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DEPARTMENT OF A ICt1uuIjjRE g WASHINGTON LETTER N United States cc gNote erce Given Far- t of et Seat-Labor-Farmer r4 st Speech Gag Shakes si o gress-League Rep- fi neew Congress- u tor educe Power of I) rt ion-Trials of Ar- o: May Be Long Delayed a ed rust Would Discredit P Trust i, C.XAppointaient of i nth of Des Moines, Iowa, a tf agriculture is under- h an attempt to remove ti stirred up by Hous hostilitybecomes secretary of a pastoh The Democrats may C Uwilrr Iowa by reason of a Sto carf that state in the t the differences between the s ar ft e s wr: probably find f L. a man of greater ability t lith them. He is as no- r tipa up with special privi- a 40on 1, being a directors t oUStates Chamber of c the organization which c S'eading the public fight for i lg trust and other trusts, I vector of the Chicago Federal i bank. The latter position ( bat he is 5atisfactory to the ýg interests of lowa and Ii ith has long been a Demo Lachine politician, with the patronage of Iowa at his dis a run for governor and States senator, and 1916 was e to the Democratic nation aentiof. His chief connection e farmer, except through the of commerce route, is that a so-called farm paper known ssful Farming. EDITION BILL LOSE e days of hearings by the *les committee this week upon sling and Graham peace-time bills has left those bills as Caesar. Such, at east, is the ion of Chairman Phil Camp l of Representative Schall of Solis and Representative Rod of Ilinois, members of the Producers News The Only FarmermOWn ed Newspaper in North eastern Montana. With its gigantic circulation it covers Sheridan County like a blanket. Every ju dicious advertiser know's what that means when selecting an advertising medium. NearlY 10,000 people peruse the col umni of the Producers News weeklY. committee. Chairman Volstead of 1I the house judiciary committee, who 1 represents a rural district of Minne sota, attended the hearings on the first day and after listening to Sam uel Gompers of the labor forces, John D. Moore of the Irish, and spokesmen of the Quakers, the New York Bar association, the American Newspaper Publishers' association and many oth ers who protested against sedition leg islation as being "repressive, irritat ing, futile and foolish," Volstead agreed that he and his committee had made a big mistake in approving the bills. As the rules committee had been asked for? a special rule to bring the Graham sedition bill up for immedi ate passage, and as the rules commit tee is evidently ,opposed to the bill, Volstead will probably ask that the measure go back to his committee for further consideration. Then it will be pigeonholed. In its place an amend ment to the " criminal code will prob ably be offered, making it a crime to "propose or advocate" the violent overthrow of the government. The criminal statute now forbids "incit ing" such violent overthrow, but the lawyers in congress disagree as .to I whether that is broad enough to cov t er one-man attempts to shart a riot. 1 Those hearings have served to show that Attorney General Palmer was frightened at the resistance to his plans for sedition legislation to the " extent that he hastily abandoned his - intention of coming before the com I mittee to argue for the Graham bill. a FARMERS SEE CONGRESSMEN e Congressmen Steenerson, Davis, t Knutson, Ellsworth, Schall, Keller and a Carss were the first of the Minnesota delegation interviewed here by a spe cial delegation of the farmer-labor forces of the Gopher state on the le railroad and sedition issues. President n A. C. Welch of the Minnesota branch e of the American Society of Equity, ýs George Griffith of