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Vol. XXV. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 2, 1904. No. 2. thousands hear secretary hay. à Quiet Campaign Indicates Confidence In the National Administration New York , Oct. 2".— The crowd at the republican mass 0166110°; in Car negie Hall last night was so large that the doors were locked at 7:30 o'clock. At that time all the available space within the hall was filled aod several thousand people were crowded about the entrance seeking admission. John Hay, secretary of state, who made the first speech, was given an ovation when he appeared. The band played and the flags were waved in every part of the house, while the audience cheered. He said: "This campaign will be memorable in our annals as one of the quietest ever known. Rarely in our recollec tion has there been so little excite ment, so light disturbance of the or derly course of affairs. Why is it that these great assizes where 80,000, 000 of people are to decide in whose hands they are to place their interests for the next four years should be' ap proached with so little noise, with such unusual calm? Why is it that the American people are possessing their souls in such repose? "There is, I venture to say, no ex planation of this state of feeling, ex cept that the people of this country have made up their minds that there is to be for the present no change in the principles and policies that have proved so successful in the last eight years. They had resolved definitely and clearly in 1896 that their tempo rary aberration from the policy which as long ago as the time of Henry Clay was called the American system had not resulted favorably. They intrusted William McKinley with the task of bringing the country back to its old bearings, of restoring the well-tried ways of the national housekeeping. He showed himself worthy of their confidence. In four years the (îountry made great progress along its regular old-fashioned lines of healthy develop ment and in 1900 when he gave an ac count of his stewardship the people approved it and renewed his term of office. An unspeakable crime snatched him away from his glorious task and our loving confidence. "Theodore Koosevelt took up the burden our beloved chief laid down and with incomparable courage and strength has carried it ou. With the work of both these faithful servants the American people are satisfied. Believing and intending that the work shall go on in the hands and under the guidance which has been found so efficient, they are not wasting so much time as usual from their private affairs to show an interest which is too universal to need much advertis Montana Airship Tested St. Louis , Oct. 2". —Floating grace fully in the air at an average height of 30 feet above the heads of several thousand people, the airship designed and built by T. C. Benbow, of Colum bus, Mont., made what the inventor declares was a successful trial in the aeronautic concourse at the World's Fair today. The big cigar-shaped balloon bear ing its burden of car, motor, machin ery and operator arose from the ground at 5 p. m., and after navigat ing the air for 15 minutes, during which Benbow moved the prow of his vessel toward all points of the com pass, slowly descended to the ground near the starting place and was se cured by the attendants without a break having marred the success of the flight. While Benbow appeared to have absolute control over the ma chine, an anchor rope about 50 feet long was used, one end of which was held by an assistant during the entire flight. Population of California Increased. San Francisco , Oct. 27. —Accord ing to statistics compiled by T. Carey Friedlander, secretary of the Mer chants' exchange, of San Francisco, the population of California has in creased considerably since the last census was taken in 1900. Mr. Fried lander's figures are based on the quantity of flour consumed through out the state, and the average con sumption of flour per capita in the United States. With these figures as a basis for his calculations he finds that the population of California is about 1,756,000, an increase of nearly 300,000 since the census of 1900. Carpet Wools Are Scarce. New York , Oct. 27. —An advance in the price of carpets is expected in a few days as a direct result of the Rus so-Japanese war. The war has forced the price of carpet wools so high that the manufacturers have been making goods at a loss for some time. Rus sia and China are the two great sources of supply for carpet wools. Both countries have been denuded practically of their supply. Russia has taken her own wool for clothing her soldiers and Japan has bought up all the available Chinese supply. What is left has advanced iu price un til it is almost on a level with the finer clothing wools, and in addition to this the increasd valuation has put it into a class payiDg much higher duty. BRITISH WAR PREPARATIONS. Russian Attack Upon Fishing lloats May Cause Serious Trouble. London , Oct. 28.—Notwithstanding the diplomatic check in consequence of Admiral Rojestvensky's report, it is evident that Great Britian is prepar ing for the possibility of war. Tre mendous activity is reported from all dockyards where vessels under repair are being made ready for sea under urgent orders of the admiralty. At Cardiff, it is stated that admir alty agents are securing great quanti ties of coal for Gibraltar, Portsmouth, Malta and other ports and paying high freights. The Mediterranean fleet is hastening in the direction of Gib raltar, and it is announced that, the channel squadron, with decks cleared will leave Gibraltar early this morn-1 ing. It is alleged the object is a! sham attack on the rock. The home fleet likewise is concentrating. In fact, almost the entire British navy is pointing in the direction of the Baltic fleet, a portion of which is expected to sail from Vigo during today. St. Petersburg , Oct. 27.