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WKEKliT ALkM•
—»1Hih*d»T»
DAILY A1ARX 17
btaWiMlMU
VOL XXXXI.
The following telegram was re
ceived by local r,ailroad officials lat^
this afternoon:
St. Paul, August 1.—By un
animous action every railroad
represented at tlie meeting
in New York, a total of 267i
i
voted to reject the proposition
that employees now on strike
shall be-returned to work with
former seniority rights, but dl
the contrary voted unanimously
to sustain and defend the loyal
officials and men who have re
mained with the company and
new men who have pome into
our employ.
Please convey this informa
tion. to all concerned and assure
1
all men who .have remained in
the employ and all new men who
have come into our. employ that
it is our purpose to protect un
der all circumstances these men
who are now enabling us to ful
fill our duty to the public and
o k e o e a i o n s o s s i e
J. M. Rapelje, Vice-President
Subject to Amendments
Chicago, Aug. 2.—The federated
shop crafts today voted approval of
President Harding's plan to end the
strike and appointed a committee to
draw up a reply accepting them. The
reply will be subject to, amendment
by more than 10,0 labor chiefs be
fore going to the president.
The first announcement from the
labor leaders said that tiieV had vot
ed acceptance. Later it developed
that some opposition had sprung up
in the Meeting and that a fight against
the acceptance might be made af
ter the text of it is drawn up. For
this reason it was made subject, to
amendments. Jyill re-,
sume its', session at 3:'30 MS.
The actual vote was taken among
the more than 100 chiefs of the six
federated shop crafts under B.. M.
Jewell. Timothy Healy president -of
the stationary firemen and oilers
union, the only other organization
on strike announced that his Organ
ization would cojneur in the shop
craft's action.
Will i Be Protected
Topeka, Aug. 2.—: Assiyances to
all new employees In the service of
the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe
railroad that tfieir seniority rights
will be "fully protected" was con
tained in a notice posted at the San
ta Fe shops here this morning.
Secy, hoover Reports'
Washington, Aug. 2.^- Secretary
Hoover after .reporting to -President
Harding' today on the railroad exe
cutives meeting yesterday in New
York, "which the commerce secretary
attended as the .representative of
the president said he did not look for
tiny action during the. day by the ex
ecutives in the rail strike situation.
R. R, Executives Refuse
Washington, Aug l.r— President
Harding had 'the rail strike problem
back in l^is hand* tonight as a re
sult of the Refusal of the railway ex
ecutives, at a. meeting in N«fW York,
to accept the administration settle
ment plan sa far as t&e.Seniority Is
sue is concerned. rThere w|s no Indi
cation at the White House as to what
move, if any, the government plant
to make in the situation.
It was considered probable that
Mr. Hording would study carefully
the text of the executives' reply sad
that expected from the labor leaders
meeting in ChicagoJiefore reaching
& decision.
Publicity Not Always Good
The tone ot the replug and the
circumstances under which they
were made, it was Indicated at, the.
White House undoubtedly would
guide Mr.Hardihg to some extent
and there was another intimation
that publicity could not always be
helpful in the difiicult and delicate
negotiations Into which th* adminis
tration has been drawn by the In*
dustrial court.,
Frbm the governnieiit viewpoint,
the railroad strike is regarded Mi
Immediately serious„ only l)«Cause of
tiie existing stoppage of cba1'pro
duction and there have bfenoonstant
intimations that the Administration
would be .disposed to fowg *iulck
settlement of the rMl
in Order to,cope with
pege, even toff the coat ptftma ,' r^
Si^LblUbsbent
v
of tbb
Acceptance of President's Proposal Subject to Amend
ments, After Being Drawn Up by Committee Rail
road Executives Emphatic in Refusal to Grant Senior
ity to Strikers—Declare Intention of Protecting Men
Who Have Remained on Job and New Employees—Tel
egram Front J. M.
