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Generally fair tonight and Thursday,
moderate temperature, Barometer,
29.75 highest yesterday, 4$ lowest,
last night, 16. .*•
Presents Pitiable Spectacle at
the Gallows
Wardens Obliged to Assist
Him Up the Steps
Made No Effort to Conceal
His Mental Anguish
London, Nov. 2S.—Now that Dr.
Crippen's lips are forever sealed,
the usual post-mortem rumors of
an eleventh hour confession are
afloat. These should be read In
the knowledge that on Sunday last
the condemned man issued a signed
statement in which he protested his
perfect innocence, and that since
that time, as for several days be
fore, he had positively refused to
see Anyone other than his keepers,
Solicitor Newton, Miss Leneve and
Father Carey.
According to the testimony of
only these persons would appear
to be of great matter In throw-*
ing light on the condemned man's
last hours.
This morning, following the exe
cution, the prison authorities is
sued an official statement declar
ing that no confession had been
made. Miss Leneve denies that
Crippen confessed. His attorney
says that so far as he knows his
client maintained his innocence to
the end. What was said to the
priest preceding the absolution,
cannot, of course, be known.
London, Eng., Nov. 23.—Dr. Hawley
Harvey Crippen today paid the ex
treme penalty for the murder of his
wife, Belle Elmore, the atetress, within
a few minutes of the strike of nine
the morning hour officially fixed fort
the execution*
The hanging, was in Pentonville
prison, where the prisoner toad been
confined since his return to this coun
try fallowing his arrest in Canada.
The condemned man who through
out his trial ana even until Home Sec
retary Churchill had refused a petition
lor his reprieve had maintained an
lmperturable calmness, presented a
pitiable appearance as he had to be
literally led throughout the short cor
ridor from his cell to the scaffold. His
luental anguish had been too great to
i covered up by outward bravado
and he was a broken man.
The wardens were obliged to assist
him up the steps to the drop upon
which, once reached, the shrinking
figure all but collapsed. The first re
port that Crippen had met his fate
calmly was contradicted by persons
who were present in the prison dur
ing the man's last hour.
The doomed man passed a restless
night and appeared haggard and worn
when awakened from his slumbers.
He seemed to lose all fortitude as the
end approached.
His face was colorless as he was es
eorted bareheaded to the gallows.
The grewsome work was soon done.
The black cap was quickly drawn over
the face, the noose adjusted and the
bolt drawn. Crippen weighed 14n
pounds and was given a drop of seven
feet. Death was instantaneous.
.From the time that his reprieve was
refused the physician's condition had
been one of agonized mental prostra
tion. He would only see Clara Ethel
Leneve, love for whom the crown as
serted was the compelling motive in
the murder of his wife Solicitor New.
ton, who had made a game fight for his
client and father of Carey to whose
ministrations he paid respectful at
The final interview with Miss Leneve
yesterday was most painful and al
ready in shadow of death the convict
ed murderer made no effort to suppress
his emotions upon parting with the
girl. During the remainder of tho day
he was in a state of complete nervous
collapse, retiring to his bed, utterly
v London, Nov. 23.—Rioting of suf
fjmgettes yesterday which began with
ftn assault on Premier Asqulth, con
tinued throughout the night. From
o»e district so many of the women been hopeful" of
life escaped arrest would gather at an
other point and renew the batle, ad-jment in the county
glass in all of the lower windows.
"Earlier in the night women smashed
Windows in the homes of Secretary
Gray, B'oreign Secretary Lewis Har
qourt, Secretary of State for the Col
onies and Winston Spencer Churchill,
the home secretary.
One hundred and fifty women and
two men who took part in the yester
riot were arraigned in Rowe
street police court today. The hear
ing was finally adjourned until to-
en Swung Into
Eternity This Morning
Npgton, D. C., Nov. 23.—
e de resistance on the
•»use Thanksgiving day
turkey from the farm
of Hoy Vose near Westerly
Rhod id farm which for a
generattbtt past yearly has sup
plied the biggest bird from its
flock to tempt the appetite of suc
cessive presidents.
