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A WEEK'S EVENTS
RECORD OF THE MOST IMPOR
TANT HAPPENINGS IN ITEM
HOME AND FOREIGN NEWS
Information Gathered from All Quar
ters of the Civilized World and
Prepared for the Perusal of the
THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR.
President Roosevelt in a speech at
St. Louis declared it the nation's duty
to restore the Mississippi river to its
proper place as a great artery of com
merce, and termed the proposed 14
foot channel from the lakes to the
gulf a "national task." He warned
against plans which might "entail
reckless extravagance or be tainted
with jobbery," but urged a liberal
President Roosevelt delivered
characteristic speech at Keokuk,
President Roosevelt made a speech
at Cairo, 111., in which he advocated
the building of a strong navy. He
then continued his trip down the
Mississippi river to Memphis, where
he addressed the deep waterways
The Lakes-to-the-Gulf Waterways
association began its second annual
meeting in Memphis. President
Roosevelt addressed the gathering
•nd then departed for Lake Provi
4enee, La., for a hunting trip.
President Roosevelt announced that
he would call
convention to be held
In Washington January 3 next, to ad
vocate the preservation and conserva
tion of the natural resources of the
After passing resolutions indorsing
the ship channel project and calling
upon congress for an appropriation
sufficient to secure a 14-foot canal
from the lakes to the Gulf of Mexico
through the route already selected by
army engineers, the deep waterway
convention at Memphis adjourned.
The next meeting of the association
will be held in Chicago.
William Burns (colored), who fatal
ly shot Policeman August Banter at
Cumberland, Md., was taken from the
Jail by a mob and shot and kicked to
Peter Mathieson, on trial for killing
John Johansen near Tenstrike, Minn.,
•was found guilty of murder in the first
degree at Bemidji, Minn. Judge Mc
Clenahan fainted when about to pro
Dr. and Mrs.. David Rowland were
acquitted at Raleigh, N. C., of the
charge of poisoning Mrs. Rowland's
former husband, Charles R. Strange.
George E. Robinson, prosecuting at
torney of Wayne county, Michigan,
and one of the most widely-known at
torneys in the state, died suddenly
from heart disease at Detroit.
Unionists in Odessa renewed their
anti-semitic outrages, brutally beating
The British government accepted
the bandit Raisuli's reduced terms for
Sir Harry MacLean's release, the
principal Items being $150,000 ransom
and British protection for Ralsull and
Sour men were killed and 30 hor-
This dining room
chair at the unheard
of price, this week
before a large assemblage in which
were governors of a dozen states and
many members of congress. He then
started on his steamer trip down the
injured by the upsetting oi a
great pot of molten metal in a steel
plant at Butler, Pa.
The cornerstone of the new St.
Cecilia's Catholic cathedral at Omaha,
Neb., was laid, Archbishop Ireland de
livering the address.
Immigration of Japanese into Amer
ica is increasing at so alarming a rate
that it has been determined by the
government to adopt extraordinary
measures to prevent the introduction
into the United States, not only of Jap
anese but of other Asiatic coolie la
Three men were killed and two
seriously injured when the Lake
Shore limited train plowed through a
crowd of men at Gary, Ind.
Postmaster General Meyer suspend
ed the payment of all moneys due
from his department to the Hartford
Manufacturing company of Hartford,
Conn., and asked the attorney gen
eral to take up charges that the com
pany wrongly benefited to the extent
of about $425,000 by using paper be
low specifications in stamped en
A serious revolution broke out in
the Province of Corrientes, Argentine
Valentine Cotrel, a woman of Rouen,
was sentenced to six months imprison
ment for mutilating Jean Auguste
Ingres' picture, "Pius VII. in the Sis
tiue Chapel," in the Louvre.
Anton A. IJigbee, a fisherman from
Colona, Mich., was picked up off Chi
cago, after he had been four days
adrift in a wrecked sloop.
James Hensly of Indianapolis shot
and killed Walter McClintock, a farm
er, and his son Enoch near Nobles
Four Italians were hanged at once
at Lancaster, Pa., for the murder of a
The forty-fifth triennial general con
vention of the Protestant Episcopal
church in the United States opened
in Richmond, Va., with many foreign
church dignitaries present.
