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»h v" ft "k "r? Hakes Almost Anything Pos sible to Happen in Unfortun ate Russia at the Present Time. "EPIDEMIC OF ASSASSINATION Hag Terrorised the Government Offi cials and Courtiers Favor Extreme Measures. Aaaoelated Preaa Cable *0 The Bn»lu Tinea. St. Petersburg, July 18.—The poli tical barometer Is again falling. The confusion which seems to have taken possesslon of the upper spheres since the efforts to form a coalition minis try failed, coupled with the alarming reports from the Interior and the atti tude of parliament, make almost any thing possible. There has been a marked renewal of the apprehension that a crisis may end in coup de etat ^against parliament. The assassination of Vice Admiral Chouknin and Gen eral Kozlov, a discovery that behind the murder of the general was a big "plot to kill not only General Trepoft but Prince Putiatin and other courtiers and a* general epidemic of assassin ation, which has terrorized not only the local authorities but even the police, together with the wild destruc tion of property by the peasantry In lialf a dozen provinces during the last few days, have again strengthened the small part of the court which believes Jn resorting U) "extreme measures." The adoption by the lower house of parliament of an address to the coun try will, it is feared, place in the bands of the reactionists the needed lever to move the emperor. GETTING WORSE. Peasants Show '0 Partiality In Destroying Pro|fi$£,pf Friend orFoe. Annodotfd Preaa Cable to The Bvtilu Tlmea. St. Petersburg, July 18.—DIs patches from the Interior continue to tell without interruption the stories of the burning of manor houses, robberies, murders, col lisions between peasants and the rural guards. The center of the peasants' uprising is the Voron ezh province, where peasants in their mania for the destruction of property, do not discriminate he tiveen friends mid enemies, as is evidenced Ity the complete de ves talion of the estate of M. Kokosh kine, one of the most prominent constitutional democrats in the $ lower house. Today's reports de- •$ scribe the situation in that prov- $ ince as hoiieiess from the stand point of the landlords. The situa tion is almost as bad hi the Pol lava and Smolensk provinces. In Tambov ]rovince eighty peasants arc reported to liavc been killed or wounded by the dragoons. FORTY THOUSAND Massed Band Parade With 1,000 Musicans Playing at Once a Feature. SELECT PLACE FOR NEXT HEET Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Timed. Denver Colo., July 18.—It is esti mated at the Elks headquarters that there are now forty thousand visitors In Denver of whom 26,500 are Elks and members of their families. The feature of the celebration' today was the massed band parade. There were nearly 1,000 musicians in line, playing brass instruments. The selection of the next meeting place was the first order of business at the session of the grand lodge this forenoon. Philadelphia, Baltimore and St. Joseph, Mo.,"are competitors. CHARGED JOINTLY. "Two Women Will be Tried for the Murder of George Mitchell. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Eveilif Tlmea. Seattle, Wash., July 18.—Esther Slitchell and Mrs. Maud Creffleld were formally charged with murder in the first degree for the killing of George Mitchell, Esther's brother, today by Prosecuting Attorney Mackintosh. The -women were charged jointly, only one Information being filed, and it is probable that they will consent to liave a single jury determine their fate. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Miller yesterday received a letter froip O. V. Hunt, the father of Mrs. Creffleld, in which he says he feels in duty bound to aid both women. !l favorites, •tart to THE STRIKE FOR Ml M01DM The Electrical Workers' Union of San Francisco Tie Up Street Car System. WANTED MORE PAT, LESS HOURS Aaaoelated Preaa to The Eveafas Times. S San Francisco, July 18.—Mem- $ bers of the electrical workers' $• union, who are in the employ of the united railroads, decided this morning to go on a strike after receiving an ultimatum from the company In reply to their de mand that while willing to grant un increase of wages from $&50 to $8.75 for 10 hours' work It would not grant an eight-hour day. It Is possible that the street •S" car system will be tied up If the strike Is made effective. The power houses cannot operate. A New Yofrk Son Stabs His Father for Interfering in the Courtship With the Young Man's Sweetheart. DEED COMMITTED IN GIRL'S PRESENCE The Father Had Gone to the Girl's Home to Chastise His Son, for "Sparking"' Her Associated Press to The Bvenltff Times* New York, July 18.