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HENTS STATE ON 1U RAJL CREDITS LAW—TEIAM Ol N. P. L. Sioux Falls, April 2.—Governor Henry J. Allen of Kansas, in a state ment to a representative of the Ar gus-Leader last evening, complimen ed South Dakota Qn her progress and mentioned especially the rural credits law but urged that there be a larger percentage of valuation, "so it will be easier for a man to borrow money." Governor Allen stated that there are great possibilities for the land law in this state. "It may be a way to check the rapid growth of land tenantry," he said. "Fifty per cent of the land in many states is owned for speculative purposes and tilled by tenants. We must check this and extend credit to worthy men to buy farms." In a public lecture at Brookings last night Governor Allen spoke on the industrial situation and the in dustrial court of Kansas. Before the lecture he attended a banquet given in his honor by the newspaper men of Brookings county. Governor Al len is publisher of the Wichita Bea con. He spoke to the newspaper men on team work and organizing for betterment. Several others from out side the county also attended the dinner, which «u served la the dor mitory. "We find that the nonpartisan lea gue making progiest in Kan&as only whrie the ean preach a elate minded doctrine." Governor Alien said in an interview. "They are gain ing followers in communities which lacked sympathy in the war. My be lief is that the league will not suc ceed in securing enough members in Kansas to seriously affect anything. We have our real farmers organiza tions which are all constructively engaged in bettering farming condi tions and opposing Townley." ANTl-NOX PA IUISANS NOMI NATE R. A. NKSTOS, OF MINOT, TO OPPOSE GOV. LYN\ J. •HAZIER. Devils Lake, N. D., April 2.—Po litical factions opposed to the non partisan league in North Dakota, in convention here yesterday, ordered that a recall election aimed at cer tain state officials, be held on or before November 8. The recall elec tion as ordered, is directed against Governor Lynn J. Frazier, Attorney General Win. Lemke and Commis sioner of Agriculture John N. Hagau. The action of the convention came after an all afternoon debate on a resolution brought up by Treadweil Twitchell, proposing the attempted recall of the three officials. Thiss is the first time in the his tory of the United States that a re call election has been ordered against a governor, or other high state officials, delegates asserted. "The brain child of the socialistic regime—the recall—having been placed on the statute books of North Dakota by the nonpartisans has grown up in four years and threat ens to destroy its parents," T. G. Nelson, secretary of the independent voters association, said. R. A. Nestos, of Minot, was un animously nominated by the anti nonpartisans as their candidate for governor at the anti-nonpartisan lea gue convention here today. He will oppose Governor Lynn J. Frazier at a recall election to be held on or be fore November 3, it was decided by the convention. Weingbjorn Johnson, chairman of the state democratic central commit tee, was nominated as a candidate for attorney general to oppose Wm, Lemke, incumbent. D. E. Shipley of Dickinson de clined nomination as a candidate for commissioner of agriculture and la bor to oppose J. N. Hagan. He in sisted it should be given to an Amer ican Legion man. The recommenda tion was left open and the commit tee of 42, wasE given power to sel ec a candidate. According to A. B. Jackson of Dev ils Lake, member of the committee of 21, the pending recall will auto matically block a reported proposal by the state to sell from $2,000,000 v Wi of stat* industrial to $4,000,000 bonds. Governor Frazier has been chief executive of North Dakota since 1916. Commissioner Hagan has held office for three years with Gov ernor Frazier while Attorney Gen eral iMMttke is serving his first term, -o Black Hand Explosion In Chicago Chicago, April 2.—Thirty families gere driven to the streets in night clothing early today when a black hand bomb wrecked the front of a tour family apartment house on the north side, an Italian section. Tene ment houses adjoining were damaged but none were seriously hurt. IIIESEI fflfi BLUEUW LID DAKOTA ATTORNEY (HCTBHIAI, DENIES SETTING DAY. Mitchell, April Attorney General Payne backing or Just simply treading water on his declaration that the South Dakota blue laws are to be enforced? Over the long dis tance telephone the attorney general denied that he had set April 3 for the first day of the blue law lid. State's Attorney Satterlee, of Davison coun -t. had made all his tentative prep arations to begin the enforcement ot the iaws according to the orders ul the attorney general, but informed of Payne's statement this morning, he declared that he would await further instructions from the attorney gen eral before bringing any action. Mr. Payne announced that he was preparing a statement, covering law enforcement, which expected to make public in a few days. State's attor neys throughout the state are eager ly awaiting the forthcoming state ment before taking any steps toward closing the moving picture theaters or enforcing any of the other blue laws. It seem to be the general belief that the storm aroused by the attor ney general at the Huron meeting of state's attorneys is merely a temp est in a teapot. One or two test cases may be brought, it is declared, and then the entire matter will be al lowed to lapse again. Lead, April 2.