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THE WIDOWS COMMISSIONER HERMANN IS SUES CIRCULAR TO REGISTERS STOP ILLEGAL LAND FILINGS Soldiers' Widows Brought West by Train Loads to Fraudulently Hold Public Lands. Washington, Nov. 24.-Colonel J. S. Mosby, special agent of the general land office, left Washington toniight for Omaha. Colonel Mosby will spend a few days in Omaha to consult with District Attorney Summers as to suits to be instituted against cattlemen, who, it is charged, have illegally fenced public lands in Nebraska. Binger Hermann, commissioner of the general land office, has issued a general circular to receivers and reg isters of his office, notifying them to look askance at widows desiring to make homestead entries under the act of June 8, 1872. The circular is sued by Commissioner Hermann is as follows: "It has been reported to this office that persons are systematically en gaged in the business of inducing, by false representations of law, wid ows of soldiers to make homestead entries under the act of June 8, 1872, for the benefit of other persons than claimants; that these persons seek out soldiers' widows at their homes and represent to them that they are entitled by law to make entry of 160 acres of land and perfect title to it without residing upon or cultivating it ,and that they are permitted to lease or enter into a contract to sell their claim as soon as they make the orig inal entry. It is reported that sol diers' widows have been transported in car lots from their homes in east ern states to the vicinity of the land to be entered, and all their expenses paid by interested parties, who induce them to make entries and who secure lease or purchase of land so entered. "You will report at once whether entries by soldiers' widows have been made at your office, in' considerable numbers, at about the same (late, and under circumstances which would raise suspicion that they were not made for the sole use and benefit of claimants. If any such entries have been made, you will transmit a list of names, giving number of entry, date and names and postoffice ad dress of entrymen. You will also give names and residences of parties who appear to he promoting these entries, and state your reasons for supposing that the entries are not made in good faith for homes. In cases where a soldiers' widow appears personally at your office, you will, before allowing her application to enter, see that she understands the homestead affidavit which she is required to make." LESS MONEY FOR ARMY SECRETARY ROOT'S ESTIMATES FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR. Reduction of Force and Restoration of Peace Means Saving of Millions. Washington, Nov. 24.-Secretary Root has just completed his estimates for the next fiscal year, and his fig ures show that he has succeed in ef fccting a marked reduction in the amount of money requirdMl for the support of the army and the war de partment. Excluding river and har bor appropriations, over which the de partment has little control, as they are directed largely by congress, the secretary said that the estimates for each of the last fiscal years show an annual average increase from the es timates of the previous year of about $44,500,000. The estimates for the next year show a net decrease of $31, 420,000 compared with the estimates submitted for the current fiscal year, and the decrease as compared with the current apropriations is $20,947, 960. The estimates for the military es tablishment, which includes all items for the support of the army and the military academy, shows a net reduc tion of $21,862,921 from the estimates of 1903. The pay of the army is re duced more than $3,000,000 in con sequence of the reduction of force. The cost of subsistence is reduced more than $3,500,000 and the expense of barracks and quarters in the Phil ippines-is reducted a million for the same reason. The cost of army trans portation has been reduced $9,000,000 as a result of the peaceful conditions now existing in the archipelago. The increase of $1,400,000 for bar racks and quarters is due to resump tion of work on new and reconstruc tion of many of the old posts rendered necessary by the increase of the regu lar army. An increase of $750,000 will be re quired in order to provide a full year's supply of colthing and equipage dur ing the next fiscal year. Increased es timates are submitted to procure an annual supply of ammunition for tar get practice and provide' for an ac cumulation to meet emergencies, which must be anticipated. The estimate under the head ol "public works shows a net reductior of $9,738,700 as compared with the estimates for 1902 and of $6,407,08E as compared with the amounts appro priated for 1902. There is a decrease of $18,053,83I in the estimate for river and harbor improvements, $1,968,095 for buildings and grounds at the military academy and $616,141 for buildings and grounds at Washington. An increase of $2, 000,000 is asked for gun and mortal batteries; for sites for fortifications and for seacoast defenses, $1,800,000; for armament of fortifications, $3,413, 755; for military posts, $2,182,007; and for arsenals, $538,736. ABANDONED HER CHILD BABY LEFT ON A GREAT NORTH. ERN TRAIN. MOTHER QUIETLY VANISHED Little One Placed in Charge of Sister of Charity and Taken to Helena. Great Falls, Nov. 24.