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-V PA FT II* 9 to 14. LA MOURE MUST DEFEND *4. V»«*u REPUBLICAN, ESTABLISHED SEPT. 6. 1878. fDIiFi EY WOUID UQ[ SEAT ITS PRESENT POSSESSIONS. Couirty ftartr Nd Perm*fHrtrt fcirtlifihgsf and Under a New Law the Seat Can Be Removed by *. Majority Vote Only. Edgeley, N. D„ Nov. 2«.—What frromlstes to be one of the most excit ing county seat fights In the history Of North Dakota is in its first stages Jn Moure county. The fight will be between the towns of Edgeley and La 'feioure, the county seat being in the latter. At the last session the North Da kota legislature passed a law making only a majority vote necessary to determine the location of the county feeat in counties which owned no per manent buildings. This law was passed for the benefit of one or two Hew counties in the western part of the state, but it was later discovered that La Moure county came within the scope of the law. The residents of Edgeley and the "West end of La Moure county have taken advantage of this law and are Raising a $25,000 bonus to build a courthouse in Edgeley and will en deavor to "bring the matter to a vote at once. The contest will be a hot one, as the feeling between Edgeley and La Moure is none too good to start with, and the chances are that the courts in the last analysis will determine the controversy. CHAMBERLAIN A WRECK. English Statesman Almost Sightless, Voiceless and a Hopeless Paralytic. London, Nev. 26.—Joseph Chamber lain is a nerveless, voiceless and al most sightless paralytic. His original seizure occurred four months ago. He is now wheeled twice a week with the utmost difficulty to his orchid house. His condition is hopeless. Chamberlain, was born in Londpn in 1886. He was the son of a shoe manufacturer, and when he finished his preparatory school fcourse at the age of 16 he was put to work at a bench by his father. Two year3 later the father put him in charge of the Birmingham branch of the business. The young man built up a large trade and retired at 38 with a fortune. He entered politics. He had been in the council and in 1873 was elected mayor. Chamber lain made sweeping reforms in the city •and was sent to parliament. In 1880 he was in Gladstone's cabinet but bolted the great leader six years later because of the latter's Irish home rule policy. He led the liber al-unionists and in 1895 was made col onial secretary in Salisbury's cabinet. He held the portfolio for Balfour, but resigned to conduct his tariff cam paign. He was married three times, the last time to a daughter of W. C. Endicott, (Secretary of war in Grover Cleveland's s$cmid cabinet. POLICYHOLDERS' CASH. Underhanded Work in Campaign Charged in Letter to Governors. ISTew York, Nov. 26.—The interna tional policyholders' committee tonight mailed to the governor of every state in the union a letter in which they de clared that the officers of both the 'jvNew York and Mutual Life Insurance companies are violating all rules and regulations in their campatgn for votes for the administration tickets in the field for the directorates of both com oSpanies. In part the letter says: i- "In the face of positive denials, -,*both by affidavits filed in the courts and the public press by the officers of 'both companies, that they are using the agency forces to campaign for ^-VyVotes in direct violation of every legal 'and moral right of the policyholders, we enclose herewith a copy of one of ^the latest circulars being sent by the -.. general committee of the agents of the .'New York Life Insurance, and also j^smne of the latest campaign instruc tions issued to the agents of the Mu tr tual life. "It is a notorious fact that these agency forces have been built up at an v enormous expense to the policyholders. The funds of the policyholders in your state are being used to campaign for ivotes to retain in office the present 'regime in both companies, and agents who cannot be coerced into canvass ing for the administration tickets lose their positions. "The company's name and trade marks, office force, office rents, sta tionery and paid employes are being N used in this campaign and we suggest Vthat you have your superintendent of 'reinsurance immediately cancel the 11 fj-jcfcnse of any agent, paid with policy holders' money to secure votes, who is canvassing for votes for any ticket. "Letters and telegrams from poliey i 'holders in every section of the country 7* are coming in demanding such action and as legal proceedings are all too slow, we ask you to save the people'** money." New Gold Find. Maidstone, Sas., Nov. 26.