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II. S. TO REJECT
Otto Kahn, NeW York Banker,
Suggests That U. S. Cancel
Part Of War Debts.
FREAft SCORES PLAN
Congress Voices Opinion That People
Are Not in Mood for Proposal—
Plan Would Differentiate
Washington—The solution of Ameri
ca's foreign leht problem proposed by
Otto H. Kahn, the Xew York banker,
failed generally to strike a responsive
chord iu official circles in Washing
Members of the American debt fund
ing commission took note of Mr.
Kahn's proposal that the United States
differentiate between the seven and a
half billion dollars loaned to European
countries before the armistice and two
and a half billion dollars loaned al'ter
hostilities ceased and arrange differ
ing methods of repayment, but pointed
out that the act of congress creating
the commission would permit no' such
differentiation even if considered ad
Members of congress generally ex
pressed decided opposition to the New
York banker's suggestion that at
least a portion of the debt be can
celed several leaders in both the sen
ate and house declared that the Am
erican people were in no inood to ap
prove any such action.
Frear Denounces Plan.
The views of Mr. Kahn as presented
in a letter to Senator Smoot of Utah,
a member of the debt refunding com
mission. drew particular lire from Rep
resentative Frear of Wisconsin, a Re
publican member of the house ways
and means committee, who addressed
a letter to Senator Smoot asserting
that "the commission should apprise
foreign governments at an early day
of the anomalous position occupied by
Mr. Kahn and that he does not speak
for the commission, for the congress,
or for the American people."
MAN AIDS POOR, ARRESTED
Madison Banker Plays Santa Claus—
Indicted on Fraud Charge.
Madison, Wis.—Victor II. Arnold,
former president of the bankrupt
Madison Bond company, who one year
ago posed as a benelicent Santa Claus
to Madison's needy was arrested in
Bayside, X. J., charged with using the
United States malis to defraud hun
dreds of small investors of their sav
ings. His arrest was made on an in
dictment returned by the federal grand
jury for the eastern district of Wiscon
The sensational ventures of Arnold,
including an expenditure last year of
$30,000 to afford a Christmas of plenty
to the poor of this city and various
flights into the field of religious teach
ings, were climaxed by his indictment
Thirty-one counts, alleging three
fraudulent schemes for selling securi
ties, are included Jn the grand jury
charges which will bring Arnold back
to Madison a prisoner, to face his
former clients. On one of these
schemes alone, the indictment says,
$613,000 was realized.
When Christinas time came around
Arnold placed unlimited credit with
the stores of Madison and asked all
of the city's needy to go to the stores,
buy what food they needed, purchase
two tons of coal, and have the bill
charged to him. This venture is said
to have cost $30,000.
TURKS WILL NOT HEAR PLEA
Protest Decision to Hear Appeal for
National Armenian Home.
Lausanne—Armenia is now the
Storm center of the Near East confer
ence. The Turks refused to attend a
meeting of the subcommission which
had arranged to hear the plea of the
Armenians for the establishment of a
national home industry in Turkey, and
both Ismet Pasha and Itiza Xur Bey
eent strongly worded communi«atlons
to the conference, protesting against
|the decision to allow the Armenians
to state their case.
They declared that if the Armeni
ans, who had no official standing and
represented no independent govern
ment, were heard by the conference,
there was no reason why the Egypti
ans or the Irish should not be allowed
to present their demands.
Farmer Will Be Rail Advisor.
Washington—In an endeavor to keep
more intimately in touch with trans
portation needs of agricultural pro
ducers, the car service of the American
Railway association has announced It
had designated an agricultural repre
sentative to serve with its organiza
tion. Elmer Kntuson of St. Cloud,
Iinn„ has been selected for the post.
The service division, the statement
said, will seek to bring about better
co-operation -between agricultural
shippers and railroads under the new
.v I j..
Mason Mitchell, American con
sul at Valetta, Malta, was attacked
by assassins the other day and
shot, but not seriously wounded.
