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LEGISLATIVE NEWS LETTER Hww From the Capital City bf O SpeclaJ Corree pondcnt Speaker Hanley appointed as the committee to hear charges Messrs. Jordahl, Cunningham, Dosseth, Boer ner Morlts, Andriis and O'Connor of Pembina. Forty witnesses are here from Devils Lake and the committee Is holding its sessions behind closed doors. It has been ruled by the committee that counsel will not be allowed to partici pate In the examinations, but that the committee will conduct the question- lng itself. Senate Bill No. 103, known as the druggist permit bill, was killed In the senate. This bill was up two years age as the McArthur bill. It does away with the permit system and would provide that intoxicating llquot be sold only on prescription of the physicians who are regularly practic iag la the state. The druggists wanted the law passed, and have maintained a lobby here to try and effect Its pas sage. The prohibitionists are divided on the matter. Mrs. Anderson, presi dent of the state W. C. T. U., opposed the measure, while Senator Oarden, a strong prohibitionist, and chairman of the committee on temperance, cham. ptoned It. The committee had major ity and minority reports and the re port of the minority was adopted. Senate Bill No. 7, relating to me chanics liens, passed the senate after a spirited debate by the close vote of 26 to W. There Is a loud protest from the lumbermen of the state on the re peal of the mechanics lien law, and much ^Interest will attach to proceed ings in the house. The 'mpve for a new capital build ing wa«. killed in the senate- by the vote of 37 to 10. Another movement on foot here is. the extension of the street car line to the penitentiary. An appropriation of 16,000 is asked for this'purpose. The Lincoln memorial day exercises were specially befitting the day. Hon. Smith Stimmel, a former body guard of president Lincoln, was the speaker of the- day. He spoke for an hour and a' half of Incidents in the life of the great .emancipator, and brought out many things not before published of his career. Mr. Stimmel resides at Casselton and was a candidate for governor at the primaries of last year. Bismarck—There was a hard fight in tb« houM when the resolution came up (Or the Impeachment of Judge Cowan of the second Judicial district. The house was about evenly divided on the motion to have the chair ap point committee of seven to hear the charges and report back. It waq •o close that a switch of three votes would have blocked proceedings, pass measure should be enacted. The One of the most Interesting ad dresses that have yet been made here was that of Prof. Babcock of the School of Mine department of the University at Grand Forks, before a 1 Joint meeting of the approbation committee. He demonstrated by act ual tests the feasibility of briquettlng our lignite coal. An appropriation of 912,000 was made two years ago for the purpose of building «.nd equip ping a briquettlng plant at Hebron, and It appears the money was well expended. The result has been that the state Is now in shape to turn out a splendid quality of briquet, and our native coai will be put on the mar ket at a comparative price for soft coal and with all the burning advan tages of anthracite. The only binder used Is 1 per cent flour and 6 per cent or less of pritch. The briquettes are as easily handled as hard coal and have more adhesive qualities. Besides turning our lignite beds to excellent advantage for the good of our people, the experiments have also saved for the state Important patents on the principal original processes of making briquettes. The Information from Washington that the house had passed the appor tionment bill giving to North Dakota throe, congressmen, renews the fight on reapportionment. Both houses are very much at variance on this sub ject and no one can tell at this time Just what divisions will be made. The MoKenzle, the new hotel of Ed. Patterson, has been thrown open to the public. It Is a seven-story struc ture, contains 150 rooms, eighty-four with baths. One hundred of the rooms are BOW finished and occupied and the others will be finished soon. The old northwest looks deserted. Nothing do. tag. to the tobbtes, as all Interest has The champions of woman suffrage and both propositions carried. The are not to be outdone. Last week cases are now being tried In district their bill met a timely death in the court at Dickinson, with Judge Tem senate, but the vote was so close 1 that the suffragettes still have hope of place of Judge Crawford. getting a bill through at this session and have Introduced one in the house I In compliance with section 122 of the constitution. Two senators voted against the senate measure for the reason the bill did not take this method, and if the house measure comes to them they must show con sistency by voting for It been carried to the new hotel. All the rooms In Northwest are yet occupie and will be until the end of the ses sion. It is said It will then be abandon ed and the N. P. railroad, which owns It will turn it into a warehouse. The Trimble Insurance bill met de feat in the senate after a spirited dis cussion. This required Insurance com panies to invest in North Dakota 65 per cent of the policy money received In the state. The insurance com panies fought the bill hard. It looked like a joke, b&t it nearly proved something better than a Joke, did that bill of Stranahan's, giving each member of the legislature $200 for expenses. It was recommended for passage by committee of the whole, and was killed when it came up for final passage. The house and senate are not very well agreed on what kind of an anti senate passed a stringent law, framed something after the manner of