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O. A. DAHL, Publisher. EKALAKA, MONTANA C0HDEKSATI81S1 S Î * NEWS AND NOTES HERE $ S AMD THERE. j 1 perscîmlINDI POLITICAL I § Sj J. Other Matters of Interest Con %• densed From the Mora S jî important Telegrams. Washington. The population of Detroit, Mich., is an increase o. 1SO.0C2. or t!3 per rent, as compared with 285,704 in 2 WO. Found ' guilty of leaving Iiis post ot «lut j" I m d'ore being relieved and of .sleeping on watch. Lieutenant Graf Tim A. Heal. U. S. N., was reduced tliirty-cne numbers and publicly repri manded by the secretary of state. The population of Des Moines, la., is 8t;.::f;S. compared with til.1">9 in l!'00. The population of Davenport, la., is 4:1,028. an increase of 7.774 or 22.1 per cent, as compared with 25,254 in l!KM). The population of .Milwau kee, Wis., is ;!7.'!,S"7. an increase ot >■8.542. or ."1 per cent, as compared with 2S5,.'il5 in 1 WtM«. Application for a writ of mandamus to compel Secretary of State Knox to submit state department records lon < erning the case of Dr. James E. Buckley of Chicago, who says he was refused help from the American em bassy at Mexico City when he was threatened with imprisonment, was tiled here in the district court. Gifts of wine to warships of the American navy is not to be taboed, despite tiie protests of the women's Christian temperance union, which re cently protested to the navy against the presentation of 10o cases of Cali fornia wine to the cruiser, California, ni an association of California wine men. Acting Secretary Winthrop sent a telegram to the San Francisco branch of the women's Christian tem perance union stating that he had been unable to find a regulation re referred to by it as having been is sued by Former Secretary of the Navy .lohn D. Long forbidding the use of v iiu on warships Foreign. lit ports are in circulation in the European press, emanating from Vienna, of a «conference of the powers to d< termini the status of Crete. The Norddeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung in a semi-official declaration expresses doubt of convocation of such a con ference and holds that Turkey alone, as the owner of the island, could originate a proposal for such a con ference which she has slight interest '«> do. Thousands of people in Paris for sook its bed and remained in the streets to watch the conclusion of the great aviation race, which was won ' y (je lilanc in a Bleriot monoplane. \uburn. also in a Bleriot. took second prize, finishing a short twenty rriienf.es behind the winner, although his total time in completing the course was somewhat longer. Lisbon (Portugal) newspapers print alarm-tig reports of an alleged plot of tin cleric;.1 party for the overthrow oi the Portuguese government and the establishment of a military dic tatorship. The Seclo says the cleri cal party's strong and growing dis satisfaction wit h the liberal policy of the government has culminated in the organization of a revolution to overthrow the administration, seize its members and set up a military dic tatorship, the first object of which will be to stamp out the republicans. General. Loosev It will not take part in the campaign in New York. William .1. Bryan will support G. M. Hitchcock of Omaha for election to •.he senate. Mayor Gaynor, New York, shot hv a would-be assassin, is now consider ed out of danger. Speaker Cannon refuses to be dumped, and says he will continue as n candidate for speaker. Nicholas l/»ngworth c:nue out plain ly and strongly in opposition to the re-election oi Cannon as Speaker. The population of Syracuse, N. Y. is 137,249. an increase of 28,875, or 2G.6 per cent, as compared with 108, 374 in 1900. Burlington sells bonds for the Colo rado and Southern and will complete Line between Denver and Cheyenne with the proceeds. "Captain" Jack Castle, a i aeronaat of Louisville, Ky., died in a hospital at Bvansville, Ind., from injuries re ceived at Mt. Vernon, ill., when his balloon exploded at a height of 20u feet and he fell to the ground in front of an amphi-theater Cholera in Italy is greatly on the increase. The cholera situation in southern taly is becoming alarming. Alarming reports of a plot to over throw the Portuguese government are printed in Lisbon. The Estrada government in Nica ragua is tottering to a fall. Ex-President Koesevelt is now on 'lis 5,000 mile journey, lie will be in )maha September 2. Many li\es were lost and much property destroyed in the forest