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/+EM8 OF GENERAL INTEREST FRESH FROM THE DAILY NEWSPAPER SERVICE. GATHERED FROM BOTH CONTINENTS Happenings National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Herewith Selected ,or Our Many Readers. Emperor William is reported to have joined the ranks of the teetotalers. Charles Hubner, 35 years old, when his fiancee's parents objected to his marriage with their daughter, killed himself at Sterling, Ill. At Johanisthal, Germany, Leon Le tort, a French aviator, landed Satur day after a nonstop flight from Paris, a distance of about 590 miles. Many German enterprises and in dustries may be represented at the Panama-Pacific exposition despite the Berlin government's decision not to participate. Governor William Sulzer of New York asserts he has no fear of the ultimate result of the impeachment proceedings which have been institut ed against him. The French government has sent a delegation to San Francisco to take possession of a site on the grounds of the Panama-Pacific exposition for the French pavilion. United States military authorities at Eagle Pass, Texas, seized a quan tity of paper money Saturday intended for the constitutionalists in Mexico and held it as contraband of war. Banks in the central and far west ern states will begin receiving early in September their share of the $50, 000,000 crop movement fund that the government is placing in the agricul tural states. Rapid progress on the tariff bill was made Saturday in the senate.' The wool schedule was disposed of so far as it will be considered by the senate in committee of the whole, and a deep inroad was made to the free list. Detectives of seven European coun tries who are searching for a $750,000 pearl necklace stolen during transit from Paris to London profess to have evidence that there is a gigantic trust of Jewel thieves at work internation ally. Our arbitration treaty with Japan expired by limitation August 23 and a supplementary treaty proposed to ex tend its provisions has not been acted on by the senate. Means of arbitrat ing the California alien land question or other disputes no longer exist un less a special agreement should be made. At Erie, Pa., Saturday, rioting in connection with the strike of iron molders broke out afresh and as a re sult a state policeman was wounded, three men are in the hospital, a score of injured have been taken to their homes. It is said that not since the trouble began, 10 months ago, has there been such a serious rising. HARRY THAW STILL IN JAIL Canadian Law Not Sure of Mode of Procedure. Sherbrooke.-Harry K. Thaw, squab bling with the dominion's leading law yers retained to prevent his return to the Matteawan state hospital for the criminal insane, from which he es caped August 17, was Sunday appar ently as much in ignorance of the next move in his case as the casual idler around Sherbrooke jail. His counsel is debating whether they would produce Thaw in court on a writ of habeas corpus this week or abandon the writ; surrender him to the immigration authorities, and coun tenance his deportation to Vermont, a procedure to which, it was said here, the immigration officers had agreed. Thaw is loquacious, erratic, domi neering. Never in this history of the province of Quebec or the Dominion of Canada, for that matter, has such a legal snarl within-snarl case been before the courts. Features of Night Show. Chariot races, broadsword battles on hLrbeback and push ball games will be features of the big night show which will be held at the Interstate fair dur ing the week of September 15 to 21. Over a ton of fireworks will be set off nightly as the grand climax of the "Last Stand of Custer" which will be the play staged in the open air. tNational Plumbers' Association Elects. Boston.-John R. Alpine of Chicago was reelected general president of the United Association of Plumbers, Gas Fitters, and Steam Fitters at the close of its triennial convention Tuesday. Thomas E. Burke of Chicago was re elected general secretary-treasurer. The next convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1916. Recover Body From Wreck. 'Trinidad, Col.