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7i if BSr y¥^ vv" "5 %$ •"'i" fpflL jfc 1 J&m mm m*" ... SSSfli The (toll Call** By Olaf Larson. ^Bankers 14.. \,'^Lawyers 4. fr^-Merchants r" P- 6. -'"'v Other professions 1.*"^ ^Farmers 7. Look at the above roll call. This is a business roll call. It means some thing to the farmers of North Da kota. There isn't* any guess work about this roll call. It is official. It is' taken from House Journal Vol. I, session of 1913 and the 1913 blue book.. Don't take our Word- for it. Look it up for yoXirself. House Jour nal Vol. I, H. B. No. 4, blue book $age£ 522-533. Arid what roll call is it? It is the roll- 'call on -the ten per cent bill. It is the roll call to reduce the rate cff interest from 12 per cent to 10 per cent. The above voted against the reduction. They voted to keep the rate of interest high. Twelve per cent looked good to them. Look at that roll call again. No tice the figures. Notice the occu pations. Does this roll call mean anything to you, Mr. Farmer? Does It show you something? Plain, isn't It? We felt it before now we can see it. Now we can see why we are Betrayed by our Legislators. Because they are not ,:ours." They are the •iter fellows Legislators. They are of, by and for the other fellow. They do not belong to us. They are not of us. We could not expect them to be for us. And they never have been. They work for their own interests. Ip"1JPKere isn't any doubt about that, fj&g Let us look at that roll call once more. We cannot overdo this thing. For it iff mighty important to us. Fourteen bankers. There were twen ty-two in the House, all told. There are twelve hundred bankers in North Dakota. They compose one-fifth of one per cent of the population o? .the. state. In the Legislature they constituted twenty pej: cent, of all members-in-1913. Interesting? Rather! Four lawyers. There were thir teen all "told. There are twelve hun drKTfaWyers fa-Worth Dakota. They are one-fifth, of one 'per cent of the population of the state. And ten per cent of the population of the 1913 Legislature. Seven farmers. .i Is comment necessary?? ftfe But let ns see what happened. wis Thirtyreight men voted against the ten per cent law, and in favor of twelve per cent.' Less 4haa one iM fourth of these men were farmers. And whatr did- the voters think of -ITioso thirty-eight men? Did they permit them io vote against reduc ing the rate of interest the second a This reduction-recame £n is$iil in fhe 1914 campaign. The farmers were getting restless and the signs of a farmer awakening threw a scare into the camp of those smug gen tlemen who thrive by the interest router The people were awakening. Interest must be reduced. And it was reduced by the 1915 Legislature Hy unanimous vote. This is interest ing political history. A law defeat ed in the Senate of 1913 with thirty eight opposing -votes in the House jtnd passing both Houses in 1915 ., without a desenting voice. And why? Because on 'this one proposition the members of the Legislature had deft Site instructions. There wasn't any doubt. about what the people want ,„?d. The people knew. The Legis "lators knew that .the people knew. And the law passed. Evidently It ,'fioes. good to let the public servants ~. '!w*p from home once In a while. rS'ivfl But another thing is more evident -still... That is tHe necessity of send ing to our Legislature men whose in terests are the same as our -own, ... instead of those, who are interested in our exploitation., For we must .fjpotice t%^»^only 17- per Wnt of all on thiff interest proposition. 1 Twenty-five' per cent of the lawyers voted wrong. And sixty per cent of the bankers voted wrong. Why should lawyers and bankers make laws for farmers? Another thing is evident. That, no man should be sent to the Legis lature to use his own personal judg ment upon all matters. These men are our servants. Let us have them serve us. Let us say what they shall do. Have them throw away their platforms and let us give them a program for a change. Let them stop telling us what they would like to do for us and let us start tell ing them what we expect them to do. This is the way to secure represent ative government. s? v-—' SHORTAGE OF MEN. Britain's women of the future had better have an occupation or a pro fession. Husbands are going to be scarce. This warning has been sept to Brit ish girls by Mrs. W. L. CouHnay, a well-known sociologist, who warned the majority of them that an idle and luxurious age is past. "I think the shortage of inifeii ^Swill be terrible after the war," said Mrs. Courtney. "Tlfo girltf now in the schoolroom will have a' very bad time. They oughiV.tp^ bet taught, do something. '•Women in" the future, also, will be needed in work because of the shortage of available young men. It is extremely important to reccignize now that few girls of 17 or 18 will be able to find husbands after the war so they, ought to fit themselves to become useful to the community." Mrs. Courtney believes that women will in the future be especially val uable in municipal and government work. Poultry keeping, horticulture and farming should bo splendid fem inine occupations, she stated, add ing her belief thkt the British girl problem will be serious for years t5 come. WASN'T OVERCOME. Jones met his neighbor, Smith. "You were shooting this morning?'