Hendricks' Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1903-1905, August 15, 1903, Image 1

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CU L L E D FROM DISPATCHE8 OF T H E ASSOCIATED PRESS. A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week— National, | Historical, Polttlcal and Personal' cnta Tersely Told. ►uver won the lacrosse match nst Victoria by 12 goals to 1. i American squadron has sailed &tlle Franche, southern France. The 'Colima (Mexico) volcano re- « alns lh a violent state of activity, o casualties are reported. King Peter of Servla is being open­ ly terrorised by his entourage^ accord­ ing to the Belgrade advices. Andrew Carnegie has offered the city of Dublin the sum of $140,000 toward the erection of a free public library. Saturday’s statement Of the treasury balance sheet shows: Available ca?h balance, $231,247,986; gold, $102,250, 983. Postmaster Vise of Fairdealing, Mo., la In Jail on the charge of being short In hlB accounts to the extent of over $ 1 , 000 , PqUceman Charles Vodeman BnJwrlyn has been shot and probably fatally wounded by Vincent-Thomas, a safe expert, ln^a-qdarfel at Coney Island. The textile strike which was lnaug- -''fjrated In Philadelphia has been prac­ tically declared off, when 20,000 of the 60,000 strikers decided to return of Shawnee, Kan., reported to the depot authorities lu SL Paul that she had lost a bustle, containing $350. .while enroute to SL. Paul on a Rock Island train. Rear Admiral George W. Melville, who was retired f o r a g e last January, has relinquished his duties as,chief of the bureau,Of steaffi engineering and was succeeded by Rear Admiral Charles W.- Rae. Charles A.’Gould, son Of the million­ aire car coupling manufacturer, and his wife, were violently thrown from their automobile In front of thetocoun- try home at Bayside, L. I. They* were finally-restored to consciousness, and their condition Is said to be improved. The volcAno KUauea near Honolulu la, virtually '.lifeless for the first time In' many years. There was an enor­ mous lava slide from thd rim of the pit and since then neither Btream nor smoke has come up from the crater. Kllauea Is the largest active volcano In the world. The general lockout of the New York Jewelry workers decided on by tbe manufacturers has gone Info ef- • fecL Fourteen hundred men are af­ fected. The cause Of .the lockout Is tbe demhnd of the union that one of the firms discharge- an employe be­ cause he .was n o t a member of the union. Frank, Ree^e, 17. years old, who has been o n < 6 f the Attrwttons£a£:a fire­ works display at Chicago recently, fell 80.feet in the sight o f 11,000 people, as a result of an- accident to the slack which he was performing. The force i t,W ffm i:wa* brokOT by a email killed by the derailment of the Mis- “ rfe Kansas and Texas fast passen- traln, known as the Katy flyer No. \ 6, near Schell City. The London Dally News, prints a dispatch from Warsaw, which says that * n American association, b comprise 37,000 farmers, has addressed Itself to the Russia.! ministers of agriculture, requesting :o In raising the current prices of agricultural produce, particu­ larly wheat „ Application has been made to magistrate In the Marlborough street police court In London for a warrant for the arrest of Promoter E. T. Hooley on a charge of fraudulently and by false pretenses obtaining signatures checks and bills of exchange amounting to over $650,000. An unknown man was run over and killed by the cars at Harrison, a small station east of Ritzvllle, Wash., re­ cently. Kent T. Stowe shot bis wife, Pauline, dead In their bedroom at their home Buffalo. N. Y., recently. Stowe then turned th e revolver against him­ self and sent a bullet through bis head. He was removed to a hospital, where he died. The police can find no mo­ tive for the crime. Governor Morrison of Idaho has ac­ cepted the resignation of R. H. Davis aa .commissioner of Immigration, labqr and statistics and has named T. C. Bglepton of Caldwell to succeed him. As a resuflhof a neighborhood feud, William Cooper and his son, James, are dead, and Sam Barrett severely wounded. The parties were farmers living near Oleta, Woodward county, Oklahoma, and bad blood has existed for over a year. The parties met at a