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It Is Ike People's Paper to finish. VOL. 1, NO 21* -Associated Press to The Gmlig Writes, start 'Fatal Explosions Occurred Early Today at Jellico, Ten nessee, and on the Grand Trunk Pacific's Right of Way at Finmark, Manitoba. iflfTEH KILLED III ONE Ml FNE HI IHE OTHER That at Jellico Wrecked an Entire Town—Awful Catastrophes. Knoxvllle, Tenn., Sept. 21.—Fifteen persons are believed to have been killed, probably thirty injured, and -almost the entire business section of Jellico, Tenn., wrecked by an explo sion of dynamite early today in a car in the yards of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. The explosion •occurred about 100 yards north of the depot and near the center of the busi ness section of the town. The bodies of the dead are burled In the debris, and at 9:30 it was impossible to esti mate the extent of the fatalities. One of the known dead is Thomas Atkins, aged 30, a lineman employed by the East Tennessee Telephone company, livery warehouse in Jellico, along the Louisville & Nashville railroad, was totally destroyed, and nearly every store in town was blown to pieces or damaged to such an extent that it was ruined. The entire third floor of Car marthen Inn, a large brick hotel structure, was blown off. It is believed that no prominent white people, business or professional men, or their families are included in the dead. A special train as sent over the Louisville ft Nashville railroad from Jellico to Williamsburg, Ky., for phy sicians. An early morning train over the Southern railroad from Knoxville, also carried physicians to attend the wounded. Later Details. A later special from Jellico, Tenn., says: The most seriously injured are P. V. Campbell, engineer. Louisville, and Nashville railroad, Flnley Gibson, proprietor of the Carmathan Inn. Mrs. Foreman, William Baird, employes of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, James Carson of Corbin, Ky., cut on head and bruised, son of T. B. Abbott, probably fataliy injured, Isaac Range, cut on head Jay Baird, bookkeeper for Italian Coal company Charles O. Baird, cashier of the National bank of Jellico R. D. Baird, president of the National bank of Jellico, and the mayor of Jellico and six others. In addition to these seriously in jured, at least 50 others were slightly wounded. Without exception every business house in town was either totally wrecked or badly damaged. The union depot of the Southern railway and Louisville and Nashville railroad, about one hundred yards from the scene of the explosion was shattered to splinters. This cut off all tele graphic communication and news of the explosion was handled by tele phone. The explosion occurred upon the Kentucky side of Jellico and in con sequence every house on that side of the town was wrecked. A car load of dynamite in the railroad yards was the cause of the explosion. The damage to property is estimated at $1,000,000, Jellico, Ky., being prac tically destroyed. At least 500 per sons are homeless. Killed Five Fins. Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 21.—Word was received here last night of a ter rible explosion of dynamite on the right of way of the Grand Trunk Pa cific railroad near Finmark, New On tario, in which Ave workmen were killed outright and six others injured, one of whom is expected to die. Foreman C. Hlllon had his arms torn off. A gang of Finlanders had prepared a blast, and some say in running away they ran into a Hast prepared by another gang, just as it went oil. The injured were taken to a private hospital at Kamlnlstiquia maintained by the contractors. NEW TOWN DUBBED ERICSRURG Will Have a River Site and Be Backed by Bleh Coantry. Special to The Gmlai Times. International Falls, Minn.Sept 21.— Ericsburg Is the name chosen for the new town on Rate Root river on the new line of the Duluth Rainy Lake & Winnipeg road. The town is on the south bank of the river and rich agricultural and- timber land-will be tributary to it. Building already has begun on a large scale, and it is ex pected that by the time the road reaches that place there will be a live ly settlement waiting to receive it. SAGE'S WILL FILED Each of Legatees Will Receive Double Amount Named No Contest. IIMCLATH PNM The Bmlat TIMM. New York, Sept. 21.