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WARDWELL A THOMPSON, Pub*. PEMBINA, NORTH DAKOTA NEWS Of WSK_SUMIHARiZEO Digest of the News Worth Telliag Con. fcucd for (he Buy Reader. I Washington. The president has removed George M. Stewart, postmaster at Seattle, Wash., on charges of soliciting cam palgn contributions from employes. The formal opening of the war col lege was signalized by an important address by Secretary Root, popularly known as the "father" of the institu tion. The war college has been in op •ration for several years, but has oc cupied its present quarters only since June, 1907. The supreme court of the United States affirmed the New Jersey court of appeals' decision sustaining the verdict convicting President Albert C. Twining and Secretary Davis C. Car nell of the Monmouth Trust and Safe Deposit company of deceiving a state bank examiner as to the condition of their institution. Justice Harlan de livered a dissenting opinion. Personal. Mrs. Josefa Neilson Osborn, once prominent in New York society, but more widely known as the modiste of the fashionable women of New York's "Four Hundred," is dead in New York. President-elect Taft will be the guest of Rev. John Wesley Hill, pastor of the Metropolitan Temple of New York next month, when the temple's new organ, known as the McKinley memorial, will be dedicated. G. M. Heald of Buffalo, president of the Mutual Transit company, has or dered of the Great Lakes Engineering works of Detroit two freight steam ers 350 feet long and together costing $500,000, to be completed for the opening of navigation in 1909. Governor-elect George L. Lilley of Connecticut, who is also congressman from that state, expects to participate In the session of congress which be gins next month, but will resign Dec. 81, as he is to take up his duties a* governor of the state on Jan. 4. Prof. Richard MacLaurin, head ot the physics department of Columbia university, has been appointed presi dent of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by the executive commit' tee of the institute corporation. It is announced that Prof. MacLaurin will accept the position. Frank Oliver, minister of the inte rior, declared at Nelson, B. C., that If a $500 head tax would not exclude Chinamen the government would raise it. Five hundred dollars was meant to be prohibitive, and if the amount was not sufficient to be pro hibitive it would be made so. Dean Thomas Frederick Crane ot the Cornell university faculty, who has been connected with the univer sity for forty-one years, has resigned his position, and his resignation was accepted by the board of trustees. Dean Crane will reach the age of six ty-five years next. July and will retirt on a Carnegie pension. Accidental Happenings. Six persons were injured and a ecore or more shocked in a street rail way accident at Montgomery. L. H. Aslin, a well-to-do farmer of Norway, Mich., who was injured by blasting stumps a week ago, died at the Columbia hospital. Two motormen were killed and twenty passengers injured in a colli sion of two cars in the lnterurban service between Vancouver and West* minster. Mrs. August Mueller was killed and her husband probably fatally injured at Falls City, Neb., when a buggy In which tbey were riding was run into by au automobile. By the overturning of a rowboat William Black and John Pierson of St David, 111., were drowned in the Illi nois river, two miles north of Liver pool, while out hunting. An automobile containing Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kohlhase, August Kohl hase and Cynthia Kohlhase, all of Chi cago, was overturned near Hammond, Ind., and August Kohlhase was fatally Injured. Fire in the home of Col. T. J. Bo gie, a prominent citizen of Stephens ville, Tex., caused the death of Mrs. Bogie, her seven-year-old grandson and a year-old babe. A lamp explosion set fire to the house. Half a ton of dynamite stored on & scow belonging to the Montreal har bor commission exploded with a roar that was beard and felt all over the city of Montreal. Many buildings suf fered more or less damage from shat tered windows. By an explosion of natural gas at Pendleton, Ind., the ten-room resi dence of Pratt Hester, aged seventy seven, was wrecked. Hester died a few hours later from his burns. His wife and children escaped serious in* Jury. The business section of the town ot Kelliher, Sask., a new point on tho Grand Trunk Pacific railway, was de stroyed by Are. Merchants who are losers are: Trior, Brlco Bond, Grant, Priest, Malone, Wledman, Shln bane and BelchW. The loss is $75* torotgiiv I Tho Lisbon newspapers say that tbo health ot tho queen dowager, Marls Pia, Is causing anxiety. 