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ill 4* wv *3 VI &S- 1 ft V* v. E N IN $ EDITION VOLUME 17. cw Woman Housekeeper For Gang Said to Have Charg ed Them With Murder. Another Questioning of Ma bel Normand is Planned By Police Officials. Los Angeles, March 1.—Further questioning of six alleged drug ped dlers and bootleggers as to their knowledge of the murder of William Desmond Taylor, film director, month ago, waS planned for today by the police and district attorney's of* flee. Their arrest was 'said to have been the result of a quarrel between one of them, Ray Lyn6h, 26, who said he Was a gas fitter and their housekeep er, Mrs. John Hupp, known also, ac cording to the police as Mrs* May Lynch and said by them to I be. an "eccentric." The others gave their nalties, ages and occupations as William East, 36, laborer George Calvert, 26, gas fit ter Walter Kirby, 23, propertym^n at a motion picture studio John Her ky, 25, sheet metal worker and Harry Amorheim, or Arnhelm, 27. chauffeur. Made Threats. The police said Mrs. Rupp-had de clared Kirby and Calvert ^nad made open threats against Taylor, on the ground that he "had injured their business," which she declared was dispensing contraband drugs and li quors. Six of the men have been held incommunicago since their arrests and a police guard was thrown about the Rupp house throughout yesterday and last night to prevent any attempt at communication 'with Mrs. Rupp who was said to be ill. Accused One ot Murder. Mrs. Rupp was reported to have told the police, she had accused 'one of the men of having killed Taylor and he had told her.never to "men tion that again." She also was report ed to have uold her landlady, Miss Edith Spltzer, the dajr after the mur der that she "knew, who killed Tay lor." Mrs. Spitzer was said by the po lice to have told them Mr& Rupp had made such a declaration at that time. To Question Miss Normand. The police practically confirmed re ports that a witness /cabled by, them "Frenchy" George, sumftioned before the district attorafey, vw ^reputable teacher of the French' language. who. had tveonjcaUed ln_to corolla* Mabel Normand, fflm,,T'«ctre9s, "Whsn she wanted ah inscfipuon in French engraved on a cigarette'case. It was stated that another questioning of! Miss Normand, whd was^ one of Ihe last persons to see' Taylor alive, was, ptanned. She is at AKa Dena, a suburb, be :'done"wlth recovering from influenza and^a nerv ous breakdown. Tiffany Is Dead. While} officers declared the day's suffered on.e misfortune' iri the report of the death two days ago from pneu monia .'of Bart Tiffany, former chauffeur tOf Taylor, and declared to have been of the "utmost import ance," at'a source of information con cerning Edward F. Sands, missing former butler-secretary to the film di rector. Mrs. Rupp, who is said to be ill In' bed, is guarded by the. police at: her home. The detective^ said they had previous acquaintance with her. Sergeant Baldrldge declaring she was an "eccentric" and had' ohce attempt ed suicide after a quarrel with a sweetheart. The officers said that in investiga tion her story, they were taking into account their previous knowledge of her as well as the possibility she might be acuated by a motive of jealousy.<p></p>NOTES MUST BE EQFLMFIRM Court Decision .Holds Con tract to Collect Notes is Unfair. Fargo, N. i., March 1.—-The Ftu-go 'law Arm of Burfenlng & Conmy must 'return approximately $720,000 in notes to the Equity Co-operative ^Packing company, according, to a de cision in the Cass county district cpurt. The decision holds a contract under which the law! firm -'was to have collected notes of -the packing company to be unequitable and un faVv This is a victory for a recently elected board of directors who-con tended the contract was not fair. "Sf Judge M. J. Englert found, accord Ing to hie decision, that the-contract had beeti negotiated by P. M. Casey, had been negotiatea uy r. m. barney, —r™"" •-n foW president of _the^.company and "not by the company board of direc 'tors as had been claimed.' The judge'sl decision says: "No reasonable man can listen to this testimony or read this record 'Without bSlng convinced that P. -M. Casey, as president of the Equity Oo operativei' Packing company R. W. Craig, attorney for the packing com pany. and P. «J. Burfenlng (n\ember «f the law firm) plaircid Into each .others hands for lairge personal -gains at the expense and detriment of the packing company and 'lts stockhold- FOTR ELECTROCUTED 9 FOR MURDER OF LEVIS X,—Charles nr*— -5- ln the wacs rtUnotd^ tor the nrnr# :*Qt qetorfe. Iievia of ^nox i'lLr dteUM wttti prayer* on th«r lhw and all swept Petrae met death, oalmly.. An. hour fetsoanoe before ths execution /.Uf ~%%f: ••ith SZSifc" /tf W*? -V t,}^ MINNESOTA CLAIMS (PIE MAN WHO SAYS TAX IS TOO LOW ''•,Bt Paul, March I.