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The Brightest, Newsiest and Beat Evening Newspaper la North Dakota. VOL. 1, NO. 879. FELLOWS GAVE TALK State Engineer Honored National Drainage Con gress. SPOKE 01 THE SUBJECT, SE Believes In Government Bather Private or Corporation Supervision —Says Acres of Land Can be Reclaimed at One-Tenth Cost— Ralph ef Croekstoa Present Aaaeetate* PIM to The BVUIK TIKM. Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 6.—Sev eral additional delegates arrived today when the second day's session of the National Drainage congress was called to order. Along program made np of papers and speeches on topics effecting drainage and irrigation was arranged. Among those who were ex pected to participate in the day's ses sion were George A» Ralph, engineer for the Minnesota drainage commis sion, with a speech on the "Reclama tion of Waste Lands in Minnesota." Others were: H. M. Wilson, geograp her, United States geological survey, C. J. Blanchard, statistician. United States reclamation service El wood Mead, chief of Irrigation and drainage Investigations Lewis A. Aehbaugh, associate professor of civil engineer ing Iowa state college, and "Our drainage problems," by A. L. Fellows, state engineer of North Dakota. Engineer Fellows traced the history of the irrigation question, claiming that had early civilisation started on the Pacific coast, irrigation would have been the rale rather thaa the ex ception. Questions of water rights by persons owning irrigating projects caused men to hesitate before spending vast sums of money furthering their ideas, he said. Whether or not this work shall be left to private irrigation and drain age corporations, was discussed fuliy by Mr. Fellows. Great profits accru ing from the sale of drained or ir rigated lands made it he said, a pro position of Interest to other than in vestors, who would prefer that the government should not' exercise su pervision over this gigantic problem. He made a strong plea for govern ment control, believing the national government should have supervision over the preliminary1 eiirvtey,' drgftni sation, advertising tor bids, letting of contracts, acceptance of work, main- AwieUtea M^il* The Evtlllg Ttaea. Ashtabula, &, Dec. 6.—John H. Ke jampas, a Finn, while drunk late last night, ran amuck armed with a revolv er and a knife, attacking nearly every one he met, with the result that five VILLJI6E HAVM6JTS TROUBLE Matters In Hatten Were Getting Seri ous When a Car of Coal Arrived On the Scene. The village of Hatton, in Traill county, just across the line from Grand Forks county, is just at present suf fering very seriously from the effects of a coal shortage. Anent this matter today's Free Press says: The terrible condition of the city for the past few days on account of the shortage of coal was partially relieved on Monday, when a car of the black nuggets arrived. The coal was re ceived by the St. Anthony & Dakota Lumber company, and before It was fairly at a stand still on the side track, nineteen wagons were on the scene trying to get all they could carry away. Mr. I. Tilden was on the car, and he Informed the people that they could only have their share of the coal, and that they would have to get In line and accept when their turn came. He said that only one car had been re ceived, and that they would have to do the best they could with that amount The situation here had just about turned to a serious point when this car arrived, many of our citlsens be ing formed to borrow fuel in order to be warm. But even this 'borrowing of coal had given out, and noarly every bit of coal In the city had been con sumed when this one, lone, single car came along. North Dakota—Fair lonlghtj light Friday warmer. tenance of systems and Improvements along comprehensive lines, which, he asserted, would do away with petty grafts. Fellows stated that seventy five million acres of land now await ing reclamation by drainage at one tenth of the cost of such an amount of lend, could be made tillable by Irri gation. CONTEST FOB CONTROL. Aaaoetate* PRH to The Hmtag Times. Boston, Mass., Dec. 6.—For a second time within a few months the 16,000 members of the Boot and Shoe Work ers' union throughout the country are ,•1.' for national officers. The specuu v..