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if .•_«_• JCT®: -'/§P yV-lllg it As 1 4 I r' M3J v.sA \f W| rf/sfe .• EDI^IO mmm VOLUME,t0»f Offley was taken" before Judge Berry" shortly before 2 o'clock. The Assembly hall in th6 high school nuilding lof this little city Was jammed with people waiting to hear the verdict. There was little doubt as to the outcome, and with the an nouncement of the foreman a ripple of applause starte.d which -was stopped by court officers. Offley was discharged from custody toy Judge Berry, who complimented the jurymen on being attentive in giving all testimony consideration. "You were judges of the facts in the case and -your decision is necessarily Hght," he said. J. P. Sullivan of Mandan, Offley'B attorney, expressed his pleasure over the verdict. There was at least one person who did not think so, Mrs. Bowen,. wife or the slain man- Mrs. Bowen Upbraids Jurors. This morning she fhet seven of the jury men. She flew into a fury upon seeing them and walking rapidly to them on the street she upbraided them unmercifully for their verdict of not guilty. "You're a bunch of crooks," she shouted. "You were fixed by big business. The whole trial was a frame-up." Mrs. Bowen was led away by ^friends. This morning it •jras announced that the trial of E. W. Taylor will bo held at Bismarck before Judge "W. 8. Nuessle -at the next term of court which opens in December. Taylor is the man who insisted "Upon the stand that he "shot and kept shooting uptij Bowen dropped." 'Because if "I ^hadn't he would Have killed 'me, Qgley and perhaps ail of 5 Stark*^^^^!^^^^^fnBy^would be. 'dtopjied,' as there. is far lesp. .evidence to connect either with 'the' shooting, orftlleged connivance, at mulrder thjyt there wis in the. case against Offley. Bowen was shot and killed- July 31, 1919 at his horr«e near Beach when the four 'men came to replevin and secure forty-five head of. cattle own- ,ed by Offley wjiich Bowen had taken up. Political Capital Seen. it 1 MURDERCHARGE -./' la'jiP Tury Returns Verdict Early Toilay Politics.Had Fea- 1 tured the Case. „, H^ettinger, N. D., July 20.-j-A ver dict of not guilty was returned at 2' o'clock this morning by the Jury which, tried D. R. Offley for the al leged murdeir of M. K. Bowen. At no time during the eight hours' delib eration of the jury was there ques tions as to the result. Time was re quired, jurymen said ,'to consider all the charges of the judge. Nonpartisan league leaders imme diately, seized upon the killing as po litlcal capital. Sheriff Pierzina and State's^ Attorney R. F. Gallagher were removed from office for alleged par ticipation in. a conspiracy to have Bowen' killed,. '.'because he was a le&gfeer." Big business, Wall, street, the I. V. A. organization in North' Dakota, are repeatedly charged with the blame for the .killing. Attorney Gfeneral1 William Langer was charged with negligence in office aiid the Bowen murder was usjfl during the political campaigns in 1*M. Howeveiv although L. A. Simpson, special, prosecutor engaged by Attor- ney General William Lemke, "attempt ed on two or-threef.occasion's to inject politics into the trial of Offley, there was not throughout the whole trial a single vestige of testimony developed which, would 'indicate that political n.f.fiV?? affiliation or belief had aught to do' with the death of Bowen, whom wit ness after wtiness described as a "bad Indianapolis rr*in with a reputation of carrying a Milwaukee Collection Taken Up.' T. F. Miirtha of Dickinson was as- soclated with Attorney Sullivan in the Louisville defense. Mr. Solliv&n referred to the fact that following the shooting and poli tical capitalizing of the death' of the league member, the league newspa pers took-.up a collection rfor "the poor widow of the league meittber who was killed by the I: V: A."'' "I think'It rather significant, too," said l£r. Sullivan,- "that the political value of charges gone1, 'with, the elimination of Langer, Pierzina and Gallagber -front office, that the Far go Courier-News, made no effort tb cover 'the atrial and, throughout the five, weeks of. the trial.ignored the ctee, tit gave it scant attention in news «£ortes clipped from other pa p^rSi The (Jury which freed Offley early this morning included seven men .who have- been .. affiliated: with the league. WOUIiD STOP TATTOOING. ^Honolulu, T. H.. July '20.