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-y, ,,, FMDAY, ADQtJST 3,1906. ifiii CAiT/lftI FDE HITS WORK Fire Started on Gasoline Tank at Brandt's Store This A sensational attempt to burn the business portion of the city was made this morning about 8:30 when the oil house in the rear of the P. J. Brandt store and belonging to it was set on Are. Timely discovery alone saved the entire block from destruction. The at tempt was one of the boldest as well as the most reckless in the history of incendiarism. The oil house is locat ed in the rear of the main store and work shop, and is separated from the latter by an alley about three feet wide. A hundred and fifty gallon gasoline tank is located in the corner, the top of the tank reaching to within eight inches of the wooden roof. The top of the tank has an aperture through which the tank is filled, the hole being covered with a removable lid. A hole six inches in diameter in the wall of the butlding permits the insertion of a pipe for the purpose of filling the tank, the top of the latter being on a level with the hole in the wall. The miscreant pushed a quan tity of excelsior through the hole and placed it on top of the gasoline tank directly on the lid. He then set the combustible stuff on fire and awaited developments. Miss Ruby Coons, whose home looks on the same rear yard, looked out PERSOHALS Ex-Sheriff J. H. McCune and J. Ke hoe of Cando are in the city. Dr. ES. F. Adams left Wednesday ev ening for an outing at Maple Lake. Mrs. Frank Lehman, of Crookston, was a caller at the Times office yes terday. Attorney Laureas J. Wehe, of Ed more, is in the city, here to visit some friends and take in the sights of the fair. Attorney Thos. H. Pugh, Thos. Steadsmen and Chief of Police Dick Fadden, all Larimore men, spent yes terday in town. Mr. and Mrs. James Elton and Miss Julia Thorns leave for Bemldji to morrow morning for an over Sunday stay at the lake. Miss Maud Milne has resumed her duties in the office of Register Han cock at the courthouse and Miss Maud Good Printing is absolutely essential to Business suc cess. Nothing Is too small--nothing too large for us to estimate on cheerfully. of the window and discovered smoke issuing from the building. 8he called to her mother, who ran to the store and gave the alarm. B1. Banik and Andrew Ktrch rushed to the building and by means of some canvas and other clothes succeeded In extinguish ing the blase, but not before |t had burned the wooden roof into a coal. The gasoline tank has a capacity of 150 gallons and at the time had in it about 100 gallons of the inflajnable stuff. In addition there- were several other receptacles filled with oil of various kinds In the same building. Paul Newman, a boy of about six teen years of age, was seen Just a few secbnds before the fire was discovered, looking in the window of the building which afforded a good view of the sit uation of the gasoline tank. He was seen walking out of the yard and re marked to another boy that the thing would burn now. A gentleman called to him to come back and he at once took to his heels, running down a side street and across the Northern Pacific bridge to the west side. The friends of Banik and Kirch are congratulating them on their hero ism in rushing Into the building and putting out the fire when they knew what It contained and knew full well the danger they were running, both of them being employes of the store. One Thresher Here. James McCullum arrived In the city last night from his home In Indiana to spend his annual outing with a threshing outfit in the northwest. He comes every year and in one of the best mm in his line to'be found, and his services are often secured a year in advance. Back From Cities. R. S. Griggs and wife have returned from an extended and pleasant trip to Minneapolis and Duiuth. At Crookston. Attorney F. C. Massee is at Crook ston today on legal matters. Hancock has begun a month's vaca tion. Miss Sophia Savage of Fargo is the guest of Mrs. L. Seinsteln and the lat ter's tester. Miss Sophia Phillips. Mrs. J. E. MacLean returned home last evening from Maple lake, where she has been enjoying an outing. Attorney and Mrs. Geo. A. Bangs went to Devils Lake last evening. Mr. Bangs appears in a law suit there today. Miss Violet Daubenberg of Crook ston is in the city, the guest of her sister, Miss Laura. GEORGIA MARBLE MEN MEET. Amoclated Prem to The Even la* Time*. Llthia Springs, Ga„ Aug. 3.