Thomas Bertram, of Altoona, Pa.,
and Eugene Bourne, of Salt Lake City,
died of Injuries received in football
Ledyard Bill, formerly a publisher
in New York city and known also as a
writer, died at the Worcester, Mass.,
hospital of pneumonia.
Mrs. Mary J. Holmes, well known
authoress, died at her home in Brock
port, N. Y.
Rev. Dr. George F. Whitworth,
founder of Whitworth college, Taco
ma, Wash., died at Seattle, aged 91
Mayor Bennett, of Fort Dodge, la.,
who gained fame by issuing a ukase
that all bachelors within the city
must wed within a year or pay a fine,
was taken at his word by Nolan Snow,
a chauffeur, who eloped with the
mayor's daughter, Mabel.
George Fekes of Chicago attempted
to murder his landlady, shot another
boarder who went to her assistance,
and then committed suicide.
George W. Kirkman, ex-captain In
the regular army, was released from
the penitentiary at Leavenworth after
serving two years and three months
for passing bogus checks.
The population of London has
passed the 7,000,000 mark, according
to the census just completed.
After a brilliant appeal by Joseph
H. Choate of the American delegation
the committee on arbitration of The
Hague peace conference set Its ap
proval on the principle of obligatory
arbitration by a vote of 30 votes to 6.
Count de Rozan and Marquis de
Sardelys fought a duel in the Bois de
Boulogne, Paris, as the result of a
private quarrel and the count was
wounded in the arm.
Sixty-three giris were killed and
over 60' injured by an explosion In an
ammunition factory at Osaka, Japan.
Representative Charles E. Ward of
Bancroft. Mich, was held tor trial 1b
the recorder's court charged with De
ing a party to an act which led to the
death in a maternity hospital of E4ith
Presley, a proofreader in the legisla
tive printing office.
The reports of 39 railroads operat
ing in Ohio, submitted to the state
railway commission, show that the
two-cent passenger fare law has oper
ated to their advantage.
An omnibus contract, whereby the
Standard Oil company obtains from
every steamship company operating
between New York and all ports in
Africa a rate for the shipment of
lubricating oil that is about one-half
what its competitor, the New York
Lubricating Oil company, pays, was
produced in the hearing of the federal
suit against the alleged oil combine.
James H. Farrand, superintendent
of delivery in the Davenport (la.)
post office, was arrested charged with
opening registered mail. Soon after
he committed suicide.
Miss Katherine Rittenhouse, a stu
dent at Northwestern university, in
Chicago, has fallen heir to an estate
worth $20,000 by the will of Col. Isaac
Wing, who was rejected by her moth
er when a girl.
Owen V. Anderson, recently ap
pointed to a lieutenancy in the United
States army, was blown to atoms at
San Antonio, Tex., while handling a
bottle of nitro-glycerine.
Ambassador Tower has written
President Roosevelt asking that he be
permitted to retire from the diplomat
ic service next spring.
The captain of the steamer Fred
Hartweg imperiled the lives of Pres
ident Roosevelt and his party on the i
steamer Mississippi by reckless navi- I
gation and on order of the president
hjs license was suspended for 90 days.
The immense cotton shipping busi
ness of New Orleans was tied up by
the strike of 8,000 members of the
Dock and Cotton Handlers' union.
Herbert R. Morton of Australia, a
millionaire, slipped on the steps of the
Vancouver opera house and fractured
John E. Daley, United States sur
veyor general, slipped on the stairs
in the Selling-Hirsch building in Port
land, Ore., and broke his neck.
Clarence S. Darrow, the spectacular
genius of the Chicago bar and of Chi
cago politics, lies seriously ill in a
hospital at Boise City. He went
through an operation for tumor on
A tremendous forest fire In Sonoma
county Cal., burned over thousands of
acres and did vast damage to prop
Three American Mormons have been
expelled from Germany as the result
of persisting, despite final warnings
prohibiting them from spreading their
propaganda, in conducting river bap
tisms and making converts.
Secretary of State Elihu Root was
the recipient of the highest honors
which can be granted to a foreign
visitor at the City of Mexico. He was
present at a special meeting of the
chamber of deputies, convened espe
cially to show the appreciation of the
lawmakers of the republic for the dis
tinguished guest, was made a mem
ber of the academy of jurisprudence
and legislation and was given a ban
quet by the City of Mexico.
