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i* THE EVENING TIMES Iki Brightest, Newsiest and Bast •vening Newspaper la North Dakota. VOL. 2, NO. 37. IRK WELL 'While Senate is Also Ploddin Along in Its Slow But Sure Manner. REP. MOBStirS CHICKEN State Printing Combine Given Another Brief Airing—Burdlck's Bill for Be leasing of Liens Passed Unanimous ly—That State Fair Scheme—Bill to Tax Pabllc Servtte Corporations. Bismarck, FeJ. 13.—The house was in Besslon nearly all day Monday, meeting at 10 o'clock a. m. and ad journing at 4:30 with a recess of two hours at noon. It was thus expected that considerable of the routine work would be closed up and while consid erable advance was made, much ot the time of the morning session was consumed in airing the late printing graft ot the state in all Its phases. But nothwitihstandlrig the time spent on this subject a large amount of routine business was disposed of dur ing the day, and a few such sessions will put the house calendar in good shape and advance the work to a point where there will not be so much nOed of rush in the closing hours or the session. Following the routine business ot the morning, the house took a recess of twenty minutes for the purpose or of listening to an address on the work and merits of the American so ciety of equity from State Organizer Theodore 6. Nelson. He is a son it Representative Nelson of Tra|ll coun ty and has been doing a good work for the organization of the farmers of the state. His speech was replete with timely suggestions, among which was the statement that while the leg islature could make laws and consider many things of vast importance to the people of the state, it could not legislate prices for a commodity of (Continued on Page 7.) Because of His Labor in Secur ing Passage of Pension Service Measure. BRWGS HAPPINESS TO THOIISAIfflS OF HOMES Where Previously Penury and Want Were Not Strangers—Full and Un alloyed Thanks In the Name of Grand Army of the Republic Tendered the North Dakota Statesman. (By E, C. Snyder.) Washington, D. C., Feb. 13.—Sena tor McCumlber is in daily receipt of let ters of a highly complimentary class from prominent G. A. R. members re garding his service .pension bill, which was signed by the president on the 6th inst. A letter, however, which Senator McCumber prizes very highly came from R. B. Brown, of Zanesville, Ohio, Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. The full text of this 'letter, which may be taken as an expression of the general feeling of G. A. R. men the country over fol lows: Zanesville, O., Feb. 4, 1907. Hon. Porter J. McCumber, United States Senate, Washington, D. C. My Dear Senator: I congratulate you on the action of the house of representatives on the McCumber bill, this afternoon. Tour name Is to be associated with one of the most important statutes ever written into the laws of the republic. The country will receive it with Instant approval. You will carry to tens of thousands of humble homes where want and iponury are not strangers, good cheer. In God's hands you have been the means in large degree of cheering the hearts of old men who love their country aB other men Icbs fortunate than they cannot love it and to you they give their heart's best devotion. In the name of the Grand Army of the Republic I tender you the thanks of the veteran soldiers and sailors of the country for your patrio tic and unselfish service. Very cordially yours, (Signed) R. B. Brown, Oommander-tn-Chlef. You are no angel and don't ex pect It of others. CHIEF OF 6. A. R. THE TE1IIU1E TROUBLE Church and State in France Said to be on Verge of an Agreement. Paris, Fob. 13.—Church and state in France seem at last to be on the verge of a final agreement relative to the terms of the lease of churches. Following the government's announce ment of its willingness to modify its ^''nter proposition making contracts Avi^en years and for the benefit o» named, or his suc cessor, «meconditions." The negotiaiiC^**(My place between Mgr. Amiette, co-auj3tor archbishop of Paris, and Prefect of the Seine, Justin De Selver, acting respectively for Cardinal Richard and Minister or Education Briand, on the subject of a modified contract. Discussions were ostensibly limited to its appliance toy the churches of Paris, but it was un derstood if the form of contract could be drawn to apply to all churches in France, it would be acceptable. MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS MEET Grand Rapids, Midi., Feb. 13.—Re publicans from all parts of Michigan rounded up here today tor the annual meeting of the State League for Re publican Clubs and the state nominat ing convention, the latter to be held tomorrow. The members of the league got together this afternoon at the Lincoln club rooms for the elec tion of officers and the transaction of other business. Public Interest cen ters chiefly in the fifteenth annual Lincoln banquet to be held at the Auditorium tonight. The principal speaker at the banquet will be Judge William J. Calhoun of Chicago, a for mer member of the interstate com merce commission. WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL. Washington, D. C., .Feb. .13.