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Leading Weekly Newspaper of Ce ntral Mon tana and the W onderful and Fertile Judith Basin Country—The Official Paper of
Fergus County Democrat
VOL. XL, NO. 42
price five
Army of German Crown Prince Attempts
Regain Ground Recently Lost—
Rush for Ca ,; ^
,br ari a „
LONDON, July 7.—(10:20 p. m.)
By the employment of strong rein
forcements, the Russians have tem
porarily, at least, checked the Austro
German advance toward the Lutdin
railway, which, if successful, would
seriously imperil Warsaw. The Rus
sians yesterday claimed to have in
flicted a serious defeat on the Austro
German army in the region of Kra
snik, south of that railway, while the
Austrians tonight state that the "bat
tle was invigorated by the participa
tion of strong Russian reserves."
So far as communications are con
earned, the Russians now have the
advantage of positions, as they have
a splendid system of railways behind
them on which they can quickly move
troops and guns to tho threatened
areas. This battle, one of many since
the Austro-Germans commenced their
drive through Galicia, has only just,
commenced, but, according to dis
patches received in Geneva from Aus
trian sources, the Russians have thus
far bad the best of it and since Mon
day have inflicted very heavy losses
on the invaders. These dispatches
state that thousands of wounded are
continually arriving in Lemberg,
Przemys! and Jarosiau.
The much-heralded German on
•taught in the west thus far has been
confined to tho Woevre region, where
the army of the German crown prince
is on the offensive and making ef
forts to regain the ground which it
lost to the French in April, when the
latter attempted to force the with
drawal of what Is known as the St
Mthiel wedge. The Germans have
won so" trenches at the top of the
wedge, ^ut at other points, according
to French accounts, they were re
pulsed with heavy- t«s-r.cs
Artillery combats continue from Ar
ras to flhS sen and it' is stated'tonight '
that as a result of, the German bora
bardmefit Arran is in flames and Its
cftthedwH destroyed. The Germans
also claim to have retaken the
trenches which they lost to Hie Brit
ish nortfi. of Vprea yesterday. How
ever, the fighting here appears to be
desultory, despite reports from Hoi
land of the arrival of the large Her
man reinforcements for another ef
fort to reach Calais.
■ The Gallipoli peninsula again has
been the scene of very severe fight
ing, the Turks on Sunday having made
their third attempt within a week to
regain the ground which the allies
took from them in their last attack.
Sunday's offensive, like those which
preceded, resulted .according to Brit
ish and French reports received to
night, in the complete discomfiture of
the Turks, who are sal dto have suf
fered again severely.
The alUes are only six miles from
their goal,, the narrows of the Dat'd a
nelles, blit : the country between Is
strongly fortified end a gain of a few
hundred yard? is all that can be ex
pected at-qne time. There is talk of
a new combined general attack by the
laud and sea forces.
BERLIN; July 7.— (Via London.
July 8, 1:06 a.' m.)—Tlie Czernowitz,
Bukowiua, correspondent of the Zci
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Judge Roy Ayer. Presides and Con-.E
greasman Jom Stout Makes a Brief I
of the Day:
of Citizens '
of citizens.
Talk—Some, Lessons
Pointed out—The Duty _. ___________
ti,J he ,.^r h ^L^ y r7m r v a "7 t 7
the Judith theatre Friday after.
noon was a most interesting and sqc-i
cessful affair. It was planned along)
the lines originating with the Na
tlonsl Americanization Day committee
and the exercises were similar to
v. i_ . a
those held in hundreds pf American,
cities and towns all over the country,
•t the same time. These exercises
were intended to be of peculiar in ;
terest to the naturalized citizens and
they were especially invited.
The Moose band gave an open Rir
lung Am Mitlag says that Russians
in great force continue the efforts to
break the Austrian lines on the Dnies
ter front, but that all attacks are
steadily repulsed with great losses.
He continues:
"Tlie scarcity of rifles with the Rus
sians is growing greater daily. The
reserves are unarmed until they begin
the attack and they they take rifles
from their fallen comrades. The Rus
sian artillery fire, however, lias
grown more active."
