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WALLACE DEAD SOLDIER, DIPLOMAT AND AUTHOR ANSWERS LAST CALL. THE END CAME PEACEFULLY "I Am Ready to Meet My Maker," Were His Last Conscious Words. Cradfordsville, Ind., Feb. 16.-Gen eral Lew Wallace, author of "Ben Hur," one time ,minister to Turkey, and a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars, died at his home in this city last inght, aged 78 years. The health of General Wallace has been failing for several years, and for months, de spite the efforts of the family to keep the public'in ignorance of his true con dition, it has been known that his vig orous constitution could not much lon ger withstand the revages of a wast ing diseease. For more than a year General Wa! lace has been unable to properly as similate food. At no time has he ever oonfessed his belief that the end was near, and his rugged constitution and remarkable vitality have been respon aible for prolonging his life several months. Scene at Deathbed. The deathbed scene was one of cafmness. Besides his physician only his wife, 'his son, Henry Wallace of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Wallace, were present. When told by his physician l that he was dying, General Wallace was perfectly calm, and his last words were expressions of cheer to his grief tS.ricken family. Bidding them farewell, he said: "I am ready to meet my Maker," and I#psed into an unconsciousness from which he did not recover. Biographical Sketch. 'Lew Wallace was born in Brook ville., Ind., April 10, 1827. He was the son of a distinguished lawyer, David Wallace, who was once governor and twice lieutenant governor of his state. The name of the family homestead is Crawfordsville and it was there that General Wallace passed the last years of his life and there he breathed his last.. He distinguished himself as a soldier, a diplomat and an author. Under his father's diirection he studied law, but while yet a student volun teered for the Mexican war. When the war ended, he completed his law studies and practiced until the covil war broke out. He at once enlisted and as adjutant general of the state of Indiana organized the Eleventh Indi ana volunteers, of which regiment he was made colonel. He served with 'brilliant distinction at Fort Donelson, Shiloh and other imporatna engage ments. His part ,in the great battle of Shiloh was conspicuous and is famil .ar to those who know the history of the war. His service won him succes sive promotions and when the war ended he held the rank of major gen eral. After the death of President Lincoln General Wallace was appointed a member of the commission that tried the persons charged with the assassi nation. In 1866 he was sent to Mex ioo on a diplomatic -mission; in 1880 he was ,made governor of New Mexico; In the following year he was appointe I •minister to Turkey, in which capacity hie served for four years. His diplo -nratic service was characterized 'by the same energy and dash that won ilm fame in the civil war and marked aim as a broad, thorough and intense ly patriotic American. Contrary to general belief, General 'Walrace's great work, "Ben Hur," was not the result of his residence in the orient; it was written before he went ' pon his Turkish mission and was the outcome of years of patient study and an earnest religious nature. This story, easily his masterpiece, was is sned in 1880 and at once attained pop. jalr favor. It had been preceded by "The Fair God," his first important work as an author. This story, which deals. with the conquest of Mexico, 'while ranking high in American litera taure, has never been as popular as General Wallace's "Tale of the Clsist," which is 'the sub-title which be gave "Ben Hur." i'ý, "Prince of India." In 1893 General Wallace published a norer pretentious tale, "The Prince of i are pretentious tale, "The Prince of ~ which has never Ibecome as popu - ' as the preceding works. In more ,U meat years, General Wallace contrib OII ly to the magazines of this ; hi "Commodus," a tragedy, blak. verse; his "Boyhood of S biographical study, and W rilag of Malktoon,'"' a blank rleaita narrate poem-all ao in mapalsas befoie being pub lished da permanent form. General Wallace also wrots a biography of ex Pres'dent Harrison, which attracted much attention. For several years uteneral Wallace had been in poor health; his .advanc ing years and his active life told on his strong ccz:.ltitution and he for sook public life and the pursuit of lit erature and lived quietly and happily on the old family homestead, where ne was born and where he received the tender care of loving friends during the closing years of his memorable life. Direct Cause of His Death. Crawfordsville, Ind., Feb. 16.