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«V SI "55' .'^: THE GREAT SEAT -V iU" rvj Jtvu ^WsjiiEtTT PUN '•i. VU?Sji THE EVENING TIMES STANDS *0* GRAND rones Of Powder Magazines in Cart-N ridge Works at Bridgeport Frighten Residents Into Fear of an Earthquake. fiUl* I WINDOWS BROKEN IN HOMES OF THE CITY And Damage is Extensive Though no, Loss of Llfc Has Been :, Reported. Auocltttd Piera to Tke Bvnlig Times. Bridgeport, Conm. May 14.—Four magazines in the testing grounds of the Union Metallic Cartridge company in East Side, exploded this morning, the concussion shaking the whole city: and causing great alarm among many persons, who bellaved that there bad been an earthquake. Windows were shattered and in manv nouses crock ery fell from the shelves but no seri ous damage Was reported. There were -two explosions with but a second's interval between and a large amount of powder was destroyed. Following the explosion, many per sons, only in their night garments fled "to tile street, believing that the earth quake recently predicted had taken place. Many women became hysteri-' cal. The full force of the explosion was felt in the city proper and apparently there is not a single pane of plate glass left in the business buildings. As for the private residences, few escaped without broken windows. The damage seems to be conflned entirely to broken glass,' and already the Union Metallic Cartridge company has given notice that property owners will be compen sated for damage if this nature. The four magazines which exploded con tained 25,000 pounds of powder each. The explosion., was distinctly felt in New Haven and several other towns nearby. COTTOSSEED CBUSHEB8. Members of tlie Association Gathered at Atlanta. Anoetatci t. The Bvealaa Ttaes. Atlanta, Ga., May .14.—Members "of the Interstate Cottonseed Crushers' association are gathering in Atlanta from all over the South for what prom iaesto be the' moijt. important conven tion ever Beld under the*, auspices of the association. 'The" sessions, are to begin tomorrow and continues for three days. The convention will discuss foreign tariffs, particularly those-of France, Hungary and Austria, which operate against cotton oil products, with a view of having them lowered. Another important matter to receive attention is the question of foreign trade ex pansion. Particular attention will be given to the South and Central Ameri can countries, and means devised by which these markets can be opened to an extent greater than ever before. J. C. Hamilton of Baton Rouge, La., is the president of the. association, and he will preside over the convention. TRIAL OP FROMOTOB. Man Who Started Ubero Plantation is Before the Court. Associated Preu to The Errnlag Timea. Boston, Mass., May 14.—The case' of Ferdinand Borges, the chief promo ter of the Ubero Plantation company, the failure of which a year ago brought financial loss to investors throughout the country and involved the".names of several public men in Indiana and elsewhere, was called for trial today before a special session of the superior criminal court Borges is under indictment for. conspiracy on two counts and larceny on 126 counts. He was arraigned on November 11, a few days after he was indicted, and was ordered to give bail for $75,000, said to be the largest security ever asked in Massachusetts. Because of his failure to secure bondsmen he waB committed to jail, where he is still con fined. The trial is expected to be a long one with many witnesses and the presentation of much evidence. A- num ber of witnesses have .been summoned Irom Mexico, where the Ubero plant a^ions were situated. MISSOCBI BOWLING TOURNEY. Aaaoclated Preaa to The BTCIIIC Timea. Kansas City, Md., May 14.—The state bowling tournament had an ausplcous opening today and judging from the contests will be the most successful of their kind ever pulled off west of St. Louis, v'Teniiin knights from many cities of Missouri have entered for the various contests, which will continue until Friday. Among those present's Miss Birdie Kern- of St. Louis, who won the woman's national champion ship at, (the refcent Louisville tourna ment,/ .... ifi-S'vS':-'. i—Hft: 1 Forgot a Permit Peter Standahl was yesterday fined $10 for repairing a building without a permit. He had been notified to pro cure a permit and upon his neglecting to do so was arrested. Is 0* fv-i WA& '•ib* $V- AND NORTH DAKO TA UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES ft' ^-v 1fT|- "-n^ v-v, 1 From President Stickney of the Great Western Against Imposing Fines Upon Offi cials for Granting Rebates. PENALTY SHOmJy BE AGAINST RAILROADS Themselves Hot Officials in Order to Beach Them—Telegram Beaches Nelson. Associated Preaa to The Evealas Time*. Washington, May 14.