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trfcte further into the wilds of the 1
rr est. They fought Indians and after 1
a trip full of adventure and hardship j
reached the Eldorado of their dfedms. }
There John joined Ills brother, Henry 1
©rooks, who had preeeeded him to Cal '
iforftla by one year. Henry, known !
as the "governor of the badlands,"
passed atvay about seven years ago.
and was iHso ji hardy pioneer.
Not tnietlng d-illi unteU;iueeesn in
California; i the brollierk. laSijfn -darted ;
nut fpr Montana, and enca'ted in min !
'jbfg Jtr Aldl^jgllleh. near Virginia City
I whit* MgiplBti-AperBled for vears with
John brooks In tills Cantons placer re
Becomes Cattieman.
Here success was hut ordinary and
lh 1881 John Brooks eanie to central
Montana and located near Salt creek.
t few miles from the present site of
Kendall, engaging in rattle growing
with his two brothers. Henry and A11
thony. The firm operated under the
name of Brooks Bros., and llm ranch
w8A known as the I'.ar l. When the
decedent came to the Judith Basin lie
was accompanied in David Hilger,
who .located on Dog creek.
The rattle firm prospered and
Brooks Bros,.' ranch soon became one
of the largest and best known in cen
Dal Montana. About seven yearn ago
the t'iS ranch was sold to the North
Moccasin Live Sslc. k company, in
which Lou Clark of this city is largely
Mr. Brooks then removed to Lew
istown to look after hi extensive lo
cal interests. He anil his brother
bought tracts of Land in Lewistown
for a mere song, which are now very
valuable, being located in Die heart
of the .business district.
The decedent was a typical pioneer,
One two- revolution Cottrell news press, table distribution; will
print seven-column quarto sheet or less. A fine assortment of type
for country office, job presses, perforator and cutter.
This is an exceptionally good opportunity to purchase equipment to
add to old plant or sufficient to start small office.
Write or Call on
whole hearted and generous He was
a man of good character and had
many friends. He was always a de
void Catholic, and recently contrib
uted $ 10,000 toward fho erection of a
new 'church in tills city. He leaves
a large estate.
He never married, and his nearest
relatives are those already named anu
the following nephews and nieces:
Tony, Chris and Peter Woingart; John
Meugetkoc.li of Gilt Edge. Mrs Peters
of this city and several more who re
side in Mlnepapplis.
For the past three eyars Peter Hal
pin of this city lias been looking after
the large affairs of Mr. Brooks, as
attorney-in fact.
The. funeral of the late John Brooks.
,, , .
a well known Montana pioneer, took,
place yhsterday forenoon at 10 o'clock]
for the Catholic ehfirch Father van!
drill Broeek conducted requiem high]
mass, while the Knights of Colum
bus made a fine showing, turning out,|
in a body to pav the filial tributes to
the memory of their departed brother.
They had general charge of the ar
The church war. crowded with peo
ple who knew John Brooks in hiu life
and who thus showed their respect
for his memory. Interment was made
in the Catholic cemetery. The ac
tive pallbearers were: Joel Steiner,!
Arthur d'Aiitrrmont. Patrick McEner.v,
Charles Fabian, Frances Crowley. J.
J. Sullivan, \V. ft. McKenna and Al
bert Scheldt. The honorary pallbear
ers were: L. W. Eldridgc. Felix Mc<
Ginn. P. J. Osweiler, John Gilkersun,
I T. E. Crowley, Timothy Crowley
1 Crowley and Jacob Holzemer. nr
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I today
Flying Patehen. a well known
Lewistown pacer, won first money in
the 2:lf> pace al Valley City, N. D.,
yesterday, according (o a telegram re
ceived by fhe owner, K. B. French,
The lime was not stated, but
11 won over a field of eight of
! Hie fastest horses in that part of the
MINEOLA, N. Y„ July 6 —Dr.
Guy Cleghorn, after performing
an autopsy on Holt's body at
Hempstead, stated that Holt had
died of a hemorrhage of the brain
caused by a depressed fracture of
the skull. Dr. Cleghorn said that
he found a large contused wound,
which extended from the top of
the head to below the eye3 and
that the top and base of the skull
had been fractured.
Dr. Cleghorn said that he found
no evidences of an explosion or
bullet wound.
