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DISTURBED ALDERMAN RADEMAKER TELLS MAYOR FOSTER WHERE TO HEAD IN WHEN ADDRES SING COUNCIL. From Wednesday's Daily. Just a little note of discord crept In to mar wne peaceful harmony of the council's de.,oerations last night. The discord was not of a lasting char acter and was soon mended. Alderman Stoddara arose and said that inasmuch as the office of ,the chief of police has not been filled by appointment during the second admin istration of Mayor Foster up to the present time, in his opinion, it was only just and proper that the city should pay the official acting in that position and also that of sergeant of police, the lull salary provided for those positions. He stated that both had been ably and honestly filled, and the alderman was going ahead to ex patiate on the good records of the gentlemen who have been acting as chief and ' sergeant, preparatory to making a motion, when he was inter rupted by Mayor roster, who told him that under the provisions of the salary ordinance the council had no author ity to, take such ace.on. At this junc ture Alderman Rademaker rose up and told the mayor that he had no right to interrupt a councilman when he was addressing the body. "If you want to talk to the council," continued Alderman Rademaker, "why don't you leave your seat and call the president to the chair?" Mayor Foster acknowl edged his error and apologized to Al derman Stoddard, and the incident closed. Alderman Stoddard made his mob tion, however, and it was unanimously adopted by the council. Afterward the matter was referred to the police committee and the city attorney. A Sanitary Policeman. The mayor stated to the council that he had received several communi cations from the state health depart ment calling his. attention t,. the pro vision in the'law teat required cities of more than 5,000 population to em pioy ja sanitary policeman at this time of the year to thoroughly inspect the sanitary conditions of the city. The mayor said he thought this officer ought to be mounted and that he should be required to go over the en tire city very thoroughly and note the cofidition of sanitation. Several of the members spoke briefly on the subject and it was referred to the police committee. South Side Fire Station. The question of establishing a south side fire station came up last nignt. Alderman Rademaker stated that Chief Bond of the fire department had recently called his attention to the blockading of the streets leading to the south side at times when a fire alarm had come in from that side of the Northern Pacific tracks. Alder man Stoddard also spoke quite forci bly on the subject, saying that the south side tax payers were without certain fire protection in times like those described by Mr. Rademaker. Alderman Bennignoff assured the members that all these complaints would be remedied within the next six months. he stated that within that period of time the question of municipal ownership of the city water plant would have been settled and that a fire station would then be given the south side equal in equipment to that of the north side. Mr. Stoddard said he would like, on behalf of his constituents, to secure immediate as surance of fire protection and hoped that the council would take up the matter of establishing a South side station as soon as possible. Other Business. The matter of tne fire company's answeting calls that came from out side the city limits was up for dis cussion and was referred to the fire committee. The petition of Mrs. Amelia Baker to erect a storage building on her lots back of the new court house was granted. Wesch & Cedarholm, contractors, reported that the new sewer in dis trict No. 11 had been completed. A warrant for the balance due on the contract, $1,115.to, was ordered drawn. The clerk was instructed to advise property owners along the route of the new sewer, by publication, that connection might now be made with Sit. The contract for widening and ex tending the north side drainage ditch was awarded to the Ryan Construc tion company at 18 caents per cubic yard for dirt excavating. The con traotting company will be required to file a bond for $6,000 with the city for the faithful fulfillment of the pro vision" of the contract, and the street committee was authorized to draw up the contract, and fix therein a time limit for the completion of the work. A communication from Kleyboldt & Co. of Chicago. the firm that bid in the $15,000 bond issue, was read. The firm had returned the bonds and ý.tates that it will not handle them on account of the city's failure to supply c:,rtain i.ortions of the record of the election order, that was requested by the firm. The council concluded t.ha.: it can worry along without selling tile bonds on the market again. The petition of J' C. Buns for sa loon lIcense was referred to the li cens,3 committee. Good for Fireboys. On motion of Alderman Rademaker it was ordered that each one of the fi',emen, employed by