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THE EVENING TIMES STANDS VOK QIAND FOUS AND NOKTB DAKO. UNDEK AIL CIRCUMSTANCES VOL. 1, NO 24. Tax System of Morocco Being N ). 4 Examined By Plem potentiaries. llgeciras, Jan 27.—The plenipoten tiaries of the powers resumed their sessions today and spent a couple of hours going over the work of the com" nnttee on Moroccan revenue. The powers have several important objects' ill examining the Moorish attempt to regulate its tax system. The sultan is always in need of money and will be in better humor to co-operate with the powers in vthe work of reform if he is supplied with more cash for foreign luxuries of which he is fond and arc scandal to pious subjects. The Moroccan conference seems dis posed also to reduce the number of so called "protected" persons who es cape taxatloil because tliey are for eigners or in the service of or in partners with foreigners. s: AflADiST THE SPltTKY. Results of Examination of Rainy Hirer Does Not Warrant Improvements. •V Washington, Jan. 27.—The secre tary of war has transmitted to con gress a report made by the engineer «orps of the army upon the. prelimin ary examination of Rainy river, Min nesota, holding that the present and prospective commercial interests of the United States alone are not suffi cient to justify the probable Cost of an effective Improvement of the river and that it is not advisable at this time to undertake the work. Accord ingly he recommendB mat a survey be not ordered by congress. It's a poor kind of faith that you have to have faith in. FIVE INJURED And One Killed By Fall of Heavy Girders in New 2 York Building. New York, Jan. 27.—-Nine tons of steel girders fell from above the sev enth floor of the new Altmati build ing, in process of erection on Fifth Avenue, .today, tore, through several floors of steel beams on its way down ward and crushed Edward Steinman to death and seriously injured five other workmen who were employed oh the building.. A derrick was hoist ing the girders to the upper part of thie building when a cable broke The foreman in charge of the derrick was a re -iV^.SV I I 'V. I? Y- THE NORTHWESTERN LIFE. ^President Palmer Denies Report That Company Furnished Gash. for Campaign.. .i Milwaukee, Wis Jan. 27.—Presl 4ent Henry. L. Palmer, ot the North-, western Mutual-, Life Insurance' com-. \i 1 ^pany, denies,unequivocally the report. from Nashville, Tenn., that his com 4 $ pany had paid money tor political purposes to illegally influence legis "'V lation. He-makes affidavit to his de nials. "This company has nothing what ever t9 conceal,'' says Mr. Palmer, "and whenever it has expended sums -a in engaging attorneys to watch viciouB legislation it has paid them for their services and has paid no •i'f member of legislatures and has in- neu. sisted upon an understanding that no. money should* be "expended for illegal purposes. The .ac(s Af this'company \y?' are an open book t® «very policyholder •f or anyone, else that has any bus!- 1,688 to CAPTAIN OF SLOCUM MUST PAY THE PENALTY Imyw about its affairs." ^TENNESSEE SOCIETY DINNER "rS'? Held Waldorf Astoria Hany Speakers. .. *r% ... Found Guilty of Criminal Neglignce inx Failing to Provide Fire Drills on 111 Fated Steampr—Is Sentenced to Ten Years. New York, Jan. 27.—Captain William H. Van Schaick Was today found guilty of criminal negligence in failing to have fire drills on the steamer Slocum which he command ed in June, 1904, when that steamer burned with the loss bf dyer a thousand lives. He was immediately sentenced t6 ten years imprisonment by Judge Thomas of the United States district court. The jury disagreed as to two other counts in which he was charged with criminal negligence by the em ployment of life preservers of poor quality on the steamer. Tmit- New York Jan. 87.—The eighth an nual dinner of^'ihp- Society, of the Ten-: ^•wee, which takes place at the Wal dorf-Astoria tonidit. prmiij^es to be an affair -of nnnitial biillwnie. .: flan, fltinrart L. Woodtoirii,' former miniflter 46'Spain, to to be the gue»t of honor, and, the speaking Jist includes forfner Ckivernor Frank. 8. B. Aick, chairman, W "W. ^Lnnstrong ot the Insurance to ting pommittee, James M. Beck, 1? ft TA1GNAY WAS MORE THAN A Official Status Upheld By Dip lomats in Joint Note. Caracas, Venezuela—Thursday via Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad, Jan. 27.