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W. A. SHEAR, Pub. J. H. KANE, Mgr. WIBAUX, MONTANA NEWS OF THE WEEK IN tPITOMf DIGEST OF THE NEWS WORTH TELLING CONDENSED FOR BUSY READERS. Washington. The senate has passed a bill increas ing the pension of survivors of the lr dian wars from $8 to $10 a month. The committee report says that there are now 5.000 survivors of these wars. President Roosevelt proposes to visit Alaska on a hunting trip after his presidential term expires. He ex pressed this desire to Robert W. Wi ley, who has spent seventeen years in that country. A bill has been favorably reported to the house providing that 10 cents' worth of postage stamps may be used instead of the special delivery stamp, providing the words "special delivery'* be written on the letter. Criminal. George Wiley, for the past four years treasurer of Contra Costa coun ty, Cal., shot and killed himself at his home. In a drunken brawl at Ames, Iowa Ross Fay was seriously knifed about the head and face. Worley Hardesty, released recently from the Fort Mad ison penitentiary, is under arrest '•harged with the cutting. The bodies of Mrs. Frank Smeck and her two children were found with their throats cut in the home of Mrs. Smeck at Centropoiis, Kan. It is not known whether it was a case of murder and vuicide or of triple murder. An attempt was made to assassinate Judge David Martin and his son, Mil ton Martin, as they rode along the highway in Knott county, Ky., by men concealed in the underbrush. Milton Martin was shot twice and seriously wounded, while Judge Martin was in jured by heavy stones which were thrown at him. There is no clue to their assailants. People Talked About. Isabelle Urquhart, the actress, died In a hospital at Rochester, N. Y. Prof. Limtri Ivanovitch Deleef, the celebrated chemist, died at St. Peters burg. J. Worden one of the first political bosses in Kansas, died at Lawrence, Kan. Mary S. Anthony, sister and life long co-worker of Susan B. Anthony, died in Rochester, N. Y\ Congressman W. H. Flack of New York died at his home at Malone, N. Y., after a long illness. John McRae, an extensive operatoi , in Northern Michigan, died from heart failure at Marquette. Charles Marvin, one of the most fa ■ mous drivers and trainers in America,! died in a hospital at Lexington, Ky. | Rev. Father William Gibbons, one 1 of the best known members of the Marist order in Louisiana, died in New , Orleans. Judge Edward Lander, the first chief justice of the territory of Washing ton and a veteran of the Mexican war, died in Washington. David P. Rhoades, one of the foun ders of the New York Tribune and as sistant of Horace Greely, died at his home in Stratford, Conn., aged eighty tour. James H. Palmer, manager of the "Virginian" company, and Miss Elean or Wilton, who takes the part of Mrs. Hewie in the play, were married in Denver. Arthur P. McKellop, a compiler ot Greek laws and one of the signers of many important Indian treaties with j the federal government, died at Mus kogee, I. T. Casualty. A six-story building, one of the larg est in Troy, N. Y., was destroyed by fire. Loss, $150,000. One trainman, Patrick Farrell, was killed and two seriously Injured in a rear-end collision near Gates, Pa. Ray Wyatt's left hand was torn oft while be was operating a corn sheller at the Kelsden farm at Vorhies, Iowa. The'two little daughters of Adolph Cagason of Dike, Iowa, were burned to death. The parents had left the children alone. J. J. Moore, a millionaire shipping ani ] commission merchant of Los An geles, was kicked by a horse and suf fered injuries which may prove fata). Cattlemen from the Sand Hill coun try of Northwestern Nebraska, where live stock is the chief industry, say that heavy losses have been sustained because of the long-continued severe weather. A rise of several degrees in tempera ture following an average snowfall of two or three inches in the Willamette valley in Oregon, and perhaps as many feet in the foothills, has caused floods in all the streams on the Willamette watershed. An explosion of molten metal which was accidentally overturned into a pool of cold water at the plant of the Illinois Steel company in Chicago in jured five workmen, two of them fa tally, wrecked two of the smelters and partly demolished four others, causing .a loss ot $100,000. TO rood YOUNG 10 DISMISS SOU RAILROADS SEEK ORDER TO CONI PEL ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DROP RATE SUIT. THREE CASES NOW PENDINC ACTION TAKEN IN THE FEDERAL