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4 ,47 lr |M iV ft '&.'•• It# I ••.*• :/v:, »te- li|t i, •k^,'1 !-'l-' lr' i-Jv. M. "JS fc.t. i'f I & ••.it:-i A 4 fc? & k-fj f' 0 I KBB1NA FIONEER A I ljj|§L te & i§ mi WARDWELL A THOMPSON, Pubs. PEMBINA, NORTH DAKOTA NEWS OF THE WEEK IN EPITOME Important Events at Home and Foreign Shores Briefly Told. Washington. The president has signed a procla mation creating additions amounting to nearly 600,000 acres to the Modoc .national forest, in Northeastern Cali fornia. The Society of Sponsors for the United States Navy was formally or ganized at Washington by the adop tion of constitution and by-laws and the election of officers. T. C. Spalling, formerly with the in terstate commerce commission, has been appointed a special assistant to the attorney general with special ref erence to anti trust cases. A bill has been passed by the house limiting and restricting the rights of entry and assignment under the desert land law and authorizing an extension of time within which to make final proof. Secretary of War Taft presented di plomas to the graduating class at the West Point military academy. Com missions were given to 1'iS second lien tenants. The class of TOGS was gradu ated early this year because of the need of officers in the service. The work of tabulating the Cuban registration lists has been completed by the census bureau. It is expects that copies of the list will be ready within two weeks for distribution among municipalities, when the work of revision and correction will be pushed to prepare for the municipal elections. Senator Fulton has introduced a bill making an appropriation of $403. 030 to be paid to the archbishop of Manila, as the representative of the Roman Catholic church in the Philip pines, in full satisfaction of all claims against the I'nited States because of damages to church property by reason of occupation by the military forces. The senate has passed a bill amend ing the railroad rate laws in relation to free transportation. Senator Clapp, explaining the change of law effected by the measure, said it merely includes superannuated, disabled and furlough ed employes within the scope of the free transportation clauses of the law and allows also such transportation for employes back and forth on the voad as occasion requires. People Talked About. Sir James Knowles, founder and proprietor of the Nineteenth Century, is dead in London. He was born in 1831. Rear Admiral Montgomery Fletcher, a retired chief engineer of the navy, is dead in Washington, aged seventy three. Dr. John L. Atkinson, the veteran Congregational missionary at Kobe, Japan, is dead. He was a minister in Iowa before going to Japan. Arthur Sullivan, ninety years old, a pioneer of Southern Montana, and at one time one of the wealthiest men in that state, is dead at Dillon, Mont. Capt. Henry Morrell has been as signed to take command of the Wis consin about April 1. Capt. A. W. Mar shall will command the new cruiser North Carolina. Daniel L. Demmon, treasurer of the Franklin Mining company and for many years identified with the Lake Superior copper industry, died sud denly in Boston. Col. Andrew Wendell, who was a member of the band of soldiers which captured J. Wilkes Booth after the assassination of President Lincoln, is dead in Chicago. Charles F. Chichester, treasurer of the Century company and a director and trustee of several banking institu tions, died in New York from a com plication of diseases. Capt. E'. B. Underwood has been chosen to command the cruiser Colo rado now at Magdalena bay, vice Capt. Sidney Stanton, who will be ap pointed a member of the general board of the navy. Accidental Happenings. The Friend paper mills at West Car rollton, Ohio, were damaged by fire to the amount of $100,000. The warehouse of the Michie Gro cery company at Charlottesville, Va., was destroyed by fire. Loss, $70,000. Three business blocks at North Woodstock, N. H„ were destroyed by fire, at an aggregate damage of $100, 000. Fire in a building in Chicago occu pied by A. C. Schmidt & Co furniture dealers, caused damages estimated at $75,000. Damage estimated at $100,®00 was caused by fire which destroyed the de partment store of James McGrath at Woburn, Mass. The world's highest fire occurred re cently on the fortieth floor of the Sing er building in New York. Although there was no danger of the lofty tower building burning, two policemen and a fireman climbed to the tower and ex tinguished the blaze. Leaving a boiler of scalding' water on the floor while she stepped into another room, Mrs. John Kellogg of Verdel, Nab., was startled by a scream. Rushing into the kitchen she found that her two-year-old daughter had fallen into the boiler. The child died within a tew