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THE WEATHER FAIR COOLER WITH FROST. THIETY-FIBST YEAR JUltlST FLAYS LAX METHODS OF• ENfORCING LAWS JUSTICE DE COURCY OF MASSA? CHlif ETTS ADDRESSES PRIS ON CONGRESS. CRIMINALS UNPUNISHED ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL LAW IN AMERICA IS BURN ING DISGRACE. Noted Judge Suggests Criminal Law Reforms, Which Include Simplified Forms of Indictments, Changes in Selections of Juries and in Rules Governing Pleadings. (By Associated Press.) OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 18.—Quoting President Taft as saying that "the ad ministration of criminal law in this country i3 a disgrace to civilization," Judge A. De Courcey of Lawrence, Mass., justice of tae superior court of Massachusetts, befqre th« American Prison association last night, pointed out that the United States was con spicuous for the great number of un punished murderers. "The defense of insanity, the limi tation of the power of judges and the character of testimony allowed to be introduced in behalf of the defend ant, ware some of the evils which, he said! ought to be rectified. "The number of homicides in this country for 1910 were 8,975—an in crease of nearly 900 over the number in 1909 yet but one in 86 ware cap itally punished in 1910, as against one in 74 during the year preceding," said Judge De Courcy. "It is said that in 1896 for each million of the population there were 118 homicides in the United States in Italy less than 15 in Canada less than 13 in Great Britain less than 9 in Germany less than 5. In the last year In London, with a population of 7,000,000, there were but 19 cases of murder. Of the 19 murderers five committed suicide. All of the others except four were ar rested and either convicted and ex i^uted or committed fc* th-a insane asylum. "In New York city 119 cases of hom icide were investigated by the grand jury during the last year, but onlv 4") convictions resulted. Chicago re ports 202 homicides were committed in that city during the last year. Only one of the offenders was hanged fifteen were sent to the penitentiary, and the oth-ai's were set free. In Lou isville, with a population of 224,000, during the last year there were 47 cases of homicide and not a single murderer was hanged. In Alabama for the two years ending September :50. 1910. 630 cases of homicide were disposed of and the death penalty was imposed in but 27 cases. In, North Carolina in the last year there were 141 homicides, and in Ohio 191, and in each an absurdly small num ber capitally punished. The report of the attorney general of Texas states that there were 1,048 indict ments for murder in that state during the years 1909 and 1910, and undoubt edly a large number of homicides in addition for which no indictment was found. "In Alabama a conv'ction for steal-, ing hides was recently set aside be cause the indictment failed to state whether they were mule, cow, goat cr sheep hides. And indictments, were dismissed because father was spelled farther (in South Carolina): because the letter "i" was omitted in spelling malice (in Alabai a)." Judge De Courcy th-en suggested some criminal law reforms which in cluded simplified forms of indict ments, changes in the selections of juries and in the rules governing pleadings." "WESTERN SECTION NAY BECOME BEST yiERRE. S. D., Oct. 18.—State En ^neer Lea has returned from a par a recognizance of the proposed ir rigation plan which comprehends "-he liikmg of water from Cheyenne :»ver near Buffalo Gap, and spreading it over central and western Stanley eoun'y. The time out was not long enough to cover the whole project, but the territory covered shows that in the Bad Lands, south of Wall, is a natural reservoir which would hold water enough for all the demands of such a project, this reservoir being located at a height which would al low the carrying of water to practtr rally all of the prairie section of west /ern Stanley county. That was as far as the work was completed, and tne main question as to the practicability of getting the water into this nat ural reservoir from the Cheyenne river is left to another trip. If this project proves to be feasible, along with other plans now under way the western half of Sooth Dakota will be so nearly covered with irrigation projects that it will be the certain crop section of the state, and the question of precipi tation for the raising of a crop will be the issue of the farmers east of the Missouri instead of those living west that stream. THREE ARE KILLED KANSAS CITY, Oct. 18—Three* men are reported killed and sev en injured In an explosion at the plant of the Fowler Packing com in this city th's morning. A .•. A A A A A EXPLODING PIPES KILL THREE MEN FOWLER PACKING PLANT AT KANSAS CITY IS SCENE OF DISASTER. Section of Roof Fell in but Caught on Machinery, Therebv Saving Lives of Scores of Workmen in Hog Killing Room—Men Scalded to Death by Steam. (By Associated Press) KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 18.