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THE EVENING TIMES
25* Brightest, Newsiest and Best Evening Newspaper In North Dakota. VOL. 1, NO. 299. 1HE FUtlM IMS It HERE BOY Minneapolis, Dec. 81.—C. I,. Anderson of Enderlin, X. I)., who was at the Brunswick, speaking of the recent disastrous wreck on the "Soo" at Enderlin, com mends 'highly the work done by Dr. Gerrisj^^-jw iihysidans at the ^**1 Anderson" ^^0g|—I Sarfffr Walsh, the flagman, was a men boy.'had been in the employ of the company only three weeks had never flagged a train before, and on the fatal night placed only two topedoes meaning "slow up." The engineer did not hear the torpedoes. PAT FARE OR WALK. Three Northern Minnesota Roads Said to Have Cut Off Passes South ern Lines Not So Unkind. Members of the legislature will have to "pay their fares or walk" in most parts of the state is the current re port of members who sought the covet ed bits of pasteboard. The three Northern roads ,it is said, have entered into an agreement to is sue no passes whatever, and have turned down all requests. Those liv ing along the line of the Southern roads have been a little more fortun ate but have had to Sign all kinds agreements in order to get transporta tion. Only one road, it 1B reported, is giving transportation without any re strictions. This means to the average legislator the absorption of his mileage, hereto fore saved, and the end of freer weekly trips home. Over Hundred Leaders and Members of Revolutionist Band Captured. PLOT TO KILL II NUMBER OF PERSONS LEARNED Iff ACCIDENT Editor of "The Barracks" Among Those in Dragnet of the Secret Police. Amelilel Pnu Cafcle to The ETUIM Tlmea. St. Petersburg, Dec. 31.—Acting on information furnished by a traitor, the police during the last few days captured over one hundred leaders and members of the St. Petersburg military organization of social demo crats, who were conducting a propa ganda in the army and navy. Among these taken into custody was the editor of a secretly published paper entitled "The Barracks," twen ty-five soldiers and several women. The police also arrested many mem bers of an important group of ter roristic serial revolutionists, and captured, according to report, a list of twenty-seven high officials who had been sentenced to death. Finally, it is asserted that the police accident ally obtained information which frus trated a plot to blow up a number of persons at a conference which was to be held in the near future. Spain Sends Warships. Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The Evening Times. Cadiz, Spain, Dec. 31.—'the Spanish armored cruiser Emperador Carlos V. and the battleship Pelace, have been ordered to sail for Tangier, Jan. 2. DR. LIPPINCOTT DEAD. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tinea. Los Angeles, Call'., Dec. 31.—Rev. Dr. Joshua Allan Lipplncott, widely known in east and middle west, both as a divine and as an educator, died bere last night. Death followed a brief ill ness. Eureka Springs Citizens Give Reception to Senator Oon victed of Bribery. Associated Preaa to The Evealng Tlmea. Eureka, Springs, Ark., Dec. 31.—Ex State Senator F. O. Butt, of this city, was given a farewell reception by the citizens of Eureka Springs, just prior to hlB departure for Little Rock, yes terday to surrender himself to author Hies and begin his prison sentence two years for bribery. Jt Government Takes Formal Possession of Immense Docks at Halifax, N. S. Aawctotei Press to The Bmlag Times. Halifax, N. S., Dec. 31.—One of the final steps in the plan of the home gov ernment to give the defences and mil itary equipment of the colonies into the hands of the colonial governments was taken today when the great Hali fax dockyards were formally trans ferred to the Canadian government. The Halifax dockyards is regarded as one of the finest plants of its kind in the empire, comprising many large buildings and wharves, covering in all about forty acres. Under the new arrangement Canada agree to keep up the efficiency of the equipment .and to «Uow the British, navy to use the .whyrves for coaling and- repairs. The qdmiralty retains the right of taking over the yards in the event of war. REVERLED BY MORS TO POLICE Passengers of Seaboard Line Express Robbed $800 and Jewelry. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Time*. Richmond, Va., Dec. 31.—Near La crosse, Va., on the seaboard air line, at 2.20 this morning, the passengers in the sleeper of Train No. 81, out of Richmond, were held up and robbed of about $800, besides jewelry. The robbers, two in number, got on at Richmond, as passengers, and one re mained in the day coach, while the other went through the sleeper. The Pullman conductor, while attempting to arrest the man robbing the pessen gers, was shot through the arm by the robber. The man then pulled the emergency brake cord, stopped the train, and, with his confederate, es caped to the woods. GENlWllTED" Mikado Invests Jap Officers of War With Russia With Decoration. Aaaoclated Preaa Cable to The Bnalig Tlmea. Tokio, Dec. 31.