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«*•.?[ M' •i A %^i I PAGE FOUR? Grand Forks Herald rou (taootponM) PvkUsfcws an4 rropriaton Morning or fcvenlng— OH 4 rwr in tdvtBM I»-JJ -. Six months In advance Three months in advance l.j® One month In 'advance ®T*ninK and Sunday Herald— SIz ti* year In advance months In advance Morning or Zoning— Per- Year months S.00. »4.00 months li.M Morning, Evening and Sunday On* »ear In advance 6'.* months In atlVance J? TViree months In advance I.7J One month In advance IJ» in Norm 1 South prices one montn in Foregoing prices are effective In Dakota, Montana. Minnesota, aad Dakota. In all other states the I The Associated Press Is exclus.vely entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this F*P'*J!a^ also -the local news published herein. FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 25. 1920. mBaftmnrmirBUOti (lliUf Congress O. B. Btftuw. Governor—William X*n»sr. Ueut. Governor—*. 1 ftcntuj of «tate—Thomas State Auditor OarX S. Koaittky. •tats Tisasursr John •teen. Attorney Oeasrai a. r. Otn«(li« a. T. of Agriculture ^Arthur White. •iOMid Wiwww.1—Inn W. otUt#" iSSSSTJaot WlPiama. Supreme Court (Wm.P*rtli»n) —A. Christianson. •mt Publio instruction (Kon-*ar. tisan)—Mlanie 3. aislwm. •tats Isiistors nth Xist-, 3. X. Bast gats 7th Bist., *. O. Thorson. mepreseetativss—Bth 91st., *. O. *5°' son: tth Ws*., Jno, Dist., T. O. Maaflt. T. Trecman 7th OOCST THE VOTE ON GOVERNOR. A week from now the people of the entire state of North Dakota wtll have received partial returns from the pri mary election. The returns at that time will not be nearly complete. It may be possible the day after the election to determine with reasonable certainty, or the issue may be left In doubt for days. Two things will de termini the rapidity with which the Information which all the people will want comes to them. First, there will be the size of the majority ob tained by the leading candidates. II that majority is large, the general re sult will be ascertainable much ear -iier than if the vote is close. Where there is & close vote the result Is al ways in doubt until practically the entire state has been heard from. If the majority for one part is large there is reasonable certainty while many precincts are missing. The second factor is the interest which election offlclaJs and county auditors show In' making public the vote In their territory on the central feature of the election, the contest for the Republican nomination for governor. In almost all cases county auditors have displayed energy and activity In making public the returns from their counties. But they cannot send out returns until they get them, and the responsibility for delay rests us ually on those precinct officers who have not sufficient Interest in serving the public to turn In their votes at the earliest possible moment. The returns can be speeded up greatly In. this coming election if county auditors will send out an ur gent request to all precinct officers •in their counties to make an infor ^r^s mal. count of the Republican vote for -ii "'.'..governor Immediately after the polls close, and to forward that vote at once to the county seat. That will take but a few minutes in each pre cinct, and if this were done in all preeincte it would be possible to have a fairly accurate total on the vote for governor In the entire state by midnight on election night. THE SCANDINAVIAN BANK CASE. Commenting on the Scandinavian bank case, which has attracted atten ',t«on all over the country, the New York Review presents the following summary: "Governor Frazier showed himself to be one of the 'smooth' kind in his account of the Fargo Bank case." One of the erroneous reports about the Nonpartisan league is the story of the so-called failure of the Scandinavian-American Bank at Fargo. Many publica tions received the impression that it was the Bank of North Dakota that had been closed. The Scandinavian-American bank Is" .an: .ordinary farmers' state bank, which had been friendly to the farmers' movement and which had helped to finance var ious farmers' organizations. The opposition to the Nonpartisan l«ague movement, including the attorney general of the state, who had turned traitor to our organ latlon, tried to discredit and put fXi tOut of buslness this farmers' hank. It was Illegally closed, as was shown by the supreme court .de which finally re-opened bank. It is still doing, busi- 14 Bhould ,WM naver have been Scandinavian-American Bank not "an ordinary farmers', state bank." A. C. Townley, the president and founder of the Nonpartisan lMftw, had secured controf 6f'UM ma chlnery of this bank and used It to tb® Nonpartisan league, and organisations of the league, Of *412.000, on collateral that would never have been accepted YMtio 'loaiw- -w«e» ta W ptr tHdott *«afc may not Mad 1 ftr' imi ionsiiiii .ate/'VfjMai of OM fksasdinavten- tOM M'm J" eral," supposed to be deposited with the