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O. A. DAHL, Publisher. EKALAKA. MONTANA NEWS OF WEfK SUMMARIZED Important Events at Home and on Foreign Shores Briefly Told. AT THE CAPITAL. Representative Edwards of Georgia has introduced a bill in congress to reduce the salary of members from $7,500 to $5,000. Cheaper rates on mail between point s on rural delivery lines will be charged if a bill introduced in the house becomes a law. The bill pro vides for a reduction of the present postage rates for mail from "door to door." Representative Kincaid of New Jer sey (Dem.) has offered a bill provid ing that the next state admitted to the Union shall be named "Lincoln." His resolution declares the nation "owes to Lincoln, next to Washing« ton, Its every existence. Representative Sheppard of Texas introduced a resolution creating a commission to investigate and report on a method of utilizing national re sources of the public domain so as to make their production of the largest possible value to the federal govern ment. PERSONAL. Rear Admiral Converse, U. S. X., retired, died in Washington of urae mic poisoning. Abul Huda, an Arab astrologer in whom the sultan had great conti« dence, is dead. Former Congressman A. R. Bush nell died in Madison. Wis., of pneu monia. He was seventy-six years old. President Eliot of Harvard univer sity is to be decorated by the em peror of Japan with the Older of the Rising Sun, first class. Dr. James H. Canfield, librarian of Columbia university and distinguish ed as an educator, di ?d in New York after a short illness from apoplexy. Rear Admiral Sperry, who recently reliquished command of the Atlantic fleet after its voyage around ihe world, has entered upon special duty at the war college at Newport. Dur ing the summer he will lecture on the world cruise of the battleship fleet. Kirby Snow, known in turf circles throughout the South, is dead in Cin cinnati. For several years past he had engaged in newspaper work, but kept up his interest in turf matters, and for the last ten years presided over the press gallery at Latcnia Park. Caspar Stuerenburg, a prominent German-American editor and author, died in New York after a long ill ness. For ten years he was managing editor of the New York Staats Zei tung. with which he continued in an editorial capacity to the time of Iiis death. George Price, a m p mh» r of the cele brated "Paris crew" which held the four-oared championship of the world, died at his home in St. Jo'ii, X. B. Elijah Ross, brother of the late Wal lace Ross, once the champion in sin gles. is now the only surviving mem ber of the four. CASUALTIES. Fevt ral business hous< ere de stroyed by fire at Tofield, Alberta. Loss, $75,000. Four trainmen were killed when a Mexican International freight train fell through a burned bridge near Hi dalgo, Mexico. For the third time in its history the main building of Seton college, South Orange, X. J., was destroyed by fire. Loss. $50,000-. Four Gre< k laborers were found asphyxiated in a room they had rent ed in a hotel in Chicago. It is sup posed one of them blew out the gas. At Greenwood, near Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Anthony Robb and two children were burned to death and four other children were injured, out in a fire in a small grocery and dwe ing. seriously,' Five men were injured in a series of riots between rival gangs of labor ers employed on the barge canal work at Smith's Häsin, near Glens Falls, N. Y. Policemen put an end to the disturbance. Passengers on the Central of Geor gia train No. 15 recent Messenger J. B. Martin ly injured and two mail desks slight ly hurt when the train split a swirch as-it entered the yard at Grillin. (Ja. The two piers of the Huvana Cen tral railroad, in the upp<. r p;ut m , harbor at Havana, w<-re stroyed by fire. It is t>*; i. th;.t the fire was cf incen iury u i; i.;. Damage is estimated at §l,o0.;,ouo. a shakeup. was painful iris buck hand methods; trapped Youth Attempts to Blackmail Wealthy Atlanta Man Out of $35,000. CAUGHT BY FAKE PACKAGE Declares He Was Catspaw of Three Men —Threatened Banker and Family With Death. Atlanta. Ga., April 8—Charged with attempting to blackmail Asa G. Can dler. president of the Atlanta cham ber of commerce, and Atlanta's wealthiest citizen, out of $35.000 by Black Hand methods, Daniel W. John son. Jr.. eighteen years of age, and a member of Mr. Candler's Sunday school class, was arrested last night. Johnson admits writing the letters and takes his arrest coolly. He, how ever, declares that he was the cats paw of three strangers, who. he claims, dictated his every action in connection with the case and forced him to write the demands for money under penalty of death. He furnished the officers with descriptions of the three men. Threatened Horrible eDath. Last Friday Mr. Candler received (he first of the two letters written by the Black Hand plotters, in which he was asked to place $35,000 under the steps of a pastor's study of the In nian Park