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NEWS OF THE WORLD
/+EM8 OF GENERAL INTEREST
FRESH FROM THE DAILY
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Happenings National, Historical and
Political and Personal Events
Herewith Selected ,or Our
Emperor William is reported to have
joined the ranks of the teetotalers.
Charles Hubner, 35 years old, when
his fiancee's parents objected to his
marriage with their daughter, killed
himself at Sterling, Ill.
At Johanisthal, Germany, Leon Le
tort, a French aviator, landed Satur
day after a nonstop flight from Paris,
a distance of about 590 miles.
Many German enterprises and in
dustries may be represented at the
Panama-Pacific exposition despite the
Berlin government's decision not to
Governor William Sulzer of New
York asserts he has no fear of the
ultimate result of the impeachment
proceedings which have been institut
ed against him.
The French government has sent a
delegation to San Francisco to take
possession of a site on the grounds of
the Panama-Pacific exposition for the
United States military authorities
at Eagle Pass, Texas, seized a quan
tity of paper money Saturday intended
for the constitutionalists in Mexico
and held it as contraband of war.
Banks in the central and far west
ern states will begin receiving early
in September their share of the $50,
000,000 crop movement fund that the
government is placing in the agricul
Rapid progress on the tariff bill was
made Saturday in the senate.' The
wool schedule was disposed of so far
as it will be considered by the senate
in committee of the whole, and a deep
inroad was made to the free list.
Detectives of seven European coun
tries who are searching for a $750,000
pearl necklace stolen during transit
from Paris to London profess to have
evidence that there is a gigantic trust
of Jewel thieves at work internation
Our arbitration treaty with Japan
expired by limitation August 23 and a
supplementary treaty proposed to ex
tend its provisions has not been acted
on by the senate. Means of arbitrat
ing the California alien land question
or other disputes no longer exist un
less a special agreement should be
At Erie, Pa., Saturday, rioting in
connection with the strike of iron
molders broke out afresh and as a re
sult a state policeman was wounded,
three men are in the hospital, a score
of injured have been taken to their
homes. It is said that not since the
trouble began, 10 months ago, has
there been such a serious rising.
HARRY THAW STILL IN JAIL
Canadian Law Not Sure of Mode of
Sherbrooke.-Harry K. Thaw, squab
bling with the dominion's leading law
yers retained to prevent his return to
the Matteawan state hospital for the
criminal insane, from which he es
caped August 17, was Sunday appar
ently as much in ignorance of the next
move in his case as the casual idler
around Sherbrooke jail.
His counsel is debating whether
they would produce Thaw in court on
a writ of habeas corpus this week or
abandon the writ; surrender him to
the immigration authorities, and coun
tenance his deportation to Vermont,
a procedure to which, it was said here,
the immigration officers had agreed.
Thaw is loquacious, erratic, domi
Never in this history of the province
of Quebec or the Dominion of Canada,
for that matter, has such a legal snarl
within-snarl case been before the
Features of Night Show.
Chariot races, broadsword battles on
hLrbeback and push ball games will be
features of the big night show which
will be held at the Interstate fair dur
ing the week of September 15 to 21.
Over a ton of fireworks will be set off
nightly as the grand climax of the
"Last Stand of Custer" which will be
the play staged in the open air.
tNational Plumbers' Association Elects.
Boston.-John R. Alpine of Chicago
was reelected general president of the
United Association of Plumbers, Gas
Fitters, and Steam Fitters at the close
of its triennial convention Tuesday.
Thomas E. Burke of Chicago was re
elected general secretary-treasurer.
The next convention will be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1916.
Recover Body From Wreck.
'Trinidad, Col.-The body of E. D.
Stalsell, the Santa Fe bridge foreman
who, with four of his men, was killed
tn a cave-in in the old Raton tunnel
August 21, was recovered. The bodies
of Fred Fleener and George Clement,
carpenters, are still in the debris.
Doing things for effect is seldom ef
fectivw e ILaA
The annual tournament of the Mon
tana shotgun and trap-shooters was
held at Butte this week.
Nearly a half million fry were dis
tributed in streams along the North
ern Pacific -ailroad recently.
