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Washingtcn Lost in Admiration--Capi.
tal Cannot Find Words Strong
Enough to Express Itself
Washington;, Sept. 1.-Washington
is s'ounding the praise of 'esiident
Roosevelt, who has played such an im
portant part in the successfufl peace
negotiations at Portsmouth. The city
cannot find words strong enough in
which to express itslef. The pnesident,
in the minds of the people here, has
lifted the American nation into a plosi
tion of prominence 'sudh as it has nev
er attained, and made it ,the most con
spicuous, object on 'the w'orld horizon.
d While the nation as a' hole is thus
ibroug"ht into the llmnelight, it is upon
,the president personally that this
light shines strongest, and Washing
ton takes great pride in the thought
thlat he is now the most exalted ruler
in the world.
"Big Stick" Talk Cheapened.
it is noted here tlhat what he has
done for peace enormousJy cheapens
home talk of "the big stick."
The indirect effect of his sllendid
-diplomatic victory, it is believed, will
be very great on domestic pdoliies. It
is predicted that it will secure the
prompt acceptance Iby all public men
in t'his country, regardless of party, of
his corollary to the Monroe doctrine:
which he announced so forcibly re
cenitly in his Chautauqua adddress.
TIhis, Hof course, will mean the ratifica
t;ion by the senate of his proposals
for the settlement of troubles in San
t' Domingo. It will also bear heavily
orn his demand for a larger navy. On
all question's of international signifi'
cance it is believed 'that he will 'be
permitted to have his way Without
question, since he has proved ihimseld
equal to the greatest international op.
portwnilty ever puit in the way of an
American citizen.
Roosevelt Stronger at Home.
As bearing on this general situation,
it is thought in Washington that the
won'derful increase of prestige Which
the president has now secured will
add s'treingth to hi's arm in his flght
for raiiroad-rate legisllation. This'
'phlase of the situation is also being
seriously discussed. In an interview
hald with him several months ago:, in
reply to a statement that his book,
"The IStrenuouis Life," afforded a per
fect key to all that he was trying to
do ,as president.. he called especial at
tention to the essay, "The Latitude
'and Longitude of Reformers," and to
one or two others, as most clearly out
lining his policy. He s'aid practilcay
this same thing very recently, in 'a
letter ,to Governor Folk of Missouri.
It is gratifying to know that. in his
handling of the great question of
peace he has this policy constantly in
It is 'almost certain 'that foreign
comment on his 'most recent perform
ance will be of the most adulatory
character, and the fact that it will be
entirely disinterested will give it in
this country an emphasis the ,strength
of which it will 'be difficult to calcu
Talk of Re-Election.
He has said again and again in un
mistakable terms, that he would not
accept another presidential nonmina
tion, and no doubt he means Just what
he hals sstid. At the same time, it is
amy to foresee that the stronger hold
that be now has on the confidence and
esteem of the American people thr-ea
tens to compel him to deoldne the
place again. Otherwise the country
may, almost with one voice, demand
that he once more accept the chief
Witte Is Popular.
Washington has conceived a 'great
fondness for Mr. Witte, whose super
tor diplomacy so ably seconded the
president's efforts. Had some esudh
man as he been in Washington as Rus
eian ambassador during the early stag
es of the ,war, instead of Count Clas
sini, it is likely that American popular
sentiment wiould not 'have leaned so
heavily in favor of Japan.
The president's manner of dealing
with the Portsmouth affair recalls to
the people in Washington his manner
of -dealing with the coal etrike. He
employed the same tactics in both
cases, courage, deternminatiom, diplo
mecy, disinterestedness, honesty and
'erthuelasm born of what he oonelived
to be the justice of his oo.tentloon.
In both oeaes the victory weA a - pe
sonal one, shared with no other hu
maon being. Washington now 'believes
that the rest of the world will be able
,to understand what .it Is in the man
that has so completely captured the
admiration of the American pelople.
Anthracite Coal Miners May Go Out
Plhiladelphia, Sept. 1.--In spite of
President George F. Baer's emphatic
statement that there will be no strike
in April, 1906, when the present agree
ment between the anthracite operators
and the United Mine Workers, under
decision of the anthra.cite strike cornm
mission, 'the action of the Reading and
other coal-carrying roads' in Pennsyl
vania during the last few months, in
dicates the opposite.
An official, high in the Readinig Coal
and Iron company, recently declared
that ,by next April the company would
have on hand a supply of anthracite
sufficient for one year. Should Presi
dent Mitchell remain firm in present
ing the miners' ultimatum to Baeer at
,the conclusion ,of the agreement now
in force, a strike will surely follow.