Grand Forks, N. D., oNv. Jfc—The
four days of Masonic work in Grand
Forks was begun yesterday with the
opening of Carmel Lodge of Perfec
tion No. 2 in the morning. Last
evening there was work put on by
Mather Chapter No. 3 Rose Croix.
There were a number of prominent
Masons arrived in the city to be pres
ent at this, the first reunion of the
Scottish Rite bodies recently estab
lished in this city. There were a
large number of arrivals today and
it is expected the third ceremonial
session of Kem temple on Friday will
be a big event. The following is the
time fixed for the work of the several
bodies timorrow:
Jared Consistory, No. 2. work
Thursday, Nov. 24. commencing at
9:30 a. m., Clarence A. Hale, master
of Kadosh.
As a fitting closing event for the
three days' ceremonies the third cere
monial session of Kem temple, will
be held on Friday evening in the Met
ropolitan theatre, followed by an ele
gant banquet In the Masonic hall.
Those in charge of the ceremonial
have been putting in some decidedly
hard work during the week just past
to get everything! Ip shape for the
ceremonial. There is a good sized class
of novices and a programme hits tfewf"*
arranged with a special view to en
tertaining all visitors who may com*.
Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City and
other North Dakota cities are well
Richmond, Va., Nov. 23.—President
Taft was up bright and early this
morning and started on a programme
which gave no promise of a spare
moment up to the hour of his sched
uled departure for Washington. Taft
spent the night at the Jefferson hotel.
This morning he breakfasted with
Governor Mann at the executive man
sion. A salute of twenty-one guns
was fired by the Richmond howits
ers as the president entered the cap
ital square.
Austrian "Guilty" of Murder
of Sam Ballidge
Convicted of Manslaughter—
jury Fixed Sentence
Peter Lazoe was found guilty of
manslaughter In the first degree. The
verdict of the jury was returned this
morning together with the sentence
which the Jury fixed at eight years
in the penitentiary at Bismarck.
Lazoe will probably be taken to the
state prison Friday artemoon or Sat
urday. Between the time of the
rendering of the verdict and the
nouncing of the sentence by the co irt
a two days* wait will be allowed.
The jury was out about si ceen
hours, being engrossed all night in
the nature of the man's guilt. When
the convicted man hoard the news
he was quite depressed as he had
being found not
guilty. During the trial and Imprison
jail since the
of a fog. At klN'11® of Ballidge he has been very
militant band'I0?1!
vancing under cover
i?30 this morning a self-defense would have weight with
circumvented the police and stormed jury.
Apquith's residence in Downing The arguments of the counsels for
•$reet. They hurled stones and metal1 the defense and state yesterday after
ifeHghts at the house, breaking the
but felt that his plea for
were lengthy and lasted nearly
the whole afternoon session of court.
The jury retired just as it was getting
With the completion of the Lazoe
murder trial, the criminal cases on
the calendar of the November term
are nearly through. There remains
but the Sully criminal assault case
untried which will probably be com
menced Monday morning when the
Jury re-Assembles. After that will
come the civil actions which will
morrow when the court announced a probably continue until the end of the
daoisioa iu *11 wUl be rejid&r&d. term*
y. I. i
For sweet hopes born and for sorrows dead
For true songs sung and for fond words said*
For the ready cup, for the dally bread
For the truth that liveth for
For mercy's graciously open door
For the light that shines from the other short-1.
Give thanks, give thanks! Lot the Spirit ssith.
Let everything that hath voice or breath
Give thanks for life—for life and death.
Big Gain hi Population of the
Empire State
Washington, D. &, Nov. 23.—The
population of the state of New York
is 9,113,279 according to statistics of
the thirteenth census made public to
day by Director Durand. This is an
increase of 1.844,385, or 25.4 per cent
over 7.268,894 in 1900.
The increase from 1890 to 1900 was
1,865,257, or 21.7 per cent. On the
present basis of apportionment New
York state will gain eight or nine
representatives in the lower house of
Robber Suspect* Released.
