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Tomorro~-UnsettIed. N you use a ,Missoulain MdaNs ad. VOL. XXXIX. NO. 344. M/ISSOULA, MONTANA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1913. PRICE FIV CENTS FROST FREED BY CHICAGO JURY PROMOTER OF ALASKA CENTRAL ROAD AND FOUR PALS ARE TURNED LOOSE. JUDGE LANDIS SARCASTIC Court Remarks on "Extraordinary Victory" of Counsel for Defense Result Does Not Reopen Northern Coal Land; to Entry, but Vindicates Certain Business Methods. Chicago, April 13.--Albert C. Frost, former president and promoter of the Alaska Central railroad, and his four co-defendants, George M. Seward, Pierre fT. Beach, Frank Watson and George. C. Ball, all interested in the development of the road, were found not guilty in the federal court here today of conspiracy to obtain illegally millions of dollars' worth of coal lands in the Mfala.lnska valley, Alaska. Disputes over lthe me.thods of coal claim locators enused the coal lands to be withdrawn from entry in President Roosevelt's last administration. Frost and his associates were indicted March 13, 1911, in the United States district court he:re, charged with con spiracy to obtain control of 64 coal locations by means of "dummy entry men." The government asserted that the railroad promoters caused stenogra phers and other employes to apply for coal lands with the purpose of turtr ing the, entire group over to Frost. The verdict, while a vindication of the business methods of the defend ants, does not open the way for the completion of the railroad as the coal lands still are withdrawn from entry and will remain so until released by the department of the interior. The verdict was given at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Judge K. M. Landis, on hearing it, demanded that a copy be handed him. The court was silent while he, examined the paper. Extraordinary Victory. "Counsel for the defense are to be congratulated on having achieved a most extraordinary victory." he said after studying the signatures of the jurymen. Late.r, when asked to amplify his statement, Judge Landis said, "ti re fuse to add anything to that. I will say nothing more concerning this ver dict." "You never can tell what a jury will do," was the comment of Special As sistant Attorney General B. D. Town send, who conducted the prosecution. Frost made the following statement: "As to the compnletion of the Alaska Central railroad, unless the govern ment changes its policy and encour ages settlement and development of the country and permits the develop ment of the Matanuska coal fields, there can be no hope of financing the road to completion. "I became. interested in the financ ing of the road in 1904. It was to run from Seward, on the south coast of Alaska, north to Fairbanks, a dis tance of 483 miles. The opening up of the coal fields in Matanuska valley was an important factor to the de velopment of the road and I induced (Continued on Page. Three) COURAGEOUS KING ALFONSO. STAVES OFF ASSASSINATION rMadrid, April 13.-For the third time in his reign King Alfonso narrowly escaped today being the victim of an anarchistic attempt against his life. Three shots were fired at the king in the streets of the capital by a native of Barcelona, Rafael Sanchez Allegro, who was immediately overpowered. King Alfonso owes his escape to his own courage, quickness and skilled horsemanship. Accompanied by his staff, he was riding along the Calle de Alcala, returning from the ceremony of swearing in recruits, when a man sprang from the sidewalk and seized the bridle of the king's horse with one hand, pointing a revolver point-blank with the other. The king, realizing the situation, with lightning rapidity dug his spurs into hia horse, which reared violently. His qaickness saved his life. The bullet, instead of burying itself in the king's breast, struck the horse. So close 'was the