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The United States Descends Near Hamilton, Ont. PREVIOUS RECORD BEATEN Major Hersey's Entry in Aeronautic Race Has Covered a Distance of Seven Hundred Miles-German Con testant Regarded as Dangerous. St. Louis, Oct. 22.--The beginning of the end of the greatest ballooning race ever held in America, the second contest for the international aeronaut cup, was signalled Tuesday night by the landing of the American balloon "United States" at a point twelve miles south of Hamilton, Ont., near the shores of Lake Ontario. The "United States" is believed to have held the lead in the race at the time of landing and in its twenty-five hours of flight from St. Louis had covered a -distance of approximately 700 miles, measured in an air line. The "United States" is the present holder of the cup and the record for the race, hav ing established it in the flight from Paris last year at 402 miles. The pilot of the balloon is Major Henry 13. Hersey of the United States weath er bureau at Washington, who acted as aid to Lieutenant Lahm of the United States army, who piloted the balloon in its winning race of 1906. Lieutenant Lahm was too ill to par ticipate this year. The nearest rival to the United States is believed to be the big chrome yellow German cruising bal loon, the Pommern, which was last reported as whirling across Lake Erie in the teeth of a 35-mile gale. May -Exceed the Record. The Pommern passed over Cleve land Thursday afternoon and sent down a message reporting "all well." It is figured that the Pommern then was but a little distance behind the United States and if she is able to re main up after crossing the lake there is a belief that she may exceed the excellent record of the United States. News of the landing of the United States was just a bit disappointing to the followers of the race here who were confidently predicting that Ma jor Hersey would break the world's record of 1,200 miles. The report of the landing of the United States not having been re ceived until several hours after the descent has led to the conclusion that some of the other contestants may have come to earth in places re mote from telegraph facilities. In the absence of definite reports, however, the other eight balloons are believed still to be in the air. With the exception of the United States and the Pommern, all of the other contestants seemed to be scat tered Tuesday night over the state of Ohio, several of them nearing the West Virginia border line. The American balloon "America" passed over Zanesville, O.. just after midnight Tuesday night. PLAGUE AT SEATTLE. One Death From the Scourge Occurs in That City. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 23.-One death having occurred here from bubonic plague, Mayor William H. Moore for mally requested Governor Mead to ask the surgeon general of the public health and marine hospital service to take charge of the prophylatic meas ures that may be necessary to stamp out the plague in Seattle and Governor Mead immediately wired the depart ment at Washington. The city council has had prepared an ordinance providing for a bounty on rats and the board of health divid ed the city into sanitary districts for the purpose of waging a war on rats and also for the purpose of cleaning up the city. There are no cases un der suspicion at present. Rat guards are being installed on the hawsers of evely vessel in port. STANDS ON A SAFE BASIS James J. Hill Delivers an Address on the Northwest. St. Paul, Oct. 23.-"No part of the U'nited States stands on so safe a basis as the Northwest," declared James J. Hill in an address delivered at a dinner given by the St. Paul Job bers' and Manufacturers' association at the Minnesota club in honor of William Magivny, president of the St. Paul Union Stock Yards company. He based his confident utterance on the fact that the soil is the foundation of the prosperity of the Northwest. and it never fails so long as it is Iroperly cultivated. New York's Police Dogs. New York, Oct. 23.--New York's dog police, which will bs used in tracking lawbreakers on the out skirts of the city, arrived from Ghen: on the steamship Vaderland. These new patrolmen were five Belgian sheep dogs. known as the "Berger Belge" whose scent is said to be su perior to that of the bloodhound and which are trained to regard everyone who does not wear a uniform with suspicion. Strike Declared Off. Helena, Mont., Oct. 23.-At a meet ing of the local telegraphers' union in this city the strike was formally de clared off. It is believed the action of the local union here will have the effect of breaking the backbone of the strike throughout the Northwest. FRENCH FORCE IN. PERIL. Arrival of Reinforcements Alone Saved I It From Destruction. Casa Blanca, Oct. 23.