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TRIBUNE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS. r-"l^v"l^ i^|S fc i. Phone 13 or 32. TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. PROBE IS TO GO HIGHER UP LOEB SAYS INVESTIGATION WAS STARTED THRU ROOSEVELT INFLUENCE. BOSTON AND PHILADELPHIA PROBE WAS NOT STARTED UN- TIL FULL PREPARATION HAD BEEN MADE. Rynolds Makes Statement that He is Not in Any Way Opposed to the Investigation As It Is Being Car ried Out Misquoted and Misun derstood. (By Associated Press.) New York, Nov. 15.—While the leg al machinery of the government mov es slowly, the air of uncertainty which surrounds the so-caled sugar fraud cases is interpreted by those who have followed the progress of corporations investigations in this country to fore-shadow an Inquiry Which may rank with the insurance upheaval of 1905. Boston and Philadelphia were brought within the scope of the in vestigation today with the report that the government would attempt to ob tain back duties due on sugar in those cities while the investigations went on in New York with repeated rumors of reaching the "men higher up." Henry L. Stinson, acting as special attorney for the government in the cases, declined to discuss the talk of prosecuting bigger men, nor would he comment on any develop ments in this city. Loeb Is Silent. William Loeb, Jr., collector of the port, also was inclined to be reticent, but he repeated that it was true that it was through the determination and influence of Theodore Roosevelt that the investigation and prosecution of the sugar frauds was undertaken. According to Mr. Loeb, be had talked over the matter with Mr. Roosevelt thoroughly before he (Loeb) took charge of the customs house here, and consequently he had a well de fined policy mapped out when he as sumed office. With the denial from Washington today by James B. Rey nolds, former assistant secretary of the treasury, that he had in any way opposed the investigation while in of fice, came the announcement in New York by Richard Parr, through" whose statements Mr. Reynolds actions and motives were placed open to criti cism, that he had been misquoted and misunderstood. DOING BUSINESS. Fargo News: Many who have been so wedded to the Red river valley that we could see little merit in the rest of the state, are surprised to learn that over 7,000,000 bushels of grain were raised this year between the Missouri river and Glendive. It will aso make some of us sit up and pay attention to know that the larg est and best flour mill in the state is located and doing business at Dick inson. It was only a few years ago that the impression was firmly fixed in all minds that that section of the state was only fit for Indians, buf falo and wild cattle. CHRISTIANSCIENTISTS (By Associated Press.) New York, Nov. 15—Mary Baker G. Eddy's influence swayed 2,000 follow ers at a special mass-meeting at the First Church of Christ Scientists, in this city today and the trustees, call ed to consider charges against Virgil O. Strickler, the present first reader of New York and opponent of Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson, deposed from that position, adjourned without tak ing action. This Is taken to amount to an endorsement of Strickler's and a negative rebuke to Mrs. Stetson, who was closeted for six hours with the trustees of the Mother church in Boston today on charges of "men tal -malpractice." And whatever be the outcome of the Boston hearing, leaders here say the Strickler incident is closed and that no action will be taken in the allegations that It was he who ac cused Mrs. Stetson and instigated the present controversy. Reader Strickler Presided. Mr. Strickler himself presided at *$rtr. 5 GOTCH-ROLLER IS SEATTLE DOCTOR HAD CHAMP- ION IN TIGHT PLACE FOR A FEWj MINUTES. Both Men Appeared to Be Doing Their Best During the Entire Match Gotch Used Toe Hold to Good Ad vantage in Second Round Doc tor Was Tough. (By Assoft-UPd Press.i iKansas City, Mo.( Nov. 15.—After an hour and fourteen minutes of hard wrestling during which both man ap peared to be doing their utmost, Frank Gotch of Humbolt, la., tonight remains the champion wrestler of the world, having defeated Dr. Benjamin F. Roller of Seattle, in straight falls here tonight. The first fall was gained in 46 min utes and 20 seconds, the champion using a half Nelson and crotch hold. The second he won with the punish ing toe hold in 27 minutes and 39 seconds. In the second fall after 15 minutes of fast work, Roller got Gotch in a trying position and for a time it ap peared almost certain the champion's shoulders: would touch them mat. CREWOFWRECKED STEAMER (By Associated Press.) Duluth, Minn., Nov. 15.