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Published Weekly at BEACH, N. DAK. NEWS OF WEEK SUMMARIZE IMPORTANT EVENT8 AT HOMI AND ON FOREIGN 8HORE8 BRIEFLY TOLD. Washington. President Roustvelt lias appointed Eiii^t A. of Hawaii to be fcijcuny of Hawaii. c-iisii^ i-.f tlii! canal zone just com sliov. utMily rm.ooo inhabitants I tlii- vim.'. A1 iinit 2i'i per cent of the u.ml itu- white. Vomit army officers who seek pro n.oiii.n :ii» |.minis in their spare time It:iiiiins4 in ride. since it develops that tiit- lvcent oilier of President Roose v(-n requiring cNfiinlnations iu horse iminshi|j fur promotions is extended light liuwn ilie line to include second UrlllflKillts. Swietury i)f t'omincrce and l.aboi Strati-:. in f.i-eaking to the business u' iii II iiii iiy at Honolulu, said that K. arl lutrhor siio.iUl .-uifflciently ini jiiowil iii accommodate the entire .Aim iiaii navy, lit- said that the need jt ihv Hawaiian islands was better rniit in mi it*a ion with the mainland, a I'nilw lhe new policy of tiie war de (uiit11it in in rivaling artillery districts to act a:j comprehensive units in the -viii ol actual hostilities, the an iiLiiinceiin ni of the following districts lias been made: District of Ports mouth. N. H: Toils ronstitution and Stall X. II.: Tort Poster. Me. Dis trict of Mobile. Forts Morgan and Liaines. Ala. Personal. A T. t\ Atkinson, secretary of the territory of Hawaii, has resigned from the position. I iaiii'-l Rechtel. a |irominent Demo crat, 11ied at .Madison. Wis. He was member of the legislature in 1890. Jlrs. Sarah Doremus of Newark. N. ha: jusi celebrated her 104th birth day She was born at Saddle River, Aug. 1*. mo. Joseph Joachim, the celebrated vio linist. died in Berlin. He bad been suf fering for a long time from asthma. He was born in 1S !I. ilrs. Esther Ha vis. an inmate of the home of the Daughters of Jacob in New Yuri was 112 years old Sunday, and the day was duly celebrated at the home. Mrs. Davis, to show that rhe was still spry, danced a few steps tor the guests. Crimes. lJocaiisc ht was unable to pay sev eral heavy debts contracted at the teaming table, William Barnheiser, a prominent merchant of Oskuloosa. Iowa, co.nmitted suicide by shooting nimself in the head. (!ov. Folk has commuted to life im prisonment the sentence of "Lord" r'iederick Seymour Harrington, who ivus convicted of the murder of James Uct'ann. Harrington was sentenced to De executed in Clayton Aug. 20. While apparently demented a man tvho gave his name as Benne A. Hel leiiliiirg and claimed to be the son of Lir. Helleiiburg of New York city, at tempted suicide in Wilmington, Del., by throwing himself in front of a loco motive. He was rescued by a police man. Dynamiters destroyed the dam at 'he outlet of Winona lake, near War saw, lnd., causing the lake surface to drop several feet. The Winona as sembly officials suppressed the facts pending an investigation, but later .ailed upon the county authorities to assist in establishing the identity ot the guilty parties. The motive of the marauders is a mystery. The second trial of Harry Thaw, rharged with the murder of Stanford White, is not likely to take place until the January term of court. This in Formation was developed at a confer ence between Martin W. Littleton, counsel for Thaw, and District Attor ney Jerome. While Mr. Jerome would make no public statement, it was learn ed that he probably would be unable to move for a second trial until Janu ary. Casualty. The business section of Albia, Iowa, Was destroyed by fire loss, $40,000 Fire at Memphis, Tenn., destroyed two stores, causing a loss of $50,000 A saltpeter manufacturing plant in Brooklyn was destroyed by Are. Jxss, $60,000. Fire destroyed the Erie railroad warehouse at Susquehanna, Pa., entail ing a loss estimated at $185,000. Four men and one woman were in jured iu a disturbance among a num ber of Assyrians at St. John, N. B. Fit/teen persons were injured, one of them fatally, when two cars collided three miles from Algonac. .Mich. Great Northern Passenger train No 4, the St. Paul east-bound mail, was wrecked near Milan Station. Wash. The engine, day coach and diner left the track. Enghteen persons were in jured. some seriously, but none fatally. The east end of the ten-story eleva tor of Meniam & Huquist at Omaha was blown out by the explosion of a boiler in the basement of the building. The elevator was full of grain, which probably will be a total loss. No