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WANT ADS BRING RE8ULT8. Phone 13 or 32. fWENTY-MINTH YEAR. TAFT REPEATS HIS PLEA FOR Ai SAYS HE STILL BELIEVES UNIT- ED STATES SHOULD ISSUE BONDS. RIVER AND HARBOR GONG. BELIEVES GOVERNMENT IS EN- TITLED TO AS GOOD SHOW AS CORPORATIONS. Hands Out Word of Caution A8 to How to Proceed With Congress Get the Matter Cinched and Then Go After What You Want—Other Pine Speeches Made. iBv Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 8.—Speaking in strong endorsement of the policy of waterway improvement, President Taft stirred up much enthusiasm dur ing the opening hours of the sixth convention of the national rivers and harbors congress hen today. Hun dreds of delegates, representing every section of the United States, filled the great banquet hall of the New Willard, where they sat under their state banners. Men and women delegates arose when the arrival of the president was announced and gave their visitor a nolcy reception, coccicdring the demonstration with three cheers and a tiger. Congratulates the Congress. Upon being presented to the assem blage Joseph B. r.ansdell, president of the congress, President Taft spoke at length, dwelling upon his interest in the policy of waterways improvement, and offered advice to the delegates upon methods for at taining the ends they seek. "I congratulate this congress" said President Taft, "On having brought the subject of waterways to such a point that the representatives in congress from one end of the country to the other recognize It as a subject that calls for action. They have not come to a definite conclus ion as to the policy that ought to be adopted, but they have come to the conclusion that some policy must be adopted with reference to the devel opment of these instrumentalities which nature has furnished for the transportation of goods and for the controlling of railroad rates. Still Urges Bond Issue., "A year ago President Roosevelt and I were-together on a platform before the conservation of resources convention, in which we both advo cated the issuing of.bonds in order that a project improving waterways when begun should be completed in a reasonable time. I am still a con sistent advocate of that theory. I (believe that the government is en titled to as rapid a method of devel oping an enterprise and putting it through as private corporations, and as they always issue bonds, or gen erally do, (some of them are fortu nate enough not to have to) in order to expedite the completion of these projects, it would seem wise for the nation to do so, where it will ac complish the same result. A Word of Cantlon. "But I want to suggest a word of caution. You are going to encounter in congress great Opposition to the policy of issuing bonds right out of hand. You are much more likely to get from congress a declaration of policy that a certain improvement ought to be carried out and spread upon the minutes of congress in the form of a resolution or a declaration in a statute. What I advise you to do is to get that declaration. That when the time comes that political exigency shall prevent the appropri ation of sufficient money from the current revenues to put thu proper part the project through the com ing year or the coming two years as economy requires, then the question of issuing bonds will arise. I would get the declaration first, and not have 3»e bonds first, Get them recorded in the statutes of this country as de claring that ttose things are to be carried out and let them make their first appropriation frbm the revenues at the country, and then you have them where they must Issue bonds, unless the revenues afford a sufficient amount each year to carry that pro ject on economically andv*with due rapidity." %ount Von Bernsstorff, the German ambassador, spoke of the waterways of the German empire, arousing the utmost interest by the graphic man ner in which ho showed their impor tance to the commerce of Germany. President RansdSll read his annual report, which not only reviewed the work that has been accomplished during the last year, but gave en couragement for the earlyachieve ment of the alms of the- congress. ['4 I ..' "-.•• IS AFTER DIVORCE FROM HER HUBBY CLAIMS HE WAS CRUEL AND RE FUSED TO SUPPORT HER PROPERLY HABITUAL INTOXICATION WHEN SHE WOULD DRINK REAL CHAMPAIGN HE OBJECTED FURIOU8LY. Brokaw Was Divorced From His First Wife in 1899 Mrs. Brokaw Once Attempted Suicide Wife Would Not Speak Names By Which Her Husband Addressed Her. (By Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 8.