hours. Yi&'-var' .?, EXPRESS I *n presence of his aged wife *. Charles W. Chapman, a Des Moines pi oneer, was instantly killed by a Des on Moines street car. Blinded by a snow storm, Mohamet Farh and Pieskali Ahias were struck by a fast Pennsylvania train near Wettmer, Pa., and instantly killed. Edward Whittier, a Waterloo boy who has been working at Eldora, Iowa, was killed at that place while endeav oring to stop a team of runaway horses. Pierson, Iowa, was nearly wiped out by flames. A fire which started in the harness shop of George Hatfield burned an entire block of buildings. The loss is $30,000. Mrs. John Angus and her two small children were burned to death in their home at Tallyho, W. Va. The house is supposed to have caught Are follow ing the explosion of a lamp. Crimes and Criminals. Thomas Brayne was arrested in Pittsburg as a suspect. When search ed 220 rings were found in his posses sion. Two men were killed and six others seriously injured in a riot at Dunbar, Pa. The trouble is the outcome of rivalry between two boarding houses conducted by foreigners. Oscar Kirby, son of a Colorado Springs grocer, shot his bride of two months and killed himself with the same weapon. The couple had lived apart since the week after their mar riage. A. C. Tisdelle, the Chicago banker who was arrested several days ago on the charge of receiving deposits after he knew his bank was insolvent, was arrested on a second charge of the same kind. He was released on bail. Death rather than public disgrace and a prison cell was chosen by An drew Dupaquer, for several years teacher of German nthe Hoyne high school of Chicago. Dupaquer had been arrested on charges preferred by lit tle girls. Trustees of the Tuscarora county (Ohio) children's home, after investi gating the charges against Clara Ster ling, accused of sticking a tack through six-year-old Sampson Fowler's tongue, ordered Miss Sterling dismiss ed from the home. David Heckert, aged about eighty five years, a well-to-do citizen of York, Pa., was found dead in bed with his skull crushed. All indications point to murder in hope of securing money. Yet there was no evidence of robbery when the body was found. While one masked robber held up the cashier his two companions looted the vault of the bank at Granite Falls, N. C.. secured all the cash in the in stitution, $2,700, forced the cashier to enter the vault, and, after locking him, in, made good their escape. From Other Shores. A revolutionary movement at Mana bi, Ecuador, has been nipped in tho bud. The plotters were arrested. Gen. Tung Full Siang, the leader of the Chinese Boxers in the uprising of 1900, is dead. He had been banished to Kan Su. Senor Merry del Val, a brother of Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val, pontifi cal secretary of state, has been ap pointed Spanish minister at Tangier. The Italian government publishes telegrams from the Italian consuls at New York and San Francisco discour aging emigration to America for the present. Wireless messages from Magdalena Bay state that the cruiser Charleston, flagship of Admiral Swinburn's squad ron, has broken records previously made at target practice. The citizens of Vauvert, France, have started a subscription for the pur pose of erecting at Quebec a statue to Gen. Montcalm, the French command er who was mortally wounded at the battle of Quebec in 17C9. To commemorate the visit of the American fleet to the city of Rio de Janeiro the president of Brazil has signed a decree authorizing the con tinuation of rebates on tariff charges on articles of American merchandise during the fiscal year of 1908. Domestic. By the will of the late Mrs. Amy Sheldon of Newport, L. I., a bequest of $300,000 to Harvard university is made in the codicil. It is announced that when Ambassa dor Bryce visits Montreal, Feb. 24, Mc'Gill university will bestow the de gree of LL. D. on him. The Burnsville Veneer mills, at Burnsville, W. V., the only works of the kind in the United States, have been destroyed by fire. Loss, $85, 000. It is reported that Theodore Shonts gave his daughter Theodora $50,000 as a wedding present, but gave nothing to her titled husband, the Due de« Chaulnes. The graft case against W. C- Stew art, superintendent of the lighting plan at St. Joseph, Mo., indicted for certifying false pay rolls, has been dis missed on the ground of insufficient ev idence. On account of the adverse weather and the stagnant condition of the lum ber market, the cut of lumber sawed in the Menominee river district dur ing the season of 1908 will be about one-half of the cut of two years ago. The new direct route from Chicago to Duluth and Superior of the Wiscon sin Central railway will open to traffic soon after June 1, according to an an nouncement made in Chicago. By that date it is expected, that work on the line between Ladyamith, Wis., the present terminus of the line, and Du luth will be completed. -a'- f-'v'Jf 'Kit'. '-nrP/'JT^K -Hr ,-i fv..