Newspaper of The Bismarck Tribune, October 7, 1919, Page 1

Newspaper of The Bismarck Tribune dated October 7, 1919 Page 1
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•k:^r ?'. 1 •h'3 •':'$,r* pair tonight. ROUND TABLE IS IN MIX-UP OYER RULESOF GAME Adjournment Taken in Order That Conferees May Con­ sider Regulations UNANIMOUS IDEA FUTILE Spargo Says Plan Won't Work— To Be Two Sessions Each Day Washington, D. C., Oct. 7.—Disagree­ ment ovei^ rules proposed for the gov­ erning of the industrial conference called by President Wilson resulted in the conference adjourning suddenly to­ day after Franklin-K. Lane, secretary of the interior, had been elected perma­ nent chairman. It will meet again at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. As proposed by tlje committee the rules provided that all concessions and decisions must be arrived at by, unani­ mous vote of the three groups represen­ ting employers, labor and public while the decision of each Individual group would be by a majority of the members of that group. The rule was attacked by John Spargo ol New York, a dele­ gate representing the public. PROVISIONS OBJECTED TO Mr. Spargo declared the conference might as well adjourn if the provision of the rule was adopted whereby a majority of any group was necessary before1 a member of the group could introduce a subject for discussion. Such a rule, he asserted, hindered es­ pecially the public group which was not composed of delegates representing homogenous interests like the labor group but contained men and women of diverse activities. He objected par­ ticularly because he said there was no provision for minority expression. Thomas L. Cliadbourne of New York replying for the committee declared the provision was believed necessary to ob­ tain effective action instead of debate. TO CONSIDER BttfcES On motion of Frederick P. Fish of the employers group the conference ad­ journed to allow each group to consider the rules separately, the employers cor­ ing solidly 011 the motion and the pub­ lic and the organized labor group divid­ ing. Several delegates expressed op­ position to adjournment a*t a time when they declared the conference should bo getting down to business. Other provisions of the rules re­ ported by the committee that the meet­ ing be open to the public and press and that there be two daily sessions from 0:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. and from 2:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. It wafij expressly stated that there should be 110 meeting on Sunday indicating that the confer­ ence was expected to continue two weeks or more. OVER $9,000,000 SPENT BY MOTOR TRAIL TOURISTS Secretary of National Parks Highway Notes Growth of Red Route Traffic Spokane, Wash., Oct. 7.—More than 19,000,000 was spent by motor tour­ ists in cities and towns along the Na­ tion Parks highway this year, the greatest touring year in the history of the country, according to Fred A. Adams, field secretary of the National Parks Highway association. "Tourists from every state in the union, with travel almost equally di­ vided between east and west bound cars, have toured the 3,000 miles of highway from Chicago to the Pacific Coast and from Puget Sound to Lake Michigan," he said. Mr. Adams bases the value of motor travel on an estimate of 30,000 cars that occupants of each car spent at least $15 a day while on the road and that each of the 30,000 cars was on 4the highway a minimum of 20 days. "I consider the estimate a Very conservative bne," he 'said. "This traffic was interstate and does not take into consideration the vgreatfy increased volume of interstate trav­ el." Although every city and town along the highway has benefited greatly, those towns, Mr. Adams declared, which have established free camps for tourists and provided accommo­ dations for their comfort have reaped the greatest financial harvest. GERMAN GENERAL JOINS BOLSHEVIKI Von der Goltz Who Made Trouble in Baltic, Is Converted Copenhagen, Oct.-- 7.—-General von der Goltz, commander of the German forces in the #altic provinces, whose activities there have recently led to sharp exchanges between the allied powers and Germany, has with his staff joined the Russian Bolshevik forces, according to a Berlin dispatch to the National Tidende quoting a re­ port from Petrograd telegraph agency. There is no confirmation of Jbe report obtainable Uncle Sam Sells Bacon at Twenty Cents in Slabs Chicago, 111., Oct. 7.—The government in its efforts to lower the cost of living and meet the cut in prices mad6 by the big packers today re­ duced the price of war de­ partment surplus bacon in 12 pound cans from $4.15 to $2.57. The government also reduced the price of slab ba­ con from 24 cents to 20 cents a pound. Quartermaster officials predict a further lowering of meat prices by the packers as a result of army stores competition. 