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VOL. 9, NO. 76.
Spent $200 for Booze and
Then Cashed Fraudulent
Check For $15.
State's Attorney Burtness Took Care
of simitar Slip of Paper aft Portland,
Ore. So Personal Knowledge of
Dealings Between Bangs and Juror*
That worthless checks which he
ha? cashed In Minneapolis and Port
land had been settled for by O. B.
Burtness and O. H. Hatfield of the
Flnkerton detective agency, was ad
mitted by J. A. Sullivan, witness for
the state, under cross examination by
O. A. Bangs at the hearing of Tracy
Bangs and J. C. Mahon in the Cooper
bribery cases today.'
A check for $15, passed by Sullivan
on the Hotel Ntcolett in Minneapolis,
was exhibited to the witness by the
defense, and Sullivan admitted that it
was his, and that it had been paid
by Hatfield last Saturday. Another
worthless check had, he admitted,
been settled by Mr. Burtness in Port
land, Ore., some time ago.
Spent 9200 on Carousal.
Sullivan stated that he went to St.
Paul in November, 1913, and em
barked on a course of drinking,
•pending the $200 which he took witli
him, in a. short time.
It also appeared from Sullivan's
testimony that State's Attorney Burt
ness was assisting in the investigations
which were being made in Portland,
Ore., during January.
The morning session of the court
was marked by frequent clashes be
.^tw^en tho attorneys for the state and
the defense, and between G. A. Bangs
and "Sullivan.
counsel were, signalling to Sullivan ib
iked him. Mr. Burtness the railway nien^nd
rtturaed~wlthw Chajrg«S of. "shfi
against -'«thgt. Th*
^r 'pkirte© ot the witness also grew brisk
at times.
Many of the questions regarding
Sullivan's past life asked by Mr.
Bangs were objected to by Mr. Burt
ness, most of the objections being
overruled, however, by Justice Phil
Cross Examination Begins.
The cross examination was begun
by Attorney G. A. Bangs as soon as
the court opened. In answer to his
questions the witness stated that he
had lived in Grand Forks during the
greater part of his life and had
known Mr. Bangs ever since he could
He said that he had had financial
dealings with Mr. Bangs prior to the
Cooper murder trial In 1911, and after
several questions admitted that Mr.
Bangs had given him legal advice at
one time regarding fnancial difficul
ties In which he was involved.
He stated that he was on friendly
terms with Mr. Bangs at the time the
Cooper case began, and that he had
every confidence In him.
No Attempt at Concealment.
Questioned as to the conversation
with Mr. Bangs regarding the "Traill
County bunch" to which he testified
last Saturday, Sullivan said that there
was no attempt at concealment In
this conversation, although he did
not think It "quite right" on the part
of Mr. Bangs to question him on such
Xw York, March
He said that he had several con
versations with Mr. Bangs during the
selection of the jury, but was unable
ot .place'any of them definitely, except
,. one in the-jjldge's chambers In which
Mr. Bangs had asked him regarding
nne' of the prospective jurors.
The next conversation which Sul
livan said he could remember clear
ly was that at the court house on the
Saturday on which the last members
of the jury were chosen.
Up to Stevens and Brujere.
On occasion he said that he
told Mr.. Bangs that Stevens and
Bruyere did not wish a juror by the
name of Anderson to be allowed on
the Jury. He told Mr. Bang*, he said,
that Anderson talked too much. Mr.
Bangs' reply to this, according tp
Sullivan, was to the effect that Stev
ens, and Bruyere should be: able to
handle Anderson.
The conversation was interrupted,
according to Sullivan, and he later
Vint a note to Mr. Bangs by Arthur
Xetcher,- repeating the mggestion .that
Anderson should kept oft the jury.
No Promise of Money.
JXo promises of money for either
Sullivan or the juty were n?ade by
Mr:.Bangs up to this, time or at- any
time during the' trial, according to
.Sullivan, although he gave him $80
to'be'used for buying liquor, etc. This
waa not by previous arrangement, ac
cording to Sullivan, however.
Says Bangs Made Appointment.
i^ha first promise, of a settlement
was made, according to Sullivan, In
Mr. Bangs' office after .the trial was
over at the time Sullivan alleges that
he was given |40.
iThls Interview, the witness said,
took' place some time after ChHst
mas, ltll, Mr. Bangs called hlm by
telephone, he. claims, the call coming
oyer the Tri-State phone to Mrs.
