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"I *1 ft^ ')&&&: i' JU_£| The Evening Times nte^J^^orltes. II Is the People's P»per\^, start to finish. VOL. 1, 217. The Typhoon Which Swept Kowloon Peninsula Yester day Was Terribly Destruc tive—Over 1,000 Small Ves sels Were Sunk. ones lh ALSO SUFFERED MM Total Damage Said to be Sev eral Million—Loss of Life Unknown. tuoditel Press Cable to The Ereilag Times. Hong Kong, Sept. 19.—The typhoon which swept this port yesterday, de stroying a great number of vessels, .and causing much loss of life, was of a local nature. It came suddenly and without warning. The observatory had predicted moderate winds. It was half an hour after the gun signal had •been fired, before the storm was at its "height. It lasted two hours. Most of the damage was wrought on Kowloon peninsula. The losses are estimated at several million dollars. Over one thousand sampans and junks •are missing from Hong Kong alone. The wharves were swept away and ^houses collapsed. The military bar racks are in ruins. Steeplers Mont Eagle, Fatshan, Kun .ihan, Wing Chai, Hermania, Castel lano, Tak Hing, Emma Luyken, San Rosario, Stava, Pakpong, Petrarch, Chum Te, Sexta, Sunon, Chang Sha, Signal and Chinkain Maru, are ashore. The American ship S. P. Hitchcock, was also driven ashore, as were many of the launches that run about the "harbor. The steamers Kwong Chow, San Chewng, Sorsogon, and Kongmoon were sank. The steamers Apenrado and Johanne are partly awash. The British reserve sloop Phoenix, and the sinall gunboat, Dongola, are ashore. The British torpedo Boat destroyers Moorhen, Robin and Taku,. were dam aged. The William Jarvis was sunk. The French torpedo brat destroyer, Froude, was wrecked and the Fran -cisque is ashore. The guns of the Fronde were saved, but. three petty officers and one seaman lost their lives. The Chinese revenue cruiser is ashore and Beveral Indo-China and Manila liners narrowly escaped dis aster. ANGLO-FRENCH AMENITIES. Associated Press Cable to The Evening Time*. Aberdeen, Sept. 19.—:The work of promoting friendly intercourse be tween men of light and leading in Great Britain and France still goes on. This time it is a visit from a party of distinguished Frenchmen who arrived in Aberdeen this morning to attend the fourth anniversary meeting of the Franco-Scottish society. At noon the French and Scottish branches of the society assembled at the town hall, where they were received by the ESarl of Aberdeen, and afterwards en tertained at a banquet by the magis trates and town. council. The busi ness of the meeting will terminate at the end of the week, but the French guests will remain in Aberdeen dur ing the coming week ih order that they may be present at the visit of the king and queen in connection with the celebration of the quat-centenary of the university. WILL BE DEPORTED. :. Chinese Laborers t'vn Not Remain After Quitting Work on Canal. Associated Press to The Kvcnlag Times. Washington, Sept. 19.—Chinese la borers taken to Panama for work on the iBthmian canal will be required to be deported at the conclusion of their service. To insure their depor- /. l!- :..•'•!•.•• tation, the Panama government will require the contractors who furnish the Chinese laborers to give bond for $50,000 for the first 2,500 Chinamen and |20 each for laborers in any number in excess of 2,600. This information was conveyed to all who have signified their Intention of bidding for the contract to supply the Chinese laborers by the lthmian canal commission in the form of the following circular letter sent out to night: "We are advised by cable that the security the contractor will be re quired to give to the Panamanian, gov ernment under article 3 of the invita tions to furnish Chinese labor, dated Aug. 20,1906, will be for the first draft of 2,500 laborers a single bond in the approximate penal sum of $50,000, with penalty that the contractor pay $100 for each Chinese which should not be deported at the conclusion of service, the bond to be increased at the rate of $20 per Chinese for all Chinese on the isthmus at any one time in excess of 2,500." FIGHT FOR CONTROL. Associated Press to The Evening Timed. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 19.—Republi cans of Connecticut are gathering for their state convention, which will name a full state ticket to be voted for at the November election. Rollin S. Woodruff of New Haven is to be the gubernatorial nominee. The make up of the remainder of the ticket is likely to bring to the surface the contest for control of the party be tween the faction headed by United States Senator Morgan G. Bulkeley and the one led by Allen S. Paige of Bride part. HUyORJONESLEADS In Minneapolis and Fifth Con gressional—F. M. Nye Was Nominated. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Minneapolis, Sept. 19.—Minneapolis and Fifth congressional district of Minnesota is in the throes of one of the greatest political battles in its history, with Mayor David P. Jones, in the lead for renomination over Or. IT. G. Williams, the machine candidate. The fight has been on "saloon or no saloon," the machine against reform. Frank M. Nye, of Minneapolis, has been nominated on the republican tick et for a congressional^ seat from the Fifth district of Minnesota. At a late hour this afternoon, the result of the primaries for the mayor alty nomination in this city, so far as the republican ticket was concerned, was still a matter of uncertainty. At noon 63 out of 144 precincts gave D. P. Jones the present mayor, 6,273 votes and Or. U. G. Williams, 6,388. At 1:30 p. m. 77 precincts gave ones 8,274 and Williams 8,013. Williams seems to have cut deeply into the Jones vote in the sure precincts. J. C. Haynes. democrat, and former mayor, is said to bs sure of the democratic nomination over W. H. Williams, the state labor commissioner, who gave him a hard fight lor the nomination. The unofficial returns, complete, for nominations for congress, show the following result: First district, J. A. Tawney (rep.), Andrew French, Idem.) Second district, J. T. Mc Cleary (rep.), W. S. Hammond (dem.) Third district, C. R. Davis (rep.), no democrat opposition Fourth district, F- C. Stevens (rep.), Gustave Schoile (dem.) Fifth district, F. M. Nye (rep.), Frank Larrabee (dem.) Sixth district,- Chas. A. Lindbergh (rep.), McTifft (dem.): Seventh district, A. J. VolBtad (rep.), no democrat Eighth district, J. Adam Bede (rep.), no dem ocrat: Ninth district, Harvol Steener son (rep.), no democrat. In Trouble With French and Belgians Because of. Re cent Disorders. Tangier, Sept. 19.—The attitude of the sultan and his representatives during the disorders at Casa Blanc, Sept. 17th, when Cherif Taelainein, with 250 men, pillaged the French iron works there, and pursued Europeans through the streets, wounding several pf them, have called forth official pro tests from the French and Belgian ministers to Morocco. The diplomats have notified Mahhanned El Torres, the foreign minister, that their govern ments reserved the right to demand indemnity for the pillage of Franco Belgian establishments. POPE'S CHOIR ORDER IS RIGIDLY FOLLOWED Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, D. C., Sept. 19.—Catho lics in Washington, D. C., are much in terested in the reports from other cities that the order of Pope Pius relative to tbe elimination of women from church choirs is being rigidly followed. The encyclical letter con taining the Pope's instructions on sacred music was issued in 1903, and since that time some progress has been made toward reconstructing choir affairs. In the city of Washington the prob lem has offered more difficult solution than In any other city for the Teason that it is almost impossible to obtain male singero of sufficient number to fill all the churches. The first choir to follow the Instructions of the Pope was that of Holy Trinity church. Georgetown, where a male choir, un der the direction of George Herbert Wells, has furnished the music sev eral years. St. Paul's church, Fif teenth and streets, was tbe second in line and St. Stephen's, Twenty-fifth and Pennsylvania avenue, early last year organized a male choir. The Im maculate Conception church. Eighth and N streets, also has a boy's choir, but has not made exclusive use of its services. These are believed to be the only churches in Washington which have so far been able to follow the Pope's orders and the question now presents itself as to just what will be done. The regular winter schedule In the Catholic churches will be resumed the firBt Sunday in October. In St. Step hen's, St. Matthew's, St. Peter's St. Joseph's, the Holy Comforter, St. Ann's, Tenleytown the Holy Name, and Dominic's there are women or ganists. With tbe exception of the first named church the choirs are made up of mixed voices. While all the churches assert their intention of putting the new order Into execution as soon as possible. It looks very much as if Washington will be one of the last cities In the country to fall Into line. Secretary of War Taft and As sistant Bacon Reached Ha vana This Morning and Are In Conference With Presi dent Palma of Cuba. EXPECT TO WISE FOB PEACE WITHIN II WEEK Taft Makes Good Impression— Matanzas Militiamen Arrive. Aflaoclated Preaa Cable to Tke Bvealig Times. Havana, Sept. 19.