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July 10, 1918.
'LIGHTNING KILLS BOY AND HORSES BOLT STRIKES DEATH TO TEAM AND BOY NEAR AMBROSE WAS PLOWING Ambrose, N. D., July 10.—Friday afternoon of last week George Biber ... dorf, 15 years old, residing near, Worge, west of Ambrose, was killed by a bolt of lightning. He was at work in a field, plowing, when the electric storm approached, and when killed was unhitching the horses from the plow. The team was killed, and a cousin of the boy, who was assist ing in unhitching team, was stunned and was. unconscious for several hours. The dead boy was in front of the team when the bolt came, and was found beneath one of the horses which fell forward when struck and fractured the boy's skull PORKERS BRING GOOD MONEY WRIGHT BROTHERS OF COURT ENAY SELL FINE LOT OF PIGS—GOOD RETURNS Courtenay, N. D., July 10.—Wright Bros., of this county, recently sold a fine bunch of young pigs in James town and fully .demonstration that young hogs are in fine demand at good prices. The 13 pige were nine months old and averaged 837 lbs each. The price paid by the butchers was seven and one-half cents a pound. The pigs were fed on home' grown corn and barley and the price received was very satisfactory to Messrs James and Russel Wright MASONS BUILD AT DUNSETH LODGES OF STATE TO ERECT COTTAGE—COMPLETED THIS YEAR Fargo, N. D., July 10.—The dif ferent Masonic bodies of the state Will erect, during the present season, a fine cottage for tuberculosis people *t the state institution at Dunseth, and it will cost about $6,500. The bodies that will assist in this work are the grand lodge of the A. F. & A. M., the grand chapter of the Royal Arch of Masons and the grand chapter of the order of the Eastern Star. The cottage will have space for six teen patients and will be handsome and convenient, and the plans are be ing prepared by Sam F. Crabbe, the state architect. There will be two wings with a central dressing room and each wing will accomodate eight persona. The order will equip the cot tage, and it is expected to make it as comfortable and convenient as any of the others that have been erected by the state. It is' hoped by the order to have tne building constructed this summer and be ready for use in the early fall. The $6,500 will build and equip the struc ture. CAUCUS IS HIT BY LaFOLLETTE CAUCUS CONTROL DESTROYS ALL INDEPENDENCE AND MAKES FOR BOSS RULE Madison, Wis., July 5.—Senator La Follette, in an editorial entitled "King Caucus," is his weekly, says scientific treatment of the tariff has been pre sented and the tariff made a mere politic*! pawn by the democratic method of procedure. "Caucus control of legislation means minority rule," the senator writes. "The senate is composed of 96 members, of whom 51 are demo crats and 45 republicans. If we are «^to have a caucus made laws, then 26 senators, a bare majority of the dem ocratic membership, may bind, gag and deliver the entire 51 votes of the majority. Thus on any bill, a minor ity of 26 senators miay dominate leg islation. This is vicious in principle and fraught with the gravest danger to democracy. "Caucus control destroys all depen dence. and forces a legislator to sub v'mit his conscientious convictions to the party bosses who, through skill in manipulation, dominate the party caucus. "The caucus and convention system, the ready instruments of the political boss and the political machine, have been torn down and cast aside. The people have the choice -in the selec tion of their representatives. The democrats in congress have re-estab lished the machine system in order to control the votes of these same repre sentatives." a 'DEPOSITORY BIDS WANTED Bids will be received by the under signed for the deposit of the funds ~f Bull Butte School Dist. No. 42. According to Sec. 922 Code 1911, until the first day of August, 1913. W. C. Frohlich, Clerk, aw-S. Dist 42, Parserr*, N. News of the Great Northwest NOT SUCCESSFUL Rochester, Minn., July 10.—"J. C. R." the lost identity patient at the state hospital, submitted to an opera tion, the result of which practically gives nc hope of the unknown regain ing his mental faculties and speech. The operation, revealed that the pat ient had at some time past suffered hemorage of the brain. The patient was one hour on the operating table. He will undoubtedly recover from the .operation, but there is little hope that he will ever establish his identify, for which the operation was performed. EDITOR MADE GAME WARDEN VELVA MAN APPOINTED TO SUC CEED HART—OTHER DEPU TIES NAMED Fargo, July 10.—W H. Francis, the well known editor of Velva, is the new chief game warden in the first dis trict to succeed George Hart. George M. Hogue of Steele for Sixth and James Kerr of Granville for the Ninth were named as judicial district depu ties, and complete the list. The board has selected two secret service men for work in some corners of the state notorious for violations of the game laws. DAIRY PICNIC ATKENMARE DATE SET FOR ANNUAL DAIRY PICNIC—SPEAKERS AND PROGRAM Kenmare, N. D., July 10.