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FRESH FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH WIRES. FR8H FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC flELDS j Happenings National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Told in Brief Paragraphs for Busy Readers. Former President Taft Monday re ceived from Hamilton college the de gree of doctor of civil laws. Militant suffargette "arson squads" were out Saturday at St. Andrews, Scotland, and at South End ou the | I | lower Thames, and succeeded in caus- j iug considerable damage. A great national suffrage demon stration will be held at Washington,! D. C., June 30 to urge immediate ac tion by the senate on the proposed | amendment to the constitution, as an nounced by suffragists. Belated reports of the effects of the recent earthquake in Budgaria show that hundreds were killed in the town of Tieneva and Gornia-Orohovitze. At the latter place many buildings were destroyed. The shocks continue. T. W. Walsh, the expolice captain of New York whose confessions led to the conviction of Inspectors Thomp son, Murtha, Hussey and Sweeny for grafting and who are now serving time in the penitentiary, died . ecently. Mrs. John 1. Nicholson and her adopted son Howard, 10 years old, died at Vandalia, Mo., from burns received when their clothing, saturated with gasoline, was set on fire. John T. Nicholson, husband of the woman, was I charged in the verdict of the jury with I causing the deaths. A servant employed in the home of Mrs. Kenetta Van Schaack of Denver, Colo., shot twice witL a revolver at her employer Saturday and then, rush iug in the back yard ended her own lite with a bullet thiougli the left tem pie. One of the bullets grazed Mrs. Van Schaack s neck, but she was otherwise uninjured. GENEKAL TRADE CONDITIONS Government Report Shows Spring V/heat Yield Near the Record. Bradstreet's says: Despite unsea sonably cold weather and stock mar ket unsettlement early, there were many favorable features themselves this week. presenting I Warmer I weather had succeeded the chiling I teniperatures early experienced; west-1 ern trade reports are of a rather more optimistic character, based mainly upon expectations of large, though no record crops of cereals and the ad vance northward of the winter wheat harvest; clearance sales of summer goods by jobbers, especially at New York, have been liberally patronized; the sharp rally in stocks after reach ing the lowest levels since 1908 shows that the market is no longer one-sided | and last, but not least, the banks, en couraged apparently by treasury ac-| tion, have displayed a willingness to loosen up to legitimate commercial borrowers. On the other hand tariff uncertain ties tend to cause trade for future ac count to operate under a pull, business in iron and steel is receding and ship- j ments continue to make inroads on or-1 ders. Wheat, including flour exports, for the third week i j,032,46(5 bushels, bushels last year. i J une, aggregate I against 3,652,148 The Financier says: Exceeding all preliminary estimates of the currency gain, based on the week's operations; the New York clearing house banks in their state-1 ment of actual condition, issued today, showed a total addition to cash hold ings of $10,972,000; and as deposits increased only $4,402,000 the bulk of the gain went to swell the excess re serve. This item rose $2,824,100, bringing the surplus above legal re quirements to $38,812,500 The favorite showing thus made was helped by a contraction of $8,869, 000 in the loan account, which reflect ed part of the severe liquidation in the stock market early in the week, Dun's Review of Trade says: The decision of the United States supreme court in the rate case was followed by a severe decline on the New York stock exchange, but the market re covered sharply later in the week. The United States treasury an nounced that emergency notes were immediately available should bankers require them, but it is not thought likely that such an issue will be needed. The government report of crop con ditions, although showing a decline in winter wheat, indicates that the yield will be next to the largest on record and points to a season of pros perity throughout the vast region where that cereal is the dominant factor. While unfilled iron and^ steel orders | of the leading interests for May showed a heavy reduction, consump tion continues large and a new buy ing movement iB anticipated at an early date. Commercial failures this week are 2 59 against 233 last year. Failures in Canada number 39 against 28 last year. Four Montreal Firemen Killed Montreal.