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l:: v the weather .'SetteraMy- fair tonight and Wednes day. Colder tonight with frost. Mod erate to brisk northwest winds. Bismarck, JTORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17,1891. Special care will be taken in the ex amination of ammunition to see that no bullets are contained in any cart ridges. The grounds will be properly policed to prevent accidents. Special Trains. A- special train of railroad officials of the four trunk lines running into the state will arrive from the twin cities in time to take in the battle and Visit, the exposition, which is an annual occurrence. Fargo Day Tomorrow. Tomorrow is Fargo day at the ex position. Besides the delegation that is expected from the state's metropo lis. a big crowd of business men are expected from Mott. inmense Sham Balil at Bfeaiarck Ttursclay-- 400 Welsh Miners eved to Result of Exi Day Toi ow Militia Will Have Sham Battle With Old Indian Chiefs Who Fought on Prairies Years Ago GreatRfeyiew of Troops Will Take Place Before Governor Thursday Morning—Battle Later Fargo Day at North Dakota Industrial Exposition Is To morrow—Delegation Expected From Mott N. D., Oct.: 14—With Far go day tomorrow and the big sham battl© on Thursday, the North Dakota Industrial exposition will close this year with a great flurish of trumpets Undoubtedly the greatest attraction that has been arranged for the expo sition is thip sham battle. Five com panies of the North Dakota state mili tia, commanded by trained officers, who have seen service in actual battle, will contest with a band of Indians led by chiefs who have in the past gen eration fought the white men for pos session of the prairies of the west. The troops will be reviewed by Gov ernor Hanna and his staff as they reach the city. Then they will march to the hills east of the capitol, where they will engage the Indians. A man working sixty feet away had been decapitated by the force of the* blast. The fiery reputation of the mine gave little hope th?Lt any of those below could be rescued alive. An entrance was found by the way of an adjacent shaft. In descending the res ^cuers encountered several groups of men huddled together in a portion of the mine where the air was still good. By noon that had brought out 5C The number of dead Is believed to be over 400. Nine hundred and thirty-one men were in the pit when the fi--?. Wplosion occurred and mine officials held no hope of rescuing the men still in the mine. The men brought to the surface were found on the east side where the ventilation remained fairly good. The explosion was on the west side. Where the fire started, 'rescuer's were unable to make progress. 'v, ... Women and, children crowded around the entrances shrieking. Volturno a Blazing Iprch Upon Mountain m™-' \ygyeSj say Rescuers CREW WAS COWARDLY. London, Oct. 14.—."The crew of the Volturno, mostly Dutch, be •M hmved in a cowardly manner, brut il-to the passegers," said most of •f the thirty survivors who arrived at Gravesend on the Minneapolis. What followed after the' arrival of the La'Touraine on the scene was re lated by Captain Caussin. Jnoderate "The forward part of the Volturno ooked to me like an incandescent bra ier. As the sea was beginning to E N I E E n U S O A S Liverpool, Oct. 14.—According to Captain Trant, of the liner Devonian, which arrived with fifty survivors, there was some at tempt on the part of male passengers of the Vplturno to rush to the rescuing boats. The officers hftd difficulty in keeping them under control. 5 Havre, Oct- 14.—The La'Touraine. of he French line, arrived here this orning with forty-two survivors of the Volturno. On the forward deck was a group of eight children from 3 to 12 years old, who had been rescued, from the Volturno. whose parents probably perished. Two other children with mothers and twenty-seven stur dy Polish peasants with three of the crew, were among the survivors. I thought of putting out .Jboats but the opinion of all my officers was against lowering lifeboats. The Volturno at this time had her stern in the air while forward and amidships She was nothing but a great torch." Manv of the Volturno survivors fchowed signs of violence, according to passengers on the La'Touraine. One woman bore scratches and bruises all over her bodv. A child arrived aboard, the La'Touraine completely naked The children seemed to have been completely left to take care-qtf -them gelves. Pathetic Figures. Liverpool, Oct. 14.—The lieyiand liner, Devonian, arrived with fifty Vol turno survivors. Aboard the Devonian were many remnants of families craz ed with grief and terror at the tragedy through which they passed. Ernest Herrmann, a German, was the first to notice the fire in the hold of the Volturno. The flames had made euch progress that it was impossible *o subdue them. Among the rescued was 3, baby a hysterical mother had thrown herself "Into the sea. Arthur Hazelwood, seaman of the Devonian, jumped overboard and reo? 