bank, was left in control of the borrower and .in the custody of the borrower's agents, without having been checked by the bank officials, whoee only record of the "collateral" was that reported by the agents of the borrower. The bank was closed and a tempo-, rary receiver appointed by action of the state banking board, on the di rect and definite recommendation yf the assistant attorney general and two deputy state examiners, who acted under orders of the state bank ing board, and who reported the bank in a state of insolvency as a re sult of the large loans to the Town Icy organizations. -These examiners also reported that the bank had abso lutely no cash legal reserve, but was maintaining a "book reserve" through "book credit" with a Duluth bank, based on a deposit of discounted pa-' per for the definite, specific, and un derstood purpose of enabling the Scandinavian-American bank to show a "book reserve" only. Governor Frazier says that the bank was illegally closed, yet the president and cashier were later ar rested, charged with" violation of the state banking act, and the president was convicted by a farmer jury, in a court presided over by a special dis trict judge appointed' by Governor Frazier, instead of the judge then sit ting regularly in that district. It is true "the bank was re-opened by order of the supreme court of the state." The deputy bank examiner who .had been installed as temporary, receiver was removed, and the bank was ordered to resume business, with out its resources having been re habilitated. The supreme court of North Dakota comprises five mem bers, four of them elected by the Nonpartisan league. Notwithstand ing the fact that the bank case was already in the district court, and would have come to the supreme court under due procedure, the ma jority of the supreme court, at the request of the leaders of the Non partisan league, arbitrarily assumed jurisdiction, gave a swift "once-over" hearing on affidavits filed by the Nonpartisan league attorneys, and refused to hear witnesses on behalf of the state banking board, which was made the defendant. Three of the five justices rendered a decision that the bank was solvent, principally on the affidavits of the president and castiler. The question of jurisdiction, proper and legal pro cedure, and all other points raised by the defense were practically ignored and no witnesses were given a hear ing. This was too much for one of the supreme court judges elected _l/y the Nonpartisan league, who filed a dis senting opinion declaring the major ity decision to be a fundamental and far-reaching erroi. It strikes at the very founda tion of judicial due process of law. Compared to a denial of judicial due process, all oth er questions are as chaff to the wheat. It seems to me that this proceeding is most extraordi nary I have searched in vain for any precedent for such ac tion. If considerations of this character are once made controlling to the extent of pre cluding trials, then government by injunction will become the ac cepted rule instead of the odious exception. It is true "the bank has been re opened and is still doing business," but new stockholders have bought in, new capital has been added, and a complete change in the manage ment effected. Possibly the best reply to Governor Frazier's reference to the bank is found in the statement issued by the new directors, who say: Our aim is to rebuild the bank, getting it back to its former po sition as a safe and sane bank ing institution. That the bank ever got into pontics was not the fault of the stock holders now in charge, exefept that they did- not realize the course that was being taken by the officers then In charge. We directors are very much interested in bringing the bank out of the mud. ARE THEY IXJOT? What has become of the Socialist spellbinders? Some of them seem to be missing, and there appears to be no means of locating them. It is re ported that Mr. Townley has failed to keep two or three speaking engage ments within the past few days, and that no explanation of his failure to' appear wis given to those who had attended the meetings in, the expec tation of hearing, him. Dr. Shipstead, defeated candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Minne sota, was billed to speak at a picnic at Starkweather on Wednesday, ac companied by others of Jhe Minnesota contingent. Several scores of people attended the picnic and listened to a few other speakers who undertook to entertain them, but Shipstead and his party did not arrive. The crowd was assured several times that Ship stead and his associates were coming by airplane,' and that they would ar rive soon, but they did not come, and it'developed that no one at ttffe picnic know wh^re they were. It was learned that, without explanation, Shipstead had failed to keep another engagement a day or mo earlier. Whether Townley, Shipstead, et al, have flown so high that, the* arW ua #ble to come down or some 'other dire fate, nobody seems to know. There Would have tx^en nil nilMlm of oncacements i* North tMmtm, by J**,.th» Town& orzsni satton scored tfce success ln l|lnBeaota wWeh tt axpocted. The plus wMr» ttr laid for th* transfer of jifrdfacMf tfco enttre force of workers who h*v« Men campaigning In iftaneibte *o North JCijftkota, field Ii' «o#-- ^^^.