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Mostly fair tonight and Friday;
rising temperature Friday.
Judge Grants Defense Motion
For Directed Verdict of
“Not Guilty”
Witnesses Testified Magee
Fired Shots After Leahy
Had Floored Him
East Las Vegas, N. M., June 17.
(A*) —Carl C. Magee, stormy petrel of
New Mexico politics, is ft free man
again today. By ft directed verdict
of the court last night he was freed
of the charge of manslaughter
brought against him following the
fatal shooting of John B. Lasseter,
young highway department engineer
here last August.
Lasseter was killed by a bullet in
tended for former Judge David J.
Leahy, political enemy of Magee, who
was one of the principal witnesses
“for the state yesterday. Leahy* on
the witness stand admitted that he
was the aggressor in the fight in a
hotel lobby here that ended in Magee
firing three shots. One shot killed
Lasseter and another struck Leahy
in the arm.
Two witnesses testified that Leahy
knocked Magee to the floor and con
tinued to beat him. Magee fired the
shots while lying on the floor, the
testimony showed. The trial was in
progress two days.
District Judge Luis E. Armijo, by
granting the defense motion for a di
rected verdict of not guilty follow
ing the closing of the state’s case,
took the matter out of the hands of
a jury comrnsed of two men who
could speak and understand English
and 10 men for whom it was neces
sary to translate every word of the
proceedings into Spanish. .
(Copyright, 1926)
In Paris on Saturday the French
minister of fine arts _ and marty.
distinguished private individuals and!
public officials attended the unveil-.
:ng of a statue to Sarah Bernhardt ini
the Place Malesherbes. |
The great actress is shown in the
role of Phedre, as she appeared long
ago, at the Theatre Francais.
The French honor themselves in
erecting this statue to a really great
genius among women. And theg
honor the Jewish race, which pro
duced Bernhardt.
When will men honor the. greatest
of women, those that create the men
that do the world’s work? Do you
know of any statue to Nancy Hanks?
'Lincoln is to her wh|) Saint Peter’s
in Rome is to Michelangelo.
’ New York witnessed a religious
ceremonial yesterday, such as had
not been seen, outside of Italy or
Spain, for a century.
A great procession of Catholic dig
nitaries proceeded up Fifth Avenue
to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where
Cardinal Bonzano, sent by the Pope
■to Chicago’s eucharistic congress, was
solemnly welcomed.
, There were nine cardinals leading
the procession of churchmen. , Eight
of them from foreign countries. Ten
archbishops, thirty bishops, dozens of
monsignori, priests and lesser lights
of the Roman Catholic church were
included in the march to the cathe
dral, made solemn and impressive by
incense abundantly used along the
The procession encircled Saint Pat
rick’s cathedral, then entered the
’building, where a throne had been
erected for the Pope's special envoy.
A similar throne awaits Cardinal
Bonzano in Chicago.
Other .organizations, religious and
others, rise and fall. Many have ap
peared 'and disappeared during the
long centuries of Christendom. But
*he Roman Catholic church goes on
its way, stronger today in this new
country than in any country of
Europe.' There is no more ably man
aged organization. %
Sir Oliver Lodge/a great scientist,
says men should retire early from
hard work—and Hive longer. He re
tires at about 70, and calls that
“early.’' It is early' for men that
have lived sanely.
4 The aged scientist has actually not
retired at all. He works daily in his
laboratory and continues his study of
the mysterious “imponderable ether,”
absolutely necessary to science as we
understand it. Necessary to the
Working of gravitation, yet never
S roved to be more than a working
Lodge is criticized by the thought
less fbr his excursions into the realm
of spiritualism. But that often hap
pens to men as they get old, and one
that has contributed great things to
real science has a right to play wRh
foolish Ideas for a rest.
Darwin read fairy stories in the
and even the great Newton
wrote such stuff concerning the
apocalypse as makes you feel sorry
for him. v
Kepler pretended to tell the em
peror’s fortune by the stare; and
Brahe listened reverently to the
mouthings of a poor idiot that lay at
bis feet, at table, taking scraps of
food from bis hands.
“Kein berg obne thal,” says he
German proverb. “No mountain
(Continued oa page three.) .
Communication Ends at
Today Following Insta 'a
tion of Newly Elected and
Appointed Officers—D. C.
