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All Home Print Chautauqua Dates Are Selected Local Organization Select Officers for Management of 1915 Chautauqua and Dates Set— Week of June 27-July 1. Mr. H. A. Hedges, field super intendent of the Vawter Chautau qua System, was in the city Fri day getting acquainted with our people and completing arrange ments for the Chautauqua to be lield here this summer. Mr. Hed ges takes the place of Mr. O. E. Uehymer, resigned, who had charge last year. While here Mr. Hedges com pleted the organization of the loc al forces, and the officers of the Chautauqua committee for the ensuing year will be as follows: S. R. Morris, Pres. C. J- Nelson, -Secy. T. E. Hudson, Treas. Mr. Hedges carries with him a case of photographs showing likenesses of the numerous peo ple booked to appear here on the program and declares that it has been materially strengthened in many ways and that the present line-up leaves nothing to be de sired. Music Galore There will be five musical or ganizations, one for each day.Mr. Hedges says these have all been .selected with special reference to their fitness for the places they are to fill. The companies are: The Lawson Trio The J- Walter Wilson Co. The Illinois Sextette The Avon Sketch Club, and The Bouchier Opera Company. The speakers on the program include Congressman Lenroot, of Wisconsin C. A. Payne Alva M. Plattenburg, and Hazel Kepford. The Mendellsohn Sextette is made up of six talented and charming young ladies who sing and play, and do skits and stunts galore. The Lawson 1 rio spec ializes with flute, violin and voice and renders programs of great variety and beauty. The Wilson Company is a combination of music and make-up with a great abundance of fine entertainment features. The Avon Sketch Club is one of those artistic organizations that takes pride in its ability to handle costumed effects and combine play with music, both instrument al and vocal results in musical en tertainment tor the masses. A he Bouchier Opera Company wui give our people a touch ot city iife by rendering in correct and splendid fashion selections from popular opera scenes. Donald Bouchier himself will appear with the company. Orators of Quality Congressman Lenroot is the ranking public man of Wisconsin next to LaFollette. He is a seas oned lawmaker and stands high at Washington. The Chicago Tribune on January 31st publish ed a leading article urging Len root as a presidential prospect for 1916. Chas- A. Payne is a globe trot ter and comes with marvelous views and motion pictures that will be of interest to all. A. M. Reitzel is a standard Lyseum lec turer who discusses "The Meas ure of a Man." Preston Bradly is one of Chicago's great preach ers and orators. C. H. Platten burg has made himself a big place on the platform with his discussions of community inter ests and the relation of town and country. Hazel Kepford is the reader par excellence who will un fold, in her charming style, that delightful story, "Polly of the Circus." According to present plans the date of our Chautauqua will be about June 27-July 1 but no def inate announcement can yet be made. Mrs. R. Stiehl Passed Away Mrs. R. J. Stiehl died Wednes day morning a* 5 a. m- after a very unexpectedly. Funeral ar rangements are not yet complet ed. Details will appear next week. The funeral services will be held next Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the local Metho dist church, Rev. Gress officiating, and interment will be in the local cemetery. $21,500,00 SPENT IN RELIEF OF BELGIANS New York, March 20. —Over $21,500,000 has been received aRd the greater part spent for the Belgian Relief, according to a statement by the com mission of the Belgian Re lief. One hundred and ten thousand tons of food stuffs, a cargo for 20 ships are now en route to Amer ican seaports from interior points. "The present require ment of food to feed the hungry in Belgium," it is asserted, "is about 90, 000 tons a month." Dates For Land Sales Land Department Announces the Dates of Sale of School and Institutonal Lands. Dates for the sale of state school and institutional lands in the var ious counties have been given out by the land commissioner's de partment as follows: Mercer county, at Stanton, on June 2. Dunn county, at Manning, on June 4. Stark county, at Dickinson, on June 5. Burke county, at Bowbells, on June 8. Divide county, at Crosby, on June 9. Williams county, at Williston, June 1 1. Major Frank Henry will make the sales and no lands bearing coal deposite or thought to be coal lands will be offered for sale. The state engineer has inspected all of the lands to be offered for sale. Much of the Williams coun ty school and instiutional land was held back because of coal found there- The railroad com panies are co-operating and will undoubtedly see that these lands are bought up by settlers. School Land Leasing School lands will be leased in every couny in the sate during Anril. There is a total of 558, 579.25 acres to be leased, all for terms of five years with the ex ception of the lands in Cass and Steele counties. The leases will be held at the courthouse in each county. The dates for the var ious counties are given as follows: •be figure following the name of the county indicating the day of April the leases are to be made: Adams, 24 Barnes, 12 Benson 9 Billings. 