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I , *°A;v4-411\4-- • • • 4 Sanders County Democrat VOLUME I. - PLAINS. MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1910. NUMBER 16 NORTHWES1 NEWS ITEMS is the first actual work ever done to - NOTES SELECTED FOR BUSY READERS. ABOUT PEOPLE AND EVENTS DI MONTANA, IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON ITEMS. The farmers' unions of Grant and Lipcoln counties are arranging to form a mutual insurance company. Clair Inkster of Davenport, nearly 80 years old, met with a painful mishap when wood fell on him in the wood - house, crushing his foot and ankle. After being without a pastor for several mouths Grace Episcopal chureh of Dayton has secured the services of the Rev. John S. Cole of Waverly, Iowa. Clyde Otto Lee, a waiter wanted in Whitman county on a charge of wife desertion and nonsupport, was brought back from Tacoma recently by Deputy Sherif Sargent of Colfax. J. M. Helfer, arrested several weeks , ago at Walla Walla for selling mort- gaged property, pleaded guilty before Judge Brenta in the superior court re- cently and was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $200. At Pomeroy Robert R. Santo, another of Garfield county's pioneers, was bur- ied recently. He was born at Fort Madison, Iowa, in 1862. In the spring of 1882 he came to Garfield county, where he has since made his borne. The fruit growers Of north Yakima have appointed a committee to see -what can be done in the way of im- porting such song birds as eat worms. Thrushes, linnets and finches are considered good birds for the fruit growers. James Conway, who has been con- fined in the county jail at Walla Walla for two weeks, was found insane re- cently and will be committed to Med- ical Lake. During the Spanish-Ameri- can war Conway enlisted for service in an Orogen regiment. The Yakima and Kittitas Cattle and Horse Grazing association was organ- ized at North Yakima recently by 150 stockmen operating on the Racher re serve. The object of the organization is to cooperate with the government forest service. Three girls of, Sydney Johnson, a baybaler of Wapato, were found in dis- tressing circumstances recently by the Rey. A. W. Laningham of the Washing- ton Herne Finding society. They will be taken to North Yakima and cared for until sent to the children's home in Seattle. The police of Seattle have been un- able to identify the man who was mys- teriously shot and killed in a lodging house in the lower part of the city re- cently. Grace White, a woman who was in the room with the man prior to the shooting, is being held for fur- ther questioning. Mayor John F. Miller of Seattle has appointed a commission of seven mem- bers to revise the city charter, it be- ing the intention to present a charter, providing for semi commiesion,•form of government, abolishing all ward lines, and reducing the number of councilmen. The commission will have 22 months in *bleb to complete its work. When Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Pope, residing five miles northwest of Cou- lee City, awoke yesterday they found Harold Ray, their son, aged 2 years, dead by - their side in bed. With the exception of a slight cold the child was in its Usual good health when they went to bed. The cause of death is a mystery, though it is thought meinhranoun croup. The weekly statement of State Treas- urer Lewis shows cash on hand in all • state funds of $455,046, with receipts for the week of $126,912, and disburse- ments of $107,903. There was $64,000 received during the week for the gen- eral fund, most of which came horn King county tax collections. General fund disbursements were about $72,000, leaving about $45,600 on band. John JAMPfl Graves, father of Jay P. Graves, president of the Inland Empire system, and of Frank IT. Graves and Will G. Graves, sittorneys, died at Spo- kane recently. He was born in Boone county, Kentucky, October 16, 1819, and at the age of 16 years moved with his parents to Flaneock county, Illinois, living there until the fall of 1689, when he came to Spokane,. MONTANA NEW& Jack Lashell, a wealthy resident of Lothrop, near Miermitla, 50 years o/d, died recently from the effects of a rifle wound inflicted by his wife while pro- tecting her children from his drunken -violence. Strong efforts are being made at Borefrran, Mont., to secure the lotion of a beet sugar plant at that place, Already contracts have been made with the farmers for planting 500 sires to slight beetle. 