The Bismarck Tribune from Bismarck, North Dakota on April 17, 1899 · Page 1
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Monday, April 17, 1899
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bmnrch BLOCKBDRNED Great Milinery Establishment a Cleveland Destroyed by Fire, NORTH DAKOTA. MONDAY, APRIL 17. 1899 opmoxs op DAVIS. first Reports of Loss of Lite Not Correct, hot Several Were Injured. Building Was Filled With Em- ployes and JIany Had Narrow Escapes. Almshonse in New Brunswick Bnrns and Four of the Inmates Perish. . April n._The immense wholesale millinery establishment of Hart Co., occupying the block from Bank to Academy street, has been destroyed by fire. Ambulances were called, and it was reported that a number of Uves had been lost. Later it was Wid by the firemen that no lives had been lost but several are known to have been mjared. The flames spread rapidly and 20 engines, a water tower and two fire boata threw water into the fi« originated Vltmmr Uulaa Sfcooj* B. the Snow** ControTer»y. CHICAGO,, April 17.-Senator Cashman K. Davis, of Minnesota, chairman of the senate committee on foreign af- fcws, stopped over in this city a few boors while en route from Washington to hi* borne at St. Paul "The recent disasters Samoa is de- £« L b e s^-"and, although it may embarrass present negotiations somewhat, I am confident it wS^Tt" tied amicably. The nations concerned aretoo great in every sense of tie word to oe led into war over any issue that can arise over Samoa. It would be a crime against civilization, and I feel assured all the resources of diplomacy *J» be exhausted before any such course Will be adopted. "Our own fature and the welfare of he world demands nnity of action by , Germany and this countrv. ITIS EVIDENCE Judge Biddle FonnalJy Admits the Bed Book in the Quay Case. This Action Taken Upon Testimony of Expert Goldsmith the That It Was One of the Books of the Bank-The Black Book -.- -- Johnson, hat t£ rel \ al f 8pread Wlth 8TM** "pidJtv throngh tbe structure and to the ad~- joimng brick Mock owned by Hart Co-, wholesale milliners, and several other firms. The loss so far is roughly estimated at $MO.OW. Both buildmgs were crowded with hundreds of girfi Many of them were earned down the fire escapes by the firemen. About a dozen men. cut off from escape in the Hart building, ran to the £*» and began crying for assistance. The crowd ^, low !ooked ^ borror _ stnck-n begging the unfortunates not' to jninp Ladders were run up as fast a? possible and all on the roof were soon tron-ht safely to the ground In two aad a half hours the fire was brought under control. The total lo=a is estimau-u at from I.O.WJO to *7oO,Ou(i partially covered by insurance. Abottt a dozen were injured. States. I hope out of the pres- nt fncGon will come an understanding which will tarit the two countries close? together than ever before. Together with England it would form » Snri ly h,at would be irresistible in spreading ' 6 Kept by Cash- Kt Hopkins Were Also Admitted. aUo found in the cashier's dak is also » record of individual loans, and shows that the cashier made loons to Senator Quay. Stz D»y ROOM Prohibited. AUUSY, N. Y., April H-Gorernor Roosevelt has signed the bill of Assemblyman Collins prohibiting six day bicycle and other races. The provisions of the bill are: -In a bicycle race or other contest of skill, speed or endurance, wnerein one or more persons «h«n oe a contestant or contestants, it «ball be unlawful f t r any contestant to continue in such race or contest for ·· longer time than 13 hours dunne anv 24 hours." J , April 17.--After CMU argument at some length by the oppos- Speaking of the Philippine situation ^ na M r ? aV1S8aid: "* Iook trouble there as near an end. - »nd TIMBEB_CBISIS OS. Coolrorer., Bet^t American Canadian Lumbermen Scriau. WASHINGTON, April 17.