—After two days of* fruitless endeavor to reaen the steamer Hoyt, which was driven onto a sunken reef by the storm on Lake SujfcJilor eaffy faturday morn ing off Ottor Island, the? tug Helm finally succeeded in reaching the wreck and took the crew aboard. The crow suffered terribly last night. A gale blew from the north east acompnaied by a blinding snow storm, and waves dashed over the vessel, sometimes six feet above hel decks. (With the boat in utter darkness, and pitching violently about In' the breakers, and with the billows wash ing over her, the men were exposed to the. greatest harships. The big steamer will probably be a totall loss. CARL RAKOW IS ELECTED DIRECTOR (By Associated Press.) (Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 15.—The grain department of the Society of Equity was in session here today pre liminary to the convention of the American Society of Equity, which opens here1 tomorrow. The grain department adopted a resolution providing for a committee of seven to draw up articles of incor poration for a terminal elevator com pany to do terminal elevator busi ness in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Il linois and such other states as the board of directors may decide upon. At the session of the grain board today, A. S. Mueller of Madison, Wis., C. F. Raikow of Wheatland, N. D., and W. I. Lowthan of Milbank, S. D. were elected directors. the meeting .today and a clash be tween the Stetson and anti-Stetson factions was expected until Mrs. Ed dy's letter, addressed to the board of trustees, was read. It said: "Brooklyn, Mass., Nov. 13, 1909.— In consideration of the present mo mentous question at issue in First Church of Christ Scientist, New York city, I am constrained to say—if I can settle this church difficulty amic ably by a few words, as many stu dents think I can, I herewith cheer fully subscribe these words of love. I advise you with all my soul to sup port the directors of the Mother church and unite with those in your church, who are supporting the Mother church directors." Mrs. Eddy's Word Is Law. Mrs. Eddy's own signature was af fixed to the forgoing. After it had been read, Edwin F. Hatfield, chair man of the board of trustees said simply: Mrs. Eddy's word is law with us" and adjournment was takn. J.,.'t^, Apr, T!W rr rsn Til PRESIDENT SAYS YET RE ALIVE NURSES RUSHED TO SCENE OF MINE DISASTER BUT WILL HAVE NO WORK. ONE THOUSAND ORPHANS PRESIDENT EARLING SAYS THERE IS STILL CHANCE FOR THE MEN. Mine Has Caved in and Many Bod ies May Possibly Never Be Recov ered Three Hundred Coffins Have Been Ordered Size of Mine May Prove Beneficial. (By Associated Press.) Cherry, 111., Nov. 15.—The three hundred or more miners who were entombed in the St. Paul coal mine by last Saturdays disaster are dead. Some of the bodies lie buried beneath thousands of tons of earth, which has caved In upon them, and it is doubtful if many of the bodies can ever be recovered. Rescue Work Abandoned. This was the opinion expressed to night when attempts at rescue work, carried on night and day for forty eight hours was temporarily abandon ed. Fires in the mine, which broke out with renewed fierceness early in the day, made further descents by rescuers impossible. Fans employed in an effort to carry fresh air down to the imprisoned men served only to enliven the sparks which sprang into flames. Heat and Smoke Dense. Soon the heat and smoke became so dense that it was necessary again to seal up the mouth of the hoisting shaft and tonight the men down there whatever their condition, are locked in as effectively as In a dungeon. Whether the bodies will be taken out (Continued on uage eight) f. -OS?,,' "•fir/-:•%*- WARRINER IS NOWINDICTER INDICTMENT 18 ON TWO COUNTS FOR FIVE THOUSAND DOL- LARS EACH. Full Amount of Shortage Will Never Be Definitely Known As Cash Books of the Company Have Disappeared —No Record Prior to 1905 Can eB Found. (Bv Associated Press.) Cincinnati, O., Nov. 15.—Charles L. Warriner, former local treasurer of the Big Four railway, was indicted today by the judge on charges of grand larceny and embezzlement in the amount of $5,000 on each count. While $643,000 iknown to have been stolen jtrom the railroad, the startling fact was developed by to day's proceedings that the company's cash books prior to 1905, have dis appeared and that it will never be possible to tell the full amount of the defalcation. The news of Rockefeller's gift of $1,000,000 to cure those afflicted with the Hook-worm, or lazy microbe, reaches an afflicted community down south. --1 BI8MARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUEBDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1909. SUICIDE PACT PROVED FATAL GIRL AND MAN MAKE ATTEMPT TO END LIVES IN HART- FORD HOTEL. First Attempt Was Not Successful But Second Time Girl Dies and Her Companion Was Saved By the Timely Arrival of Physicians—Man Tells the Story. CBy Associated Press.) Hartford, Conn., Nov. 15.