1 Bottineau, 20 Bowman, 22 Burke, 23 Bur leigh. 7 Cavalier, 9 Dickev. 9 Divide, 24 Dunn, May 1 Eddy. 8 Emmons, 20 Foster 7 Grand Forks, 12 Griggs, 6 Hettinger, 2 7 Kidder, 1 7 LaMoure, 2 Lo gan, 1 5 McHenry, 21 Mcintosh, 14 McKenzie, 29 McLean, 6 Mercer, 30 Morton, 1 Moun trail, 30 Nelson, 10 Oliver, 29 Pembina, 7 Pierce, 19 Ramsey 14 Ransom, 3 Renville, 22 Richland, 5 Rolette, 16 Sargent 6 Sheridan, 5 Stark, 3 Steele, 6 Stutsman, 8 Towner 15 Walsh 13 Ward. 10 Wells, 9 Williams, 27 Golden Valley, 2 Slope, 23 Sioux 4. M. W. Power at Killdeer M. W. Power arrived this week from Beach and has let the con tract for his new building on his lot just north of Cole's market and opposite the Tribune office. Lumber and material were haul ed to the ground and the Hoye carpenters immediately started work. The building will be 24x 50 feet and will be finished thru out, and will perhaps be ready for occupancy within a few weeks Mr. Power states that he already has purchased suitable fixtures and a portion of the stock of clothing and shoes and he will be open for business as soon after the building is finished as pos sible. He is optomistic over the outlook for a good business in his oarticular line in the new town of Killdeer and thinks more of the town and its people all the time. Mr. Power is alive wire in business circles and we wish him success in his business venture at this place.—Killdeer Herald. VOLUME XI PUBLISHED AT BEACH, GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1915 Third Trial for Jim Jan Jims Jury for Case in Federal Court Secured—Defendants Charged With Sending Obscene Litera ture—Similar to Case Against Frost. Bismarck, March 25.—The case of the United States vs. Sam uel H. Clark and C. H. Crockard, edtor and business manager re spectively of the publcation known as Jm Jam' Jems and charged on wo counts wiih send ing obscene literature by express or channels of intersate commerce opened before United States Dis trict Federal Judge W. F- Booth of Minneapolis in the federal court of Bismarck at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. United States District Attor ney M. A. Hildreth of Fargo is prosecuting the case while the de fendants are represented by At torneys Tracy and George Bangs of Grand Forks and Dudley Nash of Minot. Because of the prom inence of the defendants and the publication, and the national in terest centered in the case, the court room was taxed to capac ity with spectators when the trial opened. History of the Case. This is the third trial of Clark an dCrockard. In March 1913, thety were summoned into feder al court before Federal Judge Willard to answer to 24 accounts of sending obscene literature through interstate commerce channels. The first trial resulted in a disagreement. The second trial was held in Tune of that year when the de fendants were found guilty both counts. Judge Willard im posed a fine of $2,000 and costs for each count on each defendant with a sentence of two years each in the federal penitentiary. The verdict of the jury was based on two specific charges of the March and another issue of Jim Jam Jems known as the sensational edition that year. Clark and Crockard carried the case to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and won it, the higher court in its decision of March 2, 1914, ordering a retrial on the grounds that the case involved not only the two paragraphs of »he issue on which the defendants had been found guilty, but the en tire articles of those publications Something like 148 errors were nlso put forth by the defendants in their appeal, but these were set aside by the higher court The present or third trial now under way is accordingly a re-trial of He two counts on which Clark and Crockard had been found guilty- Judge Willard, who pass ed sentence in the trial of June, 1913 has since died, and Judge Amidon of Fargo against whom Booth is serving in place of Judge affidavit of prejudice had been filed. Jury is Secured Both the government and the defence exhusted their pre-emp tory challenges before a jury was finally secured shortly after 6 o' clock yesterday evening. In all 31 jurymen were examined. Both the government attorney and counsel for the defense ex ercised caution and exacting an swers in their examinations. It was plainly seen that the case is eoing to be hard fought and that the legal talent involved will put forth their best efforts. Several of the jurymen examined admit ted they had formed an impres sion in the matter and were ex cused. Almost