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"PIONEER" and get RESULTS VOLUME 28, WL DEMAtiO A VACATION Mo WSRK HCoLoWfc^THew Odvit r»Kt"?LY rne coop TRIED TO BRIBE UMPIRES OFFICIALS OF DECIDING GAME MAKE SERIOUS CHARGES. Sensation Caused in National Base ball League by Statements of Klem and Johnstone. New York, Dec. 12.—Even more sensational than the tumultuous close of-.the recent National league playing season were the closing hours of the league's annual meeting here Friday when charges of attempted bribery'of the umpires who officiated at the game that decided the championship of 1908, between New York and Chi cago at the Polo grounds, October 8, were sprung and the magnates ap pointed a committee to probe them, even intimating that criminal prosecu tions might follow the investigation committee's report. So rare are accusations of bribery in connection with organized baseball and so well authenticated were the charges presented and officially made public by the league in a statement signed by representatives of all of its clubs, that the-news created a pro iound stir and in large measure re vived the conditions of heat and tur moil which had accompanied the set tlement of the championship dispute two months ago. Two statements were submitted by the umpires, Klem and Johnstone. In one the name of the person who ap proached the official was given, as well as the names of persons he claimed to represent! In the other statement the names of the persons who approached the umpire were not given, this umpire stating that they were strangers to him. The official statement by the league says none of the persons named are in any way connected with organized baseball. A HEN STRIKE. PROMINENT OHIOANS DEAD. Franklin Macomber and C. E. Russell Expire in Hospital. Toledo, O., Dec. 11.—Death claimed two prominent northwestern Ohio men here Thursday, one while he was un dergoing an operation, the other while waiting to be placed under the sur geon's knife. Cause Franklin Macomber, 31, real estate dealer, member of the Toledo board of public safety, and one of the most popular of this city's public officials, died at a hospital while under the in fluence of an anaesthetic. He had gone to the hospital for a (slight operation on his nose. Heart failure was said to be the cause of his death. Charles E. Russell, insurance man and a prominent great lakes yachts man, died at another hospital while the physicians were making prepara tions to place him on the table. PLANS ACTION FOR LIBEL. President Threatens Authors of the Canal Graft Charges. Washington, Dec. 11.—"If they can be reached for criminal libel, 1 shall try to have them reached," said Presi dent Roosevelt in speaking Thursday afternoon about "those Americans who have been guilty of infamous false hood concerning the acquisition of the property and the construct ion ,of the (Panama) canal itself." It was to the committee of one hun dred of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Wa terway association, headed by Gov. Deneen of Illinois, who were received by the president in the east room of the White House, that he made this 4i«lV»Uoa^ AHEM-RAIWrt M£ MAOAH Bill i-a» Wnm aocic CLUCK foT Tvf 8 BOILED eee^isc&m And Effect. 6 MILWAUKEE •ssnrirteu O^Qot3ch,= WATERWAY BOND3 FAVORED. Rivers and Harbors Congress Urges $500,000,000 Issue. Washington, Dec. 12.—With an en thusiasm seldom witnessed in a similar organization, the National Rivers and Harbors Congress at its concluding session here Friday, by a unanimous vote, placed itself on record in favor of the issuance of government bonds for the improvement of the great wa terway projects of the country. By a resolution, which was one of a series adopted, the congress declared for an authorized issue by congress at its present session of $500,000,000 worth of bonds, the proceods to -be used in the payment exclusively for such river and harbor work as may be authorized by congress, provision for the issue to be similar to the Panama canal "bonds. Later iu the day a committee pre sented to Vice-President Fairbanks and Speaker Cannon the bond resolution. Iowa Student Judges Win. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 11.—Iowa stu dent judges carried off the $1,000 trophy offered by the Western Grain Dealers' association in the National Corn Show competition, the award being made Thursday night. The Iowa team consisted of Messrs. Schnaidt, Wood, Hendricks, Quaife and Murphy. The Kansas team was second and Missouri third. BRYAN FOR NORTHROP'S PLACE. University of Minnesota May Have Him for President. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 11.—The University Press club, at a banquet Wednesday evening, started a cam paign to get W. J. Bryan for president of the University of Minnesota in the event that President Cyrus Northrop cannot be induced to withdraw his res ignation. Active work will be de ferred until final action has been tak en on Dr.. Nortbrop's resignation. Union Tobacco Society Formed. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 11.—The Union Tobacco society, representing tobacco growing interests in Kentucky, In diana, Ohio, Tennessee and Wiscon sin, with estimated assets of $30,000, 000, was organized here Thursday. The purpose of the organization is said to be to protect the tobacco growers from a minimum price and the consumer from a maximum sc^e. Not Guilty of Rustin Murder. Omaha, Neb. Dec. 11.—After 13 hours' deliberation the jury in the case of Charles E. Davis, charged with the murder, on the morning of Sep tember 2, of Dr. Frederick T. Rustin, Thursday agreed upon a verdict of not guilty. Hayti Election December 17. Port au Prince, Dec. 11.—The legis lative chambers will be convoked on December 17 for the election of a president. Gen. Antoine Simon, who is now the provisional president, will undoubtedly be elected to that office. Triplets Added to Twenty-Two. Columbus, Ga., Dec. 11.—Triplets were born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose E. Calhoun of this city. This couple now have 25 children. The father is 82 years old. Dentist Kills a Physician, liazelhurst, Miss., Dec. 11.