VOL. 9, NO. 18.
Itfextco caty, Mexico, Jan. 2L—A
fom Vera Crus, on
the M«tloan raikway, wtt flred upon
yesterday by rebels at Putrero. No
one was killed, and the train arrived
•jhere four hours late.
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Declares Companion Gener
Xal^s Showed Cowardice Un
der Fire at Ojinaga.
BECAUSE OF HIM
IV JQHN BtTXTON FREED. ii
Man Who Told How Krafchenk Es
caped. Is Beleased.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 21.—John
Buxton, who "squealed" on his friends
in the conspiracy to release Krafchen
was allowed his liberty last night
after laying, bare all the details of the
plot The others accused—Hagel, Reid,
Westlake and Holt were in court to
day and remanded until Thursday,
bail not being allowed nor were any
of them allowed to see counsel. There
was a sensational scene in the court
when Hagel, K.. C„ father of one of
the accused, pleaded with the magis
trate for a chance to talk to his son,
but was refused.
Krafchenko is in a solid iron cell in
the provincial Jail looking out on the
university. To a visitor he displayed
his overpowering egotism, and declar
ed that had it not been for his In
jured leg he would never have been
caught, no matter who tried to be
tray him: He repeated his story of
the mysterious lone motorist who
picked him up and dropped him at
Burrls block, but the Identity of the
so-called Samaritan Is not believed to
be any mystery to him.
FIBIiDEJR TAKES OATH.
Trenton, N. j„ Jan. 21.—Leon Bay
lor, the youngest man who ever occu
pied the governor's chair, relinquished
his post in the executive office here.
James F. Fielder was inaugurated as
Measures are in Coui^^of
Preparation Today Follow
ing Talk With Wilson.
Washington, Jan. 21.—Five bills to
.. .carry out President Wilson's trust
message are biting completed In edh
gress today. The Wis wll embrace
Prohibition of Interlocking director
ates in inierstata corporations, rail
roads and banks.
Empowering the Interstate com
-•i meree commission to regulate the is
suanca of railroad stocks and bonds.
Sherman law definitions bill, which
will define specifically what constitutes
conspiracy in restrafnt of trade.
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tad Ihuradaii prdMbtir
Insubordination Anions the Allega
tions Against Federal Leaden, Who
laid Stories of Panic Stricken troop»
,' in Eltort to Influence Commander.
131 Paso, Texas, Jan. 21.—General
Salvador Mercado, commander of the
,300 Mexican federal soldiers who
were Interned yesterday at Fort Bliss
on the footing of prisoners of war,
defended.his abandonment of Ojinaga,
and charged General PaBcual Orozco
with cowardice and insubordination.
In answer to criticisms from Mexico
General Mercado said Orozco repeat
edly had. robbed the federal provision
train had refused to attack the
rebels had abandoned his own
troops and had run away under tire
to give the impression that he heroic
ally would remain on the Mexican side
to fight battles, whereas: Orozco was
u.frai4 to cross into the United States
because of an indictment pending
against him here. He said Orozco had
demanded money, and had placed
drunken officers at the head of his
Cowardly Under FIrer
General Mercado charged that Ynez
•Salazar and General Antonio Bojas,
volunteer commanders, were cowardly
under fire, and that they abandoned
their posts as soon as the rebels ap
"The appearance of Orozco at Chi
huahua before we left for Ojinaga was
fatal to the federal cause," General
Mercado said. "He had been told that
he was to be governor and military
chief, hence his Insolence. The sec
retary of war ordered him to cover the
railroad from Juarez south. He dis
obeyed this order because he was
afraid of Villa. Rojas also repeatedly
abandoned his positions.in a coward
ly. manner. There were quarrels of
Had No Support.
