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The Weekly Leader.
(Successor to Watertown Republican.)
The Leader is Entered at the Postoffice
as second-class matter.
There are men who take their an
gling seriously; men of the rod and
reel who make their own flies and be
stow an infinite care on the selection
of spinners and all manner of lures;
men who heartily agree with the great
Izaak Walton that just “as no man Is
born an artist, so no man is born an
angler. When such a man goes grave
ly forth to fish, the day should be over
cast, to match his pious mood. He has
business of import ahead of him, and
the only conversation that is tolerable
must be in consonance with the spirit
of the occasion and must relate direct
ly to the matter in hand, says Philadel
phia Press. That is one way to fish;
the scientific, sacramental way. There
is another type of angler of whom
this other highly disapproves. He is
vulgar enough to select a day of rank
sunshine. He says, when reasoned
with, that he finds it better so. He is
also peculiar in his selection of a fish
ing ground, asserting that it doesn’t
matter much so long as it embraces a
shady nook in some quiet retreat. He
may throw out a line —he very proba
bly does —but not until he has first at
tended to his lunch basket, which he
stoutly maintains is a far more impor
tant item of a fishing outfit than the
creel. And yet the man who fishes in
this eccentric way is broadly just
towards the other man —his fellow
On© of the large British transporta
tion companies has contracted for the
construction of ten steamers for serv
ice between British ports and ports on
the River Platte. These steamers will
b© equipped for the carrying of chilled
beef, which is finding great favor in
Europe, and will also have inviting
passenger accommodations for the In
creasing tourist traffic to South Ameri
ca. The order for this fleet is impor
tant chiefly because of Its significance
to th© meat business. The world’s sup
ply of meat is short of the demands of
population, and now that the people of
the United States are themselves suf
fering from th© same shortage they
have more interest in South American
meat developments.
Tramps and vagrants generally who
are opposed to work kind will
do well to keep away from the vicinity
of Kansas for some time to come. The
Judge cf the municipal court In Kansas
City announces that he will sentence
all vagrants brought before him ,to la
bor in the fields. If they refuse to go
he will send them to the workhouse
for six months, and that will be worse
than grain harvesting. Men of this
class perhaps do not make the best or
most efficient help on the farm, but at
this season there Is an urgent demand
for workers of any kind, and even a
tramp can be mad© useful in gathering
the crops.
The avalanche on the Jungfrau gla
cier which claimed five victims was
an Incident of Swiss mountain climb
ing that is repeated often enough to
give zest to the indulgence. Climbing
glaciers is hard work, but tourists per
sist In it at heavy expense for guides
because in addition to being fatiguing
it is dangerous.
The figures officially reported from
Panama leave no doubt that the Amer
icans are making the dirt fly. The ex
cavation exceeds all previous records,
and the facts give assurance that noth
ing is left undone that can contribute
to the completion of the great enter
prise at the time appointed.
Suggestions have been made that
Doctor Wiley Investigate the theory of
germ transmission by kissing, but
there has been no call for volunteers
for an experiment squad.
A German professor says that man
Is descended from four varieties of
apes, and some we know haven’t im
proved on the varieties very much,
The Danes are experimenting in the
preservation of fresh fish in paper.
Other people use it for embalming
fish stories.
The agricultural department is about
to conduct a war against the moths,
but most women used their camphor
ammunition months ago.
If you had started to save up for a
•rainy day, just think how much you
'would have saved this summer.
A St. Louis pickpocket gets SSO from
a doctor while he is doing an appen
dicitis operation. Our sympathies are
herewith ex {ended to the patient.
The Bulgarian king who made an
aeroplane flight Is not, however, the
first of his line who has been up in
-the air.
For the first time In history, Newark,
N. J., Is interested In explaining that
phe is not the Ohio town of that namo.
Republican Committee Votes
Against Him for Chairman.
Snub Administered by “Old Guard” on
Alleged Ground That Former
President Tried to Dictate
Party’s Fortunes.