V
Chicago, Aug. 2.— Chiefs of tie
striking rail employees'1 today voted
to accept President Harding's propos
al for ending the railway strike and
appointed a commitjtee to draft the
text of the acceptance and forward to
the president immediately.
of tie forta^ Control
v.
ments. _'
Not Fit for Service
Public statements of railroad
heads that the granting of the
strikers' demands for a return of
full seniority rights would necessi
tate the discharge of scores of
thousands of efficient workers hired
to takes their places have been flatly
denied *in informal discussions with
newspaper correspondents, said to
be exaggerated and otherwise
stamped as unreliable. It, has been
.(Continued on Page 3)
FOR MINN. BANDITS
MARSHAL KILLED
Three Hundred Men, Includ
ing National Guard Com
pany, on Man Hunt Fol
lowing Shooting of Long
Prairie Village Marshal by
Bank Robbers.
Lohg Prairie, Minn.,' July 29. Three
hundred well arpied posse men, in
cluding. the locala Minnesota national
guard company are combing the
woods bordering the Long Prairlr
river north of here for the tlijtop or
four highwaymen who shot snd
killed Village Marshal tleOrge- Wil
liams at 3 a.m. today. Frustrated in
their attempts to rob the First State
State Bank of -HewlttV 25 miles north
.ffcst i iit? mHi werir jtttft
entering 'liOhg Prairie when Marshal
Williams in attempting to capture
tMem was shot.and instantly killed by
wne of their number.
deputy Sheriff Adams, accompany
ing Williams, opened fire on the ban
dits as they abandoned their auto
mobile and fled into the woods that
skirts the river to the north but
there is no: evidence that ahy of the
outlaws Wtere' hit
Within an hour an organized
search was underway, farmers and
villagers residing between here and
Wadena joining in the man hunt and
early this afternoon confidence was
expressed that the bandits could not
escape from the woods.
HELLSTROM ORDER
TO BE DISSOLVED BY
JUDGE LOWE TODAY
IV^inot, Aug. 2.—vThe temporary in
junction issued against the I.y.AJ et
al on the assertion of F..O. Hellstrom
of BiBmarck that the coalition, of re
publican, democrat and independent
voters constitutes a combine and is
therefore in violation of the corrupt
practice act, will be dissolved in an
order to be issued by* Judge John C.
Lowe today. Without commenting
ori the merits of the matter the court
stateB that it is unfortunate that-the
proceedings should turn upon the
failure to serve a summons. The de
fendants objected to the jurisdiction
of the court to entertain the matter
upon the ground that no action: or
proceeding is pending, the petitioner,'
Mr. Hellstrom. not having served sum
mons on the defendants in,-the pro
ceedings. The court Held the oplpion
that it has ho jurisdiction to grant
an injunction as an original writ.
GEO. A. McFARLAND
ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF MINOT NORMAL
Bisntarck. Aug. 2.-r- ..George A,
McFarlan'd of Williston, was elected
president bf ^he state normal school
at Minot bjr the board of administra
tion here today. Mr. McFarland was
from 18t2 to. 1918 president of the
state normal school at VaHey City
and befqns that Juras secretaryof thjB
territorial boarflvof education, teach
er'in the.stAe normtl school at Mad-1
(sou, S. D"., iwd superintendent of:
schools fit Scotland. 8. D. He sue-:
coeds A. H/li. Beeler resigned.
BURKE AND
TO OffiNLAWOFFICE
Farfo, Aug, i.—John JtaHce, th^ee
tipes torsrnoi of North Dskota and
tteasurefo£ |faiMjlt»
Wilfon and U. JL
tosh
ASSESSMENT OF
RY. PROPERTY TOO'
HIGH BOARD TOLD
~V-
Representative of G. N. Rail
road Tells State Board of
Equalization That' Earn
ings Must Increase or Rail
roads Will Be Forced to
Stop.
Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 2.-—(Spec
ial)—The state board of equaliza
tion today was hearing statements of
representatives of the Northern Pa-
citlc railror^ the Milwaukee road,
the American Express Company, the
Ppllman company and the North
western railroad &s is the custom of
the board each year before assess
ments are made. I
Representatives of the Great Nor- I
thern Railway company appeared ,iast
tives that other classes of property
have not been assessed at full value
while the railroads have.
