Newspaper Page Text
c! v* VefcUME SO LEGISIATIVE 1 New* From the'Capit*,! City brOurS|i«ci^f^or«iMr pondcnt *r. istnai tvk-.--Last wt.«k Judge Cowaln Of the Second judicial district, went home in tiigh feather, the house voting 14 to .45'* to indefinitely postpone the charges that' war* offered In a resolu tion by Representative Davis of Grand PttHii «n-the recomm«ndation of a ma. Jorlty nport of the committee appoint ed-: by jthe speaker. This week he is back: In Bismarok, working with the member* of the-senate and getting ready to clear- himself of those charges. The'vote, to reconsider came on a reso lution ottered, by Chairman 7ordal of the committee that he was ready to give a synopsis of the evidence from the notes taken at the hearing, was the houae- ready, to listen to it. The house had only one audible -vote agalast-listening to the evidence, and for three hours Mr. Jordal read from his notes. After it was offered and closing apeechea made the house by a rote o» 64 to 85. it required that Mr. Cowan appear before the bar of the senate arid answer to the. charges of habitual' drunkenness, negligence of luty and mlSdemaanora of office. A great deal bitterness had'been-en gend«rerir into this, flght, and1 the of:.times.among Bore •pots lefL among members are not llkely. to heal at this session,.The.short and uglyi word has been passed a number members, and at times if looked aa If there would be free-for-all Bst flght. This flght has affected'other matters of legislation and It is hard to forecast lust what wtlt'-be^dofce-on some' Important meas ana yet'to be decided. The statutes allow the defendant Judtfi .twenty days in which to get ready 'for trial. Both houses will ad Journ.^and the senate win reconvene to hear this case Just .as soon as a date can Be'agreed upon.•• According to a' resolution offered Speaker Hanley has appointed the fol lowingaboard- of managers' to try the cu«fi(pr^tht house:- Messrs.- Homnes, Nestoa .-$$orhelm, Hanson and O'COn nor of Grand Forks. These are all ap poiated-froin the side 'that decided1 to put the case, up to "the senate. -. The division of the state into-three congressional districts Is taking about all'the attentton at the present time of both houses. The senate and houte hatpe- not reached anything like an agreement as .yet. The senate' has patsed a bin. making the two northern tiers of counties'clear across the state Into- one ^district and tnakin£:an east ern!'and- western district of the bal ance, the dividing line being" drawn east of Sheridan, east of Kidder and east of Logan and Mcintosh. The house passed the DeNault bill. No. 256, making -a Red river valley district, a Jim river valley district and a Mis souri river valley district. So many things-: are mixed up in this contest It is .hard to forecast which bill will be come law.. legislative reapportionment fcta&da aa. noted-In these columns last 'with, the exception that amend mint*'have been made in the senate addtfag one house member to each of the following'counties: Cass, Dickey, PtiMfcS Rolette, Sargent, Burke, Em m»na. Bufialgh and Stark. This would make. BO .senators and lis representa tives In slace of 104, -OS- called for In the bill as passed In the- house. It Is llkely the senate amendments wJll pass the house.- ... The-.following, bills- have been signed by-the-governor: House .Bills* No. 86—Relating to.maintenance of station houses. No. -64—Relating to location and building of bridges. No. 79—-Relating to publicity of state-flnazices. -Mot 100-—Regulating the practice of medicine, and surgery. No.-. 1SS—Vacation of- .streets and allays. No. lS4—Powers and duties of the board 6f railroad commissioners. No 153—Duty of county auditors and*-Teq«irement8 of tax deeds. No. 120—Requiring railroad compan ies to stop alt regular passenger trains at county.seats. No..,254—Relating. :to' who shall' act when a county judge is disqualified or absent. No, 173—To by-laws of private cor porations: No. Jf-^Relating to the disposition af '-^enalty and Interest. No 68—-To' the 'disposition of un elalBted ahares- of estate In county •ourt. No*. «—rAmend section 1737 of 1905 8enate .BillSi No. 19—Relating Jo the priority of •talma in. Insolvent, .proceedings.' No." 20^—Relating to bank examiner and'employes and" how they may, get a IMtrutrom banks- with which they are connected. No..7*^fle»enacttng section 2823 of Xewlaed^Codai t. Nof: 8#-^RegUlatlng t)me of- meeetlng of assessors and relation or duty of county auditors thereto. No. 107—Amending, seoilon £743 re lating to. election districts and pre •tacts. No-. 