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O. A. DAHL, Publisher. EKALAKA, MONTANA OOOO-O-OO-OOOOOO o o occooo ooooo Washington» Congressional. Politi cal and Other Events Briefly Told ©oooooococ 00-0000 o-oooocoooo Foreign. At Alexandria, Egypt, the customs, tobacco stores containing tobaccos to the value of nearly $5,000,000 was gutted by fire. Firemen, assisted by 200 sailors from the German cruiser Freya. succeeded in saving the great er part of the tobacco. The loss is estimated at $l,o00,000. Sir George Henry Lewis, the most famous solicitor of the present genera tion, who has been engaged in all the greatest legal cases in the last half centry, retired from practice with the new year. Sir George Lewis knows more of the social life of Great Britain than any other man. and had been called the Geeper of English Society's Skeletons. Estrada's pledge for the disarma ment of Nicaragua does not disarm the world of the suspicion that he means to be its president. A telephone message from Kabul:» Mliro states that the American expe dition camped on Monday night at Katwe, eight miles beyond Kabula Mliro. Colonel Roosevelt and the others of the party are Well. The hunters have covered fifty-four miles since leaving Kampla Unganda De cember 23. The immediate objective point is Ivisingo, fifteen miles from Katwe. The Chinese government formally complained to Japan against the viola tion of the Manchurinn telegraph con vention of 1908. The complaint con sisted of two counts, which purported to show that the Japanese were guilty of extending telegraph and tel egraph lines and traffic in Manchuria. The special committee of Copenha gen university which investigated Dr. Frederick A. Cook's polar records is now considering whether or not it will publish a second report, giving further details of its work. If the committee should decide to do so, it will issue the report about the middle of Representative Hinshaw of Nebras ka announced that unless the state department brings about a speedy ad justment of the case of James A. Cook, the American conductor, who is imprisoned at Guadalajara. Mexico, he will bring the whole matter to the at tention of congress. The old war museum in Danville, II!.. where President Lincoln had his olfice when he was riding the circuit as an attorney, burned. The museum •.'ontained many valuable relics. Announcement was made at Yale of an offer made by Mrs. Kussel Sage to the university of a gift of $<»50,00», to be used for the purpose of meeting the entire cost of securing the thirty acre park at the head of Hill House n venue. Simeon Hudson, a convict, stole a pint of wood alcohol in the Nebraska prison broom factory, drank it. and is now suffering lrom paralyzed optic nerves. He is totally blind and the condition may be permanent. The next regular meeting of the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy for the exemination of candidates for registration and general business will be held at Redfield January 19. Consul Olivares was appointed to take charge of consulate at Managua. Champ Clark says that high prices of produce are here to stay. Scores of Nrw York shirt waist strikers played the part of newsies recently. Garbed in their best, the girls invaded the residence and busi ness districts, selling copies of a newspaper printed under their editor ship, and setting forth their side of the strike. Eight miners were killed and the lives of hundreds imperiled by an ex plosion of gas at Herrin, 111. Total public benefactions in the United States during the last twelve months was $141,250 ,000, an amount just $40,000,000 greater than any previous year in the history of the country. President Madriz has been notifiée* that lie will be held accountable for the safety of Americans in Nicaragua. The total internal revenue receipts for November were $24,310,717; for the first five months of the fiscal year, $113,358,102, and for the correspond ing period of 1908, $l(L,„o4,C82. Senators Burkett and Brown may split on the selection of a new district attorney for Nebraska. Death has thinned the ranks of dis tinguished figures in the world of sport to an unusual extent in the year now near its close. The board of governors of the Ex plorers' club voted to expel Dr. Cook for alleged deception. "If direct primary laws are safe and can be operated wisely, then their scope can be extended," said Leslie AI. Shaw, ex-secretary of the treas ury, in an address to the Indiana Teachers' association in Indianapolis. George Hanlcy. a farmer living two miles east of Colfax. Ia.. drove his wife from home at 2 o'clock in the morning and with the thermometer at least 12 degrees below zero, she was compelled to walk in her gown and without shoes to a neighbor's resi dence, half a mile away. She was badly frozen. The centenary of the birth of Wil liam Edward Gladstone was comme morated not only in the land of his birth, but in countries like Greece, the Balkans and Armenia. Senator Lorfmer fears he is bein^ ignored in the matter of patronage in Illinois. President Taft is trying to find a way to make future payments in the Panama canal work and reimburse the treasury for amounts expended