—Four fireuen are dead and three others are in the hospital seriously injured as the result of a dis astrous fire here Sunday. The fire de stroyed a lPige sash and blind factory and an I m warehouse. ON PACIFIC COAST j | Frank L. Deisehmeyer, a San Jose attorney, has been sentenced to the penitentiary for embezzlement. At Kaslo, B. C., Sunday Charles R oss fell from the veranda of the Ex I change hotel and received fatal in | juries. The oil town of McKittrick, located about 40 miles west of Bakersfield, Cal., was almost completely destroyed by fire recently. A new era of prosperity is dawning over the whole Pacific coast country under the stimulus of the opening of the Panama canal. Mrs. S. L. Knight, a daughter of City Marshal J. C. Christensen of El gin, Oregon, committed suicide recent ly, owing to ill health. Owen D. Conn, known as the "100,000 burglar," will begin his sixth prison j term, having been sentenced this week to 10 years in the state penitentiary at San Quentin. | I The body of W. S. Brace, a conduc tor on a passenger train, was found Monday under a viaduct in Vancouver barracks. There were no marks of vio lence on his body. Earl Fullerton has been sentenced ! by Federal Judge Farrington to three years at San Quentin. He was charged with bringing Verna Scranton from Seattle for immoral purposed. Seth Mann, personal representative of President Wilson, accompanied by several magazine writers and a dele gation of business representatives, will spend the next 30 days in Alaska vis iting. ^ million dollars in gold, the first; shipments from Nome, Alaska, this year, were received at Seattle Sunday by the steamships Senator and Vie toria, which completed their first round trip of the season to Bering sea I tonight. I p ru jt dealers of Portland are prepar i n g to file with the interstate com merce commission a protest against the proposed increase in rates on cit rus fruits between California points and Portland via the Southern Pacific railorad. s t eamer Curacoa of the Pacific (j oast steamship company, Captain William Thompson, is a total wreck at Warm Chuck, about 30 miles from S. Fish Egg, on the west coast of Prince of Wales island, where she struck an uncharted rock. No lives were lost. J. K. Oda and H. Wyeka, two Japan ese farmers of the delta regions, pur chased 200 acres of rich delta land near Termiuous, not far from Stock I ton, for which they paid $25,100. In I view of the anti-alien land law legis I i a t.ion this probably will be the last transaction of this kind in the history ot - ^ s t a t e John L. McNabb has tendered his resignation as United States district attorney of northern California to | j President Wilson because he was or dered by the attorney general to post pone until autumn the trials of Drew Caminitta, con of the commissioner of immigration, and Mary Driggs, who are charged under the white slave act. The question of responsibility for the recent wreck of two trains of the San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga elec tric line now becomes one of veracity between Conductor Horace Richman of the northbound train and Dispatch er Ed O'Leary. Richman, who was in jured seriously in the collision that cost the lives of 13 passengers, gained consciousness long enough to I make a statement to the coroner. A petty real estate war which suited in the tearing down of signs of warning at a dangerous spot at Ocean Beach at San Diego was the cause of three deaths by drowning Sunday. The dead are John Stewart Brown, a life guard for the bathing house of J. D Kenney; John L. Manson, aged 19, seaman of the cruiser California, who has a sister living in Los Angeles, and an unidentified man, believed to have b sallor DROWNING AT NIAGARA FALLS Two Boys Lose Lives When Rope Broke. Niagara Falls, N. Y.—Donald Ros coe, 10 years old, and Hubert Moore, years old, both of Buffalo, went their deaths in a small boat Sunday in the Whirlpool rapids, while hun dreds of men watched helplessly from the shore. The boys were playing in flat boat half a mile above the rapid when the rope holding the boat broke and they were carried out into the | stream and went down the river FOUR ARE LOST IN MISSOURI Motorboat Capsized Near Parkville Mo.—All Thought Drowned. Keuneth Lewis, aged 22; Loren Wei ker, 18; May Secrist. and Cora Glass, a*, of Kansas City, Kan., and a young woman, name unknown, were thrown into the Missouri river near Parkville, | jjo., eight miles northwest of Kansas City, when a mo'orboat in which the four young peorle were riding was cap sized Monday. They were swept down the stream and it is believed all were drowned. WM. J. BRYAN FAVORS GLASS BILL I Secretary Gives Currency Close Attention. Washington.