—Stale's Attorney Fowler has informed th'e Lead Daily Call that he will begin his campaign for the enforcement of the blue laws in Lawrence county next Sunday, and that lie will cause the peace officers and officers of the court to they are obeyed. see thai Carl's Dream Of Throne Fades Vienna, April 2.—Officially repu diated by both Hungary and Austria, former Emperor Carl was on bis way back to Switzerland today. His dream of return to the throne de finitely faded within the short space of twenty-four hours. His status had been changed from potential king to court less jester. Under Spanish safe conduct and virtually in custody of two British army officers Carl left Steinamanger for the Swiss border in a special train. Elaborate prep arations were made to guard the train. The Austrian parliament by unanimous vote declared in favor of a continuation of the republic. The Hungarian national asembly enthusi astically adopted a resolution ex pressing confidence in al Horthy. Regent Admir Vienna, April 2.—Former Emper or Carl still considers himself king of Hungary and intimated before his departure for Switzerland that he might make another attemut to re gain the Hapsburg throne. This in formation was contained in a dis patch from Steinamanger where Carl made his headquarters during the at tempted coup. Negro Horsewhipped A n a n e Dallas, Texas, April 2.—A mob of fifteen masked men early today horsewhipped and branded a negro here. They took Alex Johnson from a hotel where he was said to have been found in a white woman's room, carried him out of the city in an au tomobile and placed a noose around his neck. After obtaining a confes sion from him they horsewhipped him and painted with acid on his forehead the K. K. K. of the Klu Klux Klan. Newspaper reporters were kidnapped by the band and taken along blindfolded. They were ordered to act as press agents for the affair under threat of penalty. n/IADISON HAD FIRE LAST NIGHT R. J. BAXTER'S IMPLEMENT W A HE HOUSE AND STOCK IE» STROYKI). The local fire company had two calls within the past 24 hours, one apparently an April fool joke and the other of a very serious nature. Along about eight o'clock last even ing the siren in library park sounded and the engine and fire fighting crew made a quick start for some inde finite point only to find after going a block or so, that a false alariu had been given. The second alarm announcing a lire came along about 2:20 this morning and at that time it was discovered that It. J. Baxter's imple ment house on the corner of Van Eps avenue and First street S. W. contained a blaze that threw a scare into the hundreds of people cominu out so early in response to the long sustained shrieks of the electric siren. Night Policeman George Farrand saw the blaze a gew minutes after it had gotten a start in the south center portion of the Baxter estab lishment. Being practically the dead of night the fire company had first to dress and make all speed for the fire hall, which, of course, occupied several minutes of precious time. It happened that fire chief I. D. Lee uud Hay Pheiffer were out of town but thai made little difference so far as volunteers were concerned. There were sufficient ready in a moment (u man the engine and auxiliary truck and get bus uu a tremendous task, that of accepting the challenge of the fire enemy that had in its path a string of frame buildings side by side all the way from Van Eps avenue to Egan avenue. By the time the company got into action last night the flames from Baxter's place of business had spread the entire length of the building and also had eaten their way through the roof, great clouds of smoke rolling eastward over the city as barrel after barrel of lubricating oil, stoed in the north end, blew up and intensi fies the degree of heat. Three couplings were made, one near the front of the Raad garage, another down by Pete Hanson's shop and the third on McKillip's corner. From these a steady volume of wa ter was prejected into the fiery pit along the sides and on the roof of Wm. Welling's barber shop and rooming house, which, it was well known were doomed for destruction despite ull efforts to save them. It was plainly obvious that Baxter's im plement house could not be saved through even the most strenuous ef forts. After directing floods of wa ter that way a