RUshveldt, 4Ql Cottonwood street, his
^flM.^'RusJiveldtv he says, came, to
h'ia house 'and tqld •him that he was
wanted oh- the telephone. Sullivan
an*wered(the ,call anil Mr. Bangs told
Jtiifr to coine: down to t^e, office.
(fulllyail says that he mint, and that
«OBittli occasion Mr. Bgngs gave him
vr 'ot aetutoanti. for his
hum tn the cMMl. Thlp money. Sul
.'lraw-.aMra. was brought to Mr. Bangs
W JWsa Hslan HamUton of the flrm
Cooler Hamilton, and
iW- Mtr ...
Eight Thousand Employes
Ask Increase That Aggre
gate Ten Millions.
Rome, March 30.—Another general
railway strike is threatened at an
early date in Italy. Eighty thousand
railway employes are agitating for an
amelioration of their conditions ot
[employment, which would represent
[an increase of $10,000,000 in the
State budget.
The employes held several meetings
today, the most Important being at
Ancona, a great railway center at
which it was decided that If the gov
ernment refused to give a satisfactory
answer .to the demands of the men a
general rail strike would be proclaim
ed on April 15. Serious reprisals
were also threatened, particularly If
the government attempted the mili
tarization of the railway men, which
would mean calling them out under
arms apd enforcing mHillary jii-vl
pllne. ,,
i^yAt^ithe AncojisC iwefltingf, Knriro
MaTatesta, the atiareharlft-
r• -.- "i
4'VP *••»*.»*"' W m, twe !$*
-f s5fe- •-. r-
Lionel Kringle of counsel for the
four gunmen who were found
guilty of the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, the gambler, left New
York for Albany with a petition
asking Governor Glynn to stay
the execution, of the death sen
tence set for April It, until after'
the second trial of Charles Beck
er. former police lieutenant,
whose conviction was set aside by
the court of appeals. Hie'peti
tion is signed by ten of the twelve
Jurors who convicted the gun
ikilSi/fP®)' F.°"
$2,000 HOM
McWilliams, of Towner
County, Again Worsted in
Breach of Promise Suit.
(Herald Special Service.)
Cando, N. D., March 30.—A verdict
for $12,000 damages for breach of
promise waa reported in the district
court here Saturday against Geo. E.
McWilliams, in the suit of-Anna Bo
This verdict exceeds by $2,000 the
original verdict returned by a Town
er county Jury, and which was re
versed by the supreme court. The
admlssability'of certain evidence, cov
ering conversations between the plain
tiff and her physician, was' the point
on which the first verdict of $10,000
was thrown out.
In the trial Just ended, I* H. Ben
nett and F. T. Cuthbert, represented
the plaintiff. Cuthbert making the ar
guments, while R. B. Feetham of
Grand Forks represented the defend
The fourth
S t»u«g»nnof, Mfj.y
Pagai*.) -v,? ifl..
Wilson Defends Attitude in
Statement Given Out on
Panama Tolls,
Just Anorher Insult, He Maintains, to
Which He Has been Subjected—-Ex
emption Declared Merely I'Vm ot
Subsidy-—Contest on Agaiu.
Washington, March 30.—President
Wilson declared that on account ot
Uie contradictory statements in the
Baltimore platform, the democrats
should have no hesitation in voting
for the repeal ot the Panama tolls
exemption. Wilson emphatically char
acterised the exemption as subsidy,
and points out that one plank in the
Baltimore platform expressed opposi
tion to any subsidy direct or indirect,
while another plank declared for
tolls exemption. President Wilson as
serted there should be no doubt among
democrats as to which should take
Not Democrat Policy,
The president reiterated that the
exemption never was the policy of the
democratic house, because it passed
through a coalition of republicans and
minority of democrats. The majority
of democrats voting against, it on the
ground that it was ship subsidy.
Opposed' Anyway.
Wilson explained that even if the
leader, gau witb -i^rtit. BriMln, thwu.'jr Sir
1 s,r
'''dward, was -raised In congres-
reatlers gav.e a similar sional debate. In answering the ques
tion da to the truth or falsity of this
charge. President Wilson said:
Another Insult.
"Of cours£ that answers itself. It is
just the crowning insult of a num
ber of insults wliich have been intro
duced in this debate. The whole thing
reminds me of a story I used to be
fond of telling of a very effective de
bater. I need not say where this hap
pened—who sent a challenge down
into a country very hostile to him.
"The people down there did not like
the job' very much but put up the
man they liked best, and who is gen- I
era.lly put up on such occasions,
great, big husky fellow whom they
called Tom.
