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Happenings
of the World
Tersely Told
Sporting
"Howdy" Wilcox of Indianapolis pi
loted his Peugeot to victory in the 500-
mile automobile race at the speed
way, in Indianapolis. Arthur Thur
man of Washington was killed and his
mechanician, M. Molinaro, was seri
ously injured. Louis Lecocq and his
helper, R. Bandini, were burned to
death when the gasoline tank on their
Roarner exploded.
Personal
Frank Arthur Vanderlip announced
his resignation as president of the Na
tional City bank of New York! Mr.
Vanderlip was elected president in
January, 1909. James A. Stillman
was elected president to succeed Mr.
Vanderlip.
Howard Chandler Christy, artist,
was granted a decree of divorce from
Mabelle Christy at the close of a brief
hearing in common pleas court at
Zanesville, O.
Detroit's millionaire mayor, James
Couzens, announced that he would do
nate $300,000 to build a home for the
nurses of Harper hospital. Couzens is
a trustee of the institution.
Washington
Favorable report on the bill of Sen
ator Kellogg, Republican, of Minneso
ta, for the immediate return of the
telephone and telegraph wires to pri
vate ownership was ordered by the
senate interstate commerce committee
after the measure had been amended
so as to continue existing telephone
rates for 60 day3 after final action by
congress.
The Carranza government has re
fused to permit American oil com
panies to transport their pay rolls
from Tampa into the fields by air
planes, says a dispatch received in
Washington. The request was made
because of frequent bandit attacks.
Secretary Baker told the house mili
tary committee he had authorized the
sale of $25,000,000 worth of surplus
food stocks held by the army to the
Co-operative Purchase society of Rus
sia. Mr. Baker said that some of the
food probably would reach the bolshe
vlki.
Only by Increased rates can the gov
ernment controlled railroads meet op
erating expenses, Director General
Hines told the house appropriations
committee. He is opposed to any in
crease at this time, however, because
it might advance the cost of necessi
ties of life.
Laxness in the cancellation of tax
stamps will not be tolerated by the in
ternal revenue bureau. Failure to
comply is punishable by a fine of $100,
says an order issued by the bureau.
William J. Flynn, former chief of the
United States secret service, was se
lected by Attorney General A. Mitchell
Palmer to head the bureau of Investi
gation of the department of Justice to
run down the anarchists.
Continued use of naval ships In re
turning troops from France was urged
before the house naval committee by
Secretary Baker. With the aid of the
navy, the secretary said, practically
every soldier will be out of France by
August 1 and the French expedition
closed.
"If the administration at Washing
ton lets Carranza troops jass through
the United States to Juarez, neither I
nor anybody else will be able to hold
my men," said General Villa, an El
Paso dispatch says.
Foreign
Austria placed Its fate In the hands
of the allied and associated powers,
following receipt of the peace terms,
which were presented to the Austrian
delegation. Under the terms of the
treaty Austria is reduced from a na
tion of some 50,000,000 population to a
country of between 6,000,000 to 7,000,-
000 nationals, occupying a territory
something less than 40,000 square
miles In area. From the old Austro
Hungarian empire are carved out the
states of Hungary, Czechoslovakia,
and the new Serb-Croat-Slovene na
tion, the independence of all of which
Vienna is required to recognize. The
remains of the old Hapsburg empire
Is to be known as the republic of Aus
tria.
In the house of commons at London
a resolution was adopted authorizing
the treasury to raise a loan to a limit
of $1,250,000,000 to cover the estimated
deficit for the year and any sum re
quired for the repayment of maturing
securities and the creation of a sink
ing fund.
"It was America's military Inter
vention that brought victory to the
entente." This declaration was made
In BerUn by Dr. Mathias Erzberger,
chairman of the German armistice
commission.
Two changes la the German peace
terms, one territorial and the other
financial, are being considered by the
council of four, it became known in
Paris. The financial question is the
possibility of the acceptance of Ger
many's proposal to bind herself to pay
a total indemnity of $25,000,000,000.
The second proposal Isffor a plebiscite
in Silesia.
Spain formally recognized the Polish
republic, according to a Madrid dis
patch.
The day of secret councils Is past,
because the people are In the saddle,
President Wilson declared In his Me
morial day address in the American
cemetery at Suresnes, near Paris.
Petrograd has been captured by the
Esthonians and the Finns, according to
an unconfirmed report received by the
newspaper Tidens Tegn of Chrlstiania
from Vardoe.
