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O. A. DAHL, Publisher. EKALAKA. MONTANA NEWS Of WEjK_SUMMARIZ£D Important Events at Home and on Foreign Shores Briefly Told. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. George Herbert McCord, a well Itnown landscape artist, died from apoplexy in his studio in New York. Mrs. Fanny Friedman is dead in New York at the age of 112 years. She was born in Hungary Jan. 3, 1797, and has been ill only a few days. Gen. Sir O'Moore Creagh has been appointed commander-in-chief in lu clia, to succeed Gen. Lord Kitchener when the latter retires in August. Rev 1 . James Stuari Dickson, corre pponding secretary of the college board of the Presbyterian church, d'ed at East Orange, N. J. He was fifty years old. Co 1 . Samuel H. Stone, former state auditor of Kentucky, died at his home in Louisville, aged fifty-nine years. He v,-as one of the most brilliant men in Kentucky. Otho Herbert Dilley. musician, di rector and composer of popular Ftngs. died from consumption at his heme in S'necaville. Ohio. He was thirty-five years old. Joseph H. Russell, who went to Montana as a prospector in 1S67. is dead f.t Helena. At one time he dis posed of mining property to James J. Hill and the lute Col. Broadwater for $110,010. The president has withdrawn the r.cm'nation of William G. Wheeler to lie United States attorney for the Western district of Wisconsin. Mr. Wheeler bas accepted a more lucra tive rosit-on as attorney for the Chi nt o fz North-Western railway iu Wise c m in. ACCIDENTAL HAPPENINGS. A slight scratch from a nail on his thumb nearly a month ago resulted in the death from lockjaw ot Dr. J. O. Joily of Lixon, Neb. Three men were killed when 100 quaits of nitroglycerin exploded in tbe construction camp of Boxley & Can enter at Blue Sulphur. W. Ya. When driving near Laporte, Iowa, Benjamin Brandt, sixteen years old, was killed by a bolt of lightning that also kille d the horses and demolished the buggy. Jchn Ott of Heidlerslmrg, a suburb of Pittsburg, carried his father and mother out of their burning home only to find that his father was badly burn' ed and Iiis mother was dead . As ;i result of playing with matches Stephen Keefe, ihree years old, was burned to death in Washington. Mrs. Mamie Keefe. his mother, was badly burned in an effort to save his life. Will L. Payne of Lansing, Mich., a stockman, was killed and six others injured, one seriously, in a rear-end collision between two Union Pacific Mock trains in the yards at Fremont, Neb. The establishment of the Zellerbach Paper company in North Los Angeles was burned, the loss being estimated at $300,000. The fire for a time threat ened the center of the wholesale dis trict. When trying to save her two chil dren. Mrs. Graz ia Pettinate of New York was burned ta death, following the explosion of a can of kerosene, with which she had attempted to quicken the kitchen fire. Kenneth English, a junior in the Marion, Iowa, high school, while at tempting to board a moving freight train, lost his footing and was struck on the head by a car and received in juries from which he died. Mary Stottenberg. the fourteen-year old daughter of Fred Stottenberg, a farmer living near Mason City, Iowa, was run down by an auto. Both wheels passed over her body and phy sicians say she will not recover. CRIMES. Armed with a revolver, a man smashed the window of Groth's jewel ry store at Montreal and escaped with a tray containing diamonds valued at $3,000. Two little girls were injured in a fight between opposing factions of the German Evangelical church at Globe ville, a suburb of Denver. A dozen shots were fired. Five years in the Fort Leavenworth penitentiary was the sent* nee imposed upon Thomas M. Hayes, former re ceiving teller of the- American Nation al bank of Washington, convivtcd of embezzlement. Discovery was made at Columbus, Ohio, that two safes in the office of H. G. Fitzgerald & Co. dentists, had been picked by professionals and rob bed of gold filling mite: i;,1, said to be worth £2,300. ROCHESTER SWEPT BVHERCE FIRE Several Sections of City De= stroyed, Causing Damage of About Half a Million. FAMI1IES ARE HOMELESS Militiamen Guard the Burned Districts —Several Firemen Hurt by Falling Walls. Rochester, N. Y„ April 15.—Swept by a twenty-five-mile gale, fire yester day destroyed several sections of the city and did damage estimated at half a million dollars. For a time it was thought a great portion of the city would be swept, and aid was summon ed from Buffalo and Syracuse. One hundred families are homeless and militiamen are guarding what lit tle the people saved of their house hold effects. Call for Relief. Mayor Edgerton has issued a call for relief funds for these families. Some are quartered in precinct houses, and a laige number are spend ing the night in a public school. A heavy rain set in at 0 o'clock last night, and while it helped in extin guishing the smoldering ruins, it was a hardship on the homeless. Thiev ing, which started early in the day, has been stopped by the militia. Because of the numerous fires in Rochester