greater job faced the hard working fireman, namely, that of undertaking to save Dr. Har wich's veterinary hospital and the frame building just west of Jack's restaurant. The crowd uresent were fearful that, with such a start, the conflagration would stalk right on east and emerge on Egan avenue aft er licking up the four buildings in the path of the fiery monster. As soon as it became realized that Mr. Baxter's building was sure to go, a line of men filed into Mr. Welling's barber shop and rooming house and carried out all the furniture and household necessites it was possible to remove. These were placed in the street and guarded well until morn ing dawned. Any attempt to save machinery in the burning implement house was futile, except in one in stance. A corn sheller and a truck were rescued, but the balance of the contents, which included a $15,000 to $18,000 stock of International im plements, were simply ruined. The great wonder is that Iver Raad's garage roof was not also set on fire. It was dangerously near to the burning structure to the south. The fact that it was of brick was the one redeeming feature in that di rection. Had not the garage stood where it now is a strong wind from the west would have given Madison the greatest fire loss it has experi enced in its history. The five frame buildings facing south on First street south would have been entirely wip ed out with great damage to adjoin ing brick structures on Egan avenue just east of the fire center. Mr. Welling's buildings were im mersed with streams of water pro jected under well sustained pressure and thus escaped total demolition, though for dwelling purposes they are past repair. This morning Mr. Welling stated that his loss would be close to $5,000 and this mostly on barber shop equipment, household good8 and other personal belongings. From 2:20 when the fire was first discovered until day dawned the fire company thoroughly drenched the Baxter corner and the Welling build ing. No one could have worked harder to quench an insatiable blaze MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 2,1921. thqn did those men who got danger ously near the billows of smoke and flame that rolled in great clouds out through the roof of the implement liouse^and none could be more will ing than they to exert their utmost in order to obviate a most costly property loss. Indeed the city was lucky in having not only valient men but the assistance of the $7,500 American La France fire engine at a time of great hazard and need. Great numbers of people who were not aroused by last night's alarm vis ited the spot of the disastrous blaze all day and all of them expressing wonder that the entire row of First street frame building did not go up in smoke and flame. Mr. Baxter, i e principal loser in ihe worst fire tl at has visited Madi son since the burning of the German Baptist church, has only been in business a few months. He sold his farm and invested in the implement Inisiness with bright prospects for a iiermanent livelihood and success fi nancially. He feels the ruination of his business keenly although enough insurance was carried to cover two thirds of the contents of the burned building. All that is left of his place of business is the warped safe and angled and twisted hf-aps of junk that was formerly the best and high est priced farm machinery it was pos sible to purchase. HappEy will be that day when Ma dison builds completely in brick and stone and does away wilh frame structures anywhere within the fire limits. The floor of the Baxter building had been soaked in oil the past 30 years and this alone consti tuted a great fire danger. Little is known and no one seems able to advance any surmise, just how last night's fire originated. It might have been do to spontaneous v.uii bust ion siuee no fire of any con •:.et4ueiiL-e wa.i left In tb*r office slove at closing time. Yesterday was a warm day and a hard coal heater would naturally be fired but little lui producing warmth, hence the fire could not have possibly been started from an overheated stove. IV FORCES 10 lOL VI I CXWFKRKNCE BE HELD OJf APRIL 3 TO PLAN BETTER LAW ENFORCEMENT Mitchell, April 2.—The opinion handed down by former Attorney General Palmer a few days before leaving office to the effect that beer might be manufactured and sold for medicinal purposes has aroused much interest and speculation all over the country. The Anti-Saloon league feels that this opens the way for vio lations of the law to a very large ex tent and is exerting its influence to overcome this adverse opinion. Captain F. B. Ebbert, associate general counsel of the Anti-Saloon League of America, who will give two addresses at the state law en forcement concention to be held here on Tuesday, April 5, comes direct from Washington, and will have first hand information as to plans of the national organization in this and other matters of vital import. Cap tain