Born in Hamilton, N. Y., in 1859,
he has had a picturesque career as
actor, writer, world traveler, sol
dier and diplomat.
FREE WAR GUILT GASES
Charges Against Five Generals
Dropped at Private Hearing.
Berlin—The supreme court of Leip
zig, in a secret session dismissed 93
"war guilt" cases tried in accordance
with the Versailles treaty.
Generals Von Gy.lhvitz, Von Maclten
sen, Von Linsingen, Von Below and
Von Dickut and Professor Goetz were
among those whose cases were drop
ped. Many witnesses were heard, but
proceedings were strictly private, and
Allied representatives were not pres
The court declared the defendants
had, been proved neither absolutely
guilty nor innocent of crime against
LENGTHENS FARM CREDITS
Growers of Agricultural Products and
Co-Ops Come Under Decision.
of six months maturity, drawn by
grovers of staple agricultural prod
ucts or co-operative marketing asso
ciations, are eligible for purchase or
rediscoun- by Federal Reserve banks
under a rule promulgated by the Fed
eral Reserve board as a step in the
direction of longer farm credits for
Officials declared the decision,
which makes the agricultural paper
eligible for rediscount for six months
instead of three, ."should be of mate
rial assistance to co-operative mar
keting associations in financing the
orderly marketing of crops."
JURY CONVICTS 8 RAILMEN
Defendants Were Charged With Plot
Against Interstate Commerce.
Los Angeles—Eight railroad inen,
including enginemen, trainmen, and
others were convicted of conspiracy
to obstruct interstate commerce for
their activities in connection with a
strike last August against the Santa
Fe by a verdict of a jury in the Uni
ted States district court. During the
strike some 20 trains were abandoned
in the California-Arizona desert,
leaving passengers stranded. The
maximum penalty which may be im
posed is two years imprisonment and
TEST SPEEDERS FOR SANITY
Court Action Becomes Drastic Toward
Detroit, Mich.—Twenty-one persons
charged with driving their automo
biles faster than the law allows and
two others charged with driving
through safety zones, were examined
by Dr. A. L. Jacoby, city psychiatrist,
to determine their sanity. The ex
aminations were ordered by Judges
Charles L. Bartlett in recorder's
court and sentences were withheld un
til the court had received the psy
BITTER DEBATE ON SHIP BILL
Three Day's Fight Only Strengthens
Washington—Five hours of debate
and parliamentary maneuvering in
the Senate served only to tighten the
deadlock which has existed for three
days between two opposing and al
most equal groups, one fighting to
keep the administration shipping bill
before the Senate and the other to
displace that measure.
Letter from Napoleon Stolen.
New York—Joseph M. Attie, a
French broker, appealed to the po
lice to assist him in finding a letter
written by Napoleon Bonaparte in
1805, which was stolen from him by
a Broadway pickpocket.
Another Objection to'Butler.
Washington—Action by the Senate
on the nomination of Pierce Butler,
St. Faul attorney, to be an associate
Justice of the United States Supreme
com t, was again blocked by an objec
tion to consideration.
Cabinet Decides to Ask
VERDICT ADDS TO LIABILITY
Plaintiffs at Woodland, Win Test Case
Total Now $45,000,000.
St. Paul—Government liability for
an additional $3,000,000 to $4,000,000
losses in the disastrous forest fires
which swept northern Minnesota in
October, 1918, bringing the total to
nearly $45,000,000 virtually- was estab
lished, folowing a ruling in dis
trict court at Duluth which linked
claims of property owners of Wood
land, a Duluth suburb, with hundreds
of others which are being settled by
the federal railroad administration,
held responsible for the holocaust.
INDIA SEPARATION PLANNED
Establish "The Federated Republic of
London—A full program for the sep
aration of India from the British em
pire and establishment of "the Feder
ated Republic of India" will be sub
mitted to the Indian national congress
at the annual session of that organiza
tion at Gaya, British India, according
to information received in British offi
"TIGER'S" VISIT AIDS FUND
$20,000 Surplus From Lectures Goes to
Washington—Former Premier Clem
enceau's American visit added $20,000
to the American field' service fund fel
lowships, Stephen Bonsai, who man
aged the tour, announced. The amount
is the surplus of money received from
lectures and newspaper articles by
"the 'Tiger" after defraying the ex
penses of the trip.
