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I V* j*. This Issue 10 Pages FOKUH ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. FATAL FIRE One Killed and Fotir Are Badly Burned i*«HT$lM-YEAR-OL© MATED BY FLAME8 WOMAN MAY DIE, AFTER BEING RES CUED BY FIRE HERO—LOSS IS New York, Dec. 24.—Ope man was killed and three other men and women were seriously burned \frhlle the lives of many others were saved only the prompt and Iierolc work of firemen and tenants themselves, in a Are that wrecked a five-story apartment house at 122 West One Hundred and Twenty seventh street early today. The man who lost his life was Dan iel Frlzzell, eighteen years old, an Englishman who lived with, a family named Looker on the top floor. Tholnjured. The Injured: Mrs. Alice Looker,. SO J7MU4M.OM* burned about the face and body, con dition serious. Chas. Looker, her son, 25 years old, burned about the head and face. Harrison Looker, another son 23 years old. hands and arms burned David Mullen, a flremajtt, ,Wumed about th® hands and face. Mullen received 'his burn* In saving: the life "of Mrs. Looker. He rushed up the ladder to the window from which Mrs. Looker wes about to Jump to the ground five stories below. As he ran up the ladder the fi.emen shcuted encouragement to the wman and begged her not to jump. Although the flames were pressing close behind her she waited and was reaching out to meet Mullen':, arms when she fainted and fell back into the blazing room. Without a moment's hesitation Mullen plunged headlong after her through the window from which clouds, of smoke and tongues of flames rero swirling. Rescue !s Sensational. When he found Mrs. Looker lyjng unconscious on the floor, her night clothing ablaze ho beat out the flaVnes with his bare hands, tore off his coat and wrapped it around her to^protect her from the flying embers and 'fierce heat and started for the return. By this time the room was most like a furnace but Mullen succeeded in getting the unconscious Woman to the window and thprt half way dowp th£ ladder where his companions were waiting. Mrs. Looker was rushed to a hospital, but' she had been terribly burnej and It is supposed she may'not recover. The property loss was $15,000. BELIEVE PAID DIED IN SUICIDAL PACT it. Louis, Dec. 24, suicide pact was carried out by Her man Albers and wife, whose bodies, wrapped in each other arms, were found today on a pallet In the kitchen of a flat. Death was caused by gas escaping from a range. Albers and his Mfe had become reconciled, after a brief separation, a few hours before they died. HOSPITAL ADIEU, nil'lENEW WOES 3* COLONEL WCKER AWAfTS ARMY RECALL AND WIFE'S RELENT LESS PROSECUTION. Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 24.—Col. Fred Tucket, chief paymaster of the army In the division of the lakes, daily experts to be called from the Army and Navy hospital herfc, where he was ordered three months ago when his wife, Mrs. Dolly Logan Tucker was endeavoring to secure his arrest in Chicago. Mrs. Myrtle Piatt, the nurse Mrs Tucker charged with having caused a separation from her husband, is quar tered here with Colonel Tucker's sister from Oak Park, III., and Tucker la a dally visitor to their apartments. Interest centers in the recall order because of the statements by Mrs. Dolly Logan Tucker, that If Colonel Tucker ever lived to leave this city she woud again ptirsue him into the criminal courts of Cook county,'111: Si tirovenient L. i "GIRLS WHO WILL WED POOR MEN i -4 »«•»•'Wf Relinquishes All Gaim to Vene zuelan Presidency FIREMEN SAVE MM LIVES ISSUES PUBLIC STATEMENT ROY CLI DBr *ED H«AD OF SOUTH AMt* ICAN REPUBLIC ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL PUT NO STONE8 IN WAY OF PRESENT ADMIN ISTRATION. Berlin, Dec. 24.