That Consul General Garcia, repre
senting the Mexican government at El
Paso, Tex., left hurriedly for Mexico
City in pursuance of orders wired
him from President Carranza imme
diately following the report that Chi
huahua City had fallen is taken by
Carranza and Villa officials as proof
that the situation at Torreon, Jlmlnez
and Chihuahua City is critical.
The allied forces of occupation will
take no part In the movement for the
establishment of a Rhine republic, the
Paris Journal says. The allied pow
ers will observe an attitude of watch
ful waiting.
The ranks of the Toronto strikers
were re-enforced by several hundred
members of the Marine Workers' Fed
eration, who stopped work following
the decision of the union on Saturday
night to call a sympathetic strike.
A Geneva dispatch says airplane
mall service has been established be
tween Paris and Geneva.
A large force of bolshevikl Is mobil
izing at Janzaka, in the important Su
chan mining district, and, according to
reports received at Vladivostok, Is pre
paring to attack the allies' mine
guards, composed of American, Chi
nese and Japanese troops.
The Rhine republic was proclaimed
Sunday In various Rhine cities, says a
dispatch from Mayence. The new gov
ernment Is headed by Doctor Dorden.
It has been installed provisionally at
Wiesbaden.
Domestic
*In accordance with an ultimatum
served on officials of the Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph company,
union operators at Atlanta, Ga., start
ed a walkout, because of failure of
the company to reinstate a number of
girls dismissed for alleged union af
filiations.
Federal court decrees awarding John
Armstrong Chaloner $f0,000 damages
against the Washington Post growing
out of publication of an article in 1906
In connection with the killing of John
GUlard in Chaloner's home, "Merry
Mills," Va., were set aside by the
United States Supreme court.
Railroad freight and passenger rate
Increases made by the railroad ad
ministration last June were upheld by
the United States Supreme court. In
creased telephone and telegraph rates
put Into effect last January 21 under
an order of Postmaster General Burle
son also were upheld.
Herman B. Gates, former state
treasurer of Wyoming, was fined $300
and costs In police court at Denver,
Colo., for having liquor in his posses
sion.
The striking employees of the South
ern Bell and Atlanta Telephone com
panies were warned by Postmaster
General Burleson that strikes are not
permissible In the government service.
The petition of Albert E. Snyder of
San Francisco to have his mother, Mrs.
Clan Baldwin Stocker, declared In
competent to handle the $10,000,000
estate she Inherited from her father,
the late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin, Cali
fornia turfman, was denied by the su
perior court of Los Angeles.
Twenty-five out of 276 casuals, all
members of the Five Hundred and
Fifty-seventh Hoboken casual com
pany, were slightly Injured when five
of the coaches bearing them to #Pre
sidio, Cal., plunged down a 80-foot
embankment into Salt creek, near
Ashland, Neb.
The "flying circus," comprising six
army airships, landed at Chicago, after
a flight from Indianapolis. The ma
chines will give exhibition flying in
Chicago for several days.
Two men were shot to death and
two were seriously wounded in a riot
growing out of the labor disturbances
involving 13,000 employees of the Wil
lys-Overland Automobile comprny at
Toledo. The victims, presumably idle
employees of the company, were killed
by discharged soldiers who are guard
ing the plant. Mayor Schrelber wired
Gov. Cox for troops to restore order.
The First State bank of Forest
River, D., was burglarized and $5,-
000 in cash and $50,000 in coupon Lib
erty bonds were stolen.
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH. MINN.
J. M. BAER, LEAGUE CONGRESSMAN,
HEADS INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE
North Dakota Man Will Preside at Examination of Expenditures
of Department of AgricultureDemocratic Chairman on Plan-
Making TourHouse Votes 304 to 89 for SuffrageOfficials
Scrambling for Foreign InvestmentsNorth Carolina Man
Mentioned for PresidencyBaker Will Auction Army Supplies
Maine Enacts Compulsory Military Service Law,
Washington, D. C. Congressman
John M. Baer of North Dakota has
been duly elected as chairman of the
house committee on expenditures in
the department of agriculture. His
Republican associates on that commit
tee are Temple of Pennsylvania, a
former professor of political science,
and King of Illinois, who was one of
the men persecuted in the last cam
paign by the National Security league
and particularly by the International
Harvester company's officials in the
Chicago branch of the notorious or
ganization.
Baer proposes to investigate the
manner in which the people's money
has been spent, during the past two
years, in several of the bureaus df the
department of agriculture. He will
introduce in the house a formal reso
lution providing for the costs of a
complete inquiry, but if that resolution
Is choked to death he will.proceed with
an investigation anyhow. The major
ity of the committee will be with him.
