WARDELL & THOMPSON, Pubs.
PEMBINA, N. DAK.
A Judge has decided that a dog Is
not. property. "Man's friend" is no
The flying' machine inventors still
have no difficulty at all in making t!u
A genius is often merely a man
who understands the art of advertis
ing his egotism.
If the world's only half as bad as
most of us say, then It's up to all ot
us to try to better It.
Mr. Ng is the latest Chinaman to
attack the exclusion law. His name
at least rouses suspicion.
A Philadelphia woman has died at.
the age of 137. It must have seemed
•i good deal lonser to her than that.
Civil war is reported to be raging
in Ecuador. They must have some
fighters there in addition to the gen
Now that the fact, has been publish
ed that there were no silver dollars
coined in 1905, all the coin collectors
It is a wonderful fact that, busy
though the world is, it still finds
plenty of time to pry into people's
Dr. E. Reich of London university
says he hates the "new woman."
When she's new enough to be "fresh"
we agree with him.
Miss Spreckels is described as a
prospective heiress to $20,000,000,
"tall and handsome. The word "hand
some" is pure surplusage. '7'
Can any other city in the world
show anything to equal the precocity
of Chicago's 8-year-old boy chauffeur
who stole an automobile?
Why do stage beauties, when they
land a good thing, want to go to Paris
to become prima donnas? Another
question—how many become?
Chinese are very fond of the
American phonograph, but, strangely
euough, have neglected to set up the
usual claim that they invented it.
With part of its people subsisting
on "briquettes consisting of 75 per
cent straw," Japan can claim to have
adopted the occidental breakfast-food
Some philanthropist ought to in
troduce the game of football into San
to Domingo as a comparatively harm
less outlet for the savage energies of
Nearly 5,000 miles of railroad were
constructed in the United States dur
ing 1905, but that doesn't create any
joy in the heart of the man who can
uot get a
One girl announces that she made
only one New Year's resolution. She
says she got wise to the fact that
she was talking too much slang, and
she has cut it out.
If Mars has merely a network of
eanale, and no railways, automobiles,
or flying machines, it is absurd to
claim a superior civilization for the
people of that planet.
Wonder how many American poli
ticians would be satisfied to emulate
Sir Charles Dilke, in his seven-word
address to his constituents, "I solicit
a renewal of your trust."
A Pittsburg club woman advocates
wearing gymnasium suits while doing
housework. This is interesting as an
intimation that Pittsburg club women
have time to do their housework.
The Chicago inventor who an
nounces that he expects to fly from
Chicago to Washington April 23—the
80t.h anniversary of his birth—appar
ently has named the wrong day of the
Ta Wa, a Chinaman, was sentenced
at Rangoon recently to Ave years at
•iard labor for stealing a bottle of
whisky. They must have needed help
the laundry of the Rangoon peni
No further explanation of the sui
cide Of that former Chicago physician
fn New York is necessary. It is stat
ed that during his residence here he
'was'widely known as a good fellow."
Prom 4. sanitary viewpoint we In
dorse the suggestion made in the
Women's club of Pittsburg that worn,
en's skirts should not extend below
•heir knees, but from an aesthetic
-viewpoint—well, It depends.
That glad and generous glow baa
passed and In its place Is now the
grim and flinty determination, of the
man who has to figure tip how many
greeks he must count pennies before
lie gets back what Christmas cost
"Considering the price of things,"
-,*«y» the Boston Globe, "what is the
difference between a quart of cran-
tfece*" That's 'mtf. The flnt
•oM.tlteaeteood is ««, and the third
From the Capital.
Senators Piatt and Depew were in
their seats in the senate last week,
their first appearance there for some
time. Both were given a warm wel
come and were heartily congratulated
on their return.
China's imperial commission sent to
the United States to study American
conditions, social, educational and in
dustrial, was received formally at the
White house. The commissioners pre
sented to the president an autograph
'etter from tlie emperor of China.
