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Reiterates Stand tte ^ook
Regarding World War in
Speech Last Night.
Address Turns Qut to Be Po
litical Speech To Be Can
didatfe' in 1922.
Madison, Wis., March 26.—Reitera
tlon .of his stand against the past waK
and declaration against the polity of
'oobgress in providing for the financing
7: of the conflict were made by Senator
,Robert M. LaFollette, speaking here
last night to a meeting of the People's
Reconstruction league.
Would Not Trade Reetord
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it **4
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A'crowd that packed'to overflowing", (u«nii,i Bnudai Sanim
the assembly chamber of the Wiscon-
•whenI\^ea»MiatorbsaWn"I wou'ldUnot
y.:hnd this is exactly what you have in jg3Ue warrants
the present congress, and the present.
-P'ace it on the poor people. Mark what.
I say.
t0 Pay
""f"" WEATHER ifM'i
°r tne war. ., wash hekring held by the senate have
Foresees More Trouble. already ben paid by the industrial
Turning fr9m the war to internal! commislon, the body which was un
v. conditions, which had largely resulted der investigation.
.. 'from Ifathe inferred.'^the senator said
that "tnere are forces gathing which
^promise trouble for us and for our
"children. The governrnen't has gone,
out of the hands of the people and
unless you bring it back nearer the
people thap it is today, you will leave
^a heritage'of disorder and possibly of
bloodshed and revolution."
The efforts of big business organiza
tions to "control congress through ex
pensive lobbies maintained on an ex
tensive scale in Washington were
pointed to as evidence of the move be
ing made to- take- -government away
from thfr people and rup it in coh
formlty with the will of special inter-
"While I am opposed to commun.
ism"v the .sppfttpf 9aid in speaking of
the steps necessary to bring the gov-
that hjs' would 'be back in the stat*
next summer to talk the matters over
with' them.'-He- will- be-a candidate for
-fe-election in 1922, and is already
laying the issues which it developed
may be largely' on the' past' war and
on the Irish question.
£or©ner^s Jury Declares' Man
Fell or Dived Into Air
tight Heater.
Moorhead, 'Minn., March 26'.—V. N.
Terrill, -who was found dead in his
'Clay county'home-last January, com
mitted suicide by "failing or diving"
into an airtight. Istove and he was
mentally unbalanced at the .time, ao
cording to the verdict of a corpner's
There was no motive for violence to
cause TerriU's death, the verdict stat
pd% Terrill was a bachelor and lived
Testimony of A. L. Tuckett, Minne
apolis detective employed by TerriU's
relatives to Investigate the death closed
the third day sessions of the inquest.
He testified that Terrill could not have
committed suicide by diving into the
stove. He said that the opening in the.
top of the stove was only 12^4 inches
while. TerriU's shoulders measured
17 Vi. Inches Across.' He also testified
that blood was found on the stoVe, at
about the point where TerriU's abdo
men touched^ it.. An undertaker had
previously testified that he had/ made
wounds in the abdomen after the body
had been turned ovfer to him.
Louisville, Ky., March 26.—Irrin
Shrewbury Cobb, better known as
Irvin S. Cobb,k noted humorist who
served his native state with distinction
.as colonel oh the staff of Governor A.
0. Stanley, has been renominated for
a commission at his former 'rank.
fc„- Governor Edwin P/ Morrow an
nounced that when Mr. Cobb arrives
here April 3 he will be called back
into service and commissioned a col
Oswego.v Kan.,/ March 26.—Colonel
Ellas B. Baldwin, Kansas pioneer and
Civil war veteran, died here today,
aged 'St.
qolonfel Baldwin was the father of
^CS'! Evelyn B. Baldwin of Washington, an
,S aretes explorer.
Lv'rf ,^:-.THEFIRST
4:1* ^S«|iday
SCH£DW,£D |»\S
SfVlfrt si.'
Jt'a (olBi to be tcmrfa on the
£iaur pwitde.
A oold. -wave, with a bis drop in
tcmpctjrturc, alon^ with a imow
storm, is predicted for this part
of the country (or tonight and
This Is the official sovernment
wpathcr' forecast. In addition to
this, Prof. H. E. Sbnpaqn, In
chaise' of the weather obsorra
tton station ajt the state«nniver
aity, has sent out a special warn-'
IBS to look oat for ."rough
weatbdr" tontgiit and Snnday.
Court Action Started* When
State Auditor Refuses
:i 'Warrants.
^n the ^nator wiitl in the district court here against D.
living Poindexter, state auditor, to com
man of this war.
