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W. A. SHEAR, Pub. J. H. KANE, Mgr. WIBAUX, MONTANA NEWS or THE WEEK IN EPITOME DIGEST OF THE NEWS WORTH TELLING CONDENSED FOR BUSY READERS. Washington Notes. All records for excavation on the Panama canal were broken dnring July, despite a reduction in the force of employes. The work in the Culebra division was nearly five times as much as for the same month in 1906. More than 100 complaints were filed with the interstate commerce commission, each asking reparation from the various railroads in the Southeastern territory on account of the yellow pine decision of the su preme court of the 1'nited States. People Talked About. The Earl of Dunmore. a prominent Christian Scientist in England, who last December visited Airs. Baker G. Eddy at Concord, X. H.. died at Trim ley Manor, near Canterbury, England. Prof. Mentchikoff of the Pasteur in stituted in Paris, Prof. Maurice Cal mette and Prof. Letulle of Lille have received formal invitations from the Vnited States goverrnment to attend the tuberculosis congress at Washing ton next year. \mzi Smith, for forty-three years connected with the document room of the United States senate and for many years in charge of that impor tant branch of the senate, died in Washington of typhoid fever. He was sixty-four years old. The marriage of Miss Katrina Wright, daughter of Luke E. Wright, the retiring ambassador to Japan, to Charl*?s Palmer, vice president of the International Bank of Manila, took place at the picturesque American em bassy at Tokio. The young couple sail ed for the United States, in company with Gen. and Mrs. Wright. .. Crimes and Criminals. A mob lynched John Lipsey, a ne gro who criminally assaulted Mrs. Ed Windham at her home near Pickens ville, Ala. Eugene Cargell, marshal of Cairo was shot and killed by Cohen Simms, a negro, near Moccasin Gap, Fl§. Simms surrendered. Bock Baines, aged ninety-six. killed his aged wife at their home eight miles southeast of Tulsa, I. T. No at tempt has yet been made to arrest the old man. George Armitage and Charles Dee two young men, have been arrested at Billings, Mont., charged with "shoot ing up" the restricted district a few nights ago. Albert Stmmelen became insane at, Detroit, and, taking his two-year-old daughter to the Belle Isle bridge, . threw her into the Detroit river and • watched her drown. W. A. Farren, alias M. D. W. Adams former cashier of the Farmers' Bank I of Clearfield, Iowa, was arrested at Kansas City on the charge of embez zling the school funds of Taylor, Iowa. ' A man under arrest at Osceola, Neb., was positively identified as Ben ; jamin Cravens, who escaped from the Kansas state penitentiary at Lansing on Nov. 16, 1900, during a mutiny of the prisoners. Thomas M. Sumerall, a boilermaker, was shot and killed by Wade Hamp ton Hunter in a saloon at Montgom ery, Ala. Both men had been drinking and there had been ill feeling between them growing out of differences over union matters. McKinley Richmond, a negro agea ten years, was found guilty of murder in the first degree at Oil City, Pa. On account of his youth the court ordered him sent to the reform institute. The lad shot a younger sister because she struck him with a stone. Discovery has been made that ghouls visited the grave of Margaret Kuhlewind, the eight-year-old girl who was killed ten days ago in an automo bile accident at Bernardsville, N. J., exhumed the body and removed there from certain parts. The ghastly work was evidently done by hands skilled iD surgery. Accidental Happenings. Four boys were drowned at Oak land, Kan., in the Kaw river. The boys were wading and went beyond their depth. Frances, the three-year-old daughtei of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stoeffel of Le Mars, Iowa, was kicked in the stom ach by a horse and died of the injury. Two boys, Robert Williams of Bos ton and Getchell Cleghorn of Montre al, were killed, and a third, Daniel Benny of West Newton. Mass., is in a dangerous condition through the cav ing-in of a sand bank at Squaw lake, near Holderness, N. H. Four persons were killed and thirty Injured when a west-bound St. Louis & San Francisco passenger train and inn past-bound passenger train, both ^heavily loaded with excursionists, col ilided head-on near Sapulpa, I. T. A tornado struck the towns ot .Wqodsfield and Newcastle* Ohio, wrecking a number of buildings and doing other damage. , The home of Samuel Bartemus, near Woodsfield, ,-waaentirely destroyed, and a two-year old child killed. The child was torn from its mother's arms and carried neatly a quarter of a mile. One man was killed and seven pas sengers dangerously