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ii$' *1 4- u H-V| •t i s *'.* ttbe feebly tficview J. O. BAINEY, Publisher. PHILIP SOOTH DAKOTA Cheer up once more. Soon will com* th« freckle harvest. Tbe fool who rocks the boat kllll BMre than the icebergs do. "%hafs tbe proper Scotch word IW tlMI blowing up of a golf ball? If every day were Sunday, think of all tbe money there would be in base ball The political bosses are faring worse this year than even tbe um pires. Still, before frying an egg by wire less It is of coarse necessary to catch tbe egg. Tbe nnslnkable boat and the aero plane that will not fall are still to be achieved. The sleeping porch is located first nowadays and then a boose to built around it New York has a society burglar, which shows how easy It is to break Into society. Washington is a city of magnWeent distances. Also It Is magnificently distant for many an aspiring states nan. New York now has a special force of policemen to guard shoppers, but even that wl'.l not prevent bargain counter rashes. A woman in Philadelphia was lately convicted of being a common scold. But why single out a single poor jroman? News of an elopement of a young school girl tn Atlantic City corrobo rates the report that marlage la still prevalent The meanest husband has been dis covered la Now York. He wanted hts wife's alimony cot down because she bad gone to work. Tarring and feathering anarchists Is not the best way to demonstrate that all the fools and misguided peo ple are anarchists. Stuffed humming birds are now up against potted English sparrowa.. Ev erybody is invited to eat sparrowa, the more the better. Now K is a German aviator to be killed. At tbe present rate there no danger of accumulating a snrplus population of airmen. Maybe the iceman will oome down from his lofty perch when he hears that a machine has been Invented for making lee in the hom* One of the beauties of the sleeping porch at this time of the year is that one can enjoy a ahower bath, without Arising from one's couch. A Haft California girl has Just brok en bar engagement with a European nobleman. This is infinitely bettsr than repeating at leisure. planted its first aotttaMKt la thia 99entry SOS years ago. but to day Amsrtesn millionaires are making settlements on the English. Aa eastern housewife baa dieeov ered a way to make jam out of spin kj aeh. Perhaps she'll make shredded jvhent out of sideburns next. A Philadelphia man has gone to BrasO to take moving plctnrea of the ihen constrictor. imagine asking a boa constrictor to look pleasantl Two brothers have been brought to gether, after many years of separation, 4 by means of a tattoo marbr-whleh la tbe ealy excuse for tattooing. With baseball and presidential yalgaa going on simultaneously, eon la one of tbe dullest tnstltutloBs •n tbla juatly eelebratod earth. la to try aataf a "Jointed kr an- Its eroehod streets, that the HabCs versatility la 1 to its «bMM plfitiirss^sniss. UP I0IAFI 8TARTLINQ CHARGES OF IN. TRIGUE AGAINST CHIEF i^REO IN HOU8E. MANY NEW SENSATIONS. Vain Fight Against Army Bill. Procedure Will Overturn Mili tary Organ iza* tion. Washington, D. C. Startling charges of an Intrigue against Major General Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army, begun by the late Sena tor Marcus A. Hanna and kept alive by his friends, were only part of a series of sensations which attended the adoption by the house of the army appropriation bill conference re* port. Reference to a Western Benator, whose son-in-law, Brigadier General Pershing, would be one of the first of ficers In line for appointment to Gen eral Wood's office if President Taft signs the bill which carries an amend ment to depose the chief of staff, allu sions to Major General Charles P. Humphrey, as "the agent of the pow der trust," and to Senator Dupont's connection with the powder business furnished other incidents in what per haps was as stormy an afternoon as JJ|p house had seen in many a day^ House Adopts the Report Nevertheless, in spite of a vatn fight led by Representatives Prince, Cooper and Martin, the house adopted the report which had been approved by its conferees and accepted by the senate and if President Taft signs the bill, as It Is said he will, General Wood will be removed from his office on March 4, 1913, and the retention or disposal of many army posts, which the war department has characterized as useless, will be left to a commis sion. Representative Prince bejran the fight against the report by character izing it as "an insult to the army, the house and the country" and in the debate which followed. Representative Cooper brought in the name of Sen ator Hanna. "In all my public ca reer," Mr. Cooper said, '1 know of no officer who has been so malignantly misrepresented as General Wood. I was told on the very best authority that when General Wood was in charge of affairs in Cuba, a certain senator asked him what he proposed to do about Major Rathbone, director of posts of Cuba, then involved in the postal frauds. 