—An ordi nance designed toput Honolulu's "tattooing pMlflrs" out .of cpiptMiJce ha£ be$n draftedU'by W. H. Heen, city and county attorney, ., (j. I Tfavai authortties hav$ frowned on the act of pricking permanent :pat-' terns in India Ink in the cuticle of Uncle Sam's Bailora 'and 'it was through the cojmmandaiit at "Pearl Harbor 'that the inatter wis first brought to the local official's atten tion. ••*. .• yv'.'.V' NEW PIjANT FOR SOBTH DAKOTA Brookings, 8.- D., Jiily ?(».•—i£(oy-. b^ans in South Dakot& ifc flie: title of the latest, experiment station bulletin No. ltt published 1»y ,tbe state agri cultural college. The bulletln whlch Is but recently. from the press is, the work of Arthur T. lEvans and Mathew fowlds.' It treats on the adaptability of this' comparatively hew plant, in South Dakoti,^ its food value ai com pared with otWr props and the/many vies to which it may be. put Each Evenihg at 1 w}*$'i FIFTY PRESSMEN IN DUtUTH GO BACK TOP WORK ON OLD BASIS 8»s Dnlnth, Minn., July 20.—Fir^ evidence of a break in the ranks of Dnlath members of the com-" merdal printing crafts wbo have been on strike since May 1,' for a 44-hour week, came yesterday when fifty members of the In ternational Pressmen's union agreed, to retorn to work on the former, 48-hour week schednle. Ie became known today tihat agreement wm TCached following a conference with employers yes terday. Nearly Three Million Dol lars to be Cut From Ex penses First Planned, St. Paul, Minn., July 20.—The Min nesota highway department will be forced to cut nearly three million dol lars of new construction from its 1.921 trunk highway improvement pro gram, Commissioner Charles M. Bab cock announced today, unless congress before August 15 acts to continue fed eral aid to the states on the old ap portionment basis. Federal aid forthcoming, Mr. Bab cock said, nearly 1,200 miles of trunk routes in more than 75 scattered lo cations will be improved this season by grading, gravel surfacing or pav ing. Otherwise, the total of state funds available in 1921 for new con struction of trunk highways may be reduced by nearly one-half and »the improvement mileage will be reduced to approximately 915 miles. More Contracts to Be Awarded. Working at top speed during the last sixty days, the highway depart ment has placed under contract more than two million dollars of state bet terments on the trunk, system and to day and tomorrow will award about $850,000 of additional contracts. These figures are exclusive of approxi mately four million dollars of like trunk improvements to be financed with country reimbursement bond money, and the three million dollar fund being used to provide a constant duty patrolinan for each five to eight liiile section and otherwise Insure a'dequate maintenance from the start on the entire seven thousand mile sys tem. oijjt'fby. thft highway officials.Previous •requirements included /a provision that the 'state muat mateh federal raid, dollar lot ddllar': Should a 'two year allow»nce oT 16,680,000 be made available next year, Cfemmissioiler Babcock said, the state might meet difficulties in finding an equal amoufit in, a single yaar for new construction without issuing bonds, for which leg islative authority is necessary. Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE. New York. '. .. 003 0 Cleveland :. *7$ NORTH DAKOTA'S REDUCE ROAD CONSTRUCTION SS&mb .v 000 0 phawkey and 'Schang Coveleskie and O'Neill. Washington 010 00 0 0 0 0 1 Johnson and Picinich Leonard^ and Bassler. Philadelphia 000 100 Chicago 001 oo'o Keefe and Perkins Wilkinson and Schalk. Boston .... St. Louis Pennock 1 and Ruel Davis and AMERICAX ASSOCIATION". Kansas City ..:.......' Long and Meyer Bono and Skiff. NATIONAXi KEAem First game— R. H. E. Chicago ... .202'010 B00--10 28 0 Philadelphia .. 0Q0 ,000 .060—0 6 1 .Alexander and Daly' :VSmith and Bru«^. V.:.v ^R. H. E. Pittsburgh .. .,.001 010 000—2 9 I Boiston 000 000: 00tt—-0 8 1 Cooper, and Schmidt Oeschger'&nd O'Neil. Second garne— R. H. E. ChiCago i.'