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The River Press.
Vol. XXIII.
Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 19, 1902.
No. 4.
MINERS STATE TUEIR CASE.
The Strike Commission Listens to Address
By President Mitchell.
SCRANTON, Pa., Nov., 14. —The
commission appointed by President
Roosevelt to arbitrate the difficulties
existing between the anthracite mine
workers and their employers today
began the hearing of the miners side
of the case. After the workmen have
concluded their case the operators
will make their statement. About two
weeks will be taken up in hearing both
sides.
The proceedings opened shortly af
ter 10 o'clock, when Judge Gray an
nounced that the commission would
h»ar the reports of the ininers first.
Mr. Mitchell said he would file a fur*
iher statement on Monday in answer
to some of the allegations of the oper*
ators. John L. Lenahan, of Wilkes*
barre, on behalf of the non-union
men, inquired of the commission
what course the proceedings would
take with respect to them. Judge
Gray answered that that was a ques
tion which would have to be con
sidered.
President Mitchell prefaced his state
ment with the hope that the commis
sion "would succeed in establishing
a relationship between the operators
and miners that will insure peace and
stability in the industry for an in
definite period." Afte.i reciting the
demands for increased pay for the
miner, a shorter work day for the la
borer, the weighing of the coal and
an industrial agreement, the refusal
of which led to the strike, Mr. Mitch
ell spoke on the question of higher
wages. He said the eight hour day is
the standard working day iu the tnin
inj,' industry. Eight hours constitutes
a day's work in the coal mines of
Great Britain, iu all the silver, gold
ana copper mines and in the bitumin
ous coal mines iu the states of Ar
kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois,
Iowa, Minnesota, Kentucky, western
Pennsylvania and the Indian Terri
tory.
Defending the demand that coal
shall be weighed and paid for by
weight and that 2,240 pounds shall
constitute a ton, Mr. Mitchell declared
the present method of measuring the
coal produced by the miners in the
Lackawanna, Wyoming and Lehigh
regions lias "been the source of more
discontent than any other of the many
injustices imposed upon the miners
and there can be no contentment
among those workers until an honest
system has been established. Paying
for coal by the ton weighing from
2,(40 to 3,190 pounds is a ilagrant in
justice. The cars have been large;
more topping is required and there
has been no corresponding increases
in tiie amount paid per car or per ton.
The miners have been forced to pro
duce a constantly increasing amount
of coal for which they receive no ad
ditional compensation.
"Ilie miner should be paid for every
pound of coa! he mines that is suld by
the operators. If 2,240 pounds cou
stitute a ton when coal is sold to the
consumer and when the railroad com
panies are paid for transporting coal
to market, what justice can there"be in
nuai jusiiuu uau mere oe m •
denying the miner the right to be paid
for his labor upon the same basis." i
Narrow Escape Prora Death.
Buffalo , N. Y., Nov. 13.—Mrs.
Helen Costello, of Buffalo, was res
cued on the brink of the American
falls today by employes of the state
reservation
This afternoon word was received atj
the reservation office that a woman
had attempted to commit suicide and
was floating down stream toward the
falls ID ,
falls. Superintendent Perry secured
a quantity of rope and hurried j to the
bridge which connects Green island
with Goat island. A woman was seen
clinging to a submerged log at a point
a few feet below the bridge. A noose
was titted about the body of John
Marshall, a reservation employe, and
he was lowered into the rushing wa
ters. He succecded in reaching the
woman's side and placed the rope
about her waist. The two were then
umsTuisttr
ENGINEER'S
OVERALLS
SAN FRANCISCO, 6*1.
Official Election Returns of Choteau County, 1903.
OFFICES AND CANDIDATES
For Ht'prt'Sfiit itive in Conjjrt'ns:
Jneepli M. Ilixon (reti).
•lohn M. Evans — 1
OoorgeB. Spronlo (soi 'j. .. ... .
Martin Dw (lubor)
Martin Dee (people's party)
For Associate Justice of Supreme Court :
William L. Ilolloway (rep)
Jere B. I.eslie (dem)
\V. D. Cameron (*oc)
W I,. Ilolloway (lubor)
W. L. Ilolloway (people's party).
For State Senator:
(■eorge B. Bourne (rep)
B. F. O'Neal (dem)
For Kepresentatives in State Legislature:
•lames H. Hire (rep)
Tliomti« M. Everett (rep)..
