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THE WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight and Tues» day, not much change in temper* a tore barometer 29:02 maximum temperature 64, minimum temper* ], ature 46 precipitation .01. SLAYEH THREATENS SUICIDE TEN-YEAR OLD WOLVERINE BOY SEE8 FLUTTERING CLOTH IN •USHE8 ACROS3 RIVER AND Ml RES WOMAN WIPING OFF DUST FATALLY 8HOT. Flint, Mich., May 24.—Arthur Mer ritt, 10 years old, of this city, whue walking along the river bank with a Cifle yesterday, saw a cloth fluttering in some hushes on the opposite side of the stream and fired at it. Mrs. Lizzie Atkinson, a bride of a few months, re ceived the bullet in her forehead and died in a few minutes. Mrs. Atkinson was walking along the river with her husband and it was her handkerchief with which she was wiping some dust from her face that caught the eye of the boy with the rifle. Young Merritt was so affected after the accident that he had to be placed under restraint to prevent him from carrying out threats of suicide. CITIES IN UhLA. ff*AVIEST RAINFALL IN YEARS SWELL8 RIVERS TO FLOOD STAGE—ONE TOWN 18 PARTLY SUJMERGED. Vlnita, Old a.. May 24.—One of the hefcviest rainfalls in years has swillen the Grand river and other streams to flood stage, causing much damage to railroad property and farms, and mar tially submerging the town of Afton. At Catale a portion of the trestle work of the St. Louis & San Francisco, railway bridge had been carired away. In Muskogee the Btreets and many houses were flooded by last night** rainfall, which amounted almost to a cloudburst. DUTY ON LUMBER VM0P08ED BY 8ENAT0R ROOT IN SPEECH ON TARIFF TODAY CITES CANADIAN INDUCE MENT IN ARGUMENT. Washington, May 24.—An extended plan for a differential duty on dressed lumber was made in the senate today in connection with the consideration Of the tariff bill by Senator Root, who cited various lumber interests along the Canadian border, and gave reasons why they should be accorded a pro tective tariff. "Canada," he said, "offer® to every planing mill which will move across the border a remission of taxes for from fifteen to twenty-flve years, s that the duty which we are imposing. It- we adopt the committee report on dressed lumber, merely balances the tax that is imposed upon the property of our mills for the support of our state and municipal governments."* NO LIMIT TO WHEAT F8ICE Ray and September Establish Hew Records Today Chicago, May 24.—Both May and ^Sptember wheat established new high records on the board of trade today, larjgely on bullish reports from Kansas, predicting a crop shortage in that state. May wheat early sold at 1% over Saturday's close. September contracts brought $1.10, which is higher than the previous close and better than the previous hiflt point of some weeks ago. July at $1.18% was within of its previous top price. December wheat, which touched $1.07%, showed evidence of the influ ential bullish support. STRUCK BY BAH, PLAYER HAY DIE jf1' *£\j, MEMBER OF WISCONSIN LEAGUE SUFFER8 C0NCUS8I0N OF 3, MAIN WHEN HIT RUN* NING -ASES. '.V JEtacine, Wis., May 24.—Earl Burwell, a member of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin Illinois league team, who yesterday was struck by a thrown ball while running to first base, suffering a con Oggaion of the brain, regained con Mtousncss shortly after 12 o'clock last night. The physicians a' the hospital re tM will rec0v«A» Vv,' FOBOM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. I M] IS A HMMCIMS iiiLLU n •liSii Msl Michigan Woman Victim of Horrible Accident "••"l •0k ,Y j!!ST 1T RAYS |ilifi| K|iNij Washington, May 34—Ati** interview with President Taft, today, John Hayes Hammond definitely de» elided the tend«r ofthe minlatarablp to China. T!!E SenatorClaims People Arc Rv "4 of Millions Newspapers,\ ^Declares, Are Subsidized Washington, May 2v .e so-called "sugar trust" was they subject of an attack ii^ tfie senate today by Senator Owen of Oklahoma, who sent to the secretary's desk a denunciation of the trust published yesterday in a local newspaper. This account, said Owen, "points out one of the most evil and insidious consequences of the building up in this country