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fa vmL tsVi TWtNTY-NINTH YEAR.« WOULD REPEAL f. 5 Beautiful French Victim of White Slave Traffic tisfe Her Story Band of These Ghmils Con victed and Thrown Into Prison V, Chicago, Feb. 1.—A pitiful story of a beautiful girl snatched from the streets of* Paris and lured to the United States, today resulted in the conviction of Henry Lair, charged by the govern ment with being a promoter of the so called "white slave" traffic in this country. Lair was sentenced by Judge Laridis to serve two years in the gov ernment prison at Leavenworth, Kan sas, and to pay a fine of $2,500, the sentence following a hearing on Lair's plea of "nolle contender." The next case to be ried is that Lu C«en d'Arrival, Lair's supposed wife, who was indicted with him on charge •. of importing Erench girls to this coun try in violation of the immigration laws. Marie Peuroy, 19 years old, was the chief witness for the government. When 14 years old, she said, she was met on the streetsof Paris by Jules Dr. four, ,who later introduced her to Louis Paynt, now!.in the government prison at Atlanta, Ga. Paynt induced her, jo come to America and brought her to Chicago, where she fell into he hands of Lair, who had come from San Fran cisco. It was by informing the immi gration officers that she was finally res cued, and started the federal authorities to break up what is called a "syndicate. Jules Dufoiuv who ,'mejt- •X!K ^.v-, Paris, isa'brohe^ The latter, with a woman known as Eva Dufour, forfeited their bonds fol lowing indictment in Chicago, and fled to France, where it is said they were convicted by the French authorities. 1 Desecrats of ludiau As semUy Will Try Sated tilt TIWBSN« aal Wart Phi fir Preseat Gouty f'0 v.':. .,',..,., W^fr- ^f^V IndianapoliB, lnd.» Feb. 1—The Dem ocrats of the lower bouse of the legis lature, after being la caucus almost four hours tonight, agreed, it said, .upon a repeal of the county loteal op Hkm law and the substitution of the township and ward .plan.). .•.'• y:,. 'fc .:.K$'"r &&»».,. ..: TKB HOUSE. ., Pj^i'iWashington'j Feb. 1—Unless the'-sen ^j: ate comes to their rescue the West Point'cadets will not be able to attend f'0 the inauguration on the fourth of March at the expense of the^gbvern :||rment. The cadets have been one -of »p the bi?: attractions of the inauguration cere.nohieS for many years past. By a f- ^pomt of order the item providing funds. j^i for the cadet's trig to Washington .was i^ stticken from the military appropriation "Another item$& the hlfif wa%?ian apV pfepriation for the conitriiction of an asylum for refugees in time of war and ^•atiother: for a works on Cbrragidor island in Manila bay. On account of Itime consumed with under 5 '•••sloti-'^ the house of the appropriation was not ?f i(ji^rt^M|ti^B|D^^^. iio^ .'passed' |th# ftyne 1^1 prohibitmjr th«^^^ |Uon ^f jcipatim and re^ •senate bill to^.^^o^ exportation of aliens be hilt" for •cwvtclted^ passage. A limitation was placed upon thec ScopeL:of the Olmstad special com mittee to investigate, appropriation for Work of the secret service for the var ious departments. THE SENATE. .+,»., Washington* Feb. 1.—Seventy-five bills on the calendar of the senate were passed today. The consideration of these measures, most of which were of local character or of minor importance, consumed nearly the entire session of the senate. Senator Foraker attempted to get consideration for the Aldrich substitute' bill providing for a court of inquiry to pass on the-qualifications of the dis charged negro soldiers of the 25th regi ment charged with- having shot up Brownsville August 13*14, 1906, but postponed making the motion for that purpose i:i order that Senator CcLauren of Mississippi, might speak on the Brownsville affair tomorrow. Mr. Foraker announced that after Mr. McLauren's speech he would en deavor to obtain acion on the bill. The senate passed without amend ment a house bill declaring Feb. 12, 1909, the centenary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, to be a 4egal holiday and recommending general observance of the day. UNER LOST HER GEAR Rough Seas Carry Away the Rodderof Big Sli Louis Steamship New York, Feb. 1.—Tho American line steamship St. Louie, which lost the two lower"-sections of her rudder in heavy seas twelve hundred mlies from Sandy Hook, reached her dock th jpr iF late today ^bout twenty-tour hours beUnd her sched^^ way in hy.her twin screws at reduced speed and two tugs acted as roOders for Iter coming up the bay. There was no excitement among the passengers following the accident. The- were kept in ignorance of the mishap until Friday, when' a bulletin •was posted in the cabin explaining the cause of the ship's slow progress. Captain John C. Jamison said he and •his first officers were on the bridge Thursday afternoon and noticed some thing had gone wrong with the steer ing gear. An unusually rough sea bad been running for'hours and the .big ship's rodder was often out of water as she dipped and tossed. SUFFRAGE BILL KILLED W SO. DAK. LEGISLATURE Pierre, S. D„ Feb. 1.