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Vol. XXV. Port Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 16, 1904. No. 4. JAPAN WANTS PEACE. Her proposition to End the War Was He jeeted By Russia. L ondon , N ov . 10.— Japan unofficial ly ha* made représentations to Russia looking to peace. This action baa re sulted in failure and such representa tions even privately are not likely to be repeated by the Japanese. Al though the suggestion of a pacific set tlement was made unofficially it had in fact the weight of official approval. It was made direct to Russia. No power acted as an intermediary. The proposition was put forward tenative ly and unofficially so that the Japa nese government would be in a posi tion to deny any report that It was suing for peace. The failure of these direct negotia tions has resulted in bringing inter vention within a measurable distance. Foreign Secretary Lansdowne'« plea for arbitration yesterday evening at the Guild hall banquet is taken here to be a pointed suggestion to the United States and France that the time is approaching when the powers must take some action. It can be definitely stated that Lord Lansdowne made his speech with full knowledge that the Japanese will not resent a proposition looking to peace from the tbree powers (the United States, France and Great Britain). There is a definite Impression here that the initiative will come from President Roosevelt, though the ac tion would be joint. It is mentioned that Lansdowne only spoke so openly yesterday evening because he had Great Britain to be lieve that Mr. Roosevelt, if elected, contemplated making an effort to bring the belligerents to discuss terms of peace. Washington , Nov. 10.— Empha* tically, but with all courtesy, Russia through her ambassadors abroad, has several times Informed the neutral powers that she would brook no medl atlon at this time in her war with Japan. It can be announced that Russia expects her wishes will be re speeted by all the powers to which Russia has communicated her views. Slekening Seenas at Port Arthur. L ondon , N ov . 10.—Special dis patches from Port Arthur and Chee Foo add little to the recent news of the beseighing operations at Port Arthur, but give terrible descriptions of the conditions of the besieged. The Dally Mail's correspondent be fore Port Arthur described the Rus sian killed, and those taken prisoners as greatly emaciated, and asserts that the men subsist entirely on a daily ra< tlon of less than two pounds of black bread. The Dally Mall's Chee Foo correct pondent declares that the task of bury Ing the bodies of the slain at Port Ar thur is now beyond control and that the corpses are simply pitched into the dock excavations near Golden Hill, where there is only a few feet of water. The condition of the helpless women is heartrending. Several groups of them going to market have been blown to pieces. The street scenes there are said to be sickening. Governor Peabody Defeated. Denver, Nov . 10.— D. B. Fairley, republican state chairman, today abandoned his claim that Governor J. H. Peabody had been re-elected, and the governor himself conceded his defeat. Both sides are claiming the legislature, and the result will be in doubt until the official count is made in Denver and Pueblo. After conceding the election of Adams today, Governor Peabody said: "The campaign just closed has been one of principles not candidates. I have tried to maintain peace and quiet, law and order in this state, as was justly possible, and iu no case did 1 exceed the law as interpreted by the supreme court of the state. If the peoplé of the state, by their votes, failed to approve that policy, I am still satisfied. The people know what they want, and they always have the ballot with which to get it." President Is Delighted Washington , Nov. 10.—Ten thous and congratulatory messages have been received by President Roosevelt. Every mail today brought large num bers of congratulatory letters. Not withstanding the immense number, the president has decided that all are to be answered and this work will require perhaps several weeks. To several callers today the president expressed his gratification that the republicans had been successful in Missouri, where a republican victory had not been an ticipated. Commenting on the fact that the election of a republican legislature in Election Returns of Chouteau County.