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Vol. XXV. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, November 23, 1904. No. 5. THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS Delegates Entertained By Bull Fight In Mexican City. El Paso, Nov . 17.—The third day of the National Irrigation congress was marked by the reading of a num ber of interesting papers in the var ious section meetings in the ir.orning, a reception in the afternoon in the sis ter city of Juarez, by Governor En rique Creel of Chihuahua, the witness in? of a bull fight in Juarez after the reception, and the selection of the next meeting place and the adoption of many important resolutions to night. During the day Senator Newlands of Nevada and Wm. E. Smythe of California withdrew from the race for president in favor of Governor Par dee of California, and his selection, it is said, will be unanimous at the closing session of the congress. Friday will be taken up with resolu tions and a big ball at night in the con vention hall will close the twelfth nat ional congress. Texas and Mexico advocated the construction of a dam at El Paso, and the government en gineers approved the plan of New Mexico for a dam at Elephant butte. The Elephant butte site was selected and work will probably be commenced soon. The new dam will serve to re claim 190, 0Ü0 acres of land in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico above and around El Paso. The committee on permanent organi zation tonight recommended that the following officers be choseu for the en suing year: Governor George C'. Pardee of Cali fornia, for presidency. Judge L. M. Shurtliff of Oklahoma, for vice president. Congressman J. H. Stephens, sec ond vice president. Hon. E. H. Smith of Oregon, third vice president. In addition to these, one vice presi dent may be selected by each state. Portland, Ore., was selected as the next meeting place of the congress on the first ballot, after two hours of speech-making. Boise, Idaho, was the only competitor. The voting was 2 to 1 in favor of the Oregon city and Portland was chosen unanimously. Boise and Los Angeles both gave no tice that they would ask for the con gress the following year. Roosevelt Elected Roosevelt. Oswego, N. Y., Nov. 10. —At the buckwheat breakfast given by Sena tor Piatt, Senator Depew was one of the after-breakfast speakers. Refer ring to the election, Senator Depew asked: "What elected Roosevelt?" "The answer is as clear as revela tion," he went on. "Roosevelt elected Roosevelt. No personality in Ameri can public life ever stood out so dis tinct in individual characteristics in emphasized traits peculiarly his own and in outspoken confidences with the whole people, like President Roose velt. The qualities which his enemies caricatured or anathematized were the ones that endeared him to his coun trymen." Parker Opens Law Office. New York, Nov. 10.— Judge Alton B. Parker, recent candidate for presi dent, opened a law office today. At the same time he announced that he had become a resident of this city; that Mrs. Parker would join him here today and that they would at once se cure a home in this city. He said he had not entered into partnership with anyone and would practice law aloue. Committed Suicide In Court Room. Chicago, Nov . 16.—While being ar rainged in court today Charles Shyok, a saloonkeeper, fired a revolver sev eral times at his wife and child anil then committed suicide. The child was wounded but not seriously Dur the shooting Mrs. Shyok fell uncon scious and was thought to have been killed. She, however, had only faint ed. When the woman revived her hus band lay dead and the courtroom was in wild confusion. The charges on which Shyok was being tried related to a family disturbance. To Reorgaifize Livestock Association. Denver, Nov. 16. —A special com mittee has been appointed to draw up a plan of reorganization for the Na tional Livestock association. Presi dent Hagenbarth has named Fred P. Johnson of this city: W. A. Harris, formerly senator from Kansas: Y. Murdo McKenzie of Texas and Alvin H. Sanders, of the Breeders Gazette, Chicago, to act with him as a commit tee to frame a constitution and by laws for the new organization. This committee will report to a com mittee to be named by the convention when it meets here on January 9 of next year. The committee chosen by the convention will consist of three from each branch of the livestock in dustry, and they will use the by-laws and constitution drafted by the special committee as a basis for their full report to the convention as a plan of reorganization. While Mr. Hagenbarth is in Chi cago, he expects to secure the meeting of the national livestock commission merchants for Denver for the same date the three other livestock associ ations will meet here. This will bring 500 commission men from all parts of the country. A Standard Oil Dividend. New York, Nov. 16.