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Seattle, Wash., Oct. 14.—Charles F.
Munday, Ceorge Simmonds and Cor-1
nelius Christopher, all prominent Seat
tie men, were arrested here late today I
on indictments charging conspiracy
to defraud the government in the I
Alaska coal cases. They were releas
ed under bonds of $2,000 each.
Washington, Oct. 14.—After months
of secret effort and patient waiting,
the oflicials of the general land office
•..ere able to announce today the in
dictment of a number of claimants to
valuable coal land in Alaska. The en-
are located. They are what are known
as the English or Stracey and the
Christopher-Simmonds groups, the for
mer containing eighty and the latter
74 claims of 1G0 acres each.
The deposits covered by these
claims are believed to be as rich as
these of the Cunningham mines which
cut a conspicuous figure in the Bal
linger-Pinchot controversy. The in
dictments were handed down in the
United States district court sitting at
Tacoma, and thie information that
they had been returned was convey
ed in two telegrams received by Com
missioner Dennet, from Special Agent
Christensen in charge of Alaskan
matters, to whose efforts the findings
are especially due. The first message
contained the announcement of the
action against the English group and
stated that indictments had been re
turned against I. C. F. Munday, A. H.
Stracey, Archie W. Shields and E. E.
Siedley. A few minutes later came
the second telegram telling of the in
dictments of Cornelius Christopher,
George Simmonds and Mortimer C.
Sweeney of the second group. He
added that warrants would be issued
as soon as the indicted men could be
apprehended. The first group of de
fendants takes its name from the fact
that a number of thje persons in
Western Canada are supposed to be
interested in the claims taken up by
this party. Stracey, one of the men
indicted,, is a resident of Vancouver,
and is charged with being instrumen
tal in making some of the locations.
Munday is an attorney in Seattle. The
charge against the indicted men is
that the entries were made in the
names of "dummies." Most of the en
trymen were residents of Washington
and their claims are said to have been
located with an agreement that they
should be deeded to third parties as
soon as the parties willing to become
interested could be found by the lo
cater. There is said to have been a
further understanding that the locat
er should receive a large percentage
of the sale price. The charge differs
from the charge made in the Cunning
ham claims, in which there was no
allegation that the entrymen took the
claims for persons other than them
selves, but rather that they had a
previous agreement to work or dis
pose of their claims as a unit. It
is said that few of the claimants in
the new classes ever saw the land
on which their names were used for
location. Both groups of claims fig
ured to a considerable extent in con
nection with the Balinger-Pinchot in
quiry. Charges of fraud in connec
tion with the entries were maed two
years ago, and it was asserted that
the investigation had been started
by the land office, supposedly for a
sinister purpose.
Meeting the allegation with the
statement that the services of the
land office force were imperatively re
quired elsewhere, and that there was
no statute of limit\tions to run against
these cases, it was conceded that they
were not pressed for a period. Since
last May, however, Christensen has
been giving the major portion of his
time to them with a result over which
the land office and the interior depart
ment confesses itself gratified. It is
also known that another federal grand
(Continued on pace 8)
Result of Alaskan Investigation Very Gratifying to
Officials of United States Land Office and
Department of the Interior
Indictments Handed Down in $
Distric CourUnited
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 14. -Steps were
taken by the Interstate Commerce
tries involved number 154 and cover Commission looking to an appeal to
almost 2"i,000 acres of land, all of the United States supreme court of
which lies in the Hehrhig strait dis-• cases, which were de-o?r?ed arp.ir.s» It l!r ii I Tp'ia
trict in which the Cunningham claims'a few days ago, through the findings HUlll Li UlllllOUll llu|j"
of a master of the United States cir
suit court, at St. Paul, Minn. The
cases involved an increase in the
freight rate on lumber and forest
products generally from the North
Pacific states to Mississippi river
transfer points and to Chicago pints.
The action against the commission
order was instituted by the Great
Northern, the Northern Pacific and
the Missouri Pacific railroad com
panies. It was an effort to restrain
the commission from putting into I
effect the rates on lumber which it
prescribed. The findings of
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 14.—Portland,
Ore., today was selected as the next
meeting place of the annual conven
tion of Christian Churches. R. H.
Long of Kansas City, smoothed over
one of the dissentions occasioned by
his offer of $129,000 of stock in the
Christian Publishing company of St.
