The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1905-1925, August 26, 1905, Image 1

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Staile Cep le» lOc. Subscription Price $2.59 per Year. C O L U M B I A F A L L S . M O N T A N A . A U G U S T 26, 1905. i V O L . I I I . N O . 7. RUSSIA’S REPLY ' HAS ARRIVED Portamontb, N. H., Aug. S3.—A long cablegram from St. Peteisbrug, which la believed to be the Russian re­ ply, arrived about 10 o ’olook tonight, and M. -Witte's secretaries. M. Na- buokoff and M. Planoon, immediately began deciphering it. Considerable excitement was appar­ ent in the annex where the Rnsslan headquarters are located. Sheet by sheet the translation was taken to M. Witte's room. The rumor is that it is a refusal non possimus, a reiteration of the Russian_poaition, that she has given anfple desire for peaoe in the ar­ ticles already accepted, and that she oould not yield with dignity and Ho confirmation of the report that Russia's reply is in the negative can be obtained, and it must be accepted with all reserve. The lights in the rooms of M. Witte and Baron de Rosen were burning long after midnight. LATER—It is stated that Baron Komura has agreed to offer at the ses­ sion at 9:80 Wednesday morning the president's compromise proposition. A high olfioial believes it impossible that a final rupture can come today, no matter what the character of the emperor'a final instructions to M. Witte \ I f the negotiations can be extended into next week,” he'said, “ so much pressure will be brought to bear upon the emperor that he will not be able to resist.” The Associated Press is now in posi­ tion to reveal substauolally the sugges­ tion of President for break­ ing the existing deadlock in the peaoe negotiations and rescuing the confer­ ence from failure. His solution would ingeniously permit the satisfaction of the Japanese demands for reimburse­ ment for the ooet of the war and at the same time enable Russia to face the world with the declarations that she bad not ceded a foot of territory or paid a kopeck of war tribute to the vio- tor. The solution is one whioh has heretofore been described as the natur­ al and logical oomproAiae. Tersely stated, it oonalats in an agreement by Russia to repurchase possession of either all or half of the island of Sakhalin, now in the military coonpation of Japan, for a sum the amount of whioh, if the two oo on tries oan not agree, shall be deoided by some method o f arbitration hereafter to be determined. The purchase money, to­ gether with the sum Japan would ob­ tain from the cession of the Chinese Eastern railroad and the maintenance of the Russian prisoners in Japan would, it is estimated, about equal amount olaimed by Japan as her bill for the oost o f the war. Possibly, therefore, the aolutlion offered by the president involves reoes­ soin by Japan upon artiole 8 (the ces­ sion o f Sakballn)and recession by Hus­ sain upon artiole 9 (indemnity). It seems praotioally certain, though this pan not be affirmed positively, that toe president today was able to give M. Witte substanoial assurance that Japan would be willing to accept such a com­ promise. This apparently supported by the au­ thoritative Japanese statement made to the Associated Press in reply to a ques­ tion as to whether Japan had not de­ cided to make substanoial oonoeasions. “ It all depends upon Russia.” Tailors Mob King Edward. Reports from Marienbad describe King Edward as being mouDed every time he leaves his hotel, despite the efforts of the burgomaster and police. Among the throng which dog his steps is, according to a trade paper, as army of tailors armed with notebooks and kodaks. Each little change in king's clothes is recorded by these special commissioners,/who represent the most fashionable tailoring firms In Europe. These same firms send rep­ resentatives to England on the occa­ sion of great society functions, such Too Many Boys on Roof. Marblehead, Mass.—A dozen persons were injured Saturday night by the collapse of a pavilion at Crocker park, where a largo crowd was witnessing the fireworks In celebration of the ar­ rival of the New York Yacht club fleet. A hundred or more small boys climbed on the roof of the building, while 200'persons, mostly women and children, were seated below. The weight of the boys caused the roof collapse. CZAR I88UEB THE CALL. National Elective Assembly, the Long Hoped for Boon of Russians. St. Petersburg.