THE EVENING TIMES STANDS VOK
QIAND FOUS AND NOKTB DAKO.
UNDEK AIL CIRCUMSTANCES
VOL. 1, NO 24.
Tax System of Morocco Being
4 Examined By Plem
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.
And One Killed By Fall of
Heavy Girders in New
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
-iV^.SV I I 'V.
THE NORTHWESTERN LIFE.
^President Palmer Denies Report That
Company Furnished Gash.
.i Milwaukee, Wis Jan. 27.—Presl
4ent Henry. L. Palmer, ot the North-,
western Mutual-, Life Insurance' com-.
^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
"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!-
CAPTAIN OF SLOCUM
MUST PAY THE PENALTY
Imyw about its affairs."
^TENNESSEE SOCIETY DINNER
"rS'? Held Waldorf Astoria
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.
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,
TA1GNAY WAS MORE
Official Status Upheld By Dip
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
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
1 1 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
DOWD SHOWS UP.
Missing Private Gives Account of His
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.
AN ARMY WEDDING.
Hiss Cochran and Lientenant Klng
\man Wed in Cincinnatl.
Cincinnati, 0„ Jan.
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.
Process in Russian Military
Ctooles Spon to
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
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
EMPEROR WILLIAM'S BIRTHDAY.
Berlin en Fete in Honor
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'
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
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
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.
Town of Gomel in Flames and
u* Revolution Con
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
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.
DIED IN AGONY
Minnesota Woodsman is Dead
From Effects of Ex
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
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
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 -.
)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
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
TO HEAR HEB FIANCE.
Miss ltousevelt at Dinner Party Wlierc
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
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
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
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.
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.
PROVES FATAL TO
Philadelphia Girl Dies After
Six Weeks—A Horrible
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
had even been overflowing with life
tear drove the blood through her
veins like a torrent. It came upon
her like a flash: "The dog, he bit
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
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
PAPER FKOM STAftT TO
EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS
Grand Forks Man Succeeded
By Geary of
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
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
DEATH REAPS HARVEST IN
A LOWELLHOTEL FIRE
Three Persons Found in Ruins of Richardson Hotel at Low
ell, Massachusetts, Which Burned to the Ground
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
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
Will Probably Be Favored
ADVAJiCE IX DRY GOODS.
Market in Jfew l'ork is Active ud
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
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«£
Korth. Dakota—Fair toaiirtit in*
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.
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