Louis by formally offering the stock
to the churches and requesting that
no decision be made at the present
The difficulty arose over the fact
that the church is not legally organ
ized and cannot hold property until
it is organized. Action on the Phill
put resolution providing for a central
organization was postponed until next
Gibraltar, Oct. 14.—King Manuel of
Portugal, the Queen Mother, Amelie,
the Duke of Oporto, the Count of Sa
bugosa, grand master of the Portu
gese court, and the count of Figueiro,
master of ceremonies of the court,
held a conference here today con
cerning the future action to be tak
en by the king and the other mem
bers of the royal household. It was
decided that King Manuel should
lead a quiet life until his health is
fully recovered, and that meanwhile
his friends in Portugal should under
take a vigorous political campaign,
in which the supporters of Duke
Michael of Baragansea, the pretender,
will co-operate, to return as many
monarchist candidates as is .possible
at the elections.
Entries Involved 15
4 in Number and Cover DTP HIP II
25,000 Acres CtlllNO W I.
"Wall Street and Tammany
Hall Have Struck
resentative of Popular
Elmira, N. Y., Oct. if—With one
broad-side for Tammany hall and an
other for Wall Street, Roosevelt open
ed his campaign today for the repub
lican state ticket. The text of his
speech was "Wall Street and Tam
many Hall Have Struck Hands." His
slogan was "You are wanted in room
2 1 2
master approved by the court as a Rochester hotel was
part of its decision, practically fixed
the rates in accordance with the de
sires of the railroads. Luther Walt
ers, acting as attorney for the com
mission, left for St. Paul today to
institute an appeal in the case to the
United States supreme court. The ap
peal probably will be filed on Mon
day next.
Are you going'"
Room 212 in
occupied by
Charles F. Murphy, leader of the
Tammany Hall, during the Democrat
ic state convention. Back in his na
tive state from his southern tour,
Roosevelt started things going in his
first speech of the day at Dunkirk.
He spoke at Fredonia, Sinclairville,
Gerry, Jamestown. Salamanca,
Wellsville, Hornell, Corning and El
The crowds in the early part of the
day were not large and there was lit
tle cheering. Later in the day the
crowds grew larger and there was
more enthusiasm.
Roosevelt had only the one theme
for his speeches. It was what he has
termed the alliance between Wall
street and Tammany Hall, which, he
said, was the most complete alliance
between corrupt business and corrupt
political bosses which the state had
seen since the days of Tweed. If the
democrats should win the election,
he said, Tammany Hall and Wall
Street would dominate the state to
the detriment of the people. Oppos
ed to that he pictured the republi
can party as the true representative
of popular rule and Henry L. Stim
son as a man who would flinch at no
opposition and be turned aside by
more influence from serving the peo
ple.. He discussed no concrete issues
state or national but clung to the state
ment that the issue was Tammany
Hall and Wall Street against the peo
ple. Roosevelt pledged his word that
Mr. Stimson, if elected governor,
woul,, administer his office for al
New Orleans, Oct. 14.—Under the
shade of three drooping cypress trees
which bordered the far turn of the
quarter mile oval on which the Nat
ional Junior Athletic Championship
was decided here today, nearly all
the heartbreaking struggles of the
meet occurred. The trees stood a few
feet from the beginning of the home
stretch and every victor in the long
races chose this point to make the
sprint which won his race. All the
thrills occurred under the cypresses,
the races being a procession to the
tape after the runners emerged into
the sun ight. The southern athletes,
few of whom will appear in the big
events of tomorrow, had their innings
today, and while they were not often
in at the finish they were credited
with some notalbe performances.
Chief Executive was not at
Home iiini liiiieii to
Navy and war Department
Officers Extend Herm
Washington, Oct. 14.—In
street, upon a selected spot
The airship struck the asphelt pav
ed street squarely in the middle and
rolled 200 feet up the stone and iron
hedges lane in as straight a line as
an automobile could have moved. Taft
was not "at home" to rceive his un
expected caller from the air, but Ad
miral, George Dewey was there to
grasp the hand of the daring aviator
and to offer congratulations.
"I am proud to welcome you," the
hero of Manila Bay exclaimed. Other
high olficilas of the army and navy,
including acting Secretary of War
Oliver and Maj. Gen. Wood, crowded
about the aviator and added their
commendation. „AU ,°
a a
By Associated Press. (around the statud
New York, Oct. 14.—Thomas F. tho international
Ryan has offered a $Hi,'i00 prize for ment, Oct. 22 to ISO. It
the fastest flight from P.elmont park prize to be won for any one feat
a narrow
after an
Mr. White again ascended from the ,_..
,i,» spot whence he had landed and
W a
Later in the day. while giving exhi
bition flights, he had two accidents
which resulted in slight damage to
his two aeroplanes. The aviator, how
ever, escaped unhurt.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 14.—Thomas J.
Riggs, Jr., a government engineer who
has been at work on the Alaska boun
dary survey, reported yesterday the
discovery far north of the Artie cir
cle what he believes to be the highest
mountain on the continent, exceeding
Mount McKinley by nearly 2,000 feet.
