The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1905-1925, April 29, 1905, Image 1

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▼ O l i . II. NO. 42. COLUM BIA FALLS, M O N T A N A A P R I L 29, 1905. AROUND THE WORLD SHORT TELEGRAPH NOTES FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A ' Review of Happenings Fn Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Hedwlg Niemann Raabe, a noted ac­ tress, died recently at Berlin In an In­ stitution for mental diseases. Gold, estimated to amount to $1,400,- 000, and sent by President Castro of Venezuela, has arrived In New York. St. Ann’s copvent at St Genevieve, near Montreal, was destroyed by Are recently and 13 Uvea are. known to have been lost. The fight on Sunday closing In St. Louis promises to be one of the most interesting struggles of the kind that has recently b«en seen. Ion Perdlcarls, .who was captured by Ralsull. the Moroccan bandit and held tor a ransom near Tangier several months ago. Is now In New York. Colonel Henry E. Dosch, director of exhibits of the Lewis and Clark expo­ sition, announces that all exhibitors who do not utilize their space by May 1 will forfeit the same. During the year the Russian gener­ als Sassaulitch and Orloff, were retired from their commands In disgrace, and General Grlppenberg gave up his com­ mand after losing the battle of the Hun. The Employers’ association of Chi­ cago has refused to accept the propo­ sition of the teamsters that all ques­ tions InvolVed in the Montgomery, Ward & Co. strike be submitted to ar­ bitration, with Judge xuley acting as arbitrator. Four men were asphyxiated and three others are in a dangerous condi­ tion as the result of the breaking of a gas main at the Edgar Thompson steel works In Pittsburg. The three men still living wens trying to rescue the four who were Allied. H. P. Thrall was blown to pieces by a dynamite explosion at Crow’s Nest summit. B. C. He was employed in a railway construction gang and was thawing a stick of dynamite In the powder magazine’ at tne time. Winnipeg will soon be one of the largest flour milling centers In the world. The Lane of the Woods Mill­ ing company of Montreal has secured a site here and will erect a 6000 bar­ rel mill Immediately. L I. Boak was elected to the office of head consul of the Pacific division of the Woodmen of the World. The other officers elected were: P. E. Snodgrass, Eugene, Ore., head banker; F. P. Bertachey, Denver, head auditor; Dr. T. A. Hughes, Denver, head physi- Durlng a circus parade at Columbus, Ohio, six horses attached to one of the closed animal wagons, which, for­ tunately contained no animals, became frightened and aashed among the spec­ tators, seriously Injuring three per­ sons. A number of women and chil­ dren were also trampled upon. Tangier.—The Doukall, Chaldjna and Mtouga are In full revolution near No- gador. The kalds of Tchladma and Mtouga tribes have been killed. No- gador Is a seaport on the west coast of Morocco on the Tensft river. It has a population oi about 19,000, eight thousands of whom are Jews and 300 Europeans. Run an the Banks Stopped. Milwaukee, Wis , April 38.—Confi­ dence has again been retaored in bank­ ing institutions of Millwaukee, and the run on the First National bank and the Milwaukee Trust company, whlob was caused by the defalcation of Frank G. Bigelow,until Monday president of the bank, o f over $ 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 , is a thing of the past and banking affairs in Mlll- waukee have resumed their normal condition. Highest Price for Wool.-- - Great Falls, Mont, April 87.—The best sale of wool in Montana in years was made tonight when J. B. Long ao- oepted a bid of 88 % cents per pound for his wool, amounting to approxi­ mately 1,000,000 pounds. A t this fig­ ure Long realizes $60,000 more for his wool this season than last This sale it considered by growers better than one of 24 cents in Fergus county, as that did not oarry buck wooL Mines Consolidate. Nelson, B. C., April 37.