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FOUtlM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891.
i ililLn Philadelphia Society Leaders Placed on Trial FOR Wire KILLING CAPTAIN ERB AND SISTER-IN-LAW OF fcORMER PENNSYLVANIA POLI TICIAN .ARE CHARGED WITH KILLING HIM DURING QUARREL AT SUMMER HOME. Media, Pa., Dec. 29.—Mrs. M. Flor ence Erb, and her sister, Mrs. Cath erine Besiel, were placed on trial In the Delaware county court here today charged with the murder of Mrs. Erb's husband, Capt. J. Clayton Erb, at his country home, Red Gables', near the village of Green, on the night of Oct. «. Captain Erb, who was secretary to Israel w. Durham, a republican leader of Philadelphia and also a well kno^ national guardsman, was shot di^ a quarrel in which Mrs. Erb and K '-j# Mrs. Besiel is charged with having^ fired the shot that killed the captain, but both she and Mrs. Erb have been jointly and seperately indicted on a charge of murder. The defense will plead self-defense. WRECK KILLS 8 COLLISION BETWEEN FREIGHT 'AND WORK TRAINS ON •UTTE DIVISION ALSO INJURES FOUR. Great Fall*. Mont., Dec. 2*.—As the result of a I.ead-on collision between a freight train and a wor: train on the Great Northern railroad late yes terday afternoon, eight men are dead and four injured seriously. The wreck resulted from the failure of the freight to stop at Midcanjon siding to allow th« work train to pass, but who is to blame for this failure has not yet been decided. The dead: E. L. HEALINE, eMftMltfcr, man, Faribault, Minfi.,- leaved a and family. if* H. C. MORRI'EY. Great Falls, sin fl*. recently from Pennsylvania. CHARLES T. FULLER, Great Filli. PETERSON, Grtat Falls. 'M W. BEALL, Great Falls.7 Three carjent rs whtse names ap prfti only to have been known to the ff.jrman. The injured: Conductor Ben Pr Drake, Great Falls, arm broken, back and knee injured Brakeman J. T. Elean, Great Falls, '.:ead cut and bruised, knee cut S. Olssen, carpenter. Great P'alls bruised ana cut about head and body C. V. Yages carpen ter, Great Ij'alls, bruised and cut tbout head and body. It' is not believed that any of the Injures will die. All are in «imiyttal here. CALLED IN MEAT PROBE Chlcagd, Dee. M.—ft wtm 'reported this afternoon that J. Ogden Armour, the multi-millionaire president of Ar mour & Co., will be summoned as a witness in the meat trust inquiry. It also was reported by special gov ernment agents that several railroad officials, said to have been wanted as witnesses in the Investigation, have disappeared. This cotild not be con firmed. United States District Attorney Sim» denied that any of the witnesses sum SKOMd by him have failed to appear. Kansas Teacher*. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 29.—Kansas educators to the number ©f several hundreds arrived in Topeka today to take part in the convention of the State Teachers' association. A. pre liminary jneeting this evening will open the session. Governor Frank Hanly of Indiana, and Prof. W. C. Wilcox of the Iowa State University are among the speakers who^will ad dress the pedagogues. WKIiELAW REID TO QUIT HIS POST DESIGNATIONS OF MANY OTHER AMBASSADORS ACCEPTABfct TO TAFT. J* Washington, Dec. 29.—Investigation the reason for the resignation ol Lloyd C. Griscom, ambassador to Italy, developed that Whitelaw Reid will be retired as American ambassador to G^eat, Britain. It is the-custom for ambassadors tc "tender" their resignations to new presidents, but always with the hope that they will be asked to,stay. In the Taft administration this cus tom, it is said, will be more honored in the breach than in the observance. The understanding here now is that the resignation of at least a majority of the ambassadors will be accepted with pleasure. A definite known exception to this policv is Ambassador O'Brien at To klt. iir Taft and Mr. O'Brien are in thorough accord on the Japanese ques- ,v .•''jr.,If JOAN OF ARC APPEARS TO POPE, SAY'. PAPER. Rome, Dec. 2®.