Referring to the Farmers Grain
and Supply Company, a -subsidiary op
erating in the northeastern part of
the state, Mr. Mahar said that the
state board had assessed the road
at $15,546 .more than had been In
vested in the road and equipment,
the assessmient'being higher than the
figure set by the tax commissioner.
Railway earnings must increase
or the railroads will shprHy be(unr
able to turn a wheel," Mr. Mahar
said. He cited the operating reven
ues of the Great Northern, declar
ing that for the year 1921 they were
$23,778,866 less than for the year
1920. The income for the last'year,
he said, was far less than the aver
age for the last five. The road hopes
for better conditions in 1922, he
said.
Y'We therefore submit that the 100
percent assessed value—of the, prop-
The board on August 3, will hear
representatives of telegraph and, tel-.
ephone companies and street Car lin
es. Its sessions will theq be /inter
rupted until Mdnday.
LEONARD RETAINS
LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
IN THURSDAY'S BOUT
Wallace and Fossum cases.'
It is probable that ttfp next case
brot to trial In the sorted will be
that of the Home guilders against
John N. Hagan, this case bringing,
up a number of different questions
from the ones settled in the Wallace
suit,
DKV|LaiiAKB K. OF C.
u!i4#r
tirdfclc,
DeVils
of
JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1922.
representatives, of the Soo lines and wheat.
Midland Continental Jtailro'ad. Most of the rye is' reported thresh
James Mahar, appearing for the
Chas G- Sturtevand, appearing for lace had agreed $1,407 in all. the
the Soo lines, also pleaded lack of
sufficient revenues from North Dako
ta lines'and submitted as a fair val
uation of the North Dakota, property
of the road, $21,080,000^.
New York, July 28 After
Tex Rick.ard announced today
that the receipts from the Leon
ard-Tendler fight were about
9450,00() fight fans figuring
Leonard's share, which was 42
one-half, percent of the gross
receipts estimated the, light
weight champion would get a
bout 9101,250, while Tendler
would .receive about $00,000 on
a basis, of 20 percent. Rickard's
expenses for the battle were ,,
reckoned at 915,000, aside froin^
the figjitcrs' share arid his. prof
it was declared to
A
750.
be $152,
HOMEBUILDER CASE
TO BE APPEALED
Bismarck, N.D., July 28.—Aa soon 2 o'clock this morning of anaemia,
as the flhding of facts have bean en-1 No funeral arrangements have
tered in the case of the Nortn. Dako- been annbunced but it is expected Dr.
ta. Home Builders Association against Bell's body will be brot to Washing
George El Wallace and the decision ton for burial
in the case becomes a matter of rec-i
ord, the case will be appealed to the Washingtpp. Aug. 2.—News'of the
supreme court according to Attorney death of Dr: Alexander Graham Bell
General Sveinbjorp Johnson and his at. his, summer place and laborator
asBiBtant George Shafer. Mr. Shaf- ies at Baddeck, N. S. came asia shock
er actively represented th state in to tlie scientist's many friends in
the trial of th? case^ Washington,.ajtho they knew he had
*Fhe appeal will be. made to get"
a final decision a sto points of law,
£tc.,' broukht out in the irial of the
Wallace case to facilitate the pettle
ment of tho cases in which all condi
iohs are Similar' to thosa in the
BY COUNTY AGENTS
Twenty-Three Counties Re
port Development of Rust
According to Statement of
County Agent leader Haw
—Too Late to Do Much
Damage.
Fargo, Aug. 2.-— Rapid develop
ment of rust in many of the central
and western counties of tlie state is
reflected in 23 county agent's reports
for the last week from all parts of
the state to John Haw, county ftgent
leader. The last report made pub
lic indicated rust development in the
Red River Valley only.