—ipimwoH probably bM the distinction of being the only state in' the unton tint an otolin a man who does' not think be Is overburdened with taxMfcm,acoordlng to H. D. Miey er. secretary of the state dairy jand food commission. In sending the one dollar egg license fee, imposed by'the state, Arthur Irvine, Isdte City, en closed a note mating that, Ini bis opinion it should be $85 nnnwgl- of one dollar. TO MAKE BIG HPROVEMENTS H. M. Byllesby Company to Spend More Than $150, 000 in Grand Forks. .Improvements costing between 150,000 and $175,000 arq to be made by the Red River Power Grand ''orks during the next few month according to a statement made \oday by W. H. Brown, general manager of the company. 1 in the neighborhood of $100,000, Mr. Brown states. Tills powerful unit, the very latest. and most modern of its kind will pi oVide power equal to 2,666 horsepower and will take the place 'of three or more smaller units which will be dispensed with When.it is installed. In connection with the installing of thiB huge turbine, all auxiliary equip ment will be placed, This will ihclude the laying- of a 20 inch pipe line from the plant to th,e river. A generator for carrying the street cars of the city has arrived and will be piit in place Shortly, an.d a ne# cylinder and the rebuilding of the engine end of the turbine are in cluded among the new equipment, ac cordlng'to Mr. Brown. :ChMge (temt c-,-. the' current, the plan being to switch from Kittson avenue to International avenue.v on the west side of Third street 'a|Kl the east side of Fourth street, making a change from the di rect to, the alternating current. This "k view to ^hanging the system In the entire city, Mr. Brown .states. Work in connection with the gas mains and the installing of some smaller equipment in the company's plaint also are being contemplated. The new, equipment and changes are, being made wholly with a. view to improving the service of the Red River Power company, and when com pleted will make the company's plant ani systeii) second to none in north wepterri'cities. ... Ugland Alleged to Have Sent Untrue Matter Thru U. S. Mails. (Herald Special Service.) Mlnot, N. D„ March 1.—David Ug land,- former banker of Knox, N. D.. entered a plea of guilty in federal court tod£y before Judge Andrew Miller to a charge of sending untrue matter through the United States mail*. The federal grand jury indictment Charged that from August 24 1915, until_January, 1918, the. defendant devised schemes to defraud and ob tain money and property under false pretenses and mtsrepresentings. The case was brodght to the Minot federal court on- a change of venue from Devils Lake, N. D. Mr. UglAnd former banker of Knox, N. D., Is now on parole' from the state penitentiary, where he %as Sentenced, after plead ing guilty to charges of bank wreck ing and embezaiement, preferred by the state. He was at one time the owner of a big line of elevators in the state anfl (Uso the Knox bank and is estimated at. that time to have been worth $300,000 or $400,000. Through the paying up of his losses, it is alleged, the bank at Knox became involved and he is said to have violated-the state backing laws paper that was worthless. He was sentenced to the state penitentiary for from two to five years, but upon rec yeral state au ve yeai of se.v was ommendation polities he was! paroled. Lotoes which have been involved by Mr. Ugland to either himself or his cus tomers-are .