lires >f Idaho and Montana. Great Britain's new battleship, the Lion, is to be the biggest and fastest raval fighter in the world. Washington officials are convinced that incendiaries are responsible for the northwest forest fires. Fire in the warehouse district of Jersey City. New York, caused dam age estimated at $1.000,000. Fire in the warehouse district of Jersey City, New York, caused dam age estimated at $1,000,Odd. Colonel Roosevelt is expected to give voice to some burning thoughts on his trip through the west. Should the democrats control the next house they will have a taste of insurgency in their own ranks. The speech of Speaker Cannon at Cissta Park. 111., contained little of his oldtiuie vigorous statements. Eight Americans, names unknown, were arrested on the Isla of Pines on the charge of homicide and arson. According to a statement F. Augus tus Ifeinze, the copper man, and Miss Bernice Henderson, an actress, will he married in New York this week. Moissant. tin 3 American aviator, made a daring flight across the Eng lish channel, carrying a passenger. David Rankin, jr., who recently gave away his fortune estimated at more than $3.ou0.0o0 died at Atlantic City. Colonel Joseph B. Hughes, former head of the Continental Tobacco Co., was declared insane by a sheriff's in ry. The population of Canada on March 31, last, was 7,489.781, according to the estimate of the census depart ment. The democratic primary vote for governor in Nebraska is so close that the official count will be required to determine. Oil hi.s own admission. Governor Campbell will not stand by the plat form demands oi the Galveston dem ocratic state convention. The independent democratic state committee of Tennessee has called a convention of the party to be held in Nashville on September 14. The postmaster general has accept ed the proposal of Mrs. Lina F. Saw yer to lease present quarters ot sta ; ion C of Lincoln postoffice for ten vears. The governmental naval bill to be laid before the Reichstag this autumn will ask for an appropriation to build three battleships and one battleship cruiser. Four hundred Punjabis and Hindus have sailed from Calcutta for San Francisco, according to advices which leached the department of commerce and labor. Deputy Sheriff Fred Hciseke ot Granite City, III., shot and killed Samuel Morgan, a man whom he had arrested by mistake in an attempt to quell ,-i disturbance. The population of Pittsburg, Pa., is 533,905, an increase of s2.39.:, or IS.2 per c(-nt, as compared with the com bined population ol Pittsburg and Al legiienj* of -151,512 in 19<>o. Tiie coal lands in North and South Dakota, amounting to about a million acres, which were recently with drawn from the public domain by President Taft, have been opened to homestead setlleni"nt. One of the principal reasons for the slump in the sale of automobiles in the rural districts is that the lärm et s begin to reali/.e that the upkeep of machines is many times more than what was represented by salesmen and dealers, and only recently rubber tires have advanced 20 per cent, and the promise ol' still another advance, in fact, there is no limit scarcely ex cept a prohibitive one to what tires can be advanced under the Rubber Trust. One agent says, "I venture to <ay we will not again sell to the farm ers to any extent until prices of ma chines and supplies, in t ht; manner of upkeep, tires, etc., are greatly re duced." All the indictments returned last year against Jafet. Lindberg, the Alaska and California mining mil lionaire in connection with an alleged false affidavit made by one of his miners, have been dismissed. For nearly three hours President Taft and Vice President Sherman talked over the defeat of Col. Theo dore Roosevelt by the New York state republican committee and the selection of Mr. Sherman as tem porary chairman of the Saratoga con vention. Personal. The mayor of El Paso, Tex., was killed by a falling wall during a fire. The slayer of a wealthy California ranch woman was captured and made a full confession. WRECKS SLEEPER EIGHT PEOPLE KILLED WHEN ENGINE CRASHES THROUGH PULLMAN. N. D. WOMAN IS VICTIM Body P .irtially Identified as Miss Swinger, a Nurse of Belfield r N. P.—Rear End Collision at Detroit, Mich. Flint. Midi., Au sr. 25.