—Secretary Bryan Reform I nounces that he is strongly in favor of the Glass currency bill, and let it be known that he would use what in fluence he could in bringing about its early enactment by congress. [ PRESIDENT WILSON, IN PERSON, STATES HIS DESIRES AS TO CURRENCY LEGISLATION. SAYS ACTION MUSI BE TAKEN NOW Preparations Made to Begin Work on Administration Bill—Need New Banking Laws and Right Away at That. Washington.—A fixed determination to have currency legislation passed at this session of congress was accepted by the members of the house and sen ate as President Wilson's text for the currency message, which he personal presented Monday to congress as sembled in joint session in the house chamber. Both Democrats and Republicans saw in the carefully worded appeal of the president an earnest conviction that the money situation must be dealt with before congress adjourns. Prep arations were made to begin commit tee work on the administration bill, which soon will be introduced in the house by Representative Carter Glass ind in the senate by Senator Owen. From the rostrum of the house hamber the president read the brief message. 'It plainly is clear," he said, "that it our duty to supply the new banking and currency system the country needs and that it will immediately need more than ever. Must Act Now "We must act now at whatever sac ifice to ourselves. It is a duty which the circumstances forbid us to post pone. I should be recreant to my deep-est convictions ot public obliga tion did I not impress it upon you with solemn and urgent insistence." The president defied the custom of 100 years for the second time by de livering the message in person. A joint committee led by Majority eader Underwood and Senator Kern met the president and escorted him to the clerk's desk on the rostrum. Bill This Week. At both house and senate ends of the capitol and among bot'i Democrats and Republicans the conviction was deeply fixed tonight that the presi dent's "solemn and earnest insistence" on currency will result in immediate activity in the legislative branch. The bill will go into both houses this week. Many Republican senators were of the opinion that the president's mes sage was a flat declaration congress must act at once on the currency ques tion. They believe it sets forth the president's position, as being so posi tive on that point that he would call another extra session of congress if necessary to dispose of the matter. Although a house caucus has beèn called for this week, it is probable that it will not take any definite action on the currency bill. WOULD HELP THE JEWS Rus President Wilson's Attitude sian Treaty. President Woodrow Wilson has de lined Russia's request for a renewal of the treaty on commerce except on the absolute condition that American Jews are allowed to enter Russia freely. President Signs Appropriation Bill Washington. — President Wilson signed the sundry civil appropriation bill Monday with a statement declar ing he would have vetoed, if he could, the provision in it exempting "labor unions" and "farmers" organizations from prosecution under a $300,000 fund designated for the operation of the Sherman anti-trust law. The president characterized the ex emption as "unjustifiable in character and principle," but caned attention to the fact that the department of justice possessed c ther funds with which to enforce the anti-trust laws. The ur gent need of various government de partments for funds appropriated by the bill influenced the president to speedy action on the measure. Pray for Rain and Get Hail. An hour after prayers for rain had been ordered in the churches of Belle ville, 111., a heavy rainstorm broke the two months' drouth throughout Mis souri and southern Illinois Sunday. A hailstorm completely blanketed the lawns of Forest park with ice, while streets here were flooded for several hours. Lightning did considerable damage to the property. Act of Insane ,/oman Corvallls, Ore.—Mrs. E. H. Turnell, while mentally deranged, it is stated, shot her husband and her daughter, Beatrice Vancamp, Monday, seriously wounding both. She then shot herself through the heart, dying instantly. The family arrived here in February from Dogden, N. D. Reports $56,000 Svindle Kansas City, Mo.-^-According to., a private detective agency here, four men have been swindled out of approx imately $56,000 in the last four weeks at Hot Springs, Ark., and Excelsior Springs, Mo., by a fake wire tapping game. Favors the Farmers. Washington.