-said to take- almost «1,000,40Q. ,BfMikW*w*od. When the bank wrecked Mr. tl^and tost all of .his Property and the court was told this forenoon the defendant now has not enougtc fiioney to ewa hire -counsel. Behtencie'Wlll be passod by Judge Mil ler this afternoon after he hasjheard tSe vSettlls Of the .ca« presented ^by counsel for the defendant and the Vhlted States district attorney. «&ik«L Hefther, a fanner residing Martlih Holt, WilUam Kimball and Irvlng^Toung, charged with violation of the Volstead act, were fined $1 each. They had pleaded _guilty in state court «nd had been fined BrheatW, Comford.. White Barth. entered a plea o^ guilty to a charge NORTH DAKOTA'S are to be made The most important piece of ma chinery to be installed i: a 2,000 kilowat turbine, which aloqfe will cost Elmer T. Jadd Of Cando Ap pointed To Succeed Devils lake Man New Member Of Administration Board iNot Yet Named Other Vacancies' May Result From Investigation. (Herald Special Service.) Bismarck, N. J., March 1.—The of fices of J." I. Cahill as a member of the state board of administration, and John Blooni as fish and game com missioner, have been declared vacant by Governor R. A. Nestos. The declaration is based upon the failure of either Cahill or Bloom to qualify for the office in the manner provJ^ed ferVomnamTof ot rer -company oi Modern new machinery to be in stalled in the company's plant here has already, arrived and a large Amount of the work to be done win be completed by the middle of July, Mr. Brown believes. The new equip ment and changes to be made will maike the plant one of the most modern and. up-to-date of any in the northwest. $100,000 Tnrblne. heW to The discovery of the failure of Ca hill to. qualify for office .came it is understood, when a check up of the riecbrds was being made preparatory REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE TO Y. fit Vfc'l* rAjjwatf GRAND FORKS, N their oaths office, and by this failure they are ^,ave automatically disquali fied' themselves from holding the po sitions. Jndd Succeeds Bloom. Governor Nestos has appointed El mer T. Judd of Cando to aacceed Blopm as fish and game commTs§^on er. He has n6t appointed a sUcce'ssor to Cahill. It Is reported' that one or two other Nonpartisan office holders have disqualified themselves from of fice by failure to qualify as provided by law and their offices will be de clared vacant and successors appoint ed. Mr. Cahill paid, today he had re ceived notice fcrm the governor but had not had time to look into the matter and make a statement. c^ ,Caiti- paign Plans Will Be Held In Grand Forks. A meeting of th\ Republican State Central committee has .ibeen called to be held at Grand Forks on the eve ning of Wednesday, March 8, accord ing to word received lifere today. The calf is being issued today ly ,B. T. Spalding of Fargo, chairman of the committee.' Plan6 for the coming .primary campaign will .be discussed' at the meeting.* A call for a meeting 6f Democratic ptate committee was 'issued several days* ago by Sveinbjorn Johnson chairman.' This meeting vwill be held' at Fargo on/Friday, March 3. tT. S. WEATHER BUREAU.' Temperature ISY Maximum, 12 hours... 18 Minimnm, 24 hours... -IS Wind, S 14 Precipitation, 12' hours 0 «r«% 4,*^ •*.*r' ?iT r\t* 'SAVWK-! aSfcM ir te «!k-••*.'. to filing formal-ouster charges against .him.'Some time ago Governor Nes tos demanded Cahill's resignation and notified him that ouster charges would be brought for alleged deficien cies in the conduct of his office. Ca hill apparently savjed the administra tion the trouble of proving that he was not looking after the state's busi ness by having failed to look after his own. With the automatic removal of Ca hill and the resignation* of George Totten, effective April 30, R. T. Muir will be the only Nonpartisan appoin tee left oh. tlie board of. administra tion which manages various state in stitutions. Cahill was first appointed by Governor Frazler to fill out an un expired term of Casey. He was reap pointed last July for a six year term, ending in 1926. Mr. Cahill qualified for his first appointment but failed to qualify for his second, it is said. Mr. Bloom Is'succeeded by Elmer T. Judd, of Cando. Mr. Judd is said to be deeply interested In the game and fish of North Dakota, a thorough sportsman, and has published a book upon the subject. His sole object, In the belief of the governor, will be to build up the department and aid in the preservation and propagation of native game and fish. What the Law Says. Stction 683 Of the compiled laws of 1913, entitled "Vacartcies, How Caus ed" says that "Every office shall beT come, vacant on Ihe happening of either of the following ievents" and under the sixth event is listed "hie failure to qualify as providedlby law. Section 661 provides thkt "each civil officer in this state before enter ing upon thetduties of his office shali take and subscribe the oath prescrib ed in section 211, of the constitution. Such oath Bhall be endorsed upon the back of, or attached to, his bond in the case of an officer required to give bond' or endorsed upon the back or attached to' the commission, appoint ment or certificate of election, in case 1 YAP TREATY RATIFIED BY_SENATE Washington, March 1.