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Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday October 16, 1912. No. 52 PERKINS CALLS HILLES. Republican Chairman Challenged To Prove Statement. New York , Oct. 13.—George w. Perkins, chairman of the executive committee of the progressive party, made public tonight a letter which he sent to Charleä D. Hilles, chairman of the national republican committee, in reply to the letter Mr. Hilles read to the Clapp committee when testifying last Thursday. Mr. Perkins calls attention to the fact that the statements and charges made in Mr. Hilles' letter were "made deliberately, in writing, and under oath," but says the sworn statement contains no proof with which to sup port the charges. "You stata," Mr. Perkins continues, "there was evidence on every hand of the expenditure of large sums of money in Mr. Roosevelt's behalf—ex penditures which undoubtedly I amount ed to not less than 12,000,000. If there exists such evidence on every hand, why did you not produce it in detail on the stand before the very com mittee that is so anxious for exactly that kind of information? For Baseball Championship. New York , Oct. 14.—The New York Giants overcame the Boston Ameri cans by a score of 5 to 2 today before a crowd of about 35,000 persons. New York's victory was a check to the hopes of the Red Sox which had expected to win today and capture the world's series. The struggle for the worlds championship of 1912 now stands: Boston, three games won; New York two games won and one game a tie. The two teams will play tomor row in Boston. Built Railway On Paper. Minneapolis Oct. 14.—With ball fixed at 85,000 for the first and 82,500 ior the other two, John M. Wiley, Fred Beckley and A. I. Beall, indicted by a federal grand jury on the charge of using the mails to defraud, are in the county jail. According to Assistant United States Attorney Dickey the plans of the men to build a railway from Win nipeg, Manitoba, to New Orleans, shifted from time to time, according to the willingness or unwillingness of various localities to purchase stock. Shares, it is said, were sold at 910 par value, local agents being appoint ed in Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri to "handle" the sale. Hunting Fugitive Convicts. Rawlins , Wyo., Oct. 14.— Armed with shotguns, rifles, revolvers, cleavers and butcher knives, a half dozen or more of the most dangerous men known to crime in the west, were said to be trapped in a canyon just south of Rawlins early today and a battle with a posse of 100 men who camped on their trail last night, was momentarily expected. The men in hiding are among the dozen or more convicts who escaped from the state penitentiary here late yesterday afternoon, after they had overpowered the guards within the prison, taking their weapons and fled down the main streets and through yards of private homes, terrorizing men, women and children. Bryan Assails Roosevelt. Des Moines , Oct. 13.—William J Bryan charged Theodore Roosevelt here last night with saying: "What he knew to be false," when In a recent speech Roosevelt declared that both of the old parties were "boss-ridden.' Neither the republican party nor the progressive organization had made even a feeble attempt to smash the machine system which was responsible for the conditions in the republican party, said Mr. Bryan, while the dem ocrats at Baltimore made such a con dition impossible in the future. Cow Makes New Record. Brockton , Mass., Oct. 14.—All records for milk and butter tests have been shattered by Creamelle Vale, blue blooded Holstein, seven years old, of the Deutchland farm of F. F Field and Earl Upton, after nearly eleven months' effort. The cow has given 26,930 pounds of milk, the equivalent of about 13,000 quarts, with a monetary value of ap proximately 91,300 since Nov. 15,1911. An average cow gives, according to the department of agriculture statls tics about 3,000 pounds of milk a year Creamelle Vale in one month has given 3,200 pounds. Big Tax On Astor Estate. Albany , N. Y., Oct. 14.—Atempor ary inheritance tax of 83,150,000 was paid on the estate of the late John Jacob Astor, one of the victims of the The River Press. Titanic disaster. The temporary tax was paid at this time in order to ob tain a 5 per cent rebate allowed by law if the tax is paid within six months after the death of the decendent. This rebate is equivalent to 9155,000. The temporary tax represents an estate valued at about 875,000,000 though the final tax will not be fixed until after the estate has been appraised. The payment of the 93,150,000 is the largest inheritance tax paid on a sin gle estate since the enactment of the law 27 years ago, and is nearly one third as large as the tax collected dur ing the fiscal year ending September 30. Wyoming Convicts Escape. Rawlins , Wyo., Oot. 12.