great ad
miration for the lady, as well as a
very high opinion of her ability -as
an actreftfi, probably has given rise
to the present rumor*, Whl$h. tih
fortunately lor me, are jpofeiUvely
n o u e
New York, March .10.—(Sjfetiitl).
Buster Keaton, sctaeh comedftn, is
coming east from Los Angeles the
liatter part of April to Arrange tor
his marriage With Mils Natfclie Ifel
madge, youngest) of the three sis
ters who are prominent on the
screen. Keatfitt iB convalescing af
tera fracture of a leg received while
working/on a picture a short time
ago. It will be the first time in
three years that Miss TalmaOge and
Mr. Keaton, whose engagement was
announced a few weeks tCgo, have
seen each other.
March 15.
Mrs. F. M. Wanner and County
Supt. Harriett Perry leave tonight
for Fargo to attend the annual meet
ing of the Women'^ Christian Tem
perance Union of North Dakota,
which will be in session tomorrow
and Thursday. The meetings will
be held in the First Presbyterian
chusch. Mrs. Wanner is state vice
president and will speak on "Blaz
ine the trial for the workers." The
Russian problem in North Dakota
will be discussed by Miss Perry.
Mesdaihes E S. Bordwell and Ne
cia Buck will go down in the morn
ing. Mrs. Bordwell, who is state sec
retary of the L. T. L, will speak on
the work of oiie L. T. L. and Mrs.
Buck on Moving Pictures Menace.
Mrs. John Schmitt, who is a dele
gate to the ahqual meeting of the
Royal Neighbors at Grahd Forks will
attend the Thursday session of the
W. C. T. U. meeting. All women
whether members of the W. C. T. U.
or not who are interested in Ameri
canization and child welfare are
in the banking
situation. It no longer
has the
embarrass any banks but
the socalled "league", banks for all
have put their affairs in such
shape that they are prepared for any
demands the state bank may make.
As a matter of fact the condition of
the small banks in North Dakota
has been showing a very steady and
rapid improvement for the last 60
days and they are no longer worry
ing about what the Bank of North
Dakota can do or will do.
3. It will take from two to .three
months for the situation as regards
public finances to "come to a head".
The liquidation of the Bank of North
Dakota must continue for another
few weeks before it reaches the
point where there is nothing left
but "frozen funds" and the admin
istration will then no longer be able
to conceal the truth. "When the
total footings of the Bank of North
Dakota reach $8,000,000 to $9,000,
000 from the present mark of $14,
000,000 it will cease to be a bank,
ami will become nothing but a finan
cial icehouse, with $7,000,000 of
"frozen assets" and $2,000,000 of
"wind" for capital.
4. If a recall election were held
and were successful, the new officers
would be assuming their duties at
just about the time the state's trou
bles were "coming to a head". The
new officers WQuld be given the
blame for the results of all of the
bad government and economic dam
phulery of the last four years.
5. Anrl the new officers, even if
the recall election were a complete
success for the independents, would
be powerless to enact any new legis
lation and get it into effect in less
than a yoar. They would have/to
work with present laws and take all
the blame for past mistakes for an
entire year before they would have
an opportunity to put their own
plahs into effect.
Grand Forks, March 14.—A sur
vey of the. average value per acre of
farm lands in this state made by the
U. S. Departmentof Agriculture Bur
eau at Grand Forks shows the fol
lowing values for the different class
es of lands. Value per acre of poor
plow lands March 1st, 1921, $30,00,
1920-J$31.00, 1919-$27.50 good
plow lands, 1921-$49.00, 1920-$49.
00, 1919-$43.00 all plow lands,
1921-$42.00, 1920-143.00, 1919
$37.00 all farm lands with improve
ments, 1921-$50.00, 1920-J50.00,
1919-$43.00 all farm lands without
improvements, 1921-$40.00, 1920
$40.00, 1919-135.00.
According to the returns from an
inquiry covering cash rents for ty
pical rented farms, the average cash
rent per acre for such farms for the
state is shown to be about $3.00 per
acre. The average value of rented
farms for the state is reported to be
$48.00 per acre.
