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.O A INSPECTION
IS A BIG FROST S Ssjas City Engineer Corn in Speak. i g of Wat Building Laws / Are Obeyed. ISSlUED TWO PERMITS Contractors Go Ahead With Work W'ithout. Complying With Ordinances of toe Ctt;3 -Wooden Structures in Fire idmitse "IU.ilding t.spection, as It Is at pres n rc iaa on in Billings, is a com ,"i:ýe ,Jt, saitd City Engineer Corn, v, 1.i,;n is al o delegated the office of :!.tfit n, + n!.;pector, yesterday after onu. '.:: o;ding to the ordinances Se .y ,!', engineer's ofice is sup ; .,s.: . its O. K. on every set ,p ' . . building which is to be ,.rec , tt :n the fire limits. That ii - :ze ...:=v well not be in existence .I.sofr :. is being observed by con a, cior: v;.,1 biuilders. During the five m; 1 u, i have been in office I have li:" ha '.or, than two sets of plans a,,:1.'I tro me for inspection, and elmoi y"ne kixows that building has been a !ong ways from a standstill dur!, .'wmt ti.re." T.., :sa.1 r of better observance of the bui r-.g . vs is being agitated to some e'at, .mad will be looked into by the cionnl at an early date. The matter was very forcibly brought to the attention of that body at its last meeting by J. M. V. Cochran, who presented a petition to the council asking for the privilege of erecting a small frame building on lots owned by him on North Twenty-fourth street and which are within the newly en larged fire limits, and offering to move the building upon ten days' notice at any time after May 1. Mr. Cochran, in speaking of the matter before the council, stated that he considered that such a building would be of a tem porary and not a permanent nature, and that he had come to the council for the permit in order to b, in the right, and had not gone ahead and built without the permit, as many oth ers, he said, were doing. The council refused the permit asked by Mr. Cochran, who, in speak ing of the matter yesterday, said: "I have no quarrel with the coun cil, for I believe that they did what was just and right. But I do take exception to the way in which the city officials completely ignore other vio lations of the building laws. There is hardly a block in the fire district that has not had some flammable structure built upon it within the past few months, and it is not right for the city to ignore the actions of others and then refuse me a permit to build like them when I seek the consent of the council to do the work. It doesn't look to me like fair play. I want to see building in the business district more carefully supervised, and it the city does not have the proper laws to do' that at present I want to see those laws passed and put into effect right away." City officials admit that there have been some very glaring violations of the building laws perpetrated within the past summer, and they have prom ised to have the matter attended to at once. It will also be seen to that hereafter no buildings are erected that have not passed the examination of the engineer and that the same of ficer makes frequent inspection of the buildings while they are in course of construction. Mr. Cochran announced at the time that he asked for his permit that he intended to build a substantial brick structure, two stories in height and 25x40 feet, on the land next spring. The building will be in the rear of the one occupied by the Rex bar at the corner of Twenty-fourth and Mon tana, and will aid materially in the development of Twenty-fourth street and in heading building and business from the depot toward First avenue, the street which is generally con ceded will be an important business thoroughfare of the city in the course of a few years. Cobb Surrenders To Ohio Sherif Swift Outfielder Beats Service of Ex tradition Papers in Hotel Assault Case. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 18.-"Ty" Cobb, the Detroit outfielder, against whom an indictment has been return ed for assaulting a night watchman at the Hotel Euclid, some weeks ago. came to Cleveland today and gave himself up to the sheriff. Later, Cobb appeared before Judge Schwan in common pleas court, plead not guilty, and trial was set for No vember 22. Bail was fixed at $500. Cobb was secretely indicted last week and since that time the county officials had been arranging to extra dite him. SECOND SHOOTING PROVES SUCCESSFUL Construction Foreman Dropped by Mountaineers In Eastern Ken tadcky.