all stated in the examinations that they had at sorre time or other read the pub lication or parts of it, and per used newspaper articles covering two previous trials, and had at some time or other heard these cases and the present case dis cussed. Wfule there were many ^at knew the defendants person ally, there were also quite a few strangers to Clark and Crockard examined for the jury. Rapid Fire Questions Attorney Hildreth directed much rapid firing questioning to the score of friendship acquaint ance with the defendants. Fre quently he launched forth with the question as to whether or not the jurymen, if he had read the Jim Jam Jems publications or ar ticles hereof, had not formed an opinion as to guilt or innocence of the defendants in regard to the charges on which they had and are at present being tried. At X. .if1' A Newspaper that Causes Comment in a Town that is Talked About torney Tracy Bangs in each in stance objected to this question on the grounds that it called for the conclusion of the witness and in each case was sustained by judge Booth. SPrinkling of Humor There was also a sprinkling of humor interspiced with the ser iousness of the examinations. In reply to a question put to a jury man in regard to his acquaintance with counsel for the defense or acquaintance with the attorneys in his home town, if any, the jury man replied that he knew neither Tracy nor George Bangs nor Dudley Nash, and that the town in which he made his residence af forded its citizens no legal talent. "Lucky town." said Hildreth- Predict Short Trial. After the jury had been sworn in by Judge Booth, adjournment was taken until 10:00 o'clock this morning, when the introduction of testimony will commence. The government has eight or nine witnesses to place on the stand and the defense has none. None was placed on the stand in pre vious cases. It is the opinion of the court at taches and those supposed to be in a position to know, that the "ase will come to a speedy close, a number even offering the predic tion that it will terminate with a -tight session tonight. This opin ion was shared and ot least hoped for bv both defendants, who are confident that they will as quick ly be aouitted. Another "racVed house" of -oectators is looked for in the courtroom today. The "inner sanctuary" yesterday was also well filled with a number of Bis marck and out-cf-town attorneys. Ask Citizen Aid in Boosting State Mr. Editor: Inasmuch a3 the immigration law does not become operative till July i, and of course none of its funds available till that time, 1 l.ive determined to ask the newspapermen of the state to assist in doing a little pre liminary work which might be termed the "Personal Letter Im migration Movement It is for each editor to ask the people with in the reach of his circulation to write letters to friends and news papers in their old home in their respective states, telling them of their successes of the wonderful resources of North Dakota how they raise corn, clover, alfalfa, cattle, hogs of the nice, pure at mosphere with its refreshing qual ities for sleep that the blizzards which the eastern papers adver tise so diligently do not occur of the long hours of daylight and the abundance of sunshine that this state has far more coal than any state in the union, which is a pos itive fact of how North Dakota is the last state in the union to feel hard times and the first to recover, and many other items of interest and fact which may sug gest themselves. It will be over four months be fore the immigration commission "an begin effective work, and in the meantime at least 50,000 let ters could be written to friends in he east. Fix up this appeal in your own language, and tell them if they will send to this office the addres ses of friends to whom they would like to have maps and literature sent, I will see that they are sup plied free. If the press of the state will unite in this "Personal Letter Im migration Movement" it will have a tremendous effect for good. I will appreciate marked copies of anything you may print on this subject. Yours very truly, R. F. FLINT, Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor and Immigration Com missioner. Ford Pays Heirs $7,000 Grandparents of Nels Nelson Kill ed in Fargo Accident Are Re membered by Auto Firm. Fargo, N- D., March 22.