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TO FALL BACK Hew Jersey Governor Attains His Highest Point on Thirty ninth Ballot. FORTY-TWO ROLL GALLS FAIL TO BREAK DEADLOCK Clark Tooches His Lowest EM on Same Vote as Wilson Reaches Crest. _— VOTE BY BALLOTS. Ballot Wil Under Har No. Clark. son. wood. mon. 1 440% 324 117% 148 2.... -A 6 446% 339% 111% 141 3 441 345 114% 140% 443 349% 112 136% 443 351 119% 141% 6 445 354 121 135 7 449% 352% 123% 129% 8 448% 351% 123 130 9 452 352% 122% 127 10 556 350% 117% 31 11 554 354% 118% 29 12 549 354 123 29 13 555% 356 115% 29 14 553 361 111 29 15 552 362% 110% 29 16 551 362% 112% 29 17 545 362% 112% 29 18 535 361 125 29 19 532 358 130 29 20 512 388% 121% 29 21 508 395% 118% 29 22 500% 396% 115 23 497% 399 116% 24 496 402% 115% 25 469 405 108 29 26 463% 407% 112% 29 27 469 406% 112% 29 28 468% 437% 112% 29 29 468% 436 112 29 30 458 460 121% 19 31 446% 475% 116% 17 32 477% 446% 119% 14 33 447% 477% 103% 20 34 447% 479% 101% 29 35 433% 494% 101% 29 36 434% 496% 98% 29 37 432% 496% 100% 29 38 425 498% 106 29 39 422 501% 106 29 40 423 501% 106 28 41 424 499% 106 27 42 430 494 104 27 Total number of delegates necessary for choice 726. O 00 00 Baltimore, July 2.—The deadlock in the Democratic national convention over a presidential nominee seemed more complicated than ever when ad journment was taken at 12:43. Wood row Wilson had made steady gains during Monday's balloting until he reached a high water mark of 501% votes on the thirty-ninth ballot. He remained stationary on the fortieth ballot and then began to lose ground. The last ballot was the forty-second, when Governor WilBon polled 494 votes. Speaker Champ Clark reached the lowest ebb of his candidacy on the ballot where Wilson reached a crest. He went down to 422 votes at that time, but immediately began to pick up and had gone to 430 when ad journment was taken. A weary, bedraggled, peevish aggre gation of delegates and alternates drifted into the convention hall, with a long, dreary session in prospect. 'They confronted the same monot onous grind of balloting that had con tinued from last Friday morning, when the first vote that developed the deadlock on a presidential nomina tion was cast after an all night ses sion. Almost a full week of controversy between rival factions had sorely tried the patience and tempers of the delegates and the crowd which gath ered was an irritable and excitable one. The tensity of the situation had shown itself in a semi-riot on the floor during the afternoon, when William J. Bryan found himself in the midst of half a score of fist fights. Police were warned to exert extraordinary vig ilance in the future. The slow, vacil lating rise and fall of the vote of fa Torite candidates throughout increased the steadily growing bitterness and a match of offense touched to the ex citement would have set the entire convention ablaze. Delegates Lose All Interest. The evening started auspiciously for -'Governor Wilson. But by the time the fortieth ballot had been taken it was made certain there was no hope of a nomination during the session. From an intense interest in proceedings the delegates had relapsed into a sort of «tupor. Earlier every shifting vote, every Bemand for the poll of a delegation had brought hisses, half hearted cheers and jeers from delegates and spectators. The police had been forced,, to remove offenders in the gal leries who became involved in quar rels. F"t the serious interest was gon« «t time the forty-first ballot warn called. The roll cMl clerks eater*! W00DR0W WILSON. New Jersey Governor Passes Clark on Thirtieth Ballot. the vote mechanically, often without waiting for the responses from the various states. Before and after the ballot attempts were made to adjourn, but failed. Then the delegates turned their atten tion chiefly to joking with each other and trying their wit at the expense of J. Ham Lewis, who had taken the gavel. As soon as the forty-second ballot was over another attempt to adjourn was made and succeeded. The calling of the night session was delayed by the failure of the leaders to arrive. Chairman James did not reach the stand until 8:20 o'clock. A moment later he dropped his gavel and prayer was offered by Rev. Clay ton K. Ranck. It was brief and was vigorously applauded. Chairman James ordered the doors closed to prevent further overcrowd ing. He warned the galleries against disorder and declared that the slight est evidence of a demonstration would result in the immediate clearing of any section. The Saturday session was marked by another dramatic outburst from Mr. Bryan. Claiming the privilege of explaining why he and more than a dozen other delegates from Nebraska were going to switch their votes from Clark to Wilson the former