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Volume XXXII, Number 29
Con. P. D.
Washington, Dec 23.—Congress-,
man P. D. Norton, of North Da
kota, was the only member of
the house from. the northwest
who entered into the debate oh
the 'Hobson Bill. Congressman
Norton, coming from a prohibi
tion state, made a great impres
sion upon the members. All
three North Dakota congressmen
Helgeson, Young and iNorton, vot
ed lor the Hobson bill.
Washington, Dec. 22.—The Hobson
-resolution to submit a constitutional
amendment for national prohibition to
state legislatures was defeated in the
house tonight, 1197 voting for and 183
against it. an affirmative vote of two
thirds was required to adopt the re
It was after ten hours of remarka
ble debate that the final vote came,
closing one of the most stormy con
tests of recent days in congress. Fol
lowing the votes on several amend
ments, Representative Hobson closed
the general debate, participated in by
all of the, house leaders, many being
repeatedly cheered by the crowded
galleries. ..Speaker Clark 'frequently
admonished the spectators to main
tain order.
One Amendment Adopted.
Before the final roll call, Hobson
pesented an' amendment, which was
adopted,- giving to congress and the
states concurrently, the power to en
force prohibition provisions /by need
ful legislation." The amendment to
A* exhibit which will Attract con
ic s]£erable attention at the poultry show
Ifc connection with the Sfid-Wlnter
Air will be a. trio of Barron English
-•Willie Leghorns, relatives of the birds
Which are making a remarkable dhow
la the National Bgg Laying con
test In Missouri. These birds were
raeedved only recently by 'Mrs. Kelley,
iijho trill add them to her collection
fine white poultry at Beach Place.
TJfeey have a pedigree worthy df notice
fit that the grandsire is a brother to
Hi. Barron's world record hen, which
Ibid 282 eggs, in the national egg lay
ing contest at Storrs, Conn., Novem
ber 1912 to. 1918. The immediate
4tucs of these birds have a yearly
record offrom 240 to 260 eggs and no
female ancestor for three generations
en either side but has laid over 200
eggs in one year.
The -tremendous interest manifest
ed and attention given by breeders of
poultry during the past few years to
this selection and breeding for egg
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Corn and Clover
The corn and clover convention and
mid-winter fairs are becoming very
popular in North Dakota and they are
excellent institutions for the further
ings of the better farming work in the
state. The first corn and clover con
vention was held at Grand (Porks five
years-ago. It was then known as the
.Red River Valley Corn .and Clover
convention but later, there was a de
mand from the state at large to make
this convention broader in its scope
so as to give it interest for all parts
of the state, and its name was chang
ed to tiie North Dakota. Porn and Olo
Ter convention, it was placed in
oharge of the fair association, and 4n
combination with the big mid-winter
Mr, bu became a feature of the win
ter's educational program. Local con­
& "for
give the state absolute control of leg
islation proposed in the prohibition
amendment was voted down.
As the vote was ordered on the
resolution itself, Hobson made a final
dramatic move. "Mr. Speaker,he
said. "I wish to ask whether any
member of this house who has a
financial interest in the question
pending, owns stock in distilleries,
breweries, owns a saloon, or property
leased to liquor interests, can, under
the rules, vote on this question?"
The speaker explained that prece
dents held if a member is.affected as
one of a class, the rule can not pre
vent his Voting, but such questions are
usually left to the member himself.
Party Lines Wiped Out.
Party lines "were wiped out in the
struggle. Democratic Leader Under
wood and Republican Leader Mann,
fought shoulder to shoulder at the
head on the forces opposing the reso
lution.' When the vote came, of the
197 standing for the resolution, 114
Were democrats, 68 republicans, 11
progressives and four independent re
Leaders Satisfied.
Prohibition leaders said the ma
jority for the resolution fulfilled their
expectations, as they had not hoped
for a two-thirds vote at present. Ad
ministration leaders thought it un
likely that a similar resolution,
pending in the senate, would reach a
vote at this session.
On the final vote, 386 vote were
recorded. To carry 'it would jequire
be Exhibited at
production is responsible for the great
showing being made by the 1,000 hens
in the National 33gg Laying contest in
Missouri.' Pens of ten hens from all
ever the world Oiave been hi compe
tition ifor egg production and the
Tom Bairon White Leghorns In elev
en months have laid 2,251 eggs, ex
ceeding any other entry by 201. Ten
birds 2nm the same flock won ia an
international contest in Missouri in
1913, laying 2,073 eggs in the Con
necticut contest
1913. Five of bis
pullets laid 1,199 eggs, winning over
100 pens o£ the world's best layers.
These Snglish leghorns are not
show birds, but IhaVe been bred Sort
over ten years with the single idea
of egg production. They are a little
larger th&nmost American Leghorns,
long in back, combs large and coarse,
and tails generally coarse.