C. D. Crutclier (dem)
James E. Fox (dem)
For Jndue of the District Con rt :
JolinW.'"
Tattsn (dem)
For Sheriff:
Charles D. Howell (rep)
John Buckley (dem)
For Treasurer:
John C. Sullivan (rep)
For Clerk and Recorder:
E. Frank Say re (rep)
D. N. Luse (dem)
For Assessor:
Arthur E. Lewis (rep)
Jas. T. Moran (dem)
For County Attorney:
Charte» N. Pray (rep)
L. I*. Evaiis (dein)
For County Superintendent of Schools
May G. Flanagan (rep)
For Public Administrator:
John Neilbert (dein)
For Coroner:
\V. B. Pyper frep)
For County Surveyor:
A. W. Merrifleld (rep)
For the Amendment
Against the Amendment
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Proceedings of the Board of Can
vassers.
of canvassing the results of the gen
eral election held November 4, l!>02.
j Present, Geo. F. Lewis, chairman of
Fort Benton, Mont., Nov. 13, 1!K*2. the board of county commissioners:
Board met at 10 o'clock a. m, as a ! A. H. Reser, commissioner; 1). G.
board of canvassers for the purpose i Lockwood, county treasurer, and the
lowly hauled to the stone abutment of
the bridge. A ladder was lowered
and the wotuau was landed safely.
To Suppress l.njronisni,
M anila , Nov. 13.—The United
States commission has passed an act
to assist the suppression of ladronism.
It makes highway robbery committed
by three or more persons a capital of
fense. A conviction does not require
proof of the actual commission of the
crime, the existence of a baud of brig
ands under arms being sufficient. Se
vere penalties are prescribed for those
assisting ladrones in the commission
of crimes.
The commission has also passed a
veeping vagrancy act, drawn up so
as to reach both dissolute natives and
foreigners and it has enacted a law re
quiring officials to warn the people of
tiie impending danger of famine and
to urge the raising of crops of quick
growing food stuffs. The government
furnishing seeds and will use public
'funds for this purpose
World's Coal Supply and Trade" is
ttie u monograph just issued
^.V the treasury of statistics. It shows
t,ljU t,le United States not only leads
World's Coal Production.
Washington , Nov. 13.
^ u wi, v âv,, » uo
the world production, but has
advanced from third place to the head
of the list since 1880. In
the United States produced
one
0 ' , aoA 4U , _ -
siuce while that of the remainder
°(. lh t WOl ' ld haS D ° l quite doubled '
Tl ? e lh, 'f ffreat coal-producing coun
' plM ° 7 *° rId , are lhe United
^tes, ^nted Kingdom and Germany,
Ihese three countries produce prac
that year
aflh
of the coal of the world. Last year
its production was one third of the to
tal of the world. The coal productiou
of the United States has quadrupled
_ »__ «OAA « .. ..
tically
coal.
80 per cent, of the world's
Increased Postal lieccipts.
Washington , Nov. 13.—Statistics
of the gross postal receipts of the
government for last month, as com
pared with October, 11)01, at fifty of
the largest postoflir.es in the country,
show a totai of $0,580,">90, an increase
of thirteen per cent. The increase at
New York was eleven percent, and at
Chicago nineteen percent, the receipts
being $1,183,588 and $804,884, respec
tively. The largest increase was thir
ty-six percent at Los Angeles, closely
pressed by thirty-three percent at Mil
waukee. The largest decrease was
eleven percent at Buffalo.
In Honor of McKinley.
Washington, Nov. 13.— By direc
tion of the President the following
order has been issued : The new mili
tary post to be constructed in the
vicinity of Manila, Philippine islands,
will be knowu as Fort William Me
Kinley, iu honor of the late President
of the United States. j
Another Vulcanic Disastci
is
of
San Francisco, Nov . 13.—Fully
1,000 persons perished iu the eruption
of the volcano Santa Maria, in north
ern Guatemala, on October 25, accord
ing to advices brought by the Pacific
mail steamer, which arrived today
from Central America,
horses, cattle and other
perished. The rich eolïee distrie
the republic are reported ruined. It
tated that the loss of the new crop
îolïee will amount to 15,000 tens.