—An ex '"perienced miner named Boyce who has '.Vbeen prospecting between here and I, Blrllng has announced that he has dis V. covered placer diggings east of this town. The samples have asayed well and Boyce states that the gold covers a vc ry large area. Excitement pre vails and people are rushing here in great numbers. Many claims have al ready been staked and companies are ife -». New York, Nov.38.—The trial of Harry Kendall Thaw, slayer Of Stan ford White, the noted architect, which has now been set for the first week in December, Is looked forward to as one of the most famous cases In the criminal history of New York state. Ttye prominence of the Thaw family socially, the wealth of his parents, the circumstances surrounding the young man's marriage to Evelyn Nesbit, the artists' model and chorus girl, and the spectacular scene in /the midst of which he fired the bullets into the man who he claimed had betrayed his wife, all tend .to attract an interest to the trial extending from one end of the country to the other.* For a long time an effort has been made to have young Thaw rely uupon a defense of "emotional insanity." but he steadfastly has declined to give his assent to any*such plan, and in his determination not to hide behind a cloak of insanity the cause which he impatiently asserts to be just, he has at one time and another since his im prisonment dismissed several of the lawyers engaged to help In his defense, among them a former governor of the state of New York. The players in this extraordinary tragedy of real life are each of them interesting. Harry Thaw, the ever wayward son of rich and indulgent parents, had become widely known throughout the country prior to the killing of Stanford White by reason of the publicity given to many of his escapades by the newspapers. His father, the late William Thaw, was one of Pittsburg's richest men. He had early seen that Harry was not to be entrusted with a large Income lest he give himself over to a life of luxurious (Idleness and liberty. So whe"h the elder Thaw died he provided that Harry Thaw should have only $2,500 a year. The bulk of the estate went to Mrs. William Thaw, whose in dulgent love for her children was soon made apparent in the manner in which she lavished money upon them. Harry Thaw had but to ask whatever sum he chose and the mother gave it to him. He abandoned his $2,600 a year in come from the estate to his valet. It is said that the young man's ex penditures often averaged as high as $80,000 and $100,000 a year. Four or five years ago the Thaw family came into unusual prominence through the announcement of the en gagement of Harry Thaw's sister to the Earl of Yarmouth. This young English nobleman had been in America for two years or more at that time. KILLED THE SOAP TRUST. the British Tradesmen Wenti After New Trust in Great Shape. London, Nov. 26.—A spontaneous combination of newspapers, trades men and consumers has killed the British soap trust, which was launched on Oct. 5, with a capital of $60,000,000. Ever since the launching, unrelenting war has been waged against the soap makers in the combine. A section of the London and prov incial press gave its most prominent columns to, pillorying the methods of the manufacturers and urged a boy cott. They drew lessons from Ameri can trusts and gratuitously advertised makers outside of the trust. Retailers filled their shop windows with advertisements of non-trust soaps and anti-trust cartoons. The sales of trust soaps, although they included some of the best and most popular brands, dropped alarm ingly, especially when a leading firm announced its intention to give only fifteen ounces for the gum that before purchased a pound. The result of the brief but sharp fight has been the compulsory surren der of the makers, who met at Liv President Roosevelt ia expected to return to Washington this evening after one of the most remarkable jour neys ever undertaken by an American chief executive. He has traveled thous ands of miles of sea, crossed the nar row strip of land which separates the Atlantic and Pacific where the Ameri cas meet, inspected the work being done on the great isthmian canal and Incidentally shattered the tradition that an American president must not, during his term of office, visit any land other than his own. During his stay on the isthmus, the president visited -the republic of Panama and for a time was under the protection of the Pan ama flag. On his return voyage he made a brief call at Porto Rico. A congress for consideration of the methods of social education will bo held in Boston this week. The first session will be held on Friday and the meetings will continue for three days. Many authorities on social science will participate in the meetings and take part In the discussion on a wide range of subjects. An aftermath of the recent election in New York state which promises to THE FARGO 1 He was entertained at Newport