Hendricks' Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1903-1905, September 26, 1903, Image 1

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W E E K L Y EDmOIST. VO L . I . NO. 14. COLUM B IA P A L L S , MONTANA, SEPTEM B E R 26, 1903. IN8URQENT BAND OF MACEDONIA WIN FIGHT AT OKHRIDA. Turk* Completely Routed—Macedon­ ian* Claim to Have Va*t Stores of War Material—Can Look For War—Turks Reported to Have Burned Five Village* Near Kastoria. Sofia, Sept 20.—The revolutionist* are now concentrating all their opera­ tions in eastern Macedonia. The in­ surgents claim to have accumulated vast stores of provisions, ammunition and dynamite and to be prepared to . enter upon a seriouB campaign. Fight­ ing Is already proceeding at Monllk, province of Seres, which place 1* be­ sieged by bands of insurgents. The town of Menlik Is a very Important strategic point in the mountains, com­ manding the road between Demlr-Hls- sar and Razlog. Those besieging it number 1600, while the Turkish garri­ son-is believed to consist of only one battalion. The result of the attack upon the tow nls not yet known but a telegram from Ketcharnlvo says that additional Turks are going there, thence to Menlik. In the Demir-Hlssar district the leaders, Stayncheft, Asgenreotf and Kortchavalfy have 2000 men ready to begin operations. Severe fighting is reported to have taken place at Okhrlda. A band of revolutionists operating near Brijenl surrounded a force of Turkish troops and a fight ensued which lasted through an entire day. In the ev< ing, the insurgents, reinforced bands under Saraffof, attacked the Turks on all sides and routed th< The Turks lost 90 killed. It is re­ ported that the troops will now move only In bodies of from- 3000 to 4000. At Dobra vana, in the district* of Leren, a fight has taken place between the Turks and Insurgents In which the former lost 70 killed and many wound­ ed. The, Insurgents lost only four killed, but many of them were wound- PANAMA CANAL TREATY. Colombian Government Pa**e* It Up— Nothing Doing at Night. Washington, Sept. 23.—When the state department closed at 4 o’clock Tuesday it was agreed that the Pana­ ma canal treaty was dead, alt' eight hours yet remained during the Colombian government might have taken affirmative action on It. Nothing Bitter was received concerning the canal H. ua treaty from Minister Beaupre at Bo­ gota, nor by Mr. Herran, the Colom­ bian charge d’affaires. A report Is cur­ rent here that the Colombian congress in secret session has clothed Presi­ dent Marroquln with gotiate a treaty. If this report should turn out to be true. President Mar­ roquin, who is counted a friend of the treaty, could proceed untrammeled by tne fear of future reckoning with his congress. In any event President Roosevelt must now take the next step. He can elect to proceed under the bpooner act and take up the Nicaraguan route or he can allow the matter to drift for the present in the hope that a way may yet be found to straighten out the present dlffculty in the path of the Panama route. Contrary to his custom during the summer, the acting secretary of state remained in the cuy today in order to be on hand to act promptly on any in­ formation which might come from Mr. Beaupre regarding canal Matters at Bogota. Up to 9:30 o’clock, however, nothing had been received. Dr. Her­ ran, the Colombian charge, also waited anxiously for news from his govern­ ment, but was disappointed. Colom­ bia, It is known, is anxious to keep alive the negotiations. One Interesting feature with the leg­ islative situation in Colombia is the fact that the terms of one third of the members in the senate, numbering nine, will expire on the 20th of next July, when the life of the pres­ ent congress will end. These nine senators, it is said, are aerse to the canal treaty. The hope of the advo- 11 111 IIH ROBBER1 FOUR MEN HELD UP PA88ENGER TRAIN NEAR 8T. JOSEPH, MO. 8afe in Express Car Dynamited and Car Wrecked—Not a Single 8hot event, when death came. Was Fired—Amount of Booty Not Known—Passenger* In Posse In Pursuit. Turkish soldiers are reported to have burned five villages in the vi­ cinity of Kastoria. • Two hundred Turkish officers have left Constantinople on their way to 8alonlca and Adrlanople. EDWARD VII. A8 CABINET MAKER. King of England Takes Hand in Affairs of Nation. London, Sept. 25.