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nursday, October 13, 1910.
PROGRAM FOR TODAY OF FEDERATED CLUBS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13. Morning. Presbyterian church. 9:30 Invocation. Rev. G. B. Newcomb. Reports of new clubs. 0:K Conferences—District vice-presi dents, educational committee, music committee, industrial arts committee, library committee, reciprocity committee, household economics committee, forestry committee, civic improvement committee, legislative commit tee, legislative commitf.ee, press committee, health committee. Afternoon. State capitol house chamber. 2:00 Calling to order, Mrs. N. C. Young. Program, Mrs. C. F. Amidon, chairman of landsmarks commit tee, presiding. OFFICERS FOR YEAR. RS.N.C.YOUNG OF FARGO REELECTED PRESIDENT OF STATE FEDERATION Invocation, Bishop Wehrle. Address, Mrs. Mattie M. Davis, Fargo. Five minute talks—Officers of State Historical society, Prof. O. G. Libby, M. H. Jewell, Senator J. S. Cashel, Judge M. Amidon. Introduction of the artist, Leonard Crunelle. Address, Frank L. McVey. Unveiling of Sakakawea staute, Miss Bculah Amidon, capitol ^rounds. Presentation of statue, Mrs. N. C. Young, president of federation. Acceptance of statue by Judge Spalding, representing Governor Burke. Music bv 14th LT. S. Infantry regi mental band. Evening. *6:.Ti Federation tea. President's address, Mrs. N. C. Young, Fargo. Readings, J. YV. Foley. Vical solo, selected. Miss Fanny C. Amidon of Valley City. Readings, continued, J. W. Foley. Vocal solo, selected. Miss Alma Marcellus. Rismarck. ENSUING President—Mrs. P. C. Young of Fargo. Recording Secretary—Mrs/' S. A. Zimmermann of Valley City. Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. J. H. Sheppard of Fargo. Auditor—Mrs. 4 B. Page of Leeds. Vice Presidents: Mrs. Albert Davis of Lari more, First judicial district. Mrs. Perry Parker, Second judicial district. Miss Louise T. Reeves of Bux ton, Third judicial distrrict. Mrs. J. W. Filshie of Oakes, Fourth judicial district. Mrs. T. A. Boyden of James town, Fifth judicial district. Mrs. E. J. Taylor of Bismarck, Sixth judicial district. Mrs. T. D. Casey of Grafton, Seventh judicial district. Mrs. Andrew Karr of Minot, Eighth judicial district. Mrs. T. N. Yeomans of Lans ford, Ninth judicial district. Mrs. W. H. Stutsman of Man- 4 dan, Tenth judicial district. 4t Directors, term expiring in 1913: 4 Mrs. John Burke of Bismarck. Mrs. Clark Kelly of Devils Lake. •, Mrs. R. M. Pollock of Fargo. The second day's session of the State Federation of Women's clubs devoted largely to the reports ol the officers, which were continued R. Nearest guess was by from Tuesday and the reports of the standing committees. The key note of the reports of the various com mittees was "progress." Much good nas been accomplished by the con certed efforts of the club women of North Dakota in the past twelve months, and plans are made for the coming year for a still greater amount of good work to be carried on in their respective communities. The first half hour of the morning was devoted to the registration of those delegates who failed to pre sent their credentials on Tuesday. At 8:45 an informal ballot was tak en for the purpose of nominating of ficers for the ensuing year. The tel lers were instructed to report on the ballot the first thing in the afternoon. Reports of Officers. Following the reading of the min utes of Tuesday afternoon's meeting, the reports of the officers, continued from Tuesday's session were receiv ed. Mrs. J. H. Shepperd of Fargo, sub mitted the report of the correspond ing secretary, and the treasurer's re port was submitted by Mrs. L. D. Dochterman of Williston. The lat ter showed a balance in the state federation treasury of $236.40. The auditor's report was submitted by Mrs E. B. Page of Leeds. All of the officers' reports were accepted and placed on rile. Mrs. M. H. Jewell of Bismarck, vice president of the Sixth judicial district, then submitted her annual report. The report of Mrs. C. J. Leonard of the Ninth judicial district was read by Mrs. J. H. Shepperd in the absence of the vice president. Both reports showed that very much good had been accomplished in the two districts by the club ladies dur ing the past year. General Federation Secretary's Re port. Mrs. H. S. Oliver of Lisbon, the general federation secretary, was un able to be present, but she sent her report to the corresponding secretary, Mrs. J. H. Shepperd of Fargo, who read it to the state federation. The report showed that the num ber of clubs in the state, sixty-five, holding direct membership in the gen eral federation, is the same as shown in last year's report, although there is at present one application in the hands of the membership committee which will be acted upon soon. The interest of the North Dakota clubs in the general federation was greatly strengthened *y the visit last year of the national president, Mrs. Philip N. Moore of St. Louis. Before an other biennial meeting of the gener al federation, Mrs. Oliver hopes to report a much larger -.at of members from the North Dakota federation. Mrs. Wood, of the bureau of infor mation of the general federation, re quested an exhibit at the biennial (Continued on A