Moore, Grafton, Reelected
President of Veterans’ As
Frank C. Falkenstein, Bottineau,
was chosen grand master of the
North Dakota Masonic Lodge at the
annual election of officers held in
connection with the grand lodge
meetings here. , I
Other' officers elected were: Otto
Bauer, Mandan, grand treasurer;
Walter H. Murfin, Fargo, deputy
grund master; Herbert A. Merrifield,
Hankinson, senior grand warden, and
Robert B. ( ox, Wimbledon, junior
grand warden.
Walter L. Stookwell, Fargo, was re-'
elected, grand secretary and Ralph L.
Millyi, Fargo, was reappointed deputy
grand secretary. |
Other appointive officers wore
named as follows: Charles H. Stark,l
Dickinson, senior grand deacon; J. J.
Manning, Bathgate, junior grand dea
con; Frank VV. Reinoehl, Larimore,
senior grand steward; Charles D.j
Milloy, Williston, junior grand
steward; John W. Robinson, Garri-I
son, grand marshal; E. K. Bitzing,,
Fargo, grand sword bearer; Mark 1
I. Forkner, Langdon, grand pur- \
suivant; Bishop J. Poynts Tyler, Far-*
go, grand chaplain; Richard E. Wen-]
Ml, Bismarck, grand orator; Charles'
E. Boydeh, Fargo, grand lecturer and
L. K. Thompson, Bismarck, grand,
. Officers Installed I
All newly elected and appointed of-!
ficers were installed at a ceremony
this morning.
By a previous arrangement next
year’s grand lodge sessions will bei
held at Minot.
The report of the committee on by
laws was read yesterday afternoon,
but consideration of it was not com
pleted at that time. The unfinished
portion of that work was carried:
over until this morning.
Mrs. Lillian Lillibridge, Dickinson,
grand matron of the Eastern Star for
North Dakota, bore the greetings of
her order to the grand lodae Masona
yesterday afternoon. Bisnop Tyler
made the resnonse.
The Grand Lodge school of instruc
tion, conducted by L.‘K. Thompson,
Bismarck, district deputy for the
14th district, was held last night at
the city auditorium.
Veterans Dine at Mandan
The Masonic Veterans’ Association
dined last evening at the Masonic
temple in Mapdan. D. C. Moore,
Grafton, was continued as president,
G. B. Metsger, Williston, was elect
ed vice president, D. M. Holmes,
Grand Forks, wss chosen secretary
and treasurer, W. Williamson, Lis
bon, historian; E. George Guthrie,
Eargo, marshal, and H. P. Cooper,
akota chaplain.
Considerable excitement was occa
sioned by the attempted resignation
of Moore as president and Holmes as
secretary-treasurer. It was pointed
Out that at last year’s banquet they
had both Jjeen voted life-time jobs
and their attempt was therefore foil
ed amid laughter and applause.
Reports on finance were received,
T. B. Elton, past grand master, made
a few remarks and Walter L. Stock
well, grand secretary, spoke on “Fel
lowship.” Mr. Stockwell also led the
Fifty-two veterans were present at
the banquet according to.the presi
dent, D. C. Moore, but other estimates
placed the attendance ,at a higher
figure. Fourteen new members were
added laqt night and the total mem
bership was reported as 152.
f Weather Report *
<■ 1 ■ ■ ■ ■
Temperature at 7 a. m 50
Highest yesterday 67
Lowest last night 49
Precipitation to 7 a. m 0
Highest wind velocity 28
Weather conditiona at North Da
kota points for the 24 hours ending
at 8 a. m. today:
Tgmps. .2
SS 0 4)
• it « A o
M * *S B 5 %
•“ I S'Z 5*21
as .3 02.5 mi*
Amenia 63 53 .14 Cloudy
BfSMARCK .... 67 49 0 Cloudy
Bottineau ..... 72 45 0 Cloudy
Devils Lake .... 72 46 .01 Rain
Dickinson 65 46 0 Clear
Dunn Center ... 64 46 0 Clear
Ellendale 73 63 .05 Cloudy
Fessenden 71 48 .08 Cloudy
Grand Forks ... 63 52 .65 Cloudy
Jamestown .... 74 50 .12
Langdon 70 45 .12 Cloudy
Larlmore ..... 68 60 .66 Cloudy
.Lisbon 70 65 .31 Cloudy
Minot 68 42 .17 Cloudy
Napoleon 73 46 .03 Rain
I Pembina 63 40 .10 Cloudy
Williston 68 46 .01, Clear
Moorhead, Minn. 60 62 f .44 Cloudy
For Bismarck and vicinity: Mostly
fair tonight and Friday; rising
temperature Friday. v
For North Dakota: Mostly s fair
tonight and Friday. Cooler tonight
extreme east portion; rising tem
perature, Friday.
