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Tmuraday, May 15, 1919
•••$•$« BVIU TO HIM WHO EVIL THINKS "8ome m«n would rather be fight than bt president other* would rather be prealicnt, with a gentroue legislative appropri atien for salaries and now building, than to be right." That la the manner In which the Kept press assails Pres. I. F. Ladd, of the State Agri cultural College and Pros. Thos. F. Kane, of the State Univer sity, because they approve of the new educational Bill. .• Tho trouble with tho old gang Is that its press and Isadora Judgo tho present by the pqsL The ovilo they themselves coun tenanted and did, they expect to find In this new day. They cannot conceive of there being a state administration that will euffer capable men to hold high positions in our educational In stitutions, if it should happen that those men did «iot agree with the administration in political beliefs. That is something new. Wo still remember that President Worst was removed from his position because he insisted in eaying that the farmers were being robbed. We still remem ber that Pres. E. F. Ladd was slated for removal because he disliked the robbery involved in the wheat grades. Yet both men stuck to their guns, despite threats of toes of position, salary and appropriations for buildings. It is the same Dr. Ladd who today favors the Educational Bill who yeeterday stood against the rotten grain grades. He has not changed. If loss of place and ealary would not terrorise him then—it doee not affect him now—when neither threat nor menace is offered him. Evil to him who evil thinks. The political ring that does business by ruling or ruining, can see no other way of secur ing obedience or support. There is another way—the Nonparti san League way—and thie is the doing of buoinc3S on an appeal to the senee of right and Justice in every man's heart whether college preaident or farmer. 4 4 FARMERS BAR POLITICS HERE Administration of State's Bank and Other Enterprieee in Hands of Experts Without Regard to Political Affiliation. The old doctrine of "To the victors belong the spoils," is going the way of many of the other political dogmas and party shibboleths, now that the farmers of North Dakota have taken hold of the government of their state. Instances of this crop up every day, when men who have not hitherto been affiliated with the League are chosen to fill important positions solely be cause of their expert knowledge of the enterprise they are selected to man age. A case In point in the selection of Emile E. Watson, of Ohio, to prepare the schedules of the insurance rates and compensation allowed in compli ance with the Workmen's Compensa tion Act, a measure by which the state acts as an Insurance company, pro tecting the workman in case of injury or death and the employer from suits for damage and expense in maintain ing and supporting crippled workers or the dependents of workers killed in pursuit of their daily labor. Mr. Watson is the man who compiled the figures on which the U. S. govern ment entered the insurance business for its soldiers and sailors. In addi tion he is at present in full charge of the actuarial and underwriting work of three state funds—Ohio, Maryland and Idaho—and has computed the in itial rates for the state of New York. The employment of such a man not only augurs well for the success of the state's new enterprise, but it shows the sincerity and singleness of purpose of the farmers' administration to avoid partisan or political conditions in the carrying out of its projects. Mr. Watson says of North Dakota's new law: "North Dakota has the most broad and humane workmen's compen sation law enacted." That, from a man of liis experience is not light praise for the farmer legislators who enacted the measure. Even the enemy press cannot withhold its approval and one of the leading old machine daHles says: "Mr. Watson is recognized as one of the best posted men io the United States on the question of state workmen's compensation insurance,". Another instancy is the selection of F. W. Catfiro, of Bottineau, as direc tor general of the new Bank of North Dakota. He has had twenty years ex perience in the banking business in this state, was the first president of the State Bankers Association and a pioneer of the state, coming to Bot tineau in 1886. Following that ap pointment with that of H. L. Wilson, of the First'National Bank of Fargo, as assistant in the organization work of the new bank, was a clincher, if one were needed, to the argument that the farmers' administration has barrel politics when it comes to the business of the state. The First National Bank of Fargo can scarcely be considered friendly to the farmers' program or to be in line politically with the pres ent administration. The people of the state, regardless of party lines or occupation,, will watch with interest the new day In state government dawning, when men are chosen for their fitness and effi ciency for service rather than for the political principles they profess or their friendliness or enmity to any party platfoijm. The farmers have