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SHEAR & KANE, Publishers. J. H. KANE, Editor. WIBAUX. MONTANA NEWS OF WEEK SUMMARIZED Digest of the News Worth Telling Con* densed for the Busy Reader. FROAl THE CAPITAL. The house committee on military affairs has authorized a favorable re port on the hill increasing to 2,500 the signal corps of the army. The senate confirmed the nomina tions of Robert Bacon to be secretary of state and John Callan O Laughlin to be assistant secretary of stat?. Ratification of tbe arbitration tieaty between Italy and the United States were exchanged by Secretary Root and the Italian ambassador. Secretary Root refused to grant the request of the Russian government for the extradition of Christian Radowitz on the ground that the evidence in the case shows that the offense is a political one. President Roosevelt sent to con gress a message approving the recom mendation of Gov. Magoon that an ap propriation he made to remove the wreck of the battleship Marne from Havana liaybor. President Roosevelt has hot only no Intention of appearing before the grand jury in the Panama canal libel case, but he would refuse to accept service if a subpoena were issued for him. This was the declaration from the White House in response to an in quiry. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. Charles Platt of Philadelphia, presi dent of the Insurance Company of North American, and one of the most widely known insurance men of the country, is dead. Mrs. Elibabeth Richardson Lee aged 109 years, for nearly a century a member of the Methodist church, is dead at St. Joseph, Mo. She was the oldest woman in Missouri. Most Rev. A. Sweatman, archbishop of Toronto, metropolitan of the eccle siastical province of Eastern Canada and primate of all Canada, died at his home in Toronto of bronchial pneu monia. Gen. W. H. Carter, who recently as sumed command of the Department of the Missouri, has \been ordered to the Philippines. He will sail from San Francisco March 5. His successor has not been named. Marked by the presence of distin guished Episcopal prelates and lay men from various parts of the coun try, the Rev. Dr. Alfred Hardig was consecrated bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Washington at historic Trinity Episcopal church in Washing ton. SINS AND SINNERS. John Kelley and Lee Stanfield, con fined in the Deer Lodge (Mont.) jail, escaped by prying open the cell and descending on a ladder made from bed clothing. Mrs. James Pollit, living near Ridge Farm, 111., was trying to put her child into a fire as a burnt offering to the Lord when she was discovered. She had become insane on religion. W. L. Winter, aged nineteen, want ed at Union, Iowa, for the murder of Leonard Trible, a restaurant man, has confessed to the murder. He said the crime was due to constant reading of lime novels. A special from La Luse, N. M., states that Judge William Baly, one of the original promoters of the Big Four road and formerly a prominent figure in Eastern finahcial . circles, killed himself with a revolver in a lonely cabin in the mountains two days ago. Mazie Kenney, a burlesque actress, twenty years old, was shot and al most instantly killed at Philadelphia by a man who then fired a bullet into his own brain and died shortly after his removal to a hospital. The iden tity of the murderer and suicide is unknown to the friends of the dead actress. Herman Heardt, the deaf mute and a printer and importer of fancy cal endars, committed suicide during the transit rush hours by throwing him self in front of an express train on the elevated road in New York. His body was frightfully mangled. Heardt committed suicide because of domes tic troubles. Several counterfeit half dollars have been found in circulation in Fort Dodge, Iowa. They are of the coin age of 1907 and bear almost every in dication of being genuine coins, but have no ring when tossed upon metal or marble. Several were passed upon clerks at the local postofflce last .week and were withheld from circuit? lion. - BAM FLEET IS NOW AT6IBRAITAR Admiral Sperry's Ships Given Cordial Welcome by the British Officials. BIG VESSELS EXCITE WONDER Program for Reception of Fleet on Re* turn to Hampton Roads Is Completed. Gibraltar, Feb. 2.