McLeod, Carsten, Cundy and Roll
and Cundy won the finals at Hunters
Hot Springs in the state tennis tourna
A jury has been secured at Lewis
town for the trial of Lowrie S. Mc
Laughlin, charged with the murder of
An unknown man jumped from the
westbound passenger Monday near
Forsyth and the body fell into the Yel
W. E. West was arraigned Saturday
at Miles City on the charge of murder,
for the killing of an unknown negro in
the Milwaukee yards August 15.
Glenn H. Anderson, B. T. Hall and
Arthur Hill, who escaped from the
county jail at Sheridan, Wyo., August
17, were caught at Forsyth Tuesday.
Deputy Stock Inspector Frank Biglin
shot and killed himself while tempor
arily insane, was the finding of the
coroner's jury at Lewistown Au
The Northern Idaho and Montana
Power company has accepted the
terms of the city of Kalispell recently
offered for the purchase of the water
plant and system.
The First National Bank of Stevens
ville, Mont., has made application for
a charter. The capital is $25,000 and
incorporators are George May, C. P.
Merdal and R. C. Friabie, all of Ste
Beginning September 23, the Mon
tana State fair will be in full swing,
with the largest grain and stock ex
hibits, the finest outdoor free attrac
tions and the greatest attendance of
A big forest fire, which started Au
gust 21 and has already destroyed a
large amount of timber, is raging in
the Bear Tooth national forest on
Mount Marie, a short distance south of
According to Attorney General Dan
M. Kelly, aliens of Montana will test
the alien hunting law this year with
the hope of gaining the right to hunt
and fish with the same privileges as
the residents of the state.
Arrangements have been perfected
by Railroad Commissioners Dan Boyle,
E. A. Morley and J. H. Hall for a
twenty-eight-day inspection trip, start
ing September 1, that will take them
to every part of Montana and over
every mile of track in operation.
The Great Northern and the North
ern Pacific Railroad companies have
revoked all passes issued to Montana
state officials and their deputies, num
bering about 600, and it is expected
that all the other roads operating
through the state will take like action.
Acting under instructions from the
state game warden, Deputy Game
Warden Herman Bockman is disarm
ing all aliens in Lincoln county in ac
cordance with a gun license law passed
by the last legislature, requiring that
all foreigners must have a written per
mit before carrying firearms.
George R. McCarrom of Livingston,
Mont., has been appointed by Judge
Law of Bozeman as receiver of the
property, mines, mills and water pow
er plant of the Montana Consolidated
Gold Mining company, incorporated,
for $10,000,000 and having property al
leged to be worth half a million.
Robert Edgar, better known as "Gey
ser Bob," died at Yellowstone lake ho
tel August 22 of pneumonia. "Geyser
Bob" was one of the famous characters
of the park. For 30 years he has driv
en coaches through wonderland and
knsw the park as no other living man
knew it. He was born in Brooklyn
about 70 years ago.
About Our State.
First railroad, Utah & Northern, a
narrow gauge, entered state in 1880,
via Beaver canon into Dillon.
Miles of railroad in state Nov. 30,
1881, 125 miles.
Miles of railroad in state November
30, 1912, 4,377 miles.
Gold mining began in 1861 on Gold
creek, 20 miles northwest of Deer
Highest mountain, Mt. Wood, 12,480
feet, situated 18 miles north of the Yel
Value of mineral production of state
since 1862, approximately $1,600,000,
W. Cameron Forbes Resigns.
Manila.-W. Cameron Forbes, gov
ernor general of the Philippines since
November, 1909, has sent his resigna
tion to Washington. It is effective
September 14, just three weeks from
today, when Mr. Forbes will leave di
rectly for the United States.
Wenatchee Girl Fatally Burned.
Wenatchee, Wash.-Miss Clara Jet
sen, aged 20 years, a domestic in the
home of H. O. Butler, died Tuesday
from burns received in the accidental
explosion of an alcohol stove.
Rouen, France.-The French avia
tor, M. Montalent, and a passenger, M.
.detivier, were killed Sunday by the
collapsing of their hydro-aeroplane.
Mrs. A. J. Robinson, dead in He
bron, Conn., at 83, was the widow of
four civil war veterans, yet never had
been able to get a pension.
CRITICIZE CURRENCY BILL NOW
BEFORE CONGRESS FOR
SEND DEIECATES TO PRESENT THEM
Offer Several Changes in the Owen.