8ho la sixty ono years old. King Haakon of Norway has headed the public subscription tor Capt. Amundson's polar expedition with a donation of $6,000. A band of Bosnian refugees blew up with dynamite the barracks of Knit? sa, a town in Herzegovina, killing 170 German-speaking Austrian soldiers. News has reached Tokyo of the loss of the steamer Talsh Maru, which was sunk during a storm off Otero 1st? and. One hundred and fifty persons were drowned. Election disorders occurred at Por to de Mose, Portugal. A local Pro gressist leader fired a revolver from a window into a passing Regenerator parade, killing two persons. Former Queen Liliuokalanl ot Ha waii has determined to go to Wash Inton to personally urge the recogni tion of her claims to the lands in the Hawaiian group which were formerly held by the crown. A volcanic disturbance worked a change in the map of Bobaslow Island, sixty miles from Vnalaska. Mount McCullocb, a mountain which was formed by a volcanic disturbance there a year ago, has disappeared. The mountain was 300 feet high. To day in its stead there is a land-locked bay eighty fathoms deep. The fact that nearly half the inhabi tants of the Aleutian islands are the victims of tuberculosis is caused by the custom of kissing the dead before they are buried, according to Dr. Rob ert Oleson of the revenue cutter Mc Culloch. Dr. Oleson says the popula tion Is decreasing alarmingly and that unless something is done to 6top what he calls "barbarous practices," the in. habitants will soon be exterminated. Crimes. Charles Kelly, who escaped two years ago from the penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio, was arrested at Kal amazoo, Mich. The postoffice at Gilt Edge, Mont., was entered by burglars, who stole a large number of stamps and a small sum of money. Karl Oppenheim, a partner in one of the oldest banks in Hesse, commit* ted suicide by shooting himself, Heavy financial losses are said to have been the reason for the act. Cloyd Gray Hershey, aged twenty five years, of Logansport, Ind., a Jun ior in the Boston school of theology, committed suicide by shooting him« keif. The cause of the suicide Is not known. G. Young, charged with the murdef of Frank Parker, near Kellogg, Iowa, on June 19, was found guilty of first degree murder. He was sentenced to twenty years in the Madison peniten tiary. A man claiming to be A. B. McKen zie, a large seed grower of Canada, was arrested at San Jose, Ariz., on suspicion that he is T. St. G. Foyster, wanted for forgery in Chicago and Bismarck. Andrew Olson of Ironwood, Mich., while visiting at the home of his brother, Jacob Olson, at Norway, Mich., committed suicide by hanging. Brain disorder Is given as the cause of the rash deed. John E. Godding, president of the defunct State Bank of Rockyford, Colo., was sentenced to serve eight to ten years in the state prison. He had been convicted on charges of making unlawful use of the bank's funds. As the result of a shooting affray at Alliance, Neb., Lizzie Braner is in the hospital, fatally wounded, and her brother, Charles Braner, who did the shooting, and her sweetheart, Frank Augustin, are in the county jail. Thomas W. Alexander, the Augusta, Ga., cotton factor, who was convicted two years ago on a charge of obtain ing money on false collateral and sen tenced to six years in state prison, was pardoned by Gov. Smith. Otherwise. Mrs. George Foreman of New York, whose stage name is Georgia Frianza, secured a divorce at Des Moines from George Foreman, who is traveling with the "Top o* the World." Chicago physicians were warned by Health Commissioner Evans that fail ure to report cases of consumption coming under their notice would be followed by prosecution and fines. In a drunken frenzy Jacob Sikkemn Of Grand Rapids, Mich., shot his wife Cora twice at their home and then shot himself through the head, caus ing instant death. A six weeks old baby in the room was unharmed. The woman has slight chances for recov ery. A magnificent silver service of thir ty-four pieces, purchased at a cost of $5,000, raised by popular subscription by the people of Montana, was pre sented to the United States cruiser Montana at Norfolk, Va. Chief Justlcei Theodore Brantley of the supreme court of Montana made the presently tion in a fitting address. Alabama Iron manufacturers sold 60,000 tons of pig iron In the first twenty-four hours after the election, and the Inquiry for a large tonnage is In hand. The Iron sold Is to be deliv ered during the first quarter ot the coming year. The Knights of Labor In general as iembly In Washington adopted a res olution urging congress to enact at Its n«Kt session legislation providing that In cases Involving labor disputes neither an injunction nor a temporary restraining order bo granted except on duo notice to opposite party. HENEY IS SHOT IN COURT ROOM San Francisco Graft Prosecu tor Is Target for Ex Convict's Bullet. IS SERICUS, BUT NOT FATAL /. I: Would-be Assassin Says Heney Branded Him an Ex-Convict and Ruined His Life. San Francisco, Nov. 15.