-„« \?v*v 4'4-»|,, MUSTSHOW GROUND FOR GRAFT TALK Committee Calls on Man Who Sprung Sensation in House to Show His Hand. WERE LAVISH IN ENTERTAINING Submarine Boat Builders Alleged to Have Spent Freely—Solons Are Excited. Washington Feb. 23. Representa tive Lilley of Connecticut, who caused a sensation Thursday by introducing a resolution calling for an investigation of methods said to have been employ ed by the Electric Boat company in en deavoring to have its submarine boat chosen by the house committee on na val affairs, is to be called before the committee on rules, to which the reso lution was referred. If he can show there is substantial ground for his charges his resolution will be favora bly reported, it is said. Mr. Loudenslager, author of the com mittee amendment making it obliga tory on the navy department to pur chase eight submarines of the Octopus type unless a superior submarine should be obtained by Oct. 1, 1908, re fused to discuss the Liley resolution or to reply publicly to Mr. Lilley's charge that this amendment was in effect a delivery of the prospective contract into the hands of the Electric Boat, company. Mr. Loudenslager intimated that "at the proper time" he would be prepared to refute all charges of favoritism so far as his action in committee was concerned. Lavish in Entertaining. The resolution of investigation was yesterday a chief topic of discussion in the lobbies and cloak rooms. None of the representatives was willing to talk for publication. That representatives of the Electric Boat, company have been "lavish enter tainers" in Washington appeared to be common knowledge, but no one went so far as to impute to them the improper motives charged by Repre sentative Lilley. Chairman Foss of the committee on naval affairs was unwilling to make a formal statement with regard to Rep resentative Lilley's resolution and the charges back of it. Mr. Foss' attitude was that he preferred not to take of ficial notice of the affair, because it was now in the hands of the commit tee on rules. But personally he thought that a full investigation ought to be made, provided Mr. Lilley "could show that, he has the hard ground of facts under his feet."' MAKE BIG GIFT TO NORWAY. Norwegians of America Will Raise Fund of $100,000. Chicago, Feb. 23.—A movement to present the mother country with a suitable token of tho love and esteem of her emigrated sons and daughters will be launched in Chicago to-day by leading Norwegian-Americans from all parts of the United States, who will gather in convention at the Sherman house. The object of the gathering is to start a widespread subscription for a fund of 5100,0(10 with which to pur chase the proposed gift. The present, is to be given to Norway on Mnv, 17. 1914. the centennial of the adoption of the Norwegian constitution. Just what, form the gift will take will be determined by the convention. The proposition which appears to have the greatest number of supporters is to present the fatherland with a Nor wegian minister's residence and lega tion at Washington. The plan originated among Norwe gians in t.'ne Northwest. Those at the head of the committee in the Twin Cities are Prof. H. G. Stub of Luther seminary, chairman Proi'. Wilhelm Pettersen of Augsburg seminary, sec retary: Gisle Bothne. professor of Scandinavian languages and literature in the University of Minnesota, and E. H. Hobe, consul for Norway at St. Paul. Another plan proposed is to give the fund toward restoring a certain por tion of the great cathedral at Trondh jem, built in the tenth century. WILL NOT CUT WAGES. Railroad Officials Say No Such Action Is Contemplated. New York, Feb. 23.—Railroad offi cials here, commenting on President Roosevelt's letter to the interstate commission asking for any data that might shed light on any controversy between railroads and their employes arising from a reduction of wages, in dicated clearly yesterday that wage reductions were not contemplated. ST. OLAF DEBATERS WIN. Oratorical Contest Is Held by Student* at Northfield. Northfleld, Minn., Feb. 23.