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THE WEATHER FAIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. RISING TEMPERATURE. SOCIALISTS GREAT FIGHTFOR Parly Has Had Wonderful Growth in Recent Years Government Always Opposed Work of Organization I Expected Number ofChanges Vill Be Hade This Year BERLIN, Jan. 12.—A general elec tion will be held throughout the German Empire Friday, January 12, to choose members of the Reich stag. Rarely has an election excited more interest since the founding of modern Germany and rarely has greater importance attached to the result. Th widespread dissatisfaction ov er the policy of the government in the Moroccan negotiations, a dassat isfaction which left is apparently without a single friend in the Reich stag, and the great increase in the cost of the necessaries of life, which bears most heavily upon the wage workers and all persons of small in comes, have created a situation in which the most acute political pro phets find themselves at a loss to predict the probable result at the polls. It seems to be conceded that the parties of the Left—the liberal groups and the Socialists—will make gains, but their probable extent is uncertain. The Reichstag just dissolved was elected In January, 1907, and sat for the five years term provided in the constitution. It was constituted, fol lowing the elections of 1907, as fol lows: Right (Conservatives, PreteConi servatives, Agrarian associa tions) 113 Center (Catholics, Poles) 129 Left (National Liberals 55, Rad teate -tt) 108 Social Democrats* (Socialists).. 43 Scattering (particularistic part ties) 6 The great growth of the cities at tlhe expense of the rural districts has worked especially against the Socialists, whose chief strength in Germany, as elsewhere, is mainly In the great centers of population. Five of Berlin's six delegates to the late Reichstag were Socialists, as were all three of Hamburg's delegates The Conservatives are, above all, a government party and the repre sentatives of the great landed pro jpTietors of North Germany, espe cially Prussia, the eastern provinces of which form their stronghold. They are strongly monarchistic, opposed to every step that may lead to a more direct particularition of the common people in governmental af fairs and opposed to the general franchise, favoring instead "a fran chise based upon the organic groups of the people." The Center or Catholic party is the strongest party numerically in the Reichstag and has been the strongest almost without exception since 1874. From this it comes that the Center has always held the de cisive vote on all questions and the government has always had to reck on with it. Its moving principle is the protection of the interests of the Roman Catholic Church and its equality before the law with the Evangelical or state church It sup- The National Liberals, since the formation of the black-blue block, may be said to constitute a middle party, midway between the extreme monarchists and the extreme demo crats. Once the all-powerful party of Germany, which, supporting Bis marck, played an important role in the formation of the modern empire, the National Liberals have fallen from a high estate. The Radicals, who term them selves the "Progressive People's Party," are made up of three pre viously existing radical factions— the Radical People's party, the Rad ical League and the German Peo ple's party, all of which had dele gates in the last Reichstag. In (Continued on Fftf* O (By Associated Press.) RIO JAINUIRO, Brazil, Jan. 12. The situation in the state of Bahai has become very serious. The fed erai government yesterday des patched a warship to the city at Ba hai, where the fighting was reported to have taken place. Business is at a standstill. People fear further disorders. The governor of the. state of Ba hai today resigned. His duties are assumed by the president of tae court of appeals. Minister of Mariles, Admiral Leao, has resigned to be succeeded by Ad miral Belfort Viera. TAKESOWNUFE (By Associated Press.) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12.—Luimi Dolato Ventura, an Italian of noble birth and ability as a writer and lec turer, committed suicide here last night by shooting himself through the heart while despondent In a room in which Ventura took his life lay a letter from interstate commerce commissioner Franklin W. Kane, who wrote: "I hope that with the dawn of the New Year you will appreciate life as not a dreary blank for you." But in a note for his daughter Lil lian, Ventura said: "Life is too hard now I have no brains, no ideas and you will be happier after this ordeal." WEBSTER ADMITS MURDERING WIFE (By Associated Press.) OREGON, 111., Jan. 12.