LONDON, July 7.—(S p. in.)—'The
Turkish forces completely failed in
the attack which they began July 4
against the Anglo-French forces oil the
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Dardanelles, according to a statement
issued today by the official press bu
reau, which added that the Turks lost
Tlie text of the statement follows:
"General Sir Ian Hamilton reports
that the night of July 3-4 was quiet in
(lie northern section, but at 4 a. m. the
enemy started a heavy bombardment
of the trenches. All the guns used
previously against us and some new
ones were in action, but the bombard
ment died away about ti a. in. with
out doing much damage. During the
bombardment about twenty 11.2-inch
shells were dropped from a Turkish
battleship in the straits.
"Til the southern section the Turks
kept up a heavy musketry fire along
the whole line during the night and
did not leave their trenches. At 4
a m. their batteries started the most
violent bombardment that has yet
been experienced. At least 5.000
rounds of artillery ammunition were
expended by them.
"Meanwhile This shelling of ouri
lines on the peninsula proved the pre-j
Uminary to a genera^ attack on our
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front, with special efforts at certain j
points. The principal effort was made]
at the junction of the royal naval (11-i2
vision section with that of the French,
"Here at ; 7:3ti a. m. the Turks drove \
back our advance troops and assault !
ed a portion of the line field by the I
royal nava! division. Some fifty
Turks gained a footing in our trenches!
where, nevertheless, some men of thei
roval naval division held on to our|
supports and the men who had retired
counter attacked immediately and
of the trench
hurled the Turks out
"Another attack on the right of the
Twenty-ninth division section was
practically wiped out by rifle and ma
chine gun fire. On our left the Turks
massed in a nullah to the northeast
of our newly completed trenches and
attempted several attacks. None of
these were able to get home, owing to
the steadiness of our troops and our
effective artillery support. The bom
bardmeut died down towards 11 a. m.!
though it was resumed at intervals.|
"Not only was the result of com
plete failure, but while our losses I
were negligible and jin impression was
made on pur line, the enemv added
large number to his recent very heavy
casualties. It seems plain from the
disjointed nature of his attack that
lie is finding it difficult to drive his
infantry forward to face our lire."
'/concert in front of the theatre for an
l|J*« ur befo ! e twmai exercises were
[lbegun and at 2:30 Hie auditorium was
(well fitted. It was a representative
.Fergus .county audience and the pro
gram very evidently made a deep ap
(after some very brief remarks, the
invocation was offered by Rev. P. H.
^ of ^ Bapt , 8 , ^ Hrch . Mrs .
Eleanor Matson rendered with much
lipirit a fine patriotic song, and Judge
W ers then introduced Congressmanj
^ ^ ^ wnR nn tl]ft nr(1Eram
f V r
Tom Stout who was on the program
some, "remarks."
\ Con 9 re ** man Stout's Address.
,Mr. Stout said that his appearance
on , hc pi H .tf«rin was merely incidental
he dld not lntend to occllpy rauch
t( mPi ag tb e real address would be de
livered by JudRe cbead | e . i t se emed
t0 htm that Amor | can citizenship had
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Ra | noci a npw meaning this year. The
Rreat C Qj lV ulsion that was tearing the
I j ab [ oniH 0 f E, lrope apar t had brought
home to the people of this country the
necessity ot looking in on the machin
tCwntlnued on Page Two.)
Vice President Marshall Threatened With
Death in Many Anonymous Letters
ST. LOUIS, July 4.—Thomas R. Marshall, vice president of the United States, has been threat
ened with death in more than a dozen anonymous letters which he has received in the ! a.t six
weeks. Vice President Marshall made this statement to newspaper men here tonight. Mr. Marshall
was here tonight on Ins way to Mot Springs, Aik., where he will participate in an Independence
day program tomorrow. He said the. threats came to hint while he was in Washington. He added
that Ire was more or less a fatalist. He did not notify the secret service department, lie did not
believe there was any special significance in the fad that the bomb which exploded in the recep
tion room of the senate chamber had been placed within a few feet of the vice president's desk
and had damaged the doors leading to his room. Mr. Marshall said: "I presume that 1 received
more than a dozen threatening letters while in Washington. Some were signed, but most were
anonymous. I threw all of'them into the waste basket."
WASHINGTON. July 7. Ther
were indications here tonight that, the.
ease against General Huerta, charged
with conspiracy to violate the new
traiity of the United States by start
ing a new Mexican revolution, might
be abandoned.