-5 JS *1 4 1 GtMMe xn*ee C/sm wae«»v The statements which Mr. Langer makes with reference, for instance, to the Scandinavian-American bank deal, the ValleyCity bank deal and the Bank of North Dakota, are true or false. If they are true, we need a cleaning up in the state administra tion at Bismarck, and we need, as Langer puts it, the return of the state capital from St. Paul to Bis marck. We need, moreover, access legal form in the criminal courts the evidence on which men who have conspired to defraud the state may be prosecuted and dealt with as their offenses merit. If those statements are false, that fact can be established. Mr. Langer makes no general charges. He does not qualify his charges. He presents no hearsay testimony. He does not tell what he thinks or suspects. He makes specific statements of what he says he knows. He supports his statements by .'documentary evidence which anyone interested is at liberty to examine. If his documents are forged or faked, that fact can be shown in a few minutes. The Socialist leaders are afraid of Langer. They have adopted every means within their power to discredit him. They know that they could put him out of this campaign in an hour and could start him on his way to the peni tentiary merely by showing before an audience of North Dakota citizens that the charges which he makes are false and the evidence which he brings in support of them is muu factured. Why do they not seize this oppor tunity? They dare not undertake it. They know that the charges are true and the evidence authentic. There fore they shirk and dodge, and meet •peelfic statements with generalities mujj WORSE. That I should ever go dry" —-its 'A voj®? changed to a whltae. j3ar ,°.v h-.^ j&rss Sri-!?, "••X "vF* & JlO You 0pfcW ©M. I'LL RMSE North Dakota were to be urged to follow the example of their Minne sota neighbors and clinch the victory here. Because of circumstances which Mr. Townley could not control, the plans have gone awry. Wherever Socialist speakers now appear in North Da kota instead of exulting over a grea't Minnesota victory they will be called on to explain a dire defeat. Evidently it has been considered the more pru dentcourse Just to keep still. In this the Socialist press is following the example of the Socialist speakers, and is having as little as possible to say about the Minnesota election. WHY THEY DODGE. Those who attended the L&nger meeting at the auditorium in Grand Forks on Wednesday evening have no difficulty in understanding why Townley and his lieutenants are un willing to meet Langer on the plat form. Only one explanation is pos sible. The^ statements which Mr. Langer makes, which are so damning to the league management and the state administration, are true, and the Socialist speakers are afraid to be confronted with these statements and required to deal directly with them before the same crowd that henrs them made by their sponsor. l*s *s -f1 "^14' M\ \r ffo S Tf *M4^ v- ,t-k?»n Of But note my degradation!W 'i'm dough!" Tennyson J. Daft. Cuttln*: the^dough« Mm The collegb provwd. her fatehr for dropping his bred daughter rep ithor -L ^S«»?ro,V^,r c«nfin' Md said the rZf Win- ty.« sf 1 It' ft GRAND FORKS HERALD. FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1920. MOVIE OF AN AMATEUR POKER PLAYER CATCHING FOUR ACES o, Picks UP "rite •V. first ACE) 'WHAT Afte Yoo 3)OIN& UMCLE GILL* 3t\©P.PiM6 CHAPTER XXV11.—(Continued.) They seemed hungry to know many things—the twenty years of wander ing the death of the woman of the picture how the young man came to be just there of his wounded arm. But with the steady courage of a sol dier who knew the end was near, he put them by, and dropped his eyes to the girl's hair. "Your grandfather, Dotty", old God frey Dawn, cast your mother off when she married Martin. Redmond. Alone, and dying in poverty and want, she sent for me at last." The girl was crying softly. He. stopped, put his arm about her and drasr her close. "I' had the privilege—and honor—of making her last hours less terrible. She died without—seeing you. Tou were three years old when- I gave up the search, left everything in the, hands of my good frind, Judge Esk ridge, and came' up here to lose my-! self in these vast woods along the Wabash, a present' from General Jackson." His eyes closed wearily. He lay so still, and the pallor on his face was so ghastly that the Pearlhunter bent anxiously over him. But the heavy lids presently unclosed the voice, queer and hoarse from long disuse,.. terldnoniCeably growin* rr*"r weaker »lftlP 1 W \, tf fal" Seven years! It seems-only this1*ablCS