—The Italia pub ltshes a report, wh: has caused a sensation In eccl liastical cir cles, that Joan of Arc recently ap pearefi ih a vision to the pope and addressee* to him solemn words of encouragement, exhorting hig holi ness to continue his present poll cy, which she promised would shortly be crowned with triumph, It was while the holy father was plunged In devout prayer and meditation his private oratory. Immediately af'.er the ceremony of reading the decree of beatification. that the apparition appeared. It was noticed that when the pope came out of the oratory he was very pale, and during several days maintained a marked silence. •m She Confessed It to Her Hus band VERNMENTTHAN w KA)VV TESTIFIES HCATED BLEA MARITAL TROU- AM REID AND COURT ADMl\fc* 'T—WITNESS SAYS CAPTAlK DISPLAYED SIGNS OF OREATMENTAL DISTRESS. Flushing, N. Y., Dec. 29.—The mari tal troubles of Capt. Peter C. Hains, jr., and his story of the estrangement with his wife, Claudia Hains, came out- In the trial of Thornton J. Hains today when Samuel C. Reid, a govern ment building inspector at North Chi cago, related a conversation he had last June with Captain Hains, making known the causes that led to the sep aration of the captain and his wife. Testimony of what Captain Hains said was permitted by Justice Crane as having a bearing on the mental condition of the army officer at that time. Reid stated that Captain Hains told him that his wife had confessed that she loved Annis. Captain Hains evinced signs of great mental distress in the narration of his troubles, the witness said. ENGINEERS WITH AFT TO PA', 1"' Washington, D. C., Dec. 23.—Presi dent Roosevelt has invited the follow ing engineerss to accompany President elect Taft on his trip to Panama: Ar thur P. Davis, chief engineer of the reclamation service, Washington, D. C. John R. P'reeman, Providence, R. I. Allen Hazen, New York city Ish am Randolph, Chicago Jas. Dix Schuyler, Los Angeles, Cal., and Fred erick P. Sterns, Boston. Alfred Noble of New York City was the first en gineer invited by the president, but he was unable to leave his present work. It was on his recommendation that engineers were selected. the MOVE TO UNSEAT EOVtiitiil DENtEN Chicago, Dec. 29.—The stait commit tee this afternoon decided to contest once and appointed a carry on the contest. whMia 4— ,» ONE OF TEilUV'S BUNTING PARTY l^HINQ. Mr. Loring, who will accompany President Roosevelt Into the wilds of Africa, is a naturalist of considerable r' -un^aiynat))e, 1 *y 1 'j irlh .. 1 1 *'Virsu^ i •». Charming White House Debutante Washington, Dec. 29.—In the his toric East room of the white house beautifully decorated for the occasion, President Roosevelt's youngest daugh ter, Ethel, last night made her formal bow to society. Preceding the danc ing in the East room, which began at 10 o'clock, Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Roosevelt received the invited guests in the Blue room. Miss Roosevelt's gown was of soft white satin trimmed with crystals while that of her mother was of dark blue satin. Seldon, if ever, has the East room presented a more attractive picture. Seated on a platform at the north end of the room was the marine band or chestra, whose brilliant scarlet uni forms against a back ground of green formed a rich frame for the beautiful color scheme lavishly painted in the J'ucker- ?Lh.f i *HSS l-m«L ROOSEVELT, Tl4 Youngest Daughter of Pi'ssidsiit R%omv«K, Who formally Enured' &C' ciety at Brilliant Function at W ashington, Last Night. Scores of Persons Endangered Two Thousand Enforce Order by Flames in Brooklyn New York, Dec. 29.—Two men were painfully injured, one perhaps fatally, the lives of score of men, women and children w«re endangered Arid 110,000 worth of property was de stroyed in a Are in a three-Story T,. frame building at Third ave,ue and Sixty-seventh street. Brooklyn, early a e 'ounS hrtnl9.