the federal law, and the house bill that has passed that body, Just limits mem bers of t!he legislature and public serv ants and politicians from accepting passes. A bill asking for an appropriation of fS.OOO to aid the establishment of a fair, to be known as- the Missouri Slope fair, has been introduced in the house. There is a feeling that this Is the lnitllal move to again capture the state fair, which now alternates between Fargo and Grand Forks. The latter cities are watching the bill with (special interest. Another new county has been formed. It is known as Stevenson. The case has been in the courts since 1908, but last week Auditor Meyers of McLean county certified to the secretary of State that the election to divide Mc Lean county had carried by the vote of 1008 to 891. Governor Burke at once appointed as commissioners of the new county Alexander Miller of Max, Edward Hanlon of Blackwater and Fritz Giffey of Garrison. The new county is organized out of the north*, western portion of McLean county, and it is likely Garrison will be named as the county seat. The county boaru has the authority to name the county officials, who will hold until the next general election. The division of Billings county Is still a matter for the courts to ie termlne. A vote was taken last jear to make the northern portion Golden Valley and the southern portion Slope, pleton of Grand Forks sitting In the Easy sailing for the eleventh judi cial district was found In the assem bly. The bill as passed created a new judicial district out of Williams, Mc Kensie and Mountrail counties, with the district chambers at Williston. Frank Fisk of Williston appears to be in the lead for the judgeship of this district. The medical bill as amended stands a. good show of passing both houses. It has passed the senate, and the com mittee of the house will recommend it for passage. The medical fraternity made a hard fight to limit the practice of the osteopaths, but the latter found an able champion in Dr. Sanders of Orand Forks, who has been on the ground since the beginning of the ses sion. The osteopaths will be more than mere "rub doctors," as the bill in its original form sought to imply. There is keen interest in the forth coming appointments to be made by Governor Burke. Perhaps the warm* est contest centers around the state oil inspectorship, which office has been held for four years now by F. A. Wlllson of Bathgate. Mr. Wlllson has strong endorsements for the position again, but has on his trail for the same position such able men as Brockhoff of Grand Forks, Nelson of Cando and Stenvik of Minot. W. O'Gorman of Grand Forks is opposinng W. M. An derson for the hotel inspectorship, while Oliver Knudson, bank examiner, Is meeting with no opposition. The governor is keeping his peace on ap pointments and his closest friends can not tell what he will do. Former Sen ator McArthur is here settling up some bills of the past campaign, and he says he is no nearer the governor on appointments than anyone else. Mc Arthur is chairman of the democratic state central committee. No more bills will be introduced in either house without getting unani mous consent. .Over 600 bills are in and it will give the legislature all they can do to clean up the work on hand In the few days that are left. The Bession comes to an end on March 3. After much heralding, the four-year term for governor and state officials has come into the legislature in the form of the three Doyle bills. In his three bills, Mr. Doyle pro vides a four-year term for governor, and the state officials, to take effect lght away. He further provides that the offices of superintendent of pub lic instruction, state auditor, attorney general, insurance commissioner and two railroad commissioners shall not become four year jobs until after 1916. This will give half the officials the opportunity of serving with the other half only two years, so that a complete set will not be elected to serve the whole four years together. All these officials are prohibited from succeeding themselves. .. VOLUME 80. HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FEBRUARY 28rd, 1911 GNOME OF UWS Much Money Lost Through Care lessness in Using Coins. lewelers Qullty Every Day of Commit ting Criminal Offense In Filing One 8lde of Coin Smooth— Other Offenses. Chicago.—'Thousands of dollars are lost yearly by big firms through Ig norance or carelessness in observing the federal laws governing abuM oC coins. Just lately In Chicago a piano com pany came to grief in this way. Had they asked the proper authorities (the Information would have been furnish ed gratis) or had they looked up the law they would have found In Section 165, public act No. 350, these words: "Whoever fraudulently, by any art, way or means shall deface, mutilate, Impair, diminish, falsify or lighten the gold or silver coins which have been or which may hereafter be coined In the mint of the United Btates shall be fined not more than (2,000 and imprisonment of no| more than five years." Much-trouble and expense would have been saved the firm and the gov ernment had the law only been read. It all happened in this way: Some clever advertiser conceived the Idea of an "ad" of metal just the size of a dime, with the wording and printing placed in such a way that at first glance it would appear as a dime. The idea was cleverly executed. A fair Imitation of the head of Liberty was on one side and the advertise ment on the other. The number was placed where the date on a dime is and the first glance certainly im pressed one as the real coin. The other side had a sheaf of wheat and In the center the words "On Time." The Ann had no desire to defraud the public. But unscrupulous people who had acceBS to them did. Several waiters at a summer park lost money by accepting the advertisement for real money, chewing gum machines were filled with them and at last the secret service learned how matter* were and began an investigation. 