morning he shot me! And yet, it! couldn't be, or Dotty wouldn't be the ...uren™r wonderful woman she has become, village in the still evening. Along the th» ,K "or you. my son. the man you are—I dim, slim path through the woods he tne rr-f ords of these several :nsti- |the man I was when I led Jackson's came, against the face of the sunset tutions, which is at prsent denied in: rangers. Hesper Dawn Red—" His voice was fast falling his eyes strained hard tb And the Pearlhunt er's face, though he was bending low over him. The! young man 'read the meaning, the twenty years of longing,. in the straining eyes. He knelt down and laid his face against the old man's cheek. An arm stole about his neck and held him close. A long time the old man lay still, his right arm around the girl kneel-! ing at one side of the couch, his face, against, the old man's cheek. An arm, stole about his neck and held him close. A long time the old xnan lay stilli his right arm around the girl kneel-, Ing at one ride of the couch, his left arm around the man at the other. So still, so motionless he lay that the deep silence became burdened with a heavy fear. The Sheriff at the foot of the couch bent forward. The Pearl hunter turned his face, looked .'and bowed his head.. The girl raised her eyes, gazed intently at the placid fea tures, threw herself across the motion less body and wept Aloud. The graceful musician, the Intrepid soldier—was dead. CHAPTER X*Vm. THE SONG OF A THRUSH. Twentieth of June, JUid the world at high tide the woods full of cradles, and each cradle housing lusty baby the weak gone back to earth, the fit that survive beginning to test wlng^and claw. Streams and woodland poloi grow languid with millions mating. Each leaf has reach ed Its maximum of lung expansion. The trees breatfear de4p. The forest has settled down seriously to the husi ness of fulfilling its promises. Cocoon and chrysalis have opened *nd flung forth thelr/glltterlng mysteries. Bur nished bodies |tnd gausy wings glance and gllttar t)*rt)Ugh yellow sunshine snd soft shade/ Uke ftakef of star dost aiftinie-down out of .the I But if 0m* rood»- Wyt «ftny cradles, they ajso htfve many gmves.' There wt» anew one tht« rtaeid June -evening^at Fallen 'Boek-i*l new one beside the ,090. th«t. was ahnewt new. Thor* Were on?hids.upon"them both. A man had togother mmm. •V"h 4 ^*!t ". I *\%i ,.1»^V 3 vk WHAT ABOUT row HARRf .«& «T UP To Me vueuu n.1 B£T- THE BLUE MOON A TALE OF THE FLATWOODS Evening Herald IN THE ISSUE OF Saturday, June 26 The story of a man and woman, utter strangers, forced together by circumstances, liv ing in the he*rt of the African jungle without communication with the civilized world. many. Only to her favorites does na ture show the way to her treasures. The staunch old Boss and hard-fac ed Bull Masterson were back at their Vats and elam rakm nniv. mother was staying at the cabin of a fCW flit *t ,*$i ii •AvKli^' (PickS aP "TVte. SCcon/1 owe TViaS HouSIN/6 FOUR **|I COUGHS' VlOt-eMTloO t^VAi ute A I A N E S O N "White Man" By George Agnew Chamberlain Willi begin In serial form In the da*8 f°r A Tne the order that there may be submitted ir. quavering voice hesitated., "No, no, men was in his stride, for he carried let that name perish with him who I his pocket a telegram addressed to disgraced it. The Judge knows. Hee--! a man with a name at last, to David 'per Dawn David Wulf Warbritton.! Wulf Warbritton. The telegram told Both of the high blood of the Dawns your mothers both named Hesper river, of houses and lands, and advis Dawn, distant cousins, but both the in? that Judge Eskridge was on his same name, and both of the same, way. high blood. Neither need you bfe, ashamed, my son,-of your name of Warbritton. it has been more or less' on the tongues of men since the brave days of Saxon Harold. Share your es tate with Dotty. It is in the will that you do so, and there's ample for you bpth. The Judge will know." The Pearlhunter was on the point of mentioning the letter—the death of the girl's grandfather, his relent ing, his will. But the faltering voice left him no opening. "My son, you are a man grown, but: you will not deny a father the heart hunger of twenty bitter years." Pearlhunter came from the The swing and spring of a master of of two fortunes awaiting down the Only One Date to Remember & iktnFm ALG. BARNES* LIONS IN WHO OPFueS I cam OPPN' CAuuefc?' weu. •'Sues3 Gotch* Be at- Pour Aces' PP 1 bared Upon the flat rock at the pool stood the Wild Rose, the tears running down her face, her lips and throat alive with the magic of the song. A lady cardinal perched upon her shoul der. A king cardinal fidgeted and twitched his crest on an overhanging twig that almost 'brushed her hair. A pair of shy thrushes fluttered and'flit ted: in reach of her hand. Other birds walked up arid down near-by branch es, or darted down for a hurried peck at the crumbs she hdd scattered ovor the' rock. The tears drowned the