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Pages 9 to 1% REPUBLICAN, ESTABLISHED SEPT, S, 1878, THE WM TRMI MRS. VAN BUfKIRK, WIFE OF DEAD MAN, TELLS STORY. 8ht Is Questioned for.Two Day* and Stands the Ordeal Well—Hazlett on the Stand This Week in His Own Defense. Forman, N. D.f June 5.—The state has rested in the Hazlett murder trial after putting Fred Foemen, the eyewit ness on the stand. He and Mrs. Van Buskirk, wife of the murdered man, •were the state's main witnesses. The direct and cross-examination of Mrs. Van Buskirk took two whole days and for a person in her physical condi tion she stood the ordeal well. She is 26 years old, a native of Bohemia, and the mother of three children, the youngest being only 6 weeks. She is of medium height, dark complexion and of the Bohemian type. Although emancipated by illness and trouble, she is a comely looking woman still. She testified that she came to this country when but 2 years of age, and settled with her parents near Lidger wood in Richland county. Her father lives there yet and is a man of some means. Her answers were so rapid that the stenographer had to ask her to repeat. Some of her testimony was thrown out for the reason that she could not express what she meant in the English language. She stated that in ApjriJ she went to Hazlett's barn for a team and caught him in the act of committing sodomy also that she had later teld her hus band about it and that he had kept watch and had seen the same thing. She testified that Hazlett was in the habit of coming to her home In the absence of her husband and making proposals. She testified to a proposal from him ito elope, made sometime In September, also to money given her by the defendant, also that her hus band had surprised him alone in room in their house with her. The prisoner tried to induce her hus band to kill William Duval and Doll Holding, steal their horses and take them 100 miles west and sell them Van Buskirk refused to do this. Duval and Holding were Hazlett's rivals In the townsite squabble. She also testi fled that she told her husband of the defendant's proposals to her and that he and Hazlett had grown to hatte each other. A letter was introduced which she was supposed to have written Haz lett, telling him to keep away from her home and to quit bothering, but she denied having written the part of the letter threatening Hazlett's life, and claimed it was a forgery. The cross-examination by Judge Lauder was very severe, and lasted an entire day. He brought out the fact that she was aware as early as April that Hazlett, according to her own statement was a sodoml^t, and that all the summer he had been com ing to see her and making indecent proposals, yet she had taken money from him to keep still, had ridden with him to her father's home on one or two occasions and had even asked him to take her to Lldgerwood when her hus band was away from home. He also had brought out the fact that her hus band had owed Hazlett for the lot on which their home stood also that Hazlet't had loaned him money to pay' off a lien which was being foreclosed. However, she stuck to her story and could not be entangled, striking at the judge from the shoulder once or* twice in such a manner that the courtroom had to be rapped into silence by Judge Allen. The defense then began their side of the case and ex-Judge Laurler out lined the ease to the jury. The defense will attempt to impeach Mrs. Van Bus klrk's evidence by showing that she is rather loose of character and that she and her husband were laying the grounds for blackmailing Hazlett. Threatening letters signed by Mr. and Mrs. Van Buskirk will be offered in evidence in which money was demand ed as the price of their silence relative to his alleged crimes against nature and his proposals to Mrs. Van Bus kirk. They will endeavor to show that Hazlett has always borne a good char acter and that the Van Buskirks have an unsavory record. That her machin ations were aimed to entangling the old man in order that he might be blackmailed, that Van Buskirk was "himself a vile character and that Haz lett's personal knowledge of his prac tices led to the counter-charge and threats against his life, that Van Bus kirk carried a gun and has repeatedly threatened to kill the defendant. As to the shooting their defense will be that it was accidental. Hazlett went into the butcher shop not knowing that Van Buskirk was there. Proof of this is that he left his gun in the shed and returned for it when he saw his en emy. He did this because his life had been threatened by the murdered man. They will, show that Van Buskirk en gaged in a quarrel with Hazlett and that when the gun exploded Van Bus kirk had seized the muzzle and was attempting to get it away from Haz lett. Hazlett is & man of considerable property. He is well