—The political crisis has taken on a phase which lends to the present situation a his- * torlcal and constitutional importance of almost unprecedented interest The king has interfered, not unconstitution­ ally or beyond the powers veste^Klnf- the crown, but, in the exercise o prerogatives, to an extent never di ed of in the Victorian era. Premier Balfour’s continued ence at Balmoral has given rise to much surmise and comment, but the Associated Press is able to state, defi­ nitely that it Is the king’s determina­ tion not to assent to the formation of a new cabinet until he is satisfied that its personnel Is such as to insure the successful carrying out of national af­ fairs pending the resumption of par­ liament. For years previous cabinets were appointed or ministerial vacan­ cies filled by the mere presentation to the sovereign of the names of the new ministers. King Edward has done away with this tradition. He has spent the last few days in constant conference with Mr. Balfour as to the advisability, from the point of view of the welfare of-the nation, of the lat­ ter's suggested appointments. Min­ isters now holding office and those nominated for office have been sum­ moned to Balmoral to- join in these conferences, and all have been sub­ jected to a degree of interrogation such as has surprised even those who knew King Edward intimately as the prince of-Wales. Curses His Prosecutors. Fresno, Cal., Sept. 23.—\Judge I hope that God will curse every person that has had a hand In sending me, an Innocent man, to prison. I hope he will curse them and their offsprings. I am innocent; that Is all I have to say. ’ This was the malediction prononnced by A. J. Canady after a life sentence had been imposed on him by Judge Austin-. Canady was convicted of im­ proper relations with his 18 year old daughter, who committed suicide yes­ terday rather than testify against her father. Turkey Yielding. London, Sept 23.—The Balkan situa­ tion now presents a somewhat puzzling aspect Turkey is showing signs of yielding to the Bulgarian demands, and it is evident from the daily meetings of the council of ministers at the Ylldlz Kiosk that some sort of nego­ tiations are in progress with the ob­ ject of averting war. PRINCE ALERT 18 CHAMPION. Ha'Faces at Mile in •*»« __ O u ^ n , duced Two Seconds. New York, Sept 25.—Prince Alert, the pacing hero of a hundred races and the champion of a score of half mile tracks, went against the world' pacing record of 1:69, held by Dan Patch, and beat it most decisively at the Empire City track. It was the autumn dition to a strong card of four races, Prince Alert was billed for what look­ ed like the Impossible feat of beating the record. But Prince Alert had re­ cently won the half mile track cham- plonsmp in 2:03 1-2, which had been won only the week before by Dan P&loh^ln 2:04, and good Judges were sanguine The weather and track were perfect, jand the wind, which was high early in the day, kindly subsided, so that the conditions were favorable. Mart Demarest, the trainer and driver of the Prince, on account of overweight, decided to get John Curry to drive, and Demarest .drove the thoroughbred speedmaker in front with the wind shield sulky. At the third time the starter gave the word and. pacing like a perfect piece of machinery, Prince Alert shot away to the quarter pole in 29 1-2. As he got into the back stretch. he increased his speed and was at the half in : 58. Then the crowd realized that they were witnessing the fastest mile of the century, and cheers and shouts of \come on” came from the grandstand and lawn. Without a break or tremor he flashed by the-three quarter pole in 1:26 1-4. and without any urging came on with a superb burst of speed, crossing the wire in 1:67. Fatal Baseball Hit. SL Paul, Sept. 22.—In a game of baseball here between the Winnipeg team and the Altoona, Iowa, team of colored players, the second baseman, W. W. Kelly, of Winnipeg was hit in the head by a pitched ball and proba­ bly fatally injured. Kelly is a brother of# Manager Kelly of the SL Paul American association team. Celebration on Border. El Paso, SepL 22.