Huerta is duo to appear before a
united States commissioner for a
hearing next week. Although officials
»re reticent, persistent reports are
current that there will he no prosecn
Uon and will aKrRe t „
i eavP the Mexican border and take, up
b j H residence somewhere in the north
ern pa rt of the United States, to in
terfere no more in Mexican politics.
it was pointed out tonight in ofti
eta! quarters that such a settlement
would accomplish the chief end desired

The lightning which occurred about
o'clock yesterday afternoon played
capricious tricks in the vicinity at the
upper end of Watson street It struck
,lie stone house belonging to Henry
Anderson, wrecking one ol the cliim
neys. and damaging it in other places^
Those at home in the ( J. Marshall
Residence felt a distinct shock, which
wal? followed by a cloud nt blue sul
Ptmric smoke. A lady in another rest
pence nearby was thrown from the
a ? wlll 6 marine where she was at
Work. While the damage was not
great, this electrical demonstration
caused some little fright and conster
At about the same time lightning
struck the house of Fred Spicer, near]
the Anderson home, going down the>
chimney and through Hie attic where
the children were plaving. The
youngsters were not hurt and but lit
, ,
tle <»'•«»** waB llou '
Narrow Escape,
While these events were taking
place in Lewistown George W. Rohr
I hacker, Hie road supervisor, and his
son hud a narrow escape nl Upper
aeCottonwood. They were doing
ork on the road when the stnnn
broke and they immediately left their
three horses and sought shelter in a
nearby shed. They had just reached
I the place when a bolt struck the
| horses, killing one of them instantly
and knocking the others down.
hit Thaw will be brought ba<Tt bote,
probably on I' riday, on a >o j . '
ment, issued today, and requested to
Judge Roy K. Ayres of this city)
has been invited to preside at the
farmers' picnic at tlie experiment sta-[
tion near Moccasin, the.*latter part of
Ibis month, when the big annual event
takes place.
Will Be Brought Back on a Body]
Attachment to Explain Why
She Ran Away.
NEW YORK, July 7.-Evelyn Nes
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8 8ubpoe „a directing her to testify in
tlie proceedings yesterday relative to
the sanity of her husband, Harry
TUaw .
; Mrs. Tiiaw came here from her sum
mer home at Cliateaugay lake in the
Adrioudacks yesterday, but returned.
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saying that she was too ill to take
the stand and that in any event she I
did not intend to testify against her
Tonight Sheriff Grlffenhagen with
two deputies, left, for Mrs. Thaw's
camp with the body attachment.
jby the government, prnvnnlinn of Gen.
illuerta's return to Mexico In still fur
ther coniplieate the situation there.
Dispatches from Mexico City re
colved by the state department to
nlglil, dated .Inly 4, and transmitted |
by courier to Vera Cruz, announced |
that food riots in the capital had been !
checked and a general improvement j
in conditions had occurred. Shortage
of food was still serious, however, and I
the dispatches said a feeling of unrest!
likely to lead to chaos, prevailed. j
No mention was made of the mill
tary situation. At. the time the cour
ier left, Gen. Pablo Gonzales, coin
tnandiug the attacking Carranza army,
was waiting for reinforcements. Mes
sages from Vera Cruz since then have
stated that the assault upon the Zapata
Illinois and Missouri
Points Damaged by
Wind and Rain.
j In
t. Charles and 81. Louis Coun
ties' Los* Will Aggregate Half a
Million Dollars—St. Charles Suf
fered Moot, an Area of More Than|4vill
100 Block Being Damaged—At Si.
Lawrence, III., Two Persons Were
Killed and More Than 50 Houses
Destroyed, With a Loss of
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
CHICAGO, July 7.—Heavy property
damage and-possible loss of life is the
<0 f| u, us f ar exacted by tornadoes
anu cloudburst sweeping eastward
today from tlie Missouri river through
Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Late reports ironi St. Louis state
the belief that five persons were killed
during the storin'at. St. Charles, Mo.,
and that a woman and child who had
entered a church just before it was
demolished had not been accounted for
at. midnight.
Mrs. Thomas Slattery and her two]
children were killed when their liomo,
at Dardenne was wrecked, according
to reports from there. Wentzville,
and Gilmore each reported one killed.
