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TRIBUNE WANT AHS Telephone 13 or 32 BRING RESULTS THIRTY-FIRST TEAR DEVIL S IE ASAHOS Editors can Say Nothing too Good About Meeting Sport Contests one Big Fea ture of Convention DEVILS LAKE, June 26.—The edi torial convention is thing of the past and the residents of the city have taken a long breath and will again be able to proceed on their way uninterrupted. That the meeting was a success is attested to by the many remarks of commendation by those who were present. Saturday afternoon was given over to sports and it is stated that it was more fun than a box of monkeys to see those who have been used only to the typewriter and the type case attempting to make good as athletes. The Sports. Immediately after dinner the list of sports was taken up in the ball park and for the rest of the afternoon there was more fun than a box of monkeys, and it was a dead heat between the men and the women as to which made the most noise or laughed the hardest. It was the greatest field sport day ever seen in Devils Lake that the North Dakota Editorial association put on and ended in a splendid .way the pleasant two-day su-tmer session of the press gang. Tug of War. The piece de resistance was the tug of war between the two bitter political elements in the editorial association, strong representatives of the "Pro gressives" being at one end of the rope, while the ringleaders of the "gang" pulled at the other. The "Progressives" composed such leaders as Brewer, Culcord, Black, Mitchell and Johnson, and, of course, they were laid out by the "Gangsters," who included Walter Taylor, Packard, Dan Brennan, Abbott and Wehe. It was a great circus and the crowd worked about as hard as the contest ants in their efforts to wrest victory for their favorites. Chased the Umpire. "Murder" was committed in the ball game, Editor Richter, as umpire, rul ing like a tyrant, with a loaded re volver in the mid" r" the diamond. Armed with clubs, the lawyers at last chased Richter to the woods, pulled him from a tree, and with hands bound brought him before the grand stand, where he confessed he was glad he stole the game for the editors. After a dead heat between Brewer and Black, the "Kernel" won the fat man's race. Mrs. Norman Black won the potato race. Editor Tostevin of Mandan won the hack race. Grant Hager and Col. Joe Kelly tied at pie eating, after Westerhagen wa3 ruled off for throwing same over Wis shoulder. After running a dead heat with Blonde, Long won the 100-yard dash. Everybody's tired but happy. Devils Lake is willing to wager that North Dakota's newspaper men are the best fellows in the world. BOWBELLSBANK STORYACANARDBOX The Tribune knows for a certainty that it got a "bum steer" in the article published last week (a dispatch from Bowbells) regarding the alleged dis appearance of the assistant cashier of the state bank of Bowbells in which story ,it was stated tnat a rumor was current at Bowbells that the cashier had left the city and that he had with him some of the books of the institution which were re quired by the attorney for the state in the trial of G. L. Bickford. and that the books were being secreted on ac count of a fear that their appearance in the case would implicate others than Bickford. The Tribune is glad of this opportunity to state that there was no foundation for the report that was sent out of Bowbells, evidently tor the purpose of injuring the stand ing of the bank and those connected with it. All of the books that were asked for by either side in the ase have been presented to the court. The assistant cashier referred to is in Bowbells and his whereabouts were at no time a secret. T^ publication of the report was one of those things sometimes confront a publisher and for which the Tribune is willing to make amends in this manner. OLD SETTLERS MEETING WASHBURN, N. D., June 26—At torney Bangs, who is conducting the defense in the Bickford case, and Judge Winchester of the Sixth Judicial District will be the speakers at the reunion of the old settlers at the McLean county tomorrow afternoon. (Special to the Tribune) WASHBURN. N. D.. June 26—At 11:30 the defense rested and the at tempt of counsel for the defense to draw a statement from Bickford on the stand that the Bowbells bank cer tificates of deposit were finally taken up and that the state lost nothing brought objection from the state which was sustained. Bickford admitted asking Olson to carry the certificates for a while, as he was unable to take them up, but denied saving said anything about having made bad investments. Mrs. Bickford, sweet faced and sad. took the stand for a moment to corroborate a bit of her husband's unimportant testimony. Fred Andrews of Bowbells took the stand to testify to Bickford *s good reputation at home. Counsel