—"Liar" with the qualifications of bearing intensity, was one of the mildest epithets W. Gould Brokaw, the millionaire yachtman, was accustomed to apply to his wife, according to her testi money in court today. Mrs. Brokaw, who was Mary Blair, is suing her husband of Mineola, L. I., for sep aration and alimony of $60,000 a year, on grounds of alleged cruel and abusive treatment, and failure to provide for her support. The Bro kaw's were married in 1907. Habitually Intoxicated. "We shall show," said her counsel, in addressing the court today, "That abuse of the bride began two hours after the marriage ceremony. Bro ka wwas madly jealous for no reas on. He often forced his wife to eat alone and keep to her room for the entire day. During the honeymoon they eat only four meals together. He broke into her room at all hours, and on one occasion when the door was slammed in his face, smeared red ink on his forehead and ran around the hallway In his pajamas, crying and complaining to the bell boys. He wa* habitually intoxicated and frequently used abusive language." Mrs. Brokaw was the chief witness today. She testified that her hus band was jealous of her brothers, that he accused her of flirting with her uncle, his nephew and his doc tor. "What were some of the names that Mr. Brokaw called you, when you denied his charges?" asked coun sel. The witness hesitated for a mo ment and then wrote her reply on a sheet of paper, which was not read. Real Champagne. On New Year's eve, 1907, occurred an incident, Mrs. Brokaw testified that caused her much humiliation. It had been her husband's custom, she said, to serve her at dinner with ginger ale poured^rom a champagne bottle, while he and his guests drank champagne. By mistake, the butler gave her real wine. When she rais ed the glass her husband became furious, she said, and ordered her before her guests to go to her room. The witness wept as she related this. Before court adjourned Mrs. Bro kaw's. attorney announced that he would show how Mrs. Brokaw in February 1908, attempted suicide af ter a quarrel, because of Mr. Bro kaw's treatment of her. Brokaw was divorced from his first wife, who was Miss Coralie Coudert, in 1899. Before marrying again, it is said he paid $17,000 to Katherine Poillon to settle a breach of promise suit. WOULD MAKE THE BANKS BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF RIVERS AND HAR- BOR CON.GRES8 HAVE A GREAT IDEA. Will Try to Make River Trips One Long Dream Transformation of Unsightly Sides of Canal and River Banks From 'Eyesore to Spots of Beauty. P.v. Associated Press. 1 Washington, Dec. 8.—Pansy beds and tall, graceful Lomhardy poplars will line the banks of the navigable streams of the future, if the woman's auxiliary of the aatiqnai rivers and harbors congress riow in session here, can bring it about. The wom ans national congress held a five hours session today. The delegates will meet again tomorrow to map out plans for making the banks of rivers take on the grace of carefully kept gardens and for the transformation of the unsightly sides of canals Into spots Elysian. The work of the women is being done in conjunction with that of the national rivers and harbors con gress. vS W W a IS WITHOUT HOME FURNITURE HAS BEEN MOVED OUT AND "FOR RENT" SIGN DECORATES DOOR. ATTACHES CHECKS OVERDUE RUMORED LEGATION WAS FORC- ED OUT ON ACCOUNT NON- PAYMENT OF RENT. Report of Victories of Zelayan Forces Is Denied Estranda Forces Will Not Be Discouraged By Defeat Senor Rodrigues Is Still In City of Washington. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 8.—The Nicara guan legation here is no more. Big vans have carried off the furniture and the other appurtenances of the house in O. street, where President Zelaya's representatives once were domiciled. A "For Rent" sign orna ments the front lawn and drawn cur tains and an air of desolation greets the caller, while no servitor hastens to answer a ring at the bell. In ad dition, it is the gossip in Central American circles that the Zelayan government has not sent the monthly checks to its legation, an oversight that is said to be sorely felt by the legation forces. Senor Rodriguez, the special emis sary of Zelaya through whom Secre tary Knox's sharp note was conveyed to the Nicaraguan government, Is still In Washington. It was said by a former attache of the legation that the furniture had been stored until the present situation cleared and it was the property of the government. It was indignantly denied that the legation had