—Equal suf frage met defeat in the house today after that body had cut the property qualification from.the senate bill. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY MORNING, Masked Robbers Raid Gold field's Biggest Saloon for$3,1 Twenty Patrons of toe Place Are Lined Up While Trick Is Turned Goldfield, Nev., Feb. 1.—three masked men held up the Mohawk sa loon, one of the largest establishments of its kind here, and robbed the place of over $3,000. Twenty men in the place at the time were compelled to line up while the robbers opened the safe* They were not further molested. The robbers made good their escape. EIGHT TRAINS Eight Feet of the Beautiful Around SauBoro, Minn., Ties Up Three Unes Tight -Passengers Dependent on fanners for Food jxt^^lffinn.', are to the effect that at least five trains on the Chicago, St. Paul-, Minneapolis & Omaha railway, are lost beween Watertown and Gary. At Sanborn eight feet of snow covers the tracks' and telephone and telegraph wires are down, cutting off all com munication with the crews. It is re ported that three of ."the missing trains are passengers. While there is great anxiety felt for the. safety of the passengers it is be lieved that they would be amply pro vided for by the farmers along the right of way. It is also reported at Sanborn that a passenger and two freight trains on the St Paul road have been lost. Wind has caused a great deal of dam age all along the North-Western line, a number of buildings and windmills hav ing been reported blown down. r*^-j&s> SPsl' Charges Deposed Wiitr Plotting Gomez* Death Declares Adequate Proof Has Been Fur nished for Action Caracas, Feb. 1.—In accordance with instructions from fienor Alcan tara,'minister of Interior, the attorney general will bring suit In the high fed eral Court against Cipriano Castro, the former president of Venezuela on the charge of having attempted the as sasiB^ation of President Jose Vicente Gom*z. Mljjlster Alcantara's communication to tip attorney general was acconi paniejti by a large quantity of docu mentary proof which, it was stated, "was^colleieted at the investigation in to. aMjabortlve plot against the life of Vice'^President Gomez, who was in constitutional charge of the presi- Thet court has already decided that adequate proof has been furnished for the action against Castro. WILL TRY COMMISSION PLAN KANSAS CITY WILL VOTE PROPOSITION FOR NEW 8Y3TEM ON •eon:—Wichita will have a special election tomorrow for the purpose of voting on a proposition for adopting the commission system of municipal government, such as is now in operation in Galveston, Des Moines and other cities. HIGH SCHOOL BLAMED FRESHMEN POORLY PREPARED FOR COLLEGE WORK—'NEARLY SEVEN HUNDRED CONDITIONED Minneapolis Tribune: Six hundred and seventy-two University of Minne sota students in the college of science, literature and art, or more than one half the total number of students en rolled at the college, are threatened with an average of two conditions or failures in the work carried by them this semester. Their names are all on a blacklist prepared by a committee of the facul ty,-fear of which is blamedr for hav ing caused two women students to suf fer mental aberrations the first of the week. Said Register Pierce, in dis cussing the situation yesterday: "Of course, this blacfcUat, (containing the names of more than half the people in the academic college, is a disgrace to the university, but it is neither the fault of the faculty nor the students, 'tfttgh school students all over the state are instructed in commercial spelling, 'bookkeeping and manual training, subjects which train the hand rather than the mind, and come down here unprepared to do the work required of freshmen. Their minds are not trained to think, therefore half of them fail in their work. Until the university raises its entrance require ments I think this condition will con tinue to exist." LUT Three ters to U. S. Given Big Feed ID N. I New York, Feb. 1.