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SHEAR & KANE, Publishers. J. H. KANE, Editor. WIBAUX, MONTANA HEWS Of WEEK SUMMARIZED Digest of the News Worth Telling Con* densed for the Busy Reader. Washington. Willis J. Fowler has been appointed by the president as second deputy controller of the currency at $5,000 a year, under the hill creating the new office. In an order issued at the war de partment officers above the grade of captain and civilians are excluded from shooting in the team, individual and the pistol matches to he held at Camp Perry, Ohio, this summer. Secretary Taft has granted permis sion to these army officers to accept presents offered to them for acts per formed in the line of duty: Maj. W. L. Simpston. Maj. Carroll A. Devol, Maj. B. K. Ashford and First Lieuten ant H. K. Bailey. The state department is contemplat ing appointing William W. Russell, the American minister to Venezuela, who is in Washington on leave of ab sence, as commissioner of the United States to the exposition to he held in Quito, Ecuador, during 1909. President Roosevelt has appointed Col. William L. Marshall to be chief of the corps of engineers of the Unit ed States army, succeeding Brig. Gen. Alexander Mackenzie, who retired May 25. Col. Marshall has been in charge of the river and harbor works in the New York district. People Talked About. The sultan of Turkey has conferred the order of Chefakat on Mrs. Theo dore Roosevelt and Miss Roosevelt. Gen. David Vickers, a veteran of the Civil and Spanish-American wars and adjutant general of the Idaho na tional guard, is dead at Boise. Harry Leonard, a well known come dian and vaudeville performer, died in a hospital in Philadelphia from a complication of diseases. He was forty-eight years of age. His wife is Mazie King, a toe dancer. R. P. Nevin, who founded the Pitts burg Daily Leader in 1872 and owned it until a few years ago, and who es tablished the Pittsburg Times, died in Pittsburg, aged eighty-eight years. lie was the father of Ethelbert Nevin, Ihe musical composer. Gov. Hughes of New York has dis missed as not sustained by the evi dence the charges and demand for re moval from office brought by a com mittee of the Independence leage against William Tracey, superintend ent of elections for the Manhattan district. The charges alleged ineffi ciency. Prof. William Osier, regius profes sor of medicine at Oxford university, has been selected as an independent candidate for the lord rectorship of Edinburg university. Winston Spen cer Churchill, president of the board of trade, and George Wyndham, for mer secretary for Ireland, are respec tively the Liberal and Conservative candidates for the office. Casualties. Herbert Moore and Clarence Smith were drowned at Derby, Conn., while swimming. Three people were burned, one fa tally, as a result of starting fire with keresone at Iowa City, Iowa. At Sour lake, Texas, two oil tanks under lease bj* the Texas company, were destroyed by fire. Loss, $130, 000 . The central business quarter of Frederiksstad, Norway, was gutted by fire. The damage is estimated at $560,000. The three-year-old daughter' of Ju lius Balvanz, a farmer living near Iowa Falls, Iowa, approached too near a mower, with the result that her right foot was cut off. Four persons are dead and three others injured as a result of an explo sion, followed by a fire in the grocery store of John Sweeney at San Fran cisco. John Kaara, a bell rope man at the Allouez mine at Calumet Mich., was killed in the No. 1 shaft. He gave the engineer the wrong signal and was struck by the skip. M. L. Hall, superintendent of the Hope Natural Gas company for the Kanawha district, was killed at Mach pelah Junction, W. Va., by being struck by a passenger train. The Brevard county (Fla.) jail, to gether with the sheriff's home, -was completely destroyed by fire. The prisoners, mostly negroes, were res cued after a hard fight, and are being held under guard. Foreign. For the first time since the Franco German war French army officers will this year attend the Geman maneu vers in uniform. The duma has adopted the finance minister's hill authorizing an internal loan of $100,000,000 to cover the an ticipated budget deficit. The Swiss Aero club's balloon has succeeded in crossing the Alps. The feat has often been attempted but never before accomplished. The Swedish gunboat Swenskshunrt. hound for Spitzbergen with Prof. Geers' geological expedition, has been wrecked near Norrvik. The members of the expedition were saved. The French government has asked parliament to authorize a credit of $80,000 to meet the expenses of Presi dent Fallieres' forthcoming visit to Russia and other foreign countries. The Paris theater commission, un der the presidency of Prefect of Po lice Lepine, has decided to prohibit women wearing hats of excessive di mensions in theaters under penalty of a fine. The announcement has oeen made that Grand Duke Frederick of Baden has accepted the plans for the restora tion of the old castle of Heidelberg. The question of rebuilding the castle has been hotly discussed for six years. The pasha of Azamore, a small sea port town in Morocco, having seized a courier and maltreated persons under French protection and committed oth er