COURT TO STOP SUIT IN STATE COURT. St. Paul, Keb. 15. — Judge William liOchron, in the United States circuit court yesterday granted an order di recting General E. T. Young to show cause why he should not dismiss the j mandamus suit which he instituted in the Ramsey county district court to compel the railroads in Minnesota u j put in effect the commodity rates pro | mulgatod by the state railroad and | warehouse commission. The Northern , Pacific and the Chicago Great Western filed petitions in the action, but the other roads concerned also are going to file simitar petitions. Hearing Postponed. The action against Mr. Young In re gat'd to the mandamus proceedings was taken yesterday morning after a continuance had been secured of the injunction ease of the railroad?, against the railroad and warehouse commission, to restrain the commis j sion from enforcing the commodity littes. When the injunction suit was called Mr. Young and his assistants entered pleas that the state was not prepared to take up the matter at that time. After the question had been av gued for about an hour it was agreed among the counsel and approved by the court that the case be continued until 1 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, j Applies to Young. It is urged by the counsel for the j railroads that the restraining order ! ap] lied to Mr. Young as well as to the commission, since it covers its em ployes or agents, but while the injune i tion stiit was pending in the fedeiai j court Mr. Young instituted, on Pel). 11, the mandamus proceedings in the Ramsey county district court against the railroads. There tire now three cases pending in connection with the commodity rate schedule promulgated by the state railroad and warehouse coni mission. ROADS MUST PAY 4 PER CENT. ■ Judge Hallam Holds That Two Roads Are Liable. St. Paul, Feb. 15.—The Duluth Northern Minnesota and the Minneso ta & Northern Wisconsin railroads will have to pay the State of Minne sota a 4 per cent tax on their gross earnings for 1905, if the decision filed yesterday in the district court by , Judge Hallam is affirmed by the su preme court. In an action brought by Attorney General E. T. Young to enforce the , payment of the tax it. was contended by the railroads that the statute pro viding for the payment of a 4 per cent gross earnings tax did not apply to them for 1905, and that if it did so ap ply it was unconstitutional. The case came before the court at special term, 1 Jan. 12. BURNING THEIR HOMES. Farmers Bunch Their Families and Burn Houses to Keep Warm. Winnipeg, Man. Feb. 15.—A delayed dispatch from C.au, Sask., says: "The fuel situat ra is acute. C. Cole, a farmer, cried when he found no coal here. J. C. Phillips, a farmer, has been ] burning manure; E. Shipman lias burned wheat for months; T. B. Brim tin has torn down his barns and sheds for fuel. Three farmers at Long Lake have bunched together and are burn ing the other two's houses. Some have been in bed three days. "Instances of the same character are heard on all sides. Horrible tales are reported every day." FACES MURDER CHARGE. Mrs. West, Head of Des Moines Baby Farm. Is Bound Over. Des Moines, Feb. 15. — Mrs. Fred West, proprietor of the West lying-in hospital here, was hound over to the grand jury in $10,000 bonds on a charge of murder in the first degree. It is alleged that Mrs. West instructed a nurse to give Baby Jim—its parents are unknown—ten drops of laudanum to put it out of its misery. Error Brings Suicide. Milwaukee, Feb. 15. — Despondent because of a slight inaccuracy which had crept into an important piece of bridge work of which he had charge, Walter J. Eels, twenty-one years of age, a civil engineer, committed sui cide. Ten-year-cld Hero. Shakopee, Minn., Feb. 15. — While trying to stop a runaway team of horses, little ten-year-old Johnny Thill of this city was dragged beneath their feet and was severely though not fatal ly injured. Strike Iron on Farm. St. Cloud, Minn.. Feb. 15.