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the News Worth Telling Con*
densed for the Busy
The senate has ratified arbitration
treaties with the Argentine Republic
•nd Salvador.
The proposal to establish a United
States court of patent appeals is un
der consideration by the house com
mittee of the judiciary.
An extradition treaty between the
United States and France has been
signed in Paris. Ambassador White
acted Tor the United States.
It has cost the government $15,000
already in the employment of private
detective agencies to investigate the
Brownsville affair and the contract*
are still in force.
According to the announcement
just made at Manila none bu unmar
ried men will be accepted by the gov
rrnment in future to serve as officer#
•s the constabulary force on the isl
ands, and officers already in the serv
ice will not be allowed to marry
without the consent of the govern
Plans have been outlined by the
bureau of construction of ihe navy
for a great battleship cf 25,000 tons,
designed to carry eight fourteen-inch
guns. The possibility of asking for
an appropriation for a ship of a
larger type than the Dreadnaught is
attracting attention among members
of congress.
Henry C. Watson, editor of Dun's
Review, died at his home in Engie
wood, N. J.
Rev. J. A. Lambert, a Jesuit mis
sionary with the Davenport (Iowa)
diocese, died in Chicago from pneu
M. Chouillon. president of the
French chamber of commerce at
Montreal, has been made a member of
the Legion of Honor.
Anson R. Flower, aged sixty-six
tpecial partner In the firm of Flower
& Co., bankers, of New York, died at
Ms home in Watertown, N. Y.
Chairman Martin A. Knapp has
been sworn in for the third time as a
member of the interstate commerce
commission for & term of seven years.
Mrs. Randolph H. H. Hersey, wife
of an aged millionaire iron manufac
turer of Montreal, died at Riverside,
Cal., of pneumonia. The body will be
Interred in Canada.
Gen. John B. Cotton, formerly as
sistant attorney general of the United
States and a prominent member of
the Washington bar, died suddenly at
his home in that city.
Mgr. O'Connell, appointed auxiliary
bishop of San Francisco, will be suc
ceeded as rector of the Catholic uni
versity at Washington within a month
by Bishop John Carroll of Helena,
The resignation of Rev. C. F. Win
blgler, pastor of the First Baptist
church in Washington, tendered be
cause of the advanced Ideas of reli
gion and therapeutics, was accepted
by the congregation after an animated
Mrs. Harriet Estes, who is said to
have been the only surviving daugh
ter of the Revolution, died at Ithaca,
N. Y., aged eighty-seven years. Mrs.
Estes was born in Elbridge, N. Y., and
was the daughter of James Dunham
of the Fifth Connecticut regiment.
Fire In the Selger block, at Oak
land, Cal., damaged the building and
contents to the extent of $100,000.
A huge snowslide in Provo canyon,
Utah, stopped traffic of the Denver &
Klo Grande to Heber City for two
Fire destroyed the large elevator of
the Western Milling company at Cal
gary, Alberta. The loss is estimated
at $75,000.
The pinnace of the British cruiser
Encounter was sunk in a collision with
a collier at Sydney, N. S. W. Sixteen
of the sailors were drowned.
William Nix, aged seventy-two, an
'''employe of the Illinois Central for thir
ty-five years, was ground to death
while flagging a Waterloo (lowa)
The total annual mortality from ac
cidents In the United' States among
wage-earning men is between 30.000
•nd' 35,000, of which at least one-third
and perhaps one-half should be saved
by rational and intelligent methods of
factory inspection, legislation and con
trol. There were also approximately
2,000,000 accidents that were not fa
A. man Identified as Patrick Henry
Pendergast, a bachelor farmer, who
lived near Berlin, Ottawa county,
Mich., and an unidentified woman were
asphyxiated In a room at one of the
Graad Rapid" (filch.) hotels.
William Moeltentiri,.fifty-nine years
old, of Chicago, who had been threat
with death unless he put {500 at
-a place named in a notice posted on
bis door, borrowed a rifle from a friend
and'after waiting in the dark shot and
killed Garrett Schollens, the son of the
frieffo who had looped him the rifle.
It wa* a cafcf of mistaken identity.
The designation of Washington as
the place of meeting of the next Pan
American scientific congress gives
general satisfaction in Chile.
Four men were killed and three
wounded In an encounter between Pol
ish socialists and Nationalists at War
saw. The police did not interfere.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
certainly will visit Emperor William
at Berlin in February and probably
will be tendered an elaborate state
Yellow fever has broken out In San
tiago province, Cuba. Ten cases of the
dreaded plague were reported Satur
day. It is not believed, however, that
an epidemic will result.