—Francis J. Heney, a leading figure in the prose cution of municipal corruption in this city, was shot and seriously injured yesterday by Morris Haas, a Jewish saloonkeeper, who had been accepted as a juror in a previous trial and aft erwards removed, it having been shown by the prosecution that he was an ex-convict, a fact not brought out In his examination as a venireman. The shooting occurred in Superior Judge Lawlor's court room during a recess in the trial of Abraham Ruef, on trial for the third time on the charge of bribery. At 6 o'clock last night Mr. Heney was conscious. He said: "I will Live to Prosecute Him." The physicians in attendance on Heney expressed the opinion that he would live. It had been ascertained that the bullet, which had entered the right cheek, had lodged under the left eye and had not entered his brain. The shooting occurred at 4:22 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Judge Lawlor had a few moments before de clared a ten-minute recess of court, and the Jury had left the room, I Mr. Heney was conversing with Chief Clerk McCabe of the district at torney's office whea Haas came for ward. He approached Heney and, placing a revolver against his right cheek, fired. Instantly the court room was the scene of the greatest excite ment. Some bystanders seized Haas, others hastened to the relief of Heney, who was caught as he fell forward, the blood streaming from his wound. Says Heney Ruined Him. When he was arrested, Haas said he shot Heney because he had ruin ed him. He is a married man and has four children. In a statement made to Police Captain Duke he said: "Heney denounced me in public, Which ruined my life, and branded me as an ex-convict. It was an outrage.' I am the wronged man. I do not care what becomes of me now. I have sac rificed myself not for my own honor, but for those who are situated like myself. By God, I would not have brought my four children into the world to bear such a brand if 1 had known the fact that I was an ex-con vict would become known. Heney ruined me. That is why I shot him." RESIGNS FROM CABINET. Secretray of the Navy Metcalf Ten ders His Resignation. Washington, Nov. 15.—Secretary of the Navy Victor H. Metcalf yesterday I tendered his resignation to the presi I dent, to take effect Dec. 1, on account of ill health. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Truman H. Newberry will be named as Mr. Metcalf's successor For more than a year the fact that Mr. Metcalf has suffered serious ill ness lias been well known at the navy department. Formerly of vigorous health, his friends expected that he would be able to regain his strength, but constantly recurring illness has convinced him that the only course for him to pursue is to sever his con nection with all active work. Suffers Nervous Breakdown. Mr. Metcalf tas suffered from a nervous breakdown that has rendered it Impossible for liim to remain at his desk for any length of time, and the chronic nature of his trouble has caus ed him to abandon nope of recovery while burdened with the care# of of fice. On April 15 last he went to Cali fornia to review the Atlantic tiattle ship fleet. He took a long vacation, hoping to be permanently benefited thereby, returning here Sept. 1. Upon his resumption cf official duty his ill ness piomptly rfcuned, and he frank ly told the president that he could not remain in the cabinet. Mr. Metcalf is thoroughly ersed in naval matters, having served on the house committee on naval affairs while in congress. His first appoint ment under this administration was as secretary of commerce and labor, which he relinquished in order to ac cept the duties of secretary of the navy on Dec. 17, 1906. Vessel Driven Ashore. Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 13. A two masted schooner, about 200 feet long, supposed to be the Springle, was driven ashore and grounded on a sandbar east of here last night. The vessel carried twelve men, all of whom were rescued. Famous Lawyer Found Dead. Philadelphia, Nov. 13. Bias W. Pettlt, one of the best known corpora tion and constitutional lawyers in the country, was found dead in his offices la this city last night DINKS PLOT Woman Tells Mother Charge Is Hor* rible Mistake—Chicago Police Are in Quandary. Chicago, Not. IB.