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Vol. XXV. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 9, 1904. No. 3. PORT ARTHUR IS DOOMED. Japanese Occupy Forts and Surrender of Garrison Will Soon Follow. Che Foo, Nov. 3. —Information from Japanese sources indicates the Japan ese have captured a position placing the east side of Port Arthur at their mercy and practically sealing fate of the citadel. The Japanese have not occupied the main forts and highest points of the east hills, but they oc cupy in overwhelming numbers posi tions which will enable them to drive the Russians back whenever they de sire. When the Japanese occupy the east fort ridge they will completely dominate the other Russian forts with their artillery. When the Japanese drove the Rus sians from their strong position on the last range of hills in front of the fortress by a surprise attack on July 30, the Russians retired to the forts, but they also strongly held previously prepared advance lines to prevent the J apanese from closing upon the forti fied ridges. This line of forts was 14 miles long, forming a semi-circle from the east coast to four miles from the west coast and circling five miles northwest of Port Arthur. The for tress belt proper was a 12-mile semi circle from coast to coast. The J apanese are now in a position to commence the beginning of the end of the operations to capture the east ern fortified ridges. Their siege park has been completed by the placing of 11-inch howitzers. Tlie Canadian Elections. Ottawa, Nov. 3. —The Dominion parliamentary elections were held to day. The returns today point to the reelection of the Laurier government with a majority of between 70 and 80 in the house of commons, which is composed of 214 members. This is a Liberal gain of about 15. The Con servative leader, R. L. Borden, was defeated in his own constituency in Nova Scotia. The province of Quebec, Laurier's home, sustained the premier returning a large Liberal majority. The campaign was brief and remark ably free from political rancor, the principal issue being the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway with government aid. The Liberal government favored this project. IJoy Murderer Sentenced. Vancouver , B. C., Nov. 3.—John Kay, aged 17, was this evening found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged on January 17. The boy is in the last stages of consumption, and it is probable that he will never live to be hanged. The crime for which Kay is sentenced was particularly cold blooded. He went to a shack occupied by John Spittal, a hunter. Spittal was absent and Kay started to steal his rille and shotgun. Spittal re turned, and the boy shot him dead. He dragged the body into the cabin, placed blankets over it, exchanged his own coat and hat for those of the mur dered man and started out with the guns. These he sold in Vancouver. The evidence was purely circumstan tial. It was a month and a half after the crime before the body was found. ISaldwin Airship Escapes. St. Louis , Nov. 3.— The airship of Capt. T. S. Baldwin, which suddenly slipped away last night as it was be ing towed in from the country to the aeronautic concourse, was found to day 16 miles west of St. Louis. It was unharmed by its wild night flight save for two small rents in the gas bag, which Capt. Baldwin stated could be repaired in half an hour. When the Arrow escaped there was but enough gas to lift [he craft well off the ground. Inventor Baldwin ex pressed his belief at the time that the C0ld ^ ht air would condense the gas rapidly and cause the airship to come down in the vicinity of St. Louis. Af-j ter floating in the wind for sixteen , miles the airship came down to within a abort distance of the ground, and her anchor rope became entangled in the limb of a tree. This served as an anchor, and the airship was found so moored in a cornfield by farmers. Ten Killed In Mine. wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 2.—Ten mfners were crushed to death or drowned in the Auchincloss shaft of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western company at Nanticoke today victims with the exception of one are said to be Poles and Slavs. The men The to be lowered into the shaft, the total depth of which is 1,700 feet. At the bottom is a sump filled with had taken their position in the cage water. When the signal was given j the engineer for the men to descend, it 1 • i .v. • . u -, , i is said the engine got beyond control of the engineer and the cage fell to the bottom. The bodies were horribly mangled. Those that were not killed by the fall were drowned in the sump. Valuable Property In Litigation. New York, Nov. 3. —Real estate valued at fully $100,000,000 and in the possession of 28 persons is involved in a series of legal actions, one of which has just been brought in the supreme court. The properties lie