— Senator Burkett, of Lincoln, Neb-, was today designated by Vice President Fairbanks for the honor of reading to the senate Washing* ton's "Farewell Address," upon the birthday of the first president, This custom was Inaugurated In 1901, when the late Senate Hoar of Massachusetts secured the passage of a resolution which pro vided that Immediately after the 4 reading of the journal on Febru ary 22, the natal day of George Washington, some member of the senate should be designated to read George Washington farewell address to the officers and men of the army which won the War for Independence. MICHIGAN DAIRYMEN InMtatcd Press to The Ihmlig TUaes. Saginaw, Mich., Feb. 13.—The Mich gan Dairymen's association, one of the largest and strongest organizations of its kind in the country, began its an nual convention in this city today. The attendance is large and represent ative of nearly the entire state. The sessions are being held in the Ma sonic Temple and will continue until Saturday. The program is replete with interesting and instructive feat ures in the way of papers, addresses and discussions covering evecy phase of the dairy industry and practical talks by a number of well known ex perts. Not the least interesting feat ure of the gathering is the large ex hibit of dairy products, appliances and machinery. AMBASSADOR BRYCE SAILS. London, Feb 13.—A host of friends gave arousing send-off today to James Bryce, the newly appointed British Ambassador to to Washington, on the occasion of his departure for the United States. The new Ambassad9r who is accompanied by Mrs. Bryce, expects to reach his new post about February 21. MANTEL AND TITLE DEALERS. Associated Press to The Bralig Tlan Cincinnati, O., Feb. 13.—The Inter state Mantel and Title Dealers' asso ciation is holding its annual conven tion here to discuss various matters of importance to the trade. Members are in attendance from Chicago, At lanta, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Pittsburg, Philadelphia and numerous other large cities throughout the country. TODAY IS THE OF THE LOUIS St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13.—Attaches of the Four Courts, in discussing the Thaw murder trial in New York, re called the fact that today was the anniversary of one of the most noted murders that has ever occurred in St. Louis. It was just thirteen years ago today that the entire city'received a shock on learning that Dr. Arthur Duestrow, son of Louis Duestrow, a St Louis millionaire, had shot and killed his wife and 3-year-old boy. The double murder occurred In the Duestrow home in one ot the fashion able sections of the city. In the trial 10 CONSERVE TRIAL OF THf THE PUBLIC LANDS President Roosevelt Sent Spec ial Message to Congress This Morning. FAVOBS fiOVEMEHT CONTROL OF tHE PUBLIC DQNAIN Over 1,200 Cases of Frand in Cases of Public Lands Entries Cited—Presi dent Asks Legislation and Leaves Details to Congress to Work Out— Lease System for Mineral Lands. a—date* Press to The Washington, Feb. 13.—President Roosevelt today sent to congress a message calling attention to what he terms "The urgent need of legislation affecting the different phases of the .public land situation in the United States." He advocates the conserva tion of coal and other fuel resources in government lands, urges govern ment control of western public lane .pastures, with system of small grazing .fees, and asks an appropriation ot .half a million dollars to aid in detect ing and preventing land frauds. He" contends for a system of government leasing of its mineral lands and for treating fuel lands as public utilities. The president points out that it would have been better if some eastern coal lands had been left "under gov ernment control," and suggests pro vision in west "against a recurrence of the conditions we deplore in the east." Citing 2, 300 cases of public land entries in the four districts men tioned, the president says no compli ance with law was found in over one half and fraud in many others. The president asks for legislation which will provide two distinct titles to public lands, one for surface and other for underlying minerals, and .these mineral lands the president would dispose of by lease. The de tails of this plan he leaves for con gress to work out, only arguing for the adoption of the plan. Show Man. R. K. Dewey, business manager of "The Little Duchess" show was an over night visitor in the city. He says that Grand Forks people will have an opportunity of seeing a real little countess when his show moors its bark, the leading lady, Olga Hatz feldt being a countess In her own right. She plays the part formerly taken by Anna,Held whose world wide reputation has permeated to every corner of the globe. (Br George Davis.) Bismarck, N. D., Fefo. 13.