To Investigate Bureaus.
Among the bureaus to be looked Into
are the office of farm management,
from which Doctor J. W. Spillman was
forced out when he insisted upon con
tinuing the study of the cost of pro
ducing farm crops the bureau of
crop estimates, in which the grain
speculators always show a keen inter
est the bureau of markets, in which
the peculiar methods of Director
Brand are developed to the injury of
the farmer, and the weather bureau.
The committee has no grudge against
any man in the department, but it
has a very active curiosity as to why
certain things have been allowed to
happen. It will try to find out.
Democrats Get Busy Too.
Chairman Homer S. Cummings of
the Democratic national committee an
nounces that he will spend the month
of June and most of July in touring
the states between the Mississippi
river and the Pacific coast in an effort
to remind the voters of the construc
tive achievements of the Democratic
administration durihg the past six
years. Ho will hold conferences with
party leaders in all these states and
will address a series of public meet
ings.
Cummings will be assisted in this
effort by Mrs. George Bass, chairman
of the woman's bureau of the com
mittee, and by W. R. Hollister, execu
tive secretary W. D. Jamison, director
of finance, and W. J. Cochran, director
of publicity. It will be a business trip,
prepared to talk solemnly to all Demo
cratic officeholders and local leaders,
warning them that Will Hayes of the
Republican national committee is get
ting away with too much attention be
fore the country. The Democrats must
begin to make a noise on their own
account.
Suffrage Passes House.
A great light broke upon the sad
dest sinnerssuffragetically speaking
when the final roll call on suffrage
began last Wednesday in the house.
Miss Maude Younger, capital inter
viewer for the militant National
Woman's party, issued a statement on
the night previous to the roll call, giv
ing the names of 305 members of the
house who had promised, or had shown
in previous tests, that they were for
the Susan B. Anthony amendment.
She also gave the names of six other
members who were considered likely
to vote for suffrage. The roll call
showed that every one of the 304 who
did support the amendment were on
her list of 305. When she showed this
list, beforehand, to Jim Mann, the
Republican organization boss who took
charge of, and credit for, the suffrage
resolution In the house, Mann laughed
at her optimism. He was sure that
only by his personal efforts would the
measure get the necessary two-thirds
vote. Yet the roll call showed only
89 men in opposition.
Since the victory in the house, the
senate standpatters have begun to
wobble. Hale of Maine announces his
conversion. Several Democrats are
under suspicion by the antis.
Dollar Diplomacy Again.
Deep secrecy surrounds the latest
rater-departmental committee formed
by the commercial Interests to "pro
mote foreign trade." It seems to be
headed by Wesley Frost of the state
department's bureau of foreign trade
advisers, and to be organized to main
tain after the peace is signed the war
time Importance of the personnel
which has been collected by the state
department.
"Dollar diplomacy" was officially
banned when the Wilson administra
tion took office now it seems that the
department is extremely anxious to be
the sole adviser and regulator of
American dollars as to investment and
trade opportonities abroad. This Im
pression may be unfair to the state
department, but it is certain that if
William Jennings Bryan were to get
back to the secretary's desk for a day
he would meet a string of advisers
that would leave him pale and frozen
with horror. They would look to him
like a procession of the moneyed
powers whom he warned in 1896 that
"You shall not crucify mankind upon
Jiis cross of gold."
A Boom for Kitchin.
Claude Kitchin. former Democratic
floor leader in the house, is the hero
of the latest Democratic presidential
boom. Nobody has thus fer publicly
announced a Kitchin for President
club, but around the capital the rumor
runs that the Bryan Democracy is
looking with favor upon the North
Carolina congressman.
Kitchin's chief recommendation is
the fact that he fought fcr higher
taxatibn of the big incomes and big
inheritances, and higher taxation of
war profits and excess profits. He did
not go as far as Senator La Follette
went in that direction, but as con
trasted with any other prominent
Democrat in the house or senate he
was the foremost enemy of the war
profiteers.
To Auction Government Supplies.
Secretary of War Baker has decid
ed to sell $1,500,000,000 worth of food,
clothing and machinery which was de
livered to the war department before
the armistice was signed, to any state,
county, municipality or private corpo
ration, or any co-operative association
or citizen, who may be ready to pay
a fair price at public auction. He sug
gests that state and county institu
tions can buy their socks and shoes
for inmates of those institutions at
low rates at these sales. They can
buy canned beef, corned beef, corned
beef hash, pork, bacon, etc., all of it
put up without attractive labels but
guaranteed full weight and measure.