—Marcus .1. Maurin and Slbert J. Peters of Cold Springs claim to have discovered iron in paying quantities on the old Neid farm, three miles south of their vil lage. CHARGES AGAINST RAILROAD, DISCRIMINATION IN ALLOTMENT OF CARS—OTHER EVILS COM PLAINED OF Springfield, 111., Keb. 15. Charge.' of discrimination in the allotment o' freight cars to favored shippers, o' long delays in the handling of freight of grain elevators shut down ot losing heavily because of inability tc get cars, and that railroad companies were persistently trying to secure con trol of the grain and fuel husiuesr along their lines were made before tin house committee on railroads yester day by country grain dealers. Tin committee had up for consideratioi; the reciprocal demurrage bill. A scor« or more representatives of the Farm ers Grain Dealers' association appear ed before the committee to urge legis lation that they believe would relieve what they termed "intolrable contli tions." George S. Loftus of St. Pail 1 was oik of tlie speakers. "The roads in Minnesota discrimi nate against shippers who advocate reform legislation along the lines o' this bill," said Mr. Loftus, "and have forced many of them out of business. DESERTS HER HUSBAND. Granddaughter of Lincoln' Has Hac Enough of Baseball Husband. Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Feb. 15. — Warren Beckwith yesterday receiver a decree of divorce from bis wife, Jes sie Lincoln Beckwith, granddaughtet of Abraham Lincoln, on charge of tie serf ion. Mrs. Beckwith is given the custody of their two children. There is to be no alimony. Jessie Lincoln who is a daughter of Robert Lincoln son of the martyred president, Abra ham Lincoln, eloped with young Beck with, a baseball player, some three years ago. FINDS GREAT SUN SPOT. Scientist Predicts Electrical Disturb ances as Result. Pittsburg. Feb. 15. — Prof. John A Brashear of the Allegheny observatory announced yesterday the discovery ot a great sun spot. He says, as a result electrical disturbances will be expert enced throughout the couni ry about to-night. These disturb;,.he fur ther declares, may take : '.e form ot a display of aurora borealis, and tele graph and telephone communication may be seriously affected. HAS CLEMENCEAU QUIT? j Rumor Says French Premier Has Of fered Resignation. Paris, Feb. 15.—There was a rumor on the bourse yesterday that Premier Clemenceau had resigned. The report could not be confirmed, but in well in formed circles the premier's retire ment under the present circumstances without awaiting an adverse vote in the chamber of deputies would not cause any surprise. He lias been suf fering for over a week from an attack of influenza. | LEAP FOR CAR IS FATAL. Man Misses Ladder and Falls Beneath Wheels. Aitkin, Minn., Feb. 15.—An unidenti fied man was killed here yesterday. He was trying to catch the ladder or a box car while the train was going at a good rate of speed. He missed the ladder and was drawn under the car and dragged some distance. When picked til) he was dead and horribly mangled. Saloon Men Fined. Owatonna, Minn., Feb. 15.— L rah uni and Torgeson, the two Ow:.L ua sa loonmen arrested on a charge oper ating a gambling "joint," were each fined $25 and costs. Both Duelists Are Slain. Rogersville, Teun., Feb. 15.—Police man James Wright and James Barrett of Middlesboro, Ky., shot and killed each other in a raid on an alleged gambling resort Perished in a Drift. Marquette, Mich., Feb. 15.—A man's arm projecting from a snowdrift near Cusino resulted in the discovery of the body of Asa Johns, who hail frozen to death. Has Fatal Fall. Butte, Mont., Feb. 15.—Joseph Hur tan, employed at the public library, was fatally injured by falling from the top landing of the fire escape. He died soon after being taken to the hospital. Dynamite at Charivari. Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 15. — At a wed ding at Kussiaville a charivari party exploded thirty-two pounds of dyna mite near the house. Windows were broken in houses for miles around. Fall Breaks Neck. St. Cloud, Minn., Feb. 15. — Mary Pollard, nine years old, fell from a straw stack on her father's farm near here. When picked up she was dead, her neck having been broken. Many Cases of Smallpox. Sioux City, Iowa. Feb. 15.—Charles Jackson, a pitcher who was with the Sioux City teatn last season, is serious ly ill with smallpox. •> ' Fire Station Destroyed. Greenbush, Minn., Feb. 15.—Fire de stroyed the city fire station, leaving the city without fire protection. Killed by Cave-in. Bovey, Minn., Feb. 15.—George Zu rich was crushed to death by a cave In in the Canisto open pit mine. 150 LIVES LOST IN MARINE DISASTER THE MOST APPALLING DISASTER THAT EVER OCCURRED IN NEW ENGLAND WATERS. STEAMER SUNK BY COLLISION 4 HANDFUL OF SURVIVORS TELL AWFUL TALE OF SUFFERING AND DESPAIR. | Block Island. K. I.. Feb. 14.—A ma rine disaster with an appalling loss of life and entailing suffering almost bc yond the limit of human endurance came to light yesterday when a life boat of the Joy line steamer Larch mont, bound from Providence to New York, drifted into Block island harbor. 