candidate held the floor for nearly an hour and was the center of a storm whicn swept the hall in changing waves of protest and approbation. He declared that so long as Champ Clark continued to ac cept the support of "Charles F. Mur phy and Tammany Hall" he would not vote for him. An Oklahoma delegate, following Bryan, asked to explain his change of vote from Wilson to Clark. After criticising Bryan for the aspersions cast on other Democrats the speaker concluded: "You shalt not press down upon the brow of Democracy a thorny crown of anarchy. You shall not crucify us upon a cross of selfishness," shouted Giddings, and he left the platform. RESOLUTION CAUSES TERRIFIC UPROAR Text ot Bryan Document Modi fied in Convention. Baltimore, June 28.—This is the resolution which Mr. Bryan unexpect edly introduced in the Democratic na tional convention, creating a storm which exceeded in volume and acrim ony any storm at the recent Repub lican convention in Chicago. The startling thing about it wa,s that two of the men of "big business," which the resolution named as seek ing to make the Democratic nominee for the presidency their "bond slave," sat in the convention as delegates— Thomas F. Ryan and August Belmont. In his speech on the resolution Mr. Bryan did not hesitate to speak plain ly his thoughts about these men. "Resolved, That in this crisis of our party's career and in our country's history, this convention sends greet ing to the people of the United States and assures them that the party of Jefferson and Jackson is still the champion of popular government and equality before the law. As proof of our fidelity to the people, we hereby declare ourselves opposed to the nomi nation of any candidate for president who is the representative of, or under any obligation to, J. Pierpont Morgan, Thomas F. Ryan, August Belmont or any other member of the privilege hunting and favor seeking class be it further "Resolved, That we demand the Withdrawal from this convention of any delegate or delegates constitut ing or representing the above named interests." After considerable acrimonious de bate Mr. Bryan consented to an amendment striking out the last sec tion of the resolution. It was then adopted by a vote of mare than two thirds of the convention of Importance Now Be fore the Country, TARIFF REVISION D0Wf§RD Immediate Reduction Demanded, Especially on the Neces saries of Life. Baltimore, June 30.—The following is a summary of the Democratic plat form as completed by the committee on resolutions: Reaffirms party's devotion to the principles of Democratic government as formulated by Jefferson. Declares for a tariff for revenue only denounces the high Republican tariff as the principal cause of the un equal distribution of wealth. Favors immediate downward re vision of present duties, especially upon necessaries of life. Also favors gradual reduction so as not to inter fere with or destroy legitimate indus tries. Denounces President Taft for vetoing tariff bills of last congress. Condemns Republican party "for fail ure to redeem its promises of 1908 for downward revision." Takes issue with the Republican platform as to the high cost of living, contending it is largely due to high tariff laws. Favors vigorous enforcement of the criminal features of the anti-trust law. Demands such additional legislation as may be necessary to crush private monopoly. Favors prohibition of hold ing companies, interlocking directors, stock watering, etc. Condemns Republican administra tion for "compromising with Standard Oil company and tobacco trust." Denounces as "usurpation" the (ef forts of Republicans to deprive states of their rights and to enlarge powers of the federal government. "There is," says the platform, "no twilight zone between the nation and the state in which exploiting interests can take refuge from both." Approves Income Tax. Urges support of proposed constitu tional amendments pending in various state legislatures, providing for an in come tax and election of United States* senators by direct vote of the people. As justification of the demands of the party for publicity of campaign ex penditures attention is directed "to the enormous expenditures of money in behalf of the president and his pre decessor in the recent presidential contest." Declares for presidential preference primaries. Directs national commit tee to provide for selection at prima, rles of members of national commit tee. Pledges party to enactment of law prohibiting campaign contributions by corporations and unreasonable cam paign contributions by individuals. Favors single presidential term and making president ineligible to re-elec tion. Felicitates Democratic congress on its record, enumerating important achievements, and pledges an ade quate