learned, first, that politics and busi ness can not be mixed. A few years ago the City of New Orleans voted $25. .0,000 with which to construct publicly owned terminal elevators, warehouses, docks and belt line railroads and now the City of New Orleans Is spending $10,000 a week to advertise the resulting benefits. New Orleans must be prospering as a con sequence. Yet the Minneapolis Cham ber of Commerce mouthpieces say that state-owned terminal elevators will bankrupt North Dakota. Why won't a system that evidently has worked in New Orleans work equally well In North Dakota? The fat gentleman who is so dread fully worried because the farmer will pay more taxes this year than last and who does not hesitate to overstep the bounds of truth in his anxiety for the poor farmer, betrays an unusual inter est. That interest is either spurred on by political motives—he wants to destroy a political opponent—or by mercenary motives. The shadow of the state Income tax hangs over his head and he would prevent the coming event which the shadow portends. The City of Minneapolis—the home of the Chamber of Confmerce—is bonded for nearly $30,000,000. Yet you never hear the I. V. A. bewailing the fact that Minneapolis "is bank rupt." Bjit when the people of the entire state of North Dakota vote $17, 000,000 bonds, the Minneapolis milling combine almost have apoplexy. Why isn't sauce for the goose also sauce for the gander? STRIKE AT MINOT STILL ON S. S. McDonald, president of the state federation of labor, who was appointed to the workmen's compen sation bureau, has returned from Mi not, where he endeavored to settle a strike among the workers of the power company. This corporation is owned by the same eastern interests that own the ed River Power Co. of Grand Forks. The manager stated to Mr. McDonald that the strike in Minot would not be settled until the strike at Grand Forks was settled. Read the great serial story, Jac queline of Golden River. Starts soon. PUNT IS a POSSIBILITY (Continued from page 1) of the Western Dakotas as a whole rather than this particular locality —so that you will learn to use the lignite,—so that in time you will pre fer the lignite,—so that the State of North Dakota will in time be inde pendent on the subject of fuel,—so that in another tight place we will not not be confronted with the fear that some of our people would be frozen in a long, cold winter. It is for this reason that the present bill is a per fectly proper bill for Congress to take up as a whole, though our lignite beds are largely in the West, mostly in Dakota and your neighboring state and another large bed in Texas. For a number of years theDepartment of Mines has done work in your line. Some seven or eight years ago I look ed over some' plans for the burning of lignite submitted by your project en gineer when the plants was first put in here at Williston. The Bureau of Mines has done a little investigating on the combustion of lignite, purely in a laboratory manner. The Depart ment The Department Hs merit has co-operated to some extent with Dean Babcock of the University giving a little Department money each year in order to keep in touch with your work, but at no time here tofore has that resourse received the attention that it should. The Bureau of Mines waned an in vestigating laboratory, perhaps sta tion, at Pittsburg, and the Bureau now has a million dollar plant in the city of Pittsburg, and that plant is devoted largely to the study of fuel problems. But since the early days, it has developed, and now we have some fifteen stations scattered over the United States, with some four others authorized by the Government The intention is to establish three each yearar. One of those stations I have hoped would be a lignite stat ion. There was talk of that before the last Congress. The last Congress slip by. It didn't appropriate for the establishment of" the usual three stat ions for that year, on account of the Briquetting Plant- galley 3 war—aperfectly right thing to do.. But we are looking forward to the es tablishment of more stations, and I am still hoping that one of those stations will be a lignite station. That station wil have an appropriation of $25,000 a year, and it is theintention to continue these stations year after year. Imention this to show what I think lignite should have. It should have continued, consistent help and investigation, so that in time it would be the preferred fuel in many of these districts. Now, that matter was up last year and was a little bit confused in the minds of some with the present $100,000 investigation. This investi gation is to cease, and we are obliged by the bill to sell the plant or what ever tangible assets there are after a certain period. Mr. Darling and I have gone over the State of Texas pretty well, and find some very inter esting locations there. We have been to Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, and are going to Glendive, New Salem, Bismark—any more, Mr. Darling? Mr. Darling: "About a dozen! ((Laughter.) Mr. Hood: "Now, we find that in every place there is a special