age six.) CATHOLICS IN CITY. A distinguished party of visitors arrived in the city yesterday from Richardton, consisting of Abbot Pri mate de Hemptine from the Bene dictine at Rome Abbot Peter Engel of St. Cloud, Minn. Very Rev. Father Julius Maredsaks of Belgium, secre tary to the Primate. They were ac companied from Richardton by Bish op Wehrle of this city, and Father Clemensof Mandan. Father Robert and Father Hansen of Garrison, are also in the city to meet th party. The Primate and his party are on a visiting tour to the Benedictine or ders. They will probably leave this city today for Winnipeg, and fram there they will pass through the Saskatchewan country and west to Washington, their destination. While here they visited the St. Alexius hos pital. "For shoe repairing, go see Busch.' 4,680 Beans In Bean Jar J. R. THOMAS, Bismarck 4,500 Winner will please call and get $5.00 due bill as prize. THE BOSTON L. Best, Proprietor MARYTHERESA STRAUSS DIED WEDNESDAY A. M. ANOTHER OF BISMARCK'S OLD SETTLERS PASSED TO THE GREAT BEYOND. Funeral Services Not Definitely Ar ranged Many Relatives at Bed side During Last Hours. Another of Bismarck's pioneer citi zens has answered the Master's sum mons and has gone to the great Be yond. Mrs. Mary Thresa Strauss hav ing passed away at 5:30 yesterday morning at her home, 222 Second street. Mrs. Strauss ha3 been in very poor health for the past two weeks and the end was not unexpected by members of the family and immedi ate friends. She was conscious al most to the last and fully realized her condition. There were present, her daughter, Mrs. Cora Strauss-Mc Lean Vincent E. Wilham, Arthur C. Wilham and Dr. B. F. Strauss. Funeral services will be held either Friday or Saturday morning, depend ing upon when relatives from a dis tance will reach the city. There will be a private service in the house at 9:30 and requiem high mass at 10 o'clock in the Catholic church. The remains will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Catholic cemetery. Mary Theresa Walters was born in Monroeville, Huron county, Ohio, on Jan. 10, 1839, and was therefore 71 years. 9 months and 2 days old at the time of her death. She was married in 1856 to Frank J. Wilham, an army officer who \*as killed in battle at Marshville, Tenn. Three children were born to this union, Vincent E. Wilham of Helena, Mont., house representative for sev eral years, and now democratic can didate for the senate Arthur S. Wil hnr" of fhis city. She was married INDUSTRIAL ARTS EXHIBIT FINE ONE WORK OF WOMEN OF AL NA- TIONS SHOWN A PRESBY- TERIAN CHAPEL. Invitation Extended to Public to In spect Display—Some Articles Being Offered for Sale. The industrial arts exhibit being held in connection with the meeting of the state federation of women's clubs is one of the interesting feat ures. The exhibit is on display at the Presbyterian church capel and has been attracting considerable atten tion. It has been the idea of the ladies having the matter in charge to get some of the handiwork of every nationality represented in the state and as a result they have gath ered a very cosmopolitan array of work. Mr. Allen of Mandan, has a fine ex hibit of Indian work and the institute for the feeble minded at Grafton has sent in a fine selection of the work done by the inmates of that institu tion. There are a number of articles on display which will be offered for sale. Everyone is invited to attend this display, whether they wish to pur chase or not and there will undoubt edly be a large attendance at the church today. "For shoe repairing, go see Busch." CROCODILE TEARS. Old 8hed Legends That the Brutes Them Over Their Prey. There was an old story, to which we find constant reference in Elizabethan writers, that crocodiles wept over their prey. No doubt the legend arose because the crocodile possesses large ly developed lachrymal glands, but it appears in various amusing forms. As early as the fourteenth century. In "Mandeville's Travels," we find: "In that contre ben great plentee of Coka drilles. Theise serpentes slen men, and thel eten hem wepynge." An odd turn is given to the tale by the narrator of one of Sir John Haw kins' voyages. Whether he was a mar ried man or not we do not know, but he writes: "His nature is ever, when he would have his prey, to cry and sob lifee a Christian body, to provoke them to come to him. and then be snatched at them! And thereupon came this proverb, that is applied unto women when they weep. Lachrymae crocodili. the meaning whereof is that as the crocodile when he crieth goeth them about most to deceive, so doth a woman most commonly when she weepeth." In Fuller's "Worthies" there is the added information that "the crocodile's tears are never true save when he Is forced where saffron groweth." Shake speare, Spenser and Dryden allude to this old world fancy. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE CAPITALPENALTY Some Curious Methods of Exe cuting Criminals. MOROCCO USES THE LASH. Flogging to Death It Still In Vogus Among th« Moors—Strangulation Is Employed In Austria, and Spain Clings to the Garrote. There nre many curious methods of inflicting capital puuishincnt in the various countries of the old world, some of I hem tinged with the cruelty of the dark ages. Morocco is perhaps the most mediae viil country in existence. Flogglm to again to Ernst L. Strauss in Weaver-1 death is still in vogue. It is not NO ville, Trinity county, California, and very long ago that Mulul Hafid had three children were born to them, two of which are living, Mrs. Cora Strauss McLean, and Dr. B. F. Strauss, both of Bismarck. Mr. Strauss died eighteen years ago in this city. Mrs. Strauss was truly a pioneer, having lived in Bis wtarck nearly thirty-four years, where she was known and loved by all. Mrs. Strauss was a faithful mem ber of the Catholic church. Aside from those above mentioned she is survived by two brothers in Mans field, Ohio, a brother-in-law, Fred Strauss, jeweler of this city, and two grandsons, Frederick B. Strauss, Jr., and Vincent E. Wilham, Jr. the Shereef Kittain executed in this horrible fashion. The ameer of Afghanistan has pe culiar methods of muking the punish uient fit the crime. A baker, for sell lng short weight, was rousted in his own oven, and a man who had started a scare that the Russians were ad vancing on Kabul was placed on a stool fastened on top of a tall pole and kept there on sentry go till he died of sleeplessness and exhaustion. Political crimes are not uncommon in Persia and the revolutionists, when caught, are dealt with summarily. Four conspirators who were recently caught in the act of throwing a bomb in the crowded bazar at Teheran were hanged and quartered in the same fashion that prevailed in England up to the seventeenth century. The re mains of the wretched men were hung at the city gates as a horrible warning. An Austrian officer convicted of poi soning bis superior officers In the at tempt to win promotion waa sentenced to be strangled. Austria is the only country which employs this particular method of ex ecution, but Spain's garrote is very similar. The original method of gar rating was. In fact, nothing but stran gling. The criminal was seated on a chair fixed to a post, a loop of rope was placed encircling his neck and the post, and by means of a stick or cudgel (Spanish "garrote") inserted be tween the post and the condemned man's neck the cord was tightened until strangulation ensued. The modern garrote consists of a brass collar containing a sharp pointed screw. The executioner turns the •crew, and Its point penetrates the spinal marrow, causing Instant death. Every civilized country does its best nowadays to make the dreadful task of execution as rapid and painless as possible. Hanging as at present per formed is a very different matter from what it used to be in England. Till nearly the end of the eighteenth century the condemned man was made to stand in a cart with a rope around his neck, and the cart was then driven away from under him. In 1783 parlia ment abolished this practice as being too barbarous, and a platform was substituted for the cart. In 1874 this method was improved by proportioning the length of the drop to the weight of the body. The state of New York inaugurated the electric chair many years ago, but its only advantage over hanging is that the man who switches on the cur rent is out of sight of the death cham ber and so escapes the grewsome title of public executioner. Formerly all criminals in England died by the ax, and undoubtedly the ax in the hands of a skillful heads man was as merciful an Instrument of death as any which exist today. In Prussia decapitation by the ax is still the recognized method of execution, but the rest of Germany follows the example of France and uses the guillo tine. Execution bad almost become obso lete in France until public sentiment was so aroused by the ever Increasing number of brutal murders that in Jan uary, 1909. "the widow." as the French term the instrument, was dragged out of its retirement and four miscreants were publicly executed at Bethune, In the north of France. The guillotine was invented by a doctor named Gnillotin more than a century ago. but it Is not true that the Inventor fell a victim to his own de vice. He died quietly in his bed. The guillotine consists of two upright posts grooved on the Inside. An Immensely heavy and sharp steel blade Is fixed to slide in these grooves, and the execu tioner has nothing to do but pull a rope, when the blade drops and decap itates the victim Instantly. There. _&re_. a fcat. cpjmftifis^sbse FUN THAT FAILED. Mark Twain's Burlesque of Emer son, Longfellow and Holmes. FT SHOCKED THE IMMORTALS. W. D. Howe I Is' Description of the Dis mal Effect of the Humorist's At tempt to Make Game of the Dignified Literary Trio at the Boston Dinner. In his memories of Mark Twain in Harper's \V. I). Howells tells of the dinner in Boston when Mark Twain, with fatal effect, made game of Emer son, Longfellow and Holmes: "Ho believed he had been particu larly fort una to iu his notion for the speech of that evening, nnd ho had worked it out in joyous self reliance. It was the notion of three tramps. three dendbonts. visiting a California mining camp and imposing themselves I upon the innocent miners as respec tively Itnlph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wudswortli Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes. The humor of the