—'The house today defeated the senate bill making Labor Day a legal holiday. Represen tative Streeter advocated the bill and Representative Peake opposed. The house spent the afternoon con sidering the Sorley primary bill, as Times it was shown that Duestrow was a heavy drinker and was drunk at the time ot the crime. A long fight was made in the courts to show that he was insane. Eminent medical ex perts were put on the stand and no expense was spared to save the ac cused man. He was convicted, how ever, and sentenced to be hangfed and on the afternoon of February 16, 1897, he paid the extreme penalty ot the law on the gallows at Union, Mo. Just before his death Duestrow con fessed he was not insane and admit ted his guilt. pjj ,Trf 'i TODAY No Morning Session Owing to Illness of the Wife of Juror Number Eleven. RETURNED TO MS SEAT THIS AFTERNOON, HOWEVER Harry Thaw Conies Into Conrt Room With an Air of Confidence—Dr. B. D. Erans on the Stand Again—The Trial May be Adjourned Over For Two or Three Days. Associated Press to The Ernlif Times. New York, Ftfb. 13.—(The Illness ot the wife of one of the jurors in the Thaw case foday caused the abandon ment of the usual morning session of court, a recess being ordered by Jus tice Fitzgerald at 10:48 a. m. until 2 p. m. Mrs. Joseph B. Bolton, wife of juror No. 11, is said to be threatened with pneumonia and some apprehension is felt lest her illness may seriously in terfere with the trial. Bolton asked permission of Justice Fitzgerald by telephone early this morning to visit his home In company with two court officers, and it was granted. Juror Bolton returned to his place in the Thaw jury panel this afternoon and at 2:10 p. m. the trial before Jus tice Fitzgerald was resumed. Harry Thaw came into court with an air of confidence. Dr. Britton D. Evans, superintend ent of the state hospital for insane at Morris Plains, N. J., who occupied the stand all day yesterday, was immedi ately called to continue his direct ex amination. Continuance of the trial was agreed upon after Mr. Delmas.had informed the court that he would require only about twenty minutes to complete the direct examination of Dr. Evans, the alienist who was on the stand yester day. This was done so that in event of an adjournment for a day or two, the case may be re-opened with Evelyn Nesblt Thaw on the stand. Boost This City. Nate LaFieur of Grafton was here yesterday enroute to the Blacksmith's convention at Bismarck. He will help Grand Forks land the next convention. SOLONS DEFEAT LABOR DAY BILL AND NOW WORKING ON PRIMARY amended by the committee. The bill includes state and county officers, dis trict assessors, congressmen, presi dential electors, national committee men and district judges. It eliminates the provision in the original bill re quiring the voter at a primary to vote the ticket of the party for which he Killed His Wife and Sister and Then Took a Quiet Nap in the Bam Moorbead, Minn.* Feb. 13.—S. Hanson* farmer* killed his wife and her sister In Tansen township today. The bodies of the victims were found by neighbors in the house* and Hanson was found in the barn sleeping. He is In jail at Barnesville. The filth and pollution of the Thaw murder trial will not be published in The Evening This does not necessarily imply that any interesting testimony of the famous case will be omitted, nor that any material details wil be omitted, only that some of the testimony in the Thaw case is not fit reading. The Evening Times goes into homes where it is read by women and children and on this account the editor of The Evening Times will carefully edit all news pertaining to the trial and will eliminate any and everything that savors of indecency. WORK OFJOSTILES Japs Believe That War Talk With U. S. is Result of Anti Japanese Agitation. Tokio, Feb. 13.—(Afternoon) de spite the apparent hitch in the Japan ese negotiations between President Roosevelt and the San Francisco board authorities, confidence continues in the president's final success. Reports from abroad received here from a creditable source agree in attributing the talk of war with America as an anti-Japanese agitation, work of emis saries of a power hostile to Japan, ever watching to victimize and disparage her power. a •i" t• DEAL FOR ALL GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13,1907. TIMES E Savings Bank of New Britain Forced to Close Through Treasurer's Peculations. HIS STEALINGS SMO TO MUNI TO HALF MILLION Baptist Society Funds to Amount of $70,000 Also Taken—Bank Opened This Morning and Withstood the "Run" Until 10:30 When it Became Necessary to Suspend Payment Associated Press to The Breilif Times. New Britain, Conn., Feb. IS.— At 10:80 o'clock the Swings bank of New Britain stopped payment of money to depositors. Hartford, Conn., Feb. 13.