the city should be granted two weeks' vacation on full pay, every year, the vacations to be arranged so that only one man t:hould be absent at a time. Bills were allowed to the amount of $1,499.53. RULED OUT OF ORDER. Motion to Grant Acting Officials Full Pay of Office. From Thursday's Daily. The motion of Alderman Stoddard at Tuesday evening's council meeting, providing that acting Chief of Police Mowre and acung sergeant, Bert Tal go, be paid the full salaries provided for the regular incumbents of the re spective positions, was ruled out of order by. Mayor Foster. The mayor took the ground that the provisions of both the salary orui nance and the state law governing the subject, prevented the council from taking any such action, legally. In order to settle the question to the satisfaction of all concerned the en tire matter was referred to the city attorney and police committee of the council. City Attorney Groves is of the opin ion that such an action on the part of the council would be illegal, first, for the reason that the salary of any official cannot be increased during the tenure of his official term, and second, for the reason that the services that the increase is demanded for have al ready been performed and paid for. ASSAULT IN THIRD DEGREE. Mason Frye Will Be Tried in Justice Fraser's Court Today. From Wednesday's Daily. The case of the state against Mason Frye will be tried in Justice Fraser's court at 10 o'clock today. Mr. Frye is charged with assault in the third de gree. The defendant has the reputation of being a peaceable and law abiding citi zen, but if the story of the complaining witness is true he allowed his angry passions to get the better of his pudg ment yesterday afternoon. W. C. O'Mary is the complaining witness and he alleges that Frye gave him a beat ing yesterday afternoon and would have injured him very seriously had not the assault been witnessed by a man who was working on a house near by. The carpenter ran over and pulled Frye off of O'Mary and stopped the flghlt. It appears that O'Mary and the mother-in-law of Frye had a garden which ma~,:y had been raising on shares during the summer. There was some dispute, it is said, over the division of the garden products and Frye took up the grievance of his mother-in-law and started in to punish O'Mary. The lat ter is said to be 71 years of age, while Frye is a com.)aratively young r'an. DIES PAUPER THOUGH RICH STRANGE STORY SENT OUT FROM BELLINGHAM. [By Associated Press] Bellingham, Wash., Oct. 18.-An ex amination of the effects of William Wilson, a stone cutter and marble worker, who died here today in desti tute circumstances, disclosed the fact that $300,000 in cash, left from the etate of a brother, J. R. Wilson, who recently died in Peru, and on deposit in New York, was awaiting his claim. His brother further bequeathed a quar ter interest in steamships and other property, making a total of the inher itance nearly $900,000. In addtion, $60,000 cash from the estate of an other brother, R. A. Wilson, late ed itor of the Belfast Mining News and a prominent writer of Ireland, was awaiting the appearance of William Wilson in New York. Some time ago Wilson told his em ployer that he had a millionaire sister in New York and a son who was a prominept lawyer of that city. He steadfastly refused, however, to give their names, saying he had been the a scapegoat of the family and did not L want them to know his present condi i tion. STOCKS ARE B VERY LOW DEALERS REGARD NATURAL TEN DENCY OF WOOL PRICES TO BE UPWARD. TRADE MORE QUIET Mills Finding Themselves With Small Supplies and Are On the Market Again-Territories Moving As Well Offerings Permit-Montana Prdcti cally Cleaned Out-About Contract ing. Firms that are out of wool are apt to be somewhat bearish, and claim that the market is quiet, even dull, but those that have offerings report a fair business. All dealers are strong holders today, ana they consider the natural tendency of prices will be up ward for a year at least. One of the largest houses says that business was quite active until last Monday, but that since then trade has quieted down, says the Boston Commercial Bulletin. Another large holder reports that he has had a good steady movement in territory, fleece, and scoured wools, with worsted, woolen and dress goods mills as purchasers. There is a gen eral demand for wools, and while transactions are comparatively small, the aggregate amounts to a fair vol ume. For example, some good-sized lines of territories have been sold, but as a general rule the figure in individ ual sales has rarely touched the 100, 000 pound mark. Little woothas been sold to worsted mills in comparison to the quantity sold to the woolen mills. The latter are picking up more business right along. Clothiers must have the neces sary yardage, and if they are unable to obtain it in worsteds they must then turn to the nearest substitute woolens. The worsted mills are not in a position to keep up with the de mand, as they