—The first division of the United States Atlantic fleet, comprised of the Connecticut, Ver mont, Kansas and Minnesota, under command of Rear Admiral Sperry, ar rived here yesterday morning from Ville Franche. Although the arrival of the squadron lacked the noisy ac companiment of thundering guns, the formal exchange of salutes being post poned in deference to the day, the British welcome was no less hearty and cordial. From the moment the glistening white hulls of the American ships were mere specks upon the blue water of the Mediterranean, every coign of vantange on the rock of Gibraltar was occupied and by the time they were ready to round majestically Into the harbor the entire population seemed to be massed on the water front. The official calls began as soon as the visiting ships were moored. Marvel for Sightseer*. All day long launches and short boats filled wih the curious churned around the American battleships, the sightseers marveling at their size and comparing them with the other ships in the harbor. At sundown the Georgia and Ne braska, under command of Rear Ad miral Wainwright, arrived from Tan gier. Five colliers and the auxiliaries Panther and Yankton already are here, and the coaling of the first di vision will begin today. Despite the unofficial character of the visit and Rear Admiral Sperry's disconcerting appearance with his fleet two days before a single divi sion was expected, the English evi dently intend to give the Americans a reception they will long remember. Review on Arrival Home. The program for the reception of the fleet on its return to Hampton Roads has been completed. It prac tically reverses the program carried out when the fleet sailed. President Roosevelt, on board the Mayflower, anchored between the Horseshoe and Lynn Haven bay, will review the fleet as it passes at noon on Feb. 22. DOG SCARES BOY TO DEATH. Bitten Six Weeks Ago, Playful Canine Career Is Fatal. Philadelphia, Feb. 2.—Bitten by a dog six weeks ago, three-year-old Al bert Winner escaped hydrophobia only to be seized with violent convulsions as a result of fright when another dog playfully licked his hand on Wednes day. He died in terrible agony yesterday. The attending physician said there was no doubt that the boy had been frightened to death. SEAS POUND THE ST. LOUI8. Enormous Wave Breaks Rudder of Big American Liner. New York, Feb. 1. — Buffeted by heavy seas and a northwest gale, the crippled American liner St. Louis, car rying 1,000 passengers, is expected to reach the entrance of the Ambrose channel off this port early today from Southampton and Cherbourg. Since the disablement of her rudder by an enormous sea, the liner is said to have steered by means of her twin screws. ABRUZZI WILL RESIGN. Is Determined to Marry Miss Kather ine Elkins. . Turin, Feb. 2.—Notwithstanding of ficial denials, it is still asserted that the Duke of Abruzzi has resigned as an officer of the Italian navy, it is also stated that he has expressed his determinaion after his expedition to the Himalayas to marry Miss Kather ine Elkins, either as a royal prince or as a private individual. PEPPER ROUTS PLEASURE CLUB Doors Barred, Police Force Entrance After Sixteen Hours., St. Louis, Feb. 2. — Police, trying to raid the rooms of the Belmont Pleasure club, found the doors barred They blew cayenne pepper through the keyholes. Thirteen club members inside sneezed for sixteen hours and then gave up. They were charged with violating the liquor laws. NEVADA CENSURES PRESIDENT Anti'Jap Resolution in Legislature Urges California to Ignore Exective. Carson, Nev.. Feb. 3.—An anti-Japa nese resolution was introduced in the assembly of the Nevada legislature which it is believed will be passed. After stating that the Japanese are acquiring lands and property in this and other states, the resolution says: "The president has seen fit to take advantage of his high office to the ex tent of attempting to coerce and in timidate legislation in California upon this subject; and, "Whereas, We view with alarm this attempted encroachment of the gov ernment on states' rights; therefore, be it "Resolved, That we, the people of the state of Nevada, represented in senate and assembly, do hereby rec ommend to the State of Cal';ornia to pay no attention whatever to the admonishing of the president iG this particular, hut. to go ahead and enact such stringent measures as will abso lutely stop forthwith the eucroach ment of the Japanese and the further acquiring of a foothold in tins nation; and, "Whereas, We believe there is no danger of war with the Japanese, as is advanced by those who oppose our views, but we believe that if we must have war with the Japanese empire sooner of later, now is a better time to lay down terms to ihat eavnire and teach those arrogant pec-pie that Amerfican rights cannot he encroach ed upon, and they cannot, nor never will he allowed or given an opportu nity to acquire a foothold in this country, or to assimilate with our race, and we further censure Theo dore Roosevelt, the president of the United State, for his so-called inter ference in attempting to deprive the citizens of the great commonwealth of California by threats and coercion from exercising their lawful rights of frotecting themselves from the Japa nese hordes.'' GRTONVILLE FIGHT AT END. Miss Mongren Succeeds Mrs. Vanln ,wegan as Postmistress. Washington, Feb. C.