Moose Lake, Minn., Nov. 28.—Bd.
and August Matz, who were suspected
of robbing the postoffice at Derwood.
were caught here Friday and lodged
in the local jail until Saturday, Offi
cials were unable to find anything by
which they could hold the men longer
e s s e -4—»~
Uncle' Sam's pocketbook bows *in
homage to the lord of the feast at
this season. There are no absolute fig
ures extant showing the vast number
of turkeys slaughtered each year for
the table, but it is estimated that the
last census will show a total of 65,000..
turkeys raised this year in tha
United States alone. It is safe to esti
mate that of these 30.000,000 will be
consumed between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1.
This amounts practically one turkey
tat every t&ree pwswa* cauwewUed
Thanksgiving Sentiments by Famous Writers
Thanks for Sorrows and Joys
Wc thank thee. O Father, for all that is bright**
The gleam of the day and the stars of the night,'
The flowers! of our youth sad the fraits of o#
And the blessings that march down the pathway
of time.
We thank Thee, O Father, for days yet to bet
For hopes that our future will call us to Thee.
Let all our eternity form, through Thy love,'
One Thanksgiving Day in the mansions above.1.
.Give Thanks
Lost Money on N. D.
Church Contract and
Hangs Self in Sleep!?
Harvey, N. D.. Nov. 23.—Henry Olson, the Minneapolis contrac
tor wiio has been in Harvey for the past six months, building the
new Wesley Methodist church, was found hanging by his neck in the
steeple of the church this morning by Chas. Cooper, an electrician.
Olson, it is understood, lost about $1,500 on the contract. On
Nov. 14 he told the directors he was going to Minneapolis for a cou
ple of days, and when he did not return to finish the job, the direc
tors notified the bondsmen.
Olson is still In the steeple awaiting the arrival of the coroner.
No Sessftm Tomorrow of Fed
eration of Labor
St. Louis, Mo., Nov.-28.—The appli
cation of the Western Federation of
Miners for a charter from the Amer
ican Federation of Labor was the
special order of business At the open
ing of today's session of.the annual
The western miners are seeking
affiliation under the same conditions
now accorded the United'Mine Work
ers of America. No session will be
held tomorrow and on Saturday, the
last day of the convention, officers
will be elected and the next meeting
place will be chosen.
Freight Wreck Near Mobrtdge.
Aberdeen, S. D., Nov. 23.—Fifteen
cars of lumber on an eastbound freight
on the Puget Sound extension west
of Mobridge left the track, delaying
traffic fifteen hours. No one was hurt.
Ilk *1,
If these
Ann I l|!£Q
i v*
on Uncle Sam's census roll.
turkeys were all
shipped in one continuous train the
cars would extend in one line from
New York City to Buffalo. Over
000,000 will be spent between now and
Jan. 1 for turkeys in the United
To Benjamin Franklin is credited
the sage observation that the turkey
infftead of the eagle should have been
selected as the emblem of the republic.
As a matter of fact it was the emblem
of the Roman republic through its
cwreer of coaauest asd the emblem «Li "Xes" wore by, the Turks today,
New York, N. Y., Nov. 2!r*Tha
steamer Oceanic of the Whie Star
line, from Southampton, was in col
lision with a smaller vessel while on
her way up the bay this morning.
The collision occurred off Robblns
reef. It was not believed the Oceanic
was seriously damaged. She stood by
to render any necessary assistance to
the other vessel.
Spirit of Thanksgiving Invades
All Classes
The greater majority of the stores
and merchantile houses will be closed
all day tomorrow and the employes
will be given a full holiday. A few of
the business houses will keep open for
a few hours in the morning and a still
smaller number will continue to have
their doors open until noon.
Special church services have been
arranged in several of the churches.
The main service of the day will be
held in the morning at the Baptist
church, and Rev. J. M. Walters of the
First Methodist church will deliver the
sermon of the morning. This service
will be the union meeting of the
churches of the city. The Episcopal
church will have special services and
St. Mark's English Lutheran church
will observe the day in a fitting man
ner. Solemn high mass will be held
at the Catholic church at 9 o'clock.
The theatres of the city will &ave
special attractions booked for tomor
row. The popular price houses all
have special bookings for the holiday
crowd and at the Fargo operahouse
one of the greatest singers of the
world will occupy the boards. Mme.