-A crisis, it is said, has about been reached in the controversy between the American own- idian timber in the province and the parliament of the - -, .rhich recently passed an act prohibiting the exportation of all logs. The Ontario officials have so construed this act as to apply it to all timber purchased and paid for by Americans prior to the passage of the act. The retro- m a c active effect of this legislation, if main- ,»red tamed, it is said, will be to «,,,,£. pared attorneys in the Quay case, Judge Biddle, formally admitted the now famous "red book" as evidence. Later he also admitted the "blue book" and the "black bock." Judge Biddle, in admit- tosg the "red book" said: "When the question originally arose tamed, it is said, will be to render worthless large holdings'of Canadian stumpage purchased by American* from the crown lands in the department of (Jntar.o. and also to prevent the ex- tenave optrations of Saw MI1U on the American Sid« which have no other source of supply than the Canadian timber referred to. " It i, stated that a conclusion has been -· -- -- -- --»^. ^»*wqif*vta w*i£iuj*.uv HfUfjt in this case in reference to this particular book, I did not think the district attorney bad sufficiently established the proof that it was a bank book. The question now comes in an entirely dif- I ferent capacity. It seems to me that an j expert could tell, better than anyone j else, what books are necessary to carry i out the system in vogne at that bank. I He swore most positively that this book is a book of the bank. Up to a certain date he said the books were kept in a certain way, and the accounts com- WEBK iMBCSHED. Worth Dakota** Cao B ht to a Trap aad **·» Killed and Two Wonnded. MANILA, April i7.--General Lawton is marching north along the roads between tbe hills and tbe lake, with the gunboats Napidan and Lagnna de Bay abreast of his troops. The enemy is retreating northward. On Wednesday the troops crossed the Paghanjan and concentrated at Lam- bun, at the month of the river. After leaving two companies of the Fourteenth regiment to guard the "entrance of the river, th« troops marched to Longas and found it deserted. PLATT JS BAD Croker Says His Firm Is at the Bottom of All New York Crookedness And Demands That the Investigation Commission Hunt , Them Down. wrong and tea me and I will be one of the first i*.,r4e to help to get them oaf Mr. Cruder said he was not afraid at convicting himself or incrizninarina twusslf. but thought there was no law or reason fur Mr. Moss to come down -»re and Conine into his private at- All the Corporations in the State Virtually Ron by That Firm. ll.'. Cr/fci.-r said there were no state senators present at the Tammany clui Sinner on Thursday night, because theii slace was in Albany at their business. "And yon told them so, did yon not" asked Mr. Moss. "Yes." 1 said th« witness. "And they obeyed youT queried the ttrwyer. * " J ""I* they dig.- said Mr. .Croker. ALGEB POSITIVEirr DES1B 8to*te» BcgBrdto* Bta Betleoatlon Abs*. i Is Found in York City Croker Will Help Abolish It. STHCCK BV 15 AVALA.VCHE. roar Mn lojnred. Thr M Probably p», ' tally, on the t,rr*t Xorthcrn. SF^TTL£, Wash.. Apnl 17.-A Post ' Inte/hgeac-r q^cal froni Wellington say.-.: T\ bile a rotary -mnvpiow was ' ° f - ... -------- _,-___ the ledger. He followed this Tip with the statement that entries formerly made in the ledger were now in this book. ··The gentleman who kept this bcok was rarfuer and to use the words of the assitant cashier, 'he was the whole bank.' The question is not whether the i contents of this book are material or I immaterial, bat whether it i, a book of . the ba " a govern- assurance from the Canadian } meat that the provincial , shall not be construed to ,,,, j tation of losrs purchased and paid for'by 1 American* prior to the j disjge c f the I act. Whether thus retaliation would go - , -,-., t ..,,,, ,,as ' t o t h " ert " nt of prohibiting altogether J the Great Northern traek thi-. ' irapor:aii..n of Canadian lumber or Madi*on it was struck bv "an ' Wflt '| herft dllt T would be imposed whici: avalanche and dash-d l.tXH) fee! down a ' ' " canyon. There were evejj m ,. n on the , · in aduition to the rotary crow } I have lHe:; dug out cf the snow but ' proiaWyfaJnv 1 **** la}aTed * thrt * The Cuban Armr Roll, Contain a Great 1 Many .VnmM, HAVOM April 17._Tn? Cuban armv an1 swears as yet e w c be jirohibitory in its effect, has KOItTY-EK.HT THOUSA.VD MEX. of the bask. *£j^jjC^g j ^ jg knows more abont it than I do. Caused a General Bnu. , During the annocnc.