'V The meeting q£ .the Fargo and Mott men is one that is thought will do much toward connecting business re lations with Fargo and the points along the Mott branch railroad. Governor Hanna is slated for a speech on Thursday, when he will ad dress the railroad officials, welcoming them to the city and state. Following is the schedule for the special train leaving Valley City, on Thursday morn ing, which will bring many of the sol diers who will participate in the sham battle: Going Lv 6:30 a.m. Lv 6:40 a m. Lv 6:45 a.m. Lv 6:50 a.m. Lv 6:57 a m. Lv 7:20 a.m. Lv 7:07 a.m. Lv 7:15 a-m Ar 7:22 a.m. Lv 7:27 a.m Lv 7:41 a.m. Lv 7:59 a,m. Lv 8:06 a.m. Lv 8:21 a.m. Lv 8:36 a.m. Lv 8:45 a.m. Lv 8:59 a.m. Lv 9:15 a.m. Lv 9:31 a.m. Lv 9:45 a.m. Lv 9:55 a.m. LvlO: 04 a.m. Lvl0:13 a.m. Arl0:25 a.m. Returning 12:27 a.m. 12:19 a.m. 12:14 a.m. 12:09 a.m. 12:01 a.m. 11:57 a.m 11:52 p.m. 11:43 p.m. Valley City Berea Hobart Sanborn Eckelson Urbana Spiritwood Bloom .\P"aIes i3ct, 14.—More than 400 Welsh AOal miners are tHfUev^ to .liave^ ti^g morning the- Universal Colliery, .f v A tcriffic explosidn of .gas shattered the works shortly after 931 men hftd gone down the shafts. Five hundred had been rescued up to ^'2apbon when.fire halted, thfe rescue work. Thirteen years ago, 120 lost their liv^s by an explosion- in the Mime mine. Only one man was rescued alive then. The day shift descended the shafts In-' cages' at 5 o'clock. An .. hour afterward a deafening report brought the inhabitants of the vicinity running to the pit hole where they found the ventilating and hoisting machinery at the top of the shafts had been blown to atoms. Jamestown Lv 11:33 p.m. JamestownAr 11:28 p.m. Eldridge Windsor Cleveland Medina Ccrystal Sp. Tappen Dawson Steele Driscoll Sterling McKenzie Burleigh Apple Creek Bismarck Lv 11:12 p.m. 10:56 p.m. 10:49 p.m. 10:35 p.m. 10:21 p.m. 10:10 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 9:44 p.m. 9:25 p-m. 9:13 p.m. 9:01 p.m. 8:51 p.m. 8:42 p.m. 8:30 p.m. cued the child. Another pathetic fig ure was a tiny 4-year'-old girl whose identity is unknown. She" stood among the survivors, bewildered, unrecofcnlz-t ed. and unclaimed. Oil to Calm Waves. Fishguard, Oct. 14.—How oil in vast quantities was used to calm the moun tainous waves and permit the rescuing ships to get their lifeboats near the ill-fated Volturno was graphically told by passengers of the Carmania whicn reached here yesterday. "It was one of the most picturesque and at tho same time one of the most fearful pictures a human eye rh&y ever expect to witness,'" said one man, speaking of the great blazing vessel with its load of panic-stricken human freight, cow ering as far away from the flames as possible. T. T. Watson, of Philadelphia, an other of the' passengers of the Car mania, said that the chief credit for saving those on the Volturno was un doubtedly due to the oil ship Narra gansett. "Only a few good swimmers," he declared, "would have survived from the illfated ship had not the Narragan sett made free use of oil to calm the terrible waves "When the Carmania arrived, Cap tain Barry recognized at once that it would be almost a hopeless task to at tempt to save the Volturno's human cargo, without the use of oil, but with a daring amounting seemingly to fool hardiness, he instructed First Officer Gardiner to lower a small boat. This, after terrible buffeting, regained the Carmania with only three oars intact. After this miraculous escape Captain Barr did. not again attempt to launch a single boat. Hemce our ship saved only one passenger, who swam to her "Oir account of the size of the ship's turbine engines, which made fine maneuvering impossible. Captain Barr stood off and directed operations, act- Continued on Page Sight. -i, ifA* Fit® IS BEVERIDGE 'iQ. It was stated late todv it was decided by the bull j. irs in session at the Gardner a concerted effort to bring A J. Beveridge of Indianapolis, mer United States senator from Indiana, defeated last year for governor, to Fargo for an address next month. Mr. Beveridge is prominently mentioned for head of the national bull moose ticket in 1916 along with Gov. Hiram John son of California, defeated for vice president, and former Gov ernor Stubbs of Kansas, though it is agreed none will be considered if Colonel Roosevelt wants the nomination again. Fargo is the mecca today of the North Dakota bull moosers who are* holding a meeting at the Gardner ho tel to outline the work of the ap proaching campaign in the state dur •ng. the coming year. The meeting was called by Dorr H Carroll of Minot, the state chairman of the new party, who opened the first state convention a year ago last month on the day when Theodore. Roosevelt was here and was greeted by 127 people at the Grand.theatre. The purpose of the meeting, it wasi whispered, was to perfect the state or ganization and decide upon guberna torial and senatorial candidates to run. for the primaries next June. This, however, was denied by State Chair man Carroll when asked about the matter at the Gardner this morning. "We are not considering any en dorsements or candidates at all at this time," said Mr. Carroll. "The real purpose of this meeting is to plan a. bigger state wide meeting to "be held here in Fargo in November. It is the intention of the progressive party to complete its organization in the state so that it will be a sure enough fight- Continued on Page Four. I Washington, D. C. Oct. 14.