and at the end of a successful season there, during which he had led the gay set in many amateur theatrical produc tions, he decided to go upon the pro fessional stage to earn a livelihood In this country. His efforts along this line were indifferently successful and then came the engagement and mar riage to Miss Thaw. Since that time the Earl and the Countess of Yar mouth have lived abroad. Following the wedding of his sister, Harry Thaw also went abroad. When he returned to this country two years ago he remained in New York instead of going to his mother's home in Pittsburg. It was not long before he was seen always in company with a beautiful young girl, Evelyn Nesbit, who had graduated from the studio to the stage. Young Thaw and Miss Nesbit were central figures of many theater and supper parties along Broadway, and there appeared in one of the local papers a story to the ef fect that Thaw and Miss Nesbit had been secretly married while abroad. The fact of the wedding had not been disclosed, it was declared, because of the fear that a displeased mother might cut off the support of her favor ite son. The story of the wedding was taken up everywhere and the young people were kept busy with de nials. Their affairs attracted so much attention that they were requested to move from a fashionable hotel where they respectively had been occupying expensive suites. This called forth more notoriety. The affairs of the young people were kept constantly be fore the public until it was finally announced that Mrs. William Thaw had consented to her son's marriage to Miss Nesbit. Thereupon they were called to Pittsburg and in the mother's home a marriage ceremony was per formed. For a long time following the wed ding Thaw's affairs were practically lost sight of. They spent most of their time in New York, were often seen to gether at the theaters and the cafes, and apparently their lives ran happily together. It was late lathe evening of June 25, last, that the city and soon the en tire country was ringing with the tragic news that Harry Thaw had slain Stanford White The setting for the fatal attack had been the Madison Square roof garden, where the first night performance of a summer musi cal show, known as Mile. Champagne, was being given. The place was gay in flowers and multi-colored electric lights and was thronged with a fash ionably dressed audience. On the stage a man was singing 'I Could Love erpool yesterday and decided to dis solve their combination. They Issued the following announcement: "The working arrangements entered into between leading manufacturers of the United Kingdom having been received with such disfavor by trade and public as to make it unworkable, it has been decided to terminate the arrangement from Nov. 28." It adds that each firm henceforth will conduct its own business entirely separately. Racing Season Ends*' ftfboklyn, N. Y., Nov. —Thf racing season in the east has ended and the lull will last till next April, but with its close comes the same old stories of how the bookmaker's took all the money. This is true this sea son for the players, with comparative ly few exceptions, were losers, while the winnings of the* bookmakers range all the way from $3,000 to $100,000. George Rose admitted that when he retired for the season he was $100,000 ahead of the game and there are several of the big layers who are even bigger winners. The racing associations are big winners, A N A I Y E U I A N Thaw Trial for the Murder of Stanford White Will Commence in Important Events of the World the New York democratic state com mittee will meet In New York city to investigate charges of party irregu larity against Patrick H. McCarren, 'the democratic leader of Kings county. The charge against McCarren Is that he instigated the "scratching" which cost William R. Hearst, the democrat ic nominee for governor, so dearly in Kings county. Mr. McCarren has been quoted as saying that he will make no defense before the committee as he is convinced that he will be removed as a member, but that he will carry the fight to the courts. Three officers of the Mutual reserve life insurance who were indicted on charges of grand larceny and forgery following the insurance investigation of a year ago, will go on trial Monday. They are Frederick A. Burnham, pres ident of the company George D. Eld ridge, vice president, and George Burnham, secretary. A mass-meeting to voice a demand that congress make a full investigation of the dismissal from the army of the negro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth in fantry, is scheduled to be held at Cooper Union, In New York city nex Thursday. Also, some time during the New 'fr 1 111 Some of the Salient Features of the Sensational Tragedy That Created Excitement