recently the board of fire underwriters lias Increased rates here c li all buildings except dwellings 25 rents on every $100. The increase wuit into effect at 5 o'clock yester day. The Palmer building, a four • tory brick structure devoted to man ufacturing interests, at Main and Gibbs streets, was the starting point of the conflagration, which spread over a wide area, and then jumped r.caily a mile and started a second series of fires. Fifty Homes Burned. Buildings destroyed, in addition to about fifty residences, were the Pal mer building. Temple B'rith Kodesh, Fiist Reformed Church of America, the Ward apartments and First Ger man Luther Zion church. The St. Pe ter's Presbyterian church, the Palmer lumber yards and several small firms on Main street were damaged. Several firemen were injured by falling walls or were overcome by smoke, but none was seriously hurt. Rochester is terror-stricken. Yes terday's conflagration was the culmi nation of an uninterrupted series of fires, many of which have been charg ed to incendiarism. The flames are still smoldering in dozens of places and the wind is increasing in veioc ity. WILL HAVE 13 IN JURY BOX. Judge Seeks« to Prevent Failure of the Calhoun Case. San Francisco, April 15.—Thirteen Jurors will hear the evidence in the case of Patrick Calhoun, president of the United Railroads, charged with of fei ing a bribe to a former supervisor. Provision for the odd juror was made yesterday by Superior Judge Lawlor and atter the defense had opposed any such departure. In rendering Iiis decision the court expressed a determination not to en danger tbe work of the thirteen weeks by neglecting any precaution that might insure an uninterrupted trial. WHEAT AGAIN GOES UP. New High Record Marks for All Deliv eries. Chicago, April 15. — Wheat prices cgain rose yesterday to new high record marks for all deliveries, July advancing to $1.17 1-2 and September to $1.01)1-2 per bushel. At the same time the May option sold at $1.28. The market slumped sharply on realizing sales, but regained part of the loss. At the close prices were 3-4®7-8c low er to 1 l-4c higher compared with final quotations of the previous day. Corn and oats closed easy and provisions were steady. Trachina Fatal to Six. Sioux City, Iowa, April 14. — Three persons are dead and three others are at the point of death in the German Lutheran hospital here as a result of eating trachina infected pork sausage k st Thursday. All are members of the n.i \ of John Kolpin, a Galva (Iowa) druggist. Woman Kills Rival. Muskogee, Okla., April 15. — Mrs. ('rant Huddkston, mother of six ehil dr< n. last night shot and killed Miss re ilah Cox, whom she charged with ; lie rating her husband's affections, lludd'.eston witnessed the shootine. ALL READY FOR DRAINAGE WORK Commission Has Surveys, Plans and Estimate» Prepared. All preparations for a big season's work of the^ state drainage commis sion have been made. Everything has been planned,"ditches surveyed, all es timates made aud maps and plans drawn. Work will begin in earnest immediately after the passage of the appropriation bill fixing the amount available for drainage. The commission expects no less than it received from the last legisla ture two years ago, when it was given $100,000 for each year. All ditches for draining state lands have been surveyed in St. Louis, Ait kin, Hubbard, Marshall, Rosaau, Kitt son and Polk counties. About ten co-operative ditches, which are built by the state with the co-operation of counties in the im provement of river channels, have been planned. The state land ditches, built by di rect assessments in which the state pays ' pro rata portion of the cost, have been surveyed in localities where the land if drained, will be immedi ately available for agricultural pur poses. No ditches have been planned so far in lands heavily timbered, the work being confined to meadows and swamp lands. Several of the projects under con sideration will, if carried out, entire ly exhaust the appropriation for one ,vear. Contracts have been delayed awaiting the appropriations and will not be let for about two months. This wait has caused a delay in the entire system of the'work. The commission is at present seek ing a plan whereby the work will not be needlessly delayed pending action by the legislature. It is thought that the appropriations can just as well be made several years in advance. ARREST FORMER OFFICIAL. Extradition Papers Issued for Former Treasurer of Beltrami County. Oliver J. Shinn, former treasurer of ßeltrami county, who is accused ol having decamped six years ago with nearly $400 of the state's cash, has been arrested at Portland, Ore., and will be brought back to face trial. Extradition papers have been Issued by Gov. Johnson to the governor oi Oregon, and Sheriff Hazen of Be midji is on his way to secure the fu gitive. Shinn is charged with having col lected $355.40 interest on June 1, 1903, on state timber, fro/i the J. Niels Lumber company, while treasurer ol Beltrami county. By tearing a receipt from the back of his regular book he evaded notice for some