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j- fe-isf, vr*-v4fc 1* -*1 *v kVJ4 E I I O N VOLUME 17. -:.\ Effort Wilt Be Made To Com pel Former Officials To Pay For Houses Built By State Other Actions Ex pected To Gear Up Tangle Left By League Adminis tration. Bismarck, N. D., March 8.—Suit was commenced today by the State Home Building association against George IS. Wallaoe and John N. Hasan to com pel them to pay the foil cost of the houses built for them by the state, The suits are expected to apply to the cases of a large number of other per' sons for whom homes were built and which homes, on the average, accord ing to an audit report, cost about 61 per cent more than the estimated cost. Five actions are to be instituted to determine ail the questions involved in the Home Building association tangle. The four suits are as follows Rw Test Oases. 1. Suit against George E. Wallace, to compel payment of the full cost of the house, which was built at the request of Wal lace. 2. Suit against John N. Hagan to compel performance of alleged contract, and to determine whether he, as member of the Industrial Commission and one of the directors of the Home Build ing association, -had the right to so deal with the association, to determine if he shall'pay full cost of the house he abandoned, and whether the association must re fund money already paid, less rent, as he demands. 3. Two. suits will be started to determine whether persons who purchased homes of the associa tion after the association had nearly completed them, shall pay the full cost of the homes. There are seven such homes in Bis marck and seven in Fargo. A suit will be fil^d in Ffergo and 6ne in Bismarck. 4. Suit to determine who shatll pay the taxes, which will be instituted in Burleigh county by the association pgainst the eonnty 1 auditor, in which the association will allege the houses are not la able but iftheroouet hold* are the person for-' whom"? tj wero^bttllt must pay the Oase Against Wallaoe. The suit against Mr. Wallace, for mer tax commissioner and himself a lawyer, is expected to settle many im portant questions involved in Home Building association affairs. The case will be heard in the Bur leigh district court. The suit says that 'Vn or about the first day of September, 1920, the de fendant (Wallace) made application to the plaintiff association for the pur chase and construction of a home un der the terms and provisions of the act," that "upon the completion of which house it was agreed that the plaintiff would, upon receipt of a cash payment of 20 per cent of the total selling price of said home, convey said property to the defendant by deed, or by contract for deed, and receive set tlement therefor from the defendant as provided by Section 12 of said Act." It alleges the association purchased a lot, built the home, "Including such equipments as are customarily used in connection' with dwelling houses, and including various extras and altera tions specifically ordered and request ed by the defendant from time to time during the construction thereof." The house was completed about June 1. 1921, and occupied by Wal lace. The actual cost, the associa tion's suit says, was $11,720.45 "which sum the defendant agreed to pay to the plaintiff association, and that-said homo was, and is of reasonable value of $11,720.46." Wallace, the complaint says, has paid a total of $2,900, "that tbe de fendant has refused and neglected to pay the balanace due the plaintiff, or any part thereof, or to make settle Trent therefore in the manner provid ed by law." The home, Wallace said, was to be built for about $6,000.. The suit asks judgment in sum of $8,820.46, and is brought by Attorney General Sveinbjorn Johnson and As sistant Attorney General George Shaf cr for the association. Hagan Asked to Fay Judgment in the sum of $7,139-7$ asked against Mr. Hagan. The house which was built for Him was occupied by him from about June 1, 1921, un til about November 21, 1921, when be moved out and abandoned the hodse. The cost of the house, the suit alleges, was $8,892.9$, and Hagan, it allege* has paid about $1,700. The right of Hagan as a member of the Industrial Commission to move out of the house and turn it back as he did is expected to Je raised in the trial of the suit, though it is not spe cifically set out in the suit brought. Member of Oonimisswm. One paragraph of the suit, setting out Hagan'8 relations in. the, transac tion, says: "That the defendant John N. Hagan was at all the times hereinafter