—Russia's national representative assembly, the fruit of decades of stress and strife for reform, which endows the Russian people with the right of being consulted through their chosen representatives in the suggestion, preparation and repegj legislation, today takes Its place In the representatives of the people empire. In a solemn manifesto Emperor Nicholas announces to his subjects the fruition of his plans summoning therepresentatlves of the people as outlined by him in a rescript Issued on March 3 last, and fixes the date for the first convocation as mid-Janu­ ary, and In a ukase addressed to the senate, formally orders that body to register as the imperial will a law pro­ ject formulating the nature, powere and procedure of the new government­ al organization. PLATFORM GIVES WAY. At Pittsburg, Csrrylng 600 People Down. Pittsburg. Aug. 2L—More than 600 men, women-and children were precip­ itated 15 feet Into a cellar by the collapse of a platform Sunday during the exercises incident to the laying of tno cornerstone o f the Beth David Rus­ sian orthodox synagogue In Miller street, near Washington. Nearly all of them were cut and bruised, but It Is believed no one,was fatally hurt Three rabbis were among those who t down and, although injured, they concluded the ceremony after the pan­ ic had subsided. Murderer Killed Himself. Nanaimo, B. C., Aug. 98.—Driven o desperation by relentless pursuit of officers o f the law and finding his es­ cape blocked at every turn, Fred Beaob, confessed murderer of Joseph Bobean st Mount Sioker on Sunday morning, Tuesday startled the li tle mining oamp by appearing on thesoene carrying his deadly Winchester with the determination of wiping out all those who had oome between him ^nd the woman with whom he was infat­ uated. Early last night as the train bearing the body of his viotim was winding its way down the mountain side Beach appeared upon the aoené and, commanding the engineer to stop his train, went through the ooaohee in sh of the pretty widow. Mrs. Campbell, and those whom he had threatened with death in his letter on last Sunday. Being unsuccessful in his scarab, the murderer allowed the train to proceed, and aLonoe disapperaed in the woods, 'here ne spent a few hours in hard traveling. This morning brought him to the scene of his crime in the mining oamp, when, after disguising himelf, he proceeded to search for Mrs. Camp­ bell. At last, oatohing a glimpse of his intended victim, he raised his rifle and fired three shots at the woman, the first two shots barely missing his vic­ tim, while the third tore away a por­ tion o f the woman’s hair,stunning her, when she fell senseless to the ground. Thinking he had killed the woman, Beach preceded to look for his other victims, and at onoe went to the Mount Sioker hotel, where, as fate deoided, the posse was having lunch. Beach announced his presence by firing three shots through the door of the dining Polioe and Indian guards rushed out and surrounded the murderer, who was biding in a dump of bushes in front of the hotel. Finding escape impossible, Beach plaoed the muzzle of his gun to his bead and blew his brains out. Whop the posse rushed to the spot it fouhd the lifeless body o f the murderer of Joseph Be beau. 8hould Have 8tayed Home. Now that the season Is over it would appear there were more Americans left stranded In London this year than ever, haunting the big hotels, looklpg for wealthy American visitors passing through London homeward bound, in order to appeal to their charity. There are many Americans of both sexes who find It impossible to make a liv­ ing in London, who can not raise t ey for their fare to America and sequently either have to face sta tion or ask help from holiday making Americans In this country. Army Officers Go Abroad.. Lieutenant General A. R. Chaffee, Brigadier General James F. Bell and William Croxler, who have been desig­ nated to represent the general staff of the United States army at the French army maneuvers, have sailed for Eu­ rope on the Red Star line, steamer Kroonland. Collapse of the Grandstand. Walnut, Iowa.