-m°nt of the decision the most complete siler.ce pre- j vailed in the courtroom, and as the , court finished, a gr-n«-ral b-azz of whis- , peringwas notiieable, and every--ye · was turned in the direction of Mr. OuaV He sat quietly, and there was not "a movement of a muscle to indicate what Impression the decision had made npnn him. A little latrr, a smile caine ove" his face. Alter the decision. .Mr W--- sent towards Pactos Ancontenca in the afternoon. They ran upon a nest of rebels in some thick bushes, which afforded a splendid cover. Five men of the North Dakota regiment were killed and two wounded, two of the former dying after having'been brought to Longas church, where Father McKinnon administered the sacrament' to them. The main body of the American troops while at dinner in Longas, heard the firing and advanced to the Support of the Sh.rpshoot-r* The Laguna de Bay, at the beginning of tte fight, shelled the hm? making them too hot for the enemy. . The Americans entered San Antonio at sunset without meeting with any resistance. Twenty unarmed prisoners bearing copies of the United States Philippine commission proclamation, which they "- - ' afterwards ,,,,. _,, ,,. I our lines with bundles of the bon to distribute. j The Fourth cavalry is guarding Santa , teenth rejrin j . ~^ ~ ~ -- ~-.vi4V«« W4 fc«( nver, two are at Pasig and two-at Lam, bun, and one of the Fourteenth regiment and four of the North Dakota regiment are at San Antonio. The remainder cf the troops are at Longas. General Lawton is on board the Lairnna de Bar. ^ The country just occupied is thicklv popnlatel and produces much fruit Americans NEW YORK. April 17.-Mr. Meyer, the partner of Richard Croker, was the first witness of importance in the Mazet investigation. Mr. Meyer replied to questions re- 1 estate auction business 'his judicial sales additio was already brought out. He did not, ; he said, take Mr. Crober into partner! --^--· ·····» · ··· · * · · '4.iTiiiiwm lnt«ly Without Foundation. WASHU,-6TO-, April 17. --Secretary Alger has put an effective qtrietns on the persistent reports that he contemplated retirement from the cabinet by positive and unequivocal statement that the reports were absolutely without foundation and that.anless some unforeseen and unlocked for contingency* apses he proposes to remain secretary of war throughout this administration^ 7 Alger had his attention called -------* rumors that he would resign after the investigation into the conduct upon. Her said that all .,, of that character were false- i he has not entertained any such inl .., 10 5- a 1111 tat they were instigated witn tne evident purpose of attempting to force him to leave the cabinet He He proposed to pay no attention whatever to these attacks. SPBEAD. rirw Doing ln,m«M« ,, BICHARD ^.u^,^ companies of the Four i ship to get the benefit of the tatter's are at the month, of the'reputation nnd influence, but "toget t FOLK PERISHED. Fatal fin la tho Northumberland, X. B^ Allu»}i(iu««. CHATIIUI. X R. April 17.-Konr jpeojii_e were banar-d to death in a fire at the Xorthtm)b«r;an(l couiify alm-b,-n^ Ths institution was dMtn.ycd witli -i k«s of .Jlu.OiW. The dead arp. Thomas Blank. Jnhs .Mclntyrc. Henry Hobbs and Owou McLean. mn^t.-r rolN whu-h I j to (,,,,-. rn. r trt-n.Tj! t Sf-nur IK T" 1 "' · :n i.-n · br' t i j W ' l c 'ana · and pn-s a:«s. VC been Brooko throo^h il. nl^r Capote, are pre- clerual s-yli-. the J.aft) owing- un thei f;ues -ii yo commi^jonu i ofiicor-, Tie while statement aaordt-r'.j ..rraiijt-ment uf corps Thlrly^li Drowned. VKTOBU, Apnl 17.