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PEACE PACT CHINA LODGES PROTEST WITH RUSSIA AND JAPAN. PRESIDENT MAY SUSTAIN IT United States Support Possible in View of Danger Threatening American Far East Trade. Washington, Sept. 27.-China has protested formally to Japan and Rus sia against two provisions in the treaty signed at Portsmouth. Strong objection has been made to the slow ness with which the evacuation of Manchuria will be carried out. Equaly earnest opposition has been offered to the provision by which the two signa tory governments authorize each.other to maintain 15 soldiers as a guard along every kilometer of the railroad line in their respective possession. The Chinese protest is of consider able importance to the commerce of this country, and President Roosevelt may consider it expedient to support it. Under the treaty of Portsmouth the evacuation is to take place gradually and is to be finished within 18 months. In that time the Japanese and Russian influence will be intrenched so strong ly in the portions of IManchuria occu pied by their troops that it wilr be ex tremely difficult for Americans or oth er neutral traders to establish them selves there. China to Open Door. China will seek to offset the efforts of the Russians and Japanese to strengthen their situation in the pro vince tby throwing many of its cities open to the trade and citizens of all countries. But this measure cannot bIe of great advantage to America, be oause the presence of the Russian and Japanese troops will have an effect which cannot be overestimated. The Chinese are especially amenable to military influence and wild be disposed to patronize tradesmen who are sup ported Iby bayonets. 'Foreign Soldiers In China. Even after the evacuation is com pleted there will remain in Manchuria a force of 8,000 Japanese and about the same number of Russians. These forces will comprise the railroad guards. They will be distributed along the lines, one clad in uniform of the mikado and the other in the uni form of the czar. The effect will be that of occupation, and this is what the Chinese government desires to avoid. It wild be recalled that the action of Russia before the war in maintain ing railway guards in Manchuria aroused suspicion in Japan and other countries and provoked considerable opposition. In fact it was one of the subsidiary causes of the war. It was appreciated then that Russia- was us ing it as a means toward solitary con trol of Manchuria. This situation has developed again, but instead of one there are two mas ters. Diplomats here are beginning to understand that while Japan has forc ed Russia to withdraw her troops from Manchuria the Tokio government has stepped into the vacant place in the southern part of the province and Rus sia remains with her grip fastened al most as strongly as before upon the northern portion. The protest of China has been pre sented at St. Petersburg and Tokio, according to advices which have reach ed here. It is not difficult to forecast the answer that Russia will make. British In Tibet. The principle of the open door, which is menaced in Manchuria by long continued military occupation, is also being infringed by the British gov ernment in connection with Tibet. Ne gotiations for the modification of the treaty between India and Tibet, which was signed at Lhassa, as a result of a British military expedition, have failed, in spite of the disapproval of its terms by China, and a discreet intimation was conveyed by Ambajsa dor Choate when in London to the British government that the president was concerned gravely over the pos sibility that the integrity of China and the principle of the open door was affected. The Chinese government intends to reopen negotiations in this case, and to this end has appointed a new min ister to Great Britain. He is Mr. Wang, who is now in Washington. Last Monday he went to Oyster Bay and had a talk with the president, pre sumably in regard to Tibet. If Great Britain should attempt to obtain monopolies in Tibet or remain in occupation of any portion of Ti betan territory for a considerable length of time, the United States un doisbtedly will step in and urge the importance of British respect for the principles regarding China to which London and other governments have subcrtbed. AFFORDING OCULAR PROOF. Black Hillers Send Out Car to Adver vertise Resources. Deadwood, S. D., Sept. 27.-The Mack Hills is to send a traveling rep resentative of its wealth and possi 'blitlUi throughout adjacent states. It is the targest traveling man's sample ease that has ever been handled. In fact it is a baggage car containing samples of the agriciltural produc Las of the Hilas. ..U.letween 40 and 50 mining compan-. 4 raom the greatest to the least have • npeclsmeas of late ores. Gold, drIj tin, , oepper, gaie a nd wol ft omte are all well represented. 