the Minnesota te branch of the National Nonpartisan >- league, and E. G. Hall, president of of the Minnesota State Federation of 1- Labor, made up the interviewing par Le ty. s Ui n mini "Each one of these congressmen," it said Wr Welch, "assured us in de6- C lite and positive terms that hedwould za o5pppose the conference report on the tc Esch-Cummins railroad bill, and w would vote for holding the railroads ti in government hands for two more t] years. Each of them, also, assumed us is positively that he would oppose any b sedition legislation. These pledges were given us when we told them that C we were opposed to these bills and ii were in favor of the two-year exten- b sion of the period of public operation ii of the roads. a "We will interview Congressmen o Anderson and Volstead before we go c back; we shall also interview Senators n Kellogg and Nelson." V Simiar labor-farmer delegations t from a number of states in the West t have been here recently to urge the Ii two-year extension of government op- t eration of the railroads and to op pose all anti-labor measures such as the sedition bills are known to be. a MORE TRUST STRATEGY r Packe rlegislation is about to be t reported to the senate from the com- 1 mittee o nagriculture, of which Sena- t tor Gronna is chairman. It is pro- ( posed by Senator Kenyon and Sena- I tor Ke,4rick that authority to watch over the conduct of the packers, tp see that they do not violate he anti trust laws and the laws against un fair competition, shall be taken away from the federal trade commission and given to a separate board or com mission. Senator Gronna and Senator Norris I are opposed to this transfer of au thority. They say that if the federal ' trade commission is to be denied the B chance to make use of its great store of knowledge of the packing industry, a and a new body having no such know 5 ledge is to be given charge, the effect - will be to give the packers free rein for another 10 or 20 years of lawless ness. Moreover, the very fact that the federal trade commission is to be deprived of this, great field of control d over industry will discredit the com mission in the eyes of the public un a familiar with the situation, and that it will result in next depriving the r commission of its autiority over the e coal industry and perhaps the steel t and other basic industries. Congress h will have been emboldened to kill the ' federal trade commission by starva a tion. of )f THE COMMUNIST CASES r- Secretary of Labor Wilson is about to decide the issue, put to him dur mug the piast week, as .to whther the elkt C~~iIitpryis an ixllegal organi- Al Izatlon, under the recunt amendments son, to the immigration act. The question 1bloci t was raised by lawyers for some of sides the thousands of .members of the par- -U. ty who were seized and thrown into pate: jail early. this month-..many of them W 1 being held without .warrants. UW. If the secretary decides that the W LComniunists are not ipso facto crim- U. I inals, then all attempt will -probably 9-10. - be made by the repressionist element 37-4' 1in congress to pass anew law to bring U. about their suppression. If, on the ent, x other hand, he decides that they are F criminals because of the fact of their LanI! s membership in the association, they 48 will doubtless appeal from this ruling N s to the federal courts. Procedure in rant t the courts wil be slow and will per e haps drag without a final decree until war -the 1920 elections are past. A-4 s ADMITS IGNORANCE war Representativce Newton of Minne- F apolis, attempting to interrupt Rep- hill, resentative Browne of Wisconsin, who $71( was assailing the Graham sedition 1-4, e bill in a speech on the floor, .chal- NEj lenged the statement that some por- F Stions of the Declaration of Independ- hill, Senc would be unmailable under this $714 Sbill. 