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ASKS GOVERNOR NOT TOM BILL Secretary Bryan Wires joiin son of California, TENSION IS NOT SO GREAT Postponement of Action r.n Pending Measures Somewhat Relieves ti«e Situation. Washington. April *m).—Secretary Bryan telegraphed to Governor lohn son of California. 'equesting him to withhold his signature from any anti alien land legislation passed bv the California legislature which might be in violation of treaties between the United States and Japan. Secretary Bryan declined to make public the text of his telegram The impression prevails that it was the desire all around not to make public its text in California until after it has been presented to an executive ses sion of the legislature. The postponement by the California legislature of the alien land bills has relieved the tension here slightly, though every moment until the bills are again taken up will be utilized in exchange of messages between Washington and Sacramento and oth er points in California where influen tial officials reside who may be able to exert some influence upon the course of legislation at the state capitol. President Wilson and Secretary Bryan make no secret of the fact that though they are precluded from inter fering ofpcially they are privately ad dressing themselves to individuals to get the amelioration of the features of the pending bills offensive to the Jap anese government. While Mr. Root was secretary of state he prepared a memorandum which related to the right of Japanese In the United States to own land for the use of agricultural purposes and his opinion was adverse to the claim. The failure of the Japanese govern ment so far to issue a decree con firming the treaty right of Americans who own land in Japan also may he an important factor in the negotia tions which may be expected to fol low the enactment of the California legislation. HEETER HELD NOT GUILTY Educator Acquitted of Charges Made by Young Woman. Pittsburg, April 19.—"Not guilty"' was the verdict returned by the jury in the trial of S. L. Heeter, superin tendent of the public schools of this city and formerly head of the schools of St. Paul. Heeter was charged with two seri ous offenses by a domestic, Ethel Fisher, who formerly was employed in the Heeter home. During the course of the trial prominent citizens of St. Paul attended the sessions of the court and testified as character witnesses in Heeter's behalf. NO CLUE TO J. W. MARTIN Memphis Cotton Broker Disappeared on April 3. London, April 22.—The disappear ance of Joseph Wilberforce Martin, the missing Memphis cotton broker, is just as much a mystery as it was on April 3 when, he disappeared from sight somewhere between his flat and the Royal Automobile club. The Daily Mail's wireless dispatch from the steamship Walmer Castle, bound for South Africa, effectively disposed of the rumor that Martin sailed on that vessel April 5. RIDICULED BY JAP PRESS Mass Meeting at Which War With United States Was Proposed. Tokio, April 19.—Without exception the native responsible papers of Ja pan tried to ridicule and pass off as a joke the mass meeting at which 20, 000 people enthusiastically cheered a demand for war with the United States if the California anti-alien land owning bill passed. The mass meeting was claimed by the papers to be a largely spontaneous affair and the orators of no political importance. GREAT SHIPBUILDER DEAD Gustav Wilhelm Wolff Expires at His Home in London. London, April 19.—A prominent fig ure for years in the shipbuilding world is removed by the death of Gustav Wilhelm Wolff, founder of the firm of Harland. & Wolff of Belfast, at his home here. Many of the largest trans atlantic liners are products of the firm, including the steamship Titanic, whose sinking by collision with an iceberg a year ago cost the loss of l,(i00 lives. New Ambassador Coming. London, April 20.—Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, the new British ambas sador to the United States, left Lon don for Liverpool to SENATOR GHMVlOtRLAIN. Proposes to Abrogate Existing Treaties With Great Britain. I" si 3 OFFERS JOINT RESOLUTION Senator Chamberlain Would Abrogate Certain Treaties. Washington. April 22.—A joint reso lution to abrogate the Hay-Paunoefote and Clayton-Bulwer treaties on which Great Britain is basing her protests against the Panama canal act was in troduced by Senator Chamberlain of Oregon and referred to the foreign relations committee. SON SECURES BULK OF MORGAN ESTATE Last Will of Financier a Re markable Document New York, April 21.