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"PIONEER" and get RESULTS VOLUMfc 28, S. S. CARYALHO IS ARRESTED J. D. ROCKEFELLER, JR., ACCUSES HIM OF CRIMINAL LIBEL. Charge Against Head of Hearst's Pub lishing Company Is Based on Newspaper Story. New York, Dec. 18.—On a charge of criminal libel, made by John D. Rocke feller, Jr., S. S. Carvalho, president of the Star Company, publishers of William R. Hearst's New York Amer ican, was arrested Thursday and ar raigned in police court before Magis trate Finn. At the solicitation of Clarence J. Shearn, attorney for the Hearst pub lications, and without any objection being raised on the part of Assistant VDistrict Attorney Garvan,. who had charge of the prosecution, Mr. Carval ho was paroled in the custody of his lawyer until December 26, for exam ination. Mr. Rockefeller, accompanied by his counsel, Lawyer Murphy, appeared in District Attorney Jerome's office early in the day and made complaint that the article published in the New York American of December 17, under a Chicago date of December 16, with the head line, "J. D. Rockefeller, Jr., originated peonage in stockade, it is said," tended to injure his good name, reputation and credit and to make him appear ridiculous. He submitted a typewritten affidavit embodying these charges to District Attorney Garvan, to whom the case was assigned. On the presentation of the affidavits to Magistrate Finn, he Issued warrants for the arrest of Mr. Carvalho, Bradford Merrill, treasurer, and Edward H. Clark, secretary, of the Star Company. Mr. Carvalho was found in liis of fice. Merrill and Clark were not in their offices. Mr. Calvalho took his arrest good naturedly. Bradford Merrill, treasurer of the Star Company, explained Thursday night that the article at which Mr. Rockefeller has taken offense had come from Chicago in the regular routine way, that it had not originated in New York, and that an investigation would be started at once. "If we, find that we have wronged Mr. Rockefel ler," said Mr. Merrill, "we will, of course, do everything in our power to atone for it." WOMAN ACCUSED OF MURDER. 6ays Her Alleged Confession to a Youth Was a Joke. Charleston, W. Va., Dec 18.— Charged with the murder from ambush of Grafton Starbuck, a leading prohibi tionist of Fayette county, at Cawley, November 28, Mrs. E. V. Smith was ar rested Thursday and is now confined in the Fayetteville jail. Mrs. Smith was arrested on the strength of a story told by Otto Persinger, a 16-year-old boy, who, when he was himself ac cused of shooting Starbuck, declared that Mrs. Smith confessed that she was the guilty one. When arrested Mrs. Smith is said by officers to have admitted that she told Persinger she shot. Starbuck, but declared she was only joking. She is a relative of the Logan county Hat fields of feud fame. "KENTUCKY JOE" ARRESTED. Alleged Leader of Post Office Robbers Is Caught. 1 Bluefield, W. Va., Dec. 18.—Henry Collie, alias "Kentucky Joe," was ar rested here Thursday by local officers acting under the direction of secret service agents. Collie, it is said, has several aliases, some of which are Joe Miller, H. C. Miller and Joe Fos ter. He is 60 years old and is alleged to be the leader of a gang of post of fice robbers and safe blowers who have been operating in Virginia, Ken tucky and Tennessee for more than three years. Three of his alleged confederates were arrested at Tazewell, Va., last week. ROSTOV-ON-THE-DON BURNING. Great Fire Raging in the Russian Commercial Center. St. Petersburg, Dec. 18.—Dispatches received here state that a great fire is raging in Rostov-on-the-Don, which has destroyed the center of the town, together with another entire quarter. Several lives were lost. Rostov-on-the Don is a busy commercial center and is the principal shipping point for ihe wheat and other products of southeast ern Russia. It has a population of 120,000. Kansas Glassblowers Strike. Coffeyville, Kan., Dec. 19.—The win dow glassblowers of the Kansas -Win dow Glass Company went on a strike at noon Friday and at midnight the blowers of the Coffeyville Window Glass Company quit work. The strike 1b the result of the refusal of the Independent glass manufacturers to grant an increase in the wane scale ON OF WAR DELEGATES FROM TEN NATIONS MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR CODE OF LAWS. America, Great Britain and Japan Agree on Majority of Points Con sidered. Proposed to Establish a Prize Court. London, Dec. 21.