—Special consideration for farmers who actually cultivate land on government reclamation projects, as against speculators, is announced as an interior department policy by Secretary Lane. There are 160,900 teachers in Ger many, only 29,000 being women. The salaries are from $300 to $950 a year. MONTANA BRIEFS Over 25 insanity cases have "been tried before Glendive board since Jan uary I- • '* < *• ;;-f % Wilfred J. Holman, former leader of the Boston & Montana band at Butte, has gone to* England on a visit. C. Gray is a prisoner in the county jail at Glendive awaiting a prelimin ary examination for counterfeiting. if on \. L. McCuliough and Opie King, for alleged violation of the white slave law, were "arrested near Dillon and taken back to Bozeman. The postoffice at Garneill, about six miles north of Judith Gap, was burglar ized recently and money and stamps stolen to the amount of almost $300. The secretary of the treasury has submitted' a supleinental estimate of $1,000 for additional contingent ex penses of the Helena assay office for 1914. Butte has been chosen as the start-, ing point of a country-wide geological examination of cöpper deposits which will extend over a period of about two years. C. Lt. Smith, forest examiner, who represents in the exchange of timber lands with the state of Moitana; is in the northwest part of the state business. Though the search has beèn carried along steadily, no further trace of the body of Dave DeMUth, who was drowned in the Madison river June 15, has been found. Many horses around Glendive have been killed during the last few days under orders of the state veterinarian The animals were afflicted with a con tagious disease. President Wilson has sent to the senate the following nominations: Register of land office at Glasgow, Thomas R. Jones; receiver of public moneys, same place. A severe raiii and windstorm coupled with several accidents, caused a complete tieup of traffic on the Kal ispeli division of the Great Northern for 24 hours last Friday. Raving with an inclination to pay excessive homage to the sun, Chung Ywe Wah, an aged Celestial of Butte reputed to be worth about $30,000, was recently adjudged insaue. > .Many window lights in town were rounding country were considerably damaged by the recent severe hail storm. Mike Robsou, residing on small rauch near Libby was killed. With the unanimous selection of Billings as the place for holding the next convention and an election state officers, the annual convention of the Epworth league closed its busi ness sessions at Kalispell June 20, The following state officers were elected: Roy C. Smith, Butte, presi dent; Andrew Wray,' Helena, secre tary; F. T. Haecker, Billings, treas urer; Harry Tippet, Butte, first vice president; Miss Mills, Missoula, sec oud vice president; Francis Green Kalispell, third vice president; Miss Henderson, Moore, fourth vice presi dent. At the recent meeting at Kalispell the Montana Knights Templar elected the following officers:. Emery H. Payne, Shawmut, grand commander; John H. Hall, Great Falls, deputy grand commander; Stephen P. Wright, Butte, grand generalissimo; Henry C. Smith, Miles City, grand captain gen eral; Archibald W. Mahon, Glasgow, grand senior warden; Harry M. Allen, Billings, grand junior warden; the Rev. Frank B. Lewis, Bozeman, grand prelate; Joseph J. Hindson, Helena, grand treasurer; Cornelius Hedges Jr., Helena, grand recorder; Lew L. Cal laway, Virginia City, grand standard bearer; Elmer E. Carter, Missoula, grand sword bearer. SPORTING COLUMN Hundreds of members of Turnvere ins throughout the United States are in Denver to attend the thirty-first Bundes Turnfest this week. At Kenosha, Wis., Johnny Coulon, the bantamweight champion, got a draw in his ten-round bout with Frankie Burns. An appeal from the verdict which sentenced him to a year in prison for violation of the Mann white slave act was granted Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist. , • -■ Arthur Pelkey, the pugilist, was ac quitted Monday of a manslaughter charge Which was placed against him as a result of the-death Of Luther Me Carty, who died in the : first round of a scheduled 10-round bout at Galgary, Alberta, May 24 last. Woman Hold-up at Chicago Chicago.