1 Engineer F. E. Marsh recently made the 1111t, survey for the proposed line of the Whitefish &Poison Electric Rail- way company. The road is to be financed entirely by Flathead men, who recently organized the company. This ward such an enterprise in the Flathead valley. A deal has been closed whereby Mon- treal capitalists become the owners of the Goldflint and Keystone mines at Sylvanite, in western Montana. Two mills are included in the deal, one run by water and the other by steam. The consideration was $75,000. The concern is known as the Lincoln Mining com- pany. • Alter a preliminary hearing in which a number of alleged libelous articles were intrciduced as evidence, J. II. Raf- ferty, editor of Treasure State at Helena, was bound over to the district court. Rafferty was arrested on com- plaint of Mayor Edwards, who charged criminal libel for the publication of various articles reflecting on the mayor's administration. Some Kalispell citizens , have pre- sented a protest against sending B. Rhoades as delegate to Washington to speak' for the opening up of agricultural lands within national forests and of lands withheld on the Flathead Indian reservation for irrigation purposes. They oppose appropriating any county money to send such a delegate. The body which chose him did so in the be- lief that the county would pay the expenses, or a part of 'hem. Annie Big Beaver wants a divorce from Aaron Big Beaver and the right to assume her maiden name of Annie Bob Tail Horse. This Annie made known in complaint for divorce 'filed in the district court at Kalispell re- cently, in which her husband is charged with cruelty and threats. Cecile Iron Pipe, for the same reason, wants a divorce from Joe Iron Pipe, and wants to. assume her name of Cecile Big Cow. All are Blackfeet Indians hiring on the Blackfoot reser- vation east of the Rocky mountains. IDAHO JOTTINGS. Two hundred hogs from Darnaque prairie, on the north side of Salmon river, reached Grangeville recently for shipment to Spokane. The animals were purchased for 8 2-4 cents a pound. Carrie Nation, who was expected to include Wallace in her swing around the northwest, has notified Wallace persons who extended her invitations that she will not be able to stop there. The Coeur d'Alene Brewing com- pany's plant has been sold at auction for $15,500, R. H. Hall of Coeur d'Alene being the purchaser. Before the sale may be consummated it must be confirmed by Referee L. L. Lewis of the bankruptcy court. The brewery brought under the hammer abont $1 to every $15 Invested, the original cost being approximately $225,000. \Kentus\ Finch, who recently be- came the proud father of his 25th child, is again in trouble with his old enemy, 0. E. Redluad. The Finch-Redlund feud is of long standing and has bad many outbreaks, some resulting in bloodshed. Recently, Finch alleges, Redlund pulled a gun and threatened to do him great bodily harm. There- upon he had Redlund arrested and he was released on a $300 bond. LIBERALS GRADUALLY GAINING. They Point Out Government's Purely English Majority Will Be Forty. London.—The week closes with the liberals in better heart as a result of their gradually swelling total. They emphasize the fact that, with the la- borites, the government's purely British majority will be 40. The fact Ulla Premier Asquith and Chancellor Lloyd - George are taking a brief holiday after a short conference is reassuring to the ministerialists, who nee in this evidence of harmony in the cabinet. The unionists are confident that the government will be plunged into diffi- culties from the outside by the labor- ites, who are certain to reintroduce their \right to work\ bill, rejected by the gqvernment in the last parliament. Moreover, the debate on the address Is likely to be animated. A host of amendments is foreshadowed, including the home rule and fiscal questions. The latter, however, is likely to be in the background as far as parliament is concerned, although an active propa- ganda will be continued in the con- stituencies. KIDNAPER IS CAPTURED. Mexican Forced Pretty Stepdaughter to Elerpe With Him. San Diego, Cal., Jan. 30.—After seven weeks of tireless/vigil, the police re- cently captured Juan Aldarez, accused of kidnaping his 14 -year -old step- daughter and holding her captive in the wilds of Mexico. Aldarez, infatuated with the girl, dole from bed beside hi a wife, the child 'e mother, on the night of Decem- ber 3 end entering the girl's bertroAm seized and botind her, and fled for Mexico. hater the girl MIttitlitPd to \- cape from her stepfather and. make her way home, where she told a story of inhuman treatment and enforeed at- tentions. Morse thbri the hunt for Al - darer has been relentless, ending with FLOOD IN GAY PARIS MANY SUFFER IS THE SESULT. WATER IS SUBSIDING, BRINGING SOME RELIE—FEAR - FIRE AND PESTILENCE. Paris, Jan. 30.