An eighty-five-foot elevation lock
canal is regarded by Chief Engineer
Stevens as the best, type to be adopt
ed by "the waterway across the Isth
mus cf Panama. He has completed
the explanation of his views before
the senate committee on interoceanic
The closest friends of President
Roosevelt know that Mr. Roosevelt
will not be a candidate for a third
term. They know that his mind is ir
revokably made up on this subject.
Not only will he not again be a candi
date for the presidential nomination,
but. he will not. accept the nomination
if it is offered to him.
Because she was unhappy on her
wedding day, Jennie Graham of Phil
adelphia drank laudanum in an at
tempt. to end her life. She is in the
hospital in a serious condition.
A chalice containing the blessed
sacrament was stolen from St. Pat
rick's church at Clinton, Iowa, by
thieves who were provided with a key
to the front door of the edifice.
Judge Hunt of Helena, Mont., fined
H. H. Case $100 upon his plea of
guilty to cutting timber upon the pub
lic domain. He was indicted by the
recent United States grand jury.
Jack O'Hearn, Roy Nelson, Leo An
gus and Joe Warren are under ar
rest at Omaha, and the last three'
have confessed to participation in the
murder of Nels Lautsen and the rob
bery of his saloon.
Jay J. Miller, a livestock man, was
acquitted by a jury in the criminal
court at Kansas City of the charge of
giving false testimony before the
grand Jury which was investigating
alleged weighing frauds at the Kan
sas City stock yards.
County Attorney .Tames TTealy of
Butte, representing the state of Mon
tana. will begin suits against the
Swift, Armour, :inl the Hammond
pnolung interests to recover $o5,000
alleged to be due as license money
for the.sale of oleomargarine, butter
S.ne and imitation eheese.
Libbie Caldwell is at the city hos
pital In St. Louis, being nursed back
to life after her eighTh attempt at
suicide. When eleven she became mo
rose over reading a story and swal
lowed arsenic. She recovered. Since
then she has tried morphine, carbolic
acid, chloral, strychnine, gas and
Jumping off a high cliff.
Arthur Jones of Stratford. Iowa,
had his left eye blown from his head
by the explosion of the exhaust pipe
of a gasoline engine.
Eighteen persons were killed and
probably half a hundred injured in a
panic following the cry of "fire" in
Sr. Paul"s colored Baptist church in
Parts of Huntsville, Ala., were
flooded by a cloudburst. Many houses
were inundated, bridges washed away
and electric railway traffic stopped.
No loss of life is reported.
The body of James Blynch has been
recovered at shaft of the Newport
mine at Ironwood, Mich., after having
been buried "under tons of ore and
rock for twenty-four days.
Five Italian miners employed at
the Sunnyside mine at Silverton,
Colo., lost their lives in an immense
snowslide. The mine machine shops
and several tram cars were swept
Fire was discovered in the plant of
the Baltimore Chrome works in Balti
more, and about a third of the main
buildings of the extensive plant were
destroyed. The loss is estimated at
Tv'9 men were instantly killed, an
other is missing, believed to be under
the wreck and a fourth fatally scald
ed as the result, of a head-on collision
on the Seaboard Air Line railway
near Mina, Ga.
Conductor R. C. Griffin was killed,
Brakeman P. J. Hawkins was serious
ly injured, and Engineer Waterops
had his head badly cut. in a rear-end
collision on the Baltimore & Ohio
railway at Kent, Ohio.
A portion of the stables at the race
track north of Mason City, Iowa,
burned recently. Six horses were
destroyed. Qack Quinn. who had
charge of the Hitchcock stables, was
badly burned. Loss, $5,000.
Two passenger trains on the North
ern Central railway were saved from
being wrecked near Harrisburg, Pa.,
by Mary McCall, aged sixteen years,
the daughter of a trackwalker. The
girl saw a huge boulder roll from the:
mountain side onto the tracks and'
taking a lantern she ran down the
tracks and stopped the Erie express
within a few yards of the obstruc
tion .1^ the ettafer
direction: and stopped the Erie Fast
Frank Rodder'aetore at Living-
ston. Moot., was burned. The daawge
is about 12.640. fullyiaaured.