—President Roose velt's peace representatives arrived up on the scene today and met personally President Palma and the members of his cabinet, as well as the official rep resentatives of those in arms against the government, and got a rough gen eral idea of the situation from both sides. Incidentally they received from the citizens, American officials, and others, a number of sidelights on the situation. Secretary Taft's informal, straight forward and kindly manner has al ready created a strong and favorable impression. The business of finding a solution to the difficulty will be proceeded with Associated Press to The Erailig Times. Washington, Sept. 19.—In an opinion rendered Sept. 15, but made public Tuesday afternoon, the interstate com merce commission takes important ac tion in construing the application of the new railway law and providing general rules applying to joint tariff rates on new lines and to commuta tion, mileage and excursion rates. The decision in full is as follows: "The interstate commerce commis sion, in answer to numerous inquir ies from railroad officials and other in terested persons and for the purpose of giving administrative construction to. certain sections of the amended act to regulate commerce which became effecteive on the 28th of August, 1906, announces the following rulings: "Payment for transportation—Noth ing but money can be lawfully receiv ed or accepted in payment for trans portation subject to the act, whether of passengers or property, or for any service in connection therewith, it be ing the opinion of the commission that the prohibition against charging or collecting a greater or less or differ ent compensation than the established rates in effect at the time, precludes the acceptance of services, property or other payment in lieu of the amount of money specified in the published schedules. it Associated Press Cable to The Evening Times. Manila, Sept 19.—Capt. Ura Fred enall, of the quartermasters' depart ment, was charged in the court of the first instance in this city, this aft ernoon, of the misappropriation of public funds. The filing of these NDIANS qUARRELED Trouble Among the Reds on Moqui Reservation In Arizona. Associated Press to The Evening Times, Washington, Sept. 19.—In accor dance with a reccommendation of Superintendent Lemon of the Moqui Indian reservation in Arizona, the commissioner of Indian affairs has directed that the hostile members of the Oraibi village be located a few miles distant from the village where they will be out of the way of con flict with the frlendlies. Mr. Lemon was also instructed to warn the In dians remaining in the village that they should not molest the other fac tion and both parties are informed that they must keep the peace until all difficulties are adjusted. It is an nounced that the superintendent has an adequate police force for that pur pose. The Oraibi school which is closed as a result of the recent disturbances is to be reopened as soon as practicable and the Indians are to be required to attend. THE WEATHER. Worth Dakota Fair Tonight and Thursday. A SQUARE! DEAL FOR ALL GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1906 directly and persistently to its con clusion. Predictions are already being made that the Cuban problem will be solved within a week, but on what basis, is still a matter of conjecture. Secretary Taft himself reiterates that President Roosevelt's representa tives are here with no policy except to insure peace in Cuba. A thousand militiamen arrived here from Matanzas today and have been quartered in Cabanas fortress. There are insistent rumors today that the uprising in Santiago province lias been quelled. The cable service with Cienfuegos and the continent has been restored. Cienfuegos reports no hostilities. The provinces of Havana and Pinar Del Rio are quiet. Havana, Sept. 19.—The American cruiser Des Moines, with Secretary of War Taft and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon on board, arrived here at half past seven this morning. Messrs. Taft and Bacon received Senor Ofarrell, tha Cuban secretary of state, on board. Later Messrs. Taft and Bacon came ashore and proceeded to the palace, where they called on President Palma at 10 o'clock. Aboard Denver. Washington, Sept. 19, 2 p. in.—Com mander Colwell of the V. S. gun-boat Denver, now lying in Havana harbor, has cabled the navy department that Alfredo Zayas, president of the liberal party, and a delegate to represent the revolutionists in the negotiations about to begin in Havana before Secretary Taft, has come abroad the Denver and is awaiting the secretary there. It is supposed that he is afraid to trust him self in reach of the government offi cers at present. Important Rate Decision Notice of changes in rptes—Where two or more connecting ^carriers es tablish a joint rate whicA is less or greater than the sum ofT their local rates, such joint rate is a change of rates and requires a notice of thirty days. In such case the joint rate when duly established and in force becomes the only lawful rate for trans