—In an or atorical contest here last night, partic ipated in by tlie students of Carleton and St. Olaf colleges, the first and second prizes, respectively, $40 and $10, were won by representatives of St. Olaf. E. R. Anderson, whose sub ject was "The Apostle in Africa," took first prize, and 8. P. Tolleson captured second honors. His subject was "A Pioneer of Reform "V 'C1. V* T$f FHEY WANT TO SEE BIG ELFET Premier Dealdn Sends Invitation Have Battleship Visit Ans tralia. The invitation was first mentioned in a letter by Hon. Alfred Deakin, prime minister of Australia, addressed to John P. Gray, American consul gen eral at Melbourne, dated Dec. 24 last. Warm Welcome Assured. In his letter transmitting the com munication Consul General Gray says: "I may mention that the prime min ister called on the consulate general in person and urged the favorable consideration of the invitation. "Assuredly the prime minister in his letter voices the sentiments of the Australian community, and if it is pos sible for the invitation to be accepted the heartiest welcome would await the fleet, in these waters." Secretary Metcalf ih making the correspondence public expressed the extreme gratification of the navy de partment of the cordiality of the invi tation and added that the matter would receive the earnest considera tion of the department. SOCIETY BELLE FOUND DEAD. Mrs. Burden Is Victim of Accidental Gas Poisoning. New York, Feb. 23.—Mrs. William Proudflt Burden, who was Natica Rives, daughter of O. H. P. Belmont and a society favorite in New York, Newport and Washington, was found dead in bed at her Fifth avenue home yesterday. Death, the coroner decid ed, was accidental and due to gas poi soning. A disconnected gas tube, which had led from a chandelier to a drop light, so placed Thursday night that Mrs. Burden might read while propped up in bed, had permitted a flow of gas that filled the room, and, escaping into the hall, finally attracted the attention of the servants. Apparently having become drowrsy, Mrs. Burden had reached from her bed and turned off the lamp cock in stead of taking the trouble to get up and shut off the gas at the chandelier jet. In some manner undetermined the tube became loosened at the lower end. and slipping off the feed pipe of the lamp laid in such a position that the flow of poisonous, gas was directed into the sleeper's face. The dead wom an lay as in a sleep, without a sign of physical or mental disturbance. TURKS POKE HORNETS' NEST. Arrest and Summary Trial of Fifty-one Armenians Cause Furor. Tiflis, Feb. 23.—News was received here yesterday that the Turks recent ly raided the frontier village of Cari na, in the province of Van. Adriatic Turkey, and captured fifty-one •Arme nians. whom they accused of being members of a revolutionary society. Court-martial was formed on the spot and after a speedy trial eight of the men were sentenced to death and forty-three to life imprisonment. The dispatch says that great excite ment prevails in the villages in the vi cinity of Carina and that it is feared the population will rise and interfere with the carrying out of the sentences. The Turks have taken advantage of the situation to push their reinforce ments nearer the frontier. INDIAN KILLED. Drunken Brawl Ends in the Slaying of a Bad Man. Sisseton, S. D., Feb. 23.—Word was received here of the killing of an In dian named Mazahawaste last night near the Sisseton agency in a drunken brawl. One Indian, John Burke, has been arrested and two others not yet apprehended are implicated. The dead man was known as a bad man. GIRL SHOCKED AT VERDICT. Former Employe of Gen. Stoessel Com mits Suicide. Hartford, Conn., Feh. 23.—Because of her regret over the conviction of Gen. Stoessel at St. Petersburg, Ame lia Karris killed herself here yester day by inhaling illuminating gas. The girl was a Russian and had formerly been employed in the general's family. EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGED. 1V1 Sfl*§S .&il to Washington, Feb. 23. Interesting and important news relative to the fu ture movements of the American bat tleship fleet was made public at the conclusion of the cabinet meeting yes terday by Secretary Metcalf, compris ing an invitation from the Australian government to have the fleet, or at least some of its units, visit that coun try. Secretary Root's reply is the first authentic indication as to the in tended movements of the fleet after its journey to San Francisco has been completed. After expressing his ap preciation of the invitation, the secre tary says "The eventual movements of our fleet have not been determined. While it is possible that the vessels will re turn by the way of Suez, I would be glad if some of them could be sent by the Australian route, but it would be premature to promise this." Re- Former President of Merchant* frigeratlng Company Indicted. Kansas City, Feb. 23.—Eleven indict ments charging the embezzlement of $76,000 and violations of the ware house act forbidding the issuing of warehouse receipts on merchandist not in the warehouse when the collateral is issued, were returned by the grand Jury yestet-day against J. B. Brady, for merly president of the Merchants' Re frigerating company, which failed laajt November PUBT MIMED AI CnUROI A1TAR After Receiving Sacred Wafer From Hands of Priest As sassin Shoots Him. GRUDGE AGAINST All PRIESTS Murderer, Arrested After Desperate Fight, Says He Is an Anarchist, and Proud of It. Denver, Colo., Feb. 25.