"In Chihuahua Generals Mancllla,
Salazar, Orplnal and Rojas told me
their forces were panic-stricken and
would not tight. That, led me to
evacuate Chihuahua, for I had no sup
port. The rich citizens, with the ex
ception of Luie Terrazas, who gave
30,000 pesos, refused to aid us after
we had been cut oft from "Mexico
General trades relations measure
I-/ S '.seeking to eliminate "cutthroat" com
petitive business, whiAi would pro
vide punlshnoient for Individuals In
stead-of business, and make it possible
tar firms or individuals, Injured by
7!j unlawful business restraint, to avail
themselves of findings against com
binations and Institute suit in equity
Foliowlng a conference last night
at the white. ho«ip^ menthers of the
house judiciary senate and Interstate
commerce committees went tb the
cipitoi with th^ prbgran aa outlined,
in mind, and the revision of tentatlve
#afte of measures already prepared,
Vewlaiid^ ehalrmaai ot the
wlll bave charge of
on trust 1
FARMER LAD ONCE,
Simeon D. Peas, who Is serving his
first term In congress as the repre
sentative of Ohio's .first district, start
ed out in life as a farmer boy. Aft
er graduating from college he was
retained by his alma mater, Ohio
northern university, as Its professor
of American history. After this he
held several college positions and
finally became president of'Antlocn
college. Later he was editor of
magazine and last November was
elected to congress. He is a repub
lican and is fifty-two years old.
SHORT SESSION OF
CONGRESS IS AM
Congressional Leaders and
President Wilson Hope for
Adjournment March 1.' ii
RURAL CREDITS PLAN
Declares In Conference With Repre
sentatlve Underwood Today His De
sire for legislation Covering That
Question—Alaskan Hettfement Up.
Washington, Jan. 21.—Congress
:ht to, adjo.u$n March 1. in the
and Is ^r an early ad
journment Many members are eager
to get back to their districts to par
ticipate in primary and also fan elec
Hopes for Rural Credits.
The president Indicated that while
he hoped sis many of things as possi
ble which he recommended in his. De
cember message, should be taken up,
he would-be satisfied if, beside the
regular, appropriation bills, the
Alaskan question, legislation could be
enacted oh rural credits in addition
to the points which he emphasized in'
his message, before adjournment.
TAYLOR, N. D. HAN SAYS
"J. C. R." IS HISSIN(
St. Paul, Jan, ai.—"J. C. H.,
recently escaped from Rochester
hospital, now at the Oak Forest,
111, infirmary, Is Jay Allen Cald
well of Taylor, N. Dn In the opin
ion of Adam Iiefor of Taylor, N.
D., here today.
Ijefor knew him from boyhood.
Be disappeared seven yeans ago
and was worth $100,000, accord
ing to Lefor.
PASSED BAD CHECKS
ISUendale Bank's Name on Fictitious
Pauper Used fa "New York.
Ellendale, N. D., Jan. 21.—The
name of the First National bank of
Ellendale Is being used by eastern
counterfeiters, and the arrest of a
woman in New York several days ago
probably'will be the means of break
ing up the ring
COMPLETE JURY IB
fieqond Trial of "Father" Schmidt
Now Under Way.
New York, Jan. 21.—The Jury to try
"Father" Schmidt for the murder of
Anna Aumuller, was completed this
afternoon, and the evidence, in the sec
ond trial will be commenced Imme
Heating Plant Wrecks Huge
Pavillion at Canada'sBig
Ottawa, Ont, Jan. U.—Thr«o are
known to b* dead and a number were
seriously Injured (n an explosion
which wrecked, the Howtok pavilion,
a huge cement steel structure at the
exhibition ground*. where Ottawa's
winter fair is beijBg |Mld.
In the contusion following the ex
plosion, It la impoaalbte to aulokiy as
certain the numberdead or Injured.
It is feared that so^M are burled-in
the debrts ky
Many prlM honws and, cattle were
Mlled. The building ptuiglit Aw alter
the explosion. Theapcldent :wa«'|
caiued fcy the, «xpl«rioit tf ttfe fceat
(Mom tha-forenoM bnNCte.tint to
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GRAND FORKS. N.
AND PUN ACTIffi
North Dakota Cities Will
Have Busy Commercial
Clubs in 1914.
BIG PROBLEMS ARE
TAKEN UP BY SOME
tn Effecting Reorganization, Civic
Bodies Propose to Make the Coming
Twelve Months the Best in History
—Local Problems to the Front.
The election of officers for the com
ing year was the important business
demanding the attention of several
commercial clubs of North Dakota
cities during the past week, and in ev
ery instance the organisations have
shown signs of making the year of
1914 one of their most active.
