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i KILLED AT THE THROTTLE. LAKE STEAMER LOST IN STORM D. M. Clemson, With Crew ol Twenty-four, Given Up for Lost by Duluth Owners. ATIANTIC TAKES TOIL OF 50 Scares of Lives Are Lost Off the Coast of Nova Scotia in a Series of Disasters. Duluth, Dec. 8.—One week has pass 'd since I he steamer B. M. Clemson, owned by A. B. Wolvin of Duluth, passed I he Soo, hound up from T^orain, s H.io, on her last trip of the year. Her owners say that in all probability she foundered in the terrific storm that raged at the lower end of Lake Superior early in the week, or is 'tranded somewhere on the north shore. In either event her entire crew t f twenty-four men, including the offi et i s, must have perished. No news of the big boat has been received since she passed the locks '] tit the Soo. A vessel sighted Friday j in shelter behind Grand Island was j believed to be the Clemson, but it proved to be the D. O. Mills, which ; arrived in port here Saturday after- j noon. The crew of the Mills brought no news of the missing vessel. Tugs Sent Out to Search. Fearing that the Clemson was wrecked or in serious trouble some where out of reacn of help on the bleak north shore of Lake Superior, • he Wolvin Steamship company has started out tugs and small steam ves sels on a thorough patrol of the en tire north shore from Port Arthur to tiie Soo and from the Soo to Isle Rov ale. Every passing vessel at the Soo is being questioned for traces of the lost boat, and the search will be con lined until the Clemson or her wreck age is found. Atlantic Takes Fifty. Halifax, Dec. 7.—More than half a ^hundred seamen have lost their lives on the upper north Atlantic coast dur ing the last few days as the result of •i storm of unprecedented severity. The reckoning, itemized as accu rately as the meager reports will al low, is as follows: Dec. 3, seventeen members of the crews of the fishing schooners drown ed off the Newfoundland coast. Dec. 4, twenty-eight members of the crew of the steamer Soo City, which is believed to have sunk in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Dec. 5, seven members of the crew of Barge No. 101, which went down off ihe coast of Nova Scotia. i ! I j J ! ' ' FIFTY FAMILIES NEEDY. Forest Fire Victims Who Are in Want Are Listed. Duluth, Dec. 8.—Mayor W. A. Ha ven of this city, chairman of the re lief committee appointed by Gov. Johnson to succor the unfortunate in this section who suffered by the forest fires this year, has a list of fifty North Shore families deserving of assistance. At first it was estimat ed that not more than fifteen families would need assistance, but investiga tion has increased the original esti mate. Many of the settlers need lum ber to rebuild their houses, and it is planned to hurry the necessary build ing material north as sooon as possi ble. N. .T. Miller is making a tour of the north shore, investigating meri torious cases, and upon his return definite advices as to actual needs of Hie fire sufferers will be available. FIRE CAUSES $20,000 LOSS. Destroys Hotel and General Store at White Earth, Minn. Frazee, Minn., Dec. 8.—The Leay hotel, owned by Charles Moore, and the general store of B. J. Fairbanks at White Earth were entirely destroy ed by fire. The loss will amount to about $20,000. White Earth is a res ervation town twenty miles north of Detroit. . Two Burned in Explosion. Elk Point. S. D.. Dec. 8.—Hanson & Maher of Beresford opened here Sat urday a moving picture show in the Flannery building. The machine did r.ot. work well so the audience was dismissed and a moment later the machine exploded. Henry Bronson, the operator, and Billy Reynolds, his assistant, were badly burned about the face and bands. Oriental Limited Runs at High Speed) With Dead Engineer at Throttle. I Minneapolis, Dec. 9. — Engineer! George P. Irvin of the east-bound Ori-' emal Limited on the Great Northern i road was killed yesterday by being struck by a pier of a bridge east of Robbinsdale, a hamlet four miles west of Minneapolis, while the train was speeding into the Twin Cities. Fire man Doerr was busily shoveling coal and did not know that his chief's life bad been crushed out. It was not un til a Lrakeman who noticed that the train had passed a small station with out even slowing up and fearing that something was wrong gazed out from a coach platform to the engine and! saw the limp form of the engineer leaning from the cab window that any: one had a suspicion that an accident) had happened. The brakeman imme diately applied the air and the sud den setting of the brakes caused the fireman to look up at the engineer. He went over and touched him on the shoulder. There was no response,! and, pulling the lifeless form to him, the horrified brakeman discovered the head a mass of blood and brains. It is thought that the engineer was look^ ing back at the train and did not real ize the proximity of the bridge under which he had so often passed. '] j j ; j TRAFFIC IN FRENCH GIRLS. Federal Agent at Duluth May Disclose Wholesale Business. Duluth, Dec. 9.