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FOKPM ESTABLISHED NOV. IT, 1891.
OUTLINE OF for HainS Ad8resses the Jury TESTIMONY TILL MONDAT DEFENSE tWtj.L ENDEAVOR Tfc •HOW THAT HAIN8 BI-OTHERS WERE ON REAL ESTATE, ER RAND WHEN ANNI8 WAS KILL* 10—WILL DISPROVE INTENT. Flushing, N.Y., Dec. ,36.—The line of the deft.ise of Thornton Jen kins Hains, charged with being a prin cipal with his brother, Capt. Peter C. Hains, jr., in the killing of Wm. E. Annis, at the Bay Side Yacht club, Long Islahd, last August, was pre sented to the jury today. No testimony will be taken until Monday. With the calling of one or two minor witnesses by District Attorney Darrin this morning the prosecution, through Eugent Young, one of the Hains counsel, will move to dismiss the case against the defendant. This motion to dismiss and his arguments will consume about an hour. Joseph Shaw, assistant counsel to John Mclntyre, will submit the out- .... line of the defense to the .jury. The defense will endeavor to show that i Thornton Hains and his brother start-j Side on an appointment, but something happened which" caused the two broth ers to go to the Yacht club. This pojnt, Shaw will argue, will conclu sively show that the defendant and his brother had no intention of going to the club, until they found that Bugg, j*e,,^fd V?* !?",*• Thornton would have prevented a meeting between his brother and An ,-N.ilfc«}f he could. Captain H*iN« Was Dippy. "We propose to show you that his brother, Capt. Peter C. Hains, was mentally unbalanced, and to show you causes \yhlch credited that condition of mind," Shay said. Ha then de clared that Thornton had become ac quainted last spring with Messrs. Jes pers and Bugg, who had property for sale near the ystcht club, and that Bugg told, Hains- to meet him Saturday at the yacht club. He. said that Thorn ton Hains had engaged a man to build a house for him at Bay Side.v S CO. I ENDORSE MERER Valley meeting City, N. D., Dee. 2«.—At a of the Barnes County Bar association held here today, Resolu tions endorsing Attorney Herman Winterer of this city as a candidate for the position of supreme justice were adopted. A copy of the resolu tions will be forwarded to Governor John Burke. *1 I PITT88URG BANKER IN GRAFT SCANDAL. ff— W. W. Ramsey and the German Na tional Bank of Pittsburg pf which he was president, MT. Ramsey is the Pittsburg banker under arrest charged with misusing bank funds without the consent of the directors, for the purpose of paying a large sum to councilmen in order to secure the appointment of the bank as o»\e of the city depositories. The bank issued a statement loday to the effect that the two officials IS INTENSE Kentucky Town Scenc of Terrible Riot FIVE BURNED TO DOTH BATTLE BETWEEN DEPUTY V ft. MARSHAL AND MINERS AND 8TRIKER8 AT STEARNS, KY., IMPERILS MANY LlVBt SAI LA NTS ESCAPE. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 2®.—Excitement Is intense today at Stearns, Whitley co|ui)ty, where two fights occurred yes terday between a deputy United States marshal and miners and strikers there. The posse, which was expected to g? into the mountains last night to search for the missing and wounded, did not go, but will likely go during the day. Officer Ryan, who became separated from his companions dur ing the fight yesterday, is still wander ing in the mountains, if not aJre&dy captured and put to death by the In furiated strikers. Friends Protect Ringleader, Barry Simpson, who owned the hotel In which the fight occurred, and which building was burned, it which building was burned, it was '^ne? to?ay- ed out* to make' a real e-tate pur- P"*ected is thought, by his chase in the neighborhood of the Bay I fr,en1ds\1 who had property in the vicinity for 'caus falling walls. I sale, was there. State Rests Cas%- V." I After Policeman George BoHtm and Thos. Harway gave Important- testi mony, the state rested its case. Associate Counsel Shay, counsel for I Thornton J. Hains, in opening the case for the defense, charged that the evi dence of the state bore every sem blance of falsehood, invention and manufacture. He said that the defense will prove that Thornton Hains had nothing to do with the death of Annis, tfcat Hains had no thought of Annis in hie mind when he went to Bay Side, that he had no fdea that Annis was there, that Thornton Hains did not kriow his brother had a revolver and escaped during the bat- 0, mountains an«i He is being allaged to have been the leader of the-strikers. It is be lieved that at least five men were burned to death in the hotel, ad the miners who were in the building when the blaze and fighting began were very slow in getting out, and It .Is tha* many The police declare it the woflj "hot-headed union men." BUSS SHOT 7i BV KEEL Fl ErtCt e«COUNTE RWftTED TO HAVE OCCURRED AT MOS COW, IN WHICH HEAD OF SECRET POLICE WA8 SLAIN. Moscow, Dec. 26.