—An interesting contest over the post office at Orton ville, Minn., was probably ended when it was announced at the post office department yesterday that the name of Miss Mary Mongren would be recommended as postmistress ai that place, to succeed Mrs. VarJnwegan, the present incumbent. There were no charges of incompetency on the part of the present postmistress, but the fight for the place has been a spir ited one. BELIEVE MAN WAS SLAIN. Dock Employe's Body, With Throat Cut, Is Found in West Duluth. Duluth, Minn., Feb. 3. — A body found yesterday under the Missabe ore dock in West Duluth, with throat cut, was identified as that of James Hargenson, a former employe of the docks. The police believe the man, who had been dead for several days, was murdered. Gmelich to Be Inaugurated. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 3. — Jacob Gmelich, Rep., will be inaugurated lieutenant governor of Missouri to day. He was declared elected by the assembly in joint session yesterday after the recount committee had re ported that Gmelich had received 346, 642 votes, as against 346,465 votes for William R. Painter, Dem. New Trial in Postal Fraud. Washington, Feb. 3. — The supreme court of the United States yesterday reversed the opinion of the lower court and ordered a new trial in the case of William Gordon Crawford, a Washington attorney, sentenced to tbe penitentiary for conspiracy with Machen and Lorenz in the postofflce frauds. To Emasculate Criminals. Salem, Ore., Feb. 3. — The senate passed by a two to one vote yester day the bill providing for the emascu lation of criminal insane and confirm ed criminals. The definition of a con firmed criminal is any one who has served three or more terms in a peni tentiary. President Refuses Legacy. Boston, Feb. 3. — President Roose velt. in a letter to the attorneys for the administrator, declares that under no condition will be accept a legacy of $10,000 left him by the last will of Benjamin Hadley, an East Somersville recluse, who died Dec. 16, 1907. Senator Is Exonerated. Superior, Wis., Feb. 3.—A coroner's fury yesterday exonerated Senator George B. Hudnall for the shooting of rilko Repa ten days ago. Repa was shot while trying to enter the sena tor's house at 2 p. m., after having teen, warned away. PITTSBURG IS IN " SIATEJIf TERROR Authorities Determined to Pro tect White Women From Carnival of Bn * ality. NEGROES TALK OF RACE R!0TS Threaten Armed Resistance if Another Raid Is Made on Them by the Police. Pittsburg, Feb. 5.—"It is a crime for a negro to wave his hand at a white woman; at least I consider it so, and will act accordingly." Captain of Police Murray of Pitts burg. who lias charge of what is known as the 'Hill district," which is now in a state of ten-or over at tacks on white women by negroes, made this remark in police court yes terday morning, when 126 negroes ar rested Tuesday night were given a hearing. There were probably 200 colored people in the little police court, friends of those who had been arrested, and the remarks of the cap tain caused a loud outcry, and for a time it looked as though there would he a clash. Capt. Murray, some days since, came out with a statement that the only way to stop negro depredations in Pittsburg was to "hang a few of them off hand." One Victim Is Dying. About one-third of the negroes ar rested Tuesday night were sent to prison for short terms, one-third dis charged and the remainder held for further investigation. Miss Ida O'Neal, a white girl, who was attacked Tuesday night by a ne gro at G:30 on a well lighted street, is said to be d\ing. Yesterday afternoon a large num ber of negroes indulged in much rab id talk. There was talk of race riots and bloodshed, some of the negroes predicting a reign of terror for the Herron hill district and the entire city. The district now under police surveillance covers miles of territory, and negroes are arming themselves. According to rumors yesterday in the affected district, should the authori ties decide to make another raid on the negroes, armed resistance will be offered. Dozen Girls Assaulted. The police are of the opinion the terrible criminal acts of the negroes are the work of a. few degenerate co caine fiends. During the last month over a dozen girls have been assault ed in the Herron hill district. CONGRESS. Senate Spends Most of Day Consid ering Nomination of Dr. Crum. Washington. Feb. 4. — Senator Teller of Colorado yesterday ad dressed the senate in support of Sen ator Bacon's resolution declaring that the senate has a right to any informa tion in possession of the executive departments and cited various prece dents to sustain his contention. The senate remained in executive session during most of the day con sidering the nomination of Dr. W. D. Crum to be collector of customs at Charleston, S. C. General debate on the agricultural appropriation bill in the house yes terday afforded critics and defenders of the department of agriculture an excellent field day. Before the bill was taken up in general debate the house passed the senate pension bill for federal judges. . SPLITS NAIL; WILL GET $6,000. Paderewski'6 Manager to Collect In surance on Pianist's Hand. New York, Feb. 5.