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The River Press.
Vol. XXVI.
Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, September 5, 1906.
No. 46.
ovation* to bryan.
Democratic Leader Returns From
Hound the World
New York , Aug. 29.—Under gray
skies, but in exuberant spirits and
bronzed by the suns of many climes
during a year of travel completely
around the world William J. Bryan
of Nebraska, twice the nominee of the
democratic party for president of the
United States and already endorsed
as the candidate for 1908, steamed up
New York bay on the steamer Princess
Irene and received an ovation from
the large welcoming parties which
went down to quarantine to meet and
cheer the incoming vessel and its dis*
tinguished passenger.
Mr. Bryan did not enjoy his usual
health during the voyage but he was
much better today and said that he
felt sure he would be able to carry
out the plans which have been made
for him during the next few dayä. He
was very much fatigued when he
boarded the steamer and during the
entire voyage sufTered from indiges
tion and severe headache. His illness
was not serious enough to interfere
with his work, however, and he de«
voted a large portion of the nice days
at sea in preparing his speeches and
in keeping „p his correspondence.
Mr. Bryan will not land in New
York city proper until tomorrow af
ternoon, which he will be received at
the battery by delegations of promi
nent democrats from all parts of the
country and escorted to the hotel
where he will make his headquarters
while here. He was taken off the
Princess Irene by special premission
of President Roosevelt shortly after
the vessel had anchored in quarantine.
First he went aboard two tugs which
had been chartered by "Bryan'« Ne
braska home folks" where he was
exultantly greeted and hailed as the
next president. He then went aboard
the trim little yacht Illini, owned by
his long-time friend and school-mate j
Edward F. Goltra of St. Louis, and .
where such well known democrats as
Norman E. Mack, national committee- ;
for New \ork and Daniel J. j
Campau, national committeeman from :
Michigan, were awaiting him.
Illini, Mr. Bryan was taken
landing of the Ocean Yacht club at
Stapleton, Staten Island, where he
landed and was whirled away in an
automobile to the home of Lewis Nix
on "Ben Braw," on the heights of
Tompkinsville, and overlooking the
In the
to the
Campaign Contributions Are small. j
Washington , Aug. 29. —If ever
legislation passes to prevent corpora- !
tlon contributions to campaign funds
labor will be the money power in poli
tics. This year the American Federa
tion of Labor appealed to members to
send $1 each and $5 for each local
lodge, to help carry on the big cam-1
paign against the alleged enemies of j
labor in congress. To this appeal! a
most gratifying response has been
On the other hand the republican
congressional committee appealed for
$1 contributions from the rank and
file, and Chairman Sherman, when in
town yesterday, declared It was not |
producing any returns to speak of. j
The republicans have not been used to j
raising the money that way. i
May Not Have to Give Bond.
Chicago , Aug. 29.—The question of
whether the Standard Oil company
will be required to give bond for its
appearance on each of the indictments
returned Monday by the federal grand
juries on the charge of accepting re
bate from railroads has not been set
tled yet.
A bond of 923,000,000 was filed by
Judge Bethea when the first indict
ment was returned against the com
pany several week9 ago. The indict
ment was on 19 counts, and if the
same ratio is maintained with the
6,428 counts in the ten returned on
Monday, the required bond would be
"I don't think bond will be re
quired," said John S. Miller, attor
ney for the Standard OH company.
"So far as I have been able to dis
cover, there is no provision requiring
it when a corporation is indicted. The
Standard Oil company is not going to
run off to Europe. It is different when
an individual is charged with crime." j
Cottages For the Homeless
San Francisco , Aug. 29.—The re
lief corporation let a contract yester
day for the building of 2.000 two and
three-room cottages in the parks of
the city. They are to be completed in
four, eight and twelve weeks, dating
from September 1.
The executive committee was au
thorized to enter into a similar con
tract for 2.000 additional houses,
.which will give the corporation 4. ODO
houses at the end of twelve weeks.