Binford. through its Commercial
club, is promoting the construction of
a municipal electric light plant. The
club elected the following officers:
President, L. P. Larson vice presi
dent. Otto Frits secretary, O. G. Ar
neson treasurer, Peter P. Idsvog.
The Oranville club elected C. A.
Stubbins as president, and named the
following other officers: vice presi
dent, F. O. Bacon secretary, R. L.
Richardson treasurer, A. W. Ganss
directors, A. P. Slmonson, J. C. Ross.
O. O. Sheggby, c. B. Burr and W. A.
Chrlstlanson. A new electric light
plant and the establishment of closer
co-operation between the business
men and the farmers are1 the year's
At the annual meeting of the Aneta
club, the following new officers were
named: President, O. M. Greenland
vice president, H. L. Ulvick secre
tary. A. C. Raaen Ole Korsmo, Harry
Odegard, T. A. Keys and W. E. Smith,
New England's club has Just organ
ised plans for a busy year, naming the
following officers to carry on the
work: President, J. M. Connolly sec
retary, W. L. Gardner: treasurer, H.
E. Schroeder directors, Charles Si
mon. J. A. Eklund.
J. J. Nelrllng was re-elected presi
dent of'the Jamestown club. Andrew
Haas is secretary, and H. T. Graves
treasurer. At the annual meeting the
review of work for the past season
was exceptionally Interesting, showing
active movements that have brought
Cavalier's Commercial club elected
the- foUowing officers: president. An
,, "W^ ^e, w»s|dant. Dr.-J. -Jr
treasurer, H. Au Begin directors. Dr.
J. E. Galbraith. Andrew Robbie, John'
O'Keef* H. G. Vlck. C. B. Green, H.
A. Rygh, Fred Harris, W.
Ed Hamilton, J, J. Walker and. Rob
F. P. Bergman Is the new president
of the Williston Commercial club J.
B. Ivyon Is vice president and A. N.
Eldness treasurer, the selection of a
treasurer being laid over. The club
has lent its support to the farmers'
excursion which will be made Into
(Continued on Page 8.)
Whitman Contemplates Ac
tion, Judging from Attitude
New York, Jan. 21.—Former 'Gov
ernor Sulzer, now a.n assemblyman, is
the chief witness cited to appear to
day at the resumption of the so-called
John Doe inquiry into political graft,
especially as concerning state .road
Sulzer will be asked to relate, under
oa,th, his charges madfe before ,and
after his removal as governor against
It Is understood (hat District At
torney Whitman has insisted that Sul
ser sign a waiver of Immunity before
taking the stand.
Shot Overseer When
Had bough t*
it BeB Given
MurvilK N. 3F|^an. 21—Edward
Be&rdsley, tht ./QkMUuqua county
outlaw, who |0ti»Ver a week defied
the efforto of \flmlft, Anderson and
his posse of degjrttn td arrest him,
gave himself. ujj- to. a party of news
papermen early today and accom
panied them 'to the hotel in this vil
lage. later hs :*aa looked up in the
Sheriff Anderson nnd the posse
maintained thefcgmrd live hours aft
er the "capture" Occurred.
Plan Had BiiM 'Arranged.
««ve himself up
to C- D. Backus Jto local hotel man.
although newspapMmen were active.
Backus, who wasVfppolnted a deputy
sheriff, affected. tl(i«t5eapture in keeping
The outlaw wws^liken to the hotel
for breakfast, to A barber shop and
then walked t« }!|ie sherirs office
where he formrt^r. gave himself Into
custody late todfafc
Beardsley ls1"cMrged with assault
in the first degree^for shooting Over
seer of the Po9r |»«tn&tn.
For eight days «eardBley .barricade
ed In his term Imuw, remained In
open I defiance /of Me law.
The situation fUiaily dwindled Into
a burlesque withJEhe outlaw In the
principal role -He turned notoriety
into money by''tneirsale of his auto
graph. postcards,'posing for photog
raphers and moVitjlt picture men.
Sought to Xliilko Children.
