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Chicago, Jan. 16.—Edward R. Tufts,
reputed to be a millionaire and owner
of a numbeir of valuable mines in Mon
tana and other Northwestern states,
has been found guilty of perjury and
unless he obtains a new trial will be
compelled to serve an indeterminate
sentence of from one to fourteen years
lit the penitentiary. The legal trou
bles of Mr. Tufts originated with a
divorce suit which he instituted
against his wife, whom he had mar
ried while he was a "cow puncher"
«n a Weate.ni ranch. He .sained a for
HUGE FORGfcRY CHARGED.,
White Earth Indians Declare"":Petition
"Washington, Jan. 16.—Affidavits
signed by Chief Pendegugeshig of the
White Garth band of Chippewa In
dians and others. ha.ve been received
in Washington setting forth that the
big petition which has been filed with
the president and congress in favor of
maintaining a national forest reserve
is a fraud.
The affidavit of Rev. Charles Wright,
an'educated member Of the same
tribe, sets forth that the names of
Indians signed to the petition were
taken from a copy of a petition which
he had originally secured, asking the
secretary of the interior for a reallot
ment of additional tracts on the White
Earth reservation, and having nothing
whatever to do with the forest re
London, Jan. 16.—The Associated
Press is advised that Ambassador
White, representing the United States
at the Moroccan conference at Alge
Ciras, will support the German conten.
,V tion both as to the open door In Mo
rocco and as to an International com
mission to control the policing of the
Ivins Declares .He Had No Accomplice*
in Holllster Murder.
Chicago, Jan. 16.—Richard G. Ivins,
self-confessed murderer of Mrri. Frank
lin C. Holllster, has been subjected to
a severe examination by th§ pblice in
Ike effort to obtain from him the'
'.. aames of his accomplices. Jit befng
thought possible that Mrs. Holllster
was kept a prisoner during a part of
the day Ivins -declared that he had
no accomplices and that he alone com
mitted the crime. 'During the exam
ination the aged father of Ivins wit in
the room witb the tears streaming
down his face, hoping that mitigation
of his son's offense might be found in
the fact that others, were with him 'at
the time the woman was killed. When
the examination was concluded the
old man asked his son:
s-l ''Did you really do this alone?"
"Yes, .1 .did Jt, alone," .replied the
1 JIOO. '.•.pify'y
•V It is the intention of the police to
^ush the case against Ivins with as
much rapidity as possible.
MR8.TAGGART CU3|E$, A»RO^M.
fieta dut iif Jurlidictlonbf the Cotirte
for a Time
t#**? 16.-—The Time»Star
publishes a story to the effect that
Mrs. Grace Taggart, who ^ras to have
appeared in the Wooster court during
title day in cocfectldnwith her recent
divorce from Captain B. F. Taggart,
V. 8, A., is on board the steamship'
Cedrlc wither two soi}g en route to
Europe. She is said to have been
fcooked as Mrs. Grace Thompson and
was accompanied by a trained nurse.
The arrangements for h'er sailing&re
said to have been made by her friends
Without her knowledge and that she'
was afterward, persuaded to make the
trip abroad in order to be out oi Cap
tain Taggart's reach until after his de
parture for the Philippines. I
Mrs. Taggart is en route for Paris,
%her« her friends have arranged for
visit of uncertain length.
INDIANS ARE DESTITUTE*-, j,
Chief Tel Is'
of Sufferings of Leech Lake:
Reds for Lack of Food. ,*
Duluth, Jan. Iff.—Unable to gather
the usual amount of rice or ^btain the
regular supply, of fish tor tfio winter
auiny of the Indians of the Leech Lake
jreservation are threatened with atarv
tfttion, according to Chief Iftatmouth.
He says the older members of hia
ssfe wholly destitute and are a!
ready Buttering th^ tortures of hunger.