1 In the boat were several bodies ot men who had died from the effects ot long hours of exposure to a death dealing temperature Awful Tale of Disaster. In the boat also were eleven whose suffering was so intense that they seemed oblivious to the fact that death was in their midst and that they es caped only by virtue of their ability to withstand the rigor of zero weather in an open boat at sea. Tiie boat brought a tale of disaster that lias rarely been equaled in New England waters, and it is believed that when the final count is made it will be found that not less than 150 lives were lost. Following closely in the wake of the solitary lifeboat came bodies, cast upon the beach by angry waves. Burden of Grim Death. Then came lifeboats and rafts. Each of them have their burden ol grim death as well as a load of suffering humanity, and each brought a tale ot horror, of suffering and of despair. The steamship officials estimate that about 150 passengers and a crew ot fifty were on board the steamer when she left Providence Monday night. Forty-eight bodies reached these shores yesterday, and nineteen were alive when taken from the lifeboats. Taking the estimated figures of the steamship officials as a basis, there are still 138 persons to account for. Cause of Accident in Dispute. The cause of the accident lias not been satisfactorily explained. It oc curred just off Watch Hill, about 11 o'clock Monday night, when the three masted schooner Mary Knowlton crashed into the steamer's port side, amidships. Capt. George Mc\ ey ot the Larcbmont declares that the Knowlton suddenly swerved from her course, luffed up into the wind and crashed into his vessel. Capt. Haley of the Knowlton asserts that the steamer did not gi 'e his ves sel sufficient sea room and ihat the collision occurred before he could take his schooner out of the path of the oncoming steamer. Steamer Sinks Quickly. The steamer, with a huge hole torn in her side, was fj seriously damaged that she sank to the bottom in less than half an hour. The Knowlton after she had backed away from the wreck began to fill rapidly, hut her crew manned the pumps and kept hei afloat until she reached a point ot Quondehontaug, where they put out in the life boats and reached shore. There were no fatalities on the schoon er. Caught in Their Bunks. A majority of those on the Larch mont had retired for the night when the collision occurred. They rushed | on deck into zero atmosphere, many ot them clad only in their night clothes, and so quickly did the steamer sink that there was no time to return below for warmer clothing. Those who had no opportunity to clothe themselves succumbed long be fore they reached shore, and even I those who were fortunate enough to be j fully dressed endured suffering and frost bites of a most serious nature. ! | ! TRAIN PAUSES ON BRINK. Black Damond Express Leaves Rails on Bridge, but Does Not Fall. | Easton, Pa., Feb. 14.—Jumping off the rails on the bridge over the Dela- j ware and pausing on the brink of the terrible disaster presented, the Black Diamond express on the Lehigh Valley railroad barely escaped a frightful wreck yesterday. No one was injured, though every passenger was in grave danger. Securities Gone, Also Treasurer. New Britain, Conn., Fel). 14.—Nego tiable securities valued at $150,000 are missing from the vaults of the Savings Bank of New Britain, and the treas urer, William F. Walker, has myste riously dropped out of sight. The pres ident of the bank received a note from the missing man, in which he said that a defalcation would be found. Telegraphers May Strike. Chicago, Feb. 14.—The union teleg raphers employed by the Western Union in Chicago will take a vote next Sunday on the question of going on a strike to enforce certain demands that have been made on the company. Four Lost in Flood. Columbus, Neb., Feb. 14. — The breaking of an ice gorge in the Loup river caused the water to rise over five feet in an hour. A family of four were drowned while attempting to es cape to higher ground. Head of seventy-five Bank*. Twenty-five years ago W. S. Wet l:am 1< fl the town of l«n Grange, Ga., \vit!i the munificent sum of $1 in his pocket and landed in New York with "nothing to his credit but his clothes and his character. The quality of the former does not matter the quality of the latter has shown Itself. Ho is to day president of seventy-five banks, all but four of which are (situated