public well and in the altercation young Cooper shot Barrett in the with a load of fine shot Barrett then seized a shot gun and killed both the Coopers. The murderer Is In' Jail at woodward. The Casino was completely destroy­ ed by fire recently, says a dispatch from Trouville, France. The Dean* vllle riices had Just ended. blood streaked his back and legs and great welts appeared from shoulders to heels and his naked carcass rolled In tar weed, a harvest hand named Ray was violently “whltecapped\ out of a threshing crew near Hadley station remaining members of the crew, alleged attempt to have Intimatq>j-e- latlons with the cook of the threshing outfit, an elderly woman, was cause of the summary punishment William Henry, who was sent to Illinois penitentiary In 1901 to serve a 14 year sentence for forgery, and who escaped shortly after, was arrested Guthrie, Okla, recently. He married a short time ago, and quarreled with his wife, who Informed the sheriff of Christian county, Illinois, of th e where­ abouts of the fugitive. Callender, Idaho had a narrow icape from destruction by fire Foqr buildings were- burned and the .balance of tbe town was saved only by the liberal uae of dynamite. The Island of Martinique was swept by a hurricane of great violence re­ cently. Its duration was 10 honrs, and It was particularly severe during i hours at Fort de France, where caused much damage. HOLDUP A R T I8 T 8 K ILL HARVEST HAND8. Masked Robbers Use Guns, Their Vic­ tims Ute Rocks for Defense— In General Scrimmage— Laborere Fin­ ally Open -Side Door and Jump Out — Officers Capture Two Robber* Butte, Mont, Aug. 14.—A special from Glendive says: An attempted holdup occurred en an extra freight train bound east out of here, as a re­ sult of which two men are dead and seriously, if not fatally wounded. Thaedead: Thomas McGowan of Philadelphia, shot through the right leg. An unknown mfin.who was found’ in Car at Wibaux. Wounded—William R. Mensblng of Pe'rham, Minn., shot through neck, windpipe partly severed; recovery doubtful. The facta as near as can be leamod are as follows: McGowan and Menahlng are mem­ bers of a party of six laborers who were bound for tbe wheat fields'of the Dakotas. They entered a box car of the freight train at Glendive early this morning. While eating, they noticed they were being watched by .three suspicious characters, and sus­ pecting trouble, and seeing parties fol­ lowing them toward tbe cars, they took a supply of rocks Into the car with .them and fastened the side doors on the Inside.^ Other parties J r led to get them to ‘open the doorsT which they refused to do. , The train pulled out about four miles out three men enter­ ed tho end door of the car, having handkerchiefs o ter their faces. Two of them carried guns, one a club the Island of Jamaica i were greater than at first believed.. Port Antonio, on the north coast, was completely overwhelmed. Only six bouses were le ft standing there. The United Fruit wharves, office^ hotel and plantations were utterly demoralized. News of the sensational suicide of an 11 year old boy was brought to Havre, Mont., from Wild Horse lake by Mr. Kettlowell, a wool grower of that sec­ tion. The boy was a son of a pros­ perous cattleman named Hester, from Texas, who located near Wild Horse lake recently. The lad shot himself by using a 36-30 rifle, placing the muzzle at his head and releasing the trigger with his foot. The ball pass­ ed through his face and out of the top of his head. There Is no motive known for the suicide. to wed were issued at Col­ fax, Wash., recently to G. G. Elton of Kalis pell, Mont., and Ada L. Buck of Farmington, Wash., and O. M. El­ ton of Kalispell, MonL, and Ida L. Back of Farmington, Wash. The pectlve bridegrooms are brothers and the brides to be are twin sisters. The body of George Squires, a Paris, Aug. 12.