-The body of E. D. Stalsell, the Santa Fe bridge foreman who, with four of his men, was killed tn a cave-in in the old Raton tunnel August 21, was recovered. The bodies of Fred Fleener and George Clement, carpenters, are still in the debris. Doing things for effect is seldom ef fectivw e ILaA MONTANA BRIEFS The annual tournament of the Mon tana shotgun and trap-shooters was held at Butte this week. Nearly a half million fry were dis tributed in streams along the North ern Pacific -ailroad recently. McLeod, Carsten, Cundy and Roll and Cundy won the finals at Hunters Hot Springs in the state tennis tourna ment. A jury has been secured at Lewis town for the trial of Lowrie S. Mc Laughlin, charged with the murder of Patrick Duffy. An unknown man jumped from the westbound passenger Monday near Forsyth and the body fell into the Yel lowstone river. W. E. West was arraigned Saturday at Miles City on the charge of murder, for the killing of an unknown negro in the Milwaukee yards August 15. Glenn H. Anderson, B. T. Hall and Arthur Hill, who escaped from the county jail at Sheridan, Wyo., August 17, were caught at Forsyth Tuesday. Deputy Stock Inspector Frank Biglin shot and killed himself while tempor arily insane, was the finding of the coroner's jury at Lewistown Au gust 23.. The Northern Idaho and Montana Power company has accepted the terms of the city of Kalispell recently offered for the purchase of the water plant and system. The First National Bank of Stevens ville, Mont., has made application for a charter. The capital is $25,000 and incorporators are George May, C. P. Merdal and R. C. Friabie, all of Ste vensville. Beginning September 23, the Mon tana State fair will be in full swing, with the largest grain and stock ex hibits, the finest outdoor free attrac tions and the greatest attendance of its history. A big forest fire, which started Au gust 21 and has already destroyed a large amount of timber, is raging in the Bear Tooth national forest on Mount Marie, a short distance south of Red Lodge. According to Attorney General Dan M. Kelly, aliens of Montana will test the alien hunting law this year with the hope of gaining the right to hunt and fish with the same privileges as the residents of the state. Arrangements have been perfected by Railroad Commissioners Dan Boyle, E. A. Morley and J. H. Hall for a twenty-eight-day inspection trip, start ing September 1, that will take them to every part of Montana and over every mile of track in operation. The Great Northern and the North ern Pacific Railroad companies have revoked all passes issued to Montana state officials and their deputies, num bering about 600, and it is expected that all the other roads operating through the state will take like action. Acting under instructions from the state game warden, Deputy Game Warden Herman Bockman is disarm ing all aliens in Lincoln county in ac cordance with a gun license law passed by the last legislature, requiring that all foreigners must have a written per mit before carrying firearms. George R. McCarrom of Livingston, Mont., has been appointed by Judge Law of Bozeman as receiver of the property, mines, mills and water pow er plant of the Montana Consolidated Gold Mining company, incorporated, for $10,000,000 and having property al leged to be worth half a million. Robert Edgar, better known as "Gey ser Bob," died at Yellowstone lake ho tel August 22 of pneumonia. "Geyser Bob" was one of the famous characters of the park. For 30 years he has driv en coaches through wonderland and knsw the park as no other living man knew it. He was born in Brooklyn about 70 years ago. About Our State. First railroad, Utah & Northern, a narrow gauge, entered state in 1880, via Beaver canon into Dillon. Miles of railroad in state Nov. 30, 1881, 125 miles. Miles of railroad in state November 30, 1912, 4,377 miles. Gold mining began in 1861 on Gold creek, 20 miles northwest of Deer Lodge. Highest mountain, Mt. Wood, 12,480 feet, situated 18 miles north of the Yel lowstone park. Value of mineral production of state since 1862, approximately $1,600,000, 000. W. Cameron Forbes Resigns. Manila.-W. Cameron Forbes, gov ernor general of the Philippines since November, 1909, has sent his resigna tion to Washington. It is effective September 14, just three weeks from today, when Mr. Forbes will leave di rectly for the United States. Wenatchee Girl Fatally Burned. Wenatchee, Wash.-Miss Clara Jet sen, aged 20 years, a domestic in the home of H. O. Butler, died Tuesday from burns received in the accidental explosion of an alcohol stove. Rouen, France.-The French avia tor, M. Montalent, and a passenger, M. .detivier, were killed Sunday by the collapsing of their hydro-aeroplane. Mrs. A. J. Robinson, dead in He bron, Conn., at 83, was the widow of four civil war veterans, yet never had been able to get a pension. BANKERS'PROPOSALS CRITICIZE CURRENCY BILL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS FOR CONSIDERATION. SEND DEIECATES TO PRESENT THEM Offer Several Changes in the Owen. Glass Measure Ends Two Days Debate at Chicago-Desire to Eliminate Politics. Chicago.