—Cipriano Castro to day gave a statement to the Associate ed Press what mounts virtually to the abandonment of his present claims to the presidency of Venezuelan repub lic. His statement is as follows:, "Alter taking cognesac of every thing prir ted in the newspapers from Venezuela I doubt .he attitude there in attributed to the present govern ment at Caracas, but I will have more to say on this subject when I am in better health a:_d when I have full knowledge of what has occurred "In any event I shouid place no. dif ficulties in the way of the present ad ministration of "enezuela in settling the pending controversy with foreign governments even if this shoulij, in volve my own wlthdrr wal from aetlv -ty in the affairs of the nation." General Castro will remain for two weeks longer In a private sanitarium of Dr. Isreal. He will give out no information concerning FB 1' hi* hV lulu re plans. .• i 1 7 AND urn IN ALGEKI4N 8(1# London,- Dee. ed the English government's attention to alleged activity of Germany in stir ring up desertions from theFrench foreign legion in Algeria. FPar.ce submitted the testimony of Count Von Rhoden, leader of the re cent mutiny and desertion of forty German soldiers in southern Qran, that he acted under fOrmal orders from Gei many. Von Rhoden is a close friend of Prince Eitel, the kaiser's second son1. IS ALL IN VJIIN .r 'WIFE GIVES HER BLOOD FUTILE EFFORT TO SAVE -HUJ5BAND'.S LIFE. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 24.—When she awakened from a stupor of an an aesthetic last evening, following her willing sacrifice of several pints of her •Police belieye a own blood to be transferred into the veins of her husband, who was crit ically ill, Mrs. Joseph Hartnett dis covered that her husband had just died and his body was still beside her on the hospital table. The attending physicians desired to operate on Hartnett, but they feared lie would be unable to recover from the shock In his weakened conditidn. To save the shock, transfusion of his wife's blood to his own veins was de termined upon as a last resort, but even #hat heroic method proved use less, for Hartnett died even before the new blood had begun to thoroughly assimilate, and the wife, .when she was informed, was scarcely able to recover from the shock, and her life was despaired of for sometime. The widow has seven children. New York, Dec. 24.—"No woman who marries a man, earning only $ |6 a week should expect htm to support her." 1 Such was the burden of Judge Warren W. Foster's decision in the *puit fop maintenance of Annie Glassberg against Lester Glassberg, her husband, a painter, earning but #6 a week. ., "This rushing into matrimony may appeal to the president of tha United States," ran the learned Jurist, "but It does not to anyone wWb -/Jweigh* the evidence and acta judicially to dietermine whether or not pueh ft thing is reasonable, right and proper. The, Society for the lm- of the Condition of the Poor, has recently made a careful nveeligatioR and study into the causes of the misery in our most con gested districts, and they roport that the most fruitful cause of misery 1b the very large families which the poor persist In having. The pra.ifent trend of the age is toward quality rather than quantity of output "I am not going to encourage this kihd of matrimony by making to Jjusband whose earnings are a week go out and "steal to support 1 wife because he mn barely live himself on the $*." -.I-.-* ... I lillllI'M JOHN IS ACQUITTED CHICAGO ALDERMAN FREED,QF CHARGE OF ASSAULTINQ /PHOTOGRAPHER/ Chicago, 111., Dec. 24.—Alderman "Bathhouse" John COughlin, accused of assault and battery on Lyman At well, "the Record-Herald's photogra pher, was found not guilty today. The verdict was reached by a Juiy In Judre Newcomer's court last night but it was not announced until todaj Coughlin was alleged to have com mitted the assault the night of the re cent First ward democratic ball. DGE WARREN FOSTER -m S -i y k .* -e—*— •—»-4- acner ..Ohio Come May Land in Taft Cabinet mit HON. HENRY. M. HOYT Prospective attorney general in the eabinet ef President'-TiIr. Washington, Dec. 24.—Critics are not united as to the man who is to step into Bonaparte's shoes as attorney general of the United States. Some say it will be Wiekersham qf New York city, who Is the law partner of Mr. Taft's brother, Henry W. iTMt. W WHEN IN SCHOOL, HARVRY H^Z EL, CONVICTED LAST NIGHT AT TOLEDO, O., OF MURDER, RE SENTED BEINGCALLED BY LAST NAME AND BECAME TRAMP. .. V ,*'v -"OMof 0«s:: iuZ-A' mistake year$ said to havie re sulted in Don Harvey Hazel murdering his mother. Hazel last night wa$ found guilty Of kilting his parent*,ay«l was sentenced to ljfe imprisonment ln the Ohio penitentiary. 