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The News Publishing Co. FORSYTH, MONTANA isn't the neglected hoy graduate worthy of a little newspaper attention, too? The man who killed Bobrikoff wrote to the czar explaining matters. It was a waste of energy. The average height of Jap soldiers is 5 feet 3 inches. They are good shots and poor targets. Again Mr. Schwab has got hom6 from Europe—this time without ere» ating any general excitement A woman often believes in her hus band because he proved his sound sense and good judgment in marry ing her. King Edward of England made nt. descent from his royal dignity when he received General Booth of the Sal ration Army. Ramon Corral, elected vice presl dent in New Mexico, hopes to corral the presidency also when President Diaz gets through. The speculator who announces that he owes $1,000,000 and is sorry he cannot pay must not imagine he has a monopoly of the grief. Advocates of a Saturday half holi day believe that half a loaf 1 b better than none. Some persons, of course, would like to loaf all the time. About half the cqupies divorced in England have no children. Children may not make marriage happy, but they tend to make it indissoluble. A Milwaukee man has invented a system of card playing by telephone. He probably wanted to counteract the growing system of telephone sermons. Georgia hastens to assure the world that the peach crop in that state is simply enormous, in spite oi the fact that this is a presidential year. J. Pierpont Morgan is gradually re tiring from business, but at the pres ent speed he shows in his retirement it will take him about 367 years to get clear out. The scientists engaged in seeking means to destroy the mosquito cannot pretend that religious prejudice fur nishes any of the obstacles in the way o. their success. According to Thomas Jefferson et als, all men are created equal, but everybody who ever attended the meeting of a woman's club knows that all women aren't. Many a man who complains that it is too hot to work these summer after noons finds it Just right to sit on the bleachers under the broiling sun and watch a game of ball. Speaking of tin soldiers, what do you think of those New York troops who won't go to Manassas next Sep tember because "many of them are unused to manual labor?" Mrs. Russell Sage is said to be very charitable. In charitable work she is Russell's right hand, and the probabil ity is that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt has made up with her leading man and the two are now appearing in a London theater. The divine Sarâh has been making up successfully for a great many years now. Iceland has had Just two thefts in 1,000 years. Cut it up into wards, give it boards of aldermen, establish good government leagues, then will Iceland shake off its glacial ways for modern works. The Russians captured a newspaper correspondent, blindfolded him and took him into Port Arthur, where they thrust him into a pitch-dark dungeon. But that excuse won't go with the managing editor. Japanese war critics are calling upon Vice Admiral Kamlmura to re sign or commit suicide. Kamlmura is probably not keeping very happy if he reads the "Hints for Hot Weather" (a the Jap journals. The tests of the agricultural depart ment indicate that boric acid, taken as a steady diet, is not a wholesome arti cle of food. The department should feel encouraged now to make a simi lar test with carbolic acid. The theory that all cats are immor tal gets a severe jolt from the light ning bolt that struck a house in Den ton, Md., doing no damage to the people in the house, but instantly killing the pet cat sitting by the open door. Resume of the news. ( Washington Notes. Mr. Snyder, United charge at Bo gota, has cabled the state department that Gen. Reyes was declared elected president of Colombia. The application of Consul General John Goodnow, stationed at Shanghai, for a three months' leave of absence has been approved bÿ the state de partment. A medal which was granted to Cox swain Hayes of the Kearsarge for bravery in the battle with the Ala bama during the Civil war, has just been sent to him at his Wisconsin home. The Louisiana Purohase Exposition company has paid into the United States subtreasury at St. Louis the sum of $213,092.15, as the second in stallment on the repayment of the $4,600,000 loaned by the government. Casualties. Herman Plate, the two-year-old son of a prosperous farmer living near Oskaloosa, Iowa, ate a sample of corn salve left on the doorstep and died. A man was killed at St. Joseph, Mo., by a giant cracker which he held in his hand at the time it exploded. Eight persons in various parts of the city were badly Injured. A locomotive boiler exploded on the Pennsylvania railroad while going up the mountains fifty yards from Ehren feld Station, Pa., killing three men and injuring two others, one of them fatal ly. Claude Deane of Dunlap, Iowa, was killed, four trainmen are seriously in jured and fourteen freight cars were burned in a