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EKALAKA. O. A. DAHL, Publisher. MONTANA MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN CONDENSED FORM. ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD Complete Review 5f Happenings of Greatest Interest from Ail Parts of the Globe—Latest Home and For eign Items. WASHINGTON NEWS. Senator Aldrich ordered the senate finance committee to reduce the duty on window glass. The health department of the Dis trict of Columbia has issued an order barring roosters from Washington. Representative Cooper of Wiscon sin, who was one of the leaders of the Insurgent movement in congress, will not, it is said, be reappointed chair man of the insular affairs committee. President Taft sent a message to congress urging an amendment of the law under which Porto Rico is gov erned. Frank B. Kellogg, the "trust buster." denied the report that he had told tilt president he intended to quit the gov ernment service. President Taft declared himself in favor of playgrounds for children in all cities. The bureau of statistics issued a report at Washington showing that in the value of imports and export tr.ide conditions of the world would show a decline compared with last year, i his is attributed to the reduction in prices in many places. Representative Moore of Pennsyl vania has introduced a bill in con gress to make October 12, the an niversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, a legal public holiday. The first vote on the tariff bill in the senate was on the lead schedules, which were adopted. Senator Cummins of Iowa said the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill if passed would cause a political contest for an other revision. Mr. Murphy of Missouri, following a speech in the house, renewing his charges against Judges Philips ana McPherson of the federal bench, said he would file impeachment proceed ings against the jurists. PERSONAL. Johann Salvator, son of Leopold 11. a nd cousin of the emperor of Austria, j was found working for §15 a week in a factory at Painesville, O. Wilbur and Orville Wright, the Day- I ton, O., aviators, returned from ; Europe. Former Vice-President Fairbanks sailed from Honolulu for Japan. Charles A. Willard of Minneapolis i was appointed by President Taft to , the place on the federal bench made vacant by the resignation of Judge | Purdy. John Fleming, 72 years old, who dis | sipated a fortune in dress, was made ; an inmate of the county poor farm at ; Eaton, O. He gained fame by substi- j tuting gold coins for buttons. "Count" Louis Hamon, better known j as "Cheiro, the palmist," has been j sentenced to 13 months' imprisonment j in Paris and has been ordered to make j restitution to Count Festetics of Hun- ' gary of nearly $200,000, the proceeds j of an alleged swindle. Cheiro, who is supposed to be in London, some years «go was a palmist in Chicago. C. W. Caldwell, an attorney of Co lumbus, Ind., sought to oust Secretary of State Knox by quo warranto pro ceedings. j i ' I I GENERAL NEWS. Capt. Peter C. Hains was found guilty of manslaughter in the first de gree following his trial for slaying William E. Annis. Twenty men were reported drowned when a launch sank in the Ohio river near Pittsburg. Two Chicago women drove hacks In funeral processions, taking the places of striking carriage drivers. Six thousand postal employes ot Paris went out on a strike when the chamber of deputies delayed action on their demands. J. E. White was arrested at Vin cennes, Ind., charged with attempting to kidnap Willie Hamilton, son of a contractor. William H. Schantz of Hastings, member of the Michigan legislature, was attacked by an assassin who clashed his throat with a razor. The destroyers Barry, Bainbridge, Decatur and Dale, convoyed by the auxiliary cruiser Rainbow, will depart from Manila for China Saturday en route to join the Third division of the Pacific squadron. Government to Sue Sugar Trust Federal Grand Jury Indicts Corpor ation and Six Directors- Heavy Penalties Provided BOTH CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY Defendant Will Answer to the Indict ment on Next Tuesday—Suit Will lie Pushed. v testimony brought out :or $30.'100.000 dam ng j I New York, July 1. — Through twelve men impanelled as a federal grand jury, the United States gov ernment today laid the ground work for another gigantic anti-trust sui', in tne indictment of the American Sugar Refining company as a cor poration, six of its directors and two prominent lawyers. T'ne defendant company and the* individuals were charged with con spiracy in restraint of trade under a criminal clause of the Sherman anti-trust law, which provides as a penalty upon conviction, a fine of not more than $5,000 cr imprison ment for not more than one year, or both, in the case of the individuals aixl a fine of not more than $5,000 in the case of corporation. The individuals indicted are W. P. Thomas president of the American Sugar Refining company; Arthur Donner and Charles H. Senff. and John L. Parson-, all of New York; John Mayer of Morristcwn, N. J., and George H- Frazier of Philadelphia. All are directors of the company. The others indicted are Gustav Kis sel ar.d Thomas