—Twenty-five .members of the dip lomatic corps today delivered to the Venezuelan government a formal joint note 'stating that they cannot accept Venezuela's position that M. Taigny, formed French charge d'affairs here, had been deprived of his official char acter and that he only ranked as a French citizen at the time of his sec ond departure from this country. The diplomats have commuhlcated the text of this, note to their respective gov ernments. -jr TO LECTURE IS UNITED STATES. Paris, Jan. 27.—Anatole le Braz, professor of Celtic literature at the University of Rennes, sailed from Hayre today to lecture in the United States under the auspices of the Fed eration of the French Alliance. His tour will take him as fai' as the Pacific coast. MAINY CORPSES 1 1 1 4 1 Of Valencia Horror on the Beach Near Scene Survivors Now All ared For. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 27.—All the survivors who reached the shore n&ar the scene of the wreck of the Valencia have now been- cared for. The last party of nine who had been stalled at Darling river on account of flooded waters, reached the steamer Salvor at Bamfield creek last night. They were in a bad condition. Great credit is due to the party from the Salvor, headed by Captain Ferris who left early Wed nesday and traveled an almost impassable trail for fifteen miles. After a night spent on the trail they started for home with the survivors. Before returning Captain Ferris visited the wreck. He reports the beach literally covered with wreckage and at that time five bodies were on shore being identified. DOWD SHOWS UP. Missing Private Gives Account of His ^ctlonsw Pittsburg, Jan. 27.—Private Dowd reported about noon today and accord ing to an officer in command gave a satisfactory explanation' of his ab sence.- His friends feared he hadrmet with foul play. '-V AN ARMY WEDDING. Hiss Cochran and Lientenant Klng \man Wed in Cincinnatl. Cincinnati, 0„ Jan. 27.—One of the prettiest army weddings that has tak en1-place for a long time was the mar riage today at Christ church Of Miss Katherine: Mortimer Cochran, daugh ter of the late Colonel Cochran, U. S.'nA., and Lieut. Ralph Kingman, of the Sixteenth infantry, U. S. A., son of General Dan Kingman. The cere mony waS performed in the presence of a large number ot' relatives' and friends. The bride was given away by her brother, C&ptain Percy 'M. Cochran, of Ft. McPherson, Oa. Lieut. Kingman will take his bride to Manila, where he is stationed at Ft M^Klnley. WEEDING OUT Process in Russian Military Ctooles Spon to Jljl|? Start. St. Petersburg, Jan. 27.—Tlie. con tinuation of the policy of retrench ment by the weeding out of inacUve dumber* of the ih)litary organiat,tlonB and thie retirement ^n half piy of twenty-twp raie)ral& and three ad iqIwIb who held slneenres on ,the Alexander eonadttee for the care of Se ReT. nr. Robert & Maq^rtliivr: woUnded wlll shortly be gaiwtted. oommittpehas flfty-o^e mem Mrs who are doing little except draw thelr salaries amounting in all to 'over a net wren 1 EMPEROR WILLIAM'S BIRTHDAY. Berlin en Fete in Honor Ruler. of Their Berlin, Jan. 27,—The capital was .jn fete today' in celebration ot the Em peror's forty-seventh birthday. Public offices were closed, flags were dis played and the day was observed everywhere as a general holiday. The foreign diplomats called at the palace and presented messages of congratu lation from their respective rulers. Other felicitous greetings came from societies and municipalities, through out the empire. The Emperor just now is exceedingly busy giving his personal attention to the arrange ments for his silver wedding anni versary celebration next month- GRIDIRON CLUB DINNER. Noted Newspaper Club of Washington Honored by President. Washington, D. C., Jan. 27.—Follow ing the example set by President Mc Klnley and other ot his. predecessors, President Roosevelt has accepted an invitation to attend a dinner of the afmous Gridiron club. The dinner takes place tonight and from all In dications will be an unusually inter esting affair. Besides the President the guests will include other public men of widest prominence. All will doubtless come In for a good "roast-, Ing" on the gridiron, but the antics and the speeches however interesting they may. be, will not come to the ear of the public, for it is the inviolable rule of the club that such proceedings shall not get Into print. WORLD'S POSTAL CONGRESS. Edward Rosewater of Omaha Accepts' Appointment. Omaha, Jan. 27.