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The Evening Times plays no favorites.
It is the People's Paper from start
to Walsh. 'i"
VOL. 1, NO. 233.
Two Great Camps Forming,
One Favoring Another Trial
at Self-Government For the
Cubans, the Other Insisting
Upon Annexation by U. S.
Was No "Backing and Fill
ing" as Alleged By Some
By E. C. Snyder.
Washington. D. C.. Oct. 8.—Two
great camps are in process of forma
tion over present conditions in Cuba.
One cainp, represented by the presi
dent and his political advisorB are
in favor of giving the Cubans another
trial to govern themselves. The other
camp, represented by almost as .pow
erful a combination is persistent in
maintaining that now is the time to
take over the island and forever re
move the intricate problems of state
«raft which must necessarily grow out
of the continued position of Cuba as a
republic. Throughout all the difficul
ties leading up to American interven
tion and the declaration of Secretary
Taft that intervention was but tem
porary pending an agreement amongst
the several political factions in Cuba
to get together on some common basis
President Roosevelt has maintained
his position that intervention was only
temporary. That under the Piatt
amendment the American nation had
no other alternative than to intervene
pending a permanent peace between
contending interests in the island.
But on the other hand Senator Elk
ins, Senator Beveridge and other lead
ing statesmen are openly asserting
that the temporary intervention on tho
part of the United States will become
permanent and that it is the duty of
the American government to aid in
hoisting the stars and stripes over the
island and to keep old glory flying in
the breeze.
No one doubts here the president's
manifest desire to make our interven
tion in the affairs of Cuba but a mat
ter of a few months and yet private
advices from the island would seem
to indicate that there is a powerful
party in the Gem of the Antilles for
annexation, and that party has already
begun a propoganda looking to an
nexation. In a talk had with a charge
de-affaires of a Latin republic, not a
Associated Press to Tke Evening Time*.
Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 8.—While
-Oscar Herold was ging home from a
whist party last night, he saw a man
standing by a tree near the corner of
Tenth and streets. Herold says he
stopped and asked the man what he
was doing there. Getting no answer
Herold drew a revolver and fired
twice at the man, who did not move.
The man pitched forward on his face,
4,596 TRIALS
Annual Report of G. B. Davis,
Judge Advocate General
of the U. S. A.
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Washington, Oct. 8.—During the last
fiscal year, according to the annual
report of Gen. George E. Davis, judge
advocate general of the army, issued
today, 4,596 trials by general court
martial were held. Fifty of these
trials were of commissioned officers,
forty-two of whom were convicted and
eight acquitted. Fourteen officers wee
dismissed by sentence. In four cases
the sentences were commuted to loss
of rank in two cases resignations "for
the good of the service" were accepted
in lieu of confirming the sentences,
and in one case the sentence was dis
About fifty per cent of the enlisted
men convicted by general court mar
tial received sentences involving dis
honorable discharge.
The trial by general court martial
thousand miles away front Cuba, he
stated to your correspondent that the
results in Cuba would be far-reaching
in the administration of affairs of the
several South American republics and
that intervention on th ^part of the
United States in the affairs of Cuba
could not help but be advantageous to
a better understanding of popular gov
ernment than had not intervention
taken place in Cuba. Panama occu
pies very much the self-same relation
to the United States as Cuba. It has,
however, this one advantage over
Cuba, that there are six thousand
Americans employed on the Panama
canal and live in the canal zone, which
politicians regard as a decided help
towards studying the Panamanian re
public. While it is true Governor
Magoon was sent as a special commis
sioner to supervise the election in
Panama his report confirms the prop
osition that the Panamanian is begin
ning to realize the difference between
Latin politics and those of the United
States and he is striving with all his
power to reach a higher standard of
government than is usually associated
with Latin-American countries.