-Bankers from all parts of the country at the end of a two days' conference at Chicago Saturday agreed on a number of important amendments to the Owen-Glass currency bill now pending in congress and appointed a committee of seven to go to Washing ton and endeavor to have the changes incorporated in the measure. Mem bers of the conference expressed the belief that the administration forces in Washington will be convinced by the arguments they will present and modify the bill so that it will be rea sonably satisfactory to the banking and business interests of the country. The Resolutions. The resolutions adopted at the con ference follow: "Resolved, That we recommend the following changes in the bill as now published, convinced that while not rendering the plan ideal, these changes would render organization more prob able, would avoid a credit disturbance and provide a system that would grad ually develop into a bulwark for thi protection of. our whole commerce, benefiting alike, and in equal measure, the laborer, the farmer and the busi ness man." A summary of the important changes in the curreney bill proposed by the resolutions adopted by the bankers' conference follow: That there should be established one central federal reserve bank under the new currency and banking plan, in stead of 12, and if this is found inex pedient the number should not exceed five, with as many branches as may be required in all parts of the coun try. Want Membership Voluntary. That membership in the federal re serve banks be made voluntary instead of cumpulsory on the part of the na tional banks, the same as provided in the case of state banks. That the amount of subscription to the capital stock of federal banks be reduced 20 to 15 per cent of the capi talization of the bank applying for membership: That in order to remove the control of the federal reserve banks from po litical influence direction of the insti tution be vested in a board of seven members, coinposed of the secretary of the treasury as an ex-officio member, three members to be appointed by the president of the United States, who shall give due regard to geographical territory of the country, and three members to be selected by the member banks. The terms of office are fixed at three, six and nine years at the be ginning and nine years for all mem bers after the first term. The salary is fixed at $10,000 a year, with an al lowance for necessary traveling ex penses. That three of the directors of re gional banks shall be experienced in banking and live in the district. That the directors of the regional banks be authorized to elect their own officers, who, with the federal agent designated by the federal reserve board, shall manage the institution, That the a, pointee of the federal reserve board shall not act as chair man of the board of directors of re gional banks, but shall transact the duties of a government representative. Would Abolish Advisory Board. That the advisory board of the fed eral reserve bank be abolished, as un der the plan proposed the bank mem bers would have representation on the regular board of the reserve bank. That the authority of the federal re serve board to compel one member bank to rediscount paper of another bank be made optional instead of man datory. That the cumulative divisions al lowed member banks out of the earn ings on their shares in the federal re serve bank be increased from 5 to 6 per cent. That state banks accepting membership in federal reserve banks be required to adopt the word "na tional" in their corporate names. That all government moneys be de posited in federal reserve banks ex cept the five per cent redemption fund of outstanding national bank notes. That federal reserve banks be pro hibited from rediscounting paper drawn for carrying of securities other than stocks and bonds. Ask Reduction of Reserve. That the cbuntry banks required re serve be reduced from 15 to 12 per cent and that not less than four per cent be kept in the bank vault, not less than four per cent deposited with the federal reserve bank and the re mainder with the corporate. The reserve city banks required re serve be fixed at 18 per cent instead of 20 and 25 per cent, as by the former variable scale. Of this six per cent is to remain in vault, six per cent in a federal reserve bank and six per cent with the corporate of the central reserve bank. The central reserve city banks' re quired reserve, which varied from 20 to 25 per cent, be fixed at 20 per cent, SPORTING COLUMN The Leach Cross-Johnny Dundee bout, scheduled for September 1 at Los Angeles, has bees postponed in definitely. Twelve full games now separate New York