"There are no -words sufficient to Wattam, official rcpoafter, and to the
impose on those. responsible, the. in-i stenographers employed by the house
.farny reserved for the system Imposed investigating committee named by the
on the people through the ^conflict,'• ^ouse of representatives during the
he said. He was telling of the methods legislative session to probe the state
used for financing the war, which he industries. The petition for the writ
.assured his audience was much
«, "Boys were drafted, in plain viola-1 «BThe
oi me uonssmuiioii- mi ocmtc
1ion of the constitution, for service in
foreign lands. I say that wealth should
procfedings were brought today
pe, him to i(Jsue waY,ants for c,
against my will. The senator said that titioners.
^for6 the entry of the United States-, Judge Neussle has set April 4 as
he had said to the senate that youll the time for the hearing on the pe
make'-the people fight the war, and in. t^ion
V^'the end you'll rnakc them pay for it,
that $2,197 is due to thfe pe-
Poindexter had refused to
adn^nistration, he continued. I there was no appropriation "from
They ire going to repeal taxes^on
excess profits and on .big incomes and
the excises of
on the
ground that
the funds could'be drawn, fce-
calIge one
could noVincur such Qxpert8e.
petition alleges that there are
,000 in the legislative expense fund
from whioh
thn PvnpnspB should he
wl)lch the expensea aroula De
ot the expenses of the whlte-
Object Is To Furnish Arqfer
ican7 Commerce With
u- -Facts'
Waaltlp^qi ''^.Wjh"."afk 4i-#iiha for
a survey ot world production and
sit Wij ssrs
MOri| W
PnHHmi cwh.1, I the department of commerce to ob
tain the figures on cotton anl leather.
fi^ iF cl^ne?
ou. to.
Si R°J'tical sp^ecii when Senator La President Harding'as a result of rep
Follette presented his stand on public
issues to th^ audience and told them
retary Hoover to develop.
The program has been approved by
Cotton, interests are understood to
have claimed tha&a reduction in acre
age was .inevitable next year should
the world stocks of that commodity
be anywhere near as great as indicat
ed. The situation, Mr. Hoover stat
ed, showed the necessity for gather
ing the facts about that commodity
as well as others.
Hotel Brings, Suit For $15,
000 For Rent and Other
V- /,
Chicago, March 26.—The campaign
committee for Major General L«eon*rd
Wood' was sued for $15,000 for rent
and other' expenses by the Congress
hotel today. The bill against, the com
mittee covers the months of April,
^lay and June, 1920, when the com
mittee's headquarters for the Wood
republican presidential nomination
campaign were located at the hotel.
Members of the. committee pamed
in the suit Include William Cooper
Procter A. A. Sprague, J. J. McGraw
and Tred Stanley.
Items named in the hotel's sworn
btll- of expenses include $10,000 for
pkrlours where headquarters were
maintained. Among thie items included
in the charges werie' $1,366 for meals.
Othpt .itCijia'. Jbovered broken chairs,
laundry-.' bll& shoe shines -and room
The hotel's account -showed total
charges of $22,466.45: A cash payment
of $10,000 on May 1 left a balance due
of $i ,"465.45. according to the bill.
Columbus O., March'. 26.—Henry
Fgrd'B- papery the, Dearborn Independ
ent may be sold oh Columbus street*,
city officials said today. It previously
had been announced that tale of the
paper Iwould toe prohibited because of
its anu-aen)etic campaign. Those aell
ing therpaper merely will be restrained
from shouting in a manner prohibited,
by. city ordinance, 'Officials said,
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Bankers Were ln Position To
Undertake Sale Of North
Dakota Bond# II Reason
able Conditions Were Com
plied With Offer Turned
Down By Administration
On January 8, a committee of the
leading barfkers of. North Dakota
submitted to. the state Industrial com
mission a series of conditions with the
understanding that if these were
agreed to by the industrial commis
sion they would undertake the sale of
state bonds amounting to $13,250,000
With every assurance of floating the
bonds successfully.
The conditions under which the
bond sale was to be undertaken
were that the "industrial program"
should be limited to those enterprises
already under way, that the activi
ties of the iBank of North Dakota
should be liniited to those of a farm
loan bank, and that a depositary law
should be enacted along with such
other legislation as might be neces
sary to protect the purchasers of the
Offer Refused.
This offer was absolutely refused
by the industrial commission to the
accompaniment of the usual yelps 'of
"Wall street domination, Big Biz,"
A few days later the North Dakota
house of representatives then in ses
sion passed a resolution which re
cited the facts in connection with the
refusal -of the bankers' offer, pointed
out the urgent need of outside capi
tal in the state, and. concluded as
Reports to Athens Say Little
Resistance is Encoun
Athens, March 26.—Continued, suc
jcess against the Turkish Nationalists
in'Asia Minor -are reported from the
tjshak and Brusa 'fronts, "according to
an 'official statement issued here.
vThe Qreeks, It is declared, aro not
encountering much' resUtance in
their advance toward Eski-Shehr.