—Paris disaster in facts and figures: Damage, $300,000,000, Lives lost, 100. Area of inundated regions, four and a half square miles. Maximum height of Seine, 30 feet 11 inches. Sewers flooded and burst by water, 200 miles. Worst flood since 1658. - Persons homeless, penniless or other- wise affected, 100,000. Refugees who fled into city, 975. Americans in Paris, 30,000. Relief funds contributed, $1,500,0013. River falling now. New perils are fire, Apaches and pestilence. London, Jan. 30.—That the full story of the devastation and suffering caused by the French flood is being carefully suppressed and censored out of tele- grams by the French government is the statement made here by refugees ar- riving from the French capital. \The French government does not care to scare the horde of tourists whose millions annually make Paris the city it is, and for that reason, the true situation is being kept from the outside world.\ Water Receding. Paris.—Slowly the swollen waters of the Seine, which have reached their high mark, are subsiding, and the fall measured four and one-half inches— enough to bring a sense of relief to the desolated and distracted city. The danger of some great calamity, such as .has been predicted, now seems over, although the situation contisnes critical, particularly near the St. La- zaire station, where entire streets and solid blocks of buildings threaten to sink through the crust into the waters beneath. The effect of the removal of the water pressure is to weaken foundations generally and this causes the greatest anxiety. Besides, there will be thou- sands of acres to be cleared off when the water has receded. It is believed the breaking of the dank at Gennevillieres approximately has k,hastened the climax by releasing an iimeuse amount of water, but the rons uences below are appalling. Gen evillieres and Colombes have 80,000 'nhabitants. The sections are complet submerged, the water reach- ing the' e of houses in the lower section, while the flood is backing up into the center of Asnieres. Certainly 40,000 people have been driven from their homes in the valley of the Seine to hospital and other buildings placed at their disposition. Premier Briand gave a categorical de- nial to reports that the government contemplated proclaiming a state of siege in the city. Ile said that there would have been no hesitation to do this if the necessity had arisen, but that the public had manifested complete confidence in the government and was co-operating in such splendid fashion that France might well be proud before the world. Free Food and Clothing. Sixty relief stations have been es- tablished rn Paris, as well as camps for the free distribution of soup, food and clothing in the outskirts of in- undated towns and villages along the river. Nevertheless, conditions, espe- cially in country districts, are pitiful. The houses of farmers are submerged to their roofs and in many cages in- habitants have lost everything. It is estimated that the Seine, which under normal conditions moves throligh Paris at the sluggish rate of less than a mile an hour, is now carrying 30 times the ordinary volume at 20 miles an hour. A number of deplorable incident* have been reported. Several shop- keepers who attempted to charge quadruple prices have been mobbed, while a grocery man who was driven to the upper story of his ouse by an angry crowd fired a revolier, wound- ing a woman. Rowdies have attempted to pillage many houses and at several towns they have been drivetroff by the Explanations of the floods given by French scientists are of especial In- terest. Etienne Mantillas Meunier, an eminent geologist, considers the phe- nomenon to be more 'of a geological than * meteorological nature. He de- aler** the soil of the entire basin on the Seine has become filled to the point of eomplete saturation in the preced- ing three months of general nine with moderate temperatures, which retarded his capitol+ when he ventured bask evaporation. When the heavy rains his home. !mime last week the ground was alien lutely imperm. able and the water ran off as if from a cement floor. Ambassador Bacon Active. The American chamber of