1 When the boy was gofng',t6 'school in the earlier part .of Ms Jiffc, 'ire v how 17, his tutor, unintentionally!.gall ed him Hazel when she wanted hirh tc. recite or to do something for h£r. Thi"« continued for some time, 'the teacher not knowing tliat Hazel was the pup)}', last name. let WOULD AMEND CONSTITUTION. N« Provision for Succesvion if a Pres ident-Elect 8ho^ld Die. Washington, Doc. 24.—Senator Ba con's bill providing for an amendment to the federal constitution relating to presidential succession. Is a concrete expression of the situation which con fronts the United States once In four years beginning the day after the elee tion and continuing until the fourth day of the following March. There nothing in thtf constitution to provide for a preslder.tiul succession in cas»* the president-elect were to die prior to inauguration day. Such an omisslo»~ should be promptly remedied and yet such is the t-ltuation in which the country flnds itself with reference i u th la important matter thatit has been perm'Jed dr.i" ul'-ng tor without tserldtu attention I V 4Kb i)AILY -i^PUBLiOAK, FAUGO, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY EVENING DECEMBER 24, 1908v was originally supposed that Fran* B. Kellogg of Minnesota was at the top of the available list, but it now seems that Kellogg Is not a probability. The general impression Is that Henry Continued on Page Nine. State in V! 1 Tennessee HIS MBTHtR LOST WITNESS IS FOJR PEATH% s: The bOy resented the 'appellation as the were two girls-in h.is,cl%ss nayn^d Hazel When the teacher learned hei« error she apologized, but Hazel n*t the matter rest. He played irul#t' for two weeks and concealed the fact from his parents. The parents" were notified. Fearing he. would be severely p\ln ished, the lad "ran away, became tramp and evil .association ruined him. On Jan. 11,-.-1908 he ran to his parents' home in Toledo fnd slew his mother by. hitting her OV#r the bead' tfith-a, *harA mer." N. V. CCBPMATK, DISH HILLK New York, Dec. 24.—Dividents, In terests, disbursements on slock and bonds of the banks, trust companies, railroads, industrial and other corpor ations of New- York City for the month of January, 1909, will heach S2l0,00p, 000, an increase of approximately $17, 000,000 over the disbursements of Jan uary last year. The increase is gen erally attributal to the extraordih ary amount of securities issued dur ing the year. Case Has New Evidtac&s THOMAS CLOAR TESTIFIES THAT HE WAS ASKED TO JOIN RIDER BAND AND W^S TOLD OF THE s MEN WHO WERE MARKED trnW City TcrHn.! 24.—Inltlad of resting with the testimony It had submitted, the state decided today to strengthen the case against the night ri^erp with a little jnot«e evidence. For this purpose It suromoned Thomas H. CJbtyr na*"eefetive 61 the defendant, Act bur dinar' as its fiT%Tt 'witneiS. Ckiar was induced to join the night riderA by .\rthur Cloar early in Oc tober. -The wltliepb: was 'cooi bat care ful for on last'Bun day '.friend of-one of ttje men on tfial approached Cloar and told him if "heCte'Stiped he would bj" killed before he left the strinfd. H( wass ,orlssing for ari hour or two last night'and the state feared h^ hftd bteeri •atducted or killecUv Found by Ai»mM Bartd S'. An armed party /foqnd him at his hprn^ in Clayton, however. He has been In ttntor, ^ity ^inc^ the defendants ar .'ritfed and simply \Vorit home for a vis It. On th,e day .of Captain Ranksn's murder^ Cloar Vfent to Reelfoot lake for fish an£ met Bob Huffman and IJurt Morris, two-pf thf ^defendants. Hijff 'tnan'told him thej- wanted him to FREIGHT CARS DERAILED. Serious Loss of Life reported on Phil adelphia '4. Reading Proves Falae. Ifrenton, N. J., Dec. 24.