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XJ •t'-V '.-- 5f j,-, C" 1*' *14^ «€f 1lh» JA. VOL. 1, NO. 152 •, fr \f* \U W lisf I ri .'«' THE EVEN GRAND TA UND BAD FIRE! 'Great St. Michael Church, With Its Lofty Steeple at Hamburg a Mass of Ruins, Four Men Meet Death in Fire Which is THREATENING CITY WITH DESTRUCTION Buildings Crashed by Falling Steeple of Great Edifice—Fire Spreads, Whole City Aroused. Anoctatei Press Cable to The Evealag Time*. Hamburg, July 3.—The great church of St. jjfichael with its tower and spire 426 high, was totally destroyed l»y fire today. The tower in falling crushed' several neighboring houses -and they caught Are. Four workmen who were repairing the church were skilled. The fire is spreading. Rows of buildings on Engleschelank, Boemische .-and Kraienkampf streets are in flames. 'The wind Is blowing strongly and the whole fire department of the city with many volunteers is engaged in en deavoring to stop the progress of the conflagration. MEETING OF RURAL CARRIERS. Associated Press to The Ehrealaac Times. Laurens, S. C„ July 3.—Delegates from nearly every county are attend-. Ing the state convention of rural letter •carriers in session here. The con vention was opened today, the sessions being held in the court house with President D. C. Hayden of Orangeburg in the chair. Numerous matters of mutual interest and benefit are sched uled for discussion during the two days of the convention. TAHHEMMDENT DUE 10 DEFECT And Carelessness of Chauffeur —Jury So Decides at Helena Today. Associated Press to The Creates Times. Helena, July 3.—The jury which has been investigating the death of Mrs. James Tanner, who was killed here in :ati automobile accident last Friday, was in session all day yesterday and «arly today brought in the following verdict: "We find that Mrs. James Tanner came to her death June 29, 1906, while riding in an automobile running at a high rate of speed and due to a defect in the public highway and carelessness and poor judgment on the part of the chauffeur, J. P. Zoler, in trying to pass a team on too small a margin." SHONTS OFF TO PANAMA. Will Snll Today With John F. Steveus, Chief Engineer. Associated Press to The Evenlnc Times. New York, July 3.—Theodore P. Shouts, chairman of the Panama Canal commission, and John F. Stevens, chief engineer, who were at the Waldorf Astoria yesterday, will sail today for the isthmus on the steamer Panama. Mr. Stevens arrived in this country from Panama about a month ago to submit to congress his estimate of ex penditure for the coming year. At that time it was still undecided wheth |er the sea level plan or the lock plan would be adopted. Since then the lat |ter plan, of which Mr. Stevens was a strong advocate, has been adopted and lie returns to Panama: pleased with the approval of his views. It was even reported, but errone ously, that the chief engineer, came here to resign if the sea level plan was I'-padopted. This report grew out of a mstatement jokingly made by Mr. Ste wvens before leaving Panama that if She sea level canal was to be built jthe government would have to get a' new engineer to complete it, as he lid not expect to live long enough to jsee its completion. Mr./ Stevens said ast night: "I am pleased over the adoption of Ihe lock canal plan. .It is-the only Sensible plan. "Originally I favored the sea level anal, but after a visit to the istmus, vlth an opportunity to study the situa tion on the ground, I quickly changed ay views. "We have things in good working |rder now, and with uninterrupted pork the canal ought to be completed eight years. With a sea level psanal |hi8 would have been impossible. It Vould have taken longer, cost more noney, and even then we would have waterway through which many jiteamers could not go If we figure ^he greater cost of the'sea level cajial knd compound the difference at 2 per pent we will in fifty years have enough money then to build a sea level canal." Mr. Stevens said that the report of olumbia's intention to construct a anal through Darlen, as a modifica ion'of the Atrato-Truando route, could not be taken seriously. "There 1b only one canal route," he kid, "and that is Panama.' The estimate submitted by Mr. evens and approved by congress, 9imted to *26,000,000. Of this kl.000,000 la tor construction work |hd $5,000,000 for sanitation and sun ry government expense*. L' I 1 15r fv at n-.' •v 1 r- l"^ 4^ "y "C 1 .TVND8 t* FOB MORE POLICE ARE SHOT IN WARSAW Associated Press Cable to The Bvenlac Times. Warsaw, Russian Poland, July 3.