acts of hostility, Gen. d'Amade, the commander of the French forces, has occupied the town. The new' British cruiser Inflexible, which is undergoing her official trials on the Clyde, has attained a speed of nearly twenty-seven knots an hour over a measured mile. This record was made by a reduction in the weight of the cruiser's armor. Sins and Sinners. One negro was shot and seriously wounded as a result of a mutiny among the negro convicts at a convict camp twenty miles from Atlanta, Ga. Ferdinand Dudenhofer, formerly a state tax collector in New Orleans, was found guilty of embezzling about $66,000 of state funds. Sentence was deferred. Adolph Meyers, the ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyers of Springdale, Iowa, hanged himself from a limb of a tree in the garden of his home. Just as John T. Sparks, a prisoner at the police station at Belleville, 111., was about to hang himself with his ssupenders and necktie, his cell mate interfered and called for help. A claim is made by the officers of the Santa Fe that the wreck of the California limited near Winslow, Ariz., Sunday night, was deliberately brought about by the burning of a bridge. Despondent over lack of work, Emil Gourding, aged thirty, formerly em ployed at the Wolverine mine, killed himself at Calumet, Mich. He shot himself in the temple with a revol ver. He had been drinking heavily. Jealous of his young wife and mis taking his son for another man, Ju lius Turner, sixty-three years of age, of Sailor Springs, 111., shot his wife to death from ambush, seriously wound ed his fifteen-year-old son and at attempted to commit suicide near here last night. He and his wife had been separated four years. Genera!. A bronze statue to the memory of John A. Roebling, erected by popular subscription, has been * unveiled at Trenton, N. J. The convention of the North Ameri can Turnerbund ended in Chicago aft er St. Louis had been selected for the meeting place in 1910. King Haakon and Queen Maude opened the great Scandinavian fisher ies exposition at Trondjhem. The American minister to Norway, Her bert H. D. Peirce, was present repre senting the United States. The executive council of the Upper Mississippi River Improvement asso ciation met at Chicago and fixed the dates for the next annual meeting of the organization, to be held at Clin ton, Iowa, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Suit has been filed in St. Louis against twenty-four laundry concerns, alleging violation of the anti-trust laws of the state. The laundrymen are charged with having entered into an agreement to fix and maintain rates. ' r While the paper, it is claimed, has paid all expenses to date, the organ of the Mexican junta in Austin, Tex., has been forced to suspend because of the refusal of the union printers to handle the copy and the pressmen to print the paper; John Calvin's indulgence in bowling on Sunday was cited for the basis of a decision in the appellate division of the supreme court in Brooklyn, in which it was ruled that the operation of a moving picture show <5n" Sunday was not a violation of the law. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION BEGINS WORK Brief Opening Session Is In* spiring Spectacle Marked by Great Enthusiasm. BEIL SOUNDS THE KEYNOTE Oration of Temporary Chairman Punctuated With Uproar* ious Applause. HONOR MEMORY OF CLEVELAND Resolutions of Respect Are Presented and Convention Adjourns as Mark of Esteem. Denver, July 9. — With cheers from ten thousand throats, with the swell of political oratory and the inspiring spectacle of a vast multitude of people, the Democratic national convention began its deliberations yesterday. The session, lasting a little over two hours, was more notable for its impressive magnitude and spectacular effects than for the business accomplished. It gave, however, the opportunity for the awakening echoes of convention en thusiasm, the keynote speech of the temporary presiding officer, Theodore A. Bell of California, a heated skir mish incidental to the contest in the Pennsylvania delegation, and finally a unanimous tribute of homage and re spect to the memory of the late Gro ver Cleveland. Day of Formalities. But the enthusiasm of the opening session was comparatively brief, in termittent and tempestuous, without that long-sustained and frenzied clam or which is still reserved for the fu ture. The day was devoted chiefly to the primary formalities, and the commit tees appointed are now at work per fecting the permanent organization to be presented to-day. Meantime the convention hosts chafe over the two days' delay which must intervene be fore their great purpose is accomplish ed—the nomination of a presidential candidate. Last night the opponents of Bryan were still seeking to unite their strength against him, with the hope of ultimately accomplishing his defeat. Stirring Scene. It was a stirring scene which spread before Chairman Taggart at noon yes terday, when with uplifted gavel he sought to bring order out of the con fused babe,! of sound and motion. The splendid amphitheater, decorated with flags and bunting, was packed to its uttermost limits with a dense and seething mass of humanity. Below, in the central arena, sat the delegates, just two