—The new $50,000 building at Juarez, on the Mexican bor­ der, was formally opened here iff the presence of 10,000 people, chiefly leans. Six bulls were tortured and put to death and several horses were slain by the bulls. Cervera, the famous Spanish bull fighter, Is at the head of the troupe. 8afe Blown Open. Pasadena, Cal., SepL 22.—The safe In E. J. Baldwin’s store at Santa Anita was blown open last nlgUL The .rob­ bers got about $400 in cash, three gold watches, nine gold chains, a revolver and some stamps. A London paper gives away the se­ cret that Irishwomen's native shawls are wholly made in Scotland. City, 8epL 24.—A special from SL Joseph, Mo., says: Four masked men at 10 o'clock at night held up-the westbound Burling­ ton & Missouri Rlver.traln No. 41 five miles north of this city. The safe In Officials of the road say that the safe contained but little money. Other porta say that It contained from $5000 to $10,000 in money. Everything the safe was' taken and the m escaped in the darkness with horses. A posse was organized and is in pur­ suit of the bandits. Not a single shot was fired. The train was stopped by means of a red llghL The engine and express car were uncoupled from the balance of the train and backed half a mile far­ ther on, where it was dynamited. The train was in charge of Conductor Har­ vey, who hurried to the ejtg £nd, gave the alarm. The offlqGtfi'lbst no' time in'organizing and making a start. necessary for the entire train to be brought back to the city and a new train made up, which left at 1 o’ci According to meager reports ceived from the scene of the holdup at midnight, the instant the train was stopped two of the robbers clim Into the engine and, with drawn volvers, compelled the engineer i fireman to obey orders. One of the men uncoupled the engine and cates of the treaty will be to elect car trom the balanco ot the train. The party then climbed into the cab and the engine and car were rim track. The explosion followed. As soon as the safe was dynamited the men rushed to the wrecked car. It ’Which proved eet a not over 20 y< * ---- - * tub nrst fat rtetLrthsi^thnv did not The train was loaded with i ns for n e w e s t and theffioldup cre­ ated a panic. The train was in charge of Conductor Harvey of SL Joseph. As soon as he saw the robbers, he ran back down the track and secured a which ho Game to St. Joseph and notified the officers. ‘ Po­ licemen and deputy sheriffs to the number of 60 were taken at once to the scene armed with riot guns, but the robbers jrere gone. The hills are being searched. One of the robbers is reported to have been hurt, the ex­ tent of his injuries being unknown. The train was held up near a grad ing camp and Was witnessed by a farmer who went to his house and telephoned to Amazonia, the nearest Citizens there armed them­ selves and started to the scene of the robbery, but the bandits were gone when they arrived. According to the report made by the railroad officials and die express -mes­ senger, no money was in the safe and the robbers got nothing. MONTANA ITEM8. A new wooden bridge hah been built on the Neihart branch of the Montana Central-road whifh Is 600 feet long Id 162 feet high. H. A. Schlagel of KalllpeU is dead. In his 100th year. He had but a few days to live to reach the century mark, and was preparing to celebrate the William 8. Thomas, the wounded an cajflured after being shot while fleeing from the scene of the murder of Police Officer Schaneman at Seattle, has been Identified as William 8. Smith, hllas “Kid” Smith, an ex-con- vlct, who on April 14 last was release {fom the Deer Lodge penitentiary. Federal officials have made the dis­ covery that the silver bullion stolen about two months ago from the Gran­ ite Bimetallic mill* was not taken be sold but for the purpose of being coined , into money. Iso Koveovitch, arrested at the time of the robbery, is now held on the charge of being one of a gang ot counterfeiters. In a barn at Drummond, where Koveovitch was arrested, the officers have found a com­ plete outfit for the making of silver dollars, which had evidently been used The other members of the gang ceeded in escaping. surrounding every section oi country In the vicinity of the Bear Paw mountains after Kid Curry, the leader of the gang which hel^ Great Northern express trains on July 3, 1901, and who escaped from Knox­ ville Jail while awaiting transportation