The exports from Great Britain to
the United States in 1308 amounted
to $11.G75,000, as compared with $17,
320,000 in 1907. The decline is prin
cipally in manufactured textiles.
The prohibition by the police, in def
erence to Hindu feelings, of Moham
medan sacrifices of cows, led to seri
ous riots at Tittegun, just outside Cal
cutta. Troops were summoned from
Barrack Pur to quell the trouble and
were compelled to fire upon the riot
ers. several of whom were killed and
sixiv seriously injured. Two hundred
arrests were made.
The military eourt at Yekaterino
slav, Russia, pronounced forty-one
death sentences, of which nine were
for recent crimes. Thirty-two of the
condemned men were strikers in the
railroad troubles of October, 1905. in
addition to the death sentences, twelve
strikers were condemned to penal
servitude for life, forty-eight to lesser
terms of exile and thirty-nine were ac
John Reed and Jesse Reynolds were
killed when the boiler of a sawmill
at the Shenango Limestone company's
quarries at Newcastle, Pa., exploded.
The large warehouse of Codville &
Co.. grocers, at Brandon, Man., was
gutted by fire. Loss, $25,000 on build
ing and $75,000 on stock.
Guests of the Central hotel at Gray
ling. Mich., had a narrow escape from
death when the hotel was destroyed
by fire. The loss is about $8,000.
Four men lost their lives and-a num
ber of otLers had narrow escapes
when the steamer Samuel collided
with a raft during a heavy fog on
Green river, at Rockport, Kv.
Seven persons were injured, three
seriously, when a crowded auto earlv
crashed into and demolished another
machine in Lincoln Park, Chicago. All
the victims are wealthy.
Fred Lowe, nineteen years old
was dangerously injured at Kansas
City when he was struck by a motor
car owned by Walter S. Dickey, chair
man of -the Republican state commit
tee of Missouri.
The plant of the Puget Sound M^lls
and Timber company at Bellingham,
Wash., probably the largest shingle
mill in the world, burned. Loss, $415,
000. W. L. Cleveland, a saw filer, was
burned to death.
The Transcontinental Express of the
Canadian Pacific went Into a ditch at
Gull Lake, near Medicine Hat, Sask.
The baggage and colonist cars were
ditched, hut the locomotive stayed on
the rails. Two people were injured.
A spectacular Are at the stock yards
in Chicago destroyed a large part of
the fertilizing plant of Darling & Co.,
and after burning large stores of chem
icals, causing explosions and injuring
a number of firemen by falling walls,
caused a total loss o£ $500,000.
The official call for a national tariff
convention, to be held In Indianapolis
on Feb. 1C, 17 and IS. has been sent
Gertrude Atherton, the California
novelist, announces that she will soon
Issue a novel written around the reign
of Ludwig, mad king of Bavaria.
James J. Corbett, formerly heavy
weight champion, has announced his
willingness to meet Jack Johnson if
It were necessary to bring the cham
pionship back to the white man.
State wide prohibition laws went
into effect last week in three South
ern states, North Carolina, Mississippi,
and Alabama. Georgia is the only oth
er state wherein statutory prohibi
tion exists, the law having been in op
eration one year.
W. J. Bryan was last week Initiated
as a member of Lincoln Aerie 147,
Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr. Bry
an was hardly a novice in the initia
tion, being a member of nearly a
dozen secret orders, and he came
through the ordeal happily.
George Washington Hough, profes
sor of astronomy at Northwestern uni
versity and director pf the Dearborn,
observatory, died suddenly at his home
In Chicago. Prof. Hough, who was
seventy-two years of age, was found
dead In his bed, having retired in ap
parently good health. Prof. Hough
was one of the world's greatest astron
Prof. Thomas C. Chamberlain of
the University of Chicago and his
son, Dr. Roland Chamberlain, have
left Chicago for an investigation of
econofnlc and educational conditions
In China, as well as the study of the
geology of "that country.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
road announces that it will operate
the entire main line from Chicago to
the Pacific coast by telephone instead
of telegraph. The entire cost will
about $2,000,000, but the company be
Heves it will pay and Insure greater
Minister Who Murdered Man in
Michigan Church Kills
Self in Illinois.
