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,/v «v. 7 "'a. '•i j.,....• vAff 'J® Iff ''•$M ,r mum THE EVENING TIMES STANDS FOB GKAND fOBKS AND NOKTH DAKO TA UNDEB ALL CIRCUMSTANCES VOL. 1, NO. 83. TERROR. More shops were opened today and the city is slowly resuming its normal life. The presence of King Victor. Em manuel in Naples, which always pro .j daces a good effect, has acted as a tonic on the Neapolitans who have a superstitious veneration for the king. Prom early in the day crowds gather ed before the palace, where the men were heard to exclaim: "He comes 1 but the pope stays at home. Long live the king." Fueling, however, does not interfere with the Neapolitans' venera tlon for their saints. A woman in the crowd before the palace iwas heard to confide in a friend as follows: "My daughter, who lives at Terre del Greco, is a refugee She has been received into the royal palace, lives like a royal princess and has been Spoken to by the queen. May the saints protect her majesty." 'Naples, April 12.—Viewed as a whole tlje conditions throughout the area affected by the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius' are '•better this morning:as compared with those of the early lJ&Bfs of yesterdav. "The frequent de 'tehftlons 'are still* heard, but- faintly. Ifhe' main crater is gradually enlarg ing. $he raln'of ashes over the Medi terranean side of the volcano has diminished. '•'•'•'.TM-heaviest fall is now over Bpmma Santa. Anastasia and otJ|er villages In a section opposite and distant from this city.Large con tingents of troops havl -ftrrfTtOuJlt fording a military force suffltientto successfully meet all eventualities. The garrisons have been doubled and sailors ordered ashore* from the squa dron In the bay and WUl be held to restore and maintain public order. For a time after midnight the erup tions were somewhat more acute The latest reports show (that 243 houses have been damaged at Por tici, 195 at San Giovanni and Ted uc do 432 at Besina and 1,000 at Torre Del Graco. It is impossible to deter mine the exact number of buildings demolished at Torre Annunziata. It is estimated that about 5,000 houses in all have been' partly or entirely destroyed. In the villages on- the Ottajano side of the mountains all of the houses are damaged.' At Nola desolation reigns, the place having been almost entirely abandoned.1 THE FIRST APOSTLE SMS KE WILL Dowie, the Disgraced, Declares He Will Go to Law to Re gain Possession of Zion. Xmoelated Presa to The Evening Times.' Chicago, April 12.—John Alexander Dowie today upset the plans for a peaceable adjustment of his troubles with Zion church as announced last night Early today he directed his at tendants to announce to all inquirers that the report that he was about to compromise with Overseer Voliva and his followers was untrue. He said that he would conduct a legal contest In the courts and get his property back. Attorney Wetten, his legal advisor, when told of his declaration said: "I can only repeat what I said last night that there is good prospect of adjust ment of the troubles without resorting to the courts. The situation has not changed so far as I know." •••I'--:.-' GETS FIFTEEN MONTHS. »—lelitei Pre— to The B^tilt Tipw. 1 Minneapolis, April 12.—Edward A. If Vaughan, the get-rich-qulck grain broker, convicted of using the mails to defraud, was today sentenced In the federal district court to fifteen months in the Minnesota refo«"iatnrv anf to pay a line of $500. Vaughan adver tised by circulars, offering big returns on money which had to be trusted to him implicitly. AJ&-SW iW Kr rv }-*w 'W ^MJ Dire Desolation in the Vicinity of Vesuvius Anoclglnl Press Cable to The Evening Tines. Naples, April 12.—10 a. m.—From all quarters come reports that the situa tion has ameliorated, but ashes from Mount Vesuvius are failing every where, houses are collapsing and 'burying their occupants, and the roads near the volcano are no sooner open ed than they are closed again by fail ing cinders. The inhabitants of this city are enduring the yellow, gray at mosphere of yesterday, which is even more oppressive than before. The popular custom of those who can af ford it consists of automobile coat, cape and goggles, which enables the wearer to maintain a semblance of clean lines, but the people generally have to be contented with paper masks and raised umbrellas. The drivers of tfolley cars are wearing masks of some transparent material under the visors of their caps. ^Xi? THE OLD CRATER IS QUIETING DOWN SOMEWHAT— ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND HOUSES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED PEOPLE STtyL FILLED WITH 4, --V' V.\*^ i" ,., -.vfcL,,, -i-J-«i.