B. Barnett. counsel for Adolph Segal, whose plant, the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining com pany. was shut down by the :rust and " ose fight in retaliation with the this suit recently pttled out of court, largely furnish ed the basis for the government prosecution. The defendant's will answer to the indictments in the United States district, court on Tues day next. The defendant company, it is as serted, controls 90 per cent of the sugar trade in the United States. A list of "he charges, most of which has been brought out hereto fore in the Segal investigation is that the American Sugar Refining com pany and the individuals joir.tlv in : dieted with it, accomplished the con i trol of 'he Pennsylvania Suerar Re fining company by inducing Segal to j borrow from Kissel, acting as a i i roker and an agent, unknown at ' the time the loan was made, where | as the leader was the defer.dant cor | poration, to borrow $1,250,000 and I to transfer to Kisel wi.;>h a majority i stock a voting power as the holder I of 20,000 shares of the stock of the j Pennsylvania company. It is furth er stated that Segal was not aware i that, the American Sugar Refining ' company was the real leader, and I t.hat he did not suspect the designs I of the rival corporation. ; i , | | ; ; j j j j j ' j IS THIS LEON uNG? Chinaman's Body Found in Hudson May Be That of Murderer. New York. N. Y., July 1—Although complete identification was impossi ble tonight, there appeared to be a strong probability that the body of a Chinaman, which was found float ing in the Hudson river, in the up per part of the city tonight, was that of Leon Ling or William L. Leon, the murderer of Elsie Sigel. The man's height, weight and general ap pearance tally with that of Leon Ling, but as the body was nude ex cept for a silk undershirt and had been in tbe water for more than a j week, a «korough examination will be necessary. Corogier McDonald, who was the first to inspect the body, believes that it is Leon, as do a number o. policemen, but until measurements and facial characteristics are careful ly gone over the identification wu. remain in doubt. TWO ARE PARDONED. , '"' en in penitentiary as his case v ' a f to the supreme court ' ,rul a decision rendered a few weeks ago, since which tune he has been :n North Dakota Pardoning Board Frees Two From Pen. Bismarck, N. D., July l — (Special) -—The state pardon board held an ad journed regular meeting this after noon, and acted on the cases of A. E. Miller, Ward county, charged! with bribing an executive officer and Charley Bedner, of Pierce county, j sc nt up for assault with intent to do j great bodily harm. Bedner lias never j c ustody of the sheriff of Pierce coun ty. i An application for pardon staten I that the man Bedner shot was of ] had character and Bedner had always teen peaceable. The application igned by nearly the entire communi ty in which applicant lived. Mill«r who was convicted bribing t Mine; policeman, and had about -erv,<i his term when the pardon a me. 11 is case had b;-en postponed 'vt.rr. the regular meeting held a vcr.th ago. HUNTINGTON GENERAL MANAGER SUPERINTENDENT OF SOO LINE BECOMES ITS NEW GENERAL MANAGER. Road Officials Declare Lines Are En joying Unusual Prosperity.—Re funding Bond Issue of $2,500, 000 Authorized at Meet ing of Directors. Minneapolis, June 29.—George R. Huntington, general superintendent of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie railroad, lias been promoted tc the office of general manager, effec tive July 1. Mr. Huntington came to the Soo line eighteen years ago from the Milwaukee road. He began on the Soo as train dispatcher, and worked up to his present position. The appointment means that Ed mund Pennington, president and gen eral manager, will relinquish some of the duties connected with the opera tion of the road, to which, notwith standing his electron to the presiden cy to succeed Thomas Lowry and the latter increase of the work by the lease of the Wisconsin Central road, he has still given attention. No suc cessor to Mr. Huntington as general superintendent will be appointed for the present. Directors of the Soo line met today in the Minneapolis general offices to authorize an issue of $2,500,000 in 4 per cent refunding bonds. The pro ceeds will go to replace money ex pended for Duluth terminals, for con struction, for new equipment and gen eral expense incident to the opening of the line between Brooten and Du luth, which will be in full operatior in the not distant future. The new Duluth station, costing $100,000, will be erected on Sixth Avenue, between Superior and Mich igan Streets, in that city, and archi tecturally will be beautiful. The Soo will spend about $500,000 on Minneapolis terminals this year, and during the remainder of 1909 will continue work upon its plan to cross the river farther down than Camden place and enter its station on Fifth avenue North, along the west side. This involves additional trackage from Fourteenth avenue North to North town Junction, with elevation of the tracks for a distance of about 3,000 feet between Northtown Junction and the river. Mr. Pennington reports a reflection of the increasing activity in the north west in the larger volume of freight and passenger business being handled. The Soo line is doing 10 to 15 per cent more business than at this time a year ago. TO SURVEY THE MINNESOTA. War Department .Approves Shunk's Report. Major templated, as they had held a special meeting after yesterday's hearing, and Washing+on, June 30.