7 il Is not spesimlo rock, but good milling rock, averaging from $4 to $60 a ton. The agricultural and fruit exhibits are especially interesting, as this country has never been known for its possibilities in that direction. Any judge will see from the samples of the sugar beet, richer in saccharine than those in any other district, that this is a good location for a sugar-beet fac tory. There are samples of wheat in the car from a 160-acre ranch that yield ed 5,000 bushels, or an average of al most 40 bushels to the acre. Some of the small and rich parks in the Hils have yielded as high as 70 bushels Lo the acre. One hundred apple orchards, including the largest one in the state, are represented, and the fruit is up to the standard both in quantity and qual ity. Captain Gardner of Spearfish and C. A. Wilkinson of Belle Fourche will ac company the car and go as demonstra tors. The trip will last for six weeks. ROCKEFELLER HIT HARD. His Cleveland Hotel Used As a Gam bling Place. Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 27.-"Three times this department has been called upon to raid rooms in the Weddell house. These rooms were used for gambling purposes by professional gamblers. I cannot believe that this has been done with the knowledge and consent of yourself, as the proprietor, and I take this means of advising you of the situation and soliciting your co operation in our effort to break up this most vicious and unlawful practice." This was the substanoe of a letter received by John D. Rockefeller. The letter was signed by Fred Kohler, chief of police. Kohler wrote a letter after a raid at the Weddell, formerly a well known hotel, now owned by Rocke feller.0 Policemen found a complete gam Ibling layout in rooms on the second floor. :Several men were playing pok er. The men were not taken, but the paraphernalia was, and later destroy ed. EARNS LIVING HONESTLY. Noted Femnale Anarchist Has Turned Ladies' Hair Dresser. New York, Sept. 27.-Emma Gold man, the anarchist, who has often ad dressed big meetings, is now leading the humdrum life of a ladies' hair dresser. Under an assumed name, the devo tee of anarchy has opened rooms on Broadway, in the heart of the shop ping district. Short, stocky, her light hair parted and tied in a tight knot at the back of her head, wearing heelless shoes and plain garb, she is as like the or dinary hairdresser as the "new wo man" is like a Broadway show girl. 'She first became a nurse, 'but believ ing that nurses should work for char ity, and rousing suspicions as to her identity by her vigorous utterances on the subject, she was forced to leave the profession. NOVELTY IN LITIGATION. Congregation Enters Suit to Oust Un desirable Pastor. Orange City, Iowa, Sept. 27.-The in teleating question of whether a con gregation has any right to say who shall be the pastor, will be decided in a lawsuit that will be tried here this week. The Reverend S. Koster, pastor of the Hull Reformed Lutheran church, over a year ago was accused of emu dating David Harum in some horse trades and was cited to appear before the district conference to answer the charge. He failed to appear and was indicted for contempt, and suspended. He refused to vacate the pastorate and has insisted upon living in the parson age. The case was taken to the synod, where the decision of the conference was sustained. Still Mir. Koster re fused to leave the pulpit and now, at ter vainly trying for a year and a half to get rid of him, the congregation has asked the district court to oust him. DOCTOR GLADDEN PERSISTS. Declares Vote on Tainted Money Ques tion Would Have Carried. Columbus, Ohio, 'Sept. 27.-Doctor Washington Gladden said today that if the tainted money question had come to a vote in the meeting of the board of missions at Portland, his res olution would have been adopted. "It was the first time," said be, "that the question had ever been fair ly presented to the board. "The prudential committee in all Its communications to the board and to the public had tried to make it appear that there was opposition to the ac ceptance of voluntary offerings from certain sources, and the statement of that committee presented to the -board at Portland sought to present that as the question. The question was, "Shall the board solicit contributions from per sons and concerns whose methods are socially destructive?' and it was plac ed in its proper form before the board at Portland. "The position which I took in' this matter was not rejected by the board, as has been stated. The board, un heroically, as I think, dodged the is sue, and tabled both the declaration of the prudential committee and my resolution. One newspaper at Port land said after the matter had been tabled that if a vote had been reached not a member of the board would have voted against the resolution. That I do not believe, but that a very large number of the members were ready -to vote for it seems certain." PARTIALLY ASPHYXIATED. [Scripps News Service.] Chicago, Sept. 27.