for state expressed willingness to concede de fendants good reputation. Said oth erwise he would not have been elected Senator W. H. Steel testified to Bickford's good reputation. Fred W. Hendrickson, a former re presentative, did likewise. Trial it Resumed. WASHBURN, June 26—At the re sumption of the trial today of G. L. Bickford, the former state treasurer, charged with the embezzelement of $60,000 of the state's funds, the cross examination by the state of the de fendant was resumed. It was beliv ed that this cross examination would occupy several houds at the state had intimated as much when the question of adjournment Saturday was under consideration by Judge Crawford. The jurors appear thankful for the respite from the heat, and rehearsal of tedious details of the voluminous business of the state treasurer's of fice which has occupied most of the time thus far in the trial. Most of the 180 exihibits already offered in evidence are still in sight, but it is not believed that many of them will have to be gone over again except in the final arguments of the counsel. The defense has not yet given out any statement as to the number of witnesses it will produce, but it is not believed the number will be any greater than that used by the prose cution. It will be remembered that the state had twenty-two subpoenaed but used only ten, resting with a sud denness that was a surprise to most of those who had been informed of the number of witnesses on hand. Most of the witnesses and attorneys in attendance at the trial and who could not reach their homes, took ad vantage of the opportunity to spend a Sunday in Bismarck and enjoy a visit at the capital city. MAGAZINETRUST NEXT 1 LIST (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. I une 26.—CivU anti-trust suit against the Periodical Publishers association, commonly called the magazine trust, will be filed in the United States court at New York some time tomorrow unless pres ent plans of the department of jus tice are changed. TRUST IN A NEW LIGHT (By Associated Press) NE WYORK, June 26.—An indict ment formulated under the criminal provision of the Sherman law, was returned today by the federal grand jury against the "Eastern Box Board club," alleged to he the successor of the undissolved "Fibre and Manila association." TWO LOST WHEN BALLOON FALLS (By Associated Press) BREMEN, Germany, June 26—Dur ing a viloent storm, one of four bal loons which ascended at Paris Satur day fell into the North Sea neajr he island of Juist, off the East Fris ian group yesterday, the craft car ried rapidly out to sea. Two persons were aboard her. A rescue boat was sent out but returned later having recovered only an empty ballast bag. The other three balloons landed safely on the fcast Frisian coast (Special to the Tribune) MINOT, June 26.—Rev. J. M. Suth erland and the delegates from the Minot church, and Rev. E. S. Shaw, returned last evening from the an nual meeting of the Mouse River as sociation of Congregational churches at Maxbass. They report one of ti.ie best meetings of the seven in the history of the association. Rev. J. M. Sutherland wao elect-ed moderator and Rev. H. H. Pollard of Lignite scribe. KELLER TO MANAGE CASE. ST. JAIL Minn.. u.Tne 26.—Locally officials interested in the Cass Lake district incendiary cases are resting. O. O. Rindal. superintendent of the World's Greatest Ocean Liner Olympic Approaching NeW York ©oclfc I rnoro »trfm«HT.my .*F-I*»ICA.« (By Associated Press) NEW YORK. June 26— The arrival here of the steamship Olympic on her maiden transatlantic trip gives the American public its first opportunity to inspect the largest and greatest steamship in the world. It took the Olympic days 16 hours 42 minutes to dos the Atlantic. The average speed of the new liner over the long course of 2,894 miles was 21.7 knots an hour. Besides the Turkish bath, swimming pool, gymnasium, deck golf course, pi^marrK Pitilt) ®rilwne. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 26,1911 room that will accommodate 400 dan cers, The first dance was held on the trip over and was a great success. The length of the Olympic is 882 feet. Stood on end the new vessel would be more than 10 feet taller than the new Woolworth building, which it to be the tallest building in the world. The ship's breadth is 92 feet and the height from the bottom of the keel to the top of the captain's house is 105 feet, while the distance from the top of her funnels to the keel is 175 feet. Her crew numbers 850. squash racket course and sun parlor,:The weight of the Olympic is 66.000 there has been provided a large ball- tons. ++**r+**+++*.*+4.0+.t^r*++**+++»+*M*»+*+++++*'»**+'*+*++++*++++*++*-*++*"+*-++ CONGREGATIONALISIS END THEIR MEETING MINOT MAN SAVES 2 FROM DROWNING (Special to the Tribune} MINOT, June 26.