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VOL. 1, NO. 234
.Reports From Sault Ste Marie
Note Great Danger to Navi
gation—A Blinding Snow-
Storm Sweeps Waters With
a Fifty Mile an Hour Gale.
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
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
Brig. Gen. McCaskey Finds
Conditions Bad In Texas
\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.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening
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
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
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.
Standard Oil Conspiracy Case
Up For Trial at Findlay,
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.
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.
Three Crows of N. P. Surveyors A p.
preaching Are Working Near
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
North Dakota Fair tonight
and Wednesday. Warmer Wed
nesday and in west portions to
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.
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.
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.
Long Island Farmer Provides
an Illustration Tending to
Prove Distribution of Seeds
by Congress Is Partial—Not
"New, Rare and Valuable."
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.
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
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.
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.
•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.
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,
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
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.
The Kaiser "Calls" Prince Alexander
Yon Hohenlohe.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening
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.
Russians Root Ont Causes of Sveaborg
and Cronstadt Mutinies.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Evening
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.
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
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.
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
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
The chamber of commerce building
is a five story brick and stone struc
ture, and was erected in 1903. The
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.
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:
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
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.
At Least So Holds Judge Cook
In Trial of Suit To Compel
Trans Atlantic Insurance
Coinpany To Pay Its Losses
—Words of the Court.
"No Evidence," Says Court,
'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.)
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.
Cuban Commissioners Report
One Exception To Com
plete Disarmament.
Aaaoelated Preaa cable to The Evening
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.
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
The verdict was read in federal
court yesterday.
A stay of execution of 43 days,
the statutory term, was granted.
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.
Aamclated Preaa Cable to The Evening
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.

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