FRAUD SUIT PREPARED
Action to Be Started Within Month,
Assistants Tell House Committee.
Washington—Civil or criminal suits,
one or both, against the United States
Harness company of Ransom, W. Va„
will be ready for institution by the
government within 30 days, Col. Hen
ry T. Anderson of Richmond, Va„ a
special assistant to the Attorney Gen
eral, testified before the House Judi
WORLD PARLEY OF BISHOPS
Pope Plans Encyclical Council as Con
ducted in 1870.
Rome—The probability that the
pope will call a meeting of the entire
Catholic episcopacy in Rome during
the next jubilee year was announced
in the papal encyclical. Such a meet
ing would be a continuation of the
ecumenic council which was conduct
ed in Rome in 1870.
JAPAN PROPOSES TREATY
Kato's 8pokeman Advances Alterna
tive to Washington Pact.
Tokio—If France and Italy fail to
ratify the Washington naval treaty an
agreement for carrying it out might be
arranged among England, America and
Japan, the peers were told by Admiral
Ide, speaking in place of Premier Kato,
who is indispqsed.
Coal Conference to Reopen Jan. 3.
Chicago—Representatives of the bi
tuminous coal opeartors and the union
miners of the country will meet in
Chicago on January 3 to resume work
on the reorganization of the industry.
$100,000,000 For Yule Fete.
Chicago—Chicago paid $100,000,000
for its Christmas celebration, it was
estimated. Dinners for residents were
prepared at an estimated cost of
$6,000,000 to $10,000,000. About 100,
000 received free dinners.
Poultry Shipments Doubled.
Fargo, N. D.—Poultry shipments
from the state pasing through Fargo
were twice as large during the last 25
days as during the same period a year
ago, according to Fargo railroad and
Farmer Cruel to 8tock.
Blrchwood, Wis.—For leaving his
team without shelter and with noth
ing to eat except what the horses
could browse from beneath the snow,
Iiallie Wells, a resident of Washburn
county, was arrested by a humane of
Counter-revolt Feared In Athens.
Malta—Information just received
here from a reliable source in Athens
is to the effect that trouble is brewing
there with unmistakable signs of a big
counter revolutionary movement.
THE HOPE PIONEER
Paris—France renounced intention
of ocupying the Ruhr at an extraor
dinary session of the cabinet precided
over by Premier Poincare on the eve
of Christmas, it was learned on high
Instead, the French will propose es
tablishment of a customs barrier be
tween the Rhineland Ruhr, and Ger
many without annexation.
Military intervention, according to
the new scheme evolved by Poincare's
government, would in this case be re
served for protection of the customs
HUNTED ON COAST
Slacker Reported Making
fort To Slip Into
San Francisco—Although federal of
ficials declined to discuss them, re
ports were current that an extensive
dragnet had been thrown out up and
down the Pacific coast for Grover
Cleveland Bergdoll. rich' Philadelphia
draft t.vnder, who tied the country to
Bergdoll has been in Eberbach, Ger
many, where a close watch has been
kept on him by military intelligence
officers. The report current here is
that they learned he had secretly left
his German haven for the United
States and expected to gain entry
through a Pacific coast port.
DENIES AMERICAN PLEA
Moslem Envoys Refuse to Attend
Meeting of Sub-Commission.
Lausanne—The American plea for
the establishment of an Armenian na
tional home in Turkey will be present
ed to the Near Eastern conference by
President Noradunghian Pasha of the
Armenian national delegation. He
was once minister of foreign affairs in
the Turkish cabinet and has been in
ivted to appear before the sub-commis
sion on minorities to explain the de
isres of the Armenian people.