-- Thp ftlenoele waioh has arrived from the Orient! bnngs ncw= of a collision between tho stenm~rs Uoknshm Mn-n and Kitami Kara, off Ofnrn cajx; in the province of T^hio Htkk«ido. an th* ;»th ult. The , for tall.v mor P than :W.oOO Hok Q shm sunk a m.nnte after she wax j mone.1 offic rrs and prir a i«. etnic-s. and aU on boara, 36 person,, ! each will bp less than *LX) weri' .Irowned. The other vessel made j for and succeeded in setting into *«. Ceoree Mxi. M, O the shallow, whererfietranded. I CANTON-. O.. April I7.-During A hna _ Thy Vnit-d ht.ttes military anthon- tj.-s make no attempt to re-onnle the 42,tWjU nofi-conij«^ioned t.Srers anil privates indicated by these rolls with the !.!,il9 given in the pr-- parrsl under the direction of the j,n- rincial governors. If Ihe lists vouched r, Wy., Apnl 17.--Floods caused by melting snow in the mountains delayed traffic temporarily and did considerable damage in this city. Five small bridges were washed away and the main snpply pipe of the waterworks was broken. Several Indians on the Crow reservation are reported to i have been drowned, j CiVITED M'KIXLEY. of th* th« G. A. R. En. Dwircxl. - N , April 17.--Commander- in-Chief W. C. Johnson of the O. A. B.. has extended an invitation to President McKinley to attend the national encampment of the organization to bejrin at Philadelphia, on Sept. 4. Commander Johnson was accompanied by Captain E. R. Monfort of Cincinnati, Captain W. H. Armstrong of Indianapolis, and Captain George H. Patrick of Montgomery, Ala. The prendant a«id that if he was in Washington at the tin«, he would attend the encampment. It is possible that ths president will be in the West. His intention now is to malt* oil Weatern trip in July or Anirust, of George D. Saxton were"testified to by I witnesses. Many of the statements were coupled with Mrs. Georges story | of the alleged wrongs to her at Saxton's j ; hands which she told the witnesses in ' connection with her threats. In tlu IntvrMt of Finland. CHICAGO. April 17. -- The Finnish- Amencan association and the Swedish- Atnencan association of Chicago have joined in an appeal to the American people and humanity in general in the interpst of Finland, whose constitutional rights they say have been taken away by the recent ukase of tho czar. Duke of Area* Come*. LJMWV Apn 117.--Special dispatches ^n made an i-ffort. app.ircntly. . chan^t-the court's dtou--;..n br callirj; attention to the fa-r that the jtnLre etavd that prar to '-«. before the existence vf the red iflok. the entrit-s of HI forest i jvmrats or; state znonvj were inane diroct in the ledger, whereas there had been no testimony to that ef- . feet Th» judge stated stated that he so ttnd.-jstnod. , The rh-tnet attorney contended that he had «aid the red book indicated a ·new «y«tem to avoid dis/tjvery of iniquititvus transactions rendered"ab«o. luti'ly necessary after !S91 by the new banking law. Mr. Watson replied that , the red book did not show regular cai- eulanon of interest, but only three spe- ' 1 Hfic instances. .Incise Siddle disjxwd of the matte- ' by saying, in brief, that the books would speak for themselves, Mine Book ud Black Book. Mr. Goldsmith was recalled to testify I r that tho -black book" found in Hop, kins' dfcsk. is a book of the bank. This book, the commonwealth alleges, shows ' transactions involving the purchase and ' Sales of stock in which the defendant ' was interests! The same abjections which were made to this witnesses' tes- in the case of the "red book" -^·nin made by the defense and the objections were overruled. "In your opinion, is this a book of the bankr asked the district attorney "Yes, sir, it U a book of the bank" This was the only question by the Starting in an easterly direction alon" .the road to Pansangban a party of 60 sharpshooters, under Lieutenant Socth- ern of the Washington moment, came upon a tr°n- h across tin.- r ad about a miie oat t.f frjnta Ornz Sonthrm uas wounded cans jnt'ii advanced with - gun« ua.l th_ Fourteenth i: tailon in th-_ center. Lick's the First I laho infantry an! iiaine-r nattalion of ih Dakua on the left. The cirrieJ wvhctit loss to the ..,,, Pan^in-rhH-j was fonud deserted One F-Jipao was killed and five wounded in th? encounter beyond To- an.fas. Hjht njcn of the North Dakota regiment, movnij- in single file through' the wcxxK received a volley from a _ -i tiu Amr-n- !