—Wholesale imporlaq tlon of French women into the United* i States and more particularly into th^ ! Northwest, was disclosed yesterday I through the arrest by William H,' j Dean, Inspector in charge of the local J United States immigration office o\ ! Clementine Dailly, a native of Paris, 1 ' who says she watt brought to Duluth' under contract by Mary Gain, 234 SL Croix avenue. Inspector Dean is investigating oth* er cases along the same line and alj ready has evidence which probably ' will lead to the arrest of other French girls and may result In several fines of $5,000 each being imposed upoq other Duluth women, besides the d® portation to France of the girls iq question. FARMER KILLED BY FAST TRAIN, Struck While Trying to Cross Trackf' at Bay City. Red Wing, Minn., Dec. 9.—William Scatter of Hager, Wis., was strucl(( and killed by the Burlington flyer at Bay City. He was about to cross the tracks with his team when the train! swept down on him, throwing him fifty feet. He was internally injured, and died in one hour. He was forty} five years old and is survived by a family. He recently moved to Hager from Buffalo Center, Iowa. PHYSICIANS MARVEL AT CASE. Boy Whose Bones Break Easily and Are Quickly Healed. Chippewa Falls, Wis., Dec. 8.—Phy- 1 j sicians have found in William Cole- I man, the son of Julius Coleman, a pe culiar subject for study. The boy's bones have become unusually brittle, and break whenever struck by a blow a little harder than the ordinary: When the bone is fractured the injury does not give the boy any pain and the break is healed in a short time without the aid of a doctor. HUNTING ACCIDENT FATAL. Man Who Is Shot by Companion Ex onerates Latter. Marshalltown, Iowa, Dec. 9. — Wil ford Cartwright, an implement dealer of Hubbard, died yesterday morning from gunshot wounds accidentally in flicted by Herman Baucher, a travel ing man of Peoria. 111., Sunday after noon while Baucher, Cartwright and others were rabbit hunting. Before he died Cartwright made a written statement exonerating Baucher. Veteran Editor Is Dead. Brainerd, Minn., Dee. 9. — A. C. Bernard, a veteran editor of Norih ern Minnesota, having owned papers at Grand Rapids, Cass Lake and Walk er, this state, died yesterday at 3r. Joseph's hospital of an affection of the liver. At the time of his death he was' secretary of the National Drainage league, with headquarters at Wash ington, D. C. Catsup Seized at Fargo. Fargo, N. D.. Dec. 9. — The United States marshal seized a large quanti ty of catsup yesterday on complaint of Dr. E. F. Ladd, state pure food commissioner, who alleged that the j manufacturer had ignored all notices' 1 to the effect that the state waa law vio lated jts J# l>li> iftbBlfr.tbk MONTANA NEWS PUSHING WORK ON BIG DAMS. Two Hundred Men Employed at Hau ser Lake. Splendid progress is being made on the rebuilding of the Hauser lake dam, near Helena, and 200 men are now being employed and the force in creased as rapidly as working condi tions will permit. The central frame on the main cofferdam has been built and the work is being pushed on (lie remaining frames. Further steps are also being taken on the new dam at Wolf creek, about twenty-four miles below the Hauser lake dam. This dam will bo 800 feet Jong and 110 feet high and about 30, 000 horsepower will be developed. These two undertakings mean an immense amount. of industry, and among the uses it will be put to will be the driving of the air compressing machinery for the mine drills, the op eration of the mine pumps and the op eration of the concentrating machin ery. It may be appreciated in some degree when it is noted that a single property, the Washoe smelter at Ana conda, is equipped with 13,000 horse power motors, which are subject to an average load of 8,000 horsepower, and all of it is regenerated from the Missouri river dams near Helena. Helena and Lewistown capitalists, who have just returned fro Zortman, where they spent some days in in specting the property of the Little Rockies Exploration company, are highly pleased with the result. They believe with the adoption of a well considered policy in connection with careful management, this property, which was closed down a short time ago, will be a large revenue producer. It is understood that the property is to be developed strictly by the in auguration of such a policy, and it will resume operations on a larger scale than ever. Miners engaged in development work are in the ore body twenty feet, which is valued at $20 or more. A mill is to be erected in the immediate future. The ore is susceptible to cyanide treatment. MONTANA HAD A GOOD YEAR. Land Office Receipts Amounted to $805,105. Several state officials, including Secretary of State Yoder, Auditor Cunningham and the register of th® land office, submitted their annual re ports to Gov. Norris. They show that Montana is in a thriving condition, only one giving any evidence of th® recent so-called panic. This is th® secretary of state's report, where a falling