-Trainquilame Paraba, identified by the Mexican con sal as one of the wealthiest planters in Mexico, was found partially asphyx lated at his hotel this morning. The gas had been saoldemtslly turned on. Paraba came from hmi home, San Die go, MeLx, to place two sons In school here. FIERCE FIRE VISITS COLON PANAMA ASKED FOR AID IN MEN AND APPARATUS. POST OFFICE DESTROYED International Mail Including Many Registered Packages Goes With the Building. [Scripps News Service.] Panama, Sept. 27.-A great fire is raging at Colon. Aid has bedn asked of this city. A special train bearing firemen and police has gone there. The fire was extinguished after it had done great damage. The isthmian postoffice, two newspaper offices, the government nouse, police headquar ters, the office of the West India'Cable comnpany, Armour's establishment, the principal Chinese stores and 46 houses in Bolivar street were destroyed. A great amount of international mail in the postoffice was burned, includ ing many registered packages. No railroad or canal property was lost, and the shipping in the harbor escap ed. Governor Magoon is now on the scene. WILL COLONIZE THE PEARL SYNDICATE TO BUY SANTO DO MINGO LANDS. Immense Tract Held Under Option by Men from Minneapolis and Duluth. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 27.-The Amer ican northwest is colonizing Santo Do mingo, the "Pearl of the Antiles," as it was once called on account of the wonderful fertility of its soil. Congressman J. A. Bede and P. N. Nelson of Duluth, a representative of Governor Herrick of Ohio, a man from kMinneapolis, and one or two others, representing a syndicate largely com posed of Duluth and Minneapolis men, are now on their way to the island of Santo Domingo with the idea of con firming representations made them as to land values and government stabil ity, and investigating for themselves the tales of the marvelous fertility of soil there. If things are found as ex pected the syndicate will purchase 200,000 or 300,000 acres which are now under option and become a large fac tor in the development of .the island. Blessed With Fertile Soil. Santo Domingo is blessed with the most fertile soil and most pleasant climate of all the West Indian group of islands, but has been cursed with the most unstable and dishonest gov ernment on the face of the earth. It has been the scene of a constant suc cession of revolutions. The govern ment, frequently shut off from the re ceipts from customs, has been in straits for money and from time to time has issued bonds, which have been bought at great discounts by Europeans, until now there is an out standing debt of $36,000,000, from which have been realized something like $11,000,000 in money. Some time ago several creditor gov ernments attempted to take over the custom houses and collect their debt, but the United States stepped in and sprung the Monroe doctrine. The( de mand that then rose that the United States, if it protected Santo Domingo from them, should also collect their debt from it, gave rise to the treaty which was not ratified by the last senate. But United. States commis sioners are now installed at the cus tom houses of the island, and 55 per cent of the collections are going to pay off the debt, 45 per cent being turned over to the government for its support. Predict 'Ratification. These northwestern men believe that the treaty will surely be ratified at the next session of congress; that the senate will be unable to hold out against the wish of the president, and that it means a stable government for the island for all time to come. This being the case its lands, which now are selling for a few dollars an acre, will rise to a value commensurate with their value as compared with the ad journing island of Porto Rico. The Mona channel, 30 miles in width, separates the two islands; on one side of it superior lands sell for $2 and $3 an acre, while on the other inferior lands 'bring $150 or more, It is said that the coffee, sugar and fruit lands of the Santo Domingo side of the channel are the richest in the world, and that crops they will raise cannot be equaled anywhere. The syndicate buying these lands will spec ulate on the probability of a stable government and hold its large tracts until good government is sure. WORST NOT TOLD. [Scripps News Service.] London, Sept. 26.-- xperiences of Englishmen who passed through the Daku massacre are reaching relatives in detters. The writers of them say that the atrocities perpetrated were even greater than reported. They de tail horrors, bloodshed and robbery. The cemetaries are littered with de composing bodies, left unburied for the purpose of identifcation. A JURY SCORED. Court Uses Plain Language For Failure to Agree. Miller, S. D., Sept. 27.