of a gigantic organization pro tected by the so-called tariff which has lead to the poisoning the fountain of information of the people of the United States, so that millions of dollars have been stolen from the people of the United States., This fact is not mentioned by the leading newspapers of the city of New York, but on the contrary, full page advertisements of the American Sugar Refining Co. appear in lieu of the truth which ought to be made known to the people of the United States. Consequently he asked to have the newspaper attack read in order that it might appear in the record, which was done. FALSE EVIDENCE IN GRAFT CASES Pittsburg, May 5$.—"chat false evidence had been, collected, and paid for by four men connected with the Voters Civic league of this city, which instituted recent proceedings against several councilmen. accusing them of graft in connection wi'ih muni cipal affairs, Mrs. John F. Klein, wife of one of the councilmen convicted of accepting bribes today had warrants sworn out for the arrest of two detec tives and three witnesses for the Vocr ers* Civic league. In the information it is charged that they accepted a monetary considera tion to give certain evidence against Klein and others before the grand jury which meets here on Monday. It is said that two men for whom warrants were sworn out have made a written confession admitting that they swore falsely. District Attorney William A. Blake ly said last night ke did not know that any of the five men named In the in formations today had been surmaooed to appear before the grand jury. WORTH MILLIONS NQRTH AMD 80UTH DAKOTA, MONTANA AND ALBERTA GET TING A GOOD WETTING DOWN- LOW PRESSURES IN SOUTH 18 THE CAUSE. The steady downfall of rain which fias been on In Fargo today has been duplicated all over North and South Dakota, Montana and parts of Alberta, according to Observer Grasse of Moor head. It has given the spring wheat states a thorough wetting down and is worth millions in the pockets of the farmers. It is caused by a Low pressure area in the south and the rain also extends clear to the gulf. It is passing east ward and Mr. Grasse predicts that it will be very nearly over by tonight. NECHYIIE MELDED IN FIERCE FIGHT GEORGE BERKE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WtA PON—HELD IN JAIL ON COM PLAINT OF FELLOW WORKMAN, J. W. BARTLETT, ARGU3VILLE. Charged with assault with a dan gerous weapon, George Berke was placed under* arres't Saturday evening and is now held in the county Jail in default of bonds, awaiting a prelimi nary hearing in Judge 1%. F. Miller's court Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Berke is charged by J. W. Bartlett with having used a neckyoke in a fight Saturday with the result that the lat ter is carrying his arm in a sling, suf fered a broken collarbone, besides mi nor injuries to his body. Both of the men are employed on the E. E. May farm. The caua» of known. tHa difficulty is 0 The Union Coal Miners Are to Resume Work SIGN AGREEMENT WEDNESDAY SETTLEMENT PROVIDE8 THAT MINERS YIELD OPEN 8HOP AND OPERATORS CUTOUT DI8CRIMI NATION AGAIN8T UNION MEN FOR THREE YEARS. Winnipeg, May 24.—It was an nounced this morning that the strlk of the coal miners, which has beet affecting nearly all the mines of southern Alberta and e~atern Britisl Columbia for the past three month*, had been settled by the board of con dilation appointed by the government under the Lemieux act, assisted by a board of members of the United Mln« Workers of America, snt from Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The terms arrived at are thos^ agreed to at the first conference to which District President Sherman ob jected, although approved by th'1 votes of the miners' lodges and against which he ordered a strike. Interna tional President Le~vis was always of the opinion thsfe no strike should have been called. Conditions of Settlement. The miners yielded on the open shop contention and tin mine operators yielded as to the discrimination against union members. The terms are binding on both parties for three years. The agreement will be signed Wednesday and work resume the fol lowing day. The end came none too soon as the manufacturers at 'he chief centers in Alberta and eastern British Columbia are out of coal. Seven thousand to 10,000 men were forced into idleness. YOUNG PARTRIC!DE CONVICTED. Erie, Pa., Youth Found Cuilty of Mur dering Mother. Erie, Pa., May 24.