in bis native state. In return for Geor gia's small advance of 100 cents he has pretty well cornered her banking in terests and has in keeping a goodly amount of her funds. The four b&uks of which he is president outside of the state of Georgia are situated in Florida. "Won't you be glad when the elec tion is over?" queried a gent passen ger on a Market street car last even* ing. "Not. on your life," answered his companion. "Since the campaign opened neother Carrie Nation, Elijah Dowie of Vesuvius have been heard from." Too many blows will extinguish the light of love. STILL MORE PROOF (That Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Havr Cured Even the Most Stubborn Cases of Rheumatism. "When I was a boy of sixteen," says Mr. Otto H. Rose, a retired grocer, o-t 1226 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind., "I met with a serious accident which injured the bone of my head over the right eye. 1 recovered from the accident to all appearances, but not many years after I began to have intense pains in the injured bone, ■which came on every year and would last from a few days to several weeks. "I consulted the doctors who told me that I was suffering from neural gia. The sight of my right eye was affected, so that at times I could scarcely see out of it, while both eyes watered constantly. During these at tacks I was often dizzy from the ter rible pains. The pains came on every morning and passed away in the after noon. I never suffered from the pain at night. "I tried without success to get re lief until a friend told me to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. When I had taken a few boxes I felt the pain growing less intense and in a much shorter time than I had hoped for I was entirely cured. 1 have recom mended the pills to several persons, who have used them with good results. ! ''My wife uses Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for nervous headaches and finds them the best medicine she has ever used as they give relief where all oth ers fail." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all druggists or sent, postpaid on receipt o'! price, 50 cents per box, six boxes $2.50, by the Dr. Williams Medi cine Company, Schenectady, N. Y. An instructive booklet, entitled "Nervous Disorders," will be sent free on request to anyone interested. | | j LABOR OF HINDUS IS CHEAP. They Might Be Employed to Dig the Panama Canal. | "Why not dig the Panama canal ! with Hindu labor?" an expert upon labor in various lands recently asked. "A number of Punjab Mohammedans, big, sturdy-looking men, have recently arrived in British Columbia in the search for work at wages which to them are high, but which, as we re gard them here, are small. They are not wanted by the Canadians, how ever. I "The Hindu laborer is. as a rule, intelligent and capable and would be 1 well adapted to the climate of Pan ama. There is a great deal of dis content in India at the present time, owing to the small wages paid to la borers, and they would welcome any opportunity for foreign employment. The average wage there is $3 to $4 a month. In the tea gardens of As sam they can earn but $1.63 to $1.98 a month, the last figures being the amount paid after four years' service. "It Is not surprising, therefore, that large numbers of coolies should leave the country. Indeed, they are leaving in such numbers that the matter is receiving the serious consideration of the Indian government. Many have gone to Natal, where they earn from $30 to $35 a month. From all ac counts they are most satisfactory workmen. And another point in their favor is that nowhere, it seems, does the same prejudice exist agamst thenj as against Chinese coolies." GUIDES CHILDREN. Experience and a Mother's Love Make Advice Valuable. An Ills, mother writes about feeding children; "If mothers would use Grape-Nuts more for their little ones, there would be less need for medicines and fewer doctor bills. "If those suffering from indigestion and stomach troubles would live on Grape-Nuts, toast and good milk for a 'short period they would experience more than they otherwise would be lieve. "Our children have all learned to know the benefit of Grape-Nuts as an appetizing, strengthening food. It is every evening, with few variations, like this: 'Mamma, let's have toast and Grape-Nuts for breakfast; or, let's have eggs and Grape-Nuts'—never forget ting the latter. "One of our boys in school and 15 years of age repeatedly tells me his mind is so much brighter after