—A. J. Mc­ Millan announces that the LeRoi-War Eagle amalgamation is praotioally as­ sured and nothing but the illness of Messrs, Waterlow and Blaokstone is hindering i t A ll smelting is to ' done on this side o f the line. ___ t Americana In 8t. Petersburg. Charles M. Schwab of the Bethle­ hem Steel company and Charles R. Flint of New York have arrived in^St Petersburg. Past Week of the War. Important war developments were expected In the far east last week, but the expectations were not realized. The great naval battle for which the world has been looking may yet be far away, for even the experts have f< all their calculations upset by the pro­ gress of events. It was thought that the two fleets must come together soon after Rojestvensky had passed' Singa­ pore, but no one seems to. know What Admiral Togo's plan of campaign Is, and predictions as to the great fight that must eventually come are merely guess work. It Is evident that France will heed the Japanese protest against the Rus­ sian squadron making French waters a base for operations, and Rojestven­ sky will probably put-to sea and move toward the north. He may be attacked off Formosa or he may be allowed to approach nearer to Vladlvostock. One authority had It tnat the Japanese plan was to allow the Russian shlpB to enter Vladlvostock, where they could be destroyed after the fashion adopted at Port Arthur. Perhaps such program might appeal to an expert, but to a layman it would hardly seem possible that a good sea fighter of the Togo order would allow a hostile fleet, after so long a voyage, to proceed leis­ urely up the Chinese coast and not attempt to do serious damage to It. The Manchurian war news has been ren more featureless than that from le sea. The great armies appear to be Idle, and there Is no definite Infor- on regarding contemplated ad­ vance movements. However, It has not been the practice of Oyama to stand still if he was In a position te s effectively, and it can not be many weeks before he once more takes the aggressive. MONTANA NOTES. Field day at the Montana Agricul­ tural college will occur May 20. The University of Montana has won the lnterzcholastic debate from the Washington Agricultural college. One of the largest and most harmo­ nious Indian councils ever held on the Flathead reservation has come to a close. Kid Staler of Spokane and Fred Forbes of Whiteflsh, . lightweights, matched for a 20 round go. fought re­ cently, Scaler winning In the 10th round. Olaf Nelson, building contractor, who erected many of the business blocks in Billings, was killed in a run­ away while driving from Billings to his ranch, five miles west Advices received state that the in­ terior department has withdrawn from entry the Medicine Hat reservoir site the Blackfoot Indian reservation, with the consent of the Indians. The Montana Traffic association, composed of representatives In Mon­ tana of railroads operating In the northwest, has been organized for the purpose of promoting harmony among the railroads. The Jury In the 81attery murder case at Butte, after being out more than 72 hours, disagreed and was discharged. Jerry Slattery killed a bartender nam­ ed James Mahoney In a local saloon 10 months ago. after a quarrel over a gambling game. A deal has been consummated where­ by David P. Morgan of New York win take over the Beilis group of gold claims located at Maiden. The prop­ erties were well known and are con­ sidered very valuable. The consid­ eration Is not known. The 6 year old son of Cal Campbell, a driver, was killed at Anaconda by a slide of earth weighing more than a n. While the children were playing, boulder rolled down the mountain side and crushed Cal Campbell, Jr. The other children escaped unhurt The St. Paul, Minneapolis & Mani­ toba railway, now the Great Northern, has filed Its charter with Secretary of State Yoder. 'xue capital Is *20.- 000,000. The filing fee was *2186. The Great Northern Express company, hav­ ing a capital of *1,000,000, also filed Its charter, the fee being *286. The combined fee was *2470, the largest received by the state from any one corporation. Thomas McDevltt was given two years In the penitentiary by the dis­ trict court at Great Falls for grand larceny. He is the 26 year old son of James McDevltt, one of thé wealth­ iest cattlemen of northern Montana for many years, and an Indian mother, and for several years past has been a sensational figure In certain circles of the state. The elder McDevltt Is now a business man of Seattle. Had Been Gradually 8lnklng for Some Time—His Family 8urrounded the Death Bed—The Body Will Be Tak­ en to Buzzard’s.Bay, Maes., on Spe­ cial Train. West Palm Beach, Fla., April 24.