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/i ./ 'X 3 .' W l'' THE EVENING TIKES 11M Brightest, Newsiest and Beat Evening Newspaper In North Dakota. VOL. 1, NO. 291 Several Important Appropria tion Bills Will be on "Tap." SENATE RW OPPOSE ACTIONS Iff THE HOUSE First Bill Which the Reassembled Congress Will Touch Is the Legis lative Executive and Judicial Appro priation Bill Caring for Members of Senate, House and Judiciary. (By E. C. Snyder.) Washington, D. C., Dec. 24.—Short ly after congress re-assembles, tihe senate will take up the legislative executive and judicial appropriation bill. This is the act which carries appropriations for the salaries of nearly all executive departments of the government as •well as the pay of members of the bouse and senate and of the judiciarj'. When the bill was up in the house last week.-an attempt wafl made to provide for an increase of the compensation of senators ana members up to sevemty-five hundred dollars a year. But the attempt failed, very largely because members were afraid to vote for the increase, al though it is doubtful if there is really one in the entire body who was not prayerfully anxious that the amend ment would go through. As usual, many members who were afraid to vote for their own interests are ex pecting that the senate will restore the appropriation when the measure comes up in the upper house next week. But it is more than likely that in stead of doing Wihat the 'house really wants to 'have done the senate will resent tihe action Of the lower branch in adding fifteen hundred dollars a year to the compensation of at least half its own membership. Ten or twelve yeans ago the house concluded that each member was entitled to a clerk. The senate has for a great many years allowed each member of that body the privilege of appointing a clerk OT private secretary. The names of the employes are placed upon the regular roll and they are paid, just as other employes are paid, by the disbursing officer. If one dies or resigns the salary of course ceases. The members of the liouse are entitled to clerks or secretaries equally with tihe senators. This fact dawned upon the members of the house some ten years ago and they voted themselves twelve hundred dollars a year each for clerical assistance, with the pro viso that the member must certify that he had paid or had agreed to pay one hundred dollars during the pre ceding month for such 'assistance. This year the house has increased the (Continued on Page 4.) AT WHTE The Roosevelt Family Will Spend Day at Executive Mansion. A STRENUOUS OAT FOR THE PRESIDENT Continuous Stream of Messengers and Delivery Men Has Been Calling at The White House for a Week Past— President Refuses to Give Out the List of Numerous Family Gifts. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Bniiif Times. Washington, Dec. 24.—The Roose velt family is expected to spend Christmas day ait the White House, though there has been some talk oi the spending of «wo or three days at Mrs. Roosevelt's country place in Vir ginia. There will be no family Christmas tree at the White House. The older Roosevelt children have, of course, outgrown such things, while for the youngsters they may have all the Christmas tree festivities they de sire at the homes of relatives and in timate friends, including the Cowles and the Henry Cabot Lodges. At the conclusion of breakfact to morrow morning the family may be expected to assemble in. the library on the second floor of the White House and there will be an exchange of gifts. Congressman and Airs. Long worth will, of course, be of the family party. President Roosevelt will attend ser vices at the Dutch Reformed church and Mrs. Roosevelt and other mem bers of the family will walk over to St. John's Episcopal church for the morning services. The president is expected to go horse back riding In the afternoon, and in the evening there will be a family dinner party. The president has declined to give out the list of the family gifts, but there is no question about them being numerous, as is evidenced by the con tinuous stream ot n. jssengers and de livery men who have been calling at the executive mansion during the past week. Among the diplomatic corps Christ mas will be observed with the usual elaborate ceremonies. Nearly every embassy and legation will have its Christmas tree. At the Austrian em bassy, the Brazilian embassy and other diplomatic homes where there are children there will b$ great fes tivities. Mohammedanism will be tem porarily forgotten in the Turkish lega tion, and