to the Ohio penitentiary to serve out a 20 year sentence for forging signa­ tures to the stolen bank bills obtained In the robbery. Calvin Moyer was killed at the pas­ senger depot In Kalls^l recently, had worked upon the Montana Central road and went by the name of John Ebert, but upon his clothing was a book which had written in it: \This is the property of Calvin Moyer, West Heading, Pa, son of John Moyer.” I b thought that while ho was trying get off the brake beamB he hit the passenger platform and was thrown under the train, which ground his body and Inflicted a bad wound In his head. instantly fatal. He was DYNAMITE UNDER A TRAIN. Windows In Cars Broken, 8haken. Helena MonL, SepL 23.—When the stub train, which runs from here Logan to connect with the eastbound express, reached a point half a mile from Helena early In the morning, the wheels of the engine exploded a dyna­ mite cartridge attached to the rail The lights in the engin1! were ex­ tinguished and many windows In the forward cars were broken and pas­ sengers shaken up. The rail was shat­ tered, but the train passed over the point in safety. There was no great amount of treasure on the train, and no reason is known for the attempt to wreck iL It is believed to be the work of some one having a real or fancied grievance againBt the company. Earthquake at Santiago de Cuba. Santiago de Cuba, Sept 22.—The most violent earthquake since 1885 oc­ curred here. The earth shook for 15 seconds, but there were no undula- .. Many people rushed into the streets and cried and prayed. Bricks find plastering dropped in all direc­ tions and a few walls fell. No one, however, was Injured. Allen Acquitted. Nome, Alaska, 8ept. 19, via SL Mi­ chael. Alaska, 8epL 23.—George Allen of Seattle, who, in the spring of 1901, was convicted of complicity in an as­ sault upon and the robbery of George Embleton at Nome, has been acquit­ ted of the crime b 3 r a Jury in the United States district court. Killed By a Polo Ball. Chicago, SepL 22.—Nathan Swift, son of Louis F. SwlfL the packer, died from the effects of a blow on the tem­ ple with a polo ball at Onwentsla field during a game. -fatality of the dee In Fergus county occurred Saturday when Jesse Hodges, well known in Great Falls, received a fatal wound from the gun carried by MeUIe Baker, his chum. Hodges went up mountains leaving Baker and other members of the hunting party. After few moments Baker saw the bushes within a few yards ot him move and the next Instant sighted a grayish look­ ing object which he took for a deer and Instantly fired. A cry greeted the shrL and when he ran to the spot it was to lj»d that he had sent a bullet through the body qf Hodges, one of his most intimate friends. BOLD ATTEMPT AT TRAIN HOLD- - UP EAST OF PORTLAND, ORE. Express Messenger Fred Korner Lays Out Two of the Four Bandits—No Booty 8ecured—Engineer Ollle Bar­ ret 8erlou*ly Wounded by Bullet After It Passed Through Robber. Portland, Ore., SepL 24.—The Atlan­ tic express on the Oregon Railroad ft Navigation line, which left here a t 8:15 s held up by four masked men at 9:30 near Corbett station, 21 miles oast of this city. One of the robbers shot ahd killed by Express M senger Fred Korner and Englni Ollle Barrett was seriously wounded by the same bullet. After the shoot­ ing the robbers fled without securing any booty. Two of the highwaymen boarded the train at Troutdale, a station 18 miles east of here, and after the train had got under way they crawled oi the tender and, covering the engine and fireman with revolvers, told th< to stop at Mue Post 21, which is nc Corbett station. When the train slow­ ed down two more men appeared. Two of the robbers compelled the engineer to'get out of the cab . and accompany them to the express car, while the others watched the fireman. The men carried several sticks of dyna­ mite and when they came to the bag­ gage car, thinking it was;the car, threw a stick of dynamite at the WASHINGTON NEW8. The dally output of 400 barrels is the capacity of the flour mills in Walla Walla. The State Teachers’ association of Washington will meet at Tacoma, De cember 28 to 30. More than 12 miles of track have been laid east from Spokane on the Coeur d’Alene electric line. Governor Henry McBride’s presence at the Interstate Fair October 