—Ttie president discussed the Mexican situa tion naval policy with his Cabinet at the first meeting since June. Wil son and Secretary Daniels are said to favor a three-battleship programme this year and two ships a year here after. Mexico City, Oct. 14-—An early un swer will be made to the communica tion from Washington that, the United, States would look with displeasure on any violence done the deputies. It was the subject of a cabinet meeting lasting nearly all night. Foreign Min ister Meheno referred to the Ameri can note as "intemperate". After the cabinet meeting, Meheno said this incident marks a new epoch in our diplomatic relations with the United States. The conduct of the American charge has been courteous and he is not responsible for the In temperate language of his govern ment. A further conference was held later to discuss the nature of the Mex ican reply. Germany to Send Cruiser. Berlin, Oct- 14.—The foreign office reached the conclusion last evening, that the situation in Mexico was such that it necessitated the presence of a German warship in Mexican waters. The cruiser Hertha, which is now ed as a school ship, will probably^ be selected as the most available fori duty along the eastern coast of Mex ico. She is now cruising in New. England waters. A cruiser from Europe will scarcely be chosen for this work as the Ger-i man squadron has been depleted by the withdrawal of four cruisers ror service in the Mediterranean owing tQ the recent hostilities in the Balkans. K Albany, Oct. 14.—No vote is expect ed today in the Sulzer case. The! im peachment court met at 11:30 to hear lengthy arguments dealing with the question as to whether the testimony, of Duncan Peck, Allan Ryan and Hen ry .Morganthau would be considered as, parts of article four of the impeach ment charges or merely as corrobora tive evidence. Having disposed .of this question, the court planned to take up the con stitutional objections of counsel for the defense to the various articles. A. big fight was to be made on articled one, two and six. The two first com pose the case of the board of maair agers. Atty. John B. Stanchfield, for the. impeachment managers, argued for an hour in an effort to prove the court had the right to amend article four so as to include the' testimony of Peck ajid Morganthau. No attempt wast made to include Ryan. Judge Herrick, for the.defense, opposed, the argument at the afternoon session! James Thorpe a Benediot. Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 14.—James Thorpe, the world's greatest athlete was mar ried to Margaret Miller, a former student, at -the- Carlisle .Indian school, todfty. r-fV* i iGrO AND DAILY REPUBLICAN Qf IDA LEEGSON BURIED TODAY Barron, Wis., Oct. 14.—The funeral of Ida Leegson, the murdered art student, occurred with only a few friends present. Her classmates, paid all expenses. Worst Delivered a Strong Address Canadian Land Winnipeg Man., Oct. 14.—Pres. J. H. Worst of the North Dakota Agri cultural college, located at Fargo, N. D., delivered a powerful address at the Canadian Land and Apple show, being held in this city, this afternoon. President Worst's subject was Some Present Day Rural Problems. He said: The problems of life are numerous and perplexing. Every age and every country has found in its attempted solution occupation for sages and phil anthropists. It would be presumptu ous, therefore, for one to attempt, in a brief address, to more than suggest a few of the rural problems that con front all governments which are large ly dependent upon agriculture. The first step, however, looking toward im provement of rural conditions, is the creation of favorable public sentiment. Canada, to even greater extent than the United States, is dependent upon agriculture for the contentment and prosperity of her people. The produc tion of fruits, vegetables, cereals, and livestock, in the very nature of things, should occupy the time and attention of the great majority of her most in telligent and virile citizens if the sev eral provinces of western Canada are to develop along sane and natural Plymouth Mass., Oct. 14.