From a thoroughly reliable source
your correspondent learned that im
mediately after the crisis was reached
in Cuba the president had in mind
Governor Charles E. Magoon as pro
visional governor of the island to suc
ceed Secretary Taft whose presence in
Washington is greatly needed. In this
the president had the warm and earn
est support of Secretary Root, who
while a steadfast friend of Governor
Magoon recognized in the Nebraskan
the essential qualities neede.d in bring
ing the Cuban people to a more perfect
understanding of the American both
officially and socially. Governor Ma
goon came from Panama with the un
derstanding that he was destined to
the Philippines as vice governor of
those islands. Rumor, however, had
preceded the arrival of Governor Ma
goon in Washington that he was to be
thrown into the Cuban breach there
to remain as provisional governor un
til another election for president
could be had. But when Governor
Magoon had his first talk with the
president in conjunction with Secre
tary Root, the chief executive and his
secretary of state agreed that Secre
tary Taft had gone too far in his prom
ises to make Beekman Winthrop. pres
ent governor of Porto Rico, provisional
governor of Cuba, and that the pro
gram as originally made up for Gov
ernor Magoon should go on.
During Wednesday, however, there
was considerable cable communica
tions between the White House and
the palace in Havana over successor
to Secretary Taft, who after ascer
taining what the impressions of the
president and Secretary Root were,
agreed that Governor Magoon was the
right man for the place and that Gov
ernor Winthrop, who has made a
(Continued on pag« 2.)
with a bullet in his forehead. He died
two hours later in the receiving hos
The dead man was Charles W.
Theiss, who was head clerk in the
Postal Telegraph company's office in
this city.. It is said he had over-in
dulged in liquor and it is believed he
wandered out of his way. Herold gave
himself up to the police and was re
leased on $10,000 bail.
Practically All Cuban Insurg
ents Have Had Their
Weapons Taken.
Associated Preaa Cable to The Evening
Havana, Oct. 8.—The cruiser Brook
lyn this morning landed 350 marines,
who went to Camp Columbia.
The batleships Kentucky and In
diana will sail this afternoon for New
England waters. No further reports
of trouble in any part of the island
have been received. The disarming of
insurgents is practically complete with
the exception of small isolated bands,
who will be disarmed by the rural
during the year showed a decrease of
204 as compared with the previous
year. Many of the men tried were
charged with unlawfully selling cloth
ing or accouterments issued by the
government. The practice of selling
clothing Issued to enlisted men. the
report says, continues to exist, in
spite of all efforts looking to its sup
pression. The clothing so disposed of
represents a considerable sum and the
offenders, both those who sell the
clothing and those who buy it, have
been prosecuted vigorously.
Associated Preaa to The ISvenlnic Time*.
Ottawa, Oct. 8.—Much interest at
taches to the conference begun here
today by the provincial premiers and
representatives of the federal govern
ment. The conference is holding its
sittings in the railway committee room
of the senate, where the representa
tives of the several provinces were
.formally greeted at the opening today
by Sir Wilfrid Laurier on behalf of
the dominion.
While the invitation to the confer
ence mentions only rearrangement or
the provincial subsidies as a matter
for discussion, there is nothing to
prevent other subjects from being
brought forward. There is considera
ble speculation as to what will be in
cluded in the list of other questions
to be considered. Among those most
likely to receive attention is the ques
tion of agreeing to making no further
reductions in the representation of
Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick. Then there is
the question of apportioning the sec
tion of the Northwest Territory about
Hudson and James bays, between On
tario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan so
as to give each of these provinces ac
cess to salt water.
There is also the question of juris
diction of the fisheries and the action
of Prince Edward Island and Quebec
in taxing commercial travelers from
other provinces and countries. The
preservation of Niagara Falls and the
regulation by the Province of On
tario of companies incorporated and
given authority by the dominion to
do business throughout Canada are
two other matters which are likely to
be discussed.
Machette Fight at Guines Did
Not Result Fatally For
Associated Preaa Cable to The Evening
Havana, Oct. 8.—Reports re
ceived by the provisional govertjment
show that the pacification of Cuba is
practically complete, with the excep
tion of the province of Santa Clara,
where matters are rapidly nearing
settlement. The only trouble now
know to exsist is at Alquizar, province
of Havana, where the liberals and
moderates are about equally divided
and irritation has been caused by the
reinstatement of the liberal mayor.
The disquieting condition at Alquizar,
however, has been caused by the exu
berance of the more reckless of the
disbanded insurgents, and it is believed
that thirty rural guards there will be
able to keep peace. The disturbance
at Guines was suppressed last night.
