Sanders County Democrat (Plains, Mont.) 1909-1910, February 18, 1910, Image 1

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Ira? O' Nun. •I Sanders County Democrat VOLUME 1. PLAINS. MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1910. NUMBER 18 SUMMARY OF NEWS SHORT ITEMS CLIPPED FROM DAILIES. NEARLY ALL PARTS OF THE virceLD ARE REPRESENTED HEREWITH. _ General Booth of the Salvation Army is expected in Berlin next week. Ile is expected to make addresses at many of the important German centers. Antonietta Fratini, who Was 72 years old, shot herself at Rome because she had been awaiting death for 50 years, and there was no sign as yet of her dying. A protest against the government letting exclusive contracts for printing of stamped envelopes and return post- cards to a single firm was made by the resolution committee. Former Governor Lewis Wolfley of Arizona, Who Was struck by a Car on the Pacific electric line in Los Angeles recently, is dead, lie did not regain consciousness. John Caddell, who died at Joplin, Mo., at the age of 90 years, had hair and beard as black as ebony. His widow says this was due to his tran- quil life. Caddell never worried. New England was visited last week by a severe storm of wind and snow, one of the results being an unusually high tide. Several wrecks of sailing vessels are reported. The Methodist association of Rome denies the published statement that it has been arranged for former President Roosevelt to speak at the Methodist church during his visit here. Elliott Kauffman, a wealthy mining man of Colorado, who is now in Pasa- dena, Cal., received a letter which was written to him by a sister in Germany 40 years ago. The writer has been dead for 25 years. Unpaid depositors in the defunct Ore- gon Trust and Savings bank, whose &aline aggregate more than $300,000, have been paid in full by the German - American bank, which succeeded the defunct bank. Brigadier General Hiram L. Chit - 4 tenden, recently promoted and sta- tioned at Seattle, has been placed on the retired list. His retirement will be followed by the promotion of Colonel Frederick W. Ward, commanding the Seventh cavalry at Fort Riley. George W. Stratton, special agent of the treasury department in the Puget sound district and formerly private • secretary to Secretary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, died recently at Van- couver, B. C., soon after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. He Was 31 years old. A number of Chinese girls, specially trained in San Francisco, have begun work in l'ekiag as central operators in the telephone system recently opened there. Subscribers, when ringing up, address them as \Lily of the air\ and \Butterfly that talks.\ /11 The budget was passed after slight additions by the house of representa- tives at Tokio. The passage of the budget WAS assured through the recent compromise whereby the land tax was reduced 8 per cent, involving $4,000,- 000 and the appropriations were pro- portionately reduced. The Irian department reports that 1909 was not so favorable to root crops as 1908. This yield of turnips and mangelm fell below the average of 1908, but are above the average of the 10 years, 1899-1908. Carrots and parsnips show an average in 1909 considerably lower than that of 1908. Colonel Charles Chaille-Long, the ex- plorer, will come from his home in Baltimore to New York early next week to receive from the American Geographic society its medal for emi- nence in exploration. The honor is a long deferred one for discoveries along the Victoria Nile in 1876. Peter Wilson WAS almost instantly killed while digging a well near Helix, ()re., recently. Ile was working at a depth of 9C feet when a short piece of two by four scantling was dropped from the top of the well and paruck him on top of the head. He was brought to the surface and rushed to town, but never regained consciousness. Cow Watches Calf's Skin. A cow's melancholy over the lofts of tier emit led to a strange incident re - 4 cently at (he home of Josiah Brown, a mile north of Mount Carmel, 111. Brown owned a cow with a spotted pelf, and .the calf Was so peculiarly marked that when it was killed the skin was made Into a rug. The mother cow was downcsat and bawled enntinually. Mrs. Brown went into her parlor, and 'there on the floor lay the cow, which had seen the calfskin through the—win- dow, quietly pushed the doors open and walked in. One barred door had been forced open by the cow's horns. AUGUST BELMONT TO WED. Famous Actress Will Marry Well Known Multimillionaire. New York, Feb. 13.