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I"4 V*. $H 7 1 l!r I'i, IF/ •w $/t I W, jl'SV* OUR MOTTO 'METROPOUTANISM" V. VOL. 2, NO. 114. Killed Hiis Old Alf. Thoreson of Epping, Wil liams County, Guilty of Mur der and Suicide. UNREQUITED LOVE ASSIGNED AS CAUSE Crime Committed in Victim's Home in Hearing of Mother and Brother. THE GIRL WAS 17 THE MAN WAS 32 Bodies of Both Lay Side By Side in Girl's Home—Cor oner's Inquiry Held. •pedal to Tke Bmlic Time*. Wlllieton, N. D., May 14.— At noon yesterday at her home six mites from Epping, Miss Amy Williard, 17, was shot twice and killed by Alfred Thor sen, 32, who then placed the muzzle of the smoking weapon to his temple and pulled the trigger, meeting in stant death. The mother and brother of the girl were in an adjoining room and heard ithe shots that snapped out two lives. Was Infatuated. Thorsen^ who used to be in the livery business at Wheelock, was in fatuated with the girl. They had been sweethearts in the past, hut she felt that she did not care to marry ,hyii and went away. After she-was gone Thorsen told friends that if she ever returned he would kill her, it is claimed. A short time ago she re turned and he went to' the Willard home. The couple were heard talk ing the in room by themselves and then the shots were fired. Coroner's Inquiry. Miss Willard was the daughter of David Williard, a stonemason who has been working in this city for some time. He was informed of the fatality in his family after-dinner and went to Epping immediately. Coroner Thomas was also summoned. The bodies are still at the Willard home. Thorsen was in good circumstances and was regarded highly by his friends. He was industrious, and it is believed that he became Insane from brooding over his unrequited love. Epping is eighteen miles west of here on the main line of the Great Northern. SHELDON IX ENGLAND. London, May 14.—The Rev. Dr. Charles M. Sheldon of Topeka, Kan., author of "In His Steps," who has been conducting a series of evangeli cal temperance meetings in various parts of England for several weeks past, will open his London engage ment this evening with a lecture at Whitfield's church on Totenham Court road. Tomorrow night he will speak in the Great Assembly hall at Mile End, Thursday night in Lyndhurst Road church in Hampstead. and Fri day night in Christ Church, Westmin ster. Dr. Sheldon has become highly popular in England and Scotland, hav ing addressed tremendous audiences in Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Dover, Newcastle on-Tyne and dozens of other cities. SOVEREIGN GAMP, WORLD GATHERED IniiHifH Press te Tke Ifwlw Times. Norfolk, Va., May 14.—The sover eign camp of the Woodmen of the World convened here today with thou sands of delegates, representing ev ery state and territory of the union, in attendance. Headquarters for the visitors have been established at the Inside inn on the exposition grounds and the business sessions will be held In the convention hall. The sover eign camp meeting will have under consideration, during the ten days or more of the session, many matters pertaining to the progress and Im provement of the order including the proposed amendment of several laws and the election of officers. The pres ent sovereign officials will likely be retained. Reports of the transactions of the last two years were presented by John T. YateB of Omaha, Neb., sover eign clerk of the order, and show ,i, -c ,v i'' (Vf 4V Vj^4 «v Five, members of the high school will take part In a declamatory con test. The board of education has of fered a prize for the winner, w,ho will be Bent to Grand Forks May 17 to enter the state contest. Governor Burke, W. E. Purcell, Senator McCumber and other promin ent men will address the annual meet ing of the Old Settlers' association in Hankinson June 12 and 13. »in IHEJM6E Market Was in Frenzied Con dition Today—Closing Prices. landitrt Press te Tke Bveatas Times. Chicago, May 14.—A recurrence of yesterday's frenzied excitement char acterized the initial transactions on the board of trade today, but the open ing quotations showed a much nar rower range than did the first quota tions of the previous session. The tendency at the start was to ward off higher prices, but enormous realiz ing sales quickly carried the prices down from 1 to 3 cents per bushel. At noon May wheat sold at 92, July at 94, and September at 96. A wide spread profit taking movement was evident all the forenoon. The close of the market today showed a falling off from the open ing. Minneapolis May wheat closed at 97% and Duluth at 99 July Min neapolis at 98 and Duluth at 99% September Minneapolis at 98, Duluth 99%. "BOOED" BY AUDIENCE. American Actors Hooted During Per* fornunce In London Last Evening. Associate* Press Cable to Tke ESralu Times. London, May 14.