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was jailed
a statement)
in thc
GLEN COVE. N. Y—July 3.—
Frank Holt, a former Cornell univers
ity instructor, attempted to assassi
nate J. P. Morgan at East Isle, Mr.|
Morgan's summer home here today
and tonight confessed that lie was the
man who set the bomb which cxplori
ed In the United States capitol at
Washington last night.
Holt was overpowered by Morgan
and Henry Fiske, thc butle
Morgan household. Hc
here, where hc issued
saying hc had intended no harm to
Ml , Morgan, but had come to Glen
Cove to persuade the bankerto stop,
Tills statement is asj
the shipment abroad of munitions of
war. He went into the Morgan homc.j
hc said, with a pistol in his hand and
a stick of dynamite in his pocket, in-!
lending to remain there till Mr. Mor-i
gao "did something."
An authoritative statement of the!
shooting was obtained here late to
• lay after many conflicting reports had
been circulated,
"Holt called at the Morgan home!
at 9 o'clock while Mr. and Mrs. Mor
gan were at breakfast. Fiske, the]
butler, answered Holt's ring at the;
door. Holt handed the butler his]
card, telling him to inform Mr. Mor
gan it was from a friend. As the but
ler started back through the hallway
Holt slipped a pistol from his pocket
and pressed it against the butler's]
"See this gun?" he demanded, "li
have another one." |
The butler backed into the hallway,
Holt followinq. As the front door;
closed behind them thc butler rea
lized the determination of the assasini
and spoke in a loud voice so that Mr.
Morgan might hear, "Mr. Morgan is in
the .library." "
Molt continued io press the butler
backward toward the dining room. As
they neared it the butler spoke aqain.
"Upstairs. Mr. Morgan, upstairs," he
shouted. j '
Alarmed by the shout, Mr. Morgan]
and his wile left the dining room byi
another door, entered the rear ball-,|
way and went upstairs. They Ipund |
nothing amiss there and started hack,!
using the front stairway. They walk
ed almost into the assassin's arms.,
Mrs, Morgan saw him first, screamed j
and drew back.
Holt turned and fired twice before
Mr. Morgan could seize him.
no longer menaced hy the
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grabbed the assassin s nqht hand. M'
M organi with two bullet wounds in
his body, threw himself on his assail
ant and the three men fell on the
Kir Cecil Spring Rice, British ambas
sador to the United States, an over
Fiske, !
Pistol, !
niqht guest at the Morgan home, was 1
with Mr. and Mrs. Morgan at thc
The struggle on the floor was short.]
The pistol was torn from Holt's fin-i
gers and hc was beaten by the butler j
and other servants, who came run
ning at the sound of the shots. The !
Glen Cove police and a physician were!
and Holt was placed ini
of the Morgan automobiles and,
hurried to thc jail there. ]
Mr. Morgan walked, calmly and col
lectcdly, feeling, he said, that he
had been shot, hut experiencing no
sensation of weakness, up the stairs
and went to the telephone. Hc called
up the doctor and afterward his of-!
lice in New York City and told
story of the shooting, asserting that |
he did not regard his wounds as ser-j
ions. Then he went to his bed and.
lay down, awaiting ttic doctor. |
M r. Mor gan, the victim of thc but
lets which Holt fired todav. was said
by specialists at his bedside to be
resting well tonight. No vital organ.
the physicians announced, had been
involved in his injury. Thc physi
cians, however, declined to state the
exact location of Mr. Morgan's wounds,
Junius Spencer Morgan, eldest son of
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the financier, was asked to state the
exact nature of the wounds. After
conferring with thc physicians, young
Mr. Morgan asserted that the doctors
had decided to add nothing to their
previous bulletins.
Holt, by Ms confession and the de
tviled description of the bomb hc
used in the capitol outrage, stamped
himself as an expert on the use of
explosives, the police assert. Immedb.
ately after his confession was obtained
the chief of the Washington police.!
a squad of secret service operatives | <
and New York City detectives and |
nertillon and finger print experts, j
were summoned to Glen Cove. The
belief prevailed that Holt bad been)
ronnectcd with other bomb outrages,
which have baffled thc police, not
ably the finding recently of a bomb
the grounds of Andrew Carnegie's 1
Thomas Tunney, captain of the
bomb and anarchist squad of detect
ives of the New York police depart
ment, and William E. Luyster, thc
|ust j cc 0 f tj, c p eace before whom Holt
was arra | gne( ) (ate today, obtained the
onfession. To do so, they intimated
Fifth avenue residence in New York
j , hey'had "to employ Vo-called third de
, |ree me thods of police headquarters.