—Mies Eleanor Robson, the actress, is to wed August Belmont, millionaire clubman, horse- man and financier. Miss Robson ended her successful stage career last night in the \Dawn , of a Tomorrow\ in Brooklyn. Formal announcement of the engage- ment was made recently to a circle of intimate friends of Miss Robson, and many of these friends attended the closing performance of her play last night. Miss Robson 'a name first became linked with that of August Belmont more than a year ago when Mr. Bel- mont was seriously ill, and she was the most constane`, and anxious in- quirer. Mr. Belmont is 57 years of age and a widower. Ile has three eons. Miss Robson is 29 and is widely known as one of the most successful actresses on the American stage. NO FEVER AT PANAMA. Cases of Yellow Jack Have Become Rare. Washington.—From having been a hotbed of yellow fever a few years ago Panama has become so free from that disease that an isolated case be- comes of news interest to its citizens. Formerly it was taken as a matter of course that many cases could be 'found at any time. A feature of a re- cent issue of the Canal Record, how- ever, was an account of a young Eng- lishman who had contracted yellow fever at one of the South American ports got by the Colon' quarantine and was then in the hospital. The next issue of the Record, which has just reached Washington, indi- cates that there has been no spread of infection, and that none is anticipated, the medical authorities having exer- cised every possible precaution. PERFECT ARM! AIRSHIPS. English Try New Dirigible at Aldershot Camp. London, Feb. 13.—The British army appears /at last to have secured a workable airship after many false starts. Manned by Colonel Capper and four assistants the huge fish -shaped craft was launched from the military bal- loon factory at Farnborough yesterday. An hour was occupied in a flight over Laffan's plain to Aldershot camp and back to its shed. The airship traveled several hundred feet high and appeared to answer its helm perfectly. The new machine in many times greater in size than its predecessers. It is 70 feet in length, with poii.ted ends' and fin -like projections on either side. Its fame extends below the body for about three -fourths of its length. The propellers are attached to its sides. GOVERNOR RETIRES TO FARM. Iladley of Missouri Will Lead Simple Life During Term in Office. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 11.—Gov- ernor Hadley, a firm believer in life on the farm as the ideal existence as well as a solution of the high cost of Ii, log problem, demonstrated his sincerity when he bought a 120 -acre farm near Imere and announced that he will move his family there as soon AS warm weather comes. The governor talked earnestly about his farm. lie will raise stock and poultry and &vote his spare time to scientific farming, as taught by the agricultural college at Columbia., By using the telephone and his au- tomobile he expects to combine his duties as governor and farmer without eouflict. LOVE REKINDLED BY BLOOD. Surgical Operation Reunites Husband and Wife. Tacoma. --An intervenouun transfusion operation perforhied hero recently on Mrs. Lucy Wood has resulted in reunit- ing Mrs. Wood and her husband, who have been separated nearly two years. The young wife's mother wrote to the husband in Vancouver and asked him to submit to the operation, telling him it Was the only way of .saving his wife's life. Ile hurried to Tacoma and eagerly preseeted himself at the hoe- pital.. The blood from him arm WU PRI OW ed to flow into his wife's body for 30 minutes. It is said she will re- cover. A reconciliation between hus- band and wife was effected when she regained conselousness. • Nortonville (Ky.) Bank Closes. Mailieonville, Ky.. Feb. 14.—The Find National bank of Nortonville has clotted Its doors. The officers announce that the bank has not proved a profitable concern, but that depositors will be paid in full. Fete in Paris for 1'. R. Paris, Feb. 14.—The Figaro an- nounces that President,Fallieres will gii 4 e a grand fete at the Elymee palate on the occasion of ex President Roo,- valt's visit. NURSES QUIT CASE STORY TOLD IN COURT OF SWOPES DEATH. DOCTOR CHARGED WITH CRIME SUES WITNESS AGAINST HIM FOR $100,000 DAMAGES. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 13.—John G. Paxton has submitted to the demand that he give his deposition in the suit brought against . him by Dr. Hyde ask- ing $100,000 for alleged slander. Ile refused to include in his deposition, however, any part of the report of the analysis of the contents of the organs of the Swopes made to him by Dr. Ludwig Hektoen of Chicago. The seesion ended in a clash be- tween Frank P. Walsh, the attorney for Dr. Hyde, and Paxton, because Pax- ton had declined to furnish certain tes , timon3.-. Mr. Walsh said he would re- sort to court proceedings to compel Paxton to give the desired information. Attorney Walsh insisted that Paxton testify about contents of all the let- ters and other communications from Dr. Kektoen bearing upon pathological examination. Mr. Paxton refused to divulge any part of the reports made to him by the Chicago specialist, ig- noring the order of the notary that he produce the communications or testify as to their contents. Mr. • Paxton testified in regard to the alleged strike of the nurses in the Swope household. He said that all the nurses appealed to Mrs. Logan 0. Swope to dismiss Dr. Hyde as the fam- ily physician, else they would leave the house. The witness said that follow- ing the demand of the nurses Dr. Hyde was asked to cease his professional services and Dr. G. T. Twyman then began to treat the family patients. Mr. Paxton told how Miss Houle - hen, one of the nurses, put on her hat and cap and left the home. Before go- ing, however she said to Mrs. Swope: \People are being murdered in this house.\ Then Mr. Paxton related the dra- matie departure of Dr. sad Mrs. Hyde from the Swope home the wife indig- nant at the charges that had been made against her husband. \It was on this day,\ Mr. Paxton said, \that for the first time poison was mentioned mu connection with Colonel Swope 'a death. It was on this day for the first time I was aware of the awful story of the nurses and their suspicions. It was on this day that the open breach occurred be- tween Frances Swope Hyde, a good, faithful woman who had charge of the home during the trying siege of illness, arid her mother Mrs. Swope.\ Dr. Twyman told me that evening of the action of the nurses and the sus- picions of Mrs. Swope. \/ was thunderstruck. I could not believe it at #rst but Dr, Twyman went from one peculiarity to another as the nurses had related them to him. \Then for the first time did I hear Miss Kellar 's statement of the giving of the capsule to Colonel Swope and how he had gone into convidaione im- mediately after. But I still believed Dr. Hyde innocent,\ Mr. Paxton added, \and when they were leaving the Swope home under that awful charge that night, I shook Dr. Hyde's hand to show Mrs. Swope that I did not believe her suspicions could be true.\ \By the way, do you mean that Mrs Hyde left under a cloud of suspicion toot\ Frank Walsh Interrupted. \No! No!\ Mr. Paxton almost shouted. \She is a sweet pure, girl and she had been doing her duty, help- ing take care of her sisters in their \Then why didn't you ask her about conditions in the home during the ill- ness? Why didn't you ask her to eis ; „ plain the queer things which you Ran made up those awful charges before you accepted them as the truth?\ the persistent Mr. Walsh asked. Mr. Paxton declined to answer. Motorman Is Missing, Berkeley, Cal.—Simultaneously with the discovery that Motorman Ellis of the Berkeley train is missing and pos- sibly may have been burled into the bay and drowned, W. P. Kelley, gen. manager 'of the Key Route system, is- sued a statement holding Ellis reeponei- Me for the seeident which resulted in the injury of 20 persons, some prob- ably fatally. The accident occurred about- two miles from the shore, a Berkeley train on the Key Route pier telescoping an Oakland electric train when it stopped for signals. Mrs. Saes in Los Angeles. Loa Angeles. --Mrs. Russell Sage ar- rived in lios Angeles recently from Ban Antonio, Teeth. the last point at which her private car had stopped in her transcontinental journey. With her are her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L'Hommettiou Slocum, JUDGE SCORES DETEtTIVE. Treatment of College Boy- Declared Outrageous. 'hicago, Feb. 13.