—Thurs day, July 17 has been set as the date on which the Commercial club will hold their First Annual Dairy Picnic. Secretary Griffith of the Kenmare Creamery received word this week to the effect that Dairyman Merrill, would be here on that date, and he will be on the program as the prin cipal speaker. The committee is at work securing other speakers and arranging the program, ""and an en joyable as well as profitable day is looked for. The picnic will be -held probably in the Tasker coulee, although that has not been finally decided, and a pro gram will be arranged in which the farmers and then- wives and children will be entertained for the greater part of the day. A big free picnic dinner will be one of the features and a program of sports will be arranged. ONE CAUSE OF HIGH PRICES SHORTAGE OF CATTLE DUE TO KILLING OF YOUNG CALVES OVER STATE Grand Forks, July 10.—The pres ent shortage in cattle is directly due, in the opinion of most wholesalers at Grand Forks, to the wholesale mar keting of calves for slaughter during the past years.. At six principal live stock markets in this country, calves comprised 16 per cent of the total cattle receipts for the year 1912. At South St. Paul alone was marketed last year 130,700 calves, which -was 25 per cent of its total cattle receipts. At this same market 11,830 calves were received during March of this year 12,000 in April and 12,000 in May. Eighty per cent or more of these calves were slaughtered and sold for veal. The calves slaughtered would average in weight 130 pounds. There was then at South St. Paul alone, for the year of 1912 converted into veal 13,592,800 pounds. These same calves, if held one year and then slaughtered at 600 pounds each, would have produced 62,736,000 pounds, a gain of 49,143,200 pounds of meat and $3,194,300.00 in money to the farmer. Had they been held for two years they would have added 83,648,000 pounds of meat and $5, 855,360.00 cash, and If held three years, as they should have been, they would have added to the meat supply 104,455,000 pounds and $7,834,120.00 in cash. There figures are based on steer calves alone. The heifer calves slaughtered, if they had been saved until three years of age and raising one calf besides the milk and cream, would show a still greater increase in value. We cannot reasonably expect an in crease in the cattle supply until the farmers are educated to hold until af ter breeding age the heifer calves or unless prohibited by law from selling such calves until after breeding age, as is done in at least two foreign countries. This would be a good matter for local Commercial Clubs to take up and help correct. REGISTERED STALLION For Sale or Trade—Standard bred A1 Logan (45805) foaled 1903. Seal brown. Trotter. Fine style and ac tion, kind and well trained 17 1-2 hands high weight 1350. Sure foal getter colts to show. This horse is a grandson of A1 Merton (5128). Nels Johnson, 4w-2pd. bx. 581. Stanley, N. D. WILLISTON GRAPHIC THREE PERCENT IN NORTH DAK. FIGURES SHOW THERE ARE FEW WHO CAN NOT READ OR WRITE IN STATE According to government statistics on file in the office of the Development League, headquarters in Grad Forks, our state makes an excellent showiiig in the matter of the ability of her people to read and write. Only 3.1 per cent of the residents of North Da kota are unable to read and write and among all the states. She is tenth among all the states. She is ahead of such states as Ohio, with a percentage of 3.2 per cent, Masssa chusetts with 5.2 per cent, Pennsyl vania with 5.9 per cent, Texas with 9.9 per cent, Virginia with 15.2 per cent, and Louisiana with 29 per cent of illiteracy, as well as many others. BLACK LEG NEARBORDULAC DISEASE MAKES INROADS ON HERD BEFORE IT COULD BE STOPPED Courtenay, N. D., July 10:—In a pasture containing some 250 head of cattle on Kelley creek near Bordulac, black leg broke out several days ago, and thirteen young cattle died before the herd was vaccinated. Since the vaccination none of the stock has died. The cattle are owned by E. A. Roach, Beckley, Niccum and others. It is thought the disease started when a calf was brought in from the south and placed in the pasture. The dis ease attacks only the younger cattle and three or four died daily while the disease raged. STAR WITNESS WAS ARRESTED WITNESS IN ANDERSON CASE CHARGED WITH PERJURY SENSATIONAL RUMORS Washburn, N. D., July 7.—Ludvig Peterson, star witness for the defense in the trial here when Walfred An derson was tried for the murder of Banker Funk, who has been arrested for alleged perjury, testimony he of ferred at the trial, is still in the coun ty jail here and apparently unable to furnish the *5000 bond required by the court. It is said that Anderson offered to furnish a cash but Peterson refused the offer. Since then a num ber have signed a bond for the release pf Peterson but as they only qualified for $1,000 each the bond was refused by the circuit court as Judge Craw ford has instructed the clerk not to accept bondsmen unless they qualify for $5,000 each. Feeling is still in tense here as a result of the verdict in the case and there is talk of a grand jury being called to investi gate. Andeison is making a urried ef fort to dispose of his property for the purpose of leaving town. So far he and wife have been staying in the country each evening since the trial ended as a matter of safety. PUBLISHERS FURNISH BAIL CLARK AND CROCKARD ARE OUT ON $15,000 BAIL AND WILL MAKE ANOTHER FIGHT Bismarck, [N. D., July 