mentioned and until the 23rd day of November, 1821, a mem ber of the Industrial Commi«don of the State of North Dakqta, and ac tively function as a member of that body that said Industrial Commis sion was* then and there at all times charged with the duty and authority to operate, manage and control the said Home Building association, and to make Utd enforce all neceesary or ders, rules, regulations and 'by-laws for the transaction of its biMnaeaa, and to appoint the offloers, agents and em ployes, of said association, define their authority, limit and control their cop duct lit respect, to the business of Mid association that as a memfcerofsaid industrial Commission, the defend anr^chargeablei^anih^l ac tual knowledge of the buriness of said ,» association, anid of the activities and conduct of its manager, subordinate .officers, agents and employes In con nection with ,the transaction pt Its heme building enterprise, and1 a»prov: ed and rttWed conduct/' i' **. «*. »/, **W v- MJ- rw $$** i* 5iMr« r* Ji .%*.--iviV*••».• *H' & ARE FIRST OF SERIES OF TEST HOME BUILDING ASSOCIATION M, W-'Sjtf NO BENEFITS FOR RETIRED APPOINTEES Daugherty Holds 80,000 Ap pointed by President Have No Retirement Rights. Over 6,000 Persons Received Compensation Illegally, Says Fall. Washington, March 8.—Ap proximately eighty thousand gov ernment employes, holdijng their positions by presidential order, are bdd to be not entitled to the benefits of the retirement act In an opinion rendered by Attorney General Daugherty and trans mitted to the interior department which administers the act. Secretary Fall in announcing the opinion today said that oat of eight thousand employes who have been retired under the act, 6,400 had bocn receiving com pensation illegally and that upon receipt of the attorney general's ruling an order was iauid that oertlflc no more be Icates for payment issued.<p></p>CHEBOYGAN IS SWEPTBYFIRE One Dead and Two Missing Loss Will be Close to Million Dollars. Ouibbygau, Michv/ Mareh ftr-rOne man is- deaa,' t#o Jkoys are missing and a large part of Cheboygan's busi ness district is in ruins as the result of a Are that swept four blocks in the downtown: section this forenoon. Early* estimate!) placed the financial loss at more than $500,000, with indi the cations it might reach $1,000,000. Frank J. Hover, a baker, was burned to death when1 he entered his Bhop to recover his effects. Elmer Wing, 13, and Edward La way, 10, aire believed to have been caught beneath falling walls. ___ a 6 structure, o.nd in & short time naa KEEN DENIES CHARGES MADE AGAINST HIM St. Paul, Minn., March 8.—Charges that he was opposed to co-operative marketing of creamery products or any other farm products, or that he was obstructing the work of the Minnesota Co-operative Creameries Association,, Inc., were emphatically -denied today by Chris Heen, state dairy and food commissioner. The charges, he said, are entirely unfounded, and are. a result of per sonal animus-tin the part of some of the directors and officials of the creamery association. They arose out of a resolution adopted by the Minne sota' Co-operative Association, Inc., at a meeting held yesterday, in which Governor Preus was asked to dismiss Commissioner Heen because of "his opposition to' co-operative market ing." H. D. Meyer, secretary to the com mission, said that the department stands squarely behind Mr. Heen,' that on all occasions Mr. Heen has been a friend of co-operative movements and that the charges brought yesterday were entirely without foundation. TRANSPORTATION AND MINE WORKERS* PACT IS RATIFIED Indianapolis, March 8.—The inter national executive hoard of the United Mine Workers of America today ratified the articles of alliance be tween the transportation and mine workers' unions. The announcement was made by John L. Lewis, Interna tional president of the miners' or ganisations. The action, it was) said, was taken by unanimous vote of the members of the board. Formal noti fication of the action will be filed with E. J. Manlon, president of the O^-der of Railroad Telegraphers, who Is secretary of the alliance, 4RDINGT0TAKE WEEK'S VACATION Qi THE SOUTH I March 8, •Pwal- Hardlng, accompanied by Hit. BhMdc uA a number of friends In official life including Attorney General Daucherty will lenve Washtngtnn at i/dock' thto ofcains for a week's vacation in Florida, the White Howie an nounced shortly after 4 o'clock this afternoon. nae president, it was said at the Whltb House, plana to spend mqat of the tftne at St. Augustine, the prertdential train reaching oMw ahont ,odook toinor- rBlpt. 