even the Confucian sons of the Chinese minister will combine with the dozen other children of the em bassy in a genuine American frolic. Even an optimist is apt to backslide when he has a boil on the back of his neck. 1 HERBERT KNOX SMITH, NEW COMMISSIONER OF CORPO RATIONS. Herbert Knox Smith Is one of the young men wlioin President Roosevelt Is advancing In pnbllc place. He Is to succeed James It. Garfield as commis sioner of corporations when the latter becomes secretary of the Interior. Mr. flmith has been assistant commissioner of corporations for three years. He is a New Englander, thirty-seven years old, was educated at Yale and waa a lawyer In Hartford until his appointment under Mr. Garfield. Mr. Smith l« a ?. M. O. A. worker. & POLICE Parisian Residents Stirred Up by Awfulness of Crimes. MORE THAN ONE HONORED CHILDREN NOHOERED Bodies of Babes Cut Vp and Horned by Midwife living in Vivienne Quarter of Paris—Servant Impli cated In the Butchery—No Deaths Reported From Establishment. Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The Bvealas Tlmea. Paris, Dec. 24.—A midwife living in the Vivlenne quarter has been arrested on the charge of the systematic mur der of new-born infants. The atten tion of the police was attracted by the fact that no deaths of children were reported from the establishment and an investigation resulted in the dis covery that the midwife, with the com plicity of the servants, had cut up and burned the bodies of children in a big stove in the dining room of the midwife's residence. The evidence ob tained indicates that 120 children were murdered by the two women. CATHOLIC SUPERIORS' MEETING. ANMM-laled l'rv«» to The Kvenlnii l'tuip Dallas, Texas, Dec. 24.—The super iors of the southern province of the Ursuline order are gathering in this city for their periodical convention, which will be in session about one week. The southern province embraces all that part of the United States south of the northern boundary ol Illinois. In addition to many routine matters to be considered the convention will consider the question of a location for the provincial headquarters. BABY DEDICATED TO LABOR. Amoclaled Proa* to The Kvetiltiu rime*. Chicago, Dec. 24.—Organized labor in America is to receive its youngest recruit tomorrow in the person of Lee Glessner Creel, the 2-year-old son of H. H. Creel, a well known labor edi tor. The youngest is to become a member of the allied printing trades council, and all the ceremonies cus tomary to the occasion will be gone through. The same youngster came into prom inence last September, when a bap tism was held to consecrate his life to the cause of organized labor. The ceremony was performed in St. James' Methodist church by the Rev. Dr. Mil ner, representing tne department ot church and labor of the Presbyterian church. CHRISTMAS AT THE QUIRINAL. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Home, Dec. 24.—There is no cmcnl celebration at the Quirinal, but King Victor Emmanuel, Queen Eleanor, the little princesses and their baby broth er do not forget that it is Christmas. The royal children have their Christ mas tree, and the old-time Roman urn of fate is also set up in the palace, from which they and the children of the court draw presents by lot. The little ones also know that tonight "Befana," a lady Santa Claus, will come to the palace with mysterious gifts if they have been good children. The children are too young yet to be taken to the precepie, the great spectacle of the seaison In the Italian churches, when living figures present the sacred tableau of the child in the manger, with the shepherds keeping watch, while beautiful pastoral mu sic is played. taaoclated Preaa Cable to The Rvealaa Tlmea. London, Dec. 24.—In accordance with their custom of many years the king and queen will celebrate Christ mas at their Norfolk home. There have been occasions when a shadow was hung over the observances at Christmas, but all is bright and pro pitious for this Christmas' festivities. No one is more careful of her observ ance of Christmas than Queen Alex andra, and the king and queen cele brate the festival in a really old fash ioned manner. For some days their majesties have been busy sending out presents. The queen's gifts to her In timate friends are legion, but Sin takes infinite pains with her presents for tihe children. Seasonable messages and gifts hav^ been dispatched to Norway, Denmark, Germany, Russia and Greece. But not only to the little ones of her own household and rela tives does the queen give her I 'ill .'