The houses are to be paid for in lots
of 100, as they are completed, and
turDed over to the corporation.
Philadelphia , Au g. 29.—A great
crowd of depositors including many
women gathered before the doors of
Depositors Besiege Hank
the defunct Real Estate aud Trust
company at the hour for the opening
of business this morning. The city's
busiest street corners were blocked by
the throng aid squads of police were
ordered oui to control the crowd. The
officers of the company were threat
ened and women wept over the lost
savings and vowed vengeance upon
the officials.
Just as a second squad of police ar
rived to reinforce the first, a member
of the crowd shouted, "kill the officers
now and investigate later." This cry
was immediately taken up. Detectives
arrested the man and kept a close
watch upon others.
Trainloads of Men Go to Scene of San
Francisco Labor Troubles.
NEW York . Aug. 29.— The Times to
day says: Another special train
loaded with strikebreakers was started
for San Francisco last night by James
Farley, who has been employed to put
an end to the big railway strike in
that city. Three Farley trains are
now trying to cross the continent in
four days, saving a day on the regu
lar passenger schedule. Another
train will leave tomorrow night. Far
ley's headquarters resembled the head
quarters of a general in the field yes
terday. His expedition is being
equipped with ammunition, medical
supplies and surgical attendance.
Seventy-five rounds of cartridges have
been ordered for the men, 1.000 re
vol vers of heavy calibre have been
furnished, and only the pick of men
seeking adventure or high wages has
been selected.
Farlev will send
a New York sur
geon, who will get, in San Francisco
a staff of assistants. He has already
commenced an arrangement to get
supplies for the men in New York and
at cities between here and Chicago,
while other commissary agents will
attend to it from Chicago westward.
The strike came a day or two before
it was expected, and Farley had bare
ly reached New York from San Fran
cisco, to begin calling his force to the
place of assembly, when he received a
telegram at his hotel here that the
strike had been ordered.
San Francisco , Aug. 29.— The
fourth day of the street car strike
found the disputing parties further
apart than ever. The refusal of the
men to report for work, and the an
nouncement of the corporation that it
is bringing out Farley strike breakers,
j contributed to lessen the hitherto
friendly feeling between employer and
The carmen declare they are not dis
turbed by the coming of Farley's men.
They say that western conditions are
utterly dissimilar from those of east
ern states, and that the non-unionists
| will encounter unlooked for obstacles,
j The railway officials have thus far de
j clined to say when they will attempt
i to begin operating their lines. Far
ley is expected Saturday or Sunday.
Damages Eor Boycott.
Racink, W is ., Aug. 2S.—Union la
bor was dealt a heavy blow bv the de
clsion of Judge Chester A. Fowler, in
the boycott suit, for $25.000 damages,
brought by a baker. Otto 3. Schultz,
against the Trades and Labor council.
Benj. Dressen and others. i
By the decision, the contract ex -j
acted from the boss bakers by the j
union men, in an effort to enforce the !
closed shop, is held illegal: the Trades |
Council and the individual members >
are enjoined from using the "unfair,, !
list: the boycott is declared an action-1
able conspiracy to accomplish a crim-1
inal or unlawful purpose: Schultz is :
allowed to recover damages of $2,;:00 '
for the loss of profits from the time of
the commencement of the boycotting !
acts up to the time of the trial, and
S3,500 in damages for the amount of
injury to his business and property
in relation to its selling value.
•—• ;
In Memor y of Jo hn Brown. j
fiasnviTmirr LT j
iBmi 1 1 u D '\
♦ I r> e n a . Ce . ralion °f th*-'hat
tnriiv Ü" 6 " a *- k e - uc here
Tov^n r *?,? ° ne ' l i® e homfc of;
örown. W hile the battle of !
