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THE EVENING TIMES
The Brightest, Newsiest and Best Erin In jr Newspaper In Nerth Dakota. VOL. 1, NO. 251. President Roosevelt in Taking the Trip to Panama Will Break an Unwritten Law That No President Shall Leave U. S. During Term. OTHER nENTS, HOWEVER UMOEEI ACCUSED Upsetting of Traditions a Fav orite Diversion of Presi dent "Teddy." AKaoclated Praia to The Evrnlag Tlmea. Washington, Nov. 1.—When Presi dent Roosevelt goes aboard ship next week and starts for Panama he will be doing something that none of his twenty-five predecessors in the exec utive chair ever attempted, and that is to journey beyond the boundary lines of the United States during his. term of office. Mr. Roosevelt, on more than one occasion since he assumed office, lias shown that he is not the man to search for a precedent when he be lieves it is necessary to act. But never before has he so completely up set tradition as in the case of his trip to the Isthmus. It has often been stated that the President must not leave the United States even for a day. But this re striction is not Imposed by statute. It is only an old, unwritten law which lias been respected by all successors of George Washington. President McKinley emphasized his respect for this rule on his memora ble tour to the south and west. It was unofficially announced that he would meet President Diaz of Mevico some where near the boundary of that sis Iter republic. A controversy as to whether Mr. McKinley might properly cross the Mexican line, even for a few 'hours, arose. From El Paso there extends into Mexico the international bridge Bpan ming the Rio Grande Whether the President would dare to cross this structure or not was the question that members of his party asked one Another. He did not. He went to the abridge and caught a view of the Sierra iMadre. Half way across the bridge »was a line. Stepping over this was II SHIP LOST Iff SEA putting foot on Mexican territory. •President Harrison had ventured as *Ms line ten years before. But &v^_^~"Klnley did not so much as piuvH«6f*pt upon the bridge. President 'Arthur was accused of violating this unwritten law in Octo ber, 1883, upon a pleasure trip to Alex andria bay. Thousand Islands. His po litical enemies accused him then of venturing across the Canadian line on |a fishing excursion. The boundary between Canada and New York ex tends to the middle of the St. Law irence river. President Cleveland was similarly iBCCHEfsfl. On one of his trips to North Carolina he sailed by the ocean route past Cape Hatteras. His enemies con tended that he ventured outside the three-mile limit. According to Inter national law a' country's possessions extend for three miles outside its coast line. Plying the seas further than this Is leaving home territory, which, of course. President Roosevelt will be obliged to do in his coming trip to the south. CONGRESS OF MOTHERS. Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 1.—The Pennsylvania Congress of Mothers, which recently came Into prominence by recalling an invitation sent to Anthony Oomstock, the purity mentor of New York, to deliver an address, opens a three day's session in this city tonight. The delegates commenced ar riving this morning, and all were promptly escorted to the quarters as signed to them. The arrangements for the gathering are of the most per fect and elaborate character. The big auditorium of Library Hall, where the sessions are to be held, has been handsomely decorated. The program for the Initial session provides for addresses by Mrs. Frederick Schoff, president of the National Congress of Mothers, and C. George Beck, prin cipal of the Clarion state normal school. Mrs. George Johnson of Phil adelphia will preside. AnodiM Preaa Cable to The Kvralni Time* Queenstown, Nov. 1.—The British steamer Vedamore, from Baltimore, Oct. 20, for Liverpool, passed Kins ale Head this morning and signalled that she was the British steamer Nemea abandoned and on fire in latitude 51 aorth, and longitude 15 west The crew of Nemea, with the exception of two men who were lost, were taken on board the Vedamore. Aaaoelated Preaa Cahle to The Kvrnlag Thaea. London, Nov. 1.—The municipal elsc tions in London were held today. In complete returns point to a victory and continuance of power for the pro gressives, notwithstanding the fact that the campaign against them this year has been more bitter than ever before. Recent developments indicate unmistakably that there is a growing demand for municipal reform, but evi dently the people have not yet been aroused sufficiently to oust the so called progressive party from power. It Is a matter of common knowledge that in every borough where the pro gressives were In power the rates are steadily and rapidly increasing be cause of lavish and most unreasonable socialistic expenditures. Enormous Bums have been spent in the past few years by the progressives for libraries, baths, housing schemes, parks, music, street improvements, street lighting, tram lineB and other things, so that the average tax rate In London has been increased about 50 per cent since 1890. The results prove that municipal trading means municipal debt. A re cent return shows that the total net debt of London twelve months ago wan $516,187,270. Of this tremendous total no less than $241,488,096, or nearly one-half, was in respect of E Girl Students Strike in Sym pathy With Suspended Lawrence Men. Appleton, Wis., Nov. 1.