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TtUstoti I3«r32 WAN ADS THIRTIETH YEAR READS MUCH. By Associated Press. Quebec, Aug. 8.—Letters and tele grams addressed to Dr. Crippen are accumulating at the provincial jail, and he is allowed to receive or answer only his cable messages from Arthur Newton, his London attorney, regard ing preparation for his defense. Fully a dozen letters and as many messages have never reached the prisoner, be cause Jailor Morin has adjudged them improper to deliver to a man in Crip pen's situation. All are from the United States or Canada, and most of them from attorneys, but at least one or two are enclosed in dainty square envelopes and addressed in feminine handwriting. Inspector Dew returned to Quebec today after a sightseeing trip to cen tral Canada. He visited the jail ot carry Crippen a cable message, but LI WARD COUNTY FARMER HAS STARTLING EXPERIENCE DUR- ING ELECTRIC STORM. CAP WAS BURNED TO ASHES Hurdig Knocked Senseless and Four Horses Prostrated by Stroke—Bin der Smashed to Splinters and Vic tim Has Sore Down His Back. Special to The Tribune. Minot, N. D., Aug. 8.—With his cap burned to ashes, his hair singed close to his scalp and a red scar down his back, oJhn Hundig still survives the effects of a lightning bolt which struck him Saturday afternoon near this city. Hundig was working with a binder and five horses on a farm fourteen miles southeast of this city Saturday afternoon when the thunder storm came up. He conltnued work and was hurrying to finish the field when a severe stroke of lightning struck him full on the top of the head. Its force knocked him senseless onto the platform, struck down four of the five horses and splintered a portion of the binder, Hundig's cap was burned to ashes, his hair is singed down to the scalp and there is a broad red scar down his back, showing the progress of the bolt. GIRL INJURED LOVERJS HELD MAN CLAIMS INJURIES WERE IN- FLICTED BY NEGRO WHO ATTACKED THEM. Revolver and Hair Found on Person of Roberts Lead Police to Doubt the Young Man's Story—Is Held in Jail Awaiting Outcome of Girl's In juries. By Associated Press. Shawnee, Okla., Aug. 8—With her face battered beyond recognition, her skull fractured and probably suffer ing from internal injuries, Miss jessie Eddington, seventeen years old, is thought to be dying at the city hbs pital here. Her sweetheart, Charles Robart, twenty-three years old, of Te cumseh, is held at the county jail to await the outcome of her injuries. Robart says that while he and the girl were returning from the local park near midnight last night a negro attacked him. The boy says he ran, after sustaining slight injuries, which he exhibits to substantiate his story. He supposed the negro then attacked the girl. Robart aroused persons in the vicinity and guided them to Miss Eddington. The girl has not yet re covered consciousness. The police in sarching Robart found a revolver covered with blood and hair. The hair was the same color as Miss Ed dington's, the police say. CRIPPEN'S LETTERS ARE NOT DELIVERED TO HIM NO COMMUNICATIONS WITH EXC GRAMS ARE ALLOWED PRISO HAVE ASKED FOR AND RECEIVED EPTION OF ATTORNEY'S CABLE NER—BOTH HE AND MISS LENEVE READING MATTER—CRIPPEN did not see the prisoners. Like oth ers, the message did not pass he cen sorship of the jailor and is contents have not been revealed. For the first time since her arrest Miss Leneve asked today for some thing to read. The jailor sent her some magazines. A fresh batch of magazines was also sent to Crippen, who reads omnivorously. TRI-STATE WEATHER. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Tuesday showers in the morning in eastern portion slightly cooler in southeast portion Wednesday fair warmer light to moderate variable winds. North Dakota: Fair Tuesday Wed nesday fair warmer. South Dakota: Fair Tuesday warmer in extreme west portion Wednesday fair warmer. CHINESE COME HERE ID STUDY SEVENTY-EIGHT COMING IN ONE PARTY ON SEPTEMBER THE TENTH. Will Enter Schools and Universities —American Minister to China Sends Word of their Arrival—Will Land in San Francisco—Expenses Paid by Government. By Associated Press. Washington, Aug. 8.—The United States minister to China has informed the state department that 78 Chinese students, who are to enter American schools and universities to be educat-1forts ed at the expense of their govern ment, will reach San Francisco Sep tember 10th. They are a part of the students which China intends to edu cate in this country out of the Boxer indemnity money which the United States several years ago remitted the Chinese government. By Associated Press. Paris, Aug. 8—Special.