County agents believe that most of
the rust, which has appeared, in the
too late to1 do
to late sown
we
before the board yesterday, as did much damage except
ek, has come
e( W
Great Northern, asked that the arators in most cases. [Wheat cut
board assess the value of the prop- ting is in full swing and according
erty of the road In North Dakota "at Mr. Ha^w returns from the ma
the same percentage of full and true chines must be awaited for definite
cash value that the general proper- results as to rust damage.
ty.of the state is assessed." It is the Hail and grasshoppers have done
contention of the road representa- 'some damage. Need of, rain is re-
erties of the Great Northern Railway,sented the ijase of this jEprpe Build
coinpariy fdr the year *1922 should ers .Association against George E.
pof exceed 170,000,0()0," he said, Wallace, Judge Th,os. H. Pugh of
and further. that tike railroad as- Dickinson finds that "the basic
sessmentB should be reduced and charge for the standard plans used
fixed £t the same percentage of full.) in the erection of this house was $4,
and cash value that the general prop-,750 adding to this excess cost of the
erty of the state is assessed." |group'i.and extras to which Mr. Wal-
jth good returns frpm the sep-
ported from' some counties, while
others received a plentiful fall.
MEMORANDUMS
HOMEBUILDER CASE
1SSUEDBY JUDGE
Holds Wallace Shduld Pay
$6,2Q0 o r: State-Built
Home-—Home Builders' As
sociation Plai^d Cost at
$11,000—wm Cut Asso
ciation^
Bismarck. July 27.—In a memor
andum to the attorneys, who pre-
court holds that the total .cost of the
house to Mr. Wallace should be $6,
200.".
The memorandum also presents
the probable decision in the C.N. Fos
sum case presented at the.same time
by stipulation holding that the state
can collect only the standard plan,*'
which in this claim was $4,500.
The Wallace house is charged on
the books of the Home Builders at
more than $11,000, and the Fossum
house is charged on the books of the
company at $7,293.83.
According tb E. F. Diehl. present
manager of the company, a following
ou,t of the precedents outlined by the
judge in his memorandum will make
the present assets of the Home
Builders Association something be
low $250,000, while the total liabilit
ies are $525,0)00.
DR. BELL, INVENTOR
OF TELEPHONE DIES
Sydney, N. S. Aug. 2—Dr. Alexan
der Graham Bell, inventor of the tel
ephone, died in his home at Baddeck
last night.
Died At Two O'clock
Washington, Aug. 2.—- Davis S.
Fairchild, the agricultural explorer,
and one of Dr. Bell's sons in law,
telegraphed the ideographical. Socie
ity that the famous inventor died at
Fatfyng For Months
been failing for jBev&ral months. At a
birthday luncheon some-months ago
Dr. Bell'B friends were surprised to
see that he had become feeble from
age during the ^st year, and that his
remarkable vigor, was fast disappoar-
STATE OFFICE.BOY TTNOOXSdOUS F6r
Edward F. HOfTBS
eylls take, has been ap-1 Blamarck, N.D., July 25~(Spec
"oway. 12-ryear-old
1' tha Tnhrth flfterflfl 111)—-Hnrrv
fm
V-'-
Mast
President'/Thayer of the American
Telephone argf Telegraph Oompany
hearing of Mr. Bell's death order
ed all the subsidiary corporations of
the Bell sfrtem -^bruout the! United
States to It^f -mast' flags on their
buildings.
s for .more than
tag an Injory rtu
'ni htm In th» he
"irtaiped for |»|,s:
HARVEST LABORERS
TO BE PROTECTED
FROMLW.W.
Attorney General Johnson
CaUs Upon All States At
torneys and Sheriffs of
State to Take Action in Any
Reported Cases of Violence
Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 1—(Spec
ial)—States attorneys and sheriffs
in North Dakota are called upon by
Attorney-General Sv^inbjorn John
son in a circular .letter sent to them
today to protect harvest workers a
gainst I.W.W. organizers who al
ready are active in the state, ac
cording to reports reaching his de
partment.
"The right to work as well as the
right to organize is a constitutional^
right and should be protected," says^
the Attorney-General."You may count
on the fullest cooperation from this
office."
