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The River Press.
Vol. XXIV.
Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, December 2, 1903.
No. 6.
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
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
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
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.
! 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
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
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
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
"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
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 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
m vi
brutal a
d aught'?;
seat, n.
tee serv:
eu u
. i i!
jf in
■ -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
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.
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
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
Improves Hi« flavor and add* la
the heaHMalaoee of A m load.
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. Lock
wood, druggist.

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