prob lem. We have on cut-and-dried, blue printed plan to set down for any particular locality. We are spying out the land to find that position where it seems to us a success will be most easily achieved. This matter has been tried a number of times,— that is to say, there is nothing es pecially new in this problem of get ting more out of fuel than simply raw heat,—burning the raw material. It is a problem that has been forced up on other people that had a limited supply of coal. I am told that in Ger many they have almost prohibited the use of raw material. I am in hopes the time wil ocme in this country when it will be just as unusual to use raw fuel as it would be to see a man when he is hungry go out and catch the first cow and begin to nibble the raw meat.' Of course, that looks a long way ahead, and it is a long ways ahead. But Mr. Darling has stated a fact when he has said that our raw fuels that have valuable mterials in them, the total value of the products that may be taken out of these fuels is such as will make the present fuels—the selling price of the present fuels look ridiculous. "The ammunition of Germany, the dye industry, the development of medicinals—those are the three legs of the tripod on which Germany de veloped her military state. She look ed a long ways a ahead and knew that in time of stres these three could be converted into military industries. We have nothing of the sort in this country. "Now, oone of the thngs—this pro gram is not particularly new—it has been tried in this country, and the time seemed hardly to be ripe the amount of cheap fuel available in this country did not make the briquetting process successful. A number of the8e have afiled,—there is one in your State that did not get along very well. In the last two or three years, however, some of these plants in the East have begun to pay very well. The rise in the price of fuel I believe has come to stay. We don't any of us like it—but we have to face it,— and there is a splendid thing about and look into the power plants, you will find it a region of cheap fuel,— that. As you go from place to place you wil find cheap machinery, cheap operatives inefficiency. When you go into the region of higher fuel costs you will find better machinery, high er cost men and greater care for ma terial, and the over-all cost of the power is not so very much greater than in the place where the fuel is very cheap. Now, that is a good thing, to overcome shiftlessness, and as a matter of training people in ef ficiency and carefulness there is a value in this rise in the price of fuel. While we don't like it, we will doubt less adapt ourselves to it, and in the end will profit by it. "These dreams such as Mr. Brug ger has had, are not impossible dreams, and it is in the hope that the time is ripe for making them reali ties that we are trying to find a place where we can do it. "This $100,000, we might say, has no strings on it. It is not limited as to time we are told how we shall use it it is up to the judgment of the Engineering Bureau as to how it shall best be used. We can spend that $100,000 in doing some very desirable work in the laboratory, and wind up with a nice report—or two or three reports, for tha tmatter. But we are doubting whether, any more of this kind of information is needed just now. We are in hopes that there has been enough of the investigative work to form a basis of at least a trial, and we do believe this one plant, some where in th ecountry, can be put on a commercial basis and a report turned out that will show a balance of pro fit, and that when that report falls into the hands of business men who have been dreaming this dream, they will put their money into this busi ness and develop products that will make our little $100,000 look small. "That is the problem before us. In working with this problem and put ting it oh a comercial basis, we labor under some difficulty. We are go ing to try and go into this business, as it were, under this handicap, that we can spend money freely, but we' can't take any money back. We can buy lignite, for instance, pay for it, put it through a process, pay for the labor,—we can sell the product,—but the money can't come back to us. The money goes directly to the United States Treasury—and wil not be cre dited to our account! Therefore, the more business we do, the more we will be out of pocket! "In order to realize this plan that we now have, we must get around that in some way. There must be some co-operating organization that can do the buying and selling for us, that will allow us to spend our money for the investigating phase of it— and relative to the new industry we must measure things, weigh things W1LUST0N GRAPHIC we must know, which would not be necessary if it were an old establish ed business. We must do a lot of investigating work, work of an in vestigating nature, that would not accompany an old and established business. We are looking for a lo cation that will establish a' co-opera tive organization that will see us through on the business end. "There is another thing. As Mr. Darling