Sanders County Democrat (Plains, Mont.) 1909-1910, January 21, 1910, Image 1

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Ate- AlWar, , • e 4o Sanders County Democrat VOLUME I. • PLAINS. MONTANA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1910. NUMBER 14 4 MADE BOGUS MONEY COUNTERFEITERS NABBED IN SAN FRANCISCO. Federal Authorities Claim This Will Be a Very Important Capture—Doors Battered Down to Gain Admittance— Plant Located in Shack—Onet of Gang Makes Escape. ------- San Francisco.—The most complete and expensive coin counterfiting out- elt that has ever fallen into the hands of the federal authorities was captured here by secret service men recently and with it three men were arrested. The secret service men atiunt that the seiz- ures are of the greatest importance and followed months of unremitting ef- fort, with trails, leading in many direc- tions. The plant was located in a lonely ellitck on the rocky summit of Bernal heights, the highest hill in the city,' and was captured after a spectacular assault. Secret service operatives Harry Moffit and J. M. Nye were on the job and after definitely locating their quarry they called City Detect- ives Regan and O'Connell to their aid. On Hands and Knees. Last night the detectives on watch 4 • in the shrub -covered rocks saw four of the men they had marked enter the shack, but the attack was deferred in the hope that other members of the gang might come to cover. They were disappointed in this and late this aft- ernoon Operative Moffit decided to act. Creeping on hands and knees the , four officers approached the shack and on signal made a rush, but the house was well barricaded and they were compelled to batter an entrance with axes. While they were smashing in the doors one member of the gang es caped, making his way down a cliff on whose brink the hut stands. The three men gays their tisanes as Michael Angelo, Samuel Dicola and Samuel Ar- men. These are probably assumed names, and there is reason to believe that at' least two of the prisoners are important captures. After securing their prisoners the officers examined the plant, which •tilled the little hut, and were astounded at the complete mechanical excellence of the machinery. It was a miniature mint They found almost perfect dies for every coin from ten cents to ten dollars, and lathes, saws, stamps and -other accessories of the finest workman- ship. Stamps Same as in Mint,. The sianips are said to be of almost • the same pattern as those used in the United States mints. The largest stamp was so massive that it could not be carried into the federal building. It is too powerful for hand operation and probably fearing the noise of a motor or other power engine the gang bad devised and installed a compli- cated and ingenious system of levers and graduated weights applied by a long steel beam. No coins or metal were found, the raid having been timed just before the plant was to have been placed in operation. It is said the clue to the counter- feiters began with the purchase of the big stamp and has been followed for months. They refuse to say, however, where the stamp was bought. \Coins from dies identical with those we have here now,\ said one of the officers, \are now in circulation in the east and may have been made with this machine. It is probable, however, that the gang is part of a country -wide or- gan iza Lion. \ BALLINGER-PINCHOT TRIAL COMMITTEE List Said to Have Approval of Regular Republicans, Insurgents, and Democrats. The following members of congress will Censtitute the joint committee that will investigate the charges that have been made against Secretary of the In- terior Ballinger: From the senate—Republicans, Nel- son, Minnesota; Root, New York; Suth- erland, Utah; Flint, California. Demo -- cats, Hughes, Colorado; Paynten, Ken- tucky. From the houne—Republienne, Olm- sted, Pennsylvania; McCall, Maseachn- sena; Stevens, Minnesota; Madison, Kansas (insurgent). Democrats—James, Kentucky; Rainey, Illinois. Mining Prohibited. Captain John MeA. Webster, superin- tendent of the Spokane Indian reserva- tion in . enatern Washington, announcer' In a statement that no mining claims can be bleated on the reserve until President Taft issues a proclamation opening the mineral lands to location and entry. This order is looked to early next sprig, when, it is predieted, there will be a rush. Meanwhile, any one attempting in stake out such elaima will he treated as trespassers and evicted from the reservation. COOK'S SECRETARY ADMITS DISTRUST Walter Lousdale, Who Carried Records to Copenhagen, Has His Doubts. Copenhagen.