—Senator Nel Sbn today had read in tiie senate the following telegram Jrora the presidmt of the Chicago and sireat WV-ssem railway« "St Paul, Minn., May 12. idCO. Hon. Knute Nelson, United States seuaror, Washington, D. C. As you'know I um in full sympathy with the" main seat ures with the p.a^ndment proposed to the interstate commerce act, nuttl desire to protest against the Injustice o* the proposed amendment Imposing a fine and irrprisonment on the offi cer? and agents ol rul vr.'u' companion for allowing rebates. Such penalties will never be ml'V-re 1 on presidents and high official of onj hundred and sixty thousand miles of railways in this country who live in New York and do not de.ii direccly with rates, while their demand for more revenue will induce some freight agent on a salary of three or four thousand dol lars a year to grant a rebate. Make the penalty as high as you pleacc against the railway companies. This is the only way to reach railway offi cials and the grand dukes. The pen alty operation was in existanc3 for many years and only one man, a poor upright agent, try'jsg to support his family on a meag.' salary was isn prisoned. Signed "—A. B. Stickney." Introduced in Senate Making Exchange at Mandan Possible. By E. C. Snjder. ,• Washington, D. C.f May 14.—Senator Hansbroiigh today introduced a bill providing for the conveyance to the state of North Dakota of certain tracts of land for the use of the North Da kota State Historical society. The full text of the bill follows: That the secretary of the Interior is authorized to allow Milton Lowrie of Mandan, North Dakota, who on July 24, 1904, made homestead entry of the .south half of the northeast quarter, and the north half of the southeast quarter, section thirteen of township one hundred and thirty-eight north cf range eighty-one west, North Dakota, to amend said entry by relinquishing to the United States the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter said section thirteen, and, taking in lieu thereof the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section thir teen. Section 2. That, sutiject to rules and regulations to be prescribed by the secretary of the Interior, the owner in fee simple of lots three and four of section thirteen of township one hun dred and thirty eight north of range eighty-one west, west of the river, in the state of North Dakota, containing thirty-five and one-half acres, may convey said land to the United States and select in lieu thereof Jots one and two and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty four, same township anU range, and receive patent therefor. Section 3. That when the United States shall have acquired title as aforesaid to said lots three and four and the northeast quarter of the south west quarter of said section thirteen, the secretary of the interior shall cause patent to issue to the state of North Dakota for said described lands for the use and benefit of the North Dakota State Historical society, con veying to said state all the right, title and interest of the Unitedi States therein. ft if MONTREAL FOOD SHOW, Aaaoetatet Preaa to The Brela( Times. Montreal, Que., May 14.—A notable pure food show under the auspices of the Retail Grocers' association of Mon treal opened in the Victoria rink today and will continue for ten days. More than 100 exhibitors are represented among the displays, which are confin ed to up-to-date foods and various lines of grocers' specialties. r$mi- A Vfev VOL. 1, NO. 110. THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. MONDAY, MAY 14 1906 'Cltpmr.7'? A ^|tr nt COMMANDER OF PORT ASSASSINATED TODAY Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The Evealig Tlmea. St Petersburg, May 14.—Vice Admiral Kuzmich, commander of the Port, who was very unpopu lar with the workmen, Was as sassinated here today by the work men whose May day demonstra tion he had attempted to stop. STATE Or REVOKE E Is Upheld by U. S. Supreme Court in Case of the Trav elers Life Co. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, May 14.