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REPUBLICAN IN POLITICS. AND DEVOTED TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY.
Committee From Chicago Convention
Waits Upon the President at
His Summer Home.
IT WAS A BIG DELEGATION
Roosevelt in Responding to Notifica
tion Outlines the Position of the
Party on Campaign Issues.
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 27.-Presi
dent Roosevelt was notified formally
today of his nomination for the pres
idency by the national Republican
convention. The ceremony took
place at his home at Sagamore hill,
three miles from this village. In ac
cordance with the president's wish,
the ceremony was made as simple as
The formal notfication of the ac
tion of the convention was made on
behalf of a committee representing
every state and territory In the Unit
ed States, by Speaker Cannon of the
house. The day opened with ideal
weather, and the arraugements for
the ceremony were completed early.
The wide veranda of the house at Sag.
amore hill, extending almost entirely
around the house, was decorated with
American flags hung from pillar to
pillar. In addition many houses in
the neighborhood of the Roosevelt
home and in Oyster Bay were draped
with the national colors. Across the
main street of the village there hung
a large Roosevelt and Fairbanks ban
ner. Only three of the members of
the committee were absent. Includ
ed among the invited guests were men
prominent in all walks of life. Those
present numbered about 125. Lack of
tacilities prevented the accommoda
tion of a larger assemblage.
On arriving at Sagamore' hill the
committeemen were received by
President Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt
and National Chairman George B.
Cortelyou. At the conclusion of the
formal reception, the ceremony of the
When Speaker Cannon rose to de
liver his speech of notification, he
was greeted with applause.
At the close of Mr. Cannon's ad.
dress, the president advanced to the
veranda railing, and standing under
a great festoon of American flags, de
livered his address in response to the
notification. As he faced the assem
blage he was warmly applauded.
At the conclusion of the address
President Roosevelt held an Inform
al reception and received the con
gratulations of the committeemen on
Oyster Bay, July 27.-President
Theodore Roosevelt, in his speech ac
cepting the nomination for the presi
dency of the United States, tendered
him by the Republican party, review
ed the achievements of the party dur
Ing recent years and pointed out the
inconsistencies of the Democratic
party. The president also outlined
the policy which it is his purpose to
follow. Mr. Roosevelt said:
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the
Notification Committee: I am deep
ly sensible of the high honor con
ferred upon me by the representatives
of the Republican party assembled in
convention. and I accept the nomina
tion for the presidency with solemn
realization of the obligations I as
sume. I heartily approve the declara
tion of principles which the Republi
can national convention has adopted,
and at some future day I shall com
muicate to you, Mr. Chairman, more
at length and in detail a formal writ-.
ten acceptance of the nomination.
Three years ago I became presi
dent because of the death of my la
mented predecessor. I then stated
that it was my purpose to carry out
his principles and policies for the
honor and interest of the country. To
the best of my ability I have kept
the promise thus made. If next No
vember my countrymen confirm at
the polls the action of the conven
tion you represent, I shall, under
Providencet continue to work with
an eye single to the welfare of all
All Must Cooperate.
.A party is of worth only insofar as
it promotes the national interest, and
every official, high or low, can serve
his party best by rendering to the
people the best service of which he
Is capable. Effective government
comes only as the result of the loyal
co-operation of many different per
sons. The members of a legislative
majority, the officers in the various
departments of the administration,
and the legislative and executive
branches as toward each other, must
work together with subordination of
self to the common end of successful
We who have been entrusted with
power as pubile servants during the
past seven years of administration
and legislation now come before the
people content to be judged by our
record of achievement. In the years
that have gone by we have made the
deed square with the word; and if
we are continued in power we shall
unswervingly follow out the great
lines of public policy to which we are
giving, and shall give, a united, and
therefore an efficient, support.
In all of this we are more fortun
ate than our opponents, who now ap
peal for confidence ou the ground,
which some express and some seek
to have confidentially understood,
that if triumphant they may be trust
ed to prove false to every principle
which in the last eight years they
have laid down as vital, and to leave
undisturbed those very acts of the
administration because of which they
ask that the adminlstration itself be
driven from power. Seemingly their
present attitude as to their past rec
ord is that some of them were mis
taken and others insincere. We make
our appeal in a wholly atfferent spirit.
We are not constrained to keep st
lent on any vital question; we are dl
vided on no vital question; our policy
is continuous, and is the same for all
sections and localities. There is
nothing experimental aoout the gov
ernment we ask the people to con
tinue in power, for our perfomance
in the past, our proved governmen
tal efficiency, is a guarantee as to
our promises for the future.