-Doc .tor Ristine, who had been General Wallace's physician for many years, said last night that the direct cause of the general's death was exhaustion, re sulting from starvation. He had been an inveterate smoker and this, was as scrbed as the cause of his illness pri marily. He gave up the habit, 'how ever, and lent every aid to the skillen specialists that were called. He failed slowly, but surely, and three months ago his condition became alarming. He rarely left his home and the last time he was on the streets was No vember 4. -Soon 'after he was confined to bed and since that time he sat up only a few hours each day. A week ago it became known he was sinking rapidly. DOCTOR IS ROBBED. Highwaymen Shoot Coachman and Ransack Residence. Minneapolis, Feb. 16.-Early today three masked highwaymen lying In wait upon the front veranda of the residence of Doctor Phillip Mueller leveled their revolvers at the returning hpysician and his coachman, Emil Roggatz. They shot the latter through the abdomen and then robbed the doc tor and his coachman of $60. When Mrs. Mueller, attracted by the shooting, opened the door to let her husband in, a big St. Bernard dog bounded out of the vestibule at the robbers. The dog was killed. Mrs. Mueller was commanded by the rob 'bers to stand, but she ran through the house to a back door and alarmed the neighborhood. The robbers then ransacked the house and after securing their booty jumped into the doctor's cutter and drove away. The coachman was taken to the city hospital, where it is feared he will die. Charged With Assault. Livingstson, Feb. 16.-Harvey Wood, a ranch hand, was arrested yesterday morning charged with assault in the first degree. It is claimed that during a quarrel which occurred at the Woods ranch, 15 miles east of this city, Wood struck Ed Grieger, injuring him severely. Early Tuesday evening the two men became engaged in a war of wards, which soon led to a fightwhich resulted in Wood being worsted. Lat er he secured a revolver and went af ter Gnieger again, but instead of shoot ing, as he threatened, he struck Grie ger several times uIron the head, in flicting severe wounds. Wood will be given a hearing .today. Receiver Is Wanted. Newark, N. J., Feb. 16.-Application for the appointment of a receiver for the Standard Lead and Smelting com pany was made to Vice Ohancellor Emory yesterday by Alois Brombach, one of the stockholders of the com pany. He alleges that the company Is insolvent. It is capitalized at $1.000, 000. Lowell Appointed. Washington, Feb. 16.-Francis C. Lowell, now United States district judge of Massachusetts, has been ap pointed United States circuit judge for the First circuit, just created by act of congress. His successor as district judge will 'be J'rederick Dcdge of Bos ton. She Wants a Divorce. Paris, Feb. 16.-Jeanne Charcot, grand-daughter of Victor Hugo, filed a petition for divorce in the Paris courts against her husband, Doctor Jean Charcot. Negro Brute Shot By Mob. Smithville, Tex., Feb. 1'(.-A negro charged with criminally assaulting Mrs. Powell Tiffany has been captur ed and shot to pieces by a mob. He was identified as the man wanted and made a full confession. In his confes sion the negro implicated three others and it is said that there are three women involved in the crime. 'lTwo of these persons have been arrested and the third ids now being !sought. While searching for the negro, the Smith. ville mob found hanging to a tree the body of the Mexican taken from offi cers at Dale and lynched. Phone to Frenchy At Billings woodyard for all kinds of first-class wood. Bell phone 65F; Moffett, 289. BatisfatiUon guaranteed. tt ALFRED BURY. ARE FIGHTING GIANT TRUST t- KANSAS OIL PRODUCERS WRITE e TO ROOSEVELT. e ASK PRESIDENT FOR AID Claim Standard Oil Company Has Placed a Boycot on the Kan sas Product. Topeka, Kas., Feb. 16.-The Kansas Oil Producers' association yesterday sent the following telegram to Presl dent Roosevelt: "Topeka, Kas., Feb. 15.-To Theo dore Roosevelt, Washington: The un dersigned, representing the oil pro ducers of the state 'of Kansas, and speaking for the intelligent and indus trious people of the state, and wishing the spirit of fair play everywhere, ap peal to you and through our secretary of the interior, and by you to the con gress of the United States, for help in the undertaking of the legislature 'ot the state to protect the oil industry of the state from the oppression of the Standard Oil trust. "Because the legislature presumes to exercise a natural function of gov ernment by legislating for the welfare and protection of industries within the borders of the state against the op-t pression of all 'monopolies; and be cause the legislature proposes to try t the experiment of a public oil refinery as a means of preserving and making , profitable the oil industry, the general manager of the Standard Oil company i had declared a boycott upon Kansas oil, and one of his subordinates has in sulted our people by expressing in the public prints a groundless fear that they will destroy the company's prop erty. Says It Is a Menace. e "We further represent to you that 'a menace to the crude oil market is . ccntinued ownership ,by the Standard I Oil company of what is known as the 1 'Foster lease' of the Osage Indian res ervation. This reservation includes one and a half million acres of lana, which contains a reservoir of petro leum so rich that if the Standard Oil company should own and develop it, that company will have a ,supplp of oil that will make it independent of pri vate production, not only in the west, but all over the United States. The lease is nominally held by 'straw men,' but it really is in the grip of the Stan dard Oil company, and the oil produc ers appeal to the president, the secre tary 'of the interior and the congress to refuse the application now pending for its extension. It is too much for the government to give to the Stand ard Oil company, or its agents, an or ganization which is already so power ful that it presumes to be greater than the people and the government. Promise of Company. "The Kansas oil field has been de veloped on the promise of fair play and good prices by the Standard (Oil company, but now that the supply is sufficient for the need of the company, it, as it has dcne in other fields, has reduced the price below a profit, and the men who have invested their money will lose it and the field will languish, unless government, state and nation refuses to confer upon the company additional rights and fran chises and turns in the other direction and legislates for the people awhile. Respectfully. submitted, "Kansas Oil Producerst Association, "By H. D. West, President, "W. E. Parker, Secretary." Investigation Ordered. Washington, Feb. 16.-President Roosevelt has directed James R. Gar field, commissioner of corporations of the department of commerce and la bor, to begin immediately the oil inves tigation requested .by the house of rep resentatives yesterday in a resolution adopted unanimously. The investiga 'tion by the direction of the president will be rigid and comprehensive. The president has addressed a letter to Commissioner Garfield in which he has given his directions and presented an outline of his views. The inquiry will be pressed as rap idly as possible. The scope of the in vestigation and the time it will occupy can not Abe indicated at this time. Rep resentative Campbell of Kansas, the i author of the resolution adopted by t the house, had a conference with Pres- t ident Roosevelt today. Mr. Campbell's t idea is that the investigation should t concern particularly the situation in a the Kansas field, but he expressed to the president his 'belief that the In- 1 quiry, once begun, would extend to a the operations of the Standard Oil 1 Oompan6y in the Beaumont field of Texas, and perhaps to other fields. HAS NOT DECIDED. Kansas Executive In Doubt About Ap. proving State Refinery Bill. Topeka, Feb. 16.-Governor Hoch de clines to say whether or not he will sign the bill passed by the legislature providing for the erection by 'the state of an oil refinery. The governor and his friends hoped, it is said, to defeat the measure, but the fact that the house passed it by such an overwhelm ing -majority will, it is believed, deter him from vetoing it. The two bills, passed by the house yesterday affect not only the oil trust so-called, but other combines. The freight rate bill passed makes the railroads a common carrier, and in this way the oil trust, as well as other trusts are 'to be fought. The anti-dis crimination bill, which has been set for consideration tomorrow, is, said to have enough votes to insure its pas sage. This measure was drawn up with the intention of preventing any trust from entering Kansas and under selling the state. Speaker Stubbs, in explaining his vote against ,the refinery bill, is be lieved to have expressed the sentiment 'of the administration on that mea sure when 'he said: "The legislature of Kansas has overturned the tradi 'tions of history. It is an alarming situation. This is only the beginning and nobody dare 'say where this, frenzy 'will lead us. It may go too far. The men supporting this 'bill have not looked far enough ahead "Our fight here has been compared with the fight of Japan against Russia. One is a small country and the other large, and the courage of Japan has been lauded, but do you know that Japan spent 10 years preparing for this war- We have deliberated two weeks and now decide that we are able to cc'pe with the Standard Oil trust. We all want to defeat that trust. It is 'simply a question of the best method. "If this refinery is managed rlight, it 'spay make money for the state, but if 'it is managed like most of the state institutions, it will be a failure." MAY FIND JONES' BONES. Porter Finds Graves at Paris Have Not Been Disturbed. Washington, Feb. 16.