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W. A. SHEAR, Pub. J. H. KANE, Mgr. WIBAUX, MONTANA NEWS Of WEEK SUMMARIZED digest of the news worth TELLING CONDENSED FOR BUSY READERS. Washington. * President Roosevelt has been •rnvit ed to the Appomattox day banc/uet of the Hamilton club of ChyUgo on April 9. The president 'Expressed doubt as to his being able .to attend the banquet. Col. John M. Carson, thief of the bureau of manufactures ,) makes the statement in his annual (report that the value of the annual production of manufactures in the United States is $15,000,000,000. The bureau of insular affairs has re ceived a cablegram from the govern or general of the Philippines indicat * Jflit Jhat probably 300 teachers will be required*at the beginning of the next school year, which opens in June. Ernest G. Timme, auditor of the. treasury for the state department, has tendered his resignation to the secre tary of the treasury. His successor has not yet been named. Mr. Timme, who resigns for personal reasons, was appointed in 1892, and is from Keno sha, Wis. Endeavors are being made to have the general government pay at once $5,000,000 to the new State of Okla homa. The financial conditions in Oklahoma are such that its relief could be materially aided by the trans fer of this amount to the state treas ury. The appropriation is provided in the enabling act creating the new state to reimburse the new state in lieu of school lands in Indian Territory. Application for work on the Panama canal on the isthmus are coming in at the canal commission's offices at the rate of 300 a day, an increase of proba bly 33 per cent in the last month. There are due, the officials think, to the curtailing of various enterprises In the United States, and the more settled and comfortable and healthy conditions which new obtain on the Isthmus. No more workmen are be ing engaged, however, as the manag ers at the scene cf operations have sufficient help. People Talked About. Former Lieutenant Governor Tucker of Massachusetts died at Pittsfield, Mass. He was born in Lenox Aug. 21, 1S32. Lord Fairfax, an American, who went to England to accept the title of Baron Fairfax, has returned to New York, where he will resume his busi ness as a member of a New York firm cf bankers. Capt. Spencer Fakin. general agent cf the traffic department of the Nash ville, Chattanoosa <£ St. Louis rail road, died at his home near Selby vSUe. Tenn., as a result of a stroke of paralysis. Col. Frank D. Bramhall. author of several books on the Civil war. com panion of Admiral Farragut in the memorable run past the forts on the Mississippi, died at Fair Oaks, near Sacramento, Cal. Gen. B. D. Pritchard, a Civil war veteran, died at Allegan, Mich., aged seventy-three years. It was Gen. Pritchard's regiment, together with a Wisconsin regiment, which effected the capture of Jefferson Davis, presi dent of the Confederacy. Mrs. Sarah Watson Dana, widow of Richard Henry Dana, Jr., the famous author of "Two Years Before the Mast" and other works, died in Cam bridge, Mass., aged ninety-three years. Mrs. Dana was the mother of Richard Henry Dana, the well known reformer who married Miss Edith Longfellow, daughter of the poet. Casualty. The steam yacht Kanawha, valued at $05,000, was burned to the water's edge at Brunswick, Me. Francis T. Underhill's California home, recently completed at Santa Barbara, Cal., has been destroyed by lire. Loss, $25,000. Dr. E. S. Gates, a prominent physi cian of Cincinnati, was killed by a passenger train which struck the auto mobile in which he was riding. A passenger train was crossing a trestle twenty-five feet high near Har risburg, Pa., when the supports gave way, precipitating all into the ravine below. No one was killed, though many were badly hurt. Cne person was killed, two injured, five rescue!! with slight injuries and a heavy property loss was caused by a fire which broke out in the six-story brick block occupied by the William Windhorst company, a retail dry goods firm at Cincinnati. The proper ty loss is estimated anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000. Slav! Stenovitch, an Austrian lad of fourteen years, fell into the picking tables at the Northwestern Improve ment company's coni mine at the east aide of Red Lodge, Mont., and re ceived injuries from which he died twenty-four hours later. Stenovitch was literally ground to pieces. Despite the heroic attempts of Mrs. W. F. Pitcher to rescue him, Frank Brinsmaid, member of the firm of Brinsmaid & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, died in the surf at Long Beach, Cal. Heart failure Is believed to have caused death. GRAND JURY Will PROBE IRE BANKS SPECIAL ONE IS SECURED BY DIS TRICT ATTORNEY JEROME OF NEW YORK. RETICENT REGARDING INQUIRY GRAVE AND IMPORTANT MAT TERS TO BE SUBMITTED TO INQUISITORS. New York, Dee. 6.