—By a settle ment arrived at today, legatees under the will of Russell Sage are to receive from the executors of the estate double the amounts of the legacies upon the condition that they will not be con tested. The will was admitted to pro bate without contest. It is understood that under the set tlement, 25 nieces and nephews who were left each $25,000 under the will, are to receive $50,000, while a minor heir, Edson T. Conrad, of Watervleit, N. V., will receive $12,500. BOBttTir MINT Royal Bavarian Money Bags Looted to the Extent of $23,500. Amodittd Pr«« Cable to The Evening a I Hit Paris, Sept. 21.—While no move has yet been made by the count's lawyers, the attorneys for Countess De Castel lane evidently anticipate an attempt on his part to force a delay in the trial of the divorce case, which has been fix ed for Oct. 17, unless the creditors' at tachment case is previously settled. The count is not unwilling to take every advantage of the desire of the countess and the1 Gould family to make secrecies to avoid further notoriety and scandal, but it is still doubtful wheth er the price is not too high. ACQUITTED TWO. Associated Preaa to The Evening Times. Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sept. 21.—Rex Smith and James JR. Smith, two of the brothers who have been on trial on a charge of peonage, were acquit ted by Judge Pollock yesterday of any complicity in the conspiracy to deprive about forty negroes of their rights. Judge Pollock charged the jury to find the other seven defend ants guilty if they thought the evi dence produced by the government sufficient to indicate that they had confederated against the negroes. LARGESTjlfORLD Vice President Fairbanks Lays Corner Stone of Chi cago's New Courthouse. A FAMOUS DETECTIVE IS NOW ENGAGED BY THAW Associated Press to The Rveilat Times. New York, Sept. 21.—Harry K. Thaw today was visited by Roger O' Mara, the Pittsburg detective, who has been retained in connection with the defense. It was reported that O'Mara had been sent for, to confer with Thaw regarding alleged differences between Thaw and Clifford W. Hart ridge, his chief counsel, relative the line of defense to be adopted at Thaw's trial. O'Mara is generally ac corded with having great influence over Thaw by reason of his long ac quaintance with the Thaw family. After O'Mara left the prisoner Hart ridge bad a conference with Thaw. Later the attorney was asked if there has been a disagreement between Thaw and himself. Associated Press to The Evening Timed. Chicago, 111., Sept. 21.—The corner stone of Chicago's new county building which, when completed, will be the largest court house in the world, was laid today with elaborate ceremonies. Vice-President Fairbanks was the ora tor of the day and addresses were al so delivered by Governor Deneen, May or Dunne and President Brundage of the board of commissioners of Cook county. "Not so far as I know," he replied. Mr. Hartridge also stated that re ports published that Thaw refused to be examined by three alienists was far from the truth. He said that two of the doctors had visited Thaw be fore in the Tombs. Thaw told one of the keepers at the Tombs today that the reason he did not see the doctors yesterday was because he had an ap pointment with the Rev. Father Wm. Dlazowski of,Fall River, Mass. The clergyman did not call yesterday, however, but saw Thaw today. Mr. Hartridge' said the clergyman was a friend of Thaw, but would make no statement as to the connection. If any, the priest has with the case. Indiana's Senator and Famous Orator To Speak In Grand Forks During the Campaign —Senator Hansbrough Re ceived Telegram From Him. OMTESI MINNEAPOLIS SOME THE NEXT WEEK Is Now Arranging Dates So As Not To Conflict—Other Details Later. Senator Beveridge of Indiana, will probably speak in Grand Forks dur ing the campaign. The senator is dated for Minneapolis next week, and Chairman Hanna of the republican state committee, took steps to have him extend his trip to this state. The following telegram was received in this city this morning from Senator Beveridge: Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 20. Hon. H. C. Hansbrough, Grand Forks, N. D. Am trying to arrange Grand Forks. Will notify you later. —Albert J. Beveridge. It is presumed that Senator Bev eridge is dated to speak in Montana and the Pacific west, and that he is now arranging his dates so as to drop off at Grand Forks enroute. As soon as the senator fixes the' date for this city proper announcement will be made and arrangements perfected for excursion rates to and from this city. Senator Beveridge is one of the great orators and has a wirld-wide repu tation. PRINCESS ROYAI.. 8peclal Correspoadeace to The Ercalif Times. London, Sept. 21.