—Many co-eds have joined the hundred and twenty seven freshmen and sophomore stu dents on a strike against the order of President Plantz of Lawrence univer sity that they should pay for the property damaged. A meeting was held by students but no definite action was taken. The seniors side with the president and the citizens generally believe the money will be paid. CONGRESSMAN HOAR DYING. Worcester, Mass., Nov. 1.—Congress man Rockwood Hoar early today was unconscious and steadily sinking. It was considered doubtful whether he could live through the day. Hearst Offers Rewards Total ing $50,000 for Fraud Information. New York, Nov. 1.—Rewards .total ing $50,000 have been offered by Hearst for evidence of election frauds Tuesday night, and were announced by the state democratic committee. Both Hearst and Hughes continued their canvass of the up-state counties today and the weather was unfavorable. Chairman Woodruff, of the state republican com mittee, says he has received informa tion from reliable sources that Tam many hall bad been discovered at its old trick of colonization and that he had referred the matter to the super intendent of elections. TOBACCO GROWERS UNITE Aaaoelated Preaa to The Ernlai Tinea. Winchester, Ky., Nov. 1.—Growers of burley tobacco in Kentucky round ed up here today disruss plans for their mutual interests and protection. The plan is to unite all the growers of this state with those of Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia, in order to handle the present crop independently. A society for mutual protection is to be formed on the lines successfully carried out by the dark tobacco growers. tramways, workmen's dwellings, water supply, electric light, and minor so called 'remunerative" undertakings. The taxpayers of London pay close up on four million pounds sterling every year In interest upon and repayment of this debt. An eminent American sociologist has published a volume in which he predicts bankruptcy for Lon don's communal enterprises, and an equally prominent Italian sociologist, who recently visited London, states that the borrowing propensities of the metropolis will sooner or later bring about a crisis. Glaring examples of wasteful muni cipal expenditure are to be seen on every hand.afiut recently a new build ing was opened by the borough coun cil In Battersea. It Is fitted up for billiards, bagatelle, chess, draughts and other games. The cost of the building and its maintenance will come out of the nates. Poplar, the most rate-ridden district of London, is another glaring example of the ineffec tiveness of municipal trading. Despite Its rate of twelve shillings In the pound the district owes $2,650,000. Six teen years ago the borough's indebt edness was only $208,415. This virtual state of bankruptcy has been brought about by the borough's erection of handsome baths, libraries and other public Institutions, including, appropri ately enough, a magnificent workhouse. Fine Republican Rally Held at Williston Courthouse Tues day Night. Speakers F. B. Chapman, E. A. WI1. Hams, H. K. Turner and £. A. I'almcr Special Correapoadeaee to The liveslac Timed. Williston, N. D„ Nov. 1.—The repub lican rally held at Williston last eve ning filled the court house to over flowing. The meeting was an unusu ally effective one in which the speak ers dealt with state issues fearlessly and plainly, and without any appeal to passion or prejudice. Facts, rec ords and common sense were the order of the evening. Previous to the politi cal speeches, the Williston orchestra, which is a most creditable musical organization, played several pleasing selections, and Mr. and Mrs. Evans rendered a most delightful vocal num ber. The speakers of the evening were then introduced by County Chair Metzger with brief and fitting remarks. The first speaker was Attorney E. A. Palmer of Williston, who in a brief but plain way referred to the records of the parties which the voter will choose between on November 6th. He called attention to the prosperity of this district and city which now en joys a greater progress than ever be fore in its history. And he pointed out the causes that had brought it about such as, the United States land office which since it has been located here has had a greater influence than any act before. Who is responsible for this? The credit belongs to the re publican party and the senator who represents us. Also the irrigation project which will cause an expendi ture of about three and one-half mil lion dollars and will bring under the highest cultivation about forty thou sand acres making this one of the richest sections in the state. Credit is also due the legislature and the Hon. Mr. Chapman who is now running for the office of representative, who at that time was the chairman of the irrigation committee in the house, and was Instrumental in bringing about favorable laws for this project. Many of you have homesteads, you came here, possibly, with very little of the world's wealth and have simply by filing and cultivation of these home steads become Independent. This same republican party gave you this home stead law. The democrats make glorious prom ises and say that they -admire Roose Hatton Reports a Most Suc cessful Republican Rally Last Night—At Close Audi ence Joined in Three Cheers for Governor Sarles. mm (MESSRJUI MID E R. SIM ALSO SPOKE National State and Comity Pol itics Were Freely Discussed. Mpeelal to The Brnlif Tinea. Hatton, N. D., Nov. 1.