The low pressure area is certtered
over Minnesota this morning and
precipitation occurred throughout
the Mississippi Valley end the sur
rounding districts. Moderate show
ers Yell In eastern North Dakota.
Mostly fair weather prevails from
the western Plains States westward
to the Pacific coast dne to high
pressure~over the Northwest. Cool
weather continued throughout the
northern atatos.
Official in Charge.
The blue shark lives alone at the
surface of the sea, far from land/ It
follows tshfps for days, picking up
scraps of food.
Mrs. Sorlie Entertains Mem-
N hers at Tea—Old-time
Initiations Tonight
1 thirty-second annual session
of the Grand Chapter of North Da
kota, Order of Eastern-Star.econvened
at 9:30 this morning with three hun
dred delegates in attendance in ad
dition to about 150 visitors. Mrs.
Lillian Lillibridge, Dickinson, worthy
grand matron, presided, following the
'opening ceremonies by the grand of
ficers. The worthy grand matron and
the worthy grand patron, Luzerne J.
| Bowen of Hope, gave their addresses
at the morning session.
! The afternoon session included the
reception for past grand matrons and
past grand patrons, and the recep
tion for district deputies. The re
j ports of the grand secretary, Mrs.
Minnie E. Rusk, Fargo; the grand
! treasurer, Mrs. Cora O. Richmond,
i Minnewuukan, and of standing com
' mittees were given. The memorial
' service of the ordqr was presented by
the grand officers,
j Banquet Tonight
Following a drive this afternoon at
4 o’clock delegates, visitors and mem
| hers of the local chapter will be en
tertained at tea at the executive man
! sion by Mrs. A. G. Sortie. The past
■ grand matrons and past grund
patrons will be entertained ut a
! banquet at C o’clock this evening at
.the Grand Pacific hotel.
I The program this evening is in
I charge of the Bismarck chapter and
will include the presentation of the
work of the order as given in 1860
1 and the initiation service of the
Order of Rainbow Girls, given by the
j Bismarck assembly.
; The election of officers and selec
tion of the next place of meeting
’will feature the business meeting
1 Friday morning. Standing and spe
, cial committees will give their final
Mrs. Blanche Lynn Whitte
{more, past worthy grand matron, Bis
marck, will install the newly elected
’ grand officers tomorrow ufternoon,
.'followed by the appointment of stand
’ ing committees by the incoming grand
matron, and the closing ceremonies.
District Deputies
, District deputies in attendance in
clude: E. Marie Ryan, Pembina;
’ Margaret Monicken, Velva; Rebecca
' Plummer, Sarles; Maud Storaker,
(Continued on page three.)
Blind Senator Declines to
Withdraw Remarks at
Ashurst’s Request
Washington, June 17. —(A’) —The
senate'was stunned yesterday by the
impact of a vitriolic verbal bombshell
fired by Thomas D. Schall, Republi
can, who has just been declared the
duly elected junior senator from Min
nesota, at former Senator Magnus
Johnson, Farmer-Labor, who had
contested his election.
Midway in the reading by a clerk
of a speech by the blind senator,
following the senate's acceptance of
the elections committee’s unanimous
report recommending the seating of
Senator Schell ,#nd, the .dismissal of
the contest,-, Senator" Ashhrst, Demo
crat, Arizona, appealed to him to
withdraw his remarks on the ground
that “as the years roll on, he will re
gret this speech.”
Senator Schall. however, insist
ing upon the “rignt to be heard” for
four minutes at least, declined to
accede and insisted upon the clerk
continuing until all but the conclu
sion had been reed. Then he said
he would be “satisfied” if the rest,
“which will not take more than a
minute,’’ were included in the rec
Only * Marionette
The concluding paragraph declared
that “so far as Magnus is concerned,
he never knew what if was all about
—he was only the marionette who
kicked and waved his hands and
opened his mouth according to the
tension of the string.”