. ,V .:•• -.V A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS. NORTH DAKOTA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1906. Nine Killed and Thirty-Seven Injured in Awful Crash of Soo Trains at Enderlin. N. D., Yesterday Morning JOYFUL DAY CHINA APPALL ED BY DIRE FAMINE President Roosevelt Has Is sued an Appeal for Funds for Sufferers. MILLIONS ARE ON VERGE OF STARVATION District Covering 40,000 Square Miles Supporting Population of IS,000,000 Destituted by Floods—President Asks for Use of Transports to Carry Aid to Starving Millions. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Bvealac Tinea.. Washington. Dec. 24.—President Roosevelt has issued a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to contribute funds for the re lief of millions of I famine sufferers in China, who are oi the verge of star vation. The president says that he will ask congress for authority to use government transport vessels to carry food to the famine-stricken region. The proclamation follows: "The people of the United States: "There is an appalling famine in China. Throughout a district cover ing over forty thousand square miles and supporting a population of fifteen million, the crops have been destroyed by floods and millions' of people are on the verge of starvation: thousands of dwellings have licen destroyed and their inmates are without homes. An urgent appeal has been made for the assistance of the United States. "Our people have often under simi lar conditions of distresses in other countries responded generously to sucj! appeals. Amid our abounding prosperity and in this holiday season of good will to man assuredly we should do our part to aid the unfor tunate and relieve the distressed among the people of China to whom we have been allied for so many years in friendship and kindness. "I shall ask congress upon its next day of session for authority to use in our transport vessels to carry flour and other food to the famine stricken region. "I recommend that contributions for the purchase of such food and for other appropriate relief be sent to the American National Red Cross, which will) take care of the expenditures. Such contributions may be made either through the local Red Cross treasurers, or through the department of state, or may be sent directly to Mr. Charles Hallarn Keep, Red Cross treasurer, United Stated treasury de partment, Washington D. C. (Signed) Theodore Roosevelt." The Red CroxK Appeal. New York, Dec. 24.—The New York branch of the American Nation al Red Cress society has issued an appeal for help for the famine stricken people of China. Contributions of money are desired with which to pur chase flour and other food stuffs to be shipped by the Red Cross to China for the relief of the sufferers. Official reports obtained by the state department at the request of the Red Cross, the appeal says, shows that millions of people are on the verge of starvation. MURDERED COMMANDER. Aaiioctated 1'reaa Cable to The Evening TlineH. Lukow, Poland, Dec. 24.—Colonel Obroucheff, commander of the Eighty first Infantry has been killed on his estate near here by an unknown man. thoughts at this time of year, but the royal omnibuses may be seen travers ing London in all directions and stand ing outside the various hospitals while the royal footmen deliver the pack ages and gifts which contain the queen's presents for the little in mates. Quite a family party has gathered at Sandringham for the Christmas festivities. At York cottage the chil dren of the prince and princess of Wales will awake tomorrow morning to enjoy the pleasures which a visit of Santa Claus brings to all children. All the members of the royal family attend services at the parish church on Christmas morning. After lunch eon, while the household servants are enjoying their Christmas dinner, the king and queen, the princesses, ani, others of the house party usually go for a quiet saunter through Sand ringham gardens, visiting the stables and kennels. Switching Freight Train. THE WEATIIER. North Dakota—Fair tonight and Tuesday. Warmer in east portion tonight. Colder Tuesday. FATALLY STABBED. Chicago, Dec. 24.—In a fight on State street last night in the presence of many persons, Robert Mehring, 25 years old, was fatally stabbed by John Connors,, aged 24. Mehring died with in a few minutes after receiving the -wound. The cause of the fight is not known to the police. WILL GRADUATE. Aaaoclated*' Preaa. to-The Evening Tlmea. Washington, Dec. 24.