—The most successful republican rally ever held In any campaign in this part of the county was that of last evening at which were present Gov. E. Y. Sarles, Congressman A. J. Gronna and Attor ney E. R. Sinkler of Grafton. It was successful for several reasons. First, from the standpoint of attendance, for nearly three hundred people, many of them standing, remained in the hall for three long hours second, because of the interest shown, for the applause was frequent and unstinted and last, but not least, because the meeting had the effect, without question, of bring ing Into line a number of republl- A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1906. RAILWAY TAXES UNDER THE SHORTRIDGE RULE LOWER THAN BEFORE OR SINCE velt, LaFolIette, and say that these men are democrats under the name of republicans, but they will not endorse Roosevelt if he is nominated by the re publicans, but will endorse Bryan. The speaker spoke highly of what he had found in the county administra tion, most of whom had held only one term with credit to themselves and urged that they be given a second term. The next speaker was the Hon. Eratus A. Williams, who was intro duced as the pioneer of North Dakota, and the god-father of the county ot Williams. He was received with great applause. General Williams, after con gratulating the people of Williston on their property, spoke of his affection for this locality, for thirty-four years ago at Yankton, he had the honor to represent this district, when it was a part of Buffalo county, from which thirteen counties in South Dakota, and fourteen in North Dakota was formed. At that time it had a small popula tion but now hundreds of thousands. He referred to the record of the re publican party, which since 1861 has governed the state except two years of territorial and two years of statehood, when the democrats were in power. He cited, also, two prominent measures, one a law for the relief of a certain district devastated by gophers and drought, the other part of the terri tory being prosperous and the treas ury bursting but still the democratic governor, Church, delayed the signing of the bill, not daring to sign it and let the republican legislation pass it over his head. The other measure was in the democratic administration of Gov. Shortridge, when they reduced the railroad tax, instead of raising it as the republicans have done. He spoke of John Burke's program as pub lished, and replied to it in a convincing manner item by item. It'was thus dis posed of satisfactorily and effectively to the audience, space will not permit every detail of the speech but if the admirers of John Burke could have the pleasure of hearing General Williams fully meet every point made in this wonderful and rather egostlcal demo cratic document it would silence the talk that the republicans are not dis cussing state issues. General Williams spoke highly of Gov. Sarles as inaugur ating many needed reforms at the cap ital and declared he was the best bus iness executive that the state ever had. He spoke highly of Food Commissioner Ladd and the pure food law of the state, respected all over and having influenced the national law and said that the democrats did not. hope to defeat Sarles nor have they any chance of the defeat of Judge Knauf. This at tack against Judge Knauf comes from an ex-judge, who said that he respect ed money more than honor and thus handed back his commission as judge. cans who have been misinformed on the judgship proposition. Governor Sarles was the first speak er. He dealt almost entirely with state issues, discussing fairly practically every subject of importance In con nection with his administration. Congressman A. J. Gronna was the second speaker. He discussed both national and state politics. His ad dress was well received. The last speaker of the evening was States Attorney E. R. Sinkler of Graf ton, Walsh county. Mr. Sinkler is a forcible speaker and his address was well received. In support of the state ment that the enthusiasm was marked, it may be said that at the conclusion of the rally the audience joined in three mighty cheers for Gov. Sarles and his associates on the state repub lican ticket. A meeting will be held this afternoon at Portland, N. D., and tonight at Mayville. TRIAL OF HERRING. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Bralai Tlmea. Chicago, Nov. 1.—The application of Henry W. Herring, formerly cashier ot the Milwaukee Avenue Savings bank of which Paul O. Stensland was presi dent, for a charge of venue from Cook county, was denied. The trial will now proceed, and the selection of a jury has commenced. The charges against Herring are forgery and em bezzlement. Hippie's Real Estate Trust Company Resumed Busi ness Today. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Kvealag Tlmea. Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 1.—Under the presidency of George II. Earle, Jr., the Real Estate Trust company of this city which failed on Aug. 28, re-opened for business today. The comnany failed because of financial irregulari ties on the part of Frank K. Hippie, its president, who committed suicide. The Sa/ton Sea Doomed San Francisco, Nov. 1.