The Turks have announced their de
cision not to attend his meeting. For
one thing they say they made up-their
minds definitely not to set aside any
part of Turkey for the Armenians, for
another, they assert that, as the Ar
menians are Turkish subjects, they
should plead their cause before the
Turks, not before the conference as a
SIX SEIZED IN ROBBERY
Suspects In Looting of Truck Held on
Tip Sent U. S. Marshal.
Santa Fe, N. M.—Six men with
heavy suitcases who arrived from Las
Vegas in a car are in the county jail
pending investigation in connection
with the $200,000 robbery of the Uni
ted States Federal Reserve bank truck
at the United States mint in Denver.
The United States marshal's office had
received a tip from Las Vegas and
Deputy Goutchey and Assistant Super
intendent Dugah of the penitentiary,
after observing the suspects during
breakfast in a restaurant took them
PANIC REIGNS IN DUBLIN
Irregulars Attack Like U. S. Indians,
Firing From Ambush.
Dublin—The holiday season in Ire
land was ushered in with a terrific
wave of violence. The city has been
in panic for nearly 24 hours with Vomb
throwing and revolver fusillades.
Free State government offices and
outposts were attacked time after time.
The attacking Republican irregulars
adopted the tactics of North Ameri
can Indian fighters, firing from cover
and then taking flight.
BOAT WITH 8 MEN MISSING
Cleveland Vesselmen Believe Tug Was
Burned as Searchers Return.
Cleveland—The mystery surround
ing the disappearance of the tug Cor
nell, missing for four days, remained
unsolved, and for the first time it was
conceded by vessellmen that the tug,
with Its crew of eight, probably had
gone down. Four tugs which spent
Christmas cruising Lake Erie reported
they had failed to find any trace of the
VIOLENCE OVER COUNTRY
Scores of Holdups and 8layings Mark
Holiday Police Records.
Chicago—Sudden death and violence
took more than their- usual toll de
spite the fact it wa,s Christmas time.
Scores of robberies, holdups and
other crimes of violence have been re
ported in the last day or two in all the
principal cities of the United States
and every state.
WAR ON HOODED TERRORISTS
Arrests Ordered Following Finding of
Bodies of Kidnaped Pair.
Mer Rouge, La.—Wholesale roundup
of terrorists in Arkansas, Mississippi
and Louisiana was protnised by state
and federal officials investigating the
murder of two men by a masked mob.
Iowa Corn Sets Record.
Davenport—A new high mark for
1922 corn was reported here when
1,500 bushels were sold at auction for
73c% cents a bushel.
Refuse to Marry Divorcees.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.—The pastor
of every church in Sault Ste.' Marie
except one signed an agreement not
to perform any marriage ceremony to
which either party to the same has a
former husband or wife living.
Harvey to Support Cuno Government.
Berlin—George Harvey, American
ambassador to England, is going to the
United States, to tell President Hard
ing that the Cuno government of Ger
many constitutes the Allies' last
chance to collect reparations.
Shafer Names Assistant.
John Thorpe, Velva attorney, has
Sen named assistant to Attorney Gen
sral George F. Shater.
Courses in Painting at A. C.
Beginning January 2 the state A. C.
will Institute complete courses in
painting and decorating.
More Non-attendance Losses.
Absences of school pupils during the
school year cost Logan county $34,000,
according to the county superintendent
Langdon Fair in February.
The annual midwinter fair for Lang
don and Cavalier county wil be held
at Langdon the second or third week
Destroy $4,000 Worth of Whiskey.
Fire hundred quart bottles of whis
key valued at $4,000 were destroyed by
the Stutsman county sheriif at James
town, on order of the county judge.
Wool Protects Against Pi re.
His outer clothing burned off, but his
woolen underwear saved L. J. Tor
doff, night foreman in the N. P. round
house at Jamestown, from possibly
fatal burns when a gasoline stove ex
Indians to Get Pensions.
