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Weekly Established 1873 Daily 1883 I TWENTY-THIRD YKAIl. Templar. neaewea wuu uie GOV. FANCHER IS ELOQUENT North Dakota Ex-Governor Delivers the Principal Oration on the Occasion of the Celebration of the Semicentennial of Sacramento Commandery Knights acted and to such how like a dream it the building of the temple Solomon, ENTRIES MAY BE PATENTED. interior department has boon the means of protecting and preventing many fraudulent entries. A rigid scrutiny of all entries under the act will be continued, but the revocation of the suspension order will have tho effect of allowing all valid entries to j,ortrs be patented. CUT OF TEN PER CENT. Wages in All Nonunion Steel Plants to Be Reduced. Pittsburg, Dec 22— Semi-official in- PLEAD NOT GUILTY. Grand Rapids Officials ••tempt to put At the celebration by Sacramento opened wounds and then we note in purposes. The Richards people have Benedict of New York, a widowed Commandery, Knights Templar, of the that burial of strife and passion in Matthews of Washing- daughter and Mrs. S. J. Bellinger, a oo ou, iu ton as their counsel. Judge Matthews married daughter. semi-centennial of its organization that wiping out of the great crime in has arrived and it is expected that recently, Sir Knight F. B. Fancher, blood, which had cursed our country, several days will elapse before all of former governor of North Dakota, now energies, God-given energies, un- made the principal address and said: Uer providential conditions, springing Major Scott on behalf of the Indians, "I ha\e been thinking as I sat here to the front. We see the new North, who claim that they will lose the val to-night, looking over this splendid the new South, the new East, the new timber on gathering of the beauty, culture and West, rise like young giants, growing organized, fifty years ago. I fail to beasts roamed we see homes, happi note tho same youthful appearance ne&s, contentment, hope everywhere. among the Sir Knights present—there "All this since Sacramento Command is quite a number of them—who, so ery was organized. Fifty years in far as age is concerned, might reason- your life and miiie in the life of Sac ably be expected (in the language of rar.iento Commandery, is a long time, the vaudeville artist) "to have child- but fifty years ir. the life of the order, ren in the Old Soldiers' Home." of which Sacramento Commandery is "However, those who were of mature but an atom, is but as yesterday. age fifty years ago can look back over "This Masonic order of ours ante the history of the century for that dates the building of King Solomon's time, the magnitude of the events, the Temple, one thousand years before terrific character of the tragedies en- the Christian era. We believe that at «... .. ... seems. We see the hunted slave, we King of Israel, Hiram, King of Tyre, during tho afternoon at a conferem hoar the bark of the bloodhound, we and Hiram, a widows son, presided as between the Russian minister and For see the Federal officer seizing tho Grand Master ever lodges, and that eign Minister Komura at the Russian panting fugitive. We note the slum- there degrees were instituted and sys- legation. boring conscience, we hear the guns, terns of initiation invented, and from we see the flag fall. We note the that time to the present. Masonry has burst of the moral nature of a mighty eomo down the stream of time in un. people. We hear the drum-beat of broken succession and unaitered form. ]e Rosen is now sufficiently uncovered the Recruting Sergeant, we see the "Every lodge of Master Masons is a boy go, tho mother fall. We see tli-3 symbol of the Jewish temnle of Solo husband march away, the baby and mon. Every Master in the chair rep tile wife left behind. We stand around resents the Jewi:-h King, while every the bulletin board after the battle, and Master Mason personates a Jewish as we hear the nj.mes road of those workman. It was King David wflo who died that this country, the last f.rst proposed erecting a pormanent significance refuge of human freedom on God's place of worship for his people. He green earth, should not perish, the made many arrangements and gath wail go*s up from every household In ered much material, yet was not per the community. mitted to commence the undertaking, "We stand in the graveyard on that the execution of this task being com- first Decoration Day, and it is black mitted to his son and successor, Sol- here from both centers of the Japan with cerements of woe and the air is— ese-liussian controversy lead the offi bedewed with the tears from fresh (Continued on Page Six.) Action Revoking Timber and Stone Act Suspended. Washington. Dec. 22.