—During a ball game Saturday a section of seats containing several hundred spectators, mostly women, collapsed, and a ' half dozen people were seriously Injured. Mrs. Ed Burke was crusu^ .. under the mass, . being hurt Internally and having aa ankle broken, from which she may die. One Killed, Ten Injured. One man was killed and 10 persons were seriously injured in a streetcar accident at Dewitt, six miles from Lansing, Mich., Sunday afternoon. George Burton, manager of the John Hicks Dry Goods company, was killed. Application has been made to the | publishers for permission to translate | \Ben Hur\ into Arabic. LORD CURZON IS OUT NEWS OF THE WORLD HE HAS RESIGNED AS VICEROY OF INDIA. SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. Resignation Cabled Aug. 12 8howlng Bitter Feeling Existing Between Him and Lord Kitchener, Comman­ der In Chief of Military Forces Over New Army Administration Plan. Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and, Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Perwnal Events. India, and the appointment of the earl^ix miles above Marysville, Cal., and * a serious accident was narrowly avert- 1. A mistake In train orders Is said i have been tne cause. The British steamer Dora, from Mo­ bile for Buenos Ayres, Is ashore on British bank, near Montevideo. As­ sistance has been sent. Whitelaw Reid, the American am­ bassador, and Mrs. and Miss Reid have gone on a three weeks’ tour of England and will make part of the Journey in a motor car. Fire has destroyed the extensive ant of the Newcastle Forge A Bolt company. The loss is estimated *100.000. St. Louis.—Lambert Neihaus, under sentence to be hanged for killing his brother In law, committed suicide in bis cell, stabbing himself in the abdo­ men with penknife. No news has yet been received from the British steamsnlp Athos now long overdue at New York from southern waters. While the Japanese and Russian peace envoys have failed to arrange armistice during their, negotiations, the weather Is enforcing an effectual armistice, for this montn. Operations a large scale by the armies are Impossible. New Orleans.—Summing up results of the campaign to date. Dr. Beverly Warner said that It was the opinion of the health authorities that while the fever could not be said to be com­ pletely under control it is being con­ trolled, and that the chances are that there Is no longer danger of a serious epidemic. A daring daylight robbery was per­ petrated in Chicago recently, when H. C .. Beard, assistant treasurer of the of Mlnto as his successor, has been the Indian office cording to the correspondence which Is Issued in the form of a white book, it appears tha^Lord Curzon’s resigna­ tion was cabled to that office gust 12. The correspondence shows a decidedly bitter feeling between Lord Curzon, the Indian office and Lord Kitchener, commander in chief of the forces In India, over the new plan of army administration in India. Lord Curzon’s dissatisfaction came to a head with .he refusal of the cab­ inet to appoint Major General Sir Ed­ mund Barrow, on Lord Curzon' ommendatlon, military supply member of the council, replying on August 2 the refusal of Mr. Broderick, secre­ tary of state for India, to make this appointment. Lord Curzon recom­ mends that the government reconsld- ita decision, \in order to enable me to accept the responsibility which I infer his majesty's government still desires me. to assume.” Mr, Broderick again refused to com­ ply with the request for the Sppotnt- ment of Major General Barrow, and Lord Curzon replied aa follows: 'It is apparent mat his majesty’s government denies me that confidence which alone can enable -me to serve them, and attach a fundamentally dif­ ferent interpretation from myself the modification, upon the acceptance of which alone I consented to remain office. Tne situation, therefore, re­ mains where it was when I resigned In June. If the government Is unabie to accept my views, I request the premier to place my resignation in the hands of his majesty.” To ths Mr. Balfour himself replied there was a request from air. Balfour that Lord Curzon reconsider his de­ termination. In a final dispatch, how­ ever, dated''August 12, Lord Curzon says: “ The main question is not the choice an Individual, but one of the prin­ ciples underlying a future change In administration. I-am driven to the conclusion that the policy, of his majesty's government Is based on prin­ ciples that I could not conscientiously carry into execution. In the Interest of the new organization It Is desirable that I should be relieved of my duties with as little delay as possible.