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fli/' VOLUME 80. LEGISLATIVE NEWS LETTER V«wi From the Capital City by Our Special Correspondent. Bismarck.—The senate does not pro pose to lose any time. After the lnau Sural ceremonies at the joint session of Wednesday the senators returned to their seats. Three anti-pass hills were introduced, as well as an Initiative and referendum bill and a concurrent reso lution endorsing the income tax. It created some stir when a resolu tion was introduced by Senator Gun derson calling for a Joint committee to Investigate the expenditure of the funds of the state game and flsh com mission, the resolution stating that there had been 942,600 expended and urging that this seemed extravagant and unnecessary." It Is hinted that this Is aimed at the Burke administra tion, the hiring of deputy game war dens being one way of meeting the ex penses of the democratic campaign. The bills were not paid until after •lection. Another bill provided for an appro priation for the continuance of the ex periments by the agricultural college, and still another would have Qct. 12, Columbus Day, named as a legal hol! day. Senators Linde, Talcott and Ken nedy were named a committee to draw resolutions of respect in honor of the late U. 3. Senator M. N. Johnson and to provide such other memorial ns the legislature sees fit. Senator Linde presented a resolution of eulogy for the late Senator Martin Anderson, for -inerly from Mountrail county, who died suddenly. The resolution was adopted and out of respect to the memory of deceased the senate ad journed. Acting under concurrent res olution the senate will not convene until Jan. 12. The Joint session in the house this afternoon was attended by a large brfdy of people, representing all parts of the ate. For the third time John Burke took the oath of office as governor. The oath was also administered to the •tate officials elected last November, after which the governor's message was read. This document, is quite lengthy. It contains 8,000 words and covers exhaustively every matter of Importance In state affairs. Memorial resolutions were adopted In the house for the late Captain F. M. Baker of Stark and F. E. Dibley of Cass. The penhament house committee on fules was named Friday evening by Speaker Hanley and Is composed of Horanes, Sortie, Ployhar. Fralne. Wil liams, Doyle of Foster, ind"Price.- It, proposed that some Important changes be made in the rules. The next Important thing to be tled Is the making of the set committees tor tooth houses. This will lie worked •ut by the committee of committees In each house. The progressives have It In their hands to depose some of the old leaders, but it Is believed hot be arbitrary. There is tion but Senator LaMoure they will no ques knows more about the finances of the state than any other man and there is a disposi tion to leave him at the head of the ap propriation committee of the senate, where he has served so long. If thefe la a change made it will undoubtedly go to Senator Putnam, who was chair man of the house committee .two years ago. Mr. Ployhar is after the chair manship of this committee in the house. He was ranking member two yean ago and chairman of the com mittee on education. Reapportionment is one of the main Issues to come before the legislature. That entered some into the speaker ship contest, but Speaker Hanley, be fore he was elected, promised to treat aU sections of the state fairly on this matter. It may be that Homnes of Di vide will get this chairmanship. The probable division of the state Into con gresslonal districts makes this com mittee all the more Important. Mr. Price of Fargo will again be giv en the chairmanship of state affairs. held that place two years ago with eminent satisfaction to 11 concerned. The new members of the sente will land good committee positions. Sena tors Putnam, Oibbens, Garden, Duncan, Young and some others have been ad vanced to the senate from the house of the eleventh assembly, and are be ing recognised as leaders of ability. They signed up early In the combina tion that won in the organisation. The Grand Pacific Is headquarters at this session. It was expected that the new McKensle hotel would be open the first days of the session, and many had asked for rooms there, but on learning that it would not be open for possibly two weeks, most of the legis lator* tried to get permanent quarters for the session at the other hotels. Most of the stalwarts are quartered at the Northwest, and that is recognized •a their headquarters, while all the leaders of the other faction are dom iciled at the Grand Pacific. It was here that moat of the work of organ isation was accomplished, and it Is here that most of the legislation of the winter will be worked out. To these who are familiar with the work ings of a legislative body It Is well known that the matter of legislation ie shaped In the hotel lobles and In sommlttee rooms, and the work In reg ular session at the capltol Is mainly a matter of formality. The Grand Pa Jlllo Is overcrowded all the time and many are turned away. It Is promised when the legislature convenes-on Jan. II that the first and second floors of Ihe McKensle will be ready which will relieve the. congestion at the other leading hostelrles. Anti-Pass Bills. Anti-pass legislation differs and that fact Is were ions evidenced In the three bills that introduced in the senate this week. Two of those bills have provis much the same, being those of Senators McLean of Cavalier and Bes sessen of ^Vells, with that of Senator Gilbert of .Cass somewhat different. In the McLean and Bessessen bills the persons excepted from the work ings of the proposed act are railroad employes, officers, members of depend ent families, families of men killed in railway service, persons engaged In charitable work, ministers of religion, secretaries of Young Men's Christian associations, persons transported by charitable Institutions, soldiers or sail ors, inmates of such homes, boards of managers of such homes, postoffice in spectors, custom and immigration in spectors, witnesses