Chicago & Northwestern freight wreck at Woodbine, Iowa. A car of naphtha exploded, setting fire to two cars. The Wabash limited train from Chi cago to St. Louis ran into* an open switch at Litchfield, 111., and was com pletely wrecked. The cars were over turned and seven coaches burned. According to unofficial reports nine teen persons were killed and over fifty more or less seriously injured. Sins and Sinner*. An attempt has been made to wreck the great organ, the largest in the world, in festival hall at the world's fair, by cutting the secondary bellows. Olvin Gray and Lucy Pine, children of pioneer farmers of Union county, S. D., took strychnine and died in each others arms. They were lovers and their union was not approved by their parents. James Cowan, a miner, chargsd with the murder of James Cummins, a negro, whom he helped to lynch at Mojave, Cal., on March 19, has been convicted of manslaughter, the jury recommending the prisoner to the mercy of the oourt. John Versick shot himself through the heart at the home of his brother, H. Versick, in Ogden, Iowa. He was a consumptive, and lately came from a Chicago hospital. Brooding over his sickness is believed to have caused the act of self-destruction. John Taylor, a negro laborer on a Seaboard Air work train, was taken from the train at Middendorf, S. C., and shot to pieces by a mob. It is al leged Taylor had attempted an out rage on an eight-year-old child and later on the wife of Noel Johnson. O. O. Mosier, charged with bping one of the highwaymen who, after holding up and robbing the Owl saloon at Bill ings, Mont., of $2,000, and in order to escape killed Police Sergeant Hannah, was captured near Shoshone river, just across the Wyoming line, by Sheriff Potter and Marshal McAllis ter of Red Lodge. With her one-year-old baby by her side and her husband away delivering milk, Mrs. Elsie T s Biddle w^p the vic tim, she says, of an assault by three negroes at Burlington, N. J. A man hunt is now in progress through the surrounding country. Hundreds of men, armed with all sorts of weapons, are scouring the country. Hanging to a tree, Clifford Miller, youthful son of prominent residents, was found dead in the woods near his home at Bloomington, 111. He left a note that he was tired of life. This is the fourth suicide among the young people of Woodford county in a month. It revives the report that a children's suicide club exists there. Foreign Gossip. The exports of Germany to the United States for the fiscal year were $103,450,620, a decrease of $14,450,154. These figures do not include Dresden or Munich. The appointment of Prince Obolen sky as governor general of Finland caused no display of sentiment. He is preferred to other candidates. It is believed that a harsh policy will not be adopted. of of at by in Premier Balfour has announced that under no circumstances will there be a dissolution of parliament this year. The Russian foreign office has had no official information bearing out the charges of mutilation against the Jap anese, and no action will be taken in the absence of complete confirmation. An assault by a British storming party of Ghurkhas and fusiliers on the Jong (fort) at Gyang-tse, Tibet, was successful. The fort was captured. The Tibetians fiercely resisted. Lieut. Grodon of the Thirty-second Sikhs is among the killed, but the British cas ualties were not great. Das Klein Journal, which is usually well informed regarding German court matters, says Baron von Mirbach, court marshal to the empress, is about to resign, owing to ill health, due to worry over attacks made on him by the press in connection with the re cent trial of the Pommerian bank offi cials. The chamber of communes at Port au Prince, Hayti, voted unanimously to censure Minister of Finanee Bijou for mismanagement of public finances. The minister was ordered to appear before a committee of inquiry. Bijou offered his resignation, but President Nord refused to accept it, declaring that the minister still had his confi dence. The heat in Rome this year is un usually suffocating and enervating. All, even the hardened Romans, are complaining. The pope also feels the heat, especially as this is the first sum mer he has spent in Rome. The pon tiff, however, is exceedingly well situ ated, as the heat cannot be said to penetrate the thick walls of the Vati can. He is in his usual health. Domestic. F. Augustus Heinze denies that deal has been effected whereby he will relinquish his Butte holdings to the Amalgamated. The Baltic, the new steamer of the White Star line and the largest vessel afloat, sailed from Queenstown for New York on Its maiden trip. While no final action has yet been taken on the latest offer by D. J. Bully for a settlement at 40 per cent, it Is believed that the committee will agree. Gen. J. L. Lewis, famous as the com mander of the "Orphan Brigade" in the Confederacy, dropped dead at Frankfort, Ky. He was chief justice of the court of appeals over twenty years. Thomas E. Watson of Georgia fox president