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plays bo hitittm. It Is the Peoples Paper Iron gtart t« Hnltth. VOL. 1, NO. 235. Schooner Frolic Confiscated Today at Providence, R. I., In the Name of the U. S. Gov ernment and Crew and Con traband Passengers Held. CARRIED THIRTY-THREE IMFIIL PASSENGERS 'Mostly Chinese Bound For U. S. By Way of New foundland. •Jtmaoelated Preaa to The (Ivrolag Tlmea. Providence, R. 1., Oct. 10.—Aftet having evaded the United States cus toms and immigration officers for more than two vreks, the schooner yacht Frolic, which left Placentia, N. F., with a cargo of contrabrand Chin ese immigrants, was boarded in Provi GUN IN 6.- 0: P. Bismarck, N. D., Oct. 10.—George McLair, a young man whose home is near Richardton, N. D., was killed at the Fifth street crossing of the N. P. in this city at 12:40 o'clock yesterday morning. Young McLair had been working on a threshing rig near Jamestown, and was endavoring to get home without paying fare. He had member of "The Blue Moon" Co. Fell Four Stories In Chicago Hotel. -Aaaoclafed Preaa to The Evening TiMea. Chicago, Oct. 10.—Miss' Florence McDonald, 26 years old, a member of the chorus in "The Blue Moon" com pany, now playing at a downtown -theater, was killed early today by fali ing out of a fourth story window in the Windsor Clifton hotel. The young woman plunged into an air shaft and Tier body struck the heavy plate glass roofing of the rotunda on the second floor. Miss M. Debohner, a member ot the same company, told the police that Jtliss McDonald was sitting on the window sill and lost her balance. INVENTOR DEAD. Chicago, Oct. 10.—Joseph H. GUd den, the inventor of the barbed wire fence, is dead at his home in DeKalb, 111., at the age of 93. GllJden obtained the idea of making barbed wire fenc ing from an exhibit made at a country fair in the early seventies by a man named Rose, who had driven some braid through a block which he than stapled on a wire. Glidden improved upon this idea and the barbed wire of today was the ultimate outcome. Washington, D. C., Oct. 10.—A hear ing was given by the Interstate Com merce commission to representatives of the railroads of the country on the subject of the preparation and filing with the commission of tariffs. It is a subject of considerable importance to the railroads although it is about practically technical. About 100 of the tariff officials of the important lines of the country attended the hear ing. Tentatively, the commission had de cided to issue an order specifying the requirements that would be made with respect to the filing of tariffs. Some of the requirements are that joint tariffs shall be filed by the initial line that the schedule of each initial line shall be printed as an independent document participating lines may file with the commission a general au thority for any initial line to file on their behalf all tariffs class rateb shall be filed in a tariff by themselves in the compilation of tariffs a uniform order shall be observed, and terminal charges which must be paid by all shippers at destination and which are, therefore really a part of the cost of transportation, must be specified in the tariff of the initial line. On these and other propositions re dence river early today and confiscat ed in the name of the United States government. Two Portuguese mem bers of the crew were placed under arrest, they being the only persons found on board the boat. The two men were arrested on suspicion of be ing concerned in the smuggling of Chinese into this country. Seventeen Chinese, believed to have been pas sengers on the Frolic, were also ar rested. The Frolic entered tlie harbor in broad daylight, anchoring on the west side of Providence river, at the harbor junction, at 10 o'clock yester day. Despite the vigilance of tlu coast guards and revenue cutters from Eastport, Maine, to Cape Hatteras, the schooner came up the harbor without attracting any attention, those whs saw her, taking her for a Ashing schooner. Close upon the arrest of the Chinese and the confiscation of the schooner, came the arrest of two white men found in the vicinity on suspicion of having been concerned in the smug gling. just alighted from the tender of the engine pulling the North Coast Limit ed, when the accident occurred. In jumping to the ground, his foot slip ped and he fell under the wheels, which completely severed his head from his body. The coroner's inquest was held at 7:30 last evening. A ver dict of accidental death was returned. THE T1JQLUDE0 Base Ball Players In Fatal Accident During Game Yesterday. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tinea. Rolla, Mp., Oct 10.—In a baseball game near Marines, on the county line yesterday, two young men col lided with terrific force while trying to catch a ball, one of them, McKee, was killed almost instantly, and the other, Clark, was rendered uncon scious. Clark was the taller of the two and It is reported that his upper teeth struck McKee in the forehead and were imbedded in thei young man's skull and broken off. TREASURY STATEMENT. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Gvnlag Tlmea. Washington, Oct. 10. Tuesday's statement of the treasury balances in the general fund exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold reserve shows: Available cash balance.., .$220,777,716 Gold coin and bullion 113,843,227 Gold certificates 43,102,050 We/can understand how men be come Mormons, but how can women accept the doctrine? RAILWAYS FILE TARIFFS WITH THE COMMISSION specting the filing of tariffs, the com missioner invited suggestions In writ ing from all interested parties. In addition it appointed today for an oral hearing on the subject. During the early hours of the day, the carriers held a meeting at which they appointed a committee to present their Ideas to the commission. This committee reflected the views of the carriers in different parts of the coun try. The representatives of the car riers occupied the greater part of the afternoon in presenting their views to the commission. It was evident from the statements submitted that the carriers were experiencing diffi culty in preparing their tariffs and especially In arranging for the uni formity which is required. They In dicated, however, their desire to do the best they could. The commission has informed the carriers that after a sufficient time has been allowed for a revision of the tar iffs, "no schedule will be filed by the commission which is not constructed in conformity with the requirements of the statute and the rules prescribed by the commission and which does not so state the rates contained that they can be understood by a person of ordi nary intelligence. Just how many Chinese were on board ths Frolic when she left the Newfoundland coast, is not known definitely, although it was reported there were 33 unlawful passengers. A systematic search of the Chinese quarter of the city will be made by the police today. REVENUE SHOWS BIG SURPLUS. Figures For First Qnater of Fiscal Year Shows a Betterment of Nearly $3,000,000—Capital Expenditure Lower. Ottawa, Oct. 9.—The statement of revenue and expenditure of the Domin ion for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending with September, shows a revenue of |21,093, 475, an increase of $2,901,002 over the same time last year. The expenditure was $10,001,295, an increase of about $200,000, so that there was a betterment of nearly two millions and three quarters. The capital expenditure was $1,SS3, 707, a decrease of $339,579, which makes a betterment over all expendi tures of over three millions. For the month of September there was an increase of over over a million in the revenue, and a decrease of over a million in the expenditure. FOUL PLAYSCENTED Coroner Windell of Minot In vestigating Death of Tony Lackowski. Special to The Evening Tlmea. Minot, N. D., Oct. 10. —Was Tony Lackowski, whose body was found in a slough about nine miles north of Minot, accidentally drowned, or was his death caused by persons unknown? This is the question which Coroner Windell of Minot has been called upon to investigate. The parents of Tony believe that he met with foul play, that his death was caused entirely by other persons, or that It was promoted by their evil deeds. Tony's body was found head down ward in a well near the edge of a slough in which he had been hunting ducks. Near the well was. the body of a duck which it was supposed, the boy was trying to reach. The parents of the boy, however, do not believe this story. They say that the boy's body was found near the shore and that he could swim. Furthermore they assert that there are marks and bruises on the boy's face and head which indicate that he was either shot or clubbed. The parents claim thev have un earthed evidence showing that there were three or four men hunting in the vicinity of the slough, which is on the boy's farm. Nearby is a sign, "Do not Hunt on These Grounds." The story of the parents is that the boy warned the men not to hunt, and that an al tercation ensued and that the boy's death resulted. "Coroner Windell has gone to the home of the parents to secure more information regarding their side of the story. Chicago Police Shut Up Nelson Morris Company's Pack ing Plant. Aaaoelated Preaa to Tbe Evening Tlmea, Chicago, Oct. 10.—Building Commis sioner Bartzen today ordered the po lice to close all the buildings at the packing plant of Nelson Morris and company. Some time ago the com missioner ordered that certain changes be made in the twenty-eight buildings connected with the plant, in order to conform to the building ordinances. Early today he was informed that the changes had not been made and he directed that a force of inspectors and police be at once sent to the stock yards, and if the changes had not been completed by noon, to close all of the twenty-eight buildings in which viola tions of the law had been discovered. IN COHA THREE MONTHS. Mother of Stricken Lad Killed Just Before Hlg Death. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Nyack, N. Y., Oct. 10.