dressed. He, sits with his attorneys and is calm and col lected. He takes the keenest Interest in the trial and offers suggestions from time to time. Mrs. Hazlett sits with her husband and is a tall angular woman past middle life. She is a sec ond wife. Her daughter, a stepchild of Hazlett, a tall and good-looking girl of 17, sits with her mother and listens to all the nauseating details of the tes timony. Hazletts' own child, a girl of 10, is also in the courtroom most of the time. The family group seldom if ever show any traces of agitation, and one might easily believe from their demeanor that it was a little matter of business under consideration rather ftbtfn life of the 1MMdof the family. Big Grain Receipts. For a town which depends so large ly on the luxuriance of grain yields for its trade support the best indicat or of business done Is what is mark eted here. The grain receipts for 1905, July 1, 1905 to June 1, 1906, at the four line elevators and the one Far mer's elevator were as follows: Ordinary wheat—640,000 bushels. Durum wheat—35,000 bushels. Oats—20,000 bushels. Barley—64,000 bushels. Flax—45,000 bushels. The total acreage contiguous to Page this year will be a little less than last year on account of the per sistent precipitation this spring just at times when seeding ought to have been in progress. On account of its rust resisting quality farmers have more generally resorted to the durum variety for their seed wheat this year and estimates are made that the dur um wheat production will be at least 200 per cent greater than in 1905. May 29 when the writer made a visit ANTI NOISE MEASURE. Too Much Racket for the Flat Dwel lers in Washington. Washington, D. C„ June 5.—Rubber hegJs at the exi»!p#^p| landlQrds for fiat dwellers is the latest innovation of renting agents here. It seems that the landlords have come to the conclu sion that something must be done to stop the nerve shattering noise caused by the walking over hardwood floors with heavy shoes. They talked the matter over and reached the conclu sion that it would be necessary either to furnish carpets or rubber runners for each flat or rubber heels for the tenants. As it is undoubtedly cheaper to supply rubber heels than carpets and rugs, it was decided to make the wearing of rubber heels by the tenants compulsory. As a result there is a clause in the more recent leases of apartments that every member of a family must wear rubber heels on shoes while in the apartment. The innovation is for the purpose of se curing some manner of quiet in the crowded apartment houses. In apart ment houses where go-carts are permitted, and there are not many of them, it is specified in the lease that the wheels must be equipped with rubber tires. On moving in tenants are sent to a nearby shoemaker who has a contract with the landlord to equip their shoes with the noiseless heels. Agents say that few tenants make any objection to the rubber-heel clause in the lease, Want Low Rates. Louisville, Ky., June 5.—The annual convention of the National Wholesale Liquor Dealers Association opened here today with a large attendance of delegates representing every part of the United States. The convention will last three days and the local liquor men have made special efforts for the entertainment of the dele gates. At the same time the National Association of Mail Order Liquor Dealers is holding its annual conven tion here at the Seelbach. This as sociation which is incorporated under the laws of Kentucky has now about forty members. It was organized last year in Chicago with an original membership of seven members. Matters of great importance to the liquor trade will be discussed at both onventions. The principal fight now on in which the Mall Order houses are interested, is a fight with the ex press companies for a reduced rate of transportation. The companies held for the regular merchandise rate, but through the efforts of the association reduction has been granted. The re duction, however, has not been great enough to satisfy the demands of the association, and the fight is still be ing continued. Robert L. Crigler, of ovington, Ky., is president of the as sociation. Hazlett is now on the witness stand ind the questions so far have been in egard to his relations with the Van Buskirk family. He emphatically de nies ever paying any attentions to Mrs. Van Buskirk. He was rather a friend of the family and helped Mrs. Van Buskirk by loaning her money when her husband was away from home. denies the practice of sodomy and makes a counter-charge of the saint crime against Van Buskirk. The tria will probably last nil of this week. ['AiiE |$ ill' CASS COIin'S Mi Page claims the distinction of being the third town in population and vol ume of business done, in Cass county. According to the last state census the enumeration