'Senator,' responded Wood, 1 pro* pose to prosecute him.' 'Do that. Wood,' replied the sen ator, 'and I will see to it that you never rise higher than captain In the service.' "Since that time," continued Mr. Cooper, "that senator and his power ful friends have hounded him." The Interchange which followed brought in the name of Senator Han na. Representative Martin, of Colorado, followed with an attack upon one of the aenate conferees and pointed out that among tbe army posts which the war department proposed to abolish, but which would now be left to the disposal of a commission, was Fort 1). A. Russell, near Cheyenne, Wyo. He also made reference to Brigadier Gen eral Pershing and his rapid rise in the army. In the names of the commission of retired officers which would dispose of the poBts was that of General Hum phrey, and Mr. Martin demanded to know if the general had advised the house conferees. Chairman Hay of the military affairs committee, admit ted it was so. "Well," retorted Representative Martin, "General Humphrey as you well know is the agent for the pow der trust." Minority Leader Mann agreed with Mr. Martin's view regarding General Humphrey. "With his connection with a concern that sells supplies to the army we would cast odium upon ourselves If we were to appoint him," he said. "Such an appointment would be contrary to all sense of justice." When the supporters of the bill got their Inning Chairman Hay declared General Wood's removal was for the good of the army and that tbe general bad proved himself aa "incompetent chief of staff." Tbe report carrying all the so-called anti-admlnlstration amendments was finally accepted, 121 to 92. It now goes to the president. War depart pent officials maintain it would dis rupt tbe general staff and overturn the army ovgtoUaUo*. There an 'blito tint Its constitu tionality may bo teatod If It becomes law. Many membejtf of both hotmao pi^la^^nmorlatien bifi. D. C. Tbe right of sosae congress to "recall" the Judges of the commerce court by legislating to reduce the number of circuit judges by five aa contemplated by the sen ate, presents a fine question of law which may reach the supreme court of thj United States according to of* ficials of the department of Justice. A high official of the department declared that congress would not leg islate the five judges out of office, in view of the constitutional provi sion that federal judges shall hold office during good behavior. In establishing the commerce court, congress increased the number of cir cuit Judges by five and stipulated that that number should periodically be assigned to the commerce court. The right of congress to abolish the court is not questioned, but many officials strongly hold to the view that these five circuit Judges once appointed can not be deposed unless the circuit court of appeals where they serve, in addi tion to their duties on the commerce court, are abandoned. Officials of the department of Jus tice point out that in case congress succeeds in abolishing the commerce court judges they may continue their duties as circuit judges and sue for their salaries through the court of claims and if necessary appeal to the supreme court, where the intricate problem would be determined. Charging that President Taft had misused the $25,000 traveling expense fund voted yearly by congress, Chair man Fitzgerald of the house appro priations committee attacked the pres ident during consideration of sundry civil appropriations bill. He declared the president on his recent western trip had mulcted the accompanying newspaper and secret service men, in spite of protests, to bolster his depleted funds. Mr. Fitzgerald declared, however, that he would vote for the item which eventually was adopted 78 to 65. He said facetiously that he believed it would "pay the Democratic party and the country if the president traveled the year around." Washington, D. C. etvectgly Is President Taft said to believe in the need of the commerce court that his friends predicted that he would veto the legislative, executive and Ju dicial appropriation bill which pro* vides for the abolition of the court. The bill also provides for the salarier of the president, all the federal judges and court officials, members of con gress and their mileage, members of the president's cabinet and employes of the great government departments. The veto will be unusual, although government officials did not believe that It would mean anything more than a Becond consideration of the bill and possibly the passage of a separ ate bill abolishing the court. The legislative, executive and Judi cial appropriation bill must be passed before congress finally adjourns and unless the two thirds majority neces sary to put It through each house of congress over the president's veto can be secured it probably would be Bent again to the White House without the provision objectionable to Mr. Taft. Although some of the legal advisers of the president were Inclined to the view that the president could veto the amendment passed by the