Riggs and his party discovered the
mountain while at work on the boun
dary survey near the Porcupine river,
north of latitude 67. The mountain
is east of the 141st meridian. The
height of Mount McKinley is 20,480
Ladies Very Much Pleased
with Courtesy S tan
No Decision Regarding Mee
ting Place for Next
The North Dakota Federation of
Women's Clubs ended its Fourteenth
annual meeting Priday noonli and I he
aerial flight of more thnn six miles afternoon trains were crowded with
across the city, Claude Crahame
White, the English aviator, today
dropped his aeroplane at the side
door of the White House. The flight
occupied only ten minutes. On the
way thither at a height of nearly 50n
feet, he circled the dome of the capi
tol and passed the lofty Washington
monument level with the apex. He
landed between the great buildings of
the state, war and navy departments,
and the low structure of the execu
tive offices in a space where the slight
est deviation from his course would
have impaled him upon the spikes of
the iron fence around the White
House grounds at his right or smashed
him against the granite walls at his
homeward bound
large numbers
There was a feeing of universal sat
isfaction among the ladies who have
been the guests of the Capital City
for the past four days regarding the
many courtesies and the unstinted
hospitality that has been shown them
during their stay in Bismarck. Too
much credit cannot be given the
members of the local committees who
had charge of the arrangements for
the annual meeting. But it was in
deed a pleasure for the Capital City
to act as host to such a brilliant
assemblage of ladies representing as
they do, the intelligence and beauty
of the state.
Resolutions Adopted.
At 9 o'clock Friday morning the la
dies assembled at thy Presbyterian
church for the closing session.
After the minutes of the previous
session had been read and approved,
the committee on resolutions submit-1
ted its report which was adopted as I
follows: I
We, the women of the fourteenth
annual convention of the North Dako
ta Federation of Women's Clubs, fed
erated for the purpose of advancing
the better things for women and
children, and for bettering the social
conditions of our state, advocate tho
folowing resolutions:
Resolved, that while we concede
that a people cannot be made good
!._ {._,. ,,.., _s_U4.
by law we believe that righteous laws
make for the common good, and we
endorse the passage of good laws to
advance the public sentiment in the
realm of morals and education.
Resolved, that we endorse the
movement to establish a national bu
reau of health.
Resolved, that we endorse the mer
it system in state and national civil
Resolved, that we would urge our
legislative committee to do what it
can, and our members to do what
they can, to educate a public senti
ment that will demana of our legislat
ors and assure to us at least one juve
nile court in each judicial district.
Resolved, that we ask each club to
devote at least one meeting of the
year to educational progress, the com
mittee on education to furnish the
topics for the program.
Resolved, that at this parting hour,
it is meet that we offer thanks to,
and express our grateful apreciation
of the tireless and gracious efforts
of the local clubs, of the city organiza
tions, and of the individual citizens
of Bismarck to the Arts and Crafts
committee for its excellent exhibit
(Continued on page 8)
Feared That Much Damage
Will be Done In
Tampa. Ha.. Oct. 14—Tho first
serious tropical storm £, the year,
alter sweeping Cuba last night and
today, and doing minor damage to
shipping in West Indian waters, is to
coastlin with more or less" promise
of Liberty dining' devastation to follow fn Jts wake.
aviation tourna-j approaching tho Florida gulf
the largest j,.
a a
ii...«s promise
of devastation to follow in its wake.
All shipping within a radius of fioo
I miles of Key West was warned by
'wireless this morning of the approach
ing hurricane and tonight most of the
vessels plying these waters have
cast anchor in harbors. The center
of (lie disturbance' which is schedul
ed to sweej both the northern and
southern shores of the gulf,* was re
ported about forty miles west of Ha
vana at t! o'clock tonight, moving
northwest at the rale of lilt miles an
hour, accompanied by a heavy down
pour of rain and high seas. At Key
West a fifty-mile gale was reported
Ih oughout the day. A report that a
steamer had gone aground just out- ,,,
side the harbor was denied later. The ^.,
center of the storm is expected to
strike the Florida coast in the vicin
it- of Tampa tomorrow.
SI. Paul, Minn., Oct. 14.—Following
a conference with United Stales Dis
trict Attorney C. C. Haupt, "Pussy
Foot" Johnson, U. S. Indian agent, will
issue tomorrow some kind of an ulti
matum regarding the Cass Lake ter
ritory saloons which come under the
Indian treaty law which he declares
he will enforce without discrimina
tion, as regards white and red men.
Johnson remains steadfast in his
declaration that he will chase liquor
out of the Indian territory of Alin
nesota and he expects little trouble
in doing so. Instead of being "under
orders from Seretary Ballinger of the
interior department, he says he now
has but one degree to obey and that
is the oath of office administered to
him by Ballinger in which he prom
ised to enforce the laws that come
under his jurisdiction. The Indian
treaty is one of them and he says he
will enforce it unless he is removed
from office. He says he has no other
London, Oct. 14.—The English coast
is strewn with wreckage as a result
of a storm which has continued for
two days. The casualty list is already
reported as a long one.