—In a rear end collision between passenger trains Nos. 1 ami !4. both eastbound on the Grand Trunk railway, two miles east of Durand, late last night eight per sons were known to have been killed. Three were probably fatally injured and live were seriously hurt. It was reported early today that four pas sengers were missing. Train No. t4 stopped to repair a de fective brake, when No, I crashed into the sleeper on the standing train. The engine of No. -t plowed half way through the sleeper, crushing to death some of the sleeping- passengers. Tiie wreckage of tlu sleeper caught fire and other passengers were burn ed or scalded. It is said there were eighteen passengers on the ill-fated ear. Detroit, Mich., Aug. 25.—The Detroit Journal estimates the number of dead in last night's wreck on the Grand Trunk railroad near Durand as twelve and gives as the list of dead: MRS. DAVIS. 22t» Stanley street. .Montreal. MRS. LUCY E. G IT PIN, 64.". Forty fifth street, Chicago. Three unidentified women, a small chihl and an unidentified man. Five bodies are believed to still be in the wreck. Only one body has been positively identified, that of Mrs. Alma Wood ward of Montreal, an invalid who was traveling with a nurse and her son. Clifton A. Davis. One of the other bodies has been par tially identified a- that of a nurse. Miss Swinger of Belfield, N. 1). Dr. Fuir of Durand, the surgeon of the railroad company asserts that the charred bones so far recovered should represent about six persons. EIGHTY-SIX PERISH. Record of Fire Casualties—New Fires Now Started. Spokane, Wash.. Aug. 25. —The fact that eighty-six men of the forest serv ice have perished has been deliniteb establbhed by reports to the supervisor at Wallace, Idaho. Seattle. Wash., Aug. 25. -A forest lire which broke out last night in Cedar river valley, twenty-five miles east of Seattle has increased in fury and is entirely beyond control I). I'. Simons. Jr.. chief warden of the Washington forest fires association said today that his men were powerless and that he would call upon the governor to order out the militia. Missoula, Mont.. Aug. 2.". -Karly re ports from the lire districts today wer»- hopeful. At the forestry office ps.-tiranee was given that it was safe for the refugees to return t,, their homes along th> Coeur d'Alêne line of the Northern Pacific and on the Puget Sound rail way. Washington. D. f\. Aug. 25. —Two companies of troops which were re quest« d b} Superintendent Morgan of the Flathead Indian reservation for lire fighting duty will not be required owing to the fall of snow last night, according to a telegram re eived today at the Indian but' iu. It i.- assumed that the fires in that section are un control. WILL FIGHT CROOKS. Col. Roosevelt For Square Deal Even in His Own Party. üuffalo, N. V.. Aug. 25. -Tht odore Roo seveli, pledged himself to the men of üuffalo today to help them ami all sincere citizens t«_> tight crookedness wherever it was found. I will help you just as 1 «lid in the past," bo said, speaking to the Elliott club, whose gue. t he was at breakfast. Hp made a idea for the punishment of crooked and grafting public officials anil the election of honest ones in their places us the only process of gradually but permanently raising the morals of political and business lif<- and said he thought it his duty to hunt out crooks and especially the crooks in his own party. "I believe in party government," In said, "but the moment tin- «piestion of honesty is involved I recognize no party distinctions, or if I do it is that T take it that it is a little morn my business o put the grafter and crook out of public life if he belongs to my party than if to another. "This attitu«ie demands that one's attention be fixed not on financial or social status, but on conduct." Think Mar Waj Murdered. Grand Forks, N. I)., Aug. 25.—Ru dolph Holmes of Manvel, N. D., was the name of the man whose mangled body was found near Emerado the first of the week, and it is now be lieved that he was murdered. The body was disinterred at Lari more tnls morning and was fully iden tified by Holmes' father-in -law, who came from Manvel for that purpose. OPENS HIS TOUR AT UTICA FIRS» TALK BY COL. ROOSEVELT IS TO FARMERS. Bristles With Sound Advice and la • Characteristic Speech on Rural Life. ITtlea, N. Y., Aug. 24.—Colonel Roosevelt today was the guest of his brother-in-law, Douglas Robinson at the hitter's country estate near Jor danville. Mrs. Roosevelt and their son, Quentin, accompanied the colonel to •Jordan ville. Pollties formed a fruitful subject of conversation between Colonel Roosevelt and his brother-in-law. The ex president is deeply interested in «>!