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MEETING OF TWO GREAT MEN Taft and Diaz Clasp Hands on Historic Ground BOOMING CANNON Each Congratulates the Other, and Expresses the Greatest Admiration I Coupled with Assurances of Hearty I National Cordiality.-But One In cident Marred the Day. -t L PASO, Texas, Oct. 16.-The long expedted meeting between Pres ident Taft and President Diaz of the republic of Mexico, occurred hare today. Outwardly it was attend ad by a display of soldiery, a boom of cannon and a ceremony suggestive of supreme authority, but in the act ual hand clasp of the two executives and in the exchange of courteous words which passed from lip to lip, there was simple, but cordial formal ity. President Taft was the first to speak. He assurred President Diaz of his warm personal regard. President Diaz assurred President Taft of his high esteem of the man who has accomplished so much for the Phillippines, in Cuba and else where and who had now the honor of being the chief executive of so great a nation as the United tSates. President Taft, in simple language, declared he was glad to meet Pres. Diaz. He was glad to know the presi dent of such a great nation; especial ly glad to know the president who had made the nation great. Both presidents dwelt t:pon the cordiality of the relations existing between the United States and Mexico. President Taft declared that the meeting was not necessary to make stronger the bonds of friendship; it merely typified the strength of the bonds as they already exist. There were less than a score of persons ad mitted 'to witness the meeting of the two executives. Even these were excluded later when President Taft and President Diaz withdrew into an inner room of the chamber of com merce building, where the historic meeting occurred, and were only at tended by Governor Creel of the state of Chihuahua, former ambassador to the United States, who acted as in terpreter. The scene of today's ceremonies shifter from time to time from this thriving little city across the shallow, wandering Rio Grande river to the typical little Mexican settlement of Ciudal Juarez. In the customs house there Presi dent Diaz received *a return call from President Taft and again late this afternoon entertained the American president and a large dinner party at a state banquet which in all its sur roundings of lavish decorations, of brilliancy in color, of wealth of silver plate handed down from the time of the Emperor Maximillan and in every carefully considered detail probably was the most notable feast ever serv ed on the American continent. At this banquet more formal and public expressions of regard between the two executive as to the represen tatives of the people of the United States and Mexico were exchanged. The banquet also marked the end of the day of international pageantry-a day of cloudless skies. Boy Stabbed. The day was marred by but one un- t toward incident. A lad of 15 years was stabbed to death by a school companion just as President Taft was stepping from his t special train upon its arrival in the center of the city at 9:30 o'clock this morning. The boys were in the crush of peo- U ple gathered in the plaza, and in I pushing forward to catch a glimpse of the president, became involved in a fight. Noll Morgan, aged 14, pulled a knife and before bystanders could realize what was happening, Law rince Wimber, aged 15, was lying mortally wounded at their feet, a red flow from his heart marking the ebb tide of his life. Before an ambulance could reach the scene, the boy was dead. The crowd about the place was so great that even the wagon from the morgue could not make its way through and during most of the time President Taft, was at breakfast, the body lay on the pavement not forty yards away. Some thoughful person fianally tore down two American flags from the decorations about the plaza and spread them over the dead boy's form. Morgan was arrested and held In the county jail tonight. He is ut terly crushed and a heart-broken boy. Neutral Ground. An interesting incident of the day was the declaration of neutrality over the El Chamizal territory, a part of the city of El Paso, over which Mex ice is contending for soverignty. The Chamizal territory was formed when the Rio Grande river took one of its periodical spells of contrariness and changed its course a mile or two to the westward. The contention of the Ameridan authorities is that this change was gradual and was due to natural accretion from the American side. The Mexican authorities con tend that the change was due