senate re pealing the act creating the court with out vetoing the appropriatipn part of the bill that view was not agreed to by many members of the cabinet and It was said Mr. Taft himself did not concur in it. It was generally accept ed belief that any veto would mean a rejection of the bill in its entirety. The senate by a vote of 29 to 28 re fused to reconsider its adoption of the conference report on the army ap propriation bill carrying amendments which would legislate Major General Leonard Wood out of his office aa chief of staff of the army. The house will take up the adoption of the conference report soon. If it accepts the report, only President Taft's signature will be necessary to make It law. It Is understood the president will not veto the bill. Officials of the war department as sert that the bill would cripple the general staff and the war college by reducing the members from about 47 to 25 officers to a number insuffi cient to keep up with modern military developments. The senate has agreed to a program of three day recesses from June 17 to July 1 covering the period of the Re publican and Democratic national con ventions. The house will recess for three daya during the Democratic national con vention only and will continue in ses sion during the rest of the national convention period on a "gentleman's" understanding that no partisan legisla tion will be pressed. This statement waa made by Representative Under wood of Alabama, Democratic leader of the house. Hughes Not a Candidate# New York, N. Y.—Justice Charles E. Hughes of the United States su premo court, with his family, passed through this city on his way to tbe Adlrondacka where he will pass the summer. Hughes said that he waa completely out of politics and would nflt permit tbe use of his name under any circumstances. Kxesrston Train Derailed and Care VOLCANO IN ALASKA PASSENGERS OF STEAMER DORA PAM THROUGH SHOWlft OF ASHES. KATMAI nr ERUPTION Gaseous Atmosphere Makes Everyone on Board Violently III.—Explos ion Was FcHowed by Spin! of Rockets. Seward, Alaska.—Passengers on the mail steamer Dora, which arrived from the westward, after passing through a hail of ashes from Katmal volcano, believe that several small fishing villages on the shores of Shel Ikof strait have been destroyed by the eruption. The revenue cutter ser vice at Unalaska has been asked to send assistance. Those on the steamer were nearly suffocated by poisonous gases, as she passed through the falling ashes. The Dora was in sight of Katmal when the eruption began and those on the vessel witnessed a brilliant spec tacle. It was 1 o'clock in the after noon and the mountain was in plain view. Subsequent earthquakes dis turbed the water of the strait, when suddenly a terrific explosion occurred In the mountain and a great mass of rocks was thrown into the air. The first explosion was followed by others In quick succession, each seemingly more terrific than the one preceding. Soon a steady stream of rock and ashes poured from the peak and spread far over the surrounding coun try, obscuring the sun and shutting the troubled mountain from sight. At 4 o'clock, when the Dora was 70 miles from the volcano, total dark ness came, and ashes began to fall upon the deck in thick clouds, cover ing it with a white layer, three inches deep. The stifling atmosphere made the passengers violently ill. Through out the night the Dora steamed through the dust-laden air and was rocked by the earthquakes that lashed the water, while the mountain thun dered menacingly in the distance. The volcanic disturbance is the most violent ever recorded in Alaska. It was estimated that an area of 300 square miles, much of it fertile terri tory, has been covered to a depth of Beveral inches by the volcanic ash. First evidence that the volcano Shocks Felt in Seattle* Seattle.—Three slight earth shocks were recorded on the siesmograph at the University of Washington, indicat ing that volcanic disturbances in southwestern Alaska, which have agi tated the Instruments in observatories throughout the United States in the last three days, still are in progress. The volcano disturbance has com pletely paralyzed wireless communica tion in the north and it is impossible to get definite information concerning conditions of Kodiak, Raspberry and Afognak islands, the three most im portant Islands in southwestern Alas ka. Congress Will Vote Aid. Washington.—Acting Secretary Cur tis of the treasury department con ferred with Representative Fitzgerald, chairman of the house appropriations committee regarding relief measures and was promised that congress would stand behind the executive depart ments in all reasonable expenditures to help the distressed Alaskans. Pend ing a specific appropriation as con templated by the resolution introduced, the general emergency fund will be used. Magnate fi*ys Crop Outlook lb Satis factory. IMA Illinois.