-'-X: flic'.: Geologists frequently cite the vol cano which rises from the shores of the Bay of NapleB as a fine specimen of a type differing essentially from that of which Mauna Loa is a representa tive. The volume of lava ejected by the latter wlien it is active is enorm ous, but the .discharge is effected with compilative ease, though not, of course, in silence. Much less solid material is emitted by Vesuvius, but its eruptions are accompanied by more formidable demonstrations. The out break which involved the destruction of Pompeii, if not an exception to the rule, perhaps marked the limit to which the development of lava and cinders could go with an "explosive" volcano. But the distinctive char acteristics of Vesuvian activity are an enormous column of steam,' which looks like Are when illuminated from within, bombB of plastic material which burst with a sound like thunder, a little dust and, in instances, small streams of lava. Such phenomena are always startling, yet they rarely re sult in actual damage to life or pro perty. The latest eruption, however, has closely appproached, it has not pass ed, the danger line and fully justifies the panic which it has created. Both as to the amount of mo'tan roclt which has issued from outlets on all sldeB and as a spectacle, this outbreak has prob ably not been parallelled since 1872. On that occasion there was an irreg ular increase in violence of the mani festations through a period extend ing over several months, the culmina tion lasting only two or three days, and being followed by a marked subsidence of alarming symptoms. In the present case'history seems to have' repeated itself to some' extent, for herV have been severft suggestive exhibitions of activity within the last twelve itibnths, ond of them hating beeh observed al most- exactly a year ago When these were surpassed' early last week an Italian Vulcanist, Manteuccl, permitted himself to. believe that the turning point was at hand, but he did not suc ceed in reassuring the sixty thousand .inhabitants of the villages which were imperilled. Th^r frantic effort* to remove their household good3 to places of greater safety are unintelligible as well as pitiful. It seems to be conceded that most of the energy displayed by volcanoes a result of contact .between water and intensely heated racks in the earth's inteHor.' If the combination-^ occurs suddenly, an explosion like that wblch wrecked the Island of Krakatoa In an instant and (according to Russell, a, leading American authority) pulverlz-' ed a cubic mile of stone may be ex pected. As to the source from which the water is derived there has been some difference of opinion, but Russell thinks it come from the surface of the earth. Volcanoes are commonly near the sea and have more or less exten sive fissures in the strata which un derlie them. This is true of Vesuvius. It is not unlikely, therefore that a large part of the mischief which it 'does is traceable to an infiltration of fluid from the Mediterranean. TELEGRAPH SPARKS James A. Bailey, the show man, is dead. The New York stock exchange will not be closed on Good Friday. W. K. Vanderbilt's horses won the two big races in Paris. The stevedores in Havana have struck in sympathy with the street car strikers in that city. Cubans are fast becoming Americanized. The New York grand jury will in vestigate the affairs of the Washing ton Life Insurance company. Railroads in Michigan have been or dered by state commission to reduce rates within the state. President Roosevelt has refused to pardon Dr. A. W. Malchow, former professor of medicine in Hamlin uni versity, now serving two years in prison for sending obscene literature through the -mails. The French naval officers who will participate in the final interment of John Paul Jones at Annapolis, will be entertained by this government. The metal manufacturers of Cleve land have declared for the open shop. Vice Admiral Cevera has been ap pointed commander at Ferrol, the Spanish naval station on the bay of Betanzal. More than 200 marines will sail from San Francisco to relieve U. 8. marines serving in the Philippines. Russia is now threatened with a general railroad strike. The Pennsylvania railtaad officials believe there is little danger of a gen eral coal Btrike. They claim the out put of the bitumlnouf mines now amount to about 90 per cent of the normal production. I FOUND GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY. AuMclotrd Pre** to The Evening Time*. Savannah, Ga„ Aprii 12.—j. H. Green and Isadore Gaynor, who have been on trial in the U. S. court here on the charge of conspiring to defraud the U. S. government in connection with contracts for wfirk on the har bor—improvements, were ionnd guilty on all three indictments.' the jurv re turning its verdict at 1:55 p. m. Judge Speer ordered a recess until tomor row when sentences will be iiqposed. The trial of Messrs. Green and Gaynor consumed -about thirteen and a half weeks. They were indicted in 1902 and after fighting extradition proceed ings in New York fled to Canada. Af ter lengthy proceedings they were finally extradicted and brought to Savannah for trial. SCHOOL FOR BLIND ON FIRE. Janesville, Wis., April 12.