in the districts bounded by Eleventh and Thirteenth streets and Fourth and Sixth avenues and Thirty-first and Thirty-third streets and Sixth and Eight avenues. In the present suit William Leboi teaux is the plaintiff and a publishing company is defendant. Leboiteaux contends that he has an undivided in terest in the property occupied by the company as one of the heirs of Joseph L. Arden, the original possessor of the two tracts, which at the time of his death in 1801 were known as the Arden farm. Believe It Is Kid Curry. Cheyenne , Nov. 3. —Kid Curry, alias Harvey Logan, the famous bau dit, is believed to be the leader of the outlaws who on Tuesday shot to death Cashier Middaugh, of the Cody bank, while attempting to rob that institu tion. Late yesterday afternoon the pc 3se surrounded the gang in a grove on Cottonwood creek but upon search >■ the grove this morning found that their quarry had slipped through the cordon of guards during the night and made good their escape. It is known that they secured fresh mounts and Curry is now leading them with all speed to the Hole-in the Wall country, where they will be safe from pursuit. They have a good start of the officers and it is now feared that they will evade capture. Rewards for the outlaws aggregate 825,000. An Employment Agency Swindle. St. Louis , Nov. 3.—George E. Hall, of Kansas C'itv, was today arrested by a deputy United States marshal on the charge of having obtained a fee of $2 each from 200 laborers for securing them employment and sending them to Alaska at their own expense to work for a construction company. The specific charge against him is that he used the mails to defraud. 1 is al leged that Hall represented himself to be an employer of labor for the Alas ka-Yukon Construction company, that he secured 200 laborers to go to Val dez, Alaska, and after collecting $27 from each, $2 as his fee and $25 for transportation expenses, he sent them to Alaska. Inspector Bennett de clared that when the laborers reached their destination they learned that there was no such company as the one named, and they made their way back as best they could after much suffer ing and hardship. Woman Charged With Burglary. Dexvek . Nov . 4 ,__ a ia , to [he Republican from Deranch, Wyo sheriff Stough of Fremont . -> ou • county, and Sheriff Fenton and po-"" f to „ aun . d0WDt having found the u . ail San Francisco, Nov . 3.—Mrs. Grace Squier, who is charged with burglary, was before Judge Cabiness yesterday, but the case was continued to await the arrival of her husband, who is in the interior of the state. She is a well dressed woman of refined manners and is said to be known in the east, though the detectives have not yet fully traced her history. She was first arrested for entering t he room of Mrs. Henry Campbell, on Turk street. Money and jewelry worth; over $3,000 were in her possession, but she claimed their ownership. Some of the valuables have been iden tified as the property of Mrs. Charles Oldage, and two pieces of silk found in her room match samples of stolen goods in the possession of the police. On Trail of llank Robbers. Horn, arrived here shortly af ter of the Cody bank robbers again, and followed it into the very heart of the bad lands. They are now not more than ten miles behind the outlaws. Reliable information reached here that the bandits have taken refuge at the ranch house of a sympathizer near the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall rendez-, volo , southwest of ^his place, and do not know that the officers have fol lowed them this far. Should the bandits remain in ignor ance of the plans to bottle them up in the rendezvous, then the fight will oc cur at the ranch home of their friend, for the two posses from the east and west will combine forces as soon as Webb arrives and close in on the ban dits at once. The officers here are completely worn out, but they are anxious for the fight. ROOSEVELT AND FAIRBANKS Republican Landslide Occurs in AH the Northern States. Victory Greater Than Expected By Campaign Managers. j re ^ eived up to 1 I ^ Votes aDci Parker V» m « % is. Nov. y.—If Maryland i indicated in the return i Minnesota New York republican. Roosevelt 151 in the toral college. From the re: urn hand the electoral vote will prob stand as follows: For Roosevelt— California Colorado Couneticut, Delaware Idaho !. II lino s Indian: Iowa Ivan a» Maryland ' ' Massachusetts Michigan Montana Nebraska Ne v ad a ....s.. . , New Hampshire New York New Jersey North Dakota .. Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania.... Rhode Island ! South Dakota ... Ltah ! Vermont j Washington We9t Virginia... Wisconsin Wyoming Total For Parker'— Alabm.a . 13 . 