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ET®*'nJJ*!•»• 1 is.t,h® to ItlllBb. PU)B BO llTlfltM. People 8 Paper fran start VOL. 1, NO. 234 UIKE .Reports From Sault Ste Marie Note Great Danger to Navi gation—A Blinding Snow- Storm Sweeps Waters With a Fifty Mile an Hour Gale. OF STEMER WESTON HFIKEJO BE IMPERILED Passenger Boats Had Hard Time of It Last Night on Lake Erie. ..Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea, Detroit, Mich., Oct. 9 Re ports from Sault Ste Marie to day say that the Lake Superior country is being swept by a northwest gale and snow storm and that navigation is both dif ficult and dangerous, owing to AmndaM Preaa Cable to The Evening Tlmea. Paris, Oct. 9.—A dispatch to „the Petit Parisien from Constantinople de clares that the re&l secret of the re cent illness of the sultan of Turkey was that he was shot in the abdomen by a Kurdish woman who was jealous of his latest favorite in the harem, a ROASTS UEES Brig. Gen. McCaskey Finds Conditions Bad In Texas Military. \a*oclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea, Washington, Oct. 9.—Strong com plaint against the absence from their -commands of company officers is made by Brig. Gen. William S. McCaskey, commanding the department of Texas, in his annual report. He says the situation in that respect is get ting worse and he believes that if more officers of the grade of captain were present with their companies, contentment among enlisted men would exist and fewer desertions would occur. He also recommends 20 per cent increase in the pay of officers and enlisted men and a cor responding increase of the allowance for quarters. The abandonment of the present system of division com mands in favor of the old system of -departmental commands would result in an improvement In administration In the opinion of Gen. McCaskey. Be •cause 23% per cent of the total num ber of desertions in the department was in men of their first year of en listment, the military secretary, Ma]. Finley, recommends that first enlist ments be made for one year only the .second for two years, and all suc ceeding enlistments for three years. MURDERER RETURNS AFTER HIDING EIGHTEEN YEARS Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening Tlmea. Dublin, Oct. 9.—The police barracks at Markefhill, County Armagh, has Just been the scene of a startling in cident which recalls one of the most remarkable crimes in Irish history for the past 20 years. In the early part of 1888 a man named William Thompson was convicted of the. murder of his brother-in-law and sentenced to death. He was respited and sent to penal servitude for life. The man after wards developed insanity, and was re moved to a lunatic asylum near Dub lin. From that institution he escaped a few months later, and although the whole country was scoured no trace of him ever was found. The tragedy occurred on March 2, -eighteen years ago in the little church of Knocknamuckley, which is prettily situated on the borders of counties Down and Armagh. There was the usual bustle and excitement which heralds an Irish village wedding where the parties are well known and popu lar. The groom, Thomas Thompson, was being married for the second time, his first wife being a sister of William Thompson, the escaped convict. Just mm snow. Steamers coming up from Lake Erie report that last night's storm was very severe. The passenger steamer, "West ern States," arrived two and a half hours late from Buffalo and reported a terrific battle all the way across the lake with a fifty mile gale. The steamer "A. Weston," bound down with lumber, and towing a barge, was forced to tie up here last night by the re fusal of the crew to continue working, if the captain passed Detroit. The boat was tied up here for repairs. Hancock, Mich., Oct Bnt two members of the crew of the barge Pasadena were lost when that ?e«. sel was wrecked last, night* instead of three, as first reported. They were: Fred Campbell, ship car penter, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Oscar Hough, sailor. The tat struck the east break water in a 00-mile gale and has gone to pieces. The captain and six of the crew reached shore safely. SHOT THE SULTAN OF beautiful Circassian girl. According to the story, the bullet was extracted by a German physician, the sultan go ing under the operation without taking chloroform, and displaying great nerve. The report given out at the time was that the sultan was suffer ing from cancer. His life was said to be very much in danger. ON TRIAL Standard Oil Conspiracy Case Up For Trial at Findlay, Ohio. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Findlay, O., Oct. 9.—The Standard Oil company of Ohio was put on trial here today charged with conspiracy against trade in violation of the state anti-trust laws. John D. Rockefeller was originally a party to the suit, but was granted a separata trial, the date of which will depend on the success of the state in the present proceedings. It is said Rockefeller will not be a witness and will not attend the trial. NO MATERIAL CHANGE. Washington, Oct. 9. Chairman Shonts of the isthmian canal commis sion announced today that the pro posed plan of having the canal con structed by contract will not affect the personnel oi the canal commis sion nor the clerical force. He also states that laborers and employes, or all sorts on the canal will be retained by the successful contractor. Shonts is engaged in preparing a statement setting forth the conditions and rea sons for deciding upon the contract system. This statement, together with copies of the proposed contract, will be made public as soon as completed. before the time fixed for the ceremony William appeared in the church, and took a seat in a pew near the altar. A few moments later the wedding par ty, consisting of the bride and bride groom and attendants, proceeded up the aisle. As the bridegroom passed the pew in which his brother-in-law was sitting the latter, to everybody's horror, drew a revolver, and, present ing it within a few inches of the hap less groom, fired. The wounded man fell into the arms of his bride, his blood coloring her wedding gown and forming a pool on the floor of the church. Although every effort was made to save his life he died the fol lowing day. His last words were wordB of forgiveness for his mufderer. Thompson exhibited the most perfect composure during the trial for. mur der. Within a year after his convic tion he escaped from the asylum in which he was confined, and most ex haustive search disclosed no trace of his whereabouts, until the past week, eighteen years after the commission of the crime, he strolled into the police barracks and surrendered himself. He was apparently perfectly sane and his only explanation of his long Absence was that he had been in America. COUNTRY X.P. SURVEYORS NEAR WIMJSTON Three Crows of N. P. Surveyors A p. preaching Are Working Near Stroud. Anoclafrd Pram to Tie Rvraloi Tlmea. Williston, N .D., Oct. 8.—There are three large crews of Northern Pacific surveyors at work on the south side of the river surveying for an N. P. extension and the head crew is now near Stroud and not over twenty miles from Williston. In the head crew are twenty men and they are followed by two other crews, one doing locating and the other driving stakes. No defi nite information has been given out as to whether the N. P. will cross the river and come here or not but a sur vey was made last year for a crossing a few miles below here and the sur veyors at that time claimed It was the best crossing that could be found ou the river between here and St. Louis. TROOPS STILL MOVING. Aawrlated Prem to The Evening Tlmea. Newport News, Va., Oct. 9.—The transport Niagara sailed from here Monday with the first battalion of the 28th Infantry on board. The Monte rey also sailed with the Seventeenth infantry and hospital corps. By to morrow night it is expected all the troops will be here. Eight transports are now in port and two have sailed. SENATOR PLATT SOON TO RESIGN. Reported Domestic Troubles Are Shattering His Health. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, Oct. 9.—It is reported here on authority very close to Senator Thomas C. Piatt of New York that he will shortly tender his resignation as United States senator, giving as his reason failing health. Recent dis closures of his unbappy domestic re lations have so worried him that his friends express alarm at his physical condition. A TIMELY RESCUE. Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Kvea'ing New Haven, Conn., Oct. 9.—Captain Lohems and a crew of five men were brought here yesterday on the yacht Aloha, after clinging to the side of the capsized schooner. Oceanic, for fourteen hours. The Oceanic, which overturned 12 miles west of this port, was in tow of the Aloha. HART A SUICIDE. Aaaoelnted Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Stamford, Conn., Oct. 9.—Nathaniel R. Hart, a prominent lawyer, was found dead in his office today, having shot himself sometime during the night. Hart formerly was assistant United States district attorney and was about 55 years old. McGUIRE NOMINATED. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 9.—The demo crats of the 39th congressional district yesterday nominated Jas. K. McGuire for congress. The Chicago players have an addi tional incentive to win the world's championship series this fall, and get the $1,000 or so due the winner. All' the members of the team except Evers and Schulte are married, and the $1,000 would come in handy for coal bills during the cold winter. THE WEATHER. North Dakota Fair tonight and Wednesday. Warmer Wed nesday and in west portions to night. MRS. JEFF DAVIS ILL. Colorado Springs, Colo.. Oct. 9.— Mrs. J. A. Hayes left Colorado Springs last night for New York City, called by the announcement of the serious Illness of her mother, Mrs. Jefferson Davis, widow of the president of the Confederate States. ALL QUIET. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Breilng Tlmea. Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 9.—Buckingham is in possession of the military this morning and all is quiet after the con flict of yesterday. The inquest on the dead started today. No further trouble is expected. FOUND ARSENIC. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Toms River, N. J., Oct. 9.—In the trial of Dr. Brouwer, charged with the murder of his wife. Prof. Genth of Philadelphia, a chemist, testified that he found traces of arsenic In the liver taken from the woman's body and ground glass in the intestines. Two More Boats Ashore on Lake Superior—Crew May Be Lost. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Hancock, Mich., Oct. 9.—The barges Wayne and Foster were cut adrift during last night's gale by the steamer Bart, and today are on the shore of Lake Superior, fourteen miles above the Portage ship canal. Noth ing is known of the fourteen men who were on the two boats. A life saving crew has gone to the wrecks. A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1906 FARGEIJim Long Island Farmer Provides an Illustration Tending to Prove Distribution of Seeds by Congress Is Partial—Not "New, Rare and Valuable." FARMER MADE BOW OF 10,000 PACKAGES Big Fight To Be Made at Next Session of Congress on Free Seed. By E. C. Snyder. Washington, D. C., Oct. 9.—The con gressional farce of "free seed" dis tribution received a beautiful illus tration a few days ago on Long Island. One of the farmers on Long Island had received packages of the free seeds until the accumulation took up about all his storage space. He had on hand more than ten thousand such packages, and having no use for them, for being a progressive and up-to-date farmer he planted only the latest and most improved varieties of seed, he concluded to make an auto de fe and burn the seeds in memory of a gen erous government that will persist, despite all protests, in sending out such little tokens of its esteem. He made a bon fire, and was having a very happy time of it. when one of his neighbors happened along, and asked what he was doing. Being in formed that he was burning his sup ply of the congressional free seeds, he asked why they were being burned. "Because they are worthless." was the reply. "I will agree with you there," said the neighbor, but they might be put to a good use. What will you take for them?" He was told he could have all he could carry away for a half a dollar. The money was paid and a bushel bag filled with the re maining packages. The purchaser happened to know that an anti-free seed crusade was on, and he at once realized the seeds saved from the burning would make an excellent object lesson for con gress, so he took them to the head quarters of the anti-agitators, and they will now be one of the exhibits before congress. The seeds were not being destroyed because they were old, or worm-eaten, as once was the case, but because newer and improved varieties could readily be iliad, and be cause they were of the commonest va rieties. many of them having been discarded years ago by progressive seed dealers?, and the only place where they are obtainable is the department of agriculture, which sends them out as "new, rare and valuable" seeds. To determine just how new" these seeds were, which had been rescue,, from the flames, some seed dealeit examined their catalogues, with inter esting results. It was found that one variety of parsnip, two of lettuce, three of turnip, one of tomato, one of onion and two of radish seed had been catalogued by a New York firm in 1878. One