injured in the wreck of a passenger train at Bow man, 111. Two cars jumped a switch and crashed into a box car. AN hile testing a smoke consumer tecently installed in the Savery hotel at Des Moines, two steamfitters. John Price and John Kelly, were scalded by the explosion of the boiler. Kelly is in a precarious condition. Several women and children were injured during a panic at a Cleveland pleasure resort as the result of a lion making an attack upon Capt. James 1. Briggs, a tamer and performer. Frank Churchill of Germantown. Pa., and liis eleven-year-old son, Nor man. were drowned in Back creek, Chesapeake City, while crabbing. Mrs. Churchill and another sou witnessed the drowning. Foreign. A quarantine against all vessels coming front Cuba is being enforced at all Costa Rica seaports. Cardinal Emilio Taliali died at Cas coli of heart disease. He formerly was papal nuncio at Vienna. The battleship Lemaire. third of the ; Dreadnaught class, was launched at 'lie dockyard at Devonport, Eng. Fire broke out in the flimsy native structures of Hakodate. Japan, and be fore it could be got under control near ly 70 per cent of the city was in ashes. The international socialists' con gress closed its session at Stuttgart after adopting resolutions opposing armaments for conquest and imperial ism. Grave agrarian disturbances have broken out in the province of Kursk, in Russia, where the crops of several of the richest landlords have been burned. A sharp earthquake was felt on the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica. Several strong shocks have been re ported from the island of St. Lucia the past week. The Chinese legation at Paris has been informed by cable from Pekin that there is no truth in the reports that the dowager empress is suffering from an incurable disease. Her health is stated to be perfect. Mr. Quelch, an English delegate to the International Socialists' congress at Stuttgart, has been expelled from Germany because he referred to the Hague peace conference as a "gather ing of thieves and murderers." The flood caused by torrential rains is reported to have - done several million yen damage in Central Japan. Two pipes furnishing the water sup ply of Yokohama were seriously dam aged, entailing a water famine which •continued ten days. The death is announced in Paris of Gen. Caffaret, who was involved in the decoration contract scandals in 1886. during the administration of President Grevy. H. Willson, a son-in-law of the 'president, was involved in the scan, dais with Gen. Caffaret. The chief secretary for Ireland, Mr. •Birrell. announced in the house of commons that the government was prepared to accept some, but not all. of tlie amendments of the house of lords to the Irish evicted tenants bill, whereupon John Redmond, chairman of the Irish parliamentary party, said he declined to take any further part in the discussion of the measure. General News Items. Fifteen hundred coal miners went on a strike at Buxton, Iowa, because, as they charged, the mines were not ventilated properly. James Mcllroy, eighty years old, a resident, of Menominee, Mich., claims to have participated in the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava. in the Crimean war of 1854. Drivers and stablemen employed at the wholesale beef packing houses in New York went on a strike. They de manded a uniform working week of sixty-five hours and an increase in wages. The new armored cruiser Washing ton made 21.38 knots an hour in her speed trials recently. The Tennes see, a sister ship of the Washington, made 20.82 knots tinder forced draught in her trial. Frank Grattan, attorney for the Kan sas board of railway commissioners, has issued a statement favoring the calling of an extra session of the leg islature for the purpose of passing a straight 2-cent fare bill. Made suddenly insane by news that his brother, E. R. Hancock, had been killed in a railroad accident at Gales burg, Herbert Hancock of Omaha be came so violent when traveling on a Burlington train that it was necessary to place him in a straight jacket. He was taken to the asylum at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Director General James M. Barr of the Jamestown exposition has an nounced the appointment of Charles W. Kohlsaat as director general of ceremonies in the entertainment of distinguished visitors, a position here tofore held by President Tucker. It is an open secret that the official family of the ter-centennial is not a happy one. The Consolidated Stock Exchange in New York took possession of its new building at Broadway and Beaver streets. The site of the new building is advantageously located in the heart of the financial district. It was pur chased at a cost of $870,000, or at the rate of $72.50 per square foot. E. F. Noel of Holmes county has been nominated for governor of Missis sippi in the Democratic primary held last Thursday. Earl Brewer, his op ponent, in an address to the people of Mississippi, conceded the nomination of Noel and asks all Democrats to sup port him. PRESIDENT MAY u PARDON THE ALTON IF JUDGE LANDIS IGNORES IMMU NITY PROMISE ROOSEVELT WILL ACT. JUDGE WANES TO HOLD CEUB FEARS THAT IF CASE IS SENT BACK OFFICIALS WILL FOR GET REBATE FACTS. Washington. Sept. 6.