-Court closed here near midnight Saturday night, when a hung jury was discharged by Judge Whiting after receiving prob ably the most scathing rebuke ever given 12 men for failure to agree upon a verdict. The defendant was Grant Derflinger, charged with an offense against 13-year-old Anna Kuper. As the words "vile wretch, low villain," etc., fell from the judge's lips as he referred to Derflinger, telling the jur ors that they lacked reasoning powers or were influenced by sympathy with the crime, the evidence of the accus ed's guilt being overwhelming, the men sat speechless, their faces turn ing ashen pale. Yet the judge kept firing cutting words at them. Finally he bade the jurors go, with the parting shot that if the man whom they had failed to convict should commit an offense against their daughters they them selves and not the officers of the law would be to blame. The jury stood nine to three for conviction. This was Derflinger's second trial and he is being held by the state for a third. ,He says he served three years in the Cuban war and carries a wound received in the battle of San Juan hill. BOYS AND EAGLES MIX. Huge, Bird Killed While Attacking Their Dog. Newark, N. J., Sept. 27.--IMade des perate by hunger, a bald eagle measur ing five feet six inches from tip to toe swooped down and attempted to carry of the Bitters brothers' pet dog, near Vallsburg, today, and was killed by them. The brothers, Edwin and Felix, 12 and 13 years old, were on their way home and were crossing Kilburn's stock farm. They heard the whirring of wings, and looking around saw the eagle attack their pet terrier. The eagle miscalculated the activity of the dog, which yelped and jumped to one side. The eagle made another dash at the dog, its talons extended, but missed and struck the ground. Ekd win, the younger of the two, seized the big bird by the neck and hung on. The eagle fought desperately, tearing the boy's shirtwaist and trousers, bad ly lacerating his flesh with its power ful claws. Felix, who was carrying a baseball tbat, struck the eagle on the head, stun ning it. Before it could recover the boys killed it with blows from the baseball bat and a stone. The dog al so joined in alt the finish. CAUGHT WITH THE GOODS. Three Persons Arrested at Seattle for Smuggling. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 27.-George B. Berger, local superintendent of the Pullman Palace Car company, was ar rested yesterday afternoon by customs officers on the charge of smuggling. With him were taken F. B. Stevens, better known as "Big'Steve," an al leged smuggler, and Stevens' wife. The customs men caught the trio at the depot as Berger was carrying a grip to the train for Mrs. Stevens. The grip contained 30 pounds of opium. Berger denies his guilt, saying he is a victim of circumstances. The omlcers say they have a strong case. Stevens finished a term in prison last April for smuggling more than a ton of optum from Victoria to Seattle. All the opium was seized, and it was the largest single seizure ever made in Ithe United States. BIG DIAMOND ROBBERY. Thieves Successfully Make Way With Trunkful of Gems. Grand Forks, N. D., Sept. 27.-Pin kerton detectives are engaged in the vicinity of Leed in searching for some clue to the man or men who stole $20, 000 worth of diamonds from a trunk carried by A. M. Shepard, traveling representative of A. C. Becken, whole sale jeweler, Ohicago. The trunk was left standing on the Great Northern station platform all night and in the morning was found in a clump of bushes near by, broken open and the diamonds gone, the other jewelry re maining untouched. Shepard has traveled this territory many years. FOR THE CHILDREN. Massachusetts Men Undertake to Pre pare Special Bible. Springfield, Mass., Sept. 27.-The Reverend Newton M. Hall, pastor of the North Congregational church, and Professor Irving Wood of Smith col lege, are preparing a children's Bible. Thedlogical students are awaiting with keen interest the collaborators' method- of treating the miracles and other portions of the St. James ver sion, the literal interpretation of which has been attacked by the higher criticism. OWNS TO SHORTAGE. Treasurer of Minnesota County Makes Good Defioiency. Elk River, Minn., Sept. 27.-George Putnam, treasurer of Sherburne coun ty since the first of the year, confessed on Saturday to a shortage of $1,900 in his accounts. Today he made restitu tion and announces that he will not resign from office. The public examin er is coming this afternoon and the county board will soon meet. Just what will be done in the matter is not yet clear. Putnam says he used the money of the county to pay debts he owed the Union Stock Yards company of South St. Paul. He is in the cattle business himself and says the company pressed him hard for its dues. He also deals in real estate and expected to recoup hiunelf and restore the money to the county by a transaction he had pend ing. Unfortunately for him the deal fell through, and a little later came eo. posnre. HUCE LABOR WAR COMINC LOCKOUT OF HALF MILLION COAL MINERS. DETERMINED TO KILL UNION Operators Outline Proposed Plan of Action-Consumer Must Pay the Cost. Pittsburg, Sept. 27.