. V3.000' 000 600—0 7 1 Philadelphia'^. /140 001- 20x—8 18 York and JDaly Hubbell and Peters. '-. 'i "V R. H. E. Cincinnati .v'f.100 000 100—2 9 .0 New-York- ... .000 -100 000—1 18 0 Rixey and Hargrave Toney and Snyder. V. ,v. .St. Louis..220 000 0 Brooklyn 001 120 0 Pfeffer and. demons Grimes, Reu ther and Miller. y. Uccnsf Grantlei For f^ Bantamweight dntett New York July 20.—The. Interna tional Sporting club which will stake the world's championship bantam* weight "icontest between Joe I^mch. titleholder, and P«te Herman of,- New Orleans, former titleholder1)' at 'Bb betfs field next MoUdtty night, wtus granted a license yemerday by. the New York fltate holing commission, Herman, who knocked oaf Jim Hig glns^ Edfllsh bantamweight 6ktl pion In London a week ago. ls ed to tfrrive today 6n the .steamer Ob» dnna. uwi^hf. i% MP» 5 i, 0 ATTENDANCE RECORD FOR DAY EXPECTED TO BE BROKEN TODAY Hundreds of Automobile Parties Come to City from All Over State. Special Program Tonight in Connectidn With Veter an's Day Event. ,. With service men from all sections of the state in attendance,' the third day of the Worth Dakota State Fair, designated as Veterans' day, will be one of the biggest of the week. Rep resentatives of all the service men's organizations, are on the grounds, and they*held various meetings during th'e morning to perfect organization and to make plans for the day's events. Special Trains. Two special trains 'brought large numbers of people from thei northern half of the staite to the dlty. The Great Northern ran a special from Neche and the Northern Pacific ran one from Pembina, and both trains were crowded to the guards. s. The excellent weather which has prevailed for several days has result ed in exceptionally large numbers of automobile parties. The roads to the fair grounds during' the morning and the early afternoon were lined with cars, every one of ,which carried a full quotd. of fair victors. Thursday will be Home-Coming Day, and it will bje featured by the live stock parade at 4:30 o'clock. The parade will be the greatest of its kind ever seen in the state, for all of the prize-winning live stock will be in the line. Special Program. A special jprogram will be given .to ection •yith the Vet- ion, one of* the pictures being gigantic American Legion, emblem in the vivid colors osed in the fireworks.'1 Jimmie CUnliffc'.. who is in charge of the Thearlei-Duffleld Company's pro duction, announced this meaning that he would present several other ap propriate pictures. He also is ar rangingv a special fireworks program for Thursday night. Aside from the fireworks tonight, there will bi the regular grandstand program. There will be an added feature in auto polo and Al. Sweet has arranged a special program for his singing band. Buxton Band Here. The visiting band today is the Bux ton organization., It gave a concert in front of the grand stand at 1 o'clock, and during the afternoon played at the Liberal Arts building. The Grand Forks Municipal band al '.r 030 ....100 Petty and Dixon Geari'n and Clarke. f,V. s. I 7r!5 (In Fj^nt of the Grand Stand at the State Fair) GREATEST GRAND FORKS, N. D., WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1921. Out Of Tmm Guestiii tm -_iv so played at the Liberal Arts build ing. Indications at 1 o'clock today were, that the fair Association would run over its mark tor last year's attend ance. The opening day was much more. largely attended than ever be fore. Tuesday's attendahce'dropped off. slightly, but not enough to over come, the lead established Monday. Today's attendance promises to more than" make up for what was lacking yesterday,^ and with. three 'big days yet to comfe, there is no doubt that the State :Siir will break all records, and break them in a year that is not particularly good for fairs. The C. A. Wortham Carnival attrac tions report an exceptionally good business. Officers of the organization said today that their Tuesday night's business surpassed' the second night of last year's fair. The attractions are exceptionally good this year, and they are dra*wing large crowds to the Midway every afternoon and night. Illinois Governor Indicted Springfield, III., July 20.