—Mrs. Jen nie May Eaton was expected to be placel on trial here today for the mur der of her husband, Rear Admiral Joseph Giles Eaton- Mrs. Eaton came to court smiling. She was dressed in black, carried a small handbag. As soon as court formally opened the work of empanel ling a jury began. The prosecution contends that Mrs. Eaton gave the admiral poison with his meals at their home in Assinippi. The defense claims that he died from drugs self administered. So far as is known on the eve of the trial, govern ment officials have been unsuccessful in their hunt for the original contain er of the poison, the place where it was bought and the purchaser- Last March, three weeks after the death of the admiral, it was intimated by the district attorney that Mrs. Eaton's mental condition would be the subject of inquiry, but no move in that direction has been made so far as is known. The prisoner was formerly the. wife of D. H. Ainsworth, who was at one time a clerk in the United States sen ate. While Admiral Eaton and his first wife were living in Washington, Mrs. Ainsworth was called as a nurse to care for Mrs- Eaton, who was ill. Mrs. Eaton, with her dying breath, be queathed the admiral to her care with these words: "Marry Joe, my dear, and make him goodJ^ In 1906 at Chicago Mrs- Ainsworth divorced her husband and six months Jater she married the admiral in Wash ington. In 1907 the admiral bought a little farm in Assinippi, where he turned to chicken raising. Two years later he adopted a child. It lived but a short time and at its death Mrs. Eaton pub licly charged her husband with hav ing poisoned it. Investigation failed to' substantiate the charge. Poison talk at the Eaton home was revived a year or two ago, when Mrs. Eaton complained to friends that the admiral kept all sorts of queer East Indian poisons about the place. She wrote to a friend that, he was a "subtle, dangerous maniac," and she was in fear of her life. Mrs. Eaton is 45 years old- Her early life, as the daughter of a prominent Virginia fam ily, the Harrisons, and in Washington, will be described at the trials, wit nesses having been summoned from both places. Most of those called, however, will be neighbors from As sinippi. ASSAILED TIE CURRENCY BILL Washington, Oct. 14.-—The four im portant details of the currency bill as sailed before the senate banking com mittee by a delegation of country bankers, are: The provisions for the retirement of the present circulation based on Unit ed States bonds. Enforcing the segregation of .capital and deposits in national banks, main taining saving department. Creating proposed federal reserve banks as national clearing houses, without power to charge for collection out of town checks. Forbidding the tfeposit Of restfrvea Jn large cities. i 11 i r/Tfei Utilise ems & nm 4^*' V v*/ W V, OIUJM FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1913. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5r 1878. is ftfljlt# lines. Manufacturing, merchandising, banking, railroading, and professional pursuits will grow in Importance with increase of population, but even these vocations will be permitted to prosper only in proportion as Canadian farm ers prosper. The Soil. The soil Is the primary source of the wealth of nations. It is peculiarly truo of the western Canadian provinces, as it i& of my own state. Forests con tribute wealth, it is true, but they are readily destroyed by forest fires or wantonly exterminated by means of timber exploitation. Forests can be renewed, as a matter of course, but the time that must elapse between the planting of forest trees and the har vest of lumber is so great that pri vate enterprise can scarcely be expect ed to undertake the task. The govern ment which lives on while generations come and go must undertake this er upon the "timberless age". Mines produce temporary wealth, but they in time become exhausted and neither pri vate enterprise nor government super vision can ever replenish them. But the suil continues. It alone-of earth's great natural resources is somewhat Continued on Page Six. North Dakota state suffrage day will be Saturday and the meetings will be held in this city. Many delegates who will be in the city to attend the state federation of clubs are planning to re main over for suffrage day and large and enthusiastic meetings are antici pated. Among the distinguished speakers who appear on the programme are, Mrs. Andreas Ueland of Minneapolis, a prominent suffrage worker of Min nesota, and Miss Jeanette Rankin, a suffrage worker of this state. The first meeting will be held Fri day evening at which time both Mrs. Ueland and Miss Rankin will speak. Following is the programme for the meetings: Friday. Music Mrs. Anheier, The Federal Amendment •.... Miss Jeanette Rankin Speech Mrs. Andreas Ueland Morning Session, Saturday, Oct. 18. Music Miss Florence Turner Address of welcome J. P. Hardy R6ply ...... Mrs. Hoopes. Carrington Minutes. Appointment of committees. Report of offlcerB. Music. Discussion—How to Gain Affiliation from Other Organizations. Women's clubs, Mrs. Siver Serumgaard, Dev ils Lake. Church auxiliaries, Mrs. W. H- Best. W. C. T. U., Mrs. R. M. Pollock. Secret