commerce, presided over by Ambassador Bacon, adopted resolutions of sympathy. The American ambassador said he and Con- sul General Mason were receiving cable- grams offering aid if agreeable to the French government. \The offering of aid from abroad,\ said Ambassador Bacon, \is a matter of great delicacy upon such occasions, but I am sure that contributions from Americans in all parts of the world, or from anybody else, will be gratefully received.'' Premier Briand has arranged for flour mills and oil reservoirs in the west and north to send flour and oil to Paris by special trains, so that the danger of a bread and oil famine is practically over. Learning that speculators were plan- ning to corner the potato market and send prices up, the government issued an edict that if this is carried out speculators will be sternly prosecuted. The footbridge erected at the Es- planade des Invailes collapsed, pre- cipitating scores of people into the water. All were rescued by soldiers. Theaters present weird sights. The electricity having failed, managers have resorted to lamps and candles. Water pouring into the basement of the Opera Comique suddenly drowned the electric dynamo and the opera was sung in al- most complete darkness. It is impossible to estimate the dam- age done to the 300 odd famous bridges across the Seine in Paris. The water is still too high to permit more than a cursory examination of them, but it is believed driftwood lodged against the abutments has caused great damage. The prefecture of the Seine officially announced that all danger of the flood was over and notified citizens that they might return to their homes. As a re- sult the places of refuge are less crowded and better accommodations can be given to the thousands of people from the rural districts who sought refuge in Paris when driven from their homes. Prefect of Police Lepine sent out a bulletin urging sightseers to stay away from Paris until the flood subsides. Already there has been an inflow of tourists and the meagre supply of food far from sufficient. An agitation was started to have the $180,000,000 recently voted for the beautifying of the city used in repair- ing the city. Sending Relief to Paris. Washington. --The American National Red Cross. has appropriated from its contingent funds $5,000, which was sent to Paris. _.. Boston.—The people of Massachusetts have sent to Paris a preliminary contri- bution of $50,000. Providence, R. I.-41overnor Pothier sent a message to President Taft stat- ing that the state of Rhode Island stood ready to contribute toward the Paris relief fund. King and Queen Give. London.—King Edward and Queen Alexandria each contributed $5,000 to the Mansion house fund for the relief of the flood sufferers in France. The fund now amounts to $25,000. HIGH PRICES CAUSE CHILD LABOR EVIL Expense of Living Drives Children From Schools, Bays Inspector Davies. Chicago.—Factory Inspector Davies recently issued a statement that high prices of food have driven the children of pr parents out of school and into factories, shops and stores. Figures compiled during the last two months of the year of 1909 show that a enrprie- ingly large number of children were forced to abandon their studies in or- der to help parents unable to get along without their aid. Davies attributes this condition to extortionate prices charged for the necessaries of life. The comparative figures are as follows: During November, 1909, 990 children left school to go to work; November, 1908, 705 children; December, 1009, 803 children; 1908, 569 children. THIS TRAIN RAN AMUCK. Mangles Two at One Crossing, Two More at Another. Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 31.—Pennsyl- vania train No. 9, westbound, today struck and killed Mrs. Royce Over- land and fatally injured her hostand at a crossing near Londensrille. Fur- ther on the train struck an automobile on the outekirts of Crestline, a few miles away, and killed J. It. Siglock, aged 60, and Charles E. Cleiberger, both of Hayeeville. Is the mnehlne with Clelberger and fligbloek was Curtis Doerrer of Mansfield. Doerrer's *boul- der was crushed, his leis were broken and he reeelved internal injuries. Woman Is Hutt in Wreck. Ashtabula, Ohio. — One passenger, Mrs. M. Hartsbere of Providence, R. 1, and two trainmen were injured here cently when the Lake Shore limited was struck from the rear by the Boston and St. Louis entrees while standing\ over the Lake street subway east of the station. SUMMARY OF NEWS SHORT ITEMS CLIPPED FROM