“However, he must have known,”
Senator Schall’s speech said, “that
the petition that he was induced to
sign was false, else he would have
gone on the stand in substantiation
of the pretended charges. I do not
believe that a man whose morality is
so blunted that he will allow his name
to be used for criminal libel is a fit
candidate for any office.”
At the conclusion of the reading
of the speech Senator Frasier, Repub-*
lican. North Dakota, declared “that
some pedple in Minnesota thought
tnere wait something to the. contest.”
He moved that the proceedings of
the committee, including all evidence,
arguments of counsel ahd. findings,
be printed.
Senator Schall said he had no ob
jections and the proceedings were or
dered printed.
New York.—Mrs. Josephine Grose,
testified in court that her husband,
a prosperous jeweler, had deserted
her. When askefl what hia name was,
she wasn’t sure, saying he had gone
before she had time to learn how to
spell it
.It’s an inspiration toWftefipieople
who can have a good time sober.
His Eminence, John, Cardinal Bonzano, Archbishop of Mitylene and papal legate.to the 28th International
Eucharistic Congress at Chicago, arrives in New York and is greeted by Cardinal Hayes, right. Police
men at salute are greeting the robed dignitaries.
President of State College Ac
cepts Invitation to De
liver Address
Dr. John Lee Coulter, president of
the North Dakota agricultural col
lege, whose father came to what j*
now North Dakota on horseback in
1871, will be one of the principal
speakers at the fiftieth anniversary
exercises commemorating Custer’s
sacrifice in the battle of the Little
Big Horn, which will he held at Old
Fort Abraham Lincoln, six miles
south of Mandan, Sunday afternoon,
June 27. Other speakers will include
railroad officials, representatives of
the war department, and John
Stevens, the noted engineer and ex
Dr. Coulter’s father, John Coulter,
came to what is now Georgetown,
Minnesota, then generally called the
Frog Point, in 1871 on horseback. He
brought along a yoke of oxen and a
team of mules from Eau Claire, Wis
consin. When camping he met dog
trains carrying furs south from
Fort Geary, and they recommended
that he locate on land up the river.
He then went to what is now Grand
Forks and settled on a claim south
of there in 1872. Mrs. Coulter came
in 1873. Both are still living, and
Mr. Coulter celebrated his 80th birth
day just recently.
When Mr. Coulter arrived in what
is now North Dakota the Northern
Pacific Railway had not crossed the
Red river, and he has seen the 50
years of progress in this state, which
will be emphasized at the Custer ex
ercises, developed from the first
movement of new settlers from On
tario, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Dr. Coulter, who was asked to
speak by the joint committee of the
Bismarck Association of Commerce
and the Mandan Chamber of Com
merce, was born on the Coulter farm
at Grand Forks in 1881.
Selection Is Fitting
“With speakers from outside the
state here joining us In the exercises
that day, we fedl it particularly fit
ting that Dr. Coulter, a product of
North Dakota, should speak, and
the committee is gratified to have
his acceptance to its invitation,”
Judgd A. M. Christianson, chairman
of the joint committee in charge,
Interest is very widely spread and
the 'arrangements are under way.
Amplifiers will be placed on the
ground so that a crowd of several
thousand people can hear the speech
and 'the band concert which will be
given by the Shrine band from
New North Dakota
Much Information
In addtion to being a complete
textbook in civics, the new North Da
kota handbook being issued by the
secretary of state also will contain
information calculated to stir the
patriotism of the reader.
The preface to the book will be
“The American’s Creed” by William
Tyler Page with reference notes
showing from whence the various
parts of the creed came. It quotes
directly from the constitution, the dec
laration of independence, Washing
ton, Lincoln, Mhdison, Webster, Ed
ward Everett Hale, the oath of alle
giance and the U. S. navy regulations.
The creed, as presented in the hand
book, follows: “I believe in the
United States of America as a gov
ernment of. the people, for the people,
by the people; whose just powers are
derived from the consent of the gov
erned; a democracy in a republic; a
sovereign nation of many sovereign
states; a perfect union, one and in
separable, established upon those
principle* of freedom, equality, jus
tice and humanity for which Ameri
can patriots sacrificad their lives and
“I therefore believe it is my duty
to my country to love it| to support
ita constitution; to obey Its laws; to
- respect* its flag’ and to defend it
against all ehwsies.”
Farm relief is before senate.
Campaign investigation con
Rivers and harbors bill bear
ing ends.