blue the song ceased. The birds fluttered away one by on?. The girl bowed her head and stood with clasped hands,' gaz ing down at the quiet water. The man's step roused her. She turned,"and her hands unclasped as if to reach toward him-—but instantly clasped themselves again. He turned from the path, stepped out on the rock and came to her side. A mo ment her eyes met his, and then went back to the placid water, and she stood crying softly. She turned back to him after a time, a poor little half-drowned smile struggled out and brought a sugges tion of the dimples back. "I had to tell them!" she said. "It was wonderful!" he answered very softly, as if his voice might dis turb the spell of the music before the echoes had finished carrying it to the rest of the woo'ds. The leaves hung motionless, as if waiting for the song to start ai:aln. The tinkle of the riffle where the wa ter waked up at the lower edge or the pool came out of the silence. I mi$9M W§ik sv»^^n\i.Vr ^•5 |%V 4 AA^ path he Near the -turn of the stopped and stood listening. The song chfu7Tling Curued a thro»teLv?ir f^1" Grand Forks, June OQ Not a Medieval Pigmy But the Giant Of Circusdam MiO s'.) wis, 1 It"5" f5 'y'^tfv ,_.T ,A EVENINGEDITION ByBRIGGS "The telegram came, he '.he after a long time, -It ^|_t hesitated, as if pondering the words before giving them SP if half dreading to give spef® voU," Judge Eskridge is coming The words strangely th ca girl's thoughts back to driven forth to die in rri„other ,onel"^0jer. poverty to a grave on a °1" looking the river, where the hand «_a friend had laid her to a great, silent house to a stern old man re »ng in his last hours— i( I "I shan't go back with W«. said. "Some day I'll B°4ba* 6 grave on the hill, but not no The man stood weighing the wffraa in his slow way. "I shan't either." He paused^mo ment went on. "I'm onew down the old cabin at Jalle." clear out the underbrush, lay out grounds, and build a b°us®- A?[ should' I leave the FJatwood8? All that I care for in the world is nwe. my father, my mother, and yo The last word came hardjo* mm. The girl lifted a humed. Shy »V"i glance to his face dropped her eyes again to the quiet water. "The Blue Moon," he went on, is —somehow—well, it oughn to pass from hand to hand for .iust---n',-nus^L Mother spent her life for it. know why." There came a "I'll never need that five tho« dollars, and maybe Louie Solomon widow does. I've arranged wkh tn# Sheriff to send her the draft, pna ive^ kept the pearl." to pass hoWtaPi The girl softly clasped her hands together and looked up at him witn beaming eyes. "And maybe I'll get to sec it, a.tei all!" "I think maybe you wlU!' He reached into the pocket of mi blouse, drew out the small velvet nox, raised the lid. lifted the girl's fc«id, and laid the Blue Moon in her The sunset, the green of the ISa'eS, the glory of a silverledged cloud float ing across the sky—the wonderful gem caught them all, and lay laugh« ing them up into her face. "Wild Rose!" Her eyes left th« pearl and rose to his face. What sha saw there brought a little catch to her breath. And there wa* a note in hi! voice that had never been there be fore. "I reckon there's nobody left but just—you, and—me. And noth ing in the world counts to me but— you. The pearl is your birthday pi'es ent." "It's your birthday, too," she stam mered, her face bowed and turned away. "And I have no present—" "The most wonderful a man evei received! A Wild Rose—" He held out his unxvounded arm. His heart had leaped to his eyes. Jlii voice held. the note that mak^MMl) voices musical. The girl lifted silence. Washington—The department ol deLi,cl: h%l rhei face— like the dawn of day thei eyes glorious with the light not oi star or sun the light it isi given a man but once to see. Her ha|nd came toward him, found their way about his neck. I The sunset stole softly through 'th« hushed branches and touched their headg, and bound the* two together— the gold -and the brown—with a sliafl of living bronze. A little breeze cams by, lifted a strand of her hair, laid it across his face and- sjipped away to I tell the trees. I THE END. labor will appeal from the decision ol =£iatalnn.bthdi Federal Judge Anderson of Boston, nath Srtnnnirt ^,'rt holding the Communist party to be a head lawful organization and releasing 11 members' for. deportation n^panwhil? holding the decision binding lyon in the judge's jurisdiction. 1 There is OnlV one real Wild Animal circus on Edith and that is 4 BLINDNESS IS PREVENTABLE now 1 oL, !a*r Many of the blind would now be enjoying the blessings vision had proper meas been taken early enough. The same is true of failing .sight Worn in time, glasses not only improve vision but pre vent complications that require complicated lenses,. Have us examine your eyes now—and regularly hereafter. xr. 4th st Grand Xorks, g, jq AL. G. BARNES 4 RING WILD mm •nisll rfng affairs ftdni drcwes.' wild any 4aroqp oh So a wonl to and Seethe AL. G.