—The Salton sea will be doomed tomorrow. Officials of the Southern Pacific announce that the last steps have been taken and the Colorado river will be turned into its old channel and no more water will flow into the great inland sea. The break in the banks of the Colorado river has been filled in with piles and stone, and the last gap will be closed today. The work of checking the flow of the river through the break in the bank has cost'the Southern Pacific in the neighborhood of $1,000,000. Some of the Benefits Under Re publican Administration Discussed. Many Fine Compliment** Paid John KnuHf, a Man "Clean in His Habits." That Judge Knauf is a young man raised in our state, educated by his own efforts, neither drinks nor smokes and his family among the first of the state. He paid high tribute to his moral and professional work. He said that the republican party is sustaining the hands of President Roosevelt, who has put people above the power of wealth and made it possible that peo ple shall rule and be ruled. His speech was loudly and enthusiastically applauded. The Honorable H. R. Turner of Fargo, followed. His speech was very effective, combining many hard facts for democrats to consider. He illus trated his remarks with pungent humor. He said the republican ele phant as an emblem represented progress, strength and intelligence, that the democrats chose the mule as an emblem. They are like the mule who is ashamed of his ancestry and has no hope of posterity. He said the democrats asked your votes because at Minot they ransacked the party and found that they had one honest man, John Burke, and a smart man, Judge Fisk, and because of this rare and strange fact they all ought to be elected. He said the republicans stand unalterably for protection and always have since 1860. Every time that we have had good times it was under the republican administration and every time that we have had hard times it has been under democratic administration. In the matter of railroad taxation which the democrats make so much of he said that the average lands of the state were worth at least $15 per acre and the average tax assessment is three dollars. And showed that the railroads are assessed at a valuation of $9,500 per mile and it is known that the cost per mile is less than $30,000, thus the farmer is taxed on a valua tion of 1-5 and the railroads 1-3, which is very much greater for the railroads than the farmer. The tax lists show that the railroads are assessed greater than any other property in the state in proportion. This in spite of the abuse given Governor Sarles two years (Coatlnued on Pace 4.) A Curious Result of Recent Adoption by the United States of the Finger Print System of Identification of Criminals. FELLOW SEfflflKG SENTENCE IT FT. LEAVENWORTH, XAS. Scotland Tard Officials Recog nised the''Prints" as Those of Their Man. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Kvealas Tlmea. Washington, Nov. 1.—A curious re sult of the recent adoption by the United States army of the system of identification by finger prints, just re ported to the war department, was the discovery in the person of a soldier at Fort Leavenworth of a British mur derer for whom the Scotland Yard authorities have long been looking. The man was a prisoner in the United States penitentiary, serving a five-year sentence for a military crime. In prison he was well behaved and liked, but when the warden, follow ing the general order to take finger (Continued on Page 4.) NEW ZEALAND EXHIBITION. Wellington, N. Z., Nov. 1.—The great international New Zealand exhibition, on which the government has spent large sums, was formally opened at Christ church today. All parts of the British empire, including the Dominion of Canada, are well represented at the exhibition. One of the interesting dis plays is the Maori section, illustrating the life, habits and industries of the aborigines. Another striking feature is the^ display of one native woods that New Zealand is just beginning to exploit. The exhibition will con tinue six months and is expected to draw visitors from all parts of the world. THE WEATHER. North Dakota—Partly cloudy with probably showers tonight or Friday. Warmer in east portion tonight eolder in west portion $• Friday. 4^ $, Inspector Lavin Accused of Conniving at Crime Found "Not Guilty." Chicago, Nov. 1.—Police Inspector Lavin, charged by Chief Collins with conniving at burglary and afterward arresting the burglars in order to make a showing and win promotion, was today declared not guilty by the civil service commission. STAY FOR EXECUTION. AHHoelated Preaa to The Evrnlac Time*. St. Louis, Nov. 1.—Because of the illness of attorney Wilfred Jones, counsel for "Lord" Frederick Seymour Barrington convicted of the murder of James P. McCann and under sentence of death, another stay of execution has been granted. Civil War Vet on Deathbed Raises Leaden Pellet From Lungs. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Brnlag Thaea. Portland, Ore., Nov. 1.—In a violent fit of coughing, shortly before his death at a local hospital, H. D. Malls, an Oregon pioneer of 1876 and nephew ot Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of the confederate army, raised from his lungs a buckshot that he had carried in his body since the civil war, when, as a member of the Fifteenth New York engineer corps, he fought against the army commanded by his mothers brother. TO DECLARE A TRUST. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Topeka, Kas., Nov. 1.—Earl Evans of Wichita, attorney for the Standard Oil company has filed a motion in the Kansas supreme court here to make more definite the position of the state in its suit declaring the Standard Oil company a trust. "The Standard will put forth every energy in fighting this suit," said Mr. Evans. "I do not believe there is any demand from consumers or producers Cor his suit. Whatever trouble there is in the oil country is due to over production." Aaaoelated Preaa Cahle to The Evening Tlmea. St. Petersburg, Nov. 1.—Gerschunin, one of the most famous terrorists and head of their fighting organization during the Sipiaguine and Plehve regimes, has escaped from Siberia, concealed in a water cask. His dis appearance is a serious menace to personages whose lives the terrorists are now seeking, as he is a skilled organizer and one of the most re markable men the revolution has pro duced. Gerschunin, who is a Jew, was condemned to imprisonment for com plicity in the assassination of Minis ter of the Interior Sipiaguine and the attempt on the life of M. Pohedonost seff. late procurator general of the holy synod. He was sent to the silver mines at Auatki, on the Mongolian frontier of Siberia, when Schlussel burg fortress was closed as the prlsou for political offenders Feb. 13. One of Gerschunin's comrades, a man named Melnikoff, escaped from the mines two The Evening Times 8Unlt for N«tt Daketn IatensU at all Haws ami Under all Clrennutanees. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS CAPTURE Desperate Encounter at Kenne wick, Wash., Between Sher iffs and Robber Gang Results in Killing of Three Men and Wounding of Others. OIE BANDIT CAPTURED SATS HJSJ6E IS SIXTEEM Authorities Say Gang Had Planned Holdup of North ern Pacific Train. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Evenlaic Tlmea. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 1.—A special to the Spokane Review from Prosser, Wash., says: There was a desperate battle near Kennewick yesterday between officers and burglars, who robbed two stores in that town Tuesday night The offi cers were led by Sheriff A. G. McNeil of Prosser, who came on the robbers unawares in the bush. They were five or six in number and at once com menced firing. Marshal Michael Glover of Kennewick was instantly killed and Joseph Halse.v, his deputy, was fatally wounded. Sheriff McNeil was shot twice, but not dangerously hurt. After being shot, the sheriff emptied his gut, at the robbers, killing one and finally capturing another. A gang of burglars is thought to have a rendezvous at Kennewick for the purpose of holding up the North ern Pacific train. The captured robber says he is Robert Layton. aged 16 years. He re vealed the identity of the dead des perado as Jacob Lake, recently a con vict in the penitentiary at Walla WalU'. says his home was formerly in Florence, Cpk}, REDUCED RAILROAD RATES, Chicago, 111., Nov. 1.—The Central Passenger association today put in to effect a 2% cent rate in all its territory east of Illinois, in which the state legislatures have not already made a maximum rate of 2 cents. The new schedule reduces the local rates only in Indiana and western Penn sylvania, as Michigan and Ohio have 2 cent fare laws, but it involves a lowering of all the interstate passenger rates north of the Ohio river and west of Syracuse, N, Y, The change involves a loss of many hun dreds of thousands of dollars' revenu* yearly to the rahroads unlee« it shall cause a heavy increase of traffic, and traffic officials doubt If the reduction is sufficient to have that effect. They assert that a further reduction to 2 cents would make it necessary to re'eoup their losses by largely discontinuing excursions. v. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Brealiig Tlmea. New York, Nov. 1.—Fire was dis covered on the crude oil docks of the Standard Oil company at Bayonne, N. J., today and in a short time a big ware house 200 by 160 feet was destroyed and another appeared to be going fast. The docks are located on Kill Von Kull, and form an important section of the company's huge plant. NOTED RED ESCAPES FROM SIBERIA months ago and the governor ot Anatui says he cannot guarantee the safe keeping of Sasanoff and Sikorif sky, the other terrorists implicated in the assassination of M. Plehve, be cause revolutionary agents who ar ranged the escapes of Gerschrnin and Melnikoff are lavishly supplied with money and have the sympathy of the whole population. FORESTALLING ELECTION. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Bvealag Tlmea. Newark, N. J., Nov. 1.—The Public Service corporation, which controls all the trolley lines, electric light and gae plants in northern New Jersey, to day put into effect reduced car rates over a large part of its system. An nouncement is made that marked re ductions in the price of electric light ing and gas are also contemplated. This move on the part of the corpora tion is believed to have been influenced by the fact that at next week's elec tions a number of municipalities are to vote on the question of building their own lighting plants.