Our opponents, either openly or sec
retly, according to their several tem
peraments, now ask the people to
trust their present promises in con
sideration of the fact that they in
tend to treat their past promises as
null and void. We know our own
minds and have kept of the same
mind for a sufficient length of time
to give our policy coherence and san
In such a fundamenta' matter as the
enforcement of the law we do not
have to depend upon promises, but
merely to ask that our record be tak
en as an earnest of what we shall
continue to do. In dealing with the
great organisations known as trusts,
we do not have to explain why the
laws were enforced, but to point out
that they have been actually enforced
and that legislation has been enact
ed to increase the effectiveness of
We do not have to propose to "turn
the rascals out." for we have shown
In every deed that whenever by dill
gent investigation a public official
can be found who has betrayed his
trust he will be punished to the full
extent of the law without regard to
whether he was appointed under a Re
publican or a Democratic administra
tion. This is the efficient way to
turn the rascals out and to keep them
out, and it has the merit of sincerity.
Moreover, the betrayals of trust in
the last seven years have been insig
nificant in number when compared
with the extent of the public service.
Never has the adminlstration nf thw
xever nas tue aaminlstrauon oi tue
government been on a cleaner or
higher level; never has the public
work of the nation btrn done more
honestly and efficiently.
Unwise to Change.
Assuredly it is unwise to change
the policies which have worked so
well and which are now working so
well. Prosperity has come at home.
The national honor and interest have
been upheld abroad. We have placed
the finances of the nation upon a
sound gold basis. We have done this
with the aid of many who were form
erly our opponents, but who would
neither openly support nor silently
acquiesce in the heresy of unsound
finance; and we have done it against
the convinced and violent opposition
of the mass of our present opponents
who still refuse to recant the unosund
opinions which for the moment they
think it inexpedient to assert. We
know what we mean when we speak
of an honest and stable currency. We
mean the same thing from year to
year. We do not have to avoid a def
inite and conclusive committal on the
most important issue which has re
cently been before the people and
which may at any time in the near
future be before them again. Upon
the principles which underlie this is.
sue the convictions of half of our
number do not clash with those of
the other half.
So long as the Republican party
is in power the gold standal'd is set
tiled, not as a matter of temporary
political expediency, not because of
shifting conditions in the production
of gold in certain mining centers.
but in accordance with what we re
gard as the fundamental principles
of unational morality and wisdom.
Under the financial legislation
which we have enacted there is now
ample circulation for every business
need; and every dollar of this circu
lation is worth a dollar in gold. We
have reduced the interest-bearing
lebt and in still larger measure the
interest on that debt. All of the war
taxes imposed during the Spanish war
have been removed with a view to
rclieve the people and to prevent the
accumulation of an unnecessary sur
plus. The result is that hardly ever
before have the expenditures and in.
come of the government so closely
corresponded. In the fiscal year that
has Just closed the excess of income
over the ordinary expenditures was
nine millions of dollars.
This does not take account of the
fifty millions expended out of the
accumulated surplus for the purchase
of the isthmian canal. ,It is an ex"
traordinary proof of the sound finan.
cilal condition of the nation that in
stead of following the usual course
in such matters and throwing the
burden upon posterity by an issue of
bonds, we were able to make the pay.
ment outright and yet after it to have
in the treasury a surplus of one hun
dred and sixty-one millions. More.
over, we were able to pay this fifty
milllions of dollars out of hand with
out causing the slightest disturbance
to business conditions.
Wages Are Higher.
tv. &..,.--..A . *...Iff Ism under~
We have enacted a tariff law under
which during the past few years the
country has attained a height of ma
terial well-being never before reached.
Wages are higher than ever before.
That whenever the need arises there
should be a radjustmnt of the tariff
schedules is undoubted; but such
changes can with safety be made only
by those whose devotion to the prin
ilple of a protective tariff is beyond
Suestion; for otherwise the changes
would amount not to readjustment
but to repeal.
The readjustment when made must
maintain and not destroy the protec
live principle. To the farmer, the
merchant, the manufacturer this is
rital; but perhaps no other man is
so much interested as the wage-work*
br in the maintenance of our present
sconomic system, both as regards the
Snances and the tariff.
The standard of livlng of our wage
workers Is higher than that of any
)ther country, and it can not so re
main unless we have a proteetive tar
if which shall always keep as a mmin
mum a rate of duty sufficient to cov
ar the difference between the labor
cost here and abroad. Those who,
like our opponents, "denounce protee
(Continued on Sixth page.)