-·· raoanted ir'jctry bat- · «rt;j;ion of ' . rJie ri?ht 1 First Xorth 1 trench was Americans. , satisfaction oat of a certain party that I had a little grudge against. 1 ' ' Mr. Meyer admitted that Mr. Croker had him "appointed" to the dock board but corrocr.-d himself by saying he was appoint! by Mayor Van Wyck. ' He had be Tight stock of the Consoli p dated Ire company, while a member of the deck board, but refused to go into details regarding- that transaction on the ground that it was his private business. Hit-re were several sharp passages between Mr. Moss and Mr. Meyer. Would Forfeit Liberty and Forttraa. Mr. Slp-er was excused and Mr Croker was called to the witness stand jir. Moss recalled the assertion made ilr. Croker that if it should be prover- that he had ever received any dishone-t , April I7.-A special to The Bee from Ogallala, Neb., says: Prairie ^t^° nt f Bet ° rage to tto (Keith) county and are spreading into MePher- flon county on the north and Lincoln on the east. Twelve townships in this county, all that portion north of the pNorth Platte river, have been swept clean of everything that would buri. Every ranch building in the path of the fare has been destroyed and many cattle j have been burned to death. BRIEF BITS OF SEWa The treasury will increase its issue of paper money of small denominations. J BoaT ^o^ of Marshall- eral COQnsel of ** i°TM lway company, is dead. The building up of an independent postal service in Porto Rico is prpgress- * s of The 26th annual meeting of the na- lonai conference of charities and corrections will be held in Cincii 17 to 23. A bill has passed the Arkansas leci lature providing for the erej-Wat £ tie Koek of a new g£ate ca p, to j^ ccst not to exceed fU,Ovt),OoO. at a en snr TM»i u« ua a ever received any dishonest, P««~1 by the prefttt of MadridI Jn -h money from tne city, he would aUow hi* j gTMnd teat it is the property o f a Rr-, right arm to V* cut off. j i»h snject. openy ot a Bnt _ "Are yon willing to makp the propc«'-1 Tin. St. L^»-i tionthatif dishonorable money or dl^- *3.^U)£) * -' \i,,,""/ "^I 1 .." 0 J m * a at your j Ctr;tf-u:al. to b-,- fa.r there in ances- a certainty. mi-nt«. the leave £rcm - H? dragged off a comrade witn four bullets in his bodv to the mam farce and then led thejmain body of troops back to the scene of the WILL BCLLD THIS SEASOX Xorthern P»elflc O9cUl Tell, of NEW YORK, April i7.-The Wall Street Journal, upon the authority of ' high Northern Pacific official." pub- _ "Are yon willing tomak tion that if dishonorable honorable transactions are laid door, yon w.ll part with your and part with your hberty.-" asked 3Ir" Moss. "Yes." «n : a ilr. Croker. "Th it is taore to ta» pomt and more j to the pnrpo--." rt-plirtl Jlr. Jloss, ! to talk re^ardin^ ' no 1 *, when he it- I turned from Europe in \-*ff~, It \vas h- i said hi- persona! aff-tirs. The saW-' reason xras yiven fur ivfusintf to answer ' thf question if ht- had given his Frank jJlT.nyft to ^ into Construction company. W aiie my ton has been in the Roer- bn^- cotniany." Mr. Croker added "it i j ""· -"-i"^ ·"·--ia has n^ver r«-»iveda c.,ntract from thp ' 5^ apiointed Lawrence T city; vi that it does not concern this [ Pennsylvania to sneered Vr · committee at alL" of recent develop- sran.'ed Sir Clauut _- ---withdrawn, and he will w at toe Chinese capital. An Indiana soldier in the Philippine rites teat tie Tennessee soldiers burv i.jiico prisoners alive and -* members of the "~ intunat tl» e B^bUnc , »'* ^«s Datives Tt, - -- ~"- :r as W -^ RLX( 3TOX. April 17. prew- on y te prosecution and Mr. Shields cross exam- . -- s Tn M.wlnd say the Duke of Arcoa, the lat- 1 Spanmh minister to Mexico, and who manned Miss Virginia Lowery of Washington, has been designated as Spanish ambassador at Washington. Will Vot Work fndcr CoatrMrt, BOTALO, X, Y., April 17.