-The timely arrival of General Drude with rein forcements alone saved Colonel De Frelay's reconnoitering column from annihilation near Taddert. The troops were sent out to search for the body of a Frenchman named Kuntzer, who had wandered from the camp and was murdered. On arriving at Alvarez a group of sixty Moorish horsemen was seen on top of a mound. Colonel De Frelay ordered a squad of irregular Algerian cavalry to give chase and a hot pursuit was kept up for about three miles, when suddenly the hills beyond were seen to be swarming with horsemen. The Algerian troop ers realizing that they had fallen into a tuap, retired slowly. The Moors, who were constantly being reinforced, then began a circling movement with the object of turning the French position, but were momentarily checked by the sustained fire of the infantry and a hail of bullets from the rapid fire guns. General Drude arrived upon the Moorish flank unperceived with two companies of infantry, two batteries of field guns and another section of the rapid fire guns battery and opened on the enemy with all his guns. The Moors were taken completely by sur prise. Fierce hand to hand fighting followed, the French troopers and. Algerian irregulars sabering the enemy right and left. The Moors were unable to withstand the attack and fled. During the height of the combat the French cruiser Gloire changed her anchorage and dropped shells among the Moors. General Drude took hack to camp the bodies of nine Moors which were exposed in front of the mosque at Casa Blanca for the pur pose of disproving the reports spread among the natives that the French bullets were powerless to kill the fol lowers of Islam. MINING MEN INDICTED. Accused of False Pretenses, Embezzle ment and Conspiracy. Washington, Oct. 23.-Eugene Davis and Edward C. Bryan, vice president and treasurer respectively of the Ca pusecya Mining company, were yester day indicted by the grand jury for false pretenses, embezzlement and conspiracy. United States Attorney Baker at once filed a bill to annul the charter and applied for a receiver. Justice Gould appointed Attorney John E. Laskey receiver under bond of $10, 000. It is stated in the bill that Davis and Bryan have sold the stock of the mining company for which they have received more than $1,000,000 and have also negotiated a loan of $108, 000 for the company, but that none of the money from the sale of the stock or the loan has reached the treasury of the company. BETTER THAN ROOSEVELT. Deaf Mute Claimed to Be Superior at Hunting. Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 23.-R. H. Johnson of Trundle Cross Roads, a deaf mute, was taken in charge by the police to prevent him making a dis turbance while President Roosevelt was in the city. Johnson came to the city armed with a shotgun and at one .of the lead ing hotels kept writing notes refer ring to the president, claiming to be a better hunter than Roosevelt, but insisting all the time that he was a particular friend of the president. He wore a wild look that aroused the suspicions of police and they promptly locked him up until the president got through the city. STAGE COACH HELD UP. But Driver Put Up Hard Fight and Team Ran Away With Mail. Helena, Mont., Oct. 23.-A special from Lewiston says that the Mussel shell stage was stopped. Tuesday by two robbers, but that the driver, named Launceford, put up such a fight with one of the robbers that the sec ond man was obliged to leave the horses' heads to assist his comrade. While the fight was in progress the team ran away, thus permitting the mails and other matter to escape the hands of the robbers. The driver was robbed and brutally beaten. A posse is in pursuit. Farmers' Congress Adjourns. Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 23.-The farmers' national congress adjourned after electing the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Colo nel Benham Cameron. Stagville, N. C.; first vice president, Joshua Strang, Marion, Ind.; second vice president. A. L. Strayer, Illinois; secretary, George M. Wihittaker. Washington, D. C.; treasurer, W. L. Ames, Oregon. Held to the Grand Jury. Chicago, Oct. 23.-Mrs. Evelyn Ro madka of Milwaukee, who was recent ly arrested on charge of being impli cated in burglaries committed by Al bert Jones, a negro, was arraigned In the municipal court. She waived ex amination and was held in bonds of $18,000 to await the action of the grand j.ary. Major Delmar Defeats Sweet Marie. Poughkeeqsle, N. Y., Oct. 23.-Major Delmar defeated Sweet Marie in a match race for a purse of $2,500 at the Hudson River driving park Tuesday afternoon, winning two out of three heats. The race was the three fastest heats ever trotted on this track In a race. SIR THOMAS LIPTON. The Man Who Will Try Again to Se cure the America's Cup. Sir Thomas Lipton's determination to attempt once more the capture of the America's cup puts him in the pub lic eye again. The challenge issued for a cup race in the year 1909 comes from the Royal Irish Yacht club and is sent to the New York Yacht club, the holder of the cup. It is said that Sir Thomas plans to have a challenger designed by William Fife after the sIR THOMAs LyU'ON. plans of the White heather II., the crack Fife boat of the year in English waters. He will call the new chal lenger the Shamrock IV. It is four years since the last cup race, and the American public would welcome the break in the monotony which would be caused by another contest, especially with Sir Thomas Lipton, who has always been popular in this country, as the aspirant for yachting honors. Two years ago the gallant sportsman said, "I am going to keep on trying, no matter what it costs, to lift the cup." Fortunately for the nervy Irish knight, he does not need to worry very much about the item of cost. The last time he came over after the cup it was figured that the expense of maintain ing his cup hunting squadron was about a dollar a minute. But, then, as his income at the time was estimated to amount to about $7.50 per minute it was calculated that he could manage to worry along on the $6.50 a minute he had left after paying the expenses of his sea cooks and jackies, his sail makers and stokers and entertaining his very numerous American friends. Expert statisticians have figured out that Sir Thomas has already spent close to $3,000.CC0 in the effort to clap ture a trophy whiclh hI.as in it "lbout $150 worth of silver. CAPTAIN MIKKELSEN. The Arctic Explorer Whose Vessel Was Wrecked In Polar Sea. Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen, whose arc tlc expedition was wrecked north of Alaska, was more fortunate than some polar adventurers in that he and his party did not perish. Unlike most arc. tic explorers. he did not go to the far CAPTAIN }JNAR MIKKELSEN. north for the sake of locating the pulc. About a year and a half ago he called on President Roosevelt at Washington and explained the object o¶ his expedi tion-namely, to settle the question whether or not there is a continent or a great archipelago off the Siberian coast somewhere between the Parry Is lands and Wrangel Land. The expedi tion sailed from British Columbia I: May, 1901, flying the British and American flags. A report from Captain Mikkelsen Ind from Ernest Leffingwell of Knox ville, Ill., whose father contributed con siderable money toward fitting out the party, said that the sledge trip to the north of Alaska had covered 500 miles and that the explorers had crossed the edge of the continental shelf twice. while their soundings at fifty miles off the coast showed a depth of 2,060 feet without touching bottom, -a fact against the theory of the existence In that part of the globe of a continent or archipelago. After the sinking of the Duchess of Bedford, in which the expedition sailed, the -members of the party got safely to land by crossing the ice on sledges. Claptauin Mlkkelsen is a Dane and was in the Baldwin-Ziegler expedition. AFTER THE OCTOPUS. An Important Movement to Curb the Mail Order Menace. The following special dispatch to the New York World from Sioux City, In., explaiu:n in brief a new movement which is of vital interest to all local merchants and likewise to all citizens of town and co'ntry: An important mercantile tmovement is now working in the northwest under the nmine of the Berkley system, which numbers over 1,000 merchants and is spreadli:g: rapidly. The system, which has the backing of the wholesalers in the principal western iolildng centers, has as its aim the extinction of the mail order meth od of doing business, which has been developing at such a rapid pace that country retaiilers were rapidly losing hope. 'The object is to so operate the business of distribution that, while the retailer still gets a good profit on his wares, ih sells them at not more than the (-i:i i:tiglme houses ask. The 1lerkley system merchants league themselves together to adver tise co-operatively in order to lessen the expense and secure the benefit of expert and a unified advertising policy. By co-operation, it is claimed, the cost of an effective advertising campaign, which is a heavy burden for the indi vidual to carry, is reduced to a nom inal figure. The system In carrying out this work has undertaken to supply newspaper amd circular advertising to quote prices to consumers, and many thousands of consumers are now receiving such ad vertising at regular intervals. Aside from the economic importance attaching to this new movement as a means of securing permanent reduc tions in prices to consumers in the hundreds of communities where the organization is operating, it promises to greatly increase the importance of local centers, which in many instances brought to light in the past few years have been reduced to mere postoffice and railway stations, through which the farmers transacted their mail or der business. SOCIAL CENTERS. How Rural Schools Can Be Used For Benefiting Communities. The school must offer vocational training. This does not mean that ev ery school shall be a trade school. It does not even mean that the school shall aim specifically to teach trades. It does mean, however, that we will come to realize that the schools in pre paring the pupils for complete living must bear in mind the fact that voca tion is a large part of life, says Les lle's Weekly. Consequently vocational training in its broadest possible as pects must be one of the largest phases of school activity. This may not mean the Introduction of elementary agricul ture into all the rural schools, but it will mean the utilization of agricul tural material in the training of the pupil, so that if he enters the agricul tural vocation he will be adequately prepared for it. The school also must develop the spirit of social or community service. I know of nothing better in this line than the plan used in Maine of or ganizing school improvement leagues. It Is desirable also for the school to become a social center, or at least one of the social centers, of the neighbor hood. The school ought to play a large part in the life of the mature people of the community, and it may well act as a sort of rallying center for the ed nucational interest of adults as well as of children. The school must deflnite ly co-operate with other institutions of the community, such as the church, the grange, improvement societies, library, etc. In this connection there should be frequent Joint meetings of teachers and school patrons for the discussion both of school topics and of subjects of general community interest. Street Tree Planting. Various large cities and towns throughout the United States, as well as many lesser ones, are taking