range that the king's left glove was blackened by the powder discharge. Before the assailant was able to pull the trigger again, a secret service man sprang upon him. The two men fell to the ground, locked in each other's arms, struggling furiously. The as sassin managed to free his revolver arm and fired two more shots in rapid succession, but the officer knocked his arm aside and the bullets flew harm lessly through the air. At the sound of the first shot the king's staff forced their horses on the sidewalk and made a ring around the assassin, who fought fiercely in the grip of four policemen before he was overpowered and handcuffed. ".El"A;lfohso, Ag a oon as he saw COUNTY FkCES PRRBLEI DOWN IN SANDERS THE PEOPLE ARE UP AGAINST A NEW FORM OF THE FLIM-FLAM GAME. TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY The Folks Have No Voice in the Mat ter, but the Commissioners Are Asked to Purchase a Bridge Which Was Presented to the County With Much Pomp and Ceremony. Thompson lalls, April 13.-(Spe cial.)-Sanders coullnty, since its es tabllishnl'ent eight years ago, has had its full share of pjlitical intrigue. Since the days of the cont est be tween Plains and Thompson Falls over the location of the county seat, the hi-partisan political iiacthine has been well maintained' and pilentifully supplied with funds, contracts and lpromises-m-ostly the latter--to keep it in fair working coindlition. Trades iand combilnlntions, ill the matter of the distribution of county offices have not been confined to party affiliations. The usual procedure has been to put up a straw man on one ticket to accommnodate 'his opponent on the po pos'te ticket. ThIe combine in the past has played no favorites, so far as political parties were concerned. Tile candidate, who promised to be useful to the mlanmugers of the coin hine, looked just as good on one ticket as the other. 'l'he people at Plailns have never rested in peace over the termination of' the first county seat election. Not withstanding the provision of the statute, which ri qiluires a two-thirds vote to change the location of a coun ty seat, the people around Plains, re inforced by several hundred new set tlers in the Camans Hot Springs lpor tion of the old Flathead reservation, have during the past year or two shown positive signs of revolt. Last suimmer, in order to cultivate friendly political relations with the settlers in the ('amras Springs section and to develop the townsite at Perma, which is sulpposed to be owned and controlled by Dunlan and Russell. Mr. D)onlian c, mceived the prolposition of hbuilding a bridge across the river aIt Perma. In this way he hoped nit only to divert trade from the Camas country toi Pi'rniaa, but also to plaice thieim un der ob)ligations politically, in the event of futuire trouble. \VIith somei flourish of trumpets the alnnouncemi'ient \wais imade iof Mr. DIon lan's great magnanimity in building the Pa rota bridge, ait his own, or the Anlualgamtnated's ex'ense, for pure love for the people of the Little 3itter Root section. The Perima bridge was duly built and thrown open to the public. The high water almost swept it iaway, but it escaped the first flood, and still stands. But trade at Perma did not develop as expected; the ibridge still stands credited to the profit and loss account of Sanders county politics. Somne weeks ago the suggestion (Continued on Page Five,) KING ALFONSO, that the man had been secured, raised himself in his stirrups and turned to the crowd, gave a military salute and shouted in a ringing voice: "Long live Spain!" He then dismounted and reassured his staff, saying: "It is nothing, gentlemen." A mighty roar from the wildly en thusiastic masses swept along the highway as the king rode to the palace, cool, collected and smiling. A spectator, a pensioned royal hal berdier, pushed forward so impetuous ly to offer his congratulations to the monarch that he was mistaken for another assassin and arrested. He was released as oo as the mistake The Dead Financier and His Son iXAlf j'IT. OJEDA SURRENDERS TO AMERICAN OFFICERS Naco, Ariz., Alril 1:.