-A baby, ap parently abandoned by its mother, was found in train 23 when it reach ed here this afternoon. The mother was on the train when it left Havre, but disappeared before it reached here. She had come with the baby from Grand Forks. N. D., and froni Glasgow to Itavre was in company with a young man who she said was her brother. He left her at Havre, saying he would meet her on Thurs. day at Fort Benton. To passengers she said she was Mrs. Murgetroyd, and that she was on the way to Benton to visit a broth er, a county official, at that city. Be tween Havre and Benton the train stopped only at Big Sandy and Ver gille. She was seen aboard after the train had passed Big Sandy. At Ben ton she did not get off, but as she had previously asked the conductor about the hotels at Great Falls it was thought she had decided to come here and had moved to another car. The conductor began a search of the train after leaving Benton, but could not find her aboard. The baby was placed in <tlarge of a Sister of Charity, who was going to Helena. who took the infant there with her. The peace officials here and at Ben ton have been notified and are at tempting to find what became of the mother. An officer will go to Ver gille' tomorrow to see if the woman is there, and a search will be made to ascertaini if she accidentally fell from the train on the way. IT MAY HOLD SPAIN LIABLE. Spanish Claims Commission Has .,Enunciated Its Principles. Washington, Nov. 24.-The Spanish claims commission has enunciated the principles by which it will be governed in passing upon the vari ous demurrers which have been sub mitted to it in connection with the claims now under consideration on account of the war between Spain and Cuba. The general basis is laid down that in assuming the responsi bility which would otherwise have been Spain's the United States is bound to pay all claims for which Spain could have been held. It is further held that the insurrection in Cuba had gone beyond the control of the Spanish government and that it was not responsible for damages done to foreigners by the insurgents. If, however, it be shown that the Spanish authorities might have pre vented the damage done in, any par ticular cases by the exercise of due diligence, the commission announces that it will hold that Spain is liable. Shropshire Sheep. Thirty head of registered Shrop shire bucks, ranging in age from tw_ to.six years old. Price $7.50 per head. inspection invited. G. J. DE BOOR. 37-tt Musselshbll. Mont. MUST CO SLOW TO SUCCEED WHAT SECRETARY OF INTERIOF SAYS ABOUT IRRIGATION NO USE HAVING FAILURE Better to Wait for Permanent anc Successful Works to Be Built. Washington, Nov. 24.-The annua report of the secretary of the interio for the fiscal year ended June 30 was made public today. The year has been characterized by a great increase in volume of bus iness, notably so in patent office, gen eral land office, geological rurvey and secretary's office. Probably the work of most interest to the west is that in connection witt the irrigation laws. The report says: It has been considered wise at the outset not to create separate irriga tion or reclamation bureaus with new officers and untried regulations, but to permit a steady growth and exten sion of work which may be consider ed as having been initiated in 1881 under Major Powell. Great credit should be assigned to this far-seeing and fearless scientist who, through his mature life urged in public and be fore congress the importance of na tional reclamation works. The work which was begun under his directior 14 years ago, has, by process of evolu tion, become part of the hydographic investigation of the United States The engineers starting as young mer in this work have gained broad edu cation and experience, particularly in western or arid lands, and many o1 them, between intervals of service for the government, planned and con structed much irrigation works. Taking, therefore, this body of mer as a nucleus, and with the guidance of well-tested rules and regulations ol geological