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V A 1 v*' h.- Russian Assassin Qot in His Work. A II. S: OFFICIAL WAS VICTIM THERE WILL BE SOME TROUBLE BETWEEN THE U. 6. AND RUS SIA OVER THE A8SA3SINATION OF THE GOVERNMENTS REP RESENTATIVE AT BATOUM- Batoum, May 21.—W. H. Stuart, the American vice-consul, was shot and killed at his country place.last night. The assassin escaped. Stuart was a British subject and one of the largest shipbrokers and exporters of Batoum. During the revolutionary troubles of last fall his life was many times threatened by longshoremen and at Christmas a deputation visited Stuart's office and practically com pelled him to give them $1,500 under th* guise of a holiday gratuity for. the dock laborers. VOLIVA CUT EXPENSES. Dfwie's Successor Told How Financial Conditions Had Been Improved. Oilcago, May 21.—W. O. Voliva, the present head of the Christian Catholic church, announced to his followers In Zion City Sunday that between Jan. 15 and May 19 he had reduced to the financial department of the church from $9,800 per month to $3,832 per month. A saving has been made al so in the ecclesiastical department that will amovfnt to seventy thousand dollars annually. Overseers who had been receiving $300 per month were reduced to $60. TJie pay of others was cut in proportion. His own compensa tion under the new adjustment, Voliva said, is $100 per month. These fs^cts, he said, were some of the details of a report which he made Saturday to a committee appointed by Federal Judge l^andis to Investigate the condition of the industries in ,£lon City. The condition &fc john Alexander Dowie was said to be practically un changed. LAND FRAUD MAN A? LAST IN IFOLE TOILFF Ho Had Escaped From an Officer in &oiton by a Gun Play and Way finally Located by Authorities in '•California. San Francisco. May 21.—S. A. D. Puter, accused of complicity in the i Oregon land frauds and who has been hunted by the federal authorities since he escaped from the detectives at Boston, March 26, was arrested at Ala meda yesterday by secret service men. Puter did not willingly submit to ar rest but attempted to draw a revolver. Tfee detectives quickly covered him •with their pistols but even then had much trouble in getting their prisoner tOf the police station. Puter arrived fi$tn New York three days ago. Funeral Drivers' Strike. New York, May 21.—A strike of thej|," funeral drivers' association, local No. 164, w-hlch involved the whole terri tory of Manhattan below Fourteenth street, went into effect. The fact that twelve of the thirty flye coach owners affected acceded tot tlae demands of the union lessened the inconvenience. As it was about thir ty funerals had to be postponed and those that were held were conducted under difficulties and with greatly re duced carriage accommodations for mourners. -T Hail at Kent. ®Keht, Minn., May 21.—Th4 rain was v£ry heavy here Sunday and last night afid considerable hail also fell, but ife \Vas too early to do any special dam age to crops. Early last week there w,as a genuine cloud burst here, which Jljpoded ipyerything. WILL DEFY DEATH. Aeronaut Will Sail Out Over Atlantic 3 and Be Picked Up. -New. York, May 21.—Joseph Wart n|her, the famous German aeronaut, "has signed a contract with Thompson fc Dundy, whereby he agrees to ascend in Ms airship i|fi Luna park, sail several miles out to sea, and descend Into the Atlantic, where he will be rescued by a steam yacht which will follow his course. Th* feat will be performed next Wednesday and Wart Bpher extends an Invitation to six per sons to accompany him. ilf the trip Is successful, Thompson & Dundy have agreed to provide $25,-! 00)0 to, enable Wartscber build and equip a balloon to fly frotu here ICyt-jpe, hi? lon^-cherished ambition. The start will be ma!? from tuna park in August and WarU«jh*r In sure h« can make the trip in four or five days. MOTION FIRST MEASURE STARTED THE GRANGERS. 8ome Early History About the Con trol of Railroads and Transportation Rate*—Origin of Movement Creat ing Interstate Commeroe Commission Washington, May 21.