—The Duchess of Fife, eldest daughter of the king, who recently underwent an operation as an outcome of severe complications following a chill, is reported well on the road to recovery. The announce ment of her satisfactory progress has Associated Press to The Evealac Times. New York, Sept. 21.—A dispatch from London says that Sir Thomas Lipton sails for New York today on th? White Star liner Celtic. While business is the object of his trip to the United States, the America's cup mat ters undoubtedly will receive his at tention during his stay on this side. It is believed that Sir Thomas is as keen as ever on the. matter of a chal lenge. Yachtsmen here are awaiting his arrival with the greatest interest, for rumor has it that the Irish baronet will put the matter of a challenge di Twilight Lost Off Carolina Coast and Six of Her Crew Perished. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, D. C., Sept. 21.—The capsizing of the American schooner Twilight and the loss of six of her crew in the recent storm off the Caro lina coast is announced in the follow ing message received at the navy de partment by wireless, via. St. Augus tine from the cruiser Minneapolis on her way ot Cuba: "The Minneapolis fifty miles east of Charleston at midnight picked up a man at sea floating on a plank. Two men heard his voice alongside at 11, and stopped the ship, turned on the searchlights and lowered a life boat. "GRAFT" WAS UENEK.41.. Associated Press Cable to The Brailu Times. Manila, Sept. 21.—In connection with the discovery of graft in the quartermaster's department of the army, the result of the investigation has been a great saving in transpora tion funds and a decrease of graft, such as the manufacture of furniture etc.. in shops for the private use of officers and civilians. High officials in the army and government are said to have been the beneficiaries. WAITING FOR BRYAN. Associated Press to The Eveaiair Times. Jackson, Miss., Sept. 21.—Tomor row is to be Bryan day in Jackson, and the gathering of democrats and other individuals as well to pay honor to the distinguished Nebraskan is ex pected to be one of the greatest out pourings In the capital city of Miss issippi for years. Mr. Bryan will speak in the new exposition hall, which has a seating capacity as large as that of any auditorium in the south. If this is insufficient to accommodate the crown an open air address will be delivered. While in the city Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will be the guests of Governor Vardaman. A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1906. been received with pleasure through out the country. The duchess of Fife is one of the most unassuming young ladies in her father's realm and one of the most popular members of the roy al family. She lives her own quiet life either in London, or among the Braemer hills, where she goes about doing her errands like any crofter's wife, and is always quite out of the social whirl so engrossing to the rest of the royal family. Two little girls, of whom she Is the proud mother, and the duke, whom she married for love, adore this model of a princess, and may always be seen by her side. The duke and duchess always spend a few weeks in summer at Duff house, which is a passably good copy of the Bor ghese palace in Rome, and contains some fine pictures and many Interest ing associations with Byron, who spent there a godd deal of his boy hood. To the duchess, however, who is a most enthusiastic angler, the chief attraction of Duff house is the river Deveron which flows through the park, and in which she has killed many a good salmon. MHKEir That Is What Ritter, Alleged Blackmailer, Thought He Should Have. Associated Press to The EVCBIBB Tlmea. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 21.—Sweeney has made a statement to Circuit At torney Sager concerning the attempt ed blackmail charge against W. H. Ritter, in which he declared Ritter had told him that he (Ritter) had spent $15,000 in keeping out of the way of the courts in order to avoid testifying in the Snyder bribery case and thought he should be "re-imbursed" as he said others had been for services to Snyder. Sweeney told of a meeting with Fred Suthoff and .former delegate Louis Dickmann, also witnesses in the case, in Uthoff's saloon in Denver, and of Uthoff's remark that he intended to stay away from St. Louis. At this conference he said Dickmann and Suthoff told him of Judge Rey nolds declaration at the former trial that, if the necessary witnesses were not in court for the