par son was in the wrecked portion of the building when the explosion occurred and no one was injured. The damage will be heavy. Lizzie and Myrtle Guilemont. aged eighteen and twent.v-two years, re spectively, were frightfully burned in a gasoline stove accident at Bedford, Iowa. Both young women were burn ed about the face and arms, and if they live will be disfigured for life. Fred Thomas, twenty-eight years old was instantly killed iu the Pennsyl vania mine at Butte, Mont., by a fall of earth. He was buried in a large quantity of debris, and it was some time before the body could be recov ered. Coroner Stevens viewed the body and decided an inquest was un necessary. The Hotel Brooklyn at Center Mm (riches, L. I., was destroyed by fin There were 300 guests in the hotel. No one was injured. Fire in Chicago destroyed the build ing occupied by J. H. Clarke, a bard ware dealer. The damage wa§ $5i,ouo. The fire for three hours tied up all the eTevaTea railroad traffic in the city. A large portion, if not the entire business section of Princess Anne, on the eastern shore of Maryland, way burned out. The fire was not of an in cendiary origin, but was accidental, it we was injured. The three-masted schooner My doneas, bound for Rockland. Me., from New \ork, with a load of granite, was sunk in the middle of Long Island sound in a collision with the Neptune line steamer Tennessee, bound from Fall River to New York. Four mem bers of the Mydoneas' crew were drowned, but Capt. Belatty was res pued by passengers on the Tennessee and one of his crew was also saved by swimming to the steamer. From Other Shore*. The German Wireless company re ceived the concession for establishing wireless stations on the Argentine coast. Mrs. Waldorf Astor, formerly Miss Nannie I.anghorne Shaw of Virginia, gave birth to a son at Cliveden, near London. Three Japanese settlements will be established in the state of Rio Janeiro. The government ot the state has given its sanction to the project. Francis Kossuth, the minister of commerce and leader of the govern ment party of Austria-Hungary, is re ported to be alarmingly ill. Congressman William S. Bennett of New York, a member of the United States immigration commission, has arrived at Bucharest to study the ques tion of Jewish emigration from Ru mania. Many visitors. Including a consider able number of English and Ameri cans, are at Munich for the great Richard Wagner and Mozart festival, which has just begun and will con tinue until the middle of September. Ocean's bed has queer deposits, and among the queerest ever found at the sea bottom must be numbered a Roman temple, just accidentally found by divers off Sfax, in Tunis. It is sup posed to have belonged to a Roman roast town, since engulfed by erosion. The German navy department is se riously alarmed by the mysterious robbery of some of the secret parts of a submarine for the government at the Adlehoff works. The robbery is believed to have been committed either on behalf of a foreign govern ment or a rival firm. The International College of Herald ry has, through Consul General Mason at Paris, presented to the United States government an interesting se ries of documents relating to the genealogy of the marquis of Lafay ette and the aliances of the family with noble houses of France. It is reported that 274 persons throughout the Russian empire were exiled, for political offenses during July. It is also stated officially that fifty-four Russian officers and ninety five privates were killed and forty seven officers and fifty-two privates wounded while maintaining order dur ing the same month. General News Items. The engagement Is announced of Miss Bessie Merrltt of Marquette, Mich., to J. Page Laughlln, son of the multi-millionaire steel manufacturer of that name, of Pittsburg. With interesting ceremonies and an elaborate military display, a handsome memorial in honor of Gen. Thomas Sumter was unveiled at Stateburg, S. C.. at the grave of the revolutionary hero. Gen. Coxey, leader of the famous hobo march across the country to Washington a few years ago, is plan ning to start a new pilgrimage, but he refuses to tell its destination or its purpose. The supreme court of Georgia has decided that the Cumberland church acted within the scope of its constitu tional authority when it voted for the union of all the- Cumberland Presbyte rian churches in the United States. An exhaustive study of the coal sup ply of Iowa is