Methodist church on Mon day night. April 5. "or you and your family will meet a horrible death at our hands." Sunday he received a second letter warning him to comply with the de mands. Mr. Candler called George M. Sutton, chief postoffice inspector of the Atlanta district, in consultation, and it was decided to trap the black mailer. Monday night a package was placed at the point designated. Two detect ives kept watch, but no one appeared. Youth Is Trapped. Yesterday morning Mr. Candler re ceived a telephone mesage demanding that he place $1,000 at a secluded spot cn Moreland avenue. Again a fake package was prepared and placed at the spot designated last night, and Johnson appealed, pickfled up the package and started to run, but was caught by Detectives Lockhart and Coker. After an examination he ad mitted having written the two letters, but said he acted under compulsion. STUDENTS STRIKE AGAIN. This Time Engineers of State Univer sity Lay Down Law. Minneapolis, April 8. — Students at (he state university have again assert ed their authority over the faculty. This time it is in the college of en gineering, where the junior class, dis satisfied with the length of the Easter vacation accorded them, have under taken to extend it two days by resolu tion. The faculty members say that they will not recognize this action of the class and that all students failing to appear in' their proper lecture and recitation rooms on the two contested days, Friday and Saturday of next week, will be marked zero. The 300 students involved in this strike ap pear confident lhat their numbers will prevent any very severe punishment. CLOSE CALL FOR ROYALTY. King and Queen of Spain Have Nar row Escape in Auto Collision. Madrid. April 8.—King Alfonso and Queen Victoria recently had a narrow escape from injury. The king was leaving the palace court yard and the queen was entering in their automo bile when the machines came into col lision in the narrow passage. Both automobiles were badly damaged, but their majesties were not hurt. $5,000 Stolen From Mail. Paducah, Ky., April 8.—An envelope containing $5,000 in checks, sent in the mail by the First National bank j of this city, has been Rtolen. It was addressed to the First National bank j of Nashville. Tenn. Two of the checks | were cashed in Union City, Tenn.. \ and Mounds. 111. Student Strike Ended. Oxford, England, April 8. — The strike of students at Ruskin college, which began about ten days ago on account of the dismissal of Dennis [jird, the principal of the institution, Glided yesterday. The students acqui esced in the dismissal of Hird. Shah's Commander Killed. St. Petersburg. April 8. — Persian dispatches received here state that a ; evolutionary soldier assassinated the hah's commander-in-chief, Ained Jowleh, near Tabrii. with a bomb. Ained Dowleli was former grand vi zier. VETOES THE_CASS IAIG Bill New Normal School Is Killed for This Session—First Veto Message Received. St. Paul, April 8 —Gov. Johnson ve toed the Cass Lake normal school bill yesterday. This is the first measure to feel the executive ax at the present session. The veto message was reported to the senate late yesterday. The gov ernor gives several reasons for op posing the bill. He holds that there is no immediate need for the school. There is a school of pedagogy at the University of Minnesota and five state normal schools. The schools at Moor head and Duluth have room to spare. The state's finances do not warrant the new institution. As to location, the governor says the normal board is opposed to Cass Lake because it has not; enough popu lation to supply a model school. LAND LOTTERY MAN FINED. Eugene G. Barnum, Who Used the Mails for Fraud, Fined $500. Sioux Falls, S. D., April 8.—An at tempt on the part of Eugene G. Bar num, a prominent resident of Dallas, to run a lottery in opposition to the government lands in Tripp county re sulted disastrously to Barnum. Barnum appeared before Judge Car land of the I'nited States court yes terday and entered a plea of guilty to an indictment charging him with hav a lottery scheme in connection with the disposal of government lands in Tripp county. Judge Carland imposed a fine of $500, which was paid. WHEAT GOES SOARING. Runaway Local Market Shoots July Grain Above $1.21 Mark. Minneapolis. April 8.—Wheat trad ers witnessed a runaway market yes terday. Chicago. Kansas City. St. Louis and several other markets were closed, it being election day in those cities. Minneapolis had to go it alone. Traders in outside cities sent their buying orders here, with the re still that July wheat in the Minneap olis pit shot up to $1.19 1-2 at the opening and went to the long-predict ed price of $1.20 a little later, and before the day was over had reached $1.21 1-8. CAPTAIN'S HOME DYNAMITED. John Wevel of Sparta and Malta Is Assailed by Assassins. Two Harbors. Minn.. April 8. — A oorner of the residence of Capt. John Wevel, superintendent of the Sparta and Malta mine, was dynamited last night. Mrs. Wevel and daughter were in the house, but were uninjured. Capt. Wevel wa. out a f the time of the ex , . , , , plosion. There is no clue to the dy-, namiters. MINE ST 11 KE AT VJRGINIA. Two Hundred Men Protast Against Contract Work Price. Duluth, April 8.