—Fire has broken out at the state school for the blind. The school is located south of the city of Janesville. The fire de partment has bee called to fight the flames, TODAY'S MARKETS. Grand Forks, N. D., April 12.—(Uv Edwards-Wood Co., Brokers, Room 16 Clifford Building-)—We chargre only He per bushel on all grain and 2%c per bbl. on pork for Chicago delivery and %c per bushel on fl&x for Duluth de livery. Snpertor ilnotatlou tor Wueltolb Delivery. Wheat—• May. July. Open High .. I'OW. .. Close .. Wheat— Open .. High .. Low. .. Close .. Oats— Open .. High .. Low. .. Close .. jiT-jr fra K*„ f^Tf® «n.t y4! *v TBS EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. Sept. 78% Z?V4 ..78W--H 79%-H .. --78J4 80%. ....77% 79% -.78 80% 78% Chlraso Delivery. May. July. Sept. -•JIM/fi 78%--'}i 77:J'4-'ii -.80% 79% 79 .79 78% -80% 79% July. 46% 46% 46 46% Com-*- Hipen .. High .. Low. Close .. 77% 7S% Sept. 46%--i 47 46% 46% May. ••46*4-% May. .. ..31% .. ..32% July. Sept. 22 30 22% 30 July 16.30 16.32 16.15 16.20 s?r* ::8* 3 Fork- 88 May. Open 16.25 High .. .. 16.25 Low 16.00 Close 16.07 Lard— Mnv. Jul* Open 8.70 g.ss High 8.70 8.85 Low 8.62 8.77 Close ..8.65 8.77 Flax— Doluth Delivery. May. 1.17% 1.191ft 1.17% 1.19H Open -.. High .. Low. Close .. July. 1.19 1.20% 1.19 1.20% Mlueapolte Cash Close. No. 1 hard wheat .... No. 1 northern wheat. No. 2 northern wheat No. 3 wheat No. 1 durum wheat.. No. 2 durum wheat. No. S yellow corn .. No. 3 corn No. 3 white oats .... No. 3 oats Barley Rye 56% to 58 Flax 1.17% to 1.17 May flax »T P«l««h Cuk Close. No. 1 northern wheat 80% No. ^.northern wheat 78% ..79% to 80 .79 to 79% -.77% to 78% ..76 to 77 .71 to 71% .69 to 69% 44% 43% 30*1 to 48 northwest Receipts, ... Today. Last Year Minneapolis 174 Duluth 22 Fonin Cables. Liverpool—Close: Wheat, %d higher. tiv •:,: 7^ VyM^S :v *r'. -.• .:-. A SQkiAf^ DEAL FOR ALL RESULT OP THE FIRST SPRING FLIGHT yy^cG ANOTHER4EFFORT TO BRING ABOUT PEACE The Subcommittee of Miners and Operators in Session Again Today. AsHOdated Press to The Gvenlng Tlinea. New York, April 12.—Another effort will be made today by the subcom mittee representing the anthracite coal operators and mine workers to reach an agreement and send the men back to work. The miners who have had under consideration since Tues day the counter arbitration plan of the operators, which provides that the strike committee of 1902-03 take 11 the dispute so far as it relates to wages and the method of adjustment of complaints, are ready' to submit their answer. The members of the committee had intimated that, they will accept the strike commission if this, is permitted them to take up all the demands made by the wage work ers, some of which they have greatly modified. The miners will insist that the eight hour demand, along with the readjustment of wages and the re construction of the conciliation board, be taken up by the arbitrators. If the operators should refuse to entertain the miner's amendment, to the employ er's plan and insist that their latest proposition be accepted as submitted the miners may stop negotiations, call the convention and declare that a strike exists. President Mitchell anil other members of the general scale committee, however, believe the dis pute will not go so far. New York, April 12.—The joint con ference of coal operators and repre sentatives of t!i° rniterl Mine Workers, of America bejran at 1:30 p. m. The mine workers at a conference amend ed their proposition by asking thai a:i agreement be made with the anllirw cite mine workers instead of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America. They also amended the check-off plan so that all employes willing may be as mo youGEryouz, feet iter tmW' .:i,(EEO i. Am THE WEATHER. As reported by thn A so at from Washington, D. C., for the coming B'i hours: North Dakota Threatening- with rain or snow tonight and in east and south portion Friday: cold er tonight. COMPLETE WITH LAMPS AND HOMN GRAND FORKS. NORTH DAKOTA *SS$K5«fe^i •»i THURSDAY, APRIL .12, 1906. TIMES sessed. They also accept anthracite str" commission. The miners propose mat any vacancy in the anthracite coal strike commission shall be tilled by Presi dent Roosevelt. The conference ad journed at 3:10 subject to the call of the two chairmen—Messrs. Mitchell and Baer. Mr. Baer issued the following an swer to the jminers' communication: "We regret that you have not ac cepted our proposition. We do not feel that, we can modify them. We will hereafter answer your communi cation of this date by letter, or if you desire further meetings they can' be arranged now or hereafter fixed by the respective chairmen." Mr. Truesdale, when asked the meaning of Mr. Baer's statement, said the only inference to be drawn was that negotiations between the miners and operators have been suspended. HOOSIER REPUBLICANS. Tlir State Convention Completes Per mnnent Organization. Associated Press to Tlie Evening Times. Indianapolis, April 12.