The disorderly former insurgents left
town and the marines sent there report
that the liberals celebration of their
victory passed off without any further
disorder. None of the men cut with
machettes was seriously injured.
Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Timea.
Chicago, III., Oct. 8.—The thirteenth
annual convention of the National As
sociation of Agricultural Implement
and Vehicle Manufacturers will begin
its sessions in Chicago tomorrow.
Preliminary to the meeting the exe
cutive committee met today. H. E.
Miles of Racine, Wis., is chairman of
it, and C. F. Huhlein of Louisville, the
president of the national body. The
membership extends from Rhode Is
land to California, though the largest
proportion are in the states of the
central west. They represent an ag
gregate annual production exceeding
$400,000,000. The object of the asso
ciation is to secure national and state
legislation advancing agricultural in
terests, and to secure proper freight
classification. The convention will
close with a banquet Thursday night.
Strong Box of Wrecked Steam
er Serio, Found To Be
Entirely Empty.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening
Paris, Oct. 8.—Echo De Paris today
published a dispatch from Cartagena,
Spain, announcing that a sensation
had been caused there by the discovery
that the strong box of the Italian
steamer Sirio, wrecked in August last
on Romigas island, with a loss of
about 150 lives, although found to be
hermetically sealed, was empty, rais
ing the presumption of complicity of
the crew in the wreck.
"A man surprised is half-beaten,"
and your daily advertisements should
be surprises to your competitors In
By K. c» Snyder.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 8.—The sec
retary of the interior has executed a
contract with the De'OIior Engineering
company of Philadelphia for furnish
ing and installing pumping machinery
for the Buford-Trenton irrigation pro
ject, North Dakota.
The contract calls for the installa
tion of three transformers of 300 kilo
watt capacity, and eight motor driven
pumping units of capacities of 16 and
30 cubic feet per second under heads
of 50 and 33 feet respectively, with
necessary electrical apparatus and
water pipes, in pumping stations near
Buford, N. D. The O'Oller Engineering
company will receive $10,830 for the
Now that the contract is let and the
exact dimensions of the machinery are
known, the engineers will determine
on the design of the floating barge in
Newfoundlanders Denounce
Modus Vivendi Just Sio-ned
By Great Britain and the
United States as a One-Sided
Bargain For Latter Country.
Islanders Threatened To Carry
Out Foreign Fishing Act
of 1905.
Associated Press Cable to The Evening
London, Oct. 8.—Following tho lead
of tho Newfoundland newspapers
whose opinions on the modus vivendi
have been cabled here, the evening
papers here today denounce the agree
ment as a "one sided bargain" between
the United States and Great Britain.
The latter, however, it is pointed out
here, made every effort to secure the
colony's consent to an equitab.'e ar
rangement. Great Britain was ready
a fortnight ago to conclude the agree
ment assigned, believing it to be fair
est, but waited until the last moment
for Newfoundland to accept the set
tlement, which was considered neces
sary in order to prevent trouble on
the fishing grounds.
As to the threat of Newfoundland
papers that the colony will carry out
the provisions of the foreign fishing
act of 1905, it is pointed out that the
agreement stipulates that ihe act shall
not be enforced this season, and it is
not believed that the bait act can in
terfere with the fishing.
When Newfoundland objected to
purse seining, the United States pro
posed as an alternative to allow Amer
ican boats to take on crews within
the three mile limit, but again New
foundland objected, and Great Britain,
finding it imppssible to satisfy the
demands of Newfoundland, agreed to
the modus vivendi as now signed.
Tomah, Wis., Oct. 8.—In observance
of the forty-fourth anniversary of the
battle of Perryville, in which engage
ment they played a conspicuous part,
the surviving veterans of the Tenth
Wisconsin volunteers are rounding up
here today for a three'days' reunion.
It is proposed that the survivors shall
contribute written recollections of the
battle, the contributions to be filed
with the Wisconsin State Historical
Prominent Clergyman Died at Midnight
of Uraemic Poisoning.
