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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 266.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1910.
FRICE TWO CENTS
That Number of. Fire
Fighters in Northern
Several Towns Still in Danger,
Though Wind is Not So
Spokane, Wash Aug. 23. Three
hundred fire fighters of a total force of
600 which has been attacking the
flames In the pine forests of northern
Idaho, are unaccounted for today. Gov
ernment Forest Supervisor Weigle, at
Wallace, today declared his belief near
ly all had perished.
CONDITIONS IMPROVE LITTLE.
Butte, Mont, Aug. 23. Forest fire
conditions In central Montana are little
Improved. Fires In Lewis and Clarke
counties, about Wilburn and Gould,
still rage. Neihart, Barker and other
towns in Cascade county are yet in
peril. Harden, in Yellowstone county,
Is threatened, as Is also Wibaux, in
SUM IP REPORTS.
Washington, Aug. 23. Forest service
officials here issued a statement today
summing up reports from agents in
the field concerning the fire situation.
The situation in the Missoula district
has Improved and the winds are less
Thirty-three fighters are known to be
dead in the Lolo and Coeur d'Alene re
gion, and two more are reported fa
tally hurt. These figures cover only
the lives of fire fighters.
TOWNS ARE BURNED.
All of the towns of Stregis and Salt
ese are burned. Fires in Gallatin and
Bear Tooth forest north of the Yellow
stone National park are under control.
TTfeTowrT of Troy is now irTgrave dan
ger. Wnrdner In Bad Way.
Wardner, Idaho, Aug. 23. Four fires
are raging near Wardner and the town
is In grave danger.
Missoula, Mont., Aug. 23. Forest
fires are gradually being subdued, ac
cording to reports' received by the
Northern Pacific officials here today.
The high winds have died down and in
nearly every burning district the fight
ers are able to make progress against
Order Militia to Help.
Boise, Idaho, Aug. 23. Governor J.
P. Brad has ordered the state troops
of Idaho, at present in camp at Amer
ican lake, to proceed at once to Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho, to assist in fighting
the fires and aid in alleviating distress
resulting from the forest fires.
Smoke Covers Nebraska.
Norfolk, Neb., Aug. 23. All north
ern Nebraska from the western edge
of the state, 400 miles east to Norfolk,
i3 enveloped in an atmosphere of
heavy smoke, believed to have come
from the Idaho and Montana forest
PANAMA IS WROUGHT UP
Excited Over Announcement of Unit
ed States Inspecting Election.
Panama, Aug. 23. Political circles
here were greatly stirred yesterday as
a result of the announcement the Unit
ed States would consider unconstitu
tional the election by the national as
sembly of Acting President Carlos
Mendoza as president of the republic
of Panama to fill out the unfinished two
years of the term of the late President
Senor Mendoza was second vice pres
ident of the republic at the time of the
death of President Obaldia, last March,
and immediately assumed the office of
acting president. With the success of
the liberals in the assembly elections
last July it was the general belief that
Mendoza would be chosen by that body
Besides Dr. Mendoza, Foreign Minis
ter Lewis and Dr. Porras, recently spe
cial minister from Panama to Washing
ton to negotiate a treaty for the settle
ment of the boundxy dispute between
Panama and Costa Rica, have been
mentioned for the presidency. The
Panama congress, which convenes
about Sept. 1, will select the successor
SENATOR STONE IS OUT
Missouri Member of Upper House Not
Candidate for Reelection.
W'ashington, Aug. 23. Senator War
ner of Missouri, in a formal statement
last night announced that he would not
be a candidate for reelection. He gives
111 health as the reason. The senator
Is in his 7l8t year. The strain of the
tariff session affected him seriously
and the heavy work of the session re
cently ended did not tend to Improve
his condition. His term expired on
Showers tonight or Wednesday; cool
Temperature at 1 a. m., 77. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 94;
minimum In 12 hours, 77. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 18 miles per hour. Pre
clpitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 63, at 7 a. m. 90.
St Paul 1 -1
Reed's Landing .6 .1
La Crosse 3 .0
Prairie du Chlen 5 .0
Dubuque 6 .0
LeClaire 4. .1
Davenoort 9 .3
Only slight changes will occur In the
Mississippi from below Dubuque to
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(Prom noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:43. rises 5:35: moon rises
8:39 p. m. Planet Mercury risible low
In west after sunset; 8 p. m., eastern
time, Jupiter's four visible satellites
&st of the planet.