survey, an engineerint corps has been formed, designated as the reclamation services, and be ing for administrative purposes, branch of the geological survey. The data already at hand concern ing the a:oount of water available, the location of reservoir sites and the al titulc and area of catchment basins has proved invaluable in beginning the work of reclamation. These fact, have been collected by men now con stituting the reclamation service who are familiar to them and im mediate practical work is thus possi ble, leading up to the construction of definite plans and specifications for reservoirs and the main line canals. Although there is thus available a great mass of information concern ing arid land and opportunities of re clamation, yet when it comes to definitely recommending any project great caution must be exercised, and consequent delay, especially with first works, must be expected. Few persons appreciate difficulties insenarablv connected with success ful hydraulic construction. The con. struction of water storage and irri gation works of magnitude is in many respects still a matter of experiment. In nearly every part of the country where large works have been com rpleted they have offered a series of surprises. Even though carefully planned, one part or another has had to be replaced or changed? In gov ernment works it is of prime import ance that all designs should be con sidered with unusual care, so that errors may be avoided and the con fidence of the people in the finished work be fully justified. The intense public interest in the ir rigation law is voiced in the popular desire to see the water running over the dams before another season passes. No one is more desirous than myself and my assistants of bringing about such conditions, but it is far more important that water should be running over well-constructed works for indefinite number of years than through ruins of a single failure. He Fails in Both Efforts. Sheridan, Wyo., Nov. 24.-Meager reports reach here of a shooting and stabbing affray at Buffalo, Wyo. J Collins, a discharged convict from the state penitentiary, it is said, attempt ed to murder his wife and afterwards tried to commit suicide. Both at tempts were unsuccessful. He is al leged to have shot the woman several times and\then shot and stabbed him self in a fi~ghtful manner. Both Col lins and his\wife will recover. anted. To buy boun claims. At omc front room over W. B. Ten Eyck's Montana avenue. -8tf DR. CLIFF LINDSEY. PLOT DEATH OF LOUBET. New York Police Unearth Deep An archist Conspiracy. New York, Nov. 24.-Through the arrest of two alleged anarchists who were engaged in a fierce fight late to night, near the downtown headquar ters of the reds, the police believe they have discovered a plot for the assassination of the president of France. On one of the men was found a map of Paris with markings of a dozen of the official buildings, includ ing the official home of the French president. This man, who confesses he is an anarchist arrived here only a few, days ago and is said to have accused his companion of being a traitor to the cause. The men are Dominick Santo, 36 years old, and fTo n,- M?,nz, 29 years old. Sant: wvr -.. : ;ith a pistol and Menz . i,h a stiletto. When searched in the police station, 15 cartridges larger than those found in the five-shooter, were found in San to's pockets. Besides there was an unopened let ter from Canatelli, Italy, addressed to him, which the sergeant did not open, as he thought the United States secret service authorities might want it. The men were held for examina tion tomorrow. INQUIRY IN CORE CASE AMERICAN CONSUL CONDUCTS AN INVESTIGATION. OROERS A NEW AUTOPSY Officials Making Every Effort to Learn Facts Regarding Killing. Paris. Nov. 24.-Acting on instruc-1 tions from the United States state de partment to thoroughly investigate the shooting of Mrs. Ellen Gore, Con sul General Gowdy today requested four representative American physi sians living in Paris to form a com mission, conduct an independent au topsy and report on the circumstances and probabilities of how she met her death. The commission is composed of Dr. A. J. Magin, who is in charge of the American hospital in Paris; Dr. Ed munt L. Gros, formerly of San Fran cisco; Dr. Turner and Dr. Whitman. Mr. Gowdy has sent written instruc tions to each of the doctors in which he asks them to spare no efforts to make the investigation searching. The commission has already confer red regarding its plans, but it has not yet been settled when the autopsy will take place. The French officials still hold the body and numerous formalities have to be gone through with before it will be in possession of the undettaker designated by Mr. Gowdy. The doc tors must act quickly as the funeral has been finally arranged for 2 o'clock tomorrow in the American church on the Rue de Berri. The Rev. Dr. E. J. Thurber will officiate. ASKED ENORMOUS SALVAGE. Spaniard Wanted $100,000 to Pull Transport Ingalls Off Reef. Manila, Nov. 24.