Xenia, O., Oct. 8.—Bishop Win. Ben
jamin Arnett of the African-American
Methodist Episcopal church died of
uraemic poisoning at midnight last
night at Wilberforce university. He
was a native of Pennsylvania and has
been bishop since 1SS8. He was a
member of the legislature in 1S86-S7
and was chaplain of the National re
publican convention at St. Louis in
Associated Press Cable to The Kvrnlng
Kazan, Russia, Oct. 8.—Two bombs
were thrown today at Vice Governor
Kobeto, but he was only slightly in
jured. The would-be assassin escaped.
Writ of Error Denied Mrs.
Agnes Myers, the Con
victed. Murderess.
Associated Press to The fliventna Times.
Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. S.—Division
No. 2 of the Missouri supreme court
denied Mrs. Aggie Myers a writ of
error to the supremo court of the Unit
ed States. October 29 is the date set
for Mrs. Myers to be hanged at Liberty,
Mo., for the murder of her husbaud.
Her attorney may now appcil to one
of the judges of the L'nited States su
preme court for such a writ to appeal
the case to that court.
This newspaper will be a dull one
on the day—if that ever happens—
when the ads. in its columns contain
no genuine bargain offers. It will
never be a dull paper when they do!
Irrigation in Northwest
which the intake pumps are to be
mounted, and labor and material will
be secured for the construction of the
The water supply for this project
is from the Missouri river, the slight
gradient of which necessitates lifting
the water direct from the stream by
pumps. No long and expensive can il
system will be required. An abund
ance of lignite fuel exists in the vicin
ity, and it is proimsed to generate
power at the mines, and transmit it
electrically to the several pumping
stations for the Buford-Trenton and
Williston projects. The first pumps
will be placed on floating barges.
These will, of course, accommodate
themselves to c'.iauges not only in
water level, but to the shifting of the
stream, the water being conducted
from the pumps on the barges through
pipes with flexible joints, to the main
canal. Additional sub-station lifts
will be introduced wherever required.
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 8.—The in
terstate commerce commission today
began a hearing to construct rules for
the simplification of rate tariffs. Eight
propositions are involved in the con
templated action of the commission,
and they include the filing of joint
tariffs by the initial line the print
ing of the schedules of each initial
line as an independent document. the
filing with the commission by par
ticipating lines of general authority
to the initial line in their behalf of
all tariffs or all joint tariffs of a
special kind: the separation of class
and commodity rates: the filing of a
detailed Index showing all commodity
rates in effect so that each commodity
can be easily located limiting any
tariff to five supplements and any
classification to ten supplements, the
entire classification or tariff to be re
printed where there is any excess:
the observance of a uniform order
in the compilation of rates the pro
per specification in the tariff of the
initial line of all terminal charges
the absorption of switching or termin
al charges where it affects the total
cost to the shipper shall be stated
upon the tariff.
ANNoelatcd Press to The I'lvenluK Times.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 8.—The annual
dinner of the Republican club of Mass
achusetts, to be held tonight in Sym
phony hall, will mark the formal open
ing of the republican state campaign.
The announced speakers include Sen
ator Beveridge of Indiana. Congress
man Theodore E. Burton of Ohio, and
Congressman Charles Littlefield of
A Lynching In Arkansas and
Another In Prospect In
Aimocltited Preuft to The Evening TIIIICN*
Argenta, Ark., Oct. S.—Following the
exciting scenes of last night, when
Homer Blackwell, a negro who is al
leged to be implicated in the murder
of John D. Lindsay Saturday night,
was lynched, all is quiet here today.
Deputies are being armed for duty to
night. The officers are scouring tlia
country tor Collins and S»yies. ne
gioes chii'sed with i!ie Killing of Lind
And Ann her.
Charlotte, X. C.. Oct. 8.—The posfe
which was in pursuit of Oscar Gaddy.
a negro who murdered Superintendent
R. H. Eubanks at a railroad camp near
Lexington, N. C., yesterday, lost truck
of him last night a»d the bloodhounds
failed to pick up the seen!:. About 500
men were engaged in the chase. Ex
citement at Lexington was further in
creased today by the threats of an
other negro to kill Foreman Butler.
Butler and a posse chased the negro,
but he was captured by the sh irilf.