The mildtatag of the weather Is all that
has prevented ritfcoy deaths. He think^
there la something duo hisijeople from
the forestry bureau far timber with
Ifeeld from fele and for land uppmpriv
ated by the bcreau and he wish«s to
visit Washington in an eRdeavcr to
pens«r# -»om9thfct»f t^ j# rUkva
tune through mining enterprises and
later', it is declared, while his wife
was in kew York, came to this city
and obtained a divorce on the grounds
of insertion. When Mrs. Tufts, heard
of the divorce she returned to Chicago
and secured the indictment of her hus
band, charging that she had not de
serted him and, that his evidence to
that eliect was perjured. Curing the
trial, which has just closed/Tufts took
the stand and swore that all the evi
dence he had given at the divorce trial
He was released on bail pending an
annfeal to the higher courts.
ALL ON BOARD 8AVED.
Passengers on Steamer Cherokee Are
Brought to Shore.
Atlantic City, N'. J., Jan. 16.—After
spending forty-eight hours in terrible
anxiety the passengers and crew, sixty
in all, of the Clyde line steamer Chero
kee, which went aground on the Brig
intine hhoals, were rescued and landed
at the inlet here. Captain Archibald,
two mates and the ship's carpenter
elected to remain on board the strand
The rescue was accomplished by
Captain Mark Caste and a picked crew
in the sloop yacht Alberta.
Captain Smith of the South Brigan
tine lifesaving station came ashore
from the Cherokee at 1 p. m. for the
first time since Friday night. He says
It is believed by the wrecking crews
that the steamer will be a total loss.
country. It is suggested that this may
make the adoption of the German view
probable, particularly in the light of
the fact that Russia has shown marked
indifference to the appeal of France
for support., The influence of the Vat
ican is also ,understood to be hostile
to France.^ "j-
VIOLATION OF OUR POLICY.
Senator Bacon Objects to- Participa
tion in Moroccan Conference..
Washington, Jffn. 16.—In the senate
Mr. Bacon Introduced the following
"Resolved, By the senate, that in
terference with or participation in any
controversy between European gov
ernments relating to European iater
aaitlonal questions is a "violation of the
,wrtl settled,, well defined policy of this
government which has been recog
ttized and observed .for more than a
Hir. Bacon stated frankly that he bad
been lnduceld to offer the resolution
by the actioi^. taken by the senate on
his Moroccan resolution. He com
mented' on an article in the Washing
tea Post which told of permission
given by Secretary Root to the writer
to examine all the papers relating to
the participation of the United States
ln the Algeciras conference and said
he had ho doubt thaVstateiaeQts in the
article were inspired .by the secretary
Mr. Lodge asked Dir. Bacon if he
was prepared to say that the article
was/ entirely upon the authority of
Mr. Bacon challenged Mr. XiOdge
and later Mr. Aldrlch to. obtain from
Sicretary Root a disavowal of that
portion .of«the article* which he htiid
to'be disrespectful to the senate.
WWcWer«, XVarfdon Work on Steamer
Duluth, Jan. 16. -r- The steamer
George Spencer, which went ashore
near ThomasTille, north shore of Lake
Superior, during the gale of Nov. 27
ftnd-2S has been abandoned by Whit
ney Bros., who had talten a* contract:
to release her.' The firm succeeded Is
getting the coal caxgo frOm the vessel,
but found th^ the bottom of the boat
^s so badly%tove tiiat it will not be
Worth while to save the hulk.
Captain James Raid c^nd his creW of
wreckers working^ ^a the steamer
UfenUa at Ehicampm^ut island. The
job is a difficult one as the boat Will
require jacking three feet the entire
length of thei hull. A high sea has
l^%ri:?rsa With the work.' ,,,
INNOCENT MAN FREED.
Confassion Release* a Life
Sacramento, OaL, Jaa.16.—Governor
Pardee has commuted the sentence of
George Barker, sent from San Free
ciac6 to the Folnom prison for life 1$,
18W. T. F. Gorman, who was exe
cuted fai N«vadaf last month, made «i
confession in which he said Ac com
Bitted the highway robbery «£.,«shtali
Barker was convicted.