—Vice Ad miral Rojestvensky's explanation of the trouble is fully as sensational as the news of the firing upon the fishing fleet, which set all England aflame. He declares he was attacked in the darkness by two torpedo boats which came upon the squadron from the di rection of the fishing fleet. He opened fire and believes he sank one of the torpedo boats, the other making off for cover among the fish ermen. As soon as he noticed fishermen Admiral Rojestvensky ceased firing. He proceeded on his way without leaving any vessel hind and says he believes the vessel which the fishermen reported remained on the scene for six hours, without off - ering su.'cor to the drowning, was the other turpedo boat, either waiting for her consort or repairing damage in flictedby the fire of his ships j thei j j be i j I New York Subway Opened New york, Oct. 27.— The Rapid Transit railroad, the subway, as it is popularly known, and the most colos-1 sal undertaking of its kind in the|^ world's history, was formally opened today wtth imposing ceremonies. At 1 o'clock the first train was started over the road, operated by Mayor Mc Clellan in person. Bands of music! were stationed at all the principal. stops along the route. Included among the passengers on the •first, train were the city officials of the In-1 terborough company, a large party of, distinguished engineers and other in vited guests. - It is estimated that the road will carry 115,000,000 passengers a year., The fare is five cents. When the ex-. tension to Brooklyn, under the East river, has been completed, it is esti mated that the road will carry 200. 000,000 passengers a year. The tragedy of the entire work, which up to date has cost about 120 lives, lies practically in the division on Park avenue. A series of misfor tunes and accidents befell this section, causing a number of deaths, entailing many damage suits and financially raining the subcontractor who to crown the dark chapter on the subway story, finally lost his life in a blast ing accident. Government Collects Head Tax San Francisco , Oct. 28.— The United States attorney general has decided that t'olector Stratton must continue to exact from the steamship companies the head tax of $2 uponj aliens in transit. The law provides that no head tax shall be collected for this class of passengers, but the department has! insisted that the tax be paid in the form of a deposit, to be repaid to the! companies upon proof offered by them that the alien tourists have passed out of the country 3,000 miles from here. The transportation companies took the ease before the United States cir cuit court, and Judge Morrow, a few weeks ago, decided that the collection of this so-called deposit was illegal. The government, however, will con tinue to collect the tax until its legal ity shall have been determined on appeals. A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT. Russia and England Agree to Submit Their Dispute to Arbitration. | tion bv th St. Petersburg , Oct. 28.— Orders have been telegraphed to V"ce Admir al Rojestvensky to detain at Vigo all the warships which took part in the North sea incident. The emperor has approved the prqpo.-al to submit the North sea incident to an international tribunal. The appointment of arbitrators will be discussed tomorrow. The final in quiry will be held at The Hague under the rules of the Hague convention. The only detail which remains to be arranged is the consent of Spain to permit that portion of the Russian fleet concerned in the North sea inci dent to remain at Vigo until the in quiry is completed. London , Oct. 23. —The cabinet today considered ihe Russian proposition to submit the question of individual re sponsibility to a commission. The details of the examination of this com mission have not yet beeu quite deter mined upon, but Russia has expressed her willingness tu detach the com mander of the Second Pacific squad ron and such other individuals as may be found to have been directly concerned iu the firing, for examina commission. By agreeing to abide oy the verdict of this commission, Russia would un dertake to carry nut seuienee which it may impose, and thereby the guaranty of punishment, which is so distasteful to Russia, may b^- obviated. Tlw ^e of Port Arthur. St. Petersburg , Oct. 28.— Alarmist reports from foreign sources of the alleged situation of the Port Arthur garrison, and of a renewal of the Japanese attack on that stronghold have created considerable popular anxiety over the fate of the for r which, it must be coniVs-eii, I,.»; a I most be-'n overlook, d by the ...uoiio the last few days, owing to the ab sorbin# interest >akeu in the North SeH e,jm P'cii.ions. The government simply says it is without direct ad vices, though it realizes that the situ al ' ou 111 lhe f° rtresa must be growing daily more difficult. However, it maintains the firm belief that the gar rison will be able to hold on*. Tokio , Oct. 28. —It is reported that the Japanese opened a despera'te gen eral attack on the eastern forts of the Keekwan group north of Port Arthur during the morning of October 26 and silenced the Russian batteries. A shell exploded the Russian magazines. Simultaneously the Japanese attacked t, ' le f° rts ou Rihluug mountain and Snughohowian mountain, silenced the uss ' aD batteries and stormed and oc<?u P'ßd the forts iu front of these mountains. JkfElrson City , Mo., Oct. 27.