10.,—Sam Clark and C. H. Crockard, publishers of Jim Jam Jems, convicted of violat ing the federal postal laws, will make a hard fight to escape the two year penitentiary sentence and .32,000 fines assessed by Judge Willard of Minne apolis, who presided in the trial of the cases in Bismarck last week. The convicted publishers are now out on bonds of $15,000 each, which were demanded by Judge Willard. The first steps for an appeal have been taken and the fight will next be staged in the circuit court of appeals. On the ruling of Judge Willard that only certain sentences or phrases of an article had to be presented to the iury will be made the hardest fight for a new trial. The defense sought to secure the introduction of the en tire articles objected to, but Judge Willard overruled them and allowed only parts of the articles to be ad mitted. Another feature that has been rais ed relates to the qualifications of one of the jurors, who is an attorney. The point vas made that, becaase he was an attorney, he was unqualified to sit on the jury. Under the fines assessed to pay about $3,000 as the costs of prosecu tion have reached about $2,000. Though two two-year sentences were imposed, they will be run concurrent ly. Under government edict, the women of China are discarding their pajama costumes for European dress, Now it is easy to perceive why China is Wrowing a few hundred million dollars. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Congregationalists and Methodists will unite in the services again next Sunday and Rev. Shaw pastor of the Congregational church will preach in his own church in the morning and in the Methodist church in the evening. It was expected that Rev. Mr. Wick ard would be back for next Sunday but he asked for and has been granted another week's vacation and Rev. Shaw has consented to continue the arrangement of two previous Sun days. This arrangement has proven very satisfactory and has furnished the preacher with a larger audience than could be otherwise expected dur ing the Summer months. It has also emphasized the fraternal spirit exist ing between churches of the city. There will be a welcome for all at the above services." NESS RELEASED FROM JEOPARDY PAID HIS FINE OF $500.00 AND WILL NOT BE OBLIGED TO SERVE TIME Bismarck, N. D., July 10.—Ben G. Ness of Devils Lake who was recently convicted of having attempted to bribe Twitchell and Divet, members of the thirteenth legislative assem bly, to work against the passage of the anti-snuff bill and in the interest of the American Tobacco company, has paid his $500 fine, and as a con sequence will not be obliged to serve time. Sheriff Barnes of Burleight county receipted for the money and thus released Ness from further jeopardy. WILL FIGHT TOBACCO TRUST STAGE BEING SET FOR LIVELY SCRAP WITH PURE FOOD DEPARTMENT Grand Forks, July 10.—The tobac co trust, and the pure food depart ment of North Dakota are setting the stage for a fight, the efforts of the trust to evade the North Dakota anti-snuff law being responsible. North Dakota is the first state in the union to attempt to bar the sale of snuff, Pure Food Commissioner Ladd making a successful fight" on the product, on the plea that it is poisonous. He has cited instances when users of Snuff become insane, and only a few days ago a suicide in Grand Forks was brought on by ex cessive indulgence. Since the law was passed, the to bacco trust has introduced a substi tute for snuff, and it is against this product the food department will now direct its energies. Oneof the writers in the Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph compares Geo rge Washington to Honus Wagner showing that the Ptitsburgh people still have a high regard for the first president. Test the "want ad way"—when new office help is needed. Study these MANY NEW LAWS IN EFFECT North* Dakotans are now living un der many new laws which went into effect Tuesday, July 1, the date set by the constitution for the taking ef fect of all laws passed by the legis lature unless it is otherwise provided for in the bill as passed. Many of the bills carried emergency clauses, and these went into effect as soon as ap proved by the governor. Others en acted took effect July 1. One of the measures which has at tracted a great deal of attention not only because of the nature of the law, but because of the bribery charges growing out of the attempt to defeat it is the anti-snuff law. The first section of senate bill 98 says: "It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to impogt, manufac ture, distribute, transport, sell, or of fer for sale, or to have in possession for sale, or to give away any snuff or any substitute thereof." The en forcement of the law is given to the state's attorneys, sheriffs, police of ficers, health officers and food com mission. A fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000 is provided for the first offense and for subse quent offenses imprisonment of not less than six months. Section 1 of house bill 67 provides "That it shall be unlawful for any person by himself, clerk or servant, employe or agent, directly or indi rectly, upon any pretense or by any devise, to manufacture, sell, exchange, barter, dispose or to give, or keep for sale, any cigarettes, cigarette papers or