societies, Mrs. Wal ter Stoekwell. Nurses' organizations, Miss Barbara Hazel. College organ izations, Miss Per ley. Discussion of Organization. State, loc al. State and local headquarters. Units of organization, county, district, ward, precinct. Mrs- Andreas Ueland. How to Raise Money—Appeals by mail, collections, entertainments, other indirect methods. Leader, Mrs. Hazen, Larimore. Afternoon Sesssion, Saturday, Oct 18. Music Mrs. La Rose Report of nominating committee. Reports of Suffrage clubs—James town, New Rockfora, Recent Suffrage Literature S HURT IN CHICAGO FIRE Chicago, Oct. 14—Several firemen were seriously injured in a fire which destroyed the six story malthouse and elevator building of the Northwestern brewery. The loss was $200,000. work otherwise we shall shortly en- be organized for the purpose of con -ar mnn tVio "H'mhfirlflBa uro" Minimi S Sakakawea, The First Feminist Professor Menard Dakota an extension force of exceed Music Wright jng thirty men. Through such a force the results and methods developed at the experiment station may be taken direct to the farm and applied. The combination effected will not in any way affect the agreements with the counties where work is carried on by the Better Farming association, nor will affect the extension of this work. #Minot, Dickin son, Grand Forks, Fargo. What the Press Can Do for Suffrage, Chicago,. Oct... 14.—Henry Spencer declared he had obtained large sums on forged checks in Chicago, St. Louis and other cities. Asked if he ever kill ed a negro he said: "Yes, I banged one on the head with a hammer in an alley back of a saloon a couple of years ago- Bethrothal Denied, .'•Cjbfhurg, Germany, Oct. 14.—The re ported bethrothal of Princess Eliza beth, of Roumania, to Prince George of Greece is denied. Dakota Experimental Station Consolation Will Take Effect After First Officers of the Better Farming asso ciation will become the officers of the advisory board. It Is believed that, this board, comprising representative citizens of the state, will materially assist in developing interest in pro gressive agriculture and enable both the experiment station and the exten sion division to render a greater serv ice to the state. This co-operative merger of the two agricultural forces in the state of North Dakota, follojving the co-oper ative agreement between the Better Farming association and the United States Department of Agriculture, as announced last spring, effectively combines the agricultural avtivities of the state. Big Results Expected. Great results are expected through this new organization. It gives North The board of trustees of the agri cultural college have planned on fur ther extension and expect to develop work even more aggressively thaif has been done in the past. The methods of work will be continued and supple mented by additional forces. Counties co-operating will receive even greater service than in the past. The new organization h£ts been ar ranged only after very careful con- ADVJNCEWSNTED Washington, Oct. 14—Eastern and central freight associations began fil ing tens of thousands of tariffs with the interstate commission proposing a Mrs. Alice Nelson Page, Grand Forks. *ncrease of 5 per cent of all freight .. ij-gi- a Election of officers. rates except in some instances those Mrs. L.'Bolley As the Police Woman Sees It Miss Irma Erwla Saturday Evening, Oct. 18. Reception. RANGEDONE WITH HAi onrp^oalproposedinadvances and gr^ The will be Im mediately suspended until the com mission has opportunity to pass upon their reasonableness. of Sec. Thomas Cooper will Become Director of Experimental Station—No Change In Methods At a meeting of the board of direc tors of the Better Farming association today, the board of trustees of the ag ricultural college proposed a merger of the Better Farming association with, the extension division of the North, Dakota Experiment station. The proposition was accepted by unanimous vote to take effect upon Jan. 1. On that date the Better Farm ing association will become officially a part of the Nortn Dakota Experiment station. Combination of Worst and Cooper Regarded Strongest Agricultural Force In United States A new division, as yet unnamed, will Ai A tinning the work of the present ex tension division, the farmers' insti tutes, demonstration farms, and the Better Farming association. This merger, which brings together the agricultural forces of the state into an effective and single organization, is deemed the most progressive and ad vantageous movement in agriculture that has taken place in the state since the oraaniation of the Better Farmingi association two years ago. The new organization thus formed will be under the direction of the iboard of trustees of the n^rii^ 'turcU. 