on Two Hemispheres Because of the Prominence of the Participants-— of Attorneys by the Tomb*s Prisoner. FABGO, NOETH DAKOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBEK, 26, 1906. POBUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1801. a Thousand Girls,' when, suddenly, above the music, the pistol shots rang out. The music ceased the chorus girls and actors upon the stage were trfrror-strlcken men and women in the audience dropped their glasses upon the tables before them. In the^ stillness a man was heard to say: S •. $ "You ruined my wife, 4— you, and now I've got you." Stanford White lay dead at the table where he had been sitting. Harry Thaw, in evening dress, stood with a smoking pistol in his hand. His wife, who had seen him fire the fatal shot, was led screaming away from the spot, and Thaw was arrested. He made ^io attempt to escape. White was vice president of the Madison Square Garden company and wsls the architect of the famous struc ture in whosfe tower he had always maintained a studio. It was In this tOwer that Thaw had charged time and again since his arrest, that White entertained young women at the gay est of parties. Thaw said he had fre quently complained of these studio parties to the Society for the Preven tion of Vice, and It has been stated on authority that this society had made several Investigations prior to the roof garden tragedy. It has been brought out since the shooting that White befriended Evelyn Nesbit and her mother when the young woman first was brought to the city to enter the studios as a model. Let ters which passed between White and the mother of the girl have been pub lished and may play an important part in the trial. There have been reports that White sought the girl's society after her marriage to Thaw, but this has been admitted by neither side and so far as they could do so, counsel for both sides have clftsed the mouths of thie most Important witnesses. Thaw has sought his justification in the words he uttered to his victim on th£ night of the tragedy. He has cfaimed that under the "unwritten law" no Jury would convict him of having taken the life of "the man who had traduced his wife in her in nocent girlhood." ^To these accusa tions by Thaw the friends of Stan ford White, many of them Influential men of the community, have declared that the architect's interest in the girl was purely of a fatherly character. They said he had assisted many young women to make a place for themselves In the world and that he was no more deeply interested in Miss Nesbit than but this is only quite natural, as the attendance was extremely large at all the fixtures throughout the season. It is estimated that the various associa tions will divide profits amounting to more than $1,000,000. Milwaukee Woman's Ciaim. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 26.—The hear ing of the claims to the estate of John Sullivan, who died intestate, leaving property wojrth over $1,000,000, were commenced in the circuit court of Kings county toaa.y. One of the claimants is Mrs. Hanora Gemmil, 266 Seventeenth street, Milwaukee, a first cousin of the deceased. The three cornered fight for Sullivan's estate be gan immediately after he was buried In 1900. Sullivan, who was the rich est man in Washington, left absolutely no heirs, as faras was known at the time of his death, And the fight for the estate promises to be the warmest ever made in the state, for besides Mrs. Gemmil, a woman named Marie Car ran, of Seattle, Wash., claims she was Sullivan's fiance, is also a contestant. The state also claims Sullivan's money and contends that it should revert to the school fund. The York Early Next Week for with lawyers who have been retained on behalf of the negro soldiers, will visit President Roosevelt at Washing ton and urge him to reopen the case. The grand opera season In New York will open Monday evening at the Met ropolitan operahouse with Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. The season will continue about four months. Many of the most illustrious pre lates of the Roman Catholic church In America, will gather at Richmond, Va., on Thanksgiving day to take part in the ceremonies attending the dedica tion of the cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The new edifice which will take its place as one of the four greatest cathedrals in the country, is the gift of Thomas F. Ryan, the New York fi nancier. trial of being formed to extensively operate attract wide attention, is scheduled for Thursday. Also, some time during the tween the army and navy, the match reply to the arguments presented by to say: 'Safe at home.'" the jpropertiejB. .'Monday, when ajsjpeeial committee of week a large delegation ot ministers} will be jplayed