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Fair tonight and Friday not much change in temperature. Barometer, 19.34 highest yesterday, 86 lowest last night, 19, FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. y Rescue Party Could Hear Them at Work Ho Hope of Stopping the Fire at Present Separated From Safety by a Narrow Wall r, Col.. Dee. is.—Twelve men *re entombed la shaft No. 2 of the lUyden Coal Co. at Leyden, Col., four teen miles west of Denver. The Woruings are on fire. The fire started about 9 o'clock last night as the result of an explosion. The timbering of the shaft was ablase In a moment, cutting off escape. Shaft No. 1 is separated from shaft No. 2 by a narrow wall. A rescue party under the direction •of Samuel Perry, president of the ^eyden Coal Co., was endeavoring early today to break down the wall and twelve Imprisoned men could be heard working madly in their efforts I© gain freedom. There is no hope of stopping the Hre at present, and every effort is being made to gain an entrance for entombed men through the shaft. They told a dramatic story of a desperate struggle to prolong life un derground and how a small hole in an air pipe saved them while their comrades perished. G-. E. Le&pman and John Swete are the survivors of the struggle in the dark. The only living thing about them when they left their refuge today to seek the outer air was a mule. Ho the animal managed to escape suffc cation Is a mystery, but It appeared little the worse for its experience when Leapman and Swete led it from the mine. •MISTER FiiR AT LAEiME Larimore, N. D., Dec. 15.—The an nual midwinter fair and women's in stitute, the former one of the events of the winter in this part of the state for years past, and the women's insti tute a new feature, opened this morn ing. There is a big attendance of vis itors from the country tributary to Lfciinvore and from surrounding towns. There is a splendid display of farm products as well as of articles made by women and the show promises to be one of the most successful ever held. Addresses and discussions of farm topics were features today and will be on the programme each day of the fair. MEXICAN SAYS KF1T IS FALSE Washington, Dec. 15.—Reports from th* scene of the revolt in the province of Chihuahua, Mexico, to the effe^ that General Navare, commander o£ the government forces, had given or ders that no prisoners were to be tak en, has aroused the indignation of Senor De La Barra. ambassador in this country. He declared today that the statements that government troops were ruthlessly bayoneting all cap tires, was absolutely untrue. IibELESS $A1'S SHIP'S IN DANGER New York, Dec. 15.—The steamer -Oblorado of the Clyde Line sent word by wireless telegram this afternoon that she was unmanageable in a galo off the coast ou her way to this «ity IT, Twelve Men Trapped 1891. in a By mint Mine FORMER FARGOAN HEW MEMBER OF COMMERCE COURT vvfwv. ESCAPED fntombed Men Saved by Hofc in Ait Pipe Cincinnati, 0, Dec. 15.—Two of the thirteen men entombed by a double mine explosion at Tacoma, Va,, yester day in which ten lives were lost, emerged from the workings today in fairly good physical condition, accord in* to a special today to The Times Star from Bluefteld, W. Va. cnm li V VK JUDGE WILLIAM H, HUNT, $ Judge William H. Hunt, newly appointed member of the new commerce court, will be remem bered by many old time Pargoans as a former resident of this city. He got out the first city directory ever published of the city of Far go. His brother, Randall Hunt, was also a former Fargoan, and helped his brother in getting out the city directory Randall Hunt was at one time Fargo's city en gineer. Washington. Dec. 15.—The appoint ment of Judge Hunt of Montana to the new commerce court is a recog nition of the ability and experience of the Montana judge. He is a southern er by birth and first saw the light of day in New Orleans In 1857. As soon as he reached his majority he moved to Montana and began practicing law. His rise was rapid in this new coun try and in 1884 he was chosen attorney general. He rose rapidly through various appointive and elective offices and in 1892 he was made a member of the state supreme bench. On account of ill health he was forced in 1901 to l*a\e the state of his adoption and was tttn appointed governcr of Porto Ri o His efficient work here brought him the attention of President Taft, and, having regained his health, he was appointed to the commerce court, for which department of law his ex perience has made him especially fit ted. Ellis Declined. Washington, D. C., Dec. 15.