to be made by Henry Hinds, a Rhodes graduate of Oxford, England. Mr. Hinds has just been en gaged for the work by Prof. Colvin of the state university and state geolo gist. City Food Inspector W. P. Cutler of Kansas City has notified the national government that his test of California and Arkansas dried fruit, cured with sulphite, shows that the fruit when cooked is entirely wholesome and Kan sas City will accept the sulphite fruit. The Federal National Bank of Chi cago has passed into the hands of a coterie of financiers headed by John Worthington of Kansas City. Isaac N. Perry and his associates transferred their entire interests to the new own ers and passed completely out of the life of the bank. Darwinism is dead. The theorv that man is merely a high-grade ape is nei ther palatable nor scientific, declared President Orr of Glasgow university in a lecture at the Northfield confer ence at East Northfield, Mass. Dar win. he assserted. had been discredit ed by the foremost European scient ists. Rear-Admiral Chadwick, U. S. N., re tired, who has just returned from a visit to Spain, states that he will write a history of the Spanish-American war and the causes that led up to it His trip to Spain was for the purpose of collecting material. Mistaking a torpedo for prey a shark chased it near Sag Harbor, I and was blown to pieces. The torpedo was traveling at a speed of fifty iUiies an hour. The shark came up with the oiissile just as the torpedo exploded its shattered body later was found beside the target, where it had been held by a net. The shark measured over nine feet in length. John D. Rockefeller is quoted as saying the policy of the present ad ministration toward large business combinations of all kinds has only one reBult—disaster to the country «innn daily, depression and financial "*"wg ROAD SCORED OK COMMISSION WISCONSIN LIEUTENANT GOV ERNOR'S RAILROAD FLAYED UNMERCIFULLY. HARRIMAN Will Ml All MAGNATE WILL ANSWER QUES TIONS ABOUT CHICAGO A ALTON DEAL. Madison, Wis., Aug. 18. That the practices of the Marathon County Railroad company, owned by Lieut. Gov. W. D. Connor, are "unlawful, in equitable and socially and economical ly parasitic," is the conclusion of a decision handed down by the railroad commission yesterday on a complaint lodged against the road by Nicholas Streveler. The commission found that in some cases passengers were carried free over this road, and in many cases less than carload lots of lumber did not have to pay freight. It was also dis closed that the company did not pub lish a tariff schedule, as is required by law. At the hearing a month ago Mr. Con nor, through his attorney, set up the defense that his road was not a com mon carrier, and lience not subject to regulations. In handing down its de cision yesterday the rate commission declared the road to be a common carrier. The commission ordered that the rates on lumber, which were declared extortionate, be reduced from $5 and $7 a car, respectively, to $3.50 and $4.50 a car. Harrlman Tells Policy. Reno, Nev., Aug. 1".—"All of the railroads in the country would be mine if I could get control of them," said Edward H. Harrlman to a report er on his arrival at Sparks, Nev., the division terminal, in the course of an interview, during which he discussed his work and his ambitions. "What is your policy concerning the management of the railroads that we are told you own?" "It is to pay dividends," came the decisive answer. "Since 1898 we have spent $300,000, 000 for improvements. We want some returns. Don't you think we are en titled to returns from such an expend iture? Mine, then, is a financial poli cy I watch that end of the game. Other matters are left to the officials concerned with them." Will Answer Questions. "Why did you not answer the ques tions put to you by the interstate com merce commission, and will you an swer them when the proceedings brought by the department of justice force you to appear for the second time?" "I refused to tell what I knew about the Chicago & Alton purchase because the questions put to me dealt with matters of policy," Mr. Harrlman re plied. "Rut now that the proceedings have been started to get these replies, 1 will probably not refuse again. It was a business principle involved that prevented me from answering ques tions. may answer when the matter comes up again." COP BEATS MAN FINED. Policeman Hit Victim While Latter Was Down, Witnesses Say. Elk Point, S. D„ Aug. 18.