-The United States transport Ingalls, with General Miles and party on board, which struck on a reef while entering the harbor of I.e Gaspi. Luzon, on Saturday, floated at high tide the same day, and will arrive here next Monday. The vessel struck on a coral reef while going at a speed of nine knots. The shock raised the ship two feet along its en tire length: Captain Brugire has explained that he was trying to save 20 minutes by running through the charted channel between the reefs in the center of the Gulf of Albay in a straight line for Le Gaspi, instead of following the usual channel. A Spanish vessel which was asked to give assistance wanted 100,000 Mexican dollars as salvage, but these terms were declin ed. Captain Brugire pumped out the vessel's water ballast and she was floated without aid. It is believed that the Ingalls is un damaged. A Policeman's Testimony. J. N. Patterson, night policeman of Nashau, Ia., writes: "Last winter I had a bad cold on my lungs and tried at least a half dozen advertised cough medicines and had treatment from two physicians without getting any benefit. A friend recommended Fo ley's Honey and Tar and two-thirds of a bottle cured me. I consider it the greatest cough medicine in the world." Sold by Holmes & Rixon. STRIKE RIOTS IN HAVANA TEN KILLED AND MANY MORE WOUNDED. A FAMINE IS THREATENED Food Cannot Be Obtained and City's Water Supply May Be Cut Off. Havana, Nov. 24.-The strike situ ation this evening is most critical. Two hunderd have been wounded and perhaps ten killed in today's conflicts. The strikers threaten to cut off the city water, and bread and meat can not be obtained. Starvation and an 'archy menace Havana and other cit ies of the island. Havana, Nov. 24.-The police re ports regarding the killed and injur ed in today's riots are incomplete. It is stated that the number of casual ties may aggregate 40, the larger number being wounded. The rural guard was called out this afternoon and will endeavor to suppress further disorder. Minister Squiers and General Bliss visited the strike scenes this after noon in an automobile. The strike became general here to day. The conductors and motormen continued running their cars until 10 o'clock, when Superintendent Green wood ordered a suspension of traffic. He has asked the civil government for portection, but the authorities were unable to protect the cars. Several were wrecked and some motormen and conductors were in jured. The men were willing to re main at work, but the officials of the company in order to protect the prop erty deemed it wise to suspend the service. The situation is grave. The police will not make arrests owing to the pronounced sympathy of the mayor and other city officials with the strikers. DEAD ON THE RANGE. Sheepherder's Body Found Near a Lonely Spring. Miles City, Nov. 24.-Joseph Vale, who was herding sheep for a man named Symonds, was found dead near a spring not far from Signal Butte this morning. He was last seen about 11 o'clock yesterday morning. The body was found by the owner of the sheep this afternoon. He imme diately notified the authorities. The man had been cutting ice near his camp. It is believed that a re volver which he carried in a scab bard fell on the rocks, and was ac cidentally discharged. An inquest will be held. Deaths Number Three. Ashland, Wis., Nov. 24.-Investiga tion shows that the deaths due to the burning of the Wisconsin Central ore docks here number three. Those who jumped into the bay were rescued or swam ashore, while many workmen who appeared to the onlookers to be cut off from any possible escape man aged to reach places of safety. ELEPHANT CYPSY COES MAD KILLS HER KEEPER AND ES CAPES TO THE WOODS. Shot a Number of Times Before She Succumbs to Bullets in the Brain. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 24.-Gypsy, the big elephant belonging to a circus and which injured its keeper in winter quarters in Chicago several years ago, went crazy six miles from Valdosta today and killed her keeper, James O'Rourke. The circus train had been in a wreck early in the day, when several of the animal cars were wrecked and two or three horses kill ed. Gypsy was in a highly nervous state when the train finally pulled out for Valdosta, the next show point. Six miles out from that town Gpysy became so noisy and restless that she was tied, and the train stopped to try to quiet her. Immediately the mad brute attacked her keeper and crush ed his life out against the side of the car. O'Rourke for some reason did not close the door of the car after him, so after killing her keeper Gypsy escaped to the woods. The big brute was shot a number of times before she succumbed to rifle bullets in the brain. SENDING BEGGING LETTERS. Womep Who Got Rich Sending Out Begging Letters. New York, Nov. 25.