—The terrorists's determination to exterminate the police force shows no signs of wavering. Be .: fore noon today two more police 8ergeants were added to the al ready long death rate. Both men were shot and killed in the streets and in each case the assassins es caped. KILLED Three Men Meet Death by Pre mature Explosion in a Coal Mine at Keystone, W. Va., and a Number Are Injured. GAS TANK EXPLODES AT CONEY ISLAND In Drug Store Injuring Three Persons Seriously Throwing Telephone Girls Into Panic. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Bluefield, W. Va., July 3.—News has reached here today that by the pre mature explosion in a mine at Key stone, W. Va., last evening three men were killed outright and a number are still missing. Bud Meadows, Edward Howard and William Mahon were passing through the entry, which had been abandoned for some time, when gas ignited from their lamps ahd all three were killed. A number of men in other parts of the mine were injured, probably fatal ly. The force of the explosion was terrific and several of the parties form ed for rescue of the few miners im prisoned were overcome by gas. This is the fourth explosion within a year in the Pocahontas fields. Gas 'l'Hok Explode*. New York, July 3.—The explosion of an overcharged carbonic acid gas tank in a drug store at Coney Island last night frightened thousands of pleasure seekers, badly Injured three persons, one of whom probably will die wrecked the drug store and build ing, temporarily disabled the tele phone service on -the island and sent half a dozen young women operators into the street in a panic. CAN AlilAXS"STILlTeAB. Second lleat for Challenge Cup Taken l»y Argonauts. Associated Press Cable to The Evening Times. Henley, Eng., July 3.—fn the second heat for the grand challenge cup to day, the Argonauts of Canada beat the Thames rowing club. Time seven minutes, fourteen seconds. The Can adians led throughout and won easily. EPWORTH LEAGUE ASSEMBLY. Associated Press to The Evenlnc Times. Canton, S. D., July 3.—The state Epworth league assembly, for which preparations have been going forward for many weeks, opened today at Dob son park. The program covers two weeks and provides for many interest ing features. The lecturers and en tertainers whose names appear on the program include General O. O. How ard,, Eugene V. Debs, Sam Jones, and Dr. Thomas Nicholson, president of Dakota Wesleyan university. ALFONSO AND BRIDE GO TO ENGLAND. Associated Press Table to The Evenlnc Times. Madrid, July 3.—As happy a bridal pair as ever were, King Alfonso and Queen Victoria set sail from San Se bastian yesterday in the royal yacht Giralda. Their destination is the Isle of Wight, where they will be the guests of King Edward' during the Cowes regatta. They will also pass much time with Princess Beatrice, mother of the queen. RAWLINS MAKES MERRl'. Associated Press to The Events* Times. Rawlins, Wyo., July 3.—Favorable conditions attended the opening of the three days' race meeting and carnival here today. Visitors are arriving on "every train and the affair promises, to be one of the most notable of its kind ever held in this section. Horse races, roping contests and numerous other forms of sport and entertainment make up the program. The streets •are garbed in gala dress and every pne appears imbued with the holiday spirit. IN APPRECIATION. Devils Lake Officials Send Thanks to H. C. Hansbrough at Washington. Special to The Evenlas Times. Devils Lake, N. D., July 3.—The mayor, city council and citlzlns in general of this city yesterday showed their appreciation of the unflrlng ef forts of United States Senator Hans brough in securing an appropriation of $150,000 for a new federal hullding here, and the following letter of thanks was telegraphed to Washington: "Hon. H. C. Hansbrough, Wash laprton, D. C. "Realising the difficulty in pro. curing appropriations for gorera* meat bindings, we, the mayor and eity coaacll, on behalf of the resl dents of this eit/ and coaaty, thank you heartily for your untiring labors In securing a building for Devils Lake. "The influence yon wield In con. gress Is a matter of great pride to yoar fellow townsmen. "Signed, ^nnu". s* 1 -v P. N. Whitman, Mayor, "—And City Cornell." Y* *t. v//' I f/\ ROOT SAILS TOMORROW. Secretary of State and Family Leave for Africa on the Charleston. Associated Press to The Evening Times. New York, July 3—Spick and span in new paint and furnishings and with excellent new "state" headquarters complete in every detail, the armored cruiser Charleston yesterday sailed from .the navy yards on her mission of cdrrying Secretary Root and his family to South America. The cruiser anchored off Tompliinsville yesterday, and tomorrow Secretary Root is ex pected to go on board. WEDlBROIID STATEMENT OF ,T Wife of Leading Man in Great Tragedy Gives Out a State ment. Associated Press to The Eves las Times. New York, July 3.