[Scripps News Service.]
Portland, Sept. 1.--Fire started in
an old elevator back of the Pacific
'Elevator colmpany at noon today. It
spread to the O. R. N. Alina dock,
'burning the trestles of the railway
adjacent and a dozen fiat earns, com
pletely consuming the docks and con
tents. It was not under control until
2 o'clocl . The totai damage will
reach a quarter of mnillion dollars. The
elevator and dock loss is $50,000. The
O. R. N. dock loss $50,000; contents,
$100,000, mostly flour and feed stored
for shipment. Fine on the west side
is still burning thou-gh under control.
The Dry Kiln Western Lumber com
,pany was completely destroyed.
Officers Disappear, Together With
Funds and Other Valuables
Many Unpaid Losses.
Pitt.sburg, Sept. 1.-Scores of people
congregated around the Washington
L bank 'building, where were located the
I offices of the Duquesne Mutual, the
t Lafayette Mutual and the North Amer
ican Mutual Fire Insurance companies,
for .whidh receivers were appointed,
r but none lof the officers nor directors
' could be found.
The offices of the 'companies, which,
in reality are one, were deserted, all of
the furniture, pictures 'and everything
else having 'been iremoved during the
It is said that the outstanding poli
ci-es of the 'three 'companies aggregate
$1,500,000, considerably more than was
thought while the 'unpaid losses
amount to over $19,000, to pay which
there is nothing but some worthles's
mining stocks.
The wherehbo'uts of Frank D. Dun
.bar and A. G. Marshall, officers and
director's of the campanies against
whom in'formations for embezzlement
have been made, is unknown.
The exposure of the alleged fraudu
lent operations was brought about by
,Silas M. Kunkle of ,Armiburst, West
-moreland county, who 'cliams that he
was prevailed upon 'by Marslhail and
Dunibar to accept a half interest in
'the Duquesne Mutual Insurance con
pany and to become its treasurer upon
,the lpayment of $1,500.
t Kunkles induction into office oc
curred' July 27, att the time he says he
paid over his 'money. ISoon after pcUl
ties becoming due by reason of fire
losses being unmet,- as he alleges, his
suspicions that everything was not as
represented were aroused, and he re
tameind Attorney Frederick L. Kahle.
Investigations then set on foot are
said to have satisfied the attorney
that there were grounds for legal ac
tion. Indunctions were granted and
Harry E. Holman was named as re
Attorney Kahle said that an effort
'might be made to assess the various
pollcyholders a paoo rata amount in an
attempt to adjust the losses, policy
holders being obliged not only to stagd
the assessment, but to lose the
'amounts already paid.
Work hats been tempoarily suspend
ed by the Swift Current Oil, Land
and Power company, pending the Sr
'ilval of 'more machinery 'to pump the
oHl. whlih now 'accumulates in the well
at ,the rate of 00 gallons a day. The
oil is worth $7 a gallon on the ground.
Calling cards at The Oasette oflloe.
President Declines Invitation to Be
Present at Signing of Peace
Treaty Next Tuesday.
[Scripps News Service.]
Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 1.-The
president has declined the invitation
to attend the signing of the peace
treaty and to accompany the party to
the White mountains.
It is expected thadt the treaty will
'be signed next Tuesday. There will
be no demonstration and entire sim
plicity will mark the whole affair,
which will take place 'in the confer
ence room at the navy yard.
Formal announcement was made
this morning that a message had Ibeen
received from ithe emperor of Japan
giving his approval 'to ,the peace terms
and agreeing to an armistice.
Armistice Agreed Upon.
'Some difference of opinion develop
ad as .ti'the method of arranging the
armistice. The Russians desired to
have the details left to the comman
ders in the field. The Japanese want
ed 'the matter condluded here. They
succeeded in having their way, for
the protocol declaring an armistice
was signed at high noon. It will go
into immediate effect. The agree
ment was' drawn up at the hotel Went
worth, without the formality of a
meeting at the navy yard conference
room. It will be telegraphed at once
to Oyama and Linevitch.
History May Repeat Itself.
History 'may repeat itself and a
battle 'may be fought after the ar
mistice. This possilbility is likely be
cause of the fact 'that Tokio cannot
be reached by wire, as neither one of
the cables is working and the notifica
tion of a cessation of hostilities must
reach its army from the government
of Japan.
An Anomalous Situation.