—The jiSa raiUinf of two fre*.jht cars due to a broken axle -on the Philadelphia Reading railway, near Pennington' to day, gave rise to various reports of serious l°ss of life, but all proved to b« untrue, no one being injured by the misshap. Telephone and telegraphic facilities to the scene of the derailment are not the best and there was a sctfr rylng for automobiles by the counly Officials and newspaper men who hur ried to the place to happily find' Ihfct nothing serious had occurred. STEAMER WRECKED SIX DIE. Sixty-five Others Saved by Climbifig Over Face of Cliffs. Crookhaven, Ireland, Deo. 84.—The British steamer Irada, Captain Rob erts, from Galveston, Dec. 6, for Liver pool, is a total wreck on the southwest point of Mizen Head. Captain Roberts a Stewardess and four men were drowned. The remainder of the crew, sixty-Ave men. saved themselves by climbing the face of the cliffs. The steamer was driven aahure by year* I henvy weather during a densa fog. It I ivjuj loaded not fen. -f Daily News Slanders Good People of Fargo SENSATION A HUGE HOAX SHBET TODAY OF FAMILY STARVING IN FARGO ABSO LUTELY FALSE—DEAN BURLE SON SAYS STORY IS LIE. To The Forums I greatly regret the appearanoe in this morning's News The real facts are tneee: The wo maned named ie a member of my con gregation. She is not now, and never has been utterly destitute. For two weeks I have been vieiting her and the church has been helping her. She knows perfectly wt.ll tnat any pressing need will be supplied on application by me. The church doee not care to ing have been provided, and she is now being nursed by a woman eent by me... Th ohurc i does not care to parade its charities, but I feel that the people of Fargo ought to know that the terribis condition reported simply does net exist. I am thankful that the woman's ad dress was wrongly given eo that ahe may asoape being overwhelmed by a tide of wtllAieant but 'unnecessary "charity." Hugh 1»» Burleson,. Oeah e^ 'GethSeniane Cathedral. UN WATER WAGON New York, Dec. 24.—At the Metho dist preachers' meeting yesterday, Dr. William Potts George, pastor of the Bedford atTeet churcti. Introduced a resolution commending Jhe German emperor for his published Intention to abstain henceforth from all intoxicat ing liquors as a beverage, expressing i hO*pe for bis active co-operation in combating the evils of the liquor traf fic and assuring him of their high re spect and prayers for himself and the German people. i HALT RAILWAYS, 7 i join In order to g«t information as to how tTnion City was guarded, as they want ed to visit that tlace and "attend! to" Jge Jones, .Attorney General Cald well, the latter's father, a man 8^ yekrs old Judge Wad.dell and a num ber of other promir.ent men who •yver* •irglng extermination c& the night^lder fcandf ,i -v' TELL INTERSTATE BODY UNJUST RATES ARE PARALYZING INDUSTRY. Washington, Dec. 24.—milling Interest of the northwest are being '•rushed by the unjust and discrimina tory rallrohij rates charged by the railroads running to the Atlantic sea board, according to a petition filed to day with the interstate commerce •otnmission. Forty milling companies that have an annual grind in capacity if 117,000,000 barrels of flour, join in presenting the. petition and twenty ^ight railroads are named :ts defend ants. As thing* are now going, the millers assert, it is only -a. question of time vhen they will be broken up In busi ness. Th'e flouring Interests of Buffalo hav.» ?rown enormously and the millers of Minnesota cannot obtain enough wheat to keep their mills grinding at capac ity. A Before 1900 tney were charged less than 20 cents a hundred pounds by ^ail and water from Minneapolis to New York. Now the rate Is 23 cents. They ask for a rate of 20 cents. MAT PROBE THE REBATE CHARGE «. 'v ... v y ,3 BELIEVED IN CHICAGO PACKER8 WILL BE UNDER FIRE. bh|oago, XlL/^Dec. 34.