—-The gruesome tale of a suicide pact, which in its fulfillment cost the life of Blanche Ferguson of Washington and nearly that of her companion, Fred J. Reid, of Cleveland, was fold today by Reid, at a hearing before the chief of police. Though the couple had known each other only two weeks, they had made two attempts to die, according to Reid. The night Of their arrival here, they drank the contents of a vial of morpbfne. This being without the desired effect, Reid had the bottle refilled and then decorating their death chamber with white flowers then they drank the mixture and lay down to sleep what they hoped would be their last sleep. The girl never awoke. Reid was'saved by medical attention. Ghastly white asrtf emaciated from the effects of the drug. Reid denied today that he had handed the poison to the girl. Be helped himself and she did the same, he declared. As a result of the story told by Reid, the polite say it is their belief that be was prompted to make an attempt upon his life by remorse and because he had used money belonging to his employer. The money according to Reid was to bit used in paying workmen under him in Cleveland, a dozen of whom were' to have received a weeks pay each. The body of the woman was sent to relatives at LaPlata, Maryland, to night. SIX MEN ARE IN JAIL tt in! CONTEHTT OF W~ 0. S. SUPREME COURT (Bv Amoctated Press.) Washington, Nov. 15.—For the first time in American history six men are in prison tonight for contempt of the supreme court of the United States. For the first time, too, the federal government has placed men behind the bars as an outcome of the lynch ing of a negro. At the United States jail in this city Captain Joseph F. Shipp, form er sheriff at Chattanooga, Tenn., Jer imiah Gibson, his jailor, and Luther Williams, Nick Nolan, Henry Pad gett and Wm. Mayes of the same city, this afternoon began to serve terms of imprisonment imposed a few hours before by the supreme court of the United States. Shipp and Gibson had been found had been guilty of failing to protect from a mob, Ed. Johnson, whose leg al execution for rape had been stayed by the supreme court until that tri bunal could review the case. The others had been guilty of participat ing in the lynching of a federal pris oner. Shipp, Williams and Nolan were given sentences of ninety days imprisonment each, while Gibson, Padgett and Mayes each received six ty days. »'*h*(«R«»f*i.-.'^^-^i*^[-.-*^*.'fci.MJ*..' BRANDER MATTHEWS PICKS HU- MORIST AS THE BEST IN THE BUNCH. Opinion Called Forth By Series of Questions In the Lecture Room Twain has Secured Fame During Past Few Years Clemens Better Than French Writers. fBv Associated Press.) Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 15.—That Samuel L. Clemens is the greatest living literary man was the opinion voiced' by Prof. Brander Matthews of Columbia university, during his fourth lecture on "Mollere" at the Cincinnati university yesterday. This opinion was called forth by a series of questions from one of the students in the audience. Prof. Matthews was asked what he thought of the work of Anatole France. His reply was: "Great. He is a great writer, the greatest French writer of today." "Would yqu class him as the great est living literary man?" was the next question asked. "Certainly not,' replied Prof. Matthews. "The greatest living lit erary man is Mark Twain. Teh years ago I would not have ranked him so high, but there have been several deaths in the last decade. INSANEGIRLHAS AUNG TRIP MAKES ESCAPE PROM ASYLUM AND WALKS MANY MILES TO HOME. Lightly Clai She Makes Her Way Through Snow and CoW Mind Broke Down Over Worrying About Religion Parrents Objected to Her Entering Convsurt. -~1V_~ (By Associated Press!) Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 15—Scantily clad, Miss Elinor Joslin, a former Denver society giri, escaped from the Wauwatosa asylum and walked forty miles to Kenosha. She made the trip in twelve hours, leaving the asyl um Wednesday. j^» Friends in Kenosha, at whose resi dence she knocked in the early morning, took her in, bundled her into a bed and summoned a physician. The girl was exhausted by her trip, but had suffered no serious harm from the exposure, the physician re ported. Slle was taken back to the asylum today. Miss oJslin made the journey clad only in shoes, stockings, a skirt and a shirtwaist. To the fact that she did not stop to rest the physician at tributes her escape from suffering from exposure. Her waist and skirt were torn in shreds upon her. arrival she having crawled through fences to hide whenever she saw anyone ap proaching along the highway. The shoes were worn through, and her feet were bleeding. Disappointment over her parents* refusal to allow her to unite with a religious order is given as the cause of Miss Joslin's mental condition. The girl is exceedingly attractive, 19 years old and at practically all times appears as a cultured and intel ligent young society woman. TO EAST ASIA. Copenhagen, Nov. 15.