for railroad in legal cases, necessary caretakers of live stock, employes on trains, and persons Injured in wrecks. Interchange of ser vice between railroads, telegraph com panies and express companies is not made unlawful. Homeseekers' rates and excursion rates may. be granted, but not for the purpose of allowing any party or par ties to attend political gatherings, while members of the state railroad commission must also be transported free. In Senator Gilbert's bill he provides that the employes and officers of the government experimental station at Fargo shall be excepted from the pno vlslons of the bill, and also that those engaged in farm institute work may ride free. Two hundred dollars Is the maxi mum fine prescribed for violation, with ninety days as the greatest sentence that can be meted out, except in the Bessessen bill, which provides a fine of $500 as the maximum amount. A new plan will be tried in the sen ate this year in the appointment of members on the appropriations com mittee in that members will be named who are not residents of cities or com munities where large institutions are located. This waB tried out on a minor scale last year and the success was so satisfactory that it will be worked out in greater detail this session. Senator LaMoure is chairman of the committee, but there is only one in stitution and that a small one, the in stitute for feeble minded being in Pem bina county. In the house each member will have practically four committeeships, as there are 420 places to be distributed among 103 members. Something of the line of work fac ing the speaker In naming his commit tees can be obtained from the fact that there are 55 applications for places on the appropriations committee alone. A bill to be introduced early in the session will be for the division of the Eighth Judicial district, placing Mc Kenzle, Williams and Mountrail in one district and leaving Divide, Burke, Ren ville and Ward in the Eighth. The population in the Eighth district would be 48,299 and in the Eleventh district about 20,000 less, but this division is proposed on account of the railroad accommodations that can be secured by such redisricting. There will be other judicial districts division bills up before the assembly. Another bill to be introduced as soon as the legislature reassembles will be Treeing all county fair associations from taxation. Initiative and Referendum. In Senate Bill No. 5, introduced by Senator Bessessen of Wells, amend ment of the constitution is proposed ta cover both the constitutional and stat utory measures. A petition contain ing the petition of at least 15 per cent of the qualified voters from a majority of the counties of the state shall be re quired to propose any measure, but no constitutional amendment may be pro posed oftener than once in four years. Initiative petitions must be filed al least thirty days before the session ol an assembly, and such measures shall take precedence over all other meas ures in the legislative assembly except appropriation bills, and shall be enact ed or rejected without change oi amendment by the legislature within forty days. If such Initiative measure shall be enacted by the legislature it shall be subject to referendum peti tion or it may be referred to the peo ple for approval or rejection. If it le rejected or no action is taken upon it by the assembly within forty days, the secretary of state shall submit it tc the people for approval or rejection at the next general election. The power of referendum may be ordered except as to laws necessary foi immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety. A two-thirds vote of the assembly must be had to declare a vote under the clas.s that car be excepted, and a paragraph In the oill must set forth necessity for its im mediate operation. Referendum petitions must be filec within ninety days after the assem bly adjourned. Williston 8ite is 8elected. Williston.—At a meeting held recently the owners of the sev eral sites which have been offered as a location for the proposed new fed eral building in this city agreed tc withdraw their offers and to urge the •election of the property at the cornei of Fourth and Main streets, now oc cupied by the Congregational church. This action is the result of a gen eral desire to secure the erection ni the building during the coming sum mer if possible and in furtherance o: this idea this plan was agreed upon In order to avoid any contest ovex the location which might cause de lay and might cause unpleasant feel ings. 2SE SAILORS FEED FISH Crew of 8teamer Chatham Throw Food Overboard for Member Lost by Drowning. Boston.—So that their drowned brother might not feel the pangs Of hunger while on the spiritual high road to the other world, IS Chinese sailors, comprising the crew of the British steamer Chatham, which reached Boston the other day from the west coast of South America, threw rice and-other foodstuffs Into the sea all the way from off the coast of Brazil to Boston lightship. LI Chow was the late lamented, Chow fell over board while engaged In boat drill when the steamer was off the coast of Brazil. The Chatham was stopped and lifeboats launched, but before the speediest of them got within twenty feet of Chow he disappeared beneath the waves. Almost Immediately after the steamer resumed her way the rest of the Chinese on board began stinting themselves and casting overboard what they saved from their own far* so that Chow might not go hungry. That the Chatham encountered se vere weather In her 10,000-mile Jour ney was amply testified to by dam aged deck fittings and smashed deck houses. The steamer was verfr hard hit when passing through the Straits of Michigan, sustaining most of the damage at that period. She was caught In a blizzard that kicked up waves, which In washing over her decks tore up steamplpes and washed all movable objects overboard. The steamer's hospital was smashed In by one comber and several of the crew had to cling with all their might lest they be carried overboard by the re ceding water. Throughout most of the passage from Chile to Montevideo the steamer was covered with toe and snow, winter weather prevailing. The Chatham started from Junin, Chile, on August 22, and called at five ports while en route. At Antofagasta she tor«k on 8,010 tons of silver ore, valued at |500,000, and thus her cargo1 was one of the most valuable ever brought to Boston from South Amer ica. FINALLY SECURES A MATCH Man Pleads In Ten Languages Before Obtaining Desired Light for His Cigar. Chicago.