New York. Theodore Roose
velt suffered a sharp defeat in his
home state when the Republican
state committee, by a vote of 20 to 15,
rejected a resolution naming him as
temporary chairman of the state con
vention to be held at Saratoga Septem
ber 27. Vice-President Sherman was
chosen unanimously to act as tempor
ary presiding officer.
Led by State Chairman Woodruff
and William Barnes, Jr., of Albany, the
“Old Guard” encompassed the defeat
rf Colonel Roosevelt, whom several of
the state leaders charged with attempt
ing to dicate the fortunes of the party
In the state.
After the meeting had been called
to order and the time and place of the
state convention had been decided,
William Barnes, Jr., offered a resolu
tion presenting the name of Vice-Presi
dent Sherman for temporary chairman
of the convention. Lloyd C. Griscom
moved to substitute the name of Col
onel Roosevelt and moved also that
the vote be postponed.
After much debate the motion to
postpone was defeated by a vote of 12
to 23. T 1 e resolution to make Colonel
Roosevelt temporary chairman then
was lost by 20 to 15, following -which
Vice-President Sherman was unani
mously chosen for temporary presiding
officer. Mr. Griscom and Henry Mack
of New York not voting.
The state committee adjourned to
meet September 26 at Saratoga.
Commenting upon the action o£ the
committee in rejecting the name of
Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Griscom said:
*T presented the name of the former
president after consulting him. The
place of the temporary chairman was
obviously his, not only by virtue of his
having been president of the United
States, but because of the signal serv
ices rendered by him to the Republi
can party in New York state. Mr.
Roosevelt was anxious to engage in
the political campaign in this state,
and his name at the head of the con
vention would have lent extraordinary
prestige to the meeting and would
have been of incalculable value to the
party throughout the state.
“The action foreshadows many pri
mary contests, as it is obvious that
those voting to deny him the office of
temporary chairman will have to ac
count to the enrolled Republicans of
their respective districts for their ac
“There was no question of indorsing
or not indorsing the administration. If
an effort is made to show that the
choice of Vice-President Sherman is
an indorsement, whereas the choice of
Colonel Roosevelt would not have
been, It must of necessity fail, as Mr.
Roosevelt’s views regarding the con
duct of public affairs by his successor
are well known."
As soon as Colonel Roosevelt heard
the news he Issued the following state
“To the various persons who asked
me whether I would accept the posi
tion of temporary chairman of the
state convention I said that I would
do so only if they were sure, after
knowing my attitude, that they de
sired me, because my speech would
be of such a character that it might
help if the convention nominated the
right kind of man an a clean cut pro
gressive platform; but that it w'ould
hurt if neither the right kind of a
man were nominated, nor the right
kind of a platform adopted.”
Many Lives Imperiled, Great Damage
Threatened In Northwest Forest.
Washington. Forest fires in the
northwest, threatening destruction to
human life and to millions of dollars’
worth of property, have alarmed offi
cials of the interior department and
forest service.
In response to appeals from the
fire zones additional United States sol
diers are being rushed to assist In
combating the flames.
The soldiers have been dispatched
to the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Lewis
and Clark, Mont., Wallows, Mont., and
Colville, Wash., national forests; the
Flathead Indian reservation, Mon
tana, and the Glacier National park,
Interior department officials were
much encouraged by reports from Su
perintendent Morgan of the Flathead
Indian reservation in Montana that
the fires on the reservation were now
under control.
Hurley Dead at Carlsbad.
Topeka, Kan. —A cablegram from
Carlsbad, Austria, Tuesday announced
the death of James E. Hurley, general
manager of the Santa Fe railroad.
Death was caused by heart dis
One Dead, 35 Hurt In Wreck.
Nevada, Mo.—One man, a negro,
was killed and 35 persons were in
jured Tuesday when the tender of
Missouri Pacific passenger train No.