has told you, the output of this plant will be a solid fuel which is the equal of the coal that would com pete with it. There would also be a considerableof good gas, such gas as would be acceptable gas as industrial gas for boilers, or burning brick, or anything of that sort, but which is really too good for that and should be used fo rcity gas. We are looking for a location where this main by-pro duct can be sold, where we can get a market for it, so as to help this in fant industry get a balance on the right side. Of course, we are looking for the usual business location, that is to say, it is something like build ing on another fellow's land—we would at least like to own the land on which it was placed. We are figuring now in units of about 200 tons a day— that means the receiving and deliver ing of that tonnage, and that would make it necessary to be on a railroad somewhere. We are looking for a place, of course, where the help would be housed, where there would be the usual facilities of the industrials plants. Those are the elements of the problem that we are dealing with. "I can only say that Williston pre sents to me one of the most interest ing posibilities that we have run across ((prolonged applause) in that at this point ther are really two pro lems. Williston is a town, just like any other town. The lignite is here, and John Bruegger here has a dream, (and there are men with money to ih vest,)—and that will be carefully considered. But there is also another unusual problem here, and that is that the Government itself is interested -n business, the Government is conduct ing a business itself, the Government itself has a mine, a property here,— and whether these two things can be made to bolster up each other, wheth er they can be made to strengthen each other, is a very interesting question. "We have found on this trip some thing that will make every American feel good, that will make his chest swell out We have found among the people we have met not only in terested in their locality, not only loyalty totheir own location, not only a keen desire and proper selfishness that is should be their place, but we have found that bigger thing,—that is, an earnest wish that this plan that we have should succeed, and that if theirs is not the fortunaae place, that we have their "God bless you" anyway. And that is one of the finest things that anyone can find. I don't know about any other country—the United States is good enough for me —but it is a wonderful spirit, and something to be proud of. Perhaps I will take you down a bit after lifting you up, by telling you what your competitor has. We have been in Texas. Texas has a lot of and will last as many hundred thous the same number of billions of tons lignite. I don't know whether it has and years as yours—I don't know as to that, but if I was asked which town had the most water, Boston or Chi cago, I would say that either has enough. So it is with Texas. Texas has enough lignite. Either place has enough lignite. But I was greatly surprised to find what industries are developing and growing in Texas to day. I had thought of Texas as a State of long-horned cattle, but I found things were the other way, that there were all sorts of sky-scrapers down there, all sorts of industries. One town had the usual sky-line of the western town, and it had one 22-story building that sticks up in the air and is referred to as 'Woco's silo." It is, however, a busy, filled up office, building. There are a number of lo cations down there each with its special problem, each a possibie loca tion for this sort of thing. "Wherever this plant is placed, if it succeeds—we are optimists, but don't dare to say too much about that,—we think it is going to succeed, and if it does succeed it means the duplication of plants of this sort in all these areas, in het Texas area, in the Dakota areas. But I think it is something that we can both work at whole heartedly, a possibility based on what may be accomplished through this Department and this great in dustry. I thank you." (Prolonged applause.) NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE MORT GAGE FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, Default has been made in the terms and conditions of the mortgage hereinafter described by which the power of sale therein con tained has become operative, and no action or proceeding having been In stituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof, and upon such default the mortgagee having elected and hereby declared the entire mortgage indebtedness due and payable as authorized by the said mortgage, now therefore, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the certain mortgage, made, executed and delivered by Joseph Evans and Nancy C. Evans, his wife. Mortgagors to T. L. Beiseker, Mortgagee, dated the 20th day of December 1913 and fil ed for record in the office of the Re gister of Deeds of the County of Wil liams and State of North Dakota on the 4th day of March 1014 at 2:15 o' clock P.M. and there recorded in Boek "98" of Mortgages at Page "487" will be foreclosed