—Ten of the 19 convicts, who, led by the notor ious Jim Dalton, member of the Whit ney gang of bank robbers, escaped through a broken fence in the peniten tiary yard this afternoon, still were at large at 8 o'clock tonight and the possibility of the recapture was re mote, since they were believed to have gained the hills north of the town. Scattered shots indicated that some of the searching party had either come upon the fugitives or were infected with the panic that reigns in the homes of Rawlins tonight. The town is patroled by armed citi zens and men and women sit in their houses with weapons at hand listening for intruders. The fugitives are known to be the most desperate of the peni tentiary's inmates and doubtless would take any chance to obtain weapons and clothes. HIRED MENJ0 MURDER. Diabolical Conspiracy Exposed By One of Defendants. New York , Oct. 12.—Long hours of exhaustion by supperless lawyers be fore a supperless court and jury failed tonight to make "Bald Jack" Rose vary his story of the part he played and the part he says former Police Lieutenant Becker played in the mur der of Herman Rosenthal, the gambler Becker told me," he said, "that he wanted Rosenthal murdered, shot croaked or dynamited. At his bidding I got the gun men to kill Rosenthal hid after the murder. I saw Becker that morning and later talked with him over the telephone. I paid the gun men 91,000 for Becker and told them he said not to worry, but to lay low. "I gave myself up and became state's witness because Becker de serted me like a dirty dog and was getting ready to throw me to the wolves." Rose admitted that he had lied, had perjured himself, had been a gambler and had been engaged for 20 years in illegitimate business. He admitted that he was testifying to save his own life, but said he was telling the truth now. He said he had concluded become a state's witness only when the electric chair stared him in the face and added that he was not ashamed of his determination. Without emotion, in a slow drawl he said he had deliberately planned at Becker's behest, to "put Rosenthal where he would never worry anybody else." He knew, he added, that it was a terrible deed to plan. Boston Wins Third Game. boston, Oct. 12.—Overcoming the New York Nationals by a score of 2 to 1 today the Bostons, pennant win ners of the American League, need but a single victory to achieve the world's baseball championship of 1912. The world's series now stands: Boston, 3 games; New York, 1; and one contest a tie. More than 34,000 persons, a record breaking baseball crowd for Boston, saw a pitching duel in which Hugh Bedient, a youngster, sparkled as a new star In the baseball firmament. Three hits were the Giant's portion from Bedient. But for an error by Gardner the young twirier would have turned back the New York club to de feat in nine scoreless Innings. Alfalfa For Arid Land. Washington , Oot. 12.—Secretary Wilson expressed the belief today that the agricultural problem in tbe arid lands of the west had been solved by the alfalfa brought from Siberia "Draw a line from the northern boundary of North Dakota down to tbe Gulf of Mexico," said Mr. Wilson today. "That's arid land. Up in Siberia they are growing alfalfa and that hardy product we will put into the arid section. It will be tbe salva tion of the arid country." Missoula , Oct. 14—Edward Flem ing, engineer of a threshing outfit, was crushed to death between his en gine and a separator this evening. He intended to quit the crew tonight and the accident happened a few rnin utes before the end of the day's work, COLONEL SCORES WILSON of Roosevelt Attacks Labor Views Democratic Candidate. Duluth , Minn., Oct. 11.—Woodrow Wilson's writings on immigration were taken up last night by Roosevelt, who charged that the democratic can didate had offered explanations of bis views of such a character that he did not see how any man could be expect ed to believe them. Mr. Roosevelt also criticized Governor Wilson for a statement attributed to him that the United States Steel corporation was supporting the bull moose ticket. Mr. Roosevelt said that in Mr. Wilson's history he spoke of "the coming of multitudes of men of the lowest classes from the south of Italy and men of the meaner sort of Hun gary and Poland, men out of the ranks where there is neither skill nor energy nor any initiative or any intelli gence." He quoted Governor Wilson as hav ing written that tha Chinese were more to be desired as workers, If not as citizens, than most of the coarse crew that came crowding in every year at the eastern ports. And that the unlikely fellows who came in fat the eastern ports were tolerated because they usurped no place, but that of the very lowest in the scale of labor." Opposed To Capital Punishment. Phoenix , Ariz., Oct. 11.—Declar ing that capital punishment had no more place in the present day order than the burning of witcbes, Gover nor Hunt granted reprieves today to William Campbell, Eduardo Cerez, N. B. Chives and Miguel Peralta, all of whom were to be hanged today. Tne reprieves deferred the date of ex ecution to April 13. Governor Hunt expressed the hope that the legislature would pass at its next session a bill abolishing capital punishment and added that if the lawmakers failed to act the people would be certain to ini tiate such a law. Collected Campaign Funds. Washington , Oct. 11.