Sharp criticism rained upon the
war department when Baker first an
nounced that he had held conferences
with the big packers on the situation,
and would so dispose of the food that
prices in this country would not be
affected. His subordinate in charge
of this business was very slow to un
derstand that the public would not ap
prove of giving the packers a second
profit on the food deal. But at last he
did get the ideaor instructions.
Then the auction plan was decided
upon.
Most of the public institutions enter
into contracts for their food and cloth
ing supplies at least six months ahead.
The big packers get these contracts.
It is probable that the great bulk of
the thousands of tons of food which
the war department must sell will fall
back into the hands of the packers,
directly or indirectly. However, now
is a golden tMment of opportunity for
co-operative or individual wholesale or
retail dealers who are willing to buy
and advertise these plain-wrapped
meats and meat substitutes.
Write to the secretary of war for
information as to the nearest point at
which auction sales of these goods will
take place.
Soldiers Anxious to Return.
Chairman Julius Kahn of the house
committee on military affairs has
come home from a visit to the Amer
ican troops in France and Germany
with a firm determination that con
gress must summon these soldiers
home immediately. He says they all
want to get home, and that they have
a right to come home.
The secretary of war gives It as his
"preliminary" view that congress can
not bring the troops home until tho
president is willing to recall them.
Peace has not been concluded with the
powers against whom we declared
war. On the other hand, he thinks
that congress ought to see that he is
really trying to bring the soldiers
home, as rapidly as ships can be se
cured for the work.
This little difference of opinion Is
complicated by the fact that Kahn is
boosting for universal military train
ing and a big preparedness program,
while Baker is opposed to any per
manent scheme of militarist expan
sion.
Militarism in Maine.
While the administration and con
gress engage In their tussle over the
return of the soldiers and military
training, it appears that the legisla
ture of Maine has been led into enact
ing a law, duly signed by the governor,
which not even Chairman Kahn would
sanction. This law provides that the
governor may fill up the national
guard units, in time of peace, by draft
ing any number of young men neces
sary for the purpose. All young men
eligible for this draft who have an
"honorable record of prior service" in
the federal or state military or naval
forces "may be" exempt. AH men
selected for national guard service un
der the draft are to be enrolled in the
guard, regardless of their own wish
or objection, and are thereby made
subject to all laws, regulations and
discipline governing the force.
Trade union interests in Maine con
sider this law a threat at their right
to strike, since It permits the gover
nor to force young strikers in a miU
town into the local guard ranks.
be Leon's Landing in Florida.
On March 27, in 1513. on Easter
Sunday, Ponce de Leon discovered
land after his voyage of exploration
from Porto Rico. De Leon had sailed
in search of the mythical island of Bi
mini, where the "fountain of Youth"
was said to be, when he discovered
land on the North American continent
He named the country Florid.i, on ac
count of the profusion of flo-aers.
Moorheard.M. J. Daly of Perham,
will be the speaker at the soldiers'
home-coming in Moorhead, on July 4.
Thief River Falls.Albert Cairne of
the Red Lake Falls Milling company
reports his company will soon com
mence work on an elevator of 30,000
bushels capacity, to replace the one
burned.
Minneapolis.Rev. C. Emil Berg
qulst of Chicago, has been called to
succeed Rev. S. M. Miller, as pastor
of Messiah Lutheran church, Twenty
fifth and Columbus avenue. Mr. Mil
ler's pastorate expires July 1.
Spooner.A committee consisting of
E. T. Elde of this village and V. E.
Lindholm and Matt Hendrickson of
jSpooner township have been appointed
by the creamery association to ar
range for a picnic to be held on June
12.
Stillwater.Thirty thousand pike fry
were "planted" in Big Carnelian lake,
[near here, by members of the Wash
ington County Rod and Gun club. The
[fry was shipped from the Minnesota
'state fish hatchery by the state game
land floh commission.
Bemidji.Fire of undetermined ori
fgin destroyed the Bemidji Iron Works
jplant and the shed of the Short Turn
Tractor company. A tractor and a
number of motors and equipment in
[shed were consumed. Total loss,$10,-
(000, partly covered by insurance.
Hlbbing. Six hundred additional
jsheep were shipped into the range
llast week for distribution among the
(farmers living in this section. The
'sheep came from the L. H. White
sheep farm near Cogswell, N. D, in
icharge of Mrs. J. Johnson, whose hus
jband is now in the army of occupation
jin Germany.