168—Amending section 2744 re to'qualified voters and registra tion In cities. No. 123—Legalizing the executor and icknowledgment of certain deeds, etc./ iQd making the same admissible in vidence. No. 147—Providing for the dissolu tion of marriage the effect thereof and the duty of the court to regulate the remarriage of either or both parties. No. 149—Duties of sheriffs in regard to delinquent taxes. No. 155—Amending section 8103, re lating to endorsement of allowance or rejection of claims by executive or ad ministrators ana providing for notice (hereof. No. 156—Amending sections 8105 of code, relating to rejecting claims and providing how suit is instituted. No. 165—Anti-pass law. No. 166—Re-enacting 6064 of code, regarding life insurance. No. 180—Re-enacting 1607 of code. No. 216—Re-enacting section 8023, letters of administration and provid ing statute of limitations against claims of decedents. No. 219—Appropriation to meet de ficiency of Wm. Blake, state humane •Lgent. No. 154—Directing secretary of state to loan plates of supreme court re ports. No. 176—Providing for the appoint ment of county superintendents of Highways and deputy superintendents in organised counties, etc. Primary elections will continue to be held In June,, the bill providing that such elections be held in July, being killed by the house. The mechanics lien law will not be repealed, the bill for that purpose be ing killed in the house. There was a big lobby here against the repeal of the law, and they were effective in •quashing the law to repeal the meas ure. The senate passed a resolution pro viding that the governor appoint a temporary Judge of the Second judicial district, pending the trial of Judge Cowan. It is now up to the house. There will be no shooting of geese in the spring, as one bill contemplated. The game law in this regard remains as at present. Senate bill 306 has passed hoth houses and is now up to the governor. This Is the druggists' bill which pro vides that liquor may be sold on the prescription of physicians. This bill has been hard' fought through all of this, session. At first the senate killed the measure, but It was reconsidered and passed that body by a vote of 27 to 19. The vote was close in the house. The senate has passed a bill requir ing that .the candidates of a party must receive 25 per cent of the votes on his petition as that cast for the secretary of state of his party before he shall be entitled to have bis name printed on the ballot. The supreme court decid ed that the 30 per cent clause was un constitutional, and it had quite an ef fect upon the last election. The Wis consin supreme court upheld such provision In their primary law, and It is hoped the supreme court under the new personnel, will reverse the de cision In this state. The senate passed a measure es tablishing an agricultural school at Beach, but if the recommendation of the: house appropriation committee is heeded the bill will be Indefinitely postponed. The Twelfth judicial district has been formed from a part of the Tenth district and there Is a lively contest over the man who Is to occupy the bench. The chambers will be at Man dan and there are four candidates al ready mentioned for the judgeship, namely: W. H. Stutsman, S. L. Nuch ols, J. F. Sullivan and B. W. Shaw. The report of the investigating com mittee appointed to check over the af fairs in the state treasurer's office for eight years back made rather a volum inous report. The committee made many criticisms of the way the books were kept, as regards the late treas urer as well as his predecessors, and among the recommendations made was that the auditing board be authorized to employ an expert accountant to as sist the board in making "Its examina tion that a proper check be made on the bonds of the state with the Inter est coupons that a record should be kept of the amount of bonds that are carried by bonding companies for the benefit of slate officials. Many of the appropriation bills have yet to be agreed upon. There Is a dif ference of opinion between the house and senate as to the amount certain Institutions should get, and a confer ence will be necessary to settle the question. For