—"I commit my soul into the hands of my Saviour in full confidence that having redeemed it and washed it in His most precious blood He will present it faultlessly be fore the throne of my Heavenly Fath er and I entreat my children to main tain and defend, at all hazards and at any cost of personal sacrifice, the blessed doctrine of the complete atonement for sin through the blood of Jesus Christ, once offered, and through that alone." This is the extraordinary and strik ing utterance which begins the last will and testament of John Pierpont Morgan, who died in Rome, March 31 last. As to the amount of the estate, which is one of the first questions the public is naturally asking, there is nothing in the will to .give any accu rate idea and the executors declare that no announcement will be made on this point until the appraisal has been made for determining the state inheritance tax. The amount of bequests and trusts named by specific sums, is under $20, 000,000, but the entire residue of the estate is left to.J. P. Morgan, Jr., who is designated by his father to become the chief heir, not only to the fortune, but to the father's many charitable and artistic activities. There are twenty specific bequests amounting to $16,565,000 of money, given outright or in trust. Besides there are bequests to employes of the firm of J. P. Morgan of New York and J. S. Morgan of London, servants and others. Mr. Morgan's great art collections go to his only son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. J. P. Morgan, Jr., gets $3,000,000 out right and all of the residuary estate. His sisters, Mrs. William P. Hamilton and Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, each receive $3,000,000 in trust to be be queathed by them to their children. The third sister. Miss Anne Tracy Morgan, receives $3,000,000 in trust. To the widow, "my beloved wife. Frances Louisa Tracy Morgan," Mr. Morgan willed the income of a trust fund of $1,000,000, the principal to be bequeathed by her as she pleases. •J1 Bail *i* *5* •J* for New York on the Carmunla. He will as Buine the duties of umbuiiBtidor imme diately OD bin urrlval in WuHliiugton. *1* -I* -I- ARMISTICE IS SIGNED. Constantinople, April 21.— Delegates representing Turkey and all the Balkan allies, with the exception of Montenegro, signed an armistice at Rulair. •I" 4* -5- *1- *1* -J- MRS. STORY IS PRESIDENT Chosen Head of the D. A. R. on the Third Ballot Washington, April 19.---.Mrs. Will iam Cummins Story of New York, head of the conservative faction, was elected president general of tin Soci ety of the Daughters of the American Revolution, defeating Mrs. John Miller llorton of Buffalo, the administration candidate, on the third ballot. The vote Btood Mrs. Story (00, Mrs. Hor ton 449. COSTS MENSE SUM Belgian Walkout Meaos Loss ot Two Millions a Oay. EMPLOYERS ARE HIT HARD Capitalists and Supporters of the Ex isting System Must Stand Two- thirds of This Amount. Brussels. Belgium. April 20.—Twelve million dollars is the figure compiled in trustworthy circles of Belgium's loss in the first six days of the strike for equal political rights, which h::s been joined by about Kit).000 men. half the male working population of the country. Two-thirds thisi loss of $2,000,000 a day falls, according to the Socialist trade union leaders, upon the employ ers and supporters of the existing system. Organizers of the strl:s af firm that the men by exercising self denial can hold out as long as the capitalists for a political reason only. All appearances go to show that the strike will continue for a consider able period. The printers of the capital struck work at midnight, but as the newspa pers were practically ready for pub lication at that hour all appeared as usual. Even the men employed on the Socialist organ, Le People, walked out, but enough will be permitted to stay to print a sheet containing strike newfe. Mons, Bengium. April 20.—The work men's trains conveying nonstrikers on one of the suburban lines were de layed for several hours by obstruc tions on the tracks. Strikers during th? right had trans ferred the contents of a great lumber yard on to the railroad's right of way. CONCILIATION BOARD FAILS Canadian Northern Faces Strike of Conductors. Winnipeg, April 22.—No settlement of the dispute between the Canadian Northern railway and the Order of Railway Conductors was reported when the board of conciliation and ad justment, in session since March 25, adjourned. Two reports were sent to Ottawa. The demands will next go to the federated board of engineers, fire men. conductors and trainmen and that action will be a step toward the issuing of a strike ultimatum to the company. The railway company contends it is not ir. position financially, consider ing the earning powers of the road, to grant the incrtease demanded by the men. SWITCHMEN'S DISPUTE ENDS Federal Officials Settle Labor Problem in Chicago. Chicago, April 19.