at Philadelphia on Sat- attorneys for th$ creditors* ,, Ou, J. Chester he had been- Itt a number of others about whom no breath of scandal has been uttered. It has been constantly stated that the case would never come to trial and that the mysteries of Its many intricate phases would never be ex posed to the light of the public gaze, this conjecture being based on the report that a plea of Insanity might be entered and accepted. This probability, however, It Is now said, is past. Harry Thaw has himself stood in the way of any such plan. It is asserted that in his refusal to give assent to the Insanity plea, he has been steadfastly supported by his wife, who, it ig also generally reported, has constantly urged her husband to take some action against White. Mrs. Thaw has been a dally visitor to the Tombs prison and Mrs. William Thaw, who was recalled from Europe when the tragedy occurred, has alao been a frequent caller. There have been many family conferences and many stormy Interviews in the young man's cell, his resentment being shown every time the suggestion of in sanity has been offered. "I prefer death, in the electric chair to a life in an Insane asylum," the prisoner is credited with exclaiming. Lewis Dalafleld, of counsel to the Thaw family, was first called into the case. He engaged Judge W. M. K. Olcott of the firm of which former Governor Frank S. Black is a member. They had hardly been in the case a month when young Thaw, after an interview in the Tombs, dismissed them. He called to his aid Clifford W. Hartrldge, a lawyer who had been his friend for years. Now that the trial is approaching he has called into the case Delphin Michael Delmas, one of the most noted criminal law yers of the west, who has come on from San Francisco to New York to take direction of the trial. Mr. Delmas has been quoted as admitting that the "unwritten law" may be the defense finally decided upon. District Attorney Jerome will have personal charge of the prosecution. He declared he will introduct only such witnesses as are necessary to prove that Thaw had made threats against White and the eye-witnesses of the shooting. It will be for the defense, he declares, to introduce any evidence bearing upon the past lives of the principals. If this is gone into, how ever, the district attorney will offer evidence in rebuttal. While the pres entation of the prosecution's case will require only two or three days, it is expected there will be great difficulty in obtaining a jury and that the trial may continue over a period of four or five weeks. BONI WANT8 TO FIGHT. This Wee!* Gillette, charged with the murder of Grace Brown, his one time sweetheart, will be contin ued at Herkimer this week. The pros ecution is expected to finish its case early in the week and the defense then for the first time will show its hand. The big sporting event of the week will be the annual struggle for su premacy on the football gridiron be tween the army and navy, the match Dump Heap. HIM Challenges Man Who Offered Headwaiter Job. New York, Nov. 20.—Monsieur Mar tin, proprietor of the Cafe Martin, has received the following cablegram from Paris: "My friend, Count de Cubsae, will call upon you to demand reparation with arms for your insult. Castellane. The message refers to Mr. Martin's recent cablegram to Count Boni de Castellane, offering the divorced husband of Anna Gould $10,000 a year to act as head waiter, now that his Income is cut off. Mr. Martin says he is not sure whether some one is trying to scare him with a joke or Count Boni is real ly challenging him to a duel. Boni is the best duellist with the sword In France. "I never heard of Count de Cubsae," said Mr. Martin,_ "but If he wishes to see me for jyiy reason I shall receive him. It is possible that somebody in Paris sent this cable as a joke." urday.. A fistic battle for the heavy-weight championship of the world Is scheduled for Thanksgiving day. The contest ants will be Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Tommy Bums and the scene of the conflict Los Angeles, Cal. A special emergency meeting of the National Liberal federation has been called to meet In London, Nov. ?7. The principal resolution at the con ference will deal with the education bill, which is at present agitating Eng land and will declare that the return of the liberal party to power has again raised the question whether the house of lords or the house of commons shall prevail, and furthermore that the bill as it reached the house of lords con tained the maximum of government concessions. The bill passed through Its committee stage in the house of lords, Nov. 22, after a discussion cov ering fifteen days. The suit brought by the creditors of Count Boni de Castellane will be re sumed before the tribunal of first In stance in Paris, Nov. 29, when Maitre Oruppl, counsel for Mme. Gould, for merly the Countess de Castellane, will reply to the arguments presented by E PEOPLE'S A E SENAIUIP TERMS OP THITY MEMBER8 Kit* PIRC. Some Interesting Contests Are to Be Waged and a Few of the Present Occupants Are SM*| for Hi* Washington, Nov. 2«.