—The secre tary of the interior has revoked the order under which final action on en tries under tho timber and stone act were suspended and all such entries. aggregating a large number, will now be acted upon in the regular order by the general land office. The order in volves several hundred thousand acres of public domain in the West, all en tries on which have been held up be cause of the big frauds perpetrated on in ward election frauds. A sentence the government under the timber and of six months was given to Charles stone act The suspension, which has McCarle and three months to Herbert been in force many months, has served E. Kent on similar charges. a good purpose and in the view of the FOR ELECTION FRAUDS. Chicago Alderman Given a Year's Im prisonment. Chicago, Dec. 22.—Alderman John J. Brennan has been sentenced to one year in the bouse of correction by Judge Gary on a charge of complicity TO AVOID NEW HEAD TAX. Chinese Pouring Into Canada by the Hundreds. San Francisco, Dee. 22.—Chinese la- r( dav't'h at "a gene ni reduction "of "w ages polled to pay a head tax of 1500. Un Is to bo made at all the nonunion iron dor the present law the Chines« are and stool plants in the country that only required to pay will average about 10 per cent. It is 1 he steamer Doric, which recently not proposed to make any official an- arrived ..ere tmm the Orient, brought nouncement of the cut until after eighty Chinese who wene immediately Christinas. Representatives of the shipped to Victoria. The Japanese United States Steel Corporation are liner Nippon Maru, just said to have met with independent brought eighty-nine Chinese and the Interests and an agreement has been steamer Oanfa carried 149 Mongolians, teached for a uniform readjustment of all of whom are in transit to Canada, wages of all employes. The rate of the h"gho«t paid tonnage men may be INSINUATION REPUDIATED. greater than a 10 per cent reduction I and It will he less for the day hands. Paul German Veterans Wroth at The wages of most of the employes General MacArthur. at the blast furnaces hatft already been cut. the. rushing into Canada by the hundreds and on every steamer from the Orient they are arriving here en route to British Columbia. The cause for the sudden influx into Can ada lies in the fact that the Canadian government recently enacted a law by which every Chinaman landing on British soil after Jan. 1 will bo com ',vi,msses Rllssia an"ived' St. Paul. Dec. 22.—German-American veterans of St. Paul are up in arms against General Arthur MacArthur of the United States army. /xw-iat. Whn Have Not They believe that their patriotism Who Have Not insulted by statements at- Confessed Are Arraigned. tributed to General MacArthur at the Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 22.—In military conference at Honolulu, when the circular of Sept. 23, will be dis the superior court during the day all he referred to possible war with Ger- continued after Dec. 31. respondents in the prosecutions for many. bribery and conspiracy arising from German-Americans would lack loyalty Lant K. Salsbtiry's confession of the it is said he intimated that to th« through the Lake Mich- United states. At a meeting of the Central bund "aua Igan water deal, who had not prevl- (jje veterans adopted a resolution to to lose the young pastor tnat tin. ptetitard prilt) €ritmne. are manhood of Sacramento, that there and developing in magnificent menial, win of rit Cloud is present to assist the Cuban government practically had isn't a lady present who could by any moral and physical manhood. We see 'OSisMor and receiver at the hear- accepted all the suggestions the state possibility have nad any personal the great West growing into populous in?,' knowledge of events that transpired states, wo see the villages beside the the Richards townsite matter, as the lishment of schools, provision for a when Sacramento Commandery was stream, tho cities where :.he wild sellers were twice driven off bv tho modified form of judicial proceeding Indian police am! finally porn:: to I to and the opening of a port for the con BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1903. CONTROVERSY OVER TOWN8ITE. FREDERICK R. COUDERT DEAD. Contest Between Settlers and Squat- Noted New York Lawyer Passes Away ters at Richards, Minn. in Washington. Cass Lake, Minn., Dec. 22.