T. B. Fresnney, who died in Lon
don recently, was among the judges
of cattle at the recent international
show at Chicago. His home was at
The revolutionarie have entered
Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Vice
President Baquerizo Moreno has as
sumed executive power and will ap
point a new cabinet.
The news of thp appointment ot
Luke E. Wright, governor general of
the Philippines, to be the first Amer
ican ambassador to Japan has been
received at Tokio with general satis
The Brussels Patriote says that the
mail car on the Ostend-Herbesthall
train was burned in an accident. The
car contained the Indian mail and $1,
000,000 worth of valuables, which
Col. Edward L. Anderson of Cincin
nati is traveling in Europe, making
exhaustive reports to the war depart
ment on the methods of training cav
alry horses, the instruction of caval
rymen in riding, etc.
Joseph Patrick Nanneti, member oi
"parliament in the Irish Nationalists
interest for the College division of
Dublin, and chief compositor of the
freeman's Journal, has been elected
lord mayor of Dublin.
There are persistent rumors iiv
court, circles in London that the king's
health causes much anxiety, and the
fact that he was in consulaiton with
three physician's Friday lends an om
inous color to the reports.
A committee of prominent Belgians
seeking the release of Edward Joris,
the Belgian condemned to death by a
native couto at Constantinople, has
decided to send a petition' to Miss
Alice Roosevelt, asking her to inter
est the president in the hope that he
would personally intervene in behalf
Serious trouble threatens to break
as a result of the viceroy's scheme
of taxation in order to raise revenue
for the construction of the Canton
Hankow railway. The merchants
guilds are determined on a retalia
tory stroke and the viceroy threatens
the leaders with decapitation. The
three Chinese gunboats have been
summoned from Shanghai.
Andrew Carnegie has donated $3,
000 to the M. E. church at Charlton,
Iowa, to install a pipe organ.
Rliinelander Waldo has been ap
pointed first deputy police commis
sioner of New York city under Gen.
Theodore A. Bingham.
E. D. Gartner & Co., stock broker*
and members of the Pittsburg stock
exchange, have made an assignment.
The liabilities will exceed $200,000.
A good roads meeting has been
called for Feb. 7 and 8 by Gov. Cum
mins of Iowa, and every board of su
pervisors of every county of Iowa will
be urged to attend.
Thirty-six million tons Is the esti
mate of J. C. Gilchrist, the well-known
vessel owner, of Cleveland, of the iron
movement from the Lake Superior re
gion for the year 190G.
Over 100 students have left Talla
dega college at Talledega, Ala,, be
cause a Southern white man, L. O.
Parks, was engaged as superintendent
of the college farm. The students
demand his discharge.
Commerce of the Portage lake
canals, the great waterway through
Keweenaw point, near its base, Lake
Superior, amounted to 2,410,445
freight tons cf a total value of $79,
8fi9,500 in 1905, as compared with 2,
295,922 tons of a value f$59,008,948
Protestant Episcopal bishops of In
dis'n-a. Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and
Michigan are meeting in Indianapalis
to discuss means for closer operation.
Among those present, are Bishops
Grafton and Weller ot Fond du Lac,
Williams of Marquette, White of
Michigan City and Anderson of Chi
cago, and Coadjutor Bishop-elect Mc
Cormio.1 of Western Michigan.
John Frost, a farmer residing east
of Council Bluffs, Iowa, has suffered
a less of $5,000 through a. disease
which has killed 500 head ^feiogs and
several cows. Frost believSf the dis
ease is different from^t^e. swine
plague, as the latter is not Communi
cable to cattle. The disease that kill
ed the cattle is said to have exhibited
the same symptoms as that which car
ried oft the swine, but in a modified
A bill to legalize the killing of- suf
ferers fropa intense pain has been- in
troduced in the Ohio house by Rep
resentative Hunt. The bill is the work
of Miss Anne S. Hall of Cincinnati. Its
object is to legalize suicide ai oAe's
own hand or at the hands of a physi
cian when a person is suffering .tun*,
bearably from pain or ill health.