TO HIS STORY
Legislator Alleged to Have
Been Bribed to Vote for
Lorimer on Stand.
NOT SHAKEN BY CROSS QUIZ
Judge Kersten Lowers Bars for Jack
pot Testimony, and New Sensa
tions Are Expected.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Representative
White, chief witness for the state in
the trial of Lee O'Neil Browne, under
went cross examination today. His
story did not vary from that told at
the first trial.
Jarkpot Testimony Goes.
Chicago, Aug. 23. "Jack pot" testi
mony, which was excluded by Judge
McSurely at the first trial of Lee
O'Neil Browne, was admitted yester
day in the second trial by Judge Ker
It was indicated that bars would be
let down completely,.. . .although v the
court made no general ruling; only
permitting Representative Charles A.
White to testify that he got $900 out
of the St. Louis "jack pot." But if the
court follows the precedent fixed In
the first decisions, others, too, will be
permitted to tell of the distribution of
the "jack pot" money. In that event
it is promised by State's Attorney Way
man the entire legislative bribery
scandal shall be revealed to its inner
most details and the men "higher up"
who furnished the bribe money, will
not be spared exposure.
What Rullno; May Mean.
The ruling of Judge Kersten is in
terpreted to mean that Representatives
Link, Beckemeyer and Meyer will be
permitted to testify as to what they
received from the "jack pot" and that
Senators Broderick and Holtzlaw will
be allowed to tell what they know of
the bribing of legislators, even though
their stories may not directly involve
Browne. Still others will be called by
the state, and according to the out
look yesterday, the second trial may
produce many new sensations.
DAHLMAN WINS BY 225
Remarkably Close Vote Claimed in
Nebraska Democratic Primary.
Omaha, Neb.. Aug. 23. The World
Herald says that complete returns
from all counties give Mayor Dahlman
of Omaha a majority of 225 over Gov
ernor Shallenberger for the democratic
nomination for governor.
ROBBERS GIVEN 45 YEARS
Long Term Imposed on Two Men
Who Confessed Crime in West.
Vallejo, Cal., Aug. 23. Charles Dun
bar, Bishop and Joseph C. Brown, who
confessed to holding up the China-Japanese
mail near Goodyear, Cal., last
April, plead guilty to the charge of
robbary and were sentenced to 45
years' each in the penitentiary.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Wlaespread dam
age was inflicted by a rain and wind
storm which broke over Chicago and
vicinity early today. The wind reach
ed a velocity of 58 miles and rain fell
to a depth of 1.80 Inches. Several
places were struck by lightning and
much damage was done to vessels in
Million, Los in Michigan.
Ludington, Mich., Aug. 23. Damage
estimated at a million dollars was
done by a tornado which last night
swept western Michigan. Peter Col
lier, a lumber Inspector, and family
and Mrs. W, L. Martin and daughter
went out in, boats shortly before the
storm and have not been heard from.
The steamer Golden Age, carrying
Mrs. Boyd and son is believed to have
Congressman Joseph Sib
ley Accused of De
LIBERAL WITH HIS CASH
Expended $32,000, or $4 Per
Vote for Republican Nomi
Franklin, Pa., Aug. 23. Joseph C.
Sibley, who withdrew as candidate
for congress on the Republican tick
el In the Twenty-eighth district, has
been arrested on a warrant charg
ing "conspiracy to debauch the vot-
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ers." He was released on his own
The arrest of Sibley came a few
hours after he had announced his
withdrawal from the congressional
race. Adcording to hi3 own figures,
filed in obedience to the legislative
act requiring a public statement of
candidates' expense account, Sibley
spent $17,000 in Warren county to
secure his nomination, and in the en
tire district $3 2,500, which, accord
ing to population, averaged $4 per
In the warrant under which Sibley
was arrested, three otter prominent
politicians of the Twenty-eighth dis
trict are also charged with conspira
cy to debauch voters. They are
Charle3 Crandall, D. M. Howard and
George M. Dunn.
Favored for Vlo Preoldrnt.
In the democratic national conven
tion of 1896 Sibley received the larg
est number of votes for the nomina
tion for vice president, but wired the
convention to withdraw his name.
In Both Parties.