Thou -ands of
animals also
Many plantations are virtually de
stroyed. lloads and bridges leading
inland from Cbamperico were ruined
»•lit of ashes, mud and
by the
stones.
Cham per ico, during the Newport's
visit, was covered by a heavy cloak of
white ashes resembling a fall of snow,
and Die shower of ashes that still cou
tinned and covered the steamer's decks
made breathing difficult. The ashes
thrown from the volcano still lav over
the plantations and towns U
a depth
of si.\ or seven feet and houses have
been crushed by the weight of mud,
si ones and debris.
r
i
j
;
lie Lived Iu Three Centuries,
H arrodsburq I Ky., Nov. 13.—
Uncle Lige Bledsoe, believed by those
who knew him to have been the oldest
. ,
™ an 111 tl:e Wül ia « died here yesterday,
^ nc ' e Li£ e w 'us a colored man, and
c ^ a ' me ^ to have attained the remark
able age of 133 years
He often re
coun ' e| i incidents taking place during
" le wa1 ' °' 1812, which could only be
known him from personal observa
t ' OU| and told many interesting stories
SlKllllt fuir .riitü mun K n A !... _i
about famous men he had known and
served. He acted as a servant for
Lafayette when he visited this place in
1824, and also served Aaron Bur after
he came to Harrodsburg.
Chip a ran w .v fi t.. , , ^ i
, ..." ' * ' , hundred
and fifty employes of the Mechanical
Rubber company went on strike today
,i , , luua >»
lhe worker. .„erUnjr that the com.
pa»)- Is control«! bjr th. "rubhor
trust" and is at present fillin" orders '
that under ordinary circumstance
would go to the Morgan &
company. The walkout was ordered
otueiea
Kubbcr Workers on Strike.
last night, and when the employes of
the company reached the plant this
morning they found it guarded by
over a hundred pickets from the Mor
gan iS: Wright factory.
Uryan Kcpudiates Hill.
Lincoln , Neb. Nov. 14 —The idea
that David B. Hill is the democratic
presidential candidate in 1004 is vio
lently opposed by William J. Bryan.
Iu the Commoner yesterday, Bryan
says:
Hill is not available as a candi*
date. Not because his state failed to
• MHVU IV
so democratic this year, but because
Bill himself has not gone democratic
for several years. He is credited with
the authorship of the principle 4 I am
a democrat,' but he borrowed it from
county clerk. In the absence of Com
missioner French, the county treas
urer acted in his stead as a member
of the board of canvassers, as provid
ed by law.
The results of the canvass were
Cleveland, and neither could prove
title to it before an impartial jury.
'•There is not a single issue upon
which the party could make a tight
under Hill's leadership. He mails a
record in the senate which would be a
millstone about his neck in any race
before the people. It' he were a new
; tuani be might steal a march on
['voters, but lie has been before
the
the
public so long that his words and his
acts are familiar to all."
\ Kcptiblictin Senate.
W ashington . Nov.
there will be a number o
the senate iu the fifty-eigl
the republicans will -till
14. — While
changes in
th congress,
control that
bouy by a strt
years to come,
results in stati.
i^ majority
regardless
that may I
for
ome
.'lection
oubtful
in the next two congressional cam-1
païens, i he republicans will have a|
majority of at least twenty in the next
senate. There will be as a result of
r the elections several changes, some of
i which will bring former senators of
»the democratic puny back into the
j upper house of congress. Notable
; among these is Arthur i'ue Gorman,
, of Mar viand, already elected to sue
i ceed Senator Wellington, whose term
expires on the 4th of next March
Charged With Klectiou I
ruud>
New \oiîk , Nov. 14.—Two district
captains in the Ninth assembly dis
trict have been held by Magistrate
Barley in bouds of $4,500 each to au
swer a charge of violating the election
law. The evidence in the case was
procured by six young collegians who
volunteered their services to the su
perintendent of elections,
Disguised as tramps, they were ac
costed by workers who, after becom
ing acquainted with thetu, disposed of
them in various rooms. On election
day, they say, they were provided
with slips bearing the names of meu
who had registered in good faith, but
w | i(J had been called away. Iu this
manner thev siv th«. ../» .