In dismantling the Elf Albemarle
mill in the jemqz mountain*, fepfth of
Albuquerque, N. M., Morris Bros, dis
covered hidden under the foundation
a solid gold brick supposed to' be
worth, about 9200,000. It Is supposed
to have been stolen- and hidden ^here
by some former employe of th* wfyi
when the latter was operation
tep*--«fo.- -. r. i.
The American Breeders' assoclitidh
concluded $, three day*' «ep»loif at
Lincoln, Neb. Becretarytof Agricul
ture Wilson was agaP
Went. ,W. It. Hayes, w»
CHRISTIAN lx/'PA88I8. AWAY
WITH 8TARTLltiG SUD
HALF EUROPE IN MOURNING
SORROWING SUBJECTS SHED
TEARS WHEN DEATH IS AN
Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. f!0.
Christian the Ninth, the aged king of
Denmark, is dead. The dean ot the
crowned heads of Europe, father of
King George of Greece, of Queen
Alexandra of Great Britain and Ire
land, and of the Dowager Empress
Maria Feodorovna of Russia, grand
father of King Haakon VII. of Nor
way, and related by blood or marriage
to most of the European rulers, died
with startling suddenness in the
Amalienborg palace yesterday after
Christian IX. of Denmark
noon. The accession of his successor,
Prince Frederick, his eldest son, who
will be known as Frederick VIII.. w*»l
be proclaimed to-day.
The following official bulletin was
issued last, evening:
"His majesty died at 3:30 o'clock
this afternoon. After his majesty had
brought this morning's audience to a
cpnclusion he appeared to be quite
well and proceeded to luncheon as
usAk1- Toward the end of the meal lie
gave evidence of indisposition and
was compelled to retire to bed at 2:30
p. m. His majesty 'passed away
peacefully, the symptoms indicating
This bulletin tells concisely the
story of the death scene, which found
every one, even those who realized
the increasing feebleness of the king,
unprepared for the sudden shock.
Half of Europe Mourns.
The death of King Christian has
plunged half the courts of Europe
into mourning and brought a sense of
personal loss as well as of sincere
grief to every one throughout the
kingdom of Denmark, even to the
humblest cottage. It has cast a pall
over the palaces of the monarchs of
Great Britain, Russia, Norway and
Every flag In the city is at halt
mast: all places of amusement are
closed, and the people walk the
streets as though they were passing
.through the chamber of death itself.
Maiiy Shed Tears.
Yesterday afternoon when the flag
flying over the palace was placed at
half-mast, the news spread from
mouth to mouth. It was not believed
by the great crowds which gradually
assembled in the square in front ot
the palace, but when uncertainty gave
place to certainty many in the assem
blage shed tears and all dispersed In
respectful silence, baring their heads
and saluting the palace as they went
Nothing is definitely known Con
cerning the arrangements for the
funeral, and it will, necessarily,, be
some time before anything regarding
it is oflicially announced.
Was Eighty-Eight Years Old.
King Christian was born April 8.
1818. He was by birth duke of
burg. He succeeded to the throne of
Denmark by virtue of treaty and the
law of the Danish succession on the
death of his kinsman, Frederick VII.,
in 1863. He married the Princess
Louise of Hesse-Cassel. who died Sept.
!'*"*Jap Envoy Is 8hifted.
Tokio Jan. 31. —, The emperor re
ceived in audience M. Kurino, formfer
minister to Russia, and apiwintpd him
Owns Up to Murder.
BalUppre, Jan. 31.—After days of
•strenuous denials Rufus Johnson,
colored, yesterday evening confessed
that it was he who, on Jan. 18, mur
dered Miss Florence W. Allison- in the
barn at her home at Moorestown, N. J.
pJrHftI Car Load of. Powder,
Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 01.—A Lake,
phore iengiqe yesterday crashed Intd
ft car containing 400 kegs of powdor.