—For the first time lnhistory, three Scandinavian ministers to the United States will sit down to dinner together when the American-Scandinavian society gives its first annual banquet in honor of the minlstres from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, at the Hotel Astor on the evening of February 15. Besides Ministers De Lagercrantz of Sweden, Gude of Norway and Molt ke of Denmark, a number of promi nent American men of affairs will apeak. President Roosevelt, Presi dent-elect Taft, Governor Hughes, Mayor McClellan and Andrew Carne gie, and Scandinavian born United States senators and represenatives have been asked to 'be present. DfflEERS NAMED FOR MONTRAILLE COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY AND COUNTY AUDITOR APPOINTED BY THE NEW BOARD. Minot, N. D., Feb. 1.—Montraille county has been organized and par tially officered. The commissioners who qualified Friday, appointed a states attorney and a temporay coun ty auditor so that Montraille coun ty is in shape to do business. The new officers are as follows: State's Attorney R. O. Miller, Plaza. Temporary County Auditor Oscar Jarrell of Stanley. Stanley has been selected as the temporary county seat and the com missioners are making arrangements to have the records of that section of what was once Ward county trans cribed. AN ODD CRIME OFYOUNG BOY Chloroforms Girl in Street and Pins Note to Her Dress Saying He Had Killed Her and Jumped Into the S Louis, Mo., Feb. 1.—Bertha Lud wig, eighteen years old, was found unconscious from chloroform in the street near her home .here tonight and taken to a hospital where she was re vived. On her drss was pinned a note which read: "Dear sir: I have killed your daughter. 1 am the boy who drugged her In your home. You will find me at the foot of Cherokee street (Signed) CARL M." Miss Ludwig said she was seized by a*oy whom she had seen at par ties, ^but she did not know his name, The youth, she said, put a handker chief to her face and soon she tost consciousness she salt. The Missis lppi rivet is at the foot of Cherokee street PlllCe FIVE CEKTS S»p Letter, Stfps Letter Niie It Appear Ttat Oevelaod Favored Taft New York, Feb. 1.—A warrant for the arrest of Broughton Brandenburg, the magazine writer, whose sale to the New'York Times of an article alleged to have been written by Jrover Cleve land, resulted in his indictment on a charge of grand larceny a few weeks ago, was issued today by Justice Dowling. The case against Brandenburg OA the grand larceny charge was to have' come up before Justice Dowling in the su preme court today, but when the time came for the calling of the defendant to the bar Brandenburg,, who had been out on $1,500 bail furnished by a bond ing company, could not be found. After ordering the calling of his name by the clerk of the court, Justice Dowling for feited Brandenburg's bail and issued a bench warrant for his arrest. At' a late hour tonight Brandenburg had not been found. Samuel B. Thomas, Brandenburg's attorney, stated that he had received no word from his client since last night when he had a telephonic communica tion with him and was in ignorance of the writer's present whereabouts. The present case against Brandenburg grew out of the selling by him of an ar ticle purporting to have been written by the late Grover Cleveland, and rep WSelWhig hint as advocating the elec-~ tion of Taft. After its publishment the article was widely circulated as cam paign literature. The article was brought to the attention of Mrs. Cleve land, who is alleged to have declared it entirely apocryphal, and an investiga tion ensued which resulted in the in dictment of Brandenburg on a charge of grand larceny in the second degree pre ferred by the Times. WILDEYED Throw a Fit Over Japs America and Hesitate Thereon Want California Legislators to Pay No Attention to President Carson, Nev., Feb. 1.—A strong res olution declaring in favor of drastic anti-Japanese legislation and designat ing the Japanese as the '^parasites of the world," and a menace to civilization and progress on the Pacific coast, was reported favorably by a committee of the whole in special session of the Ne vada legislature this afternoon and will be voted on at 3 o'clock tomorrow sftemoon under a special order. The resolution is directed to the Cali fornia legislature and declares in favor of that body passin grheasures that will prevent the inflow of Japanese. It fur ther recommends that the California legislature pay no attention to what is termed the "coercion and influence" oa the part of President Roosevelt in the anti-Japanese movement, IN HONOR OF SANBORN. Minot Knights Templar and Clfcs Sdnd Representatives to Funeral. Minot, N. D., Feb. 1.—Representa tives of tile Minot commandry of the Masonic lodge and of the Minot E3ka were present at the funeral of R. CL Sanborn at NorthfieW, Minn. E. J. Palda, Jr., grand exalted ruler of the Elks, was at the funeral and the Ma sons sent. a representative. ,. .-. ... jf-vV-*U#-? S&ii It mm •-M-: W: S "Hi ^¥m r$i :---v.v--••-. .*".•:• f-j •••••.:.:•.