—The emperor today personally invested a number of high military and naval commanders with decorations for distinguished services in the Russo-Japanese war. Field Marshal Oyama, president of the gen eral staff of the Japanese army, Gen erals Kuroki and Noki and several other generals together with Admiral Togo received the first class decor ations of the golden kite. The Minot business men are already talking over plans for the entertain ment of the State Editorial associa tion next August. C0MMITTEET06ET POINTERS Special Educational Board of the Bap tist Convention Will Do Some Work Between Now and Next Meeting. The special educational committee of the Baptist convention of North Dakota will do some hard work be tween now and the next convention. At. the meeting held here it was de cided to circularize the state and get the sentiment of the Baptists on the proposition. Just before the conven tion, the committee will meet, com pare notes and then make their re port. It will then be up to the con vention to either reject or adopt th» report as it is made. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tinea. Washington, D. C., Dec. 31.—The list of the dead, as the result of the appalling wreck at Terra Cotta, on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad last night, had reached forty-seven at noon today. Inquiry at various hospi tals of the city, where the injured have been taken, shows a number of persons whose condition is regarded as hopeless. The injured number over fifty, nearly if not quite all of whom will recover. It hab been decided to postpone the coroner's inquest until Wednesday. This will be the first official step taken towards fixing the responsibility for the disaster. In the meantime It is understood railroad officials are making a searching in vestigation. Washington, D. C., Dec. 31.—The total number of the killed in a rear end collision on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at Terra Cotta, D. C., a block station three miles from Washington, last night, is estimated this morning at about forty, and the number of in jured at fifty. The wreck was caused by an engine drawing eight empty cars running into local No. 66, known as the Frederick express, just as the passenger train had pulled out from the station bound for this city. En gineer Kildebrand, who was in charge of the "dead" train, and who was ar rested shortly after the disaster, de clared that on account of a dense fog he was unable to distinguish the sig nal light at the Takoma Park block station. Tower Operator Phillips de clares that the danger signal was in its proper place and that Engineer Hildebrand's train passed the tower station going at a speed of from fifty to sixty miles an hour. Following Is a revised list of the dead: COL. ROBERT ANDERSON, New ark, Ohio. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tinea. New York, N. Y., Dec. 31.—That the remarkable Santa Claus commerce was not confined to New York alone was shown by the tremendous quantity of mail handled at the General Post Of fice here during the five days immed iately preceding the great winter holi day. In those five days more than five hundred million pieces of mail matter were received and dispatched. Near ly one quarter of this immense num ber were packages. Hundreds of men, working night and day, were practical ly buried under the great showers of Christmas gifts and Christmas greet ings. From every section of the coun try they came in a flood such as never was witnessed before—mute but at the same time eloquent reminders of the most prosperous and generally ob served Christmas season America has ever known. The lands beyond the seas, too, contributed more than their share. In the four days before Christmas six great ocean mail steam ships brought 10,000 pouches of let ters and packages from Europe. This is an increase of 33 per cent over the corresponding four jays of last year, the receipts in that period aggregat ing 7,500 bags. The steamship Ma jestic alone brought 4,600 pouches. These are not included in the four days receipts as they came in earlier in the week. Her mail cargo was a new record for transatlantic business. It was not by her Christmas busi Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. New York, Dec. 31.