and Thomas V. Tibbies of Nebraska for vice president was the ticket nominated by acclamation by the Populist national convention a) Springfield, 111. After having been suspended since last fall, ore is again being hoisted from the Consolidated Lake Superior company's Helen mine, in the MIchipi coten district of Ontario. New ma chinery has been installed. The resignation of Charles M. Schwab, former president of the Unit ed States Steel corporation, as a di rector of the corporation, it is an nounced, will be accepted at the quar terly board meeting in July. ^ The United Fruit company will es tablish throughout the entire scope of their distribution in this country, says the New York Journal of Commerce, the Bystem of selling bananas by weight instead of by the bunch. Thirty-five hundred packing house employes in East St. Louis have voted that the wages of the laborers must be increased from 15 cents an hour to 18% cents. Similar meetings have been held in Chicago, Kansas City, St. Joseph and Omaha. The Louisville school board has in structed the high school committee to inform four Filipino students who ap plied for admission to the Dupont manual training high school that their color debars them from the privileges of the public schools. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Lewis and Clark expo sition at Portland, Ore., President Harvey W. Scott tendered his resigna tion, which was accepted. The rea son assigned by Scott is failing health. His successor has not yet been se lected. "There will never be another silver dollar coined in this country," said George T. Roberts, director of the United States mint at Portland, Ore., "unless by some chance a 16 to 1 con gress should be elected, for the supply ( of silver bullion purchased under the Sherman act is exhausted." Several hundred people besieged the doors of the German-American bank at Aurora, 111., the cashier of which, by his own confession, is short $90,000 in his accounts. The bank officials de clared the institution prepared for the run. Most of the withdrawals were said to be by small depositor*. al m. ed JAPANESE TAKE KAI PIN« GEN. OKU OCCUPIE3 THE PLACE AFTER 8EVERE FIGHTING FRIDAY. SIEGE GINS POIND PORT ARTHUR HEAVY FIRING 13 HEARD AC CORDING TO VARIOUS REPORTS. RUSSIANS TO MEET ADVANCE FORCE3 EVERYWHERE ARE ACT IVELY PREPARING FOR SE RIOUS FIGHTING. Tokio, July 10—After severe fighting Gen. Oku occupied Kai Ping yester day. At Russ Stronghold. Chicago, July 10. — A special cable from Stanley Washburn, a Chicago Daily News staff correspondent, says: On Board the Daily News Dispatch Boat Fawan, Chefu, July 8.—Leaving this port on Tuesday morning at 2 o clock, the Fawan was obliged, owing to a heavy fog, to anchor at Big Bam boo island till noon. There it re mained till night. The islanders stated that they had heard heavy firing in the direction of Port Arthur which lasted two hours. Large numbers of junks are leaving port Arthur, carry ing Chinese passengers, who say that the Russians inform them that they are likely to suffer violence from the Japanese in the event of the fortress' capture. Firing Is Heard. Driving rains and drifting mists have obscured the peninsula during the last few days, making it difficult to see anything. Intermittent firing was heard all Wednesday. In the af ternoon an extremely heavy re was be gun. The weather cleared sufficiently, to permit the Fawan to run near enough to the forts to ascertain that no Japanese ships were attacking or in sight It is now almost oertain that the Japanese have siege guns in position in the rear of the fortress and have begun to pound the defenses. The Jap anese fleet has apparently withdrawn, probably with the object of tempting the Russian fleet to come out and fight or try to join the Vladivostok squadron. Heavy Firing Heard. Chefu, July 10.—Junks which passed through the Gulf of Pechili Thursday report having heard heavy firing at sea all that afternoon. Bear to Meet Advance. Niuchwang, July 10. — The Russian forces are everywhere preparing ac tivc-iy to meet the next Japanese ad vance. Heavy firing was heard again last night from the direction of Kai chou, and it is reporte dthat serious fighting has occurred. Russians Lose 350. Rome, July 10. —The Tribuna's Liao yang correspondent reports a short but severe engagement at Hoang. Gen. Kellar made a desperate defense. The Russians, according to the Tribuna, lost 350 men killed. Driven Back by Japs. Gt. Petersburg, July 10.