more than an even thousand, and hack of them the one thousand al ternates—these two thousand the real convention, with the destinies of the party in their hands. Flanking them and sweeping around the hall were the long lines of eager, expectant on lookers, rising tier on tier and gallery on gallery, solid masses, the bright ness of the women in their gay cos tumes vying with the splendors of Old Glory, which hung at every«hand. Notable Leaders. Here and there amid this bewilder ing throng stood out the notable groups of leaders. Immediately in front and under the presiding officer's eye were ranged the Nebraska delega tion, bronzed sons of the West, head ed by the cowboy mayor, Dahlman, the personal spokesman of Bryan. Well in front were the New York cohorts, with Chief Murphy, cold and impene trable. and Judge Parker, rather seri ous faced. Further back, Col. Guffey was the smiling center of his Pennsyl vania adherents, and near him James Kerr, who is struggling to displace Guffey and take up the leadership. Illinois was to the left center, with . the rotund Roger Sullivan to the fore. Further back Tom Johnson, the fight ing mayor of Cleveland, moved among his adherents until the gavel sent him to his place among the distinguished guests upon the platform. Minnesota Poorly Placed. Near him there sat a notable group —the venerable Senator Daniel of Vir ginia, a type of the old-time Southern er, with Towne, the vice presidential candidate and orator, and the tall, blonde, waspy congressman, Sulzer of New York. With the Virginians could he seen Gov. Swanson, with Nevada Gov. Dickerson and Senator Newlands, with Kentucky Senator McCreary, with Missouri Senator Stone, and oc casionally ex-Gov. Dockery and the le doubtable Champ Clark, with Idaho Former Senators Dubois and Heitfeld. Minnesota, with the Johnson lieuten ants, was poorly placed In the rear; while Delaware, with the Gray forces, was better off in the right foreground, Alice and Ruth There. Off to the left the president's daugh ter, Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, in fetching gown and Lady Gay Spank er hat, with flowing plumes, smiled front one of the boxes, and from an other box looked out the daughter of the Nebraska leader, Mrs. Ruth Bryan Leavitt, beaming as she awaited the name of her father for the presidency. On the platform, too, were many rep resentatives of foreign countries, young Viscount de Chambrun of France, M. Kroupfsky of Russia, Hon. H. F. Charteres of England and the ministers of Argentina, Greece, Bel gium and Chile. Storm of Applause. The initial outburst of enthusiasm came just as the session was opening, when a silken banner bearing the por trait of Bryan was displayed. Imme diately there was a storm of wild ap plause, which died away after half a minute of explosive demonstrations. The appearance of the temporary pre siding officer, Bell of California, was another-signal for an enthusiastic out-, burst. He came forward amid the storm of tribute, tall and sturdy, with silk-fronted Prince Albert coat, re splendent with convention medals and watch charms, giving the appearance of a decorated diplomatist. In strong, far-carrying voice and easy gesture, he delivered the opening address, a full hour long, with resounding passages on the righting of public wrongs, punc tuated with yells as some phrase tickled the fancy of the throng. Bell Stirs Them Up. It was noticeable that great ap plause came from the delegates at Bell's impassioned ' declaration that the writ of injunction shall not. be turned into an instrument of oppres sion. Again there was uproarious ap plause as he arraigned "Republican campaign contributions without a cash register." After referring to Taft as a "bisect ed candidate" and demanding "but one man in the White House at a time," he adroitly turned his speech into a panegyric for Mr. Bryan, the reference to the Nebraska leader bringing forth a tumultuous demon stration. Pennsylvania Row. The appointment of. For a mo was quickly disposed of. For a mo ment the Pennsylvania row threaten ed to throw the assembly into wild confusion. That state presented two sets of officers, representing the two contesting factions. Ollie James of Kentucky, voicing the Bryan senti ment, endeavored to refer the fight to the credentials committee. Against this Col. Guffey and his lieutenants, pale and gesticulating wildly, • sought to interpose a protest. But it was of no avail. For a time pandemonium prevailed. And then the smooth run ning machinery consigned the ques tion to the credentials committee, where Bryan's adherents are supreme, and the Guffey forces retired, full of wrath and disgust. Honor Cleveland's Memory. The presentation of resolutions of respect to the memory of Cleveland brought to the front two notable fig ures, Judge Parker of New York, the Democratic candidate of four years ago, and Gov. Francis of Missouri, one of the surviving members of the Cleveland cabinet. The resolutions as adopted emanated from Mr. Bry an's friends and were presented by I. N. Dunn of Nebraska, who will make the nominating speech for Bry an. They were no sooner read than shouts of "Parker! Parker!" showed the generous temper of the conven tion toward the former leader. Parker Pays Tribute. Judge Parker was prevailed upon to mount the platform, where with resonant voice he read his own reso lutions of tribute to Mr. Cleveland, closing with a tactful concession to the Bryan forces by seconding the resolutions presented by them. Gov. Francis' tribute to his former chief breathed the spirit of personal asso ciation and deep admiration. With the adoption of the resolutions the convention adjourned until noon to day. RELIEF FOR NEW YORK. Hot Spell That Has Killed Nearly Two Score Is Broken. New York, July 9.