-.~awa omit; vvas ut a skirmish when
c mpare wit i 1 4 e manj convicts that
..j . ' mac i con..lets that
o o\-e , it was iere that the advo
ca es o a o .aon maue their first,
an a„ain§. s averj. and more than :
ordinary interest therefo
the place
Ills Return Krom Abroad Is Occasion For
Enthusastic Demonstration
New York . Aug.
coming of William
30.—The home
J - Bryan was
made complete tonight, when he was
greeted in Madison Square Garden by
a throng of welcomers numbering more
-°' 000 - It was such a welcome
as seldom, if ever, has been accorded
to a private citizen.
Mr. Bryan s eyes filled with tears
as he acknowledged the thundering
welcome from 20.000 throats. For
eight minutes, while the great build
ing seemed to tremble and shake from
the shouts and applause, he strode
nervously from side to side on the
^ °T
Another demonstration greeted Mr.
Bryan when he told his hearers that
he had been converted to the cause of
government ownership of railroads,
"I favor the control of onlv the
unk lines by the national govern
ent, ' said Mr. Bryan, "and the
v/wnership of all other railroads by
the state governments."
In an instant thousands of voices
were raised ana thousands of faces
were turned toward a box. opposite!
the speaker s stand, where William
Randolph Hearst sat.
Three cheers for Hearst," was the
crj, which swelled until the speaker's
voice was drowned for a moment.
Tonight s reception, which was
given under the auspices of the Com
nrof h 1 Tr u Veler t Al " i " lrust lea ^e,
proved reallj to be the sounding of
the democratic campaign call.
Mr. Bryan s speech was a clear-cut
outline of his ideas as to what demo
cratic policies should be. The election
of I nited States senators by direct
vote of the people: regulation of the
trusts by the government: a universal
eight-hour day: settle of international
disputes by arbitration, rather than j
by force, were his chief points. Ke
declared that these were merely ex
pressing his own opinions, and not
attempting to forecast the policy of
his party. \
Spokane Jobbers Protest
Washington , Aug. 30.—That the
interstate commerce commission is to
be a busy body for the next few months
was evidenced today by th<f numoerof
complaints filed against various rail
road companies. Shippers held back
many of these until the new rite law
went into effect, so as t.. take advan
tage of the terms of that measure
Following are abstract- of a typical
case filed tod a* :
The city of spoi-raue, the Spokane
Chamber of Commerce acd the Spo
kane Jobbers' a-sociation against the
Northern Pacitii. Railway company,
Great Northern railway, Uniou Paci
fic railway. Oregon Railroad Navi
gation company aud Spokane Falls &
Northern Railway company. Com
pl aint aver t::at Spokane is from 331»
to 563 miles closer to points of origin
or destination in the eastern slates
than facoma, Seattle and Portland,
but that on almost all interstate traffic.
carried by the defendants from states j
ea-t o. W ashington to Spokane, the
rates charged are equal to those |
charged to Seattle, Tacoma and Port- j
Ianu, p.us the local rate charged from ;
those cities back to Spokane. |
1 and Great Falls, Montana, for less
I than they can be delivered at Spo
It is averred that the Spokane
freight rates largely exceed those
charged shippers of any other city
similarly situated, and that goods
can be shipped to cities competing
with Spokane, such as Butte, Helena
The difference between Spokane is
,»• - 1
cents to »1 per 100 pounds of freight
and then the jobbers here have to pur
chase carload lots to get carload
! rates, which are given to other citi^a
| on smaller lots. The contention thai
> the favorable rates to Seattle, Taco
! ma and Portland are made because of
water competition fs characterfzed as
a "mere subterfuge." The petition
ers ask that the rates to and from!
Spokane be equalized and that the i
shippers may recover excess pay
ments exacted* from them
m •— —
Dam the Yellowstone
u -
ashington ,.Aug. 30.—' The secre
tari of the interior has awarded the
contract for the construction of the j
lower \ellowstone irrigation project
t0 the PaciSc Coast Construction com
pany of Portland. Ore., for the sum
of #142,82-.». a his dam is to be a rock
ûlled, timber -cribbed structure across'the
the Yellowstone at the head works of
the canal, about 1* miles northeast of
Glendive, and. according to the terms
*ng o. this dam marks the close of
nav.gat.on on the Neilowstone river
G.enoive, and. according to the terms
of tne contract, will be completed Feb.