A BIG FIGHT
Throw Three Armies in Sudden As.
sault Against Russians Who Make
a Stubborn Resistance.
GEN. KELLAR AMONG THE DEAD
Fall of Port Arthur Was Reported,
But Later Denied-Japs Have Cap
tured the Outer Forts.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 1. 3:50 p. m.
At last the decisive battle of the cam- i
paign seems to be in progress. Hav
Ing completed his enveloping move
ment on the Russian position, General
Kuroki has ordered simultaneously
an advance from all points against
Hal Cheng and Liao Yang. Fighting
is raging on both fronts and still con
tinu9q. The latest reports contain
nothing yet confirmatory of the rum- I
ors that General Kuropatkin has been
According to Kuropatain's official I
dispatch to the emperor, the battle
began for the possession of the im
portant position at Simoucheng, which
is located at the Juncture of the Feng I
Wang Cheng and Slu Yen roads.
Two separate armies were launch
ed from the east above the two roads. ,
while a third, under General Oku, t
moved up east of the railroad front T
Ta Tcht Kiao, to try to cut off the
Russian force there from Hai Cheng. t
If the latter move is successful, this r
force will be crushed. I
A portion of General Kuroki's army
at the same time advanced against
General Count Keller's position at
Dkhauven, east of Liao Yang, trying f
the favorite Japanese plan of out
flanklng him on the nght. Still fur
ther north, on the Saimatsza-Liao t
Yang road, the Japanese moved for
ward against Houtsiatle, twenty-five
miles from Liao Yang. At all points f
the Japanese employed artillery to
the best advantage.
General Kuropatkin's situation will
be desperate in the event of his de
feat. The keenest anxiety is felt at t
the war office for news of the pro
gress of the battle. r
The general staff seems utterly ,
dumbfounded at the number of men
the Japanese possess, and consequent- r
ly Kuropatkin's statement that they
are landing another heavy force at a
the Port of New Chwang adds to the
..._ _. &... I A Alt.l. I n o
Lon1on, Aug. I.-A uspaten iu a C
news agency from Tokio says there .
is reason to believe that after two b
day's fighting the Japanese occupied h
Simoucheng, thus cutting off General tl
Stakelburg from General Kuropatkin. n
St. Petersburg, Aug. 1.-A dispatch h
from General Kuropatkin to the em- o
peror. dated today, says: "All our
positions were retained at 81mouch- A
eng when the fighting ceased at 6:45 e
p. m.. July 31. but I have not yet re
ceived reports of the operations on A
our extreme right flank.
"We retained all our positions held e
by our eastern force at Yangse pass.
General Keller commanded a position
from which to watch the fight. Tl'he
hattery near here was exposed to
heavier fire than any other, and he
was mortally woundei. at 3 o'clock
this afternon. lie died twenty min
utes later." t
General Kuropatkin also reported ]l
the retirement of the Russian van- ,l
guard on the south front, a short dis
tance in the direction of Hal Cheng. a
After determined fighting near the
village of Sanchengtse, the Japanese v
apparently concentrated considerable p
forces on the Salmatza side of Liao e
The Russian losses in the fighting ,
on July 31 have not yet been report- i1
ed, but the Russians hold their posi- c
Russians Must tetreat. r
St. Petersburg. Aug. 1, 3:15 a. m.- w
Though public attention has been disa tc
tracted from the events of the war al
during the past week, first because Ji
of the fear of international complica. tc
tions and second because of the as- w
assination of M. von Plehve, the sit- s4
uation at the front is regarded as al
The enveloping movement of the tl
three Japanese armies of Generals yv
Kuroki, Nodzu and Oku around Gen.
eral Kuropatkin's position appears to
be almost complete, and the extended
line of the Japanese seems to be the c,
only drawback to concerted action. i
It is realized here now that the Rus. t
sian general must now either fight or p
withdraw the whole army northward. V
He is being closely pressed at Hali t
In that place General Kurokl's nor
thern column makes it extremely dan
gerous to remain there, because while sl
holding the position to give battle o
against the Japanese, whose advance V
is necessarily always slew and care. e
ful, the latter might pums through and tl
cut his railway communincations to p
Liao Yang. n
While nothing is definitely known,
there are some unofficial indications
that matters are maturing rapidly
either for a battle or for a retreat. 3
For instance, the refusal to accept
further press telegrams at Hal Cheng
is shown by the fact that one of the $
correspondents of the Associated 3
Press had to ride through to Mukden p
to file an account of the Ta Tche Kiao
battle. This might be construed eith. P
er that preparations are making for p
a retirement or that the wires are p
very crowded, incident to a concen. a
tration at Kal Cheng or Liaoe Yang.