to an avulsion or sudden change of course and that the United States gained no natural territory by shifting of the national boundary line. The matter is still in dispute. It was agreed be tween the governments of Mexico and of the United States that the territory 1) which lies on this side of the 'p international bridge, should be re- c garded as neutral and that neither: American nor the Mexican flag should be displayed thereon. I As president Diaz made his way I through the Chamizal territory to vis- i it President Taft, the roadway was ,! lined with American troops. As Pres- a ident Taft passed over the disputed s ground to return the call, the way was lined with Mexicans. r Dlaz Travels in State. The day's ceremonies began with t President Diaz in a state carriage, I with gold hubs, gold mounted doors, : black horses and gay cockades, cross- t ed the international bridge with an a escort of soldiers. The main body of I Mexican troops were left behind at. the bridge entrances. President Diaz was driven at a smart pace through I the Chamizal territory to be met at t the boundary by the American troops , and by Secretary of War Dickinson. 1 A salute of 21 guns was fired and President Diaz stepped from his own ( carriage into one provided by the I American authorities. With an escort I of two squadrons and three batteries 1 of American field artillery, the visit-,1 ing president, was taken through the 1 streets of the city to the chamber of commerce building, where President Taft, awaited him, at double quick time. President Diaz was attired in full! dress uniform. Gold lace was at his throat and his cuffs and a broad gold sash was around his waist. The pres ident's left breast was a mass of glit tering decorations and all along the line of march President Diaz was cheerd by the crowds. with chapeau in hands, he acknowledged the greet ings with bows to left and right. Sec retary of War Dickinson sat behind him and an aide occupied the forward seat in the carriage. Secretary Dickinson in greeting President Diaz at the boundary today said: Mr. Dickinson's Greeting. "You are the first chief executive of a nation to cross our borders. In this act you are giving not only to the people of your and our country, but to the whole world, the biggest mani festation of the cordial relations ex isting between these contiguous sis ter republics, and of your desire to make them, so far as you can, per p tual. 'We fully appreciate the honor of your visit and we realize the magni flcence of the noble purpose that in spired, you. On behalf of the presi dent of the people of the United States, I give our assurance of their cordial esteem for the republic of A. Y. P. Fair Closes In a Blaze of Glory Most Remarkable Exposition Ever Held in the Northwest Was Highly Successful IEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 16.-At midnight tonight the 153.000 elec I tric lights of Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition were put out, closing the world's fair of 1909, which from every standpoint was more successful than its most zealous friends had dared to hope. The final mcoments of the fair were as dramatic as its begin ning, on June 1, when 40.000 persons gathered at the natural ampitheater and waited for the president's signal. The last day had been devoted to a saying good bye. The sun shone brightly, the flowers were never more Ibeautiful and the whole exposition i looked as new and fresh as on the e opening day. SThe exercises of the closing day be d gan at 2:30 p. m., with a display of 1HORSE'S KICK WILL COST CHILD'S LIFE o Four.year-old Son of Louis Globstadt Is Fatally Injured on Ranch P Near This City. n From Sunday's Daily. s The four year old son of Louis a Globstadt, who lives on a farm near 's the Montana nursery east of this city, 'd was brought to the office of Dr. t- Chapple late yesterday afternoon. An -. examination showed that the skull or the child had been fractured and ty that the base of the skull was severely ir injured. Dr. Chapple said last night of that he could offer no hope for the x- cnild's recovery. he The accident occured yesterday af sn ternoon when the boy went to the ts ileld to drive in the horses. It is nd said that he was usually accompanied to in this task by the family dog which he has a habit of snapping at the horses uis and whose bites the animals have al to ways returned with kicks. It is an supposed that one of the horses n- kicked at the dog and that the hoof an missed its mark and struck the child. se The blow was received over the left no ear and fractured