- Joseph Jefferson, the eminent actor,i died at his home, \The Reefs,\ at Palm Beach at 6:15 Sunday evening. The end came after a day of unconsclous- and after a heroic struggle of days which had exhausted his vitality. At bis deathbed were his wife, his sons. Charles B. and Frank Jefferson; fils nurse. Miss Mabel Bingham; Dr. R. J. Potter and his faithful old ser­ vant, Carl Kettler. The end was not a surprise to his family. Ever since hlB last sinking spell, which came' after a rally Thursday morning, and which was lowed by an apparent Improvement until Friday, the family had been waiting for the end. Mr. Jefferson’s condition Saturday night grew stead­ ily worse, and the family, who had retired, were summoned from their beds and Dr. Potter was called. The patient's condition continued to grow worse all through Sunday, and the brief bulletins from the bedside con­ tained no words of encouragement Recent Visit to Cleveland. The sickness of Mr. Jefferson which ended in his death was contracted it Is believed while on a recent visit to his son, Charles B. Jefferson, at Hobe sound, a few miles above Palm Beach, and his friend, former Presi­ dent Cleveland. It Is believed that from a slight .ndlscretlon In his out­ ing there he suffered an attack of in­ digestion. Since his return to his home his condition grew steadily worse, with blight rallies until the end. The body of Mr. Jefferson will be taken to Buzzard's Bay, Mass., on a special train, accompanied by all the members of his family who are here. It will reach Buzzard's Bay the even­ ing of Wednesday. The Duffy-Mellody Fight. Eddie Quinn has closed the match between Martin Duffy, the Cbioago welter weight, and \Honey” Billy Mellody. The fight w ill be held prob­ ably May 18, in the Spokane Amateur Athletio club building. Both fighters are to strip at 445 pounds at 8 o'olock on the afternoon of the fight. Crews Can Not Go Ashore. All shore leave of the crews of the British warships has been stopped and the dockyard employes on their Easter holiday leave of absence were recalled so that the ships can be made ready for sea at the earliest possible ment JEFFERSON IS DEAD EMINENT ACTOR PASSES AWAY AT BALM BEACH, FLORIDA. Roosevelt a Great Reader. President Roosevelt's love for the woods and the plains is no greater than his affection for books, writes the Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune. In spite of the busy life he leads and the regular hours he keeps, it Is safe to say that few men of affairs in the republic read more than the president, and fewer yet extend their literary foraging over a wider range of subjects. In addition ‘Steeping up\ with the Important newspapers and magazines, which is a task In ItaeU, the president is al­ ways abreast of the times In fiction, science, historical research and art. Reading Is to the president what rest ) most men. When he is at his home In Oyster Bay. at the White House In Washington, or In bis car speeding over the rails to meet some distant engagement, he is invariably found wth a book in his hand w^i not engaged In some more important work. When he starts on a trip, be It long or short, his car is always stocked with volumes and magazines, and Just as soon as he disposes of his correspondence or bows out the visit­ ing “local committeemen\ who come to .pay their respects, he takes up the book that lays open and continues to race through its pages. Aided by a wonderfully retentive memory, the president holds fast all that he reads, and Is ready, If the need arises, to re­ peat almost any thought expressed by the. author, years after his eye had traveled with lightning speed over the page That the president Is able to cover qg much ground in literature Is due to his systematic sticktoltiveness. Congressman Pinckney. Hempstead, Tex., April 86. — Con­ gressman John M. Pincknev and two other men were killed at a mass meet­ ing here oalled for the purpose of peti­ tioning the governor to send rangers here to enforce the looal option law. J. N. Brown; Congressman John M. Pinckney; Tom Pinckney, brother of the congressman. John Mills, leading prohibitionist, oannot suriwe. Doc Tomkins, private secretary to Congressman Pinckney, and Rollin Brown, son of J. N. Brown, are badly wounded, bnt how seriously oan not be learned. There'are many armed men on the street tonight, bnt it is not believed there will be any more trouble. The governor has been notfled and will send range is here. It is intimated in St. Petersburg naval circles that Admiral Rojestven­ sky is now in the gulf of Tonquin, where, under the shelter of Hainan is­ land and far outside territorial waters, he oan await the arrival of the fourth division of bis squadron, commanded by Admiral Nebogatoff. No confirma­ tion of this report is obtainable at the admiralty, where it is said that the ex­ act location of Rojestvensky’ssquadron is unknown. It is stated that the cable to Hainan has been ont, presumably by the Rus­ sian squadron, to conceal the move­ ments of the squadron there. Helena. Mont., April 28.