—When the bronze copy of the famous Houdon statue of Washington, which is to be presented to the French people by the state of Virginia Aug. 18, is un veiled a great demonstration of the friendly feeling of this nation for the United States will be made. An ex tensive program has been arranged, and besides the presentation speeches city to a larfe extent, Incidentally Mr. Woodruff produces a new gubernatorial possibility by in- cluding Charles S. Whitman, the dis- trict attorney of New York county, elected on the fusion ticke last fall, in the i-st of candidates he discussed] with the president. The others men tioned were Henry L. Stinson, ex-Unit ed StateB district attorney, and Clark Williams, superintendent of banking. The compromise on the primary re-, fered to by Mr. Woodruff means a defeat of Governor Hughes plan for] direct nomination. Mr. Woodruff said the party leaders would not stand for the elimination of he convention pri maries. He said President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt were in accord as to New York politics, and that neither 8TRIKERS STONE STREET CARS Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 8.—First ef to run Columbus street cars without military protection tonight resulted in failure. The stoning of cars began early this evening and by eight o'clock the company began or dering the cars into the barns. No further endeavors were made today to settle the strikie. French People Pleased With Virginia's Statue of Washington and words of acceptance, musicial fetes and several banquets have been prepared for the visiting Americans sent by Virginia. The committee con sists of Colonel James Mann, nephew of the governor of Virginia Senator Floyd King and Senator Don P. Hal Bey. The presentation will be made at Versailles, but the entertainment of the visitors will take place in this SI Itenwrc Pailt tribune CAPITOL UNTIL LATE IN OCTOBER. By Associated Press. Timothy Woodruff of New York has Long Conference With President Taft at Beverly NEW NAMES BROUGHT INTO LIGHT AS CANDIDATES FOR GUBERNATORIAL HONORS PRIMARY EL- Beverly, Mass., Aug. 8.—Timothy L.' as to any man or thing.' Woodruff, republican state chairman' "The republican party," said Mr. of New York, talked politics with Woodruff, "will endorse Governor President Taft for more han two hughes' primary vlew,s except doing hours and a half. Mr. Woodruff is ECTION LAW WITH CONVENTIONS WILL PROBABLY WIN OUT IN EMPIRE STATE —MATTER OF TROUBLE BETWEEN PERU AN EQUADOR DISCU88ED AND SETTLEMENT PROBABLE PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND CONSERVATION CONGRESS AT 8T. PAUL IN SEPTEMBER REMAIN AT SUMMER t+W+++++r++++++++*+ +w++*+++++++++*+++4 was "disposed to force his own views crats, and therefore is inspiring to UP republicans," laughed the state chairman. way with conventions. He will con- a optimistic over the outlook in New, tinue to have conventions to name York state, declares that a compro- candidates for office." mlse will be reached on the primary. According to Mr. Woodruff, the re question and significantly remarked \Jw£alta£ platform will declare1 ion of the &t he re a sess is a re „& a substitute for Gov- or Hughe8 bi u# The governor to it a a an a re aft and Mr. Woodruff are Qld we "re at Yale to- gether. Mr. Woodruff said he talked to the president of many things. It was too early to speak_with any de gree of accuracy about candidates or a conditions, he declared, "but to be as a at he on of de mocratic party in the state, to say the least, is not inspiring." "As to the republicans?" was sug gested. "It is not inspiring to the demo- KENMARE TO START MOVE TO TRADE SOME TOWNSHIPS TO WARD COUNTY—PETITION WILL BE CIRCULATED IN BOTH THE AFFECTED DISTRICTS VERY SHORTLY. Special to The ributte. Minot, N. D, Aug. 8.—If the plans which are being fathered by some of the Kenmare citizens are carried out Ward county will be asked to trade the seven townships comprising the famous Goose-Neck to Renville for the six townships in the Glenburn country. The new arrangement would suit Kenmare much better. It would be necessary in order to get a vote on this question to Have petitions signed by the residents of the two districts to be changed. SWOPECASE A SIGNATURE BROUGHT INTO COURT TO PROVE CLAIMANT'S TITLE TO ESTATE OF LAE COL- ONEL SWOPE —ELMER SWOPE SWOPE OF PENNSYLVANIA AF TER THE MONEY. ay Associated Press. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 8.—The mys tery of the parentage of Elmer C. Swope of Martinsburg, Va., claimant to the fortune of the late Thomas H. Swope, for whose murder B. C. Hyde was sentenced to life imprisonment, may be cleared up by two signatures, both said to be those of Peter M. Swope. Elmer C. Swope contends that Peter M. Swope, who married his mother at Port Pleasant, Pa., was Thomas H. Swope of Kansas City. A signature which a Peter M. Swope attached to a legal document in Ot tawa, Kan., in 1897, was turned over to John G. Paxton, executor of the Swope estate, today. Attorneys for the Swope heirs as sert the signatures of the Ottawa Pet er M. Swope and that attached to a deed by the Pennsylvania Swope when he sold a hotel in Port Pleasant in the early sixties are the same. They contend the discovery of the Ottawa signature will establish definitely the Identity of Peter M. Swope as an other man than Colonel Thomas H. Swope. BISMARCK. NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY MORNING, .AUGUST 9, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS President Taft also had a talk with Secretary of State Knox. Several minor diplomatic appointments were discussed, but it has been (determined to defer them until,,December,-or Th,e W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W HE KNOCKED Washington, D. C, Aug. 8.JPresident Samuel Gompers of the American Fed eration of Labor today received a tele gram from President Moyer of the Western Federation of Miners, deny ing that in his speech before the re cent miners' conventions at Denver he had made a statement disparaging either to the American Federation or Labor or to Mr. Gompers as its presi dent. He explained that he had told the delegates that MrL Gompers, after thirty years of service should be re tired by the labor movement on a pen sion for the good work he had done. If the policy of the American Federa tion was wrong, he declared, he had also said to the delegates, it was their duty to endeavor to change it by be coming a part of the national body. Big Moose, N. Y., Aug. 8.—Vice President Sherman vehemently denies that he was ever connected with the McMurray contracts for the sale of Indian lands in Oklahoma, as intimat ed by Senator Gore in his sensational $3,000,000. lly Associated Press. later. P'fldent and Secretary Knox are tlces, and it became known today tha: during his talk with President Montt of Chile on Saturday, President Taft broached the subject. It was dis cussed at some length. The Chilean influence would be very strong with Equndor, and it is the plan to have it exercised in that direction. Ac cording to his present plans, the presi dent may remain in Beverly this year until October 15. He will go to St. Paul to speak at the national con servation congress on September 15, and from there will go to Washing ton for a week. The cabinet will be called to meet in Washington at the same time. From there the president will return to Beverly to remain here until well into October. McAlester, Okla., Aug. 8.—A charge that. Congressman C. E. Creager, of Started Game as Pitcher, but has Lately been at Receiving End of Batteries—Made Good in Game Last Week Things Going Badly with his Pitching Staff. By Associated Press. New York, Aug. 8.—Roger Bresna han, catcher and manager of the St. Louis National league baseball team, was quoted today by his friends as thinking seriously of going back to pitching, if things fail to break bet ter for his staff of twlrlers. Bresna han broke into the game as a pitcher with Washington, and it was at Balti more that McGraw turned him into a catcher. Only last week in Brooklyn, Bresnahan startled the fans by step ping into the box at a critical mo ment. RUBE W E WAS REBUCED Newark, N. J., Aug. 8.