'V''""T. .Qj-., if '0W V-11
Pittsburg, Dec. 22.—Following the
sensational arrests here last night of
seven councilmen and two bankers on
charges of alleged corruption in con
ducting the public aff&lrs of the city,
it is intimated today that even more
startling developments will transpire
either today or i»y early tomorrow.
In the meantime the people of Pitta
Nurg are surprised almost beyond de
scription-at the suddenness of the ar
rest of the nine men who are all well
All Night Conference*
During the night and early today
there was apparently rp sleep for
those interested in the alleged scan
day. The nine defendants and their
attorneys and friends held as ndany
conferences for th^ purposes of dis
cussing the matter while the officials
of the voters' league, who worked up
the charges against the defendants,
together with prominent attorneys
and high municipal officials of the
city also held a meeting at whictt* it is
said plans were pertected for the, ar
rest 6f other men alfeged (n be impli
cated in the bribery, scandal.
According to the best information
obtainable today it is possible the mu
nicipal scandal of San Frariciaco will
be insignificant when compared to the
alleged grafting here.
FARGO GIRL GOES HONE
Laeflle Pierce, Who Has Been Held at
Grand Forks aa Witness Is
Allowed Her Freedom.
lAWftlle Pierce, the forirtw Fargo
girl who has been held at Grand Forks
a witness against Joe Carroll, also
of Fargo, was released yesterday after
putting up $600 bond for appearance
in court when needed and she has gone
to St. Paul to join her parents who are
now living in that city.
Carroll was at one time tried' in a
Fargo court on a charge of abducting
Lucille Pierce from her home but was
dismissed for lack of evidence. Later
he was arrested at Grand Forks on
another charge and Lucille Pierce was
used as a witness against him.
In this case the jury disagreed and the
Grand Forks states attorney has not
decided what disposition wyi,b*
Of his case.
NEW G. N.
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Issae 12 Paget
Coundlmen and Bankers Are
jis. Eelifor Boqdliag
SEVEN CITY OFFICIALS AND TWO
PROMINENT SMOKY CITY FI
NANCIERS ARE ARRESTED ON
CHARGES OF GRAFT—
Total Bail ond^ v W).
Nine defendants by furnishing
an aggregate, bond of $178,000
have been released. The
scandal has startled this city as
nothing §lse has done in. years.
Qreat Northern railroad opened
the extension of its branch line from
Greenbush to Warroad, Minn., yester*
day and a good service for the trav
eling public was started. The pas
senger service, which is as follows, will
be operated every day except Sunday:
Leave Crookston 8:40 p. m.
"Arrive Greenbush (dinner) 12:40 p. m.
Leave Greenbuah ........
12:55 p. m.
Arrived Warroad 3:10 p. m.
Leave Warroad ... .-.f."A 3:45 p. m.
A.rrive Greenbush ........ 6:00 p. m.
Arrive Crookston 10:00 p. m.
This train connect® at Crookston
with No. 8 arriving at 10:10 p. m, a©d
at Tilden Junction with No. 3$.
MAN CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLE*
IIENT FROM NORTHWE8TERN
TELEPHONE CO. WILL HAVE
HIS HEARING BEFORE JUDGE
MILLER, THURSDAY, DEC. 24.
& ft Carpenter, the man who was
formerly in the employ of the North
western Telephone C. and who has
been arresied on a charge of embezzle
ment from that company of about
$2,000, will have his preliminary hear
ing before Judge H. F. Miller on
LEAVES $72,000 JOB"
TO HU8TLE FOR HIMSELF.
Pittsburg, Dec. 22.—\
morning at 10 o'clock
arrested last night pfUl
a hearing. They will -c.
permitted to waive hearings
coifrt. After these hearH
more arrests will follow. HoV
ever, no more arrests will ringing him $72,000 a year to go in
made today. \'*/-^dsiness fqr himself.