™on is due to a dispute in the cast of the ballots in the recent referendum vote. The minority of the board of inspectors threw out the vote Of whole unions where irregularities occurred and declared John F. Tobin elected president and ColUs B. Lovely vice-president. The majority of the board declared the irregularities incon sequential and awarded the offices to Thomes B. Htckey, president, and Charles Murray as vice-president. To bin and Lovely have held the offices tor many years. Hickey fought to have his election stand, but the executive council Insisted upon a new election. Tobin represents the conservative, and Hickey the radical wings of the union. U. S. SHrWGHAN6E Small Money Oonspicnons in Many Localities by Its Great Scarcity. Aaaeetato* Preaa to The Bveatag Ttaea. Washington, Dec. 6.—The secretary of the treasury today Issued the fol lowing open letter to all banking In stitutions of the United States. "A very marked scarcity of small bills is noticeable everywhere, and the treas ury Is .powerless to relieve. In the absence of legislation allowing na tional banks to issue a larger pro portion of their circulation In de nominations of five dollars, the banks themselves must be relied upon to al leviate the strain as far as possible. There are in circulation nearly fifteen pillion dollars In silver certificates of the denomination of ten dollars. Many of these are doubtless packed away In the vaunts of the various bank ing institutions, and held as reserve. Permit -«e respectfully to ask that each institution, Mate and national, search the money in its vaults and send these ten dollar sliver certificates to the treasury. They will promptly be converted Into ones and twos to the very great relief of the country. It Is the only remedy." NOT TILL MARCH. Trial of Harry K. Thaw for Harder Pat Off Onee More. AHMIIM Preaa to The Bveata* Ttaea. New York, Dec. 6.—The trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder of Sanford White, the architect, will not begin until March or April of next year, unless District Attorney Jerome consents to rearrange his court cal-r endars. This was the announcement made today at the district attorney's office. Astabula, Ohio, Finn Ran Amuck men' were* motto or- leas seriously in jured and Kejampas'Alee dead at the morgue. He was shot by a policeman who killed him after a long struggle and just as Kejaanpa was getting the best of the fight. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Hrealag Ttaea. New York, Dec. 6.—It Is scarcely an exaggeration to say that New Yorkers are counting the days until the trial of Harry K. Thaw, elayer of Stanford White, the noted architect, shall be gin. The American metropolis dearly loves a famous murder trial, and the trial about to begin promises to be one of the most famous in the criminal history of New York. The prominence of the Thaw family socially, the wealth of his parents, the circumstances sur rounding the young man's marriage to Evelyn Nesblt, and the spectacular scene In the midst of which he fired the bullets into the breast of the man who, he asserted, had betrayed his wife, all add interest to the trial. It is not always easy to account for the intense interest that the public displays in murder cases. Almost every day adds to the list of homicides in Greater New York, but it is only at intervals of about two years that the great city is aroused by one of those cases that become famous and are remembered after all the participants have passed from the scene. The rec ords would seem to show that if a love Intrigue is involved in the case it is most apt to attract wide attention. Deep mystery, extraordinary brutality or flendlshness .and the social promin ence of the principals oftentimes serve to attract the public attention. Murdor accompanied by robbery seldom at tracts more than a passing notice from the public at large. In the cue of Edward 8. Stokes a love Intrigue and the wealth and prom CITY BRIDE MY SET FOR f,amily of H*88 plicable to them. CROCHETT.PCL8IFER WEDDING. Associated Preaa to The Bveilag Tinea. New York, Dec. 6.—At the home of the brtde's parents at Glen Ridge, N. J., Miss Alice Pulslfer, daughter of Fred K. PulSifer, a wealthy and well known New Yorker, was married today to Thomas Boyd Crockett Mr. Crock ett belongs to an old Virginia .family anxl was formerly a lieutenant in the regular army. Some time ago he gave tip his military career to enter business in New York. Mr. and Mrs. Crockett will spend their honeymoon on a large ranch which the bride owns near the Yellowstone park. KM. ROW RpDMON STOUT Instructor on Piano in Wesley College Conservatory of Music. JUSTICE WISWELL DEAD. Aaaaetate4 Preaa to The Bveilag Time*. Boston, Mass., Dec. 5.