Anti-Saloon League Counsel
Faces Reed, League's
Bitter Opponent
Washington, June 17.—OP)—-Wayne ;
B. Wheeler, general counsel of the
Anti-Saloon League, faced Senator
Reed of Missouri today before the
senate campaign fund committee
in a spectacular battle of words over
Wheeler’s public charges of expendi
tures by the “liquor interests” in
Pennsylvania’s $2,000,000 Republi-,
can. primary.
The long awaited clash of wit
nesses between the dry leader and,
the fiery Missourian, a consistent j
foe of the Anti-Saloon League and its |
prohibition policies, brought an over- J
flowing crowd to the big committee j
room, and provided a breathless;
climax to the committee’s colorful:
inquiry into Pennsylvania politics.
Wheeler took with him to the wit- |
ness stand a bundle of papers, as if ,
he were prepared for a long siege of
questioning, running over many
phases of the league’s activities. At
the outset Reed warned him that he
“had better cancel” other engage
ments for the morning, as the com
mittee had considerable business to
transact with him.
Questioned as to Salary
After bringing out that wheeler
Was born in Ohio 56 years ago, Reed
“What salary do you get?”
“Six hundred and sixty-six a!
“How long have you drawn it?”
“Four or five years.”
"What did you get before that?”
“What was your first salary with |
the league?”
“A hundred dollars a month, and
sometimes I did not get that.”
“When did you start with the
league ?”
“In June, 1894.”
He at first only made speeches for
the league, while he was in college,
and got only his expenses,
“The first four pr five years of
the fight were very difficult,”
Wheeler said, “and funds were slow
in coming in, and sometimes the
speakers returned part of their sal
aries to make up the deficit.”
He figured that In the early years
he received about $33 a month, plus
expenses while on the road.
“What salary were you getting in
1897?” Reed asked.
“I can’t recall definitely. T think
it was $l5O or S2OO a month.”
Wheeler then said his salary rose
to $4,500 when he became state su
perintendent in Ohio in 1900 or 1901
or “somewhere along there.”
“Did you collect that?”
“Most of it. I may have donated
part of rt along toward the end of
the year.’’
To Produce Record
Reed wanted a record of such cases
and Wheeler said he would produce
Wheeler told Reed that F. Scott Mc-
Bride, general superintendent of the
league, could furnish the books show
ing contributions as well as expendi
(Continued on nage tnrey.)
Bar Association
to Meet Tomorrow
The Burleigh County Bar associa
tion will hold a regular meeting in
the Lions, room of the Grand Pacific
hotel Friday evening at 6:30 o’clock.
The business session will follow a
banquet. Dr,. J. O. Arnson will be
the principal speaker of the evening.
All Jnehtbers of the association are
urged to attend, as there is much
business of importance to be con
sidered, and plans will be discussed
for the annual convention of the
state her association, which will be
held in BismCrck In Septembejr. r .
Delay Necessary Because
Volk’s Attorney Must Be
in Williston Friday
Judge C. L. Crum returned today
from Linton and announced the Volk
hearing has been postponed until
June 28 owing to the necessity of
William Langer, Volk’s attorney, be
ing in Williston tomorrow to appear
as attorney for Roy Frazier.
A number of witnesses had been
examined before adjournment yes
terday and Judge Crum qxpressed dis
appointment that the case had to be
continued. He told those present that
Governor Sorlie had sent him to Lin
ton to see that both sides to the
ouster proceedings were given a fair
deal and to handle the case with the
utmost dispatch consistent with fair
ness to both sides. He stated also
that if Mr. Langer could finish his
business ut Williston before June 28,
the cuse would be resumed earlier
than that date.
Joe Volk, Jr., sheriff of Emmons
county, is before Judge Crum, special
commissioner, upon charges filed by
a number of citizens who ask his re
moval from office on the grounds of
alleged misconduct in office.
Prices Soar From 1 to 12
Points on Enormous Vol
ume of Trading
New York, June 17 —(A>)—A gigantic
hull movement got under way in to
day’s stock market, carrying prices
upward one to 12 points on an enor
mous volume qf trading.
U. S. Steel common and General
Motors touched record high price for
all time at 139 3-4 and 147 1-2, re
spectively. Total sales had crossed
1,500,000 shares before one p. m.
Bear traders, who had been selling
stocks freely since the drastic break
in March on the theory that a busi
ness depression was in store for the
last half of the year, rushed to cover
their commitments when large buy
ing orders appeared for practically
I all classes of stock.
