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Items Gathered From All Parts ot the State. ANACONDA COMAPNY IS SUED Suits Involving $25,000,000 Have Been Instituted Against the Ana conda Copper Company. Suits involving $25,000,000, the big gest amount of money ever involved In any one action in the history of mining litigation in Butte, have been begun against the Anaconda Copper company, the merging company of the Amalgamated Copper companies, and the Boston and Montana Mining com pany, the biggest subsidiary of the amalgamated corporations, involving the ownership of a one-twelfth interest in the Pennsylvania copper mine, one of the greatest of the copper proper ties of the Amalgamated properties. The action is brought by Alice Mc Kinnon as guardian for Pearl Hoskin, Mary N. Jones, as guardian for Mary Hoskin, and by William Wolverton, Eva Wolverton and Maud Daniels, William Thomas, Alice McKinnon, Mary H. Jones, Agnes Griffith, Thom as Griffith, Griffith Thomas, David O. Thomas and Anna E. Carver. In the complaint filed with the clerk of the court these plaintiffs allege they are owners of an undivided one twelfth Interest in a quartz lode claim, known as the Pennsylvania, and are are entitled to possession of it. It is alleged the plaintiffs have been the owners of the claim since Feb. 8, 1897. It is further stated in the sec ond cause of the action filed that the defendants have continuously mined the claim since February, 1897, but that the exact amount of ore extracted Is unknown, but is believed to be more than $25,000,000 in value. Aq accounting is asked for and further that the plaintiffs be declared owners of the one-twelfth interest along with the value of all the ore found to have been extracted from the ground in question. , WILL EXHIBIT BIG APPLES Montana to Show Some of Her Fancy Fruit. Big red and yellow apples will play an important part at the Twin City Land Show to be held in December, as a result of contracts made for ex hibits from the Bitter Root district and for a big apple display from the Flathead country. To permit of a big bank of apples fifty feet long and twelve feet high, Commissioner George Welsh of the Minnesota immigration department has released a space in the show. This is to be filled with apples by the Kalispell Commercial club and Fred Whitesides, one of the largest apple growers in Montana. Jonathans, Rome Beauties, Wine saps and some Winter Bananas will fill the Bitter Root district exhibit. The exhibit will be installed by A. J. Britenstein, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Missoula and the samples will be furnished by the grow ers, including the Bitter Root Land and Irrigation company, the Hamilton Commercial club and others. INJURY SUITS FOR $243,000 Plaintiffs Ask for Two-thirds of Butte Company's Income. The Butte Electric railway Is de fendant in personal injury suits In volving a larger amount than any in dividual, corporation, company or hold ing company in any Western state, according to a statement. In suits based on allegations of personal In jury, judgments totalling more than two-thirds of the company's gross re ceipts for one year are asked. The company has not paid dividends since 1905 and its gross receipts are less than $350,000 a year. The records in the office of the clerk of the district court show that the suits against the company range in demands from $782.50 to $30,000. One suit in which $20,000 is demanded is based on a sprained ankle. Recently a $5,000 suit based on allegations ot personal injury was settled for $25. HELENA BUYS WATER PLANT Montana City Spends $400,000 to Se cure Property. The city of Helena handed C. E. Bockus a check for $400,000 and in return received a deed for the prop erty and plant of the Helena Water Works company. The property was owned chiefly by the Old Colony Trust Company of Boston, which Mr. Bockus represented. The transfer is the end of a fight for municipal owner ship which was begun sixteen years ago. The company then asked $1,200, 000 for the plant. Kalispell Sawmill Burns. The mill at Kalispell owned by the Northwestern Lumber company, a Minneapolis and Montana syndicate, was destroyed by fire of unknown ori gin, causing a loss of $100,000, only partly insured. The water system was incapacitated by the early de struction of the engine room, but a volunteer bucket brigade saved the offices and yards containing 17,000, 000 feet of lumber. FEW BUGS ESCAPE FLOOD Filty-three Destroyed at Black River Falls, Wis, REFUGEES IN NEED OF AID All Grocery, Meat and Provision Stores Are in Ruins and Very Little Food Is on Hand. Black River Falls, Wis., Oct. 9.