—As a sequel to concessions by both sides a joint con ference between switchmen employed on nineteen railroads in Chicago, their employers and G. W. Hangar and Dr. Charles P. Neill of the federal bureau of labor, who have been acting as mediators, brought about a settle ment of a dispute that for a month has threatened to hamper transporta tion. The men withdrew demands for time and a half for overtime Sundays and holidays and the roads promised several changes in working conditions. MISSISSIPPI LEVEE BREAKS Parts of Four Counties Will Be In undated. Vicksburg, Miss., April 22.—The first serious break in the main dikes in the lower Mississippi valley oc curred when the Woodlawn levee, just north of Mayersville, Miss., went out. Parts of four Mississippi counties will be flooded and the property dam age which will result is estimated at more than a million dollars. Upon receiving information of the break Captain Baker. United States engi neer, ordered out tow boats to do rescue and relief work in the newly affected district. WILSON NOMINATES STRONG Names Juneau Man Governor of Alaska. Washington. April 22.--President Wilson sent the following nomina tions to the senate: Governor of Alaska, J. IS. A. Strong of Juneau. Surveyor general of Alaska, Charles E. Davidson of Alaska. Auditor for the war department, J. L. Baity of Missouri. Collectors of Customs- At Astoria, Ore., William C. Logan at Portland, Ore., Charles O. Burke. Man Killed by Levee Guards. Memphis. Tenn., April 22.—Edward Robinson, a farmer, was shot and killed by levee guards near Arkansas City, Ark. According to the guards Robinfton became enraged when or dered to drive cattle lie THE COURIER-DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY. APRIL 24, 1913. was herding from the levee and threatened to kill the guard and destroy the embank ment. EVELYN ARTHUR SEE. Chicago Cult Leader to Serve Prison Term. CULT LEADER TO PRISON Evelyn Arthur See Abducted One of His G!r! Followers. Chicago 4pril 22.—Evelyn Arthur See, leader of the "Absolute Life" cult, was taken into custody and will he removed to the state penitentiary to begin his sentence for the abduc tion of Mildred Bridges, one of his followers. Every'iwssible legal step has been taken to keep him out of prison. See received an indeterminate sen tence from one to five years. POPE PIUS ALLOWED TO SIT AT WINDOW Pontiff Stronger and in Much Better Spirits. Rome, April 22.—The pope was in much better spirits and felt stronger. He still suffered somewhat from cough ing. As the day was sunny the pontiff was allowed to rise and sit in an arm chair in front of the closed window. For the first time since his last re lapse the pope was able to look into the street, which was alive with peo ple. When he saw that a large number of flags were flying he asked the rea son and was informed that it was the anniversary of the foundation of Rome 2,66:5 years ago. "Cities grow with age while men de cline," remarked the pope. ULTIMATUM TO MONTENEGRO Must Withdraw From Scutari or Fight the Powers. Antivari, Montenegro, April 22.—An ultimatum was sent to Montenegro by the commander of the international fleet blockading the coast. It declares that unless Montenegro immediately withdraws her troops from Scutari the fleet will land troops at Santivari. Dulcigno and San Gio vanni de Medua. GRAIN AND PROVISION PRICES Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, April 22.—Wheat—On track and to arrive, No. 1 hard, 90%@91%c No. 1 Northern, 89%@90%ef No. 2 Northern, 87V8(5)88 V8c May, 89%®) 89%c July, 91%c. Flax—May, $1.29 July, $1.31% Sept., $1.33%. South St. Paul Live Stock. South St. Paul, April 22.—Cattle— Steers, $5.75 fi 8.50 cows and heifers, $4.50®7.00 calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org feed ers, $4.50'a 7.75. Hogs—$8.80 8.95. Sheep-—Lambs. $4.505x-8.25 wethers, $4.50^6.75: ewes, $2.25®6.00. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago. April 22.—Wheat—May, 92%@92%e July, 91%g)9l%c Sept., 90%c. Corn—May. 56%c July, 56% @56%c Sept., 57@-57V&c. Oats—May, 35c July. 34%c Sept., 34%c. Pork— May. $11.15 July, $11.05. Butter— Creameries, 27@34c. Eggs—17%@18c. Poultry—Chickens, 16c live springs, 16c. Minneapolis Grain. Minneapolis, April 22.—Wheat—May, 88V2C July. 90%c Sept., 91%c. Cash close on track No. 1 hard, 91c No. 1 Northern, 89%@90%c to arrive, 89% @90c No. 2 Northern, 90%c No. 3 Northern, 85@86c No. 3 yellow corn, 55%(gi56c No. 4 corn, 53(®54c No. 3 white oats, 32%c to arrive, 32c No. 3 oats, 28®31c barley, 41(£t)58c flax, $1.2!) to arrive. $1.29. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago, April 22. -Cattle —Beeves, $7.25(fj. 9.2." Texan steers, $6.75'}/7.90 Western, $7.00iU'8.10 stockers and feeders. $6.10^/1».1() cows and heifers, $3.90tf£8.40 calvea. $ti.fiOfrK.u(). Sheep —Native, Sti.OOftt 7.15 Western, $6.00 7.1r» yearlings, $r..5(1^,7.85: lambs, $6.60}/ 8.75. Units---Light. $K.9."9» 9.25 mixed, $x,'t0'U9.25: heavy. $8.70^9.20 rough, |K 7(Kfl'8.Kr» pigx. J7.inKi 9.ll). IN NORfflDAKOTA News ot the Week From Vari ous Parts ot the State. WIDOW ACCUSES PfilSOflER Wife of Murdered Bank Cashier at Washburn Visits Suspect in the County Jail. Mrs. Mabel Funk, widow of Frank T. Funk, cashier of the First National bank, who was murdered at his home at Washburn, confronted W. T. An derson, who is charged with the crime, in the county jail there. "Mr. Anderson, why did you kill Mr. Funk?" Mrs Funk inquired. "Mrs. Funk. I am not guilty. I did not kill your husband," Anderson re plied. Mrs. Funk persistently repeated her question. Anderson then seemed to be overcome and turning to a couch in the room he fell on his face and sobbed. He soon regained possession of himself and entered fresh denials of his guilt. Anderson, on his own request, went with Sheriff Simon to the Funk home to view the body of the murdered banker. He fell upon the corpse, hugged it, kissed the face, saying: "My dear friend, do come back now and help me out of this awful thing." His words were repeated over and over until the undertaker insisted that the man be taken out of the room. BANK CASHIER IS SLAIN Fellow Employe Susnected of Brutal Murder. Shot in the back F. E. Funk, cashier of the First National bank of Wash burn, died three minutes after he was carried into his residence by his wife and a maid. W. T. Anderson, clerk in the bank, has been placed under arrest on sus picion. Funk and his family were on the rear porch when his small son fell while playing. As the father stooped to pick him up the bullet struck him in the back, coming out over the right breast. There seems to be no doubt in the minds of Washburn residents that it was murder. Mrs. Funk and the two children were the only eyewitnesses of the tragedy. Mrs. Funk is a daughter of the late N. F. Boucher, former warden of the North Dakota state peniten tiary, who was succeeded in office by F. O. Hellstrom, Democratic candidate for governor in the 1912 election. She is completely prostrated with grief. The home of W. T. Anderson, the bank clerk under arrest on suspicion, was situated in a line with the rear of Funk's house. That is the prin cipal reason the officers had for tak ing xVnderson into custody and hold ing him pending investigation. Twice Funk has been threatened. Once a brick was thrown through the bank window and another time the window of the bank was ornamented during the night with skull, and cross bones, warning him that parties in terested would "get him." WILL BE TRIED FOR MURDER Bank Clerk Held on Charge of Killing Cashier. William T. Anderson, clerk of the First National bank at Washburn, was arraigned in court at Washburn before Karl Klein, justice of the peace, on a charge of murder in the first de gree in connection with the shooting, of Franklin E. Funk, cashier of the bank in which he was employed. He waived examination and was remand ed to the custody of Sheriff Simon until his case is galled before the dis trict court in June. He was not ad mitted to bail, under the provisions of a North Dakota statute relating to prisoners whom it is possible may be convicted by a jury for murder in any degree, or manslaughter. Ander son will remain a prisoner in the Mc Lean county jail for the intervening two months. SHOT FROM ANDERSON HOME Verdict of Coroner's Jury in Death of Banker. The coroner's jury in the death of F. E. Funk, cashier of the First Na tional bank of Washburn, who was slain, returned the following verdict: "F. E. Funk of Washburn met his death in a felonious manner at the hands of an unknown person, by a rifle bullet tired from a window in the west wall of the W. T. Anderson residence." 4. .j. .j. .j.