conception must prosper or must fail according to the mood of the hearer, but Clemens felt sure of compelling this to sympathy, and he looked for ward to an unparalleled triumph. "But there were two things that he had not taken into account. One was the species of religious veneration in which these men were held by those nearest them. They were men of ex traordinary dignity, of the thing call ed presence for want of some clearer word, so that no one could well ap proach them In a personally light or trifling spirit. I do not suppose that anybody more truly valued them or more piously loved them than Clem ens himself, but the Intoxication of his fancy carried him beyond the bounds of that regard and emboldened him to the other thing which he had not taken Into account—namely, the immense hazard of working his fancy out be fore their faces and expecting them to enter into the delight of It. If neither Emerson nor Longfellow nor Holmes had been there the scheme might pos sibly have carried, but even this is doubtful. "I was the hapless presldeut, fulfill ing the abhorred function of calling people to their feet and making them speak. When I came to Clemeus I Introduced bim with the cordial ad miration I had for him as one of my greatest contributors and dearest friends. Here, I said, in sum, was a humorist who never left you hanging youj_hend^for haying enjoyed his joke. A LARGE Assortment Of good shoes is what you have to select from when vou! O SEE or m® F@dl©irati@ini An Ibm Friends Before you leave for home, you are especially invited to visit our greenhouses and see for your selves that our claims are correct—that we have the largest, best and most modern plant in the state. It will be a great pleasure to us to show you the different houses and their contents. THE STREET CAR CONDUCTOR WILL LET YOU OFF AT THE RIGHT PLACE. capital punishment tins been abolished, notably Switzerland In Italy also there have been no executions for civil offenses for many years past.—St. Lou Is Post-Dispatch. FLORA 00 and then the amazing mistake, the be wildering blunder, the cruel catastro phe was upon us. I believe that after the scope of the burlesque made itself clear there was no one there, lucluding the burlesquer himself, who was uot smitten with a desolating dismay. There fell a silence, weighing many tons to the square inch, which deep ened from moment to moment and was broken only by the hysterical and blood curdling laughter of a single guest, whose name shall not be hand ed down to Infamy. Nobody knew whether to look at the speaker or down at his plate. I chose my plate as the least allliction, and so I do not know how Clemens looked, except when 1 stole a glance at hliu and saw him standing solitary amid his ap palled and appalling listeners, with his joke deail on his hands. From a first glance at the great three whom his jest had made its theme, I was aware of Longfellow sitting upright and re garding the humorist with an air of pensive puzzle, of Holmes busily writ ing on his menu with a well feigned effect of preoccupation, and of Emer son holding his elbows and listening with a sort of Jovian oblivion of this nether world in that lapse of memory which saved him in those later years from so much bother. Clemens must have dragged his joke to the climax and left It there, but I cannot say this from any sense of the fact. Of what happened afterward at the table where the Immense, the wholly inno cent, the truly unimagined affront was offered, I have no longer the least re membrance. I next remember being in a room of the hotel where Clemens was not to sleep, but to toss in despair and Charles Dudley Warner's saying In the gloom. 'Well. Mark! You're a funny fellow.' It was as well as any thing he could have said, but Clemens seemed unable to accept the tribute. "1 stayed the night with him. and the next morning after a haggard breakfast we drove about, and he made some purchases of bric-a-brac for bis bouse In Hartford, with a soul as far away from bric-a-brac as ever tbe soul of man was. He went home by an early train, and he lost uo time In writing back to the three divine personalities which he had so Involun tarily seemed to flout. They all wrote back to him. making it as light for him as they could. I have heard that Emerson was a good deal mystified nnd in his sublime forgetfuluess asked. 'Who was this gentleman who appear ed to think he had offered him some sort of annoyance?' But I am not sure that this is accurate. What I am sure of is that Longfellow a few days after in my study stopped before a photograph of Clemens and said. 'Ah. he Is a wag!" and nothing more. Holmes told me. with deep emotion. such as a brother humorist might well feel, that he had not lost an instant in replying to Clemens' letter and assur ing him that there had not been the least offense and entreating him never Gut* CANDIES QnjiHii Arc speciallydesigned foradmirers of Qualitylb -^amLEleganco ^oiusaleaL* to think of the matter again. 'He sal that he was a fool, but he was God's fool.' Holmes quoted from the letter with a true sense of the pathos and) humor of the self abasement." The First Gentleman. Who was the first •'gentleman?" 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