Detroit, Mich., D«c. 22.—Hugh
Chalmers of this city has become
known over the country as the man
who has given up a job which was
Mr. Chalmers is a self-made man in
every way and though still a very
young man has made a great success
in life owing to his energetic methods.
H© comes to Detroit from the National
Continued un Page Ten.'
ROBBED OF $23
P08TMASTER AT STEELE SAND
l^GGED BY LONE BANDIT
WHO GRABS COIN AND
Steele, N. D., Dec. 28—Knocked
senseless by a sand-bag in the hands
of an unknown bandit and robbed of
$25 of the government's money, was
the exciting experience of Postmaster
John P. Spangler at 8 o'clock last
evening. While counting up his cash
previous to closing for the night, Mr.
Spangler heard a rap at the side door
to his office and after he opened the
door he remembered nothing until he
regained his senses and found himself
lying on the floor of the office, a few
minutes later. On opening the door
the robber struck Mr,».Sparigler a-.tefr».
rr'ftc blow on the head and when he
saw his victim laid out proceeded to
getaway with the cash lying upon a
On regaining his senses, Mr. Spang
ler spread the alarm and the citizens
of the town searched in vain for the
desperado. The authorities are com
pletely at sea and their only clue ia
fo »t-i.rints t»ding,to the side door of
DEMAND FOR JODS
MEMttrftS WC&NSWKS RECEIV
ING HEAVY MAIL FROM AP
PLlCAIiT§ FOR CENSUS
Washington, Dec. 22.—Members of
congress are receiving a heavy mail
these days from, applicants for posi
tions in the next census, although
there will be no appo'ntmenti made
for over a year from date.
The active work of taking the next
census will not commence until some
time in the spring of 1910, which fact
is due to the present permanent or
ganization of the census bureau, which
was continued from the administra
tion of Census Director W. R. Merlam.
As passed by the house of repre
sentatives, the new census bill does
not provide that the clerical and field
force must be in the classified civil
service, subject to examination, and
that is the reason why there Is such
an early and persistent demand for
The house seems determined to take
a rap at Mr. Roosevelt whenever it
gets a chance, and his ideas regarding
securing a high grade of clerical em
ployes in the next census were set
aside, the ^embers evidently wanting
to get a little patronage, that will, of
course, cause them all kinds of trou
THEATRE FOR DEVILS LAlU(r
$25,000 Brick Building, 50x140, te Be
Put up by Next August.
Devils Lake, N. D., Dec. 22.—Devils
Lake is to have a $25,000 theatre. Work
on the excavation of the building haa
already started and it is expccted that
the building will be finished about th
latter part of July and will be ready
for opening when the regular theatrm
season' starts, the latter part of Aug
ust. The building will be of brick and
will be 50x140 feet, with a seating ca
n^city of about 600 on the ground floor.
The upstairs of the building will prob-.
ably be used as tenement flats and in
the front of the building there will bd
two stores. A full basement will bw
built underneath which will be used
for storage purposes. stock com
pany is being formed and as soon as
the basement is excavated the brick
work will start. Contractor Oranm
will have the erecting of the building
and will be one of the principal stock
holders. The matter has been brought
before the commercial club and they
Carpenter was arraigned last even
ine and his case was continued until have offered to lend assistance in the
this morning when at the request of erection of the building. This Is some
Attorney Tracey Bangs of Grand thing that Devils Lake has needed for
Forks who as attorney for the North- Foine time, as the residents of the city
Western Telephone Co., appeared as have practically been without enter
comp'.6imng witness against Carpen- I tainment all winter and especially
ter, the case was continued until next. ainq^ the vaudeville ^b^j^er ^rned,
Thursday morning at *0 a'clocKf. about a month ago
FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. FARGO TSORTH DAKOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER
Conference With Commercial
Club Committee Today
THE N. P. ROAD ALONE CUTS
NEW TARIFF WILL PLACE FARGO
JOBBER8 ON EQUAL FOOTING
WITH THOSE OF TWIN CITIES—
SHIPPERS OF STATE PLEASED
WITH NEW AGREEMENT.
of ffcilway commissioners
of North Dakota' held a conference this
morning in Fargo with the rate com
mittee of the commercial club, at
which time the announcement was
made that an adjustment of the dis
tance tariff had been agreed upon. The
new,rate arrangement is acceptable, it
Is said, both to the Northern Pacific
Railway Cot and the shippers of the
state. While the new tariff applies
only to the Northern Pacific road It
will result In placing the jobbers of
the state on a competing basis with
those of Minneapolis and 6t. Paul, the
rates on the other roads being such
that no reduction has been asked for.