—Mae L. Otis, ar-' rested Thursday night on a charge of plotting to do away with her mother through the agency of hired thugs, was pronounced sane last night by Dr. I. Blake Baldwin, city physician. Mrs. Otis,- the mother, arrived in the city last night. She went at once to see her daughter at the police station. A pathetic scene followed. Both moth er and daughter wept when the latter was taken from a cell and given the liberty of an officer's room. "Mother, do you think I could do such a thing?" exclaimed Miss Otis, throwing her arms around her mother. "I never did it is all a horrible mistake." Further talk was Interrupted by the young woman's hysterical sobbing After the interview the mother said: "I do not believe for an instant that my own daughter plotted against my life. I will do everything in my pow er and spend every cent I posses to save her from prosecution on this charge." The police declared last night thai their possession of Miss Otis places them in quandary. Capt. O'Brien said the police would be glad to allow her to leave Chicago if she wishes to go, and that they would be glad to have her off their hands. NOTED SCIENTIST IN ASYLUM. Prof. Mark Harrington Found After Years of Search. New York, Nov. 15.—A search last ing the greater part of ten years and extending from one end of the coun try to the other ended a few days ago, when Prof. Mark W. Harrington, once chief of the United States weather bureau and one of the best known scientific men in America, was found a hopeless lunatic in the Nevi Jersey asylum for the insane at Mop ris Plains. Until last Monday Prof. Harrington was registered as "John Doe No. 8," picked up in a park in Trenton eight een months ago, unable to give his name and with no papers on his per son to disclose his identity. He was sent to Morrip Plains. There he might have remained for the rest of his life had not his son, Raymond Harrington, grown to man hood since his father's disappearance, read in a Western paper three weeks ago a description of a mysterious par tient in the Morris Plains asylum. Young Harrington's suspicions were aroused and he communicated with his mother. Mrs. Harrington decided to visit Morris Plains. When "John Doe No. 8" was led Into her presence she identified him as her long-missing husband. He, however, did not recog nize his wife and bluntly requested that he be left, alone. NOT SEEKING MAIL CLERK. Police Deny Story In Read Case—Sis ter Arrives at Denver. Denver, Nov. 15. When shown & printed story to the affect that Mrs. Allen F. Read, who attempted to ex tort money from Mrs. Genevieve Chan dler Phlpps, threatening her life with dynamite, was escorted to the Ameri can hotel on the day. of her arrival in this city by a railway mail clerk named E. J. Sawyer, the police author ities denied that they were looking for such a man. The hotel people declare that Mrs. Read was unaccompanied when she appeared at the clerk's desk and wrote the name of "Mrs. H. Cones" upon the register. The condition of Mrs. Reed is stil) critical. The arrival here last night of Mrs. Read's sister, Miss Jessie Campbell, from Pittsfield, Mass., has aroused in terest. Miss Campbell went directly to the bedside of her sister, refusing to talk to newspaper reporters. GOLD IN MICHIGAN? Geologist Says So, Urging Digging of Big Canal. .Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 15.—The pos sibility of finding gold in paying quan tities in Michigan along the routs of the proposed canal to connect Bay City, Saginaw, Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, was urged by State Ge ologist Alfred C. Lane at a meeting here yesterday, as an additional rea son for the building of the projected waterway. Mr. Lane stated that gold had been discovered along the Grand river, in the eastern part of Icnia county, down nearly to its mouth at Grand Haven. LEOPOLD SUES JOURNALIST. Editor in Retaliation Threatens to Read Letters Written by Emperor. Berne, Switzerland, Nov. 15.—Leo pold Woelfing, formerly Archduke Leopold of Austria, is prosecuting a journalist for defamation of character. The journalist in retaliation threatens sensational revelations by promising read letters from the emperor of Aus tria to the grand duke of Tuscany. Wife. Invalid He Despairs. New York, Nov. 15.—Grieving over the verdict of physicians that his wife would never recover from an illness which had made her an invalid for months, James Freebody Thompson, a teacher of languages, killed himself. Killed^ by Former Mayor. Clenfuegos, Nov. 15.