—Justice Peck ham today delivered the opinion of the supreme court of the United States in the case of the Travelers Life In surance company vs. the insurance commissioner of the state of Ken tucky in favor of the state. The case involved the constitutionality of the state law authorizing the revocation of permits given to foreign insurance companies to do business in the state, when such companies remove to the federal- courts cases brought against them in state courts. The court held that such law covers the right which the state may properly exercise. Jus tice Peckham said that a state may refuse to permit an outside company to do any business whatever within its borders. He therefore held that the state law is not in conflict with the federal constitution. Justice Day read the dissenting opinion in which Justice Harlan concurred. XIXEBS GET BAISE. Increase In Wages Is Granted by tbe Commlsion. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Event OS Tlmea. Tamaqua, Pa., May 14.—Commis sioner Neil, who was appointed by the anthracite strike commission to com pute the rate of wages for the anthra cite miners, has notified the coal oper ators that the miners will be paid 8 per cent on a. 94.50 basis for the month of May, the average price of coal at tide water last month being 4.93 per ton This is the highest rate at the miners have been paid since the commission made its award. Always do what you are afraid to do" is "high counsel" for a timid ad vertiser. Xk n' rm 4 -jt VP vi V:WW&M&r $ *1 &•?}>! LEARNING OF THE' NORTHWEST—WATCH GRAND FORKS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES CAUGHT IN THE TRUTH! CONFER WITH 1 Upon Rate Bill Situation—No Reply to Tillman to be Made. Aaaoclnted Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, May 14.—Attorney Gen eral Moody and Senator Allison con ferred with the president today on the situation that has arisen concerning the railroad rate bill in, the senate. Ou leaving the executive office Mr. Moodv said that he would niake no statement in answer to that made by Tillman in the senate Saturday that if any state ment is made it will come from the president. He would not say, however, that such a statement is to be made. Petition In IJenled* The supreme court of the United States has denied the petition for a re hearing in the Chicago Traction cases. FIBST LABOB UNION BANK. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evenlnc Tlmea. Chicago, 111., May 14.—The Trade Union Bank of Chicago, the first in stitutlon of its kind in this country, is to open its doors for business to morrow. The bank is to draw its sup port from the 671 labor unions of Chicago and their individual member ships. Savings, checking and loan de partments will be maintained. The bank has a capital of $500,000, and was chartered under the laws of Arizona. BBITIAN IS SATISFIED London, May 14.—The Anglo-Turk ish difficulty has been settled to the satisfaction of Great Britian, the Turkish government having yielded in all points unconditionally. The for eign secretary announced in the house of commons today that a satisfactory note had been received from the Turk ish government, accepting the British demands that a joint commission be appointed to delimlnate the Sinai peninsula frontier. Tffe POUCEWH AT 7HE tyewoHffl imrwL twhich 2T THE WEATHER. North Dakota Showers tonight or Tuesday warmer to nlgrht. Montana— Warmer er tonight and Tues day cloudy. Minnesota Rain :oday and Tuesday rising temperature. S0 TURKEY ACCEPTS ALL DEMANDS OF BRITAIN Ajtuoeliitcd Preaa Cable to The Evening Time*. Constantinople, May 14.—The Turkish government, in reply to Ambassador O'Connor's last com municatlon objecting to the terms the previous Turkish note, has notified the ambassador of its full acceptance of British demands. CARL SCHURZ MS PASSED TO GREAT BEYOND Widely Known Publicist and Statesman Expired Today in New York. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. New York, May 14.—Carl Schurz, widely known as a publicist and for mer cabinet member, died at his home in this city at 4:35 o'clock this morn ing. Death was due to a complica tion of diseases following an attack of stomach trouble which became acute on Thursday last. In spite of brief periods of seem ing improvement. Mr. Schurz s.'owl.v failed and yesterdav afternoon sank into a state or coma which continued until the end. At the bedside were his son Carl Tj. and two daughters. Marianne and Agiitha Edward L. Pretorius, Mr. Schurz'^ business partner and Doctors Jacoby and Strauss. Mr. Schurz was 76 years old. having been bo-n in Cologne, March 2. 1829. His residence here was at 24 East Ninety-first street. ALLEGED XEGBO SLAYEB. Of Virginia Has Been Finally Caught in Manitoba's Capitol. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Winnipeg, Man., May 14.