Carthage. III., Jan. 13. The Rev
John H. Carmichael, who last Tues
day nisht in the little Methodist
church at Rattle Run, Mich., killer
flideon Browning, the village carpen
ler. and then burned the body in tht:
stove, committed suicide here yester
day bv cutting his throat with a pock
et knife. He died at the county hos
pital after he had been taken from
lie boarding house of Miranda
Hughes, where as a stranger he had
been living since last Friday.
Under Hypnotic Power.
In a long letter which was found in
his suitcase. Cnrniichael told in detail
the story of ihe killing of Browning
how he had fallen a victim to Brown
ing's hypnotic power, and meeting him
in the church Tuesday night was com
pelled to obey his every command
how, finally, when Browning attacked
him with knives, he (Carmichael) de
fended himself with a hatchet. Aftei
finishing his victim with the hatchet
he said, the red-hot stove in the
church room suggested itself as the
best method of disposing of the body
Before putting the body in the stove
however, he exchanged some of the
dead man's clothing for his own.
which had become bespattered with
Death as Horrible as Victim's.
Carmichael's death was almost as
horrible as that of his victim When
he arrived at the Hughes boarding
house he gave the name of John El
der, and as he said he was a wood
worker and had come here to start a
factory no suspicion was attached to
his presence. Yesterday morning he
informed Miss Hughes that as no sat
isfactory site for his factory could he
found here he intended to go to Bow
en, 111.
"I think I will find a better silc
there," he said. "I'll take the 9 o'clock
train." Saying Ihis he went cut into
the hack yard.
Throat Cut From Ear to Car.
As he delayed coming back and had
not returned at train time to' get his
uitcase, the landlady Instituted a
search. A passing teamster .s hail
and he, with others, joined the
searchers. But Carmichael already,
by his own hand, so far as he was
able, had expiated his crime. In an
old wooden shed back of the house
he had cut his throat from ear to ear.
The dying man was carried into the
house, but he never recovered con
ciousness. Every effort was made to
revive him, but he died at 1 p. in.
His clothing and suitcase were
searched and two letters were found,
one addressed to his wife at Rattle
Run, which was sealed and remains
unopened. The other letter was the
confession, which was addressed to
the sheriff at Port Huron, Mich.
Two Crushed Women.
Adair, Mihc., Jan. 13—There are
two crushed, heart-broken women in
this sensation-torn little village. They
are Mrs. John H. Carmichael, widow
of the preacher-murderer who com
mitted suicide in Carthage, 111., and
Mrs. Browning, mother of Gideon
Browning, the victim of Carmichael's
murderous mania. Not only Adair
village, but the entire countryside is
wild with excitement over the day's
developments In the Rattle Run mur
der mystery.
Mrs. Carmichael is sick in bed at
her home. The shock of the day's
news after the strain she han endured
since the crime was discovered was
more than she could bear, and for
the first time she broke down. But
she is still fivm in the belief that her
husband was insane when he killed
Gideon Browning.
Alleged Colored Thief Captured.
Elroy, Wis., Jan. 13.—George Boyd
a colored cook at the Brainerd res
taurant. left in a liurry early yester
day, taking the cash in the drawer, a
goid watch, a revolver and other
smaller articles with him. He was ar
rested at Eau Claire and will be
brought here for trial.
Twenty-six Miners Dead.
Zeigler, 111.. Jan. 13.—Of the twenty
sight workmen in the mine owned by
Joseph Leiter, twenty-six were killed
by the explosion Sunday morning, ac
cording to official Information given
out at the mining offlce last night. The
last of the bodies was recovered yes
t.erday morning.'
Indianapolis. Jan. 13. Rumors of
attempted bribery in connection with
the content for the United States sen
atorship are under investigation by
Elliott R. Hooton, prosecuting attor
ney of Marlon county. It was report
ed: to Mr. Hooton yesterday that the
legislators had been approached by
representative of one of the senatorial
"If it appears that there is any ba
sis for an investigation, the matter
will be laid. before the grand jury,"
spid Mr. Hooton.
State Bar Committee Finds
Judge Root of Seattle Guilty
of Gross Impropriety.
Says He Had Fallen Victim to Dea
Man's Hypnotic Power—Killed
Him in Fight.
Dickered With Great Northern Over
Money Matters and Accepted
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 12.—The state
bar association committee appointed
to investigate the conduct of Judge
Milo A. Root, who resigned as a judge
of the supreme court two months ago.
made its report Saturday. Judge Root
was recently elected for another term
of six years. His resignation affected
only the tern to which he was elected
two years ago. If he fails to qualify
Monday, Jan. n, the office will be de
clared vacant.