— The Stand ard Oil company of New Jersey today declared a dividend of $7 a share, pay able Dec. 15. Last year a dividend of $12 was declared for payment ou the same date. Today's dividend declaration makes a total dividend for this year of 30 per cent, compared with 44 per cent in 1903. A Five Million Auction Sale. New York , Nov. 15.—More than 1,000 buyers representing retail and jobbing houses from every section of the union, have arrived to attend one of the largest carpet and rug auctions ever held in this city. The sale will include nearly the entire manufactured stock of a great factory at Yonkers, and includes goods valued at nearly $5,000,000. Short Stories of the War. London, Nov . 18.—The Daily Tele graph's Tien Tain correspondent says he has received a report that the Jap anese have suddenly advanced in the direction of Mukden, from which place they are now only 12 miles distant. Mukden , Nov. 17.—It is reported that 30,000 Japanese troops have been landed at New Chwang and 30,000 others at Pitsewo, and that a turning movement on the Russian right is ex pected. Washington, Nov . 17.—Consul General Fowler today cabled the state department from Che Foo that the situation at Port Arthur is extremely critical, the outer forts having fallen into the possession of the Japanese. He also states that three Japanese torpedo destroyers are lying outside of Che Foo harbor, and that the Rus sian crew of the torpedo boat destroy er destroyed yesterday are transferr ing their arms and supplies to a Chinese cruiser, which is posted in front of the Russian consulate. Bandit Escapes Lynching. Thermopolis , Wyo., Nov. 17.— For a time last night the bandit captured by Deputy Sheriffs Hanna and Ed wards for robbing the Edwards sa loon here was in danger of being sum marily executed by the indignant citi zens of this place. A large crowd gathered and the lynching of the rob ber was freely discussed, but finally the crowd gave up its plan for want of a leader. The bandit will be taken to Basin for trial. He will be accom panied by a strong posse, as it is feared an attempt may be made by his friends to rescue him during the trip across the Owl Creek mountains. There is no further danger of mob violence. The robber is unknown here and is believed to have been induced to at tempt the Thermopolis crime by the success of the Cody robbers in escap ing. It is not believed possible he is one of the pair who shot Cashier Mid daugh in the Cody bank. A posse is still on the trail of the other bandit. To Colonize Pacific Northwest. Chicago , Nov. 17.—The Harriman I railroads are going to make a strenu I ous effort next spring to colonize the Pacific northwest, and are looking out ! for new inducements to offer colonists j and settlers. The officials of the Har I rinian roads look askance at the num 1 ber of emigrants who have gone to I western Canada, and to the Hill rail i roads' territory during the past year, j and will attempt to show prospective settlers that the Harriman territory offers greater inducements than any other section. Thanksgiving Day In Canada. OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 17.—This was ! Thanksgiving day in the Dominion, and dispatches indicate a general ob I servance of the day. The custom of j setting apart a day in November for ; Thanksgiving is almost as old in Can ada as in the United States and the j observation is along the same lines, ! including special church services, the customary turkey dinner and an after noon devoted to football and other out door sports. IRRIGATION' CONGRESS ADJOURNS. Resolutions Favor a Government Loan Fur Reclamation Work El Paso. Tfx., Nov. 18 —The Twelfth National irrigation congress today adopteu :he report o f the com mittee on permanent organization as submitted and the new president, Gov. Geo. C. Pardee of California, took the chair and made an address. I All the ottice-s r, commended by the committee were elected. Tlie convention udopted a resolu tion thanking President Roosevelt for hi.- letter a:.d fur Iiis interest- in irri gation and approving his policy on this subject. The resolution.