»• * many
times apiece and for each ballot al
L, e „4 r „, iïeJ ™' lot
h ; ve amoö " th'
i-.- • . u ,. among me
P °1 118 d,strlcl - the ofti
WriSt^ ***?}*»*'* adtnil ^
t<J and availed themselves of
everv opportunity for collecting in
formation.
Anarchist Sliot at Kin«.
Brussels, Nov . 15.—Three shots
were fired at the king of the Belgians
this morning as he was proceeding to
the cathedral to atteud a Te Deum in
memory of the late Queen Marie Hen
riette. No one was hurt. The man
who tired the shots is an Italian. The
other chambers in his revolver proved
to be blank, and it is presumed those
fired were equally harmless. The
man «a» arrested immediately, aud
the police had some difficulty in res
cuing him from the hands of the
crowd. lie tjuve the name of liubino.
\\ lien examined by lhe police Rubino
confeised that he intended to shoot
Kiny Leopold, and said he held an
archistic beliefs.
found to be as shown in the above
table, and those persons were declar
ed to be elected to the various county
offices for which they were candidates
who have the highest number of votes
cast for them for their respective otli
Production of Precious Metals.
Washington , Nov. 14.— The report
for the year of the world's output of
precious metals made by the director
of the miut today shows a total of
12,740,74(5 ounces of gold produced, the
value beiug $2153,374,700. There were
174,998,575 ounces of silver produced
at a coining value of $223,260,700, aud
a commercial value of $104,190,100.
Millionaire Hood 1er Comicled.
Coi-U.MiilA, Mo., Nov. 14.— Colonel
Ed. Butler, millionaire and politician
of St. Louis, on trial charged with at
tempting to bribe Dr. Chapman of the
St. Louis board of health to influence
his vote on the endorsement of a gar
bage contract with the city, has been
found guilty by the jury, which made
prison.
,'o But
ler the limit. One man wanted to
a fine and jail sentence,
a new trial was over
give him only
A motion for
ruled.
the punishment three vears in
So ,ne of the jurv wanted to o
! m '
( Hie - \«,v. ]
killed aud ;t doy-n wdiduu and
children more ur less suriously in
jured in a collision tonight between a
Western Avenue electric train and a
Chicago, Burliugtou a ».»uiucy freight
train at Kightecnth street crossing,
A motor and a trailer, which made up
ifty Years the Standard
Awarded
Highest Honors World's Fair.
Highest Tests U. S. Gov't Oheaiiete
ces as shown by said table.
After certifying to the results of
said canvass, the board adjourned
sine die.
E. Frank Sayre , Clerk.
the electric train, was crowded with
passengers, and it seems a miracle
that so many escaped instant death.
A mistake of the tlagmau at the
crossing was responsible for the acci
dent. The freight train, consisting of
42 cars, and an engine at each end
broke in two as it approached West
ern avenue. The first portion passed
the crossing, and the flagman, not
seeing the remaining portion coming
at full speed, half a block away,
| pulled up the gates and gave the sig
jnal that the crossing was clear. The
j ele.'tric train, which had beeu waiting
I for the freight train to pass, started
to cross and was hit squarely by the
1 as', h ni f of t lie train.
L ivingston, N ov . PSchmit,
assistant register of the state land of
fice, was here yesterday to make sales
of state lauds lying in this county.
From the fact that none of the land
! v. as otlcrcil for lu^s than $10 per acre
j no .-rales were made.
To I lie I'ulilic,
Ai ow in" to say a few words in
prmse of Chamberlain's Cough Heme
• I had a very severe cough aud
dud aud feared L would get pneumo
nia. but after talcing the second dose of
this medicine I felt better. Three bot
■ ties of ii cured my cold and the pains
' in my chest disappeared entirely. I
am most respecfully yours for health,
; I kill pli s. .Meyers, <»4-Thirty-seveuth
! St.. Wheeling, \\ . Va. For sale by
1). G . Lockwood.

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