"On Thursday," says the statement,
"the Greeks continued to advance in
the.Ushak sector. The enemy, who
feebly resisted, driven back/from
a fortified ridge between Agar and
Bonnar to a line about 30 miles eas.
of Ushack. Two hundred of the enemy
were taken prisoners.
"In the Brusa section, the enemy
resentations made by cotton produ'c- was driven from positions east of the
ers, and has teen passed on to
The motive behind the movement
is /to supply American- commerce and
agriculture with facts and figures
concerning.the world markets of pres
ent and future. Mr. Hoover said to
night. In order tdk provide sound
basis for producing and trading, he
declared it -#as important that world
conditions be. definitely known. He
added that statistics on American .pro
duction and stocks, ate not sufficiently
complete, but they offer a foundation
from which to work.
and the Greeks occupied a .Hne
'running through the.villages of Cfie.uv'
neuch, Vereisi and Dilcd.iik, about' Six
£'a, •**$
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L4 w'« ', '«. a
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N if $ a
ft'"" J"
Industrial Commission Has
flocked Efforts To Obtain
Financial Aid For The
"We hereby declare that in I
our opinion the first step neces
sary to the, bringing about of
fair trial of the industrial pro
gram now underway, auri of al
leviatlng our present serious fi
nancial situation Is for the gover
nor and his aa^ociates on the in
dustrial commission to cither
propose some method by wlitab
the Industrial program and the
other needs rtf the stale and'its
citizens can' be financed or
to at least point out to the leg
islative assembly and the pub
lic some real reason why the
proposition as above made was
summarily rejected and waved
aside 'with 'the flippant and base
less charge that such'proposition
was made at the dictation of
Wall street or some other
mythical power alleged to be
opposed 'to the Interests of the
people .of North Dakota."
Up to date the industrial commis
sion members' have neither proposed
any method by which tho state can
be financed, nor given any real rea
son justifying: the refusal of the
above proposal.
I. V. Aj_ States Demands.
On February 12 the Independent
Voters' association met in convention
at Bismarck and went a step fur
ther b$V passing resolutions declaring
that It tvas the sense of the conven
tion that:
"lTnleas the present, members
of the industrials commission re
sign.' or else, find wys and means
to thaw^out the frozen tax funds
and tmrc the results of four
years' mismanagement and
vadicfulness, a recall is abno
lutely. accessary for the rehabili
tation of the state's credit and
miles from the town.' The Greek
losses have been insignificant.
98 YEAtftS OLD.
Ironwood, Mich., March
f, S.ywfr-. .V-.' v.,•
Christine Hedin observed hor 98 birth
day today by doing her usual daily
housework at the home of her daugh
ter. In splendid health, she reads
without the aid of. glasses because she
says they hurt her eyes. She is par
ticularly active.
Chicago, March 26.—P. J.
Murray's automobile, which was
stolen three weeks ago was
brought to the front of Ills home
last night by two men who rang
the door, hell and tossed a bunch
of keys at his wife when she
the door Jell. In the
car wa» wying:
"Much $Suged—we have a
.better can now.'.',.
Minnesota: Rain tonight
cold wave In west (''portion
Sunday snow and much colder:
strong northeast to northwest
North Dakota: Snow apd
much colder tonight cold wave
Sunday probably fair, colder in
south portion strong northerly
.winds (HIS afternoon and tonight.
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House Demand That Com
mission Point Way Out Of
Muddle Ignored 1. V. A
Resolutions That Resigna
tion Or Recall Is The Only
Proper Course Now Point
No Remits.
It is plain that the members of th?
industrial commission are utterly in
capable to .-find any way out of tho
re in an a an a re
willing to adopt any. plan that might
promise relief but might endanger
their political ambitions, or run
counter) to their visionary economic
It Is equally plain that they hav*
no intention of resigning.
So if file state is to be re
habilitated financially what oth*
course remains but to recall the
present members of the conp
mission as the independent reso
lutions urged.
"National Sales Agency Out
lined by Committee of,
17" Endorsed.
Fargo, N. D., March 26.—Resolu
tions by the executive committee of
the Nonpartisan league in iNorth Da
kota, endprsing the "national sales
agency (for jrjraln), as-outlined by the
committee of 17" have been made
public here. "Farmers, workers and
all honest and ^liberal-minded people
who believe in the prosperity of this
state" are urged to support the mar
keting plan.