7-l.w A -'Ar ,. 1 y-* «, \'h $ NORTH DAKOTA'S GREATEST United States Wilt Not Enter Genoa Debate (By The Associated Press.) Washington, March 8.—The United States government has declined the invitation to "partici pate in the Genoa economy con ference. The decisiqn of the American government was transmitted late today to Senator Ricci, the Ital ian ambassador here, who acting for his country and indirectly for the allied supreme council, ex tended the invitation for Ameri can participation. LANSHLHU PACT REPLACED BYNEWTREATY Nine Power and not Four Power Pact Affects Agree ment, Harding Says. Washington, March 8.—The Lans ing-Ishii agreement has been com pletely superseded by the nine power treaty relating ^to China now before the senate. President Harding' in formed the senate today in response to the recently adopted Borah reso lution. The executive added that the four power treaty did not refer tp China and does not directly bear upon the Lansing-Ishii notes. "The so-called Lansing-Ishii agree ment," the president declared in a letter to the senate, "has no binding effect whatever, either with respect to the past or to the future, which is in any sense inconsistent with the principles and policies explicitly de clared in the nine power treaty." Th'. president said that the four power pact in his opinion was "an es I sential part of the plan to create con ditions in the Far Bast at once favor able to the policies we have long ad vocated and to an enduring peace." "The negotiation of this treaty," the president said, referring to the nine power pact, "is in itself the most formal declaration of the policy of the executive in relation to China and supersedes any executive understand ing or declaration that could possibly be asserted to have contrary im portance. If the senate assents to this treaty, the principles and policies whieh the treaty declares will be supported and epfprced bj£ intenjjatloftai agreement. Frozen Assets Anil Run Held Responsible For Another Failure Chicago, March 8.—"Frozen assets" and a run caused by the failure of many eastern brokerage houses was blamed today for the failure yesterday of Kriebel and Company with ap proximately $5,000,000 in liabilities a UJwlIIIotv IJ #Vi I against about $4,000,000 in assets. tirnl "hS This statement was made by Wey- mAUAi. swept through four blocks, destroying: attorney ror the a score or more of business estabUsh-| ..^.Kriebel has conducted his business fn an honest, upright way jj& It fn added that the to' spend the TTirklanH nttompv for thA I and there is no indication anywhere 'of improper business practices,'' said I Mr. Kirkland. "The failure of a large number of eastern brokerage firms caused a run on Kriebel and Com pany, which forced them to pay cus tomers more than $900,000 during the last 30 days. This left the firm so short of cash that the failure was in evitable." 3 VCpr 1 4 T| I i* -ijvi'v.M.- ••'tk'&:. :*-. 'i«•1^.- ••.***,• .: i^,_v» ":i:.,57iL,:,-:.,r /i."'«i QRAND FORKS, N. P., WEDNESDAY, MARCH &, 1922. OVENHOUSE Pafty Lines Expected to Disappear When Measure Is Called Up. VETERANS WOULD GET UP TO $625! Suspension of Rules Consid ered Would Shut Out Amendments. Washington, March 8.—Ttcpnb lican leaders disclosed today that they wefe considering a plan to put the soldiers' bonus bill through the house under a sus pension ot the rules which would shut out amendments of any kind and limit debate to 40 min utes. Under this plan a two.thirds vote would be necessary to paas the measure but leaden believed in the baste of present sentiment that this majority .could be ob tained with ivotos to spare. Monday, March 20, will be the next rules suspension day. Tlie army appropriation bUl will be taken up before the bonus measure, it was said, probably on next Tuesday. This probably would mean that in any event the bonus bill would be put over un til the week following. Washington, March 8.