This reduction will amount to about
a 9 per cent cut on the distance tariff
of the Northern Pacific in this sta'j
and several articles which are shipped
into this state have also been put on
the commodity rate, all of which will
be beneficial to the jobbers, especially
to territory close to the eastern border
where it was impossible for them to
compete with the jobbers of the Twin
The commission held its meeting this
morning and an amicable reduction
was rireed upon, and the commission,
after looking over the tariffs will make
a report to the rate commission this
aft*rno6n. The meeting was held In
the commercial club room and beside
the commission and the rate commit
tee of the club, several jobber's were
"C. B. Deisem, c:iatrman or the rail
road commission said this morning
that on learning what the shippers
SHOP" NOW—6NLY- TWO MORB SHOPPING DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS—DO IT NOW!
officials of the road were interviewed in the district Court this afternoon
and it was found out what they would Judge C. A. Pollock passed sentence
b? willing to grant, and through this
system of meditation the commission
arranged the matter in an agreeable
manner to all concerned. Mr. Deisem
said that the officials were willing to
do anything within the bounds of rea
son and the meeting today practically
winds up the business.
It is the intention of the commission
to send the medlfled schedule of rates
to the road so that it can be put into
effect on Jan. 1.
This schedule will be especially
beneficial to the jobbers of Fargo as
1 i-z.vs them to compete with the
eastern Jobbers in the territory on the
Northern Pacific railroad east pf the
Missouri riv&r, something tiwit, ooukl
not be done in the past.
GOVERNOR BURKE TH18 AFTER
NOON ANNOUNCED APPOINT
MENT OF "COUNTY DADST
FOR NEW COUNTY.
Bismarck, N. D., Dec. 22.—This aft
ernoon Governor Burke announced the
appointment of three county commis
sioners for the new county of Sheri
dan, recently created out of McLean
county. The new commissioners are
August Llebig, Denhoff William Pick
ley, McClusky, both democrats, and
John Schmidt, Lincoln, republican.
TJne newly appointed commissioners
have already selected the following
County Auditor—^Joseph Tibell, .Mc
Sheriff—F. J. Callahan, Denhoflf.
State's Attorney—Tom Morrow, Den
While the county seat had not been
as yet decided upon, it is more' than
likely that McClusky will be ChOBftp.
N. Y. CENTRAL
fca'lwwy Co.. Ms resignation to taki?
effect 1 n Fe». 1, 1909. It was accept
ed by the board of directors, Jt is
said that he will continue a member
of the board of difectors,
^ND DAILY REPUBLICAN.
by New Distance Tariff
MHT STOCK TO
CONTRACT WHICH It IN DISPUT*
IN THE CASE OF LACY VS. THE
CO. IN DISTRICT COURT BEAM
That $„• Lambrefcht1* ISO sharea
of stock in the Northwestern Interor
ban Railroad Co. were purchased at
a price of $1,200 with the understand
ing that he was to resign as president
and member of th* board of director*
is the statement contained in the con
tract which is now in dispute in the i
case of Attorney A. C. Lacy vs. the
Northwestern Interurban Railway Co.
which was started yesterday in district
By stipulation of attorneys in the
case it is being tried in chamber* be
fore Judge C. A. Pollock and at the
adjournment last evening the case
was continued until this afternoon at
2 o'clock when It was again taken up.
