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IS! JKif •Sfa^^Bi f- •••-•$ kmm •\-.jji I ..rr: THE.-P.I ONEER' .Jig- Best -Advertising *|i| Mediuiu in tJbre 'County «g£ A '.nely Equipped Job Dei artment in connection VOLUME 26, .yiWv(K^ t^W' UECS THAN THREE HUNDRED BILLS PASS LEGISLATURE. Few'of the Principal Reforms Advo Doings AtBismarck AM MEASURES FAIL cated Prior to Election Become Laws, Although a Hard Fight Was Made for Some of Them. ••'. Bismarck, March 11.—The Tenth legislative assembly, characterized as a most remarkable session in many respects, adjoift lied .late Friday night. Nearly 700 bills were introduced in both branches, but out of that number 175 ^pnate bills end 110 house bills will becorce laws, at least they are up to the governor, who has already ap proved many of them. The bulk of the work has be6Vi done during the past three weeks. Tho much boasted initiative and referen dum, after much amending in both houses, finally sallied forth from a con ference committee and passe.-) tha house anil all the votes which could be mustered for it were fifij-three, just barely enough to carry it safs over the turbulent seas over winch it traveled. It provides for tiie submit ting of amendments to the constitu tion and that of course has created terror in the hearts of the ultra prohi bition forqug and there is 110 doubt bat that candidates for the legislature in, 190S will have to stand squarely on that platform, because' if the people approve of the initiative and referen dum amendment to,the constitution at the next general election it will have to pass the next legislature. Under the measure the question of resubmis sion of the constitutional prohibition clause will come. ,v! -. Anti-Pass Bill a Dream* The anti-pass bill, one of the meas ures made so prominent in the insur gent 'platform during the last cam paign, failed to pass, notwithstanding ,af^.J}ojd.^ghts'bn the flowst-M-both. houses/.Pills.w.eT'S introduced-in both houses, but' tiie cfelebratecl bill, No. 23, by Senator "Young, ultimately reached a conference committee, from which it never emerged. Frofn the first there were waverings' in both houses and to any trained observer it couid be seen that there were but few men in botn branches who displayed any great amount of enthusiasm. Time and tiire again it was stated by experienced legislators that there was no crystalized demand for anti-pass legislation. The insurgents, at the opening of the assembly, openly stated that the elimiriation of passes and other kinds of favors alleged to have been distributed by the railroads was a public demand. Many, members re futed the idea and stated that the de mand existed only in the minds of the so called reformers. Probably anti pass would have drawn more votes if the members could have been assured that their passes would have been good to go home on rind that they would not have been made void imme- S&3T. W A uxH'V Little Railroad Legislation. The railroads have escaped from the legislature without much hurt, consid ering they were the target for go much Are at the beginning. Two measures, however, the railroad lobbyists de clare, will hurtf the 2%-cent fare and the one, S. F. 27G, relating to liability of common carriers to their employes. Often contributory negligence was proven against the latter and their families were unable to recover. Un der the new law if contributory negli gence is proven on the part of the railroads they will be responsible for their share. Railroad employes con sider they have.won a victory in this law, which they have been waiting years for. The assembly has left an excellent record so far as progressive educa tional legislation is concerned and the enthusiastic school men over the state can be fairly well satisfied. The school laws are to be codified. The state su perintendent now can revoke a state certificate for violation of contract. County superintendents and superin tendents have supervisory control over the erection of school buildings in common school districts, insuring better sanitary and ventilating meth ods. Th£ method of taking school census has been changed. Common school districts are to maintain a six months' school or they may not get the state and tuition bounty. Then there has been a library commission created. Primary Election Law Passed. One of the last measures to be passed was the Sharpe primary elec tion law. Candidates for United States senator must get 40 per cent of the vote or no nomination and if that Is not obtained the two candidates re ceiving the highest number of votes At tiie prima^/ will be submitted