--ctonral Pedro Ojeda, commandinn g the rlemnants of his federal garrison Io :( trlotl S Iat Nato, Sonorni, surrenderedtl to th,. United States troops on border patrol here this morning at 11 i'hebilck, aftier having withstood a siege of slate troops which lnstiedt for I'i\ve days, anitl in which nlore than half his trolnoprs were killed. The surrenlder was hi:astened 1by the attack upon the federal giarriso)n hIy the hand of Yaqui Indians undei r (n eral Alvaro ch)lregon, coiniandini g stlat troops. The latter force at day;ir.al burst in uplon the little garrisonI ailnd fought viciously, l'he dad on b, th sides has been estimated it 2"110 aiind the fortifications at Naioi, SllonorlI, iare veritable slaughter pens. Aboult thli buildings are strewn moire than 10)0 (('ontinued oin Ptage. Thrie) was discovered by the aurthorities. A young Ironelillan \\t i was stant(l ing beside i Allegro also was atrei., but it does not aliit,ter that hie was connected with him. The crowds mnad a ll deterlntlli t tempt to lynch Allegro, who was rushed into a lhouse andrt kept there until he was escorted by molluntel pro lice to police headquarters. King Alfonso was forced to tell of what he lightly called "the lncitlrot"' to Queen V'ictoria and the dowr\agrer queen, Maria Chiristina, \\- \vere greatly alarmed. The( king snmilintlyt allayed their fears. tie hardly had hen h1wck in the Ialace ili Illillutrtes when an irllimens, clamor arose. The two squareII(s in which the palace looks \vwere Ilack with people of til classes, desirous of show ing their joy at the king's safety and their admiration for his bravery. The king acknowledged the cheers and thren sought the queen. The two stoord bowing to the throngs foir several minutes. The police investigations have es tablished that Allegro recently was expelled from France as an anarchist, after which he we\\nt to liaretrlrna. lie came to Madrid a month ago and obtained employment in a carpenter shop. He worked there until Friday. It is stated that in his first exami- I nation Allegro declared on seeing the king pass he was seized with a sudden evil Impulse and having a resvolver in his pocket drew It. lriven on by an irresistible force, he sprang forward and fired. A woman said to be associated with Allegro was arrested touight. BELGIAN STRIKE WILL BEGIN TODAY Brusosels, \pril 1.-Both sides lto til l in:lh r 1 11I lit o E I1I it \\;. it il g the jon , ncn It s lt. : Illt 1 'I nI hor ing I. bll 1 :1 1112 ('l 1 . '! t XI iii i) 'rl l.'I. lof tile ginll I1 strilke to fiorce the o· r'I'illn tlli 5r1 'int i l itlll tti' Fil4 - If . 1~ I, " : iill ogress of, i \ lieih will h, w-'i lh ] , by Eullrope with the deepost' i int.oSt. It is believe. d ithat 11:1 ..a t lls : 1,1ll Inen will go lli. Tlie re-pl ýt ivO 'ore( hil'. i, lire ptelid ill l.\ r (f W iy possilli foir the sOMti. ThlY :MvOrllont hSI lillM E soldi,,rs :it : ll str, tegi. points in ASling , WORD IN THE CASE OFh oTh Ill 11ifi' - Sll mfIN ll tl'h t. lssiiX ,. '1'h. sm ý i ;list lenders ha vi, ar rangeld to i l sist tihe s'trikelrs with n 11 vv IIt, \ i is neededllt . 1Ghent 1 l 'r id1 y hli, t eln'l divided iil o fourll Mist ,lllttl(l i l ll'ch of w lhih .o illpt11 br..id \l ll I.," distritited. COUNTY MUST HAVE RESIGNATION LAS'T WORD IN THE CASE OF rl'ho oltling enmpllllny which sfhirhl' (ounty Treas 'l, urer lic.litn is re1l, t mlntiled that Mr, Ilinklin's resitinallliso ther tltl.d in their halns todr ily. Thlse t O111 devewt lopmelnts Ir:itln. tIlt terd'l.te. W . (C. Ililrry of SpoIk.. l,1. rl-]rre"s lntilg the hol ding . o llll1 "y, 'eAS in ( ni feriniut r r w1ni l lt t ilte lli i -Xis sinll .ls for l wo hours .'