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O. A. DAHL, Publisher.
Important Events at Home and on
Foreign Shores Briefly
Representative Edwards of Georgia
has introduced a bill in congress to
reduce the salary of members from
$7,500 to $5,000.
Cheaper rates on mail between
point s on rural delivery lines will be
charged if a bill introduced in the
house becomes a law. The bill pro
vides for a reduction of the present
postage rates for mail from "door to
Representative Kincaid of New Jer
sey (Dem.) has offered a bill provid
ing that the next state admitted to
the Union shall be named "Lincoln."
His resolution declares the nation
"owes to Lincoln, next to Washing«
ton, Its every existence.
Representative Sheppard of Texas
introduced a resolution creating a
commission to investigate and report
on a method of utilizing national re
sources of the public domain so as to
make their production of the largest
possible value to the federal govern
Rear Admiral Converse, U. S. X.,
retired, died in Washington of urae
mic poisoning.
Abul Huda, an Arab astrologer in
whom the sultan had great conti«
dence, is dead.
Former Congressman A. R. Bush
nell died in Madison. Wis., of pneu
monia. He was seventy-six years old.
President Eliot of Harvard univer
sity is to be decorated by the em
peror of Japan with the Older of the
Rising Sun, first class.
Dr. James H. Canfield, librarian of
Columbia university and distinguish
ed as an educator, di ?d in New York
after a short illness from apoplexy.
Rear Admiral Sperry, who recently
reliquished command of the Atlantic
fleet after its voyage around ihe
world, has entered upon special duty
at the war college at Newport. Dur
ing the summer he will lecture on the
world cruise of the battleship fleet.
Kirby Snow, known in turf circles
throughout the South, is dead in Cin
cinnati. For several years past he
had engaged in newspaper work, but
kept up his interest in turf matters,
and for the last ten years presided
over the press gallery at Latcnia
Caspar Stuerenburg, a prominent
German-American editor and author,
died in New York after a long ill
ness. For ten years he was managing
editor of the New York Staats Zei
tung. with which he continued in an
editorial capacity to the time of Iiis
George Price, a m p mh» r of the cele
brated "Paris crew" which held the
four-oared championship of the world,
died at his home in St. Jo'ii, X. B.
Elijah Ross, brother of the late Wal
lace Ross, once the champion in sin
gles. is now the only surviving mem
ber of the four.
Fevt ral business hous<
ere de
stroyed by fire at Tofield, Alberta.
Loss, $75,000.
Four trainmen were killed when a
Mexican International freight train
fell through a burned bridge near Hi
dalgo, Mexico.
For the third time in its history
the main building of Seton college,
South Orange, X. J., was destroyed
by fire. Loss. $50,000-.
Four Gre< k laborers were found
asphyxiated in a room they had rent
ed in a hotel in Chicago. It is sup
posed one of them blew out the gas.
At Greenwood, near Scranton, Pa.,
Mrs. Anthony Robb and two children
were burned to death and four other
children were injured, out
in a fire in a small grocery and dwe
Five men were injured in a series
of riots between rival gangs of labor
ers employed on the barge canal
work at Smith's Häsin, near Glens
Falls, N. Y. Policemen put an end to
the disturbance.
Passengers on the Central of Geor
gia train No. 15 recent
Messenger J. B. Martin
ly injured and two mail desks slight
ly hurt when the train split a swirch
as-it entered the yard at Grillin. (Ja.
The two piers of the Huvana Cen
tral railroad, in the upp<. r p;ut m ,
harbor at Havana, w<-re
stroyed by fire. It is t>*; i. th;.t
the fire was cf incen iury u i; i.;.
Damage is estimated at §l,o0.;,ouo.
a shakeup.
was painful
iris buck hand
methods; trapped
Youth Attempts to Blackmail
Wealthy Atlanta Man Out
of $35,000.
Declares He Was Catspaw of Three Men
—Threatened Banker and Family
With Death.
Atlanta. Ga., April 8—Charged with
attempting to blackmail Asa G. Can
dler. president of the Atlanta cham
ber of commerce, and Atlanta's
wealthiest citizen, out of $35.000 by
Black Hand methods, Daniel W. John
son. Jr.. eighteen years of age, and a
member of Mr. Candler's Sunday
school class, was arrested last night.
Johnson admits writing the letters
and takes his arrest coolly. He, how
ever, declares that he was the cats
paw of three strangers, who. he
claims, dictated his every action in
connection with the case and forced
him to write the demands for money
under penalty of death. He furnished
the officers with descriptions of the
three men.
Threatened Horrible eDath.
Last Friday Mr. Candler received
(he first of the two letters written by
the Black Hand plotters, in which he
was asked to place $35,000 under the
steps of a pastor's study of the In
nian Park Methodist church on Mon
day night. April 5. "or you and your
family will meet a horrible death at
our hands."
