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. Work to Be. Pushed and Large Por
tion of Canal Finished Dur
ing Present Season.
Forsyth, Mont:, March 18.--One oi
the largest business enterprises is
e.astern Montana is represented in the
'.uew Irrigation scheme which has been
,perfected for the north side of the
Yellowstone river in this county. The
:impay is comprised of leading cap
lisat of Helena and Forsyth, and
f:jor Edwards of this city will act
4 resident and business manager.
e new ditch will commence at the
loeugh just north of this city and
will irrigate 7,500 acres of company
viad between Rosebud. and Fort
Keogh. The first 21 miles of this ditch
will cost close to $100,000, and the
contract for its construction has al
ready been let to Contractor Larsen of
The work is to be completed, ac
cording to the contract, to Sand creek
before September 1. It is contem
plated that the line of the ditch will
reach Fort Keogh next year. It will
be necessary to make but few cuts
and these will be of but slight depth
.lto irrigate this large tract of land.
The-only large flumes necessary must
be built across Porcupine, Horse and
Sand creeks, The proposition of the
company is to divide this land into
small alfalfa farms and sell to indi
vidual holders. Alfalfa under these
circumstances should grow at least
iAre tons per acre each season, and
product is now worth $12 per ton.
'th of the tract is an open range
4 atry for nearly 125 miles. The
,iuspects are that this enterprise
alone will almost double the popula
tion of Forsyth and Rosebud in from
two to five years.
Helena, March 18.-The seimic dis
turbances, which shook the very
foundations of Helena Sunday morn
ing and Monday evening, caused no lit.
tie damage to Montana's new state
house. Three of the great pillars in
the rotunda of the capitol are crack
ed from top to bottom as a result of
the earthquake and on one of them
the crack extends to both sides. Cross
ways at several places smaller cracks
divide the columns into separte sec
The pillars are of imitation marble,
and are plastered on steel lath. In1
side is a steel post which bears the
weight, and this rests on a huge block
oto,rock which is set into the ground,
so that'it is impobsible that the cracks
should be the result of the settling of
the building.
Cracks Are New.
It was first noticed this morning.
Little groups stood and discussed the
probable cause of the mishap, and all
came to the decision that it was with
,out doubt caused by the earthquake.
As proof, it was cited that the cracks
were all new and clean and that, on
the other hand, one of the pillars
which has been cracked for many
Smonths, probably as the result of a
ilefect in the construction, showed the
,face of the crack to be darkened and
It is feared that some of the pieces
nade by the cracks running in dif
ferent directions will fall. Another
earthquake as forcible as the last
might cause them to be loosened from
+.ir position.
trike Cqmmissioners' Findings in
President's Hands.
Washington, March 18.-Judge Gray
d Carroll D. Wright, president and
ecorder respectively of the anthra
Ite coal strike commission, today
-_d to President Roosevelt the re
Expedition is Successful in Its Ques
for Sunken Steamer.
San Francisco, March 18.-Amon
the passengers on the steamer Ne
port which arrived from South an
Central American ports today wa
Captain E. W. Johnstone and a part
of treasure hunters which left her
last November in the hope of raisin;
the wreck of the sidewheel steame
Golden Gate, which was burned to th
water's edge off the Mexican coast ii
The Golden Gate carried mud
treasure 1n~her strong room and he
passengers individually were credited
with having immense sums of mone;
in their possession. The Golden Gate
was bound from. this city for Panama
and was to connect with an Atlantil
steamer at Panama. She took flr4
at sea and was sunk, all on boar(
losing their lives. After 40 year:
Johnstone's expedition determined tc
search for and if possible secure the
Golden Gate's treasure.
Captain Johnstone reports that the
efforts of the exped'ition met with suc
cess; that the vessel, submerged ir
eight feet of water, has been located
and the treasure, or some of it, found
He exhibits many sea corroded and
partially melted gold coins in prooi
of his assertion that the treasure has
been located, and returns to this city
to obtain appliahces for recovering
the gold that he feels assured is in
the hulk of the lost Golden Gate.
Washington, March 18.-Presiden
Roosevelt today withdrew the nomi
nation of 'William Plimley as assist
ant treasurer at New York, and late
today sent to the senate the nomina
tion of Hamilton Fish to that office
The nomination was confirme(
promptly by the senate.