—Jim Murray saved a man and woman from drown ing in the swimming holes west of town the other day. The man and woman were swimming and in some way were pulled down by the current. When Murray appeared on the scene the two were at the bottom of tfte riv er. It took some time to bring the man to consd.ousness, but the wom an's condition was not so bad. "WORST IS OVER." CASS LAKE, Minn., June 26.—'The worst is over now." said Dr. A. Pinkertons, said his men were busy I Dumas. "They have done me as clinching details of the work the band much harm as they can. More has of yeggs has been doing, but that a been asserted by far already than will big arrest will come soon. ever be brought out in the trial. I State Fire Marshal Keller will leave feel that things are looking brighter." for Bemidji as soon as duties in his Croups gather at the hotel where Dr. office will permit. He will take per- Dumas is stopping. and where he sonal charge of the work there. holds an informal reception nightly. President Taft and Noted Scholars at Yale University, Where Executive Lauded the A nti- Trust Decisions At this juncture when it seemed as though court would have to adjourn, Judge Pollock suggested that they hold court out under the trees, and adjourned! the session to meet outside. The bailiff's carried the table and judge's chair, the jury mem and law yers helped with the furniture, and in a few moments court was be'.ng conducted in regulation manner in the orten air. This, if not the first, is one of the very few times when such an incident has taken place. LUTHERAN CONVENTION CLOSED YESTERDAY (Special to the Tribune) FARGO, June 26.—Yesterday was the last day of the Lutheran synod meeting in Fargo. The morning ses sion Saturday was devoted entirely to business and the afternoon ro an auto rfde to points of interest about the city. Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock there wcro services held at which Rev. William Eckert of Racine, Wis., delivered a strong and interesting ser mon and in the evening the meeting was brought to an end by well at tended and enthusiastically received services. This has been one of the most, successful meetings in the his tory of the synod and great prepara tions for work of the coming year has been made. LAND CLAIMS ARE FINALLY COURT WAS BELB[Secr""ry a E (Special to the Tribune) SHERBROOKE, June 26.—Court in the open air, with the foliage of trees overhead and the green sward under feet, was held by Judg Pollock in tl Steele county district court at Sher brooke. It seems that the court room at Sherbrooke is in a frame structure without -ventilation and rather small. On Wednesday the thermometer be gan to go up and it went up until the heat finally became unbearable. Jury men and attorneys were in their shirt sleeves, but this did not relieve the oppressive •effect t:f the torrid atmos phere. TRIBUNE Telephone 13 or 32 Case has Been in Public Eye Constantly for Over Two Years lHorgan=Guggenheimer Syndicate Make Ap= peal to Supreme Court (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, June 26— The fa mous Cunningham Alaskan coal land claims through which it has been al leged that the Morgan-Gueggenheim syndicate had planned to extend their vast interests tin Alaska and to con trol one of the most valuable coal fields in the world, were today finally disallowed by the department of the interior. Secretary of the Interior Walter Fisher having approved the depart ment's decision as handed down by Fred Dennett, commissioner of the land office, the last door is believed to have been closed to the Cunnipg kiam claimants. Their attorneys have threatened an appeal to the United States supreme court, but such an ap peal can be based only on some point of law involved and not on the find ings of Ih ict as announced by the department. The Cunningham claims have been in the public eye constant ly for more than two years past. They brought about the Ballinger-Pinchot investigation by Congress and the dis missal from ttie public service of Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, Louis R. Glavis, chief of the field division in the land office, and several minor of ficials. Both Pinchot and Glavis were dismissed for insubordination, in clined to their attacks on former Sec retary Ballinger, whom they claimed was favorably disposed toward the claims. In announcing the decision of the department, Fisher, who suc ceeded Ballinger last March, declared that the new coal land laws are needed in Alaska if tjhat territory is to be developed properly in the set tlement the secretary said. "This is the final decision of the Cunningham claims so far as the de partment of the interior is concerned. Any further proceedings will be mere ly formal for the purpose of perfect ing die record on the case. The claim ants think there are questions of law r+++*+»-»r++*r^r+rr*+»*+*~r**r+**»**+» LIITLEOIRL WAS BABLY INJURED (Special to the Tribune) THINK FIRE STARTED TO GET REVENGE Underwood Journal: A fire occurr ed at the home of Ole Gradin, seven miles. southwest of Underwood, in which Mr. Gradin lost his large barn and everything there was in it except the stock. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS FIVE CENTS which they desire to present to the courts. It lis my understanding that it is conceded that the findings upon the facts by the department are con clusive. It is the intention of the de partment to proceed at once to a final determination of all remaining Alask an coal claims so far as this can properly be done, denying those that should be denied, and granting those that should be granted, as rapidly as )K)ssiible. Commissioner Dennett in his decision, holding the claims for cancellation on the ground of fraud, declares that, each of the .13 entries was improperly allowed because of fatal defects apparent on their face. He asserts that the government con clusively established the charge brought against f!io claimants and that there is no doubt but that an agreement existed among them in vio lation of law, The thirty-three claims involved amounted to an aggregate area of 5,250 acres. The value of the land has been established high in the millions. The coal embraced in the claims is said to be diie finest in the world. The government charge aga'inst Cunningham and his associates was that their entries of coal land were made in pursuance of an understand ing and agreement, entered into by all the claimants prior to location, to combine the several claims for the joint use and benefit of all. It was further claimed that the entries were made with the unlawful purpose that they should inure to the use and bene fit of an association or corporation." After reviewing all the facts brought out at the various trials and hearings in the case, extending over a period of several years, and including the final hearing recently amended by Fisher himself, Dennett reached the conclusion that, the claims .had no legal outstanding and ordered them cancelled. Secretary Fisher promptly approved this finddng, although to complete the record he must do so formally upon an appeal to him. floor fell in nearly catching Mr. Gradin as it fell, all that remained'"in the barn were a calf and a hog that were unable to get out. Beside loosing the barn a large amount of hay and oats were burned, together with twelve sets of harness and some machinery. The total loss is about $2,000, as it was partly cov ered by insurance. The cause of the fire is a mystery, but it is thought some convict that RHAME, June 26—Ruth, the little two-year old daughter of Frank De-Iliad served his time at Bismarck and Kleinhan, was accidentally run over wanted a revenge on the ex-sheriff by a wagon at the ranch 25 miles southwest of town. The driver of the wagon was passing near the ranch and a little boy came out to get a hammer off the wagon, and while the driver was talking to the boy, the little girl came up on the opposite I side of the wagon unnoticed. When !the teum started the driver noticed I that the front wheels struck some 'thing, and looking back saw the lit tle girl the wheel had passed over her head and it seems strange that life was not crashed out of her in stantly. She was brought at once to the Ithame Hospital. Dr. Ewbank is attending her and there seems to be a prospect for her recovery. is the one that did the deed. NEW TRIAL IS AN INTERESTING CASE HANKINSON, June 26.—Some time ago there was a separation between Frank Luick and his wife of Fair mount, .lohn Arends, a brother of Mrs. Luick. took a prominent part in the affairs of the family and urged her to leave him. Later Luick brought a damage suit against Arends for the alienation of hia wife's affections and the case oc cupied the attention of the district court for nearly three weeks, result ing in a verdict in favor of Luick. Arends appealed the case to the su preme court which handed down its decision last week, reversing the dis trict court and ordering a new trial. BAD COUNTERFEIT MONEY. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON', June 26.—Counter feit $5 bill on the Citizens National bank of Albert Ix?a, Minn., has been Mr. Gradin was returning home found by the secret service. It is ifrom Underwood with a lad when, within a mile and a half of home, he noticed his barn was on fire, he put the whip to his horses, who had 'been taking their time, and arrived at the scene in time to cut loose fourteen head of fine work horses. As the last horse left the barn the very poor photograph and not likely to deceive many. THE WEATHER. (By Associated Press) North Dakota—Generally fair to night and Tuesday cooler tonight in sotuheast portion.