T. S. Halligan and H. P.. Taylor
were at Fargo Wednesday to attend
the annual meeting of the North
Dakota Master Plumbers associa
tion, which closed Wednesday even
ing with a banquet at the Fargo
Commercial club. H. R. Williams
of Minneapolis, was the principal
speaker at the dinner.
Leif Henning of Fargo was chosen
as president ot the association for
the coming year, tho other olficers
being1 as follows: Robert Springs
of Grand Forks, vice president J.
L. 'Hulting, Grand Forks, secretary
treasurer. These offices with M.
Barr of Mayville and T. S. Halligan
of Jamestown form the board of
Among the speakers at the con
vention were C. J. Greenberg of
Evansville, Ind., and T. J. Malloy of
Chicago, the latter speaking on the
"Take A Bath Every ibay" cam
paign, and termed the bath room a
health room.
V '. i
'Minot, March 9.—Old MM Gloom
will face the flribg siuad at Minot
on Saturday afternoon. The execu
tion win be a hotoWnrthy *j?e£ta£te
and the tragic' affair will take place
between 4 aid 5 ,p. inv Ifctiwe rtihe
execution there wiil ^iB .-a pafttde
prppottionate .to jine gravity of the
oceaBidn. The school icMiiteo Will
attend th*
..Saturday afternoon tttovie
?de and the Boy £coii.ts wiU alSo fee
ih. line as Veil Ugh 6c9&61
bbn4 ahd drtttt coir|ii^.^
The affair is expected to kttri^ct a
crowd,of visitors the «urr»|iad
Jtfg couhtfry.
bnll£ neasd^ on May Mux
o e n o a y W e k e 8
ed and urged to attend the Fargo
meetings. All members of the W. C.
are entertained on the Har­
vard plan.
Miss Anna A. Gordon of Evanstou,
111, president of the National Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union,,
and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Perkins of
Ann Arbor, Mich., national director
of the department of child welfare,
will be honor guests. Mrs. Frank
Beasley of iFairdale is conference
secretary, and Mrs. Walter R. Reed
of Fargo will have the
charge. Mrs. Elizabeth Preston An
derson will occupy the chair.
AlMibnt Attorney. General
Hold* Nfcw Decision Per
mits B. of N. D. to Garni
shee About Five Hundred
Private Banks For Re-de
posits—-Administration Ac
tion Awaited.
Bismarck', N. D. Mar. 16.-—(Spec
ial) Possibility of "reprisals" by the
Bank of North Dakota, as a result
of the decision of the supreme court
permitting the garnishment of funds
of the bank, is seen in a statement
made by W. A. Anderson, assitsant
attorney general, with respect to
the decision.
"Heretofore banks have been sup
posed to be exempt in the process of
garnishment but with this construc
tion of the law it would permit the
Bank of North Dakota to garnishee
about 500 banks which have failed
to meet the demands of the Bank of
North Dakota for payment of rede
posits," Mr. Anderson said.
According to Mr. Anderson the
supreme court of North Dakota has
held in the past that banks are not
subject to garnishment. The decis
ion, therefore, opens the way for
actions against private llanWp, he
Officials generally continued si
lent on the affect of the decision, a
waitihg action by the Industrial
One of the most salient features
bf the effect of the decision that the
state of North Dakota imparts noiie
of it prerogatives to the Bank of
North Dakota was pointed out in
legal circles. The constitutional
debt limit of the state is $2,000,000,
and the law guaranteeing the de
posits of the Bank of North Dakota,
if it is considered a semi-private in
stitution, is held to be unconstiution
Dishonors Checks
Drawn For Widows
of Dead Workmen
Vismarc-k, X. i)., March 15.
Although payments to injurtMl
workmen out of the fund of
nearly a million dollars floated
nntler the workmen's com
pensation act hiv being licld up
by the Bank of North Dakota,
the bureau is determined to
form employers to put more
moneyinto the fund.
It was announced that about
OO suits have been instituted
by the bureau against employ
ers in various parte,
of the state
to iforce payment of levies
made upon them.
Many addition actions of like
nature .are still to be filed, ac
cording to bureau officials.
Tho breaking down of the
Bank of North Dakota has re
sulted in checks drawn for the
widows of dead workmen, or
or injured workmen themselv
es, being dishonored by tlie
bank' within tlie last fcta days.