The Russians contended that the
truce should go into effect immedi
ately, while the Japanese desired that
It should not 'become operative until
,after ,the formal treaty of peace had
'been signed. The Russians' finally
'yielded and the anomalous situation is
Ipresented of an agreement 'to quit
fighting 'having been entered into with
out its going into effect until the lc
tual peace treaty is signed.
'The Russians were plainly displeas
ed by the stand taken by the Japan
ese. One of them declared afterward:
"It was ridiculous contention, but we
'were forced to yield."
Report of the Coroner's Jury Which
Investigated the Railway Cross.
ing Accident at Butte
Butte, Aug. 29.-After deliberating
for nearly three and one-half hours,
the coroner's jury impaneled to inves
tigate the cause of the railroad dis
aster at the B., A. & P. depot on the
,night of August 20, in which 10 per
sons were killed and a score of others
injured, 'brought in a verdict last night
censuring the street railway company
and the city council.
The Jurymen retired to the ante
room at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
and shortly after 6 o'clock sent out
wlord that they had agreed upon a
verdict. The result of their delibera
tions is given in full below:
The Verdict.
"In the matter of an inquest held
at the city of Butte, Silver Bow coun
ty. state of Montana, between the
twenty-first and twenty-eighth days of
August, inclusive, 1905, 'before Mike
Egan, coroner of said county, on the
dead 'bodies of Margaret Harrington,
,Mary Keefe, Sarah Naughton, Jose
.phine Jacobs, E, Maud Johnson, Mrs.
Sadie Smith, Joseph T. Ryan, Ole
Anger, Bertha Knuth and James T.
"We, the undersigned jurors, after
hearing the testimony and making all
needful inquiries, do hereby return
the following verdict:
"That the above named person
came to their death from injuries
ceived from a collision of a street
car operated by the Butte Street Rail
way company, and a boxcar attached
to a freight -train, operated by the
Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway
'company; that the collision occurred
,about 11 o'clock 'Sunday evening, Aug
ust 20, 1905, at the intersection of
Utah avenue and Icon street, in the
city of Butte, and that the collision
was the result of carelessness on the
part of the management of the Butte
Street Railway company.
"We find that the street car was in
charge of Conductor Frederick R.
Hinckle, a youth 19 years of age, and
that the trolley and signals were in
charge of Master. Bucher, a boy 13
years of age.
"We find that the street car did
not come to a full stop before going
upon the railway tracks.
"We find that a street lamp was
burning at or about the intersection
of Iron street and Utah avenue.
"We find that the conductor of the
railway train was upon the boxcar
which collided with the street car
and transmitted stop signals to the
engineer, and that the train was run
sling at a speed of about four miles
an hour.
"We find that there is a city or
dinance requiring railway companies
to place gates or flagmen at the fol
lcwing railway crossings within the
city of Butte: Utah avenue, Mary
land avenue, Wyoming street, Main
street, Montana street, and that there
was neither flagman or gates at the
crossings of Utah avenue and Iron
street on the night of August 20,
"We find that August 6, 1905, the
petition of the Butte, Anaconda &
Pacific Railway company to substi
tute automatic electric alarm gongs
instead of gates or flagmen at the
crossings on Montana street and Wyo
ming street was granted by the city
council of Butte.
"We find that the city council has
been negligent in enforcing the or
dinances governing railway and street
railway crosgjngs.
"In testimony whereof, the said jur
ors have hereunto -set their hands the
day and year aforesaid, August 28,
Nebraska Farmers Are After the
Lumber Dealers.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 29.--Members of
,he Farmers' Grain Dealers associa
tion are going to 'assist in 'looking up
evidence to show 'the existence of a
lumber trust, so a grain dealer inti
mated in Lincoln last night.
"Before these trust suits are over,"
said this man, "It will be discovered
that the lumber 'business has been
done along the same lines as the grain
business. The -members in the lumber
association may not make any profit
out of being members of the organi
zation and may not even know how
much profits others make because of
the association. As a matter of fact
the members of the association are
being worked by an inside ring that
ges the big profits while the small
dealer member is safeguarded against
competition. I see where the Omaha
dealers take exceptions to 'thie charge
that they have something to do with
the scalpers. Wait till the evidence
is all in in the case which Mr. God
frey has started in Lancaster county
and then see what the big dealers
have to say.
"The end of the lumber dealers'
trust will' be just like the grain deal
ers. If the Lancaster man digs up the
evidence he expects to, then the at
torney general will use that evidence
in going after the trust and, you
mark my words, he will get them. I
don't. know whether the farmers as an
organization will take a part in ·the
suit, but some of the members will
funish some help and that can be de
pended ulpoan."
Iowa Workman Who Proves to Be
Lightning Proof.
Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 30.-Axel
Swenson was working with a thresh
ing outfit on a farm northeast of Day
ton, when a thundershower came 'up.
There was a terrific crash of thunder
and he fell unconscious in the straw,
having been struck by lightning. The
remasinder of the crew were shocked,
even the horses a distance off feeling
the effects of the 'bolt.
Swennon's clothes were torn com
pletely from his Ibody and he was ter
ribly lacerated and burned from the
shioulders to his feet. So intense was
the heat from the lightning that a
silver watch carried in his pocket was
melted. His wounds were dressed and
restoratives administered and he is In
a fair way to recover.
Sheep Wanted.
'Y!1 " 'iave anything to sell or lease
b,- 3 ear or place on shares or
'.pt, write me.
A. B., care GAZWPTTE.
Accuses Admiral of Cowardice in
Face of Enemy.
Paris, Aug. 29.-General Stoessel
has put in the hands of the 'St. Peters
burg corre.pondent of the Matin a
long statement in which he defends
hhnself against the accusations of the
Russian press and violently attacks
the Russian admirals for their man
agement of the fleet ,at Port Arthur.
Speaking of Admiral Oulctomsky, he
asks: "What sort of respect can one
have for an admiral who, terrified at
the Japanese shells, remains at a dist
ance and invisible, reduces his flag to
the size of a pocket handkerchief and
then lowers it completely? There is
probably no other case on record of an
admnral lowering his flag out of fear
of the enemy's bullets."
In reference to articles written
praising the Russian fleet, he adds:
"By what right have so many ex
cellent qualities been attributed to the
Russian naval heroes? Heaven pre
serve Russia from heroes of a sort
able in three or four days to lose an
immense squadron of battleships and
[Scripps News Service.J
London, Sept. 1.-The London- Cro
mer express on the Great Northern
was wrecked this morning. Ten per.
.sons were killed and -many injured.
Calling cards at The ,Gazette cffice.
(First Publication Aug. 18, 1905.-9w)
Application for Patent.
United States Land Office, August
15, 1905.
To W hom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given 'that the
State of Montana -has filed in this of
fhie the following list of land's, to-wit:
Township 1 North, Range 26 East
M. P. M.
Section 10.-The S. E. 14 of the N.
W. 1 ; the S. % of the N. E. %; the, E.
',% of the S. E. 4; the N. W. Y4 of the
S. E. 1.
Section 14.-All.
Section 22.-East %; East % of the
N. W. %; N. E. 1 of the S. W. 4.
Seotion 24.-The N. ½ of the N. W.
1a; Lot 3.
Township 1 North, Range 27 E.,
M. P. M.
Section 6.-All.
Township 2 North, Range 27 E.,
'M. P. M.
Section 20.--All except 'the S. W. 14
of t'he S. W. /.
Section 28.-AlI.
Section 30.-Thee S. E. 1 of the S.
E. %.
Section 32.-All.
and has applied for a -patent for said
lands under 'the acts of August 18,
1894 (28 Stat., 372-422, June 11, 1896
(29 Stat., 434), and Maucnh 3, 1901 (31
Stat., 1133-1188), relating to the grant
ing of not ito exceed a million acres of
arid land to each of certain stabtes, and
the sai-d list, with its acccmipanying
proofs, is open for the inspection cf all
persons interested, and the ,public gen
Withit the next 60 days following
the date of 'this n'otice, protests or rcon
r::. again~t the claim of the sta'.e to
any tra:ct described 'in the list, on the
ground of failuire 'to comply 'with. the
law, on the ground of the nond ~seul
character of the land, on Ithe ground of
'a prior 'adverse right, or on the ground
that the same is more valuabl. for
rm.in;eras than for agricultural pur
poses, will be received and noted for
report to the general land office at
Wasih'ington, D. C.
J. N. KELLY, Register.
(First Publication August 11, 1905. 6)
Department of the Interior, Land
Office at Dozeman, Mont., August 5,
1905.-Notice is hereby given that
the followlng-named settler has flle
notice of his Intention to make final
proof in support of his olaim, and
that said proof will be made before
Fred H. Foster, 'clerk of court, at his
office at Billings, Mont., on, Septem.
ber 20, 1905, viz:
H. E. No. 3472, for the lots 6, 7,
NEP4 SWW, NW½ BE%, See. 6, T.
4 N., R. 25 E., M. P. M.
He names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivation of said land,
viz: Levi P. Staples, of Billings,
Mont.; Lyman Reed, of Billings,
Mont.; Welder M. Trogdon, of Bill
'ings, Mont.; Joseph 'C. Payton, of
Billings, Mont.