-Will Probably Die. LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 20.-Charles Williams, foreman of conetruction of the Louisiana & Nashville, a new line being built into the mountains of eastern Kentucky, was shot by un known men and left for dead near Heidelberg, Lee county, last night. Williams will probably die. Six weeks ego Williams was shot by two men, but recovered. It is believed he was attacked last night by the same men. DOWNWARD TREND STUBBORN FIGHT Wheat Opens Weak, but Falls but 6 During the Entire Session. LARGE FOREIGN OFFERS Advance in English Discount Rate and Immense Volume of Grain Reported by Russia and Argentina Tend to Force Price of Comodity Down. CHICAGO, Oct. 21.-Wheat opened weak today, but the downward trend was stubbornly contested and Decem ber at the close was unchanged at %c lower at $1.04%. May sank on the final figures %@%c below yester day. The big bear factor was a weak ening of cash wheat prices in the Southwest, coupled with a larger run of Western hard winter wheat. Lower foreign cables, induced by free offer ings of Russian and Argentina wheat and an advance in the English dis count rate bore down on the local market. The bulls were encouraged by the firmness of cash wheat beer and the milling demand in the Northwest. The bullish efforts bore fruit at the close when earlier losses were recov ered. The corn pit reversed the bullish movement of yesterday and profit tak ing sales kept the quotations declin ing for a time. Resting orders ab sorbed the offerings at the low point Wednesday and prices then steadied. December closed ½%t%c lower than yesterday. The oats market dropped off sharp ly at the outset. Later a partial re covery developed. December, May and July each closed %c lower than yes terday. October lard took a sharp jump in the early trading, advancing 22%c. Closing prices ranged from unchanged to 15c higher for pork and 2%c to 7%c higher for lard, and unchanged to 7%c higher for ribs. Live Stock Quotations Omaha Live Stock. SOUTH OMAHA. Oct. 21.--Cattle- Receipts, 7,800. Slower to 10c lower. Native steers, $email@example.com; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Western steers, $email@example.com; stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com; stags, etc., $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs-Receipts, 2,400. Market 10c higher. Heavy, $email@example.com; mixed and light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com; bulk of sales, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep-Receipts, 18.000. Market steady to slow. Yearlings, $email@example.com; wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. -4--*-- Chicago Live Stock. CHICAGO, Oct. 21.-Cattle-Re ceipts, estimated at 11.000. Market weak to shade lower. Beeves, $3.85@ 8.65; Texas steers, $email@example.com; West ern sters, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heif ers, $email@example.com; calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs-Receipts, estimated at 15, 000. Market 5c higher. Light, $7.10@ 7.70; mixed, $email@example.com; heavy, $7.25@ 7.90; rough, $firstname.lastname@example.org; good to choice heavy, $email@example.com; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulk of sales, $email@example.com. Sheep-Receipts, estimated at 25, 000. Market steady. Native, $2.40@ 4.80; Western, $firstname.lastname@example.org; yearlings, $email@example.com; lambs, native, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Western, $email@example.com. -4--*-- Miscellaneous Markets Boston Stocks. Amalgamated ................. 83 Arizona Commercial ............ 43% Butte Coalition ............... 26% Calumet and Arizona .......... 98% Daly W est .................... 7 Green Cananea . ........ ... 10% Montana Coal & Coke........20 cents Nevada ....................... 24% Parrot ....................... 30% North Butte ................... 577% Minneapolis Wheat. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21.-Close: Wheat - December, $1.02%; May, $1.04%61.04%; cash, No. 1 hard, $1.05% @1.05%; No. I northern, $firstname.lastname@example.org%; No. 2, $1.02%( ;1.02%; No. 3, $email@example.com. -4----- New York Sugar. NEW YORK, Oct. 21.-Sugar-Raw, steady; fair refining, $3.80; centri fugal, 96 test, $4.30; molasses sugar, $3.50; refined, steady. --4 Minneapolis Flax. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21. --Flax closed at $1.70%. VETERINARIANS TO MEET. (Special to The Gauette.) HELENA, Oct. 19.