from the working balance for canal dig ging. To do this the president wants to devise a way to issue the Panama canal bonds authorized in the Payne tariff law. Zelaya is on his way to Mexico City, where his stay is indefinite. He is in no sense a prisoner. In an interview tie said Secretary Knox had been un iuly harsh. Gambling in futures is to form the subject of a conference soon to be held at the white house. President Taft proposes to arrive at a means, if possible, of preventing an unnecessary amount of stock market trading in fu ture deliveries of wheat, corn, cotton i.nd other products. Reports from the east say Air. Wil ,'ard has been offered the presidency of the B. & O. railroad. P. L. Gue, who lives near Tecum seh, Neb., lias a photograph, recently taken, of a grist mill erected near Perryopolis, Fayette county, Pa., in 1770, by George Washington. The mill is in daily operation at this time. New York striking shirtwaist mak ers voted to refuse the settlement offered by the manufacturers and de clared their intention to continue the strike until all of their demands are granted. The Atlantic coast, all the way from Boston to New York, v.ai swept by the worst storm for many years. Senator Norris Brown has filed in the supreme court at Washington a brief in a Nebraska railroad case. Postmaster General Hitchcock has set about to reduce the deficit in his department. The president is concerned lest the Standard Oil decision, if affirmed, has a bad effect on the business world. The insurgent victory in Nicaragua is declared at Bluefields to have been overwhelming. At Topeka, Kan., Judge John C. Pollock in the United Slates district court declared the Kansas bank guar anty law to be invalid. While driving home in a covered wagon loaded with Christmas gifts for their nine children, William Payne and his wife, Mary, of Hamilton, Ohio, were killed by a traction car. The health of Air. Bryan is reported better and he has gone oa to Cuba for recreation. Washington. President Taft discussed with mem bers of his cabinet the final details of the special message he will send to congress dealing with proposed amend ments to the interstate commerce and Sherman anti-trust laws. Air. Taft be san work on the important document Thursday. Prospects for remedial legislation at this session of congress are not entirely promising. The state department is becoming impatient at the manner in which the Mexican government is delaying ac tion in the case of James A. Cook, an \merican citizen, who was arrested, charged with complicity in the rob bing of trains. Executive ciemency has been exer cised in the case of Thomas West moreland now undergoing life impri sonment following his conviction in the circuit court, eastern district of Texas, for murder committed in the Indian territory in June 1893. Representative Maguire of Nebras ka announced that lie has selected George T. Liddell of Tecumseh as principal to take the examination for entrance to West Point, and Thomas J. Doyle of Lincoln to take the exami nation for Annapolis. The magnitude of the sewer systems of the largest cities is set forth in a bulletin just issued by the census bureau. Aggregating the seyers in the 157 largest cities of the United States, their combined length would be sufficient to girdle the earth at the equator; or if laid on the bottom of the Atlantic would provide Beven sub ways from New York to London. DiE.IN MANITOBA many are dead or missing because OF recent severe blizzard. BLIZZARD SWEPT EAST Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Part of Mississippi Covered With Snow—Cold Record Broken In Missouri. Winnipeg, Man.. Jan. G.—The bliz zard of the last few days claimed many victims, particularly along the So»» lim-. Among those dead or miss 'ng i'"r several days are: Sherift Whitehead, Weyburn. •J".«. Clark, Lang. .»Idm Hillborn, a homesteader, south •'f Keleati. I.awrence Tremble. Estevan. Andrew Coleman, employed in Dar win wood camp. Clem Iiradiey, employed in Darwin wood camp. Little 1-oy found frozen to death it i haystack south of Yellow Grass be side Iiis two sisters, who were living and whom he kept warm and saved. Richmond. Va.. Jan. ti.—A sleet, storm is causing havoc here. The streets, trees and buildings are shroud. 1 d in ice. The public schools are eiosed, dozens of persons have fallen "id several have suffered broken !imbs. The stores refuse to deliver goods. Many telephone and telegraph wires are down and trolley wires br» »ken. Kansas City. Jan. G.—Eighteen de grees below zero was recorded unoffi cially in Kansas today, the lowest temperature in this part of the south west in twelve years. Intense cold covered Missouri and reached into 1 iklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 6.—It was- i:, degrees below zero here at 7 o'clock this morning, the coldest of the winter. Much suffering of live stock is re ported. This is the coldest rince IS'.iO. MORE SCHOOL LANDS. Eill Introduced Providing for Standing Rock Agency. Washington. Jan. t;.