—Many sections of the state were represented this morning at the opening of a meet ing of the Georgia Retail Marble Dealers' association, President J. B. Roberts, of Ball Round, presiding. The meeting will continue two days' and will be devoted to the consideration of various important subjects pertaining to the marble trade. Thel Evening Times A GOOD EXAMPLE OF GOOD PRINTING WE INVITE YOUR CORRESPONDENCE The Evening Times Grand Forks North Dakota (Coitlaaed froa pace 1.) of that country which Just now Is at tracting the attention of so many of the people of the northwest. Mr. Pil ing has a knack of making a display tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He has the present one well arranged, occupying a corner of the building. The'walls are covered with the various grains grown in that country, and the fact that they show the stalk development proves that they will grow to the height claimed. The large variety of them also shows that the country produces everyone of the crops which make the fortunes of those who come to the hard wheat re gion. The samples of grain and seeds are splendid and the exhibit is one of the best advertisements of the Canadian country ever shown in this state. Fair Grounds, 8 p. m.—The first heat of the 2:30 pace, 2:25 trot has Just been ran off. Of eleven entries there were five starters. The following shows the result of the heatt -$ Little Boy, first Delia Downey, 3 second Delbert, third Governor Sarles, fourth Polly H, distanced. Time—2:1#%. IS A GOOD CROWD. Fair Grounds, 3:10 p. m.— $ About 8,000 people are on the grounds and the races are being run off as scheduled. The clouds are very threatening but so far no rain has fallen. If the weather does not become more unfavora Me, a large crowd is looked for this evening when will lie given grand closing fire works dig* $ play. A MATCH RACE. Fair Grounds, 8:15 n. m.—The 4 first heat of the match race be tween Red Kind, Milo Boy and Baby Kid, in an attempt to break the track record, has just been run off, Baby Kid faking first place, Milo Boy second and Red King third. Time—2:15%. A light shower drove the crowd into the grand stand, but the sky has 3 cleared now and the sun is again $ shining. CANADIAN HENLEY OPENS. 4MMIIM FKU to The Bveila* Tlao. St. Catharines, Ont., Aug. 3.—The an nual regatta of the Canadian Associa tion of Amateur Oarsmen, commonly called the Canadian Henley, opens over the association course here this after noon. The races this year promise to be some of the most fiercely contested in the history of the organization. The entries come from Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Hamilton and other points. Each icrew has been doing excellent practice work, most of the coaches -are confident that their crews will win, and every competing oarsman is said to be in the best of physical con dition. The Evening Times Job rooms are splendidly equip ped to print Books, Maga zines,and general Commercial and private printing for those who appreciate fine work. Our plant Is fully equipped with Linotype Machines, Stereotype Foundry and rapid Presses. Every machine is the latest and best that can be purchased. Every work man is of the best class in his respective line. Every piece of work undertaken is given the individual attention of a competent superinten dent. In the Bindery Depart ment there is no book too small nor too large that we cannot make in the highest style of the Bookbinder's Art. THE EVENING TIMES, GFAND FORKS, N. D. THE LAST DAY OF THE EXPOSITION 8BCOSD HEAT. First race Little Boy led the bunch to the three-quarters when Governor Suries took the lead away from him and the horses finished as follows: Governor Sarles, first Little Boy, second, Delia Downey, third Delbct, fourth. $ Time—2:19%. 41 A FINE PERFORMANCE. "Black Beauty" J. B. Sfreeter, Jr.'g Trick Horse, Greatly Admired. By far one of the most notable features from an artistic and aesthe tical standpoint of the great exposition was the exhibition on Thursday, given by "Black Beauty," the trick horse owned by J. B. Streeter, Jr., of Lari more. Very few people ever before saw a horse do a cake walk. Mr. Streeter's horse certainly performed the remarkable feat and performed it in a most artistic manner. His trainer is deserving of much credit in being able to bring a four legged animal to such a high degree of perfection. It was a performance that was really worth the whole price of admission for that day. In comparison with the state fair at Fargo the exposition here about to close is siijierlor in sev eral Instances. The poultry ex* hibit Is twice as large as that at Fargo, and the exhibit of Jersey stock, evep five time* larger. All other cattle exhibits are about the $• same. $ I am told that the entries for the races here are suiterior, there being several mow fast