It was brought out in the case to
day that a contract was made between
A. T. Russell, secretary of the corpor- 1
ation and Mr. Lambrecht. It is said
that the board of directors at a regular
of the state wanted in the way of a freight car, two years at hard labor in
reduction of the distance tariff, the
upon the criminals who had either
been convicted, or had pleaded guilty
during the term of the- Cass county dis
trict court Just concluded.
The following sentences were passed:
John Renouf, wheat thief, two years
at hard labor in the state penitentiary
James Smith, highway robbery, two
years at hard labor at state peniten
tiary in Bismarck.
James Murray, burglary in third de
gree, one year in the state peniten
Bert Casey and Mr*. F. E. Savage,'
both convicted of adultery, three
months each in the Cass county Jail.
Chicago, iW 22.—The American
wife of George Ah Wong, a Chinese
restaurant proprietor of- Piano, used
desperate and partly successful means i
of ending the lives of herself and four
meeting voted to depose Lambrechtpg
president and as a director. Lam
brecht threatened trouble and to avoid
this the contract was drawn up. Un
der its terms Lambrecht was to get
$400 cash at the time of the delivery
of the contract,'$400 in ten davs and
$400 In twenty days. The
paid to Lambrecht at the time of the
delivery of the contract and it is the
balance- for which Attorney Lacy Is
v i, 1 -Aa
Cass County Criminals Handed
Some "Xjnas Presents"
Edward M. Regan, burglary from
freight car, four years at hard labor
in state penitentiary at Bismarck.
Milton Longacre, burglary from a
penitentiary at Bismarck,
children early today. She gave her
four children wood alcohol and one of
them, Ida, 3 years old, she stabbed.
Ida died today, and the mother Is
said by the coroner's Jury to have been
After drinking some of the poison,
she threw herself under a Burlington
train. Her mangled body was found
shortly afterward. A further search
led to the discovery of the dead child
and her suffering but not fatally drug
ged brothers and sister.
A EG ED THAT DEP08ED VENE
2UELAN PRESIDENT AIDgfe
IN ATTEMPT ON LIFE
New York, Dec. 22—W. H. Newman
today resigned as president of th» Venezuela was completed Saturday
New Ynrk Central & Hudson River last with the frustration of a desper
ate plot to assassinate Juan Vicente
City of Mexico, Dec.
Caracas, via wiilemetad. 8*0. ft.***
The downfall cf President Castro in
Gomes, acting president of the repub
lic. Secret cipher cablegrams have
passed between President Castro In
B'erlin and his agents here since the
I D$c. 18 and 14.,
election of officers of the American cuaatlon in his federal court charging
club, an organization of all the promi- President Castro with complicity in
nent American residents of the Mexi- the attempted assassination and pro
a n a i a w a s e e a o a y o s i n i s i e a o a n n
A prominent lawyer has filed an ac-
Hains and His Prosecutors
Distriot Attorney Darrin, Assistant Proaaeutor E. S. White.
Haina as Seen in Court, in Center Below.
AN ELEVATOR DESTROYED AT
MILTON AND RESTAURANT
GONE AT CONWAY.
Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 22.—At
Milton the Minneapolis & Northern
elevator was totally destroyed by a
fire which started at 8: SO in the morn
ing and the total loss is $15,000. The
loss on the building was $7,000, and
there were over 7,000 bushels of wheat
destroyed. Agent 'August Peterson, in
charge of the elevator, had a narrow
escape. He was found unconscious un
conw:ious under the elevator. In his
hasle to get out of the building he
collided with a post. His Injuries are
not serious and he is able to be around.
The flre started from a lantern which
was upset. The loss is covered by in
Fred Havlland, superintendent of the
company's line in this section, returned
last evening from Milton.
Conway Building Burnt.
News was received yesterday from
Conway of the destruction of the res
taurant and lodging house of John E.
Wurth yesterday morning at 3 o'clock.
G'uests were asleep at the time and
they had to hurriedly escape. The loss
is $2,000 on the building and $800 on
the stock, and the insurance Is $1,300
on the building and $400 on the stock.