—On March 3 the terms of thirty members of the United States senate will expire. In only a few states, and those repupb llcan, does the re-election of sitting members or the choice of their succes sors remain In doubt. Where demo cratic senators are to retire in the south their democratic successors have generally been named as in the case of Senator Berry of Arkansas, and Senator Connack of Tennessee, who will make room for Governor "Jeff" Davis and "Fiddling Bob" Taylor. Senator Patterson of Colorado will yield probably to Simon Guggenheim, who is credited with having financed the republican campaign, and the legislatures of Idaho,and Montana will replace Senator Dubois and Senator Clarke with republicans. The good old days seem to have passed In Mon tana when Clark, with Mklas-llke touch, could turn republican votes into gold. In at least three states the republicans are Bharply divided. In Rhode Island enough Independent re publicans have declared themselves against the corrupt Brayton-Aldrlch machine to threaten the extinction of Senator Wetmore and to give hopes, through democratic co-operation, of the election of Colonel Goddard. Senator Dryden's chancer of re-elec tion In New Jersey grow slimmer aa the time for the assembling of the legislature draws nearer. But he is fighting desperately and has been in Trenton marshalling his forces in per son. Michigan has four leading can didate who aspire to Senator Alger's seat—Representative William Alder Smith, Representative Charles E. Townsend, Arthur Hill, a wealthy lum berman, who fought the old McMillan machine in days past, and William C. McMillan, the former senator's son. Morris Brown is slated to take the place of Senator Millard of Nebraska, and Senator Benson of Kansas, who by appointment is serving out the unexpired term of ex^Senator Burton —which Burton Is serving In jail—ex pects to be elected. In New Hamp shire Winston Churchill, leader of the Lincoln republicans, may appear aa a candidate for senator Bingham's seat. In Delaware Senator Allen may be replaced by a Du Pont man. Ken tucky has already elected Judge Payn ter to succeed Senator McCreary's successessor after March, 1909. So far democrats have lost voting strength in the senate and not Improved the char acter of the party's representation, while the republicans have gained three seats and can by dropping Wet more, Dryden, Alice and Alger, better their position considerably if they will. PREACHER ON EWINQ. Pastor's Address on the Great Calab er Who Recently Died. Cincinnati, Nov. 26.—That Willing (Buck) Ewlng was respected by men outside of the world of balldom can be shown when the Rev. Don G. Tullls, pastor of the Poplar Street Presbyteri an church, spoke the following to aa audience of men and boys in Cincin nati: "The shades of evening are begin ning to fall upon the diamond of life. The game Is almost ended. Breath less the crowd sits awaiting the end. "The score is a tie. Everything Is In the balance. "This day will decide, not the world's championship, but the greater struggle of eternity. "One there is among the war-scarred veterans upon whom all eyes are fast ened. "He has won many a game before. "He has heard the plaudits of thou sands and received the applause of millions in his day. "Will he be able to win this game? "The shadows descend the e*oir6 is breathless. "It depends upon him, "It is now time for a single. "He has made them before and hfWf. won many a game with them. "A base on balls will do no good* "It Is no time for a sacrifice. '"there is but one thing that trill count in this closing moment—a home run. "Can he do It? "Death hurls the ball toward the batter. 'Strike one,' the umpire cries. ".Again the sphere files by while Tiiimiitfiifflrii UM' batter stands unmoved. "There Is but one more chance. "He pulls himself together felf frame like iron. "His features are immovable the ball once more speeds toward the plate. "With one supreme effort he swinge the stick and sends the ball to a dis tant corner of the field, and the dauntless Ewing starts upon his last circle of the bases. "One, two, three—the ball is feetaff rapidly returned. "Will he make it? •, "It is a close race. He take's the one and only chance and throws him self headlong upon the ground for the last slide. "For a moment all te confusion. Suddenly the dust clears away and the great umpire of the universe is heard to say: 'Safe at home.'" Ok J.