-Ambassador Porter already 'has justified the faith he expressed to the state department in his, ability ,to find ':4me trace of the remains of John Paul Jones. He has cabled the state department from Paris as follows: "SunK shaft, found rows of graves undisturbed at a, depth of 17 feet." This refers to the preliminary ex amination which the ambassador has been making for the ground which once formed the site of the cemetery to which the remains of John Paul Jones was traced. Brodie Commissioned. Washington, Feb. 16.-The president yesterday signed the commission of Major Alexander O. Brodie as assist ant chief of the record and pension of fice. displacing thereby Major Edward S. Fowler of New York, who has per formed the duties of that office since August 1, 1904, under a recess ap pointment. Major Brodie is now gov ernor of Arizona and is expected to re linquish that office and come to Wash ington and assume his new duties in a few days. Going to Texas. Wa-shington, Feb. 16.-The plans for the president's trip to attend the re union of the Rough Riders contem plate that he will leave Washington for San Antonio, Tex., about March 25. No definite decision has been reached yet as to an extended hunting trip in Colorado. Arrangements are being 'niade for a jack rabbit hunt af ter the reunion. Indian Runs Amuck. Reno, Nev., Feb. 16.-Fired with whiskey, an Indian buck yesterday went on the warpath 30 miles south of Tonopah. He killed three squaws and a fellow Indian and then fled to the mountains. He is still at large, though a posse of Indians is now chas ing him. Panama Coin Popular. Colon, Feb. 17.-The new Panama silver coins are fast becoming the cur rency of the republic, owing to the recent decree declaring that United States and Panama moneys are the only legal tender during the period of conversion lasting till April 4. Deputy Must Be Paid. Helena, Feb. 16.-In an opinion ren dered by Attorney General A. J. Galen it is held that after a board of county commissioners has reclassified a coun ty and allowed the treasurer a deputy, the chairman of the board individually may not direct the clerk that he shall aot issue a warrant to such deputy in payment of his salary. The opinion was rendered in response to an to quiry by County Attorney A. J. Wal. rath of Gallatin county. CaUlag card at the OuGatte oeoe UNIONS ARE UP IN ARMS FEDERATION OF LABOR PRO TESTS AGAINST PRINTING BILL. HEALTH BILL IS POSTPONED Senate Receives and Refers the Bill Creating the Thirteenth Judicial District. Helena, Feb. 17.-At the session of the house this afternoon communica tions from the Montana Federation of labor and the Butte Typographical un icn, protesting against the passage or house bill No. 225, were read. This bill provides for a considerable reduc tion in the maximum prices, for county printing. The ways and means committee re ported house bill No. 172, relating to the number of assistants to be allowed to clerks of the district court in coun ties of the first class, recommending indefinite postponement. On motion of Dempster, the bill was referred to the printing committee. Senator Maddox's bill empowering the commissioners of the several coun ties to expend money for the encour agement of immigration, was recom mended by a majority of the commit tee on immigration, but the house vot ed to reject the report. SENATE POSTPONES ACTION. Will Take Up Board"of Health Bill Next Week. Helena, Feb. li.-In the senate this afternoon the judiciary committee re ported house bill No. 105, inspection of boilers, for concurrence. The com mittee on education reported for con currence in house bill No. 114, relat ing to the issuance of school bonds. The commiittee on finance reported a substitute for senate bill No. 70, re lating to the safe keeping of money. It provides that the state board of ex aminers shall designate depositories for state funds and, so far as pos sible, in counties in proportion to the state revenues therefrom. The com mittee on finance recommended for concurrence house bill No. 37, appro priating money for the orphans' home. The committee on public buildings re ported favorably tor senate bill No. 21, relating to so0ldiers' home, for pas sage, and the resolution for a commis sion to inevstigate the water supply for the capitol and house bill No. 4, for a flag and flagstaff for the capitol, for concurrence. The special order for the considera tion of Laustrum's boards of health bill was postponed until next Tues day, Senator Martien having presented to the senate a letter from Mayor Purcell saying the mayors of the state would 'meet here next Monday to con sider the bill and asking that action be deferred until after that date. The following bills were introduced: Sub stitute for souse bull No. 19, judiciary committee, special municipal improve ments and house bill No. 58, creating the 13th Judicial district. Mahon' moved the rejection of the latter bill. The motion was lost ,by 12 to 9, a strict party vote, with the exception of Tewey and Bentall, who voted with republicans and democrats respictively. It was referred to the judiciary committee. AGREE ON MURRAY BILL. Republicans Hold a Caucus and Dis cuss Two Measures. Helena, Feb. 16.