horses than at the state fair. The agri cultural and garden exhibits are double the sice of those at Fargo and superior, while the exhibits of arts atld manufacturing articles In the main building are far ahead of that shown at the state fair. I believe that the state fair to be held here next year will surpass anything ever before held in North Dakota. Stockmen who have exhibited here this year tell me that they will be here with a larger number of exhibits next year and they are united in their expressions of satisfaction at the courtesy shown them. —J. H. Bosard. HER HUSBAND ELECTROCUTED Mrs. Sarah Arntson Sues Fargo Cor poration for $25,000 Damages. Special to The Evening Time*. Fargo, N. D., Aug. 3.—In the fed eral court before Judge Amidon the case of Sarah Arntson against the Union Light, Heat & Power company was started yesterday afternoon. In the action the plaintiff seeks to re cover damages to the extent of $25,000 as the result of the electrocution of her husband, who was in the employ of M. R. O'Neill, the. hardware man. The accident which ^proved to be so fatal occurred in this city last Sep tember. The plaintiff's husband was working in the basement of the resi dence of C. R. Stone. From the testimony that was intro duced it appears that the attorneys for the plaintiff will endeavor to show that a current of enormous volt age was passing through the wires. Expert electricians occupied the stand and explained to the jury the techni calities of the business as related to this case. The case has the appear ance of the most interesting civil suit on the calendar, especially in this city, where both parties reside. A WOMAN'S INVENTION. "A woman," said a papermaker to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, "in vented blue paper. Before her time all paper was white. "She was the wife of William Eastes one of the leading paper makers of England in the eighteenth century. In passing through the paper plant one day she dropped a big blue bag into a vat of pulp. Eastes was a stern chap and so, since no one had seen the acci dent, Mrs. Eastes decided to say noth ing about it. "The paper in the vat, which should have been white, came ont. blue. The workmen were mvstifled, Eastes en raged, while Mrs. Eastes kept quiet. The upshot was that the paper was sent to London, marked "damaged," to be sold for what ever it would bring. "The selling agent in London was shrewd. He saw that this blue tinted paper was attractive. He declared it to be a wonderful new invention, and he sold it off like hot cakes at double the white paper's price. "Eastes soon received an order for more of the blue paper—an order that he and his men wasted several days in trying vainly to fill. "Then Mrs. Eastes came forward and told the story of the blue cloth bag. There was no difflcultp after that in making blue paper. This paper's price remained very high. Eastes having a monopoly in making it." "THIS IS MY S3D BIRTHDAY." F. Marion Crawford. To have written thirty or thirty-five books of novels, many of them excel lent to be honored with the publica tion of a number of these books in most of the principal literataty lan guages of Europe: to have accomplish ed this and yet be only 52 years of age— such expresses the endowment and achievement of Francis Marion Crawford, who was born near Flor ence, Italy, Aug. 2, 1854. His father was Thomas Crawford, the distin guished America sculptor. His moth er was Louisa Ward, a sister of Julia Ward Howe. Mr. Crawford received a liberal education in the best schools of America and Europe, which was supplemented by extensive travel. Mr. Crawford's first serious work was as a journalist in Bombay, India. But seeing clearly that Indian journalism had no future for him he wisely gave it up. His first novel was "Mr. Isaacs" which was published in 1882', and was an instant, success. Two years later Mr. Crawford married Miss Elizabeth Berdan, daughter of Gen. Berdan of the famous U. S. "Sharpshooters." Be fore his marriage he had written "To Leeward" and "Saracinesca," two nov els that added to his fame. Since that time he has been turning out novels at the rate of one or two each year. The famous novelist divides his time between his home in Italy and long trips aboard his yacht. ill OLD "BIRD" *T THE STEW IE Police Sweat Confession Out of Emma Rabinovitch—She Robbed Panovitz's. Newspaper readers will recall re ports printed a fortnight ago of a very bold and daring daylight robbery at Maple lake, in which it was stated that two men had entered the cottage of S. Panovitz of this city, assaulted and gagged the maid, Emma Rabino vitch, afterward