—\Mugging as the system of photographing priapnera for the rogues' gallery is sometimes termed by police officers, received se- vere condemnation in the municipal court yesterday, when Judge Geninmill ordered Detective James MiCarthor to show cause why he should .pot bo ad- judged in contempt of court for 'hav- ing caused Roy Whitmore, a stuglent who had been fined $5 for disorderly conduct, to be photographed. and meas- ured in the bureau of identiksatiou. Using the words \outrageous and damnable,\ in referring to some orf the methods resorted to 'by the polite in the treatment of prisoners, Judge Gem - mill paid: \The rule /aid *down by„ - '.your su- periors is that no person shall be taken to the bureau of identification unll i r ot d more than $50. •:In pho- graphi that boy and perhaps send- ing the picture throughout, , the eoun- try as that of a rogue I do not believe you acted rightly. I will enter a rule against you to show ca.use# ,why you should not be adjudged in contempt of ibis court.\ CRY OF BABY SAVES TWELVE. Gets Hungry While Household Smothers With Gas. Chicago, Feb. 14.—The cry of a 'Dairy alone,,saved 12 persons from asphyxi- ation. yesterday. The 12 had remained! to sleep at the residence of Henry Kol- 1 key, after attending a party. The fam- ily and visitors had retired after den -- ding until almost daylight. NiThile they slept e defective gas pipe poured fumes. into the crowded quarkers... The gas becanie so dense that they were still asleep at 1 o'clock in the afthrnoon. At that time a baby„ . sleepr k g in an- other room by a window became hungry and began to wail loudly, Thifis aroused Henry Kolkey, the only ope in the house .not completely overcome.. In a dazed condition he managed to crawl to a window and call for lrflp.. Out- siders noon smashed open the gloom. They Timed members of the Nolkey family and their visitors all uncon- scious, sonic apparently dead. T hey were taken to a hospital whyte it ivaa thought they would recover. r- llITE 18Y THE SPOONFUL: Doctor Drinks Poison to Shore Woman Pendleton, Ore., Feb. 14.—Dr. Jebel R. Griswold and Mrs. John' King of Helix, victims of accidental 'poisoning yisterday, are rapidly recov4ring and ars now' out of danger. They undoubt- edly cove their lives to the - fact that each took enough aconite to iill half a dozen persons. Mrs. s King was ill and took a tea- spoonful of what she thought was rnedi- cins. , It proved to be essence of aconite. As soon AS she discovered, her mis-- she she rushed to Dr. Griswold with the bottle. The physician misread the label, and to reassure the frightened. woman, said: \That won't hurt you; could 'take a tablespoonful,\ suiting the action to the word. In a few min- utes both were critically di. BOA? WRECKED; 50 PERISH. It Is \Harmless.\ Steamer Lima Ashore in 'Straits of Magellan. Santiago, Chile, Feb. Pa- cific Navigation company\ steamer Lima is ashore on one of the islands of the Hutimblin passage . of the straits',of Magellan, and probably will be a total loss. The chief. pilot and 50 passengers were drowned. The .British steamer Hathurtiela reel cued 906 of the persons aboard thel steamer. Seg Girl Found in Site. Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. ,l4.—The body 4 , Jane Adams, 18 years old, of this ci was found in the sue today.. The girl has been mining mote than s. week ind the police are searching for William( Sayler, a young martied man , of this eity, the last persons.ieen with Miss Adams. The police wired to the pence de- partments of every city in the country asking -tor the arrest of Seyler. The description given to Seyler\ is rat of w man 28 years old, 6 feet tal and of slender build, Vicksburg Has Big Fire Wes. Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 18.—After etioying property valued at frforri 9500,- 000 to 1 9/50 000, fire which s rted at noon yhterday was plseed u er con- trol at 4:30 o'clock. The ley dry goods CoMpany, Kuhn Brothe Brown and Baer, the Hnh. Metzger op NIT - piny, 1% J. fiehlonger, Gotha), Jewelry compaipf and other eatabliihmirts were either Tutted or badly damn More Dead in Primer° e. Primbro, Col., Feb. 14.