—Chief Justice Andrew P. Wiswell of the Maine su preme court died suddenly at Hotel Touraine in this otty yesterday of heart disease. Aaaoelated Preaa to The Eveatac Ttaea. Washington, D. C., Dec. 6.—That the commercial, agricultural, manufactur ing and the consuming and producing elements of all sections of the United States have at last been aroused to the necessity of demanding that a large proportion of the revenues of the gen eral government be devoted to the improvement of rivers and harbors was evidenced by the large and rep resentative attendance today at the opening *f the third annual session of the National Rivers and Harbors congress. Numerically the gathering is the larg est, eyer held in-this country in. the,, interest of waterway and harbor im provements. Its pensonel also is such aa to give great weight to its expres inence of both the slayer and his vic tim all combined to make it one of the most famous cases In the criminal history of America. The tragedy oc curred in 1871, but is still vividly re membered by all old New Yorkers. Stokes was a man of considerable wealth, a very energetic and promising business man who, nevertheless, had not fortified himself against the temp tations of a fashionably dissipated life in New York. He shot and killed "Jim" FUsk, one of the notorious characters of his day, long the partner of Jay Gould. Added interest was given the crime by the general belief that It wns actuated by jealousy between the two men over the notorious "Josie" Mans field. Subsequent developments tended to show that the real cause was that Stokes believed that Fisk was trying to ruin him in his business. Stokea was tried several times. The first trial re sulted in a verdict of guilty and a sen tence of death. The end of it was that he served several years In states pris on and upon his release returned to New York a broken down man. Another famous case of a quarter of a century ago was that of John C. Colt, convicted of the murder of a creditor. The unusual means taken to dispose of the victim's body was one of the features that attracted attention to this case. Colt was a business man of good standing in the community. Infuriated by a persistent creditor, he attacked and killed the man, put the body In a box and shipped it to New Orleans. All of the wealth of Mr. Colt's brother, who was the inventor of the revolver, was placed at the disposal of A SQUARE OKAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1906. Willow City, N. p., Dec. 6.—A ripple of excitement was caused here on Wednesday when it became known that Miss Tressie Dahl, a winsome young lady of a prominent fam ily, who was to have been led to the altar of marriage yesterday by a prosperous ranch man of Montana, had suddenly and unaccountably disapneared. The prospective bridegroom arrived in willow City on Monday night to greet his fair one, and after spending twenty-four hours with his fiance's family, left for Bottineau to secure the necessary marriage permit. In his absence the young lady disappeared without giving her relatives any notice or intimation of her intention. Upon the lover's return, he was informed of the girl's strange disappearance. ,Tlle Dahl LAB6ESHOEFAGTORY WRECKED AT LYNN Terrific Explosion of Boilers and Subsequent Fire Causes $450,000 Loss. OTHER HEMtBY BIML0IR6S WERE ALSO COIPtEIEUf HEMMED Gale Afterward Spread Flame* Which Bnrned Over Twe Acres of Build ings—-Aid Sent From City ef Boston —People Were Injvei Bnt None Are Expected to Die. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Brnlig Ttaea. Lynn, Mass., Dec. 6.—The boilers of the P. J. Harney Shoe Manufacturing company, of this city, blew up this morning and at! least |2 people are reported injured. The explosion* be aides shattering the Vlg four-etory factory of the Haraey •company, wrecked several buildings nearby in a crowded manufacturing district A heavy southeast gale toon drove the flames beyond the control 0 the local fire department across thfc«Bc«ton and Main railroad tracks, ami help was called from Boston. In an hour's time, two acres in the west Lynn dis trict had been burned over. The first finna to be burned out or wrecked 'by the explosion were: P. J. Harney Shoe company, Tufts and Friedman,: a shoe company, H. P. DIMS Oil IE TO heart-broken over the affair, which is altogether inex Harbors Congress Convenes sed opinions.. Hundreds of business men are present as representatives of commercial bodies, river improvement associations, maritime exchanges, chambers of commerce and other or ganized bodie* In many pfrts of the country. The Pacific