Endorsement of the Bank of North
Dakota, the state-owned mill ttnd
elevator 'project and the equity co-
operative exchange are also included,
The resolution calls attention to the
I fact that the committee of .17 plan
has the backing of United States Sen
ator E. F. I
.add. who was elected by
the- Nonpartisans.
public confidence
in our state government."
So far the Industrial commis
skrii members.have failed utter
lj- to find any way of thawing
out the state's frozen assets. In
fact with the refusal of checks
by the Rank of North Dakota,
the failure of league banks and
other Institutions the situation
has grown steadily worse.
'*w.'*..' 4'-*.
John Burke
Starts Big
Damage Suit
Chicago. March 26.—-Damages
of 1500,000 were sought In a libel
suit begun today in circuit court,
by. John Burke, formerly treasurer
of, the United States tod at one
time governor of North Dakota,
and IjouIs M. Kardos against. R.
H. McMaster, a local broker.
MoMaster, JMilNp D. Davis, at
torney for Burke said, had re
opened his office and in trying to
regain the business given Burke
and Kardos Itad called their con
cern "a bucket ehop." I
Eighteen Men Named Eight
Indictments Against
Each Man.
Penitentiary Sentence For
Guilty Men, Declares
Chicago, March 26.—One hundred
and forty-four indictments naming
eighteen men were returned. by the
Cook county grand jury as a result
of the second investigation Into the
alleged throwing of the 1919 world
series .to Cincinnati by Chicago White
Sox players. Eight separate indict
ments against each person were re
The indictments named the thir
teen men indicted at the first inves
tigation and also five men charged
with taking part in arranging the al
leged conspiracy.
These men were Carl Zork and Ben
Franklin of St. Louis Ben and Louis
Levi, said to be from Des Moines, and
David Zelzer, address unknown.
Men Re-indicted.
The men|re-indicted were:
Eddie Cfcotte, pitcher, who con
fessed-to. receiving $10,000 to throw
Claude Williams, pitcher, who con
fessed -to receiving $5,000.
Joe Jackson, outfielder, who con
fessed to receiving $3,000.
Fred McMullin. utility infielder.
Chick Gandil, first -baseman.
Swede Risberg, shortstop.
Oscar Felsch, outfielder.
Buck Weaver, third baseman.
Hal Chase, former major.' league
•first baseman.
Bill Burns, former major league
Abe Attell, once champion feather
weight fighter.
Rachel Brown, alleged gambler.
Joseph J. Sullivan, alleged gam
Joseph J. Sullivan, alleged gam
Cases Were Dismissed.
The cases against Cicotte. McMul
lin, Jackson. Felsch, Risberg. Weav
er, and Williams recently were dis
missed by the state on the grounds
that there was insufficient evidence
available to convict. The 'cases
against the "other men indicted" last !{i'led
three counts charging conspiracy to
defraud, obtaining money under false
pretenses, and conspiracy to do an il
legal act. Bonds were fixed at $3,000
for «ach indictment or $24,000 for
each man.
Robert E. Crowa. state's attorney,
announced after the indictments were
returned that he already had started
extradition proceedings against the
I men named and that every effort
I would be made to apprehend them at
"There will be no jokes about this
(investigation and no dropping of
(charges brought in these indict
jments." said Mr. Crowe. "We have
proceeded carefully, made sure of
every legal detail and we will not miss
our mark—which is penitentiary sen
tences for the men who are guilty."
May Start at Once.
Mr. Crowe refused to say when the
nien might be brought to trial but in
dicated that the trial would/ not start
When the proceedings against the
seven players were dropped recently,
Mr. Crowe said that the "first inves
tigation had been bungled and it
Joseph J. Sullivan handled the or-
E E N I N 4 3
Reports From Eisleben'Re
port Communists Retreat-^
ing Across Fields.
Agitation in Munich Con
tinues Reinforcements
Being Rushed In.
Oberroeblingen, Prussian Saxony,
March 26—(By The Associated Preos)
—Reports that the Communist forces
which have been fighting in Elsleben.
against the security police for three
days had been driven out of that, city
were brought here last night. The re
ports said that the Communists were
retreating across the fields, for the
most part in good order, but some had
thrown away their guns and others
had been taken prisoner.
The tidings were received witbopt
emotion by men and boys who stood,
rifles in hand, ready to report for dtlity
to the commander of the Communists.
In a few minutes, however, these men
and boys began to straggle away ap
parently to Join their Communist com
rades in another stand against the po
lice. One of the refugees from Eisleben.
said to the correspondent last evening:
"You haven't this sort of fighting In
America., have you? Tilings must go
better there."