-Fully half a million men will be forced into idle ness next April 1. A combined strike and lockout of all the coal miners of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, In diana, Illinois and part of Kentucky is scheduled. Next April 1, all the wage scales between all the miners and operators of the country expire. A meeting has been called in Chica go November 22, next, to be attended by coal operators of all the states mentioned. Anthracite and bituminous operators will assemble together for the common weal for the first time. It is proposed to combine all the forc es in an attack to strike down the United Mine Workers of America. This organization has been kept alive by the ,bituminous coal operators of west ern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. To Turn Against Miners. The purpose of the anthracite oper ators in joining the bituminous dealers is to turn them against the miners' union. No coal contracts are being made for future delivery. No deliveries will be made beyond next April. Already the coal operators are stocking coal for the time when the mines will be closed. Francis L. Robbins, president of the Pittsburg Coal company, the largest coal combine in the world, was asked about the impending crisis. The Pitts burg Coal company mines and ships more coal than the Reading, Lacka wanna & Erie railroads combined handle. Mr. Robbins said that the average man not interested in the coal industry could not understand what it meant that every coal mining wage scale expired April 1, next. How an agreement was to be reached was not realized. He knew that the operators would not grant some of the demands of President Mitchell. This would tend to close down the eastern mines, which, already, were stocking up with coal, something they could do to ad vantage. The bituminous mines could not do this, as the coal cannot stand to be handled like anthracite. How ever, they would fill their docks and barges and be prepared for the worst when it came. He also said that consumers have been getting their coal too cheap; that the stockholders in the companies had not been earning anything. The companies would have to get better prices. In the face of recent events bituminous coal had advanced 15 cents a ton and it would go higher be fore winter, he said. Mr. Robbins pointed out that an ad vance of 10 cents a ton meant a profit of $2,000,000 a year to the Pittsburg Coal company. Hence the main ob ject in the shutdown is to fill all the bunkers, bins, boats and docks and then to force prices upward. More money will be made in this way than in operating the mines under existing prices. According to the present plan the coal operators at the meeting with the United Mine Workers will not reach an agreement. The conference will adjourn sine die. The operators will demand a reduction of 15 cents a ton on the ,present mining rate. The min ers will refuse to accept it. The mines will be closed April 1. UNDER ROYAL DISPLEASURE. Mrs. Potter Palmer Gives Offense to King Edward. London, Sept. 27.-Mrs. Potter Pal mer is the heroine of a story from Marienbad, which is retailed with un disguised gusto by her social rivals because they believe that as far as King Edward is concerned, she has "quite ceased to exist." One afternoon, when his majesty met her in the gardens, being in a jo vial mood, he reproved her for driving her motor too fast. Mrs. Potter Palmer retorted with un affected frankness: "Well, certainly, you cannot talk, for you yourself drove so furiously when you went to Carisbad the other day, that you knocked over a man, and if you hadn't been king of England you would have been taken into cus tody." King Edward never forgives what he considers "a liberty," and he froze instantly. Mrs. Potter Palmer is re ported to have said to one good-na tured friend, who asked her about the incident: "What was wrong? I respected King Edward's incognito, and treated him as any other gentleman who chat fed me about speeding too fast in my motor." MORGAN 18 WRATHY. [Scripps News Service.] New York, Sept. 26.-Wall street today is discussing a rumor that Mor gan is highly incensed at Perkins fbr contributing New York Life -funds to the republican campaign committee by Morgan's checks, thus involvng the Morgan firm in what is denounced as a questionable transaction. It is declared that Perkins' resignation will be aeeepted. TAFFY FOR ROCKEFELLER. [Scripps News Service.] Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 26.-A deputa tion of prominent citizens called on Rockefeller this morning. They assur ed him that wne people oJ this city ap preciated all he had done for the town and also gave him assurance that he was really a "good fellow." Rockefel ler accorded them a hearty welcome and seemed greatly pleased. GIreat Falls, Lewistown and Billings STransportation Line I RUNS FIRST-CLASS FOUR-HORSE COACHES Leave Billings daily except Sunday at 6 I a. m. for Musselshell Flat Willow, Grass Range, Gilt Edge i and Lewistown. SFirst-class Accommodations for Passengers and Express C. S. BELL, Agent. N. P. Express Office, Billings. f W. C. DOHERTY, Proprietor Great Falls. Montana. TIfE CARD OF TRAINS BILLINGS o. I T hOUNf4. aýI5IVE avIºA5 No. 2 NorthWoast Ltd.. 9:20a. m. 9r a.M. No. 4 Twin City Express 11:10 p. m. 11:0 p.m No 6 Pa.iiio Express..... 8:40 a. mI 95 a.m. No. 22 Red Lodge Local 1:80 p. m. No. 24 Bridrer*...... ..... 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