—< >,ne hundred sixty thousand acres of land in the Cheyenne and Standing Rock Indian reservation in North and South Dakota representing school section- 1C and 36 are turned over to the above named commonwealths by the Gamble bill which was favorably reported from the senate committee oi Indian affairs to day. The bi'.l also carries an appropriation if $41ô.ii00 to pay the Indians for the 1;:nil at the rate of $2.50 per acre. An effort was made to reduce the price to $l.J5 but this nil t with vigorous op position at t'.ie interior department which maintains that the land is worth anywhere- from $5 to $lo per acre. $70.000 is aked to complete the Indian allot Patients Removed in Hurry. Ilielunond, Va.. Jan. 6.—Forty pa tients, t'-rror str'ck' n, were hurriedly roni' V'-d from the Virginia hospital through sie. t und rain at 4 this morn ing while a lire rag» next door in the university c »liege of medicine. The coll» g» building, a three story brick structure, was completely wrecked, causing $200.000 loss. Through strenu ous work on the part of tli lire depart ment which had to contend with ice coated lire plugs and slippery streets, ♦he hospital was sav "d. North Dakota Postmasters. Washington, Jan. <!.—The s»-nat" to day confirmed the following North I »a k»ta postmasters: H. T. Nelson, at Court» nay: Lyman ltrandt. Park Hiver: C. < \ Hutchinson, La M ou re. and W. II. Husch, (lakes. Washington, Jan. G.—The* following postmasters were appointed yesterday: N. C. Lawn nee, Dickinson: C. C. Jan kes.. Lansforil: J. II. Dooley, Leeds; H. II. Hobert.. Tower City: C. AI. Condi'-, We.'-tliope; and K. T. Ilalaas, Carring ton. Strike Mediation Fails. Wahsingti.il, Jan. 6.—Kfforts to ob tain an adjustment of the strike of tin; switchmen on the railroad of tl; ■ northwest have been abandoned. Chairman Knapp of the interstate commerce commission and Commis sioner of Labor Neill, mediators under the- Rrdman ae-t, had a linal conference today with H. B. Perham. It has »let» rmine »I that nothing further could be done to affee-t a settlement. Estrada's Pay Roll. New Orleans, Jan. G.—General Ks trada. ti"- leader of revolution in Nic aragua lias adopted what is termed the "l, veI rate" of payment of his .-oldiers. According to advices re ceived by the acting consul of the in ■ urg nt government. a full fleered general receives no more nay than a privât»'. Twenty cents in gold, a day, it is stated, is the individual stipend. ""gardh ss of rank. Killed in Explosion. Jamestown. N. Y., Jan. G.—The ev plosion of a gas oven in the Dalil strom .Metal Door Co.'s plant to day killed three men. A large sec tion <>f the- plant was wrecked. Handkerchief Causes Death. La Porte, Ind., Jan. 6.—Alderman Ohulip (»ied here today, death being caused by search in a handkerchief which affected a sore on his nose. TAFT WORKING OVERTIME special message causes him some little grief The Anti-Trust Message Is Ready But the Interstate Commerce Recom mendations Are Not \\ ashington, Jan. 4. —Another e'hange in President Taft's programme of spe cial messages to congress was an nounced at the White House today. It was stated that the message on inter state commerce law would probably not go tei congress until Alonday or Tuesda y. The anti-trust message is still scheduled for Thursday . < 'n Friday. President Taft will senel to the' senate a brief message trans mitting all of the papers and the re port of the attorney general concern ing the* Glavis charges against Secre tary Hallinger. These' papers were called for by a senate resolution. The president liael intended yesterday af ternoon to send his special mes sage on interstate commerce law changes to congress on Friday. It was sai»l today that he desired to consult fur ther with members of the interstate commerce committee of the senate and house. In a. special message I will s-.'lld to co of $;!(>,000 to irrigation pro; it was stat ident Taft îgress next week a loan complete the existing ■etc will be suggested, el today that verbal changes agreed to in a conference with a number of railroad presidents yes terday would require the reprinting of both ajessage." and the Wickcsham bill, enmbodying the president's views His bill is to be placed at the disposal of the congressional e-ommittees, if they desire it. The special mes.- ago oil conservation of natural resources which the president had hoped to get ready by Monday next has been p<»st poneel until the latter part of next veek. NO PEACE FOR NICARAGUA. Neither Side Is Meking Any Effort to End the War. Washington. Jan. 4.—Apparently neither President Aladriz nor General Estrada are making any effort in tlm interest of peace in Nicaragua. A telegram from United States Consul Cladera received this morning says that military activity continues at ■Managua. 1'noHieial advices Indicate that Ks trada is putting his army in readiness for an early move on the capital and that Alaelriz is hastening an army eastward to mo-t KstradaV. advancing forces. A conflict therefore may be expect ed before Estrada's army has reach ed the neighborhood of Managua. Details as to strength and prepared ness of either army are unknown, and what will be the issue of the con llie't can only be guessed. To Examine Cook's Record. Washington, Jan. 4.