Sibley is a veteran standpat leader
and has been elected from the Twenty
eighth district both as a republican
and as a democrat. He secured the
republican nomination over a strong
field in this year's primaries.
Given III Health an Reason.
In a statement issued last night Sib
"Owing to the continuance of a ser
ious condition of my heart I am con
vinced the days of my physical activi
ties are almost numbered. At best, a
long rest is necessary to alleviate my
condition. When I became a candidate
I had no premonition of serious diffi
culty with my vision or of a subse
quent attack of heart failure.. I am con
vinced if elected I should be unable to
discharge my duties in the manner the
FISH DENIES THE RUMOR
Declares He Is Not to Return to Pres
idency of Illinois Central.
New York, Aug. 23. Stuyvesant
Fish, deposed as president of the Illi
nois Central by the late E. H. Harri
man, today denied with emphasis a
report that he was soon to be restored
to the presidency of that company.
"There is not the slightest foundation
for the report." said Fish, "and I would
like to have it promptly denied."
GOES TO PANAMA
President Taft Engages Pas
sage on United States
Cruiser for Nov. 8
WILL INSPECT THE WORK
Decides Against Advice of Politicians
Who Say Plan Will Affect
Washington, Aug. 23. President Taft
has engaged passage for Panama on
two United States armored cruisers.
He did not specify which two, but as
only the North Carolina, Montana and
Tennessee are available at Atlantic
ports the navy department will likely
assign the North Carolina, upon which
he made his pre-inaugural trip to the
isthmus, with the Montana as convoy.
President Taft told the navy depart
ment he expected to sail Nov. 8. This
is the president's final decision in the
matter of the much discussed Panama
Opposed the Trip.
Senator Aldrich and Vice President
Sherman opposed the president's going
to Panama in an election year, espeel-
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show places to be visited by T. R.,
ally this one. President Taft refused
to see that the trip will do any barm,
especially as It comes Just after elec
tion, when the worst will be known.
He believes he ought to go and that
predictions have no bearing on his duty
in this regard. He does not doubt but
that the "dirt will continue to fly"
whether he goes or not. He also be
lieves that it would encourage the canal
officials and men if the president of
the United States appeared to watch
ENGINEERS GET INCREASE
Lake Shore Men Will Profit $150,
OOO Annually as Result.
Toledo, O., Aug. 23. William T.
Colter, chairman of the general com
mittee representing the engineers,
yesterday announced that a wage in
crease to 1,900 engineers on the
Lake Shore railway between Chicago
and Buffalo, aggregating $160,000
annually has been granted, following
a conference in Chicago.
Municipal League Meets.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 23. The con
vention of the League of American
Municipalities met here today. Fifty
cities are represented.
Sherman in Illinois.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Vice President
Sherman will speak Aug. 27 at Clin
ton, 111., in the afternoon, and at De
catur, 111., in the evening.
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AMERICANS BUY NORTHWESTERN
CORNER OF AFRICA, IS REPORT
Tangier, Morocco, Aug .23. The
report that a greater part of the so
called Anghera country region in the
extreme northwestern part of Africa,
occupied by Anghera tribesmen, has
been purchased by American Inter
ests has aroused great excitement in
diplomatic circles here. The terri
tory not only has vast intrinsic value,
from the standpoint of- capitalists
wishing to exploit its natural re
sources, but politically and strategi
cally, it is immensely important.
Has Second Gibraltar.
It has a 40-mile coast line on the
Significant Comment by
Roosevelt Stirs Party
IT INDICATES A FIGHT
Taft's Letter to Griscom Meant
to Clarify the Political
New York, Aug. 23- "I am very much
pleased with Taft's statement. It
makes the situation perfectly dear. If
Nassau county wants me to go to the
state convention, I shall go. I regard
the issue as clear cut and, as far as
rm concerned, there will be absolutely
Talks Before Leaving.
This declaration was made today by
Roosevelt a few minutes before his
departure cn his western speaking
tour, regarding the president's state
ment made public last night, and fol
lowed a conference with County Chair
man Griscom in the former president's
private car. Republic.
Take It to Mean F1jrht.
The declaration of Roosevelt that
there would be no compromise as the
Issues were "clear cut," was quickly
taken to mean by politicians today
that he now proposes to go to the
convention at Saratoga and make his
fight against the "old guard" for the
platform and candidates he thinks
Punctuates IT In Remarks.