Associated Press to The Rvenlna Times,
Washington, Oct. 8.—The department
of justice has taken measures to en
force the eight-hour law, and instruc
tions have been sent to special agents
of the department in various parts
of the country to investigate as to
whether there have been any violations
of that law on the part of contractors
engaged in publicworks. As complaints
have been made of such violations by
the contractors employed in the im
provement of the Ohio river, special
instructions have been sent to the
special agents in the section to make
a thorough investigation, and any evi
dence collected will be placed in the
hands of the United States attorneys
for prosecution, if in their judgement
the facts warrant it.
New York Woman, Victim of
Insomnia, Takes "Hot"
Bath In Her Sleep.
Associated Press to The UvenlnK Times.
New York, Oct. 8.—Mrs. George H.
Jenks, GO years old, wife of a Chicago
physician, is in a serious condition at
St. Luke's hospital as the result of a
peculiar accident in her apartments
at the Waldorf-Astoria early today.
Mrs. Jenks, who had been staying at
the hotel with her husband for sev
eral days, has long been a victim of
insomnia, and it had been her custom
to take a hot bath immediately before
retiring. Sometime after midnight
Mrs. Jenks filled the bath In her suite
and plunged in. The water was almost
boiling, and she was terribly scalded
before her husband succeeded in re
moving her from the tub.
The secretary of the interior has ex
ecuted a contract with the Pacific
Coast Construction company of Port
land, Ore., for the construction and
completion of the Yellowstone dam and
accessory structures, lower Yellow
stone irrigation project, Montana and
North Dakota.
This dam is to be a rock-filled, tim
ber-cribbed structure, located about IS
miles northeast of Glendlve, Mont., for
the purpose of diverting the waters of
Yellowstone into a canal extending
about SO miles down the west side of
the river for the irrigation of 67,000
acres of land, two-thirds of which lie
in Montana.
The work involved requires about
500,000 feet of lumber, 700 piles, 1,600
sheet piles, 11,000 cubic yards of rock
filling and riprep, and SO tons of steel.
The contracting compauy will re
ceive $142,825 for its work, which ac
cording to the terms of the contract
must be completed February 1, 1!09.
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Washingtop, D. G\, Oct. 8.—With
fluttering flags and martial music, the
gates of the national capital were
thrown open today to greet the dele
gates and other visitors to the third
annual national reunion of the United
Spanish war veterans and the ladies'
auxiliary of that organization. The
early morning trains brought crowds
of visitors, and it was early seen that
the attendance would be of record
breaking proportions.
Nearly every section of the country
is well represented among the visi
tors. California sent a good sized
delegation and Colorado, Idaho, Mon
tana, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska,
Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Penn
sylvania, New York and various states
of the south are well represented. Af
ter a reception of delegates the vet
erans met in the armory and were
welcomed to the city by Commissioner
McFarland. Commander in Chief
Charles K. Miller of Cleveland, then
delivered his annual address, review
ing the organization's work of the
past year and speaking in congratu
latory tones of the progress made. A
business session followed, at which
reports of officers and committees
were submitted and other matters of
a routine character given attention.
The contest fcr a successor to Com
mander in Chief Miller becomes warm
er as the time for the election of offi
cers draws nearer. The department
of New York has indorsed Dr. Hamil
ton Ward of Buffalo as Its candidate.
Illinois. Wisconsin and other states
of the middle west are supporting the
candidacy of Gen. George M. Mouiton
of Chicago. Pennsylvania, New Jersey
and some of the New England states
have joined with the District of Col
umbia in urging the election of Fred
S. Hodgson of this city as commander
in chief.
Several cities are bidding for the
190" encampment and reunion, among
them New York city. Kansas City. Los
Angeles, Buffalo and Richmond.
Washington, D. C., Oct. S.—After the
summer recess the United States su
preme court reconvened today for the
October term. On account of the re
signation of Justice Brown and the
failure to fill his place there is one
vacant seat on the bench. The present
term promises to be an exceedingly
busy one as nearly 500 cases, many of
them of more than ordinary impor
tance, are on the docket.
No business beyond the admission
of new members of the bar was trans
acted today, in accordance with the
custom of devoting the first day's sit
ting to a call upon the president.