— Three men were killed and five seri ously injured by an explosion of steam pipes in the plant of the Fowler Packing company in this city today. Seventy-five men were at work in thi tank house of the hog kiting depart ment when the pipes burst, causing the roof to fall. Three men were scalded to death by escaping steam. The cause for the bursting of the pipefc is not known. A section of tb© roof fell, but by catching on the machin ery propably saved the lives of many workmen. ANOTHER JUROR IS CHALLENGED STATE HOLD THAT OPINION SHOULD NOT PREJUDICE FAIR TRIAL. McKee Wealthy Contractor. Says He Has Fixed- Opinion That Times Building Was Destroyed by Dyna mite ExplfcJsibn—Woi# of Securing LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18.—The de fense in the McNamara murder trial began today's work by challenging for cause, George W. McKee, a contrac tor who said he had. a fixed opinion that4he Los Angela Times was blown up by dynamite. The state regis tered a challenge and Assistant Dis trict Attorney G. Ray Horton once took up the questioning. The chal lenge against McKee is in line with the avowed policy of the defense un der Attorney Darrow to try to show that the Times building was blown up by gas and that James B. McNa mara, on trial f« the murder of Charles Haggerty. who was killed in the Times disaster, could not have been responsible for the explosion or Haggerty's death. The state holds that an opinion as to the cause of the explosion need not necessarily prejudice a juror to such an extent that he cannot give a fa.r trial. ELKS IN MINSTREL ROLE MINOl. Oct. 18—There is going to be something doing in this little old Magic City on the 15th and 16th of December. That's a long ways off, but so is Christmas and we are look ing ahead to that. There is going to be a minstrel show on these dates and it is going to be given by the Elks. Further state ments are futile. The word "Elk" is sufficient to warrant tt the best show ever produced in Minot. There is going to be so much fun at this show that unless a person is unusually healthy, he'll laugh himself to pieces. The ambulance will be at the door all during the performance in readiness for any such disaster. KRFJTER MURDER TRIAL STARTS ABERDEEN, S. D., Oct. 18—Monday morning Mrs. Eva May Krei'ter was brought before the court charged with the death of her husband. Phillip Kreiter, on their farm near Hecla on the night of February 20, last winter, and last night seven jurors had been secured for the jury which is to decide the fate of the eighteen year old girl who so calmly faces the awful charge confronting her. The couple were married early last January, and came to the Hecla farm to live soon after. Thefr married life was one of many quarrels and Krieter died as the result of a knife wound in the back, an hour or so af ter he and his wife entered te house of the family occupying a part of the farm house on their place. TAiTS JOURNEY WILL BREAK ALL THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE CANNOT REACH WASHINGTON BY NOVEMBER 1 TRIP WILL BE EXTENDED TOTAL MILEAGE OF TOUR WILL APPROXIMATE 17,000 MILES Regular Itinerary of Scheduled Trip Will Be Followed as Far as Pitts urg, but From There Another Four Thousand Miles Will Be Added— President to Visit Tennessee. (By Associated Press) LAS VEGAS, Nevada. Oct. 18—Pres ident Taft will not be able to swing around the circle as scheduled and will not end in Washington on Novem ber 1, as was first contemplated. The trip will be extended until November 15 or 18. The president will travel some three to four thousand miles more than at first intended, bringing the total mileage of his tour up to between sixteen and seventeen thous and miles and breaking all records on presidential travel. The regular itin erary of the general trip will be fol lowed to Pittsburg, then instead of keeping on to Washington. Taft will go direct to Morgantown, W. Va., and will also visit Hot Springs, Va., Cin cinnati, and Hodgensville, Ky. There are two or three tentative dates in Tennessee following this. FARMER SHOT HIMSELF. PEKING, Oct. 18—The rebellion is growing more threatening each day. The fate of the Manchu dynasty is hanging in the balance. A republic has been proclaimed at Wu Chang, and victorious rebels have hoisted their new flag—red, white and blue— at that city as well as at Hankow BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 1911. WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER, SAID TO 8UFFER FROM CANCER ABROAD (By AssociateCl P^ess.) LONDON, Oct. 17—William Rocke feller has arrived In London. He was a passenger on the Mauretania and came from Liverpool by train. /'Mr. Rockefeller is very 111 and is in the care of a physician. The report on the ship was that Mr. Rockefeller is suffering