—Guilty of mur der in the second decree was the verdict returned yesterday by the jury before whom Delmar Young was tried on the charge of murdering his mpther. The case was concluded Sat urday night and was given to th^ jury at midnight. It wag 6 o'clock when court was convened to receive it. Young showed Ro emOtion when he heard the verdict. It is understood his attorneys will ask for a new trial. IS AT LOUISVILLE WAS EXPOSED TO ELEMENTS AND SOUVENIR HUNTERS ON MORIAL FARM. Louisville, Ky.t May 24.—The Lincoln cabin which was to have remained on the memorial farm in Hodgenville. has been brought to Louisville and locked up. It was the center of attention on Feb. 12, the centenary of the war presi dent. The plan was to keep it there, but when the memorial temple, which President Taft will dedicate in Septem ber, was being built, it was found that the cabin would be exposed to the ele ments and souvenir hunters. COAST TO COAST FOUR BAY'S TRIP NEW CONNECTIONS SHORTEN TIME BETWEEN THE AT LAW* TIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS. WasWngton, May 24.-—New York 'to Seattle in less fian four days, by way of the Pennsylvania. Burling ton and Northern Pacific lines, is the new mall schedule which the post offtce authorities have just perfected, and which was put into effect yester day, with the inauguration of the new train service over the Burlington and Northern Pacific west of Chicago. Details of the reduced mail schedule, which is to break all records for trans portation of regular mail from coast to coast, have just be in given out at Washington. The mail for Seattle will be ac cepted In sealed pouches at New York, Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis and probably Spokane. The Pennsylvania flyer leaves New York at 3:56 in the afternoon and reaches Chicago eigh teen hours later, at 8:55 next morning. In the same depot the coaches will be transferred to the new coast train, and will leave Chicago at 9:20, reach ing St. Paul at 10:05, Minneapolis shortly after, Livingston, Mont., the morning of the third day. From New York "to Seattle will be ninety-flve hours and thirty-five minutes, or twenty-flve minutes under four days. Postofflce department officials state that this is the swiftest overland schedule that has ever been put into effect. They understand that the new Burlington-Northern Pacific train is put on to meet the Seattle exposition traffic demands and no mail car will be attached. The hope the train will be continued permanently. While the Hill lines will put on a shorter train service from Chicago to Seattle, it will not make proper connections to reduce the time beyond that named v.fvV A' WW* V MADE IN FARQO"~USE THAT KIND-BOOST FOR THEM--IT MEANS A BIGGER FARGO THE 1 ai GO AND DAILY KEPUBLICAN. THE MAN OF THE HOUR IN THE KAISER'S DOMAIN. fev wW" rSMi 5 v RACE ISSUE IS & & 1 -is* lie- Admiral Von Tirpitz, thf 9es Lord of Germany, Berlin, May 24.—Quiet, immovable, iron-willed, the German sea lord, Ad miral von Tirpitz, continues on his round of duty unmindful of the con sternation created over the world by his policies. This has been typical of the admiral since, as a boy of 16, he became a naval cadet. At that time the Prussian navy consisted of a few small frigates and its marvelous development has been mainly due to his activity. Winning rapid promotion he was In 1891 made chief of staff at Kiel, where he founded and organized the torpedo service. He also brought about admin istrative reforms in the German a a? miralty, and in 1898 became state sec- Continued on Page Eight. FEDERAL Arbitration to Settle Georgia Railroad Strike INVOLVED BULLETIN. Atlanta, Ga* l..j»y 24.—Governor 8mith's offer of arbitration of the Georgia railroad was declined today by General Manager Scott of the railroad. Ask Pederaf Aid. Washington, May 24.