been driven from its quarters because of the failure of the government to meet the monthly rent bills. Word was received here tonight that the reports of a Zelayan victory over the insurgent army near Rama was without the slightest foundation. It was declared that there had been no fighting in the last few days.. "It is the lull before the storm," said a Central American diplomat. "In a few days we will hear of a battle, and it will be a decisive one, provided the Estrada forces are vic torious. If they are not, they they will fall back and fight again." MURDERERS OF GIRL CAUGHT TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED AT BLANEY, MICH., YESTERDAY MORNING. Milwaukee Police Make Clever Cap ture Had Been On Trail of Sus pected Men for Several Days—Fin ally Discovered in a Michigan Lum ber Camp. »'By Associated Press.) Milwaukee, Dec. 8.—The murderers of Hattle Zinda, the 14 year old girl, who was assaulted and murdered Nov. 12 have been caught and are now prisoners in the Central police station. The men are Karl Wojciechowski, 36 years of age, and Adam Pietri zyk, 25 eyars of age. Arrested In Michigan. These men were arrested at Blaney Michlgan, ydetective Eugene O'Gor man and Patrolman Bernard Ronow ski on Monday. In the Central police station Pie trizyk made a full confession, also implicating Wojciechowski, which was given out by the police tonight. The story is full of revolting de tails and Pietrizyk told of the brutal assault on little Hattie Zinda. OXJorman and Ronowski had been detailed in the camps of northern Michigan and had orders from Chief Jansen to stay until they got their men. The police got their clew when the two men disappeared from the places where they lived, immediately after the murder was committed. The movements of the men since the murder was committed on Nov. 12 were as follows: On Nov. 16, left Milwaukee by street car, going to Chicago, here they hired out to a labor agent and were shipped to Blaney, Michigan. ANNTTAfc ELECTION. The following officers were' elected at the annual meeting of the Bap-! tist society: Trustee for three years, H. C. Fish clerk for one year, Miss Lillie McKensie treasurer for one year, G. W. Bawden. ... „. ,..,., a ii i» ...—..... im'UL BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 190$. MONETARY COM MISSIONHANDS IN THE REPORT REMARKABLE REPORT OF NA- TIONAL MONETARY COMMIS- SION COMPLETED. EASTERN STATES IN LEAD MIDDLE WEST STATES ARE NOW FOURTH IN PER CAPITA WEALTH. Island Possessions Tail the List With Per Capita Wealth of Only $5.22— 'North Dakota Shows Per Capita Wealth of $153.32 Fifth in the Western States. "By Associated Press.) Washington, Dec. 8.—With total resources of $450.19 per capita of po pulation, the banking institutions of the eastern or middle Atlantic states lead the country. The New England states come next with $4433.60 per capita th Pacific states are third with $347.78 the middle western fourth with $190.64 the far western fifth with $161.35 the southern sixth witfe, $71.19 and the Island posses sions, tail off with $5.22 per capita. The .United States as a whole shows banking resources per capita of $237.24 with the Island posses sions included the rate is lowered to $215.37. These comparisons form a feature of a remarkable report issued today by the national monetary commission giving the results of an inquiry which not only covers substantially every incorporated bank in the United States, but, for the time presents a tabulation of statements showing the condition of classes of banks through out the country at a given hour, namely the close of business on April 28, 1909. The comptroller of currency gets such bank commission ers and superintendents and gets thcili from the states—never before have the facts been taken simultan eously from all the banks of the country. Massachusetts leads the New Eng land states with total banking re sources per capita of $517.25. New York with $676.07 leads the so-called eastern states. The middle western groups ranks thus: Illinois $240.39 Missouri $215.50 Iowa $214.78 Ohio $203.66 Minnesota $160.a5 Michigan $153.26 Wisconsin $129.53 Indiana $12«.98. Colorado with $250.65 leads the western states Nebraska $214.92 Montana $207.7i Wyomin $207.25 South Dakota $182.75 North Dakota $153.32 Kansas $137.50 New Mexico $100.03 Oklahoma $94.26. FOOTOALLDARRED IN NEWYORKCITY NO MORE HIGH SCHOOL GAMES WILL BE SEEN IN THE ME- TROPOLIS. Board Takes Decisive Action at a Meeting Held Last .Evening—Mo tion Is Passed Over Protests of a Few Members Columbia's Action Cited as Precedent. New York, Dec. 8.