The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1905-1925, September 02, 1905, Image 1

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Single Copie« ICc. Subscription Price $2-5« per Yenr. C O L U M B I A F A L L S , M O N T A N A . S E P T E M B E R 2. 1905. NEWS OF THE WORLD SHORT TELEGRAFO ITERS FROR til POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week— National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. A recanvaea of the fatalitlee caused by the recent cloudburst at Tabasco, Col., shows that a total o f ' l l persons lost their lives. Ali-other persons liv­ ing in the canon have been accounted for. The property loss will hardly ex­ ceed » 6 0 , 0 0 0 . ------------- Mrs. William Redmond, formerly a well known actress died recently In Plermont, N. Y. She was better known by her stage name, Mrs. Thom­ as Barry. Work has begun after a Relay of 12 years on the connecting link on the railroad that will reach from the At­ lantic to the Pacific across Mexico. The link stretches from Colima to Tuxpan, a distance of only 45 miles. The secretary of the interior has dismissed from the service Inspector George F. Wilson on account of dis­ closures made In connection with the Investigation of the charges against Senator Mitchell of Oregon. A petition by Mrs. Clara S. Hay. widow of the late Secretary John Hay, for the probate of his will been filed In the probate court. The petiUon states that Mr. Hay left prop­ erty, real and personal, to the value of more than » 260,000. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin and child of Boston lost their lives In a recent fire that destroyed the Marancook ho­ tel ^t Lake Marancook Me. The yacht Marguedora, owned by President Shonts of the/Panama nal commission, was destroyed by at Caranelle, Fla., recently. Eduardo Yero, secretary of public Instruction, died recently at Havana. Sir J. Alexander Swettenhi ernor of Jamaica, was marri^I recent­ ly to Miss Copeland of Klbblestone halL Staffordshire, England. Captain Patrick MacMahon of the yacht Mystic was burned to death and 18 persons were almost suffocated in a fire at Erie, Pa. The United States barracks Westlawn cemetery. Canton, Ohio, where the late President McKinley’» tomb is, was destroyed by fire cently. Superintendent Hussy of the provin­ cial police has been advised that the ChllcoUn, B. C, mail was rifled of »300 In currency and checks shortly before It reached 160 mile house from Alexis creek. Robert Machen, a half- breed, Is accused. The vicinity of Big Otter creek. In Clay county, 65 miles north of Char­ leston, W. Va., was visited by a cloud­ burst recently, In which five lives were lost and much damage done. Three robbers, one of whom was afterward captured, committed a dar- lng robbery Saturday afternoon in jewelry store of C. W. Johnson, 270 Wells street, Chicago. Evidence of the foundering of the schooner Pearl on the Pacific coast has at last been discovered. Nevada City, Cal.—Miss Bertha Bennetts, who filled Robert Wimber­ ly, her brother In law, recently, tes­ tified before the cjroner's jury that she killed Wimberly in the defease of her honor. The coroner’s Jury exon­ erated her. HA8 SLEPT FOR FOUR MONTHS. Catalepsy Case In Yonkers Is a Re­ markable One. New York.—Medical scientists throughout the country have had their attention directed to a remarkable case of catalepsy in Yonkers, where Charles Canepl, eight years of age. has been in an unbroken trance like sleep for more than four months, and It is probable a consultation of spe­ cialists In nervous diseases from this city will be called to investigate the case. On April 6 last, whlld whirling round a lamppost he became dizzy, o the ground and struck on the back of his head. Two days later he complained of pains In the head, and within a few minutes lapsed Into a state of unconsciousness from which is not awakened. RESULT OF EAST WAR C0HFAR1S0N HADE OF HEN LOST ON BOTS SIDES. Figures Complied eating— Russia’s Far In Excess o PEACE. at Tokio Are Inter- Loases Said to be ' the Japanese— Jap N . „ H . . Boon Inereatad bfi Cp- tured Vessels. ■-•rSSSrrr'A SUBMARINE RIDE cerned show as follows: \ | ----------------- Battleships. 2; displacement. 