—While the In ^/.t of the general public is focused o. rate bill just put through the s?en. ^'t wil be pertinent to recall the v ''s which led up to the enact irient original Interstate com merce a Oc1887. That la 9 s the logical outcome of the so-t granger movement, which starteu *way back in 1868. Six years after Its inception, this move ment had attracted 1,500,000 followers. There was a great depression in the farming interests at the time, which the grangers insisted was due to ex orbitant freight rates. In the east the farmers complained that the freight rates from St. Louis, Chicago and other grain centers to the Atlantic were less than the local charges for 200 miles and brought the high-priced farms of the east in direct competition with the cheap, virgin land of the prairies. Out on the prairies the local rates to Chicago and St. Louis were so high that for a number of years the use of corn for fuel was common. The subject of interstate commerce came up in congress and the railroad members and railroad attorneys con tended that congress had nothing to 4© frith It. First Rate Regulation. In the meantime the legislatures of several states undertook to regulate rates. In Illinois the state railroad commission fixed a maximum rate for passengers of 3 cents a mile. In No vember, 1875, in the case of the Peo ple vs. the Chicago & Alton Railroad Co., the United States circuit court affirmed the constitutionality of the law under which this was done. In several of the granger cases the su preme court affirmed the right of the states to regulate railway charges. During the period of railway agitation three things caused great public dis satisfaction: First—Unequal charges for the same service, accomplished by secret rebates to favored shippers. Second—Unequal charges caused by higher rates for the part of a distance than for the entire distance. Third—The destruction of competi tion by pooling receipts and dividing them according to a percentage agreed upon. PUTER MISTED APPOSE BIG SHIP FOREST FIRES OUT ATTACKED SENATE COMMITTEE MAY BALK HOUSE PLAN8. Upper House Doesn't Want One of the Monster Battleships Constructed For This Country Though the Skill May Be Passed. Washington, May 21.—The naval programme providing for the con struction of one great battleship with a tonnage equal to any afloat or now building, will meet opposition in the senate, but not of such stubborn char acter as is thought to endanger Its passage. There are several mem bers of t"he senate committee on naval affairs, who have expressed themsel ves as opposed to the building of a great battleship of the unwieldy type of the Dreadnaught, now being con structed for the navy of Great Brit ain. MURDERED MAN'S BODY. Examination Disclosed It Was a Crime Instead of an Accident. Pleasant Hill, Mo., May 21.—The body of a man about 30 yeaqp old at first supposed to have been killed by a train, was found yesterday morning near a Missouri Pacific bridge a short distance west of here. Before the coroner's Jury, Dr. Prentiss, local sur geon for the Missouri Pacific, after having examined the wounds, gave it as his opinion that it was a case of murder. The verdict of the jury has been withheld. There was nothing on the bodv to aid in identification except a Pacific. Express Co. receipt on a grip sent from Sedalia to Kansas City issued to "John Walker." The grip was sent down from Kansas City and opened before the coroner, but it contained nothing that would help in identifying the body. DRANK FORMALDEHYDE. Sherwood Man Mistook the Oistnfto 4 tant for Root Beer. Minot, N. D., May 21.—Mistaking formaldehyde for root beet, G. Keller, an aged farmer, living eight miles from Sherwood, died late last night after drinking the contents of a bottle containing poison, Keller went to the granary on his farm about 7 o'clock and thinking that a bottle near the door contained root beer, drank the contents. Medical aid was summoned from Sherwood, but proved unavailing. Keller was one of the first settlers of St. Paul and came to North Dakota about twenty years ago. He ts sur ^vlve| by eleven children. Lower Court Was Affirm ed Today. KANSAS SENATOK DIMiHAI I li II U. 8. SUPREME COURT GAVE ITS K. TO THE VERDICT OF THE LOWER BODY AND IT'S TO THE Washington, May 21.—The supreme court of the United States todaj^,ren dered a decision in the case of Uni ted States Senator Ralph Burton of Kansas. The decision was against Burton affirming the decision of the United States circuit court for the eastern district of Missouri by which Burton was sentenced to nine months Imprisonment In the jail of Iron county, Mo., required to pay a fine of $2,500 and deprived of the right to hereafter hold office under the govern ment. The opinion was by Justice Harlan. All of the points made In Burton's interest were overruled. Must Resign "at Ones." Washington, May 21.—If Senator Burton does not resign "at once" as a prominent senator puts it, a resolu tion will be introduced to declare his seat vacant. AGED NEGRO TO BLAME "Ha Was Killed After Shooting Two Other Negroes. Washington, May 21—One negro dead and two others injured, one of them probably fatally, is the result of a shooting affray which occurred in Rosslyn, Va„ across the Potomac riv er from Washington. "Uncle" John Jones, colored, 70 years of age, it is said, started the trouble. He was kill ed by Constable Edward Vletch. Jones wounded Terry Godsey probably fat ally and Rastus Ransom who has a bullet in the shoulder. The quarrel first started in Washington between Jones and Ransom and was renewed In the Virginia hamlet. Jones had been drinking. REPORT8 OP DAMAGE GREATLY EXAGGERATED. A N A I Y E U I A N REPUBLICAN, ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1906. FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. JAIL FOR BURTON CAN'T HOLD OFFICE. Less Than Five Hundred Settlers Lost Their Homes—Property Loss Will' Be Much Smaller Than at First Es timated. Marinette, Wis., May 21.