cigarette wrappers, or any paper made or prepared for the purpose of beiner filled with tobacco or smok ing." The penalty provided is a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $50 and imprisonment not to ex ceed 30 days. Another measure which has attract ed much attention is the new mar riage law. Under the provisions of the bill marriage licenses cannot be granted unless the parties present certificates from a regularly prac ticing physician showing that they are not feeble-minded, imbeciles, epi leptics, insane persons, common drunk ards or persons afflicted with pulmon ary tuberculosis in advanced stages. The man must also have a certificate showing that he is not afflicted with a contagious veneral disease. A per son swearing falsely to anv such cer tificate is to be deemed guilty of uer jury. The law prohibits the marriage of anv person afflicted with any of the above deseases and forbids cler gymen from performing the cere mony in such cases, both provisions applying only when the woman is under the age of 45. No person can secure a license while intoxicated and no ceremony can be performed when one of the contracting parties is in toxicated. Persons who are not in the pre cinct in which they reside at the time of election, need not lose their right to vote. By marking application to the county auditor 20 days in advance of any election, the voter is entitled to have a special ballot given him which he will mail to any county au ditor, and this will be deposited in the ballot box of the precinct in which he would vote. This law is especially designed for traveling men. State superintendent of public in struction and the county superinten dents of schools are hereafter to be elected on a non-partisan ballot, no party designation being used. All city elections are also to be conducted •stsrows Vs v- The Jefferson IV, Notice it* graceful lines, the control is right in handle bars, tee the automobile leaf springs front and rear, comfort. The Jefferson VII, The fastest and most powerful twin on the road. machines boys, for particulars address Richard C. Henry, Williston, N. D. Pag# Thresh on a non-partisan basis. One of the most drastic laws enact ed is that of gambling. It declares a nuisance any building, room, or place where any tables, cards, dice or any article or apparatus whatever, useful or intended to be used in play ing any game of cards, or faro, or any other .game of chance, upon which property or money is usually wagered or where persons resort or are permitted to resort for gambling, or any disorderly house. The law further provides that when such fact is established^ by any competent court an injunction shall issue closing the building for one year. There will be but one road over seer in each township hereafter In stead of one for each district of the 'township ranging from two to four. Where county superintendents of highways are appointed the township overseers become deputy superinten dents for their township. Under provisions of a new law the care of the poor is transfered from the county commissioners to the township supervisors, each of the lat ter being a poor overseer. The cod' is to be shared, the county paying: 75 per cent. Officials who neglect their duty may hereafter be removed by the gover nor, subject to appeal to the courts. The officials subject to this provision are county commissioners, clerk of court, county judge, sheriff, coroner, county auditor, county treasurer, su perintendent of schools, surveyor, ad ministrator, register of deeds, state's attorney, deputy sheriff or custodiair of public moneys except the state treasurer. The causes for which officials may be removed are misconduct, malfeas ance, crime in office, habitual drunk enness and gross incompetency. When' ever complaint is filed against any such official, the governor shall ap point a commissioner to take evidence and shall consider the evidence,- and if he believes it is sufficient, shall re move the official. The deposed offi cial may then appeal to any district court in the state provided that the trial be not held in the county ire which lie resides. The official way be suspended by the governor during the process of the hearing. A new measure aimed at' false ad vertising provides that any person* advertising in any paper or by other means must not make false or mis leading statements relative to the eroods which they are seeking to selT. The penalty attached is a fine from $10 to $100 for the first offense and' a fine of not less than $100 or im prisonment for 60 days for subse quent offenses. Hotel keepers have a long string' of new duties thrust upon them by the last session. The act provides amone other things that rooms be kept free from vermin. It is expected that those pesky and odoriferous lit tle insects will dignifiedly sit up on the bedsteads and take notice of this ban put upon them by the state of North Dakota. ADVERTISED LETTERS List of advertised letters for the weeking endinar July 5th, 1913: Andeison, Edward Arnold, B. Burke, J. B.: Critsfield, B. H. Eg eart, John Erickson, Chas. Hanna. Mae: Hougenson, Ole Hogenson, L L. Incandescent Light Co. Kleven, Knute Leggero, Lomer McFarlin,. Florence Oler, Eli Simmers, Jehn. Kather's Fountain "Notice who goes there." 49-tf. Adv. I