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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-
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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.
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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.
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.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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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*.
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