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"PIONEER" and get RESULTS SOLONS TAKE A WEEK'S RECESS Adjourn to Allow Committees to Visit State Institutions. PROHIBITIONISTS WIN FI6HT House Defeats Initiative and Referen dum Bill Providing for Direct Pop ular Vote on All Legislation—Loca tion of Normal School Furnishes In terest and Excitement, but Goes Over as Special Order. Bismarck, Feb. 1.—The legislative assembly took another adjournment Jan. "28 and will not convene again untiWPeb. 4, the majority of the bers leaving for home to spend the week's recess. On the day of the ad journment the house and senate named committees who will visit the various educational, penal and char itable institutions in the course of the recess and report their needs to the legislature. A special committee was also named to visit the Minnesota legislature and confer with the committee on ware housing and grain grading and the Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission regarding uniform legis lation for grain inspection. This com mittee consists of Senators Talcott, Trimble and Bessesen and Represen tatives Fraine, Hill and Doyle. The committee will report to the legisla ture as to the legislation deemed neo essary better to protect the interests of the farmers of the sta*e at the ter minal markets. 4- One of the features of the week's' legislation was the decisive defeat of what is known as the Ueland initia-, tive and referendum bill in the house, This bill provided for the initiative and referendum of all legislation and of constitutional amendments and passed the house two years ago. Since it provided for an amendment to the constitution it was necessary that it should pass this legislature and then be approved by the people before it would become effective. The prohibitionists of the state have waged an active campaign against the proposed amendment because under its provisions the prohibition clause of the constitution conld have been resubmitted to the people by a small percentage of the voters upon peti tion. The prohibitionists have been fighting any suggestion to resubmit this clause and lined up their forces to kill the bill for that reason. They were successful in the fight and the house judiciary committee, in major ity and minority reports, recommend ed the indefinite postponement of the bill. The majority report was adopt ed by the house and the final death blow was given to the bill when Rep resentative Sliiols moved to table any further consideration of the matter. There are several other referendum amendments in the house and senate committees, but they omit constitu tional amendments from their pro visions and onfe of these may pass. 4* *5- 4* The location of another normal school also furnished some interest and excitement. There were two bills before the house, one locating a nor mal school at Velva and the other lo cating a normal school at Minot. The house killed the Velva proposition out right and then laid the Minot bill over until Feb. 11, when it is made a spe cial order. A large delegation of Minot citizens was present in the leg islature fighting, for the passage of the bill, but were unable to line up forces to get it through. The state fair proposition entered inio the nor mal, gqfee&L flght~- EaMg- QlfeSd ». 1« Uhc THE BURKE-POOLE ROW ASSUMING PROPORTIONS. NO RE-SUBMISSION FOR TWO YEARS Forks" each want the stale fair, which Is now alternated between the two cities, located permanently, the Fargo people at Fargo and the Grand Forks people at Qrand Forks. A rumor that the Minot and northern state repre sentatives were allied with Grand Forks in the fair matter led the Fargo representatives and their friends to make a combination to prevent favor able action on the normal school mat ter, with a view of discovering where the friends of the Minot proposition would finally land on the fair matter. There are several state fair bills in, two of them providing for the per manent location of the fair at Fargo and providing a $10,000 annual appro priation. The house is pretty well divided on the matter and it is not possible yet to foresee the outcome. *5* The case of General Poole has fur nished a ripple of interest during the week. The courtmartial ordered by the governor to try Poole for disobedi ence of orders and for removal ot state records from the office at the capitol convened the first of the week. Objection was made to Major J. H. Fraine, who asked to be excused as a member of the court because of ad mitted prejudice. An objection was then -made to Lieutenant Eddy and he was excused after a day of arguments in which testimbny was taken as to personal and political prejudice be tween him and Poole. After the set tlement of the court Governor Burke was called as a witness to testify to the orders issued removing Poole. A technical error was discovered in the dating of the order and It was tem porarily ruled out. An application was then made by Attorney Engerud to the supreme court for a writ of prohibition to prevent the court from proceeding with the trial until the Merits ot the case had been tried in the supreme court This was argued before the court for two days and in the meantime the proceedings of the courtmartial were suspended. 