27,76i Cruisers, 4; displacement, 12,733. Other kind, 4; displacement, 4797. Destroyers, 2; displacement. 738. This makes a total of 12, with a toi cage of 46,025. Superiority of the Jape. Bumming up the entire naval situa­ tion In detail. It appears that the Japanese force of 76 vessels, with a PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT HAKES DIVE VITO TOPIDO BOAT. SEPTEMBER FEVER MONTH. Authorities st New Orlesne Will Have Hands Full. New Orleans.—Except In 1863, Sep­ tember has been the month yielding the largest number of fatalities during visitations of yellow fever, and the federal authorlUes are therefore tak­ ing steps to maintain their present control of the situation. September frequently brings Increased precipita­ tions. causing stagnant pools of wa­ ter, the overflow of cisterns and de­ struction of the effects of oiling. Germany Hopes for Peace. Berlin.—The chancellor. Prince Buelow. telegraphed to the Associated Press from Norderney a statement In response to an Inquiry as to Germany’ attitude toward the efforts being made to bring about peace between Russia and Japan. The telegram reads as follows: \Since the beginning of President Roosevelt’s action the German em­ peror, as well as his government, have never ceased to advocate the cause of peace wherever an oppor­ tunity offered Itself. Germany Is In­ terested as well as America In patting an end to the Hides and uncertainty Inseparable from every great war. The emperor and the German people dtally wish that President Roosevelt’s efforts may be successful. \VON BUELOW.” A t the session of August 29 the conference arrived at complete accord on all questions and it has been decided to pro­ ceed to the elaboration of a treaty. T h e Japs yielded practically everything. _______ Portsmouth, Aug. 80. — Peace be­ tween Russia and Japan was practioal- ly oonolnded at Tuesday morning’si sion of the peaoe conference. In the final struggle the Russians aobieved the victory. For the sake of peaoe the Japanese, with irmagnanimity worthy of their heroio achievements in this war, met the nltimatnm of the ozar and aban­ doned their demands not only for reim­ bursement for the cost of the for the repurchase of the northern half of Sakhalin at the same time agreeing to the division of the island. The Japanese withdrew artiolee 10 and 11 of the ]>eaoe conditions or­ iginally proposed (demand for the sur­ render of the interned warship and limitation of the Russian naval power i the far east.) An armistice was arranged immed­ iately. M. Witte said: “ The Japanese wanted to take our interned warships, sad 1 have not 'con­ sented. The Japanese wanted to limit our naval power in the far east, and I have not consented The Japanese wanted war indemnity or reimburse­ ment for the oost of the war—aye, de­ manded it— and I have not oonsented The Japanese wanted the Chinese Eastern railway sonth of Harbin, but I gave them only the railroad in the possession of their troops sonth of Chantafu. The Japanese wanted Sak­ halin, and I refused it, agreeing at the last moment to cede the southern half, and (hen only because I was ommanded by the sovereign to yield. Not only do we not pay so muoh as a kopeok, but we obtain half of Sakhalin, now in their possesion.” | “ It was a complete viotory to: us. Now that the general lines of the peace have been agreed ui>on the details will have to be considered and discussed by the oomjietent persona who have so- oompanied the plenii>otentiaric8. A l­ though a question of detail, they In­ clude matters of gTeat imporianoe. Chief among them is the armistice which Baron Komnra and myself have already propoeed to our emperors. The release of prisoners will oome up i— mediately.” SAY8 HE WAS KIDNAPED. ihn Betch, Aged 15, Also Tells Torture. Chicago, Aug. 29.