Glass Measure Ends Two Days
Debate at Chicago-Desire to
Chicago.-Bankers from all parts of
the country at the end of a two days'
conference at Chicago Saturday agreed
on a number of important amendments
to the Owen-Glass currency bill now
pending in congress and appointed a
committee of seven to go to Washing
ton and endeavor to have the changes
incorporated in the measure. Mem
bers of the conference expressed the
belief that the administration forces
in Washington will be convinced by
the arguments they will present and
modify the bill so that it will be rea
sonably satisfactory to the banking
and business interests of the country.
The resolutions adopted at the con
"Resolved, That we recommend the
following changes in the bill as now
published, convinced that while not
rendering the plan ideal, these changes
would render organization more prob
able, would avoid a credit disturbance
and provide a system that would grad
ually develop into a bulwark for thi
protection of. our whole commerce,
benefiting alike, and in equal measure,
the laborer, the farmer and the busi
A summary of the important changes
in the curreney bill proposed by the
resolutions adopted by the bankers'
That there should be established one
central federal reserve bank under the
new currency and banking plan, in
stead of 12, and if this is found inex
pedient the number should not exceed
five, with as many branches as may
be required in all parts of the coun
Want Membership Voluntary.
That membership in the federal re
serve banks be made voluntary instead
of cumpulsory on the part of the na
tional banks, the same as provided in
the case of state banks.
That the amount of subscription to
the capital stock of federal banks be
reduced 20 to 15 per cent of the capi
talization of the bank applying for
That in order to remove the control
of the federal reserve banks from po
litical influence direction of the insti
tution be vested in a board of seven
members, coinposed of the secretary of
the treasury as an ex-officio member,
three members to be appointed by the
president of the United States, who
shall give due regard to geographical
territory of the country, and three
members to be selected by the member
banks. The terms of office are fixed
at three, six and nine years at the be
ginning and nine years for all mem
bers after the first term. The salary
is fixed at $10,000 a year, with an al
lowance for necessary traveling ex
That three of the directors of re
gional banks shall be experienced in
banking and live in the district.
That the directors of the regional
banks be authorized to elect their own
officers, who, with the federal agent
designated by the federal reserve
board, shall manage the institution,
That the a, pointee of the federal
reserve board shall not act as chair
man of the board of directors of re
gional banks, but shall transact the
duties of a government representative.
Would Abolish Advisory Board.
That the advisory board of the fed
eral reserve bank be abolished, as un
der the plan proposed the bank mem
bers would have representation on the
regular board of the reserve bank.
That the authority of the federal re
serve board to compel one member
bank to rediscount paper of another
bank be made optional instead of man
That the cumulative divisions al
lowed member banks out of the earn
ings on their shares in the federal re
serve bank be increased from 5 to 6
per cent. That state banks accepting
membership in federal reserve banks
be required to adopt the word "na
tional" in their corporate names.
That all government moneys be de
posited in federal reserve banks ex
cept the five per cent redemption fund
of outstanding national bank notes.
That federal reserve banks be pro
hibited from rediscounting paper
drawn for carrying of securities other
than stocks and bonds.
Ask Reduction of Reserve.
That the cbuntry banks required re
serve be reduced from 15 to 12 per
cent and that not less than four per
cent be kept in the bank vault, not
less than four per cent deposited with
the federal reserve bank and the re
mainder with the corporate.
The reserve city banks required re
serve be fixed at 18 per cent instead of
20 and 25 per cent, as by the former
variable scale. Of this six per cent
is to remain in vault, six per cent in
a federal reserve bank and six per
cent with the corporate of the central
The central reserve city banks' re
quired reserve, which varied from 20
to 25 per cent, be fixed at 20 per cent,
The Leach Cross-Johnny Dundee
bout, scheduled for September 1 at
Los Angeles, has bees postponed in
Twelve full games now separate
New York and Philadelphia in the Na
tional league. In the American league
the Philadelphia Athletics have been
able not only to hold their own, but
to increase their lead. Cleveland is
now trailing the leaders 'by nine full
John W. ("Bull") Young, a cowboy
heavyweight pugilist, died in a hos
pital at Los Angeles Saturday from
injuries suffered at Vernon arena the
night before when he was knocked out
by Jess Willard, and immediately after
his death warrants charging man
slaughter werA issued against Willard
and 11 others connected with the fight.