—Wade H. Ellis of Ohio today declined an ap pointment to the judgeship in the cus toms court of appeals tendered him by President Taft to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion of Judge William H. Hunt to the commerce court. Ellis thanked the president for the offer but said he thought he had better continue at his practice. C"of fir YEAR '10 Final Estimates Made by the Government Today Washington, Dec. 15.—Final esti mates of the important farm crops of the country for 1910 announced today by the crop reporting board of the de partment of agriculture are as follows: Corn, 3,125,713,000 bushels of weight from 114,002,000 acres total farm value, $1,523,968,000, or 48.8 cents per bushel. Winter wheat, 464,044,000 bushels of weight from 29,427,000 acres total farm value, 1413,575,000, or 89.1 cents per bushels. Spring wheat, 231,199,000 bushels e' weight from 19.778,000 acres tot« farm value, 207,868,000, or 89.8 cent per bushel. All whe&t, 695,663,000 bushels of weight from 49,245,000 acres total farm value, $624,443,000, or 89.4 cent® pet bushel. Oats, 1,126,765,000 bushels of weigh* from 35,288,000 acres total farm value, $384,716,000, or 34.1 cents per bushel. MANY CHAMtlt KG INTO y. S. S*n Francisco, Dec. l&v—Tbat In vestigations following smuggling Into Sail Francisco of fifteen contrabrand Chinamen on Dec. 4 on th steamship Manchuria, may result in the un« covering of a gigantic trafflc in orientals in which white men are en gaged was the statement made today by Frederick S. Stratton. collector of the San Franci,jco. -Hun Over and Killed. Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. 15.—George F. Garnett, aged 36, a driver for the Standard Oil Co., who was run over by his wagon Monday, when he slipped on the snow and fell under the wheels In trying to atop his team from run ning away, sustaining seven broken ribs and a broken collarbone, died from nis injuries last night. He le*ve# a family. Rotfa1 Pricks flier Throat With a Dagger TIED M'TT'iBr BED AFTER HOLDING DAGGER AT THROAT OF HIS VlCtlM FOR AM HOUR ,CONSTANTLY PICKING AT IT, WOMAN BREAKS DOWN AND TALK8. Ban Francisco, Dec. 1®.—After tor turing a woman for an hour, pricking her throat with a dagger and threaten ing her with immediate death, a rob* ber last night gained possession of $25 and a diamond brooch and es* caped. His victim was Mrs. Rene Fabulot, the wife of a jeweler. The thief broke into her home, beat her unmercifully, tied her to the bed and then began flashing his dagger and demanding her money. When the robber left he told Mrs Fabulot he would send some one to release her. After an interval the janitor of the house, Albert Tusch, came in and un bound the woman and then summoned the police. Mrs. Fabulot's Injuries made necessary her removal tie hospital. CREEGAN'S TALK A BIG FEATURE Grand Fbrks, N. D. Dee. 1«,—The second day of the state Mistian En deavor conventior was even more of a success than the flrsi One of the stirring addresses of the meeting was that of J. D. Wiley of Dickinson, who talked on Needs of Th® Work in Western North Dakota, this forenoon. There were a numbei of excellent ad dresses at this session. Reports were heard from the* president's of district unions, most of whom brought news of gooa things accomplished during the past year. One of the bes» features of yester day's sessions was the address of Dr. C. C. Creegan, president of Fargo college, who was the first speaker at the evening session, taking as hid topic A Centtuy of Missions Dr. Creegan referred to the trip he recently made around the world on which journey he had th# treasure of meeting 2,000 missionaries and of shaking hands with them. He gave an interesting account of the progress that had been made in miss lor. work during the last 100 years, and spoke of how Chris tianity was taken hold of every here* tofore heathen nation He dwelt upon the missionary work of each denomi nation, and spoke particularly of the good that each was accomplishing. The last number on the programme jesterday was an illustrated lecture on Christian Endeavor in All Lan Is de livered by Rev. M. Scoti Bates of For est River N. The view* were of different mission fields throughout the world, and created a great deal of In terest. The following committee* were ap pointed yesterday, Nominations—Phillips. Jamestown Richmond, Inkstet and Haines Syke ston. Auditing—-Thompson, Miriot lewis, Mllnor and Mrs Haodow, Gllby Resolution* Baroum Bottineau: Hrrisor, rargo and Mis Alma John son. Mtnot. BOAOS APPEAL FOR ARBITRATION Chicago. Dec. 16.