Hibbing.Thomas Chicken, charged
I with threatening a Hibbing young
iwoman to the effect he had come here
!to shoot her and "somebody else, pos-
iBlbly myself," was placed under bonds
to keep the peace by Judge Thomas
Brady According to witnesses the ac
cused had volunteered to marry the
young woman without her consent.
Detroit.George T. Morris, local tin
ner, has signed a contract with the
Utility company for the manufacture
of 5,000 of the Eveready tool boxes
for attaching to a Ford car. The con
tract specifies that the boxes shall be
made at the rate of 100 per week un
til the first of April, 1920, which means
|the steady employment of three men.
Minneapolis.Much needed rains
are reported general throughout the
Inorthwest. Crops were badly in need
'of moisture, and the precipitation In
'most of the sections was declared suffi
cient to care for the immediate need.
{Farmers at Fergus Falls and Plpe
jstone, districts where moisture was ex
ceptionally needed, reported more
Ithan an inch of rainfall.
Keewatln.The time honored moth-
[er-ln-law joke may be all right In
vaudeville, but In real life it does not
[always carry with it much of a laugh
[as Theodore Damjanovich, who lives
near the Mesaba Chief mine learned
in Justice Jones' office this week, when
he was fined $25 and costs for strik
ing his wife's mother after being ar
irested on an assault charge.
St. Paul.East Side State bank of
St. Paul will be granted a state char
ter under favorable recommendations
radopted by the state securities com
mission. The new St. Paul bank will
'have $25,000 capital. The Farmers'
and Merchants' State bank of Moor
head was also recommended for a
(state charter. David E. Asksgaard,
iComstock, and others applied for the
[Charter. The new bank will have $10,-
,000 capital, and will be the fourth at
Moorhead.
St. Paul.Machinery of the 1919
jaw, providing $200 toward the tuition
of each student returning from mili
tary service, has been put In motion.
Adjt.-Gen. W. F. Rhinow appointed
Maj. W. A. Curtis, former chief of
'staff, at $1,800 a year, to take charge
of administration of the law through
his office. Blanks were forwarded Min
nesota schools and colleges on which
fto apply under the law for approval
jby J. M. McConnell, state superintend
tent of education. Attorney General
Clifford L. Hilton gave out a revised
opinion on the tuition aid law. The
Mate tuition aid is limited to Minne
sota educational Institutions approved
by the state superintendent.
St. Paul.Items making up the new
tax rate for state purposes, as listed
by M. J. Desmond, chief of accounts
in the auditor's office are as follows:
Revenue fund for appropriations, 3.5
mills Relief for old soldiers and wid
ows, .1 mills State road and bridge
fund, 1 mill. National Guard Armory
buildings, .03 mills University of Min
sota buildings, .32 mills Historical
society buildings, .01 mill Itasca state
park lands, .01 mill Forest fires 1918
relief, .23 mills State school and uni
versity fund, 1.23 mills, and Teachers
Insurance and retirement. .05 mills.
Total of 6.48 mills. Appropriations
for the University of Minnesota build
ing program and the relief of Moose
Lake fire sufferers, it will be noted,
are among Important Items increasing
the state tax rate.
Worthlngton.J. C. W. Dow, for
nearly twenty years city justice of the
peace here, has withdrawn his resig
nation. Owing to ill health and failing
eyesight. Judge Dow sent in his resig
nation to the city council a few days
ago. Attorneys called on him and per
suaded him to remain in office.
Virginia.Aided by a heavy down
pour of rain Virginia fire fighters, who
have been battling the flames between
Virginia and International Falls, re
ported progress. Near Ashland. Wis.,
flames did damage to the extent of
$100,000, when it struck virgin timber
tm the southeast of the town.
Fergus Falls.Testen P. Hegset,
pioneer farmer living near here, was
kicked in the obdomen by a cow he
was milking. He died from his in
juries. He came here 53 years ago.
St. Cloud.Two boys, sons of Gott
fried Studinsky, were struck by light
ning on their farm. The elder, 17,
was instantly killed. The youngest,
14, is still unconscious and probably
will die.
Thief River Falls.The specifica
tions are now completed for the new
addition for the school building at
Holt. The Holt school board will hold
a meeting shortly at which time bids
for the work will be advertised.
Bemidji.Officers for the Beltrami
county organization of the Mississippi
River Scenic Highway association
have been named and the first meet
ing of that organization will take
place Wednesday of next week.