—When Washington, Doc. 22.—Frederick K. the settlers and squatters on the town- Condon, the well known lawyer of site of Richards appeared to make New York city, died here during the proof at th" United States land office IHV from an affection of the heart with Saturday a contest was started which which he had suffered for several will undoubtedly lie appealed to the years. He was seventy-one years old. highest courts. Ernest Fleming of M-. foudert. with his wife and an un Bena. Minn., who is represented by Qnrried daughter, was spending the Judge White of Duluth, tiled a pro- '..inter in Washington where he test against the acceptance of the loped to escape the severity of the proof of the Richards townsite boom- climate ot a more northern city, •rs. alleging that they were not actual In addition to the members of his settlers upon the land and that their immediate household there were with settlement was made for speculative hiin when the end came Mrs. Fred examined. ... A protest has also been filed by ACCEPTED BY CUBA. Suggestions of United States Regard ing Isle of Pines. Washington. Dec. 22.—Mr. Squiers, the townsite if the United States minister to Cuba, has Richards people are allowed to carry ferrived in Washington and reports to out their plans. Special Agent Good- Actirg Secretary of State Ixiomis that department had put forth relative to Great interest has been shown in the Isle of Pines, namely, the estab- rcrvnin en the te\vn*d'o bv order of venionce of American settlers on the the sofreta''.v of th' interior. Island. REPLY IS NOT AN ULTIMATUM Japan's Reply to Russia is now in the hands of the Czar's Minister at Tokio. Toklo, Dec. 22.—Japans reply to was handed to Baton de Rosen Japan's reply is no way in the na ture of an ultimatum, but she asks Russia to reconsider certain essential points in her reply to Japan. Baron to resume the negotiations. Sixty military engineers have been dispatched to Korea to replace the civil telegraph operators attached to the Japanese telegraph lines on the peninsula. It is officially assorted that the step taken has no military SITUATION NOT CRITICAL. French Opinion of the Far Eastern Controversy. Paris. Dec. 22.—Reports received cif!f to ^'onc'u(le tha the situation, while serious, does not involve an ex tension of th« present crisis. their trials and it was ordered that A dispatch received from Tokio says the attorneys for the various respond- that Japan has not yet answered Rus- ents should arrange for the order of trial and report on Jan. 4. Those who were charged with conspiracy de manded separate trials. CRISIS NOT YET AT HAND. German View of the Russo-Japanese Situation. Berlin, Dec. 22.—War in for the reason that Japan will con-1 tinuo to negotiate and Russia's policy is understood to be simply to "sit tight and hold on." to make no specific promises concerning the territories in dispute and meet an attack if Japan will lie satisfied with nothing else, Russia will let nothing go. Japan must be content with that or fight. This attitude, it is believed, is ap- sia's first proposition. The officials per cent to the end of January and 45 say this shows, first, that the alarmist: to the end of February. reports of the English war correspond-! Cargo insurance jumped from 5 to ents saying that Japan has answered 20 shillings. The owners of two cargoes already half way to Japan found difficulty in effecting insurance even at the latter rate. in the negative are incorrect second, that Japan continues to seek means for meeting Russia's overtures. On the other hand another Tokio dispatch frankly sets forth the agi tated state of Japanese public senti ment and the intense feeling against Russia and also foreshadows the pos sible dispatch of Japanese troops