the greater part of he the left side of the skull. The lad was er tound unconsclouts in the field after ie- the dog had returned to the house ad alone and without the horses. Mexico and its wise and beneficent president and welcome you to their countryr and its hospitality". With President Taft when he greet ed President Diaz, were Secretary Dickinson and Postmaster General Hitchcock, Captain Archibald W. Butt, General Albert !Myer, U. S. A., Assistant Secretary W. W. Mischler and C. C. Wagner of the white house staff. President Diaz was accompanied by members of his cabinet and military staff. The private interview between , the two presidents lasted for fifteen minutes. It is officially stated that it consisted of but an elaboration of the public utterances of Messrs Taft and Diaz, and that no matters of di plomacy were touched upon in any way. Therefore an event like this that marks the undying friendship of the two countries, is one in which any *persons who take part, may well have pride. "And, now, my friends, as I look over this great assemblage, it looks to me like an audience of Americans. I discover you do not differ much from the lines of people whom I have met in the travel across the country from Boston to California, and Wash ington and then down the west coast and swinging around the territories. "Yiu are all contented with 'the situation, ,because you think you have achieved everything, but it is that you are living in the happiness of the pros pect of achievement. You think and it is right that you should think so, if you will excuse a colloquial expres sion, you think that you have a 'cinch' 'in this corner of the United States. 'that these plains, that to a tenderfoot look as Godforsaken as possible, have in all of them a source fo wealth that has already made you a com fortable home and that in the fu ture is going to 'build up here a great metropolis and the state of Texas and in New 'Mexico great communities to which we of the old er east will always look with the greatest pride." President Taft returned from Jau rez at 8:35 p. m., and left for San Antonio at 9 o'clock. The president's cavalry escort got lost in El Paso and could not find his train for 15 or 20 minutes, finally being sent in the right direction by a surprised citizen who saw the parade passing up a dark street in an opposite direction from the depot. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wise of 417 North Thirty first street, Friday. Mr. Wise is secretary of the Billings Brewing company. Japanese fireworks. The exposition band paraded from building to build ing. serenating each. The Unit ed States government building was reached at 5:30 o'clock, its daily closing hour. A cornet sound ed "taps" and the band played "Auld Lang Syne." The flags were hauled down as the lifesaving crew on Lake Union fired 21 guns and the doors of the building were locked. At night a great throng of people assembled at the natural ampitheater beside lake Washington and listened to a classical 'band concert. At 11:30 p. m., the exposition officials and em ployes marched from the administra tion building to the ampitheater for the final exercises. President Chil berg made an address of thanks and farewell and exactly at midnight he opend a switch that darkened the whole fair. A single bugle blew "taps," and then in darkness but for the stars overhead the vast audience sang, "Auld Lang Syne," the street lamps were lighted again and the people went home. The exposition was financed by the people of Seattle without a govern ment loan. An appropriation by the state derived from the sale of state land in this city was expended for permanent buildings, which revert to the state university on whose campus the exposition was held. The expositio paid all its debts and earned a surplus, not yet comput ed, for its stockholders. 0-- --- CONGRATULATES PEARY. Roosevelt Sends a Message to the Explorer. NAIROBI, Oct. 15.-Colonel Roose velt today sent a cablegram to Com mander Peary at Portland, Maine. saying: "I deeply appreciate your cable and congratulate you from my heart. All Americans, and indeed, all civilized mankind are your debtors. You per formed one of the greatest feats of Ithe age. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." The Roosevelt party arrived here this afternoon from the north of Gas onyiro. All are well. Colonel Roosevelt has killed three more elephants, completing the group intended for the Smithsonian insti tute at Washington. He has also killed a bull elephant for the Ameri ,can Museum of Natural History in New York. c One- Fifth Off Placed on Sale Next on a magnificent line of 10-wire, 9-wire and 8-wire all Tapestry Rugs, excellent stock, beautiful designs and just what you need for the winter. SWeek. Big Sale Starts Monday, October I1 Discount i nds Saturday, October 23 $25 10-wire Tapestry Brussels Rug, 9 feet by 12 feet, regular $20 O ffered value $25, special price during week of sale ...................... $20 9-wire Tapestry Brussels Rug, 9 feet by 12 feet, regular ( ' value $20, special price during week of sale ..................... . ) $15 8-wire Tapestry Brussels Rug, 9 feet by 12 feet, regular e|" price $15, special price during week of sale ...................... $13.50 8-wire Tapestry Brussels Rug 8 ft. and 8 in. by 11 ft, $1050 regu lar v alue $ 13.50, special p rice du ring w eek of sale ..:. F F Vr e V Farniture Furniture Department jDepartment S4 4 .++++++++++++++ 4.' 4 4 . + BAD MEN HOLD 4 * UP A SALOON 4 4. AT GALATA 4 * + + GREAT FALLS, Oct. 15.- + + The saloon of W. M. McCarter 4 * at Galata, on the main line of 4 . the Great Northern, north of 4 4 here, was held up by two men 4 4 at 8 o'clock last night. The + + bartender was shot and slight- + + ly wounded. 4 + A small amount of cash was 4 * taken. The inmates of the sa- 4 4 loon were lined up against the 4 + wall, but were not robbed. 4 4 The robbers escaped, leaving 4 4 no clue. 4 TWO MORE ROADS ENTER LAKE BASIN County Will Soon Open up Hlihgways Which Will Place Laurel in Touch with oCuntry. From Sunday's Daily. County Surveyor B. C. Lillis re turned to the city yesterday from the western part of the county where he has been looking over roads recently authorized by the county commission ers and work on which will begin at an early date. e The two principal new roads will t enter the southern part of the Lake e Basin country and will afford the set tlers in that district excellent facili e ties for marketing their crops and 1. purchasing their supplies in Laurel. e One road, about 10 miles in length e will go up Canon creek, while the ,r other will cross the rimrocks through o what is known as Allard's flats and * will run for 15 miles into the south ern part of the Lake Basin country. s The country which both of the roads (. will traverse is thickly settled with dry land farmers who are harvesting good crops. Mr. Lillis says that each of the roads will have three hills which will have to be graded and that e in one place what is perhaps the steepest ascent in the county will have to be overcome. 1. The county surveyor will spend this e. week in the northern part of the coun ty. viewing routes which have been d petitioned for. One route over which 11 settlers are trying to get a road runs cd from Cushman to Ryegate and anoth r- er is in the vicinity of Delphi. Both of roids are badly needed and it is ex pected that the board of commission ers will take favorable action on re them. TWO MORE INFANTS. ee Dr. Gerhart reports the arrival of Ip two more Billings citizens, a daughter i- having been born to Mr. and Mrs. so George Gamble of 114 North Twenty .i- second street and a son to Mr. and in Mrs. Robert Duncan who reside at 313 Miles avenue. BLACK MAN PUTS IT OVER KETCHIEL IN A CONTEST OF TWELVE ROUNDS Ketchel Landed the Cleanest Blow of the Mill, but Johnson Had the Best of the Fistic Argument From the Moment Time Was Called Until End AN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16.--Jack Johnson vindicated his right to the heavyweight title today by knocking out Stanley Ketchel in the twelfth round. The end came so sud denly that when Ketchel rolled onto the floor and Rerefee Welch counted him out, the 10,000 persons crowding the arena were absolutely quiet for a moment. Even Johnson, who leaned against the ropes, half dazed by his own fall a moment before, did not seem to know what had happened. The whole action of the fight was crowded into 34 seconds. At the be ginning of the last round, there was little to judge from in proceeding rounds to pick the winner. The men met in the center of the ring, clinched and wrestled to Johnson's corner. The negro broke away and poising himself, dashed at Ketchel, who sprang to meet him. Ketchel drove his right at the black's lowered head. Johnson ducked and the blow landed behind his ear. He stumbled, fell, and stretched out on the floor, land ing heavily. Ketchel backed toward the ropes with a smile glimmering on his bat tered, blood-streaked face. Johnson Dazed. Johnson rose slowly, as though dazed. As he straighten to his knees, his eyes encountered Ketchel's and with the fury of a