and Philadelphia in the Na tional league. In the American league the Philadelphia Athletics have been able not only to hold their own, but to increase their lead. Cleveland is now trailing the leaders 'by nine full games. John W. ("Bull") Young, a cowboy heavyweight pugilist, died in a hos pital at Los Angeles Saturday from injuries suffered at Vernon arena the night before when he was knocked out by Jess Willard, and immediately after his death warrants charging man slaughter werA issued against Willard and 11 others connected with the fight. Establishing what was said to be a world's record with rod and reel W. C. Boschen of New York recently brought to gaff off Catalina island, 25 miles in the ocean from Los Angeles, a 355 pound swordfish, after a fight lasting 92 minutes. The fish was 12 feet in length, with a sword four feet long and seven inches wide at the base. London.-The great Olympic fund of $500,000 is not rolling up as fast as the promoters expected. An appeal for this amount, to provide adequately for the British team at the Olympic games in Berlin in 1916, was issued August 17. It was signed by Earl Grey, Lord Roberts, the duke of Westminster and many other prominent men, but only $25,000 has been subscribed in the first week. Of this $10,000 was sub scribed by Lord Northcliffe, $5000 by the duke of Westminster, - while Sir Thomas Lipton and H. G. Selfridge each contributed $500. At Chicago 30,000 spectators August 23 saw Disturber III., owned and pilot ed by Commodore James H. Pugh of Chicago, win the American motor boat championship. Disturber III. did the 15 laps, a distance of 30 miles, in 42:47. The championship, which car ries with it a $5000 trophy, was open to boats of all sizes and the Pugh boat, Baby Reliance, Barnacle, Oregon Kid and Kitty Hawk V. won the right in previous trials to contend. The little Oregon Kid, powered only with a 100 horsepower engine, after leading for 10 miles, broke down and in the next lap Kitty Hawk V. followed, leaving the fight to Disturber III. and Baby Reliance, the one a 40-footer and the other just half that length. TO ERADICATE RUSSIAN THISTLE Cut Ground With Sharp Disc Before the Weed Goes to Seed. "The Russian thistle," says Mr. Jones of Lincoln county, Wash., "makes a very slow growth and ma tures its seed late in the season. Es pecially is this true when growing in a crop of grain. About the time that the wheat is ready to harvest the thistle is in bloom and the plants are small. As soon as the crop is cut the plant grows rapidly. The size of the plants when the grain is harvested makes it possible to destroy the thistle before it seeds by cutting the ground with a sharp disc or right lap imme diately after the grain is harvested. "'Immediately' does not mean in two or for weeks, but the disc should fol low the header so that the seed will not be sufficiently developed to grow." GRAIN AND MILLING NEWS. The Farmers' Union Warehouse Co. of Cottonwoodt, Idaho, will install a .chop mill of six tons per hour capac ity. The Colfax Milling Co. is increasing capacity of flour mill at Colfax from 150 barrels to 250 barrels a day. The mill will resume grinding about Sep tember 1. The Whitestone-Turner Warehouse Co. has just completed a 120,000 bush el grain elevator at Turner. It is 96 feet high and the largest and tallest building in the county. W. L. Broad and associates are or ganizing the Intermountain Milling Co., with paid up capital of $100,000, to build and operate a 200-barrel flour mill and alfalfa plant, costing $50,000, at Townsend, Mont. The new com pany has bought the elevator of the Farmers' Elevator Co. National Indian Congress. Over 1,000 Indians will be congre gated on the Interstate fair grounds during the week of September 15 to 21 attending the first National Indian Congress, which will be the first of its kind ever held in the country. The Indians all over the Northwest are taking a great interest in the congress. 10 per cent in the vault and 10 per cent in the federal reserve bank. That the time limit on farm loans be extended from 9 to 12 months. That the entire section of the bill relating to savings banks be stricken out so as to leave the existing regu lations governing this class of insti tution intact. That the federal reserve banks is sue the necessary currency bank notes under the comptroller of the currency instead of having these notes issued by the government. The conference considered this plan necessary for .the protection of the government's credit :n time of war or other emergency. The answer of the administration forces in the house, to the criticisms of the new currency bill made by the conference of bankerq at Chicago will be a tightening up of the lines and a more vigorous endorsement of the bill as it now stands.. AUTO RIDES FATAL ONLY EIGHT PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KILLED SUNDAY. WORST ACCIDENT HEAR ST.JOHN,IND. Machine Hit by Train Going at High Speed-Other Killings Occurred in Southern California Cities. Chicago.