RUPTURE IS IMMINENT.
Franco-Venezuelan Relations Not Yet
Officially Broken Off.
PariB, Jan. 16.—The positive state
ment was made at the foreign office
during the morning that diplomatic re
lations between France and Venezu
ela have not yet been officially broken
off. M. Talgny, the French charge,
still remains at Caracas. A rupture,
however, is imminent, though the or
der to sever relatione with Venezuela
has not been dispatched. All com
munications, owing to the interruption
of direct telegraphic connection with
Caracas, pass through Washington,
with which capital an understanding
exists. The American minister, Mr.
Russell, will take charge of French
interests in Venezuela when the offi
cial notification of the cessation of
diplomatic relations is given.
The reports that the French squad
iron is proceeding to Venezuelan wa
ters ire not confirmed, but on the
other hand they are not denied, the
officials here maintaining the strictest
Washington, Jan. 16.—Opposition, in
the house to joint statehood seems to
be gaining ground and the insurgents
are growing bolder in their denuncia
tion of the proposed administration
measure. Representative Babcock of
Wisconsin, the leader of the insurrec
tion, and his lieutenants say their
movement has gained strength sinca
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1906.
BABCOCK SAYS IT»8 UNTRUE-
Not Piqued Because He Failed to Land
Washington, Jan. 16.—When the
house met Mr. Babcock (Wis.) at once
teok the floor on a Question of per
sonal privilege. He based this on a
statement in a local newspaper en
titled "How Came Babcock to Rebel,"
mai which gave as a reason for his
opposition to joining Aricona and New
Mekleo as one state his pique at not
being made chairman of the apprbpri
Mr, f^^ne^ the. Republican floor
leader, said while he should not ob
ject in this instance he did not want- a
precedent made oif this case, as he did
not regard the stOry as raising a ques
tlon of personal privilege.
"If I am not entitled to tbe floor on
a question of privilege "I do not want
1L." renlied Mr. Babcock with some
RAILROADS WIELD CLUB.
Stiffen Passenger Rates for Rate Con
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 16.—John G. Hun
ter, secretary of the Dallas Commer
cial club, announces that the proposed
visit of the Texas Commercial clubs
to Northern and Eastern cities had
been abandoned because of the high
rates demanded by Eastern railroads
to carry the party and he declared the
railways had adopted this means as a
club against advocates of railway rate
legislation., He asserted the roads did
not wish to have the Texas men visit
Washington at this time, as was pro
posed, because many of them were
pronounced advocates of rate legisla
tion. Commercial bodies of several
Texas cities were to have taken the
trip, «1I plans for which had been
made in the belief that the roads
would grant satisfactory rates.
ijiLIDe ON IN OMAHA.
Saloons of That City Closed for the
First Time in Many Years.
Omaha, Jan. 16.—According to the
was down tight in
Omaha' during the day for the first
time in many years, not one of the 245
saloons, in the city being open. This
is the result: of a vigorous campaign
recently Inaugurated by the civic
federation. The saloon men had
agroed to keep their places closed last
Sunday, but many of them violated the
agreement with the result that twenty
two of them were arrested and their
cases are now pending. Convinced
that the federation 1$ in earnest the
'saloonkeepers made no effort to re
UNTIL GAME 18' REFORMED.
Intercollegiate Foo^tall Prohibited at
Boston, Janl 16.^—Official announce*
Jnent that intercollegiate football has
been prcdiibited at Hfunraid b^ vote of
the 'board of overeeftrs unnl gi&te
is reformed was made during the day.
The announcement made kuovn the
acticm by the board at. their secret
meeting held last week. The enrej^
iae^rs decided that/football should
discontinued until the committee
the regulation of athletic sports had'
reported to the overseers what changes
-It had proposed to the game and until
this report had been acteg,
approved by tfc* vmnmru
discretion relative to the measures
Franc's is likely to adopt.