navy. Denounces Republican administra tion on charge of extravagance and demands return to simplicity and economy befitting a Democratic gov ernment. Efficient Rate Regulation. Favors efficient supervision and rate regulation of railroads, express com panies, telegraph and telephone lines and a valuation of these companies by the interstate commerce commission and also legislation against overis&u ance of stocks of these corporations. In connection with a demand for such a revision of the banking laws as will give temporary relief in case of financial distress there is. a denuncia tion of the Aldrich bill prepared by the monetary commission. The pres ent method of depositing government funds is condemned and the party is pledged to the enactment of a law for the deposit of such funds by competi tive bidding in state or national banks without discrimination as to locality. Recommends an investigation of agricultural credit societies in Europe to ascertain whether a system of rural credits may be devised suitable to con ditions in the United States. Pledges party to enactment of legis lation to prevent devastation of lower Mississippi valley by floods and the control of the Mississippi is declared to be a national rather than a state problem. The maintenance of a navi gable channel also is recommended. Favors national aid regarding post toads. Repeats declaration of the platform of 1908 as to rights of labor and pledges the party to an employes' compensation law. Favors Liberal Land Laws. Declares the unnecessary withdraw al of public lands tends to retard de velopment and bring reproach upon policy of conservation that reserva tions should be limited to purposes which they purport to serve favors JOHN W. KERN. Chairman of the Com mittee on Resolutions, r-'- broadest liberality in administering land laws and says forest reserve act permitting homestead entries within the national forest should not be nul lified by administrative regulations declares for immediate action to make available Alaskan coal lands and safe guarding of lives of miners. Favors encouragement of agricul ture and legislation to suppress gam bling in agricultural products. Believes in fostering growth of a merchant marine and urges speedy enactment of laws for greater secur ity of life and property at sea. Reaffirms previous declarations re garding pure food and public health. Favors reorganization of the civil service and says laws should be hon estly and rigidly enforced. Recommends law reform legislation. Reaffirms position against "policy of imperialism and colonial exploita tion." in Philippines. Welcomes Arizona and New Mexico to sisterhood of states. Demands Rights for Alaska. Demands for Alaska full enjoyment of rights and privileges of territorial form of government. Refers to Russian treaty and re news pledge to preserve "sacred rights of American citizenship at home and abroad." Favors such encouragement as can be properly given Panama canal ex position. Commends to the state adoption of laws to make it offensive to discrim inate against the uniform of the Unit er States. Renews declaration of last platform regarding generous pension policy. Refers to the rule of the people and says: "The Democratic party offers itself to the country as an agency through which the complete over throw and extirpation of corruption, fraud and machine rule in American politics can be effected." The conclusion of the platform says: "Our platform is one of principles which we believe to be essential to our national welfare," and invites co operation of "all citizens who believe in maintaining unimpaired the insti tutions and traditions of our country." TWENTY-SIX PEOPLE KILLEDjnORNADO Scores of Others Injured at Regina, Sask. Regina, Sask., July. 2.—Regina is just beginning to realize the worst that followed the disaster of Sunday night, when a large part of the city was devastated by a cyclone. Twen ty-six identified dead, from 200 to 300 injured and a property loss estimated in the neighborhood of $5,000,000 is the appalling record of ruin wrought in the three minutes duration of the terrific wind. The central business portion of the city is in ruins, much of the residential district destroyed and 3,000 people are homeless. The dead crowd the morgues of the city and the hospitals have patients on the floors. Soldiers have reached the city and martial law has been pro claimed. WOMAN AVIATOR IS KILLED Miss Harriet Quimby and Passenger Fall 1,000 Feet. Boston, July 2.