.I Stelid 111 rll1 nlg. 10' stated the wiilt llngn ss -II hllis "nlan to, meet its ohblisg titln it any tietlihe colmissinaers inke thei demand. Thte en'taizslonelrs share the hel pe f the generfal public thlllat Mr. I icklilin will ie titler to nake gtl his sholl rt age, wiloutli the llnecessity for Gcalhin upon the bornding company, litl thel inhers of the toatrd feelr, is w:.s stated yesterdiay in their seossion, thait thley cannlliot wait much longe'r ft r Mr. Ilicklin's relatives lto comeli to his Jhe demand for the ilimleilate r,-sifnation of the treasure,.r foilowe(d several conferences. It has teen the, view of M-%r. Hleklin's friends that his resignation would amount to it con fession of guilt and they contend that there. has been nothing criminal in runnec.tion with his shortage. lBit the colnmlissioners say they ilavo their own duty to the public to con lsider and they feel that this duly de (Continued on Page Five) FIGHT IM THE RANKS' IS STIRRING UP 0. A. R. \1n I n l , lni 1:1. -1 l r II M et ý *\ii, i,.ý," I .I tiI iii I th, I it l~ illH j(H ~ ,, If I, :t i tý~"II -r ,'~.11,1 1 (11111111;, ·11 1I1 Ih II II ýl~ I ',,ll I'I ' III .,II III.1 I l I It t(IM I111II ItItI s it' IIt I 5 Il Iltlr st I ll t ItII us. r l ut 11hi s lt', ugl hitli\ t t 111 fur. I , , l 1 , \1 vs. W illi li lt I'1' 111, - t J1I : 1,411i · 1 ·1 ·1 ( 1 i] . l " fu' I t, " pr, i h 11 - 111(·1n 1 ,I, r a 1,:11 "I hll Il·(\ high 1 111.11111~1 11,1 (Iii t i " h I I " s , ," ' " I ),: V r IIultI( , 1t LUSK BRINGS US THE NEWS OF RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION 'h;)t II , , .l i-:s 4 ut1. I , I i;nll lll n -;I',.v:,., filh 1 l \ lin ~· , ro (1,:'(d fr (1Il1 l-iirrtituttt f d I:l tter iii n, Is to he it.. . , ill , is ,ll , Il -~i l S S It l)tgr ISt Iallrt SuI gaP 11 o . fr' . i lith l nt I Ii( I.'. t , l l I Iis . l .:.L w illl I li lr T e hirl,,l IIIdoned so l ng Ii lh, thIIre I a le is lhiltl irllsoned anywhere in thei we-t, tlre ]throe hits of news w\,hith wlre, lr(.o l i ii l y le ty' Sit. uask tile lridelit nit th i t loS N tin t o ist ilthi tik, who re turn l ed ith Mr. i ,I.tut tittt t rdthly i sit llron ;t ll ttt N hit.v York iand \Vn.:_shin.t . Mr. arnl Mrs. Lusk have L,. gi one ;Ii. tI ,ath ;iuIl )ath were ;4 1 fn l l'.,:o h h11 ll,. .11P4. IliHk w ils ill in \atithitligtni, but isays that the hlullo c lain te tinsN ; ull';tly (,X(T'rtf,(l ill i llig r;tit ll i.u l he .in( .i ith at she IM Iull(" ihllpir f(.,. '\Ve hul u l.l nsant trip," ..ih Mr. Leiskl ?1 , Lr('> '' , " oila d I wa'ts able to pet in ll'' h IIIh with sunte in li rIiatti, t thls is really iencouraging \ o, ,l'l issid 'r ed froml its lhcal Sig nifiln'". I nI-t it (rt sident Bennett (iof' the ltitler lot, Valley Irrigation mll ,, %lwhich is promoting the new t\llst ul;t & ll t ilet, t , n railroad. ,it eyl fr, il al.; ;tul l IIo thatt his company nl runll .hhyl its fin tn lial arrange Ii'nts fir the building of the line and that it wouhl he constructed this sea Wn. \V, know h(.re at horse that the right of way has all been secured and this announctil'lnt "roma the head of the colinany ca rtainly huli it good suntd. .M1r. Bhennett did not discuss det;tily with nite, but had no hesitancy in saying that everything wast ready CONDITION OF AGED PONTIFF IS CAUSE OF GREAT ANJIETY Impression Gains Ground That Tracheal Bron. chitis Has Developed Into Pneumonia- Heart of the Patient Is Weak and at Times He Spits Blood---Doc tors at Bedside Express Confidence in Ulti mate Recovery. Runoi, April 1,.- All indiiei tilons point to the l t ll, iosit grl' 'ity if' thi lpope'i ci'lililll on. At n illlt ig 1 t t, fiever 111 elmligh \11(ere giving aI'Ise fo'lr igrct ai 'llT. |he ilprl ssionl hal d gaTitltcd gr'nii tlhat the trai'hrli'i i 'rli'hit is hatl d4tvililld illnto pnl , nllllall. ill. While not abs uitly den ying this, rll' feilts r il 1 llrc'hiln ij fa Ia'l Is l( : "l At thi presen (lit lit it 'uld nlot lr p. rl y 1' I .i lntlliod Ilill' Ile n ;Ia; butli wi'th I.ifllis U e lllll b nchi tis l o' Il i ln' s tItI tl t dlngs It, , .1( ,ittutii"iionl i x iiroper'l. 