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Vol. XXIV. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, December 2, 1903. No. 6. GlARDING THE MIXES. The Strike Situation In Colorado May Kcsult In Serious Trouble. Denvek. Nov. 25. —Governor Pea body and Adjutant General Eell have received threatening' letters within the past few days. One of the letters to General Bell says: "You will be popped off if you ever come to Crip ple Creek." General Bell this afternoon dictated the following statement for publica tion: "We will light it oat in Colo rado if it takes every able-bodied man in the state, and some who are dis abled, in the. end thai- law and ore- ' are maintained and socialism, a: archv and MoycrUtn are wiped off tl. earth, and there i- not a srr«a»e spft left to assa.vsihaie, dynamite, moles., dirturb or in any manner uiterrer • v. i'i: the commercial conditions and the peace of Colorado.'' Washington, N ov. 25.— The war department h as aoiiored ;be requisi tioii of the governor of Colorado for 1.000 Krag -Jorgcsen rifles. clothing issued under the provisions of the Dick bill for the aiming« and equip ment of the organised militia of the states and territories. It is stated at the war department that the state of Colorado is merely receiving the sup plies to which she is entitled under the law and that this action has no direct, relation to the visit of General Bates to Colorado to investigate the labor troubles. ClUPPLE Creek, N ov . 2ti.— The fif teenth week of the strike of tl:.' West en: Feneration of Miners in the great gold earn y has developed no material change in the situation. Though the fatal explosion in the Vindicator mine ia?l Saturday caused much excitement and indignation nothing has occurred to indicate that the people of this dis tinct intend to take the law in their own hands. The report that a vigi lance committee was being organized t- declared by leading mine owners and business men to be unfounded. The military force in this district has been increased this week to 500 men and close guard is maintained at all the large mines that are being oper ated with non-union men. Pension Commissioner Will Uotiie. W ashington, N ov. 25. —It can be announced that Eugene F. Ware, com missioner of pensions, will retire from that office about the middle of Novem ber of next year and will return im mediately to practice law in Kansas. His contemplated action is generally understood among Kausas politicians. The decision to resign and return to private life is the result of Iiis long felt dissatisfaction with the nature of the duties of his office, a feeling that has grown steadily since early days of his administration of that bureau. Senator Clark's daughter Sued New York , Nov. 25.— Charging that Mrs. Everett Mallory Culver has alienated the affections that Solon J. Vlasto, her husband, should have for her, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Vlasto, of this city, today began suit in the supreme court for 9500,000. Mrs. Culver, a daughter of Senator W. A. Clark, of Montana, is already in the public eye, because of her di vorce suit instituted against her hus band. Mr. Vlasto is a well known Greek and proprietor of the Greek uewspaper Atlantis. Mrs. Vlasto says her husband's friendship for the Culver family brought about her sepa ration from him in 1901. Chicago Strike Is Settled. Chicago, Nov. 25.— The Chicago street car men's strike was brought to a close today. After thirteen days of turmoil, service on the various lines of the Chicago City railway, covering an urea of 52 square miles, was re sumed. The agreement as ratified by the men and previously accepted by repre sentatives of the company, provides for the settlement of the wage question by a board of arbitration. Their preseut wages are not to figure in the calculation, but instead, the new scale is to be based on the market value of the men's services. As the company claims to pay the best wages, the new arrangement, it is thought, may not result in an advance of the pay of the employes. Wants Report on Land Frauds Washington , Nov. 25.— Represen tative Stevens, of Texas, today offer ed a resolution directing the secretary oi the interior to report to the house the result of the investigation into the land fraud cases. The resolution re cites that reports are current that the United States has been defrauded of vast tracts of public lands by means of fraudulent entries under the stone, desert, timber anil homestead acts and that public officials have entered into unlawful arrangements to obtain pos session of the public lands. The res olution reciting the fact that the exist ence of land frauds is officially admit ted, calls for specific details, including names, dates and places. IT HAS COST MILLION'S. ! The Southern Pacific llos Completed un Important and Expensive ! Undctnking. OGDEX, Utah, Nov. 26.