—The year just closing has been anything but a rosy one for the life insurance agent. But this, the final day, is the saddest of them all. It marks the end of the high commissions era. Tomorrow many of the most Important of the life insurance reforms enacted by the legislature following the report of the Armstrong investigation committee will become operative. The most Important of the new laws, at least from the agents' point of view, is that limiting the amount of money a company may spend to acquire new business. This law will affect the various companies different ly, but its effect on the agents will be pretty much the same all along the line. Averaged, it will amount to a shrinkage of between one-fifth and A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORES, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1906. Number of Unidentified Bodies Lie in the Morgues FANNIE AUSTIN, negress, Wash ington. LEWIS W. BALDWIN, about 40, East Orange, N. J. DR. E. OLIVER BELT, Washing ton, chief surgeon of the Episcopal eye, ear and throat hospital and sur geon for the Baltimore & Ohio rail road. EDWARD M. BELT, 7 years old, son of Dr. Belt. MISS CORNINE M. BEHRER, aged 19, Washington, a milliner. J. A. BOND, address unknown. S. L. BOND, address unknown. COMMODORE P. BROWN, composi tor, government printing office. MRS. SALLIE V. BUTTS, 30, wife of J. Frank Butts of Washington health department. MRSi MARY A. CAHER, identified by diamond rings. MRS. SAMUEL COMPHER, Wash ington. MRS. MAY COOK, Washington. —. —. COOK, infant child of Mrs. May Cook, DR. E. GAITHER HARRIS, dentist, Washington. HENRY HIGBIE, Brookland, D. C. GEORGE HIGBIE, 7-year-old son of Henry Higbie. T. A. KELLY, Kensington, M. D., en gineer U. S. capitol. PROF. T. J. KING, Kensington, M. D., organist at Wesleyan M. E. church. Washington, and statistician of the United States naval observatory. MISS KOLL, identified by Y. W. C. A. card. MARY LIPPOLD, 30, Brookland, D. C., employe of the bureau of engrav ing and printing. A. LEE LO\tfE, Washington, clerk. THEODORE MERTZ, New York, street car conductor. —. —. M'CAHEY, 14-year-old son of J. A. McCahey. MRS. MERKLAND, address un known. MRS. PURMAN (OR MIS§.) MISS REEVES, Takoma, D. C. Miss Anna W. Reading, Washing ton. 500,000,000 Pieces of Hail Passed Thro New York Central Post Office In Five Days Preceding Christmas ness alone, however, that New York gave evidence of the most prosperous year in her existence. In every branch of trade, both domestic and foreign, new records undoubtedly will have been made when the present year comes to an end. Present indications point to a tremendous increase in the foreign commerce of the port. The es timates based upon the business of the first eleven month of the year makes it appear almost certain that New York's foreign commerce for the year will reach the astousding total of fif teen hundred million dollars. This will be a clear gain of more than one hundred million dollars over 1905. The expansion of trade at the port of New York in the past decade is strlng ingly set forth by a -Dmparative table of statistics which has been prepared at the local Customs House. It is shown that in the first eleven months of 1896 the imports at New York were valued at 1400,977,371, while for the corresponding period of 1906 the en tries were $710,318,468. In eleven months of 1S9.6 domestic merchandise sent abroad had a value of $330,302, 486 compared with $561,0S9,467 in the period ended Dec. last. In all the estimates snown above no figures are included dealing with the volume of foreign merchandise passing throught this port. It is esti mated that business of this class will add fully $10,000,000 to the year's to tal. Trans-shipments at the port for NEW INSURANCE LAWS BECOME OPERATIVE TOMORROW one-fourth of the agents' commission. In other words, where an agent has been getting 80 per cent for bringing in a new policy, he will get under the new law 60 to 65 per cent. His inter est in the subsequent or renewal of all premiums is also curtailed. In some of the smaller companies the agents have been getting a commission on the premiums throughout the life of a policy. On endowment policies he is limited to 5 per cent-of the renewal premiums for nine years. On all other policies he is limited to 7 1-2 per cent for nine years. All the companies must file with the Superintendent of Insurance detailed reports of their condition today. This is the first practical test of the public ity section of the new law. The com panies must report the dividends de clared and the sums held applicable NORMAN ROGERS, 30 years old, Marion, Ind., local traffic manager for the Central Union Telephone com pany. —. —. RUPPERT, Washington, merchant. MRS. S. W. SHREWBRIDGE, Wash ington. —. —. SHREWBRIDGE, infant child of Mrs. S. W. Shrewbridge. JOHN WRIGHT, negro, Baltimore, died in hospital. LEIGH FREDERICK, of Washington Junction, M, D., brakeman on Freder ick train. At 8 o'clock this morning there were eight unidentified bodies at the morgue. Scores of persons visited the morgue last night and early this morning to assist in the Identification of the unknown dead there. The