—Mr. Edward Rose water, who was appointed with Capt. D. M. Brocks, superintendent of for eign malls to represent the United States in the world's postal congress that will convene in Rome the first week in April, has decided today to accept the appointment. Mr. Rose water was one of the members, of the congress of 1897, held in Washington. It consists of representatives of sixty two nations, which constitute the In ternational Postal union, having head quarters at Berne, Switzerland, where all international balances are adjust ed. The union was organized about 1 forty years ago, and has held con gresses once every seven years to re vise -the international postal laws by treaties. The last congress selected Rome for the 1905 session, but owing to the Russo-Japanese war the meet ing wa^ postponed until this year. Celebrated His Birthday. Mr. Christian Cornelinson celebrated has 24th birthday Friday evening at his home on North Fifth street. Games w«re played, after which dainty re freshments were served and the gufests departed at an early morning hour. You cannot give life to men with out giving life for them. At 3 years of age he would. amuse himself by picking out chords upon the harpsichord^ At 4 years of age he could play minuets in well-marked rhythm and with expression^ At 5 years of age he was already a \composer, and at 6 years he played before the Emperor Fran els and the Empress Marie Ther esa. At 13. years of age he was. fa mous throughout Europe. ................... .•Vienna, Jan. 27.—One hundred and fifty years ago today there was born in a modest little home in Salzburg a man-child, who was to ""become world-famous as a musicians and com poser, a genius ot the highest fac ulty whose short,life was full of bril liant ^nd immortal: achievement To day, the world of music and art united to observe the: anniversary of Wolf gang Amadeus Mozart The life of Jfozart extended over only 36 But these few yeartt: were more to hlqi than they are to mortals generally facause of his won derful precocity./At 3 years ot age he wopld amuse/ himself by nicking out-«Bords upon the' harpsichord, At 4 years of age he oould play minuets* not only correctly lmt in well-marked rhythm and with: expression. At 5 yeatt of age he #as' already a pom poeer. One day his father and friend found him bending brer a mnfttft kcore, On hie .lather's asking him W* ^ng ,the little ftllow^ ans^ered that he was writing con MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1906. TROOPS FIGHT Town of Gomel in Flames and u* Revolution Con tinues. St. Petersburg, Jan. 27.—A dispatch from Gomel says that half the town is in flames and that lighting is goitia: on in the center of town between the troops and revolutionists,' who have been reinforced by the peasantry of the surrounding districts. Disorders extend to five counties around Gomel. The peasantry have deposed the old authorities and elected revolutionists to fill their places. GRAND DUKE CYRIL. (Thir,d Heir to Russian Throne Wh* Hif Token a A Five O'CIock Dinner. One of the most enjoyable social gatherings of the season was held a': the home of Mrs. J. H. Miller on Thursday afternoon. Covers were laid for ten and at 5 o'clocy a most tastily arranged dinner was served. Those who were present were Mrs. J. H. Mil ler, Mrs. P. Boese, Mrs. Henry Carpen ter, Mrs. Geo. Carpenter, Mrs. T. II Bride.) DIED IN AGONY Minnesota Woodsman is Dead From Effects of Ex posure. Virginia, Minn., Jain. 27.—Lost for several days in the deep woods near this place, freezing his feet and burn ing them in fire so, severely that ure mic poisoning resulted, E. Van Meluck, aged 28, died yesterday in St. Luke's hospital as the result of his injuries. Van Meluck started to walk during a bad Storm to the outskirts of Vir ginia. He lost his way during the blizzard and wandered in the woods for several days until the toes of both his feet were frozen. Almost ex hausted he succeeded in making a fire at the base of a treet, rolled himself in his blanket and went to sleep. During the night he rolled about in such a manner that his frozen feet came in contact with the fire and be fore he awakened both feet were badly burned. A party of woodmen found him lying by his fire with his feet cooked. He died the next morning in awful agony. T.. Lawson, Mrs. A. T. Thalle, Mrs. F. Hespe, Mrs. D. Fordney, Mrs. Haugh land and Mrs. Cornelinson. certo for the piano. The father, look ing down on the blotted