3 .325 \rkan-u- vi 9 Kentucky Louisiana .... M issi s'poi .. Missouri North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee 12 Texas 18 Virginia 12 | Fmriua j Georgi a j I Number of votes lege 47ii: necessary t Total for Parker 151 :i electoral col lect, £31). ROOSEVELT MAKES PLEDGE President Announces lie Not Reelection In 1908. Washington. Nov. s .—President Roosevelt tonight, as the election re turns clearly indicate the result, is sued the following statement: " I am deeply sensible of the honor done me by the American people in thus expressing their confidence in what I have done and have tried to do. I appreciate to the fullest the solemn responsibility this confidence imposes upon me, and I shall do all that in my power lies not to forfeit it. On the 4th of March next, I shall have served three and one half years and this constitutes my first term. The wise custom which limits the president to two terms regards the substance an( j QC ,t. the form, and unde cumstances will I be a candidate accept another nomination. cir for aDl1 ~' J democrats V T »» ater right blanks—oclv correct form published—for sale at the River Press office. a Republican Congress Chicago, Nov . 8.—Dispatches to the Associated Press up to midnight show that the republicans have elected 189 congressmen and the democrats 14U. Of the remaining (}1 districts, 30 represented by republicans IIOW THEY VOTED. Early Estimates of Election Result In Several Eastern States. New York , Nov. 8.—William Barues, chairman of the republican state committee, at 8 o'clock wired President Roosevelt at Washington a- follows; Your plurality in New York- state wili exceed 200,000: Rig gins elected governor by over 100,000. t oluä1bus O.—All precincts heard from in Ohio up ;o 8 p. m., showed repuU.can gaius, so Unit the republi •■'ai: -claim over 100.000 plurality for and a gaiu of one or two \Y. V ) L- V —Returns slow, •It will carry .> ! Detroit--Republican .-tale central committee claims returns they have I received from the state indicate Roose velt will have a majority of 12o,000 to 13"\0i>0. Indianapolis — At 10 o'clock Sen ator BeVrridee, who has been watch inj th. re 1 urn- clo-elv, said that Ro"- 1 vi',' s p.urality in Indiana w ^u n not ne | c .-- than 50,000, and I»: <. I. l> y I): i.| U i' the republi Cii n »1» : j ... joint !.. 1 ot i u the u Des OiNES — Lît- ports indicate Roosevelt curries Ii-wa by 12V00O. Topeka , Kas.—Returns coming ii slowly indicate Kansas has gone for Roosevelt by 80,000 and republican state ticket elected. St. Paul—As returns come in m freely, it. is apparent that Roosev -It's plurality will be over 100,000. Jotiu sou, ( Dem. ), f->r g >ve:'u <r is leading Dunn, (Rep.), In a substantial plu rality, and seems iik>'ly to be eleeti d unless Roosevelt's ti'euicuu ' u s plural ity should pu 1 1 Dunn through. RICHMOND, \ a.—Meagre returns indicate Parker's majority in Virginia by 2(i,000. columbia, S. C.—Parker carried South Carolina by 40,000 plurality. Democratic s.ate ticket elected, state legislature unanimously democratic. AUSTIN, iexas—Entire returns show that tlie vote today hardly exceed 375, 000, of which 250,000 were cast for Par ker, H0,00u for Roosevelt and balance scattering. m & & $ Parker Congratulates Roosevelt. •:sopus , N. Y., Nov. 8. -At a late! hour tonight, Judge Parker wired the! following to President Roosevelt; '•The people by their votes have practically approved your adminis tration, and i heartily congratulate you. ( Signed ) Alton B. Parker ." Protected l'y i r ederul /Jen\ er , Colo., Nov. j,—JutWc Marshall of the United States court has made permanent the temporary injunction recently issued, restraining members of the Cripple Creek Mine Owners' association and Citizens' Al- liance members and others from inter- fering with the owners and employes and property of the Interstate Mer- cantile company of Montana at Crip- ple Creek. I he store of the company was looted August 21 last and its em- ployers deported from the camp at the point of guns. -i-he decision gives tne company, which re-established its business under the temporary injunction, the full pro tectiou of the United States court. Judge Marshall rendered the decision in Salt Lake City and mailed it to Denver. It was filed in the clerk's office todav. ABOUT PORT ARTHUR. Russian Official Reports That Japanese Attack Was Not Successful. St. Petersburg , Nov. 5.--Great relief is felt in view of reports indi cating that the Japanese assaults on 1'ort Arthur have been unsuccessful. A direct report from the Russian con sul at Che Foo says he has received information from Chinese sources that the Japanese finally relinquished the attempt on November 3, the mikado's birthday, öfter losing enormously. The consul says the carnage was awful. The bombardment continued six days without intermission. No confirmation has been received here of the report that General Stoes sel was wounded. Among high offi cials at the war office, where the true conditions inside the fortress of Port Arthur are known, General Stoessel's ability to hold out against the efforts the Japanese concentrated on it during the last ten days is regarded as mar velous, but no confidence in the ulti mate result is entertained. Officers have been prepared to hear that the fortress had fallen. Chee Foo , Nov. 4.