He said that women who lutd been
camped in the outskirts of EiMeben
day and night since fighting began en
tered the city immediately after rifle
firing ceased.
Women Not Interested.
"They would have gone earlier," he
added, "but the workmen would not
permit them to go in. The women do
not have much interest in the world
revolution. To them the fight at Eisle
ben was Just a row between workmen
and the 'green poUce.'"
Members of the Communist foroes
which were in virtual control of Blsle
ben, permitted the correspondent to
enter that city yesterday between
bursts of firing, but they were unwill
ing to escort him back, saying that the
only conveyances available were in the
hands of the police and that capture
was probable. The correspondent,
however, succeeded in securing an
automobile and left the town, but'as
bullets began striking the road around
the machine, the chauffeur fled and
the correspondent walked as fa£ .as
Village Peaceful.
After his experiences in Eisleben,
and scenes of bloodshed and violence,
the correspondent fqundfeis little^ v
th£ fact tha^hea^%2$ltagIw^going
on only a few miles away, church bells
were ringing here last evening, women
were praying in the churches, and
children were laughing and playing
about the streets. All communication
between this town and Eisleben has
been cut off, and autos cannot be se
cured to go to Eisleben unless the full
pricc of the machine engaged is de
posited. As a consequence of this in
terruption of traffic, there is a food
shortage here.
Twenty-four Killed.
Berlin. March 26.—(By the
Press.)—Twenty rioters were
when the
fall were taken off the court call. repulsed an attack upon the
Each indictment today contained
security police in Eis-
hall last ni&ht* The po~
lice, casualities were two (killed and
three wounded.
Sporadic fighting was reported to
day from Hettstadt and Manfeld.
Leuna was reported quiet.
Order Restored.
would take six months to prepare Associated Press.)—Reinforcements of
convicting evidence." Communist rioters at Mansfeld SJid
It vffiis necessary to indict the -men Eisleben was in progress this morning,
immediately as the statute of limita- were moving from
tions expired eighteen months after in the direction of these two
the alleged act is committed. It is
Berlin, March 26.—Order has been
restored at Eisleben and Hettstadt, it
is announced by the German govern
ment. The rioters at Hettstadt blew up
the railroad station, howeveP, before
they retired to the hills surrounding
the town and set up machine guns,
which are reported to be firing at se
curity police in the city.
Halle was quiet last night, it was
reported, and municipal and utility
plants were again in operation. Or
ganizations known as "councils of ac
tion" are being organized at Bitterfeld.
Government troops have not partici
pated in the operation of suppressing
Communist rioting in central Germany,
it is offiriallj- declared, and the work
of restoring order has been carried on
toy Prussian security police and local
office said the evidence on which the' Sjpvernmen' was the sur
indictments in the baseball case were the police at Eisleben.
voted today showed that Carl Zork Eislebenwere re
and Ben Franklin organized the al-1
leged game throwing plot, that I
It also was made known that the
new indictments charge the defend
ants with defrauding the White Sox
players not iA the plot out of ap
proximately $2,000 each—the differ
ence between the winner's and loser's
shqfe in the series receipts.
..Athens, March 25.—William B.
Leeds Jr., 17 year old son of Princess
An astasia, of Greece, formerly Mrs.
William B, Leeds of New York, arrived
here today by airplane from France to
join his mothef, who recently under
went a serious- operation."
Reinforcements In Progress.
Halle. Saxony, March 26.—(By TOw
believed .that the indictments were psrty
returned immediately for this reason
and that trial will be postponed for
several months in order to give the
state time to gather new evidence.
Offlcials in the state's attorney's
ganization work in the east and that:
Abe Attell acted as traveling agent, Agitation Continues.
The Levi brothers were said by wit.- Paris. March 26.—-Communist agi
nesses before the first grand jury to tation in Munich is continuing, ac
have made about $80,000 through the cording to dispatches to the foreign
alleged throwing of the teerles, ac
cording to officials in the state's at
troney's office.
purpose was to
which after many hours of fighting had
been driven out of Eisleben by the se
curity police.
According to information from po-
Communist quarters, the pur-
hills north-
Communists here
office, which report the breaking up
by the police of a procession display
ing red flags. Another message .says
that rioters broke into the railroad
station at Breslau and carried off the
cash box.
Budapest, March 7.—(M^il)—"Thir
ty million kronen belonging to Amer
ican firms is to be released by 'ths
Hungarian governmeft upon repre
sentations by the American commis
sioner, Grant Smith. The money was
taken as a 20 per cent levy on hank
deposits. The question whether the
authorities had, a right to ley* ,on
American capital in Hungarian banks
has been long argued.
^F. Halsey

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