—After weeks of work and worry, the house ways and means committee majority has evolved a soldiers' bonus bill on which it apparently intends to stand pat. ]JQ£Pite some criticism of the meas ure in and out of congress, Chairman Fordney and his co-workers believe it will encounter only comparatively feeble opposition in the house unless there is an unexpected reaction among the great majority of members who have been insistent that some port of bonus legislation be enacted at this session. Just what will happen to the bill in the senate appears at this time prob lematical. The measure will be open to amendment and also to unlimited debate in some important particulars. Since President Harding advised the house committee ,to pay the bonus with a sales tax-oi* postpone the legis iftMoe-it~i&«^Beted that' ttte tAitartat proponents in the senate will renew their fight. Among house members generally there was more discussion today as to how: the president viewed the bill than there was about its probable fate aft er it left the house. Framers of the measure appeared to be fairly confi dent'that it would not meet with the executive's disapproval because it re moved what they said was the funda mental objection to the cash bonus plan—an imm'ediate drain on the federal treasury. See Dissatisfaction. Some opponents of the measure in the house predicted that the bill would be unsatisfactory to both the country and the service men. They, contended that it would not enable' the men to get as much cash in three years' as they would have received un der the original ciish plan and tt^at the proposed advances by the banks, if made, would inflate credits to the extent of half a million or more dol lars over the period of the bank loans, thus increasing living costs. (Continued on page 6.) IT MUST BE THE COAL MAM By MORRIS LIABLE MAKE APR'1- v* f.-? IQ ,v r-^ GHOST MYSTERY NOT SOLVED HE FAILS TO SHOW I*- (By The Associated Press.) Halifax, N. &, March 8.—Ob viously embarrassed by the pres ence of so many strange mortals in his favorite haunt, the ghost of Antigonish did not w»Ilc last night. Tills was the substance of a bulletin issued today by Dr. Walter Franklin Prince, director of the American Institute for Sci entific Research, who came all the way from New York to make the- restless spirit's acquaintance. Dr. Prince after his first night in the haonted boose of Alex Maadonald at GMedonia Mills, re ported th6 wee small boors had passed without a 'single ghostly manifestation.<p></p>REFIUURTROOPS HOLD BARRACKS IN LIMERICK Umu F.ynrMuH That Situa- ?nd tion Will Clear Without More Trouble. Substantial reinforcements for the Republican regulars came in last night, 500 men -arriving from B2ast Clare, and East Limerick. Coincident with the coming ^of the reinforcements was-^the arrival of Richard Mulcahy. the Daii of defense and other provisional gov ernment representatives, wlia began negotiations with the insurgent Re publican troops. Hopes were ex pressed that an understanding would be reached, making it unnecessary to use force in bringing about the with drawal of the invaders. Another Death. (By The Associated Press.) Belfast, March 8. Anotner fatal shooting- occurred today in continua tion of disorders in progress for sev eral days in Belfast and which re sulted in four deaths yesteitfay. A faniper on Antrim street* shot Uid mortally wounded WllUfcm Johnson, and slightly wounded another man. RICKAR^SCASE SET FOR MARCH 20 New York, March 8.—Trial of Tex Rickard. boxing promoter, on an in dictment charging criminal assault upon Alice Ruck, 15-year-old school girl, today was set for March 20. Su preme Court Justice Wasservogel took under advisement a motion by Rich ard's counsel to dismiss the indict ment. THE WEATHER. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight slightly colder in northwest portion Thursday probably fair. North Dakota: Generally fair tonight and Thursday slightly colder in east and ccutral por tions tonight rising temperature Thursday afternoon in west por tion. •r .:• vA-^-v |W t*S *r i-* ', ')?r' :i'- %.&X'i'-' 1 Defense Expects to Com plete Testimony on Thursday. Los Angeles, March 8.—Mrs. Mada lynne Obenchain, on trial here lor the murder of J. Belton Kennedy, her _____ I former sweetheart, probably will take the witness stand today or tomorrow tel1 the Jury her XxOpe C/XprCSScu uai Oliua. incidents connected with the slaying. This is in accordance with an an nouncement by her attorneys that they hoped to complete the defense by tomorrow at the latest, and that Limerick, Ireland, March 8.— Large forces of regular Irish Repub lican army troops are in Limerick oc cupying the William Street barracks and five other barracks. They have also taken over the local jail. British troops are still occupying the new barracks and the ordnance building. The ordinary police duties are being performed by Irish Republican, army regulars. versio" ot Mother VyojHl Out. Kennedy, howevir,, according" to Miss Wilsoii, did .not go there, a*nil told Miss Wilson the reason was be cause his mother "had gotten »wind of it" and said if he went to San Fra'n cisco she would go, too. Miss Wilson said that at Kennedy's request, she telephoned to the San Fra'noisco hotel where Mrs. Obenchain was registered and asked her to come to Los Angeles, but that Mrs. Obenchain refused to do so. This was cn June 30. Miss Wil son telephoned the same request on July 3 and got the sa^e response, she testified.