—Gonzale Gar cia Vista, a Conservative, former may or of Clenfuegos, last night shot and killed Edwardo Prleto, a Liberal. Vis ta alleges that Prleto Insulted nnd attacked him. MITWI1HNM0 Bloody Battle Between Law Of* ficers and Negro Desperado in Oklahoma. IS CREMATED IN OWN HOUSE Negro Barricades Self in and, After Be* ing Shot, Fires House and Is Baked in names. Okmulgee, Okla., Nov. 17. Eight persons were killed and .ten others were wounded yesterday afternoon In a fight between Jim Deckard, a negro desperado, and law officers. The dead are: Edgar Robinson, sheriff of Okmulgee county P. Klaber, assist ant chief of police of Okmulgee two negroes named Chapman, brothers Jim Deckard, negro, and three uniden tified negroes. The disturbance began at the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad sta tion, where Jim Deckard engaged in a fight with an Indian boy, Steve Gray Bon, and beat him into insensibility with a rock. Barricades Self in House. Friends of Grayson notified the po lice, and when Policeman Klaber went to the station Deckard fled to his house nearby, barricaded himself in and when Klaber approached Deckard shot and instantly killed him. Sheriff Robinson gathered a posse and hur ried to the scene. Part of this posse was made up of a group of negroes whom the sheriff commissioned as deputies. As the posse approached the houBe Deckard opened fire with a rifle, firing as rapidly as he could load his weapon. The sheriff fell first, instantly killed. Then five of the ne gro deputies were slain. Cremated in Flames. Deckard's house was surrounded by a frenzied mob of armed men. Vol leys were poured Into Deckard's house and he was shot down. He was seen to roll over on the floor, strike a match and set lire to his own house, which was soon a roaring furnace, in which his body was baked. Gov. Haskell, at Guthrie, was noti fied of the battle and of the bad feel ing between whites and negroes that had grown out of it, threatening a race riot. The governor at once ordered the militia company at Muskogee to prepare to go to Okmulgee, and a spe cial train was made ready to carry the troops. News of the preparation to send militia here had a good effect on the disorderly element of both races and at 7 o'clock last night the crowd had dispersed and further trou ble was not expected. TAFT TO CALL EXTRA SES8IO^| Tariff Revision Will Be Taken Up Soon After Inauguration. Washington, Nov. 17. That a spe cial session of the Sixty-first congress will be called soon after the 4th of March to take up the matter of tariff revision became known positively yes terday, when William H. Taft, presi dent-elect, after spending the day at the White House as the guest of President Roosevelt, stated that he intended to call the specal session to meet as soon after his inauguration as would be reasonable. Judge Taft left last night for Cin cinnati, where he bad been summoned on matters of family importance, but which Judge Taft assured the newspa per men who had gathered at the White House, was in no way connect ed with politics. The call to Judge Taft to come to Cincinnati necessi tated a hasty change of plans, so that Instead of the president-elect, who was returning to Hot Springs, Va., from Brooklyn, N. Y., continuing to the Virginia resort at il p. m., he left for his home over the Pennsylvania several hours earlier. The day proved to be a busy one for the president-elect. He spent the night at the White House as the president's guest and breakfasted yesterday morning with the family. During the early forenoon the president and the president-elect discussed matters of importance to the present and the in coming administration. No announce ment was made as to the principal topic of the discussion, although Judge Taft adroitly admitted that it waB not the weather. Suicide's Widow Found Dead. Boston, Mass., Nov. 17.—The body of a richly dressed woman, believed to have been Julia Harmon Stahl, the widow of Chick Stahl, the Boston American league baseball player who committed suicide at West Baden, Ind., in 1907, was found last night in a doorway in South Boston. Marks were found on the woman's throat, but it is not thought these had to do with her death. A8K8 JAILER TO LOCK HIM UP. Railroad Laborer Totters Into Lockup at Eau Claire, Wis. Ean Claire, Wis., Nov. 17. Last night Philip Sheridan, who halls from New Tork city but disclaims and rela tionship to his namesake, Gen. "Phil" Sheridan, tottered Into the city jail and applied for shelter. He was very sick and Is now at the county jail un der treatment. Sheridan ascribes his condition to the hard usage accorded him while working for a railroad com pany at Winter, Wis. lL HAAS KHiSSELFIN FRISCOJ Ferler Coavict Who Attempted to As* sasiaate Heney Dies By His Own .Hand. San Francisco Nov. 17. Morris Haas, who attempted to assassinate Francis J. Heney, the graft prosecu tor, committed suicide Saturday night in his cell in the county jail by shoofr ing himself through