—Walter Lonsdale is the most recent of the former associates and employes of Dr. Frederick A. Cook to admit a distrust of the man whose wiaim to the discovery of the north pole was rejected by the University of Copenhagen. Lonsdale was private secretary to United States Minister -Egan up to the time of the arrival here of Dr. Cook, with wfioin he then associated himself in a similar confidential capacity. He accompanied the explorer to the United States, made the typewritten duplicate of the pollr records and tbrongtit the data here for examina- tion by the university committee. He has remained loyal to his employer un- til now, when he says he is beginning to doubt him. Lonsdale states that he received a letter from Cook under date of De- cember 24 and mailed from a city in southern Spain. According to this let- ter Cook was on the sea from Decem- ber 14 to December 24, and therefore was not acquainted with the decision of the examining committee when the letter was written. Since the receipt of this letter Lonsdale says he has heard nothing from Cook, though he has addressed several telegrams to him at a point where he thought the explorer could be reached. Lonsdale estimates that Cook cleared $50,000 from the exploitation of his uretie reputation. BOXED APPLE IS BIG MONEY WINNER -- -- Year's Statistics Show Fancy Prices Paid for Product From Northwest. Statistics compiled from reports by growers and handlers show that the production of commercial apples in 1909 was a matter of 22,735,000 bar- rels, of which 2,4.35,000 barrels, or 7,305,000 boxes, were marketed by west- ern orchardists. California and Colo- rado report crops of 80 and 90 per cent, respectively, while the yields in the other western states are given at from 35 to 40 per cent. The crops in 'Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana were shorter than at any time in the last five years, but the growers received more money for their fruit than in either 1908 or 1907. They also teceived more than the growers packing their apples in bar- rels, as is evidenced by reports from Boston, New York and Chicago, show- ing winter apples in barrels selling at from $3 to $6..a barrel, wholesale, while boxed apples are quoted at from $2.50 to $5, with extra fancy selling as high as $7.50 a box. GOOD ROAD ROAD MOVEMENT All Classes Are Urged to Cooperate and Help. Ex -President Roosevelt Struck the keynote when, in his comment on the report of the country life commission, he said: \It is the application of the knowledge already in the possession of the great majority of the rural popula- tion which means the Weal uplift of country life to what it really should be, the lift worth while.\ Since, then, the initiative must come from the farmer and the township or- ganization, it is proper that the county organization assume the position of a central clearing boos for the various townships, acting as a collecting, dis- ributing and investigating organization. The county organization, as conducted in Spokane, assumes the attitude of mediator and mentor for its smaller township organizations, with which it is working for mutual economic interests and the development of a community spirit. The large , moneyed interests of the city, the automobile owners, real estate dealers, merchants, manufacturers, rail- roads and other transportation com- panies are asked to do their propor- tionate share toward securing good roads throughout the county. When the state levies a tax of one mill on all taxable property in a county to be ap- plied to the state highway fund, it is reasonable to presume that the large holders of real and personal property in a county, to be applied to the state highway fund, it is -reasonable to pre- siime that the large holders of real and personal property in the cities are contributing as much, if not more, of their proportionate share of the actual money spent by the state on country roads, yet this phase of the ease is the one which it is hardest to impress on the resident of the rural communities. Weston to Walk Again. Edward Parton Weston, the aged pedestrian, is planning to walk from Lon Angeles a New York, /darting Jan - nary 29. Ho hopes to establish a new record for the trip. The prodigal 'ion, repentant, or at *ay rate weary of the diet of husks forced upon his kind by a vigilant po- lice mystela, - had experienced a change of heart and joined