up the matter of planting all street trees and with most gratifying success, so ranch so that another decade will doubtless witness the complete passing of street tree planting by individual property owners or even by concerted action otherwise than under the direction of a city or town oflicial or department. There appears to he no legitimate bar rier to a city or town assuming this work, and all the argument is on that side of the question, says the I.os An geles Times. In public improvements what benefits one belineits all, and there is no reason why a city or town government may not make i.ts streets beautiful as well as making them eno nomically usable. It is admitted that trees along the front of a iproperty add value in the same proportion to the cost as do curb, sidewalk or pavement. therefore the expense should be b,orne in the same manner. So far as re turns from the outlay is conllcerned, the planting of trees is decided the better investment, for while the initial outlay is slight the, value accumulates with advancing years, the only phase of street improvement that does. Beauty For American Towns. A city or town is not built in a day nor in a hundred years. The great sight places of Europe have been slow ly and laboriously wrought out by far sighted men and are admirable only after many centuries. says the ('leve land Plain Dealer. But American cit ies have money and the experience of Europe to guide them, andl now. with the awakened Instinct of civic beauty urging them on. they may iaccomplish the wonders of Paris and Herlin and Vienna-possibly even of Florence and Rome--in a period short in comparison with the term of a clty's life. Wall paper with fancy colored fig ures began to be used in 1620. The art was developed thereafter largely by the French. AN IRISH SUPERSTITION. Fishermen Don't Like to Meet Women When Starting For Work. Superstitions as to its being most unlucky to meet a woman when set ting out to fish or upon any journey by sea are not uncommon. From a head land on the Donegal coast the writer was one day anxiously watching a small smack beating across the bay against a heavy sea and stiff breeze which had suddenly sprung up. After a long and hard fight for it the little craft made the pier in safety, and up on condolences being offered the skip per on his recent hardships he said; "Sure, what better luck could I have? Didn't I meet a redheaded woman in Sligo this morning the moment I left my lodging to walk down to the boat!" In this case the color of the woman's hair and the fact of her being the first person met with after the man left his house seemed to be the deterinin ing factors in the day's luck. But in other places the objection to such an encounter embraces hair of all shades and any hour of the day, it being am ply sufficient to bring the ill luck that any woman should pass you by just as you are walking down to the boat. Only a few weeks ago the writer visit ed a small fishing village on the Gal way coast and just before getting on his car to return home was chatting to the landlady of the little inn. A strapping young fisherman who was walking down the road toward the harbor suddenly stopped, climbed over the fence and made his way to his boat across the fields. The writer ob served to his hostess that the young fellow must have mistaken him for a process server with a writ for him. She laughed rather derisively and said: "It's not you at all, sir, he's afraid of, but me. IIe's just going fishing and would not pass me by if you gave him the fill of his hat of gold."-London Chronicle. WOODMEN ACCIDENT ASSOCIATION LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. No. Certificates issued to Jan. 1,' 1907 ....... .i47, 490 Benfits Paid to Jan. 1, 1907 ............. $810,652.96 No. Claims Paid to Jan. 1, 1907 .............. . 27,943 Surplus. Over .................. .-100,000.00 For the Cheapest and Best Accident Policy, See or write, J. . C. ARvBITRONC(I, SPECIAL SOLICITORF, HAVRE, MONTANA. MARBLE nD RANITE l iiiM EN JTS. Coping , '.' Slate Vaults Siron Fence Cut Stone Mantels Prices, D)esign-, and Estimates furnishled an an:yt hing in t 1le Motn1 - nental ILine. No jo~b too small, none too large. Havre Monumental Works B. E. GREEN. Proprietor Fresh Butter and Eggs RECEIVED DAILY. Seal Ship Oysters FROM THE SHELL TO THE CONSUMER. HAVRE MEAT MARKET WM. WILTNER, Prop. Clarence Lowe was here from Chin nook this week trading with busy stores. WHY COLDS ARE DANGEROUS. Because you have contracted ordinary colds and recovered from them withou treatment of any kind, do not for a moment imagine that colds are not dangerous. Eveyrone knows that pneumonia and chronic catarrh have their origin in a common cold. Con sumption is not caused by a cId but the cold prepares the system for the reception and devlopment of the germs that would not otherwise have found lodgment. It is the same with all infectious diseases. Diphthe 1L, scarlet fever, measles and whcoping cough are much more likely to be con trcted when the child has a cold. You will see from this that more real danger lurks in a cold than in any other of the common ailments. Th. easiest and quickest way to cure a cold is to take Chamberlain's cough remedy. The many remarkable cures effected by this preparation have made it a staple article of trade ov er a large part of the world. For eale by Havre Drug Co. THOMPSON & SYMES BUILDERS and CONTRACTORS. Estimates Furnished on all Kindrts of Mason Work. IIAVRE, - MONTANA.