—Prince Wal emar, brother of King Frederick, who is keenly interested in commercial affairs and who is a large sharehold er in the East Asiatic company and some American concerns, has started for East Asia, accompanied by the board of directors of the East Asiatic company, to visit the company's sta tions and to seek new contracts. He hopes to return by way of the United States. (SS?J,I psjeraossy Ml New York, Nov. 15.—More detialed reports regarding the impending mer ger or agreement among the Great Copper producers today sent copper stocks to a high record for the year. There were denials aplenty of rumors that the merger negotiations had gone beyond the tentative stage, but it was generally, amltted that cer tain interests are trying to bring about an agreement among the pro- .... a^„!. .. TRIBUNE WANT AD8 BRING RESULT8. Phone 13 or 3& PRICE FIVE CENTS. '.''••' WOMAN REFEREEB DUEL AND 2 ARE FATALLY SHOT DUEL FOUGHT AT MIDNIGHT BY THE L'GHT OF LANTERNS IN TREES. A BOUNDARY LINE QUARREL GIRL SAW SWEETHEART KILLED BY HER FATHER AND HER BROTHER. Girl Was Chosen As Referee By Both Parties to the Quarrel Duel Grew Out of Fued Dating Back a Num ber of Years All Survivors of Fight Are Arrested. i'Hjr Associated Press.) Sandersville, Miss., Nov. 15.—A girl refereed a doable duel at night near this town and saw her former fi ance and father shot to death and her uncle wounded after she had given the signal to fire. After the tragedy the sheriff ar rested ail the survivors, including the woman, and an inquest will be held. F. P. Salter and his brother, R. A. Salter, wealthy plantation owners, were arraigned on one side against their neighbors, W. W. Myrick and his son Wilt The duel was fought shortly after midnight in a grove a fe wmites oat of town by light of lan terns swinging from the trees. Young Myrick and Miss Salter were sweethearts but the girl calmly saw the young man fall dead with two bullets in his heart, under the fire of tier father and uncle. The elder Myrick loll fatally wounded a few minutes later after he had succeeded in wourd'ng F. P. Salter. Tie Baiters end the Myricks quar reled many years ago over the boun tions, and, shrdl hrdl rdl dadd wawa dary line of their respective planta tions, and, although the two members of the families fell la' love with each other, the feud never was ended. Lately the property question came up again and the dispute involved the young people and their engage ment was broken off. There seem ed no way of settling the matter in court, and the Salters challenged the Myricks to a duel to the death, the survivors to take title to the property in dispute. The girl had been chosen by her father and the Myricks because her divided loyalty gave them assurrance she would be impartial referee. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IS DISCUSSED AT BIG MEETING IN CINCINNATI Cincinnati, O., Nov. 15.—Before several hundred men and women rep resenting practically every organiza tion in the country, which exists for the purpose of improving municipal government and conditions, the joint convention of the National Municipal league and the American Civic asso ciation, opened here tonight. Welter H. Misher of Chicago, pre sided and the principal speakers were former Attorney General Chas. J. Bonaparte, president of the Na tional Municipal league, and J. Horace McFarland of Harrisburg, Pa., presi dent of the American Civic associa tion. WRITER "RAYMOND" SERIOUSLY ILL. Washington, Nov. 15.—Raymond Patterson, known among newspaper readers throughout the country un der his pen name of "Raymond" is lying seriously ill at his home in this city, the victim of a stroke of apop lexy. His condition is said to be critical. MERGEROFCOPPERIN TERESTSISRUMORED ducers to regulate the output and thereby prevent over production and the consequent depreciation in tfie price from which the trade has been suffering for the past two or three years. The .capitalization of the combine, according to best reports, probably will be close to the $100,000,00 figure of the United States Steel Corpora tion, although the arrangements have not yet proceeded far enough to es tablish any definite figures.