—Mrs. Irene.; Brunner was' arrested here in connection with the holdup and robbery of the dry goods store of Mrs. Elizabeth ; Foley recently Mrs. Brunnêr was identified by^'Mrs. Foley and Miss Mary Pollane, a clerk as the woman who held a revolver ,in their faces and rifled the cash drawer of the store Saturday night iifter pur chasing a 5-cent handkerchief. ' Would Prohibit Making Liquor. A constitutional amendment to pro hibit the "sale; manufacture and im portation of distilled- liquor containing alcohol, except for medical, scientific and medicinal purposes," was pro posed recently in congress-by Senator Works. ,.;V. • À pretty'girl knows enough palmis try to hold hands.' * '' /'. • T--. NINE MEMBERS.OF PARTY ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER LOSE LIVES DURING STORM. WERE CAUGHT UNDER THE WRECKAGE Boat Sunk Near New Madrid, Missouri —Five Men Saved by Rescue Par to from Memphis—Terrific Wind storm the Cause. New Madrid, Mo.—Nine members of part yof 14 United States engineers and other government employees were drowned in the Mississippi near New Madrid, Mo., Monday, when the United States survey boat Beaver, which the war aboard, was capsized in a storm Those drowned are: C. S. Williamson, chief engineer Masson, Ohio. J. M. McConnell of Memphis. Captain Lamb, pilot. A. D. Coston, engineer. Harry S^errell, mate, Cottonwood Tenn. Phil. Wray, Jackson, Tenn. Freeman, deckhand. Two rodmen, names not known. None of the bodies has been recov ered. ered. The boat sank near Hodgskiss light on Snaky Bend and as soon as port of the accident was received here word was sent to Memphis and the government steamer Chiska hurried to the scene. Five men on board were saved. The Beaver, a small craft of the ca nal boat type, left Memphis last Friday for Snaky Bend, in the Mississippi about seven miles north of New Ma drid, where a survey was to be made preliminary to the construction of re vetments. The boat had proceeded to a point about four miles above this city and was near midstream when the storm broke with but little warning Before the craft could be made ready to face the wind, it was over turned and sank. The men drowned presumably were caught in the wreck age and drawn down with the boat C. O. D. PARCEL POST New Effective Provisions of Law July 1. The additional C. O. D. facilities identified with the parcels post serv ice will go into effect July 1. The regulations provide that charges on packages will be collected from ad dresses on and after that date, pro vided the amount on a single parcel does not exceed $100. The fee tor col* lection will be ID cents in parcels post stamps to be affixed by the sendef. This fee also will insure the package against loss to the actual value of the contents, not exceeding $50. The sender will get a receipt showing the amount to be collected, the amount also appearing on a tag attached to the package. The addressee will re ceipt for the package on the tag, which will serve as an application for a money order. ROTHSCHILDS MAY FIGHT THE STANDARD OIL CO European Bankers Take Stock in Waters-Pierce Company. St. Louis.—It is said that the Waters-Pierce Oil company is being re organized, its capital being increased from $400,000 to $10,000,000. The European banking family of Rothschild is said to have invested heavily in the reorganization and the company is expected to become a rival of the Standard Oil company in the United States. NOTED PERSONS DIE. Facundo Mulis Duran, this eminent Panaman jurist, died recently. Mme. eGorges Goyau, who was Lu cie Rose Felix-Faure, daughter of the former president of the republic, died in Paris Monday. Judge Henry C. Jones, 94 years old and last surviving member of the con federate congress, died at his home in Florence, Âla., Sunday, PRESIDENT TAKES FIRM STAND Wilson Will Back New Currenoy Bill —Has Right to Recommend Legislation. Washington.—President Wilson has taken a firm stand behind the Glass currency bill and has told democratic members of the bouse banking and currency committee that as under the constitution he has the right to recom nieud specific legislation to congress he feels justified in recommending the measure now before it. TRAIN WRECK KILLS SEVEN Milwaukee Freight Crashes Into , . String Of Gravel Cars. Clinton, Iowal^Seven men were killed and another probably fatally in jtired; in t^wVeck of a, freight oa the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail road near here. Th'e freight' train crftshed hetid on into , a gravel train two miles, east qt Delmar at noon Both engines were Wrecked and cars ijvefe piled, on tie (Jenaolished gravel train. . ... . .. '• ' — '■ — ' • ' At the beginning of 1912 there were appKEiimately - 12,433,000 , telephones mile's pf telephone, wire in usé in thé werld. : SPORTING COLUMN to in re The baseball team of Krupp is cham pion of the Big Bend country. McDonald, the Boston infielder, is leading the National league batters. Manager Evers of the Chicago Na tionals has suspended Heine Zimmer man indefinitely. G