\' o this Mr. Balfour himself replied that he had “with the mo«* profound regret submitted Lord Curzon's resig­ nation to the king.” Supplementary dispatches, after the receipt of the resignation, show, first. Lord Curzon and\ Lord Kitchener unable to agree over the details of the reorganization; and, secondly, that Lord Curzon-arttfe time he left England, expressed his - entire disa­ greement with the plan. “But,” he says, ‘I loyally commenced the under­ taking and resigned only when I real­ ized that conflicts were certain to arise between the commander In chief and the rest of the government of India.\ His concluding sentence reads: regret with sorrow bow little Justifi­ cation there has been for the claim that you have rendered, me your con­ stant support” _ MONTANA ITEMS, Rev. D. B. Price, principal of the StevensvlUe training school, has re­ turned from a southern tour, made in the Interests of his school. The Agents' Supply company Butte, Is denied the use of the malls on the charge that Its scheme is fraud­ ulent The company Is composed of Walter F. 8tewart and Ross McGrew, who advertlsCTor agents offering them from $60 to *600 a week. P. Lejeune, a brakeman on the Rocky Mountain division of the North- Pacific. was killed Sunday morn­ ing at Clinton, 20 miles east of Mis­ soula, by being ground under the wheels of a moving train. Two or three trains may have passed over him before his fate was known. The strike o f telegraph operators on the Great Northern Is broken, so far as the road in Montana is concerned. Nearly all men who have applied have been re-Instated on the Montana Cen­ tral and the company does not seem disposed to be harsh with them. An attempt was recently made to blow up the transformer house of the Klmberly-Montana Mining company at Jardlne, and more or less damage re­ sulted. The company' has offered a reward of *500 for the arrest of the perpetrator, which Is supplemented by an offer of *100 by the miners’ union. Ill feeling between Manager Ryan of the company and certain residents of Jardlne is alleged to have caused the attempt to ruin the property. Tor the Cascade county teachers’ in- Jft, to be held the 30th and 31st L, and September 1, Miss Major, county superintendent of schools, has ged as lecturers, Miss Jessie Lee Newlln, Ph. D , of Chicago university; Dr. H. K. Wolfe, Ph. D.. of the Uni­ versity of Montana; William Chandler Bagley, Ph. D., of the Montana State Normal school, and W. E. Harmon, state superintendent of public tlon. Three additional battalions of radifs have been called out for service In the activity of the revolutionary bands. Washington.—Medical Inspector H. . Beyer, of the navy, has been or­ dered to Paris as a delegate to the International Tuberculosis congress. The mysterious disappearance from Portland of L. L. Swartzel of Pasa­ dena. or Riverside, Cal., and May Lind- a telephone operator of Portland, Is explained In a dispatch from Van­ couver. which relates that the bodies of the couple were found near the road one mile east of that place. The couple had died from gunshot wounds In the head, but whether it Is a case of murder and suicide or a double sui­ cide i s unknown. UNKNOWN MAN 8HOT. Fatal Accident in a Main 8treet Sa­ loon, Spokane. Spokane, Aug. 21.—An unknown man, apparently about 36 years old, was shot and killed Sunday evening at the Amal bar, on Main avenue, be­ tween Stevens and Washington streets. The shooting occurred Just after mid­ night and from the testimony of the witnesses, was apparently accidental. The bullet entered his breast and evi­ dently passed through his heart. There was nothing by which to Identify him except a letter, not In an envelope. The letter was dated from Spokane, June 23, and began: \My Dear Frank.” It was signed \Maggie and a post­ script said, \How Is the baby?” The man was of medium height, with gray eyes and brown hair. He was clad in ordinary workingmen's clothes, alls, flannel shirt, dirty black coat and a gray slouch hat. Edwin H. Conger o f Iowa has re­ signed his post as ambassador to Mexi- oo to take effect October 18 next, and President Roosevelt has accepted resignation. 