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Vol. XXIV.
Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 25, 1903.
No. 5.
The Kansas Crusader Appears at Nation
al Capitol and Gets Into Trouble.
Washington, Nov. 19.— Mrs. Car
rie Nation appeared in the principal
roie of a sensational scene at the
White House today. Her request to
see the president being refused she
became violent and had to be taken
from the executive offices by two po
lice officers. As she was being es
corted from the building she shouted
at the top of her voice, gesticulating
"I am goinsr to pray for a prohibi
tion president and we will have one—
one who will represent the people and
not the distillers and the brewers.
You may put me out of the building,
but if a brewer or liquor dealer were
here, he would have been admitted at
Mrs. Nation went direct to the capi
tol after leaving the White house and
appeared iu the senate gallery a few
minutes before the senate was called
to order at noon. She took a seat
well to the front in the ladies' pub
lic gallery, and announced her inten
tion of making a speech to the senate,
but when told that she would not be
allowed to do so she acquiesced read
ily and took her departure.
She had been absent from the gal
lery about 10 minutes when she reap
peared at one of the doors of the
ladies' gallery, and raising her right
hand above her head, shouted in a
loud and clear tone:
"Saloons are anarchy! Saloons are
treason and conspiracy!"
She was preparing to go on, when a
doorkeeper caught her and pushed her
out of the door. The senate was en
gaged at the time in receiving bills,
but Mrs. Nation's voice was much
more penetrating than the reading
clerk's, and it was distinctly heard
throughout the senate chamber and
even in the corridors.
Mrs. Nation was taken from the
crpitol to the police court, where she
was arraigned on a charge of disor
derly conduct. She was found guilty
and sentenced to pay a fine of $25.
This she promptly paid. Mrs. Na
tion acted aa her own attorney.
Will Ratify Treaty.
Washington, Nov. 19. —It has been
decided that the Panama canal treaty
shall be ratified at Panama. The com
mission which arrived here last night
will sail December 1 for that state ar
riving there on the 7th. It is expected
that between that date and December
10 the treaty will be ratified.
From various sources additional in- |
formation in regard to the terms and
provisions of the treaty have been ob
tained. Under it the United States
guarantees and agrees to maintain
the independence of Panama. It is
understood that this clause was in
serted in order to set at rest all ques
tions as to the recognition of Panama
as an independent nation by other
governments. Panama grants to the
United States the perpetual use and
absolute control of a zone of territory
10 miles wide across the isthmus for
the canal, with the right to acquire by
purchase or by exercise of eminent do
main any other lands in Panama
wherever situated, which in the judg
ment of the United States may be
necessary for the construction of the
Cuban Reciprocity liill Passed
Washington , Nov. 19.—The house!
today by a rising vote of 335 to 21 !
passed the bill to make effective Cu
ban reciprocity. Dissenting votes
were about equally divided between ;
republicans and democrats, but there !
were no record votes, the minority
having too few votes to order yeas
and nays. Democrats under the lead
ership of Mr. Williams, sought to the
last to secure amendments to the bill
in accordance with the action of the
democratic caucus, but were defeated
stead il v.
Will Not Send Troops.
Washington , Nov. 19.—President
Roosevelt lias received a dispatch
from Governor Peabody asking that
General Baldwin, commanding the de
partment of Colorado, be instructed to
supply such troops as may be neces
sary to preserve order in the Telluride
mining district. After a consultation
between the president aud secretary of
war, Governor Peabody was advised
that it did not appear that the re
sources of the state to keep the
peace had been exhausted, and there
fore the request for troops was denied.
For Protection of President
Washington , Nov. 1!'.—Represen
tative Overstreet of Indiana introduced
a bill yesterday embodying the con
ference report of the last congress on
the bill for the protection of the presi
dent. The bill provides the death
penalty for killing or causing the
death of the president or any person
designated by law to act as president,
or any ambassador or any minister of
a foreign country connected with the
United States. For attempts to com
mit crimes mentioned, a penalty of ten
years imprisonment is provided. Per
sons advising or conspiring to commit
said crimes shall be held as principal
offenders. Aiding or abbetting the
offenders under this law are to be tried
as principals. A 20-year imprison
ment penalty is prescribed persons
teaching 1 anarchistic doctrines.