—After January 1, 1910, football is barred from the public schools of Greater New York This was decided by resolution at a meeting of the board of education to day over the heated protest of James E. Sullivan, a member of the board, and former president and now secre tary of the Amateur Athletic Union. "This board won't trust the rules committee which Is going to change the rules so as to make the game less dangerous," said Mr. Sullivan, "But it is to accept the recommenda tion of men who do not even know the name of" the game which they want to abolish." Answering Mr. Sullivan, Frederick C. Coudert, a member of the board, told of the fatalities of the game dur ing the season just closed and added that Columbia university two years ago abolished the game, they did not do it without due consideration, he said, experts iwere called and opin ions were gathered, and after careful consideration it was decided to abol ish the game. TRT-STATK WEATHER, Washington, Dec. 8.—Minnesota— Fair continued cold Thursday Fri day fair, not quite so cold moderate northwest winds becoming variable^ North and South Dakota—Fair, not quite so cold rThuds yarFdi hrdlua quite so cold Thursday Friday in creasing cloudiness and warmer proj bably snow in west portion and b*: night in cast portion. r,W^ IM^i««»'fT«illl»»m^^^ WITH MISAPPROPRIATING OVER $20,000. OUT UNDER $20,000 BOND WAS WELL KNOWN BANKER AND PROMINENT IN CHURCH WORK. Taken to Maaison Where He Entered Plea of Guilty Bond Was Signed By Friends of the Family—Charg ed With Conspiring With the Cash ier of His Bank. Bv Associated Press.} Madison, Wis., Dec. 8.—Calvert Spensley, president of the failed First National bank of Mineral Point Wis., was arrested today at Mineral Point on an indictment returned by the federal grand jury at La Crosse, charging him with irregularities in connection with the bank's affairs. He was brought to Madison, taken before United States Judge Sanborn, pleaded not guilty and admitted to bail on a $20,000 bond. Conspiracy Charged. Mr. Spensley is charged in the in dictment with having conspired with Phillip Allen, Jr., cashier of the bank by which he was able to cash worth less checks in the institution and have the transactions covered up. Checks of this character alleged to have been drawn by Spensley In fav or of himself and Charles M. Men Court Justice R. M. Bashford, a rel- A WISCONSIN DICKINSON HAS FLOWERYWORDS FOR THE SOOTH HELD DY THE G. J. CALVERT SPENSLEY IS CHARGED ative by marriage, and three other, TELEPHONE MERGER CALLED INTO COURT New York, Dec. 8.—Theodore N. ..j inquiry into the telegraph and tele- Inspector Helped Himself to Oysters Instead of 'Purchasing' Them in the Regular Manner One Dealer En tered Plea of Guilty. refused to take the coin, stating that flffHH^IWff/i .In' WANT ADS BRING RESULTS. Phone 13 or 32. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SOUTHERN' SOCIETY OF NEW HOLD ANNUAL BANQUET AT ASTORIA. GAYNOfi MADE FINE TALK CALLS ATTENTION TO GRATING WHICH HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST. Says City Has Been Most Grossly Slandered In Past Years and Asks That "jtop Be Put to It New York is Orderly, Decent and Well Governed Now He Claims. iBr Associated Press.) New York, Dec. 8.—Secretary of War Dickinson and William J. Gay nor, mayor-elect of Greater New York were the principal speakers to night at the annual dinner of the Southern Society of New York at the Waldorf Astoria. The secretary of war spoke of the north, the south and the nation, but Judge Gaynor confined himself almost solely to municipal issues. Six hundred south erners were present. Judge Gaynor, in this, his first public address, since his election, said in part: "The long line of officials and boss es who made themselves millionaires, out of the government of this city, some of whom live abroad and impu dently visit us occasionally, now that the statute of limitations has out lawed their villianies, is a standing hon as co-partners, are put at $13,- disgrace to the moral tone of the 835 35 exclusive of the sum which community." Spensley is charged with permitting Hastening to the defense of the vice president Phillip Allen, Jr., to city's name, Judge Gayor continued: take. -While Mcllhon'B name Is "This city ha been most grossly brought into each count by reason I slandered for several years in respect of the fact that the firm name Is of its morality, financial credit, or used, he is not charged with writing otherwise. Let us put a stop to that, any of the checks and no charges are Mere scolds and sensationalists are made against hlm,i not to be suffered to give thi8 city a bad name. I am prepared to^ say prepared to say from travel and other means of In formation that New York is the most orderly, decent and moral large city in the world." Spensley reached Madison this af ternoon in the custody of Deputy Marshal Appleby and after partak ing of dinner at a restaurant appear ed informally and privately before Judge Sanborn. After the plea of not guilty was entered, the bond was fixed and signed by former Supreme' DICKINSON'S SPEECH. New York, Dec. 7.