'college. The changes affect only the,. ... ... experiment station and the extension I work. Educational courses in the ag ricultural college will not be affected. The new work will continue to take the experftnent station to the people of the state. Advisory Board. The present board of directors of the Better Farming association, with ad ditional representatives from counties interested, will constitute an advisory board for extension work. It will be the duty of this board to meet quar terly, and advise and counsel with the board of trustees and the leader of ex tension work in regard to methods and p^ns. BECKER MAY GIVE UP SECRETS TO SAVE SELF FROM ELECTRIC CHAIR JX. LAST EDITION THIS ISSUE 10 PAGES New North Dakota Better Farming Association Joined Work ol N. D. Experiment Station Today- Incorporation of Association With Agricultural College Management Is Pleasing to President Worst Year sideratlon by the various men in tho state who are vitally interested in the greatest development of its agricul ture, and after consultation with high agricultural authorities. The board of trusteees of the collepo realize that in bringing about this merger they have assumed liability for the expenditure of large sums of money. They believe that J^e people of the sta'.e will app-ove it and accept it as an evidence of the constructive work whioh they hope to brin about in the future. They believe that the North Dakota Experiment station should assume leadership in all matters of Interest to the state agriculturally. Plans have bet made to further the work of the experiment station, demonstration farms, and better farm ing work, that ultimately every farm er in the state may make direct use of the institution. Nugent indorsed Move. C. E. Nugent, president of the board of trustees, North Dakota Agricultural college, says: "The action taken to day by the board of directors o£ the Better Farming: association in accept ing the proposition placed before them hL u U! tbl8 wiu h»yeji far reaching effect. The merger of the two organi zations will be a strong factor in the future development of agriculture in North Dakota, and will assist ma terially in making the North Dakota Experiment station of greater use to the farmers of the state. Much scien tific investigation has been carried on by the station that can best be placed before the farmers through ttie Jocal Held agents who will work directly with the experiment station. "The Better Farming association has started a great work during tho past two years. With the co-opera tion in the future 01' the farmers and the business men of the state who have made the Better Farming as sociation possible, we believes that the experiment station can be made im mensely valuable to th? farmers of North Dakota. We consider that we best perform our duties as trustees of the agricultural college when we make It possible for the people of the state to obtain from it the greatest possible value." E. J. Weiser, president of the Better Farming association since Its forma tion, says: "We believe the agricultural, as well as the business interests of the state, are best served through bring ing the farmer more closely in touch with the agricultural experiment sta tion. "Under the arrangement as now con templated, the close association and co-operation of the two organizations is assured. The net result to the peo ple of the state will be larger. Greater interest in the improvement of agri cultural methods may be expected. It is for this reason that I Believe that the merger of the Better Farming as sociation with the experiment station is one of the most progressive steps that has been taken in the interests of agriculture within this state. "As a good business man, I am inter ested in the immediate returns from the farm of today. I cannot afford to wait for better farming until the sec ond generation owns the farm lands of the state. It is my hope to see con ditions on the farms of the state ma terially bettered during the next flv® or ten years. This must be accom plished by the farmers making use of the work of the experiment station The best method of placing this work before the people is through the loc$l IMwas NEARLY KILLED Philadelphia, Oct. 14.—Harry Lewis,' claimant of the welterweight cham pionship, who suffered concussion of New York, Oct. 14.—Lieut. Charles Becker Is willing to confess if" that will prove a last means of saving his life, it is said. District Attorney Whitman declined to discuss the report of Becker's willingness to tell what he knew revealing the secrets Blackman had taken from the gamblers and to name the men higher up. Becker has become more and more nervous regarding the outcome as the day of decision of the court of appeals approaches. He said he has a suspicion that the decision will be against him and has reasoned out one last desperate means of saving himself from the chair. S with ine Dra»» Joe Barrel last a ngnt wun joe uerrei last night," is in a critical condition. Ber rell. Referee O'Brien, and four seconds were arrested and held for a hearing Monday. S jk y v.