Chicago , Nov. 19. —All efforts of
the mayor to secure arbitration of the
Chicago Strike Will Continue.
differences between the Chicago City
railway and its striking employes
have failed. This announcement was
made today following a series of con
ferences between Mayor Harrison and
his mediation committee of aldermen
and committees representing the com
pany and the strikers. It was stated
that today's meeting developed no
common meeting ground for the op
posing sides, and that for the present
there was no sign of an amicable set
Renewal of hostilities between the
city railway company and the em
ployes of that corporation began
promptly today following the failure
of attempts at arbitration. The first
development in the warfare was a
strike of all the teamsters in the em
ploy of the company. The strike of
the teamsters was in obedience to the
command of the teamsters joint coun
cil. It is the intention of the team
sters union, if possible, to prevent the
delivery of coal and supplies to the
railway company and the operations
of its repair w agons.
Thirty Killed In Wreck.
Peoria , 111., Nov. 19.—Thirty-one
were killed and at least 15 injured in a
head-on collision between a westbound
freight and a work train on the Big
Four railroad between Mackinak and
Tremont this afternoon. Up to the
present time the bodies of 26 victime
of the wreck have been taken from the
mass of debris, which is piled thirty
feet high on the tracks, while five yet
remain under a huge pile of broken
timbers, twisted and distorted iron
and steel.
On the bank at the side of the track
lie the bodies of the victims, cut,
bruised and mangled in horrible man
ner. So far twelve only have been
the remainder being un
recognizable even by those who knew
them and are aware of the fact that
are among the dead. All the dead
and most of the injured were members
of the work train, the crews on both
engines jumping in time to save their
Wyoming Governor Threatened.
Cheyenne , Wyo., Nov. 19.— Gov
ernor Chatterton has received a letter
written on stationery of the Albany
hotel in Denver, threatening him with
death unless he commutes the sentence
of Tom Horn, who is to be hanged
here tomorrow for the murder of
Willie Nickell. The letter declares in
substance that if Horn is permitted to
hang Governor Chatterton will not be
permitted to live 24 hours. The gov
ernor does not regard the threat ser
Heath Penalty for Train Wreckers
Denver, Nov . 19.—Should Charles
McKinney, Patrick Mullanev and
Thomas Foster be convicted on the
charge of attempted train wrecking,
on which they have been arrested at
Cripple Creek, they will be liable to
the death penalty under the Colorado
statutes. Adjutant General Sherman
Bell says that these men, with others,
were shadowed by soldiers in citizens,
clothes, who saw them in the act of
removing spikes and fishplates from a
rail on the Florence iV Cripple Creek
railroad, the apparent object being to
wreck a train carrying hundreds of
miners home from work.
May Settle tlie Strike.
Chicago , Nov. 2u.— A new step to
ward peace in the =tieet railway strike
was taken today. Au armistice has
been declared by representatives of
both sides pending its result. Attor
ney Clarence Darrow called upon Col
onel E. R. Bliss, general counsel for
the company. Mr. Darrow said he
was empowered by the men to negoti
ate a settlement for them. The com
pany agrees not to hire any more men
to take the places of the strikers, in
return for which concession the union,
through Mr. Darrow, agrees to cea-e
active strike measures for the present
The Friends ol" Wyoming Murderer Failed
to Secure Reprieve.
Cheyenne, Nov . 20.—Tom Horn,
scout, Indian fighter and cattle detec
tive, went smiling today to the gal
lows, where he expiated the murder of
Willie Nickell, aged 14, who was shot
and killed on July IS, 1901, at Iron
Mountain. With almost his last
words, spoken to his intimate friend,
Charles Irwin, a spectator at the exe
cution, Horn denied that he had con
fessed to the murder for which he was
to die. He made no speech on the
Governor Chatterton was arroused
before 6 o'clock this morning by
friends of Tom Horn, who again
sought a reprieve for the condemned
cattle detective. The governor listen
ed to the arguments of Horn's friends
for some time and then said, emphati
cally :
"There is no use, gentlemen. This
execution will take place at the time
set by the law. I will not interfere in
the case. This is final."