Besides Mrs. Kglley's birds, there
are few if any others in North Da
kota and it will be of especial interest
to see birds from the world's record
ventions of this, kind are now being
held in many cities and towns of the
state. Lansford -has just closed a very
successful show and convention, and
Devils Lake is advertising its mid
winter fair.
The North Dakota Corn and Clover
convention and inld-w inter fair will
be held at Grand Forte the entire first
week in February. Speakers of au
thority fro mall over the country are
taking part in its program.
Atty. H. G. Middaugh will aratfb
from San Francisco tomorrow Dol
ing his stay In the west Mr. Mid
daugh's health has not been first daes.
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London, Dec. 28.—It is believed this afternoon
that a raid by the British warships and aeroplanes
upon the German naval base, and bombarding Cu
haven, is England's answer to the threats of von
Tirputz. J,
Washington, Dec. 28.-—Capt. Decker of the cruiser Tennes
see, this afternoon cabled Secretary Daniels that he was trans
porting 500 refugees of different nationalities from Jaffa, Asia
Minor, to Alexandria, Egypt.
The rumored threat that the Tennessee would bombard Tri
poli, Asia Minor, is not mentioned in t3he report received from
Capt. Decker..,
Captain Decker's piSpatch was d^ted at Jaffa yesterday.
The Tennessee is nowen route to Alexiadria. Capt. Decker says
that Morgahthaii endorsed Tiis action in taking away the refugees.
The action follows a standing order from Washington. The Turk
ish government gave its consent for the removal of the refugees
and a repetition of the Smyrna incident will not be permitted.
Amsterdam, Dec. 2.—Mohammed Ahmed Bey, Syrian gen
eral, is reported to be moving 50,000 volunteers against the Brit
ish, advancing on Bagdad, says a Constantinople dispatch this
There was an enthusiastic demonstration in Damascus, where
the Holy Standard prophet was carried through the city. Muftis
and the military commander of Damascus met the Standard and
the garrison marched past each mansalutingtheHoly Standard
of Prophet."
Constantinople, Dec. 28.—-A Turkish fleet, including the
Samisieh, which sailed through the Black sea, has returned un
damaged, says ah official report issued this afternoon. The re
port says that the Turkish fleet met a fleet of 17 Russian ships.
The Turks opened .an attack and bombarded the battleship Rostis
law and sank two mine layers, the Olog and Athos. Two officers
and thirty marines were saved. Simultaneously the Turks bom
barded Batoum. The Turkish army continues a victorious ad
vance along the Caucasian fronts
Paris, Dec. 28.—At the war office at 3 o'clock this afternoon
the admission is made that the Germans have slightly advanced
in the vicinity of Lys.
The French took 500' yards of the 'German trenches. The
French continue their attacks upon Flanders. In the vicinity of
Argonnes and Meuse there is heavy cannonading. Generally, the
situation there is unchanged.
Vienna, Dec. 28.—The war office today makes the admission
that the Servians along the Drina river from Visegrad to Frocha
have never ceased fieTcev attacks. The report says that the Ser
vian attacks in the lower Nida and lower Donajec have failed and
that the Balkan territory .belonging to the dual monarchy, ex
cepting in the unimportant regions of Bosnia, Herzogovina and
southern Dalantia, are clear of the enemy.
Petrograd, Dec. 28.—It is officially admitted today that the
Germans re-take Mlawa.
The czar has reached the front. .u,
The Russians took 30,000 prisoners during the recent fight
ing. The Russians gained through the Dunajec and Nida valleys.
The situation in Northern Poland is again threatening. Gen.
Francis has been heavily re-inforced. *r
Pe£rogy»a, ver Pasha, '{he I'urlnsh war min
ister, arrived at Armenia to command the Turkish troops in Gau
cacus. 'Hie Russians drove {he Turk? from the Transtehovaeh
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From Berlin comes an official report, on authority of the
German admiralty, of a raid by British warships on the German
coast. Cuxhaven, a fortified seaport, and adjoining territory seem
to have been the object of the British attack, in which eight ships
and a number of hydroaeroplanes tool| part.
No details of the raid are given beyond the statement that
German airships and aeroplanes succeeded" in throwing bombs
on two British destroyers and one other vessel of the convoy, the
latter being set on fire.
Both French and German reports of the progress of the bat
tle in Belgium and Northern France indicate sharp fighting..
Germany has replied to the French aeroplane attack on a
village and the dropping of bombs on the open town of Freiburg,
with an attack by German airmen on the outskirts of Nancy. Re
garding this operation, a Paris dispatch?says a Zeppelin flew over,
Nancy and dropped fourteen bombs, killing, Jayo persons, wound
ing several and slightly damaging houses.