—Declaring that 3 was kidnaped from his home Buffalo. N. Y., by a man who selxed him and hurried him away on a train, John Besch, 16 years of age, has told the police as to how he had been held captive and tortured by a stranger during the Journey from Buffalo to Chicago. The boy, according to his story, ar­ rived In South Chicago early last Fri­ day morning. He was, he said, made to beg on the streets, but later man­ aged to make his escape and came to the police. In connection with the peace nego­ tiations the estimates of Japanese and Russian losses during the war, Just compiled at Tokio, are Interesting In the extreme But the task of com­ pilation has not been easy. With re­ gard to casualties on the Japanese side tolerably accurate^tatlstics were published throughout 1904, although en In that period there were quite number of skirmishes which re­ mained without exact returns. But from the beginning of the current year the Japanese would seem to have concluded that In these matters se- crecyjs the wiser policy. Possibly In view of the fact that the Russians ob­ served reticence the Japanese decided be needlessly frank. At all events they have never made any of­ ficial statement of the total casualties during the seige of Port Arthur or * the great battle of Mukden. In these cases, therefore, recourse must be had private intelligence, supplemented a somewhat laborious calculation of ratios between aggregate losses and losses In commissioned rank. When the Russian figures are sldered it is dlfflcult, if not impossi­ ble, at times, to obtain details. In a large number of Instances there Is guide except the dead bodies aban­ doned on the field, and these must al­ ways have been considerably below the actual total of killed, while official returns, seldom published, were gen­ erally proved to err greaUy on the aide of under statement. Therefore the figures set down in the Russian column must be considered merely in the minimum. Casualties Tabulated. Following are the best obtainable statistics of casualties, the Japanr~ given first, the Russians second: Yalu—Japanese 1039, Russian 2398. Shlsanlltal—Japanese 146, ~ sunk or captured 64 ships, with a total displacement of 289,778 tons. It is true that this Includes the ships which the bestegera’ guns at Port Arthur bellied to disable, but It was owing the exertions of the Japanese fleet that these ships were driven Into Port Arthur and held prisoners there? Another Important point is whereas the Japanese have lost 12 ships; with a total displacement 46.026 tons, they have captured and added to their navy seven vessels, representing 44,486 tons. Nor Is Already at Port Arthur the bat­ tleship Peresvlet, 12,674 tons, and the armored cruiser Bay an, 7800 tons, have been raised, and at Chemulpo the protected cruiser Varlag, 6600 tons. Other ships will also bo raised, even with the addition of these three the Japanese. navy emerges with displacement of 25,465 tons greater than It had when the war commenced, whereas tne Russian navy has been practically annihilated. In addition It-should be remembered that there have been added to Japanese mercantile marine 49 eels, with an aggregate displacement 110,000 tons. It may be ob­ served that In no case has a noncom­ batant vessel been sunk by the Japa­ nese navy. Russian TWENTY MEN WERE DROWNED MONTANA ITEMS. Samuel Studslnski, a fur buyer and pawnbroker, who conducted a small place of business at Lewlstown, Mont-, was murdered last week. No clew. The new Christian church of Bill­ ings will be dedicated September >. Rev. J. H. Garrison, L. L. D, of 8L Louis, Mo., will deliver the dedicatory Y O L . r a . N O . 8. 300. Nanshan—Japanese 4207, 2370. Tellsz—Japanese 1163, Russian 9270. Fenshtflling—Japanese 171, Russian 460. Kalplng—Japanese 299, Russian 260. Motlenllng—Japanese 299, Russian 1000 . Klnotao—Japanese 423, Russian 1000 . Tashichlao—Japanese 1077, Russian 1Q00. Tomuchlng—Japanese 860, Russian 4250. Yushullngtsx and YangtexUng—Jap­ anese 946, Russian 2000. Llaoyang—Japanese 17,613, Russian 26,000. Shaho—Japanese 15,879, Russian 59,201. ‘ Forty-six skirmishes — Japanese 7000, Russian 7000. Skirmishes after Shaho-^fcpanese K), Russian 396. Newchwkng—Japanese 260, Russian Helkautai—Japanese 8000, Russian 10 , 000 . Skirmishes between Helkautai and Mukden—Japanese 650, Russian 1525. Mukden—Japanese 62,600, Russian 152,500. Chanatu—Japanese 100, Russian 390. Fakumun—Japanese 50, Russian 10 . Kalyuan—Japanese 75, Russian 800. Yingechlng—Japanese 70, ~ Fernandina, Fla., Aug. 28.