4• 4* The matter of appropriations bas been somewhat assisted by the de cision of the supreme court in the caBe brought to test the validity of the law that required counties to pay $100 a year to the insane asylum fund for the maintainance of each of their own patients. This bill was passed two years ago and under its provisions between $150,000 and $200,000 was' paid Into tiie state treasury. Some of the counties paid under protest and a' case was brought by Cass county, which refused to pay, to test the con stitutionality of the law. The su preme court holds that such legisla tion Is within the power of the legis lature and that the counties must pay. The decision means a considerable in crease in the available revenues of the state and in the amount that the legislature can with safety appropri ate for various purposes. The bill to prohibit the infliction of the death penalty in "the state has been killed by the senate committee on judiciary. There were several ar guments in the committee on the bill, but the committee finally decided against it, largely on the ground that Juries are now required to fix the punishment, as bgtween death and life imprisonment, and that the death penalty is -not necessarily inevitable. The report of the committee was adopted by the senate and the bill finally disposed of. Senator Overson has a bill to re quire druggists to publish by posted list monthly a list ot the purchasers of liquor for medicinal purposes, the disease for which purchased and the number of purchases. If the bill re pealing the druggists' permits should fall to pass it is believed this bill will have a salutary effect in prevent ing the abuse of the druggists' permit law. There'was a lively debate in the senate over the request of the peni tentiary investigating committee for authority to employ counsel aside from the attorney general. Senator Pler^a. of the r.ffmmlttQf atated t]iat VOLUME 28, HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA FEBRUARY, 4, 1909. To Probe. the attorney 'general' had informed the committee that he was too busy to undertake the work with the as sistance and funds at his command. After considerable discussion the res olution authorizing the committee to employ counsel was passed. Senator Fierce has been chosen as chairman of the committee and its investiga tions will begin immediately after the recess. 4* 4- The railroad commissioners present ed a special report to the legislature in the course of the week. They state that they cannot do the work expect ed of them unless the legislature pro vides funds and they state that past commissions have been handicapped because not sufficient funds are pro vided. They ask for a rate elerk, grain and elevator inspectors, com petent persons to pass upon inspec tion of grain at terminal markets, laws for the more rigid supervision of elevators .in the state, laws to give the commissioners authority to pass upon applications for the right to build new lines in the state and for a number of other matters of legisla tion. The special report was present ed to (he legislature through .the gov ernor and the commissioners say that unless they are provided with more funds they will have to confine their work to the ordinary routine of the office. 4* Another investigation has been pre sented in the house calling fpr an In quiry into the manner of depositing state funds from the office of the state treasurer. The failure of the Andy Jones banks in Pierce county brought out the charge that more funds were deposited in them than they were designated for by the state board of depositories. The whole matter will be probed if the resolution passes both houses. It is now In the house state affairs committee. Several good roads bills have been presented in line with public senti ment in the state. Senator Crane has a comprehensive bill repealing many sections of the present law, creating the offices of county and township supervisors of roads and providing for the systematic and careful expendi ture of road funds. A number of special appropriation bills have been presented in the sen ate. One of them is to pay the late temperance commissioner, George Murray, for his services for two months before the supreme court abol ished his office and another is to pay T. R. Shaw for his services as secre tary of the state capitol commission, which was knocked out by the su preme court. 4- The bill presented by Congressman Marshall in congress to separate the title to homesteads as between coal veins and the arable surface is op posed by the legislature and a con current resolution has been passed directing the representatives of the state to oppose the passage of this law and to support a law that will give clear title to homesteaders on land that has not been specially re served as coal land. •fr 4- The new game law has been intr duced and there is- hope of its sage. It aims to preserve the gauie of the state and abolishes spring shooting. It has the endorsement of the State Sportsmen's association and friends of the bill are urging its pas sage. J. W. FOLEY. Town Topics. There is a weekly average of 460 deaths in New York city among chil dren under five years old. 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