—Father Leo Heinrichs was shot and killed when administering the sacrament at early mass in St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, this city, at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. Kneeling at the altar rail, between two women, Giuseppe Guaranaccio pressed the muzzle of a pistol against the body of the priest, after receiving from him the consecrated wafer, and shot the priest through the heart. Exclaiming, "My God, my God," Father Leo fell prone in front of the altar and died without another word. Panic in the Church. With an inarticulate screailfc the as sassin sprang into the aisle and, waiving the smoking pistol about his head, dashed to the church door. For a moment the hundred or more people in the church wei'e dazed. Then a woman shrieked and the congregation became panic-stricken. Some women fainted and many became hysterical. Several men rushed to the aid of tho priest and others started in pusuit of the murderer. Among the latter was Patrolman Daniel Cronin, who over took the fleeing Italian on the steps. Puts Up Desperate Fight. Guarnaccio attempted to shhot the po liceman, but was foiled, and -over powered only after a desperate fight in which several men had come to the assistance of the officer. The mur derer was hurriedly removed to the city jail, and as threats of summary justice were made, Chief of Police Michael Delaney called out the reserve force of patrolmen. Guarnaccio was placed in solitary con finement at the city jail. He admitted to a policeman who interviewed him that the priest whom he had killed was a stranger to him, and in ex planation of his crime made the fol lowing statement: Grudge Against All Priests. "I just went over there because I have a grudge against all priests in general. They are all against the workingmn. I went to the communion rail because I could get a better shot. I did not give a dam whether he was a German priest or any other kind of a priest. They are all in the same class. "I left Italy three months ago went first to Central America and then came to the United States and to Den ver. I am an anarchist, and I am proud of it. I shot him and my only regret is that I could not have shot the whole bunch of priests in the church." Spirited Away for Safety. Although no actual demonstration against the murderer of Father Leo had been made, there was much talk around town throughout the day of the justice of lynching him. In order to avoid an attack on the city jail Guara naccio was taken to the county jail, a more easily defended building, where he remained several hours. Small groups of men began to congregate near the county jail, and after a con sultation the authorities decided to take Guaranaccio out of town. Ac cordingly he was hustled into an au tomobile and a fast run was made to Littleton, fourteen miles from Denver, where a train was boarded for Colo rado Springs. DEATH AND RUIN IN STORM. Many Killed and Much Property De stroyed in England and Ireland. London, Feb. 25.—The northwest of England and the north of Ireland were swept suddenly by a wind or hurri cane force, accompanied by blinding storms of hail, which left death and destruction in its wake. In the Mer sey river a schooner was capsized and eight men were drowned. No less than one dozen grandstands in the designated areas have been blown down, with resultant injury at several provincial points to the people who had gathered to witness local football matches. A train running between Burton port and Donegal was blown off the rail by the wind while crossing a via duct and nearly crashed into a boat beneath. The passengers were res cued uninjured. Reports received here show .that the damage by the gale was general throughout England. The tornado was of short duration, but most violent, un roofing schools and churches and up rooting trees. Fatalities are reported through the collapse of buildings in Manchester, Wiesbach and Leeds. Killed in Closed Rig. Springfield, Ohio, Feb. 25.—George Mauck and his wife were instantly killed at Urban when their closely curtained carriage was struck by an Brie passenger train at a grade cross ing. Their ten-year-old daughter is dying. Attempts 8ulcide. Phlaledphia, Feb. 25.—Frederick J. Brlnnler, aged twenty-four, attempted suicide tn a hotel hero yesterday by shooting himself. Brinnter is In a critical condition. y-l'} Fj*fy WOULD (HOW IIP MAGAZINE! a 1 "Black Head" Threat Received by Com aaader in Charge at Iona ,, vs. v?-, A i£ New York, Feb. 25.