time, it is said W hen discovered he fled and was not heard from until the authorities ar rested him at Portland. Steps were taken immediately to bring him back, Shinn's sureties made up the loss of $355.40, with interest of $115.40, and have been trying to locate him ever since. The man was well liked in the community and many would not believe that he taken the cash until after he had failed to show up. MAKES NEW BUTTER PRIZE. A new feature is to be added to the butter scoring contests this year, and known as the "improvement" contest. The idea is to give a prize to the con testant who shows the largest per centage of gain this year over his record for last year, irrespective of whether he stands near the top or the bottom of the list. The state dairy and food commission believes that this will supply an in centive to the man who did not win any prizes last year to strain every nerve to better his dairy products this year. Last year about 200 better and cheescniakers took part at different times, although only eighty-five en tered in all six contests. The first pi'ize in each of the three classes, whole milk, butter, hand separator butter and cheese, was a trip to New York, and the second a trip to Chicago. Arrangements are now being made for the contests, the first of which will probably be held at the Booth cold storage warehouse, St. Paul, about the middle of next month. NO RACE SUICIDE HERE. Vital statistics for lf)08 showed up well in comparison with those of pre vious years. The state department of public health reports that in the past year there was 44,274 births and 22, 1G0 deaths. "No race suicide here," said Dr. H. M. Bracken, gloating over the com plete nature of the report. "I think that the great increase in the number of reported births and deaths is due largely to the operation of the new law which has been in force during ti e past year, forbidding the burial of a body without a burial permit. Let i oit Minn., April 15.—The body of K. T. Olsen, a bachelor, fifty-three years eld, iiving near Westbury, was discovered by Soo section men near C< 11a way. Three passenger trains passed over the body before it waa discovered. UNITED ATTACK ON INTERSTATE BOARD Western Railroads Combine Test Constitutionality of Commission's Acts. LUMBER CASE USED AS TfST St. Paul, April 15—A united attack through the United States courts against the interstate commerce com mission as an institution was begun before Judge Frederick N. Dickson, special master in chancery, in the federal circuit court yesterday morn ing by a combination of the Union Pa cific. Great Northern and Northern Pacific, and, with the exception of the Santa Fe and the Gould lines, every other railroad operating west of the Missouri river. A final and conclusive decision by the United States supreme court, to the effect that the powers and func tions authorized by congress and ex ercised by the commission are uncon stitutional, is what the carriers are after, and their army of lawyers here claim to have a strong case. Lumber Case as Fulcrum. A recent meeting of the commission is to be used as a test of the constitu tionality of tiie authority of that body. This ruling is conceded to be a typical one and one 011 which a decision by the highest tribunal of the nation would be vital. The case is the one in which the commission ordered the Northern Pacific, Union Pacific and Great Northern and other Western lailroads to reduce the freight rates on lumber shipped eastward frc.m the Pacific coast. These rates the roads had increased on what they claim to have been justifiable grounds. The in crease amounted to 10 cents per hun dred. The commission ordered that the original rates be restored west of the Missouri river, but allowed an in crease of 5 cents per hundred pounds on coast shipments destined to points east of the Missouri. Rates Are Confiscatory. The most formidable feature of the prosecution will be the fight to intro duce evidence tending to show that the rates ordered by the commission are confiscatory, and therefore in vio lation of the fourteenth amendment of the constitution of the United States. Thomas Cooper, land commissioner of the Northern Pacific, testified yes terday as to the cost of reproduction of that road. The railroads expect to show that, according to that cost, the rates ordered by the commission are confiscatory and therefore unconstitu tional. Mr. Cooper's cross-examination will be continued today. WHOLE FAMILY IS WOUNDED. Daughter Also Is Injured and Man Then Shoots Himself. Blue Earth, Minn., April 15.— Knute Olsen of Kiester, near this city, at tempted to kill his wife last evening by shooting her with a shotgun. Somo of the shot entered her jaw, knocking out several teeth, and several scat tering shots struck his little daughter. He then went tj a closet and shot himself. Small hope ol his recovery is entertained. The condition of his wife and daughter is not thought to be dangerous. Bitter feeling exists against Olsen. WRAPPED IN BLAZING OIL. Fireman Is Seriously Burned in a Fire at Sioux City. Sioux City, Iowa, April 15.