—That Wil liam F. Walker, the missing treasurer of the Savings Bank of New Britain also made big inroads into the $75, 000 fund of the Connecticut Baptist convention, of which he was treas urer, was positively made known to day as the result of a special audit of his accounts. The committee ap pointed by the. Baptist society will make a full report within a few days at the meeting of the trustees. Presi dent Thompson of the society said to day that a large number of railway bonds in Walker's hands are missing. Their market value was $7,000. New Britain, Conn., Feb. 13.—It was learned today that the shortage at the Savings bank of New Britain, through the alleged peculations of the missing treasurer, William F. Walker, may amount to half a million dollars. The known shortage already is about $350,000 according to a statement or lie banks auditors, and it is still growing. The run on the bank which v1—ted Monday continued today, the corridors of the bank being filled with men and women when the doors opened. Loyal Americans Instituted. The Loyal American Lodge held a meeting last night and instituted a large class. A social session followed the business meeting. Young People Meet. The Young People's Society of the Swedish Lutheran church will meet With Mrs. Raymond Olson 407 North Fourth street on Thursday evening. cast his ballot at the last general elec tion. United States senators are nom inated by a majority of the party vote. There is no altering of names In the position on the ticket. The bill as amended is nearly the same as the Sharp bill in the senate. Both win pass today and a conference will be held to agree on the differences. Trustees of Wm. Thaw's Es tate File Report of Royalties From "Coke Trust." associated Press to The Bvealag Ttaes. Pittsburg. Pa., Feb. 13.—Benjamin Thaw, Alexander Thaw, and T. Chal mers Darsie, trustees of a certain fund established under the will of the late William Thaw, have filed an account ing for audit in the orphan's court, showing that Harry Kendall Thaw, will receive $12,650.08 as his share from that portion of his father's estate, embracing what is known as the "Coke Trust," for the period between July 19 and Nov. 1 of last year. Alice Thaw, Countess of Yarmouth, and the other seven children of Wm. Thaw, will receive a like amount from this source. The nephews will receive half that amount The "Coke Trust" includes all coke and coal properties, owned by the late William Thaw in the Connellsville coke region. Miost of the properties have been leased on royalties and bring in large returns yearly. COPPER STOCK INCREASE. Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 13.—At their annual meeting here today the stockholders of the British Columbia Copper company, limited, acted favor ably on the proposition of the direct ors for an increase in the capital stock of the company to $3,000,000. GIVEN AN OVATION. London, Feb. 13.—A great crowd or personal and political friends gathered at the Euston railroad station today to bid farewell to James Bryce, ambas sador of Great Brltian to the United States and Mrs. Bryce, who proceeded to Liverpool from whence mey sailed on the steamer Oceanic for New York. A LADY LABOR LEADER. Chicago, 111., Feb. 18.—Conspic uous among the scores of noted women who haTe gathered in Chi cago for the annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage association is Miss Mary R. McArthur, who is one of the foremost women labor leaders In Great Brltian. Miss McArthur is only 26 years old, bnt is secretary of the Women's Trade Union lea gue, with 133,000 members, all of whom look to her for advice in their industrial troubles. THE 'WEATHER. .- North Dakota—Fair Tonight and Thursday cooler tonight THE EVENING TIME Stands tor North Dakota at all and Under all Clrcunntanoea. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. IE Mr, ASH WEDNESDAY, MARKS IKE BEGINNING OF IKE PERIOD OF LENT WARSHIPS COLLIDE. Two British Vessels Badly Damaged In Accident Off Coast of Portugal. London, Feb. 13.—The British bat tleships Albemarle and Common wealth, which were participating In the maneuvers off the coast of Portu gal, were in collision during the night of Feb. 11, and were so damaged that they were obliged to proceed to Gib raltar for repairs. The details of the accident have not been disclosed, but it is known that there are casualties among the persons on board. SUSPECTED OF MURDER. Chicago Man Arrested Today by St. Louis Detectives. St. Louis, Mo.— Feb. 13.— A man giving the name of Louis Duval was arrested today on a street corner by two detectives, who suspected him to be Frank J. Constantine, Jr., wanted in Chicago on a charge of having murdered Mrs. Arthur Gentry, on Jan uary 6, 1906. The suspect who close ly resembles Constantino's photo graph, is about 23 years old, and as serts he is a traveling junk dealer. He admitted his home is in Chicago but denies being Constantine. CIVIL ENGINEERS. Hartford, Conn., Feb. 13.