portation. "New roads—On new lines of roa«l, including branches and extensions of existing roads individual rates may be established in the first instance and also joint rates to and from points on such new line, without notice, on post ing a tariff of such rates and filing the same with the commission. "Round trip excursion rates—It is the opinion of the commission that the provisions of the amended sixth section in respect of the publisher, filing, and posting of tariffs, apply to the mileage, excursion and commuta tion rateB authorized by the 22nd sec tion. Such a rate when first estab lished is held to be a change of rates which requires a notice of 30 days. No reason appears why this notice should not be given in the case of mile age rates, commutation rates, round trip rates, or other reduced rates, which like ordinary passenger rates are established for an Indefinite per iod and appear to be a matter of per Graft" in Philippines charges is the culmination of exten sive investigations by the insular au thorities Into an alleged number of frauds perpetrated by members of the quartermasters' department in the Philippines. The inquiry resulted in the discovery of padded pay rolls and BIDS GOME SLOWLY Canal Commission Has So Far Received No Contracts For Chinese Labor. Associated Press to Tbe Evening Times. Washington, Sept. 19.—Thus far no bids have been received by the Isth mian canal commission for furnishing Chinese laborers to work cn the Pan ama canal. By the terms of the com mission's proposition, bids are to be received up to 10 o'clock a. m. to morrow. Many inquiries have been received but there is not the slightest indication of the nature of the number of bids that may be received. BRYAN AT COUMUU. Columbia, S. C.. Sept. 19.—From a stand erected on the splendid campus of the university of South Carolina. Wm. Bryan today at noon delivered the only address scheduled in this state during his tour of speech-making in the south. Mr. Bryan arrived from Charlotte last night. M. E. CONFERENCE. Ishpeming, Mich.. Sept. 19.—Several hundred ministers and lay visitors are gathered here for the annual session of the Detroit M. E. conference, which will be in session during the next few days with Bishop McCabe presiding. More than ordinary interest attaches to the session this yeartas It Is the first time that the conference has ever met north of the straits. Russian General of Artillery Assassinated This Morning While Strolling Quietly Along the Public Streets In the City of Warsaw. FIVE MEN SOfMINOEO AND SHOT SIWLTMllf Was Erroneously Thought a Member of Field Trial Court Martial. Associated Press Cable to The Evening Times. Warsaw, Sept. 19.—General Nicol aieff, of artillery, has been assassin ated. He was erroneously thought to be a member of the field courtmartial. General Nicolaieff was walking on Welka street this morning when he was surrounded by five revolutionists and shot dead. The murderers escap ed. TrepoiTs Funeral. St. Petersburg, Sept. 19.—General Dinitri Trepoff, who died last Sunday, was buried today at Peterhof. Con trary to expectations, the emperor was not present at the funeral. His maj esty is still cruising in Finnish waters, on board the imperial yacht Sandart. (Continued on page 8.) manent policy. Strictly excursion rates however, covering a named and limited period, are of a different char acter in this regard, and may properly be established on much shorter no tice. "To avoid the necessity for special application in cases of this kind, the commission has made a general order fixing the following named time of notice of round trip excursion rates, and carriers may govern themselves accordingly: "Rates for an excursion limited to a designated period of not more than three days may be. established, without further notice upon posting a tariff one day in advance in two public and conspicuous places in the waiting room of each station where tickets for such excursions are sold, and mail ing a copy thereof to the commission. "Rates for an excursion limited to a designated period of more than three days and no more than 30 days may be established upon a notice of three days in place of thirty days' notice otherwise required by the amended sixth section. "Rates for an excursion limited to a designated period exceeding thirty days will' require the statutory notice unless shorter time is allowed in spec ial cases by the commission." grafting in lease of lighters. Both officers and civilians are im plicated and courtmartials will follow the court proceedings. Major General Wood continued the inquiry originally began by Major General Corbin, which was not exhaustive. Rebuilding Delayed by Laxity of Insurance Companies Adjusting Claims. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, D. C., Sept 19.