—Sponta neous combustion in the glazing rocni of the City Sash and Door company's factory started a fire which did $10, ( "0 damage to the building and con tents. Fireman Lew Humphrey was enveloped in flames when a barrel of cil exploded and was seriously burned. FEVER RAGING AT RICH VILLE. Schools Are Closed and All Public Meetings Suspended. Fergus Falls, Minn., April 15.—Scar /et fever Is prevalent in the village of J ichville, this county, and the board ci health has decided to close the schools and suspend all public meet ings. Shirley Shaw, the nine-year-old sen of Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw, died t f the disease. Stc-ck Shipments Good. Thief (fiver Falls. Minn., April 15.— That this sectirs of the state is fast becoming well if ;own for its stock is ( vh'tiiCed by the fact that twenty ear to: ds of c attie were shipped from two suk 'U stations 011 the Great Northern line, just north of this city, last week Marathon Race Is Fatal. -Pittsburg, April 15—William H. Ho <• iek, seventeen years old, died last î i 'l t as- the result of running a Mar ttl.cn race three weeks ago. Howiek wt n the race, but never has been well »since. PEACE REIGNS IN CONSTANTINOPLE New Cabinet Takes Hold and Sultan Ordains Observance of Sheeri Laws. SULTAN'S NAME IS ACCLAIMED During Whole Outbreak the Troops and People Remain Loyal to the Sultan. Constantinople, April 16.—After the stirring events of Tuesday and the early part of yesterday in the Turk ish capital, the successful formation of the cabinet and the issue of an impe rial proclamation ordaining the ob servance of the Sheeri laws and the preservation of the constitution serv» ed to bring about a comparatively peaceful situation here last night. The members of the new cabinet, of which Tewflk Pasha is the grand vizier, have been installed in office. Relieves the Tension. The formation of the cabinet, al thought it is not composed according to general expectations, has greatly relieved the tension of the last thir ty-six hours. The majority of tha people passed a sleepless night, owing to the continued discharges of mus ketry. Last night the city was quiet. Confidence is gradually returning, al though the military situation will re quire all the energies of the new gov ernment for its successful handling and the promulgation of wise meas ures so that the army may be placed on a more satisfactory basis. Soldiers Lead Rising. It is noteworthy that while the rev olution of last July was the work of officers, the present movement was carried forward by the soldiers, aided by the religious patty, the leaders in the movement bo. ne the very troops, the Saloniki Chassmirs, which hereto fore had been the mainstay of the committee of union and progress. The rising h s s resulted in the complete obliteration of this committee and its newspaper organs. Remain Loyal to Sultan. During the whole thrilling momen tous episode the salient, features ot" the revolution were the loyalty of the troops and the people to the sultan, whose name was frequently acclaim ed, aud the absence of attacks on the lives and property of citizens. KILLED IN RUNNING FIGHT. Italian With Black Hand Record Shot in Brooklyn Streets. New York, April 16.—Andrew Gani hino, a young Italian barber, who three years ago killed a man with two loads from a shotgun, was killed last, night in a running battle with three countrymen through Brooklyn streets, while several thousand persons looked on. The Brooklyn branch of the Ital ian detective bureau credits Gambino with a conspicuous Black Hand rec ord. Pietto Zarcone, a butcher, told th< j police that Gambino approached him and demanded $50 under penalty of death. Gambino also drew a pistol and the battle began. NEW STATE GAME OFFICIALS. Two Wardens 5«h Fish Commissioner Named hi North Dakota. Fargo, N. D, Ar*?! 1C—-At a meet ing last night of tro jrame and fish board of control, »;?•>! the r.ew law, Capt. W. R. Mfl.ii' ct C m do. father of the hill provid'ng f r the first fish hatchery in the state was selected fish commissioner, with a salary of $1,200, and W. N. Smith of Grafton, and Ole Bjerke of .^lerciTimhic were elected wardens at salaries of $1,500 each. The law abolishes spring shoot ing, with severe penalties. GOTCH RETAINS TITLE. Easily Defeats Bulgarian in Wres tling Match. Chicago, April l(i —Frank Gotch of Humboldt, Iowa, succeeded in retain ing his title as champion wrestler of the world last night hy defeating Yu siff Mahmout of Bulgaria in a fast and furious match. The much-touted Bul garian was as a child in the hands of the American master of mat strategy. Gotch won both falls with crotch and half-nelson holds, respectively, in 8 minutes and 0 minutes and 10 sec onds. Again Threatened by Black Hand. Chicago, April 16. — Joseph Arrigo, Who was shot at as he lay in his bed last Monday morning because he had failed to comply with demands made in two letters from the Black Hand, received another letter signed by the blackmailing society last night, threat ening him with certain death unless be deposited $1,000 in a certain spot by 10 o'clock today.