1) 1SHM. ^he river at this point has
been considered navigable. The build
dedication of its
"tTönZlT,^ ^ ^
Homes for thousand» of settlers.
and the practica!
water to irrigation
May Import Cement
; _
; Washington , Aug. 30.—Locks for
1 the Panama canal probablv will be
! built according to the dimensions re
j commended by the majority of the con
suiting boards of engineers, which
j favored the construction of a sea level
| waterway instead of the smaller type
i planned by the board. Under this
; change of program the locks will be
100 feet wide. The plans adopted by
congress provide for locks ninety-five
feet wide, with usable lengths of 900
; feet. With this exception, it is said,
j the minority plans will be followed.
I Chief Engineer Stevens is computing
the additional amount of,cement which
| will have to be purchased for the
! changed plan». He said that to as
semble the amount of cement needed
would require 125 carloads a day for
two years, or 91,250 carloads. The
climate of Panama is such that cement
cannot be kept in good condition for
more than three or four months, and
the problem of shipping is of no little
concern to the commission
As the facilities for shipping from
England to the isthmus are better than
froin the UnUed Stateä! and as ^
foreign price frequently has been
found to be below the domestic price
it is not unlikely that the greater part
of the contract will be given to foreign
^ will be about two years before the
work of construction of the locks will
be begun. The association of manu
facturers uf cement in the United
S.ute- h us shown considerable activ
ity m getting belter shipping facili
nes. and may therefore be prepared to
compete wilii foreign cement.
Lawyers In Convention
St. Paul Aug. 29.—Five hundred
prominent lawyers from nearly every
state in the union gathered in St. Paul
today to attend the twenty ninth an
nuai meeting of the American Bar as-!
sociatiun, held in the capitol. The
first sessiot: was called u
'George R. Peck. o f 'Cli;eug<
of the association
A warm debate i- e.\|K-ct._
committee ou insurance la
its report. General ruperii-i
insurance is favored u> u muj
the committee, which, in their r port,
held that Insurance is interstate com
merce. A vigorous minority report
will be sent to the association, attack
ing this theory.
The report of the committee ou the
proposition to create a court of patent
bills recommended that a bill be,
passed by congress creating such a
court, to be presided over by five
judges, who shall sit on cases arising
over patents.
In the report of the committee on a
code of professional ethics a stinging'the
rebuke is meted out to the "shyster"
Investors Lose Millions.
Since the près
Chicago , Aug. 30.
ent prosperous times began six or
seven years ago, working people of
this country to the number of 100,000
have put #80,000,000 into the "develop
ment of Mexican plantations, Mexican
boat lines. Mexican oil wells and sim
ilar enterprises." This estimate is
founded on facts discovered by the
government agents in an investigation
that began last April and has not yet
ended. It deals only with the string
of corporations in which Henry D.
Bushnell, I. B. Miller and John R.
Markley, of this city are interested.
There are scores of other similar
schemes. The investigation came to a
on the Ta
v • ••*- «U » Ithl
climax with the late raid
submitted to thp law dun» of
, the law department of the
fon^X* f ^
tion depend future ac

As crazy As Doukhobors.
O klahoma C ity , Aug. 31.— James
F. Sharp, who says he is Adam, and
a band of very slightly clad followers,
numbering fifty, marched through the
streets today from their abandoned
camp outside. In the party were many
little children who had marched for
eight miles without a stop ami were
hardly able to walk.