--After admit ting that for 20 years she had been sending begging letters to prominent people, including recent ones to high government officials, Mrs. Annie May ers has been sentenced to the work hntso for six months. Agents of a charity organization brought about the woman's conviction. They claim that she has accumulated consider able propery through piteous appeals to well known persons in society; that she lived a life of ease and spent part cf the season at the seashore and in the mountains. They claim to have about 1,000 let ters, signed by the woman, which had been turned over to the society by their recipients for investigation. Notice of Sale of School Bonds. Sealed bids will be received by the trustees of school district No. 10, of Yellowstone county, state of Mon tana, up to 8 o'clock p. m., November 30, 1902, for the purchase of One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars school bonds to be issued by said district. Bonds will be issued in coupon form and dated November 1, 1902, and due in 10 years from this date, interest payable annually. Bidders must state in their bids the rate of interest they will pay, not to exceed 6 per centum per annum, premium if any they will allow for said bonds, agree to furnish to said district free of charge lithographed bonds and to state denominations they desire them to bg issued in. (Trustees prefer to issue bonds in denomination of One Hundred ($100.00) dollars.) The assessed valuation of said dis trict is over $176.000; present bonded indebtedness none. Said bonds are issued for building new school house. The trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. No bid will be received at less than par. Bids will be received by the undersigned clerk of said district. J. F. TILDEN, Clerk, 52-5f Park City, Mont. First Publication Nov. 21, 1902.-4-f In the District Court of the. Sevenith .ludiciau District of the State of Montana, in and for the County of Yellowstone. Karl E. Leuschke, Plaintiff. vs. Clara E. Leuschke, Defendant. ALIAS SUMMONS. The State of Montana sends greet ing to the above named defendant: You are hereby summoned to an swer the complaint in this action which is filed in the office of the clerk of this court, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney within twenty days after the service of this sum mons, exclusive of the clay of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the complaint. The said action is brought to ob tain a decree dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between the plaintiff and defendant upon the ground of desertion, in that the de fendant, during the month of May, A. D. 1_95, and ever since that time, vio lated her marriage vow and willful ly and intentionally deserted and abandoned plaintiff, wholly against his will and without his consent, and has ever since said time continued to live separate and apart from plaintiff, wholly against his will and without his consent. Witness my hand and the seal of said court this 18th day of November, 1902. (Seal.) T. A. WILLIAMS, Clerk. By E. W. Dunne, Deputy Clerk. Fred H. Hathhorn. Attorney for Plain tiff. First Publication Nov. 4, 1902-4t SUMMONS. IN JUSTICE COURT BILLINGS Township, State of Montana, Coun ty of Yellowstone, before F. L. Mann, Justice of the Peace. Rose Haworth, plaintiff, vs. Harry Padghum, defendant-ALIAS SUM MQNS. The State of Montana, to Harry Padg hum, defendant-Greeting: You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the hbove-named plaintiff, in the jus tice court of the city of Billings, coun ty of Yellowstone. and to answer the complaint filed therein within forty days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this sum mons, the first issued herein having been returned without being served. The above action was brought to recover the sum of Thirty-three and Thirty-five Hundredths (33.35) Dol lars, due and .owing from defendant to plaintiff for board from the 4th day of September, 1902, to October 21st, of the same year. And in default thereof judgment will be rendered against you, Harry Padghum, the above-named defendant, according to the complaint. Given under my hand this 31st day of October, 1902. F. L. MANN, Justice of the Peace. H. C. Crippen, Plaintiff's Attoorney.