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\Y)t tXf 35 * 5 ? _?.' ■ ■• 'At;. .--■■•-»■ —•■ Volume 8 —No. 47 GLENDIVE, MONTANA. THURSDAY, JAN. 9. 1913 Eight Pages OUR AIM: TO TUBLISH A NEWSPAPER. STATE SOLON« IN SE««ION Ä am V. »Stewart Inaugurated Governor of Montana. Helena, Jan. 6.—Caucuses were held last evening bv the Democrats, the Republicans and the Progres sives to perfect organizations. Dr, A. T. McDonald of Kalispel defeated E. C. Day of Helena in the Demo cratic caucus for speakership by a vote of 25 to 21, and C. S. Muffly of Broadwater was unanimously chos en for president pro tern, of the sen ate in return for throwing his strength to McDonald. The Democratic house caucus de cided upon the following officers; Speaker, A. T, McDonald of Flat head. Speaker pro tern, Joseph Kirsh wing of Great Falls. Chief clerk, C. Z. Pond of Boze man. Assistant chief clerk, M. J. O' Leary of Lewis and Clark. Sergeant at arms, George Van Fleet, of Park. Assistant sergeant at arms Henry Keif er of Cascade, Chaplain, Rev. Stanley of Jeffer son. Engrossing clerk, Mrs. Katherine Monroe of Lewis and Clark. Enrolling clerk, W. E. Hirsch of Fergus. Assistant enrolling clerk, Miss Fridley of Gallatin. Journal clerk, Oswald Cohen of Lewis and Clark. Assistant Journal clerk, Miss Ann Kelly of Lewis and Clark. Bill clerk T. S. Carlow of Custer. Reading clerk, Charles Treacy of Silver Bow. Doorkeepers, Harry McLaughlin of Cascade, W. 0. Cowan of Park, Ed O'Brien of Silver Bow, and John Public Lands In Demand Billings, Mont., Jan. 8.—Public domain lands in Montana were in demand during 1912 v as is shown by the records in the U. S. Land Office in this city, where a total of 2,282 filings were made. Of that number 1,024 were homesteads, the increase being 124 over the preceding year. Of the number mentioned 58 were made on the units on the Huntley Irrigation Project. With a family of but three persons located on each of the homesteads, it means that the population of this land district was increased more than 8,000 from this source alone during the year. As this district embraces only three counties, some idea of the rapid manner in which the state in general, and particularly the agricultural districts of the east ern portion is being populated and de veloped may be had. One Billings firm sold $280,000 worth of irrigated land in small tracts during the year, which demonstrates that development in other lines has kept pace with set tlement on government land. The National Poultry Skow. The National Western Poultry Show, held in conjunction with the annual Stock Show at Denver, which opens on January 20th, has already become one of the greatest quality shows of the country. Superintend ent Schuman reports that he will be obliged to limit entries at the com ing shows because of the great de mand of poultry fanciers all over the country to measure their birds against the best in the United States. Two of the most celebrated poultry judsres in the country have been selected to place the ribbons and the competi tion is strong. Many Colorado farmers are taking advantage of Carney of Madison. Pages, Ralph Bennet of Lewis and Clark, Pollard Gasney of Cas cade, Vincent Murphy, John Ferry, Michael Conners and J. Logue of Silver Bow, Otto Jenson of Anacon da, W. H. Farnum of Cascade, Wil son Redding of Jefferson. Janitors, John Pierson and Fred Nanle of Lewis and Clark. Helena, Jan. 6,—The inaugura tion of Samuel V. Stewart as gover nor of the state of Montana today was attended by the ceremonies customary to the occasion. The new governor is a lawyer by profes sion and long has been active in Democratic politics. He assumed leadership of the Montana Democ racy two years ago, when, as state chairman, he brought about the de feat of Senator Thomas H. Carter. With the installation of the new state officials a new legislature also assembled to begin its work. The Democratic party is in control of both branches and a Democrat will be named to succeed Joseph M. Dix on, the Roosevelt chairman, in the United States senate. T. J. Walsh, a Helena attorney, is the man selec ted for the senatorship. ' Measures providing for woman's suffrage, road improvement, presi dential preference primaries and a closer state supervision of invest ment companies and promotion en terprises will occupy the attention of lawmakers during the 60 days' session. The session convened at noon but beyond organization no business will be done by either house today. this annual show to improve their own poultry yards and within a few years it is predicted that the Rocky Mountain section will have the rep utation of not only producing the best livestock but the best poultry as well. _ Great Northern Is Hard Hit In Cascades Seattle, Jan. 3.