It was on January 13 that Beards
ley shot and sertyftiiy wounded James
W. Putnam, overseer of the poor, who
came to take away Beardsley's nine
From the time Sheriff Anderson
went to sirrest Peardstay on the day
of the shooting, the "mad farmer"
had used his chlUtrep as his best asset,
forcing the sheriff, through fear for
the children, into, giving him food and
fuel. A woman,, nbt Beardsley's wife,
is also In the home'
*Get'**(tf» first." V.
"Ye may git niitf some time,'' Mid
Beardsley to tHa^flKcsr, "but don't
ye ferglt that ye*li |fit these nine kids
and this woman flwt. if ye want t'
kill 'em, go ahead an' do it. If ye
don't,. send in stmt food and some
firewood. Now. git back where ye
Writers Asked Mercy.
From all over the country
him to be. mei
used for the sticci
until the siege was ever. From New
York City eaine a $5^ bill and a letter
containing the same request. Hun
dreds 'of letters are In the sheriff's
mail all to the same purport—to be
merciful to the children.
Head of English Bank De- ^tuudinl.upper
Clares Tariff and Currency
Laws Biggest Features.
You Get Your Share Mr.
Now, Mr. Local Dealer, here is some straight talk.
This is the month in which many manufacturers are laying out their ad
vertising plans for the coming year.
These plans naturally have for. their object an increase of. business. The
manufacturer is going to spend his money where it is going to give him the
One thing that will |nfluence his plans is the extent to which dealers will
co-operate in making local sales. That word co-operation does not mean sitting
down and letting customers come, if they are willing. It means actively push
ing the sale of goods advertised in, their local newspapers by the manufacturers.
Now, why not let the manufacturers with \yhom you do business know
that if (hey will help make business for you, you will help make business for
Tell them that if they will use the newspapers of your town to make known
the merit of their goods you will let the piijblic know that these goods can be
had at your store.
Co-operate-^andTlet your -manufacturers know you are willing to do so.
Share in the dollar harvest by acting now, when it is. time to sow the seed.
Co-operative. work with dealers in nationally distributed articles is part of
the function of the Bureau of Advertising£lAmerican Newspaper Publishersr
Association. Correspondence with general advertisers is solicited.
After Holding Sheriff and Posse
the sake of
htm to re-
The hardware store owned by San
debin & Trapp which was housed in a
cement block building, was also de
stroyed with most of the stock, and
the owners sustained a loss of about
The barber shop owned by John
Young was destroyed but most of the
contents were saved.
The Marion Pharmacy was burned
and the contents badly damaged. I
I The First National bank, next in
the path of the flames, was totally de
stroyed, as was also the telephone ex
fcBSBAY, JANUARY 21,1914. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE
Seven Days, Surrenders to Newspapermen
Beardsley farm house at Summerdale, X. Y.
Small LaMoure County City
Visited by Fire Fiend
BLAZE STARTS IN
GRAF MEAT SHOP
First National Bank, Feed Mill, Phar
macy, Telephone Exchange* Barber
Shop and Hardware Store Feed the
Flames—-Had Good Start
Marlon, X. D.. Jan. 21.—Over *75,
000 Is the loss In a fire which destroy
ed much of the business district of
Only half the loss is covered by in
surance, according to the present es
The Are was discovered in the meat
market owned 'by E. D. Graff. The
W%rm was at once sounded ohd the
Are tighten 'responded but despite all
that the'jr could do to prevent the fire
spreading to other property, the
Marlon feed mill, which was next to
the meat market was consumed with
a car of flour and a large amount of
grain, causing a loss of about $5,000.
TO RETURN PISTOLS
Jefferson Davis' Dueling Weapons will
Again be in the Family.
Washington, Jan. 21.—Jefferson
Davis' two dueling pistols, a double
barreled pistol and appurtenances,
seized by the union troops near the
close of the civil war, which have
been in the custody of the war de
partment for nearly fifty years, will
be returned to Joseph A. Hayes, of
iCoiorndo. whose wife is the eldest
Iiondon, Jan. 21.—The United
States tariff act and currency bill,
passed by the American congress,
were were .the most important events
of the year of 1913 in the commercial
world, according to Sir Felix Schus
ter, governor of the Union of London
and Smiths bank, in his general re
view of the financial and trade out- daughter of the former president of
look, read at the annual meeting here.! the confederacy.