—The Yap treaty was. ratified without by the senate. Theote for ratifi cation was 67 to/22.' Senator Lodge, Republican leader, immediately after action on the Yap treaty, called up the four power Pacific pact. MORGAN'S DOG TEAM SiiwiNS IfEPAS DERBY The Pas, March 1.—C. B. Mor gan's, team, driven by Bill proy son. won the annual .-lie Pas dog derby, reaching here shortly after noon today with all his dogB in excellent, condition. Grayson's time was 24 honrs. 51 minutes, establishing a world's' record. TO ERECT MONUMENT. Breslau, Germany, Feb. 28.-4A monument to "lost Upper Silesia" will be erected here by the city with the aid of popular subscriptions. HOW TO PUT THE BOOTLEGGER OUT OF BUSINESS XOU HEREBY 5EflTEHCEI lb drink Your. OWN HOOCH fltto MM THe LOfiD flAve MERCY WYoott Poor*. Souu I 1 Vw DNESDAY, MARCH 1, li^'j^S JOHN IT OFFICES TO QUALIFY ~r OH JUOCE hot nwr I Positions As Member Of The Board Of Administration And Game And Fish Com missioner Declared Vacant By Governor Qn Account Of Non-Observance Of The Law by League Appointees. of an officer not required to give bond." Section 662 provides that "the bonds of all state and district officers shall be given to the state( shall be -approved by the governor as to suf ficiency, and by the attorney general as to form, and such bonds, and a duplicate original of the oaths of all other such officers shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of state. The section further provides for the making' of the record." Section No. 2 of the board of ad ministration act provides "the ap« pointive members of said board shall give all their time to the duties of said office, and shall furnish bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars in the manner required by law, and each of them shall take the-oath of office and NAVYFUELFUND IS CUT IN HALF IYOTDTT1 W. 8. All Ships yirtua0yf..at Ajq« chor as Result of Action. Washington, Mar. 1.—The Ameri can navy was virtually brought to an chor today by action of the house ap propriations committee in cutting the request appropriation for navly fuel from $12,000,000 to t6,2t2,686. PIan$ were immediately made by the navj department to stop all steaming of warships, the craft to remain where they are until additional funds are made available. THE WEATHER. Minnsota: Fair tonight vr^x?' *w* 1 1 and Thursday rising temperature Thursday and in west portion to night. North Dakota: Fair tonight and Thursday rising tempera ture. By MORRIS 8 fi i'm* »Vp $A F. *-V»* 1 f\t r\A JUDGE MACK NAMED TO FILL PLACE HELD BY LANDIS Cbicajgo, Xanh Jodge JnUan/W.Xack of .••Mi Yowc «w today soleoted by M(e Oeoqe i. Qarpcnter, sen lor federal Judge of the northern district United Statfe court, to the unexpired term of Judge K. H. londls, whose rale nation became effect! vetoday Judge Hade will serve until sach time President Harding may appoint a successor, LEAGUE MEET IN MINNESOTA BF05IP0NED Precinct Caucuses Are to Be Held Throughout State March 4. Minneapolis, Mar. 1.—Postpone ment of the Nonpartisan league state convention from March 17 to March 31 was announced today by the Min nesota executive committee of the league. The Working Peoples' Non partisan Political league has sets its convention for March 31. and it is customary to have the two conven tions meet the same day and take joint action. qualify In the same manner as other proposal, as the Democratic state con officials and shall receive a salary of ventloic also is to meet March 31, in three thousand dollars per annum and Minneapolis and the Republican con- all traveling: and necessary expenses vention In SL Paul the mm* *i«v with SecUon%330 of the compiled laws The postponement is held to favor A. C. Townley's "balance of power while in the discharge of their offl- tS convenUors aU in^ion^Whe! ?