-S. H. Ward, the state veterinarian of Minnesota, has written to M. E. Knowles, the corre sponding Montana official, suggesting a meeting in this city of all north western veterinarians and secretaries of livestock sanitary boards, for the purpose of taking action to secure the eradication by government officials of glanders and mange from horses on Indian reservations. Knowles hearti ly favors the idea. ATTORNEY TOO BUSY. From Wednesday's Daily. On account of the trial of Joseph Lamb, which occupied the entire time of the county attorney and his assist ant yesterday, the preliminary hear ings of Robert Alexander, charged with assault in the second degree, and F. M. Clark, accused of beating his wife, were not held yesterday morning in Judge Mann's court. Both parties have given sufficient bond for their appearance and the hearings will be postponed until the rush of criminal cases in the district court is over. BILLINGS GAY WITH BUNTING Green and White, the Congressional Colors, to Be Lavishly Hung Inside and Out. WILL RIVAL THE LIGHTS Brilliancy of Street Embellishments to Dovetails Nicely Into the New Illumination Scheme.-Decorator at Disposal of Merchants. From Wednesday's Daily. Today James T. Egan of Spokane will begin putting the finishing touches on the decorations fqr the Dry Farming congress. His ideas were outlined at a meeting of the board of control last night and ap proved. They will make Billings a brilliant symphony of green and white during the congress. The plan for street decorations has been enlarged to include strings of banners to alternate with the electric lights that will illuminate the streets by night. Mr. Egan, who represents the Pacific Decorating company, and has been brought here to prepare the city for the congress, announced last night that he would place the banners along all the streets which would be strung with the colored lights. The design is to have an American flag, four by six feet in size at each side of the street, and midway between them a fan of green and white bunt ing. The white will be at the center of the fand and the green will form the outer rim as it hangs opened over the streets. The flags will not be at the extreme edges of the street, but will be far enough out so that alter nate banners can be hung nearer each curb, so that when one looks down the street the appearance will be of having banners solidly across the driveway. Mr. Egan will decorate the opera house in a manner new to this sec tion. A large ring will be hung in the center of the ceiling and from this strands will radiate in every direc tion. From these will be hung 48 all wool, hand painted banners. There will be 22 representing the states, four by six feet in dimensions; 22 representing nations, same size; one Canadian flag, eight by ten feet; one Mexican, same size; and two Amer ican flags, 20 by 30 feet. These will be hung high enough so that they will not interfere with the view of the stage from any part of the house. This scheme will give those in the house the impression of being seated under a huge umbrella of brilliant combina tions of colors. The stage will be appropriately dec orated during the sessions and in the body of the house reserved for dele gates there will be standards for the states and countries represented while large escutcheons will be hung for each state and nation. With work for the congress well un der way Mr. Egan will place his services at the disposal of the mer chants. Anticipating an eagerness for display he will probably begin a can vass today. With individual exhibits added to those of the city and con gress a scene of splendor second to none in a convention city is foreseen by those active in the decoration movement. Profitable Cheating of the Government Underweight Given Cheese and Sugar Importers Nets Customs Employe Large Sums for Years. NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-Eight years of systematic and exceedingly pro fitable cheating of the United States government was described today by George E. Burge, a customs weigher, a witness in the trial of Antonio and Philip Musica, cheese importers. After telling how he had under weighed a large importation of cheese for the Musicas and received $134 as his share, Burge said he was in sim ilar dealings with hundreds of other firms of importers. He declared also that there was a regular system of cheating in which a number of cus toms employes were involved. Burge is one of three weighers who have con fessed and is testifying for the gov ernment. An echo of the government's suits against the American Sugar Refining company was brought out by Burge's testimony. lie said prior to his op Prations for the Musicas and others, he had been almost exclusively em ployed in underweighing and cheating on behalf of the sugar people. TAFT PLANS TOUR OF DIAZ' COUNTRY Accepts Invitation of President to Travel Through Mexico at Close of Official Term. EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 19.