—What is known as the Ogden-Lucien cutoff across Great Salt Lake was formally declared completed today and made a part of the llarrimau system of rail roads. The dedication of this track, which cost the Southern 1'acilie rail road millions of dollars, but which it is estimated will result in a saving of more than $500,000 yearly in operating expenses, as well as reducing the run : ning time between Ogdeu and the Pa • eitle coast by two hours, was the oc casion for the assembling of the most prominent railroad official» in the : country. i The Ogden-Lucien cutoff is 102 miles in length, seventy two miles on land •est le work and - of the Great a practically short distance Lucien, Nov., ; and thirty miles on j fill-ins over the wat : Salt Lake. It presen i level track except for on the west end, ne : where a slight grade is encountered. The use of the cutoff will throw out of • transcontinental traffic the old line j from Ogden to Lucien, New, around the north end oi Great Salt lake. This stretch of track, 1-IT miles in length, is one of the most difficult and expen sive of the Hairiman system. The great work has cost the South ern Pacific company over £4,200,000. . The cut off runs from Ogd.cn west for 15 miles over level country before reaching th.» lakeshore and then crosse» the east arm of the lake, a v. idth of nine miles to Promontory : p'»iur, then 10 miles across the west arm of the lake, then across the Great . Salt Lake desert to Lueen, Nevada. 1 Across the east arm on the lake will be an almost continuous fill in sup porting the trestle. Near the middle of this will be a gap of 600 feet of i open trestle work left for the waters j of the Bear river, which Hows into this arm of the lake. Dry ail at Thanksgiving lia minet. L ondon , Nov. 20. —Thanksgiving i day was celebrated by the American ■ society in London by a banquet given at tne Hotel Cecil tonight. There were ; over 400 covers. William Jennings j Bryan was the guest of honor. The J speeches were flavored by the usual I seasonal cheer and references to An I glo-American friendliness. j The speech of Ambassador Choate j was followed by an ovation to Mr. I Bryan, which lasted for several min ! utes. Mr. Bryan, in responding, I paid a graceful tribute to the Eaglish J guests of the society. He thanked the British nation for the kindly forbear ance it had shown in receiving him, the protectionists for letting him land at all, and the gold bugs for not hav ing deported him immediately after his arrival. Touching the theme of Thanksgiving day, Mr. Bryan spoke eloquently of the natural resources and advantages of the United States for which the people must return their thanks to God, and of the ideals of liberty and progress, for which they must thank their English progenitors. He urged the necessity of the present generation bequeathing to posterity some gift commensurate with the bless ing they had received from their an ! ce-tors and suggested that they «be j queath the ideal of international ami ty, of which The Hague arbitration j tribunal was a lasting monument. Selecting Successor to Bishop Brondel. Spokane , Nov. 27. —Archbishop Alexauder Christie, of Portland, Ore,, the highest dignitary of the Roman Catholic church in the northwest, ; spent several hours in Spokane today ; in consultation with four Montana priests over the selection of a succès ; sor to the late Bishop Brondel, of the diocese of Montana. The Montana j priests were Fathers Day of Helena, j Callahan and DeSiere of Butte, and ! Piernat of Anaconda, who constituted ! the advisory board to the late bishop. No official statement was given out. It is understood that the four priests aud the archbishop agreed upon three names which will be forwarded to Rome. In the near future the bishops of Nisqually (Washington), Idaho ; and Oregon will meet to select three ■ other names and from the six thus j chosen the pope will name Bishop ! Brondel 's successor. No ceremony accompanied the »electing of th'e names. AS EXCITING MAX llt'NT. Three Chicago Murderers Captured After Desperate llattle With Officers. Chicago , Nov. 2".