—John H. Geeden, night policeman of Beresford, was arrested and brought to this city on a charge of assault on Arthur Hoveland. He was tried before Jus tice Flannery, rml four witnesses swore that Geeden beat Hoveland while the latter was down. The jus tice decided the policeman was guilty and fined him $40. CUTS THROAT IN JAIL. Man Arrested as Drunk Is Found to Be Insane. Abbotsford, Wis., Aug. 18.—An In. pane man, suppose! to be Richard Jen kins of IshpemMich, .attempted to commit suicMe by cutting his throat with a razor r.t the citv lockup last evening. He is taken in custo dy by the marshal yesterday and was supposed to be suffering from delir ium tremens, but later was found to be insane. WAUKESHA COUNTY HIT. Storm Does Immense Damage in Sec tions of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Ausr. IS. One of the worst storms tli"' ryer visited this section literally I'.vtated farms in the vicinity of Broolifleld Junction and Eagle, Waukesha county, early yester day, in addition to causing considers ble havoc in Milwaukee and the sur rounding country. Elmquist Declared Insane. Center City, Minn., Aug. 18.—John Elmquist, a resident of the town of Chisago, at an examination brforq Judge Stark, was adjudged insane and committed to the hospital for the in sane at Rochester, Minn. Divorced Three Months. Appleton, Wis., Aug. 18.—After ha v. ing been granted a divorce three months ago on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, William and Mary L. Bettac were reunited in marriage yesterday. Gnawed Way Out of Prison. A burglar named Schaarschmidt prison at Gera, deliberately set work to gnaw through a thick oaken beam in front of his cell window. It was a work of seven weeks. The fragments of wood which were torn away with his teeth he replaced with chewed bread until the beam was al most gnawed through. in to A final smashing noise was heard by the wardens, but before they could appeal Schaarschmidt had escaped.— London Chronicle. BOTH RBDSnO ARBITRATE COMPANIES AND STRIKERS SAY THEY HAVE NOTHING TO AR BITRATE. Chicago, Aug. 14.—The operators in the office in this city and on the South and Western circuits of the Associ ated Press leased wires stopped work last "night at 7: SO o'clock. The strike was made against the wishes and ad vice of Grand Secretary Russell of the telegraphers' union, who tried to keep them at work for another twenty-four hours, or until satisfactory arrange ments could be made for a conference between AI. E. Stone, the general manager of the Associated Press, and a committee of the operators. Asked for Conference. Following the delivery of Mr. Stone's reply to the operators. In which lie said he had no authority to grant the demands and that the mat ter would have to lie decided by the board of directors, Secretary Russell stilt a message to the operators of the Associated Press, suggesting that Mr. Stone he asked to sot a definite date on which he could meet the operators, the date to be announced by 7:30 Tuesday night. To a message asking him to name a date of a meeting of the directors. Mr. Stone replied that a meeting of ilie directors would be held on Sept. 18. and he would be glad to lay the matter before them at that time. Operators Walk Out. This arrangement was unsatisfac tory to many of the operators, partic ularly those on the Southern circuit, and they sent a message to Chicago announcing that tliev had quit. This was quickly followed by a walkout of the men in Chicago and New York. One Associated Press wire was kept going in St. Paul part of the night, re ceiving dispatches by way of Denver. Strike Spreads Rapidly. Chicago, Aug. I.'.—The strike of tlie telegraphers spread rapidly yester day, the men walking out in many cities in the East and West. The chief strike of the day was in New York, where the operators of both the West ern Union and Postal companies left their keys. Other strikes during the day were as follows: Western Union—.Montgomery, Ala.: Savannah, Ga. Augusta, Ga. Des Moines, Iowa Chattauooga, Tenn. Cleveland, Buffalo, Baltimore, Toledo, Columbia, S. C. Pittsburg, Washing ton, D. C. Postal—Columbus, O. Des Moines, Iowa Denver. I.os Angeles, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Baltimore, Columbia., S. C. Washing ton, D. C. Minneapolis. Some Brokers Sign Scale. During the day two of the largest commission houses in this city signed the scale presented by the operators al also issued a call for a meeting