trial which was called last Tuesday, the case would be dismissed. At another time, he said, he saw Ritter, heard his declara tion about his expenditures in Syn der's behalf, and advised Ritter to go to St. Louis and testify against Sny der. Ritter, it is stated, will be taken be fore the grand jury at once. $ $ t» THE WEATHER. S North Dakota—Gene rally fair 3- tonight and Saturday. Sir Thos. Upton Coming rectly up to the New York Yacht club It is said that Sir Thomas is pre pared to make two propositions re garding a challenge and is willing to carry out either. In the first place he is willing to challenge under the pres net rule of measurement and if the challenge is accepted will build a new yacht. Another proposition that it is understood that Sir Thomas will pre sent is to race with Shamrock II. un der the new rules. The deed of gift states that a beaten boat cannot race again for the cup until two years have elapsed. Shamrock was beaten three Big Touring Car Wrecked In France and One Reported Dead. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 21.—In the wreck of Charles Schwab's automo bile at St. Martin de Croix. France. J. C. Schmidlapp. president of the United States Savings and Trust Co., in this city, was injured and hts daughter, Charlotte, killed, according to a cablegram received in this city. Mr. Schmidlapp, who is widely known in financial circles, throughout the country, was touring France with his daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Leeault in an automobile belonging to Charles Schwab, former president of the U. S. Steel company. CORPSE STOOD ALONE. Were In the Watohtower— Hundreds Placed in Great Peril. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Cleveland, Ohio. Sept. 20.—With a corpse In the watchtower, the St. Clair avenue crossing of the C. and P. rail road was left unguarded for four hours early this morning. Crowded street cars bumped over the tracks every few minutes, the pas sengers ignorant of the clanger. Freight trains and yard engines pass ed back and forth, and in all that time the gates were not lowered once was not until S a. m. that the reason was discovered. Joseph Frable. the watchman, had been dead at his post, his right hand on the lever controlling the gates, his head on his arm. WORSE REPORTS. Associated Press Cable to The Evealac Times. London, Sept. 21.—Sir M^tthe Nath an, governor of Hong Kong, has sent the following cablegram to the colon ial office: "There is strong evidence that Bish op Hoare of Hong Kong, was drowned. The loss of life among the Chinese probably will amount to several thou sand." Tacoma Wash., Suffers From Visitation of a Fire Which Caused Loss of Probably Three Lives and Destruction of Property Worth $150,000. mm MMV WERE LICKED OP DY FUMES Railway Warehouse, Livery Barn and Seventy-Five Horses Were Burned. Associated Press Cable to The Evealac Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 21.—Fire, which burned with terrific rapidity, destroyed property last night valued approximately at $150,000. As a re sult, one woman is believed to have lost her life, while two men are un accounted for. The property laid waste by the flames includes the Tacoma Eastern railroad depot and the freight ware house and four freight cars, Puyallup avenue bridge, a large livery stable building, a saloon, a restaurant and three dwelling houses. In the livery stable were over 150 horses, many of them of blooded stock. Less than half a dozen escaped. The woman believed to have lost her life is Mrs. Peterson, wife of the restaurant keeper. CHURCH IS 35 TEARS OLD. Valley City Congregationalism to Cele brate Through Four Days. Valley City, N. D., Sept. 21.—The Congregational church society is now holding a four-days' celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary. There will be addresses by charter members and the pastors of the other local churches. Sunday morning there will be a rally of the church and Sunday school mem bers. On Sunday evening Dr. W. W. Newell of Chicago, secretary of the Congregational Building society, will deliver an address. The fall term will begin at the state normal next Tuesday, Sept. 25. Reg- years ago and is again eligible as a challenger. Under the new rules Shamrock III. would fare very well, while Reliance would be severely handicapped, having to allow some thing like fifteen minutes over the cup course. This she would be unable to do and Constitution would be more available under the circumstances. This fact would probably cause a hitch in the negotiations as many members of the New York club object to any conditions that will bar Reli ance, desiring to see her once more the cup's defender. Big Storm Damaged Buildings and Crops Near Spring field Last Night. AxNoolated Press Table to The Evening Springfield, Minn.. Sept. 21.