<p></p>REP MICANS GATHER HERE FOR MEETING operation Plan .Before Committee. Several members of the Republican State Central committee arrived in Grand Forks today for the meeting of the committee to be held here this evening. Most of the committeemen howev er will arrive on early evening trains and the meeting is scheduled to open at the Hotel Dacotah at 8:15 o'clock. It will probably extend over at least through Thursday morning. ed to preside at tonight's meeting Stocks 01 Grain On Farms March 1 Announced Today Washington, March 8.—Stocks of grain on farms March 1 were an nounced today by the department of agriculture as follows: cv Y^4, », %," 1 4 *.'V *A E E N I many I their client would take the stand. The defense contends the principal issue in the trial is whether Mrs. Obenchain was scorned by Kennedy or whether she refused to marry him. It holds the latter Is the case. Los Angeles, Cal., March S.—The principal issue in the' trial of Mrs. Madalynne Obenchain on the charge of murdering her sweetheart, J. Bel ton Ketrtiedy, is whether Mrs. Oben cha'n was scorned by Kennedy or whether she refused to marry him. This was stated to the jury in the case Tuesday by the defense counsel. On this issue, the attorneys spent, yiewa in the love affair she said existed be tween the couple. Miss Wilson, called as a defense vitr^ss, de»a,-ed Kennedy wanted to marry Mrs. Obenchain secretely, be cause sh': 'aid, his parents objected to th" rn'on. "Mn'*Hl,'nn'? said she never would marry Helton, until he* had taken her to lii- mother and had matters straightened out," Miss Wilson testi fied. It was brought out that Mrs. Obenchain reached San Franc'sco on June 28, 1(21,- expecting Kennedy would ineet her there to marry her. -Wv. E I I O N SENATE BATTLE OVER 4-POWER TREATY GETS INTO FULL SWING WHEN LODGE DEFENDS MEASURE MRS. 0BENCHA1N EXPECTED TO GO ON STAND TODAY NUMBER 57.. Declares Treaty Diif With The Conditiew Would Produce War peals For Full Support Ratification Expected To Ft Washington. March 8.—With oppo* pi lion forces organizing for the fray, the senate fight over the four power Pacific treaty got into full swing today when Senator Lodge, Massachusetts, the Republican leader, delivered his speech in the defense of the pact. Senator Robertson, Democrat, Ar kansas, planned to follow' Senator Lodge in an address favoring his two proposed reservations to the treaty, and it appeared likely that a general discussion would develop terminating the preliminary lull which has mark ed the treaty debate this far. To Press Fight. That opponents are organizing to press their fight on the treaty was as sured today through the knowledge that a definite plan of action had been agreed upon after consultation by Se'nator Borah, Republican, and some of the friends of former President Wilson. Just how far the sentiments of Mr. Wilson himself may be re flected in the understanding thus ef fected by the "irreconcilable" leader, or how far reaching the understand ing may be has not been revealed. One of those from whom the Idaho senator is understood to have sought of most of the day examining and cross Baruch of New orlt. Mr. Borah examfning Miss Louise Wilson, pro prietor ot a Los Angeles "beauty par lor," who said she was the confidante minister of both Kennedy and Mrs. Obenchain The Idaho senator has beeri in con stant conference with Democratic sen ators regarded as followers of the for mer president who in turn have con ferred with the senators of their par ty who have been inclined to follow the leadership of Senator Underwood and support all of the conferenca treaties. Just what alignment may-re sult from this, however, appears at this stage to be entirely speculative. Washington, March 8. Termina Uon of the Anglo-Japanese alliance and substitution of a political system actuated by peace in the Pacific was* described in the senate today tw: Sen atbr Lodge of Massachusetts, the Re publican leader and a member of thijit. American arms delegation, as the "main purpose" of the four-power V'a. cific treaty. Most Dangerous Element. The Anglo-Japanese arrangement. Senator Lodge declared, was