— Senator Fairbanks, republican candi . date for vice president, is touring the state of Missouri, accompanied by National Committeeman Thomas J. Atkius of Missouri, former United j States Senator W. E. Mason of Tlli j nois and .J. E. Swanger, republican ; candidate for secretary of state of Missouri. Senator Fairbank* opened his speech j here with an explanation of the repub j lican idea of protection and stated that the results of a protective policy have ! saved the country from stagnation. Fairbanks Tours Missouri. In conclusion be paid a tribute to President Roosevelt and asked for the loyal support of the candidacy of Cy rus P. Wal bridge fur governor of Missouri. Too .Much Wind l or Airship. ST. Louis , Oct. 2(3.—-The airship in vented and constructed by Benbow of Montana, which has been in the World's Fair aeronatic aerodome, was brought into the concourse and made ready for a flight in the event that the wind would should die down. After waiting several hours Mr. Ben bow decided that the wind would not decrease sufficiently to warrant a flight returned to the aerodome. It is expected that an attempt to fly the ship will be made either Fridav. today ' and the alrdhlp wa ] A Million Dollar Fire. New York , Oct. 28. —Fire believed to have beeu of incendiary origin, swept the piers, warehouses and ship ping at the Bush Terminal company's stores, South Brooklyn, early today. The loss is estimated at more than $1,000, Û0Û. One life, that of a police man, is known to have been lo=t, and other dead may be found later. Four fine ocean-going steamers were badly damaged, having been ablaze from bow to stern and hundreds of thou sands dollars worth of cotton, hemp and the general cargo that the Ciiina ships bring in, were partially de stroyed. After a battle of more than three hours by the entire Brooklyn depart ment, the flames were pronounced un der coutrol. At first the firemen could make no headway. Fanned by a stroDg breeze, the smoke from the burciug hetnp prevented the men from approaching one section of the fire, while the blaze in the burning cotton and in the holds of the steamships could not be affected bv the water. Teachers Want Better Pay. j Spokane , Oct. 28.—The State j Teacher's association of Washington i will ask the next state legislature, ( which conveues in December of this year, to pass a law fixing the mini I mum salary to be paid to pedagogues in this slate ot $60 per mouth for hold ers of first grade teachers' certificates, $55 to those holding second grade cer tificates and $50 for the third graders. Many teachers of the state feel that they are underpaid, and they may make a vigorous and concentrated ef fort to have the matter remedied by legislation. The llonbow Airship. St. Louis , Oct. 28. —The Exposition Company ill'» t.fternoon completed ar rangements with Thomas Benbow, of Columbu->. Mont., whereby his airship the Meteor, -.\ i 11 be on exhibition in the aerodouie üaily beginning tomor row, and unless the wind is blowing a gale will give exhibitions of captive flights, demonstrating the dirigibility of the craft, between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock e >ch afternoon. If the weather conditions are favorable, Benbow will alt mpt daily li ghts from the aeronautic field to the Plaza St. Louis and aeturn. He «ill receive a prize oil'..red by the .xp - tion man agement for every rout.d l.-.p made be tween th-' trie two points specified. The Meteor has be. n carefully exam ined and pronounced in perieet con dition, and Mr. Beubow bus expressed himself confident of being able to accomplish this feat every nay that weather conditions are favorable. M nil j Miners Killed Ity Fxplnsion. Trinidad , Colo., Oit 28 —Themost terrific explosion iu the history of coal mining iu Coiorado occurred this afternoon at mine Nu. 3, oi tiie Rocky Mountain Fuel & Iron c n.pany, at Tercio, 40 uiiies due west of Trinidad, and the number of dead is variously placed at between 30 and 00 men. The number reported as having gone into the mine this morning was 17 miners and four company men. This afternoon many more miners are known to have gone into the mine, and the exact number of dead may never be known as the mine is burn ing and in all likelihood the bodies will be cremated. It is not thought possible that anyone in the mine can escape death if they are Dot all dead already. Nearly all the miners em ployed are Slavs. The mine is a new one, opened only a year ago, and ex tended 2,000 feet into the hill. The explosion is supposed to have been caused by dust. Embezzler Located In Mexico. San Francisco , Oct. 28.— A. A. Kratz, formerly a member of the com mission firm of Kratz & Donandi, of this city, who is alleged to have ab sconded with $18,000, has been ar reted iu Cauanea, Mexico. Papers for his extradition are being prepared. On Sept. 15, four days before he was to have been tried on a charge of em bezzlement, Kratz was reported to have committed suicide at Loug Beach, near Los Angeles. Tt is said Kratz has been living at Cananea un der the name of G. A. Wood. Tillman Will i:nter Ministry. Columbia , S. C., Oct. 28— James H. Tillman, the former lieutenant gov ernor of South Carolina, who while in office killed Editor N. G. Gonzales in Columbia, has decided to enter the Methodist ministry, and has written a prominent minister here, telling him that he has applied to the Methodist conference for admission. The for mer lieutenant governor is a nephew of Senator B. R. Tillman. The kill ing of Editor Gonzales and the subse quent trial of Col. Tillman aroused considerable interest throughout the south. Parker Thanks Hryan. Esopus , Oct. 28.