wild beast he leap across the 10 feet that separated them. His right fist shot to the white man's jaw. The left crashed to the stomach and the right swung again with the speed of lightning, catching Ketchel's head as he reeled backward from the onslaught. Ketchel dropped in a heap and Johnson, unable to stop his rush. sprawled across his beaten rival's legs and fell full length himself. The negro sprang to his feet with a bound, but Ketchel was out. Once, as the seconds were counted out over him, he feebly moved his arm and rolled his head. He gave not another sign of life and his seconds picked him from the floor, barely conscious. Johnson was still dazed. He clung to the ropes and looked about him in a bewildered way. The crowd broke in to murmurings and seemed unable to realize that the fight was over. Ketchel won many friends by his I showing today. From the time he en- t tered the ring until he was carried out, he was game to the core. Out weighed, over-reached and in every 4 way the physical inferior of his gigan- I tic opponent, he fought a cool, well planned, gritty fight. His face was puffed and he was bleeding at the nose and mouth before three rounds had passed, but he kept following the negro about the ring, undaunted. Black Man Held. Johnson appeared to be holding back all the time. Three times only did it look as though he went in to knock his man out; once when Ketch el landed a clean left hook on the jaw that broke the skin and raised a. lump; once when a similar blow caught him from the other side, and the last time when he ended the fight. Throughout the fight Johnson's "golden smile" flashed out at inter vals over Ketchel's shoulder in the midst of their wrestling bouts. This happened when he picked the smaller man off the ground and set him down again in another place. He did this frequently and apparently without ef fort. Ketchel fought like a master. He kept a long range, avoiding many blows by clever ducking, but John son jabbed his left into the white man's face time after time. When they clinched the black's head tower ed inches above Ketchel's hair and it looked as though a stripling were wrestling with a man. Twice Ketchel was thrown to the floor by the rush of Johnson's at tacks. Neither time did a blow land. At other times, Ketchel avoided the charges by skipping nimbly to right or left or backing swiftly away. They sparred for opening for long periods and there was little fighting through the earlier rounds. For reasons known only to himself, Johnson preferred to keep away and when he had felt the force of Ketchel's wicked left hooks he seemed more than ever ready to go slow about his work. Johnson Talks. In his dressing room after the fight, Johnson said: "He is a good puncher and a strong man. I must say that he has given me a sorer chin than I ever had be fore," and he rubbed his swollen jaws reflectively while he talked. "He can take some heavy blows," continued the champion. "See there," and he showed one of the gloves, sodden with Ketchel's blood. There were several cuts on the leather. "That's where I uppercut him in the mouth," said Johnson. Ketchel said after he recovered that a chance blow had finished him. "I am in better condition than Johnson now. Look at him. He is dazed. But for that one blow I would have beaten him." The fight attracted the greatest crowd in years. Over 10,000 people were ranked around the walls and overflowed the seats. Fully 3,000 were turned away. Promoter Coffroth started after the fight that $40,000 had been taken in. NEW SCHEDULE ON NORTHERN PACIFIC Many Changes in Running Time of Through Trains with Two New Limiteds. The new train schedule which will go into effect on the Northern Pacific October 24 has been announced. The schedule includes two new trains, Nos. 7 end 8, which will be of the equipment now in use on Nos. 5 and 6. Numbers 3 and 4 have been im proved by the addition of observation cars and compartment sleepers and will be of the same standard that the North Coast Limited was before it was made an exclusively first-class train this spring. Other improvements in the service of the North Coast Lim ited, which will run on a faster sched ule than before, will be announced soon. Following is the new schedule: North Coast Limited train No. 1, 10:45 a. m., North Coast Limited train No. 2, 5:07 a. m.; No. 3, 12:49 a. m.; No. 4, 7:0,7 p. m.; No. 5, 10:50 a. m.; No. 6, 11:10 a. m.; No. 7, 3:10 a. m.; No. 8, 11:35 p. m.. No. 15 departs at 8 p. m.; No. 16 arrives at 8:25 a. m. Subscribe for the Gazette. A Gazette want ad will do the work.