A few days are expected to deter.
mine which course General Kuropat. d
kin has elected to pursue.
There is no inclination to doubt I
that there may have I,)n' I prlntty se.
vere fighting at the nutl r IN)sitions
of Port Arthur, possibly completed
by a bombardment, butt n is not be
lieved the Japanese are Yet ready to
storm the fortress.
Rear Admiral Withoft. in .ommand
of the naval forces at Pl'rt Arthur.
is relied upon to put to sea if the
condition of the fortress h.I omes des
perate. While no definit, informs
tion is obtainable, the rleport that the
fortress is short of ammunition is
considered by the public a' the most
disquieting feature of th, situation.
All Around Port Arthur.
Che Foo, July 30.--.\ junk which
left Port Arthur on Thursdlay last. at
midnight, reports terrine tillhting on
land and sea, which hal then been
going on for three days. 'ITh, highest
Japanese authority here nays that the
army and naval commanders of the
besieging forces had plantned to begin
their final assault on Tiuesday last,
and expected to effect the capture by
July 29, but that no offocial reports
were expected from the army or from
Admiral Togo, whether the present
attacks resulted in success or failure.
Japanese are now sending junks to
the Mao Tao islands, ready to enter
the harbor at Port Arthur immediate
y after the fall of the fortress.
The Associated Press correspond
ent learns from the same reliable au
thority that the movements of the
Russian Vladivostok squadron hasten.
ed the present attack upon Port Ar
hur, the Japanese authorities reali·
ng that if these vessels were allow
ed to proceed unhampered any long
r it meant the division of Admiral
Fogo's fleet, with the -utcoming of
he Russian ships now ctioped up by
aim at Port Arthur.
The most Intense inte.rest in the
'ort Arthur situation is taken not on
y here, but in Shanghai and Tien
rain. Many commercial concerns in
hese places are continually wiring
tere for news. In this city many
wagers are being made, at odds of 2
o 1 in pouads sterling, that Port Ar
bur will not fall within the, next ten
nonths. German residents offering
and Englishmen acceptintg the bets.
Captured Outer Forts.
Chee Foo, July 31, 2 p. mn.--A Ja
panese merchant has received word a
from a Chinese whom he trusts to the a
effect that the Japanese have cap I
tured every position surrounding the r
besieged fortress of Port Arthur with r
the exception of Golden Hill. The
Chinese stated that both sides suf I
fered tremendous losses in the opera
tions necessary to bring about this
state of affairs.
The members of tt Russian intel
ligence bureau here while denying c
the report that Port '. hur has been c
'aptur,'dr, are taf ' %. beieve tbo e
reports due to the extent that the I
Japanese have made great progress I
in their operations about the besieged r
fortress. The party of Russian refu- I
gees expected here today have not a
as yet arrived.
Make Midninht Attack. Ii
Tokio, July 29. 1 p. m.--General a
Oku estimates the Russian losses at v
ra Tche Kalo last Sunday to have t
been at the lowest 2.,000 men and in Ii
his report expresses the opinion that r
the Russians decided to retreat at I
midnight Bunday. aftet the Japanese E
had stormed the Ai Ping mountain t
in a surprise attack, and carried most t
-f the Russian front and leaving the t
aussian right and rear unprotected. ii
An immediate withdrawal alone avert- s
ed a greater disast'er to the Russians. -
The fighting around the fortress on '
Ai Ping mountain was desperate. It i
was there that the J.apaneh, sustain- V
Ld the ..eavie(st loss-s, wnich are inoe I
-stilmated for tlhe whole of the en
:agement at 1,0l6l. The" Russians had
,viidentli hoped to he'k Oklt :It Ta S
A seris, of roll Ioln.*r'teid trenchesl'
extended arpund the, hills. The gin
lmnlplacemnlents waire ,I 'vered and pro- I
tected by wire entangIliments, which l
barred the ravine. The iposition e
dominated the ground which the .Ja
)anese occupied and over which they a
Over 120 guns barred an infantry ad- n
vance. Sunday afternoon a single Ja- f
panese attachment succeeded in pen- I
etrating the Russian line, but it was
beaten back. The Japanese artillery e
was constantly exposed, and, occupy- I
ing an adverse position typographi
cally, was unable to score.