having i Grape-Nuts as a part if not all hiB i breakfast." Name given by Postum ' Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the lit tle book, "The Road to Wellville," lo pkgs. "There's a Reason." WORKS IN THE GARDEN. Eighty-Seven Year* Old, But Has 2 Sound Back. Robert Scollan, 87 years old, of 55 Garden St., Seneca Falls, N. Y., a fine, sturdy old gentle man, who works in his own gar den, gives thanks to Doan's Kidney Pills for his sound back and kidneys. Mrs. Goetchious his daughter, says: "Fathet had a severe at tack of kidney trouble and lumbago, which caused him much suffering. He begun taking Doan's Kidney Pills and was soon cured. We always keep them on hand. My husband was cured of bad pains in the back by taking only part of a box." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. An ArfJjry Dowager Empress. A correspondent writing from Pi king says that the empress dowager learning that her imperial edict issued several years ago calling upon Chi nose fathers and mothers to stop the custom of binding their daughters' feet wtis not being obeyed .as univer sally as a special imperial edict ought to he, evinced considerable ire at the news, with the result that several grand councillors who were present at the time underwent a disagreeable quarter of an hour at her majesty's hands. Oldest Bank Notes. The oldest bunk notes in the world are the "flying money" or convenient money, first issued in China in 2697 B. C. One writer tells that the an cient Chinese bank notes were in many respects similar to those of the present day, bearing the name of tint note, the signature of the official who issued it and its value, in both figures and words. On the top of these curi ous notes was the following injunc tion: "Produce all you can; spent] with economy." His Experience. Tommy-—Pit, what is a limited mon archy? Pa—Anything ier-s than four kings, MIX THIS AT HOME. Valuable Prescription Which Anyone Can Easily Prepare. The following simple home-made mixture is said to readily relieve and overcome any form of Rheumatism by forcing the Kidneys to filter from the blood and system all the uric acid and poisonous waste mtler, relieving at once such symptoms as backache, weak kidneys and bladder and blood diseases. Try it, as it doesn't cost much to make, and is said to be absolutely harmless to the stomach. Get the following harmless ingredi ents from any good pharmacy: Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half ounce; Compound Kargon, one ounce; Com pound Syrup of Sarsaparilla, three ounces. Mix by shaking well in a bot tle, and take a teas] toon fill after each meal and again at bedtime. This simple mixture is said to give prompt relief, and there are very few easy of Rheumatism and Kidney troubles it will fail to cure perma nently. These are all harmless, every-day drugs, and your druggist should keep them in the prescription department; if not, have him order them from the wholesale drug houses for you, rather than fail to use this, if you are af flicted. Keeps the Hair From Falling Out. Little Johnny Smith suddenly a&keii. in a startled voice, "Mamma, is thar bay rum in the bottle on your table? "Mercy no, dear," she replied. "That, is mucilage." "Oh!" said little Johnny. Theu after a moment's pause, he added reflective ly: "Perhaps that's why I can't get my hat off." Work cures worry. PATENTS. List of Patents Issued Last Week to Northwestern Inventors. , Reported by Lothrop & Johnson patent lawyers, 911 Pioneer Press building, St. Paul, Minn.: Patrick F. Connelly, Sioux Falls, S. D., adjusta ble trowel; Dietrich Gleim, Hastings. Minn., hame attachment; Nels Hill. Sykeston, N. D., railway snow plow: Gustave Matson, Crookston, Minn., hay-sling lock; Charles W. Merrill. Lead, S. D., pressure filter; John Mill er, Minneapolis, Minn., brick machine: Ole E. Nelson, Herman, Minn., shock loader. Some day a long-suffering genius will invent a safety razor with a pho nograph attachment—then it will be good-by for the gerrulous barber. PUTNAM FADELESS DYES color More goods, per package, than others, and the colors are brighter and faster The easier a man makes his money the easier it is for other people t« separate him from it. PILES CUBED IN 6 TO 14 BAYS. PAZO OINTMENT Is guaranteed So core any case o( Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in I to 14 day* or money refunded. 60c. Nothing seems to worry a burglai more than a small dog with a big bark. There is no virtue in the Innocencs that only fears the wroi g.