the church. The good sisters were dist - tufting his desire- bility. BRITISH ELECTIONS LIBERALS SURE TO SUFFER GREAT LOSSES. Unionists Make Gains—Lloyd-George Mobbed by Big Crowd at Grismbee— He Sought Protection of the Police- -Popular Vote Goes Against the Gov- ernment in Many Constituencies. The recent elections in London and provincial constituencies indicate a lib- eral majority in the next parliament of anywhere from 100 to 150. The standing of the various parties, including uncontested seats, follows: Unionists, 43; liberals, 37; laborites, 6; nationalists, 5. Unionist gains, 18; liberal gains, 3; laborites gains over liberals, 1; - no change, 69. Of the 12 seats contested in Lon- don, the liberals hold seven and the unionists five, three of the latter be- ing gains in North LambethAllrixton and Fulham. Liberal Majority Reduced. The results of the polling tend to confirm the forecast that the liberals will retain control of the government with a greatly reduced majority. The unionists hava gained an encouraging nuaber of seats, although less than 29 whia they expected to take away, from the liberals out of the 74 balloted for. The popular vote goes strongly against the liberals. The members of that party who hold seats won them in this election by majorities ranging from 30 to 60 per cent below their majorities in 1908. Manchester and Birmingham give heavy unionist gains. Birmingham has been strongly conservative, the result of Joseph Chamberlain's crusade for protection. The unionists carried the city solidly by increased majorities, nearly 8,000. larger than in 1906. In Manchester the unionists increased their votes, for while the liberals still have five of the six seats, the liberals' ma- jorities were decreased nearly 9,000. The most sweeping change in Lou- den was ig Fulham Oorourib, where the middle class population went enthu- siastically for tariff .reform, giving W. Hayes Fisher, unionist, a majority of 2,000. Devonport, where the big navy issue was predominant, wiped out the lib crab majority.. Waldorf Astor and Sir H. Mortimer Durand, the former ambassador to the United States, who contested the two Plymouth seats as unionists, were de fasted. W. Joynson•Hicks, the unionist who beat Winston Spencer Churchill in the Manchester bye -election of 1908 by 494 votes, loses his seat to Sir G. Kent libernl, by 783. Rt. Hon. G. Wyndham, who will be governor general of Canada if the unionists take on the government, car- ried his seat by a slightly increased majority. Premier Asquith 'a brother-in-law, Sir E. Tennant, lost his seat for Salisbury to the unionist, 0. Locker -Tepee!\ by 515. Mob Menaces Lloyd -George. The most exciting scenes occurred at Grimsby, where - a mt nacing crowd threatened Davis Lloyd -George, chan cellor of the exchequer, compelling him to flee under protection of the police from a hall where he had been speak ing, much as he was driven from a pro Boer meeting at Birmingham during the South African war, when he es caped disguised as a policeman. Part of the provocation for the boa tility shown toward him was caused by the chancellor's unusual course in ad- dressing the voters on polling day, which has never obtained before in England, and which is considered un constitutional by many. His speech in eluded a prediction of disaster to the German fleet if it fought England. Referring to invincibility of the British navy, he declared: \If the German fleet, in a moment of madness, ever attacked Great Britain it would be at the bottom of the German ocean in a very few 'hours.' A big crowd waited outside the hall. and when the chancellor appeared raised shouts of \Traitor \Pro - Boer.'' The chancellor retreated with. in the building and a cordon of police kept back thlf crowd. The polling was noteworthy from the thousands of automobiles employed in London districts to carry voters to the polls. Unionists, that being the party of the rich, had by far the greater number of motors at their command. Fieveral cabinet members \'poke before their constituents. Premier , Asquith. Foreign Secretary Edward Grey and Chaneellor Lloyd -George devoted their speeches mainly to upholding the gov- ernment's management of the navy. Winston Spencer Churchill, president of the froerd of trade, speaking at Dundee, denounced the party of privilege and &sec PRESIDENT TAFT'S LATEST MESSAGE Salient Points of Friday's Letter Are Herewith Briefly Told. Congress should sanction a $30,000,000 bond issue, complete promised reclama tion