—Dr. Harry Webster pleaded guilty to murder in the Ogle county court here today on the first anniversary of his marriage to Bessie Kent Webster whom by his own confession he killed near here last September. Webster with drew a plea of not guilty previously made by him. Attorney John E. Erwin, of Web ster's counsel, in a brief statement after the defendant was taken before Judge Farrand, announced formally his client desired to -enter a plea of I guilty. Webster made the plea in The original two parties of fifty: person and more years ago—the royalists Farrand asked Webster if the de and democrats—have developed fendant understood he was -entitled since the erection of the modern to a trial by jury and if the plea of empire into no less than forty par- guilty was made with Webster's own ties. Of these thirteen had repre sentatives in the late Reichstag and and seven delegates moreover were without any nominal party allegi ance. Disregarding, however, all but the essential points of variance between these various parties, five great groups can be named which comprehend fairly the concrete views of all but the particularistic voters of the empire. These groups are the Conservatives, Center, Na tional Liberals, Radicals (or Pro gressives) and Socialists. free will. To each question Webster replied "Yes," in an even tone of voice. After toe entered the plea, Webster seated himself at the side of his mother, who wept quietly throughout the proceedings. GIRL IS HIT BY TRAIN. MITCHELL, S. D., Jan. 12— Miss Dakota Sawyer, 18 years old, was struck by a switch engine in tna yards of the Milwaukee company xo day. She was walking up the track with a girl friend and they both heard the approach of the engine. The friend ran away from the tracii but Miss Sawyer became bewildered and stepped partly on the track. The engine struck her on the shoulder and body and dragged her a short distance. Her arm and back were terribly lacerated and a deep gash was cut in her head. Her condition is critical. M. E. TRUSTEES IN SESSION. VALLEY CITY, N D., Jan.12.— The board of trustees of the North Dakota conference of the Methodist church is in session here today and tomorrow. The board of stewards of the conference is meeting here a the same time. The members of the board are Rev. J. G. Moore, Grand Forks Rev. C. E. Vermilyea, Minot Rev. S. A. Danforth, Bis marck Rev. C. A. Macnamara, Far go, and Rev. Alex Karr and Rev. James Anderson of Valley City FARGO MAN LEADS. ports a high tariff and since 1898 has focal manager of the National Cash been a government party, allied with the Conservatives on all important questions and building thus what is called the "black-blue block." FARGO. Jan. 12.—B. F. Ashelman, Register company, has received a sig nal honor in being made a member of the 100 Point club of the big man ufacturing plant. Mr. Ashelman left yesterday for Dayton to attend a meeting of the big organization, which comprises only those men who make 100 points a month on the reckoning scale at the home offices. LATE BUCKWHEAT. DEVILS LAKE. Jan. 12.—Just be fore the snow storm came buckwheat was threshed on the farm of John Luchsinger south of Windsor, wuich went eight bushels to the acre, in spite of the fact that it was sown the 27th day of June. In an unfavora ble season. Buckwheat is a good land cleaner. Under anything like favorable conditions it yields from twenty-five bushels to thirty bushels per arce and fits well in the rotation of crops. Thirty-second Year, No. 11 BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 1912. DESTROYED WED. Italians are Victorious io Naval Battle on Red Sea Battle WasFoughtonJanuary Seven But News Just Came Naval Engagement on East Coast oi Historic Red Sea (By Associated Press) ROME, Jan. 12.—The division of Italian cruisers which had been scour ing the coasts of the Red Sea in search of Turkish war vessels and ships conveying contraband goods destined to Turkish garrisons at Ye men, province of Arabia, encountered a flotilla of Turkish gunboats and at once opened fire. The Turks replied, but their feeble armament succumbed to the superior weapons of Italian war vessels. Ital ion warships recently bombarded the towns of Sheik Said, Mocha and Aka bah, and have been cruising the Red Sea since the beginndg of the war. ROME, Jan. 12.—A severe naval action occurred today at Red Sea whn seven Turkish gunboats and an armed yacht were destroyed by Ital ian warships. The action occurred January 7th outside the bay of Kunflda, a small walled town with a garrison and two forts, abou* five hundred miles north of Aden on the east coast of the Red Sea. AGED WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH. LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Jan. 12.— Mrs. Rosatia Nestorl, aged J, living at Pierz, ufteen miles east of this city was burned to death in a fire which destroyed her home. The ori gin of the Are is a mystery. my Associated Press.» NEW, YORK, an. 12.—Secretary of War Stimson, who is making sec ret tours of the coast defenses of the United States, says that he is convinced that New York city is im pregnable and that no foreign fleet could get past the various forts that defend the harbor. This opinion was passed after he had visited Fort (Bv Associated Presc.) MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 12.— The thermometer registered four teen below this morning. The fore caster is unable to predict any re lief today, but offers slowly rising temperature tomorrow. Green Bay and Madison report twenty-four below. TEXTILEWORKERS OUT ON STRIKE (By Associated Press.) LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 12.