At nightfall the situation seemed t
hopless with the prospect of a bloody r
renewal at dawn. The Japanese right c
wing asked and obtained permission
to surprise the enemy with a night J
attack, which brought victory. The V
Japanese swept over the trenches in- r
to the first fortress at 10 p. m. This v
was followed by an assault on the I
second fortress which wass mastered '
at 3 a. m. The Russians abandoned t
Ta Tche Kalo at 11 a. m. Monday, H
the Japanese shelling them and the s
vanguard pursuing. t
Imnortant If True.
Shanghat, July 2. --A telegram re
celved here from W'r- Hal Wei con
frms other telegrams received here
today from Che Foo to the effect that
Port Arthur has beh"n captured. The
Wel Hal Wel telegram also says that
the British fleet, whirh has been I
cruising, will return there tomorrow. I
At Wel Hal Wel these is a British I
wireless station, and the British war I
ships are equipped with this means
of communication. It is possible that
Wei Hal Wei has been in wireless I
communication with the fleet and
that the lnformation of the fall of I
Port Arthur was received in this
St. Louis Fair Officials Come
Through With the Coin.
St. Louis, July 30'.-The second t
$500,000 installment to liquidate $4.- I
300,000 government loan will be paid
promptly on August 1. according to I
Secretary Stevens of the World's I
Fk.r. This will constitute the fourth
payment, making the entire amount I
paid to the government $1,403.149, or I
nearly one-third of the loan.
Fbley's Kidney Cure will cure all 1
diseases arising from disordered kid
neys or bladder. For sale by 3. FP.
CITY HALL !
BIDS OPENED k
Contract Let to McDonald Bros. for a
$5,475 and Building to be Finish.
ed in Four Months. $
OWNERS WILL BE ENJOINED 9
City Attorney Instructed to Prevent :1
Property Owners Frin Restoring C
Creek to Old Channel.
The city council hehl its regular
nonthly meenting in the city hall Mon
lay evening with all the aldermen
)resent. A large amount of business l
was transacted and some important J
The most important business and
bat which will be of greatest in
erest to the people of Lewistown was
he opening of the bids for the new t
'Ity hall. There were only two bids
)ut in, being that of Tubb Bros. for
15,795 and McDonald Bros. for $6,475.
These bids are for the completion of
he building according to the plans
Lnd specifications as prepared by
leorge 8. Wells. The contract was 1
Inally let to McDonald Bros. on their
lyving a Iond of $2.710 and contract
ng to complete thq building in four
uonths fro mthe time the grouand was I
eady for them to begin work. The I
dh building will he removed at once
Indl will be sold at altuction to the
ighest bidder at a special meetinRg
if the city council to be hell IFrlday v
.cning at the. rcity hall.
The plans for the new lbutilding. tas
Irawn by George 8. Well,., call for p
two story stone building. with s
Lpartments for the city hall. fire de- a
ºartment and city Jail, with police I
nagistrate's office. It will make one 0
of the most complete buildings of its a
Lind in the state and one that will lh
:e a credit to the city.
A netition was read fronm Arthur n
V. Stoddard complaining of a nuis- 1
ance near his property. It seems that r
two sewers formerly emptied into the
creek near his house and since' the I
'urrent of the creek has been chang- I
eel these sewers have created sink
boles In the bed of the, stream which I
have become. so had as to become a
nonace to the Iealthl of the c()m
niunity. This communication started
a disc.ssion as to the course' the city 5
was to pursue in regard to the creek.
It was decided that something must i
ie done immediately about these nuis. t
inces complained of and a motion t
was made that the matter be left to I
the street and alley committee with
instructions that if the nuisance was
not abated within ten days by the
turning back of the stream to its F
,riginal c·hannel to go unead and have
hesoe holes filled in. Later this mo
tion was reconsidered and the mno*
ion made that the city attorney be b
instructed to look up the law on the I
subject and if he. finds out that he
ran enjoin the propert, owners from
'hanging the course of the creek from s
Its present channel toe do so. The
vole on this stood as follows: Ayes--
I.aux. Brown, Smith, Pi'ikley. Nayes "
-- Syn n's, 1.itlejohn. This motion
,rought forth a great delal of dis'uls
iion,. as a number thought the' city
was mlixinig in sonlle'thling it woulll hle
wis. to avohi.