projects in the west and keep faith with the settlers. Conservation of the soils should be cared for with all the means at the gov- ernment's command, and states should aid. Lands should be classified as to values and the right to mine should be sepa- rated from the title to the surface. Coal and other mineral could be dis- pieled of by lease on a royalty basis, with proper restrictions against monop- olies. Such laws should apply to Alaska as well as the United States. Antiquated land laws should be amended and brought up to date. The \open river\ should be revived. Cougress might begin with an appropri- ation of $63,090,000 to make dams in the Ohio above Cairo, Ill., and provide navigable water the year round. Forests should be jealously guarded and fostered and economy in the cut should be guarded. States must pro- vide means to check waste by private owners. Water power sites must be kept out of the hands of combinations, long-time leases under proper restrictions might give private capital more freedom. All natural resources must be made to yield in plenty and kept as nearly perfect as possible. SUITS WELL TEST ' CORPORATION TAX Actions Begun in illinois and Min- nesota Courts for That Purpose. Chicago.—A fight on the federal cor- poration tax law, which provides for a tax of 1 per cent on net incomes of cor- porations which exceed $5,000, was launched here Saturday when a suit intended to test the constitutionality of the law was filed in the United States circuit court. Fred A. Smith, a stockholder, filed , the bill of complaint against the Great Northern Trust company and its di- rectors to restrain them from voluntar- ily complying with the provisions of tee act. It is reported here that a large fund has bee, raised for the purpose of con- ducting an organized crusade on the law. CTIRB THE RAILWAYS. Townsend of Michigan Tells of Bill for Interstate Commerce Court Repeesentative Townsend, to whom the administration has entrusted the bill for carrying out the president's idea for the amendment of the inter- state commerce law, says that the bill would provide for a special court for the consideration of railroad disputes, the prohibition of ownership of stock in competing lines of roads, prohibit the issuance of stocks and bonds held by railroads in excessive amounts and generally clothe the commission with greater power. Mr. Townsend ex- pressed the opinion that the measure would be the most radical ever rec- ommended by any president. CREW OF SCHOONER SAVED Captain and Crew, With Faintly, Get Safely into San Francisco. San Francisco, Jan. 17.—Captain Paul Rappmundt, his wife and three -months - old child, his 16 -year -old son, Paul Rapp- giundt, Jr., and the entire crew of seven of the wrecked schooner San Suenoven• tura, were saved from the sea. They arrived in San Francisco on the steam- er Fairhaven, and the first news of them received since their vessel drifted ashore at the mouth of Rogue river, came from the Fairhaven 'a signals as the . steamer steamed in through the Golden Gate. Tbe party was taken from the sinking, water-logged lumber schooner after three days of terrible hardship and suffering. They had about despaired of their chance of escape from death in the ocean when the Fairhaven hove in might just before dusk and the rescue was accomplished despite the heavy Rea that was running. WOULD RESTORE CANTEEN. Missour Representative Offers Amend - went to Army Bill. The subject of the army canteen was brought up in the house recently and an editorial from a Chicago paper was read into the record by the clerk. It denounced congress as a \bigoted and hypocritical body\ for not restoring f be, tanteen. Representative Bartholdt of Min moue, who had the editorial read, said he werild offer an amendment to the army bill restoring the army canteen. The newspaper editorial recited the instance of a earload of insane soldiers being brought from the Philippine Islands and said their insanity had been caused by the Were to 'ripply a well controlled canteen, thee mem ing them to fall victims to the hehit of drinking poisonous and highly &leo holie drinks. NORTHWEST NOTES ITEMS FROM IDAHO, MONTANA AND WASHINGTON. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur- rounding Country—Numerous Acci- dents and Personal Events Take Place --Business Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON ITEMS. The oldest woman of the Coeur d'Alene tribe of Indians died at the age of 112 years, recently, on the res- ervation near Rockford. She was 1 the mother of Fat Anque, Spotted L ie and Mrs. Susan Reaquis, the latter ha lag recently. died, aged 79. The wheat convention which closed Saturday in Pullman was one of the best in the history of the association and was attended by a large number and a greater per cent of farmers: • T. B. Queener, aged 73, one of the pioneers of the Palouse river country in Idaho, died recently. The special election held in We- natehee for the purpose of voting on the issuance of $50,000 in bonds result- -ad in a vote of 61 for and 5 against. This money will be used for refunding city warrants and also to carry on pro- posed municipal improvements. The Oroville city council has authoe- ized the erection of a two-story con- crete city hall to coat $4,000. Beeause of scarcity of live stock, the retail price of all cuts of beef in the local markets has advanced 2 3 / 2 cents, a pound, and another rise is looked for within two weeks. Sheriffs of Washington met in North Yakima Tuesday for a three days' ses- sion. The Knights of Pythias of Pasco have decided to build a home for the local lodge. The proposed building will be erected on the lodge's property on Third and Lewis street and will cost $40,000. The farmers of the Washington, Ore- gon and Idaho unions met at the Walla Walla meeting this week. C. M. Fassett has been elected presi- dent of the Spokane Chamber of Com- merce. The three small children of Mrs. Oscar Backman, living at Winlock, near Chehalis, were incinerated in a fire that destroyed the Backman home at Winlock recently. The origin of the fire is not known. Of the 482 applicants for teachers' certifleates who took the recent exam- inations 72 were natives of Washington, 45 were born in Iowa, 32 in Illinois, 31 in Wisconsin, 30 in Missouri, 23 in Nebraska, 22 each in Ohio and Michi- gan, 21 in Kansas, 19 in Indiana, four in Oregon, 13 were foreign born, 13 did not state their nativity and the others were natives of 21 other states of the Union. L. W. Seth, proprietor and editor of the Kennewick Courier, died recently of typhoid fever. Death surely has exacted its full toll from the unfortunate Stephenson fam- ily of North Yakiba, which has lost four children since December 2. Fifteen telegraph wire men are string- ing a special leased wire in this state from Chicago to Portland, which will be used by commission houses each aft- ernoon for the market reports. \Ilft fter 4 o'clock it will be used by press as- sociations. I. Garthy of Kettle Falls has a new ase for his automobile by jacking up the drive wheels and using it am a motOr power for running a circular saw. The annual meeting of the stock- holders of the Wenatchee Valley Fruit Growers' association will be held Jan- uary 31. No better testimonial of the effi- ciency of Washington State college has been shown than that men come direct from England and Scotland to enter the college for the special courses taught. There are nearly 30 subjects of the British empire enrolled and sev- eral of theme came direct from their homes across the Atlantic for the sole purpose of enrolling. The Worcester Fruit di Land company, compoeed principally of Worcester (Mass.) capitalists, has purchased 2500 acres in the outskirts of the Horse Heaven country, near Luzon, on the S., P. & S., and will install an irrigation '13-Mem. Electrical generating plants will drive large pumps, forcing R,500,000 gallons each day from the Columbia riv- er through pipet. As yet no movement has been made to choose a successor to Dean Lock- wood, formerly of All Saints Episcopal cathedral, Spokane, who recently re - 'rived to go to North Yakima. IDAHO JOTTINGS. The town of Grand Forks, on the Mil- waukee road, was burned again Satur- day morning. This is the second con- flagration in Grand Forks within five months. Idaho was well represented Saturday when the house of congress held mei rises in recognition of the unveiling of the statute of George L. Shoup,• - one-time governor and senator of that state. Many Washington, Montana and Oregon citizens complimented Idaho by attend- ing. The senate held similar exercises Monday afteruoon, Senator ileyburn and others speaking. Representative Hamer gave the chief eulogy in the house. For the first time in years the Salmon river is frozen completely over. \Milwaukee trains into Bovill from St. Melees on March 1 over the tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sounds railroad,\ is the prediction of leading railroad contractors who have been pushing the