The police were notified of the rob
bery of the store of F. J. Klug at Con
way. Five fur coats, silk, shoes and
other goods, making a total of $400,
were taken. Entrance was secured
through a plate glass door, which was
Sensational reports are current in
Fargo and over lae state regarding
the condition of Alex McKenzie in St.
Paul. He is not ill with pneumonia
as reported. The trouble with his
throat is of a bronchial nature. His
physicians will not permit people to
see and talk with him till his tljroat
SIX SHOCK8 WITHIN TWO HOURS
THREW PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA
CITY INTO A PANIC.
Virginia City, Mo, Dec. 22.—Si*
earthquake shocks within the course
of two hours threw the people here
into a panic, causing them to rush
forth Into the street. The last shock
was at 6:25 yesterday afternoon.
11SI NAIL ENLAfflS
Bankipg Room Increased and Addition
al Teller Installed—Roy J. Smith,
the New Teller.
Tile First National bank of this city
has been obliged to make several
changes in its quarters to meet its
rapidly Increasing business. The rear
wall of the banking room has been
torn out and space made for additional
help in what has heretofore been u^ed
as a directors' room. It has also in
stalled a third tellers' cage so that pa
trons can transact their business with
out delay. Roy J. Smith, who has been
with the bank for the past five years,
haa appoint*# t«tMk
SEEKS INJUNCTION TO KEEP
C&LE&RATED BRUCE LET-,
New York, Dec. 22.—Oscar Hammer
stein, through his attorneys, has se
cured an injunction from a justice of
the supreme court restraing the
Press Publishing Co. (The World) ^from
publishing letters alleged to have been
written to him by Bruce S. Sal tor,
otherwise known as Frances Lee.
Counsel for the impressario told the
ijustlce that these newspapers have
been publishing the letters and inti
mated that more would be published.
Mrs. Lee is suing Hammersteln for
breach of a theatrical contract. The
letters read like lore letters, but Ham
mersteln has said that he did not mean
it. that's a part of a theatrical man
No Right to Publish.
The ground on which the injunction
was granted was that the recipient of
the letter has a right to read it and
use it at any time for his own protect
tion, but he has absolutely no right
to publish St or otherwise make it pub
lic without the consent of the writer,
especially If Its tendency is to hold the
writer up to public ridicule.
Argument on an order to show cause
why the injunction should not be made
permanent will be heard Monday.
BANQUET IS SCHEDULED.
For University People Who Attend Ed
ucational Association Meeting.
Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 22.—The
arrangements for the reunion of the
former university students who will
attend the meeting of the North Da
kota Educational association at Valley
City next week are well in hand and
the indications are that there will be
a goodly number of ex-unlverslty peo
ple there. The plans provide- for a re
union session after which there will
be a banquet with & string of ad
dresses. The gathering of ex-univer
people in connection with the
meetings of the state association have
become quite regular and are decided
ly interesting for all concerned.
FUNERAL 13 POSTPONED
Burial Mrs. Robert Moran Which
Waa to Hava Taken Plaea Today,
Wi!l Be Held Tomorrow.
1908. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5. 1878.
ME HOUR MINE
BILL IS PASSED
BRITISH HOU8E OF LORDS
LENGTHENS THE TIME
London, Dec. 22.-~The bill pwMinf
for an eight-hour day in coal minea.
which later became a measure for a
day of nine hours, was adopted by the
house of lords today. It goea into effect
July 1, 1909.
The bill originally contemplated an
eight-hcrur day from surface to sur
face, but Its opponents eliminated the
time occupied In descending to and
ascending from the workings.
The result is that eight full hours
LOVE LETTERS NOT
FOR PUBLIC EYE
SATS WITNESS WAS COACHED
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT AN
NOUNCE THAT THEY WILL SUB
POENA ATTORNEYS FOR 8TATE
IN EFFORT TO BREAK DOWN
8TORY OF WIDOW.