°tton the Way of 1913 says that ''every person who Nonpartisan league precinct cau ..J functions of a cuses will meet Saturday, March 4 to public office without having taken and duly filed the oath of office, or without having executed and duly filed the required seicurity, is guilty of a misdemeanor and in addition to the punishment therefore, he forfeits vhls rights to the office." °peD f°r neSOti" WOOOMAKS TO TOCATORS E E N I N E I I 1 Says School' Heads are More Devoted to Cause of a Better America. .. .-•I. •Chicago, March 1.-—This country has no, reason to expect, from" its schools more by. way of culture, .effi ciency and good citizenship from its expenditures in 1922 than it obtained in 1911, Job Wood, Jr., deputy su perintendent of public instruction in California, told delegates attending the sessions of the National Educa^ tional association here today. Pointing out that although- expen ditures in 1921 reached about one bil lion, dallalrs as compared with $446, 727 000 in 1911, the purchasing pow er of the dollar In 1921 was less than half that of 1911 and that the $10 per. capita expenditure in 1911 could purchase no more than the $4.76 per capita in 1911.<p></p>N.Y.PAPERS ABBREVIATED Pressmen's Wage Dispute Kept Men Away From Work Many Hours. New York, Mar. 1.—The controv ersy between the publishers of the daily newspapers of New York city, and the Web Pressmen's union over the arbitration award of Federal Judge Martin T. Manton, was ended today, Don C. Seitz, manager of the New York World announced after a publishers meeting this morning. New York. March 1.—Morning newspapers here appeared in abbrev iated form today because of.a contro versy arising from the pressmen's wage arbitration award made on Feb ruary 22 by Judge Marin T. Manton of the United Staltes court of appeals. A meeting of members of the newspa per pressmen's union No. 25, the lo cal organization, called last night did not adjourn until so late this morn ing that the publishers were forced to print eight page papers, eliminat ing practically all advertising and spe cial news features. The meeting which was reported to have been a stormy one, resulted in the union agreeing to abide by the Judge Manton's award, but it was de cided that a committee be appointed to negotiate with the publishers in an effort to effect a modification of the ruling's terms. The union men were ordered to re turn to work. The decision handed down by Judge Manton fixed $51 and $45 as pay for day pressmen in charge a«nd journey men. respectively, and $54 and $48 for night pressmen in charge and journeymen. SOUTHWEST FACES CONTINUANCE OF SEVERE STORM Kansas City, Mo. March 1.—The southwest faced a continuance today of the snow storm that hj^s reached the. proportions of a blizzard in muny sections. Added to a high wind in many places, low temperatures gen ar&lly__ilded in making the storm the worst this section has extorienced- in recent years, according to weather observers.' Kansas. Oklahoma. Missou ri, northern Arkansas and Texas are bearing the brunt of the storm, though it bas spread to other states. Trains were reported stuck in snow drifts in south-central and southeast era Kansaa, the portion of the state reported' to have suffered the worst snow tall. Virtually all sections Of the southwest raported train service tin* 9*nA.' jty** rt-s Mt|*$ER« wi (H f-s *f Tells Grain Dealers of At tempt jso Put Throagh Fixed Wheat Price SAYS FARM BUYING POWER MUST RETURN Secretary Lee Opposes Inex perienced Politicians in His Address. I Devils Lake, N. D., Mar. t—"ill* wheels of industry will never ran smoothly until the buying power of the farmer is returned to him," said E. P. Page of Leeds, N. D., in an ad dress to the North Dakota Farmers Grain Dealers association convention here today.