-Five passengers were killed and three badly hurt Sunday night when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by the "Hoosier Limited" train on the Chica go, Indianapolis & Louisville railroad one mile north ot St. Louis, Ind. The dead: Alexander Rubin, a merchant, his wife and two-year-old daughter. Mrs. Lee Rubin, wife of one of the injured men. Lee Rubin Jr., six years old, son of Mrs. Lee Rubin. Lee H. Rubin, a merchant, Isadore Schiller, a real estate dealer, and Miss Amanda Kahn were badly cut and bruised. At Santa Rosa, Cal. Miss Mary Lawrence of Santa Rosa and Leslie Matthews of Kenwood were killed and Miss Clara Lawrence was injured, probably fatally, and Sidney Elphick of Pennsylvani Grove re ceived minor hurts when an automo bile in which the four were riding overturned over an embankment on the Mark West spring road, ten miles from here, Sunday. Elphick was driving and was blinded by dust raised by another automobile when his car left the road. San Bernardino, Cal. J. C. Webster, a wealthy resident of Pasadena, plunged from the top of a viaduct and was crushed to instant death beneath his automobile. Webster, riding alone, had been rac ing a Santa Fe passenger train, on which was a friend he had expectea to meet here. His big touring car evi dently was making such speed that the driver could not turn to make the descent. THE RECLAMATION PROJECTS IN THE NORTHWEST STATES Interior Department to Disburse Big Fund Before the Year 1914 Closes. The government reclamation service has, under the present apportionment of funds, approximately $11,000,000 available to expend on the reclamation projects in the four northwestern states during the remalnedr of 1913 and" all of 1914. This enorinous amount is divided among the four states as follows: Washington ...............$1,835,000 Oregon .................. 3,050,000 Idaho ..................... 3,700,000 Montana .................. 2,225,000 These estimates are furnished by Arthur P. Davis, chief engineer of the United States reclamation service, who, in company with Secretary of the Interior Lane, has just completed an inspection of several of the Montana and. Washington projects, and will, within the next few days, inspect Ore gon and Idalfo projects. The amounts given are the actual money available under the present ap portionment. They are not the total amount the government will spend on the projects now under construction, as in several instances the present ap portionment falls far short of enough to complete the project, though in all cases furnishing enough funds for con tinuous operations until January, 1915, when the new apportionment will bh made. Under the existing apportionment the Washington allowance is divided into five enterprises, Idaho into four, Oregon three and Montana three. While President Wilson can change the existing apportionments, which were made by President Taft, and will, according to Secretary Lane, probably make some changes, it is not expected they will be be radical or make much alteration in the present plans. CHAOS IN THE YANGTSE VALLEY Warships Dare Not Trust Forts at Kiang Yin. London.-The Peking correspondent of the Times describes chaotic condi tions in the Yangtsc valley, owing to the dilatoriness of the government troops. He says that within a day's march of the Wu Sung forts 2000 southern soldiers continue to defy the federals and the attitude of the Kiang Yin forts is so doubtful that the war ships, which are badly wanted for an assault on Nanking, dare not venture past them. Canal Opening Deferred. Panama.-Contrary to expectations, the blowing up of the Gamboa dike, which would remove the last obstruc tion to the navigation of the Panama canal by light-draft vessels, was not carried out August 25. The destruc tion of the dike has now been set for September 12. Nobility Meets at Kelheim. Kelheim.