Mr. Plimley's nomination was con
firmed by the senate today after it,
transmission to that body. His com
mission was made out and signed b3
the president, but had not been de
livered, when at the instance of .Sen
ator Aldrich, chairman of the financf
committee, the senate adopted a reso
lution recalling the nomination froir
the president for further. considers
tion. It developed that charges hac
been made against Mr. Plimley which
the senate desired to investigate. Pro
tests from important financial inter
ests in New York subsequently wer=
filed with the president against the
appointment of Mr. Plimley. The pro
tests also reached the treasury de
partment, which also made an investi
gation. Assistant Secretary Arm
strong, of the treasury department,
had a conference with the president
at which it was decided that in view
of. the gravity of the charges against
Mr. Plimley he could not be commis.
sioned. The president then with
drew the nomination. Concerning the
withdrawal the following statement
was made at the white house by Sec
retary Loeb:
"In view of the investigations made
by the treasury 'department the presi
dent has felt obliged to withdraw the
nomination of William Plimley for as
sistant treasurer at New York, and
this has been done."
President Roosevelt then had a con
ference with Senator Platt. The sen
ator suggested the name of Hamilton
Fish of New York, and the president
agreed immediately to appoint him.
Mr. Fish is a son of former Secre
tary of State Hamilton Fish. He is t
prominent lawyer of New \York, ex
speaker of the general assembly of
New York, and a friend of President
Roosevelt. The appointment met the
cordial approval not only of Senators
Platt and Depew of New York, but
also of many other senators who' are
acquainted with him.
Inventor Sees Way to Imprison Hot
Air and Make It Work.
Big Run, Pa., March 18.-Heat-gen
erated in coke ovens will be utilized
by an invention of J. B. Beans of this
place to supply all sorts of power. It
is proposed to establish a battery of
steam boilers in the ovens, and during
action it is expected that 250 horse
power can be obtained from each oven.
The power thus procured can be sup
plied to manufacturing plants. The
amount of it is limited only by the
number of coke ovens.
There are 200 ovens in operation at
Eleanora and they would furnish 40,
000 horsepower. In Walston and
Adrian there are 2,000 ove;s-440,000
As Easy to Reduce the Crow Indian Reservation Tv
Million Acres as One Million.
ie Probably few people in this local
In realize it, but it is a fact, nevert
less, that it will be just as easy n4
winter to secure the passage of a 1
in congress to open for settlement
, of the Crow Indian reservation lyl
Le west of the Big Horn river as it .
a be to open that part of the reser
c tion arranged to be ceded by trek
with the Indians about four yes
.6 ago.
3 By, enlarging the area to be inch
.e ed in the plan to acquire possession
indian lands on that reservation
extending the segregation lines up t
c mid-channel of the Big Horn river
• the mountains 2,000,000 acres of la
d would be contributed to the public <
main. The bill under the provision
d the Crow treaty only contemplat
f that the Indians shall cede 1,000,0
y That which suggests the revival
g local interest in the opening of ca
, tain lands within the Crow reservati<
at this time is the views express
by United States Senator Stewart
Washington a few days ago on t.
future policy of congress eoncernii
the Indian and the reservations. s:
ator Stewart is chairman of the se
. ate committee of Indian affairs as
. through his committee must nece
e sarily pass,.all matters concerning ti
, government of the Indian tribes.
long residence in the western count
and years of study. attempting
bring about a wise solution of the I
dian question has brought the ve
erable senator to the conclusion th
the first thing to do is to reduce t]
reservations to the present and tutu
needs of the Indians. He won
break up for all time the tribal rel
. tions and compel the Indian by fore
if necessary, to prepare himself
earn his own living. In order to co
vince a number of his colleagues th
the policy suggested is in line wil
good business judgment and in "tI
real interest of the Indians, the N
vada senator has invited a numb,
of senators and representatives to vi
it with 'him some of the reservatiox
during the summer with a view ,
convincing those in doubt that thel
is but one way to deal with the I
dian problem of, the present day at
that is according to the Stewart ide
Congress itself being now dispose
to take a most favorable view of di
nosingr of tha Invrea Tnrlian raaars
, tions and reducing their holdings
1. their needs makes the present tit
f Island No. 35 Flooded for First Tin
in History-Conditions Improv
ing at New Orleans.
Memphis, March 18.-The, riv,
stands at 39.6 feet this morning ar
is stationary. The levees continue 1
hold and only one break is report=
in the St. Francis system, that
Trice Landing, 20 miles north of her
The waters are rushing through th
I crevasse at a furious rate and floodir
the Arkansas basin south.
The town of Marian in Crittends
county is in desperate straits and ii
inhabitants are greatly alarmed i
the rapid encroachment of the floo
Hundreds of refugees are in Maria
and every.available building is bein
used to house them. The Frisco ral
road, which runs through the tows
ig under water.