—Edward T, Stotesbury of Philadelphia, banker and associate of J. P. Morgan, was the first witness examined today by the Clapp committee Investigating campaign expenses. Stotesbury testi fied he bad collected 9165,795.50 In Pennsylvania in 1904 for the republi can national campaign, the money go ing to the national committee. Fred W. Upham of Chicago, assist ant treasurer of the republican na tional committee in 1908, was the next witness. Upham said he knew noth of 1904 campaign funds. In 1908 he was in charge of the western campaign with headquarters at Chicago and col lected 8548,320.59. In addition to that he received $50,000 from Charles P. Taft and returned it at the end of the campaign. Big Real Estate Mortgage. New York , Oct. 11.—The largest mortgage ever placed on a single piece of property will be recorded here, it is reported, as soon as the details can be arranged. The amount of tbe mort gage is now given as 919,500,000 though it may reach the 20,000,000 mark, an amount equal to 20,000 mort gages of the average size of 91,000 each. This huge sum is to be lent on the ground and yet to be erected building insurance company in the Wall street district which was burned out last winter. The site, a square block in the territory containing the highest priced land in the world, was sold re cently for the tidy sun of 833,200,000. The cost of the new building as now estimated will be about 914,500,000 and it is believed that the total cost of the development may reach the 930,000,000 mark. Immigrant Planned Long Walk. New York ,! Oct. 10.—Augustine Sartoris, a rugged Brazilian, 28 years old, is determined to walk to Seattle on 15 cents, if the commissioner of immigration will give him a chance. Sartoris bad one mileris when he ar rived her from Rio De Janiero and by the time he had changed it into Americam money and had spent a little he had only three nickels to show the immigration inspectors. Sartoris said he had become natur alized, but could not prove it and was ordered deported. He said he was planning to walk to Seattle, and be lieved he could make it in about 250 days. His case has been taken up for further inquiry. Boston Wins Fourth Game. New York , Oct. 11.—Sodden clouds and aconstant threat of rain failed to dampen the ardor of thousands of New York baseball enthusiasts who flock ed out to the Polo grounds today to the fourth game of the world's sei les between the New York Nation als and the Boston Americans. The national commission did not decide to play the game until a few minutes before noon, when Umpire O'Lough lin reported that while the playing field was very soggy, a game could be played if no more rain fell. The Boston Americans defeated the New York Nationals by a score of 3 to 1 today in the fourth game of the world's series before a crowd of about 40,000 persons. Joe Wood, Boston's pitching star, was invincible and New York batters could do nothing with him. A Montana Land Swindle. Chicago , Oct. 12 —Fruits and vege tables would not grow In the rocky ground of Madison county, near Yel lowstone parle, Montana, as promis ed by the Yellowstone National Land company, eo such advertised promises are made the basts of charges for operating a fraudulent land scheme through tbe mails by the federal grand jury. jury. The indictment accuses E. H Sher man, John A. Hanley and Henry A. Mason, members of the company. Crop failures are uuknown in that beautiful soil," accordlig to adver tising mutters. The indictment asserts there were no opportunities for crop failures therein; that, nothing could even be grown on the land. The land com pany advertised extensively. Itclaim ed to have 4,5C0 acres in the Madison country which would produce fruit and vegetables that would net from 8500 to 81000 an acre. Only 960 was asked an acre. William Jones of McCook county Nebraska, and W. W. Gray of Pipe stone Miss., were the victims, the in dictment charges. Prices Have Increased. New York , Oct. 12.—Evidence that the cost of living still is rising at a more alarming pace than ever before is given in the latest compilation of the Bradstreet monthly index of prices which includes not only food, but metals, textiles, coal, building ma teriel and a number of other things which go to make up the ordinary necessities of life. The figures for September show that the cost of living climbed up more during that period than in any prevl our month. The September index number 9.4514 is not only the highest on record, but represents a jump of 2.5 per cent, over the August figures. As compared with the previous high re cord touched on May 1 last, the ad vance is 1 9 per cent. Would Confiscate Farm Lands. Omaha , Oct. 10.