The committee finds that Judge
Root has been guilty of gross impro
priety, which unfits him for the su
preme bench.
Findings Are Sensational.
The report, makes these conclusions
and recommendations:
That Judge Root, had correspond
ence with M. J. Gordon, attorney for
the Great Northern Railroad company,
concerning money transactions.
That Judge Root accepted from the
Great Northern and other railroads
free transportation.
That Judge Root filed as the opin
ion of the supreme court an almost
verbatim draft of an opinion dictated
by M. J. Gordon, attorney for the
Great Northern, in the case of Harris
against the railroad company.
Some Points in Doubt.
The committee is unable to obtain
any facts to substantiate the rumors
of the giving out of advance informa
tion concerning the decisions of the
supreme court.
The committee is unable to obtain
any facts to substantiate rumors of
bribery and corruption.
The committee holds that the con
duct of Judge Root in receiving free
transportation is highly censurable
and requests the judges of the supe
ior eourt of Spokane county to call a
grand jury to investigate fully the
rumors of corruption.
Decide Course in Future.
Believing that its suggestion will be
acted upon, the committee feels that
it is only fair to withhold any other
Whether such inquisition be held or
not, the supreme court and the state
bar association will then confer to
each a basis for further action or
Row at Kentucky Dance Stirs Up Feud
and Ends in Bloody Battle.
Williamstown, Ky., Jan. 12. One
man was killed, two fatally wounded
and six other men were seriously in
jured as the result of a fight that
tarted at a dance Saturday night and
continued through yesterday morning,
which was terminated by Sheriff Car
ter and a posse arresting the alleged
ringleaders In the killing, just as a
mob was being formed to avenge the
death of Ethel Ransom, who was beat
en to death after he had received sev
eral wounds.
The dance was held at the home of
Wesley Barns, and during the festivi
ties Ethel Ransom and William
Thompson are said to have begun
shooting after an altercation. Thomas
Turner interfered and was shot and
The men then came into town, and
while George Lautern, who was
wounded, was in Dr. O'Hara's offlce,
Ethel Ransom assisted In dressing his
wounds. After leaving the offlce the
Lautern crowd attacked the Ransoms.
Ethel Ransom was the first to fall.
Not satisfied, his enemies, as he cried
for mercy, beat his brains out with
blocks of cement.
The Lauterns, finding that their op
ponents were gaining in numbers, took
to flight. The sheriff and his posse
surrounded the Lauterns' home and
they, on learning that they would be
protected, surrendered.
As the sheriff departed by one road
for Covington with his prisoners a
mob was being formed. The second
fight, which was a battle, was not a
sequel of the dance row, but was the
outgrowth of a feud.
Battleships at Naples.
Naples, Jan. 12.—The United States
battleships Connecticut, Kansas, Min
nesota and Vermont, under Rear Ad
miral Sperry, the commander of the
Atlantic fleet, arrived here at dawa,
anchoring between the Italian battle
ship Bendetto Brln and the cruiser
San Giorgio.
Board of Health Is Fined.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jan. 12.—The
members of the board of health of Ar
land have been fined $25 for violating
regulations presclbed by the state
board of health. The complaint was
made by A. F. Hanson. It appears
that diphtheria broke out in Mr. Han
son's family and after being let out
of quarantine the board of health re
fused to fumigate, as requested by Mr.
Hanson. Later diphtheria broke out
again in the Hanson family, and Mr.
Hanson then decided to begin action
against the board.
Senator Declares Roosevelt's Charges
Are Based on Personal
Washington, Jan. 13.—Being greet
ed by applause from the galleries
when he entered the senate chamber
yesterday to reply to President Roose
velt's strictures in respect to his con
nection with Oregon timber land
transactions, Senator Tillman of South
Carolina proceeded to read his lire
pared remarks with little attempt at
oratorical effect. He was accorded
careful attention by senators on both
sides of the chamber, the public and
private galleries being taxed to their
full capacity by visitors.
Charges Personal Malice.
Mr. Tillman accused the president
of personal malice, misrepresentation,
falsification, cowardice, "hitting be
low the belt," contempt of the senate
and violation of the law in use of the
scrvico. He charged that Important
papers bearing on the case had beer,
stolen from his desk at the capitol,
probably by some of the "secret serv
ice sleuths." Me arraigned the presi
dent for permitting ihe so-called steel
trust to absorb Ihe Tennessee Coal
and Iron company, and for "helping
his dear frie-nd Harriman" hold 2,000.