100 PLANES LINE OPFORGREATEST OF AERIAL RACES Machines to Leave New York and Frisco for Cross-Con tinent Flight PRIZE MONEY FORFEITED Chief of Army.Air Service De­ clares Fliers Can't Ac­ cept $66,000 Mineola, N. Y., Oct. 7.—More than tlO airplanes were lined up on Roosevelt field here today awaiting the signal of Major General Barry, U. S. A., which would send them speeding on their way to San Francisco in the greatest avia­ tion contest in history. At the same time nearly two-score machines were in San Francisco ready to start an their east bound trip. The contest which is limited to military aviators is for the purpose of testing the reliability of the planes and stimu­ lating interest in recruiting for the air service. A return flight also will be made. TEN DIFFERENT TYPES Ten different typs of machines were represented in the entiries and some of them had seen active service 01} the battle field. Three of the planes en­ tered are German Fokkher machines captured almost intact on the western front. French, British and Italian ma­ chines lilso are entered. Most of the American entries are equipped with the famous Liberty motor developed by America during the war and the race will afford a good opportunity to test its quality against the best type of foreign makes. PRIZES OF $66,000 FORFEITED Although prizes totaling $66,000 have been offered by the American Flying club and private industries for the winners of the contest^ Major General Charles T. Mencher, chief of the army air service, has ruled that they could not be accepted. Under the rules of the contest there is to be no flying between sunrise and sunset on Sundays, or in bad weather. Each contestant will be required to stop at least 30 minutes at each of the twenty intermediate stops. Aviators remaining more than 48 hours at one station, unless held there by the weather, are to be disqualified. No time will) be taken out for forced landings. The route is approximately 2,700 miles in length one way. WILSON GREATLY IMPROVED TODAY President's Physicians Believe the Worst Is Over Washington, D. C., Oct. 7.—President Wilson continues to improve and he is eating and sleeping well, said a bulletin issued at 11:25 a. m. today by- Dr. Grayson, Rear Admiral Stitt, head of the Naval Medical school here, and Dr. Sterling Ruffin of this city. President Wilson, whose condition has been improving steadily for several days, had regained so much strength today, that his physicians seemed very hopeful that the worst period of his illness nad been safely passed. They still indicated there was a pos­ sibility of setback, however, and in­ sisted that he remained in bed. They thought it might be several days be­ fore he could give attention to official business and much longer before he would be able to fully to resume his duties. REMOVAL OF GREAT NORTH SEA BARRAGE HAS BEEN FINISHED Washington, Oct. 7.—Removal of the great North sea mine barrage laid by the American navy during the war has been completed. This was dis­ closed today by Secretary Daniels. Only one serious accident attended the work: one of the sweepers being blown up with the tott Of Sfev&riil livfes, THIRTY-NINTH YEAR, NO. 230. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 1919. Victor Emmanuel Signs Impor­ tant Document to Go Be­ fore Parliament PACT SOON JN EFFECT Paris, Havas Agency, Oct. 7.—King Victor .Emmanuel of Italy, signed a royal decree ratifying the German and Austrian treaties yesterday, according to a Milan dispatch to the Eclair. Ratification of the German treaty by the royal decree of the king of Italy virtually completes the steps neces­ sary for putting into effect the pact between Germany and the allied pow­ ers which was sighed at Versailles June 28, and which stipulated it would become operative when ratified by three of the great powers. The Brit­ ish parliament has already ratified the treaty, and the document now awaits only the signature of King George be­ fore becoming effective in Great Britain. Approval was given the con­ vention by the French" chamber of deputies last week, and the senate is expected to take similar action Friday or Saturday. The royal decree of the Italian mon­ arch must receive approval from the ^iext parliament, which will meet at Rome on December 1, but it is con­ sidered certain there will be little trouble in securing concurrence. Italy by the reported action of her king is the first of the powers' to ratify the treaty with Austria. WHITE SOX NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS, GLEASON Chicago, Oct. 7.—"I don't know what's the matter ," said Manager Gleason of the White Sox just before he left for Cincinnati last night, but I do know that something is wrong with my gang. The bunch I had fight­ ing in August for the pennant would have trimmed this Cincinnati bunch without a struggle. The bunch I have now couldn't beat a high school team. We hit something over .280 for the season in the American league pen­ nant race. Now that was the best hitting any ball club ever did in the history of baseball. The way those .280 hitters acted against Eller yester­ day they couldn't make a place on a high school team. "I am convinced that I have the best ball club that was ever put together. 