—Snowslides in the mountains resulting from yesterday's warm rain detained train operations again today and tied up the Great Northern's transcontinental line to such an extent that overland trains are being handled between Seattle and Spokane over the Northern Pacific tracks. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Northern Pacific are getting their trains through without serious delay, but at Great Northern head quarters it was said that the line probably would be tied up for at least three days. Great Northern trains sent out today and stalled 'on the west slope of the Cascades were or dered back to Seattle, while those held east of the Cascade tunnel were turned back to Leavenworth. Great Northern telegraph lines through the mountains are down and the extent of the slides is not known. At Northern Pacific offices it was said colder weather had set in on the mountains and the dangerous thaw which was flooding streams and caus ing slides had been stopped. No se rious flood trouble had been experi enced by any of the railroads. Rivers are all bank full, but have not spread over the lowlands except in a few scattered places. Three feet of snow fell in the mountains today and it was still snowing at the summit tonight, but the railroad men were leas concerned than they were during last night's thaw. MYERS URGES THE NAME OF NORRIS. Senator Declares That Montana Man Is Peculiarly Fitted For Inter ior Portifolio. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 3.—Senator Henry L. Myers of Montana urged President-elect Wilson today to ap point Gov. Edwin L. Norris of Montana, secretary of the interior. The term of Governor Norris will expire January 14. Senator Myers told the president-elect that Gover nor Norris had made a particular study of all the western and northwestern states of conditions affecting their de velopment and resources. "I esteem him very much," said Mr. Wilson, jeferring to Governor Norris. "I have seen him at the conference of the house of governors. He made an admirable impression and is aggres sive." The president-elect, however, held to his previous policy of not commit ting himself in respect to appointment. The senator brought petitions from chambers of commerce and recommend ations from many other organizations urging the selection of Governor Nor ris. He announced also that T. J. Walsh, soon to be elected junior sena tor fr m Montana, would come in a few days to speak in behalf of Gover nor Norris. With respect to the discussion con cerning the seniority rule in commit tees m the United States senate, Mr. Myers said: "We stand for a liberalization of the rules of procedure, but we don't expect any serious fight. Those op posed to our plan will meet us half way, I am sure, and there will be a conci liatory compromise. ' ' Governor Wilson was asked concern ing the truth of the report that March 15 was to be the date on which the ex tra session of congress would be called. "I have settled on no date yet, " he replied. Electricity For Milwaukee In Montana Washington, Jan. 7.—What Sec retary Fisher believes to be the be ginning of the electrification of all transcontinental railroads is marked by a grant to the Great Falls, Mont., Power company to transmit over the public domain, under strict govern ment regulations, power for the elec trification of 450 miles of track of the main line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway between Harlow ton, Mont., and Avery, Idaho. The fact that the Great Falls com pany is willing to accept the fullest provision for protection of public in terests, even though asking only for a transmission line, is of even greater importance from the public benefit point of view, asserted Secretary Fisher, than the further great elec trification of railroads which must follow. The grant, which is for 50 years, is worked out under the act of March 4, 1911, relating to electric telephone and telegraph lines. Secretary Fisher said it would be a precedent which would have a far-reaching effect. Promises To Heal Broken Bones In Four Pays' Time New York, Jan. 3.—Possibility that the year 1913 will see the mar vel of broken bones repaired for use within four days and wounds healed within one dav, is forecasted by Dr. Alexis Carrell of the Rockefeller In stitute for Medical research, whose success last year won him the Nobel prise for medicine. Dr/ Carrell is now in Europe about to return to his work after having been to Stock holm to receive the Nobel prize. The announcement of his marvelous predictions appear in the current issue of the official organ of the Rockefeller Institute. Clark's Son Pays Thousand For Dance San Francisco, Jan. 3.