—Baron Cotte, chief of the secret political Dolice. was killed, and Colonel Muraki was wounded, in a fierce encounter today with revolution ists, who were intrenched in a subur ban villa. During the flght several po licemen were killed and others were wounded. Troops were summoned to the aid of the police and a regular, battle ehsued. V SEW PlTTSBt'RG SENSATION NEAR PROSECUTORS IN GRAFT SCAN DAL PROMISED THAT IM PORTANT DEVELOP -MENTS WOULD OCCUR DAY 1 Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 28.—An air of expectancy prevails here today at to the nature of the next steps to be taken in the investigation of the graft scandal by the Voters' league and whether intimations by the prosecut ors t^at sensational developments would occur today' win materialize. In the absence of official informa tion it is not known how far the league is prepared to go the number of per sons to be arrested, who they are, or when definite action will be taken. From the many rumors, however, it is believed the investigation will be thorough and widespread and that ev ery person implicated will be in the custody by the first of the year. had taen replaced and,, that tbe bank only slightly anaaiiant was in no way effected- v w ,4 V5- 4 xfclW L*v Very little official information is being given to the public. Those In terested in the prosecution and de fense are holding numerous confer ences but these meetings are behind closed doors. FRENCH PRESIDENT SAF«. Waiter Pulled His Beard No Attehipt on Life as Reported. Paris, Dec. 26.—A demented restau rant waiter, named Jean Mathis, at tempted to pull the board of the presi dent of France, Armand Faillieres, in this city today. The president was was arrested. k "r TTTlt wer® PolidT Is Woiliftk r- Union Hen r~*?• A three- story brick and steel building in course of construction at Ninth and Oak streets was wrecked by dynamite here shortly before midnight last night. The loss is estimated at about $1,000. No cause for the dynamiting can be given by owners Of the building other than that non-union steel workers have been employed in its construction. ,JLJL JL ..»• Sc FKL\CH PUBLIC IS /y^yyvvYW OTCYtXYnXXXXXi ooxxjoou^^V* $ &$> .Court acene in the famous night rider trial, with Judge J. E. Jones presfding. The state militia is seen at the left hand corner, just outside the rail, ready to prctect the prisoner!. The middle picture chows the jury in this famous trial, c.nd the lower picture is that of Judge Jonea. Another class of .temporary inhabi tants are the roaghly clad but rugged PI E Union City, Tenn.* Dee. 26.—Gath- i view. These men are here to see that ered in the streets and talking at the fair Way is given their friends on corners in this quiet town are hundred" trial for the depredations of the night of strangers, awaiting the verdict of i riders In general and for the killing the night rider trial now on before of Captain Quentln Rankin la partlcui Judge Jones. The state militia, with their muskets over their shoulders, pace uneasily about.' AROli: ATTACK MADE BY WAITER Oil PRESIDENT FALLIERS CON V.'v? SIDERED OF NO POLITI^ •OAL IMPORTANCE V -r |. Paris, Dec. 2®.—The entlr# pfess" of Paris with the exception of «uch re actionary newspapers at The La Libre Parole and X/Actlon Francaise consid er the attack made in the slretrs of Paris on President Falliers by an un employed waiter named Mattis Fan tastic, an act without political impor tance. "If the cau&e of the Bourbons and Bonapartistg were not as dead as a door nail, such pitiful exhibitions of impotent fury would completely dis credit them," voices the general opin ion. Nevertheless some of the republican organs express the opinion that the government should do something to put an end to the campaign being con ducted persistently by a small group of militant royalists aided by clerical organizations, with the object of keep ing public opinion inflamed. WAITING ATTITUDE IS FKLNliH nm IF THE GOVERNMENT OF GOMEZ points IN VENEZUELA ENDURES IT WILL BE OFFICIALS. RECOGNIZED 4 Paris, Dec. 26.