—The second session of the republican state con vention was called to order today by Representative A. L. Brick, the tem porary chairman. The resolutions committee reported through W. It. Gardiner of Washington, chairman, The report was unanimously adopted. CORDS LOST. Dakota Newspaper union, the Mer chants National Mutual Fire Insur ance company and Architect Beebe was completely destroyed by fire at 4:45 o'clock this morning. The fire is said to have been caused by a leak in the gas pipes in the base ment. Walkrr Bros. & Hardy's machinery, stock nnd printing material AS IVSl'IKEIt DISPATCH. A"nmci."1 Cable 1 The committee on organization report ed the selection of Representative Charles B. Landis for permanent chairman and Edward Hancock of Brookville for permanent secretary. The report was adonted. The following were nominated by acclamation: Secretary of State—Fred Sims of Frankfort. Attorney General—James Bingham of Muncie. State Statistician—James S. Stubbs of Indianapolis. For Judge of the Supreme Court, First District—James H. Jordan of Martinsville. John G. Billheimer of Washington was nominated for auditor of state. TWO HUNDRED JiAVAL MUTINEERS ARRESTED Associated Press Cable to The Evening Times. Lisbon, April 12.—A mutiny took place here yesterday on board the Portugese cruiser Don Carlos I., Ad miral Ferrelra, commander of the naval forces, proceeded in person to the mutinous vessel and ordered the mutineers ashore. Over two hundred and fifty men were landed under guard and confined in the naval bar racks. PENNSYLVANIA RECOVERS. Over a Million Dollars on Deposit In a Defunct Bank. Harrisburg, Pa., April 12.—Gov. Pennypacker issued an official state ment today announcing that the com' monwealth of Pennsylvania has re covered all public funds amounting to 91,030,000 on deposit in the Enterprise National bank of Alleghney at the time of its failure. R's Coming to Grand Forks RUNABOUTS) Two PassengerCar, $630* With Folding Seat, $675 HOUGHTON IMPLEMENT CO., State Agents 1M& *'7 1 »5- A 4 *0 PTU.STTlENT (\VSTliO OUT. The Vi'ir hief .Wajrislralo i'fM a lid liociipo ration. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, April 12.—Senor Car biras, Venezuelan charge here, has re ceived a cablegram from Caracas con firmatory of the one received yester day in New York by the consul gen eral there to the effect that Presi dent Castro has temporarily resigned his office. The charge is of the opin ion that the president has decided to make one .of- his periodical trips to La Victoria for rest and recuperation af ter the severe labors of the past win ter. SMOOT CASE AGAIN. The Senate Committee Resumes Hear ing in the Celebrated Case. Associated Press to The Ereal( Times. Washington, April 12—Arguments in the ca^e of Senator Reed Smoot were begun today before the senate com mittee on privileges and elections af ter an inquiry extending over three years into his right to retain his seat. Former Secretary of the Treasury John G. Carlisle, opened for the pro testants. He will be followed bv A. S. Worthington of the counsel for Smoot. The committee room was crowded. WILL INSTRUCT UMPIRES. Associated Press to The Bvenlns Times. Milwaukee. April 12.—President J. D. O'Brien of the American Associa tion Baseball league today issued a call for a meeting of the members of his staff of umpires at Columbus, Ohio, on AdHI a 16. At this meeting President O'Brien will Issue verbal in structions to umpires pertaining to the season's work. llr^ •^fTI ^rwanoM stabt TO The Evening Cologne, April 12.—The Gazette to day prims an insnired dispatch from Berlin which denies that Germany in stigated Russia to call the second Hague conference for June in order to detract from the iniDortance of the Pan-Aiuui'icau congress. The dis patch adds that Germany knew noth ing of Emperor Nicholas' intention to call a meeting of The Hague congress before the invitation was received and combats the view that Germany has taken special interest in The Hague congress because she may there op pose the so-called "Calve doctrine," which denies the right of one state to interfere to collect its subjects" claims against a foreign state so long as the courts of the latter offer a prospect of unprejudiced adjudication. MM ELECTED BY VOTE OF IE PEOPLE A House Measure to Change the Mode of Electing U. S. Senators. •v I", ',V« !f* EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Walker Bros. Hardy Establishment Burned Special to The Evening Time*. Fargo, N. L)., April 12.