instance, the normal at Valley City has been allowed $105,000 by the house and the senate only al lows $68,000 the house allowed the Mlnot normal $226,000, the senate cut this to $150,000 all appropriations have been trimmed closely by the sen ate that the money available may go around. Executive appointments that have sent to the senate for confirmation are: Wm. Oorman, Grand Forks, hotel inspector. Oliver Kmidson, Bismarck, bank ex aminer. A. O. Hanson, Fargo Geo. Wallace, Wahpeton Charles S. Ego, commission for recodification of probate code. The trustees of forestry at Bot tineau are Dr. A. R. Mackay of Bot tineau, Frank Peltier of Thorne. LOOT CONSISTS OF A PACKAGE OF SECURITIES THAT ARE NEGOTIABLE. DIDN'T KNOW LOSS FOR 4 DAYS Envelopes Were Cleverly Exchanged by Stranger who Collides With Old Man.—Robbery Near Safe- Deposit Vaults. New York, March 7.—George Ban croft, Sr., a broker 86 years old, dis covered that he was robbed last Thurs day afternoon of securities worth $1J0, 000, in the vestibule of the Produce Ex change safety deposit and storage com pany. For twenty-flve years It had been Mr. Bancroft's habit every Thursday afternoon to deposit the firm's valu ables in a box rented by it from the deposit and storage company. The dis tance from his offices to the vaults is not more than two hnudred feet. Last Thursday Mr. Bancroft, as usual, placed the securities, worth that day about $100,000 in a large enve lope approximately ten by fourteen Inches, tied with red tape and with the firm's name printed in the corner. Alone, he walked from his office to the Produce Exchange. A flight of steps leading from the street level en trance to the vaults. Jostled and Robbed. As Mr. Bancroft reached the bot tom of the steps he noticed a young man who he only remembers as rath er undersized, leaning against the cor ridor wall. Mr. Bancroft continued an his way down the coridor but just as he was about to turn the corner at the end of the coridor into the vaults a tall man, in a great hurry came running around the corner in the op posite direction and collided with him. The shock three Mr. Bancroft oft his feet and in falling he dropped the en velope. That was the cue for the under sized young man who had been lean ing against the corridor wall. He' stepped up to Mr. Bancroft, assisted him to his feet and was solicitous to tuck the fallen envelope under his arm. At least Mr. Bancroft thought that it was the envelope that fell. He went on to deposit it in his box as usu al. This morning when his son George Bancro?t, Jr., unlocked the box to check up the securities before the opening of business for the week he found that the only envelope there contained three aid newspapers. 70 QUIT ROCKEFELLER CHURCH. 2hafes Under Failure to Secure Larger Edifice. New York, March, 7.—Frankly stat ing the disappointment he had ex perienced in his ministry to the wealthy congregation of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church, the Rev. Charles F. Aked, formally announced Crom his pulpit that he had received unanimous and enthusiastic call to the First Congregational church of San Francisco and said he had been unable to find any good reason why tie should not accept. He regretfully acknowledged his (ears that the great enterprises which tie had hoped to lead as pastor of one af the wealthiest churches in America, popularly known as the John D. Rocke feller church, were only "such stuff as dreams are made of." Notwithstanding the $10,000 salary offered him when he came here from Pembroke chapel in Liverpool, Eng., barely four years ago, and the recent Increase to $12,000, or his ties of Friendship in the metropolis, he did not see how he could contemlate a permanent ministry here under pres ent conditions. He chafted under the failure of the church to provide a larger edifice and to undertake larger enterprises. "So far as we can see today," he declared, "there is no fu ture for this church or for my min istry." He gave the Fifth Avenue congre gation 10 days of grace in which to consider the situation before he should say definitely whether he would accept the call to the Pacific coast. To the admonitions that he should have patience for the evolution of the great things, Dr. Aked replied that such an attitude calls for "the highest type of enthusiasm, the enthusiasm which illumines detail and makes drud gery divine. Does such a spirit exist in our church?" he asked. "It is for you to say, not me." Two Tiger Teams Play Game. Monroe, La., March 7.