from palsy and iias been compelled to give up his business and DEERING, N. D., Oct. 18—John suffering from pals an aa been Bratton. a farmer, living six miles compelled to give up his business and ident A. M. Thompson was author east and a mile north of Deering, took intends going to a cure on the con-'ized to appoint a committee to secure his own life by shooting himself. The tinent. Mr. Rockefeller's steward in- legal representation to defend the in body was discovered in the granary formed several passengers that he junction suit brought by Attorney on the farm late in the morning ana, believed from overhearing remarks General Miller testing the constitu news of the deed was phoned to town,' of the physician that the real ailment' tionality of the amendment to the con but no particulars were given. 'was cancer. Mr. Rockefeller ap- stitutidn providing for the location of A wif-3 a^d three children are left peared very ps^e ai».' £-}»*ak. He the school in this city and also to ^o mourn hf§ untimely 4-3ath. walked with a tottering step. raise funds to defray the expenses. I Scenes in the Rebellious Sections of China Punishing a ReVolter and Hanyang. The rebellion is spread ing rapidly, and the authorities at Pe king are pan'c stricken. The garri son there is showing signs of seditious •'. RAIN PREVENTS FOURTH GAME DIAMOND AT SHIBE PARK IS THOROUGHLY SOAKED DUR- ING THE NIGHT Showers Fall Intermittently All Morn ing, Driven by Brisk Southeast W.nd, and Play is Impossible—Play ers Chafe Under Necessary Delay. (By Associated Press) »j» I PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18— The national commission at 11:40 of ficially declared the game off on account of rain. There will be a game here tomorrow if the weather permits. $ PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 18—A heavy rainv which set in during the night makes it practically certain that the fourth game between the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants, for the basebaii championship of the World, will not be "laved here today. The rain, which is fall'.ng intermit tently fn showers, is driven by a south east wind and the baseball grounds are thoroughly soaked. However, the game will not be officially postponed by the umpires until later in the day in the hope that, there may be a chance for a contest. Heavy Rain Falling. PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 18.—At 9:4.r, a- heavy rain was falling, making it impossible for the world's champion ship game to be played. MAGIC CITY WILL SECURE COUNSEL M1NOT. X. I)., Oct. 18—At a mass meeting of the citizens of Minot held at he Commercial club rooms, Pres- tendencies, and revolutionary agents special police protection, and the pal- «8» Day, "and I guess that is goiug have sapped its fidelity in every di-jace guards hav-s- been strengthened. sr.n3 for North Dakota." rection. There are now eight foreign 1 The viceroy of Nanking telegraphs warships at Hankow and others are|that the situation is very dangerous." hastening thither. The Peking cor- wild berries that he claims to respondent of the London Times ca-} have picked at Greenwood yes bles: "The court is in great anxiety.'• ttrday. "We got enough to The princes and officials are under make a nice shortcake," said Mr RESUMED STAND IN STEPHEN- SON HEARING FOR THIRTY MINUTES Says That He Was Told Hines and Stephenson Each Put Up Fifty-five Thousand Dollars to Secure Elec tion of the Latter—Heard News in Office of Chicago Attorney. (By Associated Press: MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18—Further in quiry into the testimony of Thomas Morris, lieutenant governor of Wis consin, that he had been told that Edward Hines, a lumberman,* helped to "put over" the election of Senator Isaac Stephenson, was denied by the senatorial investigating committee to day. Lieutenant Governor Morris re sumed the stand for thirty minutes. He repeated his assertions that he met Wirt H. Cook of Duluth, in the office of an attorney named McCor mick, in Chicago, and that while there Cook told him that Hines and Steph enson each put up fifty-five thousand dollars to secure the election, and that Robert J. Sheilds was paid $7, 500 to handle the deal. Morris said he could not remember the full name of the Chicago attorney. PHARMACY BOARD IS IN SESSION FARGO, X. D., Oct. 18.