of representatives of other commission houses to discuss means of warding off the strike. Small Show for Peace. Arbitration advocates, in the shape of Secretary Easley of the National Civic Federation and Labor Commis sioner Nelll, arrived in this city, but their mission was made difficult be fore they arrived by the statements of Superintendents Cook of the Western Union and C'apen of the Postal com pany, to the effect that they would arbitrate nothing. Operators Say Fight Is Won. Secretary Russell said the operators would not agree to arbitrate for the reason that the fight was already won and it. would be foolish for the men to throw away the advantage they have gained. Mr. Russell issued a bulletin to the operators yesterday, In which he declared that the fight was won and urged all members of the union to stand firmly for a few days longer. He reported the strike in all sections of the country as progressing favorably for the men. Vote on General Strike. The local unions of the operators throughout the United States and Can ada were voting on the question of or dering a general strike if their de-. mands were not granted by the com panies within the next twelve hours, but Secretary Russell said late yester day that the vote was practically unanimous for a strike if the demands of the operators were not granted. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, ar rived in the city yesterday to take an active part in the conduct, of the strike. He was iii several conferences during the day with the leaders of the union, but declared at night that the situation had not materially changed since his arrival. Operators Pull "Plugs." Both companies were troubled dur ing the day by the pulling of "plugs" by operators at various points along the line. Officials of both companies declared that arrests would be made for this offense whenever possible. Prisoner* Escape. Hastings. Minn., Aug. 14.—Two pris oners, Martin Servic of South St. Panl, held to the grand jury for larceny, and Arthur Bean, a St. Paul bum, es caped from the county jail here, mak ing their exit by some outside party tampering with the door locks. Husband and Wife Murdered. Noblesville, lnd., Aug. 14.—George W. Hudson and wife were found dead at their home near here. It is pre sumed they were murdered by un known persons, whose object was rob bery. Both had been shot. Gas Explosion Hurts Woman. Yankton, S. D„ Aug. 14.—An acety lene gas explosion at the home of Lyman Thomas blew a stove to pieces and knocked Mrs. Thomas senseless. The house fortunately did not catch fire. Joachim Is Near Death. Berlin, Aug. 14.—Emil Jerome SI the celebrated violinist, who is dying at his home iu this city, passed a very bad night, but rested quietly yester day. His left side is completely para lyzed. He may possibly survive a day or two longer. Steamer Acte Burns. Minneapolis, Aug. 14.—Fire practi cally destroyed the steamer Acte, ou Minnetonka, about 3 o'clock yesterday morning. The boat was valued at about $1,700. HAMdMAN TO Bf fORCtD 10 TQ1 GOVERNMENT FILES PETITION TO COMPEL MAGNATE TO AN SWER QUESTIONS. KAIOGG TO START THINGS NOTIFIES BONAPARTE THAT HE WILL GO AFTER STANDARD SEPT. 3. New York, Aug. 14.—United States District Attorney Stimson yesterday filed In the United States circuit court in this city a petition that E. H. Har rlman and Otto H. Kuhn. the latter ol the tirm of Kuhn. Loeb & Co., be sum money into court to show cause why they should not answer certain ques tions relating to the control of the Chicago & Alton railroad. These ques tions were asked during the interstate commerce commission's Investigation of the Chicago & Alton several months ago. Mr. Stimson acted for Attorney General Bonaparte in filing the petition. The questions to which the govern ment demands answers from Mr. Har rlman and Mr. Kuhn relate to the pur chase of the controlling interest in the. Chicago & Alton and the Illinois Central by the Union Pacific. Bonaparte Is Quizzed. Washington, Aug. i:'. Attorney General Bonaparte returned yesterday from bis vacation at Lenox, Mass., and took up at once many important matters pending in the department of justice. He was unwilling to discuss the reports that he had returned to be gin criminal prosecution In the Harrl man and Standard Oil cases, but speaking generally he said the depart ment stands ready to bring criminal action when there seems a good chance to convict. He expressed no opinion concerning