Sunday he received a second letter
warning him to comply with the de
mands. Mr. Candler called George M.
Sutton, chief postoffice inspector of
the Atlanta district, in consultation,
and it was decided to trap the black
Monday night a package was placed
at the point designated. Two detect
ives kept watch, but no one appeared.
Youth Is Trapped.
Yesterday morning Mr. Candler re
ceived a telephone mesage demanding
that he place $1,000 at a secluded spot
cn Moreland avenue. Again a fake
package was prepared and placed at
the spot designated last night, and
Johnson appealed, pickfled up the
package and started to run, but was
caught by Detectives Lockhart and
Coker. After an examination he ad
mitted having written the two letters,
but said he acted under compulsion.
This Time Engineers of State Univer
sity Lay Down Law.
Minneapolis, April 8. — Students at
(he state university have again assert
ed their authority over the faculty.
This time it is in the college of en
gineering, where the junior class, dis
satisfied with the length of the Easter
vacation accorded them, have under
taken to extend it two days by resolu
The faculty members say that they
will not recognize this action of the
class and that all students failing to
appear in' their proper lecture and
recitation rooms on the two contested
days, Friday and Saturday of next
week, will be marked zero. The 300
students involved in this strike ap
pear confident lhat their numbers will
prevent any very severe punishment.
King and Queen of Spain Have Nar
row Escape in Auto Collision.
Madrid. April 8.—King Alfonso and
Queen Victoria recently had a narrow
escape from injury. The king was
leaving the palace court yard and the
queen was entering in their automo
bile when the machines came into col
lision in the narrow passage. Both
automobiles were badly damaged, but
their majesties were not hurt.
$5,000 Stolen From Mail.
Paducah, Ky., April 8.—An envelope
containing $5,000 in checks, sent in
the mail by the First National bank
j of this city, has been Rtolen. It was
addressed to the First National bank
j of Nashville. Tenn. Two of the checks
| were cashed in Union City, Tenn..
\ and Mounds. 111.
Student Strike Ended.
Oxford, England, April 8. — The
strike of students at Ruskin college,
which began about ten days ago on
account of the dismissal of Dennis
[jird, the principal of the institution,
Glided yesterday. The students acqui
esced in the dismissal of Hird.
Shah's Commander Killed.
St. Petersburg. April 8. — Persian
dispatches received here state that a
; evolutionary soldier assassinated the
hah's commander-in-chief, Ained
Jowleh, near Tabrii. with a bomb.
Ained Dowleli was former grand vi
New Normal School Is Killed for This
Session—First Veto Message
St. Paul, April 8 —Gov. Johnson ve
toed the Cass Lake normal school bill
yesterday. This is the first measure
to feel the executive ax at the present
The veto message was reported to
the senate late yesterday. The gov
ernor gives several reasons for op
posing the bill. He holds that there
is no immediate need for the school.
There is a school of pedagogy at the
University of Minnesota and five state
normal schools. The schools at Moor
head and Duluth have room to spare.
The state's finances do not warrant
the new institution.
As to location, the governor says
the normal board is opposed to Cass
Lake because it has not; enough popu
lation to supply a model school.
Eugene G. Barnum, Who Used the
Mails for Fraud, Fined $500.
Sioux Falls, S. D., April 8.—An at
tempt on the part of Eugene G. Bar
num, a prominent resident of Dallas, to
run a lottery in opposition to the
government lands in Tripp county re
sulted disastrously to Barnum.
Barnum appeared before Judge Car
land of the I'nited States court yes
terday and entered a plea of guilty to
an indictment charging him with hav
a lottery scheme in connection with
the disposal of government lands in
Tripp county. Judge Carland imposed
a fine of $500, which was paid.
Runaway Local Market Shoots July
Grain Above $1.21 Mark.
Minneapolis. April 8.—Wheat trad
ers witnessed a runaway market yes
terday. Chicago. Kansas City. St.
Louis and several other markets were
closed, it being election day in those
cities. Minneapolis had to go it
alone. Traders in outside cities sent
their buying orders here, with the re
still that July wheat in the Minneap
olis pit shot up to $1.19 1-2 at the
opening and went to the long-predict
ed price of $1.20 a little later, and
before the day was over had reached
$1.21 1-8.
John Wevel of Sparta and Malta Is
Assailed by Assassins.
Two Harbors. Minn.. April 8. — A
oorner of the residence of Capt. John
Wevel, superintendent of the Sparta
and Malta mine, was dynamited last
Mrs. Wevel and daughter were in
the house, but were uninjured. Capt.
Wevel wa. out a f the time of the ex
, . , , ,
plosion. There is no clue to the dy-,
Two Hundred Men Protast Against
Contract Work Price.