—A smart south erly breeze that followed in the trail of a mild summer storm yesterday brought some relief from the tropical spell that has killed nearly two score of people, has prostrated hundreds and filled the city hospitals and held the population helplessly in its burn ing folds for over a week. Fourteen persons succumbed to the heat yes terday, a total of thirty-one deaths from that cause within the last thirty six hours. DIETZ RAISES NEW FLAG. Defender of Cameron Dam Given Ban ner by Admirers. Couderay, Wis., July 9. — John F. Dietz, the famous Cameron dam de fender on the Thornapple river, was recently presented with a large new flag by his admirers, and he has placed'it on top of--his house. This makes the fourth flag that he has raised over his house. BATTLESHIPS Off ! ON LONG CRUISE / ! Fighting Ships Sail From Sail! Francisco Without Cere mony or Celebration. GOOD WISHES FROM PRESIDENT! ■*) Nebraska Is Left Behind Because of ad Outbreak of Scarlet Fever Among Crew. San Francisco, July 9. — Fifteen; battleships of the Atlantic fleet sailed! yesterday on the voyage that is to take them around the world and end at Hampton,Roads, whence they start ed last December. The sixteenth member of the fleet, the Nebraska,! was left behind because of an out*, break of scarlet fever among the ( crew. She will be placed in quaran tine three days and thoroughly funii-j gated, after which she will join her sister ships at Honolulu. / No Ceremony or Celebration. Without ceremony or celebration ofi any sort the fifteen big fighting ships got under way promptly at 2 o'clovk, upon signal from the Connecticut, Rear Admiral Sperry's flagship, and steaming in single column slowly: wended their way out of the bay where they had found anchorage from time, to time since their arrival here, just two months ago. A few small cv.aft : followed in the wake of the fleet as far as Golden Gate and gave the big white ships a parting salute with] their sirens, while on the hills .verej scattered groups of people silently watching their departure, which was, in striking contrast to its enthusiastic reception on its arrival May 5. Impressive Scene. < The vessels presented a beautiful) appearance as they steamed through the harbor. As the Connecticut pass ed forth the* flagship signaled for, more speed, and the bows of the war-i ships were soon throwing up a sea ofi) white foam as they plowed through the water. It was 5:10 when the Ken-, tucky, the last ship in line, passed the lighthouse at the entrance to the, Golden Gate, and half an hour later, the fleet was lost to view in a dense 1 cloud of black smoke. Just before the fleet sailed Rear Admiral Sperry received a telegram) from President Roosevelt, tendering to the fleet his heartiest good wishes upon the eve of its departure. SNAKE INDIANS RISE. Uncivilized Tribe, 2,000 Strong, in Re* bellion. Muskogee, Okla., July 9.—The sher iffs of McIntosh and Okmulgee conn-' ties went to the Old Hickory grounds, near Henrietta, yesterday to investi gate the uprising of Snake Indians, and were driven away from the camp by thirty armed Indians and negroes. Before sending them away Crazy Snake delivered a message defying the laws of the state and the United, States government, who, he declared, have no authority over the Indians. The authorities at once got into communication with Guthrie, and it is probable that state-troops will be sent to disperse the malcontents. SLEEPER ARRIVES AT NEW YORK Will Go to Washington to Report on Venezuelan Affair. New York, July 9.—Jacob Sleeper* formerly charge d'affaires of the American legation at Caracas, Vene zuela, whose departure from that post marked the severance of diplomatic relations between the United States and Venezuela, arrived at New York: yesterday on the steamer Saratoga from Havana. Mr. Sleeper said he would go to Washington immediately to present to the state department his report of the negotiations with Vene zuela. STEEL FREIGHTER IS SUNK. M. A. Hanna Strikes H. P. McIntosh and Damage is $100,000. Port Huron, Mich., July 9. — The steel freighter H. P. McIntosh, 520 feet long, owned by the Gilchrist com pany of Cleveland, was sunk early yesterday in a collision with the freighter M. A. Hanna in the St. Clair river just below here. None of the crew was killed or injured. It is estimated that the damage to the two boats will be over $100,000. Hitchcock Will Get It. Hot Springs, Va., July 9.—The ex ecutive committee of the Republican national committee will meet here to day and from present indications there will be a brief session, at which j Frank H. Hitchock will be elected j chairman and Representative McKin i ley of Illinois will he made treasurer the national committee.