— Chained wrist to wrist, their hair matted with dried blood, their clothing covered with dust and dirt, Peter Niedermeir and Harry Vandiue, sat tonight in the presence of Mayor Harrison and Chief of Police O'Neil, calmly confessing to their share in a three months' career of crime, which includetllnine murders, the wounding of live other men, aud a long series of roblvr h s. The two young baud Us, neither of whom is over 21 years of age, to get h er with their companion, Emil Hoeski, were captured near Liverpool, Ind., today after a lieht, in which they battled against policemen, railroad detectives, railroad laborers and farmers. One man was killed, another fatally wounded and all three of the young bandits were wotnuled, bui not serious ly. Tile three men were wanted by the police tor complicity in the murders at the car barns of the Chicago City 11 ail way company on August- Int. when two men were killed, a third baiiiy wounded, and £2,250 stolen iron; the company. Gustave Marks, who last Saturday uighi murdered Officer John Quiun, Wh« tithe policeman endeavored to place iiirii under arrest, confessed after his capture that, he, in company with the three men, hatl committed the crimes at the car barns. The hunt for Vandinc, Niedermeier and Roeski has been hot ever since. Although they knew that the entire police force was looking for them, the three men re mained in the city until Wednesday morning. Ou Wednesday they left Chicago, going to a dugout made by railway laborers near the tracks of the Michigan Central railway near Millers, Ind. Last n'ght. thoy spent in another dugout near Miller's sta tion, Ind., and there they were sur prised by the police this morning. After a brisk exchange oi shots, during which several members of the attacking party were wounded, the bandits managed to escape from the dugout. After running about a mile across the country they came to the tracks of the Pennsylvania railway. A switch engine with a train oi cars was close at hand and, hurrying up to it, ordered Brakeiuan Sovea to un couple the train from the locomotive. He refused and attempted to take Niedermeir's revolver from him. The latter instantly sent a bullet through the brakemau's brain, laying him dead in the snow. Springing past Sovea's body, the bandits mounted the locomotive with revolvers in hand and ordered the engineer to move out in a hurry which he did, going in the direction of Liverpool, lud. After two miles had been covered the ban dits ordered the engineer to slow down, and leaping to the ground, dis appeared in the woods. When they left the train both men were nearly exhausted und unable to travel. The country at that place is rough, sandy and cut up by gravel pita. It is ground to travel over which would soon exhaust a vigorous man, aud the two desperadoes made slow progress. Farmers, railway la boreres and officers of the Pennsyl vania railway were coming up fast, and soon were on the fugitives' heels. It was easy to track them in the new fallen snow and the hunt was speedily closed. Prohibition Un Northern Pacifie. St. Paul, Nov. 27.— Nineteen hun dred and four will be a thirsty year along the lines of the Northern Pacific system. The management has decided to extend the order which has been in force for several years requiring strict sobriety while on duty by a new order that will be put in force January first absolutely prohibiting the use of liquor at all times and making a "quiet drink" sufficient cause for the dismissal of employes. Officials of the system, when asked to explain the reasous for the new order, simply say that sober employes are the best em ployes and that it has been found good practice to limit drinking, and that they believe it equally good busi ness judgment to prohibit it. Cleveland Is Not a Candidate. New York, Nov. 27. —Grover Cleve land has sent the following letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: "1 have wanted for a long time to say something which I think should be said to you before others. You can never know how grateful I am for the manifestation of kindly feeling towards me on the part of my country men, which your paper has brought out. Your advocacy in the Eagle of my nomination for the presidency came to me as a great surprise, and it h as been seconded in such a manner by democratic sentiment that conflict ing thoughts of gratitude and duty caused me to hesitate as to the time and manner of a declaration on my part concerning the subject, if such a declaration should seem necessary or proper. "In the midst of it all and in full view of every consideration presented, 1 have not for a minute been able, nor am 1 now able, to make up my mind to the thought that in any circum stances or upon any consideration I should ever again become the nominee of my party for the presidency. My determination not to do so is unalter able and conclusive. This you, at least, ought to know from me: and 1 should be glad it the Magic were made the medium of its conveyance to the public." The Rrooklvn Eagle, to the editor of which Mr. Cleveland's letter was addressee, announced today that the 'support it had given Mr. Cleveland for the democratic picsideutial nomi nation would now be eiven to Alton B. Parker, at present chief judge of the eo irt id' appeals of this state. sevvi ou om-.kK SNI>Ï'.,:V'.