—Twenty en, oonstitnting all bat two of the officers and crew of the Ameioan steamship Peoonio, Captain Jones, bound from Philadelphia to New Or­ leans with ooaL, were drowned by the niching of that vessel off the coast of Florida. The disaster was the result of a fierce gale, whioh raged along the ooast daring the night and morning. Lashed by the storm, an immense wave stmok the vessel with terriflio force about 12:80 in the morning. The 1m pact, coming just as the veeaelwas mak- turn, caused a shift of the oargo, he vessel leaned over and sank Immediately. The aocident ooourred so qnlokly that only two of those aboard her—an Italian and a Spaniard—were able to save themselves. They snooeeded in getting into a life boat, reached Amelia beach about noon, and on' ing told the story ol the disaster. At the time of the disaster the ship was about 200 miles northeast of here, headed sonth, and in the teeth of the gale. Thejvessel had been engaged in the fruit trade from Central America to New Orleans, bnt on aooount of quarantine regulations prohibiting the importation of bananas, she bad been engaged for two voyages to osrry ooal from Philadelphia to New Orleans. She was a ship of 1154 tons and had on board about 1600 tons of ooaL Was Aboard the VesMI About Three Hour»—One Time Boat Waa Under for 50 Mlnutee— President Delight­ ed With Experience—Pleaeed With Manner of Boat’s Handling. Oyster ' Bay.—President Roosevelt recently made a descent In Long Island sound on board the submarine torpedo boat Plunger. He was aboard the vessel about three hours, time the little boat was submerged for 60 minutes and In that time put through all of the submarine feats of which she ta capable. The president has expressed his delight at the novel experience, and said he Immensely Impressed with the boat and with the manner In which she was handled. In thus braving the dangers of submarine maneuvering, the president has endeared himself naval officers and men the world over, and made Lieutenant Charles Nelson, the commander of the Plunger, the proudest and happiest man In the United Statqa navy. The president long has desired to watch the operations of a submarine torpedo boat, and before this would have made a trip In one had he not been deterred from taking the risk by the advice of his friends and official associates. The special trial of the boat with the president on board took place In Long Island sound, Just off the en­ trance to Oyster bay. As soon as the president descended into the ¿oat the manholes were closed, and convoyed by the naval tender Apache, the Plunger started for the sound. No maneuvers were at­ tempted until the vessel was well be­ yond the entrance to the bay. A stiff northeast breexe which blowing kicked up a heavy sea In tho sound, but the Plunger behaved beau­ tifully. The water where the trial took place Is about 40 feet deep, sballow. In the opinion of Lieutenant Nelson and experts, to enable the best work. Soon after the vessel reached the necessary depth nHSwaa directed downward « leaped 600. To Part 8wedon and Norway. Stockholm.—The commissioners ap­ pointed to negotiate with regard to dissolution of the union of Sweden and Norwny were recently announced • follows: For Sweden—Christian Lundeberg, the premier; Count A. F. Wachtmeis­ ter, minister of foreign affairs; M. Staaf, member of the cabinet (wltn- out portfolio), and M. Hammarskjöld, minister of education and ecclesias­ tics. For Norway—Premier Mlchelson, Foreign Minister Loveland. Bernes, president of the storthing, and M. Vogt, former minister of the in­ terior. The commissioners will hold their first meeting at Carlsbad, Au­ gust 31. * . - Japanese 216, 8670, FIRED GAY RU88IANS OUT. Welyuantaumnn Russian 240. Port Arthur—Japanese 60,00 an 20,000. Naval casualties—Japanese Russian 6000. This makes a total of 166,766 for the Japanese and 329,779 for the Russians. Of prisoners reports Bhow 646 Jspa- taken and 67.701 as the number of Ruselan prisoners. This brings tne grand total Japanese side up to 167,402; Russian side up to 388,480. Turning to the question of material of war the story of the Russian naval squadron Is told as follows: Battleships sunk, 12; displacement, 144,958 tons., Armored cruisers, 6; displacement, 38,979. Seagoing coast defense Ironclads, 1; displacement, 4126. Cruisers. 