— Fifty-three buildings out of sixty-one in the main business district of this city are in the waters of the Black river, along with at least a dozen and a half houses, as the result of the flood that swept down from the Hat field power dams. The loss is esti mated by many at $1,000,000, but the more conservative place it at $750,000. The flood has abated considerably, though the danger has not passed. Little food is on hand, all grocery, meat and provision stores having been swept away. The lighting system Is out of commission, as well as the city water supply. Unless extra precau tions are taken most residents are of the opinion that disease will assist the torrent in dealing this city a blow from which it will be hard to recover. This is a city of ruin. Robbed of it business enterprises and many of its pretty dwellings; given nothing in return but the promise of more devas tation, this once proud center of a rich agricultural district is a place of desolation and grief. Hundreds ot the 2,000 population of Black River Falls are moving away, whither many do not know. Though no persons have lost their lives here, so far as known, fear fre quently is expressed that the flood may claim victims before it subsides. Though deep gloom still envelops the city, there is widespread opti mistic comment on the future of Black River Falls. FLEEING TO WARMER CLIME People in Interior of Alaska Fill Boats Reaching White Horse. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 9.—The last steamer has left White Horse for Dawson and the Upper Yukon river will be closed to navigation within a week. The smaller streams are al ready frozen over. Boats arriving at White Horse from the north are crowded with persons leaving Alaska to spend the winter in milder cli mates. Travel to and from Fairbanks and the Iditarod will be by dog and horse conveyance and by foot until the Ice breaks next spring. GANNON PROTECT STRIKEBREAKERS McGomb City, Miss., Takes on Warlike Appearance. McComb City, Miss., Oct. 7. —Three car loads of strikebreakers, who were rescued from a mob in New Orleans, arrived here at 8:30 p. m. on a spe cial train under military guard, and without demonstration were escorted to the Illinois Central shops. With 500 glistening bayonets in the hands of as many national guardsmen around the Illinois Central railroad property here, a ten-foot board fence topped by barbed wire strands inclos ing all the work shops and two auto matic cannon atop a two-story office building, railroad officials express the opinion that they will be able to work as many strikebreakers as necessary in their shops here. This is the first consignment of strikebreakers to arrive since the en forced departure of the 132 stationed Wibaux Auto Co. Eastern Dawson and Custer county Agency for Ford Automobiles Accessories and Parts for Autos of any make lVTQr*hin^ We have just opened our machine shop illCVV lv A^UliIlC i3ll<jp. -fully equipped to handle all classes of repair work—automobiles, traction and stationary engines a sdecialty. We have'only ex pert mechanics employed, and guarantee first class repair work. We have installed an air compressor, or tank, for filling tires which is free for your accommodation at the shops here following Tuesday night's riots. The importation was not unexpected by the strikers, but the majority displayed no interest in their coming. KILLS TWO AND HIMSELF Oklahoman Shoots Wife and Escort, Then Ends His Own Life. Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 4.—In a jealous rage, J. House, a well known resident of this city, shot and killed his wife, Margueret House, and her escort, James Patton, as they walked along a street. He also tired at a man and woman who were with his wife and Patton, but the bullets went wide. House immediately killed himself. Conan Doyle Hero Dead. London, Oct. 6.—Joseph Bell, the eminent Scottish surgeon, who was the original of the character of Sher lock Holmes, is dead. He was born in Edinburgh in 1837 and was an in structor of Conan Doyle at Edinburgh university. His hobby was the study of mysterious crimes. RAILROAD TRAFFIC CUT OFF Flood Causes Immense Damage North of La Crosse, Wis. I .a Crosse, Wis. Oct. 10.—The flood from the Hatfield dam is now sweep ing the country just north of La Crosse and is increasing the height of the Mississippi river here at the rate of an inch an hour. The river is higher here than it has been previously in three years. The Northwestern railway tracks just above La Crosse and Onalaska are under water, there having been in some places a rise of fifteen feet since the waters began to go up. Traffic is completely cut off. Considerable damage is reported to farm property In the lowlands and there are some heavy losses of stock. The farmers themselves had plenty of warning and those who were obliged to leave their homes got out safely. CHICAGO MAN KILLS THREE His Own Wife and Baby Two of the Victims. Chicago, Oct. 10.—John Homaches ki followed his wife to the home of a friend, Peter Gralak, shot and killed her and Gialak and mortally wounded his own two-year-old daughter, who had gone with his wife. Then he quietly waited for the police to arrest him. Mr. and Mrs. Tomascheski, who lived on the northwest side of the city, quarreled and she left home with the child. Her husband followed to Gra lak's home and began tiring as soon as be entered the house. The child died soon after the shooting. WIFE SLAYER ENDS HIS LIFE Prefers Self-Destruction to Death at Hands of ftlob. Winnipeg, Oct. 10.