showed close to 500 peo ple. The business comes from the in tensely productive character of the land In the community surrounding and the greatest volume of business is drawn from a territory, fifteen miles west and considerable comes from other directions. The town in all re spects, is admirably located and it possesses possibilities for considerable civic improvements in which all the people are showing pride and interest. Street improvements are contemplated for the near future, grading and crowning at least the principal road ways with gravel. This summer there will be all the work done that is pos sible to do In the way of cement side walks and incombustible stone cross ings and curbing stones. This work will add greatly to the appearance of the town, from the railroad station, from which the business center is di rectly entered as the visitor leaves the train. to Page it wfis stated that if the weather permitted and there was time there would' yet be considerable .flUE and barley sown. Farm Products. The output of farm produce from this station from last year's crop, over and above home consumption, a mounted to upwards of $5,000. The shipments included nine car loads of potatoes which on account of their excellent quality found a ready sale. Diversified agriculture has not been very general, but quite a number of farmers have begun to devote more attention to cattle and hogs. So far the shipments the last two or three years have been but ten cars annually, Profit By R. R. Extension. Il| common with other towns oa the Aneta branch, one of the important Great Northern feeders, Page will benefit from extension of the line which is being built from Aneta to Devils Lake in the way of railroad improvements. There will be greatly increased yard facilities as there are about 4,000 feet of sidings and pass ing tracks to be Installed and the main line reironed with standard heavy steel. A few days ago there were five work trains and a huge steam shovel dong extensive grade work and cutting down grades. More than anything the citizens anticipate much better mail service as it is ex pected that the extension will be used more or less for through rains, pas senger and freight. Fine Public Schools. Educational facilities are supplied by a system of public schools in a new and modern brick school building, six rooms and basement. At present it Is only a grade school, but the question of a high school department is being considered. From the eighth grade this year, there were twenty diplomas Issued. There is a good school spirit and the affairs are administered by an enterprising board. Town Is Growing. Bage is a village corporation, with John Murphy as chairman of the town board which is keeping abreast with The city council wasted but little time in preliminaries at the regular monthly, meeting last night but tran sacted the routine business with neat ness and dispatch. When an adjourn ment was taken it was until Friday night when the street railway fran chise ordinance will be taken up for its second reading- and final passage. Another Officer. Mayor Johnson read a report per taining to the police force. He an nounced that he had found it neces sary to appoint an extra officer, a plain-clothes-man, and had selected Sam Balrd for the place. The mayor also announced that he had .appointed S. W. Townsend for service in the park. Cash on Hand. 3*he report of City Treasurer Mitch ell showed a balance on hand May 31 of $79,537.38. Attorney's Report. City Attorney Resser submitted a report in which it was stated that pending the receipt of the complete decision In the case of City Treasurer Mitchell vs. County Treasurer Mayo, he was not In a position to advisj as to what action should be ^aken in the matter. The report also recommend ed the establishment of a municipal slaughter house where all slaughtering Hhould be done. The report was re ceived and placed on file. Police Report. Chief of Police Wade reported that sixty-eight arrests had been made during the past month.- Water Superintendent. The A N A I Y E U I A N report of the superintendent of water works recommended some i hanfees in the water works plant and advised the council to at once make arrangements for the securing of a supply of wood. The contract foi i supplying wood has expired and there is only a small supply on hand. Al derman Stern recommended the burn ing of coal at the waterworks. The mayor advised sending out two men to look up a supply of wood and the matter was referred to the fire and water committee with power to act. To Inspect Plumbing.. A communication was read from members of the plumbers and steam fitters union recommending In the in terest of the public health, that a more rigid Inspection of plumbing be Inaugurated. A representative of the union addressed the council and ad vised the appointment of a plumbing inspector. He argued that the pas sage of an ordinance with such pro visions would be a step toward a healthful city. The matter was rormally discussed by members? of the council and a mo tion to instruct the city attorney to prepare an ordinance providing for rigid inspection of plumbing warn car ried. v. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1900. CITY COUNCIL 0 i 4 T*» Sell Peanuts. A petition asking that permission be granted to George Lotallus to sell peanuts on the street was read and referred to the license committee. 8lauc*hter House. An application from O. 0. Moulton Two Banks. There are Biq Mercantile Stocks. In all mercantile lines the town and community are well supplied by the merchants of.Page. The stocks of goods are kept well arranged and at tractively displayed. Particularly there Is an extensive trade in farm implriments and machinery and the display of buggies and carriages here is noticeable. Last year the firm of Murphy, Woodward & Co., boast of doing the largest retail twine business in the territory of Fargo. The stocks of hardware appeared to be very complete. Three Churches. There are three churches. Baptist, Methodist and Roman Catholic. The news of the town is disseminated by Editor Brown through the columns of The Page Record. A town band of twelve pieces is under the instructor ship of P. M. Rudd of Fargo. The prevailing nationality Is American and there are quite a number of Can adian-Americans. A prominent resi dence is the one of City Hall. The presentation of an estimate of $2,021.31 of work done on the new city hall, suggested to Alderman Lewis the necessity of taking steps to furnish the new building. The matter was referred to the building committee for a report at the next meeting. Wants Job. Ole Brennan applied, in a lengthy petition, for the position of boss at the city dumping grounds. The petition was referred to the board of health. Tennis Court. A petition from the Y. M. C. A. for permission to lay out a tennis court in Island Park was referred to the park committee with power to act. Job for Flett. City Auditor Morgan reported that the board of health had acted favor ably on the application of John Flett for the appointment of city scavenger. The action of the board was con* firmed. Must Build Walk. A motion instructing the eUy audit or to notify property owners to con struct a sidewalk along Sixth street from First avenue to Front street was carried. Meat Inspection. An ordinance providing for the rigid inspection of meat, the inspection of butcher shops and the appointment of a meat inspector was read for the first time and was referred to the ordin ance committee. One section of the ordinance provides that all condemned meat shall be sprinkled with kerosene oil. The penalty for the violation of any of the provisions of the ordinance lg flxed at not more than J20 or ten days imprisonment, or both. Electrical Inspection. An ordinance providing for the in spection of electrical apparatus meters and the appointment of an inspector was read for the first time. The or dinance Includes a schedule of fees for inspection of electrical and gas equipment. The ordinance was refer red to the ordinance committee. Street Railway Matters. Mayor Johnson reported that the street railway company was willing that tho time of expiration of the pro posed franchise ordinance should be the same as the original franchise. The mayor further stated that the street railway company desired per mission to erect wooden pole? the gradual and healthy growth of the successful business man. The home town and adjacent community. Mr. Murphy declares that there has been nothing spasmodic about the growth of Page and It has never stood stUL two banks, the First Na tional and the Farmer's State bank. On April 6 this year the former had a line of deposits amounting in the aggregate to $134,731 of which there were $59,863 In time certificates of deposit and the deposits subject to check amounted to nearly $55,000 and there were no bills payable. The banking house structure is an attrac tively designed brick building on the principal corner and the interior is well appointed and equipped for a general banking business. L. B. Han na of Fargo is president, W. J. Mor rish, .vice president, and W. J. Lorsh bouglk, cashier. The destinies of far mers are guided by Ed. H. Maetzold, cashier. The institution is i^ew and capitalized at $10,000. It is an en terprise promoted by W. J. Thomp son and his friends. J. E. Harris, a askinf permission to' operate a slaughter house on Third street and First avenue north was received and the publication of notice, as required by ordinance, was ordered publish ed. on Fifth street, promising to substitute Iron poles as soon as they can be se cured. Raise Salary. An ordinance inert