—Miss Harriet Quim by of New York, the first woman to win an aviator's license in America and the first woman to cross the Eng lish channel in an aeroplane, was in stantly killed with her passenger, W. A. P. Willard, manager of the Boston aviation meet, at Atlantic when her Bleriot monoplane fell into Dorches ter bay from a height of 1,000 feet. The accident happened when Miss Quimby and Willard were returning from a trip over Boston harbor to Bos ton flight, a distance of twenty miles in all. The flight was made in twenty minutes. IN NORTH DAKOTA News of the Week From Vari ous Parts of the State. RETURNS STILL INCOMPLETE Hanna Has Lead of About Fourteen Hundred for Republican Guber natorial Nomination. Practically complete returns in the Second congressional district strength en the claim of Young for the nom ination. He has probably been named, although W. P. Tuttle came very near ly nosing out a victory. Figures on the secretary of state contest increase Thomas Hall's lead and he has been nominated with a majority of about 4,000. For commissioner of railroads. where three are to be nominated, only scattering returns have become avail able, but they show that the contest for the three places lies beween four men, the three present board mem bers, O. P. N. Anderson, W. H. Mann and W. H. Stutsman, and J. Purcell of Fargo, with the indications strong ly in favor of Purcell being able to displace one of the men, probably Stutsman, who is president of the board. No new returns have become avail able on the Democratic gubernatorial contest and there is little hope of be ing able to pick the winner for several days. For the Republican gubernatorial nomination there has been no change, L. B. Hanna retaining his majority of about 1,400. He claims his nomina tion by about 1,000 on first and second choice ballots. P. D. Norton was successful on re turns received in displacing Leslie Simpson's apparent majority for con gress In the Third district, Norton is the present secretary of state and on first choice ballots, with all coun ties but Mercer reported, he has 5, 426 votes against 5.294 for Simpson. On second choice, with all but four counties represented, he has 1,232 as against 692 for Simpson. Norton made a great run in the nor thern part of the district, where It was supposed other candidates from that section would .cut his vote down. In the south he also reduced Simp son's lead through the second choice. Simpson's greatest strength was in his own county, where he was given a majority over Norton of nearly 1,000. W. C. Gilbreath, despite the har£ light that was made against him for commissioner of agriculture and la bor, has again been returned the nom inee of his party. Several strenuous campaigns have been waged against Mr. Gilbreath, but he has always been successful. In the case of Andrew Miller, attor ney general, the expected happened. By dividing the field with three can didates opposing him the opposition was unable to make an impression and Miller was nominated by a good plurality. E. J. Taylor for superin tendent of instruction, and A. T. Kraabel for lieutenant governor, ap parently win. For secretary of state Thomas Hall made a surprisingly strong run and seems to have been nominated. Hen ry was the candidate against P. D. Norton two years ago and ~came very close to being elected, losing out by a majority of only a few hundred. Democratic figures, as usual, are not available and it will require an other week before the exact result of the contest between George P. Jones and F. O. Hellstrom for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination will be known. The few returns show that Hellstrom is slightly in the lead. PETRIFIED BODY IS FOUND Letter With It Tells of Murder of a Countess and Servant in 1865, While examining a chest which had been in their barn for three months Mrs. Andre and son of Jamestown discovered the petrified body of a ne gress. The chest was being cared for by Mr. Andre on receipt of a letter received three months ago which re quested him to keep it until the owner called for It. According to a letter found in the chest Countess and Count de laJeune were camping along the Snake river on the old Pembina trail in Marshall county, Minnesota, In 1865, when one of their man servants became insane and shot and killed the countess and also a negress maid who attempted to escape. The victims' bodies were bur ied in the swamps and lay undis turbed until 1894, when excavated by ditch diggers who were draining the district. The body of the countess Is now in a Chicago museum. That of the negress disappeared for some time and was supposed to have been exhibited by a show company. It probably will be kept at Jamestown by the finders. Franchise to Car Company. The Fargo city council granted a twenty-flve year franchise to the Fargo and Moorhead Street Railway oompaniy on condition that it build an' extension from Moorhead to Dillworth, Minn., within six months. It will be the first interurban line in that lec tion. PROGRAM FOR CELEBRATION Norman-American