—As *\«i*» suit of appeals to the federal board of mediation to use its efforts to settle the strike of the firemen of the Georgia railroad, Commissioner of Labor Neill. a member of the board, will leave for Atlanta to night. This decision followed a conference here today. 9 Atlanta Ga., May 24.—Arbitration to settle the Georgia railroad strike was proposed by Governor Hoke Smith to day. The governor suggested a commis sion of six, all to be residents of Geor gia. and three to represent each side in the controversy. The Georgia rail road line is entirely within this state. Effects Whole 8outh. Governor Smith's proposal was made in telegrams to General Manager Scott of the Georgia railroad and to Second Vice President Ball of the Locomotive firemen, who is conducting the strike. Involving a race issue as to whether white or negro firemen shall be em ployed, the strike has become of im portance all over the south because of the reports that the movement of Georgia firemen to oust negroes from employment will be spread to firemen on all southern railroads. Engineers are refusing to take out. engines for feu of being stoneg. MAYOR OF SHU0TS:. UNKNOWN BUK&UR am KAPinS, UiH AND RUBS.APKItSI Cedar Rapids, la.. May 24.—A series of sensational burglaries came to a climax early today when an unknown thief shot and danger ously wounded Mayor John T. Car mody. Previous to entering Car mody's house, a burglar robbed Father J. J. Toomey's home, cov ering the priest with a revolver. While the police were Investi gating the Toomey affair, the ban dit entered the Carmody home, two blocks distant. The mayor grap pled with the intruder and was shot in the abdomen. Carmody continued to fight but finally fell exhausted at the bottom of the stairs, while his assailant escaped. .1— FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA. MONDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1909. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5. 1878. Ohjto Lawyer, Wanted for Mur der, Attempts Suicide I WIDOW VAS HIS VICTIM LIMA POLICE USE BLOODHOUND# IN TRACING 8LAYER OF MRS* DILTZ, AND WHEN DISCOVERED IN HI8 SARN, ACCUSED TRIES TO END LlFti. Lima, O.. May 24.—John W. Beam* a weH known lawyer and real estate5 dealer who was sought by the police on a charge of murdering Mrs. Es tella M. Diltz, a young widow, who" was shot and instantly killed in hef doorway last night, attempted to end his own life today. Beam is in a ser ious condition at the hospital. Immediately following the shooting the police sought Beam. The chase continued throughout the night. Early today bloodhounds were used. They led the officers to the Beam home. The man was found in his barn. Up on being ordered to surrender, Beam fired. The shot did not take effect upon any of his pursuers. Beam ran behind the barn and turned the re volver upon himself. The killing of Mrs. Dlltz is said to have been the result of litigation be tween the widow and the attorney to recover property belonging to the widow. HALF A CENTURY F!RF, SPREADING FLAME8 FOUGHT, FOR FIFTY YEARS GET NEW LIFE. Tamaqua, Pa., May £i.—Notwith standing that hundreds of' thousands of dollars have been spent to extin guish the fire* burning for fifty years in the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co.'s mine at Summit Hill flames today spread toward the spring tunnel work mgs. Thirty carpenters and raasoij#. are being sent to erect concrete wafl* to stop the conflagration. Great Quantities of sulphur abound in the sunken shafts, and it may be necessary to fill the shafts with water. DREW 8ENTENCED TO 2 YEARS. Former Bank President Must Do Time at 8tillwster. St. Paul, May 24.—A. Z. Drew, for mer president of the defunct Bank of Hambllne, a state bank, was sentenced to a term of two years in Stillwater Saturday. Stay of sentence was grant ed pending an appeal to th$ supreme court. Drew' was released on $8,000 bail. Mr. Drew was convicted or reeetotag deposits in an insolvent bank. TLRKIULE TALE OF SURVIVORS 194 PA88ENGER8 OF WRECKED STEAMER LANDED IN ALAS KA—SHIP GROUNDED IN BLINDING SNOW 8T0RM. Seattle, Wash., May 24.