—Western railroads have appealed to Un'ted States Com missioner of Labor Charles H. Neili and to chairman Martin Knapp of the interstate commerce commission to act as mediator in the wage controversy between th* railroads arid the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers. Th.'s was learned today from an authentic source. WANTS 'EM At IN POLITICS Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 16.—Seven hundred Harvard students today listened to an address which Col. Roosevelt delivered on Politics, be fore the members of the class of the university. The colonel advised all of the members of the class to go into politics when they are graduated. ONE BANDIT TIES UP FIll'H tiMtfiSi Saltha. Kans., Dec. 15.—A lone ban* dit today held up the state bank at Paradise. Kansas, and secured $2,500. He forced the cashier to unlock the safe and securely tied the cashier and four other men with rope before he lefti V 'A. C. VisitoNk- O. A. Thompson of the Edgeley ex periment sub-station was a visitor at the A. C. today. Supt. L. R. Waldron of Dickinson sub-station was in the city yesterday 1 ting at the A, C. experiment st» tt i- 7- FAKGO, NORTH DAKOTA, THI BSD AY DECEMBER 15, 1910. i -F THE FARGO FOUIJM I AMD DAILY REPUBLICAN President Taft's Selections for the Supreme ••it#-- yf*. J.,*, r» .'• IS?- 4 «"v *. i 4 i $ i Associate Juiiice Edward Douglas White, whom President Taft has nomi nated for the office of chief justice of the United States supreme court. At right. Judge Willis Van Devanter, of Cheyenne, Wyo., who together with FATAL CLASH IN STRIKE Police and Chicago Strikers Exchange Shots wohkiuk was shot dla» NON UNION WORKERS WERE BE ING ESCORTED TO A TAILOR SHOP WHEN THEY WERE AT TACKED BY STRIKERS AND SYMPATHIZERS OF LATTER. Chicago, Dec. 15—In a clash between striking garment workers and the police today, one workman was shot dead, another fatally wounded, and severs* comfratan*s on both sides ser iously Injured., Non-union tailors employed bj? B. Kuppenheimer & Co. were being es corted to th© shop, and had been as sailed by the strikers. Policeman May Die. Charles Wernecke, one of the po licemen injured, may die. A striker shot through the lungs by one of the police guards of the non-union work ers, is reported dying at St Elizabeth hospital. He is* Mark Lingewis. INVESTMENT CO. A BUCKET SHOP FEDERAL OFFICIALS RAIDBLP A SHOP IN CHICAGO—CONFIS CATED PAPERS AND RECORDS. Chicago, Dec. 15.—United States se cret service officials today raided the offices of the. Capital Investment Co. as a bucket shop. The main office and four of its branches were visited and the papers and records confiscated. Sidmon McHie is said by federal offi cers to be the chief owner of the com pany. He is believed to be in Florida. 24 DIE IN WRECK (if ill r,f •1 FIVE PASSENGERS AND CREW OF NINETEEN PERISH WHEN STEAMER GOES TO PIECES. London, Dec. 15.—The German steamer Palermo is a total wreck off Cape Corrubodo on the west coast of Galicla, Spain. Her Ave passengers and a crew of nineteen were lost. Ad vices received today tate that Ihe vessel struck and went to pieces dur in a fierce gale last Sunday night. Flood Danger Lessened. Rome, Dec. lo—The weather was Im proved coday and the flood situation appeared less serious. In the district of the river Tiber much damage lias been caused to the crops and there has been heavy loss of livestock. SECRET REPORT OF WAR SECT, Hrt Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar of the supreme court of Georgia, was nominated by President Taft to be associate justice of the supreme court of th#. United States- E ij- Washington, Dec. 15.-—President Taft today directed Secretary of War, Dickinson to withhold from congress entirely his report on national de fense made In answer to a resolution passed by the house of representatives. The home yesterday declined to re ceive the report in confidence, hence ^t will not be sent «t erne Court 'Pv*t k :Sr*S'\ JEST OF Wiisa I iil DAMAliE CASE RADICAL INNOVATION IN WASH INGTON COURT—JUDGE COM PLIMENTS THE LADIES. Olympia, Wash, Dec 15.—Sitting it. the jury oor without removing their hats, five Olympia women listened all afternoon and until late last night to testimony and arguments of lawyotf trying the case of A. Koch, a milk* man against Fouls & Canfield. street contractors. Koct asserted that a blast set off by the contractors caused liii team to run away and to do damage to the extent of $10.05. Six womei, were callel, but Mrs E, Giaves. piesident of the Humane society, sent a physician's certificate stating she was il! The court excused her, and by stipulation the other five were selected to try the case The jurors were Miss Jean McLeod sten ographer to Gov. M. E Hay Miss Bern ice Sapp, supreme court stenog rapher, Mrs. W Mowell wife of a physician Mrs. Prank