Three sticks of dynamite bound to
other, with match heads placed in a
ioIIow of one of the sticks which Molt j
lad scooped out with his pen knife; i
i bottle of sulphuric acid, in the neckj
>f which there was inserted a cork;
-.arefully measured and of a kind pre-..
viously tested—such was the bomb |
which Holt placed in the senate wing;
^ thc ca pj t0 | at 4 o'clock yesterday
Holt had ascertained by tests that
'.he acid would eat its way through thei
-ork in about eight hours. There-;
ore he estimated that the bomb]
would explode about midnight. He 1
wanted to make certain, hc said, that]
it would explode, so he took a stroll I
rhout Washington and early in the!
vening went to the union station, a
ew blocks away from the capitol and
waited there until he heard the ex
Then he took the train to New York.
Arriving there, hc lost little time in
taking another train for Glen Cove,
Several sticks of the dynamite
l| p.
At first the police thought
dynamite played a minor part in his
nlans to assassinate Mr. Morgan
When they listened, in amazement
that hc possessed
of the dynamite left
over from the making of the Washing
ton bomb were in his suitcase and
these he took with him to Glen Cove
One of the sticks hc stuck into hisi
pocket with two loaded revolvers, for]
use, if necessary, in his mission at
Morgan home. It was not used,|
was found when he was locked
the story he told of the Washington!
bomb's construction, they concluded
knowledqe of ex
plosives far bevond that of the ordi
nary bomb maker.
Under the persuasion of the third
degree* ^ Holt talked freely of hi;
bomb designing qualifications. With
out such persuasion hc had openly ad
milted earlier in thc day that hc had
gone to the Morgan home with the
intention of remaining there until.
Mr. Morgan did something to end thr
European war. What he wanted Mr.
Morgan to do was to prevent the fur
lbcr shipment abroad of American
made munitions of war.
The man who unfolded this unusual
story of bomb placing and attempted
assassination talked cooly and with
dramatic frankness.
hl e ' s ar * American citizen, native
horn, about 35 years old and educated
'Jr above the average. He had been
a student at Cornell, he said, and
later an instructor there in French,
The records show he taught Ger
man instead. Next fall, he had ex
oected to be the head of the depart
ment of French at the Southern
Methodist University at Dallas, Texas,
His wife, a daughter of O. F. Sen
theisabaugh. presiding elder of the Dallas
district of the Methodist Episcopal
church, south, with her father in
Dallas and to her he addressed a tele
gram after his arrest, telling her that
man proposed but God disposed and
bidding her to be brave,
Holt told his story in a cell of thc
Glen Cove jail. He Had discarded his
shirt and collar and Had bound across
his forehead a white cloth through
which blood showed from wounds on
' — 1 ----* His greyish eyes spark
his forehead
led as he spoke and he talked at first
with great animation.
As the day wore on he weakened.
The quantity of blood hc had lost from
terrific blow on thc head was thc
blow that knocked him unconscious as
he grappled with Mr. Morgan and his
hutler on the floor of a hallway in the
Morgan home—was great and the
strain told on him during the after
When night came and with it his
confession of the Washington out
rage, Holt was a wreck. He huddled
back in a corner in his cell, breathing
hard and apparently comatose. But
the detective refused to let him rest.
They dragged him out to the corridor
with a man on each side to support
him and walked him up and down un
til his stumbling feet dragged listless
ly over the flooring. Then they would
sit him down and surround him. They
pumped questions at him so rapidly
that his half audible answers were
interrupted by succeeding questions.
And still he refused to answer what
he did not wish to answer.
They let him rest a few moments
and when he refused to answer pulled
him up and began once more the ted
ious promenade the length of the cor
ridor, talking to him all the time.
After two hours of this treatment
Holt wilted and replied wearily to
the questions. Apparently he was
close to exhaustion and the wound
over his eye was bothering him.