—In the event that Judge Landis of Chicago Ignores the Immunity promise made by the ad ministration to the Chicago & Alton railroad and its officials for giving re bnuo to the Standard Oil company, President Roosevelt will issue a par don before trial. This information came direct from a government official who is in a posi tion to know. Many precedents are found for such action. The adminis tration entered into a fair and square deal with the Alton officials to give them and their road immunity in case they would turn state's evidence against the Standard Oil. Stand by Agreement. The railroad officials did so. so the department of justice holds, and the administration proposes to s'and by its agreement. Judge Landis' a.-ntr- r.t determina tion to ignore t'-e immunity plea has enraged the oti cials at the department of justice and they have fully decided that the government shall take no part in the investigation before the grand jury if Judge Landis orders one. District Attorney Sims must eitlwr follow instructions and dismiss the case against the Alton or lose his scalp. Landis in Critical Mood. The position taken by Judge Landis has been disclosed to the government. In effect the judge believes that the department of justice is entirely too hasty in granting immunity. There is a bare possibility, be figures, of the higher court upsetting the judgment by which he fined the Standard Oil company $29,400,000 for receiving re bates from the Alton. If this,case should be reversed and sPnt back for trial the judge wants * club over the Alton officials to make them testify again. j# If immunity is now granted lhenv and the Standard ease should be sent back for another trial the Alton offi cials might suffer a lapse of memory and ..forget the .most vital parts -of their testimony which caused convib* 1 tion at the first hearing. SITUATION GROWS WORSE. f France Now Thoroughly Alarmed at Continued Resistance of Moors. Paris, Sept. 6.—The news of Mon day's sanguinary engagement near Casablanca has shocked as well as dis turbed the public. The Moroccan situ ation is steadily growing worse, and although France is constantly victori ous the dogged fanatical resistance of the Moors, who appear to be mobiliz ing in large numbers, may necessitate a distinct enlargement of the allied forces in order to bring the fighting to an end. The fierce assaults of the en emy are believed to be due to France's failure to annihilate the Moors during the last stages of the expedition, a re-* suit which France was unable to ac-. coir:,-,lish on account of the restric tions imposed on her by the Algeciras conference. LIGHTNING FATAL TO SEVEN. Tree Felled by Belt Falls on Building Where Men Had Taken Shelter. Raleigh. N. C. .Sept. 6.—A lightning stroke at Buckhorn Hills, Chatham county, yesterday killed seven men and injured ten. Seventy men had sought shelter in the Buckhorn Falls power plant. Lightning struck a large tree which split and fell over the building, killing two white men and five negroes and injuring three whites and seven negroes. Denies Raleigh Mutiny. San Francisco, Sept. 6.—Capt. Helm, United States navy, who has just re turned front the'Asiatic station, where he commanded the cruiser Galveston, says that the report from Honolulu that there recently was an incipient mutiny on the cruiser Raleigh in the harbor, was entirely without founda tion. Great Storm in Georgia. Atlanta, Ga.. Sept. 6.—A heavy wind and rain storm, with blinding electri cal flashes, passed over Fort Gaines, Ga.. Tuesday night. All wire commu nication was cut off and no word was secured until yesterday. The storm prevailed over a wide territory. No loss of life has been reported. Great damage is reported to crops. Cause of Death Is Mysterious. Philadelphia. Sent. 5.*»— Edward J. Wallis, vice president of the Dalton Cigar company, died yesterday of in juries received Saturday In a myste rious manner. It is believed he was struck by an automobile. Chinese at the Capital. Washington. Sept. 6.