JMse Eagan, the fireman, was fatally^
Mi thre^ others were seriously hwt
MOST SOLVE PROBLEMS FIRST
CONTRACTS FOR CANAL' WORK
WILL NOT BE CilVEM^-01%,
-V 41 FOR 80ME flME.
It was learned yesterday from an
authoritative source that, while the
government is willing to have a large
portion of the Panama canal con
structed by private individuals, the
details of the plan have not yet been
worked out, and until this is done the
work will be continued under the aus
pices of the government.
It has been discovered that the cost
of construction by contract will be
much greater for the present than if
the work is done by the government.
Until demonstrated exactly how much
it. will cost to excavate a square yard
of material and dispose of the soil, the
government would be required to pay
private contractors a much higher
rate for this work than- it. could have
it done under the present system.
Under the existing conditions a pri
vate contractor would charge a high
rate for the work because he would
have to make .allowances for con
tingencies that might arise. It is the
purpose of the government to solve
these problems before it lets any con
PRISONER WALK8 OFF.
Man li Given Task Outside of Jail and
Lakota, N. D., Jan. 31..—.T. H. How
ard, who was brought back here from
Oklahoma a few weeks ago on a
charge of horse stealing, walked out
of the jail on an errand and failed to
come back. Howard two weeks ago
entered a plea of guilty in the dis
trict court and was sentenced to a two
years' term in the penitentiary. Ow
ing to the inclement weather and a
pressure of other business, Sheriff
Sveen was unable to take him at once
to Bismarck, and he was kept in the
county jail and a man engaged to
watch it during the night. On the
night of Howard's escape the watch
man shortly after midnight, according
to a statement of Sheriff' Sveen, gave
the prisoner a pail and told him to go
outside and empty it. He has not re
8MALL FORTUNE IN TABLE.
Iowa Farmer Makes a Discovery by
Breaking Old Furniture.
Glenwood, Iowa, Jan. 31. Charles
Wlghtman, a farmer near Platts
mouth, while breaking up the furni
ture of hlB home, unexpectedly found
a small fortune. Having no kindling
wood, he decided to chop up a dilap
idated kitchen table he bought second
hand a few years ago. As he did so
an odd-looking package fell from be
tween two boards, and he found it
contained $1,200 in well preserved
bills. He had no idea who put the
money in the table, as he does not
know to whom it belonged.
LENIENCY ASKED FOR WARE.
Rector's Friends Are Signing Petition
to Judge Munger.
Lead, S. D., Jan. 31.—Petitions are
being circulated among the different
churches of this city and Deadwood,
asking that Judge Munger of Omaha
be lenient in the matter of Rev. G. G.
Ware, convicted of fraud at Omaha.
Rev. Ware is the rector of the Episco
pal church in this city and in Dead
wood, and his many friends have
started the petitions, which are being
signed very generally throughout both
8TEAMER GOES ASHORE.
Cargo Valued at 8250,000 Is a Total
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 31.—A special
to the Post-Intelligencer from Sitka,
Alaska, says that the German steamer
Mariechen went ashore at Falz bay,
100 miles from Sitl^a, last Thursday.
The officers and part of the crew- ar
rived inxSltka on Sunday. The Marie
chen cleared from Seattle for \|ari
vostok on Jan. 19 with a cargo ot gen
eral merchandise valued at $250,000.
This is a total loss, but the ship way
be sa7edl No lives were lost.
CATCH VAUGHN, IN DENVER.
Mill City Man Is Charged With Swin
dling by Use of Mails.
Denver, Jan 31—Edward A. Vaughn
was arrested here yesterday by Post
office Inspector I. S. Gregg on the
charge of using the mails to defraud
in a commission-.business in Minneap
olis, and United States Commissioner
A. B. Capron ordered him held for
trial. He was indicted together with
Henry T. Raymond and three others
by the federal grand jury at Minne
apolis last May.
^ATTORNEY ON THE GRILL.
Helena!. Moat., 'Jam, 51. o* the,
charge of\ ffppearlng for^both princi
pals In ona divorce case and Mifg dis
qualifying affidavits again«t 41«trlct
Washington, Jan. 31.—Contracts for
-the construction of thQ Panama canal
by business concerns 'will not be en
tered into by the government for at
least three years.