--The Times tomorrow will say: Tentative plans for a tour of Mexico by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Taft upon the close of the president's term of office were discussed Saturday night by President Taft and President Diaz. Mr. Taft said' at the close of his term of office he expected to tour Mexico with Mrs. Taft. President Diaz replied that he would look forward with pleasure to meet Mr. Taft-again. Mrs. Diaz, he said, would be Mrs. Taft's hostess and he would be deligthted to receive Mr. and Mrs. Taft in Mexico City. Ada In The Gazette pay. MIDNIGHT FIEND CUT HER THROAT Wife of Los Angeles Breweryman Victim of Brutal Attack While Sleeping. NEARLY BLED TO DEATH Policeman Closes Razor Wounds with His Fingers While Mrs. George Stable Is Being Hurried to Hospi tal-Woman will Probably Live. LOS ANGELES, Cal. Oct. 18.-While Mrs. George Stahle, wife of a brewery employe, was asleep in her home last night, she was attacked by a man who cut her throat with a razor. There is no clew to the criminal's identity further than the blood cover ed razor which he left behind. The wo man's husband was at work in the brewery at the time of the attack. Mrs. Stable almost bled to death and her life was saved by patrol officer Gilpin, who closed the wound in her throat with his fingers until the hospital was reached. She is ex pected to recover. Elsie Stahle, a 12 year old daughter said that after she and her mother had retired she was awakened by smothered cries for help. The girl turned on the light, saw the blood pouring over her mother's night robe and ran for help. Mrs. Stable's wind pipe had been severed and several large arteries cut. Two strokes had been made with the razor in criss cross fashion, one extending across the throat and the other lengthwise. CODY MAN WHO IS SOME AS A RIDER Winner of Evanston-Denver Endur ance Race Visiting Friends in Billings. Small and wiry, keen piercing eyes,. smoothly shaven face and the general air that he never stumbled into any thing he could not get out of; there you have Charlie E. Workman, cham pion endurance rider of the world and the winner of the famous pony race from Evanston, Wyo., to Denver, Col., which set the sporting world on edge for six days the first part of last June a year ago. Workman is in Billings for a few days visiting with his old friend, H. Alfred Heimer of the Rex, shaking hands with "Dad" Roberts, a Cody chum, and generally getting acquaint ed. Although Workman comes from Cody himself, in fact is frankly proud of it, still he admits that Billings looks good to him and may settle here permanently. Anyway he is booked to stay over this week, he says: When Charlie Workman rode into Denver that eventful afternoon of June 5, just 6 days 8 hours and 18 minutes out of Evanston, he was two hours ahead of his nearest rival and he pulled down the prize of $500 in gold, a $250 saddle, two suits of gent's clothes, another of ladies' make (Workman is a bachelor and never would tell what he did with the fem inine togs) besides several pairs of spurs and other things. And the next morning he mounted his faithful 8-year-old "Teddy," who had carried him the weary stretch of 620 miles as if nothing had happened and left the city and his fame behind him. TIME TO FILE. ARDMORE, Okla., Oct. 18.-In the federal court here today, 20 days time was allowed Governor Haskell and the other defendants in the l1us kogee town lot fraud cases in which to file exceptions to the ruling of the court last week when Judge Marshall overruled the motions to quash. I)e murrars to the indictments will be argued on October 28. BACK WAS BROKEN IN FOOTBALL GAINE All Hope for Recovery of Midshipman Wilson Has Been Practically Abandoned. WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.