Covered wagous containing a dozen 1
or more babies brought up the rear of
parade. Sharp led a procession !
of nude persons through the streets '
here a year a#o t which resulted in one
of the band being sent to the asylum,
without clothing under the belief that
they were in tbe Garden of Eden.
of the band being sent to the asylum,
Sharp returned a few weeks ago and j
established a camp east of this town, :
where many of his followers went
Nebraska Politician f ailed to Receive
Senatorial Nomination.
Omaha , Aug. 31.—Edward Rose
water, proprietor and editor of The
Omaha Bee, and prominently identi
fied with the political, financial and
business affairs of Omaha and the
state of Nebraska for forty years, was
found dead in the district court room
No. 6 on the third floor of the Bee
building, early today. He had evi
dently died of heart failure.
Mr. Rosewater went to Waterloo,
Neb., Thursday afternoon, where he
delivered an address to the old sol
diers of Nebraska, who were holding
a picnic at that place. He reached
Omaha on his return trip at 7 p. m.
He is known to have been in his office
during the evening, but was not seen
by members of his family after return
ing from Waterloo.
It was the habit of Mr. Rosewater to
go to different parts of the building
whenever his pleasure so induced, and
it is presumed he stepped into the
large court room and sat down for a
minute's repose and fell asleep.
Dr. Charles Rosewater, brother of
the dead man, attributed the sudden
death of his brother to the results
which followed the excitement attend
ing on a long campaign, In which Mr.
Rosewater was a prominent candidate
for nomination by the republican
party convention for United States
senator. The convention was held
August 22, and Mr. Rosewater, unani
mously supported by the delegation
from Douglas county and Omaha, was
a prominent figure at that gathering.
There were several ballots taken, dur
ing.the course of which Mr. Rosewater
gained steadily against his chief op
ponent, Norris Brown.
Following the ballot which norni
nated Brown, Mr. Roscwater^delivered
an earnesl , speech to tbe convention, (
thaalc j D i? h >s friends for their support, j
au,i himself to support Mr. ,
® IUkVn aDl * the state ticket, and urgedl
l l le convention to nominate a clean j
lickel ' for which DO apologies would
be necessary.
open shop Tor Postal Service,
W ashington , Aug. 31.—The prin
ciple of the "open shop" will be ap
plied to the postal service, according
to a decision reported at the depart
ment at a conference bet w
een Fost
master I'red A. Busse of Chicago and
Acting Postmaster General Hitchcock
aud Second Assistant Postmaster
General Schallenberger.
1 he visit of Postmaster Busse was
brought about by the recent announce
ment of the proposed formation of a
national labor union of postal clerks
in affiliation with the American Feder
ation of Labor,
The determination was that so long
as the postofflce employes conform to
rules and regulations and do not
attempt to molest those who do not
enter the union there will be no objec'
tion to the employes affiliating with
labor organizations. It is expressly
stated, however, that the department
would afford the fullest protection to
those who for reasons of their own do
not see fit to join the union.
Must Give l ull Weight
Chicago , Aug. 30.—The city scaler,
Joseph Grein, in whose department is
the supervision of weights and meas
ures, today issued an ultimatum to
the packers at the stockyards, and
wholesale and retail dealers in lard
and butter, declaring that the public
must be given full weight in all pack
ages of lard and butter or the city
will prosecute them in hundreds of
cases in which it has secured evidence
against them.
Bryan lias a Busy Day.
^ Cono ". Au *' 3l - T *
V ^ Warn Jennings Bryan to
Connecticut today must have strongly
rem,Dded hUn ° f the strenuous dïys
during his presidential campaigns,
for he delivered four addresses, each
of considerable length; attended two
receptions and was the center of hand
shaking bees whenever his admirers
could reach him. All this was
crowded into the hours betweeu noon,
when he reached this city, and the
hour of his retirement tonight as the
guest of former Senator McNeil of
Bridgeport. Everywhere he was
heartily received, although there was
an absence of street demonstrations
both here and in Bridgeport. His
audiences, however, at times were
wildly enthusiastic, and especially at
the noon luncheon here.