—Eleven buildings were destroyed or damaged by a tornado which passed over this section late yesterday doing about $4,000 damage. No lives were lost. Many trees were uprooted and grain in the path of the storm was swept away like so much paper. LEISHMAN REFUSED. Sultan of Turkey Had Tired Feeling and Wouldn't See the American Minister. Associated Press Cable to The Evealac Tlmea. Constantinople, Sept. 21—The fact that Sultan today received three other ambassadors to whom audiences were promised before the recent illness of his majesty, is the reason given for the postponement of the promised audience with John G. Leishman, the American ambassador. It is explained that it would inadvisable to expose the the Sultan to over fatigue. HILL ON THE GRIDIRON. St. Paul, Sept. 21.—Much Interest is It manifested In the Hastings coal rate case, which came up for hearing be fore the railroad commission today, .lames .1. Hill lias been summoned to appear before the commission and tell about his Great Northern road, his Northern Minnesota iron mines .and their relation to the new federal law governing railroads. The question at issue is whether the new law is vio lated by the personal holdings of Mr. Hill in iron properties and at the same time in a controlling interest in the Great Northern, which hauls ore from the mines.? The question is practically the same as that involved in the case of the coal carrying roads of Pennsyl vania, and which was decided ad versely to the railroads. istration will begin on the preceding day. Tuesday morning the school will be formally opened by an address by Rev. Frank K. Sanders, D. D., of Boston, once Dean of the Yale univer. slty, and now known as a noted Bible interpreter and secretary of the Con gregational Sunday school society. MURDERED MAN BURIED. Body of Edward .Corbett Is Laid to Rest Among Kindred. Special to The Eveniaz Times. Minneapolis, Sept. 21.—The body of Edward J. Corbett, who was stabbed and killed at Cooperstown, N. D., early Sunday, arrived In Minneapolis yes terday and was taken to the undertak ing rooms of Amor & Co., on Second avenue S. The funeral took place to day. Friends of Corbett say that he was on his way home with a friend when they met a stranger. The stranger at tacked Corbett's friend and when Cor bett Interfered he was stabbed to death. His assailant Is now locked up at Cooperstown. Corbett is survived by his father, two brothers and a sister. MORTALITY 10,000. Hong Kong, Sept. 21.—An en. tire fleet of 600 fishing junks were lost in the typhoon.. This increases the mortality to 10,000 persons. $• $• $. Collision of Work Train on the Northwestern Road Kills Three. AxMOclated Press to The Evealag Times. Shawano, Wis., Sept. 21.—Last night at Pulaski, 20 miles southeast of here, on the new line of the Northwestern road, a work train ran into a work men's sleeping car, killing Ed. Ware and George Madden of Pittsburg, and injuring fourteen other laborers. The injured were taken to Clintonville. The engineer and fireman escaped un injured. ASKS $2^00 FOR TOE Clay County Woman Sues City of Fargo For Damages For Injuries. Special to The Evening Times. Fargo, Sept. 21.—Mrs. Augusta Braatz, a lady residing near Moorhead, Minn., today announced her Intention of bringing suit against the city of Far go for the sum of $2,000 for injur ies claimed to have received on the 20th day of August last. She says she was walking along Front street on the day mentioned, and that when near the corner of Eleventh street, a bicyclist, unlawfully riding on the sidewalk, whistled for her to get out of the way, and that in stepping off the walk she received a broken ankle and broken big toe from which she has suffered much since. SPANISH CRISIS IS OYER. Associated Press to The Bvealag Tlmea. Madrid, Sept. 21.—The threatened cabinet crisis is regarded as virtually over, although the exact nature of the disciplinary action which .the govern ment will take against the bishop of Tuy for his pastoral letter denying the civil marriage law has not been announced. It is evident that the Liberal faction of the cabinet, headed by Count Romanones, minister of jus tice has been victorious. The assembling of the Cortes has been fixed for Oct. 20 to 22. IS PRICE J0 HIGH? Count Would Delay the De Castellane Divorce Trial, If Possible. Associated Press Cable to The Evening Times. Munich, Sept. 21.