Investigation of all complaints of
unlawful activities'of the I.W.W.
will be made and wherever the evi
dence warrants it arrests will be
made, According to Mr. Johnson.
First reports received of the ac
tivities of the I.W.W. were from
Cass county. According to these re
ports organizers of the I.W.W. forc
jd a man who refused to take out a
red card' t6 jump from a train mov
ing 25 miles an hour..
The I.W.W. organizers who ride
the trains .according to reports here
have raised the price of the "red
card". Last year harvest workers
from Bismarck going north were
compelled to pay $1 for a red card.
The charge made this year is said
to be $2.50. Regular organizers of
the "Wobblies" are riding freight
trains and forcing the card upon all
men they can. The alternative is to
force them off the train.
Text of IiCtter
The complete text of. the attorney
general's letter follows:
Stat6 of Ndith Dakota,
Office of Attorney-General,
Sveinbjorn Johnson, Attorney Gen-
1
eral.
Bismarck, North Dakota.
July 31st, 1922.
To the Sheriffs and State's Attorn
neys:—
Complaints have recently coihe to
this office that men who come to the
state to work in the harvest field
and in threshing are being threaten
ed with bodily harm by I.W.W. or
ganizers and that firearms are free
ly used to intimidate these men.
The latest complain—and it is con
clusively established by proof-v-is
that men are and have been thrown
off fast moving freight trains at the
point of a gun, upon refusing to ac
cept the alternative of paying $2.50
for a red card. We shall investigate
all these cases and wherever the evi
dence warrants it arrests will be
made.
Will you please cooperate locally
and see that men who want,to work
and to help to save the cropi are pro
tected against threats and 'intimida
tion at the hands of any person.
The right to work as well a3 the
right to organize is a constitutional
right and should be protected. Yo,u
majj count on the fullest cooperation
from this office.
Yours truly,
Sveinbjorn Johnson,
Attorney General.
JUDGE LOWE ASKED
TO QUASH HELLSTROM
INJUNCTION ORDER
Minot, Aug. 1.—Judge J. C. Lowe
at noon today adjourned until 2 p.m.
this 'afternoon the hearing on a mo
tion to quash the temporary restrain
ing order against the committee of
45 issued on the petition of Frank O.
Hellstrom of Bismarck. The point
on-which the defendants seek toi
have the order quashed is the fact
that there never has been any sum
mons^ issued or served, the defen
dants alleging that from this fact
there is no action pending against
them.
OUTRIGHT SALE OF
BONUS CLAIMS WILL
WOT BE PERMITTED
Bismarck, N.D.,- July 28—-(Spec
ial) —The outright sale of soldiers'
compensation claims is not to be
permitted in the future .under a
new ruling of Adjutant-General G.
A. Fraser, based upon the recent de
cision of the supreme court in regard
to the bonus sales agreement which
had been proposed.
"Under the recent decision of the
supretae court, as this office cqnstrues
it,", said General Fraser in a letter
rejecting a request for assignment of
a' soldiers' compensation clqim on
assignment, "the sale of compensa
tion claims is not permitted.
If a -claimant desires to, secure
funds on the strength o£ his elalm,
ip will accept an assignment as col
lateral security, but the amount re
ceived by the assignor must be stat
ed -andi the agreed rqte of interest
And whei^'due. When the claim is
then reached for t*ynenr, 'the, a
heknotewillbesom-,
*4
i
'vr-v
the assignee, the balance, if any, to
the assignor."
The maximum rate of interest
which may be charged a mail using
a North Dakota soldiers'*' certificate
as collateral is 10 percent, tha Ail
jutant-General's office has decided.
When a soldier desires to negotiate
a loan the Adjutant-General's office
will lend its services in computing
the probable time when the certifi
cate will be paid, and on this basis
a loan may be made in fairly defin
ite manner as to tir^e of maturity.
