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The Brightest, Newsiest and Best
Evening Newspaper In North Dakota.
VOL. 2, NO. 1.
Two Thousand Persons Rend
ered Homeless by R&d Early
Morning Fire.
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.
Associated Preaa Cable to The Bvenlag
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
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
Governor Hughes in his message,
among others, made the following re
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
tssoclated Press Cable to The ESvealaa
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.
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
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
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
Jap Consul Will Report to His
Government Editor of The
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.
Associated Press Cable to The Evenlnu
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Rumors of Overthrow of King Peter
of Serria Rife in Paris.
Associated Preaa Cahle to The Evening
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Stands for North Dakota at all Tlmea
and Under all Circumstances.
Fergus Palls Reports a Terri
fic Snow Storm Coming
Prom the North.
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
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.
Aaaoclated Press Cable to The Evening
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
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.
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
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
New York's New Governor
Takes Oath and is Formally
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.

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