by a sale of the premises in such mortgage and hereinafter de cribed, at the front door of the Court House, at WiliTston, in the County of Williams, in the State of North Dakota at the hour of Ten o'clock in the fore noon, on the 11th day of June A. D., 1919, to satisfy the amount due upon such mortgage on day .of sale. The premises described in such mort gage and .which will be sold to satis fy the same are situated in the County of Williams and State of North Dakota and are described as followi, vis: Lots Three (S) and Four (4) and the East Half of Southwest Quarter (E1-2SW 1-4) of Section Nineteen (19), Town ship One Hundred Fifty Three (153) North, Range One Hundred Three '.108) West of the Fifth Principal i'.tered'an, containing 160 acres more or less ac cording to the Government Survey thereof. There will be due on such mortgage at the date of sale including a prior first mortgage of $1,000.00 due Jan uary 1 ,1919, and recorded in salt! County and State in Hook "113" of Mortgages at Page "472". also two de linquent interest coupons on said first mortgage each for the sum of J60.00 and due January 1st, 1918 and 1919, respectively, and interest on said mort gage and copons, also including the real estate taxes on the said premises for the years 1918 and 1917 in the sum of $73.34, and interest thereon, which mortgage, interest coupons and taxes the mortgagee herein has been required to pay and has paid in order to protect his interests In the mortgage unaer foreclosure, the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-one and 17-100 ($1521.17) Dollars, exclus ive of costs, disbursements and attor ney's fees allowed by law. Dated this 24th day of April 1919. T. L. BEISEKER, Mortgagee ARTHUR. L. NETCriER. Attorney for the Mortgagee, Fessen den, North Dakota. 46-6t NOTICE OF SAI.K State of North Dakota, County of Williams, ss. Ill the Police Court, Before N. B. Ludowese, Police Magistrate for the City of Williston, North Dakota. City of Williston. a municipal corpora tion, PLA1NTTFF. vs. John Doe, true name unknown, being the owner of said impounded horse, DEFENDANT. Notice is hereby given that by vir tue of judgment and order of the of Williston, North Dakota, the proper ty herein described will be sold on the ,ity herein described will be sold on the 24th day of May A. D. 1919 at two o'clock P.M., by me at the city pound at the Great Northern Livery Barn in the City of Williston, North Dakota, to satisfy the amount of fees, costs, and charges against said property. The Ptra'ted' 1919' GASOLINE FERRY NOW CROSSNIG MISSOURI RIVER The gasoline ferry formerly owned and run by Mr. Adams is now in operation again and is crossing the river one mile West and a mile South of the city at the landing used by the ferry last summer. The Best of Service is Assured kcqueliiv ^(joldav River Rouxreau A» IS? Fx PH Hw property which will be sold is descri bed asuollowB: One iron gray stalion colt, about two years did, weight about 900 pounds. There will be due on said horse on the date of sale the sum of Twenty one dollars and twenty cents, besides the expenses of sale. Said horse was Impounded on May 3rd. 1919, and will be sold under the provisions of Ordinance No. 103 of the City of Williston, North Dakota. Dated at Williston, North Dakota, May 13th. 1919. JOHN J. NOLAN, Chief of Police, City of Williston, N.D. 48-lt NOTICE OF PIIBI.1CATION Department of the Intflor, U. ST. Land Office at Williston, N. D., May 7. 1919. NOTICE! is hereby given that Clar ence Halphlde, Springbrook, N. D., who on Mav 8, 1915, made homestead entry, serial, No. 021275, for Lots 1 and 3 SW 1-4 NE 1-4, S #, 156 N 09 W„ SE 1-4 SE 1-4, Section 34, Township 157 N.. Range 99 W.. 5th P. Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before tho Register and Receiver, U. S. Land Of fice, at Williston, N. D., on the 16th dny of June, 1919. Claimant names as witnesses: George Dewy, Henry Bartles. Louis Lee,Wil liam Glrton, all of 4S-6t rbrook, N.Dl W. E BYERLY. Register TO HE SOM) FOR FEED Bllili NOTICE IN IIEHEHV GIVEN, tha* I have had In my possesion for a period of six months from November 1, 1918 to Mayl, 1919, a certain two year old black "steer owned by Fee Welntz of Springbrook. N. IX, iind that I have provided the care and maintenance of said steer during that time that there Is due me for the keep of this steer the sutn of Forty-five Dollars: and that he will be sold at public auction, in front of the post office at Spring brook, N. D. on the 24th day of May 1919, to satisfy my lien on the steer together with the coats and expenses of publishing this notice and other ne cessary expenses. Above steer will be sold subject to a chattel mortgage held by the First State Bank of Ep- at Williston, N. D. May 10, J. W. LEWIS. 48-2t Springbrook, N. D.t Route No I. DOG and a damsel are by no means unusual in New York City, but they lead a young man through a series of as strange adven tures as anyone ever experi enced, ending in the snow country of the North. Of course there is a romance that adds to the charm of the stoiy. Our New Serial Be Sore to Read It!