-Hope of the recovery of Midshipman Earl D. Wilson, quarter back of the naval football team, who was injured Sat urday, was practically abandoned this afternoon. Wilson was injured in stopping a run of the opposing half back before a score had been made and another touchdown was being worked down the field. Wilson, by a flying tackle through the interference of the men who were helping, stopped the play within a few yards of the navy's goal. When the mass of players was unen tangled, he was found at the bottom of the pile unconscious. Paralysis de veloped almost immediately and since Saturday Wilson has been unable to move part of his body. The fifth ver tebrae was fractured. + + + QIUIET AT CORINTO. * . + W* ASHINGTON, Oct. 20.-A + + dispatch has been received at 4 + the state department from Co- + 4 rinto, Nicaragua, that the city + , is still in the control of the + + Zelaya government and that + + there has been no fighting + * there. The dispatch adds that - + every able bodied native over + + 16 years old is under arms. + S + + + - . •4.41 • 1,4.. 4. 1.O OO , ESCAPED CONS ARE BURNED OUT Securely Entrenched in a Straw Stack Which Farmer Fired, Ignorant of Their Presence. TOOK TO TALL GRASS Farmer Grown Suspicions, Tele phones Pursuing Officers-In Chase and Battle One Falls,. the. Other Surrenders a Captive May Die. SALEM. Ore., Oct. 18.-Driven from their refuge by a farmer who set fire to a straw stack in which they had hidden, the last two of the five con victs who escaped from penitentiary guards Friday, were captured today. Before their capture, however, they attempted to escape from a posse which kept up a running fire. One of the fugitives was wounded, but not fatally. The two fugitives, Mike Nichkotich and Albert Murray, were not engaged in the battle with a posse Saturday night, in which the other three convicts had taken part, but had taken refuge in a straw stack nearby. By a curious coincidence, the far mer who owned the stack decided this morning to burn it and accord ingly set it afire. This fire drove the convicts from their hiding place and they took refuge in some long grass. Suspecting the identity of the pair, the farmer telephoned to the author ities at Independence, and City Mar shal Feagles, at the head of a posse of citizens, went to the farm. The convicts who had lain quiet in the meantime, were driven from cover and chased toward a clump of brush. while a running fire was kept up by the posse. Suddenly Mike Nichkotich dropped to the ground. Albert Murray, his companion, then stopped and signal led he would surrender. After Murray had been secured the posse started to get Nichkotich. The wounded man, however, jumped to his feet and made another dash for the under brush, but he was brought down by well directed shots from two of the posse. George Duncan, who was wounded Friday night by Deputy Sheriff John son, is expected to die. The officer who suffered slight wounds during the fighting Friday and Saturday, will be well in a few days. Joyous Nights in Streets of Frisco Large Crowds Partielipateing in Por tola Celebration-Men O'Warsmen Hold Open House. SAN FANCISCO, Oct. 20.-The sec ond night of the Portola celebration in this city proved as joyous as the first, although the crowds on the streets were somewhat smaller, as a heavy fog lowered the temperature. The event of the evening was the festival ball, held at the Fairmount hotel, which was attended by officers of the warships in the bay as well as all social San Francisco. On the bay the men of the American ships held open house during the ev ening for the crews of the foreign vessels. FRANCIS SCHLATTER, THE DIVINE HEALER (Continued from Page One.) he went to Denver. There Schlatter began a fast that lasted 40 days. All the while he continued to heal. Per sons of all classes gathered in such numbers that the healer was unable to accommodate them in hih house and they passed before him as he stood upon the porch. He would lean over and take the hand of the patient while he prayed with each one. He also blessed hand kerchips. caps and other articles to be used as instruments of healing. He refused to take money for his work and gave credit for it to "The Father." "It is not I who does it," he said. Later Schlatter was credited with having claimed to be the reincarna tion of Jesus Christ. He traveled in various parts of the country, pursuing his healing wher ever he went. Ultimately Schlatter disappeared and for several years was lost to public view. FHe was reported to have perished in a Mexican desert, while his friends declared he had gong to a ranch for rest. In the summer of 1902, Schlatter reappeared in Chicago, after having lived in seclusion for five years. He declined to say where he had been, merely stating he thought it better, in view of the many false reports which had arisen, that he disappear for a time. + - COLEGROVE JOINS LOS ANGELES. IAOS ANGELES, Oct. 20.