- Mr. Page was a delegate to the irecent agricultural conference at Washington, and his address was de voted principally to his observations there and the things the conference accomplished for the farmers. Sought Fixed Price He went into detail atfbout his'effort to induce the conference to go on record asking congress to fix a price for wheat, but soon learned that such a thing would be impractical on ae- pmlnt nf count oC the b^,al* toba«" select delegates to county conventions which will assemble at county seats ^L. March .10 to elect the delegates to the house agricultural committee, bat state convention. The state conven tion, it Is announced, will decide on a course of action for the campaign. ,. opposition to it by the I™1 tions. Delegates who thought that if a prioe was guaranteed for wheat by the government, they would expect a like consideration for their products Mr. Page said he presented his argu- that he could get no action in either, despite the fact that Congressmen Young and Burtness of North Dakota backed him up in the committee with his request. Wanted $1JS Members of the house committee asked him what he thought would be a fair price for wheat, and he told them '$2 at Chicago or $1.25 at the local elevators. When Southern agri cultural men Informed him that if congress should fix such a price they would go into the wheat business as they did during the war when the government guaranteed a price, with the result that there would be a btg wheat surplus in the country, meMfc ing lower prices in the'lkmg #an.," .£ Mr. Page, as a member of.the .w^eati. committee' of the a#ricaltuf*li' cbdi ference, said he attempted to'put Over a resolution calling for a reduction of 15 per cent in wheat atreage in order to bring up the price, Ibut that' the committee and the conference reduc ed this percentage, thinking 15'per cent production was too much. Wallace Opposed' Secretary of Agriculture -Henry Wallace", with whom Mr. Page con sulted on the question of acreage, op posed the 15 per cent. ^eductlpjl and it was due to his influence, no doubt, that the percentage was lowered. .- Mr. Page brought his address to. a close with a criticism of the federal reserve bank and the farm loan bank at St. Paul. He depreciated the sys tem adopted by the latter whereby loans could n.ot be closed until alt the interest defalcation^ are made good, pointing out how the fact that if one borrower falls down on his interest a number of farmers seeking loans will have to await until the defalca tions is made good. He said that officials of the land bank explained to him that such a thing was neces sary because the .bank must sell bends, to make the loans, and it was neces-l sary that the interest be maintained in order that the bonds be sold. As to the federal reserve bank. Mr. Page does not see the reason for the creation of various governmental!, agencies to make loans to farmers. He said that the federal reserve bank should be in a position to take care of this business and that It should net| have been necessary to call upon the war finance corporation to help the farmers. The speaker made a plea for more liberal credit to the farmers by the various banks of the state, pointing out that unless they can secure better, credit it will be impossible for them to do business. He criticised the conditions last fall when the foanks pressed the. collection •, of their loans to the farmers, causing the latter to harvest their crops at an unusually high cost. "The banks ought to accept the farmers' paper with more liberality with regard to security," said Mr. Page. "There should be a common inter est among all business men to see that the farmer gets fair prices for his products. He canriot continue to buy goods as long as the prices he receives for his products is lower than his co6t of production. The wheels of industry will never run smoothly until the buying powers Of the farmer is returned to him." (Continued on pag_- 2.) TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED Washington, March 1.—-Chairman Cummins of thfe senate interstate commerce committee, today called, a meeting for next Saturday to consld er whether legislation amending th«'"j transportation act should be pressed^? to meet the situation caused by the supreme court's decisions Monday in the Wisconsin and other rate cases, in which the court sustained the "rata^V making authority of the- Interstate', Commerce commission as detninaht-v^ over the stateS. Before the senate Committee is a bill to restore the rate making pewi ers of the state regulatory coofmls siohs, which has 'been, supported- ^Vv:| state railway commissioner*. RUTB A&1UEES TO '^nOWST''' pot Springs, Ark.', Kartell 1. Att«C a threo hours' conference hare late yesterday between gabe Btith. boms run king. Manager Huggini and CM«, 1 Huston of the New Yofk Afeari-? cans, Colonel Huston stated that eett tract tsirtne tor Ruth vUrtnaUr been agreed v&m. concerned.