—Unofficial. OFFICES AND CANDIDATES. For Presidential Electors: Republican Fusion , People's Party Socialist Party Socialist Labor Party Prohibition Party For Representative in Congress: Jos. M. Dixon (rep) Austin C. Gormley (fusion) John H. Walsh (soc) For Governor: William Lindsay (rep) Joseph K. Toole, (fusion) Malcolm G. O'Malley (soc) For Lieutenant Governor: Ernest W. Kins (rep). Edwin C. Norris (fusion) John W. Frinke (soc) For Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Theodore Brantly (rep) D. F. Smith (fusion) Charles M. Parr (koc) For Secretary of State: Abraham X. Yoder (rep) Miles Romney (fusion) Henry Lynch (soc) For Attorney General : Albert J. Galen (rep) Chas. H. Hall (fusion). ;son(sof). Evan O. Jackson (soc> For State Treasurer: James H. Rice (rep) David G. Browne (fusion) Erlck Olson (soc) For Clerk of the Supreme Court: John T. Athey (rep) Finlav McRae (fusion) John Peters (soc) For State Auditor: Harry R. Cunningham (rep) Philip C. Goodwin (fusion)... Wilms * Jium C. Phelps (soc). For Superintendent of Public Instruction: Wilfred E. Harmon (rep) John M. Kay (fusion) It. Anna German (soc) For Representatives in State Legislature: O. P. Brigham (rep) Thomas M. Everett (rep) L. Newman (dem) A. W. Zieharth (dem) For Sheriff: Frank McDonald (rep) John Buckley (dem) For Treasurer: John C. Sullivan (rep) B. F. O'Neal (dem) For Clerk of District Court: Charles H. Boyle (rep) L. O. Hudson (dem) For Clerk and Recorder: William R. Leet (rep). n) J. M. Kelly (dem) For Assessor: Arthur E. Lewis (rep) J. H. Roberts (dem) For County Attorney : Charles N. Pray (rep) J. K. Bramble (dem) For County Auditor: Bernard L. Powers (rep) John Many (dem) For Superintendent of Schools : i_. Acnes Atkinson (rep) Mrs. E. G. Crutcher (dem) For Coroner: Albert G. Gray (rep). Frank Lentmer (dem) For Public Administrator: A. L. Lewis (rep) John Neubert (dein) For County Surveyor: Albert W. Merrifleld (rep) Amendment to the Constitution: For the Amendment Against the Amendment T otal N i-mbeii of B allots. •21 ; »> IS 3 IS IS IS :s M4« «9 1 5 1471 its» ms ism 1379 TO? 19 1885 075 84 MM 643 91. 18!» 820 138# #48 4 1377 643 il» 1344 1988 779 734 1883 1054 186» 968 1366 14(8 744 1661 B48 1788 807 18» 961 136» twe 1186 964 1360 791 701 104 Missouri probably meant the election of Tenator Cockrell's successor, the president spoke of Senator Cockrell's services to the country. He referred to Mr. Cockrell's usefulness in the state and to his great and valuable knowledge of public affairs, to his stainless character and unswerving patriotism in all crises. Missouri Goes Republican. St. Louis, N ov . 10. —Unofficial re turns from 85 out of 114 counties 1c Missouri give Roosevelt a plurality of 10,495 over Parker, and Folk, dem., for governor, a plurality of 30,800 over Walbridge, rep. According to democratic authority, the other coun ties will show a gain for Folk and a probable loss for Roosevelt. There is nothing iu the returns re ceived thus far today to indicate any change in the statement made last night that Missouri's congressional delegation will stand ei^rht democrats and eight republicans, a gain of seven for the latter. This much is conceded by the democratic leaders. A republican majority on joint bal lot in the general assembly is conced ed by the democrats, who have lost control of the legislative body for the first time in 46 years. Pennsylvania Breaks the Record Philadelphia , Nov. 10.—Complete but unofficial returns received by the Associated Press from every county in the state, with the exception of Allegheny, in which Pittsburg is situ« ated, but from where a close estimate has been obtained, shows that Presi* dent Roosevelt's plurality in Penn* sylvania bas reached 494,952, probably the largest plurality ever given a presidential candidate by any state In the political history of the country. President Roosevelt's total vote, ac cording to figures at hand is 830,552, and Judge Parker's 335,000. McKin ley 's total vote in 1900 was 712,60.}, and Bryan's 424,322. A Nebraska llli/zard. Omaha, Nov . 10.— A fierce snow storm which began late last night con tinued all over the northern and north east portion of Nebraska today. A dispatch from Norfolk says that it in creased in fury, reaching the propor tions of a blizzard. The temperature has fallen, it is reported, below the freezing point. President Will Attend Exposition. Washington, N ov . 10.