—Sixteen young Chinese, six girls and ten boys, have reached Washington from Nankin and will be given an American education at the expense of the Chinese govern ment TO AVERT A COAL FAMINE TRANSPORTATION OF COAL AND PROBABLE CAR SHORTAGE TO BE LOOKED INTO. Washington, Sept. 5. — An inquiry into the railroads of the West is to be made by Commissioner Franklin K. Lane of the Interstate commerce com mission. Commissioner Lane left last night for an extended trip through the West and Northwest and along the Pa cific coast. Incidentally lie will hea,r several cases arising out of complaints filed with the commission from Spo kane. Seattle, Portland, San Francis co and Los Angeles. Look Into Coal Problem. Commissioner Lane will make spe cial inquiries concerning the transpor tation of coal in the West and North west and will be prepared to extend to both the railroads and shippers the assistance of the commission to avert a coal famine, such was occurred last winter. He will also make a special investigation into a probable shortage of cars for moving crops this fall and winter. Agents of the commission have been invesigating the question of car shortage and will report their con clusions to Commissioner Lane. Mr. Lane will take up the matter with of ficials oi the roads. ASSASSIN HELPS REBELS. Tazzi Brothers, Who Dominate Sultan, Are Murdered at Fez. Casablanca, Sept. 5. — Letters re ccit ed here from Fez declare that tha Tazzi brothers—Abdelkrum Ben Sli man. the Moroccan foreign minister, and Ganam, the sultan's second repre sentative at Tanger—have been assas sinated by partisans of the caid of Meehuar, the official who introduces ambassadors to the court of the sul tan. The Tazzi brothers exercised almost complete domination over the sultan, and to them is attributed the ruin of the empire. It is alleged that they sought only their personal aggrandizement. Their fortune is counted by millions, and is said to be sufficient to pay the entire debt of Morocco. Violence Before Sultan. Some time ago the caid of Meehuar was on the point of killing the Tazzi brothers in the presence of the sultan. The name of the caid is Driss Ben Aich and he is the descendant of the Bujaris, one of the four tribes which founded the Moroccan monarchy. ALTON CASE IS POSTPONED. Judge Landis Grants Stay at Request of Government. Chicago, Sept. 5—Judge Landis, in the United States district eourt, yes terday ordered the postponement of the grand jury investigation of rebat 'inp charges against the Chicago & Al ton road growing out of the recent trial and conviction of the Standard Oil company, until Sept. 24. It was generally believed when court opened Tuesday that a letter would be presented from Attorney General Bon aparte defining the action intended by the government against the Alton road. The railroad company has made a claim of immunity, asserting that it was promised by Former District At torney Morrison that if it aided the government in good faith in the prose cution of the Standard Oil company it would be exempt. No such letter, however, was presented in court, either by Judge Landis or by District Attorney Sims, the successor of Dis trict Attorney Morrison. When the court opened yesterday, District Attorney Sims said in part: "A situation has arisen which, in my judgment, makes it highly desir able that I have time to submit to the department certain facts and circum stances in addition to those already submitted. "For these reasons I request that further action in the matter be post poned for three or four weeks." Judge Landis then postponed the case until Sept. 24. GEN. PORTER WINS HIS POINT. ProposaTsTor Collection of Contractual Debts Approved. The Hague, Sept. 5. — Gen. Horace Porter of the American delegation to the peace conference led his proposal for the collection of contractual debts to practically unanimous approval yes terday by the committee of examina tion, and at the conclusion of the meeting he was the recipient of many congratulations upon the success of his efforts. The importance of this American suggestion, it is pointed out, lies in the principle which it estab lishes rather than in its practical ap plication, which may be very seldom. Gen. Porter met all the objections raised with ready argument and final ly brought all the countries represent ed, debtor as well as creditor coun tries, into line, with the single excep tion of Switzerland, which is neither a debtor nor a creditor country. There is reason to believe, however, that even the Swiss government will sign the convention, with reserve regarding the matter pf jurisdiction. Steamer Sunk in Collision. Gallipolis, Ohio, Sept. 5.