Gerville-Reache will sing at the
Walker theatre and the reputation of
the noted contralto is enough to assure
the fact that she will be greeted by a
large audience. The advance sale Is
reported to be very large.
France in the arrogant days of the
Bonapartes.. It is still a part of the
emblem of Prussia, Austria and Rus
The turkey was first introduced into
Europe by the Spaniards in the six*
teenth century. The origin of the narat
is not defined ,but a« all parts of the
orient were at one time loosely spoken
of as Turkey, It is thought that the
bird imported from the orient derived
its name in this manner. It is gener
ally believed that the red head of the
male bird suggested the red cap or
Thanksgiving day will be generally
observed throughout the city of Far
go. Practically everyone in the city
will lay down their work for one day
and celebrate the day of thanks in
their own Individual way.
Today marked the arrival in Fargo
of many of the former residents of
the city who have come home to spend
the holiday with their families, friends
and relatives. Family gatherings will
be in vogue In many of the Fargo
homes tomorrow, and the spirit of
good fellowship will prevail among
the residents of the city. Of special
mention Is the spirit that is being
manifested towards the young men
and young women who are strangers
in the city. The Y. W. C. A. will hold
a big free dinner for the young ladies
and the A. C. will give a big dinner
to the students away from home.
Many of the young business men of
Targo have been invited- out for din
ner tomorrow, at the home of one of
the old resfflffift oftire etty*
Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 23.—There
is no foundation for ruhior that harm
had come to President Diaz through
activities of the revolutionists.
Foreign Minister Creel announced
today that the nation's executive was
in good health adding that he de
plored the circulation of untruthful
stories that were injurious to the re
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 23.—Heavy
fighting began early this morning at
Santa lswel, Chihuapual. At Torreon
a large force of cavalry had been
sent in pursuit of the revolutionists
who have withdrawn toward San
Pedro, where a decisive battle is ex
parted today.
The city considered in greatest
danger from the revolutionsists in
northern Mexico during the next few
days is Chihuahua.
Most bitter hatred ie entertained for
the Diaz regime on account of the
slaughter of the inhabitants of the
mountain village of Temosachic by
troops some twelve years ago, when a
soldiers were sent there to
compel tflfe people to submit to an of
ficial appointed by Governor Carrillo.
The men of the village gathered in a
church and killed 800 soldiers before
the last Temosachican was killed. The
people of that country are a sturdy
class of Indian farmers, and very
Lull in Fighting,
At 5:30 a. m. temporary lull
reported in the fighting at Torreon
with the government forces in fuil
control of the city. Wild scenes of
disorder marked the night in that
city and the death list is estimated at
sixty to seventy, largely from the in
surgent side.
Qrand Forks, N. D., Nor, M.—The
Scandinavian- American Republican
league met yesterday In annual ses
sion in the assembly hall of the, com
mercial club rooms. The session was
a lengthy one and an animated dis
cussion developed over a number of
matters. The most important action
of the meeting, which was quite well
attended, was the adoption of a set of
resolutions. The committee appointed
by President Kaldor of Hillsboro was
made up of H. T. Helgesen, Milton
Judge Hanson, Fargo Moen, Maddock
P. O. Thorson, Grand Forks, and A. T.
Kraabel, Clifford.
Several warm resolutions developed
over the adoption of the resolutions
and also over some amendments that
were offered. Among other things the
resolutions endorsed the legislative
programme a» set forth in the republi
can state platform and the request of
the legislature to work out the pledges
of the party as embodied In that plat
form, especially with regard to the
anti-pass law, the tax commission and
the initiative and referendum.
The most interesting discussion came
over a resolution proposed in which
the league's support of the primary
law was set forth and It was declared
that the organization necessary to suc
cess would be impossible unless all re
publicans stand by the result of the
primary election unless the candidate
of the party be proven incompetent or
dishonest. The resolution was finally
turned down by a vote of 11 to 8, the
majority deeming that the passing of
such a resolution following a political
campaign might be the best move
For the ensuing year udge A. G.
Hanson of Fargo was elected president,
A. T. Kraabel of Clifford vice president,
and Carl Sorenson was re-elected sec
retary. The president of the league
was also authorized to appoint a legis
lative committee to take such action
along legislative lines as might be
deemed best.
Chicago, N^v 23—Octave Chanute,
the "father of the aeroplane,» died at
his home in Chicago today, after an
illness of several weeks.
sgg mm .rii iJiwiniiwj nyji vmmm* fumy. niii nii|inpi
No Truth in Rumors
of Harm to Pres. Diaz
Revolutionists Still Active but They Are Unorganized a&d
Have Been Beaten Back at Several Points
Slaughter of Villagers Twelve Years Ago by Diaz Is Cause
Bitter Hatred in Vicinity of Chihuahua
Heavy Fighting Today at Torreon but No Fighting in Other
Parts of the Republic Today
Ciudad, Mex., Nov. 23.—Francisco I. Madero has proclaimed him
««If president of the provisional government of Mexico and admon
ishes his followers not to commit overt acts against Americans nor
do damage to the property of foreigners. Madero's proclamation is
being generally circulated today throughout northern Mexico.
Eagle Pass, Texas, Nov. 23.—Train service on the Mexico In
ternational railroad has been resumed but the schedules are un
certain. Telegraph communication has been restored between Gludad,
Pordiria, Diaz and Mexico City. Mexican secret eervice agents say
the wires are being "milked" by the revolutionists who thus learn
of federal troops.
The proclamation of Francisco Madero states that foreigners need
have no fear of an attack by revolutionists. The banks are not to
be molested. "This movement is solely against the tyrant Diaz,' says
the circular, "and Americana as well as other foreigners can rest in
Tho revolutionists lack organization
and leadership and their supply of
arms and ammunition Is limited. No
fighting is taking place in other por
tions of the republic so far as can be
learned here this morning.,
Madero Get* Recruits,
Reports from Monterey declare a
large number of federal troops are
en route to Monclova, Coahuila to
meet Madero who is reported march
ing on that place with about 1,000
well equipped cavalry and several
hundred infantry. This force It is said
is being augmented by recruits all
along the line of march.
Uberalists to Mexico.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nvo. 23.—Llozado
Rivers, one of the editors of Regen
eration, a paper established by the
Mexican liberals who recently were
violating the neutrality laws by send
in inflamatory literature into Mexico,
said last night that it was the in
tention of every liberalist to cross
the border and assist the revolution
ists. Guiterr^z De Lara, Flores Ma
son and Antonio Viltariolinen who
served sentences could not be found
and it Is believed they have already
departed for Mexico.
U. S. to Enforce Neutrality.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 23.—In re
sponse to a request from the depart
ment of justice which is charged with
the responsibility of seeing that the
United States is not used as a base
of war in connection with the Mexican
revolution the war department today
instructed General Hoyt, comman^cr
of the department of Texas to respond
to requests from United States mar
shals for assistance of troops In pre
venting violation of neutrality.
Police Claim They Have Solved
Famous Trunk Murder
New York. N. Y« Nov. SS.*nAt tfea
time'of the dfsafpearance of Albert C.
CalUer, the artist whose body the po
lice say, was found packed In a trunk
in the basement of his house last week,
he had between $10,000 and $12,000 It
was learned today.
The police have been informed also
that Calller and William Lewis, his
friend in whose trunk the body was
found, were attentive to the same
An intimate friend \t Calller said
that in June, 1902, the artist told hint
that his brother had just sent him a
ticket for Paris and between $10,000
and $12,000. Calller, he said, did not
return to France, but dropped out o|
sight. Soon after that time Bono Cal
lier, his brother with whom he had
been associated In an ivory company
in Sierra Leone on the west coast of
Africa came to New York and aearoiv.
ed in vain for his brother.
New York, N. Y., Nov. I**~Rob« rt
C. Lowrey, president of the Western
Union Telegraph Co., today tendtfivtl
his resignation to the board of di
rectors and Theodore H. Vail, prei.
dent of the American Telephone
Telegraph Co., which controls th*
Western Union was appointed to rul
the vacancy,

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