Tornadoes swept districts northwest!
r,f St. Louis, blowing part of a Wa-j
basil train from the track and partly
wreckipg several hundred residences
at St.. Charles. First reports from
hawrencevtlle. III., stated two persons
were killed there.
Exceptionally heavy rains were re-|
ported from all sections of the affect-j
e.d territory, these extending over ai
greater area than the windstorms,
reaching as far west as Valentine,
Seven persons are known to have
been killed during the storm Mrs i
John Minor of O'Fallon, Mo., and herj
infant child were dashed to death in i
a wheat, field two miles east of Gil '
more. The wind picked her buggy
off the road, carried tho vehicle, its
struggling horse and terror-sticken or
cupants 200 yards through the air m l
then hurled them to the ground.
CINGINNATI, O., July 7.—A scor
of persons are believed to have lost
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their lives and many more are known!
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to have been injured, some seriously,
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as a result of one of tlie most severe '
wind and rainstorms ever experienced !
in this section of the Ohio valley.
Two Ohio river towboats were sunk.
more than 25 houses were blown down !
and completely wrecked, steeples of
chlirclios were, lifted from tliclr fas
(,, n j n( . s and m any other houses wen
q ata aged by tlie wind. Plate glass win
dows all over tlie city were broken,
while telegraph and telephone com
munication, both in and out of the
(Continued on page eight)
garrison was renewed Monday, July 5.
Although the Kaput a forces are said
In number about 25,000 men. they are
short of arms and ammunition and of
licials here would not he surprised to
hear nt any time that lliey had ovaeu
ated or been driven from tho city. Gnu.
Carranza has given assurances Dial
every consideration will he shown for
eigners and ether non-cofnliatants by
his army.
The Carranza agency announced the
receipt of a dispatch declaring the
Villa army had been completely rout
ed by the Carranza forces at. Villa
Carranza success.
Garcia, between Monterey and Pare
don. Villa forces were said to have
suffered a loss of 500 killed and wound.
The agency added Hint second tight
near Parodou also had resulted In a
The large, crowd of bathers and spec
I'tators that flocked to the municipal
jtrwlmming pool on Filth avenue show
plainly cnopgh lire wisdom ol the
t ouncll in providing such a pleasure
/spot. II Is fast becoming (lie mcera
of Hie hoy population of the town
fur'I from tnornlng till night, the pool
veil patronized The hath
house opened last Sunday and It will
he kept open daily from 10.30 to 12
noon; from 2 p. m. to 5:30, and from
7 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. during the sum
mll st
While for the mosl part the bathers
have been boys and men, the ladiOH
are beginning to avail themselves of
the privilege and before long no doubt
the numbers will ire about equal.
The water is not deep enough to
he dangerous for any one to bathe,
even though the person cannot swim
Many have not yel been able to se
cure llielr suits and tills has some
what handicapped Hie attendance, lint
itlio merchant)) arc Blocking up so that
all can he supplied.
There arc no suits for rent and each
should lie a
one-piece Hull
For men
„ m | trunks,
litngin these,
je or ladies each sail should have
w) ,|, lt ., a |<|,.| and witli this should
j bp worn stockings that connect with
tbe g „| ( S{ , t | la t th P body is entirely
covt ., P d. These suits for both men
an( , womt , n should lie of some dark
t . o)or | Hr ge enough to fit the
| AVPal : pr
persons not properly dressed will
I bp excluded at all times from Hie
j poo |
I p j g (he plan of die. city to keet
B|p wa (er as clean as possible and tlir
|m)) „ ( , js askpd no f to throw such
tl|J||RK jntn || 10 water as to make It
llnPU , an such as cigarettes and cigar
stub „ j logs are excluded from l.ht
'water at all limes and persons allow
jnR doRS accompany them to the
i . nr( , r(> , luo8lf , ( | t „ Keep them out
|. |)lr wat( , r
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BERLIN. July 7. (Via Igjndon,
July X. I : O', a m.t The United Staten
embassy Iuik taken up the eaBe of the
American steamer Platiirla, which,
while on the way from New York with
cargo of petroleum consigned to
. ,, ,,
Swedish port, was Rt.oppod ny a c*o,r
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man warship and taken to awine
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|'^ hnmgliMnl.o Swinemur.de at the
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Tbe embassy also is endcav
explanatlons con
of other neutral ves
Kamp ,
for investigation and
NEWARK N J July 7.-A stock
dividend of'250 per cent was de
dared today bv Hie New Jersey Zinc
company, which by Its action in
creased'its capital from $10,000,000 to
Dickson Case Quickly Ended as Cor
pus FioLeeding Should be Brought
^\s Ayres
The hearing upon the petition of
William Dickson of Moccasin, upon
which his wife, Florence Dickson, was
cited under the delinquency law to
appear and show cause why Hie cus
tody of their two children should not
he awarded lo Mr. Dickson upon the
ground that she wss an Improper per
son to have them, came on In the dis
trict court yesterday morning, when
Homily Attorney Frank Wright and
Judge E. K. Ch end lo represented the
petitioner and .1. G. Ilimloou Mrs|
Dickson. Upon the theory on which
the proceeding was brought a Jury
was necessary and those sworn were
Hus lloill, Ira Wilber, diaries Stevens,
(.'. B. Willard, F. W Sharpe, .1 F.