off, due to the unsettled condi tion of the money market, and tha consequent lessening of new incorpo rations, were ehown. The receipts of this office for 1907 amounted to $80,« 208 and this year to $49,492. The receipts of the state land of fice were $805,105. principally for sales and rentals. The auditor's de partment, which has charge of the in surance business, had receipts of $88, 342, a gain of $1,844 over the preced ing year. OLD MINE UNDER HAMMER. A Once Famous Montana Producer Knocked Down for $7,500. The Ophir mine, one of the famous old-time producers in Butte, which was sold for $50,000 and a large amount of stock to the Butte Central and Boston Copper company, a $15, 000,000 corporation, went under tha hammer last week for $7,500 to per sons identified with the company named, who will immediately organ ize a new company to he known as the Butte Central Copper company, capitalized at $2,500,000, to operate the properies which lie south of Butte. The auction sale, it was aunounced, was for the purpose of meeting th® expenses of the old company, which amount to about $80,000 in the East and $60,000 in Butte. Boston and Ca nadian financiers are interested in the property, together with many Montana people. DOG GUARDS MASTER'S BODY. Remain* of Well Known Butte Man Recovered. To Alexander MacAuley's dog* which remained by the side of the corpse of his master until his bark ing attracted the attention of t»arch ers, is due the recovery of the re mains of the well known busiues* man and politician in the Teton moun tains, where lie lost his life bv falling over a high precipice while hunting for mountain sheep. The remains would soon have beeen covered with snow and probably be lost forever but for the part the dog played in their early recovery. The animal'* vigil extended throughout the night. IN THE SCANDINAVIAN NORTH Gleanings of Important News of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with Occasional Comments. By MARTIN W. ODLAND. NORWAY. Four hundred employes of the cellu '< so factories at Katfos, Surum and Toten were thrown out of work for two weeks on account of disputes as to increases in wages. • * » There have been many important transfers of property in Norway the past few weeks. Mines, saw mills, water powers and other industries have changed hands. As a rule, these changes mean the addition of more capital and a corresponding increase in the capacity and activity of the en terprises. • * • There is a proposition before Hie church department to submit to the storthing a law prohibiting Mormon missionaries from carrying on their proselyting in Norway. Quite a num ber of such missionaries h ive been busy in the country and have been successful"*in converting many people, and the church department thinks it \s time to put a stop to this. « * * The federation of labor in Norway lias purchased one of the daily papers of Christiania, and will continue its publication as an organ of the federa tion. It will he issued at noon, and will contain general news, in addition to special news and articles appeal ing especially to labor. The name of the paper purchased has not been an nounced, but It is taken for granted that it i* the Christiania Dagsavis. * * * There will be an exposition at Ber gen in 1910, beginning June 1, and ending Sept. 15. It will be devote! to the tourist industry, sports and household economics. Steps are being taken to arouse general national in terest in the undertaking by organiz ing local committees all over Norway. The exposition idea seems to have be come very popular in Norway and tlx other Scandinavian countries, judging by the large number of fairs held in recent years. • • • The hard times in America are ascribed as the cause in reducing emigration from Norway o America 62 per cent during the first nine mouths of the preesnt year. From January to September, 1907. the num ber of emigrants that left the princi pal ports of the country for the new world was 18,712; during (he same months this year the number was c nly 7,242. It is reasonable to suppose that .he hard times in America have been tin chief cause for this decliiu*. hut it lias not been the only cause. Gaud Mines in Norway have been an important factor; the opening up of new fac tories, the starting of new in Lis' vs in connection with the harnessing of waterfalls and the general busin -s. activity have furnished more employ ment than was ever before offered. Again, Norwegians feel more and mor like staying in Norway, now that she lias become entirely free and iinle pendent. Formerly many left, just be cause of bitterness over ihe union witli Sweden. • * • A dispatch from San Francisco gives the following interesting news; "Capt. Henry Lund. Norwegian con sul at this port, has received instruc tions from Capt. Roal.l Amundsen, Ihe explorer, to sell at auction the sloop Gjoa In which Amundsen made his fa mous voyage of discovery through the northwest passage. The sloop has been lying at anchor at Mare Island navy yards ever since it entered ihis port after