—The pas senger steamer Henry M. Stanley crashed into the United States dredge boat Oswego at Gallipolis island, in the Ohio river here, last night and sank. The loss is estimated at $20, 000 . Plan Library at Glenwood. Glenwood, Minn., Sept. 5. — Plans have been adopted for the new $10,000 Carnegie library building, and the con tract for its erection has been awarded to J. H. Olsen of Willmar. STATE IAWS KILL INTERSTATE RATES CONTENTION OF RAILROADS IN FIERCE ATTACK ON 2-CENT DENIES POWER TO FIX RATES ATTORNEY ARGUES THAT STATE RATES IN EFFECT RULE IN TERSTATE RATES. St. Paul. Sept. 6.—That the making of intrastate rates in practice makes interstate rates was the burden of the arguments yesterday beiiete Judge Lochren, in the United States circuit court, In the Minnesota railroad are cases. The suits are brought by stock holders of the railroads doing busi ness in Minnesota, to restrain the en forcement of the 2-cent passenger fare law and the commodity rate law pass ed by the last legislature, and the mer chandise rate schedule ordered by the state railroad and warehouse commis sion. The contention of the stockholders is that since state rates in practice control intrastate rates, the state is exceeding its authority in ' making rates, since the regulation of inter state commerce is not a state but a na tional function. Railroads' Contention. The contention of the complaints is that the prescribed rates interfere with interstate laws, are confiscatory and in practice entail unlawful dis crimination. Pierce Butler of How, Butler & Mitchell, who represent the complain ants in eight of the ten or more suits, oeeui ied the attention of the court yesterday with a consideration of the effect of the prescribed rates upon in terstate rates as well as upon the property of the roads. Affidavits in support of the contentions of the bills were submitted and discussed by Mr. Butler. The affidavits were offered to show that the effect of the prescribed local rates was to destroy interstate rates and that their enforcement in many cases would make dividends im possible and in some cases would re sult in forcing the reads into a re ceiver's hanfls. TAKE TO OTHER TRADES^ Striking Telegraphers Are Finding Work. New York, Sept. 6. —- From now on the striking telegraphers will seek temporary employment in other trades. The 400 girls in this city started yesterday morning to get em ployment in dry goods stores. The summer vacations are over and they say they can easily find other employ ment. They will seek employment also as telephone operators. Twenty of the men obtained employ ment yesterday and on Oct. 1 next, when the eight-hour law goes into ef, feet compelling railroads to make three shifts of eight hours each in tweuty-two states. 600 men from New York and Chicago will Lecome opera tors on railroads. ORDER S CENT FARE IN KANSAS. Railroad Commissioner* Order Rate to Go Into Effect Oct. 1. Topeka, Kan., Sept. 6.—The board of railroad commissioners yesterday afternoon ordered the railroads to put a flat 2-csnt fare into effect on or be fore Oct. 1. The railroads have not made any definite announcement of their contemplated action, but it is understood they will not recognize the order till the question is settled in some other si*< w in which it is pend ing. THINK BANDIT IS WOMAN. 8econ<? Los Angeles Car Is Held Up With!-, the Week. Los Angeles, Sept. 6.—For the sec ond time within a week & street car was held up and robbed at the point of a revolver by a robber so slight and possessed of such delicate features that the police believe the crimes to have been committed by a woman in man's attire. The robber got $4. Five Years in Prison for Glass. San Francisco, Sept. 6. — Louis Glass, vice president and former gen, eral manager of the Pacific Tf'ephone and Telegraph company, convicted last week of bribery, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in San Quen tin penitentiary yesterday. Two Fireman «Will Die. New York, Sep : - 6. — An exploding tank of gasoline la the cellar of a burning building on Havemever street, Brooklyn, serir>i:*'y injured five fire men. Two of t-3 firemen, John Ken nedy and James Smith, probably will die of their injuries. Lay Fire to Incendiaries. Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 6. — Fire, which it is thought was of incendiary origin, last night gutttad the Norman die hotel, occupied by fifty families. All the occupants made their escape. The loss is $200,000. Ambassador Returns. Paris. Sept. 6. — Henry White, the American ambassador to France, re turned here yesterday after a fort night's sojourn in Forfarshire, Scot land, where he went after leaving Carlsbad DOES YOUR BACK ACHE7 Profit by the Experience of Ono Who Has Found Relief. James R. Keeler, retired farmer, Ot Fenner St., Cazenovia, N. Y., says: "About fifteen years ago I suffered with my back and kidneys. I doctored and used many reme dies without getting relief. Beginning with Doau's Kidney Pills, I found relief from the first box, and two hexes restored me to good, sound condi tion. My wife and many of my friends have used Doan's Kidney Pills with good results and 1 can earnestly rec ommend them." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a bos. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Tco Many Wolves in Iowa. Wolves have become so numerous in the vicinity of Anita, Iowa, and their depredations so frequent that the sheep owners have united, agree ing to pay a bounty for all wolves killed in the four northeast townships of Cass county, equal to that now paid by the county, thus making the bounty flO and $!. respectively, for old and young wolves. CHILDREN TORTURED. Girl Had Running Sores from Eczema —Boy Tortured by Poison Oak— Beth Cured by Cuticura. "Last year, after having my llttls girl treated by a very prominent pby iician for an obstinate case of eczema, I resorted to the Cuticura Remedies, and was so well pdeased with the al most instantaneous relief afforded that we discarded the physician's prescrip tion and relied entirely on the Cuti cura Soap, Cuticura Ointment, and-Cu ticura Pills. When we commenced with the Cuticura Remedies her feet and limbs were covered with running sores. In about six w-eeks we, had her completely well, and there has been no recurrence of the trouble. "In July of this year a little boy in our family poisoned his hands and arms with poison oak, and in twenty "our hours his hands and arms were a mass of torturing sores. We used only the Cuticura Remedies, and ia about three weeks his hands and arms healed up. Mrs. Lizzie Vincent Thomas, Fairmont, Walden s Ridge Tenn., Qot. 13, 1905." Right Feet cn the Rail. In every police station in the city a magistrate sits at 7 o'clock each morning to bear the petty cases of the day before. Nine cut of ten of the ar rests are drunks. Observant persona who attend these hearings notice a pa miliar gesture made by almost every prisoner as be 3s brought before lha bar of justice. As each one places his hands on tha tail before him and faces the Magis trate bis right foot involuntarily la lifted a trifie off the ground as if to place it on a foot rail that graces al most every barroom in the city. It haa also been noticed that the policemen who arc brought up to testify against the prisoners do tha same thing.-* Philadelphia Record. Sang at Her Work. A well known clergyman relate* that while cn a recent visit to Shrop shire he was in a small town whera owing to the scarcity of good servants most of the ladies preferred to do their iwn work. He w T as awakened quite early by tha tones of a clear soprano voice singing "Nearer. My God. to Thee." As tha clergyman lay in bed he meditated upon the piety his hostess must pos sess which enabled her to go about her tasks early in the morning sing ing such a noble hymn. At breakfast he spoke to her about it and told her how r pleased he was. "Oh lawi" she replied, "that's tha hymn I boil eggs by;three verses for soft end five for hard." FEET OUT. She Had Curious Habits. When a person has to keep the feat out from under cover during the cold est nights in winter because of tha heat and prickly sensation, it is tima that coffee, which causes the trouble, be left off. There is no end to the nervous con ditions that coffee will produce. It shows in one way in one person and in another way in another. In this casa the lady lived in S. Dak. She says: "I have had to lie awake half tha night with my feet and limbs out of the bed on the coldest nights, and felt afraid to sleep for fear of catching cold. I had been troubled for yeara with twitching and jerking of tha lower limbs, and for most of the tima I have been unable to go to church or to lectures because of that awful feeling that I must keep on the move. • "When it was brought to my atten tion that coffee caused so many ner vous diseases, I concluded to drop coffee and take Postum Food Coffee to see if my trouble w r as caused by coffee drinking. "I only drank one cup of coffee for breakfast but that was enough to do the business for me. When I quit it my troubles disappeared in an almost miraculous way. Now I have no more of the jerking and twitching and can sleep with any amount of bedding over me and sleep all night, in sound, peace ful rest. "Postum Food Coffee is absolutely worth its weight in gold to me." "There's a Reason." Read the little health classic, "The Road to Well ville," in pkga.