Bismarck, N. D. March 14.—Slate
officials responsible for the conduct
of the Bank of North Dakota are to
day confronted with the gravest cris
is they have yet had to deal with,
this situation growing out of the su
preme court decision that the bank
is a private institution and subject
to laws governing institutions of
that character.
Two members of the industrial
commission, Governor Frazier and
Attorney General Lerake, are not in
Bismarck today, nor have they been
here since the decision was announ
Mr. Lemke's view of the decision
is conveyed in a press dispatch from
Minneapolis, where he spoke Satur
day afternoon. Interview in Min
neapolis, Mr. Lemke was quoted as
saying: "The supreme court could
not find the Bank of North Dakota
a private institution without stulti
fying itBelf."
1,800 Registered Checks
There are more than 1,300 regis
tered checks in the Bank of North
Dakota at this time. These checks
have been presented for payment,
but the bank has refused to pay
them. Instead, they have been regis1
tered in the order that they were
presented, and they draw 6 percent
interest under the industrial com
tnissioii's order.
The checks that have been regis
tered have been drawn Upon funds
deposited in the state bank, but
Vhich have been used by the ba'nk
for other purposes and are not now
Available for the purpose for which
they were intended.
Other Obligations
Among the heavy obligations of
the bank in addition to this loan is
the statft apportionment fund for
schools, amounting to $300,000.
This apportionment was certified by
the department of education on the
third Monday in February, it usually
being payable the first of March.
,.AU Ihteristin? phase of the discus
iiou arising from the garnish'ineht
fefeB'e is whether or not the Bank of
I»w.: A corporation is taxed 20 per
cent upoh ltB eariiings if they do tiot
ei^cfed 20 per cedt of the capital iny
v^Btineftt and 20 tper cent^dditional
on.iearaiQgB be^nd that figure.
Mr. Cathro said that he did hot
think the bank was liable to the tax
and If it were, 3je said, there would
he no. (isk to pay hec^sc the income
ib dfertV^d chicly, from -tax*|ree
town •iumito'wa»(a»rs:|"
nr .1 \t"* Y,
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XV •,'
11* -.fe!
iar lit, Mf. Lbnike,:« meeting of the
industrial commis&itiri will be held
to determine upon the course of ac-,
Mi\.:C£thro said early today that
he would formulate a statement on
the situation which probably will be
issued later.
Attempting to Use Fear
Another aittempt oh the part of the
state officials to create a- condition
of fear .among the private bankers
ahd their depositors followed the an
nouncernent of the court's decision
on Saturdayjiiternoon. It wjra as
serted Wat thei decision would prove
embarrassing for a large number of
private banks, but the opposite is
the fact.
The court's decision that suits may
be maintained against the bank, and
that garnishment proceedings, such'
as that instituted by Sargent county
are valid, will be followed by the
launching of a large number of sim
ilar actfons thruout the staje, by po
litical subdivisions which have been
denied money they have deposited in
the bank.
This will have the effect of tying
up funds redeposited in the banks,
and wilLmake it impossible for. the
Bank of*North Dakota to Withdraw
them until the final determination"
of the main actions, which are in the
nature 'of demands thru the courts
for funds deposited in the state bank
by political subdivisions.
Guarantee Feature. Important
The decision of the supreme court
so far as the concurring opinion of
Justice Robinson deals with the
guarantee of deposits in the bank by
the state, is of vital importance in its
relationship to the attempt the bank
has made to' obtain private deposits.
In a circular under dale of Feb. 21
the Bank of North Dakota, under the
caption "Deposits Guaranteed by the
State of. North Dakota", made this
statement to prospective private de
positors: "Your deposits, in the Bank
of No'cth Dakota are guaranteed by
the state, its entire wealth, and the
full faith and credit bf the ..people."