have not enough ma chinery, and cannot obtain sufficient quantities of yarn. Consequently, the presence of woolen mill representa tives on the market would mean to indicate, as reported, that more orders for woolens are being received. Mill Stocks Running Short. Buyers from some large mills in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have been around. Three or four Philadelphia buyers also made their appearance in the middle of the week, and it is understood that they are out for supplies. A conservative and well known Boston dealer states as his opinion, that only about three Philadelphia mills have more than a five months' supply of wool bought. Another man in touch with conditions claims that he knows positively of six mills tpat are short. All circum stances considered, no surprise will be felt if substantial transactions are consummated by the visitors from Philadelphia. Wool is being used in an unprece dented manner and one dealer reports daily average withdrawal of 50,000 pounds, from bond, for manufacturers who had previously purchased the lots. As the clothing wools are naturally in greater supply than combing, ac tivity on the part of woolen mills would give an opportunity for consid erable trading. Such is not possible in combing wools as stocks available for purchase are limited. Prices Tend Upward. Territory wools continue to move as well as offerings will permit. One of the largest handlers of these wools claims, that at the present there is not more than 40 per cent of the amount obtainable at the same time last year. Montana is practically cleaned up, with the exception of two or three lines. Wyoming is considered to be even in lighter stock; and there are but two or three lines of staple Ore gon left. Prices are not quotably higher, but the tendency is upward. Dealers say that the remaining wools are at lower prices than at which they could be replaced. Quite an amount of scoured wool has been transferred at full market prices. Business transacted in California and Texas wools has been small, as they are of but little importance at the present. Pulled wools have only had a moderate call, but prices are stiffly held. Australian crossbreds have met with some demand and several lots have changed hands at full prices. It is generally reported among the trade, that a well known Summer street house sold a line of merinos, estimat ed by some at 600 to 700 bales, and at a price said to be under the market quotations. 'Ihe firm took on a lot o. merino wool last year, and being un able to dispose of it-in the opinion of dealers-it became tired of hold ing any longer. However, the sale is no indication of weakness. Conces sions in price that in former years would have affected the market, have no effect whatever at this time. Deal ers are too confident of the future to allow ordinary things to affect the sit uation. The country is prosperous, with a consequent better demand for clothing, and no money stringency is in sight. The foreign markets are strong, and the feeling is bullish. therefore nothing appears unfavor able to a maintenance of wool values. Some small lots of English wools three-eights and one-half bloods, have been sold at prices very slightly un der those of the same domestic grades. South American wools are inactive, and carpet wools have shown no im provement over the quiet condition of Ir st week. The bulk of territory wools is now here, but there are some large hold ings in the fleece sections. With the exception of the latter the wool coun try is well cleaned up. Eager to Contract. There would be a large amount of the 1906 clip contracted by Boston houses but for the indifference of growers, and the high prices which they are asking. Indeed, some sheep men are so determined against sell ing their wool in advance, that they will not even name a price at which they would do business. Those that would contract want prices up to the closing basis of last season. However, it is reported that a little contracting has been done in western Idaho, at 19 to 20c, or cents more than was paid last year for the same wool. Sheep men in all the states realize the pos sible financial benefits that may ac clue to them by not disposing of their clips so soon, and as they are general ly safe from the pinca of necessity, they can afford to await developments. In Montana the price is still 25c, and corresponding high prices rule in all other states. Dealers refuse to buy wocl, with all its uncertainties, under such conditions, and consequently the growers are left to follow out their policy. The fall clip of California wool is not moving to any extent, as prices are held away a ove.what the wools could be sold ltre for, and show a reasonable profit. Buyers of Texas fall wool are fight ing shy on account of the extreme prices demanded by sheepmen. - The regular opening will not take place until about the first of November. Dealers say that growers will at that time come down in their demands,' tnat is, if they wish