Holt's story was that he left Jer
•ey City yesterday morning, arrived
In Washington at noon and rented a
room. Before taking the ferry from
New York to Jersey City he pur
chased a supply of so-called trick
matches, which, he explained, furnish
ed the concussion exploding the dyna
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Holt said that he spent some time
and about the capitol looking for
a spot to place his bomb where it
wo " ld ca,JSe no injury to any one or
cause great damage,
"• did "' t wa "' hurt anybody,"[by
hc sair |. Just wanted to ca „ thc at .
tcnt | on 0 f the nation to the terrible j
m , m | er8 committed in Europe."
After placing the bomb he decided
to write to the newspapers and the
president and explain whv he had set
the bomb. This he did before the cx
„© t,___
uAREDON, Texas, July 7.-A rigid'
ecuHorahip enlahliahed today by the
| < 'arranza authorities in Neuvo Larc
| do prevented tranamiHMion of nay news
j concerning the battle near t'aredoii.
Mexico, where Villa and ('arran/a
forees were reported to have sustained
heavy losses in recent fighting.
Military authorities in Nuevo 1 .are
do intimated that both sides bad en
skirtnishing, pending
the arrival of reinforcements, but ad
mitted that a big battle was inimiirqit.
gaged only
j oitjoyotl some good rehearsals during
i ttlP |iaKt two weeks, am | the public
will | |p ,,leased with the eoneert Ibis
evening, the program of which is
ls follows:
| M al r |i Gipjmland Alex L. Lltligow
overture Iron Count Is. J,. King
Selection from Prince Charming
Is. L. King
Cornet Duet "Klenn Polka. ........
W. H- Kiffer
A1 Mansell and Wesley llolzgrat'
Medley March Ragtime Regiment
1 Hand Melville Morris
Waltz Venetian Beauties K. L. King
I Selection from Martha Motors'
Overture Grand Hippodrome
AI Pinard
Tiie Moose hand will give a street
concert al 7 o'clock tonight. This is
the first of a regular series of con
certs which will continue every Thurs
day evening during the summer. Al
Mansell and Wesley llolzgraf, solo
ists. will add a feature number lo
the program tonight. The hand lias
March Old Home Guards
Fred Jewell
I mmmm
a first-class transfer business, which
has been established for 35 years, - Ad
dress. Pacific Transfer Co., Tacoma
, for fuiiherMliforinalion: ,.7-8-4t
old mare, "eight :
branded like Vtif oh right shopl
der. Last seen Ijet u eeiLJiiJyjei^done
and -tb
Campbell. , 7-8-4tp
Time Is Here
Our refrigerators are constructed to be ice-savers, so that to have
one of our refrigerators in the home is an
Assurance of Ice Economy
Due to the special construction of a Gurney there is at all times a
Free and Unobstructed Circulation of Air
There are eight walls to keep out the heat. Tinned wire shelves
keep the food in food compartmen 1 at the lowest temperature.
Gurney Refrigerators
Built of thoroughly seasoned Wisconsin hardwood, golden oak fin
ish. Holds 50 pounds of ice; fo id compartment in white enamel
finish, two tinned wire sleeves. j
Worth $16.50, for $13.00
Steel Refrigerators
A refrigerator of beauty, efficiency and durability, made of gal
vanized -deep drawing steel, white enamel inside and outside both.
Hold 100 pounds of ice; sliding, adjustable tinned wire shelves.
Worth $67.50, for $55.00
Power Mercantile Company
(Continued from Pnge One.)
city, was completely paralyzed for sev
era | hours after the storm.
The largest loss of life was caused
by the capsizing of the towboat Con
V ov ' OI i Its waT fronV Cincinnati
the high wind and capsized in the
pxtrpme weRt pnd of the cltv A crew
„f 24 was on the boat and 18 of the
nirn were reported to have been
i aged
down river points when it was caught
The towboat Fulton also war, cap
sized near the Newport, Ky.. shore.
Captain rad Williams of the Fulton
was reported to have been drowned
while the remainder of the crew maij
to reach shore.
ST. LOUIS, July 7.—A tornado and
cloudburst, which swept St. Louisand
Rreprate 1 Jialf a million dollars,
lated several small towns, blew half
a passenger train dear off the right
*>f way and deluged parts of this ter
St. Charles counties late this after-j
neon, caused damage which may ae I
ritory with four inches of rain in half !
„„ ■ .,.