A pe'tition higlned by .1 tilajor'it) tIt'
the' prlplerty owners ill tlee ditriet
rfl'(cteti wa> read asking that tii eriy tV
,rder Third ave nu4e openet.d from .la
nclaulx .streit to the city limits. No
action was taken on this as thle .elty i
attorney already had instructtions to
open the streets and is onh, waiting
for a plat from the city engineer le
A. W. Stoddard also sent in anoth
er petition protesting against the pro- b
posed grade of Spring street from r
Fifth avenue to the hill. No action
Was taken on this for the reason that t
the council have never made any ar
rangements for establishing a grade
on this street. t
A communication was received from r
J. O. Gilkerson to the effect that he I
would do any more grading the city h
needed done at 45 cents a yard and
would wait until the tax money comes
in In the fall for his Isy. No action t
was taken. Discussion arose as to
the grade on Fifth avenue and Main
street and the city engineer was in
structed to prepare profiles of these
two streets and present them at the '
peilal meeting to he held next Friday
The matter of the assessment levy
A *u. IIILLIUT 1i I -! .KU,.cImeUI I Vy
was referred to the finance commit- F
tee with Instructions to report at the
The matter of a poundmaster was a
brought up and it was decided that h
a special officer should be employed C
It a salary not exceeding $75 a month C
and that all fees should be turned In t
to the city. The council then dis- n
cussed the question of a special night- 2
watchman, and It was the sense of "
the meeting that the mayor appoint t
one to help Mr. Gooch, as the work '
is too heavy for one man. t
The question of the numbering of t
the houses and putting up the names t
of the streets on the corners was I
left to the street and alley commit- E
The following bills were allowed: t
J. O. GIlkerson, fo. hauling grav
el, $973.86; J. M. Vroomah, Job work
and advertising. $61; Judith Hard
ware Co., supplies, $44.10; G. M. Staf- I
ford, labor and office work, $21; Al- I
bert Pfaus, salary city clerk, $16: A. E
T. Goodspeed, engineering. $147; H. (
L. De Kalb, services as attorney, $85; I
F. F. Goss, salary as superlatendent
of water works, $125; G. O. Shafer, I
salary as city treasurer, $25; ClUsenas
Electric Co., lights for fre depart, a
ment, $7.20; W. N. verett, salary I
deputy treasurer, $10; John Ellaon, I
repairs on water works, $21.50; P. Ir 1
IadinCowan. salary ;is policc, magis
rate,. $35; Geo. S. Wells, completing
lans for city hall. $50; J. o. GIIl
terson, building trap. $50; Frank
lummer, labor, surveying. $42; I'. J.
)sweiler, preparing assessment list.
14; Edmund Wright. certificates of
-wnership. $15; W. II. Gooch, salary
s nightwatchman. $75, John Ellison. I
h.or on water works, $85.39; Mrs.
lary A. Sloan. salary as librarian.
:; Ilcerman Truman, labor on pump.
14, Power Mercantile Co., ledger,
2; '. S. 11ill. labor at pump, $4.50;
lontana Hardware Co.. supplies $14.
i; ('itizens Electric Co.. pumping
•r .luly. $50, F. L.. Comstock, sprink
•itg. $',.; Mark I.. Fro1t. road work,
I,, Thoman, Micho, road work, $17.
: .John Auiitin. road work. $9.75:
S. Alln, road work. $16.25: E. W.
o)rt.on. roadI work. $36;; Edwin L.
.:ut, road work, $15. John Walsh.
oad work. $10.:13., . ('. Nolte, road
ork. $2'.50: .I. E. I.ane, supplies.
'9.85. Pratt. & Mahana, lumber, $33.
: lHenry hlffy. road work. $16.25;
:d. Stacry. road work, $37; I.ewistown
Avery Stable, horses and services,
3; H. P. Nelson, road work, $10; ri
ceo. Itellys. road work. $63.75; T. .1. P
ohns. supplies. $12; J. C. Ibbi , sal- r
ry as marshal, $100.
Marshal Bubb reported that he had
ollected fines amounting to $695 out
I $717.50 fines imposed. 5
F. F. (;oss, superintendent of wa- b
r works, reported that he had col- 1t
Theb police magistrate reported fines a
ollected amounting to $695. These 'I
rports were approved. it
rwenty Thousand Dollars Distributed
by the State Board.