to tlie f.people sat the general election. Candidates for the legislature will be pledged t6 support the candidate of the party chosen by the people. Na tional committeemen and pfesidential electors are exempted from the opera tions of the law, but state and county officers come within its terms. The Sixth judicial district has been divided, the section west of the Mis souri river becoming the Tenth ju dicial district. The counties of Bot .ineau, McHenry and Pierce have been '.aken out of the Eighth judicial dis trict and will form the Ninth judicial Jistrict. A bill to increase the salaries of fctate officers fell by the wayside, but instead all state officers, including the adjutant general, clerk of the supreme court, land commissioner and oil in spector, are to get $500 a year for persona] expenses when out on busi ness for the state. Those officers who accept passes will be that much ahead, but it is stated that several passes in»-M WALK-OVER. S These shoes are our specialty, and their popularity and good name are knowci to every one. Years of study and experience have made O. E shoes standards of excellence. Iri style, fit, comfort, and wear they are far superior to any other ready-made shoes. O N G. WARNER i&?%* iVV' 'i t' jVll 4 1 "'i* -. diately after tne passage of the bill." Another feature materally Influenced many members after careful reflection and that was the Imperilling of the anpual excursions to the state agricul tural college, which have been an an nual event for the farmers for the past nine years and have been very popular and valuable in promulgating practical knowledge in the different branches of agriculture. 1 At «TL k"71"' 7? S have been returned. The oil inspection bill was finally returned to thfe seriate after repeated demands, although both houses had passed it,, and as a punishment for the ruffling of senatorial dignity the pres ident of the senate forgot to sign it before adjournment and thus it died. The senate insisted there was a Stand ard Oil woodcliuck in it and the house claimed .it was all right and as a re sult the new oil inspector is left with out deputies andv needed apparatus to conduct bis business. •r\ Armories for State Militia. A bill which Senator Hanna is espe cially proud of is one which provides for the erection of armories in the different cities for the state volun teers. The appropriation allows $5,000 for each company, but only three com panies a year may build. The condi tions to obtain the state aid are not at all burdensome either on the com panies or the cities where they are maintained. The boys of the state militia are highly elated and the ap propriation will stimulate interest. The North Dakota Poultry associa tion will be given aid to the extent of $300 a year to be devoted to providing premiums, encouraging more pure bred breeding over the state. Senator Talcott successfully piloted a bill through which will prohibit all kinds of commercial discrimination between different sections, communi ties or localities. Also a bill provid ing for the taxing of grain in elevators and warehouses or granaries at a fixed rate, flax at one-half of 1 cent per bushel, wheat at three-eighths of 1 cent per bushel, oats, barley, etc., at one-eighth of 1 cent per bushel also an act establishing the live stock san itary board of North Dakota, providing for the suppression and control of dan gerous and contagious diseases and inspection of domestic animals. The board is to consist of five persons to be appointed by the governor and all must be financially interested in the breeding of stock. Severe Blow to "Piggers." House bill No. 195, which passed both houses, is a hard blow to blind piggers. According to the provisions of the measure all persons holding fed eral liquor licenses in this state will be .required to register the same with the "county auditor and pay a registra tion fee of $10. The holders Of all such federal tax receipts or licenses will also be obliged to publish for three successive weeks, in each of the official county and city newspa pers,* a iiotice giving the name of1 per sons to whom the government tax re ceipt is issued, date of same, descrip tion of property, whore same is posted, number of lot and block and spe cifically describing the room where notice is posted. Such notices are to be published for three successive weeks in each newspaper and failure to do so constitutes a misdemeanor. The object of this act is evidently to give the widest publicity to the hold ing of a federal license to transact an unlawful business in this state and particularly describing the