'ro fi'lll 8l' 1I1l.''lNiil iwhi . l ii i\l' fii ijif eOlf.'tl, ofl' the resist' i t anditioi 'ist fsgutr of hi holy ttailur liily overcome this d.lnt ,llr . 11 nlt. % hilh , vlll. ir1Vn m l'lo thll i 'lll 'i itfij'iinhl 'h' . iulu l lliliili ill ts a e InIIf f it l fil i o li liili. iss., r , ni' l l l uh, l lorl iii ' ilid .nlll iln l ithe ' iV lin tle pop'f i io lli itii. l l l I seti ] 'i 'l t it hopleflC, but it hoas 1em. erned that the bulletinsl i as prepri' iedu lliy tof il 'iondiligy physiri; hlit \,:110 l und~11 otln the cenll slhip of flit. p pial s.cretiry ilof s. I . Ti'f (' (x ('litti ntill l llv is g iven thillt t a i ,ctors 1ilnrt'hiifav \' mu il Anrlel 'li b .'ldy in ltheir ulletins thI'o ' l d lltill ratiio n, in alhltion to otho'r pathoilogl cil ealitol n . h I' se bulletins i rell' swilsmitted ito Ca( in i Merry hdeil lill, nll 'vhin i thl y re:lr h the pnill e tihey lal'k what h lip llll strl'tinry i o -l ideri s uinl cessary a' d tl ' imlesi ;Oii l forf piubliity. Confesses. A'1" r i. d n lni"ght there ,\w:Is inr ,reas illn hill il t ii i i ' l llll. a ' i1f th 111 1 p lic ll thie fact thut s lanig u'' tiiuii y of is-I Ii'nfiolrtni s l' ill'l ihei n rought i'lll S tIII hei s lk iollrtitl.t was ei sid..eh l is fin ilitulnllnio. that tile a' l'1llhitis haill dch (l'oped Into pnennii gnius r Tst he monk, Vl lves y 1 .l i. \roth l . 'l. i ( ' ll( i i'who has loiun for smlhfe tii', the 'on-'il ilit r 'u'l.gn d i hi reui lif, lh is tes. Itf \iiIs spposed that l' confessed tihe portiff. Extraorl' ist ry measulres Were illnk lait it night by ihi' Vnatle:ln autthorl lif.. Th'l e es lil Vf tl' fliti ' grlndlinora o was on dil uty, i in lrllin g bath within :iu(l u ll sld ill(h , a ol llell linl ce. rA t the iin, li i i thl I lih :il l (' li ni'irm nltl organized ii sp4lu''l pollen Nirvie :wundilli the V:ll il. 4llr' t ;l lill \\':1s i.ne :ll l led Iabout 11 Okl' ('k 1hiIn 1h14 pop,", dilring A stril g g 100r ss of em hllhiog, ,mitlled aI islantily 11l' biil d. 'lhos'. riI'es.1n ltilillght he \eas d( in " lllm tr .shtil I'orl Ri, doci or anl C'ardinal Mierrl 4.l. V"iI. The hat ter, on ra.:'h l"g tl' . h l4side, restorel :,miihi, si.ying that probably the pope unit; l l feel grmit relif, is tihl. liresence of the blood \\,is dltlib lss dui' to the rupti 'i of smill vessels . ll the II hrollt. .Il. Ain hi ., In :i stl:lt inen l i lst night, prior to 1114' 'xtlre ely sll rious col lll hiots which Ortis,, sidl: Grave. "The eondition of the pope is grave biu I 'tll n ot ritin1g. '4'h , caf over. omllh fill' l lrlsint crisis. T'l ut , i' I ht. follows "'Ph. i r resent I rilslwa Oe. to the F. 8. LUSK. for construition to be commenceld. "I also had the good fortune to Omeet a uiiiiiber of the high offiters of the army. Naturally, I asked about F'ort Mhissoula and was given to un derstand that there was no danger of the fort being abandoned so long as troops are garrisoned In the west. The completion of the building of the new post, however, rests with congress and it is not known how soon this can be given attention. I find that army men are strung for Fort Missoula be ing made a big and permanent post. "If duty on sugar Is fixed at 1 cent and if the three-year clause of the pro posed. tariff measure sl eliminated reluctance of the pontiff to submit stritlly t medllical regime. The mto i-t h1o feels hiotter he wishes to re s-tunto his ordinary nteupations, which m(': Its tiss of strength and great dngier'." Ir-'rl mhinight until 5 o'clock in the IInI, Iling, the pope dozed quietly and nltaue td to t he relieved Iy the rest. Atit hour latert, however, lhe began to show\ ristlessliests, had several fits of 'ollhing llll d found diffliculty in bi