7, “Gov­ ernor’s day,” is now assured. Some grain is standing in the fields about Oakesdale, Seltlce and Belmont, and tnis is being cut by headers. it is estimated that from 90 to 95 per cent of the crop of Whitman county has been cut and^about 85 per cent has been threshed. Plans and specifications have been completed for the new Jail at Asotin, which will be built this fall at an ex­ pense of $3000. While working in the Jute mill at Walla Walla, Wash., a convict had his hand caught in the machinery and -a severe wound resulted. The sawmill of the Eureka Sawmill company, situated five miles north­ west of Republic, was consumed by fire recently. There was no insurance. A man named Tan to committed sui­ cide by. blowing his brains out with a gun. He lived on a homestead about 30 miles from Lind in Douglas county. Wheat is coming into Ecffcall at the rate of about 10,000 bushels per day. Ninety per cent, of the wheat is blue- stem, and it is almost all grading No: The body of W. H. H. Ragan, .the Steptoe Butte farmer, was found by searching parties two mll§» from his home. He had wandered away and died. Wheat this year along the Great Northern railway is of uniformly good quality and smut cases are rare, most of the wheat weighing 60 pounds to the bushel. Several carloads of fine prunes are being received in Walla Walla from orchards near Dixie, the fruit being sent there for packing and forwarding. Seamen on native river craft in China geL $3 a month; on seag Chinese vessels $8. They furnish their own food. Messenger Kroner heard the explos ion and immediately secured his rifle and opened Are. The bullet pierced the heart of one of the robbers and went through his body, entering the left breast of Engineer Barrett, who was Just behipd him. Barrett’s wound is above, the heart and is not neces sarily fatal. After tho shodtlng the other three robbers fled witnout securing any booty, and it is supposed they took to a boat which, they had moored at the bank of the river. The point where thq holdup occurred Is on the bank of the Columbia river and a-precipitous mountain is on the other side of the track. The route of escape is by the river and the officers believe that the robbers will either cross to the Washington Shore, or come down the river to thic city. The robber ordered Engineer Bar­ rett to walk in front of him while ap­ proaching the baggage car, but he Jumped behind Just before the shot from the express messenger’s rifle was fired. Sheriff Story and four deputies left on a special train for the scene of the robbery at .12:45, but they have small hope of capturing the robbers, as the country on both sides of the river is rough and heavjly timbered. The Oregon Railroad ft Navigation company late tonight offered a reward of $1000 for the arrest of the high­ waymen. Shortly after the special train bear­ ing the sheriff’s posse arrived at the scene of the attempted holdup of the O. R. ft N. train near Corbett, one of the gang of outlaws was found at 2:30 this morning a short distance tip the track badly w(fended from a charge of buckshoL which be had received in the head. He was placed on board the sheriff’s special train, and the en­ gine was turned about and headed for Portland, where it will arrive about 4 o’clock this morning. The bandit said that his nuame is Jim Connors, and that he is from Portland, but refuses to make known the names of any of the other bandits or in the direction i which they wenL The Portland police state that no bad character Is known to them under that name find that until the detectives seq him they can not state whether he is known to them'udder any other Charles B. Harwell, f ber of Unltqjf State i llnols, is dead. Manager Henry Buckley of s er Bell mine at Tellurlde, < ~ ed his mlllmen an eight hou three shifts will be employed t mill. Seth Low again named by a many forces for mayor of I Issue of campaign is “< honest. Intelligent and p them company to < an amicable settiemenL The tt kept secret, but firemen are under­ stood to get an increase In wages. Fire has broken out at the Blelebat naptha fountains belonging to the firm of Nobel, at Baku, Russia, and has al­ ready caused damage estimated at $2,6 oj ,000. The works have been com­ pletely destroyed and the fire la still spreading. Fire nearly