—The North Dakota stats board of pharmacy med ical examiners has been holding a ses sion in this city for a day or two and the members are meeting at. the Gard ner'hotel. Those who are"lKre are as follows: W. L. Parker of Hillsboro. H. L. Hausamen, Grafton W. P. Porter field, Fargo W. Master of Willow City. They had a large class before them and the students were put through their stunts in good shape. It will be a day or two before the result of the examinations are made known,, but it is likely that a large majority of the board will be successful in passing the rather rigorous tests. ACID BY MISTAKE FARGO, N. I).. Oct. 18—As a result of having taken some carbolic acid by mistake. Clifford Nystrom, son of J. Nystrom, proprietor of the Great Northern hotel, is dead and Ms family and relatives are sorrowing for the sudden loss of the young man. For a few days Nystrom had been feeling ill and yesterday his father gave him a small glass of brandy. Later the father left the Great North ern hotel, which he conducts, and told the young man to get some more brandy, if his condition did not im prove. Young Nystrom went after the brandy but made a mistake and swal lowed a large amount of carbolic acid. He walked down stairs where he in formed some friends of this accident and he was given a drink of milk as an emetic. A physician was hurriedly called and worked over the young man, but he was dead in a very short time. The father of young Nystrom was in The street when the news of the death of his son reached him and he was very much effected by the fact that the boy had died such a painful death The deceased was 17 years old and Kved at the Great Northern hotel where he assisted his father in run ning the business. A A «2» A A A A A A OCTOBER STRAWBERRIES. A Devils Lake World: Strawber lies in October is the latest in North Dakota diversified farm ing. C. E. Day, the piano man, proudly walked into The World offic-a this morning wearing in his buttonhole a little cluster o." Last Edition TEN THOUSAND CHINESE TROOPS ENGAGE IN AN EARLYMORNING BATTLE A FIVE CENTS LAND AND NAVAL II IN THE ATTACK FIRE FROM WARSHIPS COVERS LANDING OF LARGE BODY OF TROOPS. FIGHT NEAR_CONCESSIONS EFFECTIVENESS OF WARSHIPS FIRING HAMPERED BY FEAR OF FOREIGNERS. Rebels Have Far Largest Number of Land Fo.-ces Engaged Fighting Started at Early Hour This Morn ing—Expected Many Will Be Killed During Day's Fighting. (By Associated Press} HANKOW, Oct. 18—The first battle since the arrival of the imperial troops from the north was fought today on the north Bank of Han River, just west of this city. It was indecisive, however, although the revolutionists temporarily drove the imperial troops back from their positions, but in do ing so they exhausted their rifle am munition and were forced to retire. Foreign Troops Land. Revolutionists, with infantry and ar tillary, attacked the government troops which were reinforced from the Chinese warships on the river and sup ported by guns of the fleet. While the fighting was in progress thirteen foreign vessels in the river landed a joint force under the command of vice admiral Sir Alfred T. Winsloe, commander of the British eastern fleet, who, because of his seniority, has been given the direction of the men engaged in the protection of for eign concessions. First Rumors Incorrect. About two thousand revolutionists were pitted against an equal number of loyal soldiers and it was a fair fight Early reports that the rebels outnum bered the enemy 5 to 1 were incorrect. This evening the imperial troops are awaiting reinforcements while the re volutionists are replenishing their sup plies. HANKOW, China. Oct. 18—A gen eral engagement between the revolu tionary army and imperial forces was precipitated on the water front here early today by the attempt of Admiral Sah Chen Piril to land a large body of troops for the reinforce ment of General Chang Piao. Chang Piao was entrenched with several hundred of tha old provinvial army at a point in the native city close to the foreign concessions. It was just daybreak when Admiral Sah ordered his cruisers to disembark their soldiers nsar Chang Piao's position. T.-oops Successfully Landed. Revolutionists on the Wu Chang fortifications immediately detected the movement and opened a hot fire with their artillery. The cruisers and a gunboat in the river replied with a rain of bullets which diverted the at tention of the Wu Chang artillery men and effectually covered the land ing of the troops. 12,000 Troops Engaged. Scattered bodies of revolutionists on both sides of the river joined in the fighting and by mid-forenoon it was estimated that 2,000 imperial troops and nearly 10,000 rebels were engaged. The warships used a large quantity of ammunition but the ef fectiveness of their fire was ham pered by their fear of endangering foreign concessions. Fighting Commences. HANKOW, Oct. 18—Fighting began at dawn today between the revolu tionary army and the imperial forces. The forces engaged included about ten thousand rebels and two thous and loyal soldiers. Chinese warships in the Yang tze river simultaneously began the bombardment of Wu Chang fortifications. GOVERNMENT HAS (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. 18—The government today abandoned its legal fight to recover the penalty fro mthe St. Louis national stock yards for al leged violation of the 28 hour law reg ulating the feeding and watering o. livestock in interstate transportation.