Association Plane for Five-Day Meeting. President H. O. Fjelde of the Nor man-American. association has com pleted the program for the gathering which Will be held ini Moorhead and Fargo July 11-15. The convention will be held in connection with the North western Singling association sanger fest, in which, singing societies from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will participate. July 11 has been set aside as Scan dinavian day and the program will be carried out at Concordia college in Moorhead. The second day of the festival is France day and the pro gram will be carried out in Fargo at the North Dakota Agricultural col lege. The programs for the succeed ing two days, July 13, known a» "Byg delags" day, and July 15, wblch has been set aside for a general celebra tion, will be carried out at Concordia college. July 14 has been left open. Among the speakers who have been invited are Dr. Nansen from -the Uni versity of Norway Dr. Per Fite of France and Dr. Monroe of the Uni versity of Wisconsin. The officers! of the' association are: President, Dr. H. O. Fjelde, Abercrombie vice pres ident, Professor J'. A. Aasgaard, Moor head second vice president, W. J. Trimble, Fargo secretary and treas urer, Peter Thoreson, Reite. NEW ROCKFORD HAS BOOM Great Northern's New Main Line Cut* off Will Soon Be Completed. The track laying crews of the new Great Northern main line cutoff have arrived at New Rockford and in about two weeks the entire line will be com pleted, there being only twenty miles of the road left to complete Work has commenced on the build ings in the railroad yards in New Rockford. The contracts will call for a 21-stall engine and power house, an 80-foot steel turntable, a 70-foot cinder pit, a 28x70 hot water reservoir, 12x20 sandhouse, 16x30 yard office, 30x70 storeroom, 25x50 scrap bins, 20x36 oil house, 30x30 lumber sheds, 30x112 de pot and several minor buildings. Grad ing is being pushed for the twenty three sidetracks which will be laid. The dam for a reservoir which will hold in the neighborhood of 75,000,000 gallons is nearly completed and re cent rains have practically filled it. Surveyors are working in that vi cinity on the proposed New Rockford to Lewistown, Mont., line, which will be built in the next few years. The Northern Pacific's demonstra tion train was in New Rockford and was visited by about 1,500 farmers. Great interest was taken In the dis plays and. the lectures given by the experts. "THREE R" CONTESTS HELD Medals Distributed at Lisbon to Prize Scholars. The school officers' of Ransom coun ty convened at Lisbon for their an nual meeting. Addresses were made by Professor A. D. Weeks of the agri cultural college at Fargo, Professor A. P. Hollis of the Valley City nor mal and others. A "Three R" contest and spelling match were held in the courtroom, the winners being as fol lows: Reading, Margaret Toring, Ender lin, first prize, gold medal. Blythe Owen, Tuller district, second, silver medal. Arithmetic, Floy Lubens, Enderlin, first prize, gold medal. Blythe Owen, Tuller district, second, silver medal. Writing, Floy Lubens, Enderlln, first prize, gold medal. Spelling, Blythe Owen, Tuller dis trict, first prize, gold medal. Ellen Taylor, Salund district, second, silver medal. County Superintendent W. G. Crock er presented the diplomas to the grad uates and awarded the medals to the winners in the contests. GOVERNMENT TAKES NOTICE Sends Its Experts to Observe Methods of Better Farming Association. That the work of the North Dakota Better Farming association in raising the standard of farming methods is attracting national notice is shown by the fact that two government crop ex perts have just finished an investiga tion of the methods of the organiza tion. Carl Scofleld, agriculturist in charge of the Western extension work and reclamation projects of the govern ment, is one of the experts. The oth er is S. I. Swingle, who put the pro duction of long staple cotton and dates on a profitable commercial basis in the Southwest. Mr. Swingle is in charge of government plant breeding as applied to the great plains area. Both experts have been in confer ence with Thomas Cooper, secretary of the Better Farming association, and have expressed themselves as much impressed with the work being done. Judge Cowan Retired. Following the cleanest campaign in the history of the district C. W. Buttz of Minnewaukan was returned a win ner over Judge John Cowan of Devils Lake for district judge,, carrying Ben son, Rollette and Towner counties, while Cowan carried RamBey county by 179. Buttz' margin in Benson, his home county, will be over 800, while he claims at least 100 margin in Towner and Rollette. Interest in the judicial election overshadowed the gubernatorial contest here.