—Two hundred men employed at the Franklin mine at Vir ginia went on a strike yesterday be cause of a disagreement over the price paid for crntract work. The police quelled efforts at disturbance and new men were placed at work. Everything is reported quiet. Foot Split by Buzzsaw. Mason City, Iowa, April 8.—Acci dents from buzzsaws have been nu merous of late. The latest to suffer severe injury was William Dohrman, who resides near Decorah. With a number of men he was sawing wood. One obstreperous stick caught on the carrier and William thought he could kick it loose, and he did, but with the result that his foot slipped into the saw and it was cut off at the ankle joint. Must Tell How She Got Valuables. Iowa City .Iowa, April 8. — How Catherine Kellev, the pretty niece of the late Michael Kelley, managed to secure possession of notes and certifi cates of deposit amounting to $20,000. is the question which will be settled in the district court here. Judge Howell has ordered the niece to ap pear for examination with reference to her possession of the papers in question. Flood Sent to Reformatory. Minneapolis, April 8.—James Flood, seventeen years old, who shot and killed A. P. Camden on Nicollet ave nue last June and who was later in dieted on a charge of murder in the first degree, was yesterday allowed to plead guilty to a charge of man slaughter in the first degree. Judge William H. Donahue immediately sentenced Flood to the state reforma tory. Wage Agreement Reached. Winnipeg, April 8. — Mechanics are Figning a new agreement with the Ca nadian Pacific railway, the company and the unions having arrived at a satisfactory arrangement for the new schedule. dea1h and ruin in wakfof storm Terrible Gale Sweeps Four States, Killing at Least Eleven Persons. SIXTEEN MEN ARE MISSING Adrift in Storm-tossed Vessels on Lake Erie—Many Persons Injured —Loss Is Heavy. Detroit, Mich., April 9. — At least eight persons lost their lives in the storm that visited Michigan Tuesday night and yesterday. Three men at tempted to cross the Detroit river in a row boat from Wyandotte yesterday afternoon in a fifty-mile gale to settle a wager and all three were drowned when their boat capsized. At Jennings, in Missauke county, three young men were killed by being caught under a wall that was blown down. Eight-year-old Benjamin Hell mer was killed by lightning near Ionia, and Ray Miller was killed at Brighton when he was struck by a roof blown off by the wind. The damage to roofs, chimneys, plate glass, etc., will probably reach $50,000 in Detroit and Michigan. Sixteen Men Missing. Cleveland, April 9.—The fishing tug George Floyd, with seven men aboard, and the sand-sucker Mary H, with a crew of nine men, are missing, and the steel barge Norman Kellev, with a crew of four persons, was res cued last night after a desperate struggle as a result of a sixty-mile-an hour gale which raged on Lake Erie yesterday. Several small buildings were wreck ed in Cleveland. Two men were blown into the lake, but both were rescued. Cleveland was practically isolated from communication with the East. In the western part of the s';al? the storm was the most severe ever known. Scores of people were in jured, many of them seriously, and the property damage is large. Lives of pedestrians were endangered by fall ing signs, parts of roofs, chimneys, limbs of trees and blown-out windows. Two Killed in New York. New York, April 9.—A wind of ex traordinary severity prevailed in parts of this state yesterday, causing havoc with telegraph and telephone lines. One man was killed and many people were injured in Buffalo by parts of buildings which were detached by the force of the wind and hurled through the air. At Rochester one man was I killed and a boy sustained a fractured sk)]]1 f] . om a wind . blown chimney . Wires Are Down. Chicago, April 9. — Wires east of Chicago as far as Pittsburg went down rapidly in yesterday's gale, ac cording to telegraph companies. Wheeling, Va., reported every wire down east of that point. In this city several persons received minor inju ries. One Killed in Indiana. Indianapolis, April 9. — The violent storm that swept Northern Indiana late last night left in its wake many over-turned houses, barns and out buildings, tore out telegraph and tele phone poles, killed one man and in jured a number of persons. Six Hurt in London. London, Ont., April 9.—Six persons were injured, one fatally, and a finan cial loss of fully $50,000 was entailed by a northwest hurricane that pass ed over this city yesterday. THREATEN MOON FAMILY. Blackmailers Write Letter Demanding Payment of $3,000. Flint, Mich.. April 9.