—After dodging the police for nearly three years and making good his escape from the scene of his murderous on slaught on a fellow negro near Fred ericksburg, Va„ Haws, alias James Burns, has been arrested Thursday and now lies behind the bars await ing extradition to the states. The crime for which Haws is want ed was the murder of a negro named Orange Hense, on August 20, 1903. The two were employed on the Penn sylvania railroad and had been close friends until the attractions of a dusky belle occasioned a breach which led to murder. Buick Model F, $1,250 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR Motox- rfnarateedI Twenty-two Horse Power. Doable opposed Cylinders. Force feed Multiple Oiler. Wheels 1-2 by 30. Ample power. A tfreat hill climber. Two Acetlylene Lamps and three OU Lamps, fine Horn.^ Engine Completely enclosed, bat easily accessible. As a Runabont $1,000. ARTY S-- 4 IMPLEMENT CO., General Agents, Grand Forks, N. D. Was the May Day Celebration of Over 200,000 Rnssian Laborers in Their National Capital City Today. 'LIBERTY AND WORK" MOTTO ON BANNERS Borne by Them—Fours of Bloodshed Prompt Police to Extra Vigilance. Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The EVCBIBB St. Petersburg, May 14.—The work men of St. Petersburg today made an imposing showing in their May day celebration. Practically every factory, mill and shop in the city was idle, over 200,000 men joined the demon stration. Early reports suspended at the provincial cities of Russia proper. While leaders here professed their in tention to avoid collisions, the radical element, which is boycotting parlia ment, determined to celebrate the day with manifestations and men out of work decided to parade in the indus trial sections early in the day with flags bearing inscriptions reading: "Liberty and work for those out of work." The gravest fears were entertained that the day would not pass without bloodshed. The chief of police posted notices that no manifestations would be permitted. Large reserves of police, armed with rifles were massed in the industrial quarters and detach ments of infantry and cavalry, though they were kept out of sight, \vcre posted at strategic poi its. I CASE BE VOTED UPON FRIDAY Utah Senator's Seat Hangs in the Balance—Cost of Contest. By Wire From E. C. Snyder. Washington, D. C.. May 14.—The committee on privileges and elections of the Senate expect to vote upon the question of the right of Senator Reed. M. Smoot, of Utah, to continue to oc cupy his seat on Friday next. This has been pending for three years and scores of witnesses have been brought front Utah and Idaho to tell what they know, or imagine, about the "Mormon" church. Up to the present time the total expense of the inquiry has been "be tween $22,000 and $23,000. That sum, however, does not include the print ing bills nor the attorney fees paid by the protestants or Senator Smoot himself. At it is understood ex-Sen ator Carlisle received a fee of $10,000 and ex-Congressman Taylor a like amount, it is safe to assert that the total cost of the inquiry to all parties concerned will approximate between $50,000 and $75,000. As to the out come only one thing is certain and that is that the report of the committee will not recommend the "exclusion" of Mr. Smoot. Senator Burrows, chairman of the committee and Senator DuBois, the most active opponent of the Mormons favor the adoption of an "exclusion" report. That is they hold that it is within the power of the senate to declare the seat vacant by a majority vote. To expel would require two thirds. Not a sufficient number of senators are will ing to support the Burrows-DuBois plan for the very good reason that the establishment of such a preced ent might lead to the arbitrary use of power by a majority when the senate is nearly equally divided, politically. It is generally believed that it will be impossible to secure the votes of sixty senators to expel Mr. Smoot In deed there is a growing belief that not even a majority can be depended up on to so vote. Mr. Smoot has made many friends since he first took his seat three years ago. He is a gentle man of affability and integrity who has done more for Utah than any one of his predecessors since the State was admitted. Even his worst enemies do not claim that he is not a man of high moral character but he is a "Mor mon" and that is enough to damn him in some quarters. There are in con gress today Jews, Quakers, Catholics, several denominations of protestants and two members of the Mormon church. But the religious affiliations of none of them are considered rea sons for disqualification except in the case of Senator Smoot and the indica tions are that he will be permitted to serve out his term. *•1 iorical State Hi8* rgtm""*"". •T\ •,-•&I S .4': •,'. I EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AM