—Ninety-six of the Filipino students now in this country will complete their four years course in different colleges, technical and high schools next spring and all of these students who pass the required civil service examination will be given positions in the public ser vice in- the Philippines. WANT MONEY AND ARTILLERY. Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The Ovealic Tlmea. Madrid, Dec. 24.—The foreign min ister replying to a question in the chamber of deputies today said that Spain was still trying to secure the restitution of the artillery left in Cuba when the treaty of Paris was signed and was also continuing nego tiations to secure the recognition of Spanish debts of the island. PART OF TOWN TO RE SOLD. Aaaoclated' Preaa to- The Evening Time*. Little Rock., Ark., Dec. 24.—In ac cordance with an order of the court there will be sold shortly at public auction a large part of the town of Mammoth Springs, Ark., including one of the largest flour mills in the north ern sections of the state, a cotton mill and more than five hundred city !ots. The town was founded many years ago by capitalists who have Sine testified that he had since died or retired from active business. The mills were built and dams constructed to furnish the power for them. For a time the town en joyed considerable prosperity, but failing to agree upon plans for its further development it has been de cided best to let all the property go under the hammer. EXCHANGED GREETINGS. The Pope Visited by Members of the Sacred College in Body. Anaoelated Preati Cable to The Evening Tlmea. Rome, Dec. 24.—Members of the sacred college went in a body today to the pope to present their Christmas greetings. The pontiff received them in his private library and conversed cordially with all the distinguish 1 pi-elates, especially with Cardinal Ore glia, dean of the college. The er.ief topic of conversation was the situation in France. The pope said that the church will not flinch from the atti tude it has taken, no more concessions being possible, but he hoped that violence and persecution would soon result in better times. CHRISTMAS DAY IN NEW YORK. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Eveplng Tlmea. New York, Dec. 24.—Christmas day in New York will be marked by the customary universal suspension of business, and the- usual family re unions, and gorgeous outpouring of public and private charity. Arrange ments have been made to provide Christmas dinners for no less than 25,000 persons in the city hospitals and asylums, in missions and other benevolent institutions, supported by private charity and at the annual dis tribution of dinners by the Salvation Army, Volunteers of America and other organizations working along the same lines. In all the theatres of the city special Christmas matinees will be given as usual. In the evening the family dinner is served in the dining room. The king and queen, their children and grand children and a few intimate friends sit down in parties at small oval tables, prettily decorated with flowers and sprays of greenery. There is no imposing display of seasonable fare, but some of the chief dishes are cere moniously carried into the hall b, richly-liveried servants. This is par ticularly the case with the boar's head and the time-honored dishes of roast beef and plum pudding. After dinner adjournment is made, to the ball room, where the Christmas tree festivities are held. The distri bution of presents from the tree Is always an occasion for much mirth. The gifts destined for the children are presented to them by an old retainer dressed as Father Christmas, who en ters the ball room and distributes the toys. Accident Occurred at 2:10 A. M. Sunday Morning One Mile West ol Enderlin—East Bound Passen ger Train No. 106, of the Soo Line, Dashed Into Valley City. Special to The Gvealic Tlmea. Enderlin, X. D., Dec. 24.—Sunday morning at 2:10 one mile west of this city the Soo railroad suffered one of the worst accidents in its history when eastbound train No. 106 crashed into a freight train which was switch ing near a siding. The result of the catastrophe is a known death list of nine persons with thirty-seven (later reports say forty-one) in the hospital suffering with injuries more or less severe. One man died after removal to the hospital. The passengers who escaped un harmed helped in the work of rescue as soon as the air had cleared after the collision. A special train was rushed from Valley City carrying doc tors and nurses and on this account the suffering was perhaps not,so In tense as in similar accidents. Abundant and prompt relief has come to Enderlin