Justice Robinson took the'-position
that the guarantee of deposits con
tained in the Bank of North Dakota
act effects .in fact, an increase in
the state's debt, which is limited to
$2,000,000 apart from indebtedness
that may be incurred for specific
Justice H. A. Bronson, who wrote
the controlling opinion of the court
took "the position that it was un
necessary to deal with this phase
of the situation, but he indicates the
possible existence of constitutional
objections to the guarantee {feature
in the following, words:
It is plainly evident
that serious constitutional ob
jections to the operation and
maintenance of this bank might
be raised il' the Bank of North
Da*kota should be treated as the
state itself and be subjected to
the constitutional provisions con
cerning the creation of indeb
tedness either present or fu
ture,-and the limitations of iu-'y^
debtednesB prescribed in—-the
Delegates representing Royal
Neighbor camps thruout the state
will gather at Grand Forks Wednes
day for the annual state meeting.
Golden Rod Camp of Grand Forks
is making extensive preparations for
the session. As a large number of
the members will reach Grand Forks
on Tuesday an inl'ormail reception
will be held that evening between 8
ahd 10 at the Hotel Dacotah. The
regular 'sessions will be held in the
Odd Fellows hall.
The address of welcome will be
by H. J. O'Keefe, president of the
city commission and the response by
Mrs. Clara B. Cliff, state supervisor.
In the evening there will be a
banquet at St. Mary's church.
Jamestown will be represented
by Mesdames John Schmitt, Frank
Hewes, Gjiy Ottinger and John Sie
Last rites for the late Mrs. C.
Howard Smith who died at her home
on W. 3rd St. Sunday were held Mon
day at 10 o'clock at St. James Cath
olic church, Father Long of Edgeley
celebrating the requiem high mass.
Father Geraghty gave the funeral
sermon, and the services were at
tended by many friends from the
Burial was at Calvary cemetery
and the pall bearers were D.. J.-Philip
Jr., aiid James Mason and Wm. and
George Mason and Gerald Fitzgerald,
all. being former St. Johns Academy
school mates.
Those,frojn out of the city present
for the: l»st i ites were Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. McAllister and Wm. Malloy of
Mandan Mrs. E.^ J. Gallagher and
Frank Pelliter of Billings, Miss Cal
lahan, Spokane and Mrs. Th'os. Bell
of Oborson.
Washington D.
,Du^^a0ifI »i Xt'igLt for thrbuPto^stopTpecu^
yttder t^e federal income tax
The countrys flour supplies are run
ning low because grain speculators
have thrown the wheiit market into
an erratic and. excitable. state, ac
cording to a -statement issued by
Senator Capper of Kansas. Vfhe sern
?-tor declared. tljat flour production
has fallen off 2^ per' ceftt. He a"n
nounce'd his intention of renewiqg-
The ''/tliird house" of the l^t'^s
sion of, the North pafeot&y legislature
p^id u
ta ofy
pji the
dances given. The ,maii»gehient had
a smirti sum ?eft which „was given tb
the Bi^narck Salvation Afmy., The
^hirdvhdlfBe caused ,ihe' Swte ey
peiise/i '6pmttiiMe W^s un
«ble t^r.dhviij|ce,t'lief re^mWil! •coII^ct
tgr t^t a# a- "s^l-opciiT hr§i^h
ot t&VLftaW
Fargo, Mar. 11.—The excise tax
levied by the State- vt North Dakota
against railroads operating in the
state was upheld today by Judge J.
W.. Woodrough.
In an order dismissing temporary
injunctions obtained by John Barton
Payne, director general of railroads,
On behalf tf the Northern Pacific,
Great Northern, Chicago, Milwau
kee & St.. Paul, Soo line and the
Montana Eastern Railway company,
Judge. Woodrough holds that the
new plan of assessment adopted by
the state under the provisions of a
law passed in 1919 by the state leg
islature in what is known as H. B.
47, is constitutional.
Judge Woodrough holds that coh
tentions on behalf of "the railroads
to the effect that the state is without
authority to levy an excise- tax on
the capital stock because, of govern
ment^control of the railroads have
no merit.
JBy his' decision today, Judge"
Woodrough gives to the state-an in
come of $60,000 a year of railroad
properties in the state. The law
creates) a total income for the state
of about $125,000 a year, according
to Geor,ge Wallace, tax commission
The original assessment levied by
the state against the railroads was
based on the mileage basis. That
is, the percentage of a railroad's
mileage' in.-North Dakota to the sys
tem^ entire mileage was applied to
the capital investment, and the tax
of 50 cents for each $1,000 of capi
tal stock was levied accordingly.