—A special Janu ary grand jury was ordered yesterday by Justice Dowling in the supreme court on application of District Attor ney Jerome, who declared that there were grave and important matters which he desired to submit to such a body. The district attorney, it is said, pro poses to make a thorough investiga tion of the affairs of the International Trust company, which was controlled by practically the same interests which dominated the suspended Bor ough Bank of Brooklyn, and to look into certain phases of the local bank ing situation which have developed during the last few weeks. But reti cence is maintained by the district at torney regarding the inquiry which the special grand jury will be asked to make. Of Grave Importance. In making his application Mr. Je rome said: "While it is true that there are two general sessions of grand juries sit ting. these are fully occupied with rou tine matters. I will need this third grand jury for the purpose of submit ting to it matters of too grave impor tance to take before a jury that may be hampered with routine matter*. The matters I refer to are of such im portance that a grand jury to serve the ends of justice properly must de vote its entire and uninterrupted time to them." It is said that deputies of Attorney General Jackson who have investi gated the suspended banking institu tions are preparing a report which will soon be submitted to District Attorney Jerome. SEIZES MAD DOG. Man Holds Dog by Nape of Neck While Ax Falls to End Its Life. La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 6.—Holding a mad dog by the nape of the neck while James McConnell ended its life with an ax. A1 Bennett, a carpenter, be came the hero of the North side yes terday and prevented serious trouble. The canine, a pet of Mrs. Henry Young, went mad in the house, which Mrs. Young left screaming for help. The carpenters at work near by heard her cries and rushed to the home. Ben nett entered the house with his hands wrapped in his apron and succeeded in grabbing the dog without being bit ten. MAYOR HURRIES UP LID. Closes Resorts at Once Instead of Waiting Until Jan. 1. Superior, Wis., Dec. fi.—ayor Lin ley yesterday instructed City Attorney McIntosh to bring injunction suits against all the illegal resorts in the city, to have them abated as nui sances. The mayor recently notified these places that after Jan. 1 they must close. Criticism followed and he has now ordered immediate action. BLACK WOLF TRAPPED. First Ar.' -al of Breed Ever Seen in .tills Is Captured. Belle Fourche, S. D., Dec. 6. — A black v olf, the first ever seen in this section of the country, was trapped by Chris Raher near here this week, and is now on exhibition. The animal re sembles a stag hound and is only one year old. Rabe has written to circus managers and expects to be able to dispose of the animal. NEW YORK LIFE TO STAY. Will Continue in Wisconsin Under New Laws, Madison, Wis., Dec. 6.—As a result of an approving opinion by the attor ney general last night on the New Y'ork Life Insurance company's inter pretation of the new Wisconsin reform laws, the company's representatives announced that it would not withdraw from Wisconsin, but would obey the laws. Bond Certificate Granted. Madison, Wis., Dec. G.—A bond cer tificate to issue $3,000,000 face value 5 per cent fifty-year bonds was granted yesterday by the Wisconsin railroad rate commission to the Lake Superior & Southwestern Railway company. The company proposes to build a line from Huron to Champion, Mich. Head of Sugar Trust Dead. New York, Doe. fi.—Henry Osborne Havemeyer, president of the American Esugar Refining company, died yester day at his country home, Merrivale stock farm, at Commaek. L. I., of heart failure, following an attack of acute indigestion on Thanksgiving. Veteran Kills Seif. Hot Springs. S. D., Dec. 6.