BlakesUte- wife of the democratic candidate for the legislature las* November and Rev. Gcnevra Lake, one ot the few ordained female ministers in WaKhington. Except for Mr#, Graves, the cours refused to excus* any of the womei called, although each offered an excuse varying from not being a taxpayer or a resident of Olympia to the simple "jusi because" of s woman. After being ou' exactly an hour the womer returned a verdict in favor of the p'aintiff. awarding the full amount of damagea asked. According to attorney*- here, this is the flrsi time in Washington, if not the United States, tha» a female jury, drawn from a venire oi womec. only, hae been selected to try a ca»« Judge OUefs who presided, deefcred that the jury of women was tat perloi ir every way to any jury that ever sat in his court. ACT ON TAFT'S Washington, Dec. IS.—4*lt« senate judiciary committee today referred the president's five appointments of the commerce court judges to sub-com mittees for examination. Immediate confirmation of Willis H. VanDeventer of Wyoming and Jos. R. Lamar of Georgia as supreme court justices was recommended by the committee. Young Brskeman Killed. Korthfield, Minn., Dec. 15.—Russell Flom, a braksman on the Milwaukee road, son of the yardmaxler, employed by the company at Austin, was run over and fatally injured by a freight train here at 4 s. m. yesterday. He was hurried to a hospital ard died at 6:3ft, His parents were brought to Norrhflel^ by a special train, but did not arrivf until he had breathed his last. An Inquest will be held and the body will be taken to Austin for burial. The young man was 20 years of age. Williston Church to Cost $25,000. Williston, N. D., Dec. 14.—Approxl* mstely $25,000 will be expended by '.h« congregation of the United Lutheran church of this city In the construction of Its new house of worship. The edi flee will make Williston the center of activities for that denomination in th® western part of North Dakota. The building is to be ready for occupancy about Aug. 1. FEAGLE GHARIiEO WITH MOROER Kansas City, Mo., Dec. U.~The prosecuting attorney of Johnson county, Kansas, swore out warrants today charging John Feagle with mur der in the first degree :n connection with the killing of 'our persons at the Bernhardt farm. Mountrail to Build Courthouss. Stanley, N. D., Dec. 15.—A^snra" *e of the fact that Stanley will be the permanent county seat of Mountrail county has given rise to di«cussion us to the question of constructing a co\«1house. It is planned to hold an election next spring, at which the ques jetton ot issuing bonds will be up. ..... Two Fargoans Killed in Collapse of the Without warning and in an Instant of time the lives of Russell A. More and Carl Tuskind. respectively mana ger and bookkeeper of the firm of More Bros., were snuffed out last evening about 6 o'clock when the building occupied hy the company on Front street collapsed. Both men were buried beneath tons of .debris and it is believed that More was killed in stantly, while Tuskind is thought to have died from asphyxiation. One of the most remarkable things connected with the accident was the miraculous escape from death of Isaao Bell, Jr. Bell is employed at the of fice of More Bros, as a billing rlcrfc and was sitting within reach of the two dead men at the time of the acci dent. The force of the onrushing winds lifted him from his position and hurled him with great force through a doot Into the street, stunning him se Cherbourg, Dec 15.—The body of Henry Evans, a seaman of the United States battleship North Dakota who was fatally Injured by an explosion In the coal bunkers of the warship yes terday, was buried today with military honors, i New York, Dec. 15.—Andrew Car negie's gift for 110,000,000 for the fur therance of peace brings the total of his benefactions to something llk $180,000,000. The endowment an nounced today Is second in size only to three others of his—the $10,000,000 foundation for the advancement of teaching made !n 190C. and increased to $15,000,000 in 1908 the $16,000,00(» endowment for the Carnegie institu tion in Pittsburg, and the $12,000,000 fund for the establishment of the Car negie institute in Washington. Mr Carnegie's gifts to libraries during the last twenty years are estimated at $36,000,000 for the United States and $17,000,000 abroad. Mr. Carnegie's latest endowment widen* the gap between him and John D. Rockefeller, who alone rivals the retired steel master In his public bene factions. A conservative estimate places Mr. Rockefeller's gifts to insti tutions at $120,000,000. All but a small part of this was for educational pur poses. CITY PLANNING IS DISCUSSER Washington, D. ?., Dee. 15.