const has die-, played an equal interest with the Mis sissippi valley commonwahlths, and the states bordering the gulf and the Atlantic hy sending targsasised dele gations to the conferences The initial Session todsy^ was taken up largely with the neoessary plelim lnaries. As soon a* thesewere dispos ed of the congress entersd upon Its real business. The session are to. continue over tomorrow. It la not the purpose of the congress to work for Several Famous Murder Trials Are Recalled the counsel retained for Mr. Colt's defense. But Colt was convicted and was presumed to have commltteed sui cide an hour or two before execution. At the hour set for execution fire broke out in the upper part of the tombs, and in the confusion Colt wae for a few minutes forgotten. What was said to be his dead body was found In his cell. Yet a tradition has always prevailed that the fire was apart of a conspiracy by means of which Colt could escape and a substituted body be placed in hie cell. The more recent case of Roland Molineaux is still well remembered. With the exception of Stokes, Molin eaux was the only man of high family connection of considerable wealth and good business character who has for many years been tried in this city for murder In the first degree. The date of the alleged crime was Dec. 28, 1898. The charge was the murder of Mrs. Katharine J. Adams by sending her cyanide of mercury under the guise of a headache cure. It was alleged that the poison was Intended for another and that Mrs. Adams was given the fatal dose by mistake. Love and a desire for revenge were declared to be the motlvea The first trial of Molin eaux began Nov. 14, 1899, and lasted nearly three months. He was found guilty and sentenced to death In the electric chair. A new trial was grant ed and three years after the date of the alleged murder the young man was acquitted. The general impression was that Molineaux had been the victim of a great mistake or a diabolical con spiracy. As many thousands as could Hood, creamery, Boston and Main West Lynn railroad station, Jacobs Leather Stock company, M. J. Worth ley Shoe company and twelve dwell ings occupied by negroes. At 9 o'clock the police reported that apparently no persons had been killed. They had taken to the hospital up to that time nine injured. Three of these were but slightly hurt, and hasty ex amination seemed to Indicate that the other six were not fatally hurt The financial loss will be about 1450,000. MISS LENA LEONARD Instructor in Voice la Wesley College Conservatory of Music. SAVED FROM SCAFFOLD. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Kvealnflf Ttaea. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 6.—The pardon board today commuted the death sentences of Jesse and Milton Rawl Ings to life imprisonment. (amy particular appropriation or 'to urge the improvement of any special stream, but to discuss the matter in its general aspects, and to urge upon con gress the, appropriation of at least fifty millions annually tor the improve pient of the rivers and harbors of the country. The average appropriations for the past ten years has been lees than twenty millions and the condi tions of the waterways of the country show this to have been ridiculously inadequate. The effort before congress will, be to have the rivers and harbors bill upon a plane with other govern ment appropriations and commensurate in size to its bearing upon the econ omic and cominercial welfare of the nation. pack themselves Into the narrow streets surrounding the criminal court building cheered the young man upon his release. The cheering masses fol lowed the Molineaux carriage down Center street and gave a parting shout as it whirled across the Brooklyn bridge and bore the young man to the home of his loyal parents. The next famous caee that enter tained the New York public and gave the yellow journals an opportunity to display their largest type was that ot "Nan" Patterson, the Florodora girl, who three times faced the court on a charge of murdering her sweetheart "Caesar" Young, a bookmaker, while •riding in a hansom cab. The youth and beauty of the girl and the story of her love affair with Young, a married man, gave interest to the case. After passing an entire summer in the tombs the girl was brought to trial in Nov ember, 1904. After the trial had pro gressed one of the jurors was taken ill, and this resulted in a postponement. Two years ago today Miss Patterson was brought into court for her second trial. It continued to Dec. 23, when the jury, after long