Establishing what was said to be a
world's record with rod and reel W. C.
Boschen of New York recently brought
to gaff off Catalina island, 25 miles in
the ocean from Los Angeles, a 355
pound swordfish, after a fight lasting
92 minutes. The fish was 12 feet in
length, with a sword four feet long and
seven inches wide at the base.
London.-The great Olympic fund
of $500,000 is not rolling up as fast as
the promoters expected. An appeal for
this amount, to provide adequately for
the British team at the Olympic games
in Berlin in 1916, was issued August
17. It was signed by Earl Grey, Lord
Roberts, the duke of Westminster and
many other prominent men, but only
$25,000 has been subscribed in the
first week. Of this $10,000 was sub
scribed by Lord Northcliffe, $5000 by
the duke of Westminster, - while Sir
Thomas Lipton and H. G. Selfridge
each contributed $500.
At Chicago 30,000 spectators August
23 saw Disturber III., owned and pilot
ed by Commodore James H. Pugh of
Chicago, win the American motor boat
championship. Disturber III. did the
15 laps, a distance of 30 miles, in
42:47. The championship, which car
ries with it a $5000 trophy, was open
to boats of all sizes and the Pugh boat,
Baby Reliance, Barnacle, Oregon Kid
and Kitty Hawk V. won the right in
previous trials to contend. The little
Oregon Kid, powered only with a 100
horsepower engine, after leading for
10 miles, broke down and in the next
lap Kitty Hawk V. followed, leaving
the fight to Disturber III. and Baby
Reliance, the one a 40-footer and the
other just half that length.
TO ERADICATE RUSSIAN THISTLE
Cut Ground With Sharp Disc Before
the Weed Goes to Seed.
"The Russian thistle," says Mr.
Jones of Lincoln county, Wash.,
"makes a very slow growth and ma
tures its seed late in the season. Es
pecially is this true when growing in
a crop of grain. About the time that
the wheat is ready to harvest the
thistle is in bloom and the plants are
small. As soon as the crop is cut the
plant grows rapidly. The size of the
plants when the grain is harvested
makes it possible to destroy the thistle
before it seeds by cutting the ground
with a sharp disc or right lap imme
diately after the grain is harvested.
"'Immediately' does not mean in two
or for weeks, but the disc should fol
low the header so that the seed will
not be sufficiently developed to grow."
GRAIN AND MILLING NEWS.
The Farmers' Union Warehouse Co.
of Cottonwoodt, Idaho, will install a
.chop mill of six tons per hour capac
The Colfax Milling Co. is increasing
capacity of flour mill at Colfax from
150 barrels to 250 barrels a day. The
mill will resume grinding about Sep
The Whitestone-Turner Warehouse
Co. has just completed a 120,000 bush
el grain elevator at Turner. It is 96
feet high and the largest and tallest
building in the county.
W. L. Broad and associates are or
ganizing the Intermountain Milling
Co., with paid up capital of $100,000, to
build and operate a 200-barrel flour
mill and alfalfa plant, costing $50,000,
at Townsend, Mont. The new com
pany has bought the elevator of the
Farmers' Elevator Co.
National Indian Congress.
Over 1,000 Indians will be congre
gated on the Interstate fair grounds
during the week of September 15 to 21
attending the first National Indian
Congress, which will be the first of
its kind ever held in the country. The
Indians all over the Northwest are
taking a great interest in the congress.
10 per cent in the vault and 10 per
cent in the federal reserve bank.
That the time limit on farm loans
be extended from 9 to 12 months.
That the entire section of the bill
relating to savings banks be stricken
out so as to leave the existing regu
lations governing this class of insti
That the federal reserve banks is
sue the necessary currency bank notes
under the comptroller of the currency
instead of having these notes issued
by the government.
The conference considered this plan
necessary for .the protection of the
government's credit :n time of war or
The answer of the administration
forces in the house, to the criticisms
of the new currency bill made by the
conference of bankerq at Chicago will
be a tightening up of the lines and a
more vigorous endorsement of the bill
as it now stands..