—A cable gram to The Post-Intelligencer from Senard, Alaska, says that the mail steamer Dora H. arrived there with 194 survivors of the wrecked ship Columbia. The survivors tell a tale of suffering and heroism seldom ex celled. Following the grounding in a blinding snow storm, eight miles east of Unimaka Pass on the night of April 30. The experiences of the passengers and crew of the Columbia were har rowing In the extreme. There was no wind at the time but a terrific surf was raging from the storm on the previous night. On the morning of May 2 the storm caused the final abandonment of the wrecked Columbia. The same day the ship burned to the water's edge. COURT DECLARES BAIL FORFEITED TRIP TO NEW YORK FROM PHIL APfci-PHIA C08TS CONV10T* ED MAN *10,000. Philadelphia, May 24.—Going to New York while out on bail in this city proved a costly experiment for Frank C. Marrin Storey cotton fame, who is serving a long term In Sing Sing, as the United States here today de clared his $10,000 bail forfeited. Mar rin was convicted here of using the mails to defraud and was at liberty when his case was being appealed. He w«Wt to New York and was ar rested on an old charge of embezzling i«te» 1 h«fun. Marrin had deposited most of monejg «ritb mr*ty. oompaaiy. it 1 Fllli'lNO TARIFF BILL PASSES BOW Washington, May 24.—The Philippine tariff bill was finally passed by the house today after several previous ef forts had been made to put it through, but which failed because of the lack of a quorum. 2 PERISH mmm Lake Boats in Fatal Crash off Buffalo Firemen Drown and Tug's Engineer Is Missing Buffalo, N. Y., May 24.—Two, and perhaps three lives were loet today fn a collision between the steamer West ern State* of Detroit, and the Buffalo Navigation Co.'s tug Princeton, in the harbor off the U. 8. life saving sta tion. The two men drowned were firemen on the Princeton. The tug's engineer is missing. Capt. Jas. Sullivan of Princeton es caped by swimming to the life saving dock. The Princeton had crossed the bow of the Western States In order to tow the steamer to the dock. PLAN BIG COKE MERGER. New York Interests Behind Proposed $70,000,000 Merger. Pittsburg, Pa., May 24.—Representa tives of New York financial interests who have been here looking over cok ing plants In the Connelsville regions preparatory to appraising them for about 75 of the 85 independent com panies Interested in the manufacture of coke in this section who propose to merge their interests, yesterday gave their approval to appraisement of the property. The amount invovled the deal is said to amount to between $65,000,000 and $70,000,000, BLEACHED FLOUR A mil,. GOVEIWltfetrr LIKELY'TO WIN IN CA8E AGAINST* SECRETARY WILSON. Washington, May 21.—By action of the court of appeals of the District of Columbia, In the case of the Alsop Process Co. of St. Louis against Sec retary of Agriculture Wilson, in which the flour company seecs to have the secretary recede from his determina tion to prosecute manufacturers of bleached flour, a decision favorable to the government is fori -hadowed. The court apparently took the posi tion that the Alsop Process Co. had not been injured by the recretary's ac tion, which wig not directed against the machinery. One of the justice intimated to the attorney for the Alsop Co. that such a proceeding should have Leen institut ed by a miller against whom the order was directed and who might come un der the ban of prosecution. GARY IN LEAGUE JOINT MOVE TO NAML IMOCPEN DINT GOOD GOVERNMENT TICKET. New York, May 24.—The first ap pearance of Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the board of directors of the United State Steel corporation, In a local po litical movement will be In connection wit hthe campaign for the nomination of a non-partisan good government ticket to oppose Tammany at the ap proaching municipal election. The pre liminaries of the movement, which was launched at a conference held in Cooper Union recently, will be In charge of a comimttee of nineteen, the membership of which V. Is announced, includ js Messrs. Gary, Timothy Healy, national president of the Electric Fire men's union Hamilton Holt, editor of The Independent Marcus M. Marks, president of the Nationa! Association of Clothiers, r.nd Gustave H. Schwab, manager of the North German Lloyd Steamship Co. Ten of the nineteen are republican! fire are democrats and four are inde pendents. money and was convicted and sent to last night in the buggy shed of the J. prison. Merrin's appeal wa* denied and wtfen the New York authorities refused to give up |£«rrin, proceedings for the forfeiture of his bail were HOBOES START A WOO FltEi®1"1 WEARY WILLIES SMOKING CIGAR-s ETTE8 CAUSE COSTLY BLAZE J^T ABERDEEN SUNOAlf NIGHT. Aberdeen. S. D-, May 24.