-All the German sover eigns, including Emperor William and the heads of the city republics of Hamburg, Bremen and Lubeck, have assembled here as the guests of the prince regent of Bavaria to commemo rate in the great hall of liberation the defeat of Napoleon, in 1813. ON PACIFIC COAST Fire chiefs of the Pacific coast cities held their annual meeting at Tacoma this week. The California Retail Grocers' asso ciation will hold its annual convention in Santa Rosa, October 6, 7 and 8. The "Best Baby in the World" will reveive a prize of $25,000 at the Pan. ama-Pacific exposition by the Child Life Exhibit company. The Norwegian steamer Thodefage lund and the German bark Thielbek collided bows-on in Astoria harbor Sunday, doing heavy, damage. Jack London's huge new residence, on his ranch near Glen Ellen, Cal., was mostly destroyed by fire recently. Only the stone walls remained. The constitutionality of the charter amendment providing a four-year term for office holders in San Francisco is now upheld by the supreme court. C. F. Beynon, 30 years old, of St. Louis, Mo., was drowned recently in the Thistochina river while on his way to the recently discovered Shushanna gold field of Alaska. Walter S. Hobart, San Francisco millionaire and club man, and prob ably the best known of western polo players, was seriously injured recently in a fall from his pony while practic ing. Sacramento and interior California, from noon Saturday until Sunday night, suffered the hottest 36 hours in the history of government weather ob servations. The thermometer regis tered 109 Saturday afternoon. Near Santa Cruz, Cal., Sunday, Charles Colin, member of a party of deer hunters, was killed when Earl Sheldon, With another hunting party, fired at a fleeing buck and discharged a load of buckshot into Colin's body. Jesse W. Lilienthal, prominent in the financial world of San Francisco, will succeed Patrick Calhoun as presi dent of the United Railways of San Francisco, a subsidiary of the United Railways Investment company of New Jersey. At Sacramento, Cal., Sunday, Lynn Todd, son of R. B. Todd, was pushed from a rowboat into the Sacramento river by Ray Hite, 15 years old, and was drowned. On June 16, 1912, Hite shot and killed Willie Merrow, aged 6 years. Patrick McDonald, wealthy Alaska miner, and Mrs. Alice Reese, widow of McDonald's former partner, were mar ried at Vancouver, Wash., recently as the result of the inability of the two to disentangle their joint property holdings after the death of Mr. Reese two years ago. The Juneau land office has refused the application for patents made by the claimants of what is known as the Chezum group of coal land claims in the Bering river district, Alaska, cov ering 1750 acres of land adjoining the canceled Cunningham claims. The land is reputed to be enormously val uable. Joseph Patron, the man shot during the train robbery at Portland, August 19, and who died next day from his wound while being held as a suspect, has been identified as a former con ivtct in Walla Walla penitentiary, where he was sent from Seattle 15 years ago for highway robbery. He was known under the aliases of J. B. Allison and Yellow Bill. A condition said to be unique in ec clesiastical annals of California has grown out of the hospitality of Rabbi Martin A. Meyer and his congrega tions, who have thrown open their place of worship, the Temple Emanu El, San Francisco, to the congregation of the First Congregational church, and for the next two weeks Hebrews and Christians will worship, according to their separate creeds, in the same edifice. In reply to a recent order of the state railroad commission slicing every express rate in California of Wells, Fargo & Co., and severely criticising the relationship between the express company and the Southern Pacific rail road, the Southern Pacific filed this week with the commission a petition for a rehearing. Already Wells, Far go & Co. has filed its own answer, and the railroad asks permission to make common cause with the express com pany. "It is respectfully represented," recites the petition, "that the Southern Pacific is not a principal stockholder of Wells, Fargo & Co., but that to the contrary your petitioner does not own any stock in said express copnay." REBELS LOOT POWER SCHOONER March From Sonora Toward Lower California Stronghold. San Diego, Cal.-From Edward Hol derness, a civil engineer who arrived August 25 from the desert country, it is learned that on Thursday 200 Mex ican rebels crossed the Colorado river from Sonora into Lower California. They marched to Lake Maghore, where they seized and looted the pow er schooner Ida B., which was loaded with rice, sugar and coffee belonging to a construction company. From the lake, which is 30 miles from Mexicali, they marched toward the latter. At Mexicali there are said to be over 200 federals with several machine guns. Two English physicians are experi menting with a parasite with which they hope to exterminate the flies of their country in a few years. Most of us admire a fool as long as he has money.