Stockwell Employment Bureau
Oldest Agency In Billings
a6o6 flontana Ave.
Bell 89-M . Mutual 181
No Charge for lalb Help
(First Publioatiton July 14, i90.5--~)
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
Notice for Publication.
United States Land Office, Boz.e
man, Mont., July 8, 1905.-Notlce is
hereby given that in compliance with
the provisions of the act of cong
ress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act
for the sale of timber lands in the
states of California, Oregon, Nevada,.
and Washington Territryj," as ex
teoded to all the public land states
by act of Aug .st 4, 1892, William B.
George, of Billings, county of Yel
lowstone, -state of 'Montana, has this
day filed in this office his sworn
statement for the purchase of the
NE%4 of section, No. 30, in township
No. 1 N., range No. 25 E., M. P. M.,
and will offer proof to show that theo
land sought is more valuable for its
timber or stone than for agricultural
purposes, and to establish his claim
to said land before F. H. Foster, clerk
distriot court, at ise office art Billings,
Mont., on Wednesday, the 20th day oa
September, 1905.
He names as witnesses: Jo
seph Zimmerman, of Billings, Mont.,
Henry F. Bodine, of Billings, Mow
tana; Gipson G. Cothroan, of Bi llings,
Montana; James ISteele, of Billings,
Any and all persons claiming ad*
versely the above-described lands are
requested to file their claims in thiE
office on or before said 20t~ day of
September, 1905.
(First Publication August 8, 1905--6)
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior, Land Of
flee at Lewistown, Montana, Aug
ust 3, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing-named settler has filed notice
of his intention to maske final proof
in support of his claim, and that said
proof will be made before Fred W.
Handel, U. S. Commissioner, Mussel
shell, Monltaina, on Wednesday, Sep
tember 13, 1905, viz:
of Roundup, Montana, who made H.
E. No. 2836 for the E :SE'4, SW
NEW, Sec. 28, T. 8 N., R. 26 E., M. M.
He names the following wituesees
to prove his continuous residence up
on and cultivation of said land. viz:
Henry Koch, of Roundup, Montana;
Brit Steen, of Roundup, Montana;
Magnus Lindstrand, of Roundup, Mon.
tana; George A. Smith, of Roundup,
(First Publication August 11, 1905. 6)
Department of the Interior, Land
Office at Bozeman, Mont., August 5,
1905.-Notice is hereby given that
the following-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 hds
office at Billings, Montana, on Sep
ember 20, 1905, viz:
H. E. No. 5874, for the S% NW4,
SWy4 NE'a, NE/a S'W , Sec. 4, T.
3 S., R. 25 E., M. P. M.
He names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivation of said land,
viz: August H. Barth, of Billings,
Mont.; Elbert N. Cooper, of Billings,
Mont.; Samuel Gasrvin, of Billings,
Mont.; Jodhn Kayl, of Billings, Mont.
(First Publication August 11, 1905-6)
Desert Land, Final Proof.-Notice for
United State Land Office, Bozemuan,
Montana, August 4, 1905.:
Notice is 'hereby given that Emma
L. Walk, of Billings, Yellowstone Coun
ty, Montana, has filed notice of inten
tion to make proof on her desert.4and
claim No. 1701, for the SEY4 SWat,
Sec. 22, T. 1 N, R. 26 "E., M. P. M., be
fore Fred H. Fost-'r, Clerk of Court, at
his office, Billings, Mont., on Wednes
"^"' the 20th day of September, 1905.
one names the following witnesses
to prove the complete irrigation and
redlamation of said land:
William T. Clark, of Billings, Mont.;
Walter W. Clark, of Billings, Mont.;
Hobart P. Vepmilye, of Billings, Mont.;
Thresia Johnson, of Billings, Mont.
(First Publication August 11, 1905. 6)
Desert Land, Final Proof-Notice for
United States Land Office, Lewis
town, Montana, August 7th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that William
Hildebrandt of Musselshell, Montana,
has filed notice of intention to make
proof on his desert-land claim No.
2585, for the S% SWY4 Sec. 10, T. 10
N., R. 31 E, M. M. before Fred H. Fos
ter, Olerk of District Court, at Bil
lings, Montana, on Monday, the 11th
day of September, 1905.
He names the followhlg witnesse~
to prove the complete irrigation and
reclamation of said land:
John W. Huffman of Musselshell,
Montana; Sylvester Hoover of Mussel.
shell, Montana; Walter Clifton of Bl.
aing, Montana; Gus Basth of BWRt. ,

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