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THE EVENING TIMES
The Brightest, Newsiest and Best Evening Newspaper In North Dakota. 5- VOL. 2, NO. 1. FIRE III Two Thousand Persons Rend ered Homeless by R&d Early Morning Fire. FUMY FIMILIEsilEN FROM TENEMENT HOUSES Fifty Horses Roasted to Death aud Property Valued at $300,000 Des troyed—Police Had Hard Time Con. trolling Crowds and Thieves Looted Buildings Uncurbed. Associated Preaa to The Evening Tinea. New York, Jan. 2.—A dozen persons were injured, forty families were made homeless, 2,000 persons were driven temporarily from their homes, fifty horses were roasted to death, and property valued at 1200,000 destroyed today in the worst early morning Are New York has seen in many months. One big tenement house at 427 West Fifty-third street and a large board ing stable at 429-431 Fifty-third street were destroyed. Seven tenement houfo) at 426-434 West Fifty-third street and 436 and 438 West Fifty fourth street were badly damaged. Lack of adequate water pressure is said to have been largely responsible for the extent of the fire. Had not one of the big fire boats which drew its water supply from the Hudson river come to the rescue, the loss must have been much greater. One of the worst features of the fire was the tremendous crowd which gathered in the streets around the "burning district, and the attendant disorder and lawlessness. So great was the crowd that all the police who had been called to the scene had diffi culty In preserving anything like or der in the streets, and for a time thieves were given almost a free hand to loot the burning buildings. DT OLD HAVANA. Associated Preaa Cable to The Bvenlag Times. Havana, Jan. 2.—The New Year was celebrated in Havana by all classes. The American flag was much in evi dence and many entertainments were given. The reception given by Gov ernor Magoon at the palace was large ly attended, many Spaniards and Cubans as well as Americans being present. Aaaoclated Press to The Evening Tlmea. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 2.—Last night's caucuses settled a possible contro versy which might have made the opening of the legislature today other than perfunctory, and when the two houses convened at noon there was less public concern in the ceremonies and a smaller attendance than last year, when a hot contest for the speak ership had just closed. Interest cen tered in the message of Governor Hughes. Governor Hughes in his message, among others, made the following re commendations: A recount of the votes cast for mayor in the New York city election in 1905, when, on the face of the re turns, W. R. Hearst was defeated by JAS. M'CREA CHOSEN Pittsburg Man Succeeds Cas satt as President of Penn sylvania R. R. Associated Preaa to The Breilat Tlmea. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 2.—James McCrea of Pittsburg, first vice presi dent of the Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg, was today elected president of the Pennsylvania Railroad com pany by the directors of the latter corporation, to succeed the late A. J. Cassatt FIRED AT JUDGE. Unsueeeesful Litigant Took a Shot at St. Louis Judge In Court Room. Associated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. St Louis, Mo., Jan. 2.—Just after Judge J. A. McDonald of the circuit court had convened court today, Miss Rosa Weil suddenly arose from among the spectators and fired point blank with a revolver at the judge. The bul let missed him. She was disarmed and arrested. She was a litigant in a case concerning a disputed inheri tance that was tried before Judge Mc Donald two months ago. PASMENA HOLDS DOSE TOUMT Associated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Pasadena, Cal* Jan. 2.—The flower carnival which has been given here at tlie mid-winter season for the past twenty years took place in the presence of thousands of people. From every standpoint the carnival eclipsed the similar efforts of former years. A procession over a mile long, composed of hand some floats, tallyhos, carriages, carts, equestrians and bicycles, all decorated with a profusion of roses, carnations, marquerl tes, geraniums, crysanthemnms and other flowers, moved through the main avenues of the city, and at the end of the parade those which excelled in the var lous divisions were awarded handsome prizes. The principal feature was a handsome float upon which appeared the Queen of the Carnival, gowned to re present "Pasadena* Crown of the Valley," surrounded by the ladies of her court. In the after noon Tournament park was thronged by crowds of people to witness races, feats of horse manshlp and other sporfs. The display of flowers of every hue was brilliant. The automo bile section also attracted great attention, one mammoth auto being decorated with no less than 50,000 flowers. FIX RESPONSIBILITY. Coroner's Jury Investigating Causes of the Term Cotta Wreck. Associated Preaa to The Bvealag Times. Washington, D. C., Jan. 2.—An en deavor to determine the cause and fix responsibility for the Terra Cotta wreck of Sunday night, on the Balti more & Ohio railroad, where a large number of people were killed and in jured, 'began today. The coroner's jury of six men has already been sworn and yesterday visited, the scene of the wreck. More than half a hundred wit nesses have been summoned. The principal point of contention develop ed is as to whether or not proper sig nals were displayed at Takoma sta tion, in the middle of the block in which the accident happened. FATAL DRINKING BOUT. Kentucky Dancers Wound Up Celebra tion With Shooting Carnival. Associated Preaa to The Brolig Tlmea. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 2.—In a fight yesterday in Pine Top, Knott county, Harrison Stone, Walter Hanks and Wailter Thomas, were killed, and others wounded. The fight followed a drinking .bout at a country dance. There had been ill feeling between the Stone and Thomas families for years and the men quarreled. IN N. Y. CITY'S MAYORALITY CONTEST George B. McClellan that the courts be empowered to order a recount sum marily in future, and that the power to bring an action to try title to office be taken from the attorney general and conferred upon the supreme court the adoption of a new ballot whereon the name of candidates will appear but once that courts be em powered to review acts of political state conventions and state commit tees in expelling delegates and mem bers that any general committee of a party may adopt rules for direct nominations of candidates at primar ies that children under 1C years of age be not required to work more than eight hours a day, and that work in which they may not engage be speci fied more precisely. PQPE GIVES BLESSING. tssoclated Press Cable to The ESvealaa Times. Rome, Jan. 2.—Rome held high car nival in celebration of the close of the old year and the beginning of the new. At the Quirinal a special enter tainment was given oy King Emman uel and Queen Helena for the little prince and princesses and the children of the court. The Pope, whose sis ters dined with him, expressed his sat isfaction at the many expressions of sympathy that have been received since the break with France and sent his blessing to the faithful throughout the world. U. S. AT WRONG STATION. Valley City Pastor Left Train and Had to Make a Drive. Rev. L. G. Moultrie, a Valley City minister while going to Bathgate sev eral days ago left the train at Glass ton, thinking It was Bathgate. Glass ton is a very small town, and on in quiry the minister learned where he was at. Unable to hire a rig there, he was obliged to telephone to Bath gate for a team, and was soon at his destination. Associated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Topeka, Kas., Jan. 2.—Between twenty-five and thirty passengers, mostly Mexicans, were killed, and as many more seriously injured in a head end collision at 4:30 o'clock this morning, five miles west of Alta Vista, between passenger trains No. 29, south bound and No. 30, north bound on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific rail way. The wrecked trains run between El Pase and Chicago. Most of the killed and injured were on the south bound train. The cars went Into the ditch and several of them caught fire. Many of the bodies of victims were consumed by flames. The Injured are being brought to Topeka on a relief train. Early re ports stated that the collision was caused by the carelessness of the agent at Voland. Most of the killed are believed to INCIDENT Jap Consul Will Report to His Government Editor of The Revolution. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 2.—The case of T. Takeuchi of Berkely, puB liaher of the "Revolution" will be re ported to the government at Tokio, by the Japanese consul1 general Uyeno. "I will make a report of the Takeu chi incident to Tokio," said Secretary Oyama of the Japanese consulate yes terday. "We can take no action in the matter here. It is in the hands of the local authorities, but we will report the matter to our government and send a copy of the "Revolution" to Tokio. NEW YEAR IN PARIS. Associated Press Cable to The Evenlnu Tlmea. Paris, Jan. 2.—Paris observed the birth of the New Year in the custom ary enthusiastic manner .New Year's day, in fact is more generally cele brated in the French capital than Christmas, and this year was no ex ception to the rule. Outdoor fetes were held almost without number, special performances were given in all places of amusement and count less receptions and social entertain ments given in the homes of rich and poor alike. President Fallieres re ceived at the JSlysee and receptions were given at the American and other foreign ambassles. Associated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2.—The Mich igan legislature organized today. The chief interest of the opening days of the session centers in the election of a United States senator to succeed Russell A. Alger, who desires to re tire on account of ill health. The three leading candidates, named in the order of their supposed strength, are. Congressman William Alden Smith, of Grand Rapids W. C. Mc Millan, of Detroit, and Congressman Charles E. Townsend, of Jackson, been going on for nearly a year and been going on for nealy a year and has developed into one of the most interesting political fights. Michigan has seen in a number of years. Smith's strength lies chiefly in the western part of the state. McMillan is be lieved to be strongest with the legis lators from the upper peninsula. Townsend's managers believe his chances are equal to if not better than those of either of the other two candidates. In addition to these three the names of several other Republican leaders are mentioned in connection with the senatorship and in the event of a deadlock they may loom up pro minently in the fight. The Republican members of the legislature number 127, so that a candidate must have 64 votes to assure him of the caucus sup port. Missouri. Aaaoclated Press to The Evening Tlmea. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 2.—The biennical session of the Missouri gen eral assembly, Which met and or Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, D. C., Jan. 2.—The ves sels of the Atlantic fleet are assemb ling In Hampton Roads preparatory to sailing for Cuban waters for the an nual winter maneuvers. The prac tice this year Is to be on a far more elaborate scale than ever before. Fif teen first-lass battleships and several armored cruisers, together with many cruisers and smaller vessels, will par ticipate in the exercises. The bat tleships that will take part include the Virginia, Georgia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Mis A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2,1907. NORTH AND SOUTH ROUND PASSANGER TRAINS IN A TERRIFIC HEAD ON COLLISION be Mexican laborers who were in the smoking car of No. 29. The baggage car telescoped the smoker and crashed down through the roof of the latter car, crushing out the lives of the oc cupants, a majority of whom were curled up in the seats asleep. The cars caught fire soon after they struck and five of those of No. 29 were consumed by the flames. It is likely that several bodies were burned to ashes and it may be a long time be fore a complete list of the killed can be learned. Officials of the Rock Island in this city at 9 o'clock this morning esti mated the number of dead at thirty and the number of injured at forty. At that hour ten bodies had been tak en from the ruins of the smoking car. Nine of the bodies were those of Mexi cans and one was that of a white man. Train No. 29 bore the brunt of the collision. The cars on No. 30 were not LEE Well Known and Popular U. S. Army Officer Reached Age Limit Today. Aaaoclated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Washington, D. C., Jan. 2.—Having reached the age limit for active serv ice, Major General Jesse M. Lee, late ly in command of the Department of Visaya, was placed on the retired list today. The vacancy caused in the grade of major general by the retire ment of Gen. Lee is filled by the ap pointment of Brigadier General Bell, the chief of staff, who stood aside in favor of General Lee, his senior, that Lee might be able to retire as major general. General Lee leaves behind him a splendid record in the service. He began his military career as a priv ate in the 59 Indiana Infantry, in 1861, and at the close of the civil war he was mustered out as captain of volunteers. He was immediately ap pointed a captain in the regular army. He fought in Cuba during the Span ish war and was with his regiment at the relief of Pekin. For gallantry in battle in China he was brevetted lieu tenant colonel and colonel. THE WEATHER. North Dakota—Clearing and colder tonight. Thursday gen erally fair and decidedly colder. Legislatures of Five States Were Convened for Business Today ganized today, promises to be of more than ordinary interest and importance. If only those measures recommended by Governor Folk in his biennial mes sage are considered and acted upon by the lawmakers it assures an ex ceptionally busy session. The gov ernor's message, embraced, among other things, the following important subjects: Reduced railroad passenger rates pure food law reform in criminal procedure state primary law, includ ing a primary for United States sen ators prohibiting child labor in fac tories amending election laws so as to more effectually safeguard the bal lot prohibiting passes under severe penalties, except, to employes regul ating rates of public service corpora tions on basis of reasonable return for actual amount invested stricter regulations for the liquor traffic anti discrimination law, to prevent corpor ation selling products higher in one part of the state than another, cost of transportation added amending law to effectually stamp out race track gambling, putting road system on same basis as public school system, with a state road commissioner a mending insurance laws so as to cor rect abuses shown by recent revela tions, regulating sale of mining stock. Maine. Associated Press to Tk« Evening Times. Augusta, Me., Jan. 2.—The state legislature of Maine convened today for its regular biennial session. The session will re-elect William P. Frye as United States seaator. The liquor 3LE MS RAILWAY SMASH THIS MORNING KILLED THIRTY PERSONS SAD BUM WARSHIPS GO TO CUBA FOR WINTER MANUEVERS souri, Alabama, Rhode Island, Illin ois, Kentucky and Kearsarge. The Washington, Tennessee and St. Ixmis will head the list of armored cruisers. The fleet is due to arrive about one week hence at Guantanamo, Cuba, in which vicinity the vessels will spend about fiive weeks engaged in fleet, tactics and evolutions. The maneuv ers are to be on a scale so much larger than ever before so as to mark a ne wepoch in the history of the United States Navy. Plans for the theoretical defence of the Gulf and Southern coasts will seriously damaged and they were made up into a train and sent on south in place of the destroyed No. 29. The blame for the collision seems to rest upon John Lynes, telegraph operator at Volland, who has disap peared. Orders had been issued for No. 29 and No. 30 to pass at Volland. These orders had been sent to the operator at Volland, who was in structed to hold No. 29 at that point. It. is stated he for some reason failed to deliver the order to the crew of No. 29, and the latter train went by, meeting No. 30 a few miles west of Volland. Lynes fled before the wreck oc curred, after first forecasting the im pending collision. Five minutes be fore the trains met, he called up the dispatcher and wired him as follows: "NO. 29 HAS GONE AND I HAVE GONE ALSO." IDE 1 UN HAUL Los Angeles Thief Secured $1,000 From Home of Gen eral A. K. Chaffee. Associated Preaa to The Evening Tlmea. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 2.—While Gen. A. R: Chaffee and the members of his family were at dinner last even ing, an unknown man gained entrance to the upper story of the Chaffee home and ransacked the rooms which yield ed the thief rich booty. Jewelry of an intrinsic value of $1,000, but valued much more highly because of associa tion, was secured by the thief. CAROLINA COTTON MILL MEN. Associated Presa to The Evening Times. Spartanburg, S. C., Jan. 2.—Nearly one hundred cotton mill presidents and managers, comprising the mem bership of the South Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' association, gathered in Spartanburg today for their semi annual session. The meeting discus sed the conditions generally through out the state and also gave attention to a number of reform measures which the association proposes to bring be fore the legislature. Among the re form measures in which the associa tion is Especially interested are a compulsory education law, a child la bor law, a marriage license law and the reduction of hours of work. Geo. N. Smith of Amenia recently sold a car of high bred Shropshire sheep to A. Logan near Bismarck. question, which is a perennial issue in Maine, probably will over-shadow all other matters to come before the session. The initiative and referen dum, primary elections and taxation wil be other important subjects of legislation. The movement for th* popular election of United States sen ators and modification of the corpora tion laws so as to make them more stringent are other matters that may be given attention. Colorado. Associated Preaa to The Ertilag Tlmea. Denver, Colo., Jan. 2.—The Colorado state legislature convened today. The session will choose a Republican to succeed United States Senator Thomas M. Patterson, Democrat. Several names are mentioned in connection with the senatorship and the result of the contest is as yet problematical. New York. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Albany, N. Y„ Jan. 2.—The legisla ture of New York, constituting the 130th session of tha tbody, convened at noon today. The message of Gov ernor Hughes, dealing with a long list of subjects of live interest, was the feature of the initial session. The as sembly is composed of ninety-eight Republicans, fifty Democrats and two Independents whose politics are Re publican. Speaker Wadsworth will again preside over the lower house, for the first time since 1S94, the pre siding officer of the senate, Lieut. Gov. Chamber, a democrat, is of different political party than a majority of the senate. be worked out. Following the com-: pleton of this practice the fleet will assemble at Guantanamo, where there will be small arms practice on tht new range and landing exercise. Then will come the annual target practice along the Florida coast, which will oc cupy several weeks. The fleet will re main in southern waters until after the middle of April, when it will pro ceed north to participate in the great naval demonstration which is to be a feature of the opening of the James town Exposition. BRIOE MIO GROOM WEIGHED 157 LBS Associated Preaa to The Evening Tli Lowell, Jan. 2.—A wedding of exceptional interest took place at the rectory of St. Joseph's cliurch here this morning when Rose Dufraine, 19, of this city and Philip Nicols, 25, of Man chester, N. IL, both lilliputians, were united in marriage by the Rev. Father Amyot, O. M. I. The groom Is 37 Inches in height and weighs 80 pounds, while the bride Is 80 inches in height and weighs 77 pounds. The little mites of humanity were unattended at the cere mony and only a few intimate friends were invited to be pres ent. Mr. Nicols Is a perfectly formed little man, despite his slie, while the symmetrical form of the little bride would arouse the envy of the older members of her sex. The groom, who is a native of Manchester, N. H., and Is called the "McGregorville Midget," con ducts a good paying business In that city. .He started as a news boy and Is well known through out the city. Immediately after the cere mony the young couple left for Manchester, whey they will re side. IS SIGNIFICANT. Rumors of Overthrow of King Peter of Serria Rife in Paris. Associated Preaa Cahle to The Evening Times. Paris, Jan. 2.—The French govern ment has no advices regarding re ports that Servian conspirators are ready to overthrow King Peter of Ser via, in favor of a foreign prince. It is regarded as significant, however, that reports of important develop ments in the Balkans should follow the signature last week of a contract between the Servian government and the Creuset arms factory, (at Lecreu set, France) for the delivery of sixty new batteries of field guns. DECISION TOMORROW. Associated Press to The Evening Tlmea. Chicago, Jan. 2.