I11 spite of heavy property damage,
no definite loss of life was reported,
although railroad men brought to St.
Charles a rumor that the villago tf
St. Peters had been blown away -t 1
that 40 persons had been killed. Gen
eral Manager Cotter of the Wabash,
immediately ordered an engine rushed
to St. Peters to ascertain the dam
age done.
St. Charles suffered most from the
tornado, an area of more than mo
square blocks being damaged. As far
■is is known no lives were lost.
St. Charles Borromeo's Catholic
1 lunch was wrecked, the storm tear
ign down the east mid west walls, and
cracking the south wall so that it
(rumbled to the ground.
A wall and part of the roof of St.
Joseph's hospital were torn away. The
patients, though panic stricken, were]
removed to safety. Severa l houses
were damaged.
—_ ... J
NORTii PLATTE, Noli.. July 7.—
Vintent wind and hail storms last
night and today caused heavy dam-j.wglj
age in Lincoln and Uustor counties,
Hail destroyed over 2,000 acres of
the grain crop 12 miles'south' of here.
The storm whs six miles wide and ex
tended eastward many miles. The loss
will reach into hundreds of thousands
of dollars. In Custer county a minia
ture torhadri struck the village of Cal
laway. damaging many buildings and
INDIANAPOLIS. July 7.—A rain
and electrical storm which swept cen
Iral and southern Indiana this after
noon.and tonight caused three deaths
ROCK ISLAND, ill., July 7.—A
cloud bill tjiis afternoon flood
ed ban 1 **
sementa in the fl 0 Jithe 4 WrseeU«ft,t,
1 some injilaiyjes submerged firstl
111 ov;ure HIBiniiVVo .
; floojrs. 0om>1'dertiblr > ^antffee [p-89*
idone to Stoeiys ofviu*H®an(flfc;e. jti
png ' -4-$---o--*
Ind.j July f»7.—
Lawrenceville, 111., 50 milth south of
Terre Haute, was visited by a he|.vy
wind storm late today. Two persons
w ere reported to have been killed and
more than 50 houses destroyed. It
,,-r estimated the damage will exceed
Clara Riley, 17 years old. was killed
and her father. William Riley, was in-,
lured fatally when their brick resi
dence collapsed after being struck by
The property damage included the
new plants of oil refineries and sev
eral fine residences.
Russellville, 111., also is reported to
have been seriously damaged by the
high wind.
increasing Duties of President Com
pel His Presence in Washington.
It is a significant fact that' Presi
dent Wilson lias spent more eonseeu
live days and a larger proportion of
pis entire time in Washington than
did .either of hia predecessors
doubtedty one feae'en for this practice
on the part of Mr. Wilson is that he
is of a quiet and ® tu dtous turn, not
overstrung physically, and not gBen
to the rough and tumble of life. But
it is also unquestionably true that lie
lias spent almost all of his time in
Washington because, in the main, cir
cumstances forced him to. There aie
many who believe that had eithei
Roosevelt or Taft been in the White
House since March 4, 1913, they would
also have had to refrain from speech
making tours and summer vacations
on the Atlantic coast. The mass of
detail as well as of large questions
which have sprung up in recent years
have practically compelled the pres
ence of the chief executive in Wash
ington. So much power an authority,
under our ay stem of government, is
centered in one man and so much re^
sponslbility is 'annually < super-added
to fhe already great responsibility of
, his office that thc presldentUigs al
waya aB mU ch and usually more than
j | le ca p do. "It is at) impossible job,"
] declared a close friend'of Mr. Wilson
J in the early days of Ills adminifstra
Wibn, "ahd only one man jn a century
can be found who can carty it mroifgh
syithout killing himself." Boa
[ toil TVafiscrlpt.
By n ay of enlarging the children s
vocabulary, our village school-teacher
Is in the habit of giving them a certain
word and asking them to form a sen
tence in which that word occurs. The
other day she gave, the class the word
"notwithstanding." There was a
pause, and then a bright-faced young
j ster held up his hand.
"Well, what is your sentence. Tom
my 7" asked the teacher.
"Father wore his trousers out.
notwithstanding."—Tit - Bits.
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1 dm ■j 1 <y.-rec V gni£e you
Vi"i. guesi, so?, 'PeJ.fiiirt'Fdk
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