Fhiahtac W." Y„ Dee. lS-^L*wyers
for Thornton J. Hains, assert today
»ha.t every effort will be put forth to
shatter that part of Mrs. Helen EL An
nis' testimony that the defendant beck
oned his brother and and the two men
went to the flra.t wher*- Captain Hains
•hot and killed William E. Ann is as
he was making a landing with his boat.
This evidence Hains' counsel declare
was suggested to Mrs. Joints in order
th#.t her testimony might bring the de
fendant within the meaning of the
statute that there must be some overt
aot to show that he Induced or pro
ared his brother to commit tlM alma.
WKneas Was DHIIed.
"Mrs. Annli must have been coached
in this part of her testimony," said
Joseph Shay, associate counsel in the
Mains cau»e. today.
"We inrend to subpoena District At
i.irrey Darrin and Spatial ProsecutOf
White as witnesses. It ir strange
that she did not recall this beckoning
er'sode or speak of It to anyone until
last week. Th* telling of this episode
vould have been given to another wit
ness to relate, but ft was known that
Mrs. Arnis would not h- subjected -p
aurh a rigorous eross examination atf
snot her witness wmM Ve"
HEARING ON CHARGE OF MAN
SLAUGHTER AT LANGDON
ENDS IN DEFENDANTS
Langdon. N. D.. Dec. VS.—At the
conclusion of the hearing hurt even
ing of Dr. J. J. ReiHy of Milton, charg
ed with manslaughter. Justice Farreli
discharged the defendant for lack of
sufficient evidence. State's Attorney
Johnson of Tavalier county, who con
ducted the state's case, announced last
night that he would push the case fur
ther. The most damaging evidence
introduced against Reilly was a state
ment claimed to have been written by
Mrs. Georgina Christianson, the wo
man on whom Dr. Reilly is alleged to
have performed a criminal operation
and which resulted in her death.
Paris, Dec. 22.—Industrial motor
vehicles of the latest models are
phown In profusion at the annual ex
hibition of the industrial section of
•the Paris Solon, opened today under
the auspice* o€ the Automobila' clol
of France. -.
MKE AT UMMRE
Praa. J. Hf Werrtrt RattifiwB rrewTfrHfr
•ion of Farmers' Institute There
Winter Fair a Feature.
Pre*. J. H. Worst of the agricultural
college returned this morning from
Larlmore, where he attended a meet
ing of the farmers' institute and a mid
winter fair which opened there yes
terday and will continue for three
days. President Worst delivered an
address last night on Agriculture ir
Holland. He said today that the fail
which Is being held in connection with
the institution is a most commendable
Idea and that some splendid exhibit*
were mad* of vegetables, grain and
poultry. One of the features of th#
meeting was a department of domes
tic science department of the agricul
The Larlmore institute will be th«
last one held prior to the holiday re
cess. the mid-winter sessions begin
ning after the first of the year. Supt.
T. A. Hoverstad has been working
on the schedule of this series of meet
ings and will announce the schedule
A MONSTER STOCK OF
FROM A WHOLESALE HOUSE IS
DI8PLAYED AT N. C. ANDER
The funeral of Mrs. Susan Moran. Direct From Factory Lines.
wife of Robert Moran, who die,} Friday want to impress on you tiie fact
night., which was to have been held that these goods are the very latest
this afternoon at 1:80 o'clock was and nothing like them was ever shown
postponed until tomorrow on account in
SON'S STORE, AT 816 FRONT
There Is a $30,000 wholesale stock
of Jewelry displayed and on sale at he
(store of N. C. Anderson. An oppor
I tunlty like this has never before been
ofTered the people of our city to buy.
of the deceased's sister not arriving i circumstances we can make prices that
from the east. The postponed services will interest you. The time Is getting
will be held tomorrow afternoon at short this stock is soon to leave
130 o'clock from the First Methodist town. Do not fail to look it over. AH
church. Rev. H. G. Leonard officiating, goods have my personal guarantee. N.
will be made in Riverside C. Anderson, «1« Front street, Fargo.
v A I1**
before. Also that under th«
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