—Of all those who danced the old year out and the new year in, Charles W. Clark, millionaire son of the Mon tana copper king, probably paid most for the fiddler. Coming up trom his San Mateo home with several automobiles car rying guests to a dinner party, Clark led a tour of the streets for several hours and then decided to give a dance, Going to one of the big cafes, Clark requested the use of the ball room. ''I am sorry, Mr. Clark," said the manager, ''but it will cost you $1, 000 to get a ball room now." ''Well, I guess we'll take it," said Clark, and drew out a check book. The manager fumbled the check for a few moments, then ordered the ball room cleared and Clark and his guests waltzed for three hours. Senator Davis Dies Suddenly Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 3.—Defin ite arrangements tor the funeral of United States Senator Jeff Davis, had not been completed this morning but it is probable that the services will take place Sunday and that his body will be placed in the family burial plot at Russelville. Senator Davis died suddenly at 12:3ö oclock this morning of heart failure, the culmination of an illness of several months, however, his condition ap parently was improving and yester day he was at the office the greater part of the dav. The death of Sen ator Davis on the eve of the ratifica tion of his re-election by the legisla ture, creates a pecular political situ ation in Arkansas and while no au thoritative statement lias been made it is possible a special primary will be called to select a successor for the full term beginning March 4. United States Senator Jeff Davis was the only man enjoying the dis tinction of having been governor of Arkansas for three terms. He was elected to the office in 1900 and held it until 1906 when he was elected to the senate for the term beginning the next year. He was renomin ated at the recent primary over Con gressman Stephen Brundige. As the legislature is overwhelmingly Dem ocratic, he would have been re-elec ted at the session which will con vene this month. Mr. Davis was born in Little River Arkansas, in 1862 and was educated at Russelville, Ark., and at Vander bilt university. He was admitted to the bar at the age of 19. Senator Davis complained of not feeling well early in the evening, but the famiiy physician who was called, did not regard his condition as serious. At midnight the senator called to his son who was in an adjoining room, that he was ill and to summon a physi cian. A doctor arrived half an hour lat er. As he entered the room Senator Davis fell back on his bed and was dead when the physician reached him. Senator Davis, when he returned home from Washington for the holi days, seemed in his usual health, and yesterday was on the streets. Senator Davis is survived by a widow and seven chiidren. Successor To Davis Little Rock. Ark., Jan. 6. —Gov ernor Donaghey today appointed J. M. Heiskell, editor of the Arkansas Gazette, United States senator to succeed the late Jeff Davis. Visiting cards of all sizes neatly printed at the Monitor Office. 'Phone 120. POWER OF «TATES IS LIMITED Rulings of Supreme Court Hard Blow to Precedent. Washington, Jan. 6.—The power of the states over the railroads and express companies suffered a hard blow today when the supreme court held that, since the passage of the interstate commerce acts and par ticularly the Hepburn law. in 1906, states could not penalize railroads for failure to furnish cars for inter state shipments. In this connection the court declared unconstitutional the Minnesota reciprocal dem murage law authorizing the recov ery by shippers of a dollar a day for every day on which the railroad failed to furnish a car for the re moval of freight. The court pointed out today that previous to the passage of the Car mack amendment, the court had upheld an Iowa statute, under which a contract limiting the dam ages in case of loss had been an nulled and also had approved a Pennsylvania case in which it was hejd that the public policy of the state was opposed to such contracts. As a result of the passage of the Carmack amendment, however, the court, speaking through Justice Lu rton, held that congress had manifested its intention to deal Final Rest For Reid Sleepy Hollow Cemetery New York, Jan. 4.