Insanely jealous of his handsome
young wife, John Bohnrueller, a
Brooklyn saloon keeper, shot her to
death and then killed himself.
United States Senator William E.
Borah was acquitted of tire charge of
conspiracy to defraud the government
out of valuable Idaho timber lands.
The people of Boi-e celebrated the
verdict with band concerts, parades,
bell ringing and speech-making.
A tramp who was refused food by
Mrs. John Hathaway of Oquawka, 111.,
beat the woman, tied her little son to
a tree and burned him to death.
A sleeping car attached to a Big
Four train caught fire at Cleveland,
•aufllnsr a nanlc amonc the sassensrera
THE BOTTINEAU COURANT, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1907.
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"FIGHTING BOB" TO COMMAND
FLEET FOR PACIFIC.
Rear Admiral Evans Is, with Exception
of Dewey, America's Best Known
in Peace and War.
Washington.—Rear Admiral Robley
D. Evans, man of war, has just ren
dered the nation a peace service.
When the news traveled to Japan
that the grim old fighter, who has been
picked to lead around the Pacific the
huge fleet of American battleships, that
was the basis of all kinds of war talk,
had hobnobbed with the Japanese ad
miral, Yamamoto, and assured him
that any talk of war between Tokio
and Washington was merely midsum-
mer nonsense, Nippon felt relieved and
Japan knows Evans, in fact his fame
has gone all over the world. Barring
only Admiral Dewey, he is the most
famous man in our navy, not even ex
cepting the hero of Santiago, Admiral
Schley, who, having passed from act
ive service, is not the factor he once
When the great fleet starts for the
Pacific Rear Admiral Evans will com
mand the finest squadron of battle
ships that were ever at one time under
the command of any naval officer.
From his flagship, the Connecticut, he
will command the movements of a
company of fighting craft such as only
England could bring together.
Evans was picked for the work be
cause he is the reliable man of the
navy. Just as Funston is sent for to
do all kinds of work that falls to the
lot of the army, it is Evans who is se
lected to handle the difficult matters
that confront the naval arm of the
There is always assurance that he
will discharge his duty with courage
and patriotism, and with tact and di
plomacy should his mission become a
It is significant of his skill in the
irts of statecraft that one of his first
acts after his selection to head the
fleet became known, was to win the
friendship of Yamamoto, and to make
clear that no thought of impending
hostilities disturbed his mind.
Evans during his fighting life has
enjoyed a unique distinction. He is
adored by his men, and he has also
known how to hold the favor of Wash
He began fighting in the civil war
when he was still in his teens, and
completed his record of actual hostili
ties by the great work he did with the
Iowa at Santiago, when Schley and his
commanders were giving the Dons the
defeat that virtually ended the war.
In the interval, and since that time,
he has rendered the country every
Kind or service.
If somebody was wanted to scare a
South American republic that needed
cautioning, but not actual punishment,
it was "Fighting Bob" for the service.
Supposing that Ejnperor William or
some other potentate was to be enter
tained in foreign waters, the imme
diate demand of Washington was to
get on the job the shrewd Yankee tar,
who in his bluif hearty way could say
the kind of things that pleased, but
who with shrewd aommon sense never
made a mistake and uttered a senti
ment that could be used against him
or his country.
Evans is always spoken of as the
Yankee tar, but in this case the use
Evans went to the Naval academy
In 1860, and a year later came the out
break of the civil war. The mother of
Robley demanded that he resign from
the United States service and fight for
the south. His brother had espoused
the cause of the Confederacy.
But Robley decided in favor of
Washington, and announced his de
termination to stand for the union. It
was a decision that cost him many
heartburnings, for it was many years
before his mother forcave him.
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the word is national, not sectional, for
the ideel officer of the navy is not a
New Englander. He was born in Vir
ginia, in fact. He had to fight his way
into the navy, for his father died when
Ue was ten years old, and he had no
one to aid him in his ambitions. He
did have grit in abundance, however,
and he prevailed upon William H.
Hooper, congressional delegate from
Utah, to get him an appointment from
that territory providing he would go
there long enough to get a residence.
It was while en route for Utah that
he saw his first fighting. The wagon
train was attacked by Indians, and the
boy, disobeying orders, got into the ac
tion. An arrow from an Indian's bow
pinned his leg to the side of his horse
so that it had to be cut out.
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