General Electric soared 12 points,
U. S! Cast Iron Pipe 9 1-2, Woolworth
5 3-4; Dupont 5 and Atlantic Coast
Line, Reading, Gulf States Steel, Pan
Handle Producers and Refiners, Coca
Cola and International Harvester
were among the many issues to move
up three points or more.
93 Standardized
Schools Listed in
Williams County
Williams county, with 93, leads the
state in the number of standardized
school* within its borders, the report
of thjp state department of public in
struction, now being prepared for the
printer, shows.
Next in line comes Stutsman county
with 36 and Divide county with 57.
The number of standardized schools
in the various counties of the state
follow: Adams 33, Barnes 39, Benson
95, Billings 18, Bottineau 30, Bowman
34, Burke 14, Burleigh 21, Cass 49,
Cavalier 23, Dickey 31, Dunn 16, Eddy.
12, Emmons 22, Foster 15, Golden VaT
ley 24, Grand Froks 37, Grant 12,
Griggs 22, Hettinger 14, Kidder 17, La
Moure 71, Logan 6, McHenry 31, Mc-
Intosh 1, McKenzie 27, McLean 30,
Mercer 6, Morton 51, Mountrail 47,
Nelson 34, Oliver 6, Pembina 19,
Pierce 12, Ramsey 31; Ransom 25.
Renville 24, Richland 19, Rolette 22,
Sargent 29, Sheridan 1, Sioux 4, Slope
22, Stark 43, Steele 35, Stutsman 66,
Towner 21, Traill 10, Walsh £B, Ward
r 34,, Wells 16 Slid Williams 93.
Express Train Stops Because of Parted Air Hose—Limited,
Hauled By Two Locomotives, Comes at Terrific
Speed and Without Warning
Two Pullman Cars Telescoped—Twin Locomotives and Club
Car Reduced to Twisted Mass of Wreckage
—lmmediate Investigations Ordered
Pittsburgh, Pa„ June 17.—(AP) —Eleven passengers
and four railroaders met death and more than a score of pas
sengers were injured, several seriously, shortly before last
midnight when two fast Pennsylvania railroad passenger
trains were wrecked in a rear end collision two miles west of
Blairsville Intersection.
The crash came when the Cincinnati Limited ploughed
into the rear of the Washington Express, which had stopped
when an air hose parted. The two locomotives of the limited
and the club car, immediately following them, as well as two
express sleepers, were wrecked.
All Pullmans Derailed
A mass of twisted steel was mute testimony of the ter
rific crash. The express sleepers were telescoped their full
length. 'The twin-locomotives on the limited left the rails and
upset, while the club car, crushed in on the fore end, shot
into the air and stood upright. All other sleepers on the two
trains, totaling 11, were derailed.
Seven Others Injured, One
Seriously—Only One of
Five Identified
Las Vegas, Nevada, Juna 17. —OW
Two separate investigations were
started today to fix causes and re
sponsibility for a fire at dawn yes
terday in a Union Pacific tourist
sleeper near Crystal Siding, Nevada,
in which five passengers were burned
to death and seven were injured, one
seriously. Only one of the five bod
ies recovered had been identified this
morning, the' railroad listing four
persons n 3 missing.
Mrs. J. C. King, Drummond, Mon
tana, n bride of a few days, perished
when she returned to the blazing car
in an effort to save her husband,
who entered it to recover baggage.
King escaped by jumping from a
window and was not aware that his
wife had re-entered the car. He was
badly burned and bruised.
The fire broke out in a Pullman
car and before the train could be
moved to the. Crystal Siding the
flames trapped the sleeping passerfg
The cause of the fire is unknown,
although investigators regarded the
electric wiring in the Pullman car as
a possible source.
Structure to Provide Three
Additional Class Rooms
Only Temporary
Work has been started on an ad
dition to the Bismarck high school
building which the members of the
board of education hope will relieve
somewhat the crowded condition of
the present building during the past
two or three years. The present
building was planned for a maximum
of 300 students, while diiring the
past school year the total enrollment
has been around 485, so that it be
came imperative to take some action
towards securing more roortl.
While there has been some agita
tion for a new high school building,
members of the board felt that the
expenditure for such an improvement
might be inadvisable at this time
and decided that the building of a
temporary addition would relieve the
congestion somewhat and delay the
question of a new building for a few
years. -If it succeeds in doing this,
the board believes the $2,500 which
the addition is estimated to cost will
be well spent.