—During a quar rel between Conrad Schirmer and his 19-year-ol'd son Conrad, at the home of the son's sweetheart. Miss Clara Lazarus, in Hast 104th street today, the youth stabbed his father with a piece of broken glass, inflicting prob ably a mortal wound. The elder Schirmer several weeks ago ordered his son to cease paying attentions to Miss Lazarus, but the youth had be come engaged to her and his mother pleaded his cause. The father then consented that the boy should marry the girl when he was 21 but Schrimer declared that Conrad must stop stay ing out so late nights when calling on his sweetheart. Last night the boy remained very late and the father went there in search of him. When the father atempted to chastise the son in the presence of his finance the boy resisted and in the struggle that ensued the father broke through a glass panel of the door. Miss Lazarus attempted to interfere in behalf of the boy and Conrad seized a piece of broken glass and plunged it into his father's side inflicting a dangerous wound. The wounded man was re moved to the hospital but refused to make a charge against his son. Con rad was arrested. EXPENSIVE BRANDY Was Used as a Motive Power For the Shah's Auto. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Paris, July 18.—The chilk-like shad of Persia holds the record of having driven a motor with the most expen sive brandy as motive power instead of gasoline. When the shah received his new car he was as excited as a child with a new toy and insisted that it should be set going at once. Gasoline is not yet a common com modity in Persia. The place was searched, but not a gill of the explo sive spirit could be found. The couf tiers trembled for their heads as they told the sublime ruler the truth. The shah fumed and then his cur iosity led him to inquire the nature of the fluid required. It was spirit. The shah brightened at once. He had lots of it, 1868 brandy specially purveyed to the imperial household. The brandy was brought, the tanks filled and new motor car soon hummed along under the explosive force of probably as ex pensive a brandy as can be anywhere purchased. AFTER $300,000,000. Hidden in a Lake of Columbia Is the British Syndicate. Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The ESvealai Tlmea. London, July 18,—Five hundred mil lion dollars' worth of treasure, hidden in the bed of a mountain lake In Columbia is the prize for which a syndicate of British capitalists is working. Although their project was initiated six years ago they are qt the present moment as tar irom realizing it as ever. This enormous treasure Is shown to be at the bottom of Lake Guatavlta, near Bogota, Columbia, which lies iu the crater of an immense extinct vol cano. This lake many centuries ago was the sacred lake of the Chibchas, a strange native tribe who at one time numbered something like 1,000,000. The superstitious natives threw gold and silver into the lake to appease their god. ft Ks Hjib ,ij.i ft* *«..*'• W" ,A/ HEARING 01 WRIT IS Jerome Given Another Dajj in Which to Show Cause Why He Should Not CEASE EXAMINING WITNESSES imorlated Preaa to'The Evening Tlmea. New York, July IS.—Justice McLean adjourned until tomor row the hearing on the writ of the injunction obtained yesterday J- by counsel for Harry K. Thaw to prevent District Attorney Jerome and the grand jury from examin ing further witnesses in the Thaw murder case. The court jester day ordered the district attorney to sliow cause why the writ of prohibition should not be made permanent and today the lientfns was to have decided whether or not it should continue in force. $ ROGERS IS NOT BUILTYOF FRAUD A Decision in the Bay State Gas Company Case Made Famous by Lawson. SUED ROGERS FOR $3,000,000 Amioclateil Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Boston, July 18.