The state has just completed the s
º.yment of a large sum in bounty <1
laims for the' destrcteion of wild an
mals. The state board of examiners
assed upon and approved claims in
he sum of $19,354. Clerk l)avidson rn
ias been busy fixing up the claims 41
.nd during the day turned them over
n the state auditor wno will send o
airrants to the liuky tnes whose iI
laims were allowed. II
The largest t mount allowed bIel.'IIgh
I the Stoeekmen's National ilank of
'ort lunilon, which will ree'ive the a
um of $5,666. The next largest 0
mount goes to It. 8. Fo'rd, the Great st
alils banker, who will rece'ive a Iiecee
f state paper for $2,265. Fred ('ole
f Miles City will receive the third p
argest amount. $1,320.
Th paynlent of Imintles exhausts ti
II of the. cash in the state bounty
ind. There will not hI, another pay- .
nent until late in December or early o
ra January, when it is expected about
100o,000 in claims will be paid. This
laynent of claims takes up bounty
laims filed from July 13 to October
3, 19o:.. 't here are, anot $112.(ou
n unpaid claims now on file.
As there appears to Iee quite' a fall- .
ag off in the assessment of the lie.'
tock of the state from whic'h mulch
Sthe boullnty money is dcerilved It is
Ieait'eit the state will not be able
e pay this year's claims until the lat
ir part of next year inless the' Ic gis
iture nmakes sonmel, sluitalh pirovision.
MINISTER ArARSINATFtf I
Russian Secretary and His Guard
Blown Up by a Bomb.
S.t. Petersbbu. .July 8n.--Minlster
ol the Interior von 1'l hhv' was asl.
sassinated this morning while driv-.
ing to lthe Italtic t.atiioi to i.it theI
Peterhof. A bonmb was thlowln iunder r
the minister'": carriage, completely
I11. Illsv was t`rribly nirngl ,d.'
T'hr Trilli l w .ls lolllliltile at loj
ed l Hil) away with the rliont wieEl:II
-fit larines hurri£ up from ii- ary dli
Ibody of the i nl t r lh w rlli'ly w lltring inf'
.ili i', tIui~ ' ip'l'iit i ll iti lli l. ti 1
biliiV of lii- Ihltli.tlr 1:11. WelIt.' 1 ,lllei,
clit was atl, the scene of the tragedly tI
withinl five minutslll after it occurred. n
M. von I'lehve's shockingly mangled
body was lying in the middle of ther I
road. It had been partially covered tl
with a police officer's overcoat, with
the left arm, the bone of which was 1
broken off, projecting.
A policemani came up and raisedI
the overcoat in order to rearrange It,
revealing for an Instant the strong
feature-s of the dead minister, whose
head was battered almost beyond re
cognition. The roadway was strewn
for 101) yards with the wreckage of tl
the carriage and pieces of the red t
lining of the minister's official over- tl
A few yards from M. von Plchve's 8
body lay the shapeless head of the n
coachman's body. C
WHOLESALE DESERTION. h
wFUVLMUALE ULSEITIOQN. u
From the Western Federation of Min. b
ers at Cripple Creek.
Cripple Creek, July 29.-Four thous- a
and three hundred and nineteen cards t
have been issued to miners of the D
Cripple Creek district by the Mine U
Owners' association and 300 applica. -o
tions are still on file. Of the total
number Issued up to date, more than ic
2.100 have been in exchange for cards d'
surrendered by former members of ni
the Western Federation of Miners. Y
who have renounced allegiance to 1n
the organization. Never have more 01
than 4,500 miners been employed In fc
the Cripple Creek mines at one time,
and then only when all the larger a
mines were working night shift, and a'
at no time have the federation mem- a
bers been much In excess of 3,000. ci
-- - SI
Catarrh Can be Cured. b
Nasal Catarrh, Catarrh of the ci
Head or Catarrhal Deafness, no cure ii
no pay. All druggists are authorls
ed by the manufactures, of Bunsen's
Catarrh Cure to refund money where
It falls to cure any case of Catarrh c
of the Head no matter of how long a
standing. One application gives ease ti
and rest. This is a new discovery
and the only catarrh remedy sold on f
a positive guarantee. No cure. No a
pay. 50c. For sale by B. F. M- t
BIG RAISE IN
Itate Board Nearly Doubles Assess
ment of the Line of the Montana
)THER ROADS ARE INCREASED
wo Members of the Board Tried to
Effect a Big Jump in Values
But Were Outvoted.