-> i. jo s Damage S 'sit .'liter As Case of £ » i A&aiasî ckauiil. ' A oi a e, nt anailer, and .•use with all eL: You:;, Nov. 2t',. oi my millions ever rcac'u the purse of a blue I am here to light this the vigor i possess. Thus ('.enouncing the suit, of .Mrs. Solon J. Vi a-in against his daughter, Me-. R-.aav: Maiiory Culver, as a plain ease of blackmail, Senator Clark , : Montana tonight announced his d< i unuination to bring the case to an immediate trial. He said there would be no compromise, even f it could be brought about by the pav ment m vi charade papers brutal a d aught'?; seat, n. tee serv: "This eu u the . i i! jf in ■i.i, ■ -enator h ich the re served a- a vasioti of his would have kicked ie elevator shaft." .in.st my daughter is simply an attempt, at blackmail, and I " ill insist with every ounce of ener gy I. possess that it be brought, to an immediate trial," said Senator Clark. "No blarkmailer has ever got the best of me yet, and 1 don't intend to give a live cent piece in this instance. 'vif any settlement is looked for from me the plaintiff in the case had better abandon the idea right away. This case must come to trial or bo dismissed for want of prosecution." The suit referred to was brought by Mrs. Solon j. Vlasto against Mrs. Culver, Senator Clark's daughter, to recover $500,000 damages for the alleged alienation of Mr. Vlasto's affections. a Ouiet Day in Congress. Washington, Nov. 27.— After a session of 2*> minutes' duration, the seuate adjourned today uutil next Tuesday. About 30 senators were present and the business of the session was confined almost exclusively to the introduction of relief bills. Mr. Payne moved that when the house adjourned today it be until Tuesday. Mr. Williams, the minority leader, said if the house were to stay in session it should proceed to the transaction of business. Mr. De Armond ( Dein., Mo. ) criti cized the republican majority, asking why they did not tinish their work and go home, or if they were going to stay in session, why limit themselves to two performances a week'/ After some debate Mr. Payne's motion was car ried, 81 to 63, division having been called for by Mr. Williams. a lüg Irrigation Project. Tacoma , Nov. 28. —A syndicate of Washington men has prefected a pro* ject to irrigate a large area adjacent to Billiugs, Montana. They propose making Billings another Yakima or San Jose. The undertaking is for the construction of a canal 50 miles long and 50 feet wide at the top, with a car» rying capacity of five feet of water. The supply will be taken from the Yellowstone river at Laurel, 17 miles west of Billings. The enterprise will be carried out by the Billings Land & Irrigation company, composed of VV. T. Clarke, Yakima: John Schram, a retired mer chant of Seattle, and H. W. Rowley. They selected Montana because of vast areas of arid lands available for rec lamation at a price which will place them within reach of the farmers of moderate means. They propose pur chasing all unsold property belonging to the original Billings townsite, to gether with thousands of acres of ad jaceut lands. CHICAGO BANDITS INDICTED. Each Member of the Gang Charged With Crime of Murder. Chicago , Nov. 28. —Indictments were found by the grand jury today against Harold Van Dyne, Peter Nei dermeier and Emil Roeski, the three young bandits who were arrested yes terday. An indictment was also found against Gustav Marx, who murdered Officer Quiun and was with the others in the majority of their crimes. Indictments were found charging Van Dyne with complicity in live mur ders: against Neidermeier for four murders, and against Marx for four murders, lloeski will stand trial ,for one murder. The following are the crimes for which indictments were vot ed by the grand jury : Van Dyne, Marx aud Hoeski, for the murder of Otto Bauder, July 0. Neidermeier, Van Dyne and Marx', for the murder of Prank \Y. Stewart during the car barn robbery Aug. 30. Van Dyne, Neidermeier aud Marx, for the murder of .lohn B. Johnson at the barn- at the. time Stewart was slain. Marx, for tlio murder of Detective. ! .1 ohn Quiun, Nov. 21. Van Dyne aud NeUlermeier. for the j murder of Adolph Johnson, Aug. 1, ; in site saloon of B. Lagrosse; aiso the niar.i • of Lagros.