—After one of the longest periods of coma known to the medical profession, Malcolm Dlng nian. S years old, died at Spring Val ley this morning. The youth began to complain of headaches a year ago and soon had to leave school. Later he was taken to Roosevelt hospital, in New York city, where his brother, Dr. T. Alvin Dingman, is on the staff. Trephining failed to eradicate a tumor of the brain, caused by a blow on the head, and he was returned to his home. For ninety-four days he was in a coma and his mother attend ed hiin constantly until last Wednes day. She left his bedside then for a drive with her daughter and was killed in a runaway accident. This .af ternoon both mother and son were buried In one grave at West Hemp stead. Kansas pastures are having as h-ird a time just now as Kansas Populists. A SQUARE I^EAL FOR ALL GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, CUBAN INDEPENDENCE DAY. AKNOi'lnted Preaa Cable to The Kvrnl» Tlmea. Havana, Oct. 10.—Regardless of the existing condition of affairs tlie fiesta-loving: Unbans today quite generally celebrated "Inde pendence Day'* as a general holt* day. It was the thirty-eighth an. nhersary of the beginning of the ten years' war (1868-7H). Public meetings of a non-partisan char aeter were permitted in Havana, Many of tlie speakers made elo quent reference to the part played by the United States in securing and preserving the Independence of Culm. HEAVY PENALTY, A»Movla«ed Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Louisville, Ky., Oct. JO.—The offi cials of the new Louisville Jocliey club Tuesday afternoon fined Ed. Alvey and Samuel Stevens $1,000 and suspended them for the remainder of the Church ill Downs fall meeting, as punishment for engaging in a fight in the betting ring yesterday, during which Alvey drew a pistol and shot at Stevens. Al vey was also compelled to scratch sev eral of his horses entered for today's races. Coroner's Jury at Medina Re turns Verdict Which Indi cates Possibility of Foul Play In Connection With Death of J. J. Merry of Fargo. Medina, N. D., Oct, |9.—The Tcr diet of the coroner*iJjDry was that J. J. Merry came to ills death from the discharge of a revolver in his own hands, whether by accident or otherwise, is not known. According to information received by Mrs. Merry, her husband had not been drinking, as it had been hinted. The brakeman of the train on which Mr. Merry went to Me Ana is positive that Mr. Merry had not been drinking and the coroner, after a careful ex amination of the body, is equally posi tive that Mr. Merry had not tasted liquor within a short time before he was killed. The body was found propped up in a bed with pillows, in a position which Mr. Merry had long been ac customed to lie in bed and read be fore going to sleep. The door of the room was found securely locked but a mcst thorough search of the room failed to result in the key to the door being found. The revolver, with which Mr. Merry was supposed to have taken his life, was an old style affair and too large to have been carried around by him. When last seen alive Mr. Merry had on his person a gold watch, a diamond ring and a sum of money, believed to have been about $75. When his life less body was found, in his pockets were found six copper cent pieces. A thorough search failed to result in the finding of any trace of the watch or the diamond ring. KILLED AT Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea Bismarck, N. D., Oct. 10.—E. E. Semling, an old resident and one of the most prominent business men in Bismarck, was run over by a freight train in the Northern Pacific yards at 6:20 last night, sustaining injuries from which he died at 5 o'clock this morning. Mr. Semling was active in Pythian circles, and was highly es teemed by every one. He leaves a family of three young children. The funeral will be held Friday under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1906 8 Aaaoelated Preim to The Evening Tlmea. Fargo, N. D., Oct. 10.—Firmly con vinced that her husband was foully murdered and that he did not commit suicide as reported, Mrs. J. J. Merry arrived home from Jaie8town yes terday. The facts, as stated by Mrs. Merry, tend to confirm this murder theory and the many friends of Mr. Merry here are waiting with no little con cern the result of an investigation which is now being carried on. TIMES CHINA PROTESTS, AmoclDted Preaa Cable to The Kvealnc Tlmea. Peking, Oct. 10.—China has protest ed to the international bureau of tele graphic administrations at Berne. Switzerland, against Japan's continued control of the telegraph lines in Man churia. Representatives of China re cently visited Japan and attempted to obtain the restoration of the Chinese lines or an agreement regarding their future working. Since then Japan has filed with the bureau a schedule of rates to the principal Manchurlan towns, giving them Japanese names and also has filed cable rates from Port Dalny to Japan. China asserts that the operation of the cable is a violation by Japan of her former agreement on the subject. SURRENDERED CHARTERS. Ueliefontaine, O., Oct. 10.