—Orsion Gage, an inmate of the state soldiers' home, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself in the mouth with a revolver. He was sixty-four years old. TAFT AND CZAR HOLD CONFAE SECRETARY OF WAR SPENDS FIVE HOURS WITH EMPEROR NICHOLAS. St. Petersburg. Dec. 6. — Secretary Taft was received in audience yester day by Emperor Nicholas at Tsarskoe Selo and received from his majesty the frankest expression of Russia s sentiments of sympathy and regard for the United States. The enipevoi requested Mr. Taft to convey his greetings to President Roosevelt. The secretary spent about five hours in company with the emperor and enjoy ed the honor of a long and intimate conversation regarding the situation In the United States and the problems confronting the American government On account of the secretary's ex pressed desire that he be received un officially, no salute was fired, but thq reception was given a military setting by a parade and regimental festival of the -Semenovskv regiment, the offi cers of which attended the luncheon with Mr. Taft. Last night Secretary Taft and the members of his party were entertained at dinner by Foreign Minister Iswol •sky. THEATER RUINED BY FIRE. Building Destroyed at St. Paul—Fami lies in Peril. St. Paul, Dec. fi.—The Empide the. ater, Third and Wabasha streets, was destroyed by a fire that started in thq basement of the building at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The loss on the building is said to be $15,000, the amount of the Insurance, and Sam Fink, the occupant of the building, places his loss at $6,000. Three families occupied the upper rooms in the theater, and Chief Strapp ordered several firemen to rescue them. Men, women and children were assisted from the burning building without harm. CONGRESS. Nearly One Thousand Bills Thrown Into Senate Hopper. Washington, Dee. 6.—Nearly a thou sand bills were introduced in the sen ate yesterday and all of them were re ferred to committees, where they will be taken for consideration after the new senators shall he given commit tee assignments. No other business of importance was transacted. Al most all of these bills were consider ed in the last congress and most of them are private pension bills. The house was not in session. GUARDS LID; LOSES JOB. Ex-Cop Tells Council He Upheld the Law Too Strictly. Brainerd, Minn., Dec. 6. — George Sullivan, recently resigned as a po liceman, has filed a charge with the city council, alleging that he wqs forced to resign for impartially apply ing the lid. As the police force is amenable only to the mayor, the coun cil simply accepted the communica tion and placed it on file. Assault Is Charged. Bemidji, Minn., Dee. C. — Deputy Sheriff Arne Solberg this morning brought from Kelliher George Ames, who was bound over to await the ac tion of the grand jury at the next term of court, on a charge of assault in the second degree. Sam Okra charges that Ames held him up on the night of Nov. 29, and with a mur derous looking knife in his hands, de manded his (Okra's) money. Storedobhery Charged. Monticello. Minn., Dec. 6.—After a chase, which started on Sunday, "Dutch" Henry was captured at North Town Junction and was taken to Buf falo last evening on a charge of rob bing Lindgren & Roman's general store on the night of Nov. 26. Martin Halverson, a clerk in the store, was arrested. Both men were taken to Buffalo, where the grand jury is now in session. Farmer's Face Torn by Bull. Atwater, Minn., Dec. 6. — F. H. Toersing, a farmer living about three miles northeast of Atwater, was acci dentally gored by a bull while leading a cow in his yard. The bull rushed between the cow and Mr. Toersing and struck the man in the face with its horns, inflicting a serious wound. Roundhouse Burned. Kelliher, Minn., Dec. C.—The Minne sota & International Railway compa ny's roundhouse in this village was destroyed yesterday morning by a fire which burned the building to the ground and ruined an engine which occupied a stall in the roundhouse. No one was injured. Minnesota Banquet Arranged. Washington, Dec. fi. — A hundred former Minnesotans are expected to attend the annua! banquet of the Min nesota Society of New York, which will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Dec. 9. Frank B. Kellogg and John H. Stevens will be the principal speak ers. Woman "Pigger" Punished. Bemidji, Minn., Dec. 6.