-.e at the same j It is the intention of States A'.tor ; ney Diucen to bring the men to trial I as quickly as possible, it may take t.vo trials, as all four ol the men worked together, but it happened j when the greater crimes were commit I ted one oi the number was absent. lloeski was not at the robbery of the j car barns and had no part in the mur ; der s committed at that time. Marx ! was a'oue when he killed Quinu, aud I was iu jail yesterday when the mur ; ders were committed in Indiana. Wither one of these two, therefore, : will probably have a separate trial unless a general plea, of guilty is made j by all four m -n. ! C hicago, N ov . 2'.).—Peter Neider* iiteier, one of the members of the quar i! tette of youug bandits, who, for the i last six mouths, have terrorized Chi cago, in another confession today. I added several more crimes to the long Mist already charged against him, Van j Dyne, Marx and Hoeski. With par ental love uppermost in Iiis mind, Nei ; dermoier offered to tell Chief of Po i lice O Neil! of a score of robberies, j burglaries and other crimes that he ! had committed, if the rewards offered j will only be given to his mother. J The police have been so appalled 1 liy Neidermeier's confessions that they hardly give credence to all his asser tions. It is thought his anxiety over his mother's welfare has prompted him to make himself the author of crimes he did not commit. From as sertions made by Neidertneier and Van D, tie today, it is said several arrests will be made. Hobstin It ants a liij; Navy. Washington , Nov. 29.— Former Commander Richmond Pearson Hob son, of the navy, has prepared a bill which he has requested Représenta tive Wiley, of Alabama, to introduce in the house on the convening of the Fifty Years the Standard RAKING POWDER Improves Hi« flavor and add* la the heaHMalaoee of A m load. « PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.. OHIOAQO. regular session of congress for the purpose he says, of making the United States the first naval power in the world, during the next 18 years. The bill makes a total appropriation of $2,750,000,000, a certain portion of which is to be used each year for new ships. Fifty million is made avail able for the present fiscal year, $00, 000,000 for the next and so on increas« ing by 810,000,000 each year up to 1923, when a lump sum of $100,000,000 is made to carry on the program to 192»» Itig LH cstock Show Is Open. C hicago , Nov. 28. — A record -break ing display of cattle, sheep and hogs at a horse fair, evörythingjas a side* show, will make the international livestock exposition, which opened to day at the union stockyards, an event to be remembered by cattle dealers all over the world. All the available space in the 05 acres of Dexter park will be utilized to provide accommoda tions for the 11,500 entries. Visitors from Canada, Brazil, Bel gium and Scotland are expected. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and ^ seven state governors are also ex pected, Cresceus and Dan Patch are on' exhibition with about 400 other , horses. A feature will be the repro j duct-ion of Posa Bonheur'.* famous j picture, ''Th.- 1 lorse Pair. " v, in lie lie Convicted.' S kua lia , Mo., Nov. 29.— Frank Damon shot aud killed F.mil Meyers here today. Last August Duntou's daughter committed suicide aud left letters connecting Meyers with her be tray a!. I.L.-r father was not at home and did not return until lately. This morning he interviewed a woman know-' iug ol the relations of Meyers aud his daughter, went to church, went to diu*» oer, and then went to Meyers' home, called him out and told him he wanted to hear his side of the girl's death» Meyers made a threat and Duuton shot him three times. Duntou is in custody. Phe sympathy of the com munity is with him. A Week in Congress. WASHINGTON, Nov. — The senate will not do any business other than of ti routine character during the present week. Jt will meet Tuesday aud un* less the house manifests a disposition by that time to reach a final adjourn ment, will adjouru over to the follow ing Friday. Tne understanding is that the senate will not originate the resolution for the adjournment of the session, but, some senators retain the hope that the house will send over an adjournment resolution not later than Friday. The Cuban reciprocity bill is on the calendar as unfinished busi ness, but no speeches will be made on it uutil alter the beginning of the regu lar session, a week from tomorrow. U<><trr Than a l'lunter. A piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound on the affected parts is better than a plaster for a lame back and for pains in the side or chest. Pain Balm has no superior as a liniment for the re lief of deep-seated, muscular and rheu matic pains. For sale by D. G. 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