Duluth, April 8.—Two hundred men
employed at the Franklin mine at Vir
ginia went on a strike yesterday be
cause of a disagreement over the
price paid for crntract work. The
police quelled efforts at disturbance
and new men were placed at work.
Everything is reported quiet.
Foot Split by Buzzsaw.
Mason City, Iowa, April 8.—Acci
dents from buzzsaws have been nu
merous of late. The latest to suffer
severe injury was William Dohrman,
who resides near Decorah. With a
number of men he was sawing wood.
One obstreperous stick caught on the
carrier and William thought he could
kick it loose, and he did, but with the
result that his foot slipped into the
saw and it was cut off at the ankle
Must Tell How She Got Valuables.
Iowa City .Iowa, April 8. — How
Catherine Kellev, the pretty niece of
the late Michael Kelley, managed to
secure possession of notes and certifi
cates of deposit amounting to $20,000.
is the question which will be settled
in the district court here. Judge
Howell has ordered the niece to ap
pear for examination with reference
to her possession of the papers in
Flood Sent to Reformatory.
Minneapolis, April 8.—James Flood,
seventeen years old, who shot and
killed A. P. Camden on Nicollet ave
nue last June and who was later in
dieted on a charge of murder in the
first degree, was yesterday allowed
to plead guilty to a charge of man
slaughter in the first degree. Judge
William H. Donahue immediately
sentenced Flood to the state reforma
Wage Agreement Reached.
Winnipeg, April 8. — Mechanics are
Figning a new agreement with the Ca
nadian Pacific railway, the company
and the unions having arrived at a
satisfactory arrangement for the new
dea1h and ruin
in wakfof storm
Terrible Gale Sweeps Four
States, Killing at Least
Eleven Persons.
Adrift in Storm-tossed Vessels on Lake
Erie—Many Persons Injured
—Loss Is Heavy.
Detroit, Mich., April 9. — At least
eight persons lost their lives in the
storm that visited Michigan Tuesday
night and yesterday. Three men at
tempted to cross the Detroit river in
a row boat from Wyandotte yesterday
afternoon in a fifty-mile gale to settle
a wager and all three were drowned
when their boat capsized.
At Jennings, in Missauke county,
three young men were killed by being
caught under a wall that was blown
down. Eight-year-old Benjamin Hell
mer was killed by lightning near
Ionia, and Ray Miller was killed at
Brighton when he was struck by a
roof blown off by the wind.
The damage to roofs, chimneys,
plate glass, etc., will probably reach
$50,000 in Detroit and Michigan.
Sixteen Men Missing.
Cleveland, April 9.—The fishing tug
George Floyd, with seven men
aboard, and the sand-sucker Mary H,
with a crew of nine men, are missing,
and the steel barge Norman Kellev,
with a crew of four persons, was res
cued last night after a desperate
struggle as a result of a sixty-mile-an
hour gale which raged on Lake Erie
Several small buildings were wreck
ed in Cleveland. Two men were blown
into the lake, but both were rescued.
Cleveland was practically isolated
from communication with the East.
In the western part of the s';al? the
storm was the most severe ever
known. Scores of people were in
jured, many of them seriously, and
the property damage is large. Lives of
pedestrians were endangered by fall
ing signs, parts of roofs, chimneys,
limbs of trees and blown-out windows.
Two Killed in New York.
New York, April 9.—A wind of ex
traordinary severity prevailed in parts
of this state yesterday, causing havoc
with telegraph and telephone lines.
One man was killed and many people
were injured in Buffalo by parts of
buildings which were detached by the
force of the wind and hurled through
the air. At Rochester one man was
I killed and a boy sustained a fractured
sk)]]1 f] . om a wind . blown chimney .
Wires Are Down.
Chicago, April 9. — Wires east of
Chicago as far as Pittsburg went
down rapidly in yesterday's gale, ac
cording to telegraph companies.
Wheeling, Va., reported every wire
down east of that point. In this city
several persons received minor inju
One Killed in Indiana.
Indianapolis, April 9. — The violent
storm that swept Northern Indiana
late last night left in its wake many
over-turned houses, barns and out
buildings, tore out telegraph and tele
phone poles, killed one man and in
jured a number of persons.
Six Hurt in London.
London, Ont., April 9.—Six persons
were injured, one fatally, and a finan
cial loss of fully $50,000 was entailed
by a northwest hurricane that pass
ed over this city yesterday.
Blackmailers Write Letter Demanding
Payment of $3,000.
Flint, Mich.. April 9.—Anonymous
blackmailers who wrote from Delavan,
Wis., have threatened the lives of the
mother and sister of ten-year-old Har
old Moon, whose body was found last
Saturday in Thread pond, after a five
weeks' country-wide search for him,
unless L. N. Moon, the boy's father,
turns over $3.000 to them.