—Five bridge companies have surrendered their charters as a result, of the legal fight on the bridge trust bv Attornev General Ellis. They are the Cham pion Bridge company of Wilmington, the King company of Cleveland" and the Canton. Bellefontaine and Massil ion companies. All of the other com panies have left the state, the Mount Vernon Bridge company alone remain ing to wage the contest of the trust. The circuit court appointed trustees to wind up the affairs of the five com panies that were ousted today. BI6 FIRE AT EOMORE 100,000 Bushels Grain and Two Elevators Destroyed, Loss About $70,000. Special to The Evening Tlmea. Edmore, N. D„ Oct. 10.—The Min neapolis & Northern elevator and the Farmers' elevator were burned here last night, causing a loss of at least $70,000. Both elevators were full of grain, mostly wheat, there being 60,000 bushels in the Minneapolis & Northern and 40,000 bushels in the Farmers'. Three other elevators were in danger, but were saved. The fire started in the cupola of the Minneapolis & Northern elevator and is supposed to have been due to a de fective shafting. The losses are partially covered by insurance. A long string of cars on the tracks facing the burning structures would have been destroyed but for the timely arrival of an engine which was sent for to Lakota. As It was, three or four cars were destroyed. This is the worst fire in the history of Edmore, which has a population of about. 500. INTERESTS GRAND FORKS. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Madison, Wis., Oct 10.—The Wisconsin supreme court has ren dered a decision that cities must go to the legislature to get a rem cdy against high prices for gas. Tlie city of Madison sued for in sjtcction of the local company's books. G. 0, P. RALLY DATES County Committee Announces Speakers, Dates and Places. The county republican central com mittee has arranged the following schedule of dates and speakers for Grand Forks county: Thompson Thursday, October 11. Speakers, Scott Rex. J. H. Bosard. Hentru—Friday, October 12. Speak ers. J. B. Wineman and others. Walle—Friday, October 12. Speakers, John Ogren, J. E. Skulstad. Reynolds Saturday, October 13. Speakers, Scott Rex, James Twaniley. Holmes—At Union, Monday. October 15. Speakers, J. B. Wineman, James Twamley. Washington—Tuesday. October 16, at Mclby school house. Speakers. James Twamley. J. B. Wineman. Northwood—Wednesday, October 17. Speakers, '.Tlios. H. Push, B. G. Skula son. A«orcitla—Thursday, October 18. at Hart school house. Speakers, B. G. Skulason. l.ogan—Thursday, October IS, at Central schoolhouse. Speakers, J. B. Wineman and others. K«nuton—Friday, October 19. Speak ers, Tlios. II. Push, B. G. Skulason. Kmerado Saturday, October 20. Speakers, J. H. Bosard. B. G. Skulason. Niagara—Monday, October 22. Speak ers. J. A. Sorley, H. M. Carothers. MeCanna Tuesday. October 23. Speakers, II. M. Carothers, J. A. Sor ley. Klkmount—Wednesday, October 24. •Vols Alrtu schoolhouse. Speakers, J. A. Sorley, R. M. Carothers. Larlmorc—Friday, October IS. Speak ers. Senator P. J. McCuinber. FAIR AND HOME-COMING. AMMoclntcd 1'rcMM to The Rvfolnic Timed* Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 10.—The Georgia state fair and old-home week celebra tion, for which preparations have been going forward for months past, opened today with Atlanta crowded with vis itors from all parts of Georgia and from other states as well. The first two davs of the fair are to be given over entirely to reunions. The fair it self is the liest. ever arranged by the state association. The buildings are filled with extensive exhibits illus trating the versatile resources of the state. HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE. Anxnclnted Promt to The Evening Tlmea. Mexico City, Oct. 10.—Recent rains have flooded the southern part of the state of Jalisco, and in the state of Colima have resulted in great destruc tion of property and loss of life. The number of fatalities from drowning along the line of the Manzanillo ex tension of the Mexican Central rail way in 123. Thousands of tons of earth and rocks descended in great landslides from the mountains. The new steel railway bridge below Tuxpan was de stroyed and a steam shovel weighing 26 tons was borne by the torrent for a considerable distance. In one place the water rose CO feet. Many houses were destroyed by floods in the towns of Tuxpan and Zapctillic. BOMB THROWER. Aaaoelated Prena Cable to The Evening Tlmea. Sevastopol. Oct. 10.—A bomb was thrown at Major General Dumbaze, conutiniider of the troops, as lie was driving to tJie barracks of the Brest regiment. The general, who was slightly wounded, fired on his assailant. The latter, after a straggle with sonic soldiers, escaped. Troops immediately surrounded the bar racks and the neighborhood and searched all tlie house». A Special to The Evening Tlmea. Bismarck, N. D.. Oct. 10.—The first gun of the republican state campaign was fired ia this city last evening. An enthusiastic and well attended rally was held at the Atheneum. at which Governor Sarles, Hon. T. R. Mockler and Hon. R. N. Stevens were the speakers. The rally was preceded by Three Officers May Die as Re sult of Natural Gas Ex plosion Today. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Columbus, O., Oct. 10.—Three po licemen were seriously burned today by an explosion in an empty tenement on W. Broad street. The tenants had moved and, taking the stove, had not stopped up the natural gas pipe and the gas escaped and filled the house. The police entered the house to see what was the matter when the explo sion followed. Policeman Tom Casey was blown clear through the door and it is feared is fatally injured by inhaling the flames. MRS. JEFF IMPROVED. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. New York, Oct. 10.—It was stated at the Majestic hotel early today that Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who is ill there, spent a comfortable night and showed some improvement today. Do you "skip" a few days in ad vertising your store? This might be a good plan if your other expenses also stopped on these days—but they don't, do they? The Evening Times Stands far Nartk Dakota Interests at all Times ari Under all CiKiD8taieei EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS THE HAYSTACK CENTENNIAL WAS DULY OBSERVED TOD A Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Williamstown, Mass., Oct. 10.—On the spot where, one hundred years ago, five earnest young Christians hud dled in a rainstorm and engaged in a discussion that led to the formation of the American Board of Foreign Mis sions, gathered today a notable array of mission workers and others who assembled to pay homage to the mem ory of Samuel J. Mills and his four as sociates, James Uichards, Francis L. Robbins, Byram Green and Harvey Loomis, who started the missionary movement that today covers the globe with a network of stations. It was the second day of the annual meeting of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and it was especially set aside on the programme as Haystack Centennial Day. The meeting of the board is be ing held this week in the neighboring city of North Adams. But it was thought appropriate that the centen nial celebration should be held in Williamstown, the seat of Williams college, of which institution the five young founders of the board were stu dents. In commemoration of the Hay stack meeting a handsome marble monument has been erected and it wis here that the exercises of today were General Proclamation of Am nesty Issued and Attitude of American Marines and Sol diers Toward the Population of Cuba Defined. YELLOW FEVER CASES FOUND IT G1ENFUEG0S Flowers Given Mrs. Taft and Mrs. Bacon by News paper Men. AaNoelated l're*N to The Evening Tlmea. Havana, Oct. 10.—Charles E. Ma goon, the newly appointed provincial governor of Cuba, arrived here yes terday. Coincident with his coining Governor Taft gave out a general de cree proclaiming amnesty not only to (Continued on page 8.) AT N.D. a mammoth torchlight procession headed by the Young Men's Republi can club, and the city was brilliantly illumirated with fireworks. THE WEATHER. North Dakota—Fair and warm cr tonight and Thursday. MIC ENTRY President To Issue Proclama tion on Lands Containng Coal. Washington, Oct. 10.—Secretary Hitchcock has laid before the presi dent a memorandum containing data to be used by him in his forthcoming proclamation withdrawing from pub lic entry all lands supposed to con tain coal. This will be done to pre vent such lands from falling into the hands of speculators. Meantime an investigation is under way by the geo logical survey to ascertain the real character of the lands to be withdrawn and such as are found not to contain coal deposits will be promptly re stored to public entry. Secretary Hitchcock said the withdrawal would cover lands in a number of western states. HUMMEL'S APPEAL. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Albany, N. Y., Oct. 10.—The court Ot appeals has decided that Attorney Ab raham Hummel, under conviction for conspiracy in the Dodge-Morse di vorce case, was not entitled to be out on bail pending the determination by the court of his application for a cer tificate of reasonable doubt. begun with an early morning prayer meeting. The prayer meeting was followed by services In the Thompson Memorial of Williams college. The programme included an address of welcome by Presiden Hopkins, an address by Pres ident Tucker of Dartmouth college and the bestowal of degrees upon some of the prominent missionaries in attend ance. This afternoon interesting open-air services were held in Mission park. Among the speakers were eminent di vines representing the Baptist, Pres byterian and Reformed denominations. The evening exercises will be trans ferred to North Adams. The listed speakers include Henry C. King of Oberlin college, John R. Mott of the Students' Volunteer Movement, and Prof. Harlan P. Beach of Yale univers ity. SHOPMEN ST1MKK. AMModated Preaa to The I'veulnu Tlmea. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 10.—All the machinists In the shops of the South ern railway in Birmingham are on a strike in accordance with the general movement along the system among the shopmen for higher wages. Up wards of 100 men are affected.