regard ed by the delegation as "the most dan gerous element" in this government's relations with the Par East. He as serted that if the four-power pact with its clause abrogating the alli ance failed, the naval limitation agree ment also would be endangered re sulting in "failure of the conference." No Entanglements. No entangling commitments are contained in the treaty, he asserted, and no provision contrary to Ameri can traditions. He characterized it as "only an experiment" but added that it was one that must succeed if th» United States is to make its professed desires to take the lead in guiding the world toward peace. _____ "The treaty now before us termin ates the Anglo-Japanese alliance." A TTvrv»»i~toH T.,f pn Senator Lodge said, "personally I be •L. V. t\* HfXpCdCU XO Ir Ul ]ievc that it involves the United States in no obligation except to meet with the other signatories and consult in case of any controversy arising or in case of aggression by some outsids power not a signatory. I repeat that I think the obligation to meet and consult is the only obligation e.tist ing in this treaty, and the main pur I pose of the treaty is attained by the termination of the Anglo-Japanese al liance. "It is not necessary for me to go into detail ,as to the reasons for ray opinion as to the great importance of I this single achievement. It is suftl cient to say that in my judgment tbe Anglo-Japanese alliance was the most dangerous element in our relations with the Far East and with the Pa I cific. Wars come from suspicions which develop into hatreds and ha which develop into war. Plans for the coming state cam paign are to be taken up at the ses sion of the committee, and it is ex pected that" a committee of the In dependent Voters' association will ap- I pear before the committee to suggest Caused Suspicion. the same plan of co-operation against "The Anglo-Japanese alliance the Nonpartisan league, that was I caused a growing feeling of suspicion placed before the Democratic com- not only in the United States but in mittee at its recent meeting at Fareo. Canada. On the other side it tended Judge B. F. Spalding of Fargo, to give a background to Japan which chairman of the committee, is expect- encouraged the war spirit and large Corn, 1,313,126,000 bushels, or 42.6 per cent of the 1921 crop compared with 1,564,832,000 bushels, or 48.8 per cent of the'1920 crop and 36.7 per cent the ten year average. About 87.5 per cent, or 2,695,194,000 bushels of the 1921 crop in merchantable, compared with per cent of the ,86.9 0 E£h' %?7 7 fc,P^C°oT?a^ Minnesota, 50,583,000. South Dakota, 51.609.000* Of wheat— s. Minnesota, 6,316,000. I .North Dakota, 13.920,060. South Dakota, 5,9Ti,060,- preparations both by land and sea for future conflict. It immobilized Eng land and prevented the exercise of her influence in the easi for the cause of peaco. and peace is distinctly in her inu-rett in that great region. That menace to peace is removed by the four-power treaty. "I have already shown the total dif- (Continued on page 6.) AMERICANS KILLED IN TAMPICO OIL FIELD, REPORT San Antonio, Tex., March 8.—As sassination of several American citl se'ns in the Tampico oil regWn is re- .. ported in a dispatch received yester- ten day by La Prenza, Spanish language ww imbm newspaper In San Antonio. It was hels' or 16 reported that the Americans met their death at the 217,037,n£, OOObushels, or 26.1 per operating in that region. 19 8 P'r Tr vj? hand» Oats, 404,461,000 bushels, or 38.1 meilately for Tfcmpico, the disnatch per cent of the 1921 crop, compared with 61.75(,000 bushels, or 46.7 per cent of the' 1920 crop, and 36.4 per cent, the ten year average. Barley 40,950,000 bushels, or 27.1 per cent-of the 1*921 crop, compared with 65,229,0^0 bushels, or S4.5 per cent of the 1920 crop, and 28.0 per cent, the .ten year average. .Stocks on' farms In principal pro duoifig states Include: Of corn—' ,» Stated. ig' -n£t 4i S President is Bernard also is said to have been in corre spondence on the subject with Nor man Davis, former under secretary of state. 4J %. ll*Jf $3 4^ -tiv- tfi ot the rf Mi \4* &i} *J *£& ™»els The Mexican war department has I ordered the gunboat Bravo to sail 1m- STEGNER SEEKS 4 COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE OFFICE (Herald Special Berriee.) Blflnarck, H. D.. Majreh Stegner, state agent for th* IqniUbl* life Insurance Co. of Im tai well known bualn— man of thin otty, today announced his candidacy Cot the Republican nomination tor mlwrtonw of iwraranca.