—The issuance of lOfl (subpoenas, twenty-flve of which were served on employes in the traffic department of Nelson Morris A Co., summoning them before the federal grand jury, have started reports that the Inquisitorial body would investi gate charges of rebating among the big packing Arms at the stock yards. A flying visit to Waahlngton by Dis trict Attorney £iima, is supposed to have been In eomiaetton with the n^ra. I HAINS AS HE r:TS IN COURT AT HIS TRIAL. •m 1 of an article under startling head lines, purporting to set forth a heart rending story of destitution and star vation. To say that the story is a gross exaggeration is to use a far milder description than the ease de serves. The reporter probably ne glected to verify his facts and also realized how appealing such a tale would be just at the Christmastide. Probably he at the same time failed to realize what a serious injustice he was doing, to many people, and what a poeitive unkindness to a modest and self-respecting woman who is trying bravely to help herself and will feel deeply thus utterly unnecessary pub licity. THORNTON J. HAINS, On trial at Flushing, New York,for the frilling of William E. AiWlla. "air FRllSl STAGE MARY ANDER80N 8AYS THAT THE LIFE 18 NOT THE RIGHT KIND FOR THE AVERAGE GIRL OF THIS AGE. New Ycrk, Dec. 24.—Mary Anderson, who was the queen of the American stage up to the time of her retirement, when she married Antonio de Navarro, reached New York yesterday. She Is on a visit from England with her hus band snd her 12-year-old son and 11 year-old daughter. She brought some advice to young girls contemplating a stage career. "I would not advise the svarage young girl to seek the stage." Mild Mrs. de Navarro. "Only those who are pos ne»sed of great talent are able to enjoy the fruits of their eJtorts. The life of the mediocre actress la very hard and unsatisfactory. "Young girls would do better iwek employment as teachers, or In other lines. The returns in the long ru6vwlll be more satisfactory, both in bapplitf-s^, health and ^nancially. "The theatrical profesitoi Is easy to enter and hard to leave. It rewards Its favorites, but punishes those who do not possess more than ordinary ability. "I left the stage without regret, but look back to my life aa an actress as a pleasant memory. The publtc was kind to me, and I retired at a time when it appeared that playgoers wish ed me to remain and entertain them. I have a horror of the thought of over having to go back and play old woman parts, for instance. "I have been told that report* have been circulated in New York that shall take part In theatrical entertain ments during my stay here. These reports are unfounded. I shall never return to th" stage In any way."- SENTENCING OF A. F. OF L. OF "HALS WILL BE THRESHED OUT BY EXECUTIVE COM MUTEE, JAM. 11. Wa*h!**#t«n, -Dee. #4.—^The whole question of sentencing for contempt of court of President OompOrs. Vice -esident Mitchell and Secretary Mor rison of the American Federation of Labor, bp Justice Wright In the su preme court of the District of Colum bia, yesterday, will be threshed over at a meeting of tbo executive council of the federation, to be held In this city on- Jan. 11, next.. Thir meeting, whitens regularly scheduled one, will be nota" be cause of the vital issues affecting la bor Involved In the action of the court. A resolution sustaining the attitude of the leaders of the big organization with its 30,000 odd councils and 2, 000,OdO of members will be submitted for action and the policy of ttie feder ation in view of tl.® court's action and scatfting arraignment carried in decision will be outlined. I FINANCIAL POWER RESIGNS.• Thomas F. Ryan Quits Directorate of Thirty-one Corporations. New York, Dec. 24. Thomas F. Ryan, admittedly one of the greatest powers in the financial world, an nounced today that yielding to the advice of physicians he had resigned from the directorate of thirty-one corporations. The only enterprises in the management of which the noted financier retains a hand are the Mor ton Trust Co., the National Bank of Commerce and the American Tobacco Co. Ryan's action was taken in pursu- LAST EDITION KBfTTB^IOA^ ESTABLISHED SEPT, 6. 1878. "M CA E Alleged That Cabman Witness Perjured Hixpself DEFENSE ASKS FOR ARRtST MARTIN 8KURA, AGED 18, TESTI FIED THAT HAINS BROTHERS SAID "WE'VE GOT HIM NOW." THEN DENIED IT-—HAINS WILL. TAKE STAND. Hushing. N Y., Dec. 24.