— Emil Seidel, can didate for vice president on tbe so cialist ticket, in an address here de clared that should bis party come into power the government would assume control of all the farming land of the country, either by confiscation, pur chase or taxation. "When socialists are in control of the government," said Seidel, "we will assume ownership of all the farm ing lands of the country. -That will be accomplished by confiscation, pur chase or taxation. Socialists claim that confiscation of land will be no more revolutionary than was the con fiscation of slaves by tbe Lincoln proclamation during tbe civil war. "If the socialists should find that it is not expedient to secure control over farming lands by purchase or confisca tion the same effect can be secured by a system of taxation, which will bear so heavily upon land owners that no man can afford to own a single acre which he does not cultivate by his own labor, but by that of a hired man. When land increases in value without effort upon the part of the owner, but simply by natural oauses, that in .crease will be taxed up in full against the land." Colonel Is a Man of Peace. Superior , Wis., Oct. 10.—"I prob ably shouldn't make the reference to Mr. Wilson that I am going to make, said Colonel Roosevelt here today, "if he hadn't attacked me. But when anyone attacks me he might as well understand that I won't lay down, am a man of peaceful disposition, but I think I am able to defend myself." His speech at Houghton, in which he criticised Governor Wilson for the "sullen hostility" toward labor which he said Mr. Wilson bad displayed in the past, was the first of the series which be intended to make. Farm Prices Decline. Washington , Oct. 10.—Farm prices of the importât t crops declined 6.5 per c nt between September 1 and October 1, against a decline of 2 5 per cent in the same period of last year and an average decline of 3.1 per cent during September for tbe last four years. PROBING CAMPAIGN FUNDS Standard Oil Magnate Again Called By Committee» Washington , Oct. 10.—John D. Arch bold of the Standard Oil com pany testified again today before tbe Clapp committee investigating cam paign funds. His examination related to the "Archbold letters" between him self and former Senator Foraker, Quay and Hann a and former Repre sentatives Grosvenor and Sibley. Certificates of deposit sent to Mr. Foraker, he said, ,l were for payment of legal services to the Standard Oil company of Ohio and that and noth ing more." Some of the letters said to have been written to bim by men named, Mr. Archbold could not remember having received, but was not prepared to say he had not. Of his own letters his most frequent reply was "I have no doubt I wrote it." Mr. Archbold did not deny the authorship of any. Mr. Archbold testified that a receipt the late Cornelius N. Bliss gave him for the contribution of 9100,000 for the Roosevelt campaign fund of 1904 had been destroyed just before the death of H. H. Rogers. "It was not a thing of pleasure to look at," said Arch bj'd. Chairman Hilles had been summon ed to tell what be knew about the pre convention campaign expenses of President Taft, whose secretary he was and to explain published reports that he had accused the Roosevelt forces of having a campaign fund of 83 ,000 ,000 or more. Farm Crops Make Record. Washington , Oct. 10.—Never be fore have the great cereal crops of the United States been so bountiful those of this year. Records of pro duction for almost every cereal have been surpassed, in some instances by millions of bushels. The October crop report of the de partment of agricultural issued [today shows that spring wheat, oats, barley, rye and hay all have exceeded the best record productions, while the crops of corn and potatoes from indications also will be the greatett ever when harvesttd. Speaking of this great showing made by the country's farmers, JameB Wilson secretary of agriculture, said: "The crops this year are the heaviest on record. Tbe season has been favorable, but some credit is due to the wide effort* made in late years by tbe federal government and the states to help farmers throughout the coun try to get better returns from the average acre. On Passing The Hat. New York , Oct. 10.—Leaders of the various political parties here will consult their attorneys this week as to the legality of passsing the hat at political meetings without making notes of the contributors. It was charged today that the practice is a violation of the state election laws. The custom of passiog the hat at political gatherings was started by the socialists. It was taken up by the pro gressives and others early in the pres ent campaign. Played Great Ball. Boston , Oct. 10.—Twenty thousand spectators passed through tbe turn stiles of Fenway park today to watch tbe Boston American champions en gage with the New York|Nationals for the world's championship. The New York Nationals defeated th e Boston Red Sox by a score of 2 to 1 today, making the world's series contests so far stand: Boston one game and New York one game, and one tie contest. It was a pitchers' battle today in which the left hander, Marquad, held the home club helpless until the last inning, when they gathered a run on sharp hitting by Lewis and Gardner. An error on a thrown ball put a man on second and third for Boston, but Devore made a running catch off Cady's bat. The New Yorks' hitting was timely and effective. Boston fielded superbly. A Great Baseball Game. Boston , Oct. 9.