La%er in the day it was announced
that the foreign office had sent an or
der to M. Taigny to break off relations
with Venezuela, but M. Taigny has
not yet officially notified the French
government of the receipt of his in
The Temps, referring to the Ven
ezuelan dispute, says:
"France, having exhausted all con
ciliatory means, will probably be
obliged to proceed with a naval dem
THREE CHILDREN CREMATED.
Farmhouse in Manitoba Is Destroyed
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 16.—The farm
residence of H. A. Brazil! in the Por
tage La Prairie district was burned at
Three children, the oldest aged Af
ters, and one aged a month were cre
mated. The parents escaped with dif
INSURGENTS ARE HOPEFUL
reeixng. "nTTwnen a member is" totally
misrepresented if that is not a matter
of personal privilege I don't know
'Speaker Cannon remarked that as
no objection had been made he was
not called upon to pass upon whether
the matter presented was or was not
one of privilege. "The gentleman will
proceed," he said.
The statement, Mr. Babcock repeat
ed, totally misrepresented him and, he
also believed, the so-called "Stal
warts," which he understood meant
the bouse organization. He had, he
said, never been an applicant for the
chatonanghip of the appropriations
committee. He had not wanted that
chairmanship and had it been ten
dered him he should have declined it,
"as I did not feel that under the cir
cumstances I could have filled it to
the satisfaction of the house."
As to statehood Mr. Babcock said he
ha4 alwayB been opposed to joining
Arizona and New. Mexico as one state
jmd had always opposed it. As to his
There was no reply to Mr. Babcdck's
Statement and when" he concluded
some of his colleagues applauded.
DAMAGING EVIDENCE GIVEN.
Alleged Co-Conspirator Testifies in
Rev. Ware Case.
Omaha, jin. 16.—The trial of Rev.
George G. Ware, president of the U.
B. I. Cattle company, charged with
conspiracy to defraud the government
of public lands, was resumed here dur
ing the day. Frank Lambert, one of
Ware's alleged co-conspirators, took
the stand as a government witness:
He fully confirmed the testimony of
J. C. Blue, an inmate of the soldiers'
home, to the effect that he induced
Blue and about twenty other inmates
of the soldiers' home to file on home
steads and give ninety-nine-year leases
to the U. B. I. company. Lambert said
he paid them $150 each and received
from Mr, Ware $60 for each lease se
cured. This jtfee he divided equally
with Harry Welch, who was aiding
him. Welch, who with Lambert plead
ed guilty to the charge of conspiracy
some days ago, is expected to testify
for the government.
MAY HAVE MORE STOCK.
Steel Corporation Makes Another OfTer
Ishpeming, Mich., Jan. 16.—The
Lake Superior officials of the United
States Steei corporation have been ad
vised by- Richard Trimble, secretary,
that officers' and employes wil} be
given, another opportunity of purchas
ing preferred stock of the company to
the amount of 95,000 shares under the
coifditions applying when stock was
disbursed formerly, with the exception
that the price will be $100 per share.
This is the par value* of the stock,
which is now selling somewhat higher
in the open market.
Flfitlg FORCED TO SUSPEND.
Trusted Employe of Cleveland Bro-
keve a Defaulter/
eveland, Jan. 16.—P. R, f&y
COv stock and grain brokers, announce
that the ftrm will go into liquidatlon
and retir^ from business owing to the"
peculations of a trusted employe, and
the continued lll health of the senior
member, P. R. I^ahey.
John lfc Doyle, manager 9^.the.Arm,
said during the afternoon:
"We have in reality been Ilqu^tatfioig
lor two Months. We have left on our
books only abo^ thirty speculative
accounts to liquidate, the total mount
involved being less than $150,000. Tha
fall extent th* eapicgre's shoitage
Is not known,"
a p. t-1
Mr. Babcock said,
they had not changed. He presen£edra
resolution adopted by the Wisconsin
delegation in congress Jan. 14, 1905 in
favor of revision and said while bow
ing as a party man to the programe
he still adhered to the opinion that
revision should be had.
