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11M Brightest, Newsiest and Beat
Evening Newspaper In North Dakota.
VOL. 1, NO. 291
Several Important Appropria
tion Bills Will be on
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
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.)
The Roosevelt Family Will
Spend Day at Executive
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
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
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.
Parisian Residents Stirred Up
by Awfulness of
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
.'. ,V .:•• -.V
Nine Killed and Thirty-Seven Injured in Awful Crash
of Soo Trains at Enderlin. N. D., Yesterday Morning
President Roosevelt Has Is
sued an Appeal for Funds
for Sufferers.
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
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
"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
Aaiioctated 1'reaa Cable to The Evening
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
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.
North Dakota—Fair tonight and
Tuesday. Warmer in east portion
tonight. Colder Tuesday.
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.
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.
Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The Ovealic
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.
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.
The Pope Visited by Members of the
Sacred College in Body.
Anaoelated Preati Cable to The Evening
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.
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
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
The following is a list of wreck vic
tims furnished by the Soo general
The Dead.
Body sent to Maple Lake, Minn.
H. J. VOLKERING, Ananioose, N. D.
X. D.
X. D.
Stands for North Dakota at all Time*
and Under all Circumstances.
Every Passenger, Except Two In the Smoking Car,
Either Killed or Injured—Special Train With
Doctors and Nurses Rushed to the Scene From
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.
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.
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.
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."-
X. D.
W. R. DAXIELSOX, Sheldon, N. D.
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.

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