—The jury . the suit of R. Q Priohard of Spo­ me, against various defendants, in­ volving- the $2000 reward offered for the arrest and oonviotionof Hammond, the Bearmouth, Mont., train robber, brought in a veidiot in favor of Prioh­ ard, awarding him the entire amount. Sunday School Convention. Spokane, Wash., April 26.—The oon vention of the State Sunday Sohool as­ sociation baa proved to be what those who have been aotivde in the work of preparing for the convention predicted it would be—one of the greatest Sun­ day sohool oontntion ever held in the northwest Fairchild Appointed. Olympia, Wash., April 26. — The definite announcement that H. A. Fairchild of Bellingham will be s member of the railway commission has been made by governor Mead. The other two members have not been an- Arrive at Bad Nauheim. Bad Nauheim. Germany.—Secretary of State John Hay and Mrs. Hay have arrived here from Nervi, Italy, to take the waters. They will remain here several weeks. Committed Suicide In Church. In the midst of a great throng tending Ggod Friday services in the famous Dumo cathedral Marchioness Maria Pallaviclni, viscountess of Trent, Austria, has committed suicide by shooting, cables the Milan correspon­ dent of the ivew York American. The circumstances were so Intensely dramatic and extraordinary as to be unprecedented. The suicide of the marchioness oc­ curred at the moment of the most in­ tense religious concentration in the great cathedral, where were gathered 15,600 Catholic worshippers. The con­ gregation was kneeling when a shot rang out An American priest hurried to the side of the countess and found her dytoig, with a wound In her forehead. Her death occurred a few moments later, while she was on the way to the hospital. e was renowned throughqpt Italy for her great beauty. She was not yet 30 years of age. Domestic unhap­ piness following separation from her husband Is supposed to have been the cause of her suicide. Will Go it Alone. St Petersburg, April 36. — The ad- mirlaty professes to have no informa­ tion as .to whether Vioe Admiral Ro- jestvensky is waiting for Nebogatoff’s detachment, and says the matter is en­ tirely in his hands and he has not oom- munioated his determtnatioon. Naval men do not expect a junction of Nebbogatoff with Rojeatvenesky. They suggest that the trransport fleet may be left to the care of the slow but powerful ships of Nebogatoff’s detach­ ment, while Rojestvessky tries conclu­ ions with Togo. Coal Mine Afire. Frank, B. C., April 86. — For six days past a fire has been raging in the coal mines here, but only during the last few hours has it assumed a serious aspect It is supposed to have started from an open miner's lamp a mile from the mouth of the tunnel and, so far as oan be ascertained, has extended all over the works. An effort is being made to oloee the air passages and thns smother the fire, but this is rendered dlfiffcult by the smoke and heat, whioh are intense. Schwab Gets Bjg Contract. St Petersburg,April 28.—American superiority over foreign rivals again trinmped in the oomplete sucoess whioh has crowned the visit of Charles M. Schwab to St Petersburg. Mr Sohawb's negotaitions with the Rus­ sian admiralty have reenlted in the practical oonolusionof an arrangement for the construction of a number of for midable battleships of the line, which will probably will startle the world. Mr. Sohwab has left St Petersburg. Butte Saloon Holdup. Butte, Mont , April 27.—The saloon of Honeyohnroh & Lewellyn, on East Park street, was held up by two mask­ ed men in a daring fashion and the cash register robbed of its contents of about $18. Honeyohnrch ,who was in the saloon at the time, was compelled to throw up his hands and faoe the wslL Honey church's partner several hours before the robbery had removed several hundred dollars from the regis- and taken it to his home. Secretary Hay Improves. Washington.