—Gen. Sak harr-ff, nmmander of the 'Eastern army, in a long dispatch to the gener al staff, caied yesterday, reports out post skirmishes over a wide territory throughout July 5 and 6, which indi cate a general advance of the Japan ese, who are driving back the Russian advance posts. Sakharoff says the Russ'an losses during the fighting July 6 have not been definitely ascer tained, but it is known that two offi cers and fifteen men were killed or wounded. He says: "In general we observed July 6 that the enemy was taking the offensive simultaneously along his whole front, extending from the seashore as far as the valley of the Chin-chan river. On the morning of July 7 a vast camp of the enemy was discovered in the neighborhood of Siaokhetzza. At 8 a. m. July 7 the enemy occupied the heights near Baositchja. No rains have fallen recently." Take Guns and Men. London, July 10. —The Tokio corres pondent of the Daily Chronicle, under date of July 9, says that the Japanese captured over ten guns and fifty pris oners near Kaichou. ' Saved From Norge. Leith, Scotland, July 10. — Nineteen more survivors of the wrecked Dan ish steam îr Norge, picked up from a boat by a sailing sM*t, have been land ed at Thorshavr ;.e islands. a & to OIL PROPERTY BURNING. Flames Spread to Laite and Threaten 5,000 Barrels. Helena, Mont., July 9. — A Lander (Wyo.) special says: The keeper of the Belgo-American Oil company prop erty, southwest of Yellowstone Park,, while burning surplus oil that es caped from the wells there, lost con trol of the blaze, which swept down a small rivulet that communicates with lakes 100 feet from the wells. Imme diately a vast column of dense smoke^ rolled into the air, while flames hun dreds of feet high quickly transformed the scene into veritable hell. Dense clouds of black smoke spreading over the sky rendered objects nearly indis tince for miles over the country. The; burning lake is in close touch withi two more, even larger, and should the* wind veer suddenly, they, too, will catch fire. If the fire reaches these two lakes it will mean a total loss of at least 500,000 barrels of oil, as well as the destruction of all machinery,, derricks, etc. SHEEP INDUSTRY BIG. Clip for This Year Is Estimated at 1,500,000 Pounds. Belle Fourche, S. D., July 9. — The sheep industry of the Black Hills is. becoming large. It has been doubling, each year for the past five years. In this city for the year 1900 the output of wool was 168,000 pounds, which was stored and shipped to an Eastern market. In 1903 the output was 600, 000 pounds, and it is estimated that the clip for this year will be 1,500,000 pounds. Eight car loads have already been shipped from this place by the different shippers. The lowest price paid thus far was 12 cents per pound and the highest 17 3-4 cents. Charles Cooper of Dale, near here, sold 12,000 pounds at the top price. He started in four years ago with 400 sheep and now ' has about 2,000 head. The other large wool shipping stations in the Black Hills *ire Rapid City and Edgemont, which will yield about as much as much as this place. BUGGY IS BLOODY. Horse Return* Alone to Stable With Woman's Attire in Rig. La Crosse, Wls., July 9.—The police of this city are at work on what may be one of the darkest crimes ever committed in the city of La Crosse or surrounding country. Early yesterday morning a horse covered with foam arrived at one of the local liveries with the buggy covered with blood and the garments of a woman in it also bespattered with blood. The rig was hired by an unknown man early the previous evening. The last seen of the parties was when they drove into one of the numerous valleys near here. The blood on the clothes and buggy indicate a dark crime, but the police have been unable to find any clue to work upon. SALOON "TRUST" FAILS. Booze Men Who Unite to Reduce Taxes Are Refused a License. La Crosse, July 9. — Onalaska sa loonkeepers, in an effort to avoid the payment of outrageous license formed a trust and determined to outwit the temperance faction with whom they have been at swords points, *by merg ing the saloons, operating under one license and dividing the profits, figur ing that the combined trade would equal the former buèiness of all. Last night the Onolaska council refused the application of the saloon trust for the aingle license, and for the first, time in the city's history Onalaska is a "dry" town. KILLED BENEATH FALLING WALL Laborer's Life Crushed Out by Mass of Stone and Brick. Minneapolis, July 9.—Charles Fran son, aged twenty-three, is dead, and Herman Gulbranson, aged twenty-one, is lying near to death at the city hos pital. The men were laborers and were working in an excavation for a new elevator in Washington avenue, between Ninth and Tenth avenues south. Owing to a lack of support the wall of the elevator caved in, burying the men under a mass of stone and brick. Several workmen besides those struck were working in the pit, but escaped the falling wall. DRUNKEN MAN DERAILS CAR.. Passenger Thrown From Car by the Shock and Killed. Marshalltown, Iowa, July 9. — A drunken man asleep on the track de railed a handcar on the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City interurban. Thomas Mc Mann, aged thirty, residence un known, was thrown from the car with such force that he died from his in juries. McMahon's head struck a rail and the concussion caused a blood clot on the brain. He was removed to a hospital, but remained in a stupor until his death. He was a member of the construction gang. The drunken, man was uninjured.