The review in part stated:
"These two measures must have! LINER COULD PASS
far-reaching consequences for they
have made the United States a more ..
formidable competitor than ever be- Goethels Plans to Send Steamer
fore, not only as regard International Through Canal In April,
commerce, but as threatening L011- Panama, Jan. 21.—The Panana
don's position as the center in inter- canal has reached such a condition of
national banking." completion that a large' ocean liner
Sir Felix declared In discussion I could now pass through, according to
that he held some doubt that com
merce would be greatly stimulated by
Colonel Goethela. Goethels plans to
send a Panama railroad steamer
through the canal In April.
Devils Lake Woman Cre
mated in Blaze That De
stroys Home Early Today
ALONE WHEN FATAL
The fire is believed to have ignit
ed from an overheated stove.
Mr. Eich and two children were in
Devils Lake when the fatal accident
occurred, having come to the city yes
terday. It turned too cold last night,
Mr. Eich thought, to attempt the
drive home, and he remained during
the night at the home of Kay Bice,
who Is a brother of Mrs. Eich.
The bereaved husband is verv well
known throughout the state. He was
for several years auditor of Ramsey
county and at one time was president
of the North Dakota County Auditors'
AUIO IS 1HR0WN
MTO DEEP DITCH
Cover Catches on Opposite
Bank and Occupants Are
Saved From Injury.
Tom Roland, who lives near Manvel,
and a party of seven had a narrow
escape from serious, if not fatal in
jury, when an automobile in which
they were riding, plunged into a deep
ditch. The accident occurred near
Manvel, and had it not been for the
fact that the top of the car caught
on one bank of the ditch, the occu
pant* would have been badly injured.
The occupants of the car were not
Mr. Roland was driving a party
home from a dance at Oslo. When
near the McDonald farm at Manvel,
he started to negotiate a turn on the
road, but instead of crossing the cul
vert, the machine plunged into the
ditch. As it turned over, the cover
caught on the opposite embankment
and held the car. The ditch, at that
point. Is eight or ten feet deep.
None of the occupants was thrown
out. While, the top held the car up.
they crawled out of the machine. The
car was badly damaged.
High Commissioner of Canada Dies In
London at Age of 98.
'London, Jan. 21.—Lord Strath
cona, Mount Royal high commis
sioner for Canada, died at 1:55 this
Strathcona'a age was 93. He said
the best way to live to an old age
was "Not thinking about age at all,
but just going on doing vour work."
He lived up to the maxim.
For the past six years he has been
periodically reported as "about to
resign as post high commissioner, but
it was death, not resignation, that
terminated his work.
He went to Canada at the age of
18. He was one time head of the
Hudson Bay company later resident
governor In Montreal. In 18*6 he was
sent to London as high commissioner
and worked for the interest of Can
ada, faithful to the last.
.. PRAIWK FIRK.
Manning, N. D., Jan. 21.—Last
week fir» started northeast of town
and west of Hans Larson's place,
about on section 2, and burned over
the southeast part of 25, south half of
SS and all "of section 1-144-85. The
neighbors .hurried together and put It
oat-or mofe serious dajhage
7 a. in. —t: antan ts
-I* -t Imum —14: wind ft miles
mat Imnmctcr StJ1
H. G. JStreet, Represents
Coal Mining Organiza
tion, Visiting District
SUPPORT OF MEI
Bcclaros lip Xr.ver Hos Secn'Mrn
Delwiuiwo as arc tlic Striker
Tracos Ixwal sentiment to Fact
Dependency t'pon tl»c Mines.
ilmiKhlou, Jan. Jl.—Tl»e striking
copprr mill its probably w'UJ h«ve th3
tinamial MiMjx.ri of the United Workl
••rs of Aivii'rica during the remainins.
day.s of th.-li- light, atroording to H. Ol
Stroot, who wan hoiii here bv the mind
workers l„ inv«Btigatc the situation.]_
"I^bor needs to win this strike,'I
sajd strcc.t, "and •l»eli«ve it will wlnl
liave ni-vcr seen men more deter4
mined (hiiii the strikers .it. Calumet]
Their families are being- well r*ared_
for by their iininn. and they do noi
appear have the slightest thoughfl
of K'vinm: in."