itthing. in this a ou1111 nt he Insisted u oln risinig. The atltl annts, althioigh I'eluctant to ito so, vwere forted to trcompdly with his reitnestl, hut he retulrned Ito bed w tllhin a f'e i minutesu , unsteadlly. Pil iow .,,'.er piled hohind hint and he hall' tlnl Il ollf r ctIllned, that Iposl 1ioln heing ioire f oir-o tblt' for respira lion. l'roft'essor Mrd hhiltfava arrived at the Vatrlein sholrtly after 7 tn. in. and with l)r. Autitl male ia lthorIugh examina thi olf lthe patient. This disclosed a colngestiiIon inl the Ithoirtx more pro nouneilld ti thu left slde than on the right. The lphysictins issuted the fol l\i\inlg hnllth in: "The day plaised tranquilly. In the afteirnooni tlhe feer rose to 101 degrees, but htonight Is alrelady decreaslng. The trherli ll ronchiol syinptotitms are Uiln hoittiged. "The gelt'ial endiltion talwalys has hill sl tis fai ct tiy. (Slignetdd ) "MAR(1 IlFAcAVA, "AMI( 'I" Weak Heart. The sthilildetce of thell fevIcer caused reilf al i the only serious apprehen -lion is Ito hi thit]l in tIhe weaknss of l11te heart. ThiIs, In i mieasutre, has hton unte r-hnlneed by it doeireanse in ithe littitrent'la, indlecating that the klth lnyst wire resuming their normal '' tl, hullot in was puhblished In a spe 'clial dition of the )hse'rvatore Ito ii n(o, whiclh i rdinarily dioes not pub lish on tunday, it being considered de stirable to, ketep the public informed as ito til, iioigress of the pope. lThe popets sisters lnt niece' drove to itht vI llltan mid the popli observing IunIistlsillut silgi'n of wveeping, said in lthe Veneltian dialect: "Don't cry so iich t. It Is truI I iim I11. but let us hope Inll od." illt-i' hi Iit-i-lmie wet'uk r It has ibeen rtlmairkqld thit the pontiff speakes only In Ve'inhtiin, even with those who are inot sio fi utilar with that dialect. Thei sisters tiook turns riemaining at the bedsihle of their lbrother, who says thiatl hi feels lii iin entdure his suo fr-irlng hItti'r when one of them Is non r hilli. At notn his temoperature rose slIght ly itipo 100 degrees. Several times today tihe pope was partially overcome ty the i'neeunulations In his throat which Ilnterfered seriously with his bratthing. 'l'ihen lie experienced a sense of suffocatioin iiand nervous trenmors shiook his whole biody, while perspira tion gathered otin his frte. 'l'T hI'Ioirs aire exircising all their (('nttinued oin Pageg Three) Ihre is a;lsolutely no question but that a hael1 sugar factory will be con srllcled itl Missoula as soon as tile Ihldhlig ,an be accomplishedll. To look into tils natter was one mission that I laId in the east and, since imootfing thei people I went to see In this c(onnection, I can say definitely that this promlise will be fulfilled. Ilrtt sugar people have their eyes on onlltllanl and a factory at Missoula will Ie but one of several to ,be es tabllshed In the state if the duty on suglir remains. "We\ were in Washington several days and had a pleasant visit there, being fortunate enough to be present at thl' Ilnusual function of a president ialr.on;ally delivering his message to c'lu 'ress. I saw all members of our delegatlon in Washington and found 'hat the tariff question was absorb ing all other political topics right now. Senator Walsh is established in one of the four choice suites in the senate office building and says he will make a fight against tree wool. Sen ator Myers seems to be a friend of Montana all right but he is a party nan first of all. It looks as though Conrrtsslnen Evans and Stout were goiRlg tol get places on some impor tant house committees. The sentiment concerning the tariff bill seerts to be that the ways and means committee failed to consider states or distrlcts that were not represented on the ,commilttee. Numerous toes seem to have been stepped upon and it does not appear that the WllsIn program Is to have such easy filing as hed been ant icipated."