to Korea, but, it is added, if this is done, it will be with the assent of Russia, which will relieve the expedition of hiving the significance of a war move against Russia. The official advices from St. Peters burg continue to have a hopoful tone and with advices from Tokio of tho same tenor the authorities here? assert they have good reason to believe that the situation, although serious, lvis not reached the point of a war crisis being imminent. proved by the czar, who is not will-' held in St I.ouis on May 1 and 2 to ing that Russia should take the ag- nominate a candidate tor president, grossivo. The czar's advisors aro con- sijoiod toy William Hudolph vinced that Great Britain will not be Hon) i-t, chairman of the national ex involved. °(,uti*'o committee of the United Chris tian party. The party was organized WAR SCARE AFFECTS STOCKS. Drop in Japanese and Russian Bonds and Securities. London. Dec. 22.—Business on the Stock Exchange opened flat on the Far Eastern situation. Japanese bonds fell half a point, consols went down three-eighths and Russian stocks de clined half a point. Japanese-Russian war risks at I.loyds rose to 35 guineas JAPAN MAY LAND TROOPS. Numerous Conflicts Between Japanese and Koreans. Paris. I'ec. 22.— A dispatch to the 1 lavas am-ncy from Seoul, Korea, says Numerous conflicts have occurred at Chomulno and Masampho between Jsip"se.-e and Korean inhabitants. The Japanese telegraph operators have charge of tho line from Seoul to the mast. The possibility of Japanese troops landing to preserve order is discussed, but it would only be done with the consent of the Russian government I BRItF BITS OF NEWS. Mrs. Mai'ha A. Forbes, the first white woman born in Western Wis consin, is dead at La Crosse, aged sevent v-one. A hristian judge and two Chris- DEATH LIST INCREASES. tian gendarmes have been murdered day from the ruins of the dormitory by Mussulmans at Gusinye, in North- at Walden university, but only two ol ern Albania. them have Ween identific Rev. Alfred Duane Pell, a member makes the total loss of life by ri Of one of New York's best known fam- day mornings fire thirteen It is the ilies, has been ordained a priest of the Intention 'o at once begin the replace Protestant Episcopal church. According to the Spanish newspa pers a project Is on foot for the mar riage of King Alfonso to his cousin, the Prin cess Maria del Pilar of Ba varia. She is thirteen years of age. James Rial, one of the original Ran ment of the dormitory. dolih slaves, 'it MM .. PI,-. O. HI. I*"'™ I age was between 102 and 105 years, he having no knowledge as to the date ot his birth. He had lived In Plqua since 1846. The secretary of the treasury gives notice that the refunding of United States 3 per cent bonds, loan of 1908 1918, and 4 per cent bonds, funded loan of 1907, now proceeding under For («ood. ottsly confessed to their part in the petition President Roosevelt to have preaching for you the last year or two. jn he direction of Omaha. Sheriff deal, pleaded not guilty. Jan. 11 was .Qmeral MacArthur make a public Mabel—Yes. He's going to be mar 1 Mlnkey found the horses and buggy Bettled upon as the day for beginning tpology for the statement rled next week.—Chicago Tribune. near Omaha. -I understand you are about Recent Thirteen Students Perished Fire at Nashville. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 22.—The last of the six bodies that were reported missing were recovered during the Wife Murderer Suicides. Chicaeo. Dec. 22. Saloonkeeper James Vlcek, who a few days ago choked his wife to death, strangled himself in his coll at the county jail tightly knotted about his throat. The man has been acting irrationally since his arrest, but the physicians who in vestigated the case reported that he was shamming insanity. ROB NEBRASKA BANK. Safe Is Blown Open and $3,000 In Cash Secured. Kennard. Neb.. Dec. 22.—Three Were posted throughout the escape. The safe was blown open with nitroglycerin. After the robbery the men 8to je a tPam an( buggy and start- THE FAST TRAIN IS WRECKED Disaster on the Frisco Road in Which Nine Are Killed and Many Injured—All but One Coach Derailed. Kansas City, Dec. 22.