—The survey of the Minnesota river is to be made. The engineer board of the war de partment decided that it had all data necessary on the subject, and early this morning notified Mr. Tawney that he need not file the statement he con has recommended to General Mar shall, chief of engineers, that Major Shunk's report be approved. Mr. Tawney then saw General Mar shall, who said he would accept the joint recommendation of Major Shunk and the engineer board. As soon as the report reaches General Marshall he will direct Major Shunk to proceed with the survey, which probably will be completed during the current sea son. The report will be submitted to con gress at the beginning of the long session of congress next winter, and a delegation then will make a fight to have the rivers and harbors committee provide funds to carry out the project, involving reservoir construction simi lar to that at the headwaters of the Mississippi. RETAIL COAL MEN CONVENE. Illinois and Wisconsin Dealers Meet In Chicago for Business and Fun. Chicago, June 30.— Several hundred r« tail coal dealers, members of the Illinois ar.d Wisconsin association, gathered this morning in the Sher man house and with the song of "Coal, Coal, Coal!" opened their fourteenth annual convention. President H. A. Robinson, of I'c oria, was in the chair, and after Walter S. Bogle had wel comed the association to Chicago, he •telivered his annual address. This afternoon there were papers by Carl Sholz, of the Coal Valley Mining Company, E. L. Ewing, of Pe oria, and \V. L. Abbot and Homer I». Jones, of Chicago. Tomorrow the association will take possession of the steamer Theodore Roosevelt and will sail away to Michigan City. All the way over and back the coal men v.iil discuss trade topics and com plete their routine business. PREPARING PROSfCUilSN PROBABLY THREE ATTORNEYS WILL REPRESENT COUNTY IN LEDBETER CASE. REIATIVES ENGAGE ATTORNEYS Children See Accused Woman In Jail. —Four Prisoners Arraigned Be fore Judge Comstock In Pres ence of Great Crowd. Mankato, Minn., July 1.—The four [ prisoners accused of . the murder of ! 11. J. Ledbeter were arraigned before ! Judge Comstock. It was the intention ; of the authorities to keep the fact a ! secret, but the courtroom was packed | by a great mob and the officials had trouble in keeping order. Mr. and | Mrs. Schwandt and Mrs. Ledbeter j were represented by three attorneys, | G. B. Wilson, A. R. Pfau, Jr., and C. J. Laurisch. Smith, the fourth mem ber of the accused party, had no at torney. Just before the warrant charging murder was read attorneys for Schwandt, his wife and Mrs. Led beter announced that their clients would waive the reading. Smith, hav ing no attorney, and as the four were jointly charged with the crime in one warrant, Judge Comstock ordered all to stand up and listen to the reading. The two women and Schwandt de manded a hearing and it was set for July 14 at 9 a. m. Smith asked permission to secure legal counsel and his hearing Avas therefore set for July 16. All four of the defendants appeared in court with no outward sign of concern. Mrs. Ledbeter has been ill since her con finement in jail, but bore up well and returned unassisted to jail with the rest of the party. More Legal Assistance. The county board held a special ses sion to consider the matter of secur ing assistance for the county attorney in the prosecution of the parties ac cused of the murder of H. J. Ledbeter and also considered re-imbursing P. A. Ledebter for the expense he has been to in sea hing for his brother's body. Relatives of the murdered man are planning to retain one attorney to assist the prosecution, but it is felt that the county should also provide other assistance, as the case has de veloped so many baffling features that it will take the work of several men to unravel it and present it properly to the jury. Three of the ablest law yers in the city have been retained by three of the defendants, and another will be secured by Smith. Mrs. Ledbeter's two little girls made the first call on their mother in jail yesterday, on returning from their father's funeral. The kind hearted jailor permitted the interview to oc cur in the office rather than let the children see their mother behind the bars so soon after seeing their father buried. There was no scene. The procession that followed Led beter's body to the grave at Medo was over a mile long and the town hall, where the services were held, was crowded. The whole county turned out anc many floral offerings were made. In tense sorrow and indignation were ex pressed over the murder of one who grew to manhood among them. A de tective arrived from the Twin Cities and was accompanied by Chief of Police Pind to the Ledbeter farm house and several hours were spent on the case. B!G TUNNEL CONTRACT LET. Karriman to Have Bore Between Willamette ar.d Columbia Rivers. Portland, Ore., July 1.