—senaa ional Incident punctuated ttie trial of 'hornton J. Halns today wh*n Lawyer John F. Mclntyre for the defense, airtc *d the court to commit for perjury Martin Bkura, (he cabman who had taken the stand aa the first witness mi the day. After Skura had given his direjt testimony and when he satd tlxat Thornton Halns had asked him to drive behind the stage carrying Mra. Annls and that one of the brothers had •aid, "We've got him now," he was subjected to a severe cross-examina tion by Halns* counsel. Admitted He LM. Mclntyre asked the wltnean tf ha had not signet a statement prepared by Joseph Shay and Eugeme Young, of Counsel for the defense, in which he stated that there was no conversa tions In the cab and that Annls' name Was never mentioned. Skura, frightened and oonfnsed, de clared he had nrnde the statements but they were false. Mrlntyre moved that the 11-year-old cabman be com mitted for perjury. Juwtice Crane said that he would tak" no action pending further examination of the witness. Skura will be examined far ther. State Nearly Through. Flushing, N. Y., Dec. 24.—The state's case against Thornton J. Halns, for participation In the murder of William K. Annls, nears its close. District At torney Darrin said that he hoped ail the prosecution's Wltnesnes could be heard before an adjournment is taken over Christmas until Saturday. The wives of three members of the Bayslde Yacht club are under subpoena and may be called by the state today to tell of incidents In which Annls par ticipated frre\'lcus to the shooting. Lawyers for Thornton Halns expect to open the. defense on Saturday or Monday, and Joseph Shay will outline the case to the Jury. It is Eot known how many witnesses will be called the defense, but Mclntyre and Shay are placing their nain hope: lu the story that Thornton J. Haina will tail on the stand. CAN'fOElATOR AND BE PURE MAN SO MILL, CITY EXECUTIVE SAYS WHEN HE RETURNS AND FIND8 A STIR. Minneapolis, Dec. 24.—"A man eaa be absolutely pure If he la mayor lor only two weeks," said Mayor J. C. Haynes of this city yesterday when told of the wholesale reforms under taken In his absence by President A. B. Merrill of the city council. Mayor Haynoe returned today to Sad orders out against gambling and Sun day dances, and the Civic Federation charging the police department with being derelict regarding blind pica. Y CHRISTMAS AT iUMIWli'jm WHITE HOUSE ROOSEVELT'S WILL BREAK THEIR PRECEDENT AND STAY IN WASHINGTON. Washington, Dec. 24. Roosevelt will not leave Washington during the holidays. For the past five years he has quietly slipped away from the capitol and passed two or three days at Pine Knot, Va. But this, his last Christmas here, he will pass at the White House. Mrs. Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Quentln, Kermlt, Archie and Miss Ethel will sit at the family board for the big dinner. There will be turkey. A gobbler weighing twenty-six pounds was killed and dressed today. The din ner will be served at 7 o'clock Friday. The president has received an opos turr from Staunton. EAST WELCOMES 8NOW. Rut White Christmas Means Mora iffering in Poor Quarter. Philadelphia. Dec. 24. Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Dela ware are burled in a blanket of nno-v from rix Inches to a foot in de. New Tone, Dec. 24.—Snow on the ground for Christmas hailed Joyfully by the well-to-do, wl the flrxt fall of flakes last night, has nevertheless emphasised the hardship which it brings to the poor. 1 tawney Won't Freda* Chicago, Dec. 24.—"What President Roosevelt' will do with the resolution adopted by the senate and house con i cerning the secret service, I do not care ance of a policy of retirement first I -jVe James A, Tawney, who passed adopted two years ago. At that time through Chicago on his way to his he was told by his physicians that the! noma in Winona yesterday, multiplicity of cares devolving upon «we have done what wAs considered him as chief steersman of so many about right, and there It rests for the financial organizations, some of which, time being, such as the Equitable Life Assurance "Speaker Cannon will easily be re soclety and the Interborough Metro- cAected, fcxoaslbly without opposition polttan street railway system of New S except from Congressman Champ York, were rapidly undermining his Clark of Missouri, leader at the demo health. to anticipate," said Representa- cratic minority.** I Ik J. ,? }'M&§ 'v -1 V-J-, i i"