—The Meteor, the fast t'nin the St. I.ouis and San Fran.'isco nii'wav. v. as wreck 1 at Godfiey, fifteen miles south of Fo:t Scott, Kan., during the morning. The train ran into a switch and all except the sleeper was derailed and turned over Nino persons were killed and over twenty injured. The dead and injured \ver» taken to Fort S ott. The dead are: George lloyt, conductor. Sapnlpa. I T.: neor. Fort Scott Theodoie Hishard, fireman. Foil Scott James H. Twy mati. colored. Fleming, Kan. Asa Moreland. I.enexa, Kan. l,on Corbin, Bessie. Okla. Joe Corbin, Bessie, Okla. John liruliaker. news agent, Tii"' baggage car was completely corn field, while the smokers and the wri'i! e.l ami the smoker was badly two chair cars were piled in a mass I dani:i""'il. Five of those killed were on top of the engine. Most of the in •'ar in the forward end of the smoker and jured wore in the chair cars, which Fast is regarded in official quarters ,,f nu.in were killed instantly. A took fire soon after the wreck oc here as improbable for several weeks, nows agent, who was badly manEled. currod. MEET IN ST. LOUIS MAY 1. christian Party Will Name Candidate for President. Chattanooga, Tenn.. Dec. 22.—The Christian party has issued a call for its national mass convention to be July 4, tStf'.t, at Des Moines, la. Ben kert is president of the organization and the Rev. 11. Thomas of Chicago Is vire president. Tho call is as fol lows: "To ail the people who believe that war an nnnoce««jry burdensome tax ation should ce.tse and the people should tie united and henceforth de mand a direct vote of the people on all questions of vital importance and that Christ's golden rule should be ap plied to all government by and for the people, you are hereby called to gather in His name in national and interna tional mass convention in Convention hall :tt the world's fair. St. Ixniis, May 1 and 2, 1(!n4. for the purpose of eco I nomic discussion and peace cm earth I in the name mid spirit of Jesus Christ and to further accomplish this great purpose by recommending or nominat ing candidates for presdont and vice president of ihe 1'uited States on a worldwide platform." GIVEN A WARM WELCOME. American Mission Reaches the Abys sinian Capital. Ad is Abeba, Abyssinia, Friday, Dec. 18, by cornier Jibutil, French So nnliland. Doc. 22.— Escorted by sev thousand Ethiopian soldiers the American mission to Emperor Menelik, headed by Consul General Skinner, entered the Abyssinian capital today. The re.-eption of the Americans was most iuilli::nt and picturesque. Em peror Menelik personally received Mr. Skinne r. The emperor, surrounded by the principal functionaries of the cap ital, delivered a cordial discourse of welcome, to which Mr. Skinner re sponded, presenting an invitation to the emperor to visit ihe exposition at St. I.ouis. The Americans were then conducted to the palace of Has This Georges, where th^y are lodged. Mr. Skinner and his party are re ceiving every attention. A formal au dience and conference with the em- had entered into the livery drivers strike wiien the fourth day of the trouble began. Ambulances have come under the ban of the striking pickets, according to reports received from undertakers and liverymen, who do •dare that p-.Mce will be necessary to man the conveyances of the sick as well as those of the dead. A number of extra "business agents" nacksmen robbed the Bank of Ken- union1 nard. securing $3,000. and made their union for the purpose say Bismarck, tho Metropolis of the Great Missouri Slope Country of North Dakota. PRICE FIVE CENTS died on the relier train that carried the dead and injured to Fort Scott. Almost Every Passenger Injured. Engineer B. A. De Wees of Fort Scott, Conductor Hoyt, Sapulpa, I. T„ and Fireman Bishard, Fort Scott, were all instantly killed and Express Mes senger John Bell of Kansas City was seriously injured. Others of the crew and almost every passenger on the entire train, except those in the sleep- It. A. l)e Woes, engi- or. who escaped with a severe shake up. were injured, some of them seri ously. It was still dark when the wreck oc curred and the utmost confusion fol lowed. It was some time before those of the crew who had escaped Injury ere able with the Ka nsas City one unidentified man, gengcrs who were unhurt, to aid the whoso body was thrown sixty feet into injured. A wrecking crew carrying a