--About 1,*W grain nhovelers, membert of local onion No. 51. have adopte^resolutions declaratory of their intentfRi to refuse to work under the contract system. Which tbe shovelers allqre U oppressive. ined the wittwss. Mr. Goldsmith _ wss based upon the fact that tho book explains the nature of a number of loan* made by the bank, not explained hy the regular books. Thwe transactions, he said, dealt with persons who were customers of the bank, a number who were borrowers from tbe bank, on the stocks mentioned in the book, and ·ome were against strangers. It' was disclosed by the witnew what the contents of the book are, The book was formally offered in evidence, and the same formal objections made in th« ease of th« "red book"ere made and overruled. The "blue book" was next testified to. and was admitted against the same objections as to the other two books. This book, which was as follows: It is believed that we will eventually settle the Clearwater affair. U it is not , settled by the time our hue is completed east of Lewiston we will certainly build west of Lewiston. We ei- pect to have the entire extension for the new crop. "Other branches or extensions authorized on whirh work begins immediatelv are the Jamestown branch, IS milw from Carrrngton. X. D., which will be tt * nde 1S miles f^tber; also said that his ouinion ' ^'* ua TM 10 miles ^rtber; also the iJ« opinion i Cooperstown extension northwesterly 27 miles, both into a fine agricultural country that is not now served, and the Seattle-Palmer cut off. They will b* completed this season." ft fi*B«r*l , April 17.-Lieutenant Ralph Meyer was the son of G«n«ral E. R. Meyer, who served with distinction in the Civil war. and who is a prominent attorney of this" city. Young Meyer was 21 years old. The Meysr family is one of fighters. Lieutenant Balph Meyer has a brother who was wounded at Santiago, and for a time his life was despa ! red of. Flmtf· Firm tbe Root ot Era. "Go on and examine Mr. Plan's firm," Mr. Cr-sRr said, hotly, "and find ont what hi? boys are in, if you want to b* honest. You go and examine the people who brought yon here to examine cs That i* the gentleman--Mr. Platt--wbi puts yon here to examine us. Yon jro and examine his firm. They are at the , foundation of all the corruption in th-s :«ty._ I say that there is more corrnp- j hon in that firm tban anywhere else ! Yon go and examine that firm, now to be fair, and bring their books here "' i I Mr. Moss said the matter Mr. Croker i had spoken of was in no way concerned ; with the local government, "You make that matter in any way pertinent to this inquiry and I will examine into it," said the lawyer. Mr. Croker continued to declaim JKainst the Platt influence and the Platt firm, which latter, h« said, was ta pay Mr. Moss his fee. Continuing he said: "Mr. Plait's firm are taking all the corporations by retainer. They could not get the city departments, the people would not KIT* that to them. The people pn t ns in charge of the city departments and we are responsible to tbe people for them Vou find one city department or any om in the citv denartmsnt, who is do.u- to succeed 3] __ Storer as Cnited Mates minister to Brussels. Belgium. .Mr. Townsend is at present United .ite; miawter at Lisbon and his transfer :eav e - 3 vacancv in the Portuguese mission, for which a selection has already been rcad e and will shortly be announced. T»k»n Snddralr in. I BCTFALO. X Y.. April 17.--Major , General William R. hafter has arrived here from Washington. When nearinc Buffalo e*iral Shafter was aeized with a severe chill and upon his arrival h* took to bed. The post surgeon at Fort Porter was sent for and reported that the general was threatened with a recurring attack of Cuban fever «f T ' April - of Taih Po Son, one of the newly acquired places in the British territory on the Hong Kong mainland, rebelled and burned some British mat sheds. Thev are now armed and occupy the hill. iroop, have been sent to quell th« disturbance. x e n WASBUTQTOS, Apnl 17 --The admiu- wtration has noti^d the Cuban planters delegation here that mortgage obh- (rations in Cuba will be extended for ase year. INEWSPAPERif INEWSPAPERif

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