A new form for the assignment of
a claim against the state of North
Dakota, under the provisions of thtf
returned soldiers statute, has been
adopted by the Adjutant-General's
office. The assignment requires the
soldier claimant, to include definite
information as to the loan which he
is making and assignment of the cer
tificate as collateral. The amount
of the loan and the rate of interest
must, be stated, together with a re
quest to the state auditor to pay the
amount due on the note, when the
soldiors' claim against the state is
certified for payment.
Officials here do not expect any
general contract to be concluded
whereby the soldiers' bonus claims,
which will not be paid, on the aver
age for three years, may be sold. The
decision of the supreme court, they
hold, necessitates new legislation be
fore such an arrangement can be
consummated.
N. D. DRUGGISTS IN
STATE MEET HERE
OPENING SESSION
Visitors From All Parts of
State Welcomed to James
town by City Attorney C. S.
Buck D. E. Bigelow Takes
Exception to Sen. Smoot
Statement.
Druggists from ail parts' of North
Dakota and many visitors from oth
es state are in the city Tuesday in at
tendance at the thirty-seventh annu
al convention of the North Dakota
Pharmaceutical Association, the ses
sions being held in the Elhs hall. The
meetings, which began shortly be
fore eleven o'clock this morning
will cSntinue thru Thursday ,the last
day to be devoted to the annual out
ing of the association and held un
der the au'spices of the Travelers'
Auxiliary.
^Welcomed by Atty. Buck
The visitors were welcomed to the
city by City Attorney C. S. Buck, in
^the absence of Mayor C. B. Bntkley,
\vho was unable to be present. Mr.*
Buck declared that he had an unusu
al interest in pharmacists and their
problems as he had worked as a drug
gist before taking up his study of the
legal profession.
H. L. Haussamen of Grafton res
ponded to Mr. Buck in a brief ad
dress from the floor of the conven
tion thanking the speaker for his
cordial welcome to the city and as
suring him that the druggists .appre
ciated the courtesies extended by
Jamestown.
Scores Senator Smoot
Senator Smoot was severely criti
cised by D. 15. Bigelow, president of
tlie association, in the annual ad
dress, for his alleged statement, that
the druggists^of the nation are charg
ing excessive and exorbitant pi icfs
for medicine. Mr. Bigelow attribut
ed the comparatively high costs of
drugs to the many taxe. and penal
ties imposed upon their sal^, and
recommenced that the association
takfe vigorous exception to the sen
ator's statement.
Mr. Bigelow also recommended
more vigorous enforcement of the
laws regulating the registration of
drug stores, declaring that but about
eighty percent of the drug stores of
the state now have a registered phar
macist in their employ. He asserted
serious
that this condition was a
menace to the health arid welfare of
the communities in which ^such^tm-
es were operated.
changes in the organization.
Committees Appointed.
Homer .L. Hill of Marion and Roy
G. Cook of Fargo were appointed by
President Bigelow to act with R. C.
.Hanson of Pingree as a temporary
executive committee, two members
of thd regular committee being ab
sent.
The resolution committee is com
posed of Oscar Hallenberg, Oscar
Kue^cher of Kenmare and S. M.
Hendrickson of •Aneta.
The nomination committee, is
comporibd of Harry 'Haussamen of
Grafton, Homer L. Hill at Marion
and John W. Needham of FinleyT
Expfrt Convention Reporter Here
Alice'C. Gilchrist of Omaha has
been secured by the druggists to
take down a stenographic record of
the proceedings of the convention.
Miss.Gilchrist who Is a former news
paper woman, has made the report
ing of conventions her profession for
the last eight years, and has at
tended state and national meetings
in practically ever/ state hi the
union. She holds.the uniQUe recford
of having reported the last,. seVen
annual meetings of thA .hotelmen
and has b6en engaged to report
their next meeting.
A cordial invitation has been op*
tended to the general public to
amine the ji*rcotic exhibit which if.
being displaced ln'the lobby
•5pl
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JAMTC8TOWN
James River Valley
Tlie Metropolis of North Dakota
NUMBER 31.
OBENCHAIN JURY
FAILS TO AGREE
MEANSNEW TRIAL
Judge Shenk Puts Case on
Calendar For Next Friday
—Mrs. Obenchain Shows
Disappointment—Eight to
Four For Acquittal is Final
Vote.