—Delay or refusal of insurance companies to pay their losses in the San Franciso disaster is greatly responsible for the lack of progress toward the rebuilding of that city, according to Dr. Edward T. Devine, of New York, who was sent to the stricken city by Secretary Taft, as president of the National Red Cross, to superintend the relief work of that society there. Dr. Devine has conclud ed his work in San Francisco and re turned east. Dr. Devine arrived on the scene the latter part of April, within five days after the disaster occurred and has stuck faithfully to his post ever since, with the exception of two flying trips he made to Washington for consulation with the Red Cross officials there. The work was hard, told on him, and It was with a feeling of great relief that he relinquished his duties. Dr. Devine expressed confidence in the belief that San Francisco will be herself again, not so soon as was at first expected, but still In a remark ably short time. It's a gaint undertak ing, not the rebuilding of the old Golden Gate City, but the building of the new and greater San Francisco. "There is at present a marked lull in the work of building," said Dr. De- vine, "each builder and property owner holding back, waiting to see what his neighbor is going to do. With the ex ception of hotels like the Fairmount and St. Francis and some new build ings, most of the structures now being erected are more or less temporary ones." He says that the most serious problem which now confronts the re lief committee in San Francisco is the housing problem. Those in charge of the relief work have formed themselves into a corporation, the better to ad minister the funds in their charge. The plans of the committee for the future include the erection of a muni cipal building for the care of the aged and infirm, and the expenditure of about $150,000 for the erection of municipal barracks for the housing of persons still living in tents. These people are being housed gradually, and by winter, when the tents will be worn out, it is hoped to have them all under roofs. Half a million dollars has been set aside to aid working people who owned small houses to rebuild them. The money from this fund is used to make the last payment to the builder erect ing the house, and the amount ranges from $200 to $500. SCOTTISH ORDER. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Boston. Sept. 19.—With a large at tendance of officers and members the provincial grand lodge of the United States royal order of Scotland, held its 29th annual session in Masonic Tem ple yesterday. In his annual address James W. Richardson of Murfreesboro, Tenn., the provincial grand master, re viewed the work of the year and otfer ed several recommendations concern ing proposed legislation. Electon Returns Indicate He WU Have Majorty of Tam many's Votes. Associated Press to Tbe Evening Times. New York, Sept. 19.—According to the returns and the reported affilia tion of the leaders elected at the dem ocratic primaries, Charles F. Murphy will be in control of twenty-four votes in the executive committee of Tam many hall, representing twenty dis tricts and will control 60 of 105 dele gates to the democratic state conven tion. These sixty votes will enable the leader of Tammany, if he so de sires, to apply the unit rule and cast the vote of Tammany Hall solidly for the candidate determined upon by the majority of delegates. Up to the pres ent time Murphy has made no state ment as to his intentions in this re spect, but during the primary cam paign It was generally understood that Murphy was friendly to Hearst. Murphy's victory, however, is believ ed to preclude the possibility of Dis trict Attorney Jerome securing the New York county delegation to the state convention. A GREAT SUCCESS. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Detroit, Sept. 19.—The house of mirth" the stage varsion of Mrs. Edith Wharton's novel, made by the author ess in collaboration with Clyde Fitch, was given its first production Monday night in the Detroit Opera House be fore a large audience. The play was received with approval by the audience. Miss Fay Davis played Lily Bart, the leading woman character of the piece and gave an excellent performance. Mrs. Wharton and a party of friends witnessed the opening performance. KKMB EIRE Docks Destroyed and Damage of Several Million Dol lars Done. Associated Press Cable to The Evening Time*. London, Sept. 19.