—All dan gers from forest fires is past. It is raining today and the wind has died out. The loss everywhere is believed to have been greatly exaggerated. A. Stephenson's Co. at Wells, Mich., was the heaviest loser and its losses will not be more than $40,000, as most o'f the buildings destroyed were of frame construction. The saw mills destroy ed were all small ones worth not more than from $5,000 to $15,000. The total loss In the burned area will not be more than $200,000. The number of settlers burned out has also been greatly exaggerated. Some papers have placed it as high as 2,000. Considering the way in which the northern country is settled it Is certain that not 500 have been burned out and it is probable that the actual number who lost their homes is not more than 200 and it may not reach this amoynt. John Knox Anniversary. New York, May 21.—The four hun dred and first anniversary of the birth of John Knox, the Scottish reformer, statesman, writer and one of the fath ers of Presbyterian ism, was celebrat ed throughout the world yesterday by special religious services in all Pres byterian churches. In the churches of this city sermons on John Knox were preached in the morning. A1+ though it is an established fact that Knox was born In 1505, the month and day his blrtjj is not known. May has been selected, probably, for the, observance because this month Is no table for the great non-Intrusion movements in Scotland. Last year the four hundredth anniversary was celebrated with particularly Impres sive ceremonies in all Presbyterian churches in Great Britain and In this country. COLONEL WAS WOUNDED. Bomb Thrown at a Russian Official Who Escaped Death. Kallszk, Russian Poland, May 21.—* Count Keller, colonel of the dragoons, was severely wounded by an explosion of a bomb which was thrown at the officer, while he was returning from review today. His horse was killed and his* orderly was injured. The would-be assassin a young man, 'es caped. Count Keller had been prom inent In suppressing the disturbances here and in this vicinity, Death for Both Has Been Decreed. WIRE RICKEANT TO TRUST RUSSIAN COMMITTEE, INVESTI GATING TWO EVENTS OF THE LATE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, ARE REPORTED TO HAVE DE CREED DEATH OF TWO. Sf. Petersburg, May 21.—It is ru mored that the military court which has been investigating the surrender of Port Arthur and the battle of the Sea of Japan has condemned to death Lieutenant General Stoessel, who commanded the Russian forts at Port Arthur and Rear Admiral Nebogatoff, who commanded one of Admiral Ro jestvensky's squadrons and who sur rendered during the naval battle to the Japanese. General Stoessel' surrendered at Port Arthur, when it Is reported he could have resisted indefinitely. Admiral Nebogatoff surrendered to Admiral Togo with little or no show of resistance, claiming his men refused to- fight. DESERTER CAPTURED. Fort Lincoln Soldier Picked Up By Police Chief at Aberdeen. Aberdeen, S. D., May 21.—Chief of Police Zirbes has made a clever arrest in the person of Charles McDonald, a deserter from Co. Twentieth U. S. Infantry, who ran away from Fort Lincoln, N. D., four weeks ago. Mc Donald came to this city and has liv ed here ever since under the name of Charles Blackburn. Yesterday he was injured while at work with a house moving crew and at the hospit al, it was learned that his true name was McDonald. The police made an investigation and soon connected him with the missing soldier wanted at Fort Lincoln, descriptions of whom were sent to every city in the north west. McDonald admitted his iden tity. A guard will be sent here to take him back. MOOR8 QOT GAY WITH AMERI CAN FLAG. It Iv Reported They Boarded a Steam er Flying the United States Flag and Took Some Moorish Natives Prisoners. Melilla, Morocco, May 21.—The steamer Manollta, bound from Tetuan, Morocco, for this port and flying the American flag, has been attacked by the Moors, who took away some of her passengers. The Manollta's mach inery got out of order and she was obliged to approach the coast. While lying off Penon DeVelez, about half way between Tetuan and Melilla, a number of Moorish fishermen swam off from the shore and boarded the Manollta, compelling her crew to hand over to Ihem a number of Moorish passengers belonging to the Bent B»r ragui tribe. Steamer Unknown* Washington, May 21.