—Dr. I-'redi rick A. Cook 's polar »lata is on its way to "Washington te» be examined by the National Gc'Ograiihic socie-ty, aeconl i11 g to information sent to Prof. J. H. Gore. The papers wi re started from Copenhagen on Dee. 21, which wouhl get them to Washington about the end of the present week. Professor Gore. Hear Admiral Pills bury and Dr. W. M. Hayes of the geographical survey will examine the papers and make a report early this month. McCumber's Prohibition Bill. Washington, Jan. 4.— According to Senat .r Ale-Cumber it will not be long before the senate will pass his bill to prevent the- sale <»f intoxicating li»|tiors in buildings, ships, navy yards ami parks and other premises owned or us»-»] by the'* Cnited States govern ment. The bill already has receiveel favorable action at the hands of the senate e-ommitte»' on education ami labor, and ni now on the calendar awaiting the- ae-tion of the uj per house. A violation of the- proposed statute Will mean punishme nt by a tine of not less than $100 nor more than $.">00. paralyzed, damage. Heavy Blizzard Raging. Washington, Jan. 4.—Another big blizzard is raging over tin- miildle west and it promises to be worse than the; steirm of a few days ago. Reports from Lincoln, Neb., Kansas City, AIo. Omaha and either centers bring news» delayed traffic, street ear service suffering and property Cuts Affinity's Throat. Nashville , Tenn., Jan. 4. —Lizzie Crenshaw, aged 28 years today cut the throat <»f John AI. Jennings, a book keeper, age»] with whom she lived. Late r she hanged herself in a cell at the police- station, using her apron strings as a rope and was dead when discovered. Jennings has a chance recover. to Four Workmen Killed. Aberdeen, S. 1).. Jan. 4.—Tliive Bul garian workmen were killed and five injured in a head ..rid collision on the AlilwauKee road between Gretna and Roscoe when a work train en gaged in clearing the track of snow and an extra freight train crashed to gether. Killed by a Dare. Cincinnati, Jan. 4.— Dared by a companion to shoot himself, Morton L. Rodgers, 17 years old, raised a rifle find shot himself through the brain, dying instantly. AT LAST. 0 Mme. X., the fencing master's wife, finds some pins long enough for lier bat. BOY TORTURED BY ECZEMA "When my boy was six years old, ha suffered terribly with eczema. He could neither sit still nor lie rpiietly in bed, for the itching was dreadful. IIo would irritate spots by scratching with his nails and that only made them worse. A doctor treated him and we tried almost everything, but the eczama seemed to spread. It started in a small place on the lower extremities and spread for two years until it very nearly covered the back part of his leg to the knee. "Finally I got Cuticura Soap. Cuti cura Ointment and Cuticura Pills and gave them according to directions. I used them in the morning and that evening, before I put my boy to bed, I used them again and the improve ment even in those few hours was sur prising, the inflammation seemed to be so much less. I used two boxes of Cuticura Ointment, the same of the Pills and the Soap and my boy was cured. My son is now in his sev enteenth year and he has never had a return of the eczema. "I took care of a friend's child that had eczema on its face and limbs and I used the Cuticura Soap and Ointment. They acted on the child just as they did on my son and it has never re turned. I would recommend the Cuti cura Remedies to anyone. Mrs. A. J. Cochran, 1S23 Columbia Ave., Phila delphia, Pa., Oct. 20, 1&09." His Littie Mistake. They stood beneath the' stars, silent as the heart-beats of the night, look ing into the diamond-studded shirt front of the sky. "Is that Mars?" he whispered, as he slipped his arm round her taper waist, and gazed upon a glittering orb in the distant blue. "No, it isn't," she exclaimed, jerking away; it's mine; and if you think you are hugging mother, I can tell you that you are very much mis I taken." The matter was amicably adjusted before anything serious resulted.—Ex change. Charity by Proxy. There is an Oregon statesman who Is very prudent with his money. He rarely spends anything if he can get some otie else to do the spending for him. One morning he was walking down the street with a friend and they met a beggar who had a tale of woe that was amazing. The states man listened and asked some ques tions. Then he turned to his friend and said: "John, this man's story affects me greatly. Give him a quar ter."—Life. CoaTs of Fire. One Christmas evening a Sunday school pupil appeared at church, only to he surrounded immediately by a number of deriding playmates. "She's wearing her sister's coat!" cried one. "And she's got her brother's gloves r.n!" cried another. "Yes," was the retort that turned the tide of ridicule, "and I came with my mother's blessing."—Judge. Mrs. Wlnalow's Soothing Syrnp. For »-htlilren teething, sofu-ns the kiipiu, rexlures In flami-iatlon, alouj -B pain, cure» wtud culte:. 250 u but Ue. The best of plans fall out, and the best of friends get married. Constipation causes many serious diseases. It Is tlioroi'L'hly cured by iHictnr I'icrce's IMeasant Pellets. Une a laxative, three tor cathartic. When you can't tell the truah, don't tell anything. 75 "Guar** 1 Wb\GiVf'S2SPEARMIHT