6; displacement, 26,341 Other kinds. Including converted cruisers, 14; displacement, 26,222. Destroyers, 19; displacement, Naval Officers Bounced from 8an Francisco Hotel. San Francisco, Aug. 27.—Two ofa­ irs of the Russian transport Lena, now Interned at Mare island navy- yard; were turned out of the Palace hotel during the small hours. The ;ht watchman of the big hotel threw with their baggage, tally, two women guests at the ilace were required to leave “ *v‘ same time. Captain A. Ginther, who Is In com- craft was explained minutely to the president by Lieutenant Nelson, that afterward he experienced n< Acuity in understanding the maneuv- ■s which were performed. While the president thus was rei ig on the bottom of the sound In submarine boat, a storm 40 feet above him was raging unnoticed. Explanations of the working of the vessel having been completed. Lieu­ tenant Nelson began to put her through her paces. From the bottom porpoise diving waa tried, that la, the boat would ascend to the surface of the sound for several seconds, long enough to enable her commander to sight any warship that might be in view, and then dive again Immediate­ ly. After this maneuver had been re­ peated a few times the Plunger was sent down a distance of 20 feet below the surface and her engines stopped. Then the engines were reversed and the boat ascended to the surface back­ ward. Lieutenant Nelson made his boat perform the remarkable feat of diving to a depth of 20 feet, and. while going at full speed, reversing her en­ gines. Next the vessel was sub­ merged to a depth of 20 feet. There she was kept motionless, a demonstra­ tion of her ability to remain In that position for hours, while awaiting an opportunity to launch one of her tor­ pedoes at a vessel In a blockading squadron, which might be passing repassing a given polnL After many maneuvers had been performed Lieu­ tenant Nelson ordered all lights Cut off from the main body of the mine by several tons of rock. Con Sullivan, a single miner, was buried alive on the 200 foot level of a 1< mine In the Butte camp. The city council of Havre has de­ cided that church and school property, which is exempt from regular taxa­ tion, must be taxed the same as citi­ zen«' property for the new sewerage system being installed at Havre. Fraser brothers have sold to George Mitchell of Cody. Wyo., 2700 head of yearling sheep. The price Is various­ ly reported at from »3.60 to »4 per head. Sheepmen say that the eastern market for sheep was never better than at the present time. James Cairns, the tenth victim of the street car accident which occurred at Butte last Sunday night, died at the hospital, falling to survive the amputation of his left leg above the knee. He was an electrician, aged 30 years, and Is survived by a wife and three children. An extra stock train, bound east wae wrecked at Essex Sunday night and six cars of cattle, telescoped. Fireman Fred Johnson was pinned un­ der his engine for two hours with a bolt through his leg. Engineer Har­ rington and his fireman were also badly hurt. A coroner’s jury has returned a ver- dlot finding oensure for the Butte Streetcar company and the oity council in oonneotoin with the recent oollislon of a streetcar and the Bntte, Anaconda & Paciflo freight oar on the night of August 30, in whioh 10 persons lost their lives, and a soore of others were injured. The badly decomposed body of Geo. A. Reed, who has been missing since last June has been found In a shallow grave near Boulder creek. The body ■hows that Reed had been shot in the 10k. It is said that settlers in the Mission range oountry and the Swan lake sj^d Srnithh valley sections are becoming alarmed over the rapid spread of forest Ores whioh hare been burning for the past two day a After facing death for 24 hours, Con Sullivan, a Utah miner, was rescued Monday by a force of about 60 miners, who for the past day have been work­ ing in gangs of three and four with feverish haste. The Custer Sheep company, through the manager, M. F. Trask, st Billings, has sold to Fred Kllnk of Denver 11.