DAILIES. NEARLY ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD ARE REPRESENTED HF.R.EWITH. Simon Chandler of Worcester, Mass., said to have been the first man to en- list in a regularly prganized military company in response to Lincoln's call for volunteers in the civil war, is dead at his home in that city. Drifting for 24 hours in a boiling sea, clinging frantically to the top of the deck house and expecting every moment to be washed to death, Cap- tain Meader and the crew of eight of the old schooner McFadden was saved by the British tramp steamer Kather- ine, bound from Baltimore to Tampico. A sky scraper for the use of phy- sicians, , the only one in the world, will be built in this city off Broadway, in East Forty-first street. The build- ing will be dubbed \The Doctorium.\ The projected building will be 15 stories high and will contain 250 suites of offices, each adapted to the use of doctors. General Wickersham has decided that the dividends received by a corpora- tion as a stockholder of any other cor- poration of the character to which the act imposing a tax of 1 per cent on net income applies should be deducted from its gross income regardless of the amount of the net\income of such dividend -paying corporation. The president recently issued a proclamation in which it is said that inasmuch as Denmark,Vhe Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,' Belgium, Egypt, Persia and Portugal do not unduly dis- criminate in their tariffs against goods imported from the United States those countries are entitled to the minimum rate established by the Payne -Aldrich law. The German imperial tiommittee that was formed after the disaster to the Zeppelin airship near Echterdingen in order to organize a national Zeppelin airship fund, has now issued its official report. The total sum subscribed to the fund exceed() 2,900,000 marks. The subscription list was headed by the kaiser with 10,000 marks. Two hundred people, including many women and girls, were thrown into a panic at Chicago when Carmena Sicoli, a laborer, entered a ball where they were dancing and began firing a re- volver. The dancers escaped through windows to adjoining roofs and down fire -escapes. All the shots were wild. Governor Alexander Henderson of Yukon territory, who has arrived in Vancouvpr, B. C., from Ottawa, where he conferred with dominion officials, learned that a petition asking the gov- ernment to remove him from office wan on the way from Dawson tef Ottawa. He will not go north until be learns what action the dominion government means to take upon the petition. Julio! Langbein, known to civil war veterans throughout the coentry as the \Little Drummer Boy of New York,\ is dead at his home. Langbein, who was 12 years old when he enlisted as a drummer boy in Hawkins' zouaves, was the youngest volunteer who went from New York state to the front. After the war he became a district judge and president of the Medal of Honor league, While defending an aged man from three men tormentor,' at New York Thomas Graham, a partially paralyzed newsboy, was stabbed three times by one of the men in Herald square. Two women in an automobile took the wounded newsboy into their machine and while the car sped to Bellevue ho, pital they held him on their laps and their rich dresses became saturated with blood. Doctors said the crippled lad would probably die. Premier McBride announced recently at Victoria, B. C., that the govern- ment's railway policy will be laid be- fore the house this week. Then mem- bers of the legislative and the publie. will have an' oppertunity of judging whether the contract by which the Canadian Northern agrees to build a railway from the Rockies to Vancouver, with a ferry to Victoria and a road traversing Vancouver island 'a west coast, is a bargain or a holdup. Heavy penalties were imposed by Judge R. W. Tayler in the federal court at Toledo, Ohio, on the prominent mem- bers of the Ohio band of blackhanders foetid guilty of conspiracy to use the mails to extort money from Italiene living in Ohio and, Indiana. Salvatore Lima of Marion, the chief of the band, was sentenced to 16 years' Imprison- ment. Sebastian Lima, his brother, and Gineeppe ignoffo, his brotbeir-in- law, were sentenced to 10 years' Im- prisonment each. Mr. Van Norden, the millionaire head of the Van Norden Trost company of New York, was robbed of $28,000 in front of the WaldortAstortja,hotel as the outcome of performing an 'act of courtesy. Mr. Van Norden stopped to pick up a handbag