1 have certainly been disappointed in it in this series. It hasn't played baseball in a single game. There's only a bare chance they can win now. The ang I had in August might do it. The gang that has played for me in the five games of the world's series will have to have luck to win another ball game." LEMKE ASKS SUPREME COURT THE LLOYD GEORGES ARE COMING LONDON—It isn't royalty alone that is coming to America, for here is the chief of British democracy, David Lloyd George, who is planning to visit the United States with his wife as soon as things quiet down in England. CITY MAY RECOVER TITLE TO LAND OF GREAT VALUE CLAIMED BY UNCLE SAM AND NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY 'S ROYALDECREETO RATIFY_TREATY Question of Whether IjJd,winton or the Railroad Got Here First to Decide Ownership of Tract BISMARCK TRIBUNE TO RESTRAIN BANKING BOARD Worth Several Hundred Thou­ sand Bismarck Assessor's Work Complimented. Does all the railroad property be­ tween Main and Front streets fro Ninth to Washington streets belong to the city? If it does, the city intends tuking it over making Itismarck one of the richest cities for its size in the United States. The question seems to hinge on' whether the city was here before the railroad, or the railroad before the city. If the former, the property be­ longs to the city, if the latter, it does not. At its regular weekly meeting last night, the. city commission discussed informally the probable ownership of this property and the city attorney, II. F. O'Hare, was instructed to inves­ tigate the matter, obtain as much in­ formation from the records,Abstracts of titles and from' old time settlers so that the city can commence suit to quiet title 011 any property that the records indicate belongs to the city. In all probability, any such action will result in two suits, one against the Northern Pacific to test the title of the land it occupies within the limits above mentioned and the other against the government to test the title of the land where the weatehr bureau now stands. It is not believed that the city commis­ sioners contemplate any legal action against other property within the dis­ tricts outlined above. ALL STREETS OPEN The 'commissioners last night looked over the map of the original townsite of Edwinton which ultimately .become the city of Bismarck. There has been considerable discussion whether the even numbtred streets crossing the Northern Pacific right of way were open or not, the railroad contending that they were not. O11 the plat of the original town site, however, 110 streets crossing the railroad property, are shown to be closed which leads the city commissioners to believe that these streets can be opened at any time the city so desires. The railroad, it was said last night, claims 400 feet of right of way through the original townsite which includes all property between Main and Front streets and ten feet of sidewalks 011 each of these streets besides. Practi­ cally alt of this land, with th4 excep­ tion of that now occupied by the rail­ road for its trackage, depot, park and Other railroad property, is QWned by private individuals. It is believed that the site of the weather bureau was the original loca­ tion of old Fort Hancock and it is a question whether the fort was here before the townsite was granted or af­ ter. The weather bureau property and the property occupied by the Northern Pacific within the area of the original townsite will be the first two parcels of land whose original ownership will be investigated. BEST ASSESSED CITY In a letter to the city commissioners, George E. Wallace, state tax commis­ sioner, said: "In the assessment for 1919] I find that there is no city as­ sessed better than Bismarck and I am Inclined t6 think Bismarck furnishes t«6 be§t ft* tift yetth" (Continued oa Paid Seven) «. 'S1 GARYUNDERWARi CONTROL TODAY FOLLOWING RIOT Major General Wood With 1,100 Federal Troops Commands Steel City GOODRICH ASKED FOR AID Indiana Governor Declared Con­ ditions Rendered Federal Help Necessary Gary, Ind., Oct. 7.