—The world's series scenes shifted today to Fenway park, where the second game between the Giants and the Red Sox was staged before the greatest crowd which has ever seen a baseball game in this city. The Boston Americans and the New York Nationals batted for 11 innings to a tie score, 6 to 6 today, with tbe contest called on account of darkness. The contest was exciting from the first to the last inning. With a lead of three runs handicap against them the Giants contested tbe Sox all the way until they finally caught them and passed them In the eighth inning. Boston rallied strongly and sent • fifth run across the plate which tied the score. Collins had pitched »good game for the Red Sox until the eighth inning when the Giants batted hin» from the mound. The Giants gamed a run in the. 1 0th and the home club fans were In despair when Speaker by a mighty drive for three bases to the center field seats followed, by an error and scored on the throw in bringing in tbe tielng run. The 11th inning was un productive of runs. Not A Skillful Politician. Denver , Oct. 9. —"If any fault can be found with bim it is because he is not a skillful politician. He does not possess the dangerous gift of appeal ing to the (im agination." This was tbe characterization of President Taft, made here by Senator T. E. Burton of Ohio. Senator Bur ton followed one day behind Governor Woodrow Wilson, made a plea for protective tariff, deolarlng the demo cratic tariff program would spell ruin for Colorado. Wilson Attacks Colonel. Kansas City , Oct. 9.— Governor Woodrow Wilson in his speeches at Topeka, Kas., and here last night, replied to Mr. Roosevelt's request at Albany, New York, that the democratic nominee "prove or retract" the decla ration that the United States steel corporation is behind the third party program for regulating trusts. The governor reiterated that the steel corporation "was behind the third party program in thought," and added that he knew nothing of any financial support. BIG CAMPAIGN FUNDS. Witnesses Tell Committee About Large Contributions. Washington , Oct. 9.—Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, brother of the president hear was the most important witness to be heard today before the senate campaign committee. Former senator M. B. Scott of West Virginia was the first witness today. "When we got low in funds in Octo ber, 1904," be said, "I asked Mr. Bliss if we could not go to 26 Broad way and get some money. He said, 'no,'that be already secured a con tribution from those people. I asked him bow much they hadjglven and he said $100,000." Charles P. Taft, tbe president's brother, told the committee he contri* buted $250.000 to tbe national cam paign in 1903 and that $150,000 was re turned. He also contributed 940,000 to the Ohio campaign. "I thought my brother was fitted fcr the presidency," said Mr. Taft, "and if elected I wanted him walk into the White house without obligation to any great interests or corporations and on that basis I prepared to go the limit." Mr. Taft testified that his contrlbu- # tions to the president's campaign for re-nomlnatlon totalled 9213,000, of which 8125,000 was given to the na tional Taft bureau. Dan R. Hanna of Cleveland testified that be gave 8177,000 to Colonel Roose velt's pre-convention campaign this year. To the Roosevelt national com mittee he gave 850,000, to Walter F. Brown for the Ohio campaign 850,000 and for state organization in Ohio 877,000. Doukhobors Make Trouble. Brandon , Man., Oot. 9.— A band of Doukhobors, who have come here to try to induce the authorities of the provincial insane asylum located here to liberate several members of their sect who have been confined in the institution for two years are giving the police much trouble. The Doukhobors are adopting the methods that attracted so much atten tion several years ago. They loiter around the asylum grounds and di vest themselves of their clothing. Their community is located northwest of Yorkton, Sask, and those here claim others will come until the num ber will reach 3,000. Tbe police have arrested a number of those here. Politicians Pass The Hat. Mackinaw City , Mich., Oct. 9.— Colonel Roosevelt's political tour of the central states was placed on a self supporting basis today« On the Roosevelt car there was a representa tive of the progressive party financial bureau whose duty is to pass tbe hat among the people gathered to hear the colonel at every stop. One thousand dollars was raised in Detroit yesterday the first try of the plan. Buttons and certificates of membership in the progressive party are given in return for contributions.