the head with a small derringer plstoi. Haas ended his life while fout guards, detailed to prevent just such a move, stood within three feet of him. The weapon with which the would* be assassin shot himself he had sei creted in the top of his gaiter shoes He fired the shot while lying on hit cot and covered with the blankets. Is Closely Watched. Since Haas was taken into custody Friday afternoon, immediately after the sensational attempt to murder Francis J. Heney in Judge Lawlor's court room, he had been closely watched by four detectives. When taken to the county jail on Friday aft ernoon he was searched by the police authorities and all his belongings were taken from him. It was noticed when Haas retired on Friday night that he did not take off his shoes. When asked why he kept his footwear on, he replied that he was only going to lie down for a few moments that he was too nerv ous to sleep and that he would pace up and down his cell. Heney Is Improving. The condition of Francis J. Heney is still most satisfactory, and the at tending surgeons report that he is making excellent progress on the road' to recovery. He passed a comfortable night, sleeping most of the time, and' rested easily yesterday. Although the bullet has been locate.!, embedded in the left, jaw, about an inch in front ol the ear, the surgeons have decided not to extract it until Mr. Heney gains more strength. Mrs. Heney spent an hour yesterday, in the examination room of the hospi tal while the surgeons were removing grains of powder from her husband'.* face and head. While this was po'ng on the wounded man sat up on she table and made jocular remarks. Find No Conspiracy. Chief of Police Blggy and Captain of Detectives Kelley said that llity* could find no evidence that the shoot ing of Heney was the result of a con spiracy. Detective Burke, who rlosuly questioned Haas at several times dur ing the night, made a report to Obfef" Biggy of similar import. DOWAGER EMPRESS IS DEAD. Autocratic Ruler of Celestial Empire Passes Away Soon After Emperor. Peking, Nov. 17.—Tazo Msi An, the dowager empress of China, the auto cratic head of the government which she directed without successful inter ference since 1861, and without pro^ test since 1881, died at 2 o'clock yes terday afternoon. The announcement of the dowager empress' death was official and follow ed closely upon the announcement that Huang Hsu, the emperor, had died Saturday at 5 o'clock in the aft ernoon, but it is believed that the deaths of both the emperor and the dowager empress occurred a consid erable time before that set down in the official statements. Three-year-old on Throne. An edict issued at 8 o'clock yester day morning placed upon the throne Prince Pu Yi, the three-year-old son. of Prince Chun, the regent of the em pire, in accordance with a promise given by the dowager empress soon after the marriage of Prince Chun in 1902. An edict issued on Friday made Pu Yi heir presumptive. The foreign legations were notified yesterday morning by the foreign, board of the death of the emperor and' the succession of Prince Pu Yi. Troops have been in readiness for sev eral days to quell any disorders that might arise on the death of Kuang Hsu, and the possibility of uprising was made greater because of the fact that the death of the dowager empress* was known to be close at hand. Guard for Legations. Twenty gendarmes were dispatched to guard the approaches to the lega tions, but up to the present the duties of the forces have been slight. It was announced that the legation guarrf was ordered out at "the special call of the legations, on account of the em peror's death." Prince Chun, the regent, has order ed the viceroys and governors to take precautions for the administration of the provinces as heretofore and he haB ordered a hundred days of mourn ing. The court will go into mourning for three years. Died Alone and Unattended. They died alone and unattended, al though surrounded by circles of abject spectators, who remained a rod dis tant, as on account of the sacred per sons of their majesties they could not be approached. The emperor died as he had lived, without ministration of whatever kind or scientific aid. Until word of the dowager's death la read broadcast no general disorders are apprehended. China is quieter now than at any time since 1900 There are few signs of antagonism to foreigners and there is no manner of doubt that Prince Chun will be abla to meet the situation, as he is recog# nized as thoroughly progressive Cut lee Fourteen Inches Thick Jamestown, N. D., Nov. 17.—ice is being cut in the James river, it nearly fourteen Inches in and Is said to be better quality than was secured last year.