This morning the bodies of five sea
men from the coasting steamer Craw
ford, were picked up off Hartlepool. It
is believed the steamer, which carried
a crew of twenty, foundered and that
the men were attempting to reach
shore in a small boat when they were
Some of the wreckage coming to
shore indicates that a sailing ship met
wit a like fate. Life boats from many
points were out all night and in some
distressed crafts.
rot a a in was
ATI ANTir PIFFm AN ispeaker
Washington, Oct. 14.—Sixteen bat
tleships, comprising the Atlantic fleet,
will assemble in Hampton Roads
about Nov. 1 for a European cruise.
Two English and two French ports
will be visited. The navy department
has decided not to send any cruisers
or torpedo boat destroyers on the
cruise, as originally planned.
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Prairie Fire Delays Special
Train Bearing Business
Large Crowd Makes a Holi
day of the Historic
Mott. I)., Oct. 11.—(Special to
The Tribune.)--The delegation from
!'iVnai'•: reached here in good shape.,
con-dating ei Ceii. Williams, presi
dent of the city commission L. D.
Richardson, general manager of the
North Dakota Independent Telephone
company: F. L. Shuman, district man
aver ol tile North Dakota Independ
ent Telephone company Ceorge F.
Stevenson, representing Ceo. H. Allen
Wholesale (Iroceiv company L. K.
Thompson of the Soo Line l{. C. Bat
lex, representing the International
Harvester company I{. D. Iloskins of
lie Iloskins Stationery company
Carl Melby of the Iloskins Floral com
pany Ceo. Welch of French and
Welch company (!co. Will of the
Pioneer Seed company John A. Gra
ham of the City National bank W.
II. Webb of Webb Bros. Department
store F. K. Shcpard of the First Na
tional bank Ceo. I«\ .McPherson of the
I'.isniarck Tribune Frank Crambo,
M. D. Welch, wholesale hardware L.
K. Opdyke of the Bismarck Settler
('apt. II. T. Murphy, insurance Klin
ne of the North Dakota Herold A.
of the North Dakota Inde
pendent Telephone company W. HL
Cashman, representing Armour and
company: C. H. Baker of Lewis.
Vidger company W. 10. Butler of the
"•tiller Studio W. N. Chase, R. H.
Trency, Western Townsile and Devel
opment company H. S. Smith of Lew
is. Vidger company W. P. Lomas,
Bismarck Hardware company Wm.
O'Hara, manager Commercial club C.
L. Vigneas, O. N. Dunham, F. A. Cope
)in of the Copelin Candy company
F. W. Clark J. W. Dunnett. of the
Stone-Ordean-Wells company.
There are 251 altogether on the
train.. We got here late, about six
o'clock were late on account of a
prairie fire which was started by an
engine of a special train. Our train
was stopped and the entire passeng
er list got off to fight the fire. In
cluded among these was Congress
man Hanna, Land Commissioner Coop
er of the Northern Pacific railroad
company P. I). Norton, candidate for
secretary of state of Hettinger,
many prominent railroad officials and
both Commercial clubs of Bismarck
and Mandan.
Miss Kmily Conroy, who is holding
down a claim in the vicinity of Lark
and Carson, drove her team across on
a dead run to get a gang of section
men to come over and assist in put
ting out the fire and was given great
credit by everyone on the train. She
hadn't been like some other fellows
who tisked who was go ng to pay for
the sacks before they were given to
the lire lighters.
The political speeches will be made
tomorrow. Senator McCumbcr is not
able to be here on account of other
engagements. There is a large crowd
on hand and the stores are gaily dec
orated and the Bismarck Boosters are
doing :i good job. Everybody in the
city were given copies of the Bismarck
Tribune and other advertising mater
ial has been scattered around the city
There is a big crowd here and all
are having a rousing good time.
Cincinnati. Oct. 14.—The third Joint
session of the house of bishops and
the house of deputies of the Protest
ant Episcopal convention took place
instances effected rescues. In other afternoon add was devoted to
cases they were unable to reach the
a N a a a
a of a
now before the convention. The first
I I III I I UI1 feet "Missionary work among the In
dians," and accrding his figures the
churches has made rapid progress
among the red men during the last
quarter of a century.
F. Johnson
North Dakota He
WB sub-fo
Washington, D. C, Oct 14.—Min
nesota—Generally fair Saturday ant
Sunday moderate temperature mod
erate to brisk south winds.
North Dakota and South Dakota-**
Fair Saturday and probably Sunday*
not much change In temperature.-'

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