— Governor lien Small of Illinois today was Indicted by the Sanga mon county grand jury in con nection with the investigation of the state treasurer's office daring the term that Small served as treasurer. A number of other state officials were also indicted. The others 'indicted, included Lieutenant Governor F. E. Sterling and Vernon Curtis. The indictments charge em bezzlement, conspiracy and op eration of a confidence game. Bonds of all three .were fixed at fifty thousand dollar* on each count. On the first indictment the governor,- lieutenant governor and Curtis were charged with befezlement of $700,000. ~^T^te jn^^^ant^for^ gpMgpljgM^ drafts, warrants, voochers'^a^ docunxfete to the amount'oif two million dollard. SOUTHWEST ROADS ASK PERMISSION TO CUT LUMBER RATES Washington, July 20.—Railroads of the southwest asked the interstate commerce commission today to au thorize reduction of from two to ten cents a hundred in rates on lumber shipped from Texas, Louisiana, Okla homa and Arkansas to points in Ne braska, Iowa, Kansas and border points in Minnesota shippers of the southwest sought the reduction to meet competition from the Pacific coast where similar reductions have been granted. UNLOAD OR SINK By MORRIS rTJlz.:: '4S^\ NATIONAL ADJUTANT OF AMERICAN LEGION DELIVERS ADDRESS Members of 164th Infantry Held Reunion During the Morning. State Organization Formed By Veterans of Foreign .Wars. Veterans who served the United States during the world war are re newing acquaintances today at the state fair. The fair has been turned over to the veterans for the day, and all those who appear in uniform, or carry an American Legion card or other means ,of identification are being admitted free of charge. Lemuel Bolles, national adjutant of the American Legion, is the speaker this afternoon and the program which is being staged was arranged under the direction of the Grand Forks post of the legion. It includes an auto polo game, and a mule race between le gion members. This morning was given over to a reunion of the 164th infantry, the old First North Dakota, and to the form ing of a state organization of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Reunion This Morning. At the organization of thei 164th Infantry society, which took place at ths fair grounds this morning, Colonel John H. Fraine, of Grafton, was elected president. Other officers elect ed were: Dr. L. -L. Eckman of Grand Forks, vice president, and B. C. Boyd of Grand Forks, secretary-treasurer. According to the by-laws of the or ganization, which were (lirawh up this morning, the annual,4reunion of the society Will be held «|~the North Da ItfQta state fair, at. Grand Forks .arid go Alternately. ttiOieeB the da&e-ajMl pffije dt^juiWUHg*firananged by other provisions made at the reunion pre vious to the -change. Those eligible, to the organization First North Dakota volunteers, in the 164th infantry, the N. D. National Guard who served in the war, and all who may serve in any organization succeeding this society. (Continued on Page 5) com& iyto"f NEGRO IS ORDERED TO LEAVE BISMARCK UNTIL YEAR 1850 Bismarck, N. D„ July 20.— Cirl Smith, 56, negro, has a date in Bismarck in 1950.. Smith has beeri "hangln* round" Bismarck for a few weeks. Unable tb discern any visible means of obtaining three square meals a day the police charged him with vagrancy. "I'll give you 30 days in jail," '(old Police Magistrate Caahman. "Ton may pay the costs and I'll suspend the sentence if you will promise to stay away from Bis marck until 1050." Smith scratched his head, agreed and as he left said: "See you all in 1950," HALLAGA1N IS MINNESOTA LABOR LEADER Re-elected For Eleventh Term Defeating Frank Miner. Brainerd, Minn., July 20.—Crooks ton was selected for the 1922 conven tion of the State Federation of Labor. Brainerd, Minn.. July 20.