"The challenger was given the first
hour of the two hours allotted for de
bate, and he had not got more than
half way through his speech when it
became evident he was convincing tho
audience, when one of Tom's parti
sans in the back of the room cried
out: 'Tom, Tom, Call him a liar, and
make it a fight.'
"That is the stage this has reach
Washington. March 30.—George W
Hill, for many years a prominent of
ficiail of the agricultural department,
died at Franklin, Va., today. Mr.
Hill organized the editorial branch
of tho department of agriculture and
developed the plan of widespread cir
culation of agricultural literature to
farmers, agricultural journals and the
press generally. He was born In Eng
land, educated In Paris and Montreal
and at one time was on the editorial
staff of the Montreal Herald.
^Tyrone hadv st fleld dsivfandfthi*
photograph-.shows a aquad ^rlng at
thraioiK the Woods in /routf, -r
Ulster Volunteers Firing in Squad in Their Practice for War
Fbr weeks this1 sort of -Vofk'' has
besn going,on openiyin Clste«'ibwii«
'J'j, t.
^y* Sll '?:lff
of Nairn
Aj MOMoml iii a recent
issue, The Erc'nlng Time* today
changeaplii. nstyev and will
hereafty^fcp pubil*led under
the Ptorks Daily
Herald"1 (evening edition). As
prerioul^ ahitonnocd this ptep
is taken t* facilitate the pub
lication sisd approve the serr
iec toowraaders. -separate
will continue
In cbargj^of the morning and
evening (jdftkNi* and new fea
tures w^hiaStded to tlie news
service U^' kOI put the. papers
atlli furtfcMr'to the front.
lt»e ttanMandsof readers of
The KveulWt Times will miss
the familiar evening visitor,
but we that under its
nerw tiUii iV wQI continue to
hold Ita'.pli^.lh'the hearts of
lto.reide»fei :|'.
Thirty-fiv# Thousand A1-,
ready iay^iiwn Tools» and
135,00QvMore to Join.
Leeds, Bnglandi March 30.—Thirty
flve thousand ffni miners in York
shire nlta laid .down .their tools de
manding the introduction of the
minimum wage acale.
Notices were handed in by 135,000
additional men, Who will quit work
on Thursday. t-
The miners' federation of Great
Britain has given its support to the
strike and a long struggle is ex
international situation, to which he P|J#'denjfc of the house of
referred in the message, had not arls-
en, he would ha\p. been opposed to
tolls exemption, as against democratic
doctrine. He indicated, however, that
if it wore not for the international
situation, he would not feel that it
was proper for him to question the
nets nf the previous administration.
Wilson talked freely about the tolls
controversy In congress, sayipg that
t.ho Kior.v. that he entered into a b«(i
Ttokio. Mar^ll 80,—Prince lyesato
mation of a iie\v Japanese cabinet,
although requested to do so by the
emperor. v.
.Tlie elder statesman then submitted
»i the emperor the name of Viscount
Keigo Kiyoura, who previously held
several cabinet jwrtfolios, The em
U'ror summoned iKiyoura to audience
tomorrow. Ifris generally thouvht
Kiyoura will the premiership.
Underwood. If. D., March 30.—
Two very sad deaths occurred in
one family whtn the Ut«le girls,
aged three and six, of Mr. and
Mrs. Axel liufidgren of Under
wood. died of ptomaine poisonlKg.
The cause of tlie poisoning Is
said to have been canned peas.
Gilbert, Minn., March 80.—The
kidnaping or tti.e 4-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor
•lolinson of tills village at 5 a. m.
Saturday morning caused the
whole population of the village
to be cailcd out by the ringing of
a riot call on the fire hell, and
started in pursuit, of the kidnap
per of more than MIO armed men.
After an evcltliig chase, a man
giving Ids. name as Frank Den
daeu was cantuml and narrowly
escaped lynching at tlie.hands of
the mob. The child was recov
ered uninjured before the capture
of Dendeau where, he had drop
Tied licr in order to facilitate his
nt ef Oreat
it.. New.vl
and illw, gQvernmi
paid little i^tentlL.,
statement is mMe that no fswer tt
9Mi00p have joined the volu
fore*. re«d.» to fljchr the -II
„Kv*n sh!p*^4he Uoubtovi
ft T-t W?v:-^-.'V,rTV-v^l
I ^Kh-'i* ,4^
London. Mardi 80.—Sir Ed
ward Grey, British foreign secre
tary. in the lionsc of commons,
denied tlie published allegations
that the action of President Wil
son in regard to the question of
Panama tolls was tlie result of an
understanding between tlie gov
ernment of tlie United States and
Great Britain.