209 jumped the track 11 miles north
of here
Counsel for Armour &. Cos. Declares
He Did Not Hinder E ef
Chicago. A general denial of
all the charges made by the federal
grand jury against him was entered
by Alfred R. Urion, general counsel
for Armour & Cos., on the witness
stand before Judge Kenesaw M. Lan
dis. He denied having attempted to
obstruct the investigation into the
| “beef trust” and denied that he had
conspired to block the grand jury’s
demand that stenographers’ notebooks
be turned over to it by ordering them
The general counsel displayed a
lack of knowledge as to the exact time
these mysterious notebooks became
fuel for the furnace, as did W. W.
Shaw, chief stenographer and custo
dian of the books, who followed him
on the stand. Much uncertain testi
mony concerning the time of the de
struction of .the books crept into the
records, and the problem is still en
veloped in a dark cloud.
Mr. Urion denied emphatically that
he ordered the stenographers’ note
books, which the grand jury wanted,
destroyed. He denied that he knew
the books were wanted and further
denied that he even knew that Mr. Ed
munds, head of the stationery depart
ment, had been subpoenaed to ap
Charges that “third degree” meth
ods were employed in the federal
grand jury room, hurled at the fed
eral attorneys by Attorney Levy
Mayer, marked the hearing of evi
dence in the charges of obstructing
justice against Urion and employes of
Armour & Cos. Legal representatives
engaged in hot debate regarding the
admission of certain grand jury testi
mony as evidence, and time after
time Judge Landis himself took a
hand in the verbal fray.
While Patrick J. Loftis, a janitor
employed by Armour & Cos,, was on
the stand and w T as being examined by
Special Assistant District Attorney
Wilkerson it was sought to show that
in his testimony given before the fed
eral grand jury Loftis set the date on
w r hich he burned the stenographers’
notebooks. He at first denied that
he had set Friday, August 5, as the
positive date, but later admitted it
and then became hopelessly tangled.
Lewis-Walker Controversy Throws In
dianapolis Convention Into Uproar.
Indianapolis, Ind. Tumult broke
out in the special convention of
the United Mine Workers of America
which in a measure foreshadowed the
coming battle over the Illinois coal
strike contest between President T. L.
Lewis and District President John S.
The uproar followed a statement
made by M, F. Purcell, member of the
international executive board from
Montana, that he “not only opposed
the Illinois compromise proposition,
but caused the adoption of an amend
ment to refer its compromise to the
Illinois strikers for adoption or re
This statement brought nearly half
of the delegates to their feet and in
their enthusiasm over the position
taken by Purcell, yelled and cheered
themselves hoarse. So great was the
noise that it could be heard far down
the street and when President Lewis
rapped for order and attempted to
read from the record the wmrds of
Board Member Purcell at the “compro
mise conference” the noise increased.
President Lewis was forced to aban
don the attempt to read from the rec
ord, devoting several minutes by
means of vigorous use of the gavel to
restoring the gathering from a howl
ing mob to an orderly, deliberative
After a semblance of order had
been re-established and the noise had
subsided sufficiently to be heard. Pres
ident Lewis fired a broadside into the
camp of his opponents.
“There is one man in this conven
tion that you are not going to excite,”
said he, “and that’s the man w r ho is
holding the gavel.”
Dr. Kellogg Asserts Murders and
Suicides Gain Through Insanity.
Washington. Murders are in
creasing and suicides gaining head
way in the United States, all due to
insanity, according to Dr. J. H. Kel
logg, superintendent of a sanitarium at
Battle Grek, Mich. He said:
“There were 10,000 murders in this
country last year—twice as many in
proportion to the population as in In
dia. As tor suicides, there were 17,000
in uns country last year, an increase
of 50 per cent, in seven years.
“Insanity is undoubtedly the one
great cause, for insanity is increasing
at an alarming rate. It is not general
ly knowm that there are 150,000 in
sane in the asylums of the United
Elect New Monon President.