™ fhe 8ec~ ond floor of the burned building, car ried his 12-year-old invalid sister, Ethel, down the smoke-enveloped stairs to safety. Fire Lieutenant Jareck was left on the third floor after his comrades had been rescued by the crew of a hook and ladder company. Seeing his plight, Fireman James Qn, Fatally eunded in a Street B* McCrone and John McCue rushed up i -, i o u n o i n i w a u k e e a ladder after Jareck. While bring ing him down the ladder broke, hurl-'. Milwaukee, Dec. 29. Theodore Papa- the election of Governor Deneen at Jaseck fell under his tewo rescuers, and tanner, aged thirty years, was shot committee to it is believed waa injured internally. GIRL MURDERED v BOOT IN LAKE CHECKS MADE TO. MAMIE JHINN, GIVE CHICAGO PO LICE A CLUE. "t fet Chicago, D©» 29.—What the police i ianta today for the opening session of believe is an atrocious murder was ml- the annual Southern Educational con covered this afternoon when the body of a fashionably dressed woman about 35 years old, was found floating in Lake Michigan, off the north shore. Despite the fact that two checks, for J20 an 1 $29. were found on the body, the police think the girl was the Vic tim of foul play. The only clue to the identity of the victim was found in the two checks, both of which were made out to Ma mie R. Dunn and signed by the cash ier, and paying teller of the American Trust & Savings bank. Around the neck of the woman was found a coral necklace and an expens ive fur boa. vvoman of refinement experience and reputation. Mr. Loring derwood Milling Co.. to the amount of has been on numerous trips through $2,800, through the operation of a British America, Mexico, the western commission agency in Minneapolis, states, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden Sheriff James Beck of Washburn. N. and Belgium. He is 38 yearn old, an i D., arrived In Minneapolis today, excellent shot, intensely energetic ard An lrews wax arretted at the Com iimrcial, hot^l Saturday nijrht op a yerjr Minneapolis. Dec. |l^-Foilowin« the description reset*** by the Jifataea idi •eVy-'s on a chi arrest of P. H. Andrews on a Charge of misappropriating fundj of the Un- 'w «. lllllillMllllifll JLsL KMf FARtSO, NORTH DAKOTA. TUESDAY EVEMXfi, DECEMBER 29, 1908. center of the rooifi by the handsome gowns of the f^ir debutantes present. The invited Quests numbered about 400, only unmarried members of the younger set participating in the danc ing. At midnight the dancing ceased and the guests partoofc of a supper which was served at small tables arranged along the lower corridor and rooms leading Into this corridor. Previously to the ball, Miss Roose velt was a guest of hnnor at a dinner given by Assistant Secretary and Mrs. Bacon At their residence. Covers were laid for sixty, the whole party going later to the white house. Mrs. C. A. Munn also entertained a large house party which later went to the white house. Mrs. and Miss Roosevelt are enter taining a house $»rty far the dance. That Planting Must Cease Amoy, Dec. 29.—Riots which started Saturday with the ref vsal of the na tives to obey an order prohibiting the planting of opium popples, now affects twelve villages. Twenty miles west of Tungan, 2,000 men are under arms. They have with- drawn to the Belin mountains and the authorltles have a8ked the viceroy at Foo Chow for addltIonaI troopg. °may' The orders were first i&sued to na Two deeds of heroism marked the t,ves of the v|,lftge of Tungail( twenty man. miles north of Amoy, to cease plant- poppies. They declined, and a, riot followed, in which several of the Canton civilians were killed. At first only &0O troops were sejofc restore order. FEUD ENDS IN TRAGEDY, ing the three men to the sidewalk, "a^dhore, also known as Papalhas, a dicate," a Royalist organization, and him, prevented a pistol duel which uaKe •a- 1 EXPRESSED y down and probably fatally wounded the offices of the newspaper published last night in front'cf the Nick Syeven's by the organization, with the intention coffee house, by Jaces Kujharas, aj0f making a thorough search of the 23-year-old countryman. Thousand Teachers Meet. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29.