—Federal Judge Landis today announced he would render his decision tomorrow on the demurrers made by the Standard Oil to indictments charging the corpor ation with accepting unlawful conces sions from railroads. MUST STAY IN PEN. Associated Presa to The Evening Tlmea. Chicago, Jan. 2.—The circuit court of appeals ,oday affirmed the judg ment of the "lower court, in the case of Henry Ge-I, former cashier of the First Nation .l bank of Milwaukee, who was sent to prison for offenses committed in connection w4th de falcations from that institution. Associated Press to The Evening Times. New York, Jan. 2.—William Rosser Cobbe, for many years a well known character along Park Row and who was said to have been at one time a man of high position in educational and social circles in the west, was found dead in a hallway just off the Bowery yesterday. It is believed that he sat down to rest when his heart gave up. Cobbe was more than 70 years old. Of late he had made a precarious liv ing by doing odd jobs in a big busi ness building in West Twenty-fifth street. WAGE INCREASE. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Washington, D. C., Jan. 2.—Five mil lion is regarded as a conservative esti mate of the number of American wage workers who begin the year 1907 with increased pay. In its general char acter and extent the advance in wages is without precedent. It takes in hun dreds of thousands of employes of the railroads and other big corporations, nearly 100,000 mill workers of New England, the street railway employes of Boston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and other large cities, the copper miners of Michigan and Montana, steel mill workers and factory hands from one end of the country to the other. GETS NEW POSITION. W. H. McGraw is Promoted to That of Assistant Trainmaster. W. H. McGraw, who for some time has been engaged as a conductor on the Great Northern, has been pro moted to the position of assistant trainmaster of the Dakota division, with Grand Forks as headquarters. The office is a new one, and the appoint ment of McGraw to it meets with the approval of all railroad men, with whom he is very popular. THE EVENING TIMES Stands for North Dakota at all Tlmea and Under all Circumstances. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. Fergus Palls Reports a Terri fic Snow Storm Coming Prom the North. RAILROAD TRAFFIC IMPEDED BOTH EAST 110 WEST Telephone and Telegraph Companies' Have Trouble With Their Wires Great Northern Orders Roitary Snow Plows for Immediate Service in Keeping Line Clear. Special to The Evening Tlmea. Fergus Falls, Minn., Jan. 2.—A ter rific blizzard, coming down from the north, is raging in this section of the state. Wires are down, railway and other traffic is impeded and a com plete tie-up will result unless there is an abatement within the next few hours. The telephone and telegraph com panies ate suffering,considerable and lines are reported down in several directions. The Great Northern has ordred three rotary snow plows for immediate and continuous service east and west of this city. Fortunately private citizens antici pate no suffering, fuel being obtain able in sufficient quantity. DANES MUST WALK. Aaaoclated Press Cable to The Evening Times. Copenhagen, Jan. 2.—The street car service here was entirely suspended today, owing to a strike of employes of lines for a 35 per cent increase in wages. SHOT BY INSANE MAN. LaPorte, Ind., Jan. 2.—Mrs. Harry Gorman, daughter of Gov. Frank Manly, was shot at her home today by an insane man while she was walking with her husband. The shot struck Mr. Gorman also. A Fancy Farm Home. Architect W. J. Edwards is making plans for a dwelling for William H. Smith of Walhalla. The structure will be two stories and basement of pressed brick with stone trimmings. It will be erected on Mr. Smith's farm, sev eral miles from Walhalila, and will cost about $5,000. tUIHOII OF FORTY niBUGKTIOKS DIEO ON STREET CURB HUME, OHCAREO FOR It is said that he was a native of Elizabeth county, North Carolina and that one of his brothers was at one time a member of congress from that state. He had a wife and daughter who are believed to be now in Chi cago. Cobbe often told of having been at one time a professor in a western uni versity and he also claimed that he was the author of forty books and miscellaneous publications, one of which, a treatise on morphine, "Dr. Judas" is still known to the medical fraternity. HUGHES OFFICE New York's New Governor Takes Oath and is Formally Proclaimed. Associated Press to The Evening Tlmea. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 2.—Charles E. Hughes is governor of New York and Frank W. Higgins is a private citi zen. The inaugural took place in the assembly hall of the capitol and was witnessed by a great crowd of peo ple. Preceding the inauguration there was a parade of state militia and other military bodies from the executive mansion to the capitol. Gen. James H. Loyd, of Troy, commander of the Third Brigade, acted as chief mar shal. Many women were included in the throng that filled the assembly chamber. Bishop Doane, of the Pro testant Episcopal diocese of Albany, offered prayer, and the oath of office was administered to the governor elect, after which Governor Higgins welcomed his successor. Thousands of people shook hands with Governor Hughes at the public reception in the executive chamber.