New York.—Fairfax Harrison, vice
president of the Southern Railroad
company, Tuesday was elected presi
dent of the Chicago, Indianapolis and
Louisville railway, to succeed the late
Ira G. Rawn, w-ho was shot in his
home in Chicago under mysterious
circumstances a few" weeks ago.
President of Chili Dead.
Berlin. —President Montt of Chili
died here Tuesday. He was on the
way to Bad Nauheim, having suffered
with heart disease for some
Gere Inquiry Committee Is Told Ca<h
Might Ruin Tribes Within
Ten Years.
Sulphur, Okla. —Witnesses testified
before the Gore congressional Indian
land investigating committee that if
the Indian lands in Oklahoma were
sold and the $30,000,000 proceeds were
turned over to the Indians in cash,
the state within ten years would be
flooded with paupers.
It was asserted that many of the In
dians who signed the McMurray con
tracts, allowing a ten per cent, “attor
ney fee” to J. P. McMurray and his
associates, were financially irresponsi
ble. They would soon squander the
cash, it was declared, and within a
few years the country would be con
fronted with the problem of how to
take care of them.
Except for the appearance on the
stand of Cecil A. Lyon, Republican
national committeeman of Texas, the
witnesses were all Indians. Mr. Lyon
told of ais financial interest in the old
tribal McMurray contracts, which pro
vided for a ten per cent, fee, but which
were disapproved by President Roose
velt in 1908.
Asked if he had been invited by Mc-
Murray to join in the deal because of
his political influence and his ac
quaintance with Mr. Roosevelt, Mr.
Lyon said he supposed he was, but
he also attributed the invitation to
his business ability.
Many Chickasaws testified they
were willing to give McMurray as high
as 25 per cent, attorney’s fees if he
would sell the land within a year.
Sulphur, Okla. Details of a
scheme by which “land grabbers”
organized systematically to enrich
themselves at the expense of minor
Indians were related at the congres
sional investigation into Indian land
In one instance, it was asserted, the
cost of disposing of the property of an
eighteen-year-old Indian was $2,075
more than the property brought, and
the condition which permitted this
and similar deals was declared to be
“a disgrace to Oklahoma.”
Hearing the scheme prevailed gen
erally, Representative Philip P.
Campbell of Kansas, a member of the
investigating committee, had put on
the stand James Yarborough, a Chick
asaw Indian by intermarriage.
“Do you mean to say that such
things are countenanced by the pro
bate courts?” he was asked.
“Yes, they go on with full knowl
edge of the judges.”
Florence Nightingale “Angel of the
Crimea” Expires Aged 90.
London. Florence Nightingale,
the famous nurse of the Crimean
war, and the only woman who ever
received the Order of Merit, died in
her London home. Although she had
been an invalid for a long time, rarely
leaving her room, where she passed
the time in a half-recumbent position
and was under the constant care of a
physician, her death was somewhat
On May 12 last she celebrated her
ninetieth birthday, and was the recip
ient of a congratulatory message from
King George.
Tells Cartists to Resist Radicalism
Without Recourse to Violence.
San Sebastian, Spain. Don
Jaime, the Carlist pretender to the
throne, issued a letter addressed
to the leaders of the Carlists, in which
he advised his followers to resist with
all their force the rising tide of radi
calism, but not to have recourse to
violence. The pretender says that he
does not propose to depart from
pacific methods, unless the existing
regime is threatened.
“If revolution menaces religious,
family and property traditions of
Catholic Spain,” he added, “I will do
my duty.”
Deadly Missile Found Near Breit
meyer's Office In Detroit.
Detroit, Mich. Charily hold
ing out a formidable looking bomb,
which he claimed to have found
beneath a window of Mayor Brcit
meyer’s office In the city hall, James
Melville, employed by the department
of public works as a street cleaner,
entered police headquarters and start
ed a temporary panic. No clue was
furnished as to the identity of the per
son who left it under the window.