—A signed agreement whereby the three children of Nels X. Nelson and their grandparents will re ceive $7,000 as a settlement for the accidental death of Nels X. Nelson, who was trapped with John Hall, another laborer, when the first floor of the new Ford building collapsed at the noon hour on Feb. 3, last, has been made between the Ford Motor company and J. C. S. Nelson, a brother of the Nelson killed, at the Ford offices in Detroit Mich. Mr. Nelson, who is in the jewelry business here and located in the Central Drug store on Broadway, returned early yesterday morning from Detroit and stated that the only step now necessary is for the settlement to be approved by the court. He added that no at torneys were employed by either parties involved. Hall Settlement Pending A settlement is pending in re gard to the accidental death of John Hall, who left a widow and four children, the eldest a cripple. The widow is demanding $8,000 but as yet a settlement has not been reached. Mr. Nelson stated that the stories that had been spread broadcast that the Ford -ompany had come forward vol untarily with big settlements were false- The company dii, how ever, pay his trip to Detroit and return. Speaks Highly of Ford People Mr. Nelson speaks very highly if the Ford people and stated hat he was informed by people ^ornected with the Ford offices hat the company is giving em ployment to many left depend tion with its work, providing they ent through accidents in connec vvant to work. Busy Year For R. R. Commission Bismarck, March 25.—Fair mount is to get anew depot. The residents there have been after a new depot from the Milwaukee for some time but without suc cess. The company was instructed by the board of railroad commis sioners at their last meeting to prepare plans and submit them for approval to the railroad com missioners by April 15. The building must be completed by August 1 of this year. Cannot Close At the same meeting the rail road commissioners refused the applications of the railroads to close the statons at Hesper and Karnak. The railroads were anx ious to do this but as the receipts a these two points are in excess of $12,000 the applications were re fused. From the way things look at present this is going to be a busy year for the commission. Ar rangements were partially com pleted at their me-itm,? Friday to hold a number of hearings at dif ferent points through Vive state The first of these will be at Minot the first week in April. There area number of complaints from this section of the state which will be taken up at the meeting. Want Stockyards A large number of petitions are being filed each week for the establishment of stockyards various places. This is very grat ifying to the commissioners nearly all of the applications are made because of the large in crease in hogs, making necessary increased facilities for handling tiiis 1 .siness. in J. W. McNeice was sworn and put on duty as policeman and •treet commissioner, awaiting the action of the city council to con firm his appointment, which ac tion was laid on the table at the last meeting, the council wishing to reduce the salary from $ 100 "o $80 per month before con firming any appointment. John has been busy this week cleaning up the streets and filling in holes about town which endangered traffic. iut* Historical Society VOTES TWENTY-ONE TIMES AT $1 A VOTE Indianapolis, March 20 A record voting of twen ty-two times in one day at a dollar a vote was claim ed by Fred Eisner, testi fying in the Terre-Haute election case. Eisner tes tified that he confined his operations to three pre cincts. and sa'd he was cheated out of a dollar "as the paymaster said I had r^ade enough money already. Albert Mast, one of the eighty-pight pleading guil ty, testified he was twen tv-one years old on elec tion dav and had "cele brated it by voting six times." "The Spoilers" Here April 9th A" I?' 1?. Maybe you area movie fan and maybe you are not. If you are scene, nverv in as It is a very clear indication that the farmers are gradually aband oning excessive grain farming and are taking up stock raising. BELFIELD TO INCORPORATE AS CITY BUILD WATER WORKS With only 35 votes against the proposition, the citizens of Bel field have voted to incorporate as a city, and issue bonds of $20, 000 for the installation of a wat erworks system, with the neces sary equipment in the power plant furnish electric lights for the city. Washington, goes to the Gamb ling Hall and gambles in a vain effort to drown his troubles. He wins until huge piles of chips are on the table before him. At this point Cherry Mlacotte and Bron cho Kid plot to stop his mad win nings. The kid takes the dealers chair in the faro games while Cherry assists him. Glenister loses all. It is an intense mo ment when he rushes from ths chair and offers to bet his share in the Midas mine against the gambline outfit of Broncho Kid As the Kid turns the The trouble is, you can't ap Drecinte it unless you see it. Wil liam Farum as Glenister and Miss Kathlyn Williams as Cherry Mal cotte takes the leading parts. There are others prominent, such as Dextry, Helen, Slapjack, the crooked judge and Politician, and the Broncho Kid. Northwest is in Good Condition Mineapolis, Minn., March 23. —The northwest today is in bet ter condition financially, commer cially and in an agricultural way than it ever was. This was the optomistic report brought to St- Paul todav by J.M. Hanaford, president of the North ern Pacific railroad, upon his re turn from a two weeks' inspection rip of the road. "The northwest will see a larg er acreage planted to wheat this year than ever before," said Mr. Hannaford. "The high prices of grain will tend to extend the acreage under cultivation and divert land from other usage. A great deal of fall blowing was done and the coun try received an unusually large fall of snow, which is now melting well." Eight Pages fhe ..!