The supreme court of the United
States held that this manner of ar
riving at a railroad's tax under the
law was incorrect 'for the reason
that *it did not-take into considera
tion the value of terminals, land
grants and other nonoperating prop
In the new assessment, terminals
and land grants have been elimin
ated as have other nonoperating
properties, and the physical value of
a railroad's operating property in
the state is applied to the physical
value of a system's operating prop
erty and the proportion thus obtain
ed is then applied to the capital
In their original protest against
the levy of the excise tax, the rail1
roads carried the case to the su
preme court of the United States,
and the new plan of assessment,
now affirmed by Judge Woodrough,
in a second group-ef suits instituted
by the railroads, was evolved out of
the court's original ruling.
tiidgerwood, Mar. 12.—The Car
rington high sch&ol girls basketball
team won the inter-scholastic basket
ball championship for the state from
Lidgerwood Friday night at the lat
ter town by the score of 40 to 26.
Remarkable Record
The Carrington girls have not
been .defeated in two years. The
girls' record, not 'including the Fri
day night game, as reported by the
Carrington Independent follows:
In 1921
Carrington 61 Jamestown .... 7
Carrington 68 Fessenden .... 8
Carrington .56
Carrington 30
Carrjngton .47
Carringtof ....40
Casselton ......15
Casselton.. ..,.27
Jamestown ....11
Fessenden .20
Total ..302 Opponents 88
Average: Carrin gton, 50 oppon
ents, 14.
In 1020
Carrington 17 Wimbledon ....9
Carrington ......21 Drake 3
Carrington 5 Wimbledon ..
.. 3
Harrington 37 Kensal .9
Carrington 33 Drake 4
Carrington 43 Fessenden. .. .13
Carrington 19 Kehsal
Carrington 11 Fessenden ...- 6
Carrington 37 Jamestown .. 6
Carrington 17 Jamestown...
Carrington ......25 Kenmare ..i.. .16
Total ..2S5 Opponents ..92
opponents, 8-points.
The Carrington girls have not
been defeated in two years and are a
real scoring machine- Any 'team
that averages over 50 points to the
game in a full season's play is shoot
ing baskets fast and accurately. Not
many boys' teams, whether in the
trained collegian or high school class
can boast of a similar record.
-Thunder, lightning, rain sleet and
snow all combined to make a merry
go rdund of the weather in 'North
Dakota Monday night. Bismarck and
vicinity report thunder and. lightn
ing last night but no damaere done.
The weather bureau is unable- to
give any explanation for- the unsea
sonable pyrotechnic display and re
ports, thiait this is the first time in
the Bisftiarck bjireau's records" that
there has been thuuder and 1'ijhtn-*
ing in March i
There was a light snow fall at
Jamestown early in the evening, the
Snow ^jore. like pcl)ets^and at, mid
night a heavy shower followed by
r. I'
^ichlta Falls,• Tex., March' 14.—
Miss France|jca -Villa, daughter of
Francisco Villp, former Mexican
bandit chief, will appear "in a' roping
contest at the .annual rodeo hi^re in,
She hps challenged Ludlle
Mulhall Barnett, a roper tod hUrapr
4tvojpan ahd th^ challenge hafe been
accepted.,, A side be^ aft $10,000 'is
Bopn/t6,bb poftted^
A rapid^' change of sentiment
against the Townley. schemes of
state socialism, even in strong Lea
gue territory, is ihdicated by the
adoption of a resolution showing a.
lack of contdence in the Bank of
North Dakota by the voters of Wood
bury township at the regular town
ship election Tuesday. The resolu
tion, which also instructed the
township treasurer not to send any
more ofr-the township funds- to the
state institution and to withdraw the
.money rfow on deposit there, was
vigorously attacked, by former St&te,
Senator Thomas Pendray, but was
adopted by an almost two to one
The township, which had but
three anti-League votes four years
ago, also elected two out of three
independents, the officers elected be
ing Erwin R. Michel, assessor J.
•H. 'McCutcheon, supervisor, and
Richard Pendray, treasurer.