—Pursued by an enraged posse bent on lynching him, Charles W. Luke sought hiding in a vacant house at Forget, Sask., and ended his life with a revolver shot. A few hours previously he had sent a bullet into his wife's heart. Moose Aid Flood Sufferers. Laporte, Ind., Oct. 10.—Rodney H. Brandon, supreme secretary of the Or der of Moose, which has its national headquarter in Indiana, will this week forward to Austin, Pa., for the relief of the flood sufferers a check for $12, 500, the contribution of the Moose lodges throughout the United States. Black Hand Murderer Extradited. Rome, Oct. 10. —The American em bassy has prepared extradition papers for the removal to Cleveland, O., of Becedotta, a Black Hand desperado arrested in Messina. Benedetto Is wanted for the murder of Policeman Walter C. Chapman on Oct. 22, 1910. at the garment workers' strike. Prizes for YOUR Products Enter some exhibits of your handiwork at the American Land Irrigation Exposition: Nov. 3 to 12, 1911 Madison Square Garcen, New York City. A rare opportunity for the termers anil fruit growers of the Northwest to show the world where the real goods come from Note the List of Prizes: For Best 25 boxes of Apples, any varieties For Best 100 pounds Wheat grown in U. S. For Best 100 pounds Wheat grown in No. & So. America For Best 30 ears corn grown iu U. S. For Best loo pounds White Oats grown in U. S. For Best Alfalfa Exhibit ..... For Best Half Bushel Potatoes grown in U. S. For Best Sugar Beets grown in U. S. For Best Hops grown in U. S. for Best Bushel Barley grown in U. S. $ 500 in Gold $1,000 Gold Cup $1,1,00 in Gold $1,000 Cup $1,000 Cup $1,000 Cup $1,000 Cup $1,000 Cup $1,000 Cup $1,000 Cup Write quickly for circular giving detailed information about this exposition and the numerous prizes offered for display of farm products anil your opportunity to get KiO acres of Montana land to he awarded by popular allotment by the IL Northern Pacific R'way Address- J. E. Spurling, General Agent Billings, Montana L. J. BRICKER A. M. CLELAND General Immigration Agt. General Passenger Agent ST. PAUL ST. PAUL J Legal Notices NOTICE FOE PUBLICATION Department of the interior, U. S. Land Office at Miles City. Montana, Oct. 6, 1911. Notice is hereby given that Henry B. Walker, of Wibaux, Mont., who on November 14, 1905. made Homestead Entry, No. 3653, Serial No. 02280, for NE 1-4 Sec. 8, Twp. 14 N,, Rge. 59 E. Mont. Prin. Meridian, has tiled notice of intention to make final Five Year proof to establish claim to the land above described before Walter E. William son, U. S. Commissioner at Wibaux, Mont., on the 18th day of November 1911. Claimant names as witnesses: Frank Berry. William Bell, Raymond H. Wolfe. Jerome Wolfe, all of Wibaux, Montana. A. KIliCHER, Register NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF EVA MAY SPOONER. DE CEASED. Notice is hereby given by the under signed, C. M. Spooner. Administrator of the estate of Eva May Spooner, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claim against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessury vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said Administrator, at Wibaux. Dawson county. Mon tana. or at the office of Richard A. Baxter, at Wibaux, Dawson county. Montana, Attorney for Administer. C. M. SPOONER. Administrator of the Estate of Eva May Spooner, Deceased. ■RICHARD A. BAXTER. Attorney for Administrator Notice To Creditors. Estate of Mae Roy deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, Charles H. Dahl, ad ministrator of the estate of Mae Roy deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first'publication of this notice, to the said Administrator at Wibaux. Montana or at the office of Fisher and Fisher, at Wibaux, Mon tana in the County of Dawson. Dated at Glendive this 9th day or Sept , 1911. Charles H. Dahl. Administrator of Estate of May Roy, deceased. FISHER & FISHER, Atty's for Administrator NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION Department of the interior. II. S. Land office at Miles City, Montana. Sept 27, 1911. Notice is hereby given that Richard F Tennant, of Wibaux, Mont., who. on March I. 1910, made Homestead Entry No. 07162. Serial No. for SE 1-4, section 20, Township 15, North, Range 60, E. M, P. meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Commutation proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Walter E. Williamson, U. S. Commissioner, at Wibaux, Mont., on the 10th day of November, 1911. Claimant names as witnesses: Ben Reempts, William Dunphy. James Roscoe, Michael Sliaa, all of Wibaux, Mont. A. KIRGHER, Register. T HERE'S a lot of money here and in this vicinity. | Possessors of that money read this paper; they swear by it. They want to be shown. If your goods are right, they want to buy. This paper talks to that money at regular intervals. It's money that talks back and talks back strong. Get your share—do your talking through our ad vertising columns. U.'<oi>y r*ifhu. l.*n« Hv W. N 11 i | 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 WE SELL GUNS, TRAPS, ETC. CHEAP Write for Free Catalog 105 Ship UJ ,our Hides, furs. Hells Wool. Etc. N W. HIDE & FUR CO. MiNN' APOlIS, • MINN.