—Dr. A. S. Pitts, a prominent physician, was shot and killed late Thursday at bis office here by Dr. Thomas lilrdsonc, a dentist. G1T1 BY JIM FORMER POLITICAL BOSS OF SAN FRANCISCO CONV(CTED OF BRIBERY. Dramatic End of Trial—Francis J. Heney Hears the Verdict Read— Defendant May Get Fourteen Years in the Penitentiary. San Francisco, Deo. 11.—Abraham Ruef, former political boss of San Francisco, was convicted Thursday of bribery. The verdict was returned exactly upon the stroke of four o'clock when the deliberations of the jury had been prolonged throughout a period of 24 hours. The warnings of Judge William P. Lawlor and the vigilance of the. po lice checked all attempted demonstra tion, although the excitement In the' courtroom was so intense that men were thrust down into their seats or held in the grasp of detectives as they rose to obtain a better view of the proceedings. Impressive Scene in Court. As the jury filed into the courtroom and took their seats in the jurybox, Judge Lawlor asked Foreman Mo Namara: "Have you gentlemen reached a verdict?" "We have," replied the foreman as he handed a folded slip of paper to Clerk Welch. An Impressive silence followed. Attorneys, defendant, spec tators, detectives and polloe held their breath as the clerk slowly and delib erately, yet with apparent agitation, unfolded the paper and then, as every pye in the courtroom was riveted upon him, read the words: "We, the Jury, find the defendant, 'Abraham Ruef, guilty as charged." Immediately all arose to their feet. There was a murmur of approval, but no demonstration. •At the other end of the counsel table, near the place where bis .blood had dyed Che floor' a deep crimson red which had been effaced with sand paper, sat Francis J. Heney, who ap peared in the courtroom for the first time since the day he was shot. Ruef Thinks of His Father. Ruef sat between his father and Thomas B. Dozier of the defense when the verdict was returned. He had spent the greater part of the day in conversation with his aged parent and though his face paled and his eyes re mained fixed for a long time upon the men who had pronounced his fate, al irtost his first thought was for the elder Mr. Ruef. He whispered a few words of encouragement to the old man and sent him out of the room to break the news to the defendant's mother and sisters. By previous agreement of counsel that the bill of exceptions should be "settled later, the court set Saturday, December 12, as the day for pro nouncing judgment. Ruef's conviction renders him liable to a maximum pen alty of 14 years in the penitentiary. DEATH IN SHAFT. Rochester Man Falls 40 Feet to In* stant Death. Rochester, Minn., Dec. 12.—Harvey M. Dixon, a prominent and promising young business man of this city, met death yesterday afternoon by falling down the shaft in his elevator. Dixon had gone into the shaft for some un known reason and in some way was precipitated to the floor, a distance of forty feet. Mr. Dixon operated an independent elevator in his own name and was very popular in thecity. About two years ago he was married to Miss Grace Mcrtz of Fargo, N. D., and the bereaved wife is left with a young daughter. The parents reside at St. Charles. The deceased was a member of the Elks and Knights of Pythias, and was the firrft member of the Rochester lodge of EIRs to die. TAFT'S CLASSMATES HONORED. Given Right of Line in the Inaugural Parade. Washington, Dec. 12.—The inaugural committee on civic organization has announced that the rigjit of the line in the parade of civic organizations on the day of President-elect Taft's inau guration shall be given to the mem bers of the class of '78 of Yale uni versity, of which cliass Mr. Taft was a member. Convicted Banker Pardoned. ColumbuB, O., Dec. 12.—James R. Llngftfelter, Newark banker and sav ings association official, serving a five year term In tbe penitentiary for forgery, was pardoned Friday by Gov. Harris. He is thought to be suffering from cancer of the stomach. HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA DECEMBER 17, 1908. No. 36 Ladies' Hand Bags, Being poor may be respectable, but it, doesn't look desirable or comfortable from the outside. The family picnic with crumbly sand wlches and bottle for baby Is no rest ing place for Oupid. Just by looklug at them you know some married men have wives that are easily pleased. 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And Prices to Suit all Purses Fancy boxes of fine candies Waistings Doilies Silk Lined Gloves Silk Waistings Dresser Scarfs Mocha Mittens Net Waists Neck Ties Fancy Collars Dress Patterns Mens Braces Collar Bows Cloaks Bill Books Beauty Pins Fancy Towels Purses Collar Pins Table Linens Cigars Barettes Shoes Fur Collars Handkerchiefs cent to §2.00 Neck Furs Fancy Hose Ruchings Fancy Dishes Tobacco Boxes Auto Scarfs Lace Curtains Caps Belts Slippers Dolls Belt Buckles Lamps Hair Ribbons Back Combs Sofa Pillows Cups and Saucers Hand Bags Lunch Cloths Etc., Etc. AT R. S. HURST'S Treating Them All Alike. There was only one thing in the world of which Eben Ransom thor oughly approved: that was hard, steady work. "I hope," said the philanthropic spinster who was spending a fortnight at the Ransom farm, "I do hope, Mr. Ransom, that you treat all your met] alike give them all equal advantages and wages. I find a varying standard, If I may use tbe expression, makes so much trouble and discontent among laborers in any field of work." Mr. Ransom surveyed her gravely and noddefl assents Send us $1.50 for a year's subscrip tion. Do it to-day. mmm Scarfs Bellts, Sash Pins, Handkerchiefs, "You're right there, niaftm," he said dryly after a moment "There Is just one rule for tbe folks that work for me. 'Begin as early and keep It up as late as there's light to go by, and you'll get your one-fifty a day, unless the times are unusual hard, when I make It one-twenty-flve.' "But 1 tell you, ma'am, you can't get as many fellers to work on an equal basis nowadays as you might think." Noble discontent is the path to hear* en.—Hlgglnson.