—CWy planning, with its attendant problems of securing not only the development of the aesthetic but the business and industrial life of the city for pros perity. good-health and recreation of all its residents, was the general topic upon which all addresses of today's session of the American Chic asso ciation was based. Clinton Rogers Woodruff of Phila delphia, secretary of the National Mu nicipal League, spoke on What Is Your City Ideal?, in the opening address of fie day. He was followed by Thomas Nelson Page, president of Washington Society of Fine Arts, who extolled the grandeur of the national capital. CCMl. JOEL COOK Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 15.—Con gressman Joel Cook of tile second Pennsylvania district, comprising part of thifc city, died here today. Coolt was stricken with apoplexy in Wash ington last Saturday and failing to show any improvements he wag re moved to his home here. Last sum mer Cook suffered a slight paralytio stroke, but recovered sufficiently ti re sume his congressional duties. Me was 61 years ..—„— THIS ISSUt li I'A'cLS REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 3S78. More Bros. Building Russell A. More, One of the Best Itnown Machinery Hen of State, and Carl Tuskind Wae the Victiais Top Floor of Building Was Overloaded With Corn—floor Col lapsed Carrying in Turn Every Other Fkoj Worst Catastrophe in Years in Fargo—Contents of Building Carried Crashing Into the Pasangnt Fatal Explosion on Warship Greatly Enthustd by Carnegie's Named After This Stale Great Gift HAS BIS LEAH OVER JOHN D. CARNEGIE NOW HAS GIVEN AWAY $180,000,000 FOR BENEFACTIONS. verely, hut other than a large number of bruises he will recover unless in ternal Injuries develop. Torn Kelley, working on the top floor of the building, also came out of the disaster decidedly lucky. When the building started to fall he went with the down-going floor and landed at the bottom of the newly opened pit, without being severely injured. He was for a time pinned beneath some fallen machinery in such a manner that he could not exl^lcate himself, but aside from this mishap he was not very unfortunate. Floor Overioadetf. The cause of the catastrophe was due to overloading the top floor of the building with corn, which caused th# Joists to pull loose from the walls of the building. Kelley and an assistant Continued on Page Six. Washington, Dec. IS.—Stimulated by the magnitude of Andrew Car gie's gift of $11,500,000 for the aboli tion of war between nations and hy th# knowledge that the fund will be used largely for objects akin to its own, the American Society of Judicial Settlement" of International Disputes will open a three d«y international conference tonight, more confident than ever of the ultimate attainment of its aim—the establishment oi a permanent tribunal of arbitral jus tice. Such a court was advocated by Sec retary of State Knox in a note to the powers and was adopted at the last conference, plans for the realization of the tribunal being left open. Andrew Carnegie will be the princi pal speaker of the evening, his sub ject being, The Moral issue in War and it Is expected that he may make a further explanation of the gift ail* nounced yesterday. BEMIDJI SAFE WAS SBATTEBTI BURGLARS FAIL TO HEED WARN* IMQ THAT STRONG BOX IS NOT LOCKED. Bern id I. Minn., Dec. 15.—Burglars smashed their way into the office of the Beltrami County Fuel Co. and blew the safe open with nttro-glycer ine, although it had been left unlocked by the manager of the company, who had also left a tag on the combina tion, saying "Safe not locked open door." The burglars ruined the safe and caped with $2,500 worth of valuable papers and a small amount of cash. Chief of Police Harrington arrested a suspicious character who will be given a hearing in police court. FIRE INSURANCE RATES 100 H: Bn. 0 III TAPPING TESTIFIES AT INQWHV OF NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE COM MITTEE. New York, Dec. 15. Edward J. Tapping of Milwaukee, called as a witness today in the inquiry into Are insurance matters by the legislative investigating committee, admitted that many of the rates prevailing were un fair and too high, and that commls-" slons paid to agents in many instances are exorbitant. He said he knew fir® Insurance companies that paid fronj 30 to 40 per cent of all premiums thsjy collected. ri rtn i r* sir tit-* illLuilltnl CALLED SUDDENLY Atlanta, Ga., Dee. IS.—-Major John F, Hanson, president «f the Centra!' Georgia railroad, and one of the best known railroad officials »n the south, died here this morning of heart failure* J£U« deal* xw paUreiy uatuypsted.