--tT fl more bodies were recovered f m the \main!' Primer° mine todiy, making 65 taken out es the ezplpsion on Janeart 31. One body was identified as that of David Williams, Welsh mine boss. Workmen say more bodies will be recovered. NORTHWEST NEWS ITEMS NOTES SELECTED FOR BUSY READERS. ABOUT PEOPLE AND EVENTS IN MONTANA, IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON ITEMS. Alluira bank deposits fur January 31 were $208,923, a gain over last year of $7,000. During 1909 there were 33 cars of hogs ,shipped from Uniontown, 11 cars of cattle, three cars of horses and one ear of sheep. S. McDonald, an aged farmhand of Molson, hanged himself in the barniat the rear of the Nielson market re- cently. C. A, McCabe, the oldest settler of Garfield county still living in the county, is in a serious condition from ptomaine poisoning caused by canned salmon. The farmers of Rockford report crop conditions the best ever at this time of year. More whea0was sown last fall than usual and it has not suffered from freezing. Charles Favia, a rancher living near Chelan, Wash., committed suicide re- cently by turning on the gas in a room which he was occupying in a lodging house conducted by his wife in Seattle. Waiteburg local No. 1, Farmers' Edu- cational and Cooperative union, have had a carload of flour ground by Cor- bett Brothers of Huntsville. Farmers say by this method they gain one sack of flour of 25 pounds on every barrel. F. L. McNeil, a well known printer of Spokane, has purchased the Lehman Hot Springs in the Blue mountains in Oregon for a consideration of about $25,000. Ten thousand dollars will be spent on an automobile stage and other improvements. William Junes of Bales I Jones, cat- tlemen of Orangeville, who last sum- mer bought a stock ranch in the Big Hole basin, in Montana, where they have already shipped several trainloads of cattle, is here again arranging for t be purchase of several head more. Robert McClaine, a middle-aged man, diat recently at North Yakima as the ram it of being run down by a train i n ft he Northern Pacific yards. Both Legs vere cut off and he was otherwise badly , smashed up. McClaine has been in the s 'twploy of the reclamation serv- ice, but. ren e .hing is known of him here. The s earth for Mrs. Alice Eaton, who so mysteriously disappeared last week from the Odd Fellows' home in Walla Walla, was given cap. It is thought if the body is in one of the ponds of the city or int owe of the pools of Mill creek it may rise to the surface, and it is felt that any further search of the country is US dens. Prowicuting Att4 mrney C. A. l'ettijohn of Lincoln county 1, as submitted his an- nual report to 00 verner Hay. The total number of cris nine/ cases in the superior court last •ear was 32, and of this number there were 23 convic- e t i a o se n F s , w w e i r t e h d e i n , ! m y i sa t w e d o b a c ,iqouriettas coming in F g our to trial and three cases were pending jaaa h a e r r y e 1 ri T re fewer empty houses in Dayton than for 20 years, t this sea- son, according to property owners - This condition exists despite the fact that 1909 was a retord-breaker io'n point of the number of new ilerollinge erected. In view of the sca.teity of houses this swing is expected to be unprecedented in building activiky. Prosecuting Attorney Campbell filed information in the superior court at Montesano race ntly, charging William Oohl, agent of the Sailors' union at Aberdeen, with the murder of Charles) Hedberg on the night of Decemlser 23, last. The int 'ormation follows the usual form and alleges that • Ooh/ killed Hedbe r gw with a revolver. It does not name the place where the crime committed, At the aims al meeting of th e Yakima County • Horticultural union re- cently it WAS (IS cided to erect a new 925,000 warehouse to practically double the capacity of ti 'sir plant and also to purchase a 8;501 site. Reports pre- sented *flowed that 112 ears of produce aggregating 1.15,t3 29 packages of all kinds had been hipped from North Yakima , in Vo09. This is a falling off o frointh e el 7t 'vi rOp.. ug \Year's mark haeau\ f the ho e The state railway commission has adopted a rule regarding railroad cross- ings of highways that will be enforced hereafter that a steam or electric line asking permissions to cross a highway must, at its own expense, so grade the. road as to give it level grade at all grade crossings for a distance of 20 feet each side of the center line of the track, and that the 'grade of the high• way approaching the crossing shall be graded to not exceed 5 per cent unless a greater grade now exists on the county road in that immediate vicinity. IDAHO JOTTINGS. The Orofino Electric company is mak- ing arrangements for a big output of fruit boxes this season. The company has 1,000,000 feet of logs and has con- tracted for another 1,000,000 to be de- ivered