both for clearing up the debris of the wreck of yesterday morning and for caring for the In jured, the latter at a small private hospital and at the hotel maintained by the Soo road. This being a division point all wrecking facilities were close at hand and the traffic is proceeding as usual today. A coroner's jury was empanelled last night and an investigation of the cause of the wreck is in progress to day. The engineer of the freight en been or- dered to move out west of town where he was to drop off a flagman to go ahead and stop the incoming passen ger train. The flagman testified that he had been sent on ahead of the en gine for nearly a half mile and that he not only placed two torpedoes on the track but waited and signalled the passenger train with his lantern as well. He swore that no attention was paid to his lantern signal and he could not say whether or not the torpedoes had exploded. The night was very foggy and the supposition is that the lantern signal was not seen and that the torpedoes failed to explode. The following is a list of wreck vic tims furnished by the Soo general offices: The Dead. CHARLES BACKUS, Bergen, X. D. Body sent to Maple Lake, Minn. H. J. VOLKERING, Ananioose, N. D. JOHN SATTERBURG. Ananioose, X. D. TONY GLEEX, (OR GLENN) Velva, X. D. THE EVENING TIMES Stands for North Dakota at all Time* and Under all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. Every Passenger, Except Two In the Smoking Car, Either Killed or Injured—Special Train With Doctors and Nurses Rushed to the Scene From NrS REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT G. COUSINS. One of the most Important of congressional committees Is that on foreign t(fairs. By the death of Congressman Hltt this committee now has a new chairman In the person of Robert G. Cousins of Iowa. Mr. Cousins leaped Into fame at one bound ten years ago when he made a startllngly eloquent speech in congress on the resolution to censure Ambassador Bayard on account of an Indiscreet speech. The young congressman's eloquence so Impressed his fel low legislators that It was necessary for the speaker to declare a recess while they congratulated him. He la an Iowan born, bred and educated. HANS0N Slightly Injured. Tony Plackteller, 1943 Oliver ave nue north, Minneapolis Joseph Labo, Buffalo, Minn. H. M. Backer, Donny brook, N. D. Albert Fairbanks, Car rington, N. D. J. J. Bolstad, Ender lin, N. D. Andrew Carlson, Annadale, Minn. R. C. Ryan, Graceville, Minn. Walter Jensen, Velva, N. D. Reuben Nelson, Velva, N. D. Conrad Nelson, Velva, N. D. TITO More Deatha. A telephone message from Minne apolis says that two of the injured in the wreck at Enderlin, died today, making a total of eleven dead as a result of the wreck. The names are not yet known. Of Roy.-il llirth. El Paso, Texas, Dec. 24.—T. J. Beresford of Mediciue Hat, Canada, reported dead in the Enderlin, N. D.. wreck is Delaval Beresford, younger brother of Admiral Ixird Beresford of the British navy, who has a ranch in the Sierra Madra mountains of Mex ico, south of El Paso and another at Medicine Hat, Canada. REPORT EARTHQUAKE. Berkely, Cal., Dec. 24.—The Oromi. seismograph at the student's obser vatory of the University of California recorded earthquake waves yesterday at 9 hours, 26 minutes, 35 seconds, Pacific standard time, which indicate at some distant point. Prof. A. O., Leuschner in charge, said: "Careful measurements of the seis mograph made by A. J. Champeux, give the following. Time of com mencement, 9 hours, 20 minutes, i'o seconds. Pacific standard time dur ation of the preliminary tremor, 1 minute 29 seconds duration of the second stage of the preliminary tremor, 6 minutes, 16 seconds dur ation of the strong motion, 11 minutes,. 3S seconds. "The motion is shown in east and west component only. The average period of the waves was 16 seconds."- i- J?* i| & •1 Aledicine D. J. BERSFORD, Canada. HERMAN" ROSENBLAUM, Hat, Velva, X. D. W. R. DAXIELSOX, Sheldon, N. D. Kenmare, OLE THOMPSON, Starbuck, Minn. Scrloiixly Mjiirec. William Sutton, Foley, Minn.: J. Miller, Minot, X. D. Ed Carlson! Parker Prairie, Minn. Heinrich Swanson, Velva, X. D. G. M. Brockett, 3325 Bryant avenue, south, Minne apolis Magne Langland, Decorah Iowa Charles McDiarmid, Kenmare. X. D. Henry Anderson, Bergen, N. D. Jason Halston, Balfour, N. D. Minot J. Sweet, Alevandria, Minn. L. M. Larson, Starbuck, Minn. H. H. Cole, 517 West Central avenue, St. Paul Engineer Frank Barnes, Ender lin, N. D„ taken to Swedish hospital, leg broken Harry Dizard, brakeman. Enderlin, N. D.