8HALL NOT WED ALFON80. Princess Patricia's Engagement Brok­ en by King Edward. an Interview with the correspon­ dent of the Publishers' Press, Dr. Ma­ cho, physician to the bishop of Sion, private chaplain of the royal family, said: \The proposed marriage of King Al­ fonso and Princess Patricia of Con- uaught was declared off at the time Alfonso visited London. King Edward appointed two physicians as members of Alfonso's suit with instructions to study Alfonso's physical condition. These physicians reported Alfonso as suffering from phthisis and showed signs of insanity. Acting upon this report King Edward broke off the ne­ gotiations for marriage.” NEW8PAPER MEN MIX. But 8«n Franciscan’s Life Is 8aved by a Buckle. Clarence E. Edwordes, assistant city editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, shot and slightly wounded Charles H. Harwood, another newspaper man, in the local room of the Chronicle. The bullet struck a suspender buckle and was deflected, causing only a super­ ficial wound. The cause of the shoot­ ing Is attributed to a long standing enmity between the two men. Ed­ wordes ordered Harwood out of the room and the latter refused to go. The 3032 carat diamond found a few months ago in South Africa has been named the “Culllnan.” Crazed By Spider Bite. San Bernardino, Cal.—Louis Jimlnez, aJSanta Fe section foreman at Etl- wSnda, occupies a cell in the green room at the county Jail, a raving ma­ niac from the bite of a black spider, which stung him on the back of the nefck. Francisco Tamagno Dying. Milan.—Francisco Tamagno, the ten- The income of Oxford university is or,, is In a dying condition at his resi- sllghtly under *250,000 a year. da*ce in Varex. MINING NOTES. The men of the Crows Nest Pass coal mines have been called out by President Sherman o f the United Mine Workers of America. Powerful speeches in favor of the establishment of a department of mines and mining were advanced be­ fore the Transmlsslsslppl Commercial congress at a recent meeting at Port-. nd. Commencing next week the old Unit­ ed States marble quarries In Stevens county. Wash., win pass Into the pos­ session of the Verd Antique company and Open a new chapter. Owing to the closedown at the Gran­ by smelter to connect up new furnaces the Boundary ore shipments were smaller last week than for many months. It Is reported at Wallace, Idaho, that Yarbrough & Boyle, who are working the New Jersey group, north of the Hercules, have recently uncovered six feet of low grade carbonates In the tunnel. The ore was disclosed about 326 feet from the portal of the tunnel depth of 150 feet. C. B. Johnson, who has been working on the Napo­ leon group, north of the New Jersey, reports uncovering a 12 foot ledge. It has not yet been explored. Eric Stevenson, leaser of the Crown Point mine, at Rossland, B. C., has let a contract to W. F. Llngle t o haul 6000 tons of ore from the mine three quar­ ters of a mile to the Columbia & Western railway. Mr. 8tevenson's lease runs for one year, and he is re­ stricted to the extraction of 6000 tons. It Is said there Is 25,000 tons of ore In sight In the old workings. Directors of the Tamarack & Ches­ apeake Mining company, owning prop­ erty between the Custer and Hercules mines In the Coeur d'Alenes, decided at a recent meeting to commence ship­ ping ore from the mine at o: arrangement, for the treatment of the product has been concluded with the Salt Lake smelter, and the first con­ signment o f ore will be forwarded in EL B. Braden, formerly representa­ tive of the American Smelting A Re­ fining company,at Spokane, has been promoted to be one of the three west­ ern committeemen representing the American Smelting Securities com­ pany. That Is the branch of the smelt­ ing trust on the Pacific coast. He will join bis family at Helena and they will go to San Francisco to make their home. Italian Laborers Hurt. Pittsburg. Aug. 22.—Fifteen Italian laborers were carried down by the falling of a wall In the ruins of the Avenue theatre, which was destroyed a month ago. Thirteen of them ' taken from the wreckage la a badly battered condition. None will die, but five of the number are seriously hurt. Fortunately the men were not buried by the falling debris, and in a short time all were extricated. Bret Harte’s Old Home. Reno, Nev.