—Nearly a thousand teachers, including some of the leading college and university professors of the south, are In At- ventlon. in exhaustive programme dealing with every phase of educa tional progress in Dixie, will be car ried out during the three day| the convention will be in session. West Virginia Lawyers. lfjintlngton, W. V*., Dec. 29.—With a programme of addresses, discussions and official reports, the twenty-fourth annual session of the West Virginia Bar association was opened here this morning. The principal address of the convention will be delivertd this even ing by Chief Justice Simeon E. Bald- win of the Connecticut supreme court The clothing indicated a of errors, whose subject will be "The Narrowing Circle of Individual Rights.' ALLEGED SWINDLER BiffiUf TO N. D. TO ANSWER CHARGE premises. The tragedy is the culmination of a The editor of this paper is Pierre feud between the two and only the fact Bietry, a deputy from Kinisterre. Last that Kucharas" first bullet took effect night he defied the orders of the police in Papalhalodhore's abdomen, flooring an(j Df would have endangered the lives of being considered. tftany bystanders. 'T, polls police from Koenig, 'manager "of the company in Washburn. Ac cording to the manager of the com- pany, Andrews received the shipments i cash. of flour, representing himself as man- The robbers locked him In the vault ager of a commission house In Min- fbut the door was not securely fastened neapolls. He was taken back to i and he was able to escape and give War'hburn today to answer to tllf til & snJiyllln* tte "sii'ii 75,0 TIJTTLE WINS IN KIDDER COUNTY MAN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE 3N 26TH DIS TRICT BY A PLURALITY OF 6,000'. Steele, N. D., Dec. 29.—After twice being defeated for member of the house from the Twenty-sixth legisla tive district, comprising portions of Kidder and Emmons county, Col. A. W. Tuttle of Austin, was yesterday elected representative by a plurality of 6,000, in the special election. Messrs. Herolz and Storey, who were tied in the general election in November, refused to make the race, but they nevertheless received a few scattering votes. Mr. Storey has al ready commenced a contest, edging that he was duly chosen at the gener al election. The outcome of the en tire matter will probably be that the little, If any, exaggerated, legislature will be called upon to set tle the dispute. Colonel Tuttle was recently granted a divorce from his wife, who made sensational charges against him. THY Over the Disaster in Southern Italy BY ROOSEVELT THE PRESIDENT SEN0B DIS PATCH TO KING EMMANUEL, CONVEYING SORROW OF AMERI CANS OVER QUAKE HORROR RED CROSS GETS PMfY. WsstoMi**/ Itee. fWSMent Roosevelt, through the state depart ment today, sent to King Victor Em manuel of Italy, a dispatch expressing his horror and that of the American people over the disaster which has be- the organization has notified him that the Italian Red Cross. fallen southern Italy and Sicily by earthquake visitation, and tendering the pfovlnce of Reggio de Calabria his sincere sympathy. The president escaped. also ftotes that the American Red I Estimate 12,000 PdNli Cross has issued an appeal for contrl-j butions to aid the sufferers and tha^, PARIS POLICE INVESTIGATE CIR- ties will reach a total of 75,000. CUM8TANCES OF ATTACK ON FAULIERE* Paris, Dec. 29.—The investigation the police Into the Mattis incident—• Mattis Is the unemployed waiter who on Christmas day made an attack on President Fallleres and made an at tempt to pull his beard—has revealed Mattis' relations with ^he "yellow syn- (aB a result the police have sealed up broke into his offices. The matter his arrest and prosecution is now MANY IMMIGRANTS OR N. D. TOWN I Minneapolis, Dec. 49.—More than a carload of northern European immi grants spent the day yesterday In the twin cities on their way west. The Russians go tb Kulm, N. D., the Nor wegians to Red Lodge, Mont., the Finns to different points in the north west. S. OFFICIAL HELDM 55,000 MASKED MEN ROB THE COUNTY TREASURER OF WOONSOCK- "Vf -. Rome, D«c. 29.