The features of the day were the
luncheon aud the conference of the
land democrats. At the
Bryan was welcomed to
—city and state with a cordiality
that, for warmth, has seldom been ex
tended to a visitor, and at the latter
luncheon ai
New Engla
former Mr.
the city and
sons may make their homes on Long
Island before that year.
he stood before a representative body
of New England democrats and with
great earnestness spoke of the prob
lems which the party must face In tbe
coming congress.
Will Move Kansas Town.
Englewood , Kas., Aug. 31.— Tbe
whole town of Englewood, in the south
east part of Clark county, is to be
moved half a mile southeast of ita
present site. Englewood has about
400 Inhabitants and is at the end of
the Eoglewood extension of the Atchl«
son, Topeka & Santa Fe from Wichita.
There is a flaw in the title to the land
upon which the people have built their
The work of moving the town will
begin this week. The majority of the
buildings will be loaded on wagona
and truck and hauled to the new site.
Englewood was platted 22 years ago
by Col. C. D. Perry of Chicago.
New York Is Growing.
New York , Aug. 31.—The World
says that to make the west end of Long
Island the greatest residential city In
the world is the object of a new real
estate campaign. Instead of 20 or 30
small villages which now dot the ter
ritory of Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau
and Suffolk counties, it is intended to
prepare for the development of an im
mense settlement.
Tn future decades the present towns
and villages of that entire district will
be known only as separate sections of
the same city, through an evolution
similar to that of Manhattan and the
Bronx. The population statistics show
that New York will have nearly 20,
000,000 by 1950. The trend of residen
tial expansion is strongly toward Long
Island. There can be little doubt that
Long Island by 1950 will hold half of
New \ork's residential population.
This means that about 10,000,000 per
Hermann In Land Frauds,
j Portland , Ore., August 31.— The
prosecution in the Blue Mouutain for
est reserve land fraud case today at
tempted to prove that the person who
gave out the advance news that the
commissioner of the general land of
fice had recommended the temporary
withdrawal from entry of the lands in
the reserve was none other than rnn.
gressman Binger Hermann, then com
missioner of the general land office.
Scott Smith, who was the commis
sioner's private secretary, testified
that, on July 22, all the papers in con
nection with the proposed reserves
were in the hands of thecommissloher,
and Smith created no small sensation
by asserting that the special dispatsh
contained information not contained
in the papers transmitted to the secre
tary of the interior. Smith testified
that at that time Harry i|Brown, tbo
Oregonian's correspondent at Wash
ington, D. C., was very intimate with
Hermann, but that later a coolness
sprang up between themj and that
Brown stopped coming to see the com
Smith identified the commissiouer's
letter, in which the recommendation
was actually made. The commissioner
based his approval on the indorse
ment of the geolegical survey, to
gether with Forest Superintendent
Ormsby's report and a letter of rec
ommendation from one of the defen
dants, F. P. Mays.
May Revise Banking l.aws.
Philadelphia , Aug: 31.—The fail
ure of the Real Estate Trust company
is likely to lead to a revision of the
state laws governing trust compa
nies. Under the present laws, trust
companies in this state are permitted
to do a surety business and a move
ment is now on foot to separata the
Examination of the list of securities
held by the defunct real estate com
pany has develowed the fact that
Frank K. Hippie, president of the in
stitution, who committed suicide, was
an embezzler. The authority for this
statement is George H. Earle, Jr., re
ceiver for the trust company. Earle
declared that Presidenl Hippie em
bezzled «.i,000,000 loaned to Adolf Se
gal, the promoter. These loans, Mr.
Earle said, were personal transac
Helena , Aug. 30.— Marsh Mills,
the 18-year-old son of Superintendent
Mills, in charge of the construction of
the new bridge near Teeple's ferry
above the new dam in the Missouri,
was drowned while swimming in the
river there Tuesday evening. The
body was recovered last night and
brought to this city this morning. It
will be shipped tonight to the home of
his parents in Minneapolis for inter

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