Bemidji.Capt. E. H. Marcum, who
has served with the army medical
corps for two years has returned to
Bemidji, having but recently returned
to the United States from France,
where he had been in service for
some time.
St. Cloud.After being out practl
ally all night on the case the jury
returned a verdict granting Aileen
Redman the sum of $800 as payment
for the injury done her by John Gam
ades when he criminally assaulted her
on two occasions.
Thief River Falls.The clean-up
and improvement campaign in this
city was given an added impetus by
the city council when it was agreed
by that body to pay all property own
ers who Install curbings this year la
the residence districts, ten cents per
lineal foot.
Thief River Falls.There was prac
tically no contest for the offices of
vice president, secretary and treasurer
of the Women's club, the following
being chosen for the respective of*
flees: Mrs. Pearl Mabey, Mrs. E. M.
Stanton and Mrs. G. Howard Smith.
Mrs. H. W. Frallich was chosen pres
ident.
East Grand Forks.The state Invest
ment board untitled Superintendent of
Schools, F. E. Lurton, that a state loan
of $90,000 had been granted for the
rebuilding of the high school. It had
been made an emergency loan, which
will make it possible for the city to
get the money any time It desires.
This will make a total of $162,500 for
rebuilding purposes.
Crookston.One of the largest con
ventions in the Northwest and some
of the best violinists in America will
meet here June 19, 20 and 21, for the
annual convention of the saeterdals
lag (Saetersdaln Association) and
Spelmands forbundet (Violin associa-
tion.) An interesting program has
been arranged and of the number of
speakers who will be present will be
Lieut. Gov. Thomas Frankson.
Grand Rapids.Frank Mason and
Martin Roach are to be tried before
Judge Huson under the law against
driving an automobile at an unreason
able rate on a public highway. They
were arrested on the charge of fright
ening the team of Iver Erickson, a
farmer driving on the road southwest
of town, causing the animals to run
away, throwing the driver out and
breaking his leg. This is the first
prosecution here under the law.
Hibbing.The police believe, In the
arrest of Fena Maki, who implicated
a chambermaid named Wimplo, em
ployed in a local hotel, that they are
making progress in clearing up some
shoplifting here of late. The Makl
woman pleaded guilty to taking sev
eral straw hats from a Third avenue
store and Implicated the Wimplo wo
man. Several shirt waists and suite
stolen from the Bloom store were
found in Miss Wlmplo's possession, po
lice say. Another woman, whom the
police are still looking for, Is believed
also to be Implicated.
Bemidji.Bemidji members of the
Moosehart Legion, an auxiliary to the
Moose lodge, have won their place in
the entire United States in the num
ber of new members secured by the
order in a campaign which was launch
ed some time ago. First place was
won by Moosehart lodge, Bethlehem,
Pa., second by Kendalvllle, Ind., and
Bemidji third. The reward for the
lodge winning third place is a free trip
for one delegate to the meeting of
the Moosehart Legion which will take
place at Moosehart, III., June 22. Mrs.
Delia Connick, who secured the largest
number of applicants for a member
ship will be the chosen delegate.
St. Paul.The new tax rate for
state purposes will be the highest 1ft
Minnesota annals. Record breaking
appropriations by the last legislature
necessitate a tax levy of 6.48 mills
on Minnesota property of $1,750,000,-
000 estimated value. The current tax
rate is only 3.5 mills for state pur
poses. State Auditor J. A. O. Preua
has certified the new state rate for
1919 taxes to be collected in 1920.
It Is computed to yield nearly $18.-
500,000 toward appropriations of more
than $32,000,000 for the blennium
voted by the 1919 legislature. Exact
appropriation totals are $3,141,542
available immediately and $15,361,058
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1920.
both covered by the new rate, and
$13,541,422 for the following fiscal
year, the tax rate for which will be an
nounced when miscellaneous revenue
can be more accurately estimated.
Winona.Henry Larson, 16 years
old, son of Rev. N. L. Larson of White
hall, near here, was drowned while
bathing at that village. The bathing
beach recently had been damaged by
high water and had not been repaired.
Larson was a member of the June
graduation class of the Whitehall high
school.
Thief River FallsThat alfalfa can
be successfully grown In Pennington
county is clearly demonstrated by the
fields of G. B. Patterson and K. T.
Dalagher. Mr. Patterson has a three
acre field of alfalfa hog pasture which,
has been thriving for sever years.

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