—The Detroit baseball team, played its first spring practice game here. The youngsters were pitted against the older members and won out, 7 to 5. Five hundred per sons witnessed the game. HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, MARCH 9th, 1911 -LIES OVER MEDITERRANEAN ..IEUT. SACUE COVERS 124.5 MILES, ESTABLISHING RECORD, rhia He Accomplished Without Aid of Tugs, Torpedo Boats or Other Craft. Nice, France, March 7. Lieutenant Sague accomplished a sensational and laring feat by flying over the Medi erranean from Antibes to the little sland of Gorgona, off the Italian coast, tie covered a distance of more than 200 bilometres (124.6) miles, estab ishing a new record for oversea flight. This he did without the assistance »f tugs, torpedo boats any other 3raft to guide him or add to his confi lence by their presence. Lieutenant Bogue started in a Bler iOt monoplane, with the Intention of landing on Corsica and proceeding thence by. waj of Sardinia, and Sicily Spring-Open^g of Embroid//ies Consisting of Swiss and Nainsook ^^overs Novelty Embroidered Waist Fronts Swiss and Nainsook Corset Cover Embroidery Cambric, Swiss and Nainsook Bands, Edges, Flouncing and Insertions in all the latest and most up-to-date designs. LACES WASH GOODS I White, Ecru and Black Valenciennes Toile du Nord Ginghams Cluny and Mechlin Valenciennes Imperial Chambray Foulard de Soie Sevilla Torchons Imported and Domestic Dotted Swiss Handkerchief Laces and Footings Venetian Organdie Dimity I Beadings and Insertions, in any de a Agents for the Dahl Punctureless Tire Filler REO and PARRY Automobiles sign and at any price you may wish. Nainsook, India Linen, Etc., Etc. Kraabel & Kraabel ~.... We do a general repair work on Automobiles, Gasoline Engines and Threshing Engines. Plumbing, Wind Mill and Pump Work. First class Blacksmith and Horseshoeing Shop in connection. When in need of anything of this kind come and see us, for we can save you money in any of this. Tires, Automobile Sup plies, Oils and Grease, Brass Goods, Engine Trimmings, Waste, Wood Stock of all kinds. The next job you have, come and try us. We will treat you on the all the year DAVIS-TODD MACHINE GO. HOPE, NORTH DAKOTA. Phorie No. 38. to Tunis to visit the colonel of the rourth Algerian rifles from which reg iment he resigned to devote himself to aviation. The island lies between Cornica and Leghorn. It is a small wooded rock about two miles long, belonging to ttaly. Bague landed there at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The monoplane struck heavily and was badly dam aged, but Bague was not hurt. Bague's over-sea flight breaks the previous record held by J. A. D. Mc Curdy, who on Jan. 30 last flew from Key West to within 10 miles of the Cuban shore, a distance of 91 miles. Glenn H. Curtiss last August made a flight over Lake Erie of 64 miles while other aviators have done 50 or more on several occasions. SHEEHAN WILL NOT WITHDRAW. Accuses Gov. Dix of "Yielding to Those Who Have Been Obstructing the Election." New York, March 7.—After consul tation with his Tammany supporters, William F. Sheehan issued a statement in which he accuses Gov, Dix of yield Barred and Plain White Goods 'V No. 50 ing to those who fikve been obstruct ing the election of the regularly chos en candidates of the party for United States senator," and says that he will not withdraw as the Democratic cau cus nominee. Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany leader, said Mr. Sheehan's statement spoke for itself. The general belief of the Tammany leaders is that Sheehan will, still hold 78 votes when full effect of Gox. Dlx's letter has made itself felt. Friends of Martin W. Littleton pointed to the real significances of Mr. Littleton's recent self announced candidacy. They say Mr. Littleton realized fully that, as matters now stand, no United States senator to represent the state of New York can be elected without the support of Murphy and Tammany hall and that therefore, in his open letter having antagonized Mr. Murphy, he does not expect this Bupport and consequently does not expect to be elected sena tor. What he does expect, they say, la in the event of a revolt against Mur phy's leadership to be able to say that he contributed to It.