and curiously scratched score, saw that it was in truth a concerto and an accurately composed one. Court "Went Mud." The elder Mozart took his little son to Munich, where he played^ before the elector. Then he took him to Vienna, where he played before the Emperor Francis, the Empress Maria Theresa and the Princess Marie An toinette, afterward queen of France. The former Viennese court "went mad" over the children, for "little Nannerl," as Wolfgang used to call his sister, played also. No court function was complete without them. But, of course, it was Wolfgang, then only 6 years old, who aroused the greatest interest. His ear was so acute that 4t astonished even: trained musicians. They delighted in testing it. He could toll when one violin was an eighth--fcf a tone lower than another. A Uff of Traced -. The' 11 )ife of Mozart ,w:as a tragedy. For fnany years the elder Mozart was his- son's supreme" mentor in every matter that was not musical, and even in music hiB judgment was long re- yered as almost euphpae. So long as „&e son was directly under the eyes of.his father all went well, and in the tours which he made with his ffether Mozart had the most care-free experience of his life. The tragedy begpn whey his Cftther, by stress 6f circumstances, was obliged to stay at MWMMwwhen. uietragedy did TIMES TO HEAR HEB FIANCE. Miss ltousevelt at Dinner Party Wlierc Lougwortli S|»eaks. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 27.—Miss Alice Roosevelt and her fiance, Con gressman Longworth, are among the notable guests arrived here to attend the dinner to be given tonight by Isaac H. Clothier, in honor of Lloyd Carpen ter Griscom, for two years minister to Japan, and now the newly appointed ambassador to Brazil. The dinner Is in recognition of Mr. Gviscom's splen did representation of the United States in the realm of the Mikado. Mr. Long worth is to deliver an address on his bill in congress to provide for resi dences for diplomats abroad, and also on improvements in the diplomatic service of the United States. Siiwtre of Denlli Appear.*. The great festival came and went with the spectre still undisclosed. There was a great deal of hilarity Christmas morning when the gifts were exchanged, the most unbounded joviality at dinner, and games and amusements in the afternoon and evening. The spectre even spared her a little time to compare notes with her friends after Christmas had gone and to enjoy the New Year's fun with an unblemished serenity. It was last Friday that he showed himself to Miss Curtin. She had a queer feeling of unrest and nervous oppression. It came upon her faintly but suddenly. Until that moment she Mozart not become distressful till the father, vexed at his son's marriage, withdrew from the frail being he had so long sheltered with his protectibn every thing but a cold and formal relation ship. A Hard Strugriclv. Mozart struggled hard to earn a competency. The only way was by constantly giving concerts and by constantly writing popular music for bands, orchestras, etc. His wife was almost constantly an invalid, and his own health was frequently giving way. But even so, these distressful years of his married life were the years of Mozart's_. greatest and most prolific production. The day of his fate, how ever, was rapidly drawing near. He had produced his three great operatic masterpieces—"The Marriage of Figa-' ro," "Don Giovanni" and "The Magic Flute," the works by which he proved himself the greatest master of opera tic art the world has ever known. He had produced also his three great symphony masterpieces—the E flat major, the minor and the major, or "Jupiter"—the works by which he made himself in the world's regard the true successor of Haydn and the only equal of Beethoven. Hla Lut Masterpiece. He was now at work upon his. last great masterpiece, his immortal "Re quiem." He wa8 slnging it over for a f|ew friends one evening when he broke, down. In a few hours he. was dead-(December 6, 1791). Not a soul attended his funeral. A few days later 1Mb widow went to stand beside. her husband's grave. But no one could tell her where he lay. He had been btiMed' fa.th* "eommon lot"—-that w*s alt The tragedy was ended. DEAD BED Hospital Entered By Three Men Who Plunged Daggers Into Body of Traitor. Lodz, Jan. 27.—Unknown persons today gained access to the hospital and killed with daggers, a nian riamed Luki zevski who was shot in the streets on Jan. 2.'