—"I was married to Mr. Thaw while we were abroad and before the ceremony in this coun try. All statements to the contrary are untrue. I have proof which will be produced at the trial. If the valet, Bedford, said we were not married I am very much surprised, but I don't believe he said any such thing." This statement was made today by Mrs. Harry K. Thaw whose husband is now in the Tombs prison charged with the murder of Stanford White. It was called forth by a statement made pub lic yesterday following the death of Thaw's valet, William Bedford. HOLD NEGRO CONGRESS. At City of Washington In Interest of African Race. Associated Press to The Emlig Tlmea. Washington, D. C., July 3.—The second quadrennial session of the Negro Young People's Christian and Educational congress was to have opened in this city today, but In order to accommodate the negro teachers throughout the country it was decided to defer the opening until the last day of this month when the schools every where will be closed for the summer vacation. Advices received by the local committee Indicate that the gath ering will be one of the largest and most representative of Its kind ever held in this country. The sessions will be hold In Convention hall. RED\ RIVER VALLEY EXPOSITION, GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, JULY 31 TO AUG. 3 A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, JULY 3,1906. INCIDENTS OF THE GLOURtOUS FOURTH: BB EXPECTATION I ft C- REALIZATION HELENDAMNATION The Saratoga Limited Running at Rate of 50 Miles an Hour Badly Wrecked in New York But No One Injured. SWITCHMAN TURNED FOR WRONG TRAIN And Flyer Left Truck, Bumping Along Ties and Then into Ditch— Remarkable Escape. Associated Press to The Gnnlni Times. Ballston, N. Y., July 3.—The Sara toga limited on the Delaware and Hud son railroad, the finest and fastest passenger train running between Sar atoga and New York, was wrecked in this village early today, and although the train was completely demolished not a passenger was killed or injured. The train left Saratoga at 7:40 with twenty passengers and a crew of sev en. At the norm end of this village' the Schenectady Electric railway con nects with the steam railway and when the limited approached at the rate of 50 miles an hour the switch tender made a mistake and opened the switch, thinking it was a local train to be side-tracked. When the limited reach ed the switch the entire train leaped from the track. The engine parted from the train and landed in the ditch on its side. Engineer Ed. Crane and Fireman William Flannery stuck to their posts and were not injured. Four palace cars followed the track for a few feet and then overturned and went into the ditch. The fact that the engine parted from the train and went to one side prevented telescoping and probably saved a score of lives. ZU books Mn THW* TO THE WEATHER. North Dakota. Fair today, warmer In west portion Wednesday fair, warmer. South Dakota. Fair, 'warmer Tues day and Wednesday. Montana. Fair, warmer Tuesday Wednesday fair. HOXOK AliCHBISHOr BLEMi. Elaborate Arrangements Made For the (Same at New Orleans. Axxociated PreHs to The Evening Times. New Orleans, I.a., July 3.—Arrange ments on a most elaborate scale have been made for tonight's public recep tion in honor of Archbishop Blenk, the new head ol" the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New Orleans. The af fair is to be held in the French opera house and will be attended by repre sentatives of the clergy and laity of the archdiocese. .Addresses of wel come will be delivered by Governor Biauchanl, Mayor Bahrman and for mer Mayor Paul Capdevielle. AGRARIANBILL Government Attempts to Be little Nationalization of Land Scheme. Associated Press Cable to The Erenlai Times. St. Petersburg, July 3.—The gov ernment's agrarian bill has finally been approved, introduced in the low er house of parliament and published in the Official Messenger, accpmpanied by a sort of proclamation to the peas ants glorifying the emperor's constant solicitude for the peasants. It at tempts to show that a realization of ecclesiastic schemes for the national ization of lands with which the coun try has been deluded, instead of im proving the lot of the peasants would result in inevitable misery, as the dis tribution of all arable state lands in European Russia would give each peasant less than one additional decia tine which would be subject to con stant diminution owing to increases in population and besides would deprive the peasants of the opportunity of ob taining work from landlords, from whom a large percentage of their in come is derived. MICHIGAN PROHIBITIONISTS. Associated Press to The Bmls Tines. Detroit, Mich., July 3.