—The Royal Bavar ian mint was robbed yesterday even ing, a sum equal to $23,000 in newly coined ten mark pieces. The thieves got into the mint by creeping through a dry underground canal, which had been opened for cleaning. The Evening Tines Stands tor North Dakota Interests at all limes and tnder all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS A TJmesed BISMARCK'S FIRST DEATH RECALLED BY A "FIND Bismarck, N. D., Sept. 21.—The Tri bune of yesterday has the following "story" of interest to old timers: Mon day afternoon as a trench for the wa ter pipe connection to the new homes of Messrs. Hardy and Dunham were being laid on Braeside hill the work men uncovered a coffin which lay four feet from the surface and was In fair ly good condition. The coffin was or dered taken up by Commissioner Grambs and inside was found the re mains of what appeared to be a col ored man, judging from the black kinky hair on the skull. Nothing re mained but the skull and bones, which were ordered burled In the cemetery. E Indications Reported Today Are That Secretary Taft Will Not Be Able To Settle the Cuban Difficulty With out American Intervention. HOaS REPORTED FIRIR6 Oil tMT MARIETTA Taft and Roosevelt In Con stant Communication— Conditions Worse. JJA P"*m CaW® Tke Evenia* Havana. Sept. 21.—La Discush ion publishes a dispatch from Cfenfaegros today saying that the blue jackets from the American ..gunboat Marietta, who were gar risoning the Soledad sugat estate, have been fired on by rebels. The Americans returned the fire and the rebels fled. Havana, Sept. 21.—A crisis in the attempts of the American mediators to settle the Cuban quarrel appears to be approaching. The Indications today seem to be that Secretary Taft will not be able to settle the difficulty without definite and real American intervention. Secretary Taft was uncommunica tive today, but it Is known that he has been In frequent communication with President Roosevelt, and reported conditions here to be far worse than he had supposed. Foes Irreconcilable. Washington, D. C., Sept. 21.—Ad vices from Havana today only confirm the feeling which has been enter tained here that the differences be tween the government of Cuba and the insurgent forces are irreconcilable, and that even if the president's com missioners should succeed in accom plishing any arrangement for a set tlement of difficulties in Cuba, it could only be temporary and that the crisis must necessarily result sooner or later. Intervention, therefore, by the United States is likely to occur at any moment. The officials of the war, state and navy departments, when shown the Havana bulletin telling of the impend ing crisis, would not admit the re ceipt of any confirmatory advices, but it is known definitely that the govern ment officials here entertain the view as herein stated. It was said today that in case of intervention, one of the first acts of the United States would be the adoption of a policy of reconcentration, but without the hor rors attending the similar policy of General Weyler. Trouble On Isle of Pines. Havana, Sept. 21.—In view of com plaints from American residents of the Isle of Pines the government has prohibited further search of Ameri can homes there or other molestation. It has developed that the Americans on the Isle of Pines were approached by the insurgents and asked to co operate to the extent of not resisting a landing by the insurgents and their use of the island as a base of sup plies. This the Americans refused, and they declare It Is especially un just to disarm them and invade their homes in a high handed manner. Consul-general Steinhart has pre sented the matter to the government with the result that no further Inter ferences with Isle of Pines Americans will be permitted. The remains were found on the corner of Rosser and First streets on a lot owned by C. B. Little. When told of the find Geneal E. A. Williams recalled the fact that a col ored man named Wesley Fields was burled at about that place in the fall of 1872. Fields came to the town of Edwinton, which was the first name the future city of Bismarck had, from Yankton with a grading outfit of Bur leigh and Keith, of which outfit he was the cook. Fields died suddenly in a barber shop which stood where the Fair store now stands. He was a very decent fellow and was given the best burial possible in those days, his being the first death in the camp.