About a dozen Indians on Standing
Rock reservation who served as fed
eral scouts in the 90's, will be entitled
to the recently allowed pension of $20
per month, according to Superintendent
E. D. Mossman of Fort Yates.
Indian Cattle Top Market.
Twice this fall cattle shipped by
Standing Rock Indians have topped
the market. The second triumph was
scored last week when stock sent by*
Little Eagle and Bullhead from near
Fort Yates brought seven cents a
Community Church Cetvter Dedicated.
Bottineau recently dedicated a com
munity center building, ©quipped as a
part of the Presbyterian church of that
city. It provides for indoor sports of
all kinds for summer and winter and
will be opened by the church to the
Teachers' Secretary Resigns.
R. L. Brown of Valley City has re
signed as full time secretary of the
North Dakota Education association
and whether or not this organization
of the state teachers, numbering now
about 3,600 members, can afford to em
ploy another salaried secretary is
being considered by the executive com
mitte. The only source of revenue is
a $2.50 annual membership fee.
Carrington Seeks Court Chambers.
It has been announced that Fred
Jansonius of Fessenden, Wells county
probate judge, will be appointed to the
bench in the fourth judicial district to
succeed W. L. Nuessle, elected to the
supreme court. Carrington is now
seeking designation for one of the dis
trict chambers, which at present are
confined to Bismarck and Jamestown.
Granville Ships Much Poultry.
Up to November 30 the surprising
total of 30,260 pounds of dressed tur
keys had been shipped from Granville
by rail. This figure does not include
the live fowls sent from the commun
ity, nor the large quantity that went
by auto truck to Minot. At the aver
age market price of 40 cents per
pound, these dressed turkeys brought
more than $12,000 into the Granville
community. It is estimated that the
value of this year's poultry crop there
was around $100,000.
Wheat Growers Form Sales Agency.
North Dakota is among the 10 states
which were represented at a recent
Minneapolis meeting where plans were
laid for the organization of a national
Wheat Growers Sales agency. George
E. Duis, president of the North Da
kota Wheat Growers association, is a
member of the coramitte of three to
draft a plan of operation, the other
two being an Oklahoma and a Minne
apolis man. This state recently has
ben selling through the Minneapolis
Chamber of Commerce.
Education Inexpensive Item at A. C.
From the point of view of financial
outlay, President John Lee Coulter
points out, actual educational work Is
about the least costly activity carried
on at the state Agricultural college. A
recent analyzation of state expendi
tures showed this institution costing
over $800,000 a year of this sum, how
ever, the college classes cost only
$162,000. The new agricultural hall,
built this last year, cost $150,000. State
regulatory work, extension work, and
experiment stations, all of these de
partments which are strong in their
state-wide influence, went to make up
the balance of the $812,000 A. C. item
in the state's last fiscal year.
Another Bank Reopened.
The First National bank of Streeter
has been reopened with Ed Schulen
berg as president. It was closed in
Capitol Being Redecorated.
In preparation for the coming leg
'slntive session, the state capltol Is
iH'injr thoroughly renovated and redee
ii'Mlefl. Linoleum is being laid am'
lie desks, chairs, and woodwork In
'-e legislative hails have been cleaned
i:I polished. Ti ceilings and wails
isi'iiy departments also arc being
e.:i' 'd Ji-.iil repalnte**
New Eastern Star Chapter.
White Earth has a newly organized
chapter of Eastern Star with 34 char
Decorate With Christmas Trees.
Minot's business streets were- dtec*
orated with Christmas trees, spaced
every 27 feet, and illuminated.
Civics Book by N. D. Attorney.
"Government of North Dakota and
the Nation," is the title of a text book
on civics just published by Attornej
C. L. Young of Bismarck.
Governor Seeks Tax Reduction.
Letters have been written by
governor to all county auditors in th
state asking their close co-operation in
the reduction of the state tax burdea
Discuss Co-ordination of Charities.
At the first open foram meeting ot
the newly reorganized Association ot
Commerce in Bismarck, the subject ot
co-ordination of the city's- variAufr
charities was discussed.
Lone Tree Bank Looted.