SfSJEYSS"0 ™ira riAYs NO FAVORITES. IT IS TBE PEOfUS PAPER FROM START TOnNUH Of Seed Men From Over the Country Tell Their Troubles to the Senate Committee on Agriculture Today. DENY CHARGES OF SEED ADULTERATION Xuture Herself is Responsible for Mingling of Seeds is Claim Set Forth. B- E. c. Burnett Landreth of D. Landreth & Sone, Bristol, Pa., chairman of the delegation, whose firm has been in the seed business for 120 years, explained briefly why the seed tr&de as a whole ivfis opposed to the irovcnment ca tering into competition with th*m in their business. H. B. ilathaway of Rochester, N. Y., a banker, told the committee how three firms of seed iuerolittntg in and about Roch ester had beeil driven into bankruptcy by the government giving their tomers seed throUgil the congression al distribution. His bank had held the paper of these seedsmen and had been compelled to go into the seed business to protect its interests. He related one instance where a member of con gress, who is also a banker, had dumped his quota of seeds on a table in his bank and invited the public to help themselves. When no one would carry away any more, the remainder of the seeds were burned in the fur nace of the bank. John Fottler. Jr., of Schlegel & Fot tler Co.. Boston. Mass.. defended the seed trade from charges of adulter ation of seeds and submitted docu ments proving that nature is the great est adulterator of all in producing in the same fields the clover and long grass seeds of other grasses which it is impossible for the farmers or the seedsmen to separate. No machinery has ever been invented, he declared, that would separate these seeds so as to insure absolute purity. He re lated an instance of how a seed grow er in Boston was asked to supply a sample of four pounds of orchard grass seed, the only order for this kind of seed he received in the course of the year. He did not have it in stock and purchased it from an out sider and made the sale. It subse quently developed that the order was from an agent of the department of agriculture and because this sample, the only one he handled during the year, contained other seed, he was branded as an adulterator of seeds by the department of agriculture. William Henry Maule of Maule & Co., Philadelphia, told how he had purchased a new brand of onion seed from a California grower. He spent thousands of dollars advertising this brand and putting it on the market. The department of agriculture pur chased a lot of seeds of ostensibly the same brand and distributed it free. Later it developed that the department had been deceived and the seed was not of the same brand. Two hundred and fifty thousand packages had been distributed and when the seeds came up developed the commonest kinds of onions. As a result Mr. Matte's busi ness in that brand of onion seed for which he had purchased the exclusive right, was ruined. All he got from the department of agriculture was an apology. Henry W. Wood of T. W. Wood & Sons, Richmond, Va., suggested to the (Continued on vase 8.) •Vi •/nt' -"41 Snyder. Washington, D. C., May 14.—A large delegation appeared lefore the sen ate committee on agriculture this morning In opposition to the distri bution of common garden seeds through what is popularly known as the congressional free seed distribu tion. The delegation consisted of rep resentatives of the national and local granges, growers of seeds and whole sale and retail dealers in seeds. This is the first time the seedsmen have ever had an opportunity to present their case to the senate committee. Ex-overnor Nathan J. Bachelder of Concord, N. H.. master of the national grange, presented to the committee the resolutions of the national grange adopted at Portland, Ore., denouncing the distribution. He urged that the money which goes into the free seed distribution ostensibly for the benfit of the farmer should be diverted to some purpose that would be useful to agriculture. Governor Bachelder stat- that the 'I national grange had 800- 000 members with branch granges in thirty states and that it had grow:i S7 per cent in the last eight years. He said the farmerB aB a body did not want the seeds although there might be instances here and there where farmers did want them, but they would greatly prefer to have the money ex pended in other directions. J. B. Ager, master of the Maryland grange, who prepared the resolution adopted by the national grange, explained that the reason why the delegates to the con vention were unanimously opposed to the distribution of common seeds was because they wanted the money ex pended in useful work.