—The French govern ment is maintaining a waiting Attitude in the Matter of the political develop ments in Venezuela. If the govern ment of President Gomez endures it will be recognized. France is anxious to settle her diplomatic difficulties with Venezuela and if Senor Paui, who is now on his way to Europe, commis sioned by the present government to effect a settlement of Venezuelan dis puts with the powers,can show proper credentials, he will he received. The government is gratified over the downfall of TTastro and is of the opin ion that he has been permenently ellm ated from Venezuelan affairs. The im pression prevails in Paris that Castro has a large fortune in Europe and that i gold in the sand drawn from an old he will never return to South America.) w eli on the premises of Norton Scott. ANl/ DAILY RGPUBUCAH. FARGO. NORTF^VKOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1908. ——r w lar. For nearly two years the night rid ers have dominated this territory. These terrorists of the wilderness rode nightly and their crimes were legloij. determined men from the mountains, For nearly xvo years not a man not the denizens 9i the Reelfoot Lake re- I a member of their band retired to rest ghn, with their inevitable long bar- without breathing silent prayer that relied rifles or big pistols in plain he and his family might be spared the HAIililS JURY IS TO AGREE THE TWELVE MEN ASK TO BE DISCHARGED, BUT JUDGE ORDERS THEM TO DE LIBERATE FURTHER. Irvifte, Ky., Dec. 26 —The jury fn the Beach Hargis case reported to Judge Adams today that they could not agree, and asked that they be discharged. This Judge Adams refused to do, but ordered the jury back -to their rooms to deliberate until 2 o'clock. If no verdict has been reached by that time, they will be discharged. No report was made as to how the Jury stood. An Official Statement on Labor .. &aten<g» THE CASES SHU. lit COURTS R008EVELT ANNOUNCED. FROM WHITE HOUSE TODAY THAT THERE COULD BE NO PRESI DENTIAL INTERFERENCE NOW, REGARDLESS OF JUS OPU4JON. j- •. •, i Washington, Dec. Jm- eWehfl statement issued at the White House today in regard to presidential inter ference in the cases of President Gom pers, Vice President Mitchell and Sec retary Morrison, of the American Fed eration of Labor, now under sentence for contempt of court, attention is called to the fact that the cases are still before the courts and that no matter what the president's opinion may bet as to the justness of -the ser. tences imposed, he cannot take ai«.. action looking to a pardon or expret* any opinion as to the merits of tk« ratse&e VENEZUELA OLlil NEAR PEACE j" -1. Willemstad, Curaoa, Dec. 26.—Im provement in the relations between the Netherlands and Venezuela are already in resumption of communication by sea betweeq the republic and the Island of Curacao. A Dutch schooner left here this morning for Maracalbo, for a cargo of wood which followed the announcement of the Venevzuelan government that it will n# longer en fringe upon the shipping decree which was brought to Caracoa and transfer red to another vessel. Furthermore, the steamers of the Royal Dutch mail line will lecin to call again at Vene- STRUGGLE AT FUNEFTAL. 8istaiMii-Law Attacks Man at Serviosa Over Wife's Body. Chicago, Dec. 26.—The funeral over the body of Mrs. Pauline F. Holmes, held yesterday, at 4008 Indiana avenuf was turned from sorrowful decorum into a struggle that nearly overturned the coffin. A savage attack was made upon Ch&rlfes E. Holmes, husband of the dead woman, by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Louise Weistrnass, 100S Park ave nue. Holmes was indicted last^Tues day for his wife's death upon the tes timony of his 12-year-old son. The boy's story of 111 treatment endured by his mother was the cause, of rous ing the latter's relatives Into a frenzy. Gold Found in Well. Petaloma, CaL, Dec. 26.—Excitement prevails here over the discovery of free JL at the Trial of the Night Riders terrors of a midnight visitation. Final ly the people bccame enraged and with Is determination to stamp out the or-' Continued on Page Three. CONN. MERCHANT SLAIN AT OW BLACK MASK, BLACK CAP AND BLACK JACKS ONLY CLUE TO ASSAILANT—ROBBERY THE MOTIVE. Hartford, Copn., Dac. 26.—Samuel Rodlnskl was shot down and fatally wounded on the doorstep of his home early today and his assailant escaped. On the ground near Rodinski's body wpre found a black mask, a b^ack cap and black jacks. Two shots were fired at Rodinski, one bullet through the left temple, being the fatal one. The victim kept a dry goods store in Pleas ant street and In the same neighbor hood the police have learned that a man followed him from the store afte* he had closed up, shortly after mid night, believing he would have In his pockets the receipts of the day from his plac« of business. ARRESTED FOR POSTOFFICE THEFT IS HELD *jst DRAYTON, N. D., FOR ROB BING PQSTOFF4GE AT ItOBBINiT Drayton, N. D., Dec. 26.