—A young'man In the garb of a laborer, his hands roughened by work, entered a shoe-shlng "parlor" at 93 Clark street The place was filled with customers and he was compelled to await his turn while some ten youths of various nationalities impart ed a mirror-like luster to the cover ings of the customers' feet. The young man, who was M. Levin son, twenty-six years old, 1000 Loomls street, wiBhed a match. He made his wish known, but the busy bootblacks paid no attention to the request. It was then that the shoe-shining shop developed an atmosphere that was not dissimilar to that which prevailed when confusion fell upon the work men on the tower of Babel. "Avez vous un alumettef" Inquired Levlnson, politely. One of the bootblacks, replied to the query in French, Informing the young man that he had no match he was very sorry. Levlnson was not discouraged. He proved it by trying again. "Haben sle eine licht?" A youth of obviously Teutonic ex traction responded. He also lacked the desired match. Mr. Levlnson was plainly Irritated. He did not wait for answers, but proceeded to repeat his question in eight other languages. He asked for the match In Italian, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, Russian, Yiddish, Norwegian and Swedish. He chewed the end of the un lighted cigar nervously. Finally the demure cashier In the shop proffered the much-sought match, speaking in a tongue that none pres ent seemed familiar with. She said It was Persian, and no one cared to dis pute her word. Levlnson Is a cabinet maker and has traveled in various parts of the world. MANY VICTIMS OF PARALYSIS Infantile 8plnal Epidemic Strikes Down 20,000 In Last Few Years, 8ays Expert. New York. Statistics gathered from various sources by a New York medical journal show that infantile spinal paralysis has attacked 20,000 persons in the United States during the several epidemics of the last few years. Although the mortality seldom exceeds 10 per cent at least 76 per cent of the little victims are crippled for life. Dr. Simon Flexner, head of the Rockefeller institute, who has been studying the disease, Is authority for the statement that no means to ameli orate its results or prevent its de velopment is yet known. "Those of us who have had to deal HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, JANUARY 12th, 1911 $ with this malady, or who nave studied its unchecked progress," he says, "have come to realize how helpless we are. We know it to be epidemic. We believe it to be contagious, or at least highly communicable. We have learned that there are abortive forme without paralysis. Its age incidence and seasonal occurrence are known to us. We are acquainted with its ter rible results. Nothing more. "There is so little known about the means of transmission of the disease that all possible measures of isolation should be adopted both In sporadic cases and in epidemics." To Judge Its Own Needs. With Intelligent guldanoe the child een be made the judge of what his body needs In the amount of food. If the child be taught—carefully to chew every mouthful of food thorough ly, and to swallow It before taking an other mouthful, and If he Is denied any fluid to drink at meals, then he can not overeat, for appetite will be satis fled before he has swallowed too much. Kraabel & Kraabel General Merchants hope, No. Dak. You can't beat our prices on overhauling your car. Give us a trial we guaran tee our work to be first-class. We carry a full line of Spark Plugs, Oil, Grease and Filtered Gasoline, Electric Lights, Supplies and tires in fact, any thing you want. We want about two more cars for storage. Call and see us. We do Horse Shoeing and General Blacksmithing, Plumbing, Gas Engine and Threshing Engine Repairing. Let us make you a price on your job. We know we can please you. DAVIS-TODD MACHINE CO. HOP£. NORTH DAKOTA. Phone No. 38. THEIR HORSE MEAT IS FRESH Eaters of Equine Flesh Are Carefully Protected In Belgium—Preferred to Beef. Brussels.—Upwards of $1,600,000 worth of horse flesh Is Imported into Belgium from England alone in the course of a single year.t All of this comes In on the hoof, for the importa tion of deadv horses is prohibited by law. There was a time some years back when the condition of the horses imported from England aroused com ment, but there has been a steady im provement both in the quality of the horses and the treatment accorded them here. The consumption of horseflesh is ol course very large among the poorei classes. It Is declared to be beneficial by doctors and Is even preferred to beef in some quarters. A great deal of It goes into the manufacture ol, sausages. It is sold by dealers whc are compelled by law to sell nothlni else and is under the strictest supervt, mm No. 42 Discovered in' Egypt One of the most exquisitely finished discoveries in Egypt Is a case of. neat ly fitting alabaster embalming Instru ments, taken from a tpmb 5,000 years old. One of them Is an Instrument used for opening the mouth after death. It being supposed that If the mouth was not opened the poor de parted would be unable to eat In the next world. Getting Rid of One Nuisance. The latest Invention in telephones is called the "television," which en ables one to see the person with whom he is talking. This Is an Im provement anyway In that it will rid, the world of that nuisance who calls you up on the phone and then Insists on you guessing who it is. Act of Science. Now that the surgeons can more or less successfully transfer hands and feet when you meet a man who In sists on shaking your arm off let him go as far as he likes, and after his departure yon may go forth to the W $ Wk fjp- 'I rj il 4 it'