The justices doffed their official robes,
and. taking carriages, proceeded to the
White House, where they were pres
ented formally to President Roosevelt.
Associated Press to The Evening Times.
Toms River, N. J., Oct. S.—The trial
of Dr. Frank Brouwer. charged with
the murder of his wife, was on the
court calendar here today.
Mrs. Brouwer died in September,
1905, after an illness which was diag
nozed at first by her husband as
cholera morbus. Two trained nurses
called to attend Mrs. Brouwer, de
clared themselves dissatisfied with the
Rhode Island Factories Claim
There Is a Great Scarcity
of Help.
Associated Press to The Kvenliiit Times.
Providence, R. I., Oct. S.—Corn mill
agents in Rhode Island complain of a
scarcity of help in some departments
and assert that in this respect the in
crease of wages granted early last
summer did not have the beneficial re
sult hoped for.
The increase has not thus far drawn
back a sufficient number of those who
left the mills when wages were lower.
In some of the mills, at the present
time, more looms are stopped than has
been the case heretofore in the history
of the industry in this state.
Associated Press to The Evening Tlmea.
Chicago, Oct. 8.—Larger and more
representative than the initial show
held last year is the second annual
advertising show which opened in the
Coliseum today, to continue through
the week. As its name indicates the
exhibition is devoted to a display of
all kinds of advertising devices and
methods calculated to attract busi
ness. The exhibitors this year include
British, German and French houses,
as well as all the leading American
The Evening Times Stands for North
Dakota Interests at ail Times aai
Indcr ail Cirenmstanees.
mils SHE OF
Wm. A. Dowell, Veteran News
paper Man and City Editor
of the Minneapolis Tribune,
Shot and Instantly Killed
Sunday Afternoon.
Quirk Objected to Dowell's At
tentions To His Pretty
Associated Press to The Evening Time*
Minneapolis. Oct. 8.—William A.
Dowell, one of the veteral newspaper
men of the twin cities, and recently
appointed city editor of the Minne
apolis Tribune, was killed shortly
aftr 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by
John P. Quirk, a retired saloon keeper.
Dowell was shot through the right
temple, the ball penetrating the brain
and causing death a few hours later.
The shooting occurred at 901 Chicago
avenue, Quirk's residence, and was
the result of a long standing quarrel
between the two men ov»r Dowell's
attentions to Quirk's step-daughter,
Bessie Squires, an attractive girl of
twenty-three years.
Owing to Quirk"s extreme disap
proval of Dowell's attentions to Miss
Squires, the girl had left his residence
and was boarding with friends. Ac
companied by Dowell, she went to the
Quirk home yesterday afternoon to
call upon her mother. Quirk was home
and uew into a rage on seeing Dowell,
demanding of his step-daughter who
had Invited him. She replied that she
haj Quirk refused to let the mattef
drop and a violent quarrel followed.
The shooting occurred just as Dowell
and the girl were leaving the house.
Dowell was 50 years old and is sur
vived by a wife and a 14 year old
daughter who lives at Vinton, Iowa,
where Dowell's father lives.
treatment administered by Dr. Brou­
wer and withdrew from the case. An
other nurse was employed, and Dr.
H. M. Cate was called in consultation.
Dr. Cate retired from the case, but
later signed a death certificate, set
ting forth that Mrs. Brouwer died of
Bright's disease. An investigation
followed and traces of arsenic poison
and ground glass were found in the
woman's stomach.
Two Appeals For Trial at the
Term to Open In Wash
ington Tomorrow.
BY IS. C. Snyder.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 8.—The
docket of the supreme court of the
United States showg two cases from
North Dakota docketed for the coming
term which begins Tuesday, October
9th. Heath & Milligan Manufactur
ing Co., appellants, against J. W.
Worst, director, etc., E. B. Tolman
appearing for appellants. The Minne
apolis, St. Paul & Saulte Ste. Marie
Railway Co, plaintiff in error against
Thomas Daughty. Alfred H. Bright
appearing for plaintiffs in error. The
former case conies from circuit court
and tho latter from the supreme court
of North Dakota.

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