wiped out the village of Morse, 37 miles south of Ashland, in Ashland county. Wisconsin, the other day, causing a loss of $300,000. The blaze is believed to be due to a former . employe of the mill who was recently discharged. John Hays Hammond, the famous , mlidng expert, who is professor of mining engineering at Yale university, will present to that institution a metallurgical laboratory. The cost of the building will be $25,000 and the laboratory $50,000. William WUkerson, m citizen ot North Vernon, Iud., while intoxicated, drove his family from home. Marshal Schwake was appealed to, and upon entering the premises, was warned by WUkerson to proceed no further. The marshal paid no attention and was shot and killed by Wilkereon. He later kUIed himself when cornered by posse. Orln Price was declared not guilty • of murder by a Jury after live hours of deliberation. The verdict was received with great surprise by all who attend­ ed the trial, as it was considered the state had made out a strong case. Price killed his 2 year old daughter one evening this summer, though the bullet was probably Intended for Ed­ ward Leach, who was with Mrs. Price at the time. Price had been Jealous of his wife and the shooting foUowed an altercation, during which Price at­ tempted to take the sleeping chUd from Its mother’s arms. Price drew a revolver and fired. The bullet struck Mrs. Price in the side, was deflected from its course by a corset steel and went through the body of the child, killing iL Filipino Dwarfs Arrive. Tacoma, Wash., SepL 22.—The steamship Shawmut, which arrived from Manila, has a pair of passeng< who are certain to excite a large amount of interest. They are two Fill plno dwarfs from the northern part of the islands, who are being taken to the 8L Louis exposition. The dwarfs are a man and a woman, 27 and 28 Inches tall, respectively, fully devel­ oped, the man aged 29 and the woman aged 31. They are brother and sister, and are remarkable specimens of hu- Henry Mockley Suicides. Kansas City, Mo., SepL 22.—Despon­ dent over the loss of $3,500 In the June flood, Henry Mockley, former proprle- ter of the Riverside packing house, nltted suicide by sending a bullet through his brain. Another American Cardinal,. New York, SepL 24.—Asked about the possibility ot another American cardinal being appointed. Cardinal Gib­ bons today said: \There will be another cardinal.” TURTLE MOUNTAIN 8LIOE. Earth Moves and Again Frightens Frank, B. C, Citizens. Nelson, B. C.. SepL 23.—Passengers arriving over the Crow’s Nest report that another immense slide has oc­ curred at Turtle mountain, near Frank, Alberta. As far as is known no lives were lost, but all the people of Frank have deserted the town again, being taken on to Blairmore and other towns. The slide occurred Just as the train was nearing Frank, and as quickly as possible the brakes were applied and the train backed for several miles. Af­ ter waiting over an hour, the train was run Into Frank, and the people, who were all waiting in the station, were taken aboard. MEMORIAL BU8T OF VICTORIA. Unveiled by King Edward In Parish Church of Crathle. London. SepL 22.—At the Parish church of Crathle, three-quarters of a mile from Balmoral castle, which was attended by Queen Victoria, King Ed­ ward, In the presence of the prince and princess of Wales, Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark, Premier Balfour, Lord -Lansdowne, other minis­ ters and a distinguished congregation, unveiled a memorial bust of the late Queen Victoria, by the sculptor Emil Fuchs, and ttfo tablets in memory of the late duke of Edinburgh and Em b Frederick of Germany. The three memorials were erected at the expense of the king. Barnett Was Chehalis Malt. B H B I mb.. 8c pi. 23—O. K. BarnetL Twenty-eighth infantry, kill­ ed on Toros lake, Lanao, in an engage­ ment with Moros, September 10. as stated In a Manila dispatch, was a Che- man. Barnett’s father, Ji W. Bar­ nett, lives at Ellensburg. O. E. Bar­ nett was 31 years of age and had been In service In the Twenty-eighth two years. Daring Jail Dallvsry. Frankfort, Ky„ SepL 22.—A daring Jail delivery was accomplished here to­ day. Squire Hlbler, Clayton I Frank ChenaulL negroes, all a sentence for murder and

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