That there has been considerable
change in sentiment since the house
investigation has revealed the true
condition of the state industries
and sinc& the Bank of North Dakota
been unable to meet its obliga
tiohs is shown by the fact that the
vote at the general election last
fall was at least three to two for
the League. The vote on the gov
ernorship was Frazier 53, O'Connor
34, ..
Regina, Sask., Mar. 14.-—Robert
Enhart, and Van Mulholland were
sentenced to 12 years in* the penit
tentiary by Justice MacDonald in the
court of the king's bench at Estevan
Saturday, when convicted of shoot
ing with intent to kill and robbery.
The crimes Were committeed at
Northgate, last August, in connec
tion with rutii running, when. Millar
and Morris of Fargo, N. D., were
wounded, and two cars stolen.
Bismarck, March 9.—A fine
The picture is now on exhibition
in the office of Insurance Commis
sioner Olsness where the public are
invited to see it. O. E. Lofthus,
state bank examiner, is treasurer of
the funds donated to pay for its pur
chase Thefollowing are among
those that have already contributed
to the fund.
S. A. Olsiiess, O. E. Lofthus, F. W.
Cathro, William 'Lemke, A. R.
Aslakson, Martin S. Hagen, iVf. J.
Burns, D. C. Poindexter, Christ
Levang, O. H. Upland, Ole Ettestad,
P. A Berg, J. E. Plecten, F. W.
Sheridan, C. K. Gumhierson, Mr.
-London, March 11.—The outcry
raised by men and women on account
of the unsavory evidence submitted
to women jurors during_a recent
divorce hearing has resulted in the
introduction of a new, bill iii parlia
ment which asks that jury service
for women shall be optional
In the first divorce case in which
women served on 'the jury the evi
dence was of so gross a nature as to
make married men declare that they
would pay the heavy fine rather
than allow their wives to be sub
jected to such an unpleasant ordeal.
The Women, top, find that it in
terferes sadly with their domestic
lifo to have to spend a whole day—
sometimes tWo or three—away from
home, leaving babies to ^eed them
selves and dinners to cook themselv
es, while they are penned up as
members of a jury. ),
Ottawa, Ont., March, .14.—Cana
da's Suprepie court today .upheld a
decision sentencing to death. a mail
Who counseled another t'o kill, and
giving a ja.il sentence to, the one who
actually did thei crime.
The court sentenced. Romeo Rem
illard, who shot and'', killed Liicien
NpriSettc, to a prison term for mtitt
liaughter, white his father* Joseph
Hemillard, who incited the criirie,
iiihs't go to the gallows:
Evidence brought out that
father had
-Thos. Linnley, former ^Mihot taxi,
driver, who Went overseas with Co.
A, 2nd regiment, N. N, G-, is now
With the army of occu(£fton in Ger
many. The Mipot-soldier was also
..tit. 21.. i it' JYv
"^T z* *%*$§
trait Governor Lynn J. Frazier
pointed in oil by Gustav L. Gullick
son, the Well known and talented
artist of Grand Forks, is in future
to grace the state capital at Bis
marck, according to plans now on
foot. The picture is 38 by ,46 inches
in size and represents" the governor
sitting in a massive high backed
chair and is regarded as an excel
lent likeness of the governor. The
plan- is to make the picture a gift
Of the public to the state capital and
subscriptions are being taken to de
fray the cost of $500. This is re
garded as a very moderate price and
only one-third tne usual value'of a
picture of such quality.
WSSFSMiSww **£f
New York, B^rch 12r—The chem
ical warfare serVice has discovered a
liquid poison -§0 strong that three
drops wiil kill 8nyx one whose skin
it -touches it became known here
Falling like.-rain from nozzles at
tached to airplanes the liqiiid would
kill everything iii the aircraft's path
according tb a high' official" of the
A description of what the new war
weapon would do, in the opinion of
this official, follows:
"One plane carrying two tons of
the liquid could coiver an area 100
feet wide seven miles /long in one
trip and could deposit enough ma
terial toi kill every man in that areal
and if those on the ground were not
protected by gas masks, the area of
fatality would be many times great
"The only limit to the quantity of
this liquid: which could be made is
the amount of available electric pow
er ,as nearly every nation has prac
tically an unlimited supply of the
necessary raw materials.