1-4, h "`Take the part of the Declaration," 9 said Browne, "where it states thatN L- whenever any form of government is F L' destructive of these ends it is the ran Y right o fthe people to alter or abolish Ani n it. Also that clause in the Declara- S '~tion of Independence which states Prig that when long abuses and usurpa- sid( [s tions evince a design to rdeuce them Wh x- under absolute despotism, it is their al right, it is their duty, to overthrow ie such government."V r~e To which the super-American New y, ton replied : "I have not read the Gra v- ham bill." ct Browne suggested that Newton had in better read the bill before trying to s- defnd it. Newton denied that he was at defending it, but he proceeded to say b~e that he had run down a report that ol portion of the Constitution could not n- be mailed, under a sedition bill, and n- the report was untrue. at Browne concluded his speech with he these lines from Joseph Story: he "Here shall the press the people's ~el rights maintain, ~ss Unawed by influence and unbribed by he gain; 'a Here patriot truths her glorious pre- 1 cepts draw, Pledged to reliiVn liberty and law." NAY EDL u'- Our navy is bound to have more or _. less trouble over the distribution of medals for meritorious service-no - distribution, in fact, should please all. But the, public would hear nothing of the disagreements were not certain powerful interests anxious to discred it Secretary Daniels. For several years he has been advocating that the public keep certain oil lands on the public domain to guarantee a ready supply of fuel oil at all times at a reasonable price. A great excitement was raised when liquor was banished from the navy for the same reason. With un- usual efforts being made now to rob the public domain, Daniels' position becomes obnoxious to the interests. Whtever the merits of _the medals I Real Estate -TransfersI Charles F. Ankerman to Fred Per suhn, warranty deed, consideration $1,000, W 1-2, 35-35-54. Clarence W. Rossing to Pearl Liv ingston, wrat ed osdrto $60,lots 3, 4,15, 6de,, block 20, Ojsi e'sio add., Scobey. Osn Joseph DecoteaU to Mary Osn warranty deed, lots 1-2, E 1-2 NW 1-4, of 31-34-54, consideration $1. Reil Malsterre to Fred Henke, war ranyt deed, consideraion $1, NE 1-4, 29-32-58. U. S. A. to Mable B. Lystad, pat ent, SW 1-4 NE 1-4, 8-34-47. ent SE 1-4t SW 1-4, NW 1-4 NE pa-4 enet E1481-36-52. U. S. A. to Lottie Parshall, patent, SW 1-4 SW 1-4, 17, SE 1-4, 18, W 1-2 NW 1-4, N 1-2 of N 1-2 of SW 1-4, 20-33-49,. W 1-2 NE 1-4, NE 1-4, 30 27-52, NW 1-4 SW 1-4, 5-27-51R.C. U. S. A. to Cyrus W vnR . lot 4 of 2, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, of 3, lot 1 of 4-3, 7-46. U.loS. A. to Chris0 o 3ltine 2- Nooman, pat ent, los3456o ,lt ~----8, of 4-37-55. aet U. S. A. to Leonard Stagg, paet E 1-2 NE 1-4, SW 1-4 NE 1-4, SE 1-4, 10, NW 1-4 NE 1-4, 15-36-50. Gustav Oje to Cit. St. Bk., Scobey, warranty deed, consideration $4,500, N 1-2 NE 1-4, 7, N 1-2 NW 1-4, SE 1-4 NW 1-4, E 1-2 SW 1-4, SW 1-4 SW 1-4, 8-34-49. Cit. St. Bk. S4cobey to Cit. Loan Co., warranty deed, consideration $2900, SE 1-4 NE 1-4, NE 1-4 SE 1-4, 5, N 1-2 .SW 1-4, SW 1-4 SW 1-4, 4, W 1-2 NW 1-4, SE 1-4 NW 1-4, 9-36-51. U. S. A. to Arne T. Larson, patent, W14N 1 lots 4 of S1,2 lots 1-21-3, SW 1-4 NE 1-4, U .-S .t ' A u d e t n .Clots 1-2, E 1-2 N1W 1-4, N E 1-4, 31 37-51. U. S. A. to ilykola .Tkachyk, R. C., lots 5-11-12, N 1<-2 SW 1-4, SE 1-4 SW 1-4, 1, lots 8-9, of 2-37-47. U. S.. A. to Fred Wagoner, patent, W. 1-2 E 1-2, NE 1-4 SW 41-43, 8,S 1-2 SE 1-4, 5, SW 1-4 SW 144352 U. 