Daley, W. A. Meloliert, II <:. Brown,
W M Abel, J. A. Gllkerson, G M.
Branch and Otto M Scheldt.
.lust as hooii as the ease was fairly
started it exploded, so to speak, and
was out. of court Mr, Dickson went
on the stand and after qiialil'ylng pro
ceodod lo state that he Imd followed
Mrs. Dickson lo Billings where he get
the children hack, they being in the
legal custody of the Hlmrlff.
At this point Mr. Huntonn renewed
a motion lor the dismissal of UiIh pro
ceeding, Ills theory being that, as the
children had already linen secured, the
proper proceeding would he all appli
cation for a writ of habeas corpus
Judge Ayers Immediately sustained
this, directing the sheriff to turn the
children hack to Ihe father, and the
parties left the court room, with a
cloud of witnesses, brought In by both
Feeling Shown.
Mr and Mrs Dickson went down
Main street aide by aide with the
children between them A. they went
On a Mrs Lamb, who has been Inter
ested somewhat, came up arid look one
of tho children's hands from Mrs Dick
son and made some remarks which in
used Mrs Dickson to the extent that
site slapped Mrs Lamb. Others Inter
fered anil Ihe stormy scene was soon
Dlckurin Grek* Divorce.
Not long after Ibis Mr, Dickson filed
soil for divorce, lie sets out In Ihe
runphiint Dial, lie married tho defend
ill ill llawardeu, Iowa, in I!I02 and
that, she lias been guilty of acts of
Infidelity, naming one Sullivan an
■espondent. Judge Cheadle Is the
attorney for Mr. Dickson.
Habeas Corpus.
Honrine upon t I, ■:>, a., orpns pi
rdii,, hi Muled .1. -d.. . In Mb,-II
R Met il l ii -t .. 1 ltd lod -t I lie
petition! i i' ,--ii Hull In on
March 21) convicted l.eiuiv. Ju.ucc u.
F Bruner, at Grass Range, of assault
In the third degree, sentenced to 90
days imprisonment; that although bin
term has expired he is si 111 lining tin
lawfully deprived of ids liberty by Hie
sheriff, The latter will produce Me
Garlney today and make Ills allowing
as to tlie facts.
In the damage suit, of Petroff
against the Milwaukee, Judge Ayers
yesterday overruled the demurrer.
Appeal Dismissed.
An order of dismissal has been en
l.ered in the supreme court in the ease
of Edward McRae against Benjamin
Lnathlin and others, the appeal being
from an order granting a new trial.
Followed Mining in Alder Gulth ant)
Then Came lo Fergus, Where He
Amassed a Fortune in the Stock
Business--Funeral Wednesday.
After making a game fight against
the destroyer, witii the
against him, as he knew, John Brooks,
one of the best, known pioneers of
Fergus county, passed away peacefully
at St. Joseph's hospital at 6:15 last
Hw ' Aa - y t , fl . . ..