4 There were 150,000 of the metals^ confiscated. Some stray ones, how ever, were in circulation and It took almost a year to "hunt them down.' Jewelers are guilty every day of committing a criminal offense. Every day some one of them lays himself liable to the law. According to the or dinance quoted above, to mutilate money Is an offense in the eyes of the law. Jewelers file one side of a coin smooth. and monogram it. The other side is perfectly good. Pins, bracelets, lockets and numerous other things are made. The owner never means to use the article for money. But some one gets hold of the pin or locket. He thinks the money would be more useful and so passes the coin with the pin or ring pulled off and the gaod side up. To "change the complexion'' of a coin also Is an offense. That means to dip silver in gold. Only a few days ago a "lot" of shirt sets were confis cated and sent to Washington. The sets were made of Panama halfpen nies gilded. Carelessness of the law again. The only kind of coin that can be worn is that so completely mutilated that there can be no chance at all of passing It for example, the fillgreed dimes that the Mexicans make. COWS IN HILARjpUS FROLIC Make Bacchanalian Raid on Cider Mill, Easily Accumulating Joyous Old Jag. Rocksburg, N. J.—When the work ers at the Warren county cider mill, near here, went home the other day at noon they left the trough of apple mash uncovered, with the result that a herd of ten cows from an adjoining farm, wandering in from the In closure, ate most of it. Farmhands were attracted to the place a Bhort time later, noticing a disturbance among the bovines, and found the yard of the mill in an uproar. The cows were frisking about, kick lng into the air and assuming atti tudes that in a human being would have been described as hilarious. Puz zled at these antics, the farmers be came worried when 1 one after anothei of the cows sank to the ground. Be lleving the prevalent epidemic of hoi cholera had reached the supposed im mune cows, they summoned a veter inarian, whose diagnosis relieved th anxiety of the situation. "Just a Jersey cider jag of unto ward proportions," was his verdict The cows' heads were bathed in ic water and in a short time they re covered, since which time they hav refused all food, subsisting on copi ous draughts from the pasture spring All have now recovered. None hav been near the cider mill since, and t« TTT* f"tT* frgyft"r"nn raid. OS HOPE, NORTH DAKCT thepart of the herd a "new cover fo the trough Is in place. Two New Popular Games. London.—Two new games are pop ular at country house parties this sea son. One is called fantaslo, and ii a sort of table bowls on which heav} bets are made. The other is rouletti with cards. Four packs are used, th« players placing stakes on cards in stead of ordinary numbers. Hostessei are delighted wife these two games which serve to amuse visitors unabli to play bridge. Pretty and Careless. He—How pretty and careless Ma bel's hair always looks. She—Yes, and it takes her two hours to make it look that way. Ferruginous Statistics. The average human being carries 3 pound of iron in his system, and 11 costs a little more to keep It there than It used to cost. Kraabel Kraabel Having remodeled our entire Store, placing the Grocery Department up to the front where it is more convenient for the housewife to come and look over our very select stock of FANCY GROCERIES, we are in a better position than ever to care for our increasing trade and extend a a I a to the public to come in and look over our stock and get our prices before making their spring purchases. Kraabel & Kraabel 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. Ng 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. S. Decreased Drape Crop. Rome.—According to the last offi cial reports the vines in Italy will give about 64,000,000 .quintals of grapes this year, as against 98.000.0M tn 1909. Our Duty. It Is the duty oftentimes to do what thou wouldst not thy duty, too, to leave undone what thou wouldst do.— Thomas a'Kempla. Receives Advertising. Mlnot—Hon. Alfred Blalsdell has received a letter from a New Hamp shire friend showing that Attorney Simpson of Dickinson in the famous Russell will case at Boston has given North Dakota considerable advertis ing. Followinf is an extract: "Tour state will long be remem bered by Massachusetts and New Hampshire people by the great law case of Dakota Daiiel Russell—who was cheated out of his birthright and property—and Lawyer Simpson of North Dakota is said to have made the most brilliant plea sines, the days of Daniel Webster," MZs-i No. 48 After Midlsnd Road. Devils Lake.—W. H. Horton, presi dent of the commercial club, has re turned from Racine, Wis., where he In. terviewed Mr. Bull, president of the 3. I. Case Co. and a strong factor of the Midland railroad which, it Is said, is to be built from Jamestown to Pem bina. Mr. Bull was deeply Interested In the facts and figures given him by Mr. Horton regarding Devils Lake, Its rapid growth and the stability of Its territory, and promised to take up the matter with the board of di rectors. A committee has been ay pointed to push the proposition. Twas Ever Thus. A Kansas woman wants a divorce because her husband throws bricks at her. No man has a right to throw anything at his wife but bouquets and hot air. Why the Sues. In Pittsburg a woman Is suing ft* divorce because her husband has nd had a bath for six months. Pittsburg Is a particularly bad place in which to go unbathed for so long. ..