—The views of the ten powers the delegates from which are assembled here to decide upon a code of laws for the international prize court, provided for at the last Hague oonference make a decidedly b"'ky volume. Some of the powers like Japan, have submitted their proposals in the briefest form, while others notably Great Britain, support their views with arguments and reference to de cisions which British naval courts have given in historical naval cases. The United States, too, has gone into detail on the various subjects which she thinks should receive con sideration, while Germany has sub mitted a draft code of laws. The United States, Great Britain and Japan are agreed on the major ity of points. The American views include the following suggestions: A neutral ship found within the limits of a belligerent power may be seized, destroyed or used for warlike purposes, but the proprietors must be indemnified. In cases where the enemy has not observed the usages of war and the delinquent cannot be captured, there may be recourse to reprisals, but al ways in accordance with the dictates of humanity. The reprisals should not exceed in severity the offense committed and should not be repeated after repara tion has been made for the injury complained of. All ships in the public service of the enemy are subject to capture, ex cept those employed in purely chari table or -uoienfci-fic work, voyages of discovery and as hospital ships. SUICIDE. Last of Famous Gang Takes Life In Prison. Stillwater, Dec. 19.—James Mc Arthur was the true name of "Slim Jim" Dugan, who committed suicide in the prison hospital last night. He has a mother and brother living in St. Louis who wired that they are not able to come, here and asking that a plain funeral be provided. Warden Wolfer wired back that he had enough money to pay funeral expenses. John Quirk, an inmate nurse at the prison hospital and the man who is serving fifteen years for killing Wil liam McDowell, the Minneapolis news paper man, was the first to see'Dugan after he took the poison. He found the letters left by the suicide and thinks they were taken out of the cot of Dugan and laid on his table in the cell after taking the poison. KNOX ACCEPTS. Pensylvanla Will Be the Next Secre tary of 8tate. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 19.—William H. Taft, president-elect of the United States, tonight announced the ap pointment of United States Senator Philander C. Knox of Pennsylvania as secretary of state in his cabinet. The announcement followed the re ceipt by Mr. Taft of a telegram con veying the information, frqm Mr. Knox that he would accept the' premiership of the Taft cabinet. Mr. Taft without any. delay made the announcement that the matter was settled. In giving the details of the negotiations he said that the of fej was made to Mr. Knox last Sun-, day morning in New York, and tjiat since the offer he had not heard from Mr. Knox until the telegram he re ceived today. Two Chinese Murdered. Winnipeg, Dec. 21.—Murdered in the most brutal manner in their laun dry shack at 214 Jarvls street, a few feel from the sidewalk, at an hour when scores of people must have been passing, two Chinese, Sung Pow and Chun Lung were found lying in in great pools of blood by a belated customer. Robbery was evidently not the ob ject of the murder. Lucky Baldwin Ser!auc:y .'!.. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 18.—E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin, the famous breeder and owner of race horses, and at one time one of the noted sporting charac ters of the country, is Beriously ill at bis Arcadia ranch. Baldwin Is about 75 years old. EKRTH R1C1S 10NTAMH TOWNS VIRGINIA CITY IN TURMOIL BE CAUSE OF QUAKES. An Old Volcano May Have Become Alive Again. Possibly Water May Have Reached Smoldering Sub terranean. Fires. Virginia City, Mont., Dec. 22.—Two earthquakes, ten minutes apart, the first at 2:26 Monday afternoon, ore-: ated the wildest excitement in this city, the panic strioken people rush ing into the streets in the belief that the buildings were about to topple over. Structures trembled violently, plas ter came down, dishes were thrown to the floor, the main school building a two-story brick, was badly cracked and the ground rent with seams from one to three inches wide. Two more shocks were experienced this evening, one at H:30 and the other at 6:50, which again sent the people hurrying into the street. The first of the tremors was felt yester day afternoon at 4:30 and another at 7:30 this morning. Frank Pace, who arrived from the Orator lakes, the scene of the extinct volcano, six miles south of Virginia City, where thirteen old crators have been filled with water, forming a chain of lakes, states that the ground heaved there like the bosom of a lake, causing immense fissures to form on the mountains and rending the cliffs. Some of the fissures, according to Mr. Pace, are from a foot and a half to two and a half feet wide. There is a belief that the water of the Crator lakes has found its way through subterranean passages to the I remnants of the fires of the old vol canoes, although the Yellowstone Park is only seventy-five miles from here and it is the belief of some that the series of earthquakes originated there. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Mrs. Ida Duncan is Killed by Her Young Son. Fargo, N. D., Dec. 22.—Accidentally shot to death at the hands of her own son as he was cleaning a revol ver, was the fate which befell Mrs. Ida Duncan of Ditworth, six miles south of Fargo, as she sat at the family table. As a result Harry Duncan the slayer of his mother, now lies in a critical condition, brought on by the shock, the result of his deed. Mrs. Durican, who was thirty-eight years old, sat with her children while Harry, sixteen years old, cleaned and repaired his revolver. After finishing this task the boy in serted a cartridge, and while arrang ing the parts, dropped the gun, which exploded, the bullet striking the mother in the left temfcle, killing her inst antly. BABES PERI8H IN FLAME8. Invalid Father, Barefooted in Snow, Tries in Vain to-Rescue Them. Interlochen, Mich., Dec. 22.—Neigh bors at 11 p. m. rushed out at the cry of fire to find the home of Ed ward Toner in flames. Toner, suf fering from typhoid fever, and clad only in his night clothes, standing barefooted in the snow to his knees, was vainly trying to break a pane of glass in the window of the room where two of his children were be ing consumed.. Assistance came too late and the charred bodies of the children, Mary, aged 5, arid Lyman, aged 3, were' found after the fire burned itself out. The wife and baby narrowly, escaped.. No Christmas Tree Fires. New York, Dec. 19.—The New York Board of Fire Underwriters has is sued a formal notice from which the inference Is plainly to be drawn that fire insurance, will not be paid for losses resulting from flames originat ing from Christmas trees. Every client of New York received one to da*. i, Judge Testifies. Minneapolis, Dec. 19.—Judge C. L. Smith of Minneapolis left the Mill City municipal bench to testify against Mattle Jacobs, a negress, ar raigned before Judge E. F. Waite on a charge of perjury by Judge Smith. The woman was arrested at the in stance of Judge Smitk after she bad testified before him in the case of Albert Schultz, accused of assault and battery, stating that Schultz had been In his room at the time of the alleged assault, despite evidence to tbe con trary. HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA DECEMBER, 24, 1908. 1 5 The Bail Spot. An Irishman one was told to put up a signboard on which were the words. "To .Motorists—This Hill Is Dangerous." Awsiy went Mike with the signboard and placed it at the bottom of a very steep lilU- A few days later his em ployer went to see how the board was put up anil, finding it ut the bottom of the hill, sougln ami found Mike. "You lloo:niug fool!" lie cried. "Why didn't yu put that sign in tbe right place?" "Shure and ain't It?" asked Mike. toneec. 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"With tbe exception of Tuesday and Friday afternoons, Monday and Satur day evenings and every other Sunday," firmly replied the genie.—Washington Herald. ,\ The Knocking. .j PC "De successful man," raid tJncle Eben, "keeps quiet so's he kin bear op portunity knockin' at de do.' De fail ure tries to do all de knockls' hleeef." -Washington Star.