/-» i, ed its way into his back where it Coming to the Opera Home on ,od When he wm shot he F.8 um Big Hit ir. "The Spoilers. The coming of the Law, the her grand-daughter, Mrs. Mary •nw that replaces the old "six Scott, near Squaw Gap, north of shooters" happens just before: here. me of the dramatic points of the '[he body was brought to her tory. Glenister, driven to des-1 son's home near Westerheim piration in trying to save his mine where a short service was held from the political crooks of Monday evening and the remains tatal card which takes Glenister last cent. Cherry dramatically comes to the rescue. NUMBER 20 Young Man Shot May Not Live Son of L- C. Rosenkranz, a Prom inent School Teacher in Green River District. acci- Percy Rosenkranz was dentally shot Sunday morning, and only time will tell whether or not he will live. Young Rosen kranz is a young man of twenty two and has a homestead in Mc kranz is a young man of twenty the accident was visiting his fath er in Green River township. Percy with his little ten year old brother had started in a sleigh to a straw stack some two miles away where they intended to fill some straw ticks. They took their rifle with them and Dlaced it down in front of them. In going over a rough place in the road the young man in some way accidently kicked the trigger ami bullet entered the young man** leg just above the knee and plot** fell from the .leigh and a. the boy was no( sltong nough (o a in to not it is all the more reason you should see "THE SPOILERS" which will be shown at the Beach Opera House on Saturday, March 9. Movies may come and go, but those who see "THE SPOILERS" will always remember it as the best, bar none, ever seen in this city. One wonders how the pro ducers could take Rex Beach's popular book, by the same name, and reproduce it so faithfully on the 3creen. To describe the pic ture and do it justice is impos sible. From the time Helen Ches ter arrives in Alaska and takes! such a prominent part in the busi ness and personal affairs of Glen ister and Dextry, to the final which is beautiful in :n?e of the word. "THE SPOILERS" is a vividly told story for those who appreciate red blooded men and women Every phase of human emotion is shown and in such a manner that Mrs. Emily Harman died Fri it gives a lasting impression. day, March 12th, at the home of ,.ft was compelled to driye back home gbout a m-,e for he,p and eave the wounded man lying in the snow. After hearing of the accident the father rushed to the scene and found his son lying unconscious in the snow. He was taken home and Dr. Cosgrove of Belfield call ed. When the doctor arrived it was found that he was in a very serious condition, and that he would have to have an operation performed. The young man was taken to a hospital in Belfield where he received surgical atten tion. There is small chance for his recovery.—Medora Herald- Later: The unfortunate man died at Belfield on Wednesday. Obituary of Mrs. Emily Harman viewed by many friends. Interment was made in the Sen tinel Butte creamery Tuesday aft ernoon, Rev. Burns officiating. Mrs. Harmon was born May 22, 1839, in the state of Ken tucky and from there she went to Missouri with her parents, where she spent her girlhood. She was married to George W. Harmon in 1871 and lived in Mis souri until 1905, when she and her husband came to North Dak ota. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Grav en of Westerheim, and Mrs. Ida Queensbury of Missouri, and her only son, Thos. Harmon of West erheim, N. D- She had been a member of a Baptist church in Missouri for 35 years. Her many friends extend to the family their most heartfelt sympathy in this great bereave ment. Those who knew her feel that they will miss a friend endeared to them by years of pleasant as sociation and helpful kindness. That she was spared to reach an advanced age in full possession of all her faculties is indeed a cause for thankfulness. May her mantle of gentle deeds and loving words be left with us, and may our last end be like hers.—Contributed. Commission Form at Marmarth Commission Issue Calls Out Larg est Vote that has Been Cast in Several Years—Village Asses sor is Only Office Un-Contested The question of incorporating as a city under the charter form of government was easily the leading issue in the annual village election held last Tuesday, and was responsible for calling out the largest vote that has been cast in several years, 102 ballots being cast, but of this number on ly 99 voted upon the commission question, 75 for, 24 against, 3 being non-committal.