— President Roosevelt has promised to attend the Louisiana Purchase exposition on Saturday, November 20. He made this promise tonight to a committee from St. Louis, headed by Mayor Wells, who came to Washington es pecially for the purpoif of inviting him 'I visit the fair. The probability is tli h he president may remain in St. L mu » until the uiifht of Sunday, N»>v. it.hit 27- The president hB» been anxio 1 '!» to go to St. Louis to see the fair • v«i s.lie* the opening. However, the pr sicen'ial i-ompaign impelled him to its 1111 to tue eu»-, aud in Aug ust he «m i toi med William Thomp son, tri-asuiii- < t he exposition. Will Transfer Elk llerd. BaKERSFIELD , C'a!.. X -j v. 1»*.— Word was received tonight that the herd of 150 elk which for the lust 15 years has been protected oo th.- M il ici' and Lax rauch, of this city, is to be transferred to the g >vernuieiii reser vation, 30 miles from Exeter. Dr. Miram ot the state geological survey will have charge of removing the ani mals. 'I htriy-five of the beat vequeros from all parts of the state have been engaged and the work of corralling the elks will begin Saturday. Hcatli Caused Uy Fright. New York, N ov . ll.—Frederick Ewe, a young tradesman, who always had borne a good reputation until he was arrested ten days ago on charges made by two little girls, died in a cell in the Jersey City jail today. It is believed that his death was due to fright, and constant worry as to what fate had in store for bim. Ewe was one of the 14 Hudson coun ty tr.en arrested on serijus charges preferred by little girls and bis deatn adds another dramatic link to the cases which have excited Hudson county. Already many reputations in Jersey City and Hoboken have been shattered, and two of the suspects are said to have tried to commit suicide. Since his confinement in the jail Ewe had continually protested his in nocence. Fear of conviction, however, preyed upon him constantly. He fre quently awoke with startled screams and told the keepers of terrible dreams in which the faces of bis accusers ap peared. Today when his cell was en tered Ewe's body was lying oo the floor. His face was distorted with fear, and the doctors said tbnt death probably came as a result of the frightful dreams that had haunted him. Hay Will Be Secretary of State Washington, N ov . 11.—President Roosevelt made the announcement to* day that John Hay would continue as secretary of state during the four years beginning March 4, 1905. "You may state positively," were his words, "that Mr. Hay will continue as secre tary of state to the 4lh of March, 1909." The president was asked regarding other possible cabinet changes, but indicated that there was nothing to be said at present. His aunouncemeut regarding Secretary Hay was made tu a number of newspaper reporters in his office !a e in the af ernoon. Mr. Hay's succession to the »täte depart ment portfolio tixea the most import air. j/ltice in the cabinet, and is the first an i only stjp so far taken in that direction. Ilig lire at Cards ton. Lethukidue , Nov. 11.—The most serious tire in the history of Cardston, the center of the Mormon district in Alberta, is reported. It started iu Horner's harness shop, which was soon destroyed, followed by the Al beria hotel and stables, McPerry's residence, blacksmith shop and Allen's barn. The weather, fortunately was calm, otherwise the greater portion of the town would have been destroyed. Allen's large general store was saved after a considerable effort. The loss will total $20,000: the insurance is not known. State Treasurer Resigns. TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. 11.— State T reasurer T. T. Kelley tonight ad dressed a letter to bis bondsmen, through H. P. Dillon, who are hold ing Kelly 's resignation iu escrow, telling them to turn the resignation over to Governor-elect Hoch. Mr. Hoch has promised to make a com plete investigation of the Kansas treasury after hi» inauguration. If the investigation discloses auy of the ; irregularities ou the part of Kelley with which he is charged the resigna tion will be accepted. Otherwise, it will be returned to Kelley. Japan Would Weleoine Peace. London, N ov . 11.—Commenting on the Jupauese peace proposal, which Russia rejected, Baron Hayashu says Japan does not want io go on fight ing for ever. Japan would welcome the efforts of the United States, Great Britain and France in the direction of w f art DR. PRICE'S f*Bi?Aiur BAKING POWDER makes home baking easy. Nothing can be substituted for it in making, quickly and perfectly» delicate hot biscuit, hot-breads, muffins, cake and pastry. Priok Baking Powdm Co.. Chioaqo. peace. Nothing ean be done, how ever, until after the fall of Port Ar* thur. The opinion is expressed In high of* ficlal quarters that Rooaevelt intend« to make an effort to bring the bellig erents to discuss terms of peace. In such action Great Britain would be glad to participate.