—The Con necticut association of civil engineers began its annual meeting in this city today, with President Charles F. Chase of New Britain in the chair. Numerous subjects of interest to the profession are scheduled tor consider ation during the two days of the con vention. OFFICERS OF SOOTH ATLANTIC CASE BILL LEA6UE ARE IN SESSION TODAY Associated Press to The Hvealag TUaes. Augusta, Ga., Feb. y3.—The South Atlantic Baseball league is looking forward to the most successful season since its organization. The outlook never, was brighter in the opinion of the league magnates who rounded up here in response to the call of Presi dent Charles W. Boyer and went Into session behind closed doors this morn ing at the Albion hotel. The work of the meeting Is the elec tion of a president, the adoption of a 1907 schedule and getting everything in shape for the send-off of the game this spring. President Boyer is assured of re election, so that this feature of the programme will be easily disposed of. The schedule has been prepared and probably will be adopted without any changes of consequences. It provides for 130 games, which is slightly in excess of the number played last year. The season is to open April 8 with Augusta at Savannah, Maoon at Charleston and Columbia at Jackson vill. The closing date has been fixed for September 4. jew y% 125 OF THE Over Fifty Dead Bodies of Vic tims of the Block Island Sea Catastrophe. HIVE FLOATED ASHORE AMD HAVE BEEN RECOVERED Ninety .five of the Known Dead Are Still Missing, Eighty-three Being Passengers and Twelve Members of Steamer's Crew—Tugs Have Been Searching the Sonnd Since Accident Associate* Press to The Brealac Times. Providence, B. L, Feb. 11—Up to 10 a. nu, the names ef 186 per sons who were on board the steamer Larchmont when she sank in Block Island Monday night were known. Of these, nineteen are known to have survived, 11 are among the dead, their bodies having been identified, and 93 are missing.. Of the identified dead several were members of the crew and four passengers: Of the survivors, ten are members of the crew and 9 passengers, of the missing, 13 are members of the crew and 83 passengers. 5 Associate* Press to The Ercalas Times. Block Island, R. I., Feb. 13.—The recovery of bodies of victims of the steamer Larchmont, sunk in collision with the three-masted schooner, Harry Knowleton, late Monday night lu Block Island sound, proceeded slowly and with difficulty along the Icy shores of this island during* the night and early part of today, owing to dark ness. Up to 8 o'clock this morning, however, 51 bodies had been gathered in by coast patrols and vessels sent to scour the sound, as soon as news of the disaster was learned. This makes an increase of three over reports last Tbe.jMst rjf su'-vivor.® still stoo-t at 19. Identifications had been made of five more up to day break, bring ing the number of identified dead up to 11. Special Services Held in All Catholic and Episcopal Churches of World. LENT WILL NOT END UNTIL LAST OF MARCH Easter Sunday Comes on March 31— Abstinence From Ordinary Social Pleasures of Life and Special Devo* tion to Duties of Christian life Are Expected From the FaithfoL Associated Press to The Bvealag Times. New York, Feb. 13.—Today, A3h Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten season, and until the last day of March social gaieties will give way to fasting and prayer. Lent will be especially observed in the Episco pal and Catholic churches, in all cf which special services were held to day. The word "lent," which is derived from the Anglo-Saxon "Lencten spring," from the season in which it occurs, is used to designate the sol emn period of devotion and abstinence which has from early times preceded the feast of Easter. It is mentioned as early as the time of Irenaeus In the second century and he speaks ot it as not merely something of his own time but of much earlier date. It was arranged to extend over a period o£ forty days (not including Sundays) in order to correspond with the forty days of Christ's temptation in the wilderness and so to teach the great test to which every human life must be subjected to prepare it for its ap pointed duty and victory. The forty days of Lent, ecclesiasti cally, call upon the faithful children of the church for abstinence from the ordinary social pleasures, for special devotion to the duties of the Chris tian life, for the exercise of self-re straint and self-sacrifice and for a general bracing of the tone of the spiritual life by devout reverence to the standard set by Christ himself. It Is, in fact, an episode in the Christian life not to be evaded by those who make the year the following of the pathway of Christ through human life from the manger of Bethlehem which is in sight at Christmas to the triumph of Easter. A gum chewing man is the limit. V1 ..