Bursting Steam Pipe Fatal to Du
quoin Operator.
Duquoin, 111. Charles R. Davis,
president of the Davis Coal Min
ing company, is dead of burns he
received when a steam pipe burst. He
had been identified with the Crerar-
Clinch interests of Chicago for sev
eral years and was a Knight Templar
and worshipful master of the Duquoin
lodge of Masons.
Stock Soars to $10,000,000.
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Terminal Railroad
company of St. Louis Tuesday filed
with the secretary of state a certifi
cate of increase in the capital stock
from SIOO,OOO to $10,000,000.
Killed In Motorcycle Crash.
Columbus, O.—Ralph E. Stitts,
twenty-one years old, Tuesday col
lided witn an Ohio electric car while
riding a tandem motorcycle. He died
of his injuries within a few hours.
His companion was badly hurt.
Two Persons Killed, Forty Injured,
and “White City” Latd Waste.
Brussels. One hundred thou
sand visitors were thrown Into a
panic by a fire that wiped out the en
tire Belgium exposition. Two persons
are known to be dead and 40 injured,
some fatally.
The flames started in the French
section and had gained considerable
headway before they were discovered.
The instant the alarm was given, the;
100.000 persons at the exposition be-;
came panic-stricken and a wild rush
was made for the exits.
The people fought and struggled In
a maddened attempt to get out of the,
place. Many of those hurt received
their injuries by falling to the floor
and being trampled upon by the
crowd. ;•
The two killed were trapped by thej
flames and attempts to rescue themi
were unsuccessful. The crowd got to’
places of safety, however, before the,
flames reached them. No estimate of'
the damage, which was great, has
been made. ;
A spark falling into inflamable
material in the Telegraph building
kindled flames which, driven by a high
wind, swept rapidly in all directions.
Soon the Belgian, English and
French sections were destroyed.
The firemen and detachments of aol-j
diers. called quickly upon the scene,,
found themselves baffled by the verit-j
able gale, which carried burning em-J
bers to all parts o fthe grounds.
To the left of the main building;
arose the picturesque roofs and spiresj
of “Bruxelles Kerraesse,” a Belgian,
Coney Island, with water chutes,',
toboggan slies and scores of side,
shows. This place was alive with
Sunday crowds and before they couldi
be got out with any semblance o,° or-'
der the Kermesse was afire.
Finally the fire was gotten under,
control. The Belgian and English sec
tions are in ruins, while all the other
sections, including the American, were !
partly destroyed. '
Bands of thieves engaged in pillage,';
and a soldier was stabbed while try-'
ing to arrest three men whom hei
found rifling a jewelry exhibit.
Brussels. lt will take many
days to place the Belgium expo-;
sitlon in a fit condition for reopening,
although a large majority of the build
ings are still intact.
The known loss caused by the fire!
which swept through the “White City”;
is between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000.,
~~ —\
Pedro Montt Passes Away at Berlin
From Heart Disease. ’
Berlin. President Montt of Chili
died here. He was on the way to
Bad Nauheim, having suffered with
heart disease for some time.
Beverly, Mass. President Taft
sent the following message to Mme.
Don Pedro Montt.
Montt, wife of the late president of
“Mrs. Taft and I are greatly shocked
to hear of the death of President
Montt. Your welcome visit to us at
Beverly is still fresh in our memory.
We extend to your our heartfelt sym
pathy in your great sorrow" and we
condole with Chili in loss of her chief
magistrate and her great statesman.
Plumber Claims His Victims Were
Attempting to Rob Him.
Edw'ardsville, 111. John Burton,
a plumber of Alton, choked two
men to death with his bare hands
following a quarrel at Marine, 111. He
is under arrest, but claims that his
two victims attempted to rob him.
Gus Wentz and Louis Welbrecht are
the two men who Burton killed.
dredge contractor is slain.
George H. Breymann of Toledo Killed
in Auto Collision.