—A contract has been let by the Harriman inter ests in this city for the boring of a tunnel through the peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia rivers at a point just north of here. The tunnel will be 5,425 feet long and will cost about 51,000,000. The work must be completed within a year. Weapons Thrown Into Lake. Chicago, July 1.—Five hundred and eighty-one deadly weapons which the police have confiscated in the last six months were cast into the lake today. The city tug took the police depart ment custodian beyond the three mile limit and he dropped overboard the revolvers, dirks, slung shots, knives and other deadly weapons in thirty feet of water. This disposition of the weapons is prescribed by the city code. Carrie Nation In Train Wreck. De s Moines, Iowa, July 1.—After missing the regular train for West I'nion, where she was to speak, and hiring a special at Cedar Rapids, Car rie Nation's journey suddenly ended ii> a wreck near Independence. ORVIlLt MAKES SHORT EUGH! AFTER THREE ATTEMPTS TC MAKE AEROPLANE FLY, IS SUCCESSFUL. ßothers "Say Flying Machine Is Ljke a Horse, You Have to Learn Its Peculiarities First. Washington, June 30.—After mak ing three unsuccessful efforts to get his new aeroplane into the air yester day Orville Wright made a short flight, encircling the Fort Mycr aero drome. Lack of power, due to a loose spark control, was finally determined upon by the two Wrights as the cause for the refusal of the machine to fly for more than K>0 feet beyond the end of the starting rail. Their persistency in trying, time after time, to make the machine behave properly, won the ap proval of the large crowd that hud gathered in anticipation of a flight. The difficulties which attended un der ideal weather conditions the first trials of the flying machine, which is a new one, constructed to replace the one smashed by the accident at Fort Myer last September, is a vindication of the Wrights in their refusal to make a flight Monday in an adverse wind. "A flying machine is like a horse," was the way Wilbur put it afterwards. "If it's new, you have to get. used to it before it will go just as you want it to. You have to learn its peculiarities. I am glad we learned what the matter is, and after a few more irials you will see some fun." MEAT INSPECTION EFFIC'ENT. Special Committee Gives Clean Bi J of Health. New York, June 29.—The meat in spection service of the United States is to be given a clean bill of health by a special committee appointed by Sec retary of Agriculture Wilson, to inves tigate the charges of Inspector J. F Harms that filthy conditions existed at the national stock yards of East St. Louis, according to a Washington special. Mr. Wilson will announce the find ings of the committee within a day or two. The statement will show: That in the neighborhood of sixty persons were examined. That the evidence secured fails tc substantiate any point of Harm's alle gâtions. That the stock yards are in excel lent condition and that meat which has been labeled "inspected and pass ! ed" was food fit for human consump 1 tion within the meaning of the laws. ! That Harms never made any report about the alleged violations of the ! law and the passing of unfit meat and its products, although he had been in I the service eighteen months, until he j published his "open" letter to Secre I tary Wilson, and that finally this let i ter was prepared in conjunction with ! a newspaper man. To Arrest Trade Injury. The statement that the department of agriculture will make is expected tc arrest injury to the foreign meat trade of the country, which such alle gâtions as Harms' were calculated tr produce. Accompanying it will be the assertion, couched in as strong lan guage as it is possible to write, that the inspection service generally is ef j ficient; that 780 establishments en i gaged in interstate commerce, which are under the jurisdiction of the ag ricultural department, are obeying tin law, and finally that meat shipped b> such establishments and labeled by the government nspectors is fit tc eat. In a word, the department will make a sweeping vindication of its meat inspection branch. MORGAN GOING TO ALASKA. Financier May Meet Taft in North Should President Make Trip. Now York, June 29.—J. Pierponi Morgan will visit Alaska this summer to make an inspection of the proper ties there in which he is interested, especially the new Copper River rail road, in which he and the Guggen heims have invested $30,000,000. It is probable Morgan will meet President Taft there, in the event that congress furnishes the president with the re quired $25,000 traveling expenses. Morgan will travel to San Francisco in a special train and carry hi3 own cooks. At San Francisco he will take part in the laying of the cornerstone of the new Episcopal cathedral on the summit of Knob Hill, to the building of which he was a liberal subscriber. Flood Causes Panic. St. Joseph, Mo., June 30.—The Mis-, souri river has risen three inches with in the last twenty-four hours and i9 two feet above the danger line. Dam age to crops is increasing and farmers in the bottoms are in a panic. Num bers of buildings have been seen float ing dovi stream.