Helena, Aug. 1.-The state board of
• ualization has decided upon the
aluation it will place upon the raill
>ads of the state for taxation pur.
oscs for the year 1904, unless the
'presentlative of the railroads, who
re invited to appear before the board,
an offer good reasons why the u.
r'ssments should not stand. The
anrd made moderate increases on
'e different roads over last year's
ssessment that will make an increase
pon the railroad systems of Mon
Ina amounting, it Is estimated, to
bout $1. ,l.1,04to) over 1904.
Besides fixing the valuations the
iard decidedl to hear the railroad
,en ThursTlay, August II, and in
rut ted .1. .1. Ryan to notify the tax
'l)artnrcnts of the railroads to that
It is currently reported that the
ilralI mnin. especially those repre
ntlng the, larger systems, will be
n hand with alln laborate' array of
grlll's itl support of their contention
tat thei railroads are, already taxed
lore' than other classes of property
rd will call attenticn to the falling
If in other property. notably live
ock. amounting to over 7,u10040,410.
Two members of the board, Attor.
"y General Donovan and Auditor
alcdrheacd, voted for Increases con
derably in excess of those fixed by
a' board, buet were outvoted by Gov
rnor Toohle, Treasurer Barrett and
ecretary Hays, the other members
r the Ioard.
The' attorney general moved that
tI roads lie increased as follows orv
r last year's per mileage assessment:
orthern P'acific, 2o per 'ent; Great
orthe'rn, 15 per cent; Montana rail
caI. I,,* per cent.; Montana Central.
i l'r cent; I[ig Horn & Southern, 15
rr cent; Oregon Short Ilne. 15 per
iti. l(uIt(,. Anaconda & Pacific. 15
Ir ent. The se motions, madel at
flere·nt tinlme, were sec'oncided bythe
lditor and voted diown by ti he oth
.After an extc'ndced discussion in ex
illivet' sessioni the board fixed upon
1 increase of .2,A per cent upon the
luatlion of the Northern Pacific
ain line' and blranches. This will
cre'ase' the' main line from $14,080
'r mile last year to $14.432. The
myin ilnrease was decided upon for
:a latint line of the' Orc,'on Short
in., lith Monitaina Central and the
itte Anaconda & Pacific. which
er,, each assessed at $14.,4814 last
ar, and Iranclhes. The Great Nor
'rn line was inTer ased 2'1 per
ilt. T'het I.ig Ilorn & Southern was
ot. al-el Iroll , $1.4'111 to $5.400; the
,,ly !lbrallch front $::.L'5 to $3,4001);
e .1lontani a Railway Iroum $2,520 to
I, *n; thi' Ye'llowstone Park railway
,111 $1,h11o to $1,7e.t. These figures
ill shi,\i lthe pe,'r mileage valuation
ir lthe. Ililil lill'e and bilracllchcs Of
S"j diffter.l railroads olr 19e3 and
Kidn.a Cured Free.
e ar Yiving onel million bioxets of
'ihll's Kieniey Pill:,, albsolutely free,
those who Ihave backache or kid
iteltell's Kidney Pills are the only
unitive cure In the world. We want
Cut this out and mail to C. W.
eggs. Sons & Co., Chicago, Ill. For
le by E. F. McKechnle.
resident and Cabinet Do Not Con
sider Them a National Emergency.
Washington, July 30. -Labor condi
ons throughout the country were
Ie subject of a conference which
re president held at the white house
)day with Attorney General Moody,
ecretary Metcalfe, of the depart
lent of Commerce and Labor, and
ommissloner of Labor Carrol D.
Vright. Several matters which have
oen appealed to the president were
onsidered and action upon them will
e announced later.
The conference was of consider
blo importance to the administra
ion and to labor generally. The
resident authorized the announce.
tent that the Chicago strike was not
flicially discussed at tue conference.
Regarding the strikes in the var
)us parts of the country, the presl
ent and his advisers agreed that at
o point had any of these passed be.
ond the scope of local treatment
or was the administration called up'
n at this time to take action. Ad
>r the pending meat strike, although
it was specifically discussed at the
onference, it can be stated that the
dministration does not consider that
national emergency has been pre.
Ipltated, as was the case in the coal
trike. Until such an emergency has
een created, there will be no oft
lal consideration of it by the admin
Why Davis Was Nominated.
Democratic Voter-How did the
onvention come to nominate Davis,
man more than 80 years old? Didn't
hey know his age?
Democratic Delegate-Some one re
erred to him as an "octogenarian"
bnd the boys immediately jumped to
be conclusion that he was worth
ighty millions. That settled it.