"It has been asserted," said
Grey." that under the terms of
the understanding. Great Britain
had undertaken to assist l'resl—
dent Wilson's policy in regard to
Mexico. There is no foundation
whatever, for these reports, and
am glad to say so."
The premier then dramatically
walked from the chamber amid fran
t|e cheers ,of the.llbei alSj natlonnUsts
and labor members.
-'li»r- --MSJ-i i.'V- Jv Mi*.
Resignation of War Secre­|
tary Accepted Today—
Minister George is 111.
London, March 30.—Colonel John
Seely, secretary of war, resigned his
portfolio In the British cabinet and
his resignation was accepted by the
Premier Asqulth, himself, decided
to take the secretaryship of war in the
place of Seely.
Sir John French, chief of the im
perial general Btaff of the British army
and .Sir John Ewart, adjutant general
of forces, have definitely resigned
from the service.
Asqulth Quits the House.
Tho premier's announcement that
he had taken up the portfolio of sec
retary for war caused surprise. He
declared he would retire from the
house of commons in accordance wil li
the law, "until it pleases my consti
tuents to sanction my return."
Uo\d George I1L
Xtondon, March 30.—David t«loyd
George, chancellor of exchequer, was
taken III at .Walton on the Thames.
Surrey, where he parsed the week
end playing golf. The chancellor is
said to be unable to participate in the
critical discussion ill the house of
commons on the situation brought
about by the resignations of' army
officers in Ulster.
The debating power of George was
regarded as a great asset by the gov
Narrow Escape From Lynching
For Gilbert, Minn., Kidnapper,
Captured By Enraged Pursuers
Both parents were sleeping on
the ground floor, when the moth
er waft awakened by the cry of
the child. Tliinking tlie child
had become uncovered, she inves
tigated and found the child gone.
Further investigation disclosed
an men window and a ladder.
Mr. Johnson immediately gave
the alarm and the chase started.
Dendeau waa taken to the coun
ty Jail at Virginia, under a heavy
guard as it was unsafe to keep
him in tlie local Jail on account
of the hostile attitude of the
citizens. The motive of the ab
duction has not been established
as yet.
become acuta. the members of the
government have m»tu|M that
,th«y had no thought af iasuiwr war
Itranta- for the. arrest ef glr lfewart
non: '»nd ^ther leade«!(' Who organ
^led-.thia forc*w
.i j.
VVvvfiA'+T^-v.1—'.*•«•• -it** '.- **»t
Wounded Soldier Declares He Saw Leader of the Consti
tutionalist Forces Shot—News is Withheld From
the Ranks, However.
Commander's Prophecy Saturday Night that Capture was
Near Evidently Premature—Conditions in the Strick
en City Are Fearful.
Chihuahua City, March 30.—One thousand soldiers,
I sonic of ihcni women, lie dead in and about blood-soaked
IToi reon. This is the estimate placed on the results of six
{days fighting between General Villa and the federal forc
|cs before that war-racked city. I low far it is from the ex
act number of dead probably never will be known, but
from reports brought in at different times, and the-knowl
edge of the terrific battling, military authorities here be
lieve a thousand is the least when the firing ceases.
For six days the fight- has been the bitterest and the
loss of life'the heaviest in the recent history of Mexico.'
Constitutionalist .sympathizers and rebel officers are again
anxious as to the fate of Villa.
Great Falling On in Receipts :nt chiuhahua over 500 wounded -.rfS
Shown-—Xowan Insists
on no Action.
Washington. March SO.—A decrease
in the net operating income of $51,
026,935, or 22.5 per cent on the east
ern railroads, is described in a state
ment submit tod to (he interstate
commerce commission at the resump
tion of the hearings in the advance
rate -3'-e covering the period of seven
months ended .lan. "1. 1314, as com
pared with the corresponding period
last year.
The statement was presented on
lieliaIf of the railway?: by George
Stuart Patterson, genera I counsel for
the Pennsylvania, 'railroad, who ad
vised the commission that the figures
had been tabulated from reports
made to the commerce commission by
various roads.
Ada nee Unjustified.
Clifford Thome, chairman of the
Iowa state railroad commission, rep
resenting eight western states In op
position to the proposed advance in
rates, presented a synopsis of his re
cent testimony before the commission
He maintained that the contest was
one between carriers and shippers, and
that any increase in the rates would
be unjustified.
