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Tlie Head of the Colombian Govern"
ment Thinks the U. S. Is Vto
lating a Treaty*
He Says the United States Minister
*». the Americans
.p Be Protected. ,V
Bogota, Columbia, Noy. 21.—Presi
dent Marroquin made a statement to
the Associated Press that United States
Minister Beaupre and all Americans
here are surrounded with every guar
antee for their safety. "My communi
cations to the United States senate and
1he people of the United States makes
manifest the attitude of my govern
ment on the Panama question. The
situation in the interior of the Colom
bian republic is quiet," said the pres
In the statement to the people of
the United States, given to the Asso
ciated Press, President Marroquin says
the proceedings of the United States
marines on the Isthmus of Panama and
the American minister here is in open
violation of the treaty between the
United States and Colombia.
Washington, Nov. air—'The demo
cratic senators at a caucus decided to
consider the Cuban bill on its merits
and confine the discussion to the bjll it
self without bringing in collateral ques
tions. This means that no tariff
qesttion will not be discussed. The
conclusion was reached at the end of
quite a long conference. The session
was practically unanimous. It was
stated after the conference that the
dem nrats want it understood that .in
reaching this agreement they have not
abandonned the fight on the tariff, but
that they believe they cart reach the
A tariff in some other way. The attitude
of the democrats means early action on
,*« the Cuban bill and the prospects are for
final adjournment of the extra session
on Wednesday with an agreement to
vote after a week of debate in the regu
lar session if the republicans make the
minority such a proposition.
A4*hyaidaa Discovered a Scandal la Disposing
v- o! Army Stuff. .,
No\^|^!^^ welW
known physician of this city, who was
searching the pawnshops for bargains
in surgical instruments, developed what
promises to be an army scandal of
great magnitude. It was learned that
s fortunes are being made by a ring of
local junkmen who buy in army sup
plies that have been condemned as ob
solete. Such goods are sold at so
cajled public auction, but through the
co'nnivance of the department clerks
the sales are seldom advertised, except
to members of the combine.
5 v These men call themselves "the forty
thieves." They boast that they "own
the government,' and can prevent out
v| siders from obtaining knowledge of the
'ij dates of sales. Chief Clerk Sternberg,
of the army supply depot, admitted the
government loss, adding that it was
practically impossible for an outsider
to buy at the auctions.
On$ instance shows fhe extent of the
fraud. Several X^ray machines, cost
ing tjhe government $1,000 each, were
V sdld at prices ranging from $9 to $60.
Congressman Newlands Will Give
C^iba aa Opportunity to Beconif
One of the
If S.
yV Washington, Nov. 21.—Senator New
l?inds, author of the resolutions annex
i ing Hawaii introduced a join resolu-
'Uion inviting Cuba to become a state of
the United States upon terms of equality
vj with the states of' the union.
It provides that Pprto Rico shall
'^TlX become a county or province of Cuba:
that all present officers of Cuba shall
retain their positions until their terms
expire that the $35,000,000 bonds of
Cuba shall become -the bonds of the
V state of Cuba, with interest reduced
to 3 per cent, and 2 per cent 'to be ap
plied to a sinking fund that the pres
eht rural guard of Cuba shall be incor
^porated into the army of the United
$' States, and that the money in the
Cuban treasury shall become the money
of the state of
4 closes with the
The resolution
That the foregoing resolutions are
not inspired by a jfc$i3e to annex forci
$• bly the island oi 0ubft, or to exercise
jigy form of compulsion rbut solely by,a
rfcard for
and a
ari C.
tw .fl
all tl
1 and
Efforts to Prove That the Defendant
Crazy--Many Wtt
nesses Heard.
Langdon, N. D., Nov. 21.—^Except for
the testimony of Mrs. Richard Barry,
wife of a brother of the defendant,
William Barry, the attention of the
court has been taken up with the read
ing of the testimony of several wit
nesses now living in Canada and who
testified at the former trial. This
testimony is introduced for the pur
pose of showing that insanity has been
in the Barry family for some time.
Dr. Moore, superintendent of the in
sane asylum at Jamestown, testified that
Mary Ann Barry was brought to the
asyltim in January. 1891. and was in
sane. She died while there,, of acute
pleurisy. She was melancholy'with de
lusions of fear and persecution. Her
synffrtoms were insomnia and disinclina
tion to take nourishment. The condi
tion of her hands and feet showed that
she had been exposed to excessive cold
and at the time of her death it was
found she had suffered from a miscar
riage. He would classify her case ds
melancholia with delusions. It was
necessary to restrain her, as she was
violent at times. She was a large wo
man and strong. When first brought in
she wailed and cried, feared that she
would be poisoned or burned.
D. D. Sykes testified that he had
known Barry twenty-eight years. He
saw him at Milton after the murder,
and talked with him. Barry was ex
cited and his eyes were staring. The
witness formed an opinion that Barry
was insane. He had heard that there
was insanity in the family.
Christ Heck, a man who worked for
Barry in the winter and summer of
1899. testified that Barry was easily
angered and when enraged would curse
and swear that about June, when the
crops looked poor, he became very
cranky to the men and had trouble with
his cousin, Mike, who worked for him
that summer that Barry, drove Mike's
team in harvest and because Mike
wouldn't take care of them he got very
Once Mike got' one of Bill's horses
into a slough and when Bill got there
he threw down his hat on the ground
and cursed, saying: "You will kill all
the horses on the place." He then
ran toward Mike, who ran away from
him. From that tithe He was fault
Andrew Brady worked for Barry
thirteen years ago. He had "bucked"
straw at first, but it was too hard and
he quit. Barry came after him, riding
as though angry. When he spoke the
witness saw he was excited. "He
asked me why I left and wanted me
to come back with him and started
off the wrong way," said the witness
"I told him it was the wrong direction,
but lies aid it was pot. After we got
to the machine he said it was not his
machine, and then jumped off his
horse.. The last time 1 worked for him
the ground was frozen and we had to
move the engine with a team. He
seemed much excited when the har
ness broke, and we had other trouble
He called us one night to go move the
engine when we had already moved it
and told him so. He insisted we had
not. He was very excited and I
thought he was not sane then. We
never lived close together and I never
had other business with him."
Stenographer Prince was then called
to testify to taking the testimony of
Norgard,, now dead, portions of which
the defense wanted to introduce, but
after a long discussion the court ruled
that the record could be introduced as
a whole, but not in part. At the
former trial Norgard was a witness for
both the state and defense.
Richard Waind saw Barry at an ele
vator in Milton on Jan. 3, unloading
a few sacks of wheat. He told Waind
to be in no hurry as he had only two
or three sacks that he brought in to
get some spending money, but when
ne opened his pocketbook the witness
saw a large roll of bills. Barry said
he had just received returns from a
car of barley, but did ncflt know if that
was the money he had and that he had
received it after coming to town.
Frank Delling, who had a store next
to Reilly's, was called and testified to
hearing loud talking in Reilly's and
went in to see what it was and related
about the same story as previous wit
nesses. Tom Barry, a brother of the
defendant, was next called and was
questioned as to the characteristic of
tsfclatives. places of residence, etc.
Boston, Nov. 21.—Samuel Gompers
viras today re-elected president of the
American Federation of Lah&r by a
Urge plurality,
The U. lfcJs Getting Ready for Any*
^thtog That
Today's Forum Consists of Twenty-four Pages
Peveiop On ^'r
the Isiljtitius.
a*.- i to?
proceed to Colon have been received
by the commanders of the battleships
Thirty-five Italian Laborers Met
Terrible Death in a Big Sleeps
ing Shanty.
There Were 125 Crowded Into a Small
Building Which Was Be
stroyed by Fire.*
Altoona, Pa., Nov. 21.—In a fire at
Lilly on the Pennsylvania road, thirty
five Italian laborers were burned to
death. One hundred and twenty-five
men were in the shanty when it caught
fire. Twenty-seven dead were counted
in the ruins. A dozen injured were tak
en to the hospital at Johnstown. The
men were employed by contractors ort
the Pennsylvania road.
The men were asleep in the shanty
and twenty-seven at least were burn
ed before they could escape. The fire
is supposed to have started from an
overheated stove. There was a wild
scramble for the doors and the weaker
were crushed down and trampled on
by the stronger.
The Qeneral Has Been Seilt to Denver te Be
on Hand if Needed.'
Omaha, Nov. 21.—Major Bates,' wtio'
today transferred to*. Major Summer
the command of the department of the
Missouri received orders to report at
Denver from the war department. Ask
ed if the strike of the Colorado miners
was responsible for his going west the
general said he was unable to rejjly.
ind Texas
'on ammu-
v v v n
i® 'sW!?S|i#sip-
Nov. 21.—Goverftbr ^Pea-
body received a message from Cripple
Creek saying one man was killed ittfti
seven or eight burned in an explosion
in the Vindicator Mine.
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 21.—At
torneys on both sides of the Philo
Bennett will case filed the forms of
decree in the case but both varied so
Judge Cleveland said he would draw
the decree himself'and give all the par
ties a hearing if desired next week.
The Bit Sugar Man Is Not So HI as Has Been
San Francisco, Nov. 21.—Eastern pa
pers have published sensational reports
of the serious illness of Claus Spreck
les, the millionaire sugar manufacturer.
While Spreckles Itf hit condition is.
not alarming. ''t
"Is titers page in The Forum which should
's I
inspected. If you miss one you will be sorry. Among the contents
of Parts II. and III. today are:
Reclaiming Arid Lands.
Fargo College Notes.
Preservatives Prohibited
Editorials. •,4 vv'-•i
Streefe Stories. J"
North Dakota Kernels. s
Theatrical Notes.
Ns' Should Make Demands,
Short City Nptes.\
Mayville Items.
The Minot Shootirs S&rty.
Crystal Notes.
Society Notes.
Music and &usicia&£
Pembina Teacher^
•ftie Valley Lumber CQj.C^''*
.. PAjGE XV.
NfcW Wahpeton Postmaiste^.
Valfey City .$Qrma!
Mania for in Mtmr«
The Gnpmn Treaty Approved by tfca Senate
Committee. v'a..jv-
.Washington, Nov. 21.—The senate
committee on foreign relations today
authorized a favorable report on the
Cuban reciprocity bill. The treaty for
the cession of the Isle of Pines to Cuba
was also favorably acted upon by the
committee and will be favorably re
ported to the senate at the-^gxt exe
cjutivi session.
Minot, N. D., Nov. 21.—The National
Elevator Co. has procured sites and is
preparing to erect sheds to handle coal
at this point.
Gillespie brothers, druggists, are load
ing a car for Glenburn, about forty
miles north of Minot, where they in
tend opening a drug store.
Flaxtop, N. D., Nov.
Seventeen More Grand Rapids People
'. Arrested in Connection With.
the Big Water Frauds.
The Confession of the Late City Attor
I ... |^y Got Them Into the Pre**
ent Trouble.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 2l.-^-War
rants were issued today for the arresf
of seventeen former city ^officials,
charging them with accepting a bribe in
Connection with the famous Garman
Cameron water scandal. The warrants
are the result of the confession of For
mer City Attorney Lant K. Salsbury.
who has just finished two years in
prison for breaking the federal bank
law in connection with the scheme.
son & Irons, who own a valuable lignite
coal mine near here, have struck a vein
that may prove to be anthracite. The
extent of the rich vein is not known as
yet but further investigations are being
made. The coal is a rich glossy black
and has been tried in local stoves and
furnaces and has proved very satisfac
tory. This is the first coal of this
kind thkt has been discovered in this
A Morton County Man and His Son Were Both
Sent Up for Horse Stealing.
Mandan, N. D., Nov. 21.—In the dis
trict court William Hille was sentenced
to the penitentiary for sixteen months
and his sbn, Fred Hille, for the same
period for horse stealing. The father
was convicted and the son pleaded
te closely
Lette^.from Mrs. Bolley.
Growth of Missouri Slop^
Publication Notes. 'Hi
Gotham News Letter.
Twenty Years Ago.i^fv
Pub|i^i^ and Saving
Enos' Gray Letter.
A. C. Football Squ^fU
Netr ilterk Fashionf.
Sp'ect^tcnrs it 'Congres^
How He Learned to Sfyoictt.'
The Ad Man's Talks.
Substitute for Spruce.
Agricultural Exhibi^
Pope Is Boss.
Mindt^s Prosperity.
Sunday School Lesson.
Farming in North Dakotaf
The Future of the Wheat la Assured
--The Grade Not as Good
as Formerly.
Washington, NoW#&—The
can macaroni wheat ^crop of iP3
amounted to between 8,000,000 and1
10,000,000 bushels, but was not of a
very high grade. In the northwest, as
elsewhere, all varieties of wheat suf
fered, macaroni among
them. Next
year, in the judgment eft the depart
ment of agriculture, the macaroni
wheat crop will be 50. per cent larger
than this year, and the gain from sea
son to season will be marked from this
time on.
Mark A. Carleton, cerealist for the
department, says that the prejudice
among millers against the new wheat
is rapidly disappearing. He knows of
ten large mills which are waiting for
an opportunity to purchase macaroni
wheat. The farmers are declining to
sell because of the low price. One
farmer in North Dakota. Mr. Carleton
says, controls 500,000 bushels, and has
been offered the equivalent of 70 cents
.1 bushel in Minneapolis, but has de
clined to sell. One baker in the east is
trying to place an order for 10,000 bar
rels of macaroni flour, but as yet with
out success. The future of this wheat,
Mr. Carleton thinks, is assured.
"One trouble," he adds, "is the wide
range between varieties. Some grades
of macaroni wheat are good, some are
indifferent, and some are poor, as is
true of the standard grades. In the
northwest, including Minneapolis, tests
were made this year "by millers with
the poorer grades, and the results,
some of which were not entirely satis
factory, were charged up against mac
aroni wheat as a whole. You might as
well take the lowest grade of spring
wheat and after finding it did not come
up to expectations, condemn all the
grades above it up to the highest and
best, without further investigation.
Macaroni wheat is not a new thing
in the northwest. The farmers in the
Dakotas"have been growing it ill a
careless and small way for a quarter of
a century, but almost universally they
have used the poorer grades of seed.
The department has been of assistance
by selecting the seed and experimenting
to find which varieties will give best
results in quality and quantity.
"Several hundred thousand bushels
of macaroni wheat have been exported
to Europe this year. It was not of
the highest grades, owing to the gen
eral inferiority of all wheat in the
United States this year, and so the suc
cess with which it meets 011 the con
tinent ought not to be regarded as
definitely fixing the status of this wheat
abroad. The Russian crop this year
is of a high character, but there will
not be enough of it' to supply the de
mand, probably, and so our export
cargoes will undoubtedly find a market,
although at a somewhat lower
New York, Nov. 21.—The best ex
hibition ever made by the New York
Water Color Club was opened to the
public today at the galleries of the
American Fine Arts Society. It is the
fourteenth annual show and the several
hundred pictures included in the ex
hibition represent the best work of
many of the foremost water color ar
tists of the United States. The exhibi
tion will continue three weeks and
judging from the public interest mani
fested today there will be a large at
New York, Nov. 21.—With the ap
proach of Thanksgiving week, dealers
in poultry are speculating on the price
of turkeys.
No matter how poor the American
wage-earner happens to be and irre
spective of prices, he must have a tur
key on Thanksgiving.
The present indications are that the
price will be high, though not ex
treme, probably in the neighborhood
of 18 cents a pound. It is generally
delieved in poultry circles that farm
ers would give more attention to tur
keys this year than ever before on ac
count of the sure profit, but the un
certainty of raising the birds has kept
them from making the attempt. Re
ports from the west and southwest say
the crop is less than last year. In
northern Indiana and- Illinois, where
the greatest numbers are grown, there
is a shortage this year of 25 per cent.
New York, Pennsylvania and Mfry-.
land crops also show a decrease.
Four Maskad Men Robbed a Night
Wilchmaa #od Escaped to
the Mountains.