—"Rube" Waddell dropped into the second rank today with Pitcher Bob Spade. Wad dell was released to Newark today on an optional agreement by the St. Louis Americans in return for Catcher oJe Crisp. Both have been ordered to report to Newark immediately, but Crisp will remain here until sent for. Vice=President Sherman Denies Interest in Indian Land Contracts Senator Gore of Oklahoma. Vice President James S. Sherman. expose before the congressional com mittee at Muskogee. Others whose names were mentioned by the blind senator are Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas and Congressman Bird S. Me Quire of Oklahoma. TRIBUNE COUNTER CHARGES MADE IN INDIAN LANDS CASE HAMON NOW CLAIMS CREAGER MADE ADVANCES TO M'MURRAY REQUESTING TO BE FIXED—BILL WAS BLIND BUT CLAIMED IT WOULD HAVE BENEFITED M'MURRAY TO EXTENT OF OVER w*«**«««**»**#«»«*««#»#«««#**»»»»»*»*«««»w«**»###»»»»«««*#ww***#*** MAY PITCH RUMORED OLD TIMER MAY STEP INTO THE CENTRAL POSI TION AGAIN. WANT ADS S S" BRING RESULTS the sale of 450,000 acres of coal, as phalt and timber lands now belong ing to.the Indians in this state. Ap pearing before the committee today, the Third Oklahoma district, had so- Hamon made the counter charge licited sums of money from J. Q. McMurray, holder of the Indian land against Creager. He said the con gressman had solicited money from contracts that are being subjected to McMurray during the pendency in a congressional investigation, was made by Jake L. Hamon before the special committee appointed by the house of representatives today, i'lic charge developed in connec- congress of a bill which had been drawn up by McMurray and which Creager introduced. This bill pro vided for the sale of the surface lands to private individuals and for the tion with the inquiry into Senator T. sale of the minieal wealth to the P. Gore's declaration that he had. government. Although the McMurray been offered a $25,000 or $5(1,000 bribe contracts were not referred to in it, to help "put through" congress the the bill, Hamon said, was so termed McMurray deal, by which he assert-j that McMurray might have been en ed McMurray and his associates abled to put in a claim for the at would be able to secure »3,000,000 oi^torney's fees. The measure, how ten per cent as attorney's lees in ever, was not passed. BANK BOBBER IS CAUGHT IN TIME AT SAWYER MON. HAS ALL ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR GETTING AT STRONG BOXES. IS DISCOVERED DY CASHIER HAD SAWED PEEP HOLE AND WATCHED WORKING OF SAFE COMBINATION. Man Fought When Arrested Was Armed and Letters on Person Es tablished Identity as Clem Jonee. Evidently Married Man sawyer Has Suffered Robberies Before. .Special to The Tribune. Minot, N. D., Aug. 8.—A bank rob bery was nipped in the bud this after noon at Sawyer, this county, when Cashier Lindstrom of the First Stale, bank discovered in the apartment* over the counting room a man who had sawed through the floor to the ceiling and had bored a small psep hole Lit ugh which he was prepared to watch the combination of the safe. Mr. Lindstrom was showing a pros pective renter the rooms when he dis covered a locked door. He summoned a few friends, who broke in and found a man with his eye glued to a small hole in the floor. He resisted arrest and fought stub bornly when taken into custody. He was armed with a Colts revolver and a bar of soap was found on his person, but no dynamite or nitro glycerine. Letters showed his name to be Clem Jones. One came from Mrs. Jones of Hasty, Neb., and another from Dora Jones, a sister, at Des Moines, la. An alleged confederate who was seen with Jones two days ago is being watched for by the officers of the state. It is believed that the hole was made this morning and the operation of opening the safe watched. It is expected that the robbery would have been pulled off tonight. Sawyer years ago was the victim or a bank robbery, in which four men got away with $12,000 and ..w^ere cap tured after a two days' chase by a posse. A year later the general store was held up and robbed by a gang of three. The town has a population of about four hundred. Jones Is now in the county jail at Minot. JIM KENNEDY LEFT VDRY LARGE ESTATE By Assoriatcd Press. New York, Aug. 8.—"Big Jim" Ken nedy, it was known, made a good thing out of his clubs here and in Chicago, but until today the trained nurse he married on his death bed never dreamed that her share of his estate would be one-third of $1,000, 000. The best informed estimate by his friends was $500,000. As filed'to day, the will shows that it was drawn on the day of the marriage, June 1 last, four weeks before his death, when he knew he could never re cover. An appraisal lists $600,000 ot the estate in stocks and bonds, and the remainder in real estate. His bride was Miss Hattie Egnor, 27 years of age, of this city.