cornfield Most of the injured were badly burned as well as being maimed. When the train reached Godfrey it was behind and running at full speed to make up tune. The crew of it freight train that had preceded the Meteor left the switch open and the passenger tiain jumped the track and rol.'M dowt. a slight embankment. All save the sleeper turned over and so t'.'lst e: help of the pas- physicians did not leave Fort Scott for the scene until several hours after the wreck occurred and it was 11 o'"lock before the dead and injured were brought to Fort Scott. The responsibility for the wreck la laid at the door of a brakeman of the freight crew who failed to flag the passenger train. He has disappeared. The engine on the freight had be come "dead" and the crew was or dered to remain on the main track wis th' train tunning that the and turn the switch for the passenger, »IK! the lorward baggage car then about duo, the brakeman being Ian I nearly si sty loet off the road- ordered to Hag tho Meteor. This he I, l.ifote they stopped. The sleeper neglected to do. ioi:'ai" iii'iiulit and none of the pas- In the crash the baggage car tel sofg is in this car was injured. escoped the engine and landed in a accused by the union ofic tals or so-ic ing to divert public sympathy from the st rilers. Twelve independent undertake-a aro reported by the union as having signed the wage and hour a.j roen. WIPES OUT Cleveland V./HOLE FAMILY. Man K.lls Wife, Children andfc Himself. Cleveland. Dec. 22.— Roscoe W. Der by a machinist aged about forty-five years, exterminated his family by shooting his wife, his three children and then himself. The crime is be lieved to have been due to despond ency o\er the impoverished condition of the family purse and the near ap proac of Christmas. The crimes wore extraordinary in their thoroughness and there was, evi dently, no mishap in their enactment. The wife was killed first while sleep ing at her husband's side in bed two of the children were killed as they ran hither and thither through the house in the darkness of early morn ing. endeavoring to escape their merci less parent. The third child was killed in its bed after its elder brother and sister had been killed. A number of poolroom race checks were found about the house, showing that Derby had been trying his luck on betting. DEAD MAN- AS MOTORMAN. Peculiar Incident of Street Car Traffic in Des Moines. Des Moines. Dec. 22.—Street car 150 pulled into tho central depot here dur ing the evening with a dead man for motorman. Motorman Gladstone, after shutting off the current two bloc's away, was stricken with apoplexy am sank to the floor lifeless. .Momentum carried th«- car to the station, where his wife awaited him with his lunch. She fainted upon discovering his bodv. A few moments before the car had passed down the longest and steepest h'.'l in town, la Ion with passengers, and had the motorman been stricken there a terrible? accident would have resulted. QUARTER OF A MILLION LOSS. Independent Starch Factory at Keo kuk, la., Destroyed. Keokuk, la.. Dec. 22.—Fire during the day destroyed the main buildings of Hibingcr Bros.' starch factory, the largest independent factory in the peror to discuss the purposes of the coiin'rv. The loss is $250,000. The mission will follow. factory was new commencing opera tions April 20. when President Roose SAN PLACED ON AMBULANCES. Vl |t started the machinery by pressing a button while on a visit here. One Strike of Chicago Livery Stable Driv- workni:ln reported missing is thought ers Continues. to t» dead in the ruins. The fire No sign of peace stat 1 from a blaze in the drying cjl' ''l^ the unH officials, of preventing interference on Civil Service Examinations. Washington, Dec. 22.—Frank M. Riegins, chief examiner of the civil service commission, in his annual re port savs that during the last fiscal year there were 112,624 persons ex amined for the classified service of the government and 40,423 appointments to all branches of the service. Eleven Me.. Seriously Burned. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 22—A ter- He movement ot hoarre. .ho..ld He pf, undertakers attempt to substitute them for the black "dead wagons." The undertakers and liverymen are mouth. burned, two ot them fatally.