—Edith Arm strong of Akeley appeared before Judge Spooner in thia city and pleaded guilty to having sold intoxicating liquors without a license at Akeley. The court imposed a penalty on tho defendant of a $100 fine and thirty days in jail. The fine was paid. Seven Laborers Crushed. Glasgow, Dec. 6.—A gang of nine platelayers were run down yesterday by a locomotive. Seven were killed outright. PRODUCTIVE POWER OF WESTERN CANADA SOIL Winnipeg Correspondence. There has never been any who have ioubted the productiveness of the soil of Western Canada, but there are sometimes found those who question the fact of its superiority. During the goat season it has been shown that in grain raising qualities it possessed the very best. The late spring pre vented grain being sown in many dases before the middle of May. Yet, a large percentage of that sown at that time produced excellent yields. Had it not been for the frost early in August, which visited most of the north half of the continent, there would have been a magnificent yield in every dis trict in Western Canada. Throughout the Southern Alberta district where About 100,000 acres was sown to win ter wheat the yield will be enormously iarge. There are vast tracts of valu able grain growing land in Western Canada that are available for home steads, the Canadian Government giv ing 160 acres free, and entry may be made by proxy, by any near relative, thus saving considerable cost to tho American who may have entry made tn this way. Any Canadian Govern ment Agent will give you the partic ulars. Youi correspondent has just re vived the following letter from Craik, Saskatchewan, which bears out the statement made in the first part of this letter. "Craik, Sask., Aug. 1907. "May 24th we planted a Dahlia.root, .vhlch we brought with us from Min aeapolis. Aug. 12th, 80 days later, it ft'as In bloom. The plant is now 4VG feet high and covered with blossoms. We never got half as many flowers on it In Minneapolis, even during Septem ber and October, although we had more time to attend to it there." I mention this only as an example of the great productive power of the eoil here In Saskatchewan, Canada. To the Best of His Knowledge. "Johnny, what is your father's na» civity?" asked the teacher. "His what, ma'am?" "His nativity—His nationality, yol xnow." "Oh, he hasn't got any yet, ma'am We just moved here from Nebraska! ja.st week." TO CURE A COUGH OR COLD. Doctor's Prescription Checks an Acute Cold In a Day and Cures Chronic Coughs. The following formula is a nevee falling remedy for coughs or colds: Two ounces of glycerine, one-hali ounce of Concentrated oil of pine, one half pint of good whisky, mix and shake thoroughly each time and use In doses of a teaspoonful to a table spoonful every four hours. This, if followed up, will cure any cough that is curable or break up an acute cold in 24 hours. The in gredients all can be gotten at any drug store. Concentrated oil of pine comes put up for medicinal uses only in half ounce vials sealed in air tight cases de signed to protect it from heat and light. Other oils of pine are insoluble and are likely to produce nausea and cannot give the desired results. At the Summer Hotel. She .on their wedding trip, in the mountains)—Carlo, wliat's that long white streak on the ground over to ward our inn? He—My Lord! That's probably our oil!! Going Some. Monday Aaker's Business college sent Miss C. Johnson into a position is stenographer in the office of Attor ney Lasell, LaMoure; today, Tuesday, Gudrun Lund goes into a similar po sition In the office of President Bo' stad, Moorhead. Six A. B. C. students have gone into positions the last few lays. The department of telegraphy is also proving a great success, and it should; it is the best equipped and has the only experienced teacher rf telegraphy in the state. For catalogue address the school at Grand Forks or Fargo. A Different Species. "While abroad I met a poor but clever scalp specialist in Brussels and told him he could make big money in America If he came over with me." "Why did you tell him that?" "Because his specialty was raising Belgian hairs." SHIP YOUIl CREAM to Crescent Creamery Co.. St. Paul. Minn. Write to-day for taes and nrices. A Plain Man. "Have you a coat that would fit my monkey?" "Can't say that 1 have." "You don't seem to care particularly