The colonel made it clear that he
meant every word he said for he punc
tuated the closing of each sentence
with a clap of his hands. But beyond
the statement he said he had nothing
to say on politics.
On his way to the station this morn
ing Roosevelt branded as false a
story printed recently that he had sent
Chairman Griscom to Beverly with an
ultimatum to Taft.
Holds Taft's Position Stronger.
Chairman Griscom said: "I regard
President Taft's position now as
stronger than it has been at any time
since he took hold of the administra-
Mediterranean stretching from Tan
gier to the Jebel Musa mountain,
near Ceuta, facing the rock of Gib
raltar across the straits of Gibraltar
and considered strategically equal to
the British mountain fortress. Jebel
Musa has an elevation of 2,700 feet
and could be converted into a second
Taken by Surprise.
It is reported the purchase has
been effected without the slightest
preliminary stir and causes marked
alarm in Spanish circles, the assump
tion being it will block the plans of
Spain in Morocco.
1 WHAT T(CSjF7A
tion. He has simply done what we
all expected he would do,"
Calls Incident Closed.
Beverly, Aug. 23. It was stated here
today the Roosevelt-Tart Incident is
retarded as closed. The president
continued work on bis St. Paul conser
vation speech today. He leaves for St.
Paul SeDt. 3. and goes from there to
Washington for 10 days.
Sherman Kw Silent.
Watertown, N. Y, Aug. 23. "Vice
President Sherman arrived here this
afternoon but refused to make any
statement concerning the Taft letter of
Denials fer n Yard.
New York, Aug. 23. All rumors
that there had been any break be
tween President Taft and former Pres
ident Roosevelt or that there was any
chance for such a break in the future
were denied yesterday afternoon by all
those most directly connected with the
Those who issued statements were
President Taft. Lloyd M. Grisoom, for
mer President Roosevelt and Congress
man Cocks, friend of both principals.
President Taft opened the matter
when he sent a lone message to Mr.
Griscom. who is president of the New
York county committee, in which be
denies he took part In or even knew
of any plan to defeat Roosevelt for
temporary chairman of the coming re-
(Contlasad on Par Flv
AIDS, IN FLIGHT
Erstwhile President of Nicar
agua Goes Aboard Con
NO DISORDER AT CAPITAL
Prisoners All Escape from the Jails
Pitt man, the American, Is
Managua, Nicaragua, Aug. 13, The
downfall of the Madrlz government
was accomplished quietly and marked
by no scenes of disorder In the cap
ital. Madri left the city Sunday night
and went to Corinto, accompanied by
several of his leading generals. Re
ports were also received of the de
parture of the fugitives for Amapala,
Honduras, on board the Paclfto mall
steamer, 8an Jose.
Are Zelaxa's Supporter.
The men who fled with Madrir into
exile are all, with the exception of
Generals Ortiz and Chavarria, former
supporters and adherents of Zelaya,
who could expect no mercy from the
Rule Will Be Short.
The administration of the capital is
still In the hands of Jose Dolores Es
trada, brother of the Insurgent leader,
to whom it was turned overly Madrlz
upon his flight. The provisional gov
ernor has, however, announced the In
tention of holding the reins of power
only until the arrival of his brother
with his victorious forces.
"Washington, D. C, Aug. 2S. The
authentic confirmation of the succes
sion of General Estrada to the presi
dency of Nicaragua came to the state
department today in the form of a
cablegram from Estrada himself. He
said that the first official act of the
new president to assure the American
people of the warm regard for them by
the victorious party and the eagerness
of Nicaragua to make restitution for
the killing of Cannon and Groce, the
Americans executed under the Zelayan
Promises to Be Liberal.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 23. Senor
Castrillo, diplomatic representative
here of the Estrada government, said
here today that the mother of Leonard
Groce, who was executed by Zelaya,
will receive indemnity and that Groce's
Nlcaraguan wife will receive a pen
sion and his children be educated at
the expense of the government. He
said the father of Leroy Cannon, who
was slain with Groce, will receive such
indemnity as the American state de
partment deems equitable.
It Is not understood here, however,
that Castrillo has received specific
authority from his leader to make this
Washington, Aug. 23. The popula
tion of Battle Creek, Mich., is 25,267,
an increase of 6,704; Flint, Mich., 38,
550, an increase of 25,447; Jackson,
Mich., 31,435. an increase of 6,253.