No less than a dozen attempts were)
made during the afternoon of yester
day and last night to have the gov
ernor delay the execution for even a
few days. He had but one answer for
all, and that was that the law must
take its course.
Utah Murderer Shot.
Salt Lake, Nov. 20.— Peter Mor
tensen, the slayer of James II. Hay,
was shot to death in the southeast
passage of the state penitentiary yard
this morning. Maintaining his inno
cence to the last, he walked to the
chair placed against the heavy stone
wall of the prison yard without weak
ening and bid the guards and deputy
sheriffs good-bye with no tremor in
his voice. Mortensen was killed in
stantly, the four bullets from the rifles
of the execution squad, concealed be
hind a thick curtain in the door of
the blacksmith shop, 12 yards dis
tant, piercing the white target pinned
over his heart.
When Mortensen was convicted he
was given a choice of death by shoot
ing or hanging. Being a Mormon, he
chose the former. In no other state
in the Union does a condemned man
have this option. The Utah law is
due principally to a peculiar phase of
the Mormon religion which requires
blood atonement. It is the belief that
the crime of murder can be expiated
only by the shedding of the blood of
the murderer. This law was put on
the statute books in the early terri
torial days by Brigham Young, and
it remained after Utah became a state.
An Invitation to Cuba.
Washington, Nov. 20.— Senator
Newlands, author of the resolution
annexing Hawaii, today introduced a
joint resolution iuvitiug Cuba to be
come a state of the United States upon
terms of equality with the states of the
union. It provides that Porto Rico
shall become a county or province of
Cuba, that all present officers of Cuba
shall retain their positions uutil their
terms expire, that $35,000,000 bonds of
Cuba shall become the bonds of the
state of Cuba with interest reduced to
3 per cent, and 2 per cent to be applied
to sinking fund, that the present rural
guard of Cuba shall be incorporated
into the army of the United States,
that the money in the Cuban treasury
shall become the money of the state
of Cuba.
Object to General Wood.
Washington, N ov . 20.—The in
quiry of the senate committee on mil
itary all'airs into the opposition to
the confirmation of General Leonard
Wood to be major-general in the army
was begun yesterday and the hearing
so far as it has gone was behind
closed doors.
Senator Teller said he objected to
General Wood because of the injus
tice that was being done to the army
by his promotion. He took up the
question of the promotion of General
Wood and went into details to show
that he had been pressed forward in
"an unprecedented manner." He said
that from the time of the beginning of
the Cuban war, when General Wood
was a surgeon with the rank of cap
tain, lie had been lifted over the head
of almost 50U other officers, of which
half had seen service in the civil war.
Kobhers Wrcck ISank.
Marshalltown , Iowa, Nov. 20.—
Compelled to remain in their homes
under threat of being shot, the resi
dents of the village of Green Moun
tain, ten miles north of here, heard
three explosions before daybreak this
morning. The explosions wrecked the
Green Mountain bank building. Three
robbers ran through the streets warn
ing the people to keep indoors and
shooting wherever a light appeared.
The robbers escaped after securing
May Dissolve Railroad Merger.
Philadelphia, Nov . 20.—President
J. J. Hill, of the Northern Securities
company, was in the city today and
spent the greater part of the day in
consultation with his attorney, John
G. Johnson. In connection with Mr.
Hill's visit the Philadelphia Record
tomorrow will print the following:
"From authority close to Mr. Hill it
was learned that, on the advice of
counsel, it had been decided to sur
render every right granted under the
New Jersey corporation law to the
Northern Securities company, except
ing that of purchasing such securities
as the management may see fit to ob
tain from an investment view point.
"The riirht to vote stock in the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific, and Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy railways
is to be reuouuced as is also the right
of the securities concern to have any
voice in the management of those rail
roads. The securities company is to
declare before the federal supreme
court that each of these large rail
roads is to be continued under the
separate managements and there is to
be no community of interests between
Cuban llill In Senate.
washington, Nov. 20.—The demo
craitc seuators at a caucus held this
afternoon decided to consider the
Cuban bill on its merits and confine
the discussiou to the bill itself without
bringing in collateral questions. This
means that no tariff amendments will
be offered and that the tariff question
will not be discussed.