for my pet's custom." "No; I don't want any monkey business." DR. J. H. RINDLAUB, (Specialist), Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, Fargo, N. D. Tender Spots. We all have tender spots, which, touched, Cause us to wildly rage; k bald head's apt to be a man's, And woman's is her age. HIDES, PELTS AXD WOOL. To get full value, ship to the old reliable K. W. Hida & Fur Co.. Minneapolis. Minn. Note the evil results of smoking as Illustrated by the volcano; it conetant ar suffers from eruptions. TAFT GREETED AT ST. PETERSBURG AMERICAN SECRETARY OF WAR WARMLY WELCOMED BY RUSSIANS. HEARS DEBATE IN ME DUMA MAKES SPEECH AT BANQUET SAYING AMERICAN POLICY IS ONE OF PEACE. St. Petersburg, Dec. 5.—The Ameri can secretary of war, William H. Taft, was accorded a hearty welcome here yesterday. He arrived in St. Pe tersburg in the morning from Moscow and after a round of official visits and a brief rest visited the duma, where he spent half an hour listening to the debate on the ministrial declaration. He was greeted by the premier, M. Stolypin, and other high ministers, and was made the object of special attention by the deputies. Banquet in His Honor. In the evening Secretary Taft at tended a banquet given in his honor by prominent Americans and made a speech in which he emphatically de nied that his round-the-world trip had aught to do with a special policy of the United States, whose sole policy, lie said, was one of peace for all na tions. A review of a famous corps will be given to-day at Tsarskoe-Selo for the benefit of Secretary Taft and later he will attend Foreign Minister Iswol sky's banquet and a reception of the diplomatic corps and Russian official society. The secretary is trying to ar range his visit here so that lie may catch the steamer President Grant at Boulogne Dec. 8 for his return home. YOUNG ARGUES HIS OWN CASE. Attorneys Are Hopeful As to the Out come. Washington, Dec. 5.—Tlie case of Attorney General Young, in the United States supreme court, reached an end yesterday as far as arguments of the attorneys on both sides are concerned. The principal argument yesterday was made in closing the case by the attor ney general himself. Attorney Gen eral Hadley of Missouri and John F. McGee of Minneapolis also made argu ments in the case. The lawyers representing the attor ney general and Minnesota in this con test are very hopeful of securing a de cision in their favor. SIX MEN DROWNED. Thrilling Experience in Upper Falls of Frazer River. Vancouver, B. C., Dec. 5. — H. Mc Laughlin has arrived here after a thrilling experience in the upper falls of the Frazer river, where with a num ber of men he was at work on the Grand Trunk Pacific railway. A party of eight left with him to come down the stream. Their boat upset at one of the Falls, and six men were drown ed. Their names are not known. FIRE IN ARMORY. Automobile Show in Chicago Threat ened by Fire. Chicago, Dec. 5. — Fire broke out shortly before noon yesterday in the Seventh regiment armory, in a por tion of which the annual automobile exhibition was in progress. Thou sands of dollars worth of automobiles were for a time in jeopardy, but were removed in time to escape damage. The fire was soon under control. HAS NEW INDIAN AGENT. Maj. C. W. Downs Is Succeeded by C. W. Rastall at Cheyenne Post. Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. 5.—Maj. C. W. Downs, Indian agent at Cheyenne River Indian agency, has retired from the position. His successor is C. W. Rastall, who for some time has been connected with official affairs on the Cheyenne reservation. The new agent has had much experience with In dians. Killed in Bakery Fire. New York, Dec. 5.—Herman Stei gert, an employe of a bakery, was killed; Lieut. \V. A. Kelley, a fireman, was seriously Injured by falling down a flight of stairs and three other fire men were overcome by back drafts in a fire which caused a loss of $45,000 to a building in Bleecker street. Breaks Canal's Traffic Record. . Houghton, Mich., Dec. 5. — The monthly report of the marine traffic through the Portage Lake ship canal, to ho issued by Engineer George H. Banks, will show larger tonnage for November than for any previous month in the history of the local wa terway. Barracks Destroyed. Leavenwoorth, Kan., Dec. 5.