—The build ing occupied by Walker Bros. & Hardy, printers and bookbinders, the North AN EARLY MORNING BLAZE COMPLETELY DE STROYS FARGO'S BIG PRINT SHOP AND THREE OTHER LOCAL INDUSTRIES VALUABLE RE *$hm Architect Beebe lost many valuable plans and specifications. The North Dakota Newspaper union, which occupied the basement of the building, also sustained a total loss. Walker Bros.' loss is estimated at from $35,000 to $40,000 with insurance. *t.-' riNira totally destroyed, and they have or dered a complete new outfit by wire. The Merchants National Mutual In surance company lost all their papers and records. The other concerns were fully cov- were 1 ered by insurance. GARDEN SEED IS DOT Secretary Wilson Shows That the Farmers Are Not Hank ering for Them: By Wire From E. C. Snyder. Washington, D. C., April 12.—As the impression prevails in some quarters that Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and the officials of his department fav or a continuance of the congressional free distribution of common garden seeds, an inquiry was addressed to Dr. B. T. Galloway, chief of the bureau ol plant industry, to which Dr. Galloway replied: "The views of this depart ment, with reference to the distribu tion of miscellaneous vegetable and flower seeds have been set forth" from^time to time la uur various re ports. The attitude of the department was very clearly stated by the Secre tary in his report for 1903 extract from which'I scad enclosed." The extract referred to says: "WiQi' regard to the securing and distribut ing of miscellaneous garden and flower seeds, the fact remains that this work does not accomplish the ends for which the law was originally framed. There are collected, put up nad distributed now, on congressional Associated Prem to The Evening Times. Washington, April 12.—A resolution providing for the election of senators by a direct vi f' oi'iIip neople lias en orders, nearly forty million packets favorably at veil .ion by the h( use of miscellaneous vegetable and flower committee 1 ejection of president, seeds each year. These seeds are the vice preside.11 ami representatives ^est that can be obtained in the mar congre.' -. T!r resolution which was but from the fact that large num- introdu "i by .Mr. Xorris of Nebraska, makes toriu.s of members of the house four years instead of two. Bolh propositions are to be accomplished by amendments to legislation. The reason why the term of members should be four years are stated to be because no party can inaugurate its policy in two years. ijers of packets are wanted, the seed obtained can be of standard sorts only, such as are to be found everywhere for sale in the open market. As there is no practical object to be gained in distributing this kind of seed, it seems very desirable that some change be blade. To this end. it would seem wise to limit our work entirely to the securing and distributing of &e$ds, plants, etc., of new and rafg This is a line of work that would result in very much more value to individual districts throughout the country than the distribution of a large ijuantity of common varieties of p.irden seed which have no partic ular merits so far as newness or pro nit't' are concerned." Viiose members ot congress who are stil! hanging on to "Free Seeds" are defending tneir position by asserting that the "farmers want them." This position appears untenable from the fact that the National Grange at Its last annual convention at Portland. Oregon, vigorously condemned the free seed appropriation as have the State Granges of Illinois. New York and other states. N. J. Bachelder of Concord. New Hampshire. Master of the National Grange, writes: "Replying to your favor of March 27 in regard to the elimination of the free seed distribu tion by the government, will say that this movement has the support of the National Grange. The legislative com mittee of the National Grange will meet in Washington and will aid in sustaining the report of the committee if in any way possible." The report alluded to is the report of the com mittee on agriculture eliminating the appropriation for free common seeds. This authoritive announcement of the head of the National Grange should relieve any timid congressman from the idea that the farmers want the seeds. The absurdity of the conten tion that the farmers "want the seeds" is disproven by their value. The Seed for the forty million packets cost $90,000 so that the seed in each packet costs two and a quarter mills, the package of five packets aggregating in value one and a quarter cents. Farmer votes come cheap at this price of a cent and a quarter each, and It Is not strange they resent the Im putation.