AUTO RIDES FATAL
ONLY EIGHT PEOPLE KNOWN TO
HAVE BEEN KILLED
WORST ACCIDENT HEAR ST.JOHN,IND.
Machine Hit by Train Going at High
Speed-Other Killings Occurred
in Southern California
Chicago.-Five passengers were
killed and three badly hurt Sunday
night when an automobile in which
they were riding was struck by the
"Hoosier Limited" train on the Chica
go, Indianapolis & Louisville railroad
one mile north ot St. Louis, Ind.
Alexander Rubin, a merchant, his
wife and two-year-old daughter.
Mrs. Lee Rubin, wife of one of the
Lee Rubin Jr., six years old, son of
Mrs. Lee Rubin.
Lee H. Rubin, a merchant, Isadore
Schiller, a real estate dealer, and Miss
Amanda Kahn were badly cut and
At Santa Rosa, Cal.
Miss Mary Lawrence of Santa Rosa
and Leslie Matthews of Kenwood were
killed and Miss Clara Lawrence was
injured, probably fatally, and Sidney
Elphick of Pennsylvani Grove re
ceived minor hurts when an automo
bile in which the four were riding
overturned over an embankment on
the Mark West spring road, ten miles
from here, Sunday.
Elphick was driving and was blinded
by dust raised by another automobile
when his car left the road.
San Bernardino, Cal.
J. C. Webster, a wealthy resident of
Pasadena, plunged from the top of a
viaduct and was crushed to instant
death beneath his automobile.
Webster, riding alone, had been rac
ing a Santa Fe passenger train, on
which was a friend he had expectea
to meet here. His big touring car evi
dently was making such speed that
the driver could not turn to make the
THE RECLAMATION PROJECTS
IN THE NORTHWEST STATES
Interior Department to Disburse Big
Fund Before the Year 1914
The government reclamation service
has, under the present apportionment
of funds, approximately $11,000,000
available to expend on the reclamation
projects in the four northwestern
states during the remalnedr of 1913
and" all of 1914. This enorinous amount
is divided among the four states as
Oregon .................. 3,050,000
Idaho ..................... 3,700,000
Montana .................. 2,225,000
These estimates are furnished by
Arthur P. Davis, chief engineer of the
United States reclamation service,
who, in company with Secretary of the
Interior Lane, has just completed an
inspection of several of the Montana
and. Washington projects, and will,
within the next few days, inspect Ore
gon and Idalfo projects.
The amounts given are the actual
money available under the present ap
portionment. They are not the total
amount the government will spend on
the projects now under construction,
as in several instances the present ap
portionment falls far short of enough
to complete the project, though in all
cases furnishing enough funds for con
tinuous operations until January, 1915,
when the new apportionment will bh
Under the existing apportionment
the Washington allowance is divided
into five enterprises, Idaho into four,
Oregon three and Montana three.
While President Wilson can change
the existing apportionments, which
were made by President Taft, and will,
according to Secretary Lane, probably
make some changes, it is not expected
they will be be radical or make much
alteration in the present plans.
CHAOS IN THE YANGTSE VALLEY
Warships Dare Not Trust Forts at
London.-The Peking correspondent
of the Times describes chaotic condi
tions in the Yangtsc valley, owing to
the dilatoriness of the government
troops. He says that within a day's
march of the Wu Sung forts 2000
southern soldiers continue to defy the
federals and the attitude of the Kiang
Yin forts is so doubtful that the war
ships, which are badly wanted for an
assault on Nanking, dare not venture
Canal Opening Deferred.
Panama.-Contrary to expectations,
the blowing up of the Gamboa dike,
which would remove the last obstruc
tion to the navigation of the Panama
canal by light-draft vessels, was not
carried out August 25. The destruc
tion of the dike has now been set for
Nobility Meets at Kelheim.
Kelheim.-All the German sover
eigns, including Emperor William and
the heads of the city republics of
Hamburg, Bremen and Lubeck, have
assembled here as the guests of the
prince regent of Bavaria to commemo
rate in the great hall of liberation the
defeat of Napoleon, in 1813.
ON PACIFIC COAST
Fire chiefs of the Pacific coast cities
held their annual meeting at Tacoma
The California Retail Grocers' asso
ciation will hold its annual convention
in Santa Rosa, October 6, 7 and 8.