—An awful catastro­ phe has occurred on the Metropolitan electric railway which runs mostly un­ der ground, In which many persons are believed to have lost their lives. One of the trains broke down at Menilmontant, which is a poor and populous section of the city. This train was promptly emptied and the train which followed was ordered to puafi It to the repair sheds. On the way these two trains caught fire, but the employes succeeded In escaping. Meanwhile, a crowded train reached Les Charonnes, the pw __ ____ _ _______ _ _ and the officials seeing perous farmer living five miles north- out ©* 016 tunnel, gave the alarm. no mat onrtort a U*W*d candle In his hand. They R&whlded with horsewhlns rmtll bskan ahboting aa soon as they enter- Rawhided with horsewhips until ed the car. Tho laborers. Instead of giving up, commenced pelting them with rockc, and the fight became gen­ eral. McGowan and Menshlag, after being shot, opened the side door of ~ie car and Jumped out, followed by flagged the North Coast limited and gave the alarm. The officers have captured two of the robbers. lYomai R O O T QOE8 TO LONDON TO S IT ON ALASKA COMMISSION. One half of llcher rlfl« hatchets, — . Vodena, 46 miles north of- is rumored that 10,000 insurgents, dl; vided Into four corps, are operating against the troops In the village of Monaatlr and that 10,000 more are op­ erating a t .Castorla. * Kate Walsh, 25 years old, has tried to end her life by Jumping from the sixth floor of an apartment house In New York City. There Is a cistern at the bottom of the air shaft, and the woman jumped through tbe boards which covered It and Into the water. The police carried her to the hospital, and there I t was found that the In­ juries were not serious, despite the great distance she had dropped. Advices from Baku, south Russia, show that 45,000 men were Involved In the strike which commenced there July 15 for an eight hour day and ‘In­ crease In wages. For a.week theetrifc-; ere were masters of the situation, both in the town and in the Only 600 troops were available. For 10 days Baku was without trains' and for several nights the town was with­ out lights, while no newspapers ap­ peared. August Gonzalves, the Portuguese boy, whose-mother In California has made an extraordinary effort to locate hlnj, was picked up In Council Bluffs, Iowa. The mystery surrounding the disap­ pearance of Eugene B. Cooney, the 13 year old son of E. H. Cooney, city edi­ tor o f the Great-Falls Leader, has been cleared away', by the discovery of the _______ ^ i __ I — In T nlrn On. Explains the Shooting. Chicago, Aug. 12.—The young wo^ man who attempted suicide at the Au­ ditorium annex has made the follow­ ing statement to the police: “My right name is Marie Gordon. I live a t 223 Smythe street, Montgomery, Ala. I came to Chicago on July 9. 1903, and registered at the Auditorium .O n August 7, In company with W. R. Lyttle, we visited a number of houses of ill fame, at the last one of which my friend engaged in a quarrel with a colored man. * ‘I stepped Into the cab which my friends had engaged, and as I did I heard/a pistol shot, W. R. Lyttle then left the house. Jumped on the box of the cab and drove away. After go­ ing some distance we left the cab on the street and I proceeded to the above named hotel. While very despondent, l took the revolver which was In my satchel and shot myBelf twice li» the left breast. I came to Chicago myself. “MARIE GORDON.” At a late hour tonight she was re­ ported very low. young man’s body floating In Lake 8©; wall. 20 miles from Butte. The body had been ln-the water for six days. It is reported -from Sedalla, Mo., that thirty persons ' ' High Water at Topeka. Topeka, „K a n , Aug. . 11.—Heavy rains throughout the eastern and cen­ tral portions of the state have caused all the streams to rise.' Many persons in North Topeka are moving out of their homes, although there seems to be little danger. While damage Is be­ ing done, no repetition of the May flood la feared. It la Expected Gov. Taft Will fered the Cabinet Position—Wash­ ington Life Does .Not Appeal Members of His Family— He Want* -Other Work. Washington, Aug. 13.