000 acres nf the public domain, be
cause Tillman wanted to buy 1,44(1
Asks Investigation.
The senator demanded the most rig
id investigation of his conduct. He ad
mitted that lie was "perhaps disin
genuous in the statement to the sen
ate declaring that he had not bought
nor "undertaken io buy" any of the
lands in question. Everything, lie de
clared, hinged on the meaning of the
word "undertaken," as he used it. He
had not paid any money, nor had he
taken any one's receipts, "the usual
process by which one 'undertakes' to
buy land."
Net Guilty.
"I have not attempted to deceive
anybody." he declared with emphasis
"I have not (old any falsehoods: I
have not broken any law I have not
been guilty of any immoral conduct.
1 had the right to purchase the land if
I could."
Replying to the president's charge
I hat he had made improper use of
his official position. Mr. Tillmin said:
"I fail to see any sense or reason
in this attitude I had not become a
party to pny litigation I was not in
terested. ext ept as a private individ
ual wantijig to purchase, and as a sen
ator des'rimv to eu'-blo others to have
ti opportunity to do so.
"Cf ecu rye. the president is sure
thi't 1 have dope something very dis
creditable and outrageous. He hates
me and v.ouid destroy me if he coti'd."
Roast President Later.
"The president lives in a glass
house, with even a glass floor in it,
and should remember the old adage.
He has exerted all the power cf the
government to destroy me, but I feel
that 1 stand unscathed, because if all
other arguments fail to convince men
the character for rectitude, truthful
ness and honesty which I have buildeo
in the sixly-one years of my life would
at last be my bulwark. Men who have
always beeen clean and honorable do
not suddenly become liars and hypo
crites at sixty-one without any neces
"Later on in this session it is my
purpose to devote some time to bring
ing Theodore Roosevelt face to face
with his true self and let the people
of the United Slates see what charac
ter of many they have been so bowed
down to."
Trembles Cause Considerable Damage
at Port Townsend.
Port Townsend, Wash., Jan. 13.
An earthquake shock caused consider
able damage here at 3:50 yesterday
afternoon, lasting from ten to fifteen
seconds. The trembler took the form
of a vibratory convulsion, swaying
buildings and breaking many win
dows and fragile roofs.
Reports from adjoining localities
available by telephone state that the
force of the shock extended over an
area of at least fifty miles square,
and in several districts two- distinct
shocks, separated by more than a min
ute, were felt.
In many places in this city where
water pipes had been frozen the earth
quake broke the mains and flooded
the houses. For a time it was fear
ed the city's entire water supply would
have to be shut off. Officers at Port
Worden state that the investigation
so far shows no apparent damage to
the fortifications. The signal corps
Officers report the parting of the
Alaska cable several hours previous
to the shock here. Investigation will
be made to ascertain if there was any
connection between the circum
Brainerd Institution Had Money of
Closed North Dakota Concerns.
Brainerd, Minn., Jan. 13.—That the
failure of the Security State bank of
Brainerd was caused by the failure of
the Barton and Rugby banks, in North
Dakota, became known yesterday, the
local institution bavins $20,000 of the I
funds of those institutions. D. D. De
vine, bank examiner, admits this, but
refuses to make any statement of the
condition of this bank, pending the
arrival of Public Examiner Scliaffer.
Attorney at Law
Office over First, National Hank.
Attorney at Law
Practices in All Oouris. Office rooms ow
Calmenson's Store.
Physician and Surgeon
All calls answered day or night.
Offlce opposite Palace Drug Store
J. W.
Office in Wood Bros. Block
Farmers Phone 110 MILUANKS. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office East Maple Street
Come to our gallery
and let us sbow you some
our work.
Deals in wild and Improved lands.
complete abstract of all Indian lands. Faros
lor sale in Huberts. Day aud Marshall counties
Relinquishments bought and sold. Always
has real estate "snaps" for cash buyers.
Minnesota and Cauada Farm Lands for sal*
at from 13 to W per acre on easy terms and
small payments down.
Type Writer Paper
Type Writer Ribbons
Carbon Paper
Docket Covers
Legal Blanks
Constantly on Hand at the
Does a general
Dray and Transfer
Furniture ani Piano
Moving a Specialty.
Gardens Plowed and Harrowed.
BEN EOK, rop'r
tE man who hollers down a well
About the goods he has to sell
Won't reap the shining, golden
Like the man who climbs the
tree anrl hollers.
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