> tabling the rt nomination f«>r State Senator F. M. Davenport, a republican leader of O.neiila county. Vice I'resi tlent Sherman and his friends have been dominant in politic; here and ac tive warfare is locked for as imminent between the Roosevelt and Sherman followers. During the morning Ctdonel Roose velt inspected the farming operations of the Robinson estate. Late this eve ning he will come to I'tica by automo bile to resume his journey westward. Roosevelt's tir; t address was deliv ered yesterday afternoon to 10.000 cit izens ol this section of New York. ALL RANGES ARE SAFE. Snow Storm and Rain Is Partially Quenching Fires. Wallace, Idaho, Aug, 21.—All of the men on the list of the government for esters employed in Idaho have reported to the supervisor, or are known to be safe. Spokane. Wash., Aug. 24.—Fifty-four persons and no more are known to have perished in the forest tires in Idaho, Montana ami Washington. A government crew working on the Dig Fork of Coeur d'Alêne lias been lost, it is feared, and some government rangers in Montana are still in the woods. There is no warrant for the reports of a loss of hundreds of lives. Avery, Idaho, Aug. 24.—The bodies of twenty employes of the United States forest service were found with in a radius of one mile on Setzer creek yesterday by a searching party headed by Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Sullivan and Edward Hassett. The unfortunates had died where they fell of suffocation and most of the bodies were «barred beyond recognition. Spokane, Wash., Aug. 24.—The news that comes from the burning forests ol Idaho. Montana and Washington in creases the seriousness of the situation so far as the destruction of timber is concerned, but reduces the estimate of the loss of life. Only fif'y-four persons are known to have perished. Hundreds of national forest rangers who yesterday were reported missing and j robably dead have not all turned ill. safe, but many of them have. The fire-swept country contains many lakes and streams of water, and by taking refuge in these the skillful rangers probably saved their lives. Everywhere except near the towns the fires are s ill spreading. Many companies of Fnited States and state troops are on their way to the scene, hoping to outmaneiuer an «'liemy that cannot be eonquiivd by a front a lack. The best hope of tlie threatened for ests, however, is in the sky. Rain and snow have fallen in Montana and light rains in Idaho and «lie season of fall rains is near at hand. Cannonading Kills Fish. Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 21.— With thousands of «lead salmon lining many miles of the shore line of lower Puget Sound as evidence, fishermen of this section assert that the heavy cannonading over the sound by the bi^ guns of Foi".s Worden, Casey and Flag ler is destroying more fish than tiie fishermen. Artillery officers are now concluding an annual target practice as required by the army regulations. Among the principal exin ises ap plied is tiie discharge of ten and twelve inch mortars and rille, batteries with full servi«'«' projce.ilcs. For this, charges of smokeless powder weighing several hundred pounds are required. The concussion affects a largo area of water and land. Experts who have investigated what they say is a serious situation affect ing the life of the salmon in tiie lower sound waters, declare the effect on the fish lias beerr noted following targec practice during several summers. Three Cent Rate Restored. Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 24.—After Sept. 1, all passenger travel in Ar kansas will be at the rate of :! cents a mile. An announcement to this ef fect ir, made today by the several rail roads which agreed to give a 2Va cent rate a trial some months ago. The agreement will expire at the end of the present month and notice is given that the Î1 cent rate will be established. Quarreled Over Money. Punxsutawncy, Pa., Aug. 23.—As a result of a quarrel over a division of money, Charles Covalene, a miner, was shot and .instantly killed. Mrs. John Bolner, a bystander, was shot through the hip. and Dominiek Vigil, also a miner, was wounded early today Prisoners Attempt Suicide. Atlanta, Ga., Ai'g. 25.—Two prison ers in the county jail here attempted to kill themselves when denied the privilege of hearing the election re turns. They said that to be in Jail on election day in Georgia was un reasonable. ON GOOD TERM «10 MISUNDERSTANDING BE TWEEN PRESIDENT AND COL ONEL ROOSEVELT. IAFT DEPLORES REPORT Ex-President Left on Five Thousan Mile Trip During Which He Will Visit Fourteen States.