—Julia Marlowe and E. H. Sothern had their baptism of fire last night when they 'were called be fore the curtain of the theatre where they are playing and were hooted and "ibooed." The British audience resented their realistic portrayel of Henry VIII in an American play. It was the first presentation of "When Knighthood Was in Flower." All went well until the, last act. The hali was well filled with a rea sonably enthusiastic audience. King Henry appears in the last act as a jovial, but undignified monarch. The •part was only slightly exaggerated from the histroical traditions, but the gallery1 gods did not know that and manifested some disapproval during the act. After the curtain went down, the two visiting stars were called out and "booed" lustily by the gallery, while the better part of the audience applauded. CHANDLKIt WAS TURNED DOWN. State Dental Association Refused His Application for Membership on First Ballot. Special to Tke Iheilac Times. Fargo, N. D., May 14.—The State Dental association by an almost un animous vote decided to refuse the ap plication of Dr. Jhandler, of Valley City, for membership in the associa tion. Violation of the code of ethics is given as a reason for refusing mem bership. The association continued in ses sion today and will conclude tonight. RAILWAY GENERAL FOREMEN. Associated Press to The Evening Times. Chicago, 111., May 14.—The third an nual convention of the International Railway General Foremen's associa tion began'at the Lexington hotel in this city today and will be In session three days. Shop betterment, piece work and the individual effort system are among the principal topics slated for discussion. WOODMEN OF THE AT JAMESTOWN, VA. great progress, the gain in member ship since the last session in 1905 be ing 93,468. A committee of local members of the order is in charge of the enter tainment program, which consists of a public meeting in the Norfolk opera house, a visit to the great fleet of war ships in Hampton Roads and boat trips up the James river, with a visit to Jamestown island. Trips have also been arranged to the government na vy yards, Fortress Monroe. Old Point Comfort and other places of Interest in the vicinity. The Woodmen Circle, a woman's auxiliary of the Woodmen of the World, will also hold Its biennial con vention here during the week. The next meeting of the sovereign camp in 1909 will probably go to the west and several cities are contesting for the honor, with Topeka apparently having the best chance of success. »pf? :. Special i« Tke Kfnl*( TIbh. 1 yV i-'W Homes of Prominent Citizens at Hankinson, N. D., Entered. ,/g* Hankinson, N. D., May 14.—Burglars itered the residences of E. L. Kinney Dr. C. P. Spottswood. In both /^°rs had been left unlocked. A fur ^ou.'hs taken from the Kinney home "jelrfc was found outside the house, Aere it had been dropped. 'Nothing was taken from the Spotts wood residence. Charged With Brother of Gen. Paredes Makes Complaint Against Vene zuelan President. DOCUMENTS SENT TO CARACAS COURTS They Charge President Castro With the Killing of the Late General Paredes.' Associate* Press te Tke Evening Times. New York, May 14.—Hooter Louis Paredes, brother of Gen. Antonio Paredes, who was killed on February 15, after lie had led an insurrection against President Castro, it is an nounced, has forwarded to high court and courts of cassation it Caracas a petition accusing Castro of murder and demanding' that he be placed on trial. The petitioner Is now in Berlin and the petition and documents in the case were forwarded bv Nicanor Rolet, who represented General Paredes In New York, on the steamer Philadelphia, which sailed from this port last Sat urday. General Paredes led a small force of his compatriots to Venezuela to organize a revolution against Presi dent Castro. He and his companions were captured within a week after landing in the country and were sum marily put to death. The documents of accusation show first that capital punishment being abolished, article 17 of the constitution of Venezuela guarantees inviolaiblity of life, second ly that the president of the republic can be punished for common crime, and thirdly that President Castro had ordered the killing of General Paredes. FIERCE IF TRUE. Associate* Press Cafcle to Tke Bvealaa Times. Berlin, May 14.—The correspondent of tihe Cologne Gazette, writing from South Cameroon®, says that. Maka, a negro tribe inhabiting the territory between the second and sixth degree north latitude, are cannibals and not only eat captives, but criminals who have been condemned to death. The correspondent observed human flesh exposed for sale in the markets. The smallest offenses, he says, are punished with death in order to se cure a constant supply for consump tion. HAVING HARD JOB GHOOSING NEWSENATOR Deadlock in Contest to Elect Successor to Spooner of Wis consin Continues. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Madison, Wis., May 14. Three weeks of balloting In joint legislative session and a longer time still in which the republicans who are In control of Wisconsin politics have been endeavoring to agree upon a man in caucus to take the seat in the United States senate made vacant by the resignation of John C. Spooner, and still the problem of a successor remains unsolved and seems no near er solution than, when the first cau cus was held. The only change since the begin ning of the contest has been the withdrawal of Messrs. Lenroot and Cooper who while they were factors received close to 20 votes each. Isaac Stephenson, the wealthy lum berman of Marinette, is leading in the contest with 32 votes on the last bal lot in joint asembfy. Next to Steph enson comes William H. Hatton of New London, also a well-to-do lum berman and a former state senator, with 23 votes. Assemblyman Duncan McGregor of Plattevlile. a well-known state educator polled 20 votes and Congressman John J. Each of La crosse had 19. As all the candidates are practically of the LaFellette type of republicans the contest becomes the harder to settle. Stephenson has declared himself as caring only to serve out the unexpired term, thus leaving the contest to be fought over again two years hence. Those, aside from Stephenson, who aspire to the seat, prefer to fight the battle out now instead of having to go through it again, and it Beems to be a fore gone conclusion that should any one but Stephenson .win at this time, he will stand a good chance of re-en dorsement for re-election. With Len root and Cooper out of the contest, it was thought that Stephenson would poll their strength and end the con test suddenly but such seems not to be the case. Duncan McGregor bob bed up after these withdrawals yith a good start of 10 votes which was later increased to 20. At the same time Hatton "who did not poll more than 16 for a while has increased his strength to 23. The balance of Len root and Cooper's strength which did ndt go to Stephenson has been scat tered among several candidates. lM..'' A, FOE All THE EVENING TIMES GBAND FORKS, N. D-, TUESDAY, MAT 14, 1907. Serve On The Great Reluctance Expressed By Idaho Citizens to Serve in Haywood Case. COURT ALLOWS A RATHER WIDE RANGE And Excuses Numerous—Trial Not Attracting Crowds— Article III. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Boise, Idaho, May 14.—With twelve jurymen in the tbox, four of whom have 'been passed for cause of both prosecu tion and defense, and 73 talesmen yet to 'be called, the trial of William D. Haywood, charged with the murder of former Governnor Steunenberg, open ed this morning with every prospect of a completed jury before the end of the week. It Is admitted on every side, how ever, that while progress towards the selection of jurymen is much greater than was anticipated,'it is difllcult to foretell what may he the outcome of the examination of the special venire of talesmen summoned 'by the sheriff. Th fact that 35 of this number pre sented excuses yesterday and that of these twenty-four were excused, show an exterme reluctance to serve on the jury, and also the leniency of the court. Another feature that may pro long the work of securing jurymen, is the wide range given by the court to both sides in the examination of tales men. The attendance in' the court room presents a peculiar and striking presentation of the attitude of the peo ple of the state. The room accommo dates at the outside three hundred people. Even with nearly 100 jury men In the room, there are barely enough people present to fill place. Third of a Series of Articles De tailing the History of the Western War of the Classes. Southwestern Press Ass'a Report. Boise, Ida., May 14.