—A fire which is supposed to have originated from defective electric wiring last night destroyed the west wing of the barracks occupied by Company L, Thirteenth infantry, entailing a loss of about $15,000. Monks Hold Jubilee. Appleton, Wis, Dec. 5.—The local monastery of Capuchin monks, one of the oldest in the country, yesterday celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the order. NIGHT SWEATS, NO APPETITE, used pe-ru-na; M rs. lizzie loiir, 1155 w. 13th St., Chicago, III., writes: "I take pleasure in writing you these few lines, thinking there may be other women suffering the same as 1 did. "I had my complaints for over a year, night sweats all winter and noappetlte. I was run-down so far that 1 had to sit down to do.my cooking, I was so weak. "I tried many different medicines and doctors also. Nothing seemed to do me any good. The doctors wanted to oper ate on me. "At last I wrote to Dr. Hartman. I told him just exactly how I was, and he told me what ailed me and how I should take l'eruna. "I did as he told me for four months, and now lam all cured. "No one can tell how thankful I am to him, as I had given up all hopes ol ever getting well again. "I am a widow and the mother of six small children who depend on my sup port. I work all day and seldom get tired. "I took five bottles of Peruna in all. "Any woman wishing to know more about my case may write to me and ] will gladly tell all about it. "I thank Dr. Hartman for what h« has done for me." Like a Farm. "You can get a seat In the New York stock exchange for $50,000." "I dunno as I koer to Invest at such Aggers. Ain't there no abandoned seats (o be picked up fer the back taxes, hey?" Her Views. Principal of Public School — What are your views on the subject of cor poral punishment? Do you approve it? New Boy's Mother—No, indeed, sir. I thinks when they're bad ye should just give 'em a good thrashing. FALL IN THE NORTH WOODS. The Returned Vacation Goer Discusses the Beauty of Snow. , "That rainy day you had here the other day, Tuesday, wasn't it—or Wednesday?" said a man just back from the Adirondaeks, "It snowed all day where we were. First time I'd ever been up there in the fall and I don't know but it looked more beauti ful ail in white than it does in summer when everything's green. Ice there, too, you know, now. Shallow places in the lake where it was frozen over now so that you couldn't get around in 'em any more in a boat. Not such an everlasting sight further north than Now York, but away from the salt water and higher elevation, winter there a good deal earlier than here, ol course. Tlie hotel where I stayed closed the day I came away. What? No, not for grief over my departure, but because I was the last guest. "You say the hotels in New York are still keeping open? I see they are, and New York never looked better to me, but do you know I think next year I shall take my vacation in the fall again and go up around where I've just come from, hunting for bear. Yes, sir, they get hear up there as well as deer; don't have to go to Louisiania for bear. But here's my trail, I mean street; so Icng, old man, just now I'm hunting business." BEGAN YOUNG. Had "Coffee Nerves" from Youth. "When very ycung I began using coffee and continued up to the past six months," writes a Texas girl. '1 had been exceedingly nervous, thin and very salknv. After quitting coffee and drinking Postum Food Cof fee about a month my nervousness disappeared and has never returned! This is the more remarkable as I am a Primary teacher and have kept vight on with my work. "My complexion now is clear and rosy, my skin soft and smooth. As a good complexion was something I had greatly desired, I feel amply repaid even tho this were the only benefit derived from drinking Postum. "Before beginning its use I had suffered greatly from indigestion and headache; these troubles are now un known. "Best of all. I changed from coffee to Postum without the slightest Incon venience, did not even have a head ache. Have known coffee drinker3 who were visiting me, to use Postum a week without being aware that they were not drinking coffee. "I have known several to begin the use of Postum and drop it because they did not boil it properly. After explaining how it should be prepared they have tried it again and pro nounced it delicious." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the booklet. "The Road to WellYille," in $kgs. "There's a Reason."