—Hoboes, smoking cigarettes, started a Are late B. Moore Furniture Co. The fire spread to the barn and warehouse. Three valuable horses and a large amount of furniture was destroyed. The loss is estimated at $6,000, par ttaUx inauz*d» i»ijjW' ».)• sff'^iaro'vr" ?-ilN A'*.'* LAST EDITION THIS ISSUE 10 PAGES Trial of Ed Simpson Commen-' ces in the District Court 4 mm Jurors Accepted and Sworn. I Gustave R. Frolllng, real estate dealer. Fargo. I E. W. Arnold, merchant, Leonard. M. R. Clancy, merchant, Argus- I ville. A. 8. Duntiejr, merchant, Ghraa dln. Defendant—Edwfcrd W. Simpson, colored. Charge—Murder in first degree. Time of crime—prll 12, 1909. Place—Eureka restaurant. Front Street, Fargo. Victim—Charles Clarke, colored. Peremptory challenges used bjr defense, 4. Jurymen opposed tO Capltal pun ishment, $. Jurymen excused by court for cause, 8. Jurymen examined up to o'clock. 14. Peremptory challenges allowed defense, 20. Peremptory challenges aUowed state, 10. T. A. Ross, a general merchant at Arthur, and E. R. Wilson, a resident of Wheatland, after being estioned to some extent by the opposing attorneys, stated directly to the court, that in no case would they vote inflict the death penalty, however strong the evi dence might be, or how cruel the crime. G. R. Frolllng of Fargo and E. W. Arnold of Leonard have been passed for cause and peremptorily and sworn for Jury duty In this case. Of the venire of forty, D. J. Wilcoft of Buffalo was out of the state and could not be subpoenaed. F. E. Harvejp of Page was excused by the court on account of illness of l.is wife. F. S. Sleight of Tower City and Chas. M. Davenport of this city were excused on account of sickness. The first Juryman called for examl- (Continued on Page Bight.) ShowsThat Conditions at Adana Have Greatly Improved Mersina, Astatic Turkey, The situation at Adana, the scene at the fatal rioting during the recent anti-christian outbreak in Asiatie Turkey, shows definite improvements in the last four days. The commission of investigation I* busily occupied but no Judgment ha* been given nor have any punishment# been executed. A considerable number of Moslems are in prisorft, Dut not me* of important positions. Rev. Herbert Adams Gibbons Of Hartford, Conn., a missionary of th» American board of commissioners for foreign missions, has testified before the commission as to the killing of' Armenians at the g»*wrnment head* quarters. As yet no other foreignert|, have been called upon for evidence. The official records s«ifw that 159 Moslems and 95 non-Moslems wer» taken into custody in connection witk the disorders. 'SMO^r^ i UP TO 3 P. JL PUBLIC DI8PLAY8 LITTLE INTER EST IN TRIAL OF COLORED MAN WHO KILLED FRONT STREET RE8TAURANT MAN IN APRII INSANITY THE DEFENSE. I With every question put by Atty H. McEnroe for the defense in the ex amination of Jurymen, indicating that insanity in combination with drunken ness, would be the sole defense, the case of the state of North Dakota against Edward W. Simpson, colored, charged with murder in the first de gree. for the killing of Charles Clarke, colored, opened in the district court this morning, with Judge Chas. A. Pol lock presiding. It was soon c»&ahMshcd that jtiry duty on a murder trial was not a desirable task in Cass countv. and time after time the prospect Jurymen stated that they had formed opinions, with two directly opposed tfr capital punishment in any cases what soever. C0!!I1T St Louis, May 24.—Disagreeing. tw» against two, on the government's suit to dissolve the terminal railroad as* sociation of St. Louis, the Judges Notice of the action was received from St. *Paul at the federal buildinjr here today. The notice is signed by Judges Sanborn, Van Devanter, Hoqfec -v-*£«•.• rib '^1 4 i'-'j Of the United States circuit court hav» certified the case direct to the United States supreme court. A.