—A letter signed "Black Hand" and addressed to Com mander Braunsrueter, in charge of the United States naval niagazine at Iona island, the threat has been made that the enormous stores of smokeless pow der on the island will be blown up un less the married men discharged from employment on the island Jan. 1, 1908, be put back to work at once. There are 3,000,000 pounds of smokeless powder and other explosives stored in the numerous magazines. Secret service men are working to discover the identity of the writer of the letter. Signed "Black Hand." Printed by hand, the letter was mailed at the Haverstaw postoffics two weeks ago. It was as follows: "If the married men that were dis charged from Iona island ara not taken back again at once, all the magazines on the island will be blown up. The writer does not fear death. —"Black Hand." On Jan. 1 between thirty and forty men, civilians who had besn employed on the island, were discharged owing to delay in forwarding funds from Washington to continue the work. This delay was looked upon at the time as temporary, and it was under stood the men would be taken back as soon as the money arrived. Italians and Sicilians. Among the men disc'iarg^d, most of whom were laborers, were many Ital ians and Sicilians. S.nce the receipt o: the letter every approach to the island has been guarded day and night by marines, it is 'said, and the civilians employed have been kept under the strictest sur veillance. Iona island is forty miles up the Hudson from New York and seven miles south of West Point. RUN DOWN BY TRAIN. Six of a Party of Merrymakers Are Killed. Spring Valley, N. Y., eb. 25.—A foam specked pair of horses that tore through the streets early yesterday, dragging between them a splintered wagon pole, brought to the village the first news of a grade crossing accident in which nine members of its most prominent families were either killed outright or frightfully injured. The runaways brought up at the liv ery stable of George Young, from from whom they had been hired the night before to take a party of men and girls to a basketball game at Ny aclc. Returning in the early hours of yesterday the wagonload of merry makers was run down at a West Ny ack crossing by an Ontario & Western express train. Four of the party were instantly killed, two died while being removed to the Hudson County hospital at Iio boken, N. J., and the other three lie in a serious condition at that institu tion. The responsibility for the accident is in dispute. The survivors cannot be questioned as yet, and the only other witness was the crossing gate tender. He claims that the team was driven through the lowered gates. The gate on the side of approach was broken down, but the opposite gate was intact, and if previously lowered must have been hurdled by the fright ened horses after the wagon had been struck and torn from its pole. Tho animals were uninjured. PLAN TO LAUNCH NEW PARTY. Hearst and Followers Inaugurate Movement at Conference in Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 25.—Steps for the for mation of a new national political party were taken at a conference of the Independence league here Satur day. The' action followed a short speech by William Randolph Hearst, in which he enunciated the principles of the league and the adoption of a "declaration of principles" setting forth the objects of the organization and the means by which it hopes to at tain them. The provisional national committee, of which Mr. Hearst is chairman, was authorized by resolu tion to call a national convention to nominate candidates for the presi dency and vice presidency after the Republican and Demcratic parties have held theit gatherings in Chicago and Denver, respectively. Thirty-five states w'ere represented by delegations and 125 persons attended the sessions of the league in the Auditorium hotel. Mr. Hearst delivered a short ad dress, declaring that the first purpose of the league platform is "to restore the power of government to the peo ple, to make their will supreme in the primaries, in the elections and in the control of public officials after they have been elected. "Let us inaugurate a party that is founded on fundamental American principles, that will be a national party in the true sense of the word, and let us call it the national party if you will." Russia Yields to Powers. Copenhagen, Feb. 25.—It is under stood in' diplomatic circles that as a result of pressure from other powers, Russia has abandoned her plan of fortifying the Aland island?, and that an entente preserving the status quo on the Baltic soon will be arranged. 1} Ih, .4, 4 1 Killed In Collision. Cambridge, Ohio, Feb. 25l—One pen son was killed and fifteen .injured, five it is thought, fatally in a collision be tween two interurban cars near thla city yesterday. i"