rover, the North Yakima short stop, leads all Tri-State batsiïlen who are playing regularly. Great interest is being taken by tennis enthusiasts in this week's state tennis tournament in Lewiston. W. P. Burton has been chosen to command the yacht Shamrock IV., Sir Thomas Lipton's challenger for the Americas cup. Fritz Holland is once more a Pacific coast champion, having won the welterweight title from Fighting Billy Murphy at Taft, Cal., Saturday. Billy Sunday, evangelist and former professional baseball player, believes the Naps and Giants will tight it out for the world's championship this fall. Fritz Carlson of the Illinois Athletic club Saturday won the 15-mile cross country ruu from Chicago to Evans ton in 1 hour 29 minutes and 5 sec onds. Canada won the deciding match from South Africa in the elimination round in London for the selection of a challenger for the Dwight F. Davis tennis trophy. William Johnston of Sau Francisco won the tenuis championship of the Pacific coast recently, defeating John Strachau, also of that city, ina thrill ing five set match. Barney Dreyfuss of the Pittsburg Nationals has has bought for $3000 Pitcher Duffy of the Great Falls -club of the Union association. Duffy is to be delivered at once. The Kansas City Athletic club gath ered more points than the five other clubs entered combined and once again won the annual western A. A. U. track meet, held under the auspices of the Missouri Athletic club,. One of the prominent features of the coming regatta to be held in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, July 3„ 4 and 5 will be the several contests of swimming, div ing aud water jumping to be partici pated in by any boys and girls of the Inland Empire over 15 years. Massachusetts Agricultural college, with a record score of 825 out of the possible 900, won the ninth annual competition on outdoos ranges for the intercollegiate rifle shooting champion ship of the United States from the other nine competing universities and colleges. H. P. Whitney's six-year-old chest nut horse, Whisk Broom 11., by» Broom stick-Audience, won the revival of the Brooklyn handicap over one mile and a quarter of the Belmont Park track Saturday in impressive style. The winner was ridden by Joe Notter and carried 130 pounds. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.—The national haracter and caliber of rowing in the United States were demonstrated here Saturday in the four-mile feature race of the annual intercollegiate regatta. After winning the two preliminary events of the program Cornell, usually conceded to be the leading university of the country in rowing, was forced to lower her colors to Syracuse and just escaped being defeated by the University of Wisconsin and Univer sity of Washington in a driving and spectacular finish such as has not been seen on the Hudson river course. A SECOND TRACY IN EVIDENCE Molson Man Rains Bullets on Attack ing Posse—The House Burned Over Him. Orovilie, Wash.—After holding Sher iff Stark of Okanogan county and his posse at bay all day, J. H. Ethel com mitted suicide by perishing iu the flames which destroyed hij home. In the battle Charles Cale, a mem ber of the posse, was badly wounded, while D. B. Crandell was shot through the hip. The house was set on fire after the posse had failed to dislodge Ethel. Ethel was wanted on a charge of arson, having been arrested some time ago and being bound over to the supe rior court of Okanogau county. He gave bond in the sum of $1000 and then left the country. His Letter to Wife. This is the note which the desper ado, J. H. Ethel, threw out of the wiu dow Of his home for his wife just be fore he-.killed himself rather than surrenrer. "Deär, Sweet Wife: Sorry 1 have to leave you. i will not stand between you and saving you. 1 was not here to bless a good wife. May you live in peace when 1 am gone. Garland is there to help you. He is a good boy. I jhave seen you all, so fare you well; I will never flinc.h at death. 1 know I can't get away. Some one put up this job. It will break someone's heart when I lie cold in ^leatb. (Jod Remands my body and Söul. Thëy have a' right to it when* I« am dead ; it's poison to them while I am living. I can't write mjich more, so God take çare of you, my lbvirig Wife arid son'.* I love you." MORE RIOTING IN BARCELONA Anti-War Agitators Clash With Police There. . , . Cerbere, France.—Advices from Bar celona say the rénewalol fighting in irforocco, which resulted in violent ri oting at Barcelona ,in 1909, again, is arousing the socialistic and anarchis tic. elements, and the situation is be ginning to be disquietftig.