the possibility of conviction in case action is brought in either of the cases mentioned. Elkins Law Strong Enough. Discussing the existing statutes, he said the Elkins law has been proven strong enough to put an end to rebat ing. but that some more active en forcement might be beneficial. While lie had no criticism to offer of the El kins law, he thought that the Hep burn act. passed by the last congress may strengthen it materially. Mr. Bonaparte had a telegram from F. B. Kellogg of St. Paul, who has been acting for the government as special attorney in both the Harrlman and the Standard Oil cases, stating that the taking of testimony in the St. Louis case against the Stand ard Oil company, which is'for the dis solution of the concern, will begin in New York on Sept. 3. KAID M'LEAN SET AT LIBERTY. Was Turned Over by Raisull to Tribesmen, Who Have Set Him Free. Tangier, Aug. 14.—Kaid General Sir Harry MacLean is free, according to apparently authentic reports received here yesterday afternoon. The reports state further that the kaid was turned over by the bandit Raisull to the Elkmes tribesmen, and that the latter gave him his liberty. It is not known when he will reach this city. Kaid MacLean was captured by the bandit July 3. France la Wary. Paris, Aug. 13.—While It Is officially declared that the French, government will not extend the scope of its action in Morocco beyond what was commun cated to the powers, namely, to con fine itself to the restoration of order and the organization of the interna tional police, it may be significant of a possible change In the attitude of France that she has declined to agree to the invitation of Spain to send a new joint note to the powers, reaffirm ing the solidarity of the views and ac tions of the two governments, which matter is now the subject of diplomat- Would Conquer Country. The section of the press which is convinced that France must assume the task of putting an end to the exist ing anarchy in Morocco believes it to be the duty of the government not to try to deceive either itself or the world. They believe that to establish permanent order in Morocco that country must be conquered as Algeria was, and that in order to accomplish this the hands of France must be freed from the restrictions of the Al geciras convention. Therefore, the paper,s argue, the powers should in duce Germany to give her consent to the conquest of Morocco and that then France must prepare for a long campaign. Of course, the natural se quel to the conquest, the absorption of Morocco, is not concealed. 18 MURDER AND 8UICIDE. Ex-Mayor Kills Father-in-law and Him self. Ottumwa. Iowa, Aug. 14. Frank Dungate, former mayor and a promi nent merchant here, last night shot and killed his father-in-law, George Godfrey, and then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Just what, motive prompted Dungate to commit the deed is unknown. He had been sick for the last week and may have committed the act in a fit of tem porary insanity. HUNGRY 8HARK WOR8TED. Tried to Eat Torpedo and Wat Blown All Over the Target. New York, Aug. 14. Mistaking a torpedo for prey, a shark chased it near Sag Harbor, L. I., and was blown to pieces. The torpedo was traveling at a speed of fifty miles an hour. The shark came up with the missile just as the torpedo exploded. Its "hatter ed body later was found beside the target, where it had been held by a net. The shark measured over feet In length. WALL STREET STILL SHAKY RUMORS OF BUSINES8 DEPRES SION AND HARDENING OF MONEY RATE8. New York, Aug. 18.—The course of yesterday's stock market was marked by extreme irregularity, with opera tions on a slightly reduced scale and limited In the, main to the active is sues. The lowest prices of the day were touched in the final hour, where persistent rumors of a threatened failure in banking circles were cur rent. Aside from the encouragement which Wall street saw fit to derive from the forthcoming public sffeches of President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft, the day's developments were for the most part adverse. Early in the session reports coupled the name of a very large Western manufacturing concern with impending insolvency. The securities of this corporation fell abruptly, as they had done on the pre vious day, losses ranging from 4 to 9 points or more in the common and preferred shares. Sentiment was fur ther affected by dispatches from vari ous out-of-town points, most of which told of business depression and in creased hardening of money rates. CAUGHT ROBBING BANK. Dope Fiend Picks Up $110, but Is 8eized as He Is Leaving. Superior, Wis., Aug. 18.