to sell their wools. The Mills. The worsted mills are unable to keep up with the demand, and deliver ies that should have been made in July are only being made now. There is a little improvement in the woolen end, but a satisfactory amount of lightweight orders has not been book ed. As the worsted mills cannot meet the call on original orders, it is a much mooted question how they can handle duplicates when they come in. With this unprecedented activity, it might be supposed that the excess would be turned to woolens. But while some of this has been diverted, it is understood that the amount is not up to what conuations seem to war rant. The mills are working on heavy weights, and the general opening will take place about the latter part of January. Some small lines may be shown before, but they will not be of material importance. The Philadelphia mills are running steadily, and it is said that, with few exceptions, they are in need of wools. Texas, Oregon and California. Texas Wools-There has been no in creased activity, but supplies are be coming small. Only a few lots re main and trade is restricted. Twelve months' is held at 26@27c, and eight months' 25@26c. Oregon Wool-The eastern wools are pretty well gone from this market, but there are some valley wools left that have sold at 30@32c for No. 2 and 29@ 30c for No. 3. There is no No. 1 ob tainable. Valley No. 2 is on a scoured basis of 57@58c and Na. 3, 54r553. California wools are quiet ard little selling has been done. The goods in which they are used are not now D.pu. lar and consequently there is no de i:and for the raw material. Northern is luoted at 28c, sout'.ern 22c and middle county 25c. Receipts and 8hipments. Boston's recelpts of wool for the week ending October 12, incl'usivo, a. gregated 1,725.208 pounds, of which 1,119,046 pounds were domestic and 606,162 pounds foreign. For the cor responding week last year the receipts were 1,108,479 pounds domestic and 2,716,349 pounds foreign. Total, 8, 824,828 pounds. Up to and including October 18 the year's receipts were S1562,026,881 pounds domestic and 184, 218,575 pounds foreign, making a total of 286,244,456 pounds. For the cor responding period in 1904 the receipts consisted of 183,417,994 pounds domes tic and 88,260,425 pounds foreign; to tal, 271,678,429 pounds. The shipments for the week ending October 12, inclusive, totaled 4,767,901 pounds as against 6,271,466 pounds for the corresponding week last year. Since December 29, 1904, the ship ments have aggregated 191,894,456 pounds, while for the corresponding period last year they amounted to 182, 188,207 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments to date, 1905, 94,350,000 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments to date, 1904, 89,490,222 pounds. FOREIGN MARKETS. The very strong closing of the Lon don sales, both on merinos and cross. breds, has had a strengthening influ ence on all markets. It is consequent ly thought that at the November auc tions crossbreds will reach a higher point. Marines are expected to be in generous quantities, about 50,000 bales from Sydney being expected to arrive in a very short time. While Adelaide and Sydney are re ported to. have opened strong and act ive, and while they may give an ink ling as to the situation, little of inter est to Americans has yet been done in Australia. A cable from Sydney states that last week's sales closed very firm, but owners have such high ideas in re gard to prices that a large quantity of the offerings was withdrawn. The Melbourne sales open next Tues day, but the first offering will not com manid any attention from American accounts. Stocks will be Ight, and it is probable that the early buying will be on a high basis, but prices are ex pected to settle when there are accu mulations to be offered. This will not be before the the first of next month. The foreign buyers will be the strong factors in the Australian markets this year. Their mills are clamoring for wool, and their cry must be answered. There will be no lying back and allow ing the Americans to absorb the choice clips. The Europeans did not, in some in stances, even wait for the opening sates, but go impetuous were they tlat they bought clips before shearing. The American buyers will, it is thought, leave the greater part of the operating t. their brothers across th? water in stead of buymin. as heav' r as las' year. Wools still arrive at Buenos Ayres slowly and there are no accumulations. Whatever buying is being done is prin cipally by Europeans; Americans have not yet operated to any extent. Advices state that high quarters are worth 53@54e landed here clean. It will be some little time yet before trad ing is in full swing, and until then the situation is uncertain. Medium wools are very strong, and some small amounts have been purchased for this country. RECEIVER ASKED FOR. St. Louis, Oct. 18.