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COnON MEASURE Thirty Republicans Vote With Democrats for Bill Third Large Tariff Revision Project Passes the Lower Branch of Con gress by a Vote of 202 to 91. Washington, Aug. 4.—Supported by all the Democrats and by thirty pro gressive Republicans the Democratic cotton tariff bill, the third of the big tariff revision measures brought for ward by the Democratic house of representatives, passed that body by 202 to 91. The bill cuts the average tariff on cotton manufactured goods from 48 to 27 per cent ad valorem, a 21 per cent reduction in duty that the Democratic leaders estimate to re duce revenue by about $3,000,000. Not an amendment was offered to the bill, although the Republicans at tacked it vigorously on account of al leged increases in certain items over the rates of the Payne-Aldrich tariff law. Practically all of the progressives from the Northwest voted for the bill. Northwestern members lined up as follows: For the bill: Anderson, Davis, Mil ler, Lindbergh, Steenerson and Vol stead, Minnesota: Lenroot, Nelson, Morse, Kopp and Esch, Wisconsin; Haugen, Hubbard and Woods, Iowa, and Hanna and Helgeson, North Da kota. Against the bill: Stevens and Nye, Minnesota; Burke, South Dakota, and Cooper, Wisconsin. LARGER HOUSE PROVIDED FOR Senate Approves Congressional Reap portionment. Washington, Aug. 4.—The amended house congressional reapportionment bill, providing that after March 3, 1913, the house of representatives shall consist of 433 members, exclu sive of Arizona and New Mexico, an increase of forty-two over the present membership, was passed by the sen ate without roll call. The bill now' goes to conference be tween the two houses for agreement as to the senate amendments befo.e going to the president for his approval. The bill is so drawn that no state will lose in representation, but in some cases there will be a decided increase. New York heads the list with an in crease of six members; Pennsylvania four; California and Oklahoma three each; Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and Washington two each, and Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Soutn Dakota, Utah and West Virginia one each. COMPROMISE BILL ADOPTED House Farmers' Free List Bill Is Changed by the Senate. Washington, Aug. 2.—The house farmers' free list bill, exempting from tariff duties a variety of agricultural implements, cereals, meats, cotton bagging and other articles was de feated by the senate by a tie vote of 39 to 39. Senator Kern of Indiana, Democrat, then offered a compromise amendment, taking meats off the free list when coming from countries that do not admit American cotton, corn, wheat, oats, horses, cattle and hogs free of duty. This compromise measure was adopted by the senate by a vote of 48 to 30. The bill was passed by an alliance of Democrats and progressive Re publicans. SIMON AGREES TO RESIGN Haytian President Preparing to Leave Port au Prince. Port au Prince, Hayti, Aug. 3.— With the declaration of a three days' armistice the regime of President Simon will come to an end. He has agreed to resign and is preparing to leave the city. His wife, their chil dren and many of the president's fol lowers have already embarked. Chief of Police Saint Lo, with an escort of police, attempted to board a steamer at the wharf when the party was attacked by a mob. Five per sons were killed and six others wound ed in the fighting on the water front. Saint Lo and his escort managed to embark.__- — GERMAN DEMANDS EXCESSIVE French Do Not Share English Opti mism Regarding Morocco. Paris, Aug. 4.—A semi-official note states that the optimistic opinion emanating from London relative to the progress of the Franco-German •egotiations are not borne out by the facts, as the German demands con tinue excessive. BOAT UPSETS; SEVEN DROWN Seventy-five Passengers Thrown Into River. Massena, N. Y., Aug. 2.—Seven per sons were drowned in the St. Law rence river when the ferry steamer Sirus struck a shoal eight miles below this city, capsized and hurled its sev enty-five passengers into the river. Four bodies have been recovered. RECEIVED MONEY FOR VOTING White's Opinion of Many Illinois Legislators. Washington, Aug. 5.