When the senate met today the bill
passed by the house yesterday to car
ry into effect the Cuban reciprocity
treaty was received and laid before
the senate. The Cuban bill was refer
red to the committee on foreign rela
To Protect Forest Reserves.
Washington, Nov . 20.—Secretary
Hitchcock has transmitted to Speaker
Cannon the draft of a bill to control
grazing in forest reserves. The bill
provides a maximum fine of $1,000 or
imprisonment not to exceed one year
for pasturing livestock on public
lauds included within forest reserves
without a permit from the secretary of
the interior.
llig Fire In Minneapolis.
Minneapolis , Nov. 20.—The Leo
nard Paulle Show Case company's
factory, together with a warehouse
and four dwelling houses, were total
ly destroyed by fire at an early hour
äjiis evening, incurring a total loss of
1100,000. Aside from this loss was
damage to the windows of the $5,000,
000 city hall, which was situated di
rectly across the street from the con
llagr ation.
Dowie Wants Two Millions.
Chicago, N ov , 20.—John Alexander
Dowie, general overseer of the Chris
tian Catholic church, has issued a
call for $2,000,000. The general over
seer says that the need of capital is
not due to a depression of the busi
ness of the /ion industries, but be
cause the demand for Zion products is
greater than the producing power of
its limited capital.
Wyoming Outlaw Arrested.
Cheyenne , Wyo.. Nov. 22. — Sheriff
Webb and Deputies Greenwood and
Haines of Natrona county captured
Tom O'Day, the notorious survivor
of the Curry gang of outlaws, on the
summit of the Big Horn mountains at
daybreak today. O'Day had 24 head
of stolen horses in a narrow ravine,
out his companions had deserted him.
The officers started with their capture
for Casper, 190 miles east, but cannot
reach the settlement before Tuesday
evening. The party must cross the
Lesite mountains enroute and there!
O'Day's friends, who are gathering in j
large numbers, will attempt to deliver I
their leader. A posse under Jimj
Hart left Casper today and a posse in
a stage coach have started out to aid j
the sheriff and hope to reach the!
Lesite mountains before the despera- '
I i^hting in the Philippines.
Manilla , Nov. 22.—Three hundred
Mor os are known to have been killed j
aud iiiany others were carried off dead ;
or wounded as a result of five days'
severe lighting in .lolo between Amer
ican troops under General Leonard
Wood and insurgents.
Major H. L. Scott of the Fourteenth
cavalry and five American privates
were wounded. General Wood landed
near Siet lake in Jolo November 12.
The Moros were soon located and
fighting began immediately and con
tinued until November IT.
A Diabolical Scheme Causes Death In a
Cripple Creek Property.
Cripple Creek , Colo., Nov. 21.—
Charles McCormack, superintendent,
and Melvin S. Beck, a miner, were
killed shortly after noon today by an
explosion in the Vindicator mine.
Officers of the Vindicator Mining com
pany assert that the explosion was
caused by an infernal machine and
400 militiamen have been placed on
guard around the company's proper
ties. Superintendent McCormack and
Miner Beck were descending into the
mine in the cage. They were the only
passengers. When it reached the
jixth level an explosion occurred,
wrecking the cage and shaft and in
stantly killing both men.
The infernal machine, containing
many pounds of dynamite, was placed
in the sixth level, which is part of the
abandoned workings of the mine, with
in a few inches of the shaft. Then a
loaded revolver was fixed in the shaft
with its muzzle pointing directly to
ward the infernal machine. To the
trigger of the revolver was attached
string, which was thrown across the
shaft in such a manner that when the
cage came down and encountered the
string the revolver would explode, the
bullet striking the infernal machine.
Pieces of this revolver have been re
covered from the bottom of the shaft,
but not a vestige of the infernal ma
chine can be found.