aslng the salary of the assistant superintendent of the water works to $1,020 per annum was read for tbe second time and was passed. Peddlers Ordinance. The ordinance providing for the licensing of |eddlcrs not engaged in selling hay, grain, vegetables or pro duct# grown an North Dakota soil, CITIZENS Is modern throughout and It is lighted with electricity which was Installed In connection with the house and from It Mr. Harris's store and the First National bank are supplied with light Messrs. E. O. Stoudt and O. B. Gray have also very comfortable homes and more are contemplated. In connec tion with the Thompson block, a pre tentious and substantial structure, the first ficor of which is devoted to de partment store purposes part of the upper floors are connected with the European hotel affording good accom modatlons In the way of rooms for local and transient guests and along other lines there are contemplated 1m provements to meet the demands of the traveling public, which does so, much towards strengthening a town reputation outside of its gates. Fine Race Track. Page has a number of enterprising horsemen and a first-class racing track is maintained and on which a record of 16'/4 has been made more than once. The local organization is headed by the enthusiastic J. F. Col 11ns as president and associated with him are Messrs. Gray, Morrish and W. L. Brown and it is a member of the southern racing circuit of the state. In preparation for the annual meeting at Page, June '20 and 21 there are fifteen horses under careful train ing, some of them by Mr. Murphy of Moorhead. Good 'Phone Service. A splendidly equipped postoffice is presided over by Al. Smith and prompt telephone service with long distance connections is supplied by the Ijnion Telephone Co., the general manager of which Is L. A. Jacobson of H«jpe. First Settler. Tho first settler in Page was George Cook and he is still an honored resi dent of the town. Mr. Cook erected the first building, was the first to put in a stock of merchandise and for years was the postmaster. He is now in the real estate business and con tinues to take his part in forging the town ahead. LARGEST CLASS. Bismraek Will Graduate tho Largest Class in Its History. Bismarck, N. D., June 5.—On Thurs day evening, June 7, the Bismarck high school will graduate a class of thirteen boys and fourteen girls. This is the largest class ever graduated and the large number of boys is unusual. The exercises will take place at the Atheneum as follows: I^isht Rossini Chorus. Prayer Morning Is Nigh .... Strauss Glee Club. •Salutatory Josephine Clara Boom. O Swallow, Happy Swallow.. .Kucken Glee Club. Address ..... Profesor Vernon Squires, N. D, Uni verslty. Legend of the Bells Planquette Glee Club. ••Valedictory Address Harold Eugene Winchester. Vogel's Waltz ...Merz Chorus. Presentation of Diplomas Auld Lang Syne Class of 1908. Benediction .. •Second Honor. ••First Honor. The following is the li«t of gradu ates: Vance Kenneth Auxer, Josephine Clara Boom, Allen James Bronson, John Asa Dawson, Agnes Veronica Gunn, James Bernard Halloran, John Reynolds Hare, Ethel Bertha Healy, John Wenzel Jagd, Hazel Marie John son, Mary Ellen Kelly, Alice Rrury Knott, James Austin Logan, Lillian Susanna Mackenzie, Rose Anna Mc Cormick, Donald McDonald, Henry Ernest Michelson, Katherlne Elizabeth McHugh, Wayne Paul O'Brien, Carl Waldemar Peterson, Margaret Phelps, Lucy May Swift, Vivian Gladys Turn er, Katherlne Jack Wilson, Alice Isa belle Wilson, Harold Eugene Winches ter, Harry Jefferson Woodmansee. State Encampments. e, la., June 5.—The annual state encampment of the Grand Army of Iowa opened here today with an unusually large attendance. Several thousand visitors have been attracted by the encampment and the hotels are crowded. The encampment will be in session three days and Commander in-Chief Tanner will be the principal speaker At the big tampflre. In Kansas. Salina, Kas., June 5.—The annual encampment of the Q. A. R. of Kan sas opened here today. At the same time the Women's Relief Corps, the. Sons of Veterans and other affiliated organizations are holding their annual meetings here. The great parade, which will be the principal feature of the encampment will take place morrow. to was passed its second reading and was adopted. Poor Road. Alderman Van Horn called attention to the fact that the road to the dump ing ground was practically closed to traffic. The matter, was .referred, to the street committed THE fEOPLW FAPET FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. MtOICS IN BOSTON NATIONAL ASSOCIATION IN THE BEAN CITY. The Fifty-seventh Annual Session cf the American Medical Association Is In Progress at tho Hub—Many Not* able Attendants. Boston, Mass., June S.