ransacking the house and making ofT with jewelry, clothing and other property to the estimated value of $300 to $350. The boldness of the robbery created considerable consternation among cottagers at Maple lake, it being feared that other similar crimes might fol low. The officers of nearby cities and counties made great effortB to cap ture the thieves, but were unsuccess ful and for good reasons. In the first place, the story was simply a concoction of the mind of Emma Rabinovitch, who last evening, following a long "sweating" process, admitted to the head of the police de partment and the Panovltzes, in whose employ she was, that she herself com mitted the robbery and had made up the story in order to distract atten tion and suspicion from herself, she was thoroughly successful In this, ex cepting in one regard, her story as to how she came to be outside the cot tage when found, seemingly, not hang ing together well. Her story was that she had worked her way outside the house before the departure of the rob bers. Mr. Panovitz went to Devils Lake on Wednesday night and there learned that the girl has a past record, hav ing been discovered in the crime of theft on one or two previous occa sions. Last evening Chief of Police Lowe, in the presence of the Panovitz fam ily, subjected Miss Rabinovitch to a most searching examination. She "stood pat" for a long time, but final ly, becoming cornered, admitted the crime, she having first, however, been promised immunity from prosecution, at least on the part of those who were her victims. She had the booty in a satchel and all the stolen property, with the exception of one ring, which she could not find, was returned. That the woman is an old bird at the stealing game, the local police de partment does not doubt. One thing certain, she is thoroughly ingenious, as can we!! be imagined when it is known that after telling her fake storv of how the robbers assaulted her. she fainted not once, but a half dozen times, and every now and then since the affair it was her custom to break out crying and bemoaning the loss of her own watch and pocketbook, which, at the very time, she kept safely con cealed in her stockings. She was allowed to leave the city unmolested and has gone to Hans boro, N. D., where it is reported she has a brother. It is up to the Polk county authorities to say whether or not she shall be prosecuted. The girl Is quite clever in many ways, well educated and speaks fluently the French, German and English lan guages. KING HAAKON'S BIRTHDAY. Associated Press Cable to The Events* Times. Christiania, Aug. 3.—King Haakon was thirty-tour years old today, and was the recipient of a flood of con gratulations. It was the first time that the present generationof Nor wegians ever had to celebrate a birth day of their own sovereign and they made the most of the. occasion. In Christiania the day was observed as a general holiday. Business was sus pended, flags were displayed every where and the people devoted them selves to festivities of various sorts. Among the congratulatory telegrams received by his majesty were felicitous messages from King Edward, King Frederick of Denmark, and several other rulers of Europe. FOREST FIRES. Cause Great Damage to Several Hichi. gun Towns. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Aug. 3.— Forest fires around outlying towns are now under control. Wellsburg is about half destroped and business por tion of Eckerman is burned for about two blocks, with many residences. Fires are still burning, but are not dangerous. A bad fire is raging along the Canadian Pacific railroad, nine miles from here which will wipe out Garden River if wind changes. MAY BE GOLD IN SHOSHONE LANDS. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, D. C., Aug. 3.—Gold, copper and other metals may possibly be discovered in the Owl Creek moun tains and adjacent, territory, says H. N. Darton of the United States geologi cal survey, in a report on this region. This report, which was made in ac cordance with a senate resolution, has more than usual interest, because of its bearing on the value of the lands in the ceded portion of the Shoshone Indian Reservation, Wyoming, which will be open for settlement the mid dle of this month. There has been no development of mineral resources in the Owl Creek mountains and the im mediate vicinity, but Mr. Darton is of opinion that when the granites and associated rocks of the region are thoroughly explored valuable miner als such as gold and cooper may pos sibly be found. He predicts also that coal of local value will be discovered in the Laramie formation. Me A/eve* xte* *aereur*uiHn MSci.orfftyy' THE WEATHER. North Dakota. Rain and cooler to night. Saturday, fair. 0 WAI REPAIRING Beth Phones 788M 113 De Mers Ave. Splits 10 cts. XOTES FROM THE LABOR WORLD. The Commercial Telegraphers' Jour nal declares that a union label of uni versal design is certainly needed. At present there are in use 56 different union labels and ten cards, nearly all of different colors and designs, enough to confuse an old unionist of years of experience, to say nothing of ih recruits. 