The "Best Baby in the World" will
reveive a prize of $25,000 at the Pan.
ama-Pacific exposition by the Child
Life Exhibit company.
The Norwegian steamer Thodefage
lund and the German bark Thielbek
collided bows-on in Astoria harbor
Sunday, doing heavy, damage.
Jack London's huge new residence,
on his ranch near Glen Ellen, Cal.,
was mostly destroyed by fire recently.
Only the stone walls remained.
The constitutionality of the charter
amendment providing a four-year term
for office holders in San Francisco is
now upheld by the supreme court.
C. F. Beynon, 30 years old, of St.
Louis, Mo., was drowned recently in
the Thistochina river while on his way
to the recently discovered Shushanna
gold field of Alaska.
Walter S. Hobart, San Francisco
millionaire and club man, and prob
ably the best known of western polo
players, was seriously injured recently
in a fall from his pony while practic
Sacramento and interior California,
from noon Saturday until Sunday
night, suffered the hottest 36 hours in
the history of government weather ob
servations. The thermometer regis
tered 109 Saturday afternoon.
Near Santa Cruz, Cal., Sunday,
Charles Colin, member of a party of
deer hunters, was killed when Earl
Sheldon, With another hunting party,
fired at a fleeing buck and discharged
a load of buckshot into Colin's body.
Jesse W. Lilienthal, prominent in
the financial world of San Francisco,
will succeed Patrick Calhoun as presi
dent of the United Railways of San
Francisco, a subsidiary of the United
Railways Investment company of New
At Sacramento, Cal., Sunday, Lynn
Todd, son of R. B. Todd, was pushed
from a rowboat into the Sacramento
river by Ray Hite, 15 years old, and
was drowned. On June 16, 1912, Hite
shot and killed Willie Merrow, aged
Patrick McDonald, wealthy Alaska
miner, and Mrs. Alice Reese, widow of
McDonald's former partner, were mar
ried at Vancouver, Wash., recently as
the result of the inability of the two
to disentangle their joint property
holdings after the death of Mr. Reese
two years ago.
The Juneau land office has refused
the application for patents made by
the claimants of what is known as the
Chezum group of coal land claims in
the Bering river district, Alaska, cov
ering 1750 acres of land adjoining the
canceled Cunningham claims. The
land is reputed to be enormously val
Joseph Patron, the man shot during
the train robbery at Portland, August
19, and who died next day from his
wound while being held as a suspect,
has been identified as a former con
ivtct in Walla Walla penitentiary,
where he was sent from Seattle 15
years ago for highway robbery. He
was known under the aliases of J. B.
Allison and Yellow Bill.
A condition said to be unique in ec
clesiastical annals of California has
grown out of the hospitality of Rabbi
Martin A. Meyer and his congrega
tions, who have thrown open their
place of worship, the Temple Emanu
El, San Francisco, to the congregation
of the First Congregational church,
and for the next two weeks Hebrews
and Christians will worship, according
to their separate creeds, in the same
In reply to a recent order of the
state railroad commission slicing every
express rate in California of Wells,
Fargo & Co., and severely criticising
the relationship between the express
company and the Southern Pacific rail
road, the Southern Pacific filed this
week with the commission a petition
for a rehearing. Already Wells, Far
go & Co. has filed its own answer, and
the railroad asks permission to make
common cause with the express com
pany. "It is respectfully represented,"
recites the petition, "that the Southern
Pacific is not a principal stockholder
of Wells, Fargo & Co., but that to the
contrary your petitioner does not own
any stock in said express copnay."
REBELS LOOT POWER SCHOONER
March From Sonora Toward Lower
San Diego, Cal.-From Edward Hol
derness, a civil engineer who arrived
August 25 from the desert country, it
is learned that on Thursday 200 Mex
ican rebels crossed the Colorado river
from Sonora into Lower California.
They marched to Lake Maghore,
where they seized and looted the pow
er schooner Ida B., which was loaded
with rice, sugar and coffee belonging
to a construction company. From the
lake, which is 30 miles from Mexicali,
they marched toward the latter. At
Mexicali there are said to be over 200
federals with several machine guns.
Two English physicians are experi
menting with a parasite with which
they hope to exterminate the flies of
their country in a few years.
Most of us admire a fool as long as
he has money.