—During the re cital last evening at Carnegie hall Paderewski split the $5,000 nail on the index finger of his right hand. As a result his Philadelphia engage ment has been canceled. Charles A. Ellis, his manager, will arrange, it is said, to collect from the insurance companies the $5*000 in recompense for the concert which Paderewski cannot give in Philadelphia. Taft Completes Inspection. Culebra, Feb. 5. — President-elect Taft has now completed his inspec tion of the entire line of the canal, having traversed the Pacific channel yesterday. He expressed himself as greatly gratified at the result of the labors of the engineers. Mrs. Dunphy Acquitted. Chicago, Feb. 5.—Mrs. Martha Ma belle Dunphy of Boston, Mass., who has been on trial for the theft of $8,000 worth of diamonds from Charle E. Giles, a Dorchester (Mass.) money lender, was acquitted by a jury. LOOK INTO PRIMARY EIRSI N» Election of Senator in Wisconsin Until Senatorial Primary Is Investigated. * ; Madison, Wis., Feb. 4. —That there will be no elect ion of a United S'ates senator to succt-ced Isaac Stephen son before an investigation of the senatorial primary election has taken place seems certain. With both branches of the legislature unable to agree on the terms, of a resolution pointing to that, and motions for con ference- oommitees el' three members each were agreed to in the assembly and senate yesterday, and it is up to the joint copimit tees to arrive at some agreement in the line of an in vestigation that will be satisfactory to both houses before the investiga tion will begin. Senator Stephenson lacked „fou,r votes of re-election yesterday when the fifth joint ballot was completed. He received but 61 out of 129 votes votes cast, which was fewer than on any ballot thus far taken. Gov. Davidson sent a message' to the legislature yesterday recom mending an investigation of the. in surance Commissioner's department, charges of irregularity zgv'.'-st In surance Commissioner BeeUe l aving been filed some time ago. by a former deputy' in tliat department. T*he assembly passed the l.-fil mak ing Lincoln's birthday a le-.nl holi day'. The holiday is for 'this year alone. Assemblyman Stack of S;.r'' or in troduced a bill in the assembly- pro viding a pension for "any person, who has been employed by a comity in this state for a period of twenty years or more and who shall have reached the age of fifty three years." Upon retirement from such service, voluntarily or otherwise, ho wifi he entitled to a pension during hi.- life time equal to one-half of the alary paid at the time of his retirement. If the bill introduced by Assembly man Cool id ge becomes a law persons owning interests in public utilities in to ms or villages may hold local, town or village offices. Under the present, law the ovrr-sr of stock of a public utility cannot hold office. Many men who were stockholders in independent and mutual telephone companies were precluded from hold ing office by the law. Mr. CooIi ,, ge's bill will relieve the situation by al lowing the owners of titles ir • mall towns or villeges to hold of.'ka. WILL MOVE WHOLE TOWN. In Carrying Out Regrade Scheme Ca nadian Pacific Will Pay Costs. Winnipeg, Feb. 5.—-The novel right of a town being moved bodily , ■) a new site will he witnessed next week when the Canadian Pacific railroad begins putting into effect its legr.de scheme on the Crows Nest line, mak ing important changes on the line i>e tween Frank and MacLeod, in Alber ta. Cowley, a small town on tbe Ca nadian Pacific railroad line in South ern Alberta, will he moved two miles south of its present location. The railroad promises to pay all expenses of moving the town. EVELETH POLICE ON STRIKE. City Charter Won't Allow Raise in Salaries While in Office. Duluth, Feb. 5.—Following the ex ample of the Virginia force cf last week, the entire Eveleth police force went out on a strike for higher wages yesterday. The city charter will not allow the raising of city em ployes' salaries while they are in of fice, and this method is adopted to get around that provision. It is un derstood that the city council will immediately grant the demands, rais ing the chief $25 and the patrolmen $10 per month. ■, -'■< —i-i ••'.*• PRESTIGE FOR MOOSE LAKE. Soo Line May Make It Junction Point by Bufiding New Road. Moose Lake, Minn., Feb. 5.—It is rumored that surveyors, undoubted ly employed by the Soo railway, are running lines from Frederic, Wis., to connect the Soo line at Frederic with the Brooten-Duluth road at Moose Lake. In this event it will make this a good junction point and perhaps result in the building of shops. • Lincoln Day a Holiday. St. Paul, Feb.. 5. — Gov.- Johnson yesterday issued a proclamation re specting the observance of the cen tenary birth of Abraham Lincoln. Feb. 12 is designated a public holi day and will be duly celebrated In the schools of the state. Deadlock Unbroken. Springfield, 111., Feb. 5.—With the taking of one senatorial ballot the joint session yesterday arose until noon today, when it is likely the same program will be followed. The changes on the ballot yesterday were of no consequence.