-IW tho first time in forty-one years the American Medical Association, the largest medi cal association in the world, is hold ing its annual convention In this city. This is the fifty-seventh annual con vention of the association which num bers many thousands of the best Physicians of the United States among its members. A great many of the members arrived here Sunday and yesterday and some preliminary work was done yesterday, when also the opening session of the American Med ical Editorial Association was held. The opening session of the Ameri can Medical Association was called to order at half past ten o'clock this forenoon at Mechanics' Hall where all the general meetings will be held. At the opening session the delegates were welcomed by the mayor of the city and Dr. Herbert L. Burrell, repre senting the physicians of this city President Dr. Lewis 8. McMurtry, of Louisville, Ky., responded and then read his annual address. There will be another business session in the af ternoon. Besides the regular general sessions which will be held on every forenoon and afternoon of the four days of the convention, there will be special meet ings of the twelve sections into which the work of the convention will be divided. At these section meetings much important work of a technical character, including the practice of medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery and anatomy, hygiene and sanitary science, ophthalmology, ner vous and mental diseases, therapeu tics, etc., will be considered. One of the important features will be the clinical exhibits which will be presented daily at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston City Hos pital, Carney Hospital, Children's Hospital and prc »ably at the Good Samaritan, the Infants' and Corey Hill hospitals. There also will be a special clinical exhibit given daily at Mechanics Hall. Special committees for each hospital have been appointed and their programme will embrace the showing of Interesting cases, the ex hibition of specimens, special proces ses, apparatus, instruments and the demonstration of operations by sur geons at the hospital. In order that there may not be an overcrowding at any hospital clinic the bureau of In formation will only issue a limited number of tickets every day to each one of the clinics. At the same time commercial and educational exhibits are displayed at the Mechanics Building. Among the special exhibits is a display of motor ars for physicians, motor ambulances and a large exhibition of drugs and medical preparations. The headquarters of the genaral officers is at the Ve dome Hotel the Brunswick Is the headquarters of the section of surgery Copley square the section of obstetrics and gynecology at the same hotel is also the head quarters for the section of pathology and physiology the Lenox is the headquarters of the section of oph thalmology the Nottingham,- for the section of diseases of children as well as for the section of cutaneous medi cine and surgery the Oxford, for the section of pharmacology the Some rset for the section of medicine the Tliorndyke for the section of hygiene and sanitary science and for the sec tion of laryngology and ontology the Touralne, for the section of nervous and mental diseases the Westmins ter for the section of stomatology. An elaborate programme for the eh rtalnment of the seven or eight thousand delegates has been prepared. The president's reception will be held the evening of Thursday, in Me hanics Hall. Besides that there will be numerous other receptions, teas, and other entertainments for the del egates and their ladles. The head quarters of the ladies is at Paul Re vere Hall. The new buildings of the Harvard Medical School, which will be placed in commission in September, will be open for the inspection of the dele gates during the four days of the con vention. The American Medical Association was founded in 1847 and has now more than 20,000 members, among them nearly every prominent physl in the United States. Most of the previous conventions of the or ganization were held in New York. Philadelphia, Saratoga and Chicago, here the headquarters of the as sociation Is located. The last time this convention met In Boston was only a few months after the assassin ation of President Lincoln. Adventists. Woonsocket, 8. D.. June 5.—The an nual camp meeting of the Adventfcrta of South Dakota will be held in the city park at this place June 7 to 17 in clusive. From 600 to 700 people are exacted from different portions of the state, and the gathering promises to be very successful. Among the distin guished members of the denomination who are expected to take an active part in the gathering are M. Russell, chairman of the Religious Liberty bu reau of Washington, D. R. a. Un derwood of Minneapolis G. Hayes, vice president of the South Dakota conference, and C. A. Burman of AtMNT* Jdeen, president of the conference.