—Before Sec­ retary Root shall sail for London to sit with the Alaskan commission, he will place his resignation In the hands of President Roosevelt In order that the president may appoint a secretary of If It shall be deemed necessary during Mr. Roo’t absence. It |a» expected, however, tl resignation will not be acted upon un­ til after coagfess shall m eet Tbe ap­ pointment of 86cretary Root's succes­ sor will depend somewhat upon the length of time Secretary Root will be engaged on the Alaskan boundary immlsslon. It has been known for some time that Secretary Root intended W retire, but he did not wish to leave the de­ partment until the general staff bill was In operation and other matters pertaining to his office were well un­ der way. It la understood that the matter of his successor has been dis­ cussed and while nothing official can be obtained, It Is believed It will be tendered to Governor Taft. While ‘Secretary Root Is In London he will remain In communication with the department and matters pertaining to tbe general staff and other Import­ ant affairs will be referred to him. If the sittings of the Alaskan commission extend beyond December 1, it Is likely that the secretary's resignation will be accepted and his successor appointed at that time. Secretary Root’s desire to leave pub­ lic life Is based largely on personal „ . l ____ . Members of his family do not like the life In Washington and the secretary also desires to return to his law practice in New York. AW F U L ACCID E N T ON ELECTRIC RAILW A Y IN PARI8. Trains Broke In T w o and Caught Fire In Tunnel— Panic Ensued— Officials Excited— Eighty-Two Bodies Have Been Recovered From Burned Ruins — Firemen Flooded Burning Mass. west of Fairfield, Wash., was banging at the end of a rope In bis barn recently by twb neighboring boys. Tbe body was in a bad state of decay, Indications being that the man had been dead about two weeks. While circumstances point to sulcldp, people who have examined the- premi­ es fear foul play. As\the day for the contest for the heavyweight championship battle ap­ aches, Interest In the event con- lies to Increase, though, contrary expectations, the betting Is still ligh t Jeffries remains a 2 to 1 fa­ vorite, deffpite the fact that many good Judges have picked Corbett aa a winner. A report from Los Angeles, the home of Jeffries, states that the champion Is a 3 to 1 choice there. The following rural free delivery routes will be established September Oregon—Hillsdale, MultQomah county, with one carrier; Oregon City, Clackamas county, -with one carrier. Washington — Fern dale, Whatcom county, with one carrier. Republic, Perry county, with one carrier; coma. Pierce county, with one rler, Ray A. York Is appointed regu­ lar and Guy York substitute, rural carriers at Walla Walla, Wash. Owing to the prevailing high price of wheat and the probable shortage in the crop, which gives no promise of relief to the situation, flour has been advanced 20 cents per barrel within’the past two days. Boys playing in a raspberry patch near Virginia City, Mont., recently discovered the skeleton of the un­ known-murderer-of James McLaugh- and cleared a mystery of forty years’ standing. McLaughlin was keeper of jt dive and was shot pnd ' ' body carried off by his murderer. later recovered McLaughlin's body, but could find no trace of tnurderer. The skeleton was ld( fled by a curiously ornamented revol­ ver which lay beside the remains. yfaldon Brlnton Heyburn. United Stafes senator from Idaho, and Mrs. Cheratfoe Yeatman, the fprmer wife of Dr. Joseph D. Pyle of Wilmington, Del., were-married recently Yeatman homestead,'a short distance from Kennett Square and near Rose- dale station of the Baltimore Central railroad. There was no minister, no bridesmaids nor any of the other usual adjuncts of a- wedding, but everywhere prevailed the simplicity of the Friends to which sect Mrs. Yeatman's long line o f ancestors be- struggUng to escape. Amid the Increas­ ing smoke many attempted to return along the line toward Belleville and ere suffocated. The officials seem to have lost their heads and. are unable to say how many passengers went out The firemen for hours were unable to enter the or the tunnel, owing to the dense smoke which poured out In clouds. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of anxious people gathered about the station. All the police and Are engines were on the spot and the excitement was Intense. Finally the Bremen succeeded In flooding the burning mass and shortly afterward they were able to enter the tunnel. They brought up the corpses of five men and two women, all belong­ ing to the working class. Eighty two bodies have been recov­ ered from the trains which were burn­ ed on the Metropolitan electric rail­ way. The total number of victims Is estimated a t 90. BREW S TER, W ASH., BURNED. Principal Business Portion Destroyed —Two Business House* Left. Brewster, WasB., Aug 10.