—'Tlftfaghtl 6f a fishing trip he soon will take to Lab rador and prospects of good crops in the Northwest, caused James J. Hill, antil recently chairman of the board of directors of the Great North ern railroad, to smile as he passed through Chicago on his way to New York. "What Is the crop outtookf* bo was asked. "It Is a good distance from the green fields to the bushel measure," be replied. "Many things may hap pen before all the crops are harvested. The prospects for crops, however, are very satiafactory. Politics has had liitle or no effect on business in the Northwest Wo have ore, lumber and agricultural products to sell and they are things that are needed. That sec tion of the country Is not easily af fected by business turmoil." lfr. Hill refused to comment upon tbe recent changes la the personnel of tho tM Northern- mid. He said theL«iiM-»aad net earnings of that from tbe beginning of the rear tt4bte we*s hb biggest' la history. M+ttl&be tea# —smut freeke on tbe JJftM trfe ALLEN SUSPECT IS ARRESTED lb WfiSLEY EDWARDS WHO SHOT UP VA. COURTROOM. Officer In Kentucky Town Holding Prisoner for Identification** Police Were Waitings Lexington, Kentucky. Wesley Edwards, a member of the Allen clan which raided the courthouse at Hills ville, Va., on March 14, and assas sinated the judge, the prosecutor and the sheriff of the couty, besides kill ing and wounding a number of others has been arrested by Chief of Police A. B. Pettit of Clay City, 40 miles I east of Lexington, if the belief of the I authorities at that place is correct, The man, who gave his name as i Hathley and Bald waB preparing to free itself from the rocks and lava that had choked its throat for many years came when the Alaskan peninsula was rocked by a violent earthquake. At that time the Dora was at Cold Bay, only 15 miles from the volcano. When the eruption began she had crossed the Shelikof Btrait to Kodiak and was proceed ing on her course. he was from West Virginia, answers the description of i the long sought fugitive in every par ticular and Chief Pettit is now await ing an answer from the Virginia au thorities in regard to the prisoner. Chief Pettit received a letter Tues day morning from Frank Wyatt of Jackson, Ky., who knows both the Ed. wards and the Aliens, saying that Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards, were headed toward Clay City and giving a description of the men. Pettit took the trip and watched all trains and roads leading into the city. He arrested his prisoner as he was board ing a freight train to leave Clay City. ARBITRATORS NAMED Justice White Names Men to Servo on Rail Strike Case. I Washington, D. C.—The board of arbitration tq 6ettle the differences between the railroads east of Chicago I and their enigneers which a few weeks ago threatened a serious strike has been appo: iteo by Chief Justice White, Dr. Charles F. Neill, commis sioner of labor and Judge Knapp of the commerce court. The board is composed of Oscar I Straus, former secretary of commerce i and labor, Dr. Albert Shaw, eidtor of the American Review of Reviews Otto Eidlitz, former chairman of the I Building Trades Employers' associa tion of New York Frederick N. Jud son, lawyer of St. Louis Dr. Charles i R. Van Hise, president of the Uni versity of Wisconsin Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, and P. H. Morrisey, former president of the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen. FLEET GOES HOME. Admiral. "Overwhelmed" by Grand Re ception. New York, N. Y. Admiral Von Rebeur Paschwitz with the three fight ing ships of the German imperial navy which have been lying in American water for ten days, has passed out of New York harbor after a visit which will be memorable on both sides of the Atlantic. The great dreadnaught cruiser Malt ke, one of the swiftest warships in the world, with the smaller cruiser Stet tin, after leaving the escort of United States battleships which accom panied them out to sea, steamed direct for Germany, while the cruiser Bre men which is stationed in American waters left for the south. The commander of the German squadron and his officers had but one word of description for the strenuous days of entertainment through which they have passened In New York— "Overwhelming." PLANK8 I HttX PRAISES R. BEING CONSIDERED. Barnes Arrives and Platform Is Out lined. Chicago, Illinios. William J. Barnes, Jr., chairman of the New York committee, has arrived and announces that the following planks will probably be incorporated in the republican na tional platform of next week: Among the planks in the Rochester platform which it is generally under stood will find their way into the Taft platform are the following: Scientific revision of the tariff, with a decrease of duties on necessities. Revision erf the Sherman anti-trust law to make it effective In the prose cution of mpnopolles. Stringent prosecution of existing monopolies looking toward their dis solution. Extension of reciprocal tariff agree ments with other countries. Indor«*raent of the universal peace government. A new currency law, similar to the AMriCh currency mill now pending bo fore the United States senate. Turkish Forces Loee 421. Washington, D. C. in a fierce battle between a combined force of Turkish soldiers and Arab forces and the Italian troops at Ledba, near Tripoli city, the Turkish forces were defeated, leaving 421 dead on the bat tleleld. The Italians lout jx killed and 51 wounded. Baltimore, Maryland. National Chairman Mack arrived In Baltimore Mi *itdr ottdaMy openlng the1 hand mrters of the Deanocratle national eowwlttee at the Belvedere made an fssptfetion of the convention hall, the Asl n •AYS HE CAME IN RESPONSE TO UNANIMOUS DEMAND Qp SUPPORTERS. NEWS LIKE BOMBSHELL. pponenta Concede Colonel Cannot Be Burred From Convention.