—To his story of how he says he was bribed to vote for Lorimer, Charles A. White, former member of the Illinois legislature, added for the benefit of the senate Lorimer committee that he believed every one of the fifty-three Democrats who voted for Lorimer did so for a money consideration. He added that he thought some of the Republicans who voted for Lorimer got money for so doipg. White declined to mention the names of any Republicans he suspect ed, "because it is just a matter of opinion and I do not want to do an in justice to any one." He said he based his opinion about wholesale corruption on the fact that he was bribed and that others confessed they also were bribed. A BOSS FLY TRAP. A friend, who is a grocer and has a fly problem on his hands in a very real sense, has devised a trap for de stroying the pests wholesale. It is so simple a device that we give a brief description of it for the benefit of those who have the same problem to contend with. Our friend has simply adopted the principle of the little wire screen cage trap, which has an invert ed conical inlet for the flies extending upward from the base, where a bait of sweetened water or other stuff is put to draw the flies. Applying this principle, he has taken a common sugar barrel, replaced the top with a cover of wire screen, sawed a hole twelve inches in diameter in the cen ter of the bottom and into this insert ed a cone made of wire screen, having a diameter at the base equal to the hole in the barrel and au aperture at the smaller end about three-quarters of an inch across. When thus fixed and made fly tight, except for the in let, the barrel should be placed on some support which will raise it from the ground a few inches so that a bait of some kind can be placed beneath to draw the first flies. When a good ly number of flies have been trapped their very buzzing will attract other flies from all directions. Our friend tells us that he emptied one of these traps ten times within a day or two recently, and he estimates that he de stroyed three solid pecks of flies in that time. He holds the trap over a blaze of kerosene, and that fixes 'em. He further says that when he dumps the flies into the alley the neighbors' chickens eat them up clean. Here would seem to be a tiptop method of getting rid of an insufferable summer pest and at the same time furnishing the poultry with needed insect food. Such a trap would be a blessing, not only to grocers, but to housewives in town and country. STOCK FOODS. A stock food the writer saw adver tised in a pretty reputable agricultural paper the other day claimed to "double the milk and butter when fed to milk cows and to fatten hogs and beef cat tle in forty days' less time than usual ly required." There are just two classes of elements which these stock foods contain which entitle them to any consideration at all — namely, ground alfalfa and grains in some form and. on the other hand, tonics such as salt, spices and roots. The real food content can be bought vastly cheaper when not disguised under a fancy name and wrapper, and the same is true of most of the tonic ele ments of such prepared foods. In a series of feeding experiments made by one agricultural college recently it was found that a pen of fattening pigs that were given rations of some of the lead ing stock foods did not make as rapid gains as did those that were not given any at all and no more of other foods. In view of such a showing, it is safe to brand such claims as the above as bosh pure and simple, and the feeder who bites at such a bait is also simple. Tabby. "Tabby" cat ought to be really "atabe," being derived from "atab," the name of a famous street in Bag dad which used to be the great mar ket for silks. A tabby cat's coat was thought to be like the wavy markings of watered silk. ■. -— ittii— naan——ran— PEACE PACTS RIND NATIONS Arbitration Treaties Signed by Three Great Powers. EVENT AN HISTORICAL ONE United States, Great Britain and France Agree to Submit All Dis putes to Arbitration. Washington, Aug. 4.—Three of the world's greatest nations, with the United States as the central figure and moving spirit, joined hands in opening the way to the coveted goal of statesmen of modern times—universal peace. America and Great Britain, and America and France signed gen eral arbitration treaties for the peace ful settlement of all disputes that may be locked in the mystery of the fu ture, even though they concern the national honor interests of the signa tories, subjects invariably excepted in existing arbitration treaties. Secretary of State Knox signed both the British and French treaties, and James Bryce, British ambassador, signed the agreement with Great Brit ain. Ambassador Jusserand of France signed the document for that country at Paris. President Taft witnessed the signing ceremonies at the White House. The general features of the new treaties are: "All differences internationally jus ticiable shall be submitted to The Hague, unless by special agreement some other tribunal is created or se lected. "Differences that either country thinks are not justiciable shall be re ferred to a commission of inquiry, composed of representatives of the two governments, empowered to make recommendations for their settlement. Should the commission decide that the dispute should be arbitrated, such decision will be binding. "Before arbitration is resorted to, even in cases where both countries agree that the difference is suscepti ble of arbitration, the commission of inquiry shall investigate the dispute with a view of recommending a set tlement without arbitration. "The commission, at request of eith er government, will delay its findings one year to give an opportunity for diplomatic settlement. "The senate will ratify the terms of submission of each dispute to arbi tration." ADMIRAL TOGO IN NEW YORK Famous Jap Sea Fighter Given Mid night Welcome. New York, Aug. 4.