}. The murderer thus completed the sentence of the local revolutionary tri bunal which condemned Lukizevski to death as a tiautor for informing the police of the whereabouts of the bomb depots. BITE PROVES FATAL TO MISTRESS Philadelphia Girl Dies After Six Weeks—A Horrible Death. Philadelphia, Jan. 26.—Hydrophobia resulting from the bite ot a pet dog six weeks ago, caused the death of Miss Julia Curtin, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Curtin. Miss Curtin was 21 years old. Dr. Rowland G. Curtin was her uncle. When all hope was gone and when she knew and her family knew that death could not be far off, she bade them a brave farewell in one of her lucid moments, and was locked in a room with four physicians to meet her terrible end beyond the gaze of those who loved her best and could not bear to look upon her sufferings. Toward the last, ether was adminis tered to ease her pain, and she was under its influence for several hours before she breathed her last. Christ mas was coming on, and the Curtin family was as busy as all happy fam ilies are at that time. Miss Curtin had two small brothers who are not yet beyond the point where a Santa Claus is real and she had an elder sister who was nearer to her than any chum. Presents had to be bought for them and then there were her father and mother and a lot of girl friends. had even been overflowing with life and health. tear drove the blood through her veins like a torrent. It came upon her like a flash: "The dog, he bit me!" She looked at her hand. The little piark showed dark red. Choking with fright she made some laughing ex cuse to visit her uncle. Dr. Curtin. When she explained her symptoms to him, he looked grave, but he tried to assure her that there was no cause for alarm, and told her to go home again. From that moment Miss Curtin felt confident. In her own mind that she was doomed, but never a word of her fears did she utter at home. Her mother was nervous, and she thought that it would worry her Into a serious illness if she knew, and then—per haps—perhaps it might not come. Corn Into S|»IIMIIIN at Water* If she had only gone to the Pasteur Institute as soon as she got the scratch, or even when the dog was killed, they might have saved her life. Now, all the learned seers of medi cine in the world could not delay by one hour or one minute the thing that was gripping her in a vise of iron. Every moment that feeling of nervous dread increased every moment it was harder to laugh and joke with her sis ter, play with her brothers and talk idle nonsense with her mother. By Saturday she could no longer conceal the fact that she was ill. She asked for a glass of water and when it was brought to her she went iuto spasms. Dr. Curtin was sent for in great haste. He knew what had hap pened and brought Dr. Robinson with him. From that time on the doctors were with her constantly. In one of the intervals of relaxation which were becoming fewer and shorter all the time. Miss Curtin asked to see several of her girl friends that she might say goodbye to them. They were brought In sobbing and she spoke to them as quietly as though she were about to go away on a little journey of no mo ment. While they were there the con vulsions came again. Monday night, the doctors—there were now four of them in attendance —told Miss Curtin that if she wished it they would administer ether to her to deaden her pain. At first she said she preferred to die with all her wits about her, even though she had to en dure the tortures of hydrophobia, but after a particularly violent paroxysm, she said she would take ether. It was her wish also to say farewell to her family and have them leave the room. She was suffering enough for all of them, she said, and she thought that they ought not to endure the sight of her death. THE EVENING TIMES rUTS MO rAVOKITES. ITISIBEf PAPER FKOM STAftT TO EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS Grand Forks Man Succeeded By Geary of Fargo. ISpeotal to The Evening Times.] Fargo, Jan. 27.—By special order Xo. 1 of Governor Sarles, commander of the North Dakota National Gu&rdfi, Col, W. H. Brown of Grand Forks has been retired with the rank ot brigadier general. Col. Brown has long been identified with the state militia and he carries with him in retirement a record that any might envy. Major E. C. Geary, Jr., of this city has been promoted to the rank of colonel, succeeding Col. W. H. Brown, retired, as chief of engineers. Colonel Geary saw service In the Philippines and is a thorough and efficient officer. DEATH REAPS HARVEST IN A LOWELLHOTEL FIRE Three Persons Found in Ruins of Richardson Hotel at Low ell, Massachusetts, Which Burned to the Ground This Morning. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 27.—At least three lives were lost early today in afire which badly damaged the Richardson hotel, one of the best known hostelries in the city. It is be lieved that when the ruins of the hotel have been searched it will be found that the list of fatalities will Be increased. Sev en injured persons were taken to the hospital while nearly a score of others were treated by physicians and then lodg ed in other hotels and residences in the neighborhood. AU of the dead were women, two of whom have not been identi fied, while the third was a woman who was employed yester day as pastry cook at the hotel. Her name was unknown to the.hotel proprietor but she came from Boston. Most of those who were injured were either burned or cut by falling glass or received injuries in jumping from-the windows of the up per stories of the burning building. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen from aii overheated stove. It is thought that it had been burning for nearly an hour before it was discovered. After the ruins had been searched it was announced that no more bodies had been found. The identity of the three bodies recovered practically was established. One proved to be H. G. Harding of Somerville, Mass. The other two were those of Mrs. Christine Nelson of Boston, hotel cook and Miss Josphine Kenneston of Franklin Falls, N. H. A traveling salesman named Feldmau of New York had not been accounted for. HE MUST DIE Convicted of Murder of Mabel Page and Sentenced to Electric Chair Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 27.—Charles Tucker, convicted of the murder of Mabel Page of Weston on March .31, 1904, today was sentenced to death by electricity during the week of June 10. Tucker told the court he was in nocent of the crime. FREXCH STEAMER ABBITOS. Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 26, via'Tort of Spain, Island of Ttini day, Jan. 27*—'The French line steamer which arrived at La Guayra today was granted the nsual prlvllMna amaleatta with the shore. LABOR BODIES MAY MERGE. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 27—The fii- ture of the Amalgamated Woodwork ers, long an important factor In the world of organized labor, is to be de termined at a conference which will begin in this city tomorrow. The con ference will be between representa tives of the carpenters and the wood workers, and it is regarded as likely that the result will be the absorption of the woodworking members by the carpenters, and the passing out ot ex istence of the woodworkers' organiza tion. The conference is the result of an agreement reached at the last con vention of the American Federation of Labor, and marks possibly the end of a controversy that has been fought through many conventions and has long stood as one of the chief Juris diction contests that has retarded the organized labor movement ri A LOCKCANAL Will Probably Be Favored ADVAJiCE IX DRY GOODS. Market in Jfew l'ork is Active ud Mneh Higher. New Vork, Jan. 27.—The dry goods market today showed a moderate in crease of activity in the primary as well as the jobbing market. The movement was of fair volume and ait' full prices on the majority of line*.. Some complaints at advances weed re^ •, ported, but buyers as a rule paid th^'j market price. ^1 TO ADDRESS BOSTOK CLUB. |kl Boston, Mass., Jan. W.T-Cojgreas!^':j man Duncan A. McKJnlay of Califbr^ nia, came to Boston today to dearer an address before the Norfolk, clmb. The club has invited him to, apeak ct his trip to the Phllipplnas a»£- aw«£ ber::of .............,,..... Korth. Dakota—Fair toaiirtit in* S^day- KM«*-fcalr 1 I By Commission for Panama. Washington, Jan. 27.—The isthmian canal commission met today and con cluded its consideration of the report of the board of consulting engineers with respect to the type of canal that should be constructed. The commis sion has had before it reports of a majority and minority of the consult ing board. A report was adopted but its nature was not disclosed. There is good reason to believe, however, that the minority report in favor of a lock canal has been adopted and for warded to the secretary of war.