—The funeral services of the late Whitelaw Reid, ambassador, were observed at the Cathedral of St John the Divine this morning. Before the public service, Dean Grosvenor and Bishop Greer conducted a private service at which the family, only attended. Later the public service was con ducted by Dean Grosvenor, Bishops Greer, Leonard and Cleveland; Bish op Boyd Carpenter and Rev. How ard Robbins assisting. Eleven petty officers of flagship Florida were the active pail-bearers with Lieut. Hew itt, commanding. President Taft and the members of the cabinet, the foreign diplomats and other notables were present. Mrs. Reid attended both services. At the conclusion of the public service, the casket was placed upon a gun caisson and taken to the grand central station, under an es cort composed of marines, äailors, and a detachment of infantry. At the station the casket was placed on the waiting special, and with the funeral party taken to Tarrytown where the interment in Sleepy Hollow will be made today. A noticeable incident of the fun eral was that President Taft and ex President Roosevelt occupied seats directly opposite each other in the chancel of lhe Cathedral, but neither noticed the other, and each seemed intent upon the services. Raging Sea Dashes Three Vessels To Pieces San Diego, Jan. 5.—Tne greatest disaster in the vicinty of San Diego in many years occurred Saturday night at Point of Rocks and Imperial beach, when three small vessels were swept ashore by the high winds and raging sea, and dashed to pieces. The ill-fated craft were the United States immigration inspector's launch, Elizabeth; the fishing power boat. Old N»«* of San Diego, and an un identified sloop. Seven men are known to have been drowned* while two, after battling bravely with the surf, succeeded in getting ashore. The total loss of life may'not be learned, owing to thé fact with the subject of carrier liabilities for interstate shipments and, that, being the case, the state laws must give way. Consequently its decision at once annulled the Kentucky and Nebraska laws holding such con tracts void. The court not only an nulled state laws, which seek to regulate the liability, but it held that the federal law, as expressed in the Carmack amendment, dealt with the damage of railroad shipments and that it did not prohibit con tracts limiting liabilities in return on a low rate. Justice Lu rton said it was just as reasonable to base rates on value as on the character of the ship ments. Furthermore he added, it was not conformable to plain prin ciples of justice, that the shipper might understate the value of his property to reduce the rate and then recover a large value in case of loss. As to the reciprocal demurrage law for interstate commerce, the court said that the Hepburn rate law expressly fixed the duty on car riers to furnish cars, and that pre cluded the states from acting fur ther on that subject. that the number of occupants of the third vessel, the sloop is unknown. The seas removed every trace of the wreckage, with the exception of the rudder and part of the upper works. The known dead are : UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION INSPECTOR GUS. T. JONES. UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION INSPECTOR DANIEL KUYKEN DALL. G. GOROLAMI, engineer of the immigration launch Elizabeth. ANTON BASIL, local fishe-man. CLARENCE HILL, Pacific fleet boatman. TIM GOOD, engineer of the Old Nick. --—PETER, a friend of Good. The known saved are Frank Stout, partner of Hill, and Nick Demiteff, owner of the Old Nick. The scene of the wreck is about 15 miles from this city. The sloop was wrec ed about a mile north of the other craft and is supposed to have had a crow of at least three men. It is possible they were lost in ad dition to the seven known to have perished. The first word of the disaster came last evening, when F. W. Taylor of Imperial Beach telephoned to Sheriff Jennings in San Diego that a sloop was reported ashore several miles south of Imperial, and that five men were frantically waving signals of distress from the wave-battered craft. The sheriff at once sent three men to the scene, but they could accomp lish nothing. The night was dark and tremendous seas were breaking on the shore. The sheriff's men could not discern the sloop, and it was only when daylight came that the wreck age was discovered. Preparations For The Inauguration Arrangements in Washington are now rapidly taking definite shape to wards the inaugural of Mr. Wilson. Mr. William Corcoran Eustis has been chosen Chairman of the Ina&gural Committee after one of the most un usual struggles for the honor that has ever taken place in Washington. Sev eral Bankers aspired for the chairman ship but they kept fighting each other until they were all so badly covered with mud that Mr. Eustis was named as the dark horse in the race.