^ asked Smith. Cv^Yes, I had to kill my dog,'* an swered Jones. ..,i.,',Was he mad?" asked Smith.* Well," Jones, "he didn't seem any too well pleased." V* *r%A* I* to- hc.vz loved^and lost than to pay alimony. S mt S "If*' Til vl*W THE NONPARTISAN LEADER I FURN\5H THE FEED AND HE ^e.TS THE. CREAM, RUN ON THE ROCKS Bismarck, N. D.—The general fund out of which the state government is maintaihed is again depleted. Today there is a balance in this fund of $29,044.73. The receipts up to January 1, 1916, will in all prob ability not exceed $300,000 and the expenditures will undoubtedly run considerably beyond $200,000 and $300,000. This is to be taken care of by the 'increase of approximately 25 per cent in the valuation of the assessable property in the state made by .the state board of equalization. The payments out of the general fund for 1915 to September 1 were as follows: January, $98,345 Feb ruary, $145,695 March, $248,345 April $134,398 May, $90,898 June, $114,709 July, 300,752, and August, $118,166, or a tofal for the eight months of $1,277,308, or an average of $159,663. Last year the receipts of the gen eral fund for the last four months of the year were as follows: Sep tember, $23,368 October, $46,160 November, $144,506 December, $78, 814, or a total of $292,849. This gave the general fund an averagS income for the four months of $73,212. Sub tracting this the average expendi tures per month of the current year of $159,663 and it will give a monthly deficit in the general fund of §86,454. While there may be considerable variance in both the expenditures and income for the remainder of the year yet it is a foregone conclu sion that .officials and employes and those having business relations with the state will have to wait for a considerable portion 6? thSIr money until revenue begins to come in from the new tax. If the expenditures from the gen eral fund for the first eight months of 1915 continue-throughout the two year period of 1915 and 1916 they will reach the very large total of $5,098^232. According to the state auditor, 'for 19i2 and 1913 the ex penditures from the general fund were $3,155,957. If the present rate of expenditures^ is maintained this will be exceeded in 1915 and 1916 by $1,942,275, or an increase in excess of £0 per cent., The expenditures during'the 'sec ond year of the biennial period are not as grea? as during the first year, and yet the expenditures, during the cecor.d yet? of the hUr.i&sl psiiccl would have to cease almost entirely (Aft £00©J LET THE. OLD l*\AN \N0RW. 7/M A North Dakota Dairying Scenes in order to keep the expenses of the state as low as for the previous bi ennial period. It is safe to predict that the increase in the state ex penditures for the years 1915 and 1916 will be greatly in excess over the increase during any other bi ennial period ih the history of the state. MARKET LETTER. (By J. R. Kirk Commission Co.) Exiling Cattle: The market ha3 shown a little strength this week. Killing cattle have shown a gain of about 10 to 25c while the best stock cattle have gained 15 to 25c. Med ium to fair kind held about steady. Good to choice western steers $7.00 to $7.75, fair to good $6.50 to $7.00. Good to choice range cows ahd heif ers $5.75 to $6.50. Good to choice natives $5.00 to $5.75, fair to gootf $4.50 to $5.00. Cutters ,$400 to $4.25. Canners $3.50 to $3.76. "Shel ley" old coWs $3.00. Butcher bulls $4.75 to $5.25. Bolognas $440 to $4.75. Common light bulls $4.00 to $4.40. The stocker and feeder marke? tM8 latter part of last week showed a gain of from 10 to 15c and has done likewise this week making a big quarter gain from last week's low time. Select^ fleshy feeding steer^ $6.75 to $7.25. Gbod tfc choice feed ers 850 to 1050 pounds ard' selling from $6.25 to $6.75, fair to gooS $5.50 to $6.00. Yearlings and calves,' good to choice, $5.75 to $6.50, fair to good $5.25 to $5.75 and all common light off-colored stuff is selling at from $4.25 to $5.00 according to flesh. Heifers $5.25 to $5.75 for fH5 best, fair t& good kind $4.75 to $5.2?. Feeding cows $4.25 to $4.75. Right good ones at $5.00. Stock bulls at $4.50 to $5.00. bilkers and springers: Dairy co'^ws held steady on'good 'to choice kinds while common and' backward cow3 are. slow to move. Good to choice cows $62.50 to $75.00, fair to gooa $55.00 to $62.50, common ahd Back ward cows $35 to $50. The hog maflcet today ruled ten higher, sales ranginc from $6.75 to $8. Bood heavy hogs are now selling at comparatively better prices, While they are' still discriminating against heavy packing sows. Heavy !hog§ sold- .from $6.75 to $7.25,. median&l from $7.25 to $7 80 and- lights froSS $7.80 to, $8^0.. t, poutT*c*»- J. R. KIRK COM. GO. 'V PAGE ELEVEN Call HE 5 SO(V|£ ME# 1" 1 .'K?'