—Hawthorne, the county seat of Esmeralda county, and many years ago the home of Bret Harte and at one time one of the liveliest towns in Nevada, is doomed to be wiped off the map. The order has been issued that henceforth trains will not pass through the town over the Carson & Colorado railroad, that the division has been changed to the new tow Mina, six miles away. LOADED TROLLEY CAR AT DOUE VAS STRUCK RT TRAIN. Over a 8core of-Persons Were Injured, 8ome Fatally—Motorman Thinking Everything Clear 8Urted Across the Track, When Trolley c S r Was Run Into and Crumbled to Kindling. Butte, Mont., Aug. 21.—Eight per­ sons were killed and a score were In­ jured, some faulty, here Sunday night as the result of a freight car dashing Into a crowded open trolley car at the crossing of the streetcar and Great Northern railway tracks on Utah street. Passengers on the car, men, women and children, were returning from Co­ lumbia Gardens. The motorman, as usual, stopped his car, before reaching the railroad crossing. At that mo­ ment a Butte, Anaconda to Pacific yard engine was making a flying switch of loaded freight cars across Utah street. The motorman, thinking every­ thing was clear, sUrted across the railroad track, when the trolley car was struck by a freight car, thrown 26 feet and crumbled Into kindling wood, the freigi.. car piling on top of the mangled passengers. John Harvey of Spokane was one of e first to be taken from beneath the wrecked car. Harvey was suffering from a broken leg and severe bruises about the body, but still retained con­ trol of his faculties. In the ambulence to the hosplUl, Harvey de­ scribed the accident as seen by him. ‘The car was crowded with men and women and was proceeding slow­ ly up town because of the grade. As neared the railroad crossing the motorman turned off the power and came almost to a stop. Then sudden- i ly. before I realized what had happen­ ed, he started up again and in a mo­ ment came an awful crash. Our car was turned clear over and the pas­ sengers burled beneath. I was In the of the streetcar and was one of the first to be Uken out. “The scene beneath the wrecked car as one that I will never forget It was so dark you could hardly see any­ thing and the air was filled with the shrieks and groans of the injured and dying. Women’s agonizing screams mingled with the deeper moans of the for a few minutes, then a sudden quiet came, broken only by the groans of those who were most seriously in­ jured. I could hear men on the out­ side giving orders and trying to clear away the debris and in a few minutes I was taken out” The Dead. Maggie Harrington, waitress South­ ern hotel, aged 23. Maud Johnson, aged 19. Mrs. Jacobs, colored, aged 40. Maggie Keefe, aged 19. Vere Naughton, aged 14. Mr. Fisher, barber. One unidentified man and one wo­ man. Mrs. Sadie Smith, colored. The workers were forced to Jack up the freight car in order to get at the victims underneath the wreckage of the street car.. Many of the passen­ gers assisted in taking out women from the less damaged portion of the car, while others got out by them­ selves. In the meantime, with terrible slow­ ness, it seemed, the more seriously injured were taken one by one from the debris of the wreck. A big engine was hitched to the car and It was pulled over the mass of timber.and iron, exposing the wreck In all Its awfulness, but. disclosing the fact that there were mo more bodies beneath the car. The grinding of the timbers as the freight car was slowly pulled off the street car was sicken­ ing, as the horror of the affair was ex­ posed in all Its tragical details. Helpless Ones Crushed Down. The front o f the car was filled with women and many o f these managed to Jump In time to avoid the crash, but so sudden was the tragedy enacted that many were teq late. The reason for the extensive loss of life Is that the freight car went directly over the front end of the street car. crashing down upon the helpless ones, and pin­ ning them beneatn its weight. The sound of the crash was heard for blocks and people rushed to the sceno from all directions. A number of men from ~ie M. O. P. smelter were soon on the spot and assisting in get­ ting out the injured. Four bodies were found huddled u a sickening manner under the trucks In a horribly mangled mass. Latar. Miss Bertha Kuth, aged 10 yean, is dead, making the ninth victim, to die as the result of the collision. Miss Gertie Shay, also injured in the disas-' ter, is in a precarious condition and may die. A new railway station costing *«,- 000,000 la soon to be built In the Ger­ man university town of Heidelberg.

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