-J- -j-.j. .j.4. .j. INDIANS SUFFER LOSS. About $50,000 damage was done by prairie lire on the Standing Rock Indian reserva tion. The fire burned over a vast distance, destroying the sheds and stock of the Hawk eye Lumber company at Can non Hall, and also destroying four farm houses and eleven barns in its course. All of the IOBBBK were sustained by In dians. PURCHASE BLOODED STOCK Pierce County Farmers Takes Up Di versified Farming. Pierce county farmers believe in do ing as well as talking, therefore, in stead of consuming all of their time In discussing diversified farming, they proceeded to get busy upon at least one line that, they expect will give the best results. One of their number was delegated to go to the Eastern market and buy a carload of first class Holsteins. This car has arrived and been distributed. Discussing the plan the Rugby Tribune says: "There were twenty-four young cows and a yearling bull in the ship ment and the cattle were taken out to the Hawkins farm, where the farmers who had pooled their funds were on hand to take their respective number of cattle. "The price of this carload of stock was about the same as the selling price of a gas tractor, but, unlike the tractor, six years hence the stock and its increase will be worth upwards of 810,000, besides having paid a good profit to their owners meantime." In this connection it is interesting to note that the records of the North Dakota publicity bureau at Grand Forks show that in March, 1913, there were shipped from North Dakota to the St. Paul market 6,823 cattle, as against 2,825 in March, 1912 1,089 calves in March, 1913, as against 255 in March, 191.2 13,805 hogs in March, 1913, as against 5,132 in March. 1912. This means a total shipment of 456 cars in March, 1913, as against, only 171 in #March, 1912. The increase in the month's shipments of from 100 to 200 per cent and better in favor of the present year indicates, in a meas ure at least, the growth of diversified farming ideas. WILL EMPLOY FORTY PEOPLE Plant to Manufacture Pulp From Flax Straw. The Northwestern Paper and Fiber company, which has established a plant in Grand Forks for the manu facture of pulp from flax straw, will use a product of North Dakota that has, in the past, been practically all wasted. If the plans of the company work out as they have every reason to believe they will then a large amount of wealth will be added to the state's assets. Government reports show that in 1910 (an unsatisfactory crop year) a little over 2,000,000 tons of flax straw were grown in North Dakota. A market for this straw would mean at least $2,000,000 in the pockets of North Dakota farmers, at least $1,000,000 to the railways for transportation and at the lowest esti mate $3,000,000 more to the farmers and teamsters for hauling the straw to the railways and the factories. This is the first big industry to lo cate in North Dakota which will us© home grown products. The company is a South Dakota corporation, with principal offices in Chicago. It has evolved and patented special proc esses for the treatment of flax straw, from which it will produce pulp which will be sold to paper manufacturers for their use in making the finer grades of linen and bond writing pa pers. The company is capitalized at $100,000 and will have installed in the beginning about $75,000 worth of ma chinery. The plant will operate day and night, using a total of forty peo ple. BETTER FARMERS ORGANIZE Velva, Bergen, Voltaire and Sawyer Business Men Start Movement. At a meeting of the Velva Commer cial club with representatives from Bergen, Voltaire and Sawyer, a "Bet ter Farming" territory was organized with an agent of the North Dakota Better Farming association in charge. From ten to thirteen townships will be under direct supervision of the farming expert and advanced methods of farming will be demonstrated by actually working out the problems on the farms. The business men of the four named towns are interested in the movement. Many farmers were also in attendance. Great interest has already been shown in the build ing of silos, growing corn and alfalfa. Hearty co-operation has already been shown between the business men and farmers. The slogan adopted for the locality is "Larger yields without de creased fertility." l^eon Robbins of the Minnesota Agricultural college will have active charge of the work. Many Seek Commissionerships. H. F. Emery, J. D. Smith, F. B. Leach, H. J. J. Jordan, Alex Stern, C. F. Eggert. S. McDonald, A. Robert and Edward Shaw are among those who have petitions out for places on the Fargo city commission. C. G. Baernstein, H. J. Rush, Thomas Ba ker. Charles Pettibone and Mayor Sweet are some of the others expect ed to enter the race. An effort is being made to Induce former Mayors Wall and Elliott to enter the race. ThiB has been a busy election month for Fargo. There was a regular mu nicipal election, the election on the adoption of the commission system, the school board election and the vote on the commissioners will be held on April 30. Coroner Killed in Elevator. E. (!. Field of Bismarck, coroner of Burleigh cohnty and a furniture merchant, was crushed to death while working on a freight elevator, half way between two doom. His criei brought immediate assistance, but it was rweesaury to wreck the elevator with miWH and axes before he wuu lit*-rated.