—E. G. Hall of Minneapolis, was re-elected for the eleventh term as president of the Minnesota State Federation of La bor,- defeating Frank E. Miner, ma chinist, Minneapolis, by a vote of 239 to 125, at the annual convention here this morning. Other officers elected were W. *H. Sykes, Rochester, treasurer, and G. W. Lawson, St. Paul, secretary. Those elected district vice presi dents follows: First District—J. C. Kelley, Austin. Second .District—George J. Pusch, Mankato. Third District nominees—R. G. are those who served in the old First! Mueller of Faribault and T. H. Rick North Dakota infantry, those in the ers, Stillwater. Election not announc ed. Foreign War Vets., Post Commander- B. C. Boyd, act ing chief of staff, was named com mander of the temporary state de partment of the Veterans of Foreign ."Wars, the department being organiz-1 ed this morning at a meeting of the: Eighth district. Hugh Reed. Hib veterans at the state fair. A. Greason -liH? Mankeby, Duluth, and of Fargo was chosen senior yice-com rrtander anJ Herbert1 G. Procter of Jamestown, junior vice-commander. 11 '"V* Third district, nominees. R. G. Fourth district, Frank J. Dixon and Fred Siegel, 'both of St. Paul. Fifth district. George Meyers. Min neapolis, and Maynard Peterson. Min neapolis. Sixth district, J. J. Robbers. Sauk Rapids, and Peter T. Brown, Brain erd. Seventh district,' Anton Peterson, The convention city for next year's meeting will be decided late this af ternoon when the delegates ballot on Crookston. St. Cloud and Mankato. R. J. Thomson Property, Said To Be $1,300,000, Turned Over To Trustee of Thomson, who is in the county jail! ifeti of a t^ t^ousan?dolirr rheck-^ from the company" has" Ked over jlion T?Then the report came from Austin thaj th« above amount had been an nounced. George A. Hormel was tell ing! New York, Boston, Chicago and northwestern bank representatives how he had started thirty years ago as a country meat dealer and- had built up a gross annual packing busi ness of twenty-nine million dollars with a capital stock of four and one half million dollars. Messrs! Anderson and Brown re fused to interrupt Mr. Hormel- to ask abojut the Austin report of the pecu lations .of Thomson who is in ja^ in ^Austin.'They said no statement would be Issued probably untU 4 p. m. When the conference recessed for luneh at 2 o'clock, none of the con ferees would make any statement nor give anybidlcation of wh^t action was taken. The Conference was continued later this afternoob. It Was said that a fbrmnl aim««ncement would toe -made this evening. Gar Em E Mueller of Faribault and T. H. Rick .... ers, Stillwater, election not announc-! proval of the entire ministry, ed. Fourth District—Frank J. Dixon I and Fred Siegel, both of St. Paul, elected. Election of district vice presidents is expected to consume the major part of the day, there being 43 districts. G. W. Lawson of St. Paul was re elected secretary-treasurer. District vice presidents chosen for the nine districts, in the state follow: Fir^ti. district,'.J.-S.\-Kelley-, Austin? TBlTrTw: H. Sykes, Rochester. Second district, George J. Pusch, Mankato. N E I I O N NUMBER 159. MEET CRAIG General Smuts Believed Re* sponsible For Moderat ing Trouble* X' yr. Special Consideration to the Irish Question in Eng land Today. ill London, July 20.—The probability of a meeting in Belfast between Ean-onn DeValera and Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier is fore shadowed in some political quarters and several newspapers this. morning. General J. C. Smuts, premier of South Africa, who re-entered the negotiations yesterday, doubtless is largely ^sponsible for this and similar optimistic speculation which has survived under great difficulty, since Monday, when the Ulster pre mier departed suddenly for Belfast, after making a forceful statement on the subject of self-determination as it applied to Ulster. This seemed for a time to end all hope for an amicable meeting be tween the two Irish leaders, but the moderating influence of General Smuts, coupled with Belfast dispatch es to the effect that Sir James does not regard the peace parleys as In terrupted, has gone a long way to wards re-establishing confidence. Mr. DeValera now is reported will ing to go to Belfast and meet Sir James after he has discussed with his Dublin followers certain proposals which it is understood Premier Lloyd George will submit to him Thursday. The British cabinet today will give special consideration to the Irish