Dependent V|jon .Mines.
Sireet said it was apparent tha4
citizens of the district are not in symJ
puthy with the strike because most OB
them are in a. measure dependent up-|
011 the mining: companies.
The fact. tha.t the strikers had held,
out so long in the face of this local!
hostility, he said, Indicated they|
would remain steadfast.
Are Coal Miners.
Husband and Two Children Spent the with which the copper country locals
Night In the City—Believed Tliat
Overheated Store Caused Disaster
—Probably Overcome by Smoke.
(Times Special Service.)
Devils lake, JJ. D., Jan. 21.—Mrs.
Emil Eich, wife of the former county
auditor of Ramsey county, was burn
ed to death in a tire whicb destroyed
the family home, twelve miles from
Devils Lake at o'clock this morn
-MR. iiione wbe.n the tee
"broke out and the details of her death
will never be known. It is believed
though, that she was suffocated in
her bed, or was overcome by the
smoke almost immediately on being
As soon tui he has visited all the lo-l
eals in the copper district, Street wills
proceed to Indianapolis to make a re-l
port on which lie expects the United!
Mine Workers will decide to extendi
The latter body has none but coall
miners in its membership. Metail
miners make up the membership ofl
the Western Federation of Miners,I
Has Bender's Brother-in-law I
Hailed into Court and
!_• Sentenced tO 'Pen.^^
Devils Lake, X. D.. Jan. 21.—The
time when reservation Indians
North Dakota can wink at the mar
riage laws of the state and carry on
clandestine relationship with immu
nity has passed. Poor Lo can no
longer plead ignorance of the law, at
least not in the court of Judge C. W.
Buttz of the second judicial district,
which takes in the Devils Lake Indian
Charley White, a brother-in-law of
Chief Bender, the famous Indian
pitcher, was yesterday sentenced to
one year in the .state penitentiarv by
Judge Buttz in a case in which 'isa
dore Kahamanic, an Indian, was com
plainant. The latter was several years
ago sentenced for life in the peni
tentiary for murder. At that stage
White appeared at thA Kahamanic
liomicile on the resenM^on and fol
lowing a tribal custonwtook up his
place at the head of the household,
failing to have the marriage knot
tied in the most approved eugenic
.Recently Kahamanic was paroled
and, unlike the Enoch Arden of the
story book, he started a war dance
around his tepee which attracted the
attention of the judge and state' at
torney with the result that White en
tered a plea of guilty to the charges
This follows a cleanup of the reser
vation near Minnewaukan when five
persons were sent to the penitentiary
on the lame charge. Judge Butts
holds the Indians responsible for their
moral conduct and answerable for the
infraction of every state law.
USE AMORS IN SEARCH
FOR MISSING SUBMARINE
British Navy Hydroplanes Sent
Scene of Recent English
FIND SUBMARINE LATE TODAY.
Plymouth, Jan. 21.—The sob.
marine "A-7" was located on the
bottom at a depth of 200 feet, off
Plymouth sound late today.
Plymouth, Eng., Jan. 21—The serv
ices of a number of aviators have
been enlisted in the search for the
British submarine "A?" which, with
its crew of eleven, disappeared Jan
uary 16, during maneuvers in White
sand bay. Several hydroplanes attach
ed to the British navy, left for Whfte
sand bay today to assist in the search
for the missing submarine.
FlOfl ON MVER
Committee Will Vote Ad
verse to Confirmation of
Washington, Jan. 21.—The senate
public lands committee today voted to
report adversely the nomination of
Otto R. Myer of Dickinson, N. IX, to
be receiver of public moneys at Dick
Former Governor Burke of North
Dakota, now treasurer of the United
States, appeared against Myer. It
charged that Myer conducted a
bar in violation 'of the state prfeuvi
tion law and paid frequent ftines.7
_„ Since he appeared before, the «0m
rolttee-last June he has gope into*
would drug business, and takeoi~vout a't
eral liquor license.
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