-The republicans _f the two houses held a cauous last eve ning, the initiative and referendum measure before the house being the subject under consideration. It is un derstood that the Murray bill, some times spoken of as the compromise initiative and referendum measure, was made a party measure by the cau cus. This bill provides for a 8 per cent initiative and a 5 per cent refer endum, the petition vote to come from a majority of the counties of the state. The other bill discussed was known as the conference measurer and provided for 8 per cent to initiate and 8 per cent to refer. The latter bill was based on the Oregon law. The Murray measure won by a majority of five. The caucus also agreed on the. bill reducing the salaries and number of deputy officials in all counties save Silver Bow. To Launch New Cruiser. Washington. Feb. 17.-The New York Ship Building company has noti. led the navy department that the ar mored cruiser. Waehnlaton will be Iaunohed at the yard of Camden March 18. KILLED IN RUNAWAY. Thrown From Cutter and Strikes Head Against Stump. Helena, Feb. 17.-Richard' Hortop, an old-time resident of Canyon Ferry, was thrown from a sleigh and instant ly killed about 2 o'clock Wednesday afternocn near York, as the result of a runaway accident. Fannie De Borg, a young girl, who was riding with Mr. Hortop, was also thrown out, but was not injured. Mr. Hortop, had the con tract for carrying the mail from Can oyn Ferry to York, and left the latter place abolut noon. He had passed Jim town, where Miss De Borg entered the cutter, and had proceeded about two miles, when the norse became fright ened and ran away. Mr. Hortop was unable to hold the horse. The cutter 'was overturned and Mr. Hortop was thrown violently to the ground. His head struck a stump beside the road and he was instantly killed. The girl at once walked back to Jimtown and told of the accident. The body was brought to Canyon Fer-. ri. Coroner Sam Bennett was notified and he left for Canyon Ferry Thursday morning. Mr. Hortop was 65 years 'of 'age and had lived on a ranch near Canyon Ferry for many years. About two years ago his son was killed in a run away while hauling a load of wood. A daughter, Mrs. Patrick McCabe, died at Canyon Ferry last fall. Mr. Hortop left a daughter, Mrs. Roland Ames, and two sons, William and Charles Hortop. CASTRO COURTS WAR. Orders Sequestration of American Property. Pari:k, Feb. 16.-A semi-official dis patch from Caracas, Venezuela, says that upon the pressure of President Castro, the court has ordered the se questration of the landed property of the American Asphalt company. This decision, the dispatch adds, has caused excitement in the American colony at Caracas. Critical. Wa'shington, Feb. 16.-The state de partment today received a cablegram from Minister Bowen at Caracas, stat ing that the supreme court had con firmed its former decision sequestrat ing property in Venezuela of the American Asphalt company. The ac tion of the court brings the asphalt dispute to the critical point, for it is now incumbent upon the government to make the next move. GETS MEASURE THROUGH. Bill Establishing U. S. Land Office at Billings Passes Committee. Washington, Feb. 16.-During the session of the house committee on public lands yesterday a number of Montana matters came up for consid eration. After a statement by Repre sentative Dixon, the committee favor ably reported the bill, of which the Montana member is the author, to es tablish a land office at Billings. Vessels Being Saved. Victoria, B. C., Feb. 16.-The steam ship Tremont, which arrived yester day, brought news that 50 vessels, in cluding many warships, will be added to Japanese naval ,strength as a re suit of salvage operations being oon ducted at Port Arthur. Investigation shows that the destruction wrought by the Russians on the war vessels at the moment of surrender was by no means as great as imagined. If you want to get the biggest r ,turns for your labor and your ground, you can't uaford q topluntunythilg but 4 SEi DS -the standard after 49 years' the far- uSt and pur'st crult . All d -alers bell them. Our I9015 Sdeed Anuaul free on request. D. M. FERRY & 00. DETROIT, MIOH.. (First Publication February 17, '05-6) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Of fice at Bozeman, Montana, February 14, 1905. Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settler has filed notice of his intention 'to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Fred H. Foster, Clerk of Court, in his office at Billings, Montana, on March 20, 1905, viz.; DANIEL A. BENEDICT. Homestead Entry No. 2653, for the S%, SW/, NEW, SW%, SEV4, NW'A, Sec. 20, Tp. 2 S., R. 23 E., M. P. M. He names the iollowing witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: S. K. Deverell of Park City, Monta. na; Walter Corbett of Park City, Mou. tans; I. D. O'Donnell of Billings, Mon tana. and R. R. Crowe of Billings, Montana. M. R. WII ON, Register.