—After reading Bryan's closing speech in Indiana in the newspapers this morning Parker seLt the NebrasKan the following tele gram: "I wish to thank you for the splen did service you have rendered to the democratic party in Indiana and else where during the present campaign." DEMOCRATIC PREDICTIONS. j Claim Enough Votes to Elect Parker and a Majority In Congress. I I New York , Oct. 29. —Secretary Woodson, of the national democratic committee, tonight said: "Parker is already practically elect ed. We are confident that he will get 280 votes, and hope he will get many more. We will carry New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiaoa, Mary land, West Virginia, Idaho, Colora do, Utah and Nevada. ! 'The republicans are sure they are going to carry Ohio, but we are not sure. In fact it would not surprise me greatly if Parker should carry the state. The death of Mark Hanna, Charles Foster and former Governor Nash has weakened the republican party greatly in Onio and the demo crats have been doing some fine work there. Every county and township in the state is organized and our leaders assert we have good chances of carry ing the state. Washington , Oct. 29. —Chairman Cowherd, of the democratic congres sional committee tonight issued a statement claiming 225 seats in the Fifty-ninth congress for ,the demo cratic party. He based his prediction on the claimed streugth of the nation al ticket in the east and to "local dis sensions in the republican ranks in the middle west." Mr. Cowherd says: "As the situation stands at present the prospects are that the democrats will carry 225 out of 386 districts in the United States. In the estimate I have included the states of Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. These are all doubtful, as matters uow stand. The democratic chances are excelleut in two of these states. Our gains in the east will be due largely to the strength of the ticket. In the middle west they will be due more particularly to local dissensions in the republican ranks. History of Indian Affairs Washington , Oct. 30.— A revised edition of the compilation of laws and treaties relating to Iodiau affairs, compiled and edited uoder direction of congress by Charles J. Keppler, chief clerk on Indian affairs, has been issueu by me government printing of fice. T his compilation is embraced in two quarto volumes of 1,200 pages each, and contains all treaties ever uiaüe with the Indian tribes aud all laws relating to the various Indians enacted by congress up to the present time, together with legislative orders creating reservations, proclamations, statistics, trust funds, etc. The revised edition includes the sig natures to treaties, many treaties that were heretofore unobtainable, and other useful information. Each vol ume is fully indexed, making research ty MfW > t\5 & n "After & 11 ? there js nothing like CREAM BAKING POWDER I have iised it with satisfaction for nearly forty years/ 9 easy. The statutes at large are fol lowed in its make-up. The compila tion of the Indian treaties and law has been recommended for many years by the secretary of the Interior, commis sioner of Indian affairs and both In dian committees of congress. Roosevelt Answers Tyner. Washington , Oct. 28.— By direc tion of the president, Secretary Loeb today sent to James N. Tyner, the former assistant attorney general for the postoffice department, a letter in reply to Mr. Tyner's letter dated Octo ber S and made public last night. The letter says that the question of Mr. Tyner's guilt on the criminal charge on which he was tried has been passed upon by a jury and the presi dent acquiesces in the jury's finding, "but the evidence seems to him so overwhelming that you (Mr. Tyner) were guilty either of moral obliquity in performance of duty or the grossest inefficiency." Sixteen Million School Pupils. Washington , Oct. 30,—The report of the commissioner of education for the fiscal year euding June 30, 1904, made public today by the secretary of the interior, shows that 16,009,631* pu pils, or 19 per cent, of the entire popu lation of the country, attended the public schools during that year. As compared with the previous six years, the precentage shows a slight decrease in the number of pupils as compared with the total population. The total cost of the public school system is given as $251,457,625. This is an increase of $16,000,000 over the previous year. It amounted to $3.15 per capita of the total population and $22.95 per capita per pupil. Kansas Treasury Is Short. Topeka , Kan., Oct. 29.—At noon today the governor gave out a long report from State Accountant Rowett showing additional startling short ages in the state treasury, aggrega ting in all about $31,000 and covering funds transactions concerning Pratt, Cowley, Nemaha and other counties. Accountant Rowett draws no conclu sions from his findings. He simply records the fact that cer tain blocks of bonds were purchased on certain dates by the school fund commissioners and that certain inter est payments were made on these bonds which are not accounted for on the books of the state treasurer. The shortages in Cowley county which has paid nearly $5,000 into into the state treasury that is not accounted for, is the greatest. Reno county is short nearly $4,000. Allen county has paid over $2,600 aud McPherson over $2,100 which is not accounted for.