—Both Well Pleased. New York. Aug. 2".— "I am very muc pleased with Mr. Taft's statement. I nukes the situation perfectly clear. I Nassau county wishes me to g«> to th state convention I shall go. I regar the is: ue a*, clear cut and as far as im concertied there will bo absolutel id compromise." This declaration was made today h Theodore Roosevelt a few minutes be 'ore his departure on his wester speaking tour and followed a slur conference with County Chairma Lloyd C. Griscom in the former presi font's private ear, Republic. President Taft made it plain in letter given out yesterday by Lloyd Griscom, president of the New Yor republican county committee, how tl misunderstanding arose. lie explain that he never took any part in a com rnittee cabal to defeat Colonel Roos vclt lor temporary chairman of th coming republican state eonventioi On the contrary, he explicitly deplore the result of the committee mectin which chose Vice President Sherman he rebukes the patty leaders who hav permitted it to go abroad uncontra dieted that the pre: ident was behin their factional preferences; he insist that at every opportunity he advise the fullest conference with Colon Roosevelt, and lie explains that he ha been pained by the "columns of un founded assertions in the newspaper, concerning my attitude to the Ne York situation." 300 UNACCOUNTED FOR. reared That Many Have Fallen Vic tims of Flames. Helena, Mont., Aug. 23.—A Norther Pacific train reached this city toda from the west, the first in three day. 'fhe passengers relate thrilling experi ences. AU day yesterday they wer in fear lest they could not get througl They report the burning of a Milwai kee train in northern Idaho, the pas sengers having been taken aboard th train reaching here today. The pas sengers report the destruction cor plete along Clark's fort valley. Spokane, Wash.. Aug. 2.f.—Thr hundred fire fighters of a total force c '•00 wincji has been battling the flame in the burning white pine forests r northern Idaho, are unaccounted for tc day. Government Forest Supervisor W. I Weigle at Wallace today declared h' belief that nearly all of this cntir number had perished. Wallace, Ida., Aug. L'o.—Among thos In the Wallace hospital from Injuri received from fighting forest lires, ar< J'>. M. BHITTKN, Palermo, N. I>. KRANK HICKMAN, Lead, N. 1). C. W. WANNING, Warwick. N. D. JACOB FINN, Aberdeen, S. D. l-'argo.—Northern Pacific officials a nulled all of its regular trai trains on account of the forest fir In Montana and Oregon, but in the h stance of No. C a special train wa made up at Pullings, Mont., to take it place. Spokane, Wash., Aug. 2.°.—That El City is still on the map and eut c reach of the forest fires raging in tl surrounding country which is ablas, for miles, is due solely to tiie ïieroisr of the women «>f the town who, vvhil the male population was lighting th advance of the conflagration, guard« 1 their homes and business bouses, ex tinguishing a number of incipier blazes s'arted by brands carried fror tho burning forests. Tiie wind has again risen <o a gal and the adjacent mountains are seething mass of flames. The entire Iro mountain is again ablaze and the fi on Squaw Creek is burning with rencv ed fury. The American river distrh is a gigantic fire for miles. The lumb of outlying settlements, from which tl Inhabitants have fled, is certain of d struction and it is reported that tl plant of the American Kugle nifno on of the largest in the district is hurnin Crushed Under Wagon. Casselton, N. D., Aug. ï.'î. —RlcHar Aleith, a young man of this place an a carpenter by trade, son of Fre Aleith the well known Casselton ca penter and contractor, was crushed t death this moning. Young Aleith was employed I building a silo on one of the How fams near here. He had finished th job and was on his way to anoth Howe farm, where he was to build second silo. While on his way to the second far" he was passing a bundle wagon. Th team became frightened and Aleith wa knocked down, one of the heavy wheel passing over his body and crushing hi so badly that he died an hour later. To Annex Korea. Seoul, Korea, Aug. 23.—It Is es p pcted that the formal annexation f Korea by Japan will take place withi a few days. Even the most radie advocates of Korean independence ad mit that such a step may be take ■it any moment and will meet vit little opposition from the Korean "P' triota."