—A decision favor able to the plaintiff was handed down today in the United States circuit court in the case of George W. Pepper, receiver of the Bay State Gas company of Delaware, against Henry H. Rogers of New York In the suit to recover three million dollars to be due the gas company in connection with the sale of the Boston company. The court orders that the proflts shall be appor tioned by a master between Mr. Rogers and the Bay State Gas company of Delaware, but if no definite equit able rule is ascertained then the amount shall be apportioned halt to Rogers and half to the gas company. The court finds that Mr. Rogers was guilty of no fraud. IMPORTING ASMS. Russian Revolutionists Trying to Get Them Through Sweden. Aaaoelated Preaa Cable The Bveala* London, July 18.—The correspond ent at Copenhagen of the Dally Tele graph reports that Russian revolution ists are again trying to import arms by way of Sweden and Finland. The Swedish authorities, the correspondent states, have seized not far from Stock holm 20^00 rifles that had been des tined for a Finnish town. The wea pons were hidden in fruit casks. RED RIVER VALLEY EXPOSITION, GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, JULY 31 TO AUG. 3 G&AMQ FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1906. WHEN THE LAW CAME IN THE COUNCIL WENT OUT •SOCIABLE CfcOWD She Reproaches Her Son for Dismissing Counsel and a Rough House Ensues. LEAVES THE PRISON IX TEARS ABMM-lated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. New York, July 18.—Mrs. Wil Ham Thaw, the prisoner's mother, and Mrs. Carnegie called at Harry Thaw's cell aud remained as long $ as the prison rules permitted. It was reported about the Tombs after she left tliat Mrs. Thaw re •'5 preached her son for dismissing 3 Ucott and insisted that he should continue to act as Thaw's counsel, & and a stormy interview resulted in which Thaw maintained that lie had acted wisely in dismissing 'S hint. There were tears in Mrs. •$ Thaw's eyes when hse left the prison. e- -5- ••$•» &•<£• •$ $•$•«- LADY IJ/.0N DEAD. She Was Formerly Miss I.eiier Chicago. AMMoelnted l'rikNM Cable to The Eveuluff Time* •$' i' $ $ $» «$• $ London, July 18.—Liuly 4'urzon of kcddlcstown is dead. She was formerly Miss Lcitcr of Chicago. S •$ $ *£••$§•$ Lady Curzuu. of Kedleston. was Mary Leiter, daughter of Levi Ijeiter of Chicago, and was in her own right (he possessor of three million dollars. From Chicago 'he family moved to Washington and later traveled exten sively and entertained lavishly. MIST STICK]- The Emperor's Cabinet to Retain Their I'osts. Aaaoelated Preaw Cable to The Evening Tlmea. St. Petersburg, July IS.—As a further proof of the change of the spirit at Peterliof It was learued today that Emiieror Nicholas has COUNCIL. ISTAs trY &***»* *jte o* ^0FEMEft- -i requested the members of the Goremykiu cabiuet to retain their posts. WOOD IS PRESIDENT. Aaaoelated Prem to The Bvenlag Tlmea. Milwaukee, Wis., July 18.—The as sociation of agents of the Northwest ern Mutual Life Insurance company elected R. J. Wood of Sioux Falls, I S. D., president. mm Mr THIS WEATHER. North liikota. Showery tonight and Thursday. Cooler tb ulSlit ill West por tions, TIMES ARMISTICE GOES INTO EFFECT Between the Warring Central American Rpublics at 6 O'clock This Morning. COMMISSIONERS ARE SELECTED Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evenlag Tlmea. 5 4 3 •$ $•$$• $ S & 8 $• Washington, July 18.—Au ar mlstice between the warring Cen trai American republics went into effect at tf o'clock this morning. Mr. Munox. Guatemalan minister, called at the state department today and announced that he has been advised by his government of the selection of three commis sioners and a secretary to rep resent Guatemala at the peace conference. Tliey will go to Son .lose. Guntemala, in time to board the Mnrbleliead wliioh is exj»epted to reach there tomorrow. i' v?' $ ibeit of The Agricultural Department of the Government to Ex tend Its Scope. ARTICLES SHOW SHORT CROP Aaaoelated l'reaa to The KvenlnK Tlmea. Washington, July IS.—The bureau of statistics of agriculture has so ex tended the scope of its work that its reports will hereafter cover a far larger number of agricultural prod ucts than in the past, the added list including alfalfa, hemp, broom-corn, kafir corn, sorghum, blue grass, millet, sugar beets, Canadian peas, cow peas, beans, cabbages, onions, tomatoes, apples, lemons, blackberries, straw berries, cantalopes, watermelons and peanuts. The last issue of the crop reporter includes a statement of the condition of the new articles, showing that in none of them is there a full crop throughout the country. Montana is the only alfalfa growing state that comes up to the standard in that article. Minnesota takes the lead in hemp with a full crop. California shows the highest yield in sugar beets with 98 per cent. There is a noticeable falling oft in apples, several states showing not to exceed 60 or 70 per cent, a full crop. A similar condition exists with regard to peaches. ORATOR OF THE DAY. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Philadelphia, July 18.—At a meeting held here of the commission having in charge the arrangement of the dedi cation of the new capitol building on Harri8burg on October 4 it was an nounced that President Roosevelt will be the orator of the day. WALKS NIHETY MILES OAlLr A Greek Pedestrian Who is Doing a Walking Stunt Around the World. GETS BIG PURSE IF MADE ON TIME Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. San Francisco, July 18.—Nicho las George, the Greek pedestrian, S4 years old, has arrived here from Australia en route to Buda Pest on a walk around the world. He must on tills pedestrian trip walk 80,000 miles in three years and three months and at the end of that time get a purse of $20,000 from the International Tourist club of Beda Pest. He commenc ed Ills trip at Cairo, Egypt, No vember 17. 1904. According to his story he walks thirty miles daily. is 8 S '»"$ 4 4 41 $ 4 PUGILISTS From North Dakota Are Enter ing the Boxing Tournament for Western Canada Cham pionship in Winnipeg. FARGO WILL BE REPRESENTED The Tourney Promises to be the Big- gest Sporting Event Ever Pulled Off in Canada. Evenlac Tlmea Special Service. Winnipeg, July 18.—The amateur boxing tournament for the western Canada championships, which will be held at the Auditorium theater all next week, in conjunction with the moving pictures of the Jimmy Britt Battling Nelson lightweight champion ship fight, promises to be the biggest thing of the kind ever held here. En tries for the tourney are being sent in to the secretary from all parts of the province, and also North Dakota, while it is probable that Kenora, Port Ar thur and Fort William will be repre sented as well. The local entries show indications of being numerous, all the more prominent of the local amateurs having decided to enter the competi tion. Jim Cranston, of Brainerd, will like ly compete in the middleweight class. He is a powerfully built fellow, ac cording to reports, and has had con siderable experience in the ring. He has written for information regarding the bouts. Harry Le Croix, of Grand Forks, desires to compete in the light weight class, while two boxers, Jack Long and Fred Humphries, are ex pected along from Fargo. Earl Dack will likely come from Kenora for the lightweight class. Dack won the Man itoba championship in this class last year, beating Jim Page, and the local scrapper will have a chance to even up this time. A couple of Porl Ar thur boxers, one in the 125-pound class, and the other a lightweight, are anxious to compete, and have so noti field the Crescent club. Vernon Aus tin will probably come along if a suit able opponent can be secured to meet him. There area couple of local wel terweights who think they could stay with Austin for half a dozen rounds, and if they show form in the opening bouts of the tournament, Austin will come along to meet them for the cham pionship. Nearly all the local boxers are in training for the event. Harry Ham bleton, the welterweight, who boxed Dave irons, will take part, and so will Alf Mitcheson, who reached the finals in his class two years ago. "Kid" Buchan will defend his title in the bantam class, but reports have it that he will have no easy task this time, as there are a couple of local young sters with their eyes on the honors in this class. All the classes are Ail ing well, and there will be some spirited contests before the champion ships are decided. The special bouts which will round out the program for the week will be a feature of the program. William Lauder, the Scotch champion, and Art Edmunds, of Toronto, who boxed six rounds to a draw last spring, will go ten rounds on Wednesday, July 25. They have agreed upon the match, which is at catcliweights, and will give Lauder about twelve pounds the bet ter of the weights. Dr. J. H. Baird has been mutually decided upon as referee of this bout. COTTON MILLS STRIKE. Imported German Workers Create a Riot and Many Leave. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Richmond, Va., July 18.—The strike at the Riverside cotton mills in Dan ville yesterday which led to the im portation of thirteen Germans to work in the mills reached a climax today when the foreigners on coming to work were stoned by the strikers and driven from the grounds. The Ger mans arrived from New York Sundav and their importation was due to scarcity of labor. About half the newcomers have left the city. ..« v. ft** EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS ^1— The Evening Times Steads tor lihtk Dakota Interests at all Tims aai under all Circumsttt ADVERTISE Governor Folk Tells Retail Merchants to Patronize Their Home Papers and Thus gill Off the Mail Order Business. ADVERTISING WILL BRING SUCCESS Build I'p the Local Papers and They Will Build I'p Their Home Towns. Aaaoelated Preaa to'The Evening Tlmea. Jefferson City, July 18.—Gov. Joseph W. Folk, in addressing the retail mer chants of Missouri in convention here yesterday, spoke against the mail or der business and favored advertising in the town papers. He said in part: "No me'rehant can succeed without advertising in one way or another. Patronize your town papers, build them up, and they will build the town up and build you up increased trade and greater opportunities. Do not be afraid that your business is going to be hurt by the recent exposures of wrong doing in the commercial world. No man who is doing an honest busi ness can be injured by the light. All business will be better for the clean ing process it is going through and for the stamping out of evil." NEW COMMANDEROFF, Pr™ *3^ Admiral Skyrdloff Will Take Charge of the Black Sea Fleetsky. Cable to The Evealan St. Petersburg, .July 18.—Admbet Skrydloff, who succeeded Admiral Makharoff in command of the Rus8ian fleet at Port Arthur, after the death of the latter, has been officially named as commander of the Black Sea fleet, succeeding the late Vice Admiral Chouknin. TAKES VACATION. Postmaster Cortelyou and Family 6* Salmon Fishing. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Times. New York, July 18.—Postmaster General Cortelyou, accompanied by his family sailed today from this city for Nova Scotia on the steamer Prince Arthur. It is Mr. Cortelyou's Intention to stop at Halifax for a week or two and go from there to Cape Breton on a salmon fishing expedition with Pro fessor Alexander Graham Bell. RELEASED PRISONERS. General Castro Empties the Prisons On His Resumption of Presidency. ANNodated PreMt* to The Evening TImm, Washington. July IS.—Advices re ceived at the Venezuelan legation hera. confirm the report that Gen. Castro in commemoration of his resumption of the presidency, has pardoned all of fenders sentenced by the state courts. The 'prisons have been completely cleared. The advices further state that, the confidence which prevails at Caracas has been reflected in an ap preciation of values of Venezuelan bonds. These have risen 5 to 7 points. President Castro has not yet formed his new cabinet. E Opened by Request of Emperor William and Rare Fabrics Are Removed. THEY WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Eveilu Tlmea. Aix Le Chappelle, Prussia, July 17.— The sarcophagus-of Charlemagne was opened at Emperor William's wishes aud in the presence of high dignitaries of the Catholic church and provincial authorities for the purpose of examin ing the precious cloths. These and other relics were found in good con dition. Three documents were found dated in 1481,1483 and 1881. The older of the two fabrics dates back to the second half of the tenth century and contains figures of four elephants. The other is of the twelfth century. The fabrics will be taken to Berlin with Cardinal Fisher's permission by Prof. Lessing, director of the royal museum of industrial art. will be photographed and returned and re placed within the sarcophagus. Th* sarcophagus was first opened in 1,040 A. D. by Emperor Otto III. TTPHOID EPIDEMIC. A South Dakota Town Has Over Oav Hundred Cases. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evenlag fpswich, S. D„ July 18.—Over on* hundred cases of typhoid-fever ham already been reported in this Beetkm as the result of drinking lemonade at a celebration at. Evarts, S. D., recent ly. The water used In the lemonade was taken from an old well that ll"t not been used for several years.