Cripple Creek, Nov. 22.— Sheriff
Robertson, after investigating condi
tions in the sixth level of the Vindica
tor mine, where Superintendent Mc
Cormack and Shaft Boss Beck were
killed yesterday by an explosion,
coincides with the statement of the of
ficials of the company that a deliber
ate attempt had been made to wreck
the shaft with dynamite. The execu
tive committee of the Mine Owners'
& Operators' association has offered
a reward of $5,000 for evidence leading
to the arrest and conviction of the
Sheriff Appeals for Troops.
Salt Lake, Nov . 22.—Sheriff Wil
cox, of Carbon county, has appealed
to Governor Wells to call out the
state troops to protect coal mine dis
tricts of his county, which are includ
ed in the recent strike order issued by
the Mine Workers' Union of America.
Sheriff Wilcox says he has already
arrested several parties who were dis
charging firearms for the purpose of
intimidating men who wished to work,
and reports are that at Scofield men
have been assaulted and threatened
with death if they persisted in work
ing against the strike agitators.
Montana Man Wants a Wife.
Chicago, N ov . 21.—A brusque west
erner with the characteristics of the
plainsman caused a flutter of hearts
today among the young women and
nearly started a riot iu the fitting de
partaient of Rothschild & Co.'s store
by the bold announcement that he
wanted a wife, aud that any girl
the store was eligible. His name
Harry Dingle, and he owns a cattle
ranch one hundred miles from Billin;
Mr. Dingle set out for the west to
Fifty Years the Standard
the flavor and adds
the heaiiSifulness of the food.
night alone, but it is said his novel
way of proposing was successful, and
that as soon as the rancher has his
house in shape to receive a mistress,
Miss Stella King of 129 North avenue
will journey westward to take charge.
On this trip to Chicago Mr. Dingle
was accompanied by two friends, John
Rowley of Lewistown, Mont., and N.
M. McCauley, of Grass Range, Mont.
The two friends are married and de
sired to see Dingle in the same condi
Oregon Legislature Will Meet.
Salem , Ore., Nov. 21.—Governor
Chamberlain today issued a call to
the members of the legislative assem
bly of the state of Oregon command
ing them to meet at the capitol build
ing in this city on Monday, December
21, 1903, for the purpose of convening
an extraordinary session of the legis
lature to enact laws to provide for a
levy of taxes oil assessment rolls for
the year 1903.
This call was made necessary from
the fact that a defect existed in the act
passed by the legislative assembly of
1903, providing the manner of assess
ment aud the levy and collection of
taxes, known as the Phelps law. The
Phelps law repealed the old laws, but
did not provide for a tax levy for 1903,
thus leaving the state and counties
without revenue from taxation for an
entire year.
Charged M it Ii Accepting liribcs.
Grand Rapids , Mich., Nov. 12.—
W arrants were issued today for seven
teen former city officials charging
them with accepting a bribe in con
nection with the famous German-Cam
eron scheme for supplying the city
with water from Lake Michigan. All
of the warrants are the result of the
confession made by former City At«
torney Salsbury on his return last
week from serving a two years' term
in the Detroit house of correction for
breaking the federal banking law in
connection with the scheme. The
amounts the respondents are charged
with having received out of the alleged
boodle fund range from $200 to $3,333.
Utah Convicts arc Rewarded.
Salt Lake, Nov . 22.—The state
board of pardons has commuted to
life imprisonment the sentence of death
passed on Nathan F. Haworth for the
murder of Thomas Sandell in 1899.
Haworth was to have been shot to
death December 11. The board also
granted pardons to or commuted the
sentences of a number of other prison
ers who rendered material assistance
to the penitentiary guards iu prevent
ing a wholesale delivery of prisoners
during a recent outbreak.
Stepiied AgaliiNt a Hot IStove.
A child of Mrs. Geo. T. Benson,
when getting his usual Saturday night
bath, stepped back against a hot stove
which burned him severely. The child
was iu great agony and his mother
could do nothing to pacify him. Re
membering that she had a bottle of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm in the house,
she thought she would try it. In less
than half an hour after applying it
the child was quiet and asleep, and in
less than two weeks was well. Mrs.
Benson is a well known resident of
Kellar, Va. Pain Balm is an anti
septic liniment and especially valuable
for burns, cuts, bruises aud sprains.
For sale by D. G. Lockwood, drug

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