—Mc Kinley Declares President Will Win. re^Tn Z?ZZal*Moa Colonel Roosevelt disappointed a crowd of some 200 persons gathered at the Grand Central station, New York, to see him off by entering the train shed from the Forty-fifth street side of the station and descending to the track platform by a freight elevator. The crowd stood by, hair* ever, until the train pulled out. There were nine in the Roosevelt party besides the colonel. They were Mrs. Roosevelt, Regis H. Post, former governor of Porto Rico: Theodore Douglas Robinson, a nephew George D. Roosevelt, a cousin Kermit Roose velt, Frank Harper of the Outlook staff and his wife, and W. B. How land and Travers D. Carmen, also of the Outlook staff. They occupied an entire Pullman car, and in order to accommodate the squad of newspaper men that accompanicd the colonel, an additional car was attached.to the train. The colonel blossomed out fb a brand new hat of sombrero type sad of pearl gray hue. Another distinctive feature of hln garb was a large blue necktie with wide diagonal stripes, which left little to be seen of the familiar turndown collar and which contrasted bravely with the dark overcoat he wore over his light gray suit. It was learned that Colonel RooS0» velt is expected to remain In Chicago until the close of the convention and that he plans to appear in the con vention hall and may be given an op portunity to address the convention in his own behalf. Such a development, unprecedented in every essential, un doubtedly would furnish material fbf a sensational demonstration. Roosevelt's Train Hits Boulder. Albany, N. Y., June 15.—A large boulder in the path of the train which bore Colonel Theodore Roosevelt to Chicago brought his journey to an abrupt halt less than an hour after it began at 5:30 p. m. The train was running at great speed when, two miles north of Tarrytown, it came to a sudden stop with a series of jolts and the crunching of brakes. The accident fortunately was not a seri ous one, but it delayed the train's arrival an hour at Albany. The train reached here at 9:55 p. m., and left for the west at 10:28 p. m. Tarrytown, N. Y., June 15.—Three boys under 10 years old have been arrested charged with having rolled onto the New York Central tracks the boulder which Colonel Roosevelt'# train struck. The boys were parolff in the custody of their parents. SUFFRAGIST PAGEANT. Several TlWusand Will Partfdt in Baltimore. Baltimore, Md. Baltimore worn parade on Thursday evening of Demo en suffragists are planning a big parade on Thursday evening of Demo cratic presidential convention week as a demonstration to the delegates and the leaders. Several thousand women are expected to be in line. Some of the suffragists will be ciis tumed in the heroic dress of women of history, while the parade will be led by mounted suffragists. Whether the suffragists will make, an effort to obtain the Incorpotrttionj of a suffrage plank In the Democratic platform is not known. The Demo cratic national committeemen and Chairman Mack were interested in aD news available regarding the suffra gist. The national committeemen were vlwHM by a delegation of women representing tbe Women's National Democratic league, who volunteered their atrvkx* in tbe can peign. 1 a loose- lelt is in Chicago to lead the fight at tbe The colonel said he came la sponse to a unanimous demand of the ^°°,s.e.ve't delegates and "not as a candidate, but because for the time being I stand as representing the principles for which the rank and file of the Republican party have over whelmingly decided in the statea uhere they have had an opportunity to express their wishes at primaries." Ail Twin City Warfcef*. Mlnn*aptii*, Jim* IB.-• Wheat. Ju tJ"'® 5V No. 1 northei 9 1 1 2 N«. 2 northern, 11.10% No. nurufn, 91.0ft No. 3 lorn, TLV No. white oata. 61 Vfrc I burley. malting, 91.10 No. 2 rye, 80\ No. 1 flax. J2.28. Duluth, June 15.—Wh«at. Julr, No- 1 northern, 1.13 No. I durum, 91.10. Houth 81. Paul. June 15.-j-Cattle«» fttoeri, (7.7bft8.25 cowi, 93.75# •. 2gs calve*, t5.50Q7.66: hogg. 97.16 (37.71: sheep and lambn. $5,00^8.26. Defooerata Arrive at &IVA& RALLY PLANNED. Held on tame Night as Roosevelt Meeting. Chicago. June 16.—John Hays mond, president of the national of RepeMksaa clubs. Is planning TSU ri Tsfl dewmaattnthii meeting Her next same nifht of th« He Announced neattr* of the oesaoesirsuoe UNir the BMftstett moetttg. mt mi sin ii or i i?