—The United States at midnight formally welcomed to its shores Admiral Count Heiha shiro Togo of the Japanese navy, hero of the Russo-Japanese war. The wel come was given aboard the steamer Lusitania at Quarantine by represen tatives of the state, war and navy de partments and a representative of Gov ernor John A. Dix. After a few cordial words of wel come on behalf of the nation the dele gation of Americans accompanied the distinguished Japanese in a tug to the revenue cutter Seneca. A few mo ments later the Seneca was speeding for her pier at Twenty-third street, Hudson river, whence Admiral Togo was taken away in an automobile to his hotel. TWENTY THOUSAND NOW OUT Strike of London Dock Workers More Serious. London, Aug. 4.—With a serious sit uation developing in the strike of the dock workers a sharp rise in meat and provisions came as a warning that food supplies are short and that fam ine prices may soon prevail. As a result of the call for a general strike of all classes of London dock workers and affiliated trades about 8,000 more walked out, bringing the total number of strikers to 20,000. The leaders predict that 40,000 men will be out shortly. CUBAN REVOLUTIONIST QUITS General Acevedo Leaves Hiding Place and Surrenders. Havana, Aug. 4.—General Acevedo, Who endeavored to start a revolution at Reglia Monday night, surrendered to Governor Asbert in the town of Santa Maria del Rosario, a short dis tance south of Havana, in the vicinity of which he had been hiding. He was brought back to Havana in Senor Asbert's automobile and placed in jail to await action of the civil court. _ _ .. —...... Announcement! Jfranees Clowski Begs to announce to her clientele that she is now in the cities pur chasing her fall stock of UTIHlinerv and will soon have same on dis play in Wibaux. The stock is re plete with the finest and most fashionable designs known to the milliners' art. Be on hand to se lect your hat as soon as our fresh stock arrives. Opening Bnnounccment will appear in this paper* "V^T Cannot make a snap-shot X V>/ vJ in the house with a Kodak PRESTHUS Cbe TMlibaux fl>botograpber Can do it with his Studio Camera Call on him for all kinds of Photographic Work. Satis faction Guaranteed. "I Also does Picture raming, Viewing and Amateur Finishing. 1 ENLARGING A SPECIALTY YOU ARE READING THIS AD.-OTHERS WILL READ YOURS jyjOST everybody reads the ads. in this paper. They furnish as much news to the man in town and on the farm as the personals, and often more. €J Peter Smith's wife wants a new hat. Smith sees by the paper that Jones is sell ing hats at so much. John son's store ad. is missing from the paper— Johnson's trying a non-advertising policy. RESULT—Jones gets Smith's money-------------------- Smith's wife gets her hat. Recent weeks have seen consider able discussion iu the public press rel ative to the efficacy of prayer in briugiug rain. While there is just about as much evidence to show that "effectual fervent prayer" will bring raiu as there is that it will not, the prudent man will keep right on stir ring his dust mulch and conserving the subsoil moisture along with his praying. Then if a raiu does come he is just so much the better off. Plowing the stubble as soou as the grain is cut is uot only to be com mended as a means of preventing myriads of weeds from seeding, but lu sections where damage to wheat by the Hessian fly is possible it tends to reduce this pest to a minimum. If volunteer wheat appears iu the field It should be disked under, aud the seeding of the wheat should be defer red as late as will be consistent with the grain getting a good foothold be 4 fore cold weather sets iu. The cottage cheese of our grand mothers that was cooked hard, a bit tough and made into round balls was good, but a much fiuer quality can be made of slightly soured milk by bring ing it to a little above blood heat, say 110 degrees, allowing curd and whey to separate and then straining through flue sieve or cheesecloth. The cheese should then be salted and put in a cool place. As portions are desired for the table they should be dressed with but ter or rich cream. Fixed iu this man ner cottage cheese is a most appetiz ing dish and nutritious as welL BILL BAILEY The Plasterer Is still on the job, and is ready to build your Cistern or plaster your House. See him for Figures Prices Right and All Work Guaranteed WIBAUX - MONTANA Don't Forget To include with the other good things you pack in your picnic basket A most delicious, wholesome and thirst satisfying bever age "Leads them All** Theo. Hamm Brewing Go. ST. PAUL, MINN.