Reports of loss of life in remol
sections are current but only in tw
cases can they be verified. The beod
of an unknown white woman wa
found in the water near Mound City
ity the most opportune for the pet
he- of the inter-mountain region to iu
axt a concentrated effurt Lo reduce
SIndian reservations. Here in east
Montana there is a reservation
all bracing over 3,000,000 acres of le
nB Nearly five years have gone by si
'ill the settlers of this locality took
ra. first steps to reduce the area of
Crow reservation. Nothing in that
rection has been accomplished ex.
rs the making of a faulty treaty. In
d eantime all progress by the Indis
toward making for themselves a ci
of petent living has practically bi
by abandoned. The tribe has pursue
he waiting policy; waiting for the -
to ernment to ratify the make-s]
ad treaty adopted four years ago in
lo- der that the tribe may be suppi
of -with funds to continue -fOT a series
es years subjects of governmental supp
00 The Stewart idea contemplates w
the reduction of the reservations to
of wants of the Indian also a poil
!r- which will weave the red man into
)n methods of the white.
=d It will no doubt be argued by so
at people living adjacent to the Cr
ie Indian reservation that it would be
1g of question to secure the consent
n- the tribe' for the cession of the res
n- vation from the Big Horn river we
Id As a matter of fact were congress
is- disposed the wishes of the Indians
ie respect to that question need not
A consulted should congress deem
.' to the best interest of the tribe to
to linquish paiore territory than the
n- dians real'ly°-"ished to yield to wh
n- settlement.
at The case from Oklahoma territc
ae concerula. a reservation in that pi
re of the country, which was pass
4d upon by the United States suprei
Ia court, decided for,, all time that i
e; authori$itb~ say when and under wl
to conditions the area of Indian .res
v- vations shall be reduced rested I
it with the tribe claiming title to t
;h lands. The court decided that t
me matter in issue rested entirely wi
e- the department of the interior and t
Ir law making body at Washington.
5- So it Would seem that the, cession
s more lands from the Crow Indi
)f reservation than was originally
e tended by the treaty entered into wi
a- the tribe four years ago depends
d most wholly on the efforts of the pi
I. ple residing adjacent to the reseri
d tion. Congressional sentiment is ri
s- idly crystalizing in favor of enlai
i- ing the public land domain.
L I instean or the citizens o0 this lo
ne i y waiting until next winter to
negroes, who were picked up
steamboats. The city authorities h
turned over several buildings for tl
A dispatch from Covington sta
that Island No. 35, which is conside
one of the highest in the north end
the river, is flooded for the first ti
V- in its history. Sixty persons w
rescued from the island this morn
by a steamer.
Reports from Helena state that
people of North Helena are alrm
D The levee before that part of
tc.wn will hold only one foot more
The Hdntington levee in Bolil
re county, Miss., continues to hold.
The situation in North Memphis
unchanged. People are transferred
Iskiffs and many are idle because
the shutting down of several in:
Conditions Are Improved.
New Orleans, March 18.-The f;
to that there has been no rise of con
.d .quence since Saturday and that I
Lt weather continues clear has enab]
e. the authorities to materially imprc
is the temporary levees in front of N
ig Orleans. The gauge today marlt
19.3, a rise of 1 in 24 hours. All t
n levees south of the Red river contin
ts to hold. Men today are working
Lt the levee between New Orleans a
l. Kenner and the Sarpey levee abc
.n Kenner. The Mississippi valley ]
g trol train .is carrying men and n
l- terial to the scene.
It Saved His Leg.
:e P. A. Danforth of Lagrange, G
o suffered for six months with a frig:
Y ful running sore on his leg, but wril
a that Bucklen's Arnica Salve who
F. cured it in five days. For ulcW
pie something for themselves in the
ke of reducing the Crow reservatior
he them go about t e work in a
rn tematic mpanner during the sun
im- months and present their claim
id. an intelligent document the first
ce that congress convenes next wit
he Let them show the members of
he national law-making body the i
di- uselessness of allowing the Ind
pt tc retain possessipn of any of the
he ritory lying west of the Big I
,ns river.
m- There should be a competent 4
en, mittee appointed from among the I
a of the people whose duty it shal
)v- during the summer months to ga
ift statistics on the present conditiol
ar- the Crow Indian tribe. Let that c
ed mittee even go so far as to inquire
of to and make a fair and impartial
nrt port on the progress, if any has 1
th made, by the Indians during the
he few years in the way of earning
cy themselves their own livelihood.
he Having fortified themselves i
the statistics regarding the Ind
ae as a tribe, together with the fi
w concerning the utter foolishness
ut the government for longer maintail
of any part of the reservation wesl
3r- the Big Horn river for the use of
it. Indians, the people would ,theft be I
so to present an argument to congi
in which would have some weight
be would 'materially aid many meml
it of that body already favorable to
e- plan of reducing Indian reservatil
n- The citizens of the city and its
te mediate vicinity have it within tl
power to aid materially to add
rY proximately 2,000,000 acres of I
rt, to the public domain. They cap ni
'd ufacture sentiment rapidly to bi
ie about the accomplishment of res'
ie in that dirertion. They will hav
at large contingent in ' congress v
r-j them .next winter which has alre
At given public. expressions as to, w
he its future policy will be in relat
te to Indian government and Ind
;h lands.