deliberation, dis agreed. It was said to stand six to six. On April 17, 190S, the third trial •began before Recorder Goff. With the disagreement of the jury at this trial the famous case ended, the district attorney concluding that the chances ot securing a conviction were not suf filclent to warrant the expense of an other trial. The case had probably at tracted more public attention than any other case of its kind in the history of New York. During the trials crowds MICHIGAN FRUIT GROWERS. Aaaaetated Preaa to Tlni lUmalaj T'—« Benton Harbor, Mich Dec. 6 —Ben ton Harbor, the center of one of the moet important fruit producing sec tions of the country, today gave wel come to scores of fruit growers gath ered from all parts of the state. The occasion was the opening of the thirty sixth annual meeting of the Michigan state horticultural society. President C. E. HadseTl of Troy presided over the sessions which were held in the opera house. -The speakers included leading growers and fruit experts of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. The con vention will continue through the re mainder of the week. GIRL ACQUITTED. Kansas Girl Charged With Murder Freed By Jury. Anidtted Prfn Evtttif IXMAngeles, TIT» Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dec! 6.—The jury in the case of ESmrna Rlpke, the Hanover, Kansas girl charged with the murder of Frank K. Potts on the night of Oct 15, last, late yesterday after noon returned a verdict of not guilty. The jury was out 30 minutes. The case hinged on the question of whether Potts committed suicide or was shot by the girl, and the evi dence Introduced to show that Potts had frequently threatened to commit suicide, apparently outweighed that of the prosecution nwiwiii Girl Telegraph Operator at Desota, Kansas, Struck by Robber. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Bmlig Ttaea. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 6.—A robber early today rendered Miss Zona Heckert, night operator at Desota, Kas., unconscious with a blow from a wagon spoke, robbed the depot money drawer and escaped. Mta» Heckert was found unconscious lying near the station. She recovered con sciousness later and said her assail ant was a white man about 25 years old. The description fits that of a private in Co. I of th* 'engineer corps, who escaped yesterday from the federal military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kas. PACIFIC C0A8T LEAGUE. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Ereala* Tinea. Cal., Dec. 6.—The annual meeting of the Pacific coast baseball -league, tor which the magnates and managers gathered in Los Angeles to day, promises to be one of the most important in the history of the organ ization. After formally awarding the championship pennant for the season of 1906 the meeting will take up the discussion of a numfber of important questions relating to the future of the league. The length of the league season will be discussed, but prob ably the most important business will be the making up of the circuit The dropping of Fresno will mean that another city must be chosen to fill the vacant berth. The claims of Salt Lake City and one or two other applicants will be given due consideration. Here for Funeral. Gov. E. Y. 8arle8 of Hillsboro and Mr. Sam McDonald of Fargo are in town to attend the funeral of Mr. W. B. Wood. thronged the streets to catch a glimpse of the defendant as she crossed the bridge of sighs between the tombs and the criminal courts. The case of Albert T. Patrick, a law yer of previous good standing, and a man of apparently refined tastes and comfortable means, who was convicted of the murder of William Marsh Rice, an aged and eccentric millionaire, has received so much publicity that its every detail is well known to the public. Patrick was arrested Oct. 4, 1900, but it was a year and a half be fore he was tried and convicted. For nearly five years he has been an occu pant of the death house at Sing Sing and the end is not yet. The wealth of the victim, the previous good standing of the accused and the doubt cast upon the confession of the valet Jones, the alleged accomplice of Patrick, all com bined to attract attention to this case. Since the trial public Interest In the case has been increased by the heroic and successful fight that Patrick has waged to escape the death chair. These trials have attracted more at tention than any others in recent years. But scarcely less interesting at the time were other cases, among them that of Dr. Buchanan, who was