Star Witness Strengthens
Identification—Once in
Bismarck Prison.
(Herald Special Service.)
Morden, March 80.—John Kraf
clienko looked pale as he was brought
into the dook a little- before' noon to
William Dj-ck, the crown's star wit
ness,'. ftgain took the stand.' and J. I).
SufReld resuhied his cross-examina
Dyck said he didn't think, when he
returned from the ride with the rob
ber,' that he would be arrested. He
admitted that he said -nothing about
the Mirer in the car when he got into
Plum Coulee after the flight. He em
phatically denied that he had planted
any money. He also denied any
kndwledge that the bank waa about
to be robbed. Asked if the prisoner
now. looked like he did when Dyck
bad last seen him as a- free man
"he's the same old John." said the
Dyck, however, said Krafehenko
waa probably a little paler and thin
Dyck said he was born in Manitoba,
near the border. He lived as a youth
•putftfofrPlum Coulee.
Dyck admitted he- had spent nine
months' |n the Bismarok. N. D.. Jail
doing time for cattle stealing..His
cross sramination then closed.
gay that
a j«t »f tk* «rsr
tfte eKMiMlar
tsrfss. Heavy ralasi have -Mtai h]
the mouatalas in the last three
I Jiiarws, March 30.—An official
inwfigo from tho front .states fighting
is .still going on for the possession
of Torreon. The telegram says. th
I rowels now hold all positions eVmvtUwaj)
Ihe main barracks and two.'sp.»W|g|!|Sf
j.j barracks. lit.the.last few hours
rvt i| Villa took Oerreo d«' bocruer.iS.i^frV':
.the T'Treon foundry, it, is' rejrori&l.
nMtie^'-nt&tcnrtn adnWs"',4.
'he last six days fe^lWKli iil'a'i.
"jntfq-^rt-oiindpfi ami jiiacej? the 'fetif*
... 'Jloss at I'.oooi As tlirrc are alr/ tCd,r
report of rebel losses is thought min
imized. Among the rebel wounded is
Gen. Thomas I'rbirta.
.1 uarez, March :i0.—It is believed
here the assault of General Villa on
Torreon Saturday night was repulsed,
or at best, some incident unknown
here prevented the attack. The last 5
word from the rebel general came at
I I i.rclock Saturday night when a
telegram from him was quoted a* "j
saying the taking of the city was not "c
a niiitter of hours, but minutes.
This was premature, for even Gen
eral Carranza said upon his arrival
Saturday he had received no word
'from the front, and' evidently Villa
has not yet taken the federal strong
hold. i-i
Carranza Welcomed.
General Venustanio Carransa, first
chief of the revolution, was welcomed
to Juarez Saturday. In the last few
weeks the general has ridden horse
back for 600 miles, and In the laft
two months he traveled 2,000 miles
in the same way.
He looked the picture of health and
vigor, a living contradiction to the "I
stories that he Is feeble and has con
stant recourse to stimulants in order
to bear utp. Visitors were eager to
catch a glimpse of the one man in
Mexico whom General Villa owns as
Owte Reporters.
When newspaper men were Intro
duced to Carranza, he smiled anil
said: "Well, I suppose you want me
to say something." The insinuation
admitted, the general orated: "The
time is coming when the whole world
will plainly see the great cause of
which 1 have the honor to be the
head is the cause of justice.
"The path of better thingls Is open
ing up and the day of retribution for
treachery and infamy draws to a
Decree Stands. fi
He added he has no occasion to *u,
modify his decree several months ago
wherein he stated no act or contract
of the Huerta government would be
recognized, should the revolution sue
coed in capturing Mexico City.
"Huerta is not president of Mexico
and none of his acts will 'be legal, and
therefore none of them can be bind
ing." he said
Gathers Evidence. Against
Fifteen Men Now Charged
With Killing Sheriff.
Winchester, Ky., March SO.—An
other chapter In the history of
Breathitt county -feuds began' When
a special term of circuit eourt' eon
vened for the trial of fifteen nieA
charged with the
'•••e.e,-» e:e*e'e
Ky., la inua-
|siass1|isiLi»i ot
•former Sheriff of
Breathitt.. county. -AjSfe'
Callahan waa murdered lii XfiX and
the oases of those accused has'**sa
court proeedure ever sl**k^lt^rsei«
that moet of ^he evidenoe '1
Mra. Ulliaa1
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