Pottsville, Pa., Nov. 21.—-John Dal
ton, night watchman of the Philadel
phia 8c Reading Railway at Girards
ville, was attacked by four masked men
at jnittniknt in a room. He
robpe4 oi f^i^d three valuable
presft^4^9es. l)aiton jumped from
raised an alarm. Th
£*|§|§$ to the mountains with
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A 5V
Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. aj,—Pure
Food Commissioner Ladd certainly
made a big haul here this morning. He
caused the arrest of four of the largest
dealers in the city on charges of violat
ing the pure food law by selling adul
terated goods.
The victims and the charges are as
R. B. Griffith, selling preserved straw
George Wilder, selling adulterated
bottled cherries.
W. F. Perry, selling adulterated cher
ry cider. 1
Colton BftM., selling adulterated dit
The arrests came as a great surprise
as the merchants generally seemed to
have an idea they could violate the pure
food law with impunity until Jan. 1.
The prominence of the men arrested
made the event of a more striking na
R. B. Griffith is regarded as the lead
ing dealer of the city and the fact that
he is alleged to be violating the law
created a lot of comment.
Pure Food Commissioner Ladd an
nounces that dealers in some sections
of the state are taking advantage of his
extension of time to Jan. 1, which was
made in order for them to clear up old
goods. Instead of that many are con
tinuing in the purchase and sale of arti
cles which they have been notified are
on the black list.
The Walah County Treasurer Sue* Bond Con*
pany for Deputy'* Shortage.
Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. 21.~
Among the cases to be tried at the
December term of the United States
district court in this city will be that
of Frank Carpenter, treasurer of Walsh
County, against the United States
Fidelity and Guaranty Co.
A. E. Mead, former deputy treasurer
of Wal§h County, who pleaded guiity to
a charge of embezzlement and was sen
tenced to the penitentiary, was bonded
by the company and Treasurer Car
penter seeks to recover the amount of
Mead's shortage, about $2,900. The
bond was issued in January of last year
and the bond company has refused to
settle, claiming that the treasurer had
misrepresented ue condition of the
books at the time of the issuance of
the bond, his deputy at that time being
short in his accounts about $2,000, it is
claimed. An old bond in the same com
pany expired last year and the one on
which suit is started was issued during
the month of January.
It Is Reported President HIU Will
Make Many Changes in th*
Northern Securities Co.
hi advinM pays
f#r Dally
Forum thrti
Pure Food Commissioner Ladd Con*
.- vinced Four Forks Dealers
'•5' He Isn't Four Flushing.
The Prominence of the Dealers
rested Caused a Lot of Com
ment at Forkville.
Philadelphia, Nov^ai,—President
James J. Hiil, of the Northern Securi
ties Co. spent the greater part of the day
in consultation with his attorney, John v v
G. Johnson, going over the details of the
corporation's appeal from the federal -V
court of appeals which is docketed tos'
be heard before the United States su
preme court. In connection with Mr.."
Hill's visit The Philadelphia Record'
said this morning
From an authority close to Mr. Hill^^
it is learned that on the advice offe^ ..
counsel it had been decided ^o surren-^
der every right granted under the New^J
Jersey corporation law to the Northern
Securities Co. excepting that of purchas
ing such securities as the management 1!'^?
may see fit to obtain from an invest- C•
ment view point. gfsife
"The right to vote the stock in the"
Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and^.
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy ,1k-^
Railways is to be renounced as is also
the right of the securities corporation^.
to have any voice in the management?
of those railroads. The Securities Co. V
is to declare before the federal supremely'.
court that each of thes* hie railwav«
court that each of these big railways
is to be continued under separate man
agements and there is to be no communv
of interests' agreement between
them, in fact tey are to be maintained
as separate companies and each to have^ ,/
individual management and offices as
Jleged to conflict wit|
tes anti-trust law have
before the merger under the Securities*/^
Co.'s charter, which was obtained in
New Jersey on Nov. 10, 1901. /I
"The meaning of this is, according v%r
to one of the attorneys of the Secur-v
ities Co., that the judgment of the cir- i
cuft court pf appeals of April 3, last,
declaring the merger void, is honored byb
the company, and that it merely desitts
bate the supreme court pronounce it'
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