—Whether Wil liam D. Haywood and his alleged fel low conspirators will be acquitted or hanged by the neck until dead de pends to a considerable extent upon an illiterate miner and farmer named Steven Adams. Under the Idaho law, the ..confession of a co-conspirator, such as Harry Or chard, is not sufHcient to convict un less corroborated by the evidence of others. Adams, a former member of the Western Federation of Miners, made a confession in which he cor roborated the statements of Orchard, but. later denied its truth, declaring that it was secured by means of threats made by Detective McPart land, Governor Gooding and others. What weight the affidavit of Adams will have with a jury under such cir cumstances is an interesting subject of discussion in Boise. It is the cru cial point on which the prosecution rests, with life or death hanging in the balance for the accused labor •leaders^ Steve Adams was arrested on his farm in Oregon shortly after the kid naping of Haywood, Moyer and Petti bone and brought to Boise. Despite the fact that no charge had been filed against him, he was lodged in the state penitentiary, to be held as a wit ness against the federation officers. Shortly afterward Detective McPart land announced that Adams had made a confession corroborating that of Or chard, and incidentally admitting oth er crimes, including the murder of two claim jumpers in northern Idaho. During the time that Adams was kept in the prison his wife was with him, being kept incommunicado against her will, she now declares. During his stay in the penitentiary Adams was deprived of nothing but liberty. The "best families" of Boise visited him in his cell and wined and dined him to his stomach's content. Although a confessed assassin, he be came a social hero and was praised inordinately as one who bad dared de fy the terrible powfts of the "inner circle" of federation assassins. Ad ams occupied a cell with Harry Or chard for a considerable time, and that bloody personage shared In the popular adulation. Governor Good ing was a frequent visitor and is known to have had several long in terviews with Adams. The confession of Adams was made in February. 1906. In September of that year he was visited by an uncle, in disguise, who secured his liberty through habeas corpus proceedings. Once outside the grim walls of the Idaho prison, Adams at once denied the statements made In his confession. In an affidavit he declared that he had been coerced by Detective McPartland into signing a document, and that he had no knowledge of its contents. The affidavit was of a sensational nature and accused Governor Gooding ot backing up McPortlaud in his threats of death unless he adhered to the con fession. Adams also asserted that while confined in a cell with Harry Orchard, the latter had admitted that he was to receive a "piece of coin" for implicating Moyer, Haywood and Pet tibone in the murder of Steunenberg, and that he was to be allowed to es cape and make "a get-away across the pond." The repudiation of his confession (Continued on Pag* 4.) Dollar Home E W. Ellis Corey Makes Present to Mrl Corey of Fine Cha teau Near Paris. THE MARRIAGE TOOK PLACE THIS MORNING And the Couple Later Sailed For Europe on the Kaiser Wilhelm II. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. New York, May 14.—W. Ellis Corey, president of the United States Steel Corporation, and Mrs. Corey, whose wedding occurred at the Hotel Gotham at half past one o'clock this morning, left the hotel a half an hour later for Hoboken. where they boarded the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II., on which .they said for Europe today. Mrs. Corey was attired in a simple dark colored traveling dress, which she had donned immediately after the wedding ceremony. A few of the guests who had remained for the pur iwse, bid the couple good bye. The streets in the vicinity of the hotel, which has been thronged early In the night by a curious crowd, were near ly deserted when Corey and his bride departed. Mr. and Mrs. Corey, on arriving in Europe, will go directly to the Chateau Villegenis on the outskirts of Paris, where ithey will reside until the middle of July. The chateau, which is one of the finest in France, was the wedding gift of Corey to his bride. It was given to her last night just before the wedding. Its value is said to be about $1,000,000. SELECT CONVENTION CITY. tssoclated Press to Tke Evening Times. Nashville, Tenn., May 14.—The in vitation committee of the general con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, met today to decide up on the place of holding the next quadrennial session in 1910. Several cities have asked for the conference, but it is thought Atlanta will be se lected. AIR BRAKE HEN MEET. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Columbus, O., May 14.—The Ameri can Air Brake association convened in annual session in this city taday with about fifty delegates present. A ENCAMPMENT Twenty-Eighth Annual Gath ering of Veterans Called at Colorado Springs. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Colorado Springs, Colo.. May 14.— Veterans who wore the blue during the Civil war are swarming into Colo rado Springs by hundreds today to participate in the twenty-eighth an nual encampment of the Colorado Wyoming department of the Grand Army of the Republic. Headquarters for the visitors have been established at the Antlers hotel, where an enthu siastic welcome was accorded the aged veterans and their wives. At the camp fire to be held this evening .