—The marine registers do not refer to sgapmer named Manollta. Knights Templar Assemble. Pittsburg, Pa., May 21.—The dels*' gates to the fifty-third annual con clave of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Pennsylvania, which will open here tomorrow are beginning to arrive here in large num bers. The local members of the order and the various committees of the cit izens are busy receiving the delegates upon their arrival. All day delegates arrived at the headquarters of the conclave to register and receive their badges, after having delivered their credentials. About ten thousand Knights and at least 25,000 other visi tors are expected to arrive here today and tomorrow and the hotels and res taurants are kept busy. The officers of the grand commandery have their headquarters at the Annex hotel. This afternoon an executive session of the grand officers" will be held to arrange for the last preliminaries of the con clave. The local commanderies will hold open house during the entire con clave. MURDEROUS INSULTER. When Called To Account He Shot Husband of Injured Woman. Bluefield, W. Va., May 21.— Charles Brown, traveling salesman, who was shot three times by Henry McNew, at Witten's Mill, Va., and who was brought to Bluefield hospital on a spec ial train, Is dead. It is alleged Mc New insulted Brown's wife and when Brown called on MeNew to explain his conduct, MeNew opened fire. Mc New escaped to the mountains, and a sheriff's posse is now searching for I him, **r w- AVfliOFD EMPEROR'S REFUSAL WILL CREATE NO TROUBLE* Lower House of Parliament Get to Work oh the Agririan Question and Ignored the Turn Down of its Dele gation by tht Czar. St. Petersburg, May 21.—The threat ened storm over the emperor's refusal to receive the delegation from the lower house of parliament, appointed to present to him its reply to the speech from the throne, has been avoided. The house this afternoon adopted a resolution to proceed with the regular order of business and the discussion of Hie agrarian Mlastlon began.' ORDERS FOR SOLSKY. ArttWer of Upper House To So SeWt Czar by Minister. St. Petersburg, May 21.—Count Sol sky,-president of the upper house of parliament, has been notified In the terms identical with the reply to Pres ident Mouromtzff of the lower house, that the address of the vice president of the house should be presented to the emperor through Baron Freder ick's minister of the Imperial house. OIHIOAN USED GUN. Vie Shot at Men Who Were Storming His House—On« Killed. Marietta, O., May 21.—John West, 30 years old, is In the hospital with a bullet near the heart and John Buck, charged with the shooting, is at large with a posse of neighbors hunting him with bloodhounds. Buck had been tor mented by West and a number of companions who pelted his house with stones. Last night Buck lay In wait with a gun. When the stones began tu rattle against the house he fired and West fell. Buck escaped to the woods, leaving a note saying that he intended to commit suicide. Almost Asphyxiated. Aberdeen, S. D., May 21.—Through alleged carelessness in turning on an old valve attached to a gas meter, one of the inmates of a lodging house in this city was nearly asphyxiated yes terday. His condition was discover ed just in time to save his life. The victim is Andy Barnes a homesteader who has a claim a few miles north of here. GIRL SHOT WHILE BAKING HER WEDDING CAKE. Brother Did the 8hooting and the Family Claims it Was an Accident Officials Believe Shooting Resulted Front'* QusrrtL Wheeling, W. V., May 21.—Rosa Wisnich, was shot and killed at Ben wood yesterday by her brother, Paul, while she was making a cake for her own wedding. The girl was to have been married today and the police be lieve the killing followed a quarrel, al though the brother and other relatives declared it was accidental. HORSE PREVENTED 8UICIDSL Aged Equine Kicked Master Through the Side of the Barn. Pittsburg, Pa., May 21.—When John Devinney, an aged farmer, of Butter milk Hollow, near Duquesne, decided that he would end his life, he took a stout piece of rope, went to the stable, placed his arm lovingly around the neck of Old Bill, a horse he lias had for sixteen years, and bade him an affectionate farewell. Then he went behind the stall and knotted the rope about his neck. He turned to fasten the other end around a rafter and had a soap box ready .to jump from. Old Bill looked around just as his master was throwing the rope over a rafter. He scented trouble. With one good, generous kick, he landed his hoof on the seat of Devlnney's trousers with such force that the old man was knocked through the weather-board ing of the stable. He was badly hurt, but will recover, and Old Bill Is happy, for he saved his master's life. De vinney now wants to get well. SHOT AND MARRIED. Pjttsburger Married Dying Girl Whom He Had Accidentally Shot. Pittsburg, May 21.