—Gary, site of one of the United States Steel cor­ poration's greatest plants, affected for more than two weeks by the nation­ wide strike in the steel industry, today was under military control of approxi­ mately 1,100 federal soldiers com­ manded by Major General Leonard Wood, commandant of the central de­ partment of the army. Five hundred more troops fresh from riot duty at Omaha, Neb., were on their way here early today. The call for federal troops was made by James P. Goodrich, governor of In­ diana, after thousands of strikers paraded and held mass meetings after being forbidden by the mayor, police and 300 state militia men stationed at Gary. With the parade yesterday, accord­ ing to a statement by Governor Good­ rich, the situation became so threaten­ ing that it was deemed advisable to ask for federal troops. WHITUOf BAG TEN-FRAME BOUT AND SAVE SCALP Gleason's Men After Scolding From Manager Show They Can Plav Ball REUTHER IS TAKEN OUT CHICAGO, 5 CINCINNATI, 4 The score: R. H. E. Chicago 000 031 000 1—5 10 3 Cincinnati .. .002 200 000 0—4 11 0 Batteries—Kerr. and Schalk Reu ther, Ring and Rariden. Redland Field, Cincinnati, O., Oct. 7. —The White Sox came back this aft­ ernoon when in a hotly contested ten inning game they trimmed the Cincin­ nati Reds by a score of 5 to 4 on the National Champs' home field. By so doing the Chicago Americans retained their place in the pennant race. Had the Reds taken today's game it would have been their fifth victory, and the world series would have been over. Things looked blue for the Sox when the Reds ran in two runs in the third and duplicated this feat the next time up. In the following frame, however, Gleason's men displayed some of the wonderful recuperative ability which won for them the American league bunting. For the first time in the world's series the Sox succeeded in connecting with the ball, and the re­ sult was three runs. In the succeed­ ing inning the visitors annexed an­ other run. Reuther, who went into the box for Cincinnati and who promised early in the game to duplicate his for­ mer great battle against the Sox, was taken out in the first half of the sixth and Ring substituted for him. The damage had bee ndone, however the scorc had been tied, and the Sox had won their chance. Kerr, the left-handed youngster who won Chicago's only previous victory of the present series, settled down and froze the Reds out, while the Sox off Ring's delivery copped one more run in the first half of the tenth and took theii* second win of the series. $60,000 BET ON REDS Cincinnati, O., Oct. 7.—Seven Cin­ cinnati fans, business men. today bet $60,000 on the Reds winning today's world series contest. The money was wagered in Chicago. They wagered $15,000 at (Kids on the first game. They doubled on the second arid third games. Losing on the third game they dropped their betting to $15,000 won and th*»:i bet the $30,000 011 the fifth game which they also won. They then bet the $60, 000 on the sixth game. MANY NOTABLES OF LEAGUE ARE HERE Norbert O'Leary, private secretary to President A. C. Townley, Les Simpson, league legal adviser from Dickinson F. B. Wood of the National Nonpartisan executive committee William Leifike, Townley's chief lieu­ tenant, and a number of other league notables are here. It is understood they are doping out the possibilities of impeaching Attoriiey General Langer, State Auditor Kositzky and Secretary of State Hall, should there be a special session. No apparent steps have yet been taken, to summon a speci$tses- -'.V A ONLY HOPE FOR S S I A I E S I N KOLCHAK VICTORY *w V--1 TTORNEY KIR FARGO llANK SAYS .ANGER AND HALL HAVE EXCEEDED UTHORITY DENIES RECEIVERSHIP Right to Close State Financial Institutions Vested Solely in State Examiner, Declares Nonpartisan League Attorney—Kositzky Gets Order Citing Bank of North Dakota to Show Causes- Day's Developments Piling,Up Rapidly. Application was made to the supreme court this afternoon for a restraining order prohibiting Attorney General William Langer and Secretary of State Hall, as members of the state banking board, from further interference with the affairs of the Scandi­ navian-American bank. William Lemke of the National Nonpartisan league executive committee acted in behalf of the Fargo bank. "Will this affect the receivership?" Mr. Lemke was asked. "There is no receivership," he replied. "On what do you base that contention?" he was asked. "On chapter 53 of the session laws of 1915," said Mr. Lemke. The banking board has no authority to close a bank or to install a temporary receiver. That authority is reposed in but one person -the state bank examiner. In this instance no action has been taken by the state examiner. Therefore there is no receivership to be dissolved. "We do not ask the supreme court to enjoin the state bankihg board. We are making application for an injunction restraining individuals improperly acting as the state banking board." It was expected, Mr. Lemke said, that the restraining order would be issued during the afternoon. The court had not acted up to 3 o'clock. Under a recent ruling of the supreme court, the grant­ ing of writs is a matter upon which the full court must act. Until recently individual members of the court had this power. Barred from a further examination of the §ank of North Dakota books in an insulting letter which Director General F. W. Cathro served on Deputy State Auditor Woerner when he appeared at the bank this morning, State Auditor Kositzky at noon today procured a court order directing the Bank of North Dakota *0 show cause why the state auditor should be prevented from carry* ing out the task to which he was assigned by the