later. Jacob Hecker, who sold his farm, 160 acres four miles north of Cotton- wood, to Victor Lustig for $8,700, re- cently disposed of hie horses and farm implements at public auction prepara- tory to his removal to Montana. Tom Allisen, who has hunted and trapped in the Buffalo Hump country for years, has established a new record for cougar killing, having in two months secured seven of the finest specimens of the big cats seen in this section. A new record in poultry prices has been established in Orangeville. Old hens selling for $9 a dozen, while it is impossible to secure either turkeys, ducks or geese. Scarcity of chickens among the farmers is attributed as the cause of the unusual price. Walter Peo, a Umatilla Indian, was arrested near Lapwai recently by Dep- uty Sheriff Charles Monroe, taken to Lewiston and placed in jail. Re is wanted by the Oregon authorities for alleged illegal branding of horses of other lndiaus on the reservation near Pendleton. Edna Barger, a 10 -year -old girl of Mace, proved herself a heroine recently at the little mining town in the canyon through her successful efforts to save the life of Willie Brown, aged 4 years, from drowning. The little fellow was playing around the Reda mill and fell into a tank containing three feet of water, with slime underneath. Catching the boy 's coat, the girl held him until her cries were heard by men at the mill, who pulled the little fellow out. The Idaho Civil Engineers and Sur- veyors' association recently went on iecord at its state convention in favor of state control of power sites. A hot fight developed over the action on the resolution in which reclamation en- gineers ad-vocated national control. They were overwhelmingly defeated. The resolutions condemn Secretary Bal- linger for his action in withdrawing lands contributary t o certain power sites. One of the largest cougars ever re- ported in this section was killed re- cently in the Half Moon country by J. C. Brown, a sheep herder employed by C. J. Hall. The animal, which measured eight feet in length, had been levying tribute on Brown's flock for some time and when shot was prepar- ing to unmake another raid. More thr sn twn. miles of plank side- walk has been inuilt in Oroville this spring, a e4,000 city half is to be eon- etrueted, , the !streets have been stir- veYed p reparatory to grraling, and the city nncil has passed an ordinance ranialf for an election to bowl the city for 13 0,000 for a more efficient water arlitir I. The city attorney has been araelf , to draw tip , two ordinances to Pea. ,de for a poll Sax and an ocenpa- t 40 4 tax. . MONTANA NEWS. Encouraging reports have reached Missoula of the progress in the mining districts of the Coeur d and Carter. The reports indicate that much development has been done during the winter and that there is every evidence that splendid results will result this season. Flathead county public schools will receive $0,274 from timber sold within national forests last year, under that provision of the regulations whereby each community is made the beneficiary of the amounts received by the service for government timber. The roads will secure a like amount. The amount to be apportioned among the schools, come at a time when a number of smaller districts were on the point of closing and will enable them to con- tinue the terms. Plats of a system of county roads held out on the Flathead reservation by the surveyor of Flathead county were sent to the department of the interior recently for approval. By this plan of laying out the roads according to natural avenues of travel and not awaiting settlement and then follow- ing section limes, it is believed $20,000 tio $30,000 will ultimately be saved to tile county. In the Flathead valley, ov sing to failure to lay out roads he- roin the land was taken, more than (ha t amount has been expended in buy- ing right of way and grading steep Judge Erickson, in the district court of lialiepell, has blinded down an opin- ion overruling the demurrer of the Somers Lumber company to the eorn- plaint of the state, wherein the state seeks to 'compel the company to abol- ish its log booms, obstructing naviga- tion on Flathead -Jake. The demurrer was brought on tn ground that the links in federal water and, that state eourts have no juriedietion. All the disagreeable people don't live on cross streets. a •••

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