—A private letter re­ ceived here trom Secretary Hay and written from Nervi, states that he Is progressing steadily toward complete recovery. NAVAL FIGHT RUMOR JAPANESE SCOOTING DIVISION BUMPS INTO RDSSIAN FLEET. Rojestvensky Sailed North Last Sat­ urday From Kamranh Bay- and Heavy Firing Waa Heard All pay In Direction In Which They 8alled—Is Thought Japs Are Playing for Time. Paris, April 25.—It is believed here that there was some fighting between Admiral Rojeetvenaky's fleet and the Japanese scouting division late Satur­ day afternoon. This belief is based upon a special dispatch to the Temps from Its correspondent at Saigon, who cables as follows: •’The entire Russian fleet, which has been anchored in Kamranh bay for some days, sailed northward at noon Saturday. 8oon after they had passed out of sight a vigorous cannonading was heard in the direction in which they had sailed. The firing continued until late In the evening and is believ­ ed to have been caused either by an at­ tack on the advance guard of the Rus­ sian fleet by ff Japanese scouting squadron or else an attack by destroy­ ed on the Russians.” a later dispatch from the corres­ pondent says: “Fbur transports, with troops aboard, arrived at Saigon on Saturday. No one was permitted to board them and there Is no means of finding out where they are oound. The captain of a coasting schooner which arrived here late on Saturday night re­ ports that he sighted a Japanese cruis­ er squadron on Friday, and It Is sur­ mised that these are the vessels that have been engaged with the Russians. The firing previously reported is de­ clared to have been heard by a num­ ber of vessels In the route that the Rus­ sians took, and the belief is general here that the Japanese are doing their best to harass the Russians, and will continue to do so until Togo gets his main fleet into position to give bat­ tle.\ Before the departure of the squad­ ron Vice Admiral Rojestvensky vis­ ited Admiral Jonquleres. No Russian officer or sailor landed from the fleet In Kamranh bay. They had expected Nebogatoff's detachment if the squadron would arrive at any moment. Facts About the Philippines. The bulletin of the Philippine cen- us says: The archipelago consists of 340 in­ dependent groups of islands, with an aggregate population of 7,635,426. About 9 per cent are wild tribes, the remainder \more or less civilized”— chiefly less. All are Catholics in ligion. There a;e only four cities of 10,000 population. Three-fifths of the people live in villages. There are only 60,000 foreigners and three- fourths of these are Chinese. The population has quadrupled in 100 years. The line of demarkation between the tribes Is closely drawn. The people too clanish to marry outside their tribes. There are as many females, practically, as males, but only one-third of the population Is married. Only about half the population read any language. Less than that per cent can write. Only one-fifth can both read and write. The college edu­ cated form about 11% per cent of the totaL The mass of people cultivate s patches of ground and gardens and fish and hunt. The women are expert weavers. Among the Vlsayans are fine needlewomen, embroiderers, lace mak- The vital statistics show that the people develop early, marry early and die early—s 2 per cent before the age of fifty. Malaria carries away 27 per cent, cholera »33 per cent. Contagious diseases can scarcely be controlled on account of the Ignorance as to sanita- Kansas Oil Refinery Walts. .Topeka. Kan.—The Kansas oil refin­ ery will not be built for several months according to tne present status of the In the supreme court It has been arranged that the suit to determine the validity of the on refinery bonds will be heard at the June term of the district court. There are some extric­ ate constitutional questions Involved and the court has requested that they be well briefed. The refinery can not be built until the bond suit Is decided. wo, Nev., April 28., — An east- bound passenger train on the Souther n Pacific railway, in passing through Beowawe, Nev., ran into a gang of Japanese numbering about 80. The train literally plowed its way through them, killing two and injuring'several. The aocident was unavoidable, the train rounding a curve and the laborers before the engineer had an opportunity to slow his train. American motormen operate Ameri­ can electric street railway lines in Korea. Subscription Pries U M per Year. LEAGUE BASEBALL OPENS. Opening Game at 8pokane Witnessed by Large Crowd. 