—Fire has destroyed the principal business por­ tion of this town. Only two business houses are left standing. Tbe loss Is about $40,000, with a total Insurance of $6300. Brewster Is located on the Columbia river, near the mouth of the Okanogan river, and is a town of about 200 In­ habitants. The fire originated In Dr. McKinley’s drug store. Flames were first discover­ ed coming from the front of the drug store. The most generally accepted theory Is that the extreme heat of the ■on against the glass of the show win­ dow caused some of the chemicals to explode and start the blase. The wind was strong, and despite the heroie work of the men and of Innumerable so called fire tlngulshera, the Are gained rapidly and soon had three fourths of the town wrapped In flames. A big health r Billings. Grasshoppers « maiiy parts of the state, especially to the ranges. Northern .Pacific-crop -re-. port shows that crops generally are- dolng well. The wool growers have boen bolding secret sessions in BlUings. with a view of forming all the woolgrljwera of the northwest Into one organisation to of the s At Kalispell, E. C. Harrington, a car­ riage rider In the sawmill of the North­ western Ldmber company, was killed by slipping and falling across a clrcu- lar saw, having his right arm and shoulder cut off and losing his left foot Death resulted InstaAy. A mistake In signals at the-Farrell shaft no 2 was responsible for the In­ stant death of William J. Clinch, & miner. Clinch was caught between an ascending cage and the wall plates at the top of the station at the 1,000 level and his life crushed out Prof. F. B. Liu field, the acting direc­ tor of the Montana experiment station, has prepared a circular to be sent throughout the state requesting co­ operation in gathering an agricultural exhibit for the state fair a t the SL Louis exposition. Alexander 8. Sheeley was recently arraigned at Virginia City on a com­ plaint charging him with murdei7 In the first degree In killing Albert Craw­ ford. The prisoner pleaded not guilty and the preliminary examination was set for Tuesday, August 18. - 'The prisoner still refuses to talk on the subject of the shooting. Later advices are that C. W . Alklre. the other man shot In the affray. Is In a critical con- lltlon, with very slight chances for Charles Relnlg, formerly of Helena, who went to South America more than four years ago, h«a changed his resi­ dence from Buenoft Ayres to Mendoza, Argentina, In the Andes, 700 miles west of the capital, where he Is prac­ ticing dentistry. Pictures of tlje place sent by him to friends In Helena In­ dicate that he Is In the midst of the winter Beason. It has come to the knowledge of the stated-board of equalization that the county commissioners of Meagher sitting as a board of equalizer inentfl- of° f i r i r Ing lands in that county for no other apparent reason than that of prevent­ ing the county Jrem being advanced In Its classification and keeping down Tonopah, Arlz, has 4,500 people. According to advices from eastern Oregon mining operations In the Ala- district, Ore., are going-ahead ear­ nestly this spring. The Falrvlew company has made Its third payment on the Falrvlew aX Thunder mountain of $15,000. The next is due January 1 and will be much larger. CIRCU8 TR A IN W RECK E D .. Twenty-three People Killed—Thirty In­ jured. Durand, Mich., Aug. 10.— An airbrake refusing to work on the second tion of W allace Brothers’ circus train caused a rear end collision with the first section In the yards of the Grand Trunk railroad a t an early hour In the morning. In which 23 people ^ killed and 30 Injured. Minister Bowen Goes to Europe. New York, Aug. 13.—Herbert ' Bowen, minister to Venezuela, and Mrs. Bowen have sailed for Europe on the steamship Kron Prlnz Wll- Papal Secretary of State. • London, Aug. 13.—The Catholic Her­ ald announces that Vincenzo Van- Injured and none nutelll will be papal secretary of state. Severe Earthquake In Italy. Rome, Aug. 13.—An earthquake hav­ ing the region of Mount Aetna as a center was felt throughout Sicily and southern Italy and to a smaller de­ gree In central Italy. Little damage was done. General Miles Cheered. Cumberland, Md., Aug. 10.