exe cuted for wife murder of Carlyle Har ris, who paid the death penalty for the murder ot beautiful Helen Potts of Dr. Kennedy, a Staten Island dentist who was sentenced to death for the murder of Dolly Reynolds, granted a new trial and freed, and ot the famous Guldensuppe case, in which the vic tim was decapitated and the remains thrown Into the river. THE EVENING TIMES Stands for North Dakota at all Tims and Under all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. Trans-Atlantic and African Liners to be Cut Off From Aid. (Menu OF BILL IIPPIIOIIED IK COMMITTEE Government Aid WW Then be Cen flned to Oriental and South Ameri can Liners—Senator Beveridge Would Make Meat Inspection Act Even Mere Stringent. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Bveafaui Times. Washington, Dec. 6.—The modifica tion of the Galllnger ship subsidy bill was suggested by Chairman Grosvener at today's meeting of the house com mittee on merchant marine and fisher ies. He expressed willingness to strike out the subsidiaries for trans Atlantic and Afrlcau steamship lines, thus confining the government aid to Oriental and South American lines. No vote was taken, but Grosvener will prepare a revised bill for the consideration of the committee. In its changed form the Gallinger bill which already has passed the senate, will conform to the ship-subsidy rec ommendation made by Secretary Root in his Kansas City speech. Senator Beveridge introduced a bill today to amend the meat inspection act by requiring that the cost of in spection shall be paid by the packers. Another amendment requires that the date of inspection and packing or canning shall be placed upon each package. ROOSEVELT'S GUEST. Aaaaetated Preaa ta The Bvaalac Ttaea. Washington, Dec. 6.—Governor Elect Hughes of New York will be the guest of President Roosevelt Wednesday, Dec. 12. WITNESS WOULDN'T WORK." Another Incident In the Shea Trial on In Chicago. Aaaaetated Preaa ta The Errata* Ttaea. Chicago, Dec. 6.—The attorneys for the defense In the Shea trial today made vigorous efforts to obtain from Joseph Schultz, the witness of yester day, who told on direct examination of the slugging of non-union men, and of the throwing of acid eggs at horses, an admission that he had been promised certain inducements to plead guilty. Schultz, however, de clared that he had made the plea of his free will, and said that he ex pected to be sent to the penitentiary... When a man has a big bunch .pt railroad passes.he takes great pride in showing them. Palace Of Peace At The Hague Aaaaetated Preaa to The Brnlif Ttaea. The Hague, DeO. 6—According to the local press the Dutch architects who took part In the competition foe the design of the Palace of Peace1 hfte made a protest against the decision of the jury in selecting M. Oordonnler's design, the execution of which cost more than the amount available for the purpose, thereby making it possible, for Mr. Carnegie's gift to become the subject of litigation. The architects demand that the award shall be set aside basing their claim on the jury's admission that they had not adhered to the conditions of the competition. "IE HUB" OPENS SOON New Playhouse In Winnipeg Is Nearly Completed Will Mesa Better Shews In Grand Forks. The new quarter million dollar play house which has been In course of building at Winnipeg for the past six months, will be informally opened to the public in two weeks. At the bequest of the Walker Bros., who own the theatre, the Winnipeg papers took up in their columns the proposition of a name for the new opera house, popular expression being requested. Those favoring as the name "The Walker," were greater in number than the entire number fa voring all other names combined. The formal opening of "The Wal ker," will take place probably around the first of the year. The completion of the new play house will have considerable effect up on the quality of shows Grand Forks theater-goers will be permitted to wit ness in future, for the reason that many fine companies have refused to be routed Into Grand Forks, except ing they could also make a stand of a night or two in Winnipeg. WOULDN'T TALK. Aaaaetated Preaa to The Eveatag Ttaea. Washington, Dec. 6—Viscount Aoki, the Japanese ambassador, today called at the state department and had a half hour's talk with Secretary Root. Beyond admitting that he dis cussed with the secretary the test case to be brought in the courts of San Francisco, who regard to the admission of Japanese to the public schools of California, he would «ay nothing.