•addresses will be made by the mayor and other prominent men of the city, as well as the head officials of the sev eral Grand Army organizations. Gen eral L. E. Sherman will preside. The fourteenth annual meeting of the La dies of the Grand Army will be held in connection with the encampment and will be rendered notable by the presence of the national president, Elnia B. Dal ton. An unprecedented number of women have arrived and the gathering will be the' most nota ble in the history of the Colorado and Wyoming department. The parade will be held tomorrow morning and is expected to surpass all its predecessors. The streets of the city will be handsomely decorated for the occasion. In addition to the hundreds of veterans who will be in line, the various civic and secret so cieties of the city will be represented and the famous Midland Indian band will lead the procession. An enter tainment in charge of the ladies' aux iliary will be given in the ballroom of the Antlers hotel tomorrow even ing. Thursday will be devoted mainly to sightseeing, a trip to Cripple Creek having been arranged for the benefit of the veterans. The state school for the deaf and blind and other local In stitutions will also be visited. The dates of the encampment were originally set for May 9 to 11, but were changed at the' urgent request ot the veterans who are Seventh Day Adventists. owing to the fact that the former dates included a Saturday. What has become of the old-fash ioned soldier who said of another vet eran he didn't like, "He never saw a rebel"? THE I P. WILL B1HL0JEW LINE From Wibeaux, or Beaver Creek, Past Yellowstone Canal to Glendive. Special to Tke Evening Times. Minneapolis, Minn., May 14.—D. H. Freeman, who lately returned from Glendive, states that three crews of surveyors are at work running lines for the new road to be built by the Northern Pacific from Mandan out north of Beaver Creek, or, Wibeaux, Mont, to avoid the big hill at that place. The road will run down along the proposed Yellowstone canal into Glendive. Mr. Freeman says that work on the canal project Is progressing very rapidly this summer. The firm of D. H. Freeman & Co., now have 250 horses, 275 men and four large steam grading machines on the works. mm GETSJI PLUM E. P. Totten Given State's At torneyship of Bowman County. Special to Tke Evening Times. Mayville, N. D., May 14.—Attorney E. P. Totten, of this place, has been appointed state's attorney for Bow man county by Governor Burke. He is a bright young lawyer and created something of a state sensation by the address which he delivered at the Burke celebration at Devils Lake fol lowing the late election. LAW CONSTITUTIONAL. Supreme Court Upholds Convictions for Violation of Eight-Hour Law. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Washington, D. C., May 14.—Justice Holmes of the supreme court of the United States, Monday anounced the decision of the court in a number of cases involving construction of the eight-hour law of 1892, by which em ployment of laborers and mechanics on public works Is limited to eight hours per day. The defendants were all prosecuted criminally and were found guilty and fined' by the trial court. Suits were instituted especial ly for the purpose of testing the ap plicability of the law to laborers and mechanics employed on dredges in river and harbor improvements, but other points also were necessarily in volved. The court held the law to be constitutional, but held that it does not apply to laborers and mechanics on dredges, and that men so employed can not be held to be employed upon public works. NO CHANGE NOTED. Both Sides Standing Firm in New York Longshoremen's Strike. Associated Press to The Evening Times. New York, May 14.—The longshore men's strike shows no important change. Both sides are resolute and each asserts that the other is losing ground. Some attempts have been made toward arbitration, but these ef forts have met with discouragement at the beginning. BREAD RIOTS. A Scarcity of Food Causes Fighting in Teheran, Persia. Associated Press Cable to Tke Evening Times. Teheran, Persia, May 14.—The scarcity of food is causing frequent bread riots here. Many persons have been injured in fighting. EAGLES IN IOLA. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Iola, Kan., May 14.