place or premises wherein or whereon such license is posted. As there are about 1,700 federal licenses out In this state, if they comply with the provisions of this bill, t.he general fund of the vari ous counties will receive something like $17,000 in filing fees and the offi cial newspapers of the state will have quite a revenue through tiie publica tion, provision unless the peace officers get busy, which is very likely to' oc cur—with the information such pub licity would afford. Some Other Bills Passed. It Is felony to use explosives in breaking into a building the commis sion system of governing cities, sim ilar to the Galveston idea larger ap propriation for the enforcement of the pure food law merchants must give notice to creditors before disposing of entire stock and fixtures transient, merchant and "fire sale" dealers must have county or state license park commissioners for cities may be cre ated hours of railroad employes lim ited the wild rose established as the state flower prohibition enforcement commissioner to be appointed by the governor prohibiting sale of adulter ated stock foods appropriation for conducting demonstration farms and experiments, as the manufacture of denaturized alcohol public abstrac tors to give bonds proportionate to population and all parties affected by the abstract made responsible, the old law limited responsibility to the party ordering the .instrument regu lating accident insurance companies, designed to prohibit fake accident, health and sickness insurance solic itors with all sorts of premiums to encourage business from doing busi ness in the state .probate court may Drder summary administration in cases where estates are of small Value a bill giving a lien to black smiths, for repairs on personal prop erty, Including threshing machines and well digging outfits. An apportionment bill was finally agreed upon in conference and passed both houses. It makes forty-seven senators and ninety-five house mem bers. The great increase in the sen ate comes from the western part of the state. The only change made in the Red River valley is taking one district away from Traill county. HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, MARCH 14, 1907. XTRAGOOJ) McCall Pat terns are the best. Only lOcand 5c 2 Men's Overcoats, $15.00, now ... 1 I l» 12.50 4 12.00 ti 12 8.50 2 Boys' Overcoats, 0.00 2 4.50 (t 3 5.00 Attend the great busi ness training school of tiie Northwest. Seated with roll-top desks, has fifty type writers,adding machines, neostyles, mimeographs, letter presses, filing devices, etc. It is in closer touch IS 7* In getting Boys Clothing, most people pay too little. A man will pay $15.00 to $25.00 for a suit with style and quality. To get an equal degree of value in a boy's suit, you must pay a price in proportion. This means $5.00 to $10.00. Clothes for Boys are noted for their style, workmanship and wearing qualities, you will find it economy to buy them. You Will Want An Easter Snit For Your Boy. Our Line of Buster Suits, Blouses and Norforks We are still in the market to offer you for cash some valuable artieles which you need to protect your self from the cold winter which is just beginning. The days are rolling by and the weather is growiag colder. You should not freeze if you can clad yourMlf with a little money. Following are the goods which we offer at reduced prices. ... $10.15 a 4 ... 8.50 .. 8.25 a 10 8.00 ... 6.25 11 ... 6.00 it 2 4.50 4 Children's Coats 6.00 4.00 ... 2.75 ... 4.00 ... 2.75 ... 3.50 & 4 *3.00 suit AH Is Not Economy a mention. We have just re ceived Our SPRINO LINES and ask you to call and In spect same. Prices from S5.00 TO $8.00 Young Mens' S\iits from $5.00 to $15.00. 15he New Cash Store for....... Ask about ovir Special R.ed Ticket Sale IN DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT. NO CASH TICKETS WITH SPECIAL SALS GOODS== JEFFERSON & USSELMANN with business men and can help you more than anyother. It placed 221 pupils in business po sition* last year, will lo cate over 300 this year. ItJnBd the personal method of instruction, advancing each pnpil Official Paper $$ OF— County of Steele —AND— The City of Hope, We handle McCall's Magazine 5C a 1h 1 x^'-'" ^r,'V, J* No. 48 copy Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks, and Ladies' Waists 33^ per cent, off regular prices All our BOYS' SUITS will sell at 1-2 price Men's All Wool Underwear $2.00 2.00 1.50 USINESS OLLEGE ll- J' npon his own ability. Send for large new cata logue, showing pictures ofbuilding,magnificent equipment, etc. F. L. WATKINS, "J 3-5 v. I i- .. Pres. Fargo, N.