The letter gave no directions as to
how the money could be paid or
where. This causes some doubt
whether it is genuine.
Sleuth Must Go to Prison.
Des Moines, April 9.—El) Hardin,
former chief of detectives of Des
Moines, must serve three years in the
state penitentiary. The Iowa supreme
court affirmed his conviction on a
charge of being a party in a conspira
cy to prevent certain witnesses giving
testimony in a case against S. E. Gar
Jeêlousy Causes Double Tragedy.
Bloomington, III., April 9. — T. M.
Ross, section foreman at Loda, yester
day shot and killed Mrs. Jessie Sta
ley, with whom he boarded, and then
killed himself by swallowing carbolic
acid and firing a bullet Into his brain,
Jealousy was the cause of the tragedy,
Wisconsin Assemblyman Tells Com»
mUiee That Charges Were Out
come of a Joke.
Madison, Wis., April 9. — Charges
that a Democratic assemblyman had
been offered $1 ,500 to remain absent
during the vote on the election of
Senator Stephenson, end thus allow
the election of a seiiulor after a long
deadiock were proved to be the out
come of a Joke before the legislative
investigating committee last night
Assemblyman Joseph Domachowski of
Milwaukee testified that he had re
marked jokingly that he had been of
fered $1,500 not to vote and that his
joke had been taken seriously by the
lawmakers. He testified that he was
the recipient of no such offer.
Patient Struck by Another Mad Man
Succumbs to Injuries.
Jamestown, N. D., April 9.—Julius
Larson, an inmate of the state in
sane asylum in the violent ward, re
ceived fatal injuries yesterday during
an altercation with Scotty Wanama
ker, another patient, and is dead.
The matter .was reported to Coro
ner Guest by Supt. Baldwin. A coro
ner's inquest exonerated all of tho
guards and the management of the
Larson died from tho effects of peri
tonitis, superinduced by the blows re
Charge Camp at Night, Murder Three
and Cremate Bodies of Two.
Basin, Wyo., April 9.—Three sheep
herders, Joe Ernge, Allemamas Emge
and Joe Lazier, were murdered and
the bodies of the latter two cremated
by a band of fifteen masked raiders
who attacked a sheep camp at the
mouth of Spring creek, in the Ten
sleep country, on the night of April 2.
After the murder the raiders cut the
telegraph wires. News of the shoot
ing was brought here by sheep herd
ers who escaped.
Term of Court Will Be Held at Bau
dette or Spooner.
Spooner. Minn., April 9.—The pass
ing of the court bill providing that a
term of court shall be held either at
Baudette or Spooner marks another
step in the advancement of Northern
Beltrami county. At least one term
will be held, which will make a great
saving of time and money.
Motion tc Quash Land Fraud Indict
rrcfHR Urider Advisement.
Tulsa. Okla, April 9. — Arguments
we re ''Oii-'î'.Ujerl ve^orday in the mo
tion to qursh the indictments against.
Gov. Haskell and five co-defendants
on land fraud ci'.erges growing out of
Ihe acquirement o; town ins in Mus
kogee. The motion '--a* taken under
Hotel Fire Swetsi Adlrining Build
ings in S*m*t.
Milaca, Minn., April ".---Fire start
ing in Sjoblom Bro«.' occu
pied by Axel Johnson a.-? a «ni--? n and
hotel, destroyed nearly a quarter of a.
block of tall wooden buildings. By
heroic effort the firemen got the
flames under control. The loss is $15,
BIDS $2,700 FOR "WET" TAX.
Saloonkeeper Gets Only License
Granted Applicants.
Parkers Prairie. Minn., April 9.—So
great was the demand for the only
saloon li< entt allowed vider the law
in this vil'a«:« that, applicants bid up
the amount of the annual tax to $2,
700, when Nels P. Nelson was award
ed the coveted privilege.
Land Rush at Moose Jaw.
Moose Jaw, Sask., April 9.—An indi
cation of the great rush of American
immigration to Canada this year is
found in the fact that the past month
485 cars of settler*' effects arrived at
Moose Jaw over the Soo lins. Most
of the effects were sent on to Alberta
points. It is believed that these fig
ures will be doubled this month.
Cuts Throat: Fires Building.
Lake City. Minn.. April 9.—George
Colby, aged seventy years, residing in
the town of Cfitrpl point, near Lake
City, committe*. s.iSclde yesterday.
During the absence of his wife Colby
went to an outbuilding near the home,
cut his throat with a razor and then
set fire to the building. His body was
badly burned.
Killed Playing "Wild West."
Linton. Ind., April 9.—While playing
"wild west" with five companions,
Clifford Wolford, fifteen years old,
was shot in the head and killed by
Loren Hamilton, eighteen years old.
Hamilton tried to commit suicide, hut
the other boys took his rifle from him.

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