Mr. Brooks had been confined at the
hospital f or several days and at his
bedside when the final summons came
were his nephews Robert and John
odds »U|
tlie former of Mitineupolb
and Mrs. Pearl McCann of Fort Ben
The hearing upon the application at
\\ ill lam S. DtcKSon of Mocca-i'n. for
Hi. custody ot hia children, Alice F.
Dickson and Ruth Dlcfcson, mw with
ibelt mother, Mrs, Florence Ptskson.
was to have come up In the district
court Tuesday afternoon hut went
cvei until today« It being 5 o'clock
before those drawn to net at, lurors
i Mild 1m served and the parMes and
their wltnosaen assembled. Mr. DVk
son, In his petlttcn and affidavit, al
leges tlmt the mother la not a proper
person to have the custody of tho
children. Tho parents have separated
am' it is evident that there are two
sides to this controversy. Those
served as .'tirors, end who will report
this morning, art* all realdeU'S jf the
city, as follows:
Wm. E. Abel. O. E. Borgan. H. C.
Brown, W. P. Cowan, G. T. Clark, Mar
tin (Tackling, J. F. Daley. F. C. Del
bridge, j. o. Gtlkeraon. Gus Hodl, F.
A Jacobs, W. P. Lollar, Ivan Me
Quemi, W. A. Melchert, Henry Neill,
James O'Grady, A. B. Powell, F. J.
Robinson, F. W. Sharpe, Charles
Stephens, C. B. Willard, Ira Wilbur,
George Wright.
In Die ease of Belter against Bolter,
the court allowed 9100 attorney'*, fees
and costs. ' :
In the case of J. P. WTekens sgstnat
Dowell H Snow, the application tor a
receiver wan unopposed and n receiv
er will lie named Inter
in the case of Lindsay against Kidd,
the demurrer was overruled.
The hesrtng in tba case ot Harry
Eldrtdge, as road suparvlaor, and the
county commissioners was continued
until tomorrow ■ ' •
In the cast of Randolph,apnfMt tbWH
Milwaukee, the demurrer wan tua> • <
lalned. 4 •
Irt the case of the A. II. AvgrlU Me-m
(blnory company against J, W. O'Brien '
the demurrer was overruled.
Seek* a Dlvores.
i lia Davidson hss brought spit for
a divorce against Orval -Davidson. The
parlies were married at Pittsburg,
Kansas, In 1906, and it IS alleged.that,
Hui defendant has treated the ptaln
»Iff with extreme cruelty. Mrs.'Dav
idson asks for the restoration of her
maiden name, Ella Avery. She ' Is
represented by Blackford A, Hun
toon. ■' -
Hopkins Bros. Grocery company has
hreneht suit epainet 0. Mlcnelson to
......... ! ? 1.1,5. Bolden Sr -DcKalb rep
i. 'i ibe plaintiff.
Wm uf Certiorari
;mo a petition of H- L. DeKslb,
Judge Ayern Issued a writ of certiorari
citing A. E. Tra*p, justice of tbe
peace at Grass Range, to appear on
July 6 and show cause. It Is alleged
Dial Ibn Justice exceeded his jurisdic
tion in the civil suit of'J. T. Stanley
against Mrs. Julia E. McCauley, trltid
before him recently. ,,
Granted a Divorce,
Mrs. Dessle Ward was granted a
divorce from Elmer Ward, desertion
mid failure to provide being shewn.
The parties were married In this city
In 1913. Blackford 4k Huptoon repre
sented Mrs. Ward, and E. G. Worden
the defendant. > /
ton, a niece of th* decedent.
A general breaking down of bis con
stitution, due to advanced age, wu the
cause of death, ;Abput a year Mr.
Brooks underwent an operation In Cal
ifornia. and while he Improved for a
time, the benefit was* iiot. permanent.
That he was able to Continue the fight
SO long was due to' his'courage and
the exceptionally-* skillful medical
treatment he received.
Hla Career.
John Brooks was born Id Rhine
province, Germany, 75 years sgo next
July 24 when but s boy he crossed
the Atlantic with his parents, coming
to this land of opportunity, fbr *
s |, or t while he resided with his par
ents in Minneapolis, hut hlS gdveo
turous disposition led hint West
ward In 1863 he crossed ftlft Bfegt
plains to California's gold
an ox team.
v G->
Fought Indians.
- His party was a darlol oes sued
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