—The prohibi tionist party is the first in the field in Michigan this year. Their state con vention assembled here today for the nomination of a state ticket and to lay plans for an active campaign this fall. Nearly every county of the state is fully represented by delegates. MRS. MYERS' PATE UP TO GOVERNOR Axsoplated Press to The Evening Times. .IcITerson City, Mo., July 3.— Division No. 'i of the supreme conn today overruled Ihe motion to transfer the case or Mrs. Aggie Al vol's to the court enlnine for hearing. Her fate is now in thu hands or the governor. Sli and Frank Hottnmn were convicted of murdering her husband and sent enced to be hanged. Of Thaw Receives News of Ter rible Tragedy While at Son in-Law's Home in London and Bears Up Bravely. NEWS SURPRESSED DURING THE VOYAGE Wireless Messages Not Delivered— Newspaper Reporter Attempts to (•uin Interview With Her. .UMoeiiilfil Cable to The Kveafaff Tiitim. London, July On her arrival in London Mrs. Thaw was driven to the residence ol' the earl of Yar mouth, where the news of the tragedy at New York on June -." mis broken to Iter. She bore up splendidly under the blow but has not decided upon her future move. inc nls. Xem'N SupiireNMril Kfirlirr. Tilburg, Eng., July 3.—The news of the tragedy In Madison Square root garden. New York, June 25, when Harry Thaw shot and killed Stanford White had not been communicated to his mother, Mrs. Thaw, when the At lantic transport line steamer Minne apolis. from New York June 23, docked here this morning. Extraordinary pre cautions were taken to keep an inkling of the tragedy from her until relatives were able to break the news. Mrs. Thaw, who had been unusually cheer ful throughout the voyage, was met by her son-in-law. the -earl- of Yar mouth and Blair Thaw, who came to Tilbury to welcome her, and her face was wreathed in smiles when she landed. It was expected that the news would be communicated to her while on the train bound for London. As the train pulled out of the station Mrs. Thaw was still smiling, apparent ly being in continued ignorance of the tragedy. The earl of Yarmouth said that he would not. break the news to her until they reached the house. She narrowly escaped hearing the news at the docks. While the earl of Yarmouth was talking to an American Press representative, a reporter from an English newspaper attempted to speak to Mrs. Thaw but the earl in tervened just in time to save her from hearing the first news from a stranger. Wireless messages containing the news was received on board the Minneapolis, but the captain having been so advised, suppressed them. Tied at sea. Terrible Shock for Connecticut .Man at New Y'ork Wharf. New York. July 3.—When John Frawley of New Britian, Conn, ap peared at the pier of the White Star liner Baltic to meet his wife, lie was the happiest man on the pier. Months ago he had sent his wife to Europe for her helath. She had written him that the trip had greatly benefited her. When the ship came in. Frawley rushed up the gangplank. He hunted about, hoping to find his wire among the passengers. Finally he appealed to the- purser. "Your wife died in childbirth and was buried at sea on Tuesday." said the purser. ,^r a Frawley fell shocked. Mrs. Frawley was irtfc'ed sick Mon day night and gave birth to twins. They died soon after they were born. The mother soon followed. On Tuesday morning there was treble funeral. After the usual burial service, which was attended by almost everyone on the ship, and during which many of the passengers were in tears, Mrs. Frawley and the two babies were buried in the depths of the At lantic. The husband collected the baggage and the small trinkets which she had left in her stateroom and hurried to his home in New Britain. TEXAS B. Y. P. I*. A ••oristed Press to The Evening Times. Palacios, Texas. July 3.—Scores of enthusiastic and earnest workers have rallied at the encampment grounds hen? for the sixteenth annual conven tion of the Baptist Young People's Union of Texas. The assembly was formally opened today by President VV. B. Kendall. The gathering will con tinue ten days. Prominent among the speakers fro outside the state are R. J. Willingham of Richmond, Va.. B. D. Gray of Atlanta, Dr. William J. Williamson of St. Louis. R. M. Inlow of Kansas City, and Dr. W. H. Gelst weit of Chicago. CATHOLIC SUMMER SCHOOL. Associated Press to The Kvenlnc Times. Plattsmouth, N. Y., July 3.