- 500 wethers for »47,000, or at the rate of of »4.10 per head, which la one of the best sheep sales made In east- Montana In many years. The sheep purchased from Mr. Trask are worth from »5.75 to »6 per head In the Chicago market and will be ship­ ped there as soon as delivered. The dates of delivery are August 31 and September 1 at Peritsa, a point on the Burlington railroad. hla .„coad . t > . r d „ .= d.moa- licer Captain S. Raunnnoff, .re l i e ! *•'**• how thoreoghl, the membert officers who Mured ir. lbs eplaod.- “ ' ' “ T ” ; The women who »sure In fte adr.a- \orhefi perfeelly In the fim-hne... erl- turee of the Lena'. officer., . r ,lv.fi .1 with - much .kill mrfi . « . . . tha P.1.0. . week « o . One culm. « they perlorm.a the r fiotle. In the to be Mre. Samuel Smith, wife of a k'-oo oí lho doctric light diplomat In R ...1 . The other 1.1 Darlug ihe operation, of the Plun- MU. Allyn, unmarried, .nd n fiH f r U » *>■» lender Apm.be re.djlu.«l «ilk- fmm York ln a short distance, prepared to render CaptAln Ginther .nd CpUIn R a l™ “ *¡ manoff thretened the . I . l r .1 Me “ ¡T- s l ” not »«to d . how.r.r hotel would develop Into an Intern.- The prm.ld.nt U U f i * “ tlon.t complication. The Pal.ce ho- ¡be cm . m he left the yeanel tel autborltlen however, do not fear tu¡ “ ‘ any conaefiooncea. “ de.crtblnf hi. porteño.. Proal- Japan Discusses Terms. This\ makes a ¿„a; i t S7 boat., with P«*c. oonter.no. at Portamoutt. a displacement of 245,292. The broad result is very striking. Out of a total of 83 ships with a displacement of 410,224 tons sent by Russia Into the dent Roosevelt expressed great sali» faction with the manner ln which the tiny vessel was managed. He re­ marked particularly on the posslblll- >k!o. Aug. 29.—A specially sum- y e8 0j submarine torpedo boats led council of the cabinet and ,n actual warfare. He related the de- — jr statesmen Is now ln session dis- talla of hl8 experience with evident cussing the latest final phases of the piea8Ure. President Appeals to Japan. Nobody, not even the members of •his family, was aware of the presi­ dent's Intention to make the descent ln the Plunger, except, of course, Lieu- Peace Terms of History. The Japanese conditions of peace, from the Russian point of view, are undeniably hard, but that is because the price of defeat ln war is always terrible to the vanquished. The south­ ern states of the union paid no money indemnity, but think what worse things they suffered, says the Spring- field Republican. England had no mercy for the nationality of the Boers; she wiped It from the map. The United States did not merely free Cuba, but tore the entire colonial em­ pire of Spain from the mother coun­ try. Defeat Itself is hardest to bear. Cessions of territory and Indemnities are in later, years merely the scars of wounds that burned Into the souls of vanquished peoples. When we speak of peace terms as reasonable or unreasonable. It Is evi­ dent that we can use the words only relative sense. What do the prof­ fered terms signify in relation to the brand Issues of the war, and how do they compare with the terms exacted by other victorious powersT It would be' unjust to hold Japan ti> higher standards than the western nations recognize ln their own performances. If we contrast the Japanese conditions of peace with the conditions which Russia sought to Impose upon Turkey ln 1878, the last occasion when the St. Petersburg government occupied the overwhelming position of a victor In a military struggle. It will probably appear that the far eastern power will not suffer by the comparison. What­ ever tho exact terms now offered by Baron Komura may prove to be—and undoubtedly their general outline has been correctly given—it Is certain that they fall short ln severity of the Russian terms embodied ln the treaty of San Stefano, which would have been permanent but for the Interven­ tion of England and Austria and the then concert of Europe. persistent tenant Nelson. ^ ___ ___ Portsmouth.—There Is belligerent arena only 10, with a dis- report that President Roosevelt has placement at 63,636 tons, remain In made a new appeal to the emperor of Ether was first used ln surgical her fighting lino. I Japan- operations in 1846. Birthday celebrations are unknown among female Moors. They consider It complimentary to be absolutely ig­ norant of their age.

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