work as hard as weath- er conditions would permit since early, last summer. George Tophan, one of the oldest white men in the United States, and the oldest on the Pacific slope, died recent- ly at Grangeville, after a brief illness, aged 103 years. He was born in Sus- sex, England, and came to New York in 1848, joining the rush to the California - gold fields in 1849. W. P. Boyle, a well known miner and prospector, was shot and instantly kill- ed by \Snowshoe\ Brown in a gam- bling game in a saloon in Dixie, a small mining camp. In lees than two years the member- ship of the Farmers' Educational and Cooperative union has grown from noth- ing to more than 2000 in the LewistOn country. The Washington Water Power com- pany has filed a condemnation suit in the federal court of Judge Deitrich at Moscow, to condemn all the lands in the Coeur d'Alene river valley that havecebeen damaged by the company. It is claimed the suit would cover all the remaining lands along the river during high water mark and the river banks fall in, and asserted there are 3500 acres of bottom lands between St. Marie. and St. Joe or Ferrell. Alleging that the Northern Pacific railroad has been shipping cattle with- out having them inspected, Sheriff George W. Welker of Nez Perce county has notified the general agent at Lewis- ton, W. J. Jordan, that the practice must cease or he will take action. The Grangeville Water company has just completed improvements to add 50 per cent to the efficiency of the serv- ice. About 3,600 feet of six-inch pipe have been laid to drain half a dozen springs into the main reservoir. The pressure will be greater and the sup- ply of water plentiful, while the de- velopment of additional springs im- proves the quality of the water. MONTANA NEWS. Announcement is made by the newly chosen temporary officers of the White- fish and Poison Electric Railway com- pany .that immediately it will put a crew of engineers in the field to look out a route for the proposed line north and south through the Flathead valley. County Attorney J. C. Huntoon of Lewistown has filed an information charging Cyrus A. Spangler, a well- known Forest Grove rancher and stock - grower, who killed Lawrence Boland re- cently, with the murder in the first de- gree. Spangler refuses to give any ex- planation. \Rocky Boy,\ a renegade chief of a small band of Chippewa Indians given an allotment on the Blackfoot reservation is to cut logs and work in the woods this winter to pay for his keep and that of his tribe. The agent finding he must either furnish them with food and clothes or with labor, arranged with the Two Medicine hum her company, which has bought 1,000,- 000 feet of timber from the Blackfoot National forest, for \Rocky Boy\ and his nine men to do this work. The Ia- diens were around Helena for a number of years but being without work they had fallen into poverty. During last week President Hill of the Great Northern railway was enter- tained by Libby and Kalispell citizens. With face, neck and shoulders terribly burned and bits of flesh from her neck to her waist falling from her body, Mrs. Tim Lynch, fatally burned, screaming with pain, ran from her home in Butte Sunday morning and threw hermit in the snow. A moment before she had saturated her clothes with coal oil and touched a match to her flimsy garments. The cause of the terrible deed is said to be domestic unhappiness. She died a few hours later. A club of 100 eastern millionaires has been formed with the object of establishing in Montana the greatest game preserve in the world. Walter A. Wheeler of Philadelphia, one of the lending spirits of the club, is now in the west closing the deal for a great tract of wild land near the Yellow- stone park, which will Include then -- minds of acres suitable for game of all aorta. The annual report of the state rail- road commission, recently made public,. shows that during the year there were 137 fatalities and 868 cases where per- sons were injured. Of the fatalities, 56 were railroad employes and Cl other than employes. Of the injured 709 were employes and 159 other than em- ployes. In the year ended November 30 last railroad construction was com- pleted as follows: Chicago, Milwau- kee Puget Sound, 319 mile.; Gallatin Valley Electric_, 18 mites; Gilmore 6 Pittsburg, 23 miles; Great Northern, 52 mile; Montana Western, 20 miles; Northern Nelda, 23 miles. Longevity Is most frequent in eons - tries of low birth.

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