- passed durin closing hnurs were very important in many respects, especially those favor ing a repeal uf th.: stone and timber act ana t;.e desert land act, the pre* amble of which reads: '•It is the st.-u.-e "I this congress that the remaining pubic domain should be sacredly pre:-.-r\i 'o ail the peo ple of the. U ni', d State* and rigidly reserved fur actual home-seekers. ngi The congi ess of the United States is commended for withdrawing 40,000, 01)0 acres of arid lands and 80,000,000 acres of forest lands from entry, and, the repeal of the desert land law is urged, together with th: t of the timber and stone act, trie commutation clause of the homestead ac : and a substitute is offered for the timber act in the sale of stumpage. As a substitute for the desert land law it is desired to permit individuals as actual settlers to enter on only 10i) acres. Other resolutions adopted were those opposing all issues of land scrip, urging the government to pur chase all lauds ia the limits of forest reserves; favoring non-interest bear ing loan by the government to an ir rigation fund to be used by the secre tary of the-interior, and repaid uuuer the provisions of Uie irrigation iaw. Urging a law permitting states to organize into districts for the sale of irrigation lands, and, on approval by the secretary of the interior, to be al lowed to employ the engineers of the reclamation service. Bank Robber Captured. Bellingham , Wash.. Nov. 17. —A special to the Herald tells of a bold attempt to hold up the bank at Blaine this morning. Entering the building shortly after 8 o'clock, Cashier Mc Intyre and President Gurdlach dis covered two men concealed in a closet. They had slipped in while the janitor was sweeping. Beiug found before the vault was opened, one, who is un identified, made a dash out of the door and escaped. The other alleged rob ber, Fred Yeoman, well known in Blaine, drew a gun nn the bank offi cials and made them hold up their hau . s while he passed out deliberate ly. He was pursued and captured' ihrt-e bioeks away, and this atternoon will be brought to tin Bellingham. Black May He Attorney General. •ouuty jail at New York, N ov . 17- —The World tomorrow wiii su; : Ex Governor Frank S. Black has been tendered the offer ol the attorney generalship in President Roosevelt's cabinet for the term beginning March 4, 190Û. While Pres.dent Roosevelt has uot formally invited Mr. Black to become a intimer of his official family, the tender of the attorney generalship lias been made in a way that cairles with it the assurance of the president that he would like to have New York's governor in his cabinet of younger men, which Roosevelt is understood to want as his associates during the new administration. Liquor Drinkers Ar ired Sl. 1 all, Nov. 17. 1 he stringent anti-liquor rule that has been put into; effect on the Montana division of the Northern Pacific had its first demon stration recently. Ihiee engineers, 80 firemen, tv.o civil engineers and several foremen and y ardmasters were summarily discharged for drinking It is the declared purpose of the Northern Pacific to rid its rolls of every in an who is addicted to strong drink to an\ degree. Ihe headquar ters of the road iu this city will not j give out any names, but it is freely tated that the next batch of employes j to feel the ax will be in the passenger j department. Brilliant I'ageant In a I'o; London, N ov . 17. —King Charles and Queen Amelia of Portugal passed in procession through the streets of London today and had luncheon at ! the Guild hall as the guests of the I lord mayor and corporation. As a pageant the royal progress through the lamp-lighted streets of the city could not be called a success even by the most enthusiastic. An opaque fog was in some parts of the road so dense that it was impos sible to see more than 50 yards ahead, veiling the overhead decorations and the troops that lined the route and escorted the sovereigns, who hid their bright uniforms under heavy great coats. The crowds were uot large, but nothing was lacking in the warmth of the receptiou given to their majes ties. Willed liy Exploding Gas Tanks. Chicago. Nov . 18.—Twenty-two gas tanks in the big railroad gas charging station at Seventy-third street and South Chicago avenue exploded to day. Ttiis af'.eruoon eight dead bod ies of employes had been removed from the ruins, and it is said that abou ten more employes were missing. The tanks were of the style attached to railroad cars for lighting purposes. Eh vi-ti of the tanks exploded in rapid succession and were followed at short intervals by the other tanks. The fire spread among property of the People's . Light & Coke company and j 'h l " e atonecl to reach the large storage <at '^ s that company. Policemen were about for a mile radius ' warning persons to move from their homes. t m Elaborate Inauguration Ceremonies. washington, Nov. 18.