—The gen eral store and postofflce of KJorsvick & Hersoth of Robblns, Pembina county, was broken Into recently and clothing valued at 125. Jewelry at 76 and cash in the sum of $32.36 was taken.- Of this amount $22.36 was tak en from the postofflce money order department. Norman Grumbo is under arrest at this place on a charge of robbing the postofflce. He is believed to have had help and a reward of $200 has been offered for the arrest of more of those implicated. AGER RELEASED ON BOND. Alleged Forger, Long Thought Daad, Returns to His Family. Princeton. Ind., Dec. 26.—Henry B. Afer, who was supposed to be dead, but who was arrested in Texas several days ago, was brought to his old home today and arraigned on the charge of forging the name of Hugh D. McGary on a note for $5,000 on the American National bank of this city. He was released on ball, ten of the leading citizens of this city signing his bond. Ager immediately drove to his home, where his wife and his children eager ly awaited him. Louisiana Congressman Daad^ OrleJWis, Dec. 26.—Congressman Robert C. ft»ivey of Louisiana died here today aft*r an Hlness of several! months. Wall Street Brokers Assign. i New York, Dec. 26.—Henry W. Poor, trading as H. W. Poor A Co., at 38 HrSlll street, made an assignment to day for the benefit of creditors. Hap« Defeats Page. Hope, N. D., Dec. 26.—In a game of basketball between teams from Page and this town, played yesterday, th4 locals won bv a score of 26 to 9. N. v *"T y k '"•VV "L-*. i Connecticut Officials Are on the Grill INQUIRY INTO ELECTION EX PENSES OF CONGRESSMAN AND GOV.-ELECT LILLEY STARTED AT NEW HAVEN TODAY—FIRST ELECTIQN COURT IN U. S. New Hav*«, Conn., Dec. 26.—An -Section, court to Inquire Into the cam paign and election expenses of Con gressman and Governor-elect George L. Lilley of Waterbury, waa opened here today upon application of George L. Fox, a school master of thin city mder the provisions of the corrupt ractlces act passed by the general ssembly in 1906. The judges are ilos A. Robinson and W. L. Bennet the Superior court. The sitting of his court is of great intprest to poii clans along legal lines, as it is ex acted that this is the first election -mrt to be set up in this country. Antagonistic to Lillay. At the November election Lilley waa pposed by a faction in his own party, :nd the strength of this antagonism is hown by the fact that while Judge Taft carried the state by over 44,000 lurality, Lilley had slightly less than 16,000. The present inquiry, should it ach a Rtage of taking nf evidence, is expected to go back into the canvass for the npmi?iatioji in the spring and Dummtr. FEE Chinese Regent Warned to Re main Inside the Palace Pekin, Dec. 26.—An Imperial edict is sued today orders princes Teol-Tao and Yu-Lang and Grand Chancellor .Tieh-Liang to form au Imperial guard *of picked men from the Manchu regi ments for the use of Prince Chun, the regent of China. The prinees and grand chancellor were recently entrusted with the task of guarding the palace gates. A leading article in the newspapers controlled by the grand chancellor, ad vised the regent to remain in the palace, so as to avoid assassination.' GA8 CAUSES FOUR DLATHS. Qroear Throws Coat Over Fixture, Breaking it. Chicago, Dec. 26.—Four persons were found dead in a residence at 168 Has tings street, having been asphyxiated by escaping gas. Morris Lukman, a grocer, his wife, Elizabeth, and their hildren, Annie, sixteen years old, and illiam, fifteen years old, were the victims. The overcoat of Lukman was found on the floor, underneath a broken gas fixture, and the police be lieve that the f.::ture was hroken by the man throwing the coat over it be fore retiring. A Christmas tree, trim med and decorated with Christmas gifts, was in an adjoining room. p'W Nebraska Man Murdered. Eldorado, Ark., Dec. 26.—C. W. Mas slngale, aged 60, of Valentine, Neb., who has been here for several months, was robbed of about $200 Wednesday !night and killed. Lee L. Coombs, a farmer. Us ?^ld In connection with the killing. CASHIER ADMITS HE ROBBED BANK EUFALA, OK LA., BANKER RE TURNS FULL AMOUNT STOLEN —TRIES TO DRINK FOISON. Muskogee, Okla., Dec. 26.