—The fif teenth session of the Catholic sum mer school of America opened at Cliff Haven today, to continue a period of ten weeks. The program this year is one of the best ever arranged for a session of the school. Among the lecturers to be heard are Rev. I. J. Kavanagh, S. J., of Montreal, Miss Anna Seaton Schmidt of Boston, and Rev. Bertrand L. Conroy, C. S. P., New York city. THE EVENING TIMES PLATS NO FAVORITES. IT IS THE PEOPLES PAPER FROM START TO FINISH. EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENT? CHOLERA Breaks Out in Manila Among Natives and Four Americans Are Stricken, One Dying— Disease is Spreading. QUARANTINE IS NOW ESTABLISHED And Health Department is Taking Heroic Step*—Our Soldiers Are in Ilanser. Aaxorlated Press Cable to The EvealMt Tluies. .Manila, July 0.—Cholera of a viru lent type has broken out among the natives of Manila and surrounding provinces. Four Americans in Manila have been stricken to date and there Iris beoti one death of an American, that ol Olntrloi Sheohain. Twenty-one cases and sixteen deaths were report ed today. The provinces report twenty six cases and twenty-five deaths. The disease is of the most deadly type. The suburbs near Fort McKinlev have been quarantined. There has been one death from cholera among the soldiers, that of Cook Christian G. Dwight. ot company C, sixteenth infantry. The health bureau is taking every precau tion to prevent the spread of the disease. While the situation is seri ous the health officials do not fear au epidemic of great proportions. PHI 10 INSPECTION OF Opening of Laboratories for Grading Grain a Desired Step Forward. (By i:. C. Snyder. Washington. D. C.. July 3.—In con ference on the agricultural appropria tion bill. Senator Hansbrough. be!n one of the conferees, his provision with respect to the inspection of grains was considerably strengthened by author izing the secretary of agriculture, in addition to fixing definite grades at points of export, to issure certificates of inspection whenever requested by consignor or consignee. The provision as it became law, is as follows: To enable the secretary of agricul ture to establish, at such points of ex po: at he may deem expedient, la boratories tor the purpose of examin ing and reporting upon the nature, quality, and condition of any sample, parcel, or consignment of seed or grain, fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary and the secretary of agriculture is au thorized to report upon such samples, parcels, or consignments from time to time, and the reports so made shall serve as a basis for the fixing of defin ite grades, and for the issuance of certificates of inspection when re quested by the consignor or consignee ot' any grain entering Into interstate or foreign commerce. By those who have given the subject careful study, this provision with re spect to grain inspection is regarded as a most important ont. It an-, noimces the poiicy of the goveraiu?ui 10 he in favor ot' iittliyual grain in'-" spection. Three pr fyuj- laboratories will W15 opened ai the piiucipai points of ex port and it is beiieved thai tlic grades fixed at those laboratories upon grain intended for shipment abroad will go far toward determining the rule of inspection at other points. For in stance. if a given cargo of grain ex ported from New York is graded by the government inspectors and a certi ficate given, it is conceded that the cargo so inspected would have a de cided advantage over shipments bear ing only the private inspection or grading under the unofficial system now is vogue. This being true, it is plain to be seen that grain dealers in the interior as well as at points of export will seek to have government inspection and government certifica tion. Thus will government inspection gradually become popular, and It Is predicted that eventually it will super cede the present method. Under the terms of the law, If the necessity arises, inspections can be made of wheat being shipped from one state to another, as well as of wheat being shipped to a foreign country. It is believed that the new system will prevent the injustices which everyone knows have been practiced by grain dealers throughout the country, and altogether it may be said that this legislation is among the most im portant enactments of the present con gress. (iOREMYKIX CALLED ISf. To I'eterhoft In Connection With Re organization Plans. A^sted Press Cahle to The Eveatng St. Petersburg, July 3.—Premier Goremykin was summoned to Peter hotf this afternoon presumably in con nection with the re-organtsation of the cabinet. The Bourse Gazette today says it is rumored that General Tre poff, commandant of the palace, has at last fallen into imperial disfavor and is leaving Peterhoff.