—Already : the people of the District of Columbia are looking forward to inauguration jday, with its accompanying civic and military dem jQstration, and that most elaborate and popular of social func tions, the inaugural ball. It is the in tention <>f those concerned in the ar rangements to make the inauguration next March the most notable in many respects that the country has ever seen, Though the eveut is still a long ways off applications for accomodations are being received at the hotels for political clubs and other organiza | lions in various parts of the country, 1 All indications point to a record ! breaking attendance ! Funds For Textile Strikers. 1 I San Francisco , Nov. 18.— By un 1 an imous vote the delegates to the Am erican Federation of Labor today de portland, Ore., Nov. 18.—At to day's session of the Grange a résolu cided to aid financially the striking textile workers of Falls River, M*ass., to the extent of $25,000 per week for three weeks. If at the end ofthat time it is found that the strike is not bro ken the executive council will, if it sees fit, continue the donation. The money lor the purpose is to be raised by an asessmeut of 1 cent per week, levied on each member of the labor or ganizations affiliated with the Ameri can Federation of Labor. Opposed To Cigarettes. ' lution was adopted protesting against j the manufacture and sale in the United States of cigarettes or cigarette pa pers. The resolution was introduced by W. F. Hill, of Pennsylvania. Lawyer Wants l!ig Fee. washington, Nov. 18.—The attor ney general has rendered an opinion in which he holds that a treasury war rant issued in favor of the state of Massachusetts and now held by a local attorney here, under power of a turney. on the plea that his fee has not been paid, must be turned over to the state and that should the attor ney refuse to do so, the warrant will be cancelled and a new warrant issued to the state. About a year and a half ago, con gress appropriated about $1,600,000 to reimburse the state of Massachusetts for expenses incurred in fitting out troops during the Civil war, includ j D} _, interest and premium on gold paid by the Blate . Previously, the state authorities had entered into a con u . a( . t wilh a Washington lawyer to a ct as state agent in looning after the claim and agreed to allow him 10 per ; centl of the amount received. T he attorney holds the warrant and re ; fuses to turn it over to the state until his fee of $lii0,000 is paid. The state J contends that the fee is grossly ex cessive and makes other allegations j tending to show that the attorney is ; not entitled to it. Pension Commissioner kesigns. Washington, N ov . 18.—-a question has been raised as to the date when the resignation of Pension Commis sioner Ware lakes effect. The res ig nation was dated November l.'ilastj and accepted by the president the next day. Neither in the resignation nor in the acceptance wao there any men tion of time when the resignation should become operative. GIFT FROM GERMAN EMPEROR, ISronzc Statue of Frederick the Great Ac cepted With Appropriate Ceremonies. Washington , Nov. 19 — Hailed by a military blair of 20 trumpets, the bronze statue of Frederick the Great, presented to the American people by Emperor William, was unveiled this afternoon by the Baroness Speck von Sternburg, the wife of the German ambassador. The weather was ideal. The line of march was crowded with spectators. Both the war and navy departments were closed at noon to permit the officers to participate. The ceremony was marked by great mili tary and official display. The statue was presented on behalf of the emper or by his personal envoy, the German ambassador, who made a brief ad dress. The president made the chief address of the day and accepted the gift in behalf of the American people. The last notes of "Die Wacht Am Rhein" were drowned in the enthus iastic greeting given the president as he arose and advanced to the edge of the stand to deliver his address of acceptance. The president said in part: "Mr. Ambassador: Through you I wish on behalf of the people of the United States to thank his majesty, the German emperor, and the people of Germany for the gift to the nation which you have just formally deliver ed to me. I accept it with deep ap preciation of the friendly regard which it typifies for the people of this repub lic both on the part of the emperor and ou the part of the German people. I accept it uot merely as the statue of one of the half dozen greatest soldiers of all time, and therefore peculiarly appropriate for placing in this war college, but 1 accept it as the statue of a great man, whose life was devoted to the service of a great people, and whose deeds hastened the approach of the day when a united Germany should spring into being. Funds for McKinley Monument. Chicago, Nov . 