"The chemical warfare service is
developing protective clothing to en
tirely cover the "Vekrer and
him impervious to the deadly liquid."
Washington, March. 14.—The A
merican Legion's legislative _program
for the special session of congress
was outlined to President Harding
by F. W. Galbraith, Jr., national
commander of the Legion, who said
after the conference that the presi
dent was impressed by the necessity
of making more adequate provisions
for war veterans.
Mr. Galbraith expressed the belief
that the administration, would -give
wholehearted support to the Legion's
plans, which include provision for
the grouping of all government sol
diers relief agencies into, one bureau
and a continuous hospital, building
The Legion, according to its com
mander, ,also wiU (isk that veterans V
receiving vocational training be giv
en adequate compensation
The matter of securing the rlfcirn K.
to the United States of Grover C.
Bergdoll, wealthy Philadelphia •.
a e v a e n o w i n a e n y w a s
not discussed with the president,
Mr. Galbraith Said. At thw "proper
time," however, he added, the ques-'
tion will be brought to the attention
of the administration..- American Le-~
gion posts tl^nout tlie country, he
said, shortly will start a concerted
movement to get the slacker back to
this country.
"He's one boche we want," said
Mr. Galbraith.
A reader of the Alert sends in
the following advertisement of a
Kentucky rancher's auctiou sale in
the days before the Civil war:*
'^Having-sold my farm and in
tending to move to Missouri, I will
sell at public sale one mile west and
four miles south of HarrtsbUrg, Ky.,
on Saturday, September 26, 1850,
the following.described property, to-
wit: One biltk nigger 25'years old,
weight 210 pounds 4 nigger,
wrenches from 18 to 24 years old
8 nigger boys, 6 years old^ 13 ilig
ger- hoes, one pine sled, 6 yoke of
oxen well, broke, 10 ox yokes with
hickory bows '2 ox carts with six
inch tires, one saddle, 3 double V
shovel plows, 10 and 12 inch 25
one gallon whiskey jugs 100 gal
Ions of apple cider, one barrel of
good sorghum, 2 barrels of spap, 2 M$
barrels of kraut, one extra good J.
nigger whip, 2 tons of tobacco, two iifri
years old. Sale Will start at -10'3^
Terms cash i need money. Col. H.:
W. Johnson, auct. Bill Craford,
clerk. Joe Cobley, Owner."
N. D. AGGIES 32 TO 30
The University qf North Dakota
basketball team defeated the A. Cvs
quint at Fargo Saturday nighty by
the close score of 32 to 30. y The
showing of the Aggies was a sur
prise to even their most ardeut sup
porters and the teams battled on v
practically even terms during the
entire contest. The first lialf end
ed 17 to 11 in the university's favor,
the score being tied 30 to 30 with.. J|
only two minutes to play./Richards* i
of the university made a lonfe shot,»4
which gave the Grand Forks team 'r
the gaime within the last mihute ot
piay. -Ml',
'"ii:' _____ 5 4 'l
Monday evening
Lutherhii Ladles
dia hall
NoriSette of an
illicit love affair: with" thb wife of
young ftemillard and^oupseled the
shoot Mm.
ly, accordinSf to lett'er^ r^c^ved
Minot. Whilfe in tip he'had dif
'ty !brh6n he WaSSaKen for k P9I-tlcCp^afii^ to
s o -r
QerawiiB keeps
Belgiahs luu&hter
/Those present, about sixty people,
also 'took occasion tci give the pastor,
ReV, A. Johansson, and his family
a most pleasant/ surprise by present-*^•,
ing them with a purse of something^^*"
over $100,
The pastor
thru this paper
cere. appreciation
all their Mends-
The Scandfa Hall,' recently pur«S/^
chased by the ??h^i#t1«ft $c|^tti^ts:n"
will bo taken over ,theih, about i
AprH 1 it is'said'-Afjd by that time,MS
the Immau^el Lut^pni chuf-jjJi^
Pebt to have Mother qu^r%B.
Imtoanuef^Bfii^ s
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