—The disaster in tbe Province of Calabria and the Island of Sicily has today assumed stagger ing proportions. Each successive re port rcelved from the stricken region makes It more apparent that the first stories of widespread destruction were Messina alone reports 19,000 vic tims, but it is feared that this Is only a ptfrtial list of the dead and wound ed. Reports are coming In from other towns giving estimates of dead there in from 600 up to several thousand. In Tragic Isolation. Kefglo still remains In its traffic Iso lation. It Is impossible to get word from the stricken city and silence gives rise to most fearful apprehen sions. News has come from Messina, eight miles north of Reggio, but no reliable estimate of the dMd there has been made. Vandalism of the worst kind has broken out and the government has adopted most energetic and most se vere measures for its repression. The i prison at Messina collapsed. Such confusion reigned that the robbers met with no resistance. The local chief of police lies dead In the rooms of his office. The barracks at Messina were demolished. The commander of troops was killed outright and there are many victims among the enlisted men. Are Heaps of Ruins. The finest palaces, churches and theatres of Messina are heaps of ruins and countless dead bodies are scat tered through the wreckage and their decomposition will doubtless bring a pestilence to add to. the horrors of the situation. Devastation over the entire district was more or less complete. No art Romfi D?c. 29—A from p4lwmo- it will immediately coounuoicate wl^U. the deadt at Messina, as the resuit§of ITIS TO BE ROYALIST the earthquake and tidal wave of yes terday are estimated at 12,000. Scores still are alive beneath the ruins of the city. Owing to inadequate means of rescue at hand it will be Impossible to reach these people and bring them out alive. Other dispatches received here place the deaths at Messina at even more I appalling figures. The Tribune pub lishes a telegram saying the casuali- »GOMEZ AND CASTRO FORCES BATTLE 1 IT AND LOC HIM IN THE VAULT, ______ Woonsocket, S. D., Dec. tt—Coun ty Treasurer Michael Melr was held up in his office last night by two masked men and robbed of 15,078 in TWENTY KILLED AND MANY WOUNDED IN ENGAGEMENT ON THE VENEZUELAN COAST. Port j&p&ta, Trinidad, Die. 29.— There has been flghhng at Macuro, on tfcj Venezuelan coast, between the ad herents of former Presldnt Castro and th crew of a gunboat, working In the Interests of the new president, John Vicente Gomez. Abcut twenty men were killed and some fifty wounded. The Gomez party was obliged to with draw temporarily, but later returned tp resume the engagement. HIS BODY WAS FOOD FOR RATS CORPSE OF WILLIAM ZABEL, GNAWED, FOUND BY NEIGHBORS. St. Paul, Minn., Dec 29—William' Zabel, 65 years of age, living on a farm near Woodbury, between St Paul and Stillwater, was found dead In his house last night by neighbors, who called' to Inquire, ooacernlng Ms con dition From tiie appearance of the body, It is thought he has been dead for nearly two weeks. Rats and mice had gnawed away a large portion of his face *nd one of his arms. The body was on the floor, and the bed clothes were torn and thrown about the room. It is thought that Zabei suffered terrible agony before hi» death. For some time he has been in poor health, and it is believed that no one was in the house when he died. In the barn two of hl.« horses were 'Arm. The robbers, however, had f«umi dead from starvation, and two couja, scarcely «tan& '•to. i -U V LAST EDITION REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5. 1878. .nay Frightful Scourge AffEcfs Various Parts of King Emanuel's Land Accompanied by Appalling Loss of Life—Fate of Vast Regions Still Unknown—Property Loss Will Reach in Millions—Pope Orders Relief for the Stricken and Suffering. MOUNT ETNA IN ERUPTION ADDS TO PANIC OF PEOPLE-* WAVE CREATES HAVOC i riSd ARve This report has not been subataa* tlated. Mount Etna Aetiv* Again. CantanJa,Sicily, Dec. 29.