attorney general Monday. The state auditor is now preparing a report of the result' of Monday's inspection of the bank books. It is said to show that the bank has in its possession some collateral similar in nature-to that -whidr was *fdund' 'in the Sdanditovian-American bam,Tal*^^s^! Fargo. It is alleged that Senator J. I. Cahill of Leith, a league organizer, appears to be a heavy borrower from the bank, and it is stated that other conditions disclosed yesterday are regarded by the state auditor as a warrant for a continuance of the examina­ tion. Cathro's letter was prepared Monday night following a con­ ference with Governor Frazier and Commissioner Hagan of the industrial commission, which has control of the Bank of North Dakota, and other league officials and a copy was, at once wired the league organ at Fargo for publication this morning. In this letter Director General Cathro in one paragraph declares the Bank of North Dakota is not in politics and in the next he makes charges against Kositzky which sound very much like the tirade which the Courier-News has made against this Nonpartisan league state official. Commander of British Troops Says Democracy Can't Be Expected of Reds London, Sept. 12.—(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)—Colonel John Ward who has just returned from Siberia where he commanded a" battalion of British troops which helped to overthrow the Bolsheviki power there, says, "In my opinion the only chance for democracy in Russia lies in the success of Kolciiak. His attitude on the land question shows that he is not the reactionary he has been represented. He sees clearly that the distribution of big estates among the peasantry cannot be inter­ fered with. "It is proposed that those land own­ ers who have survived Bolshevism shall be given compensation for the land they have lost but there is no idea of restoring the land to them. Kolchak stands up for the poor peas­ ants against what Lenine has been called the 'village of bourgeoisie.' "It is found that well-to-do peasants had murdered piany 0: the landown­ ers, given a meagre portion of the poorest land to the poor peasants and joined the bulk of the estate to their own holdings. Kolchak, with the ad­ vice of the representatives of the Al­ lies, decided to secure for the poor peasants a fair distribution of the land. When this was known the com­ paratively wealthy peasants, who had secured the biggest share of the land raised the cry that the old state of affairs was to be restored. In some cases they stirred up the peasants to revolt and caused disturbances which had to be put down by force. To know what Bolshevism is you should have been with me at Perm when the ice on the river was melt­ ing and the bodies of many who had been murdered by the Bolsheviki were revealed. I, myself, saw fifty of them and among them were the bodies of a number of women and children. At one place there was a wash house built over the river. The Bolsheviki cut a hole in the floor \through which they dropped their victims into the deep waters beneath. Bolshevisim means the end of democracy. I am certain that if Russia is left to the Bolsheviki, it wttt tmrarffttly Mttrrn to attweMtcy." liff LAST EDITION PRICE FIT* CKN1B Frazier Balks Governor Frazier stood up on his hind legs and pawed the air this morning when asked to at­ tend a meeting of the state banking board adjourned from Saturday until 10 this morning. The governor sent word he would prefer to meet at 4 when Attor­ ney General Langer and Secre­ tary Hall informed him they were prepared to meet. When the majority members of the board assembled the governor was not to be found. Neither was the state bank examiner, who is secretary of the board, nor any one of his deputies who could act as secretary in his stead. Hall and Langer proceeded to organize. Langer nominated Hall for chairman pro-tem, and the secretary of state's election was made unanimous. Hall nominat­ ed Langer for secretary, with the same result. It was then moved and carried that the state exam­ iner be required to produce copies of reports alleged tq Ifce missing from the files in which: it is claimed that deputy stage bank examiners during the last two years criticised the condition of the Scandinavian-American bank. In one of these rfeports, said to have been found in the state examiner's files, it is al­ leged, the deputy examiner is, said to have referred to the ScaQ dinavian-American bank's post­ dated checks collateral as "scat­ tered from hell to breakfast." *!1'• Guaranty Fund Board.^J^ The state guaranty fund com­ mission was expected to meet itt 2 this afternoon. O. S. Hanson of Grand Forks, and H. J. Hagei\, & president of the Scandinavian American bank and chairman of the board, were in the city this morning. B. J. Schoregge of Williston was expected in at noon. State Bank Examiner O. E. Lofthus )0L vy -**r fH? v'f iv *», K'' 1' .. 1 \r

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