—Anonymous blackmailers who wrote from Delavan, Wis., have threatened the lives of the mother and sister of ten-year-old Har old Moon, whose body was found last Saturday in Thread pond, after a five weeks' country-wide search for him, unless L. N. Moon, the boy's father, turns over $3.000 to them. The letter gave no directions as to how the money could be paid or where. This causes some doubt whether it is genuine. Sleuth Must Go to Prison. Des Moines, April 9.—El) Hardin, former chief of detectives of Des Moines, must serve three years in the state penitentiary. The Iowa supreme court affirmed his conviction on a charge of being a party in a conspira cy to prevent certain witnesses giving testimony in a case against S. E. Gar ter. Jeêlousy Causes Double Tragedy. Bloomington, III., April 9. — T. M. Ross, section foreman at Loda, yester day shot and killed Mrs. Jessie Sta ley, with whom he boarded, and then killed himself by swallowing carbolic acid and firing a bullet Into his brain, Jealousy was the cause of the tragedy, STORY OF BRIBERY WAS jiOKE Wisconsin Assemblyman Tells Com» mUiee That Charges Were Out come of a Joke. Madison, Wis., April 9. — Charges that a Democratic assemblyman had been offered $1 ,500 to remain absent during the vote on the election of Senator Stephenson, end thus allow the election of a seiiulor after a long deadiock were proved to be the out come of a Joke before the legislative investigating committee last night Assemblyman Joseph Domachowski of Milwaukee testified that he had re marked jokingly that he had been of fered $1,500 not to vote and that his joke had been taken seriously by the lawmakers. He testified that he was the recipient of no such offer. ASYLUM INMATES IN QUARREL. Patient Struck by Another Mad Man Succumbs to Injuries. Jamestown, N. D., April 9.—Julius Larson, an inmate of the state in sane asylum in the violent ward, re ceived fatal injuries yesterday during an altercation with Scotty Wanama ker, another patient, and is dead. The matter .was reported to Coro ner Guest by Supt. Baldwin. A coro ner's inquest exonerated all of tho guards and the management of the asylum. Larson died from tho effects of peri tonitis, superinduced by the blows re ceived. RAIDERS KILL SHEEP HERDERS. Charge Camp at Night, Murder Three and Cremate Bodies of Two. Basin, Wyo., April 9.—Three sheep herders, Joe Ernge, Allemamas Emge and Joe Lazier, were murdered and the bodies of the latter two cremated by a band of fifteen masked raiders who attacked a sheep camp at the mouth of Spring creek, in the Ten sleep country, on the night of April 2. After the murder the raiders cut the telegraph wires. News of the shoot ing was brought here by sheep herd ers who escaped. BOON FOR BELTRAMI. Term of Court Will Be Held at Bau dette or Spooner. Spooner. Minn., April 9.—The pass ing of the court bill providing that a term of court shall be held either at Baudette or Spooner marks another step in the advancement of Northern Beltrami county. At least one term will be held, which will make a great saving of time and money. HASKELL CASE WITH COURT. Motion tc Quash Land Fraud Indict rrcfHR Urider Advisement. Tulsa. Okla, April 9. — Arguments we re ''Oii-'î'.Ujerl ve^orday in the mo tion to qursh the indictments against. Gov. Haskell and five co-defendants on land fraud ci'.erges growing out of Ihe acquirement o; town ins in Mus kogee. The motion '--a* taken under advisement. QUARTER OF Pi -OCK BURNS. Hotel Fire Swetsi Adlrining Build ings in S*m*t. Milaca, Minn., April ".---Fire start ing in Sjoblom Bro«.' occu pied by Axel Johnson a.-? a «ni--? n and hotel, destroyed nearly a quarter of a. block of tall wooden buildings. By heroic effort the firemen got the flames under control. The loss is $15, ooo. BIDS $2,700 FOR "WET" TAX. Saloonkeeper Gets Only License Granted Applicants. Parkers Prairie. Minn., April 9.—So great was the demand for the only saloon li< entt allowed vider the law in this vil'a«:« that, applicants bid up the amount of the annual tax to $2, 700, when Nels P. Nelson was award ed the coveted privilege. Land Rush at Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw, Sask., April 9.—An indi cation of the great rush of American immigration to Canada this year is found in the fact that the past month 485 cars of settler*' effects arrived at Moose Jaw over the Soo lins. Most of the effects were sent on to Alberta points. It is believed that these fig ures will be doubled this month. Cuts Throat: Fires Building. Lake City. Minn.. April 9.—George Colby, aged seventy years, residing in the town of Cfitrpl point, near Lake City, committe*. s.iSclde yesterday. During the absence of his wife Colby went to an outbuilding near the home, cut his throat with a razor and then set fire to the building. His body was badly burned. Killed Playing "Wild West." Linton. Ind., April 9.—While playing "wild west" with five companions, Clifford Wolford, fifteen years old, was shot in the head and killed by Loren Hamilton, eighteen years old. Hamilton tried to commit suicide, hut the other boys took his rifle from him.