—Gen eral unrest among thirty-five thous and textile workers this city devel oped into disturbances at Washing ton and Wood Mills of American woolen company today. Striking op erators became demonstrative in spinning rooms and riot call for po lice was issued. Several of the over seers were injured in the hand to hand encounters. The strikers, after leaving the Ayer mills, marched to the Lawrence duck mills, where a clash with police oc curred outside the gates. Missiles of all descriptions were hurled and sev eral officers were hurt. During the disturbance a dozen ar rests were made. At noon 18,000 op eratives in the city were idle. BDLMIHNMH THMTEtS (By Associated Press.) VIENNA, Jan. 12—A band of bul garians threw three bombs into an open air meeting of the inhabitants of Zilkowa, near Uskub, European, Turkey, yesterday* killing three and Injuring twenty-two., The meeting was a demonstration in favor of the Turkish government. Six arrests were made. Secretary of War Stimson is Inspecting Coast Fortifications Along the A tiantic Says Those at NehJ York are Impregnable Wadsworth. Fort Hamilton and Fort, Hancock, the latter at Sandy Hook| and the others in Brooklyn and Sta ten Island, on opposite sides of thej Narrows^ He was accompanied on his tour by General Weaver, chief of. the coast artillery, and at Fort Wads-! worth he met General Bliss, who' showed him how the harbor has been! charted and how electric keys and! levers control guns and submarine! Pflilt tribune. SAIL FOR CDINA TO PROTECTROAD Fifteenth Infantry Will Guard Against Both Forces Soldiers Urged To Be Proud of American Citizenship Detachment Prepared for Business Uponjts Arrival (By Associated Press.) MANILA. Jan. 12.—The United cStates transport Logan left this after noon at 2:30 with a battalion of the Fifteenth infantry and other details on board, on the way to Ohin-wang Tao, northern China. The American troops are to be employed in guard ing a section of the Peking railroad from Tang Shan to Lanchow against the possible attack of either imperial ist or republican troops. The departure took place in the presence of a throng of civilians and soldiers of other regiments, while women crowded th© quay toidding mahy tearful farewells and wishing godspeeds to troops. No women were allowed to accompany the expedition. Major General J. Franklin Bell, com mander-in-chief of the army in tha PhiHipines, made a parting speech to officers and men in which he urged them to show pride in their Amer ican citizenship. Capt. Peter W. Dav idson, Fourth infantry, one of Gen eral Bell's aides-de-oamp, is accom panying the expedition but will return to Manila as soon as the troops have landed. LONDON, Jan. 12.—Imperial Chi nese troops are perpetrating acts of fiendish brutality at Manchow, ac cording to a news agency dispatch received here from Tien Tsin. It is al leged the imperialists captured an of ficer of the republican troops, whom they first tortured and subsequent ly skinned alive. They also shot a Red Cross assistant It is further re ported they are shooting without mercy even Chinese whom they dis cover with queues. Imperial troops, it is stated, are entirely without disci pline and completely out of hand. mines that wculd destroy any fleet of hostile ships that came within range. In each of the forts the men' were called out, and they went through their drill exactly as if an enemy were in sight. In some cases actual shots were fired. The secre-j tary plans to have a mine containing 100 pounds of guncotton exploded be-j fore he has completed his inspection of the New York harbor defenses. UNDER ARREST WHo Violated Parole Afterwards ForgedNumer ous Checks (B/ Associated Press.) ST. PAUL. Jan. 12.—Albeit Duval, who was recently paroled from Still water to appear for the state in the trials of Dr. D. F. Dumas, mayor of Cass Lake, Minn., charged with arson in the third degree at Pupopsky and Black Duck, and convicted first at the trial and acquitted the second, was ar rested here last night. After he, it is alleged, violated his parole. Duval is alleged to have forged a check for $75 on a hotel proprietor here, and after having been given a ticket to Brinerd by Attorney General Simp son. Since that time, the police al lege, Duval has been forging checks on big wholesale houses in the Twin Cities. A LM FIRE A HEAVY LOSS (By Assoclat-ed Press.) HALIFAX, N. S., Jan. 12—Fire which broke out early today in a dry goods establishment here caused a loss of $300,000 and gave firemen the hardest battle in years. The chief loser is the Halifax Herald, whose five-story granite building was gutted. Files and correspondence were saved. Offices of several insurance compa nies, the United States consulate and l. dozen business firms burned out. MORE TESTIMONY IN MEAT CASES (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO, Jan. 12—Further details of the bookkeeping methods employed in the fresh meat business was given today at the trial of the Chicago pack ers charged with violation of the Sherman anti-trust laws. The general ledgers of Morris and impany, from 1007 to 1910. taken be fore United States District Judge Car penter, and figures sliowlng allow ances credited for by products were read to the jury by the district at torney in an effort to prove the gov ernment's contention that these al lowances were inadequate. The government attempted to show that, by an intricate method of ac counting employed, the systems of defendant packers were practically uniform. SOCIALIST DEFEATED IN CANUCK ELECTION (By Associated Press.) VANCOUVER, B. C. Jan. 12.— Major J. L. Taylor, who has de clared himself a socialist, was de feated for re-election here yesterday by James Findlay, who had a major ity of a thousand and six hundred. GRAND FORKS COLLECTIONS. GRAND FORKS, Jan. 12.—After three days' rest, the county commis sioners resumed their regular Jan uary meeting yesterday morning. During the day they checked the of fice of County Auditor Hans Ander son and the report of Sheriff Benson on the collection of personal property taxes during the period from July 1, 1911, to December 30 1911. The re port of the county auditor showed $224.50 collected during 1911 for cer tifying to deeds. Sheriff Benson's report showed $34,377.09 collected in personal property taxes during the last six months of the year. Aside from this the board allowed a num ber of bills during the day. GOES TO HER HOME. ST. PAUL. Jan. 12—Mrs. A. O. Eberhart, wife of the jrovernor. lias been taken to her home in St. Paul from the Swedisf.i hospital, Minne apolis, where, two weeks ago. she underwent an operation for appendi citis. LAST EDITION FIVE CENT8 LORIMER HITS RACK WHEN IS ON IHt STAND Claims Chicago Tribune Paid for Testimony it Had in Court Senator Admits Furnishing Money for Defense of 0. Browne Bints Indictments Were Quashed When "Confess ions" Were Made (By Associated Press.) WIASHJINGTON, Jan. 12—Senator Lorimer continuing his testimony before the senate inquisitorial com mittee today, declared the real pur pose of the fight on Lee O'Neill Browne, who was accused of bribing Illinois legislators to vote for Lori mer and who has been tried twice on perjury charges, was to unseat Lori mer in the senate. Lorimer said he loaned Browne $10,000, with which to defend him self. "I never took his notes nor any security for the money nor kept books on it," said Lorimer, "because I felt he was being attacked on my account and I didn't want him to lose on my account." Lorimer testified he was convinced the Chicago Tribune bought the evi dence they used against Browne with the purpose of using it as the basis of an attempt to put him out of the senate, and that the whole machin ery of the state's attorney office was used to destroy him and not to put Browne in the penitentiary. "I believe the Tribune Suborned perjury of White, Beckmeyer and I-Iolstlaw," said Lorimer, "and I am convinced neither Browne nor any one else ever paid any money for vote for me." Lorimer declared he believed Gov ernor Deneen and the Tribune con sp'rod to set him out of the senate, nnd that Charles A. White was bought and paid for. It was a published statement of White's alleging he'd been paid to vote for Lorimer which began the inquiry into Lorimer's election The witness testified he believed Beckerocyer made his "confession" to escape an indictment pending against him and that Holstlaw's "confession'' was obtained in the I same way by persons in the employ of the Tribune. He declared further the belief that Link was indicted without any warrant of law, and that the indictment was held over hlsi head until he made I he statements tliry wanted. "After he did that." I said Lorimer. "the indictment was quashed. They did the same with others." QUARTERLY REPORT OF LAND OFFICE MUCH BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT BISMARCK UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE. Prospect t.v Much Business in Fu ture 's Bright—Shows Up Well With Other Offices. The quarterly report from the local land office has been completed and makes a very fine showing. The of fice has had a very busy season and th« fwollowing figures will show what has been done. During the term from December 1 to January 1, 65 homestead applica tions have been filed. Two hundred final and commutation proofs made. 15 public sales of isolated tracts have been held, ten claims relinquished. and twelve contests filed. The receipts for the month of De cember have been not so heavy as for some previous months. The amount 1 received is $10,795.09. The deposits 1 Mrs. Eberhart withstood the tol eration bravely, and is reported to be on the hiih road to complete re covery. BRENS DEMURRER OVERRULED. MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 12—The de murrer of J. D. Bren, former cashier of the University of Minnesota, ac cused of embezzling about $13,000 from the university and failing to turn over public funds to the state, was overruled in the district court here. Bren's trial is scheduled to begin February 13. The demurrer asked the quashing of the indictment alleging that the charges were not sufficiently specific. of the office for the last three months ending December 31 were $41,537.45. The showing by the office makes one of the best ii this part of the coutnry and averages up with those in Montana, considering that this state has been settled for many years I longer than the farming portions of the neighboring state. FINANCES IN SOUTH DAKOTA. PIERRE, Jan. 12.—The report of the state treasurer for December 31. showed in all funds. $715,921, of which $522,254 belonged to the gen oral fund. But this will not last I long, as the call for $425,000 with interest on the same will eat up a large part of the general fund on hand. The game fund showed $31, 719 on hand, which lies idle on ac count of questions as to the manner in which it may be expended. The general fund receipts for the monta of December were 2,225.