Le Of the wide-spread effect of
plan proposed, should it meet "n
.A success, no one would attempt at i
,n time to make predictions in detail.
a- It simply means the adding of
h empire in itself to the already gr
.1- commonwealth of Montana. It men
"- homes for many thousands of wl
I- settlers and will leave the Indil
P- with more land than the tribe will e
I- be able to take care of.
Let us demand that the reservat
ci t lines ue reouceo to tne 1Mig kd
do river.
Senator Newlands Would Invite
in, land Republic to Become
of State of Union.
Washington, March 18.-The r
ct question again was discussed in
se- senate today. Mr. Money spoke
:he two hours, his remarks having dir
led reference to the action of the, pr,
yve dent in closing the Indianola (Mir
ew postoffice. Mr. Money explained
:ed the outset of his remarks that if
h.. could secure consent for leave to pi
.e he would not take up the time of 1
Oi senate. The sentiment of the sen
nd seemed to be that remarks not
we livered should not be spread on
pa- record. He thereupon proceeded i
i8- delivered himself of some severe sti
tures on the president, stating in 1
course of his remarks that Mr. Roc
velt was not the president of Amer
a., but the president of the "Black Be'
bt. At time he was closely interrogal
:es by Messrs. Foraker and Spooner.
Ily Before adjournment at 7 o'clock
rs, night the senate entered into a un
he Imimln *roomont *,, u nn i
Sdisappointed by the discover
there were more speeches to be
it, oppositon to the treaty tha
been counted upon. Indeed,
difficult to secure an agreem
vote even tomorrow and it w.
dent that this result could no
VO been accomplished but for the -
of senators to secure a final as
ment of the session. The exi
session covered six hours and
voted largely to adverse criticli
way the treaty.
let Plea for Annexation.
sys- During the day Senator No
mer made a plea for the annexat
I in Cuba and presented an amendp
day the treaty tendering an invithi
ter, that island to become a state
the American union.
tter The debate was participated
ans Senators MccEnery, Newlands,
ter- er, Teller, Nelson, Gorman, C
orn Bailey and Carmack.
The senate met at 11 o'cloc
om. soon Mr. Money of Mississippi,
ody cordance with his notice prel
be given, spoke on the Indianola,
her postoffice case.
ý of "It was the important and
om- tutional right of a great cot
in- said Mr. Money, "to' have it:
re- handled regularly. Letters," he
een "which have been addressed t(
Past ing men, to important county c
for residing at Indianola, have bee:
to Greenville and this," he dei
rlth "was an unwarrantable interf
ans with the liberty and rights
pcts people of Indianola. If it' was i
of ed to punish the people of Ind
ing in particular, the punishment
of gone far enough. The depar
the had shown to the world its aut
ble and nobody had disputed it. I
ess clare that the postmaster-genera
Lnd done all he could to heal the 1
ers and not continue stubborn and
ions. people hate the administration."
Washington, March 18.-News
the revolution in Uruguay was bont
with to the state department today in i
this patch from United States C0
Swan at Monevideo, as follows:
an "Monevideo, March 17.-R'eoil
reat has broken out. Railway destro
pans 8,000 men are camped outside,
hite shaling to attack the city. Revoli
ians is serious."
ever Luis Alberto de Herrera, assil
secretary and charge d'affaires ol
tion Uruguayan legation, was much
[orn prised to learn of Consul Swan's
blegram. His last advices from
tevideo concerned the election an
auguration, on March 1, last, of
new president, Jose Battle Ord(
who succeeded President Juan (
IT tas. This ceremony passed off qui
President Ordonez is a member ol
red party, but since the fusioi
the red and white parties some y
ago, party lines have not been str
ES drawn. President Ordonez is des
ed by Dr. Herrera as a man of ei
tional ability and force and at the
of his election he was regarde(
acceptable to both parties. H,
4A considered by some as too impett
U "My country is just now enjo
an era of unparalleled prosper
said Dr. Herrera, tonight. "I re
to learn that friction has develo
Eight thousand troops, however,
not enough to menace Montevi
which is a city of 250,000 inhabit
Furthermore, the government ret
a standing guard at the capital o
000 soldiers and I do not for an
ace stant fear that the capital will be
the en."
s.) Butte People Nominate Him on s
at zen's Ticket.
he [Special to The Gazette.]
int Butte, March 19.-Another ma
the which will further bripg the ques
ate of election of a mayor for the
de- in doubt is presented to the citizen
the the town today. Democrats and
nd publicans are signing a petition -
ic- ing Henry Mueller as a citizens' ,
the didate for the honor. When the n
ºse- reached Mr. Mueller he protested
ica it was not until a late hour this al
it." noon when he consented to allow
ted name to be used in connection,
the campaign.
to- Mr, Mueller for yearq has be
an- member of the city board of edu.I

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