Devils Lake North Dakota, December 25. 1914 Price: $1.50 per year
1/^ rv.
Minnewaukan, Dec., 125.—Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Jones aid the latter*s
mother, Mrs. Hans Sogge, were on
Tuesday given a preliminary hearing
before Judge Lisle of the county court
and bound over to the district court.
The accused put dn no defense and it
is claimed the two women have pra
ctically confessed to the state's at
torney the story of the babe's birth
and its being left in the valut to die.
Much feeling is being shown here over
the case, people coming from miles
around to hear the examination.
Minnewaukan, (U. D.), Dec. 22.
Mrs. Hans Sogge, wife of a prominent
farmer living eight miles from Min
newaukan, her daughter, Bessie Sogge
Jones, and the latter's husband, la
mer Jones, were arrested on a charge
of murder. The' complaint, which was
sworn out by Sheriff Randall of Ben
son county, charges the murder of an
illegitimate child, born on October 19,
to Betsy Sogge.
The crime, the details of which
have just come to light, is one of the
most revolving that has ever occured
in this section.
According to statements given out
by State's Attorney T. H. Burke, the
child was born in an outhouse at the
home of Horald Sogge, a son of Mrs.
Hans Sogge, who lives about two miles
from his father's place. Mrs. Sogge
and her daughter were alone in the
outhouse at the time. When the child
was born, it was thrown into the valul
and left "to? perish, according to tha
£he birth, it is said, occured be­
99 Arrests Made
H. B. McCuthcheon, chief game war
den for the north, half of the state,
has just completed his report for the
year 1914, and also the report cover
ing-the binennlal period.
By strict enforcement of the law in
tMs district, the sale of hunting li
censes Was increased nearly $11,000
over the proceeding two-year period.
TUs is certainly making money for
the: state and affords means for an
increase 1a sale of licenses in 1913
was 4,5$$ over the year 1912,, while
the year 1914 showed-a further in
crease of over 2,100 over 1913, which
it self proves that the game, warden
Iras on the job all the time.
The arrests for the year 1914, in
this district, were 99, of which 83 are
convictions and fines paid, 10. cases
were lost, 4 dismissed, and 2 are still
pending. For 1913 the arreests were 74
with 70 convictions, making a toUtt
number of arrests for the period 173,
with 153 convictions,, which is a very
high precentage. The following bien
nial period of 1911 and 1912 shows
only 29 convictions.
The greatest increase in the sale of
resident licenses was in Ward county,
the total number issued being 1,952
as against 1,667 in 1913 and 1,100 in
1912. For the first time in 'the his
tory of Ward county, 5 non-resident
licenses were sold, so that the reve
nue from Ward county this year will
be double what it-was in 1912. This
increase is doubtless very largely due
to the energetic enforcement of the
Md% Against
tween 3 and 4 o'clock in the after
noon. At 10 o'clock that night, the
child's plaintiff cries were heard, but
it was left to die from exposure.
State's Attorney Burke declared
that the' two women have practically
admitted the crime. The mother of
the infant told the attorney that she
went to the house when in the throes
of childbirh. Her mother, she said,,
told her to leave the child in the.
Third Time
O. W. Duel] returned Monday from
Cando where he took testimony in a
Towner county case before Judge Burr
of Rugby. The case was the breacih
of promise suit entitled Boreen vs.
Williams. This was the third hear
ing and the plaintiff was awarded
$10,000. In the first hearing the same
redress was given to the plaintiff, in
the second she received $12,000.
A court case seeking to prevent then
special school district of Perth fraa^j
attaching a certain territory whi"
has belonged to another districa,
heard and taken under advisement
the judge.
In This Districi
The increasing number of wild birds
was noticeable this! fall, and If the
some enforcement of the game laws is
kept up for a period of years. North
Dakota will doubtless be as good a
hunting state as it ever was. Tha
past season, weather conditions were
more favorable to the 'buds to
the hunters, and more birds have gone
over than in any previous season, so
the outlook for next year's sport Is
exceedingly bright.
A. H. Bell
A. H. Bell:—imminent Commander.1
William K. Nimmo—Generalissimo.
Stephen C. Jones—Captain General.
Walter C. JOollett—Senior Warden.
Blanding Fisher—Junior Warden.,
James Chidester—Prelate.
Ole Serumgard—Treasurer
Louis H. 'Mundt—Seoretary.
At the annual election of officers -AI
of Cyrene commandery, Knights Tern-'
plar, held Tuesday evening, the above
officers were chosen. A. V. Haig re-V^
tires as eminent commander.
All is Peaceful
in the Philippiriei
Manila, P. I., Dec. 28.—Complete quiet' has 4»
heen restored in the Philippines^ The reports that
leaders are planning another uprising are not be
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