—Chinese who left Port Dalny yesterday evening re port that batches of wounded Japa nese were then passing through Dalny. They report that during the recent battle fresh Japanese troops were constantly going to the front. It is widely reported at Dalny that the Japanese killed or wounded in frout of Port Arthur during the last three mouths approximate 40,000. Practical Joker Was Killed. Springfield, 111., Nov. 4.— James M. Maxwell, president of the local un ion 03, United Mine Workers of Am erica, at \ irdeu, has been shot and killed by Ab Hull, a bartender, as a result of a practical joke. Hall was returning home after closing his sa loon through North park, when Max well, for a joke, stepped from behind a tree aud ordered Hall to throw up his hards. Hall, who has been a vie im 'if holdups recently, drew a revol ver and shot him in the stomach. Maxwell, who lived for several hours (fterwards, said he did not blame Hall or shooting him. Liberal Victory In Canada Toronto , Out , Nov. 4.— With six no re election districts to be heard rrum the result of the contest shows 'he liberals returned to power with a greater majority than ever. The Globd claims a majority of sixty-six for the government, which it predicts •v.II be increased to seventy. The Mail and Umpire, the opposition organ concedes 59 with one independent. The majority at dissolution was 59. The most remarkable feature of the The Difference in Cost between a good and a poor baking powder would not amount for a family's su pply to one dollar a year. The poor powder would cause doctors' bills many times this. D*. PRICE'S cream Baking Powder is the most economical in the end, be cause it goes further in leavening and insures perfect, wholesome food. When ordering of the grocer always call for Dr. Price's Cream Baking Pow der by name for good health and good food. It makes the finest cake, pud dings, flapjacks, biscuits and bread. NOTE.—There are many imitation baking pow ders which are sold from five Price Baking Powder Co ., cents to twenty-five cents a pound. They Chicago . should be carefully avoided as they are made from alum and are unhealthful. contest was the defeat of Borden, the conservative leader, in his own city of Halifax and the failure of the conser vatives of Nova Scotia to return a single member. His failure to carry a single seat in his own province may mean his retirement to private life. The government's new transconti nental railway scheme has been strongly endorsed by the West, the Northwest Territories returning nine straight supporters of the goveantnent while all the elections so far held in Britsh Columbia were favorable to the liberals. l)o Not Expect nig Battle. St. Petersburg, Nov. 6.—The army organ today publishes a long list of new commanders in the far east. The sweeping character of these changes may imply that there is no in tention on General Kuropatkin's part to assume the offensive during this year's campaign unless an exceedingly favorable opportunity offers. Indeed it begins to look like a deadlock be low Mukden for the winter, unless Port Arthur falls or the Japanese abandon the idea of renewing the con flict upon the fortress there, and settle down to a regular siege, either of which would release enough troops to give the preponderance necessary to try to force the Russians out of Muk den. In fact the latest dispatches from the front indicate that some such movement is preparing, though the best opinion at the war office holds to the view that there is not likely to be another big battle this year, one of the indications pointed out being the departure of many military attaches for the winter. Arrested Eor Alaska Murder. Ta com a , Nov. 5. —After having served a seven-year sentence in the United States penitentiary at McNeils Island, George Wilder, upon his re lease today, was re-arrested for the alleged murder, more than six years ago, at Skagway, Alaska, of Frank H. Reid. The indictment upon which the warrant for the arrest is based was returned against Wilder on No vember 9, 1898. Wilder is said to have been a member of the noted "Soapy Smith" gang. The sentence which he has just completed was for the crime of assault. Though unwil ling to discuss the murder charge, Wilder intimated that it was the re sult of a conspiracy against him and that h ; is perfectly willing to face it. Many Illegal Registrations. Tacoma, Nov . 4.— About400 illegal registrations have been discovered here. '1 he democratic and republican parties charge each other with exten sive colonization. It is claimed that the illegal voters expected to vote iu both Seattle and Tacoma.