—Arrested by Pinkerton detectives on the charge of robbing the First Rational Bank of Eufala, Okla., H. Barr Elliott, cashier of the bank, confessed and returned $2,847, the full amount stolen.. Previous to making the confession, Elliott tried to swallow the contents of 1 a phial of carbolic acid but was pre vented from committing suicide by the president of the bank, who wrestled the poison from his grasp. The robbery of the bank occurred Dec. 14, and was at first charged to i Henry Starr, the notorious bandit and outlaw, who la wanted for many bank robberies. Bought Burglara' Tools. Klltott visited Muskogee the day of thf? robbefy and purchased dynamite and burglars' tools to make the rob bery realistic. He left a note stating It was easy for a professional to rob a Kansas City safe. He is a young man from Gainesville, Tex., who had been employed by the bank but a few months. KILLED IN AUTO WRECK. One Man Dead a-H Four Persons Hurt at Oakland, Cal. Oakland, Cal., Dec. 26.—One man was killed and four persons, among them two young women, were severely hurt £n an LAST EDITION REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5. 1878. Early and Short Sessions Urged on Taft OOMUCtlMBNEYINCAMPAIGN IMMEDIATELY AFTER Ml 4 SPECIAL TARIFF SESSION WILLS! CALLED BY PRESIDENT-ELECT TAFT AFTER ADJOURNMENT SHORT Protect Against Summer Seslioit/ The delay baa given members" congress an opportunity to go to theyr homep and transact business and re turn to Washington for the long ses sion. There seems to be a MAGNATE IS 4 automobile wreck on the foot of Hill boulevard, two Atllen. wrest of. Hunter's Inn today. .21 S 4 5J OF 8ESS1ON—BILL WILL READY. & Washington, Dec. SC.—If the li In congress of both political parties are able to bring sufficient Influence upon President-elect Taft, a special session to revise the tariff will be called almost immediately after hla inauguration. The purpose will be to cut vhe special session as short aa possible and secur* an adjournment before extremely hot weather sets la. 3evera] members of congress, who have discussed the subject with Taft. ba lleve that his views in regard to an early and short session coincide with the plans suggested. Ordinarily a special session is not called until aft er some time has elapsed after the ad» journment of the regular session. (unamity of the members for a protest against a long elege against a Washington summer, however, and the usual couraa is likely to be altered. In inaugural years the senate is al ways In session for ten days or a fortnight In order to confirm the nom inations, under the new administration and It has been suggested that the house could be in session also and utilize the time In considering the tariff bill as it will have to be dis posed of there before It can be taken up by the senate. It Is expected that the house ways and means committee will have the bill ready to report to the special session on the d%y it as sembles and that no tithe will be loat hy committee hearings. Can Rush Bill Through. As soon as the bill has been drafted it can be taken up by the senate com mittee on finance and that committee can be ready to report If It works as ^idiously as soon as the bill has been passed by the house and messaged to the senate. If this course is followed, and it now seems probable that It will be, It is expected special tariff revision can be concluded Inside of four montlla,' utlS DEAD San Francisco, Dec. 26. Claude Spreckels, the famoua sugar million aire, died from the effects of an at tack of pneumonia at 4:30 this morn tac. FATAL WRECK ON Q. M. Trainman Killed and Fifteen PaaMfl* gars Injured at LaClade, Idaho. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 26.—A head on collision between trains No. 26S, westbound, on the Great Northern railway, known as the Bonners Ferry "dinky," and a freight train, occurred at La Clade, Idaho, today. The fire man of the passenger locomotive, it was reported, was killed, and fifteen passengers were Injured, some Of thete seriously. UNITED STATES MINISTER TO HAITI. 5- ,H. W. Furniss, under v.r. ,f the mom be r* of other legations expe#^ to take refuge if a re vol u- 4 t»e«i makes it necas- j' sary. •M 1 1 UR CHURCHES INVOLVEA New Suits Started Against Fidelity Funding Co. and P. Kieraiv. Pittsburg, Dec. 26.—The affairs the Fidelity Funding Co. and P. J. Kieran, former president of the com pany, were brought up here again to day when four suits were filed in the Hnited States circuit court by Edward Boinsiu of the Province of Ontario, Canada. Four churches are invotaaA and tit* total of money is JJUMMN*. Apt .'l Js||| a