Toledo, O. George H. Brey,
mann, senior member of the Brey.
mann Dredge company, which holds
a $2,000,000 contract in the Bostop
harbor, was killed, while his wifq
sustained a broken collar bone in an
automobile collision near here last
Find a Petrified Child.
New York. —The Brooklyn police
have an unusual mystery on their
hands as a result of the finding Mon
day in a tenement-house coal bin of a,
child’s body turned to stone. Accord
ing to physicians it had lain undis
covered for seven years.
Ice Cream May Kill Seven.
Portsmouth, O. —Seven persons are
dying and a score of others seriously
ill as the result of eating poisoned ice
cream at a church function in Glenn,
Ky. f Sunday.
Lydia E. Pinkham’s
Vegetable Compound
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falling and inflammation, and the doc
-otora said I could not
?et well unless I
had an operation.
I knew I could not
stand the strain of
one, so I wrote to
you sometime ago
about my health
and you told me
what to do. After
taking Lydia E.
Pinkham s Vegeta
ble Compound and
Blood Purifier I am
to-day a well woman.”— Mrs. William:
Ahrens, 988 W. 21st St., Chicago, 111.
Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com
pound, made from native roots and
herbs, contains no narcotics or harm-*
ful drugs, and to-day holds the record
for the largest number of actual cures
of female diseases of any similar medi
cine in the country, and thousands of
voluntary testimonials are on file in
the Pinkham laboratory at Lynn,
Mass., from women who have been
cured from almost every form of
female complaints, inflammation, ul
ceration, displacements, fibroid tumors,
irregularities, periodic pains,backache*
mdigestion and nervous prostration.
Every such suffering woman owes it to
herself to give Lydia E. Pinkham’s
Vegetable Compound a trial.
If you would like special advice
about your case write a confiden
tial letter to Mrs. I?inkliam, at
Lynn, Mass, Her advice is freo*
and always helpful.
Thompson’s Ey Watr
Doii Houce Library.
A search for a child’s short story,
“The Griffin and the Minor Canon,’*
in a volume all by itself revealed to a
persistent city shopper the thought,
and money that are expended on the
furnishing of dolls’ houses. Book
stores had not the story in a single
volume, but in a department store
one young woman interviewed had re
cently been transferred from the toy
department and was able to contribute
a helpful hint
“I think,” she said, “you can find it
In one of the dolls’ houses downstairs.”
Curiosity had by that time become
a sauce to literature, so the shopper
hurried downstairs to inspect the doll
houses. Three of the most expensive
houses contained libraries consisting
of a score of diminutive books and
each book contained a child’s story
complete. One of them was “The
Griffin and the Minor Canon.”
Another Tradition Exploded.
Two Englishmen were resting at the
"Red Horse Inn" at Stratford-on-Avon.
One of them discovered a print pic
turing a low tumbling building under
neath which was printed: “The House
In Which Shakespeare Was Born.”
Turning to his friend in mild surprise
he pointed to the print. His friend ex
hibited equal surprise, and called a
waiter, who assured them of the ac
curacy of the inscription.
“ ’Pon my word," said the observ
ing Englishman, shaking his head du
biously, “I thought he was born in a
manger!”—Success Magazine.
One Side Enough.
Senator William Alden Smith tells
of an Irish justice of the peace out
In Michigan. In a trial the evidence
was all In and the plaintiff’s attorney
had made a long and very eloquent
argument, when the lawyer acting for
the defense arose,
“What are you doing?” asked the
justice, as the lawyer began.
“Going to present our side of the
“I don’t want to hear both sides ar
gued. It has a tindency to confuse
the coort” —Washingtonian.
For Any Meal
T oasties
Are always ready to
serve right from the box
with the addition of
cream or milk.
Especially pleasing
with berries or fresh
Delicious, wholesome,
economical food which
saves a lot of cooking in
hot weather.
4 ‘The Memory Lingers* 1 ’
Battle Creek. Mich.

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