Ebbert knows the law and the facts about prohibition. He can tell It concisely, attractively, eloquently. He has been one of the outstand ing legal leaders in this fight for a dry nation for nearly a decade. He was the general counsel and legisla tive director of the Illinois Anti-Sa loon league before he was chosen as sociate counsel for the National An ti-Saloon league. His .training and ability fit him for the great work he is now doing. He will give up to the minute in formation about the fight for pend ing legislation in congress, and law enforcement. If anyone is In doubt or wants the facts about this fight, they should ask Captain Ebbert. He knows and will give the truth. A large attendance is expected at this convention, where plans will be made for more thorough enforcement of the law in South Dakota. e n y o s Business Philosophy Itotroit, Mich., April 2.—Henry Ford today summed up his business philosophy thusly: "The time for a business man to borrow money if erw, is vhen he does not need it." Boxing Banned In Minnesota JjfL*/. Paul, April 2.—The state sen ate "By a vote 26 to 24, today killed the boxing bill designed to permit contests in cities of the second and third class. The house has already Killed a duplicate bill. ill IN BUSINESS INCREASED ACTTVTTIES NOTED IN SOME TRADES, SAYS RE- fMBRVE BOARD'S MONTHLY REPORT. Washington, D. C., April 2.—Busi ness showed little indication this month of getting away from the un certainties of the last year, accord ing to the federal reserve board's monthly review. Increased activities were noted in some trades, but with those exceptions, commerce appar ently was waiting further develop ments before moving toward any thing like normal, federal reserve agents reported. Regarding trades showing it healthier side, including automobiles, textiles and footwear. the board hesitated in saying they had experi enced more than temporary advances due to the spring season. Whether the activities of such lines portended a general revival of business, the board declared no definite statement could be made. The board's observers reported that the buyers' strike, felt first last summer, still showed an almost solid front. So ^real has been the Influ ence of the public's refusal to buy at high prices that where heavier sales are reported in wholesale and retail trade they are ascribed wholly to lo-1 cal conditions. The only optimistic expression was in connection with the employment situation which, the review said, reflected sllghtljr 'lm proced conditions attributed to the increased seasonal activity IB the three showing more life. Reports from reserve banks touch- i ing agricultural communities indi cate that the cry of the farmers for labor is being answered by persons driven out of cities through uneni- i ployment. Germany Must Pay Reparation Washington, April 2.—The Ger man government has been notified of Ihe Uuited States position that Ger many must accept full moral re sponsibility and pay reparations for the world war. The attitude of the United States has not been communi cated to the Berlin government for mally because the American govern ment lias no diplomatic relations with Germany, still being technical ly at war with that country. Washington, April 2.—The qu Hon as to the legality of issu iu names of draft deserters to the [l i news papers for publication has been sub initted to the attorney generl. Th question of liability in case of B'in takes will be taken up. Now Youngest Catholic Bishop Kansas City, April 2.—Impressive ceremonies marked the consecration at the cathedral of Rev. T. F. J. Tief, as bishop of Concordia, Kan. The elevation of Bishop Tiel ,who is from the post of vicar general of the diocess of Kansas City, made him the youngest Catholic churchman of this rank in the United States. The bishop-elect was invested with ihe crozler and other symbols of office by Bishop Thomas P. Dillis, of K in sas City, assisted by Bishop P. Muldoon, of Rockford, III., and Bis hop John Henry Tisen, of Denver, Colo., a consecrators. More than li o priests a dozen monks and scores of acolytes and robed altar boys assist ed in the ceremony. o Daily Market Report Minneapolis Grain. Minneapolis, Aprii 2.—Corn— Firm compared with futures offer ings light No. 4 yellow 13% and 14 Vic under Chicago May. No. yellow closed at 48 and 49c. No. 3 mixed at 46 and 47c. Oats—Steady to firm No, 3 whit es 6 and lc over May demand fair. No. 3 whites elosed at 32 and No. 4 whites at 29^ and 31 He. Rye.—Unchanged, No. 2 at 6 and 7c over May demand fair. No. 2 rye closed at $1.36 and $1.36 H- Barley.—Easy to lc lower early, closing 1 and 2c down demand chiefly for choice. Prices closed at 46 and 66c. liou City Livestocks. Sioux City, April 2.—A very small package of porkers cleared at $9.4 0, but the real top was $9.3 5, while the hulk of the sales ranged from $8.50 and $9.26. 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