-A petition was filed in the circuit court this afternoon for the appointment of a receiver with power to wind .up the affairs of the North American Investment company and for an injunction to prevent the removal of any of the assets of the company from the state. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT [By Associated Press] . La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 18.-Serious charges against the British govern ment were made at the national pur ity conference today by Mrs. Kather ine Bushnell of Oakland, Calif., world's purity evangelist. Mrs. Bushnell charged that the exporting of Chinese and Japanese girls for immoral pur poses was a recognized business in the far east and that it was carried on under the protection, encouragement and supervision of the British govern ient agents at Hong Kong and Singa pore. The matter has been reported to the London government, she said, ANOTHER AMERICAN VICTIM OF NICARAGUAN PLOTTERS [By Asamocistedl Press] * Philadelphia, Oct. 18.-The Evening Bulletin today prints the following: "Fred W. Murphy, .a Philadelphian, is in a Central American prison un known to his relations and his friends here. He was convicted of killing his guide last March and was sentenced to 10 years in jail at Managua, Nicara gua. His aged mother and his brother, who live in this city, are said to be in ignorance of lis fate. "The state department at Washing ton has investigated the case through Consuls Donaldson and Merry, but has not made public the result of Leir inquiry. "Murphy went to Nicaragua October 16, of last year, to look after mining interests of his aunt, Miss Margaret Wilk. She had become interested in BATTLE IS .NOW BEGUN INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMIS SION MOVING AGAINST PRI VATE CAR LINES. [By Associated Press] Washington, Oct. 18.-What promis es to extend into a legal and govern ment battle against private car lines was precipitated by the interstate commerce commission by the course taken today at the beginning of the hearing instituted to show the con nection between refrigerator cars and railroads. Counsel for tne commission direct ed every effort to bring out the fact that the great railroad systems op erating their own refrigerator car lines give the shippers much lower rates for refrigeration than is obtain ed on roads Lnat are compelled to op erate in connection with private cars. Railroads Lend Aid. In this the railroads, notably the Il linois Central and the Pennslyvania, through their traffic managers, who were on the stand the greater part of the day, apparently aided the com mission. As a result there were many, sharp tilts between counsel fo" the commission and ,the attorneys for the Armour car lines and other private companies. The action of the commission in initiating and probing the complaints has the double purpose of establish ing its jurisuiction over private car lines and correcting the evils com plained of. The chief contest is expected to de velop on the point of jurisdiction. CHARGE AND DENIAL [By Associated Press] New York, Oct. 18.-The Herald will say tomorrow: "It was learned yesterday at the Western Union building that traveling auditors had dascovered extensive frauds in payrolls of the Western di visions and that several cases of the same kind had come to light in New York. "Irregularities were detected in thi offices at St. Louis and Denver, where it is reported that the names of five dead men have been carried. Officials connected with the local offices said that they knew nothing about the at fair." J. B. Vanevery, general auditor of the company declared there had been no recent cases. "Everything of that kind of which I have known has been closed up," said he, "and the bonding companies have settled for it. There has been nothing like that recently in this di vision. As to the padded payrolls in the west I have no knowledge." but the speaker claimed to have per sonal knowledge that the practice was going on as before under government protection. The conference today decided to call a national purity convention to be held at Boston in 1906. . It was also decided to organize ev ery state in the union against traffic in girls, which all the speakers agreed is the worst problem the purity asso ciation has to face, and to endeavor to secure scientific instruction on pur ity in every public school in the coun try. mines through Wm. A. Albers, also a Philadelphian, who recently figured in a sensational arrest and is now in the same jail with Murphy for defying the Nicaragua government. Murphy started from the mine for Corinto with a guide known as 'Mosey.' When he entered an inland town, several days later, he was alone and he re ported that his guide had been mur dered. "The authorities made an investiga tion and placed him under arrest on the charge of murder. He was tried several weeks later, convicted and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. "In letters received from Murphy by his relatives in this city he hints at a plot to get him in just such a predloament, and the state depart ment is lnvestigfatin."