Tunneling through the concrete wall
of the vault and using explosives on
the safe doors, yeggs looted the Lone
Tree State bank of $900 in Libert
bonds, $200 In cash, and $60' in stamps
Havelock Wants a Bank.
Havelock at one time had two bankst
but during recent adverse condltioni
both were discontinued. Now busines*
men of the city are seeking, to interest
bankers in the launching of anothes
Alfalfa Brings $52 per Acre.
Four acres of alfalfa yielded one
Ramsey county farmer a gross return
of $52 per acre this fall. It was
planted last year and this year pro
duced seven tons of hay and 40€
pounds of seed. The farmer plans tc
sow 25 acres next year.
200-Pound Friend Falls on Him.
Claud Movius, an A. C. student, was
walking with his 200-pound friend
Francis "Tubby" Hull, football guard
on the Bison team, when he lost Ms
balance. In falling, he upset Tubby
who landed on him, and now Moviuf*
is laid up with a broken leg.
Shy on Dormitories.
Albino Rats Killed at Minot.
Some years ago a business man at
Minot gave up raising white rats an£
released a number. Recently Boj.
Scouts have been conducting a cam-*
palgn against a peculiar albino rat'
Infesting portions of the city thej
are uniformly marked in gray, white
and pink. It is believed they are th*
common species crossed with the white
rats of years ago.
Only 295 of the 1,404 students at tlu-:
state university can be accommodatet
in the dormitories on the campus, a?
cording to the registrar. Three hua
dred niijety-seven live in the Forks
228 are lodged in fraternity and soroi*
Ity houses, and the remainder live ic
rooming houses. Residents of Nortl!
Dakota are in big majority, totaling
1,226, while Minnesota sent 133 of th
remaining 178, five of whom came fron.
Lignite Goes Over Million Mark.
From October, 1921, to October
1922, North Dakota produced 1,057,82
tons of lignite coal, the first time th.
state's output of this product has
reached the million ton mark. Th*
year ending October, 1921, had a pro
duction of 895,715 tons. In 1911 tht
output was only 502,000 tons. Tfi«
value of last year's product was $2,
278,771.22. There were 1,963 men em*
ployed in 120 mines this wns 259 mort
men in eight less mines than reported
In 1921. There were four fatal acci
dents during the year.
To Equalize Rights of Parents.
A bill proposed by the North Dakoti
Children's Code commission for actioi
at the coming legislative session pro
vides that the mother shall shar*
equally with the father in the custody
services, and earnings of their chll
dren. The present law gives the fathei
first and superior control. Another pro
posal by this organization is a bureai
for child research to be conducted it
connection with the state university
to make investigations and examlna
tions and to spread Information as at
aid to the whole child welfare system
of the state.
Analyze North Dakota Debt.
Thirteen middlewest and northwest
states have a total authorized indebted
ness of $376,685,115.12, 85 per cent 01
which is represented by soldier bonui
and highway Improvement expend*
tures. North Dakota, along witl
Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ob.
lahoma, has no bonus debt nor hlghwaj
debt, although in some of these state!
road work funds are obtained from th«
general revenue fund. Illinois, Mlchli
gan, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota,
consin, Iowa, and Ohio have authorized fl
more than two hundred million dob ij/^
lars for World War veterans othe
states, including ours, are paylnj
bonuses from bond sales. Real estat*
bonds make up the greater part of
North Dakota's Indebtedness. Illinois
tops the list, with highway Improve
ment as the biggest single item.
Grand Forks Secretary to Mandan.
E. ,A. Ketter, for several months as
sistant secretary of the Grand Forki
Commercial club, has been named
succeed Thomas Suliivan as secretarj
of the Mandan' club.
Try to Finance Agent Work.
Providing the recount of the Novem
her 7 vote on agricultural extensloi
work does not disclose a majority o1
Golden Valley county voters in favoj
of it, committee of five, already or
gnnlzed, will make a drive fo $1,83
to finance a county agent the com!u|
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