Cleveland, Jan. 16.—^Additional bond,
forgeries discovered by the bankers'
committee during the day makes the
total spurious securities put out b7
the late L. W. Prior amount to $1,000,
The examination of the firm's books
is still in progress and no complete
The constantly and aggressively rls»
lag market has been too much for him
and after using ail his available prop
erty in an attempt to carr£ himself
along and protect his patrons be has
been obliged to quit for the reason
that he has no further money or prop
erty out of which any money may be
It is not known to what extent he
is involved, but it is stated that his
liabilities are probably over $200,000.
It is not believed that any serious
financial difficulties will result to any
body else on account of the failure,
inasmuch as the patrons of the estab
lishment have been as a rule men of
financial strength whose losses will
not seriously embarrass them.
Bark Octavla Wrecked Off the Coast
Buenos Ayres, Argentina, Jan. 16.—
The bark Octavia has been wrecked
off the coast of the province of Buenos
Ayres, between Puerto Medanos and
Punta Mogotes. The American vice
consul of Bahia Blanca, Daniel Meyer,
was aboard the vessel. The details
are unknown. Probably all are lost
Colonel R. G. Lowe, owner and pub
lisher- of the Galveston (Tex.) News,
is dead after a short illness. Colonel
Lowe was seventy years of age.
James Brown Scott of California,
professor of law at Columbia univer
sity, has been appointed solicitor of
the state department to succeed Judge
Commodore William P. McMann, U.
S. N., retired, is dead at New Rochelle.
N. Y., aged seventy-five. He was a
native of Kentucky and served on the
Gulf blockading squadron during the
Lieutenant General Chaffee has ten
dered his resignation as chief of staff
to take effect at once and it was ac
cepted by the president. General
Bates, assistant chief of staff, will snc
ceed General Chaffee.
The city of Chicago and the Chicago
City Railway company, which operates
all of the street railways on the South
Side of the tity, have reached a dead
lock on the terms upon which the
franchises of the company are to be re
FORGERIES TOTAL ONE ILUOK
ST. PAUL BROKER SUSPENDS. AGREE TO A CONFERENCE.
James Doran Has Liabilities Esti
mated at $200,000.
St. Paul, Jan. 16.—James Doran, who
has been doing business in the Na
tional German-American Bank build
ing as a stock broker, has closed his
doors and suspended business. It is
understood that Mr. Doran has been
operating extensively and that he has
been a persistent bear.
AMERICAN CONSUL ON BOARD, BALFOUR BADLY BEATEN.1
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Over 600 delegates were present at
the opening of the national rivers and
harbors congress at Washington Mon
J. C. Napier, a negro lawyer and
banker at Nashville, who was recent
ly offered the position of United
States consul at Bahia, Brazil, called
on the president and thanked him for
the proposed appointment but de
The total commerce between the
United States and France amounted,
In the fiscal year 19i)B, te about $166,
000,000, of which $75,000,000 was thf
amount of the exports to France and
$90,000,000 was the value of the im
pqrta from that country.
Minnesota!** W«d In China.
Grand Rapids, Minn., Jan. 16,-i
Friends of Miss Mabel J. Little, who
for three years taught in the pubUc
schools of Grand Rapids, have re
ceived iNford in letters from her that
she was married in Hankow, Chiaa,
Nor. R,- to Walter Crawford, a (prad
uato of HamHne college, now princifid
of a school for boys fct Chungking, in
the Flowery Kingdom. Mies Utile left
Grand Rapids to go to China te ISO?
Vs. 'tlfti ,^i*$•£
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
repor^ Is as yeC ava...a"^ie.