lettuce, one tomato and one muskmelon came into use in 1884. Five other varieties of lettuce were introduced between 1875 and 1890. The newest variety of seed was an onion introduced by a Philadelphia firm in 1899, while the oldest was traced back thirty years and no one knows when it was first presented. In view of these facts, which will be presented to congress, it is scarcely possible that congress will continue the fiction that it is sending out "new, rare and valuable" seed, even if it continues the distribution in the face of the ridicule heaped upon it by the dally and agricultural press, and the condemnation expressed by the farm ers and their organizations. ONE SIENT ONE RESTORED Buffalo Child Kidnapped New York Boy Stolen, is Restored. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Kvenlng Tlmea. Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 9.—Susie Becker, the three-year-old daughter of Fred Becker, a saloonkeeper at the corner of Ellicott. and N. Swan streets, is believed to be in the hands of kid nappers. Yesterday afternoon she was seen to accompany a woman who asked her to go for a walk, and no trace of the child has been found since. Couldn't Pay Ransom. New York, Oct. 9.—Wilile Labar bara. the four-year-old Italian boy who had been missing l'rom his home for more than two weeks and who was believed to have boon kidnapped, was restored to his parents today. The child was found wandering about the streets at the eml of the Brooklyn bridge. The police believe the kid nappers released the boy from cap tivity after finding that his parents were not able to pay the ransom which had been demanded. WAIT FOR TAFT. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, D. C.. Oct. 9.—The vacancy caused by the retirement of Gov. Charles Magoon from the Pan ama canal zone will not, it is said, be filled until after tln return of Sec retary Taft to Washington, which is looked for early next week. The pres ident desires to go over the situation very thoroughly with the secretary be fore reaching any conclusion in the matter of filling the position. MEETING OF THE CHIEFS. •iaxoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Dallas, Texas, Oct. 9. —The annual convention of the International Asso ciation of Fire Fighters, the member ship of which includes the fire chiefs of the leading cities of the United States and Canada, opened in Dallas today. It is the biggest meeting in the history of the association. Chief tSagg of Paterson, N. called the meeting to order In the rooms of the Commercial club. Mayor Smith and others cordially welcomed the chiefs to Dallas. The visitors are being handsomely entertained. The conven tion will be in session four days. The best methods of fighting fires and man aging departments in small cities will form the principal topic of discussion. Atlanta is putting In a strong bid for the next meeting of the association. COLORADO MEDICS. AxMoclnied Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Denver, Colo.,'Oct. 9—The opening this morning of the annual meeting of the Colorado State Medical society was marked by a large attendance of prominent physicians and surgeons, in addition to the annual address of President H. G. Wetherill, delivered this afternoon, the speakers heard during the day included Dr. C. P. Johnstone of Boulder, Dr. H. A. Black of Pueblo, Dr. Herbert B. Whitney of Denver, Dr. Frank R. Spencer of Boulder, Dr. W. F. Church of Greeley, IS THAW INSANE? Or Will He Become That Way to Please His Relatives? AiMovlated Prem to The Evening Tlmea* New York, Oct. 9.—Two alienists. Dr. Charles G. Wagner and Dr. Brit ton D. Evans, visited H. K. Thaw in his cell again to continue their obser vations, cutting short Mrs. Thaw's talk with her husband. The request of Dr. Frank McGuire, the Tombs physician, to have two other doctors present was refused, the alienists saying they were not going to make a physical examin ation. Thaw's first visitors were John B. Keenan, a Pittsburg lawyer, who appeared in the case for the first time, and A. R. Peabody, an associate of Hartridge. District Attorney Jerome and Gar van, his assistant, were in conference in the morning about fixing a date' for the trial of Thaw, but came to no de cision. Assistant District Attorney Garvan said that the motion prohibit ing him from examining witnesses in the Thaw case has, for the time be ing, put a stopper on things, as it was essential, he said, that he ex amine certain witnesses along the lines which he had in view. Mrs. William Thaw, accompanied by Mrs. George L. Carnegie, spent half an hour with her son. Her visit was cut short hv the arrival of Clif ford W. Hartridge and David T. Wat son of Pittsburg. The two lawyers remained with Thaw about an hour and a half. EMPEROR IS ANNOYED. The Kaiser "Calls" Prince Alexander Yon Hohenlohe. Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening Tlmea. Berlin, Oct. 9.—According to the Bohemia, a newspaper of Prague, the emepror has telegraphed Prince Alex ander von Hohenlohe, informing him that his majesty regards as "gross tactlessness" the action of the prince in causing the publication of "Recol lections" of his father, the late chan cellor, Including extracts from the chancellor's diary referring to differ ences between the emperor and the chancellor, which led to the prince's retirement. The emperor added that reference to matters concerning the sovereign ought not to have been made without his majesty's consent. OFFICERS TO BLAME. Russians Root Ont Causes of Sveaborg and Cronstadt Mutinies. Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening Tlmea. St. Petersburg, Oct. 9.—The com missioners appointed by Emperor Nicholas to Investigate the causes of the Sveaborg and Cronstadt mutinies, have found that the blame was largely attributable to the negligence and in efficiency of the officers. It is con sidered probable that several of the latter will be tried by court martial as a result of the investigation. An idea of the lax discipline prevailing at the Sveaborg fortress may be form ed from the fact that the officers al lowed the agitators who organized the mutiny to live in the barracks with the soldiers and distribute revo lutionary proclamations. Sedition which permeates the whole fortress artillery, as well as the engineers and other special branches of the service, is considered to be mainly due to the license allowed the agitators. NO JOKHHAT TIME Mayor Smith of Brooklyn Fools Wife—Funerals Occur Tomorrow. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea Hinton, W. Va., Oct. 9.—As a result of a joke on his wife. Charles Smith, mayor of Brooklyn, near here, is be lieved to be dying and Mrs. Smith is also probablv fatally wounded. Smith had Elbert Medley dress up as a woman and call him out to the gate. Mrs. Smith, angered by jealousy, shot her husband through the stomach and lung and then shot herself. Dr. K. Hanson of Grand Junction, and Dr. W. W. Bulette of Pueblo. The convention will be in session until Friday. CHICAGO FIRE. AaMovlaled Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Chicago, 111., Oct. 9.—Thirty-five years ago today a large section of Chi cago was a raging furnace as a result of the act of Mrs. O'Leary's famous cow in kicking over a lighted lamp In its stable the night before. The fire burned more than twenty-four hours, during which time a tract of six square miles in the heart of the city was laid waste and property valued at $190,526,000 destroyed. TELEGRAPHERS. Washington, D. C„ Oct. 9.—The Old Time Telegraphers association and the Society of the United States Military Telegraph Corps began their 26th annual reunion in Washington this morning with a business session at the Hotel Arlington. Andrew Car negie, Thomas A. Edison, Clarence H. Mackay, Col. Thomas T. Eckert, and L. C. Weir, president of the Adams Ex press company, are some of the old time keyboard experts who are proud of their membership in the associa tion. The present meeting and re union will continue three days. Ex cursions, receptions and a banquet are features of the entertainment pro gram. MYSTERIOUS FIRE DID Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 9.—A fire broke out mysteriously last night on the top floor of the chamber of com merce building, caused damage esti mated at $100,000, 90 per cent by water. The chamber of commerce building is a five story brick and stone struc ture, and was erected in 1903. The A MUNIFICENT MAN Chicago's State's Attorney Turns Over Fees of Office, $51,213 In All. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Chicago, 111., Oct. 9.—States Attor ney John J. Healey today turned over to Cook county all th efees of his office for the last two years, amount ing to $51,213. Healey's act was in accordance with promises made by him before election in which he de clared that if elected he would accept the statutory salary of $10,000 as his comiensation, and would turn over all fees to the county. This is the first time in the history of this county that a states attorney has surrendered the fees of his office. POWDER KILLS FOUR. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Tamaqua, Pa., Oct. 9.—Four men were killed and one seriously injured today by an explosion in a dry house at the Dupont Powder company's plant, one mile north of this town. The dead are: THOMAS PURCELL. WILSON SASSMAN. CALVIN GERGER. EDWARD TREISBACH. The shock of the explosion was felt for a radius of ten miles. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Rock Island, 111., Oct. 9.—Hundreds of delegates, representing the brains of the agricultural industry in the United States, filled the large audi torium here this morning. The dele gates came from every state of the union and among them were many of national reputation as experts in scientific farming, in dairying, fores try, irrigation, stock raising and other industries and pursuits allied to the tilling of the soil. The initial session began at 10 o'clock this morning with addresses of welcome by Mayor George W. Mc Caskin, to which responses for the visitors were made by Joshua Strange of Marion, Ind., and B. A. Cameron of North Carolina, both officers of the congress. The feature of the afternoon session was the annual address of the presi dent, John M. Stahl of Chicago. Presi dent Stahl was followed by James Sheakley of Pennsylvania, who spoke of agriculture In Alaska, of which territory he was commissioner and governor for a period of twelve years, during which time he made a special study of the agricultural possibilities of the territory. The remainder of The Evening Times Steads for Mmtk Dakota Interests at all Tines a«d Lnder all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS At Least So Holds Judge Cook In Trial of Suit To Compel Trans Atlantic Insurance Coinpany To Pay Its Losses —Words of the Court. COMPANY'S MSCOlEII OF KO RESPOHSIBILITY DENIED "No Evidence," Says Court, 1 'To Show Fire Was Caused By 'Quake." Aaaoelated Preaa to The livening Tlmea. San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 9.— Judge Cook has given a decis ion in the suit brought against the Trans-Atlantic Insurance company to compel it to pay (Continued on nage 4.) LOS ANGELES, CALIF. three upper floors are given up to offices, the second floor to the use of the chamber, and .the first is occu pied by business establishments. The offices and composing room of the Herald, on the ground floor, were flooded. Some of the machinery and a considerable amount of paper in the basement, were damaged. 6NLY ONEBAND LEFT Cuban Commissioners Report One Exception To Com plete Disarmament. Aaaoelated Preaa cable to The Evening Tlmea. Havana. Oct. 9.—The disarmament commissioners in Santiago report that all insurgents in that province have been disbanded with exception of one band which is in an Inaccessible re gion near Bayamo. Gov. Taft has or dered the cruiser Des Moines to em bark .the commissioners at Santiago City, and to land them at MajazanjUo, whence they will be able to reach the insurgent's camp. GETS $4,000 VERDICT. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Minneapolis, Oct. 9.—A Minnea- $ polls jury says Hiss Cora E. Kas son of Saratoga Springs, N. Y„ who brought a breach oi promise suit against Henry Klauser, pro pHetor of the Litchfield Woolen mills, for $10,000, Is entitled to $1,000. The verdict was read in federal court yesterday. A stay of execution of 43 days, the statutory term, was granted. THE FARMERS' NATIONAL CONGRESS IN ROCK ISLAND the afternoon was occupied with the appointment of committees and other routine business. The congress will be in session un til the end of the week. The program is regarded as the best ever arranged for a meeting of the organization. Among the prominent persons sched uled for addresses are Governor Cum mins of Iowa, Congressman Joseph E. Randall of Louisiana, Gilford Plnchot, chief of the forest service of the Unit ed States department of agriculture L. Whitney Watkins of Michigan Hon. Alfred Bayllss, state superintend ent of public instruction of Illinois Ralph H. Searle of Nebraska, presi dent of the American Federation of Students of Agriculture E. B. Cow gill, editor of the Kansas Farmer former Governor Van Sant of Minne sota, and Solon L. Goode of Indian apolis, president of the National Ag ricultural Press League. ITALIAN ACTRESS DEAD. Aamclated Preaa Cable to The Evening Tlmea. Rome, Oct. 9.—Marchesa Del Grlllo, better known as Adelaide Ristorl, celebrated Italian actress, died early this morning. She had been suffering from pneumonia for sometime.