question and it is believed that the aforementioned proposals will be discussed at great' length and that they1 are likely to receive the .A ap- MORETROOPS IN SILESIA AREDEMANDED British, Italian and French Commissioners Want Re inforcements. Charles Effs, Duluth. The recommendation came almost T'inth district, J. C. Pratt, Crook- simultaneously with the receipt of a ston. note 6y the French foreign office from Edward Elliot of Devils Lake was Kifteen vice presidents were chosen I the British government in which for the nine districts, the seventh and ninth district having been organized at today's meeting. Pari£f July 20.— (By the Associated Press.)—The British, Italian and French commissioners in Upper Silesia hg.ve sent in a report in which they jointly demand that reinforce ments be sent to the Allied troops of... occupation, it was" announced here this ^.fternoon. Great Britain insisted there was no necessity for sending more troops in to Upper Silesia. The note was in re ply to the recent communication in which the French government noti fied Great Britain that reinforcements for the Allied troops of occupation were needed urgently to make sure the troops were not disturbed and to insure respect for the decisions of the Allies under the treaty of Versailles. The British note reiterated the de mand of that government for the early convening of the Allied supreme Austin, Minn., July 20.—Defalca- council. In view of the insistence of tions of R. J. Cy) TTiomson. former the British prime minister, Mr. Lloyd comptroller of George A. Hormel and George, it is probable that Premier Company, packers, total $1.189,000, Briand will agree to a meeting of the according to final figures made pub- council about July-27. lie here today. I The council, besides dealing with Detailed figures, it was indicated, the would be given out late today in Chi- occupied principally with the question v. fr conference of bankers :0f maintaining the penalties against viJL Sileslan question, probably will be 'he. company. 'Gern«any, continued occupation of Duesseldorf, of to a trustee all his property, valued n]?! ip\n? MIPVUT att one• milliyi, three hundred thou-'JjILLIILVb IiIvaILL sand dollars. This property includes his famous Oakdale farms. Clarence Nockelby, president of the local butchers' union, issued a state ment today demanding th$ "full and complete" prosecution of Thomson. .charging that his activities had im perilled the employment of every butcher in the Hormel plant. Report Denied. 'Chicago, July "20.—H. A. Anderson and E. E. Brown, vice presidents of the First National bank of Chicago, thts afternoon denied that any state ment announcing the total shortage of R., J. Thomson, former comptroller of George A-Hormel and.Company, Aus tin, Minn., packers, at $1,189,000, had bee.n issued from a conference of bankers and creditors of the com pany at the Chicago bank. Duisburg and Ruhrort, and a few detai,s concerning execu- the Versailles treaty, LOAF WILL NOT COME FOR TIME Duluth, Minn.. July 20.—The nickel loaf of bread will not return until the period of readjustment is past. That is the opinion of Minnesota bakers attending the third annual convention of the Retail Bakers' As socition. in session here since yes terday. Reasons advanced in support ot this statement were that sugar was 4 cents a pound before the war and is now 6% cents, flour was between 4 and 4% cents, and that .labor, is. up 100 per cent in the baking industry. The convention will adjourn late today. WOULD CUT'ICE CREAM COOT, New .York, July, 20.—-The cost of production of ice cream soda, is 7" 1-2 cents a glass,' a prominent pharmist stated today in announcing' that it could make a reasonable. profit by charging the customer 10 cents. The cost is divided as follows: Syfup, 1 cent milk, 1 cent ice cream* 25 cents labor, breakage, wtiste, .etc..' 3 1-2 cents, ,• Most prices in New Yojrk are -16, cents and up. plus war tax, «i Minnesota: Fair tonight,and Thursday Eiofnewhat warmer Thursday in extreme west portion tonight. North Dakota: .Generally. lair. tonight and ISraraday smnefrbak wamaer tonight, and In east pof* UonTtinnday. Leaps 14 to 20 6. in Midair^ -y*'