—J. E. Scott, alias John Wilson, a dope fiend, made an attempt to rob the First National bank of this city and^was partially sue cessful. About noon he walked into the bank and going to the cashier's desk took a roll of bills, amounting to $110, which lay there. Cashier Benson no ticed the loss at once and caught the man just as he was going out of the door. After a short struggle he was overcome and the money recovered. He was taken to the police station, where it was discovered that he is an opium fiend. DAM WORKMEN 8TRIKE. Jobs Will Be Filled by Laborers Ship ped From Chicago. Fergus Falls, Minn., Aug. 18.—Fer gus Falls has a genuine strike. The workmen employed at the new dam which is being constructed to fur nish power for the city's electric light plant were receiving $2 per day, but decided that they were entitled to $2.50, and when the demand was re fused they walked out. The contract or now is looking for more men, and it is reported/ that a number will be brought here from Chicago. PRESIDENT SMITH IS DEAD. Head of Minneapolis Chamber of Com merce Succumbs. Minneapolis, Aug. 18. Peter B. Smith, president of the Minneapolis chamber of commerce, died suddenly of -heart trouble yesterday afternoon in New York city, according to ad vices received by friends in Minneap olis last evening. Mr. Smith and his wife have been traveling in the East and have spent some time recently at Mount Washington, Me. MANDAN'S OFFICE ROBBED. 8afe Dynamited and 9190 in Cash and a Quantity of Stamps Taken. Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 18.—The post office at. Mandan was robbed at 2 a. m. yesterday. The burglars blew open the safe with nitroglycerin. The cash loss was $190. It will not be known how much in stampe was taken until the office is checked up. Officers are on the track of the robbers, with only a slight clue. CLOSE IS BOUND OVER. Man Charged With Murderous Assault Is Held for Trial. Shawno, Wis., Aug. 18. William Close, arrested for alleged murderous assault upon Bert Martindale, was ar raigned before Justice of the Peace L. C. Bold. On the strength of the evi dence and testimony he was bound over to t.'e circuit court to be tried in the Decc-nber term. 935,000 BLAZE AT IRONWOOD. Livery Stable, Tenement and Satoor Destroyed -y Fire. Ironwood, Mich., Atig. 18.—A livery stable owned by Hacs Everson, the old Alhambra theate-, used in recent years as a tenement, and the Eljou sa loon and restaurant were destroyed by fire, the total loss being $35,000. At one time the blaze threatened the en tire business district. HAIL REPORTS EXAGGERATED. Red Lake County No*. Hurt by the Re cent Storm. Red Lake Falls, Minn., Aug. 18. The report that the hall storms which visited portions of Western Minnesota had extended to Red Lake county and caused great damage Is untrue. No fall fell in this county. Alight fall ot rain was very beneficial. Crops are good here. Leap for Safety Fatal. Lyi.xvllle, Wis.. Aug. 18. Clyde Bright was drov.-.ed in the Mississippi river here yesterday. A gasoline launch in which he and two compan ions were riding caught fire and all three jumped overboard. Bright could not swim and went down. Builds Steel Ore Dock. Two Harbors, Minn., Aug. 18. —i Work has been started by the Barnett & Record company on the construction of a new steel ore dock for the Iron Rang* road 'utre. As the Message Read. "It certainly Is not difficult to mate a mistake with the Morse code, the dot and dash system," said Mr. John Ardron, C. B., who has lately retired from the post office. "1 remember one amusing mistake being made, when a nobleman, having gone Into the country, wired to his valet In London to the following effect: 'Send me tin box.' The message wu delivered to the valet la the following words: •Lend am ten bob!' "—From T. P. Ol TEN YEARS OP PAIN. Unable to Do Even Housework Be cause of Kidney Trouble*. Mrs. Margaret Emmerich, of Clin ton St., Napoleon, O., says: "For* fifteen years I was a great sufferer from kidney trou bles. My back pained me terribly. Every turn or move caused sharp, shooting pains. My eyesight was poor, dark spots appeared before me, and I had dizzy spells. For ten years I could not do housework, and for two years did not get out of the bouse. The kidney secretions were irregular, and doctors were not helping me. Doan's Kidney Pills brought me quick relief, and finally cured me. They saved my life." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-MUbura Co., Buffalo, N. T. The- Wise Course. "Sir," said the tramp, "I have not tasted food for seven days another halt an hour of fasting and I must die!" "Then," said the philanthropist, "you shall live. Take this ticket it will ad mit you, in my stead, to a sumptuous banquet course after course, meats, wines and dessert—a feast three hours long glorious company—Mr. Talkfor hours, Mr. Toofew, Mr. Longyard and other eminent men." "Will there be any after-dinner speeches?" asked the starving one. "Columns of 'em," said the philan thropist. Then the tramp handed back the ticket and crawled wearily away into a silent lumber yard to die. Origin of the 8edan Chair. Perhaps some expert in the Siamese language will tell us what is its word for "sedan chair." When the king of Slant's ministers, protecting against his majesty's favor toward motoring, suggested recently that "the royal se dan chair" was always at his disposal, it is improbable that they used a word reminiscent of the French town. For it is from the scene of Napo leon III.'s collapse that the sedan chair takes its name, and perhaps remoter posterity will suppose that it had some connection with that event. But se dan first produced these conveyances centuries ago, and they were seen in England in 1581. One used by James I.'s Buckingham provoked great popu lar outcry against the employment ot men as beasts of burden. Sir 3. Dun combe is credited with having Intro* duced them to London in 1634. Heavyweight Kitchen Folks. "It will do you more good to smell food that is being cooked than it will to eat it after it is cooked," waB the astounding statement made by a res taurant man. "That is the reason why so many professional cooks are heavyweights. You never saw any one who became a chef and stayed at it any length ot time but became fleshy. Cooks never eat to any great extent, except to taste the food at times while it is being cooked in order to see if it is done. It is the odor of the food in the kitchen that inakes.them fat. The same will apply in the case of the housewife. Continuous work in the kitchen makes fleshy women and healthy women. Cooking is the healthiest occupation in the world." Saving Further Trouble. Ambassador Bryce at a dinner in Urbana, 111., gave a young lady some tips on European travel. "And above all," he said, "don't fall to tip your cabman liberally. Han soms and four-wheelers would be cheap in London if one only paid the legal fare for them, but he who tries to bay the legal fare—well, he doesn't try it more than once. "One day I saw an old lady stop a hansom, look up at the driver and sav timidly: 'Driver, I want to go to Ludgate circus. I see by the book that the le gal fare is two shillings. If I give you three will you promise not to swear at me afterward?"' FOOD FACTS Grape-Nuts O O A Body Balance People hesitate at the statement that the famous food, Grape-Nuts, yields as much nourishment from one pound as can be absorbed by the system from ten pounds of meat, bread, wheat or oats. Ten pounds of meat might con tain more nourishment than one pound of Grape-Nuts, but not in shape that the system will absorb as large a pro portion of, as the body can take up from one pound of Grape-Nuts. This food contains the selected parts of wheat and barley which are pre pared and by natural means predi gested, transformed into a form of sugar, ready for Immediate assimila tion. People in all parts of'the world testify to the value of Grape-Nuts. A Mo. man says: "I have gained ten pounds on Grape-Nuts food. I can truly recommend it to thin people." He had been eating meat, bread, etc., right along, but there was no ten pounds of added flesh until Grape-Nuts food was used. One curious feature regarding true health food is that its use will reduce the weight of a corpulent person with unhealthy flesh, and will add to the weight of a thin person not properly nourished. There is abundance of evidence to prove this. Grape-Nuts balances the body in a condition of true health. Scientific se lection of food elements makes Grape Nuts good and valuable. Its delicious flavor and powerful nourishing prop erties have made friends that in turn have made Grape-Nuts famous. "There's a Reason." Read "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs.