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Blair tonight and Thursday, slightly cooler tonight. Barometer, 28.95 highest yesterday, 40 loweat last night, a®*- v FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. PEACE FUND The trustees of the fund are: United States Senator Enhu Root, ex-secre tary of state and ex-secretary of war Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, New York, president of Columbia univer sity Dr. Henry S. Pritchett, president of the Carnegie foundation for the ad vancement of teaching Jos. H. Choate, lawyer, ex-ambassador to Great Britain Albert K. Smiley, Lake Mohonk, N. Y., educator and humani tarian Dr. Charles W. Eliot, president emeritus of Harvard university James Brown Scott, solicitor of the state department John W. Foster, lawyer, ex-governor of Virginia Wm. M. Howard, lawyer, congressman, Lexington, Ga. Judge Thomas Burke, Seattle, Wash. James L. Slayden. congressman. San Antonio, Texas Andrew D. White, ex-ambassador to Germany Robert S. Brookins, lawyer, St. Louis, Mo. Emil Mather, banker, steel manufacturer, Cleveland,'. Ohio J. G. Schmidlapp, railroad man, Cincinnati Arthur William Foster, regent University of California, San Francsco R. A. Franks, banker, Ho boken, N. J. Charlemagne Tower, ex ambassador to Germany and Russia Oscar Straus, ambassador to Turkey hero fund commission and Geo. W. Perkins of New York, financier and philanthropist Robert S. Woodward of Washington, and Grover H. Dodge of New York, president'and secretary, respectively, of the Carnegie institu tion of Washington. N. DAKOTA TIMN WILL DE REBUILT PORTION OF PORTAL DESTROYED BY FIRE WILL BE REBUILT AT ONCE. Taft May Restrict the Minnesota Dry Zone mmm Carnegie Gites Great Sum to Abolish Warfare US HOI NAMED IIIISIEES FUND 18 INVESTED IN 5 PER CENT BONDS AND WILL BRING IN AN ANNUAL INCOME OF 1600,000 WHICH IS TO BE USED A S O E I S E I O N O TRUSTEES ROOT PRESIDENT OP TRUSTEES. Washington, D. C., Dec. 14.—An drew Carnegie today transferred to the board of trustees $10,000,000 in 5 per cent first mortgage bonds, the revenue of which will be used to "hasten the abolition of international war and establish lasting world peace." The formal transfer was made at a meeting in the rooms of the Carnegie Research Foundation. The trustees organized by choosing as president, United States Senator Elilm Hoot, permanent representative Of the United States at the v This Is Belief in Washington Now—Con^ ssional Delegation Swamped by Telegrams From Liq f- Interests of Northwestern Minneso,! Washington, D. C., Dec. 14.—Congressional reliet rfi asked by the liquor interests of northwestern Minnesota in num us telegrams n .*1 Minnesota delegation in congress today. The delega, 1* u is observ ing the customary silence with regard to the situation fearing that any other than a non-committal course upon their part will bring down upon their heads the wrath of one or the other elements. The president has been appealed to take a hand in the situation And it is evident now that he will issue an order restricting the dry Eone to the immediate Indian reservation or a few mile limit around these agencies. Hague tribunal. President Taft has consented to be honorary president of the foundation. The method by which the annual In come of half a million dollars shall be expended Is left by Carnegie entirely In the hands of the trustees. The foundation Is to be perpetual, and when the establishment of uni versal peace is attained, the donor provides that the revenue shall be de voted to the banishment of the next most degrading evil or evils, the sup pression of which would most advance the progress, the elevation and the happiness of man. Austin G. Fox, lawyer, New York John L. Cadwalder, lawyer, New York at one captain, one lieutenant and John Sharp Williams, senator-elect twelve soldiers. Twenty-seven of his from Mississippi C. L. Taylor of men, including two officers, Pittsburg, chairman of the Carnegie verely wounded. Portal, N. D., Dec. 14.—That Portal will rebuild that portion of the city destroyed by fire on Nov. 18 is assured by the fact that building material has I been placed on the lot owned by the International bank, where a temporary building will be erected for Ambrose I ONE OF BEST KNOWN CONTRAC Dally, who will use it this winter for a candy and iruit store. In the spring! Mr. Dally will have a substantia] brick I block constructed. Bert Pierce, who owned the pool room and candy Btorfe room, is here i from Montana and says he will put up a two-story brick building as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring. William Anderson has resumed bus iness in the Arc-de theatrt 1 1 C. £. uusvtr AT GRAND FORKS DR. CREEGAN OF FARGO COLLEGE WILL BE ONE OF PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS THIS EVENING. Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 14.—The annual convention of the Christian Endeavfr society for North Dakota opened here this morning in the Pres byterian church. There Is a good at tendance. The tessron opened with a devo tional, prayer and praise service which was followed by a message to the Endeavorers and an address of wel come by Rev. W. H. Matthews of Grand Forks. The response was made by Rev. C. H. Phillips of Jamestown. These addresses were followed by reports from the state secretary and treasurer, and a number of interesting addresses, including one by Traflford N. Jayne of Minneapolis. At the afternoon session among the many interesting addresses was one by Mrs. Walter A. Snow of Fargo. This evening Pres. C. C. Creegan of Fargo college will deliver an address on A Century of Missions, and Rev. B. Scott Bates of Forest River, N. D.p will deliver a stereopticon lecture on Chris tian Endeavor in All Lands. Horrible Barbarity Is Reported From Mexico THE VOUNDJD BAYONETED DELAYED REPORT FROM "THE FRONT" COMING BY WAY OF EL PASO GIVES GRAPHIC DE SCRIPTION OF TERRIBLE AFT ERMATH OF BATTLE. At the front, Raneho Santiago, near Pedernales, Dec. 12, via El Paso, Tex., Dec. 14.—In yesterday's engagement the revolutionists fought General Na varro to a! standstill, although inferior in numbers. All told seventy-four per sons are known by independent inves tigation* to have been killed. Navarro took no prisoners—it -Is contrary to his orders—and in Ills camp today there were no wounded of the other side. The bayonet had completed the work of the bullet. A horrible instance of the barbarity of the campaign occurred after the battle. Every man In the hamlet of Gerro Prleto (Dark Hill) was brought before the mayor to prove his inno cence of participation in the revolt. Thirty could not do this. As fast as their identity became known they were taken out and shot. They are Included in the number of dead. General Navarro places his own dead were se- There was no fight ing today despite the proximity of the two forces, which in itself indicates a drawn battle soon. Navarro stated he expected serious fighting from now on. Claims Rebels Cleared Out. Washington, D. C.. Dec. 14.—Mexi can federal troops have completely routed the revolutionists in Chihuahua and captured the city of Guerrero, ac cording to a telegram received today by the state department from Ambas sador Wilson at Mexico city. "This cleared the state of Chihuahua and other parts of the country," said Wilson, "of all organized resistance to the government", IS iliUMl FROZEN TORS OF WEST WANDERS AWAY TO DIE DURING FEVER. Winnipeg, Dec. 14.—The body of Nell Keith, one of the best known railroad contractors of America, who built lines for all the principal com panies in the west during the past thirty years was found frozen to building! death in the hills south of Moose Jaw, where he hag a JtyUy equipped popllSask yesterday, where he pandered six weeks ago, while in a fever. Judge- Bond finished his charge to the jury In the Le Blanc murder trial at 9:32. Hattie Le Blanc was in formed by the court that she might speak If she desired, and facing the THEDAKOTAS STAND HIGH Second in the Number of "Fi nancial Corporations" Aberdeen. S. !., Dec. 14.—The re port of the ihternai revenue office for the district of North and South Da kota shows that while this district stands twenty-third In the total num ber of .corporations doing business within its jurisdiction, it stands second in the number of "financial corpora tions," comprising banking institu tions, public service corporations, mer cantile corporations, etc., the Kansas district only MURDERER DEAD VICTIM MAY DIE 80UTH DAKOTA FARM HAND WHO HELD'POSSE AT BAY ALL DAY DIES FROM IN JURIES. Yankton, -ft. D., Dec, 14 —-Daniel Courtenay, the farmer, who was shot by George Rossteuscher, a farm haod, who ha*d been discharged because of his attentions to Courtenay's niece, was still alive today, but the doctoA hold out no hope for his recovery. Rossteuscher, who was made a prisoner late yesterday afternoon, after he had defied a posse all day. died last night. It has not been de termined whether he member's of the posse self. i New York, Dec. 14.—Authors, art tats. statesmen* exemplars of the learned professions who constitute the membership of the American Academy of Arts and Letters aad the institute of the same name, met, in the New HATTIE LE BLANC NOT GUILTY, SAYS JURY IN THE CASE TODAY HATTIE LE BLANC. Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 14.—Hattie Le Blanc, on trial for the mur der of ci&rena* Glow, ni fotmd not gatity by ttte jury this morning. •. exceeding the district of the Dakotas. The tax collected from the corporations of the district dur ing the year totaled $60,366.08, and the average tax was $14.31 from* each of the 4.218 corporations. THK FARGO FORUM AND DAILY REPUBLICAN Jury with her arms folded she said In a weak voice and with a strong French accent: "I did not do it. I want to go home with my father." The jury was given the case at 9:45 a. m. were out only a few (minutes. House Again Scrapping Over Own Government Washington, renewal of the fight oh rules which signalized the past session was precipitated today by Representative Hughes of New Jersey. The point raised was whether a bill considered in the regular order last Wednesday could be taken up again today. The que»tion undet i .consideration was whether a bill for the codifica tion and revision of the laws relating to the judiciary, the consideration of which occupied all last Wednesday should again be taken up today simply on the call of the chairman of the committee reporting the measure. The question Was raided by Hughes after Representative Moon of Penn sylvania, chairman of the committee on revision of laws had asked that the house proceed with the considera tion of the bill for codifying the judi ciary laws. Representative Fitzgerald of New York led the democratic side of the house in opposing consideration of the bill. He declared that the house under the rules could decide for itself what business it shall consider. After the discussion had proceeded for an hour Speaker Cannon ruled that there were no precedents exactly fitting the situation, but that the house should not be deprived of doing whht it de sired. Therefore he ruled that the house settle for itself whether It would proceed to consider the bill. By a vote of 146 to 51, the house de cided to take up the measure. Bad Flood In Italy. Rome, Dec. 14.—A heavy rainfall con tinued today and the flood situation in northern Italy became more serious hourly. The Tiber has riBen until it Is twenty-one feet above its normal was shot by level. Government officials are mak of shot him- ing every effort to relieve those living ', •. in the inundated districts. is IMMORTALS OF ARTS AND LETTERS MEET IN NOTABLE MENTAL MARATHON FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1910. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1578. ENIO A Disaster in Virginia Brings Death to Many Twenty-two of Them Believed to Be Dead Explosion Caused by Ignition of Gas in Mine Norton, Va., Dec. 14.—Twenty •ix men were entombed by an ex plosion in the Grenno mine, of the Bond Coal Co., near Tacoma, at 9 o'clock this morning. The lat est reports indicate that twenty two of the entombed miners are dead. The explosion was caused by a quantity ce gas bccorrinfl ig nited in the working* of the mine. ROOSEVELT DID NOT OPEN UP N«w Hivn, Dec. 14.—Bhc-Presldent Roosevelt's first political speech since the recent election was delivered here last night at a dinner given to him by the New Haven Chamber of Com merce. Roosevelt made no reference to the recent elections or to current political subjects. He confined himself to a reiteration of the broad political doctrines to which he has given ex pression many times during his speak ing trips the past summer, saying he was glad to make in Connecticut just such a speech as he had made at former gatherings in the west. Baldwin Was Absent. Governor-elect Simeon E. Baldwin's place at the banquet table was vacant. He remained at home, retiring early. There were no developments in Roose velt's controversy with Baldwin dur ing the colonel's stay hero. To Deliver Nobel Lecture. morning. Length of Construction Period to Homesteader IS FAVORED BY COMMITTEE TO HELP DROUGHT STRICKEN HOMESTEADERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY PERIOD OF CON STRUCTIVE RESIDENCE EX TENDED TO AFTER MAY 16. Washington, Dec. 14.—The house committee on public lands today unanimously voted in favor of a joint resolution offered by Representative Mondell of Wyoming, providing for the extension of the construction peri od of residence on homesteads until after May 15, 1911. Mr. Mondell offered the resolution In the interest of drought i-tricken home steaders all over the country. Under its provisions homesteaders will not be required to begin actual residence on their homesteads until May 15, 1911, the resolution probably will be adopted by congress at an early date. *5 ,, -v f\ y y i Jc' CO.*. mmmi Pprsmost exemplars tfcs Iwwwd profession Jitter at session of the AwieHfoan Academy and Art Institute. 'Left to right, (sitting)— H. Morris, secretary of institute R. U. Johnson, secretary of academy James T. Rhodes, received gold medal Henry Van Dyke, president of institute William Dean Howeils George W. Cable J. A. Mitchell Arthur Twining Hadley.. Right to left—second row—Charles Dana Gibson Micholas Murray theatre, Central 'Park? West and Sixty third* street, and bestowed a reward of intellectual toil, a gold medal, on James Ford Rhodes, a Boston his torian. Butler T. R. Loundbury B. Matthews W. C. Brownell W. Morton Payne St. Clair McElway H. Mills Alden G. W. CHadwick. Left to v right—third row—Daniel C. French Hamilton Wright Mabia Bliss Perry Augustus Thomas Edwin H. Bashfield F. E. Milet. It was a notable gathering of «LX* IVs" with not a "T. B. M." in sight. The venerable John Bigelow. 93 years old and hale In body and mind, was the lion of the day. Addresses on modern tendencies were ntade by men prominent in ail branches of learned PREDICT8 MONSTER CROP FOR NbXT YEAR. IVvils Lake, N. D., Dec. 14.— Hon. T. W. Conyers. who is in town from Cando today, says the farmers of Towner county are coming through the winter in good shape. The crop was by no means all that could be desired this year, but fortunately most of the farm ers were in a position to stand a shortage or a total loss for that matter. "The farnrts were never In better condition for seeding than they will be next spring." said Mr. Conyers. "A word of summer and fall plowing was done this year, and I predict that more grain will be raised next year than ever before In this section of the to corn raising by degrees, and acreage will be more than doubled next year. It is years like this I that bring the farmers face to face I with the proposition that corn and [.hogs are a good thing to have around the farm." •0 STILL WORK N. D. Delegation After Circuit Judgeship Washington, Dec. 14.—Undismayed by their failure to land United States District Judge Amidon of Fargo as a member of the new commerce court, initial steps were taken by the North Dakota congressional delegation to se cure Judge Amidon's promotion to the circuit court of appeals. The delegation has in mind the va cancy in the Eighth circuit created by the appointment of Judge Vandeventer of Cheyenne to the supreme bench. James D. Elliott of South Dakota has been prominently mentioned for the district judgeshiu of his state to succeed Carland, who goes to the new commerce court. Former Senator A. B. Kittridge of South Dakota is also mentioned for the place, but Elliott has the endorsement of the state bar as well as the congressional delega- Boston. MasB., Dec. 14.—Theodore Roosevelt, who came today to deliver tion. the Nobel lecture at Harvard this Counsel for Milwaukee. evening, attended the regular monthly -Aberdeen 8. D., Doc. 14.—Senator* meeting of Harvard overseers here this Crawford and Gamble will recommend to the president the appointment of James D. Elliott of Aberdeen to the position of United States judge for the district of South Dakota, follow ing the promotion of Judge John E. Carland to a place on the new com merce court. Mr. Elliott is at present general counsel for the Milwaukee railroad, but was formerly United States attorney for South Dakota. He removed to Aberdeen from Tyndall, S. D., a year ago. Mr. Elliott and Senator Gamble have long been close !8tate an3 with flcatlons for the position are pro- ONE MORE ARREST N KUKGER CASE THREE NOW TN TOILS IN NECTION WITH BRUTAL QUADRUPLE KILL ING. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 14. One more arrest will be made in connec tion with the Bernhardt quadruple murder case. Chief of Police Zimme» .jf Kansas City said today. Sam Bailey ind Ike Whithell, former employes of the Bernhardts, and jomi .. neighbor, who are being h«ld for in vestigation, were questioned by the jollce and all denied any knowledge of the crime. A coroner's jury met at Olathe, Kansas, today to investigate the case. (Photo Copyright, Paul Thompson.) LAST EDITION THIS ISSUE 1J PACiES State Canvassing Board Completed its Work i personal friends, and Elliott is per- MAJORITY OF BURKE,' 2450 Hanna Was High Man in the Vote for Congress Brightbill Leads State Candi dates in Majority Full and Complete Official Vote of the Slate The canvassing board met in the of fice of Secretary of State Alfred Blais dell yesterday afternoon to canvass the votes cast at the November elec tion and found and reported the re sults Mr. Blaisdell acting as chair man of the meeting. The other mem bers of the meeting present were Audi tor Brightbill, Treasurer Blcktord and Superintendent of Public Instruction St(i kwll, with F. E. Behounek, state printing expert, acting as secretary of the board. The ballots had been pre pared and the count made and there was little left for the board to do ex cept go over the results and verify them. The tabulated returns show that E. J. Taylor, candidate for superintendent of public instruction, who practically Continued on Page Eight. Duluth Han Was Found Dying in Chicago WIFE HAD DIVDHIED HIM JOHN CHRISTIE IN CRITICAL CON* DITION AND WOMAN ACQUAINT ANCE IS ALSO SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECT# OF TAKING POISON. Chicago. Dec. chiOtlfc whose in a aif factions. His quail- V ih? W achievement There was prepared as fine a programme for this joint meet ing as anyone might wish, but those who came to view and listen were few. Especially not there was the T. B. M.," the tJred businessmen, at Walter Damrosch called him. home is in Duluth, Minn., lies hosPital I sonally very popular throughout the from the effects of poison which he ment nounced first-class, and there is little ^ct doubt but that he will receive the ap- i police investigation developed pointment. I woman acquaintance of Christie 'was also a sufferer from poison ap- here today In a critical swa'l°w«d last night in an apart- 'n a fashionable north side de I parently taken at the same time. The woman was not seriously injured. I According to the police, there Is ground for the theory that the poisou I was taken in a suicide agreement. Wife Had Divoreed Him. Duluth, Minn., Dec. 14.—Mrs. Jobs Christie, jr., wife of the Duluth man who took poison in Chicago, obtained a divorce in this city six months ago CON- and now la In Indianapolis with %f child. FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD SUICIDE FOR LOVE GIRL WRITES NOTE AND THEN HANGS HERSELF IN BARN. Lake City, & c, Dec. 14.—Susie Gore, aged 16, of Vineland, N. C., who was visiting here, went into a bam mounted a barrel, tied a rope around her neck and jumped oflT. When found she was dead. She left a note men tioning the name of a young man for love of whom she was supposed to have tended her life. IMS IAS DIES FROM GAS Aberdeen, 8. D., Dec. 14.—A stranger who was registered at the Keystone hotel last night, was found dead from asphyxiation from gas this morning. He gave his name as Mike Styles, but did not give any address. He is ap parently between 25 and 30 years of age. He had a hare lip. He wag ed in laborer's clothes. IUE INAUGURAL BALL ON JAN Bismarck. N. D., Dec. U^Tb* committee h%r!ng In charge the inaug ural ball held a meeting this evening and decided the dance will be Friday evening, Jan. 6. Details of the ar rangements will be announced later.