—Mount Et na le this morning lowing consider- able activity and detonations, which can be plainly heard In this city to gether with a volume of smoke rolling out of the crater have added to the panic of the people. According to the director of the local observatory this activity is directly connected with the earthquakes of yesterday which wrought such havoc In Calabria and Sicily but a great eruption is not ex pected. Such phenomena seldom ac company violent seismic disturbances^ Martial Law Is Proclaimed. Ixndon, Dec. 29.—A special dispatch received here from Catanzaro says that only a few thous. nd of the entire population of Reggio, have escaped death or injury. Lieutenant Fira dl Cossato has ordered that all looters and robbers be shot on sight. Martial law will be instituted in the earth quake zone. The population is placed at abou'_ 50/'l by the best authorities. The city la eight miles south of Hit sina. Fire Completes Destruction. Rome, Dec. 29.—Premier Giolittl has received a telegraph message from Deputy Felice at Messina confirming th« previous reports of the complete destruction of Messina by fire follow ing the earthquake. The deputy says that the dead at Messina will lb* counted by the tens of thousands. Number of Dead Unknown. Honteleone, Calabria, Dec. 21.—The town of Palmi has been previously destroyed as has also Bagnara. Th*e deRd at Palmi nu -ber 1.000 and It is Impossible to estimate the number of injured. Large numbers were killed also at Bagnara and the list of wound ed there also will be heavy. The de tails are lacking The tidal wave in undated Valla at San Giovanni, 2,500 feet back from the shore Une. Paluil has *10,000 inhabitants .while Bagnara counts 7,500 people. Pope Hears of Disaster. London, Dec. 29.—A special dispatch received here from Rome says the pope has been notified that the entire religious communities of Messina and special' Including bishops, priests, monks and Bay8 that nuns have been wiped out by earthquake and fire. Felt Throughout Country. Rome. Dec. 29.—The three prov inces of Cosenza, Calanzaro and Reg gio dl Calabria, comprising the de partment of Calabria, which forms tbe southwestern extremity of Italy, or "the toe of the boot." wer» devastated yesterday by an earthquake, the far reaching effects of which were felt almost throughout, the entire country. The town of Messina, in Sicily, was Continued on Pace Nina. THREE MORE SENT TO PENITENTIARY MoHENRY COUNTY LAW-BREAK' i" Ills ARE PROLONGED VACA TIONS AT BISMARCK, BY JUDGE GOSS. MlBOt, N Dec. 29—Judge Go«* has returned from Towner where he sentenced three men who pleaded guilty in the McHenry county court. Dillon, who robbea Mitchell's store at Towner pleaded guilty and received five years In the state penitentiary for robbery in the third degree. Brandt and Trager who were charg ed with robbery received two to four and three and one-half to six These two men last September held up slxi men In a box car robbing them of some money. The robbers and their victims got mixed in a shooting scrape and shots were fired by both sides, one of the bullets fired by the robbers hitting one of the men In the adbo men. They recovered however. "Jheso same men are wanted in Pierce county but it is expected that the charge will be dropped now that they have pleaded guilty. 1.0.0. F. OFFICER LED BY TRAIN Madiaon, 8. D., Dec. 29.—Eeter M»r quardt, past grand master of the South Dakota Odd Fellows, was instantly killed here today by a switch en^ijns, his body being badly mangled. Church Versus Saloon. Roanoke, Va., Dec. 29.—Roanoke's forty-four churches are arrayed against the forty-five saloons of the city in a struggle which means life or death for the latter, and which yrill culminate tomorrow In a local option election. The closing day of the cam paign has been one of the most ex citing in the history of Roanoke. Both the "wets" and "drys" have waged energetic campaigns and the result o# iliJP dpufct, pt. ,„ •-1 mm" iiiMMia v, /v^r '4 A i as -i. •a* *1