—A dispatch re ceived here from Buenos Ayres says a great fire Is raging on the docks there and threatens to involve ship ping. Customs dock No. 4 was destroyed. The damage is estimated at several million dollars. Shipping Is safe. The Argentine paper dollar is worth about 42 cents. The report followed an automobile trip by the president to Bayside last week. He looked over two pieces of property and Baysiders at once began to cherish hopes and talk about them. One of the estates examined was that of Street Commissioner John McGraw Woodbury. Major Woodbury is a friend of the president and his handsome Charles Gould and G. Howland Leavitt, the millionaire railroad director has been unoccupied for several years. Bayside residents say the president seemed enthusiastic over the property and exclaimed "Delighted" several times as he looked it over. He also examined another tract of land nearby, and the citizens are burn ing with curiosity to find out whether he is going to buy one or the other es tate for himself or Congressman Long- The Evening Tines Stands for North Dakota Interests at all Times aU I nder all Clwnmstaaces. EIGHT PAGES. PRICE PIVE CENTS Scene of Rock Island Wreck Near Dover, Okla., Is One of Ruin Loss of Life Now Learned to Have Been Not So Heavy as First Reported. SOME OF THE OEM, THOUGH, FLOUTED DOWN THE RIVER One Man Recovered From Drift wood 20 Miles From Scene of Accident. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Dover, Okla., Sept. 19.—At daylight today, at the scene of the Hock Island wreck at Cimarron river, more definite facts concerning the casualties than those given out last night were avail able. Up to this morning the known dead numbered two. While a number of persons are still missing, it is be lieved that many will be heard from during the day. Two of the sixteen known injured may die. Searchers with torches worked all night to rescue as many possible vic tims that might still be in the sub merged cars. Early today the search was renewed here, while for a distance of 20 miles down stream, parties were on the lookout for victims. It was known that several of those who es caped from the wreckage had drifted down with the swift current, some of them having been seen as far as 15 miles distant from Dover. From one point bodies were reported as floating by, but this was not veri fied. During the night the river fell almost as rapidly as it had risen and early today the work of removing the submerged cars from the stream was begun. Contrary to yesterday's reports, It developed today that twenty persons who were known to have occupied the smoker, are unaccounted for. Ef forts are being made to locate the smoker, which is at a point 110 yards below the site of the bridge. JEWISH NEW YEAR. Associated Press to The Evening Times. New York, Sept. 19.—The setting of the sun this evening ushers in the Jewish new year 5667. It is a feast of marked significance in the religious calendar of the Jews and is observe by reformed and orthodox alike, ex cept that the former observe one and the latter two days. In all congrega tions the ancient ceremony of blowing the shofar, or ram's horn, is still used. In the orthodox congregations, which cling most tenaciously to the old-time ritual, one of the customs is for the men to appear in the temples wearing shrouds to typify the significance of the day as a reminder of death. It matters not how distant any Jew has kept himself from his co-rellglon Ists, on New Year's day and the holy day that follows he is found in the synagogue. For that reason it is im possible to accommodate the large number that desire to attend services, and therefore In many sections of the metropolis, and particularly on the lower East Side, scores of public halls are secured for the services. During the holy days money is collected for charitable institutions and organiza tions. JEWS WARNED. Warsaw, Sept. 19.—A number of Jews continue to receive anon, ymons warnings not to attend the synagogues tomorrow for the fes tivals of the Jewish New Tear, for fear of possible black hand outrages. STAID OLD OYSTER BAY IS NOW IN QUANDARY New York, Sept. 19.—Oyster Bay is aghast, not to say indignant. Gossip has it that President Roosevelt has un der consideration the purchase of a place at Bayside and the making of his home at that place instead of at Saga more Hill. worth, or just the Woodbury mansion as a New York home for his daughter and her husband. In the meantime Oyster Bay laughs, but it must be confessed that the merriment is tinged with anxiety. WASHINGTON G. 0. P. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 19.—The re publicans state convention of Washing ton assembled in Seattle today. Wash ington does not elect a governor this year and the work of the convention will be confined to the nomination of candidates for minor offices and the transaction of business relating to the party organization. WAITING FOR ROOT. Associated Press to The Evening Time*. Colon, Sept. 19.—The American cruiser Colombia has arrived here and is awaiting the coming of Secretary Root and his party. She will take the secretary to Cartagena before re turning to the United States.