'S: A. to Hemrs of Otto N. Jensen, pateUt, SE 1-4,293-6 PU. S. A. to Florence Burshia, pat ent, W 1-2, 35-33-52. Otto HIenriikson to Lars E. John son, warranty deed, SW 1-4 NE 1-4, 1-33-54, consider.~in$0 Laura Belgad to Joseph Arne kiev, warranty deed, NE 1-4, 18-34-56.. .Moe Bros. -Corporation to Henry Peterson., warranty deed, lot 8, block C. hClrk to Berger Larsen, war rany deed,'lots4-5-7,SE 1-4 W -4 lots 14-15, E 1-2 SW 1-4, 1-34-58. - U. S. A. to Patric Granbois, pat - ntNE 1-4, 14432-57. Ki .A. to Alexander Peltier, pat Seat, NW 1-4, 15-6-54. Alvin O. Olafson to Kathryn Knud g son, warranty deed, lots "C" and "D", block 2, Peterson's add., Scol ey, con f sideration $375. . U. S. A. to Adelbert T. Munson, a paten, SE 1-4, 27, E 1-2 NE 1-4, 34, a W 1-2 NW,1-4, 35-36-55. U. S. A. to Francis Klein, patent, e W 1-2 NW 1-4,, 17-35-55. U. S. A. to Gust Kellas, patent, lots 9-10, of 2, lots 11-12, S 1-2 NE 1-4, 3 37-49. g U. S. A. to Francois Langer, pat e ent, SE 1-4, 9-35-48. e Francois Langer, Jr., to f'rahcois r Langer, warranty deed, SE 1-4, 9-35 48. g Harry Shook to G. H. Ekiers, war n ranty deed, lot 17, block 14, Scobey. k- Francois Langer to Mary Olson, il warranty deed, consideration $1, SE 1-4, 9-35-48. Alexander Peltier to Mary Olson, warranty deed, NW 1-4, 15-36-54. 8 Forrest Main to Clarence F. Tanne ) hill, warranty deed, consideration 10 $7100, N 1-2 N 1-2, 13, SW 1-4 NW ºn 1-4, 13, NW 1-4 SW 1-4, 13, SE 1-4 1- NE 1-4, NE 1-4 SE 1-4, 14-37-48. r- Floyd Main to Clarence F. Tanne " hill, warranty deed, consideration is $7100, S 1-2 SW 1-4, 13, N 1-2 NW 1-4, 24, SE 1-4 SE 1-4, 14, SW 1-4 at NW 1-4, 24, E 1-2 NE 1-4, 23-37-48. is F. D. Morck to A. P. Vorst, war he ranty deed, ots 9-10-11-12, block 4, sh Antelope, consideration $200. a- Samuel D. Chruch et al to W. F. es Price & Roland, warranty deed, con a- sideration $1500, Tots 8-9, block 7, m Whitetail. - ~He says I'm. a good skate" - Chhcstc: fi eld t AREAL p.:' tFhat's di L A Chester field. h Look at its rccord. Three million smokers S ~-less than five yearsi on y the market! Two word, explain it - "They Satisfy!' )er AeU 'Se AT WELrELWEL OWL ra pat ent 1-2 1of pat -7-8 EAteLnt, ELD W L 1-4 FOR ADl MEAL o ht asyu uwhro ',e 5,N rtent, E1-2 S1-4, U.C., atent, E1-4, Measuring Hay tlement in stack; but, when the same shall have been over six months in the stack three hundred and forty (340) cubic feet shall be considered a ton. "As to all other kinds of hay, after the same shall have settled in the stack from sixty days up, five hund red and twelve (512) cubic feet shall constitute a ton of alfalfa or rough slough grass, after the same has been in the stack thirty days and up to one year. Four hundred and fifty (450) cubic feet shall constitute a ton of clean timothy and clover after the same shall have beene in the stack thirty days and up to one year. "Making measurements of hay in stack the following is hereby made the legal method of measurement, to wit: The width and length of the stack shall be measured, and the dis tance of the ground against one side of the stack to the ground against the other side of the stack, directy over and opposite, shall be taken in linear feet and inches, and then the width shall be subtracted from the measure - ment over the stack, as above in I dicated, the resut divided by two, and r the result thus obtained multipied by the width, and the result so obtained multiplied by the length, which will - give the number of cubic feet con tained in the stack, and the tonnage shall thereupon be determined by di viding the total number of cubic feet r, by the number of cubic feet allowed under this act for a ton.