—General MUee, en route to San Francisco, given an ovation on his arrival here. The Union Veteran league and m< bera pf the Grand Army were at the station in large numbers and cheered the veteran to the echp, while the South Cumberland band played n tlonal airs. Union Men Indorse W. R. H earat Denver, Aug. 13.—The convention of le Building Trades coun adopted resolutions Indorsing William R. Hearst for the nomination as didate for president of the United States and W. S. Waudby of Roches­ ter, N. Y., for the appointment United States labor commissioner on the retirement of Carroll D. W right The Kearsarge, In crossing the At­ lantic en route to Kiel at a rate of 16.62 b iles qn hour, beat all records for battlesh ip - Favors Lynching. Chautauqua, N. Y , Aug. 18.—Unlqi among all summer gatherings Is the “mob conference” now to progress here. The Increase of mob spirit shown by feuds, lynchtogs, riots, assassina­ tions and other lawless happdhings great Importance to this confer- Among the speakers was John Temple Graves of Atlanta, Ga„ who spoke on the “mob spirit of the south.” He defended,lynching as a remedy for the crime of rape, holding t h * though lynching Is a crime. It Is justified by the crime which provokes It, and will never be discontinued until that crime Is eliminated. The remedy for lynch­ ing must be the elimination of the crime of rape, and this, he maintained, could be done only by the separation of the two races to th e United States. Rev. Dr. Dean Richmond Babbitt, rector of Epiphany, Brooklyn, answer­ ed John Temple Graves of Georgia to an elaborate address at the ( tauqua assembly on lynchtogs mobs from an American standpoint. Dr. Babbitt’s address was the chief one of today on mobs. He contrasted the view of lynching justified by Mr. Graves with what he called tbe more general and better view of the Ameri­ can natloq, and showed the prevalence and Increasing violence of the mob spirit, its’ tendency to leap the color line and lynch forjptoor offenses than rape and murder. Confetti Cost an Eyp. Portland. O re, Ang. 13.—Entire loss of the sight of one eye comes to Mrs. Joseph Weiss because she asked burly brute at the Woodmen's carnival not to throw confetti to her face. 8he was struck to the eye by a man’s fist, upon one finger of which was a heavy ring. Sawdust and other mill waste is now used In papermaking to Texas. MINING NOTE8. Montana Minas. The notable event of the week In mining circles Is the bonding of the noted Jay Gould mines by the Stand­ ard Ore company of Helena. The Jay Gould la to the Canyon Creek range, 20 miles north of Helena, and was worked for years, more than $1,000,000 to. gold and silver being taken out. I t paid hundreds of thousands to djvl: dends. -There are miles of under­ ground workings. The mine has not been worked recently. William J. Kinney has sold his • Snowshoe group of placer claims on Cedar creek, Missouri county. It Is said that $700,000 to placer gold has been taken from the. district to the zsL Idaho State Mine Inspector Bell makes an Interesting statement con­ cerning the Minnie Moore mine at Bellevue, a sliver-lead property that was famous to the early days of that district The company abandoned the mine after It had made a large pro­ duction, the veto being lost Mr. Bell says the new management has ex­ posed a million and a half to the mine, and the work shows the old\ company had undercut the ore body without knowing where It was. The total receipts* a t the United States assay office to Helena for July were $214,152, as compared with $217.- 760 for the same month last year. Montana’s contribution, however, showed a material Increase over that of last year—$180,546, as against *172,- 592 to July, 1902. Montana’s prin c i ­ pal producers to July were by coun­ ties a s follows: Fergus, *63.7*0: Jef­ ferson, $10,818; Lewis and Clarke, $17/ 395; Madison. *28,081; Park. *19,639. This, however, does not show the rela­ tive production of gold to the various counties a s Fergus county, whose prod- JT22 - i all homes here. » mines to this and product Is treated at not come to the an- $547,000 of nickel last y

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