The addition is 28 x 72 feet in
size, 14 feet high, and will provide
three additional class rooms capable
of accommodating 30 pupils each.
It is being built on the east side of
the main.wing of the present struc
ture and south of the gymnasium. An
enclosed passageway will connect the
addition to the main building, and
the temporary class rooms will be
connected to the present heating
The new rooms will first be used
at the opening of school next fall.
Fremont, O.—The skeleton of an
Indian squaw has been unearthed
by Charles Kiser, fanner living south
of Frembnt. Relics found with the
skeleton have started the neighbor
rhood to. hunt for n pot of gold, which,
tradition nays, was buried with In
dians in that vicinity.
The crash came on a level stretch
of road on a slight curve. The ter
rific impact reduced two locomotives,
two sleepers and a club car to a
twisted mass of wreckage, and today
rescuerß, cutting their way through
the debris, felt that they would find
additional victims, increasing the
death toll to at least 23.
Flares Were Lighted
The wreck, Pennsylvania railroad
officials said, came after the limited
stopped to repair an air hose. The
flagman, it was said, went back and
burned flares. About 10 minutes
later, they added, the limited, be
ing hauled by two locomotives, came
thundering out of the night and
ploughed into the rear end of the
standing train. The terrific impact,
which could be heard throughout the
quiet farming community, drove one
Cleveland sleeper through a Pitts
burgh Pullman. The locomotives of
the limited were reduced to scrap,
and the club car, immediately behind
the twin-engines, was wrecked. A
third sleeper shot to one side of the
W. S. Gordon, Berry, Pa., en
gineer of the first locomotiva
hauling the Cincinnati Limited.
N. L. Hollingsworth, Greens
burg, Pa., Gordon’s fireman.
E. A. McConnell, Altoona, Pa.,
engineer <of second limitea loco
A. McLees, New York city, bag
gage master of the limited;
Edwin G. Donahay, Pittsburgh,
a passenger.
T. S. Farrell, Orange, N. J., a
C. S. Dowman, Columbus, Ohio,
general agent of the Erie rail
Dr. C. B. Carter, Pittsburgh,
Mellon Institute research expe^L
A. R. Dinsmore, Columbia, S. C.
Peter Spanos, Massillon, Ohio.
Mrs. William M. Brooke Dun
woody, of Wilkinsburg, Pa.
Two small daughters of Mrs.
Thomas I. Porter, Washington,
Claude Smiles, Cincinnati,
The Cleveland sleeper on the ex
press, attached to the train here, and
the club car on the limited, bore the
brunt of the crash. It was in these
two cars where death laid a heavy
hand. The sleeper alone yielded nine
dead, five men, a woman, and three
children. Many of the injured were
taken from the ill-fated Pullman.
In the club car, which was crushed
against the wrecked locomotives,
seven bodies were found.
Wild Scenes Follow I
Passengers who escaped with slight
hurts told of the wild scenes at
tending the wreck. The moans of the
dying and the terrified screams of
the injured, pinned in the debris,
added to the confusion. Those who
were able to do so struggled from
the Pullmans which, while not wreck
ed, were thrown from the rails. Most
of them were in .night clothes. The
only lights available were the dim
lanterns of railroad men.
Cool heads among railroaders and
passengers soon brought some sem
blance of order. Men were sent afoot
to Blairsville Intersection to sum
mon aid. Those who remained at the
sdene tried to aid the sufferers
trapped in the twisted wreckage, but
they succeeded in bringing out only
a few of the victims, their work
being hampered by the lack of light
and working equipment.
Shortly after the report of the
' wreck was flashed to division head
quarters at Pittsburgh, wreck trains
were moving to the scene from thin
city.oAltoona, Johnstown and other
points, bearing doctors, nurses and
railroad officials. Automobile am
bulances were ordered out, and just
before daylight the forerunners of
I the rescuing crews reached the scene.
I Dawn disclosed the qxtent ,of the
; disaster. Veteran railroaders exprooa
' ed amazement when they looked upon
the wreckage. The crash was of
I such great force that one sleaper was
driven its entire length into another.
It appeared as though tho otto car
had been constructed about tho ether
Trainmen Killed
The rails were ripped up for a
distance of 100 foot on nil four
tracks of tho main lino.' Wrecking
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