that a young woman had dropped. Her companion jostled against him so that he almost lost his balance. After he had restored the handbag he went on home and forgot the incident. When he opened his wallet, however, he found that several $1,000 bills were missing. A tramp whom David Ornstein of Nashville, Tenn., fed and housed one cold night in 1904 reappeared at Orn- stein's place today and asked for and ate his dinner, and then handed the amazed farmer a $20 goldpiece. The man said he had prospered and had determined to revisit Ornstein in the guise of a tramp. He left without tell- ing his name. HIS WIFE REFUSES HIS PICTURED SKIN Husband Would Give, But Every Portion of His Body Is Tattooed. New York.—Gustav Gottlieb, who is a living picture gallery, wants tO trans- fer some of his art treasures to his wife, but she is unwilling. Mrs. Fannie Gott- lieb is in the Kings county hospital, Brooklyn, suffering from the effect of burns and 64 square inches of akin are needed to aid her in her recovery. Sev- eral of her relatives and friends, includ- ing her husband, volunteer to part with tome of their own skin, but for vari- ous reasons none could be accepted ex- cept that of her husband. \Fine. You're a good subject,\ Dr. Wessenberg, the husband's surgeon, de- clared upon seeing the man. \Your husband will give up some of his skin to heal your wounds,\ he said to Mrs. Gottlieb. \He will not,\ responded the patient weakly. \Show the doctor your arm, Gus,\ she said to her husband. On the right arm above the wrist were two bleeding hearts, artistically done in indis ink. \That's all right,\ said the doctor hopefully. \We are going to take it from his back.\ But Mrs. Gottlieb shook her head. Then the doctor found out that his arms and his entire body, except his face, bear tattooed pictures. His broad back is decorated with an awe-inspir- ing jungle scene with snakes and creepy things crawling around. CHEAP MEAT IS A HORSE ON CHICAGO Equines Killed by Wholesale and Flesh Sold for Food. Chicago, Jan. 31.—rn an official re- port to the Illinois state food commis- sion, made public today, State Inspect- or Hoey says that horses are being slaughtered by the wholesale in Chi- cago and that the meat is being sold and distributed for human consumption. The meat, he says, is being cut in roasts, steaks and sausages and Field to free lunch counters in Chicago and to some farming districts and mining camps where foreigner, are employed. Heretofore, says the report, it was thought all horse meat prepared in Chi- cago was for shipment to Copenhagen, and the fact that it is being put up for home consumption is looked upon as necessitating a new state law regulat- ing the killing of horses. All horse killing, it was reported, was done by small laughtering houses. In one place, it was found, 15 horses . a week were killed. Product, of this place went to Wisconsin and Illinois. Inquiry at a cheap boarding house disclosed the fact that \meat\ was purchased at 6 cents a pound when butchers in the neighborhood were ask ing 9 oents for the cheapest meat. TO UNSEAL CHERRY MINE. Then Search for Bodies of 200 Dead in Vast \Tomb. Cherry, Ill., Jan. 3I.—The St. Paul mine, in which more than 200 miners have been entombed since November 13, when fire caused the death of 350 men, will be unsealed this week. It is thought that 40 bodies are floating in water in the bottom of the mine. More than 200 other corpses are said to be huddled in the second level. The condition of the bodies is causing as much concern aa are the engineering problems attendant on the uncapping of the mine and the cleaning of the debris from the subterranean passages. It has been suggested that the bodies be chemically destroyed in . ,the mine galleries. This suggestion hat met with bitter opposition on the part of mothers and, children and relatives of dead ml tier,. With grief so long drawn out, the women of Cherry are stoically await- ing the last ordeal. Tentative arrange mente are being made for funerals. Men have been engaged to dig a row of graves nearly a quarter of a mile long. SECOND MARRIAGES HAPPIEST. Woman Gains Domesticity by Ex patience, Is Alleged. New York —As a role second mar liar* are the happiest, said ex -Judge A. J. Dittenhoffer of New York in an Interview published here recently. \The woman who marries for a sec- ond time,\ he eontineed, \is more apt to make a happy home, beeause she is more settled, more domestic, more prudent. She has profited by experi- ence and vnisthkee. • 5 . •