Los Angeles. AUK. 2.—Mrs. Mad
flynne Obenchain of Kvanston, Illin
ois. today in the Lou Angeles coun
ty jail faced a third trial for the mur
der of her sweetheart. J. Helton Ken
nedy on August nth last.
The jury, which heard/ her second
trial, was discharged late yesterday
when after 97 hours of deliberations
it reported itself still unable to
reach an agreement.
M. O. Paddock, forman ,told the
court the final vote was 8 to 4 for
acquittal.
The district attorney's office an
nounced the state would try Mrs. O
benchain again and Judge John W.
Shenk put the case upon his calen
dar for ne, Friday for resetting.
Intimations caine from the prose
cution that, charges might be filed a
gainst certain jurors on the ground^
they entered the jury box with pre-"
conceived ideas of tlie defendant's
innocence.
These were answered by others
from the defense that it might charge
certain attaches of the district attor
ney's office with "jury tampering."
When the court discharged the
jury certain of its members declared
Foreman Paddock refused to permit
a full discussion of evidence.
It was said the jurors enrly in
their deliberations first "cleared"
Mrs. Obenchain of the murder char
ge, next, of second degree murder and
then voted as to her possible guilt on
a manslaughter chargt}.
It was upon manslaughter, it was
said, they made their last stand 8 to
4 for acquittal.
BOARD APPROVES
FACULTY ELECTIONS
OF M1N0T NORMAL
Bismarck, July 27.— The state
board of ad'mintsration has approv
ed, faculty recommendations for the
Minot normal school for the ensuing
year with the exception of L. O. Mc
Afee, director of the training school
for teachers, Everett Davis, manual
training Mrs. Amy Simpson, mus
ic and, Mrs. Angelina Jefferis, math
ematics.
FARGO MAN WANTED
ON BIGAMY CHARGE
BEING BROUGHT BACK
Fargo, July 28.— Fargo's police
today were expecting the arrival of
A. W. Ellingsoh, Targo shoe sales
man, who was arrested at Portland,
Oregon, on a charge of bigamy. El
lingson is alleged to have deserted
his wife and three cliildrcn in Far
go and married a widow Huron,
South Dakota.
POWERS COMMITTED
SUICIDE BY EATING
GOPHER POISON
Loraine N.D., July 27.—A coron
er's jury here today decided that J.
J. Powers, North Dakota pioneer,
committed suicide by eating gopher
poison. The funeral will b6 held
Saturday either here or at Mohall.
HOLDERS OF STORAGE
TICKETS GET VERDICT
A decision was given In favor of
the plaintiffs .the ticket holders in
the case of the sate vs The Vanghn
Elpvator C(J 0
Sydney et al' in
Judge'Coffey's court Wednesday. The
defendants included besides-C. A.
Vaughn and John J. Wells three
sureties, W. Pepper, W. H. Coffell
and H. A. Schnell and a number of
other ticket holders, as the law re
quires.. holders to be responsible in
the pro rating of the 15000 tyrnd.
The case contained several un
usual points. The defendants claim
ed that the partnership had been
dissolved, and in case of .John J.
Wells he Was not liable for grain
purchased after the dissolution of
the partnership and to offset this
the plaintiffs claimed'that the part
nership had not been properly dis
olved, and no sufficient legal7 notice
had been given, and that he was
(therefore estopped from, denying lia
bility.
The bondsmen also claimed that
their names On the. bond had^ bOen
erased and names written in the
wrong place, but i&was shown that
the bondsmen had signed in .the
fipace arhere witnesses ought to sign,\
lahd witnessesliad sighed in- the
space oh tho bond where the bonds-'
men- should have 'signed Th'e Ipbndf
men acknowledged that they hAd
signed the Original bond, and were
therefore held ^responsible. The
etute'involved shout- f&MO-O the-'^S:
bohdAnien are llable tn the sutnipfr-'
»60«0. It is posslblvthat
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