1 C. H. Williams, proprietor of the Spokane team in the Pacific National league, started the league baseball season in Spokane last Wednesday with a big street parade to mark the opening of the professional season. The parade preceded the game be­ tween the Indians and Reilly’s Salt Lake Elders. Wednesday was thq/biggest open­ ing dky in the history of Spokane. The fame of Reilly, of the Elders of Salt Lake, as a baseball manager, and that of Matt Stanley, of the Indians of Spo­ kane, is such that every baseball fan in the Inland Empire that could attend was at the opening game. It la expected to run excursions from nearby Idaho towns when the Boise team plays at Spokane, begin­ ning May xu. The Ogden series starts May 3. The teams in the Pacific NaUonal league Include Spokane, Boise. Salt Lake and. Ogden. They will play five games a week. Visitors to Spokane will enjoy good ball by attending the games when in that city. Death of Senator Platt United States Senator Orville Hitch­ cock Platt of Connecticut died at his summer home In Washington, Conn., bis native home, at 8:63 Friday night The end came almost unexpectedly, the Immediate cause being the break­ ing of the abscess which bad formed in the right Inng and which produced strangulation. On Friday, March 31, the senator was taken with the illness which prov­ ed fataL 0 Orville Platt was for 24 years a member of the United States senate. . He was 78 years old. He entered poli­ tics In Connecticut In 1857, and for 16 years was prominent In the state legis­ lature. Then he was elected to the national senate. Vice President Fairbanks has named the senators who will act aa a com­ mittee to attend the funeral. Among them are Clark of Wyoming, Patterson of Colorado and Carter of Montana. Complying with the wishes of Pres­ ident Roosevelt, Vice President Fair­ banks represented the chief executive the funeral of Senator Platt, which took place at Washington, Conn., Tues­ day afternoon. Law Must Be 8upreme. Milwaukee, Wls.—Judge James Jen­ kins, who recently retired from the United States circuit court bench, baa written an article for the Milwaukee Journal, In which he holds tbat a peaceful strike would be like a blood­ less war, and that only throngh vio­ lence can a strike succeed. With reference to government by Injnnctlon, Judge Jenkins cites the de­ cision In the memorable Northern Pa- cinc case, restraining a strike, and concludes. 'The only safeguard of society, of life and of property Is to maintain the supremacy of the law. whether It be challenged by corporations, by capital by labor.” Wealth of Timber in Russia. The vast forest press of Russia In Europe, which cover nearly 600.000,000 acres, or 36 per cent of the entire area of the country, are aptly termed “ wood­ ed Russia.” Few people who have not traveled through this part of the coun- an form any idea of the country’s boundless wealth In timber. Houses built of any otlfer material are en­ tirely unknown outside of the great cities and wood constitutes the prin­ cipal fuel.. The forest belt In Siberia, called the 'Taiga,\ stretches In a di­ rect line from the Ural mountains to Pacific for 4000 miles and Is In many parts. 600 miles broad. Thla la all the property of the czar. Christian Japanese. Geqeral Nogi and General Kurokt are members of the Presbyterian church. Field Marshal Oyama's wife Is also a member In good standing of that denomination. Admiral Togo Is a Roman Catholic. Other instances of high Japanese officials being Christians might be noted. No country In the world possesses today a larger meas- of religious liberty than does Jap- That is one of the secrets of her success and progress during these lat­ ter years. Plot to Kill the Czar. A plot to klU the czar and his kins­ men has been discovered among the troops of the Imperial guard. Many officers are Involved, the very men upon whom the Imperial family do-r pends for personal safety Governor General Trepoff's secret agents unearthed the plot and as­ sert that several of the conspirators, of noble birth, were In possession of large quantities of dynamite. Holds the Record. Scheneotady, N. Y., April 87.—The eleotrio looomotlve recently built for the New York Central servioe. between Croton and New York, broke all prev­ ious reoords today by attaining a speed of 88 miles an hour, hauling a heavy ■

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