—Rising to the iV'««The "invasion of *the"North*by toa he S he a re a a a friends. custom of southerners in the north. The court proceedings were wit-. a a }n(j Vail, president of the American Tel- peaceable and conquests that are ephone and Telegraph company, the "ivic when the canny Scot was in Bell Interests, and Robert C. Clowry 0 Western Union by the purchase of Gould stock. Using that as a parallel the speak er dwelt upon the impoverished con r»in*r if ii of 1 1 he sold only the oyster rm] that country the water was drained off The affi- .It davit of tbe inspector stated that he his est against the ffirming in public gatherings their nessed by about 10 persons and occu- loyalty to the United States. pied but a few minutes. "The time has come" said the sec Calvert Spensley is one of the best retary, "when there is not only no known citizens of southern Wiscon- good ground for, but conclusive reas sin and for many years in addition on against, giving especial emphasis to his high position in banking cir- as southerners to such declarations, cles, has been an active worker in By implication they suggest a doubt church circles and fraternal organi- where none should exist. They do zations. not reflect a true appreciation of the spirit of the day. We do not need them to convince ourselves that the south with practical enanimity will sustain our country in any time of storm or stress. If there are any southern men who feel otherwise, they are too inconsequential to exert any appreciable influence." Proceeding to his topic Secretary Dickinson said in part: an a president of the Western Union Tele- Bi-jtian against his will, he got his graph company, have been subpoen- jnnirig by moving into the enemy's aed to appear before the legislature COU 0 phone system of this state, now going things. There was never a deeper on in New York. Mr. Vail will tes- invasion entire- ted into the Kingdom of Great ntry and accommodating himself new and inevitable order of a a a wn tify tomorrow and Colonel Clowry for England but in time they will be called later. This will be the became a bulwark of strength tc first investigation into the recent bil- Great Britian and achieved and main lion dollar merger whereby the Bel) tained a leadership which has been interests obtained control of the ich the Scots cher- main sources of her great-- of OYSTE CAS E DISMISSE S immediately fol- fields'by southern men and women. "The tide once set in did not sub side when the causes that first gave it impulse ceased to act." the speak er continued. "In all the large pro gressive cities of the north, southern" men are a forceful part of the busi- ness, professional and social life and this is especially true of the bound ing commercial centers of the middle and extreme west. Their names are not obscure. The reputation of many is international. "I have sometimes thought that the men of the south wronged her by leaving her in her poverty, and seek ing new and happier surroundings I and greater opportunities, and that in Fargo, Dec. 7.—The case state against Rubel Bros, charged with a violation of the pure food law by the sale of oysters containing wa ter, came to a halt in the pclice court before Judge Martin Rya.i this morn ing. On motion of Atty. W Share for the defense and with the consent of States Atty. A. W. Fowler for the prosecution, the action was dismiss ed- it appears that the Inspector work ing under Prof. E. F. Lad-i, failed to "purchase'* the oysters in ques tion He nierely went into the Rubel n0"th7w7ue%eVu7diVg to th* bappV marketand.helped himself and then individuals offered to pay for them, but Rubel this the south suffered a great loss.. But there is a wider vision that shows there was compensation. The achievements of southern men in the- a in a signifi- he 8 of a the- accepted that the W a a a purchased' the oysters and that is where the case failed. TCbntmnec on 'page S.l between.