that eventful trip. Consul Lund, who is an intimate friend of the explorer, is also informed that the latter proposed to undertake a voyage in search of the geographical north pole at some not distant date, making the uip in the steamer Frani, Capt. Nansen's ship, now the property of the government of Norway. Amund sen states that he will outfit for the voyage at this port, cruising to the Siberian islands, and thence into tlie unknown waters of the north in search of the top of the world. Capt. Amund sen is now in Norway. • • • SWEDEN. It is reported that the work at the Persberg mines in Vermland is to be considerably reduced, owing to the hard times. A part of those thrown out of employment will be given work In forestry by the company, while the old men will be pensioned. The com pany was established in 1865, and has' a working capital of 2,750,000 crowns. Edwin Bergenholtz, for forty years watchman at the Smaland bank in Ljungby, lias resigned his position, owinv to advancing age. In recogni tion of his long and faithful service the bank has given him a yearly pen sion of 400 crowns. • • • The new torpedo boat chaser, The Sigurd, which is being built at Lind holmen's wharf, is said to be almost complete, an,i will be turned over to the state the first of the year. The new boat is of the same type as those already in service, and will have a speed of thirty knots. * * * Count Rudolf Adlesparre, whose death occurred a short time ago at Ar vika, donated his private library lo the community of Myssjo, his father's birthplace. The library is a valuable one, and contains several memoirs of George Adlesparre. the founder of the family. The late count was the last of the family, so the title is now ex tinct. • • • S. Weislander of the Ingelslad and, his twin brother, J. Weislander of Vederslof, recently celebrated their eightieth birthdays. They are both, hearty and hale in spite of their age, and are the oldest twins in the coun try. Both have in their day taken prominent parts in national and civic affairs. • • • The queen returned to Stockholm a short time ago from her visit at her pleasure palace at Solliden, and at Vexico she was the object of a very pleasant ovation. General G. Hylten Cavilius and other officers of the Kronoberg regiment met the royal train at the station, and the citizens generally were out to do honor to their queen. • * • The L. M. Ericsson company, a Swedish stock company of Stockholm, has recently contracted with the Paris Telephone company to install a new system in place of the exchange that was burned a few days ago. Th® new system is to have a capacity of 10,000 phones, and 5,000 of these ar® already signed for. This is the first contract of any importance that this company secures in France, such work hitherto having been furnished eithef by France itself or Germany. Tho Swedish company feels certain that once the Swedish phones are tried in France, their superiority will be fully demonstrated, and other big contracts will be the result. The present con tract figures iq) to 600,000 francs. * * * DENMARK. A very interesting political an nouncement comes from Denmark; namely, that the home mission so ciety, which has great strength, is contemplating a radical change in its policies, and will hereafter take a more aggressive pari in social and in dustrial affairs, and will endeavor to influence the elections in behalf of candidates and measures. Hitherto the society, whose members are found in every parish and community, has pursued a policy of seclusion, showing no disposition to mingle with the af fairs of oilier people or those of tho nation. These mission people have in some cases, ii is true, established high schools and have built cream eries. when those already in existem o persisted, against their protests, to oj orate on Sundays; but. generally speaking, ilu> mission people have taken little part in the industrial and political affairs of Denmark. Now, it is :aid, mission people will put up candidates of their member ship in the fo'keting. or will support candidates who are in sympathy with them. They will also seek to get con trol of cities and communities by electing iheir own men to municipal cilices. In Copenhagen, especially, will they put t'oith strenuous efforts in this direction, their interests being very large and important in the capi tal. While many in Denmark look with disgust upon the efforts of tho mis sion people to obtain control of tho government and of communities, it may he stated that Denmark is apt to gain more than she will lose by their political activity. The mission people will be better able to head off the so cialist movement, it is believed, than the other parties that have been iu power. That is because their record would be without flaws for the social ists to point at, and because they have greater zeal and devotion to principles than members of the old parties. The socialists have scored on the party now in power, again and again, by pointing out discrepancies and inconsistencies in its record.