total number of bodies carried into the morgue shortly after midnight was thirty-two, but several of the iden tified have been turned over to under taking establishments to be prepared for .burial. Most of the victims were residents of Washington and suburbs, and a majority of these will- be buried today and tomorrow. Coroner Nevitt, who went to the scene of the wreck last night to view the remains of the dead and to secure statements from injured passengers, will empanel a jury and begin an in quest at 11:30 o'clock this morning. After the jurymen are selected and a list of witnesses secured, the inquest will be adjourned over until Wednes day and, according to the coroner, may last for several days. Members of the crew of the train causing the wreck were placed under arrest by the local police. They are Harry Hildebrand, engineer, Frank Hoffmier, conductor J. C. McCullum, fireman Robert Rutter, brakeman anil W. A. Norris, baggagemaster. All were taken to the Tenth precinct po lice station. Officials of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, who were unable to fix the responsibility for disaster hist night, will begin an investigation at Baltimore today, to determine the cause of the catastrophe. the year are estimated at $51,000,000 more. A new record also was established for real estate transactions in the city for the year in the Greater City 115,000 parcels, valued at $1,345,000, 000 changed hands. This compares with $1,300,000,000 in 1905 which in itself was a record. That the average price of parcels has been less than $12,000. The average price for each parcel in 1905 was $17,000. Six hund red million dollars was spent dur ing the year in the development of the city's suburbs, making a record never equalled anywhere in the history of suburban development. One half of this large outlay was spent by cor porations for the constructon of sub ways, bridges and other public works to make outlying districts accessible. Private builders invested $150,000,000 in constructing suburban homes, and the remaining $150,000,000 was paid for land, practically all of it for home sites. The outlook for the com ing year appears to be far brighter even than the record-breaking year about to end. While the huge outlay for public works may not be much greater than this year private build ing operations promise to show a marked increase. Should the city succeed in collecting long overdue taxes and other charges assessed against the street railways since 1S86 and still unpaid. It would (Continued on Page 8.) to deferred dividend policies. Lists of securities purchased and sold dur ing the year with the price fluctuations must be furnished, and the profits or losses of each transaction. The com missions paid on these trades also must be reported. All money expend ed for legislative purposes must be ac counted for in detail. The name ana compensation of every officer or em ployee drawing a salary of $5,000 a year or more must be furnished. In addition the reports must Include de tails of all real estate operations, sal es, purchases, commissions and loans. All collateral loans «nust be described, and every death claim resisted or com promised, with the reasons for each case, must be given. Beginning to morrow every policy Issued must con tain the complete contract between the insured and the company. IIII DENSE FOG UST IS EXHAUSTED Government Needs More Steno graphers and Special Exam Will be Held Jan. 28. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, D. C., Dec. 31.—The bureau of insular affairs today made known the fact that more stenogra phers are needed in Philippine service. The list of eligibles has become ex hausted and another examination will be held Jan. 28, by the civil service commission. General Clarence Edwards, chief ot bureau, said today that one of the no ticeable results of the workings of the civil service system in the Philippines has been the advancement of young men originally appointed after passing the stenographer examination, who have demonstrated their ability and worked their way up. The position at first pays $1,200 per annum. Philadelphia Man Accused of Murder Makes a Written Confession. Aaaodated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Philadelphia, Dec. 31.—John G. Price, who has been under arrest in this city since Dec. 8, according to a statement made by Captain of Detec tives Donapy, has confessed that he murdered Mrs. Maurice Lewis in this city on Sept. 10. In a written state ment Price says that with a companion he went to the woman's house for the purpose of robbery. They represented themselves to be plumbers. While his companion was searching the up stairs, Price says that Mrs. Lewis came upstairs and caught him. helpTUrderess Another Effort Being Made to Save Mrs. Aggie Myers From Gallows. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Kansas City, Dec. 31.—Arguments were begun here today before Judge Philips in the United States district court in a habeas corpus proceedings instituted by the attorneys of Mrs. Aggie Myers, under sentence to hang Jan. 10 for the murder of her hus band. Mrs. Myers was not brought into court. PASSED BAD NIGHT. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Stockholm, Dec. 31.—King Oscar did not pass a good night. The bulletin issued by his physicians this morning says his sleep was disturbed and that his temperature is about the same. His condition otherwise is unchanged. CRARY ESTABLISHES RECORD Edmore Newspaper Man Has Been Ar rested Oftener on Libel Charge Than Any Other in the State Milt Crary, editor of the Edmore Herald-News was in Grand Forks Sat urday, leaving for Bemidjl from which place he makes a short trip north through the timber. Mr. Crary holds the criminal libel arrest record of North Dakota. Snce the new law was enacted two years ago, Crary has been arrested twice, but was both times re leased. He also has two civil suits, in which damages totaling $250,000 are asked. THE EVENING TIMES Stands for North Dakota at all Tints and Under all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS.<p></p>T0N.D.C. ABOUND WORLD IN TEN SEHNK Washington, D. C„ Dee. 81.— Following a custom established several years ago, the Naval Ob seriatory will tonight send a series of New Year greetings around the world. This is done by ^rearrangement with the tele graph and cable companies, and it is estimated the messages will complete the telegraphic circuit of the world In abont ten seconds tme. Four messages will be sent to announce the exact instant of the beginning of the new year in each of the four great standard times zones of the United States, namely: Eastern, Central, Monn tain and Pacific. THE SEW BRIDGE. Work Has Been Started on One at Croofcston by Great Northern' The work of building the big new bridge over the river at Crookston by the Great Northern, has been start ed. The crew is at work excavating for the big stone piers which will be put in this winter and the whole struc ture will be rushed to completion. The bridge is built alongside the old struc ture, and this will give the Great Northern a complete double track from the city limits on the north to the end of their existence yards In South Crookston. The new structure will be built of steel. The company will also build a new steel bridge over the Two Rivers at Hallock and work has been started on that struc ture. E RED CHERRIES TO MIKE IRE SEDUCTIVE YANKEE COCKTAIL IE New Pure Food Law Goes Into Effect Beginning Tomor row, Jan. 1. IMPURE FOOD STUFFS POT UNDER THE BIN Rigid Federal Inspection is Promised and Dealers Will Necessarily Exercise Caution. Aaaodated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, D. C., Dec. 31.—No more are we to have the red circus lemonade or the bright cherries in the seductive cocktail. Green candy is to become a thing of the past and saw dust will be missing rrom the break fast foods. "Unto the pure all things are pure, but unto them that are defiled, is noth ing pure." Beginning tomorrow all things in the food and drink line are to be pure, providing the new pure food law which is to go into effect on that day accomplishes the ends sought by those who framed it. Ignorance will not be tolerated as an excuse for viol ating the new laws, if there is any manufacturer or dealer throughout the length and breadth of the land who is not familiar with its provisions it is not the fault of the government. For weeks the Agricultural department has been busy mailing the new regulations to those interested in the new law. The main provisions of the law have been discussed so much since the measure was enacted last spring as to have become generally familiar to the public. The regulations as to adulteration affect all drugs and medi cine as well as food articles. The Government is preparing for the strictest enforcement of the law. Federal inspectors will be kept busy buying samples in the open market to be tested and analyzed. The only way the retail dealer can hope to escape the penalty of the law is to be able to show that tbe manufacturer or wholesale merchant gave him a guar anty that the articles conformed with the regulations. Then it will be up to the manufacturer or wholesale mer chant to explain. Washington Churches Oppose Uniform Divorce Legisla tion Outlined. Washington, D. C., Dec. 31.—Vigor ous objection will be interposed by the churches of Washington to the adop tion of congress of the uniform divorce law agreed upon at the recent conven tion of the national congress of Uni form Divorce Law, held in Philadel phia. The ministers of Washington, It is announced, propose to organize a movement to oppose the adoption of the flaw.