The private sate of L. W. Prior, the
broker who killed himself here Tuesf
day of last week, was opened during
the day. The only information given.'
out at the lime was that insurance
policies on Prior's life aggregating
$100,000 Were found, together with
soma odds and ends of stock.
Coal Operators Will Meet Miners' Rep
New York, Jan. 16.—The coal oper
ators, including the big raiigoad oper
ators as well as individual mine own
ers, will meet the miners' representa
tives in about two weeks, it is stated
by the president of a coal railroad.
The exact date of the conference has
not been fixed.. Probably it will bo
held in this city early in February
after the national convention of the
United Mine Workers.
President George F. Baer of the
Reading and John Mitchell, head of
the United Mine Workers, recently
reached an agreement for the confer
ence. Railroad operators have not
outlined their attitude toward the
minors, it was said, for the reason
that the miners have not presented
their case fuller.
ML HOPE FOR MARSHALL HELD
New York, Jan. 16.—It is admitted
at the Holland House, where he is a
patient ill with pneumonia, that hope
for the ultimate recovery of Marshall
Field, the Chicago merchant, has been
generally abandoned. The physicians
in attendance, however, refused to
commit themselves beyond the state
fxm*- that Mr. Field's condition isTSS"
The individual operators, it was said,
will be represented by Joseph L. Cake
of the Clear Spring Coal company at
West Pittston, Pa., and by Frank Par
dee of the Pardee Goal company at
Hazelton. Mr. Baer will represent the
At X0 o'clock Standley Field, nephew
of Marshall Field, said that his uncle's
condition was hopeless and that his
death appeared only a matter of hours.
Mr. Field was conscious at that time,
however, and all of his relatives who
are in the city were at his bedside by
England's Former Prime Minister De
feated at the Polls.
London, Jan. 16.—In the Eastern
division of Manchester Arthur J. Bal
four, the former prime minister, was
defeated, by T. G. Horridge, Liberal.
Mr. Horridge secured the remarkable
majority of 1,980.
Winston Churchill, Liberal and free
trader, won the seat for the North
west division of Manchester from W.
Johnson-Hicks, Conservative, by a
majority of 1,241.
Of course. Mr. Balfour will find an
other safe seat before the elections
are over by one of the Unionist candi
dates retiring in his favor.
A number of unopposed returns were
made during the morning, the most
notable being Sir Henry Campbell
Bannerman in the Stirling district
Timothy M. Healy, Irish Nationalist.
North Louth, and Joseph Devlin, Irish
Nationalist, North Kilkenny. Includ
ing the day's returns the result of the
elections is as follows:
Liberals, 46 Unionists, 16 Irish Na
tionalists, 12: Laborites, 7.
The Independent Labor party hae
thus already secured more seats than
it held in the previous house of com
BURBANK'S SENTENCE STANDS.
President Refuses to Interfere in Case
of Army Officer.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 16.—Ad
vices received at Fort Leavenworth
from Washington state that President
Roosevelt has declined to interfere
with the findings of the coartmartial
In the case of Lieutenant Sidney S.
Burbank, Sixth infantry, recently sen
tenced in the Philippines to fifteen
months' imprisonment and dismissal
from the army. Burbank was convict
ed of deserting his Filipino wife, who
some time ago was granted a divorce
REV. W. N. CLEVELAND DYING.
Brother of Former President Stricken
Columbus, O., Jan. 16.—Rev. W. N.
Cleveland, brother of former President
Grover Cleveland, who has been
stricken with paralysis, is in an uncon
scious condition at the lume of his
son here and the doetor*)KveriSfet is
that his death ia only & matter of a
lew hours. He Is a retired minister of
the Presbyterian church. vr
goes Bess tfug&ef.
Utos she played the put
vtpe hett&te !& Ibeprivate theatricals
at fee church. Miss &aaK~4&aei9a»l
Dldafce have the ftee to play tbe hero
few' M|w &i8dst—No. bat the
turner fixed oae vp fer her.—PtdJid^f