3 i' 'A Grand Forks Monument Works Grand Forks, North Dakota Geo. W. Colburn Supply Co. 510 N. 5th STREET. GRAND FORKS. N. D. PAGE FIVE H. JEFFREY, Prop. Marble and Granite Monuments aid Head Stones. Cemetery Fencing. AH kinds of Foreign and Domestic Granite. Superb Styles and Designs. Residence Phone: Trl-State 565M. Office Phone: Tri-State 2928. Bacon & Van Alstine Livery and Hack Stable 9 TO IS N. FOURTH ST. TELEPHONE 131 SCHOOL AND OFFICE Furniture and Supplies Please send me, as early as conven ient, a LIST OF WANTS, for the com ing year, on which you want bids. GOOD AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY COUNIY We have secured the services of an ex perienced Watchmaker and are now pre pared to do all kinds of WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING at lowest prices. Telephone us and we will call for your Watches. Jewelry and Clocks to be re paired. All work is guaranteed. Have a number of PAWNED WATCHES on hand which will be sold very cheap. H. ZISKIN, Broker and Jeweler Mineral Water The "Chief" of all Mineral Waters For Sale Everywhere GRAND FORKS FRUIT CO., Arfents HARDWA'RE Threshers Supplies Oils General Hardware Builders Hardware Tinware, Etc. J. F. BRANDT, new .4 HO It 0\Vli.Vii0S THIS MOXTH. Aug. 6.—Chicago, 111., Interna tional Brotherhood of Teamsters. Aug. 7.—Milwaukee, Wis., In ternational Gloveworkers' Union oi' America. Aug. 11'.—Colorado Springs, Colo., International Typographi cal Uni-.ni. Aug. 1 J.—N't-.v York City, In ternational Stereotypers and Electrotypers' Union. Aug. 14.—Pittsburg, Pa„ Win dow Snappers' National Associa tion. Aug. 20.—Boston, Mass., United Gold Beaters' National Union. Aug. 26.—Toronto. Ont., United Garment Workers' of America. State Labor Commissioner Sherman, of New York, in a report against un restricted immigration, says: "Recent revelations of the conditions in the meat packing industry have served to emphasize the fact that cheap labor and brutalized conditions are found side by side, and the further that a fair wage, as understood in this coun try, will bring into any occupation otherwise unattractive a class of In telligent, clean and efficient workmen, who will not tolerate unsanitary con ditions." The first convention of the New York state branch of the Amalgamated Meat In short everything pertain ing to hardware. Having recently added a complete stock of harness we are in position to furnish the farm er with all his needs in this line. Call and inspect stock and prices. East Gi*»nd Forks Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America will be held at Au burn, commencing Tuesday, Aug. 6. Keir Hardie, the English labor lead er, is organizing an Agricultural Labor league on the lines of the National' Agricultural Union founded by Joseph'' Arch in 1872. Blacksmiths throughout the country report a general concedence to their demands f'cr increased wages and betr ter working conditions. In announcing his position on the' question of the eight-hour day. Gov ernor Polk of Missouri, says: "I am taking steps to have the eight-hour law enforced in this state. 1 believe it has been demonstrated that such a law is desirable as a means of up lifting the laboring classes.'' The labor organizations of America gained 1,204 new unions last year, em bracing a membership of 300,000 in dividuals. According to a governm&it report the proportion of marble and stone cutters who succumb to consumption is larger than that of those engaged in any other occupation. Next come cigarmakers, plasterers and white washers, compositors, printers and pressmen, in the order named. For paying less than (he rate of wages fixed by the New Zealand arbitration court, a Wellington furni ture manufacturer recently was fined $150, a boss printer $125, and a build er $50. The Saturday half holiday all the year around has been decided upon by Boston bricklayers' unions, and has been made a part of the working rules of that city and vicinity. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has been given as an operetta. It was originally sung at the Music Hall .Lynn Mass., October 6, 1886. Subscribe for The J£veumg Times.