.TRIBUTE TO' GREAT CAV
ALRY LEADER. W:
BY BLUE AND GRAY
wftEELER'% OLD CAVALRY HAVE
..PLACE OF HONOR AT
Washington, Jan-. 31.—Home to the
Southland, which he loved so well,
they brought the body of the late Maj.
Gen. Joseph Wheeler, U. S. A., retired,
and laid it to rest in Arlington yes
terday afternoon on a shaded slope
overlooking the Potomac near to the
graves of men who, like himself, were
Vjeterans of two wars.
It waB an appropriate tribute -which
the nation paid. From 10 o'clock yes
terday morning until 2 in the after
noon, while the body lay in state in
St. John's Episcopal church, thou
sands of persons looked at the war
His comrades in the great war and
the war with Spain, his friends, while
in congress, the sons of veterans an.d
the Daughters of the Confederacy
were all represented.
Old Comrades Mourn.
By 2 o'clock the nave of the church
was filled with gray haired men, the
place of honor to the right of the pres
ident In the right transept being given
to Wheeler's old cavalry, who came
from the South by special invitation
of the family. Back of them sat other
Confederate veterans. Two minutes
before the hour for the service to be
gin the entire' congregation arose
while the president and 'Mrs. Roose
velt entered the church. The service
was impressive and followed with few
exceptions the regular liturgy for the
burial of the dead.
Capt. Fitzhugh Lee, an aide to the
president, sat near the family and
Lieut. U. S. Grant III., also of the
president's staff, was one of the offi
cers who accompanied the body to
SLAIN BY SON.
Two More' Murders in Chicago—Me
morial Services for Mrs. Hollister.
Chicago, Jan. 31..—While memorial
services for Mrs. Bessie M. Hollister
were being held late yesterday, one
man was killed and another fatally
wounded In- two encounters. John Mc
Brierty was stabbed and killed by
James Arwanitis during a fight in a
saloon. James Moore, 50 years old,
was shot and fatally wounded by Ben
jamin F. Moore. 20 years old, his son.
The services in memory of Mrs.
Hollister, who was murdered two
weeks ago, were held in Wesley M. E.
church. Tribute to her character
and life as a faithful worker In the
church and as a friend was paid by
8PEED KING OF THE WORLD.
Frenchman Goes Two Miles in 58 4-S
Ormond-Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. S1.
—Victor Demogeot of France was
crowned speed king of the world yes
terday afternoon on the Daytona sands
after driving his gasoline car two
-miles in the marvelous time of 58 4-5
seconds. Demogeot maintained a
speed 'of 123 miles an hour to make
this record. The two miles a minute
race closed the automobile tourna
ment. Demogeot was crowned with
a laurel wreath by Miss Mary Simrat
of Ormond, Fla., while several thou
sand persons cheered. An automobile
INJURY WA8 SERIOUS.
King. Edward's Accident Found to Be
Worse Than at First Supposed.
London, Jan. '31. King Edward,
since the accident in November last,
when he fractured his ankle while our
shooting, has been spending most of
his time at a country house. It is
learned that the injury to the king's
ankle was more serious than j-eported
at the time. It has required almost
continuous rest and the most careful
treatment, but he now has almost en
tirely recovered. The king's health
otherwise is excellent. He pursues
an active outdoor life as much as pos
sible. Even while suffering from his
Injured ankle he continued shooting
train an automobile.
Three Killed In Mine.'-'*
Pittsburg Kan.,' Jan 31. Three
men were killed by an explosion- last,
night in th$ Billington mine, two
miles west of this city.
l^'Malnei/ia :NW,yVahted?--1^ '-u,'
New Vtork, Jan. 31.—James Maines,
or Manes, arrested on Friday night as
i, fnslti*f f^omHdriUsh justice, was
,*et fi»6 ye^riWyr The authorities
that the man is
SOTt tp the^ senate the
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