-By a vote of 517 for, to 95 against, Colegrove and the extensive territory just west of the city limits decided to become a part of the city of Los Angeles. Los Angeles sealed the bond by a vote of 5,762 for, to 319 against elec tion. It is estimated that the territory contains a population of 10,000 and its assessed valuation is $12,000,000. It has an area of 10 square miles. 4---- NEW Y. M. C. A. BUILDING. MANILA, Oct. 20.-The handsome new building of the Young Men's Christian asociation, erected at an ex pense of $125,000, was opened tonight. The principal address was made by former Vice President Fairbanks. Estrada Proclaims Himself Pres .ent Declares He Can Hold His \osi lion Against Any Force e Government Can Send LUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Oct. 19. -General Estrada, the rebel leader, who has proclaimed him self provisional president of Nicara gua, returned to this city today after having established outposts to the north of Panama and sent a detach ment of 500 men to meet, the expected approach of the govornment forces. Estrada claims he can hold Rama against ten thousand besiegers and it is believed here that it the interior is To Confer Degree Of Honor Upon Masons W ASHINGTON, Oct. 20.-The fifty fourth biennial session of the supreme council of Scottish Rite Masons for the southern juris diction, resumed its labors today. At the afternoon session, which was ex ocutive, the active members consid ered the report of the committee on nominations for honorary thirty-third degree Masons. Among the knights commander of the court of honor se lected to the thirty-third degree were the following: Idaho, Utah, Wyoming-Joseph Wil liam Boyd, Sherman, Wyo.; James Henry Brown, Salt Lake City; Mor gan Alvin Regan, Boise City, Idaho; Richard Hamilton Scott, Cheyenne, Wyo. Montana-John Alexander Donovan, Butte; Frederick Lincoln Melcher, Butte; Ernest Julius Schwefel, Butte; Elmer Josiah Carter, Missoula; Jo seph Albert Hyde, Butte. Among the charters granted was the following: Bitter Root lodge of Perfection No. 6, Mamilton, Mont. Grand Commander Richardson an nounced that the thirty-third degree honorary would be conferred upon those elected at today's session on Friday evening. ------ SLOW PROGRESS MADE. CHICAGO, Oct. 21.-Slow progress was made in the Guggenheim annul ment of divorce case before Judge Honore here today. At the afternoon session Judge Ho nore indefinitely postponed further hearing of the case, which, in effect, is said to throw it out of court. Any further action must be instituted by Mrs. Guggenheim in an entirely new action. DR. CARLISLE DEAD. SPARTANSBURG, S. C., Oct. 21. Dr. James H. Carlisle, president emer itus of Wofford college, died here at his home today. He was one of the two surviving signers of the ordinance of secession. He was 84 years old. TO CLIMB MOUNTAIN. SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 18.-Steps are being taken in this city to organ ize a party of amateur mountaineers to climb Mount McKinley, Alaska, the tallast peak in North America. It is plannel to make the start from Se attle in April of'next year. RUSSIANS FOR HIAWAII. HONOLULU, Oct. 21.-The steamer Siberia which arrived here today brought 48 Russian families, compos ed of 214 memnbers, to work on the sugar plantations. Since the Japan ese employes of the planters went on strike several months ago there has been a scarcity of laborers. Soldier Is Killed By Fellow Soldier Used a Brick in Attempting Escape While Under Arrest and Is Shot Down. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 19.-While attempting to escape from a soldier who was conducting him to the guard house at Fort Russell last night, Pri vate Ed McDermott of the Eleventh infantry, was shot and instantly kill ed. McDermott attacked the guard with a brick and was shot through the heart. McDermott was charged with desertion and also with stealing a horse from one of the officers on which to escape. Allege That the Jury Was Not Properly Drawn in Murder Case BASIN, Wyo. Oct. 19, 1909.