—Several hun dred Eagles are congregated in Iola today for the opening session of the state aerie, and it is expected that the total attendance during the three days will reach 1,600. The initial sessions will be devoted to the ap pointment of committees for the state lodge and the transaction of other business, which will extend through tomorrow. Thursday will be devoted to entertainment, including a trip over the city and to the oil and gas fields and smelters in the vicinity. The Eagles now have sixty-one lodges in Kansas and nearly all have sent delegates to the meeting, while from the larger cities scores of visitors are here. Associated Press to Tke Evening Times. Memphis, Tenn.. May 14.—Over 500 delegates and hundreds of additional visitors took part in the opening ses sion of the thirty-first biennial con vention of the Order of Railroad Con ductors in Memphis today. In addi tion to the conductors, several hun dred women are here as delegates to the meeting of the ladies' auxiliary. The scope of the convention, which is scheduled to last eight days, Includes all of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Convention headquarters have been established at the Hotel Gayoso, where a rousing reception was given the visitors by local mem bers of the order. The business streets have been elaborately decorat ed with the colors of the order and all the citizens of Memphis have com bined to make the stay of the conduct ors a pleasant one. All of the sessions of the grand di «, 'L* vi IMSM ALL THE NEWS WHILE IT IS EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. NEWS On Trial For A Second Trial of Mrs. Cramer For Murder of Husband Begins, at Fargo. SECURING OF JURY PROVES SLOW WORK Defendant Gives in Extenua tion of Her Crime Plea of Self-Defense. LEE & FOWLER ARE HER ATTORNEYS While Barnett & Richardson Appear as Prosecutors— No Jurors Secured. Special to Tke Evening Times. Fargo, N. D., May 14.—Slow pro gress was made today in the second trial of Mrs. F. Cramer, charged with the murder of her husband several months since at Page, N. D., and which resulted in a disagreement after the first trial. The regular panel of fifty talesmen' was exhausted last night and a spec ial venire of forty was summoned. Of the twelve men in the jury box at noon today, not one had been finally ac cepted. It is expected, however, that a jury will be secured by tomorrow noon. Mrs. Cramer begins her second trial for the murder of her husband, which occurred last winter at Sgage, appearing in good health and confi dent frame of mind. With her in the court room yesterday as an en couragement were her father, D. W. Stickney of Staples, Mrs. Stickney, mother of the defendant, a sister and a brother and two children. They will remain here till the case is concluded. The crime for which Mrs. Cramer is being tried is the murder of her husband, Fred Cramer, at Page, it be ing alleged that she instucted her 16 year old son, Arthur Cramer, to shoot his father. He followed the instruc tions. Upon motion of the state, the boy was acquitted by the jury. The defense will be the same as at the last trial. The defendant will plead in extenuation self defense, al leging that her husband was coming up to the stairway to do her and the children bodily injury and that to pre vent this it was necessary to take the course of action followed. Messrs. Lee & Fowler are attorneys for the defendant and State's Attorney Bar nett and Assistant State's Attorney Richardson are the prosecuting attor neys. ARE OPTIMISTIC. Special Correspondence to Tke Bvenlng Times. Devils Lake, N. D., May 14.—Despite the unprecedented lateness of the sea son the Ramsey county farmers take an optimistic view of the crop situa tion. An unusual amount of plowing was done last fall, and farming opera tions, as a result, are little, if any, behind the ordinary year. Many farm ers have completed the seeding ot wheat, and the end of the week will see a large acreage sown. Investiga tion. however, indicates a slight fall ing off in the acreage of wheat and a corresponding increase in oats and barley. CEDAR RAPIDS MAN MAY BE CU HEM) OF a Minis vision will be held in Italian hall, 5-, -V. A •1 "-Jr.#.. OB South Second street, while the meet ings of the ladles' auxiliary will be held in the Goodwyn Institute. All sessions will be held in the afternoon from 1 to 7 o'clock, no morning meet ings having been scheduled. Much good-natured rivalry has de veloped in the fight for grand officers. A. B. Carrington of Cedar Rapids, la., grand' chief conductor, will likely be a candidate for re-election, despite the fact that the conductors of the north west are believed to be against him. It is expected that the total number of visitors during the convention will reach at least 5,000, and a number of excursions will be run for their bene fit The first thing to do in cleaning house la to find out which of your neighbors borrowed your step-ladder last.