—Within a few hours of the one set for their marriage today, David J. Coldren accidentally shot his fiancee, Bessie Regent, while they were arranging the furniture in their new home at 418 Budd street The wound has been pronounced mor tal. No sooner had the girl been Inform ed that she would probably die than she asked that Father O'Connor be sent for, and while she lay gasping for breath upon a cot In the Presbyterian hospital the marriage ceremony was performed. It was followed by the last rites of the church. A policeman then arrested Coldren and took him away. THIS ISSUE 12 VJktkSLS No Row Allowed Near the Canal. MALCONTENTS WERE WARNED .-fn MARINES BEING SENT TO BOTH 8IDE8 OF THE ISTHMUS TO SUP PRESS ANY ANTICIPATED REV OLUTIONS IN THE PANAMA CANAFE ZONE. Washington, May 21.—Although an official statement to that effect cannot be had. it Is known that marines now being shipped on the cruiser Colum bia at League Island, are bound pri marily for Guantanamo, Cuba, there to be kept In readiness for any emerg ency that may arise on the Isthmus of Panama. The elections that will take place there next month may be accompanied by revolutionary disord ers. In fact certain inquiries that had been directed to Governor Magoon by the discontented party leaders have been followed by threats of an up rising against the Amedor administra tion. These have led Secretaries Root and Taft to serve notice upon the mal contents that no such manifestation will be permitted anywhere near the canal zone, or at any place where the peace of the zone may be threatened. To give effect to this notice the aavy will have a sufficient force of marines on either side of the isthmus to main tain order, and to this end the Colum bia will go to a given point for ob servation or action If necessary on the gulf side while the Marblehead Is nearing Panama on the Pacific coast. 1 TYPHUS BACILLUS. Long Sought Germ Has Been P«und By Mexican Physician. Mexico City. May 21.—-In a treatise on the typhus bacillus, submitted to the academy of medicine. Dr. Peristo says that he has found the long sought and elusive bacillus of typhus fever which abounds in cephalus li quid more than In the blood of typhus patients. Dr. Prlesto Is now searching for an antidote for the disease. A KENTUCKY FEUDISTS HAD A FIERCE SUNDAY 8CRAP. 8even Men Were Engaged in thf RAW and There Were Three 8erioiisly* In jured—Throat of One Was Cat- No Arrests. Cincinnati, May 21.—A bloody bat tle was fought at the southern depot In Walton,.Ky„ twenty miles south of Covington, yesterday and as a result Wm. Merret lies in a precarious con dition at his home near Walton with his throat cut from ear to ear by a pocket knife. The arm of George Marchant was fractured by a bullet from a revolver and Clayton Ander son is suffering from a concussion of the brain caused by several blows of a pick handle and others have many hurts. The injured are recent settlers In Walton from the feud district of the Kentucky mountains. Seven men were In the fight and they were not interfered with. The Injured were tak en to their homes and no arrests were made. NEW SOO TOWN. One to Be Established Betwsen WIs hek and Ashley in Mcintosh. "Wishek, N. D., May 21.—A new town is to be established on the Soo tine between this town and Ashley, N, D. It will be built by John J. Doyle, a capitalist and promoter. He purposes opening a large department store and an elevator and possibly a lumber yard in the new town. In addition, he will build several houses for his employes. Ashley and Wlshek are twenty tnifea apart and there Is believed to be room for the new town half way between the two. A name has not yet been LOADED DICE. Big Seizure Made in Raid on Chioago Gambling Joints. Chicago, May 21.—"Loaded" dice and fnarked cards, with elaborate in structions how to use them to cheat in games of chance—and always win— were seized by the police In three raids on markers of gambling para phernalia. In one place a book of 300 pages re vealed the big and little secrets of tio*r to "work the suckers." Part of one' circular read: "The work is perfect and you need not fear detection." "For a pair of winning dice we would rec-' ornniend set No. 8. Let the others play with the losing dice and play with them yourself, but do not bet h**.tvlly on yourself while using them. When the game becomes good you can use the winning dice yourself and by fad ing the others using the losing die* you will win both wayi,"