Flint, Mich., Aug. 23. The sur
prising increase in the population of
Flint of almost 200 per cent has
been largely due to the development
of the industry of making automo
Washington, D. C, Aug. 23. The
population of Toledo, Ohio, is 168,
497, an increase of 36,673, or 27.8
per cent, as compared with 131,822
First Heat In Futurity.
Empire City, N. Y., Aug. 23. In the
Matson futurity for 3-year-old trotters,
purse $15,000, the first heat was won
by Colorado E., in 207 Vi.
Ex-President Opens Long
Speaking Tour at
Utica, N. Y.
Also Declares Cultivation of
Contentment Is Matter of j
T Importance. v 'V'
Oyster Bay, 'Aug. 23. Roosevelt left
here this morning for New York, where
be will make a start for a speaking
tour through the country which will
continue until Sept. 1L Although Roose
velt declares be is not going west to
talk partisan politics, his trip is re
garded as of political significance. He
is to make 14 speeches, most of which
will deal with public questions which
figure In -party platforms, and will de
clare bis beliefs in regard to them.
During the trip he will also hold many
conferences with political leaders is
First Speech at TTtlca.
Roosevelt is to make the first speech
today at Summit park, near Utica,
Along the entire line of travel elahor
ate preparations are being made to re
ceive Roosevelt. At many towns and
cities where no stops are scheduled be
yond the regular stops of the train.
committees have) been appointed to re
ceive Roosevelt, who Is expected to
make numerous speeches from the rear
platform of his car.
Im Prtvnte Cm.
Roosevelt is accompanied by Wil
liam B. Howland, Ernest Hamlin Ab
bott, Harold J. Howland and Frank
Harper, his secretary. He will travel
in the private car Republic. A car fin
ed with newspaper men starts with the
RepabUo from New YorV and oarrlea
17 representatives of news agencies and
newspapers. Another newspaper mr
win be added at Cnlcago, making a
total of about 25 journalists who wil
travel with the colonel on this trip.
The three special cars will be attach,
ed to the regular passenger trams, thus
following regular schedules.
Sseaha at Alhaaryt.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. S3. RooseveiTs
train arrived at 1 : 45 and left five mln
utes later for Utica. Roosevelt made,
a brief speech, A
Utica, N. Y Aug. 23. Ex-President
Roosevelt arrived here this afternoon
and spoke before the state grange.
Mr. Roosevelt, in his addresnv
contended that there are no twa
public questions of more vital im
portance to tue tunic ut mis country
than the problem of conservation and
the problem of the betterment ef pub
lic life Moreover, these two problems
are really -interdependent, for neither
of them ean be successfully solved
save on condition tbat there is st least
a measurable success tn tbe effort to
solve the other. In any great country
tbe prime physical asset tbe physical
asset more valuable than any other
is tbe fertility of tbe soli. All our
Industrial and commercial welfare, all
our material development of every
kind, depends in tbe last resort upon
our preserving and increasing the fer
tility of tbe soil.
Soil Great Resonreaw
This, of -our-e. means the conservs
tion of tbe woii as tbe great natural
resource, and equally, of course, it fur
thermore Implies tbe development of
country life, for there cannot be a per
manent improvement of tbe soil if
tbe life of those who live on It and
make their living out of it is suffered
to starve and languish to become
stunted and weazened and Inferior to
the type of life lived elsewhere.
We are now trying to preserve, not
for exploitation by individuals, but for
tbe permanent benefit of tbe whole
people, tbe waters and tbe forests, and
we are doing this primarily as a
means of adding to tbe fertility of the
noil, sltbougb In each case there is n
great secondary use both of the wa
ter and of the forests for commercial
and Industrial purposes. In tbe same
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TAKES BRIDE AND SUIT
Successful Suitor of Kewanee Girl
Also Pays Jilted One's Expenses.
Kewanee, 111., Aug. 23. After An
ton Gudezes had wooed and appar
ently won Miss Rosalia Jasiatls, he
obtained a wedding license, bought a
new suit, and paid for the making
of his fiancee's wedding dress. Then
the young woman decided she pre
ferred Jazos Pllsauskls for her hus
band and refused to marry Gudezes.
Several conferences followed, and an
amicable settlement was reached yes
terday when Plisauskis paid Gudezei
$110 as reimbursement for his pre
nuptial campaign and took his wed
ding suit. The marriage followed