-Georg Sabin one of seven men charged wit complicity in the notorious Sprin Creek raid in which Joe Allemand, Jc Emge and Joe Lazier met death on tb night of April 2, was brought int court today and his attorneys filed plea in abatement to indictment claiming that the petit jury and gran jury lists were not made by the count clerk, county treasurer and chairma lost to President Zelaya he wi~ never be able to regain the Alantic' coast now in the possession of tie rt\els. President Zelaya's army is 1port ed to be moving into the interi . but is impeded by neavy rains. T te! egraph lines between Bluefield and Managua, the capital, have been town since they were cut on October 1 The rebel movement is a se4ous one, despite the tenor of official dis patches eminating from Manalua. Schooners arriving from the south to day brought 10,000 rifles for :he In surgents. Her Action Proper. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.-The Unt ed States government today officials recognized the action of Nicaragua ih closing her At!slatic ports The clos ing of the rorta was proclaimed br Nicaragua several days agu. Nicaragua, notwithstand!ng the in surrection within her borders, is ful ly carrying out with the United States government her agreement to the settlement of the claim of tne George D. Emery company in annulment of the latter's timber concession in Nica ragua, and last night made the first payment of $50,000 on the $600,000. ISLAND REPUBLIC SCENE OF BATTLE Insurgents of Hayti Have Sanguinary Meeting with Government Troops. CAPE HAYTIEN, haytl. Oct. 18. News reached here tonight, but some what delayed on account of bad weather and roads, giving brief de tails of a sanguinary engagement be tween the insurgents and the govern ment troops at Canongo. The insurgents were in ambush be hind a hill and made a surprise at tack upon the advancing troops. There were considerable losses on both sides. Making a feint to enter Dajobon, the insurgents then pro ceeded to Guaybin and Sabenata, which they captured without resis tance. The loyal forces proceeded into Dajobon. A Haytien postal carrier said the whole frontier is in the possession of the insurgents. There is a rumor that Lavega is among the captured towns. ARBOGAST KILLING UNUSUALLY BRUTAL Head of Sleeper Crushed, Bed Oiled and Fired-Wife and Daughter Are Accused. ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20.-A jury was completed in the Ramsey county district court today to try Mrs. Mina Arbogast, accused of murdering her husband, Louis Arbogast, a wealthy butcher, on May 13 last. The killing of Arbogast was unus ually brutal. His head was crushed with an axe while he lay asleep in bed. Then oil was poured over the bed clothes and set on fire. His eldest daughter is also under indictment in connection with the murder . UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND. Philadelphia, Oct. 20.-So great has been the demand for new Lincoln pen nies that nothing else has been coined at the mint in this city since the end of June. The coinage of the copper coins in the three and a half months totals 70,000,000. ARRESTED FOR PERJURY. TOWNSEND, Mont., Oct. 20.-W. B. Dolenty, a banker, has been arrested on a perjury charge in connection with taxation returns and bound over to the district court under bail, which was furnished. PIONEER'S HARD FALL. HELENA, Mont., Oct. 20.-John Van derbilt, a prominent pioneer, fell from a house at Norris and sustained in juries, which, because of his advanced years, may prove fatal. He is in a local hospital. RELIEVING STORM SUFFERERS. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-For the purpose of furnishing prompt relief to the storm sufferers at Key West, the army post at that place has been ordered to issue rations for a few days, the cost of which will be borne by the American National Red Cross society. of the board of county commissioners as required by law but that in reality they were prepared by the chairman of the board assisted by the sheriff. Tes timony on the point is now being tak en and as Chairman Linton of the board cannot reach here before Thurs day, decision cannot be reached before that time. The raising of this point simply means temporarily a delay in the trial of the case which will be continued next week.