18.—The fund of $000,000 for the erection of a national monument to the late President Me Kinley is completed. Alexander H. Revell, chairman of the Illinois state auxiliary of the McKinley National Memorial association, in a report submitted to the state committee, states that $50,000, the proportion allotted to Illinois, has been raised, in New York next Tuesday the na tional trustees of, the association will meet and adopt a design for the mon ument. Republican Tribute to Democrat. Washington , Nov. 18.—Ex-Secre tary Root arrived today from New York to attend the ceremonies of the unveiling of the statue of Frederick the Great. Speaking of the recent election, Mr. Root paid a tribute to Senator Cockrell of Missouri. "I suppose," he said, "that the republican legislature of Missouri is bound to send a republican to the United States senate, but I would be pleased if par tisanship could be forgotten long enough to retain iu the public service a man who is as deserving as Mr. Fifty Years the Standard baking P0WDIR Made from pure cream of tartar derived from grapes. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.. CHICAGO. Cockrell. As a republican opposed to him in politics, I can say that I sincerely regret that the government is to lose a man like Senator Cock* rell." Airship Struck a Tree. St. Louis , Nov. 18.—The airship of T. C. Benbow, of Columbus, Mont., was cast loose in the aeronautic con« course at the World'9 fair today and it immediately ascended 50 feet. Just as the flying machine was about to clear the fence on the concourse, the anchor caught and held itfaso. Afterbe ing released the hooks caught in a tree and the machine after being up for nearly 5 minutes was brought to the ground. There was only a slight wind blowing. The machine landed out side the concourse and was taken back and housed in the aerodrome. When the airship's drag rope caught in the tree the position of the naviga tor was extremely perilous. The fly ing machine was pitching and tossing on the end of the rope, Jmore than 80 feet from the ground, and it was only by the utmost exertion that he pre vented himself from being thrown from the basket. Circus Pay Wagon Robbed Norfolk , Va., Nov. 19.—The pay wagon of Forepaugh and Sells Broth ers' circus was robbed of $30,000 to day at Tarboro, S. C. Every effort is being made by the circus people and the authorities of the town to ap prehend the robbers and several ar rests have been made, but no trace of the money has yet been found. The circus showed at Greenville yes terday and arrived this morning over the Atlantic Coast line. The pay wag on had been broken into and robbed during transit or shortly after 5 o'clock in the morning, and efforts were at once taken to capture the thieves. Every man connected with the show was searched and put under surveillance. Several have been locked up on suspicion, some of whom have been released. Cincinnati lias Big Fire. Cincinnati , Nov. 20.—Fire caused a loss today in the central part of the city, on the south side of Fourth, be tween Walnut and Main streets, and also on Main street near Fourth, ap proximating $700,000. It started about ujqu in an abandoned building in the rear of the Pounsford stationery store, A strong breeze caused the flames to spread rapidly, and it required sev eral hours to get the fire under control, and early in the afternoon a general conflagration was apprehended. Port Arthur Needs Supplies. London , Nov. 19.—The Mail's St. Petersburg correspondent says that Lieutenant General Stoessel's report expresses a firm conviction that he will be able to hold out at Port Ar thur until the Baltic squadron arrives in March, on the condition that he is supplied with munitions and stores. The government, the correspondent adds, has instructed its agents abroad to supply Lieutenant Stoessel's re quiremeuts at any cost.